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VOL. LX NO. 18,9T1
Entered at Portland (Orepron)
Posfnfflre nr Srond-Claii Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTE3IBER 9, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
6 111 10 BE
STATE MANUFACTURES II C Pf PV U n
SHOW GREAT GROWTH U' Gi r UL,UI nLLU
JOBLESS MEN GET NO
OFFERS AT AUCTF
OF SURGEON TO KILL
IXSAX1TY CHARGES REVEAL
WEIRD VISIT TO MORGUE.
TO HARNESS OLD SOL
IRISH CON EH N
PURELY NEGAT VE
DeValera Expected to Ac
All 1 FI
INCREASE IX VALUE IX FIVE
3 0 LED TO BOSTON
BUT NONE FINDS ,
YEARS 231.2 PER. CEXT.
Whole State Joins In
CITY TO GIVE HJNMH
Portland to Be Taxed Twice
for Three Million and
OREGON ALSO IS ASSESSED
.General Property Levy of One
Mill Is Decided On at
HIGHLIGHTS OF STATE-WIDE
Delegates vote overwhelm
ingly in favor of an exposition
in Portland in 1925.
Up-state delegates are unani
mous for project and pledge
support to the limit, declaring ;
whole state and northwest will'?
reap benefits. ' ' '
Capital stock of exposition I
will be $6,000,000, of which Port- J
land will raise $4,000,000. $1,000,- j
000 by private subscriptions,
$3,000,000 by taxation in three J
years, and outside sections $2.-
000,000 on three-year levy basis.
Every county in Oregon is
Julius L. Meier chosen perma-
nent chairman and Hubert E.
Smith secretary. t
Chairman Meier is authorized I
to name at least one represent- f
atlve from each county on gen-
eral board and an executive t
committee of 15.
BY W. H. WARREN.
The voice of Oregon," through of-
- f:cially-chosen representatives gath
. ered in conference in the Multnomah
' hotel yesterday, spoke authoritative
. ly and unanimously for the 1925
; exposition, which will without ques
tion now be held in Portland.
Formally adopting a resolution
drafted by a committee named at
the morning session, the conference,
, vith every county in the state repre
. sented and after prolonged discus
sion and deliberation, yesterday aft-
- ernoon authorized a financial plan
that will provide a total of $6,000,000
within three years with which to
build and operate the exposition.
Under the plan, which was evolved
by a committee appointed by Julius
L. Meier, unanimously chosen per
manent chairman, and of which
Emery Olmstead was chairman, Port-
land will contribute $4,000,000 of
the ?6,000,000 or 66 per cent of the
Exposition Is Supported.
Immediately Jf ollowing the adop
tion of the financial plan, a resolu
tion drafted by a committee, of
which E. E. Brodie of Oregon City
was the chairman, received a unani
mously favorable vote, "indorsed,
approved and recommended the hold
ing of the exposition."
As voiced by Governor Olcott, who
acted as temporary chairman, the
surprise of the conference was the
unanimous and enthusiastic demand
for the exposition on the part of
county representatives, many of
whom spoke at length when the dis
cussion of the financial plan as pro
posed by the committee was in prog
ress. Not one dissenting note was
heard from "up country," but all
agTeed that Oregon should throw its
strongest support to the project. Not
the least important of sentiments ex
pressed by several was that this
undertaking has already done highly
valuable work in cementing friend
ships between outlying districts and
the more populous centers and that
as it continues toward perfection
and the realization' of the great
dream comes true it will have more
and more effect for gpod along this
Opinion Difference Small.
While there was some little differ
ence of opinion as to how the $6,000,
000 capital should be obtained, E. C.
Kirkpatrick of Dallas contending for
the subscription plan, the large ma
jority of delegates favored the Olm
stead plan of a tax levy covering a
period of three years, which will call
for about 1 mill on a capitalization
, iConciudeU iiu f 6 4, Column 1.) 1
Percentage Gain In Capital Invest
ed for Same Period of Time
THE OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, D. C, Sept. 8. The cen
sus bureau today issued a preliminary
.sr." .r :
gon for 1919, which reflects a mar
velous growth of industries in the
five years following 1914. The value
of manufactured products in those
five years increased 234.2 per cent
and capital invested in manufacturing
establishments almost as much,
215.4 per cent.
The results announced, in tabular
Number of establishment!. 1910 census.
2707; 1114 census, 2320; per cent increase,
Person engaged in manufactures. 1010
census. CS.0U4; 1HI4 census. 30.441); per
cent increase, 1014-1019. iil.H.
Proprietors and firm members. 101!) cen
sus, u40: 1014 census, 21S0: per cent In
crease. 1014-1910. 10.0.
. Salaried employee; 1019 census, 0O0.;
1914 census. 4431; Increase per cent 1014
1919. 33.8. ' ' '
Wage earners .(average number). 1019
census. oS.mU; 1914 census. 2S,i2U; per
cent increase, 1914-1019. 103.1.
Primary horsepower, 1919 census, 303,7."il,
1014 census, 213,22:1; per cent increase,
Capital. 3919 census. 43(I.OS2.000: 1914
census l.'i9,9Sl',000; increase per cent 1914
Services. 1019 census, $94.0S6.nno; 1014
census. 2,61j,00U; Increase per tent 1914
Salaries. 1919 cens.ua. J13.999.non; 1914
cent-ua. 3.S3,000; increase per cent 1914
Wages. 1919 per cent. $y.9S7.000: 1914
census, S20.!U2,00U; Increase per cent. 1914
Materials. 1919 census. J2n6.206.000; 1914
census, JWi.MS.OOO; increase per cent, 228.0.
Value of products, 1919 census, $:;66,7S3.
000: 1914 census, tlon.T02.uot); increase
per cent. 1914-1919. 234.2.
Value added by manufacture (value ot
products less cost of materials),' 1919 cen
sus. tlU0.377.OUO: 1914 census, 146,004.000;
Increase per cent, ' f0'14'-1919, 243.3.
RICH GOLD STRIKE MADE
Two Farmers in Southern Oregon
Uncover Vein Near Kirliy.
KIRBY, Or., Sept. 8. (Special.)
A rich gold find has been made at
the head of Lighting gulch on the
headwaters of Canyon creek, 15 miles
west of Kirby. It was made by
Mansfield and Lofland, farmers re
siding near Williams, Or., in this
county. They have brought in some
very fine ore running into the hun
dreds of dollars a ton in gold.
In the early-day mining it is said
that the Lighting gulch diggings
were the richest and most extensive
in this region.
A 35-foot shaft has been sunk on
the new discovery and gold can be
seen in the ore all the way down.
The dincoverers are experienced
EX-FLIER CONTINUES FAST
Canadian. Hunger Striker '-Losing
Pound In Weight Daily.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta.. Sept. 8. Cap
tain E. L, Janney, ex-British aviator,
entered he 33d day of his hunger
strike in the Lethbridge jail today,
with a record of a pound in weight
lost for each day. He weighed 170
pounas wnen ne began abstaining
from food and now weighs 137. Jail
physicians have advised forcible feed
ing. Captain Janney's strike was begun
in protest against his arrest on a
charge of obtaining money under
false pretenses in connectior with
flotation of an aircraft company.
NO WAGE CUTS PLANNED
Packers Defer Reply to Proposals
for Xcw Agreement.
CHICAGO, Sept. 8. N0 reply is to
be made immediately by packers to
proposals for a new agreement to
replace the war-time pact which ex
pires September 15, it was announced
by Armour & Co. today. Officials of
the company said that an appeal from
the butcher workers' union was re
ceived yesterday, but the packers did
not contemplate any action on it
No wage reductions are contem
plated at presnt, officials said.
MANY VETERANS NEED "AID
More Than 10,000 Cases Handled
by "Clean-Up" Squads.
WASHINGTON, D. C, ' Sept. 8.
Operations of "clean-up" squads
under direction of the federal vet
erans' bureau indicate that there are
thousands of disabled ex-serv'ee men
in need of governmental assistance,
said a statement issued today by the
More than 10,000 cases to date have
been completed by the squuds and
sent to the bureau, the statement
FORBES SPOKANE'S GUEST
Head of War Risk Bureau to Be
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept.. 8. Colonel
Charles R. Forbes, director of the
bureau of war risk insurance, is due
in Spokane at 8 o'clock tomorrow
morning. He w-ill be met by a dele
gation from the chamber of commerce
and the American Legion.
Colonel Forbes is a member of the
local legion post. A public luncheon
will be given at noon in his honor
and the chamber of commerce trustees
will give a dinner in the eveuing. - .
Lord Robert Cecil Takes
Fling at America.
mandate delays deplored
Action Now Imperative, Says
ARMAMENT OUTLAY SCORED
Assertion That Nations Are Prepar
ing to Tear One Another to
Pieces Evokes Applause
GENEVA, .Sept. 8. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The league of nations
council, the United States, mandatory
powers and countries that are con
tinuing to arm came in for trenchant
criticism in the f'rst day's'debate in,
the league assembly on the work done
by the council.
Hjalmar Granting of Sweden ac
cused the council and the secretariat
of partiality and extravagance. Lord
Robert Cecil, representing South Af
rica, defended) both the council and
the secretariat. He was severe, how
ever, about the countries which, he
sa'd, according to statistics, are
spending 20 per cent of their energies
on armaments and complaining of eco
nomic instability and a bad -trade
situation. He blamed the jlnited
States for the delay in the adoption
of the "A" and "B" mandates and
introduced a resolution that- these
terms be defined.
Article 10 Interpreted.
The commission on amendments to
day finished its labors by deciding not
to recommend adoption of an amend
ment by C. J. Doherty, delegate from
Canada, eliminating article 10. It
passed an interpretative resolution in
tended to meet American objections
to the clause.
Charges that the "purely negative"
position ot the United States had been
responsible for the delay in the appli
cation of mandates by the league of
nations were made by1 Lord Robert
A flurry of interest spread over the
audienc'i as the South African fle'-e-gate
rose and announced that he
wished to speak on mandates. Lord
Cecil reviewed the whole mandate
question, during which he took occa
sion not only to criticize the policy
of the United States but also the lack
of publicity permitted by the recent
meeting of the council of the league.
Regarding the note recently sent by
the United States department of state,
he" said that international affairs
would have been better advanced had
it been received earlier.
Action Held Imperative.
'"These territories," he said, refer
ring to the countries over which man
dates were provided by the covenant
of the league of nations, "must no
longer be left in their present situa
tion,' deprived of a definite status or
a definite government."
He sid' he did not want to appear
to criticise the United States, "but
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I ONCOVNIt ,Tu "COM 5 ' I VJ V
s Help to
BOSTON, Sept. 8. Jobless men were
placed on the auction block fen Boston
common tcday. Stripped to the waist,
after the custom of, the old slave
I auctions, they declared their willing
ness to work by standing before a
uiowu ui tnousanus, onering iugi
services to the highest bidder.
"Shorn Iambs of unemployment,"
their auctioneer, Urba'ln Ledoux, called
them. Ledotrx, a philanthropic worker,
who recently opened the "Church of
the Unemployed," led 50 men to the
common to bring home, he said, to
the people their stories of human mis
ery, just as William Lloyd Garrison
pleaded "Tor the slaves there 70 years
ago. It was to prove his charges
were good citizens out of a job that
he put some of them on the block, he
Ledoux's efforts were not rewarded.
Of the three who stood up for bids,
none got a job, although the crowd
pledged help to tide them over 'a week
or two while they sought employment.
Their leader said, however, he consid
ered he had brought their plight and
the honesty of their purpose to public
attention and he announced that the
auction was to be a da,ily event", to be
ccntinued at least this month.
Ledoux and his men, box lunches in
hand, came to the common from his
Ktadquarters-, wncre he had fed hun
dreds. While they ate he called for
volunteers to stand at auction pre
pared to work for a week for the
highest bidders. Eight men stepped
out, two world war veterans, most of
them in clothing and shoes well worn.
Each was ajjked how long he had
been out of work and without food
and shelter. . .
One man had not worked for a year.
Another had eaten only twice a week
in s'x months of unemployment.
James Ferris, 25, an upstanding
man w-ho said he had served four
years in the army, was called to the
block. He stripped to the waist and
while Ledoux directed, went through
the 'army calisthenics to show his
muscular development. Bids were
"This is one of the mn that you
used during the war. What will you
do with him now? How much will
you bid for this man's Services for a
week In order that he may have food
and shelter?" the auctioneer asked.
Bids were made, but when they
were cSlled those w ho had made them
had slipped away. Ferris was then
declared to be without a bidder".
A dog was brought to the block. He
was knockfd down for t5 with the
condition, accepted by the successfu'
bidder, that he be returned to tho
"church of the unemployed" as its
mascot. . -
Joseph Mitchell, a negro, was called.
His shoes were without soles and his
clothing was ragged.' Replying to Le
doux's questions he said he had been
without food for days at a time in the
six months he had been out of a job.
There was no bid and the auctioneer
called on the crowd to pledge him
food and shelter for a week. Mrs.
Annie Jackson responded and went
the auctioneer one better by saying
she would be responsible for Mitch
ell's sustenance and shelter for a sec
ond week if necessary. John Farley,
wearing a G. A. R. button, added a
dollar, another man promised a suit
of clothes and a second man passed
Ledoux $,2 to "bijy some beans for the
William Davis, a boy of 18. out of a
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IT ISXT FASHIONABLE TO WEAR 'EM HIGH
Wife Says Xotcd Everett Physician
Leaped at Her From Dark
Corners of Home.
EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 8. (Spe
cial.) Days and nights of care, liv
ing with a man whom she considered
dangerously Insane, were described
today by Mrs. W. S. Durand, wife of
the noted Everett physician and sur
geon now on trial here charged with
insanity. The charges were preferred
by his wife.
A large crowd Jammed the court
rcom as Mrs.. Durand detailed how her
husband had charged her with In
sanity and had tried to "cure" her by
leaping out at her from dark corners
of their home.
. The doctor threatened to kill her.
she said. If she warned Tom Hartley.
wealthy lumberman, that her husband
was threatening to shoot him.
Dr. Durand, while in San Francisco
with his wife and 13-year-old daugh
ter last month, forced the little girl
to accompany him to the San Fran
cisco morgue, the witness testified,
and after they had been forced to
inspect a corpse which was laid ou:
for identification, Dr. Durand turned
to his wife and snarled. "How would
you like to be stuck up like that for
Mrs. Durand declared that her hus
band was accustomed to pace the
floor a great part of the night, quot
ing scripture, raving wildly about
theological subjects and running his
fingers through his disordered hair.
Attorney Stanley Padden objected
to all the testimony on the ground
that a wife could not testify against
her husband. But Judge Guy Alston
overruled the objection.
Dr. Nicholson, .neurologist of Seattle,
took the stand lute this afternoon to
give expert testimony as to Dr.
Durand's condition. He was an ex
pert witness when Dr. Durand was
tried . for insanity here eight years
ago, at which time Dr. Nicholson de
clared it was dangerous to allow the
Everett doctor to remain at large.
The prosecution staged a surprise
when it called Arthur Johnson, county
jailer, back to the stand. Johnson
testified that Wednesday night Dur
and again stuffed up the crevices in
his cell with paper and smeared the
room with jam. He said the doctot
kicked through a partition, of the cell,
badly frightening the Inmate of th
MAHONEY TRIAL DATE SET
Alleged Murderer's Plea for Change
of Venue Denied.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Sept. 8. The mo
tion of James E. Sla-honey, charged
with the murder of Mrs. Kate Ma
honey, his aged bride, whose body
was found several weeks ago . Lake
Union here, for j change of venue,
was denied by Superior Court Judge
Everett Smith this afternoon.
The case will go to trial Septem
30 TO SIT IN CONFERENCE
Hoover Discusses Unemployment
Situation With Hardin?.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Sept. 8.
Probably 30 representatives of various
interests will sit in the unemployment
conference. Secretary Hoover said to
day after a conference with President
The conference, it is hoped, w'll be
held within the next two weeks. Mr
Murderous Attack on
Posse Is, Feared.
FUGITIVE USES OLD TACTICS
Footprints of Mail Robber in
, Orchard Identified.
CACHE IS HELD1 OBJECTIVE
Hunt Concentrated on West Side
of McNeil's Island; Secluded
Cabins Aid In Getaway.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 8. Roy
Gardner, California mail robb'cr, is not
only still in hiding on McNeil's island,
but this time will not stop at murder
when In his own mind his zero hour
comes to make his dash for the main
land, according to P. J. McMurray
special agent of the Northern Pacific
McMurrav's statement, the first to
I be given out by any official concerned
in the case since Gardner made his
escape from the federal penitentiary
on the island last Monday afternoon,
carries much weight with the prison
authorities, as he is the man who is
credited with making the most thor
ough study of Gardner's life and
Gardner, McMuway said tonight,
after he had spent the day on the
island conferring with Warden
Thomas Maloney and going over every
detail of the developments, is follow
ing identically the same tactics that
the bandit pursued both when he es
caped from jail at Hermosillo, Mexico,
in 1909 and from Castle Rock, Wash.,
C'nche Thought Objective.
"In Mexico," said McMurray, "Gard
ner remained out of sight for ten
days, living on berries and a few
chickens he had stolen. At Castle
Rock he did the samo thing. No one
saw him for four or five days and
then he started to get out of the dis
"This time Gardner has not only all
of his native genius for this sort of
thing, but he has the benefit of all his
past experience. Furthermore, I con
sider him a very desperate man this
time. He has forfeited all privileges
at the penitentiary and besides having
a prisoner's desire to escape I believe
he thinks he can get to the cache in
California where his loot is supposed
to be hidden and mafe his getaway
with the money.
Murder la Feared.
"He has never been forced to kill
before, but I am confident that he will
not stop at murder this time. If he
has a gun, and it is not impossible for
him to have secured one from some of
the houses on the island, I am afraid
someone is going to be killed or at
least wounded before this thing is
over. This feature is tne worst partj
of it, for Gardner will most certainly
be captured In the long run."
The hunt was still being concen
trated on the west side of the island
W. F. Case, postal inspector, today
checked up and confirmed his figures
of yesterday, when it was announced
that his measurements of the foot
prints found In am orchard were the
same as those taken from Gardner's
footprints at the time of the Castle
The prison authorities expressed
themselves as confident that it was
only a matter of time and no outside
help has as yet been asked for, Mc
Murray being the firstof the expected
railroad operatives to offer his serv
ices to Warden Maloney.
Dr. Charles P. Jento, prison physi
cian, who has hunted game birds on
McNeil and other nearby islands, said
today a man could hide in the brush
and laugh at searchers only a few
feet away from his hiding place.
As time passes and Gardner con
tinues to elude his pursuers the be
lief is growing among some of the
man hunters here that, he is nRt on
the island. "He got off the first
night," is the way some of them
tersely put it.
Food In Cabin Avallnble.
Secluded in tne heavy woods on the
section of the island where the fugi
tive dropped from sight are a num
ber of cabins now unoccupied. Most
of these cabins contain food and
clothing. If Gardner succeeded in
locating one of them it would be an
easy matter to doff his prison garb,
don other garments, get a supply of
fcod and disappear, hiding his tell
tale prison uniform in the brush, it
is pointed out.
During the darkness, It would be
possible for a desperate man to get
across one of the narrow channels
to another lsiana ana trom mere
make his way to the mainland while
the search is centered on the prison
island. By floating on a log he might
drift with the swift flowing tide for
a long distance. During tl) dark
ness of a rainy night it would be
easy enough to elude a patrol boat,
i; is contended.
The outside world, as represented
by peace officers, has not joined in
the search. No word has yet reached
the warden from governmental
sources regarding the escape. The
detective department of the Southern
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Revision of Bible lo Date Bccuuo
of Porphccics in Last ISO
NEW TORK, Sept. 8. THe next
great achievement of science will be
utilization of the sun's ras to pro
vide light, heat "and power.
This prediction was made today by
Dr. A. D. Little of Boston In an ad
dress at the International convention
According to Dr. Little, the sun
alone is worthy of scientific Investi
gation as a source of energy. He said
he presumed chemistry would platan
Important part in harnessing solar
rays to supplant dwindling supplies
of coal, petroleum and other sources
Attacking the claim that labor Is
the great producer of energy, Dr.
Little asserted a few men with brains
could apply scientific principles to ac
complish what mere muscle would
not do. .
"Hydraulic devices," he said, "en
able one man to operate the locks of
the Panama canal, and the desert of
Sahara, with Its 6.000.000 square kilo
meters of area, receives daily solar
energy equivalent to that of six
billion tons of coal. "The world
awaits the genius who will convert
radiant nerpy into electric currents."
Many of the miracles of the New
Testament are every-day acts of mas
ter surgeons; Dr. Charles Baskervllle,
laboratory director of the College of
the City of New York, declared In nn
address before the international con
ft tence of chemists.
"An Inventory shows," he said, "that
more changes and greater changes
heve taken place In civilization dur
ing the past 150 years than In all the
pteceding centuries.- Practically all
tlie chemical elements have become
known since 1772; all we know about
eltctricity. Ideas of dynamics, steam
and gas engines, water and ulr, ability
to see the invisible. X-rays and radio
activity. AH these things
have brought the Individual into
touch or into communication with all
o'.her Individuals of the world. Thus
science has made human history at an
'In It all, man acquired, quite nat-
uially, a growing smugness of mate
rial omniscience. The pulpit hns
sought to harmonize what it did not
understand with phraseology 15 or
more centuries old."
PACIFIC FLEET AT BASE
Secret Maneuvers Begun During
Voyage lo Be Completed.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8. The Pa
cific fleet returned to its base at Lo
Angelas harbor today from San Fran
cisco for an Indefinite stay, the first
few days of which will be devoted to
a continuance ?f secret maneuver?
begun during the voyage from San
The New Mexlro, flagship, with
Admiral E. W. Eherle aboard, dropped
anchor off the breakwater late In tho
afternoon and eisht other dread
noughts strung out behind it.
BISHOPS FAVOR PORTLAND
Episcopal Prelates Indorse Clly
for Xext Convention.
SALT LAKE CITV. Sept. 8 The
missionary bishops of the Episcopal
church in session here today indorsed
the council of the church i. selecting
Portland. Or., for the next convention
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTKHDAT'S Maximum temperature,
tleim-p; minimum, acsrees.
TODAY'S Fair; norm westerly winds.
U. S. policy on mandates rapped In as
sembly or leaeue or nanona. rage i.
Soviet bars allied relief commission from
Russian famine area., i-age 3.
Irish conference appears certain. Page 1.
Winnipeg hat no unemployment problem,
nays Klcuard pinane. rae. s.
Democrats to aid In arms meeting. Page 5.
Oregon manufacturers show remaxkable
growth, i'age 1.
JUpan attain puts out Shantung feeler.
Secretary Mellon urges surtax cut. Page 8.
Harnessing of sun's rays for light, heat
and power prifdlctetl. . Pag. 1.
Jobless men put on auction block but bring
no bids. Page 1.
Wife bares threats of noted Kverett sur
geon to kill. Page 1.
Sheriff to get names of wltnctsea against
Jirumileid. l ags 0.
Officers await Gardner's dash for main
land. Page 1.
Grey Worthy wins 1 10,000 Charter Oak
stake. 'Paxo 15
Judge McCredie heia wis. not to bavs
sold. Page 14.
Stevens defeats Frohman In city tennla
tourney. Page 14.
Pacific Const league results: at Portland
3, Seattle 0; at l.os Ange.eA 4. Sun
Francisco 3 112 Innings): at Oakland
1-5, Vernon 2-8; at Salt Lake 3, Sacra
ment '1. Pag. 14.
Boxing card planned for September 23 at
Hellig. Pag. 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Europe will require large amount of
wheat Irom cmica mates, rage .j.
Chicago grain prlcea rally lat. In session.
Stock selling baed on unfavorable foreign
advices. Pag. 23.
Two Greek steamers ar. chartered her..
1'orfland and Vicinity.
Women's democratic club (ndnrsea B. F.
Irvine for governor. Pag. l.
Lieutenant Thatcher will command pollc.
emergency squad. Pag. 12.
Arbiters cut wag. of common traction la
bor. Pag. p.
Baptists rally to support of prospective
pastor. Page S.
jO.OdO.OOO to be raised for 1023 expo-
kttiiin Page 1. i
Mrs. Wurtzbargcr charged with murder hi
iirsl tit-iree. Pag 13. I
ULSTER'S STAND OBSTACLE
Northern Province Ignores
PARTITION ISSUE FEARED
Desire of I-'eriiinniigli and Tjrono
to Join Southern Faction
Likely to Cause Row.
LON'lKlN, Sipt, 8. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Premier Lloyd Geoi ai '
letter to Knmonn de Va!"ra, Irish re
publican leader, forwarded to Dublin
after the meeting of the, Lritinh cab
inet at Inverness yesterday ccom. at
least to insure that Sinn Fein pleni
potentiaries will meet the prrinl com
mittee of cabinet ministers at Inver
ness September 20 to clean up any
ambiguity the Sinn Fein lcadera may
entertain about the six conditions t!i
British government stipulated as res
ervations In granting Ireland a do
The premier' letter whs character
ized by punctilious 'eonsiderntion of
the Sinn Fein.. While It siiKK'gtid ;i
date for tho proposed conference, it
Is in no sense an ultimatum, and sett
no time limit to the ncRot lat Ions. In
fact, it tended to prove that be cai
nestly desires a settlement.
"WeliRve invited you to discuss our
proposals on their merits," he salil.
Ho added that It will be open to fh.
Irish leaders to raise the subject ft
guarantees on any point.
Acceptance la l''xpccted.
The belief was almost universal to
night that Mr. De Val. ra will accept
that what the premier offiia n
what Mr. De Valura dislres, namely,
an untrammeled conference, with th
singlo condition that iVebind remain
In the Urltlsh empire. The guaran
tees Mr. De Valcra Is supposed t'
have In mind are memberships In t!i.
leniitie of nations and the dominions
conference! and these. It was believed,
the government would be willing, to
Assuming that the conference will
meet as siiKgested, there still Is tint
question of Ulster, whlc'i was not
touched In the premier's Utter. Mr.
Lloyd CJeorge's original proposal wan
for a tripartite conference, iiu-ludlnxj
Ulster, but up to the present there i
no sin Ulster hns yielded in its de
termination to base Itself on the honi-j
rule act and the northern parliament
Home Itule Act Alternative.
A representative of the government
In an Interview at Inverness today
said that In the event ot the confer
ence falling, the covernment would
proceed with the home rule act, which,
by Inference, may be Interpreted to
mean that the government regards the
act In partial abeyance.
Even should the proposed confer
ence at Inverness surmount the Ini
tial difficulties, there would still re
main Ulster, on which Mr. Ue Valaia,
holds strong views. The question of
the desire of Fermanagh and Tyrona
to be oeparatjd from the northern
parliament also Is likely to ne raised,
and this would bring a bitter conflict
DEFINITE REPLY IS ASKED
Refusal to Confer lo Re Held as
Repudiation of Allejrlaiue.
INVERNESS, Scotland, Sept. 8
(By the Associated Tress.) Official
confirmation that the British tibi
net's reply to . the latest note trom
Eamonn de Valera, the Irish leader.
which was dispatched to Dublin last
night. Invites rearcsentaf, ves of the
Sinn Fein to a further conference
was given here today.
The cabinet asked Mr. De Valera
for a definite reply as to whether h
was prepared to enter a conferenco
to ascertain how the association of
Ireland' and the British Empire can
best be reconciled with the Irish na
tional aspirations. It suggested that
the conference be held In Inverness
The British reply, written hy Trims
Minister Lloyd CJeorge, said:
"Government by consent of tha
governed Is the basis of the Brilltrt
constitution, but we cannot accept
as the basis of a practical conferenco
an" Interpretation thereof which
would commit us to any demands you
might present, even to that of a re
public." Mr. Lloyd Ceorge said he cannot
but believe a refusal to enter Into
conference would mean repudiation
of allegiance to" the crown and that
If Mr. Do Valera's real objection la
a fear that the British proposals
offer less than liberty to Ireland,
that matter can be discussed In the
conference. If held.
SINN FEIN ERS ARE CONFIDENT
Willingness to Remain In F. nip Ira
Expressed by Leaders.
DUBLIN. Sept. 8. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Signs of confidence
were adaln apparent among the Klnn
irf'eln leaders here today. They have
- eceivea Kiniwirunn m to. contents
of Prime Minister Lloyd George's
(CoaiuUcd ou Pag. 3, Cu.umn .)