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SALT LAKE READY
TO MEET I. W. I
Dire Vengeance Threatened if
State Executes Hillstrom
OTHERS QUESTION TRIAL
'Friends" of Doomed Man Would
Shoot Him, as They Need Money
Which State rays Many
Agitators Are in City.
BY "WILL. G. MAC RAE.
6AL.T LAKE, Nov. 6. (Special.) A
great deal depends on environment and
Here in Salt Lake the mental sug
gestion cornea from the I. W. W. and
what they are going to do now that the
btate of Utah has decided to shoot Jo
seph Hillstrom. convicted murderer of
J. G. Morrison and his son, November
18. It is a momentous question. It
has robbed every state official of his
peaceful slumbers, ever since President
Wilson intervened and asked for a
respite for Hillstrom on behalf of W
A. F. Ekengren. Swedish minister.
The Salt Lake officials are single
minded when it comes to Hillstrom's
guilt. To the I. W. W., both in Salt
Lake and from New York to Los Ange
les, Hillstrom is innocent, a martyr.
Even the ?250 the state pays for
fthooting a condemned man the I. W.
W.'s want, and there are six men on
their way here from Toledo, O., to shoot
Hillstrom. saying they need. the
money and, inasmuch as Hillstrom has
to die. it is best that he die at the
hanis of his friends.
They will have the trip for their
pains. The execution of Hillstrom is
in the hands of Sheriff Corless. He
has picked his firing squad.
Idaho Attorney Accused.
On "October 31 an Idaho attorney,
whose name is being: withheld until
further investigation, is said to have
offered an alibi for $25,000. He is said
to have declared he could "frame" a
man and woman who would swear that
it was through them Hillstrom re
ceived the wound in his arm which
lfiUstrom says he received in a fight
over a woman.
The police say Hillstrom was shot
by the Wilson boy during the fight at
the grocery store on the night of the
Up to the time of Hillstrom's arrest
the police had no clew to the murder
and robbary. The 1. W. W. have
maintained that because Hillstrom was
an I. W. W. and because the police had
to make a showing, he has been made
the "fall guy."
Whether the police have the guilty
riian in Hillstrom or not, whether the
Mormon Church, with its vast influence
here in Salt Lake, or whether he is a
victim of a police plot may never be
brought to light. After a close study
cf three weeks I am quite convinced
there arc no church lnlluences at work.
The Hillstrom trial was held before
Judge Ritchie, who is not a Mormon. 1
am told the jury hearing the evidence
had some !entiles on the panel. This,
I take it, 'absolves "the; church.
fairness of Trial Questioned.
Yet to my mind, and I find that opin
ion shared by many others, such as
Mrs. Virginia Snow Stephens, an in
structor at the University of Utah;So
ren X. Christensen. F. B. Scott, attor
neys for the condemned man, and many
others, do not believe Hillstrom
had , a fair and impartial trial. An
evidence of this is the way the mem
bers of the Pardoning Board have han
dled the matter. At a recent meeting
of the board, when President Wilson
asked for a reprieve at the request of
the S.vedish minister, they acted like
men who were willing to take the law's
word, yet listening at the same time
to the public clamor.
The Hillstrom case has stirred up
Salt Luk. and the state officials espe
cially. Governor Spry has received
several hundred letters threatening
him and city institutions if he allows
Hillstrom to be shot. fcther officials
have received the same kind of letters.
Jack of Clnha la Doom.
Governor Spry received notice that
when he receives a jack of clubs his
death will follow soon. The letters are
signed "K. O. D.," meaning the Knights
of Death, composed of I. W. W. mem
bers who have banded themselves to
gether to avenge any death or wrong
Hone an I. W. W.
Every precaution that can be taken
to prevent an outbreak of the organ
ized I. V. ". here in the city is being
The town is full of idle men.
On Monday there was an 1. W. W.
riot. While the Tribune "Car College"
was standing in the street an I. W. W..
carrying a soapbox, worked his way
to the center of the crowd and began
to speak on the killing of an I. W. W.
named ltoy J. Horton.
Horton was doing the sajne thing on
Saturday night, abusing the ilag and
calling the Utuh t;tate officials insult
ing names, when Major H. V. Myton
happened along. Words followed and
Major Myton shot Horton dead.
The agitator Monday wanted to lead
the crowd to "get" Myton and tear
down the City Jail.
In many quarters there are those
who believe the city is harboring a
band that will do lots of damage fol
lowing the execution of Hillstrom.
NEW RECTOR IN PULPIT
REV. T. J. WILLIAMS TAKKS CHARGE
OF OREGON CITY CHURCH.
Blurb, of Service In Episcopalian Church
Haa Been In Mlftfilona Anions;
:' American Chinese.
OREGON. CITY". Or.. Nov. 6. (Spe
cial.) Rev. Thomas J. Williams, the
new rector of St. - Paul's Kpiscopal
Church, has arrived in Oregon City and
will appear in the pulpit of his new
church for the first time tomorrow.
He succeeds Rev. C. W. Robinson, who
went to New York City last January
to take post-graduate work in Colum
The Rev. Mr. Williamt- was born
June 26. 1SS7. in Nashville. Tenn. When
14 years old. he went with his parents
to Texas, where his father became
registrar of the Universitv of Texas.
In this institution. Mr. Williams re
reived his education, graduating with
a bachelor's degree of arts in 190S. It
was while attending college that Mr.
Williams was confirmed and received
Into the communion of the Episcopal
After teaching latin for two years
In preparatory schools and in ttie Uni
verslty of Texas, Rev. Mr. Williams
went to California in 1910 to take a
post-graduate degree at the University
of California, becoming Interested in
the work of the Episcopal Church
luiions the Chinese. He then decided
to enter the ministry and devote him
self to mission work among the Chi
nese of the United States. With thi
end in view, he took up the study of
the Cantonese dialect of the Chinese
After completing his year of post
graduate work at the University of
California, Rev. Mr. Williams entered
the church divinity school at San Fran
cisco. During the year at the univer
sity and the three years at the divin
ity school, he devoted his time to work
in the Episcopalian Chinese mission as
assistant missionary, and upon his
graduation from, the divinity school he
was ordained a deacon.
He became assistant to the pastor
in charge of Chinese missionary work
in both San Francisco and Oakland. He
was invited to come to Oregon to look
over the field by Bishop W. T. Sumner
and was called to fill the pulpit of
fat. Paul's Church.
Toe feV- Mr- wi,Hams made the trip
to Portland by boat. His wife will be
here with him in a few days?
LAW SOT TO BE ENFORCED VX.
Til. DECIDED IX COURTS,
District Attorney and Sheriff An
nonnce I"oIic-j p0l nnd Billiard
Halls Already Shut.
DALLAS. Or., Nov. 6. (Special.)
District Attorney J. E. Sibley and Sher
iff John Orr, of Polk County, have an
nounced that they will not take steps
to enforce the Sunday closing law until
the matter has been tried out and de
cided in the courts. The ban upon bil
liard and poolrooms has existed in this
county 'for several years, but confec
tionery stores have operated at all
In Dallas, poolrooms are closed by
city ordinances. In Falls City and In
dependence, objection by citizens of
those towns in the past led to the clos
ing of pool and billiard rooms on Sun
day Polk County officials are made
parties defendant in the suit for in
junction brought by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender
Company, of Chicago,
nlted States District Court at
Portland, and have been cited to ap
pear before the Federal Court on No
vember 15. ;
Little enthusiasm has been created
in the three leading cities of Polk
County Dallas, Independence and Falls
i y.Tlnavor of the strict enforcement
l tJle, snday closing law. Though
the lid has been clapped on tight on
pool and billiards, card games and like
amusements, confectionery stores, base
ball games, garages and livery stables
have not yet met with popular disap
proval, and even the opening of a gro
cery store or meat market on Sunday
for an hour or so to serve the tardy
uponmer "0t bCen commnted
Mayor .Kilpatrick. of Dallas, also has
issued orders to police officers not to
molest confectionery stores for opening
on Sundays until the matter has been
threshed out in the courts.
HALT IN CRUISES NEAR
SCHOOL LAND EXCHANGE WORK
WILL EXCEED ALLOTTED TIME.
Washington State and Federal Offi
cials Donbt That 1 00,000 Will
Cover All Costs. .
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 6. (Special.)
Within the next 10 days the-"work of
the present season on the Federal land
exchange will be completed. About
half of the 18 cruising parties in the
Seid' already have been retired and
others are now completing their work.
With reports of cruises now in from
somewhat more than 250 sections, it is
apparent that when remaining reports
are received approximately 300 of the
state school sections in the 1 1 Na
tional forests in Washington will have
been cruised this year. There are in
all about 800 school sections in the for
ests which are to be cruised, for ex
change for an equal area and value of
Federal lands to be eliminated from
the forests in large and convenient
tracts, by moving inward the forest
As the cruise of from 800 to 1000
sections of Federal land must follow
the cruising of the remaining 600 sec
tions of state land, It is already ap
parent that the work cannot be com
pleted within the original estimate of
two years. It is also doubtful whether
the original appropriations of $100,000
half from the state and half from the
United States will prove sufficient..
The cruising parties this Summer
have completed the cruise of all state
sections in the Snoqualmie forest and
have partially cruised the state sec
tions in the Washington. Chelan, Rai
nier, Columbia and Wenaha forests.
The Colville, Okanogan and Kanisku
forests have not yet been touched.
GOLLEGE AIMS RAPPED
DR. FOSTER CRITICISES EXCESS OF
Making Money, Winning; Games and
Gainlns Publicity" Also Alma of
Racing and Prizefighting.
DENVER, Nov. 6. (Special.) "Amer
ican colleges today seem to have three
aims making money, winning games
and gaining publicity. Those are the
chief aims also of prizefighting and
horse racing." said President Foster, of
Reed College, Friday in an address be
fore the State Teachers' Association.
"It is unfortunate," continued Dr.
Foster, "that our universities, which
should be served as balancing- forces
which should inculcate the ideal of
sport as a counterpoise to an over
wrought civilization, are actually
making conditions worse through cul
tivating, by means of athletics as a
business, that passion for excitement
which makes sustained thinking im
possible and which is elsewhere kept
at fever heat by prizefights, bull fights
and blood-curdling moving pictures.
"Into what an illogical position we
are driven by our fetish worship of
college 'amateur athletics." We provide
the Summer vacation and a time when
the majority of students must earn a
part of the expenses of the college
year. Yet the student who uses this
vacation to play ball and thereby earn
money must either lie about it or be
condemned to outer darkness.
"Far more sensible would be an ar
rangement whereby the games could be
scheduled in vacation periods and a
part of the game receipts could be
used for the necessary living expenses
of worthy students, instead of being
squandered, as much of the gate money
is squandered today."
Mcskill Mill Gets Timber Tract.
CHEHALIS, Wash.. Nov. 6. (Special.)
The Meskill Lumber Company plant
at Meskill probably will continue oper
ations for the next two or three years,
as a result of a timber deal made by
J. F. Downs, acting manager of the
concern. It had been planned to close
the plant for the Winter, but Mr.
Downs has just completed a. deal for
a tract of timber that is estimated will
run the mill for the next three years.
THE SUNDAY OREGOKIAN, PORTLAND,
OREGON GRANT PLAN
Interior Department Does Not
Favor Sale of Land at Flat
Rate of $2.50 Acre.
POLICY NOT YET DECIDED
Immediate Settlement of Essential
ly Farm Tracts and Disposal of
Timber to Aid Homestead
ers Are Considered.
OREGONTAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Nov. 6. Land grant legisla
tion in line with the resolutions adopt
ed at the Salem conference on Septem
ber 17 will be bitterly opposed by the
Administration and a substitute plan
will likely be submitted to Congress
early in December. Exactly what plan
the Administration will agree on has
not yet been determined.
There will be no opposition by the
Interior Department to converting the
unsold portion of the grant into a for
est reserve. The Interior Department,
however, probably will not object to
the reservation of a small percentage
of the land In the mountains.
Secretary Lane has studied the de
cision of the Supreme Court and the
balem conference, has had some corre
spondence from Oregon and has talked
with Land Commissioner Tallman, who
attended the conference at Salem. Fur
ther data will be received from the
field agents of the department in Ore
gon, and also the Secretary wants first
to receive the recommendation of the
Attorney-General. In turn the Attorney-General
will await the report of
his special representative. Mr Will
iams, who is now going over the grant.
Speculation Is Feared.
Forester Graves is awaiting informa
tion from his representatives in Ore
gon before submitting his Ideas. It is
expected he will favor the reservation
of a much larger area than the Inte
rior Department will approve. -
The attitude of the Interior Depart
ment is antagonistic to the opening of
the lands at the flat price of 2 50 per
acre. Such a plan, the department be
lieves, would lead only to speculation:
would quickly enrich the relatively few
individuals and would result in the
transfer of all valuable timber lands
Lo i?1' coraPnies. Once the lands
fh .l"!1" hands of lumber companies
the timber will be removed and the
cut-over lands will become a drug on
The Interior Department is fully
n.aJe .f l!?e deslre r th PPl6 of
HBHn,H.KhaVe these lands developed
and hold them subject to taxation. But
the department disagrees with the Ore
gon idea, as expressed at .Salem, as to
th7t ... 4encurage development so
that the state will reap the largest
and most substantial benefit.
Classification la Favored.
There is every indication that the
tSatr',hr De"artment wlU Commend
that the grant be taken over by the
?avVoen.menh,Th dePartnt then will
whh clfssit. Ration of the lands, after
which it will open up to immediate
settlement all lands That ar, ttlen
tially agricultural and grazing "n
character and will favor the develop
ment of the mineral lands
It i;s likewise certain the Interior
Department will urge that the timbe
fro m Th'V" VaI".'e be sold "Pirate
from the. land, and that the lands be
opened to homestead entry. The dl
partment likewise will recommend that
the funds derived from the sale of this
Umber be utilized in aiding the set-
WIRE COTTER IS "TREED"
DARK FIGURE HANGS FROM HIGH.
VOLTAGE POLE FBARINo SHOT.
Watchman Camps at Foot of Tower
Keeping Rifle Pointed at Shiv
ering; Man Outlined In Sky.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Nov. 6. Begging
to be allowed to come down and warm
himseir. John Burns, age 30. was com
pelled to cling to the top of an elec
tric cable polo in me fair grounds for
more than half an hour during the
coldest part of this morning between
3 and 4 o'clock. A night watchman
for the fair association sat at the foot
of the pole and emphasized his stand
in the matter by keeping a rifle pointed
continuously in the sky toward the
The watchman, making his rounds
heard the- rasp of copper wires being
cut. and slipped up to the place. He
beheld a dark figure at the top of a
pole carrying a high voltage of elec
tricity. "Don't move or I'll bore "you with
this rifle,'' the watchman called up
the pole. '
The wirecutter started to slide down,
but the click of the rifle hammer
stopped him. For a time he clung to
the pole in silence, then be began to
beg to be allowed to descend and get
warm. At intervals the watchman
shouted for another watchman on the
The man was arrested, and. booked
on a larceny charge, admitted that he
was stealing the wire to sell it.
WHITMAN PLANNING OPERA
Roles Chosen for "Merry Wives of
Windsor" in Spring.
WHITMAN COLLEGE. Walla Walla,
Wash., Nov. 6. (Special.) Since Pro
fessor Blum, of the Whitman Conserva
tory of Music, saw the production of
the ."Merry Wives of Windsor" in Seat
tle last week, he has been enthusiastic
about the success of the same opera
to be staged by the conservatory in
the Spring. The principals of the cast
have been chosen and are holding re
hearsals three times a week.
The principal roles are: Bassos, John
Falstaff. carried by Harold Edmonds,
Mr. Ford, by Newton Barrett. Doctor
Caines, by Carey Berger and Mr Page,
by Sigurd Nelson; tenors. Fenton, by
Roy Knight, and Slender, by Linden
Barnett; contralto. Mistress Page, by
Bernice Richmond; sopranos. Mistress
Ford, by Anna Compton, and Annie
Page, by Mildred Smith.
RECALLED OFFICERS PLEAD
County Commissioners at Yakima
Admit Technical Offense.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash,, Nov. .
(Special.) Jim Lancaster, W. 11, Stahl-
hut and James Stuart, ex-County C,onv
yoo.uucio, who were recalled from of
fice on October 6, today by their at
torneys entered pleas of guilty in Su
perior Court to an indictment for non
feasance. They will make a further
statement of facta to the court before
sentence in connection with a plea for
leniency. Nominal fines are expected.
The case was the last of several
against the Commissioners. growing
out of the grand Jury investigation last
SDring. Thpv hnri n.n l i . ...
other charges. This indictment accused
mem or doing road work by force ac
count instead of by contract, as re
quired by statute. They say they took
advice of County Engineer Marble, ex
pecting to get better results for less
money than would be likely under con
tract. The non-feasance charge was
adopted by the promoters of the recall
against the Commissioners, as one of
the charges on which the recall was
HQQUIAM FACTORY CITY
MORE THAN 4,00O,0O0 IS INVESTED
Products Turned Out In Year Valued
at More Than $3,000,000 by ,
OREGONTAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Nov. 4. More than $4,000,000
is invested in factories in Hoquiam,
Wash., according to a bulletin just
issued by the Census Bureau, and these
factories, during the last calender year,
turned out products valued at $5,007.
000. The report does not take into ac
count hand trades hnilHU,,
or neighborhood industries, but only
tusinuiisnments conducted under the
factory system. Nor are statistics in
cluded covering- Tilnnt. u-hs-A j .. -
Is worth less than J500 per annum.
save wnere the production has been
reduced by reason of the factories be
ing closed part of the time.
The report shows there were 32 fac
tories operating in Hoquiam last year,
the total capital invested being S4 -087,000.
The cost of materials used was
A summary for the city follows:
Number of establishments 82
Persons engaged In manufacture.. 1,06
Proprietors and firm members.... 18
Wago-earnem (iverase number)... 1888
Primary horsepower .... l" a74
Waees 1 is? 000
Value of products 5.007.0O0
Value added by manufacture
lvalue of products less cost of
TRADE ADDRESS IS HEARD
Whitman Professor Discusses South
WHITMAN COLLEGE. Walla Walla,
Wash, Nov. 6. (Special.) In an ad
dress before the Men's Club, of the
Central Christian Church, last week.
Professor Ralph E. George, of the de
partment of economics and business
at Whitman College, asserted that the
South American trade was being
overrated at the present time.
"Three great factors," he said, "were
today lacking in United States trade
relations with Latin America. These
factors are: First, the inability or,
undesirabllity of giving long-time
credits by American manufacturers to
South American buyers; second, the
neglect by American concerns in send
ing capable representatives to acquaint
South Americans with United States
trade, and third, the Inability of South
American ports to handle American
shipments on account of poor shipping
laws and facilities."
CANDIDATES ARE AT ODDS
Dayton Likely to Have Another
Ticket on Economy Platform.
DAYTON, Wash., Nov. 6. (Special.)
There has been a disagreement among
the candidates on the Citizens' ticket to
be voted on next Tuesday, and it is
probable that another ticket, to be
known as the Convention ticket, will be
put in the field at the last minute.
There has been much wrangling lately
over economy in city government, and
the Council has been divided on the
matter of cutting down salaries, com
bining the duties of several minor of
fices under one head, and other means
that would effectually reduce taxation.
A. P. Cahill, candidate for Council
man from the First Ward, has resigned
from the Citizens' ticket, but will have
a prominent place on the new ticket,
which is to be nonpartisan.
, New Teaching Plan Proposed.
WHITMAN COLLEGE. Walla Walla.
Wash.. Nov. 6. (Special.) Interest
aroused Dy -roressor w. R." Davis, head
of the English department of Whit
man College, on the paper read before
the language department of the Wash
ington Teachers' Association conven
tion in Seattle last week, led the ses
sion to appoint a committee of three to
assist Professors Davis and -. R. P.
Boas to continue their investigation of
the methods of teaching oral expression
Corn Limpers! Use
Corns Coma Right Off, Clean and
Quick! You Needn't Limp, or
Fuss With Your Corns
What's the use of spoiling a good
time for yourself by limping around
with fierce corns? It's one of the
easiest things in the world, now, to
get rid of them. "Gets-It" does it
ThoM Coras Coma Rirtit Off. Char As m
WbiatU. br Uiss Gts4tl"
the new way. That's whv "Gets-If has
become the corn remedy of America,
the biggest selling corn remedy In the
world, preferred by millions. Do you
remember that toe - eating salve you
tried, that sticky tape. that toe
bundling bandage, the gouging you've
done with knives, razors and scissors?
well now, forget them all. No more
fussing, no more pain. Whenever you
use simple, easy "Gets-It." the corn is
doomed, sure. So is every callus, wart
or bunion Never cut corns or calluses,
it makes them grow that much faster
and Increases the danger of blood poi
son. No cutting is necessary by using
"Gets-It." Use it tonight and end your
"Gets-It" is sold by all druggists. 25c
a bottle or sent direct by E. Lawrence
& Co., Chicago. Sold In Portland by
T.h,Pwl DruS Co, 21 stores on the
Headquarters for Manhattan Shirts,
Stetson, Trimble and "Multnomah" Hats
Sam'l Rosenblatt & Co.
The Men's Shop for
Quality and Service
in high schools, in the Northwest. The
investigation is the outgrowth of the
High School English essay contest held
by the English department at Whit
man last year and it is hoped that it
will result in a more uniform system
of teaching oral English in secondary
GIRLS' REST ROOM OPENED
V. W. C. A. at Whitman Celebrates
WHITMAN COLLEGE. Walla Walla,
Wash., Nov. 6. (Special.) At the
weekly meeting of the Whitman Col
lege Y. W. C. A., held Thursday, the
new girls' rest room was formally
The programme consisted of songs
and readings by the members of the
Y. W. C. A. Ger&ldine D'Ablaing read
a selection from the "Passing of the
White Swan" and Mrs. Penrose read
from "The Golden Widow." The sing
ing was accompanied by Ruth Dice and
Naomi George on mandolins.
Pomeroy Club to Give Play.
POMEROY. Wash.. Nov. 6. (Special.)
A home talent show under the aus
pices of the Civic Club of Pomeroy. will
be given in the Seeley Theater next
Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
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Other 15?, 20? and 25c Specials.
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SAN FRANCISCO, LOS
ANGELES (San Pedro)
Hilo to See the Famous Living Volcano
C TTI . a a a a
Hume .ui xuernai jcire" by Hay and by Night.
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From LOS ANGELES (San Pedro), NOV. 27, 4 P. M.
Later Sailings Dec 16, Jan. 5, Jan. 25, Feb. 14
Return Direct Honolulu to San Francisco
LOW ROUND-TRIP AND ONE-WAY FARES FROM ALL
PORTLAND-SAN FRANCISCO SERVICE
SS. "Northern Pacific" and "Croat Northern"
Only one night at sea. Best of trip in daylight. Same time and
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and you professional men will get the
same luxuries in clothes that a good
tailor charges heavy toll for fine
fabrics, fine tailoring, the best-style
Ask to See
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It's the talk of the country.
We have them from $20 to $35.
Varsity Six Hundred
the overcoat for men and young men,
S16.5Q to $35
Our Temporary Location
266 Morrison St., Bet 3d and 4th
& LAN TC
433 Washington St cor. Twelfth.
Portland to San Fran
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$1730, $20, including
meals and berth.
tend-trip rate of $30