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VOL TVTTT f) 18 S82 Entered at Portland (Oregon)
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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1919.
'PRICE FIVE CENTS
WILSON PROVES HIS
. STRENGTH TO DOCTOR
WILSON ASKED TO
REMOVAL OF SUGAR
SNOW CQVERS BEND;
COLD SWEEPS STATE
PEXDLETOX MERCURY , DROPS
FURTHEST IN 2 0 YEARS.
PATROLMAN SHOT IN
BATTLE WITH THUGS
I KILLED IN HOLDUP
THREE ARMED MEN HOLD
CAR BARN' EMPLOYES.
APPEAL PROMPTLY ISSUED TO
FAIR PRICE COMMITTEE
WANTS SWEETS DOLED OUT.
I u II I LI in u
COAL STRIKE FAILS
Walkout to Be November
, .1, Lewis Announces.
PRESIDENT'S PLEA UNHEEDED
Operators Agree to Propos
als, but Unions Withdraw.
WAGE SCALE IS REJECTED
Dealers Pledge Efforts to Keep
Dow a Prices and Ask That Men
Be Drafted to Work Mines.
DEVELOPMENTS I.V LABOR
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. Out
standing developments today in
the Industrial situation were:
Failure of efforts of Secre
tary Wilson to mediate the
threatened strike of bituminous
coal miners, despite an appeal
by President Wilson that the
negotiations be continued, and
that if they failed both sides
submit their case to a board of
Announcement by the Ameri
can Federation of Labor that a
conference would be called here
in the near future, at which the
heads of the 112 international
unions affiliated with that or
ganization would discuss plans,
for the conduct of disputes now
in progress and those immedi
Final dissolution of the na
tional industrial conference
called by President Wilson with
a view of establishing a basis
for industrial peace.
Preparation at American Fed
eration of Labor headquarters
here of letters to the affiliated
unions over the country urging
moral and financial support to
the striking steel workers.
Bulletins Announcing Continued
Improvement Create Optimism
at White House. '
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. Interven
tion by President Wilson today in the
impending coal strike through a mes
sage to the conferring miners and
operators brought about a belief in
official circles that he had made defi
nite progress to recovery. .
The situation resulting from a dead-
loci; in the coal strike conference was
not brought to the president's atten
tion until after noon, and within three
hours his appeal for continuation of
negotiations was In the hands of Sec
This participation in a public mat
ter on such short notice, counted with
he daily bulletins announcing con-
inued improvement, created at the
White House an atmosphere of optimism.
Rear-Admiral Grayson, the presi
dent's personal physician, however, in
sisted that the president's strength
should not be overtaxed.
In his night bulletin Dr. Grayson
"The president has had a good day."
The bulletin issued earlier in the
The president continues slowly to
in in strength. There is nothing
additional to report this morning."
HUNGER WAR LOOMS UP
Attorney-General Palmer Warns
People to Work and Save.
isusiuw, uct. 24. "The great un
derlying causes of the war are boil
ing in America now more strongly
than they were "boiling when our boys
were across the seas," Attorney-Gen-
ral Palmer declared today in an ad
dress before the state fair price committee.
"If American people would under
stand that thoroughly, they would en
ter on a campaign of construction,
saving and economy which would re
sult in winning this other great war.
which is not merely against high
prices, but is a war against hunger
and starvation in the cities and towns
of our beloved land."
Last Q cv oi Industrial
Covv ,nce Adjourns.
FAILURE FREELY ADMITTED
Creation of Body Experts on
Peace Adjustment Desired.
BOARD PLAN FINDS FAVOR
Report Sent to White House Com
mends Programme Outlined by
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. The last
government effort to avert the coal
strike set for November 1 failed ut
terly tonight and 500,000 miners will
ciuit work on the very eve of winter
with the nation's bins running -dan
Even an appeal from President Wil-
6on was not enough to bring peace
to a conference that was torn and
on the breaking point half a dozen
times during the day. Charges and
counter-charges flew thick and fast
as the groups of operators and miners
filed out of the meeting which began
somewhat hopefully four days ago.
While the operators announced that
they had accepted the. president's of-
.fer to wipe the slate clean and nego
tiate a new wage agreement, th
miners charged that the operators had
bolted without the consent of Secre
tary of Labor Wilson, the storm center
ef an extraordinary fight to save the
Country untold distress and suffering.
Miners Leave Hall.
surrounded by a score of miners,
John L. Lewis, president of the United
Wine Workers of. America, hurried ou
of the hall and halted long enough to
announce that the strike order stood
and that the miners would walk ou
after a full day's work on the closing
day of the present month. The fina
breaking up of the conference, Lewi
said, meant that official notice of the
failure would be sent forthwith to
the unions everywhere to order the
men out of the mines at the appointed
The president's appeal, was made
through Secretary Wilson after the
latter had exhausted every possible
effort. It pointed out what a strike
rr.eant and urged the two sides to get
together, negotiate their differences,
rc-sorting to arbitration only in the
event negotiations failed. The 'm
portant point in the proposal, how
ever, was that the mines be kept open
and the miners stay at work.
The miners and operators had left
the conference room and Secretary
Wilson, the tears springing to his t
eyes, was gathering up his papers,
vhen he announced that his efforts
cr.d the president's efforts had fallen
down and that the conference had ad
journed for good. He explained the
status but refused to be drawn into
charges of bad faith.
Operator Accept Propoaal.
"The operators agreed to accept the
proposal of the president in its en
tirety," Mr. Wilson said, "and to pro
ceed with negotiations and if they
failed to come to a conclusion to sub
mit the matters still in dispute to ar
bitration the mines to continue In
operation pending adjustment.'
"The miners interpreted the presi
dent's letter as two proposals. They
were willing to accept the first, that
Is, to proceed to negotiate. The op
erators said that having expressed a
MISSION REACHES PARIS
Ma jor-Gencral Ilarbord on Way to
United States From Turkey.
PARIS," Octf 24". The" members' of
the Harbord mission to Turkey ar-
red in Paris today from Constanti
Major-General James G. Harbord
will sail for New Tork early in No
vember, after conferences with the
members of the American pea;e dele
General Harbord and all the other
members of the mission are busy pre
paring a formal report, which prob
ably will be submitted to the mem
bers of the American delegation in
three or four days.
WASHINGTON,' Oct. 24. With a
recommendation to President Wilson
that he create a commission to carry
on the work which the national In
dustrial conference was unable to
accomplish, the public group, the last
remaining element of the body, finally
Despite two attempts by Mr. Wil
son to save from . dissolution the
gathering, tonight's adjournment
brought to a formal close the con
ference called by -the executive to
find some common ground of co
operation between labor and capital
on the outcome of which were held in
abeyance strikes affecting the v en
tire industrial life of the nation.
The report of the public representa
ives, declining to assume the task
for which the original gathering was
called, was transmitted to the White
House through Chairman Bernard M.
Baruch in the form of a 1000-word
letter. No information was forth
coming from the White House as to
the president's next move to bring
Secretary' Plan Approved.
The .report of the public group, made
public tonight -by Chairman Baruch
summarized the proceedings of the
14 days the conference was in
session, put the stamp of approval on
the plan for industrial boards sug
gested by Secretary of Labor Wilson
and recommended the calling of an
other body containing- Industrial ex?
perts to undertake the peace adjust
ment. It was drafted by a committee
of five delegates, of which John D.
Rockefeller Jr. was chairman. Al
though four or five conferees were
opposed to final adjustment, only Dr.
Charles W. Eliot, president emeritus
of Harvard university, voted against
the motion on final test.
Delegates urged that the high cost
of living and other problems be
pressed for immediate solution before
dissolution, but a strong majority of
the representatives, it was said, felt
that the conference virtually came to
ARMY DEFENDS ISLAND
Attacks of U. S. Naval Forces 3Iet
in Sham Battle.
HONOLULU, Oct. 24. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Despite heavy attacks
by the naval forces under Rear-Ad
miral William D. Fletcher, United
States navy, the land army of Major
General Charles G. Morton, United
States army entrenched in Oaho isl
and, is holding its own in the sham
battle being waged against it.
The naval drive against the island
began Wednesday. Its purpose is to
show the defensive qualities of the
land forces from an attack by nava
TRAIN KILLS BYRON MAN
Edward McMillan Struck While
Delivering Mail Bags.
PROSSER, Wash., Oct. 24. (Spe
cial.) Apparently confused by pass
ing trains while delivering mail bags,
F.dward McMillan, aged 68, was struck
by a train on the Northern Pacific
railroad at Byron yesterday and in
Mr. McMillan conducted a general
store and postoffice. He is survived by
his widow. The body will be shipped
to Ohio, his former home.
Some Patrons of Restaurants Said
to Be Using Too Much, While
Others Have None.
Because some patrons of restau
rants and grills are generously help
ing themselves to four lumps of sugar
in each cup of coffee while hungry
folk in other establishments, where
the supply of sweetening material is
low, are going without, the federal
fair-price committee last night adopt
ed a resolution advising that sngar
bowls be removed from all. tables in
public eating places. The board sug
gested that the war-time custom of
having the waitress supply the sugar
would be far more satisfactory until
an ample supply of the product is
once more on hand.
Committee members recounted their
personal experiences in restaurants
and hotels where some had absolutely
no sugar and others seemed well
A communication from Food Ad
ministrator W. K. Newell was read in
the meeting. This stated that 11 Vt
cents will not be considered an un
reasonable price for sugar in Port
land, as Ralph P. Merritt, representa
tive of the sugar equalization board
on the coast, has stated that it costs
25 cents in freight rates on every 100
pounds and this should be figured in
on the 11-cent retail price effective
in San Francisco. Mr. Merritt said
there is now a'mple sugar for this
city, but, of course, its shipment will
be slow until normal trade is re
Evidence la Submitted.'
Mrs. George L. Williams submitted
as evidence for the committee two
packages of sugar she had purchased
at different Japanese stores, concern
ing which complaints had been made.
Each bag cost 10 cents, but one con
tained 15 ounces, while the other
held only 13 34 ounces.
The committee, having recelyed Its
third complaint concerning Joe Let-
iff, proprietor of the West Park gro
cery, requested the dealer to appear
at the next meeting to explain his
method of weighing sugar. It is al
leged that he is not abiding by gov
ernment regulations in marketing
this staple. Letiff was personally
questioned once before by Thomas G.
Farrell, chairman of, the fair price
committee, concerning . other grocery
dealings, but he explained that he had
sold out his business and later been
forced to take It back after the pur
chasers had misused it.
"v Attorney la Crlilciae. .
Criticism of the district attorney';
office for not paying closer atten
tion to the workings of the board was
voiced by Mrs. Williams, who made a
motion that, as the anti-profiteering
bill has received the president's eig
nature and is now a law, a legal rep
resentatlve of the government here
after be delegated to attend all ses
sions. Another motion asking tha
Mr. Newell provide a stenographer to
keep an accurate record of all test!
mony also received approval.
Further decrease in the price o
pork was discussed. Mrs. "William
maintained that the best cuts are now
(Concluded on Page 3, Column 4.)
(Concluded on Fage 3, Column 1.)
Ensilage and Corn at The Dalles
Are Injured by Frost When j
Temperature Falls to 31. j
BEND. Or., Oct. 24. (Special.) A
heavy snowfall,' the first of the sea
son, broke down tents of the Alamo
carnival, showing here in connection
with the American Legion reveille
celebration, last night and covered
fields in the country surrounding
Bend, where the potato harvest had
The fall totaled five inches and had
a water equivalent of .65 of an inch.
The snow was general for 40 miles
to the southeast.
PENDLETON, Or.. Oct. 24. (Spe
cial.) With the thermometer at 19
degrees above zero last night. Pen
dleton experienced the coldest Octo
ber weather in the past 20 years.
weather records show. There has
been no further rain or snow but re
ports from the country Indicate that
the snow was heavy in the mountains
yesterday and that the entire county
benefited by good rains.
THE DALLES. Or.. Oct. 24. (Spe
cial.) The coolest temperature re
corded here this fall was registered
today by the weather apparatus at
the local chamber of commerce, which
showed 31 degrees above zero. The
only damage done by the frost was to
ensilage, a large amount of corn be
ing injured by the low temperature.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., Oct. 24.
(Special.) The forerunner of winter
ppeared in the mid-Columbia section
last night in the form of snow on all
high points .of the range. Ranchers
on the higher, elevations report a fall
of about half an inch, although rain
only was enjoyed below. This is much
earlier than snow is usually observed
locally. There are thousands of
boxes of apples still unpicked, but
unless a heavy freeze sets in no
damage will result.
EUGENE, Or.. Oct. 24. (Special.)
George Croner, deputy sheriff, who
returned yesterday from a trip up the
McKenzie river, says that the tops of
the mountains as far down as the
foothills were covered with snow.
This is one of the earliest snows in
the mountaii i of the lower altitudes
in many years, and it is believed by
old timers that it is the forerunner of
a hard winter.
. While the snow was falling in the
mountains a heavy rain was falling
all day Wednesday and throughout
that night in the McKenzie valley,
says Mr. Croner
FARGO BANK TO REOPEN
North Dakota Supremo Court Says
BISMARCK. N. D., Oct. 24. The
North Dakota supreme court In
three-to-two decision this afternoon
granted the Scandinavian-American
bank of Fargo and State Bank Exam
iner Loftus a permanent writ re
straining the state band board from
interfering with the affairs of the
bank and held that the bank was sol'
Employes of Portland
Company Present Case.
R. A. Pratt Injured In Arm
Emptying Revolver at Trio Who XS ViCtilTIS Sfl0t .11
Flc to Waiting" Automobile.
Battle at Pasco.
WAGE DECLARED TOO LOW
Railway Officials Submit
Data on Current Earnings.
Three armed thugs held up em
ployes of the Portland Railway,
Light & Tower company's barn at
Klllingsworth and Michigan avenues
shortly after 8 o'clock last night and
mefore making their escape shot Pa
trolman R. A. Pratt in the arm.
ONE OF WOUNDED IS DYING
8-HOUR DAY IS DEFENDED
Union Men Object to Comparison
or Hourly Wage With That Paid
Elsewhere for 10 Hours.
BOOK SELLS FOR $100,000
Copy of First Edition of Shake
speare's Works Sets Record.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24. What is
said to be a. new record in the price
of books was established here yes
terday by the sale of a single volume
for J 100,000. The purchaser, a New
York collector, asked that his name
The book is the only known copy
of the first collected edition of
Shakespeare's works, published in
London by Thomas Pavier in 1690.
CHOLERA RAGES IN C0REA
2 5 00 Die; Ignorance of Populace
in Hygiene Hampers Doctors.
SEOUL, Corea. Oct. 2. (Correspond
ence of the Associated Press.) The
willingness to accept the president's 1 cholera epidemic is raging throughout
proposal in its entirety, they held ; all Corea and out of 4800 cases there
themselves ready to proceed to ne- j have already occurred 2500 deaths,
gotiate and arbitrate whenever called Surgeon-General Dr.- Haga, who is
upon by the secretary of labor or by directing the anti-cholera campaign,
the miners' scale committee, and with j says everything is being done to sup
that statement withdrew. press the epidemic but that the work
"The miners remained and ex- ja much hampered by the ignorance of
IConcluded on .Page 3 Column 2. . .the Coreana regarding hygiene. -
' INTEREST IN THE OLD GAME IS REVIVING.
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In the' final phase of their demand
for an increased wage schedule, em
ployes of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power company appeared
yesterday before the board of arbi
tration, meeting in the Electric
building, and testified with regard
to living conditions and the alleged
inadequacy of the present wage. The
company officials presented data and
oral testimony In support of their con
tention that the current earnings of
tne lines are not sufficient to meet
any additional expense.
Members of the board of arbitra
tion are Otto F. Hartwlg, Ira F. Pow
ers and F. C. Knapp, who adjourned
the conference late In the afternoon.
to reassemble for a continuance and
probable close of the hearing Mon
day afternoon. Members of the board
id that a decision will be reached
within a few days after the final
hearing. There is no appeal from the
award of the arbitration board, ac
cording to the agreement between
the carmen and the company.
Eighty Cents Asked.
Platform men now are receiving
an hourly wage of 56 cents, working
an eight-hour dav. " Kenrenentlnir
that they are unable to earn enough
to meet advanced livlns? costs anrl
insure themselves and their families
comfortable maintenance, tha men
have asked. throusrh their lrw-ol
union, tor the, following advanced
schedule: First three months' em
ployment, 76 cents per hour: sue
cCul..s Juno monins, i cents ner
nour; thereafter. SO cents rr hnnr
tranmin x. Uriffith. president of
the company, addressing the arbi
tration board on the present finan
cial status of the company, produced
tabulations of earnings and expendl
tures to demonstrate that the com
pany is utterly unable to meet the
demands without a further increase.
111 I Bk I C3,
Lnaer tne most recent award, that
of the war labor board, now in ef
fect, said President Griffith, the com
pany is expending 93 per cent over
its wage expenditures of January
1917. for platform men; 106 per cent
more than was then paid for me
cnanics, ana more man 100 per cen
over the amount paid to maintenance
of way employes.
President Griffith explained tha
the increase in the daily wage is no
proportionate to the Increased cost
to tne company, inasmuch as the
eight-hour day is now in effect,
whereas the ten-hour day prevailed
in 1917. The figures quoted were to
show the increased cost to the com
Deficit Is Shown.
On the present wage basis, said
President Griffith, the company
earning but 3 per cent on the valua
tion of its street railway properties,
as appraised by the public service
commission, or effecting a deficit o
1800,000 per year, when estimating
fair return to be not less than
per cent. At the present rate of re
tsrn, said the witness, the c'ompan
is earning less than one-half th
interest rate on its Dona issues, or
on borrowed money.
The increase asked by the carmen,
continued President Griffith, would
add $1,149,000 per year to the cost of
operation. Present operating ex
penses, said the witness, are more
than double what they were in 191S,
before wages had Increased at alL
Testifying In behalf of their fellow
carmen, and their demands, appeared
the following witnesses: J. H. Starr,
Ankeny barn; A. H. Stein, Piedmont
barn; F. Croraeln, mechanical depart
ment; C. F. Vilas, maintenance of
way; C. F. Leppert, Sell wood barn;
and H- E. Kidney, president of the
Mr. Stein, a leader In union circles,
and one of the original organizers of
the carmen's local, presented an elab
orate and comprehensive tabulation,
showing the cost of living in his case,
that of a typical company employe,
and the inadequacy of the present
wage to meet it. Other witnesses tes
tified in similar vein.
Though hourly .wages in Portland
are higher than elsewhere, the car
men of this city, as employes of the
only private r'eet railway company
operating on an eight-hour busts, are
actually receiving less than carmen
of other cities, where 10 hours con
stitutes the day's wor!', though the
hourly wage is less. Cn this point
the local carmen will krook no com
parison, declaring that an eight-hour
day 1s established everywhere ai the
maximum length of time that a
worker should toil for a living wage.
Comparison Is Unpopular.
We don't believe any man should
be asked to work more than eight
hours," said President Kidney of the
Patrolman Pratt appeared on the Robber DragS HiFTlSelf Fr0ITI
scent wniie tne noiuup was in prog- i (
rcss. He started firing when tho OCene Of DUel and DieS.
robbers refund to halt and emptied
is revolver at them as they fled to
waiting automobile. One of the
Ehots fired at Pratt in return lodged I T UCKER
in ii ii. &i in.
The robbers escaped In a car. re
ported as carrying Oregon license No
363. Shortly before 8:30 o'clock this
car was found tipped over along the
street curb at the corner of Denver
avenue and Wygant street.
A revolver was found In the over
urned car. Police reports indicated
that the "7" of the license number
had a piece of paper pasted over it
nd was made to look like the fig
The robbers obtained between $200
and $300, officials of the company re
ported. Several thousand dollars of
he day's receipts were overlooked, as
t was In the safe, and the men ob
tained only what was In the cash
There were four men In the party
Portland Police Records Give No
Light as to Family and Regis
tration Card Is Only Clew.
PASCO. Wash., Oct. 24. (Special.)
One man is dead, one dvinir and
two ' others are In the hoanltal to
night as the result of an attempt to
hold up a pool room here early today.
The dead: Reuben Tucker of Port
The dying man is Jim Rastis. a
Greek railroad laborer.
The other wounded men are John
of robbers, the carmen reported. The Perosiles and J. E. Rorgas, both Greek
fourth man did not leave the automo- I railroad laborers.
bile In which they drove up. Only the! At 12:15 this morning. Tucker with
teller and an Inspector were In the I his face covered with a handkerchief,
office at the time. Four conductors I walked Into John Kondilos doo! room.
were in the waiting-room at the barn. I He stood the three Greeks, the only
occupants of the room at the time of
his entrance, against the wall at the
point of a gun and started through
After the robber searched one of
the men. Rastis drew a gun and be
gan shooting. The outlaw returned
the fire and both men emptied their
weapons. The three Greeks were
dropped on the spot, but Tucker, shot
through the chest and abdomen, made
his way out of the . rear door and
died in the alley where he was found
later by Marshal Fuller.
A registration card was found on
Tucker, which gave his age as 30 and
his home as Portland. Nothing further
is known of him here, as he was a
The three wounded men were re
moved to the hospital and Tucker was
taken to the morgue. Rastis was not
expected to .live the night. He was
shot through the abdomen. The con
dition of his two companions was not
believed to be serious.
617 RAILROADS CITED
Grocers Give Evidence of Favors to
Packers in Transportation.
CHICAGO, Oct. 24. The service ren
dered to the "big five" packers by the
railroads, according to J. P. Haynes,
commissioner of the traffic bureau of
the Sioux City association of com
merce, enables the consignments of
the packers to reach their destinations
from one to three days ahead of simi
lar products shipped by the wholesale
Mr. Haynes introduced an exhibit
showing the comparison of the time
In transit for the packersproducts as
compared to the time in transit for
the grocers' products at today's hear
ing by the interstate commerce com
mission that special privileges are
being granted by 617 railroads to the
LIGHT SHELLS HIT RIGA
Russo-German lrccs Continue
Bombardment; Damage Small
LONDON, Oct. 24. An official mes
sage received here tonight says that
the Russo-German forces continued
Friday to bombard Riga with light
Little damage resulted.
Concluded on Fgo 3, Column l.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum tempertaure,
;,0 degrees: minimum. 3S degrees.
TOUAY'S Fair; gentle north to east
British cabinet shakeup unlikely. Tage
Germany has plan tor new republic.
Japanese workers protest against dele
sates sent to labor conference. Pago 4.
Special house committee recommends de
ntal of seat to -v ictor tterger. fage 4.
Armed red guard planned for Gary, bays
army officer. Page 7.
Industrial conference ' group' asks Presi
dent Wilson to avert clash. Page 1,
Johnson's amendment to league in doubt.
Wilson proves his strength to doctor.
Mediation of coal strike falls. Page 1.
A. Mitchell Palmer says most dealers ate
honest. Page 3.
International tract conference opposes lim
it on coal export. Page 4.
Snow falls at Bend; cold sweeps state.
Ealy and mother accused of murder.
Unruly convict is handled a by negro.
Governor again tells women that legls
lators must ask for suffrage session.
Portland robber and three of his victims
shot in Pasco battle. Page 1.
Fair price committee asks removal of
suaar bowl in restaurants. Page 1.
Corvallis on edge for O. A. C. -Stanford
football same. Page 12.
Lincoln high defeats Franklin at football.
13 to 7. Page 13.
Drawings announced for golfers who will
compete tor uurns tropny at w averiey
Country club. Page 12.
Successor to Al Baum of Coast baseball
league remains unnamed. Page 13.
Commercial and Marine.
Grain appeals In fntra-state transactions
. w-lll be heard by federal supervisors.
Page 19. v
Corn higher at Chicago on cold wave re
porta. Page lu.
Railway stocks in strong demand at
higher prices. Page 18.
Steamer Wawalona assigned to Admiral
line for oriental trade. Paga 19.
Need of greater port emphasised by Colo
nel Slattery. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Demand of tret car men for higher wage
before arbitration board. Page 1.
Five counties raise Roosevelt memorial
quota. Page 10.
Street Improvements totaling- $3,500,000
depend on pasaag of 2-mitI tax meas
ure. Page lu.
Housekeeper for $30 a year is found:
City will not re-employ planning expert.
Retailers lag in Roosevelt drive. Page 10.
Special levy, if passed, will hold for one
year only. Page 11.
Patroiman shot In battle w-ith thugs.
TICKER IS NOT KXOWX HtltK
I'ol Ur Have No Record of Other
. Crimes Done by Robber.
The Portland police have been asked
by telegraph to fiud friends or rela
tives of Reuben Tucker, killed In an
ittempted hold up in Pasco, but a
search made yesterday was without
According to Joe Day, night cap
tain of inspectors. Tucker had never
been implicated in any robberies or
yegg work in this city. Inspector
Ackerman, who took the matter un
Ith the Bertillon headquarters, re
ported that there was no record of
Tucker there. I
Reuben Tucker's name does not ap
pear in the city directory.
BRANDY JAGS POPULAR
Thriving Business Said to Have
Been Ruined by Sheriff Raid.
PROSSER. Wash.. Oct. 24. (Spe
cial.) Peach brandy jags have be
come somewhat notorious in Benton
City. Sheriff Rolph and two deputies
made a raid with the result that they
have broken up what was reported
to be a prosperous peach brandy busi
ness at Benton City, 20 miles east
of Prosser. Jack O'Rourke, who
pleaded guilty to having manufac
tured the stuff, was fined 1400.
. George Freeman, on whose prop
erty the still was discovered, and
Bert Martin, a neighbor, . tre held
In the county jail here in default of
$500 bonds. H. D. Merritt of Spo
kane. United States revenue officer,
has demanded that the prisoners be
held pending action by the United
States grand jury.
HOPS TO BLOOM AGAIN
Realty Deals Indicate State Is to
Have Busy Yards Once More.
SALEM Or.. Oct. 24. (Special.)
Revival of the hop industry In Mari
on county is Indicated in the pur
chase this -week by B, W. Russell of
22 acres of land in the South Bottom
country and the attempt on the part
of Japanese to lease SO acres of land
in the same locality. Several thou
sand acres of hops which were
plowed up following the move for
prohibition are again to be planted,
according to information given out
The overseas market for hops is
particularly attractive at this time,
and quantities of the product have
sold here recently as high as 83 cents
Serbia to Sign With Austria.
PARIS, Oct. 24. Foreign Minister
Trumbitch of Serbia who arrived in
Paris yesterday from Belgrade,
brotght with him authorization from
the Serbian government, to sign tha
Austrian peace treaty, says the Petit
Parisien today. The signature, how
ever, may be with reservations, the