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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, -I AM ART 26. 1919.
TO FIGHT SECESSION
elf-Determination Live Issue
in Corner of County.
TAXPAYERS ARE AROUSED
People in District Concerned Would
Welcome Annexation to Mult
nomah, but Court Objects.
Absolute denial of the right of small
peoples to "self-determination" is the
ctand taken by the Clackamas County
delegation in the Legislature. The
people" affected are those living on a
few square miles of Clackamas county
which adjoins Multnomah County, on
the West Sld,e of the river and which
they assert, belongs geographically
and commercially to Multnomah and
not to Clackamas.
Over this attempt to determine their
right to pay. taxes where they want to
will be one of Oie interesting smaller
rows of session. Senator Dimick, it is
said, may just as well not go to his
law office in Orgeon City after the
session if the insurgents win; he might
as well keep, going south.
Representative MacParland is work
ing to liberate the affected Clackamas
Coumy people from the thrall of the
Clackamas County Court by bringing
them in,to ' Multnomah County. Two
years ago a similar fight was made,
but Senator Dimick came out victori
ous and as a reward he was elected
for another four years.
The people in the corner of Clacka
mas adjoining Multnomah are bitter.
They contend that while the Clackamas
County Court takes their taxes, it will
do nothing in return. The roads are
bad, and to get good roads they want
to annex themselves to Multnomah.
There are not many votes in the terri
tory affected, so the Clackamas County
officials pay little attention to the com
plaints. The reason that Clackamas
County officials insist that Dimick
.shall frustrate attempts to secede is
because while the territory is small,
there are some heavy taxpaying proper
ties in the zone and the County Court
doesn't intend letting that tax money
To head off Insurgency Senator
Dimick was made chairman of the
Senate-' committee on counties, and in
the House Representative Cross, of
Clackamas, . landed the similar post.
Between the two committees they be
lieve they have the situation in hand.
A practical copy of the traffic laws
Of New York has been prepared and
probably will be introduced by Sena
tor Orton tills week. It has some
changes from the New York law which
are believed to be improvements. Under
the operation of this law the identity
of a driver can be immediately estab
lished: there are stringent rules for the
road and, in short, the measure is a
"safety first" bill.
Almost every member of the Legis
lature has received a copy of George
Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilem
ma." The copies are supposed to have
been , sent' to Salem by a chiropractor
In 'Portland. It required nearly half
an hour for Representative Moore, who
1b a regular phjsictan, to explain to
Senator Banks who Shaw is, what
.- he has done and that Shaw is not a
Portland man. Senator Banks finally
admitted that there may be such a
fellow as Shaw, but he never heard of
him nor anything he has written.
Reports from Salem last night were
Mat Representative Denton Burdick is
Seriously ill with the "flu." He was in
bed Friday, but went to dinner in the
evening. Yesterday his condition be
came worse. Mr. Burdick probably
took more precautions aerainst the flu
than, any other member in, the Legis
lature, not excepting the physicians
who are present.
.. A request to change the name of
Mount Hood to Mount Liberty has been
received by the Multnomah delegation.
The matter was referred to Represent
i Home as a special committee, and
t. is said that Home will recommend
tjie change. The objection to the name
Mount Hood appears to be that the
Mountain was named after a British
...Secretary Quayle, of the Oregon
State Chamber of Commerce, sent out
r!ef erendums on three bills to members
of the chamber Friday. The opinion
of the members of the association was
asked and when received the members
f the Legislature will be Informed.
This system of obtaining a straw vote
oji legislation will be pursued on bills
of general importance throughout the
STRIKE IN PARIS IS ENDED
CAR MEN, AFTER GOVERNMENT
APPEAL, RESUME WORK.
Negotiations Regarding Demands of
Employes to Continue and
Men are Hopeful.
T'PARIS, Jan. 25. The strike on the
transportation lines of Paris came to
an end today, when the employes of
the various companies, after the gov
ernment had announced it would requi
sition transport facilities, decided to
jjo back to work.
i The union leaders declared the em
ployes were ready to answer any ap-
ral made . to them. Work was re-
flftd normal conditions will obtain'Sun-
J The employes of the Metropolitan
Bibway earlier in the day put forward
s. ilemai ds: Permanence of work;
ht hours a day after demobilization,
as increase in wages of 2 francs daily,
an annual vacation with pay of 21
days, a minimum pension of 2000
francs a year after 20 years' service
4n4' back pay of 3 francs daily on ac
count of th- high cost of living from
October 15. 1917, to July 1, 1918.
M. UhouI. secretary of the Metropoli
tan Subway Employes' Union, speak
ing at the meeting of the employes
this morning, said:
1 "You have driven the companies to
& regime of requisition which is no
cause for rejoicing on the part of the
Company. The negotiations will con
tinue under new conditios, undr the
protection of governmental arbitra
tion, which gives you a solid guaran
tee. It is to your interest to resume
work, leaving it to your delegates to
continue the negotiations under con
ditions which represent for you a
VAGRANCY CHARGED TO 3
ifouths, Police Say, Had Planned
to Hold Up St. Johns Store.
- Three youths, whom the police say
vera planning to hold up a store in
St. Johns, were held, in jail yesterday
for further investigation. Inspectors
Leonard and Hellyer arrested Clarence
Edmund Proper. 16, and Edgar Hunter,
22, and Patrolman Abbott and Drake
of the war emergency squad arrested
Tom Van Hennel, 18. The three are
held on vagrancy charges while the
police are investigating their recent
Proper, according to Inspector Leon
ard, had a revolver in his possession
when arrested. Friday, according to
the police, the three youths attempted
to secure another gun, but failed. Had
they succeeded, the police say, the
young men were planning to hold up
a store at Fessendon and Polk streets.
St. Johns. Inspector Leonard says the
three have made a confession in part
of their plans.
CONSOLIDATION PLAN IS UP
OREGON CIVIC LEAGUE SPEAK
ERS DISCUSS DETAILS.
Resolutions Are Adopted Favoring
General Child Welfare Law
City and county consolidation was
the theme of the principal speakers at
the weekly luncheon of the Oregon
Civic League, in the crystal room of
the Hotel Benson yesterday. The league
also went on record with a resolution
favoring the general child welfare law
that has been introduced in the State
A. L. Barbur, City Commissioner, and
Rufus Holman, County Commissioner,
told of the functions of city and county
that might be advantageously com
bined. Samuel C. May raised the question
of what should be the adjustment of
the school system under plans for con
solidation. In the ensuing discussion
it was proposed that there should be
provided a commissioner of education
added to the municipal commission,
with salary, who would replace the
School Board as the responsible head
of the educational system of the city
Mrs. L H. Frazelle, of Multnomah
station, expressed the opinion that be
cause of the. relatively larger vote of
the people within the municipality, com
pared with that of the outside, the
basis of the popular vote on the matter
should be carefully considered.
Representative Seymour Jones, Speak
er of the House, and Representative
Sheldon, were guests of the club at
the luncheon. Each spoke briefly, as
suring the members of their desire to
be informed upon all matters of legis
lation pending and proposed.
WAR CAUSES ROMANCE
Young Missouri Soldier Weds Ore
gon City Girl.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Jan. 26. (Spe
cial.) A wedding was solemnized in
Oregon City Sunday afternoon, Janu
ary 19, 1919, the culmination of a
pretty little romance, participated in
by one of Uncle Sam's boys, and a
former Oregon City young woman.
The bride is Miss Elsie Voweles, boj-n
in London, and who came to Oregon
City four years ago from England,
having traveled extensively through
Europe before taking up her residence
in Clackamas CounW-
The bridegroom is 'William F. Staggs.
of Carthage, Mo., who was with the
Spruce Division and stationed at Van
couver Barracks. Wash. He is a well
known business man of Carthage, Mo.,
and is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. J.
i Staggs. of Twilight.
After visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Staggs at Twilight, the young
couple will leave this afternoon for
their future home at Carthage, Mo.
TWO AUTOISTS INJURED
S. J. Kramer and Mrs. C. S. Ander
son Hurt in Streetcar Accidents.
S. J. Kramer, 21, of 966 East Twenty
first street, was injured about the
hip last night by the collision of a
Depot-Morrison streetcar with the
rear end of his automobile while he
was in front cranking the machine.
The automobile, which had stopped on
the track, was wrecked.
Mrs. C. S. Anderson, 779 Savier street,
was injured in a collision between her
automobile and a Mississippi avenue
streetcar at Albina avenue and Sum
ner street. Both injured persons were
taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital
by the Ambulance Service Company.
Railway Officials Visit Portland.
Ralph Budd, vice-president of the
Great Northern Raflway, formerly chief
engineer of the Spokane, Portland &
Seattle, was a Portland visitor yester
day, accompanied by a party of offi
cials of the Hill roads. G. R. Martin,
vice-president and controller of the
Great Northern: Thomas Cooper and F.
W. Sweeney, vice-president of the
TCorthern Pacific, and the latter ron.
troller of that company, were members
or me party, w nue in me city tney
held a. conference with W. F Turner.
corporate executive official of the Hill
companies in Oregon.
Phone your want ads to the Orego
nian. Phone Main 7070. A 6095.
BUILDING OF PACIFIC POTATO STARCH COMPANY A T BEAVERTOX.
BEAVERTON. Or., Jan. 25. (Special.) Work Is progressing rapidly on the rebuilding of the plant of the
Pacific Potato Starch Company's factory at this place, and' W. D. Bothwell, engineer in charge, expects to
have the plant in operation by February 10.
After many disappointments and delays, the plant was placed in operation late last Spring and ran for
several weeks. An excellent grade of potato flour was made, but the plant proved wasteful and the refuse from
the plant created an odor that was very obnoxious to residents In the vicinity of the plant.
Mr. Bothwell arrived two weeks ago and has been busy tearing out the old machinery and Installing the
new. The shaker drier, which had proted a failure, will be replaced by a' new one of the tunnel type, and the
bolting machines will be discarded, as the factory now will make only textile starch and stock feed, neither
of which requires bolting. The market for this starch will be largely among the textile mills on the Atlantic
PACIFIC NORTHWEST MEN DETAILED TO ARMY POSTOFFICE AT
mm m & -
PHOTOGRAPH OF MAIL, SERVICE STAFF ON Dl'TY DAY ARMISTICE WAS
Three boys from Washington and Oregon were included in the force of
employes attached to the Army postoffice at Limoges, France, when the
armistice was signed. From Corporal Conrad E. Sture, of 348 Montgomery
street, comes a photograph of the men detailed to that service. Those shown
in the picture are:
Private Charles E.. Goyette, mail orderly. 62d Artillery. C: A. C. Chicago:
Sergeant James A. Barry, mail orderly. 66th Artillery, C. A. C, Chicago; Private
Lifther T. Johnson, mail orderly, 72d Artillery, C. A. C, Portland, Me.; Civilian
Tostal Clerk George R. Mjulholland. Brooklyn, N. Y.; Lieutenant Charles E.
Washburn." 54th Artillery, c. A. C, superintendent P. E. S.. A. P. O. 753. Augusta.
Me.: Sergeant Clarence S. Van Dorn, , P. E. S.. Battle Ground, Wash; Private
Benjamin Eckert, P. E. A.. Brooklyn. N. Y.: Corporal Conrad E. Steure. P. E. S-.
348 Montgomery street. Portland. Or.; Private John Walsh. P. E. 8.; Private
James W. Davis. P. E. S., Chehalis, Wash.; Private Allen E. Wimer. P. E. S-.
Coyville. Kan.; Private Fred A. Eincker. P. E 8.. Chicago.
MUMPS HITS CAMP LEWIS
MUSTERING OUT OF 3 4 6TH AR
TILLERY' STARTS TOMORROW.
Examinations Open Wednesday and
Busy Week Promised for Thou
sands at Tacoma Depot.
CAMP LEWIS. Wash.. Jan. 25. (Spe
cial.) Preliminary steps for the mus
tering out of the 346th Field Artillery
will start Monday morning. The regi
mental muster roll will be scanned and
the soldiers living farthest away will
be sent to cantonments nearest their
home for discharge.
Promptly at 1 P. M.. Wednesday aft
ernoon physical examinations will start
and as the record for camp discharged
is 500 a day, it is hoped by officers and
men that all of them will be out of the
Army aitd on their way home by the
end of the week. Perhaps it will be
another week before the officers and
men of the Supply and Headquarters
companies get their release. This will
e because of a vast amount of paper
work necessary and the turning over
of what little public property the regi
ment brought back from France with
In Colonel Frankenberg's command
are a number of officers with homes in
the East. Ever since they joined the
organization they have been staunch
boosters for their home town. Now one
hears a different song. Nearly all of
them say they are going "back home"
when discharged, but. they add. they
are going to return to the Wrest Coast
The regular weekly sanitary report
made by Major H. M. Greene, camp sur
geon, which was issued today, shows
the absence of a serious epidemic in
camp. Compared with last week influ
enza, is stationary, while there is a
slight increase in sickness from mumps.
There are only. ."-3 cases of "flu" among
49.649 men; 48 cases of pneumonia, and
180 cases of mumps. Only two deaths
DEER-KILJJNG IS ALLEGED
St. Helens Men Arrested With Skins
ltt Their Possession.
Five St. Helens men will be tried
tomorrow morning in tliat city for al
leged violation of the -state game laws
They were arrested Friday near Mer
rill Creek and their guns and the skins
and portions of two deer, found in their
possession, were confiscated.
The men ate J. W. Thorpe, Henry
Waters, O. Carley, J. W. Harrison and
B. Loveland. They had established a
camp near the mouth of Merrill Creek
and were said to have been hunting
deer for the past week. Their arrest
was made by Deputy Wardens E. H.
Clark. T. J. Craig and Joe Craig. The
law provides for a fine of from $50 to
STARCH AND STOCK FEED PLANT
$500 for killing deer out of season. It
is said some of the hunting party have
been previously fined for similar vio
lation of the game laws.
PLANES HAVE TELEPHONES
Wireless Apparatus Enables Aviators
to Talk 15 Miles.
LONDON. Jan. 25. (British Wireless
Service.) The airplanes which are
carrying the peace conference delegates
and important documents between Lon
don and Paris are to be equipped with
wireless telephone apparatus. This will
enable the pilots to speak to one an
other while in the air and will also
enable them to receive frequent weath
er reports and Instructions from the
The British army, during the war. it
is declared, perfected the wireless tele
phone so that pilots could speak to the
ground and to one another at a dis
tance of 15 miles. The only difficulty
in communication at greater distances
was the consideration of the weight of
larger instruments. Between airship,
for instance, tt is possible to carry on
a conversation at a distance of SO
PORTLAND WOMAN IS HELD
Mrs. Katherine Brown Is Charged
ith Having Liquor.
OREGON CITT, Or.. Jan. 25. (Spe
cial.) As Mrs. Katherir.e Brown, of
Portland, stepped off the northbound
train this mornrng she was arrested by
Sheriff Wilson and Chief of Police
Woodward for having liquor in her
She carried a suitcase, and when this
was opened it was found to contain two
quarts and three pints of .whisky. This
was wrapped in a San Francisco paper
with a big headline, "Drys Win Vic
tory." The woman said she had come
from Hornbrook. and had purchased
the liquor for her own use to ward off
the "flu." and did not intend to sell it.
She was released with a warning.
MORE FOLK ASK DIVORCES
Charles H. Martin Declares Wife
Left Him for Trip East.
On October 6. 1917. Ella J. Martin left
Charles H. Martin In Oregon and went
to Michigan, says the latter In a di
vorce complaint filed in the Circuit
Court yesterday. Mr. Martin says he
has not seen his wife since she left
and asks for the custody of their three
Margaret S. Allen filed suit against
William A. Allen yesterday asking cus
tody of two children and $50 a month
for their support.
Ella Doneff deBires a divorce from
Luck Doneff and custody of a child.
C. P. Matlock desires separation
from Anne Lee Matlock. All three par-
i ties allege cruelty.
WILL BE MRE5ETD
Failure to Report Cases of
CITY RECORDS EVIDENCE
Epidemic Appears to Be Checked.
Transfusion of Blood in Pneu
monia Case Tried.
An order to arrest seven nromlnent
physicians of Portland for alleged fail
ure to report Influenza Cases in their
care was given yesterday by Dr. E. A.
Sommer, director-general of the organi
sation waging war on influenza. In
each case a death certificate signed by
the phyclcian will be used as evidence
against the physicians.
The seven who are to be arrested are:
Drs. J. G. Crim. 1594 East Thirteenln
street; A. M. Webster. 822 Corbett
street; Captain Frederick C. Vogt. Medi
cal Corps. United States Army, Varcou
ver Barracks, Wash.; 1. N. Palmer. 142H
Killlngsworth avenue: J. H. Brlstow.
Morgan building: P. E. Hale. 220 Medi
cal building, and "Vllliam F. Amos. 1016
Evidence which will be offered by
City Attorney LaRoche. who will prose
cute the physicians in the Municipal
Court, was secured by City Health
Officer Abel, by a c'.eck on death cer
tificates and records of influenza re
ports. Virtually conclusive proof that the
second wave of influenza in Portland
and Mul'.nomah County is now In com
plete check is given In the figures of the
last few days of new cases throughout
the city and county. Yesterday only 64
new cases were reported and 11 deaths
were recorded. The following chart
shows the number of new cases and
the number of deaths from Influenza
during thj past week:
Date Cases. Reported.
January 20 1 33
January 21 1SS '-'1
January 22...... 119 1
January 23 102 "0
January 24 91 9
January 23 M 10 (to noon)
Resolutions passed by a special com
mittee of the Portland Ad Club? com
posed of Rev. E. H. Pence. S. C. Lan
caster, Wilfrid P. Jones. R. M. Stan
dish. George A. Lovejoy and F. W.
Chausse, were sent l'r. Sommer yester
day, urging a redoubled quarantine of
all influenza cases and tn the event
that this failed to bring the desired
results, complete closing of the city for
a period o. 30 days.
In -ew of the decrease In the num
ber of cases. Dr. Sommer is not In favor
of any "rastlc measures at this time.
He believes the present regulations, if
faithfully followed, re sufficient.
Of considerable interest In the Port
land influenza campaign was the an
nouncement by Drs. F. C. Slocum and
W. W. Black of blood transfusion to
check pneumonia following influenza.
The blood of a convalescent patient. Dr.
Slocum states, is filled with anti-bodies
which, when injected into the veins of
a patient with pneumonia, gives the
latter an opportunity to fight the dis
ease until anti-bodies are generated in
his own body.
Paul Trigueris. a dental student of
San Francisco, now tn one of Portland's
hospitals. Is the first patient to be thus
treated In Portland. Mr. Trlgueris lost
two brothers and one sister In San
Francisco from Influenza, his mother
had been 111 and lie contracted the dis
ease while visiting In Portland. Later
pneumonia followed and Verne Hart, a
fireman employed at Engine House No.
37. who had been recently discharged
from the hospital after recovering from
Influenza, gave the blood used in the
The method, is not new. It having
been used with success in a number of
Eastern Army cantonments. The Port
land bperatlon was declared by Dr.
Slocum a decided success. Shortly
after the transfusion the patient
showed improvement, whereas prior to
the operation little hope had been enter
tained for his recovery.
LEAGUE WILL BUCK WILSON
PEACE ENFORCEMENT PART OF
LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
American Repre scnta' Ive Goes to
Europe to Confer With Brothers
of Cause In Foreign Lands.
NEW TORK. Jan. 23. Oscar S.
Strauss, chairman of the League to En
force Peace, sailed today on the Ameri
can line steamship Lapland, on a mis
sion, he explained, to confer with the
league's representatives in England.
France and Italy at their invitation.
"We shall stand behind the plan of
President w llson for a league of na
tions." Mr. Strauss said, "and report to
the league here, of which former Presi
dent Taft Is the head, in order to aid
It In Its propaganda throughout the
United States, which begins soon."
The Lapland carried also the De
partment of Labor's economic commis
sion, headed by R. J. Caldwell, which
was appointed to make a survey of in
dustrial conditions abroad, especially in
the new democracies of Middle Europe.
Others among the Lapland's 900 pas
sengers were Frank A. Vanderllp.
president of the National City Bank;
Albert Straus, vice-gqvernor of the
Second Federal Reserve bank, and
Thomas W. Lamont and George Whit
ney; Mrs. Whitelaw Reid. widow of the
former Ambassador to Great Britain,
returning to England to resume her
Red Cross duties, and representatives
of the Copper Export Association, who
plan to spend six to eight months
studying the metal situation la Eu
rope: C. F. Kelly, president of the Ana
conda Copper Mining Company: R. L
Agassis, president of the Calumet 4b
Hecla Mining Company; Walter Doyle,
representing Phelps-Dodge Company,
and S. It. Guggenheim, of the American
Smelting & Reftning Company.
Rogers' Discharge Refused.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 25. The Surgeon -General's
office advised Senator McNary today
that a discharge cannot -be granted at
this time to Lieutenant L. O. Rogers,
of Portland, now in the Medical Corps
at Camp Lewis. The Surgeon-General's
office said that the Army Is now In
need of every available member of the
Medical Corps on account of 63,000 sol
diers of the Army now on duty in this
country 'now occupying beds In hos
pitals, besides the number of sick and
wounded pouring In every day from
Hundreds or Ties W ashed Ashore.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. IS. (Special.)
Hundreds of railroad ties are coming
ashore on the ocean beach, between
Tillamook Head and Columbia Beach.
They are new ties, unbranded and are
believed to have been part of the deck
load of gome steam schooner.
Have you a clean mouth?
Do you know what consti
tutes a clean, healthy
You probably think because you have no decayed or stained
teeth that your mouth is Okeh. You may have 'all kinds
of hidden trouble under the best fillings or crowns. These
conditions may cause you illness such as forces you to
consult a physician, or buy useless drugs. Rheumatism,
nervousness, neuralgia, stomach troubles, etc., may come
from pus pockets at the roots of apparently good teeth.
These conditions cannot be seen or located by merely
looking at the teeth, but require more scientific means of
determining the true conditions.
Painless Parker has a completely equipped X-Ray labora
tory, by the use of which all defects, superficial and deep
seated, can be determined. Pus pockets and diseased con
ditions that cause the above illnesses can be located and
the proper diagnosis given without subjecting you to weeks
of useless treatments. There is no guesswork with the
present methods. Too much is at stake for you and me
Do not delay any longer to put your mouth in a clean,
sanitary condition. Have those old. decayed roots taken
out. Have those decayed teeth filled or crowned, and
everything put in good shape. Get your Spring cleaning of
your mouth before it is too late.
It is a great deal better to say "He looks so much better"
than to have them say "He was a fine fellow."
(Real honest-to-goodness Painless Dentistry.)
Painless Parker Dentist
Dr. A. D. Cage, Manager
FILMS TEACH SAFETY FIRST
SERGEANT ERVIX EMPHASIZES
NECESSITY OE CAUTION".
Spectators at Theaters Interested In
Local Exhibit Made by Traffic
Bureau of Police Department.
"Think, first of all. of your own
safety when you are on the streets
whether on foot cr driving an auto
and 9S per cent of the accidents will be
This was the point emphasized by
Sergeant Krvin yesterday in explaining
the "safety-first" film recently com
pleted by the traffic bureau of the
Portland Police repartment and shown
for the first time yesterday at the
Illutrating how not to. and how to
take care of oneself while on the
streets, the film made a hit with the
spectators. Scenes on streets familiar
to all were shown In the completed
Policemen and others were utilized
to show how pedestrians should cross
streets at rights angles and be careful
not to jaywalk and be careless In other
ways destined to offer a fine target
for the speeding motorist.
Stepping off a car without looking
around and making sure no auto Is ap
proaching was shown as particularly
Further showings of the film, which
Is said to be one of the flrat of Its kind
taken, will be as follows: Monday. Pan
luges Theater. 2:13 and t:SS P. M. :
Tuesday, Hippodrome, 2:15 and t:4S
WORD BUSINESS WAKES
OLD-TIME SPIRIT SHOWN BY
Banquet of Members of Rejuvenated
Organ last ion Held Amid
MEDFORD, Or., Jan. 25. (Special
Mcdford business rirclea were ail agog
ver the revival of the old-time Med
ford spirit today as shown by last
night's attendance and enthusiasm at
4he Commercial Club banquet of the
rejuvenated Commercial Club.
The banquet of the Commercial Club
at the Hotel Holland last evening was
a complete success to the smallest de
tail! The room was filled to its utmost
capacity with an enthusiastic crowd of
Southern Oregon boosters and the old
Medford spirit was evident.
C. E. Nlles of Grant's Pass, chairman
of the livestock committee of the State
Chamber of Commerce, explained the
work of his committee.
F. S. Bramwell of Grants Pass, vice
president of the Oregon Chamber of
Commerce, explained In detail the ob
jects of that organisation, then ex
tended t the Commercial Club a cor
dial Invention to Join. At the conclus
ion of his remarks a motion was car
ried unanimously' that the Medford
Commercial Club Join the state organ
isation. Wiil O. Steel, superintendent of
Crater Lake National Park, the newly
elected secretary of the Commercial
Club, outlined the proposed work of
the new board of directors and pre
sented resolutions which were acted on
favorably pcrtainlcg to a, permanent
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Big offer for this week only.
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R. PAUL & CO.
390 Morrison St.
Opp. Olds. Wortman & King.
representation In Washington of Ore
gon commercial bodies, and the main
tenance there of a bureau of informa
tion looked after by energetic men
whose business it rhould be to asslat
members of Congress and others In all
matters pertaining to this state, and
moved that they be referred to the di
rectors, together with the information,
that tt is the sense of this meeting that
such actloa be taken.
Judee William L. Colvts was another
enthusiastic speaker. I
PROPOSED LAW DISCUSSED
Reconstruction CommlsMon Meets
With House Member.
Members of the executive commutes
of the Oregon Reconstruction Commis
sion, recently appointed by Mayor
Baker, yesterday held a conference
with Ben Sheldon, chairman of the re
construction committee of the Houae of
The conference was for the purpose
of formulating legislation to be pre
pared by the reconstruction commission
and referred to the Legislature through
Representative Sheldon's committee.
No definite action was taken yesterday,
but actual work of preparation of vari
ous bills pertaining to reconstruction
will begin this week.
GREEN ESTATEJS $173,428
Late Portland Resident Thought to
Have Left Only 7 5.000.
The estate of Fred H. Green, who
died here January 26. 191$. has bern
appraised at $173. 2S. according to an
Inventory filed with the County Clerk
yesterday. In the petition for probato
or will filed April 10. 1918, It wan
estimated that the holdings of Mc
Green were worth only $75. 000.
All but some to:k valued at ibovi
$10,000 was left to the widow. Belle
Wood Green, and three children Mol
lle. aged 14: Amlle. aged 12. and Charles
K.. aged 4. all or Portland. Most of the
property was In stocks or bonds.
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icH Coming ntnnin' SHH
SB The 91.000.000 IMrtarc