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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1922
NIGHT RESTFUL ONE IHTTIIP flM 71 All COMMANDER BOOTH
LATE PRAYERS LAND '
PREACHERS IN JAIL
U. S. WOMAN SLEUTH
ni imm ura wum
FOR MRS. HARDING!
EXPECTED TO RETIRE
SALVATION ARMY HEAD RE
FUSES TO TALK.
HURT IN AUTO WRECK
PATIENT STEADILY IMPROV
ING, SATS DOCTOR.
MEETINGS HELD AFTER 10
P. M. VIOLATE LAW.
VICTIM ONE OF 4 INJURED
. IN COLLISION.
COLUMBIA FAIR I
Republicans and Demo
crats in Heated Row. 1
Young People's Society
CONVENTION HOST ATTACKED
Inquiry Anent Bishop Sum
ner Is Requested.
PLEA HELD ILL ADVISED
Present Declared No Time for In
vestigation of Case of For
mer Dean R. T. T. Hicks.
TODAY'S EVENTS OF EPISCO
7:30 A, M. Church Period
icaL,club. Corporate commun
ion. Trinity chapel.
9 A.M. Church School Serv
ice league. Classes in school
of methods. Labor temple.
9:30 A. M. Separate ses
sions of two houses. Audi
torium. 9:30 A. M. Woman's aux
iliary study classes. Central
11 A. M. Joint session of
two houses of convention. De
partment of missions. Audi
torium. 2 P. M. Woman's auxiliary.
Conference supply work. Au
ditorium. 2:30 P. M. Separate ses
sions of two houses. Audi
torium. 3 P. M. Girls' Friendly so
ciety. Conference. Portland
3 P.M. Church School Serv
ice league. Mission study
class. Labor temple.
- 3:30 P. M. Woman's auxil
iary. Missionary talks. Head
quarters. 4 P. M. Department of re
ligious education. Confer
ence. Labor temple. Subject.
4 P. M. Woman's auxiliary.
Afternoon tea. Basement au- '
5 P. M. Session of house of
8 P. M. Church worn en's
League for Patriotic Service.
First Presbyterian church.
8 P. M. Church Periodical
club. Mass meeting. Trinity
church. Rev. Dr. A. A. Mor
An embarrassing situation was
brought about yesterday at the
Episcopal general convention when
the Young People's society formerly
connected with St. Stephen's pro-
cathedral petitioned the house of
bishops to investigate the action of
Bishop Walter T. Sumner which
brought the resignation of Rev. R.
T. T. Hicks as dean of the pro
cathedral on March 1 of this year.
The communication requesting the
investigation was addressed by offi
cials of the society to Right Rev.
Daniel S. Tuttle, as presiding bishop.
Mimeographed copies were given to
all bishops attending the conven
tion, however, so it became a pub
lic theme in convention circles.
The embarrassment of the situation
arose-not so much from the nature
of the communication as from .the
fact that an attack of the sort
should be made upon the entertain
ing bishop at this time.
Patience Held Exercised.
Admission was made in the letter
to the presiding bishop that the
young people had "waited long and
patiently" for this opportunity to
lay their grievances before the gen
eral convention of the church.
The text of one of the mimeo
graphed copies of the letter follows:
"We, the Young People's society
formerlyaof St. Stephen's pro-cathe-d-ral,
-have waited long and patiently
for the coming of the general con
vention that W9 might lay before
you our grievances.
"You have learned something of
the trouble that has come upon us
and the church in Oregon through
the unkind actions of Bishop Walter
T. Sumner and of his unjust attack
upon the Very Rev. R. T. T. Hicks,
former dean of St. Stephen's pro
cathedral, thus causing him to re
sign. In protest against these acts
the Young People's society has left
the pro-cathedral with the determi
nation never to return until these
wrongs have been investigated and
Justice given to Dean Hicks.
Society Continues Work. -
"Our society is the pioneer or
ganization of its kind in this diocese,
having been formed three years ago,
and we have never missed a meeting.
While we are continuing our work
of singing in the wards of the Good
Samaritan - hospital . every fourth
Sunday . in the month, we feel that
meeting as we do in the public
library we are not reaching the
young people with whom we would
undoubtedly come in contact at the
church, and thus are losing oppor-
(Coacluded on Pace 6. Column 3.)
Brother of President, Who Has
Been In Attendance, Re
turns to Home In Ohio.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Sept. 14.
Further improvement in the condi
tion of Mrs Harding was reported
today by Brigadier-General Sawyer,
White House physician. The presi
dent's wife, he said, spent an ex
cellent night the best since her ill
ness became critical. Satisfactory
recuperative progress, he added. As
Announcement was made last
night that in view of the steady
improvement in Mrs. Harding's con
dition, no" more formal bulletins
would be issued to the press. Dr.
George T. Harding Jr., brother . of
the president, who has been in at
tendance, returned today to Colum
bus, O. Clifford Kling. a brother
of Mrs. Harding, also left for his
home in Marion. O.
AMUNDSEN DEFERS DASH
Hight Over Pole Not to Be At
tempted This Year.
NOME. Alaska,. Sept. 13. (De
layed Information from a reliable
source received here today was to
the effect that Captain Roald
Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, 1
would not attempt this year his
proposed flight across the North
Pole to Greenland, aft wan rennrtetl
I in recent dispatches from Copen
Captain Amundsen, who was last
reported at Wainwright, 100 miles
southwest of Point Barrow, Alaska,
plans to spend the winter there, ac
cording to this information.
BIG RADIO PLANT URGED
Chamber of Commerce Sending;
The establishment of a powerful
broadcasting station at the Chamber
of Commerce with an output of 500
watts to be operated by the chamber
in co-operation with local radio
dealers, was recommended by the
Oregon Radio .Trades association .at
its meeting last night.
A station of 500 watts power could
easily cover a radius of 1000 miles.
The Chamber of Commerce would
broadcast meeting announcements.
Music also could be handled.
PRINCE TO SEE AMERICA
Japanese Notable Plans to Visit
TOKIO, Aug. 28. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) Prince
Yasuhiko Asaka, a lieutenant-general
attached to the general staff
college, who Is to spend two years
In Europe, chiefly Paris, will pay a
visit to the United States on his re
turn voyage to Japan.
He will be accompanied by Prin
cess Asaka, the eighth daughter of
the late Emperor Meiji. The prince
also is an eighth child, the son of
the late Prince Huni.
STUCK STEAMER FLOATED
Yucatan, After Pounding on Bar
All Night, Released.
NEW ORLEANS, La.. Sept. 14.
The passenger and freight steam
ship Yucatan, reported sunk last
night in the harbor of Tampico,
Mexico, was floated early today,
after pounding all night on a bar,
and succeeded in making port, ac
cording to a wireless message re
ceived here today.
The shipping board tanker Dan
ville is helpless on the beach 10
miles north of Tampico and has
called for help, the message said.
INVISIBLE 0RDER GOING
New Texas Woman's Organization
Chartered by State.
AUSTIN. Tex., Sept. 14. The
"Women of tLe Invisible Empire of
America," organized, according to
the application, to "educate women
in the scince of government and
history of the United States and
contribute funds to orphanages and
religious i-nd similar deserving in
stitutions," ..as chartered today by
the secretary of state.
Dallas is designated as head
quarters. ARMY BILL IS SIGNED
Retention of Officers Approved
by President Harding,
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 14
President Harding today signed the
Anthony bill amending the law un
der which the reduction In the offi
cers' personnel of the army was to
have been carried out.
The amendment makes possible
the retention of many officers of
higher grades who otherwise would
have been separated from the
service. . '
MISS BAKER SETS DATE
Marriage VItJ Mr. McCormick to
Be Next Wednesday.
LONDON, Sept. 14. The marriage
of Miss Mary Landon Baker of Chi-,
cago and Allister McCormick has
been tentatively fixed for next i
Wednesday, according to the Even
ing Standard today.
The wedding has been postponed
Georgia Delegate Scores
RESOLUTION IS REFERRED
Organizations That Foster
Hatred Are Denounced.
MARITAL VOWS DELETED
Lower House of Episcopal Church
Stirkes Word "Obey"; Also
Denunciation of so-called secret
"patriotic" societies, in the form of
a resolution so worded that It left
no doubt but that its author was
striking at the Ku Klux Klan, added
a touch of excitement to the deep
theological discussions which took
up a major ' portion of the time of
the house of deputies of the Epis
copal general convention yesterday.
In scathing . language John D.
Wing, clerical delegate from Savan
nah, Ga., condemned organizations of
masked and unknown membership,
which he declared capitalize bigot
ry and hate, foster racial and re
ligious prejudice and encourage
lawlessness and mob violence. He
called on the general convention to
express the., church's public disap
proval of such orders by the adop
tion of his resolution. The mat
ter, referred to the committee on
social service, will come up for vote
in a few dajw.
"Obey" and Endowment Deleted.
Beside the attack on the klan, the
lower house of the convention went
into the marriage ceremony as out
lined in the prayer book revision
work. By Its action yesterday the
bride no longer will be forced to
utter the moot word "obey" in mar
riages in. the Episcopal church, and
the bridegroom, by way of equal
ization, will not be forced to en
dow his bride with all of his worldly
goods. The word "obey" and the
phrase "And with all my worldly
goods I thee eniow" were stricken
from the ceremony by the action of
the house. The bishops, having taken
similar action, the offending phrases
will be stricken from the Episcopa
lian prayer book if the next gen
eral convention so decides.
The klaft attack came up when the
house convened in the morning. On
the day before Rev. C. B. Wilmer,
also of Atlanta, introduced a reso
lution condemning mob violence and
the organized spirit of lawlessness
which, he asserted, are sweeping
over the country. His resolution was
interpreted by many as a veiled at
tack on the klan. Yesterday's ac
tion left no doubt as to the Intent
of its author. .
, The resolution read:
M'hereas. There have come into exist
encein our country since the world war
(Concluded on P& 6. Column 1.)
Cut In Salaries of 4000 Officers
in 1100 Cities to Be Subject
of Conference Discussion.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.) '
NEW YORK, Sept. 14. When dis
trict commissioners of the Salvation
Army . opened a three-day confer
ence here today it was learned that
retirement of Evangeline Booth as
commander' of the organization in
America was expected.
Miss Booth was in conference
with the commissioners and after.
ward declined to make a state
ment. Her secretary. Brigadier
Griffith, said, however, that reports
of her coming retirement were true
and that it probably would become
effective as soon as Bramwell Booth,
commander-in-chief, named her suc
cessor. ' .
Plans were under way, he added,
for separating the command of the
army from : the business corpora
tlons. Under this arrangement the
commissioners in the United States
would be responsible to the com
mander-in-chief, and Miss Booth's
successor would be head of the
A cut in the salaries of 4000 of
ficers in 1100 American cities, made
by London' headquarters, is up for
discussion at the conferences. Pay
of married officers would be cut $1
a week and of the unmarried $2.
TYPOS VOICE OBJECTION
Head of Government Printing Bu
reau Object of Protest.
. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. Sept. 14.
A resolution protesting the appoint
ment by President Harding of
George H. Carter as head of the
government printing bureau was
presented today at the convention
of the International Typographical
Another resolution would instruct
the international officers to take
necessary steps to fight such meas
ures as the government rail Injunc
tion. Denver, Chicago and Atlanta seek
the next convention.
MERCED, CAL, IMPERILED
Entire Population of Town Out
, Fighting Forest Fire.1
MERCED, Cal., Sept. 14. The en
tire population of Mariposa, county
seat of Mariposa county, was fight
ing a forest fire this afternoon
which threatened the county hospi
tal and a section of the town which
lies on the west side of Mariposa
Fears were expressed that should
the western section burn, the whole
town would be endangered.
VICTOR EMANUEL IS ILL
Condition of King of Italy De
clared to Be Serious.
NAPLES, Sept. 14. King Victor
Emanuel of Italy is seriously ill, ac
cording to the Mattino here, which
announced today that he would n,ot
be able to attend the Naples fair.
The newspaper states that King
Victor contracted his Illness on
Journey in the Trentino mountains. I
A high fever developed. '
THANK HEAVEN WE'RE GETTING RID OF HER AT LAST.
Voliva's Minions Pounce on Min
isters at Waukegan, 111., but
Later Let Them Go.
By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
WAUKEGAN, 111.. Sept. 14. Vo-
1'va's minions of the law pounced
upon two more ministers last night
and hurried them to the city Jail
when they ware found conducting
prayer meetings after 10 o'clock at
The Zion ordinance prohibits the
holding of meetings later than that
hour. The Rev. Charles Buck, pas
tor of the Jesse Holy church, Zion,
and Rev. S. Barton, traveling evan
gelist, found themselves- listed as
violators of the city ordinance and
occupants of the police cells.
Tho ministers were- allowed to
leave the Jail after they .were
warned that the law forbidding
public meetings after 10 o'clock
must be observed.
BURGLAR'S BURIAL WAITS
Unidentified Man Says He Knows
Parents of Slain Boy.
The boy burglar, whose identity
has puzzled Portland since he was
slain September 3 in the home of
L. Allen Lewis by Special Patrolman
Whiteside, did not go to his grave
A half-hour before the funeral.
which has been arranged at the
A. D. Kenworthy chapel in Lents by
two disinterested folk, Mrs. L. Meier
and Mrs. A. J. Boatwright, an un
identified man called at the chapel
and declared that he knew who th
dead youth was and that his parents
were in California, The funeral
service was postponed until Sat
urday. DANGER SEEN IN FILMS
Fire Marshals Protest Shipment
of Inflammable Stuff.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 14. Reso
lutions requesting congress to enact
a law prohibiting the transportation
of inflammable films in interstate
commerce, effective Janary 1, 1925,
were adopted by the Fire Marshals'
Association of North America in
convention here. Copies of the reso
lution were sent to the president
and to all members of congress.
"The use of inflammable films in
theaters and other public places is
detrimental to public safety and
largely increases the fire risk," the
$270,000,000 DUE TODAY
Revenues Receivable by Govern
ment In Taxes.'
WASHINGTON, D. C," Sept. 14.
Revenues received by the govern
ment tomorrow as the third install
ment of 1922 income and profits
taxes will amount to about $270,
080,000, it was estimated tonight by
Receipts from this source in
March aggregated $393,000,000, and
in June $295,000,000, while the col
lections for December 15 are ex
pected to reach $250,000,000, mak
ing- the total revenues from income
and profits taxes for 1922 about
U. S. Consulate Burns;
14 Americans Missing.
PROPERTY LOSS MILLIONS
Evacuation of Women and
Children Is Begun.
TURKS KILL AND LOOT
European Quarter of City Prac
tically Wiped Out; 300,000
Reguees Are In City. '
CONSTANTINOPLE. Sept. 14. (By
the Associated Press.) Smyrna is
burning. The population is in a
panic. All the wives and children
of native Americans are being evac
uated to Athens. The cause of the
fire has not been determined.
The Turkish Irregulars who are
in control of the city are firing upon
and terror'zing the population.
Sir Harry Lamb, the British high
commissioner, left aboard the Brit
ish battleship Iron Duke. The Brit
ish marines are withdrawing, leav
ing the protection of the city to
French, Italian and nationalist
guards and American bluejackets.
Scores of buildings in the Euro
pean section of the city have been
destroyed, including the American
consulate. American marines and al
lied soldiers formed a fire brigade
but ' the conflagation was beyond
their control. The property damage
is estimated at mllions.
Armenian Quarter Is Origin.
The fire originated in the Ar
menian quarter and spread rapidly,
ATHENS, Sept. 14. According to.
unconfirmed rumors reaching here
the Kemallst entry into Symrna was
accompanied by explosions which
threw the population into a panic.
these reports state.
A well-known resident said that
when the Kemallst army en
tered on Saturday, a hand grenade
exploded among the cavalry. An of
ficer was wounded. The Turks were
infuriated and began to loot. At
night, it was said, the Armenian
quarter was raided. He said that
women were outraged and 150 per
sons were killed. He declared that
the same thing occurred in the Greek
quarter, where he estimated the
number of killed at 200.
Parts of Town In Disorder.-
There were reports of disorders
in other parts of the town. Before
the formal occupation of the Kemal
ists, a proclamation was posted
throughout the city threatening the
penalty of death for the murder of
any Christian. Later the word pun
ishment was substituted for death
penalty, information received here
14 AMERICANS ARE MISSING
Admiral Bristol Estimates Refu
gees at 300,000.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 14.
Fourteen Americans are missing in
the fire-swept sections of the city
of Smyrna, the state department
was advised tonight in a cablegram
from Rear-Admiral Bristol, acting
commissioner of Constantinople.
Admiral Bristol said his Informa
tion came from Captain Arthur J.
Hepburn, chief of staff of the
American destroyer fleet at Smyrna,
who reported that the fire,, starting
about 1 o'clock Wednesday after
noon in the Armenian quarter, had
practically obliterated the entire
European quarter of the city and
I still was raging.
Admiral Bristol estimated there
were 300,000 refugees in Smyrna.
At Mudanca, the seaport of Bruza,
conditions were said to be "fully as
bad," with 40,000 refugees lacking
food, shelter and. even water. Some
of the refugees at this point, had
been transferred to Rodosto, but
without finding any relief there. It
Reports reaching Admiral Bristol
from Smyrna . said the conduct of
the Turkish forces there was "ex'
traordinarily good," though there
had been some looting of bazaars.
WORLD CONFLICT POSSIBLE
Budapest May Try to Recover
BY LARRY RUE.
'(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
Copyright. 1022. by the Chicago Trlttune.)
BERLIN, Sept. 14. While reports
from Athens to the effect that Jugo
slavia and Rpumania are uniting
with Greece to check the Turkish
and Bulgar ambitions in Thrace are
Interpreted here as government
propaganda to cheer up Greek citi
zens, political experts here point out
how, if the reports are true, this
would easily lead to another world
Russians here assert that a Rou
manian attack on the Turks, ally of
Russia, would be regarded as a cau
cus belli for a bolshevik offensive
on the "Bessarablan front, which
would force either the little entente
powers, or Poland and Czecho-Slo-
(Concluded on Page 8. Column 1.)
Man and Two Other Feminine
Passengers In Machine Which
Hits Street Car.
Four persons, three of them wo
men, were injured, one seriously,
late last night when the automobile
in which they were riding east on
Hawthorne avenue crashed into a
westbound Woodstock car between
East Second and East Third streets.
Lack of witnesses and the inability
of any of the occupants of the auto
mobile to talk afterwards left the
details of the accident -uncertain.
Mrs. Lucille Thomas, 33 years old,
known in Portland as the "Invisible
and mysterious Miss D," who won
fame as a federal sleuth here during
the war, suffered a broken leg, pos
sible internal injuries and numerous
lacerations and contusions. It was
her husband, Oscar D. Thomas, 220
North Twentieth street, who was
driving the car. He suffered lacera-,
tlons of the face and knees and a
possible fracture of the knee cap.
Miss Belva Thomas, 24 years old,
220 North Seventeenth street, was
the third of the injured persons. She
was riding in the front seat with
Thomas .nd suffered precisely the
same injuries. The fourth injured
person is a young woman whose
name is Pauline Verry, but whom
attendants at St. Vincent's hospital
knew very little about early this
morning.' Physicians said she, too,
may have internal Injuries besides
cuts and bruises of serious nature.
So far as could be learned from
the police there were no witnesses
to the accident other than Motorman
Mason, of the Woodstock car, who
left the scene shortly after the
police arrived and who did not give
his version of the collision.
JUDGE SEEN AT PARTIES
All-Night Liquor Affairs Are Re
lated to Court.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Sept. 14. All night
high ball and cocktail carousals and
early morning aftermaths in which
breakfasts in bed were served to
the girls were testified to before
Supreme Court Justice Burr to
day as having occurred in the
suits of L. Lawrence Weber, theatri
cal man, in the Wyoming apart
ments on West 65th street, where
Supreme Court Justice Marcus of
Buffalo has been temporarily resid
ing. Anna Cannon, negro maid, de
scribed the parties, testifying in
habeas corpus proceedings brought
by Mrs. Edith Hallor Dillon, moving
picture actress. In seeking part cus
tody of her 3-year-old son, L. Law
rence Weber Jr. Mrs. Dillon at
tacked the character of Weber, her
divorced husband, in an attempt to
prove him unfit to car for the
ch'ld, whom she is said to have kid
naped from him.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
78 degrees; minimum temperature, 63
Germany won't pay pre-war allied debts.
Smyrna ablaze: populace In panic. Page 1
Congress likely to take last-minute vote
on bonus, rage s.
Further Improvement reported in condi
tion of Mrs. Harding, rage 1.
Movie actor's life not wholly Joyous,
declares Japanese star, rage d.
Many railroads stand firmly against sep
arate settlement pian. rage 2.
Two ministers go to Jail Tor nolfllng
prayer meetings late at nignt. rage 1.
Salvation Army chief may retire, rage 1.
Methodists plan endowment drive. Page B.
Polndeiter"s lead corrected Is 25,74.
Idaho sheepman Indicted on charge of
bank iraua. rage o.
Columbia county fair la political storm
center. rags 1.
Seattle patronage declines as carfares
rise. Page 18.
Yale looks like winner this year. Page IS.
Bush in fine form, downs Chicago Amer
icans 4-1. Page 14.
Wonderful tennis played by quartet.
Pacific Coast league results: At Port
land 0. Ban Francisco o; at J-.o. An
geles. Sacramento 1, Vernon 21; at
Oakland 2, Salt Lake 4; at Seattle 6,
Los Angeles 0. Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Outlook for hop market unsatisfactory.
Settlement of strike weakens cereal mar
kets. Page 2. ,
New York bond marker irregular. Pag 25.
Port commission considers acquisition of
new dipper areage. rage 12.
New low wheat mark of B9 cents la
reached at Chicago. Paga 24.
Return to prosperity seen in day's stock
market operations. Page 25.
Wool market active In face of tariff.
Portland and Vicinity.
Council cuts 24T,554.45 out of city bud
gets: Page 4.
Oglesby Young, prominent democrat, re
pudiates candidacy of Walter M.
Pierce for governorship. Page 26.
Artisans approve $250,000 building pro
gramme. Page 17.
Civil service board hears charges on hir
ing married woman. Page 17.
United States agent denies that Dave
Ligbtner waa promised Immunity.
Resolution attacking Ku Klux Klan In
troduced In Episcopal house of depu
ties. Page 1-
Mr. Hall's course remains In doubt
Sellwood bridge gets new backing. Page T.
Forty votes forged for R. J. Klrkwood Is
sensational charge. Page 13.
Young people embarrass bishops. Page 1.
Days of Jazz and shimmy are passed.
United States ' woman sleuth hurt In
auto wreca. rage 1.
Weather report, data and forecast
Page 12, I
MR. PIERCE ASKED TO TALK
Political Favoritism Charged
HIGH FEELING AROUSED
Bourbons Should Suspend Ad
mittance Fee if They InxiM.
on Rally, Say Opponents.
ST. HELENS, Or., Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) The Columbia county fair,
to be held next Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, has become tl.e
storm center in a bitter fight be
tween the republicans and demo
crats of this county, as a result
of the fair board's action in In
viting Walter M. Tierce, democratic
candidate for governor, to speak at
the fair Wednesday afternoon.
The fair board announced that
Mr. Pierce had been Invited to speak
on condition that his address be
strictly non-polltlcal. It was an
nounced that Mr. Tierce had agreed
to these terms.
Neither of these announcements
In the least assauged the snorting
of the republican warhorses. who
Baw in both the Invitation and tho
acceptance an effort to give Mr.
Tierce the edge on the other candi
dates for governor. They pointed out
that Mr. Tierce would pet an oppor
tunity to show off before a bigger
crowd than any democrat could as
semble here if hla oratory wag tha
Republican Soaplrlona Stirred,
Republican suspicions were fur
ther stirred up by the fact that R.
N. Lovelace, president of the fair
board, is one of the democrat lo
llghtg in Columbia county. It has
been whispered around that tha
democratic central commutes had
suggested that Mr. Lovelace could
do the bourbon candidate a good
turn by railroading the invitation
through fhe fair board.
There also have been rumors that
pressure was brought to bear on
other members of the fair board to
Insure favorable action on ths pro
posal to have Mr. Fierce speak. Just
what form the pressure took has not
been made public, but feeling has
been roused to a point where tha
success of the fair is considered
It ha even been suggested that
if ths democrats want to turn the
) fair into a political meeting
Wednesday afternoon, they might at
least suspend admittance chargns.
Whatever may be the zoai of Colum
bia county republicans to hear good
oratory. It has been said that they
feel that It is rubbing it In a bit
to ask them to pay good money to
get into the fair grounds when the
chief attraction is to be a speaker
whose present object is to win vote.
Candidates for office, they pointed
out, usually admit the publio to
their speeches without charge.
Injury to Fair apes
Efforts to get in touch with Ray
Tarbell, secretary of the board, were
unsuccessful today, and it could not
be learned just what action would
be taken regarding the admittance
charges. Conservative opinion m
to the effect that nothing could be
done unless the democratic central
committee was ready to assume re
sponsibility for the bill, and coma
out publicly with the statement that
the afternoon was to be mads ths
occasion of a bourbon rally.
Whatever la the outcome of tha
political row, it was generally con.
sidered that the fair board had In
jured the fair by Inviting Mr. Tierce
Tolitical feeling has been at such a
pitch ever since the primaries that
the rank and file of both parties ara
on edge. Whether the republicans,
will go to the extent of blacklist
ing the fair Wednesday afternoon or
even on all three days nas been a
matter of conjecture ever sine tha
FUEL CONFERENCE URGED
Federal Dlstlrbutor Poposes Meetw
lng to Fix Prices.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Sept. 14
Federal Distributor Spencer haa
asked W. B. Alney. chairman of tha
Pennsylvania fuel commission, to
call a conference of fuel admini
strators of the northeastern and
lake states to meet with anthraclta
operators and Pennsylvania and
federal officials In Philadelphia to
fix a fair price for hard coaL
This was announced today at fU
eral fuel headquarters.
LIQUOR AND GOLD TAKEN
Dry Navy Boat Makes Haul oa
NEW YORK, Sept. '14 The two
masted schooner II. M. Gardner waa
brought into port today by the dry
navy boat Taylor and 100 cases at
liquor and $68,000 in gold wera.
taken to the custom house.
The Gardner was seized last night