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VpL. XV. NO. 66
Pans Rejoices at Report That
Germans Have Made No
More Gains About Verdun
Since Yesterday's Attack.
ARTILLERY NOW HOLDS
CENTER OF THE STAGE
hfantrv Enaaaements for the
Moment Cease While the
Forces Are Rearranged.
Paris. May 26. (I. N. S.) The
French are holding the German In
th vicinity .of Verdun.
ThU new, contained In today's of
ficial communlaue. sent a trreat wave
of rejoiolnff over the French republic.
For violence, carnage and savagery.
the battle for possession of France s
greatest fortress Is the greatest In
th history of the world.
The French are confident that the
Germans will never get by, but never
theless the capital is worried at tlu-
ferocity and determination with which
Crown Prime Frederick Is sending his
oldlers Into battle.
Toaay's communique says tns
French have penetrated and continue
to hold a German trench between
Handromont quarry and -the Thlau
mont farm. German Infantry attacks
la the vicinity of Le Alort Homme
were repulsed during the night, but
Teuton artillery Is sweeping the hill
with a murderous fire.
"A continuous cannonade' says the
(communique, "is being made against
Trench positions in Ie Mort Homme.
French attacks made some prog
ress west of Fort Douaumont and
north of Thlaumont farm.
Military critics are anticipating
rJe.-man assaults agains Hill No.
Pari newspapers make no effort to
onceal the importance of the great
truggle. The Matin says:
in violence, continuity and above
11 extent, the present phase dwarfs
It those - preceding. It is not an
olatod drive at one set of positions
fa oner aide of the Meuse, - but -wr gwn'
ral pitched battle between two armies
with alternatives of aUack and de
? Gernr-ans Claim Gains.
Berlin, May 20. (U. P.) German
troops hav. made further slight ad-
atices northeast or veraun, naving
rossed a ravine near Douaumont, tbe
Qerman official statement announcea
odav. The French have also been
hrown back sout.i of Douaumont.
Six ".undred Frenchmen with 12
machine runs wen captured in the
lffhting at Douaumont, It was stated.
k ' Artillery Fire Terrific.
London, May 26. (U. PO Terrific
ftlllery fighting in preparation for
enewed infantry operations was re
ported this afternoon around Verdun
kae lull was taken to indicate merely
re-dlstrlbutlon of forces prior to
Lnother ware encounter.
BATTLE NEAR CHIESA,
I ITALIANS RETREATING
Wedge Driven Into Italian
f Front WHLCompel the Left
Wing to Retreat Five Miles,
: Kerugoea Beaon Milan.
i MUan, May 26. (I. N. S.)
s The vanguard of more than
J' 1000 refugees from the Invaded
4 districts reached here today,
i Every town in the threatened
, kdne is being evacuated. Non
.,' combatants refuse to remain
f The refugees will be dls-
trlbuted throughout northern
i. and central Italy.
Vienna. May 26 (U. P.) Austrian
Oops stormed and captured Italian
bsltlons at Chlesa. 21 miles north-
St of Vicenza, after a battle lasting
Krss days, it was announced officially
paay. unis victory drives a wedge
iw me iiauan iront ana will compe
itanan leu wing in the Adige val
y to retreat five miles.
Ten guns were Seised In the sudden
unge forward. The Austrian left
rag is substantially progressing, bu
.gating every jnca of the way. It is
Entering its heaviest assaults east
uorgo. . .
worno dl Camoo Verde, a nlnre
lumeast or Borgo, has been taken
Last Chance Gone
etnodlst General Conference Today
Adopt Xeport of Ja&iolary Commit
tee Dismissing Appeal.
.Saratoga 'Springs. N. T.. Mav 26
. N. S.) -On report of the Judiciary
mraltte the general conference of
e Wethodlat church today dismissed
e appeal or N. c Thorne from a de
"Ion denying tbe use of property at
nira ana Taylor streets, Portland, Or.
r cnurcn services. - , .,
TRAINS WIN 3 DAY
THAW, American aviator
with French foreign legion,
who was wounded in air duel.
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Paris. May 26. (I. N. 8.) Lieuten
ant William Thaw, an American avia
tor, engaged In a spectacular duel In
the air Thursday, bringing down a
Fokker, the war office announced
here today. Thaw was wounded In
the arm during the engagement.
POLICEMAN AND IS
THEN SLAIN IN BATTLE
Unidentified Man Makes Fort
of Pirate Shack; Battles
With Revolver for Hour.
San Francisco. May 26. (U. P.)
An unidentified counterfeiter who shot
and killed Police Sergeant John Mor-
larty when the latter attempted to
arrest him early toJay, waa shot an.l
killed by police . shortly after 10
clock, after he had barricaded him
self in a cabin on the "mudflats" here
and had battled with the authorities
for more than an hour.
Peter Mark, a civilian, watching the
encounter, received a bullet in the
Efforts are being made to Identify
the outlaw, who appears to be about
24 years old. On his coat the name
"M. K. Jones" is sewed.
The man had passed a worthless 60
cent piece on a streetcar. Today Mori
arity started watching for the counter
feiter. He "spotted" the man and
walked over to him, intending to ques
tion him as to where the money was
Without a word of warning, the- man
drew a revolver and sent a bullet
through the sergeant's heart.
The man then started across the
Potrero mud flats pursued by B. Gor
(Concluded on Page fire. Column Three.)
Resigns at Athens
Growing TTBrsst Over Relations With
Anglo-French Powers Brings Crisis;
enlsslos May Become Premier.
Athens, - May 26. (I. N. S.) The
Greek cabinet has resigned.
The collapse of thex cabinet, an
nounced today, was brought about. It
was said, by growing political unrest
over the conditions imposed upon
Greece by the European war and the
Anglo-French encroachments upon
M. Skouloudis headed the cabinet,
He was appointed premier May 7, 1915,
by King Constantine.
Sympathizers of the allied cause are
advocating the appointment of M.
Venlzelos, a former premier, to suc
British Still After
Oregon Canned Milk
The British' government as well as
the French government Is still seeking
supplies of Oregon canned milk. The
Vnlon Meat company, which controls
the output of the Holly condensary at
Amity, has received another order for
5000 cases of the canned product to be
forwarded as soon as possible to Liver
pool. It is likely that the shipment
will not be made until early In June.
In the meantime there is a much
stronger tone in the canned milk mar
ket and every can of milk that the-allied
governments can secure is being
Higher prices are therefore antici
pated by the general trade.
It's OO In Chicago Today.
Chicago, May 26, (I. N. S.) -Chicago
sweltered today, the thermometer
climbing to 90 degrees. William Hut
ton, suffering from heat and despond
ent. Jumped Into the Chicago river. He
British Prince Slighted Pope.
Rome, May 2. (I. N. S.) It Is com
mented upon in Vatican circles that
Prince Arthur of Connaught paid a
visit to the Vatican museum here with
out making the customary papal visit.
Gompers to See Teamsters.
Chicago. May 18. -(I. N. SJ Samuel
Gompers, . president of the American
Federation of i-abor, will confer this
afternoon with the express drivers on
the best means of settling tfie team
sters .strike ,
. ; -
Hills Call Mayo
to Save Life of
Family Report J. J. Hill Resting
Comfortably, But Send Special
Train for Famous Surgeon.
St Paul. Minn.. May 26. U. P.)
Louis Hill started on a special train
I for Rochester. Minn., tnia aiternoon i
get Dr. William Mayo to come to bt.
Paul to consult in the illness of James
J. Hill, railroad magnate.
Hill was reported resting comfor
sblv thia afternoon, and his family In
sisted there was no cause for alarm
saytng they merely sought the pres
ence of Dr. Mayo so he could consult
with local physicians. He has fre
quently gone on fishing trips with Mr.
Hill and has attended the family be
fore. It was announced this afternoon that
Hill was suffering from hemorrhoids
and his condition was said not to bo
Hemorrhoids is a thickened condi
tion of the blood vessels.
URGE HIM TO RESIGN
ncreasing Delicacy of Posi
tion of Justice Is Arousing
Kna;e Boms Spent for Knghes.
Chicago, May 26. ( I. N. S.)
There is much discussion of
the increasing delicacy of the
position of Justice Hughes.
His pretense of ignorance of
the very practical work being
done for him by Frank Hitch
cock and the scandal of the
huge sum of money being ex
pended in a campaign for the
political advancement of a
member of the supreme court
are not relished by thoughtful
people. The opinion is often
expressed that since Hughes
Is to be a candidate and to
employ all the expedients of a
machine eandldate, he should
retire from the bench at once.
This View Is so widely taken
that politicians hers are hourly
expecting some expression from
Washlnaton. Mav 28. (I. N. S.
Friends of United States Supreme
Court Justice Charles E. Hughes to
day were attempting to Influence him
to resign, asserting such action wouM
clinch his nomination for the presi
dency at the Republican convention
which opens In Chicago June 7. Senti:
ment for Hughes is spreading rapidly
In the south and he ha,s followers in
every state in the country. Hughes,
however, has steadfastly refused to
discuss his Intentions even with his
most Intimate friends. Progressive
leaders who refused to bolt the Re
publican convention four years ago
are confident that Hughes will be
nominated by the Republicans.
Progressive Republicans - who have
been outspoken for Justice Hughes are
watching with the keenest interest the
activities of the standpatters in tho
Interest of Hughes, and here are signs
that the Hughes movement is iofelng
some of its congressional support.
The criticism of Justice Hughes de
veloped a new phase today. It was
declared at the capital that Republican
leaders who had hoped to obtain from
him an expression of his views on the
major issues before the country today,
particularly those which have arisen
since the European war, are asking
themselves how he would meet the at
tacks certain to be launched at him
if he were nominated and then de
clared his opinion.
Practically all of the favorite eons"
headquarters have been moved to Chi
cago. The managers of some insist
that the fight for them will not- be
abandoned despite the sentiment that
the race is solely between Roosevelt
and Hughes. Opinion is pretty general
here, however, that the favorite sons
have been eliminated.
Some politicians are inclined to in
terpret the apparent growing Roose
velt sentiment as presaging an out-and-out
split between Colonel Roose
velt and the Old Guard, which is push
ing the Hughts boom. They think
that Colonel Roosevelt will again cut
loose from the reactionaries the mo
ment he Is convinced that he cannot
dominate the Chicago convention .
Missouri Against T. R.
St. Louis, Mo., May 26. (U. F.
Charles W. Fairbanks' supporters were
happy today when it was announced
that the Missouri delegation would not
be for Roosevelt. Hughes sentiment
Vezmont for Hughes.
Montpelier, Vt.. May 26. (I. N. S.)
A resolution instructing the Ver
mont delegation to the Republican na
tional convention for Justice Charles
F.. Hughes was adopted when tho
state convention opened here today.
Clarence A. Blchards, Commander of
Destroyer fumlsr, Seizes Two High
ly Charged Wires and Suicides.
Sag Harbor, N. May 26. (If. P.)
Seizing two highly charged electric
wires. Lieutenant Clarence Alvin Rich
ards, commander of the United States
destroyer Fanning, was Instantly killed
today In the power station here. Night
Watchman Christian declared Richards
deliberately committed suicide.
Richards was supposed to be aboard
his vessel maneuvering with the At
lantic fleet off Gardiner's bay. He
appeared at the station early in the
morning, - attired in - civilian clothes,
rushed in tnd crabbed the wires.
AT LAS CRUCES
Lance Corporal Marksbury,
17th Regiment, Dead and
Private Nicholas Severely
Wounded in Attack Today.
BODY OF BANDIT IS
IDENTIFIED BY MAYOR
Growing Hostility of Carran
za Soldiers to U. S. Re
ported by Arrivals.
Namlqulpa. Mexico, May 26.
(By radio to Columbus. N.
Candelftrio Cervantes, outlaw
tain, was killed by United
troops south of Las Cruces today.
Cervantes was leader of the bandits
who had been terrorizing that section
for months. He was killed upon at
tempting to rush a party or engineers
repairing abroad six :. iles south of
It was estimated that 20 bandits
attacked. Three Americans were
wounded, one dying shortly afterward.
News of the assault being flashed
to the United States garrison at Las
Cruces, a cavalry troop commanded
by Lieutenant B. T. Marchant. attached
to the Thirteenth regiment, and a
column from the Eleventh cavalry un
der Captain Cushman galloped In pur
suit. The engineers had returned the
Mexicans' fire and the latter fled in
disorder toward the Bacora countrv.
Cushman's command overtook them,
killing two and wounding many.
Cervantes' body was identified by
the mayor of Las Cruces. By Gen
eral Pershing's order, both bodies were
brought to Columbus for further iden
George HullUt of the Seventeenth
Infantry, a machine gunner, killed both
Mexicans, being himself wounded. It
was believed Cervantes did not In
tend to attack the engineers, but be
lng closely pursued ran into them un
expectedly. Jose Bencome was the other M(tl
can bandit killed, according to a report
received from General Pershing.
Cervantes bad been jrorryjns; the
expeditionary forces ever sines General
Pershing entered Mexican territory, it
is believed that his death means tho
breaking up of the Villistas In north
Cervantes was considered the most
desperate and dangerous bandit in
Mexico, next to Francisco Villa. It
believed his death will expedite the
capture of others. Cervantes was ons
of the principal leaders in the raid on
Columbus, N. M.
One Killed, One Badly Hurt.
San Antonio, Texas, May 26. tl. N.
S.) The following report on the
American casualties In the battle at
Las Cruces was received by Major
General Funston today from Brigadier
General John J. Pershing:
"Lance Corporal Davis Marksbury,
machine gunner. Seventeenth Cavalry,
shot in the right lung, died an hour
later. Private George F. Nicholas,
machine gun corps of the Seventeenth
Infantry, shot In the right arm and
left leg. His condition is serious.
Private George Hullitt was shot In the
right arm and left knee. His condi
tion is not serious."
Americans Are Stoned.
Columbus, N. M., May 28. (U. P.)
Growing hostility of Carranza sold
iers toward Americans is reported to
day by arrivals from the front. At
Casas Grandes, they said, barbed wire
obstacles were placed in the roadway
and motortruck trains stoned when
they attempted to remove the barri
cades. Several soldiers were struck.
Carranza soldiers were noticed in the
mob. The commander of the Ameri
cans prevented the troops from using
Washington, May 26. (U. P.)
Curt martial for the 116 Texas mili
tiamen who refused to report for
border duty was recommended today
by Major General Fred Funston. The
men are held In San Antonio. Funs
ton submitted to the war department
a list of militia court officers, includ
fhg regular army and National
Guardsmen. Actio.i is expected soon
from Pres'dent Wilson.
FEDS THE CHICKENS,
THEN KILLS HIMSELF
W. L, Patterson, Former Port
land Cigar Clerk, Seized
With Insane Mania to Kill.
Salem. Or., May 26. W. L., Patter
son, a well-known cigar dealer of this
city, killed his wife and little daughter,
11 years old, and then shot and killed
himself, at 7 o'clock this morning,
with a .32-calibre revolver.
The tragedy occurred on the sleeping-porch
at the Patterson home at 1251
Center street. N
It was witnessed by a neighbor, C.
S. Newberry, who heard the hor
which killed Mrs. Patterson. As he
looked he saw Patterson fondling his
little daughter, who had 'evidently beer,
aroused by the shooting. Then New
berry heard another shot, and a little
later saw Patterson get up, dress and
go . out and feed the chickens. Hi
returned to the house, undressed, went
MURDERS HIS FAMILY
(Concluded on Pace Five. Column roor.)k
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mHE wpf.HK OF THE GERMAN ZEPPELIN 'L,-20.n which hit a mountain side
I Hafso Firth, Norwayr May 3. Of thc twenty-two members of the crew, nineteen escaped.
A The other three men volunteered to stay aboard the big air vessel to destroy the machin
ery, so that Count Zeppelin's secrets would not be divulged. The three were crushed to death
as the dirigible settled. The "L-20" was one of five airships which attacked the east coast of
England and Scotland, May 2. -
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WA1TE ADMITS H!S
GUILT, SAYS HE WILL
NOT WAKE A DENSE
Denies He Is Insane and Says
He Knew It Was Wrong to
Poison Wife's Relatives.
New York, May 26 (U. P.) Still
calm and placid, Pr. Arthur Warren
Waite left the witness stand at 11:40
a m. today in his trial for murdering
his wife's parents, after having given
some of the most remarkable testi
mony ever heard In a criminal court
Waite denied he had attempted to
kill his wife,, but admitted having
considered It. Asked the flat ques
tion: "'Are you craayT' be replied: "I
He admitted that while In Bellevue
hospital he said he was ready to pay
the penalty for his crimes with his
"Do you not care what becomes of
you7" quizzed the district attorney.
Wanted to Kill Himself.
"I want to do what is right."
"Why did you take sulphonol and
trionol on the day of your arrest?"
"I wanted to kill myself."
Waite declared he did not remem
ber telling detectives he did not want
his wife to find out about Mrs. Mar
garet Horton, with whom he occupied
a "studio room" at the Plaza hotel.
The witness denied conspiring with
others while confined in the Tombu
to get up an Insanity defense. Asked
regarding the "Man from Egypt," the
sinister, supernatural Influence whlcti
(Concluded on Page SeTentefn. Column Seven,
n 1 T it
Seized Launch Is
Seen Under Convoy
Oregon, in Tow of Tramp Steamer, Re
ported Off Cape Mendocino, Maneu
vering' to Escape Storm.
Towed by a tramp steamer aa con
voyed by the British cruiser Rainbow,
the launch Oregon, seized In tho Gulf
of California by the British, was
passed off Cape Mendocino two nights
ago by the Standard Oil tanker Atlas.
When sighted by Captain Alex Kirk
wood, the tramp and her tow were
maneuvering about to escape damage
In a heavy blow.
It Is thought that the Rainbow and
the steamer were the two vessels re
ported yesterday by the Norwegian
ateamer Thor as warships seen off
The Oregon belongs to the Crowley!
Tug & Launch Co, of San Francisco.
and was seized in the Gulf of Cali
fornia several weks ago for iliegei !
In tow of the steamer, she was evi
dently bound for the Esqulmault .laval
station in British Columbia, there to
be disposed cf by the British.
The Atlas arrived here today with a
cargo or bulk ou ror the Standard
Brandeis Will Be
Opposition Will Cease Zf Republican
Allowed to Make Known Seasons for
Objections on Senate Floor.
Washington, May 26. (U. P.)
Speedy confirmation of Louis D. Bran
deis' appointment as associate Justice
of the United States 6uprem- tourt
was indicated today at a meeting of
tbe Republican senate Judiciary com
They decided that if the Democrats
allow those opposed to Brandeis to
make public their reasons on tho sen
ate floor, the Republicans will not
conduct a filibuster against the pro
ceedings, and will Jiot go through with
their plans to prolong the contest.
Spanish Steamer Sinks.
I-ondon, May 26. (U. P.) Shippers
were informed that the Spanish steam-'
er Aurrera had been sunk. It was a !
vessel of nearly 3000 tons.
Rome, May 26. '(U
Italian steamer Ercole has been lunk.f
in the-Mediterranean, presumably by a
submarine, dispatches .declared today.
IS INTRODUCED TODAY
IN LAND FRAUD CASE
Los Angeles Men Tell of Buy
ing Oregon Timber Lands
From Sidney L. Sperry,
San Francisco, May 26. P. N.
S.) Considerable damaging evfdenc-:
against the defendants in the Oregon-
California land fraud cases, now on
trial in the United States district court
before Judge M. T. Dooling, was given
today by three witnesses.
John J. Walker, a Los Angeles gro
cer, testified that he paid 1450 to Sid
ney L. Sperry for himself and his wife
upon representation that there were
13,&00.000 feet of lumber on his -claim
and after tbe defendant took an option
on the timber at SO cents a thousand.
The San Francisco negotiations.
Walker said, were in the hands of Nor
man D. Cook.
Robert F. Magulre, former deputy
United States attorney In Portland,
testified that he had advised Sperry
not to handle the Oregon lands, and
that he had pointed out the various
reasons. Dr. Elmer Wiley, a Los An
geles dentist, said that he had been
victimized to the extent of $7o. He
had paid $550 In cash and given the
balance in dental work.
United States Attorney Clarencs
Reames of Oregon, announced in th
United States district court yesterday
that John W. Logan, John Cogburn,
! Fred Bratner and Daniel J. Connors,
I who were convicted in the Oregon land
I fraud cases in the north and who hav
j served sentences, were pardoned today
i by President Wilson and will appear
I aa the principal witnesses against
i isk,5,f N;orm?5
De Garge and Sidney L. Sperry, now
on trial for conspiracy In Judge M.
T. Dooling's court."
"The announcement came ss the
greatest foirprise the defense has
had and at a time that Attor
ney R. P. Black, counsel for the
defendants, was endeavoring to have
noted the continuation of the quartet,
so as to disqualify them as witnesses.
The four men have served their terms,
and the pardon of the president re
stores them to the right of citizen
ship. Logan and Cogburn are the leading
conspirators, according to a statement
made by Reames in court, and are re
sponsible for the alleged fraud, whlcn
was started here.
As Vale Postmaster
Washington. May 26. (WASHING
I TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
I President Wilson has nominated John
I P. Houston postmaster at Vale.
Portland May Feel
Satisfaction in Rise
Of Small Factories
, .While It Is lamented that
large capital does not create
large manufacturing works, out
of hand. In Portland, with that
frequency so much to "be de-
sired. It Is ground for highest
satisfaction that there are
springing up almost daily, and
growing constantly, establish-
ments of greater or less magni-
tude, with home men, home
capital, home pluck, home faith
and home energy to make them
worthy of home patronage
which establishments, actually
or relatively small though' they
may be today, are destined to
be the great factories of the
not distant future. '
A workshop evolved from
little.- but with such a future
forecasted by its at present brief
but prosperous career, is the
subject of an article that ap-
pears today on the editorial
page of The Journal under the
title "Nothing the Matter
With Portland." It is one of a
class which give the very ,
soundest assurances that there .
is in truth "Nothing the Matter
ARE OFRCERS ABLE TO
WELD A CHAIN ABOUT
Links of Circumstantial Evi
dence Are Sought by the
Is there a
case against Bennett
Is there sufficient evidence to war
rant placing a charge against him for
the murder of Mrs. Helen Jennings
and Fred Rlstman, at th Gore farm
near Tualatin the night of May 16?
Bennett Thompson, suspect in the
"Jitney murder mystery," is now in
Jail at Hlllsboro. lle was arrested at
about 4:30 o'clock Wednesday after
noon. May 17, on the street near his
father's home In St. Johns. The ar
rest was made by Detectives Goltz,
Snow and Coleman.
Taken to the city Jail Thompson
said that ha had read about the mur
der In The Journal and was on his
way to the police station to explain
that he was not Involved whert he
Visits to Mrs. Jennings.
To District Attorney Evans Thomp
son admitted that he knew Mrs. Helen
C. Jennings, the murdered woman, and
that he had been to her home a number
of times. (Thompson was born and
raised in that section of the state and
within the past six months had worked
for Japanese clearing timber near the
Jennings home). Thompson admits
that he was at the Jennings' home on
a Thursday before the murder was
committed and Sheriff Reeves of
(Concluded on rg TwelT. Column One)
Blamed for Rumor
Stats Department Denies Wltaoni
Qualification Reports That Secretary
of State Lansing Is About to Resign.
Washington, May 26. (U. P.) Deny
ing without qualification all reports
that Secretary Lansing is to resign, the
state department declared today that
the rumor was part of a propaganda
which has been progressing for months.
It was intimated that uerman sources
were fostering the rumors.
Lansing attended todays cabinet
meeting, and will be at his office on
Monday. He showed signs of his re
cent Illness while talking about the res
"Persons circulating tnat eiory Knew
it was false," the state department as
serted. "The story was sent by wire
less to Berlin, as a part of a propa
ganda while international relations
were delicate. It was never printed .n
Berlin. Those circulating the story
took advantage of the secretary's ill
ness to renew it."
Asked if the propaganda referred to
was a German product, one official
said: "You can draw your own conclu
sions." Lansing was very angry when ques
tioned about the report. "Of all the
absurd fakes," he cried, "this is the
Asks Why American
Is Held a Prisoner
Irish, nationalist in Hons Inquires
Why Peter To Zs Held Without the
Placing of a Formal Charge.
London. May 26. (I. N. 8.) P. J
Crumley, Irish Nationalist, in !
house of 'commons today interpellated
Premier Asyulth as to why Peter Fox,
an American, arrested at Carrickmore,
County Tyronne. Is now confined In
Wandsworth detention barracks with
out placing' of a formal charge.
Crumley demanded whether a letter
addressed by Fox to Ambassador Page
had been delivered, the prisoner Stav
ing received no acknowledgment, ani
also whether Fox's American citizen
ship papers, seized when he was ar
rested, would be returned.
' George May Go to Ireland.
Ixjndon, May 26 (I. N. S.) David
Lloyd-George, who was named by the
government to bring peace between the
political factions of Ireland, con
f erred with several Irish leaders here
today. It is understood he will go to
Ireland soon. . . , .
WHEN HE VISITS
"You Have Been Misrepre-,
senting Me to the People
of Oregon," Senator Tells
BULLDOZERS WILL NOT 7.:
GET FAR, HE DECLARES
Senator Lane Corroborates ,
Statement of Efforts Made?,
by Oregon Senators. :
Washington, May 26. (WASHING
TON Bl'RKAU OF THE JOURNAL.
"You have been mlsreprcsentlnc ms to
the people in Oregon, misleading ths -people
there as to the situation here.
your statement that I have been
apathetic and havo treated the Co
lumbia naval base matter as a Joke is
absolutely false." Senator Chamberlain -today
told F. C. Harle, chairman of
the naval base committee. "
Harley returned to Washington yes
terday. He appeared at Chamber
Iain's office with the Oregonian cor
retpondent. through whom reports rep-
resenting Oregon senators as apathetlo
have been transmitted.
Ziane Gives Views.
Senator Lane was also present at
the interview and recited In plttn
terms the efforts put forth by himself
and Chamberlain to secure considers- "
tlon for the naval base. He told Har- "
ley he did not see how the senators
could have done more, because the de
partment will not recommend nw(
bases anywhere In the United States
and the naval affairs committee will
give no encouragement.
Lane further pointed out that he
told Harley of an opportunity to II-,
cure a aubmsrlns base when Harley
first came here.
Barley Avoided Hearing.
After Senator Tllltn. n declined to
grant a hearing, he made arrangements
with Senator Swanson to hold one,
whereupon Harley couK not be found.
"I will contlixye to do all I csn for
a Columbia "base." said Chamberlain,
(Coocladrd on Pice Two. Colums Fife)'
Prospects Are That Ever'
Steamboat on. Two Rivers
May Be Tied Up. ' 7
Prospects of a strike of river steam
boai men which will tie. up every boat
on the Columbia and Willamette rivers
loomed up this afternoon.
Shortly before noon special delivery '
notices were received from Seattle,'
where representatives of the different '
unions of deck hands, firemen and en
glneera have been In conference, staty
lng that an Increase In wages must
be forthcoming by June 1 or tho or-.
ganlzatlon would strike.
Firemen, deck hands and watchmen
receiving now 135 to'50 a month de
mand a straight wage of 150 with 60
cents an hour for all overtime. Twelvs ;
hours Is to constitute a working day
and where more than 18 hours consti
tute the running time of a vesnel
three crews must be carried. Ons day
off In every week Is also demanded..
It is the unanimous verdict of the -heads
of transportation companies us
ing the Willamette and Columbia rlv
ers that the increase cannot be met.
'The men will have to strike ou June '
1, if that Is the way they feel, ftr ws
cannot grant the Increase," Jeclared -one
of the owners this morning.
"Every steamboat line on either
river is paralleled by railroad and auto
truck lines, which absolutely do away
with any chance to raise the freight
rates. Our rates are such that It gives
us a slight edge on the rail anl auto
lines, and must stay there.' i
"There Isn't a steamboat line on the-:
river that wouldn't have to tie up and"
go out of business If these increases
Seeks a Farm Job
Chance for. Dentist
There were "alflred" few people '
in Oregon who wanted two sets of
second hand painter hooks, butw..
Barnes found those few and sold -the
hooks through a Journal Want '
Ad. Look them over every day. .
Suburban Homes Tt
NEAR Oswego lake, a corner sera?
and new log house; sn ideal
country home. , -. '
Situations Male 3'
ELDERLY man. A-l general farm
hand, wants steady homelike;
Place. , f r
Business Opportunities M "
DENTIMT'K office, fully equipped, j
with housekeeping apartments.
The daily circulation of ThV
Journal in Portland and Its trad-
lng radius exceeas me mormnir t
paper by several thousands and Is
practically 60 v per cent sgtras tsr,
than Us nearest afternoon ( Con
temporary, i . "