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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. 1922
the prosecution and read a letter
Ing that "if we had more men like ,
him, we would get more accom
plished." He was followed . by '
from counsel for the indicted men
in which it was stated that 23 of
the defendants admitted participa
Richardson, who declared:
tion in the raid. The letter speci
"We are going to have rates re
duced by the first -of the month.
TO SUCCEED SELF
fied that the 23 men authorized
the writing of It to the district
Doran testified that on April 23,
There is no doubt of it." ,
After a long discussion, Duncan
brought up the real business of the
evening the nomination of Kerri
gan. After turning the meeting
the day following the raid, Walter
E. Mosher, deputy constable of
Inglewood, whose father, the con
stable, was slain in the raid, dis
cussed the raid with Doran. Mosher
said that his father, a deputy named
Leonard Ruegg and himself were
stationed to guard the road and that
the raid was conducted by "an or
ganization of picked men 100 per
cent American," Doran testified.
Mosher, who was wounded when
another officer who had not been
informed of the raid came to the
scene and engaged the masked men
in pistol fight, said that he did his
"best to kill the officer," not know
ing who he was, but that he "could
not shoot accurately" because his
arm was wounded.
overto Brackney and steering him
in the order of business, Duncan
placed Kerrigan's name in nomina
Lawyer Alleged to Have
Promised "Hush Up."
Recallers Nominate Public
tion., A volley of seconds broke out.
Kellaher also rose to his feet.
"I want to second the nomination,
too," he drawled, "so that the pro
gramme will go through all right."
$5000 FEE IS ASKED
MR. KELLAHER FRACTIOUS
JULY FOOD PRICES LEAP
Counsel for Banker in Byfield
Suit Assures Probe if Dreyer
Is Called as Witness.
Ex-Councilman Charges New Men
on State Board With Failing
to Cut Rates as Promised. .
AVERAGE RETAIL INCREASE
QUOTED AT 1 PER CENT.
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Dreyer, New York lawyer and the
atrical man, whose name appears as
a" witness on a letter which Walter
T. Candler received from Clyde K.
Byfield after the men had their
fight In Sirs. Byfield's stateroom on
the steamship Berena-aria. " July 16,
called Mr. Candler and demanded a
$5000 fee for his services in the
case, according: to a statement from
Mr. Candler published by the At
lanta Journal today. The letter pur
ported to withdraw charges made
gainst Mr. Candler by Mr. Byfield
in connection with the incident in
Reuben R. Arnold, chief counsel
for Mr. Candler in his suit to pre
vent Mr. Byfield from realizing on
the $20,500 note given him and in
his defense against Mrs. ijyfield's
J100.00O damage suit, asserted that
the purported demand would be in
vestigated and that should Dreyer
be summoned- as witness steps might
be taken regarding it.
S5000 Demand Made.
"Dreyer knew nothing whatever
about the incident between Byfield
nd myself," said the statement
Wsued by the Atlanta banker, "'as he
was not there and neither heard nor
raw any part of it.
"Dreyer was introduced to me as
his friend by one of the three j
gamblers mentioned in my petition j
wnu ir rquemeu Lin snip. ecr
claimed to be a lawyer and made a
demand on me of $5000 before leav
ing Paris., which I did not pay.
"Dreyer calied me over the tele
phone in Atlanta yesterday and de
manded to know whether I was
going to pay him. I told him I
owed him nothing and would pay
Mrs. Byfield. who asserted in her
damage suit that she was made
seriously ill by an alleged attack by
Candler, was reported to be some
what improved today.
Love of Horses Mutual.
Love for fine horses which drew
them close together at Walter T.
Candler's private race track on his
estate near Atlanta was one of the
means of developing the acquaint
ance between the Candler and By
tield families, it was said today by
mutual acquaintances in comment
ing on charges that Mr. Candler had
attempted to attack Mrs. Clyde K.
Byfield in her stateroom aboard the
Mrs. Byfield's suit for $100,000
tiled yesterday against the million
aire banker mentioned the gather
ings at the Candler track and Clyde
K. Byfield in his written statement
denying Mr. Candler's charge that
be had attempted to "extort" $25,000
from the banker as a result of the
affair on the Berengaria, also told
of having purchased a race horse
from Mr. Candler and of taking part
'n the events at the Lullwater track.
Too Much Speed and Inexperi
enced Driving Is Cause.
Too , much speed and too little
driving ability were said by wit
nesses to have been the cause of an
A little band of brothers and sis
ters, 128 in number, gathered in the
basement of Hotel Portland unurs
day night and un,der the expert
guidance" of Robert C. Duncan, poli
tician extraordinary, nominated
OFFICERS FOR CONVENTION OF MEN AND BOYS VISIT PORT
Left to right A. E. Lilly, chairman of recreation for boys convention,
and Douglas C. Stanabery, general chairman of boys' convention, who
are In Portland in the interest of the meet.
PPm COPS ENTER
ACTIVE PART IX ATHLETIC
GAMES AT SEATTLE VOTED.
First Annual Police Track and
Field Meet to Be Held Septem
ber 9 on Denny Field.
At a meeting Wednesday in the
Portland police club rooms it was
voted to take an active part in the
t first annual police track and field
meet of the Seattle Police Sports as
sociation in Seattle, September 9 to
be held on Denny field at the Uni
versity of Washington. Police ath
letes from the Pacific northwest, in
cluding Canada, will enter the
A committee will be appointed
to work up local interest and
get a line on possible Portland po
lice entries. There will be 28 events,
including ail events of the regular
- Amateur Athletic union programme,
with such special events as a tug-of-war,
10-mile race and five-man
team pistoL match.
Special stress will be laid on the
weights. Owing to the great num
ber of policemen of heavy avoirdu
pois there w-ill be several Portland
entries in the weights. There will
be a 16-pound shot. 56-pound weight
throw, 28-pound weight throw. 16-
pouna hammer throw and discus
Among the police athletes -will be
several ex-members of Olympic
teams. Detective Jack Cameron of
. Vancouver, B. C. is a famous Can
adian all-round athlete and mem
ber of the last Olympic team. C. E.
Walsh of the Seattle force holds sev
eral weight records and national
championships. He was a member
of the American Olympic games
utners expected to
participate include Gus Pope of the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic club,
national discus champion; Frank
Farr. holder of the Canadian 10-mile
run title: J. A. Smith, well-known
Seattle marathon runner, and others
The programme follows:
, 10-mlle road race to finish, one Ian
round course; subject to change; prob
ably five miles on track; open 100
yard handicap: police. 220-yard handi
cap; police. 100-yard; open. 220-ya--open.
440-yard; police. 100-yard, pol'ice
in uniform; police. 880-yard; police. 18
pound shotput: police. 56-pound weight
open. 2S-pound weight throw, one hand;
open. 16-pound hammer throw; open
Discus throw: open. Broad Jump; po
lice. High lump; police. Pole vault;
open, i-mlle race; open. 8S0-yard race:
open. 75-yard race, captain and in
spectors or ponce. 100-yard race, police
220 pounds and over. 100-yard, de
tectives who have never won first place.
10O-yrd. for sergeants and lieutenants
of poiice. Tue of war, captain and ten
men, smooth hee!and sole: police. 800-
- yard relay. U. S. and Canada; police.
Pistol match, five-man team; police. 7-5-yaro
race, tor chiefs of police. 28-pound
we'ght. confined to police who have
never won a prize: one-hand throw.
automobile turning over in Ninety
second street, between Forty-eighth
and Forty-ninth avenues Southeast,
Thursday night. John Sweitzer.
Eighty-second street and Seventieth
avenue, was driving and his back
and neck were badly wrenched. Ed
ward Kaufman of Lents was cut and
bruised. Both were taken to their
homes after being treated.
The young men had rented the
machine from Larry's garage at
Forty-second and Belmont streets
and were driving toward Lents at a
high rate of speed, according to per
sons who saw the accident. The
car got beyond Sweitzer's control,
swerved from side to side and then
COAL MINES IN DANGER
Australian Strike Gives No Hope
of an Early Settlement.
SYDNEY. Australia, Aug. 17.
The third day of the coal miners'
strike in Cape Breton brought no
Thomas M. Kerrigan for the office
of public service commissioner.
Mr. Kerrigan at present holds
rhe office for which he was nomi
nated, having been swept in along
with Newton McCoy, by the recall
of Fred A. Williams and Fred C.
Buchtel. He will be opposed at the
polls by Thomas K. Campbell, ex-
commissioner and republican nomi
nee for the position
The meeting took on the form of
a love feast, with Dan Kellaher. ex
c:ty councilman, ex-city commis
sloner and ex-state senator, as the
sole "fly in the ointment." Kella
her refused to play with the rest
of the boys and for a time threat
ened to wreck the peace of the
evening, until Duncan and some of
ills hand-picked aides came to the
Kellaher Demands Action. .
Kellaher vehemently demanded to
know why the new commission had
failed to lower -any public utility
rates, as had been pledged by Mc
Coy and Kerrigan at the time of
"What have they done for 60 days
grounds for hope that the dispute . except to draw their salaries?" he
would be settled at an . early date. I queried. "They have been 'laying
Neither did it bring news of any i down' on the job. They have neg
vlolence of a serious nature, not-!.ected the rights of the people."
withstanding the presence of armed! A desultory handclapping greeted
Mr. Kellaher's remarks.
Meanwhile. however, water is ; can, who, as usual, was
steadily rising in the pits. No. 2 j chairman, looked pained,
pit the largest coal shaft in the "They should have started an in
world, is in danger of complete de-1 vestigation of public utility rates
st.uction. Another cause for grave I the after t"ey tok office,"
concern is the growing shortage of Kellaher continued.. "Mr. McCoy
coal. Oldtimers are predicting aiand Mr- Kerrigan must know, and
long-drawn-out fight, with conse-I "f ey don t they've got to be made
quent hardship to all concerned. l9 know, that right now is the
Meetings are being, held contin- ",me to start lowering rates,
ually to decide upon various lines ; Duncan Still Suffers.
of policy, but so far there has been "Let us have action. They have
no decision "to allow the pumpmen 1 been asleep on the job. Something
and firemen to return-to work. The I has to be done to wake them up."
pumps are idle. Since the rough
handling of the carload of relief
workers sent down to No. 2 from
Sydney last night no further at
tempts to place relief operators at
the pumps and fans have been made.
Troops so far have not exercised
their authority. Minor hostilities
have occurred between strikers and
would-be strike breakers.
Indignation at the presence
armed forces at New Aberdeen
manifest by the workers.
TIE-UP AGAIN DEFERRED
Baker-McCormick Wedding Post
poned Till September.
BY JOHN STEELE.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
Copyright. 1922. by the Chicago Tribune.)
LONDON, Aug. 17. (By Tribune
Wireless.) The Baker-McCormick
wedding has again been postponed.
A Tribune representative saw Mr.
McCormiek today at the Manor
house, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, which
has been hired for the summer by
Mrs. Baker. He said the wedding
would not take place before the end
of September but declined to dis
cuss the reason for a further post
ponement. Miss Baker and her mother are
not at Abingdon but are expected
in London early next week.
GENERAL IS ARRESTED
Fighter Noted for Defense of Dar
danelles in Toils.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.)
ROME. Aug. 17. General Mach
men Wochib, famous for his defense
of the Dardanelles against British
attacks, who was arrested by Italian
authorities near Rome recently,
seems to be involved in an Inter
national plot affecting several
He probably will be transferred to
Florence soon, where he will be
tried. Maximum secrecy of the case
is kept by the Italian authorities.
BONES OF GIANT FOUND
PROSECUTOR ON STAND
Deputy District Attorney Testifies
in Trial of 38 Klansmen.
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 17. The
trial of 36 men. indicted on felony
charges growing out of a fatal raid
in Inglewood, admittedly conducted
by members of the Ku Klux Klan,
was featured today by testimony
of William C. Doran, chief deputy
district attorney. He was called by
Skeleton of Man
Picked Up on
10 Feet Tall Is
(By Chicago Tribune-Leased Wire.)
MEXICO CITY. Aug. 17. (Special
Cfble.) The department of agricul
ture yesterday received from an
agent on Tiburon island, Gulf of
California, the skeleton of a prim
itive man more than 10 feet tall.
It was found a few days ago
Other bones of similar size have
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More pain crossed the face of Mr.
Duncan. Dulcet strains from a
nearby dance orchestra failed to re
lieve the situation. More applause
greeted Kellaher as he warmed up.
"They've been too busy passing
out political patronage," Kellaher
kept on, "Instead of tending to the
people's business. You are talking
p.bout appointing committees to re
duce rates. There ought to be ap
pointed a committee to see that the
pie is properly carved and the gen
eral public fed on thin air. We've
had enough bunk."
The bomb was exploded. W. B.
Richardson, secretary of the old re
call committee, jumped to his feet
in defense of the commissioners. In
a trembling voice he took Kellaher
to task for h's assertions, declar
ing that only three men had been
removed, and one of these had been
Kellaher Explain Remarks
"Oh, you misunderstood me," Kel
laher said. "What I meant was that
their time was taken up by outsid
ers who were seeking the political
Duncan poured oil on the troubled
"I believe that 'to the victors be
long the spoils," he declared. "If I
had my way. a few old warhorses of
the recall would have been taken
care of. They haven't been taken
care of, though, and I haven't eeen
any of my men- placed."
is. J. Brackney, who served as
chairman of the nominating assem
bly into which the meeting resolved
itself, went even further than Duncan.
The commission ought to turn
the department inside out from top
to bottom." he asserted. "Turn the
rascals out. They are just the
political tools of Williams and
Dnncan Telia of Delay a.
The meeting started as an ex
planation, Duncan and his col
leagues explaining to the audience
why the telephone rates and the
gas rates and the street-car fares
and the"electric rates and the heat
rates had not been reduced Mr.
Kerrigan was present before the
meeting was called to order, but he
was not seen after the beginning of
Things were rolling along right
smoothly, and Duncan's . plan for
the appointment of four commit
tees to aid the public service com
mission in reducing rates was slid
ing along the well-greased road to
passage, when Kellaher threw his
monkey wrench Into the machinery.
"You. don't have ,to bother your
self, Mr. Duncan, unless you want
to play politics, about any commit
tees," he asserted. "The public
service commission has the right
to institute 'any investigation into
rights on its own behalf; the in
vestigation does not have to be
started by any committee on the
Duncan lauded Kellaher, remark.
Fuel and Lighting Materials Also
Show Advance, While Decreases
Are Xoted in 15 Staples.
WASHINGTON. D. C Aug. 17.-
Wholesale and retail costs of food
and other commodities took an up
ward jump In July, retail prices av
eraging a 1 per cent increase, while
wholesale nrices gamed about 3 1-3
oer cent, as compared with June,
the department of labor announced
Comparison of wholesale prices in
June with those of a year ago in
dicated, the department sain, that
the price level advanced about 10
per cent, with fuel and lighting ma
terials registering an increase of
36 A per cent.
The average retail price level was I
determined, the department stated,
by analysis of prices charged for 43
food articles by dealers in oi cities.
The largest increases were noted 'n
the sale of granulated sugar, 7 per
cent; fresh eggs, 6 per cent; navy
beans, 6 per cent; potatoes, 3 per
cent, while a 1 per cent increase was
registered against certain kinds of
meats, cheese, baked beans and
Thirteen food staples decreased,
onions dropping 13 per cent, cab
bage 10, hens 3, lamb and flour
while canned goods showed but
In the upward trend of wholesale
basic prices of 404 commodities in
creases were reported for 146 com
modities and decreases for 100, whiie
in the case of 158 no change was
reported. Based on these figures the
department computed a general av
erage increase of 3 1-3 per cent. The
increase from May to June was
1 1-3 per cent. ,
Fuel and lighting materials regis
tered a 13 per cent increase, farm
products 3 per cent, foodstuffs Hi
per cent, building materials 1 per
cent, while clothing and metals in
creased 1 per cent.
Decreases were registered in
chemicals and drugs, but no change
was reported for the group of mis
cellaneous commodities, Including
cattle, feed, leather, paper and pulp.
INTEREST IX CONVENTION IS
tion to Seattle Meeting.
Brotherhood - Visit
to Attract Atten- i
Officers of the 37th annual con
vention of the Brotherhood of St.
Andrew, to be held in Seattle Au
gust 30 to September 3, are in Port
land to stimulate interest in the
meeting. A. E. Lilly, chairman of
the recreation committee of the con
vention, and Douglas Stansbery,
general chairman of the boys' con
ference, both of Seattle, are the
traveling officers. They announced
Thursday that 3000 men and boys
from this and other countries are
expected to attend. One hundred
men and boys will go from Portland,
A preliminary meeting to answer
inquiries concerning the convention
was held last night at 7:30 in the
office of Dr. H. C. Fixott. "The
Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a lay
men's organization of the Episcopal
ehurch," Mr. Stansbery said, "but
men and boys of all denominations
are welcome to attend. Boys' work
will be emphasized at the conven
tion and questions of church mat
ters will occupy but little of the
time." Recreation and athletics
will hold a large place in the after'-
noon schedule, Mr. Stansbery de
clared, and events will include a
tennis tournament, field and track
events, swimming, boating, motor-
ng and campfire pleasures.
This is the first year the conven
tion has been brought to the Pacific
coast, and this year was chosen as
opportune because the meeting will
precede the general convention of
the church to be held in Portland
later in September. Delegates will
be. accommodated In the university
district of Seattle and will be housed
in fraternity houses. Meals will be
served in the university commons,
and the boys' meetings will be held
in Little's hall.
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two dippings Required
Buck Herds in Five Counties Cov
ered by State Board's Order.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 17. (Special.)
Buck herds, when three or more of
them are running together in Crook,
Deschutes. Klamath, Lake and Jack
son counties, must be dipped twice
between August 15 and November 15,
according to announcement made
here today by Dr. W. H. Lytle, secre
tary of the state sanitary livestock
In cases where the demands war
rant, the board may insist upon the
dipping of herds, even though they
are isolated and do not come in con
tact with other flocks.
All dippings must be carried out,
the officials said, under the direc
tion of federal or state veterinari
ans. . 1
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RASLROnDERS VIEW LAND
INTEREST IX HORSE HEAVEN
North Bank Road Officials Leave
Goldendale to ' Look Over
Proposed Canal Course.
GOLDENDALE, Wash., Aug. 17.
(Special.) A party of Spokane,
Portland & Seattle railway officials
from Portland, consisting of A. J.
Witchel, chief engineer; G. V. Lint
ner, construction engineer, and W.
D. Skinner, traffic manager, arrived
at Goldenale last night, an In com
pany with Albert L. Smith of
Prosser, engineer for the Horse
Heaven irrigation district, left Gold
endale this morning for the Hopper
mill on Summit creek, in Cedar val
ley. This is near where the Horse
Heaven canal will come out of the
higher altitude on the upper Big
Klickitat river and skirt the south
slope of the Simcoe mountains north
of the Klickitat 'valley wheat belt on
the route to the sagebrush lands of
the Horse Heaven country in east
ern Klickitat and Benton counties.
From the Hopper mill the party
expected to go to Signal peak and
look over the territory In the vicin
ity of Surveyor's creek, Castile
crossing and the Big and Little
Muddy ' streams, entering 'the Big
The connection of the visit of the
railway officials with the $32,000,
000 project for which bonds were
validated in the superior court at
Prosser Monday that, when com
pleted, will make 340.000 acres of
desert land fertile, is not known lo
cally. Engineer Smith said that It
was expected that preliminary work
necessary would be started as soon
as necessary financial arrange
ments could be completed.
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BISHOP KEATOR HONORED
Tacoma Churchman Heads Coast
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C. Aug.
17. Bishop F. W. Keator, Protest
ant Episcopal church, Tacoma, was
today elected pjesident of the Pa
cific coast theological conference at
the conclusion here of its ninth an
nual meeting. Seattle was chosen
for next year's convention.
Other officers named are Rev. W.
H. Smith, Vancouver, vice-president;
Rev. J. R. Robertson, Vancouver,
secretary-treasurer; Dr. S. B. Pen
rose, Walla Walla, Wash., and Rev.
Frank Dyer. Los Angeles, honorary
presidents, and Dr. G. A. Landon and
Dr. A. M. Mailey. Seattle, and Rev.
C. H. Burdick. Everett, Wash., ex
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ECZEMA ON BODY
Itching Intense. Could Not
Sleep. Cuticura Heals.
" Eczema broke out on my body
in small pimples with white, beads.
At first there were juat a
few small spots but it
quickly spread, causing
intense itching and dis
comfort. My clothing
seemed to aggravate the
breaking out, and I could
not sleep well at night.
" A friend gave roe a sample of
Cuticura Soap and Ointment and
after using them I got relief so pur
chased more, and aftervusing one
cake of Soap and one box of Oint
ment I was healed." (Signed) Miss
Maybelle Brett, Pullman, Wash.
Give Cuticura Soap, Ointment and
Talcum the care of your skin.
BsqlIsckFr1THin. Addroos: "CiUeorm t.b
enteriM, Dpt. H, Mtlaa4s, ! " Soldenrr
where. Soap 25c. Ointment 25 and 50c. Talcum 26c
BMTCutieani Smp aha wttboat .
For Shops and Roundhouse
Machinists 70 cents per hour
Blacksmiths 70 cents per hour
Sheet Metal Workers". .- 70 cents per hour
Electricians 70 cents per houf
Stationary Engineers ......... Various rates
Stationary Firemen Various rates
Boilermakers 70c to 70l2 per hour
Passenger Car Men 70 cents per hour
Freight Car Men 63 cents per hour
JJelpers, all classes 47 cents per hour
Mechanics and helpers are allowed time and one-half
for time worked in excess of eight hours per day.
Strike conditions prevail
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