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VOL. 1,1 X NO. 18,G39 f,nter? fct Portland fOresrm)
f'"tnffkP a.! S'fcon-Claw Matter
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
IN SIX YEARS COSTS
JUMP 104.5 PER CENT
WOMAN TRIES SUICIDE
BY LEAP OFF BRIDGE
BY HARDING APPROVED
WAR MUST BE ENDED,
IS MUTE FOR DAY
WAY OF ELECTION
LIVING TODAY IS COMPARED
WITH PRE-WAR DAYS.
MRS. KATHERIXE AIKXAX, 3 7,
SAVED BY HARBOR PATROL.
OMI.EE"S JAUXT IS LIKELY
' TO START IX OCTOBER.
VIEW GIVEN AFTER MEETING
WITH IT.fLlAN PREMIER.
AMD IM GREAT PAIN
Mayor Conscious Despite
State of Exhaustion..
Democratic Nominee De
nies Visitors Here.
FEW OF CHOSEN SEE
Activities of First'Day in Ore
gon Featured by Candi
date's Going to Church.
CHAMBERLAIN IS COMPANION
Salem Visit Stands and Re
ports Tell of Large, En
Governor James M. Cox, of Ohio,
democratic candidate for president,
arrived in Portland yesterday morn
ing, suffering with laryngitis to such
an extent that he sent for a throat
specialist soon after breakfast.
At noon today Governor Cox is to
speak at the auditorium. At 3:30
o'clock he will address a second
meeting at the auditorium, especially
for women, and at 5 o'clock he is
scheduled to leave for Idaho. Nevada
Even Party Leaders Refused.
Owing to the condition of his
throat, Governor Cox spent a quiet
Sunday in Portland, avoiding conver
sation as much as possible and de
clining to make appointments. Be
cause of his temporary affliction the
candidate did not hold a public re
ception, and even some of the party
leaders who had expected to confer
with him had to be content with a
hope of discussing the situation with
the governor today.
Newspaper Interviews Barred.
Interviews were barred by Gov
ernor Cox while in Portland. Upon
his arrival, State Chairman Smith
took up with the candidate the sub
ject of giving local and other news
papermen an opportunity to have an
interview: Governor Cox was agree
able to the idea and designated 4
o'clock as the hour when he would
be available for an interview. At
the appointed time, when the news
writers assembled in his room, Gov
ernor Cox was noncommunicative,
Neither an interview nor statement
was forthcoming. His secretary ex
plained that physicians had given
the candidate instructions not to
talk. Governor Cox supplemented
this to the extent of saying that it
was as trying on his voice to give
a spoken interview as it would -be
to make an address. Furthermore,
"he said he was not giving interviews
and whatever he had to say he gave
in his public speeches.
Governor Cox Attends Church.
Invitations were received from sev
eral churches for Governor Cox to
attend and it was not until 10:30
o'clock that the candidate elected to
go to the Westminster Presbyterian
church, where he listened to Dr. E. H
Pence deliver a sermon on "A Big
Programme for Big Living." Gov
ernor Cox delayed .selecting the
church he was to visit until the last
moment, as he did not want the fact
o his attendance advertised and he
Flipped into Westminster without
advance notice. The candidate was
accompanied by Senator George' E
Chamberlain and a personal attend
ant, the trio slipping out of a side
door at the Multnomah and being
bundled off in an automobile. In
second car rode Dr. Charles Cham
berlain, who is treating Governor
Cox's sore throat, and Elton Wat-
kins, president of the Jackson club
Front Pew Seat Declined.
Governor Cox declined to be seated
in a front pew, and contented him
self with a seat in the fifth row
from the back. Following the serv
ices, a number of persons in the
congregation who knew Governor
Cox, recognized him and he was in
troduced to about 50 people. Dr.
Pence 'also conversed with the
Rival Factions at Station.
When the Cox train pulled into the
Union station, 20 minutes late, yes
terday morning, there were a crod
of 75 or 100 democrats to welcome
the visitor, the federal office-holders
being well represented. There were
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rood Increase. 119 Per Cent; Sugar
382; Potatoes 368; Clothing
166; Flour 161; Bread 113.
NEW YORK, Sept. 12. Reports of
a survey of the cost of living con
trasted with living costs of pre-war
times made public tonight by the na
tional Industrial conference board
show .that the increase in the six-
year period ending July 1 has been
104.5 per cent. The summary shows
an Increase of 19 per cent in the last
year and S per cent from March to
July. 1920. ,
The survey shows that food in
creased 119 per cent in the six-year
period, shelter "58 per cent, clothing
16S per 'cent, fuel, heat and light 66
per cent and sundries S5 per cent.
These percentages were derived from
figures obtained from retail dealers
in large cities.
Sugar climbed 382 per cent, potatoes
368 per cent, flour 164 per cent, corn
meal 133 per cent, rice 114 per cent,
bread 113 per cent, ham 112 per cent,
lambs 109 p"er cent, hens 107 per cent
and pork chops 101 per cent.
Detroit showed an increase in food
prices of 13S per cent, the highest of
the 39 cities in which figures were
collected, while Los Angeles was low
est with 95 per cent.
Figures supplied by 361 real estate
boards and civic organizations in vir
tually all cities of more than S000
gave a rent increase percentage of
58 per cent. A number of leading
cities, including New York, Chicago,
Philadelphia, Detroit and Los An
geles, showed increases of more than
0 per cent. Boston, St. Louis, San
Francisco and a number of smaller
ties showed less than 50 per cent.
and in some the increase ran as low
as 10 per cent.
Carfares Increased in 120 cities and
emalned unchanged in 33. Hard coal
prices increased 81.4 to 85.5 per cent,
soft coal 103.01 per cent and gas and
lectricity for domestic use 15 per
LOOSE WIRE CAUSES DEATH
Henry Kramer of Xewberg Elec
trocuted on City. Street.
NEWBERG, Or., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) At 10:30 o'clock last night
Henry W. Kramer was electrocuted
when he came in contact with an
electric wire at the corner of Fifth
and Blaine streets. Ho was on his
way home on foot when the accident
occurred and no one saw him.
When found life was extinct. He
lay with the wire across his breast,
clutched In one hand which was bad
A few minutes in advance of Mr.
Krimer, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Stilwell
passed along the -walk and saw a
loose wire hanging from a pole but
thought it was a telephone wire.
Mr. Kramer was past 50 years of
age ana leaves a wiaow dui no cnu
dren. He has been a resident of this
section for many years, living on a
small farm adjoining Newberg.
DEATH ENDS HONEYMOdN
Elopers' Boat Upsets in Lake and
Wife Perishes; Husband May Die.
c RACINE, Wis., Sept. 12. Death to
day ended the honeymoon of John A.
Jones, a Chicago artist, and his wife,
formerly Anna Mitchell of New Ttork,
when the motorboat in which they
eloped . six weeks ago overturned In
lake Michigan and Mrs. Jones was
drowned. Jones was rescued after
clinging to the boat for more than
18 hours, but his condition was said
to be critical.
Jones said his wife had struggled
against the heavy seas lor eigm
hours and tha he finally had chained
her to the centerboard of the boat,
but that the waves had washed her
into the water.
BOY, 4, KILLS BROTHER
Two-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot
Wound in Leg.
EUGENE, Or. Sept. 12. (Special.)
Willard, the 2-year-old son of Frank
Drmpier, of Oakridge, died last night
from a gunshot wound in one of his
Ices, inflicted when a rifle In the
hands of his 4-year-old . brother
James, was accidentally discharged.
The bullet entered the young
brother's leg above the knee. Before
a physician could make the 45-mile
trip from Eugene, the boy died from
loss of blood ana me shock or tne
NEW YORK, Sept.-12. Disruption
of passenger schedules was said by
steamship men to be threatened by
the flood of immigrants flowing Into
New York so swiftly that Ellis island
cannot accommodate them, making It
necessary for hundreds to remain in
the steerage of vessels several days.
More than 20,000 aliens were
brought in last week. .
RIOT VICTIMS TOTAL 52
John Toner of Belfast, Shot Sat
urday, Is Latest to Die.
BELFAST, Sept. 12 John Toner of
Belfast was shot dead while proceed
ing along the Newtonards- roads after
curfew Saturday, making the 32d
riot victim here, or, including the
July disturbances, the B2d.
Armed raiders visited the Torr
Head coast guard station last night
and seized arms, ammunition and
REPUBLICANS ARE SANGUINE
Eyes of Nation Focused Now
on Pine Tree State.
SUFFRAGE VOTE WATCHED
Democrats Hope for; Favorable
Switch on Account of
IMPORTANT FOL1 TICAL
EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR
THIS WEEK. - 1
Primaries In Washington to
choose candidates for the suc
cession to Senator Jones, re
publican. Primaries in New "York for
the succession to Senator Wads
Primaries in Illinois for the
succession to Senator Sherman,
Primaries in Vermont fo the
succession to Senator Dilling
Primaries In Colorado for the
succession to Senator Thomas,
Democratic state convention
in Connecticut to choose a can
didate to make the fight
against Senator Brandegee.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) A political campaign ended is
a very different thing from one lust
begun and whicn still has nearly two
months of struggling, hustling activ
ity before it. Throughout the coun
try the national contest may be said
to be only tairly under way and a
great many primaries are yet toxbe
held, and the work of electing candi
datesremalns as a task still to be per
formed by party workers. But here
In Maine the state contest comes to
an end tonight. Tomorrow the
voters both men and women are to
decide'matters at the polls. Later this
year the people of. plains will vote
again will be going to the polls o
cast their ballots for presidential
electors only on the same date in
November that others vote for such
electors and also vote for state
county and local candidates.
Maine May Point Way.
Monday's contest here is nothing
more or les3 than a state and local
contest, but Us advent some seven
weeks "before the presidential elec
tion is always watched far and wide.
It constitutes the first and only state
election, the result of which indicates
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MotlT Ascribed to "Worry Over
Financial Matters Resident
of Portland tor 4 Years.
Mrs. Katherine Aiknan, 37, a resi
dent of the Portland hotel, leaped
from the Morrison street bridge at
12:15 o'clock thie morning in an at
tempt to end her life. She was res
cued by Engineer Voderberg of the
harbor patrol boat, who speeded to
where she was floating in the water,
in response to a telephone call for aid
sent by the ' tender of the Morrison
Following her rescue. Mrs. Aiknan
waa removed to the matron's quar
ters in the city jail, where she re
ceived first aid treatment. Mrs. Aik
nan swallowed a good deal of water
but it was said she would recover.
When first questioned, the woman
gave the name of Mary Smith. She
refused to give a reason for her act.
The bridge tender said that he did
not see the woman jump from the
bridge, but his attention was attracted
by three youths who said they had
followed her from Third and Morrison
streets. They said they were at
tracted to follow her by her demeanor.
as she was walking with her head
Mrs. Aiknan was kept afloat for 15
minutes by her skirts. Had it not
been for this fact she undoubtedly
would have drowned before help
It. W. Childs of the Portland hotel
when informed of Mrs. Aiknan's act.
made an investigation and found that
she had left several notes addressed
to friends. In one note addressed to
Mrs. Childs Mrs. Aiknan told of her
intention to commit Buicide. The po
lice said that Mrs. Aiknan had been
separated from her husband for about
Mr. Childs said that he believed
that Mrs. Aiknan's act was caused
by-worry over financial matters. She
has resided at the Portland hotel for
the last four years, he said.
Mrs. Aiknan s rescue was accom
plished by Engineer Voderberg with
great difficulty he was alone in
the boat at the time and when he was
forced to leave the tiller to reach for
the woman, the boat would float
away. It was only after several at
tempts that he succeeded in pulling
Mrs. Aiknan into the boat.
ALASKANS HUNT IN AUTO
Motorists Drive Vo to Caribou
Herd and Bag Winter's Meat.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) Times have changed in Alaska
from the days when trappers mushed
over the snow fields to hunt for game,
Citizens of Fairbanks are hunting
caribou by automobile, so say recent
arrivals. Automobiles are coming into
their own in the territory and the bu
reau is advised that "the days of real
sport" around the northern Alaska
town are featured by motoring out
to the herd where thous-ands of carl
bou are leisurely grazing, bagging a
few animals, dumping the carcasses
into the tonneau of the car and driv
ing back with the winter's meat
The caribou are so numerous and
tame that it is no feat to go out and
get what' meat Is desired in a few
minutes, it Is said.
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE ARRIVING IN PORTLAND.
ULLASU.V, SfcCHETAil V tOlHTV
Plan Must Be -Passed On Finally
by Headquarters In Chicago
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Sept. 12. Ap
proval. of a speaking tour,- likely to
start early in October, was given to
day by Senator Harding, it was an
nounced by Harry M. Daugherty. the.
senator's pre-convention manager.
Daugherty gave no -dates, saying
that the plan must be passed upon
finally by New York and Chicago
headquarters, but that he might make
definite announcement here Tuesday.
The Japanese question, railway
labor, naturalization of aliens and
constitutionalism beaded the list of
subjects to be discussed by Senator
Harding in front porch speeches this
The nominee's views on the Japa
nese problem as it is presented in
conditions on the Pacific coast are
to be set forth Tuesday In an address
to a delegation from California. He
.has conferred with a number of re
publican leaders from the coast states
and has collected considerable data.
Railway affairs are to be dealt with
by the senator tomorrow at a gather
ing of the Harding and Coolldge rail
way employes' club of Marlon, and
on Friday the nominee will make an
address on constitutionalist govern
ment to several Ohio delegations.
many prominent citizens of foreign
birth will be in Saturday'sdelegation
wnicn will hear an address on the
Americanizing of Immigrants.
Today was spent by Senator Hard
ng resting and in the afternoon ha
motored to Columbus for dinner with
CITY PRAYS FOR DEAD
Klamath Falls Fire Victims Buried
In Cemetery as "Unknown."
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Sept. 12.
Special.) Local churches joined this
afternoon in memorial service for
victims of last Monday's hotel fire.
Father H. J. Marshall preached the
sermon. The text "Am I My Brother's
Keeper" was the basis for ' indicting
all citizens who.se failure to use their
vote or voice in public affairs allowed
nre traps and other evil conditions
The Reverend E. P. Lawrence, &
J. Chaney, C. F. Trimble and S. E.
Milan took part.
scores or rioral tributes covered
the altar. With the exception or
Margaret Hanley, whose body was
claimed by relatives at Placerville,
Cal., and Robert Blodgett, whose
parents live at Dallas, Or., the bodies
of all victims were burled as "un
known" in the local cemetery today.
TWO SISTERS ARE SLAIN
cVazed Man in Army Uniform Cap
tured ATtcr Fight With Posse.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., Sept. 12.
Two sisters, the" Misses Sadie and
Susie Selter, were shot to death In an
automobile here early today by a
crazed man In an army uniform. Soon
afterward, a military posse captured
Mike Marakovitch, 26 years old, after
he had been shot and badly wounded
by one of the posse.
A single bullet killed both sisters,
1TTKKM A IS SENATOR GKORliK K. CH
COM3IITTEE CORRESl'O.MJMr THAVELIMU WITH TUt: PARTY.
Political Fortunes in Bal
; ance of Ballot.
THREE TICKETS TO BE NAMED
Farmer-Labor Candidates to
Be Chosen at Convention.
FIGHT FOR GOVERNOR HOT
Judd Seems to Be Favorite of Dem
ocrats; Hartley and Hart Lead
OLYMPIA. Wash, Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) With such combinations of
political fortunes as are possible un
der the state-wide primary system
already arranged, and their individual
appeals for preferment presented to
the voters by personal and printed
argument, candidates entered in Tues
day's primary practically have fin
ished thelf work. Although most of
the contestants will formally close
their compalgns tomorrow night, the
meetings will be lareely devoted to a
summing up of the seneral situation
from the candidates- own viewpoints
and intended principally to stimulate
workers already committed to the
support of the speakers.
Three complete state and congres
sional tickets will be named tomor
row. The republicans and democrats
will select ineir canaiaiii
maiy cittuu.i, ......, --
at a state convention to be held on I
the same day at Seattle. 1
Three Judges to Be Named. I
Three judges of the supreme court
seiectea in nun-pun ....- u.. ......
which registered voters of all parties
are eligible. Tfris also will be held
Interest in the democratic primary
hinges upon the governorship, there
being no contest for any other office
" VV". i
candidates have filed for all offices
xccpt state auditor.
For the governorship, four demo
crats have filed, with the race ap
parently narrowing to Judge Black
of Everett and Senator Judd of Che
halis. Dr. E. T. Mathes of Bclllngham
has made an active canvass and has
'developed some support. 4 Senator
O Hara oi bcattie nas conducted
vigorous campaign in his home terri
tory and a quiet campaign over the
Blark'n Acquaintanceship Larice.
Judge Black has the advantage of a
large acquaintance, having been
candidate for the nomination against
the late Governor Lister In 191 2.
Senator Judd is ngurea to nave the
support of a large element of the
old Lister organization within the
party, but until the campaign started
did not have a wide acquaintance In
(Concluded on Page 7, Column 3.)
AMBISRI.AIX, (iOVERNOR JAMES M
Treaties, He Says, Must Be Ap
plied With Moderation by Vic
tors, Loyalty by Vanquished.
AIX LES BAINS. Sept. 12. (By the
Associated Press.) "We must end the
war," said Premier Millerand to the
Associated Press correspondent at the
conclusion of his afternoon confer
ence with the Italian premier, Signor
Giolitti. "The war must be ended.
711,11 la w,,y siven pound
me counsel lor moderation which she
seems disposed to follow.
"Our interviews have been most
cordial and confident. Naturally we
have-agreed that an accord between
tal5r- Great Br,tain and France ,n
.I'iinauic uvi u 1 1 1 y in 1110 iniercDL
I of the three allied powers but for the
maintenance of world peace.
"The treaty of Versailles must be
enforced, as well as that of St. Ger
main and the others because they
constitute an entity, and one of them
cannot fall without the others being
shaken. I am absolutely in accord
with that point upon the formula ac
cepted at Lucerne. Treaties must be
applied with moderation by the vlc-
I tors and with loyalty by the van
"We also discussed the question of
"oviets. Evidently each government
consults its Internal policy before
adopting a precise attitude. You
know what the French policy Is. The
policies of our allies do not appear to
be different In principle from ours.
Settlement of the Adriatic ques
tion occupied some of our time. Our
position Is unequivocal. Great Britain
and France, at San Remo and my
self before and after San Remo
have stated that neither Great Britain
nor France has the right to interfere
between two parties when a question
concerns them alone." i
N J fj MAIL'SENT BY TRAIN
Plane TTav Tpnnhl!. rhll. ln
SALT LAKE CITY. SeDt. 12. Plane
No. 72. aerial mail, piloted by J. P,
Murray, left Salt Lake City this morn
Ins: lor chevenn. wvn Th. . v. ; n
carried no mail, but will leave Chev
for Salt Lake City tomorrow
with a cargo, according to local postal
The westbound mall brought Satur
day by plane 71, from San Francisco,
was put aboard an eastern train and
reiayea to Cheyenne, for transit by
air Irom there east,
the officials said.
Mail plane 102. from the west,
wrecked at Mammouth, Utah, Satur
day, is expected to be repaired to
morrow. The 400 pounds of mail car
riea Dy tnis machine was sent east
7 DIE IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Car Crashes Through Railing and
Falls on Tracks.
TARRYTOWN. N. Y., Sept. 12
seven perauns were Kiuea and one
I seriously injured today when an auto-
1 mobile. In which they were riding,
crashed through a bridge railing dur
I ing a thunder storm.
I The car fell 20 feet to the New York
railroad tracks at Dobbs
7 DIE IN TRIESTE REVOLT
dreds of Persons Are Arrested,
dreds of Persons Are Arested.
laj.-n uu.. -&ept. 12 seven persons
were killed and 60 injured in Trieste
the last three days In a socialist re
volt, says a dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph from Rome.
Hundreds of persons, mostly Slavs
have been arrested.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
IBSTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 65
decrees; minimum, 64 dsroes.
TODAT'9 Occasional rain; southwesterly
w in as.
MaoSwlney wors and in great pain.
The war must be ended, declares Premie
Milierand. Fase 1.
Maine election today beln watched by the
cation. i'aa; l.
Primary erdlct In Washing-ton will be
tomorrow. Page 1.
Harding to make speexrh-making tour.
Candidacy of Senator Jones declared to be
of national importance. Page 3.
Washington candidates devote day to pre
dictions, fage o.
Cox Is honor guest at Salem dinner.
Suspected s-layer of Kentucky teacher is
Jaiiea. fage s.
Drug death may bars reanflal in li An
geles moving-picture studios. Page 3.
Methodist conference in Oiympla, Wash.,
ends. Pags 7.
Professor Fltts. state Wy expert, wanted
to Judge came in many states and In
Canada. Page 17.
Branpon is pledge to filial devotion.
Coast league results: Is Angeles 5-S,
Portland -: ait iKt, -e, San Fran
cisco 5-3: Oakland 6-3. Seattle 2-8:
Bacramento 1-4, Vernon 4-6. Page 30
Dr. Willing will play In final round for city
roll liLic. j..,.
Harvey Thorpe to fight Trambitas-Tlllman
winner, rase iv.
Wallace Bates wins California state tennis
litis. Page li.
Portland and Virinltr.
Governor Cox will speak twice In Portland
Harding will be next president, says social
ist vico-presiaentiai canaiaate. Pare a
Portland credit men to investigate high
cons, i-age ii.
Twenty-five cheese factories In Tillamook
county manuiacture o.um.a pounds in
year. Page 16.
State experiment stations round Coing
work oi great value. i-ag 16.
Minister decries materialist code. Pace is.
STRIKERS MAY YET BE FREED
Ex-Sheriff of Cork Searches
for New Evidence.
CONDITION OF 7 CRITICAL
One Sajs He Is Aricrlcan Citizen.
Aone Strong Enough to Artic
ulate; One Unconscious.
LONDON. Sept. 12. A bulletin is
sued early tonight by the Gaello
league announced that Lord Mayor
MacSwiney of Cork was much worse
and in very great pain.
The bulletin issued at noon said
Mr. MacSwiney had passed a slightly
better night, during which he had a
little sleep. He was described as
being in a state of extreme, exhaus
tion, but conscious.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon it was
announced he had taken a turn for
the worse. Pather Dominic paid his
Mrs. MacSwiney. leavlnsr Brixton
prison early tonight, said her hus-
oand s condition was virtually un
changed since the afternoon and that
he was still suffering severe pains.
memoers of the family were at the
bedside all day.
10,000 In Demonstratloa.
Ten thousand persons participated
In a demonstration in Glasgow this
afternoon in protest against Mac
Swiney's imprisonment. A similar
gathering was held at Bermondsey.
CORK. Sept. 12 Harold Barry, for
mer high sheriff of Cork, who has
been striving to save the lives of the
hunger strikers here, received a mes
sage from the Irish office. London,
late today, asking him to meet imme
diately with the heads of the police
In Cork to review the government's
case against Sean Hennessy and Jo
seph Murphy, the latter claiming
American citizenship, and any others
in connection with whom nw evi
dence may be produced. Barry la
now searching for a young friend of
Hennessy, who has asserted he can
prove an alibi for the dying hunger
Barry says he hoped to obtain the
release of Hennessy and perhaps the
release of several other prisoners to
night if witnesses were found.
Seven of the eleven hunger strikers
in Cork Jail appeared to be in a criti
cal condition. They are Hennessy, the
19-year-old youth; Murphy, whose
status as an American is being In
vestigated; Thomas Donovan, Michael
Burke, Upton, Power and Kenny.
Hennessy still was unconscious and
the others were so weak they were
hardly able to articulate. Murphy
has a troublesome cough, for which
he refuses treatment.
Physicians today confirmed that
John Hennessy. father of young
Hennessy, had altered his decision to
permit the nuns to endeavor to keep
his son alive.
Father Becomes Hysterical.
Mr. Hennessy had placed the great
est hopes In the efforts of Mr. Barry,
former high sheriff of Cork, who Was
making efforts to obtain his son's
release, and last evening when a re
prieve was not forthcoming, he be
"How much longer can they last?"
the Associated Press correspondent
asked the physicians today. Both of
them shook their heads.
"What is the attitude of the pris
oners?" was then asked.
"They will to die," answered Dr.
Battlscombe. "This is due. perhaps,
to the extreme exhaustion of their
physical forces. I think that they
feel death would relieve them."
"Suppose they were releasd?"
Effct Would Be Great.
"There is no douot in my mind." the
doctor replied, "that the psychological
effect on them of their release would
The doctors said they were not
aware of any medical record of death
through a direct hunger strike. They
asserted that from the professional
viewpoint these cases would be of
great interest were the .doctors per
mitted to make a free observation of
The doctors recalled that an Irish
political prisoner, Thomas Ashe, who
was on a. hunger strike in Mountjoy
prison, Dublin, in 1917, died several
days after he was released, but that
his death was attributed to the ef
fects of forcible feedies-
"Hope, Prsy,' Pose. Message."
It was learned today that last
Thursday one of the prison doctors
went to the bedside of Thomas Dono
van. The nun In attendance was mo
mentarily absent. The doctor heard
the patient feebly muttering and
leanedf over and examined him. Dono
van appeared to be conscious, but He
was too weak to talk aloud. The
doctor could just catch the woriis,
"Hope, pray, pope, message."
The words were Incomprehensible
to the physician and worried him,
greatly. He finally concluded, liow-
,1, Concluded on Fag 3, Column 1.)