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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1919.
SPEEDIER ACTION ON
TREATY IS PLANNED
Debate to Be Resumed
Senate Today. .
LONGER SESSIONS URGED
Tote on Shaman; Amendments
Late This Week Kxpectcd; Solid
Party Line-Up Reported.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 12. Imminence
of another test of strength in the sen
ate controversy over the German
peace treaty overtopped in Interest
and Importance all matters likely to
come before congress this week.
Leaders in the treaty fight regard a
vote on the Shantung amendments to
the pact late this week as assured
and hope that within ten days all
other amendments can be disposed of.
Debate on the Shantung amend
ments will be continued tomorrow by
Senator Lodge. Reading of the treaty
text will be continued and by Wednes
day It Is hoped to vote on the Shan
To expedite treaty consideration,
republican and democratic leaders are
negotiating for an agreement for an
earlier convening hour and also for
uninterrupted consideration of the
document. It is aimed to inaugurate
this new "speeding up" programme
Bercrr Case tm Cease Tp.
The house will consider compara
tlvely minor measures this week, in
cluding disposition of the bill for vo
cational education of persons injured
In Industry and that to establish
federal budget system. Final action
on the ouster proceedings against
Representative Victor Berger. Wis
consin socialist, is planned Friday by
the house elections committee.
Following disposal of the Shantung
amendments, senate leaders plan to
take up the "six to one' amendment
; of Senator Johnson of California, who
is expected to return Tuesday from
' his western speaking trip. Leaders of
both parties in the senate agree that
the vote on Senator Johnson s pro
posal. aimed to equalize British and
American voting strength in the
league of nations, will be very close.
By the time amendments to the
treaty are disposed of and reserva
tions come up for action, democratic
leaders hope President Wilson will
have recovered sufficiently to allow
the holding of conferences.
Solid Llaeap Reports.
The bulk of the democrats still are
declared by party leaders to be solidly
against the republican reservation
programme, while continued progress
toward complete agreement of the re
publicans on the reservations Is re
Action is planned this week on the
resolution of Senator King of Utah
proposing a senate declaration In
favor of awarding western Thrace to
Ureece Instead of to Bulgaria.
Two more important measures are
due for early transmittal, probably
constitutional prohibition and the
measure to penalize profiteering; In
food and clothing.
face, which indicated that he was hap
pier than he could possibly be had I
said that people were talking of him
tor the presidency.
As a nation we have the habit of
abandoning our presidenths after they
leave the White House, although ex
presidents seldom abandon the coun
try. Mr. Taft is one of those who
have the habit of unselfish help.
After an hour's visit with the for
mer president. I returned to the office
and found a letter from the president
of a large manufacturing company of
Cleveland. He is what Mr. Taft would
call a "progressive." if he knew him
as well as I do. but he Is aroused, as
many business men are. by the strike
sentiments in this country.
"I am watching the conference In
Washington with much interest," he
wrote. "Thus far my only impression
has been that Secretary Wilson begged
the entire question before the confer-
AGITATORS KIT BY TAFT
ffontlnqrd Krpna First Pge.
Now cut out your association with
La4 Talkers la Lead.
"I really believe that Mr. Gompers.
president of the American Federation
of labor, is a conservative man, but
because of his environment, he finds
it impossible to restrain some union
leaders who are out to get every
thing they can without regard to the
rights of business or the public It
is the "w hooper up' boys who find it
easy to lead labor today. It's the fel
lows who go out and promise a few
men the whole world who get a hear
ing. The truth is that the efficient,
hard working labor union man whi
would be moderate cannot manifest
his opinion. It's the loud-mouthed
boys who exert the influence and be
cause the ultra-conservative business
men will not co-opera te or talk to
the same labor leaders, the radicals
make their gains.
"On the war labor board we had
to fight the bourbons of business
Just as much as the extremists of
labor, and sometimes I thought that
the greatest danger to our country
was from these reactionary employ
ers, because they really made the
"During the war the unions kept
their contracts, but as soon as the
war was over the unions kicked them
out. This is a very bad thing for
the anions and the country.
Cradaal Retara Seea.
"Now all of these developments are
the natural outcome of the war, but
under the constant force of economic
laws, there will be a gradual return
to normal. The tendency will be
retroactive. Hard times may be
necessary before the country Is con
vinced that it cannot go on as it is
today. During the war the laboring
people received high wages. They
became independent, and these two
factors now produce strikes. But
the real hope of labor Is in the con
servative leaders. When the laboring
people go back on these men they
fight their own interests."
While watching the daily press re
ports of the industrial congress in
Washington, lit. Taft is also in touch
with developments throughout the
country and the world. In his own
mind he Is convinced that the nation
and the nation's business leaders must
recosmlze two factors.
"What I want." said the former
president, "is the recognition of the
conservative labor leaders and the
recognition of the right of collective
Pelltlea Held Caafldeatlak
T could not resist the temptation to
ask Mr. Taft about politics when he
said: "What I want." He laughed
one of those hearty, vibrating laughs
which made him famous during his
former tours of the country, and then
talked about candidates, party ma
chinery and everything concerning
politics, even his own position, but it
Some day. perhaps, he will "talk
out loud." but at this time, "no." But.
readers, please don't get the impres
sion that Mr. Taft Is a candidate, or
possible candidate or anything like
that. He is enjoying his work, enjoy
ing life, enjoying the things the "old
guard" are saying about him In
Washington, and awaiting develop
ment. His interests now are in the
league o fnations. an? In labor condi
tions, and he is championing his views
irrespective of party, clan or class.
This Is one of the reasons for his
perosnal popularity in the United
States today. During the whole of
my Journey through this country. I
heard more praise of Mr. Taft for his
attitude during the war-and-peace
discunsion than of any other one man.
but I heard very few people mention
him as a presidential possibility.
When I told him that this wss my
impression, a smile came over his
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Missing Husband of One
SLEUTHS PIECE EVIDENCE
William 11. Me.Xott, wealthy t
Spokane broker la eonaee- T
tio. with whose .order two
sisters aad brother are la Jail,
rnce when he said that workmen had
the inalienable right of ceasing; work
wihtout limitation and that owners
of property had the inalienable righ
of closing their factories and estab
lishments, also without limitation.
People's Interest First.
"It is alarming that a cabinet of
ficer, representing the president of
the United States, should, off hand
lay down such a principle, which Is
the very crux of questions to be dis
cussed by the conference.
"My mind, for one, simply will not
think on these lines. My thought in
evitably differentiates between the
right of the Individual so to act and
the right of the collective action and
the final test, to my mind, must be
the interest of all the people instead
of the interest of the individual.
"Morris & Co., or any other single
packing house, has the right to close
its business, but all the packing
houses cannot have the right, and so
the Individual workman has the right
to change employment or cease work
altogether, but cannot do so. in my
opinion, collectively in any Industry
where this Interferes with the gen
"When we meet what seems to me
such loose thinking in high places,
the situation becomes a serious one.
However, the Boston strike, crys
tallizlng public opinion as it did.
seems to me to be the most hopeful
symptom of the present moment.
PENDLETON HOT IS LOST
PORTLAN D STREETS SEARCHED
TO FLN'D MISSING LAD.
Without Hat or Coat, Little Lad
Leaves Courthouse Saturday
and Leaves Xo Trace.
Mystery surrounds the disappear
ance of 11 -year-old Carl Lewis of Pen
dieton. who was missed from the Juve
nile court offices in the courthouse
Saturday, and all efforts of the po
lice to locate him yesterday proved
Hatless and coatless.the boy Is be
lieved tc bi wandering the streets of
Portland, as he was unfamiliar with
Theo. Hewett, chief probation offi
cer, said late yesterday that the
rcarch for the boy was still being
carried on, as it was desired to re
turn him to his home In Pendleton.
According to the story told by the
hoy, he is a son of Leon Lewis of Pen
dleton and had come to Portland to
visit with his grandmother, a Mrs.
Eettie. The lad was brought to Port
land from Pendleton by two men who
happened to be making the trip In a
n-achine. When the men were unable
to locate the boy's grandmother, he
was turned over to William S. Hale
of the domestic relations court.
While the boy was in the juvenile
court offices Saturday he left his hat
ana coat and went out into the court
house corridor and rode in the ele
vators. When Mr. Hale wished to
leave for home he was unable to lo
cate the boy. Search was imme
diately instituted, Dut without suc
After it was found impossible to
learn the whereabouts of the boy's
grandmother Saturday, Pendleton
was Immediately communicated wtth
by wire. Late Saturday a wire was
received from Probation Officer Pais
ley of Pendleton to send the boy back
in charge of a certain brakeman on
the 5:30 train, but this wire was re
ceived after his disappearance.
The message Is taken as possibly
meaning that the lad ran away from
Auto Belonging Spokane Realty
Broker Left at Home of Girls
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 12. (Special.)
The police, sheriffs office and the
Burns Detective agency have united
in the search for the mysterious in
formant who furnished the police with
me secrets of the murder of William
M. McNutt in Spokane on the night of
June 33. McNutt was a wealthy real
estate broker whose body was ex
humed on a ranch 45 miles from Sdo
kane, shortly after the disaDDearance.
two sisters. Jewel Marie McDonald
and Helen Fay McDonald-Wilkerson
and their brother. Ted McDonald.
wno was arrested recently in Fresno
are being held here pending the ar
rival of an officer from Spokane to
take them to that city to answer to
Additional valuable Information on
the murder and as to the mysterious
informant Is expected by the police
ir they succeed in arresting William
wiiKerson husband of the younger
sister, and who they believe to have
knowledge of the crime.
Aaeaymons Call Received.
Information gathered by the Burns
gency here in the investigation that
started when the agency received an
anonymous telephone call about two
weeks ago disclosing the first clues
of the murder, shows that Wilkerson
first married Jewel McDonald in
1912. He was divorced by her in
1916 and was then said to have mar
ried the younger sister, Helen.
Neighbors report that Wilkerson,
who had not been living with his
young wife for some time, frequently
had been heard quarreling with her
previous to the day upon which the
informant called the agency. He
has not been seen since.
The McDonalds moved into the
bungalow at 131 B North Sichel street
here on July 10. McNutt was mur
dered on June 23.
Within a fortnight after their oc
cupancy of the house, the older
brother. Will, who has not yet been
apprehended, drove up to the house
in a large automobile that had be
longed to McNutt. The appearance
of the machine aroused considerable
comment among the neighbors, to
whom It did not seem reasonable that
the McDonalds could keep so high
priced an automobile.
Amf Left at House la Shed.
Will left the auto in a shed be
side the house and has not returned
since. The younger brother, Ted,
shortly afterwards left this city, say
ing that he intended to seek more
remunerative work in Arizona. He
was arrested in Fresno.
Ted at the county jail admitted
that he was at the home of his sis
ters in Spokane at the time the mur
der was said to have been committed
but denied any knowledge of the
The police believe that Ted, at the
time of his arrest, was making an
attempt to Join his older brother.
Will, for whom the search continues.
In the county Jail, the sisters re
gard their arrest as a joke. .
SIM BONOS VOTED
CXIOX COUNTY ROAD PROJECT
WINS DECISIVE VICTORY.
feet net work of roads in Oregon so
far as now contemplated or realized
by other counties. It connects Uma
tilla and Baker counties across the
present deplorable Blue mountain
roads and reaches out to Wallowa
county on the north, tapping every
The opposition was bitter from
grange and rural districts. Senator
Walter M. Pierce leading . the anti
bond movement. The Union County
Ad club under direction of G. L. Lari
son, chairman of the roads division,
fathered the movement and the or
ganization in the county involved
nearly 1000 active committeemen.
DUEL IDENTIFIES ROBBERS
OXLOOKERS REPORT OXE OF
DCO AS YV. E. CHASTAIN.
Pair Who Held Cp Deputy Sheriff
on Highway Trailed to Seattle.
Searchers Combing- City.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) Search is being made today in
all of the counties bordering Puget
sound for William E. Chastain and an
unidentified companion who Saturday
night held up Deputy Sheriff Charles
H. Kearney on the Pacific highway
and later engaged in a revolver duel
with deputies at Monroe.
Chastain was identified by state re
formatory officials who saw him in
Monroe at the time of the engagement
with the officers as an ex-inmate in
that institution who was arrested in
Portland in July, 1916, for the Spokane
police who avanted him for burglary.
Chastain was said to have been op
erating in Portland at that time.
After the shooting at Monroe, in
which nobody was hurt, the two fu
gitives stole a small car and, after
driving it several miles, abandoned it
for one belonging to the state re
formatory. Their own car, stolen in
the northern part of the state, was
abandoned in the woods near Monroe
when oil and gas gave out. This car
was found today.
Travelers on the road between Ever
ett and Monroe reported passing the
bandits on the road. They were driv
ing with lights out. Sheriffs of Sno
homish, Skagit and Whatcom counties
were notifed at once and posses were
sent out in search of the robbers. This
afternoon the reformatory car was
found in Seattle. Details of police and
detectives are combing the city.
Chastain was also known by the
names of Paul Frank Freeman and
Paul Henry. He wag arrested in Port
land November 28, 1918.
Gompers. Kill Reo
snip iii LaioOT s iftaiMcs
STATE REFUSES PUT RAISE
IDAHO EXAMINERS IX" ROW
WITH STATE TREASURER.
Employers of Finance Chief Cause
of Official Split Because or $10
a Month Salary Raise.
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Opposition From Grange and Rural
Districts Easily Overcome;
Odds Are 4 to 1.
LA GRANDE, Or., Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) Union county forged to the
front in Oregon's road-building move
ment yesterday by voting 11,600,000
road bonds by a ballot of nearly four
to one for the entire county. Some
precincts cast as high as 68 votes for
and none against. Perry being the ex
ample and Kamela, at the summit of
the Blue mountains, cast its entire 28
votes in favor of the bonds. The out
come was a surprise even to the most
The highway commission often has
said that the programme of Union
county was superior to any in the
state. The county has established
paved roads into every town and city
and two trans-county highways. The
bonds voted yesterday, if matched
dollar for dollar by the highway com
mission, will build 125 miles of hard
surface roads and 600 miles of grav
Moneys available outside of the
bond issues give this country, with
out further bond Issues, the most per-
BOISE. Idaho. Oct. 12. (Special.)
State officials are in a squabble over
the action of the state board of ex
aminers in refusing to allow salary
ncreases made by State Treasurer
Eagleson for members of bis office
force. The board took the stand that
the salaries of none fo the state's
help could be raised, unless it gave
ts sanction to the move. The mem
bers of this board are the governor,
secretary of state, attorney-general
and state auditor.
To this stand State Treasurer Eag-
eson took exception, and, in a state
ment issued in explanation of the in
creases he had allowed in his depart
ment, he declared that other heads of
state departments had increased the
salaries of their attaches, and there
hsa been no objection raised. "I be
lieve in paying for what you get
whether it be labor, clothing or
groceries, and I had this in mind in
increasing the salaries of the clerks
inmy office, as well as saving the
state $95 per month by so doing,"
said Treasurer Eagleson. "In the
treasurer's office the present em
ployes have had no raise in salary
since the new administration came
into power. I deny that salaries paid
In my office are excessive and out of
proportion." 'The state . treasurer
wanted to increase two of the mem
bers of his staff $10 per month.
As many observers see it, the calling of the steel strike at this time reveals the purpose
of certain revolutionary radicals to wrest control of the American Federation of Labor
from the hands of Mr. Gompers and the other moderate-minded leaders and place the Reds
in the saddle, thus making it "the first gun of the industrial revolution." Senator Kenyon
declares that the strike is "the first skirmish in an industrial war in the United States"
and the New York Times agrees that "it is industrial war in which the leaders are radicals,
social and industrial revolutionaries, while their followers are chiefly the foreign element
among the steel workers, steeped in the doctrines of the class struggle and social overthrow,
ignorant and easily misled." "The authority and leadership of Mr. Gompers are at stake in
this strike," adds the New York Times. "He has no liking for the revolutionary element in
labor; for years he has fought against it; he has known the radicals were all the time seek
ing to destroy him." On the other hand, Mr. Gompers, himself, defends William Z. Foster,
who is said to be "the brains of the whole campaign to unionize the steel industry" and a
Radical. . "
Don't miss reading THE LITERARY DIGEST this week October 11th for the news
of the great steel strike, with its complete presentation of all shades of public opinion.
Other striking news articles in this number are :
Where D'Annunzio Lands Italy
An Article Comprising Translations From Italian Newspapers, Showing the State of Feeling in
Italy Over the Fiume Situation ;
The Threat to Withdraw the Treaty
Wilson vs. D'Annunzio
Japan's "Pan-Asian Dream"
Tu-'idsh Anxiety for the Futur:
Texas as the "Home of Helium"
Bridges Under Water
Why a Dye Dyes
Will the "Flu" Return?
What Starts the Forest Fires?
The Art of Old Doorways
Australian Short Stories and Others
Getting On With John Bull
New York's New Bishop
The Mission of the Vatican Choir
The Religious Use of Humor
Best of the Current Poetry
Trade Facts From All Over the World
Roumanians in the United States
Personal Glimpses of Men and Events
Numerous Illustrations Including the Best of the Humorous Cartoons
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South Idaho Mills Not Crippled.
BOISK, Idaho, Oct 12. (Special.)
Lumber mills in the southern part of
the state are not crippled by the car
shortage,, they have reported to the
public utilities commission. There
fore, no mills will have to close down
ih this part of Idaho. The Western
Pine Manufacturers' association re
cently reported to the commission
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the mills would have to close. This
was the situation on the coast, not in
War Veteran Hurt in Sawmill.
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