Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 13, 1919, Image 1

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VOL. L.VIII. 0. 18,371
Knterd at Portland (Oreion)
potn'fr Prond-C!a. Matter.
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Mr. Taft Outlines Cause
King and Queen Worship
at Santa Barbara.
Spanish Fathers in Line Lead
Solemn Procession.
Somen enter monastery
Following Mass King Plants Trees
to Memorialize Visit; Flange
in Ocean Follows.
llbert. king- of the Belgians, with his
nsort and the duke of Brabant, at
ended mass today in the historic mis
sion of Santa Barbara. The scene
within the ancient church was in
striking contrast to the pomp of the
service in Boston's cathedral last
.-'unday. but no less colorful.
Franciscan friars in their dark-
brown habits waited upon the gray
stone steps to receive their majesties.
and a throng of the parishioners had
athered around the doors when the
royal cars approached. The Spanish
fathers formed In line and led the
procession, wnue tour Ol mem neia a
canopy over the royal Belgians as
they filed slowly down the aisle. The
king and queen dipped their fingers
n holy water and crossed themselves
reverently when they passed the sa
cred portals.
Entrant Royalty's Flint.
They were ushered to seats at the
left of the altar upon the sanctuary
which never before had received a
ruling monarch, although it had been
a place of worship for 131 years. All
three knelt as the simple service be
can and followed the mass devoutly.
Sisters of St. Vincent and St. Francis
sat Just back of the king's entourage,
but the cowled and long-cloaked
monks had a room apart.
The Belgians were welcomed by
Father Julius, the superior of the
order which has conducted the mis
sion aince, it. was Jounded In 17S5 Jay.
Father Fermine Lasuen. The original
adobe structure was destroyed by an
earthquake in 1311 and the one which
now stands was dedicated In 1S20.
Father Julius greeted them not only
in the name of his own priests, but
in that of "all the Franciscan friars
up and down the coast and every
loyal Catholic who worships every
where In the church, which, after loy
alty to Cod. teaches the virtue of
patriotism. a virtue of which the
Belgian king and people have given
so illustrious an example.
Wnmen Eater Monastery.
After the mass the party filed into
the mission churchyard, where the
king planted a cypress and an orange
tree to memorialise his visit there.
The queen was the first woman In 1)
eara to pass inside the garden walla
The last before her was Mrs. William
McKinley. wife of the ex-presidenL
The Countess de Caraman-Chimay and
Mrs. Brand Whitlock passed In also
with the queen. All three were greet
ed cordially, although the law of the
church forbids the passage of women
within the walls of a monastery ex
cept by special dispensation.
From the church the king and his
physician were driven to the beach
at Miramar. where they plunged into
the ocean and swam out to the end
of the pier, sporting about in tha
water without a rest for fully half
an hour. The queen did not go In.
but followed them to the beach and
fr.napped their pictures. She wore a
long tan-colored coat of silk and
white canvas shoes.
King Cases Paeifie.
The king and J. M. Nye. chief spe
cial agent of the state department,
took a long motor ride this afternoon
and Albert drove. They went In and
out among the mountains of the
coast range, with frequent stops for
bis majesty to tramp up the hillsides.
At he gazed out over the Pacific he
exclaimed :
"It is bard to realise that but three
weeks ago I was in Brussels."
At Mountain Ridge, not far from
Kamslake canyon, the king told Nye
he was thirsty. The state department
agent started in search of a ell and
found one at the home of Mrs. John
Brinkerhoff. Albert followed close
"Mrs. Brinkerhoff." said Nye. "this
Is his majesty, the king of the Bel
gians." "Go on." scoffed the owner of the
well. "You ean"t kid me."
"But. madam, it is so." Interposed
the king.
"You may be a Belgian." said Mrs.
Brinkerhoff. "but you are not the
king, for 1 knw how be looks."
Vnan rtaally Cnnvlnr.
the finally was convinced but her
nbimuiMr.: was no greater than
that of his majesty.
Crown Prince Leopold took a long
tramp over the mountains with Major
W". W. Hoffman, military attache of
the United States embassy at Brus
sels. Later he went for a swim.
The queen last night commanded
Lieutenant Roy V. Williams, aide to
Rear Admiral Long and who waa
decorated two days ago as an officer
of the royal crown, to play American
ragtime for her on the piano at the
Lome of Milliara H. Bliss. It is the
first time she had beard such music,
atd It is not known whether or not
iCeac.udcd ea Face 2. Column 2.)
Workers at Agricultural Experi
ment Stations Said to Have
Achieved Great Results.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Oct. IS. (Spe
ciaL) Perfection by government agri
culturists of species of wheat and
barley adaptable to the Alaskan cli
mate has made available as a great
grain-growing region a tract of more
than 0,000 square miles along the
Yukon, according to John Rustgard.
former United States district attor
ney at Juneau, who arrived in Seattle
Sunday. Mr. Rustgard declared that
amasing results had been achieved
by workers at the agricultural ex
periment stations established in Alas
ka by the federal government.
"Varletiee of wheat and barley that
ripen before frost, which usually
comes about August 15 in the Yukon
res Ion. have been perfected." he said.
"And some of these are said by ex
perts to be superior to grain now
grown, in the United States and Can
ada. The grain is harder and the
ears larger. Some of the new varie
ties grown in Alaska have yielded
an average of 45 bushels to the acre.
This work has been done with a view
to opening up Alaska as a great
grain-producing country at experi
ment stations In Fairbanks, Circle
City. Sitka and elsewhere. The great
tract of country thus made available
for wheat and barley culture r.ow
awaits the coming of hardy pioneers."
In addition to the 50,000 square
miles of available wheat - growing
land along the Tukon operated by
government experts. Mr. Rustgard
said there was about an equal area
suitable for pasturing. "It will be
hard work for the pioneers, but I am
convinced that the region is going to
be developed as one of the world's
great granaries," he concluded.
sale to japan denied
Hawaiian Sugar Planters Say V.'S.
Will Get Entire Crop.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. Judge Sid
ney Ballou. attorney for the Hawaiian
Sugar Planters' association, in
statement here today, denied that next
year's Hawaiian sugar crop had been
sold to Japanese Interests, as stated
by Senator Smoot of Utah during the
course of debate in the senate on the
sugar shortage.
"The entire Hawaiian crop," said
Judge Ballou's statement, "has been
sold to two sugar refineries in Cali
fornia, the California and Hawaiian.
and the western. It will be refined
on the Pacific coast 'and distributed
to consumers. No sale to the Japa-
as tiaw-evei -been cxinne-mpTaTPo. The
Hawaiian planters would consider it
an act of disloyalty to divert their
supplies from their own country in
time of need and there is nothing in
their record of unswerving support of
the administration during the war
which would Justify the circulation of
such a report.
Trio Taken From Train at La
Grande, Held for Utah.
LA GRANDE, Or., Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) Two men and a woman, be
lieved to have been Implicated in the
bank robbery at Brigham, Utah, re
cently, were arrested here today by
Sheriff Warnlck and Deputies Mc
DowelL Driscoll and Railroad Officer
Hannan. They gave their names as
Bill Underwood. Jim Miller and Mrs.
E. M. McCarthy.
The arrest was made on a tele
graphic warrant which was received
by Sheriff Warnlck 12 minutes before
train No. 17 arrived in La Grande.
Approximately 11500 in gold and cur
rency was found in possession of the
trio and all were heavily armed. Pend
ing the arrival of an officer from
Brigham. Utah, the suspects are being
held by Chief of Police Christiansen
in the city Jail.
Erickson Mercantile Company's
Building Is Destroyed.
DUFUR. Or, Oct. 12. (Special.)
Fire originating late this afternoon
destroyed the building and contents
of the Erickson Mercantile company's
general merchandise store, entailing
a loss of approximately $25,000. The
building was a frame structure. The
fireiran devoted their energy to sav
ing nearby buildings which at dif
ferent times caugjit on fire. In fact
had it not been that there was but
little wind, several other business
houses would have burned. It is not
known how the fire originated.
Fran Joet Reporled to Have Gone
Down in Hurricane.
ROME. Oct. 12. The Austrian bat
tleship Frans Josef, which had been
allotted to Jugo-Slavia, sank during
a hurricane, according to a dispatch
received here from Zora. Dalmatia.
The vessel lies at a "depth of 100
feet, it Is added. She was carrying
ammunition for the entire Jugo-Slav
army. French steamers are guarding
the wreck.
Available records do not mention an
Austrian battleship named Frans
National Prohibition Will Be De
cided by Plebiscite.
COPENHAGEN. Oct. 12. The ques
tion of national prohibition for Den
mark will be decided by a plebiscite
to be held In the near future, accord
ing to the PoUtlken.
of Nation's Unrest.
Reactionary Employers and
Radical Labor Arraigned.
Recognition of Conservative Labor
Leaders and Collective Bar
gaining Demanded.
(Copyright. 1919. by the Public Ledger
company. Published by arrangement.;
cial.) "The hope of progress In the
United States today." said William
Howard Taft, who. in the words of
J. Hampton Moore, Is America's most
useful citizen, "lies in the conserva
tive labor leader and the progressive
"The bourbons of both camps are
the only people who menace this
country," added the former president.
There is just as great a division
among business men as there is
among labor leaders. The bourbons
of business are the reactionaries who
will have nothing to do with labor
or laborers. The bourbons of labor
are the radicals, and they wish to
have nothing whatever to do with
business or business men. Both groups
are agitators. Both injure the coun
Collective Bargaining Upheld.
Mr. Taft. professor of law In Yale
university, friend, supporter and
champion of the league of na
tions, made these statements during
a short visit to Philadelphia, in reply
to my question as to the tendencies
of today in Industry.
"Whll-j recognizing the defects of
labor unions, I believe that as a na
tion we must recognize the right of
collective bargaining," he continued.
"We must recognize the conserva
tive labor- leaders. - The rroifreaslve
business men do, but it is the bour
bons who stand in the way.
"Of course there are unreasonable
men in the ranks of labor, too. When
the rank and file of workers fail to
obey their leaders or keep their
promises or live up to their contracts,
It Is a serious condition.
"But the radicals cause this. Every
time the unions break a contract.
every time there is an unauthorized
strike, the progressive business men.
whose liberal ideas, if carried out.
would be of great benefit to the
country, are driven Into the ranks of
the bourbons, who receive them with
open arms ana exclaim: I tola you
so. You might expect that to happen.
(Concluded on Page S. Column 1.)
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Prices of Summer Clothes Slashed.
Men Refuse to Buy and Big
Stocks Swamp Dealers.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
LONDON, Oct. 11. (Special Cable.)
Fully 1500 local committees through
out the United 'Kingdom now are at
work under the profiteering act to
make the lives of profiteers miser
able, unless they obey the exasperat
ed public's demand to bring prices
down to a tolerable average.
Convictions alreriy obtained under
the law have caused the offending
tradesmen to return half of what
they had charged lor certain articles.
the prices of which they had ad'
vanced 50 per cent.
One profiteering bntcher overlooked
the fact that one customer he was
overcharging was a justice of the
peace, and the latter haled him to
court and fined him S400.
With many persons wearing old
clothes rather than pay profiteering
charges, there has been a tendency
among shopkeepers the last few
weeks to knock $15 or more from the
prices of overcoats or suits. So many
men refused to buy' summer clothes
because of the high prices charged
that many clothiers have . been
"stuck" with large stocks, which they
are now offering at prices $15 to $20
lower than a few months ago.
Masked Man Visits With Occupants
of Rifled Home.
OMAHA, Neb.. Oct. 12. As affable
burglar, whose depredations in this
city during the past, four months have
netted him $30,000, last night entered
the home of T. J. Donahue and took
$6000 worth of diamonds.
With the telephone wire cut to pre
vent the alarm being given he visited
with the family while ransacking the
house. He raised his mask and showed
his face to one of the children who
experienced curiosity as to his ap
Emperor Charles May Join Magyar
Army to Rout Roumanians.
PARIS, Oct. 12. (Havas.) A dis
patch to the Petit Parislen from
Vienna says a "white" Magyar army
under command of Admiral Horby is
reported to be marching on Budapest
with the Intention of eJrpeHlBj? the
Roumanians. . V
Ex-Emperor Charles, says the dis
patch, is reported to be making prep
arations to Join Horby.
Bolshevik! Report Favorable Oper
ations Along Don.
LONDON, Oct. 12. A bolshevik wire
less dispatch dated Saturday, received
here today says:
"We assumed the offensive In the
Tsaritsyn region along the whole
front between the Don and Volga
rivers. The operations are developing
successfully between the Don and
A XS&6 , 1
Troops on Way to Stop Rioting and
Looting: of Sh6p9: Business
at Standstill.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
PARIS, Oct. 12. (Special Cable.)
Reports from Brest show that the
general strike declared recently at
that port is assuming alarming pro
portions and has a distinctly revolu
tionary character. Bodies of strikers
have been parading the streets shout
ing praises of the Russian Soviets an
singing revolutionary songs. Troops
are now on their way to attempt to
quell the rioting and stop the looting
of shops.
Brest at night is a dead city. Shops,
cafes and theaters are all closed and
the silence is broken only by shouts
and the fights between the police and
strikers. On one street not a shop
front remains unwrecked, while stones
have been thrown through windows
In private houses and flats. Pedes
trians, especially the so-called bour
geois, have been jeered and stoned.
Many casualties have been reported,
but so far no fatalities.
Several times attempts have been
made to institute Soviets in the city
itself, which is completely tied up.
None of the reports to date men
tions whether the American troops
stationed at Brest have been molested
or Interfered with, nor whether t?!y
have been asked to assist the local
Sunday Grist Furnishes More Mys
terles for Detectives.
CHICAGO, Oct. 12. Three Sunday
morning murders gave Chicago detec
tives more mysteries to solve, in" ad
dition to the unexplained death of
E. H. Purcell two weeks ago.
Two men were found murdered at
their small shops in the loop district.
They had been beaten to death with
an iron bar. The police believe one
man committed both murders. His
victims were Antonio D. Brizzolara,
Italian proprietor of a fruit stand
and Isadore Ganski, owner of a small
tailor shop.
John Walsh, 19 years old, was shot
and killed by Patrick Stapleton, aged
23. Stapleton has confessed the kill
ing of Walsh, the police say, follow
ing an argument over the price of a
French - Premier Shows
Need of
Forts .on East.
PARIS, Oct 12. (Havas.) Premier
Clemenceau, before the treaty was
ratified by the senate yesterday, made
an eloquent speech in which he de
fined various clauses, and particularly
one permitting Germany to retain
cannon and fortresses on her eastern
frontier. The premier explained this
by saying It was to Germany's inter
est to defend herself on the east, s.nd
that France had no desire to see Ger
many lapse into bolshevism.
Referring to the Anglo-French and
Franco - American agrements, he de
clared that he had not asked for a
British-American alliance, but that he
I had accepted it quite willingly.
Letts Plan to Attack Ber
mondt's Flank.
Sailings of German Vessels
From Kiel Are Halted.
Supreme Council Likely to Refuse
Germany's Request for Food
Because of Offensive.
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 12. A dispatch
from Berlin says that 50,000 Letts
have been landed at Libau from Brit
ish warships and will attack the flank
of Colonel Avaloff-Bermondt's troops.
A message from Riga dated Friday,
received by the Lettish press bureau
here, says the Letts have abandoned
the left bank of the Dvina river and
hold the right bank. The message
reports the arrival of Esthonian ar
mored trains.
Aid From Ksthonia Asked.
A report from Helsingfors states
that the Esthonian government has
received an appeal for help against
the Russian and German forces at
tacking Riga and is now discussing
the situation with the Esthonian army
STOCKHOLM. Oct. 12. An Estho
nian communication says that a de
tachment of the Russian northwestern
army has captured Yamburg.
Yamburg lies about 75 miles south
west of Petrograd.
BERLIN, Oct. 12. No ships are be-
ing permitted to leave Kiel, according
to the Vossische Zeitung, which adds
that Stettin shipowners have sent
wireless dispatches to vessels at sea
to return immediately or go to the
nearest port. .- - j . .-.
News of the blockade of the Baltic
sea has created a sensation in Danzig,
where large cargoes of coal and her
ring were expected in the next few
British Fleet Leaves Riga.
The British fleet has left Riga for
an unknown destination, according to
reports received by the Lokal An-
A Mitau dispatch says that certain
of the Lettish troops have joined Colo
nel Avaloff-Bermondt. Strong Estho
nian columns are reported to be
marching from Segewald towards
Riga. An Esthonian transport is on
the way to Libau.
The Vossische Zeitung says that
General von der Goltz has issued an
order to the German troops in which
he asks them to declare their atti
tude on the evacuation of the Baltic
states, "otherwise the threats of the
imperial German government will be
carried out."
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 12. According
to information from an official Lett I
source. Colonel Avaloff-Bermondt on
Friday night sent a wireless message
to the commander-in-chief of the
Lettish army as follows:
me menace 10 my nans Dy tne i
Letts and Esthonians has been vie-',
toriously removed by my troops and
the safeguarding of my base assured.
suggest, in order to prevent further
bloodshed, a truce and negotiations in
Mitau, and I summon all to join the
action against the bolshevists."
STETTIN, Germany, Oct. 12. De
mam's that German ships on the Baltic
be allocated to their home ports and
that all others be forbidden to leave
were received by the German gov
ernment in a telegram from London
today, according to the Abendpost.
The telegram is quoted as follows.
Passage Permits Withdrawn.
"Owing to the attack on Riga, free
passage permits are provisionally
withdrawn for all German ships in
the Baltic. All ships in the Baltic
must be recalled and no other ships
must be permitted to put out to sea
as long as this prohibition remains
in force. Ships encountered in the
Baltic are-subject to seizure by the
The Abendpost asserts the entente
powers have re-established "a small
blockade" of Germany.
LONDON, Oct. 11. (By the Associ
ated Press.) It is officially declared
here that the supreme council has not
yet decided to reimpose the blockade
of Germany in consequence of the ag
gression of General von der Goltz
against Riga.
FoodstnffK Hay Be Withheld.
The supreme council may find it
necessary, however, according to of
ficial reports, to refuse Germany's re
quest for foodstuffs and raw mater
ials which is now the subject of ne
gotiation. HELSINGFORS, Oct. 12. Riga has
suffered considerable damage from
the bombardment of the German-Russian
troops, especially- in the district
near the railroad. The enemy's at
tempts to cross the bridge were te
pelled, according to reports from
Reval. Many civilians were killed or
wounded by bombs dropped on the
District Council Reaches Decision,
Following Four Hours of
Stormy Debate.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12. Delegates
from 63 locals comprising the New
York district council of the Interna
tional Longshoremen's association de
cided tonight to urge brother mem
bers now on strike to go back to
work Tuesday morning.
A mass-meeting will be held tomor
row night for ratification or rejec
tion. The decision followed four hours of
stormy debate which began when the
regular monthly meeting of the New
York district councils of the Inter
national Longshoremen's association
opened this afternoon.
The strike situation in the case of
port, terminal and ferry workers who
went out following the longshoremen's
strike, was declared today to be "just
as far from settled as ever," by Joseph
F. Stanton, business manager for the
railroad, port and terminal workers'
Mr. Stanton said he saw slight hope
for a settlement when the strikers
hold their mass meeting called for tomorrow.
Living Wage Needed to Obtain
Teachers, Says Mr. Churchill.
SALEM, Or., Oct. 12. (Special.)-Be-cause
teachers cannot live on the
salaries now paid, Oregon is facing
an acute dearth of instructors tor
public schools of th estate, according
to J. A. Churchill, state superintendent
of public instruction. Teachers with
out sufficient training, many ol whom
of whom have tried for certificates
and have failed to pass the tests, some
making grades as low as 22 per cent,
have been impressed into the schools.
The standard of efficiency has be
The standard of efficiency is greatly
lessened by this condition, says Mr.
"School boards and the public gen
erally must realize soon," declares Mr.
Churchill, "that teachers must have
more money if we are goinjr to have
properly educated children. The situa
tion is critical. More than 150 schools
of the state have failed to open this
year because of the lack of teachers."
Searching Party Scours Woods for
Two Tacoma Hunters.
TACOMA Wash., Oct. 12. With fear
for the safety of W. W. Wingard and
his son . Lester, 16, of Tacoma, who
became separated Saturday from a
hunting party camped in the vicinity
of Gig harbor, a searching party
headed by B. B. Brown left Tacoma
today in an effort to find the missing
Wingard and his son left Friday
morning by automobile.
From the fact that Mr. Wingard
was an experienced woodsman, fear
was expressed by Mrs. Wingard to
night that perhaps either he or her
son had been wounded accidentally by
other hunters and were awaiting
Since camp had been established
near the auto it was not thought that
either of the hunters carried any
food with them at the time of their
Olympia Hunter Finds Body in
Woods Near Belmore, Wash.
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 12. (Special.)
The body of an unidentified man,
believed to have committed suicide.
was found this morning: bv Jerrv A.
'Arts of Olympia while hunting in the
woods one mile from Belmore. Wash,
The body had been there probably a
Th'e dead man was evirlen'tlv vnimr
the report states, ana had worn a
derby hat and a blue serge suit, but
no identifying marks were found on
the clothing. I
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S ' Maximum temperature.
B4 degrees; minimum. 4 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
Bury distrust of Germany, is plea of Max
imilian Harden. Page 2.
Fifty thousand men landed to defend Riga.
Page 1. ,
Strike at Brest assumes proportions of
revolution. Page 1.
All England hunts profiteers. Page 1.
Wilson's condition reported as unchanged.
Page 1.
Senate plans to speed up aetion on treaty.
Page 2.
Air derby to be resumed today. Page A.
Formep President Taft criticises nation's
. agitators. Page 1.
Royalty worships In ancient California
church. Page 1.
Mysterious murder Informant sought.
Page 3. .
New York strike of longshoremen may
come to end. Page 1. -E.
M. House returns home "a sick man."
Page 4.
Steel strikers charge abuse by police.
Page 2. '
Paeifie Northwest.
Hardy wheat and barley for Alaskan pro
duction perfected. Page 1.
Coast league magnates said to favor draft.
Page 10.
Jack Dempsey handicapped at Toledo.
Page 10.
Stanford players at work. Page 10.
Oregon Aggies drilling hard. Page 11.
Hockey clubs busy. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon-made goods now widely known.
Page 12. -
Columbus day is fitly celebrated. Page 16.
Portland-built ship destroyed in Monte
video harbor. Page 13.
Film stars arrive in Portland on unique
mission. Page 16. v
Rigid regulation of autoists is urged.
Page 12.
Portland-built ship reported destroyed in
Montevideo, fage 1.1.
Railroad transport, shows improvement.
Page 11.
Dean Hicks blames world for unjust criti
cism of church. Page u.
Carlock company president dies. .Page 12.
Bank deposits grow. Page 15.
Doctors Say Slow and Te
dious Fight Is Ahead.
President's Physician Re
fuses to Deny Report.
Rain Said to Have Had Detrimental
Effect, But Condition Is Said
to Be Unchanged.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. While
President Wilson is believed by his
physicians to be on the road to recov
ery, the process will be slow and te
dious. The president, it was reiterated
today at the White House, must re
sign himself to strict observance ol
the physicians' orders to put aside all
thought of his office while convalesc
ing and remain in bed until danger
of a relapse has passed.
Rear-Admiral Grayson, the presi
dent's personal physician, and the
physicians he called in more than a
week ago, continue to confine them
selves to terse bulletins twice a day.
That they are satisfied with the prog
ress their patient is making is ap
parent from the spirit of optimism
that pervades the White House, and
the resentment with which various
rumors as to the president's "real"
condition are met by White House
o Change Reported.
Today's bulletin said:
"White House, Oct. 12, 11 :'!) A. M.
There is no notable change In the
president's condition. He had a good
night. Grayson, Ruffin, Stitt."
"White House, Oct. 12, 10 P. M.
The president is in good spirits and
has had a restful day.
(Signed) "GRAYSON."
The president was said by officials
to have spent a quiet and restful Sun
day, althbugh somewhat depressed
because of a drizzinit rain which be
gan to fall during the night and con
tinued all day.
Mrs. Wilson again spent a part of
the day reading to him, as has been
her daily custom during his illness,
and strains from the talking machine
in the sick room could bo heard at
Dr. Grayson and the other physi
cians have adopted a policy of "stand
ing pat" on their bulletins and will
not even comment on the daily crop
of rumors concerning the president
that spring up over night.
Grayson Will Not Comment.
Dr. Grayson said today he would
not comment on the published letter
written by Senator Moses of New
Hampshire to a constituent, saying
that the president had a brain
lesion. Dr. Grayson explained that he
would not deny the statement because
he would not depart from his policy
of standing on his official bulletins
and refusing to discuss the president's
case further.
Senator Moses said tonight that he
had written the letter in response to
a request for information and that he
merely had referred to the president's
disability as having been reported to
him. He added that he had not writ
ten the letter for publication.
Credit Association Manager Say
Fruit Is in Danger.
YAKIMA, Wash.. Oct. 12. (Spe
cial. ) W. J. Urquhart, manager of
the Yakima Valley Traffic and Credit
association, has sent telegrams to W.
L. Tyler, director, and W. L. Barnes,
chief of operations of the railroad ad
ministration, protesting against the
refrigerator car shortage which is re
ported to exist In the Yakima valley.
The messages aver that packing
houses are rapidly being filled with
fruit that cannot be moved because
of lack of sufficient cars; that it al
ready is necessary to store some fruit
in the open while waiting for trans
portation facilities, and that, with
nights becoming cold, there is pros
pect of serious loss.
Inter-Allied Commission Confers on
World Trade Relations.
NEW YORK. Oct. 12. The inter
allied commission to the international
trade conference, consisting of 3$
delegates from Great Britain, France,
Italy and Belgium, arrived today on
the transport Northern Pacific to rep
resent their respective coimtries at
the five-days conference which is to
open in Atlantic City Thursday.
The delegates are here as guests
of the United States and Include is
members from France. 6 from Great
Britain, 7 from Italy and 7 from Bel
gium. A corps of secretaries ajid
financial experts accompanies them.
Bandit Who Roused Roosevelt Ire
Offers to Surrender.
MADRID, Oct. 12. A report from
Tangier says that Raisuli, the bandit,
has offered to surrender to the Span
ish government.
Spanish troops, according to Mo
rocco reports, have occupied PenI
Mutuar, Ruima and Escurnla,