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Rr N. Stanfield, .Returning to
City, Declares Whole Delega
tion Will Be Asked to Confer;
Predicts Long Special Session.
A special session of congress run
ning well up towards the autumn
. months before its calendar can be
s cleared, with emergency tariff legis
lation as its major and taxation leg
- lslatlori as its minor task, it predict
ed by United-States Senator It. N.
;.. Stanfield, who , reached Portland
from Washington this .morning.
As to federal patronage, which un-
doubtedly comes ahead of anything else
- in the minds and hearts of a small
army of Oregonlans, the senator says
no decisions . have been reached,' but
that Senator McNary, the congressional
"V delegation and himself "are going to be
happily together In its distribution.
TARIFF COMES FIRST
i : "Tariff legislation, in my opinion
i- will be the first consideration of con-
. greas, Senator Stanfield- said. :
I am sure that an - effort will be
- made by the leaders to enact an eraer-
gency tariff measure, and. if that may
not be done, to authorize the president
to declare embargoes on . certain -prod-
v ucts and materials. Senator Reed Smoot
has announced that he will have an
embargo . bill ready for introduction no
the first day of the coming session,
while it Is generally : believed that Sen
ator Penrose and Representative Ford
. ney have agreed upon the enactnfent
of an emergency tariff bill. The enact
ment of -such legislation has been rec
om mended to the president by the sec-
retary of agriculture. " y
KEACH EMBARGO AGREEMENT
"t Is the general agreement that in
firing the schedules in any measure
that may be passed they will be so com
puted that the -duty will represent tne
difference between tne cost of manu-
(Cooctndcd on Pan Thras. Cohuna One)
London. Harch 1 3$. (L : N. - S.
The Greek forces on the , Anatolian
front that captured Kutaia from the
Turkish Nationalists have advanced
40 ' miles toward Angora, occupying
Eski-Shehr, according to a Central
. News dispatch from Athens today.
Many Turkish prisoners and '-, much
war materials were captured from
the Turks. ' " " '
The Greeks are now only 130 miles
from Aurora, the Turkish national cap
ital in Angora. Both Kutaia and Eski-
Sbehr are important junctions on the
Bagdad railway. :f,S' -;'-'i"
ATHENS KKJOIC1NG OVER
- VICTORY OF ITS TROOPS
, Athens, March 29. I. N. S.) News
of fresh successes against the Turkish
Nationalists turned today into one Of
wild rejoicing in the Greek capital -The
tity was : decorated, witn flags.
' Bells were rung. Triumphant te deums
were chanted in the churchea Proces
sions marched through the streets.
The demonstrations were intensified
when Premier Kalogeropoulos Issued a
public statement saying that the Greek
victories in Anatolia "end the question
of a possible revision of the treaty of
. Sevres." .The, Greek premier took the
v'ew that the allies must maintain the
' treaty as it stands ' without modifying
i it in avor of Turkey. ;
-According to latest news from the
Smyrna front the Greeks were pushing
- ahead In three directions, eastward,
northeastward and southeastward. The
nationalists, who attempted to make a
stand against the column moving toward
1 the southeast were defeated and driven
back. They are now .retiring- on Konia.
Konla is 290 miles east of the city of
! Smyrna and is only a few miles -south
of , Angora, ' where Mustapha Kemal
. Pasha, who Is head of the Turkish Na
tionalists, established his capital. It lies
at the terminus of the railway line that
stretches southward past Adana into
Syria. It is a city of great strategic im-
Dreams to Be
x x x n x
Astral Converse Is j Forecast
By Winifred Van Duzer -
, tjoi-rarsal Ssnlc Staff Cotrmspondent.
New Tork, March ,29. The Earth
w 111 talk with Mars. Likewise will
- there be neighborly relation estab
lished . between this little v rolling:
Clobe and Jupiter, Venus and Saturn.
rTet no rocket, signal fire or super
airplane will be the medium of attract
ing and holding attention of our celes
tial neighbors. ' -
An older, much simpler device will do
the trick. - ' r - : "''''"--
One hitherto overlooked for such prac
tical purposes dreams. .':k-y , y -
This Is the astonishing opinion ! ex
pressed with only moderate- qualifica
tion today by Dr. Hereward Carrington,
distinguished psychic, lecturer and mem
. ler of the Society for Psychical Be
TELEPATHY IS MEDIUM
? Dr. Carrington, who Is known Interna
- tionally through his many books and es
says .on metaphysics, answered my Ques
MAN' who i n t r o d u c e d
thousands of Americans
to the but-of-doors and
who today is' wrapped in Na
ture's great mystery -death.
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BY LABOR BOARD
Chicago. March 29. (I. N. S3.)
The National : Industrial Traffic
league, embracing most of the larger
shippers of America, was denied the
privilege of becoming a party ; to' the
bearings, now. being held by y the
United States Railway Labor1 board
in an order issued by the board to
day. ; - .
. - The petition of the traffic, league was
denied on the ground the shippers were
not parties to the original dispute sub
mitted to the board on April. 15, 1920. "
The shippers sought.. to enter the dis
pute between the railroads and their -em
ployes as representatives of the public
They contended that interests of the
public were so Involved tn the dispute
that they should have a right to be heard
before the labor board.
Chinese 'Lookout' ,
Who Slept on Job
Loses His Position
For two reasons Ah Wong is morbid
and depressed today.
" First, he is in Jail but that is merely
incidental end second, , he has lost his
job. v-v, b. .v.;.-: :'i ;V
-': Ah Wong was a "lookout.
Monday night he was stationed before
73 North Fourth street to watcb for the
"Urn Chow." Just when the game in the
store that has anything you want to sell
was at its height -Ah Wong fell asleep.
Peacefully, undisturbed he slept until
the police arrived and the fan tan players
were loaded in the patrol wagon along
with the astonished "lookout." ; , ,
. "He's lost his j job all right," com
mented the "Urn -Chow." "You ought
to have heard those Chinese going after
him In the patrol wagon on the' way to
the station." i f. -
Committee to Look
Into Care of Vets
Washington, March 29. (I. , N. a)
The first definite step In the formation
of a governmental policy -toward vet
erans of the world war was taken today
by the new ! administration. w ?
It was announced at the White House
that President Harding has appointed a
committee of nine men and two women
to investigate the administration' of the
War Xtisk Insurance bureau, the board
for vocational training and probe gen
erally into the care and treatment that
has been accorded wounded and im
paired service men.
Agent jto Mars
i . x Xf.'ix x .-. x x
- i . t
tion as to whether communication be
tween inhabitants of another planet and
our own 'may be .possible by the sams
telepathy Which flashes notice of events
or conditions from mind to mind here
on earth, this way: "There is neither
time nor space in the spirit world. The
millions of miles between Earth and
other planets would present no obstacle
to communication between our own Bub
consciousness and that of beings there.
ir mere are such beings. i ;
- There are 1 30,000 recorded - instances
or : telepathic - communication delivered
through dreams between persons who
live in England alone. All of these have
been checked up and proved 'coinci
dental.- ... i -- ; . ,,4; : ' . ,;-
"It -is my belief that messages from
spirit or astral matter is possible be
tween, points "-n matter what the dis
tance, h. J ; , , . - r ;
S?IHIT IIFE Cm STARS DOUBTED
"The only question to be answered is
whether there Is spirit life on the stars.
Physical life would not necessarily'help
. (Concluded on !' Two, Column Twa).
DIES ON TRAIN
Noted Nature Lover Is Fatally
Stricken on Way to Home on
Hudson to Celebrate His 84th
Birthday With Thomas Edison.
New Tork, March 29. (U. P.)
John Burroughs, famous naturalist,
died at 2 a. m. today on a train on
which he was en route rfom Califor
nia to his home at West Park. N.
Y., according to a telegram received
by Dr. Walter Gray Crump here. r
The telegram was sent from Buffalo,
N. ,Y. by Dr. Clara Barrus, the natural
ist's secretary, and indicated Burroughs'
death occurred shortly before the train
reached that city. j -
. Dr. Crump said the body would ; be
brought on to Poughkeepsie immediately.
Burroughs' home, where he lived for
years, is on the opposite side Of the Hud
son, a short distance from Poughkeepsie.
Friends and relatives will meet the body
TAKEIf ILL AT CHICAGO
Dr, Crump's Information was that Bur
roughs, who spent the winter in Pasa
dena. Cal- became ill after his train left
Chicaso on the eastward journey. A
telegram was sent to Dr. Crump, by Dr.
Barrus, requesting him to meet Bur
roughs at Poughkeepsie.
When Dr. Crump was making prepara
tions to start for Poughkeepsie, the sec
ond message arrived, advising him that
the naturalist was dead.
" Burroughs had planned to celebrate his
eighty-fourth birthday with Henry Ford,
H. 8. Firestone and Thomas A.' Edison
April 3, and was returning from the coast
with this idea in mind.
WAS 3JOTED PIG CHE
Burroughs death removes from Amer
lean life its best beloved naturalist and
one of its most prominent essayists and
critlca . ; ? )
It was the unconventional in writing
and in nature that appealed to him.
Burroughs was a close friend of Theo-
( Concluded on Page Two, Column One)
lil CLARK ESTATE
Salem, Or., March 29. The su
preme court this morning denied a
petition for a rehearing in the case
of the John Clark estate vs. State
Treasurer Hoff, .involving an inter
pretation of the law of 1919 relative
to Inheritance tax exemptions. ' ;
' The Multnomah county circuit court
had construed the law as granting an
exemption of . $10,000 for every direct
descendant in computing inheritance tax
returns. : State Treasurer Hoff appealed
to the supreme court, which, in an opin
ton handed down several weeks ago, re
versed the lower court and held that
only one exemption of $10,000 was to be
allowed, on estates, --regardless of the
number of heirs.
While the amount involved In the Clark
estate was comparatively .small, the
principle involved is regarded as of vast
importance, it being; estimated by Hoff
that the opinion of : the supreme court
will save to the state approximately $50,
000 in inheritance taxes annually.
Other opinions handed down by the
court this morning were: ' i
Lina Lehman vs. George C. Knott : ap
peal from Clackamas county ; action for
damaees against a Dhvsician. ODinion
by Justice Bean. Judge J. TJ. "Campbell
Crosby Tailor vs. W. C.'Buckner and
wife, appellants; appeal from Jefferson
county ; suit to foreclose mortgage.
Opinion by Justice Harris. Judge T. E.
J. Duffy affirmed.
B. P. Sayles vs. Daniels Sales agency,
appellant; . appeal - from Multnomah
county ; action to recover for goods sold.
Opinion by Justine McBride. Decree of
Judjre George -W. Staple ton slightly
Kate Hamilton vs. - J. F. : Hamilton,
appellant; appeal from Clatsop county;
suit for divorce. Opinion by l Justice
Johns. Decree of Judge J. A. Eakin
Will Montgomery et al. vs. Dant Sc
Russell, appellants ; appeal from Mult
nomah county ; suit to collect on lumber
deal. - Opinion by Justice Johns. Judge
Fred W. Wilson affirmed.
E. E. Chapman, appellant, vs. City
of Hood River ; appeal from Hood River
county; proceedings to review action by
city council of.. Hood River in under
taking to lay out and establish two
streets. Opinion by Justice - Brown.
Judge Fred W. Wilson reversed.
Plan Elimination of
On Pacific Highway
Salem. Or., March 29. Elimination of
a dangerous grade crossing 'on the Pa
cific highway near Albany through the
construction of an under-grade crossing
under the tracks of the Southern Pacific
railway is contemplated by the state
highway commission which has filed a
petition with the public service commis
sion asking that a hearing be held for
the consideration of the proposed Im
provement. " ? if
The change will involve the relocating
of the route of the highway at this point,
necessitating the construction of a new
grade at an estimated cost of $5000 and
the construction of a new bridge to cost
$15,000. t The expense of the undergrade
crossing would . be shared between the
state and the railroad. -.
- Another petition filed with the public
service commission today by the state
highway commission seeks authority to
construct an undergrade crossing under
the Southern Pacific tracks at WhUcson
and an overhead crossing at StJ Joseph,
both in Yamhill county, on the west side
4 Pacific highway.' 1 (
Harvard C op
(By UniUd Nw)
Cambridge. March 29. In a raid
on Rajidolph hall, exclusive . dormi
tory on Harvard's famous Gold
Coast, five persons, rouged and pow
dered 'and dressed in the height of
feminine fashion, were' arrested by
the Cambridge police Monday aft-
ernon and taken to the police sta
No women, except scrub women, are
allowed in Harvard dormitories, so
when . Patrolman Skinner saw this gay
quintet cavorting in an unladylike man
ner with some of the students, the laws
of Cambridge were quickly invoked.
A crowd followed the crestfallen
"beauties' as they were gently but firm
ly escorted from Randolph hall to the
station, there to explain themselves to
the booking sergeant.
' Meanwhile, other members of the
fashionable Hasty Pudding club's ama
teur" show "Wet Ward Ho" were wax
ing Impatient at the non-arrival of the
female characters of the ' cast for rehearsal-
A posse was sent out and the
"wild women" located at the police sta
tion, where, after identification and as
surance ' of their good character, they
were released and the rehearsal began.
The victims of the raid have all made
reputations as athletes. They gave their
names as C. W. "Sonny" Baker and
Macklin Davis of New York; Boylston
Nichols and Robert Ward of Cambridge
and Mack Weeks of Newton.
By George It. Holmes .
Washington, March 29. ( L N.
S.) The growing seriousness of the
railroad situation was considered by
President Harding and his cabinet
today for two hours to the exclusion
of nearly everything else. s V
President Harding, who received news
paper correspondents. afterthe cabinet
meeting, announced . that he had sum
moned Chairman Clark of the Interstate
Commerce commission and the chairman
of the railroad labor board to confer with
him at the White House as soon as the
railway labor board concludes pending
RAHjROAPS' ITNANCIAXi PIJGHT
IS liAID TO MI SMA N A G EM ENT
.Chicago; tVarch f..-(t-!rjr g. In
efficiency ' of s railroad n management
rather : than the national agreements
fixing wages and working conditions of
employes is responsible for the financial
plight of the railroads, W. Jett Lauck,
consulting economist . of the railroad
labor organizations, declared in a state
ment to the; United . States railway
labor board today. LaucTc today began
tne presentation or labors exhibits be
fore the board.
"The root of the railroad difficulty,
Lauck declared, "is not national agree
ments, but an Inadequacy of manage
ment. Conservatively stated, ' if -. rail
road management was characterized by
reasonable efficiency and had available
for its use a proper amount of credit
or capital, labor costs would have
shown a radical decline under national
agreements and savings In operating
expenses of at least $1,000,000,000 an
nually would be made.". . . - :-..
Pratt Demur to '-
John L. Etheridge and Stella M. Kth
eridge filed demurrers this afternoon to
indictments , under which : they are
charged with larceny of funds and bonds
of the defunct bond house of Morris
Bros., inc. .They were scheduled for ar
raignment in . circuit court this after
noon to plead to the indictments. They
allege objections similar to those filed
by Fred S. Morris last week.
Forbes B." Pratt, Jointly charged! with
Fred S. Morris and John L. Etheridge
with embezzlement of $25,000 in bonds
belonging to JVlorris . isroa, inc., filed a
demurrer to the indictment in - circuit
court' this morning.
Pratt held the position of secretary of
the bond house. The indictment against
him charges that the three men,, acting
as directors, voted $25,000 in bonds of
the Rogue River Water corporation to
Fred S. Morris for a consideration
The demurrer contends that more
than one crime is charged in the in
dictment, that the facta set forth do not
indicate any crime, that the indictment
is not ' understandable by the ordinary
individual, and that the- office Pratt
held under the corporation is - not set
forth. ' - " -
- Morris has already filed demurrers to
the indictments against . him charging
embezzlement of Morris . Bros. funds.
His demurrers will be argued Thursday.
Work Is Resumed by
29,000 Railroad Men
In Penns ylvania
PottsvlllerPa., March 29. (I. N. S.)
Over 29,000 employes of the Philadelphia
& Reading Coal Si Iron company re
sumed work on full time at the collieries
today and all the smaller corporations
and independent workings followed suit.
The cold wave is partly responsible.
Preparations are being made for the
reopening of the Great Lakes trade,
Litvinoff Is Named
Soviet U. S. Agent
London, March 29. (V - N.' S.) Boris
Litvinoff, former head of the Russian
trade commission that conducted nego
tiations with Great Britain for the open
ing of . commercial relations, : has been
assigned . to replace Ludwig C A. K.
Martens as soviet agent in the United
States, according to an Exchange Tele
graph dispatch from Helsingf ora today.
Cancellation of Certificate Sought
in Suit Filed at Behest of At
torney General? Fraud and De
ceit Alleged in Getting Papers. 1
Fraud and deceit In procurement
of his citizenship are alleged against
John Ladbrooke Etheridge, former
president ; of the Morris Brothers,
bankrupt ' bond house in a ' suit in
equity to cancel his naturalization
certificate,; which was filed this
morning by United; States Attorney
LeBter W. Humphreys in the federal
court. The action was ordered by
Attorney General . Daugherty after
the naturalization bureau, which is
a branch of the department of la
bor, presented him with the evidence
in the case. .
Etheridge is charged with entering the
United States under a false and ficti
tious name, with withholding informa
tion about his conviction and prison sen
tence in England upon arrival at New
ork, : with deceiving the naturalization
service f about the date of his arrival
when he applied for his first papers, and
with misleading Federal ' Judge . R, S.
Bean by concealment of the facts as to
his two prison records in New Jersey. -
In' a letter from the attorney general's
office Humphreys was ordered to start
cancellation proceedings on two grounds :
(1) "That Etheridge entered the United
States under a false and fictitious name.
and that prior thereto he bad been con
victed of a crime involving moral turpi
tude, towit, forgery, . and had served a
prison sentence therefor, by virtue of
which he -was not admissible into the
United States and could not lawfully or
legally have entered this; country or es
tablished a' lawful or legal residence
therein ; and -
(2) "That Etheridge and the subscrib
ing witnesses to his petition (Mr. and
Mrs, Fred S. Morris) for naturalisation
knowingly, wilfully, and with intent to
mislead and ' deceive the court,' con
cealed and . withheld from the r court
facts i material j to - the .inquiry. - towit.
facts relating, to " t bo -prior convictions
of said Etheridge in the state of New
Jersey-upon feiony cMreea"--t ?'",
t- The tone f the letter from the at
tornejr-V general's office indicated to
Humphreys that the department of jus-
(Coociudad on Face Thre, -' Ooluma Foor)
WAGE DISPUTE TO
Arbitration of the wage dispute
between the building contractors' as
sociation and labor unions affiliated
with the building trades council will
be undertaken by a committee con
sisting of Dr. W. T. McElveen, pas
tor of ' the First. Congregational
church; , Otto Hartwig:, president of
the State Federation of Labor, and
C. 3. Parker, representing the build
tag contractors, -
tne committee was appointed at a
meeting at the Public library at 10 a. m.
today, called by R. G. Dieck, chairman
of the industrial relations committee of
Portland civic clubs. Dieck presided at
the conference, assisted by Norman F.
Coleman, manager of the Loyal Legion
or Loggers and Lumbermen.
TISIOSTS REJECT ACT T
D. L ' Hogan, as spokesman for the
contractors, explained that his associa
uon had submitted demands for a re
duction of 12 per cent in wages to the
Building Trades council several weeks
.ago and ; that the unions had rejected
the proposal. The position of the labor
organizations was presented by D. W,
Sleeman of the , carpenters, F. E. Mac
Lean of the painters, Frank Hannah of
the ; structural iron workers, R. W.
Brandhagen of the ' plasterers. C W.
Schuman of the sheet metal workers, F.
C. Ream of the electrical workers, Sam
Harris of the laborers' union and A. W.
Roby representing the roofers.
Among the contractors present were
W B. Hubbard, O. R. Way man, J. C,
Bayer, A. W. Stanchfield and Joseph
Lb Uuinn. -: . . -
TO BET1EW J3VIDE5CE 'Vv;
The arbitration committee will meet
this afternoon and outline its course of
action, according to Dr. McElveen. Evi
dence will be submitted by the con
tractors and the workers and a pro
posed new wage scale announced at an
Contractors present at the meeting
stated that their organization would
abide by ; the decision of the arbitration
committee. Members of the Building
Trades council announced that a refer
endum vote would be taken by member
unions to determine whether the work
ers -would accept the decision of the
committee. . .
It: was agreed' that the ' arbitration
committee would handle the question of
wages to the exclusion of all other is
sues between the contending factions.
The new schedule Is to apply for the
period beginning May 1 and ending De
cember 21, after which a new scale may
be adopted with, the consent of both
parties. ; .
Cabinet Decides to
Washington. March 29. (U- P.)
President Harding and his cabinet to
day decided on removal of navy censor
ship over commercial wireless.
LID OF CHEST
Nearly $160,000 Is Contributed
During First Morning; Total
to Date Is $270,343 ; Mayor
Appeals to All to Give Help.
A total of $164,968 in .collections
was announced at the noon luncheon
held at the Hotel Portland by the
colonels and captains of the Com
munity Chest drive. -
Following 'are the flmirm Dosted for the ditr:
Previously announced . ............ .$10S,4U5
ItaTiKioa 2. .... 4. . .............. 22.50H
I'lyin iquadron ................. 101,700
lnduKtrul and mercantile........... 6.3'J'
lieadquarters .................... 73T
"We are aiming too low," said Charles
Berg, in addressing the colonels. "The
enormity of the task we have set for
ourselves isn't fully comprehended.- We
fellows haven't realised it, so we haven t
pounded on it hard enough; the solicit
ors don't realise it, so that when a fel
low flashes a check for $20 or $10 they
think they are getting a big contribu
tion. I want -to suggest that the work
ers give the contributors the suggestion
of monthly payments. I believe it will
double the returns and will not prove a
burden on the contributors. ' .
FEW OFPOSE IT
"As far as I have been able to find
out there isn't left in Portland a man
that is a real man' worthy of the name
who is not in sympathy with the Com
munity Chest, said Mayor Baker, gen
eral for ! the drive. "When we began
mere were a number of splendid, con
scientious .Portland - men, wno actually
did not believe in the plan, but they
have : all been converted. Of course
there are still a few insignificant pups
who are snapping at our heels, but they
can be dynamited out and we've got the
dynamite and we're about ready to' ap
ply the fuse.
The Portland Oas & Coke company
has contributed the use of its 26 motor
cycle side cars for-publicity work in con
nection with the ; Community Chest.
These cars ' are operated by what are
known as tho "minute men" or trouble
shooters, and are operated , day and
night. Each- of these cars carries con
spicuous banners dvrtisinB"thedrtve. .
MATOR MAKES APPEAL
' Today ilai-or Baker made the follow
ing appeal to the public;
'-."Solicitors for' the Community Chest
are contributing ' their time and energy
to the drive. Every person is expected
to be. ready, to make his or her contri
bution as soon as approached by. a. so
licitor. It is absolutely -unfair for. any
person to ask a solicitor to call again
or to wait or to come back. The solic
itor is doing more than his share in this
drive, in which every citizen has a re
sponsibility and it is the duty of every
other citizen to be ready.
- Detailed figures available at noon to
day showed: -"'.-h.. -'. .I -..' 1- ''--":
Announced in Sunday papers 73.700
Uebes & Co. ......... . 1.000
Portiand Gi A Coke Co. ......... . 2.500
Olds, Wortman A. Kins ............ , 5.000
K. 8. Collins 2,800
Dm 8. A, & E. C. Brown 1,200
Woodard. Clarke A Co... ' 1.000
M. Bants Hon ................. 8,000
DiTiftion No. T . . . . . 11.22S
Dirisios No. 2 ..... ; 7.163
Caah cabaeriptiona at Commnnity Cheat. - 839
Partial anbscription aa followa
. Employee Ben Sellins ............ 700
Employe Eipman, Wolfe A Co. ,,. . 1,280
Employe L Seller A Co.' . S5
Employe Jones' Cash Store ...... ' 200
Kmployes N. P. Terminal Co. ..... - S40
.Employes Ira F. Power Fnrn. Co. 812
SAJLiEM MAX GIVES 81M . ; :
1 Colonel E. Hofer of Salem has sent to
the chest his check for $100, accompanied
by the following note : "Portland as a
(Concluded or. Page Two, Col'inn Five)
Washington,' March 29. (WASH
INGTON BUREAU OF THE JOUR
NAL.) Recent moves of the trans
continental lines in lumber rates are
said to Indicate the revival of active
Interest in gaining business from' the
Pacific Northwest, following a do
nothing period brought about by the
increases of freight rates.
What was at first described as an
"equalising" plan to place Omaha and
Missouri river crossings on a par with
Minneapolis appears now to be broader
and to mean in fact a reduction to 73
cents a hundred througH ail the gate
ways into Chicago, 7 cents under the
At the same time comes announce
ment that the Southern Pacific is pub
lishing a- 73-cent rate via Galveston to
the Atlantic seaboard, which presages
a return to old conditions, when ait the
transcontinental lines - were competing
actively with each -other to carry the
lumber products of Washington, Oregon
and California, -
There is also a report or meetings 'n
the South which are thought to be in
spired bwa fear : that' western fir-., and
pine' are about to contest- the field once
more with the southern pine producers.
in markets where the - percentage rate
increase cut Off the possibility of suc
cessful competition from the West.;
Klamath Falls Joins
In Phone Rate Fight
Klamath Falls, Or., March : 29.--The
city council here Monday night Instruct
ed the city attorney , to " wire Mayor
Baker of Portland of the Intention of
this city to Join . with Portland in the
fight for rehearing in the, .telephone rate
case - - -j- -
FOUR LOSE LIVES
Astoria. March 29, -Four persons
were killed and-two others were In
jured in an automobile .accident
Monday afternoon near Svenson.
The dead : ' '
Mrs. Gladstone Dawson, aged 28 years,
prominent resident of Clatsop Plain a
Died ; from internal injuriea Crushed
about body and head, both legs broken.
Her 6-year-old daughter Nan. Keck
broken. -Death instantaneous. - '
August Donnerberg,-brother of Frank
Donnerberg -Astoria jeweler. Balieved-
to have been killed instantly. Body
crushed and cut
The injured : -
, John William Dawson, 18-months-old
son of Mrs. Oladaton Dawson, tilight
injuries. WiU live.
. Mrs. August Donnerberg, broken collar
bone, severe injuries. Will live.
While returning to Astoria from Port
land over the Columbia river highway.
the . steering gear of the five-passenger
car owned and driven by Qladstone Daw
son, a prominent young Clatsop Plains
farmer, went wrong as the - car was
nearing the Marys Creek bridge, eight
miles east of this city, between Burn-
side and.. Svenson. The car dove off
the right side of the road, and after
traveling some -SO feet plunged off the
IS-foot bank, landing bottom aide up
in tne creek below, with its occupants
pinned beneath the car and all but
submerged in the mud.
v August Donnerberg of Heights ave-
ftue, Portland, the brother of Frank
Donnerberg, jeweler of this city, who
was accompanying the Dawsons to this
city, was ; probably killed in3tant'y, as
was the case of Mrs. Gladstone Dawson
and 6-year-old Nan. Donnerberg was a
Portland business man. Mrs. Donner
hers; has a broken collar bone. -The
18-months-old son of the Dav
sons will live, though his leg is broken
end he is badly bruised about the body.
Soon after the car made nn 'fala!
( Concluded on Pace Three, Colnma Two)
City Requested to
Of Farnjer Direct
The city is asking for bids on hay and
grain for the street, cleaning and fire de
partments for three, six, nine - and 12
montns. : Alexander Donaldson, - super
intendent of the street cleaning depart
ment, states that the city purchases ap
proximately $20,000 worth of hay and
grain per year, and that if he is given
authority so to do : he would - go out
among the farmers and make a survey
of opportunities to purchase supplies di
rectly from them.
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Age Is Puzzle in U. S. Court
r -' ' k n h , - k h h ,
Dignity Is Another Feature
Br Norman Hapgood
Editorial Correspondent CoJTcreal Beniea
Washington, March 29. - As tbe
supreme court rules the United
States, Z usually find myself seated
in front of the bench on opening
days, v Even' If no "big cases" come
off there lis usually something to
interest the observer of how we are
governed, - J .-.'V ..-
There was Monday. Congress passed a
law forcing railroads to adopt safety
coupling appliances. One broke the law
and a simple workman named Lang was
killed in consequence. ? The najorlty cf
the court said the road was not liable.
Justice Clarke tried to prove It was and
Justice Day agreed with him. ?
Justice McKenna for the majority said
the safety: device .was intended to pro
vide safety for persons standing on the
platform. Therefore, as Lang was not
killed in the way congress is supposed to
have had in mind, there could be no
10 ARE TORN
TO PIECES B'
Explosion Wrecks Crowded Tene
ment; Area of "Little Italy" j
Toll of Injured 50 j Feud or
Leaky Gas Main Held as Cause.
Chicago, March 29. (U. P. Ten
were torn to death and fifty injured
today when an explosion rocked
"Little Italy," in the heart of Chi
cago's tenement district.
Investigation leads authorities to ' be-,
lieve the blast - start rxi in the purer
warehouse of Joseph Wall & Co.":
The damage will run tiosw to a mil
lion dollars, police estimated.
This includes the loss of several build
ings in the vicinity that were fplintered.
One hundred families .were made home
less. Harry Weil, son of the owner of the
paper house, and N. riohaffer, part owner
of the Kinger-Sohaffr company, mer
chandise warehouse, near the scene, were
taken to police headquarters for ques
tioning. ; -
Cause of the blast. Is undetermined
but thse three theories have been ud-
Labor feud; political feud, or leaky
Only a few of the mangled bodies
pulled from the ruins have been Iden
A torpedo cap -was found by Chief of
Detectives Mike : Hug-he, who reached
the scene soon after the disaster.
Police reserves rushed from all over
the city when the general alarm of dis
aster was given.
Kire crews from all points arrived.
The explosion was not followed by a
fire, so the fire fighters became engaged
In digging the dead and wounded out of
the wreckage. - "
. Three dead had been taken out and It
is estimated that at least three others
are under the debris.
Injured Were rutihed to 'ImprovNe-l
(Concluded on Pase Thrw, Column Twu)
TILED III DILI
Dublin. March 28, (I. N. S.)
Captain Cecil Lees, who was said to
have been a member of the British
secret , service, - was assassinated
within less than 100 yards of Dub
lin Castle today. lie whs attacked
by four men who riddled his body
with bullets. -. ,
Near St. Helens;
St. Helens, March 29. Harry Clinton,
about 25 years old, whose mother re
sides In St. Johns, was drowned ' tit la
morning in Baltimore slough near the
quarry of the St. Helens Dock A Termi
nal company. Clinton was engineer of
the Columbia Contract company's steam
er Cricket, but at the time was on a
barge loaded with rook which wu be-
Clinton was handling a pike pole, aid
ing in steering the boat and a barge
through the drawbridge near the qurrj.
when last observed. After the bridge
had been passed he was m tuned. His
body was recovered about 1 1 :U0 o'clock,
two hours after be was misaed. Clinton,
had been with the boat three month:?, ac
cording to Captain A. H. imiioff.
Of S. P. Lead to Kick
Salem, March 29. Formal complaint
against the service and facilities of the
Southern Pacific company, hws been
filed with the public service commis
sion by the Modoc Lumber company of
Chiloquln on the Klamath t-'alla branch
of the Southern -Pacific. The company
asks that an agent be stationed at
Chiloquin and that the facilities common
to an agency station be mairitcijifcd at
Lang was a brakeman. He was work
ing in the yard containing a ctr from .
wbica ' tbe coupler and drar. bar had
been missing - for several d. The
yard was crowded. Lang had to move
another car around In the yard. Through
no fault of his own, as Justice Clarke
explained, his car bumped into the de
fective car. His leg was crushed and
he died. Had the New York Central
obeyed the law be would not have becn
hurt. . - - .
The contention on the ofher side was
that the car was not in use at the time,
whatever that has to do with it. Jus
ice Clarke says it was in use since It
was in the yard, to be unloaded an-1
was actually unloaded that day. It was
on a iraca tnai was toiiBi.in.ijr us-.u.
Anyhow, the result la the same to the
Lang family. Legislation in this coun
try is a difficult art
I have a strong admiration fcr the
bearing and seriousness of thc heavily
laden justices. As they were filing Into
the court room from their me.f-tlnar r-v.rM
(Concluded on l'a Three, Coiuiaa Fife)