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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY , 1M1 TWENTY PAGES.
k Plans for Big Reception for Dis
tinguished Visitor Cancelled at
Washington,- Order Comes In
directly From Lloyd George.
By James T. Kolbert
"Washington. July 28. (U. P.) The
British embassy today suddenly cancelled
a dinner scheduled for tonight in honor
of Lord Northclif f e, British publisher, at
the embassy, at which he was to meet
President Harding and all members of
the cabinet. It was learned by the
The first secretary to Sir Auckland
Geddea, British ambassador in Wash
ington, made personal visits to all mem
bers of the cabinet, stating that the din
ner had been postponed. ' The same
guests, however, will meet Northcliffe
tomorrow when Mrs. E. B. McLean,
wife of the wealthy Washington pub
lisher and intimate friend of the Hoard
ings, will be the hostess.
It tv as also learned that Lord North
cliffe had been informed he could not
sojourn at the embassy, in spite of pre
vious arrangements for him to do so.
. Orders to "boycott' Lord Northcliffe In
Washington were understood to have
been sent to Ambassador Geddes during
the last 48 hours by Lord Curzrn, secre
tary of foreign affairs.
This action by Lord Curson, it w
understood from an authoritative source,
is part of the disciplinary measures or
dered by Lloyd George against the
Northcliffe publications for criticizing
Lloyd George and Lord Curson for their
announced intention of attending the
Washington disarmament conference.
Ambassador Geddes was also ordered
not to introduce Lord Northcliffe to
(Concluded on Paso Two Oeluran Three)
Washington, July it. -(L N. S- By
a Vote SM. 6 to 4 the administration bill
to give the secretary of the treasury
blanket authority to deal with the $11,-
000,000,000 foreign indebtedness to the
United States was favorably reported to
day by the senate finance committee to
the senate. The committee's action was
attended by a stormy debate an execu
tive session, following the reappearance
of Secretary Mellon before the commit
An amendment limiting the secretary's
negotiations for funding the foreign in
debtedness to five years from the
passage of the bill was adopted.
Little Boy Is Dead
Hood River, Or., July 28. While play
ing "house" with his older sister Wed
nesday, Harold, 4-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Furhman, of Oak
Grove, was burned so terribly that he
died within a few minutes. The chil
dren were playing in a large rabbit pen
In which was a quantity of straw and by
some means obtained a box of matches.
The straw was ignited and the dense
smoke overcame the boy. His sister gave
an alarm, but when he was rescued he
was past all hope. .
Retired Sea Captain
Dies at Marshf ield
Mashf ield, July 28. Captain Ole Neil
sen, construction inspector at the Mc
Eachern shipyards at Astoria during
war times, died here today of cancer. He
was a native of Norway, was 68 years
old, went to sea when he was 14 and wis
master of a vessel at 22. He had been
all over the world.
fOREGN DEBT PLAN
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South's Opposition Overcome
By Carl Smith
Washington, July 28. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
Congress has formally approved Port
land's exposition in 192S. The house of
representatives Wednesday afternoon
completed formal action on Senator Mc
Nary's resolution Inviting foreign gov
ernments to participate in the exposi
OTtr The resolution now goes to Presi
dent Harding for his signature. He will
Portland's victory was not entirely
bloodless. Some southern members
scented a future appropriation for a gov
ernment building and exhibit and said
so. On roll call forced by Representa
tive Blanton of Texas, the vote was 192
to 43. Before the vote there was a short
but spirited debate In which objections
were raised against immediate action by
' some, while others declared the invitation
to foreign nations is not consistent with
economy, beeause there will later be a
request by Portland for a government
GARRETT LEADS OPPOSITION
Representative Garrett of Tennessee.
acting Democratic leaden led off in the
attack. He said he believed were wj
no harry about it The exposition la
Kelso, Wash.. July 28. In a recent
issue of the National Tribune, P. J.
Knapp, Grand Army veteran of this
city, read that W. V. Meadows of
Lanott, Ala., coughed up a' bullet which
had lodged in his head after striking
his right eye at the siege of Vicksburg
58 years before.
Meadows, the article said, was In the
Thirty-seventh Alabama regiment, and
Khapp remembered an incident of the
siege of Vicksburg, when he and three
other members of the Fifth Iowa Vol
unteers were called upon to silence a
Confederate sharpshooter, who was fir
ing through a small hole in a sheet of
boiler plate. They exchanged several
rounds with the sharpshooter, who
ceased firing. At the time they sur
mised that he had been struck in the eye.
Upon reading the article, Knapp wrote
to Meadows, describing the circum
stances of the shooting, and Meadows
replied that he was the Confederate
soldier behind the boiler plate, and that
he was shot in the right eye.
U. S. IS READY TO
By A. L. Bradford
Washington, July 28. (U. P.) Presi
dent Harding and Secretary Hughes to
day were prepared to issue formal call
for the Washington disarmament and
Hughes expects to reach an immediate
agreement with the powers on the date
for opening of the conference.
President Harding wants the date to
be November 11, Armistice day.
Invitations from a number of Pacific
coast cities asking that the discussion
of Pacific and Far Eastern questions be
held there are reaching the White House
and the state department.
JAPANESE Bt SIX ESS ME3T
HOLDING OUT FOB PEACE
San Francisco, July 28. Dr. S. H.
Wainwright, a missionary returning
from Japan, today stated that Japan's
militaristic rulers were being forced into
the disarmament conference through the
combined efforts of the various Japa
nese Chambers of Commerce.
The business men of Japan do not
want war," declared Dr. Wainwright.
"They must have peace to develop their
trade. It is because of this situation that
these commercial bodies have brought in
fluence on the ruling class to sit In with
the other powers at the Invitation of
President' Harding and discuss disarm
ing. "There is over $2,000,000,000 in trade
facing Japanese- business houses within
the next two years. To secure this vast
amount of business Japan must not be
burdened with war preparations. Her
commercial leaders have won a victory
by Japan's acceptance.
JXFAy GROWS SUSPICIOUS
OF FORMER ALLY, BRITAIN
By Bake '. Parry
Tokio. July 28. L N. S.) Distrust
of their former ally. Great Britain, ap
pears to be one of the results in Japan
brought about by the issuance of Presi
dent Harding's disarmament conference
While issued as the call of the Ameri
can president, to be held in the capital
city of the United States, many lead
ing Japanese criticise Great Britain,
saying that Great Britain awaited the
call of Harding as a solution of the
Anslo-Japanese alliance renewal tangle,
and the need for retrenchment In naval
building that confronted Great Britain
Bandits Hold Up
Club; Get $5000
San Francisco. July 28 (I. N. S.)
Six unmasked bandits entered the Colo
nial club early today and. at the point
of revolvers, held up 12 members of the
club and robbed them of money and
Jewelry amounting to $5000. Atter the
clubmen had been searched by one of the
holdup men they were compelled to lay
face downward on the floor while the
bandits made their escape. They are
believed to have used a large automo
bile, noticed in the vicinity, to escape.
The alarm was not given for some time
after the holdup.
rour years off, he said, and he hoped
resolution wouia oe withheld for
Representative John Jacob Rn. f
Massachusetts, ranking member of the
loretgn affairs committee, who had
charge of the resolution, retorted that the
question of future appropriations la one
for another committee and another con
gress to decide, but that he for one will
favor it when the time comes if the fiscal
rtogers added that Obregon and
Portland officiate should know well la
advance the scope of the fair and
wnetner roreign governments will
Bianton of Texas amid this Is
tnmg that can rest a while. It will be
an expansive trip to Oregon, he
ana require toe spending of money by
people who cannot afford It, if tempta
tion is ptaceo nerore them.
RECALLS 185 FAIR
Representative Goodykoonts of West
Virginia, said Portland received $485,000
tor a i air m ioo and now la back again.
congress cannot vote such sums and
keep faith with the people, he asserted.
Earner in the day Goodykoonts had in-
bill to provide $1,000,000,000 to
HAD PARTS IN
Detectives Find Traces of "Other
Life" of Spurgin, Absconding
Financier; Blonde "Lures" of
Night Life Included in Set
Chicago, July 28. (U. P.) Three
women who figured In the "other life"
of Warren C. Spurgin, who rocked Chi
cago's financial world when he departed
with nearly $1,500,000 of the funds of
the Michigan Avenue Trust company.
were located by authorities today.
To one of them an elderly woman
living at a New York hotel Spurgin
was said to have made a gift of 810,000
in valuable oil stocks.
The otter two were Chicago wome
one a brunette divorcee, who figured In
the night life of the North Shore1, anu
the other a blonde, living In a luxurious
apartment without visible means of sup
port. WOMEN ARE QUESTIONED
The three women were questioned by
authorities. All denied any knowledge
of the present whereabouts of the miss
ing banker. , .
The trail of Spurgin was lost to au
thorities today In a maze of conflicting
The banker, who fled when shortages
amounting to nearly $1,500,000 In the
bank's accounts were disclosed, had
made his plans well to throw followers
on the .wrong trail, it was learned.
Reports that he had been seen in To
ronto and Montreal and that he hao
crossed the line Into Mexico reached
headquarters here simultaneously. Aft
er running down the Canadian clues.
without finding any definite trace of the
banker, authorities Were convinced Spur
gin Had headed south. . They believe he
is making for Honduras, the port of
missing bankers, or some South Ameri
Stockholders of the bank met today
to consider their rights to convert nearly
$450,000 worth of leather, put in a store
house here by Spurgin. Into bank assets.
The leather was supposed to have re
mimed in Spurgin's name . until shortly
before be fled when he signed papers
turning it over to the Continental and
Commercial bank here.
smmercial bank here. . I
Other speculations besides oil. leather I
and mining stocks by Spurgin were un- j
covered today. He was Interested in
several other Chicago corporations to
he is alleged to have loaned bank
One of the reasons Spurgin is believed
to have headed south is because he was
interested heavily In Texas oil com
panies and authorities believe he might
attempt to realize on these stocks before
Information gathered by police was
that Spurgin crossed Into Mexico at El
Paso at midnight on July 1? after ob
taining a temporary Visitors card.
which permitted him to remain across
the line for several weeks. He was be
lieved to have hurried to Vera Cruz
where he would attempt to obtain
age on a boat for South America.
KU KLUX KLAN IS
UNDER U. S. FIRE
Dallas, Texas. July 88. (U. P.) The
federal government is making a search
ing investigation into the affairs of the
Ku Klux Klan and other masked bands
in Texas, It was disclosed today when
Federal District Attorney Henry C.
Zwiefel arrived here for a conference
with federal agnts.
Zwiefel admitted that he has not yet
made a close study of the Ku Klux Klan
activities and other masked bands, but
characterised the situation as "very
SPOKANE has ku klux
ALREADY IX OPERATION
Spokane, Wash.. July 28. (L N. S
Fully organised, with its officers elected
and membership fees determined, a Ku
Klux Klan of 100 members is now oper
a ting in Spokane, the police have been
advised, they announced today.
Stricter prosecution and definite ac
tion against fiends attacking juveniles
are among the objects of the Klan, ac
cording to the police.
Political influence rather than violence
will be the chief method of getting re
suits for the Spokane Ku Klux Klan.
it ia understood.
Officials stated the formation of the
Klan win not be contested, but that any
overt acts will result In prosecution.
Senator Norris of
Washington. July 88. (U. P.
ator Norris. Nebraska, collapsed in the
Republican cloak room of the senate
this afternoon. Norris, who is chairman
of the senate agricultural committee
had just finished a long speech. He
entered the cloak room and fen upon
couch. Other senators helped him to
nearby committee room and summoned
Senator Ball of Delaware, who Is
physician. Ball said he thought Norris
was suffering from his exhausting ef
forts and the
Wool Stock Afire;
Loss Over $500,000
St Loam, July 28. (L N. S.) With
a loss already near 35O0.0O0. a Six -story
building and the stock eg the National
Wool Stock company is burning beyond
control hags this
- Love Song
Chicago. July 28. (L N. S.) "The
bells are ringing for me and my gal "
These words, hilariously sung to the
tune popular a year ago, rang through
the dark corridors of 'Murderers' Row"
in the Cook county Jail today.
The singer was Carl Wanderer, arch
murderer, scheduled to hang tomorrow.
for the brutal slaying of his wife. Ruth
Wanderer, and the "ragged stranger."
Attired in a sporty shirt, -baggy blue
trousers and comfortable carpet slippers
and between snatches of song and assid
uous puffs from a cigar. Wanderer gave
oat "an Interview to the press.'
"I am going to die lovltg everyone"
be declared In a voice which het unsuc
cessfully tried to render calm and un
emotional. "The only thing I have to say
is that I hope Mrs. Johnson, the mother
of dear wife Ruth, is satisfied. I am in
nocent of the crime."
Then he hummed his tune and peeled
"Now, truthfully, don't you feel a lit
tle weak kneed?" he was asked.
"I should say not !" retorted Wanderer.
"I faced death too many times in France
as a soldier to1 fear to step on the gal
Iowa," The slayer was placed in the death cell
at noon today.
THIEF ON ROOF
An alleged burglar, giving the name
of Albert W. Carr, was shot and danger
ously wounded at 12:10 a. m. today on
the roof of a small building adjoining
the Hoyt hotel, at Sixth and" Hoyt
streets. The shooting was done by John
J. Snod grass, deputy sheriff and em
ploye of the Burns detective agency. Ac
cording to the officer, Carr was attempt
ing to escape arrest and bad placed his
hand on his hip pocket as if to draw a
gun, when the shooting occurred.
Frequent complaints of room robbery
from guests at the Hoyt hotel resulted
In the management hiring Snodgraaa
and H. R Haines, also a Burns operator,
to watch for the thief.
The two officers were lying on the
roof of the low building adjoining the
hotel and stated that Carr climbed up a
small tree to the roof and started toward
the windows of the hotel.
Snodgrsss called to the man to throw
up his hands and when he turned and
rn. making the alleged threatening mo-
,..n iKt hi. v-u-, ,v.
fjr fired one shot The bullet struck
Carr below the left shoulder Wade,
coursed downward and lodged In the
Inspectors Powell and So hum
ponded to a police call and had
Jured man taken to Emergency
He was in his stocking feet
officers found his shoes and a coat hang
ing in the tree by which he had gained
to the roof. The coat bore the
tailor mark of J. C. A. Smith and a bat
which accompanied it was marked J. W.
and had been bought at Oregon City. In
one of the coat pockets was a pad of af
fidavits for Lewis county, Washington.
At Emergency hospital it was found
that the alleged burglar was paralysed
from the waist downward He was ap
parently suffering great pain and un
able te talk coherently. He wrote the
name Albert W. Carr, aged 88. on a slip
of paper when questioned by detective.
Carr was removed to St Vincents hospi
tal this morning.
Deputies Form Net
For Bnimfield m
Areas Around Bend
Roseburg. July 28. "Shooting Deputy"
Frank Hopkins may be dispatched to the
Bend country to take charge ef the
search for BrurafieM. Deputy Webb
Wednesday traced out a huge map
surrounding the place where the sus
pect was last seen and hundreds of
messages were dispatched to that dis
trict A net will be formed and the
searchers will gradually close In In an
effort to nab their man.
The man Identified by Dr. Shoe
maker as Brum field - and seen by
him on the road near Crescent
headed south has hit back toward Bend.
according to a tourist from Bend, who
ceiled the sheriffs office Wednesday
and told of passing the man 20 miles
south of Bend on' Saturday. The fugi
tive was traveling in the direction of
Bend, the tourist said. The officers are
now certain that Brum field has doubled
back and is attempting to hide in the
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Hearing of Complaints Against
High Rates Will Open iru Port
land at 2 o'Clock in Afternoon;
Willard Is on Stand Again.
Salem. July 88. The rehearing of the
teiepnone rate cue. iucn nu own m
progress before the public service com
mission here for the past two weeks.
111 be switched to Portland Monday.
This was the program as announced
by Chairman Williams of the public
service commission this morning.
E. C. Willard, industrial engineer, i
tained by the city of Portland as an ex
pert witness, was recalled to the stand
this morning for further cross-examina
tion. Following him the city wUl call
Alexander Young, certified public I
OPKSS IK PORTLAND M05 DAY
The hotel men of the state, represented
by Lawrence A. McNary, Portland at
torney, will be given an inning before
the commission Friday which la ex
pec ted to complete the session so far
as Salem is -concerned.
The Portland session, which will be
held in the offices of the commission in
the Multnomah county courthouse. wUl
be opened at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon
when Assistant City Attorney Tomlinson
will call a number of witnesses to tes
tify regarding telephone service in the
city of Portland.
Patrons of the Pacific company at Os
wego. Oak Grove. Milwaukle and other
points about Portland will also have
their day before the commission at the
L03IG SESSION EXPECTED
The telephone company, whose efforts
so far have been confined to cross-examination
of Ufa witnesses called by the
petitioners for a reduction In rates, will
also have its inning at the Portland ses
sion, which is expected to drag out for
at least another week.
It cost the Pacific Telephone a
Telegraph company almost twice as
much to remove the telephones during
March and April. 192i, following the re
cent rate increase, as it did during the
same months of the previous year, ac
cording to figures submitted by Alex
ander Young. Portland, certified as-
adgwtant, testifying in the rehearing of
roe rate case before pneate service com
mission -thts morning.
1 REMOVALS EXPENSIVE
These figures are taken as Indicative
rof the effect the rate Increase had on
the patronage of the telephone com
pany and as directly reflecting the mood
of the patrons of the company affected
by the higher rates granted in the order
of the public service commission.
In March laat immediately followlmr
the rate increase, Young's figures show.
the company spent 825.971.12 for tele
phone removals in Oregon. In the same
month a year ago telephone removals
cost the company only $15,091.1. For
April thia year this item of expense
amouniea to zs.sm.bO as g"vt only
$13,478.91 for the same month the year
In spite of thia increased expense, due
In part at least to the rate increase. It
was contended, the net revenue of the
company on its Oregon properties for
March amounted to 847,902.38, or a re
turn of 7.08 per cent on Its Investment
based on the public service commis
sion's method of figuring the return.
The net revenue for April is shown by
t Cost hided on Pifa Three. Column Three)
FRAUD IS ALLEGED
IN ESTATE DEALS
San Francisco. July 28. W. P.)
Charging "fraud and wilful deceit" in
volving stock in the firm of E. Martin
a Co.. wholesale liquor dealers, Mrs. Ray
Jaffa, Aaron Jaffe and Mrs. Belle Meyer
Herman yesterday obtained an order
from Judge Griffin restraining the ad
ministrators of the estate of Mrs. Jo
hanna Jaffe of Seattle from conveying
any money from the estate to Joseph L.
Jaffa of Seattle. e
The three charge that In 1918 they
paid Joseph Jaffe to come from Seattle
toSan Francisco and act aa fiscal agent
Instead of successfully terminating
the business, they charge, he sold the
100 shares given him ae a bonus and
the 200 shares he held aa trustee, and
left for Seattle, being careful since that
time to remain outside the state of Cali
fornia. Journal Plane
PUoT Archie Roth
Seagull left Portland. . . 1 : 1 8 p. m.
Seagull left Portland .1:18 p.m.
Alffl d AertOaTfemt a at .SO JK U
Arrived Seesidn :05 p.m.
Left Sesudde 3 :50 p. m.
Arrived Portland &:00 p. na.
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WILL CRIME'S SHOE FIT HIM?
JOSEPH H. KLECKER, who may be the mystery man in
the Agee murder case, became a potential defendant today
after one of the moat dramatic moments in Multnomah
county court history. If Mrs. Agee's attorney can prove that
Klecker wore the dark overcoat and white mask of the mystery
man who, Mrs. Agee says, killed her husband, the "grim
l widow" will be freed of the charge of slaying.
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PRICE OF BREAD
By Htrii h. Ceftea
The price of bread ia coming down, but
only one baker is making announcement
of a drop . Proprietors ' of the Central
Market bakery announce a' cut of 1 cent
a loaf in the pound pan loaves to 8 cents
each, while the twin pound loaves baked
together ere cut to 18 cents for the pair.
The price of 1 Vi pound loaves has been
placed at 18c, or two loaves for 28 cents.
According to the announcement made
by the company, the cut In prices is fully
Justified by cheaper materials entering
"Materials are cheaper and for that
reason," the announcement says, "the
price Is cut.
"Our labor Is showing no reduced costs
because we are operating a hand bak
ery. The big bakers save on labor by
With the reduction in the price of
bread comes another seasonable cut In
price. A Fourth street place la selling
ice cream soda at 10 cents a glass. .
Still another announcement J is made
that a Sixth street e&tlng place is cut
ting the price of all sandwiches to 8
Fargo. N. D.. July 28. (TJ. P. ) T. L.
Beisecker of Fessendon. N. D., lienor of
a chain of banks In North Dakota and
Montana, wee arrested today charged
w4th making false entries-In bis books
and otherwise violating 'the neilenal
Two of the banks con trolled by Ble-
eecker ' were recently closed because of
shortage at Towner. K. D.. and at Plen
ty wood . Mont.
Beisecker is one of the wealthiest men
In the state. Hie home at Fessendon is
valued at 8100.000.
Youngster Flies to
Seaside in Journal
In the cockpit with Pilot Archie Roth
pany's Seagull hydroplane, carrying The
Jemma. toward the oast One this after
noon In the airplane adprese aialihj
OStVetw. wss Baal Becbtotd. aged 14.
The youngster, for whom the flight to
day Is the ssssnd and lownist he hss
ever made. Is aa enthusiast on svtstlon
and ham 1 Oil Illy after he had climbed
bite has seat beside the pikx he started
RICH N. DAKOTA
wish Reth tedey.
VETS, IN RUSH,
RAISE OLD GLORY
Moved by patriotic Impulse, a crowd
of veterans of the World war, led by
Commander W. F. Bent of the Disabled
Veterans of Foreign Wars, . raided the
Portland Social Turn Verein building
Thirteenth and Jefferson streets at noon
today and raised ' an American fli
which had been placed at half mast, in
respect to the memory of John Henry
Albert, who died Wednesday.
When the veterans marched into the
lobby of .the building they were met by
the janitor who wanted to know what
all the fuss was about.
"Why Is the flag at half mast" t
"Because Mr. Albers is dead." 1
plied the janitor.
"You can't see the American flag to
honor any man of Albers' type. Put
her to the top of the mast." shouted the
The janitor hesitated and aald he
would see the secretary of the club.
whereupon the ex-soldiers brushed him
Ide and went to the roof of the build
ing. Half a doaen hands grasped the
halyard and fastened the flag at the top
of the mast, amid the cheers of a sm
crowd of veterans and their sympathis
ers on the sti set.
Reports that a German flag bad been
placed at half most en the Turn Verein
building early this morning were denied
Portland Prophet Visits Home
ai as ft at at at at tt
Spends His Vacation at Work
Is. s not o eerie light conri-roocs at
the Mattnomsh hotel, this morning. In
terstate Commerce Cnsgnilssliain Clyde
b Ajtchison thumbed over the one hun
Cred end twenty-fourth imperatively ar
gent document be has received from the
Is Washington. D.
left the national capital, a
two or three weeks aso.
I The aad ia the
filing case ; Us
Hoi 1 8 papers.
A small typewriter of the diminutive
variety known as a portaWe" vied for
sgsq on a Untied stand with nRft more
carefatty dipped pepers.
BIS "TACATIOJI BUSY
Commissioner Ailohtnon surrendnrod
the one recking chair the room afforded
tc his visitor. He slightly rnmpjnd the
papers on the bed as he fobnd a
lent and he left os the pillow a llttl
Tm taking my vaca
That is. it is all the vacation ru have.
I was caught tn Washington for a reu-
ScWlt EIrn,BWaaM rlUn '
pled sheets and spread were covered
-All 1 have to do out hots on oh
IN AGEE COUP
Prosecuting Attorneys Marshal
Legal Wits to Counteract Tell
ing Crossfire Blows; Accused's
Counsel Launch Defi
Prosecuting attorneys who started
to convict Mrs. Ann Louise Agee of the
murder of her husband. Harry Agee, be-
defense attorneys today la Cir
cuit Judge Morrow's court and were
fighting, step by step, to prevent John
Collier. Mrs. Agee's attorney, frees lift
ing the cloak of good repute from Jo
seph H. Klecker. the state's star wit
ness, sad connecting him with the mur
der. With their web of circumstantial evi
dence ripped and torn. Joseph U Ham-
merely and Samuel Pierce representing
the state, concluded then esse at 11 :25
o'clock and Captain George 8.
stone, superintendent of
school district No 1. the first daft
witness, was called to the stand.
ELKCKER 18 GRILLED
Hammeraly stated that if Klecker was
guilty of the crime he wanted htm ar
rested end tried But Klecker wss given
a severe gruelling in the district attor
ney's office this morning before court
opened, it is understood, and the state
determined to keep Its faith in htm
Captain Edmonstone merely identified
maps of the Agee home and the neigh
borhood, which he had prepared for the
trial. Collier fixed certain streets and
buildings is the memories of the Jurors,
especially the streets along- which he
contends the "man with the black over
coat and white mask" sensed after Agee
The defense will next call witnesses
who saw this mysterious man hurrying
away from the scene of the crime wb3e
Mrs. Agee was screaming ssM on her
way to the home of the Greens, TJoUtor
This morning Collier and
row had another of their
spats. The judge had admitted the map
of the house as an exhibit, but later
recalled it on motion of HammereJey.
whon It was pointed out that the
had a line showing that light
from the arc lamp on Pisko
Willis streets, through the window of
bathroom in the Ages
oat through the front door.
"1 cite the remarks of the
prejudicial to the jury. CsTtUar shoutsOV
Drilling tints Joseph a, Klecker-S
studied testimony from the witness stand
morning. John Collier, chief of
counsel for Mrs. Agee. flapped at the
clandestine lover of the nousart woman
the blood-stained black overcoat that Me
will seek to prove eras wore by the ac
tual slayer of Harry Agee on June 1L
I will prove to thts Jury that the blood
on this overcoat ana an lie is anmes.7
Collier said earner In the morning be
fore court opened.
Klecker denied ever having
such a cost.
Collier won from Klecker the
ion that he could not present wit
to testify as to his movements after
10:80 p. m. on the night of the crime, un
less the motorman with whom he says
be rode could be found.
The attorney also won from the wit-
Pas Two, Ceanaa
WAR IN CHINA;
U.S. WARSHIPS GO
Br Charles Edward He
Wu Change China. July 28. (U. P )
Civil war in Chins hang In the balance
today. Tuchun Chan Hang TL has ding
the armies of the Hunan province, has
temporarily retarded hostilities St the
city of Chang Sha.
Chao's army and that of Tut, horn Wane
Chan Yuan from the Yangtse valley
dashed last night near Chang Sha In s
preliminary engagement Chang Sea was
partially but nod. according to reports.
The safety of 200 foreigners In the city
apposing uncertain. American ganboats
are rushing to the scene, according to
reports, although the foreign consuls In
the district are uninformed of the shot
n the wires are cot.
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California to the British Columbia Una.
including the n
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if an Oregonian. He wen
of the Oregon nnhOS
n. He baa been chair-
of -the interstate commerce commis
When Oregon tens and Portlsnder 1
of home people who have made
they have Clyde B.
without heat and paved
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ties in and vrridly groan golf
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