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THE MORNING OREGONIAN", FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1920
WOOD FIRST CHOICE
HI NEW YORK POLL
WOMAN COUNSELLOR TO AMERICAN EMBASSY AT TOKIO.
SHOT FIRED TO SAVE
HONOR, GIRL AVERS
and will always respond to humanity's
Store Opens at 9 A. M.
Our Store Closes 5:30 P. M.
call, but no European nation should
decide for us when we act and how
"The Store That
U ndersells Because
It Sells for Cash"
we act. The American boys under the
American flag turned the tide of war,
and not the league of nations."
Agents for the Butterick Pat
terns and Delineator. All styles
and sizes now 6howingr.
Mail orders receive our prompt
and careful attention the same
day as received.
POLAND DENIES DEFEAT
Lowden Second and Said to
Be Gaining Strength.
JOHNSON MENTION SMALL
California Senator Expected
Make Fight to Get Some or
State's 88 Delegates.
(Copyrlcht. 19-0. by the Sun and New York
Herald. Published by arrangement.)
NEW TOKK. April 1. Sentiment
among- the republicans in New York
state favors the nomination of Major
Ueneral Wood for president, according-
to returns received from the poll
of the organization county chairmen.
Governor Frank O. Lowden or
Illinois is the second choice. Of all
first choice" votes cast Wood re
ceived a trifle more than 83 per cent.
Other "first choices" were cast for
the following: Governor Lowden, 10.7
per cent; Senator Harding, 3.57 per
cent, and Ir. Nicholas Murray Butler,
S.57 per cent.
When it came to declaring- the sec
ond choice of their counties the chair
men returned 52 per cent of their
votes for the Illinois executive.
Harding Apparently Third.
Senator Harding polled 18 per cent
of the "second choice" votes, which in
connection with his "first choices"
would fairly enough entitle him to
be considered third choice of the re
publicans of the Umpire state.
Wood got 12.5 per cent of the sec
ond choices and Senator Poindexter
was named as second in 7 per cent of
the replies received.
The best that Senator Hiram W.
Johnson of California got in the re
turns was a little less than 4 per
cent of the second choices.
New York state will send S3 dele
Rates to the Chicago convention.
They will all be elected at a direct
primary on Tuesday, April 6. The
organization Elate for the "big four"
wis selected at an unofficial state
convention on February 20. It con
sists of United States Senators Wads
worth Jr. and Calder, former Judge
Miller and Colonel Thompson.
The only opposition to this slate ia
on the part of William M. Bennett,
who is running for delegate-at-large
on a Johnson pledge.
I.eaKue Looms as Inane.
The league of nations looms as the
paramount issue in the campaign in
the minds of New York's county lead
ers, with the accompanying thought
of straight Americanism as against
Prohibition, as it obtains under the
18th amendment, stands out promi
nently as an Issue. The incompetency
and extravagance of the Wilson ad
ministration and its opposite a sound,
economic conduct of governmental af
fairs, bulk largely in the New Yorll
mind as things to wage a campaign
on this autumn.
There was a wide diversity of opin
ion expressed in the reports of the
republican leaders as to their opinion
of sentiment among democrats for the
democratic presidential nomination.
William G. McAdoo was mentioned the
most frequently, with Attorney-Gen
eral Palmer a "close-up." Three coun
ty chairmen said the democrats of
their communities wanted Herbert
Hoover. The same number mentioned
Governor Edwards of New Jersey,
on the "wet" issue; Senator Hitchcock
on the league issue, and former Secre
tary of State Lansing on the "autoc
racy-of-Wilson" issue, each received
As to the republican presidential
preference there were hints in some
counties that, while Wood was lead-
ing, sentiment for Lowden was gain
ing because of the demand for a busi
ness man in the White House.
Women Form Claba.
The women's vote does not at pres
rnt favor any candidate to an extent
that would identify him as the worn
Women's Wood clubs are being rap
idly organized in various parts of the
state and are working with great en
One chairman wrote that while he
had indicated the sentiment in his
county as it existed at present, he
would not care to say that It had
crystallized as yet.
In one county they are for Wood,
because of what he did for prepar
edness In the Plattsburg training
camp. In another opposition to htm is
reported because oj: sentiment against
a military man.
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Jury Now Has Fate of 16-Year-Old
REVOLVER KEPT IN GOWN
Weapon Bought for Suicide, Says
Witness, Was Used When Slie
Was Dragged From Bed.
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lra. Kdward Tlell. -wife of the secretary to the American rnbaimr at
Xoklo, with her danchter. Itlra. Hell invaded another field here
tofore held by men. She ban been formally appointed to the diplomatic
poat of counsellor to the embassy.
board, and Bradley Palmer, Boston
attorney, will compose this committee,
which now has before it inquiries
with respect to its policies and ac
ceptable security. No action is ex
pected until the committee has dis
cussed the entire situation with mem
bers of the interstate commerce com
mission, which receives all applica
tions. A railroad committee was
scheduled to confer with the commis
sion on this subject next week and
it was indicated no principles would
be outlined 'until the corporation s
views have been set out.
Mr. Hoyston's estimate as to the
guaranty cost Bhows a continuation
of railway operating deficit compara
ble to that which marked fedexal op
eration when revenues fell approxi
mately $700,000,000 below expendi
tures for the 18 months. The first
six months of private operation, how
ever, is trie period in which corpora
tion officials believe the deficit will
Everett G. Griggs, a major in the
Portland office of the spruce division
during the war, was re-elected presi
dent and Herbert S. Griggs was, chosen
secretary. G. M. Griggs of Griggs
Cooper & Co., St. Paul, attended the
JITNEYS JUDGED ILLEGAL
TIME EXTENSION URGED
DELAY WANTED IX ENFORCING
NEW GARBAGE CODE.
New York Ordered to Stop Run
ning Competitive Motor Busses.
NEW YORK. April 1. Trie opera
tion of motor busses under the direc
tion of the city in competition with
trolley lines in Brooklyn was ordered
discontinued today by Judge Cropsey
of the supreme court.
Justice Cropsey held that the opera
tion of the jitneys was illegal Jn that
the city had no right to run a public
utility without permission from the
legislature. Mayor Hylan ordered that
an appeal be taken.
ST. LOUIS, April 1. The fate of
Ursula Broderick tonight rests with
12 men. The case of the 16-year-old
girl, charged with first degree mur
der for killing her stepfather, J. F.
Woodlock, who was shot to death
April 14,' last, went to the jury late
Judge Klene ordered that a sealed
verdict be returned when after two
hours no word had come from the
jury room, and adjourned court, in
structing the jury to report at 11
In his final address to the jury. As
sistant Circuit Attorney William O.
Reeder urged that a conviction be re
turned on the charge, which would
carry with it a sentence of life im
prisonment. The girl took the stand in her own
behalf today and related the inci
dents that led to the shooting, which
she says was done to protect her
honor. The revolver which she used,
she testified, had been bought with
the intention of killing herself on
account of the treatment she received
by her stepfather. The morning the
killing took place, she said, her step
father had carried her from her bed
to his own. The revolver was con
cealed In her nightgown, she con
tinued, and convinced that Woodlock
meant to harm her, she fired the shots
that ended his life.
Four years ago Ursula shot and
killed her father. Thomas B. Brod
erick. She was exonerated by a cor
oner's jury on her testimony that she
acted in defense of her mother.
She asserted that Woodlock re
peatedly threatened her, and on oc
casions, when alone with him, made
advances toward her.
On the morning of the shooting.
April 14, she was asleep when Mood-
lock came to her bedside, she con
"He picked me up and half carried
me and half dragged me to his bed,"
she sobbed. "He told me to shut up,
and when I became convinced that he
meant to harm me, I shot him."
Mrs. Lillian Woodlock, mother of
the girl and also under indictment
for her husband's death, asserted that
Woodlock drank heavily, and when
under the influence of intoxicants
made repeated attempts to attack the
girl. When sober, however, she con
tinued, he regretted his actions and
always apologized to Ursula.
On one occasion. Mrs. Woodlock
said, she visited the prosecuting at
torney's office to complain of her
husband's threats against the girl,
but the office was closed.
The state is attempting to prove
that Mrs. Woodlock and the girl
plotted to murder Woodlock.
Russian Drives Do Not Even Bend
WASHINGTON, April 1. Repulse of
the bolshevik attacks on all fronts
Is reported In official advices received
today by the Polish legation, describ
ing the general military situation up
to March 26.
The first drive of the Russian ar
mies began on February 20 on the
southern front between Pripet and
Dniester and lasted about two weeks.
The present drive began March 19.
The main attacks were directed
against Latzchoff. On the northern
front the Polish line -was not even
The official dispatches say rumors
of the defeat of the Polish army origi
nating In Berlin are -without foundation.
JAPS TO STAY IN SIBERIA
Forces Will Be Kept for Protection
Says Chief of Starr.
HONOLULU, T. H., April 1. (By the
Associated Press.) General Baron Y.
Uehara, chief of the military general
staff, announced today that "Japa
nese forces will be retained In Siberia
for the protection of the life and prop
erty of Japanese subjects, as well as
for the reason of national defense,"
according to a cable from Tokio to
the Japanese newspaper Hochi here.
This announcement Is taken to
mean a change In the withdrawal
policy outlined by Premier Hara, the
According to Siberian reports re
ceived by Hochl, there is a strong
anti-Japanese feeling among the Russians.
PASSENGERS ARE LANDED
Prince Albert Arrives at Prince
Rupert, B. C, From Wreck.
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C. April 1.
Passengers from the wrecked eteamer
Prince John were landed here today
by the steamer Prince Albert, which
collided with the Prince John off
Queen Charlotte islands, -near here,
several days ago. Both boats belong
to the Grand Trunk Pacific line.
Officers of the steamers said the
Albert's bow drove 10 feet into the
John near the engine room. With the
prow embedded in the other steamer
the Albert continued steaming toward
shore, withdrawing after the passen
gers were transferred.
Later the steamer was beached.
JOHNSON HITS AT HOOVER
IRISH SECRETARY QUITS
WOOD IN MILITANT MOOD
CANDIDATE RESENTS ATTACKS
ON AMERICAN CN1FORM.
Favorite Son" Idea Declared
Be Out of Place in Campaign
Where Issues Are National.
CLEVELAND, O., April 1. General
Leonard Wood, candidate for the re
publican presidential nomination, de
fended his title as "military candi
date" in an address at a republican
ratiy here tonight. He denounced
the candidacy of a "favorite son" and
upheld a system of compulsory mili
tary education as the "crying need
of the youth of America."
"There is a disposition now to point
the finger of scorn at the uniform,"
the general said. "The man who does
it insults the memory of every dead
American in France. Let us have done
with attacks on the uniform for pure
ly political purposes. The men who
make these attacks are men who.
though they have had ample oppor
tunity to put on the uniform in time
of danger, have always found some
thing else to do."
General Wood declared he had no
patience In dealing with national
questions with the "favorite son" idea.
"It Is a national issue now, not a
state issue," he said. "There has
been little in political propaganda
that is more vicious than the favorite
Many Owners Declared Unable to
Move Into Fireproof Buildings
by Specific Dale.
One year's extension of time may be
given to owners now operating ga
rages in wooden buildings before the
provisions of the code ordering ga
rages into fireproof buildings will be
enforced. A hearing to decide this
point will' be conducted by the city
council Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock
in the council chambers.
City Commissioner Bar'bur has in
troduced an ordinance extending the
time from March 17, 1920. to March
17, 1921. This ordinance has not been
acted upon. City Commissioner Bige
low refusing to vote for the ordinance
until garage men who have con
structed fireproof buildings to com
ply with the building code have had
an opportunity of expressing their
views to the city council. He con
tends that it would be a hardship to
them if the ordinance was passed.
Commissioner Barbur believes ga
rages now in wooden buildings should
be allowed to operate for one year, on
the grounds that it is impossible for
the owners to find new locations.
There are 22 garages In wooden
Several of the city commissioners
believe that the time should be con
tinued, at least until after convention
week in June.
Ian Macplierson Will Probably Be
Succeeded by ITaniar Greenwood.
LONDON, April 1. Ian Macpher
son, chief secretary for Ireland, has
resigned his office and the resigna
tion has been accepted, it was offi
cially announced this afternoon.
The Globe says Mr. Macplierson
probably will be succeeded by Sir
Hamar Greenwood, under secretary
for home affairs. Other, newspapers
announcedef initely that Sir Hamar
has Aeen offered the secretaryship.
S. & H. J-een
Holman Fuel Co.
Scamps Tor cash.
Main 353. 660-31
No Names Mentioned. But Refer
ence Made to "Latest Candidate."
NEW YORK. April 1. Senator Hi
ram W. Johnson of California in an
address here tonight before leaving
for Michigan to continue his cam
paign for the republican presidential
nomination, discussed the league of
nations, and in doing so referred to
the "latest candidate for the presi
dency." Without mentioning Herbert
Hoover by name, Mr. Johnson said:
ine latest candidate lor the presi
dency a year ago argued for the adop
tion of the league of nations without
the crossing of a t' or the dotting of
an 'i.' I observe now that since he
has become a candidate, he, too, -would
"We will never be selfish In dealing
with the other nations of the earth
RAIL WAGE PARLEY ENDS
(Continued From First Pare.)
they are operative. Secretary Hous
ton estimated tonight. He said that
machinery was being created to
handle advances to the roads and
loans from the 3300.000,000 revolving
fund and that several corporations
already had filed applications to
cover deficits from which the
guaranty sections provide relief.
Governor Harding of the federal re
serve board made public the person
nel of the board's railway advisory
committee which will examine se
curities offered to cover advances on
loans. F. A. Delano and Paul M.
Warburg, former members of the
REFERENDUM PLEA DENIED
California Court Takes Maine View
on Eighteenth Amendment.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 1. The
supreme court of California dis
missed today the petition of J. A. Bar
lottl of Los Angeles to have a refer
endum on the 18th amendment to the
federal constitution submitted to the
voters' of the state, on the ground
that the act of congress In specifying
that the amendment should be rati
fied by the legislatures of three
fourths of the states prevented the
state from prescribing a different
The decision concurs with that of
the supreme court of Maine, but the
supreme courts of Washington and
Ohio have taken the opposite view.
Placed end to end, the half!
million fountain pens bought:
yearly by The Delineator f ami-1
lies, would reach from New
York to Bridgeport, Conn. Such;
an intelligent, prosperous, enor
mous market as the million De
lineator families is the ideal
place to advertise articles of
good quality. The women read
ers of The Delineator do 85
of the retail purchasing of their
The Magazine in
One Million Homes
Hoover Club Alters Name.
TACOMA, Wash., April 1. (Special.)
The Pierce County Hoover club
now the Hoover republican club. The
change was made as soon as Mr.
Hoover announcea nimseu as a re
publican candidate. The Hoover club
in Tacoma is made up of men and
women of both political faiths. They
are working lor Hoover s election re
gardless of party affiliation.
Lumber Company Elects Officers
TACOMA, Wash., April 1. (Special.)
Leonard Howarth, widely known
California lumberman, was elected
president and treasurer of the St
Paul & Tacoma Lumber company at
a directors meeting Held here today.
Friday and Saturday
These $10.00 and
are their own best advertise
ment. More than a dozen
styles to select from in browns,
tans, soft black kids, satins,
gun calfs and patents.
These are new and complete
lines, assuring you of a proper
fit. Both colonial and plain
9 to 6, Including Saturday
Knight Shoe Co.
Morrison, Near Broadway
Our 1012th Bargain Friday
We've got some good things in store for yon and want you to come and share in the bargains
we've arranged. Read every item carefully and when you see these values you will understand
why hundreds of women all over Portland and throughout this vicinity proclaim "You'll Do Bet
ter at Roberts Bros." '
An Unsurpassed Showing of
Stylish Silk Dresses
In Taffetas, Georgettes, Crepe de Chines
A Special Pre-Easter
Under pricing, Friday at
This is one of the largest and most varied assortments of Women's and
Young Ladies' handsome Silk Dresses to be found in the city.- There aren't
so many of any one style, but there are many different models to select
from and it is surprising how delightfully charming they can, be at such
a low price.
They are shown in fine taffetas, georgettes and crepes de chine in an
interesting variety of staple and the newer spring shades. Trimmings are
of good taste, and workmanship perfect. Models especially becoming to
the miss and the young woman. All sizes. Underpriced for QOQ QPx
BARGAIN FRIDAY at DUO.iJO
Plaid and Stripe Dress Skirts in
J"7 OFC They come in attractive brown and blue plaid and stripe novel-
ties and in sizes 24 to 30.
More Than 600 Pieces of
In a Great Sale
Friday at. Your Choice
6-Qt. Vegetable Cooker.
6 and 8-Cup Percolators.
4-Qt, Covered Sauce Pans.
4-Qt Lip Sauce Pans.
6-Qt. Preserving Kettles.
Round Roasters and Double Boilers.
Every piece of standard quality and brand new just received from the factory and under
priced as an advertising feature to introduce this new department. The high quality of this
Aluminum Ware, like the opportunity to gave, is sure to attract thrifty housekeepers in
great numbers. Be sure that you profit accordingly. No phone orders.
Pre-Easter Sale of
What could be more timely
or important than this special
pre-Easter half - price sale of
Included are all fashionable
styles in Georgette Crepes,
Satins, Pique, Gabardines, Col
ored Poplins, Novelty Silks, etc.
White and all colors and all on
sale at HALF PRICE.
Phenomenal Values at This
Pre-Easter Sale of
Silk Stepins and
40 Styles to Select From.
$439, $4.98, $539, $5.98 to $6.69
DO YOU KNOW that we are offering you ACTUALLY
GIVING YOU sensational price reduction on strictly first
quality Society Satin and overweight' Wash Satin, Trousseau
Crepe, 4-thread luster and dull finish Crepe Stepins and En
velope Chemise. Yes, and you have more than 40 different
styles to select from, including the latest and most popular
novelties. See our display in Third-street window and aisle
table. You'll not find any such values elsewhere at anywhere
near the above prices.
Great Pre-Easter Underpriced
Sale of Women's Fashionable
Not for years have we been able to place
before our patrons such wonderful values in
up-to-the-minute foortvear as this sale offers.
From a prominent manufacturer we secured
more than 2000 pairs of Women's Fashionable
Pumps and Oxfords at a price concession that
brings to you an out-of-the-ordinary saving.
You'll get! more than your money's worth at
this sale. DONT MISS IT.
Included are all desirable styles in the most
fashionable leathers, black, brown and pat
ent, Straight Lace Oxfords, Regulation Pumps
and the popular Mary Janes. All widths and
sizes in the assortment, but not all sizes in each
Two Underpriced Specials in
Children's and Misses' Mary
In Gunmctal and Patent Leathers.
Sizes 11 to PQ QC
2 at JJOatJ
style. Select your Easter footwear J4 OC
from the wonderful values, at 0Ot
Men's Oxfords This Sale at $8.65
Nut Brown and Toney Red.
The extremely popular "Broque models and regulation .cut Oxfords in nut brown PO nf?
and toney red. All sizes, undervalued this sale at OO.VJtJ
Pre-Easter Sale of
Men's Half Hose
At 49c Pair
White Fiber Silk Hose in All Sizes
Thread Silk Half Hose at 85c Pair
All Sizes and All Colors
Shaw Knit and other standard makes in Thread Silk with
the lisle heel, toe and top, all sizes in white, tan, brown,
gray, black, Palm Beach, etc Every pair a bargain Or
in today sale, at OJt
See Our Third-Street Window
A fine 40-inch chamois finish
English Long Cloth at less than
today's mill cost.
Not more than one bolt to a
at 9 A. M.
J The Most in Value The Best in Quality
at 5:30 P. M.
at 6 P. M.