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HOW EX-PKESIDEXT TAFT APPEARED IN PORTLAND YESTERDAY AND ON HIS TRIP ON THE
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PLANS FOR PEACE
War Impracticable, Says
NOTABLES HEAR MR. TAFT
AftT Brief Addresai of Welcome Ex-
President Ezplalns Recently E
, Are Set-red by "Trutlr";
Jndorwnrnl of Hearer.
Omtlnui Fro-n Tlrt !-
t-trouabout anj Ml padrntly and
rhrfui:r drsplt th mld-Summar beat
thai was a!l but oprr.lr.
Judx Tmft ehrd hts hearers at In
tervals by his vittr dpartura from
hla main arch. and assuaged tha dis
comfort of tho. who thought it i
Bot br rir.lndln; them:
"If yot cat too warm or bo r d.
nnimbtr that thr la on man hr
who la hotter than yoa ar "
Tha au-t!nr lauche4 tn anticipation
that he would Mf. "n1 I mora bord
than you are." but th iker mopped
tla brow mad luhd aa bo rmlmld
thorn that ho had to cat, h a train In
mid-afternoon and that ha had trml
al facilities. -
Meajr 4ekla Fumt
Tha crowd becan cathcrlnr aoon
after noon. It had bo announced
that Jadxa Taft would fceirtn bla ad
droaa at 1 3. II r tha tlmo tho dla
ttscoljhod s-it arrived vry t In
tbo hoiaj bad boon taken. A company
of dt.tJnu!nhd peraona t upon tha
ataca. Included In Iho numbor woro
inamhora of tho Suprmt Courta of
WasBlnctnn. Orrcoa and Idaho. Gov.
rnor W Ithjrrornb. Mayor Alba, offl
eiala ef tho bar association of tho two
tale, r'odaral. state and local offi
cial and many other prominent In
publlT and private Itf.
Ea-Frsidrnt Taft was flven an oti.
tioo bra ha took Ma place on tb
tace. wM. fi rontalnod an appropriate
sllaptay ef Amer-a f'.a.
frant Rv. of Wenatrhe. presi
dent of the Waahlneton bar. presided,
lie apoka tha f trot words of welcome to
tho e-ITidrol and to Iho crowd that
bad com to hoar Mm.
tiorinir Withycombo apoke'for th
people of Onffin. and aitnded grevt
Inara not ooly to Judse Taft. but to the
attorn; from a!l porta of the North
woat who hav assembled hero for the
Too Ooernor'a addr waa followed
by that of Mayor A I be, who wa
equally cordial In bla worda of wel
comes J Ma t Hrrtla Apptaite.
O. 9. hank mad an loTjnt re
IPoqm 00 behalf of tho Wahtnaton
attorney and epred the hope that
tbo bar ..uvtation will continue their
practice of con-lacuna Joint seaatoo.
Mr. hottc then prented Jud A It
lteneett. of Tbo I'allee. president of the
Ureain Har. oho tormally Introduced
Jul.'t Bennett, who wa a Democrat
ic candidate for nomination for tiov
ornor at tho laat primary election, paid
an eloquent Irlbut to Mr. Taft. "wbom
1 know.- be said, "each one of you will
recovnl. Dot only aa your acquain
tance, but aa your personal friend.
"Ito an Illustration." continued
Judffo Iiannett. "of the democracy of
our mtttuttrn. lie ha been l'reat
dent of the I nited c-tatea; b haa been
president of th National IUr Asao-rta-imn,
and b ha held other Math and
honoraftlo poaitiotv. vet h cornea to
us todar with no title but "Mr. Ho
ask no honor and no reward, except
In the respect of hi fellow member
of the bar and of hi fellow clt'jen."
"Althoussi w may not all airree
with bun political!;, we all asree
a mn o'lrsel, tn our respect and
vp admiration f"r hi sincerity, hi
Wmirt. hi ability and hi high
t.reat la .liea laltor.
Loud and Ion continued applaua
artel I'll statement- Judse Hnnett
then proceed-! to the formal Introduc
tion cf J'id.'e Taft a tho principal
Weaker i( tlie laoyrra contention, as
"th one fr.n who personifies In him
self o much of th l;u basic prin
ciple of tli law.
Trmrni!ou ap;ilari met tho sental
ei-rrrai'lrut as h4 sterpe.l. smilitiff. to
the frnl of th tjf lie locked
cuery bit the pictured Taft. II wore
a biaca cutaway coat, with satin cords.
ef-ra. s'r pcl trou.ers. whit stiff shirt,
low tu-n-it ion c. l r and white four-In-barwl
tie. It wa In more or less
tttr from the warmth, but bore It
srood-naturedlv. resorting rereatedly
to th pro-- of mopping his fac
and nee wtth a bic ahtto handker
chief, which h pt -'. comcnlently be
fore him on a laMe.
Althoush J-idce Taii was announced
to sreaa. on 'l-aa and i.overnment.
b ae met attention to a d-.scua-aton
of the plans to in'on pear.
He 'or MC.inc out on ht principal
add!s. h.eer. h lndulcd In some
uhtl thrut at the "esperimenta in
government" wM-h hat beets so
numerous In tb orthwstra daica.
Jwewlar trltertaaa Med.
It rhcklei and sh.wk all over as
re ref-rred lo kreon and Washtnc
toa as sort of a National laboratory
l t..t ait irta of jcatcrnmental la
aertiona II chrs:4 ti two Northwestern
Ptare i- pre..-re-t wit" their prt
trnt ureter tK. watchful vs of thir
tl.t.r states of th Kaat. wbUh
"dou-'tle. will tl:ow ibo. that by
actual pr.-ti t- find to b worthy
f rvrBiaoent ue.
"Ue :i w :; .ret 14 t same plac.
aar .ontirue.1. "hut maybe
It d ;rnt rain aa4 by different
b..I. of emperi,.e."
It. t-en snn.nuce. hi intention t
s?ee of t ie lore an relation of tat
"I on I want t reak." ho be can.
"uf tre best method of securtnc peac
t tin present cau'.dron of oar. but
of bow t presrv permanent peace
a'ter ta war i over after tia world
eff -rt at sui.-ide.
- r . r : 1 tti d'courasln outook
f pea r blt tle In tjrop It Is
Bot a!.e to ant.c:rt peac. W
can aatf-pat s-rn vf tie condition
anlr srw) attemrt may be made to
maintain tn pac of th rations.
"After tM war th rourcee f th
Victors and of th vanqushed will
aav hen evi'.austed; their finances
will have become impaired, and thr
a ..1 be a demand by all tha people for
ye'ece sr. I an avo.-Ua. of future wars,
jaatle twefared rrlos eed-
-put in all plana fr prmacnt
pea- w mist hav aa imnt of
1 i.ti or there can b no permanence.
-j, w bav a r.iM to and dl
m th pr-aMlity oot th poo!
biiitr. but ti-e probability of per
trarent r-r .
la rfrrln to the prnt war fee
tens. It "W" " d -satter- aad
,-- ' , r. . s - ! it- l v .- : . :i fecial cu; h
AT LF.T WR-TAIT IX t II RACTEHITIC Ptri. BIC;HT KIHiAB U. IMPEK. AMOS BESSOX,
MR. TAIT, S. HENSOM, V. H. t'ABKIi
this world retrocession." and con
tinued by lieciarlna; that "all e can
boo to do to prevent recurrence of
such situation la to make war aa Im
probable aa It la possible to do."
II warned the people ct in i. niieo
Ktate to shake off their feeling oi
"sniuc contentment." and declared em
phatically that tb people of tois coun
try have a tnlsrhty Important reaponal-
bll'ty In tola present war.
"lert m not feel too juouani. n
pleaded, 'over tbe hlh price of our
crops, over the fact that New Tork
baa been made the money center of the
otld and over our aale ot ammuni
tion to the belligerent power.
-Thosa tfilnrs ar only me vensu
evidence of prosperity. hen Pace
dos come tboe war ordera will be
stopped by trlea-rapn and by tele
phone ven If w are not more seri
ously Involved In tha conflict than
making war material."
btaaartal. Daara t iled.
II pointed out tbe financial danrers
In thia situation by callina- attention
to tb fact tha". while tbe I nled tttce
la In position to obtain unlimited credit
In tbo foreian countries, it becomes
tb duty of lbs United t-tatea likewise
to eatend credit.
"Therefore." be continued, "we 11 be
Involved In th- financial standing of
tbo whole world. ......
-And more than that in tbe Weat
ern part of thi country wo have
thrived on the Kuropean capital rep
re.entirj toe aavine of ts people. "
-This money now la belli rapidly
withdrawn. V wool bav It In the
future aa In the paat.
- ble w may all feel quit smUK
and content now. well find that we 11
have to pay our share of Iho war bur
den In time." . .
lie did not discuss the relation of
the Tnlted Utatcs with th Kuropean
belltserenta any further than to de
clar that -our rlshi nculrala have
been violated by all alike."
Thla definition of tho effect of the
war upon neutral led him to tho con
clusion that "inasmuch aa neutral
have to suffer, ncutrala will have to
be consulted before nation ro to war.
-Uur Interests to prevent war are
greater than ever before and the c
riflrea that we must make should b
greater than ever."
Daaaer of Allla Shown.
)1 dwelt upon tb possibilities of
de-irtlnc from th "safe and wise
policy of George Waahlngton to avoid
entangling alliances." and pointed out
that ailUnce with other nationa were
responsible for tbe participation of
several of the Kuropean nations to the
pre. ml viar. ......
-Yet. he eprd th thoucht that
to the extent of asreelnic with other
nationa to enforce the principles of the
Plan to enforce peace. It might be well
to break the precedents laid down by
-If." he a.aerte-d. "w can secor an
arranaement ny as-reement with Ku
ropean countries that win make war
le.s possible. e may well depart from
He evplsined then the plana and the
principles of the leracu to Knforce
-eace. lakins up the four lnts one
st a time.
He laid em;hsls on tho fsct that the
pros-ramme rails for no radical depart
ure from al practices among nations
and won lauchter from hla audience
when he declared:
rerrr.an.nl Institutions require no
radical r!iJti.-. However. I don't like
to bvfin with a premi.e that la apt to
meet with so much contradiction In this
community, which has so many Imagi
native throrlca of government.
Med ! reaalve" Itrlass I-aask.
-i'erroanent Institutions come step
by ste'. Advaneement follows natural,
ly and proare.aively "
II wa interrupted with laughter,
but uutckly explained:
-1 u th word procr!vIy In lts
distinctlviy normal vns. and not In,
a hl.tcri.-al way."
Th UJghter wa even more general'
lie eoucht then to evplaln that the
four print iples of the permanent peace1
plan were not without precedent. They
-re. natural, be declared, aa waa the
constitution of the I'ntted Slatea at the-
lim it wa framed.
11 took occasion hr to point th
error on Uladtone celebrated refer
ence to the American Constitution that
! wa th "most wondrfnl document
ver struck off by th mind of man."
-Il was not struck off." asserted Mr.
Taft. "but It was a natural develop
ment from tb continental charters."
He emphasized the lao distinguish
ing elements or tbe American Consti
tution th grt elf-rstralnt ser
need by tb peopl after they had won
thtr long-sought liberty, and th pro
vtso tor three distinctly branches of
goernmal executive, legislative and
tesvr-i aaae-at I Aaalyasd.
-Tha peop I . h pointed out. "wr
wl'llng tn subject themselves to th
final decision of th Judiciary when
ther realised that th permanenc ef
government depends on Justice to alii
peopl th minority as well aa the
H walksd ant ta lb extrem front
. " 1 If- -.'
bs; ii- is
edge of the stage, with hi hands fol
ed behind his back, as h expounded at
length on th position that the Su
preme Court representing; the Judicial
branch of the tJovernment holds In re
lation to the several atates.
II pointed out that the disputes be
tween th atates ar not settled by any
written law. but by the broad theory
of International law
II cited tha anclrnt dispute between
Connecticut and Pennsylvania over
possesion of the territory Including a
part of the famous Wyoming Valley In
Pennsylvania, and th controversy be
tween Kansas and Colorado over ri
parian rlghta In the Arkansas Klver. as
example cf how questlona between
states can be amicably adjusted with
out written law.
11 drew the conclusion that in sim
ilar manner questions between nations
can be settled.
lateraatlaaal I-av Explained.
"International law." he explained, "is
not a cod enacted by any particular
persons, but is adopted lists) tb com
mon law by acquiescence."
In similar manner, lie proposed, ques
tions at Issue can be settled by th In
ternational court as outlined by the
leacu to enforce peace.
II differentiated betwetn Justiciable
rases, that are subject to aettlement by
Judicial proceedings, and nonjustici
able cases that are not subject to such
The non-Justlclable cases, ha ex
plained, ar to bo settled by th pro
posed court of conciliation, the same as
th I'ntted slates has settled numerous
grave queationa that have arisen be
tween it and Its neighbors.
In thia connection be held up the
glaring example of the t'nited States
and Canada In preserving peace be
tween them for more thnn 100 years
without a single fortification on tbe
International boundary line
He referred also to the numerous dis
putes that have arisen between the two
countries which at the time threatened
war. but which subsequently were
' fair Play Desired.
"If we go Into an arbitration coun
cil to win every time." he asserted,
-wo tnlpht as well stay out.
-Arbitration, to be effective, la one
where you stand to lose and stand by
-Healthy arbitration l when one aide
doesn't like It- When both aides Ilka It,
the chances are that ther baa been a
"Those conditions hav prevailed In
the relation between the United States
and Canada, W ar In a position where
we can't Imagine war. International
relations, after all. are formed largely
b yhablts of mind.
-nl the awful retrospect that will fol
io wthe present war people will look
forward to some other means of set
tling their International dlf ferences.
Wsr will be revolting.
"All tills argues for conciliation. If
the licue between Austria and hervia
had been submitted to a board of con
ciliation we would not hav the world
conf.ict now raging. Franc did not
hav the sllchtest Interest in the dis
pute: Kneland did not hav the slight
est Interest In It, They permitted them
selves to b drawn Into It through
treaty alliances or through entente cor.
ieeker After War t Pay Penalty.
These declarations led him to an em
phatic argument In favor of the third
provision of the lesgue's progrsmme
that which would make It obligatory
upon all partlea to the agreement to
take sid -s asalnat th "one recalcitrant
member who persisted In bringing on a
war with another."
An to response to assumed opposition
to tho fourth provision an interna
tional congress to extend International
law ho asserted emphatically:
-I am her to advocate th af
firmative of It."
He answered posslbl charge that
such a court would seek to govern th
world through laws developing from Its
own derisions by th forcofully ex
-I am not afraid of Judge-mad law.
I am not afraid of th term. Judge
mai law. It la the bst law we have.
It la made by reconciling th crud ef
forts of the legislators who don't know
what th law Is.
"If w have a league of peace, such
a court and the decisions of such a
court will b more psarcful.
-So let us be ready to contribute to
a pear aa near permanent aa It is
poa.ibl to have."
Tbe ex-President wast loudly ac
claimed aa he finished speaking- and
remained on the stage for many min
ute to sbak hands with tho who
sought to congratulate Mm.
Hia spech concluded th opening
programme for th Bar Association
The people filed out as they had en
tered, under direction ot the ushers,
who hsd been recruited from amons;
the young attorneys of Portland and
who were In charge of Boon Csson.
on ot their numbor.
Judg Taft went from th Helllg
direct to th Union station, whanc h
departed on tha Southern Pacific
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JOHN B. VEO.X,
Shasta Limited at '5 60 for San Fran
cisco. WARNING OF CRISIS IS GIVEN
dicers at Kuitene Iron Mr. Taft'a
Voice in Pica for Armaments.
EUGENE. Or., Aug. 13. (Special.)
A warning of an Impending; crisis and
an appeal for Increased armaments
were offered by William Howard Taft
before a crowd of 700 persons that
surged about his train and drew him
out of the diner tonight. His appeal
for Increased armaments was met by a
tremendous applause that drowned the
voice of the speaker several times.
'I want to nervo you up to tho full
significance of the European crisis."
he said. "I want you to take a lesson
from the situation abroad.
"We must not allow ourselves to get
Into a helpless condition where other
nations can trample upon our rlghta.
"If you are not armed there are some
people who will respect you. but there
are others who will not. We hav to
prepare ouraelvea for those who will
Th train had already beftun to move
and th last words were shouted out
over the heads of the passing: crowd
In a dramatic fashion.
"Make your representatives go to
Washington and vote the money neces
sary to defend us!"
VETERANS VISIT MR. TAFT
Ei-Presldcnt Sends Best Wishes to
Oregon's Former Soldiers.
Colonel Cornelius Gardener, U. S. A.,
retired: Adjutant - General George A.
White. Oregon National Guard, and A.
W. Orton formed a committee from
Scout Younr Camp, United Spanish War
Veterans, that called upon ex-President
William It Taft yesterday at the Mult
nomah Hotel. Mr. Taft asked that the
committee convey his best wlahea to
H was told that Scout Young Camp
comprised the largest membership of
any unit of Philippine veterans in the
United States. He said:
"It Is no wonder, with th Second
Oregon located here."
RALPH WILLIAMS HOST
EX-PRESIDEXT IXJiCHEOJ! GUEST
AT ARLI.XUTO.v CLUB.
Crowded Scardole Prevents Mr. Taft
Grantloa- Aadlenee to Wernaa
Ralph Williams. Repjblican National
Committeeman for Oregon, was host to
ex-President Taft at th Arlington
Club at noon yesterdsy. The luncheon
was informal and no set addresses were
Following tha luncheon Mr. Taft was
escorted to the Helllg Theater, where
be addressed the Bsr Association, and
,e. . i. .. u, Williams and C H.
Carey, chairman of the reception com
mittee lor in lav- Aaen.iiiui
cort.-d the ex-President to the depot
where he took the :o0 train for San
In the morning a delegation from vne
Woman's Congressional Suffrage Union,
sought an audience with Mr. Taft, but
owing to the crowded schedule of hla
visit in Tortland he was obliged to de
cline to meet them.
The guests at tbo luncheon at tbe
Arlington yesterday were:
governor WIthycombe. Thomas B.
Kay. C N. McArthur. C W. Fulton.
Judge Itean. Judge Wolverton. E. E.
Piper. John F. Carroll. C S. Jackson,
Charles M. Moores, W. B. Ayer. T. B.
Wilcox. Hen Selling. A, U Mills, Wil
liam M. Ladd, J. C. Alnsworth. C. F.
Adams. D. M. Dunne, C. C. Colt, ex
Uovernor Gillett. of California; C A.
Johns. W. D. Wheelwright, Charles H.
Carey. John I-ewls. George M. Trow
bridge Judge Gilbert, J. D. Farrell, Dr.
A. E. Rockey. Phil Metschan, H. U Plt
tock. W. Lair Thompson. Jay Bower
man, Franklin T. Griffith.
CHILD FALLS INTO SHAFT
Otto Mill, 7, Ha Fractured Skull
From 10-Foot Drop.
Otto Mills. 7 yeara old. suffered a
fractured akull lata yesterday in fall
ing down the elevator shaft from the
first floor to th basement of the Royal
building, Broadway and Morrison
streste. The child had Just run In from
tb street with a girl companion. Wit
nesses ssy thst there were no bare to
prevent his walking into the shaft- Ho
fell about 10 feet, atrtklng on his head.
The boy Is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. R, Mills, of East Eighty-second and
Mapl streets. He la- expected to re
cover. - .
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INFORMAL RECEPTION HELD
Buffet Luncheon Served and Visitors
Meet Eacli Other; Women As
sist In Entertainment of Jur
ists Here for Session.
" Thirty judges of stato and Federal
courts were, guests of honor at the
Judges' reception, held at tbe Univer
sity Club last night by the Bar Asso
ciation of the Pacific Northwest.
The reception was informal and, as
the first big feature of Us kind in the
present convention, served to bring the
Visiting attorneys into a fine "get to
A buffet luncheon was served In the
main dining-room of the club and dur
ing the evening a musical programme
was offered by Jeffrey's orchestra.
Members of the reception committee
were M. E. Crumpacker, A. A. Hamp
ton, B. C. Dey, Harry Raffety and
R. A. Leiter. Patronesses: Mrs. J. N.
Teal, Mrs. Sanderson Reed, Mrs. F. E.
Fisher. Mrs. R. A. Leiter, Mrs. G. N.
Davis Mrs. Walter Evans, Mrs. C. A.
Hart. 'Mrs. Wallace McCamant and Mrs.
S. B. Huston.
Judges present and visiting guests
of honor not representing the bench
were: Judges L. T. Harris. Henry 1
Benson. H. J. Bean. F. A. Moore and
Clerk J C. Moreland, of the Oregon
Supreme Court: United States District
Judges C. E. Wolverton. R. S. Bean, of
Portland: Jeremiah Neterer. of Seattle;
Frank Rudkin. of Spokane. and
George Marsh, clerk of the Federal
COWashlngton Supreme Court Judges
E. N. Parker, of Olympla; Stephen .
Chadwick. Mark Fullerton and Wallace
Mount, also of Olympla.
Idaho District Court Judge C. A.
Davis, of Boise.
Washington Superior Court Judges
E C Mills, of Walla Walla; Ralph
Kauf fman. of Ellensburg: R. H Back,
of Vancouver; W. T. Darch, of Golden
dale' W. H. Pemberton, of Bellingham;
E H Wright, of South Bend, and
Jiidse Thomas E. Grady, North Yakima.
Oregon Circuit Court Judges G. V.
Phelps, of Pendleton; Gustav Anderson,
of Baker: W. U Bradshaw. of The
Dalles; Harry H. Belt, of Dallas; C. U.
Gantenbeln. G. N. Davis and R. U.
Morrow, of Portland; William Gallo
way, of Salem, and County Judge T. J.
Among the visitors were: Mayor
H R. Albee. C: C. Colt, president Cham
ber of Commerce; Blaine Hallock,
president Transportation Club; O. C.
Leiter city editor of the Journal;
Rufus Hoi man. County Commissioner;
Hugh Hume, editor of the Spectator;
Ralph E. Williams, Portland, and Sen
ator Harry Lane.
DISTHICT ATTORNEYS BAXQCET
Benson Hotel Is Scene of Evening
Gathering by Visitors.
District Attorneys of Washington and
Oregon were entertained -at a banquet
at the Benson Hotel last night- A meet
ing of the Washington District Attor
neys will be held this morning for elec
tion of officers, and at s:0 the Oregon
District Attorneys will meet to con
sider th advisability of forming in this
state an organisation similar to that of
C G. Jeffers, of Grant County, pre
sided over the. meeting last. night as
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BRUSH FREE IF THE BRISTLES
toastmaster. Speakers of the evening
were Judges Jeremiah Neterer, of Seat
tle, and K. H. Back, of Clarke County,
Washington, and Prosecuting Attor
neys Brown, of Bellingham. and Lun
diii, of Seattle. Scott Z. Henderson, of
Olympia, gave a response to the toast
Immediately following tho banquet
tho guests went to the University Club,
where the judges' reception was being
held. About 25 District Attorneys were
present at the banquet.
BIG FOOT TRACKS BETRAY
Hillsboro Reports Arrest or Alleged
HILLSBORO, Or., Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) Sheriff Reeves yesterday ar
rested Fritz Thoma, a giant Swiss,
who had in his possession a cow stolen
from Alexander Bonser, of Multnomah
County. The Sheriff found Thoma in
a woodcutter's cabin, and when notified
he was under arrest the fugitive broke
through the house and made for the
timber. The Sheriff caught him, how
ever, by tripping him, and it took two
assistants to put the handcuffs on the
"Thorna was convicted for cattle
stealing in Multnomah and paroled,
and will now go to the penitentiary
for violation ofxhls parole. The thief
has the largest feet in the Northwest,
and it was through this means that
he was tracked to within five miles
of where the officer caught him.
It is said of Thoma on tho Linnton
road that he can easily carry a live
yearling steer under each arm. It is
supposed that in his five years of op
eration that Thoma has stolen over
60 head of cattle
MINERAL HEARING 0PEMS
Contest Over Alkali Lake, Worth
$20,000,004, Being Made.
Papers were filed and five witnesses
were examined to show the character
of the bed of Alkali Lake and, inci
dentally, to determine tbe ownership
of salino mineral lands in Lake County
valued at nearly J20.000.000 at the
hearing opened yesterday morning be
fore Edward G. Worth. United States
Surveyor-General of Oregon, at the
The hearing in Portland will con
tinue all week and will then be trans
ferred to Lake Butte for a session of
at least two more weeks.
Tho Oregon Borax Company is at
tacking ownership of the property by
OREGON PERMIT REFUSED
Scheme of Delaware Loan Company
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 23. (Special.)
Corporation Commissioner Schulder
man today denied the American Bank
ing Credit 'Company, with head quar
ters in Chicago and incorporated in
Delaware, a permit to do business in
this state. The company has an in
vestment and loan scheme which Mr.
Schulderman has decided is not feasi
ble. He does not believe it can make
th loans promised with its means of
To do business it Oregon, according
to Mr. Schulderman, the company
would have to comply with the building
and loan laws and the banking laws,
which It has not Intimated it would do.
Pittsburg Pastor Speaks.
Rev Maurice Ruben, of Pittsburg.
Pa-, editor of the "Glory of Israel."
spoke to a large audience at the Y. M.
C A. auditorium last night on the
topic. "The Picking of the Crop." He
dealt with present world conditions, re
garding the situation as th fulfillment
of phophecy. Rev. and Mrs. Ruben will
speak tonight at Centenary M. E.
Church. This will b their last appear
ance in this city.
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DRAFTSMAN'S BODY, NUDE, FOUND
HANGING IN WAREHOUSE.
Deed Is Attributed to Affliction From
Incurable Disease Rambling
Leaving behind him a brief, unsigned
sketch, entitled "The Letter He Left,"
James H. Kouns, graduate of the Uni
versity of Oregon, draftsman by occu
pation, stripped off his clothes some
time Sunday night and hung himself
by a towel fastened to a hook on the
wall of a rear room at 54 First street.
His body was found yesterday morning
by H. E. Cowgill, secretary of the
Hammond Manufacturing Company, by
which company Kouns had been em
ployed during the past year and a half.
Kouns was last seen alive at 4 P. M.
Sunday in the shops of the manufac
Before hanging himself. Kouns re
moved all his clothes, but kept on his
glasses. An incurable disease is
thought to have been responsible for
Kouns was 30 years old, unmarried
and is not known to have had any
relatives in Portland except a foster
mother living at 4S1 Yamhill street.
Written in pencil on a yellow sheet,
in the pocket of Kouns' coat, which
was lying on the floor, was a ram
bling message purporting to apprise
some one of an accident, the victim of
which had bwn taken to ft hospital
it,:? t i:
In obtaining the exclusive motion
picture service of Sam Bernard, reput
ed to be the highest-salaried comedy
star on the stage today, the Famous
Players have secured the most notable
acquisition to the screen ever effected.
Through the media of his long list of
celebrated stage successes, Mr. Bernard
has made hundreds of thousands laugh.
With the wide latitude of the screen,
millions will now be able to follow his
side-splitting antics and his inimitable
methods of comedy portrayal. This
fact possesses added interest because
of the numerous efforts made by lead
ing feature concerns for a long time
past to induce this noted star to accept
a contract for screen work. Mr. Ber
nard will be the attraction at tho Peo
ples Theater for three days starting
Thursday, in his funniest characteriza
tion, "Poor Schmaltz."