The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 11, 1920, Section One, Image 1

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Post off tee aw Spcond-riajs Matter.
Leave It on Wilson's
Doorstep, Suggestion.
Agreement Satisfactory to
President Seems Impossible.
Kotion Prevails That Pact With
Reservations Should Be Accepted
and Sent to White House.
Washington, Jan. 10. (Special.)
Ratify the treaty and leave it on Mr.
Wilson's doorstep.
This expresses the purposes which
republican reservation senators, also
some democrats, have in mind. This
is the result which they were trying
to work out with continued confer
ences today on their respective sides
of the senate.
Republican senators, headed by
Senator McNary, conferred with Ma
jority Leader Lodge this afternoon.
The compromise-leaders on the demo
cratic side were seeking to ascertain
how many of their group had been
frightened by the president's letter to
the Jackson day banquet.
Democrat! Xon-Commirtal.
Democrats retained so non-commital
en attitude that it was difficult to get
a frank expression of their intentions.
The chaos created by the Wilson-Bryan
clash has not been cleared. No other
subject appears to be considered
worthy of discussion two days after
the banquet.
As to the movement to get a com
promise on the treaty( it is difficult
to see how, success can be attained
if Mr. Wilson makes it plain before
the senate acts what sort of reserva
tions he will or will not accept. This
fact stands out: He has 23 democratic
senators who will vote according to
his orders on practically any ques
tion. If he tell3 them to vote against
ratification with reservations to which
he objects, the treaty is dead, because
added to tnese 23 Wilson controlled
votes there are 14 irreconcilable sen
ators, including 13 republicans and
one democrat, who will vote with
them. It requires 64 votes to ratify.
This leaves but 69.
Compromise Idea Prevails.
However, the notion seems to pre
vail that the treaty can be ratified
and that the wisest way out is to get
together on compromise reservations,
pass the document along to the White
House and let the president take the
responsibility of its fate.
From the language of -the Wilson
letter it does not seem possible that
any agreement satisfactory to him
can be reached. The unexpected as
sault Of President Lowell of Harvard
university on article 10 of the league
covenant adds another complication to
the attempts to compromise. Presi
dent Lowell, prominent in the league
to enforce peace, has been one of Mr.
Wilson's mainstays. Now he comes
along with the confession that this
article might lead to "mischievous
This means that there will be no
weakening of the reservation on that
article. If anything, Lowell's state
ment, coupled with the Bryan posi
tion, may call for strengthening the
reservation. Mr. Wilson is understood
slready to regard the present reserva
tion as impossible of his sanction.
The next few days are expected to
tell what is to be done with the treaty
so far as the senate is concerned.
BOSTON, Jan. 10. Senator Lodge in
a personal letter made public today by
the M.-issachusetts joint committee for
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Two Great Democrats "Agree in
Purpose" as to Ratification,
Declares Commoner.
CHICAGO, Jan. 10. William J.
Bryan advocated "tree and open dis
cussion where concessions may be
asked and given" in the United States
senate, in an effort to reach a com
promise on the peace treaty, in an
address at the Iroquois club today.
Then, "if no compromise can be
reached, we must acquiesce for the
present with the republican major
ity." He proposed, in that case, enough
democratic votes be withdrawn to
permit the republicans a constitu
tional two-thirds vote by which the
treaty and league of nations covenant
would be ratified with reservations,
and allow "the people to pass judg
ment" at the polls.
Mr. Bryan very emphatically stated
that there had been no "split" in the
democratic party and that euch a con
clusion should not be drawn from the
address of himself and President Wil
son at the Jackson day banquet. "The
president and I differ in method and
not in purpose," he said.
"The president's letter read at
Washington," continued Mr. Bryan,
"contains words open to construction
that indicate to me that compromise
is possible. The president did well at
Paris. He did more there than we
could expect any man to do."
Mr. Bryan said his plan of compro
mise or the alternative of allowing
the republican majority to record its
will was "just the simple old Amer
ican plan of majority rule."
Mr. Palmer Declares President
Realizes Sentiment.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10. Attor-ney-General
A. Mitchell Palmer was
quoted tonight by newspaper inter
viewers to the effect that persons in
close touch with President Wilson are
certain he will not seek re-election.
"The president," Mr. Palmer was
quoted as saying, "realises that there
is a pertain sentiment throughout the
country against a chief executive run
ning for a third term, and, while he
has not made any definite declaration
that he will not be a candidate this
jear, his personal friends knew he
will not even consider it."
Seattle Chief Is Refused 7 5 Extra
Men May Get 2 5 Permanent.
- SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 10. The city
council yesterday denied a request by
Chief of Police Warren, approved by
Mayor Fitzgerald, for 75 additional
patrolmen to provide better police
protection in outlying districts.
An ordinance providing for the ad
ditional men under provisional 90-day
appointments was voted down, Coun
cilman Haas declaring that emer
gency men "picked up here and
there" would In many cases prove
unfit for the work.
A new ordinance providing for 25
additional permanent men will be in
troduced, it was said.
Enormous Amount Reported Paid
for AVortJiIess Deeds.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. Officials
of the Indian bureau said today they
had Information that more than 1 300,
000 and possibly as much as 1,000,000
had been paid by the public for
worthless deeds to Indian lands.
The lands, it was said, were sold
by promoters who had no Valid title.
Frank Hurt, Waldport, Found
Dead by His Companion.
NEWPORT, Or., aJn. 10. (Special.)
Frank Hurt of Waldport was acci
dentally shot and killed today while
caring for his traps.
His companion heard the shot and
found the man's body in the creek.
State of Peace in Europe
Formally Proclaimed.
Clemenceau Tells Von Lers
ner Prisoners Will Be Freed.
Xation Will Do Utmost to Fulfill
Obligations, He Says War
Trials Only Thorny Problem.
PARIS. Jan. 10. (By the Associated
Press.) Ratifications of the treaty of
Versailles were executed and peace
between Germany. France, Great Brit
ain and tin other allied and associated
powers, with the exception of the
United States, became effective at :16
a'clock this afternoon.
The outstanding comment tonight
on the ceremony was that it left the
United States the only power which
was actively at war with Germany
not now on a peace basis.
That was the note sounded by Baron
Ifurt von Lersner, head of the Ger
man peace delegation, In a state
ment to the Associated Press, after
the ceremony.
Absence of u. S. Regretted.
"I am naturally happy that peace
has finally become effective," he said.
"My great regret is thfct the United
States is the only country with which
Germany is still in a state of war. I
hope, however, that this situation will
soon bo changed.
"Execution or the treaty of Ver
sailles imposes upon Germany the
heaviest sacrifices ever borne by a
nation in modern timed! We lost In
the west and in the east territories
that belonged to Prussia for many
centuries. We have assumed enor
mous economic obligations. Never
theless, I am glad that peace Is at
last re-established, because it will
give back to Germany her beloved
sons still prisoners abroad."
German to Do ttmot
Asked as to the execution of the
terms of the treaty, Baron von
Lersner declared that Germany was
ready and determined to do her
utmost. He continued: "We have
already, even without being obliged
by the terms of the treaty, delivered
a considerable quantity of products,
including 2.500,000 tons of coal to
France, and I can say that Germany
will go to the utmost limit of possi
bility in fulfilling all the obligations
she has incurred. It will mean hard
times for Germany, but with the re
covery of our ardor of labor and pro
duction, we hope to meet every emer
gency. "The recovery of our economic
prosperity is as much to the interest
of the entente as it Is to us on account
of the great economic difficulties that
threaten all Europe. It is obvious,
speaking chiefly of France, that her
economic prosperity depends upon the
economic recovery of Germany."
Trade Talk Satisfactory.
Baron von Lersner said he had had
several very satisfactory conferences
with Louie Locheur, French minister
of reconstruction, regarding the re
sumption of trade relations between
Germany and France, and added that
he hoped the European nations, work
ing together, would solve the great
economic problems. The most thorny
remaining problem appeared to Von
Lersner to be the question of the ex
tradition of a considerable number
of German officers, officials and sol
diers to be tried for crimes alleged
to have been committed during the
"I do not want to give up all hope,"
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Description of Victim of Amnesia
Found at La'mbertvillc, X. J.,
Is Recognized by Son.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 10. - The
man referred to as "Professor X."
suffering from toss of memory at
Lambertville, N. J., was identified
today as Dr. John L- Brand, by his
son, JL,ieutenani-Jommanaer iinriea
L. Brand. Dr. Brand's home is in
Worcester, Mass. He has been miss
ing three years. He was unable to
recognize his son when the latter ap
proached him and said:
"Don't you know rne, father?"
Dr. Brand was found destitute at
Moore's station, three miles from
Lambertville December 23. M. l a
clothing, of good quality, was thread
bare and his appearance dishevelled.
Since that time he has sat in the
home of the Rev. J. T. Bentley at
Lambertville, amazing scientists with
his profound knowledge and strug
gling to find the "open sesame" to
a blank memory.
He has revealed an astonishing
knowledge of the law, medicine, as
tronomy, architecture and kindred
subjects, yet apparently is anable to
recall anything except indlstlrct
recollections of his past life and
events since the sinking of the Ti
tanic. He is an accomplished mu
sician and on several occasions has
played the organ In St. Andrews
Episcopal church, of which Dr. Bent
ley is rector.
"Professor X" was first thought to
be a tramp and was confined In the
jail at Lambertville, a little town
along the Delaware river a few miles
north of Trenton. His unusual qual
ities soon became evident and. Dr.
Bentley Invited him to live In the
Dr. Bentley. an Englishman and
graduate of Oxford, formed the
opinion, based on conversations, that
"Professor X" attended Oxford, grad
uating about 1S85. and spent his early
life in Mississippi.
"He described Magdalene college so
vividly," said Dr. Bentley, "that I
was convinced he spent an extended
period there. He appeared to have
a dim recollection of Mississippi and
intermittently recalled in a vaj,ue
way a former association with Pro
fessor Huxley, the great English
In discussing himself, "Professor
X" said recently: "Try as I will.
I cannot recall any of my anteced
ents. Sometimes I believe I could
if I only dared concentrate my mind
on the recollection. But any studied
application seems to produce an un
accountable mental storm that leaves
me excited and nervous."
Lieutenant - Commander Charles L.
Brand, In charge of construction at
the Philadelphia navy yard, had
walked into the front parlor of the
minister's home as "Professor X"
was posing for hid photograph.
Tall, erect and dressed in the uni
form of a navy officer) commander
Brand threw open the door and stood
for a second. The little group of
newspaper men, photographers and
doctors turned toward him. He took
a few halting steps into the room
and with quivering voice and trem
bling lip said:
"Father, don't you recognize me?
I am your son, Charles."
The man, hunching back in his
chair, stared with wide-open eyes.
He was making a supreme mental ef
fort. He became very pale and
panted "from the attempt. After a
tense moment, he whispered: "No."
Then, rising from his chair, he walked
to his son, putting his trembling
hands on the epaulets of his son's
uniform. He stared for some time
directly into his son's eyes, but he
could not remember. When he real
ized he had failed to recall the past,
the broken old man gave a deep sob
and sank to the floor. He had col
lapsed and was virtually carried to
his bedroom.
Commander Brand said he had read
the account of "Professor X" in the
newspapers and the description was
so accurate he instantly recognized
his father. Obtaining leave from
the navy yard, he immediately went
to .Lambertville, arriving shortly be
fore noon.
Dr. Brand was born and educated
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The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, S3
degrees; minimum, 27 degree.
TODAY'S Cloudy; southeasterly winds.
Editorial. Section 3, page 8.
Dramatics. Section 4, page 4.
Moving picture news. Section 4, page 8.
Real estate and building news. Section 4,
page 8.
Music Section 8, page 10.
Churches. Section 5, page 2.
Schools. Section 5, page 7.
Books. Section 5, page 3.
Automobile news. -Section 6.
Women's Features.
Society. Section 3. page 2.
Women's activities. Section 3, page 6.
Fashions. - Section 5. page 5.
.Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page 4.
Auction bridge. Section 5, page 5.
Special Features.
Cardinal Mercier's series. Section, 5,
page 4.
Government railroad will open heart ot
Alaska. Magazine section, page 1.
Works ot art recreated with living models.
Magazine section, page 2.
High cost of living knocks out Turkish
harem. Magazine section, page 3.
World news by camera. Magazine section,
page 4.
Admiral Sims' own story. Magazine sec
tion, page S. . v
The American girl in England. Magazine
section, page 6.
Industrial conditions good, said locomotive
manufacturer. Magazine section,
page 7.
Hill's cartoons. "Among Us Mortals." Mag
azine section, page 8.
Portlanf babies high scores in tests. Sec
tion 3, page 6.
Nations watch prohibition experiment in
United States. Section 3, page 11.
Franklin S. Akin recalls pioneer days. Sec
tion 3. page 12.
Sermon by Reverend J. H. Irvine. Section
5. Page 3.
Oregon's waterways, by Addison Bennett.
Section 5. page G.
Public's interest vital in fixing car fares.
Section S, page .
Briggs and Darling cartoons. Section 5.
page 8.
Treaty signed with U. S. absent. Section
1. page 1.
Warfare in near east Increases. Section 1,
page B:
Victor Bergrer, Milwaukee socialist, barred j
secona time irom taking seat In bouse.
Section 1, page 1.
Abraham Ruef. ex-political boss, paroled.
Section 1. page 2.
"Professor X" identified by son as Dr.
John 1. Brand of Worcester, Mass.
Section 1, page 1.
All discord harmony not understood, says
Bryan. Section 1. page 1.
Sweet bill increases war risk benefits.
Section 1, page 2.
Charges of needless sacrifice of soldiers
on armistice day denied by Pershing.
Section 1. page 10.
Anti-red activity stirs up radicals. Sec
tion 1, page 3.
Ratification idea holds in senate. Section
1, Page 1.
Pacific Northwest.
Chehalls reports business of "year just
ended record-breaking one. Section 1.
page 9.
Further checks on accident fund are sug
gested by committee, but charges made
against commission are not sustained.
Section 1, page 6.
Oregon Agricultural college debaters score
triumph in triangular contest. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
E. E. Drodie declines to run for secretary
of state. Section 1, page 7.
Idaho governor calls suffrage session. Sec
tion 1, page 9.
Sport. i
Multnomah club Independent ticket in
race for board of directors. Section
2, page 5.
New Jersey may get Dempsey-Carpen-tier
fight. Section 2. page 1.
Morton-Karren go expected to give Port
land fans good sport. Section 2,
page 1.
Breathing space helps all quints. Section
2, page 2.
Hunt club stables Is being organized. Sec
tion 2, page 2. -
1920 to be best of all years for American
swimmers. Section 2. page 3.
Track men return to bolster Oregon. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
East is no longer football bugaboo: Sec
tion 2.. page 3.
Aggies to launch campaign for intra
mural sports. Section 2, page 4.
League of boxing nations not favored in
America. Section 2. page 4.
"Bo" McMillan not likely to quit Centre
college eleven to join middies. Section
2. page 5. '
Dempsey is against supernatural duo. Sec
tion 2, page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
New corporation to build hotel at Gear
hart. Section 1, page 18.
City council lines up in fight against tax
limitation of 6 per cent. Section 1,
page 17.
Legion wins fight for Klamath rights.
Section 1, page 18.
Special legislative session to open with
rush tomorrow. Section 1. page 1.
Government asks why aliens wait. Sec
tion 1, page 13.
Capital punishment is Civic League lunch
topic. Section 1, page 14.
Shortage of funds up to people, says sec
retary of Taxpayers' league. Section 1,
page 16.
Hotel men who do not aid in taking census
may be prosecuted. Section 1. page 16.
Mrs. Gertrudo. La bey's application for an
nulment of' marriage denied. Section 1,
page IK.
Portland plans to test one-way traffic plan.
Section 1, page 17.
Portland men see partial victory in rate
decision. Section 1. page 14.
Milwaukee Socialist Is
Ousted Second Time.
Personal Hearing Is Denied
in Brief Discussion.
"If He Is Traitor There Are 2 5.
000 Others in His District." Says
Voigt. "There Are," Is Reply.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Victor
Berger. Milwaukee socialist re-elected
from the fifth Wisconsin congres
sional district after the house had
refused him membership "because he
gave aid and comfort to the enemy,"
was barredfrom taking his seat again
today by a vote of 328 to 6.
The house acted in a little more
than an hour after Berger presented
himself to be sworn in. .
Chairman Dallinger of the elections
committee, which held Berger ineli
gible the first time, presented a reso
lution barring Berger and reviewed
the reasons why Berger was excluded
at the special session. Representa
tives Mann, republican. Illinois:
Voigt, republican, Wisconsin, and
Sherwood, democrat. Ohio, supported
Berger's right to a seat.
"This Is a representative form of
government," Mr. Mann said, "and this
we must maintain inviolate if the
people desire it."
Bodenstad's Rig-lit Considered.
' Members of the house showed little
interest in news from Mtlwaukee
that the socialist executive committee
had voted to renominate Berger.
In presenting his rcsolutibn. Chair
man Dallinger said Berger was in
eligible to membership under provi
sions of the constitution.
Request for a hearing on Henry H.
Bodenstad's right to the seat denied
Berger has been' made before Chair
man Dallinger. Bodenstad. repub
lican, was defeated by. Berger by a
majority of 4806 votes in' the special
Chairman Dallinger said today that
at the time of his first election Berger
was only under indictment under the
espionage act. but that he had been
convicted before the second election
took place. This, he added, would
strengthen Bodenstad's case.
Personal Hearing; Denied.
A personal hearing was denied
Berger and there was only brief dis
cussion. Chairman Dallinger speaking
for his resolution and Representative
Mann urging that Berger be seated.
Those voting to seat him were:
Mann, Herreld. republican, Okla
homa; Griffin, democrat. New York;
Sherwood, democrat, Ohio; Sisson,
democrat, Mississippi, and Voigt, re
publican, .Wisconsin.
Representative Sabath, democrat,
voted present.
Berger declared in a statement
after the vote that the house action
"was one of the worst attacks on rep
resentative form of government ever
witnessed in this country.
"It is really a denial of the right
of people to elect the citizen of their
choice," he said.
Representative Voigt, who was the
only member to vote to seat Berger
the first time, spoke in favor of seat
ing him today.
"I am more firmly convinced than
ever," he said, "that Berger is entitled
to a seat. If he is a traitor then
there are 25,000 traitors in the fifth
Wisconsin district."
"There are," a score of members
MILWAUKEE, Was.. Jan.- 10. The
socialist committee. of the fifth Wis-
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Amerfca's Agreement of Xov. 11,
191$, Unchanged by Pact
Signed by Allies.-
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Formal
notice has been served on Germany
by the United States In connection
with the deposit at Paris today of
ratifications putting into effect the
treaty of Versailles, that conditions of
the armistice still govern relations
between the United States and Ger
many. Announcement of this action was
made tonight by the state department.
Outlining the situation due to the
fact that the United States had not
ratified the treaty, it said:
"It is the position of this govern
ment that the armistice continues In
full force and effect between the
United States and Germany, and ac
cordingly the provisions of the armis
tice agreement of November 11, 1918,
as well as the provisions of the ex
tensions of that agreement, remain
binding on these two nations.
"Notice of this was given to the
German government by the United
The announcement showed that the
deposit of ratifications and signing of
the proces verbal -took place in Paris
at 4:16 P. M.. and adds:
"The moment at which the first
proces verbal was completed marked
the moment at which a status 'of
peace was restored between Germany
on the one hand and those of the
allied and associated powers which
have completed the necessary formal
ities of ratification, of the treaty of
Versailles on the other."
Few Enumerators Unable to Work
and Reds Cause Xo Trouble.
WASHINGTON.1 Jan. 10. Comple
tion of the 1920 census In record
breaking time was predicted tonight
by Sam L. Rogers, director, who said
that let than 100 of the 87.000 enum
eration districts had reported inabil
ity to start canvassing because of un
favorable weather. Many reported
hearty co-operation by the public.
"The so-called "reds' have not given
the census enumerators any diffi
culty so far as the bureau is advised."
ne saia.
Boys Jump From Truck, Fire Shot
at Pedestrian and Escape.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Jan. 10. Juan
Betacour, 13, was shot through the
heart and killed today in the Vernon
section here.
According to witnesses, the Beta
cour boy was walking along a street
when a motor truck passed, from
which two boys Jumped. One of them
said, "there's one of the buncn now,"
and without further preliminary fired
one shot.
The two boys fled. They were not
identified or apprehended.
Forecast Is Frequent Rains for
Xorth Pacific Coast.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday are:
Northern Rocky mountain and pla
teau regions Frequent snows prob
able, with temperatures below normal
as a rule.
Pacific states Frequent rains prob
able over north portion and occasional
rains over south portion; nearly nor
mal temperatures.
Saragossa, Spain, Xow Under Con
trol of Military.
SARAGOSSA. Spain, Jan. 9. Mar
tial law was proclaimed here today as
the result of an attack this morning
upon the artillery barracks by syn
dicalists and soldiers.
Thirteen of the 14 soldiers who
took part in the raid have been ar
rested and two of them, it is said,
will be shot tomorrow.
Aim Is to Introduce Al
Bills by Tuesday.
Joint Caucus Proposed to
Winnow Out Trivial Issues.
Ratification of Suffrage Is Expect
ed Fish and Game Mixup
tt Get Attention.
Called by the governor to
open tomorrow morning to con
sider five matters.
Will continue two or three
weeks, unless majority of mem
bers throw out all but essential
Organization of regular ses
sion will be retained.
Session will ratify woman
suffrage amendment to federal
constitution; will refer to the
people an amendment restoring
capital punishment; will refer
enough measures to necessitate
a special election In May.
Main trouble expected over
state fish and game commission
The Oregon legislature will con
vene in special session at Salem to
morrow. Sentiment Is being developed to
have all proposed bills Introduced
not later than Tuesday. AU measures
considered of first Importance already
have been drafted and will be pre
sented when the special session first
This plan is calculated to give the
members an idea of everything pro
posed for consideration and will en
able them to govern themselves ac
cordingly and also determine the
length of the session.
Joint Cancan I'ropoaed.
It is further suggested that a joint
caucus of senate and house meet after
all the measures have been presented
and winnow out such bills as are not
of sufficient importance to consume
time. There will be objections raised
to such a programme, naturally, but
champions of the plan Insist that a
member with a bill he believes meri
torious should not be afraid of having
it subjected to the acid test.
Notwithstanding Governor Olcott
gave his reasons for calling the spe
cial session and Indicated the neces
sity of action on several matters,
many members are of the opinion
that even the programme of legis
lation suggested by the governor does
not justify an extraordinary assem
bling of the legislature and they are
looking for some more potent motive
which has not come to light.
Coincident with the call of the gov
ernor a crop of tentative legislation
developed. This list of measures is
increasing hourly and the bills are
not, as a rule, having their origin
with the lawmakers but with the
people. Societies,, commissions, or
ganizations and individuals are ask
ing that advantage be taken of the
special session to have some special
statutes enacted. A mass of strictly
local measures will be dumped into
the bill hopper.
Large Appropriations Asked.
Already large sums of money are
wanted and members of the ways and
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