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THE MORNING OHEGONIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1923
SIX PERSDNS HELD
i IN MYSTERY CASE
Earl Weir, Accused Man's
Son, Arrested, Quizzed.
-WOMAN'S STORY DENIED
Little Sympathy Expressed for
Father, Who, Son Says, Is
Always Getting Into Trouble.
Earl Weir, 26, captain of the tug-,
boat Cowlitz, was arrested at 10:30
o'clock Thursday night when the tug
docked at Rainier, Or., and was
held pending further investigation
of the charges that ha had helped
his father. Cash Weir, dispose of
the body of a 15-year-old girl whom
the latter, according to the same
charges, had slain in a houseboat
September 23. The arrest brought
the number held in correction with
the case to six, five oi&ers already
having been locked up here follow
ing charges made by Mrs. Helen
Oaptaln Weir denied the accusa
tions, saying that he had known of
his father's arrest yesterday morn
ing, when the Cowlitz left Portland.
The Cowlitz was in Portland Wed
nesday night, and the captain said
ihe had read of the case in the
Columbia Sheriff Makes Arrest.
The arrest was made by Sheriff
Wellington of Columbia county. In
company with Deputy District
Attorney Mowry of Multnomah
county, and Portland Inspectors
Tackaberry and Phillips. The au
thorities questioned Weir at length
and declared that while they were
not satisfied with his statement,
they had done nothing toward un
raveling the supposed murder mys
tery. Captain Weir expressed little
ympathy for his father.
"That damned old cuss is always
getting in'p trouble," ho remarked.
The cap jln also admitted having
been in 1 e with Mra. Leary. He
declared t at their affair had ended
because 1 1s father Informed him
that Mrs. Leary was a woman of
bad character. Following that
charge, he said, he declined to have
anything further to do with the
SW Prisoner Qulxxrd.
Deputy District Attorney Mowry
questioned the new prisoner in re
gard to Mrs. Leary's charge that
he had told her where the girl's
body had been sunk In the river.
Mrs. Leary alleged that the confi
dence had been made in the course
of an automobile ride.
"I never went for an automobile
ride with her," eaid Weir.
"Never?" queried Mowry.
"Well, I diw -o riding with her
once, but I novel. Md her any such
tory as that," We. was . said to
It was decided to hold Weir In
custody. He declared that he had
expected arrest and had made no
effort to escape. He left the boat
willingly and said he was ready to
come to Portland and meet what
ever charges might be filed.
Tugboat Delayed by I "OK.
Sheriff Wellington left St. Helens
, early in the afternoon- to make the
arrest, but the fog delayed the tug
boat, eo that Weir was not taken
Into custody until 10:30 P. M. He
was taken to St. Helens to be cross
examined by the officials.
newsies' ran here
MRS. SARAH FARR TO SPEND
CHRISTMAS IS OREGOJf.
Founder of Many Newsboys'
Clnbs Journeys From Minne
apolis at Age of 80 Tears.
SALEM, Or., Dec 21. (Special.)
Mrs. Sarah Farr, 80 years old, found
er of many newsboys' clubs In Min
neapolis and St. Paul, and loved by
the newspaper hustlers of the Twin
Cities, arrived here today to spend
Christmas with her son, William
Farr of Turner.
Speaking of Mrs. Farr's trip to
Oregon the Minneapolis News said,
After vlslttor with relatives in Oregon
until March. "Mother" Farr will visit
the Newsboys' club in Ban Francisco:
the newsboys' organizations in- Colorado
Springs and Kansas City and the News
boys' club house in Chicago. She plans
to return to Minneapolis next spring
and celebrate her Slat blrtnday by walk
ing to St. Paul.
AH along the Journey Mrs. Farr ex
pects to meet former friends from
Minneapolis, boys whom tfhe 'befriended
years ago, who are now prominent busi
ness men in various parts of the west.
"I have planned this trip for many
years, she earn, "and I Know it wili
give me renewed strength and courage
to carry on my work."
The Newsboys' club work has been
supervised ever since ita Inception by
Mrs. Farr, who has never received re
muneration for"her work and has con
tributed much of her own money to the
EON OF liATE DEAN OF MED.
ICAD SCHOOL BENEDICT.
Family Denies Elopement, But
j Admits Wedding Is Sooner
. Than Was Expected.
K. A, J, Mackenzie, 21, son of the
late Dr. K. A. J. Mackenzie, dean
of the University of Oregon medical
school, and Miss Nona Robertson of
foeattle were married quietly Thurs
day at Vancouver, Wash. Although
the family denied that the young
couple had eloped, they admitted
that they had not expected the wed
ding to occur so soon. Mrs. Earl
F. Whitney, sister of the young
bridegroom, declared that she knew
nothing whatever about it.
Mr. Mackenzie, who has been in
the lumber business in Washington,
returned home for the holidays. He
has been staying at the family home,
145 North Twentieth street. It was
presumed that he met Miss Robert
eon while away from home. Mrs.
Whitney and others of the family
eaid they were not acquainted with
Mr. Mackenzie and his bride re
turned to Portland after the wed
ding and took apartments at the
Portland hotel. Beyond admitting
that the wedding had taken place
at Vancouver, Mr. Mackenzie re
fused to talk to reporters.
Mr. Mackenzie was born in Port
land. He attended the Groton
school In Massachusetts and later
went to the University of California.
WELFARE FUND IS SHORT
WORK OF BUREAU MENACED
FOR LACK OF MONEY.
Deficit of $19,000 Threatens to
Handicap Service and Connty
May Be Asked for Aid.
The public welfare bureau faces
a problem in working out its ex
istence for 1923, according to facts
brought to light Thursday at
meeting of the bureau executives
It lacks about $19,000 of having In
sight the V-50,000 estimated as re
quired: The county appropriation
has been fixed at $100,000 and the
community chest allocation for the
year Is about $31,000.
Estes Snedecor, as chairman of the
committee on employes and offioe
affairs, read a report dealing with
phases of the situation. This showed,
for instance, that administrative and
service departments would need to
be cut In half were the deficit to be
made up by dropping bureau work
ers. This the directors were not
' willing to consider and was not a
recommended course of action.
The suggestion that met with
most favor was that the county
commissioners be asked to pay not
. to icee4 J2J,00a to c ovs SLoiterf
salaries. This would mean the
dropping of one worker and the sav
ing of about $2000 on salaries. Ap
proximately $5000 to $10,000 of this
amount could be deducted from the
$100,000 now appropriated it was
suggested, and the commissioners
would be obliged to dip into the
emergency fund for the remainder.
By vote of the directors, appoint
ment of a committee to lay the mat
ter before the county commissioners
Dow V. Walker and J. Howard
Rankin, commissioners-elect, were
present and asked several questions
regarding phases of the bureau's ac
tivities. The session was presided
over by J. N. Edlefsen, vice-chairman
of the directorate.
THEFT PLOT UNCOVERED
STEALING OF BREMERTON
Navy Yard Employe and Mer
chant Indicted; Valuable Radio
Equipment Is Recovered.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 21. An al
leged conspiracy to steal thousands
of dollars' worth of government
property from the United States
navy-yard at Bremerton, Wash., has
been uncovered by federal agents.
they announced here today after a
federal grand jury had returned in
dictments charging Clifford G.
Mekeel, navy-yard employe, and
Gerald Lee Clarke, Bremerton mer
chant, with stealing equipment from
The specific charge in the Indict
ments against Mekeel and Clarke Is
the theft of vacuum tubes and radio
head sets valued at about $70. Of
ficers working on the case, have.
however, recovered radio equip
ment valued at several thousand
dollars, alleged to have been stolen
from the navy-yard and have traced
shipments of other goods to many
cities and towns in Washington and
the Pacific northwest, federal agents
declared. More than a score of other
persons Were said to be involved in
the alleged conspiracy.
bix secret indictments were re
turned by the grand jury and bench
warrants were immediately issued
for the persons involved.
CHINA WAR RING SOUGHT
Seizure of Rifles In Seattle Is
Expected to Develop Plot.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec 21-Ex-
pectation that seizure here last
night of 60 German made Mauser
rifles and 15,000 cartridges con
signed to China will lead to arrest
of members of a. ring engaged in
getting munitions to revolutionary
forces in China 1b expressed by fed
eral agents. The rifles and cart
ridges were detected as they , were
about to be taken aboard the steam
Hundreds of rifles that are bought
in Germany foT about $3.60 each are
coming Into this city daily by mall
and express, according to the agents.
and are being quietly bought up by
agents or a Chinese faction, ship
ments being made across the Pa
cific when several dozen have accumulated.
mats M SEAS
Food Short Last 10 Days
of 86-Day Voyage.
TRIP IS TOUGH ONE
Hard Luck Hit Just Ont of Axlm
and It Sticks Till Craft
Docks In New York.
NEW YORK, Dec 21. (By the
Associated Press.) The schooner
Rosa Ferllta, battered by wind and
wave, for 86 days, was towed into
New York harbor tonight and her
crew of nine, shipped on the African
gold coast, leaped ashore to race
for the nearest restaurant.
It was a tough voyage, this trip
from Axim to Boston, with a load of
mahogany, but the toughest part
came, not In uncharted seas, but in
the very center of trans-Atlantlo
lanes, when help might have been
expected at any moment.
For ten days the schooner bobbed
about in those lanes, her larder
Craft Helpless Indeed.
A torn jigger eail was rigged
crazlly from, her forepeak. Her
mizzen mast was nothing but a
ragged stump. Her third pole was
bare. Gone was her rudder and she
had no sea anchor. At night one
feeble light was all she could dis
play. Altogether she was the most
helpless craft Captain Look of the
liner President Garfield had ever
seen and even he was shocked
when he bore down upon her yes
The schooner, a craft of 690 tons,
owes her rescue to Captain Look
and the keen eyes of "Wally" Bates,
lookout on the Garfield.
The Ferlita encountered hard luck
the first day out, hitting a calm
after clearing the headlands off
Axlm harbor. Five days she was
becalmed within sight of her start
Twelve days out she hit a head
wind and was driven off her course.
Later she ran into a storm and for
almost three weeks fought wind,
rain, snow and waves until her rud
Battle for Life Begun.
That was ten days ago. The ship,
hanging close to the wind and ship
ping floods with every lurch, lunged
heavily and swung around. When
she steadied, her mizzen mast, as
well as her rudder, was gone.
Then Captain Sanchez began his
real battle for life. After four days
a liner passed but the high waves
hid the Ferlita's signals.
Night after night with a lookout
lashed to a tottering perch in the
foremast and the captain tied se
curely to a wheel that did not an
swer, the schooner tumbled about In
the seas. Twice her crew saw the
lights of passing ships, but could
not attract attention.
Then the Garfield sighted them.
CHAMBER DRIVE HALTED
RECESS TO BE TAKEN UNTIL
AFTER HOLIDAYS .
GARIBALDI GETS CLUB
Booster Organization Is Formed
by Business Men.
GARIBALDI, Or, Dec. 21 (Spe
cial.) The latest progressive move
ment here is the formation of a
Boosters' club, which organization
was effected at a mass meeting
Tuesday night in Nelson's hall. This
meeting was attended by nearly all
the business men and property
A. W. Foots was elected president
of the club and W. W. Mac Alpine
secretary. The club starts out with
a paid-up membership of 75.
FORD BUYS BIG TRACT
Company Expected to Build New
Plant on Calumet River.
CHICAGO. Dee. 21. The Ford Mo-
tor company today closed a deal for
a 70-acro traot of land at Hege
wlsch on the Calumet river and
Nickel Plate railroad, where the
company expects to build an auto
mobile manufacturing and assem
bling plant employing 18,000 men
and costing $6,000,000 when com
The announcement was made by
Hodge, Chandler & Nicholson, agents
for the Calumet Trust company,
from whom the site was purchased,
Froelich Home Is Burned,
Fire caused by a defective flue
partially destroyed the home of C.
S. Froelich, Forty-first avenue and
Forty-eighth street, Thursday night
Damage was estimated at $2500.
Mr, Froelich Is a member ef The
Oregonian composing-roora force.
Death Follows Resignation,
ROME, Deo, El. (By the Assoc!
ated Press.) Professor Vincenzos
Tangor.a, who resigned yesterday
as minister of treasury because
of 111 health, died today.
Portland Business Men Ask That
Workers Postpone $300,000 .
Campaign During Rush.
At the request of numerous mer
chants of Portland the Chamber of
Commerce decided Thursday to de
clare a recesB In Its drive for a fund
of $300,000 to be used In a state
wide development and advertising
campaign, so far as the captains and
teams of workers are concerned.
These solicitors have on their lists
mostly business men who are now
rushed with the holiday trade and
who have made an earnest plea that
they be permitted to give their en
tire time and energies to their own
business affairs until after the first
of the new year, when they will do
their full share toward Investing In
the chamber's enterprise.
The recess will not affect the
"flying squadron," members of
which have for prospects the large
commercial and industrial Interests
of the city. They will continue their
efforts and will. It is expected, make
a final report at a meeting to-be
held prior to the resumption of work
by the teams.
This action was taken at a con
ference of chamber officials after
hearing reports from the "flying
squadron" and workers made at a
noon gathering. Statements -were
made that it was useless to continue
the drive among the merchants un
til the holiday season had ended.
Officials In charge of the drive
expressed thorough appreciation of
the situation and decided cheerfully
to comply with the requests. No
time was set for the renewal of the
drive, but It will be probably two
weeks after the first, or as soon as
the merchants will have had an op
portunity to recover from the .holt
will be accomplished soon after the
first of the year and presented to
the January meetings of the com
munity organization, according to
J. C. Henderson, executive secre
tary of the community service bu
reau here and chairman of the com
mittee on the by-laws and consti
tution for the federation. The com
mittee has adopted the constitution
for the organization, to be known as
the Federation of Community Clubs
of Multnomah county.
Collective action on important
civic measures and an interchange
of entertainment talent will be
among the activities to be taken up
by the federation. At present the
matter of city and county consoli
dation is being considered by the
community organizations; and it is
understood that an effort will be
made to obtain the indorsement of
the federation for the proposed leg
islation to effect this consolidation.
The federation will become a real
ity with the acceptance of the con
stitution by five community clubs,
and after that time other clubs may
apply for admittance.
Y. M. C. A. PROPOSES 24-
TIMBER OWNER IS BACK
Russell Hawkins In Idaville After
Dnsiness Trip East.
IDAVILLE, Or., Deo. 21. (Spe
claL) Russell Hawkins, president
of the Whitney company, which con'
cern owns huge timber Interests in
Tillamook county and operates the
mammoth sawmill at Garibaldi, ar
rived here yesterday, after having
been in the east for more than i
month on important business con
neeted with his company.
On arriving In Portland he was
joined by Mrs. Hawkins, who had
been visiting with friends there dur
ing his- absence, and also by their
daughter, Miss Margaret, who Is at
tending Wells eollege at Aurora, N,
Y., and their son, Russell Hawkins,
Jr., a student in the forestry de
partment of the University of Wash
ington at Seattle, The home-corn
ing marks the beginning of a little
family reunion that will be enjoyed
during the Christmas holidays at
the palatial home of Mr, and Mrs.
Hawkins overlooking Tillamook bay
Phone your want ads to The
CIVIC CLUBS TO UNITE
Federation to Promote Improve
ments to Be Formed,
Completion of th central council
plan of organization of the com
munity clubs and civic groups of
the Portland suburbs, which was
started some time ago by a com
nittes JsasA gsverai pi tiis cluba,
Portland Steamship Agents Will
Consider Utilization of
Twenty-four-hour radio service
from Portland for communication
with shipping Is a proposition sub
mitted by the Y. M. C. A. to the
foreign trade department of the
Chamber of Commerce and the sub
ject will be taken up by the Port
land Steamship Agents' association
at its meeting next week. Another
proposition of a similar nature haa
been made by the Federal Teiegrapn
company, which proposes to utilize
its etation near Hillsboro for send
ing and the Council Crest station
for receiving messages.
Timely-interest in the matter is
given by the dense fogs that have
recently prevailed and which add to
the value of radio communication
with ships. The North Head station
s now relied upon, but it is aitn-
cult to work with ships from that
station after they have passed into
the Columbia, it is declared.
The foreign trade department of
the chamber, the dock commission,
operators of steamships and agents
of the various lines here have been
interested in the subject for some
time. During the past month the
trans-Pacific cable has been out of
commission and this has interfered
with business ordinarily handled by
shipping interests. . The projeot of
laying another trans-Pacific cable
has been discussed lately and was
one of the topics brought before the
foreign trade conference . held at
Tacoma last week. The Federal
Telegraph company, In connection
with the Radio - Corporation of
America, is now planning the erec
tion of the largest station in the
world at Shanghai and this, too, has
increased Interest in radio opera
tion on the Pacific
ILLINOIOS WILL BENEFIT
Gateway Would Provide Lowest
CHICAGO. The Illinois waterway
connecting link between the Great
lakes and the Mississippi will give
the state , the second lowest bulk
freight transportation rate in the
world, according to figures prepared
by M. G. Barnes, chief engineer of
the division of waterways.
Mr. Barnes, who designed the Pan
ama canal locks and later was as
sociated in the rebuilding of the
New York stage barge canal, says
the huge locks planned for the Il
linois waterway, with a capacity of
9000 tons of freight at a time, will
cut transportation costs 60 per cent
under the New York rate. The New
York canal locks can handle from
260O to 8000 tons at each lockage.
The table prepared by Mr. Barnes
shows that transportation on the
big bulk freighters developed on the
Great lakes, with their 10,000 to
13,000 tons capacity, is the cheapest
in the world. One dollar will carry
a ton of freight 1000 miles In one
of these ships, he says.
The Illinois canal will come next.
the table shows, with one ton being
carried 760 miles for $1. European
oanals average a 600-mile haul for
$1 a ton and the New York barge
canal Btands fourth with a 300-mlle
haul of one ton for $1. American
railroads average 100 miles to the
dollar; truck transportation over
improved highways, 20 miles to the
dollar, and four miles by horse and
wagon, according to Mr. Barnes.
TRAFFIC LINES RANKED
Despite War Losses Germany
Leads in Railroads.
BERLIN. Despite the loss of
7400 kilometers (about 4595 miles)
of railroads as a result of the war,
Germany still maintains her- pre
war position as having the largest
railway system ire Europe, accord
ing to figures announced here. Her
total distance Is given as 57,645
kilometers, ranking fourth in the
world, the United States having
426,522 kilometers, Canada and New
foundland 64,012 and British East
The distance In, kilometers of
other niatlons' railways 4s reported
as follows: European Russia; ap
proximately 57,000; France, 63,561,
Including approximately 2000 in Al
sace-Lorraine ; Great Britain, 89.373:
Australia, 88,071; Argentina, 37,266
Brazil, 28,128; Mexico, 25,492; Italy,
20,118; South African Union, 18,468'
Central ABlatlo Russian and Siberia,
17,338; Poland, 16,829; Spain, 15,850;
Sweden, 16,061; Japan, including Co-
rea, 14,h3o; czeeho-Slovakla, 13,644
Roumanla, 11,678; Belgium, 11,093;
China, 11,004; Jugo-Slavie- 8965;
Chile, 8531; Hungary, 7062; Egypt,
7022; Austria, 6326, and. Switzer
Uncle Sam Mixes
M lee l urMsli o
Almost any pleasant morning, these last five weeks a smooth-shaven, boyish-looking
American could have been seen walking bareheaded from the Hotel Beaurivage in Lau
sanne along the lakeside to another hotel, to 5oin a company of top-hatted, frock-coated,
dignified European diplomats. " v
If Kichard Washburn Child was only an "unofficial observer" at the Lausanne Con
ference it would be difficult to deny that he was the "observed of all observers." An
"unofficial observer" on such occasions as these is generally supposed to be seen and not
heard, but Ambassador Child has been heard and listened to attentively-at Lausanne.
Europe heard this representative of a nation officially committed to non-interf erer.ee in
European affairs arise day after day to state definitely and forcefully the policy of the
United States on points of controversy between the Western Powers and the. new Turkey
which has replaced the "Sick itan of Europe."
Press Correspondents at Lausanne have called attention to the leading part played in
the deliberations by our observers. What does this mean, our editors have been wondering,
as they read the dispatches from the Swiss city. Are we really intervening? "Isn't Mr.
Child wading into the Lausanne Conference rather more deeply than is permitted to a mere
observer?" queries the Dallas News (Dem.) The United States, remarks the Utica Press
(Ind.), "would appear to be in a position of playing an important if not a decisive role."
Others wonder what will come next.
The leading article in THE LITERARY DIGEST this week (December 23) takes up the story of
American participation at Lausanne as sketched from day to day by correspondents and interpreted by
contemporaneous editorial comment. Other timely news-articles in this number are :
iWhat the Fascisti Triumph Means to Italy;
As Interpreted by Italian Writers in the United States and Canada
Harding's Fight to Keep the Reins
Japan Keeps Faith
A Financial View of Ireland
Perils of the Gas Heater
Running a Truck on Coal Gas
Sorel of the Comedie Francaise
New York's Anti-Klan Outburst
Newberry's Picturesque Successor
An Eye for an Eye in Ireland
An Entertaining Selection of
The Risins: Tide of Murder
To End "Lame-Duck" Congresses
Two Forces Dividing the Jugo-Slavs
Does Alcohol Stimulate?
JVIoving a River to Build a Factory
The Wasteful "Spasms" of
Why the Pulpit "Knocks" Business
Topics of the Day
Illustrations, Including Cartoons
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IiADD ESTATE TAKES SPAOE
IX PORTER BUILDING.
selling offices 'which now occupy
Company to Extend Actirttles and
Add Department in New
The signing of tl.e first of a
series of big leases under negotia
tion for space in the 12-story Porter
building, formerly the Wells Fargo
building, at Sixth and Oak streets,
was made public Wednesday when
the P. E. Taylor company announced
that a four-year lease for ground
floor offices had been taken by the
Ladd Estate company.
William Ladd, president, and Fred
Strong, vice-president and general
manager of the Ladd Estate com
pany, signed the lease which gives
them possession of the entire space
now occupied by the Devereaux In
vestment house and In addition
some of the space being used by
the American Express company.
All told more than 8000 square feet
will be used by the company,
Coincident with the announcement
of the Ladd Estate company's re
moval from its present quarters In
the Concord building it became
known that the company will add
an industrial department for the
purpose of assisting the smaller in
dustries in procuring their own
sites and buildings, Inadditlon It
will extend its realty activities In
the subdivision work- and will con
solidate Its executive offices and
GOVERNOR RACE PLANNED
Mayor Brown of Seattle Says He
May Be Candidate in 1924.
SEATTLE, Wash., Deo. 21. After
an address before the young men's
republican elun of this city in which
he answered critics of hi .admin
istration. Mayor Edwin J. Brown, a
democrat, announced that he is
thinking of running for governor of
the state in 1924.
Mentioning charges by the Rev.
Chauncey J. Hawkins, pastor of the
Plymouth ,' Congregational church,
that the city administration permits
vice to flourish, Mr. Brown ven
tured the opinion that he had done
more for Christianity In the city
than the clergyman, Instancing en
actment of a 2 -cent fare for Sun
day school children on the munic
ipal car system.
has Increased its capital stock from
$7,600,000 to $12,000,000.
War Teterans Elect Officers. .
SALEM, Or., Dec. 21. (Special.)
Allan O. Carson, local attorney, to
day was elected commander of the
local post of the Veterans of For
eign Wars. Other officers are
Christopher J. Kowiti, junior vlcc
commander; Harold B. Garver, chap
lain; Dr. W. Carlton Smith, surgeon;
George X Wlllett, officer of the day,
and Bryan Conley, trustee.
TWO FIRMS INCORPORATE
Bonnie Brae Company Organized
With $2000 Capital.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 21.- (Special.)
The Bonnie Brae company, Inc., is
the name of a new corporation or
ganized by Elizabeth Ferguson, T. A.
McCollogh and Eugene Brookings.
The capital stock Is $2000 and head
quarters will be In Portland.
The Athens club, with hsadquar
ters m Portland, has been incorpo
rated by Ous Marinls, Sam Nikas
and George BalHs.
'The Portland Gas & Coke company
OSWEGO HAS NEW BANK
John Biekner Heads Institution
as Its First President. '
OSWEGO, Or., Deo. 21. (Special.)
The Oswego State bank opened its
doors for business yesterday morn
ing. The stockholders of the bank
held a meeting Monday night and
elected John Biekner, William Cook
and Charles J. Sadilek as directors,
and the directors in turn elected the
following officers: President, John
Biekner of J. Biekner & Sons; vice
president, Ernie Folda, Clarkson,
Neb.; cashier, Charles J. Sadilek,
With the exception of Mr. Folda,
all of the stockholders are resi
dents of Oswego and vicinity. Mr.
Folda is interested in a number of
country banks in Nebraska, is a
brother-in-law of Mr. Sadilek, and
the organization of the local ban):
was made possible largely through
The bank starts with a capital of
$15,000, every"ollar of which was
Haid in before the doors opened,
and situ a gurpius iXaOO.
WHILE THEY LAST
Northwest Autd Co., Inc.
Fred W. Vogler, President ,
18th and Alder Sts. Broadway 1466
$0,186,100 Loaned Veterans.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 21. (Special.)
The world war veterans' state aid
commission, according to a report
prepared here today, haa paid a
total of 2457 loans to ex-service
men! Of this number 805 loans were
made on farm property and 1652 on
city property. The- farm loans ag
gregated $2,088,600, while the loans
on city property totaled $4,097,500.
The grand total of loans approved
and paid by the commission Is
Japan Imports Fertilizer.
TOKIO. Besides enormous quan
tities manufactured here, nearly
3,000,000 tons of fertilizers, valued
at approximately 17,000,000 yen, are
Imported into Japan yearly. Bean
cake heads the list, more than a
million tons being brought in every
for the Round Trip during the
will be made by the
Union Pacific System
from all stations in
Oregon, Washington and Idaho
to any destination where the one-way fare is $30 or less
BALE DATES December 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 80, SI, 1922, and
January 1, 1928.
KETITRN LIMIT January 3, 1923.
Our City Passenger Agent will deliver your tickets, make your
reservations and attend to all details if you will phone him at
L. E. OMER,
City Passenger Agent,
605 Pittoek Block.
Phone Broadway 4500.
Consolidated Ticket Office
Third and Washington Sts.
Phone Broadway 5631.
Depet Ticket Agent,
Union Station, ,
Phone Broadway 802.
WJL McMURRAY, General Passenger Agent,