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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1921
. BY AGEE DEFENSE
Bloody Coat and Knife Are
Produced in Court.
WITNESS REMAINS COOL
Ulan Who Told of Improper Rela
tions AVith -Murder Defendant
Xow Under Fire. '
(Continued From Firgt Page.)
of spectators crowded about the door
way to the courtroom.
Witness Is Silent.
Tid you ever see that blood on the
sleeve of the coat before?" demanded
the attorney, forcing Klecker's eyes
to follow his. The man did not an
swer. "No, you had nothing to do with
the murder, did you? Yet you told all
you could about that girl when her
life was at stake to help in her con
viction." "I didn't want to tell It," muttered
"Well, you did tell It, and you told
It to save yourself!" accused Collier.
As he spoke he whipped from his
I-ocket a folding hunting knife,
sprung open the blade and exhibited
it before the eyes of Klecker. who
drew back from it slightly. The at
torney waved the keen, red-stained
Llade under the nose of the witness.
Knife Thruxt on Witness.
Look at that bloody knife and tee
if that recalls anything to your
mind!" demanded Collier.
Klecker appeared slightly bewil
dered. He said nothing.
"Never seen that before, have
Jf Klecker answered his reply was
lost in the further demand of Collier.
'Take it. Take it in your hand and
look at it closely!"
Klecker, with but slight show of
reluctance, allowed the knife to be
placed in his hand. His eyes traveled
along its five-inch stained blade. The
weapon gleamed wickedly In the red
dish light of eourtroom incan
descents. As the witness etared at him Col
lier fired his parting shot. He de
manded to know it the presence of
the knife and the piece of music
which Klecker already had Identified
in pockets of the coat was not the
underlying reason for Klecker's will
ingness to disclose alleged intimate
relHtions between himself and Mrs.
Agee, furnishing tha state with a love
motive for the slaying of Agee.
Courtrooms never held a more dra
matic situation. The chief witness
for the state in a trial of surpassing
Interest, in which a woman was ac
cused of one of the most revolting
murders In the annals of local crime,
had been confronted with evidence of
so damning a nature that if not con
troverted it might lead him to the
gallows instead of the woman on
Klecker Allowed to- Go.
Tk. Ttrnxecution. still having faith
In its star witness, did not object to
Klecker's leaving the courtroom un
v,i hnii of J500. which was de
manded of him as a material witness
in the case. State's attorneys sneered
. .u- and whispered "frame
up," but spectators freely prophesied
that their last chance to convict
Agee of the murder of her husband
h minor sensations dis-
.tA i tho cross-examination of
K-wker hv Collier was the fact that
s.nce the murder and while out on
bail. Klecker had married a san jjietsu
rt.i in T.n Angeles.
In his examination of Klecker, Col
lier learned that Klecker twice had
been married, the last time on July
1. 19 days after the murder and while
out on bail.
Second Weddln.gr Described.
"When did you decide to get mar
ried this second time:" asKea tne
"In a taxi outside of Los Ajigeles.
' lYes, but when?"
Tb last nicht in June."
"iner the insinuation had been
made that you might have had
something to do with the murder of
Agee in order to get him out of the
way. wasn't it 7" pursued Lomer.
"No, sir." answered Klecker.
W'hat was the reason, then?"
I was in love with the girl." ex
plained the man. who had testified
not 20 minutes prior to Improper re
lations with Mrs. Agee extending up
until two days prior to the murder,
"Oh. I see." commented Collier, as
he changed his tack and asked the
witness the size of the overcoat he
Kl'ecker has been employed as a
Janitor at the Henry building, but was
something of a musician, playing in
local bands. He had been giving Mrs
Agee music lessons on the trombone
for about three months before the
slaying. The musio sheet produced In
court was for the trombone and was
Identified by Klecker as one used in
the instruction of Mrs. Agee.
Source of Coat Mystery
As the defense has not yet put on
Its case, nothing has been revealed
as to where the overcoat, knife and
music sheet were found. The defense
has promised to show that they were
discovered not many blocks from the
murder scene and to prove that the
music was in a pocket of the coat.
An important feature in connection
with the production of the long
bladed, sharp-pointed hunting knife
was the insistence placed by the de
fense attorney in cross-examining
physicians who had inspected th
gash in Agee's throat on minute de
scriptions of the nature of the wound
The doctors all agreed that the gash
was deeper in the center than on th
extremes and all said that such a cu
could have been made much more
easily with a knife than with a razor,
though conceding it as possible tha
a razor could have inflicted the
Detective Takes Stand.
Just before Klecker was put on th
witness stand, the defense scored dur
lng the testimony of John A. Goltz,
police Inspector. Goltz had given it
as his opinion that the wound had
been made by a person standing to
the rear of the bed where Agee lay
sleeping and by drawing the blade
Ci '-h weapon from right to left.
"You knew, did you not, that Mrs.
Agee was left-handed?" asked Col
lier. "I was told so." admitted Goltz.
"It would have been rather a dif
ficult feat for a left-handed person
to have inflicted the wound as you
described, would it not?"
Goltz conceded the point.
Introducing the series of surprises
In the court of Judge Morrow last
night was tha sudden fainting of a
young woman called to testify just
prior to calling Klecker. Mrs. Nellie
Young was called by the prosecution.
As she stepped from the rear of the
courtroom to the railing, she gasped
and fell headlong In a faint. She was
removed to the Judge's chambers
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where her condition was reported not
to be eerious.
She was subject to such spells. It
Direct examination of Klecker was
conducted By Pierce. Klecker gave his
age as 30 years and his residence as
26o Eleventh street. He said he met
Mrs. Agee about three months before
the last Rose Festival. She wanted
o take lessons of him and telephoned
im concerning this, he testified.
Blame Is Shifted.
A noticeable feature of his entire
testimony was his apparent eagerness
throw all the initiative for their
relations on the shoulders of the
woman, avoiding everything himself
He continued to give her lessons
p to "two weeks before the June
1," obviously evading the use of the
word "murder." He said Tier children
frequently were at home when he was
glvign her a lesson, and that he saw
her husband several times.
"Were there any acts of familiarity
at home?" asked Pierce.
Yes, sir. The first one was when
he went close to me and kind-a
eaned on me. This was about the
third lesson. Then 6he wanted to
ick wild flowers, and I toldi her tha
woods were full of them."
Did you ever kiss her in the
"Did she ever make anv. remark
about her husband?"
Trip Is Suggested.
'She said she married him onlv
because her folks wantea her to. She
said he wasn't classy enough for her."
flecker said Mrs. Agee tried to
persuade him to take a trip with her
o Jiioany. Dut tnat he declined. He
said he was with her three times
away from home.
"One night she wanted me to e:o to
a dance and I didn't," testified Kleck-
"I said, "Let's1 go to a hotel." hut
she said no. She said that we might
go to Mount Tabor. We went near
the reservoir on the sidehill. W"e left
at 12 o'clock."
Clandestine Meeting: Confessed.
Klecker went on to sav that Mrs.
Agee called hi-m. ud several davs liter
at his home and made an aooointment
with him. As he talked Klecker per
spired freely. Under grilling- by Col
lier later the beads of sweat stood out
on his forehead. Mrs. Agee listened
to all the proceedings with an- air al
most that of a disinterested party.
She appeared the least moved in the
courtroom by some of the revelations.
The witness told of a clandestine
meeting with Mrs. Agoe later at
Vfhich they walked up to the canyon
at the head of Jefferson atreet. He
put her on the street car for her
home, he said.
On the night of the murder Klecker
explained his whereabouts by saying
tnat he had played with a Rose Festi
val band at three hotels and! went
home about 10:30 o'clock. He smoked
and read a bit and retired at 11:30
o'clock, he said.
Klecker testified that he saw 'no
one he knew on his way home who
might corroborate his story, and that
on arriving home there was no one
there to greet him, his sister, who
lived with him, being in Oregon City.
He declared that he must have been
asleep at the hour of the murder.
The first thing he knew about the
murder was when he read it in the
paper the next morning, he asserted
Klecker Tells of Relations.
On cross-examination Collier in
quired Into lines of work in which
Klecker had been engaged in his life
time. Except for 20 months" service
in the navy during the war, Klecker
could point to no work lasting more
than a few months between 1916 and
the present. He had been a janitor.
musician, shipyard worker, harvest
hand, etc Two hiatuses were ex-1
plained as months spent in San Diego
'seeing a girl friend.
Klecker admitted that he had told
between a dozen and 25 persons in
the Henry building concerning his
relations with Mrs. Agee since the
murder. Before the murder he said
he had told some of his intimates.
Birds of a feather," was the com
ment of Collier.
Asked if-he had any idea that tell
ing such things would help the wom
an in Jail charged with a capital
crime. Klecker replied that he "wasn't
thinking about it."
Court Grows Impatient.
"You told it the first time in order
to get yourself out of jail, didn't you.
and to divert suspicion from, your
self?" asked the attorney.
Klecker made no audiblo answer.
"Did you tell these things to help
or hurt the womaji?"
"I guess it . didn't help any." was
Concerning the music sheet, on re
direct examination, which was not
concluded last night, Klecker said he
had never taken it outside Mrs.
The court at times grew impatient
with Klecker's deliberation. His re
plies all were in very low tones and
given only after considerable reflec
Klecker is a man of medium build,
dark complexion and black, curly
Dim stains on a black-handled razor
picked up near tha Agee home the
night of the murder of Harry Agee
gave a "brilliant" blood reaction when
the metal was touched at any point
with the chemical formula of Dr.
George A. Cathey, testified that physi
cian on the witness stand yesterday
afternoon. These same spots tested
as blood under the examinaiton of
James Hunter, Bertillon expert, it was
The state alleged that this is the
weapon which slashed the throat of
Agee as he lay sleeping early on the
morning of June 11. Further, the
prosecution contended that the razor
was the property of Agee, though no
evidence to substantiate this conten
tion yet has been introduced.
Razor Wet When Found.
Persons who found the razor test!
fied yesterday that the instrument
was wet with dew when found, and
that It was spotted with what they
thought was blood. No smears of
blood on the weapon were described.
Dr. Cathey found positive proof of the
existence of blood on the blade of the
razor, but only a alight blood reaction
Upper Patrolman M. T. Fleming, one
of the first officer to reach the
murder ticene, on witness stand.
Lower D. J. Swing, father of ac
cused woman, who came to Portland
from MiHMoari and has not left his
daughter's aide during the trial.
on the handle. Under cross-examination,
the physician conceded that he
could not tell whether it was human
or animal blood, being unable to get
a sufficient concentration of the fluid
to made a determining test.
Though physicians have testified
that it would have been physically
impossible for Agee to have uttered a
word after his throat had been cut,
M. W. Gallaher, patrolman, declared
on the witness stand that Mrs. Agee
told him the night of the murder that
she was awakened by her husband
calling "Help! Help!"
The office.- further asserted that
the widow told him that night as he
was investigating the case' that as she
jumped from bed and started to run
toward the front door of the house a
man preceded her out the door. She
did not know if he was tall or short,
but saw something white on his head,
so she told the policeman, he testi
fied. Woman Declared Calm.
The general demeanor of Mrs. Agee
throughout the investigation the
night of the killing was "quite calm,"
said Powell. When he showed her the
bracelet found on the lawn outside the
house. Powell said Mrs. Agee ex
claimed that it could not be hers be
cause she had hers on her arm. On
looking down at her arm and finding
it was not there, Mrs. Agee told tha
officers that she was certain she had
it on when she went to bed that night
Finding of the razor, which the
prosecution has insisted was the mur
der weapon, was testified to by Ed
ward C. Densmore, 1787 Druid street,
and M. T. Fleming, patrolman. It was
found in the street about 35 feet from
the Agee home. Both said it was wet
with dew. Densmore said the blade
and handle were spotted. The spots
were red and "looked like blood," he
testified. Fleming was not as posi
tive. He described them as spots of
The north side of the Agee bed was
not disturbed when viewed by Ed
ward E. Moss, 1771 Druid avenue, one
of the first to reach the scene, he tes
tified, though his conclusion that two
people had not slept in it was barred
from consideration by the jury.
Moss could see from the window of
his bedroom the front of the Agee
house. He testified that he was
awakened by noises reminding him of
a wounded animal, sounding ""between
a growl and howl." Later he heard the
screams, he said. Looking from his
window, he saw a man stagger to the
doorway of the Agee house and fall
to his hands and knees on the porch.
Moss lay back in his bed again. A
few minutes later he got up and went
across the street.
Victim Thought Epileptic.
Why dian t you go over to the
bouse when you saw him fall?" asked
"I thought he had an epileptic fit.
and always understood that if you left
man in that condition alone he
would eventually come out of it,"
plied Moss. "So I laid back down
and awaited results."
The front room of the Agee house
was wen lighted when he looked
id this witness, who asserted that
he saw Agee go to the front door, but
saw no one leave the house either be
fore or after Agee.
Mrs. Moss testified that the screams,
not the noise, awakened her. The
noise was "dreadful," she said, and
As, In previous days of the trial
the accused woman sat auietlv
speaking to no one, not even her
father, who has been by her side
tnrougnout the hearing. Her haiui
kerchief still was much in evidence.
but when she occasionally gave way
to tears it was without hysteria and
tne spells were of brief duration.
Courtroom la Crowded.
Curious crowds, composed chiefly
or women, continued to block the en
trances to Judge Morrow's courtroom
and to dectrate the corridors on th
south and west sides of the fifth
floor of the courthouse. The rule to
allow none within but witnesses,
court attaches and just enough spec
tators to 1111 avauaDte seats was ad
hered to strictly.
TERMINAL HUNT FAILURE
Stage Owners Still TTnable to Find
Central Station Site.
Efforts to meet the requirements
of the city council relative to the es
tablishment of a definite terminal fo
automobile stages were made, start.
ing late last night, by 50 members of
the Oregon Co-operative Stage Own
ers' association, and at a late hour
no conclusion had been reached.
The city council has ordered the
stage owners carrying passengers be
tween Portland and nearby towns to
establish a terminal by August 1.
More than $15,000 has been sub
scribed, according to O. B. Cole, sec-
retaryj oX tha association.
5000 Picnickers Get Home
Tired but Happy.
NO DULL MOMENTS SEEN
Programme . at Bonneville Joyous
One Throughout; Every Event
Goes Off Smoothly.
Two special trains and numerous
autos brought about 5000 tired pic
nickers men, women and children
back to their homes in Portland and
elsewhere last night following a day
of festivities at Bonneville, where the
grocers of Portland, Oregon City,
Hood River and Vancouver made mer
ry. The programme of sports, music
and dancing began at 10:30 o'clock
yesterday morning and lasted until
5 o'clock in the afternoon, not a dull
moment being recorded, and all the
events went off smoothly.
The event of the day was the base
ball game between the grocers' nine
and the policemen's team, which re
sulted in a score of 16 to 10 for the
grocers. An additional feature on the
sports programme, which was hotly
contested, was the tug-of-war be
tween the grocers of Oregon City and
those of Hood River. The Hood River
men were victorious.
The racing and athletic contests
began on the track at the ball grounds
as the first section of the day's do
ings. The clown and pluguglies' pa
rade was a feature, and prizes were
warded to the most unique charac
ter, the best sustained character and
the best advertising character. Awards
for these were as follows: Unique
character, to Independence crackers;
best sustained character, to Olympic
flour, and best advertised character.
to Holsum bread.
Chanters' Choma Aids.
Community singing under the direc-
lon of Burt Holcomb was an event
of the noon hour, the Chanters' cho
rus aiding in this. Harriet Leach of
Seattle, soprano soloist, also enter
tained with a number of popular se
lections with the aid of a megaphone.
Special prizes. In addition to those
going to the winners of . the various
races, were given out as follows: For
the largest family on the grounds, to
K. Ciottsacker, his wife and six
children; for the oldest married cou
ple, to Mr. and' Mrs. W. A. Woodruff,
2 years, of Wasnougal; for the most
recently married couple, to Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Clowes, who were mar
ried July 23.
Little A. G. Strohecker, 6 weeks old.
received the prize for the youngest
hud. Joe Managhan, who has been in
the grocery business In Portland for
31 years, received the prize for being
the oldest in service here. The prize
for th oldest grocer in attendance,
however, went to A. Sutherland, 75
years of age. This was one occasion
where the "homeliest man" received
prize, and Roy C. Slocum received
the award. W. L. "Cracker Bill1" Grin
nell, who has been a grocery salesman
for 30 years, won the prize, for the
veteran salesman, while the popular
ity prizes went to Mrs. Morgan and
N. L. Crout.
A. Nickels, 4 feet 2 inches In height.
won the prize for the shortest grocer.
and J. E. McChaussen. 6 feet 2 inches.
won tne award for the tallest. Fred
Hill captured the honors for being
the fattest" grocer, and Pete Hawkin-
son won in the most popular grocery
salesman contest. Fred Olander was
declared the busiest grocer present,
and for the second longest continuous
grocery service in Portland the hon
ors went to Charlie Schoenfelt. who
has been In business here for 27 years
ana o montna.
Race Results Announced.
The winners of the racing events
100 yards George "W
race, 100 yards Virgil
Kree for all m p n ' ran inn vaH- Dt.t.
Women's race. 75 yards 21 anH ..-.-
.Boys' race. 75 yards. 12 vears nn..
,v ' race, is yards, over 12 and under
Retail grocers" race. 75 yards, proprle
torn only A. w Ttt,,rv.
i.aaies- and gentlemen's three-leesred race
Emily Tuma and E. R. Waring.
Girls' race. 1 a.nd nnd.r ko ja
,S"at men' race. 50 yards Harry Cork
PMn and potato men fnr won,,. "
years and over Mrs. E. K. Bakke.
aoys race, over 12 and under 18, 75
ya.ru ij verne ciootey.
women s bottle IllUne race nv,F 91
TBrowms ball into a harm tnr
Mrs. W. Schmuckll.
Jtfand; music was am ntrt9fnm.nt
leature tnrougnout the dav one Han
ing in the pavilion began early In the
morning and ended late in the after
noon, lne prizes were in ih, nt,.-a
of merchandise and were given out at
tne pavuion ioiiowing the completion
of the programme.
PARITY OF RATES SOUGHT
Commissioner Aitchison. to Meet
Washington State Officials.
Clyde B. Aitchison of the Interstate
commerce commission will meet with
the department of pu-blic works" com
mission of the state of Washington in
i-orxiana tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock, to discuss means of estab
lishing a common rate between the
Northern Pacific and the O.-W. R. &
N., and a short railroad running to a
coal mine a few miles out of Centra-
According to Mr. Aitchison, the two
large companies have had different
rates with the smaller common carrier
ana ettorts wiu De made to establish
MASONS TO MAKE MERRY
Gul Ueazee .Grotto to Have Outing
at Oaks Today.
Merriment of all kinds, a picnic
lunch and dancing will be in order
at the Oaks park this afternoon and
evening when members of the Ma
sonic order, Gul Reazee Grotto No.
65, with their families and friends.
numbering about 2X100, will enjoy a
Harry McRae, acting secretary of
the order, with George Peaster, chief
Justice of the grotto, are in charge
of arrangements. The grotto guard
will appear in full regalia and as
sist in making the outing a success.
SCHOOL SALARIES HIGHER
Efficiency and . Attendance In
creased in Clackamas County.
OREGON CITT. Or, July 27. (Spe
cial.) Higher salaries for the teach
ers. Increased efficiency, larger en
rollments and better school facilities
were features of the past year in
Clackamas county, according to Bren
ton Vedder, school superintendent..
The total enrollment reached 79S1,
against 7592 for the previous year.
During the year the percentage of
attendance jumped from 94 to 95 per
More teachers were employed last
year than the year before, and the
salaries paid averaged considerably
higher. In 1921 the average salary
of the male teachers of the county
was $132.72. an increase of $22.16.
Salaries paid to the women increased
on the average from $86.21 to $108.09.
Teachers in the one-room echoola
were raised on the average from
$84.98 to $106.20. Assistants in schools
of more than one room last year re
ceived $131.61. as against $83.88 for
These increases have. In addition
to fostering more efficiency, secured
a better class of teachers, the re
port said. More of the instructors
employed last year came with ad
vanced education. In 1920 Clackamas
county had 24 teachers with a four
year college education. Last year this
total came up to 38. Teachers who
completed one year at normal college
numbered 50, as against 47 the year
before. Thirty-eight teaichers ihad
completed the prescribed two-year
normal course. During the year the
total number of teachers was in
creased from 348 to 359.
The bonded indebtedness of
county increased from $271,000 to
$290,300. Other indebtedness in the
school districts totaled $40,614.07. an
increase of but $2000.
HIGH TAXES ARE ATTACKED;
Clarke County Meeting Lays Flans
to Induce Economies.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 27.
(SDecial.) The Clarke munrv tax
payers league met in tha Commercial
club rooms this afternoon and elected I
officers for the coming year and dis-
cussed ways and means of reducing I
Will Du Bois acted as chairman and
explained the necessity for a live or
ganization which would create a public
sentiment favorable to cutting county
M. E. Carson, county commissioner.
told the taxpayers that the people
were every year voting large sums
The president was empowered to
appoint committees on' a county bud
get and one on education. The fol
lowing officers were elected: A. W.
Moody, Washougal, president; Will
Du Bois, vice-president; G. W. Callan-
der, secretary; Lloyd Du Bois treas
ADVERTISING PEAK URGED
Ad Club Called On to Induce Tour
ists to Visit Mount Hood.
Homer Rodgers, manager of the
Cloud Cap inn on Mount Hood, urged
the Ad club members to use every ef
fort to increase the travel to Mount
Hood, at the luncheon of the club at
the Benson yesterday. He said- that
$50,000 a year spent in advertising
would materially increase the number
of tourists to the beautiful mountain.
No regular programme of speeches
was announced in advance of the Ad
club meeting, but a two-reel feature
of comic pictures was presented. Dur
ing the course of the luncheon, W. S.
Klrkpatrick, president, told of an
experience of his recently in Seattle
when his car was struck Jay a fire
A number of naval reserve officers
from San Francisco who are attached
to the destroyers Meyer and Henshaw,
in the habor, were guests at the
DEPUTY SHOOTS SUSPECT
Albert Carr vVounded- While Trying
to Escape Arrest.
Albert W". Carr, 32, who said he
lived at Hood River, was shot in tne
left shoulder and wounded seriously
early this morning: by F. H. Snod-
grass, a deputy sheriff and operative
for the Burns detective agency, while
Snodgrrass was trying to capture Carr
on the roof of the Hoyt hotel, on
Xorth Sixth street.
Snodgrrass reported to the police
that he and another operative had
been hired by the hotel management
to catch a thief who hadi been steal
ing from the hotel rooms. He said
Carr climbed up a tree to the roof and
was trying to escape when, the ahot
Carr, according to the police, was in
his stocking feet and carried a re
volver. Physicians had been unable
to determine the seriousness of his
wound1 at an early hour today.
CITY TANK COSTS $730
Septic Receptable for Cedars Is Ap
proved by Council.
Expenditure of $130.85 in construe-
lion OI a Bepiic laoK n i. x lie ieut.ia
got City Commissioner Mann into the
spotlight yesterday in council meet
ing when an ordinance to appropriate
the money from the general fund was
read. Mr. Mann explained that the
work was performed by the city sewer
division at cost. Conditions at the
detention home necessitated building
the tank as soon as possible, he said.
Mayor Baker Informed Commis
sioner Mann that all work amounting
to more than $250 must be let by
competitive bids, unless specifically
authorized In an ordinance. The coun
cil authorized the payment of the sum
from the general fund and an ad
ditional $390 for materials used in
building a board fence at the Institu
Board of Directors of Portland Op
era Association Meets.
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Portland Opera association
yesterday. Roberto Corrucclni was re
elected musical director for the en
suing season. He has occupied that of
fice since the formation of the asso
ciation several years ago and much of
the success won has oeen due to his
It is almost certain that the first
opera to be rendered next season will
be "Mignon," an opera already ren
dered by the association and in which
Eloise Hall Cook won one-of the prin
cipal successes of her entire musical
Prunarian Camp Is Dedicated.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 27.
(Special.) The Prunarian auto camp
ground was formally dedicated to
night, the ceremony being under the
auspices of the Prunarians. A 28-acre
has been obtained, and three
half acres improved for the
park. The camp is on the Pacific
hio-hwxv. and cook stoves, tahles.
sanitarv eauipment and other import
ant features have been installed. Next
year it is planned to clear 12 acres,
and spend about $6000 in additional
Salem Teachers Appointed.
SAJLEM, Or., July 27. (Special.)
The Salem school board, at a meet
ing held here today, completed the
personnel of the teaching staff of
the local schools lor tha ensuing
TAX BILL IS SLATED
FOR EARLY PASSAGE
Revision Measure to Be Put
Ahead of Tariff.
PROGRAMME AGREED ON
Harding and Senators Plan to De
fer .Action on Funding or Al
lies' and Railroads' Debts.
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 27.
Legislative programmes in the senate
and house were fairlv wll outlined
today following conferences between
-resident Harding and a number of
republican senators, at a White House
dinner last night.
Administration nlans. as disclosed
by senators, call for passage by the
nuuse or tne internal revenue revision
bill and of several senate bills by
August 6, with a view to recess or
adjournment of congress soon after
until late in September or early in
Probably the most important fea
ture disclosed was the president's de
sire to have the tax bill enacted be
fore the Fordney tariff measure. Sen-
ate leaders urged this change, it was
said, and now plan to hold the tariff
bill In the finance committee until
the tax measure passes.
Tariff Oelay Loom.
The programme was said to leave
the tariff bill subject to indefinite de
lay, possibly until the winter session,
although some senate leaders reiter
ated that it would be enacted in this
session. Other features of the re
ported programme propose delay on
the administration bills for refund
ing allied loans and for funding rail
Senate bills elated for passage be
fore a recess are the agricultural
credits measure, the Willis-Campbell
anti-beer bill, the Capper-Tincher bill
to regulate future trading in grain
and possibly the Borah bill to restore
free tolls to American coastwise ves
sels using the Panama canal.
Another Conference Set
This slate was said to have been
agreed upon by the president and the
14 senators who met at the dinner,
which was held under arrangements
for secrecy ordered by Mr. Harding.
In furtherance of the administra
tion plan, the president tomorrow
night will have a dinner conference
with about a dozen house republican
leaders. The senate republican steer,
ing committee also will meet tomor
President Harding told the senators.
It was said, that he was assured by
house leaders of speedy passage of
the tax revision bill. It is planned
to incorporate tax changes recom
mended recently by the treasury de
partment and rush the bill through.
leaving most other revision to the
senate. The senate finance committee
It then to work on the bill during the
proposed adjournment period.
The president, it was earn, ex
pressed opposition to any recess or
adjournment of either senate or
house until the latter passes tne tax
DR. PALMER1 IS SPEAKER
Director of National Tuberculosis
Association at Library.
"Tuberculosis is not a medical
-problem, it is a social problem, the
biggest single social problem con
fronting us today, and or course it naa
a medical aspect, saia ur. ieorge
Thomas Palmer, consultant and direc
tor of the National Tuberculosis as
sociation, addressing a public meet
ing last night at central library. The
attendance included physicians, nurses
and social workers.
There is no subject on which edu
cation is more needed than on that of
tuberculosis. This is not only true of
the lavman but of physicians and
nurses. Tuberculosis is not made an
attractive study in the medical col
leges or in the nurses' training
schools and it is only within the past
few years that special training in this
work has been given."
Dr. Palmer spent yesterday visiting
Portland tuberculosis Institutions m
company with Dr. Ralph Matson. The
meeting last night was held under the
ausnices of the Oregon Tuberculosis
association and was presided over by
Dr. Frederick Strieker, state health
officer. Dr. Matson introduced Dr
GROCER IS GIVEN YEAR
J. Enkelis Appeals From Sentence
on Larceny Charge.
One year in the county jail and a
$100 fine was the sentence imposed
UDon J. Enkelis. grocer at 130 iidos
street, convicted of larceny by bailee.
by District Judge Deich yesterday.
Mrs. May E.. Wnrl. 1001 Macadam
street, the complainant, testified that
upon receiving her husband's pay
check of $35.90, she told Enkelis if he
would! cash the check she would pay
him $10 on account on a bill of $39.
This h consented to do. she swore.
and she sent her small sister to the
store to obtain the change. Mrs. Wurl
and her sister testified that instead of
giving back the change after accept
ing a payment or iu, tnneiis Kept
the entire check and gave a receipted
bill for $35.90.
The grocer gave notice of appeal
and was released on $2000 bonds.
RAIL OFFICIALS TO MEET
1 Fares and Passenger Regulations
to Be Discussed at Seattle.
Leading passenger officials of the
northwest will meet in Seatle to
day to go through a mass of routine
business affecting tares ana regula
tions for passenger travel. Nothing
of an exceptional nature or of general
interest is on the docket.
Those attending from Portland'will
be William McMurray, general passen
ger agent for the O.-W. R, & N. com
pany;- A. C. Martin, nis assistant; j.
A. Ormandy, assistant general passen-
ger agent for the Southern Pacific
lines in Oregon; R. H. Crozier. assist-
ant general passenger ageni ior i.ne
Spokane, roniana sc oeiuie railway.
and A. D. Charlton, general passenger
I arent for the Northern r-acinc
- I In attendance at Seattle from other
cities of the northwest will be C. W,
Bon-Opto fcr tha Eyes
Physicians and eye specialists pre
scribe Bon-Opto as a safe home remed j
in the treatment of eye troubles and tc
strengthen eyesight. Sold under monej
refund guarantee by all drcgguts.
Meldrum. Seattle, assistant general
passenger agent for the Great North
ern; H. W. Brodie, general passenger
agent for the Canadian Pacific rail
way, 'Vancouver, B. C: Osborne
Scott, general passenger agent for the
Canadian National railways, Vancou
ver. B. C; and Waldo G. Paine, traffic
manager of the Inland Empire rail
road. Spokane, Wash.
AGED MAN DIES IN WOOD'S
Body Is Found After All-Xiffbt
Hunt by Searchers.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. July 27.
(Special.) John K. Flynn, aged 70.
was found dead this morning in the
woods near Fern Prairie by searchers
who had been looking for him all
night. Apparently he died a natural
death and when found was still hold
ing to a blackberry bush, from which
he had been picking berries.
He left his home yesterday in com
pany with friends, from whom later
he became separated. His widow,
Mrs. Rose Flynn, and nine children.
Oron. Cassins, John, Edward, Mar
garet, Donald, Theodore, May and
Chief ol Police AVeds.
OREGON CITY. Or., July 27. (Spe
cial.) J. L. Hadley, chief of police of
Oregon City, entered the order of
Benedicts today. He married Miss
Lorena E. Dodd of this city. Two
marriage licenses were issued at the
clerk's office today, one to G. R.
Purdy. 30, of Los Angeles, Cal., and
Beulah Apple. 32, of Denver. Colo.,
and another to Windom S. Garner. 3
of Tacoma, and Lena Dietrich, 25, of
' Daily or Sunday.
One time 13 per line
Same advt. t consecu
tive times 22c per line
6ame advt. S consecu
tive times 30c per line
Same adrt. 7 conseea
tive times ............... 63e per line
One month . . 92.60 a line
Six months.. . .$2.25 a line per month
Change of copy allowed monthly.)
The above rate applies to advertise
ment under all cl unifications except
ing: "Situations Wanted Male" and
fait nation Wanted l-'emoie," which
lit tic per line tor each insertion.
Jio ad taken for lens than two lines.
Count five averace words to the line.
AdvertiMmeaU (except "1'ersonala" and
"Situations Wanted") will be taken
over the telephone if the advertiser is a
HunKcriber to either phone.
The OreKonian will receive copy by
mail provided sufficient remittance for
definite number of itutues is Mat, Ac
UDo.Vdruieat will he forwarded
No prices will be quoted over the
phone, but statements will be rendered
the following duy. Advertisement are
taken for The laily Orrgonia until
7:30 P. M.: for The Sunday Oresouian
until 6 P. M, Saturday.
ONE DAY OXLY
srxnAT, JILV 31
Aft. 2s15. Eve. ;15
Mat. 25c and .Vic
Eve. .-, 77c and 91
hk(;akdi.ess ok tub
heat or cold, you
can always forckt
AWj YOl'R f i B I E V S
AT THE HIPPODROME
ANOTHER. JOYMAKIXG BILL
"IT IS TO LAl'GH."
FLUFFY DANCES TIXK.LIXG
IN THE NEW AMD ROLLICKING
JUST OUT OF
Written fry George Ade.
EVANS, MERO ASD EVANS. "A
Breexe From Mark Twain";
FRANK niXO AND MARGIER
ITE MIRPHY in the playlet.
"Straight"; ROBIXSOV AND
PIKRCE. "Gimme the Money";
PETERS AND LE BIFF, "Bumps,
Bounces, Thrills and Falls."
Be Sure to ?end the Kiddies Sat
urday. They'll Iike the Show and
Mr. .'.tfxandpr PantagM Kiihlrts
"A GAY LITTLE HOME."
ArrominodatinK Frank Sinclair, M.ry Col
lins, ClUf Uixon and Their Clutrmlng
Exclusive Views of th- Dempsey-Carpentier
6 Other Bis Acta 8
Three Performance. Dally 2:30. 7 and 9
RETURN" ENGAGEMENT OF
MAK MI KRAY IX
"THE GILDED LILY"
Also a comedy, "Scrappily Married." and
ck in the
the Fox News. Open irom o cioc
morning until 4 o'clock the 1
fT-rsIT" PAR K
You'll Want ta See
'A CHINESE FESTIVAL
The New Revue Presented by
PARISIAN FOLLIES CO.
Afternoons at 3. Evenings at 9.
Rest Reserved Seats Now inn
Only (1c W ar Tax) I UU
SPECIAL FREE ATTRACTION
The Great DeKohls la Their
Stair of Death Act.
Afternoons and Evening.
Admission to park free until
5 P. M.t except Sundays, holi
days and special days. Cars at
First and Alder. Fare 6c
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY".
-lst-floor flat, 3 rooms, pantry
h. k. 6S7 North rup st.
At the Baker AnrtlAn hntiM. Tmh!!l
na West Park streets, Sals at 10 A- M.
GUI REAZEE GROTTO
NO. 65 Annual picnic will
be fflven at the Oaks park
on Thursday, July 28. Ta
ble space has been reserved.
so brinr vour lunch and
cups, as coffee with cream and sugar will
be served free between 6 and 7. Games
will take place between 7 and 8. Dancing
will take place shortly after 8 o'clock, for
which a small admission will be charged.
Admission to the park will be free up till
5 P. M. AU members. Masonic fraternity
and their friends are Invited. Wear your
fez. By order of the Monarch,
HARRY A. McREA.
At KADER'S ARABIAN
DANCING GIRLS' flrat an
nual dance on boat Bluebird,
August 2. 1921. at 8 P. M.
All Nobles. Masons and
friends Invited. Tickets on
sale at Brady & Oliver. Yeoa
cisar store: E. P. Helm,
100 V 4th sU. or any Arabian
SUNXVS1DE lODGE. NO.
1 63, A. F. A N'D A. M.
Stated communication today
fThursdav), Julv 2S, 8 P. M.
Temple 39th and Hawthorne.
VisiUnar broihm -niz-Am
order of TV. M. C. P. JENSEN. Sec
B. P. O. B.. No. 142.
Members are requested to
meet at the chapel ot
A. D. Ken worthy & Co.,
RK02 Ninety-second street
Southeast, to conduct the
funeral services of our late
brother, Charles O. Hud
son, this (Thursday)
mornlnv at in i-
Visiting brothers are invited to attend. "
M. R. S PAULDING. Sec
MOOSB EXCURSION. SEA
Special train leaves S. P.
& S. depot 8 A. M. Old
fashioned family picnic
Everybody brinr a basket
Get chummy. W exoect
you to brine alon? enough to feed an ex
tra bachelor brother. Tables, coffee, cream,
etc.. will be ready on the beach. Old-time
sports and aamea. mermaids parade,
dances and 8 full hours of solid fun.-Get
your tickets at the Moose club.
PORTLAND TENT NO. 1
tonight (Thursday) at 386
Washington. Initiation and
special business of impor
tance. TTRON KINS ELL, R. K.
PICNIC ON THE COLUMBIA.
For members of the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen, ladies auxiliary, their
friends and the public, on the excursion
boat Bluebird. Leaves foot of Morrison
st., west side, at 10 A. M., goes down the
Columbia, lands for a real good old family
picnic and a general good time. Follow
the Bluebird jazr band and don't forget
the date. Sunday. July 31. Dancing, re
freshments and cards all the way down
and back. For full information call S15-68.
Tickets, adultA SI. children d to la years
MOONLIGHT DANCING PARTY on tha
Swan Thursday eveninsc. Julv 28. given by
Portland drill team. No. 107. W. O. W.
Tickets $1.23 couple, includlne war tax.
Good time! Sure. Union music.
LODGE EMBLEMS, class pins, officers'
J ewe La: carry large stock to select f mm -
special work to order in our own factory.
Davids, jewelers and opticians. 343 Wash
ington street, at Broadway.
THE 100 CLUB announces Its annual
moonlight dancing party on the Swan
(this) Friday, July 20. Boat leaves foot
of Yamhill st. 8:15 P. M.
FRIEDLANDER'S for lodge emblems,
class pins and medals. 310 Washington st.
EMBLEM jewelry, buttons, charms, plna,
new designa Jaeger Bros.. 131-3 Sixth st.
MARTIN & FORBES
354 Washington St.
Largest rose growers In the
Flowers for all occasions
Personal attention Riven
weddinff. reception, tea
and table decorations.
Floral tribute promptly
Morrison St.. bet. 3d and th
Tel. Main 419
And Floral Etealgna.
No Branch Stores.
2o Tears on Morrison
street, bet. 4th a ad
Fifth Main 7709,
Smith's Flower Shop
Portland's Progressive Florist. Wo spe
cialize in funeral ueslgns. 11 Sixth
oppoaite Meier A Frank'a. Main 7'J15.
IRIS PLANTS FOR SALE.
Choice plants 2oc: all kinds of peren
nials for eale. Call Sunday A. M. or
Monday. 1067 Senaie st. Tabor 3-'53.
NOB HILL, FLORISTS.
(Estate. Alfred Burkhardt.)
E. cor. 23d and Gllsan. Main 1359.
TOXSETH'S FLORAL CO , 287 Washington
St.. bet. 4th and 5th. Main 510i A 1101.
PORTLAND MARBLE WORKS
68 4th t opp. CltT Hall. KEP BROS.
OTTO SCHUMANN MARBLE WORKS
I E THIRP PINE STSl PHONE E-7-4-3
OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
Investigates all cases of alleged
cruelty to animals. Offices, room 160
courthouse. Phone Main 37S from
8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
The society has full charge of the city
pound at its home, oad Columbia bou
levard. Phone any time. Woodlawn
764. Dogs for sale. Horse ambulance
fnr nlrlc or disabled horses. Small
animals painlessly electrocuted where
necessary, and stray anlmala cared
for. All dead animals, cows, horses,
etc, picked up.