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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JUNE 18, 1923 1
Head of Harvester Company
PRIVACY PLANS FOILED
Subject as Well as Surgeon Finally
Cornered by News Hunters
In Chicago Institution.
CHICAGO, June 17. Mystery to
night veiled the exact nature of an
operation performed on Harold F.
McCormick, chairman of the execu
tive committee of the International
Harvester company,, Monday night,
the news of which did not become
public until today. ,
At the Wesley Memorial hospital
Jt was at first denied that Mr. Mc
Cormick was a patient there, al
though it was later admitted that
he occupied an entire wing which
had been walled off from the rest
of the Institution to Insure privacy.
The operation was performed by
Dr. Victor D. Lespinasse, widely
known surgeon, who figured some
time ago in a controversy with Dr.
Voronoff of Paris on the proper
manner of transferring animal
glands to humans, a branch of sur
gery in which he was said to be
well versed. After having been
questioned at length by newspaper
men regarding the operation on Mr.
McCormick, Dr. Lespinasse . issued
the following statement:
"Harold F. McCormick is a patient
in the Wesley Memorial hospital
under my care. He has been in the
hospital some time and has under
gone a minor operation. He was
here principally for rest, mental and
Gland Questions Dodged.
Dr. Lespinasse, members of the
hospital staff and of the McCormick
family refused to discuss widely
published statements that Mr. Mc
Cormick had been the subject of a
transplantation of glands with the
object of obtaining an extension "of
his years of youth.
Late today Mr. McCormick was
visited by his eldest daughter,
Muriel, and later by his youngest
daughter, Mathilde, and Howard
Colby, a close friend of the family.
When Mr. Colby was leaving the
hospital he was asked by a re
porter if Mr. McCormick had under
gone a glan a transplantation op
eration. "You had better ask him," he re
plied. "He Is smoking cigarettes
and feeling foe."
i Shortly after, sitting up in bed.
Mr. McCormick received several re
porters. In answer to questions ha
said that he was feeling "fine," but
asked directly regarding the . na
ture of the operation he declared:
"You might inquire at the desk.
and added that he had no statement
Doctor Finally Cornered.
Dr. Lespinasses spent most of the
day in dodging reporters and when
found in his office he first denied
his identity and then refused to dis
cuss the nature of the operation. He
did, however, tell of his experiments
in the transplantation of glands.
The surgeon asserted that he had
known about the transplanting of
monkey glands long before Dr. Vor
onoff. He asserted that he had now
discarded this and operated with
human glands. He said that he had
been interested in this work, the ob
ject of which is the rejuvenation of
human beings, for the past 15 years.
Mr. McCormick was reported at
the hospital to be resting easily to
Mr. McCormick is 61 years old and
recently has occupied much space in
the newspapers. Some months ago
he was divorced by his wife,
Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick,
daughter of John D. Rockefeller, on
the ground of desertion. A financial
settlement' was arranged out of
court, the threfe children of th
couple being allowed to select which
parent they desired to live with. AH
three have been living with their
father a few blocks from the home
occupied by Mrs. McCormick.
Other Marriage Removed.
Several weeks ago a court battle
was threatened when Mr. McCormick
was appointed guardian of his 17-
year-old daughter Mathilde, who had
announced her Intention of marrying
Max Oser, a Swiss riding master,
said to be 2T years her senior. Mr.
McCormick had announced that he
would not oppose the match, and
his appointment as guardian was
Been as an effort to clear away legal
entanglements to the union. Mrs.
McCormick, however, announced her
unalterable opposition to it and de
clared in court that Oser was a for
tune hunter. Despite this, Mr. Mc
Cormick was made guardian of his
Rumors that he might marry
again have been frequent since his
divorce, one of the names most fre
quently printed in this connection
being that of Mme. Ganna Walska,
Polish opera singer, whose divorce
from Alexander Smith Cochran,
wealthy New Yorker, was recently
TWO KILLED IN MINE
Four Others Are Believed to Have
Perished in Blaze.
BERKELEY, CaL, June 17. Two
men were known to be dead and
three-or four others were believed
to have perished in a fire in the
Quartet mine at Searchlight, Nev.,
which was discovered late yester
day, according to information re
ceived here tonight at the office of
the United States bureau of mines.
The four men who were believed
to have perished were caught
the mine, the information said. The
names of the dead and missing had
not been obtained at 8:45 P. M. A
rescue car left Coalinga, Cal., to
night for Searchlight, officers of
the United States bureau of minas
said. . i
The fire, telegrams said, was on
the mine's 800-foot level, where tim
' bers were burning. The Quartet
property Is a gold mine. The ori
in and othw details of the fire had
not been learned here. Searchlight
is a small camp across the state
line from Oatman, Ariz.
GREETERS ARE FETED
Vancouver and Seattle Delegates
to Convention Are Guests.
A banquet honoring the delegates
from Vancouver and. Seattle to the
annual convention of the Greeters
of America was given at the Port
land hotel last night with an attend
ance of about 50 members of the
local organization' of Greeters and
their invited guests. Louis Lucas,
national president of the organiza
tion, -was the guest Of honor. He is
a member of the Seattle Greeters
and was elected to the national
presidency at the convention held
last year in New Orleans.
The Vancouver and Seattle dele
gations were joined here by A. E.
Holcomb of the Portland Greeters
and Mrs. Holcomb and will leave at
once for Pittsburg, where the na
tional convention is to take place
June 25 to 28. A stop will bemade
in Denver June 20 to attend the
dedication of the new Greeters'
Phil Metschan, president of the
Oregon Hotelmen's association, was
the recipient of a silver membership
card in the Portland chapter.
ARREST MADE AT SEA
POLICE BOAT MEETS LEVER
AND GETS PRISONER.
Man Wanted in California Is Lo
cated on Majestic-' While --'
Steamer Is JDeparting.
NEW YORK, June' 17. Justice, a
tiny police boat; the world's largest
steamship, a Calif ornlan sought' for
grand iarceny ana two policemen
figured today in an episode that pro
vided a thrill for the hundreds of
tourists on the outward-bound
Five minutes before noon a mes
sage from D. B. Newell, sheriff of
Kern -county, California, requesting
the- arrest of William ,B. Cheese
borough of Taft, Cal., on a grand
larceny charge, arrived at local po
lice headquarters. Cheeseborough,
the message said, was sailing on the
Majestic. " "
The policemen hopped into the
headquarters automobile, reached
the Majestic just before her sailing
time, noon, and started a search for
The Majestic steamed out to sea.
Cheeseborough could not be found.
The policemen told the captain, the
captain wirelessed police headquar
ters and a police boat was dis
patched to catch the liner.
As the Majestic reached Scotland
light, outside of Sandy hook, Cheese-
borouga was found chatting with
another passenger. The police boat.
far in the rear, signaled and the
liner reduced speed.
Cheeseborough and the policemen
climbed down a rope ladder to
the police boat and the Majestic
steamed on. ,
ANNIVERSARY IS MARKED
Sons of Revolution Recall Bat
tle of Bunker Hill. - '.
With a tribute to the 145th an
niversary of the battle of Bunker
Hill, the Oregon society, of the Sons
of the American Revolution met at
the University club last night for
their annual smoker. Nearly 100
members wera present.
An interesting paper on "The Con
stitutional Convention of 1787" was
given by George L. Koehn, professor
of history at Reed college. A dis
cussion of the work of the con
stitutional convention followed. The
address of President Hibbert of
Princeton university in acceptance'
of the three tablets mounted on the
Princeton battlefield by the Oregon
society and the address of Professor
T. T. Wertenbaker of Princeton
made at the time were also read
to the meeting. Wallace McCamant,
former head of the society, told of
the presentation at Princeton on
Judge Robert Tucker was ap
pointed chairman of the committee
from the organization to arrange for
the observance of constitution day
on September 17.
MOVIE MANFINED $25
Proprietor of New Grand Theater
in Dispute With Censor.
Julius Sax, proprietor of the New
Grand theater on Sixth between
Washington and Stark streets, was
fined $25 in municipal court yester
day morning because he showed the
motion picture, "God's Crucible,"
without first having t censored by
the local board.
Mrs. Eleanor Colwell, secretary 01
the local board of censorship, who
made the complaint, testified in
court that Sax used evasive tactics
in his dealings with the board, and
that she had made several attempts
to view the picture before it was
shown and the warrant sworn out.
Sax said that other members of the
board had seen the picture and ap- ,
proved it, Dut Mrs. colwell said that
was after it had been shown to the
BANKING REFORM URGED
Bill Initiated, by Portland Club
Is Filed at Salem.
SALEM, Or., June 17. (Special.)
A proposed bill, introduced by the
Law Enforcement club of Portland,
of which Charles P. Church - is
president, which provides that
money in banks and other similar
institutions shall be considered the
personal property of depositors and
may not be deducted from the as
sessed value of the assets of ' the
bank, was filed with Secretary of
State Kozer today.
The bill further provides that the
tax commission of Oregon must ac
cept the value of the property of
public utility corporations at the
amount fixed by the public service
YOUTH INJURED IN FALL
Gerald Shimel, 16, Fractures
. Wrist In Tumble From Roof.
Gerald Shimel, 16, 527 Taylor
street, young drug clerk and radio
enthusiast, fell from the roof of his
home yesterday afternoon and suf
fered a compound fracture of the
right wrist, in addition to internal
injuries. He was taken to St. Vin
Toung Shimel had been using a
wheel, sent to him by Inspectors
Smith and Hirsch of the bicycle de
tail. The inspectors called yesterday
to ask the boy to return the bicycle,
finding him at work upon radio
aerials. He slipped to the ground1
as he started to descend.
Governor Hart to Lead Parade.
ABERDEEN. Wash., June ' 17.
(Special.) The invitation to lead a
morning parade and deliver the
chief address at the dedicatory
services for - Aberdeen's new state
armory at Third and I streets -on
July 4 has been accepted by Gover
nor Hart. The invitation was sent
to the Governor by Captain Frank
Partridge, commanding 489th com
pany coast artillery, Washington
national guard. With the governor
will be Adjutant-General Thompson
and Major Elmer Brady of the na
tional guard and a staff of Camp
Lewis regular army officers. The
seventh infantry band of 30 pieces
from Camp Lewis wijl be here for
BREAKS IN SENATE
Democrats Accuse Repub
licans of Intent to Delay.
NAVAL BILL IS HELD UP
McCumber Declares Harding Will
Sign Measure to Reward
World War Veterans.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 17.
The soldiers? bonus fight broke un
expectedly in the senate today when
democratic senators attacked the
reported compromise agreement of
republican leaders not to call up the
measure next Monday, but to have it
follow the tariff bill.
, For two hours the party leaders
clashed, but with no effect except
for additional indications that the
republican , plan would prevail. It
was openly declared by some of
those present that an effort would
be made in any event to call up thek
bill next week, and the eituation
was further complicated by failure
of the senate today to dispose of
the naval bill, which went over until
Monday largely because of today's
protracted discussion of the bonus.
The senate- fray followed confer
ences between President Harding
and republican leaders, at which the
president was assured that Monday's
conference of the republican sen
ators would result in holding the
tariff before the senate, but with a
declaration the bonus bill should be
passed before congress adjourned.
Veto Plan Scouted.
That the president would sign the
bill if passed, and that it undoubt
edly would be passed before ad
journment, was stated during the
senate, debate by Chairman McCum
ber of the senate finance commit
tee in charge of both the tariff and
The senate debate was enlivened
by a charge from Senator Walsh,
democrat, Massachusetts, that "an
honest majority" of the senate was
not behind the bonus bill, and that
a group of senators professing to
favor it were "ducking and dodg
ing" and seeking to avoid going on
record. Senator Ashurst, democrat,
Arizona, who initiated the discus
sion, demanded early action, on the
bonus measure, and' predicted its de-
'feat if it should not be put ahead
of the tariff. Congress would ad
journ after disposing of the tariff
bill, said Senator Ashurst.
McCumber Is Qulzced. ' i
Senator McCumber was asked
point blank- by Senator Ashurst
whether he intended to carry out
his plan announced June 8, to call
up the bonus bill and lay aside tem
porarily the tariff measure within
ten days or so. Interruptions of
other senators prevented Senator
McCumber from replying imme
diately, but later, in a lengthy
statement in behalf of the bonus,
he said he would be content if the
republican conference Monday
would renew definitely what he said
was, the pledge of the party in
power to pass the bill before ad
Senator Borah, republican, Idaho,
said the republican conference deci
sion didot bind individual sena
tors, and that he had not attended
the conference which declared for
passage of the bonus measure.
Senator McCumber said rumors
were current that some democratic
senators intended to filibuster
against the bonus bill in order to
delay the tariff measure if the
bonus should be put ahead, but Sen
ator Ashurst denied that any fili
buster would be attempted.
What's Become Of
REV. ARTHUR JUDSON BROWN,
for seven years pastor of the
First Presbyterian church here? He
is now in New
York as secretary
of the Presbyte
rian board of for
eign missions. His
position is - such
that he spends a
great deal of time
in travel, to " keep
in close personal
touch with the
many missions of
the church. He
has traveled ex
tensively in Asia
and has made two
" trips around the
world. He left Portland in 1895, but
has returned at "various times on his
travels ana renewed friendships.
Dr. Brown served as chairman of
the commission on relations with
France and Belgium of the federal
cuuncii oi cnurcnes or Christ in
America and has been a member of
various other commissions' of this
nature. He is also a .member of
several other interdenominational
organizations and is a judge of the
Hall of Fame. He is the author of
several books dealing with the far
MISS PADDBT MARRIED
Vancouver Girl Becomes Bride of
Robert F. Rennard.
VANCOUVER. Wash., June 17.
(Special.) At a wedding Wednes
day in Saint James' church. Miss
Barbara Padden, daughter of Mrs.
Thomas W. Padden, became the
bride of Robert Frederick Rennard,
Rev. Father Placidus, O. S.B., of
The church was prettily decorated
w'th delicately tinted roses with
masses of green. .
The bride, an attractive girl, was
charmingly gowned in periwinkle
blue canton crepe with bead trim
mings, and picture hat to. match,
and carried a shower bouquet of
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bride's roses, orchids and lilies of
the valley. '
Her sister. Miss WInnifred Pad
den, who was maid of honor, wore
apricot canton crepe with hat to
match and carried an arm bouquet
of sweet peas.
William I. Winn of Spakone was
the best man.
After the ceremony, a reception
was held at the Padden home- on
Seventh street. - ,
Mrs. Rennard is one of the
younger members of a pioneer
family,, a native Vancouver girl,
and a graduate of Providence
Academy. She is a sister of Mrs.
Peter J.'Kirwin and of Mrs. Joseph
J. Donovan of this city, of Mrs. John
P. Redmond' of Walla Walla and of
Mrs. James D. McGrath of Fall
bridge, r- .
FAIR TAX UP TO VOTERS
$3,000,000 MEASURE TO GO
OJf NOVEMBER BALLOT.
Total of 16,000 Nahjes Placed on
Initiative Petitions Promot
ers of Exposition Hopeful.-
With completion yesterday f the
task of getting 13,000 names on ini
tiative petitions that will place the
proposal for a $3,000,000 tax meas
ure. . first of the 1925 exposition
funds, on the November ballot for
approval by the ' voters, definite
progress has been made toward
making- Oregon's big show an as
sured fact Although , but 13,261
legal voters are needed to accom
plish the submission of the meas
ure to the people at the coming elec
tion, many more than that number
of signatures were obtained, which
shows, proponents of the exposition
project believe, that the people are
in favor of the enterprise.
John E. Gratke has been in
charge of this work and he was
much gratified yesterday at the sue
cess attending the effort. He said
the whole state participated in sup
plying the names, and Mayor Baker,
vice-chairman of, ine managing
committee, directed the campaign
for signers. Fifty mayors of Oregon
did their part in assuring repre
sentation of their communities on
The 13,000,000 tax measure to be
voted upon in November affects
Portland alone, but it was neces
sary to have the whole state par
ticipate in the signing of petitions.
The amendment authorizing the tax
must be approved by the state at
Simultaneously with the campaign
for the adoption of "the tax measure
there will be carried ,pn a public
stock subscription of a state-wide
character, there being no stipulation
as to quota or district. An exposi
tion tax commission will be named
by city ordinance to administer the
funds raised by taxation. . Public
stock subscriptions will be under
control of the stockholders, who", in
turn, will select the board of
directors, .from which the manag
ing officials will be named.
The statewide organization re
sponsible for the financial pro
gramme has full confidence that the
people of the state will indorse the
movement and that the project will
be carried to a successful conclu
Exposition administration is still
incomplete. It could not advance its
programme further without settling
upon a method of finance. A pre
liminary fund of between $50,000
and S100.000 is being raised by the
finance committee to put into mo
I lion the machinery necessary to
carry through the preliminary de
tails of the enterprise.
FIVE MINORS MARRIED
Young Oregon Couples Go to
Vancouver for Weddings.
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 17.
(Special.) Of the 13 couples mar
ried in this city today, five of the
persons were minors, two couples
George R. Marcum, 17, of Portland,
son of Edna Marcum of Los Angeles,
Cal., and Miss Margaret M. Baker,
16, daughter of Mrs. Minnie i E.
Baker of Hood River, Or., were
married here this' morning.
The second minor .couple were
Lotan Z. Cromwell, IS, of Hillsdale,
Or., and Condace , Reid, 17, of
Harley B. Chase, 26, of Portland
took as his bride Miss Florence L.
Weshneske, 16, of Maplewood, Or.
Autoist Hurt in Collision.
Louis Clich, 227 North Twenty-
first street, suffered! internal i
juries and injuries to his back early
yesterday afternoon when the auto
mobile in which he was riding was
struck by another machine at Sev
enteenth and Lovejoy streets. He
was taken, to St Vincent's hospital.
Clioh was riding in a machine driven
by John Bostrom, 657 Savier street.
going east on Lovejoy street. At
the intersection a car driven by Dan
Voss struck them, turning over the
Bostrom machine and damaging t
badly. Voss said his clutch failed
Fire Started Without Permit.
HOOD RIVER,"' Or., June 17.
(Special.) J: H. Powell, sub-contractor
on the Booth hill unit of the
Mount Hood loop highway, pleading
guilty today to setting a fire with
out permit and then abandoning it
was fined 5 and assessed costs by
Justice of the' Peace Onthank. For
est Supervisor Sherrard and Ranger
Walters discovered the fire last
night. . The burn was menacing ,a.
body -of heavy timber. Mr. Powell
had started the fire in order to
clear a space for teams.
Assistant Postmaster Resigns.
EUGENE, Or., June 17. (Special.)
. W. F. Landrum; for two years as
sistant' postmaster of Eugene, has
tendered his resignation, to take ef
fect as soon as the department can
procure a successor, according to
announcement of Postmaster Camp
bell. Mr. Landrum came here from
La Grande, where he was assistant
postmaster for more than 13 years.
He says he has resigned on account
of ill health. -
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BLDG PORTLAND, OREGON.
GIRLS GET ROSEBUSHES
.. . ; ;- '
PLAN TO STIMULATE GROW
ING OF FLOWERS.
2 000 School Children to Take
, Part Thursday in Feature
Event of Festival.
To stimulate rose growing among
the children of Portland, E. A
Pierce announced yesterday to the
committee arranging the gymkana-
to oe held on Multnomah field in
connection with the Rose Festival
Thursday that he would give a rose
bush to every girl participating in1
the pageant of flowers, in addition
to the 600 bushes which he will give
to children as prizes.
The pageant of flowers will be,
one of the big features of the after
noon programme,. 2000 school chil
dren taking part, and each carrying
ar large spray of home-grown flow
ers. The pageant will take place
immediately after the grand mili
tary parade and review and the chil
dren will form an arch of flowers
through which- the soldiers and
sailors will march on entering the
Full arrangements for this feature
are in the hands of the Parent
Teacher association and are being
supervised by Mrs. D. B. Kelly, pres
ident of . the organization, and
Fletcher Linn. Mrs. Kelly said yes
terday that all ' the children must
be dressed in white and that they
would meet at the Girls' Polytechnic
school before going" to Multnomah
field.. . -
Plans for other parts of the gym
kana programme are going on apace
with those for the pageant of flow
ers. As soon as the naval ships
arrive in the harbor to take part in
the festival arrangements for the
athletic meet between sailors and
soldiers from, Vancouver barracks
will be compietea.
The gymkana will be preceded by
a grand ballyhoo parade by 1700
Rose Festival W
Large Stock of New
quality-my fix- lri
tires are all v. 7
made of solid .. 1 I
brass, with the Wj
exception of the If
chain, which is &
heavily brass IT
plated. Solid ft
brass chain can jg
be furnished at p
Very ornate porch
bracket of cast iron, fin
ished in green, black or
verdigris. Complete with
ball, as shown. .. .91.75
White opal bowls,
I complete with hanger: -
12-in. size 3.50
14-in. size 4.50
16-in. size 5.50
Crystal detector com- ,
plete, mounted on rubber 2000 ohm head- Bellringing trail
base $1.23 set $4.50 formers. $L50 ea.
Per C foot
OUT-OF-TOWN FOLKS When in to the Rose Festival do not fail to see my large new stock of up-to-date
fixtures in my new show room. .
200-207 Chamber of Commerce Building, Corner Third and Stark Streets, Portland, Oregon. x
sailors and 1000 soldiers, fraternal
organization drill teams, riders from
the Portland Hunt club and Boy
Scouts. This will be routed through
the downtown streets and is the
only parade on - the Rose Festival
schedule for Thursday.
The gymkana committee consists
of Dow Walker, Fred Carlton, Phil
Metschan, Oswald West, Fletcher
Linn, Mrs. D. B. Kelly, Walter Long,
Vere - Windnagle, James E. Brock
way, C. P. Keyser, Lionel Mackay,
Joseph Rieg, R. E. Wells, Clay S.
Morse, Colonel William Jordan,
Lieutenant R. E. Kerr, Captain J. P.
Schwerin, Robert Krohn, Thomas
Leonard, W. C. Culbertson. andj Mrs.
Esther H. McLennan. " -
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UMPQUA PRUNES SOLD
Sales of 3,000,000 Pounds Re
ported; Market Strong. -
ROSEBURG, Or.. June 17. (Spe
cial.) The Umpqua valley prune
market opened today with buying
exceptionally h'eavy. for the first
day. It is reported that sales
amounting to almost 3,000,000
pounds have been made. The mar
ket opened at a price of 9 cents
a pound for top grades, reducing at
the rate of a quarter cent a pound
to 45-50s, after which there was a
drop of one-half cent.
Buyers state that the market is
good due to the foreign demands.
Brokers expect to ship millions of
pounds of packed prunes to foreign
countries, where the market is
strong for the first time In, several
years. Douglas county's prune crop
this year is expected to set a rec
ord. - . .. , ;
, Petty Thieves Raid Natatorium.
PENDLETON. Or., June-17. (Spe
cial.) A wave of petty larceny at
the municipal natatorium here is re
sponsible for the decision of the city
council to hire an additional care
taker and place a large set of lock
ers in the dressing rooms so that pa
trons of the big open-air tank may
Elegant . candle
fixture five lights,
finished in gold, sil
ver, etc. Wired com
plete (less silk
shade), at $17.50
Many different de
signs of candle fix
tures in stock.
bracket with tas
sel effect. Com
plete as shown
Candle bracket of
finished in Brush
brass. Complete as
shown (less silk
Six-in. celling or
porch light with
Sale price at.. .90c
(less shade). .$1.50
Hot Point Elec
tric irons $5.50 ea.
with plate. 50c
DEATH PLOT IS FOILED
OFFICIALS LEARN OF PLAN
FOR PRISONERS TO ESCAPE.
Letter From Alleged Train Rob
ber. Tells of Conspiracy to
Kill Two Officers.
A desperate plot concocted by
Ernest Miller, alleee.d train robber,
to slay two officer hold tip an
eastbound passenger train, and es
cape, was frustrated yesterday when
a letter written by Miller to a gun
man pal was intercepted as it was
being carried from the county Jail.
In custody of Lee Morelock, dep
uty United States marshal, and Will
iam C. Epps, police sergeant, the
two marked for death, Miller left
yesterday for Denver, Colo.i where
he will stand trial as a train robber.-
As an extra precaution, he
wore an "Oregon boot," a Heavy iron
impediment which makes .it impos
sible for a prisoner to travel faster
than a walk.
So sure was Miller that his plot
was to be successful that he dressed
himself in extra clothing yesterday
morning so he would suffer no pri
vation while a fugitive in the wilds.
The pal, heavily armed, was to
board the train bearing Miller and
the officers as it left Portland. Near
The Dalles in a wild section of the
country he was to open fire on the
officers ami liberate Miller.
After ransacking the train, the
pair were planning to take for the
mountains, where Miller had a cache
of J5000, loot from a more success
ful venture. The plot would un
doubtedly have worked out as
planned, had it not been for the
duplicity of another prisoner. This
man visited the marshal's office
early in the week and offered to
sell them some information he had.
His offer was refused, but a strict
Goods Just Received
A magnificent four-light fixture,
in gray and gold, brown and gold,
gold, etc. Complete with shades, as
wired ready to hang. Sale price
(Choice of glassware).
Over 200 bowls of various colors
and designs to select from.
Ceiling light, suita
ble for kitchen, bath, "
halls, etc. Complete,1
with 6-in, frosted shade,
as shown 1M)
My large new sample room is Room No. 200
and adjoins my present quarters. You will find
here one of the finest selections of quality fix
tures and glassware in the city.
Elaborate two-light can
dle bracket of solid brass.
Complete as shown (less
ball lamps) 5.00
Swell three-light fixture
with solid brass plate, 12
in. diameter. Completely
wired, ready to hang (less
shades) : $4.00
Tuning coils, mounted
and unmounted as low
as 80c ea.
No. 14 wire, per ft..
Eer coil. 600 ft
watSh was kept on the jail, with
tho result that Miller's letter was
DALLAS TESTS ORDERED
Position of Postmaster Has Sev
DALLAS, Or., June 17. (Special.)
The postof fice department has re
quested the civil service commission
to hold an examination for the post
master of Dallas, to succeed V. P.
Flske, democratic incumbent, whose
term expires September 6.
Already there are a number of
candidates for the position, among
them being T. B. Hooker, chief
deputy sheriff; C. G. Coad, ex-postmaster;
U. S. Loughary and G. L.
Hawkins, prune growers; W. L.
Soehren, superintendent of the city
water plant, and Captain E. B.
Hamilton, ex-commander of tho
local American Legion post.
GERMANS, POLES MOVING
Interallied Flags to Be Replaced
In Upper Silesia.
BERLIN, June 17. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Today was the first
"moving day" under the partition of
Upper Silesia between Germany and
Poland. The ceremonies, which will
continue for 24 days. Include the ex
change of the various administrative
offices and the replacing of the, civil
When the ceremonies are complet
ed the inter-allied commission's
flags, which have been flying in the
various centers, will be replaced by
German and Polish standards.
Four Divorce Suits Filed.
Divorce suits tiled yesterday In
circuit court were: Flossie B.
versus John R. Etherldge, Helen M.
versus Jesse H. Hoyt, Mary E.
versus L. A. Lowther and William
Fisk versus Elizabeth Fisk Boothby.
Read The Oregonlan classified ads.
Popular two-light fixture of
neat design, with 14-in. solid
brass oval plate. Complete as
shown (less shades) ... .,.$3.50
Decorated bowls, in
various colors and de
signs. 10-in. size .$4.50
12-in. size 5.50
14-in. size 0.50
16-in. size 7.50
plete with pull
ready to han
(less shade)... .70
. ... ..4.00