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TIIE MORNING OREGOXIAN, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1929
STORY OF BOER
Mrs. Phillips Sticks to Tale
That Friend Helped.
BATTLE IS DESCRIBED
Women Said to Have Struck and
Kicked Each Other in Fight
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Nov. 3. Mrs.
Clara Phillips retold today her story
of the slaying of Mrs. Alberta Mead
ows for which she is on trial for
murder under cross-examination by
Deputy District Attorney Fricke,
sticking to her assertion on direct
examination that Mrs. Peggy Caffee
assailed Mrs. Meadows with a ham
mer. She also insisted that Mrs.
Meadows had admitted an intimacy
with her hubsand Armour L. Phil
lips. Defense Attorney Herrington an
nounced he would not call Phillips
es a witness and that he expected to
be able to rest his case some time
Mr. Fricke asked Mrs. Phillips,
who gave her the information on
which she based the charge she said
6he made to Mrs. Meadows that
Phillips bought the latter a wrist
watch and set of automobile tires.
Witness Tries Escape.
"Must I answer that?" Mrs. Phil
lips asked her attorney.
"Yes," replied Herrington.
Mrs. Phillips said it was Mrs.
Julian McElroy, a witness in the
"Why did you hesitate in answer
ing?" Fricke asked.
"Well, Mrs. McElroy had the name
of being a gossip in the neighbor
hood and I consider her a good
friend of mine."
Reverting to the time of the slay
ing on July 12, last, on a hillside
drive, Mrs. Phillips said she and
Mrs. Meadows struck and kicked and
wrestled with each other and she
was struck so many times she could
not remember the number. She said
she was sure Mrs. Caffee struck Mrs.
Meadows more than once on the
head with the hammer and that the
(blows were hard ones.
- Mrs. Phillips testified that she
had talked over her family troubles
with Mrs. Caffee during the Tues
day afternoon and night preceding
The witness stated that she had no
intention of going to Mrs. Meadows'
' apartment that time although she
knew "something was wrong." Her
husband had been out all night,
she said, and had refused to speak
Testimony Gone Over.
Much of the morning session was
occupied by the prosecution in tak
ing Mrs. Phillips over her testi
mony of yesterday step by step and
in considerable detail. "
Mrs. Phillips reiterated her testi
mony, given on direct examination
that it was Peggy Caffee who
bought the hammer.
The defendant denied that she
had requested the sales girl to
show her the "heaviest hammer she
had," or that she had offered any
objection to the one finally pur
chased, "because it was not heavy
ID PRAISES PRESS
SAVING OF FISH PLANNED
MOVEMENT IS LAUNCHED.
Congress Dealing "With Impor
tant Question Will Be Held
in Honolulu in 1924.
HONOLULU T. H., Nov.. 3. (By
the Associated Press.) The res!u
tions committee of the Pan-Pacific
commercial congress presented its
report yesterday, - recommending
that the Ban-Pacific union call a
conservation congress to meet at
Honolulu in 1924 and take action to
protect the fish and mammals of the
Pacific ocean. The recommendation
was based on the paper read before
the congress by B. W. Evermann of
the California academy of sciences.
Other resolutions approved by the
committee urged the Pan - Pacific
union to investigate the desirability
of organizing a permanent Pan-Pacific
chamber of commerce, with the
hope that the various governments
interested would contribute to its
upkeep and the cost of future con
ferences. The transportation of habit-forming
drugs through the mails was
condemned in a recommendation iaid
before the congress by the commit
tee, still another urged the organi
zation of a permanent Pan-Pacific
commercial museum at Honolulu.
The adoption of decimal currency
by all countries bordering the Pa
cific and approval of the Hwai val
ley conservation project in China
also received the indorsement' of
More than 85 per cent of the
world's coal reserves, estimated at
7.000,(100,000,000 tons, lie within the
countries bordering the Pacific
ocean, Bertrand L. Johnson, ge-ologist-in-charge,
section of fore'gn
mineral reserves of the United
States geological survey, declared in
a paper read today at the session.
The Oregonian publishes practi
cally all of the want ads printed in
the other three Portland papers, in
addition to thousands of exclusive
advertisements not printed in any
other local paper.
Hostile Church Sentiment Is
. Found in Toronto.
CITY INTERESTING ONE
Canadians Wonderful People, De
clares Sir Arthur, Almost
Tierce in Their Loyalty.
Onr American Adventure, by Sir Arthur
(Copyright by ' Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
1922, (or the United States and Great
Britain. Released by North American
ARTICLE IX (Contiued).
They have stretched a wire rope,
or several, over-the broad expanse
of the whirlpool, and they .run a
small car across it with passen
gers. It was an alarming sight for
us to see our whole family in this
small box suspended hundreds of
feet above that dreadful place. How
ever, they made the double transit
in all comfort. It looks a frail
thing, however, and I only pray that
some terrible disaster may not oc
cur there some day." It was down
here that 'poor Webb lost his life.
The people who found his body say
that there was no wound upon it,
and that death must have been
caused by absolute exhaustion and
heart failure from the buffeting
which he had received.
From Niagara I passed on to To
ronto upon Sunday, May 14, leav
ing my party behind with the agree
ment that we should join again on
the way to Detroit. Something had
greatly wearied me. and all this
part of my pilgrimage seems like
a gray dream, broken only by vivid
patches while I was on1 the plat
form. Our friends the clergy had
been preparing trouble for me in
Toronto, and there was hostility in
the air, which had found some ex
pression in the press and a good
deal in the pulpits. Canon Cody
distinguished himself by a sermon
in which he mourned my falling off
from the days when I used to write
detective stories, and declared, from
the profound abyss of his ignor
ance, that nothing worth knowing
had ever come through spiritualism.
Press Found Responsive.
The reviewers treated me splen
didly, however, and my meeting,
though it suffered a little in size
through the clerical attacks, was
still very large and representative.
The press reports next day were
also very good and one of the pa
pers had a review of the scientific
work done upon ectoplasm which
was ahead of anything I have seen
in the London press. I spoke for
an hour and three-quarters, so I
had some excuse for feeling ex
hausted. My references to the un
fair and ignorant attitude of the
clergy were always received with
I have had the good fortune to
encounter a very high circle in
Toronto who have been developing
upon their own lines with remark
able results. I learned much from
them, but there are reasons why I
should not mention their names, as
their work is still only half com
pleted. I found their revelation a
very satisfying one, abounding in
evidence and giving me a good deal
which was new. I have seldom re
ceived a greater accession of
strength and wisdom. They t&ve
found in their work that unde
veloped spirits need continual
checking and watching, but a com
plete test lies in the words, "I be
lieve in God." If a communication
by word or writing is coming
through, that is the password which
never fails. It is, perhaps, the same
test which St. John meant, for when
he said, "Test the spirits," he pre
sumably had something definite in
Trlbnte Paid Canadians.
The head of the circle, whom I
will Call Mr. Stone, had lost a rela
tive and was grieved to hear that he
was still in darkness, even though
several years had elapsed. He had a
vision of him, bronzed in color and
rather swollen in features, looking
very unhappy. He was told that
prayer would help, and he prayed
with such fervor that in a short time
his brother's spirit was actually over
the line which separates dark from
light. This happy event was an
nounced to each of the four who
composed the circle separately, so
that when they met they found that
each had received the glad news.
The next stage immediately after
the dark, in which one may be sub
merged so long, it is said to be the
garden stage, where one recuperates
before going higher. All the teach
ing contained in volumes and vol
umes of typed reports seemed to be
very lofty and definite.
I spent some hours in driving
round Toronto, which has greatly
extended and improved since my
first visit, nearly 30 years before.
It has a massive solidity, which is
essentially Canadian. They are a
wonderful .people, strong, unbending,
obstinate; good friends andi danger
ous enemies. The insensate hostility
which many American newspapers
have shown to the British empire
has deeply alienated them from their
neighbors and they are almost fierce
in their loyalty. Nowhere else in
all my travels have I had "God Save
the King" sung as the termination
of my lecture.
Noted Railroader Met.
I had the pleasure of meeting
some of the Canadian officers whom
we were privileged to entertain dur
ing the war when a Canadian divi
sion was stationed at Crowborough.
Another person of interest whom
I met was Sir Donald Mann, who
drove the Great Northern railway
through the prairies and over the
Rockies, an amaziner feat when one
considers how few towns were on
the road in fact the line went first
and the towns followed. He looks
the man for such a job, broad and
square, cut out of granite, with a
powerful, impassive face and two
eyes which from under their droop
ing lids miss nothing which- passes.
If all else failed him he could find
a job as the iron man of affairs in
the movies. I also met at the lec
ture one of the orderlies who had
served under me in the Layman hos
pital in the south African war.
Spiritualism is in a curious condi
tion In Toronto. There are six or
eight small churches run upon a
low plane, which will, I hope, unite
and rise to a higher one. There is
a good deal of indifferent medlum
sihip, mostly of a very worldly for
tune-telling order. Apart from this
there was a society calling itself
"The Twentieth Plane," which is
best known because a member of
it. Dr. Watson, wrote two books
upon it, one under that name and
the other, "Death Is Birth." The
medium was a Mr. Benjamin, a
young Jew, whose communications
are undeniably lofty, though they
are disfigured by that use of great
names Shelley, Coleridge, even
Sappho, which is possibly the fault
of the control rather than of the
medium. The actual messages are
all on a high plane, though vague
7,480,201 IN LONDON
Population" of Greater City Is
Highest on Record.
LONDON, Nov. 3. Some interest
ing figures on the population of
Greater London are disclosed by the
latest census, which gives the total
number of inhabitants as 7,480,201,
the highest on record.
In the county of London alone the
numbers have increased from 959,
310 in 1801, to 4,484,623 in 1921, the
latter figures being made up of
2,071,579 males and 2.413,044 females.
The males have decreased in the
last ten years by 64,762 and the
females increased by 17,600. The
proportion of females to 1000 males
has risen from 1127 in 1911 to 1165
in 1921 and there has been an in
crease of 25,922 ip widows during
that period, attributable largely to
The ratio of unmarried females to
1000 unmarried males has increased
from 1138 to 12S7 in the age group
of 20 to 29 and from 1413 to 1886 in
the age group of 30 to 39.
Building Activity ' Continues.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Nov. 3.
(Special.) Indications are thatCen
tralia's 1922 building activity will
continue into the winter months.
Three permits for new homes were
Issued this week by the city clerk,
nno in V. A. Graham for 412 West
and a warm welcome
with two pairs of Knickers
The splendid quality of these two
knicker suits, their painstaking tailor
ing throughout and their warm woolen
fabrics, have made them the most
popular juvenile suits in Portland.
Popular in price, too although their
Real Economy is lasting.
$10 $12.50 $15 $20
Big, roomy overcoats, belted mod
els with convertible collars, tai
lored in the styles Dad wears ! A
complete assortment of styles,
weights and fabrics will be found
in my store for boys.
f I hh' 1 ' ftr ill -1 1
2& iv gzr ' wit!
Portland's Leading Clothier for Over Half a Century
Center street and two to Lloyd
Jenkins for the 700 block of West
Cherry street. Each will cost about
$2500. A. D. Monoghan has started
construction of an apartment house
on West First street.
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' Remember Its Thrall on the Stage?
Mi f 1 Wtf Great! But Now See It on the Screen--
the new piquancy of little Ming Toy, who "don't think
China don't feel China don't know why for Hell God
ever put her in China."
Yesterday offered as a slave on the Love Boat at Shang-
P hai. Today sought as wife-slave in San Francisco's China-
1 ' " town caught in the whirlpool of color-conflict when
V 'J white man and yellow love her. Delightful, poignant,
r winking, woping, smiling, sobbing little Ming Toy some- ' . . A
ik -' times you'll cry over her, sometimes laugh. a
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a wealthy, beautiful girl adrift CTH'' i H T$ v
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