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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY. SEPTE3IBER 14, 1920
DISTRESS LOUS AT
i Moving Day This Year More
Serious Than Ever.
- HOUSE SHORTAGE ACUTE
rrotlcm of Getting Accommoda
tions at Any Rat Will Bo
Questionable for Many. y
Walkerbura, Scotland, his country
Alexander William Charles Ollphant
Murray, first baron of Murray, of Kll
bank. was born In 1870, the eldest
son of the first Viscount Elibank.
When he was chief liberal whip In
the house of commons, he became In
volved in a controversy, because pf
his use of funds of the liberal party
to purchase American Marconi shares.
An inquiry by the house of lords re
turned a finding that he had commit
ted "errors of Judgment," but that
there was nothing- In his conduct
"which reflects upon his personal
OI1EGONIAN NEWS BUREAU.
Washington, Sept. 13. As moving
day which Is October 1 approaches
the national capital is confronted by
a housing situation which is the most
serious in its history. In addition to
the expressions of mental anguish
which one hears through the walls of
an apartment, other evidences of grief
over having to move are witnessed
every day in the offices of "60 real
To begin with, there is a great
shortage of accommodations in Wash
ington. Since the beginning of the
war few new dwellings have been
erected because of the high cost of
materials and labor, and also because
of rental laws enacted by congress
which restricted the rates which land
lords could charge.
But something else has happened
to add to the acuteness of the situa
tion. The scheme of co-operative buy
ing of apartments has been insti
tuted, and many persons unable to
make sufficient initial payment" on
the apartments in which they have
been residing find their homes being
sold from under them.
Many DIar House. Sold.
When-the scheme was first intro
duced it was not thought that it could
ever become so general as to endan
ger any large number of apartment
dwellers, but gradually It has taken
hold until more than 20 of the largest
apartment houses in the city have
been placed on the market. One build
ing containing 50 apartments was
practically sold to 60 individual buy
ers before sundown of the day the
sale began. -
Instead of an experiment it has be
come a rage, and tenants who are
able to buy their apartments are mak
ing the purchase to insure themselves
of shelter this winter.
-Landlord are scurrying to get rid of
all investments in rental property
before congress returns because of a
fear that new legislation will be en
acted to hamper the returns on their
Early in the war congress passed
what was known as the Saulsbury
law, which prevented landlords from
increasing rents until peace had been
declared or a new law enacted to take
its place. The result was that ten
ants had a fairly nice time and the
law worked largely to the disadvan
tage of the realty owners, on the one
hand, and to those holding sub-leases
on the other hand.
Poor Little Benefited.
The almost 100,000 war workers
brought to the city by the little scrap
with Germany derived small benefit
from the law designed to protect them
as much as the original tenants. Many
of these war workers were unmar
ried and obtained their living quar
ters from those lease holders who
held living quarters before the war
at pre-war prices and were holding
on most advantageously under the
The poor war worker many times
paid more rent for a single room than
the tenant paid for the entire house
or apartment. This went on until
after the war, and the last session of
congress substituted what is known
as the Ball act for the Saulsbury reso
lution. The new law established a
rent commission, which was to pass
on an rents with a view to protect
ing both landlord and tenant.
After many decisions had been made
by this commission the District of
Columbia court of appeals declared
the law unconstitutional, and rents
have been running wild ever since,
Unfurnished apartments which for
merly rented for $50 a month have
gone to $125 and $150 a month and it
is poor four-room apartment in Wash
Ington now that the landlord does not
price at ?iuo a month.
Old Renta Are Doubled.
Added to those who cannot purchase
apartments are the large number who
cannot pay the higher rents, and alto
gether a grave situation has arisen
Senators and members of the house
on their return In December are likely
to be infuriated when they go about
to find living quarters for the winter.
In many cases they will find their
old rents doubled, but at that they
will do well to discover any place to
live. The small number of war work
ers released from the government
service were principally unmarried
persons, so their departure means
notning out toe vacation or a room
here and there in somebody's house.
Their going, it must be said. Is hardly
noticeable, because a gotra room with
in a mile or the executive deDart
ments rents from 30 to $50 a month.
Just what congress will do Is not
readily discernible. It will be the
wives who will break into a rage, and
it goes without saying that the exalt
cd husbands will get busy to brin:
relief. Just how the problem can be
solved nobody knows, because by the
time congress arrives on the scene
the most of the owners of rental
property will have taken advantage
of the great demand to dispose of
their holdings to persons ready to
become home owners.
Problem X- P to Congress.
It would seem that the only way
out will be for congress to originate
some paternalistic home-building
scheme, such as a few of the larger
city governments are considering.
Many who came to Washington dur
ing the war to help Uncle Sam and
still retain their positions were, as
has been said, unmarried,. A very
large number have married, which
calls for more homes. During the
last 12 months 6000 marriage licenses
have been issued in the District of
CITY MAY END JITNEY WAR
Seattle Voters to Decide Issue If
Ordinance Becomes Law.
SEATTLE, Sept.' IS. The problem
of the operation of jitney buses on
Seattle streets in competition with
the municipal street railway lines
will be settled at a special election
to be held November 2, the date of
the general election, if an ordinance
ordered drafted today, is enacted into
The ordinance nrorldes for the sub
mission of two jitney bills to the
voters. One, framed by the drivers,
would allow the buses to operate
throughout the city. The other
favored by the city council, would
prohibit their operation on downtown
FRANCE'S THRIFT COUNTS
Debt in Part Met by Resale of
American Army Stocks.
PARIS, Sept. 13. The French min
istry of finance, it is learned, will
pay a part of the $250,000,000 due in
October from France on the Anglo-
French loan from the proceeds of a
resale of the American army stocks
which it purchased and upon which
New York bankers will advance sums
reported to amount to $25,000,000.
The Harris Brothers company of
Chicago has engaged to become the
sales agents of the French govern
ment for the disposal of stocks esti
mated at more than $150,000,000 in
FLOOD'S CAUSE LIFE LOSS
Several Towns and Villages De
stroyed; Inhabitants Drowned.
MANILA, P. L. Sept. 13. Heavy loss
of life and property resulted in the
northern provinces of Luzon island.
of which Manila is the largest city,
from the typhoon and floods of Au
gust 30, according to advices received
today over communication facilities
which were prostrated by the storm.
Several towns and villages were
practically destroyed, and many of
the inhabitants drowned.
SENATE CONTROL IS AIM
(Continued From First Page.)
garded as a rather chronic office
seeker. It is quite generally believed
that the democrat will have little
chance in the election in November
and that if Senator Jones wins the
republican primary ho will succeed
Tomorrow is also the date of the
very interesting and important pri
maries in New York, which will give
the first decision in Senator Wad
worth's effort to succeed himself.
Republican party leaders everywhere
throughout the nation are watching
this effort with intensely sympathetic
BORAH TO TALK IX DAYTON
On Same Day Cox Defends League
In Senator's Home Town.
BY MARK SULLIVAN.
(Copyright by the New York Evening Post,
Inc. Published by Arrangement.)
MARION, O., Sept. 13. (Special.)
Senator Borah of Idaho will make his
first speech in the campaign at Day
ton, Ohio, tomorrow. It happens that
Senator Borah attacks the league of
nations in Oovernor Cox s home town
on the same day that Governor Cox,
on his western tour, defends the
league of nations in Senator Borah's
town, Boise, Idaho.
Senator Borah's speech will be an
Important event. He is one of the
best speakers in this country, and
knows his subject well. Among all
the irreconcilable senators, Borah was
the one who, next to Senator Knox,
was best able to give a constitutional
lawyer's presentations of his position,
and Senator Borah, in addition, was
always a more graceful speaker than
Senator Borah's speech will be
watched with intent interest to see
how closely his position coincides with
the latest position taken by Senator
Harding. It has been understood that
Senator Borah has always had in
mind a constructive alternative for
the league of nations as an institution
for limiting wars, but that he felt
the first thing to accomplish was to
defeat the principle upon which he
alleges the league is founded. It re
mains to be seen whether his speech
tomorrow will merely denounce the
league, or will present an alternative,
and whether this alternative coincides
with Senator Harding's.
Senator Johnson of California will
also make his first speech of the
campaign this week. The line which
both these irreconcllables take will be
watched with close Interest.
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PRINCE REACHES PANAMA
Wales Entertains President of Ke
public( at Dinner.
PANAMA. Sept. 13. The Prince of
Wales, on boaref the British cruiser
Renown, arrived at Panama this
morning from Honolulu, whence he
sailed September 2 on his voyage
home to England from Australia.
The prince was host tonight at a
dinner on the Renown. Among those
present wire President and Madame
The prince will depart tomorrow
for Kingston, Jamaica.
BARON MURRAY SUCCUMBS
, Liberal Leader Subject of Inquiry
by House of Lords.
LONDON, Sept. 13. Baron Murray
of Elibank, died suddenly today at
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Principal Portland Agents for the Butterick Patterns All New
Fall Styles Now Showing Fall Delineator Now In.
"The Store That
It Sells for Cash"
Special Free' Lessons in the Use of the Three-Point Embroidery.
Needles at Our Art Goods Section. Don't Miss Them.
Tell a Story of Wonderful Saving Possibilities That Few Shoppers
Gan Well Afford to Miss Values Are Far Out of the Ordinary
When shopping come here first. We didn't say "buy" we said "come." It isn't a demand nor a command; it's merely a hint. We
want our stocks and our prices to suggest how to invest the household capital at your disposal. You owe it to your self-interest to see the
vast varieties of this great store; you owe it to your personal concern to see the dependable qualities of the new fall stock; you owe it to
your spirit of economy to see the moderate prices that are quoted at this great store. The housewife who is thrifty, the husband who is
prudent, the mother who is careful, the father who is frugal Every prominent member of the family who has an economy duty to ful
fill will find it a part of wisdom to come here first. Then make your comparisons and shop where your best judgment may indicate.
An Extraordinary Purchase and Sale of
Woolen Dress Goods
MORE THAN 3000 YARDS
Quick to take advantage of a price break on a splendid
lot of fashionable Fall and Winter-Weight Woolen Dress
Goods places us in a position to offer our patrons values
far out of the ordinary just at a time when most every
woman's thoughts turn to securing such fabrics for the
making of the new season's garments. So, if you would
purchase high-grade all-wool fabrics, correct in weave,
perfect in quality, desirable in color and at a splendid
saving Don't Miss This Sale.
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at, Yard. ,
This extremely fashionable fabric
comes in a deep rich navy blue a
real "mannish" fabric that makes up
beautifulfy An unmatch- QP
able value at IV7c)
at. Yard. ,
A fine assortment of colors in the
most popular mixtures 54-inch
fabrics, ail wool, shown in a splen
did weight. A wonderful
value at : . . .
The First Time in a Sale !
Women's Wool Hose
At $1.15 Pair
The Fashionable Heather Mixtures
Fashion has decreed that these are the popu
lar stockings for fall wear with stylish footwear
they come in neat heather green mixtures and
are made with reinforced heel and toe - t
all sizes. This Sale at, pair iD-LeJ-D
Men's Fall and Winter Weight
UNION SUITS $1.98
Sizes From 38 to 44
If you can wear any of the sizes in range 38
to 44 you can secure a splendid bargain in
Men's fall and winter weight Derby Ribbed Cot
ton Union Suits in ecru styles in the
closed crotch. This Sale at
A TIMELY SALE OF
Corsets for One Day
The fall season Is here and your autumn apparel demands, of course, a new cor
set. Do you realize that we have cut hundreds of our regular stock models for this
one-day sale all the way from 20 to 50 per cent? Well, we have.
R. & G., Empire, Lady Ruth, Merito, Lady Louise, Calma. Scores of models, back
and front lace, pink or white, overweight coutils, brocades, pekin stripes, double
batistes, fancy novelty brocades, etc.
11 styles at $1.79, sport and average models Lady Ruth and Empire mostly. .
17 styles at $2.39. Wonderful assortment of sport heavy stouts and average.
Merito, Le Regents, Lady Louise, Empire, Merito mostly.
15 styles $2.95 Sport, stouts and average, R. & G., Merito, Le Regents, Calma
14 styles at $3.59, cream of the house strictly high-grade R. & G., Calma, Merito,
stouts, average and sport models.
Women's Handsome Coats
Continued Tuesday an extraordinary showing and sale of women's new fall and winter coats at a
phenomenal price reduction $43.75. Come, if only to look. Here youH find individuality in design,
richness of fabrics and skillful workmanship in this comprehensive presentation, with the added
advantage of extreme moderation of prices. Values truly sensational.
Comfort Coverings 29c Yd.
Cretonnes, Silkolines and? Silkateens in pretty figure and' flower designs in medium dark OQ
colorings broken lines from regular stock, to close This Sale at C
AUTO ROBES ON SALE
TUESDAY AT $3.48
Just 15 in the lot splendid Auto Robes of
good size in cotton and wool mixed. They come
in neat plaid styles. While Any Re- Q9 AO
main This Sale at DO.0
BED SPREADS ON SALE
TUESDAY AT $2.95
A fine lot of full size white crochet Bed Spreads
shown in neat designs and hemmed ready to
use. While Any Remain This Sale Qfr
at only ..' tDD
Again We Were Fortunate in Securing a Great Lot of Standard!
At Speeial Price Concession
Invincible and Lifetime Aluminum Per
colators, Double Boilers, Sauce Pans,
Covered Kettles, Preserving Kettles,
Convex Kettles All at One Price
In our Basement we have arranged another great sale of
Aluminum Ware in well known and reliable makes every piece
of standard quality. The assortment includes about two dozen
EACH of the following items so if you are to profit by this
great saving you should come as early as possible. When the
sale starts youH have choice from
24 good size Percolators
24 sets of 2 and 3-auart Sauce Pans
24 6-auart Covered Kettles 24 4-nnarf. ir A Pan a
24 6-quart Preserving Kettles 24 4-quart Convex Kettles
While Any Remain You Pay Only $1.69 for Choice
No Phone or Mail Orders None Sent C. O. D.
500 Pairs of Famous Makes
Shoes-Pump s-Oxf ords
J. and T. Cousins, A. M. Creighton and O
Van Duttenhofer Makes, All at, Pair
At this ridiculously low price for it represents a mere fraction of their actual worth we offer
choice from all broken lines in the above famous makes. Styles are all good and leathers are the
most popular Black Vici, Patent Colt, Gunmetal, etc. Styles in high shoes with cloth or matt
top low or high heels. Not a. pair in the lot worth less than twice the figure quoted tPO OCT
for this Sale
ENGLISH LONGCLOTH ) 27-IN. OUTING FLANNEL
10 YARDS FOR $3.90 AT 25c YARD
Only One Bolt to a Customer None Sold to Dealers
Fine Nainsook finish English Longcloth of A standard quality plain blue and plain pink
splendid quality full width 10 yards flQ Oft 27-inch Outing Flannel. Priced for this OfTrt
to the bolt. This Sale at DOI7U Sale at OC
Beautiful Taffeta Silks
At $1.98 Yard
A FULL COLOR RANGE TO SELECT FROM SILKS OF
LUSTROUS FINISH AND PERFECT QUALITY
We want all our store friends to see these beautiful Taffeta Silks and to share in this special
offering. We secured a great quantity at an unusual price concession and we promise you a great
"silk treat." They are 36-inch Taffetas, soft, durable and of brilliant finish. They come QQ
in all wanted plain colors and are priced for this Sale at, yard D-L0
Another Great Sale of
Beautiful Georgette Crepes
Silk Voiles, Chiffon Cloths and
ON SALE AT
$1.00 Per Yard
v This Price Is Less Than the Manufacturing Cost.
This Dollar Day sale of these extremely dainty and beautiful fabrics, for making party and
dancing frocks, afternoon dresses, waists, blouses, etc., will be one long remembered by the women
who are fortunate enough to be able to attend as a sale of phenomenal value-giving. Included are 39
to 42-inch Georgette Crepes, Silk Voiles, Chiffon Cloth3 and Silk Marquisettes in all the best evening
and street shades.' Again we advise' that you purchase for both present and future needs, for $1.00
a yard is less than the manufacturing cost. On sale in the Center Aisle, Fancy Goods Section.
TWO-POUND WOOL PROCESS COTTON BATTS $1.48 -
Only Two to a Customer j
Beautiful white Cotton Batts in wool process finish, pomes 72 by t - AQ
84 inches and 2 pounds in weight. This sale at . p 1 'rO
at 9 A. M.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality
at 5:30 P. M.
at 6 P. M.