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TIIE 5i5RXTXG OREGOXIAX, FRIxXT?,
JULY 29, 1921
STEP TAKEN TO DATE
America Wants Session by
- November 11.
LATER DAY IS SUGGESTED
British Ambassador Is Understood
to Have Broaelied Subject to
WASHINGTON, I. C, July 28. (By
the Associated Press.) Informal ne
gotiations over the date for the dis
armament conference were begun to
day with the American government
suggesting selection of a time not
later than armistice day, November 11.
Definite replies are to be received.
but unofficial information seems to j
indicate that some of the other pow-
era will prefer a later date and that;
several diplomatic exchanges may be '.
necessary before a unanimous agree- i
nient is reached. I
The question of a meeting time was
discussed by Secretary Hughes today
with the British and Japanese ambas
sadors and the Italian charge here.
China and France are to be consulted
in the near future, though it is em
phasized that there will be no disposi
tion to press for a decision until each
party to the conference can study the
Later Date Snjcxented.
The British ambassador. Sir Auck
land Geddes, was understood to have
suggested that a date later than No
vember 11 be selected unless a pre
liminary conference is to be held at
which the dominion premiers can be
present. Such a preliminary meeting
will be possible, in the view of the
British government, late this summer
when the premiers, now in London,
are on their way home.
No formal comment was available
from American officials regarding
such a proposal or concerning the
statement emanating from official cir
cles in London today that a prelimi
nary meeting would be held within six
weeks in Canada or in some American
city other than Washington.
Undue Delay Not Wanted.
The general impression here was
that this government hoped confi
dently to overcome the British objec
tion without a separate conference.
Japan is said to feel at a disadvan
tage because of the time that would
be required for her delegates to reach
Washington, but officials here believe
she will consent to the November 11
date if the other powers find it
Among all the participating nations
there Is an appreciation of the psy
chological advantage of avoiding un
due delay, and it is expected that fac
tor will be a conspicuous one in the
PRELIMINARY ACTION URGED
Pre-Dlsarmanient Conference Is
Suggested in London.
' LONDON, July 28. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) It was state'd in offi
cial circles here today that a meeting
preliminary to the Washington con
ference on disarmament and far east
ern "problems to be held within six
weeks at some Canadian city or a
city in the United States other than
Washington was virtually a certainty
although it was admitted that the at
titude of Washington on such an ar
rangement was as yet unknown in
The programme of the Washington
conference should be arranged at the
Prime Minister Lloyd George plans
to head the British representatives,
while Premier Hughes of Australia
and Premier Massey of New Zealand
also would attend the meeting on their
way to their homes.
JAPANESE MAKING PROBES
Two Separate Investigations on Dis
armament Under Way.
TOKIO, July 2S. (By the Associated
Press.) The Japanese general staft
and the war office, it was understood
here today, are making separate in
-vest iff at ion 3 in connection with cur
tailment of the army, their reports to
be submitted to a joint council of the
foreign, navy and war departments.
The Nichi Nichl said that if the
powers restrict their armies rationally
the policy of the Japanese war de
partment would be to do likewise.
WEAR IS HELD OVERRATED
(Continued Prom First Pae.)
effort to set aside the theory, al
though It is certain that later he will
attempt to disprove the theory of th
H. D. Pillsbury. vice-president and
general counsel for the Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph company, became
a city witness late this afternoon
when Attorney Tomlinson called him
to the witness stand.
The shock of his "adoption" by the
city apparently affected the usual
retentive memory of the high official
of the company for to a majority of
questions put to htm Mr. Pillsbury
gave the simple answer of "I don't
This answer was given to a string
of questions relating to the present
location of records containing the
cost of constructing the Oregon plant
of the predecessors of the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph company.
IlecOrda Supposedly Lout.
With the exception of one book,
known as the general ledger book,
these records were supposed to have
been destroyed in the San Francisco
fire in 190fi.
Attorney Tomlinson took the posi
tion that duplicate records might be
In New York at present and that he
would probably request the public
service commission to endeavor to
obtain the records to determine if in
dependent companies, purchased by
the Pacific company or its predeces
sors, were bought for junk and en
tered into later books at higher
When Attorney Tomlinson ques
tioned Mr. Shaw as to the salary that
he received, the vice-president of the
company maintained that this was a
personal affair and while the figure
and that of other officials of the
-"mpanr were on file with the com
mission. It was not proper to include
It in the records.
Salary la lS.OOO Annually.
Mr Tomlinson insisted that he had
a, right to ask for the information
and that the public also had a right
to know. After Attorney Shaw had
objected formally in behalf of his
superior, and before the commission
had an opportunity to rule, Mr. Pills
bury said that the point was not
worth quarreling over and that he
received 918.000 a year from the com
pany. Under direct examination Mr. pills
bury testified that 73.30 per cent of
tb preferred slock of the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph company was
owned by the American Telephone &
Telegraph company. The remainder,
he said, is owned largely by persons
living on the Pacific coast.
Six per cent interest was paid on
the preferred stock in 1920, accord
ing to the city's witness.
Mr. Pillsbury was questioned as
to the frequency of his trips to New
York, and testified that he had been
to New York two or three times in
1S20. once so far this year, and that
in 1918 and 1919 he did not recall the
number, although they were more
than the trips made since that time.
Sixteen Exhibits Preaented.
Mr. Young presented IS exhibits
containing data pertaining to the
financial condition of the Oregon di
vision of the Pacific Telephone & Tel
egraph company, the entire division
of the same company, the American
Telephone & Telegraph company and
the Western Electric company.
Using figures furnished to him by
the telephone company and audited
by himself to prove that they were
correct, Mr. Young testified that un
der the rates in effect prior to the last
advance the company faced a deficit
of 338.686.80 during January and Feb
ruary of this year.
Attorney Shaw, in cross-examina-tio.
computed the yearly deficit un
der this return as 3232.000 and also
developed the fact that the figures
were computed without taking out in
terest or dividends.
In March. 1921, under the new rates,
the company's computations as re
vealed in an exhibit produced by Mr.
Young showed that the total revenue
in Oregon was 3440,560.11 and the
total expenses amounted to 3372.657.73,
leaving a net revenue of 367,902.33.
Revenue Grovfth Xoted.
In April, using the same computa
tions, Mr. Young testified that the net
revenue to the company was 343,
805.97. But when Mr. Young eliminated the
4sfe license agreement payment to
the parent company, and substituted a
55-cents' yearly rental charge for in
struments as advocated by the city,
computing depreciation In accordance
with the public service commission
ruling and eliminating, income tax,
he found a net revenue for the com
pany during March of 398.375.99. on
which figures he showed a 7.02 per
cent return to the company comput
ed on the base rate and 7.61 with the
so-called super-surplus removed.
Attorney Shaw did not think a
great deal of this exhibit when he
reached it In cross-examination. He
asked if it had been computed in ac
cordance with tae ruling of the com
mission on depreciation.
Hasty Conference Held.
Attorney Tomlinson held a hasty
conference with his ene-ineera after
which he announced that the exhibit
was prepared on a formula prepared
by the city, and Attorney Shaw ac
cepted it for its face value.
Keducing the depreciation allow
ance to 2 per cent, as advocated by the
wu. uu eiiuiiiiatins the 44 per cent
allowance as well as income tax, Mr.
Young testified that the company
would have received a return of 9.51
per cent in March and 7.81 per cent in
These exhibUs were waved aside aa
unimportant by counsel for the tele
phone company, as were many of the
others in this set.
An error in a comparative" balance
sheet of the American Telephone &
Telegraph company made it impossi
ble to analyze this particular exhibit.
Mr. ' Tomlinson announced that the
city would have the errors corrected
before the hearing came to an end.
Other Dividends Cited.
From the years 1914 to 1920. Inclu
sive, the Western Electric company,
a subsidiary of the American Tele
phone & Telegraph company, has paid
317.704.600 in dividends, according to
an exhibit prepared by Mr. Young.
It is presumed that these figures will
be used by the city to prove that the
inter-relation of the Western Elec
tric company with the Pacific Tele
phone & Telegraph company Is an
important factor in high telephone
Before leaving the witness stand.
Mr. Young paid a high compliment to
the force of accountants and book
keepers in the Oregon division of the
telephone company. He informed the
commission that his careful investi
gation of methods employed convinced
him that they were utilizing every
possible means to introduce elements
which will bring added efficiency
and reduce costs.
The present staff, he said, is com
petent to keep a separate set of books,
and in answer to a question placed
by Mr. Tomlinson. he said that if the
Oregon dvision of the company was
on its own feet and assuring that the
charge of 4 V4 per cent included ac
counting service, he was certain that
the books could be kept cheaper than
they now are.
Old Record Produced.
On cross-examination Mr. Shaw pro
duced a record in a former rate hear
ing in which the witness had stated
that separate accounts could not be
Kept in uregon unless much added ex
pense was entailed, but Mr. Young
explained that in the former case he
was testifying as to the conditions on
inter-relation as they then existed.
During the morning session, J. p.
Newell, consulting engineer for the
commission, recalled Engineer Willard
to tne stand and asked questions per
taining to his testimony relatinsr to
depreciation reserves granted by other
BY BRITISH CABINET
Latest French Note Takeni
Up at Conference.
DOMINION PREMIERS AID
Kepi y to Briand, Reaffirming That
Situation Doesn't Justify More
Troops, Is Forecast.
LONDON, July 28. (By the Associ
ated Press.) The latest French com
munication insisting that more troops
be sent into Upper Silesia immedi
ately was understood to have been
the subject of an important confer
ence this morning, at which Premier
Lloyd George, the dominion premiers
and several cabinet members were
It was understood Lord Curzon, for
eign minister, would send a reply to
Premier Enand, reaffirming the view
that the situation in Upper Silesia
does not justify the sending of more
troops at the moment and urging the
desirability of a meeting of the su
preme council at an early date to
deal with the report of . the allied
commissioners in Silesia.
The French government, in Its com
munication last night, said it deemed
it Impossible to decide on a meeting
of the allied supreme council until
the question of sending reinforce
ments into Upper Silesia had been
The note said:
"I am in a position to Inform you
of the point of view of the German
government relative to - the trans
port of a French division across Ger
many which has been the subject of
discussions. The German, government
has no intention of dealing with this
question exclusively from the legal
point of view. Meantime, it has be
come known that the supreme coun
cil will deal with this question. The
German government does not hesi
tate to state hereby that it will ac
cept the decision of the supreme
Germany will abide by the decision
of the allied supreme council relative
to the question of the transportation
of a French division across Germany
to reinforce the French troops in
Upper Silesia, according to informa
tion available here today?
The Gorman foreign minister. Dr.
Rosen. Informed the French ambassa
dor in Berlin last night to this effect
in a note.
Envoys or 3 Xfitions Meet.
PARIS. July 28. (By the Associated
Press.) The British, French and Ital
ian experts designated to draw up a
supplementary report of the Upper
Silesian situation held their first ses
sion here this afternoon.
GORKY ANSWERS HOOVER
MESSAGE TO RUSSIA "GRATE
" FULLY RECEIVED."
Detailed. Reply to Secretary's Xote
Concerning Release of Pris
oners Coming Later.
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 28.
Secretary Hoover made public today
the text of a brief reply received by
radio from Maxim Gorky at Petro
grad to Mr. Hoover's recent message
saying American relief in Russia
must be preceded by release of
Americans detained by soviet au
thorities. "Your message gratefully received,"
the radiogram said. "Detailed reply
will be sent from Moscow by presi
dent Russian famine relief com
mittee." RIGA. July 28. (By the Associated
Press.) An official denial that Rus
sia has canceled all orders abroad.
except for foodstuffs, and the an
nouncement of two important con
cessions are contained in a dispafch
from the Rosta agency, the semi
official bolshevik news agency, re
ceived here. .
The Great Northern Telegraph
company has been granted 'telegraph
concessions from Petrograd and
Moscow to Denmark, Japan and
China, and the German Goods Ex
change company, which is the gen
eral representative of the Trans
Atlantic Export company of Germany,
New York and Russia, is to be per
mitted to open exchanges.
NEW YORK. July 28. The entente
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New VICTOR RECORDS
FOR AUGUST OX SALE TODAY
45249 Homing 7 ...Elsie Baker
Sylvia Lambert Murphy $1.00
18762 Thinking of You . Peerless Quartet
Carolina Lullaby Albert Campbell-Henry Burr 85c
18774 All by Myself Aileen Stanley
Anna in Indiana Arthur Fields "" 85c
18775 Down Yonder Peerless Quartet. .
Don't You Remember the Time ?
Louise Terrell Charles Hart 85c
18776 Little Crumbs of Happiness Charles Harrison
Springtime Charles Harrison 85c
45243 Mother Machree (harp solo) Alberto Salvi
Scherzo in E Flat Minor Alberto Salvi $1.00
18769 Star of the Sea Reverie Florentine Quartet
Meditation Florentine Quartet 85c
25709 Stars and Stripes Forever March Sousa's Band
Golden Star Sousa's Band $1.35
18753 Canzonetta Victor String Orchestra
In the Forest Victor Orchestra 85c
18771 Drowsy Head Medley Waltz Ferera-Franchini
Isle of Paradise Medley Waltz. .. .Ferera-Franchini 85c
18777 Cho-Cho-San Fox Trot
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Song of India Fox Trot .......
. .Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra 85c
18778 Learn to Smile Fox Trot
'. Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Oh Me! Oh My! Medley Fox Trot....
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra 85c
18772 St. Louis Blues Fox Trot . . . .
i Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Jazz Me Blues-r-Fox Trot
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 85c
18773 I'm Nobody's Baby Fox Trot '.
All Star Trio and Their Orchestra
Listening Fox Trot .-
'.All Star Trio and Their Orchestra
Friday will be the last day of the I espionage system was directly in
hearing in Salem, if present plans are
carried out. The commission will
hear the complaints of the members
of the Oregon Hotel Men's associa
Adjournment will be taken until
Monday at 2 P. M.. when the hearing
will be resumed at Portland.
Attorney Tomlinson will begin the
presentation of the rest of his evi
dence at that time and will probably
continue uniu Wednesday. The resi
dents or Oak Grove. Milwaukia anrt
Oregon City will be heard, after which
tne telephone company will begin
the presentation of its side of the
It is certain that the hearing will
continue throughout next week and
it is almost certain that it will go
well into the week following.
CAR UPSET, WOMAN D'EAD
Mrs. William Matthews of Med ford
Killed Xear Pasco.
PASCO. Wash.. July 23. Mrs. 'Will
iam Matthews of Medford, Or., was
killed when the automobile in which
she was riding with her husband was
overturned in a sand storm about five
miles east of here early today. Mr.
Matthews managed to extricate him
self from beneath the machine, but
his wife was dead when she was removed.
They had spent the night at the
Pasco tourist camp and were en route
for a visit with relatives at Spokane
and Tyler, Wash.
MEDFORD, Or., July 28. (Special.)
Evidently there was a mistake in
the telegraphic dispatches telling of
the death of Mrs. William Matthews
of Medford. Or., in an automobile ac
cident near Pasco, Wash., early to
day and sent out from Pasco. There
is no Mrs. William Matthews listed in
thr Medford directory, the telephone
directory or the Jackson county tax
list, and the two Matthews families,
one in Medford and one on a ranch'
near the city, have no knowledge of
anyone of that name in this city
Phone your want ads to The Ore-
gonian. Main 70i0. Automatic 560-95,
volved in counter-revolutionary plots
unearthed at Petrograd and in the
western provinces of Russia, accord
ing to a cable received today from
the official Russian Telegraph agency
by the publication Soviet Russia.
"The ringleaders in the Petrograd
conspiracy," said the message
"headed by the notorious monarchist
leader. Professor Tagantseff, con
fessed to plans, backed by French
espionage agents. to. assassinate
leading communists and soviet
workers and to blow up offices, rail
ways. ' factories. and poison red
"The Petrograd conspirators con
fessed their share in the Kronstadt
mutiny, the principal leaders of
which were hired entente spies."
Polish military authorities and the
French mission at arsaw are
charged with abetting the counter
revolutionary movement In the
Snowball Pierces Eye.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Col., July
28. They're throwing snowballs on
Pike's Peak. J. C. Williams of this
city may lose one of his eyes as
result. Williams was ascending the
mountain with a party of tourists
last night. A descending tourist
party engaged in a friendly snow
ball battle with the ascending group.
A snowball thrown by a woman hit
Justice Swift In China.
SUCHIEN, Kiangsu Province. In
stead of moving pictures, baseball
games or similar diversions of . the
western world. Chinese communities
like thfs little town have as their
sole form of public amusement the
rather frequent public executions
Efforts of the authorities to check
143 Sixth Near Alder
Check those wanted and detach for shopping memo or mail this
ad as ycur order.
RED SEAL RECORDS
Girometta (My Sweetheart) Sophie Braslau.
T' m'Arricordo e Napule! Enrico Caruso
Dream Faces ...Emilio de Gogorza
Masked Ball Morro ma prima in grazia
Country Dance... Mischa Elman
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Mabel Garrison
When the Roses Bloom Louise Homer
Because You're Here Edward Johnson
Spanish Dance No. 3 Erika Morini
The Young Prince and the Young Princess
Valse in D Flat Major Sergei Rachmaninoff
Falstaff L'Onore! Ladri! (Your Honor, Ruffians)
Titta Ruff o
Madrigal de Mai (Madrigal of May French)
MORRISON ST. AT BROADWAY
-MASON AND HAMLIN RAMOS-
i rAKcico. oakuhd. ma-arm, auua
cUpxxianotia & (So.
'Merchandise of cJ Merit Only
Charge Purchases Made Friday Will
Appear on Statements Payable Sept. I
The Sleeveless Dress
Cool! Comfortable! The very latest of
Fashion's Favorites These
of Linene are
The Sleeveless, or Jumper, Dress is so attractive and yet so
practical that the mode has already achieved tremendous popu
larity. They are becoming and irresistibly youthful, and for
women of more than average figure effect considerable slender
ness of line.
We have about one hundred in this group, developed of
linene in a wide range of fascinating colors lavender, rose,
pink, blue, Copenhagen, green and all-white, appropriate for
morning or afternoon wear. Sizes 1 6 to 42.
Fourth Floor Lipman, Wolfe. Sr Co.
Prices Reduced in a BIG way on our Entire
Stock of Men's and Young Men's Suite
Featuring four groups
including hundreds of Suits at
c. r f i r i HI .,-..-jSS- V
Diein-Diocn, sangnam ffifjCbs
of our entire
stock also reduced.
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This has been a most gratifying, satisfactory season. We have made it so by giving
exceptional values, one after the other, to which the public has splendidly responded
with generous business. Today we are going forward to even greater things. Inaugurat
ing a big
Business-Making and Stock-Reducing Sale
as the climax of the season. To do this we are making prices on
This Season's New Suits
that will win Ms hosts of new friends and bind the old ones to us closer than ever
before. We want you to be one of them.
Fifth Floor Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
th deoredatlons of numerous bands
of robbers in this district result in
the capture of not a few of tne of
fenders, who ordinarily are dealt
with summarily. An example of how
swiftlv lustice sometimes works in
China was given recently when 11
robbers were executed. seven or
these had been under arrest. less than
Red Shield Inn Given Army.
4krD iwts Tacoma. Wash.
United States army officers and tkeir
families here are to be given use of
the Red Shield inn. which was built
by the Salvation Army nere aunnB
the war at a cost of $100,000. Re
cently the building was presented by
the Salvation Army to the govern
ment, which has turned it over to
the officers here wno win operaic n
on a co-operative basis.
Jaywalkers to Be Tagged.
nr nnp Arii. Reckless walking in
the downtown district here in future
is to be an offense the same as reck
less driving is.- The police have in-
augurated a campaign m
"jay-walking" in the business section
of the city. Broad green lines have
been painted on the streetaat the
corners indicating the proper method
of crossing, and persons ignoring the
lines will be tagged much as an auto
mobile is tagged when it has been
left standing in the street in viola
tion of a traffic ordinance. The tag
will invite the wearer to visit the
Cheese 1 s
if you've never tast
ed it, you have a de
light in store; if you
have, you need ho
urging from us.
buy and eat some
Red-Rock today to
morrow every day !
It's the perfect food!
Red Rock Dairy
Flying Boats Ordered.
EDMONTON. Alta. Three flying
boats of five-passenger capacity will
inaugurate a passenger service from
here to the north, according to J. C.
Gibson. Mr. Gibson recently returned
from the east where he arranged for
the shipment of the machines. Sev
eral big flying boats of a different
and our own brands
of Fine Shirts in the Clearance
Shirts of woven
madras or other
ley & Lord" fiber
lustra" shirts of mad
ras with mercerized
shirts, as beautiful and
long-wearing as they are
sheer and lustrous.
Just Inside Washington Street Entrance Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
This Store Uses No Comparative Prices They Are Misleading and Often Untrue K
type from those now on the way
west will be put on the route later.
They will have a capacity of 12 pas
sengers each, it was stated. The im
mediate programme of the company
is said to be the installation of an
aerial service to Fort Norman and
Disappointed Robber Suicide.
VIENNA. Forcing 'his employer's
safe and finding only about S20 worth
of crowns, Rudolph Twrdik hanged appointment after so hard a job
himself. Tpaviner a note that the dis- I more than he couli ptand.
Friday and Saturday
Last Two Days of
ig V2 Price
Wall Paper Sale
. - at ,
Smith's Wall Paper House
Between Washington and Stark Sts.
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Greetings' and Best Wishes
to the Buyers of the Iforthwest!
Come and get what you want, when you want it, at
established headquarters for both the buyers and
commercial salesmen in this territory; come and
meet your friends and be at home.