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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1919)
VOL. L.VIII- NO. 18,407
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Postoffice as Second-Clays Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
LEGION WAR ON REDS U I!FFT REhTH IN
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WILSON DEATH HOAX
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LIFEBOATS ADRIFT; CREW OF
18 BELIEVED VICTIMS.
WASHINGTON POSTS CORRECT
RATHER HOPEFUL OXE.
ADMIT INN HOLDUP
TO BIN! IV
Evidence Points to David
Smith as Murderer.
CROSS-INQUIRY IS FRUITFUL
Effort to Dodge Responsibili
ty for Killing Fails.
INCIDENTS ARE RECALLED
Smith Identifies Itcvojver Ijscq to
.Kill J. X. Burgees and George
. E. Pcringer at Tavern.
Admissions by David Smith and
Walter Banaster in the city jail yes
terday that they participated in the
holdup at the Claremont tavern, on
the Linn ton road, Friday night, when
Jasper Newton Burgess, state high
way commissioner, and George E.
Feringer both of Pendleton, Or., were
shot and killed, together with
strong chain of evidence pointing to
the murder having been committed by
Smith, featured developments y ester
day in the investigation of the murder
Smith and Banaster both confessed
to having participated in the holdup
of the tavern after they had been con
fronted with James Ogle, who had
previously made a confession follow
ing the arrest of the three for the
crime Saturday afternoon.
The confessions yesterday and the
partial unearthing of the mystery
surrounding the identity of the man
who committed the double murder
last Friday night was due to the ef
forts of Deputy District Attorney
Deich and Detectives Pat Moloney
and Tom Swennes. Detective Howell
also participated in the cross-examination
Kvidence obtained yesterday and
borne out by testimony of the men
who participated in the holdup indi
cates that Ogle held the guests of the
tavern at bay in the ballroom and
that Banaster, also known as "Dutch"
Herman, was in the basement with
Tatrolman Case, whom he had just
disarmed, at the time of the shoot
ing. Smith's Story Has Flaws.
Smith, when faced by Ogle and
cross-examined in a room at the city
jail yesterday, made an ettort to dodge
responsibility for the shooting by de
daring that he was the man who
had held the guests in the ballroom
while the other two rounded up the
stragglers. His story, however, de
veloped certain flaws which made it
apparent that he had framed it for
Sjnith declared that he carried but
one revolver whereas testimony of
victims of the holdup was that the
man who held them in the ballroom
When asked to indicate on a dia
gram just where he stood while hold
ing the persons, he indicated a point
not borne out by testimony of vic
tims of the holdup or of the other
two holdup men themselves.
Holdup Incident Recalled.
Smith was apparently nervous when
questioned about the shooting and
it was not until then that he con
tented to confess.
"Well, since it , has reached this
stage he 5a id. I will tell you what
part I took In the holdup."
He then began to explain that he
had held the persons in the ballroom.
"When asked just what conversation,
if any. he had with the persons while
he held them at the point of a gun
he was apparently somewhat at a losa
and his story was somewhat vague.
He related an incident of a woman
fainting and of a man asking to put
his hands on his head as his arms
were tired, and such brief conver:
tiori as ho might have heard while
bringing in persons from adjoining
rooms or while the members of the
party were being relieved of their
Kvidrore Iolnts to (iuilt.
Another imporlnnt link in the chain
of evidence pointing to the guilt of
Smith is the fact, vouched for by In
spector Tat Moloney, that Patrolman
Case has practically identified Banas
ter as the man who held him up in the
basement and who was with him at j
the time of the shooting upstairs. This
bit of evidence corresponds with the i
etory told by Banaster himself.
This, together with the fact that
Ogle, owing to his being taller than
the other two men, has been prac
tically identified as the man who held
tG people in the bal lroom, adds ma
te "ially to the circumstantial evi
dence against Smith.
K. P. Marshall, companion of Messrs.
Burgess ind Peringer at the time of
the shooting, partially identified Smith
as the man who committed the crime.
He said, however, that his identifica
tion could not be absolute, owing to
the fact that the man had a handker
chief over his face and his cap pulled
down over his eyes.
Rfvolver Is Identified.
When Smith was asked yesterday
to pick out the revolver which he had
used during the noldup from a num
ber of revolvers and one automatic
pistol taken at the time of the arrest
of the men at a house at 163 West
Emerson street, he hesitated for a
Telephone Message to Auditorium
Xotifies Mr. 3IarshalI That
President Is Dead.
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 23. Through
a hoax perpetrated by an unidentified
person tonight, an address by V ice-
President Marshall at the auditorium
armory was broKen up by the false
announcement that President Wilson
The man, it was said, telephoned to
the- auditorium office and asked for
the vice-president. When advised
that Mr. Marshall was making an ad
dress and could not come to the tele
phone, the voice replied:
"Well, he'll come now. President is
dead and Washington wants him on
The engineer of the building re
ceived the telephone call and a police
man took the news to the stage and
told it to Charles G. Haden, a business
man, who informed the vice-president
that "the president is dead."
Mr. Marshall bowed his head and
appeared overcome. Then, recovering
somewhat, he told the audience what
had been told him. He could hardly
speak. Women broke into, weeping
and someone began to play "Nearer,
My God, to Thee" on the immense
As soon as he could the vice-presi
dent got to a tele'phone and called the
Associated Press, where he was as
sured that there'was no truth in such
"Thank God," he replied.
Meantime the audience was dispers
ing and the false report spread over
the city. Newsspapers were almost
swamped with telephone inquiries.
No reason for the hoax had been
advanced by local officials tonight,
but an immediate investigation was
begun. Governor Dorsey announced a
reward of $100 for evidence identify
ing the person who started the ru
Mr. Marshall came here to speak in
behalf of sl fraternal order and bad
not made more than half his ad
dress when he was interrupted.
Co-operation With Police
AFTER-HOURS LAW UPHELD
Furious Seas Drlre Vessels From
Rescue Scene; Sub-Chaser
Hunts for Survivors.
Radicals' Declaration That Hos
tility Extends to Laboring Man
Is Branded False.
Mayor Baker Says Regula
tion Affords Protection.
COOLIDGE BOOM STARTED
PROTESTS ARE NUMEROUS
Opening of County Rock-Pile and
Re-establishment of Capital
Massachusetts Republican Club s
Resolutions Made Public.
BOSTON, Nov. 23. Resolutions fav
oring the nomination or oovernor
C. Coolidge for president by the. re
publican party next year, adopted
by the executive committee or the
ronublican club of Massachusetts
last Friday, were made public
The resolutions say that the "over
shadowing issue of the hour is the
maintenance of established govern
ment," and after pointing to Governor
Coolidge's stand in the Boston po
lice strike declare that he is a
"worthy representative who embodies
in himself the purposes and ideals
of the American people and their de
termination to maintain their cher
George If. Ellis, president of the
club, said that "Calvin Coolidge today
is the foremost champion of govern
ment by the people as against any
special interests in this country. He
represents American citizenship and
constructive ability at its best."
Every law-abiding citizen .in Port
land must abandon the policy of
lethargy in connection with the pres
ent wave of crime and assume a
spirit of aggressive co-operation with
enforcement agencies if the
work of the crooks and murderers
in this city is to end.
Such is the consensus of many of
Portland's leading citizens, who yes
terday expressed determination to
work out some plan which will re
suit in the formulation of a com
mittee to investigate the crime situa
tion, the manner in which it is being
handled by officials and then plan
a systematic policy of action, in which.
all citizens can co-operate.
"We have been asleep too long,"
said Ira L. Riggs, president of the
Progressive Business Men's club.
"The average citizen fails to recog
nize his duty in co-operating jwith
police and other officials to put an
end to the carnival of crime which
has visited our city for the past few
months. Instead, a feeling of danger
seems to be engendered in the heart
of the average person and no thought
has been given to what can be done
to stop crime. I
Co-operation Is Wanted.
"The best police department in the
world can accomplish no results un
less it has the fullest public co-operation.
Just how this co-operation is
to e obtained, I am hardly prepared
to say. The organization of a com
mittee of public safety would be a
step in the right direction. Anything
that will arouse the public mind to
the need of action will bring desired
Mayor Baker yesterday said that
the assasination of George E. Per
inger and Jasper N. Burgess at Clare-
nt tavern on Friday night has
aroused the public mind to the abso-
ute necessity of co-operation with
law enforcement bodies. Many ways
in which the law-abiding citizen can
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich., Nov. 23.
Eighteen persons comprising the
crew of the steamer Myron were be
lieved tonight to have beer, added to
the victims of L.ake Superior's fury
of the past two weeks.
Caught in a terrific northwestern
gale the Myron foundered a mile and
a half off Whitefish point last night
and early today sank in four fathoms
Futile efforts were made by two
steamers to throw lines to the men
clinging to the cabin. So wild was the
sea, however, that the men could not
hold the lines and for their own safety
the two steamers were compelled to
leave the scene. Tonight coast guards
were patroling the shores of White-
fish bay for 45 miles hoping the
Myron's two lifeboats would be blown
The United States subchaser No.
438, also was scouring the bay to
night for possible survivors. The
beach is covered with lumber, the
Myron's cargo, but not a body had
come ashore up to late today.
The gale continued tonight
there was little hope that passing
steamers could have picked up the
lifeboats, which, it is believed, were
swamped in the mountainous seas.
The steamer Calumet passing here
late today reported sighting a water
logged lifeboat south of Whitefish
point. As far as could be ascertained.
the boat was unoccupied.
The barge Miztec, which the Myron
had in tow when she left Munising
down-bound, was cut loose and was
picked up by an unidentified steamer
which towed it into shelter at White-
fish point. The barge's deckload of
lumber and rudder were carried away
but it is understood her crew is safe.
The Myron is the tbird ship ewal
lowed up by storm-driven Lake Supe
rior in the last two weeks. The others
were the H. E. Runneils and the John
Owen, the latter with the loss of her
crew of 22 men.
The steamer Myron, of wooden con
struction, was built in Grand Haven,
Mich., in 1888. She was 186 feet long
and 676 gross tonnage. O. W
Blodgett of Bay City is the owner.
HOOD RIVER FOR GIBBET
Citizens Are Stirred by Murder of
HOOD RIVER, Or.. Nov. 23. (Spe
cial.) Public opinion in Hood River,
following the murder of State High
way Commissioner Burgess and George
E. Peringer, demands the return of the
gibbet or some substitute equally as
effective to Oregon's penal code. While
no organized action has been taken
by local folk, individual expression is
unanimously in favor of the reinsti
tution of the death penalty. The mat
ter probably will be taken up at the
next meeting of the local post of the
American Legion, Monday night.
Mr. Burgess, reared at The Dalles,
was the boyhood playmate of Truman
Butler, local banker; J. G. Vogt,
merchant, and other prominent men
who came here from the neighbor
$250,000 FIRE HITS BUTTE
Wholesale District Swept; Origin
BUTTE. Mont.. Nov. 23. Fire to
night, spreading from the basement
of the warehouse of the Stone-Or-tlcan-Wells
Grocery company, swept
the wholesale district of Butte to
loss of more than $250,000. The
greater part of this loss was suffered
by the Montana Hardware company,
whose warehouse, heavily stocked
with merchandise, was consumed.
Losses were sustained also by the
Davidson Grocery company and the
Virdcn-Currie Produce company.
The origin of the fire has not been
The Montana Hardware company is
the sole property of Former Senator
W. A. Clark, who now is in New York.
(Concluded on Page S, Column 1.)
WHEAT YIELD DECREASES
Rye Production in Xortbcrn Item
Isphere Also Less.
ROME, Nov. 22. The production of
wheat and rye in 1919 decreased
42,000,000 quintals below the yield
1918 in countries in the norther
hemisphere, according to a statemen
issued by the international institute
of agriculture. These countries, it i
pointed out, produce about 65 per
cent of the world's normal crop. The
yield of 1918 was 611,000,000 quintals,
while in 1919 It was 599,000,000.
The average yield for the last ten
years was 610,000,000, so that the de
crease is considered insignificant.
SEATTLE. "Wash.. Nov. 23. (Spe-
ial.) The correction of the Impres
ion that is being fostered by radical
eaders that the American Legion U
working contrary to the best inter-
sts of the labor unions and of Iabor-
ng men is the spirit of a letter sent
to all of the "Washington posts by the
state executive committee' of the
legion which met in Seattle Saturday
The committee also adopted resolu
tions calling upon public officials to
perform their duties and in case they
do not for the legion to use every
ffort to remove the officials from of
ice, urging the public to accept jury
duty when called and impressing upon
the members of the legion the neces
sity of self-restraint in times of
stress and the need of offering their
services to governmental authorities
when help is needed to enforce the
law and maintain order.
Twelve of the 14 members of the
state committee were in Seattle for
the meeting, every congressional dis
trict being represented. The senti
ment of the committee as expressed
the letter to the different legion
posts was that as laboring men they
were not prepared to tolerate the at
tempt of the radical element to use
the labor unions of the state in their
efforts to overthrow the government.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sher
wood, Spokane, Killed.
GAR LEAVES SCENIC ROAD
Accident Fatal to Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Belshaw.
MANY SEE MACHINE DROP
Sudden Turn on Cliff to Avoid Coir
lisiori With Another Automo
bile Held Responsible.
$8,500,000,000 GAIN MADE
Xumber of Depositors In Xational
Banks Increase 10,549,832.
WASHINGTON'. Nov. 21. Figures
made public last night by Controller
of Currency Williams, showing the
number of depositors in national
banks has increased 10,549,832 in the
last nine years. Individual deposits
have increased approximately $8,500,-000.000.
The total number of depositors in
national banks, excluding accounts
of banks, was given as 18,240,300. The
per capita deposit was shown to be
$689. Among cities leading in number
of accounts wire: San Krancisco, 85.
625; Portland, 83,951; Seattle. 82,103;
Los Angeles, 72,698. ,
VILLA CHIEF STILL ALIVE
Mexico City Advices Deny Execu
tion of General Angeles.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 23. Pri
vate advices received here from Mexi
co City late today indicate that Gen
eral Kelipe Angeles, "Villa chieftain.
has not been executed as reported
last night from San Antonio and that
powerful efforts were being made to
save his life.
The statement that Angeles had
been put to death without trial by
court-martial, the advices said, were
known in the Mexican capital to be
THE CORNER GROCERY CLUB.
vConcluUed oa rase S, Cvluinr "
RETURN OF BODIES ASKED
C S. Embassy at Paris Instructed
to Exert Strong Pressure.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23. The Amer
ican embassy at Paris has been in
structed by the state department to
"make the strongest representations
possible" to the French government
for the removal of bodies of American
soldiers now buried in France.
The hope was expressed .that an
understanding would be reached to
enable the war department to under
take as speedily as possible the return
of the bodies.
j THE CORNER GROCERY CLUB. j
I ysf 1 . !
SAN KRANCISCO. Nov. 23. (Spe
cial.) Four persons, Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Sherwood of Spokane, "Wash.,
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Bel
shaw of San Francisco met death
today when the automobile driven "by
Mr. Belshaw rolled 700 feet down a
cliff near Half Moon bay. 40 miles
south of here. The two women were
instantly killed. Mr. Sherwood died
on the operating table and Mr. Bel
shaw died on the way to hospital.
Before his death Mr. Sherwood in
a statement, said an approaching
lighter car for which Mr. Belshaw
attempted to make room to pass,
struck, the BelshaAr ' machine as it
I swung toward the cuter edge of the
road. Other witnesses reported that
apparently the steering gear broke
or else Mr. Belshaw turned out too
far and lost control.
The accident happened in the mid
dle of the afternoon on Pedro moun
tain, five miles north of Moss beach.
the scenic road that winds along the
cliff overlooking the ocean just south
of Rockaway beach, and was wit- J
nessed by a score or more of autoists. !
Driver looses Control
Mr. Belshaw was driving his large
touring car, traveling south on the
shore side, with Mr. and Mrs. Sher
wood as passengers. Mr. Sherwood
was Bitting with Mr: Bclslntw in the
front seat while the' (yD women were
in the tonneau.
Witnesses tohj the San Mateo au
thorities that Mr. Belshaw lost con
trol of the steering wheel at the sum
mit of Pedro mountain, when he
turned sharply to avoid a collision
with a light touring car.
Mr. Belshaw's heavy vehicle struck
a chuckhole and the steering wheel
was jerked out of his hands.
The machine veered over the side
of the mountain and plunged 700 feet
to the bottom.
Horrified motorists watched the
course of the runaway automobile.
Mrs. Belshaw and Mrs. Sherwood
had been killed instantly. Mr. Bel
shaw was mangled, but was still
breathing when the rescue party
reached him. Mr. Sherwood was
badly crushed, but conscious.
. Mrn Were CIaftmatCH.
Mr. Belshaw was one of the best
known men of the state and had been
actively engaged in republican poli
tics for more than 25 years. He had
served in the state legislature for 14
years and contested, the nomination
for governor with Hiram Johnson in
1914. He also had served as a mem
ber of the state board of prison di
rectors and was past president of the
Native Sons of the Golden West.
Mr. Sherwood was a retired
wealthy real estate man of Spokane
and was a member of the firm of
Sherwood & Sherwood of that city.
Mrs. Sherwood was a member of the
well-known pioneer Cone family of
Red Bluff, Cal., owners f large
ranching property in Tehama county.
Mr. Sherwood and Mr. Bel.sha- were
classmates at Hanarfl university.
They graduated in 1883. '
SPOK.WE, Wash.. Nov. 23. Mrs. J.
D. Sherwood, killed in an automobile
accident in San Francisco, was prom
inent in women's organizations of the
city. She wa one of the leaders in
the local chapter of the American
Mr. Sherwood came west shortly
after graduating from Harvard in the
class of 1883. Since that time he has
been active in the business and civic
affairs of the city. He is an exten
sive realty holder and is the owner
of the Sherwood block here. He was
one of the original incorporators of
the Washington Water Power com
pany in 1889 and a director of the
company for many years. He is at
present a director in the Spokane &
Kastern Trust company, a member of
the chamber of commerce, the Spo-
J i kane club. Country club and the Un
and two brothers now live in New
York, his father having died some
Further Reduction in Treasury
Xericits Promised More Cer
tificates to Issue Soon.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23. Secretary
Glass tonight fprecast a further re-
I ductlon in monthly deficits of the
, treasury from the October record and
announced that on December 1 the
semi-monthly issues of treasury cer
tificates of indebtedness and tax cer
tificates would be resumed.
While rates on ' call money have
been soaring and the situation in
financial centers has been the occa
sion of some concern, treasury offi
cials point with satisfaction to the
reduction of government securities
held by banking institutions during
the last five months. In that period
Mr. Glass figures showed war bonds
and indebtedness certificates held by
financial houses dropped $825,406,000.
Meanwhile, also, the nation's debt
fell to $26,210,905,000, or a net reduc
tion of $385,000,000 from Its highest
mark at the end of August.
The reduction In the country's debt
resulted largely from the increase
treasury receipts through the sales
of war materials. Decrease in cur
rent expenditures also aided mate- '
The new series of indebtedness
certificates to be issued will bear
date of December 1 and will be pay
able on February 16, 1920. The inter
est rate will be 44 per cent. Tax
certificates to be Issued at the same
time, at the same interest rate, will
be payable March 15, 1920, or on the
date on which a, tax installment
The total amount of indebtedness
certificates outstanding on November
1 was $1,634,671,000. Tax, certificates
outstanding on the same date
amounted to $1,827,586. Of this
amount, however, $746,869,500 is pay
able on December 15 from Income and
excess profits installments due on
Guy R. Nelson Succumbs
in Arms of Wife.
THOMAS MILLER ARRESTED
Attempt Made to Get Sister-
in-Law, Thought Prisoner.
MURDER CHARGE IS FILED
SAN FRANCESCO, Nov. 23. Individ
ual investors are invited to subscribe
to two new issues of treasury certifi
cates of indebtedness, dated December
l ana oearing interest or 4i per
cent. Governor John U. Calkins of the
12th federal reserve bank, here was
. Short maturity and tax exemption
features are expected to make the cer
tificates popular. One issue matures
February 16 and the other March 15.
They range in denominations from
$500 to $100,000; These are the first
issues eince September 15.
FUGITIVE ROBBER AMUSED
"Give My Regards to Officials."
Says Note to Police Chief.
DENVER. Colo.. Nov. 23. Evidence
that William Carlisle, fugitive train
robber, who escaped from the Wyom
ing penitentiary several days ago,
was in Denver last Friday is in the
hands of Frank Webb, chief of police,
of this city. Chief Webb, who is well
acquainted with Carlisle and knows
the handwriting of the robber, today
received the following letter bearing
a Denver postmark of November 21:
"Dear Frank Wonder if this
amuses you like it does me?
'P. S. Please give my regards to
U. P. officials."
The handwriting. Chief Webb says,
is unmistakably that of Carlisle. Webb
served as a guard at the Wyoming
penitentiary and says he became well
acquainted with the robber and his
Threat to Kill Intruder Uarcd ;
Shooting Takes Place ou Porch
of 1'irs.t - Street Home.
Guy R. Nelson, 29 years old, was
shot through the heart and killed in
stantly at 11 o'clock last night by
Thomas Miller while he was trying to
break into the lodging house of Mil
ler at 420 First street, to rescue his
sister-in-law, who. he believed, was a
prisoner in the house.
The sister-in-law, Mrs. May Dailey,
told the police that Miller had de
tained her against her will and had
choked her to enforce his commands.
Miller was arrested by Sergeant
Keegan and Patrolmen Van Valken
berg. Wright and O'Halloran and is
held on a charge of murder.
Mum Dies In Arms of Wife.
Mr. Nelson died in the arms of his
wife, to whom he was married July
16. 1919. M rs. Nelson had accompa
nied her husband on the excursion,
and was trying to enter the Miller
lodging-house by a rear door when
the shooting took place.
Hearing the shots, she ran to the
front of the building, she says, and
found her husband lying on the floor,
with Miller standing over him. She
says she thought Mr. Nelson had
fainted, and called to Miller, with
whom she was well acquainted, to
bring water. He did not do so, she
says, so she procured some herself,
and then picked her husband up.
"Breathe, breathe$ir mamma.", eho
says she whispered.
Her husband muttered something.
she says, and died in her arms. She
says Miller admitted that he had shot
him because Mr. Nelson had broken
open the front door.
Maltreatment 1m Alleged.
According to Mrs. Nelson, Miller be
came acquainted with her family last
spring. He paid court to her sister.
Mrs. May Dailey, 34 years old, and
after a time Mrs. Dailey began keep
ing house for him.
The trouble started two weeks ago.
when Mrs. Dailey told her sister that
Miller had been maltreating her. Mrs.
Nelson says she told her husband
nothing of the revelation, fearing that
she would cause a quarrel between
the two men. She insisted, however,
that Mrs. Daily at once quit her posi
tion with Miller and live with her
Mrs. Daiiey. she says, returned to
Miller's house yesterday, and when
Mrs. Nelson telephoned her last night
about a contemplated theater party,
Mrs. Dailey complained that she did
not feel well and would stay home.
I Quarrel Is Overheard.
Mrs. Nelson says that after return
IWnFY fiF TfinAY'N IMPWs'ing from the theater, she again tele-
I phoned her sister, and that during the
second telephone conversation she
TESTE: RT AY'S Maximum temperature, 55 I thoueht she heard Miller telling Mrs.
Dailey that she could not leave. She
Motor Trucks Destined to Displace
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23. England
is destined withia a iew years to be
come "a nation without railways or
with railways supplementing a highly
rieveloned system of motor transpor
tation. according to a special report
ma Ha lodav bv Brigadier-General
STOV VrtFtb tAUVltfifrrv 'Charles B. Drake, chief of the army
OUT & CUSr-T THE.
GAS TO SUPPLANT STEAM
otor transDort corps.
The forecast can be made "with
after a Sitllrfv ff the rCOPflt
l 'railway tieup in England, the report
ays. - - -
degrees; minimum, o9 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; eoutsweslerly winds.
United States senate's action on treaty
puts French assembly in dilemma.
Jealousy of petty powers makes peace in
Caucasus difficult problem. Pase 8.
Japan paves may to increase Siberian
army. Paje 4.
Occupation of whole of ralmatia Is plan
of D'Annunzio. Page 5.
Allies thanked for aid In thwartinjr revolu
tionary movement at Vladivostok.
Further reduction in treasury deficit fore
cast by Secretary Glass, Pago 1.
False report of president death breaks
up Marshall meeting at Atlanta.
Pago 1. ,
Four are killed in 700-foot automobile
plunge from scenic road. Page 1.
New labor party In convention nhouts in
dorsement of Plumb plan. Page 4.
Compromise settlement expected in strike
of coal miners. Pago 2.
Gale sinks vessel in Lake. Superior. Page 1.
Mexico expected to refuse to release Jen
kins. Page 2.
Senator Chamberlain holds treaty Is bar to
anti-Japanese legislation. Page 2.
Washington Legion's war on radicals not
aimed at labor unions. Page 1.
Washington state representatives to come
home son. Page 4.
Mosier-Hood River road most costly un
dertaking in state. Page 9.
Junior diving title awarded to Kuehn at
, Multnomah club meet. Page 10.
O. A. C. invites eastern elevens to play
in Portland. Page 10.
Frank Farmer due here today for Mll
waukie battle tomorrow night. Page 11.
Washington U.-California game may set
tle right to play at Pasadena. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Two other bandits confess Claremont tav
ern hold-up. Page 1.
Public is asked to co-operate with offi
cers in checking crime wive. Page L
Floating indebtedness of nation found to
be small. Page 15.
Church and nation alike Imperiled, de
clares Rev. F. S. Fleming of Chicago,
Big Sunday crowd sees prize animals at
livestock exposition building. Page 16.
Good showing made by Peninsula-built
ships, according to masters. Page 15.
Oregon candy featured in home products
exhibit hi norary. ruse v.
Dr. Kddy's psychic talent demonstrated to
audience ui jipu. rase .
E P. Marshall, host at Claremont tavers
dinner, tells ol shooting. Page S.
says she then explained the situation
to-her husband, and that he suggested
According to Mrs. Nelson's state
ment to Inspectors Hellyer and Leon- -ard,
she and her husband walked past
the Miller place and listened for
sounds of quarreling inside. They
could hear voices, she cays, but could
not overhear the conversation.
Approaching the rear entrance. Mis.
Nelson knocked sharply on the door.
The talk inside ceased.
"Who's there.'" demanded Miller's
"It's I Ida," Mrs. Nelson replied,
lluabnnd Found on Floor.
'Who's with you?" Miller de
manded. "None of your business who's with
her," she says her husband retorted.
She says Mr. Nelson then ran
around to the front door, and she
heard the crash as he pushed it
open. Then she heard the shots, ami
ran around to find her husband prone
on the floor.
"I'd shoot anybody that tried to
break in here," Mrs. Nelson says
Miller told her.
He accompanied the .statement
with a threatening gesture, slse saws.
and she feared for a moment that
he meant to shoot her. She stayed
by her husband's body, however, un
til the police arrived.
, Choking Is Alleged.
Mrs. Dailey exhibited a bruise on
her throat where she says Miller hd
struck her. She says she went to
Miller's resort yesterday for a friend
"He wanted to marry me, and some
times I thought I d consent," she ex
plained. Mrs. Dailey says she declined hjer
sister's Invitation to the theater yes
terday, of her own free will, but that
Miller interfered and choked her
when she wanted to go home. Khe
says she promised to return, but he
refused to credit her promise.
"If anybody comes in here and tries
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