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TITE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920
ATTACK ON LEGIOil
LEADERS IS FIZZLE
Administration Gets Only
Praise at Convention.
MOVE GETS NO SYMPATHY
G. L. Goodell of Portland Is Choice
of Executive Committee for
?- Next Commander.
ASTORIA. Or.. July 30. (Special.)
Plans of a few delegates to attack
the, present administration of the
state department of the American Le
gion on the floor of the convention
which opened here today, appear to
be Crumbling. One reason is the tre
mendous personal popularity of Will
iam; D. Follett. department command
er; another the accomplishments of
the state organization under the pres
ent regime, as shown by the report
the state adjutant read at the first
session, and finally the apparent lack
or any wide sympathy for such an at
tack. Walter L Tooze of Dallas, who has
been looked upon as a ringleader of
the critics, spent five minutes on the
floor today in eulogy of Commander
Follett and in a tribute to the effi
ciency of Edward J. Livers, depart
ment adjutant. It was In the course
of a heated argument over the advisa
bility of amending the constitution so
that the adjutant would be appointed
by the commander instead of being
;ected by tae delegates.
Amendment Is Defeated.
The amendment lost by the narrow
margin of 82 to 81, and the office
f adjutant will be filled by vote of
the delegates tomorrow.
G. L. Uoodell of Portland Is known
to be the choice of the state execu
tive, committee for next commander
of the legion in Oregon. The reasons
given by Thomas Sweeney of that
comm'ttee were that Uoodell is not
lined up with embryo politicians,
that his business is such that 'he can
handle the work without too great a
personal sacrifice and that he has
shown executive ability in his work
for the legion In Oregon personally
and as chairman of the state finance
Adjutant Rivers Is a candidate to
succeed himself, resting on his record
Inuring the last year.
Blow at Legion Charged.
There are men here who seek to
drag the legion Into the mire of
politics and have boasted openly that
jj-jiiiiuu.- preierment snouia De tne re-
ward of a state officer of this organi
sation," charged Thomas Sweeney
yesterday. Jhe 'insurgents" are
simply men who have tried to rule,
and, failing, now are trying to ruin
the legion. They will not succeed."
Though friends have been boosting
T. Henry Boyd, Arthur A. Murphy and
Arthur M. Geary of Portland as can
didates to oppose Goodell. all these
men have declared that they were not
-in the race. Fred E. Kiddte of
La Grande has been mentioned but he
may not consider the candidacy.
Pendleton is definitely out of the
race for the next convention. The
withdrawal was announced yesterday
when it was decided that the convention-
would be held late in July or
early In August and that Pendleton
desired it just before the roundup.
A motion by T. Henry Boyd of Port
land that -the post of state adjutant
Bhould be an honorary position and
that the incumbent should serve with
out remuneration, was defeated.
Boxing nnd Dance Held.
A boxing card at Astoria theater
and -a grand ball at Dreamland rink
Major Gilbert, chaplain of the 5th
Oregon and chaplain of the old 3d
Oregon, delivered the invocation and
in a later brief address urged that
the American Legion never show
signs of cooling off ia its attitude
on insisting on absolute loyalty to
this government from recipients of
An increase of American Legion In
Oregon from 46 posts and 6500 mem
bers in 1919 to 87 posts and 10, 400
paid-up members in 1920- was shown
in the report of the state adjutant.
Finances of the organization will
permit the expenses to be paid for
only five delegates to the national
convention in Cleveland in Septem
ber, it was pointed out by Mr. Pres
cottu Twenty-one delegates went to
the national convention last year and
payment of their expenses temporar
ily embarrassed the state depart
JOhn M. Williams of Eugene, de
partment vice-commander, presided
during part of the morning session.
Committees appointed today by
Commander Follett were:
Credentials Thomas Sweeney, Portland;
TRaymond Kerr, Cottage Grove: Claude Ny
burk, Sherwood; Kobbin L. Day. Sulem;
Fred Weaterfeld. Klamath Falls.
Rules of convention Walter B. Gleason,
Portland: Earl Blackaby, pntano; J. A.
Buchanan. Astoria; Charles W. Erskine,
Uend; Jamea Spencer, Ashland.
Legislation John S. Rankin. Newbers;
M. B. Huntley, Eugene; W. W. Woodie,
Corvallls; Harold J. Warner, Pendiaton;
G. A. Codding. Medford.
Resolutions F. A. Fessler, Prinevllle";
A. L. Cullander, Independence: Kugene
8 haw, Albany; Fred E. Kiddte, La Grande:
Arthur A. Murphy, Portland.
Americanism C. V. Tengwald, Medford;
Edward Van Horn, Hood River; Jesse H.
tiirruian, Astoria: Lloyd Harding. Oregon
" City;' Harry Conro, North Bend.
On constitution Casnius R. Peek, Port
land; J. M. Williams, Eugene: Edgar Har
rison, The Dalles; Robert Dillard, Marsh
field: Guy Patlon, Elgin.
Committee to aid disabled soldiers Jane
V. Doyle, Portland; Chester F. Berning.
Antelope; L. J. Bellville, McMinnvllle; Ben
F. Dorrla, Eugene; Ur. J. tl. .Rosenberg
bert, Astoria; AKhur M. Geary, Portland:
Albert 8. Nelson, vamhlll; H. L. W. Pineo
Hood River: W. W. Gilbert, Albany.
Place of meeting Lake M. Bechtell,
Prinevllle: Arthur Van Kleet, La Grande;
Bertram G. Bates. Roseburg; William A
Russell. St. Helens; C. U. Schneider,
finance Matr C Dano. Marshfield
Prescott W. Cooklngham. Portland; Perry
I.ideman, Pendleton; R. P. Cowgill, Med
tord; G. 3. Nelson, Milton.
MAJOR GILBERT IS PUT CP
domination for State Commander
to Be Made Today.
. ASTORIA, Or.. July 30. (Special.)
Major William S. Gilbert, a veteran
also of the Phlllipines, will be nomi
nated for department commander of
the American Legion In Oregon.
At a meeting of admirers called In
the Weinhard hotel tonight. Major
Gilbert was nominated by Arthur
Geary.- . The move was unknown to
The meeting was held in the rooms
of the Pendleton delegation and was
arranged by men well known and
active In legion affairs In Oregon.
Among those launching the "har
mony" candidate were Harry L Kuck
and Harold J. Warner, of- Pendleton,
Eugene S. Shea, of Albany, Wtt Carl
ton Smith of Salem, Fred E. Kiddre. of
1a Grande. Ralph Cowgill of Medford
and Earl Blackaby of Ontario.
Another harmony candidate may
emerge from further conferences be
fore time for nomination. Overthrow
of the entire state administration ring
is the purpose of the men who con
ferred tonight. They asserted that
politics and factionalism are at work
in the state organization to such an
extent that no Portland delegate or
American Legion member can untie
the two groups which have produced
the rift in the largest post in the
The Portland delegation this after
noon spilt 13 to 10 upon the proposi
tion to change the procedure under
the constitution in electing depart
ment adjutant. An effort was afoot
even before the convention met to
allow the next state commander to
choose his own adjutant. Practically
no outward manifestation of dissent
was voiced, yet the fight upon the
floor of the convention this afternoon
was a hot one. The proposal was
beaten and the adjutant will, be
elected this year as last.
3 Mil MEN PROMOTED
CHANGES IX U. S. NATIONAL
W. A. Holt and P. S. Dick .Made
Vice-Presidents and C. H. Cham
breau Assistant Cashier.
At a meeting of the board of direct
ors of the United- States National
bank yesterday afternoon three im
portant promotions to members of the
bank's staff were made. Walter A.
Holt, who has been assistant cashier,
was raised to the position of vice
president, while Paul S. Dick, cashier,
was also made vice-president, while
retaining his present title and capa
city as cashier. C. H. Chambreau,
who has been head note teller at the
bank, was raised to the position of
All three of the men have seen
many years of service with the insti
tution or with one of the former
banks which were consolidated in the
formation of the United States Nation
al. Mr. Holt was with the Commer
cial National bank and became con
nected with the United States National
when the Commercial was consoli
dated with it. He has been with first
the one bank and then the other for
25 years. He has been prominent in
the athletic life of Portland and was
president of the Multnomah club dur
ing the critical period following the
fire, which destroyed its former
Mr. Dick has been cashier of the
batik for a year and one-half and has
been an employe of the bank for over
25 years. Mr. Chambreau has seen 32
years of service with the bank, being
one of the original six employes start
ing with the old Ainsworth National
bank 32 years ago.
SOLDIER CYCLISTS HURT
AUTOIST STRIKES RECRUITERS
HURLING BOTH TO STREET.
Traffic Investigator Asserts Driver
or Car Was Going 2 5 Miles an
Hour When He Speeded.
Corporal Oscar C. Ditty and Cor
poral Herman E. Llttke. two soldiers
employed in the local recruiting of
fice, were both painiuiiy injured and
the motorcycle and sidecar in which
they were riding was demolished
when they were struck by a car
driven by J. C. Mulcare. 312 Second
street, yesterday afternoon.
The accident occurred on Park
street, between Washington and Stark
streets, at 1:50 P. M. Mulcare swung
into Park street from Stark at a
speed of 25 miles per hour, according
to Traffic Investigator Freiberg, and
stepped on the accelerator at the same
time, crashing head-on into the motor
cycle which was proceeding north on
Park street at an estimated speed of
eight miles an hour. Both men in
the motorcycle were thrown to the
street and rendered unconscious. The
car driven by Mulcare skidded 25 feet
before coming to a stop, say the po
lice. . - I
The injured men were taken to the
St. Vincent's hospital where it was
found that they were suffering from
severe bruisea but that no bones were
broken. They were later removed to
the army hospital at Vancouver. Mul
care was arrested on a charge of
reckless driving and lodged in jail
pending an investigation.
ROOSTER FRAUD COSTS $17
Jim Wong Gee Says They'll Lay in
3 Months; Owner Says They Crow.
Jim Wong Gee must pay E. L
Wynn, within five days, J17.25, due
him as damages for the nine "chick
ens" sold him by Gee, which turned
out to be roosters, decided District
Judge Hawkins yesterday. The case
was first tried bfore District Judge
Jones, who advised Wynn to take the
fowls -back to Gee and demand pay
ment, which Gee refused.
Gee guaranteed that the "chickens"
would lay within three months. Wynn
says that in addition to not getting
any eggs and being out his purchase
price, he had been disturbed in the
morning by the crowing of his poul
try. FIREB0AT PLAN PROPOSED
Marshfield Chief Would Buy Sub
chaser for Protection.
MARSHFIELD. Or., July 30. (Spe
cial.) Fire Chief Davis of Marshfield
Is interested in the offer of the gov
ernment to dispose of subchasers at a
figure of. $12, 500. It is realized that
Coos Bay needs a fireboat and Chief
Davis believes these chasers would
prove Justthe thing for harbor pro
tection. In a distance of three miles there
are five sawmills and several other
wood-product industries on the water
front, besides several oil storage
places, and the necessity for better
fire protection along the water front
Is expected to develop at any moment.
Cascade Forest Fire Controlled.
EUGENE, Or., July 30. (Special.)
The small fire at Taylor, near the
summit of the mountains, about the
only fire of any consequence in the
Cascade national forest this summer.
Is-under control, according to word
received by N. F. Macduff, supervisor
of the forest.' The fire was reported
by the patrol airplane Monday and a
crew sent at once to fight K.
Oddfellows Hold Reunion.
ASHLAND. Or.. July 30. (Special.)
Oddfellows of Ashland and Jack
son county met here and picnicked
Wednesday in Lithia park in an an
nual reunion. A basket supper was
served at o'clock by the Rebekahs.
The local lodge instituted the reunion.
,S. &. H. green stamps for cash.
Holman-Fuel Co. Main 353. 660-31
Restricted Credit Jarring but
Not Hurtful, View.
STATEMENT GIVEN OUT
Comptroller of Currency Attacks
New York Banks for Exacting
. High Interest Rate.
WASHINGTON, July 30. While the
application by the federal reserve
banks of brakes on credit had a jar
ring effect "on some nervous sys
tems." John S. Williams, controller
of - the currency, asserted in a state
ment tonight that general business
conditions afforded abundant reaaons
for "confidence and encouragement
in the future."
Action of the federal reserve banks
in largely depriving non-essentials
and luxuries from the use of credit
van said by Mr. Williams to have had
a beneficial effect. Reports to him
show a marked tendency toward
liquidation, he said, adding he be
lieved the" credit restrictions were
responsible for declines in prices.
Pessimism Held Unwarranted.
Mr. Tv'llliams said there was a prev
alent pessimism which was unwarrant
ed in face of the fact that the banks at
present were in a "particularly well
fortified position." He cited figures
from reports on the last national
bark call, June 30, to show there were
increases in loans by banks in only
two sections, tne Eastern and Cleve
land districts. He attacked New
York banks for exacting an interest
charge ranging as high as 15 per
WOOL CONSUMPTION DROPS
Curtailment in Operations of Tex
tile Industries Blamed.
WASHINGTON. July 30. A sharp
drop in wool consumption amounting
to. approximately 17.000,000 pounds in
June as compared with the average
consumption for the preceding months
of this year, was announced today by
the department of agriculture's bu
. reau of markets. The drop was due.
the bureau said, to the curtailment of
operations in the textile manufactur
ing Industry resulting from lack of
orders, cancellations and deferred
Reports to the bureau show that
46,000.000 pounds of wool entered into
manufacture in June against 72.700.'
000 pounds in January. 63.700,000
pounds )n February, 67,900,000 pounds
in March. 66,900,000 pounds in April
and 68.600,000 pounds in May. In
June, 1919. the consumption was 55,
Garments Believed at Peak.
CHICAGO, July 30. Prices for
ready-to-wear garments have reached
their peak and started to decline, ac
cording to members of the Ready-to-Wear
association that began ten days'
exhibition here today. The association
is composed of makers of ready-to-wear
garments for women and chil
Potatoes Take Slump.
ST. LOUIS. July 30. The wholesale
price of home-grown potato
about 40 cents a hundred pounds in
the last 24 hours, selling around
33.75. an approximate decline of $2 in
the last week.
RECORD HELD FALSIFIED
ABUSE IN SCHOOL SHOP DE
Time Spent by Worker in Personal
Service Held Charged to
Account of Schools.
Falsification of records .so thaf
work on a personally-owned automo
bile would appear as part of the
school's account is said to have been
discovered yesterday through exami
nation of time cards of the shop de
partment of the Portland school sys
tern. The cards, so arranged that they
would show work which was not in
reality done, it is said, were exhibited
yesterday by George B. Thomas, one
of the school directors.
The cards indicate. Director Thomas
pointed out, that at the request of M.
B. Coade. supervisor of maintenance
and construction, O. Kruettner, one of
the workmen in the shop, sent in a
time card showing that he had worked
on certain cars for the school depart
ment when in reality he had done re
pair work on Mr. Coade's personal
car. The cards were signed by Mr.
Kruettner and also by D. J. Phillips,
chief electrician at the shop.
"I consider falsification of the rec
ords sufficient cause for dismissal.
said George B. Thomas last night. "I
intend to see that the case is investi
The office of supervisor of malnte
nance and construction was abolished
by the school board recently and Mr.
Coade's connection with the schools
will end this week.
"The whole thing may be a mis
take," said School Clerk Thomas yes
terday. "I wish to . make no state
ment until I have talked with Mr
GASOLINE D EARTH LIMITED
MINNEAPOLIS VISITOR SAYS
EAST IS NOT AFFECTED.
Distributing System' Believed to Be
at Fault; Xorthwett Bearing
Brunt of Shortage. , '-
The Pacific coast should not be
called upon to bear the entire brunt
of a gasoline shortage and experi
ence hardship over lack of gasoline
while practically all other parts of
the country are securing all the fuel
needed,- declared F. E. Moskovics,
vice-president of the Nordyke & Mar
mon company,-Minneapolis, and a di
rector of the Society of Automotive
Engineers, in addressing the City club
at its regular weekly meeting at the
Benson hotel' yesterday. ,
Mr. Moskovics is touring' the coast
and Investigating the gasoline situ
ation. He spent some time yester
day conferring with .local business
men and ' engineers.
Mr. Moskovics expressed himself at
a loss to explain the shortage ia the
northwest states. Colorado, Wyoming
and the eastern states seem', to be
receiving all the gasoline they need,
he said, in Eplte of the fact that they
are further away from the source of
supply than are Oregon and Wash-
ington. He said that he believed the j
distributing system must be at fault, j
and declared that if some curtailment
in the use af gasoline is necessary
on account of the shortage. It should
be equally borne by all parts of, the
Mr. Moskovlcs acknowledged that
consumption of gasoline exceeds pro
duction and expressed the opinion
that steps must be taken soon to dis
till gasoline from the shale rock in
the Rocky- mountains, where " there
is a tremendous quantity of fuel.
Senator George E. Chamberlain was
also called upon and in a brief talk
urged that business men take more
interest in legislative affairs. Con
gress would appreciate the aid of
business men, he said, and would
gladly avail itself of suggestions and
advice in regard to legislation along
business and financial lines.
The luncheon yesterday was the
last one of the City club before the
summer recess. Meetings will be re
sumed in September.
RESIDENTS OF PEST-INFESTED
DISTRICT SEEK AID.
City Council Appealed To but Com
missioner Bigelow Is Reluc-
tant to Assist.
European earwigs, discovered in
great numbers in the Walnut Park
district, are causing no end of worry
to the city council.
Yesterday a dozen residents of the
district, in which earwigs have been
discovered appeared before the coun
cil appealing for some immediate
action in fighting the pests.
Commissioner Bigelow, who is in
charge of the park bureau during the
absence of Commissioner Pier, was
reluctant to give any assistance. He
contended that the fight against
earwigs should be conducted by in
dividual property owners.
It was explained by Fred Cooper,
the spokesman of the Walnut Park
delegation, that individual efforts
would not conquer the earwigs and
that it was the duty of the city
authorities to interest themselves in
ridding the city of the serious pest,
in the same manner that the city
takes steps to eradicate an epidemic.
It developed at the hearing yes
terday that the park bureau had not
detailed an -inspector to investigate
the earwig situation until late yes
terday afternoon, although the park
bureau officials were informed bf the
earwig Invasion early Thursday
morning. ' ,
FORTY-FIRST TO ORGANIZE
First Convention Planned to Be
Held .in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30. Plans
to form the members of the 41st divi
sion into a permanent organization
were announced here today by the
army recruiting news service. The
division was made up for the most
part of national guard tinits from
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyom
ing. Montana and North and South
Corporal Maurice H. Auerbach of
this city has been named temporary
secretary of the organization. Lieu
tenant General Hunter Liggett, com
mander of the first American army.
in which the 41st was included and
now commanding the western depart
ment or the army, will be asked to
accept an honorary membership. It
if planned to hold the first conven.
Uon of the new organization in this
city some time within the next three
JAPANESE IS FINED $250
Charles Marquette to Return to
Jail and Serve 3 Months More,
Although he but recently served a
six months' sentence in the county
jail, Charles Marquette must go back
and spend another three months there
as the penalty for having a moonshine
still on his premises. The prisoner.
when arraigned yesterday morning
before Federal Judge Bean, pleaded
guilty. Sentence was stayed until
U Marquette was arrested last Octo
ber charged with bringing liquor into
the state from California. He had
purchased a ticket to Vancouver, but
got off the train in Portland. Ten
days after he was out of jail he was
T. Kasakt. Japanese farmer from
Tualatin also pleaded guilty yester
day to operating a still. He was fined
$210. Instead of the usual saka man
ufactured by the Japanese, it was
found he had been making whisky.
4 FATALITIES IN WEEK
Report of Industrial Accidents Pre
pared and Filed.
SALEM. Or., July SO. (Special.)
There were four fatalities in Oregon
due to industrial accidents during the
week ending July 29, according to a
report prepared today by the indus
trial accident commission. The vic
tims were Ole Dragsvold, sweeper.
Bend; William Greashudber, laborer,
Oregon City; Newton W. Lewis, la
borer, Salem, and A. C. Duncan, log
Of a total of 469 accidents reported
during the week, 450 were subject to
the workmen's compensation act. 16
were from firms and corporations
that have rejected the provisions of
the law, and three were from public
utility corporations not subject to
the provisions of the act.
Springfield to Have New City Hall.
EUGENE, Or., July 30. (Special.)
Springfield will soon have a new city
hall. The .old wooden building on
Main street, used for many years, has
been razed and front and rear walls
are being erected between the brick
buildings on either side, .the city ac
quiring an interest In both walls from
the owners .
Pioneer Rancher Arrested.
. EUGENE. Or'., July 80. (Special.)
Lorenzo Dole, a pioneer rancher or
tha mountafhous section of the west
ern end of Lane county, was brought
to Ei'gene yesterday and bound over
on the charge of drawing checks when
he had not sufficient money in bank
to cover the amounts.
Rate Hearing Set for August 5,
COTTAGE . GROVE, Or.. July 30..
(Special.) A hearing on the petition
of the Cottage Grove Electric com
pany for a rise of rates will be held
August 5. when the public service
commission will hold a sess'on here.
The advance in rates asked amounts
to about 25 per cent - , ...
Young bamboo shoots are eaten by
the Chinese and Japanese as we eat
asparagus. They have the taste and
flavor gt Brussels sprouts. i
AFTER SHOOTING WIFE
War Veteran Pulls Trigger as
Victim Takes Kiss.
BEAUTY CAUSED JEALOUSY
9-Montlis-Old Twins Are Taken by
Neighbors While Mother
Fights for Life.
NEW TORK, July 30. Henry S.
Scott, 27. world-war veteran, shot. and
seriously wounded his wife Margaret,
24. mother of their 9-months-old twin
boys, at their home in West Nyack,
N. Y yesterday afternoon.
Scott was found dead, a bullet hole
In his mouth, in a strip of woods back
of his house late today.
His wife is in the Nyack hospital
in a critical condition. Her parents
say bcott was insanely jealous and
had fought more than once with men
whose remarks concerning her beauty
After he had taken his wife's par
ents, Mr. and Mra. Harry W. Cornell,
to the railroad station shortly after 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Scott re
turned home. His wife was upstairs
attending to the twins.
Wife Klvaed Before Shot.
He called to her to come down and
kTss him -"good-bye," Baying he was
going to New York on a late train,
She came downstairs and both stood
in the little parlor, chatting for a few
minutes. When it came time for the
parting ScDtt placed his arm about
his wife s shoulder.
Kissing her, he placed a revolver to
her back and pulled the trigger".
Then, evldintly regretttng his act
Scott obtained bandages, bound ui
the wound, carried her upstairs and
put her. to bed. .
Later he carried the twins down
stairs, washed and fed them and put
mem to Bed. Mrs. Scott s parents
believe he spent the remainder of the
time at her bedside before their
homecoming caused him to flee by
a rear door.
Posse Stumbles on Body.
Mrs. Cornell summoned Dr. S. W.
Toms of Nyack. who notified the
coroner and sheriff. With a posse
of state constabulary the sheriff be
gan a search for Scott. He was about
to give up. hope when he stumbled
over the body.
fccott was employed bv a paper
goods firm in Manhattan. He had lived
in West Nyack about two months.
His house, the usual commuter's cot
tage, was comfortably furnished, and
the couple, except for occasiona
small quarrels through jealousy,
seemed to their neighbors perfectly
Mrs. Cornell said she believed her
daughter's beauty may have been re
sponsible for the tragedy. She ex
plained that about three months ago
wrme scott and his wife were shoo
ping in a Manhattan department store
two men passed them and remarked,
on glancing at Mrs. Scott: "There's
a fine looking woman." Scott chanced
to overhear the remark and, greatly
angered, sprang at the men.
Husband Deemed Happy.
Testerday when he escorted them
to the station Scott seemed happy
tne mother added. He left them, say
lng be had forgotten his ticket and
was going home for it.
During conscious moments Mrs
Scott told the coroner the storv
the tragedy. Dr. Toms says she 1
fighting for her life and may res-over,
Neighbors are caring for the twins.
The couple had been married abou
a year and a half.
WIFE COMPtilHS DF WDflK
WOMAN TIRED OF BEING BEAST
OF BURDEN, SHE SAYS.
Mrs. Gross Does Everything From
Stacking Hay to Doing House
work, Avers Complaint.
Charles B. Gross is charged wit
Having looked upon his wife as
"beast of burden," and with havin
treated ner with less consideration
than he would show his livestock i
a divorce complaint filed yesterda
by his wife, Martha K. Gross. M
Gross conducts a dairy ranch on Sau
vies island In Multnomah county o
what is known as the "Keeder" farm.
' lie has between 65 and 70 cows an
compels'his wife to, do hard, manual
labor, she asserts. He forces her to
get up at 4 o'clock in the morning to
milk. She often works from that
time until 10 o'clock in the evening.
Her other duties consist, she says, of
shoveling and clearing manure out of
tne stables, driving horses, stacking
hay, taking care of the gat-den, doing
housework, cooking for her husband,
his three minor children and at least
one and sometimes three to five hired
men, doing the washing and lifting
milk cans of considerable weight.
She state further that she is not
well, and that the work causes her
Her three children by a former
marriage have also been compelled by
Mr. Gross, she states, to do hard
manual labor and to. work in the
fields from early morning until late
at night. ' performing men's "work.
There were married April 16. 1918.
Mrs. Gross asks a half interest in the
Other divorce suits filed yesterday
were:' Verna against Algernath
Rinckel, desertion: Llzabeth Reimer
against James Powell, desertion, and
Agnes L against Leslie V. Clarke, de
sertion. HABEAS CORPUS IS FILED
INITIAL PROCEEDING OF KIND
FOR DESCHUTES COUNTY.
Circuit Jud Duffy Orders Release
or Man Charged With
BEND, Or., July 30. (Special.)
The firet habeas corpus proceedings
ever started in Descbutoa L4HMly
were commenced here last night.
when Coroner C. P. Niswonger served
a demand on Acting Sheriff August
A. Anderson for the release of C. L
Peterman of Twin Falls, Idaho, ar
rested here on telegraphic instruc
tions from that city, in which a
charge of embezzlement waa made.
The case as far as local authorities
are concerned came to a close this
Afternoon, when Circuit Judge T. E.
Duffy granted the application and
ordered the release of the prisoner.
The case was outlined in court
this morning. H. H.. Dearmond. ap
pearing for the prisoner, producing
Peterman and his wife to testify in
regard to the purchase of an anto
Failure to make monthly payments
i the truck is the basis of the
daho complaint. Both declared they
ad made oral arrangements with
he seller, according to which they
were to be allowed to leave Idaho
uring the summer with their truck.
NIBLEY'S CLAIM DENIED
"ederal Attorney Issues Statement
on Alleged Land Fraud.
Statements made by C W. Nibley,
resident of the Grand Ronde Lumber
company, to the effect that he had
ad no part in the alleged fraudulent
practices charged by the government
against the concern were flatly con
tradicted yesterday by Assistant
United States Attorney Veatch. The
latter declares that Nibley s son.
Alexander; his son's wife; his partner.
Frank S. Murphy, and Mrs. Murphy
filed claims, proved titles on land
urned over to the company, which
has obtained possession of over 24.000
acres of timber land in eastern Ore
gon. Final proof was made on February
1, 1902, and the claims were made
over to the company nine days later.
This was the year In which Nibley and
Murphy bought the mill. Veatch has
filed suit for the government to re
cover $685,943 damages from the com
SERVICE BODIES TO MEET
Oregon, Washington and Idaho
Will Consider Millers' Protest.
SALEM. Or.. July 30. (Special.)
A joint conference of the Oregon.
Washington and Idaho public service
commissions will be held at Seattle
on August 10 to consider the protest
filed by the North Pacific Millers' as
sociation against the so-called emer
gency grain minimum freight rates
established by the railroads during
the time they were under federal
The railroads recently petitioned
the public service commissions to
continue thee rates In effect, with
the result that a protest was filed
by the millers' association, which is
composed of grain dealers and grain
by-products manufacturers of the
ASHLAND GRANITE LIKED
Expert Makes Investigation and
Compares It to Barre Product.
ASHLAND. Or., July 30. (Special.)
John D. McOilvary, a granite ex
pert of San Francisco, was in Ash
land recently and made an Inspection
of the granite quarries of tnis region.
He became so much Interested that he
will return and make a mora ex
Mr. McGilvary says Ashland granite
can scarcely be distinguished from
the famous Barre granite, and is of
desirable quality. From the in
spection which he made he says he is
led to believe that an opportunity for
an immense output of granite equal
to tne carre granite exists here.
NO IDLE MEN AT KELSO
Sawmills, Shingles and Logging
Camps In Full Operation.
KELSO, Wash.. July 30. (Special.)
Kelso s sawmills and shingle mills
are an operating at full capacity.
Logging camps of this vicinity are
employing big crews and harvesting
is in full swing on the diked lands. A
big street improvement project is
also under way and there are no idle
men in this community. The Thomp
son-Ford Lumber company commenced
operating its re-saw rig this week
and-the plant cut nearly 80,000 feet of
The only problem at present is the
car shortage and unless there is re
lief in this line some of the mills may
De iorceo: to curtail production.
ALBANY POOL COMPLETED
River Bathing Place Equipped for
ALBANY. Or., July 30. (Special.)
Albany s new swimming pool in
the Willamette river adjoining Brv
ant park, is now completely equipped
and has been in use for esveral days.
The pool has been dredged out so
that water of all depths is provided
Log booma have been placed divid
ing the pool into two divisions, one
of which is safe for children and
people learning to swim, while the
other Is largely deep water.
Two slides have been provided and
there is a tall diving tower with
Work on Cut-Off to Start.
ROSEBURG. Or., July 30. (Spe
cial.) Work on the Tiller-Crater
lake cut-off will be started within the
next two weeks, according to an
nouncement made today by Forest
Supervisor Ramsdell. At the meeting
of the county court, to be held Au
gust 5, it is planned to have the
county appropriate $1 2,000 to match
a like sum from both the government
and state, and the $36,000 will be
used at once for supplementary work
to open up the road.
Collection Specimens Sought.
BEND. Or.. July 30. (Special.)
With the intention of securing geo
logical specimens to add to his Col
lection, already one of the rrost com
plete in the state. Professor Morton
E. Peck, of Willamette university, ar
rived In Bend today. He will spend
two days in this rection before re
turning to Salem by way of tike Mc
Engene to Have Another Hotel.
EUGENE. Or.. July 30. (Special.)
The drygoods store of Alton Hamilton.
one cf the largest in Eugene, will be
moved to a more central location on
Ninth avenue east. It is rumored the
Hampton building, three stories high,
will be remodeled into a hotel.
Boy Scouts to Reorganize.
EUGENE, Or.. July 30. (Special.)
Boy Scouts will be reorganized in
Eugene soon, according to announce
ment of a committee from the cham
ber of commerce. The four troops in
Eugene became disorganized during
Brethren Conference Ends.
ASHLAND, Or.. July 30. (Special.)
The state district conference of the
Brethren church closed here Wednes
day after a most successful session.
Attendance, especially from distant
parts of the stat. aa ax.ellent.
Engineer Conducts Meetings.
BEND, pr.. July 30. (pecial.)
State Engineer Percy A. Cupper in
conducting a series of water users'
meetings in the Cloverdale. Sisters
and Plainviiw sections, preliminary
to the organization of a new irriga
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
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Time, 9 o'clock any
Scene, hotel lobby, tired salesman
yawns and meditates thusly:
"Wonder what the wife and kids
are doing. Beastly cold Mary had
. hope she's better ...
guess I ought to write. By Jove!
Why not phone?"
Steps into the booth, asks for
"Northwestern Long Distance"
and in a few minutes is connected
with his home.
Next time you're out on the road
keep in touch with the family via
Northwestern Long Distance. On
Number-to-number calls vou can
talk after 8:30 for half the regular
I price ; after 12, for a fourth or less
of the usual rate. It costs surpris
ingly little, as the sample rates
A. M. P. M.
to 8:30 to 1 2 : rvo
To P. M. P. M.
Albany . ( .45 .25
rorvallla... -V '!(
rhrhslU AO 'tO
Belllaaham. . l.MO .75
SrMllr l.OO '.rt
Tacoinl .... .M) .40
Aberdeen... JsO .40
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S minutes except those preceded
by asterisk l) which are for
Initial period of
SHEEP HERDER IS SHOT
UTAH CAMP SCENE OF CLASH
Ranch Invaders Said to Have Stam
peded Animals. Killing More
VERNAL TTtah. Julv 30. In a
clash wftli men he believed to be
Colorado cattlemen or their em
ployes early today. John Bonnell, a
sheepherder. was shot and more
than 1000 sheep were driven over a
precipice, according to a message
telephoned from an outlying ranch
to this town by J. D. Price, a camp
tender, this afternoon.
Price said he was at Bonnell's camp
rear the state line in Northwestern
Colorado last night and that Bonnell
hatl been roused by what he believed
was a coyote among the sheep about
3 A. M. Bonnell walked out and fired
twice In the air. Price said, to fright
en the animal. He said a man then
rose from among the sheep and fired
at Bonnell. striking him in the
Price made Bonnell as comfortable
as possible in the camp and started
here for help. He declared that as he
left the camp he could see riders I
stampeding the sheep oer a cliff. j
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