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PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOL. LXI NO. 19,286
Entered at P o r t 1 i n.d (Oregon)
Postoffice aa Second-claps Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON,- TUESDAY, SEPTE3IBER
CAUSE OF CLASH
HALE MID BAXTER
ACCUSED FARM HAND
TRIPS TO EUROPE
WILL BE FAIR PRIZE
MRS. HARDING SHOWS
IS EQUALEDAT 93
MARK REACHED ONLY THREE
TIMES IN HISTORY.
VICTIM OF MISTAKE
TAX BILL F
FRED HAN'STEEN' NEARLY EX
TRADITED FROM STATE.
FEVER DECREASING AND
INDUSTRIAL CLUB GIRLS
PREPARING BIG DISPLAYS.
Senator and Governor
Returned to Office.
MAJORITIES OF 1920 CUT
Republican Vote Less Than
L in Presidential Year.
DEMOCRATS MAKE GAINS
Bourbons, - In Returns From
Three-Quarters or State, Ahead
ty 5000 Over 2 Years Ago.
PORTLAND. Me., Sept. 11. Sen
ator Frederick Hale, republican, and
Governor Percival P. Baxter, re
publican, were elected in Maine to
days by majorities falling- decidedly
below those given republican can
didates in 1920.
The democratic vote in three
quarters of the state wag nearly
5000 ahead of that of two years ago,
while the republican vote fell off by
22.000 from that of the presidential
Returns from 586 election pre
cincts out of 635 gave for senator:
Hale (rep.) 98,883; Curtis (dem.)
For governor: Baxter (rep) 102,
159; Pattangall (dem.) 74,068.
Partial returns indicated the re
election of four republican congress
men from Maine.
A woman was elected to the leg
islature from Kent in the person of
Dora Pinkham, republican.
GAIX IN DEMOCRATIC VOTE
Increase Noticeable Over Ballot
ing of Two Years Ago.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
AUGUSTA, Me., Sept. 11. From
early returns which are coming In
slowly indications point to the elec
tion of Percival P. Baxter, governor,
and Frederick Hale, republican can
didates for governor and United
States senator, respectively, by a
majority of 25,000, although there
is quite a noticeable - gain In the
" democratic vote over two years ago.
Thirty-fbe out of the 6S5 voting
precincts in the state gave, early
tonight, che vote as follows?
United States senator: Hale, re
publican. 2678; Curtis, democrat,
Governor: Baxter, republican,
3670; Pattangill, democrat, 1579.
The same towns In 1920 gave the
following vote: For governor, Pank
ihurst, republican, 4501; Mclntire,
It Is evident that the four re
publican candidates for congress,
Carroll L. Beedy of Portland, in the
first district; Wallace H. White of
Lewiston, in the second district;
John E. Nelson of Augusta, in the
third district, and Ira G. Hersey of
Houlton, In the fourth district, are
reelected by,comfortable margins.
The legislature will be over
whelmingly republican and Elbert
D. Hayford, state auditor, of Farm
ingdale, republican, is evidently
chosen over his democratic oppo
nent, Frank R. Madden of Slowhe
g&n. SENATORIAL RACE IS CLOSE
Republican Nomination Returns
in Montana Favor Riddick.
HELENA, Mont., Sept. 11. Re
turns from the primary of August
29 have been received by state can
vassers .from all but Fergus, Flat
head, Pondera and Valley counties.
The vote so far tabulated shows
a lead for Carl W. Riddick of Lewis
town, representative, for the repub
lican nomination for United States
senator over Wellington D. Rankin,
attorney-general, of 2947. The tabu
lation for the republican congres
sional nomination in the second dis
trict shows Scott Leavitt of Great
Falls leading J. M. Burlingame, also
of Great Falls, by 361, with Fergus
county the only one missing in the
For the democratic nomination in
the first district, the only other one
which was close, the tabulation,
with three counties still missing,
shows John M. Evans of Missoula
leading Byron E- Cooney of Butte
FRANCE AVINS NOMINATION
William C. Bruce, Democrat, De
feats Two Opponents.
BALTIMORE. Md.. Sept. 11.
Joseph I. France, United States sen
ator, was renominated by the re
publicans in yesterday's primary.
Returns early today showed that he
had carried 10 of the 27 voting units
In the etate, including Baltimore
city, and had an apparently safe
margin in several others, which
would give him considerably more
than the necessary 67 convention
In the three-cornered democratic
contest William C. Bruce appeared
assured of the nomination, although
the preferential voting delayed the
counting of the ballots and caused
confusion in some districts. T. Alan
Goldsborough, representative, demo
crat, the only member of the present
congressilona.1 delegation whose re
nomination was contested, won a
decisive, victory, i
Similar Appearance and Employ
ment on Same Ranch as Thief
Suspect Cause Arrests
OREGON CITY. Or., Sept. 11.
Special.) Fred Hansteen, held here
on the suspicion that he was Russell
Dov, wanted in connection with the
Louis Palm house .robbery in Fair
field, la,, is not, according to Sherfff
Harris and County Attorney -Munro,
of Fairfield, the man who was Con
nected with the crime. Following a
habeas corpus hearirrg before Judge
Campbell here today, Hansteen was
released and a peculiar story of mis
taken identity was revealed.
Hansteen was arrested near Bull
Run. September 2, by Sheriff Wilson
at the .request of the Iowa authori
ties. At the hearing today it de
veloped that the information upon
which the arrest was made was re
ceived by the Iowa authorities from
the father of Dov's pal. This man,
Ira Vernon, employed on a ranch in
Washington, wrote to his father that
Dov was with him and that he was
going under the name of Pete Wells.
The father, then living in Devers,
Wyo., notified the officers, who
searched for the pair. Wells, or Dov,
eluded them and in the meantime,
according to the stories told in
court, Hansteen became employed on
the ranch in Dov's place.
Because of similarity in physical
description, Hansteen was mistaken
for Dov, was followed and later ar
rested. . .
LAD, 6, KILLED BY AUTO
Newell Miles of Gladstone Is Run
Down Near Bridge.
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept. 11.
(Special.) Newell Miles, 6-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Miles of
Gladstone, died in an Oregon City
hospital tonight of injuries sus-
tained when he was hit by an auto
mobile at 4 o'clock this afternoon
The youngster, with a boy friend.
had been, carrying water to campers
on the Pacific highway. The auto
mobile, which was driven by L. J.
Cook of Jennings Lodge, crossed
the bridge and struck young Miles
The youngster sustained broken
legs and internal injuries.
HEAVY LIFE LOSS SHOWN
Hammonia Wreck Victims Esti
mated at 80 to 150.
SOUTHAMPTON. Sept. 12. (By
the Associated Press.) There was
a considerable loss of life when the
German steamer Hammonia foun
dered off Vigo Saturday. Confirma'
tlon of this was obtained at 1:16
o'clock this morning when the Brit
lsh steamer Kinfauns Castle docked
here with 285 of the rescued pas
sengers and crew on board.
Kinfauns Castle, said the loss of
life possibly would reach 80. Oth
ers on board estimated the dead
TWO TRAINS RESTORED
Runs Vacated In Interest of Fuel
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 11.
Restoration of Northern Pacific pas
senger trains No. 312 and No. 313 be
tween Spokane and Lewlston, Idaho,
withdrawn July 19 in the interest of
fuel economy, was announced today
by W. H. Ude, general agent of the
No. 313 was due to leave here at
4 P. M. and No. 312 will leave Lew
lston at 8 A. tomorrow, it was
PAVED ROAD IS OPENED
Pacific Highway From Pioneer to
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 11.
(Special.) The Pacific highway
from Pioneer to Woodland, which
has been closed for paving since
spring, was reopened to traffic to
day. The Pacific highway is now
paved through Clarke county, from
Vancouver to Woodland, by way of
The Pacific highway is also paved
from Woodland to Martin's Bluff,
which will be opened within a short
OLD NAIL CUT IS FATAL
Boy, 7, Dies From Blood Poison'
ing Brought on 4 Months Ago.
OREGON CITY, Or., Sept. 11.
(Special.) Elmer Zielinski, seven-year-old
son" of Henry Zielinski, of
Willamette, died Sunday from blood
poisoning, which had resulted from
the lad's stepping on a rusty nail
four months ago. He had been ill
since that time.
Several brothers and sisters sur
vive besides the father. The boy's
mother died six years ago.
MISSING ACTOR SOUGHT
Wallace McCutcheon, Victim of
Shell Shock, Disappears.
NEW YORK, Sept. 11. The miss
ing persons bureau today requested
the Washington police to look
through all of the sanitariums in
the capital for Wallace McCutcheon,
actor and former husband of Pearl
McCutcheon, who was shell
shocked during the war, when he
was a major, .disappeared from his
Huge Hammond Plant
at Astoria Destroyed.
DOCKS AND TRAMWAY SAVED
Power Plant and Two Dry
Kilns Wiped Out.
OVERHEATED BOX CAUSE
Dynamite Used on Burning Struc
ture to Save Company Of
fices and Residences.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 11. (Special.)
A property loss of close to $1,000.-
000 was sustained, more than 600
men were deprived of employment
and the city was "robbed of a payroll
exceeding $75,000 a month by a fire.
the most disastrous Astoria has suf
fered in many months, which start
ing at 5 o'clock this afternoon
destroyed the Hammond Lumber
company's main mill, two dry kilns
with their contents, and the big
power plant. The outer docks, an
elevated tramway, a large quantity
of lumber and a substantial portion
of the lumber stored In the yard
About 20 railway cars loaded with
lumber ready for shipment were
hauled away from the plant to safe
ty while the fire was in progress.
Fire Originates in Kdgcr.
The mill took fire from an over
heated box on the big edger in the
main mill about 5 o'clock, just as
the night crew was going to work.
Within an instant it had spread
throughout the plant and before the
fire-fighting cr.ew could get water
on the blaze the entire structure was
in flames. The city department re
sponded to the general alarm and its
big pumper was sent to the "river
side of the plant, preventing the
flames from spreading to the wharf
and confining them to the main
buildings. There was but little wind
and the firemen working on the
shore side of the plant were able
to eave the company offices, stores,
hotel and the residences, although
to accomplish this dynamite was
used to blow up a portion of the
Low Is f 1,000,000.
The loss is roughly estimated at
about $1,000,000 on which some in
surance was carried. As J. H. Ran
kin, manager of the mill, is in Cali
fornia no figures on the insurance
could be obtained, nor could any an
nouncement be obtained as to
whether the plant would be rebuilt.
The Hammond Lumber company
furnished the Pacific Power & Light
company electric power for lighting
the city, and as a result of the fire
Astoria was without electric power
and lights for more than two hours,
or until the recently constructed
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 4.)
All Thought of Surgical Proced
ure Not Abandoned; Presi
dent Greatly Cheered.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 11.
Mrs. Harding was said to be "get
ting along very nicely" by Dr. Carl
Sawyer, son of Brigadier-General
Sawyer, at 10:05 o'clock tonight.
"Her Improvement is continuing,"
he said to newspapermen as h,e en
tered an automobile for a ride with
Mrs. Sawyer and Chairman Lasker
of the shipping board.
It was learned that President
Harding retired at 9:30 o'clock to
night. (By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 11.
Mrs. Harding, wife of the president,
who has been seriously ill since
last Thursday, was so much im
proved today that her physicians
were much encouraged. The danger
point, however, has not been passed.
General Sawyer, the White House
physician, said in an interview that
there were many encouraging signs
in Mrs. Harding's condition, but
that it would be too much to say
the crisis was over.
The distinguished patient passed
such a restful night, with the fever
decreasing and her strength gain
ing, that it was determined this
morning by the consulting spe
cialists to defer a decision a'S to the
necessity for surgical relief. Again
this evening the attending staff of
specialists agreed that the continued
improvement warranted continuing
the treatment of the patient without
resorting to an operation.
All thought of operation has not
been abandoned, but if Mrs. Harding
continues to gain as she has in the
last 24 hours, it may be unnecessary
for her to submit to surgical treat
ment, which, all admit, would be
dangerous at her age and in the
weakened condition brought on by
the strain of the last week.
"Mrs. Harding is considerably
better," said Dr. Sawyer to the
correspondents at the White House,
when he, accompanied by Dr. Charles
Mayo, Dr. George T. Harding Jr.,
and others in attendance upon Mrs.
Harding, appeared on the lawn to
have their pictures taken.
"Mrs. Harding has had a restful
day," Dr. Sawyer continued? "Her
fever is much less and we are grad
ually removing the poison from the
system, without resort to surgery.
The increased elimination has given
us a sense of relief we have not
had before. She is gaining in
strength and spirits. For-- the first
time since her serious illness she
asked for nourishment. That is a
very good ' sign. We are all very
hopeful for continued improvement."
"Could you say that the crisis of
her illness has passed?" Dr. Sawyer
"No, I would not dare to say that,"
President Harding was reported
by his intimate associates to . be
greatly cheered over the favorable
turn in his wife's condition. For
two hours this afternoon he walked
on the -White House grounds with
Will Hays, ex-postmaster-general.
It was the first time he had been
out of the executive mansion since
"The president is much cheered
up," said Mr. Hays afterward. "We
(Concluded on Page 3. Column 1.)
THE FLY IN THE SOUP.
Weather 3L.-. Promises No Relief
From Heat Wave Which
HEAT TEMPERATURES IN
Ashland - 98
Albany . ... ......... i 97
The Dalles 97
Marshfield ... 90
Aberdeen - 90
' As hot a day as has ever been re
corded in .September In the history
of the city was yesterday when the
thermometer registered thje oppress
ing temperature of 93 degrees at 3
P. M. Such great heat at this time
of the year has happened only three
previous times, in 1886, 1907 and
1909. The only detectable cause of
such strange behavior of the weath
er is that this section is within a
low pressure area extending north
from western Arizona.
The forecast for today promised
no relief from the heat, and citizens
are warned to guard as best they
can against' continued high tem
Hourly temperatures for the after
12 M 8414 P. M 92
1 P. M 8815 P. M 82
2 P. M 9116 P. M 88
3 P. M 3I
MARSHFIELD. Or., Sept. 11
(Special.) One hundred and four
temperature was reported in Coos
county from McKinley yesterday,
the hottest of a sweltering day
which drove everybody to the
beaches. The government ther
mometer registered the highest
since September 30, 1919, and there
is no record in the government bu
reau of a hotter day in recent years.
The McKinley temperature was the
highest at that station in 23 years.
Today lias also been warm through
out this section but a light breeze
from the sea kept the temperature
MEDFORD, Or., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) With maximum temperatures
of 106 today, 104 Sunday and 98 on
Saturday; Medford and v'cinity is in
the midst of a spell of unusually hot
ABERDEEN, Wash':, Sept, 11
(Special.) Today was the third hot
test of the year with a temperature
of 90, three degrees hotter than
SALEM, Or., Sept. 11 (Special.)
Salem and Marion county today
nweltered in "one of the warmest
days of the year. This afternoon
thermometers In the business dls-
trir.f registered as high as 96'. The
heat was slightly more intense than
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) For two days Albany has
sweltered beneath an unrelenting
September sun. Yesterday's high
mark of 96 was surpassed this aft
ernoon, when the' mercury climbed
to 97. These two high marks are
not records for the month of Sep-
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 3.
Paid Circulators Crooks,
Avers Grange Head.
MANY FORGERIES DISCLOSED
110 Witnesses Brand Sig
natures as False.
YOUTHS AND ALIENS SIGN
Petitions Represented to Cut Car
fare, Rents, Phone Rates and
Even Cost of Fish.
C. E. Spence, etate grange master.
disclaimed all responsibility for the
gross frtfiids perpetrated by circu
lators of the graduated income tax
petitions in Multnomah county, fol
lowing testimony of a score of wit
nesses in the circuit court yesterday
tp? the forgery of their signatures.
"I'm inclined to believe these
circulators are a bunch of crooks,"
declared Mr. Spence in a etatement
to Circuit Judge Bingham, made in
open court. "If they are not, the
witnesses I have heard today are
the biggest liars I ever saw, which
I refuse to believe. What I wish
to make clear to the court, how
ever, is that the state grange had
ho part in these dishonesties. .
Specific Instructions Given.
"These circulators were recom
mended to me by people of Portland
who told me that they had handled
such work before and let me say
right here that I don't believe they
confined their crooked methods to
the Income tax bill. Their Instruc
tions from us were very specific.
I told them that we wanted only
the names of legal voters and that
truthful statements concerning the
nature of the bill only should be
T listened to some of them and
never heard one use the arguments
produced here in court, except the
claim that the bill' would "reduce
taxes, whtch is legitimate because
it would, reduce existing taxes and
relieve the land-owner from part
of his burden."
110 Witnesse Heard.
"In spite of what you have heard
in this court, do you still Insist that
this measure be placed on the bal
lot?" Wallace McCamant, attorney
engaged in attacking the validity
of names on the petitions, asked.
"I do, if there are enough legal
names still on the petitions to
justify its presentation."
One hundred and ten witnesses I
were heard yesterday, which meant
the elimination of very near that
number of names from the petition,
believe those seeking the injunc
tion to prevent the measure from
going on the November ballot. The
plaintiff contends that the dropping
of 495 names is all that is necessary
to invalidate the petition, the de
fense holds that 613 names filed
late must also be challenged, or
total of 1108.
Wholesale Forgeries Disclosed.
Wholesale forgeries were dis
closed when Attorney McCamant
took a new tack yesterday. Hith
erto, attention has been focused
solely on the names which had been
rejected by the county clerk but
were certified to by notaries. Yes
terday approximately 30 names were
picked at random from the petitions
containing the certif icationof the
county clerk that the names there
on were of registered voters.
Called as witnesses, none of these
persons recognized their signatures
on the petition and all branded
them as forgeries. This confirmed
the suspicion that some of the paid
circulators had obtained a, list of
names of voters and had written
them in on the petitions without
consulting them asNto their wishes
Deputies Not to Blame.
There is no reflection against the
deputies in the office of the county
clerk contained in this discovery for
the signatures were not compared.
only the names being checked
against typewritten file cards in the
E. Dappen of 775 Williams avenue
not only testified that it was not
his signature on the petition but
that he was an alien and not entitled
Mrs. N. Spldell, 749 Umatilla
street, declared that the signature
on the petition was not hers. Ray
Iler, 458 East Thirty-fourth street;
Essie Rowley, 693 Clatsop street;
L. Hodges, 720 Linn ctreet: Mrs. D.
Halls, 583 East Salmon street; Helen
Becker, 575 Harney street; Joseph
Plancich, 9ft Division street, and
Mrs. Evelyn Duncan, Llnnton, were
among the others who declared thei
names- had been forged to the peti
Petition Is Misrepresented.
Rachel Dickson, 937 East Stark
street, and Ethel Payne, 603 Knapp
street, testified that they were told
the petition was to restore the five
cent fare on the street car lines.
Mrs. J. W. Jeffries, 603 Knapp
street, said she was informed that
the measure was to reduce rents'.
Mrs.' Pauline La Brance, 692
""sCCaaoluded oa Page A Column 2,
Highest Scoring Teams to Com
pete for National Honors at
SALEM, Or., Sept. 11. (Special.)
Girls ot Oregon who are Identi
fied with industrial club work are
putting forth especial efforts this
fall to make their displays at the
various county and state fairs no
table, for aside from the usual cash
prizes and trips to the Oregon agri
cultural college offered, there is
held out the possibility of a Eur
opean trip to those who stand the
elimination tests at the sectional
contest which follows at the Pacific
International Livestock exposition
in Portland this fall.
A three-months' trip to Europe for
four county girls, with all ex
penses paid, is the prize offered for
winning members! of canning teams
of the United States, the American
Committee of Devastated France
providing the trip, for which 55,000
girls the country over are expected
to compete this fall.
The first and second highest scor
ing teams at each exposition contest
will compete for national honors
during the week of the Interna
tional Livestock exposition in Chi
cago, December 2 to 9.
The local clubs of Marion and
Polk county are doing their best
work in years, in all branches of
work, with girls and boys both
demonstrating especial interest in
Miss Bessie Bloom, a 15-year-old
girl, of Silverton, will come back to
the state fair again this year, en
tering in both the industrial club
exhibits and open classes.
Homer Bray, 16, of near Salem,
won the cup in the Jterion oounty
judging team at the state fair last
year, and also at the livestock 'Ex
position in Portland. He is on the
team again this year. Glen Mathis
is another Marion county boy who
will prove a formidable contestant.
A recent survey of the activities
of the girls and boys in Polk county
showed equal interest, with all club
members making good progress
the various projects.
.Many boys and girls of the county
have begun to raise poultry.
RAILROAD YARD BOMBED
Rlght-of-Way Damaged; Defective
Fuse Saves Lives.
PENDLETON. Or., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) The railroad right-of-way
was damaged and windows broken
by a dynamite bomb which exploded
as it rolled under a rai it the town
of Umatilla, yard cent of the O.
W. R. & N. company, al.. it midnight
Saturday, it was learned here day.
Failure of a defective fuse to ex
plode a second bomb of larger "'
mensions probably saved the lives
of nearly 40 workmen who were
sleeping in a Pullman car in the
Special agents and members of the
sheriffs force working on the case
have not yet found any clews
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, .
03 decrees: minimum temperature. 63'
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm;
Full-blooded Filipinos are hops of Is
lands. Page 6.
Restraining order against strikers con
tinued (or 10 days. Pags S.
Republicans carry Maine but lead la
much reduced. Pags 1.
Mrs. Harding much Improved. Pags 1.
Daugherty impeachment proceedings be
gun In house. Page 8.
Responsibility for armistice denied by
Secretary Weeks In answer to Kip
ling. Page 2.
Victory for Lodge forecast. Page 2.
Washington to hold primary election to
day. Page 2.
Hammond lumber mill at Astoria burns;
loss (1,000,000. Page 1.
Methodists assign pastors for year. Page A.
Farm hand victim of mistaken Identity.
' Page 1.
Hundreds of unknown names on petitions
sealed and certified by notaries.
Giants win from Boston twice. Pare 14. I
Benjamin doesn't know what to do about
Sacco bout. Page 1.
Pacific coast league results At Portland
3, Loa Angeles 7; at Seattle S, San
Francisco 14. Page 14.
Goss wins way Into semi-finals. Pags 18.
Commercial and Marine.
Railroad shares strong and marry indus
trials up in stocK martlet, fage J.
Apple crop estimates Increased in past
montn. i-age a-.
Wheat weakened at Chicago in bearish
supply forecasts. Page ss.
Renewed activity In liberty bonds. Pags
to narrow limits.
Grain prices Bold
Portland and Vicinity.
Episcopal bishops refuse to modify canoa
ot Dapusm. rjo x.
C E. Bpence disclaims Diame ror tax
petition fraud. Page 1.
September record equaled when tem
perature reaches 03. Page 1.
Radical wing of . Episcopal convention
v. . l ri.nnifld nrl,IA fur milrn l ir-m
"J gon dioceso. Page 1.
"VEplscopal auxiliary renames Its execu
tive secretary. fo
Weather report, data and forecast. Pags
Commissioner Pier will not seek reelection-
City council returns budgets to depart
ments for general downward revision.
Burglars ransack residencs of J. F. Cobbs
without awakening anybody. Page 16.
Benefit entertainment tonight for Mrs.
Glenn H. Price promises results.
Hall files to run as Independent, candi
(date fur governor. Pace -i.
Movement to Reinstate
Bishop Jones Begun.
PLACARD DRIYE LAUNCHED
Wartime Offender Proposed
for Eastern Oregon.
RADICALS GIVE AFFRONT
Socialists" of Episcopal I'pprr
House Clutter Walls at Night
With Militant Poslors.
Right Rev. Taul Jones, Episco
palian bishop of Utah, who was
forced to resign his charge because
of pacifist utterances during the
war, will be nominated as bishop of
eastern Oregon In case the resigna
tion of Bishop Robert L. Paddock
Is accepted, It was announced yester
day by members of the radical wing
of the house of bishops.
As a ort of advance campaign
for the reinstatement of the de
posed prelate, scores of placards, ap
pealing to the bishops "to do justice
to this godly young man." were
plastered on telephone poles, blank
walls and woodpiles In the vicinity
of the auditorium by some myste
rious persons some time after mid
night Sunday Members of the op
posite wing of the church, offended
by the posters, either tore them
down themselves or requested the
police to do so.
Radical Support Assured.
Whether Bishop Jones can muser
a following In the house of bishops
sufficient to put him back into the
episcopate as the spiritual leader' of
the missionary district of eastlrn
Oregon la a moot question. That he
will receive the undivided support
of the radical, or liberal, party of
the church Is an acknowledged fsct.
Bishop Jones, in charge of the mls
Blonary district of Utah during the
war, uttered statements which were
Interpreted unpatriotic by many
members of the church. fie was
accused of having said that every
American soldier in France should
have been branded with the word
Bishop Jones was allowed to re
sign under pressure. Though he
holds no official position, he is Mill
a bishop and entitled to sit In de
liberation in the general convention.
The house of bishops alone holds
the power to restore him to scilvs
(Mncere, Bat Indlnrrert.
"Bishop Jones Is a thoroughly
honest and sincere man, though It
is generally admitted that he Is
indiscreet In his utterances H
seems to lack the balance to give
the other fellow credit for being
honest and sincere, too,", said one
of the prominent bishops, who re
fused to allow his name to be used
In connection with the rase.
"While I would not vote to return
him to the charge of a diocese where
there waB much administrative
work, I believe that he Is fitted for
the work in eastern Oregon. In
case Bishop Paddock's resignation is
accepted, which I feel certain It will
be. Bishop Jones will be named to
head the missionary dltrlct of east
The Identity of the persons who
started the poster campaign for the
return of Bishop Jones to spiritual
power Is a mystery. When dele
gates arrived In the vicinity of the
auditorium, yesterday, dorms of the
placsHMie, bearing larse pictures of
the bishop, greeted them on every
wall, every telephone pole and
woodpile In the vicinity of the con
vention hall. By noon, the placards
had disappeared. .
"I complained to the polleo about
It," one young rector admitted, "I
knew that such actions were against
the city laws."
Blsbop Jones socialistic.
Bishop Jones, according to the
placards. Is the "socialist bishop."
ur. i. rhainnan of the Church So
cialist league, with offices at 39'!
Broadway, Now York. Ho is no: in
attendance at the convention, trust
ing his cause. It is said, to hit
friends In the liberal church move
ment. The placards bore the following
words: "An appeal to the Christian
conscience of the bishops rather than
A large photograph of ttio deposed
Then came the words? ' Rt Kev
Paul Jones, B. I).. Socialist Mlshop
Resigned under pressure during war
excitement. Is It not time that the
bishops do Justice to this Kodl
A statement of faith of the Churin
Socialist league, addressed to the
general convention and signed by
Bishop Jones, has been distributed
about the convention hall and at th
socialist league's booth at the Lalx.r
DAVE LIGHTNER ON WAY
Fugitive Narcotics Ringleader Y.n
I Route to Portland.
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 11. Dati-I
Llghtner, reputed ring leader of i
narcoticj smuggling gang, who was
captured aboard the steamer Wm
Farallon after escaping from a con
sular prison at Shanghai, left here
toaight for Portland. Or., for tri!.
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