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VOL.. XL NO. 20
Entered U Portland Or it on)
Postof'ire as Second-Class Mtitter
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BACHELOR SEA LIONS
DR. MARKHAM PROVES
HIS MOTHER'S EQUAL
STORY OF DAYS GONE BY GIVES
RISE TO CHALLENGE.
CAMPAIGN TO OUST
NEZ PERCE INDIANS
ROBBED OF $50,000
LIBERTY BONDS ARE TAKEN
FROM AGENCY SAFE.
TO BE EXTERMINATED
4 00 HAREM OWNERS TO ES
CAPE HUNTERS' BULLETS.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION"
ER TO STAY ON JOB.
M IR THREAT
MADE BY FRANCE
BATTLE OF MINERS
JOB HUNTERS WAIT
BY FIFTH HUSBAND
oIes to Get Help if Ger
WIS AMAZED BY SPEECH
Jritish Premier's Criticism of
Poland Draws Fire.
fEUTON BANDS BLAMED
disorders in Upper Silesia Not Al
together Xue to Poles, Says
Briand to Newspaper Men.
PARIS. May 14. (By the Associated
rcss.) The entry of German troops
nto upper Silesia would provoke in
orvention by regular Polish troops.
vhich would mean war, and in sucr.
war. France could not remain neu
ral, according to expressions in
fficlal circles here today.
The utmost amazement was ex-
ressed in these circles at the speecn
esterday of Mr. Lloyd George, the
iritish prime minister, on the upper
ileslan situation containing what is
egarcied here as extraordinarily
riendly references to Germany and
udgments hostile toward Poland and
msympathetic toward France.
Premier Briand himself took the
inusual course or receiving an me
oreign newspaper correspondents in
group this afternoon to recount to
hem what the French government
ad done and intended to do.
France Opposed to Move.
France is unalterably opposed to
ny uerman military operations m
pner Silesia, the premier declared.
Never, never, could the r rench
overnment consent to German troops
ntering upper Silesia, the premier
exclaimed to half a hundred foreign
""correspondents he received at the
"German bands are operating in
t'pper Silesia, maltreating and ar-
-esting Poles." continued M. Briand.
Not all the disorders In that prov
nce are produced by the Poles. The
'rench government could not permit
".erman military forces to intervene
n such a situation.
I protest with all ,my energy
against the false Impressions being
kpread throughout the world. The
'rench government has fulfilled to
he utmost of its power Its duty in
.'pper Silesia. We have 12,000 troops
here who have had to deal with
00,000 insurgents and a rising of sev-
ral hundred thousand persons.
British Troops Wanted.
"The French troops could do no
more than hold the cities, the towns
nd the strategic points.
"If the British government would
end 50,000 troops there to help us the
lisorders could be put down more
"The news received by the foreign
ffice from Upper Silesia today is that
he insurgents are going to their
omes and returning to work.
The French government's solution
that the allies should in the first
lace assume a culm attitude and in-
truct their commissioners in Upper
Silesia to try to reach a unanimous
Such an agreement, said M. Briand,
hvould not be difficult if all consid-
rations except the results of the
plebiscite were excluded. The French
government's only instructions to its
ommissioner, he said, "were to de-
ermine, according to the majority
f the ballots in the communes which
hould go to Poland and which to
At the close of his statement. Pre
mier Briand was asked regarding
possible mediation by the United
The United States." he replied.
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U. S. Lighthouse Service to Call
- for Bids for Killing or Obnox
ious, Mateless Seals.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14. Because
100 bachelor sealions on Anno Nuevo
island, 20 miles north of Santa Cruz,
Cal., clutter up the walks around the
lighthouse, steal food from the back
porch cf the lighthouse keeper's cot
tage and have a sneaking desire to
take up their residence in the front
parlor, the United States lighthouse
service will open bids Tuesday for
shooting the obnoxious bachelors, it
was announced today by H. W. Rhodes,
lighthouse superintendent for Call
There are 400 more sealions on the
island, but as they consist of thor
oughly trained husbands with their
harem of wives, they have their own
social sets and don't bother the light
house keeper, said Rhodes.
The bachelors' skins are good for
leather, their blubber contains . good
oil and the rest of their carcasses can
be sold for fertilizer, he said.
SENIOR CLASS IN' PLAY
"It Pays to Advertise" Presented
in Goldcndale Auditorium.
GOLDENDALE. Wash., May 14.
(Special.) The senior cla.',s play. "It
Pays to Advertise," was r resented In
the high school auditorium at Gold
endale last night under the super
vision of Professor Dakin. superin
tendent of the Goidendale schools.
The cast .of characters was as fol
lows: Mary Grayson, Mildred Rum
ble: Johnson, Julia McGuire; Comtesse
de Beaurien. Gertrude Spoon; Rodney
Martin, Ted Gillenwaters; Cyrus Mar
tin. George Cerveny; Ambrose Peale,
Ivan Morris; Marie, Anna Anderson
William Smith, Arthur Stram; Donald
McChestney, Paul Ballou; Miss Burke,
Ruth Smith; Ellery Clark, Harold
George Bronson, Mervyn Horner.
SWAN SLAYERS ARE FINED
Defendants Say Bird Was Goose,
Rut Cannot Prove It.
TAK1MA, Wash., May 14. I. J.
Bounds, attorney, and George F.
Stean, hotel man, today pleaded guilty
to violation of the migratory bird
treaty through killing a swan, and
were fined S5 each by Judge Rudkin
in federal court. They stated that,
while pleading 'guilty, the bird they
killed was an Arctic goose.
When the court asked for material
evidence they said that the stuffed
bird which caused the case had been
placed in a chest for safekeeping, as
they had Intended to use it as evi
dence, but that rats got into the chest
and destroyed the exhibit.
PEACE-MAKER IS STABBED
Sheepman Who Interfered In Quar
rel Seriously Hurt.
NTSSA. Or., May 14. (Special.)
John E. Joyce, sneepman of Juntura,
was stabbed in the abdomen at Jun
tura Monday night ana was taken
to a hospital at Ontario, where he
is now said to be in a critical condi
tion. A quarrel between two sheepherd
ers in a pool hall was stooped by
Joyce and others. Later, when Joyce
stepped outside, he was attacked.
The assailant is in custody of the au
thorities at Vale. Joyce is an ex
MAILS TO BE PROTECTED
Arms AVill Be Issued o Station
Guards and Rail Clerks.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 14. Prepa
rations were being made here to arm
all postal employes, it was announced
bv Edward McGratli, superintendent
of tile railway mail service.
Guards armed with shotguns will
be placed on duty at all railroad
stations and the - 340 railway . mail
clerks traveling out of Seattle will
be armed with pistols.
rtiperintendent Mcurath, whose
district includes Idaho. Montana.
Oregon, Washington and Alaska, said
everv precaution would be taken
against mail robberies.
Several Trips Made to Get
WIFE DECLARED lNNOP'
Naval Petty Officer Was to
NO LAWYER YET SEEN
Woman Accused or Murderinj
. fourth Spouse Requests to Stay
in Cell - Until Trip.
HONOLULU. T. H., May 14. By the
Associated Press.) Paul Vincent
Southard, fifth husband of the woman
held here on a charge of murdering
Pher fourth husband, Edward F. Mey
ers, lit Pocatelio. Idaho, told officials
in charge of the naval Insurance office
at Pearl Harbor two weeks ago 1111
h. wished to take out 10.000 Insur-
.. in favor nf his wife. Southard is
a petty officer in the navy.
He asked what steps were necessary
to get the insurance and made sev
eral trips to the office on this matter.
Mrs. Southard has expressea a wish
to remain In detention
rrival of Deputy Shertrr urmsu, uU
his wife from 'twin rana.
cording- to the police, despite the fact
that she was informed sne coum .i
be held here legally more than 48
hours without a cnarge rous -
She has refused to see any lawyers.
but asked that her husband be per
mitted to' see her. He has visueo. ner
every day and said today ne was on..
,., h nf her innocence. He na3
nniied for leave of absence irom me
it-, .nlnlanil nVlPsH of
navy to go 10 ine ,.
hia wife and arrange tor ner ueieu.
PAPERS SENT TO ISLANDERS
Deputy Sheriff and Wife to Bring
Alleged -Slayer Back.
WOTSE. Idaho. May 14. (Special.)
Lieutenant-Governor Moore tooay
it,,i extradition papers aoaresseu
tn tv. governor of the Hawaiian
islands, calling for delivery of Mrs.
Lyda Southard, alleged woman blue-
heard of Twin Falls, to Deputy Sher
iff Ormsby. A few minutes later
sheriff Sherman was on his way to
Twin Falls with the papers. The
papers will be forwarded by Mrs.
Ormsby, wife of the deputy sheriff,
who will accompany him to Honolulu
and take charge of the prisoner on
the return trip.
Governor Moore expressed satisfac
tion that Mrs. Southard had been ap
prehended. "I recall reading of her
attempt to collect insurance on her
husband's life last fall," said he, "and
if she has been at large ever since,
while investigations were being made
of her supposed crimes, it is remark
able she has not made" good her
escape and disappeared utterly."
"We have been working on the case
for the last three months," said Sher
iff Sherman. "Part of the stomach
of Meyer was sent to Salt Lake for
examination. At the time of the au
topsy on the body the results showed
that a quantity of arsenic was in the
"Mr. Ormsby then went to Mon
tana, where Mrs. Southard and one of
her husbands had lived. From there
the trail led to Missouri, .where the
bodies of the Dooley brothers were
exhumed and examined. Arsenic was
found in the examinations of all the
men. Mrs. Ormsby will convey the
extradition papers to Sun Francisco,
where 6he will"" meet Mr. Ormsby and
they will sail for Honolulu May IS.
As far as we know, the accused wom
an does not know that we have the
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CARTOONIST PERRY PRESENTS HIS IMPRESSIONS OF ' SOME EVENTS
Poem Written "While-Yon-Wait"
Printed on Press That Typed
f "Nher's Verses 72 Years Aao.
ther's Verses 7!
4 iNIVERSITT OF OREGON, Eugene,
jay 14. (Special.) An incident of
1849 was re-acted. 72 years later at
the University of Oregon when Eric
,W. Allen, dean of the school of
journalism, made an astounding chal
lenge to Edwin Markham, Oregon's
famous poet, who has been on the
campus within the past week.
It happened while Edwin Markham
was speaking to an audience in the
T. M. C. A. hut. He was telling a
story of the early days of Oregon City,
which was his birthplace. One day an
old-fashioned steamboat which plied
between Oregon City and Portland
ran aground on a sandbar not far
below the falls, and for a time ithe
swift current threatened to bring
disaster to the stranded vessel. Among
the people who quickly gathered on
the shore was the editor of the Ore
gon City Spectator. He rushed here
and there and finally got most of the
details of the accident and by the' time
it was seen that the steamer would
be able to free herself and that the
passengers would be saved he had
everything he needed for a story on
Hastening back to the office the
editor gave the shop foreman the
story and while it was being set ho
dashed off to the Markham home.
There he fbund Edwin Markham's
mother, Mrs. Markham, who was
known as the town poet, in her kitch
en and at once demanded that she
write a poem commemorating the
rescue of the passengers and crew
from the wreck. Taking a pencil
she set herself to the task and In a
few minutes had the desired poem.
The editor rushed back to his shop
and the poem was quickly set up,
placed in the center of the page.with
the story and a number of copies run
off on the hand press. The enter
prising newspaper man then took
bunch of the papers, hurried down to
the landing, arriving Just as the
steamer came in, and sold copies of
the publication to the passengers who
read of their rescue in its columns.
Dean Allen on hearing this story
rose and said to Dr. Markham, "We
haven't lost our pep here In Oregon
yet and we can do anything now that
they did 70 years ago. If you are as
good a poet as your mother you may
write a' poem for me now inside of
ten minutes and I'll print it for you
and have copies of it ready for dis
tribution when you have finished
your talk on this evening's pro
gramme. "What is more, I will print It on
the same press used by the editor
you tell of in your reminiscence," de
clared Dean Allen. (This press Is now
in the possession of the school of
journalism as a relic).
"I don't know whether I could make
up a poem on the moment, but how
would a quatrain that came into my
head as 1 was coming into Eugene on
the train do?" inquired Dr. Markham
"Fair enough," agreed Dean Allen,
"for your mother was probably think
ing of the rescue before the editor
Before the ten minutes the poet had
written out the following poem, giving
it to Dean Allen.
All my life long I praised my neig-hbor he
All of bis life said only ill of me.
But I was well avenged the world, for
Knew neither of us ever told the truth.
Dean Allen at once hastened to the
university press, and the verse was
set up in type. He then locked it up
in a chase and took it over to the
old Washington hand-press, the same
press with which the Oregon City
Spectator was printed years ago, and
ran off a number of proofs.
Hastening back to the Y. M. C. A.
hut where Dr. Markham was still
lecturing, with half an hour to spare.
Dean Allen at the end of the talk
distributed copies of the poem to
members of . the audience and gave a
number of them to Dr. Markham for
Thus was a etory of 70 years age.
repeated by different characters antf
under different conditions.
Time for Filing Petitions for Re
call Expires- Not Hair Enough
SALEM, Or., May 14. (Special.)
There will be no attempted recall of
Ff-ed A. Williams, chairman of the
Oregon public service commission, in
connection with the special election to
be held June 7. This was definitely
settled late this afternoon, when the
time expired for filing petitions with
the secretary of state. Under the Ore
gon law a person against whom a re
call election is directed has five days
in which to resign after the petitions
are filed with the secretary of state,
The secretary of state then has 20
days in which to call the election. In
other words. 25 days must elapse be
tween the time of filing the petitions
and the date of the election.
When the move to recall Mr. Will
iams first originated it was said that
the question would be submitted to
the voters at the special election June
7. Petitions later were placed in cir
culation., but reports reaching Salem
today indicated that less than half
enough signatures had been obtained.
H. H. Corey and Fred G. Buchtel,
other members of the commission, who
were re-elected, began their terms
January 1 and are not subject to re
call until they have served six months
1 of their terms.
SWALLOWS THRONG CLIFF
Birds Along Columbia Highway
Taken for Butterflies.
HOOD RIVER, Or., May 14. (Spe-cial.)-r-Crews
engaged in preparing
the new stretch of Columbia river
highway, between Mosier and The
Dalles, for paving, have discovered
that the high cliffs around Rowena
dell and on Rowena point, around
which the highway winds in a series
of graceful loops, are the homes of
hundreds of swallows of a gay-col
ored species. The birds are small.
Their bodies are blue, and white spots
appear in tail feathers and on wings.
The birds darting in and out among
the rocky pinnacles are taken by
strangers noting fhem at a distance
for large butterflies.
WIRELESS PACT TOPIC
Peruvian Award to London Com
pany Draws V, S. Letter.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 14. The
award by the Peruvian government
of a concession to the Marconi Wire
less Telegraph company, Ltd., of Lon
don. for operation of the Peruvian
wireless, postal and telegraphic serv.
ices for a period of 25 years, has
been made the 1)8818 for representa
tions by the American government.
The American communication has
not been made public, and state de.
partment officials declined today to
discuss its contents. It was learned.
however, that It was not in the form
of a protest.
WHEAT SELLS FOR $1.30
Small Lots Change Hands
in Walla Walla.
WALLA' WALLA,. Wash., May 14.
(Special.) Wheat prices touched $1.30
today for the first time in weeks,
with the result that a large number
of small lots were sold.
Warm weather of the last few days
has encouragea wheat growers, as
the wheat was turning yellow from
the continued cold. Warm rains are
now wanted. The alfalfa raisers
have been complaining of the spread
of aphis activities and gardens also
have been held back by the cold.
WEEK GENERALLY FAIR
Normal Temperature Promised Pa
cific States This AVeok.
WASHINGTON. May 14. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Northern Rocky mountain, plateau
regions and Pacific states Generally
fair and normal temperature.
4-4- . Ml 17
Kentucky and West Vir
ginia Firing Terrific.
FOUR ARE REPORTED KILLED
Two National Guard Com
panies Called Out.
TUG RIVER IS SCENE
Mingo and Pike Counties Still
Gripped by Struggle of Non
union and Union Labor.
PJKEVLLE, Ky., May 14. Terrific
firing from both the Kentucky and
West Virginia sides of the Tug river,
along the section that has been in a
virtual state of war for the last 48
hours, was resumed early today, ac
cording to reports from Pike county
officers in the trouble zone. From
the West Virginia side came word
that a number of men, whose names
had not been learned, were killed.
two companies of Kentucky na
tional guardsmen late today were or
dered from Frankfort to McCarr, Ky.,
In Pike county, where a state of
virtual war. it was said, has existed
for two days.
WILLIAMSON, W. Va.. May 14
The battle in the mountains, which
has raged for two days between sym
pathizers and opponents of the
United Mine Workers in the Wil
liamson coal district was resumed
today at McCarr, Ky., and Lynn, W.
Va., a little village near McCarr. Fir
ing was reported also at Sprigg.
Four Reported Killed.
An unconfirmed report was re
ceived at state police headquarters
this afternoon that four men had
been killed in fighting at Lynn,
The battle In the mountains of both
Mingo and Pike counties, along the
Tug river, is merely a phase of a
greater struggle in which the rich
coal district is locked the Industrial
struggle over the question of union
izing or keeping "open" the mines.
Miners on Lockout Strike.
Union miners on "lockout strike,"
as the leaders describe It, were
evicted from homes owned by the
coal companies, to settle nearby on
leased land in tent colonies. No
longer able to trade at the company
commissaries at the various mining
towns, they subsist on rations shipped
by the union.
Deprived of funds as a result of
being out of work, they draw benefits
from the union.
Propaganda is being circulated by
both sides, each blaming the others
FEDERAL TROOPS ORDERED
Secretary Weeks Gets Authority to
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 14.
Major-General Read, commandant of
the 6th corps area, was instructed to
day by Secretary Weeks to send fed
eral troops into Mingo county, West
Virginia, If the general deemed the
presence of troops there necessary to
quell the border disturbance.
After it had been decided to Issue
proclamation declaring martial
law In Kentucky and West Virginia
late today, the war department re
ceived a message from Governor Mor
row of Kentucky, saying that the
troops had been sent into the strike
district. The proclamation then was
The proclamation, however, was
signed by the president, who em-
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IN THE RECENT NEWS.
Securities and $783 Cash Found
Missing at Lapwal When
Clerk Opens Vault.
LEWISTON. Idaho. May 14 Bur
glars last night gained entrance to
the vault at the Ncs Perce Indian
agency at Lapwal, Idaho, 12 mllee
from Lewlston, and obtained $50,000
worth of liberty bonds, property of
Indians, and $785 in cash.
The robbery was discovered when
the clerk. W. N. Sickles, entered the
office this morning. Sickles opened
the outer doors by the usual method
of working the combination and then
discovered that a. tool had been used
in opening the inner doors. The bonds
and currency were in small safes In
Superintendent Llpps of the agency,
tonight reported that no clew what
ever had been gained as to the per
VICTORY BONDS YIELD 6.05
Federal Reserve Bank Quotes 4 4
RAV FRANCISCO. May 14. The
earning power of liberty bonds, fig
ured from their market prices at the
olos of business today, is shown
in the following weekly table Issued
by the federal reserve bank:
First 3Hs, market price 8714. ap
proximately 4.23 per cent; first 4s,
87. 4.87; first 4 14s. 87 512; second
4s, 87, 4.99; second 414. 8714, 6.25;
third 4s, 90, 5.81; fourth 4s, 87H,
5.37; victory 4s, 97. 6.06; victory
3s, 9714. 5.08
FARMING PROJECT FAILS
Big AVestcrn Canada Corporation in
Hands or Receiver.
CALGARY. Alta.. May 14 H. F.
McDonald of this city today was
named receiver for the Noble Founda
tion, Ltd., the largest farming cor
poration in western Canada.
Among Its creditors were me mer
chants bank of Canada, Bankers
Trust company of New York and
Henry Carstens of Seattle, Wash.
Liabilities and- assets were not
made public, but it was said unoffi
daily that Mr. Carstens" claims alone
amounted to approximately IJOO.OOO.
SIX LOST IN BLIZZARD
Barge and Crew Adrift In Storm on
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., May 14
One of the worst spring blizzards in
years swept over Lake Superior last
night driving all lake vessels into
harbor. Six inches of snow fell.
Six men, comprising the crew of the
barge Miztec, were believed to have
been lost in the blizzard of last night
and early today, which tore the Miz-
tec and the barge Peshtigo loose
from the steamer Zillah, off White
fish point In Lake Superior.
WHITES IN ALASKA FEWER
Total In 10 Years Falls From 36,
400 to 25,883.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 14. The
white population of Alaska decreased
23.4 per cent between 1910 and 1920,
the census bureau announced today.
Of a total population of 64,(89 re
corded last year, whites totaled
25,883 compared with 36.400 In 1910
Indians in Alaska, on the basis of
the 1920 census numbered 26.421;
negroes, 128; Chinese, 66; Japanese
312, and Filipinos, llawallans and
NEW YORK CENSORS FILMS
BUI Creating Motion Picture Com
mission Becomes Law.
A LB A NT. N. T., May 14. Governor
Miller today signed the Lusk-Clayton
motion-picture censorship bill.
The law creates a motion-picture
commission of three members ap
pointed by the governor and con
firmed by the senate.
Friends Now Doubtful of
PLEDGES HELD TOO FREE
Junior Senator Said to Have
Promised Rewards to Many.
ELIMINATION GOING ON
Consolation Prizes Being Held for
Some Who Cannot Get Jobs
That Thejr Want.
Another week gone and Senators
Mc.Vary and Stanfield are still unable
to agree on who shall receive the fed
eral jobs. Tho senators re tparrlng.
and that Is as far as they hve gone.
Meanwhile the army of candidates
Is growing restive and auspicious.
The dark thought Is seeping Into the
minds of some that hey have been
"double-crossed," and If they fall to
land appointments their suspicion
will be confirmed.
Slow as the senators are, tho proc
ess of elimination is gradually going
on. Every few days some aspirant
receives word that he Is out of the
running. Also the impression is gain
ing ground that It will be Senator
Mc.Vary who will be the principal
factor In deciding the appointments.
So far as -known. Senator Mc.Vary hit
made no promises, but there are as
pirants who say that Senator Stan
field made specific pledges.
"tanfleld'a Friends Dubious.
The explanation Is that in the ex
uberance of his victory Senator Stan
field was honestly eager to reward
all of the men who were active In
his behalf, but with the passage of
time and a cooling down- of the ex
citement came also a realization that
not all of the federal jobs were with
in bis r1"- Then there is another
feature, which Is that the senator I
reported to have promised the same
Job to more than one which would
be a grave political error. i
Anyway, whatever the reason may
be. friends of Senator Stanfield are
beginning to feel dubious about him.
There has been a comparison of notes
which is leading to the belief that
the senator is not likely to make
good on a lot of his promise.
Apparently Senator McNary fj sil
ting tight and while he Is not pro
posing anyone so far, he ha been
failing to enthuse over nominees sug
gested by his colleague. It may be
that Senator Stanfield, In order to
land some particular man. may agree
to all other appointments which Sen
ator McNary may eventually present.
This is a rumor which Is gaining
ground in Oregon and it does nut
make candidates feel any more at
Tare Are Eliminated.
Three known candldales have heen
eliminated from the tpotllght Job.
It Is also said that the office of fed
eral prohibition director and the
United States appraiser Job are beind
held as consolation prizes.
A. A. Bailey, who aspired to be the
prohibition officer, received a lotler
saying that he was out of the race as
another man had been selected. An
other letter was received eterdiy,
signed by Senator Stanfield, waa
also, the Bailey communication, in
which the news was contained that
Sanfield Macdonald, al"0 candidate
for prohibition officer, has no chance
for the Job, but that It was hoped that
some other position would be found
fur Mr. McDonald which would be sat
isfactory to him. Mr. Macdonald Is
wondering what sort of tconanlatlon
prize they are figuring on for him.
Dr. Joseph A. l.innville, of Carlton
iCoiH-ludeo' on I'.kc 1I, iiolumn I.I