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VOL. LVIII. XO. 18.:JI2
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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
PRESIDENT SAID TO
FOOD COST TO DROP
REDS CALL WORKERS
OF MILLS TO ARMS
OVERTHROW OF TROOPS
BY STRIKERS ASKED
PROFITEER DRIVE TO
BE LAUNCHED SOON
Death of Former Mrs. G.
L. Baker Probed. .
SOON, HOOVER SAYS
HELD GREAT NEED
DECREASE WITHIN MONTH
PREDICTED AT LCXCHEOX.
LIVES OF CHIEF JUSTICE AND
ANONYMOUS HANDBILLS CIK
CULATED AT GARY.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Partial Paralysis of Face
DOCTORS AROUSING STORM
Charges Made That Physi
cians Are Concealing Facts.
BULLETINS ARE MEAGER
Senator Moses Describes Condition
ol President, but Draws Anger
of Medical Men. r
OREUONIAN N.EWS B U RE;A U.
Washington. Oct. 1J. Rumors as to
President Wilson's condition supplant
ed all other discussion today as a re
sult of the publication of Senator
Moses' letter to a constituent saying
that Mr. Wilson suffered a cerebral
lesion either at Pueblo. Colo., or Just
afterward, which bad caused a slight
The president's physicians came in
for much criticism, the charge being
that they have been withholding facts
from the public. Further comment
was aroused when this afternoon's
While House statement failed to deny
the specific reports that have been
the subject of gossip for more than
ten days in Washington. .
PhyalrtaBa Affiwi at Hldiag Facta.
If the statement given out today is
correct, one report which was current
In the earlier stage of the president's
illness would appear to be without
foundation. This report was that Mr.
Wilson was suffering from cerebral
arterial achlerosls and that his con
dition was almost identical with that
which caused the death of Governor
Ernest Lister of Washington.
It was partly In refutation of this
rumor, doubtless. :hat today's medi
cal statement said: "Pulse and respi
ration rate, heart action and blood !
pressuie are normal and have been
from the onset of his nines."
Several eastern newspapers. In
cluding the New York. World, leading
administration organ, have either In
their news or editorial accused the
president's physicians and attendants
of not being candid with the public,
insisting that the country is entitled
to know ail of the truth.
The noon edition of the Washington
Times today said that the White
House physicians would make a de
tailed statement as to the president's
condition this afternoon, taking the
public fully into their confidence, and
when the usual brief and evasive bul
letin was Issued dissatisfaction was
The criticism comes mainly from
the known friends of the president,
men who have been In close touch
with the White House ever since Mr.
Wilson has been the occupant.
One of these when asked this after
Boon what be thought of the Moses
"You will notice that Senator Moses
Is not taking back anything he said,
and he doesn't have to deny it."
One significant fact In connection
with the president's condition is that
Secretary Tumulty waa not permitted
to see him from the time of his return
from the west until last Friday, and
such a wall haa been built about him
that only one or two persons aside
from the physicians and Mrs. Wilson
know exactly the degree of his ill
ness. ff "" ttrfm Admits Daager.
One of his physicians admitted sev
eral days ago that there was constant
fear of a blood vessel snapping,
although declining to affirm or deny
the report that a lesion already had
In view of the pressure that is
being brought to bear on the presi
dent's physicians, it is expected that
some action will be taken In a few
days to force the summoning of Vlce
Tresident Mar.-hall to discharge the
duties of president.
In the executive session of the sen
ate committee on foreign relations
Possibility of Nation Having Dig
ger Supply Than it Can Use
Without Export Is Cited.
SAN. FRANCISCO. Oct. IS. Food
prices should begin to drop within a
month. Herbert C. Hoover told a
luncheon gathering -of Commonwealth
club members here today.
"The United States must be In a
position, however, to sell Its surplus
In Europe." he said. ' "The proper
credits must be established and our
efforts to stabilize Europe must be
continued so that there will be a
The possibility of the nation hav
ing more foodstuffs on its hands than
it could handle unless the supply go
ing board shall be maintained was
pointed out by Mr. Hoover.
"The United States has done much
for Poland," be said. "It should not
desert Poland now, when that coun
try is on the verge of securing a
stable government, which shall be
patterned after American ideals.
Premier Paderewskl took many
American Ideals to Poland. He is
American in spirit. The foreign radi
cals in the United States are not re
cruited from the Poles.
"Poland loves America and appreci
ates what this nation did during and
after the war to relieve her starva
Erection of New Indus
- trial Edifice Starts.
CO-OPERATION PLEA MADE
Clubs, Unions, Public Officials,
EMPLOYERS' DUTY TOLD
DART ESTATE IS $65,000
Will of Late Judge Filed for Pro
bate at St. Helens.
ST. HELENS. Or.. Oct. 13. (Spe
clal.) The will of the late Judge
James Dart has been filed for pro
bate. The instrument, which was
made SeDtember i. 1S18, named John
H. Dart, son, and C. C. Cassatt. so
in-law. as executors.
The widow and four children share
alike in the disposition of the estate
so far aa the rentals go. Upon the
death of the widow the estste is to be
divided In four equal parts and the
four children will receive equal
The estste' is valued at $65,000. of
which $3000 is In cash and $10,000 in
notes and mortgages. The remainder
of its real estate situate In Colum
bia and Multnomah counties.
Improper Advertisement of Busi
ness to Employes Said to Be
Cause of Much Discontent.
GARY CENSORSHIP DENIED
General - Wood Says - Request to
Press Probably Misunderstood.
WASHINGTON. Oct. . 1J. Denial
that a military censorship had been
established at Gary. lnd.. where fed
eral troops are on duty because of the
steel strike, was made in a telegram
received at the war department today
from Major-General Wood, command
ing the central department, with
headquarters at Chicago.
"No press. censorship has been es
tablished at Gary." said the message.
"Tour advice probably due to misun
derstanding of a request made to rep
resentatives of the press not to pub
lish certain information which would
tend to complicate the military situ
ation at Gary."
(Copyright by the Public Ledger Company.
Published by Arrangement.)
BY CARL ACKERMAN.
NEW YORK. Oct. 13. (Special.)
While the Washington conference Is
busily engaged In formulating a na
tional Industrial and labor policy, the
success of the deliberations ulti
mately will depend upon the attitude
of the public, business and labor in
every city and town in the United
States. It does not matter what pro
gramme is employed by the delegates
in the national capital. It -will amount
to nothing unless there is individual,
municipal and national co-operation
Much depends, of course: upon the
nature of the plans for the period of
readjustment to follow the signing
of the peace treaty, but eVen more
depends upon the chambers of com
merce, labor councils, city ouici
w Structure Asked.
The situation today, it seems to me,
after making a .wide investigation, is
We must build In the United States
a new business structure. There
must be a new foundation, walls and
roof. The Washington conference has
an opportunity of laying the founda
tion. .The public will have to build
the walls to support the roof, which
will have to be constructed by labor
Naturally.' before we have a founda
tion, the walls and roof cannot be
constructed, but while preparations
are being made in Washington for
the foundation, the public and busi
ness and labor interests of the coun
try should be engaged In making
their preparations for the walls and
How can this be accomplished?
Muck Activity Seen.
The answer is that in many com
munities, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, plans are being made already
for the superstructure of a new In
dustrial edifice. It is evident that
Homaj of Capitalists, Churches and
Other Buildings : Are Under'
Heavy Special Guards.
NEW YORK. Oct. 13. Members of
the bomb squad tonight were assigned
to protect Bartow S. Weeks, supreme
court justice: .Alexander I. Rorke,
assistant district attorney,' and James
J. Gcgan, detective sergeant, acting
head of the squad, as the result of th
finding of anarchist circulars which
attack the three men and call on the
workers of the steel and "every other
industry': to. arm themselves.
As an added precaution a special
guard has been placed around public
buildings, churches and the homes of
prominent capitalists and public off!
Federal agents were co-operating
with the district attorney's office and
the police department in running
down the authors of the manifesto,
which, signed "the American anarch is
tic federated commune soviet of New
York," Is said by the police to be the
most radical yet discovered.
The circular was the first found
here directly attacking individuals.
Denouncing the action of the police in
dispersing a mob of several thousand
radicals who attempted to march up
Fifth avenue last week without a per
mit. it called upon Justice Weeks,
now presiding at a trial in which the
defendants are charged with criminal
anarchy, Mr. Rorke, prosecutor at the
trial, and Detective Gegan to resign
their high positions," and asserts
hey will have "to pay Wie price for
every worker killed er wounded."
HUNTERS FIRE DYNAMITE
Bullet Misses Rabbit, but Sets Off
Cache That Floors Two.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Oct. 13. (Spe
cial.) Walter Worthington and com
panion while hunting rabbits Sunday
on the Anson Rogers farm on Coos
river saw a bunny and fired. The bul
let missed the animal but penetrated
a cache of $150 worth of dynamite.
with surprising results to the nlmrods.
Trees and other nearby articles,
earth and stones were thrown hun
dreds of feet into the air and Worth
ington and his friend were leveled as
if a German shell had exploded' in
their Immediate vicinity.
They were 100 feet from the dyna
mite, but the force was terrific and
threw them many feet. Neither was
injured, however, but they have given
UP bunting for. the time being, ..
The explosion was heard in Marsh
field, 13 miles from the scene.
Three Steel Plants In Chicago Bis
iricts Reopened; Steps Taken
to Prevent Disorder.
tConoiuded on Page 4, Column 8.)
COLORADO TO BE SUED
New Mexico Authorized to Start
Action About Boundary.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. The su
preme court today granted the per
mission to New Mexico to file suit
against the state of Colorado for the
purpose of determining the correct
ness of the present boundary between
The case was made returnable next
CHICAGO, Oct. 13. Coincident with
police reports that three steel plants
in the Chicago district reopened to
day,: word from Gary, lnd., announced
the ' general distribution of anony
mous handbills urging overthrow of
the federal troops stationed In that
city. The handbills found through
out the downtown section of Gary
purported to bear a "proclamation of
the communist ' party of America,'
but were unsigned. "Great mass
meetings" were advocated as the
means of usurping control.
No disorders were reported from
the various steel centers in the dis
trict, although labor leaders were said
to have distributed several hundred
additional pickets in South Chicago,
Gary and Indiana Harbor.
Reports indicated the largest num
ber of pickets gathered in the vicinity
of the Wisconsin Steel company, of
the International Harvester company
and the Interstate .Steel & Iron com
pany plants at South Chicago, both
of which reopened today after three
weeks of idleness. Police said ap
proximately 800 men returned to
work at the Wisconsin plant, where
the usual force is reported to be
1000, and that 200 men resumed opera
tions at the Interstate, which is said
to employ 400 regularly.
John Fitzpatrlck. chairman of the
rational committee for organisation
of steel workers, declared he did not
believe more than 3 per cent of the
men in the Gary plant of the IJnlted
States Steel corporation had returned
The radical pamphlets were dis
tributed as a "proclamation of the
communist party of America." The
heading of the proclamation was "the
capitalists challenge you, workmen."
The pamphlet declares that the mu
nicipal government of Gary, submit
ting to the control of the steel trust,
had forbidden the workingmen to
hold public meetings and parades and
that for two weeks, the workingmen
had "permitted the steel trust govern
ment to trample underfoot the demo
cratic rights which .they had been so
often assured were the heritage of
the people of this country."
'The national government, thecapi-J
talist state," the pamphlet says after
telling of the arrival of the troops
had stepped in. The steel trust .was
in danger of being beaten. To save
itself it brought into the field the
Instrument forged by the capitalists
o uphold their system of exploita
tion and oppression, the state which
n spite of all Its democratic preten
sions is but the physical oppression
of the dictatorship of the capitalistic
The pamphlet concludes:'
"Gather in great mass meetings.
Bring to the attention of the unen
lightened workers the meaning or
martial law at Gary. Show them that
it is not enough to strike against low
wages and bad working conditions.
but that the strike must be directed
"The workers must capture the
power of the state. They must wrest
Battle Rages in City as
MANY CIVILIANS VICTIMS
Legislation Prohibiting Excessive
Price Charges Will Become
Effective In Short Time.
Russian Northwestern Army
GERMANS IN 5-DAY FIGHT
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 4.)
ROBBER SUSPECTS HELD
Two Men and Woman at La Grande
Have Weapons and Money.
LA GRANDE. Or., Oct. 13. (Spe
cial.) Chief of Police Christiansen is
holding tw men and a woman giving
names of Bill L'ndrrrood, Jim Miller
and Mrs. E. McCarthy,- on tele
graphic warrants as suspected par
ticipants in the recent Brigham, Utah,
Word was received 13 minutes be
fore train No. 1? left yesterday morn
ing, and Sheriff Warnick. Deputies
McDowell. Driscoll and Railroad Of
ficer Hannan were on the platform.
The three arrested were well armed,
and carried nearly $1600 In gold and
currency. They are held pending the
arrival of the Brigham sheriff.
DYING SLAYER CONFESSES
Man. 73. Says He Killed Wife in
Ohio 25 Years Ago.
MANPAN. N. D., Oct. 13. Stricken
with paralysis. Albert Brooks. 72.
called the state's attorney to his bed
side today and confessed he had killed
his wife in Columbus. Ohio. 25 years
today .Senator John Sharp Williams
objected to the consideration of the i ago.
Poindexter resolution calling on the j According to the story told the
president to furnish the senate with j state's attorney. Brooks struck his
certain communications received in wife across the breast with an Iron
January by the state department from i bar during a quarrel. He fled to San
Dr. Paul 3. Reinsch. then minister to I Francisco, and has been traveling
China, and from the American mil-1 over the country since, coming to
itary and naval attaches at Pekin and j Mandan about eight months ago.
Tokio. which are understood to show
full details as to a conspiracy by
Japan for the complete destruction of
China. Senator Williams ,based his
objection on the president's illness.
"This action. commented Senator j
Poindexter. "is to me a confession Super-Eggs Also Coming According
that the presidents condition is such
Doctors hold out no hope for his
that he is not able to discharge the
duties of his office." j
WASHINGTON. Oct 13. President
Wilson's condition was described as
"about the same" in a bulletin issued
to Boston Expert.
CLEVELAND, Oct 13. Super
chickens and eggs, two or three times
their present size at a cost not much
greater than present prices, was pre
dicted today by Alton E. Brigga, Bos-
tonight by Rear-Admiral Grayson. ' ton. president of the National Poultry.
bis personal physician. It was added Egg and butter association, in an ad
by Dr. Grayson in an Informal con- cress to the 1000 delegates attending
ference with newspapermen that a ; the opening session of the 13th an
gradual althougn alight improvement ' nual convention today,
was being noted in the president's! Mr. Brlggs said a new type of super-
The bulletin issued tonight said:
-White House. Oct, 13, 10 P. M
ICeaclttdcd go Its i, Column 1,
hen is being bred and in the near fu
ture would reach the public, thus
doing much to lower ' th cost of
SOME PEOPLE CAN LEARN ONLY THROUGH EXPERIENCE.
I 1 ST 1 1 - ' fSSS' i I I I .
Berlin Denies Attack on Letts From
Rear and Says Return of Bal
tic Troops Is Hindered.
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 13. Allied
cruisers are aiding in the defence of
Riga, against German attacks, which
for five days have been incessant and
stubborn, according to a communica
tion issued by the Lettish foreign
office Sunday. Riga is being bom
barded by the enemy.
The situation of the Lettish troops
in Riga is desperate, according to dis
patches from Helsingfors. The Ger
man and Russian troops at any mo
ment are expected to force the pas
sage of the Duna river, which sepa
rates the main body of Colonel Ava-loff-Bermondt's
troops from the main
position of Riga.
The old town of Riga and the port
have been greatly damaged, it is said.
Many civilians have been killed or
Letts Invited to Parley. .
Claiming to have checked the at
tack of Lettish troops on the let
flank of his forces. Colonel Avaloff
Bermondt, commander of the forces
of the "Russian general government
has, since taking Riga, invited the
Letts and Esthonians to confer with
him at Mitau. The purpose of this
conference is to "prevent further
bloodshed and to bring about joint
action against the bolshevik!."
mere has been no indication of
advance east of Riga by the German-
Russian forces. The landing of 50,000
Lettish troops at Ltbau was a new
development in operations Klong the
Baltic, but- with the exception of the
reference made to it by Colonel
Avaloff-Bermondt, nothing is known
as to the success of the movement.
In the meantime, the town of Yam
burg, about 75 miles southwest of
Petrograd, has been taken by the
Russian northwestern army.
pakis, Oct. 13. Important troop
movements are occurring in the direc
tion of JRiga, according to a telegram
received here from Basel. Esthonian
troops have left Segewold for Riga.
oil mues aisiant, ana Lettish rein
forcements and other Esthonian de
taehments are en route to Libau on
board a transport for the purpose of
joining Lettish forces.
LONDON, Oct. 13. A wireless com
munication from General Denikine to
day claims further victories against
the bolshevists in the direction of
Orel and also in the region of Kiev.
General Denikine announces the cap
I turo of Ostrozhensky ' Vazhonoi (a
I town which cannot be located on
f I available maps) with 1500 prisoners.
j The bolsheviki made an attack upon
f I his army with large forces In the
I . vicinity of Orel, but were unsuccess
I , f ul. General Denikine captured 3000
prisoners and occupied Krovie (pos
sibly Kromy, about 25 miles south
west of Orel).
General Denikine's forces also oc
cupied the important provincial cap
ital of Chernigoff, about 75 miles
north of Kieff. The advance con
tinues. The capture of Yamburg marks the
beginning of the push by troops of
the Russian northwestern i.rmy un
der General Yudenitch toward Petro
grad, according to a dispatch to the
Dally Mail filed Saturday at Libau.
General Glazenapp is reported to have
taken .four complete bolshevik regi
ments, 2000 other soviet troops and
the entire staff of the 10th bolshevik
division. His losses are reported to
have been 27 killed and 150 wounded.
Offensive Held Too Late.
General Vladimlroff, who was main
ly instrumental in organizing the of
fensive, is quoted by the dispatch as
saying that the German-Russian of
fensive under Colonel Avaloff-Bermondt
came too late to stop the ad
vance of the Russian northwestern
army. Lettish troops still hold the
eastern part of Riga, on the right bank
of.the Duna, but the position Is ob
scure. Colonel Avaloff-Bermondt's
troops have occupied Thorenberg, the
western part of the city, and are
bombbarding positions east of the
river. Nothing further has been
learned here regarding the reinforce
ments which it was said were landed
from British ships or whether Esthon
ian troops are coming to the aid of
the Letts. .
A dispatch to the Manchester
Guardian from Berlin reports that the
Russo-German intrigue is of very
long standing, an eastern adventure
having been in the minds of military
reactionaries in Berlin since the
beginning of the year. It will be re
membered, the dispatch states, that
the far reaching possibility of such a
measure almost tempted independent
action on the part of the German
armies in the east at the critical mo
ment of the ratification of the peace
WASHINGTON. Oct. 13. In antici
pation that legislation to stop prof
iteering soon will become effective,
the department of-Justice is putting
the final touches to Its plans for pro
cedure when the new weapons are
Attorney-General Palmer today
called a meeting of the conferees who
took the cost of living problem under
advisement nearly three months ago.
Secretaries Glass, Houston and Wil
son, Chairman Murdock and W. B.
Colver of the federal trade commls
sfon, Director-General Hines, Assist
ant Attorney-General Ames, Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury Leffing
wen and H. E. FIgg, assistant to
Judge Ames, were present.
After a review of the progress
made so far, which was said to be
very gratifying, considering that none
of the laws requested of congress was
placed on the statute books, the con
ference discussed new steps to be
taken when the "real campaign" Is
started. Officials declined to indicate
what they had in mind, but it is
known that Attorney-General Palmer
is prepared to proceed vigorously in a
number of individual cases.
Another conference is to be held
later in the week, when Secretaries
Baker and Daniels are expected to
attend and to advise concerning the
release of surplus foodstuffs still
held by the military departments of
the government. Secretary Baker to
day canceled instructions for tl.e dis
tribution of sugar held by the army
on learning that the supply was
available for only two and one-half
months in advance.
Planning to take the public into his
confidence concerning action against
the. cost of living, Attorney-General
Palmer will make a number of trips
into adjoining states beginning the
latter art of this month.
HUSBAND PUT UNDER ARREST
Seattle Police Hold That
Drowning Is Suspicious.
WOMAN DRAGGED DOWN
Clothes Are Caught in Propeller
and All Erforts at Rescue Are
Futile; Body Not Found.
GENERAL BARRY RETIRED
Commander of Army Eastern De
partment Reaches 64th Year.
NEW YORK, Oct. 13. Major-Gen
eral Thomas H. Barry, commander of
the army department of the east, was
today at noon automatically retired
from the service by the reason of age
having reached his 64th birthday. .
- He will-retire to private life, and
pending the appointment of his suc
cessor, Brigadier-General Charles J.
Bailey, who has been stationed a
Fort Toten, will command the depart
merit of the east.
P0INCARE SIGNS TREATY
Action of French President lor-
mally Ends Slate of War.
PARIS. Oct. 14. (Havas.) The
journal Officiel announces this morn
ing the signing by President Poincare
of the document ratifying the peace
treaty with Germany.
Other acts signed at Versailles June
28 are to be deposited in the foreign
office in accordance with the final
clauses of the peace treaty, thereby
ending the state of war.
CANADIANS GIVE THANKS
National Holiday Is Observed
MONTREAL. Oct. 13. Canada cele
brated Thanksgiving day.
It was a holiday throughout the
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 13. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Bertha Elinor Miller, wife
of Walter B. Miller, a photographer
and ex-deputy sheriff, and former
wife of George L. Baker, now mayor
of Portland, was drowned In Lake
Washington Monday afternoon under
circumstances that resulted in an in
vestigation by the police and sheriff s
office, after which Miller was arrested.
Mrs. Miller disappeared from aboard
a small launch on which she and her
husband were the only passengers
while Miller was working on the en
gine, according to his statement to
the police. The Millers had been in
volved in domestic trouble for some
time, the police say, and divorce ac
tion has been threatened by each,
though none had been filed. They
were on their way across Lake Wash
Ingtop. Rescue Effor's vptiv.
Miller told the poll.-, cm r?,n. .:
the launch slowed up mi.i ,.
and Miller said he wa v.o-.r k c :
when he heard a splasi . vi
up he saw Mrs. Miller . i
the. craft struggling ir :i ;.;:.
put the boat about ai '. .!.--.....' t
toward the spot whe ..; y
was, he said. Her flour'
her more In the path of '
the bow ran her dowi
boat about again and t;
she was caught under
Running to the ster .
Miller said he discover
Miller's garinnnts were i.
propeller ol the vessel. .
hold of heif coat in an e f
her but pulled the coat 017
of it remained fast in ti
and Miller was unable t
launch under way.
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NDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
64 degrees; minimum, 52 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; gentle northerly winds.
Riga engulfed' In battle. Page 1.
Women In "T" work develop lacuiues, says
ex-teacher. Page 10.
Flume's gay life aimless comedy. Page 2.
Britons launch campalen in Denair Ol
league of nations, mtt
President reported to nave oram ieBion,
face partly parauu. . ...
Steel arbitration ippiremu uuvmcu.
page e- ....
Oregonlane may yet get 01a war
claims, rage 1.
Food prices will arop vunii mum.
Hoover says. Page J.
Reds call workers in steel mills to arms.
Understanding between employer and em
ploye held nation's need. Page 1.
Prominent educator visions U. 8. govern
ment suicide. Page 14.
Soviets eye democrats as buffer. Page 4.
Senator Kenyon Fays only half of steel
workers speak English. Page 4.
Overthrow of federal troops by strikers
advocated. - Page 1.
Six westbound fliers reach Presidio field.
Pa . . .
ShaMung provision of treaty debated in
Senate. Page 3.
Episcopal church breach less imminent.
jtCoacluded on 1'age i, Column l.J.
Mrs B E. Miller, ex-Portland woman, run
over by launch, drowned. Page 1.
Medford asks Portland to aid Crater Lake
road movement. Page 4.
Training for home negleoted, says Mrs.
C. H. Castner. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon apples bring good prices at eastern
auctions. Page 21.
Steel ships here will be sent to Atlantic
Vile food blamed for death of sailor.
Rivers-Trambitas go should be warm one.
Irve Higginbotham is coming for visit.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon Knights of Pythias meet here for
annual convention. Page 14.
Laundry strikers in temporary truce.
Roosevelt life lessons commended especially
to young, 1 uoo iv. ,
Steamer Helps Hvtiund
The boat was drifting .(tim,! M h n
the steamer Atlanta m k 1...
Miller explained briefly .b'
happened and he was gli r ; v ,0
a point south of Klrkl . , h.
ing shore Miller notified thr h.
office by telephone and tl.cn. t-. , -lio.j
a small launch owned and opi : i'
John Huber of Musklngtv ,. t ;
wth him in search of ;ri. iillloi
Deputies and motorcycle policemen
went to Kirkland at once to investi
gate the circumstances. It was fol
lowing this investigation and a ques
tioning of Miller by Lieutenant W. B.
Kent and Deputy Prosecuting At
torney Patterson at police headquar
ters that Miller was arrested.
Miller arrived in Seattle October 8
t aboard the steamshin President onrl
registered at the New Arctic hotel.
Mrs. Miller arrived Wednesday and
registered at the Calhoun hotel. They
had been in California some months.
Since Mrs. Miller's departure from
Seattle she made one visit to Port
land. Following that visit Miller told
the police they had not lived together
and his trip to Seattle was for the
purpose, he declared, of filing a di
Reconciliation Is Attempted.
George W. Miller, an automobile
dealer at 715 East Fine street, a mu
tual friend of the Millers, but not a
relative, endeavored last' Saturday
night, Walter Miller told Lieutenant
Kent, -to effect a reconciliation be
tween Walter Miller and his wifo.
Deputies and police with grappling
hooks searched for the body, but wcro
unsuccessful up to a late hour.
Mrs. Miller was 45 years old and
was once tre wife of George L. Bsker,
now mayor of Portland, and a mem
ber of a pioneer Oregon family.
When asked by Lieutenant Kent
regarding domestic trouble, Miller de
clared that he and Mrs. Miller had al
ways had more or less trouble ever
since they, were married.
It was (.Miller's peculiar actions
when found adrift in the little launch
that aroused the suspicion of persons
aboard the steamship Atlanta, who
also notified the sheriffs office. Mil
ler accepted the tragic death of his
wife with little concern, they said.
Later, whilo being questioned by Kent
and Patterson, Miller broke down and
wept bitterly. He had nothing to say
when questioned after his conference
with tho detective and prosecuting at
torney. Wife Follows to South.
Miller was at one time a photog
rapher on a local newspaper and later
went into commercial photography In
a firm known as Curtis & Miller.
Three years ago he entered employ
ment under Sheriff Stringer as a dep
uty and developed the county photo
graph gallery maintained at the coun
ty jail. He also studied and became
a finger-print specialist.
Several months ago Miller went to
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