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PALMER DECLARES PRICE DROP WILL CONTINUE Wanamaker Says:- Factories Can Help Bring Prices Down RYJOHN WANAMAKKR TV I Ait of the Merchant CrtnrM, and the Man who Started the IVh*- Reduction W»»f. rHIUDRLPHIA. May Si l« !■ only fair to say to the people xh%l the aurora boreal is lywer prices has not yet sppeared. but there are sign* In the brightening of the skies In perhaps a humlrtil or more pltif* A very Interesting thin* la that some of the store* that at first scout •d the Idea, and In the beginning Uirew broken china and empty tin Cains In the way of thla movement, have now (tot over their sourness and have o|»ene.l up all of their pre •srve closets, JATKKS AIX OVK.K LAND VTIJ. OK THE MOVEMKNT Northern, eastern, western and southern papers are full of advertis ing of clothing merrhanta. furniture merchants, dry goods merchants, and gsneral merrhanta of almoat every description, who are co-operating with thla movement and taking 10 per cent off their prices aa long as they can afford It. Patriotic manufacturer* are com Ing forward to help because they tell us they can establish better relations with labor now since there la hope of an end to high prices. Thla m»«ns that they can obtain an Increased production and can offer more goods •t lesser prices with cash trtnaic tions. This Is an opportune time. Indeed, tor any man who has Influence to loosen the srrews that have wound up the machinery of distribution, and manufacture to U>e high point of the present hour The manufacturers, having had Elderly People Have A Daily Health Problem Stoaack ■■win and ti?> organ* •low to act aa ago advances 1 f OCT people fad the years jv| alippiog by without real »«"»* it until suddenly confronted with the fact that they can no longer dig eat everything they voald like to eat. It than bacneoea their daily taak to avoid what they knov low chrome coo atipation. » Vhm Inraaa and light diet * fail it wiß ha necessary to reaort to artißcial mean* Strang nhysca and cathartics, however, .re oot advisable for elderly people. They act too powerfully asd a feeling off weekMM resalta. What is need«J ia a laxative containing effective bat arild properties. This ia best found in Dr. Celdwell'a Symp f'epain which is a combination off simple (native kerbs with pepsin. It acta gently and without gripiag. and osed a few days wiM train the digestive organs to do their work naturally again without other aid. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin baa been on the market nnce lOT 2 and was the privsle formuls of Dr. W. B. Caldwell, who is himoelf o^'- —y|p — c '■> • » Vast | Knowledge^^^^: Is not acquired cation to work arid ' W through untiring Financial Independence "A does not come through luck. fc-J f- 3 It is obtained by the regular saving < ; of small amounts and the wise invest- ; ment of your accumulated savings. ' l p, 'Resources Now Over p* Tour Million Dollars *rs> $>u ges Jmnd Savings || <&■ J&QamjtfssodaMon J Where Tike Street Crosses Third \Tho Isarfrrt Mutual Sawn ft Cr Loan /}fp -i Aaioctadon in !>»• Stata of j < m /,-* / fomm\ WathmtUm XS®*/ | the benefits of good times, should j help In satisfying the people that j they are disposed to share with them the high cost of living, and , thla can he done only by lessening ! prices. Speculation haa been at the root of the present troubles hut not spec ulatton by the distributors It haa been among the owners of the bags of wool, the hales of cotton and the bundlea of hides Pries are In creased again and again before the man, who owns a loom, begins to weave, before the shoemaker ever I touches the leather with his knife. The distributors have hail to pay the high prices to get the goods they require for their customers and they have had to affix prices to af ford them a profit. llltiH PKiriS CAt'SK VICIOIH t'lKt I.K" High prices cause a curtailment of I consumption which ui turn means that the manufacturer cannot pro duce his normal output with the ei j pectatlon of setting It at these high ! price* Thus the vicious circle Is I joined. In an effort to make the first real break, the Wanamaker stores have taken a step unprecedented In the history of merchandising. We havs started a movement that has had a serious effect thruout the country and we accept that respon nihility, too. What we did and what we ars do Ing Is open to evsry merchant In thla or any other ctty. • Lh|l paat SO year* cf are and still ac-tiva la kit pnfMiM. It ran be bought at amy drug store and ooa bold* is nooib to last evew a Urge family many moot ha. It it a trustworthy preparation. In ipiit of eAr fact that Dr. Cold. wafl't >yrnp ftp*n b tht lor frit idling liquid UxatkK in tht world. thtrt htmg owr 6 million botdti tmd toch year, many who netd fu kmrjks taut net ytt toad «t If yaw tovc net, tend your noma and addrtu for a fm trial oaalt to Dr. W. B. CaldutU, j|| Waihinfton sc, MonOcriio, lUinait, The Seattle Star NEW ERA NOW DUE HE SAYS We Are Moving Into Period of Generally Lower Levels-Palmer nv HARRY It. Ht'NT WASHINtITON, May 21 "I Arm |y believe the peak of high prl.»s. particularly In clothing, shoes, fur nishlngs anil manufactured commodl ties of general uas. has been turned and that from now on we will move into an era of generally lower price levels," Atty. tirn Palmer de clared today In discussing the action of big department stores In many cltlea In slashing retail prices frotn :o to io per cent. Thl* flmt (fdrrtl »l»n toward price reduction*. Palmer aald, mark* a victory for tha conaumlng public- It la due, flmt and foremost. ha be IIIVM, to the determination finally reached by the ixoplo to atop buying •t the high level of recent ptlcea and to wrar their old clothee, use ttyir old furniture and otherwlae get along HimrKow until prices drop back to a mine level RKMBYKM "OVnUIJ. ri,l IW" IIKIJ'KU Incidentally, aa to clothing. Palmer btllnvM tha "Overall Club" move ment helped directly, not ao much tho thru the estent l«> which the public joined theae clulis. u by atiff ening the backbone of tha ordinary man to wear hla old clulhea. even if ahlny and ahabby. rather than dig up two prtcea for an Inferior new ault The action of tha Wanajnaker and other big department atorea in the Kaat in announcing a flat cut of 20 per cent In moat linen, palmer aald. followed negntiatlona by tha fair price agent* of tha department of Juatice. ' Hut It *ti not the argument* of thla department that convinced the manager* of theae atorea and led to tha price reductions." ha aald. "It wa* the fact that the people had (topped Auylng at the prices de manded Kmpty aialea and Idle clerk* were tha argument* that turned tha trick. lIMI.WW RF.AI.IZKD PI BMC HAD KKVOI.TKD "Ivalera readied that the public had revolted, and that if they were going to move their mer>handl*e they would have to get their prtcee down somewhere near a raaaunable level. "Already the 30 per rent reduction made by the Wanamaker and the other alnrea initiating the rut price movement la being exceeded by many firm* In many cities. In I'hlladel phi* and New York, for Inatsncs, many atorea. not wlahlng to appear aa almply copying Wananuker's. are announcing cut* of from 10 to IS per cent In many lines. "I have been hammered so much for forecantlng an early downward turn In price*, thut I heaiute now to aay definitely, that I believe that turn ha* come Hut Ido believe It. "REPORTS SHOW MOVKMKNT (iKNKRtI.* "Repnrta coming Into the depart ment Indicate that the movement la general and that the public, having demonstrated to Itaelf that it ha* the power to control price* by elmply re fusing to pay exorbitant figures. by forcing dealer* to eell their good* at fair price*, if they are going to sell at all. la from now on going to refurn to atand and deliver any old price that may be demanded. "The situation with reapert to food stuffs. however, la somewhat differ ent. People cannot atop eating like they can atop buying new clothea. They ran wear laat year'* suit, but they can't eat again laat year'a (Do ner*. "I believe, however. that the ra : ductlon In the price of manufactured commodities will Inevitably be fol lowed by a downward trend In the coat of foods. The big reaulta there, however, are yet to crime Ample production and the regulation of dis tribution and fair price margin* will b* the chief a Ida In lowering food ( coats." < Unfavorable credit condition* and a growing timidity on the part of re tall dealer* generally. Ilasll M. Manly, newspaper correspondent. economic expert and former Joint chairman of the war labor board, bellevea to be chiefly responsible for the preaent slashing of clothing prices. While lower prlres may remain In line* of clothing and manufactured articles of general use, he thieves the line of prices will continue higher on foods, fuel* and rents. Police Search for Wandering Boys Spring fever Is atlll cxtrnctlriK it* toll. according to the irrowlnK po. lice Ilat ot ml/win* children. The police have li"n aaked to locate Murray Bewley, 14, of Spokane who left that city May 13, to aoe the world. Jack Radey 13, non of John Ra dey, 6031 45th ave. H. W., left homf laat Monday on hln lilcycle for a mimrncr tour of the The father wanta the police to find him. T OST TROUSERS FINALLY FOUND TOIJCHO, 0., May 31 While the male population of a Cullman car lay In l>e<l and < uaaed, Krlnnlnc l>ortera Itiauirurated a ireiieral aearch fur a acore or more palra of trouaern, miMalnjc when the train pulled Into the yarda here. The Karmenta were finally lo cated under a freight car, with the pockets carefully turned tuaidr out. BEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1920. GUNMEN DUEL WITH Officers Shot Rips Hole Thru Police man's Cap Two gunmen who engaged In a revolver buttle with I'ollce Hergeiuit Percy F Looker and Patrolman L. L. Norton at Minor avs. and Htew art St.. at 10 o'clock Thursday night, shooting a hole thru Nor ton's cap, wers still at large to day. The prtlr opened Are on the po licemen, l>efors the latter had a chance to draw their guna, wlieri looker confronted them suddenly, intending to search them for con cealei! weapons. Throwing themselves prone on the sidewalk. l.ooker snd Norton returned the fire, emptying their revolvers One of the men darted Into the rear entrance of the Han Telmo apartments. Minor sve and Htewart st . snd the other entered ARIADK Bl JMi., IMI AVK.—KAHICV BIUN KMAN STORK, 2.V0 KIjOOR TAKE KIJCVATOR YOUR OPPORTUNITY % TYI Mf) D Df)W we offer for sale a brand new shipment of goods just pur ' "I" l/AAI/IT chased by our Mr. Fahey in the East ~ We shall feature hundreds of All-Wool Suits, in the Newest -Styles, at — $25 $3O $35 i * H * This is YOUR opportunity to get in on the best clothing value Seattle has ever known—* just one more evidence of Fahey-Brockman's old established policy of always keeping down prices to rock-bottom while being just a little ahead of the other fellow all the time in values. , . «• * Satisfaction or Your Money Back „ J ALTERATIONS FREE FIT GUARANTEED , « "% Where to Go: Fahey-Brockman Building, Third and Pike ~ ' Arcade Building, Second Avenue • i f • * 1 f%H£3C' This in Tacoma: Lady inMonacle Smokes a Cigar Tacoma May J1 One of Ta coma's »t.9*6 Inhabitants Is a woman who was seen on Paclflo ave. and ISI h st. yesterday wearing s mono I* and amoktng a cigar. Another Is a wife who phoned the police to come shd get her hustsand's gout, liusliand, she said, had picketed the animal on the front lawn. the Manhattan aiatrtments, I tore n ave. and llowell st. Nelghliorhood residents telephoned headquarters that a gun fight wus In progress, summoning a score of other |*olice and both apartments were searched without success. WORK FOR >O.OOO Service men has been obtained liy the veterans' welfsre commission In this state since March, I»I9, reports Meut. It V lAUghlln, field representative, of Han Kranclsco HE CHOPS DOWN DOOR, GETS GEMS Burglar Makes Escape With $l,OOO Jewelry Approximately 11,000 worth of JewiSry was stolen late Thurtslay night from the residence of J. H Falkner 607 10th ave. H, during the absence of the family. Kn trance was gained liy smashing a liasement window and chopping down a door at the top of the Isisement stairs That the burglar knew of the absence of the family was the belief expressed by the jsillce as the re moval of the door necessitated con slderahle chopping and the noise could have lawn heard by any one In the bouse The robl>rry was dls covered at 12 *0 a in. Krlday No clues were left H wilier land now relies on the l?nlted Ktatea for lis coal supply. Pages 13 to 24 SLEUTH KILLED IN MINE FEUD Troopers Search Virginia Hills for Slayer MATKWAN, May 11.- fdata troopers today were searching the mountains near here for the persona who yesterday wounded Hud McCoy, believed to be a llaldwln Kelts detec tive, and a companion The two men were shot from smbush. Htste guards had Matewan under control today, following the killing of nine men In a fight between miners and detectives Wednesday. HRM. NKN A RRKM.HKYKR. 37. wife of I'cter M ItrelYimeyer, of Thrre-Tree Point, died Wedneeday at her home at Crescent Beach. A sis ter. Mrs. I<«rtha Jeskle, of West He attle, survives Funeral was held Krlday, at 1 p. m., at the Itonney Wataon chapel, with burial In WashelU. HUGE LIQUOR RING BROKEN Million-Dollar Booze Traffic Is Uncovered riIICAW May 21 FHml au thorltle* tixtuy believed they had driiMd up a $1,000,000 underground liquor traffic In the arre«rt here of •even alleged violator*. VorgKi permit* for th« nit of whlaky wrre uaed, federal official# claimed Ijirg* more* of liquor h»te were expected U> be discovered to<lay iim a result of the arreata. Wants Boosters for Landing Field Mrmt»rn of the Womm'i Com merilal cluh were Hxk»<l to hHp promote r»tiiljlk*hment of aerial landing fi'M* In the Northwest tiy l». K. White, president of the Aero cluh, at th»lr monthly luncheon In NorthoM Inn.