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THE OREGON STATESMAN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 10120
IS GIVEN COAT
lx Causes Enumerated for
Cost of Living by Assistant
to U S. Attorney General
ROFITEERING IS LEAST
abor .Must Consider Itself a
Part of Whole of Industry
and Co-operate i
! NEW YORK. Feb. 18.-Profiteer-
ig is tbe lait and least of six rea
on for the high cost of living given
3dar by Howard E. Figg, assistant
'nlted States Attorney general, at
e ninth annual convention f the
Mlonal Dry rood associatiop. He
,rygoods dealers were guilty if prof
teering and should be punished with
iut trial, while he believed all were
guilty of having: profiteered, perhaps
anwlllingly. at some time or another.
"The first reason for preset t con
ditional he said, "is the Increased
volume of money and credit; and
second, -the wide Increase in wages.
Jue partly to war necessities and
government wage scales; ttairfl. less
ened world production; fourth, in
creased; cost of distribution: fifth,
reckless extravagance and a spirit of
-peculation, and sixth, profiteer t:g."
Mr. Figg predicted that? there
would be no appreciable price re
duction! until labor "considers Itself
a part pt the whole of industry and
consents to co-operate." ,
"I do not mean," he explained.
"that labor must, give op its short
work days and its high' wages, but
labor must work a full 60 minutes
in each hour." !
Labor cannot be made to see the
position into which It is putting the
entire Industry of the world, Mr.
Figg said, adding that no apprecia
ble reduction in prices, could come
until all interests labor, public, the
manufacturer, producer, wholesaler
anddlstrjbu tor- co-ordinate, j
The excess profits and luxury tax
es are : tremendous factors In the
high cost of living and one tax which
can be controlled "at a central point"
must take their places. Mr. Figg said
explaining that this meant a single
tax on the ultimate consumer. He
asserted that during the prape
emergency there should be regula
, tion "with least of profits," by "some
! agency' - : -.f.' I
"The public Is entirely saturated
i with high prices. ' I doubt It you can
; absorb very much more," be said.
a. Wesley Mell of the American Bi
ble society. Indians of the tribes of
Yakima, Siletz, Black Feet. Piute,
Smith River. Digger. Nooksack,
lumml. Swinimish. Klamath. Mo-1
docks, Paientes and many other
tribes were represented. i
Methodism is planning to do It's
share towards the uplift of these
Americans to make them worthv cit
izens and to share the responsibili
ties of the nation in this day of world
I AT THE LIBRARY I
HONOR IS GIVEN
William Gahlsdorf Elected
Director at Retail Mer
chants' Annual Meeting
race would make a fair test of the
anti-suffrage argument that women
preferred to be represented In poli
tics by men rather than by women.
New I. V. S. liookft
Volume 150 Decorative lettering,
cover designing, newspaper Illustrat
ing, caricaturing and cartooning. Marshfield it SeW i erl at Citv
magazine and book Illustrating. niieia " Oeieciea as Cliy
where and how to obtain a position.
Volume 32B Building superin
tendence, specification writing, esti
mating and calculating quantities,
coniracts. permits. t . - ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. 18. Oreeon
volume iiU f ireprOOtmg Oil Stat Rotall Vrrhanta' aSHnrfatinn
buildings, ctair building, ornamen- wa. .he name .elated todav for a
ROSEBURG BANKER HEAD
for Next Session Salem
Out of Contest
tal metal work, builders' hardware.
roofing, sheetmetal work, builders'
hardware, mill design.
Volume 19B Packing house in
dustries, manufacture of leather,
manufacture of soap.
Volume 53C Geometrical draw
ing, projection drawing. freehand
and ornamental drawing, wash work
and brush drawing, elementary per
spective drawing, architectural
Volume 17B Qualitative analy
sis, quantitative analysis, pt. 1-3
Volume 70 Quantitative analy
sis, pt. 4-9.
Labrador Doctor." the story of
Dr. Wilfred Grenfell's expeeriencesj
in Labrador as told by himself. It
is said to be the best biography that
has appeared since "The education
of Henry Adams."
The New Man of Asia." a record
of the encroachment pf European
powers on Asiatic countries by Hei
bert Adams Gibbons, with some dis
cussion of the impossibility of peace
until a policy of live-and-let-live is
"New Schools for Old." the pos
sibilities of community service for brown. Astoria; Koscoe B. Hazer.
the school proved in the description North Ben, and William Gahlsdorf,
of the regeneration of Porter school saiem.
written by Evelyn Dewey.
"Recreation for Teachers. by
Henry S. Curtis.
"Color Key tot North American
Birds." written for the purpose of
Identifying birds as seen in tbe Lush,
by Frank M. Chapman.
"Injurious Insects and Useful
The Amateur Chemist." by Arch- I ACtlOn laken to Handle Men
An Introduction to the Study of
sails," oy Henry Woodburn Shi-
INDIAN WORKERS IN
ANNUAL LESSON HERE
(Continued from page 1)
Rev. Walter Ross, Rev. L.1V. Bel
nap of Oregon and Rev. A. W. Ham
mer (7Big Heart") of Montana, Rev.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets Get
a the Cause and Remove It
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets, the
substitute for calomel, act gently on the
bowels and positively do the work.
People afflicted with bad breath find
quick relief through taking them.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are a
vegetable compound mixed with olive
dL They act gently but firmly on the
bowels and liver, stimulating, them to
natural action, clearing the blood, and
purifying the entire system. They do
that which calomel does, without any of
the bad after effects. Take one or two
every night for a week and note the
pleasing effect. ; 10c and 25c a box
NEW AND. USED
consolidated body to succeed the
Oregon State Ketallers' association
and the Oregon Retail Merchants' as
sociation, whk-h closed their conven
tion here today.
Marshfield was selected by an
unanimous vote as the next conven
tion city. The withdrawal yesterday
of Salem and Medford from the race
left only Pendleton and Marshfield
in the contest, and today Pendleton
withdrew, leaving Marshfield a clear
Officers to serve during the en
suing year were elerted as follows:
President. A. C. Marsters, Roseburg;
first vice president. L. L. Thomas.
Marshfield; second vice president.
Harvey McPherson. Pendleton; third
vice president. Everman Robbins
Moialla; secretary. Edward A. Mac
Lean. Portland; treasurer, Thomas
Watts. Reuben. Directors at large,
A. M. Reeves, Lebanon; George V.
Hyatt. Enterprise; U. S. G. Miller.
Xewberg. and C. O. Huelatt. Hood
River. Directors by affiliation, N
L. Crout. Portland; F. F. Douglas,
Portland; P. E. Fullerton. Salem;
F. A. Rosen krans. Canbv: Charles V
'Nerve Control and How to Gain
It.'t a book for the person who is
nervously disturbed as well as for
those who wish to safeguard against
disease.. by H. Addington, Bruce
Palmer Method of Business W ru
sons. . v
Introduction to Social Phychol
rzj." by Charles A. Ellwood.
"Types of Pan," clever verses from
the "Line o Type" column, by Keith
'The Ivcry Trail,' a new novel
by the author of "King-oft the Khy
ber Rifles," Talbot Munday.
The Passionate Pilgrim," by
"RainboV Valley," a novel by L.
jacquou tne Reoei, a trencn
novel of the days of the robber no
bles, by Eugene Le Roy,
Mary Olivier, a character novel
written in the form of a diary, by
May Sinclair, the author of "The
Tree of Heaven."
The New York Times war volumes
Ohio Senator Withdraws
From Presidential Race
WASHINGTON. Feb. IS. Senator
Pomerene, Democrat of Ohio. with
drew tonight from the contest for
he Democratic presidential nomin
ation. Necessity of devoting his at
tention to important legislation in
tbe senate and the fact that under
tbe Ohio primary law a solid dele
gation would be impossible, which-
he said, virtually would mean his
defeat at the San Francisco conven
tion, were given as his reasons for
Pacific Orchardists to
Form Large Association
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 18. Or
ganization of northwest orchardists
into a single assembling and market
ing unit, and the provision of coop
erative cold storage warehouses
where fruit could be carried into. the
late season, were urged at today
session of tbe fifth annual conven
tion of the Skookum Packers' asso
ciation, by Aaron Sapiro. of San
Francisco. Delegates to the number
of 150 from Idaho. Oregon and
Washington were present at the met
Who Wilfully Remained
Oat of Conflict
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. The
war department took steps todav to
expedite prosecution of wilful" draft
As a preliminary measure the ad
... . . . 1 Infant ,ona,a1 w n A .1
a series or seti-ieacning ies-i nB uncvi iu bluujt
me itcurus oi joi.jat cases c las sea
as non-wilful and 173,911 classed as
wilful deserters remaining on' the
books an d dispose of all not requir
ing formal proceedings. This is ex
pected to reduce the number of cases
materially and vigorous prosecution
of the remainder is to follow.
instructions by Secretary Baker
to guide the adjutant general in his
review set out the principle that de
sertion charges shall be set. aside
when a registrant was inducted on
time, although he delayed answering
the call; where honorable service
was rendered subsequent to appre
hension and induction; where draft
boards granted deferred classifica
tion after the original failure to re
port or where the registration died
ARE CALLED, OUT
Electricians Join in Walkout
to Enforce Demands for
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 18. More
men are joining the ranks of the
members of the International Broth
erhood of Electrical Workers, who
walked out from their jobs with the
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph com
pany Saturday In an attempt to en
fore their demands- for a wage in
crease from $6 to $7 a day. accord
ing to an announcement today . by
T. C. Vickers of the executive board,
who is directing the strike.
All men in Oregon except one, the
Astoria local, have gone out, it was
' The telephone company reported
no change in the situation.
LEAGUE NO MORE
National League of Women
Voters Is Successor to
CHICAGO. Feb. 18. An attempt
was made in the closing session of
the National League of Woman Vo
ters today to reconsider a resolution
against universal compulsory mili
tary training, passed earlier In tne
day. The motion to reconsider
failed after spirited argument.
The National Woman Suffrage as
sociation dissolved after fighting for
woman's enfranchisement since 1869.
It leaves the league as its successor.
Other action taken today included
Indorsement of the league of nations,
with the understanding that neces
sary reservations were sanctioned.
This resolution was warmly opposed
however, and passed only after much
Tbe rights of free speech, free
press and free representation were
emphatically supported. The women
declared themselves opposed to any
attempts to use violence against gov
ernment, but warned that "ill con
sidered attempts to meet this diffi
culty" perilled the real liberty of
American citizens. '
Proper provision for education
and for increases in the pay of teach
ers were urged.
The league sent a telegram to the
women of Washington state, encour
aging tbem in the fight for the rati
fication by that state of the nine
teenth constitutional amendment.
Beginning tomorrow a school for
failure properly to warn guests when
the blaze was discovered were under
Indian Interpreter Dies
After Life of Activity
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. Feb. 18.
Mrs. Toby Riddle, named Wineraa
in the Modoc tongue, descendant of a
long line of Modoc chieftains, died
today at the Klamath reservation.
She was official interpreter for the
government during the Modoc rebel
lion and was at the history confer
ence on Anril 11. 1873. when Gen
eral E. R. S. Canby and t)r. Thomas
were slain by Captain Jack, tbe Mo
Carriers Loaded With.
Molasses Reach Port
MEMPHIS. Tenn... Feb. 18. Arri
val today from Havana of two tank
barges carrying 400,000 gallons of
molasses marked tbe Inauguration of
direct water Importation to an Inland
Mississippi river port from Cuba.
QUEENS OF FINANCE
Three Persons Perish
In Eastern Hotel Fire
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. Feb. 18.
Three known dead and 32 others
missing was the official police check
late tonight of the unaccounted for
guests at Lorraine hotel, swept by
fire early today. Search of the ruins
or additional bodies which the po-
ice say they feel cerjaln mast be
there, will begin tomorrow.
There were a total of 106 guests
registered and of these the authori
ties have found 71 safe.
Police and coroner's Investiga
tions of the cause of the fire and an
alleged lack of fire escapes and a
WOODRY 'S AUCTION
HOUSE . jr
270 N. COM'L ST.
SATURDAY 1:30 $ M.
"Be On Time'
Instructions to non-wilful desert-
15 to 19 have Just been added to the era direct them to report to the corn-
shelves which bring tho record up manaani or me nearest military post
to Jnne, 1919.
Mrs. Peteer Rabbit," by Thorn
"Pax and Pablo," the story of two
Filipino children, by Mrs. Mitchell.
The Joyous Travelers," stories
by Liiddsay and Poulrsen.
Tolstoi tor the Young'
J Take Your Mother's
( - .j 'Advice '
An amblticus mother advised
her son te go-to a business
school to prepare fori! a good
'place in a business office.
: h '
.The son' Instead quit school and
started in as a clerk in; a busi
ness where he is today-almost
where he started. V
"Do you see that young man
over there?" said the iboss one
day. . "He's bright and intelli
gent and might have! become
my office manager but for one
thing. He wouldn't 4ain hlm
elf for anything better than
his present job." j
The one who gets the(Wr Jobs
In business Is the trained work
er. Make preparation at this
Ask for oor catalogue or call
to talk It over. Day and night
Capital Business College
TACOMA TO GET
Washington Port to Become
One of Largest Carrier Ex
changes on Coast
TACOMA, Wash.. Feb. 18. Ta-
coma is to become the home port of
a large steamship fleet in the trans
Pacific trade, giving direct Xreight
and passenger service between this
port and the Orient, according to an
nouncement made tonight.
Incorporation papers for the new
steamship company, whose officers
include many prominent Tacomans,
will be filed tomorrow. It was -given
out. An initial capitalization of $1.-
000.000 has already been entirely
subscribed it was stated.
Directors in the new corporation.
to be k nown as the Sigsbee-Hum-phrey
Pacific company. Include W1U
liam R. Rust. Tacoma capitalist, and
George H. Raleigh. Tacoma banker.
The president will be General Charles
F. Humphrey of Washington. D. C
former quartermaster general of the
United States army and niw vice
president of Sigsbee-Humphrey and
company. New York shipping firm.
Ross S. gigsbee. president of the New
York firm, becomes vice president
of tbe Tacoma organization.
Timber Company Annexes
Large Washington Tract
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Feb. 18.
Purchase of approximately thirty
thousand acres of. fir forest lands in
Cowlitz and Lewa counties. Wash
ington, was announced today by the
Long-Bell lumber company of Kan
sas City. The lands are valued at
several millions of dollars, it was
This acaulsition brings the com
pany's timber holdings on the Pacific
coast t& about 234,000 acres.
for investigation and settlement of
their cases under these principles.
Business Administration De
clared Aim of Illinois
- siuux FALLS, S. D.p Feb. 18.
"There never was more need of a re
organization of government at Wash
ington on a business basis than at
the present time," declared Governor
ranit c. Lowden of Illinois, candi
date for the presidential nomination
in an address tonight. Mr. Lowden's
speech marked the opening of the
political campaign In North Dakota
uepartmental appropri ations
which are sent directly to congress
without any pruning, without any
comparison, without any investiga
tion wnatsoever," Mr. Lowden said,
should first have the approval of an
He laid what he termed "unrest
and the high cost of living Indirectly
i me aoor oi nign taxes.
"While there are other more im
portant contributing caimoa norh
there is no doubt in the world but
that, the present rate of taxation has
a lot to do with the increased cost
of living." he said. "Nobody has had
the genius to work out a scheme bv
which you could make one class of
citizens pay the taxes alone, but in
practice those taxes are diffused
throughout the community and the
present rate of income and excess
prom, in taxes, enter Into the cost
"crjining mat tne consumer
Mrs. Catt Suggested as
Candidate For Senator
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 Sugges
tion that Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
president of the new League of Wo
man Voters, or Miss Mary Garrett
nay, enter the United States senator
lal field in New York state was con
tained in a letter addressed to Mrs
catt today by. Miss Marv G. Ktl
breth. president of the national asso
ciation, opposed to woman suffrage
Edward Ridley Subjected to
Bitter Questioning in New
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 18.
Open warfare between attorneys
of the government and defense broke
out in the Newberry elections con
spiracy trial today. Judeg C. W.
Sessions took part in one of the ex
changes and the close of the incident
saw the judge and Martin WJ. Lit
tleton of defense counsel gazing at
each other with flushed faces.
Edward Ridley, the youthful gov
ernment Investlgater who took state
ments fromi many f the defendants,
was 'undergoing cross-examination
on five statements which had been
introduced and read. For two hours
Ridley was en the stand and during
a greater portion of that time be was
under fire from Littleton's heaviest
will be held for a
"Tell me. Ethel, is it tre that your
husband itays late every night at
tbe club to play billiards for for
There was a sob in the anxious
mother's voice as she spoke the last
sad words. But her recently-wed
daughter smiled brightly as she re
"Yes, mother, but it's quite all
right. He gives me all his win
nings!" "What!" gasped the elder lady.
"He always plays with Mr. Jone
next door," went on Ethel. ""And
Mrs. Jones makes him give her all
his winnings, and she give jne all
the mony the get and-1 give her
all the money I get, and so we both
have about twice as much as we
could get out of them otherwise.'
Johnson--They tell me that Dobbs
is an awful grumbler. Jacksonvi
lle is. He is the Kind of fellow who
blames his face because It needs a
shave. London Blighty.
SLOWING UP OF
Means Sought to Carry on Ac
tivities of Country in Na
2 PROPOSALS OFFERED
Supreme Court Will Be Asked
to Assist in Clearing Up
WASHINGTON. Feb. 18. Presi
dent WlIson'sextended illnets and
tbe attendant discurslon as to wheth
er be was incapacitated gave rise to
day to two proposals In the house to
clarify and supplement constitutional
provision on the subject.
It was made clear, however, that
neither proposal was aimed at Pres
ident Wilson, the intent being to de
fine the procedure for future emer
gencies beyond any possibility of mis
construction or partisan action.
The first proposal was a resolution
for a constitutional amendment. In
troduced by Representative Fess of
Ohio, chairman of the republican
congressional committee, proposing
to have the supreme court determine
the ability of a president to discharge
his duties, whenever authorized .by
a concurrent resolution of congress.
If congress was not sitting when the
emergency arose, the vice president
would be authorized to call a special
Virtually the tame procedure was
outlined In a bill introduced by Rep
resentative Rogers, republican of
Massachusetts, and referred to tbe
Judiciary committee alone with the
It would provide that the supreme
court, on reuest of the senate or
house should determine whether tbe
president "is unable )o tifcharge
the powers and duties of the office
within th meaning ofthe constitution."
I am particularly liable to sea
sickness," said a young naval recruit
to the officer in charge. Could you
tell me what to do In case of an nt
"Taln't necessary, my boy, youH
do it." replied the officer.
Redd You remember. Black? .
Green Oh. yes. very welL '
"They tell me he's living like a
"Poor fellow." Yonkera States-
Miss Kilbreth asserted that such a come
Dakota Confronted By
a Perplexing Situation
BISMARCK, N. D.. Feb. 18. Un
less differences are Ironed out be
fore June, it appeared today possible
that two North Dakota delegations
win go to Chicago, claiming recog
nition at the Republican national
iue nrsi state convention was
was held a short time ago. The sec
ond convention was held here yester-
aay. ine second was a consequence
of charges by some Republicans that
the first was dominated by delegates
inenaiy to the national Nonpartisan
otn conventions chose national
Oklahoma Man Launches
Campaign for Senator
MUSKOGEE. Okla.. Feb. 18. A
A. Small of Tulsa, candidate for re
publican nomination for TTnltoil
States senator, opened his speaking
campaign today by airplane.
Small, who bad accepted Invita
tion to address republican conven
tions at Claremore and McAlester,
150 miles apart, rented an airplane
In order to keep his engagements
and succeeded in doing so.
A resolution adopted at McAlester
condemned the Wilison administra
tion and that of Governor Robertson
for "emptying our jails and peniten
tiaries to restore democratic voters
to full voting citizenship."
Peace Treaty Resting
Quietly in Senate
WASHINGTON. Feb. 18. The
peace treaty went Into eclipse again
today in the senate. With private
negotiations for a compromise al
ready quiescent, the leaders found
no one ready to speak on the senate
floor and it was agreed that the sub
ject would not be taken np.
Debate may be resumed tomorrow
and the compromise negotiations will
be continued but many senators be
lieve the treaty fight will not be re
vived in earnest for aome lime to
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