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VOL. LIX-NO. 18.08.$
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
PpNtof flee a Second -Class Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WILSON IS CHIEF
ASSET OF RIVALS
BRITISH TO ATTACK
RED DIVERS ON SIGHT
MEANS $4204 EACH
REWARD CONTINGENT UPON
WINNING WORLD'S SERIES.
AMrA,;sZnBRJALORIGH SAYS TWO
WIVES MAY BE HIS
VESSEL TO MAKE DASH FROM
WARNING NOTE SENT BOLSHE
VIK FOREIGN MINISTER.
EXCESS OVER PREVIOUS YEAR
IS BILLION AND HALF.
SEATTLE TO SAVE 6 00.
Public is Alienated by At
titude of Dictator.
SECRECY OF ILLNESS FATAL
President's Advocacy Injures
Instead of Helping League.
ALL U. S. IS EXASPERATED
Isvue Found to Be Store Topular
Than Chief Executive Personally
in Survey of the 51id-Wcst.
BT MARK EULLTTAN.
fOprrlirht. 1!20. by the New fork 'Even
Inc. Published by Arrange-
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 10. (Spe
cial.) It Is now more than a year
tnce President Wilson collapsed here
In Kansas in the middle of that tour
which was meant to convert the coun
try to. his version of the league of
nations as against the reservations
which the senate wanted.
Just on the anniversary of that
tragic episode came dispatches from
Washington to the effect that Wilson
was going to revive his fight for the
league, Including intimations that he
might make speeches in behalf of it.
Those of us who have been in Wash
ington know there is nothing in Presi
dent Wilson's condition that would
prevent his making speeches if be
should desire to.
Considering what he has been
through, he is in good condition. He
weighs more than he ever did, and his
countenance is healthfully tanned
from his automobile riding. No one
doubts his capacity for Intellectual
productivity and his friends are count
ing with confidence on bis writing a
Wilson Ready to Be Martyr.
But those of us who know all this
know also that what happened to Wil
son is of such a nature that only care
ful restraint from over-exertion will
prevent Its recurrence, in possibly
more serious form. Of course that is
a chance that Wilson would cheer
fully take. He is of that temperament
and of that early training which some
times tends to regard martyrdom not
as a pain but as a luxury, not as -a
thing to avoid but as a thing to court.
He has more than once seemed to
be of that type of man to whom a
cross is a temptation and who even
tends to get off the track at the sight
of a potential cross in the distance.
However it may be as to all that,
travel through this country convinces
that even if Wilson were to put the
last ounce of his strength into a
renewal of that old contest with the
senate he could hardly win. He has
not the strength to give that he had a
Kansas Can't Be Warmed IT p.
In fact, it is the incapacity for
continuous effort for sustained driv
ing power that is the chief defect his
illness has left him. Even if he had
all his old power It is doubtful if he
could warm up again here in Kansas
that emotion that once made Kansas
strong for the league.
At the moment he collapsed here a
year ago the fight was already be
ginning to go against him. Reed and
Johnson and the other senatorial In
dians who had been sent to stalk him
from city to city were already be
ginning to gain on him. Even if Wil-
ton had kept his strength he would
probably have lost It so long as he
stood out against compromise. As
we all know, sick or well, he could
always have secured ratification by
compromising on the reservations,
Wilson's sickness might have been
Just the thing that would have thrown
the fight in his favor. The dramatic
tiuality of his breakdown in the m'dst
of what had many qualities of a cru
tade might have raised among the
people a storm of high emotion which
would have driven the senate to sur
Secrecy of Illness Fatal.
That might have happened. We all
know it did not happen. The reason
Wilson failed to get the universal
sympathy which other presidents in
his circumstances got lies, I think,
In the secret with which his illness
was surrounded then and now. The
generous public that wanted to sym
pathize and show its sympathy was
denied the opportunity. The giving
cf the details of his illness to the
rublio was prevented, so far as his
official household could achieve pre
vention, and when details were made
public unofficially the incidents were
To this day the public has never
had any but furtive and indirect ac
cess to the facts of the president's
condition. Someone within his house
hold seemed to have the purpose to
build a wall of coldness between him
and the people. Whether by purpose
or by failure to understand the
human aspects of the case the wall
has been raised and is there today.
Woodrow Wilson is not a popular
figure. It is a brutal fact to be com
pelled to record and I did not believe
it to be so generally irue as it is until
I came on this trip. The republicans
are accurate when they say that Wil
ton is their best asset and are politi
cally shrewd in trying to make him
the chief issue.
The other day here in Kansas Gov
ernor Cox was answering questions
tCoucludcd ou rasa 2, Column 1.)
Early Winter Threatens to Isolate
Xativcs From All Aid Until
SEATTLE. Wash., Oct. 10. (Spe
cial.) In a desperate dash to provide
food for the 600 natives of the Pribil
off islands who are rapidly approach
ing the end of their supplies at a
moment when an early winter threat
ens to insolate them from all aid, the
United States naval radio repair
steamship Saturn will speed from Se
attle for Bering sea next Thursday
with 800 tons of provisions.
On her ability to fight her way to
the islands and land the supplies de
pends the last hope of the natives of
being saved from months of near
starvation on a meager seal-meat diet.
The relief expedition ranks as one of
the most daring staged in northern
waters for years. If the Saturn' fails
no other relief can be sent to the
natives until next June.
The Saturn arrived back at the
naval station, Pugct sound, ten days
ago from a splendid but futile effort
to land supplies on the islands. For
two months she fought a succession
of storms in Pribiloff waters, but suc
ceeded only in landing mail and a cow
and a calf. Then, as she was running
short of fuel, she had to race back to
Puget sound. On the way back she
stored her Pribiloff provisions, total
ing 800 tons, at Unalaska. But she
dare not take a chance of being un
able to reload that shipment on her
coming- race Into Bering sea, and so
she will go out with a duplicate order
in her cargo holds. Besides the food
shipments she has COO tons of sacked
coal for the Island stations.
To prepare for the dash to the Prlb
iloffs the Saturn, Lieutenant-Commander
R. J. Carstarphen, U. S. N
commanding, shifted from the naval
station to pier 10 yesterday evening.
PORTLAND' BLAST MYSTERY
Excitement Crcafcd in Residence
District; INo Damage Don.
An explosion of unknown origin,
which caused no damage, created
great excitement last evening at East
Twenty-fourth and Davis streets.
Residents In that vicinity rushed Into
the street at 6:45 o'clock immediately
after hearing a loud noise and found
nothing but black smoke.
The police have information that
Ray White, who is about 18 and lives
at 551 East ' Twenty-fourth street
North, set off the explosives. The boy
drove off In a red "bug" after the ex
plosion and his father promised later
to take him to the east-side police sta
tion when he should return.
CYCLONE LIFTS ROOFS
Damage Reaches Thousands in
Storm at Stevens Point, Wis.
STEVENS POINT. Wis., Oct. 10.
Property damage totaling thousands
of dollars was caused today when a
cyclone swept over the city suddenly,
accompanied by a blinding fall of
hail. No fatalities were reported.
The storm was general over central
Wisconsin, with its fury concentrated
apparently on this city The lighting
system here was put out of commis
sion. Roofs were torn from factories,
fences and outbuildings were demol
ished and two residences were lifted
from their foundations.
QUAKE HITSJJJZON TOWN
Observatory, Water Mains and Con
crete Walls at Bagnio Damaged.
MANILA, P. L. Oct. 10. A severe
earthquake today at Baguio, capital
of Benguet province in Luzon, about
150 miles north of here, damaged the
observatory there, broke water mains
on the military reservation and
cracked a number of concrete walla.
A landslide occurred as a result of
high water In the river at Baguio.
No loss of life was reported. The
shock was felt slightly in Manila.
WIND BLOWS BOY IN TREE
Santa Clara Visited by Small Hur
ricane Doing Minor Damage.
SANTA CLARA, Cal., Oct. 10. A
high wind that passed through Santa
Clara yesterday tossed J. Bingwall.
15-year-old boy. Into a tree, knocked
over George Campra and a horse he
was hitching up, uprooted fruit trees
and demolished several private ga
rages. Considerable minor damage was re
ported. LOGGERS FIGHT I. W. W.
Special Crusade Inaugurated In
Coos County Against Agitators.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Oct. 10. (Spe
cial.) F. E. Endicott, organizer for
the Loyal Legion of Loggers and
Lumbermen in the Coos county dis
trict, announces a special crusade
against the I. W. W.
Mr. Endicott declared that the I:
W. W. had sought to hamper the
Loyal Legion in various places.
MAN SHOT BY DRY AGENTS
Running Battle Staged With Al
leged Liquor Ring.
HURLEY. Wis.. Oct. 10. Federal
dry agents early today shot and killed
John Chlapuso of Hurley in a running
battle with an alleged "booze ring"
on the Mercer-Hurley road.
Chlapuso was piloting an automo
bile said to be loaded with liquor.
Parties in Washington
Speed Up Campaigns.
ALL CANDIDATES TO TOUR
Republican and Democratic
Leaders Called to Parley.
NOMINEES, HART TO MEET
Office Seekers May Cover State in
Groups or in Pairs Last
Week of Drive.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 10 (Spe
cial.) With election day three weeks
away rival leaders will plunge this
week into the real work of the cam
paign. The working forces of Charles Heb-
bard, republican state chairman and
George F. Christensetv, democratic
state chairman, have been augmented
in the last week with the result that
the speaking literature and publicity
offensives are now fully under way.
Leaders of the farmer-labor party
also have been busy.
Itineraries for the candidates on,all
tickets have been arranged for the
week and speakers have been assigned
to meetings and the local leaders of
both parties have been called in for
conferences on plans.
Hart Leaden to Confer.
Governor Hart and all other re
publican state and congressional nom
inees are to gather tomorrow at the
Tacoma hotel for a talk over the part
they will play in the contest from
Chairman Hebberd will slip over
and give the candidates the benefit
of his advice. It Is expected at this
meeting it will be determined whether
the nominees will tour the state in
groups or in pairs.
During the last week Governor
Hart and Clifford L. Babcock, candi
date for state treasurer have been
meeting the voters in the eastern
counties. They returned to the west
side yesterday and have planned to
start Tuesday on an auto trip through
Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom
counties. It may be that other state
candidates will decide to join them.
Two Parleys on Tuesday.
Two important republican confer
ences are scheduled for 2 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon at the Hotel But
ler. Chairman Hebberd has called all
western Washington committeemen,
chairmen and county committee sec
retaries to meet him to discuss plans
and to learn the needs of committee
men in their various counties.
The other Hotel Butler gathering
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
WHY CHANGE DRIVERS
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Wlicrever Encountered on High
Seas', Russian Submarines Will
Be Engaged by Warships.
LONDON, Oct. 10. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Any Russian subma
rines encountered on "the high seas
will be attacked on sight by British
naval forces, according to a note sent
by Earl Curjon, British foreign secre
tary, to M. Tchltcherin, Russian bol
shevik foreign minister, October 2.
The note was published today along
with other correspondence recently
exchanged between Great Britain and
Earl Curzon points out that he
previously sent a communication re
garding a submarine launched in the
Black Sea in which he said that in
view of repeated declarations of lead
ing members of the soviet that gov
ernment considered itself in a state
of war with Great Britain and in
view of the Impossibility in these cir
cumstances of waiting to ascertain
whether the intentions of the sub
marine controlled by the soviet gov
ernment were hostile or not, there
was no alternative but to issue orders
to British ships to attack the sub
marine should it be encountered on
the high seas.
Upon hearing rumors that submar
ines of the bolshevik fleet had put to
sea in the Baltic, Earl Curzon sent
his note of October 2. To it M.
Tchitcherin replied that Leonid Kras
sin, soviet representative in London,
would receive instructions.
Earl Curzon also demanded com
pensation for the widow and son 'of
Charles Frederick Davison, who is
alleged . to have been "niurdered in
cold blood with no charge preferred
against him," by the soviet authorit
ies in January last.
Yesterday Earl Curzon sent a
lengthy reply to M. Krassin's note of
October 6, in which he pointed out
that Great - Britain, more than any
other power, has sought to bring
about peace between soviet Russia
and Poland and "has only been called
upon to stand by its treaty engage
ments to its allies by the faith which
characterized both military and dip
lomatic movements of the soviet au
thorities." Concerning the use of Danzig for
the transmission of munitions. Earl
Curzon asserts this was an obliga
tion imposed upon the allies by the
treaty of Versailles. Should Great
Britain rive to General Wrangel the
kind' of assistance Indicated in the
Russian, reply, he said the position of
southern Russia would be very dif
ferent from what it is at present.
He charges the soyiet with trifling
with the.-q.ue3tion of the return of
British prisoners and with sending
troops to Persia in open violation of
Earl Curzon also charges the soviet
with having engaged in a military
conspiracy which it assisted by the
dispatch of considerable numbers of
bolshevik troops to operate with the
Turkish nationalist party in Asia
Minor; with threatening an invasion
of Khorrassan, in Persia, on the Rus
sian trans-Caspian border: with hav
ing created a great organization in
Tashkent), for marshalling the forces
Concluded on Page 2, Column 4.)
WHEN WE'RE RUNNING ALONG
In Case Brooklyn Wins, Robins Will
Get $3951 Each, According
to Tabulation of Receipts.
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 10. Today's
game was the last in which the play
ers share in the receipts, and tabula
tion of the figures for the five con
tests show that if Cleveland wins each
player tn the American league club
will receive approximately $4204.
while if Brooklyn wins the National
league athletes will get only $3951
The discrepancy is due to the fact
that Brooklyn's share must be split
among 27 men, while only cieve
landers will be rewarded. One share,
in addition, goes to Mrs. Ray Chap
man. In neither case are the figures as
great as for last year's series, when
Cincinnati players got J4SS1.55 each
and Chicago men received $3254.37
The Cleveland players' portion of
the receipts as losers would be ap
proximately $2930 each. while it
Brooklyn is defeated the Dodgers will
get ,2387 each.
The second and third-place teams
Chicago and New York in the Ameri
can league, and New York and Cin
cinnati in the National will receive
$53,717.68 from the receipts to be di
vided. This represents 25 per cent of the
players' share in the first five games.
The second place teams got 60 per
cent and the third placers 40 per
The receipts in the remaining games
go to the national commission and
the owners of the contending clubs.
Figures for the first five games
Attendance, 123,638; net receipts,
$397,919; players' share, $214,870 74;
club's share (divided equally), $143.
255.15; national commission's share,
$39,793.10. " '
WOMAN AND- MAID KILLED
Masked Men Assassinate Wife of
WEIMAR. Germany. Oct. '9. The
wife of Admiral Rheinhardt von
Scher, chief of the German admiralty
staff, and her maid were assassinated
and his 18-year-old daughter serious
ly wounded by two masked men who
broke into the admiral's villa today.
One of the murderers, identified as an
artist named Buechner, committed
suicide, while the other fled.
Admiral Von Setter was asleep in
an upper chamber of the house at the
time. No motive has been discov
ered as none of the family's belong
ings were taken.
BRITISH GOLD RECEIVED
Fourth Recent Shipment Amounts
to $9,500,000 in Bullion.
NEW YORK. Oct. 10. Gold valued
at approximately $9,500,000, con
signed to the federal reserve bank,
arrived yesterday on the steamship
This is the fourth recent shipment
of gold from the Bank of England,
SO SMOOTHLY NOW?
Brooklyn Outhits Rivals,
but Has Hard Luck.
HflMPR xTT WflRin RCP.nPn!
IIWIIII.il ULIU IIUIII.U IILtOIIU
Smith Soaks Ball 50 Feet
Over Fence; Grimes Victim.
WAMBY PUTS THREE OUT
Dodgers, With Two on Bases
Fourth and None Down, Arc
Slopped by Play.
BT GRANTLAND RICE.
Baseball Editor New York Tribune.
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 10. (Spe
cial.) Brooklyn's astonished Dodgers
were crowded over the precipice to
day In the most amazing ball game
ever played. Two world's records and
an important section of Brooklyn's
spinal cord were broken, and this Is
not half the story. Cleveland won,
8 to 1. and that, too, is a mere detail.
If you don't believe it, pick up this
historical order of events and figure
it out for yourself.
1. In the first Inning, with three
on bases and no one out. a lean and
lanky cove by the name of Elmer
Smith soaked Burleigh Grimes for a
home run that soared over the right
field fence netting, 50 feet above the
ground. This is the first time a heme
run with the bases full ever was
made in a world series. Insofar as the
oldest soothsayer here can locate the
C. Mitchell Slashes Drive.
t. In the fourth Inning, after K.11-
duTf and Miller had singled with none
out, C. Mitchell on the hit-and-run
slashed a line drive to right cen
ter which the bounding Wamby
hauled down in time to complete an
unassisted triple play. After miking
the catch, all that Wamby had to do
wa to step over, touch second and
then tag the highly-ajouncd Miller,
wno was sprinting for the tag. This
is another world series record, al
though the unassisted triple play was
duplicated by Neal Ball of Cleveland
on the afternoon of July 10. 1909.
a. The Dodgers ran up 14 hits for
a total of 16 bases off Bagby and
these salve-saluting swats yielded
precisely one thin tally.
Dodgers Outlilt Indians.
4. The Dodgers outbatted the In
dians by 14 hits to 12. one nf Ktr
lyn'a hits being unofficially credited,
yet the same set of Dodgers - was
beaten 8 to 1. If this isn't another
record we'll inhale the score card.
5. The Dodgers hammered out 13
hits without scoring a tally. The 14th
safe blow was needed to produce the
6. In the third tnnlnir the. Tnri
laced out three clean hits without
setting a man as far as third base.
7. In the fourth Inning, with John
j ston on base. Grimes walked O'Neill
to get a whack at Professor Bagby.
The professor promptly retaliated by
lifting a home run into the center
Crowd Has Chttrlnj Fits.
It was in this fashion that the
merry athletes whlled away another
Indian summer afternoon while an
other big crowd passed from one
cheering fit into another. All this
record business may have been highly
pleasing to the populace, but the de
feat of Burleigh Grimes was a heavy
blow to Brooklyn hopes.
After the second home run the an
cient bard was vindicated. He knew
something after all.
'OM Grimes Is dead that good old man.
We ne'er shall see him more.
Since Smith and Eagby hit home runs
Ibut let tnose bevta score
With Grimes so badly battered.
yielding as he did six singles, two
home runs and a triple in four In
nings, the Dodgers must win with
Sherrod Smith tomorrow afternoon or
they will be out in the heart of the
barren lands without a guide.
For if Duster Mails stops Sherrod
Smith in tomorrow's game, Stanle;
Coveleskie and his Polish spitter re
port for duty on Tuesday where only
a budding miracle will carry the
Dodgers over the rock-fretted falls.
They must beat Mails with Smitl: or
Cleveland will make good her boast
of "four straight here at home."
Eye Blinkers Again Misalng.
Having removed the blinkers from
their batting eyes on Saturday irf the
first home same. the Indians re
ported today with the said blinkers
again missing. They tore into Grimes
with a rush that sewed up the battle
before a man was out. Jamieson and
Wamby singled at the start, Speaker
beat out a bunt and Elmer Smith fol
lowed with his historic crash that
sailed across the fight-field wall."
In the meanwhile, Bagby was either
kidding the Dodgers or his luck was
100 per cent pure, for they hit him
with everything but the bat bag and
yet couldn't score a run. In round
after round, the Dodgers rapped out
base hits only to have some mate
crack into a double or triple play.
They couldn't score with anything
and yet Bagby looked to be a spongy
target. In the second, Koncy tripled
with one gone and couldn't get home.
In the third. Miller singled and
Grimes hit into a double play. Olson
and Sheehan then followed with base
Concluded on Page 3, Column 3.)
Approximately Three-fourths of the
Total Is Received From In
come and Profits Levies.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 10. (By the
Associated Press.) America's tax
bill for the fiscal year ending June
30 amunted to $5,408,075,468. approx-
' I imately a billion and a half dollars
j more than paid into the federal treas-
ui j in iiie previous i - montns. i nc
figures were contained in the prelim
inary report of the commissioner of
internal revenue, made public tonight.
It showed that from income and
profits taxes the government re
ceived approximately three-fourths
of all its revenue. In these two items
there was an increase of $1,356,000.
000 over the fiscal year of 1910. re
ceipts for the two years being. 1920,
$3,957,701,000; 1919, $2,600,000,000.
From multifarious sources of "mis
cellaneous" taxation, the levy pro
duced $1,450,374,000, an increase of
Internal revenue receipts for 12
months by states and territories in
cluded: Alaska $500,650: Idaho $4. 963. 264;
Montana $6,770,257; Oregon $27,569.
223; Wyoming $4,225,282; Washing
The total for all states and terri
tories was $S.40R.07r.46S.
PROWLER ATTACKS GIRL
Ben Reed, 2 7, Held at Bay by John
Beaver Until Police Arrive.
Ben Reed, 27, was arrested last
night by Sergeant Crane and Patrol
man Sperry and charged with prowl
ing In the home of John Beaver, 1000
Leonard street, and attacking Mr.
Beaver's 14-year-old daughter. The
girl fought her assailant and escaped
injury except bruises about the
throat, caused by the man trying to
choke her. The police say Reed con
fessed that he had followed the girl
after she got off a street car and
had entered the house expecting to
find her alone.
Mr. and Mrs. Beaver were asleep
downstairs when the attack was
made. The father heard the girl
screaming and drove Reed Into a bed
room at the point of a revolver.
FAMILY FIGHT CHARGED
Woman Said to Have Broken Um
brella Over Mate's Head.
Mrs. J. M. Black, 33, and her hus
band, J. M. Black, 28, were arrested
at Tenth and Morrison streets last
night following a fight in which Mrs.
Black was alleged to have broken an
umbrella over her husband's head.
The quarrel was said to have started
over the disposal of their automobile.
Patrolmen Seely and Davis, who
made the arrest, said that after hit
ting Mr. Black with her umbrella, the
woman picked up a hammer and
chased her husband for nearly a .block.
The broken umbrella and the ham
mer wero taken to police heado.ua.r
ters as ev'dence.
STORE OF COTTON BURNS
70,000 Bales in $1,000,000 Blaze
Believed of Incendiary Origin.
CAMERON, Texas.. Oct. 10. Loss
estimated at $1,000,000 was the toll
taken by fire early today, which de
stroyed 70,000 bales of cotton and the
compress and warehouses of the Cam
eron Cotton Press company.
Officials said they believed the fire
was of incendiary oris'.n.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEPTERPAT'S Maximum temperature,
VJ.3 degrees; minimum. 64 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds.
Wilson chief asset of republicans. Page 1.
Idaho trains eye on poHtk-al arena. Page 3.
Hudson w-ill stump for Senator Jones.
Harding Joy-rides at engine throttle.
Washington parties map final offensive,
Cox declares Taft advised Wilson at cove
nunt sessions. Page 3.
British to attack Russian submarines on
sight. Pago 1.
Sweeping changes in postal relations of
the world to be effected. Page 6.
Lithuanian rebels take Vllna. 1'age -.
Wife of Kerensky and two sons escape to
Naval commander In Ireland is slain.
Fa go 3.
America's tax bill for 1920 fiscal year is
1S.408.075.46R. Page t.
Death cells open to condemned slayers of
Til Taylor. Page 4.
Six hundred on Pribiloff Islands facing
starvation. Fage 1.
Pacific Coast league results: Oakland 1-4.
Portland 1-3: Vernon and Salt Lake
postponed; Sacramento San Fran
cisco 3-1 .(second game It Innings);
Los Angeles 2-3, Seattle 3-2. Pago 8.
Sensational plays win for Cleveland.
McCarthy has eyes on Jack Britton.
Whitman's strength Is gridiron surprise of
Saturday. Page 9.
Share for Cleveland players In the event
of winning world's series will be $42U4
each. Page 1.
Cleveland wins 8 to 1 in amazing game.
Portland and Tictnity.
Aldrich says two wives may be his.
Directions for treatment of wheat seed for
smut given to growers. Page 14.
Value your wife, advises Dr. 'McElveen.
Two women In hospital result of automo
bile collision. 1'age 1$.
Plans for erection of Portland vegetable
oil factory arc being perfected. Page 14.
Portland lumDermen tavor better water
terminals on Atlantic coast to handle
cargoes, raga u.
Federal engineers to hear channel proposal
upon return to r-oniana. l age 7.
Tortland banker go to convention.
Ex-Officer Is Ready to Be
CONFESSION IS GUARDED
Liquor, Women, Night Life
Blamed for Downfall.
SECOND BRIDE HIS CHOICE
Prisoner I Confident He Can An
nul First Wedding and Have
Had C'lHH-k Charge-. Dropped.
With a despairing sliru; of the
shoulders. Glen T. Aldrich. ex-lieutenant.
Vnitcd States navy, guardedly
confessed to a reporter for The Ore
sonian in the city jail yesterday that
he may he wanted in Chicago for big
amy as well as for passing bad checks
Night life along Chicago's white
way, interspersed with all-night cab
aret parties, wild women and strong
liquor were given by the Chicago
fugitive as the cau.se of his downfall.
"Honestly. I have no recollection of
my marriage, to Lillian Dombrow, but
in view of the reports from Chicago,
I am now ready to believe that it
must be true," he admitted. "I am
old enough and smart enough to know
that they wouldn't accuse me of that
first marriage unless they had proof
of It. However, I want to see the
Aldrich DlKruanra Spree.
It was with an apparent reluctance
that Aldrich consented yesterday to
discuss his brief but meteoric career,
during which time he was said to
have married two Chicago girls within
ten days of each other, and topped off
his Jouble matrimonial ventures with
passing bad checks which ho admits
total $1S00. and which the Chicago
police assert aggregate $4000.
For two days Aldrich lias consist
ently maintained that he knows noth
ing of his reported marriage to Lil
lian Dombrow at Oak Park, 111., on
September 25. but when confronted
yesterday with an ' Associated Press
dispatch telling of this first marriage,
lie admitted, "they must have the
"Which of the two wives are you
going to stick by?" he was asked.
Second Wife III Choice.
"Why, the second one, the one, I
married in Great Flls. of course," he
instantly answeicd. "She is the only
one I recognize as my wife, and as
soon as I Ret to Chicago 1 am going
to have my attorneys file a petition
for the annullment of the first mar
riage." When he was informed that it was
the second marriage which was il
legal, rather than the first, Aldrich
expressed confidence in his ability to
get rid of wife No. 1 in order that
he might retain wife No. 2. whom he
married at Great Falls. Mont., Sep
tember 7, last.
"I will get the marriage to the Chi
cago girl annulled on the ground that
It was performed while I was men
tally irresponsible," he said. "I have
no recollection of it, and don't antici-
i pate having any trouble in procuring
evidence of my mental condition' dur
ing the two weeks I was so drunk.
My friends who helped me to spend
more than $6000 during those two
weeks will stick by me enough to
show what condition I was in."
Wife No. 1 Hu Letters.
On Saturday Aldrich would admit
nothing concerning the 18-year-old
bride in Chicago, whom, according to
reports, he married after a courtship
of less than a week. These Chicago
dispatches told of the wife having
received a letter from him while he
was in Seattle, urging her to have
their marriage annulled. He was in
formed that this letter in his hand
writing is now lij her possession.
"I think, when she checks up on the
date, she will find that that letter
was written to her even before I got
to Seattle." he said yesterday. "In
fact, I wrote It several days before
I reached there."
Aldrich was not so debonair in
appearance and actions yesterday as
he was the preceding day. In fact,
he was plainly worried. He ex
pressed fear that the navy depart
ment would start hji investigation
and have him court-martialed be
cause of the bad checks and the al
leged bigamy revelations. He insists
he Is still on the reserve list, class A.
and 6ubject to court-martial.
Life. He Wars, la Ruined.
This thing has ruined my life and
set me back to where I was 15 years
ago." he said.
Although a detailed description of
Aldrich as sent out by the Chicago
poJice gives his age as 42, he said
yesterday he Is but 36 years old.
"They must have got that age off
the marriage license," he laughed.
"Which one?" he was asked.
"The one in Chicago," was his emil
Although he admitted practically
everything, Aldrich would not admit
having posed as a lieutenant-commander
in the navy during his two
weeks of riotous living just prior to
his leaving Chicaso.
"I never even wore my uniform
once during those two weeks." he
said. "My standing In the business
world was worth more to me than the
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