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TIIE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1922
WOMAN ACCUSED AS HAMMER SLAYER EN ROUTE TO COURT FOR TRIAL
CLOSE IN lEWYl
Tolerant Spirit Apparent in
House Candidates Report
NO BITTERNESS SHOWN
100 SPEND ABOVE $1000
Total Cost to Those in Race Will
' Kot Be Known Until After
l'ussjfoot Attitude of Hearst De
clared Cause of Good
Party Feeling. .
BY STARK SULLIVAN. .
(Copyright. 1022. by New York Evening
Post. Inc. Published by Arrangement.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (Special.)-
After you have seen the tenseness
of the campaigns in Ohio, Indiana,
Missouri and elsewhere, after you
have witnessed the bitterly angry
animosities raised over radical Is
sues in the northwestern states and
after you have been saddened a
little by the violent antagonisms of
race and religion in very consider
able parts of the country, after all
that, the thing that impresses you
about the New York content is its
comparative tolerance and freedom
The New York governorship elec
tion is going to be close and the
evenness of the probabilities cre
ates a certain amount of tenseness.
But this is really a sporting inter
est in a good race and a close one,
rather than any violent stirring up
of emotions about issues or about
the personalities of the candidates.
One reason for this lack of violence
is the attitude of Hearst. Common
ly it is Hearst and his newspapers
that start the whirlwinds in New
Hearst I Pussyfooting.
This year Hearst is "pussyfoot
ing" with an eye on the expedi
encies of 1924. His support of the
democratic candidate "Al" Smith
doesn't go much further than
enough to keep his own record
straight; enough to avoid alienat
ing too many orthodox democrats in
those parts of the country where
the democrats take their orthodoxy
Aside from Hearst's abstinence
from his customary degree of erup
tiveness another reason for the lack
of high feeling lies in the fact that
everybody admits both the candi
dates are pretty good men. To a
degree that is most uncommon' in
the closing days of a great cam
paign the democrats are willing to
admit that the outstanding excel
lence of Miller's present governor
ship is one of the most cheering
facts of current American politics.
The republicans are equally willing
to admit that Smith, when he was
governor two years ago, made a
record probably better than that
of any other democratic governor
since Grover Cleveland. This point
of view appears in every conversa
tion with political leaders on both
ides and this concession can be
ead between the lines of almost
every newspaper editorial on either
MKler Has Advantage.
The points where Miller has a
little the advantage of Smith in
the minds of the very considerable
number of voters who refrain from
becoming violently partisan are,
first, that Miller, being directly in
the office and in the middle of an
important programme of economy
and improved efficiency, is better
adapted to go on with that pro
gramme; and second, that there is
pretty certainly going to be a re
publican legislature with which
Miller could work in harmony while
Smith would be embarrassed by a
If it were not for Smith's uni
versal personal popularity in New
York city Miller would win com
fortably. Smith was born in what New
York calls the east side and has
lived there and been in politics there
through every one of his 49 years.
His popularity is not merely the
sort of more or less false good fel
lowship that Tammany leaders are
often able to achive.
Masses Fraud of Smith.
For Smith the masses in New
York have the pride and affection
that attach to a son of a push-cart
' peddler who has educated himself
and gone up in the world and earned
the good opinion of outsiders and
at the same time always kept his
home and his personal attachments
among his own people. ,
Every time Smith appears at a po
litical meeting in downtown New
York the bands play and the crowds
sing those old songs, which, in a
way that is rather remarkable when
you think of it, originated along the
, Uowery and captured the fancy of
the whole country at various times
20 to 30 years ago. When you go to
Smith's meetings you hear songs
you hadn't heard or thought of since,
- as a boy, you used- -to sing with
the crowd on the front porch of a
; summer night in Phoenixville or
West Grove or any other of a thou
sand American towns and villages,
' "Sweet Rosy O'Grady," "Paradise
; Alley," "The Bowery," "Sidewalks
of New York," "Down Went Mc-
Ginty" and "Little Annie' Rooney."
Miller Better Debater.
In the speeches which both the
candidates are delivering every
night in New York city, and which
in the morning papers constitute a
kind of Joint debate on economy,
taxes, welfare legislation, water
" ways and the traction problem, it
would not be an unreasonable judg-
ment to say that on the whole so
1 far as the appeal to reason is con
cerned Miller has a little the bet-
ter of it. x
Smith has a good mind. I recall
. hearing some few years ago on the
occasion of a constitutional conven
tion in New York a very distin
guished republican say that Smith's
; contribution to the thought of the
; convention was unique. But in the
case of Miller a lifetime of hard
, and continuous intellectual work
,: has given him a muscle inside his
skull which is remarkable in its
strength and delicate accuracy.
; aiiller's Mind Keen.
His career on the bench may have
given many of his critics the op
portunity to call him a "legalist,"
but it has given him also the men-
, tal discipline which knows that
; two plus two makes "four" and all
; the most intricate and far-reaching
; variations of that fundamental fact.
; To hear Miller speak or to read
what he writes or to observe him in
action as a governor dealing with
;' the complexities of managing the
immense business of a great state,
; is to get a little lift of pleasure
? over a first-class mind in action,
f As to . the outcome Miller is
1 stronger in the state outside of
New York city than the democrats
realize. Smith is stronger in New
: York city than the republicans re
", alize. Under the circumstances
something will depend on the
.""weather and very much will de-
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pend on the superiority in organiza
tion for getting out the vote.
- Smith Is Vote Getter.
One clear fact is that, aside from
all issues and regardless of the
personal strength of opposing can
didates. Smith, by virtue of his per
sonal relation to that immense and
compact vote in New York city, is
an extraordinary vote getter. For
example, in 1920 Harding, heading
the republican ticket, got 1.091,000
votes more than the democrat, but
in the same day Al Smith, running
on the democratic ticket for gov
ernor, was only 65,000 votes behind
his competitor. To put it another
way, Smith, as the democratic can
didate for- governor, ran ahead of
his ticket to the extent of 494,000
more votes than Cox did. Probably
such a record as an individual vote
getter has never been excelled.
On the New York senatorship, ' as
between the republican Calder, run
ning to succeed himself, and the
democrat Copeland, it is conceded
that Calder's chances of winning
are better than Miller's chances for
the governorship for the same rea
son that Miller's opponent is such
an extraordinary individual- vote
getter. A readily possible outcome
would be for the democrats to win
the governorship while the repub
licans keep the senatorship.
AUTOMOBILES KILL 10,168
(Continued Krom First Page.)
infant mortality in 1921 for cities
above 250,000 population, with 9 to
the thousand, the report shows, but
i. number of other eastern cities
came close to the record low marks.
The highest mortality noted any
where for 1921 was Dunsmulr, Pa.,
with 186, while the lowest was East
Hartford. Conn., with 24. The rate
for Pasadena, Cal., was 31, and
Santa Cruz, Cal., was 33. The 1920
rate for Astoria, Or., was 23, setting
Other low 1921 figures were: Oak
land 52, Spokane 55, Long Beach 54.
Some low-1920 figures were: Seat
tle 56, Portland 60, San Francisco 62,
Spokane 71, Oakland 72, Tacoma 37,
Berkeley 45, San Diego 52, Pasadena
33, the record-breaking Astoria..figr
ure and Richmond, Cal., 37.
Oakland had the lowest infant
mortality rate for 1921 for cities of
the country with populations of
from 100,000 to 250.000. Long Beach,
Berkeley and San Diego had the
lowest national mortality rates for
the three years ending with 1921 for
cities with populations of from 60,
000 to 100,0000. Pasadena has set
the record for the same three years
for cities ranging from 26,000 to
60,000. For cities of the 10,000 to
25,000 classes Santa Cruz and Rich
mond hold the national record for
the same three years.
LABOR DEFEAT SURPRISE
(Continued From First Page.)
would be out of place in a hospital
until his drumsticks were taken
At another point Mr. Bonar Law
contended that the fact that the na
tion owed an unforgettable debt of
gratitude to the ex-premier for
great service in the war was no
reason why Mr. Lloyd George should
hold the premiership for life, or why
the country was not entitled to a
change of government.
Messages Sent Italy.
Both the premier and Lord Cur
zon, secretary for foreign affairs,
sent messages replying to Premier
Mussolini of Italy, expressing a
strong desire for loyal and friendly
co-operation with that country.
Labor entered the field againsts
Viscountess Astor at Plymouth to
night, the labor nominee being Cap
tain Woulfe Brennan, who, after
retiring from the army, visited
Russia in connection with relief
work. . It is understood that the lib
erals will not oppose Viscountess
Astor, but will give her general
support on her temperance policy.
Woodmen Hall to Get New Floor.
New hardwood floors are to be in
stalled in the Woodmen of the World
building in the Arleta district as a
result of several benefit entertain
ments held in the hall by the mem
bers of the lodge and the women's
auxiliary. A Halloween party under
the auspices of the Neighbors of
Woodcraft netted sufficient funds to
proceed at once with the work. The
hall is used for social and business
meetings of the Woodmen and the
Neighborg of Woodcraft.
MRS. CLARA PHILLIPS AND FRANK DEWAR, DEPUTY 'SHERIFF.
M1IHDEH PUT ON FHIEND
PEGGY CAFFEE IS SLAXER,
SAYS .MRS. PHILLIPS.
Star Witness Is Accused of Using
Hammer When Victim Was .
Getting Better of Fight.
(Continued From First Page.) a
defendant would always grieve for
Miss Weaver was .reminded of a.n
occurrence she told about yesterday
in which, a few days before the
Meadows slaying. Mrs. PhilNps had
broken dishes with a rollingpin in
an attack of the nature she. had de
scribed. She was asked whether
Mrs. Phillips had been drinking. She
replied that she believed Mrs. Phil
lips had not been drinking at that
time, and added that she never saw
her take a drink, knew of her using
intoxicants or had any knowledge
that she did so, if the did.
Mrs. Phillips Married at 15.
She said that Mrs. Phillips was
about 15 years of age when she mar
ried and that she had suffered these
seizures both before and since that
Asked if she had ever talked over
the question of "psychic epilepsy"
with any person or attorney, or had
ever read books on the subject, Miss
Weaver said that ihe first time she
discussed the subject with Bertram
Herrington, defense attorney, was
on October 13, when Herrington
happened to be at the Weaver home
just at the time her mother suf
fered an attack f convulsions.
Her mother's attsck led her, she
paid, to relate to Herrington her
family history with its numerous
examples of similar attacks.
The cross-examination of Mfss
Weaver closed without the witness
having deviated from her testimony
under direct examination in any im
portant particular. On redirect ex
amination she reiterated her pre
vious testimony that Clara Ph'llips
for 30 or 40 days preceding the
slaying of Mrs. Meadows seemed
"like a person in a dream," at times
apparently herself and at othr
times paying no attention to what
went on around her.
The usual large crowds stormed
the courtroom, and before the trial
began hundreds of persons lined the
streets between the hall of records
and the jail in' the hope that they
would get. a glimpse of the defend
ant on the way to the courtroom.
26 INDICTMENTS ISSUED
Grand Jury Progressing With
Postal Robbery Case.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Nov. 2.
The federal grand jury, in a par
tial report to United States District
Judge Wade here today, reported 26
indictments in its investigation of
postal robberies at the Union Pa
cific terminal station here and from
which 34 arrests were recently
Twenty-two of the accused men
pleaded guilty. Sentences will be
deferred until the grand jury com
pletes its work.
PLANE CROSSES PEAKS
Six Persons Carried Over Two of
Highest Points in Alps.
MUNICH, Bavaria, Noy. 2. (By
the Associated Press.) A German
airplane carrying six persons has
succeeded in making a flight over
two of the highest Alpine peaks,
the Grossglockner and the Gross
venediger, respectively 12,460 feet
and 12,010 feet in height.
This is the first time such a flight
has -been accomplished with more
than two passengers.
RICH ORE STRIKE MADE
Promising Develophtents Are Re
ported in Greenhorn District.
HEPPNER, Or., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Dan Stalter, mining man of this
city, came in yesterday from the
Greenhorn district, where he has
been doing development work on
the Mayflower group: Mr. Stalter
said he recently struck two rich
chutes of ore in the Mayflower
ledge, one of which assay.s 87 per
cent silver, while the other shows
rich values in gold, silver and plati
num. The strike was made at the end
of a 700-foot tunnel that leads off
from the shaft at the 300-foot level
and a large body of rich ore already
has been uncovered and will be
shipped to the Sumpter smelter next
EX-KING TO BE ACCUSED
Constantine Held Responsible for
Recent Greek Disaster.
: ATHENS, Nov. 2. (By the Asso
ciated Press. )- Ex-King Constan-v
tine will be charged with responsi -
Dinty lor tne recent disaster jfto
Greek forces in Asia Minor and will
be given an opportunity to come to
Greece to prove his innocence, ac
cording to the newspaper Vima.
It . seems certain, however, that
Constantine will not return to
JOHN D. JROSES PLEA
Vote Cannot Be Mailed, but Must
Be Cast in Person.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. If John D
Rockefeller Jr. wants to vote next
Tuesday he must come back from
the Battle Creek sanitarium at
which he has been ftaying, and cast
his ballot in person, the board of
elections ruled today.
His request for permission to vote
by mail under the absentee voter
law was denied.
MORGAN UNDER FIRE
(Continued From First Page.)
desiring to solve in a relatively
short time the difficult problems
that since the war have found no so
lution because of the alleged incom
petence of parliament, useless party
struggles and the weakness of the
various succeeding governments,
which lasted only a few months
Musselini believes that the most
urgent question of all is the bal
ancing of the budget. Believing it
is impossible further to increase
taxation, as it has reached .the ex
treme limit beyond which revenue
decreases rather than augments,
owing to the collapse of production,
he has decided the inevitable rem
edy is a decrease in expenses.
The new premier has entrusted to
each minister the task of suppress
ing any useless offices and the
doing away with all unnecessary
He has expressed the belief that
a great source of economy for Italy
can be obtained in a very short
time "by courageously suppressing
all the bureaucratic parasites that
have arisen from the state of social
ism inaugurated by subservient cab
inets who wished to transform the
entire country into a mass of civil
servants in order to use them as a
powerful electoral machine."
Mussolini intends to suppress al!
state monopolies and steamship sub
ventions and to entrust the rail
ways., telephones, tobacco manu
factories, posts and telegraphs, the
parcels post and other monopolies to
private companies. All these public
services now represent a loss of
millions of lire yearly, while 25
years ago they formed the backbone
of the finances of the state.
Mussolini, on the reopening of
parliament, will ask, and the preva
lent belief is that iie undoubtedly
will obtain, full power for the gov
ernment to deal with the bureau
cratic organizations as he considers
best. Another important decision
taken by Mussolini is to insure the
maintenance of all securities of the
state and of private concerns to
bearer. According to a bill pre
sented in parliament by ex-Premier
Giolotti and confirmed by Premier
Facta, they should all have been
transferred into the names of hold
ers. This caused heavy losses, espe
cially because foreign holders of
Italian securities sodl them, not
wishing to render themselves liable
Mussolini has informed all minis
ters that they must be present, un
less there are extenuating circum
stances, at every council of the mln
isters, as he wishes the members of
his government to give a- much
needed example in discipline to the
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 2.
Most of the candidates for the house
of representatives have reported
nominal expenditures in the fight
thus far to hold or capture seats.
According to preliminary statements
more than 100 have spent more than
$1000 each in the election campaign,
not counting primary expenses. The
total cost to candidates primary
and election will not be reported
until within 30 days after November
7, when each candidate must show
above or below $5000, the limit fixed
Additional reports were filed to
day with the clerk of the house by
campaign committees showing' con
tributions since the first filing a
week ago. The republican national
committee reported gifts of $19,725;
he republican senatorial $1050 and
the democratic national $10,434.
The prohibition national commit
tee contribution's figures were $3717.
Preliminary reports by house can
didates show that about 200 spent
nothing in the general election
This list includes tnose without
opposition next week, although most
of them previously had reported
more or less expense in the primary.
House officials familiar with con
gressional fights have found that
in some instances a man's principal
expense is reported after the elec
tion. "He still may keep well within
the law and not tip his hand prior
to-the voting," an official explained.
"Moreover, the biggest cost is in -the
last few days of the campaignjLnd
on election day." ,
Alice Robertson, represCjatyve
from Oklahoma, the only wori-an
member of the house, wa. amojig
the highest spenders, accsrainn 't0
the preliminary Reports, ner toial
being $3695. Among Contributions
Miss Robertson reportt'g one of $400
by Secretary Weeks .nfl JH00 by
the Women's National .Republican
club, Inc. " -. ..
No statement had been received
today from Mrs. Otero Warren, re
publican nominee in New Mexico,
but it was reported on the way.
Esther O'Keefe. democratic nominee
in the 13th Indiana district, listed
the expenditure of $569, while Mrs.
Lucy Patterson, running as a re
publican in the 5th North Carolina
district, reported that she had
In the 7th Minnesota district Rep
resentative Volstead, author of the
prohibition enforcement act. re
ported that he had sijent nothing.
O. J. Kvale, a minister, opposing
htm, reported the expenditure of
Among house members seeking
re-election, those reporting general
election expenses of $1000 or more
Included McArthur, Oregon, $1289.
Lucius E. Pinkham, ex-President,
Victim of Long Illness.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 2. Lucius
E. Pinkham, ex-governor of Hawaii,
died today at the Letterman gen
eral nospital at the Presidio mili
tary reservation here, after an ex
Mr. Pinkham was 72 years old and
unmarried. He came here from
Kansas City in the hope of recover
ing from an organic disease of four
years' standing, but failed rapidly
after being admitted to the Letter-
man hospital a few days ago.
Mr. Pinkham was named governor
of Hawaii July 25, 1913, while he
was occupying the position of
health officer of Honolulu. He had
gone to that city in 1891 after a
successful career as a grain dealer
in tho middle west. He was born in
Chicopee Falls, Mass., in 1850.
Mr. Pinkham's tenure as governor
of Hawaii was marked by many
political contrrtversies. He retired
Whether it is a turkey
dinner or an every day
dinner, there is always
room for a luscious por
tion of Heinz Fig Pud
ding. Delicious, light,
wholesome and easy to
digest, it is always good
and always good for
you. Most people pre
fer it served with the
special sauce, recipe for
which is on the can.
Come! where you get
in 1918 and returned to his old home
in Worcester, Mass. From there he
moved to Kansas City.
. The admission of Mr. Pinkham to
a military hospital was effected
through President Harding, who
had been advised by friends of his
HONOLULU. T. H., Nov. 2. The
afternoon session cf the Pan-Pacific
Commercial congress was adjourned
today out of respect to the memory
of ex-Governor Pinkham, who died
in San Francisco. Flags of the
government, county and city build
ings were placed at half-mast.
Astor Transferring Wealth.
LONDON, Nov. 2. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Major John Jacob
Astor, brother vt Viscount Astor,
who is contesting Dover in the com
ing elections, replying to a heckling
question today, said: "I am .trans-
MORRISON AT PARK STREET
for dress wear v
Just the shoe to add the
final touch to your new
4s and 8s
AT REDUCED PRICES
Broadway at Couch
Plates. Pyorrhea, Sanitary Bridge
Work, Modern Pain lens Methods.
DR. J R. MARSHALL
314 Molmwk Building. Over Roberts
Bros,' Store. HI. 1400.
Your Overcoat is Here
The Best Retail Service 1
A High Standard of Quality
With Prices Close to Wholesale-
I run no so-called "Sales." Instead
I adopt the progressive plan of
Giving Value to Get Volume
UPSTAIRS - Broadway
ferrlng my wealth from America to
this country." (Major Astor, with
J. A. Walter, recently purchased
Lord Northcliffe's share in the Lon
don Times for more than J6,000,000.)
Church Officer at Albany.
ALBANY, Or., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Rev. Gilbert Lovell, assistant su
perintendent of the student depart
ment of the Presbyterian synod,
with headquarters in New York city,
is here interviewing students at Al
bany collesre anl studying con
The Odds Are Long
4 to 1 Against You
Pyorrhea Follows Bleeding Gums
At the first sign of bleeding gums, watch
out for Pyorrhea. It strikes four persons
out of every five past forty and thousands
Brush your teeth with Forhan's For the
Gums. If used consistendy and used in
time, it will prevent Pyorrhea or check its
progress. As a dentifrice, it will keep your
teeth white and clean, your gums firm and
healthy. Pleasant to the taste.
The formula of R. J. Forhan, D. D. S. At
all druggists, 35c and 60c in tubes.
Formula ofR. J. Forhm, D.D.S.
Forhan Company, New York
Forhan's, limited, Montreal
Dry Slabwood Inside Wood Blocks Coal
S. & H. Green Stamps
HOLMAN FUEL CO.
Broadway 6353 Fifth and Stark
l Ji ile
- ty Corner from Pantagcs
ations &t the local Institution. Rev.
lr. Lovell's work consists of giv
ing talks to theological students on
their life work, meeting those who
expect to take up foreign and home
missionary work, and interviewing
students relative to the various
problems of life.
S. & H. green stamps for cash.
Holman Fuel Co., coal and wood.
Broadway 6353; 660-21. Adv.
Peacock: flock Springs coal. Dia
mond Coal Co.. Bdwy. 3037. Adv.