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Violent Storm Sweeps North Pacific Coast
AVERS FLAGRANT ABUSE COST-PLUS CONTRACT BASIS ON SHIP RE PAIRS 50 Cent Hinge Cost $48; 12 Carpenters Put to Work in Wireless Room Which Measured 4x4; $ 1000 Commission Paid On $4000 Order. New York, Nov. 27.—Testimony tend ing to show alleged abuse of the cost plus form of contract in repairs to shipping board vessels was given here Saturday before the congressional com mittee investigating shipping board af fairs by Harold F. Hanes, an examiner of the board's auditing department He said that at Norfolk, Va., he saw a bill for $48, which had been paid for putting a fifty cent hinge on a galley door. 39 Hours Day's Pay lie testified that 25 men had been sent aboard a ship in the same port and re mained there from 7:80 a. m. Monday to the same hour the following morning and were allowed pay for 39 hours a day. On another occasion said 12 carpenters were put to work at one time in a wire less room of a ship which measured four by four feet. WEATHER Observations taken at 6 p. m., Nov. 27, for the preceding 24 hours. High Low Pet Sreat Falls 46 35 Calgary 46 26 0 Chicago 44 S3 0 Havre 46 34 0 Helena 39 33 05 Kallspell 40 34 0 New York 42 38 01 St. Paul 38 32 0 Ban Diego 62 48 0 Seattle 48 40 0 Williston 38 22 01 Weathed Conditions — Pacific Slope, Northwest and Canadian Northwest. Rain fell Saturday in western Wash ington, and snow fell in southeastern Montana and in western North Dakota. Temperatures around normal prevail. Montana Forecast. Fair Sunday and probably Monday, becoming unsettled Monday in west por tion; somewhat cooler Sunday in east portion; rising temperature Monday. Amie Gerard, a French agriculturist authority, says better results are often obtained by planting the entire potato than by planting the eyes only. Coins made of cartridke metal have been circulated in German East Africa since.the war. "They WORK while you sleep" You are bilious, constipated, headachy, full of cold, unstrung. Your meals don't fit—breath is bad, skia sallow. Take one or two Cascarets tonight for your livr and bowels and wake up clear, rosy and cheerful. No griping—no in convenience. Children love Cascarets too. 10, 25, 50 cents. Cold Facts About the Coal Situation A United States geological survey of this country, made by the Department of the Interior shows a decrease in dealers' stocks of coal for the past two months with little chance of replenishing them before cold weather. There is an acute shortage of cars throughout the entire country. A WORD TO THE WISE IS SUFFICIENT BEAR CREEK Lump Egg SAND COULEE Mine Run Lump Nut The Place Where Clean Coal Comes From "BUY FROM Phone 4135 GRAHAM & ROSS 524 First Avenue South AND HAVE NO LOSS." Hanes also testified to investigating gifts of watches and stock to shipping board employes. Short deliveries and overcharges for beef furnished to the emergency fleet ships also was alleged by Hanes. He said 24 cents a pound was paid for 11 cent beef. 25 per cent Commission Paid. Payment of a commission of $1.000 on an order of $4,000 to a ship captain at Portland, Ore., also was testified to by Hanes. The name of the ship was not given. The commission, he said, was paid by the Portland branch of a Boston supply firm. , Discovery of silverware marked "U.S.S.B." in a hole at Yokohoma and street vendors selling shipping board linen at LaPallice also was testified to by Hanes. He said he did not know whether these matters should be investi gated. ïi Investment Companies Favoring Employment of Own People Given Preference. Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 27.—The Zionist organization of America Friday approved an extensive program for the industrial, financial, and agricultural development of the new homeland for Jews in Pales tine. The program was outlined in eight proposals submitted to the delegates at the 23rd annual convention of the or ganization by the executive committee, and it was approved with only one im portant amendment. The amended proposal related to Pal estine investment corporations. The executive committee's original resolu tion pledged the organization to insti gate the formation in all parts of the United States of local Palestine invest ment corporations, to invest a portion of their capital iu the Palestine govern ment loan and in public utilities and fi nancial institutes there. The amendment provided that official endorsement >-hnli be given preferably to companies that agree to incorporate in their charters provisions that shall favor the employment of Jewish work men, " and shall seek the avoidance of class conflict by giving the employes a voice in "the management of the cor poration." The other proposals indorsed by the convention provided for the immediate solicitation of funds for investment in the development of water power, irriga tion, and drainage, the establishment of land mortgage banks, house building and co-operative producing and consum ing enterprises. Injured Yanks Victims of Distressing Situation, Declares Legion Chief Washington, Nov. 27.-—-Charges of American Legion officers that a "dis tressing situation" exists in the govern ment's conduct of affairs for the relief of disabled service men, were discussed here Friday at an executive session of officials concerned, Colonel F. W. Gal braith, national commander of the legion, and a special legion committee. The heads of the war risk insurance bureau, federal vocational, educational board, the public health service, and the surgeons general of the army and navy attended. On conclusion of the conference, the legion officers went into a separate ex ecutive session to frame legislative re commendations that will be made to congress concerning the situation. DELAY SHIPS, Begins Friday Night and Causes Much Damage Before It Abates. Telephone and Tele graph Wires Down in Western Washington. San Francisco, Nov. 27.—A storm which caused winds ranging from 40 miles at Point Reyes, Calif., to 95 miles at Tatoosh island, off Cape Flat tery, Wn., and brought heavy rains from Stockton, Calif., to a point be yond the British Columbia line, had cleared the Pacific coast Saturday and was moving eastward. There have been no heavier winds in the history of the weather bureau, government fore casters announced. Other wind figures during the height of the storm were Seattle fiO; Tacoma 42 and Northhead on the Columbia river, 64 miles. SEAS ARE RUNNING HIGH BUT WIND IS ABATING Portland, Ore., Nov. 27.—Although seas were still running high at the mouth of the Columbia Saturday the wind at Northhead had abated to 14 miles an hour at 8 o'clock, compared with a velocity of 00 miles an hour at the same time Friday, according to reports to the weather bureau here. The navy wireless station at North head reported the storm abating along the coast. Coast points reported floods caused by the combined high winds and high tides. At Astoria numerous dikes along the Columbia river were reported overflowed. Marshfield reported heavy rains, high tides and winds had caused floods there. A temporary plank street on South Front street, Marshfield float ed around the nearby district. At North Bend, Ore., a lumber company was put out of commission by high water. The weather bureau reported the storm had passed inland and was now central over Alberta, Canada. ONE DEATH IN SEATTLE IS DUE TO THE STORM Seatle, Nov. 27.—Crippled telephone and telegraph service throughout many sections of western Washington was be in g restored Saturday following the sub sidence of a storm which Friday night and early Saturday morning swept wes tern half of the state, at times reaching a velocity estimated at from 75 to 80 miles an hour. One death in Seattle was traced indi rectly to the high winds and rains ac companying the storm. Ben Huber, 45. was knocked down and killed by an auto mobile which he failed to see because of an umbrella he was carrying. The driver of the ear said the failure of street lights, caused by the storm, and a wet windshield prevented him from see ing Huber until it was too late to turn out. Some damage was reported among the smaller. shipping on Puget Sound which whipped into a sea of waves. A number of houses along the shores were dnm aged. In down town Seatle plate glass windows were blown in and light and telephone wires torn down. ABATES AT ABERDEEN Aberdeen, Wn., Nov. 27.—The storm on this harbor abated during the night without serious property damage, ex cept to telephone lines, which are in terrupted to the west including both north and south beaches. JEWISH EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY IS TO FORM Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 27.—A national conference to organize a national as sociation for Hebrew éducation will be held in the near future, Sol Rosenbloom, temporary chairman of a preliminary committee on organization has announc ed here. All animals get their propelling power from their hind legs and use the fore legs only for balance and direction. No Fear Mow of Indigestion A Host of People Seem to Thrive on What Used to Provoke Indigestion Before They Learned of Stu art's Dyspepsia Tablets. When the stomach becomes sour, with gassiness and heartburn due to iridges tion or dyspepsia relief may be had by one or two Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Sis Simply chew them, no hot water nor any other fillers for a stomach perhaps al ready too much overcrowded. These tablets supply to the stomach the alkaline effect which is what re lieves the sour acid condition. They also contain pancreati,n to help digest the starchy foods such as potatoes, rice, oatmeal, white flour, etc. Get a 60 cent box of Stuart's Dyspep sia Tablets, have them on hand at all times and tiras have no ~ l ^ ut of indiges tion or dyspepsia. The fact that these tablets are on sale everywhere in the United States and f'hnada shows how generally reeog mzed too y are as an efficient aid when I the dyspeptic stomach needs a little help. NO TRACE OF VESSEL LOST ON WEST COAST BLOWN TO SEA, HOPE Absence of Wreckage Gives Rise to Hope Barge W. J. Pirrie, in Distress Friday Night, Is Safe On Ocean. That Seattle, Nov. 27.—No trace of the barge W. J. Pirrie reported ashore near James island off the Washington coast, has been found according to messages from the coast guard cutter Snohomish, which went to the aid of the stricken vessel. Eighteen persons, including the wife of Captain A. B. Jensen and their baby, were reported on the Pirrie when cut loose from the steamer Santa Icita in a heavy gale south of Cape Flattery late Friday. Possibility that the Pirrie had been blown out to sea instead of having gone ashore was indicated after a thorough search of the coast, the Snohomish's message said. The Santa Itita wire lessed nothing had been seen of the barge from shortly after the time she was cast adrift. The Pirrie, although a barge, was fully equipped, and it was believed possible that she might weather the storm and beat out into the ocean. The Snohomish reported the Santa llita in no danger. j ' i ! j j ! ! i ; > I ; ; Search is Unsuccessful. A message to the Associated Press from the naval radio station at North head, said both the Snohomish and Santa Itita- had reported the search for the Pirrie up to that time had been un successful. The steamer Atlas, which stood by to assist the Santa Rita, wirelessed there was no further danger to that vessel and she was proceeding on her way. The Pirrie was cut adrift from the Santa Itita approximately 1,000 yards southwest of James Island, according to the message from Northhead. The coast line at that point is very rugged, with many projecting reefs and heavy seas greatly handicapped the searching ves sels. The weather was moderating con siderably. A message from the United States weather bureau at Atlas near Cape Flat tery said a number of buildings there were damaged last night by the storm. * Hope Vessel Safe "We still cling to the hope that the Pirrie may have been able to put safely Selection Not Made Yet, Five Cities in Race, Says Imperial Potentate. Tacoma, Nov. 27.—Ellis Lewis Garret son, imperial potentate of the Mystic Shrinere of America announced Saturday that no decision had been made in regard to the city which will entertain the nexi; imperial council of the shrine. "The convention at Atlanta City has been definitely cancelled," said Mr. Garretson. "Five cities are candidates for the honor of entertaining the next convention, Savannah, Ga. ; St. Louis, Indianapolis, Des Moines and El Paso A meeting of the shrine officials will be held in two weeks at which a selec tion will be made." Indications point to the selection of Savannah as a compliment to the next imperial potentate, Ernest A. Cutts, but several of the other cities are making an active campaign to get the convention, he said. Atlantic City, chosen for the meeting at the Portland session last summer was cancelled because hotel rates there are too high and hotel men put a ban on Shrine bands, he explained. j ! J Acceptance Will Probably Be Last Official Act of Provi sional President. Mexico City, Nov. 27.—All members of the cabinet of Provisional President de la Huerta Saturday tendered their resignations in order that General Ai varo Obregon, the incoming executive, who will be inaugurated December 1 may have a free choice in naming de partment heads. It is probable these resignations will be accepted as the last official act, of the provisional president. General Obregon, who left for the country Friday for a rest of several days, has refused to give details rela tive to the personnel of his cabinet. BREAKS A COLD 'Pape's Cold Compound" instant'y relieves stuffiness and distress ! ! [ Don't stay stuffed-up! ' Quit blowing end snuffling! A dose of "Pape'fl Cold Compound" taken every two hours until three doses are taken usually breaks up a severe cold and ends all grippe misery. The very first dose opens your elogged np nostrils and the air passages of the head; stops nose running; relieves the headache, dullness, feverishness, sneez ing. soreness and stiffness. "Pape's Cold Compound" is the quick est, surest relief known and costs only a few cents at drug stores. It acts with out assistance, tastes nice, contains BO quinine—Insist upon Pape'aJ. IN A FEW HOURS to sea," R. E. Bourchegrevink, Seattle manager for W. Grace & Co., owners of the Pirrie said. "There is one chance in a thousand," he added, "that the master was able to hoist one or two sails and wear off the shore." From Tatoosh, north of James island, came a report at noon that the gale had fully subsided, with a clear weather ob taining accompanied by a 15 mile wind. LEFT TACOMA WEDNESDAY WITH LUMBER FOR CHILI Tacoma, Nov. 27.»—The barge W. J, Pirrie left Tacoma Wednesday in_ tow of the steamer Santa Itita with 7,000 feet of lumber for South America after having brought a cargo of ore from Chile to the smelter here. She was for merly a British sailing vessel and first appeared on Puget Sound 20 years ago. ^mncT^ THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE %=—Established ^ Established !S23^s> Has been designed and built with consummate care. The living room, the music room, thoughtfully and affe&ionately planned by its owner as to color scheme and arrangement, receives its finishing touch by the presence of this little piano. It supplies the final note of harmony, the creation of a great artist in piano de signing and piano making. Its exquisite proportions, its great simplicity and the remarkable delicacy of its lines, delight the eye just as its golden voice, its superb resonance enchant the ear, ORTON BROTHERS ESTABLISHED 1885 SOLE STATE DISTRIBUTORS M What Kind of a Plate Do You Wear? 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