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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, rORTLAXD. SEPTEMBER 25. 1021
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Deputies .Oppose Ministers,
r but Delay Attack.
BRIAND CHARMS HEARERS
w Members Lack Experience and
Want leader to Begin Work
BY ANDRE TAKDIEU. -Formtrly
tilth Prsmler to America.
Copyright. ll21. by Ths Orrionlin.)
PAJUS. Kept. 24. (Special Cable.)
The parliamentary life In France will
he returned October 18, and already
there la activity In the lobbies of
To understand what may ensue
when parliament frets under way, to
Rather the significance of certain
move that may be made, a statement
of the party lineup Is necessary. The
situation Is likely to become ex
tremely confused because the major
ity of the present members of the
chamber are without political train
ing. The chief feature of the 1919 elec
tions was a spontaneous demand for
something new. Probably the voters
(lid not know exactly what they
sought. They did was union. They
were tired of the old religious quar
rels. They dreamed of a great na
tional effort for reconstruction and
development of the resources of the
The result of this aspiration was
a severe setback to the pre-war poli
ticians, notably the radical socialists,
who for years had governed France,
usually in coalition with the social
ists. The members of the party are
neither very radical nor very soclal
istlcally inclined, but are liberal and
Party la Crushed.
This party was crushed at the
lections for the chamber with uni
versal suffrage prevailing, but- got
revenge two months later when the
senatorial elections wre held under
limited suffrage. Thus It mantalnsd
a strong Influence over local adminis
tration, which -or 15 years had been
rocrulted from among Its followers.
1 emphasise the fact because it dem
onstrates the present situation and
xpiatns the deep confusion.
So In the chamber we have an antl
soclallst, religiously liberal and pol
itically moderate majority. But
neither the government nor the local
administrations really represents this
majority. By a strange paradox our
ministers of the Interior for the past
two years, formerly M. Steeg and now
M. Marraud, have been taken from
the ranks of the radical socialists,
who were overwhelmed In 1919. The
party's satisfaction In this is shown
by Its faithful support of Premie?
B riant and its opposition to sending
an ambassador to the Vatican. The
whole idea of this defeated party
to prepare for victory In the elec
tions two and a half years hence.
For this It needs the good will of
the minister of interior and his pre
fects, and these now are obtinel.
Parados Is Famished.
We have therefore the further
paradox of a parliamentary majority
being combatted all over the country
by agents of a cabinet which that
majority maintains In office. You
may well ask why It is that a ma
jority upholds with votes a cabinet
whose agents are fighting it. The
answer is that being composed
politically of Inexperienced1 men, the
majority hesitates to assume the re
sponsibility of a ministerial crisis.
Moreover, this same inexperience
makes the majority of the deputies
highly susceptible to oratory and
when Briand, with brs old-fashioned
Ktump style, explains) the advantages
of his policies, they allow themselves
to be charmed by his words, - They
roalixe that for ten months France
has been yielding on ail sides the
rights she won during the war. But
thsae problems are so complicated
the majority cannot follow the de
tails, and after sporadic outbursts
of protest, it soon relapses into
i Majority Is Ilealtattag.
This odd exhibition erf testlness at
one moment and resignation the next
Js the first thing that strikes one In
the lobbies teday. The majority
recognises that a change Is necessary,
but the same majority Is resolved not
to make It. The ministry is 'being
bitterly assailed and Is without solid
support but .that does not mean it
will be overthrown on the convening
of parliament The sessions are re
turned on the eve of the Washington
tonference, from which Premier
llrtand is sure. to make capital.
To put Into execution a budget for
5,000,000,000 francs, not Including
jienslons and reconstructions, and to
raise an equivalent sum in taxes,
meaning four or five billions of new
taxation, the deputies would like
Strong leadership. It Is almost
unanimously agreed that such leader
ship Is lacking, but the deputies vain
ly ask each other where they are to
find it and how they are to install it
.Twa Problems Dosalnaat.
France has no such terrible causes
of unrest as Great Britain, with Ire
land, Egypt and India forever to be
considered, but France has two domi
nant problems. One Is safety and the
other Is reparations. Or you might
say that France has but one problem
-Germany. The ehanjber realizes
that- It is Its vital duty to solve this
problem, but thus far It has not dis
covered a method. That is why there
is so much hesitation, embarrassment
and pessimism In political circles.
A leader Is wanted who knows
where fie Is going.
the practical application of the va
rious phases of the peace-time pro
gramme, will be held simultaneously
during the convention. Among the
subjects to be discussed are: Post war
service, nutrition service, volunteer
service, nursing service, public health
cursing, health service. Junior Red
Cross and peaoe-tlme home service.
On the evenings of October 7 and
S a pageant especially written for.
the occasion by Ruth Mougey Worrell,
nationally-known pageant writer and
producer, will be presented. The pag
eant will visualise the history,
achievements. Ideals and plans for the
future of the American Red Cross.
More than 1000 men, women and chil
dirn will participate. In addition to a
chorus of llOO voices directed by Pro
fessor Whltehouse. Humanity is the
ler.ding figure In the pageant. Mrs.
Worrell received her Inspiration for
the pageant from the glorious stained
glass memorial windows In ths na
tional headquarters of the American
l:d Cross at Washington.
Miss Louise Franklin Bache. who
hes been in the service of the Junior
Red Cross for two years, is ths author
of the Junior Red Cross pageant. "The
Junior Court of Service." to be pre
sented hy 1000 children, augmented by
a chorus of 100 children's voices. The
I agent will bring before the audi
ence in tableau form the manifold,
activities in which the Junior organ
ization members are engaged today.
TAUNTED TO SHOOT
Woman Witness Tells of
Quarrel in Street.
MATTHEWS BOUND OVER
Chandler Huntington, who was one
of the first white children born in
Oregon, died at Alameda, Cel., Satur
day, September 17,
according to news
received in Portland
ment was at Milton,
Cal., where he had
een living for some
September 21. He
was 72 years of age.
Mr. II u n 1 1 ngton's
parents came to
Oregon from Indi
ana by .ox-team In
1M8 and first set
tled on the Colum
bia slough. It was
mum itial La was born the following
year. In November, 1849, his father
moved to a donation claim at the
mouth of the Cowlitx river in Wash
ington. He was elected to the first
legislature, following the admission
of Washington as a state.
He also served Cowllts county, as
treasurer, from 1895 to 1899. He moved
to Milton, Cal., in 1900 and made his
home there until the day of his death.
He Is survived by his widow and a
daughter, Sirs. Ruth A. droves, both
of Milton. There are also four broth
ers In Washington: Spencer and El
mer Huntington of North Yakima,
Wallace Huntington of Kelso, Wash.,
and Kdwln Huntington of Castle Rock.
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CITY WAITS RED GROSS
NATIONAIj coxvextiox to be
HELD OCTOBER 4-8.
Columbus Trrpares for Thousands
of Delegates From All Parts
COLUMBUS, O., Bept. 24. With
thousands of delegates coming from
all motions of the United States and
Island possessions, this city Is putting
on the finishing touches for the Na
tional Red Cross conventlpn here Oc
tober preparatory to the renewal
rf membership activities to be
launched In November.
Nationally and internationally
prominent speakers have been as
signed places on the programme for
the four days of the convention. Sis
sectional conferences, offering chap
ter ropresentativejnn opportunity for
an Interchange of views relative to
John II. Barras.
Funeral services for John H. Barras
of 201 Haxelfern avenue, who died at
Mercy hospital in Eugene September
21, were held Friday afternoon at i
o'clock at Flnley's chapel. Rev. 1
Johnson officiating. Final services
will be held at his former horns' In
Fscanaba. Mich. The Maeonio lodge
there and Mlspah lodge of South St.
Pauhpf which he was a member, will
have charge of the services at the
grave. Mr. Barras also was a mem
ber of the Knights of Pythias of
South St. Paul and of the Laurelhurst
club of this city.
Mr. Barras was bora in Escanaba,
Mich., 47 years ago. Hs came to
Portland about two years sgo from
South St. Paul to open an office here
for the National Pole company as
district manager, which office he held
at the time of his death. Ha had
been In the employ of this company
continuously for nearly S , years.
Survivors are his widow, two daugh
ters, Jessica J. and Laura V. Barras,
and a son, Edwin P. Barras.
Andrew W. Howser.
-BURNS, Or., Sept. 24. (Special.)
The funeral services of Andrew W.
Howser, 83, were held from the fam
liy home near Harney, Or, Tuesday,
interment following at Burns. An
drew W. Howser was born in War
saw, Benton county, Maine, on Octo
ber 19, 1837. He was the first boy
born in Warsaw. The family came
west in 1853. A widow and six chil
Brownsville Has New Garage.
BROWNSVILLE, Or., Sept, U
(Special.) With the opening of the
Nelson-Bartram Motor company in
Brownsville Monday this city will
have two garage and auto repair
houses run by ex-service men. The
first established by ex-service men
here is owned by John Miller, who
was In the Argonne fight and Dean
Tycer, sailor. The new firm la com
posed of Ola.C Nelson ot Astoria and
J. J. Bertram of Portland. Their me
chanic ia R. W. WhitselU who had
two years of experience in automobile
Preliminary Hearing Is Held at
Med ford as Result of Killing
at Eagle Point.
MEDFORD, Or., Sept. 24. (Special.)
Sensational testimony- was given
by Mrs. Lottie Van Scoy at the pre
liminary hearing this afternoon in
Justice of the Peace Taylor's court
during-the trial of Raleigh Matthews,
farmer boy, charged with second de
gree murder for the fatal shooting
of Wilbur (Wig) Jacks at Eagle
Point last Tuesday morning. Matth
ews was bound over to await action
of the grand Jury, after a plea of
his attorney. Charles Reames, to re
duce the charge to' manslaughter had
been denied. The defense cauea no
Mrs. Van Scoy, at whose home
Jacks was a lodger and who was
called as a state's witness, said that
she was in her back yard when her
attention was attracted by loud talk
ing. She went to the-front of the
house and saw Jacks standing on the
sidewalk and Matthews in the road
astride his horse.
Jacks Reported Cnralag.
She testified that Jacks was curs
ing and throwing; rocks at Matthews
and she heard the youth say: "I'm not
looking for trouble." Jacks replied,
ste testified. "I'm the man that's
looking for trouble. I ran you eight
miles yesterday and I'l get you yet.
Oo ahead and shoot; you're a too big
a coward to shoot."
She then testified she heard Mat
thews say: "Get out from in front
of that house and I'll show you
whether I'm afraid to shoot or not."
Mrs. Van Scoy also testified that
Jacks' words were Interspersed with
curses, and that the men moved ub
ui down the street, back and forth,
and shortly afterwards she heard a
revolver discharged several times.
She also said her view was obstructed
by a pine tree.
Wltaeaa Is Meatless.
Asked by the state If she bore any
like or dislike, fur Jacks, she- said:
"I always spoke to the men' when
I met him. I had do reason to like
or dlsliae blm. k
Harry Lewis, a resident of Eagle
Point, testified that he drove a wagon
by the scene of the crime. Just before
the shooting and that he saw ths ?Vo
man. Jacks on the sidewalk and Ua
hews on In horse. He spoke to tne
wo and dri.ve his wwgon between
them. V, hen a short distance down
the road he heard a shot and turnel
around t-i see Jacks running down
"ha sidewaik, holding his stomach
with his hands.
He testified he saw Matthews rid
ing seven or eight fret from acks and
shooting. Hs said the defendan fired
two shots and that after running 40
o.' SO yards acks Jumped over a fence
Into John Nichols' yard, lighting on
his back, and that he jumped up at
once. The witness testified he heard
Matthews Rides Heme.
Matthews then turned his horse
around and rode towards home.
Lewis testified positively that acks
did not have a gun and that both his
hands were clasped about his stomach
and that he was running as fast as
he. could. He denied that he had told
Attorney Reames on a visit to Eagle
Point after the death of acks that he
was not sure whether he had a gun
or not. '
He admitted that he Jiad told a
erowd of Eagle Point residents that
he had driven his team hard at the
firet shot, but said it was said in the
spirit of banter, when his friends
chllded him about being frightened
at the shot. The truth, he said, was
that he had urged his team out of
ths trot they were maintaining when
the trouble started.
The witness was questioned at
great length by- both aides relative
to his memory ofHime after be said
that the entire episode bad not taken
more than a mttiute. District At
torney Moore used his watch to test
he reliability of the witness on the
point, and found that he fixed nine
seconds as the actual time between
the first and second shots, after he
had testified that 10 or If seconds
Mrs. Eva Nichols testified that on
the morning she was attracted by
loud swearing and talking in the
street, and went out in the front
yard, and brought her little girl into
the house, the said she saw Jacks
and Matthews, the latter orr horse
back. In the street and that they
passed out of her line of vision when
she heard the first shot, and the oth
ers in rapid succession.
A large number of Eagle Point peo
ple attended the hearing and shook
hands with the boy.
27 GET SCHOLARSHIPS
Several Freshmen at Willamette
Receive Free Tuition.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Sa
lem, Sept. 24. (Special.) Twenty
seven freshmen entered Willamette
university with scholarships earned
last ear In high school, according to
information given out today by the
university registrar. Of the new en
trants who receive free tuition. 19 re
ceived their scholarships from a board
composed of representatives of Mc
Mtnnville college, Taciflc college. Pa
cific university. Philomath college,
Albany college and Wlllamete uni
evrslty. This organization was formed
The following is the list of the win
ners of academic honors: eBryl Coop
er, Salem; Violet L. Narthrop, Leba
non; Earl Harvie Mootry, West Linn;
Adelaide Jones. Woodburn; J. Wayne
Bowman, Philomath; Ronald B. Mc
Klnnls. Wallowa; Byrl Marsters. Sa
lem: Cleo Cochrane, Haines; Helvie
Silver, Astoria; Jack Burleson, Mc
Minnville; Laura Best, Medford;
Grace Marie Jasepr, Frankllss; Fay
Sparks, Bandon; Ernest Ford Calhoun.
Grants Pass; Leroy Walker, Rose
burg; Doris Jeffers. Enterprise; Ever
ett S. Ball, Portland; Lois Cobb. Rose
burg; Clarence Smith, oCttage Grove;
Jean Adams, Crovill, Atash.; Robert
Littler, Salem; Juanita Henry, Idaho
Falls, Idaho; Amy Kinney. Cashmere,
vv asn.; Merle Bonney. Carrield, Wash.;
Gertrude Spoon, Goldendale. Wash.;
Don Rehbock, Sunnyside, Wash.; Jen-
nene vandevort, Salem.
IIS In Tigard Schools.
TIGARD. Or., Sept. 24 (Special.)
The schools" of Tigard opened Sep
tember 19 with an enrollment of 118.
The teachers are E. B. Neddrx, Mrs.
Lottie Thomaslln, Miss Mildred Paul
son, Irene ftchmokel, Stella Millioan
and Mrs. Gilbert. Last Friday night
the local grange gave a reception in
honor of the teachers. This week
the Tigard boys and girls of the agri
cultural club carried away more thaq
hai; of all the prizes allotted at the
poi:nty fnlr In Hi'Osboro.
WALLUSKI SCHOOL BURNS
Loss Is About $2200 on Building
and Contents. i
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 24. (Special.)
The Walluski schoolhousa in dis
trict No. 26. near the Astor experi
ment station, was destroyed by fire
about 6:30 o'clock last night. The
loss was about $1200 on the building
and $1000 on the contents, with 1800
At the close of the school session
yesterday afternoon some of the
pupils were directed to remove the
ashes from the stove. In doing this
they placed a few charred pieces of
wood on the zinc under the stove and
the' flames were supposed to have
started , from these, as they broke
through the roof directly above where
the stove stood.
The structure was a one-room
building erected about ten years ago,
but this summer It was enlsrged as
well as repaired and painted. The
equipment included an organ and a
well-stocked library. It is expected
the board of directors will arranga
accommodations for the school, which
has in the neighborhood of 25 pupils,
while a' new building is erected.
There Is some talk of fitting up the
old mess house at the Walluski bridge
for this, purpose.
Club Has Social Evening.
MULTNOMAH. Or Sept. 24. (Spe
cial.) On Wednesday there was a so
cial evening given by the commercial
club at the Jiall. Many persons en
Joyed the one-minute speeches by ths
business men and all Jolsed in the
community sing that Walter Jenkins
'Multnomah Schools Open
MULTNOMAH, Or.. Bept. 24. (Spe
cial.) The Multnomah schools opened
September 6 with an enrollment of
109. Miss Young is In charge.
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