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VOU. LIX NO. 18,675 Ent'rd Bt Port,d fOregon)
, Postofflce as Kecond-CIase Matter
l'ORTLAXD, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FAN SLASHES HERZOG
AFTER jOLIET GAME
CITIES PUSS RURAL
POPULATION, 7 T0 1
Nation's Rate of Growth
on Farms Decreases.
FOR HARDING SHOWN
SENATOR IS MORE THAX THREE
TO OXE FAVORITE.
COAST LUMBER TRADE
BUSINESS FOR WEEK ENDING
SEPT. 25 IS 72,190,322 FEET.
BOMB THREAT CAUSES
POLICE VIGIL HERE
TREND OF WOMEN S
IN 1919 CHARGED
Jack Weston of Sisters
CROOKKD ' BAIyLPUWEIlS,
SAYS ASSALTiTIXG MAX.
SPECIAL GUARDS PLACED IN
Substantial Reduction to
' 3LIG FOREGOES LUXURIES!
:reased Output by Labor
Also Is Credited.
Y LINES AFFECTED
:;iber and Building Materials Ex
pected to Follow In Wake
With lower Prices.
"VASHINGTON", Sept. 30. (By the
.. ociated Press.) Price-cutting has
-u-n hold of the wholesale trade to
. extent that soon must be felt sub-
..tislly in lower prices to consum
according to the federal reserve
I'rd's monthly business review, made
. :nic tonight.
i'-5vival of the wave of price re
gion 'and its spread to many retail
3 was attributed to "a more ex
ng demand by the buying public
'o price and quality. Retail pur
sers are lihowing continued deter-
- iUic-n to await a move by dealers
leet those demands, while fore
g luxuries and semi-luxuries, rc-
-s to the board declared,
.'though the board believed the
.. ;.ig public largely was dominating
market, it said that labor and
-.Suction were having a marked cf
. on prices. There was much evi
:a, it said, of increased efficiency
he part of labor, and as a result
-uction was on the increase and
'' .ury operation beginning to ap--ch
Move to Stability Seen,
.uinmed up, tne buard'3 findings
e that "business conditions now
definitely on the road towarii sta-
ty of as great and confirmed a na
rc as the disturbed position of the
orld at large permits."
"Continuance or the process of re-
cj'istment In business and industry
been an outstanding feature of
la.it month," the review Maid
's haa been accompanied by. price
y otions and by resumption of work
. ranches of industry where hesi
. on as to future outlook has led
"After an apparent slowing down
: Se price reduction movement dur
s mid-ummer, it has again reap
red and the month of September
- . substantial cuts in well-known
-fes of automobiles, various classes
i textiles, shoes and leathers and
'.r wholesale prices. Reductions
occurred in a variety of staples.
iuding wheat. Changes in prices
- tended to make business men
.-' bankers cautious about future
A Imont All Textiles Urop.
Orops In prices have featured al
oft all of the textile lines, agents
; the various reserve banks reported,
J they added that, due to reduc
es already announced by wholesal
i and jobbers, the retailers are buy-
' Z7 . r " Z
s. The retailers' attitude was de-1
, . , i
fid as necessarily conservation for
, .. ... . .
reason a market with downward
, , . . ,. ,,,,. ,
-ud leavea him the alternative of
, . ... . ,
""V .k 11 eeP h h
...ked with high-priced goods.
.similar influences .were shown to,
hearing on the shoe and leather in-i-try.
In these lines particularly,
reports of the board disclosed, the
"nence of a demand lessened by
i prlfces Is strong and gives no in-
cation' of weakening. Because of
apparent sentiment, the review
,f d, Retailers are postponing buy
V or aj-e buying only for current re
;".emeat8. HtaAtnjp Conditions Acute.
:.ihilei housing conditions were
presented as being acute hi all
ramumties, the board's figures held
' hope for an early renewal of
nstruction. Material prices show
c effect ot price-cutting in other
rimodties and "certainly have
,-i:ed tne peak," the review said.
hicago and environs have been
ost favored with respect to price
juctiois in building materials and
ustruction where, according to the
srd s reports, prices fell between
and 2-5 per cent during the last
days. The feeling was said to
avail that price revision in this,
a other lines of trade, v. as due
t.vu i.n.- L vnnunrc
linkage in Value Is Placed at
TOSTOjf, Sept. 30. The drop in
,ir prices caused a shrinkage in
ue of at least $ 250,000,000. accord
: to an estimate made to Attorney--ieral
Alien today by Edwin F. At
"J. an official of several of the
zeal Sugar companies. Stocks of
jar in this country now are enor
is, he said. He estimated them at
i he attorney-general expressed the
nion that when tne drop came the
erican Sugar Refining company
uld h.'ive absorbed some of the
t to hop small dealers who had
.Wed up at the higher prices. The
rney-general said he had knowl
;r. that the company immediately
irOuciUfXcd on 1'affc 2, Column 3.J
Chicago Club Star Cut on Hand,
Arm and'Lcs as He Knocks
CHICAGO. Sept. 30. While mem
bers of the Chicago National league I
team were leaving the baseball park I
at Joliet. 111., after an exhibition game
i today, one man of a crowd which
surged about their automobile slashed
j Charles "Buck" Herzog three times
, with a knife, shouting:
"Here are some n f those crooked
Herzog was cut "cross the palm of
the right hand, on tne left arm and
the left leg. His wounds were not
considered serious. The cuts were
dressed by the Cubs' trainer and he
returned to Chicago with the team.
One man leaped to the running
board of the automobile, shouting at
the Cub players and Herzog knocked
him off the step. A second man at
tacked Herzog with a knife, but oth
ers in the crowd quickly Intervened
and cleared a path for. the Cubs' ma
chine. Herzog was one of two players
mentioned by J. C. "Rube" Benton of
the New Vork Giants at the start of
the grand jury baseball inquiry here
as having attempted to bribe him to
"throw" a baseball game. Herzog
was exonerated of all blame by Pres
ident Heydler of the National league
in his statement before the grand
jury, Heydler producing affidavits
concerning the case when he testified.
No arrests were made but the names
of the men In the fight are known to
the Cub officials, who made a hasty
"I'm sorry it occurred." Herzog said
tonight, "but I couldn't resist punch
ing that fellow when he called me a
crook. I got a pretty bad cut across
the front of my hand, I guess a gash
a quarter of an inch c"cep, but the
other two are little more than
During the game at Joliet there
was considerable jeering from the
crowd and many remarks about
"crooked ballplayers." Most of them
were directed at Herzog.
ROOSTER COX'S GUARDIAN
Vagrant Kansas Bird Seems to
WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 30. A vag
rant rooster and "Cox luck" tonight
warded Governor Cox, officials of the
candidate's party declared, from dan
ger of another wreck.
Soon after the governor's arrival
here a runaway rooster was found
perched on the trucks under the can
didate's private car. Capture of the
rooster, railway employes said, led
to the discovery that flanges of the
car wheels were worn out and In
imminent danger of breaking and
ditching the car. The rooster was
captured and new wheels placed on
the car to make it, his travel direct
ors said, "Cox sure" for future
SAND DRIFTS CLOSE MINE
Manager Leaves for Portland to
Confer' With Officials.
CHKHALK, Wash., Sept. 30. (Spe
cial.) Miners in the Superior coal
mine here are having an enforced
idleness owing to drifting sand which
has seriously interfered with work.
Manager Kwing has gone to Port
land to confer with officials of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power
. . . s
company, which operates the mine
,. ' . ",lnB-
Jio effort will be made to remove the
drifting sand for some days, as it is
hoped by that time the will be
BISHOP IS RE-ELECTED
lit. Rev. V. F. Nichols to Preside
Over Pacific Synod.
SEATTLE. Sept. 30. Right Rev. W
t. iNicnois, Disnop or t-aiirornia, was
re-elected president of the Pacific
synod of the Protestant Kpiscopal
church at the annual meeting of the
synod here today.
At the morning session the Right
Rev. K. L. Parsons, bishop coadjutor
of California, led the discussion on
"Christian Unity." The Right Rev
Herman Page, bishop of Spokaqe, ad
dressed the afternoon session.
STEAMSHIP BIDS OPENED
$1,150,000 Highest Offer Made for
Former tierman Carrier.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 30.-Four bids
for the purchase of the former Ger
man steamer Black Arrow the high
est $1.150,000 were opened today at
I "hipping board headquarters, but no
German commerce raider Von Steu
The Polish - American Navigation
corporation of New York was highest
bidder for the Black Arrow, but ac
tion on its tenders was deferred.
RAILWAY LOAN APPROVED
Chicago, Rock Island & 'Pacific to
WASHINGTON. Sept. 30. Approval
of a loan of 12.000,000 to the Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific Railway com
pany to aid it In meeting its 1920
maturing indebtedness was announced
to'lay by the interstate commerce
The carrier itself is required to
finance in connection with its maturing
indebtedness approximately $6,000,000.
friiT pr- nm rtrilT inr
COUNT Oj PER CENT MADE
Municipalities Hold Paee.
Sparse Districts Lag.
GAIN THIRD LAST DECADE
Check In Percentage of Increase
Throughout -Whole Country
Indicated by Figures.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. Cities are
increasing in population T times as
fast as rural districts, the census bu
reau disclosed tonight in a compila
tion covering approximately S5 per
cent of the new census. The figures
indicated that the completed census
would show the majority of the popu
lation to be city dwellers.
For the last 10 years rural growth
was but one-third as great as It was
in the previous decade, but the cities
almost maintained their rate of
growth, getting five new inhabitants
from 1910 to 1920 for each six added
during the preceding 10 years. All
population centers, even the small
country hamlets and towns, showed a
greater proportionate increase than
the purely rural districts. The greatest
increases, however, wre by cities of
10,000 or more inhabitants.
U. S. Popnlation 105,7S,tOO.
Although showing a check In the
rate ot population growth for the
country as a whole, the bureau's fig
ures indicated that the complete cen
sus would place the population of the
continental United States at approxi
mately 105,768.100, a gain of 13,795,
S40, or 15 per cent. Cities will absorb
practically all of this increase, it be
ing estimated that 12,172.30 would
reside in towns of 2500 or more in
habitants, while 1. 623. 040 would be
added to the farms and the small ham
lets. For the countryside itself, the
increase would be approximately
Such a movement of the people will
place the urban population at approxi
mately 54.796.100 and the rural popu
lation at 50,972,000. In 1910 the rural
population outstripped that of the
cities by almost 7.000.000. there being
49.348.8S3 in the country and 42,623,
383 in the cities.
Difference I Greater.
"For several censuses," said the
bureau announcement, the country
has not been growing as rapidly as
the city but the difference appears to
be greater at this census than ever
The urban population, the an
nouncement added, increased at a rate
of 25.2 per cent while that of the rur
al districts, including villages and
(Concluded on rage
Fourth Day of Orcgonian Straw
Ballot Discloses Pronounced
THE OREGOMAVS STRAW
Hirsch-Weiss Mfg. Co.
Portland Flour Mills Co.
Benson hotel shift
Press club luncheon
Central Labor Council
Total (61 1 1181
In the Cent.ral Labor Council
poll Debs received 27 votes.
Senator Harding was stronger than
a three-to-one favorite yesterday in
the fourth day of The Oregonian's
straw vote on the presidential elec
tion in various sections of the city.
Votes were taken at the Hirsch
Weis Manufacturing company plant,
in the Selling building, at the Port
land Flouring Mills company quarters,
in the wholesale houses on Front
street, at the Pres club luncheon, in
the offices at the court house, at the
Central Labor council and at the
Benson hotel. A vote was also taken
at the prize fights at Milwaukie the
In all the balloting, with the ex
ception of the labor council and the
vote of the Benson hotel shift. Sena
tor Harding maintained his pro
nounced lead. The vote of the shift at
the Benson hotel, with a total of seven
ballots, stood six for the democratic
candidate and one for the republican.
Governor Cox nosed out a close
victory over Eugene V. Debs, socialist,
in the ballot taken last night at the
Central Labor council. Senator Hard
ing ran a poor third. Debs received
next to tho highest vote. The total
vote follows: Cox 29, Debs 27, Hard
Except for the handful of employes
polled at the Benson hotel this is the
firiitime that Cox has taken a lead
in the straw ballot since It was
started by The Orcgonian last Mon
day. Only once before did he equal
the vote of Senator Harding, and
this was at the offices of the United
States forest service, where he and
Harding each received 26 votes.
Prior to the balloting at the labor
council last night, several union men
made short political talks, in which
they urged members to cast their
ballots .either for Debs or Cox. Debs
was eulogized by two speakers, who
asserted that he was serving a pri
son terra because of his love for or
ganized labor. When the vote was
announced the meeting broke Into
The vote was taken at the request
of The Oregonian and by a committee
(Concluded on Pace Column 1.)
37 Per Cent of Orders Will Not Be
Shipped by Rail; Dcurth of Buy
Ins by Eastern Markets.
New business carried a decided up
ward trend ip the west coast lumber
industry during the week ending Sep
tember 25, according to a report is
sued by Robert B. Allen, manager of
the West Coast Lumbermen's asso
ciation, who sets the total volume of
acceptances at 72,190,322 feet, of
which approximately 40 per cent was
A portion of the order of the Chi
cago. Burlington & Quincy railroad,
for 20,000,000 feet, is included in the
total. The weekly review of the
lumber situation continues:
"Thirty-seven per cent of the total
of new business was for delivery
other than by rail. Twenty-three per
cent represents business for rail de
livery, from the retail yards and from
the general industrial field. There
continued to be a discouraging dearth
of business from competitive eastern
"The total of new business accepted
by the mills, classified as follows:
Railroad buying, 28.S76.130 feet; do
mestic cargo. 22.742,657 feet; retail
and industrial. 16,153,870 feet: export,
1.631.191 feet; local, 2,486.474 feet; to
tal, 72,190.322 feet.
"Production at 71.999.794 feet, was
15 per cent below normal. Shipments
totaled 58.415,410 feet; the rail move
ment being 39,780,000 feet; local de
liveries, 3.645,031 feet; domestic car
goes, 4.808,777 feet, and export car
goes. 10.181.602 feet. The unshipped
balance in the rail trade is 5205 cats;
in the domestic cargo trade, 113,802,
556 feet; in the export trade, 41,263,
MAN IS BOUND, THEN SHOT
Wife Seriously Injured; Posses
Find No Trace of Assailant.
ELLENSBURG, Wash, Sept. 30.
Grant county posses searching the
neighborhood of Othello, Wash., up to
noon todSy had found no trace of
the man who last night entered- the
home of Harry Gregg, near Othello,
tied Gregg to a. chair and shot him
three times when he endeavored to
Mrs. Gregg was seriously injured
when she attempted to help her hus
band. Both Gregg and Mrs. Gregg
are in a hospital where it ,waa said
Gregg's conditipn was critical. Gregg
tojay could assign no motive for the
TREASURER'S AiDE NAMED
James Crawford to Succeed Joseph
Richardson at Salem.
SALEM, Or, Sept. 30. (Special.)
Following the resignation hereyes
terday of Joseph G. Richardson, dep
uty state treasurer, O. P. Hoff, state
treasurer, announced that Mr. Rich
ardson would be succeeded by James
Crawford, now in charge of the In
heritance tax department of the state
Mr. Richardson has been connected
with the state treasurer's office since
March 1, 1919. and will locate in
Portland, where he will act as attor
ney for two corporations.
Psychology of Drift Per
GOX MUD SLINGING ASCRIBED
Democrat Shocks Refined
Sensibilities of Fair Sex.
ASTROLOGER HAS REASON
Astral Surveyor Avers Republican
AVas Nominated at Hour of
Venus, Planetary Time.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. Sept. 30. What is the
psychology of the unmistakable trend
of the women's vote to Senator Hard
ing? It is a question that is perplex
ing male politicians. They decline, of
course, to admit that all of it can be
ascribed to a triumph of party prin
ciples, as some devout republicans
would like to believe.
It was established early in the proc
ess of straw Ijalloting in eight or ten
of the big eastern states that the
women were strongly inclined to the
republican candidate, and politicians
began to wonder why.
Trend Noticeable In Ohio.
In Governor Cox's own state of
Ohio it was most noticeable because
some polls showed the women giving
Harding two votes to every one for
Cox. Tests in New York and in Mary
land, as well as In Indiana, bring the
same results, indicating that the
women are going to the republican
candidate by a much larger percent
age than the men's vote.
Some politicians argue that the re
sult in Maine demonstrates that the
women are showing their preference
for the republican party rather than
for an individual candidate because
SO per cent of the women in that
state appear to have voted the entire
republican state and congressional
ticket. Those, however, who have
occasion to mingle anions; the voters
declare that there is nothing partisan
about the great swing of the fem
inine vote to Harding, but that the
women are supporting him because
they prefer him to his democratic op
ponent. Scoffers Anerlbe Good Looka.
Sneering ones, as might be ex
pected, accuse the women of favoring
Harding because of his good looks, it
being quite generally agreed that he
is the handsomest candidate since
James Madison, who shone as an
Apollo and who, It is said, Dolly
Madison, one of the greatest wives of
all history, was ever ready to admit
was the best looking man in the
In Ohio, where both of the candi
dates reside and where the drift of
the women to Harding was first ob
served, it is said that tbe reason is
found almost entirely in the liquor
question. Governor Cox has always
been known as a "wet" in his home
state and was forever in a row with
tho anti-saloon league to which he
applied numerous choice epithets.
Liquor Held Reason.
Political workers who have been In
Ohio are agreed that the Cox record
on the liquor question has much to
do with the opposition of Buckeye
women 1 to him, particularly in the
rural districts of that state, where
they are getting ready to swat him
unmercifully on November 2.
"But, if the women in Ohio are
against Cox so strongly at this time,
how do you explain his election three
times as governor of Ohio?" an Ohio
woman was asked by one of her ac
quaintances during a discussion of
politics at an impromptu gathering
of women in Peacock alley at a local
hotel the other , day.
, The answer waff:
"My dear, you do not seem to under
stand that the women of Ohio have
never had an opportunity to pass on
Governor Cox. They will vote for the
first time in the national election
of this year. It is my judgment that
he never would have been governor
had women had the ballot a few
The reason for the last conjecture
was not stated.
Campaign Methods Disliked.
But taking the situation country
wide, the more accurate Interpreta
tion would appear to be that the
women are displeased with the Cox
method of campaigning. They ac
cuse him, to use thier own language,
of '.'knocking" and "slinging mud."
His constant attacks on something
and somebody, inquiry shows, do not
appeal to the generous and refined
sensibilities of the women. On the
other hand they admire the humil
ity of spirit and the absence of ego
with which Senator Harding ap
proaches the responsibilities on his
candidacy for the highest office in
the gift of any people in the world.
Harding's forbearance, as manifest
ed in his utter deafness to such epi
thets as "brewer" and "reactionary"
hurled by his opponent from many
western platforms, has made special
appeal to the women voters, who as-
sert that his attitude is proof of the
bigness of the man.
But, maybe after all it is necessary
' that we go to Professor Gustave
Meyer, Hoboken astrologer, for the
(.Concluded oa Face 3, Column S.j
Chief of Police Acts After Receiv
ing Information From Secret
Chief -of Police Jenkins last night
ordered special police guards into the
business section of the city, follow ing
reports that a bomb outrage might
be attempted here within the next 20
days. Radicals and members of the
I. W. W. will be kept under strict
surveillance and suspicious persons
will be taken to police headquarters
Intimation of a possible bomb plot
was sent to the chief by William R.
Jewell, chief special agent of the
United States secret service in Se- I
attle. Wash. He inclosed a copy of a
threatening letter mailed to the Seat
tie chief of police and declared that,
although the revelations might be the
raving of a "crank." it would do no
harm to keep a close check on the
Chief Jenkins' instructed each cap
tain to detail extra men in the down
town district, and ordered that the in
spectors' division keep close watch on
banks arid public buildings. All mem
bers of the police bureau were told to
investigate every suspicious automo
bile or other vehicle entering the
downtown district. This precaution
was taken because the Wall street
explosion in New York City was said
to have been caused by a bomb in an
The letter sent the Seattle chief of
police asserted that the radicals were
planning five explosions in Seattle
within the next 20 days, and that
other outrages were to be committed
in Tacoma and Portland.
BIG BERRY BOXES ASKED
SniaM Containers Pigeon rag-in a:
Pur-Iiase;s It Is Said.
SACRAMRNTO. Sept. 30. Ufo by
prowers of eijsflit-ounrc containers
to market strawberries will be dis
couraged, Charles C. Johnson, head of
the state department of weights and
measures, said today.
An eisht-our.ee container docs not
hold enouch to serve one porlion each
to a family of two, he declared, a nd
iicn marketed tends to d iscou raire
u.e of these berries and plaeotj them
in the luxury class.
LEPER FOUND IN BOSTON
Millman Suffering From 'SUin Dis
ease"' to Be Restricted.
BOSTON", Sept. 30. Health authori
ties today detained as a leper Joaquim
De Costa, 22, a mill operative, who
had gone to a hospital for treatment
for a skin disease. It was said he had
undoubtedly had leprosy for several
years without knowing it.
Ie Costa will be sent to the state
leprosarium at Penkesc island, the
17th of the unfortunates restricted
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Y K.STK RDA V'S Mnximum (mpf raturc. OS
cifKros; minimum, .n desrefs.
TUl Y'S Cooler; fresh to Kironi; wosicri
Gem theft chars; cainst army captain
being preyed, i'a k
Exacting- buyinsr by public causes price
redurt ions. Ph k 1.
Licutc-nant (Hard-Hoi'd I Smith protests
release from prison. Page 1 rt.
Cities ;in "i V? times ihm in population
as rural districts. Phk I.
Cox charges of"frf-tlon In republican party
unfounded, nays Harding. Fajo 6.
Senator Hardin almost 4-to-t favorite In
Oregon i a n straw vote. Pa ge 1.
Trend of women's vote is to Hardin.
HardinK a a ppca r. ne and manner of
tspeech win confidence, says Sui!tan.
Judce W. V. RIai-k, VaFh1nptn jcubr
natonal t-and ii.t'. to pcak here it
urday. Pace. lrt.
Cox make, nine addresses in Kan,ia.s.
Etailoon (n Tos hits mountain peak, injur
ing four of five occupants. Pane 7.
Ldver-tck orpa nizat ion moves for con.ioli
dation at state fair meet. Page 7.
Saunders jr'owitip statement on Hcllgate
project is proiied. Pae S.
Two slayers of Til Taylor get life sen
tences. . Pane n.
Jack Weston of Sisters accused of slaying
hermit in March, I! IV. Page I.
Plan for reforestation (n Injcging industry
is pirt for ard. I'asc Hi.
Coast league directors endoc Rumlcr sua
pension. Page 14.
No ball players who confessed to bribe
taking to got immunity. Page 14.
Coast league results Portland Seattle
u; Oakland -. I-os Angeles. 6 1 'J in
nincs; Vernon Pan Kranrlsco 4 (II
in nings ; Sacramento 7, Sa It Lake 5.
Four ' of five bouts at Heilig 'Wednesday
signed. P; ge I
Kan clashes Herzog after game at Joliet.
Page I. '
Commercial and Marine.
Cash buyers purchase about 2tW.O cars of
northwestern apples. Page l'i.
Buying of Canadian wheat by American
milters weakens Chicago market. Page
RaMt and utiMties firm and induftrialb
weak in Wall street Page JT.
Plaivs for waterway congress completed.
Wwt coast rates now same as for Atlantic
ports. Page JJ.
Tnrtland and Victnlt.r.
Crop outlook still continues, to be bright.
Park-to-pa rk auto tourists leave Portland.
Mr. Mary I,. Mallet! elected Oregon W. C.
T. U. president. Page ri.
Bank clearings show gain of 000.000
over September, j:IJ. Page 1.
Kf forts to eltle Pederson claim fail.
Kew coast lumber trade on upward trend.
Page 1. i
Movie unions deny- hiring photograpaert.
Page 4. w
Commissioner Uigelow opposes proposed
dock measure. Page
Uirector Thomas loads fight on parochial
schools. l a;e J a.
Accused of Crime. '
INVESTIGATION IS LONG ONE
Torture of Man, 70, to Locate
CHARRED BODY FOUND
Prisoner First to Notify shcrirr
at Time of fire Old Sus
picions Are Recalled.
BEND. Or.. Sept. 30. (Special.')
The first murder charge ever pre
ferred in rcschutes county was filed
here today with the arrest of Jack
Weston, ot Sisters, alleged slayer of
Hobert II. Krup, acd hermit rancher
of reputed wealth, whoso charred
body was found in his fire-ruined
cabin, four miles north of Sisters, on
the morning of March 25. 1919.
Oemands made on the 70-year-old
man for money, torture to induce him
to divulge the hiding place of his
treasure, the killing of the helpless
victim, and the firing of the house to
conceal the evidence of bodily injury,
constitute, in brief, the alleged oc
currences of the night of March 24,
Sheriff S. I". Roberts declared tonight,
following the arrest by .Deputy C. A.
Adams of ltedmond.
Old Suspicions Recalled.
Because the defendant the father-in-law
of A. J. Moore, district at
torney for Deschutes county, rtie
proceedings have been carried on in
dependently of his office and the pro
secution will be in the hands of R. S.
Hamilton and 11. II. de Armond, ap
pointed to'lay for that purpose.
At the time of the fire a year and
a half ago, suspicion was voiced that
tiie blaze might have "born of in
cendiary origin. The fact that Krug
was known to have considerable cash
resources available for loans at most
tunes, pofnted to the potssibilitj- of
foul play, but no evidence was then
available and the coroner's jury re
turned a verdict of "death from an
The theory which was most widely
advanced at the time was that Krug.
who was in ill health and partly
paralyzed, had fainted, overturning;
his lamp and setting fire to the cabin,
being asphyxiated before he could,
Weaton t'lrxt to Ilrport Klre.
Wes-toifc wux tho first to report the.
fire to tho authorities and to stale
his belief that a man had perished in
the flames Since that time. Sheriff
Roberts has worked unceasingly on
the case, tracing men believed to have
knowledge bearing on the affair into
the Willamette valley and even Into
California before obtaining informa
tion which he believes Justified him
in causing the arrest.
Weston offered no resistance when
taken into custody, and during the
brief period of his imprisonment here
has given no statement other than to
express a wish that the preliminary
hearing might be hurried through as
quickly as possible, asserting that he
is able to furnish sufficient bonds to
gain hin liberty. The time for tho
hearing had not been set tonight.
A1 though Krug's death occurred
early in 1919, the estate which is esti
mated in excess of Jlu.OOO, is still in
prrlialr. August Krug, a brother, novl
m.'oneludfd on Ta-ge 2, Column 2.)
ROOSEVELT ON REMEM
BERING FRIEND AND FOE.
They had been talking-, Col
onel Roosevelt and John J.
T.purv .lr.. of the lat.tcr's anti
pathy toward a prcminent man 1
whom he held to have wronged J
him. The newspaperman with
the Irish name coukl not lor-
J give it though his foe was
t the Colonel's friei.d. J
jat'K, saia me oionei,
hitting his right fist in his
left palm, "you are absolutely
right, absolutely right. A man
has no more right to forget an ,
enemy than he has to forget j
Staunch friend and stalwart J
enemy such was Roosevelt.
Beginning with its issue of
Sunday, October 3, The Ore-
gonian will present serially
Mr. Leary's diary on "Talks
With T. R." The widely known 4
l'ltfw 1 Ui t ncnpaijci man " a o
a close friend of the Colonel,
and shared his confidence to a
marked degree. And all that
has been written of Roosevelt,
since he crossed the Great Di
vide, is incomplete without
these memoirs of comrade
ship. Watch for the opening in
stallment. You will walk with
ttie spirit of humanity and
Americanism to the last epi
sode of the closings chaptr-r.