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    CITY EDITION f rf1 !
; Experienced Men
Whether It Is market, marine, a prize
fight or a religious matter. The Journal
uses a writer trained to the subject. What
you see in The Journal, daily or Sunday,
Is written by a man who knows.
If All Here and All True
THE. WEATHER Tonight and Thursday,
air: easterly winda
Minimum temperatures Tuesday: i
Portland ...... . 89 New Orleans ... S3
Helena , . New York 63
Los Angeles .... 6(1 St. Paul 14
r T YTY KTO 01V ; Entered t Second Out Matter
VUU A1A. ,.U. iV. Pooffic. Portland. Oregon
Chairman Approved for Payment
One Claim Which Would Have
' Netted. Government Loss of
$10,500,000, Says Richardson,
New York, Nov. 10. (I. N. S.)-
Allegations th t Admiral Benson,
chairman of the United States ship
ping board, has passed for payment
a settlement claim of the Merritt
Stevens Shipbuilding company of
Jacksonville, Fla., which would have
entailed a loss of $10,600,000 upon
the American government, were
made today before the congressional
.committee on United States ship
building operations t y John F. Rlch-
ardson, special investigator.
Richardson, formerly an investigator
of the shipping board, testified that when
investigators had shown the $23,500,000
claims were based on alleged "forgery
and misrepresentation," the case was re
opened. . . .
This evidence was but a small part of
the testimony presented the congres
sional probers today by . Richardson,
who is etlng as the commission's special
Investigator. He endeavored to show
: there were flagrant violations of simple
business practice, much fraud and lack
of coordination between- the ' United
States shipping board and the Emer
gency Fleet 'corporation In building and
operating of ships. ; 1
Among points developed by Richard
son were : , '
' Shipping board vessels" were allocated
by favoritism. Some 50 new companies,
inexperienced in operating ships, were
formed, and these were able to get ves
sels for operation in preference to es
tablished companies. There was no' in
vestigation to ascertain the merits or
ability of the new companies to opera
Numerous strong steamship companies
asked for ships as built, but did not get
The operating company assumes no
risk in operation of government built
vessels. Which are leased at a low rental,
but If there are profits, shares in them.
Losses are met by the American gov
- The shipping board has no list of ships
which have been operated at a loss.
Until there is such a list no one can
ascertain what the earnings of ail ship
ping board vessels have been. 1
Established shipping lines have been
using government-built ships on un
profitable routes, the government stand
ing any losses, while their own ships are
restricted to paying business.
There has been no' uniformity in oper
ation of government-built vessels. !
(Concluded on Pas Two, Column Two
President Wilson Is
Sick Man, Declares
Ambassador Davis
London, Now 10. (I.' N. S.) "Presi
dent Wilson is much sicker than any per
son has believed," said John W. Davis,
American ambassador to Great Britain,
today. Mr. Davis continued : i
"President Wilson fully realises that
he is not able to participate any longer
in politics. He plans to retire to an
estate near Washington when his term
expires and spend his time writing." i
The ambassador refused to predict the
identity, of his successor at the court
of St. James, but many members of the
embassy staff believe that the next am
bassador will be Dr. Nicholas Murray
Butler, president of the Columbia uni
versity, in New York city.
Washington. Nov. 10. President Wil
son is In better physical condition than
at any time since his illness. The presi
dent is in even better condition than be
fore election, it was added, as the strain
of the election has been removed.
White House officials indicated a be
lief that Ambassador Davis had been
somewhat misquoted. They pointed out
that when he had seen the president in
Burope tn 1919 the latter was in vigor
ous health. On ' the ambassador's visit
to Washington last month, he saw the
president after a year's illness. :,
Admiral Howard Is
Dead at Annapolis
Annapolis, Md.. Nov. 10. (U. P.)
Hear Admiral Thomas B. Howard, re
tired, died suddenly, at his apartments
here today. He was found unconscious
In his bathtub and expired a few min
utes later.
Black Cat Is Blamed Again
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Wagon Is Backed Off Bridge
Gladstone, Nov. 10. Friday and a
black cat are blamed for the troubles of
Mr. and 'Mrs.' Allen, who live on a
homestead In the hills east of Molalla.
The Aliens, while In town, loaded their
wagon with hay, tiles and glass tucking
the black cat away in the rear of the
-, vehicle. I
' Then they set out .for the trip home.
They came to the bridge over the Mo
lalla river and found workmen dumping
cement for a pier. Theydrove up the
long approach and stopped the team to
wait until there was room to pass, j
1 But the horses weren't & (Customed to
such strange sights. They weren't
pviSCIiARED guilty of destroy
Jy lag agricultural crops In
Klamath county and sentenced by
members of the state fish and
game commission to be killed, the
major portion of a herd of 50 elk
In Southern Oregon will face ex
termination during the next week.
Captain A. E. Burghduff, state
game warden, left for Klamath
Falls Tuesday evening : to carry
but the orders pf the game com
mission in killing the. offending
elk. Several years ago a band of
elk was taken from ; the Billy
Meadows pasture In Eastern Ore
gon and released In Southern Ore
gon, y '
"If our dealings with the shipping
board should be looked into, why
doesn't the Walsh committee look?"
-asked M. Barde when he heard this
morning of the committee's report
on the relations of the Barde In
dustrial company with the United
States shipping board.
"The statement that any member of
the Barde company is employed in any
capacity by the shipping board is a lie,"
Barde declared. "The Walsh committee
or any other group or individual can go
just as far as it likes in investigating
our purchases from the shipping board.
We have bought millions of dollars
worth of properties from the board, but
we have paid for every bit of it and
have the checks to prove it.
"We have been absolutely square In
every dealing with the government and
we will welcome an Investigation."
That the Barde Industrial company
contracts with the United States ship
ping board "should be gone thoroughly
into," is a feature of the house investi
gating committers report on its search
in , the board's affairs that has special
interest in Portland, where much of the
Barde activity has centered and where
the Barde bids have been the subject of
much concern among bidders who de
clare ' they have been' "frosen out" of
any opportunity to buy surplus supplies.
This phase of the Walsh report ranks
in local interest with the allegation that
the shipping board has shown "favorit
ism in allocation of ships and trade
routes, where political- influence or in
fluence through officials of the shipping
board themselves resulted In assign
ment of tonnage ta companies : with
which the of flciali : were er had been
The acceptance this week of a blanket
contract from the Barde company for
the purchase of great stores of surplus
shipping board materials on the Pacific
coast and the fact that the Bardes have
offered $4,000,000 for the Hog Island
shipyard, , assumes a new interest, too,
under the Walsh charges that one mem
ber of the company is not only a bidder
for shipping board properties, but is also
an advisor to the cancellation and claims
board of the federal shipping board, and
as such , exercises a dual capacity.
Favoritism for the Barde company to
the exclusion of other bidders has been
freely charged here, and in the North
west have echoed many of the other
charges now made by Representative
Walsh. Conditions in the management
of the shipping board, especially its di
vision of sale and supplies, is said to
have been -the cause of resignations here
and at Seattle on the part of officers of
the board who refused to be parties to
its maladministration. i '
The local situation revolved around a
bid on surplus materials recently sub
mitted by the Barde company; when
several other prospective bidders were
not advised of the call for bids nor of
the inventory of materials available.
The conditions under which the f Barde
bid was .received and apparently ac
cepted brought a strenuous protest, and
at a meeting with Senator George E,
Chamberlain prospective bidders won,
through the senator, an extension of
time for submission of bids. This 15
day leeway brought out five other bids,
but all were rejected at "Washington
and the properties have just been or
dered sold to the Bardes under a blanket
Reporter of 34 Is
Chief at Chicago
Chicago. Nov. 10. (U. P.) A 34-year-old
newspaper reporter was made chief
of police of Chicago today. ; Charles
Fitzmorrls. who until recently was sec
retary to Mayor William Hale Thomp
son, was appointed to the position when
John J. Garrity resigned. The depart
ment, under Garrity's administration,
had been under fire in the liquor inves
tigation. sophisticated urban horses, just shy lit
tle prairie horses. They : backed away
with wild surmise in their eyes and the
rear end of the wagon broke through
the railing. For a moment the wagon
lurched on the edge of the sheer 15-foot
drop. -
Mrs. Allen jumped. Her husband stuck
with the sinking ship. Allen came down
In a pile of glass, tiles and hay. The
wagon , struck right side up, and both
horses, greatly surprised, lit flat on their
backs in the wagon box.
The workmen on the bridge say the
black cat was last seen running toward
the mountains. : r .
Important Questions of . Disarm
ament and Japanese Equality
not to Be Taken Up at Geneva
Meet Because of This Vacancy.
By Kdwin Ilulllnger
(United News Staff. Correspondent.)
Paris, Nov. 10. America's absence
from the League of Nations prob
ably will block action on at least
two subjects which might have
played a leading role in the forth
coming meeting of the league coun
cil at Geneva. 1
Foremost of these is the .question of
disarmament It Is contended that no
move in the direction of curtailing arma
ment can be made until the United States
is in the league and a party to the
provisions for disarmament provided by
the covenant.
The other is the question of racial
equality, which Japan sought to in
ject into the covenant during the "Ver
sailles peace conference, and abandoned
her effort only with the understanding
that she would take it up before the
league later. This question is of vital
interest to America, but I am informed
by persons in foreign office circles that
"France can be relied upon to block
any attempt to put a racial equality
clause into the league covenant"
In view of this, and with the expecta
tion of England taking a similar atti
tude, it is not believed likely that Ja
pan will bring the subject up for action
at the Geneva meeting November 15. .
The matter is viewed in government
quarters as "a controversial subject
touching one of the greatest allies not
represented." Hence it is not to be an
ticipated that Japan would risk incur
ring the displeasure of the new Repub
lican regi.-ie in the United States in ad
vance, thereby endangering possibility
of an amicable adjustment of the ques
tion later.
As for the subject of disarmament, it
is regarded as' "mere practical sense"
to forbid discussion of it until a genu
ine substitute for armament is at hand.
France is frankly skeptical of the"
league's ability to safeguard world peace
unless the United States is In it
There is no -despair of Amptjca'i
eventual entry into the league in French
government quarters,! but there is some
concern and much confusion. The league,
it is felt is definitely established and
functioning and. of course, cannot be
killed whether the United States enters
or not. This is shown both in remarks
by Premier Leygues 'and in discussion
In the chamber of deputies.
1 "The league." said Leygues. in an in
terview, "should become a great force
and the most solid barrier against im
perialism and militarism."
The chamber debate on the bill In
troduced for France's payment of her
share of the league expenses, brought
such statements as this:
"The serious conclusion that the league
has .already commenced to function per
mits us to support this measure with
out discussion or reserve."
Among the leading problems before
the council at Geneva will be the Sarre
administration, Dantzig, the interna
tional finance conference, Armenia, the
boundaries of which President Wilson
was assigned the work of establishing;
typhus in Poland, the return of war
prisoners from Russia, the Aaland " is
lands dispute, the Lithuanian-Polish
conflict and possibly the question of ad
mission of Germany Into the league.
France, it is understood, instructed
her' delegates to prevent: absolutely Ger
many's entrance into the league until
the Teutons fulfilled the demands upon
her under the Versailles treaty.
Tokio, Nov. 10. (U. P.) The
diplomatic advisory council of Japan
at a meeting yesterday decided to
move voluntarily! the abandonment
of the : China-Japanese military
agreement, it was reported on good
authority! today.
This move was understood to have
been decided upon as a means of giv
ing China; and the other nations of the
world a better understanding of Japan's
intentions with regard to Asja.
It was also understood that the coun
cil considered the! question of racial
equality and. the California anti-alien
legislation at the same meeting.
Under the China-Japanese military
agreement, which' was the i subject of
much comment a few years ago, Japan
holds what China j claimed was a con
trolling hand over the military forces
of China. '
$60,000 Is Obtained
For Jewish Relief
At a luncheon held at the Multnomah
hotel today it was announced that $60,
000 had been raised for the Jewish Re
lief Fund for Poland, Russia and Oa
licia. 3 Youthful Robbers
Taken; Loot Returned
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Seattle, Nov. 10 (U. P.) Three
youths under 20 years of age were in
the city jail today and police had re
turned to owners loot consisting of furs,
diamonds, guns, jewelry and clothing
valued at $3500. 1
Knox Secretary of State, Low
den in Treasury, Pershing in
War, Weeks for Navy, Hays for
Postoffice, Names Appearing
By Davlid Lawrence ' .' j
(Cpyriht. 19:20, by The Journl) ' j
Washington, ffov. 10. Philander
C. Knox, United ' States senator from
Pennsylvania, will be secretary of
state in the Harding administration
if his, health permits him to- accept
the office.. Senator Knox Presli
dent-elect Harding's first choice, j
This and other names under consider
ation for the Harding cabinet have come
to the writer from men who discussed
the entire cabinet situation with Seni
ator Harding before the latter went
south. I
In a general; way President-elect
Harding feels that he must follow cer
tain geographical rules in picking his
cabinet. Certain j states are demanding
recognition and it is probable that cer
tain excellent met may have to be elimi
nated simply because of the . embarrass
ment of selecting two men from the
same state'. j
Senator Knox is wanted for the port
folio of secretary of state, however, not
because Pennsylvania gave Harding
such an overwhelming majority, but be
cause Mr. Knox,! more "than any other
man in the world, reflects the wishes
and desires of Senator Harding on for
eign policy. An irreconcilable or "bit
ter ender" at heart. Senator Knox voted
against the treaty and reservations of
any kind, but differed from his col
leagues in the irreconcilable group by
offering constructive suggestions for a.
concert of nations to enable America to
play her part in world peace movements.
Mr. Knox was attorney general under
the Taft administration and also secre
tary of state. He knows how to deal
with foreign diplomats and Is thorough-
(Concluded 00 Pace Eleret, Column Three)
"Portland demands a police force
that ' up on j its toes, alert to the
minute, and ready for action air the
time, a force that is efficient to cope
with every situation from a traffic
accident? to an extensive crime
wave," laid Mayer Baker at a con
ference with police officers at the
central station Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Baker spoke straight from the
shoulder as he outlined changes in the
arrangement of the police force and
made grim declaration of his intention
to hold all captains, lieutenants and ser
geants responsible. --
"Neglect of duty will result simply) in
a policeman's losing his job, from pa
trolmen up," said the mayor.
Mayor Baker spoke of the necessity
for cooperation between the detectives
and the uniformed men. Petty jeal
ousies between officers has resulted is
unnecessary duplication of orders. Pro
fessional jealousies which cause Ineffi
ciency and lack of harmony on the force
will not be tolerated, the mayor said.
"The public, has a right to know' what
is going on down here, and coordination
between citizens and the police force
cannot be accomplished unUss the pub
lic has confidence In the men who are
employed to protect them. Right now
Portland is being swept by a crime
wave. Its citizens are the ones affect
ed. Certainly i they have the right to
know what the police are doing about
It" said the mayor.
The mayor made this; comment when
he was informed that Captain Harry
Circle of the detective bureau had been
withholding news of robberies fromHhe
press f j
The state law which prevents a garage
from renting an automobile to a person
(Concluded om Pe Three, Column Fira)
Flag Is i !
From Staff
By Irish Zealots
New York. Nov. 10. Led by a group
of infuriated women, Sinn Fein sympa
thisers Tuesday evening descended upon
the Capitol theatre in 1 Broadway, tore
from its standard a British flag flying
in celebration of the armistice anniver
sary and burned it in the street in the
presence of a mob of some 15,000 or
20,000 people, i
to Start for
America Soon
Washingtoni Nov. 10. (U. ' P.) Sec
retary of . State Colbyl said today he
would leave Washington for his visit to
South America within two weeks. Colby
plans to visit Rio de i Janeiro, Buenos
Aires and Montevideo.
f , . .a
Four of Crew Are
Killed in Explosion
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New York. ;Nov. 10. (L N. S.) Four
members of 'the crew of the Morgan
Steamship Line steamer E3 Mundo were
killed this afternoon when fuel tank
exploded. Twelve members of the crew
were injured! -' ' ; : ?
Washington, Nov. 10. (WASH
JOURNAL.) 1 The railroads of
the country were warned toda,
against engaging in any extensive
program of construction at the
present time by Clyde B. Atehi
son, member of the Interstate
commerce commission,- speaking
before the National Association
of Railway and Utility Commis
sioners. He pointed out the pos
sibility of M. decided 1 decline in
construction costs in the near fu
ture and also the possibility of an
excess in car supply.
By J. Irt Campbell
Washington, Nov. 10. Reestab
llshment of the United States on a
peace basis by the passage of' the
Knox resolution vetoed by President
Wilson, wiU be one of the first acts
of the new senate after the Harding
administration begins to function on
March 4, it was predicted totlay by
Senator George H. Moses of New
Hampshire, a Republican member
of the senate foreign relations com
mittee. Senator Moses conferre'd with Senator.
William E. Borah, Republican, of Idaho,,
leader of the senate "Irreconcilables"
unalterably opposed to the treaty and
league of Versailles,- with which group
Senator Moses is actively identified.
"Until this country is reestablished
upon a peace basis, it would be useless
to attempt to enact a new tarltf law.
or to try to revise our tax system, or to
otherwise undertake any remedial legis-
Ut! t .LI.L .1 .
lauuu iui which mere is eucn urgent
need," Senator Moses said. "As long as I
our international or foreign relations re
main in their present state of uncer
tainty and indefiniteness it would be
folly to seek to readjust our domestic
307 Republicans;
127 Democrats, in
Washington," Nov. 10. (I. N. S.)-r-Official
reports of election returns re
ceived today by William T. Page, clerk
of the house of , representatives, show
thai the make-up of the Sixty-seventh
congress will consist of 307 Republicans,
127 Democrats and one Socialist
The latest reports show the further
loss of two seats from the Democratic
column. In. the fifteenth New York dis
trict returns show that Congressman
Peter J. Dooling, Democrat, has been
defeated by Thomas J. Ryan, Repub
lican.' In the fourth Oklahoma district
Congressman Tom McKeown, Democrat
was defeated by J. B. Pringey, Repub
lican. County Boundaries
Wrongly Described
Salem. Or., Nov. 10. The need for a
readjustment of county boundaries as
described in the Oregon statutes is set
forth by the Oregon geographic board in
submitting its rVquest for a budget of
$250 for the operation of the department
during the forthcoming biennium.
County boundary lines, as shown in the
Oregon laws, are grossly incorrect, the
board states, many of the boundaries
being described in vague and incorrect
Fire Chiefs to Plan
State Association
Salem, Nov. 10. A. C. Barber, state
fire marshal, issued a call Wednesday
for a gathering of all fire chiefs in Ore-'
gon cities and towns to be held In Port
lknd December 6 for the purpose of
forming a state association. Barber
points out that Oregon is the only state
in the Pacific Coast Fire Chiefs' asso
ciation without a state association.
Penrose Relapse Is
Denied by Physician
1 Philadelphia, Nov. 10. (I. N. S.) Dr.
Herbert B. Carpenter, one of Senator
Penrose's physicians, i today denied re
ports that the senior senator from Penn
sylvania had suffered a relapse. ir.
Carpenter affirmed rumors that Senator
Penrose was suffering with neuritis and
Unfilled Tonnage
On Steel Reduced
New York. Nov. 10. (U. P.) Unfilled
tonnage of the United States! Steel cor
poration decreased 537,952 tons,, it was
announced today. I .!
The unfilled tonnage totaled 9,838,S52
tons on October 31, agaipst 10.374.804
on September SO, and 10,805,038 on Au
gust 31, and 6,472,668 on October ) 31,
1919. . :
Cement Case to. Be
Argued December 15
Washington, Nov. 9. f WASHINGTON
argument- In the Oswego cement rate
case has been set before the interstate
commerce commission in Washington
December 15.- i 1 ; .
President-Elect Qualifies in Place
of Isaak Walton in Battle of
"The Tarpons";' Wife Lands
; One; Too, After Hard Fight.
Point Isabel. Texas. Nov. 10. (I.
N. 8,) President-elect Warren G.
Harding and Mrs. Harding wre
both returned victors today In the
"battle of the tarpons."
The next president ' of the United
Slates fully qualified as a tarpon fish
erman ' when j he landed a tarpon four
feet, five inches long. The "battle" was
merely a struggle, the president-elect
pulling his fish Into the boat without
assistance. An hour after the senator's
catch, Mrs. Harding had a "strike."
She struggled with the tarpon for a half
hour until the game fish was tired. It
was five feet, nine inches long.
Senator Harding was so elated he de
cided to lunch on the fishing grounds,
take a swim in the surf and do some
work on his Brownsville speech before
returning, to the cottage at Point Isabel.
Senator Harding also spent consider
able timeconsulting the best minds of
this little'fishir.g village regarding cures
for mosquito bites and sunburn, both
afflictions ' having visited on the president-elect
as liberally as on lesser per
sons here.-
Harding has taken to tarpon fishing,
line, hook and sinker. He canceled his
plans for golfing today and was out at
sun-up across the bay to where the best
fishing is. Had the troll line not broken
Harding would have landed his big
catch yesterday.
Although primitive life here is begin
ning to tell on some members of the
party, most of them are laughing with
great relish.
- Senator Dave Elkins, millionaire coal
baron, resembles a broiled lobster n6w.
but he talks of nothing but the bites
he Is having. He landed a tarpon fift
feet long the first time out
Harry M. Daugherty, prominent Ohio
lawyer and Harding's political adviser,
all his life, having put the collar but
tons in his shirts himself, decided h
must live like a gentleman down here
and now he has a Mexican to lay out
his floppy yellow trousers every morn
tag. "' ; . " ".-
The sheriff, who carries an imposing
revolver hung in full view of the In
habitants, put a cairn p in profiteering
here today. When j prices of the lone
restaurant were jacked up over 100 per
cent on the Harding party,; there were
rumblings of a soviet outbreak. These
got to the sheriff, who hurried over and
spoke a few words of emphatic Mexican
to the proprietor. Prices were lowered
at the next meal. ,
Point Isabel's penal Institution, which
measures 8 by 10 feet, was called into
play to curb three of the villagers who
were unable to contain themselves in the
excitement attending Harding's visit
here. Prisoners are. hitched to a large
iron ring in the center of the calaboose
Members of the party are remaining
indoors at night now. A scouting expe
dition last night reported seeing a wolf
and a coyote on the outskirts of the vil
lage and inquiry among the natives de
veloped that wolves, coyotes and bob
cats are frequently seen around the
Preparations are being made for a
large Armistice day celebration at
Brownsville tomorrow. Senator Hard
ing will speak in the afternoon, going
over from here on the little narrow gauge
railroad, the train made up of two cars,
one carrying an automobile engine
mounted on its forward truck, which sup
plies the motive, power. . The other car
holds a dozen people.
Vancouver, Wash., Nov!. 10. Los
ing his way when frost on the wind
shield obscured his vision, Theodore
Frosch, 17 yea oli-, of Sara,' eight
miles north of "Vancouver, was in
stantly killed Tuesdiy night when
the automobile turned completely
over as he attempted to return to
the road.
He was thrown from the car and one
of the wheels crushed his head as the
car landed right side up beside the road.
A sister, Mrs. Rose Watson, suffered
two broken ribs and a sprained wrist
The accident occurred about half a mile
from Sara as they were returning from
Vancouver. The road of dirt is narrow.
Frosch was a son of Mrs. and Mrs. John
Frosch, farmers of the Sara district
The body is at Knapp's parlors. No in
quest will be held. , -
Anti-Alien' Law of
California Scored
By Japan's Society
Tokio, Nov. . 10.-WU. . P.) Resolutions
declaring; that the California anti-alien
land law contravenes the dictates of
justice and humanity and cannot be rec
ognized without protest, were passed by
the Japan Immigration society In ses
sion here Tuesday. -
Marquis Okuma. president of the soci
ety, in an address, declared he did not
believes America intended Injustice by
the adoption of such laws by California,
"But should she forget the noble prin
ciples on which she is founded," Okuma
added, "Japan should firmly stand for
her -rights." ;
CER, who figured to
day in tragic shooting at they;
Willamette Heights home.
Spencer is dead, while his wife
is at the hospital probably fa
tally wounded, j
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t 4
Washington, Nov. 10. -(I. N. S.)
Emmett Kllpatrick. - an American
reported 'killed by Bolshevikl In
South Russia, is still ejive and held
prisoner by "Red" guards near
Paurlde, the . American Red Cross
headquarters was informed today in
a cablegram from their branch in
Paris. ';
Kilpatr'ick, a resident of Mobile, .Ala.,
was first said to have been slain on No
vember 1. but today's massage gave de
nial of this and said that proper steps
are under way to effect TUs release. Gen
eral Wrangel. anti-Bolshevik leader in
South Russia in response to demands
made from Paris, is making a vigorous
effort to secure the exchange of Kll
patrick Immediately. j
The cablegram gave no details con
cerning the treatment being accorded
Kllpatrick, or the conditions under
which he is Incarcerated. Kllpatrick's
brother is Dr. George C. Kllpatrick of
Mobile, Ala.
Available Husbands
-Lacking in! Orient,
Girls Come! to U. S.
San Francisco Nov. &. (U. P.) The
Orient has its commercial possibilties,
but offers nothing in the line of matri
mony for five pretty girls, according to
J. Saigan. Norwegian manufacturer; .
So Saigan and his ' daughters Inge
bjorg, Karoline.i Olga, Sigrid and Llily
were in San Francisco today to make
their home in the United States, the
girls hoping to become the wives of
substantial Americans, j. .
"Race 'assimilation is utterly Impossi
ble in , the Orient," Saigan declared.
"Morals, religion, color and habits for
bid such a condition. !
"So mother and myself, after two
years of study, ' decided , to move to
America and give the girls a chance."
Saigan gave up a business he had
been building for 20 years to bring his
quintet, of daughters to a land where
thejr might make happy homes.
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cond Payment ,
By Land Company
Received by State
Salem, Or.. Nov. 10. The Pacific Live
stock company Wednesday gave George
G. Brown, clerk of the state land board,
a check for $51,000 as the second pay
ment on the $125,000 which it agreed to
pay the state in a compromise effected
a year ago by Attorney General Brown
in settlement of the state's claim to
lands - In . Harney county, which were
held by the company.., f -
The original payment of $25.000 "was
made at the time of the compromise and
a final payment of $50,000 is to be made.
The company Is also placing -10.000
acres of land on the market for settle
ment The compromise was agreed to
by the company when the attorney gen
eral was preparing to file suit charging
fraud In cormection with the possession
of the land.,-. ... ... r . . , .
Well-Known Lawyer Sends Bullet
Through (Heart Soon After He
Wounds Wife; Latter May Diej
Melancholia Blamed for Act,
Schuyler Colfax Spencer,. 5 , prom.
Inent lawyer, shot and killed himself
and perhaps fatally wounded hi
wife, Namonl C!. Spencer, In the fam.
ily at 1128 Thurman street,
Willamette Heights, about 7 o'clock:
this morning. .
No- motive can be assigned fot
the crime other than that Spencer
was In a fit of melancholy.
Mrs. Silencer, who, prior to her mf.
rlage to Spencer 10 years ago. wan the
widow of Colpnel T. Kgenton Hogg, Is ly
ing In St. Vincents hospital with a bullet -wound
through the left side of her ahdoi
men. She Is unconscious and not ex
pected to live.
Spencer shot himself through the heart
with a .45 automatic and probably
died Instantly. Three shots were fired
altogether, one going wild. ;
Spencer was divorced from his first'
wife, Mrs. Anita C. Spencer, who named
Mrs. Hogg, then a stenographer- In
Spencer's, office.- as co-respondent Kh
charged desertion. A grown son by hia
first marriage' died several years ago. '
Mrs. Doris Jones, housekeeper, - told
Patrolmen Chase, Burtch, Hill and Ca
hill that she heard Mrs. Spencer cough
ing loudly about 7 o'clock, so she arose
and started toward her room to see If
she needed aid. About the same Instant
she heard several sharp noises, but did
not suspect them to? be revolver reports.
As she reached the door to the Spen
cer bedroom, Mrs. Spencer cams running
out and when "Mrs. Jones tried to assist
her downstairs she cried, "No, outside,
outside." Mrs. Jones took her to the
upstairs porch, where she could set
fresh air. Mrs. Spencer then said, "Oh,
I'm shot" Neighbors called the police.
' When the police arrived they found
the door to 8p"encer'e room locked, so
they climbed up the outside of the
house and through the bedroom window
to gain entrance. They found Spencer
lying on the floor dead. .
Drs. S. H. Sheldon and E. A, Sommer.
personal friends of the family, were the
first physicians to arrive. They sent
Mrs. Spencer to the hospital and In
formed the police that Spencer had been
worried over some matters for several
months and was apparently not in his
right mind. .
About six months ago whll playing
squash at the Multnomah club, Spencer '
is said to have suffered a peculiar
stroke, similar to paralysis. About sis
weeks ago he suffered a similar stroke
and for several days would not talk or
leave the house. ;'
His law partners thought it more d'
visable for Spencer to do light work
than to stay around home, so when he
came to the office after the second
stroke they .allowed him to work. He
was a member of the law firm of Wil
bur, Spencer, Beckett and Howell.
Spencer 'was a colonel on tbe staff
of Governor T. T. Geer. .
Police say they found no evidence of
a struggle. It ia not known exactly
where the shooting took place, but a
bed is believed to have been the scene
of the attempted double tragedy. Police
base this theory on the fact that both
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer were In their
nightclothes and the additional fact that '
one spent bullet was found in the bed
ding. - : .... i , . , ,
The shot that uvnt wlM 1tatt.a
large mirror on the "closet door.
spencer owned. a large ranch near
Dilley, which Is said to have caused
him considerable worry, as it had not
been paylns for' itself. Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer visited the" ranch Sunday and
upon their return he Is said to have been ,
sullen. The financial condition of the'
ranch was said to have caused consider
able discussion between the - Spencer
since Sunday. The housekeeper report
ed their living expenses to be quite high,
"Colonel T. Kgenton Hogg. Mrs. Snen-
cer's former husband, originated and
built the old Oregon Pacific railroad
trom Yaquina Bay to a terminus iotho
east in the Cascade mountains, which
is now known as the Corvaills tk Ku st
ern. Hogg enlisted about $15,000,000 of
New York capital in the enterprise. He
was married late in life and died many
year ago. ' . L.
The housekeeper to the Spencers Is a
recent wldow.; Her two smalt children.
Finis and Naomi, were sleeping (With her
when she heard the first unusual noises
from the Spencer bedroom.
In the absence f John P. Whiter,
president of the Multnomah County
Bar ,: association, Presiding Judge Tas
well of the circuit court today appointed
W. M. Davis. John M. Uearin, C. J.
Schnabel, Charles H. Carey and F. S.
Serm as a committee representing the
bar association to aid the family in per
fecting the : funeral arrangements, and
also to prepare and present to the asso
ciation resolutions of condolence.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock
Saturday forenoon. at ; the Holman
chapel, but details for the services have
not been completed. - -
Swell Given Two :
Years for Arson
' Oregon City, Nov,. 10. Charles A. I1
well, 64, convicted of setting fire to his
store, which contained tbe postoffice at
Jennings Lodge, December 2, 1919, was
sentenced to two years In th peniten
tiary Wednesday. He Is seeking to raise
$1500 bonds, pending action on his mo
tion for a new trial. Should, he fall to
secure the bonds he will be taken to
Salem at once. Mrs. El well was seri
ously injured in escaping from . their
apartments above th store at the tinve
of the fire..' ...
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