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It's All Here and It's All True
THE WEATHER Tonight and Wednes
day, rain ; easterly winds.
Minimum temperatures: "
Portland ...'.... 41 New Orleans ... 4
Pocatello ....... 5! . New York ..i... 3'
Los Angeles .... 60 St. Paul 36
The Man "Out Front'
"Who's Who on Broadway awl . Orf"
is a new feature of The Sunday Journal
drama section each week a snappy biog
raphy of the man "out front" who "makes
the wheels go 'round.' It is a mont inter
estingeature of Portland theatrical life.
VOL. XIX. NO. 227.
Entered u Serond Chws Hatter
PoMoffire, Portland. Omoa
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In Act of Chatting With Friends
and Awaiting Calling of Suit
in Which He Was to Appear as
; Attorney, State Senator Dies.
State Senator Samuel B. Huston
died suddenly, presumably of heart
d(sease, at 1:55 p. m. today in Judge
Wolverton's courtroom in the, fed-
eral building:. Huston was sitting :
in conversation with John Knight i
and other attorneys, Just before ,
court was to have convened, when,
without warning,, ho slipped for
ward In his chair and expired.
htnlght. assisted by court attendants,
carried JHiteton Into the judge's1" Cham
be and placed him on a couch. Dr, II.
C. Bean was sumoned and at 'once pro
nounced Huston dead. The body re
mained in Judge Wolverton's chambers
pending the arival of the corohor.
Senator Huston was attorney for a
number of defendants in a suit being
tried In Judge Wolverton's court in
which tavid Morgan, trustee, brought
action against the Clear Lake .Irrigation
company and about 70 other defend?
ants. The case was about to be called
when Huston dropped dead. By order
of Judge Wolverton court was dismissed
for the day.
Senator Huston was born at New
Philadelphia. Ind., March 16, 1858, and
spent his early boyhood there. He re
ceived his early education in a private
school at Grand j Glade, Jnd., and later
attended the Northern University of
Indiana at Valparaiso. .:'
lie studied law and was admitted to
the bar.of Indiana at Salem, that state,
in December, 1879. ' He came" to Oregon
March 18, 1883, and was admitted to
the bar of this state in October, 1884.
Senator Huston was married June 28,
1884. to Miss Ella Geiger of Forest
Grove, daughter of Dr. Geiger, one of
tl. r4 Ih. bla ta an1
S-..V a. memher nt one of the earlv families
v) of Oregon.
me senator commencen me practice or
law at HtllBboro and soon became recog
nized as one of the leading lawyers of
the Willamette valley.
He made his entrance into Oregon pol
itics by defeating Thmas H. Tongue,
afterwards congressman, for the state
Mnt from Washington otmtjr' and
served during, the sessions of 189 'and
9. ' He was s ttwwrras sent ' to the
lefei,1ur st iflerent times both from
i XMhitigton county and,- after his. re
moyal .to . J'ortland, . from Multnomah
county. He was a member of the senate
during the 1917 and 1919 sessions, hia
term expiring - with the recent election.
He refused to run for reelection, though
urged to do so by many friends through-
out the district.
Senator Houston was recognized by
the bench and bar of the Btate as an
able lawyer and as a man standing
among the leaders of the legal profes
sion in' the state both because of ability
and because of the high regard he pos
, sessed tor ' the standing and ethics of
v the legal profession.
; Steadily increasing volume of
business handled through the Port
of Portland is Indicated by records
of Collector of Customs Will Moore
for the five months ending Novem-
ber SO. Total receipts of the office
in duties on merchandise for this
period amounted to $1216,966.63,
compared with $84,113.69 collected
during the corresponding period of
1919. Total receipts for November
were approximately $35,000, com
pared with $18,000 for November,
; 1919. ' ;
- . Similar prosperous conditions are re
flected in bank " clear infrs reported for
, the month by the secretary of the Fort
land Clearin House association, the
' total for the mShth being $152,476,406.83
compared with $151,701,278.59 for No-
f jrembfr of last year.
Building permits issued during the
month numbered 725, calling for an ag
:7 Krppate expenditure of $580,455. com
" pared with 927. pertnits valued at $694,730
issued during October and ,711 permits
valued at $750,855 for November, 1919.
rostoffice records show a total of
4.8.0,480 pieces of first and. third class
mall matter handled, by thei cancelling
machines during November, compared
with a total of 5.226,485 pieces handled
during October. The apparent decline in
the volume of mail matter handled Was
due to an 'excessive distribution of circular-matter
during the general election
campaign, according to Postmaster
Jones. .
Mexican General of
Old Regime Sells
r $22,000,000 Estate
J El Paso, Texas, Nov. 30. (U. P.)
- General Luis Terrazas. who, under Por
flrio Diaz, owned two thirds of the state
of Chihuahua and all the cattle thereon
and who has been an exile in El Paso
since the overthrow of Diaz, has sold his
vast holdings for $32,000,000, according
to a report today in locat financial
circles. :'.'-'
The purchasers are New York capital
ists backed by the City National bank
and Guaranty Trust company of New
York city, it' was -stated. ..... . ,t ,
t . '
BARRISTER and state
legislator, who fell dead
in federal court chamber
here this afternoon.
To discuss the formation of the
Forty-first divisfon of the national
guard and decide upon the location
f the headquarters for the unit,
Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett,
commander, of the Ninth army
corps, the Pacific coast states, was
a Portland visitor today.
"The formation of the Forty-first na
tional guard division, named after the
Forty-first division of the war. will be
entirely In the states of Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming,"
Liggett said. "This division will also
have the usual special troops, called
corps, attached to it. These troops are
signalmen, - engineers, trench warfare
and motor corps. The conference this
afternoon will be to discuss the location
of the headquarters of the division."
General Liggett was in command of
thfe famous Forty-first division overseas.
and is much interested in the organiza
tion or tne guard unit to perpetuate its
This morning the general, accom
panied by. his aide, Major J. G. Ord,
and Adjutant General George A. White,
made a trip up the Columbia river
highway. , On his return a conference
at the Armory -Will, be held to discuss
tniocauott of the headquarters of the
The business men of the city will en
tertain ' the general at . a banauet at
the Multnomah hotel this evening.
After the banquet the goneral will at-
leno. mo organisation meeting of the
old Forty-first division at the Armory.
"i ne t orty-rirst division was unfor
tunate." said the general, "in not get
ting to the front as an organisation.
Our detail was as a replacement depot.
The men of the division and different
units did get up on the line, but they
were attached to some' other division or
corps." :
Discussing the new army reorganiza
tion, the general said: The national
guard movement is to give the army a
basis to turn from peace to war in the
shortest possible time. The way in which
the plan if being received by the people
shows they now realize the futility of
sacrificing men by sending ther.i under
fire before they - have been properly
trained. There are only 13 states in the
Union that have no guard, but it is ex
pected that they will be organized
shortly. " ;
The new plan calls for 18 divisions
throughout the United States. These di
visions will be grouped and organized to
form two field ar.mies, each army hav
ing four corps of two divisions each..
"The Pacific coast will have two di
visions, the Forty-first and , Fortieth,
one from the northern and one from the
southern states. Beside this, there will
be one division of regular army, now
Btationed at Camp Lewis, After the
guard units are fully organized there
wiy be three divisions of reserves as
signed to the Northwest. , As yet this
organization Is . only on , paper, but in
time they will become an actual fact."
The general will leave for San Fran
cisco Wednesday morning.
Contract Let for
Josephine Library
Grants Pass, Or., Nov. 30. The
county commissioners of Josephine
county have let the contract for the con
struction of a Carnegie library. A. J.
Green of this city was the successful
bidder. The contract price was $11,700
and will be paid from the Carnegie
library fund. The building will be
erected on the court house block in this
city. '
Teal in Washington
For His New Duties
Washington, Nov. 30. (WASHING
Joseph N. Teal and Chester H. Eowell,
Pacific coast members of the new ship
ping board, arrived last night after In
specting Pacific and Gulf ports. They
will be sworn in tomorrow morning when
the board will hold a meeting for or
ganization. Tire Company Cuts
Salaries 10 Per Cent
Akron, Ohio, Nov. 30. (U. P.) The
Firestone Tire and Rubber company to
day announced a 10 per cent reduction
inJ salaries. The company also reduced
the dividend rate from $2 to $1.50 per
share per quarter. ,
Attorney General Asks Court to
Take Over Packers' Interests
and to Sell Same; Allege
Failure to Divorce Holdings.
Washington, Nov. 30. (I. N.
S.) Attorney General Palmer filed
a petition In the district supreme
court late today asking the court
to issue , an order appointing trus
tees to take possession of all the
packers' stockyards interests and
sell under such terms as the court
may deem wise.
The attorney general, in a brief mak
ing sweeping exceptions to all of the
plans submitted to the court by the big
packers' interests, said that they had
exhausted nine months of time without
submitting to the court or the depart
ment of justice any satisfactory pro
posal that would divorce packer control
from these properties, embracing 75 per
cent of the stockyards and terminals in
the United States.
Attorney . General Palmer told the
court that careful analysis of the plan
submitted by Armour ft Co. and Swift
tt Co. revealed to the government counsel
a plain intent upon the part of the pack
ers to retain a dominating control of
these interests through "cleverly devised
stock transfer arrangements." Equally
firm objection was raised as to the plan
submitted by Morris & Co.
In addition to electing R. A.
Booth chairman to succeed Simon
Benson the state highway commis
sion Monday decided not to formu
late - its . construction - program for
1921 before the beginning of the
new year. In the meantime com
missioners Booth and Teon - will
make a trip over, the Pacific high
way and 'other sections to see
where construction can be best ap
plied. - '
The commission is anxious to complete
the Improvement of the Pacific high
way next, season as far as possible. This
personal tour of investigation will begin
next month.
Commissioner Kiddle and Engineer
Nunn will go to Washington early in
December to attend the annual confer
ence of state highway commissioners at
which the question of federal aid will
be discussed.
An effort will be made to secure the
passage of the Chamberlain bill which
calls for an appropriation of $100,000,000
and provides for a sliding scale of co
operation between public land states and
the, federal government instead of fifty-
fifty basis as at present Opposed to the
Chamberlain bill is the Townsend bill
which plans to create a federal system
of highways and provides for a federal
commission. Under this measure it Is
apprehended that the West will not re
ceive the benefit it does under the pres
ent system of federal aid.
Besides designating January 4 as the
date of the next regular meeting the
commission took the following action :
Ordered the advertising of the sale of
$1,500,000 of bonds at the next regular
meeting, approved as a federal aid
project the paving from Corvallis south
a distance of nine miles for which the
contract has already been let authorized
a loan to Umatilla county for the main
tenance of state roads in that county,
agreed to improve the Central Oregon
highway in' Harney county between
Burns and Suntex in, 1921 and ordered
a distribution of the balance of the 1920
market road fund.
, The balance was $595,699 and will be
distributed as follows : Baker $21,230,
Benton $11,000, Clackamas $27,375. Clat
sop. $25,889, Columbia $13,155. Coos $20,
086, Crook $5281, Curry $2568. Deschutes
$8197, Douglas $23,892. Gilliam $8825,
Grant $7203, Harney $9257, Hood
River $8160, Jackson- $22,271. Jef
ferson $4541, Josephine $3638, Klamath
$15,102, Lake $8555, Lane $36,058,
Lincoln $6652, Linn $27,507, Malheur
$11,614. Marion $37,695, Morrow $321,
Multnomah $49,521, Polk $15,787, Sher
man $9805, Tillamook $14,635, Umatilla
$40,280, Union $18,635, Wallowa $12,851,
Wasco $14,968, Washington $25,155,
Wheeler $4476, Yamhill $14,496.
$23,860, Part of
$5,000,000 Mail
Robbery, Is Found
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 30. (U.
P.) Federal officials this morning lo
cated $23,860 In currency which Keith
Collins had secreted in Omaha before
his flight to Oklahoma, where he was
captured Sunday. All the currency was
in $10 bills and was part of the $5,000.
000 loot taken from a Burlington mail
train here November 1L
Dirty and unkempt, with his natty Uni
form soiled and torn. "Captain" Collins,
self-styled "wart- hero." came back to his
home town last night in chains.
Collins, whose self-made war record
wu shattered by- official army records,
which showed him to be a private who
never left the country, was bound over
to the federal grand jury by United
States Commissioner Byera on a charge
of helping to rob a Burlinsrton mail train.
HiSjbondSiWere fixed at $50,000.
Coming Legislature Will Have
to Issue That Additional Sum
in Bonds if Work of Commis
sion Is Not to Pause in 1921.
Ten million dollars more of state
highway bonds will have to be pro
vided by the coming session of the
legislature If the work of the high
way commission is not to pause at
the close of 1921 and mark time
during the second year of the com
ing biennium.
The highway
commission is now
spending money in highway construction j
at the rate of approximately $10,000,000 (
annually. Of the $30,000,000 of bonds
now authjiized. all but approximately
$10,000,000 have either been spent on con
struction that has been completed r
will be spent on work for which con
tracts have been let The remaining 1
J10.O00.00O It is probable that $9,000,000
will be closer to the approximate re
mainder will keep the department run
ning at Its present rate during 1921.
Diu not teyond that date.
A general birdseye survey of the pres
ent status of the highway program
shows the funds available under the
present law will complete the construct
tion of the Columbia river highway from
The Dalles to Astoria and of the Pa
cific highway from Portland to the Cali
fornia line, including both the east and
west sides routes from Portland to Eu
gene. Jti other words the $30,000,000
bonds so far voted will finish the trunk
line work mapped out by the legislature,
and this task will be completed by the
highway commission by the end of the
1921 working season.
Unless the coming session of the leg
islature makes provision for the work t&
be done by the commission during 1922
the construction program will stop, or
at least be restricted to what may be
done with what funds may be available
from continuing income, somewhere in
the neighborhood of $1,000,000 a year.
On the basis of the .present appraised
valuation of the property of the state,
as a Whole, there is a margin of about
$10,000,000 between the existing author
ized highway bond issues of $30,000,000
and the constitutional limitation of 4 per
cent. In other words, it would be possi
ble for the legislature at the coming
session to authorize the issuance of $10.w
000.006 more of highway bonds and still
be within the limitation of the constitu
tion, which amount, should -it be so au
thorized, would keep the highway com
mission running at its present-speed
during 1922, or up to the legislature of
1923. .
Whether the legislature will want to
take the responsibility of voting such
an amount of money necessary to keen
the road construction program running
in high gear as it now Is, without
submitting the matter to the people for
confirmation, will be one of the prob
lems involved in the road financing
legislation that confronts the members.
To submit a road bonding bill to the
people would necessitate a special elec
tion some time during 1921, for the
highway department must of operat
ing necessity chart Its course a year
in advance.
Involved In the problem, also, is the
location of future construction. The
funds available to the commission will
complete the, main trunk roads, leaving
what may be provided for use during j
1922 to be expended in the construc
tion of laterals and connecting roads.
It will be up to the legislature to say
whether these crossroads and connec
tions shall be mapped out and con
structed by the highway commission it
self, at such places and times as it
may deem best, or designated by the
legislature leaving the commission no
option, but to follow a set program
laid down for its guidance and direc
tion. E
The pumping station at Oswego
of the Oswego Lake Light & Power
company burned to the ground Mon
day leaving Oswego, Brlarwood and
Rockspur with only a 10,000 gal
lon supply in one high pressure wa
ter reservoir. Belief was expressed
at Oswego that service would be re
stored in 36 to 48 hours. The tank
is supposed to hold 24 hours', water
The situation at Osweko is peculiar.
There is a lake three miles long and
half a mile wide on one side, and the
Willamette river on another, the water
from neither of which can be used for,
drinking purposes by the 250 to 300
families dependent on the., pumps- Bull
Run water . is piped to the top of Elk
rock, but that is three-quarters, of; a
mile away. . t
There was no one in the station when
the fire started, but it is believed that
heat generated by the electric motor
was in some way responsible for the
fire. The loss In money is small, both
the building and equipment being old.
661 Chinese Coolies
Are Shipped to Cuba
Honolulu, Tl II., Nov. 30. U. P.) The
first shipload of Chinese coolie laborers
being shipped to the Cuban sugar plan
tations passed through Honolulu today.
They numbered 661. Thousands more
are to follow, it is understood here. . . -
Settlement of
At an informal meeting of the
city council this morning,' the long
delayed settlement of the claim of
the bondsmen of Hans Pedersen,
Seattle contractor, for building
Portland's municipal auditorium,
reached what promises to be a final
settlement by a tacit agreement be
tween the council and attorneys for
the bondsmen of the payment by
the city of $36,702.84 to N. A.
Schanen and -J. F. Kelly, Pedersen's
Mayor Baker and Commissioners Bar-
bur, Mann and Pier voted in lavor of j
the compromise, with Commissioner I
Bigelow opposing on the ground that
the city attorney had held the city was
not legally obligated to make such pay-
. T T"l j r T. . !
city Attorney La Roche represen
council at the hearing.
Contractor Pedersen. on completion
of The Auditorium, filed a claim with
the city for $76,000, claiming that
amount was Justly due him because of
an error in estimates and the delays
which he charged to the city and the
increased cort of labor and material.
Later an arbitration committee recom-
1 J , ICE; JO? TViia
,m . thB itv commissioners deemed
excessive, and so tne matter dragged ,
for months
Bowerman and Crumpacker, accom
panied by their clients, informed the
city council this morning of their will
ingness to accept a further reduction
and to settle on payment by the city of
$36,702.84 plus interest, a total of $39,
547.17. Objecting to the payment of in
terest the council agreed to reimburse
the bondsmen to - the amount of the
principal. The tacit agreement depends
upon the payment of the amount being
pronounced by the courts as a proper
and legal action and City Attorney La
Roche was Instructed to confer with at
torneys for Schanen and Kelly to deter
mine the legality and the proper pro
cedure. Commissioner Bigelow's opposition to
the settlement was emphasized through
out the hearings, the commisisoner ad
monishing the council payment of the
claim would be the signal for numerous
other claimants to 'besiege the council.
Schanen and Kelly agreed to lose ap
proximately $10,000 paid for additional
materials in accepting the compromise,
their attorneys declared.
By Ralph Watson r V
Applications covering approxi
mately 33,000 acres of swamp land
in the Warner valley. Lake county,
were filed with the local land office
by Assistant Attorney General Mil
lard McGilchrist Monday afternoon.
It is estimated that the lands are
worth not less than a minimum of
$330,000, for similarlands in the
vicinity, held in private ownership,
have been sold within the last year
for as high as $25 the acre.
This action on the part of the attor
ney general's office is the result of the
annrnnriation of $25,000 rranted hv the
legislature of 1919 for the investigation
of the status, of public land matters by
the land board and the attorney general's
office and the recovery of swamp school
lands to which the state is entitled and
of which It has been deprived by fraud
or otherwise. '
Soon after the appropriation had be
come available Attorney General Brown
assigned McGilchrist the task of checking
up the records of the Warner Valley
district for the purpose of ascertaining
all of the land contiguous to Warner
Lake 8 warn p In character and for which
the state could make application of the
federal government under the swamp
land act.
r Cattle owners and other settlers In
the" days gone by had Becured large
tracts of land In the Warner valley by
means of the swamp land act They,
however, selected the tracts 'destred by
them and c made application, for these
lands of the state land board. The
board, in turn, made application for the
lands so selected, and, when title was
given It by the government under its ap
plications, sold the tracts to the appli
cants. No general- or consistent effort
was ever made by the board, however,
to secure all -of the lands to which the
state could lay claim under the law.
The applications filed Monday clear
up the situation in the Warner valley
and, when they have been acted upon
(Concluded on Pace Two, Column Four)
City; Messenger Boy
r Severely Bruised in
l Motorcycle Crash
f Ira Turpin, 17 years old, 778 Roosevelt
street, a city messenger, was badly
bruised and his motorcycle was smashed
when at Seventeenth - and . Northrup
streets bis machine collided with an
automobile driven by Dr. Boicoff. 524
North Twenty-fourth street at 12 :15 this
afternoon. Coming to the crossing, Tur
pin saw . the automobile just, past the
middle of the intersection and attempted
to swerve, although he had the right of
way. Boiscoff also swerved his machine
and the -vehicles came together, side
swiping the motorcycle against the curb
and throwing Turpin to the - pavement.
Turpin was taken to St. Vincent hos
pital where It was found that no perma
nent Injury had been suffered, although
he was severely bruised. - Motorcycle
Patrolman Mobley investigated the case.
Mrs. Tessie Lotisso, English War
Bride, nOies From 4 Wounds In
flicted by Husband on Alder
Street; Man Freely Confesses.
Mrs. Tessie Lotisso, who was an
English war bride, brought to Port
land by an overseas veteran, Thomas
Lotisso, was fatally shot by her hus
band on the streets of Portland early
this morning. She died in the emerg
ency hospital about a half hour
after the shooting.
At the very moment when death was
glazing the woman's eyes," her husband
was placed under arrest at Third and
Columbia streets by Patrolman T. B.
Roselius. He was taken to the police
station and freely talked of the tragedy.
"1 don't give a damn if they tiang me
tomorrow ; I did what was right," de
clared Lotisso. "I was trying to make
a good woman of her."
"If she had done what I told her to, I
wouldn't be here now, and she wouldn't
be where she is," Lotisso told a Jour
nal reporter this morning. "I told her
to come home with me. She refused to
do it and I shot her."
The tragedy occurred at 12:13 o'clock
and there appears to have been but one
witness, John Granell of 490 Clay street
He rushed to the afd of the woman while
her assailant sped away.
Granell says the woman was walking
on Alder street, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth, when he saw the man ap
pear, throw her on the sidewalk and
send four bullets into her body. He
rushed across the street toward them
and the man ran away. Granell hailed
O. T. Ott of 1086 East Salmon street,
who came along with his automobile,
and they placed the woman in the car
and hurried to the emergency hospital.
Before she lost consciousness she said
the man who shot her was her husband,
known as John Adams, but that his real
name is Thomas Lotisso. The woman
died at 1 :15 o'clock this morning. -
Police Captain Harms telephoned to
all patrolmen on beats an accurate de
scription of the man who did the. shooting--'
and " Patrolmen , Roselius " and
Yaughan found the man who fitted this
description at, Columbia and Third
streets.. They called to him to halt and
say he drew a revolver from hla pocket
and appeared -tp 'be about to shoot him
self whenthey captured him.--
In -company with Irma Dawn, her
roommate. Amy Freeman, Mary Heiden
rich, - three other ' waitresses from the
(Continued en Pica Two, Column Ooe)
Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 30. A new
aspect was given the investigation
into the supposed murder of Am
brose I. Small, milionaire theatrical
man, today, when the . police were
informed that on November 2, a
couple of transfer employes hauled
a trunk from a residence to the un
ion depot which it is believed con
men who moved the trunk declare
they ; were nauseated by the odor
emanating from the trunk.
One of, the men was a former under
taker's helper who said he was certain
the odor was that of decomposed human
remains. All trace was lost of the trunk
after it had been removed to the sta
tion. Another material witness, who told the
police that the alleged plot was engi
neered from New York, has left mys
teriously. '.
Efforts to clear up the mystery sur
rounding the disappearance of Small a
year ago, were centered earlier in the
day In another thorough search of the
Grand Opera House building, where
SmaU was last seen, for bis body, fol
lowing the return of $103,000 worth of
the magnate's missing bonds by John
Doughty, the latter's private secretary
who was arrested in Oregon City, Or.
Upon his arrival here yesterday In the
custody of an officer Doughty went di
rectly to the attic of his home and re
vealed the hiding place of the securities.
Doughty's return has served to put
new life into the search for Small's body.
Further important developments in the
case are expected1 momentarily.
W. E. Flock. Small's solicitor, left the
latter's offices in the Grand Opera house
at S :30 p. m. on December 2. John
Doughty was alone with his employer at
that time. Doughty says that Small ieft
the offices about 10 minutes after that,
bound ; for . home. No person, to the
knowledge of the police, has ever seen or
(Concluded on Pan Two, Column Three)
Spokane Tourist '
Seriously Burned
In Automobile Fire
The Dalles. Or Nov. 3?. George" Far
rell of Spokane was severely burned here
Tuesday morning in a fire which de
stroyed a- "prairie ; schooner" ; automo
bile In' which he. was traveling overland
to California with his wife and baby.
The fire started from a kerosene stove.
Mrs.- Farrell - had removed her Infant
from- a cradle' which was destroyed In
the first flash of , the blaze. ; Farrell
was burned In throwing a blasfnjf lan
tern from the truck. Farrell will be In
capacitated for several months. :., ..
Wilson Offers .
His Personal
Aid in Behalf
Of Armenians
Washington, Nov. 30. (I. N.
S.) President Wilson today in
formed President Paul Hymans of
the assembly of the League of Na
tions, now sitting at Geneva, that
while he . was without authority to
offer or employ military- forces of
the United States in the project for
the relief of Armenia, he was wil
ling to use his good offices and to
proffer his personal mediation
through a representative whom he
might designate to "end the hostili
ties now being waged against the
Armenian people.
The text of President Wilson's cable
gram to President Hymans follows : .
I have the honor to acknowledge
your cabled message, setting forth
the resolution adopted by the as
sembly of the League of Nations, re
questing the council of the league
to arrive at an understanding with
the governments, with a view to en
trusting a power -with the task of
taking necessary measures to stop
the-hostilities in Armenia.
You offer to the United States the
opportunity of undertaking the hu
manitarian task of using its good
offices to end the present tragedy
being enacted In Armenia and you
assure me that your proposal in
volves no repetition of the Invitation
to accept a mandate for Armenia.
While the Invitation to accept a
mandate for Armenlahas been re
jected by the senate of the United
States, this country has repeatedly
declared its solicitude for the fate
and welfare of the Armenian people
in a manner and to an extent that
Justifies me in saying, that the fate
of Armenia hasalways been of spe
cial Interest to (be American people;
I am- without authorization to
offer or employ military forces of
the United States in any project for
the relief of Armenia, and any mate
rial contribution would require the
authorization of the congress which
Is not now in session and whose ac
tion I could tiot forecast, I am wlll
. Ing, however, upon assurances of the
moral and diplomatic support of the :
; principal powers, and in a. spirit of
Sympathetic response . to "the request i
of the council of the League of Na
tions, to use my good offices and to
, proffer- my personal mediation.'
throueh vs whom I
now being waged against the Arme
nian people and to bring peace and
accord to the contending forces, re
lying upon! the council of the League. :
of Nations to suggest to me, the
'enaes- through- which ; my proffer ?
should be conveyed and the parties
to whom It should be addressed.
The president's cablegram was made
public through the eta te department.
President .Hymans' Invitation to Mr.
Wilson , to act as mediator was trans
mitted to Washington on November 22.
President Hymans of the league. In his
telegram to the president, asked . the
good offices of this country "to end as
speedily as possible the present terrible
Jlragedy." ,
Chamberlain Back
At Desk, Pledged
To Patriotic Duty
Washington. 'Nov. 30. (WASHING
Senator Chamberlain arrived here to
day, after a short sojourn at- Atlantic
City. "I will be an onlooker , now in
Venice, be said. J'After all I am
rather glad I am Boon to be out of it.
There are serious problems ahead, and
it Is the duty of all to help as we
can in establishing the country on a
sound basis." r i "
One of his first callers today I was
Dr. Charles J. Smith, chairman of the
Oregon Democratic state central com
mittee, who was passing through the city.
Receiver for Gold
Mine Is Appointed
Grants Pass, Or., Nov. 30. E. H. Lis
ter, deputy sheriff of this county, was
a pointed receiver of the oriole mine, lo
cated in the Galice mining district The
Oriole gold mine is : one of the best in
the county but is held by an eastern
stock company. It is said dissension
among the stockholders led to the receiv
ership. 1
Ryan .Worked With Credit
9t K t st . t.
His Borrowings W
By Robert J; Bonder
tTnttd New Slff CorTurrwtidnrt.)
New York,-Nov. 30. When Allan
A. Ryan went into Wall Street, many
years ago he went In "only because
I had to have money for the things
I wanted to do and he went into
the street as a broker because '.'you
can make more money wijjh less
brains In less time executing 'buying
and. selling "orders "on", commission
than In ;.ny other way."' ' ' -
Thus he got his start in the financial
world by dealing In the capital of oth
ers. Today he stands as perhaps the
moat striking example of the financiers'
old saw- money is made on money bor
rowed. And the sensation be has just
caused, in Wall street is due in part, to
the fact that the bank institutions have
taken over his securities for the nfutual
pro'ection of himself and them partly
' the fact that his father. Thomas Forr
tune Ryan, is one pi tbe leading finan-
Two Chilean Survivors Off Pir-
'rie Tell '.Confused Story in
Broken English Indicate Cap
tain Was Lost in Heavy Surf.
Seattle, Wash.. Nov. 20. (TJ.
P.) Their knowledge of English
being so limited, two Chilean sail
ors who survived the wreck of the
W. J. Pirrie are -unable to give lu
cid details of Friday night's tragedy
on the rocky coast off Cape John
son, according to a . message re
ceived here this afternoon froii ,
Port Angeles.
The Chileans told a broken story of
being adrift with nothing. -to eat from
Friday night until yesterday afternoon,
when they were picked up by Indians,
says the Port Angeles message.. ;
They were able, however, to make
themselves understood to the effect they
saw Captain A. B. Jensen and Mate P,
Hohmann drown In the surf while trying
to get to shore. ...
The message received here was not
clear as to how long the surVlvors were
adrift on the sea, and whether they
clung to wreckage or were in an open
Officers of the coast guard are said to
have left Port Angeles toAay for Lapush,
The Seattle Star thiiv afternoon re
ceived the following radiogram from the
government tub Snohomish, which has
been searching for the lost ship, W, J. '
rirrle, since Saturday : j
"Body of master, mate and. one other
found near Cape Johnson; also two
Chilean sailors alive. Beach covered, with
lumber. Possible other" survivors. Indians
I and coast guard men continuing. search,
. . .. . i I. . ,. . ,.. . . .
yv luruitr avians nroujni in et. rtur-
vlvors at Indian village." t --
' Preceding this' radiogram , a message
had come saying the bodies of Captain
A.; B. Jensen and Mate P. Hohmann
had " been washed ashore near Cape
Johnson and found by. Indians, Nq -word
was said of the ' finding of a
thtrd dead body. :The samemessags
reported two Chilean sailors were found
alive. : .- ... - .
; A still earlier message . to the local
weather bureau from (he weather bu-,
feau at Clallam bay had. reported Die
finding of three sailors, one dead and'
two alive. -i-si;"--f .- :' ' -:
No hope is held out that any other
members, of thr crew, ' including Cap
tain Jensen's young wife and year-old
baby, will, be found alive.., , ' - "
The mewage to .'the local weather
bureau reads:, '.. , '
"A party of Indians found two sailor
alive and one dead on . beach at Cape
Johnson, four miles ' north of Lapush. -No
sign of Pirrie. Survivors now at
Lapush." i '
Lapush Is an old Indian settlement t
the mouth of the Quillayute river and
just- opposite James Island, where the
c - x
Concluit-l ea '( Two, Column Sill .
Long Beach, 'Cal,. Nov. . 30.-(I.
N. 8.) Eugene Wilder Chafin, re
puted to be one of the best'-'known
prohibiton workers in the country
and- twice nominee of the Prohibi
tion party for president, died at his
home here-today as a result of com
pltcations from ' burns ' he received
in. an accident ten . days ago. 'He
was 68 years old, " - 1
Farm Conference -Is
Called by Norris:
Washington. Nov. 30. Senator Norrls.
Nebraska, today called a - meeting of
the senate agriculture committee to dis
cuss the serious farm situation and de
vise means for providing for relief. 4
t , at H
ere rauee
tiers Jn New Yorkv and further due to
the fact that in April last he waged a
fcpwctaeular batUe against tbe New fork n
stock exchange, which waa particularly
striking in that it revealed he acquired '
credit reported to total between 115,000,
000 and 116.000,000 up to from 75 to SO
per cent of his reported assets.
Records of financial transactions In '
Wall street , doubtless reveal many in-1
stances of - individuals borrowing mil-'
lions, but the instances are rare indeed. :
when an Individual can acquire from a
New York bank or any one else in this
metropolitan center of wealth, credit by '
millions at the rate of 7S or SO cents on "
a dollar of .assets.::.' ; V.,V; ,.A ' ' - .- -
In Wall 5street there are' two classes
of operators, the "bears" arid the "bulls"
The bears play for, or attempt to effect
a falling market; the' bulls believe in,
and -play foe a-rising market.' . In all his
financial career and In his physical and
mental make-op. P.ysn has been of the
Concluded on Pr Two, Cohuaa four) .
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