Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 25, 1922, Image 1

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    VOL. LXI-XO. 19,375
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Postoffice aa Second-class Matter.
City, Emerging From De-
pression, Smiles.
Innocence Asserted and
Acquittal Cited.
Trees and Gifts Are Pro
vided by Elks.
Baskets of Goodies Are Distrib
uted; Adults Lay Plans
for Reconstruction.
' ASTORIA, Or., Dec. 24. (Special.)
t The spirit of Christmas has flooded
this stricken city as thoroughly as
the -warm equinoctial rain, which
for two days has bathed the scar
left by flames, which recently ate
out the city's business heart. Faced
by a task of almost unimaginable
proportions and just emerging from
the depression which full realization
of the extent of the disater brought,
Astoria's citiaens tonight were pre
paring for "the first Christmas after
the great fire" and on every face
was a smile.
Throughout the length and
breadth of the city the spirit of
Christmas had spread and the de
termination to "help the other fel
low" was apparent In all plans for
observance of the greatest day of
the year.
Gloom to Be Driven Away.
"There will be no abiding place
for gloom in all Astoria tomorrow,"
declared Rev. W. S. Gilbert, chair
man of the committee of ten, and his
words appeared truly prophetic.
On every tongue today was praise
for the Oregon State Elks associa
tion, which dispensed happiness to
2500 Astoria children, who other
wise faced the probability of fail
ing to get a visit from Santa Claus.
Plans Spoiled by Fire.
Just prior to the "Tire "Astoria
lodge of Elks had completed plans
for its annual Christmas tree. But
the fire spoiled all that and left
the Astoria Elks downhearted. Then
"W. P. Strandborg, of Portland;
!W. F. McKenney, president, and
Monroe Goldstein, secretary of the
state association, brought cheer to
them with the announcement that
contributions from lodges through
cut the state would provide :
Christmas basket for every child in
Astoria under the age of 12 years.
The baskets, containing fruit,
eandv. cookies and a larern silk
American flag, were packed by the,at $75.u0.
Portland Elks' women's committee,
packed so carefully that not so
much as a piece of candy jarred
loose on the trip to Astoria in a
special car provided- free of charge
by the Spokane, Portland & Seattle
railroad. And then, to "top it all
eff," the Multnomah Guard band,
official band of Portland lodjre.
came to Astoria yesterday.
Three Tree Provided.
So last night at three Christmas
trees one in Souml hall, a second
in Columbia hall and the third in
the high school auditorium, happy
children gathered and care-burdened
fathers and mothers silently
elasped hands- as President McKin
ney delivered Elkdom's message in
the words of the Creator, "Peace on
earth, good will to men."
And what a reception that 40
piece band received! At each Christ
mas tree childish shrieks of joy rent
the air as soon as the first uni
formed bandsmen appeared.
President McKenney was accom
panied to Astoria by Secretary Gold
stein and Stanhope S. Pier, treasurer
of the Portland Elks' .Christmas
tree committee. Arrangements for
the three Christmas trees and pro
grammes were made by a commit
tee of the Astoria lodge headed by
ueorge waiters, other membersl
were J. L. Wilkins, Charles Wright
and William Silvo. Prior to the
celebrations the visiting Elks and
members of the band were guests of
Mr. Wilkins at a dinner at the Hal
hotel and at supper just before the
band returned to Portland.
Special Services Arranged.
Observance of Christmas will
center in special services at the
various churches of the city. Ser
mons of pastors will tend to
strengthen the morale of the citi
zens who were sorely tried but not
"found wanting in courage and forti
tude. ,
Into the homes of those who suf
fered least from the fire will be
taken many of those who suffered,
most and the hardships will be for
gotten for a day at least
Men of the National guard, who
already have endeared themselves
with Astoria's needy, will add the
final touch tomorrow with a Christ
mas dinner in the basement of the
Methodist church.
Diner Menu Announced.
Here's the menu the guardsmen
will serve:
cream oi tomato se-un. nvstp,
crackers, roast young turkey, giblet
gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry
sauce, celery, cream corn, apple pie,
raisin pie, mince pie, chocolate cake,
coconut cake, caramel cake, assorted
Only One Call to Be Made, but
Volume of Mail Is So Great
It Will Tate Ten Hours.
The mailcarriers were so busy
playing Santa Claus to the residents
of Portland yesterday that they had
no time to take their customary
Sunday lay-off. And they will con
tinue to work today while most of
the city's more furtunate citizens
are enjoying Christmas dinners and
fixings or passing the day in relax
ation and amusement. J ,
AH parcel post packages arriving
in the mail were delivered during
the day, It was announced by Post
master Jones. The postmaster eaid
that delivery of parcels would be
continued today and in addition
there would be one delivery of let
ters and similar mail. This one de
livery, he said, however, would re
quire about ten hours, owing to the
great volume of mail to be handled.
The postoffice will be open from
8 to 12, Mr, Jones said, to handle
regular business.
"We have never had anything to
compare with . the mail this year,"
he added. "I would estimate the vol
ume at 20 per cent greater than last
'Stamp sales showed an increase
of 37 per cent during the last six
days over the same period last year."
New Agreement Suggested In
Case Arms Treaty Fails.
TOKIO, Dec. 23. (By the Associ
ated Pi ess.) Diplomacy during the
current year is mainly pivoted upon
the Washington agreements, ac
cording to Viscount Uchida, Japan
ese foreign minister, who addressed
the upper house here today.
Count Uchida expressed the hope
that - in event the outstanding
agreements failed to secure recog
nition by the powers concerned that
Japan, in co-operation with the
United States and Great Britain,
would take the necessary steps for
the solution of international prob
lems, t
The Japanese government, he
said, is proceeding Upon the as
sumption that all phase of the
Washington agreements will be rat
ified by the various powers.
Annual Stockyard Blaze Is Staged
In Windy City.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 24. Offices of 40
livestock commission firms were
reduced to ruins and one fireman
was seriously injured today when
fire destroyed the rbof and third
story of the Exchange building, in
the heart of the Union stockyards.
The fire furnished Chicago with
what has come to be known as the
city's annual holiday fire in packing
town. The damage was estimated
Starting from crossed electric
wires or a cigarette butt. Fire At
torney High believed, the fire ate
its way from the center of the main
building to the western and south
ern walls of the building, in which
155 commission firms have their of
Span at Kelso Endangered by
Several Million Feet of Logs.
KELSO, Wash., Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) A log jam containing several
million feet of logs from the Silver
Lake Lumber & Railway company's
booms threatened the Kelso bridge
today. False work under the new
bridge which' is immediately below
the old bridge caused the jam. Ef
forts to break it met with consider
able success and a million feet of I
logs already has gone into the Co- I
lumbia river.
Several million feet are in the
boom and rafts as Ostrander and
the Silver lake booms. If they
break loose the old bridge may go
out, endangering the new structure.
The Cowlitz river rose rapidly to
Youth, Struck Down, Found Ly
ing Beside Road.
OL.YMPIA, Wash., Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) George Newman, aged 19, of
South union, son of Mr. and Mrs. t
W. C. Newman, sustained a frac
tured skull when he was struck !
down by a small automobile on the
Pacific highway near Tumwater
last night.
A boy on a bicycle, following
closely behind the automobile.
found Newman lying beside the
road. At the hospital it was said
Newman had a possible chance of
Primate of Ireland Fears Govern
ment Cordon About Church.
BELFAST, Dec. 24. (By the As
sociated Press.) Cardinal Logue,
primate of Ireland, today announced
that he had abandoned his previous
ly announced purpose of holding his
usual midnight mass to usher in
iis acuon was laiten on learning
that the government intended to
throw a cordon about tne church at
the curfew hour, which would pre
vent the congregation from leaving!
Baskets Are Provided for
Needy Families.
Mayor Baker and Chief Jen
kins Lead in Relief.
Elks Hold Christmas Tree in Au
ditorium Today; Admission
to Be by Ticket Only.
When the Christmas candles were
lighted in Portland last night,
everyone in the city, beyond doubt,
shared in the joy of holiday-making.
The spirit of Christmastide em
braced everyone. That was the best,
most satisfying part of the city's
observance of the festival that
covers all Christendom.
Indeed the all-pervasive spirit of
the day vpas seen at its best in the
fact that out of its abundance, Port
land's heart saw to it that none was
overlooked. The record business of
the past few weeks testified to the
generosity of the more fortunate
ones of the community toward their
own folk,- But that was not enough.
This giving was to be expected in
the usual course of events. What
was more delightful was the
thought taken of the less fortunate
and they, too, heard the jingle of
Christmas bells and the happy visit
of Santa Claus' messengers.
Cheer Is Passes Around.
There was a sort of official, mu
nicipal enterprise afoot yesterday
quite out of the usual routine of
Portland affairs. Mayor Baker and
Chief of Police Jenkins were not too
much taken up with their own com
fort to give the afternoon to dis
tributing Christmas cheer to fami
lies that were not, up to that time,
at all touched by the kindliness that
is so distinctive of the season.
At the head of 100 Vigilantes,
these two officials managed an en
terprise that for sheer evidence of
the true spirit of yuletide has per
haps never been equaled in Port
land. Nearly 200 households where
it was impossible to manage any
real .Christmas .happiness were
brightened by the good work of
these .Vigilantes, with the city's
mayor at their head, beaming his
delight in the work and the resolve
that every last Portlander must
share in this Christmas, else it could
not be a real holiday at all.
Vigilantes Go Scouting.
, Families who might otherwise be
overlooked at Christmas had been
listed and checked through the Con
fidentiai Exchange maintained as i
part of the Community Chest organ
ization. The Vigilantes then scouted
through the business , district and
obtained contributions of good
things for brightening the lives of
these less fortunate ones. - Gen-
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Gratitude V ation Extended to
Men Made Maimed and 111
by Serving Country. '
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 24.
President Harding, In a Christmas
message to disabled war veterans
made public tonight, declared they
were "entitled to the utmost assur
ance that a grateful people stands
willing and anxious to do, and will
continue to do. everything possible
for them."
The greeting of the president,
which the disabled American vet
erans, through Its national offices
here, sent out to its members, fol
lows': , .
"It Is deemed especially fitting
that . at the Christmas season the
gratitude of the nation should be
extended to the sick, disabled and
maimed men of the country's mili
tary services. These men are be
yond all others the most sorely
tried victims of the armed service
in which they and their comrades
upheld the national 'security and
vindicated the national honor.
"Our obligation has prompted the,
nation to'a very considerable deal
ing, with them, which, it is hoped,
has been, in some measure at least,
commensurate with the debt owing
to them. For such misfortunes as
have come to thousands of them
there can be no compensation, no
adequate requital, but they are en
titled to the utmost assurance that
a grateful people stands willing and
anxious to do and will continue to
do, everything possible for them..
"That the coming year may bring
them in the fullest measure a re
stored fortune, health and prosper
ity is the earnest wish of the en
tire nation."
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 24.
Holiday greetings to the rank and
file of the army have been sent by
Secretary Weeks, General Pershing
and by Major General Harbord, dep
uty chief of staff, who signalized
his approaching retirement to pri
vate life by sending best wishes to
his comrades.
"You are the guardians and pre
servers of that peace and good will
which we reverence at this season,"
Secretary Weeks said. "None de
serve to a greater degree the bene
fits of the peace we now enjoy, the
security of which you guaranteed
by your personal service to the na
tion." . i ..
General pershinp In his message
said :
"You have materially contributed
to the welfare of the American peo
ple during the" year Just ending,
yours has been a personal service
for the good of your countryj which
is deeply appreciated."
General Harbord's greeting was
in the nature of a formal farewell
to the service -he had been in for
more than 30 years.
Los Angeles Teacher Struck by
Car In Honolulu.
HONOLULU. T. H., Dec. 24. (By
the Associated Press.) Miss Kath
arine Hall, normal school teacher,
died in a 'hospital here today after
being struck by an automobile while
she was getting on a street car.
Stanley Kennedy, manager of the
Center Island American Navigation
company, was arrested and charged
with reckless driving.
Miss Hall's parents, who live at 60
South Euclid avenue, Pasadena, Cal.,
have been notified.
Courage, Alone Said to Be Sus
taining Woman; " Christmas
Even in Mansion Silent.
PARIS, Dec. 24. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Sarah Bernhardt, the
famous actress, suffered a relapse
during the early hours this morn
ing, when she had another fainting
spell which lasted considerable time.
Courage alone was said to be sus
taining the actress. Ker physical
strength was declared to be fast
ebbing. The doctors who constantly
were in attendance upon her ex
pressed the opinion tonight that
only a miracle could save her.
Christmas eve in Bernhardt's little
mansion in the Boulevard Periere
was a silent one. The servants and
others of the household moved nois
lessly through the semi-darkness of
the halls' which usually at the.
Christmas tide glowed with bril
liance. Bernhardt's 70-year-old but
ler, Arthur, was sad of eye and dis
consolate. "Madame is very low," he
said, with quivering lips. "Madame
was progressing favorably," he
added, 'until this relapse."
Professor Obissier, chief ot the
medical staff attending Bernhardt,
said to the' Associated Press tonight:
"While we still hold hope for her
recovery, it is certain that Madame
Bernhardt never again will face the
footlights." .
Madame Bernhardt was being kept
alive by consomme with the white
of an egg beaten into it. She was
receiving no solid food whatsoever
and was gradually growing weaker.
"Her last ftalian trip greatly fa
tigued her," declared Arthur, the
butler, who added somewhat bitterly,
"and there was no need for it."
Madame Bernhardt was said to re
alize the hopelessness of the situ
ation, but was meeting the crisis
with the same fortitude with which
she has met many other crises In her
78 years of life.
United States Said to Have Real
ized Power of Reds. '
MOSCOW, Dec. 24. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) After six months of
watchful waiting the. United States
suddenly has arrived at the conclu
sion that soviet Kussia was a real
factor in world economics and must
be reckoned with, according to an
assertion made. by... M. Kameneff,
president of the Moscow soviet, at
the opening of the all-Russian con
gress yesterday.
M. Kameneff spoke in the place of
M. Lenine, the premier who, he an
nounced, had prepared an extensive
report, but deferring to the advice
of his doctor would not leave his
home for several days, owing to the
fact that he was ill from overwork.
Paris Seems Unable to Give Away
PARIS, ' Dec. 24. Nobody wants
the Pershing stadium; the city of
Paris can not give it away, the
union of federations of sporting so
cieties to whom the municipal
council offered the stadium recently,
refused to accept it unless the city
guaranteed the 100,000 francs neces
sary for its yearly upkeep. . This
the city is not prepared to do.
The municipal council now . has
offered Pershing stadium to the
sporting federation of the labor
Thousands Look With
Hope to America.
Harden Calls for Franco
Teuton Collaboration.
Reorganization of Europe's In
dustry Declared Necessary
as v Second ' Step.
Germany's Foremost Publicist.
'(Copyright,. 19ia, by The Orcgonian.)
In the midst of rejoicing throughout
Germany over tne hope that a liberal
loan will soon be f ortheominR from
America, Mr. Harden sounds a solemn
warning. Such relief would be ex
hausted within a year, he believes, and
the terrible industrial crisis which has
been staved off so far would com
pletely engulf Germany and all Europe.
Franco-German collaboration must be
the first step in economic restoration, he
says, followed by organization of a Pan
American European conference, whose
seeds would be fertilized by the manna
of a loan which, if it comes too soon,
will only Bhrlvel in barren earth.
BERLIN. Dec. 24. Is our world
approaching a new Christmas? The
present era has lasted too long, as
happened once before when Jere
miah prophesied the dawn of Chris1
tianity. Grief hangs cIoud-like over
everything. Millions of mothers la
ment their dead children. Distress
cripples whole nations and the air
vibrates with the groans of those
languishing in misery.
But suddenly the rays of a star
penetrate the darkness and attract
the attention of the wise and power
ful and guide them to Bethlehem
to. the manger, wherein the Savior
of mankind was cradled and shep
herds heard from the lips of the
angels In the midst of the dark
night: 1
"Glory to , God in the highest!
Peace on earth; good will to man."
Is this miracle now to be repeated
as this suffering has been? Thou
sands of Germans believe it today.
End of Suffering Seen.
"Our suffering is coming to an
end," they say. "The world is be
ginning to see that it cannot exist
without Germany's recovery. Amer
ica is going to intervene. It will
grant a big loan and compel France
to reduce her claims. After a ftw
years the mark will recover its old
value." v"
The tangible reason for this be
lief here is the fact that the dollar
declined 3000 marks in the last few
days. All the rest, as I write, is
intangible rumor, having as its
origin political and financial specu
lation. The causes for political spec
ulation are less evident than the
plain object of the financiers, who
desire to buy raw ' stuff for Ger
many and shares in Germany below
yesterday's exorbitant k prices, and
wish, by boosting the. mark, to re
duce their foreign bills.
The great Anglo-French business
negotiations with reparations and
the near east as the objective are
yet. unconcluded. Kemal Pasha's
Turks want money, and, naturally,
they did not receive the 250,-
000,000 francs they demanded in
Paris, they turned , to England,,
where Leslie Urquhardt gave them
a check for a million pounds sterling
with a prospect for further aid, thus
spoiling the French game on -the
one hand and the Russian on the
other. -l,aiuanne
Conference Bluff.
The course of the Lausanne con
ference henceforth can be nothing
but a bluff, but EnglanM, who will
ingly paid a large sum for her share
of control of the straits and tran
quilization of the Indian Moham
medans, has as yet -not found an
effectual means of making France
yield on reparations.
The effort to do this by lowering
the exchange rate of the franc has
been unsuccessful despite the fact
that American private institutions
helped in the matter for pacifist
reasons. French railways have had
British money advanced to them,
while French trade with Russia has
been rendered possible, with the re
suH that the position of the franc
necessarily Improved.
During the recent London con.
ference it became clear to Premier
Poineare that America's help would
be obtainable only when France de
sisted from military force.. He ex
pressed this intention in the cham
ber, and Deputies . Tardieu and
Leucheur, who desire to succeed
him, agreed with him. This means
progress,' but for England the way
is still "long to Tipperary."
France May Be Targ-et.
Were France to be brought to the
British viewpoint on the principal
issues the near east, reparations,
debt and disarmament she must be
intimidated and made to appear as
the only obstacle preventing solu
tion of all political and economic
difficulties with American help.
It is comprehensible that this
wish has engendered the latest ru
mors, but it is impossible that this
belief prevails in America, whose
operation, I have frequently stated,
is necessary, but that even a larga
loan could miraculously heal the
world's economic sickness is foolish
Old-Time Girls, Without Paint!
' and Rolled Stockings, Held as
Pretty as Present Ones.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)'
CHICAGO. Dec. 24. Mrs. Mary
Vermette, who lives on a farm near
Woodstock, 111., will celebrate to
morrow her 111th birthday anniver
sary. It is believed she has lived
through . more Christmas celebra
tions than any other person in Illi
nois. Mrs. Vermette was born on Christ
mas day, 1811, in Cork, Ireland, and
came across the Atlantic in a sailing
vessel In 1840. Soon thereafter she
came to Illinois in an ox-cart.
She will enjoy the celebration to
day, for she moves around the house
with freedom. Her son, Richard, 76
years old, will help in the Christmas
festivities. There is another son
who is still three years older.
When questioned recently about
the difference between the girls of
today and those of her girlhood, she
replied with decision:
"The. girls in my day were just
as pretty as the girls are now, but
they didn't paint their faces or roll
their stockings to make themselves
attractive to young men."
Mrs. Vermette's greatest enthu
sism is the freedom of Ireland.
Representative Who Sought to
Impeach Daugherty III.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 24.
Threatened' with a nervous break
down, Representative Keller repub
lican, Minnesota, whose impeach
ment charges against Attorney-General
Daugherty recently were heard
by a congressional committee, is at
his home here under a doctor's or
ders to stay away from work for a
couple of weeks.
His physician said today that his
condition was not serious.
American Consulate Is Burned in
, $150,000 Blaze.
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 24. Fire
starting In a restaurant in the busi
ness section of Juarez, just across
the border, today destroyed the
American consulate offices and
wiped out more thfin a half block
of business houses before it was
brought under control.
The loss is estimated at more
than $150,000.
Panama Waterway Traffic Is Not
Hampered by Accident.
PANAMA, Dec. 24. A slide in the
Panama canal occurred Friday
Meanwhile traffic through the
waterway will not be hampered.
Little Damage Done to Italian
. Building in Spain.
LISBON, . Dec. 24. A bomb was
exploded today against the door of
the Italian consulate here.
Only slight damage was caused.
The Weather.
YESTERliATS Maximum temperature,
6tt degrees, minimum, 52 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southwester
ly winds.
Sarah Bernhardt suffers relapse. Page 1.
Germans think brighter era is war, says
Harden. Fage 1.
Americans In Siberia are dying of starva
tion and disease. Page 2.
Loan obtained on fake estate. Page 4.
British book on war unfair to Americans,
says Paul Palnleve. Page 3.
President greets disabled veterans.
Page 1.
Revival or wreck two alternatives facing
Europe, says Suullivan, Page 3.
Secretary Fall expected to leave presi
dents cabinet before spring. Page 4.
Mer Rouge victims buried
Page X.
Page 2.
Arbuckie pleads for fair play.
racifio Northwest.
Christmas finds Astoria cheery. Page 1.
Oregon regiment to be decorated with
honors. Page 6.
Construction at capital may have to
wait. Page 6.
Seattle forgets feuds until after Christ
mas. Page 4.
Cash found In hut of seeming pauper.
Page 5.
Corvaltls ready to bet last penny on
team. Page 12.
Tate-Fulton bout for Friday, called off.
Page 2.
Gonzaga to make reckless bid for fame.
Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
Grain market takes Christmas holiday.
Page 17. :
Revival In trade boosting markets.
. Page 17.
Sixty-mile gale falls to keep shipping
from crossing in. Page 13.
Portland's future as port held bright.
Page 17.
Tax-exempt bond issues Increase. Page 17.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mail carriers report busy all Sunday.
Page 1.
Christmas cheer Is carried Into every
home. Page 1.
Oregon teachers to meet Tuesday. Page
Evidence lacking in Weir case. Page 10.
Portland rejects Arbuckle's pleas. Page
- 11.
American legion to give benefit show
Saturday. Page 18.
Cornerstone laid for Runnyslde com
munity house. Page 11.
All must answer crucial question, says
Father Thompson in Christmas ser
mon. Page 13.
Land settlement held paramount issue In
Oregon. Page 18.
Coast sawmill take- short. pat, rtxe.17.
Producer Prepares to Fea
ture Fatty Again.
Fat Comedian Asks How Accusers
Would Like to Be Judged
as They Judge Him.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24. Roscoe
C ("Fatty") Arbuckie, motion pic
ture actor, today quoted the scrip
tures "As ye judge, so shall ye be
judged" in his first official state-,
ment on the controversy which fol
lowed his Christmas "pardon"
granted him by Will H. Hays, titu
lar head of the motion picture in
dustry. He Issued the statement shortly
after returning from San Francisco,
where he went last Friday to pay
his brother a brief visit, and simul
taneously Joseph M. Schenck, pro
ducer, who will re-employ the com
edian, announced he was seeking a
scenario suitable for Arbuckie and
that work on a picture would be be
gun as soon as it was found.
Statement Is Issued.
Arbuckle's statement follows:
"All I ask is the rights of an
American citizen American fair
play. Through misfortune and tragic
accident, I was tried on a charge of
which I was absolutely innocent. A
jury composed of eight men and
four women, all bt whom were of
high character and excellent civlo
standing and all of whom were mem
bers of churches of various faiths,
found me innocent. Not only that;
but the same jury sent a message
to the American people in this lan
guage: '
" 'Acquittal is not enough for Ros
roe Arbuckie. We feel that a great
injustice has been done him. We
also feel that it was only our plain
duty to give him this exoneration
under the evidence, for there was
not the slightest proof adduced to
connect him in any way with the
commission of a crime.
Hotel Accident
The happening at the hotel was
unfortunate affair for which
Arbuckie, who, as the evidence
shows was not the host, was in no
way responsible.
" 'We wish him success and hope
the American people will take the
judgment of 14 men and women who
have sat for 31 days listening to
the evidence that Roscoe Arbuckie
is entirely innocent anu free from
"Unlike the jury, -those denouncing
me have heard their part of the evi
dence and are without knowledge
of the facts. The Scripture says
that 'As ye judge, so shall ye be
judged.' How would my accusers
like to be judged as they are judg
ing me?
Innocence Is Asserted.
"The institutions of my country,
the courts- and juries, and the law
of the land have declared me inno
cent, and I am entitled to the bene
fit and protection of the law. Those
who are unjustly, untruthfully,
maliciously and venomously attack-
(Coilcluded on Page 3, Column 2.)
Extending through the
heart of Oregon is a great
! range oi mountains, uie as- t
cades, a vast undeveloped J
range of mountains, the Cas-
" wilderness of forests, rivers,
. - lakes and snow-capped peaks.
Sportsmen of a nation could j
find ample pleasure in this
a a: i 1 l .' i I 1 7
great vacation land, little ad
vertised and little known
even to the native Oregonian.
An abundance of hunting
and fishing awaits the visitor
to this section, which is ap
proximately 200 miles in
length and 30 miles in width,
with scenic attractions be
ginning with Mount Hood
and ending with Crater lak.
More than ever before this
"happy hunting ground" is J
accessible to the motorist in
the spring, summer and fall,
chiefly by means of the main
. passes through the Cascades
and tributary roads. Detailed
description of Cascade beau
ties and the highways which
penetrate them will be found
in the New Year edition of
The Oregonian to be is
sued on
January 1, 1923 .