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VOL. XLI NO. 37
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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAt MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1922
MA"S"?SJI PARTY LEADERS
MRS. HARDING EAGER
TO MAKE ALL HAPPY
155,000 COAL MINERS
'HERETIC AT OMAHA
TO RETURN TO WORK
ni vvu i o uinvL
TOMB OF MATE DECORATED
WIFE OF PRESIDENT NOTED
WAGE AGREEMENT RATIFIED
STORMY PETREIi SAYS TRIAL
IS DENIED BY CHURCH.
BLOW AT DIVORCE
First Lady of Land Is in
Battle for Life.
PAIN SOMEWHAT LESSENED
Physicians Admit Condition
Is Still Critical.
PRESIDENT IS SLEEPLESS
Encouragement Is Found in Fact
. That Patient Holds Her Own
for Several Hours.
"WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 10.
The situation at the White House
at 2:25 o'clock this morning re
mained unchanged since statements
were Informally made by officials
who called around midnight. Mrs.
Harding was understood to be in the
same condition as described in the
official bulletin Issued last evening.
The watch at the bedside continued,
but no statement on the situat'on
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. ' C Sept. 9.
George Christian, secretary to the
president, and Albert D. Lasker,
chairman of the United States ship
ping board, who left the Wjite
House shortly before midnight, said
that there was encouragement over
Mrs. Florence Kling Harding's con
dition, in that there had been no
turn for the worse since early eve
Ding. While there had been no improve
ment, nor lowering of the tempera
ture, which remained about 102, the
fact that Mrs. Harding was holding
her own was a hopeful sign.
Dr. George T. Harding Jr., the
president's brother, was hopeful for
the patient. He told Mr. Lasker that
she had been just as dangerously ill
et one time and had recovered.
With Mrs. Harding for the night
were Dr. Harding, Dr. C. E. Sawyer
and Dr. Carl Sawyer. Dr. John Fin-;
ney of Johns Hopkins returned to
Baltimore, but was expected to re
turn to the White House tomorrow
to consult with Dr. Charles E. Mayo,
of Rochester, Minn., when the latter
Condition Is Improved.
Secretary Weeks, who called at
the White House at 11:30 o'clock,
left at midnight after seeing the
President Harding, he declared,
said there had been considerable
Improvement in Mrs. Harding's con
dition since the bulletin, was issued
at 7:30 o'clock, and that he (the
president) was very much heart
ened. Mrs. E. B. McLean arrived from
Bar Harbor, Me., on a special train-
at 11:45 o'clock tonight, making the
trip In record-breaking time. She
was met by Secretary Christian and
taken to the White House, but did
not see Mrs. Harding tonight.
President and Mrs. Harding had
Intended to be the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. McLean at their Bar Harbor
home this summer, but were pre-
vented by the industrial situation.
At 8:20 o'clock tonight the condi
tion of Mrs. Harding was reported
slightly improved, but "still crit
ical." The official bulletin issued at that
hour but timed 7:30 P. M., by Dr. C.
E. Sawyer, the president's physician,
was as follows:
"Mrs. Harding's condition at 7:30
onrihmfnt Is Taken.
"Excretion by kidneys somewhat
increased. Laboratory findings in
dicate less auto-intoxication. Pain
in abdomen diminished. Patient has
been able to take and retain some
nourishment. Condition still crit
ical. Dr. G. T. Harding Jr.. Presi
dent Harding's brother, joined the
(Concluded on Page 3. Column 1.)
S. Scott, 55, Shoots Himself in
Heart With Rifle at Rose
S. Scott, 55, 309 East Fifty-third
street North, committed suicide last
night on the grave of his wife, Nel
lie May, in Rose City cemetery.
Driving his automobile close to
the grave, he spent the lonesome-
twilight hour with the mate who
left him May 2, 1922, decorating her
grave with flowers.
William T. Barker, 40 East
Twelfth street North, also . spent
twilight at the tomb of his wife,
It was their nineteenth wedding
When the moon flooded the ceme
tery with its peace he left her, and
on the way out found the body of
Scott. He had shot himself through
the heart with a high-power rifle,
The men were not acquainted.
WIFE SHOT ON STREET
Chicago Man Mortally Wounds
Woman and Kills Himself.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Sept . Lying in wait
for his wife from whom he was
estranged, Andrew Kowalskl en
countered her today in front of the
Halstead-street Methodist church
and fired three bullets into her
body. Jseph Koffman, one of the
scores of persois who witnessed the
shooting, rushed in to save the
woman, but was bowled over by
bullet in his leg. He will recover.
but Mrs. Kowalskl is dying.
After shooting down his wife and
Koffman, Kowalskl calmly walked
to the top of the church steps and
shot himself through the head, dy
2 STORY AWARDS AHEAD
Columbia University Offers Prizes
for Published Works.
NEW YORK, Sept. 9. Two awards
of (1000 and (400 will be made by
Columbia university this year for
the best stories published in the
English language, here or abroad,
during the last five years on the his
tory, geography, archaeology, eth
nology, philology or numismatics of
Noth America, it has been an
nounced at the university.
These awards are known as the
Loubat prises in recognition of their
donor, Josef F. Loubat.
300- FISHERMEN DROWN
Seven Japanese Sampans Lost -in
Recent Violent Storm.
HONOLULU, T. H., Sept. 9.
Three hundred Japanese fishermen
were drowned off the Chishima, or
Kulle, islands, south of the Kam
chatka peninsula, against 25, when
seven sampans capsized during the
violent storm, in which the Japa
nese cruiser Niitaka sank.
A cablegram today from Tokio to
the Nippu Jiji, a Japanese news
paper here, brought this news.
MRS. BLOWERS IS HELD
Reputed Slayer of Sheepherder
Must Answer to Grand Jury. .
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Sept. 9.
(Special.) Mrs. Olie Blowers, after
a preliminary hearing in the jus
tice court today, was bound over
to the grand jury on a charge of
murdering Tom Montoya, Mexican
sheepherder, who was found dead
near her roadhouse, near Crescent,
last Friday night.
Bond was fixed at $10,000, which
she has not yet produced.
FARM AID IS PROPOSED
Bill Would Provide Ipans to Buy
Seed for New Crops.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 9.
Provision for advances to farmers
of crop failure areas of the United
States with which to buy seed grain
was made in a bill introduced today
by Senator Harreld, republican, Ok
lahoma, which would authorize the
secretary of agriculture to make
loans in 1923 aggregating (500.000.
The bill fixed a limit of $300 that
may be advanced to any one farmer.
Republicans to Adopt
STRONG ORGANIZATION AIM
Demand Made at Eugene for
Direct Primary Reform.
75 ATTEND SESSION
Three Defeated Candidates for
Governor Pledge Support
to Mr. Olcott.
EUGENE. Orv Sept. 9. (Special.)
Tp adopt a declaration of princi
ples a convention of republican
leaders has been called for Portland
September 26. The meeting was au
thorized today at a gathering of
prominent republicans where party
loyalty and support of the ticket
from lop to bottom was advocated.
A large committee was appointed
which will draft the principles and
submit the list to the general, meet
Present today were I. L. Patter
son, L. E. Bean and George A.
White, who were defeated by Ben
W. Olcott for the republican nom
ination for governor. Each pledged
his personal effort to elect Governor
Olcott and urged rehabilitation of
Sportsmanship Is Admired.
T. T. Bennett said he admired the
good sportsmanship of Messrs. Pat-"
terson. Bean and White, and added
w nue mere is deep silence over
my way in Coos Bay I pledge you,
gentlemen, that the- republicans of
Coos county will carry that county
from Ben Olcott for governor to
myself for representative."
i.ne reference by Bennett of re
fusal of Charles Hall of Coos Bay
to congratulate Mr. Olcott or ac
knowledge him to be the republican
nominee won prolonged applause.
Two dominant notes were evident
in the gathering. The. first was a
demand for a strong republican or
ganization and a pronouncement of
genuine republican principles; the
second a demand for reformation of
the direct primary so that the sys
tem will be what the people origi
nally expected of it.
75 Attend Session.
Years have lapsed since so many
republicans foregathered in Oregon
for avowedly party purposes. The
meeting was called by Walter L.
Tooze Jr., republican state chairman.
and C. E. Ingalls, secretary of th
uuiniiiin.ee. aboui i & men were
present, of whom 28 were hold-over
state senators or republican candi
dates for the legislature. Denton
G. Burdick, who attended .aTsimilar
but smaller meeting at PCffdleton
recently, assured the gathering that
th. eastern Oregon republicans fa
vor the state meeting in Portland
and had -informed Chairman Tooze
that eastern Oregon will co-operate
with western Oregon in the upbuild-
ng or tne party.
Platform Committee Named.
The main result of the Eugene
meeting, which opened at 10 A. M.
and continued throughout the day,
closing with a dinner tonight, is the
determination to put the republican
organization back on the map and
enunciate a platform on which every
reasonable republican candidate can
Composition of the committee to
draft the platform was delegated to
Chairman Tooze, who selected the
personnel in groups. Bruce Dennis,
tate senator, is chairman. . Others
appointed are: I. L. Patterson, L. E.
Bean, George A. White and J. D.
Lee, who were candidates against
Mr. Olcott in the primary; R. E.
Farreil, B. L. Eddy, E. D. Cusick and
Gus C. Moser, candidates for presi
dent of the state senate; K. K. Ku
bli, Tom Kay, Denton Burdick and
Herbert Gordon, candidates for
(Concluded on Page 5, Column 1.)
PICTORIAL INTERPRETATIONS BY CARTOONIST
Gates to White House Grounds
Always Open and Mistress
THEOREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU.
Washington, D. C, Sept.9. As first
lady of the land, Mrs. Warren G.
Harding, whose illness at this time
threatens to be fatal, 'has set a
pace that will be difficult for future
president's wives to equal. One of
the mosthnmane of women, consid
erate of all iuofian kind and eager
to see every Sody happy, she has
gone so yto make every one wel
come at the Jtte House that ob
servers long hajjiremarked that her
physical endurance must soon be
It is recalled that her first act
within two hours after she and the
president arrived at the executive
mansion, March 4, 1920, inaugura
tion day, was to order the opening
of the massive iron gates which by
former President Wilson's orders
had for almost four years shut all
but a select few from the presi
She welcomed everybody and
undertook to keep in touch with
all the old friends with whom she
had been in close association for
six years as a senator's wife and
as a leader in numerous war activi
ties. Up to her time it had been
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 1.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
SO degrees; minimum temperature, 26
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; northerly
Editorial. Section 3, page 8.
Dramatic. Section 4f page 4.
Moving picture news. Section- 4, page 1.
Real estate and building news. Section
4, page 11.
Churches. Section 5, page 6.
Books. Section 5, page 3.
Automobiles. Section 6.
Music. Section 4, page 6.
Radio. Section 4, page 0.
Garden department. Section 3, page 1.
Society. Section 3, page 1.
Women's activities. Section 3, page. 7.
Fashions. Section 5, pages 1 and 4.
Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page 5.
Madam Richet's column. Section 5,
The mother tragedy of the lonesome
lighthouse. Magazine section, page 1.
Newsies handicapped by misfortune are
not downhearted. Magazine section,
"Something for Nothing," " fiction fea
ture. Mazagine .section, page 3.
News of world as seen by camera. Maga
zine section, page 4.
Hill's cartoons, "Among Us Mortals.'
Magazine sectionr page 5.
Family has own Coney island. Magazine
section, page 6.
No more prizes for imported beauty.
Magazine section, page S.
Bishop Tuttle has grasp of world af
fairs. Section 3, page 10.
Gompere discusses labor situation. Sec
tion 3, page 11.
Peninsula Lumber company plans more
expansion. Section 4, page 8.
Gossip of world capitals. Section 4,
Parents educational bureau on job. Sec
tion 4, page 12.
Darling's cartoons on topics of the day.
Section 5, page 7.
James J. Montague feature. Section 5,
Europe is declared to be turning to league
of nations. Section 1, page 7.
Smyrna is taken, says Turkish report.
Section 1, page 2.
Irish provisional parliament opens with
33 anti-treaty members absent. Sec
tion 1, page 7.
League of nations takes on new life.
Section 1, page 7.
Mrs. Harding noted for hospitality since
she has been at White House. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Mrs. Harding better but" condition still
critical. Section 1, page 1.
Injunction upheld in Washington, D. C.
Bloodhound virtually qualified as expert
witness in murder trial. Section 1,
Woman to carry fight to Senator Kellogg.
Section 1, page 3.
Anthracite wage agreement ratified
sending 155,000 miners back to work.
Section 1, page 1.
Minister, 64, retired, blames action to
his "progressive" views. Section 1,
Oregon's blue sky law held inadequate.
Section 1, page 20. m
Oregon counties plan big exhibits. Sec
tion 1 page 12.
Washington to hold primary election
Tuesday. Section 1, page ti.
Public service commission orders rehear
ing of telephone rate case. Section 1,
Improved morale reduces escapes to
minimum at Oregon state peniten
tiary. Section 1, page 8,
yvve "Vrte. CAR
Under Terms of Pact 3Ien Receive
Pay They Were Getting When
They Quit on March 3 1 .
WILKESBARRE, Pa Sept. 9.
The anthracite wage agreement
sending the miners back to work
at once after more than five months
of idleness was ratified by the tri
district convention of the hard coal
Under the agreement 155,000 mine
workers will return to work at the
rate of wages they received when
they suspended mining March 31.
The new contract will be In ef
fect until August 31 of next year,
when a new arrangement is to be
negotiated. "in the light" of a report
to be made by a commission which
both sides recommended be created
by congress to investigate every
phase of the anthracite industry.
WEATHER OUTLOOK FAIR
Showers on North Coast Forecast
for Latter Part of Week.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Sept. 9.
The weatner outlook for the week,
beginning Monday, for Pacific
states is generally fair, except for
showers the latter part of the week
on the north coast.
Normal temperature is; predicted.
Socialists of Idaho free lance organiza
tion with 8000 votes to place. Section
1, page 8.
The Dalles is chosen for Elks' convention
next year. Section 1, page G.
Governor Olcott indorses Methodist drive
for Willamette university endowment
fund. Section 1, page 6,
Widow of millionaire mining man brings
suit for possession of property. Sec
tion 1, page 4.
United States judge in Idaho enjoins
strikers. Section 1, page 2.
Republicans tall meeting to adopt prin
ciples, section l, page 1,
Vernonia has big celebration over coming
of railroad. Section 1, page 12.
Joe Benjamin arrives in town but loafs
for day. Section 2, page 5.
Portland high school squads go into prac
tice for football season. Section 2,
page 4. ,
Big league lacks fast ball teams. Section
2, page 4.
Tourney for golf beginners advocated.
Section 2, page 4.
Dempsey appears eager to fight Wells.
Section 2, page 3.
San Francisco Seals look like pennant
winners. Section 2, page 3.
Boy golfer beats veteran for amateur
championship. Section 2, page 3.
Catlin Wolfard defeats Ferd C. ' Smith
in third round o city tennis cham
pionship tourney. Section 2, page 2.
Cleveland victor over Chicago 3-2. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
Pacific Coast league results At Portland
2- 1, Los Angeles 4-6; at Oakland 4-8.
Sacramento 7-5; at Los Angeles, Ver
non 1-8, Salt Lake 3-5; at Seattle
3- 4, San Francisco 4-6, Section 2.
Giants get Pitcher Walberg. Section 2,
Three records broken in national meet.
Section 2, page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Western Canadka competes with Oregon
in export wheat trade. Section 1,
Chicago wheat market rallies with light
Duying. bection j, page 20.
Rail bonds favorites in New York mar
ket. Section 1, page 21.
Dredging operations in harbor shifted
up-stream. . Section 1, page 19.
Substitution of Diesel engines for steam
on port dredge tenders considered.
Section 1, page 19.
Strike falls to cause unloading of stocks.
Section 1, page 21.
Grain market recovers declines. Section
1. page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Everybody helping fund for widows of
prohibition officers. Section 2,. page 12.
Boy Scout troops turn their attention to
winter activities. Section 1, page 18.
Portland post of American Legion makes
recommendations for auto camp bet
terments. Section 1, page 18.
Visiting Episcopal minister to preach by
radio tonight. Section 1, page 18.
Episcopal convention to act on prayer
book revision. Section 1, page 16.
Girls' friendly society asks place in Epis
copal auxiliary. Section 1, page 16.
Dedication of new rose Saturday night to-
be brilliant event. Section 1, page 14.
J. K. Clark surgery dedicated. Section 1,
Bishops propose blow at divorce. Section
1, page 1.
Missing election ballota, found in drawer
in registration department. Section
1. page 1.
Public school teachers and directors of
ficially celebrate opening of new term.
Section 1, page 15.
Glaring frauds uncovered In connection
with circulation of initiative petitions
Section 1, page 17.
Reed college. begins 12th year tomorrow.
Section 1, page 17.
Diocese of Oregon honors visiting bishops.
Section 1. page 15.
Man shoots self at wife's grave. Section
I page 1.
PERRY OF SOME RECENT NEWS HAPPENINGS.
Yr takes Ah ?jRcr
ue: gev one-
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Mystery of Precinct 197
Finally Is Cleared.
TAMPERING NOT INDICATED
Deputy Gleason Thinks Girl
Took Slips From Floor.
CHECK' COMES OUT EVEN
Flurry Over Election Tangle Is
Abated When Discovery Is
Reported to Court.
The missing republican ballots
cast in precinct No. 197 were found
yesterday afternoon, apparently in
tact, in an unlocked drawer under
the counter hi the registration de
partment of County Clerk Bever
All were strung properly and
sealed, and, though the wax had
broken away from the paper, it still
clung to the knot in the string.
Counted, they cnecked closely with
the results recorded on the official
tally sheets. Stubs torn from bal
lots in that precinct matched per
fectly with the ragged edges of
some of the ballots.
Ballots Turned Over.
Chauncey P. Benedict, chairman
of the counting board in precinct
No. 197, testified before Circuit
Judge Knowles Friday that he was
certain the ballots were. in a sealed
box turned over to the care of a
deputy in the county clerk's office
the night of the election. J. A.
Eastman, marketmaster, who ac
companied Mr. Benedict to the
courthouse that night, coroborated
The only ballot-box of the four
turned in from this precinct that
bore a seal was found Thursday
with seal broken and contained only
recall ballots. Another box from
that precinct contained the demo
Deputy Makes Diaeovery.
Stanley Myers, district attorney,
who had little faith in the theory
that the missing ballots would be
found in a box from some other
precinct, suggested at noon yester
day that a more thorough search
be conducted into all compartments
and drawers in the . registration
room. Shortly before 3 o'clock,
James "W. Gleason, deputy county
clerk announced his discovery.
Judge Knowles, attorneys in the
Coffey-Kirkwood and Banks-Clark
recount, and District-Attorney My
ers superintended the removal of
the ballots from the drawer. They
were taken immediately to the court
room," where testimony concerning
their discovery was recorded and
the ballots counted.
BallotM Probably Dumped.
"My theory is that one of the
girls cleaning up the office the day
after the election found the ballots
with rubbish on the floor and. put
them in the drawer," said Deputy
County Clerk Gleason.
"How did they get on the floor?"
he was asked.
"It is possible that the ballots
were turned over by the election
board officials in a sack or envelope
instead of in ' one of the ballot
boxes," he replied. "Some of the
precinct chairmen turn in every
thing the night of the election,
boxes, ink, blanks, law books, etc.
We sort out poll books, tally sheets
and throw the surplus material in a
corner of the room.
Rubbish Heap Searched.
"The day following the election I
had the girls go over the rubbish
heaps and pick up everything of
value, so as not to destroy any tally
sheets, ballots, statements or such.
Most of the stuff that was saved
was placed in cupboards under the
counter. I think a girl probably
picked up this package of ballots,
(Concluded on Page 4, Column 1.)
Rev. J. D. 51. Buckner, 64, Starts
Trouble by Challenging All
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 8. With but
three dissenting votes the Nebraska
conference of the Methodist Epis
copal church today retired Rev. J.
D. M. Buckner, 64, from the ministry.
"They retired me because they
call me a heretic," eaid Rev. Mr.
Buckner, who as an "ecclesiastical
progressive," aroused a storm of
controversy among delegates at
tending the conference this week.
"I wanted a trial." he said, "but
It was denied me. They thought a
heresy trial would create a lot of
notoriety. This way (retirement)
was easier. I am not the man to
avoid a fight. I retain my belief in
the doctrine I have preached."
Rev. Mr. Buckner, a week ago, re
signed from the pastorate of tho
Aurora, Neb., Methodist church. He
had aske'd the conference to give
him a new assignment, but this was
Rev. Mr. Buckneri in his sermon
at Aurora last Sunday, attacked the
veracity of certain portions of the
Bible, and assailed the belief which
he ascribed to church "standpatters,"
that a "bad man repenting on his
deathbed," has an equal chance of
heaven with a man who has lived
uprightly all of his life.
LIGHTNER REMOVAL SET
Man Chased 20,000 Miles Will Be
Started to Portland. Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 9.
David Lightner, wanted in Port
land, Or., to answer charges of vio
lation of federal narcotics laws,
will leave here for the north under
heavy guard next Wednesday.
That order was issued by a United
States commissioner here at the
close of removal proceedings which
once had been set foe September 30
and were then advanced to yester
day. Lightner was traced" 20,000 miles
through the orient by federal agents
and recently brought to Los Angeles
from China aboard the United
States shipping board vessel West
BOY IS KILLED BY SHELL
World War Relic 'Tossed Against
Tree in Play, Exploded.
RENO. Nev., Sept. 9. Wesley
Guiiliams, , 12, tossed a one-pound
shell against a tree this morning
while playing with a friend. The
shell exploded and the boy died two
The shell "was a relic of the world
war brought back by a returning
soldier and forgotten In a hotel yard
HAYES MEMORIAL VOTED
Senate for Coin to Honor ex
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 9.
Coinage of a 60-cent piece in com
memoration of tHe 100th anniver
sary of the birth of ex-President
Rutherford B. Hayes at Delaware.
O., is provided in a bill by Senator
Willis, republican, Ohio, passed to
day by the senate and sent to the
SP00NERS REACH LIMIT
Use of Arlington Cemetery Is Re
sented by Citizens.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 9.
Public spooning has reached the
limit when the spooners pick out
Arlington cemetery for therr activi
ties, army officers have decided.
Upon protest of indignant resi
dents adjacent to the cemetery, raids
have been instituted to clear the
roads around Arlington of midnight
AIRPLANE RACE THRILLER
Speed of 130 Miles an Hour Made
for King's Cup.
CROYDON. England. Sept. 9. F.
L. Barnard, piloting an airplane en
tered by Sir Samuel instone, won
the king's cup today after a thrilling
race in which he reached a speed of
136 miles an nour.
F. P. Rvnham was second and A.
J. Cobham, third.
35 j t&JT$-d
Stricter Canon on Re
LAW LIKE CATHOLICS' AIM
Amendment Is Referred to
Committee for Action.
PADDOCK CASE DEBATED
Convention Sends Condolence to
Mr. Harding 'and Prajs
for Wife's Recovery.
TODAY'S HVKMS OK KPlSt'O
7 and 7:30 A. M. Celebra
tion of holy communion at
pro-cathedral, St. Mark's and
St. Davids. , At other city
churches at 7:30.
7:30 A. M. Girls' Friendly
society. Corporate commun
ion. St. David's church.
11 A. M. Visiting bishops
occupy pulpits of all Portland
Episcopal churches. (Assign
ments listed elsewhere.)
2 P. M. Music practice. Mu
sic, led by Dean Pet it C. Lul
3 P. M. Department of re
ligious education. .Mass meet
ing. Auditorium. Birthday
thank offering of Church
School Service league.
8 P. M. Nation-wide cam
paign department. Mass meet
After more than an hour of profy
business procedure yesterday the
house of bishops of the Kplscopal
general convention In quick succes
sion received a report recommending
acceptance of the resignation of
Bishop Robert L. Paddock of eastern
Oregon and an amendment to
the marriage rannn that would
strlngeiftly restrict remarriage of
divorced communicants or of com
municants with divorced persons
outside the church.
Another resolution adopted late In
the single session held yesterday
morning was one that authorized the
sending of a message of sympathy
to President Harding, with wishes
for. the recovery of Mrs. Harding. It
also called forth pleas for the recov
ery of Mrs. Harding and Right Hev.
Uersham M. Williams (resigned) of
Marquette in the noon prayer of
I'addork I p.
Interest in the affairs of Blhnp
Paddock would seem to be no
greater among churchmen of Oregon
than among bishops of the denom
ination. The recommendation of the
special committee which had made
investigation, following tender of
Bishop Paddock's resignation, urg
ing that It be accepted, met with
Instant objection among the pre
lates. Right Rev. Frederick HurgcHS.
bishop of Long Island, was Instantly
on his feet to Inquire: "lias the
committee considered the alterna
tive of a year's leave of absence?"
Bishop Herman Page of the dio
cese of Spokane, whd had presented
the committee's report and recom
mendation, answered that such an
alternative had been considered.
"I know what the district of east
ern Oregon has to say about this
man," said Bishop F. F. Johnson,
coadjutor in the diocese of Missouri,
over which Presiding Bishop Tut
tle has charge. "It Is not well,"
he said with emphasis, "for the
house to sit here and vote on this
matter after a few minutes' con
sideration. My point is that this
house knows very little about thin
Rt. Rev. Arthur S. l.lnyd. suffm-
(Concluded on Pag 8. Column 1 )