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VOL. LIX NO. 18,GT9 ogon
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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER G, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
4 KILLED, 3 INJURED
IN FIRE IN HOTEL
2 MORE-TO HANG
U. S. CHURCH WORKERS
FLEE FIRE IN T0KI0
OF WET CONVENTION
FOR WESTERN DRIVE
. COX BRIDLED;
.FOR TAYLOR DEATH
BLAZE OF IXKXOWX ORIG1X
HALL FOR SCXDAY SCHOOL
CSE OF 4 0 BARRELS OF WHIS
KY IS CHARGED.
SENATOR PUTS IX STRENUOUS
DAY AT HOME.
HITS ROBIN ETTE HOSTELRY,
WILSON !W SADDLE
Brilliant Teamwork Puts
WIND MAKES PLAY DIFFICULT
Indians Check Every Effort of
SPEAKER SETS FAST PACE
Euperbas Try Every Artifice lo
Stave Off Defeat and Use
NTW YORK. Oct. 5. The Cleveland
American league club decisively de
feated the Brooklyn Nationals, 3 to
. in the Initial game of the 1920
world series today.
Th ' i i I ri r v- u'hfti ivaa fir- m rr m
' impressive than the score would ap-
rear to indicate, was won by perfect
team p'ay, sparkling- with brilliant
individual work on the part of the
Indians, which made the efforts of
the Superbas dull by comparison.
The opening contest was witnessed
by a throng of baseball fans which
tested but did not overflow the nor
mal precincts of the Kbbets field.
According to official figures of the
national commission, 23,573 persons
paid admission to the Brooklyn park,
while at least another thousand can
be added when the newspaper men
and other semi-official representa
tives are included.
The gate receipts were announced
as $75,049. In both attendance and
receipts these figures surpass the
best individual game record made at
Krooklyn in the series of 1916.
Fielders Work In Wind.
The game was played under condi
tions far from ideal. A stiff north
wind blew out of a cold gray sky,
and the temperature was reminiscent
of football rather than of America's
great summer sport. So cold did it
prow as the contest developed that
the frigid atmosphere appeared to
chiU the enthusiasm of the spec
tators, and as Cleveland checked each
effort of Brooklyn players to become
a real factor in the battle the cheer
ing and rooting faded away until
only occasional bursts of applause
greeted outstanding plays.
The wind played havoc with the
fielding of fly balls, f which there
were an unusual number. The gale
carried the falling sphere in weird
spirals, which caused the waiting
fielders to circle about under the ball
like a retriever locating a wounded
bird. It was this inability to judge
rroperly the direction of the descend
ing ball that paved the way for
Cleveland's first score.
Cleveland Clearly Superior.
Regardless of wind or weather, how
ever, there remained no question in
the minds of tho fans as to which
team played the better ball.
Both the team and Individual play
of the winners was superior to that of
Brooklyn. Covelcskie pitched a mas
terly game and held the opposing
players in check throughout. He was
backed by perfect fielding of both in
field and outfield. Sewell played
a remarkable contest at short, show
ing absolutely no signs of nervous
ness such a. niin-hf V, i , - v.
r- uo uccu CJL-
pected of a youngster thrown into a!
world eeries under the conditions
which marked his debut.
Manager Speaker in centerfield
proved a barrier beyond which it was
almost impossible to drivj the ball
and made sensational catches far. to
the right and left of his normal posi
tion with an abandon which brought
cheers even from the moiLt rabid of
the home-team followers. Catcher
O'Neill, with his two timely run-scoring
doubles, was the star batsman for
Griffith la Snperba Feature.
For Brooklyn the feature individual
play of the game was Griffith's won
derful catch of Speaker's terrific
drive to right field' in the fifth in
ning. The ball shot off the bat of
the Cleveland manager with a report
like the crack of a whip and sailed
to the extreme limits of right field.
It appeared to be a certain extra-base
hit. but Griffith started back with
the crash of the bat and ball and
when he reached the retaining wall,
sprang high up against the concrete
and caught the ball in one hand fully
ten feet above ground.
Cleveland batters found Marquard
easier to hit than etth.r Mm.,,.
... " VI I
t'adnrfl. Thn InHian. n j . A '
. " 1 1 u ig eet.
a runner on first after the close of
the fourth inning, going out In order
for the remainder of the game.
Manager Robinson of Brooklyn
tried every artifice of baseball to
turn the defeat into victory in the
closing innings, rending two pinch
hitters Into the game without ef
fect, which explains in part the ap
pearance of three pitchers in the
Brooklyn box score.
Covelewki Proves Superiority.
A comparison of pitchers shows
that Coveleskie threw the ball u,p to
the batter only S3 times in nine in
nings, while the total for his three
Brooklyn opponents was 112. Mar
quard threw 80 times in six innings,
Mamuax -'6 in two and Cadore six
Coveleskie, although yielding the
tame number or hits as the rival
Concluded on Page 14, C'qjumn 4.)
Special Train From AVeiser, Idaho,
Carries Xurscs and Doctors to
Aid Hurt Taken to Boise. t
HALF WAT, Or., Oct. 5. (Special.)
Three persons were burned to death
and four persons injured, one dying
later tonight at a hospital at Boise,
as the result of a fire of unknown
origin, which destroyed the hotel at
Kobinette, a railroad town of about
50 Inhabitants between Huntington
and Homestead, last night. Few per
sons were in the town at the time
and there was no fire-fighting ap
paratus. The dead are:
R. C. Cornelius, a railroad man.
Mark Houstin, a resident of Kob
inette. William Travis, division engineer
of the Oregon Short Line railroad..
P. E. Parsons of Pocatello. Idaho,
who sustained fatal injuries by jump
ing. The Injured are:
Mrs. George White of Cambridge,
Idaho, burned and hurt by jumping.
Her injuries are considered fatal.
P. Brennon, foot broken by jump
ing. Robert McGhie, owner of the hotel,
Parsons was superintendent of
bridges and buildings for the Oregon
Short Line railroad.
A special train was made up at
Weiser, Idaho, carrying nurses and
doctors. The injured were taken to
The fire was first observed about
10 o'clock. The building, a two-story
frame structure, was then wrapped
in flames. It is believed the upper
floor collapsed before the three nu i
who perished were awakened. An ad
joining residence was also destroyed.
The total fire loss is estimated at
A woman and her two children were
saved by one man.
FOUR TAKEN FOR FRAUD
Steamship and Oil Men Alleged to
Have Padded Vouchers.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5. The federal
grand jury today indicted four steam
ship and oil men on charges of con
spiring to defraud the United States
shipping board by collecting false
vouchers for fuel oil supplied the
board's steamer DIo at Rio de Janeiro
and padding repair bills.
The defendants are M. R. Millar,
British merchant and ship repaftrman
of Rio de Janeiro; ILrKT "Hankihson,
formerly representative of the Stand
ard Oil company of Brazil; Captain
Rupert Wry of the Dio, and Raymond
H. Bowman, chief engineer of the
Wry, Bowman and Hankinson, out
on bail, are said by the federal dis
trict attorney's office to have con
fessed. GOLDEN GATE SHOCK FELT
Slight Earthquake Registered Near
SAN JOSE, Cal., Oct. 5. An earth
quake estimated by- the University of
Santa Clara seismologist, as centering
66 miles northwest of. San Jose, or
somewhere in the vicinity of Golden
Gate, was felt here at 11:05:38 this
The duration of the disturbance was
eight minutes, although it was only
perceptible to the average person four
or five seconds.
No damage resulted.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Oct. 6. An
earthquake, sharp-but light, was felt
here today at 11:05 A. M. There was
OIL WELL AFIRE; 1 DEAD
Four Men Dying of Injuries From
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 5. One
man is dead, four are dying and
flames, unchecked, are shooting 200
feet info the air from the mid-west
Ohio gas well. 55 miles southwest of
Basin, Wyo., as the result of a spark
caused by friction of the drilling
apparatus at the well Sunday.
The dead man is a driller named
Kramer. Joe Henry of Basin, a tool
dresser,'" and three unidentified men
are dying from burns. There is no
telephone, communication with the
camp. The flames from the well can
be seen for 100 miles across the
WIFE OUSTS DR. HYDE
Court Rules Prominent Figure in
Murder Trial Must Keep A"way.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Oct. 5. A tem
porary restraining order forbidding
Dr. B. C. Hyde from "visiting, intrud
ing or being in or about the residence"
of his wife, Mrs. Frances Swope Hyde,
was granted today by Judge A. C.
Southern. Dr. Hyde recently was sued
for divorce upon charges of cruelty
The three trials of Dr. Hyde upon a
charge of murder In connection with
the death of Thomas H. Swope, mil
lionaire philanthropist, in 1909, at
tracted wide attention.
WINDY CITY FOR HARDING
Straw Ballots Show 3-to-l Vote for
CHICAGO, Oct. 5. (Special.) Straw
votes cast here yesterday were di
vided between the two major .candi
dates as follows:
Harding. 2704; Cox. 838. Total votes
for the last 15 days give 24.172 for
Harding against 7642 fur Cox.
Owens and Rathie Found
Guilty at Pendleton.
JURY DELIBERATES 2 HOURS
Trial of Last of 5 Conspira
tors in Jail Break Ends.
VERDICT GIVES SURPRISE
First Degree Convictions N'ot Ex
pected in View of Alleged Bru
talities Testified To.
PENDLETON, Or., Oct. S. (Special.)
Guilty of murder in the first de
gree as charged in the indictment
was the verdict ' returned at 330
o'clock this afternoon by a circuit
court Jury sitting In the trial of Elvle
D. Kerby, alias Jim Owens, and John
Laffebean, al!as Jack Rathie, two of
the five men Indicted for the murder
of Til D. Taylor, sheriff f Umatilla
county, on July 25 last. The verdict
closed the last trial of the five con-
cniratnrv wlin nlannerl to break tail
anH chnAl f hpir wn v out to frppHnm. I
and, of the five, three go to the gal
lows and two have been sentenced to
Judge Phelps of the circuit court
will Friday sentence the men found
guilty today. The judge allowed the
defense five days to file motion for
a new trial and 60 days to file a bill
Jury Deliberates 2 Hours.
Two hours deliberation was all the
time taken by the jury in reaching
their verdict, following the receiving
of Instructions of the court, after
hearing the closing arguments pre
sented in court this morning. At
torneyGeneral Brown, making ' his
last appearance as prosecuting at
torney, marshaled trie evidence for
conviction 'n a strong plea fot a ver
dict of guilty in cfbsing the case of
the prosecution this morning. It was
during- the progress of this trial that
he was informed of his elevation to
the state supreme bench.
In reveiwing the whole case,- Mr.
Brown showed that the five men had
agreed to bf-eak jail, that they had
agreed on a signal to etart. that
they had agreed to shoot their way
out and that when the break was
made on Sunday, July 25, they all
acted their parts as agreed in the
subsequent break and murder.
Charles Boling, attorney for the
defense in his closing arguments de
clared that Emmett Bancroft was the
master mind of the whole affair and
the man who killed Til Taylor. He
said that the whole case of the state
rested on the testimony made by the
(Concluded on Page 3, Column 1.)
."HENRY! OH, HENJRY!
Electric Sign, "I Am the Light ol
the World," Starts Blaze.
TOKIO, Oct. 5. (By the Associated
Press.) Fire today at noon com
pletely destroyed the big hall in
which the -world's Sunday school con
vention was to have "held its first
session tonight. It ;s said that there
were no casualties.
The fire, which resulted from de
fective electric wiring, started at 3:50
o'clock, when the lights on the dome
bearing the inscription "I am the
light of the world" were turned on.
The building was of light material,
covered with Etucco, and was de
stroyed within a few minutes. A
large number of delegates were in
side when the correspondent left it
two minutes before the flames
Almost immediately the entire
structure was wrapped in flames.
People streamed from the exits.
Within 10 minutes tho building had
been leveled. So great was the heat
that it would have been impossible
to approach the building for work
Some of the delegates who had
been inside the hall said they did
not know whether all those there
when the fire started had made their
escape. Charles T. Raines of New
York asserted he kept the delegates
from overcrowding the exits. Per
sonally, he was of. the belief that all
of them had reached safety.
FOOD CASES SET AHEAD
October 1 1 N'ew Date to Hearing
Action Against Lever Act.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. The supreme
court today advanced to October 11,
arguments in six additional cases In
volving constitutionality of sections
of the lever food control act.
The cases advanced were those of
the Detroit Creamery company, Ben
E. Swartz,- J. M. Smith, Colesey
Grocery company, C A. Wood & Co.
and G. S. Willert company.
Opponents of Arotes for Women Ap
peal to Supreme Court,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. Anti-suffragists
today carried heir right
against the womayi suffrage amend
ment to the United States supreme
It . was announced that an effort
would be made to ret a final decision
before the November elections.
BRITISH STEAMSHIP LOST
Westerian Destroyed by Recent
Hurricane Crew Saved. -
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5. Word was
received today of the destruction dur
ing the tropical hurricane last week
of the British steamer, Westerian,
Frontera, Mexico, to New Orleans.
The crew was saved. There were
HERE'S SOME IMPORTANT BUSINESS TO TEND TO!"
San Francisco Paper Alleges Bond
ed Stocks Were Taken Ao
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6. The San
Francisco Examiner this morning
published a story charging" that 40
barrels of liquor, chiefly whisky, were
withdrawn from bonded warehouses
here and used for entertainment pur
poses during the democratic conven
tion held in San Francisco in June.
The liquor, according to the Exam
iner account, was withdrawn on a
permit signed by Dr. 'William Has
sler, city health officer, as being
supposedly intended for the San Fran
cisco municipal hospital. The exam
iner quoted Dr. Hassler in part as
"I do not know how many barrels
of whisky were withdrawn. I was
told the whisky was to go for the
purpose of entertaining the demo
cratic delegates. I was also told that
everything had been arranged and
there would be no trouble."
Dr. Hassler signed two pernits, one
in blank, and the blank permit on
-request of city officials, he Is quoted
as saying in the Examiner. He said,
according to the newspaper:
"It is true I signed a requisition
for liquor in my capacity as purchas
ing agent for the San Francisco hos
pital. I have a distinct recollection
of signing -a requisition for one bar
rel. Then I recall certain of the city
officials co.ming to me and saying
there was something wrong with the
requisition, and ' I signed another in
HEAD CRUSHED BY L'OG
Timber on Top of Pile Rolls on Mill
ABERDEEN, Wash., Oct. 6. (Spe
cial.) Ross Butler, about 40 years
old, a choker setter, employed at .the
McCfeary Sash and Door mill, was in
stantly killed this morning when a
log. rolled upon him, -crushing his
head and shoulders. The body was
taken to Elma.
Butler was adjusting a choker on
logs being made ready for the mill.
He found that he put the choker
around too many logs and tried to
change it to pull a part of the load.
As he stooped to hook the choker into
place a log on top the pile rolled upon
him. He is survived by a widow and
VANCOUVER FARES RAISED
Car Company Declares Passengers
- Must Make Vp Losses.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Oct. 5. (Spe
cial.) Cost of operation of the local
street car system by the North Coast
Power company has been Increasing
and the company has been losing
money. As a result fares, on and after
October 30., will be 10 cents. Notice
of the proposed increase in rates was
received today by the" chamber of
In Vancouver, 11 tickets for 1 will
Northwest Workers Get
Down to .Business.
ORGANIZATION IS EFFECTED
Officers for Year Chosen and
CONCERTED EFFORT SURE
Enthusiasm and Determination to
. Get Results Mark Sessions
Held In Portland.
DOINGS OF SORTHtVEST B1V- J
ERS AND HARBORS CON-
CRESS YESTERDAY, t
Officers elected for the com- J
Ing year: President, Garret
Fisher, Tacoma; secretary, Al- J
fred A. Aya, Portland; treasurer; .
W. H.' Clay, Everett. !
One vice-president and two" J
directors elected from each of
four states of Oregon, Wash- J
ington, Idaho and California.
Permanent organization, ef- J
fected, with plans . to meet
annually. Tacoma selected as
meeting place for next year.
Declaration of policies and
purposes of the congress an
nounced, with resolutions in
dorsing water transportation
facilities, development at Port
land, Vancouver and Umpqua,
Oregon; Everett. Vancouver,
Tacoma, Puget sound and Grays
Harbor, Washington, and Cres
cent City, Cal.
Resolutions adopted Indors
ing work of schools of com
merce In state universities of
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
made that "dead ends" of rail
lines in central Oregon be con
nected up, with Indorsement of
Columbia and Snake river proj
ects and recommendation to
' congress for an additional ap
propriation for a wireless sta
tion at Astoria,
With a permanent organization ef
fected, including the election of offi
cers for the coming year, and the
unanimous adoption of 12 resolutions
urgently recommending immediate
action to Improve waterway trans
portation, the northwest rivers and
harbors congress yesterday took its
place among the -premier organiza
tions affecting the future develop
ment of the Pacific coast.
Enthusiasm and a determination to
get results through concerted effort
marked the transaction of business at
the . afternoon meeting yesterday.
Where the real work of the conven
tion was concentrated in a two-hour
session. The speaking programme
scheduled for that period was post
poned until the banquet in the eve
ning, and the assembled delegates,
representing all the port develop
ment interests of the northwest, fig
uratively rolled up their sleeves and
plunged Into business.
A hot discussion followed the read
ing of the d.claration of the policies
and purposes of the organization by
C. W. Hodson, chairman of the reso
lutions committee, when the first res
olution was presented for indorse
ment. This rosol-ition recommended
that the efforts of Vancouvor to es
tablish a deep-sea port and the pro
posed extension of the 30-foot Colum
bia river channel to Vancouver be in
dorsed by the congress.
Many Delegates Object.
Delegates from -other districts ob
jected strenuously to the congress
taking any steps toward indorsing
any particular projects, whereupon
the Vancouver delegation rose en
masse to champion Its - ort develop
ment plans, explaining in detail the
energy that had been expended by the
Vancouver commercial organizations
In the past. President Scott or the
Vancouver chamber of commerce em
phatically declared Ithat Vancouver
had been discriminated against in
The argument was brought to a
close by Mr. Hodson, who read an
extract from the declaration of pol
icies and purposes just adopted by
the congress. which specifically
stated that, while the congress was
Pledged to support, the general water
ways Improvement throughout the
country, at the same, time it reserved
the right "especially to advocate and
assist In promoting "the Improvement
of all meritorious projects within the
territory represented by its member
ship in preference to others.''
Following the reading of this ex
tract, which covered the subject and
left no room for debate, several mem
bers of other districts withdrew to
confer with the resolutions commit
ee, with the result that four more
resolutions were added to the eight
already before the meeting for con
sideration. D; C. Yor of Eugene was tem
porary chairman ef yesterday after
noon's meeting until the report of the
nominations committee came in and
. Concluded on Pas 3, Column !.
Chairman Hays and Others Per
fectly Satisfied With Situation..
Big Majority Expected.
MARION, O., Oct. 5. Senator Hard
ing put in a strenuous 12 hours to
day conferring with party leaders,
preparing addresses and clearing
away details of headquarters business
preparatory to his departure tomor
row on iis western campaign swing.
The trip, which will take him to Des
Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and Okla
homa City, will be followed, by two
others into the eastern and political
border states so that the nominee will
be kept away from. Marion almost
continuously until the last week in
In long talks tpday with Will H.
Hays, republican national chairman,
and Harry M. Daugherty, member of
the executive Campaign committee,
the nominee reviewed the general po
litical outlook and considered many
details of campaign management.
The only eastern speaking date so
far definitely announced . is . October
21. at Buffalo, N. Y. It was indicated
there was a possibility that the can
didate would not visit New Tork city.
Both Mr. Hays and Mr. Daugherky
expressed perfect satisfaction with
the situation, reiterating previous
predictions that one of the largest
majorities in the nation's history
would be recorded for the republican
ticket. Mr. Hays declared the demo
crats were preparing to concentrate
on the league issue because they had
failed to make headway on any other
and that President Wilson had as
sumed active leadership of his party
for the final month of the campaign.
The chairman asserted the willing
ness of the republican organization
to face that situation.
It was made known that Herbert
Hoover's active work for the repub
lican ticket would begin next Satur
day night with an address at In
dianapolis. October 14 he will speak
at Topeka, Kan. Mr. Hoover is counted
on by his party managers to support
without qualification Senxtor Hard
ing'! position on the league issue.
CUMMINGS SEES WILSON
Ex-Chairman Confers With Presi
dent Before Going West.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. Homer P.
Cummings, former chairman of the
democratic national committee, had a
conference with President Wilson to
day before departing on a western
speaking trip in the democratic cam
paign. Mr. Cummlpgs refused to discuss
his talk. " -
LATIN DUEL IS AVERTED
Argentine l-'oreign Minister and
Senate President to 'Arbitrate.
BUENOS AIRES. Oct. 4. Arbitra
tion, instead of a duol, has been ar
ranged between seconds of Honorio
Pucyrrdeon, Argentine foreign min
ister, who challenged Benito Vilian
euva. president of the senate.
They differed over their respective
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 70
degree!,; minimum, 5K, degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; southeasterly winds.
Cox bridled by democratic leaders and
league made ,o:e campaign issue.
Page 1. 0
Senator Hnrdlng puts in strenuous day
preparing tor swing into west. Page 1.
Kellaher promises return of 3-ccnt car
fares. rage n.
Drugstore ballot all over country indicates
Harding's election certain. Page 15.
Republican senate is declared vital need.
Two towns are occupied by antl-bolshevik
forces, l'age 3.
American Sunday school delegates to
Tokio convention flee ire. Page 1.
Poles and Russians to sign armistice be
fore October S. rase 1.
Manufacturers guarantee against price
drop and keep cost: up. Paga 16.
Wilson cornered in controversy over plct-rei
of United States to aid Siberia and Kou
mania. Pajse -.
.Graft charge laid to ex-service men.
Three die. four Injured In hotel fire at
Kobinette. Page 1.
Seattle's municipal streetcar system de
clared facing bankruptcy. Page 7.
Owens anil Rathie sentenced to he hanged
for Sheriff Taylor's death. 1'agf I.
College fraternities announce pledges.
Bend rancher held aa hermit's slayer.
Cleveland proves superior In opening
world's series game. Page 1.
First Portland fight card of season to
night. Pago 15.
Lasker plan to reorganize baseball dis
cussed by magnates. Page 15.
Coast I-eague results: Sacramento 2. Pan
Francisco 4; Salt Lake 3, Vernon 111;
Oakland-Portland, Los Angeles-Seattle
games postponeti; teams traveling,
Speaker's fielding is undoing of Dodger.
, Pago 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat decline less rapid in northwestern
markets. Page 23.
More sellers than buyers of wheat at Chi-
- cago. Page li3.
Steels are strongest features of New York
atoeks. Page 23.
Seattle loses grip on city's shipping. Page
Portlimd and Vicinity.
Near East relief collects bun-dies today..
Improvement In pheep market a?-cribed
largeiy to confidence in Harding's elec
tion. Page lis.
Readjustment of freight rates would save
I50.OO0 to state roads, it is declared
Xorthwest Rivera and Harbors enngress
organized to get results. Page 1.
Mayor pledges aid to fire prevention
Wet track delays auto races- at Gresham
fair.. Page 7.
Free dental service furnished for school
children of Portland. Page 6.
Governor to Combat No
LEAGUE ISSUE SOLE CONCERN
Interest Now Centers in "Sol
CABNET TO TAKE STUMP
All Else Puliorrli nnted to Presi
dent's Will; Tide Tnrnintr Toward
Democrats, Says Ilitericock.
OHEGOXIAN' XF.WS B V R E A TT.
Washing-ton. Oct. 5. Xow that
President Wilson has entered the po
litical field as the defender of h's
own plan .for a league of nations,
the canipaign Is expected to center
around the Versailles pact as far as
the voters of the country will permit.
At the same time, his entrance may
j be expected further to accentuate the
issue of Wilsonism, which appears to
overshadow all else in the public
The president has taken his own
time and adopted his own method of
entering the campaign. However, he
has been assisted and urged by dem
ocrats who believe the campaign that
Governor Cox has conducted has
failed up to this time utterly. The
president has been difficult to ap
proach and Edward H. Moore, repre
senting Governor Cox, while in Wash
ington last week was unable to reach
the president at all. However. Mr.
Moore consulted with Joseph P. Tu
multy, secretary to the president, and
yesterday there was another confer
ence of democrats here, which in
cluded Mr. Tumulty, Attorney-General
ralmer. J. Bruce k'ramer, vice-chairman
of the democratic committee;
Isador A. Hotkwciler, committeeman
from California, ami K. M. Hoffman,
secretary of the democratic commit
tee. Governor to He Tlrldled.
It is understood that Governor Cox
is to be nianapred from now on. He
will be asked to make his campaign
adventures under the direction of the
democratic leaders. He will be ex
pected to make the leaarue of nations
the chief i.sue and article JO will bo
the key-nde of that issue. His cam
paign will be confined to the cast and
the. near-southern states, whirh are
regarded as the only practicable hope
of the democratic ticket.
Members of the cabinet are ex
pected to participate. In spite of the
recent criticisms made by Governor
Cox upon Mr. Palmer, the attorney
general Is expected to take tha
stump Secretary of State Colby and
Secretary of War Baker will make
speeches in Ohio, while Homer S.
Cummings, former chairman of the
democratic national committee, who
attended1 the conference yesterday,
will also be a platform sprker. To
what extent Mr. Palmer and Po'-master-General
Burleson will speak
is problematical. Secretary Meredith
of tho agricultural department is to
co on the platform later.
Heferendum Will Deride.
The fact that Tre-sident Wilson has
entered the lists gives point to the
desire for a "great and solemn ref
erendum," which the president has
desired upon the league of nations
If Governor Cox should be elected
the president could assume the result
to be in favor of his personal ideals.
On the other hand, the election of
Harding (since the president has
assumed the burden of its defense)
would be interpreted as a complete
repudiation of Wilson by the people,
more comprehensive even than that
which he received in IMS.
The president's assertion that
"there is nothing in the league cov
enant which in the least interferes
with or impairs the right of congress
to declare war or not to declare war,
according to Its own independent
judgment," again raises the question
of .why he refused to accept the
Iodpre reservation making this ex
plicit. The reason, it appears, is that
the reservation would destroy the
moral obligation of the United States
to go to war under article X, an obli
gation which the president in his
interview with the foreign relations
committee of the senate described as
more binding than a legal obligation.
On that occasion Senator Knox asked
whether in the event of external ag
gression 6n a member of the league
that could be repelled only by force,
we would "be under any legal obli
gation to participate."
"Xo. sir," replied the president,
"but we would be undur an absolutely
compelling moral obligation."
Senator McCuniber asked why the
reservation should not be adopted
making it clear that "congress may
use its own judgment as to what it
will do so that its failure to follow
the judgment of the council will not
be considered a breach of the agree
ment." "1 think it would be a very seri
cjus practical mistake," replied the
president, "to put it in the resolution
of ratification; but I do hope thait we
are at liberty, contemporaneously
without acceptance of the treaty, to
interpret our moral obligation under
"If there is nothing more than a
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