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fair.- . Winda mostly westerly. ' r
Maximum Temperature Sunday v.
Portland U New Orleans. ,
Chicago ....... ,.H .New York,.....M
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' , New From the Front
Whether It be the -front, where - blood , -v
. unii red, In Rumia or 'the American front
v , in Washington, where reconstruction prob-
;'tms are belnir solved. The Journal Is first
' t".-"f '
- with the latest.
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VOL. - XVtlL- NO. -193
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PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER ' 2C. 1919.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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: III If
General Yudenitch Reported to
Have Cut All 5 Railways Lead
ing Out of Beleaguered City.
News Is Confusing,: but Surren
" der or Capture of Stronghold
Believed Matter of Moments.
-Moscow, via' London, Oct. 19.
The radicals here threaten to burn
Moscow if It ia captured by the antl
Leon Trotzky. the .Bolshevist war
minister, in a manifesto issued taday,
says: . v ." ' -rr r : !; .
"banger has acain come upon Pet
rograd. The English and French,
with devilish joy, announce our fail
ures. "The stock .exchanges and' the
press 9t the whole world are' sharing
that Joy, predicting the fall of Pet
rogradt But It will stand!" . ,
London, Oct. 20, (I. K. S.) Pet
rograd has been surrounded by anti
Uolshevlk troops, according to the
following, official. announcement is
sued by the war office today:
"We learn -that Petrograd is sur
rounded. All five of the1 railways
leading from the city have been cut
by the forcci under f leneral Yude
The Russian ' h-.tibJisy at Pnrls has re
ceived word that Uencrul Yudenltch has
occupied Petrograd. .the Red army hav
Miiic evacuated the oity, according to-a
Jaris dispatch to the -Chronicle.
. :v The Exchuige .Telegraph correspond
eni at Helatngfors sent the following
. corrmunlque front the Finnish, general
"General Yudenltch has occupied the
V -lurbs of Petrograd. Oorka and Kras
naja' have been occupied."
An earlier dispatch to the Dally Man
from HeiMingfors said : '
"Cleneial Yudenltch Is but fnrce tnlies i
-s rrom Petrograd. i 'fhe Putiloff - brancli
railway ami ihemain work, aliopa are .
nil in 'pottsensioa of tiia for id : under 1
Gwieral Yudenltch.? v - w $ , f
ine.uoisneviK garriton i preparing a
liouse' t house -defense of "; Petrograd.
The Esthonians now hold Krasnaye
Selo. The white flag has been hoisted
(by the Bolsheviks) at Kronstadt, but
n. details received.' There Is no con
firmation of the report ofjthe capture of
tl-e Putiloff railway works.
The Viatka railway vss cut at Vrltsa!
Ii. was declared by officials. - both at
the war office and tho admiralty, that
. tue Brltlnh have hot attacked Kron-
( t ionclud d on rjU'Miw, Column FvtirV
New Disturbance Overcome, and
Washington. Oct. ro.-r(C. I'.)
'Th president's dljeatlvti disturb-
ance has subsided almosi compleuf-
ly. said a statement Issued by his
physician at 11:25 a. m. today.
- .'. a j ... . . - .
comfortable this morning," the bul
letin continued. v
' The statement was signed by Doc
tors Grayson, Ruff in and! Stitt. ;
President Wilson is- sufficiently recov
gred to take an interest in politics. This
afternoon he was given a tetegrrm from
Ben J-afayctte, Democratic chairman of
OfcIahorna City, staling that Claude
Weavers running on a "strong adminfs-
trHtioiU. platrorin Tor congress in the
Fifth Congressional district of Okla-
noma, had garnered 1 500 ; votes, while
lid Hoy le." "formerly . a great favorite
and anti-administration and anti-league
of Nations man," had received but 143
- votea ,i It was stated, at, the White
House that the president was greatly
cheered : by the message, i5,;. -.
Mrs. iWUllam O. j McAdoo, daughter
lot the .president, is uow at the White
House,, and Mrs. Francis B. Say re, an
other daughter, is expected to return
shortly, probably during the week. Miss
Jkiargarct Wildon ha been here since the
Whit House Officials last night re-lui-ed
to isy wUetlitr a personal meet-
l.i. between (her president and King Al
hert of Belgium wNl be arranged at the
; White iHouse during the visit of the
: - king in, Washington commencing Octo
ber Zl.i Dte Grayson, however. Is frank
ly opposed to the president meeting any
one outside of his Immediate family,
-f holding tenaciously to his prescription
.l of absolute rest and seclusion until the
president Is able to go to his desk.
Is Here in. Special
i. R. C. .Wright, assistant director,! di
vision of traffic of the United -.States
railroad administration, arrfred in Port
land this morning to spend the day con
f erring' with railroad traffie official
Wright Js traveling in a special car and
. will leave at, S o'clock this evening. ',
WILSON DIGESTIVE -
Portland Man in
John E. Lathrop Believes Com
, mission Should Be Sent From -America
to . Germany.
By Gordon Stiles I . ,
sp cbw t tor.i IMt ah, ctosojpjjmgf Threatens Prosecution of
(Copyright. 1919. by Chicago DUy New Co.)
Berlin, Germany, Oct. 20.- John
E. Lathrop, special representative of
the United States department of la
bor, arrived today from Warsaw for !
the purpose of continuing in Ger-1
many the investigation Into labor
conditions which he has been niak
ingelsewhere on the continent. His .
chief comment to me was to the ef- j
feet' that the United' States had:
not be expected to avoid a full share
of the responsibility of reconstruc
Mr. Lathrop. also said that by ignor
ing the critical situation in Germany we
wili not eliminate that situation. It will
have to be faced sooner or later and the
sooner the better and can oJy be Im
proved by support from the Lj:lted
States. ' He, believes ihat a commiKalop
consisting "of ' representatives of both .
houses of congress, bankers, labor iead-
ers- employei s, Hhe bench and the bar
could be sent to Germany-' Immediately
with good results. Tt should be stipu
lated that the members of such a com
mission of investigation must be men in
whom' the American public has confi
dence and whose report would be taken
seriously and acted upon.
Delay in ratifying the treaty with
Germany and taking steps toward reliev
ing the bad condition!; here. Mr. Letlyop
fsars. will wcrlt, to the dleadv-utage of
Mr. Lathrop la ,well known in Ore
gon, having been'. Washington corres
pondent of The Journal for many years
prior -to his entering the government
service and previously ha ving . been con
nected with tfre East Oregonian at Pen
dleton'' eotnlng o Ths Journal in Port
land when it was taken oyer by- its pres
ent publisher. , ; s . b' i V
STEEL MILLS RUN
Question of Sympathetic Walkout
to Be Decided by State ; -Federation.
Pittsburg. Pa., Oct, 20. (I. N. S. '
Thi HtArl strike ontoril nn ill iftVi
- ine Steel StriKe entereo On US Iftn
: week today wlth-all the plants in the '
j Immediate Pittsburg district in oper-
ation and with the labor leaders tli- I
i their forces Intact until the State
Federation of Labor holds its con-
I vention here on November . 1 and 2k
and decides the question of a state
! wide sympathetic walkout.
The Pittsburg central labor union
found that the sympathetic strike
iitltt aiifl iAllntu nirttnla fnii 4k-A
UoeWe attitude in regard to strikers'
prob!em of holdinK the Mee,
j rt,;krs together is a dlfCcult one was
i admitted by Organiser- J. L. Beaghen.
j v.ho said that the men must, have a show
of : sympathy from organized labor.
These men are not receiving strike
benefits." he said, "and cannot be held
together forever without compensation." 1
Strikers Get Ultimatum
Chicago. Oct. 20.--I. N. S.) Unless
striking steel workers in the -Calumet
district, comprising Chicago.. Gary, Ind..
inuiana nuruur unu uiner mia-wcst
steel centers, return to their work not;
latet than nest Wednesday, they will ,
lose their Jobs, their pensions and all
priority, rights. ial ultimatu n was de-
j livered to the strikers today in letters
mailed by the United States Steel cor-
porstion. Similar letters are said to
have been .mailed to striking steel work
ers in all sectioni of ..the' country.
Regular System of
k Highway Building
Aavocatea at Luncn ;
in ft. .i:.ttMi't.M. i a mnr vi!
necessity than more road mileage and it
It highly Important that some method be
found that will abolish the present hit
or miss, system- of highway building,
eald S. M. - Williams, ; chairman of the
federal highway commission, at the
members' forum' luncheon at the Cham
ber of Commerce today. ' . v; "
-Brief talks were made by W. X
Thompson , and Lv J. Simpson.
:: , Wreathed by Flyers
-Hazelhurst, L. L, V0cL SO (U. ,P".)--Four
military aviators flew f rem here
to the grave of the late' Colonel -Theodore,
Roosevelt at Oyster Bay today and
dropped two wreathe on the mound. The
flight was made' In connection w ith the
opening of Roosevelt memorial week.
was too bia a nroDosition for the I Freirlnt Wilenn IMntifio1 That to eat since his disappearance was a : funds. Somebony tow uiem. nowever. i to negotiate wua mem a
m . .u .!., i . . i potato , lie . DiCueo un in tne nuis. last that tftev couia get into ienmara on tne ceinnia. mey again
i . ' - i iv uvi i ..iivvi. luuiibu I - .. . .. .... . .. . . . M. ,
UOmtOrtame j "V'r"". V4 ... " . M.At;nr U:'t.lA h nta ':j Thursday. Sunday hW left-for Bother- shltfs papers.' They pawned some of ' tiaUons: We went into
n - - ! - - - l . . " ; un, v.nere nis protner, jacii, conoucts a their-ciominB anu uoupni ir.i ciasf . wjtn secrotary vviison.
1 I'PKT 111 V .: IPTI T 11 F nillllPr TOr Tn. lUliff U . VBkb !.. - - . .. . . i .... . . . -. . , ,. .....
neSt. i state' convention. The central body J Nnt Yt FivpH i bakery. t 'tickets to the border, v There the Ocr- any compromise they m
V ! adonted resolutions condemnlna cer- ' - - 1 i 1 . 11 . : mans turned them back for l"Ck of prop- made no move and trt
Refiners Who Ask Higher
Price Than Set by Equalizers.
Warninir TplpirrarihaH to Entire
- o o r
Nation and Designed to Curb
Both Wholesaler and Retailer.
Washington, Oct. 20. (I. N. S.)
sugar will be dropped, if a suitable
price for the Louisiana sugar crop
can be agreed on, it developed today
at the hearing on sugar before the
senate agriculture committee.
Senator McNaryl Oregon. chair
man pf the investigating committee,
baa wired for George Zabriskie 'and
William A. Glasgow of 'the sugar
equalization 'Toard to meet with
Southern cane growers tomorrow
morning to try to reach a price for
the crop which will, be fair to pro
ducer and consumer. . ; 1 . ;
Washington, ,OcL 20. (U. P.3
Attorney General Palmer today
threatened prosecutions against beet
sugar, refiners who ask higher prices
than those set by 'the sugar equal
The wholesale prices fixed by .the A
Mugar equalization . boardV 'Palmer's an-
noanceme4it revealed.ts 10 cents cash,
less 2 per eeii t, seaboard basis.
Palmr's varning. ; wnlch was tele
graphed to beet sugar refiners through
out the .country,; showed that the sugar
equalization board and the. department
of. Justice haye been cooperating to' get
fh IdAt i i cr w Minnlir. Ah 4 V A m.ilr4t
a fair priceVrellevi. the present short-1
ace - m .., ' i-y - ' C r,
quoted a telegram wxicntne" equiuxa.
(lon ' board has -also" taenv lotrefliTerek-
Tlii.i message revealed that the , beet
!.niKar factories were failing to sell their
product at produced because of vnser
i tair.ty --abaui.. pricts. j '
While Painter's ; -warning Jt ouly
with wholesale prices, retail ' prices are
also directly affected. Pair price corn
mlttees, now being formed' throughout
the country, wilt know exactly what price
retailers are paying for sugar and at
what price It should be .sold to allow a
fair margin of profit.- $ v i i ? .
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
OF SUGAR HAS INCREASED
Washlngtdh, Oct; 20.-"VaSHIXGTOX
BUREAU OF THE JOUHNAL. If the
1 4 . . . ... ......
' -,"" "5r iuiiiri w ers omjf
iHWoikd im paie Two, .I'olumn Four)
Paris. Oct. S9(l. N. S
supreme interallied council today
approved a call for the first meeting 1
of the League of Nations. It is be-!
big forwarded to President Wilson.
The date has not been announced.
To Return Home to
R e co nnoiter Politics
' . , . . ... ; v
. a-5.iir.gtor.. Oct. 20 L. P.) Ad-
j journmeni oi congress wm ioiiow closely
o:i the final treaty vote, according, to
plans of senate leaders today. Hopf of
enacting the program of domestic legis
lation outlined by President Wilson has
been abandoned until the regular aea
sion In December. ' " 1'
House leaders and chairmen of impor
tant senate committee are still urging
the" necessity of passing, on Important
domestic legislation. , . , - j
The railroad reorganization bill, to
; be reported to the senate .this Week," is
not expected . to pass.
; Lrfioor legislation nas also lost momer
j turn. Many congressmen are outspokenly
anxious to get ouch to meir nome states
see. ttow the political Und lieso-
) Vnfl 'PonrA V QTrl
I Odii X CLU U Oil U.
Gets Contract !
For Teh; Ships
Los .Angeles, Oct' 20. (L. P.) Marco
H. llelman, president of; the Southwest
ern Shipbuilding company, with yards
at San- Pedro, announced today his com
pany has secured a ' $210,000,000 contract
from the Emergency Fleet eorporation
and that Ms company and the Western
Pipe & ; Steel company would build a
fleet, of 10 ships to operate between Pa
cific coast ports and Boston. - , J
tThe new fleet will be operated by the
Boston .Pacific company. The vessels
will make Seattle. Portland, San Fran
cisco. Sauapedro, New York, and' Boston
J their porfcj of calL ' , . , , - -
UUUHUILil I IIUVLO
1 LLnUU L MILLMMU
BACK 1 HOUR
TjT7ASHIXGTONV OcU 20 (I.
- X. H.) Today saw the alart
of the lart. week of daylight hav
ing. Next Sunday the law be
comes Ineffective. ; The hands
of the clock will be set back one
hour. .; .." ' !' . . .
The farmers will exalt. They
are responsible for killing the
daylight savtog law by a strenu
ous fight in congress.
Senator Calder of New York,
"father of the daylight saving
law," still has hones that the
sentiment of the nation will
again force the pasxagc of a
daylight saving law.
Suspect Took $1500 Which She
Picked From Victim's Pocket,
Declare Local, Police.
Kate Hammer, minus
personal effects she has gathered
during her spectacular sojourn in 1
Portland, has made srood.' after much !
delay, 'on the" promise she made to
. .r - -
police officers many months ago,
and today is beyond Oregon state
She is without personal effects now.
But is believed to have with her $1500 of
the savings of j Andrew' Underi. whose'
pockets she. is said to have- picked last
Saturday night. "Search for the woman
all day Sunday land this morning proved
to police officers that she has left the
tatc. She had (promised to leave Imme
diately after her - release from the city ,
Jail on July 12. -The
woman is said to have been mixed l
up with automobile bandits, one of whom
was killed last summer by Patrolman
Finn on Williams avenue. ' She was Jailed
July I on a vagrancy charge and sen
tenced to 60 days in JaiL
'0(Julf released upon her
wunev vvr srwa vutct . intivva s -vas
Hr iJeat'pubile appearance was at
room' 23l vnable hotel. Saturday night'
ccmipiete arrangementa to, buy an apart
ment house from-the nwnatit This visit,;
Inspector Tacktberry. assert cost , him
su.00 anff- ne cw not get io apartment
' , ; i
In Woods for Week,
Is On His Way Home
After being losi in the woods of Curry
county for an entire week. Glenn Cul
ver, 266 Hunt street, Portland, exhaust-
, Aft TA olOI'-lrt ( I,' ii M 4 ... I vs , n Ka ff.k
lialphprv nar Msnfltlit lm Kitnnlav
day. according to word received br his
j parents here Sunday.
One week ago Saturday Culver, ac-
cempanied by some companions, left on;
a hunting expedition. The men became
separated. ponce and residents had
scoured the woods but found no trace ol
j him. For a time tne authorities sus-
Young Culver, who works at the
Union meat .market, told friends
he simpjy got lost. The first he had
I Boy's Death Comes
Of Blow on
Delivered in Play ;
Tini,;-Vi.rU- rw nA miat the embassy. There we met a cer-
tured blood vessel of the brain, sustained
while he and another schoolmate were
iavriiv ni in vutn . h
in knocking ' each
other's hat off, caused the death of 13-year-old
Charles R. Haynex. son of
Charles D. Hayner of the' Cow Creek
district. ' according to a post mortem
examination by doctors.
Young Hayivcr -was -accidentally hit
on the temple In ..thetplay.' He appar
ently suffered none at the thrte, tut
complained of a severe headache later
and was excused-from school. " He be
came gradually " worse until death re
sulted the following night.
Aviator Is filled
As He Performs
1 ; Feats rpf Daring
Daitas. Texas,' Oct.? 20. 1, N. K.)
While stteriiptlng to' regain hia neat n
his airplane 'after performing a series
of . daring feats .ijo'! midair. Captain
Charles Theodore of Lallas became ex
hausted, lost; his grip "on the rope to
which he was Clinging below the land
ing gear of his machine and fell 600
feet to his. death here Sunday. Thou
sands of people witnessed his exhibition
and his fall, i v
Dr. Norman L. Lee ,
Dead at; Age of 82
Eugene, . Or - Oct. 1 24. V. ' P.) Dr.
Norman Zi.'-Lee,-iorofninnt citisen of
Lane county.: -died at his borne In Junc
tion CltythisTwcTnmg. aged rtS ' years.
He ; came to Oregon : In 1847, crossing
the plains with - an ox team. . He first
located i In v Portland ' then Saleni . tind
finally In Junction. CJty, where he. spent
the rest "of hla 'irfe, . Hewa a yeteran
of the CHU war.
Girl Said to Have
Been Sold Once Is
Taken by Father
Story Told in Municipal Court
Makes 17-Year-0ld Lass Mar
Gypsy love, with the dollar sign
preceding the pausing of the ring, had
its' innings in municipal court thia
morning when Rosa. Mark of .647
Pettygrove street swore out" a war
rant against Steve John, charging i
htm with kidnaping his own daugb-j
ter. she said John had sold the giri
to her to become the wife of her son, J
The girl is Bakouche :
According to Deputy District Attorney
Deich, Steve John sold, hte daughter to
Mrs. Mark several months ago for 600.
The girl was to have married Michael
Mark as soon as she reached the legal
age. 'Steve John, her father, is said to j
have made a trip to California recently.
where he Is alleged to have obtained
an offer of , $2000 for his daughter's
This morning, according to evidence
laid before Delch, John is alleged to ;
i have taken his daughter nway from j
,!Mra. Mark forcibly and to have taken
treasurer ; h, olrt ot tnc state. Delch said Mrs. j
Mark did not object so much to the toss j
of the girl aa to the loss, of her S600. j
s'"e demanded her money, with Interest. ,
returned, Detcn easa, out jonn is saia to
have refused to return the money.
A warrant charging kidnaping was
issued for John's arrest by Municipal
AID BY RED
Sailors Aboard Western Spirit,
Out of Portland, Left Ashore in
Berlin, Get Cool Reception. -
TtV Gordort Stiles
1 .Daily Xm
(ivnrvnt,. iin. y i ni'iui w
' Berlin, Oerman. .Oct. z. nan .
; phllfnf It. .-Woodtuff of 3Z seneca
street, isuiiaw,-1 i uu uwua
Stelo of . 845 'East . Seventy-eighth
streeC New York, city, reach Amer
ica, they will ; not speak enthusias
tically of the Joys of "travel in Eu
rope these days. : '
Both these boys were members Of
the . crews of the American ship
Western - Spirit - of Portland, v
v.-hich recently carried a mixed ear-
go to Hamburg- According to the
1 . . , - 1 J . 1 I D..1ln Vi a.-
SIOTJ' tncylOIO luuttj lit u"u, iiivj
. . . .
" r irrr - npiiinn
lled from Hamburg. They found
themselves stranded without funds,
: food or accommodations.
owing to- the fact that
! states has no one in Hamburg to look
nf.er -Americans, the only place where
k. wi lr fnr iilrlm anil amis-
i tarice w"5 the Spanish consulate. There
J American: womaK. who was the consul's
) assistant, but wno .turneo wem away
when she found Uiat thev were without
PIC SIX'S ABE TOUCH
They believed that 'there mutt be;
somebody in Berlin who.oould help them
i and m np getl after many hardships to
reacn. tne uerman rupuai. in i.ie woras;
or Woodruff this It. what happened:
"We went to tlw American Red Cross
i tain 5aptaln Baker. He ea id be could
"w , " "J
Baker gave us 10 marks (at the present
exchange 45 cents) and a small box of
food: Then he sent us to the German T.
M. A. where we were to sleep with
about . S00 German soldiers.. Baker
Would take no steps to h u get away.
He said he had no authority to do so.
Finally we found a Mr. Mason, who was
. .1. Ml. 1 !
TJi bS Z ;:"'.:""?,
emergency passes and kindly went wtth
us to the Dutch legation. Then he ad
vised us to see the American - corres-
tpondents at the Hotel Adlon and here
KEPOHTERS SOX ATE
The American correspondents chipped
in enough to pay their fares to Copen
hagen .and gave them sufficient money
to keep them until they could get In
touch w ith the ' American consul there.
This Story is one which Illustrates the
unatlsfaeto'ry manner ;in .which Atherl-
run subjects have been treated by the
ilea "cross people fn ucrmany. it
notorious fact that if an American
v. .mted anything t.e had far better e-o to
the British or. Danish ; Red Cross than
his own people. At the same time Rus
sians, French and Roumanians and even
Germans - have ' been aided. . The fault
may be stupid instructions or a wrong
intarpretation of thenv ' .
Lava Pours Down
r Six Active Cones i
Honolulu.' Oct 20. I L X. . 8. ) Forro
jUiglhree huge lava streams, six cones
are active today on ifauna Loa at an
altitude above 7000 feet. The main cone
is 200 feet In diameter. The six cones
occupy a quarter- of a mile on; a Jine
running west , toeaat. va.ls flowing
freely, - but the aeareL stream to the
government highway ! eight miles. ' -
Five Hundred Men Assigned to
Duty on New York Waterfront;
To Keep Up Transport Service.
Soldiers Are Armed With Machine'
Guns land Rifles; and Are
Equipped With Trench Helmets.
ork- ct- -0. (I. N. S.)
Armed with machine guns and rifles,
and equipped with trench helmets.
500 T-nited States troops, most of
them veterans from overseas, were
landed . from the transport George
Washington at Hoboken today fo
duty in the longshoremen's strike.
rhe soldiers were hurried to the South
Brooklyn waterfront where , the army
D.-0 nierB were tied un by the strike-
Brigadier General P. XV. Davidson,
tra.nsport movement officer, declared if
lni, force pr0Ved insufficient more troops
would be brought up.
TO KEEPSEKVICE GOiXG "
Other . soldiers from northern army
camps are already at Hoboken, and
Brigadier General Davison was emphatic
in saying that the army transport serv
ice will be kept moving, "strike or no
It is possible that the soldiers may
be employed to- help the movement of i
. shins of the federal shipping board whose
(departure for foreign ports was pre-
I vented jby the strike. " -r .
While the' troops were being distrib-1
I uted -the icoiHii!la.tlou commission ap-1
(Pointed by Labor Secretary Wtlaon -was
meeting with representatives on ins
federal shipping board.' the national adjustment-commission
and- the shipping
companies, in an ' effort to settle the
troubles. "... Jf, ,. " - -
M AXOft'S SEQCE'sT 'SE5LED
Mayor Hyland, a member of the con
ciliation commission. had urged fiecre
Ltary of War Baker to prevent tie land
-r,, . roo iwidiers landed today are
t1ftj ., immediate command of Colonel
: jes.e AV, CulUon. who saw active serv
ice in France and fought in sir , big. en
gagements, lie wears two wound stripes
and a croix de guerre with two palms
ahd three stara Many of, the privates
also wore decorations for gallantry in
action In the great war.
Miners Refuse to
Says John L. Lewis
Washington. Oct. 20. l. ,V. S.) "We
j will discuss no compromise." John L.
i Lewie, acting president of the ' United
i Mine Workers of America, made this
I statement today relative to- the confer-
; enoe of miners and operators to be held
with Secretary of Labor vviison toraor
I row In an attemnt to forestall the threat-
ened coal strike.
"Get that clear, we'll discuss no torn
promise." said Lewis. "We opened" r e
aotiatlons with the operator? in Uuf
falo. They broke them off. We tried
gain in Phi la-
broke off the nego-
readv to diseues
j shown that' they don't want the atrikc
called off." s
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nmQ n I QTlfl I llTTT
UAIJtAXlX MiO.. VfAUJ
Over Corner -Lot
. Tears of contention came to an abrupt
end this morning when H. A. Volpnhl.
owner of a corner lot at the intersections
of Kast Seventeenth and Mllwaukie
streets and Xehalem avenue, accepted
the city commission's offer of $230 fw
X20 nquare feet of hi lot. He had tsked
$70 and had secured a $300 Judgment
"'.against he city for Us refusal to gro.it
him a- permit to erect a garage. j
The city will remove st once. Commis
sioner Earbui" said, the objectionable
point on the lot Which renders the In
tersection particularly dangerous to
traffic. Several accidents at the corner
last week brought the city again to the
necessity of action in the case and the
2S0 .offer. was made to Volpahl. - Ills
circuit court Judgment against -the city
will not be sustained, it l said. V'olpahi's
entire lot, 700 square feet, had beh
assessed, at only 171..
1 Active Plans Made
To Obtain Money for
An active campaign to raise Oregon's
$38,000 quota " toward ' the $5,000,000
Roosevelt, memorial , was outlined this
afternoon, when tbe state executive com
mittee met at the Imperial hotel. As
yet- reports of contributions have not
been prepared, but ; workers will check
in every other day. ; '
Plans for raising the money include a
speakers', campaign in schools and pub
lic places." establishment of contribution
stations f In banks, - fire stations, the
Liberty temple and headquarters in the
Press club, - and a statewide memorial
on October 27, Roosevelt's birthday,? .
A big mass meeting in Tbe Audito
rium; is- scheduled for the evening of
Judge Henry McGinn will
apeak, and ' the Victory chorus of 150
persons under ; Wralter Jenkins will sing,
For Safe Robber;
Kept in Jail by
Official Turns Key on, Plowden
Stott After Latter Enters,
Jail to See Prisoner.
Plowden Stott, former legislator
and of standing in the Oregon bar.
Is trying, today to shake from his
clothes the odors of Jail. Suspected
of bciug a yeggman, he spent most
of Sunday afternoon behind the bars
at Asotin, Wash., though he had
on,e ,there a co"n,
and, in a sense, a fri
friend of George
, Stott had been appointed attorney for
Welch, who was arrested In Portland
last week," his arrest leading to ths re
covery of 125,992 in cash, bonds and
other valuable papers. Accordingly, he
went to Asotin to confer with his client.
"Sure you can see him." the sheriff
So he vaa let Into the Jail, precautions
being first taken that no weapons or
implements of escape were on his person.-
When the attorney was inside the cell
the sheriff turned the key. After sev
eral hours the sheriff called Captain
Circle, of the Portland police department
"Who Is Plowden Stott ?" he asked. "Is
he a yegg?"
"So, he is one of our best little at
torneys," replied Circle.
So the key. was turned, the other way
and Stott was liberated.
At the Asotin telegraph office Stott
wrote this telegram, which was received
a few minutes later by Captain Circle .
( Signed) "SH BRUXTK HOLMES." J
The bankwas blown supposedly by
two men. inasmuch as only one arrest
had been made the Asotin authorities
are overlooking no bets as to the oUei.
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" , Near Lake Washington,
" ' "- Seattle. .. .
Seattle. Wash., Oct. 20. -(V. P.
Evidently murdered, the; body of a
comely young woman, 25 years old,
was found lying underneath a shrub
near Lake Washington this morning.
The body was still warm when found
by l5an Farri. caretaker for trie
noger Brown estate.
Some articles of the murdered
young woman's clothing bear the
GIRL IS MURDERED;
. i ' iinmir' -;';.
trademark of Seattle furnishers; resulting from volunUry and rcuco?-f
others were purchased from Tacoma b, tftwt; hindeirf promotion or '
, , vancement in accordance with merit, v.
rlrn18' ' ;'' otherwise Interferes with tlte freedom of
Sunday night ft woman called the PO-j individual action.
lice on the telephone and said she hadi . .... ... . . . u.. - ..,
. ., i ' .. cirfv" As unorganiecd . labor, which em
seen a man leap out of an muto on oueta , . .., -M,.t,.
.t.-, i.. h.f.. ' ,,i.i,, . A I braces tlie vast majority or worktus;
PpTe wT a rounTwoa'w'homre 1
overpowered and tlir.w Into his machine, this conference. 1 deem it approprLue
driving r way .at a fast speed.
believe the kidnaping may be connected
with the murder.
Discoloration of the left eye and left
side of the fUce end chin convinced the
authorities the girl hud been dealt a
smasnmg mow. wnu-n prooapiy anocaen
I unomircnras. 4iiu mat bjip was tpen
Reading of Treaty
Washington. . Oct. 20. 41. X. a
Reading of the treaty of Versailles was
completed in the senate late this after
noon. The senate immediately adjourned.
The way is now left open for speedy
action on the treaty. If debate does not
Retail Pork Prices
Stay Up; Wholesale
Cost Has Big Drop
Complaint brought before the fed-
erai unr w.u...... .
night nd sunsequeni lnvesnganoi.
have disclosed h. strange situation re- less, s Steak probably has dropped some
! garding the price of oork." 1 jwliat more, but hugs 30 cents a pound.
1 Just before August 1 the market price I , Msny. merchanu were, "too' busy" to
I at ite Hosts toDDeo 39 cents a pounu,
Saturday live "hogs sold for 14.7& cent I
a pound, the lowest price Since Apru l.
'1917. ' -v '' ""'- - ' - . ; , -
But the reta'il price is practically un
affected by tbe drop.
When live hogs were selling at 23
cents a pound, dressed pork cost tbe re
tailer 30 cents a pound.
It is easy, dealers say, to buy dressed
pork today at 19 cents "a pjund. Some
may be , hAd for 1$ cents. Thus live
hogs' have dropped nearly nine cents a
Itound in less than- three - months.
Lrewel pork ba dropped Z cents
pound in the same period. . ... . (
Now what tne , iair price commiitee
Is trying to find out Is, vwhy don't re
tail prices also drop?" ,,....'.-..''-,.:..,..
Some retail meat merchants say their
pork prices have dropped as much as
eight cents since July. Others point
put yut an illusion to produced by the
fact - that no drop, but rather a rise,' has
j taken place in the wholesale ,4i
spare riba, ; " v :
Steel Head Comes Out as Unal
terably Opposed to Arbitration
and in Favor of Open Shop.
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Further Complication Follows La- :
, bor's Vote Jo Wjthdraw Jf
Collective Bargaining Falls.
Washington. Oct. 20. Hope that
the industrial conference in session
here might find a general solution .'
for economic unrest was dimmed -this
afternoon with the first appear-
ance of two new developments one
being labor's determination to with
draw from the conference unless the
resolution on collective bargaining
is accepted, and the other Judge .
Gary's public statement declaring
himself unalterably in favor of the
open shop as opposed to the closed
Gary's statement follows: , 1tl ,
"i desire to make a brief statement in
relation to ihe question under discussion
as well as others submitted to this con
ference. Further explanation of any
Vote I may render will probably b un- '
necessary. - - -.
PUBLIC INTERESTS FISST ' .
"Like other members of the confer-
fence, I recognise that the public Interest
niust always be considered as of the time
importance, that an private interests
must oe suoorainaiea.
"I, am heartily In accord with ihe de
sire of the president to tlrmly establish
proper and satisfactory relations bo- :
tween all groups of cltlsens connected
with industry Including, of course, what
has been designated as capital and labor.
. "I believe In conciliation,' cooperation
and arbitration : whenever- practicable
without sacrificing principle. , ,
AOAIJfST ARBITBATIOX ..
rwkm,'of " the fixed opinion " i hn t 1 U
pending strike against the steel Indus
try of this country should not be arb
t rated nor compromlsednor any actio. t
taken by the conference which bear
upon, that subject. . Also,; that . tlru
should be maintained In actus! practUti.
without Interruption, the open shop as
I understand It namely, that every man,
whether he does or does not belong to
a labor union, shall have the opportunity
to engage in any line of legitimate era-
ploy men t on terms and conditions agreed
upon between employe and employer.
"I am onnosed to a. noltcv or nractka
'which ttnnocejmaWly limits production.
Increases coats, deprives ; the worWnmi
from receiving the highest wago vatM
i CoiiclmUd on t'kc Two. Culumn Tlint) .
St. Helens Railroad
Office Safe Blown;
Robbers Get $170
St. Helens'. Oct. 20. The safe off..
H., P. 4k S.. offices here was blown open
and between $170 ami
for Saturday night and
Sunday, was taken. lOcal authorities '
believe the work that of professionals.- -
Bertillon Kxpert James Hunter of the
Portland police department was sent to
St. Helens this morning by Police Cap
tain Circle to aid in obtaining a clue to
the Identity of the robber.
According to consumers and i some
ebmng9 ln the nta market. I'orlt chops
aln 42 cent. . or - mu
i " ............
It required too much effort for them
to ask their head butcher and their chief
bookkeeper for desired ' information.
Several meat merchant admitted-be -
iorv me icoerai xair price committee re
cently that shifting of wholesale prloo
made little difference .to them so far as
retail price changes ftttt i concerned.
They said they were compelled to over
charge at certain -seasons because they
tost money at other seasons. -
Thst is a bad way to do business,"
said Thomas O. Fa rrel C chairman of the
committee. "Tbeee merchants should be
ii uv v tvitvw .u a.iivi ncu ,
W. K. Newell food administrator, said
he did not believe a marked reaction m
pork prices would come until December.
, Meanwhile the; committee is looking
into tne matter. n nen u eonv
tha tKIr flMMW Iha ..nlr,1 nmttnffirn
at I o'clock Tuesday night. It is expected
to have arrived at a decision for .recom
mendations as to pork and other. meat
prices.- . , - - , ' f '