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NEW YORK POLICE
Service Men Use Brick
Barrage in Defense.
.GERMAN OPERA OFFENDS
iTroops Mass at Theater to
Enforce Mayor's Order.
CIVILIAN AID ENLISTED
Scores of "Windows Are Broken by
Stones; Several Shots Tired
KEW TORK, Oct. 20. Mounted po
lice tonight charged a crowd of 300
service men who had massed In front
of the Lexington theater to prevent
production of German opera, upon
which Mayor Bylan had placed an
Dispersed by the police, the service
men hastened to Times Square, re
cruited nearly 1000 civilians and re
turned to the theater. One section of
the line engaged in a fight with the
police, laying down a. barrage of
bricks and etones.
In the melee several shots were
fired, but whether by the police or
the Indignant service men could not
be determined. Scores of windows
were smashed by stones and one ma
rine suffered a fracture of the hip.
A block of cement was hurled from
the roof of a building opposite the
theater. It struck the mudguard of
a passing automobile and rolled to
the sidewalk, almost striking two
police Inspectors. Detectives or
dered to the roof arrested Joseph
Bmith, a sailor from the U. S. S.
Imperator, on a charge of disorderly
conduct. A few minutes later a
mounted policeman was struck in the
face by a billiard ball.
Various posts of the American
Legion had adopted resolutions con
demning introduction of German
opera scheduled for tonight. Today
representatives of the Manhattan
naval post waited on Mayor Hylan
with a petition that the performance
be stopped. The mayor issued an or
der prohibiting the performance but
the sale of tickets continued.
Hundreds of soldiers, sailors and
marines gathered in front of the the
ater and when the doors opened they
raised a howl of derision and anger.
ReaervM Called For.
Then with an American flag at its
head, a long column of uniformed men
swung down the street. At their ap,
pearance a call for police reserves
was sent in. The service men were
led by a marine wearing a crolx de
guerre. A few minutes after the cur
tain had been raised and the strains
of German music sifted out through
the doors, the veterans pressed for
ward, only to be driven back and
temporarily dispersed by mounted
On learning that directors of the
Star Opera company intended to give
the performance regardless of his
order, the mayor issued a statement
in which he said that he had directed
the police not to Interfere with the
opera "until I could obtain the ad
vice of the corporation counsel to the
end I may proceed legally."
BOY, 16, IN BIG BATTLE
I-ad, in Canadian Army at 14, Re
turns to Home in Bend.
BEND, Or., Oct. 20. After two
years' service in the Canadian army,
"William F. McAdoo, son of I. V. Mc
Adoo of this city, arrived in Bend to
day. Although he participated in
some of the hottest fights on the
western front, the Canadian-American
veteran Is little more than. 16
years of age, enlisting in Portland
when 14 years old, after he had
been refused for all the American
branches because of his extreme
Young McAdoo was wounded 11
times in action, and his discharge
papers show that he is entitled to
British decorations for valor. For
one day he was a prisoner of war. but
as his two captors started back for
their own lines at nightfall he made
his escape and returned to the Cana
dian trenches after he had been
marked as missing in action.
CAFE OWNERS DON APRON
Cooks and Waiters Strike and Pro
prietors Go to Work.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Oct- 20.
troprietors of all local eating places
4onned caps and aprons this morn
ftng In an effort to conduct interrupt
ed service following a strike of the
wks1 and waiters' union at midnight.
The employers posted a new wage
(Male last night, it is alleged, without
previous notice or conference with
the union. The new scale reduces
the hours from ten to eight, on the
same hourly basis of pay as before,
allowing time and a half for over
time. Union leaders say that the ac
tion of the employers was arbitrary
and hasty and likely to precipitate a
etrihe situation, involving all organ
ized labor, of tbia district.
PORTLAND TO KEEP
0.-W. R. & N. OFFICER
iMEKGEB WITH CXIOX PACIFIC
DEXIED BY JUDGE IiOVETT.
j Inspection Trip Will. Determine
What Has to Be Done After Re
turn of Lines to Owners. .
OMAHA. Oct. 20. (Special.) Port
land is to retain headquarters of the
O.-W. R. & N. company and Salt Lake
City will retain headquarters of the
Oregon Short Line railroad after the
railroads are returned to private
President Robert S. Lovett of the
Union Pacific, directing head of the
Harriman properties. In Omaha today
absolutely denied the report that the
Oregon properties will be consolidated
with the Union Pacific and operated
from Omaha. The headquarters of
the Short line will also continue as
. President Lovett and other chiefs
of the Union Pacific system held a
conference in Omaha on the policy of
the roads after the restoration.
Wednesday morning Judge Lovett will
leave on a trip to Salt Lake, Port
land and other system cities.
"What improvements will be made
on the Harriman railroads after the
return of the properties to the stock
holders?" was asked.
"That I cannot tell yet," replied
J-idge Lovett, "I have not been over
the properties for the two years of
government control. . Lots of things
can happen in two years. I am going
over the system now. After looking
things over I can decide what there
is to.be done.
; "Largely speaking. Union Pacific
properties will be maintained in the
same splendid condition after they
are returned to the stockholders as
they were before the government took
them over for war purposes. "What
ever is necessary to that end will be
done. The roads of the system are
not to be consolidated. The Union
Pacific will continue to be operated
from Omaha, the Oregon Short Line
from Salt Lake and Oregon-Washington
from Portland. A responsible head
should be located in the northwest
and one In the center Just as well as
at the eastern terminus of the prop
erty. There will be no consolidation."
EX-MILLIONAIRE IS PAUPER
Ex-Senator, Convicted as Swindler,
Applies at Poor House.
ROCHESTKK, N. Y- Oct. 20.
Alonro J. Whitman, aged 61, formerly
one of the most notorious swindlers
in the United States, has aDDlied to
the authorities of fiis home town,
Dansville, near hire, for admission to
the county poor house. A graduate
of Hamilton college, he went In his
early manhood to Minnesota to look
after his" father's lumber interests.
He became a millionaire and was
elected state senator. He then oper
ated as one of the boldest confidence
men in the country and as a result
served several terms in prison. Once
he escaped custody by leaping from
a fast moving train.
OWN APPENDIX CUT OUT
Ex-Soldier Assists in Operation Be
ing Performed on Himseir.
POMONA. Cal., Oct. 20. Jack Dow,
recently discharged from the army,
was said by surgeons of the Pomona
valley hospital to have cut out his
own appendix today.
Dow suffered a sudden attack of
appendicitis. He was rushed to the
hospital where he insisted upon tak
ing only a local anaesthetic When
surgeons .had progressed in the op
eration to the point where the ap
pendix was to be cut out, Dow de
manded the right to do it himself.
Dow was a medical student at
Johns Hopkins before entering the
AMERICANS GREET PRINCE
Border Crossed by Many, Who Hear
Expressions of Good Will.
NIAGARA. FALLS. Ont, Oct. 20.
Many Americans crossed the border
today to shake hands with the Prince
of Wales at a public reception. Their
visit caused him to express the hope
that relations between the United
States and Canada would become
more friendly and to regret his in
ability to accept the invitation of
the mayor of Buffalo to visit the city.
The prince reviewed a guard of
honor from the original "Princess
SHIPS LOST; CREWS SAVED
Schooners Abandoned in Mid-Atlantic;
Men Picked Up.
NEW YORK, Oct. 20. Crews of two
schooners, the Alice E. Moulton of
Newfoundland and the General Knox
of New York, are being brought to
New York on the steamship Toronto,
according to a wireless received to
day. The message said that both crews
were picked up in mid-Atlantic after
they had abajidoned their ships. - The
rudders of both schooners were gone
and the decks awash when the crews
took to the boats.
BRITISH B0AT FIRED ON
Roumanian Patrol and River Ves
sel Exchange Shots.
BUDAPEST, Oct. 20. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Shots were exchanged
yesterday between a Roumanian pa
trol and a British river boat.
The patrol is declared to have fired
on the British craft on the Danube,
the river boat returning; the tire.
Steel Strike Said to Have
PROFESSED I. VY. W. ON A
Workers Will Take f ' and
Operate Industry Says.
FOSTER'S VART IS: TOLD
All Government Held Useless.
American Federation of Labor
"Too Xarrow" for Progress. .
WASHINGTON, . Oct. 20. While
members of the senate labor commit
tee investigating the steel strike sat
fairly dazed and dumfounded, Jacob
Margolis of Pittsburg, I. W. W. agi
tator and admitted advocate of social
revolution, today told them a story of
ultra-radical activities which he said
underlay and were associated with the
nation-wide strike of steel workers.
Even more remarkable to his hear
ers was his delineation of a partially
successful attempt covering the past
two years to fuse at Pittsburg for' an
unstated but vaguely hinted revolu
tionary purpose the combined forces
of the I. W. W., bolshevik! and Rus
sian Industrial workers, whose imag
ination, he acknowledged, has been
caught by the successes of Lenine and
Trotsky in Russia. All were working,
he told the committee calmly, "to
create a new society within the shell
of the old."
Foster's Name Cornea In.
Throughout Margolis' story ran the
name of William Z. Foster, secretary
of the steel strike committee, to whom
Chairman Kenyon of the labor com
mittee forced a frequent" recurrence
by cross-examination, in which dicta
graph records of telephone conversa
tions, photographed copies of Margo
lis" correspondence and similar mat
ters played a large part.
Margolis coolly classified himself
as an "anarchist syndicalist," in
which capacity he had worked with
and' for the L W. W. organization,
and a "Tolstoian anarchist." Govern
ments, he said, will be of no use
"when proper industrial conditions
are established," and these industrial
conditions, he predicted, will be es
tablished when workers, organized
along X W. W. linee, got ready to
"take over and operate industry- for
themselves, more efficiently than pri
vate ownership can."
Help of Russians Soaarht.
Secretary Foster came into the tes
timony not co much as a radical agi
tator himself, but as a seeker for
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-L SELECT PORTLAND
CHOICE BY HOUSE OF DEPU
TIES IS CXAXIMOUS.
Bishops Will Be Asked to Accede
in Face of Preference for
DETROIT, Mich.. Oct 20. Petitions
Mor divine guidance and nrotectlon
for the president of the United States
should be democratic in form, the
house of bishops decided today In re
fusing, to concur in action by the
house of deputies of the Protestant
Episcopal church in convention here,
to retain the old form of prayer. The
bishops indorsed the new form of the
prayer, rejected last week by the
deputies, which also contains a plea
for safeguarding the nation.
It was the contention that the old
prayer, modeled after that for the
monarch cf England in the English
prayerbook. presented too strongly a
Plea for the man and not for the
By action of the house of bishops.
Thanksgiving day is to be created
a holy day in the church. Concur.
Lrence of the deputies is necessary.
in Dote bo rises progress was. made
today in revision of the prayerbook,
the bishops ratifying many of the
amendments made by the deputies
and the latter adopted further
Women Admitted to Councils.
Another step toward enfranchise
ment of women was taken today when
the house of bishops gave permission
to the missionary district of San Joa
quin of California to admit women to
its legislative councils. A commis
sion has been named to consider the
status of women In church councils
and to report in 1922.
Choice of a place for the next meet
ing has found divided sentiment In
th$ two bodies. The house of bishops
has selected Philadelphia and the
house of deputies today unanimously
decided upon Portland, Or. The bish
ops will be asked to meet the wishes
of the other house.
Agreement has been reached' in the
houses on the question of a concordat
with the Congregational church
whereby Congregational ministers
may . be ordained to preach in the
Episcopal church. An amendment has
been proposed to the church constitu
tion which, if adopted now and rati
fied in 1822, will remove any ob
stacles to give Episcopal ordination
to ministers of other faiths. In one
respect today was notable in church
history in that a high prelate of the
Roman Catholic church. Cardinal
Mercler of Belgium, addressed the
Ie of Nations Issue.
The league of nations issue came to
the front again today when th inter
national committee of the house of
deputies offered a substitute for
Bishop Brewster's resolution adopted
by the. house of bishops Indorsing "a
covenant of nations." The new reso
lutions, which like the Brewster pro
posals, found objections in the depu
ties because they did not flatly de
clare for or agaln.it the covenant in
its present" form, ' would pledge the
support of the church to. "all move
ments which aim to draw closer the
nations of the earth," stating the be-
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SHINING THROUGH THE DARKNESS.
WILSON'S CONDITION IS
CHANGED BUT LITTLE
PRESIDENT RESTS EASY WITH
BETTER DAY THAN' USUAL.
Announcement of Labor Conference
Appointment Is Regarded as
WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. Announce
ment today that President Wilson had
appointed Owen D. Young of Schenec
tady, N. V., as a member of the pub
lic group of the national Industrial
conference, was cited by White House
officials as refuting reports that Mr.
Wilson's illness had rendered him In
capable of attending to any business.
These officials said it was not the
first official action the president had
taken since he became 111.
The appointment of Mr. Young was
considered necessary, inasmuch as the
vacancy was caused by the ill health
of Fuller Callaway, the delegate orig
unomciai reports at the White
House Indicated the president's condi
tion had changed but little through
out the day, although a correction of
his digestive disturbances on Sunday
had been effected.
Dr. Grayson at 10:30 tonight Issued
the following bulletin:
"The president has had a better day
President Wilson's digestive dis
turbance has subsided almost com
pletely and he was comfortable after
a fairly good night. His physicians
issued the following bulletin early to
day: "The White House, October 20, 11:25
M- The president's digestive dis
turbance has subsided almost com
pletely After a fairly good night he
is comfortable this morning.
While recognizing that even any
slight incidental ailment undoubtedly
would have a tendency to increase
nervousness and thereby to a certain
extent retard recovery, in White
Home circles there were no indica
tions that the slight digestive attack
was the cause of serious concern. In
announcing the digestive trouble last
night, Rear-Admlral Grayson said
otherwise the president's condition
was unchanged and indicated that the
patient was more than holding his
BANK RAPPED BY SENATOR
Concern Has Xo Charter to VUIfj
Government, Says Dial.
.WASHINGTON. Oct 20 Charges
that , the Harriman National bank of
New York was "trying to encourage
unrest and dissatisfaction," were
made in the senate today by Senator
Dial, democrat. South Carolina. He
was discussing the advertisement by
the bank published in New York in
which comment was made on the sale
of sugar to France by the war de
partment. The bank's national charter should
be forfeited, the senator said, because
it had "misapplied" Its-funds in pay
ing for the advertisement.
"It has a charter to do a banking
business and not to vilify the gov
ernment," he said.
PETROGRAD IS CUT
OFF FROM WORLD
Rumors Regarding Old
CAPTURE REPORTED DOUBTED
Fall of City Soon, However,
Is Held Inevitable.
REDS CONCEDE REVERSES
Yudenitch Forces Known to Be
Near ir Xot Already Within
Gates; Heavy Firing Reard.
LONDON, Oct 20. Admission that
the forces of General Yudenitch have
penetrated beyond Gatchina is im
plicitly given in a bolshevik com
munique received here which reports
severe fighting to the northeast of
1""-n""- severe combats are also re
ported east of T.lr. v. . .
sheylki are defending the railroad
rron Windau to Rybinsk
The bolshevik! claim , to have cap
tured 1000 prisoners in a 14-mile ad
vance against Admiral Kolchak's
forces, near Kurgan, on the trans
COPENHAGEN,Oct. 20. Tremen
dous explosions were being heard
from Petrograd by the attacking
army last night, according to a spe
cial telegram to the Berlingske Ti
dende from Reval. General Yude
nltcha army was then eight and one
half miles from Petrograd. the towers
of which could be seen from the anti
bolshevik lines during the day. The
liberation of Petrjgrad was expected
Anti-Reds press Forward.
Anti-bolshevtk troops are within
five miles of Petrograd.. according to
a semi-official British statement,
stye a dispatch from Helslngfors to
the Berlingske TIdende.
PARIS, Oct. 20. (Havas.) Contra
dictory reports are received from
Russia , and it Is Imnnuiki.
firm rumors that Petrograd has been
taken by the northwestern Russian
army. It seems certain.
General Yudenltch's troops must be
... .ua g.iei or me city, if they had
uk "cuy tax en it.
Riga Situation Critical."
The situation at Rln i. --li
cording to news reaching Paris 'yes-
t ' ine -etlt Parlslen. The
Lettish army has insufficient effec
tives to resist the attacks of forces
commanded by Colonel Avaloff-Ber-mondt.
and also lacks artillery and
materials of war. the newspaper says.
LONDON. Oct. 20. Petrograd is vir
tually isolated, the war office an
nounced today, anti-bolshevik cavalry
having cut the railroads leading from
Petrograd to Vitebsk. Moscow and
Vologda. The Petrograd - Vitebsk
road is cut at Viritza and the Petro-grad-Moscow
railroad r t.-
. Ul II
and southeast of Petrograd. respec-
mne lines at Vologda are cut
south of Lake Ladoga.
Red Division Wiped Ont.
A bolshevik division which was be
ing rushed to Petrograd was virtually
wiped out at Krasnoe Selo when Gen
eral Yudenitch took that ontnn.i
Petrograd, according to war office ad-
The war office further announces
that Pskov, the important railway
Junction about ISO mit.. ,
Petrograd, is under bombardment by
me r-stnonians. Petrograd is re
ported as preparing fnr a .
chine guns are posted on the principal
streets ana rood Is being brought Into
The white flag was hoisted over the
Russian fortress of Kronstadt Friday
The troops of General Denikine
have driven the bolshevik! from Kiev,
which they temporarily occupied last
Cossacks Root BolshevUU.
The official statement says:
"On the south of the Russian front
west of the Khoper river Cossacks
routed the bolshevik 14th ivi.i..
taking 6000 prisoners and 27 rr,.'
Volunteers are following up the ad
"Southwest of Orel an i
umn of 10.000 advanced to the attack
against tne urel-Korsk road near
Krom. This force was enveloped on
both banks and half of t was sur
rounded and destroyed and the re
mainder put to flight northward.
Reds Are Hard Pressed.
"The bolshevikl temporarily occu
pied Kiev on the IStrk. but vnltmt...
reinforcements succeded in clearing
the whole of the city, except the west
and northwest suburbs, where fight
ing was continuing on the 17th."
PARIS, Oct. 20. (Havas.) News
papers announce that General Mangin
will leave this week as chief of the
inter-allied mission to supervise the
evacuation of the Baltic provinces by
German troops, who up till last week
were under General von der Goltx.
A Paris dispatch stated that Gen
eral Mangin, "the French member of
the inter-allied commission to super
intend the evacuation of the Baltic
states by the troops of General von
der Goltx," would leave Pans im
mediately for the Baltic, to be fol-
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MOTHERHOOD OUT OF
FRANCE MCST FAVOR BIRTHS
BY EVERY MEAN'S, IS PLEA.
Woman Physician at New York
Conference Says Laws Should
Protect Parent, Also.
NEW YORK, Oct. 20. A plea for
motherhood out of wedlock was made
totday at the international conference
of women physicians by Dr. Anna
Moutet of France.
"In a country the population of
which Is decreasing." she said, "it is
important above all to favor the rate
of birth by every means, to do away
with all obstacles in the protection ol
all children indiscriminate.-.
"Motherhood outside of marriage
must no longer be held as a disgrace
or a burden. The girl mother must
be lifted. The prejudice which make$
her an object of general censure must
be combatted, and if Irregular birth
is no longer a disgrace to the child
neither must It be a dishonor to the
mother. She must find in society for
herself and for her child the support
which in the past was refused her."
Describing what France has done
in the matter. Dr. Moutet said:
"The law has assured the protection
of the child born out of wedlock first
in creating a bond of right betweec
him and hls parents vhen that is pos
sible; then In assisting the mothei
when she is alone and without re
sources, and finally In taking full re
sponsibility in rearing the child.
"In 1917 the government assisted
70.562 abandoned girl mothers or
wives and widows in the support of
"Laws regarding Investigation of
fatherhood and too lax." she said,
"and ought to be broadened even if
they should disturb the peace of a
few families whose egotism and fallen
honor are respected at the expense ot
In a general discussion of sex
morality and prostitution several
speakers urged the necessity of more
stringent police measures to cope
with the evil.
OLD MAN'S SEARCH ENDS
Death Halts Hunt for Friends
Arter 4 0 Years' Absence.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Oct. 20. After an
absence of 20 years. S. F. Hoskinson,
75, who first came here in 1875 on his
way to California, failed to find on
hla arrival. October 10, any of the
friends of 40 years ago. Today he
died after a sudden illness at a sister's
home in Fort Blvkeiey. - - .
Hoskinson lived In California rrom
1877 to 1899. when he returned to
Seattle to visit Mrs. Ida L. Anderson,
a sister. Even the police appealed to
could not assist him in finding the old
friends. He Is survived by two other
sisters. Mrs. Jennio Freeman. San
Jose. CaL. and Mrs. Clara Rosenquist
of California, and two brothers, one
of whom. George Hoskinson, lives In
SENATORS HIT RETAILERS
Solons Report Food Profits Run
Up to 3 6 00 Per Cent.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. Prices
charged by retailers for foodstuffs
here frequently are from 200 to 3600
per cent In excess of wholesale prices,
a senate Investigating committee de
clared today in its report.
"It would seem." said the report,
"that the tetall meat dealers receive
a greater per cent of profit than the
farmer, livestock raiser, buyer, rail
roads, commission and cold storage
men and packers combined."
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTE RD AT 8 Maximum temperature.
59 degrees; minimum. 40 decrees.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy; southwesterly
Fate of Petrograd mystery, all communica
tions cut off. Page 1.
RuHla feels first thrill of patriotism
Gary refutes to budge la demand for open
hop. Page 3.
American action on treaty eommiuion
awaits, on senate. Page 2.
Senator Watson exposes reds on trade
commission payroll. Page 6.
Soldiers are landed to relieve congestion on
New York piers. Page 6.
Wilson's condition but littie changed.
Senators amazed at steel strike revelations.
Service men line brick barrage In clash
with New York police. Page 1.
Episcopalians differ over president's prayer.
Motherhood out of wedlock advocated.
Portland will keep O.-W. It- i N. head
quarters. Page 1.
Captain Donaldson finishes second in air
derby. Page s.
British business not asking for favors.
trade envoy asserts. Page 4.
Carnegie plants to permit unions to look
in. Page 4.
Abnormal rtee in sugar price prevented.
Commercial and Marine.
City to determine today what it will do
aooui siriKe ai oil canas. Page 11.
Date set for government wool auction at
Portland, page is.
Corn lower at Chicago on selling by shorts.
Wall street stocks advance 3 to 25 points
with heavy trading. Page 19.
Campaign to get recruits for sea training j
begins In Portland. Page 9.
Coastwise shipping held losing game.
Annual meeting of Pacific Coast league
causes usual "hot stove" gossip. Page 12.
Independent football teams In need of
league. Page 12.
Canadian prairie towns go out after hockey
stars. Page IX
Benny leonard to risk title in Dundee
bout. Page V2.
Portland and Vicinity.
Johnson, confessed slayer, brought to Port
land. Page 10.
Campaign for Roosevelt memorial fund
opena In Oregon. Page 7.
New run proposed for Alblna ferrr. Par IS.
Lvcul drama league preparing lor season
ot acuvlUr. i-age Ml,
ROBBED DP S45D0
Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan, 28,
Murdered at Seattle.
PROMINENT MAN SUSPECTED
Body Found in Exclusive Res
AUTO RIDE PROVES LURE
Examination Shows That Woman
Was Beaten and Strangled and
Body Thrown From Cliff.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Oct. SO. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan, 28 years
old, who came to Seattle Saturday to
establish residence here to obtain a
divorce from her husband, George W.
Ryan, employed in the offices of a
cannery at Puyallup, was found dead
at the foot of a bluff In Mount Baker
Park, an exclusive residence section,
It was definitely learned tonight
that robbery was a motive for the
murder of Mrs. Ryan. When she left
Puyallup Saturday afternoon at 2:12
o'clock Mrs. Ryan carried 14500, her
share of a division of cash made by
her husband througn their lawyer, S.
Porter, of Puyallup when the two de
cided to separate.
Mrs. Ryan had been strangled and
beaten before her body was thrown
over. That she was taken to the spot
where her body was found in an auto
mobile and that "a man in the case"
figures In th affair dating back to
a time when the Ryans decided to
part, are theories that the police
were working on tonight.
Hat Identifies Woman.
For nearly 12 hours the identity
of the woman was a mystery. She
was identified, through a hat and fur
purchased in Tacoma, by Seattle de
tcctives who went there this morn
ing. Her husband was notified and
arrived in Seattle tonight, making
Ryan furnished the police with
the name of a man who, it is said, la
prominent In business here, but the
identity of whom the police will not
reveal, who corresponded with Mrs.
Ryan. Search was being made to
night for the man.
Postmortem examination by William
H. Corsen, deputy coroner, developed
cause of death as strangulation and
discredited a first belter that a deep,
narrow wound on the left edge of the
chin had killed the woman. The left
side of the face carried several other
smaller scratches and incision and
there was a blackened area as from
a sharp blow. There were no frac
tured bones. A complete autopsy was
begun, and Dr. Corsen will announce
tomorrow the result of an examina
tion of the stomach to determine
whether the woman had been drugged
prior to the time that several Inches
of her light cloth coat was wadded
into her mouth.
Caretaker Finds Body.
"Rhodes Bros., Tacoma," her black
silk hat of toque style, which first
caught the eye of Gardener Dan Ferri,
lying in the pathway below the body,
bore the word "Saco" with the letter
"S" above it. No other marks of
identity were found about her person.
Dan Ferri. 1713 Nineteenth avenue
South, caretaker of Jones acre, an
Improved park area of unusually
rugged character, owned by C. Reger
Brown, shipping man of the city, was
on a morning tour of inspection and
traversing a path cut in the side of
the bluff when he noticed a woman's
hat lying before him. Glancing up he
caught sight of the two feet of a
woman lying face down upon briar
bushes growing from the hillside
Running to the higher level he
found the body of the woman with
the head upon the firm soil of the
bank' and the body and limbs over
the edge of the cliff and supported
by the bushes. When he endeavored
to lift the body it slipped from his
grasp and tumbled to the pathway
where he had at first stood.
Ferri notified Miss Catherine Mad
den, a clerk at the Mount Baker drug
store, 3603 McClellan avenue, imme
diately, and it was she who notified
Assailant Thought Huge.
Frank Koepfli. chief deputy roe-oner,
gave it as his opinion that death
had not occurred more than six hours
previous and probably not more than
four hours before the body was
found. There was no evidence of a
struggle. A small patch or blood was
found on the root of a tree protrud
ing from the ground two feet from
the place where the head of the body
Thus far it has been unexplained
as to why more blood was not found
at this point than directly under the
face of the woman. The cut on tho
chin, which was the only Indisputable
wound on the body, was made. In tho
opinion of Dr. Corsen. prior to her
death and must have bled profusely.
He believed it to have been made
either by an extraordinarily large
seal ring or by brass knuckles, and
says that he believes it was a Iarg
and powerful person who made the