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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
S WILL REFUSE
WIFE IN JAIL, HUBBY
TRIES TO WED; JAILED
M R S. E. ZELLEKS PEERIXG
FROM CELL NIPS ROJLiXCE.
DEVELOPMENT OF BIG
TIMBER TRACT LOOMS
ECCLES INTERESTS SEEK -TO
BXT5T UNITED RAIL WAV.
MAY BE FREED SOON
VICTORY AT POLLS
TO SIGN, THEY SH
EMBARGO ON SHIP COXSTRCC-
TION TO BE LIFTED.
NOT GUILTY, IMSANE
Girl Who Poisoned Lover's
Peace Terms Raise Storm
of Bitter Protest.
STRIKES ARE ON INCREASE
Red Revolt Makes Nation Im
t mune to Renewed War.
IEUTON ASSEMBLY CALLED
Meeting Will Take Place In Berlin
Ma j 12 German Press and Of
ficials Express Deep Gloom.
BERLIN, Slay 3. (By the Associated
Press.) The people, though fairly
stricken dumb by the peace terms, are
now recovering' sufficiently to declare
that Germany cannot and will not sign
the compact, no matter what comes.
Strikes are increasing and bolshevism
and opartacan uprising of the past two
months have, if anything, made Ger
mans immune to the possible horrors
which are to be anticipated if they are
' again plunged into war, according to
the best opinion here.
There exists a small group of Ger
mans, chiefly conservatives, who pre
fer to see the entente occupy the whole
country than, to have it bolshevik, but
they are in the dwindling minority.
Bodies to Take Time.
Reports from the Versailles corres
pondent emphasize the feeling of
amazement and excitement which pre
vailed in. reading of the terms of the
peace treaty. All the correspondents
agree that no hasty decision will be
reached. A fortnight is allowed the
Germans for an answer and this time
will be used for careful consideration
of the demands and the preparation of
counter suggestions, the correspondent
There. Is much speculation In Berlin
-as to whether the terms represent
maximum demands which may be re
duced or whether they are minimum
According to the Berlin Zettung am
Mi t tag the. delegation at Versailles will
carefully avoid any bargaining, but
will present definite, clearcut counter
propositions which in part have al
ready been prepared.
Wilson Is Assailed.
"These counter proposals," the news
paper declares editorially, "will be
based on the 14 points so disgracefully
abandoned by President Wilson. If the
German people had to vote on these
terms, as a whole, there would not be
Jn the whole empire a single 'yes.'
Force without measure or limit that
used to be a. Wilson phrase; and the
Wilson peace offered us yesterday falls
In this category, instead of on his 14
After a five-hour session of the Ger
man cabinet Thursday Philip Scheide
mann, the chancellor, delivered a
speech to the committee appointed to
consider the treaty. After comparin
the most important conditions laid
down by the allies In connection with
President Wilson's 14 points, Sehefde-
mann is reported to have raid:
Ihese conditions are nothing else
than death for Germany, but the gov
ernment must discuss this document of
hatred and madness with sobriety."
Differences to Be Shown.
The chancellor indicated that the
German delegation at Versailles had
been instructed to hand a note to the
allies showing the difference between
the treaty terms and President Wil
son's 14 points, and submit counter
proposals and endeavor to start an oral
discussiion. He. expressed the hope
mat tne peace conditions would be
considered with good will by both
parties and that a satisfactory result
would be reached.
BERNE. Switzerland, May 9. (Havas.
The German national assembly has
been called to meet in Berlin Monday,
VERSAILLES, May 5. (Havas.) The
German delegates to the peace con
gross conferred among themselves last
night until midnight.
Delegates no to Berlin.
Six members of the mission have left
for Berlin, three of these being news
paper men who are reported to hav
ocen commissioned to begin a press
campaign at home.
PARIS, May 9. (Havas.) The Ger
man delegates in their answer to the
peace terms, newspapers say, will
propose especially to assume the bur
den of making reparation only for
damage caused in northern France an
.Belgium. une papers say it is
unlikely the .allies will refuse the
proposition. The German delegates, it
is alleged, also intend to give battle
over the question of the Saar valley,
Danzig, the former German colonies
and military occupation.
LONDON, May 9. In a review of
German opinion on the terms of peace,
telegraphed here, Reuter's Berlin cor
respondent says that a remark heard
on all sides in Berlin is: "Rather an
archy than such slavery, and that all
the people are discussing the conse
quences of a refusal by Germany to
sign the treaty.
"President Wilson, continues th
correspondent, "is particularly the ob
Jeet of criticism, although there are
(.Concluded on luge 0, Column 3.).
Mr. Zellcrs, Whose Alias Is Edward
Clarke, Foiled at Vancouver and
Charged With Bigamy.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 9. (Spe
cial. Edward Clarke, 34, a cook, giv
ing his residence as Cleveland, O., was
I a happy man today; and why should he
not be? Miss Margaret McGowan, a
waitress of 27 years and a resident of
Portland, had consented to becomehis
wife. The two came to Vancouver and
planned to be married at the most pop
ular Gretna Green in the Pacific north
west and return to Portland, where
they would "live happily ever after"
and a day.
They reached the courthouse and were
going in at ther front entrance wnen
woman prisoner in the lower part of
the jail saw them and recognized the
ridegroom-to-be. At once she went
to the sheriffs office and said she had
an intimation that a man who had just
ntered the courthouse was intending
to be married and that she had serious
bjections to his doing so.
"Well, he is my husband, and is not
ivorced from me," she said simply.
By this time Clarke had secured a
icense to marry, the witness Deing
Fred Wainwright, and had gone across
the street to the office - of W. S. T.
Derr, Justice of the peace, who was to
Clarke was taken over to the sher-
ffs office, and the woman prisoner
said that his name is not Clarke, but
Edward Zellers,- so she swore out a
warrant for his arrest on a charge of
Mrs. Zellers is serving a sentence In
the jail for using indecent and -abusive
anguage, being sentenced to 30 days in
Jail and fined $5 0, which she could
And the Clarke-Edwards . romance
was burst at the very altar. He would
ave been married in Just a few mo
ments and was stopped by his wife,
who had recognized him by peering
through the iron bars of a county jail.
The Zellers were married in Portland
County Attorney Tates tomorow will
file a charge of attempted bigamy
against Clarke, who now is In jail, as
the witness, Wainwright, charged
MEXICANS AFTER BANDITS
Government Troops In Pursuit of
Raiders of Cananea.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., May 9. Mexican
government troops have been ordered
to Cananea, Sonora, where seven per
sons were killed this morning and 21
injured during a raid by bandits. The
dead include the chief of police, four
policemen and two civilians.
Quantities of stores were comman
deered and a receipt signed Jose
Suarez Villa" was given by the bandit
leader for $22,000 American gold taken
from the Banco Mercantile, owned by
Frank Proctor of Los Angeles and J. M.
Gibbs, American consular agent at
FARMER KILLED BY AUTO
A. r. May of Pendleton Dies In
stantly When Machine Overturns
PENDLETON", Or., May 9. (Special.)
A. F. May, well-known Pendleton
farmer, was killed instantly this morn
ing when his automobile overturned
as he was on the way to town from his
ranch. His neck was broken.
Mr. May had been a resident of TJma
tilla county for many years and was at
one time owner of the iron works here,
He was 5S years old and a past grand
master of the Oddfellows' lodge. He is
survived by a widow, a son, Marcus
May, now surveying near Portland, and
CHICAGO RESTING EASIER
City Passes Night Without Single
Serious Crime Report.
CHICAGO, May 9. Last night having
passed, for the first time in, many
months without a larcenous crime of
major moment. Chief of Police Garrity
today announced that, in his opinion.
Chicago is practically free of bandits.
safe-blowers and burglars.
Three weeks ago the police started to
arrest every known crook In sight and
500 of them now are locked up or have
left town. Chief Garrity said. It is
probably the greatest raid of its kind
ever made in the country.
PLANES TO GUARD FORESTS
Patrol of National Holdings to Start
Soon After June 1.
WASHINGTON, May 9. Patrol of
national forests by army airplanes to
give early warning of forest fires will
begin June 1 with the Inauguration of
two patrol routes from March Field,
near Riverside, Cal.
On the same day observations cover
ing a large part of the Angeles nar
tlonal forest will be , started from a
captive balloon stationed over the army
balloon school near Arcadia, Cal.
LOSSES IN EGYPT TOTALED
British Casualties Light as Com
pared With Rioters'.
LONDON. Thursday, May 8, via Mon
treal. Total military casualties in the
disorders in Egypt for the last two
months were: Five British officers
killed and six wounded; other ranks,
18 killed and 50 wounded: Indian troops,
six killed and 25 wounded.
The casualties among the rioters are
estimated at under 1000.
Wife Held in Custody.
DEFENDANT URiS AT FATE
'rosecution,vjores Man Who
Urged Jtim to Deed.
URY OUT NEAR TWO HOURS
Spectators Weep as Decision Is An
nounced; Mother Bows Head
SEATTLE. May 9. (Special.) Ruth
Garrison, 18-year-old girl, who con
fessed to the poisoning of Mrs. Grace
G. Storrs, her rival for the love of D.
M. Storrs, on March 18 last, late today
was found not guilty because of men
tal irresponsibility at the time of the
The Jury was given the case at 8:12
M. and returned with a verdcit at 5
o'clock. Under instructions given by
the court, the Jury returned affirma
tive answers to three of four points
Whether the defendant committed
the crime charged; whether the jury
acquits her because of her insanity or
mental irresponsibility at the time of
the commission of the crime; whether
her insanity or mental irresponsibility
continues and exists at the time of the
Girl Blast Be Held.
Under the state law the court is com
pelled, as a result of the verdict, to
sentence Miss Garrison to the state
penitentiary at Walla Walla for treat
ment for the criminally Insane. But as
there are no accommodations at the
penitentiary for women of this type
she will be transferred to the state
hospital for feeble-minded at Medical
Lake. For the present she will re
main In custody of the King county
Smiling, Miss Garrison received the
verdict, then with a laugh she kissed
her mother. Of the two women Jurors,
one- sobbed as the verdict was read and
several of the male jurors cried. Many
spectators were moved to tears. Miss
Garrison, as she was led from the court
room, was laughing gaily.
Freedom Not Asked.
Ending of the Garrison case followed
four hours of closing arguments for the
state and defense, in which attorneys
for Miss Garrison told the jury they did
not ask the girl's entire freedom
rather they thought she should ba con
fined in some state Institution for
treatment for the criminally insane.
Her relatives also desired this, they
For the state. Prosecutor J. T. Car-
xnody asked the Jury: "Are we to de
dare an open season on human beings
Concluded on Page 5. Column 1.)
t ' THE TAXPAYERS' DILEMMA. j
II - r y
Spanning of 10-Mile Gap hy New
Construction Necessary; Saw
mill Is Considered.
Early development of the great tim
ber tract In Washington county, held
by the Eccles interests, is heralded in
an announcement made yesterday that
D. C. Eccles of Salt Lake is negotiating
for the purchase of the United Rail
ways, the electric railroad owned by
the Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific and running from Linnton 19
miles west of Wilkesboro. The nego
tiations, are in progress at St. Paul,
with indications that they will be con
The first Intimation that such a
transaction was under way was re
ceived in Portland last night In an
Associated Press dispatch from St.
Paul, where D. C. Eccles is dealing
directly with 'the head officer of the
Great Northern and Northern Pacific
Mr. Eccles went there purposely to buy
the United Railways at a figure said
to be in the neighborhood of $2,000,000.
Reports that the Mormon church is
interested in the purchase are denied
by Mr. Eccles, who said that he was
personally negotiating for ownership
of the property.
Improvement of Holdings Aim.
"We have some timber interests,"
said Mr. Eccles, "and we think our
holdings could be improved if the line
can be bought. Negotiations have not
progressed far enough to say when the
deal will be closed."
The timber interests referred to by
Mr. Eccles are the acreage formerly
known as the DuBois tract and bought
by Mr. Eccles and his accoslates a year
ago. They are operating under the
name of the Oregon Timber company,
of "which Mr. Eccles Is president, and
Charles T. Early, of Portland, vice-
president, treasurer and general man
The timber tract is about ten miles
northwest of Wilkesboro. the present
terminus of the United Railways. If
the purchase of this line, which is elec
trically operated, is concluded, it will
be necessary for this ten-mile gap to
be spanned by new construction. It is
expected to begin this immediately, ac
cording to Raymond Early, who is as
sociated with his father and Mr. Eccles
in the Oregon Lumber company.
Details Not Determined.
Further than the construction of the
railroad into the tract the detailed
plans of development are not decided
upon. Mr. Early said last night that
a large mill might be built upon the
property, or that the timber might be
logged off and hauled to Linnton. If
the latter course is followed, it is likely
that a large mill will be constructed
convenient to the Linnton terminus.
The land owned by the Oregon Lum
ber company includes 27,000 acrese cov
ered with a heavy stand of timber,
chiefly Douglar fir. It is probable that
other timber tracts in the same vicinity
would be served and that the entire
project will lead to one of the most im
portant of recent developments in Ore
gon lumbering. The additional rail
road to be built will require some heavy
construction. If work can be begun
soon, it is expected that it will be
completed by next spring and that
logging operations can be started
Railway Lease Once Sought.
It is understood that the Eccles in-
(.Concluded on Page 4, Coiumn CI.
THE TAXPAYERS' DILEMMA-
Destruction of Hearst's
Photo Is Censured.
HOSPITALITY HELD VIOLATED
Captain Nease Shows No Sign
of Repenting His Act.
LAD'S FATHER WITH SON
District Attorney Told to Go on and
Prosecute Case If He Feels
That It Is His Duty.
Recent contemplation of the art gal
lery of the Portland Press club, second
floor of the Elks building turn to
your right reveals the continued ab
sence of William Randolph Hearst's
facial photo map from the corridor
The curious discern a framed void,
a brass name-plate, "Wm. Randolph
Hearst, the San Francisco Examiner,"
flanked by the portraits of other news
papermen whose records spared their
portraits the knife slashing that bereft
the companion frame of its tenant.
It is obvious to all beholders that
Captain Duncan E. Nease, late of the
American overseas artillery, late of
Chateau-Thierry and Soissons, and more
recently of the victory loan drive
speakers" staff, has not felt the stir
of contrition, nor yet been impelled to
restore the picture of William Ran
dolph, which he cut from its gilt frame
on Monday afternoon, in celebration of
Oregon's climax to the victory loan
quota. And this despite the fact that
Marshall N. Dana, director of the vic
tory loan publicity bureau, has de
Damage Not Repaired.
For the matter of that, both Captain
Nease and his father, M. G. Nease, well
known Portland lumberman, have not
receded the breadth of a bumblebee's
whisker from their position. And their
position is based upon the abiding be
lief that the destruction of Hearst's
portrait was in a sense a public serv
ice, calling for no apology or restitu
tion. Wholly aside from the abolition of
the picture Itself and declaring that
neither officials nor members of the
Portland Press club hold briefs for
Hearst and his notorious wartime poli
cies,' the executive board of the press
club, in session assembled, has sup
ported Mr. Dana and asked for an
apology from Captain Nease. " The at
titude of the club officials is that the
act was a breach of hospitality on the
part of the ex-artillery officer, com
mitted while the precincts of the club
sheltered the publicity bureau of the
As for the proffer of Nease Sr. to
restore to the Hearstlan frame the
1 Concluded on rage 2. Column 2 )
Cablegram From President Author
izing Contracts for Foreign Ac
count Expected Hourly.
OREGON I AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 9. A cablegram from
President Wilson lifting the embargo
on the construction of steel ships for
foreign account is expected hourly, ac
cording to a statement of Representa
tive Fred A. Britten of Illinois. An
effort has been made to induce the
president to remove this embargo in
the Interest of labor, it -was learned
Representative Britten, who has Just
returned to Washington after an ex
tended tour of Inspection of the various
naval stations on the Pacific coast,
"Since my return to Washington. I
have had repeated conferences at the
White House and at the shipping board.
In the interest of the shipbuilders of
the Pacific coast and I am quite cer
tain that the embargo which prevents
shipbuilders from accepting foreign
contracts will be lifted without further
"Members of the committee on naval
affairs were impressed with the Im
portance of the Immediate removal of
a ridiculous embargo which prevented
American labor and material from
going into ships for foreign govern
ments and corporations, while at the
same time raw material was going to
Japan to be fabricated and erected Into
ships, the very contracts for which had
first been offered to American ship
"A serious injustice Is being done to
capital and labor invested in a num
ber of shipbuilding plants on the Pa
cific coast which are now idle-and
which are in a position to obtain con
tracts on a lucratve basis."
HUSBAND ASKS FOR TANK
Kentnckian Would Traverse Roads
Quickly to Keep Peace With Wife.
WASHINGTON. May 9. Tanks helped
end the war in Europe: a Kentucky
mountaineer thinks one might help end
domestic warfare for him.
Up in the mountains where he lives.
this man writes the war department.
the roads get very bad: almost impass
able. After a. hard rain his horse makes
slow going and he often does not reach
home until very late at night. His
wife rather doubts that bad roads are
"I have heard that these tanks travel
over impassable ground at good speed,"
he writes, "so when the government
disposes of its surplus war material
please send me one so I can get home
on time, ana live in peace witn my
AMBASSADOR PAGE TO QUIT
Resignation Not Caused by View on
Italian Crisis, It Is Said.
PARIS. May 9. (By the Associated
Press.) Thomas Nelson Page, the
American ambassador to tlaly. has made
known his Intention to resign after the
conclusion of peace, it was stated in
high quarters in Paris today.
Ambassador Page has contemplated
this step for the past two years, and
it has no relation to the recent tension
over the withdrawal of the Italian del
egation from the peace conference. The
ambassador's efforts to restore rela
tions have led to the circulation of re
ports that he differed with President
Wilson, but it is stated in authorita
tive circles that these reports are un
warranted. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTETtDATS Maximum temperature, SO
degrees: minimum. 4'J degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate westerly winds.
Wilson sticks to position on Fiuma question,
Peace terms aronne no interest among Ger
man people. Ps.se. 4.
British rritl'-lse United S'ates' possession of
German liners. Fane. 4.
Western boys lie for days unburied. Pane T.
Germans say they will not sign treaty.
More than hillion In victory bonds to b soid
today. Page 3.
Government effort to stabilize steel prices
abandoned. Page 12.
republicans asked to voica expression on
pea:a treaty. Pace 8.
Filers expected to make dash from Halifax
today. Page -.
Shipbuilders may soon be able to take for
eign rontracts. Page 1.
Republicans plan no sweeping partisan In
vestigations. Pago T.
American lesion spurns invitation from Chi
cago. Page. 2.
Huth Garrison held Inssne.Vbut acquitted on
murder charge. rage 1.
Max Lewis, bandit, seen near Washougal
river. Page 6.
Cook goes to Vancouver to wed waitress, but
romance is nipped as cook's wife spies on
him from Jail cell. Page 1.
Pacific Coast league results: Portland s,
Seattle 1; Loa Angeles 4. San Francisco 3:
Oregon Agricultural college track team de
feats Oregon !t-til. Page 15.
Oakland 3. Vernon 2: Sacramento 3, Salt
Lake 2. Paga 14.
Scholastic teams enter Eugene meet. Page 15.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon winter wheat condition 102 per cent.
Chicago corn bearlshly affected by crop re
port. Page 23.
Oils and marines strong feature of wall
street speculation, page 23.
Camera to record fitting out on City of
Kureka. Pago 22.
Portland and Vicinity.
Teachers predict victory at polls. Page X.
Eccles Interests seek to buy lnlted Rail
ways. Pago 1.
Press club officials say Captain Nease vio
lated club's hospitality. Pace 1.
Missionaries wanted for work in foreign
lands. Page 36.
Police and robbers stags pistol duel. Page 17.
Couple married 2V years separated. Page 24.
WcalUcr report, data and forecast. Page 2o.
Opposition Doubtful as to
Result of Election.
LABOR TO SUPPORT MEASURE
Educators Receiving High
Wage Bone of Contention.
LARGE VOTE IS FORECAST
Polls Open at Noon and Remain at
Disposal of Voters Until 8
o'clock In the Uvcnin-.
Complete confidence on the part of
Portland school teachers and their
friends and dubious presentiments from
the opposition mark the reeling pre
vailing In Portland on the eve of the
special school election today, at which
the electorate will be asked to au
thorize 531.000 for the purpose of In
creased salaries of the 1262 persons
now in the employ of district No. 1.
The polls will be open from 12 o'clock
noon today until S o'clock this evening
and only taxpayers and those interest
ed in taxpaying companies may vote.
"We expect to win by a substantial
majority." said Clarence M. Eubank,
secretary of the Citizens' Educational
league, who has been active in the
teachers' campaign. "The Issue has
been presented quite generally, be
tween 50 and 100 meetings having been
held daily during the last week.
"While we expect some opposition,
we have confidence that the measure
will carry. The question is clear cut.
It is simply whether the citizens of
Portland will give their teachers a rea
sonable Increase in order that they may
meet living conditions."
Result Declared la Doubt.
James B. Kerr, member of the execu
tive board of the committee of one
hundred, which adopted a resolution
suggesting a smaller cum to be voted
upon and an Increase for only those
teachers receiving the lowest salaries,
expressed himself as in doubt concern
ing the outcsof the election.
"The outcome of the election, as I
view the developments, will be much
like the flip of a coin." he said. "If
the election is lost, as I hope it will be.
and I believe I voice the sentiment of
the committee of one hundred, every
thing possible will be done to call an
other election and give a living wag
to all Portland school teachers.
"We realize something must be done
for teachers receiving as low as $800
a year, but we do not believe the elec
tion has been presented in the right
way nor do we believe the large sum
of $531,000 is necessary. Authorizing
such a large sum at this time would do
no particular harm, except that it might
injure the chances of the teachers in
1921 when they ask for another bonus.
The total expense of holding an elec
tion is only $1000 and another election,
could be called under right conditions.
Smaller Sum Held Adequate.
Tre-election gossip says the school
board would not be displeased if the
voters failed to approve the measure.
The board has been quoted as saying
that the election was brought at the
request of the teachers who refused
to accept a smaller sum and that the
board would prefer to call another elec
tion for a sum which it could dis
tribute at its own discretion.
"Since the school board has deter
mined how the $531,000 is to be divided
the situation has been cleared up to
some extent, but the fact remains that
teachers receiving more than $2000 art
not necessarily entitled to an addi
While the teachers believe the spe
cial tax will carry there has been con
siderable talk among them as to the
feasibility of forming a union, should
it fail, and forcing the taxpayers to
Teachers 1 aloa Discussed.
"There has been no official discus
sipn of tho matter." t,aid Mrs. Jennie
Richardfon, president of the Portland
Grade Teachers' association, "but ru
mors "concerning the advisability of or
ganization arc in the air. We must
take into consideration that there are
many conservative instructors who
would be slow to take such action.
The strength of the conservative ele
ment is difficult to determine as Its
members have little to say. Person
ally. I am Inclined to belong to this
group. However, in some form or an
other, Portland teachers will keep at
the public until salaries are increased."
"Nothing has come to me from Port
land school teachers in definite form,
but there is no doubt that the country
is drifting toward unionism." said Mr.
Grout. "1 believe In unions, but as to
the teachers forming locals I am un
informed. There are 47 teachers' unions
In the middle west. They were organ
ized because economic conditions com
pelled their existence.
"I believe the election will carry. I
have talked with many business men
of the city and it seems to be the
opinion of the public that the teacher
are entitled to just compensation."
TCuton Reports Are Desled.
Denial that unions may be formed to
force higher salaries -was made yester
day by William Parker, principal of the
Vernon school and member of the Prin
cipals' association. "There has been
some talk of forming unions among the
teachers," he said. "Portland school
teachers already are organized into
l-ontludcd on 1 ago