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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, jPORTLAND, OREGON.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920.
TO THOS; LOTISSO;
Formal charge of murder Ur the
first degree was filed in the munici
pal court .thtet afternoon against
Thomas Xxtlsso, who early Tuesday
morning- dragged Tessle Lotirao.jJus
pretty English war bride. i -from a
Chinese noodle establishment and
later riddled her body with bullets
on a downtown street corner. V
During the forenoon subpoenas were
served on ail witnesses to ttje murder,
summoning them to the grand Jury room
in the courthouse to ten the story, l-o-
and apparently unrepentant. He let it
be known, after a conference with his
parents, that he proposes jto .fight the
case bitterly. :- :, f.V.
According' to a statementv by Irma
Dawn, roommate of Mra "totfeso, Lov
tlsso last Sunday threatened to kill both
girls. Intimating- that be felt the Dawn
girl was responsible to a degree for the
trouble between him and his wif
-Elmer Bashor, service manager of the
restaurant where Mrs. Lo tisso Was em
ployed, told a Journal reporter the Lo
tissos had little trouble lately until last
Sunday, when Lotfsso is said to have
made threats against the lives of the two
STOUT OF QUABBEL TOLD :
Bashor, himself an overseas veteran,
said : - , - .
"When Lotisso came into " the chop
suey restaurant Monday night. J was
afraid of trouble, In view of the threat
be had made Sunday. - Lotisso took his
wife by the arm. and started to pull her
Out of the place. .:' When they got upon
the stairway to the street, stw broke
away. When I stepped to the head of
the stairway to try to influence him to
Quit abusing his wife, he said to me:
" "Elmer, if you come a step down;
those stairs. Ill Dt you. "
"All I ceuld do was step to the tele-:
phone and can the police station to warn
them' of possible trouble." -
Lo tisso returned from England In
1919. His war bride followed ' him to
Portland, ; and the two lived together
until six weeks ago, when the, girl went
to live with Irma Dawn.
WIFE WANTED GAT TIMES
. Lotisso explained the action by saying
tha( Ms wife 'thought she could have
more fun" 'by living In town with her
girl friend. Mrs. Lotisso was lively and
fAMfl ftt : cravatlo vhlnh hpT frianrls In.
Mulged in. Lotl6so eaid.
, Lotisso in Jail" was morbid and sullen.
He smoked .incessantly. - He complained
that he could get no- sleep because 'he
as bothered all the while. ;
"Tessle was a good girl and I can
honestly .say ' thai until she started to
' pal around with fast company she was
a straight shooter.' I believe that it was
thi influence of the girls she traveled
with rather than a personal desire to be
a "stepper9 that led her to double-cross
- me.'.' he-said.
low but once. That was the night before
we quit company. - v
"I was sitting in an automobile across
the street and I saw a fellow drive up
in. front of the Blackstone hotel, where
TesHi and I were living. His name -is
Tom Bruhn. and he was a friend of
.mine. - He Jad brought her home from
the. -Hazel wood, where she was working.
TOOK HB -TO FABTIES .
Lotisso became agitated as he talked,
and changed his position On .his narrow
bunk in his cell frequently. -He- wore
an army shirt and his conversation was
full of the vernacular familiar to the
He recounted the' days in Liverpool
when he and Tessie had romanced, to
gether. --.v.t- - .,:r--f-'...?
"It was never on the book that that
tittle girl and I should get along. We
had domestic battles from the first night
-of our acquaintance. But we loved each
other and were learning to accustom
ourselves to bur differences ,when Tes
sie's friends started to influence heir to
go out on parties after she. was through
ork.. ? , :.,.- :: ,.
CAME HOME LATE' " .' ', - '
"There were many nights when she
got in so late at the hotel that the
manager told me that he doubted that J
we were married. I showed KimJotn 5
iimi license 10 prove mat we- were
on the square." ,v. , 3.
. J. Harry Joyce, manager of the Broad
way Haselwood. announced that he had
.sent a cablegram to Mrs. Burnell. the
victim's mother. Joyce said that In the
cable he offered to stand for half of
the expense of sending the girl's body
to Liverpool, or if the parents" did not
wish that, to pay 'for the funeral here.
CARTER QUJTS FISH,
(Continued From Pas One)
vtded by law breeds unnecessary expense
and that he will recommend, when the
commission meets and accepts his resig
nation on .December 13, that the law
be so amended by the legislature that
, the attorney general be designated as
s chairman 'of the commission ex-officlo
iu ueiermme any. con
troversy between the .two, branches of
th commission that might arise. '
tltr is. rapidly becoming apparent that
a ge-oid . controversy which former
The Merchant Priijce, Says:
:.. ca never be grateful - enough to
" those ; who so ingeniously s taught, me and '
influenced me in' taking, but endowment v ?
. if ' policies: which terrninatedtb aid me yi
..carrying out new plans in my business.
. "When this happened I felt as if a gold
' mine had opened at my hand.
, . . ' 'The life insurance companies are nat-
- urally the most practical savings banks "
for the people of the United States."
. C5 B efore you sign anjxpplication for life -
insurance in Any other company, ask our
salesmen to show you our endowment poZ
iciestyour best savings plan.
Home Office t cS?ff;?.SSiBf0 Portlaridr'Ore.
I A. L. MIIJ-S. Pres. C. S. SAA1UKT Gen-Mgr. E. N. STKONU. Asst. Mgr.
Commissioner I-Yank Seufert contends
wlU never be finally .settled until all the
fish and game are dead, will be up be
fore the next session of the legislature in
alt its pristine bloom and glory. The
Rogue river battle is brewing afresh
while there will undoubtedly be a fight
over -the amendment of. the fish -end
game commission act of 1920 as well as
various of the administrative features
and details of the fish and game code.
FIGHT IS BEEWISO I ' "
It'aeemg clearly apparent. that an vat
tempt will be made to throw the power
of- appointment back in the hands of the
governor, .so far as the personnel of the
commission Is concerned. This ill un
doubtedly meet with the- approval and
support of the governor's office, and.
from what can be learned, will not meet
with the opposition of the present fish
and- game commission provided the law
is so re-written that it wilt not disturb
the tenure of any of the present members
of the commission elected at the. special
session of . the legislature. It requires
no spectacles to -see that this proposi
tion may well . be orovocative of strife
eince the appointing power! was taken
from the governor for the sole purpose
of defeating the announced -intention of
Governor Olcott to remove the members
of the commission, most of whom were
then and all of whom are now in office.
DIYISfOX QUESTION LOOMS
There will, in all probability, be a
proposal submitted for the creation of
two separate and distinct commissions,
each sitting and acting separately and
acting- Independently within its own
Jurisdiction. Opposed T to this is the
contention that the present arrange
ment. In practical effect, constitutes a
double commission.: while the present
plan of common meetings and co
operative administration works-for bet
ter and more efficient administrative
and executive work. Out' of it all un
doubtedly will come the same old con
tention and legislative turmoil.
80 far as the Rogue river controversy
is concerned the perennial fight is still
simmering, with the same different and
divergent viewpoints held by the Mac
leay interests at the mouth of the river,
the Grants Pass people chiefly interested
in. commercial fishing along the middle
reaches of the river, the Grants Pass and
Medf ord sportsmen who want to see the
river given over more to them than tq,
the, commercial interests '
Henry O'Malley, field assistant of the
federal bureau of fisheries for this dis
trict, and Hugh Mitchell, hatchery su
perintendent, have been working during
the summer an attempt to Work out
a- compromise between these various
conflicting interests that would bring
peace to' the Rogue river district, but
seemingly without much success.
O'Malley. has recommended that the
closed season be fixed from May 15 to
October 1 for the lower river, and from
June 1 for the Grants Pass section, with
weekly closed periods of 38 hours for the
entire river. In addition to this he has
recommended that seines and set nets be
prohibited and nothing but gill nets of
large mesh be used.
FLAX AGBEED TO
This compromise bas been agreed to
by the fish and game commission on the
recommendation f O'Malley, and, it is
understood, has also been accepted by
Rodney Macleay, the head of the Mao
leay estate at the mouth ' of . the river,
ytio has also agreed to restrict his oper
ations within a. range Jbetween Doyle a
rock and the dead line across the bay.
The compromise has been rejected by
the Grants Pass people, however, who
demand a closed riyer during the next
four years which, they contend Is neces
sary for the replenishment of the stream.
All in all. it looks as though the com
ing legislature will, as In the years
gonevbjr, be surfeited with, fish before
the 40 days of its session . have, passed.
SPORTSMEN WOULD CLOSE
- ROGUE FOR 4-YEAR" PERIOD
. Grants Pass., Dec 1. Josephone
county's sportsmen's league last night at
a largely attended meeting, discussed the
Rogue river fish -question or several
hours.. ' At the end of the 'discussion a
f legislature to close Rogue river to all
kinds of commercial f lshtng for a period
of four years, and closing the'river from
December X to April 1 to all forms of
sport fishing. -i
The. fourryear closed season was fav
ored because of the depleted condition
of commercial and sport fishing.' For
the past few years these two varieties of
fishing have been on the decline, until
the sport fishing of the upper river has
been liberally ruined and the commercial
fishermen at Grants Pass cannot make
wages. . ? - ; .
I .The Josephine -County Sportsmen s
eague Is not a member of the pact be-
ween ' the . Jacksofe county sportsmen.
the. Portland associations and the Mac
leay. interests, but denounces this so
called agreement in very loud terms.
' The local association believes. that the
Rogue river fish question should be left
to -the people who, live along the banks
of tha . river and ; not to ; Portland and
other - fish . and sport .associations v In
Northefnr and Eastern Oregon. , -
The four-year - closed season would
give the stream time to again attain it
pre-eminence as the finest fishing river
in the world. It has-been definitely found
that the steelhead follows the. salmon,
therefore without the salmon ; in the
Rogue there willjte no steelheads.
Wil ford Alien of this city was- again
ehosen president of the league by unan
Christians Killed byv;
Japanese, Is Charge
Tokio. Dec 1. (U. P.)-Charges , of
vicious atrocities against Christians at
Chien Tao.' Korea, were made today by
missionaries. V They declared that- Japa
nese troops have engaged in a . systematic
campaign of burning the homes, schools
and churches of Christians, killing many
without examination or trial.
? Succesrful Ooimrtl syegiutte
That adulterated butter was man
ufactured In the local Hazelwood
company creamery at Front and
Ankeny, streets for more than two
years, was the-charge made before
a Jury in the federal court this
morning by United States Attorney
Lester W. Humphreys. ' X
"I will produce witnesses to prove
that new butter was made out of old
butter ,that had green and black mold
on, it. Also that girls who worked down
there complained about handling, it, be
cause their fingers smelled badly and
because they could not get the smell off."
- These remarks were part of the open
ing statement of the government prose
cutor who has charged the company
with violating the I national. pure food
laws. -Although. Judge : R. S. Bean In
formed them that it was not in keeping
with the policy . of the federal court,
Maurice Seltz and ' Roscoe C. Nelson,
counsel, for the- company, asked permis
sion to give their ' opening argument
after Humphreys has jut all his wit
nesses on the stand. s
R.- C Schomp of Waldport, who was
employed in the HaselwoCd plant for a
year, testified to the conditions Hum
phreys related, 1 Between February, 1918,
and February.. 1919, he testified to per
sonally dumping rancid, moldy butter,
which be termed in "a very bad condi
tion." into a vat with sour cream.
Schomp said this mixture was raised to
90 degrees temperature and lime water
added. The sweetening effects of the
lime water did not remove the rancid
smell, he said, so soda was added, after
which the' entire mass bubbled and ef
fervesced. -V Schomp said this mixed fluid
was ' then put through a homogenizer,
pasteurized, and made into butler. About
700 pounds of butter was made at each
churning, he said. The buttermilk from
these churnings was of no value, he said.
so it was poured into the sewer. The
butter was cut . into squares, wrapped
and sold to the trade, Humphreys told
the Jury. : ;
SchomP testified to manufacturing the
adulterated butter each, night for over
a month,- after which he was transferred
to another department. Schomp testi
fied, under cross-examination, that be
had i worked In many creameries during
his 15 sears' experience, but said this
' A . 1 1 1
wajsine xirvi. um lie ever saw juutuj,
rancid butter mixed with fresh cream
and remade into neW butter.
Sons of Scotland l
Have Glorious Time ,
At Society Banquet
-. . . - - " t .
The St." Andrews society of Oregon
held its forty-sixth annual banquet Tues
day night at the Portland hotel. The
guests marched into the dining room to
music by Pipe Major J. H, McDonald.
In the absence of VlHiam Cornfoot,
president, and Robert F. Hynd, vice
president, both of whom were ill, A. G.
Findley presided. The procession of the
haggis was received by the guests with
cheers and the scones, oat cakes and
short bread took; them back to the days
of their childhood.
Mr. Findley spoke on the "Lands We
Left, and the Land We Live In," Omar
C. Spencer paid a tribute to the "Scotch
American," Rev. E. V. Shayler, bishop of
Nebraska, spoke km "The Scot at Home
and Abroad." A. H. Birrell, one of the
society's pioneer members, told of the
early history of St. Andrews . society.
Fred Lockhey told of the . devotion to
duty and.Jftie valor of . Scotland's ons
in France and Flanders. Hugh J.. Boyd
responded to the toast. "The Lassies."
John D. Treharne pang "Mary ojAr
gyle" and responded to an encore1 with
a Welsh song. Miss 'Alice ,'Jjistonde
lighted the- audience by singing old-time
Scotch ballads. John B. Richard sang
"The Highlanders."' Miss Lila Mathie,
in Highland costume, danced, the "High
land Fling" and the sword dance. , The
duet,1" "Ye Banks an' Braes," by Messrs.
Treharne and Richard, was enthusiastic
ally received. During the evening1. R. J.
Hutchison on the piano and Pipe Major
McDoanald with: his bagpipes added
greatly to the evening's pleasure. i
i - -
Named by S., P. $rS,
1 . -. -,
J Week-end round rtrip fares from ' Port
land' to Oregon beach resorts served by
the S., P. St S. will be sold for $5.40
plus war tax- during the months of De
cember, January, February" and March,
according to announcement made by R.
"H. Crosier, assistant general 'passenger
agent, tnis morning. Tickets will be
sold each Saturday and Sunday wth a
return limit of the following Monday.
Prio to federal control of the rail
roads, the S., P. S. had In effect week
end fares to the Offegon . beaches; but
during the last three winters these rates
have been . abandoned. ; Several hotels
and restaurants at, the beach resorts will
be open during the winter.
Traffic Manager of
TJ. P. L6cal Visitor
W. S. Basinger, passenger traffic
manager if ; the. Union Pacific system,
arrived thia. morning-for hi first visit
to this section since the railroads' were
returned to. private operation. Basinger
has his headquarters in Omaha. Me was
accompanied from Spokane by William
McMurray, general passenger agent, and
A. C. Martin, assiUnt of the -W. R. &
N.-- The visitor . spent the . Morning at
Ainsworth' ' dock jnspectlng the SS.
Alaska prior to its departure - for San
Francisco, . . ' ,
Class Will Hear ;
Talks on Torests
A. series of three forest service talks
will be given before ' the college pre
paratory class of the Y. M. C. A. com
mencing today, when M. L Mer
ritt will.' give .a general talk on the na
tional forest. J. F. Kummel will speak
Thursday on forests and their perpetua
tion, and J. L. Peterson will talk Friday
on grazing on the national forests.
i Spurious Cliecks Alleged
Charged with passing bad checks,
Melville Oddie, alias W. B. Kerr, was
arrested Tuesday.' He is alleged to have
confessed that he passed 12 $5 checks at
different stores. Oddie is an ex-convict
from Salem, where he served a. derm
for passing checks, the police eay.l He
wlU be tried in the municipal court! this
Portland.U. S. Army
R e cruiting Station
Fifth in Enlistments
v) I - rr-y - - v : Vv;..
The Portland army, recruiting station
closed the month of November with 621
men accepted while Seattle took in. but
367. This record will put the Portland
station in either fifth or sixth ,place for
the entire country.
The disposition of the army.; on No
vember 23 was announced as follows:
United States. 163,64 : Philippines, 19,
191; jGermany. 14,991; Hawaii. 7051;
Panama, 6439 ; Porto Rico. 1861 ; China,
1398; Alaska, 844; France, 98 ; EngSahd,
7; at sea en route to Antwerp, 1003'; at
sea en route to Panama, 364 ; en route
to Manila. .114; en route to United
States, 350. This "makes a -total of 216,
347 in the army at the present time. The
authorized strength, la 280,000.; . fi '
INDIANS KEEP UP HUNT
(Continued From Fwi On) :
straight onto the, rocks. Those aboard
who were not washed ifroni the Pirrie's
decks leaped into the $ea whenlthe ves
sel split open like j a! monster melon,
spilling its lumber argo. " ;
-The two survivors, who were nearly
dead when rescued, ' will be brought to
Seattle as soon as their ' condition per
mita. ; ; : '
SANTA RITA ORDERED A
FROM WRECK SCENE
Port Angeles, Wash., Dec.' 1 (L N.
S.) :The SS.' Santa Rita, which was tow
ing the schooner-barge . W. $. Pirrie
when they rani, into & 90-mile gale off
the Washington coast last Friday, and
the barge was lost, is bound ! for San
Francisco and .South America- today,
having been ordered from the scene of
the wreck by the owners, W. R. Grape
& Co. '- : . V '
The, coast guard cutter - Snohomish
which has been assisting the, Santa Rita
in searching for the wreck and surviv
ors has arrived here for coal and will
leave this, afternoon to .. continue the
Indians directed by men frdtn the Sno
homish are continuing the search, for
bodies of survivors i along the shores of
James island and Cape Johnson, where
two -sailors were-found alive and . the
bodies of eight others picked up ..among
the lumber washed . ashore.- from the
sunken barge.. I '
F u n&r ai :S e r vices
for Senator Huston
i Funeral services for' Samuel B., Hus
ton, attorney, who died suddenly Tues
day afternoon from heart disease while
sitting n the courtroom of Judge Wol-
verton - in the Federal building, will be
held at 2 :30 o clock Thursday afternoon
from Flnley's undertaking , chapel.
Honorary pallbearers were , .selected
this morning. They are Judge McBride
of the supreme court, Martin X,., Pipes,
E. B. Tongue of Hillsboro, Judge Will
iam WcCredie, Max Houser and J. B.
- Senator Huston" Is survived ' by his
wife, Mrs. Ella Huston, who resides at
the family borne, 622 Kim : street; two'
sons,' Oliver and Carl of Portland, and
orie daughter, Mrs. H. H. Cllf fonLvgf
Baker. " - . J?
Resolutions of condolence - will be
drafted by a special committee of the
Multnomah County Bar association, to
be appointed by. -Presiding Judge Tax-
Well today, and at a date to be decided
upon by Tazwell this committee will
hold memorial services in . one of the
courtrooms. ' i .
Effort Is to-Avoid
The Confidential Exchange will hold
a special meeting in room 201 of the
courthouse Thursday afternoon at 3
o clock to discuss Christmas ' plans: of
operation. The exchange was formed
to prevent duplication of welfare service
by the various societies of the cjy by
having, each register the families taken
care of. It is hoped by Margaret Creech,
secretary of the exchange, : that all the
societies, clubs, churches and anyone
who Intends to render Christmas service,
will avail themselves of the. registry.
County Surveyor of
Wasco County Di$s
The Dalles. Or., Dec. 1.A. W, Mohr,
who less than a month ago was reelected
county surveyor of Wasco county, died
at his ranch home' near Lindsay Creek,
In Hood River county at 8:30 Wednes
day morning. Death followed a Ion
illness from heart trouble. Mohr was
an old time resident of Wasco county.
He was bout 65 years old; His widow
brought the body to .The Dalles for
OR VICTIMS 0
A HOME -SPUN HERO"
Another , Liberty Standard 100 Comedy
The Manhattan Trio Keates and Our
"Some Singers" Mighty Organ
S. P. ENGINEER AND
ARE BOTH BLAMED
McMinnville, Or., Dec. 1. The en
gineer of the. Southern Pacific train
andjithe' youthful driver of the au
tomobile involved in the " fatal col
lision here Monday, were held equally
to blame at the Inquest held Wed
nesday. ..Both, according to testi
mony. Were exceeding the, "15-mile
city speed limit, traveling at be
tween 20 and 25 miles an hr.'r
The train conductor testified that be
noticed the approaiimg - wu,u...
spoke to Engineer Richard Bland, who
applied, the brakes.9 The train was about
0feet from the crossing where the col
lision occurred. After the crash the
alh ran 231 feet before it was stropped.
the' testimony showed, tarrying Tom
Kirby, the driver, who was killed, and
Hobart Trent, who died-ffrom injuries.
the entire distance. -The other twb boys.
Van Kuren-X.awson,;,who has a'chance
of recovery, according to physicians, and
Edwin .Kirby, who is believed t04be out
of danger, were carried about half the
. Side curtains were In place' on the
car and the testimony Indicated that
the. boys probably : did not see . the ' ap
proaching train, Coroner Tilbury was
in charge of the inquest, -i
r Funeral services for' Tom Kirby were
held at the Catholic' church Wednesday
at the same time that the Inquest was
in progress. Services for Hobart Trent
were held from the Baptist, church in
the afternoon.- Both 'were largely at
' i ' ',,'..'
Has Suggestion for
. Relief of Farmers
" ' s ' '''' ";'i. J
Harrisburg, Pa.; Dec 1 . U. P.)
Creation of a United States Finance cor
poration capitalised at 2,000,OOQ,000 to
open foreign trade and extend credit to
farmers would solve the" problem con
fronting agricultural Interests 7 of the
country. Governor W. I, Harding of
Iowa declared today at the governors'
conference here. ' ' ;
The corporation would be for the pur
pose of funding the allied debt, Harding
explained. Credit could then be, extend
ed farmers who will move their crops in
the export trade, he said. '
.The plan would, break the deadlock
now existing on corn, cotton and other
products of the farm, where, by reason
of present exchange conditions.lack of
credit abroad and buying power is al
most absolutely lacking, he said.
Trade With Russia 'I
Is Held Outlet for.
Washington, Dec. L (I. N. S.) Im
mediate reestabllshme3t , of trade rela
tions between this country and Germany
and Russia was declared today by sena
tors from agricultural states to be a,
possible development of the business a.nd
agricultural crisis facing the American
people. These senators. Democratic as
well as Republican, - declared congress
must do something at once to provide an
outlet for surplus American, products.
Certain Republican senators,. notably
Borah pf Idaho and Norris of 'Ne
braska, are prepared at the outset of the
coming session, they said, to wage a
hard fight for the lifting by tbhs coun
try of the economic blockade of Russia.'
To Hold Up Taxes
Portland business . men ave been
asked for an opinion on a proposed re
quest to defer the December .15 install
ment of .the Income and profits taxes, in
letters sent to them by the legislative
committee of the Chamber of Commerce.
In view of losses Incident to falling
prices business men in various parte of
the country are asking relief from the
tax 1 payments. ' The business men are
also I requested to appear before a meet
ing of the committee Tuesday to outline
their position on the tax measure. " '
Four Childreit Born 1
To Woman in Utah
Ogden. Utah, .'Dec 1. v. P ) Mrs.
Vina T. Knight, 30 years of age, wife of
William T.' Knight, a farmer, 34 years
old. gave birth, to four children at Plain
City, four miles from Ogden. today. They
were three boys and onegirL They are
to be named Kenneth, Kenton, Keith
and Kathryn. There are already foor
children In the family. The quadruplets
make six boys and two girls. .
Dp ID) )
Adapted from the famous:
Saturday Evening Post
story. It will moisten your
eyes and make your blood
Two Men Charged
With Second Degree
Murder of Storie
Albaryr Dec l.-James vard of Soda
ville and Robert Bruce of' Waterloo were
Tuesday . charged with ; second ' degree
murder ' because,- of their alleged com
plicity in 'the dektb of M. Storie, town
marshal of Sweet Home, who died .last
Thursday from the effects of injuries, it
is said, that he received at the hands
of the two accused men.
. Bruce and Ward were arraigned In
the . justice court here Tuesday. They
waived a preliminary bearing and were
bound over -to the grand jury. -which
is in session. They ( were placed in
the county jail. Both men bad been
under bond of 8 500 each on a previous
charge ' of assault with a dangerous
weapon. - v ''- -
' Immediately after the -aged Sweet
Home marshal's death, Bruce made his
appearance. Ward first appeared Mon
day. They are. basing their defense on
the plea that the marshal was not armed
with a warrant and that they did not
know he was an -official when , he at
tempted . to arrest : Ward at the - Sweet
Home hotel In September, when the bat
tle occurred. -
More Than 1000
. Claimants Appear
In O'Brien Estate
' More than 1000 replies were "received in
response to the advertisement for heirs
of William O'Brien, who died' in Port
land May 19, 1919, leaving an estate of
12382.43.' This fact developed in Presid
ing Judge Taswell's department of the
circuit court Tuesday, when stipulations
were entered Into between Attorneys
Blaine. B. Coles, for the estate, and P.
J. Barmon for one of the alleged heirs
that depositions may be taken in Ire
land to establish kinship. -.
Coles said at the time of the death
of O'Brien there were no known heirs.
but It wUs surmised there might be
rightful claimants tn ireiajia. ana aaver
tisements were published asking for in
formation as to heirs. The response was
torrential. Out ot the mass of letters
received there are' possibly J.2 who may
establish kinship, ft is said."
Mrs Sophia Chance,
Pioneer, Is Dead
Mrs. Sophia Brey Chance, a pioneer
Of, Oregon, died at the home orher son,
Dr Arthur ,W. Chance, 175 Broughton
avfenue.' Monday." at the age of 78. Mrs.
Chance came to Oregon with her pa
rents when she was 8 years old and
settled- at Salem. In 1874, after her
marriage to Dr. George H. Chance, she
came -to Portland. The funeral services
were held this afternoon at the Holman
Chapel at 2 o'clock. The place of inter-l
ment will be Rlverview cemetery,
Mrs Chance Is survived by her daugh
ter. Mrs. Bait is Allen of Portland, ana
three other children living in other
Gasoline Lamp Blows
Up; Woman Is Burned
Dayton, Wash., Dec! 1. Mrs. Del Cole
son is suffering from serious burnain
f Hcted while attempting to light a gaso
line lamp, whicb exploded In Iter hands.
Flaming gasoline was thrown over Mrs.
Coleson's clothing. Before the, fire could
be beaten out she was deeply burned
about the face, breast and shoulders.
Express Firm Will
Take New Quarters
.. The entire second floor of the Cham
ber of . Commerce building has been
leased by the American Railway Express
company and will be fitted up as quar
ters for the claims and accounting de
partments. The new tenants will take
possession about January 1, according to
L Waring, local manager. .1 ,
' Maintenance Men to Meet
organisations in Portland will meet
here December 19, according to an
nouncement made by wuiiam f. mum,
general chairman of the S., P. & S,
division.' Subject of interest, to the
organisation' wll be .discussed.
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