The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 31, 1919, Page 5, Image 5

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Union League Club of New York
Wants Discussion of Covenant
"Patriotically" Left to Solons.
Politicians Greatly Concerned
Over Popular. Clamor for
"Unwise" Legislation.
Washington. D. C March 31.
: JOURNAL) Just at a time when public
, sentiment Is being manifested strongly
in favor of a League of Nations, and
public resentment, is aroused by sneers
such as .Senator Reed is directing- against
President Wilson and ex-President Taft,
certain fundamental differences in view
ing the manifestation of popular will
: are evident.
The committee on. political reform of
the Union League club of New Tork, for
, example, recently rendered a report on
the League of Nations, deploring public
.agitation and propaganda, and reaching
this conclusion; .
. . 'Mass meetings only befog the truth
and are not calculated to-secure the
'necessary careful and Intensive study
.by statesmen and competent experts that
. Is indispensable If such a great docu
ment is to be framed safely and so as
V to permanently promote the beneficent
results which the world at large is hop
ing and longing; for. ; .
Want People to Haih
The Union League club Is regarded
( as one of the aces of Republican opin
ion in New. York,, and It wants discus
sion . of the league for the time being
"patriotically' left to the senate. The
common people are adjured to keep
-quiet and listen' to the wisdom, -of the
At almost the same time comes an
other ripple of the waters showing the
desire of. men in high places, this time
In the state government of New Tork,
to 'protect" the people from legislation
for which there is a, popular demand.
Governor Smith is backing the progres
sive women of the state who are asking
the legislature to enact minimum wage,
health insurance and eight-hour laws to
. prevent the exploitation of female wprk
;. era! . . :.'- ;
Speaker Sweet of the assembly says
nay, it shall not pass. He explained
v that there are' times when the state
. must - be "protected against ill-advised
legislation," although it may appear to
be-popular, and it would not be right
to "expose" members of the legislature
to a roll call on such measures, whereby,
' they might incur the loss or labor and
. women's votes. ' Therefore, said the
, speaker, he would take the responsi
bility of having these reform measures
killed in committee.
.v. There Is no recall in New York state,
' and no initiative or referendum. So
Jhe '"higher Judgment" of men-like Sweet
will -prevail until New-York' learns to
. -t- Wlbti to announce that
I Aa 1 Clover Hill Certified Milk
I V V and Babies' Special Milk
lnoiHininiMii.iiiiuil are now being distributed
The Fernwood Dairy
Phone East 6461 . '
It is with special pride we call atten
tion to the fact that this milk is han
dled by the only equipment in the
state especially designed for the pur
pose of producing the finest certified
milk. ""."'I .
Bottled and sealed on . the farm
within -a few minutes after it is drawn
from the cow. This is in strict accord
a ance with the certified milk ordinance
: and is for the "protection of you and
your babies.. ; . ; .
"' -
Glover Hill
Dairy Farms
(Now under management
realise what is going on. -Representatives
of the women say that the speaker
has shown every consideration for meas
ure advanced for the encouragement of
the manufacturing industries.
, - Ji , Camouflaged ; as , Reform
The Union League and Speaker Sweet's
distrust of what the masses discuss and
want is even reflected in what the Re
publican organization is doing at Wash
ington. : ft la known, that the masses
of the party do not want Penrose to
dominate In the senate or Mann, to dom
inate In the house. ; -
Penrose and Mann are to dominate,
nevertheless. A pretended committee
change In the senate, which leaves Pen
rose in - full control and fools nobody
in Washington, ia to be ' played up- as
a "reform" to Tool people outside. Mann
was denied the speakership in the house,
but permitted to have his own way In
everything else, and again an effort is
made to fool the public as to what has
happened. . ;
Public bpinlon appears to b4 finding
expression, and a demand that repre
sentatives in ; legislatures ; and con
gresses shall really represent those who
sent them is also being - heard in the
East, in .spite of Union Leagues. Sweets
and Republican congressional machine.
Action in Line With Policy of
- Keeping President Informed
on League Sentiment.
Washington. March SI. (I. N. S.)
The six amendments to the League of
Nations' covenant proposed by former
Secretary of State Ellhu Root in an open
setter to Will H. Hays, Republican na
tional chairman, have been cabled to
President Wilson bv the WhiteHouse,
it was learned today. It was stated that
ho significance attached to this action,
but it was merely In line with the policy
of keeping the president fully Informed
on developments of such a nature.
The amendments- proposed by Root
would provide for safeguarding the Mon
roe Doctrine: for a revision of interna
tional law; for enforcement of arbitra
tion; for permitting withdrawal from
the league after a period of five years;
for enforcement of armament limitation,
and for a revision of the covenant in the
future. i
v 1 Tart Disagrees With Hughes -
Atlanta. Ga., March .(!. N. S.)-r-William
Howard Taft, former president
and now head of the League of Nations
congress, in Atlanta on his -way today
to Dayton, Ohio, discussed briefly the
declaration of Chatties Evans Hughes
against article , 10 of the ' proposed
League of Nations constitution. This
is the article designed to provide a guar
antee against any nation - making war
until the dispute has been laid before
arbiters. Mr. Taft disagreed with Mr.
Hughes' belief that it should be elimi
nated, j
Mr. Taft said he -was greatly pleased
with the peace league outlook, though it
was difficult to learn Just what is going
on at Paris. He believed the amend
ments to be made i would reconcile the
public to a League of Nations.;
Having a yearly average temperature
below sero, Verkoyansek, in Northern Si
beria, is belleveg to be the world's cold
est Inhabited place.' ;-
of Shannon B. Shafer.)
Police of Chicago Asked to Find
Wealthy Young Widow and
' Mysterious Stranger."
Chicago, March 31. (I. N. S.) Mrs.
May Chadwlck, beautiful young widow of
a California millionaire,, disappeared
from the Congress hotel here on March
19, wearing diamonds worth 98000 aad
carrying 12500 in her purse. ' A mysteri
ous woman, known only as 'The Baron
ess," disappeared at the same time.
Today the police were aslced by Bur
nett Shaw a nephew of. Mrs: Chad wick,
to search for his aunt and '"The Baron
ess." Shaw believes his aunt may have
been the victim of foul play.
According to the story told the police
by - Shaw, 1 Mrs. ' Chadwlck and Shaw
had just finished dinner at the Con
gress hotel and were -'. strolling - in
"Peacock : alley." Suddenly they were
greeted with r '
"Hello, May. Don't you ' remember
me?" . ' - - . - - .
Mrs. Chadwlck glanced at the woman
who called her am: remarked:'
"Ah the Baroness !" ' ' " .
After chatting a few minutes Shaw
excused himself ard when he returned
a quarter of an hour later both women
had disappeared.' Neither has ; been
seen since..-' ,'...':''"'- '
"My aunt was wearing her diamonds,"
Shaw said. . "They were worth at least
$8000 and she Tiad more than $2300 in her
purse. She must have been kidnaped. I
don't know who the-other woman was.
She : was Introduced to me as Baroness
something-or-other I didn't catch the
name. Auntie had never mentioned her
to me before, but they seemed to-be on
most familiar terms. t
"Auntie is worth several millions and
she had her checkbook with her. I
think she is being held . somewhere and
being forced ' to - draw large sums of
money for her abductors." - ,
-Shaw said that Mrs. Chadwtck'a hus
band died seven months ago. Since then
the widow has lived in New York. She
was going west to look after business
affairs at the time of her disappearance.
(Continued From Pace One)
tions rather than upon facts, -1 would
ask that I be permitted to express, my
self as follows: , . ,
Assumptions Qsestleaed . r
"1. The first assumption to which I
would take exception is that the ground
surrounding the storage annex ia suf
ficiently stable to. carry the load of the
annex upon a spread foundation, To
this I will dissent for the reason that
the ground -in question has. not. yet all
come to a condition of rest and so. has
no present value upon which to base a
conclusion as to its probable stability.
Even if It had come to rest it is not cer
tain that the added load of the finished
structure, the 45,000,000 pounds of wheat
that Is to be stored, as well . as the dis
turbances that may be set up by the rise
and fal of the river, would not. cause
a new subsidence of - the surrounding
ground that such a new foundation
would be useless to prevent, v ?
"II. The second assumption ia that the
proposed , new site for ' the ' operating
house would be stable, in which connec
tion attention Is called to the fact that
it being nearer the water' front by con
siderable more than" . the ; width of the
track shed, and ' that -' the' adjacent slip
has- been: dredged out to elevation -30
and may later .be dredged to.. a. still
greater depth, which ; depths are away
below the level of - any strong surface
ground in the neighborhood, if there is
such.' The -latest report at hand, that of
March 15, shows that hubs nearest the
slip are still subsiding. As these hubs
are probably too remote from the-buildings
to be affected by their settlement, it
seems to me that; It Is proper to suspect
that the cause may lie in the influence of
the dredged : slip. For this reason I
would say that a proposition -which in
volves the wrecking of the - present
structure and. erecting one in Its place
upon .such ground should not be con
sidered. . - ' r- - '
Cylladers Recommended -.
"HI. It is my opinion that. the rem
edy for the subsidence of the buildings
in question lies In sinking concrete cyl
inders to the underlying gravel, as was
done in the case of the Union Meat com
pany at North Portland, and bringing
the weight of the buildings to bear upon
such new foundation. . As i in 1 the case
of the Union Meat company, work was
carried along upon the buildings at the
same time that the cylinders were being
sunk, so it can be carried along in the
present case This will make a founda
tion that will not be subject to soil con
ditions, as -would be the case with a
spread foundation, ri- --
"A description of this cylinder and the
manner of its construction : may be
found on page ' 834, - volume LXXX,
Transactions of the American Society
of Civil Engineers. Blue prints illus
trate the manner . in which the two
structures will be connected with the
cylinders. For the support of the stor
age annex there will be 63 cylinders
sunk, one in the center of . each : bin.
When all these cylinders have been sunk
to the required depth, they will be sur
mounted by a grillage of reinforced con
crete,' which will . constitute continuous
beams, and when they .have become strong
enough to carry the load the columns be
tween the mat and the basement floor
will be taken out In pairs, two heavy I
beams will be placed between the grill
age and the ceiling above and thin stt-el
wedges driven in to bring the load of the
building upon the cylinders. When the
building is so supported, concrete wii: be
placed - around the : I-beams ; as : a - pro
tection. , . ' 'v " , . ; .. ; -t
Agree a to Kelaforeemeats
The method of handling the-: operat
ing house will differ from above in that
three cylinders, as shown, will be placed
across the building under ; each ' row of
A carefully made
preparation , to be
used for the exter
mination , of . pim
ples and softening
the skin. M a k e s
an excellent com
plexion. An ew
-different from
Others. ' : '
Try it once and you'll liko It.
' - Dlstrlbators '
columns. When a set of the cylinders Is
down, a ' suitable . - reinforced' concrete
beam- will be poured upon them and
across the building. When the- beam will
bear the load, the .building will be
brought to a bearing upon It in a man
ner similar to that used in annex. :
"It will be noticed that If ths pper
atlnsf house is to be finished where It is,
the two reDorta arree as to its treat
ment. If it can be decided that the loca r
tion is' not to be changed, work upon this
building- may toe begun -at once.- The cost
I have, estimated at $140,700." -y
- City to Heavy Expease'
l W. R. Phillips, who rendered the mi
nority report, is a Portland engineer,
i Aside '.from (the heavy expense to be
entailed by repairs or reconstruction, the
City is under the expense of paying the
bill of the committee of engineers, one
of whom is from - San Francisco, and
one from Pittsburg. " ; r
; The contract for . the construction of
the grain elevator was. handled - by the
Withherspoon Knglar company of Chi
cago, the contract price being more than
$760,000. The public dock -commission
has not yet commenced any legal pro
ceedings to collect, for damages on its
surety bond.
Volunteer Workers to Make Can
vas of Establishments to Care
v r 3 for Unfortunates. T
Industrial establishments throughout
Portland are to - be surveyed to find
placeM for .unfortunates now selling
waresn the city, streets. . This decision
has been reached by the committee ap
pointed by Commissioner Perkins to
provide for the welfare of those afflicted
who : cannot locate positions for them
selves. It is believed that suitable places
can , be found for the defectives where
they cap earn a living.
. Volunteer workers are to make the
survey , under the plans of the commit
tee.. It is requested that all who can as-!
eist in finding positions for the unfor
tunate people communicate with Com
missioner Perkins by-telephone.'
The committee is working on the the
ory that Portland should care for her
own defectives, and those coming to this
city from -other places will be asked to
return to their homes for a time.
Cleveland Wants to Know How Port
land Keeps Fires Down.
Portland's fame In fire prevention has
traveled to distant fields. A request
for information as to Portland methods
in reducing fire ; losses was made to
Acting Mayor Bigelow this morning in
a .letter received from K. C. Acker,
chairman of , the fire insurance commit
tee of the Cleveland Association of
Credit Men. s
Mr. Acker states that Portland has
been called to his attention as an al
most fireless city, and. he asks that full
information be dispatched to him. He
requests information on methods of in
spection, how thoroughly inspected. if
more than persuasive methods with
owners of plants are invoked, and how
the Porttand fire department prevents
carelessness on the part of the public.
Information' will be Immediately sent
to Mr. Acker. - ' -
Republican Committee on Com
mittees Fails to Take Action,
Up to Next House, :
Washington. March 31, (WASHING
The Republican committee on commit
tees has adjourned leaving the quesUon
a continuation or the special waterpower
committee untouched. Its revival is a
quesUon for the next house to consider,
if It desires to handle the matter in the
same way. -
Formerly the waterpower bills went
into the committee on public lands.: At
the last session the bill was enlarged by
taking in the disposition of powers de
veloped on navigable streams, a subject
which rests under jurisdiction of the war
department, and the. department of ag-J
nculture was also involved through its '
national forest interests.
This led naturally to the creation of
the special committeeT which 'was con
stituted from the leading majority and
minority -members of the committees on
public lands, agriculture and Interstate
and foreign commerce. It is .considered
probable that the same procedure will
be followed during the-coming year.
Because the .- conferees of the two
houses reached an agreement only at.
the eleventh hour of the last session, the
btU failed, and no test was ' reached as
to the sentiment of the senate. In the
house j. there 'was only a r small 'vote
against It and part of that appeared to
be In protest against the turn affairs
had taken, when a - filibuster - led by
Mason of Illinois developed and the
usual debate under, the five minute rule
was cut off by the previous quesUon.
In the house the extremes of opinion
seemed fairly well fused and about every
phase of ideas was represented .on the
conference committee, which finally
reached unanimous . agreement. What
was done once may be done again.
. ; ;
Great Britain Gives
Aid to Roumania
. London, ' March "- 3I.--(TJ. - P.) The
British ; government - - has t authorised
credits - for . Roumania -. sufficient - to
equip an army of 151,000 men. It was
announced - today.-; ' . ; f j ; r-. ; -
.i .... t - ' . , I .... t.
' The Roumanians are at-present fight
ing the Bolshevik! . in - the Ukraine and
are reported to be marching into Hun
gary and Bessarabia, where soviet
governments f have been established. '
M Army to Sell Surplus Autos-
Washington. Mardh 31. (I. X. &)
Surplus automobiles belonging to the
army will be disposed of in the near
future, the war department announced
this afternoon.. - Manufacturers will be
asked to take over the cars , of their
own make and the surplus .will then be
disposed, ct to , ,the public, either t
auction or by sealed proposals. Full
details will, be announced soon, it was
stated. .' : '. 'r
'? Dictatorship . Does Not - Mean
. Terror," Says Foreign Min--.
" ; ister" Be!a Kun.
Budapest. March 29. Delayed.) (U.
P.) A Hungarian steamer" was being
prepared today .to convey down the Dan
ube to Belgrade any- allied or neutral
citizens who wish to leave the, city. The
trip will be made under-the British flag.
The Red army is : increasing daily.
Eighty women at Ssekesfehea vplun-1
teerea out were- refused. ; -
A. soldier convicted of robbery by ,the
revolutionary : tribunal at Keckskement
was, promptly .executed, ' 'This was the
first execution since the soviet govern
ment was established. -
The . educational commission has in
troduced the study of Marxism -in the
schools. :. It , has also asked university
students to, assist in teaching the (illit
erate to read and write. j ,
; Horse racing has been prohibited and
all the race tracks will be utilized as
vegetable gardens. '
Foreign Minister Beta Kun in a pub
lic speech today said:
"Soviet elections will be held within a
fortnight- Our dictatorship does not
mean ; terror. A The : latter will prevail
only If it is necessary."
' Be la Kun reaffirmed that autonomy
has been granted the Ruthenians.
' The revolution- is continuing to ac
complish sweeping changes in economic
life throughout Hungary without seri
ous disturbance. Lawyers, physicians,
engineers and other: mental workers are
forming trades unions. The new hous
ing council is requisitioning rooms for
the poor population from apartments
owned by wealthy citizens.
All private art collections have been
declared publid property. All military
barracks have been renamed after
Trotsky, Lenine, Bebel and other social
British gunboats have left Budapest.
Professor Brown of the American food
administration, Major Franklin and Ad
miral Trobrldge's ' representatives ' are
Russ War Prisoners Enrolled
Geneva, March '31. (I. N. S.) Rus
sian war prisoners . are being enrolled
in the new Hungarian Bolshevik, army
by the hundreds, according to informa
tion received here from . Vienna today.
From the same source it was learned
tha. Bela Kun, the communist foreign
minister at Budapest, has promised
Lenine . to nationalize the land. No
serious military operations affecting
Hungary have yet been undertaken by
the entente, it was said.
Galicia Revolution Denied
Amsterdam, March 51. (.!. N. &)
The Ukrainian legation at Berlin de
nies that a revolution has broken out In
Eastern Galicia. said a Central News
dispatch from the German capital today.
French Troops,' Reported Captured
Paris. March 31. (U. P.) Reports
were received here today that Hungarian
soviet forces in Transylvania neutral
zone attacked French troops, capturing
350. Later the Hungarians were said to
have agreed to liberate the prisoners.
Basle, March 3L (I. N. S.) The new
soviet governments of Hungary was re
ported today to tiave sent an ultimatum
to the Czecho-Slovalc government at
Prague regarding the mobilization and
concentration of troops to fight the Reds.
, Charles Davenport Sentenced
Charles Davenport, known to the po
lice as "Bay Rum Charlie" was sen
tenced this morning to serve 30 days in
the city jail on a charge of larceny.
Davenport was arrested Saturday night
when found prowling about in a grocery
store at 23 Union avenue north. He
threw cans of milk at three citizens who
entered the store to hold him until the
police arrived. . '
Hornibro.ok to Quit
Place on Committee
Will H. Hornibrook. Democratic na
tional . committeeman from Oregon, will
resign his committee seat upon his early
removal from the state, according to his
announcement In connection with the
purchase of the Columbian at Van
couver, Wash. He will become editor of
the Columbian on Tuesday. Mr. Horni
brook, formerly publisher of the Albany
Democrat and once United States min
ister to 81am, was elected to the Demo
cratic national committee at the last
general election and, has Just returned
from his first official meeting with that
body at Washington.
No Applicants for
Postoffice at Held
Washington March 8L WASHING
TON Bureau of the journal)
The postoffice department has reported
to Senator Chamberla'i its inability to
secure a new postmaster at Held, Crook
county. Or., In place of Mrs. Elizabeth
M. Kennedy, deceased. ? The1 patrons can
be. supplied by ! the- star route from
PrinevUle: to Fife, it Is stated, and that
plan will be followed unless a candidate
Is found 'Within: two weeks, i
Always Ask for Genuine
"'Bayer .Tablets of Aspirin",
Only Aspirin Tablets with the safety
"Bayer Cross" on - them - are genuine
"Bayer Tablets of Aspirin," owned and
made by . Americans and proved safe by
millions of people. Unknown quantities
of fraudulent Aspirin Tablets were sold
recently :bjr a : Brooklyn dealer which
proved to be composed mostly, of Talcum
.? fBayer Tablets of Aspirin" .' should
always be asked for. - Then look for the
safety : "Bayer. Cross" on the package
and on each tablet. Accept nothing
else t Proper directions and dosage In
each Bayer package. - -
Aspirin Is the trade mark of Bayer
Manufacture of MonoaceUcacldester of
Salicyllcacid. Adv. -----
Bonds of Eailroad
Included in Surety
For , Federal Loan
-Washington, ; March 31. U. P.) In
th first loan on which it has accepted
a railroad's own bonds as part of col
lateral, the War Finance corporation has
advanced $6,600,000 to the Baltimore ft
Ohio. . Of the sum" advanced. $2,000,000
was lent on the railroad's refunding
and general mortgage bonds. ' tho 'War
Finance corporation announced. .; Certifi
cates of Indebtedness, issued by the rail
road administration, f was , the security
for $4,600,000. i W'
Along with- the loan to the Baltimore
& Ohio, which; la the largest yrrrrded.
the War Finance corporation ; granted
loans of , $2,500,000 to the Erie, and $L
120.000 to the Missouri. Pacific. .
, The advances announced make a total
of $115,000,000. which the finance com
mittee has turned to the railroads, under
federal control to aid them in refinanc
ing. 4 , ,
Americans Refused to Cooperate
Against Bolshevik!, Says
Tokio Dispatch;
London, March 31. U. P.) Ameri
can troops refused to cooperate with the
Japanese in fighting the Bolshevikl near
Blaglovestchensk, War Minister Tanaka
declared in answering questions put in
the Japanese house of representatives
Vednesday, a Tokio dispatch reported
today. '- ..- ' - " ;
AsKed if the Americans' refusal to co
operate with the Japanese amounted to
insubordination Tanaka replied that the
orders of General Otani,. allied comman
der in that region, are effective' only
when consistent with the principles of
America's national policies. The Ameri
can attitude, he said, probably was due
to a difference between the Americans
and Japanese , as to what . constitutes
Bolshevism. '.-'., '
' Blaglovestchensk is in the province of
Amur, just inside the Chino-Siberlan
frontier, 600 miles northwest of Vladi
vostok. .' - , '. '': ".- ... ".' Mr
Returning Soldiers, Accustomed
to Military Nattiness, Are
Demanding the Best.
After a fighting Tank who spent most
of his life in the back woods returns
from Parts and American cities adjacent
to cantonments he is not going to be
very enthusiastic over the old suit of
hand-me-downs which claimed a. degree
of style In father's younger days.
- Accustomed to military nattlness, he
will"' look for clothes with an up-to-date
stamp on them, says' Pierre ' J. Tracy,
salesmanager for the House of Kuppen
heimer, who arrived today on his first
visit to the Pacific coast.
"This is one of the causes for a heavy
demand for men's clothes this spring,"
said Mr.-Tracy. ."The demand in Chi
cago is so great that dealers are having
difficulty in supplying the needs. '
"The clothing business is more pros
perous now than ever. Another reason
is that persons who conserved during
the war are 'dressing up' again. : - -
-"discharged soldiers, knowing the
necessity of making a good appearance
when seeking occupation, demand good
clothes. Most had. purchased but few
clothes immediately before entering serv
ice and now feel the need of new ap
parel." Mr. Tracy says prices will not get
much lower, but better material will be
put in. ' ' "
r Prices will not. lower much, said Mr.
Tracy, because wool producers will not
accept the cheap price they were paid
for wool before the war. The clothing
manufacturer will pay a little less for
his material, but this will be counter
acted by the cost of making the cloth
Into clothing. ' . ;
"Prices On the coast compare favor
ably with those in the east and dealers
are to be congratulated in absorbing
nearly all the freight charges," said Mr.
Tracy. " . . -
PITTOCK LEFT $7,894,778,
(Continued From Page One) ,
Northwestern ' Fidelity ; company, $247,
000, '. $85,000, $44,505.50.
Household furniture, $5000.
Real estate, practically all in Mult
nomah county. $2,300,000, approximately.
The real property includes the Pittock
block on Washington, West Park and
Tenth streets, valued at $1,000,000
block 71, northeast corner of Eleventh
and - Everett streets, $240.000 ; United
Railway company right of way $150.-
ooo. ' ;
.Two of the appraisers were selected
by the executors of the estate and one
by, the county court to make up the esti
mated value of the extensive holdings
of Mr. Pittock. - Their findings will be
used as the basis for the various taxes
levied against estates as well as being
the basis for the application of the
terms of the-wlll .Itself. '
It was explained by Appraiser Eigler
that the item of some $240,000 appearing
as ah obligation of Mr. Pittock's brother.
T. R. Pittock' of Pittsburg, represented
rmoneys borrowed by the brother on notes
secured by mortgages on real estate.
. May Be Fight to Costet Will
- Preparations 'are proceeding slowly to
open suit to break the will. Fred Pit
tock. the son. is acting ter the four
daughters. . W. K. .Thomas has been en.
gagffea to carry the action Into court, lie
stated today that the first papers In the
suit would not be filed for two weeks
at least, and possibly four,-owing to the
fact that the plan of attack had not yet
been formulated. . ,lt Is expected that
the suit wilt be based either on the con
ditions of the will, or the conditions
under which the will was made, and
more than likely both of these would
be used as grounds. There have been
rumors from other sources to the effect
that the late . Mr. Pittock was unduly
influenced in drawing his wilL
Phone Messages, -Theatre Tickets
and, Club Dues Effected
- by; New Law.
Waahtngton. March 31. (I. N.' S.)
Telephone companies under federal con
trol, have completed arrangements for
collecting the -new federal - revenue tax
on telephone messages, which becomes
effective Tuesday, according to Informa
tion reaching the postoffice department
today. -...r-;,;..-:. . y...
' Under the new law, which was ap
proved by President Wilson on February
24. when the charge for a telephone
message is more than 14 cents and not
more than 50 cents the tax is 5 cents;
when" the charge is more than 50 cents
the tax l 10 cents. The former law
levied a uniform tax of 8 cents on all
messages amounting to 45 cents or more.
Telephone companies are held ' respon
sible for the collection of the tax, which
Is paid-in addition to the Tegular charge
for the call and they are directed to see
that it - Is collected from each person
paying for. the message. : The companies
ufacturer. in Boston, New
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You may safely trust the Ludwig. More than twelve
thousand families on the Pacific coast have investigat
ed, tested.and compared the Ludwjg with other Pianos
of equal or higher price-and, after investfgating are
fully, bought it, Ordinarily, a jury of twelve citizens
trie's the case, finds - the verdict, Cannot you, then,
rest your case upon the unanimous verdict of twelve
- thousand ?
Morrison St.
Stores alio at 8aa Fraarlfieo,
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: : Best in
Abo Packed in 3
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27-29 N.
monthly toll service statements to their
subscribers wilt show the messages on
which the "tax' is ' imposed- and lt
amount. In addition to ths reguU.r
charges' for toll calls. On calls from
public telephones the operators will in
clude the 'amount of the tax In the toll
charge quoted to the person making tha
cn. , -. : . . .
New amusement taxes, which also go
Into effect Tuesday, will fall heavily on ,
theatre j ticket brokers and - win ral
cabaret admissions. - : L"
In addition to the ordinary tax of 1
cent on each ;10 cents charged for the
atre .tickets,: news stands, , hotels or
other brokerage agencies dealing ' in
theatre tickets are required under the
new revenue law to pay & per cent of
the - excess charged by that agency
above ' the usual box office price, pro- .
vldlng this excess is 50 cents or less
and 50 per cent If the excess is more
thai 50 cents above the box - office
charge. The excess -4s figured on the
box' office charge plus ordinary tax
and the broker pays the tax.
: Club dues and initiation fees exceed
ing $10 a year are taxable at 10 per
cent. ,
Other taxes which become effective
Tuesday are those on transportation
and insurance. A tax of 3 per cent is
levied on freight charges and about . 5
per cent on express charges, with a
tax of I per cent on passenger and Pull
Alan fares. Oil pipe line charge are
taxed per cent
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You mW'livc with your
Piano a Iwig time ; choose it
carefully. Look well into'its
character, for almost the
meanest thing in the world
is a mean Piano.
ye know Pianos as we
know people better, in fact.
If forty-five years of earnest,'
intensive study can teach us,
anything, then tvm know
Piano. . "
We haven't a Piano that you
can't trust, that we haven't
been intimately acquainted
with for many years, and wc
haven't a price save for the
addition of Eastern freight
that is higher than the same
identical Piano would cost
vnu on the floors of its man
-York, or Chicago.
at Broadway
Oakland, Seerameato, Sag fote,
Angeles ., ,
You Save
More Money
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