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THE MORNING OREGON! AX, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1920
Safe Majority in Both Houses
PROSPECT IS IMPROVING
'Gain or Eight Scats in Senate
Forecast, With Majority of
It, 71 in House. '
CHICAGO. Sf.pt. 29. (Spei-ial.
Tith the end of the campaign near,
republican headquarters in Chicago
have begun devoting special atten
tion to the senatorial and congres
sional elections. Vice-Chairman Adams
and Senator New today discussed the
prospects for the senate, and Martin
B. Madden, representative, in conRress,
made an estimate or the next house.
Their predictions were as follows:
Of the H senators to be elected in
November (two additional members
filling the unexpired terms of Bank
head of Alabama and. Martin of Vir
ginia, deceased), the republicans are
sure of IS. reasonably secure of eipht
others and have a flirhtinir chance for
etlll another. Present indications are
that the republicans will elect 23,
showing a net pain of eight.
In the present senate there are 49
republicans and 47 democrats. A new
Kain of eifjht would imke the repub
lican strength 57 and' the democratic.
J9. a republican majority of 17. Of
the 435 representatives to be elected,
the republicans expect to make a net
ain of 25. The present majority in the
house is 4. The next house repub
lican majority will not be less than 71.
Klfteen Counted Sure.
The 15 republican senate candidates
rated as certain of election are: Cali
fornia. Samuel M. Shortrldge: Connec
ticut, Frank B. Brandegee: Idaho,
frank B. flooding: Indiana. James K.
Watson: Illinois. William B. McKin
ley; Iowa, Albert B. Cummins: Kan
sas, Charles Curtis; New Hampshire.
George H. Moses; New York. James W.
Wadsworth Jr.: North Dakota. K. F.
Ladd; Ohio, Frank B. Willis; Pennsyl
vania, Boies Penrose; South Dakota,
Peter Norbeck: Vermont, William P.
Dillingham; Washington, Wesley Jj.
Of these California, Idaho and South
Dakota are expected to elect repub
lican successors to democrats, a gain
of three. The republican say they
have better than an even chance to
day in Colorado. Kentucky, Mary
land. Missouri. Oklahoma, Utah, Wis
consin and Oregon. Of these states
Colorado, Kentucky. Maryland. Okla
homa and Oregon are said to be set
to return republican candidates as
successors to democrats, making a
net gain in this group of five, or a
total net gain in the two groups of
eight, which would increase the re
publican strength in the new senate
to 67, yearing the democrats 39.
Two State Doubtful.
In two states the situation Is In
doubt. They are Arizona and Nevada,
where successors to democrats are
to be elected. If both these states
should be lost to the republicans,
which is not conceded, it would not
affect the estimated republican gain
of eight in the new senate. The demo
cratic candidates are conceded the
election in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
louisiana. North Carolina, South
Carolina and Virginia. Kast. of the
Mississippi river reports at head
quarters Indicate that there is not a
section where the republicans will
lose representatives, but they stand
a good chance of increasing the re
publican lead. In the New England
states the democrats are expected to
make no gains, but to lose at least
one district in Connecticut.
In the old middle states the repub
licans look for a gain of three mem
bers from Pennsylvania, two from
New Jersey and one In Maryland.
In the old middle west group they
ay they will gain three members In
Ohio and one in Illinois.
Invading the southern state, so
called, they count on a gain of two
Jn Tennessee, two in North Carolina,
one in Oklahoma and two in Ken
tucky, four republicans from Mis
souri, one from Kansas and one from
Colorado. On the other side of the
mountains, they count on a gain of
two In California and one in Nevada.
These estimates do not take into
account, the republican leaders say,
a possfble landslide vote for the re
HARDING IS 3-T0-1 SHOT
(Continued From First Page.)
breasts of many voters, according to
"Eugene V. Debs is in prison." he
Announced. "I'm for him for three
reasons. In the first place he is the
only candidate that can be found
when he is wanted. In the second
place there is no question about his
campaign expenditures, because they
are small. In the third place we don't
iiave to listen to his speeches."
In the vote by telephone a page was
selected at random from the telephone
directory and each person whose name
appeared thereon was called up and
asked to state his or her preference
foi president. As the calls were made
curing the afternoon few men a
ewered the telephone. In most cases
, It was a woman s voice that answered
end gave her opinion for and against
Most of the persons called answered
th query in good spirit with one ex
ception, when a woman announced
. 1 eatedly: "It s none of your business.
It's my privilege to vote as I please."
In almost every instance the answer
: was made promptly, indicating that
; the question had already been decided
through long discussion in the family.
One woman, in declaring that she
. was for Harding, said that she lived
In an apartment house, where every
. person without exception was for the
A few of the women were in doubt,
and admitted that they "didn't care
"I'm not an intelligent voter," said
' ' one, "but someone gave me a Hardine
t . button and I'm wearing it. so I guess
I will vote for Harding." When asked
who her husband would vote for, she
answered very frigidly: "Politics Is
one thing we never speak about."
Harding led in the poll of the day
. etaff of the central library by a small
margin, but a number of librarians
aome of them heads of departments.
aru still undecided as to tneir choice
Of the 16 votes cast for Harding,
three were made by men who work in
the bindery, the only men encountered
on the tour of the library. They said
they were for Hardin, "because he
Is tha best man."
In nearly every case the supporters
of Cox were more decided in their
preference than those who gave Hard,
ing as their choice.
"I don't Hke Cox," they said, almost
without exception, "but I will vote
for him because he is for the league
" of "nations." .
"I think Cox ha more sense than
Harding," said another, "but I don't
think either Harding or Cox has much
sense," she added.
"Both candidates have been crammed
down our throats," stated one librari
an emphatically. "I think it is an in
sult to ask the voters to vote for
either one of them." She put her
self In the Harding column as the
lesser of two evils, she said.
One librarian said she was for Hard
ing "because I think it Is possible
that he may appoint men In his cabi
net who are the big men of the coun
try, men who have not had a chance
to speak for eight years."
One vote was for the socialist
labor candidate. Many of the staff
are pages and not old enough to vote.
Nine were undecided yesterday as to
"I registered as a democrat," said
one, "but I certainly am not going
to vote for Cox."
Two votes were cast for the pro
hibition candidate. Several librarians
had not been in the city long enough
At the straw ballot taken during
a meeting of the Grade Teachers as
sociation held at the Unitarian church
Governor Cox received the strongest
support yet recorded from any group
since the Informal ballot was ini
tiated. The result was 91 for Harding
and 52 for Cox. More than 100 of the
women present declined to vote, and
as the balloting was "secret" no ex
pressions of political belief were
Returns from the state on the straw
vote being taken by the Owl drug
store show 1296 for Harding and 626
for Cox. Harding received 859 votes
from men and Cox 470. The women
gave harding 337 and Cox 156. The
straw vote In the store in Portland
yesterday gave Harding 609 and Cox
391. Men voted for Harding. 445;
Cox, 289. Women voted for Harding,
164; Cox, 105.
ns. REisira WEDS
BRIDE IS DAUGHTER OF IiATK
ST. LOUIS BREWER.
Sirs. Gref nongh, During VTorld
War, Furnished Information to
Department ot Justice.
NEW YORK. Mrs. Hugo Relsinger
of 993 Fifth avenue. New York, daugh
ter of the late Adolpnus Busch, mil
lionaire St. 1Ouis brewer, and Charles
K. Greenough of this city were mar
ried at the mountain summer home
of the bride's sister, Mrs. Edward A.
Faust of St. Louis. Only members of
the immediate families were in at
tendance. Among them were Mr. and
Mrs. Faust, Mrs. Adolphus Busch.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reisinger, Curt
H. Reisinger, son of the bride; Mrs.
Reisinger, Miss Holm and Colonel R.
C. Shannon, Greenough's grandfather.
Greenough is the son of the late
Charles B. Greenough and was grad
uated from Yale with the class of
1902. He is a member of the Metro
politan, University, New York Yacht
and Tuxedo clubs and during the war
served in the army with the rank of
major. Ho was cited by the French
and received the Croix de Guerre.
The bride was the widow of Hugo
Reisinger, a New York art collector.
who died while on a visit to Germany
In 1914. Her son. Curt H. Reisinger.
married Miss Mary McKee, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James R. McKee of
Mrs. Reisinger furnished the de
partment of justice with considerable
information during the war, cnieny
facts relating to her friend. Count
Robert de Clairmont. who was ar
rested as a German spy and later ex
Mrs. Reisinger was questioned by
Charles F. De Woody, chief of the
department of Justice bureau of in
vestigation after the arrest of "Count"
de Clairmont, when secret service
agents discovered a picture, taken in
a Fifth avenue studio, showing Mrs.
Reisinger leaning upon the "Count"
In a confidential attitude. He was or
dered deported to France by Presi
Her father, the famous St. Louis
brewer, spent part of the last years
of his life in Germany.
Reisinger, at his death, left more
than $1,000,000. He bequeathed va
rious art treasures to museums in
Mrs. Reisinger contributed liberally
to the Fatherland, the publication, ed-
ted by her friend. George Sylvester
Vierick. Her son. Curt, was treas
urer of the publication.
RAIL PROBLEM DISCUSSED
Nationalization by National Agree
ment Held Aim of Labor.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29. Gen
eral W. W. Atterbury; vice-president
of the Pennsylvania railroad, address
ing1 the Harrisburg chamber of com
merce, said in his opinion the "na
tionization of the railroads through
national agreements and national
boards of adjustment," Is one of the
most important questions now before
the public. Labor leaders, he added,
do not deny that they have It in mind.
After asserting that the efficiency
of employes during federal control
and the subsequent six months transi
tion period had fallen to 75 per cent
measured by production each hour.
General Atterbury urged a return to
HOMESTEADERS GET TITLE
More Time Given Settlers to Se
cure Irrigation "Water.
YAKIMA, Wash.. Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) By anorder received at the
Yakima land office, members of the
Priest Rapids Land Owners' assoc. a
tion, and others similarly situated.
have been permitted to perfect title
to about 160,000 acres of land adia
cent to the Columbia river as dry
Originally it was entered under the
homestead law giving the homestead
ers a prescribed time in which to get
irrigation water on their tracts. The
present order was made after th
homesteaders had been unable to se
cure irrigation water through the
canal company upon which they had
INCENDIARY IS SENTENCED
D. Ii. Clowers In Chehalls- Oonrt
Gets Five to Seven Years.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) D. L. (Barney) Clowers, con
fessed incendiary, was Tuesday sen
tenced to five to seven years In Walla
Walla penitentiary by Judge W. A.
Reynolds of the Lewis county supe
Clowers was arrested in Seattle a
few weeks ago charged with burning
a sawmill near Forest March 1. His
arrest followed a long search by the
county officers, detectives and state
insurance department officials in an
effort to break up an alleged arson
ring said to have been operating ex
tensively in the northwest.
Clowers at first denied his gruilt,
but so clear was the case against him
that his confession followed.
S. & H green stamps for cash.
Holman Fuel Co. Mala Hi. 680-21.
r Adv. . . , . . -
EMBARGO TO CHECK
. IS COX'S IDEA
Bourbon Criticises Arrest of
Man in Harding Meeting.
QUERY IS SIDESTEPPED
Democrat Continues Old Harangue
About Republicans Buying
Up Xc s.pajpicrs.
TOFISKA, Kan.. Sept. 29. Force as
an element of the league of nations
was discussed today by Governor Cox
In his travels, which embraced parta
of Kansas and Missouri, and closed
with a meeting tonight at the audi
'I believe that the moral Influence
will ho sufficient." the democratic
candidate declared, but indicated that
behind moral force it was necessary
to have armed force, and he paralleled
the case to the county e-heriff. who.
he said, is seldom called upon to use
physical force to carry out decrees,
but has it if necessary. The governor
also said that Colonel Roosevelt criti
cised The Hague tribunal for lack of
Pointing out that In 100 years of Its
existence the Monroe doctrine had
never required a shot for its main
tenance. Governor Cox said:
"Bear tiiis in mind. First, that mat
ters must be submitted to discussion,
and arbitration, and then if any na
tion violates it (the league recom
mendations) they are going to im
pose the commercial embargo.
'It is the judgment of men like
Elihu Root and Judge Taft that the
commercial embargo will be an ef
fective preventive of war. It is the
judgment of the most profound stu
dents of the whole question that the
commercial embargo will be suffi
cient." Baltimore Arrfirt Criticised.
Besides two afternoon speeches at
St. Joseph, Mo., and Atchison. Kan.,
the governor made a few brief rear-
platform talks at Meridian, Kan., and
other towns en route.
Arrest of a man at Baltimore who
interrupted Senator Harding's speech
there Monday night was a subject or
caustic criticism by Governor Cox in
all of his major speeches today. The
governor said it was not a trifling
circumstance." but was symptomatic
of more serious conditions, and in this
connection he enlarged upon his
charges that the "reactionary press"
was suppressing democratic news of
the league fight and buying or ab
sorbing democratic and independent
Governor Cox found Kansas a fer
tile field for discussing the league,
many questions concerning its oper
ation being asked him.
Summing up his argument for the
league, and in answer to many of the
questions asked him. Governor Cox
asserted that the moral obligations it
mposed upon member nations was in
itself sufficient to make it the instru
ment for prevention of war.
Industrial Query Sidestepped.
Asked about taxes and soldier bonu
plans, the governor replied that he
was going to reduce taxes by doing
away with many of the "oppressive
war taxes, and reiterated his for
mer declaration that he would divert
money now being ueed for armament,
to reclamation of western arid lands
for "a home and a farm" for former
Replying to a question as to what
he thought of the Kansas court of In
dustrial relations. Governor Cox also
reiterated his position that public
opinion was the best arbitrator of in
dustrial disputes, and told how it
had settled such disputes in Ohio, in
conjunction with the application of
the golden rule.
Governor Cox left here at midnight
to continue his Kansas campaign to
morrow with a morning speech at
Hutchinson, an afternoon address at
Newton, and a night meeting in Wich
ita, with several rear platform
speeches arranged en route.
MILITARY POLICE TO AID
Cases of Soldiers on Leave in Ta-
coma to Be Handled.
TACOMA, Wash.. Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) Eight military police under
command of Captain John T. Hender
son, ex-head of the military police at
Brest, France, arrived from Camp
Lewis Tuesday to assist the Tacoma
police in cases involving soldiers.
The men are quartered in a city fire
station. The decision to send the
military police to Tacoma came after
four weeks of intermittent confer
enceo between military authorities and
It has been felt by the police de
partment that soldiers on leave in Ta
coma would be more likely to obey
military police than civilian officers.
HARDING CAR DERAILED
(Continued From First Pase.)
his address the candidate expressed
his gratification over the adoption of
the woman suffrage amendment.
The senator rapped the Wilson ad
ministration for its insistence, "at the
suggestion of a foreign power," that
American ships must pay tolls to the
Panama canal. In his failure to abrogate-
certain commercial treaties,
he added. President Wilson had again
"listened to a voice from abroad."
RULE OF ALL UARDIXG'S AIM
Plea Made for Co-ordinated Fed
ASHLAND, Ky., Sept. 29. A federal
government conducted under the co
ordinated powers of the constitution
and always taking the whole Ameri
can people into its confidence was
pictured by Senator Harding here to-
day as the Ideal toward which hia ,
Party would work if returned to J
Assailing "one-man government,';
the republican nominee also spoke'
for greater care that federal ap-
propriations be made for the good of '
the whole nation rather than to win
local favor. "Pork barrel" river and
harbor legislation he condemned par-
ticularlv anrl maria a nUa fnw an
inland waterway policy that would j
make of the country's rivers a valu- ,
able communication system in co-or-j
dinatlon with the railways. I
"I cannot express myself too I
strongly against one-man govern-1
ment. with an untrammelled, cen- :
tralized power," he said. "I am !
against the spirit of encroachment or j
assumption which may lead one of
the great departments of our govern
ment under the constitution to invade
or assume the functions of another.
Washington warned against it in his
"Even though It is very old
fashioned to believe in Washington, I
do believe in the caution he uttered.
Our government must express the
will of the people, not the will ot
the chief executive.
"When I am elected there is going
to be that regard and respect for con
gress which the constitution contem
plates and congress must, in turn,
respect the rights and obligations of
the executive. But I mean to do
more than co-ordinate and co-operate
with congress. I am going to con
sult and converse with the men and
women of America.
"Transportation is the very key to
all our industrial, agricultural and
commercial activities. ... I mea-n
to seek to apply our federal resources
to proving the utility of improved
rlverways before trying to satisfy a
nation-wide desire to turn a federal
duty into federal favor. I am think
ing of the riverways throughout the
republic, on the waters of which
ought to ride a vast commerce, which
indexes widening trade and common
WOMEN RANK WITH MEN
Fair Sex on Fqual Terms TVIth Im
migration Bureau for Jobs.
WASHINGTON", Sept. 29. Women
will be admitted on equal terms with
men-hereafter to Inspectorships under
the immigration bureau to deal with
matters peculiarly affecting women
and children, according to the re
organization policy announced today
by the labor department.
A woman's section of the bureau
will be established under Dr. Kath
erine M. Horring, special immigrant
Inspector, and a civil service exami
nation, in which preference will be
given women for appointment as In
spectors, will be held. -
ARMY OFFICER CHANGED
Brigadier-General Blatchford Xow
Stationed at Camp Lewis.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) Brigadier-General Richard M,
Blatchford, former commandant of
the Presidio at San Francisco, has
assumed charge of the 8th infantry
brigade of the 4th division at Camp
General Blatchford is the third gen
eral ortlcer stationed with the 4th
division, the other two being Major
General Charles H. Muir, division com
mander. and Brigadier-General George
B. Duncan, commanding the 7th in
INTEREST PLAN OPPOSED
Action Taken by Commercial Clnb
Directors at Dayton.
DAYTON, O., Sept. 29. (Special.)
At a recent meeting of the directors
of the Dayton commercial club that
urbanization went on record as being
unanimously against the constitu
tional amendment reducing the legal
rate of interest in the state to 4 per
It was the consensus of opinion that
such a measure if in effect would
work great injury to the businesr in
terests of Oregon.
BATTALION MAKES MERRY
Veteran Unit Observes Day of Or
ganization at Camp.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 29. (Spe
cial.) The 11th machine gun battal
ion at Camp Lewis celebrated Or
ganization day Tuesday. Services in
commemoration of the men of the bat
talion who fell In France were held.
Dinner and a theater party closed the
celebration. The battalion partici
pated in the Alsne-Marne offensive.
St. Mihiel offensive and the battle of
MAYOR CALLS ELECTION
Seattle Voters, to Ballot on Jitney
Bus Initiative Bill.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept.. 29. Mayor
Hugh M. Caldwell Tuesday signed the
special election ordinance calling for
a special election November 2 on the
Jitney bus initiative bill.
It is proposed to draft a new meas
ure to provide for payment of a por
tion of the Income of the buses to the
city, according to members of the
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COLBY BURS REPORTERS
SOCIALISTS XOT WANTED AT
Charge of Putting Wrong Construc
tion on News Not Relished
by State Secretary.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. Secre
tary Colby announced today that
Paul Hanna'. correspondent of the
New York Call, a socialist newspaper,
and Laurence Todd, associated with
Mr. Hanna In the Federated Press
bureau, would not be permitted in
the future to attend the daily con
ferences which the secretary holds
with newspaper correspondents.
A letter written by Mr. Hanna to
Fred A. Emery, head of the informa
tion bureau of the state department,
said Mr. Colby was using the confer
ences with the newspaper men as a
means of inspiring the press with
views of his own and that he also
had put wrong interpretations on the
The secretary of state told the cor
respondents that the whole oBJect
in holding conferences with them
was to aid them in obtaining accurate
Information and to co-operate in fur
nishing international news to the
LONDON HEARS OF PLOTS
Reports Say Even Killing of King
LONDON, Sept. 29. Rumors of
widespread plots, which have ranged
from conspiracies to assassinate King
George to blowing up public buildings,
have been current in London the past
few- days. These reports have caused
fear that the lives of public men in
Great Britain might be Jeopardized,
should any of the Irish hunger strik-
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and winter. And now the return to normal in prices assures
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'Black and Tan" police have made
reprisals in several Irish towns. In
vestigation of the rumors obtained
only negative results.
One man giving an Irish name and
having in his possession four rifles
and Irish Self-Determination league
literature was arrested.
MacSWINE? PLEA DECRIED
Cork Mayor Reported Fed by Order
or Church Dignitaries.
LONDON, Sept. 29. In rebutting? the
arguments of Lord Mayor MacSwlney's
friends that the extreme care given
him and the precautions taken against
biood poisoning: make the duration of
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