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PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1922
PRICE FIVE CENTS
AT REFORM LAWS
U. S. Officials, Present
and Past, Targets.
NEXT YEAR'S STYLES
SHOW LONGER SKIRTS
Master of violin
TO PLAY FOR RADIO
FOR HOT SESSION
OREGON HAS AUTO
FOR EACH 6 PERSONS
WEEK OF SELF-STUDY
IN THRACE ARMY
SHORTER JACKETS ARE TO
BAD POINTS TO BE FOUND
AND THEN FIXED.
TOSCHA SEIDED WELIj ASSIST
AT THE OREGOXIAN FETE.
TOTAL OF $3,326,110 IX FEES
RE IX VOGUE IX 1923.
COLLECTED IX TEAR.
BLOCS SESSION IS ENDED
Borah Made Chairman of
Advisory Committee. .
SHIP-BILL TO BE FOUGHT
Next Meeting Is to Be Held
Early in Regular Session
of New Congress.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. (By the
Associated Press.) Plans for pro
motion of progressive sentiment and
policies throughout the nation were
made today at concluding meetings
of ihe two days' conclave of pro
gressives called by Senator La Fol
lette, republican of Wisconsin, and
Representative Huddleston, demo
crat of Alabama, unuer the auspices
of the people's legislative service.
Resolutions declaring for- continu
ation of the new progressive move
ment, which is to be actively trans
lated into legislation through the
bi-partisan progressive bloc of con
gress, formed yesterday, were adopt
ed during two sessions today of the
public conference and addresses
ere made by a dozen leaders in
Many Reforms Proposed.
Presentation of a detailed legis
lative and economic programme was
not attempted, but speakers at to
day's "open forum" and at the clos
ing dinner tonight proposed a multi
tude of reforms and flayed past and
present government officials and
policies. A feature of the dinner to
night, attended by about 800 per
sons, was another attack upon At
torney -General Daugherty by Sam
uel Untermyer, New Tork attorney.
Senator La Follette presided over
the open session today and speeches
were delivered by President Gom
pers of the American Federation of
Labor and Governor Blaine of Wis
consln; Senator Norris, republican,
of Nebraska; Senator Brookhart, re-
publican, of Iowa; Senators-elect
Wheeler, democrat, of Montana, and
Frazier, republican, of North Da
kota, and Representatives Frear, rew
publican, of Wisconsin, and Sinclair,
republican, of North Dakota.
Resolutions Are Adopted.
Resolutions adopted unanimously
by the convention declared that the
movement was "non-partisan" and
designed primarily to promote pro
gressive legislation. Other resolu
tions called for extension of direct
primary, including abolishment of
the electoral college and direct pop
ular election of president and vice
president. Another resolution called
upon President Harding to release
all "free-speech prisoners." The con
ference declared,- however, that it
was impossible in a single meeting
to formulate a complete legislative
and economic rrogramme.
Appointment by Senator La Fol
lette of a non-partisan committee to
provide for national co-operation of
progressives was suggested. At the
same time a date for calling another
conference of -rogressives was left
open, but nator La Follette an
nounced that a conference of pro
gressive governors would be held
Mellon Also Draws Fire.
Attorney-General Daugherty and
Secretary Mellon of the treasury
department drew the fire of
At the dinner tonight Mr. Unter
myer presented an "indictment"
against the attorney-general char
acterizing him as a "cheap poli
tician" and charging him with num
erous alleged derelictions. Mr. Un
termyer urged an investigation of
the department of justice and the
alien property custodian's of f ice and
declared that there was "camouflage
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jvAVIHG A rVAVSc. YlrAE: "FINDING T
Silhouette Line Will Remain, but
Sleeves to Be Loose and Bell
Shaped on Many Coats.
CLEVELAND, Dec 2. Longer
skirts and shorter jackets wi1! grace
the boulevard queen in the spring of
1!23, according to the styles shown
here today at the annual convention
of the National Cloak, Suit and Shirt
The straight line silhouette will
remain, but will be varied by draped
blouse effects, flaring lines in sport
and auto coats. Sleeves are to be
loose and bell-shaped on many coats,
and jackets will be gathered in nar
row bands at the wrists. Plaids were
shown in the sport coat types.
The low-bloused jackets and box
effect coat are for morning wear
with a plain skirt or with a dress
to constitute a three-piece suit. In
many instances the skirt Is draped
siightly and has an uneven hem line.
Poiret and twill cord, however, will
be the most widely used for suits,
The soft, clinging fabrics will give
their grace to spring coats which
are of three types wraps, capes and
straight line coats, either with or
without a blouse. Silk will appear
in many of the dressier wraps.
Tan shades, beige and sand will
rival navy. Greystone and bat wing
are the new gray tones.
VALE HAS $30,000 FIRE
Store, Theater Destroyed; Meat
Market, Dance Hall Damaged.
VALE, Or., Dec. 2. (Special.)
One of Vale's business blocks was
wiped out by a fire of undetermined
origin about 1 o'clock -this morning
with a daviage of $30,000. The. Warm
Springs Dry Goods store, and Rex
theater were a total loss and the
Vale Meat company and Legion
dance halUwere badly damaged be
fore the blaze was controlled.
The loss was only partially cov
ered by insurance.
MAYOR IS SENT TO JAIL
California Executive to Serve 60
Days for Bootlegging.
FRESNO, CaU Dec. 2. The Fresno
county jail will be the unofficial
"city hall" of Firebaugh, -CaU for
the next 60 days. Max Knittle,
mayor of the town having taken
up his residence in the county bas
tile for that period. He was con
victed on a charge of bootlegging;.
In the meantime the Firebaugh
town fathers have started on a
cleanup following the passage of a
"little Volstead" act.
MR. L0NGW0RTH INJURED
Ohio Representative Hit on Head
hy Golf Ball.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 2.
Representative Longworth, repub
lican, Ohio, was hit on the head by
a golf ball today on the links of
the Chevy Chase Golf club here,
but it was said by physicians that
the injury was not serious.
Mr, Longworth was stunned mo
mentarily and did not finish the
MARRIAGE PRICE DROPS
Town Mayor Performs Ceremo
nies for 39 Cents a Couple.
KINGSLEY, la, Dec. 2. Mar
riages are being performed here
today at the bargain price of 39
cents. Old maids and bachelors
who can be induced to admit their
classification are being tied for 39
cents a couple by Mayor Wormley.
Three couples were united at the
bargain rate yesterday.
HOLLAND FAVORS MEET
Invitation to Rules of Warfare
"WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 2. The
Netherlands government has ac
cepted" the invitation extended by
the United States to participate in
the international conference at The
Hague September 10.
The purpose of the conference is
to draft rules of warfare as related
to radio and aviation.
Population in Panic FK
BLOODY CLA? TEARED
Allies Warn Against Any
PRINCE ANDREW ON TRIAL
Two Revolutionary Commlsars
Act as Prosecutors on High
CopyriBht, 1922. by the Chicago Tribune.)
ATHENS. Dee. 2. The Greek army
in western Thrace has mutinied. No
more discipline is possible, it was
reported. Rumors said that M. Ven-
izelos would soon return iere and
attempt to form a new cabinet, with
the intention of arresting the move
ment for a counter revolution.
Fearine- a bloody counter revolu
tion the population here today was
panicstricken and endeavoring to
rench a zone of safety. Hundreds,
unable to find railway accommoda
tion, were leaving the city by ve
hicle or on foot.
The French,-British, Italian, Span
ish and Belgian diplomatic envoys
here todav warned the Greek gov
ernment against further executions.
noting the case of Prince Andrew.
ATHENS, Dec. 2. (By the As
sociated Press.) Prince Andrew,
brother of ex-King COnstantine, was
put on trial by the revolutionary
committee today on a charge of con
tributing to the Greek defeat in
Asia Minor by ignoring orders sent
to him by the general staff.
It was the first instance of a
member of the royal family bel'iqr
haled before a ceurtmartial, but
there were few spectators in the
house of parliament when the trial
opened. . This was attributed, how
ever, not to a lack of interest, but
to the short- notice oh which the
court was convened. The court
martial was presided over by Gen
The court is composed of ten of
ficers and the trial is purely of a
military character. The witnesses,
with the exception of one Greek war
correspondent, are all military.
Prince Andrew replied to numer
ous questions put "to him by the
president and appeared to be deeply
moved, but failed to give the im
pression of a virile general defend
ing his actions during war. The
trial is expected to last several days.
(Chilcaffo Tribune Foreign News Service.
ATHENS, Dec. 2. Prince Andrew,
dressed in civilian clothes, today
trembled like a leaf inanswerlng
questions of the revolutionary
courtmartlal, sitting in parliament
this morning before a small audi
ence of officers and journalists.
DEEP ANXIETY IS FELT
Prince Christopher Fears for Fate
of Cousin Andrew.
PARIS, Dec 2. (By - the Asso
ciated Press.) The deepest anxiety
was felt tor.ight by Prince Chris
topher of Greece for the fate of his
brother, Prince Andrew, whose trial
before the revolutionary committee
In Athens began today. r
He : passed the entire day in at
tempting to get some word as to the
progress of the trial, but at 7 o'clock
tonight all the official circles help
ing him had failed to throw any
light on the situation.
Prince and Princess Christopher,
who arrived in Paris a week ago
with Queen Mother Olga, have re
tanied their suite on the steamship
Majestic, sailing for New York on
December 6 in spite of the develop
ments, but will postpone their visit
to America indefinitely if the trial
results adversely to Andrew.
Christopher declares that if An-
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PICTORIAL COMMENTS BY CARTOONIST
s ONV.Y A QUESTION
Campaign for Xew Auditorium Is
Said to Have Resulted ftom
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec 2.
Minneapolis tomorrow starts a week
of intensive, concentrated self-inspection,
unique in history anion;
all the scores of "do something
weeks" that have been observed in
various parts of the country during
the last few years. "
As a part of the plan. Mayor
Leach officially set aside December
3 to December 9" as . "Minneapolis
week," and within 24 hours 185
civic- business, social and welfare
organizations had enthusiastically
pledged their support and had pla-s
under way for their parts in the
affair. Every organization, from
the civic and commerce association
to the boy scouts, will participate
actively in "Minneapolis week."
There will be dozens of ineetins
every daj, culminating in a city
wide mass meeting next Saturday
n'ght. Steps taken by the 185 or
ganizations Involved- in-icate that
three groups of constructive results
will grow out of "Minneapolis
week." They are:
1. A better acquaintance with the
city, its different parts and groups and
the concrete needs of these parts and
groups on the part of every Minneapolis
2. Closer co-operatalon among fie
different sections and croups through a
better understanding of one another's
needs and aima resulting in the elimin
ation of pelt;-- regional disputes and pull
ing at cross purposes. .
3. And most important, a definite un
derstanding among all its citizens of the
present-day needs - of their city as a
whole and the birth of a "Mlnneauolis
spirit," designed to bring about their ac
complishment through a concrete pro
gramme backed by the entire popula
tion. For Instance, Minneapolis has been
seeking for 20 years a city auditorium
commensurate of the needs of a town
its size. . As a result "Minneapolis
week proclamation, plans are already
under way even before the opening of
the official week, to make an immediate-
reality of the auditorium dream.
Boiled down Into a few words the
avowed purpose of the 185 organisations
participating in "Minneapolis week"
reads like this:
Know your chy; agree on the things
it needs; then go out and fight shoul
der to shoulder to get them.
TELEVISION IS ACHIEVED
Long-Distance Sight Demonstra
tion Given in Paris.
PARIS, Dec. 2.- Tele-vision, or
"long-distance sight" by , wireless,
was given a preliminary experi
mental demonstration at the Sor
bonne Friday byJEdouardo Belin. in
ventor of the transmission of photo
graphs by wire. Flashes of light
were directed on it selinium element,
which, through another instrument,
produced sound waves. These waves
were then taken up by wireless ap
paratus that reproduced the flashes
of light on a mirror.
This was offered as proof that the
general principle of projecting a
stationary scene had been solved.
PRELATE REACHES ROME
Apostolic Delegate to Washington
Will Be Cardinal.
ROME,- Dec. 2. Monsignor Bon-
zano, former apostolic delegate to
Washington, arrived today from the
United States. '
He was recalled by Pope Pius for
the purpose of receiving the red
hat at the coming consistory.
ROBBERS' LOOT 12 EGGS
Three Men Hold Up Train but
' Fall to Get Money.
MIDDLETON. N. T., Dec- 2. A
dozen eggs Was the only loot taken
by three men who last night robbed
a southbound Ontario & Western
express train near Haverstraw, ac
cording to railroad detectives.
GETTING HIT COSTS $5
Mayor of Ohio. Town Fines Vic
tim of Accident.
, KENMORE, O., Dec 2. For "get
ting hit" by an automobile, William
Bercivick was fined $5 and costs by
Mayor Goodman Friday.
Bercivick was not seriously in
jured. . .
World-Famous Artist Delighted
to Take Part in Dedication
. of Powerful Station.
Toscha Seidel, world-famed violin
ist, who comes to Portland this week
to play with the Portland symphony
orchestra Wednesday night, will as
sist in the formal opening and'dedi
cation of The Oregonian's new radio
super-broadcasting station, A brief
telegram received from Mr. Seidel
yesterday said: "Delighted to par
ticipate in your programme Thurs
Station KGW. The Oregonian
tower, is a 5(V0-watt Western Elec
tric broadcasting set, with a normal
radius of 1500 miles, although sta
tions 3000 miles from Portland have
reported hearing it, was first put
in use two weeks ago, with concerts
given on the regular schedule of
broadcasting hours. The formal
opening and dedication, however,
has been held back until it was
learned whether Mr. Seidel would be
able to play.
His telegram, agreeing to partici
pate in the dedication made it pos
sible to set the date for the opening
next Thursday night. Mr. Seldel's
last appearance on the coast is in
Portland. He will appear in the
Heilag theater Wednesday night,
and was scheduled to leave for
St. Paul Thursday morning. Now,
however, he will remain over to play
in The Oregonian tower Thursday
Mr. Seidel is a Russian violinist
who was born at Odessa 22 years
ago. At a very early age he showed
unmistakable musical talent and at
8 years he had mastered a Beriot
In 1912 Professor Auer heard him
and immediately accepted him as a
scholarship pupil. After six years
of study he made his first public
appearance in Christiania ' in 1915
and subsequently he toured Den
mark, Sweden and Norway. He came
to the United States where, after
playing two seasons, he established
beyond question a foremost place for
himself among the world's greatest
violinists, despite his 20 years.
Since his departure for London in
1921 he has taken large audiences
by storm in all the capitals of Eu
rope, playing return concerts in a
number of leading European cities.
Mr. Seidel returned to . the United
States from these triumphs only last
month. He will give a concert in
New York, New Year's day, and it
is considered unusually fortunate
that both Portland music lovers and
radio fans will be able to hear him
on two occasions Wednesday night
in the Heilig and Thursday night by
Mr. Seidel was invited, for the
dedication of The Oregonian broad
casting station through the Portland
symphony orchestra and Miss Lois
Steers of Steers & Coman. Just
what numbers he will play for radio
have not been definitely decided, but
it is assured that he will be heard
in two or three selections, and his
piano accompanist will be prevailed
upon to play piano solos.
Normally the hour set for the
dedication of the station is a "quiet
hour" Thursday nights, but because
this date is the only one on which
Seidel can play, special waivers
have been asked so that radio lis
teners may have an opportunity to
hear such a genius on the violin.
Although The Oregonian's license
permits broadcasting at all times on
a 400-meter wave length, the policy
of the station, has been to abide by
its old schedule and to observe quiet
hours as arranged by mutual agree
ment. The violin solos by Mr. Seidel will
be the principal feature of the open
ing, and only 'a short dedication
service, including two or three
speeches, will be heard beside the
music. The detailed programme will
be announced later.
HOMES OF 1200 BURNED
Fire Causes $1,000,000 Damage
in Terre Bonne, Quebec.
TERRE BONNE, Quebec, Dec. 2.
More than 1200 of -Terre Bonne's
population of 5000 are homeless as
a result of the fire that swept the
town last night and early today.
The fire destroyed 175 buildings
and caused damage estimated at
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Warfare at Legislative
FISH BILLS BEING DRAWN
Gillnetters Said to Be After
TAXATION ALSO PROBLEM
Efforts for Reduction Counted
Certainty and Protracted
Fight There Possible.
Every legislative session Is marked
by protracted fights over two or
three measures and the coming ses
sion will Be no exception. What
measures will hold the center of
the stage Is not yet known, but
whenever there is fish legislation
there is a battle and a fish bill is
now in the making. Then," too, there
will be trouble over an attempt to
revise the automobile license fee
law. But the measure which may
o'vershadow all others may not even
be thought of at this date; it may
come unheralded Into the bill hopper
and not develop Importance until
the session Is well under, way.
There have been rabid fish fights
in the past, many times, and the
1921 regular session, which put the
purse seines and trollers out of
business, disclosed what can hap
pen when the subject of salmon is
under consideration. Tampering
with fish is like toying with dyna
Other Gear TJnder Fire.
Gillnetters, having succeeded in
eliminating the competition of the
purse seiners and trollers, are now
preparing to consign the traps and
wheels to a similar fate, so that it
they are successful the only gear
used on the Columbia river will be
nets. A stubborn fight will be made
against any such programme by the
owners of wheels and traps. The
fireworks over a fish bill starts
when the measure gets into com
mittee and hearings are held and
the lobby for and against the mea
sure appears on. the scene..
Much talk has been heard about
retrenchment and cutting .down
taxes, so bills can be expected along
these lines. Secretary : of State
Kozer has sketched out some ideas
showing Low savings can be made.
The incoming governor is expected
to submit ideas, too, and the state
tax investigation committee will
present the result of its survey. The
tax investigation committee's report
will be an exhaustive- affair and
it will contain some concrete point
ers 'for the legislature - to think
over. - -
State Income Tax Favored.
Among other matters, the report
will recommend a State income tax
with a flat rate and reasonable ex
emptions. Governor-elect Pierce is
a member of this commi.tee, having
been appointed by Governor Olcott,
and as Mr. Pierce attended most of
the meetings of the committee he
is well informed on the contents of
the report. He may make use of
some of this information in his in
augural address -and outline what
tax legislation he may desire, based
on- this report, ' for which he is
Some action is expected on the
millage taxes for the Institutions of
higher - learning. These millages
were approved by the people but
the legislature ' may ' undertake to
abolish tlusm, by referring them to
the voters for repeal or modifica
tion. If repealed, the institutions,
being thus deprived of their fixed
income, will be compelled to go to
future legislatures and solicit ap
propriations. If the institutions are
attacked it will be mainly with the
iLtention of erasingsome of the ex
penses of operation, of cutting
down the overhead and wiping out
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E FIRST TtMCNV
VJHY CAtvr VIE Ai
iV i WfamAXf.
During November Total of 1872
Motor Vehicles Registered; .
133,816 Is 1922 Total.
SALEM. Or., Dec 2. (Special.)
For the year 1922, up to and includ
ing November 30, there were regis
tered with the state department a
total of 133.S16 motor vehicles? 3203
motorcycles, 541 dealers, 12,115
chauffeurs and 29.952 operators.
The total fees received from these
registrations was $3,326,110.31. Dur
ing the corresponding period in 1921
there were 118,169 motor vehicles.
516 dealers, 3153 motorcycles, 8058
chauffeurs and 41,999 operators.
Fees collected from these registra
tions aggregated $2,331,376.75. show
ing an increase in the license fees
for thef year 1922 over those of 1921
of approximately. $1,000,000.
During November there, were 1872
motor vehicles registered. There also
were 35 motorcycles. 5 dealers, 260
chauffeurs and 1749. vehicle oper
ators. From these registrations the
state received $16,559.19. During the
same month in ,1921 the fees from
these registrations amounted to
"For 1922 it is expected that the
registrations will total 134,250," the
"Based on a. population of 800,000
this means there is one motor ve
hicle for every six of the population.
This brings Oregon well up with
those states where the motor ve
hicle is used to a greater extent in
the commercial life of the people."
OREGON'S CLAIM FIRST
Congress to Be Asked to Declare
" Battleship Historic Relic.
THE OREGONIAN N EWS BUREAU,
Washington, D. C, Dec. 2. Congress
will be asked by the navy depart
ment to declare the battleship Ore
gon an historic relic, to be turned
over to the state of Oregon on con
dition that sufficient funds will be
provided by the state for its care
and upkeep, it became known today.
The purpose of the department
was disclosed when a well-known
Californian applied through Senator
Shortridge for the bell of the old
fighting man-of-war to be added to
his collection of historic curios. The
department said the state after
which the famous . old ship was
named had the first claim on every
part of it, subject to the conditions
NEW SENATOR SWORN IN
Smith VI.' Brookhart Takes Post
. Vacated by Kenyon of Iowa.
WASHINGTON. D. C Dec. 2.
Smith W. Brookhart was sworn in
today as senator from Iowa for the
unexpired term of William S. Ken
yon, who resigned to accept ap
pointment to the United States cir
cuit court. The credentials of Mr.
Brookhart were presented to the
senate by Senator Cummins of
Charles A. Rawson, who had been
serving y gubernatorial appoint
ment, relinquished his seat.
BRITISH ROYALTY LEAVE
Lord and Lady Mountbatten Take
Films Depicting Travels.
NEW TORK, Dec. 2. Lord and
Lady Mountbatten- left today for
England on the Olympic with a new
motion picture, camera and thou
sands of feet of film depicting their
travels in the United States.
"We have-never spent .a- more en
joyable two months anywhere," said
Lord Mountbatten, "and we ca,nhot
express sufficient gratitude for the
courtesy and kindness that has been
extended to us by everyone with
whom we have come in contact."
RAINS DUE THIS. WEEK
Unsettled Weather Forecast for
Oregon and "Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 2.
Weather outlook for the week be
Pacific states Generally fair in
California, unsettled and occasional
rains in Washington and Oregon,
11 ' I f
Tt. ' no I a .
Victim in Wilds May Be
Dead or Alive.
DEPUTY HASTENS TO CABIN
Surrender to Sheriff Follows
DRINKING JS REPORTED
Prisoner Says She Fired In Self
Defense and Then Es- .
caped In Auto.
BEND. Or., Dec. 2. (Special.)
Mrs. Mabel Nichols, aged 23, shot
and killed her moonshining partner,
Robert Greer, aged 45. at their cabin
at the Summit stage station, 50 miles
south of Bend in Klamath county,
at 11 o'clock today, she sobbingly
told Sheriff Roberts of Deschutes
county when she arrived in Bend
this afternoon to give herself up.
Later she admitted that she did
not know positively that Greer was
dead, and Deputy Hollinshead of
La Pine was instructed by telephone
to drive at once to the cabin, 20
miles distant, and see if the man
was still alive. Mrs. Nichols was
placed in the county jail, and later,
as her nerves gave way utterly, she
was removed to a hospital.
Both Drinking, Woman Saya.
Greer had been drinking heavily
and Mrs. Nichols had had a drink or
two, she told the sheriff. They quar
reled and Greer threatened her.
She snatched a pistol and fired.
Greer fell and she, convinced of his
death, although not stopping to as
certain it definitely, threw a suit
case full of clothes into Greer's tour
ing car and drove to Bend, making
the trip over rough roads and in a
bitterly cold wind in slightly more
than four hours.
She stopped at La Pine for gaso
line and near Bend picked up a
pedestrian, but told no one of the
shooting until she confronted Sher
iff Roberts, Then she broke down,
relating her Btory with difficulty,
and became hysterical when she was
taken to a cell in the county jail.
To Deputy Sheriff Terril she declared
that she had shot in self-defense.
Pair Live Am Man and Wife.
Before being taken to the jail,
Mrs. Nichols told Sheriff Roberts
that she and Greer had come to
central Oregon from Ellensburg,
Wash., six weeks, ago and had been
living at the Summit stage station.
They had operated a large moon
shine plant, marketing their product
in Bend, she said.
Mrs. Nichols brought with her the
weapon with which she believed she
had killed Greer. It is an automatic
and had three shells left in a clip
which would hold eight cartridges..
The weapon is believed to have been
Greer's. As far as could be learned
from the hysterical woman, she had"
fired only one shot.
Mrs. Nicho'ls' maiden name was
Davis, the sheriff learned from her.
She has a sister and a 5-year-old
daughter in Seattle.
Greer Has Married Daughter.
Greer, it was ascertained from
papers brought in by Mrs. Nichols,
has a. married daughter, Mrs. Irene
Smith, living in Ellensburg.
Sheriff Roberts notified Deputy
Sneriff Rourk of Crescent, the near
est Klamath county official, of the
shooting, and Rourk will act as soon
as he receives instructions from tha
Klamath county coroner.
Traffic Officers Suspended.
SAI.EM. Or., Dec. 2. (Special.)
H. L. Griffith and C. N. Wiles, state
traffic officers, were suspended in-
I definitely from the service tonight
by T. A. Karrety. chiet inspector lor
the state motor venicle department.
Mr. Raffety said the suspensions
were ordered because of neglect of
duty on the part of the two officers
and for the food of tha' service.
Both m'in had leen in the employ
of the state traffic department sinco