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THE MORMXG OKEGOXIAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1920
most of them hunting in the vicinity
of East Ninety-second street.
A change of policy in handling- ar
rests this year has been announced
by Mr. Burghduff, who says, instead
of showing leniency toward violators,
as has been the case in the past, on
and after October 10 each person ap
prehended will forfeit his license for
the remainder of the'season. This is
provided by law, but heretofore per
mision has been granted to continue
hunting on promises to follow the
TO ALLEGED SLAYER
Reasons for Arrest of Bend
Man Are Given Out.
Bishop Sumner Presents Re
regulations more closely. The season
closes October 31.
port to Synod.
Birds are reported in the Willam
ette valley in great numbers. In fact,
all game birds are plentiful this sea
son. About 25.000 hunting licenses
were issued in the state for 1920.
MODERN EVILS SCORED!
GREWSOME STORY TOLD
U.S. COMMISSIONER QUITS
Feet or Hermit Declared Roasted
by Torturer Until Toes Drop
Off In Fireplace.
Tendency of Women to Smoke and
KEXXETH F. FRAZIER AP
Gamble Also Criticised; Salt
Lake Wins Session.
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EEXD, Or.. Oct. 1. (Special.) Rea
sons for the arrest of A. J. "Jack.'"
Weston, charged with the murder of
Robert H. Krug, wealthy hermit
rancher of Sisters, in March, 1919.
were disclosed here tonight when
Sheriff Roberts and H. H. Dearmond.
special prosecutor, stated ttiat they
have two witnesses ready to testify
that Weston had boasted to them of
torturing Krug in an endeavor to in
duce his ictim to disclose the hiding
place of his money and of killing the
old man after receiving a reiterated
denial of any hidden treasure.
The names of the witnesses are be
ing withheld by the authorities for
the time being, but one of them, now
In Portland, has been sent for and
will testify at the preliminary ex
amination in justice court, set for
Tuesday, October 5. Corroborative
evidence will be of a circumstantial
nature, Mr. Dearmond said.
Grennome Story Told.
Revelations of the defendant's al
leged conversation, which the author
ities state have already been made to
them by the two star witnesses, in
volve a story of choking the old man
into unconsciousness a number of
times after stunning him with a club
and binding him, and eventually
dragging him to an open fireplace
and roasting his feet until his toes
dropped off. The culmination of the
grewsome tale as quoted by the au
thorities came with the death of
Krug and the firing of his cabin. The
body was found charred almost be
yond recognition on the following
morning. The exact manner in which
Krug came to his death i3 not al
leged. Weston was arraigned this morn
ing before Justice of the Peace J. A.
Kastos. and the time for hearing set.
The defendant made no statement
other than to declare that he had
always been a good citizen and had
no desire other than to continue to
live as a good citizen 6hould.
Wenton Seem I.'nconecriied.
Tall and raw-boned, slightly griz
zled, he sat through the proceedings
apparently unconcerned, thoughtful
for the most part, but occasionally
smiling at the court and at the at
torneys. Addressing Informally his
son-in-law. District Attorney A. J.
Moore, as court adjourned, he re
marked: "I wish you'd go out and
put up my hay, Arthur. I've got 18
acres that I cant very well take
care of now."
Later in the day, Weston was in
terviewed in his cell, but had little
to say. lie denied a report that he
would plead self-defense, declaring
only that he would make a "straight
defense." He paced restlessly back
and forth across the cell as he in
timated that he would have no state
ment to give out until he had secured
District Attorney Moore, who, it had
been previously stated, would take no
part in the case, declared this morn
ing that he would not allow his re
lationship to the defendant to pre
vent him from doing his duty. "I
will insist on conducting the prose
cution, and I will leave no stone un
turned to obtain his conviction if ho
is guilty," Mr. Moore said.
Mrx, Moore Prostrated.
Mrs. Moore was prostrated on learn
ing of the charge preferred against
lur father, but agreed with her hus
band that he should appear in his
official capacity in this case as in any
Weston has been a resident of cen
tral Oregon for many years, and is
known among his acquaintances in
the Squaw creek section as being ab
solutely fearless and abnormally pow
erful. Six feet five inches in height,
he weighs 25 pounds, and almost
unbelievable tales are told of his pro
News of the arrest recalled memo
ries among old-timers of a gun fight
in which Weston is said to have par
ticipated in the early days in Madras,
when he and his opponent, after rid
illing each other with bullets, fought
cn the ground until they were sepa
rated by spectators.
Mr. Drake Leaves Government Po
sition and Will Engage in Law
United States Commissioner Drake,
who has served eight years in the
Portland district, tendered his resig
nation yesterday to Federal Judges
Wolverton and Bean and will be re
lieved from service within the coming
month. Mr. Drake expects to devote
his entire time henceforth to law
practice. No other reason is given for
his resignation. His record for law
enforcement is held by federal offi
cials to be excellent.
Commissioner Drake will be suc-
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ceeded by Kenneth F. Frazer, present
deputy clerk of the federal district
court. It was officially announced
that Mr. Frazer has accepted the posi
tion. Appointment of the new com
missioner will be confirmed before
Mr. Frazer is a graduate of the
University of Oregon, 1913. and was
admitted to the bar in 1916. He has
served as deputy federal clerk since
1914. Coupled with his incumbency
of the commissionership, he will take
up the practice of law.
Mr. Drake is judge-advocate for
Oregon and bears the rank of major
in the army servlc?. His resignation
handed to the federal judges two
weeks ago. became effective yester
day. Because of grand jury sessions
It is probable that no commissioner's
hearings will be held fhe coming
week. Those scheduled before the
new commissioner takes office will b
heard by the district judges at the
Mr. Drake last night was annoyed
oy a report that he had recently
voiced criticism of a court decision
that made it more difficult for federal
agents to obtain evidence agains
moonshiners and bootleggers.
"I wish to say emphatically that :
have never expressed any such criti
cism," he asserted. -
MISTERS HOLD MEET
METHODIST CONFERENCE SEES
CITY LODGINGS AT PREMIUM
Manager of Bureau of Foreign
and Domestic Commerce on
Tour of Pacific Coast.
Ansel R. Clark of New York, man
ager of the bureau of foreign and do
mestic commerce, spoke at Reed col
lege yesterday on "Opportunities in
Foreign Trade." Mr. Clark is inter
ested in the establishment of courses
bearing on foreign trade in colleges
ond is speaking on his trip west to
the students and faculties of the col
leges and universities of the Pacific
coast. He was formerly with the
Portland Chamber of Commerce.
Foreign trade, Mr. Clark said, offers
a good profession to the college grad
uate and requires a greater number
of individuals who have been thor
oughly and carefully trained in this
branch of commerce. During the war
many persons entered this service, he
declared, adding that since normal
conditions had been restored they are
proving incompetent in this field.
The United States has taken first
place tn foreign commerce, which has
increased from $2,500,000,000 to ?10,
000,000.000 during the course of the
war. he said, but since the armistice
the European nations are establishing
their foreign markets again and are
offering this nation competition.
Mr. Clark met students interested in
foreign commerce after the assembly
and offered them any services he
could render in entering this field.
Graduates to Be Ordained Deacons
Sunday at McMinnville
McMIXNVILLE. Or.. Oct. 1. tSpe
cial.) Thursday's session of the
Methodist conference was largely at
tended. The city is crowded with
visitors, every hotel and lodging room
being filled, besides nearly two hun-i
dred being entertained in private '
Thursday morning's programme
was taken up with devotional exer
cises and the business session. The
afternoon programme was given over
to the Women's Foreign Missionary
society, Mrs. D. C. Beven presiding.
The address was given by Rev. Frank
L. Wemett. The ministers' hour at 4
o'clock was addressed by Dr. W. J.
Davidson, of Garrett Bibical institute,
Evanston, 111., on the subject "Making
the Church a Power in .the Commun
ity." Last night the programme was
put on by the centenary and conser
vation committee in charge of Dr. A.
L. Howarth. Addresses were made
by Dr. E..R. Fulkerson, board of for
eign, missions and Dr. Edward Laird
Mills, of the board of home missions.
At 5 o'clock last night members of
the conference were taken on an auto
mobile trip by the McMinnville Com
mercial club to the new church at
Amity where they were banqueted by
members of the church. Graduates
who will be ordained deacons on Sun
day afternoon, are Earl B. Cotton,
Gustavus Spiess, Alfred Bates. Robert
M. Katke and Chas. M. Keefer. The
Laymen's association will meet to
day and tonight will have a fellow
ship dinner at the Elberto hotel.
NINE HUNTERS ARRESTED
Shooting Cliina Pheasants Inside
City Limits Charged.
Opening of the China pheasant sea
son y sterday wes heralded by nine
arrests for shooting birds inside the
bounds of the Multnomah county re
serve. State Game Warden Burghduff
and a squad of deputies turned out
early in the day and rounded up a
group of too enthusiastic sportsmen.
will open up again in eight or ten
days. Ladies and men will get the
same good, substantial garments they
have been accustomed to get from
Judge Black to Speak.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Oct. 1. The
fourth synod of the Pacific' province
of the Protestant Episcopal church
will be held at Salt Lake City next
year, it was voted today as the clos-
ng business of the third synod, in
session here. The dates of next year's
synod will be announced later by the
Bishop Henry W. Keator of the
diocese of Olympia submitted his re
port on the recent Lambeth confer
ence of bishops of the Anglican com
munion, held at London, and declared
it was the sense of that body, as
expressed by the archbishop of Can
terbury, that the reunion of the
Christian churches is necessary if the
highest purposes of the church are to
Bishop Hermann Page of Spokane,
Wash.; Bishop W. T. Sumner of Ore
gon and Bishop W. F. Nichols of Cal
ifornia addressed the meeting today.
and Bishop A. W. Moulton of Utah
and H. C. Wyckoff, layman of Cali
fornia, were scheduled for addresses
at a mass meeting at St. Mark's Epis
copal church tonight.
Modern Dancing Opposed.
Threatened action prohibiting its
membership from participating in
modern dancing, deprecation of prev
alence of gambling among youth of I
both sexes and smoking by women,
condemnation of the increasing sex
appeal of motion picture films, con
demnation of the "divorce evil" and
plea for mutual forbearance and
consideration in the relations of em
ployer and employe were the features
of the resolutions of the social serv
ice committee adopted today.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the
Episcopate of the Right Rev. Peter
Trimble Rowe, bishop of Alaska since
1895, will be commemorated by the
raising of the Bishop Rowe founda
tion fund of J100.000 to be presented
to the bishop on November 3. The
income of the fund will be used in
the work of the church in Alaska un
der the direction of Bishop Rowe.
Hi hop Sumner Makrn Report.
The report of the social service
commission of the synod, severely
criticising several aspects of the civ
ilization of today, and pecommending
action on the part of the church in
restraint of its membership in certain
activities, was presented by Bishop
Walter Taylor Sumner of Oregon,
chairman of the commission, in place
of the morning address scheduled for
hi. . on the programme.
Under the headline "Moral Dan
gers," the commission reported:
"We feel that we should call the at
tention of the province to the desir
ability of a campaign against the im
moral dancing now practiced, not
only in public dance halls but In
some of the more respectable circles.
Ban on Dancinsi Advised.
"It is the opinion of your commis
sion that unless there is immediate
and decided change in the character
of the dancing that a ban must be
put upon such gatherings, public
opinion aroused thereby and the time
hastened for a change in the situa
tion a situation fraught with, if not
absolute immorality, at least the
greatest possible suggestion and
temptation to it.
Further, we believe that public
opinion should be aroused against
gambling on the part of young
women, no less than men, and the
cultivation of the gambling spirit
among the youth. This includes
gambling not only with cards, but
with dice. More questioning of the
young will reveal the startling and
widespread practice which is ' Just
springing up. Along with this goes
the increase in smoking on the part
of women. Such a practice is a real
moral daneger, and the clergy should
speak clearly and forcefully in con
demnation. Sex Lure tn Movies. x
We also beg to direct the attention
of the church to what we believe to
be a false education imparted by a
large number of motion picture films.
That which might be used as a great
educational agency is often prosti
tuted to low ends. The increasing-sex
appeal in many of these films con
stitutes a tremendous growing menace
to the young life of the nation. We
suggest that as one remedy a stricter
censorship be maintained and that
efforts be made in each state to ob
tain a state board of censorship be
fore which all films must be exhibited
before they are shown to the public.
This becomes more and more neces
sary because of the fact that the na
tional board of censorship is largely
made up of those who are directly in
terested in the motion picture industry.
lou commission calls again to
your attention the increasing number
of divorces being granted, breaking
down the family life and leaving half
orphans unprotected, except by rela
tives or by the state. Recent statis
tics show that the states which con
stitute this province have the largest
percentage of divorces In the country
Defect In Law Charged.
"The outstanding fault in this mat
ter is the defect in the law which per
mits the granting of divorces when
not contested. This gives rise to con
stant collusion manifestly an ex
tremely dangerous condition. Your
commission recommends that each di
ocesan commission give this matter
immediate attention, seeking local
statistics, comparing them with those
of the nation.
"In a clinical study made of 27 di
vorce cases in one of the superior
courts of Washington it was dlscov
erad that In one case only were the
husband and wife members of a
Christian church. In a few cases the
wife belonged, the record being in
about 75 per cent cases 'husband
laughs at religion.' 'husband an
atheist' or 'husband opposed to the
church.' In about 63 per cent o,f the
cases both husband and wife ex
pressed themselves as not only hav
ing no religious affiliation, but as
caring nothing whatever for either
church or religion. This goes to
show that only as the home is built
on religion is its continued exist
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This miracle of dramatic
achievement has inspired an ac
companiment so wonderfully
sympathetic that the music
seems part of the picture. There
have been few pictures the equal
of this, there are few organists
the equal of Mr. TeaRiie, and
there have been no musical in
terpretations ever offered in any
Mr. Teague's Concert
Tomorrow at 1:30 P. M.
Sunshine of Your Smile
Gems from Tosca and La Bo-
Down the Trail to Home
Sweet Home Ball
Memories of Scotland
Arrd. by Teague
From the internationally famous stage offering that was
imported to this country from Paris with phenomenal success.
To insure every audience full appreciation of
the dramatic wonders of this play, positively
no one will be seated during the last act.
First show at 11 A. M. Doors open at 10:45.
In spite of the magnitude of this production
prices will remain as usual at 25 cents from
11 A. M. to 5 P. M. and 35 cents from 5 P. M.
to 11 P. M.
Judge Black, democratic candidate
for governor of Washington, is an
nounced to speak tonight at the Uni
tarian church at 8 o'clock. Judge
Black speaks under the auspices of
the Cox-Roosevelt club and is taking
a day off from his own campaign to
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Marriage Sanctity Urged.
" "The mere publication of such facts
will compel public attention and help
build up a public conscience, which,
after all, is the greatest deterrent to
social immorality that exists.
"Those who take up this phase of
social effort will find the members of
the bar and especially the judges gen
erally willing and even keen to rem
edy what they recognize is a growing
menace to family life and society as a
"More and more must we emphasize
the sanctity of marriage and more and
more make over society that it may
approximate the point that divorce is
a mighty unpopular step and the re
marriage of divorced persons, except
as the Bible and canons permit, is fol
lowed by social disgrace."
RESERVE BANK HEAD HERE
Governor Calkins Is Guest of Rob
ert E. Smith at Luncheon.
John TJ. Calkins, governor of the
Federal Reserve bank of San Fran
cisco, spent yesterday in Portland,
calling on officials of member banks
and conferring with Frederick Green
wood, manager of the local branch.
He was a dinner guest of Robert E.
Smith, president of the Title & Trust
company, at the Chamber of Com
merce. Mr. Smith was closely associated
with Governor Calkins in war loan
activities, and later as director of
sales of treasury certificates and war
Estacada Citizens Name Ticket.
ESTACADA. Or., Oct 1. (Special.)
At a citizens' mass meeting last
night, a city ticket was drawn up
for the election in November. The
following were nominated: Mayor,
H. C. Stephen; recorder, S. E. Wooster;
treasurer, Mrs. E. W. Bartlett; coun
cilmen L. A. Wells, James Smith, U,
S Morgan, John Osborn, J. F. Lovelace.
Gooding to Speak at Baker.
Frank R. Gooding, ex-governor of
Idaho and republican nominee for
United States senator of Idaho, has
Ttxm "Food - Drink" for All Ages.
Quick Lunch at Home, Office, and
Fountains. Ask for HORLICfCS.
S&Aroil Imitations & Substitutes
accepted an invitation of the repub
lican state central committee to ad
dress a republican rally at Baker on
Monday night. October 11. Mr. Good-
A practical course for credit men
and assistants; supported by Port
land Association of Credit Men.
. Instructor, Phil R. Sessions,
Corresponding Secretary, Port
land Association of Credit Men.
Class Qpens Monday, October 4
Oregon Institute of Technology,
4th Floor, Y. M. C. A.
Bldg. Main 8700.
ing is making an active
and consented to make a
Baker while on
his way to northern
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