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VOL. LXI NO. 19,153 Entered at Portland (Oreffon
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PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1923
PRICE FIVE CENTS
CLASH OF POWERS
CHOIR SINGER SHOOTS
SELF DURING SERVICE
TEACHER AT SEATTLE FIRES
SHOT INTO BREAST.
HERBERT GOULD SINGS
INTO RADIO TONIGHT
RAID GOTHAM CAFES
HOLDS UP INTRUDER
DR. W. T. McELVEEN ALSO IS
TO DELFTER LECTURE.
NEARLY 40 RESORTS YIELD
ALMOST $30,000 IN RUM.
DAINTY GIRL PULLS FISTOL
TO DEFEND EMPLOYER.
COHAN DOYLE HEHE
PAL III JAILBREAK
Rea! Struggle at Genoa
LIBERALISM TO BE TESTED
Conflict With Old System Is
SHOWDOWN NOW DESIRED
Old Players Busy With Old Game,
Says Writer Chance Seen for
Bold, Powerful Leader.
BY JOHN MAYKARD KEYNES,
M. A. C. B.
Fellow and Bursar, Kings college. Cam
bridge; editor of the Economic Journal,
Ixindon; author of "The Economic Con
sequences of the Peace and Revision of
(Copyright by the Tfew York World. All
rights reserved. Published by arrange
GENOA, April 9. (Special cable.)
It is natural to approach Genoa with
scepticism and doubt. Not much
flourish of trumpets this time. No
chorus of "complete accord," millenial
expectations and prospective tri
umphs, but, rather, dissents and
grumblings, limitations, prophesying
of emptiness and fiasco.
The British prime minister steps on
the stage no longer clothed in the im-,
perial purple with emblems of victory
and omnipotence, but In the drab gar
ment of an itinerant friar, weary, sor
rowful for the world, a preacher; or
as another Charles V on his way to
the monastery of Yuste, taking In
Genoa en route.
I like the change of costume and
the change of voice. But will Lloyd
George be ready to run the risk, or
will he repeat in April, 1922, the de
fault of March, 1919?
On the answer to this question the
Interest in Genoa depends. It will
be a dull, drawn-out affair, lost in a
bog of detail. But our friar has a
fine pulpit and a strong voice;
Charles, with the world behind him,
has little to lose.
Showdown Now Desired.
There are two parties in Europe,
two attitudes and two impulses, and
it is time they joined the issue. De
ceitful gestures of agreement where
none exists, even if they served some
purpose ones, are not useful now. I
hope that at Genoa the differences of
opinion will be allowed to come to
the surface instead of festering in the
If the rival policies for Europe can
be brought into distinct outline we
hall have made progress, even though
nothing is agreed and nothing signed.
Where the existing treaties are con
cerned a- contract is necessary be
tween all parties concerned. But with
economic questions of trade and cur
rency universal adoption of a scheme
is not essential.
Some Suggestion Made.
A currency union for re-establishing
the gold standard; a customs and
transit agreement for reciprocal re
moval of unnecessary impediments to
the movement of goods and persons;
a commercial agreement for trade
under special safeguard between na
tionals of the participating powers
and those of Russia, or an incorporat
ed trading body for aiding the move
ment of capital and credit to impov
erished areas each of these things
might be useful, even if some power
preferred to stand aside. Let those
who like them come in and those who
don't stay out. The right procedure
at the Genoa conference would be
for a few powers who agree funda
mentally on important economic mat
ters to lay a scheme on the table and
gain for it what support they can.
If unanimity is sought by substitut
ing a vague and empty formula for
proposals of substance, then nothing
whatever will result but words and
But if a policy of peace and recon
struction can be given sharper out
line we may decide who are real
friends and thus organize a new
alignment of European opinion, while i
on matters of detail it is not impos-
sible that something useful may be
concerted. It is not foolish, there
fore, to be at the outset a little in
terested in Genoa.
Great Disad vantage Seen.
Yet if we are to escape disappoint
ment we must admit the immense dis
advantages from which the conference
suffers. In my own judgment it is
premature in point of time. It should
have been held six months later, after
more careful preparation on the tech-
Woman Is Carried From Church;
Song Resume!! to Divert At
tention of Congregation.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 9. With
the words of a hymn of Christian faith
and comfort on her lips. Miss Bertha
Brackett, 25, a public cshool teacher,
shot herself in the left breast with a
pistol tonight while singing with the
choir of the First Baptist church, at
the night service. She was rushed to
a hospital where she is believed to be
dying. The bullet penetrated her left
breast, grazing her heart.
Miss BracKett is the daughter of
Alfred E. Brackett, vice-president of
a large cleaning and dyeing estab
lishment. She is a graduate of the
University of Washington and has
taught several years In th Seattle
Rev. Ambrose E. Bailey, pastor of
the church, had just finished reading
a passage from the Bible and the
choir had commenced a hymn when
the muffled report of a pistol elec
trified the worshipers who crowded
the auditorium. Glancing toward the
choir loft they saw Miss Brackett
slowly sinking to the floor, her hand
clutching 'a pistol from which a thin.
blue vapor was flowing. She had
drawn the weapon from her blouse
and fired a single shot into her
breast, those standing near her aft
Rev. Mr. Bailey rushed from the
pulpit to the choir loft and assisted
members of the choir in carrying
Miss Brackett to the choir chambers
As we reached the choir room,"
he said later, "Miss Brackett revived,
opened her eyes slowly and then
stood erect. 'I'm all right," he said.
It was the only thing to do.' "
Attendants summoned from a near
by hospital bore Miss Brackett away
and Rev. Mr. Bailey returned to the
pulpit. In the meantime the choir, at
the direction of Mrs. E. M. Broadman
the director, .had resumed the singing
of the hymn in order to divert the at
tention of the audience from the trag
edy. At the conclusion of the hymn
Rev. Mr. Bailey continued the service,
preaching a sermon on "Moral Resur
rections," in which he referred to the
uncertainties of human affairs and of
It was not until after the service
had been concluded that the serious
nature of Miss Brackett's wound was
known to Rev. Mr. Bailey and her
friends in the congregation.
Friends of the family say that Miss
Brackett suffered a breakdown sev
eral years ago which caused her acts
at times to become irrational. Recent
illness, they said, had made her fear
a return of the previous affliction.
Spiritualist Hopes to Put
Skepticism to Rout.
FEAR IS TAKEN FROM DEATH
Hell Is Declared to Be Just
Sort of Hospital.
HEREAFTER IS DESCRIBED
It's Hard to Prove to Man in That
Happier Plane That He, Not
You, Is Dead, Says Visitor.
NEW YORK, April 9. (By the As
sociated Press.) Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle, creator of the materialistic
Sherlock Holmes but now a sincere
believer of things spiritual, arrived
here tonight to "raid" America.
"I propose to make a raid on Amer
lean skepticism," he said, in explain
ing the purpose of his proposed lec
ture tour. "I propose to raid church
and laity alike."
Stepping onto American shores
from the steamer Baltic for the first
time In seven years, the distinguished
author admitted that the memory and
reputation of the master detective
still surrounds him, but asserted that
he had been definitely and enthusias
tically graduated from material to
spiritual things. It is not that Sher
lock was out of place or indiscreet,
but that Sir Arthur declared he had
"learned the truth, and Sherlock
Holmes, however interesting and val
uable as a friend, has no place In my
WRECK BODIES CLAIMED
American Dead In Plane Crash, to.
Be Taken to Paris.
PARIS, April 9. (By the Associated
Press.) The bodies of Christopher
Bruce Yule and Mrs. Yule, Americans,
who were killed with five others in
Friday's mid-air passenger airplane
collision, have been claimed by the
American authorities and will be
Consul-General Thackara today
sent a consular agent to Beauvais
and Thieulloy, near which places the
accident occurred, with all the neces
Company officials said that an
average of 12 airplanes leave London
daily for Paris and 12 leave Paris
in the cross-channel service. Yester- j
day's accident, they declared, was the
first serious one on any of the lines'
in a year, during which time they I
carried 15,000 persons. '
Mr. Burns Greets Sir Arthur.
But the atmosphere of materialism
was present as Sir Arthur, his wife
and his three children arrived. He
was met at quarantine by a man equ
ally famous In the world of detec
tives, William J. Burns, chief of the
bureau of investigation of the depart
ment of justice. Mr. Burns said he
was very1 much a materialist but went
down the bay to greet the English
visitor as "an old friend and a man
who would have been a wonderful de
tective." "Spiritualism today," said Sir Ar
thur, after he had greeted the Ameri
can detective, "is nothing but religion.
It is a greater religidh than anything
we have ever known. Fifty years
from today this world is going to be a
spiritual world. In which leaders of
thought are going to laugh at our
puny attempts to fathom the future.
Fear Held Taken From Death.
"Spiritualism teaches a definite
knowledge. of the life after so-called
death. It teaches us not to fear death
and that the passing of heart beats is
merely a promotion.
"You see, a so-called dead man goes
to a happier plane. There is no sor
didness and it is many, many times
happier. You always have a difficult
task proving to a man on that plane
that he, not you, is really dead.
"But suppose a man passes who
has been something of an unsavory
individual here. Does he go to hell?
Event Is First of Four Scheduled
by ' The Oregonian for This
Week ; Next Is Wednesday.
(Concluded on Page 5. Column l.
Herbert Gould, celebrated bass
soloist from Chicago, will sing to all
radio listeners In the Pacific north
west through The Oregonian radio
set tonight, and Dr. W. T. McElveen,
pastor of the First Congregational
church In Portland, will deliver
lecture as the second feature of the
This will be the first of four un
usual events which The Oregonian
will provide for radiophone enthus
iasts this week. The programme will
begin at 7:30 o'clock, the time set for
all Monday night concerts and radio
programmes of The Oregonian, and
will last for an hour.
Herbert Gould arrived in Portland
last night from Chicago to fill a con
cert engagement for the Apollo club
In the municipal auditorium on Tues
day night. The Apollo club has con
sented to let him sing for The Ore.
Mr. Gould is a singer who has
risen to fame with considerable
swiftness during the last few years
and is well known in Chicago, St.
Loui3, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Mil
waukee and other middle western
cities where he has given successful
and hlerhlv nleaslnir concerts. His
voice is powerful and clear.
The subject of Dr. McElveen's lec
ture will be "The Rapid Development
of News Gathering," and in which
will be emphasized the progress made
in means of cummunication during
the last two generations. Before he
entered the pulpit Dr. McElveen was
a newspaper man. That was in the
days when reporters did not have
telephones at their command and
other facilities which now am in
news gathering. Always keenly In
terested In the press. Dr. McElveen
has observed Its progress and will
recount in his lecture the steps for
ward in publishing and also some
thing of the methods used at present.
His talk will be carried by radio
phone to the dining hall of his own
church, where a special receiving set
has been Installed for the monthly
brotherhood banquet. There the men
of the First Congregational church
will listen to the entire programme
given by The Oregonian and will
hear the lecture by their pastor. The
dinner will be given by the brother
hood before the concert, and others
will gather at the church at 7:15
o'clock to hear the programme.
This afternoon Miss Mary Eliza
beth Godwin will deliver one of her
music memory course lectures at 4
o'clock, a daily feature of The Ore
gonian radio programme. The sec
ond concert of the week will be
giv6r Wednesday night, when the
Orpheus male chorus of 35 voices will
sing nine selections. On Friday
night George Olsen's Portland hotel
orchestra will give another pro
gramme, similar to the successful one
last Friday night, and Mervin R.
Good, winner of the state intercol
legiate oratorical contest, will de
liver the oration which won state
honors for him on March 21.
The first sermon to be sent out
from The Oregonian radio tower will
be delivered next Sunday night by
Rev. William Wallace Youngson, and
Mrs. Goldie Peterson Wessler will
assist in the programme with several
soprano solos. The radio apparatus
will be in the hands of W. J. Weed,
local manager of the Shipowners
Radio service, during the week.
S. Agents Experience Trouble
in Buying Liquor in Only
One of Dens Visited.
NEW YORK, April 9. Disguised as
tourists, their motorcar covered with
mud and dirt and their faces smeared
with dust, Izzy Einstein and Moe
Smith, New York's most versatile pro
hibition agents, today raided nearly
two score cafes, arresting 28 proprie
tors and employes, and seized liquor
valued by them at $30,000.
It was the first Sunday liquor raid
ever made here by federal sleuths.
Seven nationalities were represented
in the list of prisoners, who were
rounded up after several hours' work
The biggest haul was made in an ex-
saloon at 335 Amsterdam avenue.
Izzy and Moe breezed Into the place
"Did you enjoy that speech last
night?" asked Izzy of Moe as they ap
proached the bar.
"I did not," replied Moe, disgustedly,
"there was too much prohibition
"What will you have boys?" asked
the proprietor, smiling.
"A little hootch," brazenly replied
The proprietor poured the liquor in
a glass and the two agents poured it
into test tubes, which they carried in
their vest pockets. The , owner,
stunned by surprise, then was placed
A search of the place, Einstein
said, revealed 55 cases of champagne
and other imported wines, several
cases of gin and whisky and scores
of bottles of assorted liquors.
Before proceeding to the Bronx
Finstein and Smith changed their
disguises, assuming that of coach
drivers in high hats and all.
I don't like these Sunday funer
als," complained Izzy, as they warned
into, the first Bronx saloon.
Neither do I," replied Moe. "I hate
to work on Sunday."
The bartender who served them
with liquor agreed with them, saying:
I'd like to go to the Polo grounds
this afternoon, but the boss won't let
'Sure he will," replied Izzy. "Come
along with me," and he flashed his
A summons was left for the owner.
They had no difficulty, the agents
said, in getting liquor, except in one
place where the bartender, who Was
serving .near beer, told them o "beat
it" and picked up an empty bottle.
Izzy and Moe walked out, satisfied,
they said, that there was no chance
of getting anything "on the bar
tender" today. "But we may go
back," Moe said.
The average price of a drink, Ein
stein said, was 50 cents.
"And it is terrible stuff worse
than furniture polish," he added.
Adults, Youths, Maidens
Take Leap to Death.
WEARISOME POET LEADS WAY
Rapid Daiya Passes Through
Areas of Huts and Coolies.
HOLY LAND MYSTERIOUS
Homage Still Paid to Carven Fig
ures in Curio Shops Depicting
Killings. 2 Centuries Ago.
1 DEAD; 1 HURT IN PLANE
Machine Nose-Dives With Pilot
and Passenger at Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., April 9. Aaron
Clements, clerk for the San Joaquin
Light & Power company, was killed
instantly this afternoon when an air
plane at the Aerial circus, in which
he was a passenger, crashed from a
height of 200 feet, Ed Bishop, a
Fresno pilot, was seriously hurt.
Nearly 20,000 persons saw the
The airplane had just taken off
when a turn was attempted, and th
plane nose-dived sharply.
THANK HEAVENS HOUSE-CLEANING COMES ONLY TWICE A YEAR!
I. W. W. SAIL FOR RUSSIA I
Vanguard of Force of 6000 Seeks
to Prove Success of Soviet.
NEW YORK, April 9. The White
Star liner Adriatic, sailing yesterday,
carried in her steerage 6S members of
the Industrial Workers of the World,
the vanguard of a force of 6000 which
is going to Russia seking to prove
the workers can operate the machin
ery of industrial production.
They are followers of William D.
(Big Bill) Haywood, I. W. W. leader.
MT. ADAMS CHANGE SEEN
Piece on West Side of Summit Ap-
Iears to Have Dropped.
HOOD RIVER, Or, April 9. (Spe
cial.) After being veiled since last
Thursday night by heavy clouds,
Mount Adams again was visible
today, and Hood River valley folks
expressed (" their belief that a large
chunk on the west side of the sum
mit had dropped some distance.
On Thursday many local folk ex- I
citedly watched a cleft in the top of
nicar side and after prior arrangement new snows have obliterated evidence
with the Lnited States on the diplo
It should have met without those
limitations on subjects for its agenda
which are differently interpreted in
different quarters and are certain to
lead to ill feeling and charges of bad
Psychologically the conference
opens in a bad atmosphere; intellec
tually It is ill prepared.
Nor can any one who is expe
rienced in other international menag
eries look forward to this one with
out sympathetic indigestion. The
spectacle of 30 nations classified into
their separate species of statesmen,
expert and secretary, assembled
around the green baize in a polyglot
(Concluded on Page 3, Column )
of the chasm.
TURKS DELAY ARMISTICE
Allied Commission Told Negotia
tion May Begin in Three Weeks.
CONSTANTINOPLE. April 9. (By
the Associated Press.) The note of
the sublime porte accepting the arm
istice proposals drawn up by the al
lied foreign ministers at Paris in an
effort to bring about a cessation of
fighting between the Turks and
Greeks in Asia Minor was handed to
the allied high commissioners In Con
stantinople yesterday. ,
It offered to begin negotiations in
BY BEN HUR LAMPMAN.
NIKKO, Japan, March 20. (Mail.)
There is a river here, born of the
hills, that leaps as swiftly to the
blue Pacific as does the Rogue in
Oregon. From Lake Chuzenjl it
springs, the rapid and lovely Daiya,
past the great glaring temples of the
Shogunate in foaming and pecipitate
haste. And Nikko stretches beside it
for a long mile, unspoiled by the
foreigner as when the royal worship
pers from Kyote came thither many
centuries ago. The mountains, vol
cano and offspring, are bright with
lingering snow. Only the ; straight
cedars and the hardy bamboo bear
foliage this, month. Four hours by
train, from Tokio, and northward to
tfie flanks of the range, the summer
place of Nikko is more than a month
distant as the seasons are measured,
and shall not see a blossoming plum
or cherry for weeks to come.
It is the hill country of eastern
and central Oregon, set down by the
genie in another land if one could
but close his -eyes to the thatched
huts, the plodding coolies, and the
range trees. Geographical notions
are tenacious and deceiving. Around
each turn to the red road that twists
upward to the lake it was not in the
least astounding to meet a stockman
from .home, , riding down to the val
ley, or a whiskered prospector scan
ning the tumbled gravel of the river
bed. Yet of mornings there sounds
across the town, and into the hills
beyond, a deep, enduring, recurring
tone of pleasant thunder. The priests
of I'uddha are striking the temple
gong. Five hundred pilgrims, coun
try folk bowed with toil, for the
most part, pass through the lacquered
gates to worship. Nikko is holy
Uvea Taken Carelessly.
Nor is the river the Rogue. A sinis
ter stream, for all its happiness, that
flows as a turbulent testimonial to
the unaltered character of an eastern
people who have assimilated civiliza
tion in her material spirit, but who
are at heart mysterious and aloof
from all our spiritual ways. These
20 years past the Daiya has taken to
herself so many lives, as carelessly
tossed away as leaves, that he who
hears her story may well conclude
that the east is ever the east and the
west shall not meet with her this side
Kegoin falls, where the Daiya is
new born, is the fairest and most
fearsome in all Japan. Ten miles
above Nikko the river throws itself
over a 323-foot precipice and roars
into the canyon, a stream possessed
In old days there' attached to this
spectacle no taint of the somber, and
pilgrims to the shrine paid also their
devoirs to the waterfall. Today so
many turn aside there for another
purpose, and turn aside eternally, that
a sabered policeman guards the river
brink with futile vigilance.
In Nikko they will tell you, with
the laugh that the true Japanese re
serve for a tale of tragedy, that two
or three world-wearied mortals elect
each week to win surcease by suicide
at Kegoin. And so It has been for 20
years. AVe who have been taught that
the institution of hari-kari is in the
dust-bin of the past begin to per
ceive that such a record is not con
firmatory. That which it does con
firm is quite another conclusion.
Street cars and dreadnoughts have
not Served to modernize the heart of
Falls Death Rendezvous.
Moroya he was caUed, an honor
student at the University of Tokyo.
He wrote much poetry and was adopt
ed by a rich patron, who named him
Fujimura Misawo. There was to his
verse a dark but gracile charm that
endeared both him and his song to
his readers. Two vogues he created
The one a lasting affection for his
poetical contributions to national lit
erature, the other a madness, a popu
lar mania, for death in the arms of
the bright falls of the Daiya river. At
the height of his fame the pet. young
and wealthy, came to Nikko and its
wond-erous waterfall, and with his
knife carved a last poem on an oak
that leans over the fearful plunge.
The theme of this verse was not so
much one of despondency as of a tired
disillusionment. The incomprehensi
ble Japanese police have permitted it
to remain to this day "The world
means -nothing to me."
Concluding this sentiment in sev
eral stanzas, deeply cut in the oak,
Misawo went the suicidal way of a
Japanese gentleman. His bridal with
Kegoin strongly appealed to the
strain of supersentimentality in the
Japanese breast, and since that day
Police Find George C. Evans Ready
to Flee From China Inn Before
Helen Ding, little Chinese waitress,
dainty, fragile and as ineffectual in
the grasp of the world's rough hand
as all Chinese femininity appears,
was a heronine of sorts early yes
terday. When George C. Evans at
tacked the proprietor of the China
inn, 153 Broadway, according to the
story of the startled almond-eyed
boniface, the girl procured a revolver
and held Evans on the stairs until the
Patrolmen Jewell and Fleming hur
riedly answered an emergency call,
and found Evans cowering before the
waitress, who was threatening him
with her weapon. Whether she would
have pulled the trigger or not will
always be a matter of doubt In the
man's mind. But he was not the one
to tut her to the test. He had al
ready started to run from the place.
The officers were ready to pin a
star or some other badge of honor
upon the little waistress for the mas
terful part she played, but the girl
smilingly declined to be decorated. It
was not really war times anyway,
she said, and coolly went- back to
her role of a Chinese Hebe, serving,
perhaps not ambrosia, but certainly
nourishment to her patrons.
Evans was booked at the police
station on charges of assault and dis
Herbert Wilson, ex-Oregon
Minister, Is Killer.
SHERIFF TIPPED' IN ADYANCE
Turnkey Reveals $1000 Of
fer to Let Trio Out.
VON FALKENHAYN DEAD
German ex-War Minister Suc
cumbs Near Potsdam.
BERLIN, April 9. (By the Associ
ated Press.) General Erich von Fal
kenhayn, ex-minister of war and one
time chief of staff of the German
army, died Saturday at Wild Park,
General von Falkenhayn was ap
pointed war minister of Germany in
1913, succeeding General von Her-
ringen. Shortly after the outbreak of
the world war he was appointed chief
o'f the general staff, succeeding Gen
eral von Moltke, who was declared to
In August, 1916, Von Falkenhayn
was supplanted by Von Hlndenburg
and shortly afterward took the field
in Transylvania against th Rouma
nians. He was born in 1861.
CEMETERY MINE KILLS 20
French Soldiers, Seeking Hidden
Arms, Strike Detonator.
KATTOWITZ. Silesia, April 9. (By
the Associated Press.) More than 20
French soldiers were killed and a
dozen wounded today when, while
searching for hidden arms, a spade
struck the detonating mechanism of a
The explosion occurred in a ceme
tery between Gleiwitz and Sossnitna.
An examination showed that the
mine had been planted under a store
of arms. The explosion made a crater
30 feet in diameter and t feet deep.
BAD BLOOD CAUSES DEATH
Intention of Herbert Cox to Turn
State's F.vldcneo Believed to Bo
Reason for Shooting.
ELGIN WAREHOUSE BURNS
Big Granary Destroyed With Esti
mated Loss of $50,000.
ELGIN, Or., April 9. (Special.)
The Elgin warehouse, under the man
agement of Harlan Huffman, was
burned tonight with a loss estimated
at 350,000 to building and machinery.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but
probably was due to spontaneous
Firemen saved the grain in adjoin
(Concluded on Page A Column 2.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 83
decrees: minimum, 38 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly wind.
Japanese falls suicides' rendezvous. Fa Re 1.
Problems of Genoa conference discussed by
Maximilian Harden, rage i.
Keynes predicts clash of old and new sys
tems at cjenoa coniercntc. cms"
All European nations courting; Russia.
Reduction In navy attacked In bouse.
Harding unlikely to employ veto, rage 4.
Oregon ex-pastor slays pal In Jailbreak.
Day's exoneration accepted py puonc.
Conan Doyle here to "rain American
skepticism or spiritualism, i-age i.
Seattle -woman shoots self In choir loft.
Soldier memorial dedicated at The Dalles.
Pacific Coast league results: At I.os Angeles
4-6, Portland 2-4: at Sacramento 9-10.
Oakland 8-4; at San Francisco 8-8, Se
attle d-10; at Salt Lake-Vernon post
poned, snow. Page 10.
Amateurs of city open bouts tonight
Frank Troeh's score high In three-day
shoot. Page 11.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon farmers ask for United States' help.
Steamer Montana is expected today.
New York market takes bull turn. Page 15.
Portland and Vicinity.
Heavy fruit crop likely in Oregon. Pags 8
Four health meetings set for this week.
Lumber demand exceeds output. Page 9.
Herbert Gould to sing Into The Oregonian
radio set tonight. Page 1.
Chinese waitress holds up intruder. Page l
Life of John the Baptist example to all,
says evangelist. Page 16.
Scmenoff declared to be leader of band of
robbers. Page 2.
Disguised sleutbs raid cafes In New York.
Ardent lover beats companion on wild auto
ride. Page 5.
Mr. Crumpacker finishes platform. Page 5.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 19.
LOS ANGELES, Cat- April 9 Her
bert Wilson, formerly a minister of
the gospel In Oregon and Canada,
held in the county Jail pending trial
for the robbery of the malls here of
nearly 11,000,000 the night of March
3. 1921, shot and killed his allege
accomplice, Herbert R. Cox, Just after
officers had frustrated an attempted
Jail break late today.
Frank Wilson, a brother of Her
bert; Miss Helen Gillespie, Herbert's
sweetheart, and Mrs. Herbert 11. Cox.
widow of the slain prisoner, were
taken into custody by sheriff s depu
ties a short time after the shooting.
The man was held and the women
were permitted to return to their
Cox, Wilson and Eddie O'Brien, re
cently arrested here In connection
with a mail robbery at Toledo, u..
more than a year ago, had made their
escape from the Jail proper and were
on the "bridge of sighs," a pannage
way leading to the hall of Justice,
when deputy sheriffs closed in on
W ilson Shoots llows Cox.
Then Wilson trained a revolver
upon Cox and pulled the trigger. Of
ficers said there had been "bad blood''
between the men since shortly after
their arrest, when Cox was said to
have made a statement to federal of
ficers and the report became curric
that he would testify for the state a
Sheriff Traeger announced that Ju
before Cox died he said. -Herb did It
After O'Brien and Wilson had be.
returned to their cells and plact
under guard, the sheriff said Wils.
would be charged with murder.
How Wilson obtained the weapoi
the officers were unable to say. To.
said he had wrapped it in a hantl
Escape I'lotled Home Time.
For several weeks, the officer;
declared. Cox, Wilson and O'Brle.
had been plotting to escape, thei
final arrangements having bee
made Saturday, when Wilson offerei
Koy Rankin, a turnkey, 31000 if L
would let the three out onto ti .
Bridge of Sighs.
Uankln reported the offer to Shei
iff Traeger, and the latter decided i
permit Rankin to seem to accede I
the plan and permit the men to i
onto the Bridge of Sighs, while plai.
were made by the sheriff to captui
the prisoners there, and also a.
possible accomplices who might ,
proach from the outside.
About 3 o'clock this afternoon I
three prisoners, pleading Illness, c .
trlved to go to the Jail hospital, m.
the entrance to the bridge. Kank.
met them there and let them out on
the bridge. Twelve sheriff's dcputi
were placed about the Jail at advai.
Klsht Occurs on Bridge.
O'Brien soon succeeded In workli
his way Into the Hall of Justice, l
officers there Immediately ordoii
hint to throw up his hands.
Then, on the bridge, started a flgM
between Wilson and Cox. Before th.
officers could reach the place, a shot
wu heard. Cox was found lying on
the floor, groaning. Wilson was seen
to hide a revolver under his coat, of
Cox died soon, after at the Jail
hospital, after gasping first, "they
did it," and then, when asked "whoT
"Herb did It."
Wilson remained cool after the
shooting, declining to make any state
ment. He and Cox were to have been
tried for mall robbery May 16. They
were suspected of having committed
a number of robberies, obtaining a
total of $2. 500,000, according to of
ficers fOSO.OOA Reported Koand.
After Cox's alleged statement to
the federal officers, more than $600,
000 in securities were said to have
been recovered in Detroit.
San Francisco officers were said ti
have evidence tending to connect
them with the robbery of Hale Bros',
store in that city. Los Angeles de
tectives expressed the belief thot the
men committed a robbery in the
Fifth-street store here a few years
It was only a few days ago, accord
ing to Sheriff Traeger, that another
revolver was found In Wilson's tell.
It was removed, the powder taken
from the cartridges and the flrlns:
pin filed off and then replaced In the
Apparently, the changes were dis
covered, as nothing happened.
Later, seven steel saws were taken
from the same cell.
Wilson formerly occupied the pul
pit at Brownsville, Or., Inter beenm-
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