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PORTLAND, OREGON, -.TUESDAY ' EVENING, OCTOBER 81, 191&-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
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' Senator Hitchcock Informs Pres
ident Plans Have Been Laid
for. Long Fight Over League.
' Democrats Not to Accept Repub
lican Reservations; McCumber
. wouia injeci insn yuesuon.
i Washington, Oct. 21. (U. P.)
Compromise reservations to the
peace treaty, agreed upon by "mild
reservatlonlsttf," were offered to the
v senate today by Senator McCumber,
McCumber explained that the reser
vation represented an effort to har
monise differences among those who be
lieved reservations in some form deslr
able. ,j '
"No one claims," he added, "that ths
treaty cas go through without some kind
SO PBdGBESS AT MEETING
KmttiiN anJn tnar tin nnwrnu vu
'.made at the first meeting. They will
so into conference again later toaay.
Senator. Hitchcock said he recently
wrote Dr. Grayson that no conferences
with the president would be necessary
; for at least 10 days or two weeks. He
added that there is no hope of early ad
Joumment and declared plans have been
laid for a prolonged treaty fight
According to. Hitchcock, Democratic
senators are endeavoring to' present a
. united front when the foreign relations
committee meets tomorrow to give for
mal consideration to reservations now
DEMOCRATS HOT TO AGREE '
Demooratia leaders indicated today
thy wilt refuse to agree to the reserva
tion program of the Republican majority,
and will attempt to force their own pro-
. gram through the senate, relying on mild
reservationlsts among the Republicans. f
Mcvumoer a . compromise program,
r wnicn is expected to ne uie storm center
t9 thm, .'fltatil fi&ht iNWn .rmmt ntv" .tvk -
prises' seven reservations. - These cover
the Monroe doctrine. Article 10, with
drawal from the league. Shantung, equal
f isatkm. of toting power, the latten cover
tng two reservations. The new draft em-
bodies the? suggestions frequently made
by mild reservatloniste on these points:
M'CUMBEB'8 RESERVATIONS ,
Additional reservations -were offered
this afternoon by Senator Jones, Waah
Ington. i; .
Jones j proposed that a paragraph be
added to the resolution of ratification in
which the United States would give
. notice it will withdraw from the league
at the end of two years unless by that
time the sovereignty of China shall have
been restored over Shantung, relations
of Ireland to the British empire adjusted
satisfactorily to the Irish people, Egypt
given complete Independence and each
member of the league shall have abol
, Ished conscription in peace times.
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AIK IVIA1L otKVlut
TO REACH COAST
. Ocean-to-Ocean Derby . Shows
Practicability of Post, Says
New York. Oct. 21.--(U. P.) -The
- recent transcontinental air race has
demonstrated the practicability of
extending aerial mail service to the
Pacific coast, in the opinion of Otto
Praeger, second assistant postmaster
general. Praeger, addressing mem
bers of the American Flying club
here, eaid: , i
"W can and will extend the air post
to San Francisco by next spring, if con
gress gets behind the bill introduced by
Cities suggested as mail stops In the
proposed mail route are: New York.
Cleveland, Chicago, Omaha, Salt Lake
City, Carson City and San Francisco.
: Emergency landing fields, it was said.
might be established at Bellefonte, Pa.;
Bryan. Ohio: Des Moines. Iowa; Chey
enne and "Battle Mountain, Nev.
Japan May Emulate .
Example, of .United
. States and Go Dry
San Francisco. Oct. St. U. P.l
Japan will go dry in imitation of the
United States If the theory of Dr. D. M
Candler the California prohibiUon lead
er, is correct.'; . .
Writing . from Japan, Dr. Gandier
states the Japanese will follow the lead
ef the United States for economic rather
r than moral reasons. ? ' -
He writes that Japanese business men
' questioned him Insistently regarding re-
- suits of the dry era here.
Strike Sends Egg
Price to $1 Dozen
' New York. Oct. 2L (T. N. S.) Due
v io Nine expressmen s - bu-ikq - causing m
. shortage, eggs reached a dollar a dozen
i here today. .',
GYPSY GIRL SOLD
FOR $600, STOLEN
AGAIN BY FATHER
81 y-' '. i
Followingr bamagihgi Admissions From Warring Heads of Nomadsi
Judge ! Rossman" Binds Parties to Transaction .OveKto Grand
Juryf Bartered 'UssSaysttusbandvlsiLa. - ;
Hopelessly. mixing, her genders In '
conversation, designed to blind 'offi
cial eyes to her. shortcomings, Ba
kouche John, ? comely 18-yee.r-old
gypsy girl, tthis morning "proved a
central figure' in what may 'prove a
revelation' of wholesale traffic in
Romany brides said to be thriving In
Bakouche, married under the quaint
laws of her nomadic 'forbears; to. Mich
ael Mark, when4 that ardent swain - paid
$800 to Steve John, the girl's father,
for . her . possession, ; was kidnaped': on
Monday by her own father.
ROMANCE GETS TO CdCBT
Enter here Rosie Mark, mother of
gypsy girl's husband and vitally inter
ested In the 600.' he had paid for ' a
bride. Rosie demanded the apprehen
sion of her "errant son-in-law' at police
headquarters Monday. The same eve
ning the kidnaped girl and her father
were arresiea at saiem as uieir auto
mobile, speeding toward California and i
another swarthy lover . who had more
than $600 to pay for the bride of the
John : household, raced through Salem.
Returning to 'Portland, the gypsies
tangle of romance was started toward
the weaving v machine in - Municipal
Judge Rossmaiv's - court this, morning.,
. Romany romance was. blighted .by qh
fessions of gypsy fathers and mothers in
the municipal court- this-morning that
they were buying and "Belling girls. The
confession caused them more . trouble
than they expected when , they hoped , to
overcome the unsatisfactory customs . of
the . gypsy marriage law-- through ' re
course to the .Oregon law.v . - ', .
As a result of the hearing this morn
ing. Judge Rossman ordered the -IS year
old girl, Bakouche Mark ; her father,
Steve John, and her mother in law,. Rosie
Mark, all taken into custody and put In
the city jail.. Judge Rossman Intimated
that he weuld, ; turn ' the entire - matter
over to the grand jury this: afternoon.
KtB5APrKO,lS CHARGED ,w
The trouble started Monday morning
when Mrs. Mark asked for a. warrant for
the arrest of Steve lohn. who Is alleged
to have kidnapped his own ' daughter,
Bakouche: John, According i to admis
sions in the municipal court this -morning...
Bakouche ' was sold for $600 about
two months ago to Mrs. Mark as a wife
for her eon MlchaeL -1 . "- - . .
''The price- asked ( was-. $1000.-, but
owing: ; to -financial circumstances,
the price .was reduced After the barter.
who was -
her home , in
Monday, by her
the father,. Steve John, made a. trip to
.iiromia. wnere me gypsies are said
to be more prosperous. While in - Sac
ramento he is alleged to have obtained
an offer of $2000 for his" daughter's hand.
Returning to Portland, John is said to
have taken his daughter' from her mother-in-law's
- home, Monday. . Father;
mother and daughter were arrested
Monday afternoon while passing through
Salem in a high powered motor car on
their way to Sacramento. -
Bakouche told Judge Rossman that
shei was married under-'their gypsy law
about two months ago, and that she has
told fortunes in Oregon City since being
married, making about $15 a day.
"My husband is lazy," she said, "and
I no want to live with him any more. I
want to go with my. father." ,
On the admission of Mrs. Mark that
the Mark family had paid $600 for the
girl,. Judge Rossman .thought the entire
case should ' be presented to' the grand
Little Bakouche; is a v pretty gypsy
girl and shows , remarkable intelligence.
Smith Arriye's at
Presidio in Hying ;
" Contest From East
San Francisco, Oct. 21. (UP.) Cap
tain Lowell H. Smith, the first of 15
western starters in the transcontinental
air derby to complete the race to -New
York and back, arrived at the Presidio
today, at t:45 a m.' "
Smith is - Hying - Major Spate's de
Haviland ' rbluebird," which was given
him? by Spats at Buf a lo.-after, his own
plane had been destroyed ' by fire.
t Detroit Mich,' Oct. '20. Portland.iOrJ
was today selected by the house of detra
ties as the next , meeting place for-the
Protestant Episcopal convention in 1922.
The house of bishops chose Philadelphia,
but the deputies did, not concur and by
a vote of 16 to 10 selected Portland. It
is expected the bishops win agree to the
change. y j. - .
Central Committee of War Aux
iliaries Lodges. Complaint on
Letter to Child Welfare Board
Asserts -Feeble-Minded and
Sound Are Huddled Together.
Objecting" to what they term In
discriminate housing of feeble and
sound-minded children together in
the Haviland home, at 545 Miller
avenue, the War Auxiliaries' central
committee, composed of mothers
whose sons saw war service, today
sent a letter to Dr. B. W. DeBusk,
Chairman of the child welfare com
mission, asking that he investigate.
i It s claimed that some bf the chil
dren were placed in the home by the
child- welfa re commission.
DENIAL BY MRS. TBTJMBTJXL
This is denied by Mrs. Millie Trum
bull, secretary of the commission, who
says she knows nothing about Mrs. Havi
land and her work further than the fact
that In her office is an application for a
license to conduct the home, recently re
quired by law. -Upon this license the
child welfare commission has not yet
acted, nor has It yet made any investi
gations preparatory to action.
That the county court (s keeping chil
dren at the home is not denied, the
county paying a minimum of $20 a
month for the maintenance of Its charges
Sixteen children are kept in a small
Mouse, . Investigation by the committee
disclosed. They range from 3 to 15
years of age. Association between fee
ble-minded and . sound children is de
clared unwholesome, rive or the in
mates are feeble-minded, it is said, and
11 are normal mentally, although some
are defective physically,
PARBISH INSPECTS SOME
' Dr. George Parrish. city health officer.
Monday inspected .the 'Haviland hqrae
and , today . will v write a . report recom-
-(Oaeatades. an Fa Sixteen,' Colunm t'auTf
Asks for Improved
Rockwood grange has passed a resolu
tion asking of Portland people that they
improve conditions In the public market,
"giving the market grower a fair and
open; opportunity to dispose of his pro
duce, thus building up a more friendly
relation with the men on the soil and
developing the i latent resources of the
The resolution asks "that the city
dweller emulate the farmer by wo-klng
longer hours, producing more and asking
less. That they aid in dispelling the
assumption that the farmer in the Wil
lamette valley . is profiteering, knowing
well that the. price for produce in 'the
Portland markets -is lower than that of
any other city." .
Marshf leld Hotel
Man, Ends Life
Marshfield. Oct. 21. Emerson Ferrey,
for years proprietor of the Blanco hotel
in this city, and one of the best, known
men in the county, committed suicide at
his home here this morning. He shot
himself with .a revolver.
Three years ago Mr. Ferrey suffered a
stroke of paralysis and had partly recov
ered. The only explanation of. his suicide
was his fear of a returning stroke. Mon
day he attended to business matters, but
told his friends he was suffering phys
ically. Mr. Ferrey was. 47' years old and
a native of Douglas county, but had lived
lif Coos county since a child. He Is sur
vived by his wife and a 4-year-old son,
and leaves a comfortable estate.
Accused of Having
Interest in Spruce
Washington, Oct. 21. (WASHINGTON
BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL. )-John
Cain, . promoter of a " Port Angeles rail
road, and claimant for a share. of the
Siems-Carey-Kerbaugh contract in the
Northwest spruce controversy, again ap
peared before the Frear aviation inves
tigating committee today. "He testified
that the Milwaukee railroad controlled
about 2,000,000,000 feet of spruce stump
age In or close to the -railroad exten
sion built by the. government Frear
placed emphasis on this as showing the
Interest of the Milwaukee in the project.
Dec 1 ares, Spaniard
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By Ceaat Reataaes i
Former Premier' of Spain. Who. Of in ShorUy
. . ' Twit the l-nlUd State., 1 ,
Paris.' Oct.t 2L-8paln believes thai a
union, between France, America, Britain
and Italy Is r necessary to maintain the
peace of the 'world, r - ." - .
Such a union must be founded on a
treaty, but ' I believe also that Spain
should be "admitted to such.. a 'union In
order to. complete the real --western front
of Europe ;
Woman Walks in
Sleep; Is Found
Only in Nightrobe
Mrs. Mary Connelly Knows Noth
ing of Somnambulistic Stunt
That Brought Collapse.
Garbed only in a nightgown, with
a man's mack maw about her shoul
ders, Mrs. Mary Connelly, 28, of 336
Sherman street, was found appar
ently dead, at Park and Salmon
streets at 6:30 this morning, her
clothing' and body soaked by the
light mist that had been falling upon
her for several hours.
Passersby reported to police- that a
dead woman had been found. Officers
Stiles, Keegan and Johnson responded
to the call with the patroL Stiles dis
covered a spark of life in the prostrate
body and rushed Mrs. Connelly to the
emergency hospital. Internes worked lor
an hour before restoring Mrs. Connelly.
She had walked from her home pn
Sherman street to the spot where she
was found, a distance of more than a
mile, according to the story she told at
the hospital. She said the last thing
she remembered was being, at home at
The husband was unaware of his wife s
absence until apprised of it by officers.
He told of her delicate condition and ex
plained . her presence, on the sidewalk
as the result of sleep walking, of which
he says the present case is the second
manifestation. It is presumed Mrs. Con
nelley had been out of her borne several
hours before she was found.
Doctors this morning believed Mrs.
Connelley's complete recovery possible,
but dependent on her power of resist
ance, which Is heM to be lessened by
her general physical condition.
William Fay Ealy, Age 22, Be
lieved Connected With. Death :
of Mrs. Elizabeth Bryan. .
Seattle. Wash:," ctr"Sr-TU.l.-
Detectives: today'-were seeking the
streetcar : conductor who it Im b-
I lieved, carried a man and Mrs. Eliza
beth Bryan of Puyallup to Mount
Baker park late Sunday night, where
Mrs. Bryan was found murdered yes
terday. William Fay Ealy, 22-year-old house
painter, held in jail for Investigation.
Is the man to whom Mrs. Bryan had
turned when she had lost the love of her
husband according to the story told to
Captain of Detectives Charles Tennant.
by Mrs. W. S. Unsworth, a friend of the
murdered woman, whose husband, a con
tracting painter, once employed Ealy.
Ealy was arrested in his home short
ly after midnight. Search of his room
disclosed a revolver, a policeman's club,
$130 in bills and small sliver coins. Ealy
said the gun and club were the property
Of his father.
Grilled by the detectives, Ealy admit
ted hie acquaintance with Mrs. Bryan.
They learned that Mrs. Bryan, when in
Seattle, usually stopped at the home of
Mrs. Unsworth.- " - r ,
Captain Tennant called at the Uns
worth home this morning and obtained
Mrs. Unsworth's statement.
She said she had been awarerf or- some
time, since Ealy painted the Bryan home
at Puyallup, that Mrai Bryan twas toi
fatuated with the young painter.
That robbery was the motive for the
crime, the detectives ascertained after
the body, had been .Identified at the
morgue by the- husband, who said he
had given Mrs. Bryan $4500 when they
had separated and divided their property
Saturday. No trace of the money has
been found, and the woman's handbag,
in which her husband said she carried it,
has not been recovered.. It was not at
the point where the body was found.
Safe, Juggled by
Thieves, Is Blown;
Two hundred dollars in cash, $33 in
checks and a few War Savings Stamps
were secured by burglars this morning
when they blew open - the , safe in the
Pacific Trunk Manufacturing company
store at 423 Washington street. S.
Harris conducts the store.
Entrance to the store was gained
through a rear door opening on an alley
The thieves pried off. the door in spite
of two heavy iron bolts. They hauled
the heavy safe from the front of the
store to the factory room in the rear.
The 'safe is said to have been prac
tically destroyed by the charge of ex
plosive with which it was opened. -
Inspectors Hellyef, Leonard and Tack-aberry-
have been 'assigned . to the' case.
Rates" on Cargoes .
To Par East Fixed
Washington, Oct.' 21. (I. N. a New;
freight rates on lumber shipments from
Pactfic-eoast ports to Hongkong. Shang
hai, Kobe, 'Yokohama and ; Manila, ef
fective as of September 12, 1919, were
announced today by the shipping board.
The rates are as follows:. -
Ordinary sizes not exceeding 24 by 24
inches or 40' feet. In length, $35, per 100
feet: lengths over 40 -and not exceeding
50 feet, $49; over 50 and not exceeding
0 feet,, 150.. - Creosoted'lumber will, pay
5 per 1000 feet additional. ,-; ,
- The rate on asphalt In. barrels v or
drums was fixed at 37 cents per cubic
9H--- JJ v'-.-. rf3l t'' ' . V
J. J. Guheen of Pocatello, Des
pondent Over Nervous Break
down, Fires Bullet Into Heart.
Deed Is Committed on Street
After He Leaves Portland Med-
' ical Hospital for Early Walk..
Judge J. J. Guheen, Pocatello,
Idaho, district court jurist, former
attorney general of Idaho and prom
lnent in Idaho politics, took his own
life at 8:45 o'clock this morning
when he reclined against a tree on
Lovejoy fetreet, between Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets, and fired a
revolver bullet through his heart.
Long a patient at the Portland Med
ical hospital, where ha has been suffer'
ing from the effects of a nervous break
down incident to heavy court and war
work duties, Judge Guheeostarted his
usual morning walk from the hosp'tal
today. Close to the institution he
paused, ; sat upon the curb, leaned
against a tree and fired the fatal shot.
DEATH IS IHSTA9TAXEOTJS
Death- is said to have occurred in
stantly. E. It. Carrolan employe of the
city street department, working near
by, heard the explosion of Guheen's gun
and rushed to the spot. He found the
judge dead. Motorcycle Officer Gould
stone responded to a call from Caro.
Hospital officials had not known the
judge had a gun. it is said. He was
dressed in his street clothes, still, how
ever, wearing his hospital garments. He
was a patient of Dr. Wiley Jones.
DESP05DE5T OYER ILL2TESS
Despondency due to a nervous break
down is the motive assigned by hospital
workers for the suicide. Judge Guheen
came to Portland about a year ago and
spent same time at,-the hospital. Seem
ingly recovered, be spent most of , Uie
summer at Seaside and returned to the
hospital two months ago. He had been
brooding because of 111 health, physicians
The. gun used by Guheen wa a fire
arm oddity -of .very small else and with
a two-shot capacity. . "
have been in Portland for some time to,
be near the Judge in his Illness.' They
were Informed of. the suicide. thlK morn
ing at - their apartments ' at the - Hotel
Portland. -A brother, Morris Guheen, is
also in Portland visiting. ;
Judge Guheen was aged 68. 'records
at the hospital show. The body U in
charge of Flnley - ft Son and will be
shipped to Pocatello on Wednesday.
GUHEEN WAS. TWICE ATTORNEY
.GENERAL OF IDAHO, 1905-1907
Boise, Oct. 21. (U. P.) Judge Gu
heen was former attorney general of
this state, having been elected to that
ofice in 1905 and reelected io 1907. He
finished his .two terms in 1908. Later
he served as assistant attorney general
under Joseph H. Petterson, who held
that office from 191$ to 191. It was
while serving as assistant attorney gen
eral that he was appointed judge of
the Fifth judicial district by the late
John M. Haines, then governor, suc
ceed In e Justice Alfred Budge, who was
appointed to the supreme court bench
by Governor Haines. Following the ex
piration of- his appointive ; term. Judge
Guheen was reelected Julge of the Fifth
The r deceased ' was widely known
throughout the state. He- suffered a
nervous collapse about six weeks ago
and it was thought advisable to send
him to Portland in the hope that he
might; recover. -
The nervous trouble, is given as the
direct o4bse of his suicide by close per
sonal friends here.
When notified of the suicide, Justice
Alfred, Budge of. the supreme court said
To say that I am shocked would be
putting it mildly. I knew of Judge
Guheen's nervous condition and that he
as being treated for the trouble. I
am. more deeply moved by the news
than I can tell." - '
Mayor Hylan Orders PoKce to
Prevent. Performances for
i the Present
New York, Oct.; 21. (I. N. &)
Mayor Hylan this afternoon issued
orders that no performances- of Ger
man opera will be permitted in New
York; for the present...
The order was given as a result of the
riotous scenes which attended the open
ing of a-, German-spoken- opera at the
Lexington theatre, last night, which sol
diers and sailors endeavored to break
up, ' ' -
After, consulting the city counsellor.
Mayor Hylan , found he was legally able
to order it closed. The police depart
ment is charged with enforcement of
the order. -, i - '
Shoqting: of Yoiith
v islHeld Accidental
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Roseburg,' Oct. it The shooting of
Herbert Lynn Adams, who died Sunday
morning, was held, accidental by the cor
oner's Jury. The shot was fired by the
boy's uncle.-Dr. Krd Adams .of Harris-
burg, ypa mistook bin? for. a deer.
BARRED IN N. Y.
WASHINGTON, Oct. il (I.
N. S.) 4I am willing!"
shouted Champ. Clark tn the
house today,, when Representa
tive' Hiding (Republican, Penn
sylvania) mentioned him for the
Cheers, applause and laugh
ter shook the house.
. Champ Clark made speech
opposing the age limit of 70
years for the controller general
of the United States, as proposed
In the budget bill.
"We are now considering a
youth of 69 years for the presi
dency declared - Hiding, . as
Clark sat down. Up Jumped
Champ and shouted his willing
TAB ON LEAGUE
President Feel So Well That
Mrs. Wilson Reads Official
Papers to' Him,
Washington, Oct. 21. (I. N. S.)
President Wilson has recovered suf
ficiently to have received a report on
the treaty situation in the senate, it
was stated at the White House to- j
day. The report, which was char
acterized as "very optimistic," was
written by Senator Hitchcock of Ne
braska, and communicated to the
president through Dr. Grayson.
A daily summary of-the status of na
tional problems, such as the threatened
coal strike and the industrial, conference.
is now being prepared In -the White
House executive offices each day-for the
president by Secretary Tumulty. The
report is given to Dr. Grayson and com
municated to the president when his con
dition permits. . .,.,
JO FATIOCE SHOWS
The president - shows no signs of fa
tigue this morning, despite the fact that
he did not sleep -no well last night, . Dr.
Grayson announced at -the White House
today. The official- bulletin Issued, by
ttr tiraysaf was itf-onsws iJtm: .
j-- i.m president's i ,pTotjaic : .conditio
remains as before. Chemical examlna-
tioa of Ue blood shows the kidneys to be
functioning normally,, He did -not sleep
so well last Jflight. but shows no, Sims
of fatigue this morning." : s ; i ?
The statement was signed by Doctors
Grayson, Ruffln'and Stitt
"Slight" improvement v in the nresi-
dent's condition was recorded in Dr.
Grayson's countenance, the barometer
by which the newspaper men read the
progress of President Wilson's slow re-1
covery. If was also apparent in the un
mlstakable spirit of optimism which per
vaded the White House executive offices
today. Dr. Grayson conceded the credit
of part of the improvement to the sea
sonable weather now prevailing in
Washington, following' a week during
which the climatic conditions were try
ing even to people In good health.
KSOW8 HE1 If AS IMPROVED
' Thst the president was fully cognisant
of his improvement became apparent
yesterday when he overruled Dr. Gray
son's injunction against . any kind of
work and insisted that be be allowed to
go over, certain papers In .which he ex
hibited an - imperative 1 Interest.- Mrs.
Wilson obtained the documents from the
executive offices and read them to the
president The nature of' the papers
was not revealed. -
Dr. Grayson will not say at this time
whether or not he will allow the, presi
dent to receive King Albert of Belgium
or sign, the -wartime prohibition enforce
ment act. He reiterated that his pro
gram for the president s recovery Is ab
solute seclusion and rest..
Should the president continue to Im
prove, however, at the rate developed in
the last 24 hours, it is believed that he
will be allowed to welcome the king and
queen,' If only for a moment. In his cham
ber, and that the prohibition enforce
ment bill will bear the signature
" The cabinet , to meet again to
day with Secretary Lansing presiding.
The principal matter for consideration,
it was learned, was the impending
To Pick Monument
For Patriotic Work
DoW V. Walker. Edward Cookingham
and A. L Darbur were this morning
named members of a municipal commit
tee representing .the American Legion.
Liberty .loan organisation and city coun
cil to select a suitable marker to' be
placed ' on the present site ' of Liberty
Liberty temple is to be moved or rased
soon after Armistice day, November 11,
and a patriotic monument is thought to
be. a fitting reminder of the .war work
activities that centered round the build
ing at Sixth and Yamhill streets. -
Cases Increase in
City, Day's Eeport
Contagious disease continued on the
increase during the last - 24 . hours, ac
cording to an announcement made by
George Parrish, 1 city health of0cer, at
'- The' greatest Increase was noted in
the number of scarlet fever cases, which
jumped. from 47 to 51 overnight. Two
new -cases of diphtheria were reported,
bringing the total number on record to
day to 83. ; There jwere also two more
smallpox cases reported, this total how
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Personal Letter Asking Confer
ence' to .Stick at Post! to : Be
Read When Break Is Imminent.
Labor Refuses Idea From Public
Group to Whip Employers Into
Line by Phrase From League.
By William G. Shepherd K s ;
Washington. Oct. 21. (I. N. 8.) i
President Wilson today, from his
sick bed, gave Chairman Franklin
K. Lane a loaded gun to place at the
head of the industrial conference and
force it to continue its efforts toward, '
bringing about industrial peace,;' - .- ,.
-Chairman Lane, during the flatter
hours of the forenoon, carried in the
pocket of his light tweed suit a letter
written by President Wilson as he lay
on his bed tn the White House. It is
a . typewritten letter, dictated . by the
president, said to be the first official .
letter he has written since his illness.
It is signed in a firm hand by lead pen '
ell. Tumulty's own lead pencil, to : be
Dr. Grayson will not permit any tools. -
such as pens and ink, to come Into the
sickroom. ' -
DELEGATES SEE LETTEB
All the delegates know that Chairman -
Lane has this letter. Tumulty himself
brought it to the Pan-American build
ing and made no effort to hand It to
Lane in secret fashion. He gave it to
him, openly, in the hallway -outside the .
conference room, while scores of dele
gates, during the recess, were looking on.
The letter is a plea' that the confer
ence 1 continue. Chairman Lane and '
Secretary TmnnHy; decided that Lan
weuld not use the president's statement
except as a last resort If any ene Com
mittee group- at the conference attempt
to bolt. Chairman Lane'.wui-dj'aw forth
The laborrgroup this rmorhlng came
r to. the' jCotf ereBe4jee1dv Ftf three
oays tne employers nave naa tasor in
the portion of seeming to want the con
ference to end in - A fiasco, t WUhl n a
few moments after their arrival, how
ever,, the- labor men ' were pot- in -pos-,
session of a new idea : by the publ lo
group. The labor men ,1 elt ithat. if they
could adopt this Idea and present It to
the conference they could turn the tables
on the employers and put them on the
fore, they asked for a recess to. consider
this new matter. ' , ' , f
COTEWAWTS FHRAS VitV
' The public group's idea "is to take.
certain ynraHuiuif nuiu viiv w,tvmi,
of the League of Nations and try to
force the American employers to agree
to a phrase which is taken bodily from
the covenant and which was agreed to
by the leading statesmen of ; the world
in the Paris peace conference. . "
If the employers refuse to do thlf,
the next move will probably .be-t ha
(Concluded on Pft Ten. Cohimn On)
to Resume Operations on ' .
Wednesday Morning. ' ' ?
New York,' Oct, 21-Tha strika of
longshoremen, , which " began ilhrea
weeks ago and completely tied - up
coastwise and trans-Atlantic , ship
ping in this port, was called off this
afternoon when delegate of It local
unions agreed unanimously to re
turn to work tomorrow morning. ', -The
vote followed an appeal from
T, V. O'ConmMypresldent of the Inter
national Longshoremen' union, who has
steadily appealed to the men to aban
don tne striae ana return io woraw
' O'Connor told the men that they were
injuring their own Interests by remain
ing on strike, with shipping paralysed
and millions of dollars worth of food
stuffs - rottHig on the wharves and in
vessels because of lack of labor to un
load them. He urged that they return
to work and leave their : grievances to
be ad runted by tne national wage, ad
justment , commission and the special
commission on conciliation, consisting
of -Mayor Hylan, James L, Hughe et
Philadelphia-end F. P. Vaccarelli.
Woman Sought by :
Into Police Station
" Catherine Hammer, for whom police
have- hunted two . dare on the .charge
of taking 11500 from Andrew Freeman,
watked Into headquarters Mondays night.
, "Give me my clothes," she demander
Police bad searched her .room and had
seised . her belongings. --' -: - v ! ? v ; -
"Give : Us - the $1500 you took frotn
Freeman' replied the desk officer on
duty. - f . -
t1. haven't got It.""
.'She is held in .'jail; while police are
v Freeman said she induced him to turn
over his money to her.
"She told mo X would be .robbed if I
carried .that' much .'money., . ..
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