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VOL. LXI 0. 19JJ48 ' Entered at Portland (Oregor)
Postofflce sa Second-class Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY. JULY 29, 1922
PRICE PIVE CENTS
TACOMA PLANS WAR
BONUS LOAN LIFT
STREET CAR CRASHES
'MA' STREETER TIES
'FLAGSHIP' TO PIER
ON MILK ADVANCE
INTO FRONT OF HOME
TO PREVENT WAR
MAYOR THREATENS TO INITI
ATE MUNICIPAL SYSTEM.
CRAFT, DUE TO BE JUNKED,
THOUGHT LOST , AT SEA.
PIANO AND EVERYTHING IS
WIDOW OF NOTED 'CAPTAIN'
HAS EYE TO BUSINESS.
STR KESOLUT ON
Proposals on Railway
Walkout Drawn Up.
FACTIONS TO MEET TUESDAY
Details of President's Plan
SENIORITY IS COVERED
Major Section Is Understood to
Involve Restitution of Bights
to Men Who Quit Work.
WHAT HAPPENED TESTER
DAY IN" RAIL. STRIKE.
President Harding drew up
proposals -to settle the shop
men's strike after confer
ences with union, leaders and
The shopmen's executive
committee will meet in Chi
cago next Tuesday and the
rail executives in New York
to consider the president's
The seniority issue, the
stumbling block in previous
peace negotiations, was un
derstood to take up the bulk
of the president's proposition.
Striking shopmen of the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad re
fused to accept the railroad's
proposal for a separate set
tlement. The entire city of Denison,
Tex., was placed under mar
tial law as the result of strike
Reports of violence in
creased as the fourth week of
the strike ended. More rail
roads obtained federal injunc
tions and restraining orders
to protect their workmen and
property and prevent Illegal
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 28.
(By the Associated Press.) Pro
posals for settling the railroad
strike drawn up by President Hard
Ing and representing the conclusions
reached by him after the extended
conferences of the past 48 hours,!
with labor leaders and railway
executives, will be presented to
separate meetings of representa
tives pf the two groups next Tues
day thyailroad managers meeting
in New Tork and the employes en
voys In Chicago.
Details of the plan, or plans, were
still withheld. tonight, but President
Harding was said to feel that pros
pects were bright for an early set
tlement of the controversy which
has threatened to retard seriously
the country's transportation system.
Seniority Is Involved. '
A major section in the president's
settlement plan was understood to
involved the seniority Issue, which
was said further to be the only
section in the plan to have been
identified as among the contro
versial issues between the railroads
and their workmen. ,.
Another section would concede
the right of the strikers to a re
hearing before the railroad labor
board on the wage issue and another
would bind the railroads to set up
regional adjustment boards, while
a fourth would require abandon
ment by railroads of contracts with
"outside" shops for repair work.
Compromise la Suggested.
President Harding was understood
to have suggested compromise on
the question of seniority rights by
which all men hired since the strike
would retain their positions, the
strikers regaining their former
privileges so as to rank just be
hind the men who did not walk out
July 1. The strikers under the plan
would return to work at the scale
set by the board in its decision of
July 1, which precipitated the strike,
but without prejudice to either side
when the matter was brought up
B. M. Jewell, president of the
railway employes', department of
the American Federation of Labor,
and international . officers of the
railroaj unions on strike left Wash
ington tonight for Chicago, an
nouncing that the general strike
committee of each organization
would convene in that city Tuesday
to consider the president's sugges
tions. T. Dewitt Cuyler, chairman
of the Association of Railway Exec
' utives and principal spokesman of
the managements, annbunced last
night that the executives would
meet in New York on that day for
the same purpose.
It is expected that a preliminary
conference will be held by each
proup in the endeavor to formulate
programmes for consideration by
the general sessions. The general
strike committees of the union ordi
narily consist of a representative of
each craft in each railroad, system
where the strike is in effect.
It was understood that Secretary
Hoover might attend the railway
executives session at New Tork,
(Concluded on Face 2, Column 6.)
Producers ' Get 4 yx - Cents for
Quart, While Dealers
Charge 10 Cents.
TACOMA, Wash.. July 28. Mayor
A. F. Fawcett today threatened to
initiate a municipal milk distribut
ing system If retail dealers put Into
effect their announced rise in milk
prices from 10 to 12 cents a quart
on August 1.
The mayor held a conference with,
D. W. Reeves, president of the
Pierce County Dairymen's associa
tion, in which he urged the pro
ducers to do their own distributing
and eliminate middlemen and du
plication of routes. Mr. Reeves said
the producers'could not finance the
$40,000 worth of equipment that
would be required.
"Thousands of dollars can be
saved to the people here if duplica
tion of routes and numerous mid
dlemen are eliminated," the mayor
said. "The producers now .receive
4' cents a quart for their milk, but
the retailers charge 10 cents. After
August 1 it is proposed to raise
the price to the consumers to 12
cents, while the producers will then
receive 5 cents. A half-cent raise
to the producers of the milk results
in a 2 -cent raise to the con
sumers, and I am going to try to
save the people from that toll, even
though the city has to enter the
milk business." "
SEATTLE, Wash., July 28.-Ef-fective
August 1 the price of milk
delivered to the consumer in Seat
tle will be 1 cents a "quart, an in
crease of 1 cent a quart, the Seattle
Mill? Tipniprs' association announced
today. The long drought, resulting
m dried pastures and purchase or
feed for cattle, has compelled dairy
men to raise the wholesale price of
milk, according to the announce
Portland milk rates are to remain
as they stand, with little possibility
of an increase, stated A. M. Work,
president of the Portland-Damascus
company, last night.
"We are not contemplating any
increase at the present," said Mr.
AUTO ROLLS OVER, 2 HURT
Dallas Couple, Past 70, Injured
When Car Drops 150 Feet. -
WHITE SALMON, Or., July 28.
(Special.) Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Hol
man, past 70 years of age,' en route
to Dallas, Or., their home, by auto
mobile, were injured when their car
left the grade at a narrow point on
the road leading to the boat landing
here. The automobile rolled over
three times, and, striking a stump.
rebounded high in the air and
stopped right side up.
Both of Mrs. Hoiman's legs were
broken and her skull crushed. Mr.
Hoiman's face and head were cut
open and he sustained severe In
juries t,o his back. They were taken
to the Hood River hospital. Mrs.
Hoiman's condition is grave.
COOKIE CAUSES CRASH
Auto Driver Takes Eyes Off Road
to Hand Baby Cake.
, His attention diverted from the
road as he reached to the back seat
to give his baby a cookie, Archie L.
Hagen, 31, glazier, living at 483 Kil
lingsworth avenue, drove his auto
mobile head on into that of George
P. Oetzen on the Linnton road yes
terday. Katherine Hagen, 20 months old,
was. cut about the face and arms.
Attendants at St. Vincent's hospital
believed she would recover. Mr. and
Mrs. Hagen were cut about the face
and arms and bruised.
The accident happened, on a
straightaway. The Hagens had
just started on- a vacation trip.
BRAWL OVER CUP FATAL
Negro Lynched Following Quar
rel With Paving Foreman.
TEXARKANA, Tex., July" 28. A
quarrel over a drinking cup be
tween a wjiite street paving fore
man and a negro employe at Hope,
Ark., about 30 miles northeast of
Texarkana, was followed this af
ternoon by the lynching of the
negro" near Guernsey, four miles
southwest of Hope.
John West of Emporia, Kan., was
the negro lynched. The foreman
was Henry Worthington of Topeka,
RIVER STEAMER SPEEDS
Captain Fined $50 on Complaint
of Harbor Police.
John L. Starr, captain of the rivr
boat, Georgiana, was fined $50 in
police court yesterday for speeding
the vessel in the Portland harbor.
Acting-Judge Stadter remitted the
fine after Captain Starr promised
to lower the, speed of the boat.
The case was prosecuted by the
PLANE FALLS, f KILLED
Three Victims of Mishap in Ger
many Thought Americans.'
'BERLIN, July 28. The pilot and
three passengers, the latter believed
to be Americans, were killed today
in the crash of a German postal air
plane. The plane fell at Boutzeifburg,
Increase From $3000 to
RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED
Hanford MacNider, National
Commander, at Session.
SENSATION IS CREATED
Dr. Sawyer, Physician to Presi
dent, Is Called "Worn-Out
, Old Fossil."
THE DALLES, Or., July 28. (Spe
cial.) To raise the amount an ex
service man may obtain in a loan,
under the - state bonus law,, from
$3000 to S4000 was an issue which
came before the assembled delegates
of the American Legion in conven
tion here this afternoon.
A resolution memorializing the
next legislature to make such a
change in the law, leaving the prop
erty valuation to be put up as col
lateral in its present status, was
introduced by the resolutions com
mittee and adopted.
Committee reports and resolutions
came thick and fast this afternoon,
after the flurry caused by the ar
rival and departure of Hanford Mac
Nider, national Legion commander,
had passed.' M.acNider arrived this
morning from Boise, Idaho; spoke
before the convention, and gave a
public address. He left at 2 o'clock
in the afternoon for Portland by
Sensation Is Caused.
Quite a sensation was caused this
afternoon when Dr. F. H. Vincil,. of
Astoria, reporting for the state hos
pitalization committee in the place
of Miss Jane V. Doyle, chairman,
declared that Dr. Sawyer, personal
physician to President Hardirfg, is a
"worn out old fossil." He recom
mended that the convention take the
stand that Dr. Sawyer should be
discharged. Dr. Vincil was given a
big hand by the delegates.
Dr. Vincil also recommended that
a government tuberculosis hospital
be established somewhere near Port
land. A per capita tax of 25 cents a
year, to pay the added expense of
operating the state department, was
brought up and adopted. A 10-cent
assessment on each member at once,
to be used in sending delegations to
the national convention, also was
adopted. x. .
Expenses of Four To Be Paid.
At this point Walter L. Tooze Jr.
of McMinnville moved that the ex
penses of only four delegates to' the
national convention be paid by the
legion. This motion also was adopt
ed and it was decided that the four
persons ranking highest at the elec
tions tomorrow will represent the
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
Vessel Says Aid Was Offered to
Convoy of Eight, But Of
' fer Was Refused.
SAN PEDRO, Cal., July 28. Four
submarines which left San . Pedro
Tuesday for Hampton Roads, Va as
part of a flotilla of 12, scheduled for
de-commissioning, today were re
ported missing yesterday off the
Lower California coast south of En
senada. ..The craft said to be missing were
the L-5, L-6, L-7 and L-8, all of
which were built at Long Beachi'
Cal., during the war. .
The story of the apparent disap
pearance of the four submarines was
brought to San Pedro by the finer
City of Honolulu, Captain Thomas
W. Sheridan, from New Tork.
Captain Sheridan said that yes
terday below Ensenada the City of
Honolulu sighted a cloud of smoke
some distance away and changed its
course to learn the cause..
"It was a submarine, badly smok
ing," he said. "It made no answer
to our signals."
"Later," continued Captain Sher
idan, "we signaled the tender
Beaver, which had the submarines
in convoy, i At first she made no
answer to our sigjials, but later
responded to our semaphore offer
of assistance. She said -she had
eight , submarines in convoy and
needed no help."
A message received at the sub
marine base at San Pedro from
Commander Roy L. Stover, in com
mand of the submarine flotilla,
stated he had eight submarines in
convoy. The message contained no
reference to the other four.
The submarine base also inter
cepted a message from the tender
Beaver to the L-8 ordering her to
stand by to take a tow line, from
L-5. . , .
i Officers at the submarine base
tonight were said to be unable to
account for these two craft or the
other two of the L type reported
It was believed definite informa
tion concerning the vessels could
not be received here before tomor
row when the flotilla was due at
Acapulco, Mexico, to take in ' tow
the submarine S-32, recently dis
abled. . - i
The other eHfeht craft 1n the flo
tilla were the H-2, H-3, H-4, H-5,
H-6, H-7, H-8 and H-9.
Captain Sheridan said he counted
only eight submarines when he, met
the flotilla.' I
MONARCHIST PLOT BARED
France Is Convinced Germans
Would Kill Polncare.
BY FLOYD GIBBONS.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
Copyright, 1022, by the Chicago Tribune.)
PARIS, July 28. The French
government published today the
news of a plot to kill Premier Poln
care. The first information of, the
plot came from the German police,
who informed the government that
they had discovered that German
monarchists . had arranged with
French communists to kill Poin
care. . The French police have traced
large sums of money received by
French communists and scores are
under surveillance. Premier Poin
care is heavily guarded.
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A GOOD THROW IF IT TIGHTENS.
Motorman Says Brakes Failed to
- Work No" One Injured.
Two Witness. Wreck;
Street car No. 482 of the Brooklyn
line glided gently over its terminal
at East Twenty-first street South
and Bush street last night at 8:05,
and came to rest with its Head on'
the bosoni of the honte of S. W.
Fryer716 Bush street. The embrace
was as gentle as could be expected
of a good-sized house and a street
- The staid old piano kicked up its
hind legB and bucked Beethoven's
"Moonlight Sonata" into the middle
of the music room, glad of the chance
tc be-rid of such, perhaps. A vase
of pussywillows proved as poor a
buekaroo as the sonata. The sewing
machine stood oft its head, waved
its legs in- the air and .spilled its
drawers about the room in glad
abandon at such a break in the mo
notony of stitches in time. The din
ing table shimmied and the chairs
that begirt Jt, danced ring-around-a-rosy
as it disported. Perfume bot
tles, vases, pictures and beds joined
the pot and the kettle, in a noisy
voodoo. ' ' ' -
The street car was not the only
unbidden visitor of the night. A
crowd of 400 or more persons quickly
gathered, admired the spectacle and
then filed through the Fryer home
to see the damage that had been
wrought. It was a reception for
which the Fryers' had little taste.
Shortly they shut and locked the
doors, and a police badge was the
only credential that would gain a
. One man knocked at the door and
said: "I haven't seen it yet.",' He
hasn't. There was $100 admission
fee to .have been gained from the
crowd, had the Fryers card to
commercialize the misfortune that
shattered the peace " of a quiet
evening. . 1
The main damage was to the front
bedroom, where Mrs. Fryer's sew
ing machine sat against the wall.
The trolley pole, hooked down and
projecting in front, smashed through
the windows and stuck out into the
middle of the room. Glass was shat
tered over the floor and woodwork
about the windows. The bed itself
wasuntouched, and had the acci
dent happened an hour later Mrs.
Fryer might have, had a thrilling
experience. - She said she had had
enough excitement as it was, any
way, and that hereafter she will
keep her sewing machine somewhere
in rear of the house where every
wandering street car cannot bang it
With the impact Patrolman Wor
rel said the house buckled and
shook as though it were in the hands
of an earthquake. He said the car
had but little impetus when it ran
over the curb. Both Mrs. Fryer and
the patrolman said that Motorman
Leonard was at the controller, en
deavoring to stop the car, when it
bumped into the houpe. They said
that he seemed unable to set the
brakes, -: '
No one was hurt. Mrs. Fryer was
in the yard attending to flowers
and another witness, Patrolman S.
C Sorrel, stood across the street
when Motorman J. H. Leonard, 717
East Seventy-eighth street North,
approached the terminus at the cus
tomary speed. His brakes failed to
(Concluded on Page 6, Column 3.)
RENT BY RECALL
Election Today Climax
of Bitter Campaign.
KU KLUX KLAN BIG ISSUE
of Factions Centers
MEDF0RD SPLIT BY HATE
Entire Community Drawn Into
'" Vortex ol Dissentlon That '
Has Ruled" In Contest.
MEDFORD, Or., July 28 An elec
tion campaign unequaled for bitter
ness, which has split Jackson county
into two camps and members of each
faction professing to be certain of
victory, came to a close tonight and
will be fought out at the polls tomorrow.-
C..E. Terill. sheriff, is the man
who must face the recall, with
D. Lowe, reputed klansman, arrayed
Everything even the special
grand' jury probe into the KU Klux
Klan activities in this county has
been pushed aside with the recall
the sole subject of discussion.
Boy, Real Beneficiaries.
Boys are the real beneficiaries of
the eleotion. For several days past
they have, been engaged in passing
out dodgers bearing copies of af
fidavits made in behalf of one can
didate or the other. No sooner does
one side in the fight issue an affi
davit than out comes a hastily
printed dodger carrying another af
fidavit disputing or attempting to
disprove the contents of the other.
Small knots of men gather on
the ' street corners to discuss the
election; women at bridge parties
have forgotten their bids to discuss
the issues of the day, and persons
engaged in various' enterprises and
professions- have dropped work . to
discuss the election. t
Bitterness Is Deep-Seated. '.
And the , talk is not calm and
deliberate, but full of rancor, for
the election, together ' with ttie
events that have preceded it," has
parted friends of years and re
united enemies who could not be
brought back into the fold on any
other common ground.
Yesterday a local newspaper Is
sued a special edition in support of
Sheriff Terrill. Last night the
newspaper office was broken into
and -all spaces in the magazine of
the linotype machine were ' stolen
In an apparent effort to cripple the
plant and prevent the publication
of a "paper today. ,-
Aid was obtained from another
newspaper outside Jackson county
and this afternoon the paper was
out again, stronger than ever in
support of its favorite candidate.
' Issue Centers Upon Klan.
There are few who deny that the
recall election is other than an out-and-out
Ku Klux Klan issue. Mem
bers of the organization; in its offi
cial , Jackson county publication,
maintain that the klan is the only
organization in existence, that can
break up the organization of sleek
politicians who have "run" Jack
son county for their own enrich
ment for years.
Opponents of the, recall maintain
that the ousting of Sheriff Terriy
is sought so that the klan will have
complete control of the principal
law-enforcement agency In the.
county and that the officials of that
organization can have advance in
formation of any prosecutions that
may come in their direction.
Lowe Denies Klnn Affiliation.
An illustration of how the fight
has "been going on is given in two
affidavits one by Candidate Lovet
and the other by members of the
committee opposed to the recall.
Lowe has been accused many
times of being a member of the klan
and under oath to protect members
of the organization except in cases
of treason, murder and rape. '
Today he issued an affidavit in
which he makes specific denial of
being a klansman.
Shortly after this statement ap
peared came another affidavit in
which' R. Peter, an ex -member of
the klan, states that all (clansmen
have been instructed that they are
klansmen only when the lodge is in
session, that at other times members
of the organization are known, to
be citieens of the invisible empire.
and that in attending meetings of
the klan he often saw Lowe in at
, Lie Being Passed Freely.
This is just one instance of many
in which the lie is passed freely
between members of the two fac
tions. Tonight a mass meeting, well
attended, was held by the friends of
Sheriff Terrill. ' .
Meetings have been conducted by
both sides throughout the county
for the last week, and while the
majority of the people in the coun
ty are engaged in discussing the
election and its many angles, one
woman and six men, composing the
special grand jury, are closeted in a
(Continued on Face 3, Column 1.)
Joint Claimant of "Deestrick of
Lake Michigan" Plans Part
; in Big Pageant Today.
CHICAGO, July 28. "Ma" Street
er, .widow of the redoubtable "Cap
tain" Streeter, who k,ept Chicago in
a tifrmoil for many years over his
claim to the "Deestrick of Lake
Michigan," which claim he defended
with shotgun and many fistic bat
tles, has moored her flagship "Vam
boose" to the north landing of the
municipal pier and defies all the
powers to dislodge her.
The great Pageant of Progress
opens on the pier tomorrow ana
"ma" allows she intends to get her
share of the proceeds. She says the
pier was built' on her land.
"But there will be a lot of fire
works touched off all around, you,"
urged the pageant authorities'; "and
you might be injured."
"Fireworks don't scare me," said
"ma." "I've been through the real
thing, where they used rifles and
pistols and shotguns. Nobody is
eointr to hurt me or disturb me. I
have a law on my side and the gov
ernment will seehat I get what is
coming to me."
The "Vamboose," a dingy boat 100
feet long and 10 feet wide, is
manned by "ma" and one lady dog
with a prolific family of puppies.
"Ma" intimates she will sell some
thing .better than "hot dogs" to the
crowd. "But no beer," she inter
jected. "I obey the law and the
law will protect me."
MOTORISTS INDORSE FAIR
New Organization on Record in
Favor of Exposition.
THE OREGONIAN NEWS BU
REAU, Washington, D. C, July 28.
Indorsement was given the Port
land exposition to be held in 1925
and also to the general programme
of federal reclamation legislation in
resolutions adopted by the govern
ing board of the National Motorists'
association, which met here tc-day.
The National Motorists' associa
tion is the new organization of mo
torists which -has superseded the
America Automobile association in
many sections of the country.
HEROIC RESCUE STAGED
Three Men Form Human Chain
: to Get Girl From River.
CHICAGO. July 28. A policeman,
street car motorman and a bridge
tender today formed "a human
chain," and hanging from a bridge,
rescued from the Chicago river
Helen Culaski, 18.
The girl attempted to take her
like by jumping into the .water.
RECALL ASPIRANT OUT
H. J. Slusher to Run Against
Sheriff Nelson of Clatsop.
ASTORIA, Or.. July 28 (Special.)
H.. J. Slusher will run against
Sheriff Nelson in the special recall
election August 11.
Mr. Slusher was nominated to
right by the Astoria law enforce
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S: Maximum temperature,
70 degrees; minimum, 38 degrees.
TODAY'S: Fair, northwesterly winds.
Lloyd George urges churches to prevent
war. Page 1.
Harding to offer strike solution. Page 1.
Coal ration chief named by president.
Prospect is acquittal of five Chicago
labor terrorists. Page 2.
Four United 'States submarines reported
missing.. Page 1.
"Ma" Streeter, warlike as "Captain,"
defies Chicago authorities. Page 1.
Girl denies evangelist is father of her
child. Page i
Slaying of sister starts bitter family
feud. Page 6.
Leading "Mjssouri democrats may bolt
party if Reed wins at primary.
Tacoma to war on milk retailers. Page 1.
Jackson county, Oregon, recall election
takes place today. Page 1.
Increase of bonus loan to 14000 urged
by legion. Page 1.
Giants and Cardinals divide . double
header. Page 14.
Pacific Coast league results: At Port
land 6, Seattle 9; at Los .Angeles,
Vernon S, San Francisco 11; at Oak
land 4, Los Angeles 3; at Salt Lake
7, Sacramento 4. Page 14.
Four class events on circuit programme.
Commercial and Marine.
West O'Rowa due here next August.
W. .1. Robinson re-elected president of
1 Northwest Wheat Growers associa
tion. Page 20. ' .
Rails- and tractions feature New York
bond narket. Page 21.
Banks of Oregon show good gains. Page
Heavy buying of wheat advances prices
at Chicago. Page 20.
North Portland market praised. Page 21.
' Portland and Vicinity.
Shriners hold annual picnic at Oaks
park. Page 4.
Airplane wedding to feature Foreign
. War Veterans' picnic today. Page 10.
First Bartlett spears reach local market
from California. Page 13.
Portland deportations exceed immigra
tion in 1921. Page 10.
Options on East First street properties
to be taken up next Tuesday. Page 6.
Rail divorce case is up for hearing.
Cruelty to hens charged by wife. Page 5.
Meats in large supply on Portland mar
ket. Page 13.
Seattle ex-policeman and wife accused
of theft. Page 3.
Voters accused by Hall are listed.
Streetcar crashes into front of home.
Weather report, . data and forecast.
World Again Is Menaced,
Says Lloyd George.
FAITH PLACED IN LEAGUE
Explosive Atmosphere Per
POLAND'S PLANS RAPPED
If Unity of Nations Fails, Civili
zation Is Doomed, De
BY HENRY WALES.
(Chicago tribune Foreign News Service.
Copyright. 1922, by the Chicago Tribune.)
LONDON, July 28. "Churches must
combine to make war Impossible,"
said Prime Minister Lloyd George
at a luncheon of Non-Conformists
"There is a growing assertion that
conflict is coming again, sooner or
later. That Is the business of
churches to watch. Nations are
building up armaments; nations for
merly non-existent are building new
Taking a rap at Poland, he said:
"They are constructing more terrible
machines even than the late war
saw. What for? Not for peace; not
to disperse armies. . They attack
cities of unarmed, defenseless popu
lations and kill, maim, poison, mu
tilate and burn helpless women and
Hopes I'lucrd in League.
"If the churches of Europe and
America allow that to fructify they
had better close their doors. The
next war, if it comes, will be a war
against civilization itself. We have
reduced army, navy arid air arma
ments to less than what they were
before the - .ir. If all nations did
likewise there would be no peril to
"It is difficult for one nation to re
main defenseless while others con- .
struct, machinery which may be used
for-its destruction. ' .
"I attach high hopes to the league
of nations. One Wiing I object to is
about the covenant. Everything dis
liked in jt is called mine and every
thing good in It is credited to some
Passions Alljr'ned for War.
"I am entitled "to boast that I first
proposed the covenant of ten at
the Paris peace conference that the
league of nations would be an es
sential part of the Versailles treaty.
If the league succeeds, civilization is
safe.' If it fails, I speak advisedly
that civilization is doomed.'
"The strongest . passions of the
human heart fear, revenge, hatred,
love of country, home and king are
now ranging themselves on the side
of war. The peril of the future is
the fear that something will happen
to destroy your home and kindred
country. We must put public opin
ion in the league, which alone can
make it a real force.
Atmosphere Xonr Explosive.
"Thev talk of the suddenness in
j the way the war came. The same
i atmosphere now of explosive ma
I terial is scattered in the face of
I Europe. When a match is dropped
I it will be too late tp save the cove
I nant of the league. Lock up ex
plosives and lock- up especially
those in the habit . of dropping
PORTLAND BOY DROWNED
Alfred Wilson of Steamer Ann.i
Cumniings, River Victim.
OREGON CITY. Or., July 28.
(Special.) Alfred Wilson of Port
land! mess boy on the steamship
Anna Cummings, owned by the
Crown Willamette Paper company,,
was drowned in the Willamette riv
er this afternoon about 4:30 o'clock,
while bathing. He sank suddenly
and did not reappear. It is thought
that the boy was seized with cramps. .
Effort was made to find the body,
but with no success tonight.
MAN INCINERATES SELF
Farmer Rows With Wife, Burns
House, Barn, and Perishes. -
KITCHENER, Ont July 28. Jo
seph Scheurman, 60, a Lexington
farmer, quarreled with his wife
'Til end it all!" he exclaimed,
rushing from the'house.
Setting fire first to his house and
then to the barn, he walked into
the blazing barn and perished. Mrs.
GERTRUDE D0N0HUE DIES
Retired Actress Last Surviving
Member of Prominent Family.
COLORADO SPRINGS, July 28.
Gertrude Donohue, 60 years old, a
retired actress, who played en the
stage with Jefferson and Keene, is
dead at a sanitarium here after an
illness of six years.
She was the last surviving member-of
a prominent family and long
line of actors whose home was 'orig
inally In Baltimore, Md.