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VOL. .LIX NO. 18,077
Knierod at Portland (Orrgon)
Poxtoffice a Snni-C! Matter
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
RELIEF MONEY SPENT
ON WINE AND VJOMEN
CROOKEDNESS IN 1920
BALL RACE CHARGED
WHITE SQX PU1ERS SAID TO
7000 ACRES TIMBER
SELL FOR $1,500,000
BREAK WITH BORAH
DENIED BY HARDING
OIES IN JAIL
CORRUPTIOX OF XF.AR KAST
I'CM) ADMITTED. .
DEER ISLAND LOGGING COM
APPROVAL GIVEN UTTERANCES
HAVE BEE.V LAX.
PANY ADDS TO HOLDINGS.
APPEAL FDR VOTES
Indorsement of League
as It Is, Urged.
ARTICLE 10 IS CHAMPIONED
War Danger Charge Called
PUBLIC IS HELD MISLED
Xo Candidate on Either Side Is
railed by Xarne, but Assertions
WASHINGTON. Oct. President
Wilson, in his first campaign appeal
directly to the people, tonight urged
indorsement of the league of nations
issue at the election and declared "the
K hole world will wait for your verdict
Yin November, as it would wait for an
intimation of what Us future Is to
The president characterized a.3
"absolutely false" assertions that
Article X of the league covenant
would make it possible for other na
tions to lead the United States Into
war. There was nothing in the coven
ant, he said, "which in the least in
terferes with or impairs the right of
congress to declare war or not de
clare war, according to its own In
dependent judgment, as our consitut
Candidates Not Named.
"My fellow countrymen." was the
president's method of addressing his
communication, to the people. It con
tained no mention of presidential
candidates by name, but was confined
to a brief defense of Article X and
criticism of those who he declared
had "grossly misled" the public re
garding the treaty.
The president said that those who
had spent their lives, as he had, "in
familiarizing themselves with the
history and traditions and policies of
the nation must stand amazed at the
gross ignorance and Impudent auda
city which had led them to attempt
to Invent an 'Americanism' which has
no foundation whatever In any of
the authentic traditions of the gov
ernment." I-ianra Held Great Ones.
The appeal follows:
"My fellow countrymen: The Is-
irars of the present campaign are of
such tremendous importance and of
such far-reaching significance for the
influence of the country and the de
velopment of its future relations and
I have necessarily had so much to
do with their development, that I am
sure you will think it natural and
proper that I should address to you a
lew words concerning them.
"Everyone who sincerely believes
In government by the people must re
joice at the turn affairs have taken
In regard to this campaign. This
election is to be genuine national
People's Verdict Awaited.
"The determination of a great
policy upon which the influence and
authority of the United States in the
world must depend is not to be left
to groups of . politicians of either
party, but is to be referred to the
people themselves for a sovereign
mandate to their representatives.
They are to Instruct their own gov
ernment what they wish done.
"The chief question that is put to
you is. oi course, tnis:
"Do you want your country's honor
indicated and the treaty of Versailles
ratified Do you in particular approve
of the league of nations as organized
and empowered in that treaty? And
do you wish to see the United States
play its responsible part in it? You
have been grossly misled with regard
to the treaty and particularly with
regard to the proposed character of
the league of nations by those who
have assumed the serious responsi
bility of opposing it.
Impudent Audacity Charged.
"They have gone so far that those
who have spent their lives, as I have
spent my life. In familiarizing them
selves with the history and traditions
and policies of the nation, must stand
amazed at the gross ignorance and
impudent audacity which has led them
to attempt to invent an "American
ism" of their own which hps no foun
dation whatever in any of the authen
tic traditions of the government.
"Americanism as they conceive it
reverses the whole process of the last
few tragical years. It would substi
tute America for Prussia in the policy
of isolation and defiant segregation.
Their conception of the dignity of the
nation and its interest is that we
should stand apart and Watch for
opportunities to advance our own in
terests, involve ourselves in no re
spnosibility for the maintenance of
the right in the world or for the con
tinued vindication of any of the things
tor which we entered the war to fight.
Promise to World la Cited.
"The conception of the great crea
tors of the government was absolute
ly opposite to this.' They thought of
America as the light of the world;
a created to lead the world In the
assertion of the rightd of peoples and
the rights of free nations;' as destined
to set a responsible example to all
L-the world of what free government
Is and can do lt0 the maintenance of
right standards, both national and
(Concluded on Page 2. Column-X.
Expensive Dinners Given by Amer
icans in Which Champagne and
Turkish Dancers Figure.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 30. (By
the Associated Press.) At the hear
ing today of six Americans arrested
on a charge of having defrauded the
Near East relief, Lieutenant-Colonel
Coombs, director of the organization,
admitted that many expensive din
ners to high allied officers had been
given with money belonging to the
Near East relief. He testified the ar
rangements were made by Davis, one
of the defendants, and that cham
pagnes and wines figured in the
One bill for a dinner last July was
J250. At this affair there were Rus
sian singers and Turkish dancers.
Lieutenant-Colonel Coombs denied
knowledge of the trading at Batum
of a quantity of flour for two car
loads of whisky. He said that Batum
was outside his jurisdiction.
Davis testified that Lieutenant-Col
onel Coombs visited him In prison
and promised him Immunity if he
would "tell all he knew about those
higher up who were trying to get him
Davis also testified F. W. MacAllen.
a member of the executive committee
of the Near East relief, has visited
him in prison and given a message to
him from Charles V. Vickery, gen
eral secretary of the organization,
that he (Vickery) was sorry Davis
was in such a position.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 1. (By
the Associated Press.) The defense
for the prisoners on trial on the
charge of having defrauded the Amer
ican committee for relief in the near
east rested its case( today after hav
ing called as witnesses W. W. Peet,
chairman of the administrative com
mittee; H. M. Day, president of the
American foreign trades committee,
The argument of the defense- was
that the affairs of the committee had
been so conducted that it was im
possible to prove the alleged short
ages. Mr. Peet eaid the near east com
mittee had nothing to fear from an
investigation and welcomed informa
tion in an attempt to show dishonesty.
STREETCARS IN SMASHUP
Slippery Kails Cause Rear-End
Collision Woman Is Hart.
Autumn leaves on the car track on
Jefferson street caused a street-car
collision and the Injury of one woman
passenger at Fifth and Jefferson
streets last night. Carmen in charge
of two Irvington-Jeff erson one-man
street cars said the leaves made the
track so slippery that they could not
control the cars.
The injured woman was Mrs. R. E.
Doyle, 264 Hancock street, who jumped
from the rear vestibule of a runaway
car in charge of Motorman Sinclair.
She sustained a sprained ankle. While
Sinclair's car was stopped, another
Irvington-Jef ferson car in charge of
W. A. Harris, motorman, got out of
control and ran into the rear end of
Sinclair's car. Both cars were headed
east on Jefferson street. Harris' car
ran through a crowd which had gath
ered to see what happened to Mrs.
Doyle. All the pedestrians jumped off
the car track in time to escape in
jury. PRINCE TRIES SUICIDE
Heir Apparent to Turkish Throne
Attempts to Swallow Poison.(
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 3. By the
Associated Press.) Abdul Mejid. heir
apparent to the Turkish throne, at
tempted suicide Thursday night by
trying to swallow poison.
A manservant dashed the bottle to
the floor before its contents reached
his lips. Mejid previously had writ
ten a letter to -the sultan.
The heir apparent is said to have
been nervous from his enforced se
clusion, and inability to go to the An
gora front, where regular Turkish
forces are fighting nationalists.
The attempt at suicide is believed
to have been due to despair over his
JEWELS BURGLAR'S LOOT
Theft Last Thursday Discovered
Sunday; Police Have Clew.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Oct. 3. (Spe
cial.) Jewelry valued at several hun
dred dollars was stolen from the home
of M. R. Sparks on West Thirteenth
street last Thursday, it was discov
ered late today. The burglars left
no trace of the theft.
The home of George McCoy, five
blocks away on Thirteenth street, was
entered the same day. Persons in the
neighborhood saw two men watching
the Sparks home last Thursday. A
clew in possession of the police indi
cates that the two men live at Hood
1 DEAD, 5 SHOT IN RAID
Police Find Bandits Holding
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 3. One po
liceman was killed and five other
men .were, wounded, ,in a three-cornered
fight between policemen, al
leged gamblers and bandits whom
the police found holding up the gam
blers when they went to raid the
One of the Injured, physicians said
tonight, cannot live. Half a dozen
persons were arrested.
More than $10,000 'was found on
State Appointments An
nounced by Bishop.
DISTRICTS CUT TO THREE
Eugene Division Merged With
Southern and Portland.
FOREST GROVE NEXT HOST
Annual Conference Just Ended at
McMInnville Picks Meeting
Place for Coming Year.
McMINNXVILE, Or., Oct. 3. (Spe
cial.) Oregon Methodism gains two
able new ministers from other states
through appointments announced to
day by Bishop Shepard at the closing
session of the annual conference.
Dr. T. H. Gallagher, who comes
from North Dakota, was assigned to
the Sunnyside-Methodist church. Dr.
Gallagher has been pastor, of the
Methodistchurch at Grand Forks,
where the University of North Dako
ta Is located. Dr. W. F. Ineson, who
has been pastor of the Sunnyside
church the last yeai. Is taking a
year's leave of absence tor the benefit
of his health.
A second university preacher from
the east is Rev. B. E. Kirkpatrick,
who was assigned to theFirst church
at Salem. He has been pastor of the
College Avenue church at Greencastle.
Ind., where De Pauw university is
Eugene District Eliminated.
The annual conference will be held
next year at Forest Grove. The num.
ber of districts' in the state was cut
to three, through the merging of most
of the Eugene district with the south
em district and distribution of the
remainder to the Portland district.
Henceforth there will be no Eugene
The complete Ut of Bishop Shep-
ard's appointments follows:
W. "W. Toungson. superintendent.
Astoria, A. A'. Heist.
Beaverton. G. A. Gray.
Boring and Sandy, to be supplied. '
Carson Heights, to be supplied.
Clatskanie, L. C. Carroll.
Estacada. J. F. Dunlop.
Fairview and Rockwood, to be supplied.
Garden Home, F. M. Jasper.
Gresham community center, A. S. Hisey
and E. B. Cotton.
Metzger and Tigard, R. C. Toung.
Pleasant Home and Troutdale, to be
Portland Centenary, F. , L. Wemett:
Central. A. It. Maclean; Clinton Kelly and
(Concluded on Page 3. Column 4.
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Two Declare Betting Odds Were
Kept Even by Regulating
Plays on Diamond.
CHICAGO. Oct. 8. Charges that
certain White Sox players regulated
their playing this season by the score
board winning: or losing In order to
keep the betting odds favorable
were made tonight bv Byrd Lynn and
Hervey McClellan, who said that as
"bench warmers' most of the season,
they had studied the players care
fully and were convinced the Sox
were "thrown" out of the pennant.
"We lost the pennant because cer
tain players they are among the
eight indicted by. the Cook county
grand jury did not want us to win,"
said Lynn. "We, soon noticed how
carefully they studied the score board
more than even the average player
does In a pennant race and that they
always made errors which lost the
game when Cleveland and New York
were losing. If Cleveland won we
won. If Cleveland lost we lost. The
idea was to keep up the betting odds,
but not to let us win the pennant."
McClellan said he was convinced
certain players had deliberately
"thrown" three games In Boston, on
the last eastern trip. ,
NEW YORK SUSPECT HELD
Man Alleged to Have Possessed
Explosives Is Arrested.
PITTSBURG. Oct. 3. The police to
day arrested a man jriving his name
as Floreen Zelenaka and his home as
Brooklyn after, it is alleged, a quari
tity of explosives were found in his
The arrest of Zelenaka was brought
about by a telephone message to po
lice headquarters from an individual
describing himself as a former gov
ernment agent, who said the prisoner
had confided in him that he carried
dynamite with which he intended "to
do a better job than was done last
NEW YORK, Oct. 3. Floreen Zele
naka left Brooklyn September 16, it..
was announced by the department of
justice tonight. According to the fed
eral agents, Zelenaka left his rooming
place between 10 and 11 o'clock in the
morning, carrying a large brown bag,
The explosion occurred at noon.
12 OF CREW ARE SAVED
Lifeboat Picks Up Members of
Wrecked Steamer's Personnel.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 3. Twelve
members of. the cmw of the steamer
Speedwell, wrecked last week in a
tropical hurricane in the gulf, and
one passenger were picked up in a
lifeboat by the steamer Lake Supe
rior. This was reported by radio advices
Sale Is Pointed To as Indicating
Confidence oT Investors In
Future of Industry.
Seven thousand acres of timber
were bought Friday by the Deer Isl
and Logging company, adjoining the
present holdings of that concern at
Deer Island, according to advices re
ceived from St. Helens yesterday, the
deal involving Jl.500.000.
The sale, coming as it does at a
time when the lumber market is suf
fering from the present freight rate
controversy incident to the recent
raise In rates and the pending ad
justment. Is pointed to as showing the
confidence of men now in the lumber
business in the future of that in
The timber involved in the sale, ag
gregating 250,000,000 feet, was sold
by the Lamb Timber company, of
Clinton, Iowa, and comprises holdings
which had been in the possession of
that company for the last 12 years.
Frank W. Ellis. of Clinton. Iowa,
head of the Lamb Timber company is
said to have been here for a couple of
weeks closing the deal.
The Deer Island Logging company
is one of the large lumber concerns of
the northwest and has been operating
extensively at Deer Island. The com
pany at present has 25 miles of log
ging railroad in that district and
operations in the new tract, it has
been announced, will merely mean, a
continuation of the present activities.
The company is composed of Car
win S. Shank, of Seattle and Percy
Allen and Edward Murphy, of Port
land. WOMAN, 91, REGISTERS
First Vote May Be for Cox; She's
REDLANDS. Calif.. Oct. '3. Mrs. I.
D. Stewart celebrated her ninety
first birthday yesterday by register
ing as a voter for the first time in her
life. Her years have dulled her hear
ing, but she is otherwise in good
"What is your affiliation?" asked
"What is my affliction?" said Mrs.
Stewart, and then as the question was
made clear. "Oh I'm a democrat; but
I suppose you republicans would call
that an affliction." .
ILLINOIS WOMAN IN RACE
Only One of Fair Sex in Stale Seeks
Seat In State Legislature.
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. Oct. 3. Mrs.
Anna Rogers Parr of Vera, Payette
county, is the only woman in the race
for member of the state legislature.
Her petition was filed with the sec
retary of state. Mrs. Parr was
formerly county superintendent of
schools in Douglas county. She is a
writer on economics and has been in
politics for some time. Her petition
was signed by 939 names.
Crusade for Votes Held
BLUNDERS MAY BE COSTLY
Little Believed Gained
Slush Fund Charges.
SITUATION IS ANALYZED
Stales Normally Republican Likely
to Remain So Roosevelt Pol
lowing Ear From Won.
(BT MARK SULLIVAN.)
(Copyright by the New York Evening Post,
Inc. Published by Arrangement.)
KANSAS. CITT, Mo.. Oct. 3 Gov
ernor Cox has completed his western
tour. . On his tour he spent exactly
a month and the results must be
measured in one of two ways. They
musi. be measured either by the num
ber of electoral votes he may have
secured by his presence in these west
ern states, or they must be measured
by the effect upon the east made by
his speeches as telegraphed back to
Considering the latter first, I think
it must be admitted that only lately
have Cox's speeches been productive
of the kind of interest that could
be expocted to result in votes in the
east. During the early part of his
tour most of his speeches dealt with
his slush fund charges and were
colored with a violance which in
cluded numerously repeated varia
tions of. the roughest synonyms for
falsification the dictionary affords.
This Governor Cox now, doubtless, re
grets. His recent speeches have not
been so colored.
Trip'B Value Questioned.
Turning to the possibility of his
having secured any considerable num
ber of electoral votes by his tour, it
may be doubted whether the tour has
justified the time devoted to it.
He began in Michigan, which Is
positively republican. Wisconsin has
'never In its history gone democratic
in a presidential contest. Minnesota
was not carried by Wilson even in
that year when he carried all but
four states west of the Mississippi.
Cox can hardly hope to do better this
year than Wilson did in 1916. As a
matter of fact the democrats in Min
nesota have more or less thrown up
Montana Gain Pon.ible.
North Dakota may be a doubtful
state, but it is doubtful for reasons
that have little to do with Cox. In
fact Cox's visit to North Dakota was
not desired by the local democratic
organization. That, however, is for
local reasons having- to do with non
partisan league complications. Mon
tana probably is democratic and the
first state in which Cox's visit may be
said to have been helpful to him.
Idaho is almost surely republican
on the presidential contest, although
it may re-elect a democratic senator.'
Washington is counted fully 70 per
cent republican. Oregon la as surely
republican as Pennsylvania. Calif or-
nia rave Wilson less than C.000 mi
j jorlty in the year of the great Wilson
landslide. It is hard to imagine Cox
uuins as win in (jaiirornia as Wilson
did. Of the three small states, Ariz-
ona. Nevada and New Mexico. Cox
may carry two. Cox has perhaps a
little more than, a fair show in Utah
and Colorado. Wyoming probably Is
safely republican. South Dakota went
republican even in the Wilson land
slide year. Nebraska and Kansas will
Quite certainly so republican this
Oklahoma Probably date.
.Oklahoma ordinarily is a safely
democratic state. The republicans
make confident claims about it this
year, but a reasonable estimate prob
ably would give it to the democrats.
As to Missouri, it has now been 16
years since that state was called "A
mysterious stranger" when It turned
up in the republican column.
Forty-eight electoral votes out of
a total of the 266 necessary to elect
is the outside number that Cox is
likely to get west of the Mississippi,
barring always the regular demo
cratic southern states of Texas, Ar
kansas and Louisiana. Forty-eight
is the most optimistic possible guess.
The number is much more likely to
fall below 30.
For a quick grasp of the impres
sion Cox made by his trip I can pro
vide no better evidence than some
I extracts from letters received by me
from editors and politicians in the
communities in which he appeared.
The letters from which these extracts
are taken are among a large number
received from observers who include
all shades of political belief.
Letters Show Sentiment.
Naturally almost every letter re
flects to a degree the political pro
judlce of the writer, but the whole is
a fair consensus of the impression
Cox made. It should be said that the
bulk of these letters come from the
territory of the earlier part of Cox's
trip, when he was dealing with his
slush fund charges and was more
violent and less constructive than in
the. later part of his tour.
A fair-minded and especially well
informed editor In Oregon writes:
"Mr. Cox has Just Leen here and
attracted a large audience. He made
,.Coccluded oa Page 3, Column 1.). .
Republican Xominee Finds 'o Lack
of Harmony in Own Views and
Views of Idaho Senator.
MARION, O., Oct. 3. Reports of a
break between Senator Harding and
leading irreconcilables over the treaty
Issue were again denied tonight by
the republican presidential nominee
who said he had received .detailed in
formation of public speeches by Irrec
oncilable senators and had found in
them no lack of harmony with his
"I approve what Senator Borah has
said in his public addresses," said
Senator Harding. "He will continue
to make speeches for the republican
ticket and I am sure I shall approve
also what he says to the voters in the
T have Just received full steno
graphic reports of the address of
Senator Johnson at Los Angeles Sep
tember 23. It dissipates conclusively
any notion that Senator Johnson is
out of harmony with the platform
and the candidate.
"Senator Johnson repeatedly quot
ed from the league of nations address
which I delivered on August 28, giv
ing his unqualified approval to it. His
speech, with this generous Indorse
ment of the party's platform and my
own interpretation of it. brings no
surprise to me. More than that, it
adds to my confidence that when we
have recorded America against the
menace which we were being 'let in
for" we are going to be able to have
America agree on a programme
which shall hold us forever free and
still play our part in expressing the
new conscience of the world."
Tomorrow Senator ' Harding will
motor to Fremont. O.. to speak at the
unveiling of a soldier memorial near
the home of President Hayes. It
originally was announced that Gov
ernor Cox would attend but informa
tion at hand at headquarters today
was that he would not be present.
WOMAN VETERAN, 92, DIES
Sirs. ".iles Said to Have Fought all
Through Civil War.
RARITAN, N. J., Oct. 3. Mrs. Eliz
abeth Nilcs, 92, who with close clipped
hair and a uniform concealed her sex
and is said to have fought beside her
hushand througn the civil war, died
The war call found the couple on
their honeymoon. The husband, Mar
tin Niles, Joined the 4th New Jersey
infantry and when the regiment left
Elizabeth Niles marched beside him.
She fought through many engage
ments, it is said, and was mustered
out. her sex undiscovered. The hus
band died several years after the
FARMERS PROTEST SLASH
U. S. Policy of Forcing: Products
Below Cost Opposed.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Oct. 3. A call for
all agricultural interests to meet in
Washington October 12 and 13 to
"protest against government efforts
to begin deflation with the farm" was
issued here last night by officials of
the national board of farm organiza
tions. The call declared Secretary Hous
ton's federal treasury "policy of arti
ficial deflation" had "forced the
market prices of many farm products
below the cost of producing."
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'fi Maximum temperature, 66
degrees: minimum. 51 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds.
Japan alarmed by growth of anti-Asiatic
feeling in United States. Page 3.
Drunken arson mob levels Irish town.
Near east relief money spent on wine and
women. Paso 1.
Wilson in first campaign statement to
people pleads (or league. Page 1.
Legionnaires seem opposed to league of
nations. Page 3,
Cox prospect little bettered try western trip,
says Mark Sullivan. Page 1.
Break with Borah denied by Harding.
Admirer " of Wilson become republican.
Congress to be asked to transfer power of
deportation of radicals to state depart
ment. Pago 4.
War records fault-, chxracs White. Fage 2.
Man who shoots couple dies after beating
by stepson. Page 1.
Methodists gain two new ministers In ap
pointments announced by bishop.
State fair proves financial success. Fage 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Delegates arrive for harbors convention
wblcb opens today. Page 15.
Steamer Withram exocted today to load
wheat for United Kingdom. Page 9.
Coast League results Vernon 3-2, San
Francisco 2-3; Sacramento 4-4. Salt
Lake 2-3 (first game 10 lnnlngs; Oak
land 5-2. Los Angeles Seattle
Portland game postponed, rain. Page 8.
World baseball series starts tomorrow.
Langford promised another local bout if
be wins. Page 8.
Crookedness in 1U20 baseball series charged.
Cleveland Indians win first pennant in 42
years. Page 8.
rortland and Vicinity.
Loval Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen
"map plans to throttle I. w. W. Page M.
Ballot measures arouse bankers of Ore
gon. Page 15.
Firemen lead prevention campaign this
week. Page ?.
Farmers destroying $1 ton feed straw.
Tillamook and Coos - county exhibits at
fair example of what community spirit
7000 acres timber sell for ji, 500,000.
Bilking or t;nines in automobile deal
cbargea lu vub wku. rio 44
F. J. Scott Runs Amuck at
STEPSON AND WIFE WOUNDED
Poison Apparent Cause of As
FIGHT FOLLOWS SHOOTING
Voungcr Man Blamed by' Slop
rather for Refusal of letter's
Wife to Kcturn to Him.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. Oct. 3.
(Special.) An hour after he thot and
seriously wounded T. K. Jones, step
son, and Mrs. Jones. his stepson-
wife, during a quarrel in their apart
ment in a hotel here this mornins.
Frank J. Scott. 61, blacksmith and
rancher, died in the city jail.
Whether death was due to the beat
ins by Jones in the struggle that fol
lowed the shooting, or to poison, will
be determined by autopsy tomorrow.
Police say that after arresting Scott
they took a vial of brown tablets from
him. The tablets may have been
poison and Scott may have taken one
or several iefore officers got the vial.
In letters written by Scott, the
motive for the shooting is declared to
be the refusal of Jones to aid in the
reconciliation between Scott and hi1
estranged wife. Jones' mother. i
Armed with a small revolver. Scott
entered Jones' apartment while Jones
and his wife were at breakfast. After
upbraiding his stepson for espousing
nis mother's sido in the family quar
rel. Scott turned tho revolver upon
him. After shooting. Scott was forced
to the stairway and thrown down. In
the fall Scott's leg was fractured. Of
ficers say it is possible that the beat
ing may have caused his death.
In one letter written last night,
Scott expressed his Intention of kill
ing not only Jones and his wife, but
his own wife. Anna Scott, and Mrs.
Gregory of Sisson, Cal., a stepdaugh
ter whom he accused of conspiring
with the Jones family to prevent his
wife from returning to him.
He said in the letter that he con
templated suicide and wrote other
letters to local Oddfellows' and Ma
sonic lodges directing arrangements
for his funeral.
CATTLE MEN COMPLAIN
Cheap Steers Fed on Iligh-l'ricad
Hay Makes Outlook Uloomjr, V
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 3 (Special.)
"The cattle men are facing a hard
situation, the result of having to sell
three-year-old steers at eight or nine
cents a pound," said Harry C. Crank,
stockman of Nez Perce. Idaho, yester
day. "The steers have been fed for two
winters with hay that cost the cattle
men 510 a ton, and tho situation is
discouraging. Unless the conditions
change there will be few cattle on
the ranges next year. Last year the
steers sold for 12 cents a pound and
the low price along with the high
death rate last winter has practically
caused a panic among cattle men.
Fifty carloads of cattle were shipped
to Chicago markets last week from
42,000 REDS CAPTIVES
Pilsudki Is Commanding Poles In
Xorth in Person.
WARSAW." Oct. 3. President Pil
sudski is at the northern front per
sonally commanding; the drive which
it is announced has resulted in the
complete defeat of 16 Russian bolshe
vik divisions. The staffs of two bol
shevik armies, four divisions and sev
eral brigades and regiments have been
taken prisoner. Prisoners number
Guns to the number of I6S have
been captured, in addition to 900 ma
chine guns, 1800 armored cars, seven
armored trains, three airplanes, 21
locomotives, 2500 wagons, ten motor
cars and great stores of ammunition.
FALL KILLS FLIER, 1 HURT
Airplane Crashes to Ground at
Hartrord, Conn., Golf Club.
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 3. Lieu
tenant Arthur C. Wagner of Wayburn,
Saskatchewan, was killed and Lieutenant-Commander
Corry. commanding officer of the
aviation section of the Atlantic fleet,
was seriously injured today.
The airplane in which they were
riding crashed to the ground at the
Hartford Golf club.
MINISTER, 103, IS DEAD
Methodist Charges in Fast Served
by Rev. Albert V'ogcl.
PITTSBURG. Oct. 3. Rev. Albert
Vogel, 103 years old, died in Jean
nette. Pa., yesterday. He held Method
ist charges in Ohio, Indiana. Michigan
He was born at Wert-on-the-Rhlne.
Germany, and came to the United
States in 1829.