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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10. 1923
TURK MUST YIELD,
1 PREMIER ASSERTS
PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW HORRORS OF TURKISH OCCUPATION OF SMYRNA.
Temporizing on Straits,
Says Lloyd George.
KEMAL TO BE CONVINCED
Frime Minister Holds British Pol
' Icy Imperative to Keep War
From Entering Europe.
LONDOX. Oct. 9. (By the Associ
ated Press.) The government to
night issued a report on the confer
ence which the labor deputation had
with Premier Lloyd George Septem
ber 21, hitherto kept secret. The
prime minister, in replying to the
deDUtation's "stop the war" pro
tests, the report indicates, devoted
his speech mainly to proving that
the government policy had been
identical with that long advocated
by the labor party, namely, mainte
nance of the freedom of the straits
under control of the league of na
tions. and that the subject popula
tions in Anatolia could not be left
under control of the Turks. But he
regretted that this policy became
impossible because the United
States, France and Italy had de
clined to undertake the necessary
mandates in these regions.
The prime minister argued that
under the Angora pact the position
of the straits would be the same
as in 1914, when the Turks closed
the -straits; therefore, even control
by the league of nations would be
useless unless an adequate force
was planted there by the league to
see that the straits were kept neu
tralized. He contended that .the
Kemalist government had given no
undertaking to do anything more
than proffer a verbal guarantee of
the freedom of the straits, and de
clared: "You cannot defend the
straits by flaunting a covenant in
the face of those trying to force
No Interference Wanted.
Mr. Lloyd George pointed out that
refusal to refer the matter to the
league of nations came from other
nations, not England. Asked whether
freedom of the straits meant forti
fications in the hands of some in
ternational body, the premier
plied that that would be for the
league to decide. He also admitted
there should be no interference with
the straits either by Great Britain
or any other nation. "Otherwise
he added, "that is not international
On the general question the prime
minister reiterated that the govern
ment policy was to prevent the war
from spreading into Europe and he
coi'tended that the strong measures
ti.e government had already taken
and intended to continue to take
were the best means of prevention.
Mi'. Lloyd George denied that the
British government had ever given
enner money or arms to the Greek
on me contrary, it had warned
them when they went - to Smyrna
that they were going "entirelv on
their own responsibility and at their
own expense." They were told also,
"we cannot support you, or take
me responsibility. '
Kemnl to Be Convinced.
1 he prime minister said all he
was now doing was to treat the
lurKs and the Greeks alike in re
gard to the neutral zones which the
British were holding for the allies,
and it was imperative until a peace
conference was held to prevent war
irotn spreading to Europe.
His final remark to the deputa
tlon was: "The one chance of stop
ping the war is for Kemal to know
that we are not going to be turned
ouc of the straits. If he knows
. mil ne won t go there. If he be
lieves that our nation is riivlrleri nH
that he is getting encouragement to
so on ne win De very likely to pur
sue a warlike policy."
, YOUTH HELD IN MURDER
(Cnntinuf-rt From First Fare.)
; were still hard at work tonight try
ing to reconcile all the tangled skein
of evidence which Schneider's story
i or to batter him down to further
, admission which would make his
story more plausible.
Girl Supports Part of Story.
A part of Schneider's story as
much as she could have been ex
pected to know was corroborated
by Pearl Bahmer.
, On the night of September 14. she
said, she was out with Schneider, re
.Iniaining until about 9 o'clock. When
she returned home, she continued,
she found her stepfather on the
porch, intoxicated, and consented to
go with him while he attempted to
"walk off" the effects of his drink
ing. They passed Schneider, Hayes and
Leo Kauffman on a street corner,
' she said, and the three youths fol
lowcd them. After they had walked
some distance, she said, she became
t'red and wanted to return home,
but her stepfather insisted she con
tinue. She began to cry, she said,
and the trio rushed up, Schneider
doffing his coat and expressing bis
determination to beat Bahmer.
The encounter ended without
- blows, however, she said, and she
and her stepfather returned home.
fj Schneider's story tallies with hers
perfectly up to this point, except
to wear a
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two miles long the biasing city
drowned, but others managed to
that Schneider said Pearl and Ban-
mer -walked toward the Phillips
Kauffman left them then, he said.
but he and Hayes determined to
follow on. Hays showing him a 32
caliber pistol and assuring him there
was no danger.
Mistake Made, He Says.
Suddenly, he said, they saw a
couple beneath the crabapple tree
and Hayes whipped out his pistol
and began to fire, exclaiming.
There they are I'll fix them."
After the struggles of the pair
beneath the tree were stilled, he
said, he stole- forward, struck a
match and1 cried to Hayes: "My God,
man, you've made a terrible mis
take." Hayes then snatched the minis
ter's watch and they both fled, he
Schneider was quoted as telling
the authorities he had taken Pearl
to the scene on Saturday two days
after the shooting partly out of
morbid curiosity and partly because
he wanted to show her how nearly
she had come to beings slain. It was
Schneider and Pearl who first "dis
covered" the bodies and notified the
Pearl's version to reporters today
was somewhat different.
Raymond saw me Saturday ana
insisted that we take a walk, she
said, "He took me up Oerussy s
lane. It was the first time we had
ever been up that way. We sat down
in the grass near the apple tree to
talk. I looked over and saw the
bodies, and said to Raymond: "There
are two people lying down.
Rote From Wife Read.
"Why don't you attend to- your
own business? he replied.
"Then I walked over and saw
they were all bloody and ran away,
frightened. Then we tola a police
The girl said Schnejder had ap
peared worried ever since the shoot-
nsr ana on two occasions naa asivea
her to go to Perth Amboy with him.
Then, apropos ot noimng, sn in
Did you know Raymona had a
pearl-handled knife in his pocket
Pearl also showed reporters a
note she said she had received from
Schneider's young wife on the Mon
day following the finding of the
bodies. It is read:
You will pardon my writing to
you, but I want to tell you to keep
away from my husband. When ihis
case comes to trial I am going to
beat you to it."
Mothers of Youth Prostrate. i
Pearl said she did not know
whether Mrs. Schneider referred to
he murder trial or a divorce suit
between the Schneiders which is
Mrs. Schneider also visited her on
the same day, she said, and asked to
be taken to the spot where the
bodies had been found. She com
plied with the request, she said. She
hough Mrs. Schneider's interest was
merely a morbid one.
The mothers of both Schneider
and Hayes were prostrated in their
homes today. Mrs. Schneider. It was
said, had sat motionless in a cHair
ince 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
refusing to eat or sleep. When she
heard "he had been held as a ma
terial witness, she fainted
Mrs. Hayes was said to have col-
apsed and been put to bed when
news was brought her that her boy
had been arrested for murder.
CONFESSION" IS SCOUTED
Sympathy of Townsfolk Is With
Accused In Murder Case.
IBy Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. Oct. 9.
Goaded Into action by public critic
ism of their lack of method in in
vestigations of tne murder of Ed
ward W. Hall and -Mrs. Eleanor R.
Mill the rector's companion and
choir singer on the lonely Phillips
farm near here more than three
weeks ago. the officials of Somerset
and Middlesex county today clapped
into a cell . in the Somerville pail,
accused of the crime, mild-mannered
Clifford Hayes, an ex-sailor, honor
ably discharged from the United
This, the first definite move of the
bi-cognty sleuths, came after a 24
hotir grilling of Raymond Schneider,
town ne'er-do-well, in which exam
ination, the latter asserted that
Hayes in his presence killed the
minister and singer, mistaking them
for Pearl Bahmer, 15-year-old sweet
heart of Schneider and the girl's ex
bartender father, Nicholas Bahmer.
Five times Schneider rkade the
accusation and was led into a room
where Hayes was sitting to repeat
it to the accused, and time Hayes
lunged forward as though to strike
him and cursing, cried: "Tou are
a dirty liar and when I $et out of
erfcn fled to the waterfront to CMcaue
behind and the Aegean sea before
reach the refugee ships anchored off
this I'll knock your head off your
The "confession" of Schneider i
publicly scouted here, general opin
ion being that "someone had to be
the goat," and the sympathy of the
people is with the accused man: and
against the accuser, who enjoys
an unenviable rep a tat ion. Schnei
der is married. It is claimed he had
promised to marry the Bahmer girl,
who has been charged with incor
rigibility by her father, as soon as
he could get a. divorce from his pres
Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall, widow
of .the sla dn-ministeir, received the
news of the arrest without com
ment, coldly, pale and dry-eyed.
James Mills, husband of the brutally
slashed bullet-riddled woman who
was killed with the pastor, does not
believe Hayes is guilty. Referring
to Schneider's statements he said:
"He might have had to say some
thing just to get away. I know
what it means to be questioned by
No text of the alleged 300-word
Schneider "confession" was given
out by the authorities. They re
fused to discuss it. They evaded all
potent questions, their desire seem
ing to be to get rid of the town of
New Brunswick, and the presence of
the hundred newspaper reporters
dogging their heels. In an inter
view with the Tribune representa
tive. Assistant Prosecutor Toolan
"You newspaper people will all be
away from here in a day or two.
This spoils a perfectly . good news
story, doesn't it?"
His implication was that other
theories must be eliminated, follow
ing the arrest of Hayes and the
statement of Schneider.
Pearl Bahmer. who now figures
importantly in the latest develop
ment of the case though her role
seemed of little moment when she
found the bodies, lives at 228 IWeil
son street, with her father.
Her mother died last January and
the girl's life since has been tragic
in its fullness of experience. Pearl
declared today, that the minister's
watch chain was still on his body
when she, with Schneider, discov
ered it. Hall's watch was missing
and was searched for by detectives
throughout the country.
CHURCH TO BACK SHIPS
"Dry" and Prosperous Merchant
Marine Held Possible. .
' CHICAGO, Oct. 9. The Methodist
Episcopal church board of temper
ance, prohibition and public morals
will advocate that the churches of
America get behind the American
merchant marine to show that a
prohibition marine can be made to
pay, Deets Pickett, research secre
tary of the board, declared today.
He advocated preferential treat
ment of passengers on American
"dry" ships to aid American ship
ping in competition with "wet" ships
under foreign flags.
GAS CO.'S NEW SERIES
The first of the Gas company's
new series of illustrated ads ap
peared yesterday in this paper,. de
picting, the joy of the man who
didn't have to bankrupt himself to
pay his next winter's fuel bill. As
he heats his home with gas he pays
monthly and after he has used it,
making it easier to meet his house
hold bills or allowing the balance to
remain in his savings bank earning
Some people imagine that it is
costly to enjoy the envied blessings
of gas heating. They hear of some
body's bill for $30 and allow this to
lead them to false conclusions.
Suppose you did have a bill for
$30 as the highest of the year, that,
only makes your total bill for the
season J160. That certainly is cheap
enough for heating a good-sized
house all the time at a constant
steady temperature. Instead of al
ternating too hot and too cold, and
freeing you from, chores, ashes,
smoke and dirt!
Take for instance the bills in
curred this past season at 581 Wash
ington st. The highest bill was
close to $30. It was in December,
1921. But the entire season footed
up only $128.67, although January
and February both ran into the 20s.
That doesn't strike you as possible?
Well here are the actual figures:
October,, 84.07; November, $18.20; De
cember, $29.14; January, $21.60; Feb
ruary, $23.46; March, $18.20; April,
$9.90; May, $7; June, $1.92. Total,
At the present reduced rates this
would be still less, or $110.58 in all.
It would have undoubtedly cost
that much or more to heat with
solid fuel. Adv.
Bead The Oregonian classified ads.
death by burnlnar in the destruction
them. Many, erased by the awful nlffhtmare, jumped into the sea and were
MAGELLANIC CLOUD IS MEAS
URED BY ASTRONOMERS.
System Is Ti 0,000 Light Years
' Away, Has Stars 10,000 Times
as Bright as Old Sol.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 9. The
large Magellanic cloud, a group of
stars and nebulae visible from the
southern hemisphere, which was be
lieved to be some sort of a small
universe itself, proves to be of stag
gering dimensions, it .was an
nounced from the Harvard college
The first measurements of the
distance and size of the cloud, ac
complished by Harvard astronomers
from photographic plates made at
their Peruvian station, have estab
lished that it is 110.000 ligh years
from the earth and that its linear
diameter is about 15,000 light years
A light year is six trillion miles.
The Magellanic cloud, which re
sembles in appearance the milky
way, is separated from that system
of stars of which our solar system
is a small part. Photometric meas
ures of the Megellanic stars indi
cate that many are actually far
brighter than any yet found in our
solar system. Hundreds of these
stars, it is said, were found to ex
ceed the brightness of the sun by
BAN ON KLANSMEN ASKED
Jury System of Country Declared
CHICAGO, Oct. 9. Resolutions
adopted by the people's movement
at a meeting last night condemning
the Ku Klux Klan and demanding
that no klansman be accepted for
jury' service, wre sent to all the
judges of Cook county today.
The resolutions said the klan is
"seeking to destroy the dignity and
purposes of our courts by substitut
ing its own secret accusations, se
cret evidence and secret executions
upon citizens of the United States.
"They are directly corrupting the
jury system, both petit and grand,
by carrying their sworn and secret
animosities into the halls of jus
tice." Astoria Flour Price Cut.
ASTORTA, Or., Oct. !V (Special.)-
mJs who hs ied a
kuumt what it means
to hewe tha raitmt,
tive power of the AH
For Sale by
EDWARDS TIRE SHOP, rN'C.
84 . Broadway.
Portland. Or. Broadway 1034
'lrnt Knmbera Walnat 9595,
Tabor 4463. Main 9595.
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Vancouver, Waah. '
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of the city. They were a human wan
A drop of 20 cents a barrel in the
wholesale price of flour was an
nounced by local wholesalers today.
This makes the Astoria patent 11
per barrel, while other brands are
BANKER VISITS CAPITAL
Portland Man, Now in Washing
ton, to Tour Country.
THE OREGONIAX NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, 13. C, Oct. 9. Robert
E. Smith, president of the Lumber
mens Trust company, Portland,
spent today in Wasnington in con
ference with officials of the federal
farm loan bank on matters rela
tive to the Oregon-Washington Joint
Stock Land bankwith which he also
Mr. Smith is making a survey of
business conditions throughout the
country on a trip which is taking
him to many sections, accompanied
by Mrs. Smith. He left tonight for
Louisville. Chicago and Minneapolis.
From Minneapolis Mrs. Smith will
return to Portland and he will go on
a tour of the south.
PAINTER WEDS HEIRESS
Woman Who Recently Figured in
Alienation Suit Married.
CASTILE, N. Y., Oct. 9. Cards
were received today announcing the
marriage of Lyle C. Smith and Miss
Margaret E. Pierce of Castile, the
heiress who recently unsuccessfully
defended an alienation suit. The
jury returned a verdict for $42,500
in favor of Mrs. James O. Howard,
whose husband's affections Miss
Pierce was accused of stealing
when she was 16 years old. ,
Miss Pierce comes into her for
tune of about half a million dollars
on May 1 next, when she will be 21.
Smith, who is also 21, is a house
Bend Candidate Withdraws.
BEND, Or, Oct. 9. (Special.) H.
Cato. the first man to announce his
candidacy for the Bend city council
this year, announced today his with-
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tlrawal from the race because of the
arge number of candidates entered.
DRUNKEN AUTOIST JAILED
90-Day Sentence Began; Brother
Also Is Penalized.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Oct. 9.
(Special.) A fine of $200 and a sen
tence of 90 days in the county jail
was imposed upon Kolla 1. McClellan
of Ridgefield tn a charge of in
toxication while driving an automo
Roy O. McClellan. a brother, was
charged with having liquor In his
possession and was fined $200 and
sentenced to 60 days in the county
jail. The jail sentence was suspended
upon the payment or tne rtne.
Rolla 1. McClellan started to serve
hsi time today.
SEPARATE TRIALS GIVEN
Murder Charees Against 218
Union Miners to Be Heard.
WELLSBUBG. W. Va.. Oct. 9.
Separate trials for 218 union miners
trom Pennsylvania, indicted for al
leged participation in the battle at
the Clifton coal mine, ciirtonvne.
July 17, and accused of first degree
murder, were granted late today by
Circuit Judge Somerville.
Many of the prisoners have neen
In jail since the mine fight which
resulted in the death of Sheriff H. H.
Duvall of this county and six union
WINBURN ETAU ACCUSED
Picknickers Charged With Vio
lating Ashland City Ordinance.
ASHLAND. Or.. Oct. 9. (Special.)
-Jesse Winburn and three others
of a party of picknlckers will ap
pear in the justice court tomorrow
answer a rnaree or .vmmnng
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Chesterfield 2 for 2 5c
Lily - - 2 for 25c
Chums (2 in foil) 25c
city ordinance which prohibits pic
nicking above the Intake or lie
city's water supply. Winlmrn w
host to a party of friend at a spe
cial breakfast and dinner Hunday.
The complanits were filed to set
tle the question as to who has su
pervision of the Ashland creek can
yon, the aovernment throuah the
forest service or the cily of Ah
land, which receives Its water sup
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