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VOL. LiIX XO. 18.GG1. Entered at Portland (Oregon!
Po-tnffii-e as P-conrt-Cla-r Matter
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTE3IBER 15, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
HARTLEY IN LEAD
GOVERNOR IS DEFIED; 10 qTflTCq Tf CfT
.SUFFRAGE RATIFIED)" J i I LG I U GU
GIRL, LOST IN FOREST, I0DDS FAVOR HARDING
. IMPERILED BY STORM
CRASHING TREES AND RAIN
DROWX CRIES TO RESCUERS.
3 TO 1 AFTER MAINE
T FAIR DEAL
CON'XECTICUT ' SOLONS ACT
OVER EXECUTIVE'S PROTEST.
COX BACKERS EVEN WANT 4 TO
VETERANS OF MANY WARS
PASS WHITE HOUSE.
1 ON THEIR FAVORITE.
Returns on Governor In
From 229 Precincts.
SENATOR JONES STILL AHEAD
Inglis Is Nearest Competitor
With 5216 Votes.
BLACK HEADS BOURBONS
Tolnian, Holcomb and Bridges Poll
Biggest Vote In Race for Su
premo Court Justices.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 14. Latest
tale returns in the primary are:
Senator, 239 precincts, Jones, 11,
804; Erickson. 1650; Hudson, 2S61;
Governor. 82 precincts. Stringer,
$63; Hartley, 9088; Coman, 2754, Hart,
792; Gellatly, 3300; Lamping. 7123;
MacEachern, 450; Mathes, 95; OHarra,
25; Judd, 59; Black. 119.
Supreme court, 235 precincts, Tol
man. 15.763; Holcomb. 14,232; Bridges,
14,079; Beals, 10.117.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 14. United
Slates Senator Jones continued to lead
three others seeking- the republican
nomination for senator in the pri
maries her today when 204 precincts
out of 2366 in the state had reported
tonight. The vote showed Jones 10,
024, Erickson 1433, Hudson 2486, In
For the republican nomination for
governor Roland H. Hartley was lead
ing when the count of, 229 precincts
was reported. He had 6908 votes.
Others seeking the nomination polled
Stringer 722, Hart 6649, Coman 2173,
.Gellatly 2615, Lamping 5680, and Mac
The vote for democratic nomination
ior governor in the same precincts
showed Mathes 74, O'Harra 22, Judd
56. Black 98.
For supreme court Justice, three to
be nominated, the vote was in 198
precincts, Tolman 13,005, H.olcomb
1L792, Bridgesll,973, and Beals 8200.
Returns from 133 precincts out of
294 in the first congressional district
for the republican nomination give:
' Miller, 6217; Pierce, 1353; Moore,
Returns from 26 precincts out of 450
tn the fourth congressional district
lor the republican nomination give:
Summers 691, Brown 338.
Tleturns from 44 precincte out of
S17 in the fifth congressional district
for the republican nomination give:
Webster, 2630; Corkey. 1729.
YAKIMA. Wash., Sept. 14. Returns
from two precincts in the fourth con
gressional district for congressman
Summers, 52; Brown, 33.
For United States senator Jones 58,
Erickson 7, Hudson 8, Inglis 13.
For governor Stringer 1, Hartley
10, Coman 9. Hart 37. Gellatly 6,
Lamping 6, MacEachern 2.
For supreme court justice nine pre
cincts give: Tolman 786, Holcomb
805, Bridges 710, Beals 562.
Hmv-m precincts give for lieutenant
gcVaor: French 20, Phipps 7, Con-
aor 22, SharpSteln 9. Coyle 22.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Sept. 14. Ten
precincta in Grays Harbor county
For senator Jones 114, Inglis 94-
Governor Stringer 40. Hartley -71.
Coman 11. Hart 190. Gellatly 19,
Twelve precincts for supreme judge:
Bridges 693, Holcomb 510, Tolman 535,
Beals 283. .
SPOKANE, Wash.. Sept. 14 Fifth
congressional district Spokane county
returns for representative in congress
from six precincts give: Webster 507,
Corkery 369. j
For governor four precincts In Col
fax, Whitman county, give: Stringer
none. Hartley C9, Coman 152, Hart
215, Gellatly 46, Lamping 17, Mac
Eachern 3, Mathes 19, O'Hara 2, Judd
. 28, Black 62. ,
One precinct in Spokane county
gives: Jones 174, Erickson 8, Hud
eon 15, Inglis 27.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Sept. 14.
Grays Harbor county, three precincts
United States senator, give:
Jones 20, Inglis 14. Same precincts
for governor. Hartley 17, Coman 1,
Hart 23, Lamping 1. Same three pre
cincts for supremo court justice give
Tolman 63, Holcomb 58. Bridges 91,
TACOMA. Wash., Sept. M. Ten pre
cincts in Pierce county give for
United States senator: Jones 273,
Erickson 70, Hudson 228, Inglis 378.
For governor. Stringer 13, Hartley
177, Coman 76, Hart 377, Gellatley ',
Lamping 293, MacEachern 29,.
For supreme court justice, Tolman
414. Holcomb 395, Bridges 431, Beals
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Sept. 14.
Supreme court judge, one precinct in
,'alla Walla county, gives Tolman
144. Holcomb 159. Bridges 145, Beals
BELLHSTGHAM. Wash., Sept. 14.
I Two precincts in Whatcom county
give for United States senator: Jones
71. Erickson 23. Hudson 31. Tnglis ?3.
jtCoacluucii oa Page 2, Column 3.
State Chief Says Legislature With
out Power to Vote on Question
Before September 19.
HARTFORD, Conn.. Sept. 14. In
defiance of Governor M. H. Hojcomb,
who. In a message had said that it
might not pass any. measures save
those which It had been specifically
called to consider, the Connecticut
general assembly today, in special
session, adopted a resolution ratifying
the suffrage amendment. Still in de
fiance. It adopted In concurrence, two
pieces of general legislation although
the governor had given warning that
he would "pocket" any measures so
The governor, taking the position
that the right of women to vote le
gally at the November election may
be jeopardized by a decision in- Ten
nessee which would nullify ratifica
tion by that state, the thirty-sixth to
ratify, personally gave notice to mem
bers by a proclamation read by him
after his message to the session.
which had just opened, of a special
session to be held next Tuesday spe
cifically to act upon the nineteenth
Although the legislature today rati
fied the amendment, the coming spe
cial session will again do this. Today
it ratified on a :olution offered by
Republican House Leader King, im
mediately following a conference of
several leaders with the governor.
who declined to sanction action today.
Next Tuesday the governor will send
in the communication which he re
ceived from Secretary of State Colby,
which embodies the proclamation de
claring the nineteenth amendment to
be in force.
VETERAN HELD FOR THEFT
Display of Great Quantity of Lib-
- erty Bonds Brings Arrest.
VALDOSTA, Oa., Sept. 14. Rufus
Knight, a veteran of the world war,
was arrested 1. st night at Homerville
Ga-, in connection with the theft of
liberty bonds from mail pouches on a
Southern railway train near Cornelia,
Ga., several days ago. The sheriff at
Homerville states that liberty bonds
and New York exchange representing
a total of $295,793 were found in
Knight arrived at Homerv'lle Mon
day night and registered at a hotei.
Later he went to the home of hi
uncle, H. S. Burkhaltef, a member of
the Georgia legislature, and was said
to have exhibited a great quantity of
liberty bonds. When the youngman
returned to the hotel with his suit
case his .uncle notified the sheriff.
GENERAL AMNESTY DENIED
U. S. Considers Cases of Political
WASHINGTON. Sept. 14, Labor
leaders asking general amnesty for
political prisoners were told today by
Attorney-General Palmer that the
government would continue its policy
of "considering cases individually."
Replying to the appeals of Presi
dent Gompers of the American Fed
eration of Labor and former Repre
sentative London, New York socialist,
Mr. Palmer recited the cases acted
upon since the cessation of hostilities
and predicted that "at the end of
three months more less than 160 of
the persons convicted purely of vio
lation of the espionage act will be
left in Jail."
SPECIAL SMASHES AUTO
Driver at Walla "Walla Figures on
Having Two Days to Spare.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept. 14.
(Special.) F. A. Cline of College
Place, thought he had two days t
spare when he drove across the tracks
at Clyde, on upper Eureka flats where
trains only run twice a week, but he
did not figure on a special train and
as a result his new automobile has
been junked and he is suffering from
He was brought to his home today.
The special train was hauling wheat
and the tracks were full . of "cars
loaded with wheat which shut off
Mr. CJine's view. The automobile
was dragged 350 feet.
ARNSTEIN IGNORES COURT
Central Figure in Bond Theft Case
Again in Contempt.
NEW YORK,: Sept. 14. Jules W.
(Nicky) Arnstein, central figure in
New York's $5,000,000 bond theft plot,
today was cited for contempt of court
for the second time when he refused
to answer certain questions in bank
ruptcy proceedings instituted against
Arnstein claimed a constitutional
right to refrain from giving answers
which might 'tend to incriminate and
degrade him. The matter was put
over until tomorrow.
HARDING THANKS OLCOTT
Reclamation Information Used in
SALEM, Or., Sept. 14. (Special.)
Governor Olcott today received a let
ter from Warren C. Harding, repub
lican candidate for president at the
November election, thanking the Ore
gon executive for information fur
nished him regarding reclamation
activities in this state.
Much of the Information furnished
by Governor Olcott was incorporated
in Mr. Harding's recent address deal
ing' with reclamation of lands in var
ious sections of the United Slates.
Large Majorities Pile Up
in New York.1
COLORADO POLL HEAVIEST
Thousands of Women Vote
First Time in Vermont.
BOURBON BALLOT LIGHT
Illinois Selects Party Nominees for
United States Senator, Governor
and Congress Today.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. Organiza
tion candidates of both republican
and democratic parties In the New
York state primary led their oppo
nents by votes of approximately two
to one in all state-wide contests when
returns from more than one-half the
state had been tabulated at 1:40
o'clock this morning.
Returns from 3826 out of 7274. dis
Republican: Governor Miller 126,-
760, Thompson 67,235.
Returns from 3539 districts in the
republican contest for senator gave:
Wadsworth 139,068, Boole 31,509,
Returns from 3364 districts In the
democratic contest for senator gave:
Lunn 28,334, Walker 61,662.
DENVER, Sept. 14. When the polls
closed at 7 o'clock tonight in . the
state primary election one of the
heaviest votes on record for a pri
mary election had been cast, accord
ing to party leaders.
Counting of the ballots was pro
ceeding slowly, however, owing to the
large number of offices for which
candidates were, to be chosen.
Republican Candidate Leads,
Karl C. Schuyler of Denver was
leading in the republican contest for
nomination for United States sen
ator. Samuel D. Nicholson, Leadville.
and Denver banker, was second, and
Rice W. Means,xDenver attorney and
war veteran, was third.
Returns from 106 precincts out of
211 in Denver and from 322 outside
of the city, compiled by the Rocky
Mountain News, gave Karl C. Schuy
ler of Denver a lead of 2617 votes
over Samuel D. Nicholson, 4f Lead
ville. with Rice W. Means of Denver
running third for the republican
nomination for United States senator
In today's primary election.
Governor Snoop Unopposed.
On the republican ticket Oliver H.
Shoup, governor, was unopposed .for
The following candidates for con
gress were without opposition for re
nomination in their own parties:
First "district, William N. Vaile, re
publican; . second district, Charles B.
Tlmberlake, republican; third district.
Guy U. Hardy, republican; fourth dis
trict, Edward T. Taylor, democrat.
The only complaint received by the
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Alice Gaston, 15, of Near Hillsboro
Wanders From Road While on
Way Home From School.
HILLSBORO, Or.. Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) Alice Gaston. 15-year-old, pupil
of the Kinton school, ten miles south
east of Hillsboro, lost in the heavy
timber on the south slope of Cooper
mountain, passed last night under a
shelter she constructed of bark and
poles placed against a huge fir tree
and with the coming of daylight suc
ceeded in finding her way to her
home, reaching it just as more than
100 residents of the neighborhood.
headed by Sheriff Alexander and
Deputy Redmond, were organizing for
a careful search.
During the night volunteers sum
oned by the girl's parents searched
for her and while Alice says she heard
their calls, her replies were drowned
by the noise of the storm and she was
afraid to leave her shelter.. Her par
ents had lived In the district but a
few weeks and the girl knew noth
ing of the surrounding country.
Her home is about two miles from
the school by the road and she at
tempted to find a short cut and was
soon lost. The spot where she passed
the night was but a quarter of a mile
from her home.
The storm was the most severe In
years, dead trees and branches being'
blown down by the wind and making
the girl's position perilous. Rain fell
(n torrents but aside from saturated
clothing she is no worse for her ex
perience. CANADIAN SOVIET URGED
Delegate at Labor Congress Pro
poses Workers Republic.
WINDSOR, Ont., Sept. 14. Sovlet-
lsm as the proper form of government
for the dominion of Canada was sug
gested by a delegate to the trades and
labor congress of Canada today.
During debate on the report of the
executive committee regarding direct
political action, Peter McCallum de
clared definitely in favor of a "work
ers' republic" with a "board" or
"soviet form of government."
The declaration received a mixed
CARRIERS PLAN CAMPAIGN:
Rural Mail Men Want $600 Allow
ance for Equipment.
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 14. Rural
letter carriers purpose to start a cam
paign among representatives and
United States senators forlfchc enact
ment of legislation granting them
$600 annually for maintenance of
' This was learned here today when
the first annual convention of the Na
tional Federation of Rural Letter Car
riers was convened.
FRESH SALMON PRICE CUT
Lack of Adequate European Market
Forces Figures Down.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14. The
laclt of European market big enough
to absorb as canned salmon the state's
surplus of fresh salmon resulted to
day in a reduction of the price of
fresh salmon in California from 25
to 20 cents a pound.
This announcement was made by
the state fish exchange..
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Even Money Offered on Wall Street
That Harding Will Beat
Smith in New York.
- NEW YORK, Sept. 14. (SpeciaL)
The victory of Colonel Frederick H.
Parlthurst In the Maine gubernatorial
contest was responsible for odds in
favor of Senator Harding Jumping to
3 to 1 in Wall street today. One bet
of 89000 against 83000 was reported
placed and several more thousand
dollars are available at the eame
Cox bettors were demanding odds
of 4 to 1.
Thomas A. Nelson Co., a curb
house at 25 Broad street, said it had
placed a few bets at these odds dur
ing the day. Even money also was
offered in Wall street that Senator
Harding would get more votes in
Greater New York than Governor
Smith. The republicans think well
enough of Miller to offer 6 to 5, while
at the beginning of the campaign
Governor Smith was a 2 to 1 favorite,
and a few bets were placed at these
Brokers that make a specialty of
election betting expect a big business
from now on. v
SOLDIERS CONFESS THEFT
Relief Supplies Worth Hundreds of
Thousands Reported Taken.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 13. (By
the Associated Press.) Six formel
American soldiers who have been ar
rested in connection with the theft
of supplies from the American com'
mittee for relief in the near east have
virtually confessed ana have prom
ised to tell all they know in the hope
that leniency will be shown them, ac
cording to, officials investigating the
situation. The thefts are said to total
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Charles Allen, American consul
here, is conducting the examinations
of the six men. .
It is declared that they extend over
a period of a year and a half and In
volve officers of other charity war
Julian Gillespie of. Dallas, Tex.,
formerly captain in the American
army, has bten appointed counsel for
the six prisoners.
STEAMER CALLS FOR AID
Sinasta, Out of Portland, Sends Out
LONDON, Sept. 14. The American
steamer Sinasta sent out wireless
calls for help today when 40 miles
east of Queenstown, according to a
Lloyd's dispatch from that port. Her
engines had become disabled. Two
trawlers went to her aid.
The steamer Sinasta, 4573 tons net,
left Portland, Or., July 23 for Liver
pool, via the Panama canal.
MAIL PLANE IS MISSING
AviatoV Leaves Reno Station and
Fails to Report.
RENO, Nev., Sept. 14. Officials at
the Reno control station of the over
land aerial mail route had received no
word up to a late hour tonight from
Aviator Eaton, who left here at 9
o'clock this morning. .
He was on the second lap of the
eastward journey from San Francisco.
Solution of Race Problem
CALIFORNIA SUBMITS CASE
Race Incapable of American
ization Not Wanted.
COX CHARGE ALSO NOTED
References to Senatorial Oligarchy
Elicit Retort Tarifr Question
MARION, O., Sept. 14. Solution of
the Pacific coast race problem was
declared by Senator Harding - in a
speech today to be Imperative if the
nation's future security and tranquil
lity are to be Insured.
Speaking to a party of Calif ornlans,
the republican nominee said the gov
ernment could not afford to be un
mindful of the situation raised by
oriental immigration, but must give
its support to the far-western states
'in necessary measures, consistent
with our national honor, to relieve
them of their difficulties."
Without raising the question of
racial inequality, he asserted that
provision could be made to exclude
aliens of any race who had shown
themselves Incapable of Americaniza
tion. He added that the right to take
such steps was assured both by moral
law and by international usage.
Cox Charge Bring Retort.
The senator also replied to demo
cratic charges of a republican "sena
torial oligarchy," asserting that no
one complained about the exercise of
congressional power except those who
want to perpetuate "autocratic, per
He also touched on the tariff ques
tion, declaring It was possible that a
long list of agricultural products
might be found requiring a protective
tariff levy when the problem was
brought up for study and action by
a republican administration.
About 40 state political leaders and
representatives of state and city or
ganizations made up the California
party. Headed by Governor Stephens,
they marched to the Harding front
porch in line with a Belmont county
(Ohio) contingent and assured him
that California would join with Ohio
in. November to make his election
Cheers Follow Speech.
Cheers answered many of the nom
inee's declarations and after he had
finished speaking the crowd gave
"three cheers Tor Harding."
Governor Stephens anf Mrs. J. B.
Hume spoke for the Californians. the
latter telling Senator Harding that
the women of her state would re
deem themselves this year of "the
criticism of having re-elected Presi
dent Wilson because he kept us "outof
Governor Stephens, after a private
conference with Senator Harding, is
sued a statement saying that the
state would go republican by 100.000.
He said Senator Hiram Johnson would
go on the stump for the national
ticket, making thfee addresses in
California and. then coming cast "to
work wherever he is wanted and as
signed". Hardlnc Stand Approved.
Among other callers today was Da
vid Jayne Hill of New York, former
ambassador to Germany. He expresed
gratification at the stand taken by
Senator Elarding on the league of
nations and declared European na
tions were ready to accept a world
peace pltn such as the nominee ''had
In his address to the Californians
Senator Harding said:
"You have come here from the Pa
cific coast. I do not doubt that Ameri
cans on the coast are troubled about
the oriental question, as it is called.
That question raises every interpreta
tion of our watchword, "America
first," for it involves four sets of
obligations. It Involves our obliga
tions to great foreign powers; it in
volves the obligations of all Ameri
cans toward one group of American
states and their people, and it also
involves the obligations of that group
of states to the nation.
"There is abundant evidence of the
dangers which lurk In racial differ
ences. I do not say racial inequali
ties, I say racial differences. I am
ever ready to recognize that the civili
zation of the orient is older than ours,
that her peoples have their proud
and honorable traditions.
Problem to Be Solved.
"In spite of the honor of these ori
ental peoples and in spite of their
contributions to the world's advance
ment, it is conceivable that they may
be so different in racial characteris
tics or in their manner of life from
other people of equal honor and
achievement, that no matter whether
t be on the soil of one or upon the
soil of the other, these differences,
without raising any question of, in
feriority, superiority or inequality,
may create, as I believe they have
created upon our Pacific coast, with
out blame to either side, a friction
that must be recognized.
"The nation owes it to the Pacific
coast to recognize that fact. The
nation owes It to the Pacific coast
(Concluded oa Page 6, Column .
More Than 50 0 Posts Represented
in Line of March Red Cross
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. Seated In
a wheel chair on the east portico of
the White House, President Wilson
today reviewed a parade of veterans
of foreign wars.
The president reached the position
offering the best view of the li:ie of
march early and while waiting for
the parade Mrs. Wilson read to him.
The executive responded to the salutes
of the passing veterans and to the
passing of the national colors by lift
ing his hat.
At the east steps of the capitol the
parade was reviewed by General
Pershing. Secretary Daniels, with
Major-General Lejeune, commandant
of the marine corps, also were in the
More than 500 posts were represent
ed and while a great majority of
n. archers were veterans of the world
war. there were many who had fought
in Cuba, in the Philippines, in China
and other countries.
The wounded rode near the head
of the parade in automobiles and
trucks, while at the end of the pro
cession were nurses who had worked
in hospitals of France.
Floats commemorating the work of
the Red Cross and the welfare or
ganizations were the last in line.
WIND VEERS; TOWN SAVED
Marcola Woodmen Hall Is De
stroyed bv Fire.
EUGENE. Or., Sept. 14. (Special.)
The Modern Woodmen hall at Mar-
la, a lumbering town 15 miles north
east of Eugene, in the MohawK vauey.
ran destroyed by fire late yesterday
fternoon. The loss is between $3500
.nd 4000 with but $1000 insurance.
At the time of the fire a high wind
wn hlnwintr nrt the business section
of the town, composed entirely of
wooden buildings, was endangered,
but the wind veered suddenly and no
other buildings were burned. The
building contained a moving picture
theater and dance hall on tne rirst
floor and the lodge hall on the upper
fioor. The only article saved was the
piano in the theater.
RIPE OLIVES MADE SAFE
Experts Discuss Preserving Process
Which Eliminates Poison.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14. A proc
ess of preserving" ripe olives, which
it is said, eliminates the possibility
of botulism poisoning, was discussed
at sectional meetings at the 49th an
nual convention of the American Pub
lic Health association here today.
Other topics considered included
means for curbing the illicit use of
narcotics and child hygiene.
NEGRO MAY BE GOVERNOR
Arkansas Ballot to Bear Name of
J. H. Blount.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Sept. 11. T. J.
Terral, socretary of state, tonight an
nounced that the name of J. H. Blount,
negro, will appear on the ballot in the
November general election.
He is a candidate for governor.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
65 decrees; minimum, 54 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain, winds mostly
World court plans made public by league ot
nations headquarters. Fags 1.
President witnesses great parade of vet
erans ot foregln wars. Page L
Solution of Pacific coast race problem im
perative, says Senator Harding. Pago 1.
Illinois votes today in primary. Page 2.
Connecticut legislature ratifies woman's
suffrage over governor's protest. Page 1.
Cox doubles amount of "slush fund.'
Bettors demand 4-to-l odds on Cox. Page' 1.
Three states may set primary record.
Farmer-labor party puts full ticket In
Held. Page 4.
Maine vote held to forecast November vic
tory for republicans, page ::.
Oregon republicans start campaign Satur
day. Page 7.
Policies of Washington and Monroe men
aced by Cox's election, says Borah.
Girl lost In forest, imperiled by storm.
Police -rll about finding murder ear.
Coast league results: los Angeles II, Ver
non 6; Pan Francisco 7. Oakland 3.
Other games postponed, teams traveling.
Beavers open last home series with Sacra
mento today. Pago 12.
Miss America sets new world record for
motor boats. Page 13.
Winged M gridiron outlook enthuses man
ager. Page 13.
Local fighting season gets under way at
Milwaukie to"night. Page 13.
Commercial and Marine.
Grain trade protests against railroad min
imum car charges. Page 21.
Vv'heat slumps with withdrawal of export
buyers. Page SI.
Gravs Harbor marine bonus case dismissal
denied. Page 6.
Stiorger demand for investment stocks as
result of Maine election. Page 21.
Port of Portland will carry out bonus plan
despite possibility bond issue may be
illegal. Page 20.
Seiyo Main loading hero for Hongkong.
Portland and Vicinity.
Proposed amendment to city charter Is re
garded as menace. Page 5.
Fred Taylor, realty president, leaves
for Denver tonight for meeting. Page 11.
Near-riot staged by women' in court.
Plans for garbage disposal are submitted.
Page 10. .
plans for state irrigation cougreis in Jan
uatv dincufcsed, Pthfr a
Project Is Presented to
Nations in League.
HAGUE COMMITTEE REPORTS
Permanent International Tri
ABLEST JURISTS DESIRED
League Council for Present With
holds Opinion Scheme Later
t to Go to Assembly.
LONDON, Sept. 14. The headquar
ters of tho league of nations today
made public the text of the project
for a permanent court of interna
tional justice ae adopted by The
Hague committee of jurists, of which
Elihu Root was a member, together
with a letter from tho council of the
league to all governments which have
entered the league.
The letter says:
"The council does not propose to
express any opinion on the merits of
the scheme until it has had a full,
opportunity of considering it." .
It states, however, that the "project
was prepared by a most competent
tribunal representing widely differ
ent national points of view, and adds:
' World Agreement Needed.
"The council would regard irrecon
cilable differences of opinion on the
merits of the scheme as an interna
tional misfortune of the gravest kind.
It would mean that the league was
publicly compelled to admit its in
capacity to carry out the most im
portant of the tasks which it was
invited to perform. The failure would
be great and probably Irreparable;
for, if agreement proves impossible
under circumstances apparently so
favorable, it is hard to see how and
when the task of securing n. will be
The council states that it will later
submit Its recommendations to the
assembly of the league of nations.
Permanent Court Proposed.
The draft of the proposed world
court given out today consists of 62
articles divided into three chapters
on organization, competence of court
and procedure. A preamble states
the general purpose of the court as
"A permanent court of international
justice to which parties shall have di
rect access, hereby established. In
accordance with article 14 of the cove
nant of the league of nations. This
court shall be, in addition to the court
of arbitration organized by The Hague
convention of 1899 and 1907, and to
the special tribunals of arbitration
to which states are always at liberty
to submit their disputes for settle
ment." Ablest Jurists Sought.
Articles 2 and 3 give the member
ship of the court as follows:
"The permanent court of interna
tional justice shall be composed of a
body of independent judges, elected
regardless of their nationality from
amongst the persons of high moral
character who possess the qualifica
tions required In their respective
countries, for appointment to ths
highest judicial offices, or are juris
consults of recognized competence In
"The court shall consist of 15 mem
bers: "Eleven judges and four deputy
judges. The number of judges and
deputy judges may be hereafter In
creased by the assembly upon the
proposal of the council of the league
of nations to a total of 15 judges and
six deputy Judges.
The Hague Court Seat.
"The manner of choosing the judges
by the different national groups is
provided. The members of the court
are elected for nine years. The presi
dent and vice-president of the court
serve for three years. The seat of
the court'is established at The Hague.
A session shall be held each year be
ginning in June and an extraordinary
session may be called whenever nec
essary by the president of the court,
who must reside at The Hague. The
full court shall sit, but if 11 judges
are not available, nine judges shall
suffice to constitute the court. Three
judges sit in chambers annually to
hear and determine summary pro
cedure. Salaries of the court are fixed
and expenses borne by the league of
"Article 31 gives the court jurisdic
tion over suits between states. The
court is open by right to states be
longing to the league. Other ttates
may have access to it under' condi
tions provided by the league.
Proeedure la Indicated.
"Article 33 provides:
' When a dispute has arisen between
states, and it has been found impos
sible to settle It by diplomatic means,
and no agreement has been made to
choose another Jurisdiction, the party
complaining may bring the case be
fore the court. Tho court shall first
of all decide whether the preceding
conditions have been complied with;
if so, it shall hear and determine the
dispute according to tho terms anr
within the limits of the- next article."
The questions which the court la
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