Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 04, 1921, Page 2, Image 2

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FEBRUARY 4, 1921
? Borah and Democratic Lead
5 es Agree on Test.
Southern Solons ExcJiange Words
j Over Charge That Sugar Trust
t Exists and Aid In herj.
- Washington. D. C. Feb. 3. Sen-
ator Borah reached an understanding
- today with Senators Underwood and
Simmons, senate democratic leaders.
i- for an early vote on the emergency
' tariff bill, probably tomorrow.
A similar understanding had been
" reached last Monday when the vote
was taken on cloture. Several re
publican senators, including Borah.
t oted against cloture aa a result, and
after its defeat Senator Simmons
asked unanimous consent to fix the
day for the tariff vote.
In negotiating with Senator Borah
and one or two other republicans,
'. the democratic leaders did not take
- into account Senator Williams of
Mississippi, who appeared on the
floor of the senate when the Simmons
motian was offered and interposed
v an objection.
Wllliama in Artfmfit.
It is understood that the Mississippi
senator has agreed to sucn a mono"
since that time.
Senator McKellar, democrat. Ten
v neaaee. had a brief colloquy with Sen
ator Kamsdell, democrat, Louisiana,
upon a demand of the latter for proof
L of his statements that a sugar trust
existed. Four or five senators went
. to Mr. McKellar s aid. but Mr. Rama
k dell declined to be convinced, con-
eluding that he would "neither deny
nor affirm the existence of such
' . The Tennessee senator challenged
supporters of the bill to show how It
would aid the farmers, asserting that
.- little of their product remained on
" tha farm. He declared that the pro
. nosed tariff on sugar would mean
: only that congress was 'legislating
money into the pocketa of tha sugar
trust" and estimated tbat on three
1 necessities, meats, flour and sugar,
the country would be taxed between
' Jl.oOO.OOO.OOO and 000,000.000.
; Proflteera Said ta Braeflt.
"Senators have admitted that this
bill ia going to help the speculators
and the profiteers more than anybody
else. The senator from Kansas
knows it, too, yet I suppose he will
vota for it. I want to say that if ha
. does, after tha speech he has made.
- he will have to hold his nose.
Senator McLean, republican. Con
necticut. said the intention was to
- save the agricultural industry. Mr.
McKellar replied that the life of the
law would be too short Mr. McLean
v replied that while it migh cause an
increase in prices ha felt the belter
course would be for the country to
. pay them now, rather than to await
V destruction of the farming business
and then pay him high prices per
. manently.
" Senator Fletcher accused the re-
publicans of using the tariff bill to
make protectionists out of all farm
I ers and "sew up their votes on every
protective tariff question."
The senate will meet an hour ear-
lier tomorrow.
Printers Employers Open Fire on
; Proposal to Make Cut.
ST. LOUIS; Feb. 3. A fight against
reducing the working week from 48
' hours, as demanded by union printers,
was launched today at a conference
of employers of job and commercial
printers of tha middle west. The cut
would decrease Production and raise
prices, they contend.
Kffolutlons adopted pledged the
employers ti reject "the demands for
a 44-hour week" and to refuse to
make any contracts on less than a
48-hour ba3is
The conference was attended by
1S delegates, representing 1977 shops
with 2,006 employes in 49 cities, it
was announced. Members of the
conference voted to appropriate a
aum equal to 5 Per cent of tneir re
spective mechanical payroll for a
fund to carry on the fight.
- (Continued Prom First Pare.)
against the deportation of Ludwig
C. A. K. Martens, official propaganda
disseminator in the United States for
the soviet regime.
Permit Is Withdrawal.
The tentative permit for the use of
the auditorium was withdrawn by
the mayor, and in a pointed letter, he
announced that Portland would not
tolerate the kind of meetings planned
by the Steffens' adherents. This
" aroused the wrath of certain elements
whose representatives .waited upon
the mayor Wednesday afternoon, to
- demand explanations.
It was at this meeting that the
'- Rev. Mr. Howard made certain as
sertions which Bishop Sumner took
' pains to establish as not being rep
resentative of the attitude of the
Episcopal church. Mr. Howard is
chaplain of tha Good Samaritan hos-
pltal and is chairman of tha social
servica committee of the Oregon dio-
. cese of the church.
William Bryon, local head of th
department of Justice, was asked by
Hal M. White, secretary to Mayor
Baker, to investigate the records of
- Steffens and Tucker. Tucker was
found to have been convicted at Chi
cago in the court of Federal Judge
Landis of violation of the espionage
act at tha same time tbat Victor
Berger was found guilty. Tha su
preme court of the United States re
cently ordered a retrial of the cse.
' Bishop Sumner got into communi
cation with Mayor Baker as soon St
he read newspaper accounts of the
reception to the delegation of dis
contented on Wednesday.
"I want to make it absolutely plain
to you. Mr. Baker," said tha bishop,
that Chaplain Howard's remarks are
- his own. and are not Indicative of
the sentiment of the Episcopal church
nor any branch or committee thereof.
As an American citizen Chaplain
Howard has a perfect right to ex
press his own sentiments, but he Is
not authorised to speak for the
Owra Views Are Expressed.
The bishop assured Mayor Baker
of his support. Later Bishop Sumner
expressed his own views of the con
troversy. "I have not had tha opportunity of
studying the situation," he said, "so
I am not In a position to speak
authoritatively. However, I do want
to say this much. I have the great
est confidence In Mayor Baker. He
has made a splendid executive. I feet
certain that he has made a careful
survey of conditions and I am par-
Ifect'y satisfied to repose my trust
in his judgment."
Bishop Sumner also made it plain to
Chaplain Howard that he was not In
a position to speak for the Episcopal
church. The chaplain, in addressing
the mayor, made one inquiry as to
what he should report to his social
service committee. . .
Owai Opinion Recognised.
"Chaplain Howard is perfectly en
titled to his own opinions," the bishop
said, "but he waa not authorized by
the committee to investigate this
matter and he was not speaking on
behalf of tha committee, nor did ha
represent the committee at the pro
test meeting. He was there in his
own capacity solely."
B. A. Green, In announcing his In
tention of carrying the dispute Into
the courts, took issue with the story
of the meeting as printed in The Ore
gon lan.
Mayor Baker said that the meet
ing could not be held at all," Green
insisted. "You can ask the mayor
himself, and he will support my
version of It."
The mayor was asked, but he failed
to agree with Green.
I said that I had not made up
my mind on that phase of the situa
tion," Mayor Baker insisted last
night. "I am making a careful study
of the matter. Steffens cannot use
the auditorium. Whether he can
speak elsewhere Is yet to be deter
Green I'ncertain on Course.
Green was not sura last night as
to Just what his future actions would
be. He declared that he might bring
mandamus or Injunction proceedings
against the mayor and council, but
which or why, he did not state.
In the opinion of the city attorney,
mandamus proceedings to force the
council to allow the use of the audi
torium, would be absurd. In effect.
he declared, this would be rule by
tha courts Instead of by duly-elected
representatives of the people, which
carried to its logical end, would mean
that a Judge could order the commis
sioners to vote for or against any
measure, at his pleasure. Mr. Grant
refused to be directly quoted.
The secret meeting of the council,
at which utmost support of the mayor
was decided upon, came to light yes
terday. Each councilman emphatic
ally declared he would back Mayor
Baker to the limit
A quantity of . radical literature,
submitted to Hal White by the pro
ponents of the meeting, was held as
evidence of the nature of the pro
posed assembly. Messages and tele
grams from municipal authorities of
cities in which Steffens has lectured
were also being assembled by the
mayor's office.
11111 KILLED FOB Sill
Murderer Declares Sole Purpose
In Slaying Was to Obtain
Small Sam of Money, .
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 3.
(Special.) John Kacerauskas, 36, a
worker in the plant of the Ameri
can Graphophone company at Bridge
port, was arrested early today and
charged with the murder of Mrs.
Joseph Cherniak, 38, at Indian River.
Milford, late Wednesday afternoon.
Kacerauskas has admitted, the police
say, that he struck the woman with
an iron bar and then hacked and beat
her to death with a hatchet while
three of her six children looked on,
an infant of four weeks lying in a
crib nearby.
The murderer said his sole purpose
was to get a sum of money, a little
mora than J 100, which tha husband of
the slain woman, a fellow worker in
the graphophone plant, had told Mm
he had saved to pay on a mortgage
on their home.
Kacerauskas was pursued in the
woods about Indian River several
hours by a posse. Once they came
close to him and fired several shots,
but soon lost him in the darkness.
He lost his overcoat In the chase":
In one of the pockets was found
soma graphophone record filings.
These led to the factory, where the
foreman Identified the garment as
one having been wOrn by Kaceraus
kas. Detectives went to his Organ
street house and found him asleep
in bed. At first he denied knowledge
of the crime, but under severe grill
ing broke down. He told tha detec
tives he had paid his landlady $10
for board, and paid a debt of $10 and $82 left. A pair of bloodstained
trousers which the man bad washed
were found in his rooms.
According to the story of 16-year-
old May Cherniak, the murderer first
attacked the mother in the yard and
tried to throw a rope around her
neck. She got -into the house and
locked the door. Kacerauskas broke
window with a rock, made his way
IB and then began to hit ber with
a hatchet.
Census of Quantity Held by Drug
Firms to Be Made.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. A census
of liquor in the possession of whole
sale druggists has been ordered by
Prohibition Commissioner Kramer to
determine the length of the ban
against withdrawal of intoxicants
from bonded warehouses.
Orders have gone to all federal
prohibition directors, officials said,
to submit to prohibition headquarters
an estimate of the amount of liquor
in their districts free from bond.
When the result is known, offi
cials explained, thay can determine
how long the stoppage of withdrawals
to continue without interfering
with stimulants prescribed for sick
ness. . .
Baseball Players' Case Feb. 9. '
CHICAGO. Feb. The cases of
the eight Chicago American league
baseball players and others indicted
for alleged complicity in the throw
ing of games in the 1919 world series
will be brought into court February
when a date will be set for arraign.
Mexican Dies of Cholera.
EL PASO. Tex.. Feb. 3. Jesus So-
soya, Mexican, found dead near an ir
rigation canal at Juarez, died of
cholera, according to physicians who
held an autopsy today. Juarei has
begun a moral and physical clean-up,
according to Mayor Rodriguez.
Chile to Get Big Loan.
NEW YORK. Feb. t. Bankers rep
resenting the Latin-American group
today confirmed reports that a loan
approximating $25,000,000 to the Chil
ean government would be consum
mated soon. Final details await ca
bles from Chile.
St. Louis Orchestra Leader Dead.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3. Max Zach. con
ductor of the St. Louts Symphony or
chestra, died today from pneumonia.
He became ill two weeks ago follow
ing tha extraction of an ulcerated
B. & R. green f'amps for cash.
Holman Fuel Co. Mala SS3. S60-JL
Federal Probe Into Working
- Conditions Halts.
Reply to Carriers' Plea for Abro
gation of Agreement to Be
Made by Labor Leaders.
PHifAfiO. Feb. 3. The controversy
between American railroads and their
employes over abrogation of me na
tional agreement on working condi
tions was in abeyance tonight with
the adjournment until Monday of the
hearing on rules and working condi
tions before' the railroad labor board.
Today's session closed the most
heated week of the hearing, a week
filled with sweeping charges and
counter-charges. Appeal by both em
ployes and carriers to President Wil
son, and a' statement to the board
from the railroad executives that,
unless relief in the form. of reduced
operating expenses were granted, the
transportation system would be
thrown into chaos and possibly bank
ruptcy, were features of the ses
sions. Today's session was expected to
hear the employes' reply to the re
quest of W. W. Atterbury, vioe-presl-dent
of the Pennsylvania lines, who.
In behalf of the American Associa
tion of Railway Executives, urged Im
mediate abrogration of tha national
agreements, but labor representatives
failed to appear and npon their re
quest they were granted until Monday
to present their side.
According to the programme, sev
eral statements will be presented to
the board Monday. B. M. Jewell, rep
resenting rallrpad employes of the
American Federation of Labor, -will
make the principal reply.
E. T. Whiter, chairman of the car
riers' committee, read a supplemen
tary statement from General Atter
bury in the nature of a reply to
charges made by Mr. Jewell in a tele
gram to the president that the roads
could not support their claims of
threatened financial disaster. The
statement Quotes T Dewitt Cuyler,
chairman of the executives' assocla
tion. as authority for the assertion
that in January 38 railroads failed
to earn opecating expenses. Twenty
eight other roads, he said, did not
earn taxes and fixed charges above
operating expenses. These two groups.
he said, constituted 40 per cent of the
railroad mileage.
This condition obtained, he declares,
although 64 companies had reduced
their forces by 200,000 men since Sep
tember 1.
No decision on General Atterbury's
request for immediate abrogation of
the agreements will be rendered by
the board until after the employes
make their reply.
President-Elect May Complete Trip
by Rail to Keep Engagement
at St. Augustine.
PALM BEACH. Fla., Feb. 3. The
houseboat Victoria, carrying President-elect
Harding, got into diffi
culties today and fell so far behind
her schedule that her passengers may
leave her tomorrow or Saturday and
complete by rail the trip to St. Au
gustine, where Mr. Harding has an
engagement for Monday.
The Victoria's most serious delay
today occurred a short distance above
Pompano, where she rammed her nose
Into the mud. She was undamaged
and was pulled off by a speedboat
Senator Fall, Direct Front Hard
ing, Names Hughes, Daugherty.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. Senator
Fall of New Mexico, who -returned to
his seat today after having acconr
panied President-eleot Harding south,
said it was his "judgment" that Mr.
Harding had not decided definitely
on his cabinet. The senator also said
It was his "judgment" that Charles
E. Hughes would be selected as sec
retary of state and that Harfy M,
Daugherty, Mr. Harding's pre-con-vention
campaign manager, would be
in the cabinet.
"There was very little serious dis
cussion of any kind with the president-elect,"
Senator Fall said, refer
ring to the Florida trip. "I did dis
cuss the Mexican question, but not to
any detail."
Numerous conferences were held
today between senators and Mr,
Daugherty, who accompanied Senator
Fail to the capitoi. Senators Lodge
and Knox were among those who
talked to Mr. Daugherty.
Funeral Services for Late) Executive
Held at Augusta.
AUGUSTA, Me., Feb. 3. The fu
neral of Governor Parkhurst, Who
died Monday, after serving only three
weeks as governor, was held today.
Rev Alva ft. Scott, pastor of the
Unitarian church in Bangor, where
Governor Parkhurst worshipped, de
livered the eulogy.
The body was removed to Bangor,
where the committal service was
Wife of Tacoma Capitalist Passes
Away at Prayer Meeting. ,
TACOMA, Wash.. Feb. 3. Mrs. Rose
"Tozer, 62, wife of Albert Tozer, re
tired capitalist and lumberman,
dropped dead shortly after noon today
while testifying at a prayer meeting
at the First Baptist church.
Mrs. Tozer had Just made the state
ment that she had prayed consistently
for 23 years when she dropped to the
floor. She was dead when a physi
cian reached her side.
Allies Are Expected to Consider
American Mesopotamia Plan.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Confidence
was expressed today at the state de;
partment that the allies would not
act finally on a mandate for- Mesopo
tamia or other territory In the same
category without considering the at
titude of the United States as de
fined In Secretary Colby's note to
Great Britain last November.
The secretary requested that tha
draft mandates be referred to tha
American government before submis
sion to the ' league of nations as
sembly. The publication in this country of
a draft mandate for Mesopotamia has
given rise to a suggestion that the
allies had embarked on a course of
Ignoring tha United States, but state
department officials said there was
nc evidence that the published draft
had been handed to the league, or
that It was final. '
Applications Made for Ten-Year
Leases on Two Claims of
2560 Acres Each.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) The latest' oil discoveries In
the north have been reported from
the Admiralty island district near
Juneau, where a number of recent
locations have been made. John T.
White and W. D. Brown have made
applications for a ten-year lease on
two claims of 2560 acres each.
The United States land office has
begun issuing deeds to the owners of
lots in the Jseatter tract, an addition
to the town of Juneau, which has
been in litigation for the last ten
years. The tract comprises 39 lota
end is considered the finest view
property In Juneau,
Leonard Seppala, three times win
ner of the dog derby at Nome, recent
ly left that place for Nenana, where
ho Will report to the Alaska engineer
ing .commission for service between
ends of the eteel on the railroad. He
will run on a fast mail and express
schedule with his famous dog team.
A placer strike was made last
month on Douglas island, near the
town of Douglas, and has created a
great deal of excitement in the north.
The discoverers, two old-timers, re
fused to divulge the exact location of
the find, but declared it is on the sur
face of a large quartz ledge, like the
or'ginal Treadwell, and that work
will be done on the ledge in th
spring, as well as development-of the
placer deposit. .
a a
- Harry Cobb has filed suit for $55,
000 against the North Pacific Sea
Products company in the name of his
brother, Louis Cobb, an Inmate of the
insane aslyum at Sedro-Woolley. It
was alleged in the suit that the de
fendant company was guilty of ex
cessive cruelty toward Cobb and that
it was responsible for his insanity.
William Paul of Wrangel, one of
the well-educated Indians of south
eastern Alaska, recently was elected
an official delegate to congfess by
tne natives of the coast district. He
will act 8 their special attorney in
all cases regarding their Interests to
come before the cordmitteee in con
gress. Paul is a graduate of the
Alaska public schools and received
nis higher education at Carlisle In
dlan sohool, at Carlisle, Pa.
The Yukon Gold company's hydro
electric power plant at Twelve Mile
creek, on the Klondike river, is being
dismantled and will be shipped to
aiaiay during the coming cummer,
where it will be used to furnish
power in the mines.
Mi.'hoIIand & Hough Failure Leaves
Lees Than $10,000 to Meet
Claims of Creditors.
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) Appraisers have finished work
on the partnership estate of the
defunct and embeizlijijr bond broker
age house of Milholland & Hough,
and find that the firm's gross assets
will fall from $1000 to 32000 below
the estimated maximum of 310,000
made by David R. Glasgow, admin
istrator. "The assets do not assay very
high," said Administrator Glasgow
tcday,- "and I am afraid my early
estimate of $10,000 ia a couple of
thousand high."
The appraisers valued the personal
property of the firm In the offices in
the Sherwood building at $800. A sec
ond item was $488 in cash in the bank
here, and $466 on deposit to the firm's
credit with the Guaranty Trust com
pany of New York.
A fourth item was a doubtful claim
cf $750 against the brokerage house
of J. H. Miller & Co., Portland, Or.;
while another item amounted to $350.
This item represents Teal irrigation
bond coupons due and found In the
firm's office.
The largest item was appraised at
$4250 and consists of the firm's equity
in the Hill county bTlnds held by the
Guaranty Trust company of New York.
This sum represents an amount above
what Is due tha New York bankers.
The appraisers placed a zero mark
after the Teal irrigation bonds, which
various banks hold, for the reason
that they have no Value above the
amount of the obligations against
them. x ,
Ten Birds of Paradise Fonnd In
Newcomer's Trousers
' NEW YOR-k. Feb.. 3, A ship's cook
who. essayed without rehearsal the
role of a fat man in an attempt to
evade customs 'nspectbrs, was held
5 Cents a Day
$1.50 A MONTH
Secures . the best family medicine
treatment, which is
Hood's Sarsaparilla
for the blood, stomach, liver eiid
kidneys. Creates an appetite, aids
digestion, makes food taste good.
More Than This
It purifies, vitalizes and en
thA hlond. I.. eradicated
tarrh, scrofula, rheumatism, makes
the weak - strong. Gives you more
real uplift and help than any other
treatment for three times the money.
Get Hood's today.
A word to the wi. e Is sufficient. .
:For a mild, effective laxative, or
active cathartic, take Hood's Pills.
nv JL JL Ji iLlLiL
here today and charged with viola
tion of the customs laws
JoseDh Venier. the galley lord, wad
dled with diffioutly down the gang
plank of the President Wilson yes
terday. Customs men investigated.
Ten birds of Paradise, their gorgeous
plumage unruffled, were found with
in hie trousers.
1920 FIREL0SS $19,92C
Walla Walla Fire Chief Says All
but $4475 Was Insured.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Feb. 3.
(Special.) Actual fire losses in Walla
Walla not covered by insuranoe were
$4475 in 1920, according to the annual
report of William Metz, fire chief.
Total value of buildings and con
tents menaced by fires In 1920 was
(123,900 and the value of property de-mi-nvaA
wan tilt Tntfil insurance
An Ihaea hi, 1 1 i n tra- 11 Tl d enntents WaS
$82,750 and the insured loss was $15,-
PORTLANDERS are proud of Reed College, and the proudest
are those who live In
neighbors to that splendid institution.
A municipal golf links and other attractions add to the
general desirability of this beautiful bomesite.
246 Stark St.
THE large attendance yesterday (the first day of the auction)
indicates that the people of this section fully appreciate the
importance of this sale its money-saving advantages its
unusual character the high quality and great variety of pieces avail
ablethe opportunity it presents to buy rare Oriental Rugs at one's
own price, despite conditions in Persia that influence mounting prices
and growing scarcity.
Auction will be for a few days only until
a certain amount of necessary immediate cash
is raised.
- We want every friend and patron to get
i.---,---rr5 their full share of the benefits that accrue to
S?s buyers at this sale.
promptly at 2 P.
beginning the 2d
of hundreds of finest
At Your Own Price!
Tonight's session at 8 P. M.
Alder at
Total loss In 1919 was $46,
Anti-Saloon League Declares Inter.
ference Now Too Early.
word of cheer for home brewers was
sounded here today by wayne a.
Whaeler, counsel for the Anti-Saloon
league, attending the state conven
tinn of tha organization.
"Tightening up" activities of those
interested In prohibition enforcement
should not be directed tor tne present
at those making intoxicating bever
ages for their own use he said, ar
though they were technically violat
ing the law.
Canal Tolls Show Increase.
I WASHINGTON. Feb. S, Panatna
canal tolls in January amounted to
day of the great Atiyeh
$1,095,864, exceeding by $80,000 the
previous record, tha war department
was Informed In a dispatch from
Governor Harding. Vessels passing
through the canal during the month
numbered 282.
Naval Vessels at Pearl Harbor.
HONOLULU, T. H., Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) Twelve naval vessels, new to
Hawaiian waters are riding at an
chor at Pearl Harbor for permanent
duty. They are the cruiser Baltimore,
the mine sweepers Pelican, Tanager,
Sanderllng and Thrush and Eagla
boats 6, 7, 8. 10 and 14, and De
stroyers Ludlow and Sprotson.
Read The Oregonian classified ads, i
Portland Shipyard Worker
Says Tanlac Overcame
His Troubles After He
Had Suffered Six Years.
"Before I took Tanlac a half hour
Job tired me 6ut more than a whole
day's work does now, said rt. J.
Piatt, 899 East Couch street, Port
land, well-known rivet tester at the
Vancouver shipyards.
'It beats anything I ever saw the
way this medicine puts a man on his
feet. I suffered terribly for six years
with indigestion and constipation. 1
had no appetite and what I did eat
caused gas and nausea so bad that
it was all I could do to retain my
fcod, and I was constantly taking
Alder at
Tenth St.
j The Ampico l
l "The Eventual Piano' I
... . .
You will change your old
instrument some day for this in
comparable reproducing piano.
Hear it at
I $Jltrmai?tyct!& & fix
0 ttfiUnd.e of Merit Onl
1 Seventh Floor.
n I I
Street I
VasaF-W-aBBBBBF-w-aaw- m i w
something for constipation. My work
was a drag and seemod to grow
heavier all the time, and I lost so
much strength and energy and be
came so weak I could hardly awing
my hammer to rivet bolts. I tried
everything I could hear tell of, but
instead of finding relief kept getting
"When a lady friend told me of the
wonderful good Tanlac had done her,
1 began taking it, and the medicine
helped me from the very start, and
now I am just brim fin of new life
and energy and never felt beUer in
my life. My appetite is fine, nothing
I eat hurts me, and I am stron
than 1 have been in years, ana y
Work is a pleasure. Tanlac d'd M
me In a few weeks what I had beciiS
trying for years to get other medicines
lo do.
Tanlac Is sold in Portland by the
Owl Drug Co. Adv.