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THE MORXIXC OltEGOXIAN, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1920
WrCWVlT SAYS HE
CANT BACK JOHNSON
Obligation to Vote for Califor
POSITION IS MADE CLEAR
SENIORS OF LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL WILL APPEAR IN PLAY, "PRUNELLA," TOMORROW.
Two Distinct Statutes Under "Which
Delegates to Party Convention
Are Elected Cited.
reela.ra.tioTi9 that throughout the
campaign io had asserted he would
not support Hiram Johnson for the
presidency at tho republican national
convention; that he was elected under
a statute that makes no provision as
to how the delegates shall vote and
that he had from the first declared be
would "vote for the candidate who
carried the republican primaries,
erways provided that I would not vote
for Senator ,1'ihnson," were made
yesterday by Wallace McCamant, re
cently elected delegate to the repub
Mr. HCaman:i asserts that, unlike
the other delegates, he will pay his
own expenses n the trip and that
there are two statutes covering the
election of delegates. Under one of
these the other delegates were elected,
he says, while he was chosen under
Two- Statutes Explained.
Two months ago, Mr. McCamant as
serts, he told Sanfield MacDonald,
Johnson manager, that he would not
vote for' Johnson at the convention.
Mr. McCamant went on-:
"Certain attacks having been made
upon me in evening papers, I should
greatly appreciate an opportunity to
lay before the people the reasons
why I do not consider myself bound
to vote for Hiram Johnson at the ap
proaching republican national - con
vention. "The old law under which delegates
to national conventions -were elected
was expressly repealed by the last
legislature. (See session laws of 1919,
page 494.) The statutes under which
delegates secured places on the ballot
at the recent primary were adopted
in 1916. There are two of these stat
utes, and they are entirely independ
ent of each other. The first of them,
found on page 124 of the session laws
for 1915, provides in its third section
that a candidate for delegate shall
take an oath that he will use his best
efforts to bring about the nomination
of the person receiving the largest
number of votes at the primary. This
-statute permits the candidate for del
egate to go on the ballot by paying a
fee of $15 to the secretary of state,
and It provides that the delegate
shall receive from the state the ex
penses of his trip to the national con
vention, not exceeding $200. All of
the candidates for delegate at the re
cent primary" except myself secured
their places under the above statute
and I assume that they took the oath
referred to therein.
No Oath Held Required.
"I secured my place on the ballot
under a statute found on page 348 o(
the session laws for 1915. The stat
ute contains no instructions as to how
delegates operating thereunder shall
vote and it makes no provisions for
payment by the state of any part of
their expenses. It provides that a
candidate may go on the ballot by
filing a petition signed by 500 elect
ers. My petition was signed by 1635
electors. The statute required no
oath from me as to what I would do,
and 1 have taken'no oath.
"I have from the first stated that
I would vote for the candidate who
carried the republican primaries, al
ways provided that I would not under
any circumstances vote for the nomi
nation of Hiram Johnson. I made
this statement more than two months
ago to Sanfield MacDonald, who was
then managing the Johnson campaign.
On May 8 I received a letter from
a prominent republican in Corvallis,
who seemed, from his letter, to be
active in the Johnson campaign, in
quiring as to my attitude in this re
spect. I wrote him under date ot
May 8, expressly stating that I would
not vote for Hiram Johnson. It is
true a stated in my article published
in the Voters Pamphlet' that 1 had
committed myself to no candidate and
for the reason therein stated, but I
have been as outspoken as a man
could be in my expressions that 1
would not vote for Hiram Johnson.
Precedent la Cited.
"There is a precedent for my ac
tion. Massachusetts expressed a pref
erence for Taft at the state primary
in 1912, but the six delegates at large
were all Roosevelt men. They went
to the convention and voted for the
Roosevelt programme on every ques
tion. ; '
"It is my duty to vote eonscien
ctousiy ana jn accordance with my
Dest judgment on every question com
ma- Deiore me convention. In my
opinion senator Johnson lacks sev
eral of the most essential qualifica
tions for the high office to which he
aspires. I will not vote for a lawyer
who advocates the recall of judicial
"In accordance with my slogan on
me oauot i win vote tor an Araeri
can, a republican and a statesman.
Senator Johnson has polled be
tween S5 and 40 per cent of the vote
cast at the republican primary. If
he receives 90 per cent of the state's
vote in tne convention, no injustice
is aone mm.
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Croat row, left to rig-lit Mir Helming;, Anne O'Reilly, Evalj-n Welnatoelc, Robert Shenard. Second raw Han
nah Laldlaw, I. V rllr Long, Geora-la Jacobs. Kenneth Arnold, I. yd! a Roaenbaum. I.nclllr Rank, Helen Colwell,
Miriam rnblver, Ted Steffena. At top Smart Biles, John Piper, Donelaa Mcob Paul Harris. Shirley Baron,
George Faual, Hnui Robin.
Both tomorrow afternoon-and evening in the Lincoln high school .auditorium wili be produced the class play
of the seniors of Lincoln. The play Is "Prunella," an artistic fantasy of charming detail. Painstaking rehears
als under capable directors are said to insure a production that will highly please friends, relatives and patrons
. who attend. .
The setting of the play is a Dutch- garden. Here Prunella (Hannah Laidlaw) resides with her three aunts.
Prim, Prude and Privacy. One day as a troupe of players are dancing by. Prunella, falls in love with Pierrot
(Ted Steffens), and a charming love story evolves.
The action of the play is accompanied throughout with dancing and music-making.
JOHN F. GHITW000 DIES
OBEGOX FIOXEEK OF 1853
PASSES AT ASTORIA HOME.
Estate of $25,000 Jeft in Trust to
Assist Poor and Deserving to
. Get Start in Life.
ASTORIA. Or., May 26. (Special.)'
John Friend Chitwood, aij Oregon
pioneer of 18o3 and a resident of Clat
sop county since 1879, died this morn-
ins- following- an extended Illness. -,-.:
Mr. Chitwood was born in Mahaska
county, Iowa, on December 23,-1839.
He was a descendant of an old colo
nial, family, his grandfather having
fought against the British in the rev
In 1853 Jefferson Chitwood, father
of the deceased, came across . the
plains with his family, consisting of
his wife, four sons and two daughters,
and settled on a donation land claim
now known as Chitwood island, in the
Willamette valley, a short distance be
low Salem. -.
John Chitwood was never married
and his only relatives are two nieces.
whose addresses are not known, and
fourth cousin, Frank Xu Chitwood
of this city. 1
Mr. Chttwood's greatest ambition in
his later years was to assist the poor
and deserving and ifi making his will
he was guided by that thought. This
document was executed on September
1 of last year. It bequeaths the es
tate, which his attorney estimates at
about $25,000, to T. S. Cornelius, John
E. Gratke and Walter T. Eakin, trus
tees to be used for charitable pur
poses. His only directions were that
the estate be used in aiding the old
and worthy, in helping some young
men or women to get a start in the
world or in helping anyone else who is
worthy and in distress.
The French state railway is using
demobilized war-trained dog's to
guari good tn transit.
HAVE DARK HAIR
AND UM YOUNG
Nobody Can Tell When You
Darken Gray, Faded Hair
With Sage Tea.
Grandmother kept her hair beautl
fully darkened, glossy and attractive
with a brew of sag-e tea and sulphur.
Whenever her hair took on that dull.
faded or streaked appearance, this
simple mixture was applied with won
derful effect. By asking at any drug
store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur
Compound, you win get a large bot
tie of this old-time recipe, improved
by the addition of other ingredients,
all ready to use, at very little cost.
This simple mixture can be depended
upon to restore natural color and
beauty to the hair.
A well-known downtown druggist
ays everybody uses Wyeth's Sage
and Sulphur Compound now because
it darkens so naturally and evenly
tnat nonoay can ten it naa been ap
plied it's so easy to use, too. Xou
simply dampen a comb or soft brush
and draw it through your hair, taic
ing one strand at a time. By morning
the gray hair disappears; after an
other application or two, it is re
stored to its natural color and looks
giouy, coft and beautiful. Adv.
.nkers of the empire state who are
here in convention. The sole feature
of the first evening session was Mr.
Riley's gripping lecture, "The Lure
of the Great Northwest," illustrated
with scenes of beauty.
The historic conference room of the
Mohonk Mountain house was crowded
with an audience of delighted per
sons from every section of New York
state and their families and several
hundred guests of the hotel.
Enthusiasm ran high throughout
the entertainment and today the lec
turer is the center of groups of finan
ciers and travelers asking more in
formation and seeking to book the
lecture in other cities of the state.
Mr. Riley lectures in New York
City tomorrow and then goes to a sea
son in Boston and New England and
in Rochester and Detroit.
OREGON CITY HAS SCARE
TOW3T - 'JfARROWIiT ESCAPKS
MR. TAFT IN CITY TODAY
EX-PRESIDEXT WIMj BE BUSY
Distinguished Traveler Takes Day
Coaches and Snatches Meals
but Keeps Engagements.
ME CHANGES POSSIBLE
FIRST OF FIXAIj ELECTTOX TO
TALS DTTE TODAY.
Serious Irregularities in Work of
Boards in Some Cases Said
to Have Been Found.
First totals in .the final election
count made by the county clerk's of
fice will be ready this morning, these
including only : delegates to the re
publican convention. The mystery
of the missing returns from precinct
14 at Palmer was cleared up when
it was learned that there was no
count made at that polling place and
the ballot boxes had been sent back
Two weeks probably will be re
quired to complete the work of
checking through. Serious irregu
larities have been discovered, espe
daily in cases where the night
boards had not included the work
of the day boards in their reports.
Tally ing . also was done incorrectly
in some cases. County Clerk Bever
idge yesterday admitted the likeli
hood of the final county changing
the standing of at least one of the
men on the legislative ticket.
Difficulty Experienced in Getting
' 'Alarm 'Turned In Several
Firemen Slightly Hurt.
OREGON CITY, Or., May 26. (Spe
cial.) What might have been a dis
astrous fire occurred here this morn
ing, when the building owned by E.
A. Brady, the first floor of which is
occupied s,s a second-hand store by
Goldman & Son, and the second story
used - as furnished housekeeping
rooms., caught fire.
The fire started when a lodger at
tempted to light an oil stove. A burner
he had placed in the stove failed to
work and the flames caught the cur
tains. The room soon was a mass of
flames and the fire spread to the ad-
There was much excitement for
some time after the alarm had been
turned In. for the firebell was out of
commission, due to a burned-out gen
erator. Telephone operators were try
ing to get the alarm sounded, as the
firebell is sounded through the tele
phone office, and people were calling
from various sections inquiring as
to the location of the fire. At last
the alarm was sounded and the fire
companies responded to the call.
In extinguishing the flames several
firemen were injured. Gerald Warner
of the Fountain hose company had a
nail run through his foot and "Teck"
Stovell, member of the hook and lad
der company, had his face and hands
Little Guy Holford, weeping, after
the fire told bystanders that the pho
tograph of a dead brother and all of
his own belongings were destroyed.
The Holford family came to Oregon
City five months ago and is now in
Federal Charges Freed
From. Seattle Jail.
RADICAL LEADER IS GONE
E FOR RADIO ACT
STATIONS WOULD BE ALLOWED
TO HANDLE BtJSIXESS.
RUBBER MEM BANQUET
Tire Firms Meet to Promote Better
Feeling In Trade.
Members of 29 vulcanizing firms
of this city attended a banquet given
last night in the Benson hotel by
W. D. Johnson of the Firestone Rub
ber company to promote a better un
derstanding of tire problems. In his
address Mr. Johnson explained efforts
put forth to get into closer touch
with customers on all questions per
taining to cost, equipment and various
successful processes. Several others
were called upon, including L. M.
Harper, L- G. De Young and J. B.
The Rubbers Workers is the name
of a club recently formed for the pur
pose of furthering harmony in their
work. The officers are L. M- Harper,
president; W. T. Peters, vice-president,
and Al Courts, secretary-treasurer.
They meet the third evening of
the month in the Oregon hotel.
Special Rates Granted for Press
Dispatches; Arrangement to
Slop After Two Tears.
William Howard Taft. sometime
president but all the time hail fel
low well met, will be a Portland guest
He has a rigorous schedule and
one which will keep him busy. Here
7:20 A. M. Arrive from Seatle.
12:15 P. M. Speaks mt ProsreaHiYe Bus!
nees Men s club at Benson hotel.
1 P. M. Informal reception at Press ehib
luncheon, Benson notel.
6:15 P. M. speaks before Yale Alumni
association at University club.
8 P. M. Speaks at municipal auditO'
None will be admitted to the pro
gressive luncheon after 12:15. Mr.
Taft will speak on "Americanism."
At the Yale meeting he will recall
the good old days at xale.
At the auditorium meeting he will
speak on "The League of Nations Up
At least 4000 persons are expected
to hear him at the auditorium. Re
ports from Walla Walla, Spokane,
Bellingham and other points en route
on this, his first western tour as a
lyceum "attraction," are that crowds
have been turned away on every oc
casion. Mr. Taft will speak tomorrow at
"Mr. Taft has not yet missed a sin
gle engagement," said one of the
Ellison-White staff, who accompanied
him. "He has . had to travel in day
coaches, snatch meals at lunch coun
ters and do other things quite for
eign to the nature of a distinguished
ex-president, but he has won new
friends - and 'admirers everywhere as
the result of the enthusiastic manner
in which he has done everything.
Mr. Taft seems to enjoy himself
just as much as those who hear him."
FIRE PREVENTION URGED
Large Losses Due to Indifference,
Declares Jay Stevens.
Indifference la the cause for nearly
all the heavy loss in property and
lives In fires. Jay Stevens, former
Portland fire marshal, told members
of the Oregon school of national safe
ty council at the public library last
night. Mr. Stevens la manager of the
fire prevention bureau of the Pacific,
but is to leave shortly to take charge
of the same class of work for the
Mr. Stevens dwelt at length on the
increased interest being taken in fire
prevention work during the past four
years and hazarded the opinion that
the time is soon coming when the
annual fire loss will be permanently
decreased materially if the same
awakened interest on the part of
people generally la continued.
Other speakers included District
Manager Shively of the fire protec
tion bureau of the Pacific and H. H.
Herdman, Portland manager of the
national safety council.
Inmates of Detention Closely Guard
Secret of Sawed Bars Lead
ing to Iibcrty.
SEATTLE, Wash, May 26 (Spe
cial.) The existence of a soviet from
among the 42 radical prisoners held in
the United States detention station
here was' learned todav. when federal
omcials investigating the escape of
tour or the radicals early this morn
ing discovered bars that had been cut
for a month and carefully replaced
and learned from other prisoners that
the soviet directed who would escape
Bars from a door and window had
been cut so long that the ends looked
worn and rusted. The apertures
through the bars led to a fire escape
connecting with an overhead walk
leading to First avenue On first in
vestigating the federal officers came
to the conclusion that the four men
escaped through a side window. Two
bars had been cut " during the night
ror tne purpose of leading investiga
tors to conclude this as the means of
exit and to conceal the real means.
Three weeks ago three other Rus
sian prisoners disappeared and the
manner in which they left has always
Men a mystery. The bars in the door
and window that had been severed
were inspected daily, it is said, but
the cuts were never discovered.
Soviet Xieader Thonclit Free.
"We have learned enough." said Im
migration Commissioner Henry M.
White, "to lead us to believe that
there is an organization aside from
tne usual kangaroo court that is found
all Jail a. I am conducting an in
vestigation as to the men behind the
reported detention station soviet and
will see that it is stopped at once.
According to prisoners not members
of the soviet, but who claim to have
witnessed the escape, the sawing of
the bars and the meetings of the or
ganization, Lufa' Ef imchik, 30, one of
the escaped prisoners, was the presi
dent of the soviet and that before de
parting his successor was chosen. An
effort is being made to spot the man.
The Russians maintain silence. The
other prisoners who escaped are John
Boiko, 32. convicted radical and said
to be a former officer of the Union
of Russian workers; Mike Mostowy.
29, Russian, and Charles Fieldhouse,
22, son of James Fieldhouse, promt
nent tea and coffee merchant of Van
couver, B. C, held pending return to
Canada on a statutory charge.
The 'ruse to distract attention from
the open window through which it
was evidently planned that others
would have escaped when ready
fooled federal officers this morning,
and was detected only by accident
this afternoon in a thorough inspec
tion of the big room in which pris
oners were kept, by White.
' Prisoners Conceal Clever Opening,
Other prisoners who saw the escape
last night maintained silence and
sought to hide the real method of es
cape, indicating plans to empty the
detention station, federal officers be
lieve. The discovery of the open
grated window explains the myste
rious escape last month of two Ca
nadian youths and an Italian. A series
of escapes of lesser importance than
that ot today within the last year
were said by authorities this after
noon to have been made by other
methods than the open window. .
In the discovery made this after
noon. Commissioner White found that
f"ENUINK Oriental Rugs are
aptly called woven pic-
' tures. Expressing a design
existing only in the creative
mind of -the weaver, he fol
: lows the age-long traditions
' of his craft. The result is an
article of delicate color har
menles, expressing thought
and feeling often with mar
velous - power, but - withal a
creation- of enduring utility.
.. . AWrays Welcome. '
ing- ag-ent in eecuring- ties and tim
bers for tho company in which he
continued until the administration
adopted the rule of having- all mate
rial bought through the single agency
of the railroad administration, which
resulted in much . dissatisfaction In
the lumber trade at a time when lum
ber was available and could not have
been secured at a fraction of present
With depleted stocks in the car
shops and yard stocks of most of the
railroads, the corporations are obliged
to buy large amounts on the present
SHRINE BILL IS SUCCESS
SPECIAL VAUDEVILLE GIVEN
BY THEATER MANAGERS.
RILEY GRIPS AUDIENCE
Delighted i'tw Yorkers Acclaim
Northwest following Lecture.
LAKE MOHONK, N. T May 2S.
(Special.) The international north
west and its eloquent missionary,
Frank Branch Riley of Portland, Or.,
were acclaimed last night by the
WASHINGTON, May 26. The house
adopted unanimously and sent to con
ference today a resolution authoriz
ing the navy department to continue
operation for not more than two years
of its radio stations for the use of
the general public.
Rates for commercial messages
would be fixed by the secretary of
the navy, and on complaint would be
subject to review by the interstate
commerce commission. Special rates
could be granted for press dispatches,
but for private business messages the
measure provided that the charges
should not be less than those of pri
vately owned companies.
Operation of any of the stations for
the public would cease any time with
in two years on notification by the
department of commerce that private
companies could handle the business.
BOY OF 9 LOSES SIGHT
Earl Etline Shot in Eye While
Playing With Rifle.
Earl Etling. 9, was brought to the
Good Samaritan hospital yesterday
from his home at Corbett, Or., where
he had been accidentally shot in the
eye while playing with his little
brother. At the hospital it was re
ported that he would recover, but
would be rendered permanently blind.
The father, Fred Etlintr. said that
Earl had carelessly pulled the trigger
of a I!-caliber rifle, which caused the
REGISTRATION IS ENDED
Vancouver, Wash., to Vote on Dock
- Bonding Proposal.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 26.
(Special.) The registration books
closed last night at 8:30 o'clock for
the special dock bonding election and
3619 were registered.
The books will be opened again
after the special election, June 25,
and kept open until they close Just
before the primaries.
The city will vote on bonding Van
couver for $130,000 to build a dock on
the public levee, and a vigorous cam
paign is being waged to carry it,
men's civic organizations being be
hind the movement.
Various Show Houses Donate Acts.
Mayor Gives Brief Talk.
A -vaudeville show under auspices
of the combined theater managers to
raise funds for the Mystic Shrine en
tertainment committee wis held last
night at the Heilig theater with, a
e;ood-sized crowd in attendance.
A lavish use of flags, emblems, pen
nants and various decorations of
Shrine significance were used through
out the theater, suspended in rows
around the boxes and around the
balcony. The lights were shaded by
fantastic Shrine shades and a group of
colorful pillow tops made a most ef
fective background along the lobby
walls. On a large table in the entrance
hall a collection of dolls, metal and
plaster emblems, pictures and souve
nirs of Shrinedom made an attrac
tive display and. found ready pur
chasers. The programme was made
up of acts from all the Portland the
aters and the services of the partici
pants were donated. Following a
brief talk by Mayor Baker the pro
gramme went on with no hitches.
From the Orpheum came Henry Scott,
the noted bass-baritone, in a series of
charming songs; Beth Beri, with one
of her two partners, in a clever dance
revue; Stewart and Mercer and the
Ned Norworth act. The Hippodrome
sent Murray Leslie, comedian and
monologist, and Harriet Tryen with
From Pantages came the -ventrilo
quial pair, Emily and Walter Walters;
Neivus and Gordon, dancers; the
charminsr Willa Holt Wakefield,
pianologrist. and Carlita and Dick
Lewis, operatic and jazz experts. The
Lyric made three contributions, one
of whom was Ben Dillon in a divert
the iron bars to the Western avenue jng specialty, and Dorothy Raymond
window, supposed to be imbedded in
the window ledge, had been cleverly
sawed in two so that when the grat
ing was closed it appeared intact. A
good shove, however, swung the
barred grating outward, leaving an
opening through which anyone could
step leisurely onto the lire escape, in
other words prisoners have had an
open way to freedom for a long time.
and Clarence Wurdig each contributed
a solo. Two local performers were
Herman Kline and Alice tenevieve
Smith. The Al Kader chanters, under
leadership of A. E. Davidson, com
pleted the programme with a song
written and dedicated to the Mystic
Shrine by Henry Murtagh
STUDENTS TO ENTERTAIN
Girls' PolyteclMiic School to Give
Concert and Play.
An entertainment will be given in the
auditorium of the Girls Polytechnic
school tomorrow night at 8:15 by the
students. The chorus will render six
numbers under the direction of Miss
Minnetta Magers. A play, "Piper's
Pay." in charge of Mrs. narry jtseaiB
Torrey, will follow the concert. The
programme is as follows:
Return ef the school sirtr- ehoma.
Entrance of "Three IJttle Maida Prom
School" Yum-Yum (trlde-elect, Kellte
Brambsrc; Plttl-Sin, Kddya Reynolds;
Peep-Bo. Lucille Atkinson.
"Braid the Raven Hair," chorus.
. Solo, PUti-Sing.
These characters will appear in
-Mm Inhn Rllr-tfm (PrCT. Mari Hoff
Mrs. Charges Dover (Mabel). Lelah Chll-dra-.
Mrs. Hereford-Carr, Bessie Baldra:
Miss Freda Dixoo, Florence Somerville
Mary Clark, a detective. Ruth Tunstall
iKvelyn Evans, a reporter, Mabel Wood
worth ; Katie, a maid. Pearl Knlspel.
LUMBER AGENTS COMING
Railroads Again Put Representa
tives Here to Get Stock.
The railroads of tie country are
again establishing their representa
tives in this territory to look after
Kecurina- supplies of lumber. C v .
Dickinson, representing the purchas
ing department of the Denver tt fiio
r.pnnrtft. has recently arrived from
Denver. During the greater part of
the war period i-dward uurry was
assigned to work under the purchas-
BR0D1E LEAVES FOR EAST
Oregon City Publisher to Cover Re
OREGON CITY, Or., May 26. (Spe
cial.) E. E. Brodie, publisher of the
Morning Enterprise, left this morning
for Boston to attend the annual con
vention of the National Editorial as
sociation. May 31 to June 5. Mr. Bro
die is a member of the executive com
mittee of the organization.
At Chicago Mr. Brodie will join the
editorial special over the Grand Trunk
to Boston through eastern Canada and
after a few days in New "Fork he will
go to Chicago to cover for the Enter
prise the national republican conven
tion, returning home about June 16.
NEWSIE HURT BY AUTO
Driver of Machine No. 74301 Does
Not Give Name.
Isidore Levis, newsboy for The Ore
gonlan, was run over last night by
an auto 'as he crossed the street
the corner of Sixth and Alder streets.
The name ot the driver of the auto
mobile was not ascertained. Levis is
12 years old and lives at 42T First
Dr. W. E. Stewart, who chanced to
be standing in front of the Selling
building when the accident occurred,
removed the boy to his home and, on
examination of his injuries, pro
nounced them not serious. Toung
Levis foot was injured, but appar
ently was not fractured.
The number of the machine which
ran into the boy was 74301, an auto
bonded by the Auto Transit company.
VETO MESSAGE EXPECTED
Disapproval of Peace Resolution Is
WASHINGTON, May 26. President
Wilson will veto the republican peace
resolution and send his veto message
to congress within a. few days.
This - was the information given
democratic leaders at the capltol
, Grease Causes Cafe Fire.
Nominal damage was caused by-
fire which broke out in Coe's cafe
teria. 637 Washington street, last
night at 8:30"oclock. The blaze start
ed when frrftasp. which was placed I
Is There No Relief From
Fiery Skin, Troubles?
Improper Treatment Makes
This a Natural Question.
. Eczema, tetter, scalp eruptions,
boils, pimples and other skin disor
ders are so stubborn and hard to get
rid of because they are not given the
proper sort of treatment. Tou must
know that use of lotions, salves, soaps
and ointments can make no impres
sion on your trouble other than to af
ford some temporary relief.
Then throw aside at once such
makeshift treatment that can only
reach the surface, and begin taking
a remedy that goes directly to the
source of,, your trouble. Go to your
drutf store, get a bottle of S. S. S. and
begin a thorough course of this fine
old .blood medicine that kills th
germs that creep into the blood an
cause all of your discomfort. S. S.
is a purely vegetable compound, mad
from roots and herbs of recognized
medicinal value. It so thoroughly
cleanses the blood and builds up an
strengthens the entire system that
the germs of disease are eliminated.
and then real relief -comes.
This fine old remedy is the san
and sensible treatment for your ski
disease, as you will find by giving it
a trial. If your case should need spe
cial advice, it can be had without cost
to you, together with valuable liter
ature by writing to Chief Medical
Adviser, 173 Swift Laboratory. At
lanta, Ga. Adv.
Swift & Company has referred
frequently to its small profit on
sales. This has raised the question,
"how many times do you turn over
Last year Swift & Company
turned over its invested capital
(capital stock plus surplus) nearly
This, together with our largo
volume of business, made it pos
sible to operate on a profit of only
1xq cents on each turnover. Since .
there were about six turnovers,
our total profit amounted to about
7 per cent on capital and surplus.
This profit amounted to 11 per
cent on capital stock alone. We in
clude surplus as part of our total in- .
vestment, because that is tied up in
plants and equipment and huge
supplies of products in process of
manufacture and on the way to
market, just as is our capital stock.
If the turnover had been based
on inventory instead of on capital,
the figures would have been about
the same, because the average
value of our stock of goods on
hand was about equal to our in
vestment. The profit, from' all sources, averaged
only cent per pound on all products
sold, and obviously had practically no
effect on prices.
Our books are audited by certified
public accountants, and are of course open
to inspection by the U. S. Internal Rev
enue Department. We want people to
know and to understand our business.
Swift Sc Company, U. S. A.
rh Strw M.rktt. 283 Glln St., Cor. tb St J- K. rorCTtrf, Mr.
PackiBC Plant. North Portland. Orecan. B. C. Daman. Ifaaacsr
Packlnc House Market, North Portland, Oregon
C. K. ParkhiU. Uuirn
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a pan in the kitchen of the cafe, came
in contact with a lighted gas burner.
The fire was extinguished within a
few moments by chemicals. The pro
prietor of the cafeteria is F. S. Coe.
715 Johnson street.
$10 6 Holdup IiOss Reported.
Police were called last nigrht to
Eighty-eighth street and Fifty-seventh
avenue, where T. M. Ginnis, on
his way home, reported that he had
been held up by two masked men. one
of whom was armed with a revolver.
Mr. Ginnis told the police that he had
been robbed of $106 and a gold watch.
When the police arrived at the scene
the robbers had fled.
Prohibition Violations Charged.
Nick Popovich, aged 34. of 112 Lav
rabee street, was taken into custody
last night by the police and charged
with a violation of the prohibition
amendment. He will be held for fed
eral investigation. Milin Stankovicta
was also arrested for the same of
fense at 75 Third street North.
I VERY 56 seconds a destructive
fire starts somewhere in the
I United States. An average of
1500 fires a day the year round.
Most of these fires are in homes I
Will yours be next?
It may, unless you have a flashlight
in your home. For scores of " home
fires" are caused by use of matches
.and other open lights for searching
Franco Flashlights are home neces
sities. They light up the dark corners
safely. Absolutely guaranteed. Giva
more light and last longer. Always
(Informatitm concerning fire$ tnktm
from Fire Prevention Manual issued by
The Nat l Board of Fire Underwriters.)