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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, ArRIL 2G, 1922
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DLL.IL.VLL I I LI.LUi
LED IN FATAL
SITE OF HOSPITAL
HCXIERS FAII TO BAG PKE
VERDICT IS FOR SECOND DE
CHEHALIS WOMAN SAYS BOY
WTAS FOND OF HORSES.
DUBLIN IS BFZZIXG WITH EC
MORS OF ATTACK.
Protest Against Separate
HOPE Oil AIR
Inquest Held on Killing of
PROSECUTION IS FAVORED
Witnesses Tell of Plans Laid
HEARING IS EXCITING ONE
District Attorney Is Clieered at Va
rious Times by Crowd Attend
LOS ANGELES, April 25. The coro
ner's Jury which today inquired into
the facts surrounding the killing of
Constable M. B. Mosher, slain by an
other officer while the constable was
participating n a raid of masked men
Saturday night, reported a verdict
that Mosher came to his death while
a member of a masked mob "presum
ably instigated and directed by mem
bers of the" Ku Klux Klan."
The verdict said:
"Medford D. Mosher came to his
death from a gunshot wound inflicted
by Marshal Frank Woerner in pur
suit of his duty- while Mosher was
acting as a member of an illegal
ma eked and armed mob, presumably
instigated and directed by members
of the Ku Klux Klan.
Further Investigation Favored.
"We recommend the district attor
ney convene a grand Jury of this
county to investigate the matter
further and take necessary steps to
prosecute the perpetrators of this
The verdict followed testimony in
which these facts were sworn to:
The raid was made upon a family
of Spaniards who conducted a win
ery under federal license, but who
were asserted by members of the mob
to be bootleggers.
Plans for the attack . ware made
Friday night at a meeting held in the
undertaking chapel at which today's
Inquest was held.
At this same meeting, attended by
30 men, including one of the under
takers who own the chapel, several
men took a "preliminary oath" which
one-witness described as the first
step towards joining the Ku Klux
Kleagle la Attendance.
N. A Baker, "kleagle" or organ'zer
for the Ku Klux Klan, attended the
meeting and was present during the
raid the following night
Six business men of Inglewood
were named as having attended the
meeting Friday night. All were called
to the stand and five declined to
answer questions on the ground their
answers might incriminate them.
William & Coburn. grand goblin,
and Gus Willard Price, king kleagle
of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,
testified that they went to Inglewood
Saturday night after hearing there
had been a raid. They denied all
knowledge of the meeting Friday,
night and said they knew of no such
thing as a preliminary oath in their
Cebnra Gives Testimony.
Persons may be admitted to the
klan, Coburn testified, either upon
the payment of a fee or rendering
some "important service" to the klan.
After the verdict was rendered,
Deputy District Attorney Doran. wh
.conducted the inquest with Coroner
Frank A. Nance, conferred with Dis
trict Attorney Woolwlne and Presid
ing Judge Willis of the Los Angeles
county superior court. Judge Willis
announced after the conference he
would communicate with Judge
Houser of the same court, whose duty
it is to empanel a grand Jury when
called upon. The jury, if called by
Judge Uouser. will De asked to inves
tigate the Inglewood 'raid and the
activities of the kian, it was stated
'testimony Is Dramatic.
The testimony at the Inquest was
brought out in dramatic manner by
Mr. Doran. to whom the greater part
of it came as a surprise as it was
dragged from the lips of reluctant
The first clew that led to the series
of admissions which resulted in the
verdict came from JR. D. Knicker
bocker, reporter of a Los Angeles
newspaper. Knickerbocker said bis
city editors told him Saturday night
that Donald Parker, photographer on
the same paper, had received a "tip"
something was to be "pulled off at
Inglewood. Knickerbocker and Parker
drove to that place and found sev
eral men In a garage, whom they
joined and later went to the home of
Fidel and Mathias Elduayen. the
Spaniards, who were raided. The
reporter said he could not identify
any of the men by name, but that
one was a motorcycle officer. Knick
erbocker said he got the impression
the party was simply making a raid
to assist an officer of the law. '
Parker on the stand admitted he
was formerly a member of the Ku
Klux Klan, but sent his resignation
in last Monday. He said he could not
identify anyone taking part in the
raid. He left when the shooting
started, he declared.
While Parker was testifying a
iCocciuded va i'ajfe 6, Columa 3.)
Party as JLast Resor Explodes Dy
namite In Lake Far South, '
but Without Result.
CHOLILA. Territory of Chubut,
April 25. (By the Associated Press.)
Martin Sheffield's famous plesio
saurus, if it ever existed, appears to
have fled to parts unknown. The ex
pedition recently sent out from Bue
nos Aires, under the leadership . of
Emilio Frye, has been unable to lo
cate the animal after many nights of
watching and hunting around the lake
near Esquuel, where Sheffield re
ported he had seen such a monster.
As a last resort. Frey exploded 11
cartridges of dynamite in the lake
last Sunday, hoping this- would force
the elusive prehistoric animal to the
surface. This effort was without re
sult, however, and the expedition is
returning empty handed." " ' A-
The party will halt at its Chubut
headquarters, however, and probably
from there will make other explora
tions for the benefit of the Buenos
Aires zoological garden ' before re
turning to Buenos Aires.
The only evidence obtained by the
expedition which -might support Shef
field's story of the plesiosarus were
stories told by the Indians encounr
tered. They said they had seen in
the lake an animal "as big as four
ponchos," the ponchos being an In
dian unit of measure.
TWO BOYS ARE MISSING
Lads Last Seen Launching Home
made Canvas Canoe. ' -
Hershell Allen, 17, 648 East Elev
enth street North, and James Chap
man, 15, who. were last seen launch-
a homemade canvas canoe at 7
P. M. last night at the foot of Wood-
ard avenue, are believed to have met
with some mishap, according to a re
port made to the police at 12:30
o'clock this morning by the father of
the Allen hoy. He told the police
that the boys, "who have been chums
for some time, have never before been
known to stay out all night, ' that
they are dependable boys and that
he could account for their absence
in no other way than that their make
shift canoe had proved treacherous
and they had been drowned.
The harbor patrol will make a
search this morning.
DRESS FORMS IN DEMAND
New Craze Now Spreading in Grays
MONTESANO. Wash., April 25.
Special.) The dress form rage Is
spreading in Grays Harbor county and
Newton is the latest community to
organize a club for the making of
this household necessity. Mrs. O. M.
Patterson is in charge of the work in
her community, and before long every
woman within a radius of several
miles of Newton will have a dress
Plans are under way among New
ton women to spread the gospel or
dress forms to Carlisle. Miss Mabel
Webber, home demonstration agent.
believes that practically .every farm
er's wife in the country will have a
dres3 form before the year ends.
40-YEAR TROTH IS KEPT
lair Engaged in 1882 Wedded In
Kansas City,' Mo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 25. (Spe
cial.) Forty years ago an engage-
ent was announced in the Kansas
City Times. The wedding took place
Many things have happened in the
ntervening years, it was me oia,
eld story of lovers' quarrels that time
bridges and the cause of which boh
have forgotten. They drifted apart
and met again.
So, last night, after 40 years, Mrs.
Fannv H. Keim became the bride ot
John Hum. The ceremony was per
formed by the Key- S. M. R, Murray,
pastor of the Church of the Brethren.
Sir. Hurn is 76 and hia bride 69.
In the intervening years both had
married and now have grown chil
dren. COLLEGE CO-EDS ON TRIP
Corvallis Girls to Debate Califor
nia Team at Berkeley.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE. Corvallis, April 25. (Special.)
The co-ed debate team left today for
Berkeley. Cal.. to meet the university
girls there on the closed-shop ques
tion Thursday. Clara Cole, Heisson
Wash., and Marjorie Stone, Junction
City, were the girls selected to take
the affirmative against the Cali
fornia negative. Miss Cole is a senior
in home economics and Miss Stone is
a freshman in home economics.
"We have the hard side of the ques
tion to defend this time," said Pro
fessor Mitchell, coach, "but alibis will
not be in order, as the girls are able
to take care of themselves on the
CANTALOUPES ON MARKET
Two Carloads Are Received In New
York From Mexico.
NEW YORK, April 25. The sea
son's first shipment of cantaloupes
reached here today from Mexico. It
usually does not appear in this city
until late in May or June and the
first shipments usually come from
The two carloads received today
were brought by a firm through spe
cial arrangements with the railroads.
They were sold at 23 cents each
wholesale and were expected to re
tall for about 35 cents.
United States Visioned as
GUEST ADDRESSES EDITORS
Share in Work of Genoa Corv
WORK HELD WORLD'S NEED
Confidence and Trade Declared
Most Practical Means for
Starting World W'ork.
NEW YORK, April 25. (By the As
sociated Press.) Lady Astor told
leading editors and publishers of the
United States today at the annual
luncheon of the Associated Press that
America would yet join the conference
"I believe America can show the
way to peace," she exclaimed fervent
ly, amid a gale of appjause.
The reference to Genoa was but one
of a score of subjects touched upon by
the Virginia-born member of the
British house of commons in a breezy
r.ddress on mother love and practical
politics that held the close attention
of her auditors in the grand ballroom
of the Waldorf-Astoria. Her audience
was mostly men, although the boxes
in the gallery were filled with women.
Lady Astor seemed perfectly at
home 1 om the moment she tripped
jauntily into the room to the strains
of "Dir'e." She joined in the singing
of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny."
She shouted "hear, hear," when her
husband, Viscount Astor, spoke brief
ly, and mounted a chair and waved
"goodbye" at the conclusion of the
Various Topics Touched.
She digressed considerably from her
prepared address, touching at random
on sucli topics as .Lloyd George, bol
ehevism, labor and capital, the power
of the press and a closer understand
ing between England and the United
"I have often been called wild since
I left home, but I was never called a
peach until I came back," was the way
she began her speech, referring to
her introduction by Frank B. Noyes,
president of the Associated Press, who
said, in discussing the apple episode
in the Garden of Eden, that "man has
ever fallen for the peach, whether it
be wild or cultivated."
She proudly said she was a Virginia
patriot and an ardent one. "This
patriot'sm," she said, "had stood her
well because it has proved to England
that a real patriot can be useful in
any country, while a narrow, bigoted
patriot is of no use to any country,
even his own."
She stopped to apologize for her
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"All Truth Not Told," Says Con
victed Man "Before I Am Sen
tenced I Shall Tell More."
BEND, Or., April 25. (Special.)
After deliberating 78 hours, six hours
more than the local record, the jury
in the case of A. J. Weston, charged
with the killing of Robert H. Krug
of Sisters on March 24, 1919. tonight
returned a verdict of guilty in the
second degree. Weston will be sen
tenced at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow after
noon. The jury failed to agree on
his first trial. Weston declared that
he would make a statement before
he is sentenced tomorrow. "All the
truth has not been told and I have
not been allowed to tell all that I
know," he declared after the verdict
was read. "Tomorrow, before I am
sentenced, I shall tell what I know
about this case."
Krug was declared to . have been
tortured in the effort to make him
tell the hiding place of his money,
finally killed and the body and cabin
George Stillwell, technical accom
plice, was exonerated and was one
of the witnesses for the state in the
prosecution of Weston. -
COUNTESS IN DISTRESS
Member of Danish Royalty Makes
Trip to Study Immigrants.
NEW YORK, April 25. The Countess
Christine Rosenkrantz, her 19-year-
old son, Baron Holger Julian Fred
erick de Rosenkrantz, and her com
panion. Miss Elizabeth Peterson, were
admitted to the United States by the
commissioner of immigration at Ellis
island today as immigrants.
They arrived among the steerage
passengers on the Resolute, of the
United States line, yesterday. The
countess, whose husband is one of the
Danish delegates to the Genoa confer
ence, was .called before the- boarding
inspectors when the Resolute dockedH
and told that she would have to go to
"There is no mystery In the fact
that I came here in the steerage," the
countess explained. "I have long
wanted to study conditions of immi
grants." PLANE MISSING; 6 ABOARD
Woman One of Passengers; Search
Is Begun by Navy.
KEY WEST. Fla., April 25. (By
the Associated Press.) The commer
cial seaplane Santa Monica, which left
here Monday at 6:10 A. M. for Nassau
with six persons aboard, including a
woman, has not arrived at its desti
nation and naval seaplanes of the
Atlantic squadron left here today to
search for it.
On board the plane were Pilots
Musck and - Richardson, Mechanic
Roderick, Dr. Eugene Lowe, Pharma
cist Leslie Curry ana a woman pas
senger from Havana, whose name has
not been learned.
Dr. Lowe and Pharmacist Curry
were en route, to attend Duke Schiller,
seaplane pilot, who was mobbed and
seriously injured at Nassau last week
when, it is believed, he was mistaken
for a prohibition officer.
Marc Martin, 16, Is Believed to
Have Lost Life While Trying
Some Youthful Prank.
That the body seen to go over Celilo
falls Monday afternoon was that of j
Marc, 16-year-old son of Mr. and '
bheT otholafpnjSOVIET CREATES SENSATION
the Marlyn hotel, this city, was the j
conviction expressed last night by
Mrs. Pollson. So thoroughly con
vinced is the mother that it was her
son that she has collapsed.
A report from The Dalles yester
day was that a crowd, gathered on
the river banks to watch Indians
spear salmon, chanced to see a human
body, closely followed by that of a
saddled horse, carried over the falls.
They disappeared in the eddies and
-whirlpools below the falls.
Mrs. Martin said the boy went to
The Dalles on April 5 to work in
highway construction near that city.
She said that he was "crazy" about
horseback riding and cowboy stuff.
and it is the incident of the saddled
horse that convinces her that her son,
in some boyish, reckless stunt, tum
bled himself and horse into the river.
The boy, she said, was well devel
oped for a 16-year-old. He has been
away from home before for extended
periods and never failed to write. He
was reported missing to police of
Chehalis, Portland and The Dalles
about a week ago, but so far no trace
of him has been found.
SAVING ASSURED FARMERS
Canadian Freight Rates to Be lie
duced 40 Per Cent.
WINNIPEG, April 25. Reduction of
Canadian railroad freight rates by 40
per cent, to the 1919 level, will be
made before the 1922 crops begin to
move. Premier Norris of Manitoba an
nounced today in an address before
the provincial liberal convention.
The reduction, said Mr. Norris, will
mean an annual saving of approxi
mately ?8, 000,000 to Manitoba farmers
in freight rates.
SHARK CAUGHT OFF COAST
Man-Eater Taken by Fishermen
Outside Golden Gate.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25. A
man-eating shark was caught by fish
ermen a short distance outside the
Golden Gate today and was placed on
exhibition In a downtown meat mar
ket. Marine men said that the man-
eating sharks rarely visit this sec
The specimen captured measured
between five and six feet.
LENINE IS OPERATED ON
Bullet Extracted From Side of So
RIGA, Letvia, April 25. (By the
Associated Press.) Premier Lenine of
soviet Russia was operated on yes
terday, says a report from Moscow
A bullet which had troubled him
for three years was extracted from
his side. Last accounts were that
the patient was doing well.
Vigorous Note Sent to Poles
at Genoa Meet.
RUSS ARMY NEAR BORDER
Slavs Intimate That by Action at
Conference Riga Treaty Has
GENOA. April 25. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Soviet Russia con
tributed another sensation to the
economic conference today by send
ing a note to the Polish delegation
remonstrating against Poland's ac
tion in joining with the allied powers
In protest against a separate treaty
between Russia and Germany.
Russia claimed that the" peace
treaty between herself and Poland
covers ail relations between the two
countries so that Poland, like Ger
many, should not participate in the
discussion of Russian affairs, even in
timating that Poland by her present
action in the conference has abro
gated the treaty signed at Riga on
March 18, 1921.
Russia has a strong red army en
camped near the Polish border and
for this reason the Russian remon
strances are regarded by some of the
delegates as equivalent almost to a
threat against Poland.
Experts Compare Notes.
xne experts on the Russian ques
tion, sitting without the soviet dele
gates, today compared notes on the
new proposals presented by the Rus
sian delegates at yesterday's session
and decided to forward reports to
their respective governments. It is
expected that when the answers are
received from the various capitals the
powers will submit counter proposi
tions to the Soviets couched In firm
language in an endeavor to reach a
working basis for an accord.
"We cannot stay here forever,"
said a French delegate tonight. The
French are disturbed over the man
ner in which the English have inter
preted Premier Poincare's address.
The French spokesman made it clear
that all Frenchmen are alarmed over
future military possibilities of the
Russo-German treaty and that M.
Poincare was merely voicing France's
There are certain indications here
that France with her dwindling popu
lation is fearful of the constantly in
creasing German population united
with mighty Russia. The French at
citude toward Russia is des'cribed as
like that of Japan toward China
each wants an organized and pros
perous neighbor, but does not desire
that neighbor to be so strong as to
loom as a possible menace.
Conference Rearing Rocks.
The Genoa conference is drifting
toward the rocks again. Whether it
lua fleam. wiieLner iti
ept from wreckage depends
mssibility of adjusting the!
can be k
on tne possiDiiity or adjusting
new demands of the Russia soviet
delegates with the position of the
allied governments, which declare
they will stand steadfastly by the
resolutions adopted at Cannes, on
which the conference is founded.
The situation is made more critical
by the French premier's frank warn
ing in his address at Bar-le-Duc yes
terday that France will withdraw
from thn conference if she is unable
to see that the Ideas -expressed by
the French cabinet before parliament
These French pratical demands in
clude maintenance of the war repar
ations figures, disbarment of all dis
armament discussions and no changing
of existing treaties at Genoa. In ad
dition France insists on rigid adher
ence to the Cannes resolutions, which
call for the payment of Russia's pre
war debts and the restitution by the
soviet of foreigners' property in
New Proposals Impossible.
The Conference of experts on the
Russian question broke up yesterday
and adjourned sine die because the
experts representing the powers
found the Russians' new set of pro
posals absolutely in contradiction to
the soviet note accepting the allies'
terms as a basis for future deliber
ations. Yesterday the bolsheviki announced
their declination to restore private
property because everything was na
tionalized in Russia, but in their note
of acceptance they voiced willingness
to restore such property or Indemnify
the owners provided the country's war
debts to the allies were cut down and
financial help for Russia forthcom
ing. Instead of accepting the allies' de
mands for the payment of war debts,
with the understanding - that these
debts be scaled down and the arrears
in interest either be postponed or
remitted in part, the bolsheviki had
sn entirely different proposition. They
asked the oomplete annullment of all
Russians Ask Moratorium.
Whereas they had previously agreed
to tho payment of financial obliga-
ons due" to foreign nationals, which
Concluded oo Pae Co i tuna 2.)
Michael Collins Returns to City,
Ready to Resume Confer
ence With Valcra.
DUBLIN, April 25. (By the Asso
ciated Press ) Michael Collins, head
cf th6 provisional government, re
turned to Dublin today from Tralee
in readiness for the resumption to
morrow of the conference between the
adherents of the government and of
Eamon De Valera looking to peace.
The belief was expressed here to
night tnat the protest of labor, which
culminated in Monday's one-day
strike, has had no effect in influencing
the leaders on either side of the con
troversy to yield their viewpoints.
Dublin was buzzing tonight with
rumors of a possible attempt to rush
the Daii Eireann and "purge" it by
Today the Dublin chamber of com
merce, a body of mixed politics, held
r. largely-attended meeting, at which
deep concern was, expressed for the
lack of security to life and property.
Sir Horace Plunkett was the chief
bpeaker. He said he thought the peo
ple of the United States must be puz
zled to know what is happening in
Ireland at the present time. He de
clared that he supported the provi
sional government because it was do
ing its best to obtain freedom for Ire
land, it was showing high courage
in this effort. The British govern
ment was not responsible for the
trouble: it was the Irish themselves.
Sir Horace added that the present
policy of some of the young men
seemed to be a transfer of authority
from the orb and scepter to the bay
onet and the bomb.
KISSING BAN ADVOCATED
Church Gatherings Urged to Fro-J
Tiibit Osculatory Games.
MORGANTOWN, W. Va,, April 25.
Church and Sunday school social
gatherings should place a ban upon
kissing games, such as "winkem,"
"postoffice" and "clap in, clap out,
declared Mrs. Hobart Hall of Clarks
burg, a leader of the state girls'
movement, in an address here today
to members of the young people's
Sunday school association.
The speaker pleaded that the asso
ciation take some official action on
the kissing question. "Girls who
think they have to kiss a fellow
every time he takes them home if
he is to come back, have the wrong
idea," she said. "Girls who are choice
with their kisses are the ones who
'have all the dates," " she added.
ORIENT TOURISTS WARNED
3Iinlster Advises Travelers to Keep
Out of China.
TOKIO. April 26. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) It is unwise for tour
ists to go to China, owing to the dis
turbed military conditions there,
Jacob G. Schurman, American min
ister at Pekin, said today in a tnej-
saffe to Americans here who had
asked his advice.
The Japanese foreign office, al
though cognizant of conditions in
China, does not believe recent reports
that the lives of foreigners are en
dangered. Nevertheless, the foreign
office recommenas not going into that
country unless on urgent business as
discomforts are certain to be experi
enced. DEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
72 degrees; minimum, 43 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds. -Foreign.
Troop raid on Dail believed threatened.
Soviet note delivered at Genoa meet vir
tual threat against Poland. Page 1.
Hunt for monster fails, rase 1.
West grossly ignorant of Russian experi
ment in government. Page 2.
Baffling problems of air being solved.
Coroner's jury thinks Klan led in fatal
raid. Page 1.
New and Beveridge urged by republican
party to be cautious. , Page 2.
Anti-lying toxine to reform society. Page B.
Anti-lying toxine to reform society.
Twenty-one thought dead in Texas flood.
America can show way to world peace,
says Lady Astor. Page 1.
Von der Ahe threatened Jeppson, says
boy at triaL Page 7.
Poindexter likely to have opposition In pri
maries. Page 1.
Recall petitions a-e filed at Salem, Page 4.
Pacific coast league results: At Portland
6. Vernon a; at oeaiita a, uaKiana 'z
at San Francisco 6, Salt Lake 7; at
Los Angeles 1. Sacramento 2. Page 12.
"Williams, ex-Beaver, excels Ruth's bat
record. Page 1.
Lusty stick, work wins for St. Louis
Browns. Page 13.
Commercial and Marine.
New wheat standards expected to benefit
northwestern growers." rage m.
Private settlements ease strain on May
wheat at Chicago. Page 16.
New Canadian' and New York city loans
successfully floated. Page 17.
Investment bonds show wonderful power
of absorption on New York stock ex
change. Page 16.
Non-union harbor workers are attacked
by strikers. Page 15.
Steel purchases change character.
Portland and Vicinity.
Shriners select site for hospital. Pag X.
Hecker may plead self-defense In mur
der case. Page 14.
Ccast expects 130.000 Shrinera this, sum
mer. Page 11.-'
Official probe Into affairs of State bank
to start today. Page 6.
"Weather report, data and forecast.
Body that went over falls is believed to
be eon's. Page 1.
Opposition to Williams by McNary denied.
Devil hard dealer, declare, .evangelist,
page . "
10 Acres at East 82d and
BUSINESS DETAILS FIXED
Owners of Land Willing That
Deal Should Be Made.
COST IS ABOUT $18,000
Building for Crippled Children to
Be at Entrance to Columbia
. River Highway.
Ten acres at the very entrance of
the famous Columbia River highway,
beginning at the southeasterly corner
of East Klehty-second street and
Sandy boulevard, extending approxi
mately 700 feet east on the boulevard,
Will be the site for the Shriners" hos
pital for crippled children in Portland.
Announcement of the selection was
made yesterday afternoon by John D.
McGilvray of San Francisco and
Bishop Frederick W. Keator of Ta
coma, the two members of the na
tional board of trustees who spent
almost two days In Portland viewing
sites for the location of the Shriners'
hospital in this city.
While the cost of the site has not
been determined definitely. It will be
in the neighborhood of (18,000, it
House oa Property.
One acre of the site, which la
cleared and on which a J3000 house
stands. Is the property of Miss Anne
Murphy, parole officer for the state
board of health, and the remainder
of the ten acres Is the property ot
the O.-W. It & N. company.
Although the construction of the
home and clearing of the land owned
by Miss Murphy bad been completed
but a short time ago, she readily
relinquished hold of her property
when she found to what purpose It
was Intended to put the land. It Is
possible that the house will be moved
and remain the property of the pres
ent owner, but if this Is not done
the Shrine's local trustees will put
the dwelling to some use.
J. D. Farrell, president of the
O.-W. R. & N. company, who Is la
Seattle, assisted the Shriners by re
moving several serious obstacles to
the transfer of the property owned
by the railroad company. Negotia
tions with Mr. Farrell were carried
on by long-distance telephone through
Arthur C. Spencer, general counsel
for the company, who has his offices
In Portland. -
Hospital Taken Five A errs.
Five acres of the property will be
used for the crippled chlldrens'
hospital.' the out-patient clinlo and
the nurses' home. This tract will be
deeded to the national board of
trustees for its use as a hospital tilt.
The remaining five acres will be
held as property of Al Kader temple.
and according to A. L. .Tctu, poten
tate of the temple and one of the
local trustees of the hospital, this
portion of the tract will be put by
the temple to some use that conforms
to the work that Is being carried on
by the imperial council ot the Shrine
through Its hospital board.
Convalescent Home Probable. j
It Is altogetner probable that at
some future date tne local biirincrs
will erect a convalescent home, where
the children discharged from the hos
pital will be cared for until full
strength Is regained.
In announcing the selection of the
site. Bishop Keator said the reason
for the decision of the national com
mittee was twofold, first because it
affords a Blghtly. healthy locat.on.
protected from the east winds by a
huge butte. and removed from neigh
borhood complications, and second
that the site is at the very gateway
of the worlds greatest highway.
where not only every Portland resi
dent but every visitor to this city will
be certain to have an opportunity o
view the hospital.
Many Sites Viewed.
After announcing the choice of the
site the two members of the commit
tee stated that they had viewed many
wonderful sites, some of them twice,
but the inaccessibility, location off
main highways and congested neigh
borhoods caused the great majority
The work of the two national com
mitteemen was made comparatively
easy through the many months' labor
performed by the site committee of
Al Kader temple, named by Potentate
Tetu. This committee, composed of
Mayor Baker, Hal T. Hutchinson, Dr.
S. M Strohecker, Dr. M. B. Marcelius
and Harry M. Euler, viewed sll sites
after submission, gathered all data
pertaining to each site, and made a
complete compilation of all of this
Information, including plat, maps for
the guidance of the national com
mitteemen. Task Declared Huge.
Inasmuch as almost 100 sites wire
submitted, the task of eliminating
those that did not conform to the
regulations" laid down by the nollon.i
board of trustees was a huge one Tl..
site committee aieo Intervif- w-t d our
ers of all trarta n r'traril to h
(Concluded wu rfc A 4. Cw