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TIIE 3IORXIXG OREGONIAX, SATURD4Y, MAT 29, 1920
. PinDCK'S WILL
UPHELD BY COURT
Judge Tazwefl Finds no Fraud
Nor Undue Influence.
DOCUMENT IS IN PROBATE
Decision Is Made as Arguments End,
It Being Held That Issues Are
Too Clear to Call lor Delay.
In her petition. Tbt as to all mat
ters of fact presented to the court
she has not sustained them, and the
court finds against all those allega
tions in toto. There is no reason now
why the court should disturb in any
way the findings and the decision
that It held some time ago in the
motion to strike and the same is ad
"The last will which has been pre
sented here as the last will and tes
tament of Mr. Pittock is, therefore,
received as such last will and testa
ment and an order and decree will
be made accordingly."
The opening argument of Attorney
Kerr yesterday dealt with the validity
of certain clauses of the will, which
counsel for the contestant held should
be settled in the hearing. Judge Taz
well had decided several months ago
in a motion to strike that the inter
pretation of clauses of a will should
come up at the time of distribution
of the assets of the estate and not in
a will contest.
Nothing could have been more nat
ural than that the' late Henry L. Pit
tock should have desired the men who
had been long associated with him
and who understood his views to
manage The Oregonian and continue j
his policies after deam, in the opinion
of Circuit Judge Tazwell, who found
against all the allegations of the con
test petition of Mrs. Caroline P. Lead
better in his decision handed down
yesterday sustaining the will of Mr.
Pittock and admitting it to probate.
The will was thus upheld.
By his decree Judge Tazwell held
, that no undue intluence was exer
cised on Mr. Pittock by C. A. Mor
den, manager of The Oregonian. pres
ident of The Oregonian Publishing
company and trustee under the will;
O. L. Price, executor and trustee -ol
the Pittock estate, or by Edgar B.
Piper, editor of The Oregonian, whose
tenure was secured under terms of
the will. Voluminous accusations con
tained in the contest petition were
sustained in no particular, the decree
clearing Mr. 'Pittock's associates of
the exercise of fraud in any degree
on the testator in order to benefit
under provisions of his will.
Decision Quietly Civen.
Though the estate was the largest
which has ever been Involved in
a will contest in Oregon, no sharp
conflict of facts developed in the tes
timony and Judge Tazwell was able
to give his decision as. soon as argu
ments of the attorneys had ceased.
There was nothing in the case requir
ing that it be taken under advise
ment for any considerable period, he
said, the issues being too clear and
indisputable. The hearing occupied
almost tour judicial days, of which
cmly 18 minutes were consumed by
testimony produced by the contestant
after the proponents had rested.
In final argument before the court
William M. Cake, appearing with L.
A. Liljeqvist and J. P. Cotton of the
New"Vork law firm of McAdoo, Cotton
& Franklin for the contestant, in-
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vealed in their side of the case the
confidential relations, secrecy sur
rounding the drafting of the will and
benefits by the terms of the will that
had been charged by the contestant.
It was only necessary for him to con
vince the court that undue influence
nao Deen useu, ne conienueu.
Explanation by the proponents of
circumstances surrounding the confi
dential relations between Mr. Pittock
and Messrs. Morden, Price and Piper,
the necessary secrecy observed and
the reasons for the trust created had
convinced the court that there was
no merit to the claims of undue in
fluence and "unnatural will pre
sented by the contestant.
James B. Kerr and Charles H. Ca
rey, appearing with John K. Liogan
and L. P. Price for the proponents
of the will, concluded the argument
yesterday for the estate and demand
ed that the instrument be admitted
to probate on the ground that no rea
son for refusal had been submitted
by the contestant.
Briefs A'ot Necessary.
Considerable time was given to a
legal argument on a Question Judge
Tazwell already had decided, on
motion to strike from the original
contest petition. The judge announced
that he found no good reason to re
verse his prior decision in the matter.
"I. think, gentlemen, that I am
ready to dispose of this matter, and
that the filing of any briefs may be
dispensed with," asserted Judge Taz
well when the attorneys concluded.
"From the course this case has
taken 1 do not think it calls for
any extended opinion or remarks from
me at this time. The petition of Mrs.
Leadbetter sets forth, in brief, that
because of the advanced age of Mr.
Pittock and of the long association
and intimate relationship with the af
fairs of the deceased, confidence re
posed, and so forth, Mr. Morden and
. Mr. Price exerted undue influence
over him and in effect that the
strument offered in probate is not the
last will of Mr. Pittock but that of
the gentlemen named.
p i 1 nit, , luce oca VII L ui lilt,
proponents 1 think all of them tes-
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mind and will, and that he could not
be easily influenced by any one. There
is no question as to that fact. He
was a very quiet and reserved man.
secretive to a great extent in his busi
ness relations and associations, the
" testimony of most of the witnesses,
if not all. on the nart of th. rtmnnn-
ents showing that he could not be
iniiuencea. especially Dy .ir. Morden
and Mr. Piper or Mr. Price that is,
Influence Held Proper.
"Any person may be influenced in
the making of his will and the will
r. be perfectly valid. It is only undue
influence that is cause, under such
circumstances, to set it aside on the
ground that it is not the "will of the
testator. 1 presume there are very
few wills prepared by persons who I
. execute wills but what are the result,
the offspring of suggestions of other
-" minds. The provision in the 1-912 will
and later embodied in the 1916 will,
relative to Mr. Morden and Mr. Piper,
were suggested, and no doubt Mr.
Pittock was influenced in the making
of those provisions for those gentle
men by influence which he consid
ered proper and which I think were
proper. There is no suggestion, I
think, anywhere in the testimony that
those influences were undue.
"One can readily understand why
Mr. Pittock made these provisions. He
.regarded Mr. Piper as a very valua-
- ble man to The Oregonian. "While
there is no testimony to that effect,
there is no question but that he re
garded Mr. Morden in the same lieht.
He was very jealous of the success
of The Oregonian, desired that it
should continue to prosper, and noth
ing could be more natural than that
the men who had been long associ
ated with him in tne business and
understood his views, that he should
wish them still to manage The Ore
gonian and continue his policy. And
there is no undue influence, or there
was no undue influence, I am satis
fied, in the making of this will.
"The legal question presented I
have listened to attentively. ' Nothing
has been said that persuades me in
T any way that the opinion rendered
by me some time ago on the motion
to strike is not correct, and why it
r should not be adhered to. It is not
necessary, I think, to go further into
Allegations Not Sustained.
The court finds: That the contest-
TO AID RAILROADS
Effort to Break Freight Jam
to Be Made.
GALVESTON ORDER MADE
Stand Termed "Inconsistent."
The construction of the will is be
ing sought by Mrs. Leadbetter in a
suit in equity filed in the circuit
court, which is now pending, and At
torney Kerr pointed out that an in
terpretation by Judge Tazwell at this
time might result in the anomalous
situation of having two contrary de
cisions in the same court on identical
The lawyer characterized the stand
of the contestant as "utterly incon
sistent," saying that there could be
no serious argument on the questions
of fact so far as undue influence was
concerned, and that that was the only
issue in the case.
The, argument of the contestant had
been that Mr. Piper unduly influenced
Mr. Pittock in 1912 by telling him of
an attractive offer to go elsewhere,
and that Mr. Pittock executed the
trust provision as to The Oregonian
in his will through fear of losing the
services of Mr. Piper.
In opening his argument yesterday
Attorney Cake said that he would
overlook certain unfriendly remarks
of counsel for the estate, which had
been to the effect that Mrs. Leadbet
ter would not have brought the ac
tion had she not been advised by
'counsel based on the necessities of
the situation." saying that opposing
counsel felt the need of "tearing into
the other side" to "make a showing."
Ridicule which had been poked at
the position of the contestant's at
torneys by reason of the failure of the
sharp conflict of evidence which At
torney Cake had predicted as the ba.
sis for a motion demanding that a
jury hear the evidence, so as to be in
position to advise the judge.
brought a reply.
I will call attention to the fact
that the answer in the records to
the second amended petition admits
the confidential fiduciary relations of
Mr. Price and Mr. Morden with Mr.
Pittock, but that the final answer on
which we went to trial makes a com
plete denial of all of our allegations,"
said Attorney Cake. "There was noth
ing to indicate that there might not
be a sharp contest of facts and we
had a right to believe there would
Testimony Held Superfluous
Emphasis had been laid in direct
examination of witnesses for the pro
ponents on. the mental acumen of Mr.
Pittock up to the time of his death,
the charge having been made in the
petition that he was of great age and
had been wrongly influenced by his
associates. All witnesses had agreed
that Mr. Pittock would have been an
extremely difficult man for anyone to
Such testimony was superfluous.
maintained Attorney Cake. -
If ever there was a case in which
an issue was intruded which was not
n the pleadings, this was it," he said.
'The proponents have inoculated inta
the trial the mental capacity of Mr.
Pittock. In the contest petition there
is no mention or reference of inca
pacity aside from the statement of
his age. We did not deny tha.t he
was fully able to make his will. It
was a flimsy, unnecessary volume of
testimony to establish a straw issue.
He objected to the assertion of At
torney Logan, in interruption of his
argument, that under the law an ex
ecutor or trustee of an estate is not
a beneficiary by reason of the fees
received for such acts, but in effect
a hired man.
Tribute Paid Mr. Pittock.
"It is most ridiculous and ludicrous
to claim that Mr. Piper, Mr. Morden
and Mr. Price are not beneficiaries
under the will by reason of the hon
orable positions, power and influence
extended to them directly as the re-
suit of the will," he asserted. "It is
not a question of law; it is a question
or lact. These men are beneficiaries.
It is no reflection on them.'.'
. As to the reason for the contestant
not introducing more testimony, th
lawyer declared, "everyone of the
fundamentals necessary to our case
has been absolutely established by the
proponents of the will. When the
proponents closed they had estab
lished every iact it was necessary
ior us iq pui up io mem to explain.
"But there are some things about
this will we don't understand. Why
wouia a man wno Had built such
monument to his industry and ability
perpetuate tnat institution in the
names of strangers to the blood? With
his immense wealth, it is not a sur
prise that a mere pittance for 20
years, or until the debts are paid,
should be firiv-en thnu . in.,A.q .
.... x v. . jwuu parent
should. The extreme affection of Mr.
Pittock for his family, as told on the
stand by Mr. and Mrs. Leadbetter, is
the touch which rounds out a big
"I do not believe that- any apology
is necessary, and I say it with con
viction, from anyone of the children
or their counsel for declining to con
sent that the document offered here
is the last will and testament of a
loving father. This document tu
from Mrs. -leadbetter. her sisters and
Interstate Body Tells Five Com
panies to Unload 270 0 Cars
at Expense of Consignees.
WASHINGTON, May 28. Shippers
were warned by the interstate com
merce commission today that, they
must co-operate with the railways
and the government in breaking the
freight jam. The notice was served
in the form of an ,order directing
five railways entering Galveston' to
unload immediately 2700 cars of grain,
held in the yards there, and to re
store the cars to service.
Altbjpugh there was no official an
nouncement by the commission that
it would procaed along the same
course in other cities, such sugges
tions have been made by railway offi
cials in objections to the use of
freight equipment for what they de
scribe as "public warehouses."
Grain Ordered Removed.
The railroads affected by the order
today were instructed to remove the
grain, said to be nearly all wheat, to
railway or oublic warehouses, wher
ever accommodation could - be found.
The unloading and the storage will
be at the expanse of the owners of
The standing committee of the as
sociation of railway executives met
here tonight to discuss the traffic
situation and put in final shape the
programme they will lay before the
commission tomorrow at the hearing
to determine disposition of the re
volving fund, provided in the trans
portation act. The total equipment
needs of the roads are estimated by
the association of railway executives
at $610,003,000 for 1920 and additions
and betterments are estimated to re
quire expenditures of approximately
Rate- Rise Petitioned.
Thirty-eight railroads' in the south
west today filed a petition with the
interstate commerce commission ask
ing an advance in rates of 32.82 per
cent instead of the 24 per cent in
crease requested by the western clas
sification group, of which they are a
part. The roads signing the petition
represent a. mileage of 28,517 and
have a total property inveEtment of
? 1,697,101,309, it was declared.
Evidence for the western classiii
cation territory was completed today
by L. E. Vettling of Chicago, statis
tician for the group, who explained
the estimates submitted, and Edward
Chamberlain, vice-president of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad.
pre-convention situation, Mr. Hert
"There can be little doubt that dur
ing the last two weeks sentiment has
been crystaUzing around Governor
L. . D. Richards. . delegate-at-large
from Nebraska, expressed his views
of the senate committee inquiry into
campaign expenditures. "I think that
this is bad -business for the repub
lican party. It is an attempt to in
jure the candidacy of Major-General
Wood by bringing before the public
the unquestioned fact that primaries
are expensive and make the people
think there is something wrong when
there Is- nothing at all.
"The men who started It are unfair
and such statements about General
Wood will be strongly resented by
other delegates as they are by me."
Frank H. Hitchcock, who arrived
today, stated that other Wood leaders
would be here on Monday and would
decide who should manage the gen
eral's campaign on the floor of the
convention as well as decide who
should place his name in nomination.
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ULUIILUI Ul III ttUUU y
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prompt and careful attention
the same day as received.
WASHINGTON. May 28. The sea-
ate campaign investigating committee
WILSOV TO tvsitst nv rittm mM lurtner efforts today to get
wilso!S TO INSIST CrN BATTJM Ught ou wnat chairman Kenyon de-
P01NDEXTER BILL BACKED
COM3IITTEE TO MAKE FAVOR
Delaying Transportation of Com
modifies Would Be Made Fel
ony Under Measure.
WASHINGTON. May 28. Favorable
report was ordered today by the sen
ate interstate commerce committee
on the Poindexter bill, designed to
prevent interruption of transportation
bv strikes of railroad emoloves.
The committee amended the meas-
ure by attaching- provisions similar to
the anti-strike clauses eliminated
from the railroad reorganization bill
after labor leaders had made strong
protects. Action on the Poindexter
bill is not expected until congress re
convenes after the national conven
The bill as reported would make
felon v of anv Droved intent to ob
struct or prevent the movement of I Honse Asked
commodities in interstate commerce
by persuading persons to quit work
or by destroying property, and would
provide for the punishment of persons
who, through violence or threats, pre
vent employes from continuing work.
The anti-strike provision of the rail
road bill as added to the Poindexter
measure would prohibit two or more
persons from conspiring to bring
about a strike that would tie up inter
Senators in Probe Seek to
REPORTER . IS WITNESS
Louis J. Jj.-ng Admits Writing Ar
ticle Saving $5,000,000 Un
derwritten, for Candidate.
"The Store That
It Sells for Cash'
FOR ARMENIA REPUBLIC.
aa "this invisible McAdoo
McLean of North Caro-
Port One. of Most Important onUna a director of the war finance
Black Sea and 19 Terminus I nled that he was "a sort of southern
I manager" for McAdoo'a campaign and
of Oil Pipe Lines. I attempted to read a prepared state
"I know there 1 . 1 ArinA ratm-
WASHINOTON, May 28. (By the I Dalen." lntTHeted Senator Reed.
Associated Press.) In arbitrating the I democrat, Missouri. "I move we go
boundaries of Armenia, President ahead with this witness with some
Wilson; it is said, will insist that the Questions and let the statement go
new republic be given access to theuntu wo find out why this secrecy."
sea inrougn .Datum, wnicn me auieui Mr. McLean declared he was not
supreme council has tentatively de-1 informed as to the source of McAdoo
cided shall be a free port under in-1 literature sent to democratic dele
The state department, it is under
stood, has began the preparation of
Conversation Is Recounted.
He finally recounted a conversation
, ; " .J.' lrlt". fi ;L- with Mr. McAdoo as to tho North
Armenian boundaries as the presl
dent will undertake this work regard
less of the action by congress on his
request that he be given authority to
accept for this country a mandate
Batum is one of the most important
I told Mr. McAdoo there was an
overwhelming sentiment in my state
for him. he said. "1 told him we
were having a primary down there
i and that his name would go in wheth
er he liked it or not.
"He said be was not a candidate.
wu me oiacs. sea anu is me wouldn't turn his hand over to get
terminus of the trans-Caucasian pipe ,h tinmimtinn mil Hirt- hio
lines to the extensive Baku oil fields. I friends to take any action about it.
It also is the outlet for Georgia and He did, however, say that if the nom
Azerbeljan. I Ination was tendered him. a man could
It was to this port that the presl-1 not decline.
dent was requested in a recent senate 1 "Some of his friends thought they
resolution to send a warship with ought to take the bull bv the horns
marines ior me protection or Amen- i and go ahead whether he wanted
can lives and property there and 1 them to or not. There was some sort
along the "line of railway leading I of a dinner party up in New York
to Baku." I about it and some fool went and told
Under the terms of the treaty, I him about it."
Turkey and Armenia and the other "Some Others" Present.
ZW, ,Z i?ZZ V"-K,rf, "Who was there?" Chairman Ken-
of President Wilson the question ofl
the boundaries of Armenia, but also
"Well, Mr. Roper," Mr. McLean said.
referring to the former collector ot
?c.tpi - "a"y stipulation he may lnternal revenue, "and some others.
Do you know anything about plans
to use the liberty loan publicity cam
paign organization for McAdoo?"
asked Chairman K.enyon.
I do not.
The witness said he bad talked to
B. M. Baruch.
Both of us agreed that Mr. McAdoo
would be a good man," he said. "Of
course our delegation from North
btATTLis, wasn.. May zs. Carolina will suDDort Senator Sim
(bpeclal.) captain Ivan C. Wetten- mons, not even excepting Mr. Mc-
prescribe as to access to the sea for
the independent state of Armenia."
GUAM GOVERNOR CHOSEN
Captain Ivan C. Wetten gel Xamcd
for Important Position.
gel, commander of the cruiser Mon
tana, now at the Puget Sound navy
A. Harrison, a Nebraska
yard, and former captain of that 1 newspaper publisher, who managed
yard, today received news of his ap
pointment by the president to be gov-
the primary campaign in that state
of Senator Johnson, said a total of
ernor of the island of Guam, one ofl 11913 had been spent in Nebraska. Ot
the smallest and most isolated posses- I this amount, he testified, $1800 was
sions of the United states, and yet I sent him from California and the re
one regarded as of utmost naval I mainder came in $5, $10 and J25 dona
strategic importance. I tions and in postage stamps.
Captain Wettengel will leave the I "What would you have done with
yard June 1, accompanied by Mrs. I $500,000 if it had been handed you?"
Wettengel, for San Francisco, and I asked Senator Keed.
proceed from there by naval trans-1 "What most other political man
port to Guam where he will relieve agers do divide it up among friends,
Captain W. W. Gilmer, present gov- Jr. .Harrison replied.
ernor. Among other naval officers
known in the northwest who have
ruled the island for Uncle Sam was
Admiral Robert E. Coontz, who was
governor of Guam before he became
commandant of the Puget Sound navy
Captain Wettengel was born May
13, 176, in Illinois, and was appointed
to the naval academy at Annapolis
September 6, 1S92, from Colorado. He
has held the rank of commander In I
the navy since December 12, 1914.
COMMITTEE FAVORS IRISH
Reporter Gives Testimony.
Louis J. Lang, a reporter of the
New York American. Identified him
self as the writer of an article pur
porting to ten ol a ta.uvu.oou under
writing for a fund to back a cam
paign to bring about McAdoo'e nom
ination at San Francisco.
He refused to disclose the source of
"A member of the democratic na
tional committee was my Informant
when I was told the story," Mr. Lang
Chairman Kenyon announced that
several democratic national commit
teemen had been subpoenaed to ap
pear during the investigation.
LOWDEN TREND NOTED
Continued From First Page.) "
brother the bounty which should have
"I wilr say in conclusion fh, i
know these gentlemen one very well
and 1 believe that a reasonable
easure of consideration. In th. -,.-.
the will is sustained, will be given to
the daughters and son of their bene-
The request of Attorney Carey fot
a decision on the question of undue
influence, even though the letroi
tion was postponed for submission ol
briefs, was then made, to which Judn
lazwell replied that he was prepared
to decide all issues. v p eo
NEW JERSEY VOTE TAKEN
Edwards Claims 69 Totes Ont of
86 to Be Cast.
.-.r iviva, may zh. rmn9im
headquarters here of Governor Ed
ward L Edwards of New Jersey, can
didate for the democratic presiden
tial nomination, announced last night
he will receive S9 votes out of 86
which will be cast by New England
Governor Edwards, a headquarters
statement said, will have the support
of more than half of the 36 delegates
Wool Workers Demand Rise.
PASSAIC N. J.. May 28. Workers
in the woolen mills of Passaic and
vicinity tonight voted to strike next
Tuesday to enforce demands for a 50
per cent wage increase and a 44-hour
week. Union leaders said 18,000 em
ployes would be affected.
Holman Fuul Co,
stamps ror cash,
siala 353, S0-31.
of Kentucky and Fred W. Upham, na
tional . treasurer, of Illinois, were
among those who reported what they
characterized as a trend toward Gov
ernor Lowden. Mr. Todd said:
There is a visible trend toward
Governor Lowden today. The repub
lican leaders with whom I have talked
all say that Lowden s prospects are
bright, and I believe his chances oi
nomination are excellent.
Johnson Manager Optimistic.
"While I am a friend of Governor
Lowden. I would- not like to say, how
ever.' how our delegation, which is
uninstrueted, will vote, as Alfonso
Valdes, my conferee, has not yet ar
rived from San Juan."
Edgar J. Cook, manager or senator
Johnson's headquarters here, and the
onlv Johnson delegate from Illinois,
was equally optimistic of success for
the senator. "From all over the east
I am receiving letters from delegates
which show the tremendous emphasis
rH vpn Senator Johnson's candidacy
during the last few weeks. Many of
these communications contain unex
pected and definite pledges or sup-
nnrt and indicate clearly that every
where it is becoming recognized that
Hiram Johnson is a" man wno. n nom
inated, will be a sure winner."
Political Pot Starts Boiling.
With the arrival of Acting Seere
tary C. B. Miller of tho republican
committee, the political pot that had
been simmerinf ror the last few days
bftean to boll.
Many brought assurances that cer
tain native sons were by no means out
of the race, while others told ol sen
timent being reflected for the various
candidates for the republican nomina
tion for president.
S. A. Perkins of Washington assured
all of those to whom he talked that
Senator Miles Poindexter would ba
fhund in the running and a winner
after all others had failed to weather
the storm of ballots. ,
Kentoeicy Is T7ninstmcte4.
Alvin T. Hert of Kentucky volun
teered the information that Ken
tucky's delegation is uninstructed and
no one is in a position to speak Tor It.
"However," he said,, "Illinois is our
neighbor and there is a strong sent!
ment for Lowden in that state. There
will be no dark horse candidate nom
to View Conditions
"With Grave Concern."
WASHINGTON, May 28. A resolu
tion "viewing with grave concern1
conditions In Ireland and expressing
sympathy with the aspirations of the
IriBh people for a government of their
own choice" was reported out today
by the house foreign affairs commit
tee. Ths vote was 11 to 7.
The resolution was offered by Rep
resentative Mason, republican. Illi
nois, as a substitute for his resolu
tion proposing virtual recognition of
the provisional Irish republic. Its I sented to the national convention at
adoption ended a long and bitter fight I Chicago by Ogden L. Mills, former
in the committee. state senator.
. PRESIDENCY ONLY WANT
JTicholas Sutler Will Xot Accept
Vice Position if Offered.
NEW TORK, May 28. Dr. Nicholas
Murray Butler, candidate for the re
publican nomination, will not accept
the nomination for the vice-presidency
if it is offered to him. Judge
J. R. Davies, his campaign manager,
announced last night.
The name of Dr. Butler will be pre-
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colors Piques and fancy Silks also Ruffling s, .Puf
fings and Shirring, adapted to the new styles for col
lars, cuffs and vestees. All these and many others in
the following Underpriced Specials:
See Our Third Street Window Display!
Vests and Collar Sets at $129
Vests with attached collar of fine organdie,
lace trimmed. Also in georgette crepe,
satin and fine nets. Pretty collars and collar
sets of fine lace, net, georgette crepe and
Collars, Sets & Vest Sets, $1J9
A very high-grade lot of collars, sets and
vest sets of imported organdie, fine laces and
georgette crepes. Also vests of novelty colored
Phoenix Silk Hosiery
No values to equal these elsewhere in quality or low price. All colors are here. Plenty
in black and white. We especially recommend these high-grade Stockings to women who are
particular as to the quality, fit and finish of hose and who 'appreciate fair prices.
ten Lots to select from
fl0 fJA PAIR for Phoenix Full-fashioned
Hose, all silk except 4-inch garter
top and sole.
dp I pr PAIR for Phoenix Outsize Pure
Dd.tJ silt Hose, seamless and with lisle
heel, toe and garter top.
CO PAIR for Phoenix Outsize Pure
PAIR for Phoenix Silk Hose with
lisle heel, toe and garter top,
seamless foot and fashioned back.
QfT PAIR for Phoenix Pure Silk Hose
EJ-o3 with lisle heels, toe and sole.
Seamless, with new clocking effect.
d0 "I f PAIR for Phoenix Pure Silk Hose,
Di-s-vl mock seam back and seamless foot
with lisle heel, sole, toe and garter top.
fljO "I ft PAIR for Phoenix Pure Silk Hose,
5-s-J with lisle rib top and lisle heel,
toe and garter top.
tf0 A PAIR for Phoenix Pure Silk Full
tDZi.DU fashioned Hose with lisle heel,
sole, toe and garter top.
Silk Hose, mock seam back, seam
less foot and lisle heel, toe and garter top.
C0 t tZ PAIR for , Phoenix Outsize Pure
DO.At silk Full-fashioned
lisle heel, toe and garter top.
QQ Qf PAIR for Phoenix Full-fashioned
iDd.ZJU All-Silk Hose, with lisle-lined gar
ter top and lisle sole.
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which it contains.
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A Final Cleanup of just 22 doz
en left over from our Great Corset
Sale Corsets that were extraor
dinary values at previous sale
price, now still .further reduced
50 for final close-out
Although the assortment of
styles is not near as complete you
will find splendid models for any
one wishing a medium weight sport
. or average model for light summer
wear also fancy and brocade, wide
elastic sport models, or one of
white brocade others in fancy
'pink material sizes 20, 21, 22
Another assortment at the same
price includes average weight Cou
til models one with low bust and
long hips one with low bust and
short skirt an excellent girlish
semi-straight line model sizes 19
to 30. Also an average model of
brocade in the wide steel 6izes
20, 21, 22 and 23.
Added to these we will close out
a number of other broken lines in
desirable modeh? in white and pink
Every Corset with guaranteed non
rust steels and our personal guar
antee of satisfactory service. A
truly phenomenal value QQ
None Reserve! No Phone Orders
and None Exchanged or Fitted.
For Saturday A Surprise Offering in
Women's and Misses'
IN NEAT BELTED STYLES fl- rj QfT .
Sizes 16 to 42, at HL4UiJ
Made of a fine velour finish cloth and shown in neat belt
ed styles a fashionable, serviceable coat at a bargain
price because we have them only in one col- J" P7 QP
or. All sizes 16 to 42. Today's Price. .7. . . . . DX
OA Women's Coats in Mixtures and Solid (PI A
flf Colors To Close Todav DAU
Sale of Smocks $1.89
The popular garment of the season Smocks of dainty
Voiles and Linene in all sizes, 16 to 42, un- QQ
derpriced for one day only. Today at DXsO7
WOMEN'S MISSES' CHILDREN'S
ESPECIALLY LOW PRICED FOR SATURDAY
Sizes 8 to 11 I Sizes 11 to 2 I Sizes 2 to 7
$1.75 I $2.00 $2.50
Regulation Mary Jane Pumps of white canvas with
leather sole and heel.
Popular Emmy Lou Pumps
Sizes 8 to 11 I Sizes 11 to 2 J Sizes 2 to 7
$2.00 I $3.25 I $2.50
Brand new pumps in white canvas with rubber sole and
heel, instep strap.
Saturday Sale of Drug Sundries
10 Bars White Wonder Laundry Soap 55. Limit, 10 Bars to any one purchaser. None
delivered except witn otner gooas.
1-Pound Roll Hospital
SPECIAL GOOD QUALITY TOOTH PASTE
and BONE HANDLE TOOTH BRUSH, GOOD
BRISTLES, BOTH FOR 29. ONLY TWO
TO ANY ONE CUSTOMER.
Large Bar Castile Soap .
Palm Olive Soap, 3 for. .
Cream Oil Soap, 3 for...
Large Auto Sponge . . . .
Large Rolls Toilet Paper, 2 for 15
Squibb's Paraffine Oil, bottle $1.00
Six for .$5.00
Santiseptic Lotion 4o
Java Rice Powder 45
Sylvan Talcum Powder 15 can, 2 for. .25
DjerKiss Rouge - 50
DjerKiss .Compact Powder 50
Our St ore
at 9 A. M.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality
at 5 :30P.M.
at 6 P.M.
When asked what be Utougbt oX Uia
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