4 THE MORXING OREGOXIAX, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1923 ERROR L FOR ERIE GONE Great Gathering Pays Trib ute to Executive. ELECTION HELD ASSURED High Point in Present Campaign 'Keached at Dinner Given to Mr. and Mrs. Olcott. Decisive victory for the repub lican party In Oregon at next Tues day's election was confidently pre dicted by Governor Olcott last night, when a high point of the present campaign was marked by the din ner and reception given to the chief executive of the state and Mrs. Olcott by women members of the republican state central committee. A more representative gathering of party leaders probably never as sembled in Portland. Singularly de void of anything even faintly rem iniscent of the spread-eagle variety of . oratory, but nevertheless brim ming over with sincerity, unity of purpose, enthusiasm and irrepressi cle zeal, were the partisan speeches that told eloquently of modest, ef ficient service rendered by Mr. Olcott in the part of a term he has occupied the gubernatorial office and of the vital interest Oregon tax payers have in seeing him returned, as well as the necessity for uphold ing the national administration by keeping the present Oregon delega tion in congress intact. Issues Clearly Presented. Governor Olcott, United States Senator Stanfield, Representative StaArthur, and Judges, lawyers, doc tors, farmers and representatives of civic clubs and community organ izations men and women from many sections of the state filled almost every minute of a two-hour programme with vigorous and forceful- addresses, summarizing the is sues of the campaign and outlining the reasons why republican success at the polls Is indissolubly linked with the future prosperity of the electorate. Primarily intended only as a quiet reception to Mrs. Olcott and the governor, it was made plain at the outset that the meting was about to be converted into a spontaneous and climactic campaign rally. 'In former campaigns," said the governor, "I have stuck to letter writing to place my views before the voters. But so many misrep resentations were made by my op ponents that the1 more I read them the 'madder' I got, and I finally resolved to take the plunge and go out on the political stump for the first time in my life. I have just completed a long journey up and down and across the state, and I am glad to be able to tell you that there has been a distinct change in sentiment throughout Oregon in the past two weeks in favor of the republican ticket. Eastern Oregon Responds. "This Ave found especially true of eastern Oregon, which we now believe is definitely lined up on the side of republicanism. The fight on the governorship is in western Ore gon, but we are confident that vic tory will rest on our banner when the votes are finally counted." The governor said very little more in this vein, but devoted the rest of his brief address to relating homely - anecdotes and little inci dents that have come under his no tice that have a humorous relation to the campaign. "I am going to reveal a family secret," he continued. "Mrs. Olcott has never been enthusiastic about my political career. She has often expressed the wish that I would quit politics and get into' 'some decent and honest business.' "The other day my oldest boy, who has not yet arrived at the age where he has completely grasped the political system of our country, playing with his brothers, stopped for a minute and said to his mother: 'What is this talk I hear about dad running for .governor? I thought he licked that Charley Hall once.' " Judge Stapleton, toastmaster, called upon a number of those present to tell in one-minute talks why they are supporting Ben W. Olcott for re-election as governor. I. N. Day, the first to respond, said: "The reason I am for Gov ernor Olcott will be found in the 10th chapter of St. John, 41st verse: " 'And many resorted unto him, end said John did no miracle; but all things that John spake were true.' " Otto Hartwig, president of the State Federation o Labor, said the considerable element of the elector ate which he represents has always found Governor Olcott willing to give the working man a square deal. "I'd tell you many other reasons "Why I am supporting the governor," be added, -"if I had more than a minute to talk." Trilmtfs Paid Governor. Other expressions were: Ralph E. Williams, vice-chairman of the national republican committee I am for Mr. Olcott because his record is cleaner and better than his opponent's and he's a republican. Mm C. B. Simmons Governor Olcott has never turned a deaf ear to any plea for help In a movement affecting the welfare of women and children. Mrs. George W. Stapleton Be cause I like him. Circuit Judge Rossman Governor Olcott has not dismissed from the employ of the state a single com petent official and he has not made a. single appointment that was not based on merit. Mrs. Edith Knight Hill I always found the governor honorable, cour ageous and kind hearted. Judge Walter H. Evans As secre tary of state, Ben Olcott learned the state's business. As governor he has brought order out of chaos and put efficiency above expediency. H. E. Thomas, city editor of The Oregonian As a representative of The Oregonian- I need not say any thing. . The paper has given its rea sons for supporting Governor Ol cott. Personally I'm for him be cause there has never been even a breath of scandal about his admin istration. Representative McArthur I don't belive in swapping horses in the middle, of a stream. That goes for me as well as the governor. Senator Stanfield If Oregon is remiss in its duty it will have an insincere demagogue in the gov. ernor's chair instead of the high minded, fearless, able busin-ess man who is now at the helm of the state. SALEM IIAS FINAL RALLY 2700 Crowd Into Armory and Hear Governor Olcott. SALEM, Or., Nov. 3. (Special.) More than 2700 persons, the largest jcrowd ever in the armory here, ADDED Jammed the hall tonight on the oc casion of the final republican rally in Marion county during the present campaign. The speakers included Governor Olcott, Representative Hawley and State Senator Eddy of Roseburg. Walter L. Tooze Jr., chairman of the republican state central committee, presided. Senator Eddy, who gave the prin cipal address, talked straight from the shoulder and handled the legis lative record of Walter M. Pierce, democratic nominee for governor, without mittens. "The great interest in this cam paign is the contest for governor," said Senator Eddy. "On the one hand you have Governor Olcott run ning on the republican platform, and on his record as a safe, economical, careful and patriotic executive. On the other . hand we have Walter Pierce, nominated as a democrat, but in reality a non-partisan who is basing his campaign on impractical schemes which he has said will re- suit in the reduction of taxes. "Though Mr. Pierce has been in public office for years, he went into this campaign without a programme or a practical proposal of any kind except the income tax. Tet he has said that he is opposed to the in come tax measure now on the bal lot. His record on the income tax is as strange as his record on many other public matters. "While a member of the state sen ate Mr. Pierce introduced an income tax measure, but he withdrew it be fore it came up for a vote. To this day I ha.ve never seen or heard a word of explanation as to why he withdrew this bill. "Though he has shown shrewdness in accumulating a fortune estimated at nearly $500,00-0, no man can tie to him nor can any man foretell his course. He is an unstable as the wind. Accepting money for his services on the draft board during the world war shows that Mr. Pierce believes in patriotism that costs him nothing. ' "Mr. Pierce's attempt to excuse his method of borrowing $30,00-0 from the school funds for his own profit, when carefully considered, explains the man. When confronted wun uie iacts .Mr. Pierce said at j first the transaction was altogether innocent, and yet he now appealB for sympathy on the ground that his enemies are throwing mud." Representative Hawley reviewed the work of congress under the Harding administration and told how the expenditures of the nation had been reduced millions of dol lars. Governor Olcott spoke briefly. He reviewed some of the achievements of his administration and declared that if elected next Tuesday he will strive to conduct the state gov ernment at the least possible cost consistent with an efficient, ad ministration. Walter Tooze Jr., chairman of the republican state central commit tee, in introducing the speakers re ferred to falsehoods circulated re garding ;the religious affiliations of Governor Olcott and that more than 80 per cent of the state employes are Catholics. Mr. Tooze said Mr. Olcott Is a Protestant and that only nine of the 350 state employes are Catholics. , T FAILURE TO GET WORK BLAMED BY PRISONER. IS Man, 58, Attempts Suicide Also Because of Being-Unable to ' Obtain Employment. , Youth turned burglar, and age sought death last night one be cause no one cared to hire a young man; the other because no one seemed to want his services. Both felt justified, although the youth "searched for work" but a few hours, and the elder for two weeks. Arthur Norwal, 17, arrived in Portland on November 1 via freight from Brainerd, Minn., and started a career of burglary that night, he told police, because he had failed to find work the day he arrived. He was captured last night by I. E. Evans, 1006 Pairview, while in the act of robbing the Evans home. After he had been turned over to .police he confessed to robbing the home of W. F. Holden, 134 Macleay boulevard, on the night of November 2. He said he did not remember the address of the first house he robbed. Norwal is the son of Frank Nor wal, Minnesota carpenter. He was equipped with a flashlight, pass keys and a glass cutter. He will be held for the juvenile court. The value of the loot he obtained was small. Tom Smith, 5S, whose nearest liv ing relative is J. R. Smith, district superintendent of the city of New South Wales, Australia, was lonely as well as out of funds. He at tempted suicide last night in a downtown lodging house by slash ing his throat several times with a razor. None of the self-inflicted in juries was dangerous and after treatment in the emergency hospital he was sent to jail, along with the youth who wished to be a burglar. SOVIET PLAN IS. FOILED Secret Papers Reveal Scheme to Win Favor With Moslems. (By Chicago Tribune Leased "Wire.) WASHINGTON, D. C, ' Nov. 3. The text of a "secret document" from the soviet minister of foreign affairs at Moscow to the soviet am bassador at Berlin, which reached here today, throws an interesting light upon the part soviet Russia expected to play in the near east crisis. This document indicates that the Moscow authorities expected to play the part of mediator between the Turkish nationalists and .Greece, and by virtue of that mediation to win greater popularity with the Mohammedan people all over the world and possibly recognition from the western powers. - WM. MAC DOUG ALL OF WASHINGTON. D. C, An educator and lecturer of broad experience and unusual ability. A powerful and convincing speaker who know his subject will apeak tmr tke Compulsory Education Bill TONIGHT NOVEMBER 4TH JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 8:00 P. M. Also City Auditorium, Sunday, 4:30 P. M. Free to the Public A. & A. S. R. School Committee, 721 Gasco Bldg., Portland, Or. , ' ", (Paid Advertisement) SCHOOL BILL HELD TO BE INIQUITOUS Proposed Measure Declared to Affront Democracy. RIGHTS ARE THREATENED . Dr. Pence, It. W. Montague, and Professor Sisson Attack Big otry at Mass Meeting. The compulsory school bill af fronts the very basis of democracy, in that the rights of minorities are disregarded and it Is so glar ing an example of un-Americanism that it does not square with the constitution of the United States, was declared at a mass meeting that filled the Peoples theater last night. Ben Selling presided and speakers were Dr. E. H. Pence, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church; R. W. Montague and E. O. Sisson, Reed college professor. Mr. Montague, in presenting legal aspects of the measure, attacked its constitutionality and held the father and mother of the child have the right to choose the school where it shall be educated. State Cannot Dictate. He said the state has no right to dictate what institution shall edu- cate the child, since that is alone the province of the parents. Ore- gon is the only state, the speaker maintained, where such a stringent law Is regarded seriously. Michi gan voters defeated a similar law by a vote of two to one, and in Okla homa a sufficient number of sig natures was not obtained to place such a bill on the ballot. "All this agitation has split us up and will make it more difficult than ever for our people to do their duty by the public schools," said Mr. Sisson. - Measure Branded Rotten. "This is not only a drastic bill, but a rotten one, too, from the legis lative point of view. The people who wrote it would have the heck of a time enforcing it. First, there should be a bill of particulars set ting forth the necessity for such a measure, but there is none. "The public school owes a debt of gratitude to the private school, which Is an educational laboratory. The Chicago elementary school,, a private institution, that ran in that city a few years, did more to ad vance the public school than any other InfluencA I know of. ' Evprv 1 Dublic school is in debt to it. This bill would eliminate any possible educational . experiments in the state." Dr. Pence Telia of Row. Dr. E. H. Pence touched briefly upon a controversy in his own church, the Presbyterian, in which he became involved by reason of the school bill. He said it was correct, as was charged, that he signed a petition asking that a compulsory school measure be favored. .He said he was asked by a group of Presbyterian preachers in Corvallls last July to sign a petition, which he did unwittingly. ; "I don't believe I will sign a peti tion again without reading the fool thing," he said. Dr. Pence said Oregon is probably the best example of democracy in the world with 85 per cent of her population American born. The war drives, with Oregon first over the top in practically each one, showed that this state need not be dragooned into giving further proof of its Americanism. BRITONS US POSTERS Island Declared Plastered With Political Literature. LONDON, Nov. 3. England has been literally covered with political posters and literature since the an nouncement of the general election. Thousands of tons of paper have been transformed into campaign matter during .the last few weeks. The bill posting ia being carried out principally in the provinces with such appeals as; "If you vote labor party you'll please Trotzky," "Lloyd George won the war, he'll keep the peace" and "A vote for labor is a vote for national ruin." EX-OFFICIAL SENTENCED i 1 to 7 Years Given for Larceny of City Funds. BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 3. John F. .Malone, former city commis sioner, was sentenced today to from four and a half to seven years at Auburn state prisori. He was con victed on Tuesday of larceny of city funds. "Three employes of the department of parks and public buildings, of which Malone was the head, and four business men who pleaded guilty of participating In the frauds, amounting to about J150, 000, also were sentenced. HAVRE CASEJS CLOSED Officials Through With Chrlstler Killing, They Say. . HAVRES Mont., Nov. 3. With the departure of the small army of spe cial, writers and press association representatives and the conclusion of efforts of relatives of Mrs. Mar garet Carleton to develop new evl- dence, Interest in the shooting of Mrs. Carleton and Rev. Leonard J. Chrlstler here a week ago seems to have passed. Local officials told newspaper men today that so far as they can see now the case is closed. Efforts to trace the ownership, of the gun with which the shooting was done have proved fruitless. Except for determining the fact that the gun was manufactured about 1910 noth ing else has ' been learned of its origin. FRENCHMEN TEMPT REDS Publisher and Bruiser Plan Big Gambling Establishment. (Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.) PARIS, Nov. 3. Henry Letelller and Georges Carpentier are en route to Moscow to negotiate a gambling concession in Russia with the So viets. The couple are due in Riga, where they expect permits to proceed,- as ' M. Letellier already has been corresponding with the bolshe vik! concerning a concession which provides for use of the late czar's palaces as gambling halls. Only gold rubles and English and French money will be accepted in the gam bling, paper rubles be'ng barred. M. Letellier, publisher of the Journal and erstwhile admirer of Peggy Joyce, owns a string of race horses. He is a shareholder of the Cannes, . Deauvllle and Biarritz gambling casinos. Last year he visited Prague and almost completed a gambling .concession in Czecho slovakia Marienbad and Karlsbad but popular outcry caused the gov ernment to cancel it. "Regardless of the worthless cur rency, gold, precious stones and metals are still plentiful In Russia and M. Letellier and the Soviets can split $20,000,000 annually on the deal," said a friend of the publisher here. The prestige of Oregonian Want Ads has been attained not merely by The Oregonian e large circulation, bur ty the fact that all its readers are interested in Oregonian Want Ads, i " ' " " ' ' ' 1 S j I " Tfia Man Wlin Tnmnwnw,? I m - M iiiu 111011 w w Mill ogjwy ja. usmji i u vw m if Here's a gorgeously "differ- J(K K l 1 : , ent" picture! A story so 7 C - ' ' M original that its authors . N ; " S , ' CTARTQ Y ! would not even reveal an Jti' - x " '" "31 AKliJ M ... outline of it until the picture fffjX " TODAY i 1? was released for fear the .YP ' A ETkD h p plot would be stolen. Aro-; VsS " k KJl :i ;,:;-. mance that whirls you to the ' 7 f ONE U 1 ; South' -Seas, to the dizzy. 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(Bv Chlcasro Tribune Leased "Wire.) PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3. From the Hps of the 12 men chosen to pass judgment upon Mrs. Catherine Rosier, who slew her husband, Oscar Rosier, and his stenographer, Mil dred Reckitt, January 21, spoken as In one voice came the words late today on the 15th day of her trial: "Not guilty." Hardly had the last echo expired on the stillness of the courtroom when a cheer from the greatest crowd ever assembled in a court room In this city beat against the walls and resounded through the corridors of the city hall. The 22-year-old defendant, lifted up by three husky court officers to receive the verdict, fell back into their arms, an inanimate burden. The enthusiasm of the spectators could not be quelled. It died down only to rise again In renewed cheers. Women stood on their chairs and threw kisses to the Jury. BRIDES IN EXPLOSION Married Life for Mother and Her -Daughter Begins With Bang. . SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 3. Mar ried life for two couples began with a bang here this afternoon, when explosion of a pound of flashlight powder blew up the studio to wnicn they had gone for wedding pictures, painfully injuring one bride, one j bridegroom and the photographer, besides calling out the fire depart- j ment. Mother and daughter had planned to be married together, but the plan had gone wrong. The daughter, Miss Edna Gordner, and her fiance. Warren Wood of Buena, Wash., were married in the morning; and the mother, Mrs. Dolly Mae Cordner, and her intended, Marion Earl Davis of Spirit Lake, Idaho, this afternoon. The visit to the studio of J. F. Cam pion followed. Mr. Campion has been unable to explain the cause of the Ignition of the flashlight powder. He was slightly burned, and Mrs. Wood and Mr. Davis cut by flying glass. The injuries were not serious. NO FLOWER FOR MARTIN National Labor Leader for 25 Years Dies in Obscurity. TIFFIN, O., Nov. 3. His grave unmarked by a single flower, Charles R. Martin, 66, for 25 years a national figure in the labor move ment, and, with Eugene V. Debs, founder of the socialist democratic party, was buried here today. He died yesterday. Mr. Martin was national secretary of the Knights of Labor, and when that organization broke up he turned to socialism. For the last decade he lived here in obscurity. WOMAN SLAYER GUILTY Jury Convicts Mable Champion of Manslaughter. CLEVELAND. O., Nov. 3. Mabel Champion, charged with the first degree murder of Thomas A. O'Con nell, carnival promoter of New Haven, Conn., in a restaurant here last July, was found guilty of man slaughter by a jury composed of seven women and five men in com mon pleas court last night. Judge Bernon immediately Im posed the maximum sentence of 20 years In the Ohio penitentiary. TBAlN ROBBERS KILLED NOTORIOUS JOHN KENNEDY DEAD IN MISSOURI. Pair Slain by 1 1 Detectives in Effort to Escape After Staging Holdup. r WITTENBERG, Mo., -Nov. 3. -(By the Associated Press.) The bodies of John F. (Jack) Kennedy, 52 years old, notorious robber of western Missouri, and Harvey Logan, a com panion, who were killed early today by railroad detectives and postoffice inspectors after the men had robbed a passenger train of the St. Louis San Francisco railway near here, were in a local undertaking estab lishment tonight, awaiting dispo sition. During the day a steady stream of curious inhabitants of the thickly wooded hilly section in this vicinity came to Wittenberg and viewed the bodies. Kennedy had for many years defied the law and outwitted the efforts of the shrewdest detec tives to capture him. The bandits held up and robbed the train of registered mail at Seventy-Six, a water tank station near here, and had reached this town on the engine of the train, which they uncoupled, when 11 offi cers lying in wait covered them with revolvers and ordered them to halt. The men, planning to reach their automobile, which was hidden in the brush, and make their escape, drew their revolvers and fell dead in a hail of bullets which the officers poured at them. The mail was re covered. Kennedy was known by the sobri quet of "the Quail Hunter," follow ing his arrest in Kansas City one winter morning in 1897. There had been a sleet storm the night before, i and at daybreak a patrolman sawi la horse slip and a rider fall. It was Kennedy, and train robbers' paraphernalia was found in his cus tody. It was presumed that he was on his way to rob a train, but he de nied this, asserting. he was starting on a quail hunting expedition. Ha was released. DRINK STAND RAIDED Small Table, Two Chairs and Moonshine Found in Place. Henry Kasovlch on October 25 received a license to conduct a soft drink place at 60 Fourth street. Last night police morals officers raided the place. They found no stock of any sort just a small round table, two chairs, a milk bot tle partly filled with moonshine whisky and a drinking glass. He was charged with violating the pro hibition law and with maintaining a nuisance. The report of Sergeant Oelsner for the month of October shows, in unduplicated figures, fines of $10, 157.50 and a total of 3S6 arrests, as follow: Liquor, 120; women, 3S; gambling, 155; narcotics, 10; mis cellaneous, 54. Confiscations to taled 3475 gallons of wine, 3060 gal lons of mash (destroyed), 115 quarts of beer, 892 pints of moonshine and 11 stills. 3 SWINDLERS CONVICTED $5,000,000 Corporation Organ ized on $25,000 Basis. CHICAGO. 111., Nov. 3. A criminal court jury today found Leslie Har rington, Peter Zilvltis and Anthony Lebecki guilty of operating a con fidence game. The penalty is an indeterminate prison term of one to 10 years. Harrington was the organizer of a 55.000,000 corporation known as the United States Novacut company. It was charged that he purchased the property for $25,0fl0 and that he and his two associates sold stock in the company to foreigners, prom isinpr fabulous profits.