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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2, 192L TWENTY PAGES.,
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VOL. XX. NO. 205.
BEAT AND ROB
Mrs. Lee, Fong Endures Torture
, of Thugs Rather Than Reveal
' Whereabouts of Husband; .Hair
i' ' Clipped by Assailants, in Home
, 'Suey stng marauders beat, robbed
and disfigured Mrs. Lee Fong early this
morning when she refused to reveal to
them the hiding: place of her husband,
a Hop Sins tongman. She endured the
torture In alienee.
At , 12:4$ o'clock Mrs. Fong; answered
a knock at the family apartment door,
13 North Fourth street Two young
Chinese, both strangers, demanded to
see her husband.- As Mrs. Fong said he
was' not at .home one of them shoved
Ms foot Into the door, i
When airs. Fong refused to tell them
a second time where her husband was
aieeping they grabbed her and pulled a
gunny sack over her head, tied It t&ht
with a rope, threw her on the bed and
shook her up, the woman told - the po
lice. victim's hair clipped
v Then they took the sack off and asked
, the same question again, but without re
mit. Then the marauders tied Mrs.
' Pong's hand behind her back and forced
a gag Into ber mouth, beat her and cut
. off her hair, after which l another de-
. mand was . made for Fong.
Again they met with failure, after I
which they roughly snatched and pulled
, two valuable diamond rings off Mrs.
Pong's fingers and stole $15 In green
backs, but still -the woman held stead
fast to her position of silence.
Realising that further violence would
i be useless, they replaced the gag In Mrs,
Kong's mouth and tied ber up and left
the apartment. Mrs, Fong finally worked
the gag out of her mouth and called for
help. Her. cries, soon awakened other
Chinese sleeping In adjoining quarters.
, MAT BE T05GME3T
. The police were called Immediately
but were unable to gather any evidence
of value, as lira. Fong did not recognise
her assailants. . The men wore gloves
and did not leave any- fingerprints and
made no noise, leedlaav airs. Fon to bo
lleve they wore rubber soled shoes.
Folic believe the men to be Suey
Sings, rival tongmen, with orders to kill
Fong. Failing to find Fong. the men
thought It best to terrorise Mrs. Fong
and obtain a much property as possible,
the police declared. -
Fong was Indicted with other Chinese
recently by the Multnomah county grand
jury i on a charge of being connected
with .' the' recent tong war murder in
SEATTLE T050ME5 TBT TO
8eattle. Wash, Nov. U. P. Two
Chinese were captured, one of them
wounded, following an alleged second
attempt within a few weeks. on the life
of Harry Gong. Chinese Importer. Oong
la believed to be the object of bitterness
growing out of war between Hop Sing
and Suey Sing tongs. v
When a bullet fired In Gong's direc
tion missed him last night, his body
guard. C O. Plow, chased two Chinese
and caught them after wounding George
Wo, 11, waiter. Hong Tick. 37, waiter,
Wo's companion, was found, to have a
loaded gun except for one exploded
shell. - Flows waa taken Into custody
-with the two men. but was later ra-
Tair. Given Boost;
t Postal Business Is
-;. . Criterion of , Gains
" 8. O. & measures in behalf of the 1J25
exposition campaign and the sturdy
. growth of the Portland post office vied
- for attention at the meeting of the Port
land Ad club at the Benson hotel this
- afternoon. .
j.i That people do not realise that If the
exposition tax falls there will be no ex
position and that the small Individual
cat S3. 45, scattered ever three years, on
-each tiooe of assessed valuation, is
not understood, were assertions by Fred
erick T. Jiyskell. The club at his sug
geation voted the appointment of a com.
, mlttee which will gather from Ad club-
- pern a sura that may reach S400 for a
city-wide advertising campaign. . David
M. Botaford led off with $50 and H. II.
Haynes miggeated that each man sub
scribe tie. . The committee consists of
George Hal), 8. B. Vincent, Botaford,
"Hyekell and the club's regular advertis-
2- Ing committee.
-jp - . Postmaster John M. Jones presided
z ever the poetofflce section of the pro-
.'. gram and Assistant Postmaster Robert
I Russell called' attention to the fact
. that" Portland's postal receipts are 300
. per cent greater than In 1906. the year
or 1114 uwu and Clark exposition.
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TiWoman Hurled Out
i Of Auto and Is Bun
u Over, in Collision
,'- Through the impact ef another car
striking a machine la which Mr. and
Mrs. X O. fcbeperd of lto Second street
.were riding at .1 :X0 o'clock Tuesday
night, Mrs. Sheperd waa thrown so that
-the car driven by her husband passed
over her. Her face was. cut and she
Was bruised, but aot seriously hurt. The
-wtachlae that participated la the coi-
lis! on, which waa on Tarwllllgcr boule
vard, did" not stop. , j
G. M. Crocker of Eutreoe waa strode
and knock down at East Seventeenth
a and Schuyler streets, at o'clock last
flight by a machine driven tyi. lL
- Khaanon - of - HT Kast Twanty-foarth
street north. , The ear passed over his
1 1 body. The extent of his injuries had
f toot been determined last night.
TELLS WEIRD STORY OF TRAGEDY
P" ETE BEEBE, held in jail at Albany, accused! of killing
John Painter and son, William Painter, on a farm near
Lacomb in Linn county. Beebe maintains'! the elder
Painter killed the son during a quarrel and committed suicide,
but admits he buried the bodies. !
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By Wallace C Eakin '
. Joomal lOutteapuadsot
Albany.. Or. Nov. . 2. Itds toward
building np a case against Fete Beebe,
charged with the murder lof John' Paint
er and his 'son, William, 1 at their4 farm,
near Lacomb, ..October 19, were 'taken
by District Attorney L. Q. Lewelllng
today. The district attorney submitted
Beebe to. an examination that covered
an hour,- cleaning , an explanation ot
the J J calibre pistol by which the mur
der victims were shot ..
"Why didn't you 'tell us yesterday
about the revolver? the district attor
ney asked.. 1 . . ,:
POSSIBLE MOTTTE FOrJfD
Beebe had previously declared that a
.32-20 . rifle i waa used.
"You didn't ask me about any other
guns,-, Beebe replied.
Lewelilng declares that he questioned
Beebe explicitly en this point Tuesday
Whether or not Beebe Is the mar.
derer is yet in doubt, for, excepting the
alteration of details. . he related the
same story of murder and suicide, which
he claims were the work of the father.
However, a charge of first degree mur
der was lodged against Beebe today.
The officials believe they have uncov
ered a motive, which may connect Beebe
with the crime.
HORSES CAUSE. BREAK
Bearing in mind that Beebe had. on
the day after the killings, driven a team
of fine gray horses by a roundabout
way to the homo of his parwata, a few
miles distant even prior to burying the
bodies. District Attorney Lewelilng. In
the presence of the prisoner, this morn
ing Instructed the ; sheriff to procure the
team and return It to the Painter farm.
Beebe, who had showed no emotion
when his brother, ; George, waa ordered
to appear In Albany, became 'districted
when the allusion was . made to the
team. 'I '
"That's the way it goea," he said. "A
fellow works hard; to buy property and
then they take It away from him," and
he burst into tears.
According: to neighbors of . the Paint
ers, Beebe's: employers bad seldom al
lowed him to drive this team, though he
bad indicated an attachment for it
GATE G TJX FOR WATCH
The sheriff returned to the scene ot
the crime this morning to procure . the
.33 calibre revolver, which Beebe today
said be bad hidden. In the Painter gran
ary, too prisoner reiaxea una morning
that the .revolver waa formerly hia, but
that be had hidden It because John
Painter bad told him to throw it away,
When aaked bow be came Into posses
slon of Ute ran.. Beebe replied that he
(OsraeiBdad :M ras Two, Cete
Eewardof $200 for
Gardner Is Offered
Tacoma, Waah..j Nov. 2. Roy Gard
ner, California mall bandit, has a price
or sxoe on .ma hesva.. according . to
noaneaokant ' from ; McNail island pen!
ten ciary, rrwn wnica no made hia sen
satlonal escape on Labor dayr . The cus
tomary reward for escaped federal pria-
ooere is see. ut recent advices from
the . department of Justice . authorize
Warden Thomas Maloney to Increase
the amount to lOO.
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CAUSE OF MURDER FOR CHILDREN
By A. O.tHayward
.Washington. . Nov, 2.(I. . N. S.)
Nearly 7,000,000, Russian children in the
Volga, region tare' facing starvation. Sec
retary of Commerce Hoover declared to
day before the house' military' affairs
committee. ". .
Less "than 1.400,000" of these children
can be cared for by American relief ef
forts, the secretary- saw, although it is
hoped . that , by January-the number can
be increased to . 2,000,000. at will not
bo possible to afford relief to adults.
Declaring that' this situation holds a
"danger to America' in the possibility
of Spread of cholera and other diseases.
the secretary urged that congress au
thorise the' donation - of surplus army
medicines and clothing for Russian re
Man Is Crushed by
Wenatchee, Wash Nov. 2. Lester
Hob8on, 29. son ot J. P. Hobson. a con
tractor, waa badly crushed Saturday
evening1 when a wagon, loaded with
three tons of brick, passed over him. All
ribs on his right side and his collar bone
were broken, the latter In two places.
Injuries to his lungs put one out of
The accident occurred at the brick
plant of lb Squaw Saddle Mining A
Milling company. Hobson was on the
driver's box of the loaded wagon. The
bricks were being taken off for use in
casing a kiln. .The , horses, startled by
bricks falling on them, moved forward
suddenly.- Hobson was thrown from the
wagon. Both: wheels on one aide passed
over him. He haa done heavy work for
years and is a strong man. He haa a
chance "to recover. He Is married and
has one child six years old. He came
jo Wenatchee 17 years ago. -
Falls Between' Cars;
i Both Legs 'Cut Off
. Grants Pass.. Nor.' 2. Frank Scott.
about 24 years old. of Placer county,
California, lost both legs, cut off below
the knees. Tuesday night In the local
freight yarda, when he dropped between
two freight cars. It Is presumed that
Soott, who Wag beating bis way. had be
come numbed with the cold and lost his
footing while riding between two freight
cars. - He was taken to the local hos
pital, where' phystciana amputated hia
legs. v , - ", "I
Accident inr South
, r: Delays Eose City
" San Francisco. . Nov., 2-I. X. SO
Tbo passenger, steamer Rose City of the
San Francisco sk Portland Steamship
company crashed into pier S3 this after
noon after casting off to depart ' tor
Portland. No one was injured, but it
was reported that a front state had been
broken. U was stated that the sailing
alii be delayed tor a couple ot days to
CHESS IS PLAY
Adroit Moves Force Japan Into
Disarmament Discussion and
Let England Slip Out Grace
fully From Embarrassing Pact.
By DaVid Lawrence
( Copyriiht. 1921. by The Jonrnal)
(In this, the third of series of sicnificnt
dispatches, Ds,nd Lawrence, the famous Wash
ingtoa ecrmpofideDt, tells why the United
States considers the albaace between Japan
and Great Britain as a menace to America c and
Lho imude story of how the cominc confereoce
on Armament happened to be called.)
Washington, Nov. 2. The United
States has never liked the Anglo-Japa
Republican and Democratic adminis
trations alike have felt, that alliances
only lead to dangerous misunderstand
ings. Europe has revealed the 'mischief
which a system of alliances develops.
The formation of an alliance In Central
Europe ' between Germany, Austria
Hungary and Italy was offset only by
an entente cordiale between Great Brit
ain, France and Russia. It led to war.
But the objection to the Anglo-Japanese
alliance has not been merely that
it sets up England, the greatest naval
power in the world, as a working part
ner of Japan, with whom America has
been having, in recent years, some trou
blesome disputes. It is that spurred on
by the knowledge of snch a partnership,
the Japanese have assumed an attitude
toward -China wherein American, French,
British, German and Russian interests
were likely to be permanently injured.
Of course, for the moment, Germany
and Russia are out of it. but essen
tially It Is the grouping of Europe and
America on the one hand and Japan
on the ether. Would England stand
by her European friends and her
American kinsmen and would she bring
Japan within the circle of international
concord and compel her military leaders
(Concluded on Pace Foot, Column Three)
BOY. 6, ON TRIAL
. Chehalis. Wash- Nov. 2. (TJ. P.
Six-year-old Herbert Coleman went on
trial here today, charged with being a
delinquent boy for the reason that last
month at Randle, In the "Big Bottom"
country east of here, the state alleges,
he shot and killed his .schoolmate, Lynn
Peters, 9 years old.
It was a sober little shaver, with a
frightened look in bis big,- round eyes,
who came to town' out of the wilderness
yesterday to become the central figure
in a spectacular melodrama to be tried,
ostensibly, for murder in the first degree.
With him and his father and mother
were several Interesting characters : Hi
Smith, a Texan, postmaster at Randle,
in whose arms at different times three
men have died of gunshot wounds ; Joe
Hatfield of the famous family of that
name In West Virginia and Kentucky,
and backwoodsmen from far back In the
They and several others from up the
"Big Bottom" stood in a knot In the
center of a hotel lobby, a large part of
them conversing In whispers, with little
Herbert, listening intently, clutching his
The news had spread about Chehalis
that the boy had arrived and neorjle
came to look at him aa if he were .some
weird curio. He shrank from their gaze
and held closer to his mother's skirts.
Herbert looked anything but a design
ing murderer, despite the state's claim
that he had shot the Peters bov In cold
blood Just as he had threatened he would
several hours before he did it. The
group left the hotel, Herbert trudging
along holding his mother tight
John Peters, grim and determined te
keep his promise to his dying boy that
ne wui see justice aone, employ ea a I a
coma lawyer to assist Prosecutor Her
man Allen in the trial.
Coleman's defense of his child is that
the shooting was purely an accident He
has employed Chehalis attorneys to de
fend the boy.
Chehalis people's view of the shootinsr
is that it waa the climax of a boys' feud,
a replica of the old nloody feud of West
Virginia and Kentucky, where most of
the settlers of the "Big Bottom" country
Divorces Are Given
To Portland Couples
Astoria, Nov. 2. Desertion was charged
In a suit for divorce filed by Emnia J.
B. Kopp against Charles H. Kopp.
George Hammond of Portland charged
cruelty against Locelle D. Hammond.
Divorces were granted to Anne IL Til
ley from Thomas C Til ley of Portland ;
Ernest Bach from Merle Bach ; Sarah
B. Cole from Ray F, Cole of Portland ;
F. O. Johnson of Portland from Doris
M. Johnson; Margaret Erickson- from
Edwin Erickson. and Anna L. Mortensen
from Pete Mortensen.
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Senate Gives 0. K.
Nov. 11 as Holiday
Washington.. Nov. X. CL N. S.) The
senate .today passed a resolution declar
ing November 11. 1921. a public holiday.
The house passed the resolution Monday
and tt now goes to the president for his
approval .. -. ,: r..
Majority Still Is
Against Sales Tax
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Washington, Nov. J. (U. P.) A ma
jority of the senate still is against 'the
tales tax, an official poll of Repubti
.an senators today showed. : :
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Eighteen months in McXell Island
federal prison was the sentence meted
out to the Rev. Fred R. Royston, former
Methodist pastor, this morning by Fed
eral Judge R. S. Bean after Royston
had, pleaded guilty to violating tbb Mann
. Royston was to have been tried today
by a Jury, but retracted his former plea
of not guilty at the opening of court
and entered a plea of guilty.
"There is no excuse for him, whether
the girl was moral . or immoral. said
the court in answer (to the argument of
A. M. Crawford, former attorney general
for Oregon, who appeared! with Edward
J. Shinners as counsel for) the preacher.
Crawford had previously stated that -the
victim. Miss Fr ankle Edwards. 19 years
of age, was not a chaste girl at the
time Royston ran away with ber.
The defendant's faithful wife, who
nas not iorsaaen mra in ail nus irouoie,
sat beside Royston in the court and took
the - pronouncing of sentence calmly.
The court's action had k more visible
effect on the other Methodist ministers
in the courtroom, some of whom could
not refrain from shedding tears. The
courtroom was as quiet - as a : death
chamber after sentence was pronounced.
Rovston was charged with transport'
Ing Miss Edwards from her home in
Salem to Centralla, Wash., about June
The case was reviewed briefly by As
sistant United State Attorney Kail
"Royston is 33 years old, has a wife.
11-year-old daughter and has been
Methodist minister for nine years," Lusk
(Cooclnded on Pui Fifteen, Column Eicht)
OUTLAW STRIKE OF
FUEL FAMI5E THREATENS
On the verge of winter, America
was threatened, with a fuel famine
The growing "outlaw" strike of
union miners, combined with the ex
isting shortage in coal supplies, pro
duced a situation, generally regarded
Thousands of miners already have
quit work In Ohio, Illinois and In
diana, in protest against the federal
injunction abolishing the check-off
system of collecting union dues.
The fact that officials of the Unit
ed Mine Workers in Indianapolis had
Instructed, i the-' 850,000 members of
that : organization - to ' regard ' oper
Ators compliance wit a the injunction
s a. violation of - the present con
tract which terminate In March,
was looked upon as an invitation to
a general walkout. ,
Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. i. (L N. S.)
Practically all of the 200 mines in dis
trict No. 11, comprising most of the
Indiana coal fields and employing 28,
000 men, were idle today, according to
reports reaching Terre Haute. No Strike
order has yet been issued by district
officials, however. The remaining mines
will close tomorrow, reports indicated.
in protest against Federal Judge An
derson s injunction decree. .
Bicknen. Ind., Nov. 2. (L N. S.) All
13 mines of the Knox county field In
eluding the largest bituminous' coal
mines In the world are idle today in
protest against Judge Anderson's in
junction decree forbidding operation ot
the check-off system. Three thousand
miners laid down their tools.
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 2. (L N. S.) Five
thousand miners, idle since August, re
turned to work today when the Glen
Alden Coal company reopened six col-
( Concluded on Pace Two, Column Two)
Hospital Contract ;
WUI Be Signed for
Washington, Nov. 2. WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
Assistant Director Patterson of the vet
erans' bureau has explained to Senator
McNary that steps will be taken to
close a contract with the Pierce, sani
tarium at Portland for tubercular sol
diers. Use of this institution will be
necessary for a time, he says, as the
public health service hospital at. Walla
Walla will not be ready until January
and the Taooma hospital is full. In
the near future the public health service
will take over the homeopathic hospital
at Portland, he says, for use as a gen
eral hospital but one ward will , be
available for cases of incipient tubercu
losis. The bureau's purpose is to close
an hospital contracts as rapidly as pos
sible and concentrate patients in gov
ernment Institutions. :
Work on Hawthorne
Bridge Is Resumed
Work on the east approach to the
Hawthorne bridge 1 was resumed this
morning following settlement of the dif
ficulties between the unions and the
United States Construction company of
Seattle, contractors. The men walked
out Tuesday noon, giving a wage dis
agreement and internal disputes over the
powers of different unlbki as the rea
son. No statement was -made by Alex
ander Pearson, bead of the construction
company, aa to what wage would be
paid hereafter.. . ... . . - -i ,
Begin Saving Today
The Journal Thrift campaign 'be
gan a three days' . session at ! the
Lumbermens ' Trust company bank,
Broadway and Oak streets. . Tuesday
afternoon. The Journal Thrift cou
pon, which adds 91 to your initial de
posit, .appears in this issue of the
paper. Take advantage NOW of 'the
opportunity offered. Begin - saving
today. . The three day campaign
closes .-' Thursday. - though j coupons
clipped from Thursday's Journal will
bo accepted at the bant, until closing
time Friday. A .
Convention Delegates Adopt Re
port Which Also Scores Treas
ury Secretary and Urges Pas
sage of Compensatfon Bill.
Kansas City. Nov. 2. (L N. S- Han
ford MacNider of Mason City, Iowa,
was elected national commander of the
American Legion at the close of the an
nual convention here late today. He
was a "da rk horse" in the. election, but
swept the delegates to his support after
Roy Hoffman of Oklahoma City and
John Williams of Joplin, Mo., withdrew
from the race 'after being nominated.
By Thomas Wrigley
Inleraaiiooal News Senice Staff Oomspoodent
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2. Criticising
the opposition of President Harding and
Secretary of the Treasury Mellon to the
adjusted compensation bill now before
congress, the American Legion conven
tion adopted a report today to urge im
mediate passage of the act The report
was read by National Vice Commander
James F. Scrugham of the com mi tee on
"The greatest opposition we have had
haa been letters from Secretary of the
Treasury Mellon and President Hard
ing," he stated.
"One of the greatest factors In the de
feat of this law was a man who was
the world's greatest war profiteer."
Cries of "Mellon! Mellon!" were
heard from delegations about the-haii.
"The failure to pass this measure,"
Scrugham continued, "was the result of
a small group controlling a majority. .
"Let the American Legion show con
gress it is disgusted with the back door
politics to which it: has been subjected."
The report urging the passage of the
bill aa now before congress and without
further delay .was then put to the vote
and was . pasaed with one dissenting
vote, that of J.- J. Harrison of Arkansas,
member of the legislative committee In
1919 which voted against soldier bonus.
s After bitter debate, a resolution brand
ing Ambassador George Harvey aa. "un
worthy of holding any office" and de
manding his recall by President Hard
ing. was tabled by a -vote of 57S to 440.
A substitute resolution was -' . passed
fOoocJsjrisd V".TJa- Tiro, (iJnaJj Stoft
A cash offer of approximately $817,000,
accompanied by a certified cashier's
check for 340,000, has been made for the
tangible securities and the ' bond ' ma
turity .list of the bankrupt bond' house
of Morris Brothers, Inc., by Robertson
& Ewing, local bond brokers, according
to an admission made this afternoon by
Judge Earl C Bronaugh. trustee.
The offer was made about two weeks
ago, but the trustee and his attorney re
fused to accept It Last Monday an
amended offer was filed, . which will
probably be presented to Referee A. M.
Judge Bronaugh said that he would
present the contract which the Morris
Brothers reorganization committee .have
offered, and the bid: of Robertson & Ew
Ing at the same time, and allow the court
to decide which bid should be accepted.
COKTBACT COHE OVER
The trustee spent this afternoon with
his attorney. John P. Winter, and with
Ernest W. Hardy, counsel for the reor
ganization committee, in an effort
settle some of the provisions in the con
tract which are not satisfactory.
Frank Robertson of Robertson A Ew
ing refused to -be quoted in the deal this
afternoon, stating that he preferred to
make no statements until the matter has
oeenkpreseniea xonnaiiy io me court.
AWumor that three local banklnrf in
stitutions have formed a pool to buy the
assets of the bond house in preference
to seeing John L. Et&eridge again come
into control of the bond house through
the reorganization committee, could not
be verified. ?
LEASE HOT IHCLCDEB
The reorganization committee is un
derstood to be offering a little over one
million i dollars. for ail the assets, but this
offer does not mean spot cash, it is ex
plained. The latest offer is not for all
the assets, and probably does not include
a bid on the 99-year lease which is held
on thei site at 309 Stark street
Complications are thrown into the deal
by the large number of preferential
claims: which have been filed with the
Teferee by creditors.
Pioneer Home Near
McMinnvtDe, Nov. 2. The pioneer
colonial mansion, erected 50 years ago
on the Braly donation land claim, two
miles northeast of Oils city In the sec
tion cow known as: Riverside, was de
stroyed by' fire of undetermined origin
Tuesday evening. The buildings waa
finished in California redwood and waa
a notable landmark in Yamhill county.
It- was owned and occupied by F. C
Barnekoff. who carried $3500 insurance.
Most of the contents were saved., ..
Truck Goes Through
Bridge;; Driver Hurt
Hood River, Nov.' 2- W. Stoop, truck
driver of this city, was seriously injured
this morning, when his truck, carrying
a big load of boxed apples, went through
a . bridge at Lovers Lane.- near Oak
Grove. In the fall a number of 40
Dound .boxes struck him. rendering him
unconscious The extent ef his injuries
FOR MORRIS ASSET
nas not, Dee n aeterminea.
By Autos in
U.S. in 19201
Washington, Nov. 3. (I. N. S.) The
national toll of dead' through accidents
caused by automobiles and other motor
vehicles, excluding motorcycles, in 1920,
was 9103. the bureau of census aa
' This number represents a death rate
of 10.4 per 100.000 population, as against
" AVIS, All . . - " ft
1916 and 5.8 In 1915. Between 1915 and
1920. therefore, the death rate from mo-1
tor vehicle accidents and injuries in
creased about four fifths. ;. .'
New Tork city leads in number . of i
deaths through accidents caused by au
tomobiles with ' 773 in 1920 ; Chicago, i
472 J retroit, 175 ; Cleveland, 156 ; Los
Angeles, 142 ; Buffalo and St Louis 104
each, "head the list among the cities.!
Houston. Texas, among the larger towns, j
shows the fewest deaths by motor acci
dents, with a total of eight In 1920.-
' Denver. 37 : Kansas City, 66 : Oakland.
Cat. 28 ; Portland, Or.. 34 : -Salt Lake !
City, 23; San Antqnio, 31; San Fran
cisco, 38 and Seattle 41 are some of the
reports made public by the bureau of
the census. - i
1361 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IX
OCTOBER BREAK ALL RECORDS
The total number of traffic accidents
n Portland for October reached the 1
hisrh water mark. caoDinsr the hbrhest I
total of any other month in the history I
of the department by at least 100, ac-1
cording to figures compiled by the traffic I
Tn hi monthlv rnort to fthlef of Po-
lice L. V. Jenkins, Captain H. A. Lewis,
bead of the traffic department, lists I
the total number of accidents at 1361. I
Four persons were killed in the cityl
limits during the month, and three oth-1
era Just outside of the city limit!. I
One hundred and twenty-three per-1
sons were injured j In these accidents,
Arrests made by members of the traffic I
department ..totaled 1147. Serious ac-1
cldents investigated by special Invest!-1
gatora, headed by T. C Freiberg.
reached 110. . . I
In the municipal court, 34684.50 was!
tntnmnhtlM ; nradftrntnatA " laAtft' fK
field with 992. , with accidents between
streetcars and automobiles' folio win ar a
slow second, with 156. Carelessness is
given as the main cause of the accidents. Captain Moore, as chief Inspector of
A total of 992 accidents are explained In police, will have charge of the detec
thls way. Failure to give the right of tive department He will be on duty In
way comes next, with a total ot 174.
' By Earl R. Goodwin .
' Soecial Cerraeooodent at The Journal
Convention Hall. Kansas City,' Mo.,
Nov.- 2. Edward J. Elvers, Oregon
state legion adjutant was elected ChetDe
Chemln de Fer of Forty Hommes and
Klfirht rhpvanr TfiA knnnal euimnHnn
of the order goes to JS'ew Orleans lnl
19ZZ. ti. u. .McDonald or seatue and h.
E. Cronkhite of San Francisco were
elected to office. McDonald was made
correspondent naUonale and Cronkhite
hous chef. Each state was awarded an
executive committeeman to be known as !
chemlnoC Ben. Dorr is of Eugene -is Ore
gon a committeeman. Two resolutions
were presented by the Oregon delega
tion and. passed by this convention to.
day. - They bear on reclamation ef arid
lands for ex-service men and urge that
money appropriated for this purpose be
used for publicly owned rather than for
Three Oregonlans attended the ban-
quet in honor-of distinguished guests!
and visitors last night , They -were
George White, Salem; Harry L. Kuck,
ienaieton, ana naxi it. uoodwin. Port
land. Among, distinguished guests were:
General Pershing.. Marshal Foch, Ad
miral Beatty. Generals Le Jeune, Dlas
and Jacques; Vice President Coolidge,
Governor ' Hyde of Missouri and Na
tional Commander Emery. It was the
greatest assemblage of allied notables in
the history of the country,. The majority
of the Oregon delegates leave tonight
for home. Walter L. Tooxe Jr. of Mc
Minnville will go to the District of Co
lumbia lor a conference. James M
Vranizan, Portland,; and Kuck and
Goodwin go to Chicago. Election of
legion officers win be held later to
day. The Oregon delegation's recom
mendation that all aliens be excluded
for a period of live years wsa adopted
by the Americanization committee and
later passed by the convention. . Moth
ers, t fathers, sons and daughters of
American citizens are permitted to
enter by this resolution..
Is Sent Ultimatum
Paris, Nov. 2. (0. P.)
of ambassadors today: sent aa ultima
tum to Hungary demanding that abdi
cation of -the Hapsburgs be proclaimed
by Monday. r, . ;:
Former Emperor Karl, who made an
unsuccessful effort to regain the throne
for the Hapsburgs, is in custody and
has been placed on a British warship
until the allies decide what to do with
hfan. The abdication proclamation is
demanded so there win be no further at-
tempts by. Karl to seize power aa king
of Hungary. ,
- OREGON'S PLAN
A COMBIiNED APPEAL
CEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED persons axe out of work now la
P Portland. A campaign to raise relief funds by gathering the salvage
of tie city is being conducted this week. It Is, absolutely Imperative
that the public support this campaign in order to avert eerlcms condi
tions and hardships for hundreds of families during the coming; -winter
months. Every citizen is urged to assemble all old clothes, shoes, rags,
paper, bottles and other waste that has a market value and donate it
to the relief cause. Deliver your donation to your nearest fire station
or -acnoolhouse or give it to the driver of any delivery wagon of a de
partment store.. : Or order a truck to call at your home by calling; Broad
way 5J23. Do it, now! ' ,t ,,. " '
- PUBLIC WELFARE BUREAU.5 .
; ' -"". f SALVATION AKMY . - , . -4
--V'-s , AMERICAN' RED CROSS, ?
' MAYOR'S UNEMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE.
BIG SHIFT IN
IN IDE BY
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Captain MOOTO Promoted tO Chief
Inspector; Captain Circle; Re
moved to Uniform Division; 6
Lieutenants Reduced in Rank.
Duplication of the functions of the
uniformed: police and . the detectives.
petty Jealousies between police 'depart
ments and . general inefficiencies com
plained of in many lines, today led to a ,
reorganisation of the bureaus subordil
nate to Chief of Police L.V. Jenkins.
Under the new arrangement, which be- -
comes effective November 7, - the chief
announced the following major changes :
. Promotion of Captain John T. Moor
to chief inspector.
xveuremeni oi iuex
Removal of Captain Harry Circle from
the Inspectors division to the first day
relief of uniformed officers.
Consolidation of the traffic depart-
ment, auto theft department and record
bureau and license bureau under Cap-
x lieutenants wui . be red need to
their former ranks, They are Lleuten
anU West, Robson. Wade, Moloney.
Golta and Day. Thirty men now on
special duty will be returned to unl
form at visions ana be assignee to Deaf
about the city,
West. Robson and Wade will be re-
duced to the rank of sergeant Ooltx,
Moloney and Day return to the rank of
Tin!Si nvrrnva rr.iiir
Chief of Inspectors John Clark, who
1" been incapacitated from services
VL P""y dhjhuib
ago, win pe reureu irera acuve service.
the day time, with Lieutenant Harvey
Thatcher, formerly of the auto theft
bureau, in charge of the first night re
lief of detectives. , .j.. 1
In a reorganization of the- east aide
sub-station. Sergeant B. F. Sherwood
i will be placed in charge of the day relief,
working under command of Captain Clr-
( Concluded oe Pin Tvo, Cohuna Fife) . v
Son .in County Jail
Mrs. Emma Cremmer,' aged and al-
i oivsl. wum out uj ion uu m. b ouuci
I ln- worked for months to get enough
money to take her to Portland where her
I son, Husted A. waiter, is imprisoned
under death penalty for the murder of
Patrolman Jerome Palmer.
Her services as a house servant, the
only ; work she could do. - were not In .
great demand, for she was weak and
a slow worker. - But her spirit was
mighty, and it prevailed. After much
saving and pinching she was able to
buy a railroad ticket at the home sta
tion In Dennlson. Texas.
Her dream was brought to the point
of realization this morning. Supported
by Jailer Anderson, she was led to her
boyS cell Her arms trembled to em
brace him. But Instead they fell to her ;
side. She collapsed. The great moment '
and oblivion arrived in one. The months
of privation bxk their toll and the glad
cry she had on her lips remained - un
spoken until she waa revived by attend
ants. She then spent two hours with '
her son. .
Walters was convicted of having shot
and killed Patrolman Palmer, following
a holdup. An appeal to the supreme
court is now pending.
Philip S. Malcom, '
Scottish Rite Vet, ;
Returns From East
Philip 8. Maloom, Sovereign Grand
Inspector General in Oregon, Scottish
Rite Masons, arrived In Portland, Mon
day afternoon, from attending the South-.
ern Jurisdiction supreme council of the
order recently concluded at Washing
ton, D. C Malcom . left Portland Sep
tember 20. lie was delayed on his re-,
turn trip three days by floods In Can
ada. Owing; to the illness of his wife
he was not at his office in the Failing
building Wednesday and. a mass of cor
respondence awaiting him there is mute
I evidence that the "grand old man" of the
Scottish Rite in Oregon has not yet got
back. on-the job., . .v
56 Years Old Today
Washington. Nov. 2. (U. P.) Presi-
dent Harding today Is observing his
birthday and the anniversary of his
election. This also is his father's blrth-
day. The president is 68 years of age, '