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PRICE TWO CENTS Ynaiaa rwl mtM rut pibts it CHINA GAINS CHIEF POINT FROM POWERS Boat Rescues Travelers at The Dalles Decision of Conference Asserts System of Extra Territoriality Imposed on Republic to Be Wrong and! Must Be Abolished. Bj or ft H. Holme . tVuhlnrton. 5Jov. 24. (I. N. 8.) A Jrllon waa reached by the conference jxwr. meetlnc In secret session here today, that tha. system of extra territor iality tmpoad upon China by the treaty power la wrong and should be abol ished. The etra territoriality system under which forelg-n nations have set up their own courts and exercised Jurisdiction over ther own nationals on Chlneee soil, will not be abollnhed Immediately, but an agreement waa reached that It will grad ually be abandoned as China displays an ability to handle such matters herself.' A resolution waa drawn up and was approved "In principle" by all of ' the posers assembled. It was learned, after peechea had beert made defining each nation's poult Ion on the question. Spokes men for the Chineae delegation made a lose ardent plea for the abolition of the system. Today's decision constitutes at 1 it a "moral vktoty" for the Chinese. They pleaded for the abolition nf the -system at Paris and were turned down. The results of the decision, however, will not ho apparent at once, it In under stood. While agreeing to the principle of abolition of the system, the powers concerned wilt snake an Investigation of China's whole Judicial system before (CoarhKfctd ea Pis Two, Contain Four) ACTRESS' LAST WORDS BARRED By Ellis H. Martin .iBtenaUinmai Hew Bulk fttaff Currapin4ent an Francisco, Not. 16.- The defense of Koacoa "Fatty1 A r buckle this after noon made new fight to get Into tes tlmony allseed statements of Virginia . Itappe, for whose death the film come dian la being tried for manslaughter. which. If admitted, his attorneys claim wilt show that thaaexonerated Mm from lama. tr. Vf. V.. Rumwell waa the wltneaa through whom they hoped to get their testimony before the Jury. They , failed when they placed oeorgw niennon. a hotel detective, on the stand, to Intro duce this Una of testimony, but they hoped through certain medical note made by Dr. Rumwell to show his tes timony waa admissible. Two medical experts who testified far tha defense regarding bladder rup- tvree took up the entire morning session of court. They were Dr. Lloyd Bryan and Dr. O. F. Hhlalds. , Dr. Bryan gave expert testimony on. rapture of the bladder the predispos Ing cause of Virginia Rappe'a death Me stated he had treated four such . naaea. One of these, he stated, waa a case of spontaneous rupture. He described the cam In full. His examination and cross examination were brief. Dr. (thlelda, San Kranctaeo physician, laVowed htm on the stand. In qualifying aa an expert. Dr. Shields, It developed, holds a congressional modal and two French decorations for medical service during the World aar. Ha declared It was possible for a healthy Almost aa picturesque a scene that of the fortune seekers' arrival at Nome in the gold rush days was the arrival at early dawn this morning of the river boat J. N. Teal, the first carrier of any kind to arrive from The Dalles di rect since Saturday. Jammed on her decks as she steamed ap to the old Taylor street dock waa a motley crowd of passengers, eager to set foot In "Portland and joyous over their deliverance from the storm coun try: Thera were business men from the East, "farmers, women and children. stranded salesmen and train crews. Some bad been snowbound in The Dalles and way points, others had been working digging away snow drifts in the gorge Many were passengers from the Kast who arrived In The Dalles Thursday. FEW HAD BERTHS Oqly women and children and a few fortunate men had berths. The others crowded the boiler room and cabins. Workers and train crews pickeoV up en route had no difficulty in sleeping on the floor and In chairs. "It waa a long, hard trip, but we were all glad that we were on the move. saW George K. Bingham of Portland, a passenger who had been In The Dalles since Saturday. "Passengers were piled in everywhere. Everyone tried to get In the warm boiler room. I had r.ever before seen such a Jam on a boat. "Besides a boatload of passengers we d , all the automobiles that could be packed on the lower deck. They be- onged to motorists who were stranded n The Dalles. FISHERY 8CPPLIES FOOD 'At Bonneville we picked up a train crew headed by Frlnk Krutalnger, con ductor. Food vaa miming rather low there, he told me. They were eating salmon trout taken from the Bonne ville hatchery. Virtually all the salmon trout In the hatchery were suffocated to death when ice formed over their wlter beds. "We took on board a damaged snow shovel at Multnomah falls. Four shovels have been put cut of commission there by contact with rocks in the slides. There sre 375 men working on the slides at Bonneville. We unloaded pro visions for them." WAS 8TOPFED AT GOAT CAMP W. S. Raker, a Portland Insurance man, was another or tne nomeoouna passenger on the Teal. He left his au tomobile embedded ' In a snowdrift near Bonneville and said It might stay there all winter, judging from me quality of Ice and snow that holds the grorg, la a frlgjd grip. Few people who have not been there can realise what an unusual snowstorm raged through the gorge 'Said Raker. "I doabt If eref such a term has hap pened before. Hard dry sleet, not pack ing but rolling about like sand, later packed into sheets of Ice six Inches or more In thickness, makes that region extremely difficult to navigate. I was marooned since Saturday, spending a night or two at a goat camp. I cer tainly got a good kick out of it." TUG AND 9 SEAMEN LOST OFF OREGON Wreckage Indicating Foundering of Sea Eagle of San Francisco Drifts Into Sunset Beach; Craft Caught in Terrific Gale. FAIR TAX AND " ROAD ISSUES FACE SESSION Governor Olcott Stresses Two Vitally Important Problems to Be Considered by Legislators; Early Fair Vote Is Sought (CenclaiM ea Pat Two, Column Hm) Marines Who Shoot Hoboes Not to Be Evea Reprimanded Washington, Nov. 13. ( I. .V. S.) There Is to be no courtmartial or even a reprimand for the marine who, while guarding the malls, shoots and kills hobo. . On Ithe other hand, he will be backed UP to the limit. This waa an nounced today at Ike postofftce depart ment. "Kvery hobo is a potenliaj mail rob ber. aald Colonel frl H. Shaughneasy, eoond assistant pootmaster general, to day. "Marines art ordered to challenge aay person loitering on. In or near a mail car." Astoria, Or., Xov. 25. (U. P.) The Red Stack tug Sea Eagle, San Francisco, has foundered on the coast of Northern Oregon, off Sunset Beach. She carried a crew of nine' men. This was the word given out today by Captain Wicklund of the Port , Adams life saving station, following the finding yesterday of a -portion of the tug's pilot house on the sands near Sunset Beach. Cabin furniture and a pair of oars marked "Sea Eagle" gave additional mute testimony of the vessel's fate. LOOK FOB BODIES Patrols are combing the sands today in an effort to discover further wreck age or the bodies of members of the crew. Little hope is held here, that the tug weathered the terrific gale which had raked the coast up to a late hour last night. The oars were found Tuesday, but be cause of the remoteness of Sunset beach In winter time and the consequent inac tivity of the coast guard, a report was not made of the matter until late Thurs day. , .Wicklund expressed the opinion that the tug had encountered a severe gale Monday night, when the wind blew 84 miles an hour. Failure of the tug to send out S. O. S. messages is accounted for by the possibility of a small vessel of this size getting into distress and founder ing before the radio could be employed. XO WORD RECEIVED The Eagle Is understood to have left San Francisco last Friday for Coos Bay. As far as is known here she has not re ported at the Southern Oregon port and (Concluded on Pace Two, Column Three) WORTH BAXK ROAD FREED FROM ICE; O-W. TIED CP Although the North Bank railroad was released Thursday from the snow drifts and ice barriers which had held it paralysed since Saturday, ihe O-W. R. ft N. continued to battle the tie-up today with little prospect that the line on the south bank of the Columbia gorge will be opened before next week. Snow plows working from the east and west on the S. P. A S. released O-W. train No. 11 at Lyle Thursday afternoon an"fi the passengers wer brought to Portland at 6 :20 p. m. The Oregon Trunk railroad will likely be opened for service today. On the O-W. two rotaries are war king east Just beyond Oneonta gorge and two more are working west about Wyeth. Slow progress Is necessary be cause of the danger of starting slides. Train No. IS left for the East today and will be de toured through the gorge via the S. P. A S. Another O-W. train will leave at 8 o'clock tonight for the East Full passenger train service Is expected to be resumed Saturday. The S. P. A S. has resumed full passenger service and will start some freight moving to day. Washouts have been repaired on the main itne of the Southern Pacific, which Is still unable to give service over the Moialla branch. Mills City branch east of Albany and the Sheridan-Willamlna branch. SCHOOL CHARG ES AROUS E public Salem, Or., Nov. 25. Formal call for the convening df the state legislature in special session on December 19. advance of which was given in a statement from the executive office Wednesday after noon, was Issued by Governor Olcott this morning. The call sets forth for the considera tion of the legislators two problems : FlrBt Submission to the voters of the -t-ite at the primary nominating election next May the matter of whether the state of Oregon shall, by genera taxa tion, bear a share of the burden of ex pense of an international exposition, proposed to be held in Portland in 4925. Second Consideration of legislation for the preservation and further protec tion of the state 8 public highways. SPECIAL TAX FUND The first problem involves the levy ing of a special state tax for the crea tion of a fund of $3,000,000. spread over a period of three years, Jor the support of the proposed world's fair. The second problem is twofold, includ ing stricter regulation of the speet" and weight of freight hauling motor trucks j :-. 1 the licensing and regulation of auto mobile stages, busses and "jitneys" us ing the public highways. In order to assist the legislators in the preparation of laws covering this latter problem and to expedite consider ation of the same the governor has named a committee to prepare bills cov ering these two features for submission at the convening of the session. This committee consists of Sam Kozer, se retary of stal ; Fred A. Williams, chairman of the public service commis sion ; John B. Yeon, member of the state' highway commission ; Frank M. Warren of Portland and Ed D. Cusick of Albany. SPEED IS ESSENTIAL Expressing his belief that "the leg islature should confine -itself . to the topics suggested to. 11! the governor de clares : "I am certain , Ihe public will Heavy Gale Whips Coast Of Oregon Astoria. Nov. 25. Blowing for a com paratively short time, a southerly gale reached a velocity" of 88 miles an hour at North Head Thursday night Like the others of the serie. of blows which have occurred during the past week, the storm broke suddenly and, with terrific fury, reaching its climax and dying out quickly. A weather disturbance rare in the As toria district struck the city following the southerly gale at 5 :30 o'clock this morning. It was followed by a terrtfic electrical storm, accompanied by torrents of rain and hail. The lightning flashes endured for a longer period than in similar storm for several years. This morning the weather at the mouth of the Columbia is unsettled. The barom eter is fairly steady, and North Head re ports a 25-mile wind blowing from the south, with the sea rough. Another hail and electrical storm' occurred at 9 -.30 o'clock this morning. G RANGE PLANS i TO TACKLE 2 BIG PROBLEMS MADE REGENT HIROHITO, crown prince ' of Japan; who has been made ruler of Japan in place of his father, the em peror, who . is mentally and physically incapacitated. Hir chito is 20 years old. More Effective Cooperation in Farm Organizations and Stand ard Policy for Rural Schools Are Among Coming dear's Aims TERRIFIC BLOW PREDICTED FOR OREGON LATE TODAT The storm which has moved In from the North Pacific ocean almost every day this week with a blow at the Oregon and Washington coasts took a swing to ward land early this morning and worked up a 68-mile gale, retreated to its ocean haunts and is expected to move In again late this afternoon. Storm 'warnings for all Oregon and Washington coast points were continued today. At 8 o'clock a gale of 38 miles' velocity was blowing at North Head sta tion, j The sea has been worked into heavy rollers by the storm which has been hanging persistently off the shore for four days. Thursday a gale of 64 miles' Extension of aid for the formation of more effective cooperative farm organi zations throughout the nation and a study of the operation of rural schools for a standardization policy, will be the (Concluded on. Page Nineteen, Column One) With the resumption of the ' oublic hearing of the school district properties department before, the properties com mittee at the courthouse at 7 o'clock tonight additional testimony will be Introduced by Director Frank L Shull in support of the. several charges filed against the conduct of the department Indignation over the disclosures. brought out by the testimony Wednes day, indicating how affairs of the prop erties department have been operated with a high hand and for political ef fect; has been general, and the.hearing tonight is expected to be attended by fully as large representation of the general public as jammed into the room and adjoining corridor at the first meet ing. The entire evening will be given over to hearing the rest of the witnesses in connection with the charges made against the properties department Next Wednesday night will be given over to the defense, as directed by John Collier, attorney. The committee of properties, headed by George B. Thomas, . to whom wit nesses Wednesday so often alluded, both directly and indirectly, is conducting the hearing. Thomas has said that the whole matter will be threshed out, that there is nothing funny about it that all the witnesses will have their say. and that the defense will present its , case Wednesday night, when he is quite sure everything will be explained. WIFE MIX BABY SIT BY BURNS ( Conclnded oa Pace Seven. Column Oa) TUG SAMSON WITH 12 LONG OVERDUE San Francisco, Nov. 25. (U. P.) The tug Samson; owned by John Kiernan of Portland, operated in the lumber trade in this section, which left here on No vember 17 with the barge Washtucna in tow, for Reedsport, Or., has failed to arrive at that port, according to ail vices here today. In a fair sea the tug should have reached port November 20 or 21. John L. Burns, jointly accused with Dan Casey of having murdered James H. Phillips, special "of ficer. after a box car robber near Mocks Bottom - on. June 14, waa on trial today In Circuit iudge Kavanaugh's court with his wife and a nursing baby seated beside him. At noon the jury was practically complete. The state had one preemp tory challenge left and the defense had two. "Would the fact that the defendant is married and has a family sway you in returning a verdict?' asked the state's attorney of prospective jurors. "Or -would you be Influenced by the fact that he was a steady -employe of a rftilroad company for IS years." ' v Casey, who was arrested with Burns in Buens rooming house, was found guilty of murder in the. first dejgree by a jury Wednesday. Germans Ready to Flock to America Washington. Nov. 25. 1 1. N. S.) 8ixty-one thousand Germans are await ing entry to the United States as soon as the American consular service in Ger many is set up, it was announced today by Assistant Secretary of Labor Hen-ning. Accused Tongman Released on Bail Hughes -Had Cajial in Mind W H at ' x at at at at Limit of Ditch' 40,000 Tons Joe San, Suey Sing tongman, charged with murder in the first degree for the shooting of a Hop Sing, was released from the county jail this morning by Circuit Judge Morrow on $5000 cash bail. - San is secretary of the Suey Sings and is said by the district attorney's office to carry the tongs checkbook. Cash. Liberty bonds and Thrift stamps were deposited tor the bait Release ef San , on bonds supplied by Allen and Moor of the Golden West hotel was originally asked by John Col lier, attorney for the Suey Sings, but District Attorney Myers refused to give his approval. "In fact" he told the court, "a good enough bond could not be given to cause me to approve the release or a man t charged with murder in the first degree." Jndge Morrow then refused to accept the bond and the cash was raised. By Daila Xawreaee (OrjrUht hs Tha Jovrnal) Washington. Nov. Ji. The real reason fee the proposal of Secretary Hughes sad the American navy that hereafter ae battleships shall be built by any nation larger than Ji.POO tons Is just (priming to the surface. The United States dooa not wish have any battle ships toe large to ge through the Pan ama can at Before the present confer ence) waa convened and the armament raca waa at Its height there waa talk ( ,000 and an.oeo ton battleships to be built by Japan, i This would have been met by the construction of Amer ican battleship of equal aise, but these vessels would have been valuable to the United States only la the Pacific where they would have had to be kept sooat ol the tint. . American naval policy, at least for the present contemplates a fleet divided be tween the Atlantic and the Pad fie and n or tha chief values of U canal la that strategically it gives the United Slates great defensive strength. The dis advantage ot having vessels in the Pa c'fle which must round Cape Horn, waj conspicuously Illustrated in the Spanish- American .war when "Fighting Bob' Kvans made hia memorable trtn from Pacific to Atlantic waters to assist the squadrons off the Cuban coast , CAXAL ADEQUATE 50W The Panama canal is , able at present to accommodate vessels with a displace ment of 40,000 tons comfortably but the engineers who built the ditch did not contemplate the ships-greater than 110 feet in width. There are now vessels aifoai a large as utin so tne Hughes pro posal ai recta only the future. It reads as follows: i "That no capital ship shaU be bftilt in replacement with a tonnage displace ment or more than xa.eoo tons.". - Mr. Hughea gave no reason or aryo- (Cosdeded ea race Seven, Colasm Thraa) The Samson is owned by John Kier nan of Portland and has been engaged in towing lumber barges between the Umpqua river (Reedsport) and San Francisco and San Pedro. She is a wooden tug and was built in this city in 1898. She is 110.4 feet long, 25.4 feet beam and 15.6 feet depth of hold. Her complement calls for 12 men. Girls Comb Paris And Mob Mere Men, Looking for Mates Paris, Nov. 25. (U. P.) Luckless men scurried to cover today when mobs of French girls combed the streets for husbands. - , It waa Saint Catherine's day. the tra ditional time for unmarried French girls who have reached the age of 25 to go out into the highways and pluck their husbands from the pavements. The affair as usual started out as a peaceful parade, but the first good look ing male to appear broke up the pro ceedings and started a riot in his direc tion. It was more violent than usual today, because the ladies completely outnum bered the men, due to war losses. This advantage prevented the men from mak ing any defense and they wer carried off bodily. There was no question of being able to distinguish between the married and unmarried men. "You can tell by the look in their eyes,', one of the girls explained. Investigation of Governor of Porto Rico fs to Be Made Washington, Nov. 25. (L "N. S.) A formal investigation of charges made against E. Mont RellY, governor of Porto Rico, probably will be ordered within a short time, it was seated au thoritatively today. Unless the inquiry develop! new evidence. It is expected the adfninistration will sustain Reily Inasmuch as all charges made against him thus far are considered of a po litical nature. It is understood, how ever, that Reily will be advised by high official-to use more tact in his work in Porto Rico. Reily, whose removal from office has been asked by Porto Rican Resident Commissioner Davffla, called at the White House today. Governor Reily will probably confer with the president Jater in the day, and discuss with tha chief executive . his recent troubles in the island. Reily laid his case before the presi dent this afternoon during- luncheon and a two-hour conference. He refused to state, however, whether he had cleared up the issue with the president He said he would makeno public reply to the accusations made against him. f v -! ' I - J 4 l - (Concluded on Px Six. Cotnma One) ' i,V'si; ' . - - i- . : r fy - vr'-e i Balfour Calls ill IDO'SSON IS NOW RULER OF JAPANESE Crtmn Prince. Hirohito Named Regent of Empire Because of Emperor's Serious- Illness) Youth Faces Weighty Problems By A. L. Bradferd Washington. Nov. I. Crown Prtncw Hirohito has been made regesl of Jspan. Definite decision to name the Xl-year- , , old crown prtnee as the bed of the - Japanese empire has been reached, the principal aedegmtes here wera tdviacdl today. Prince Hirohito is being made regent because hia fdher. the etnperor, la la ' ' such a falling state of health that be caa . j no-longer make any attempt to discharge the duties of ruler of the empire. EIFE10K SEA DEATBj It has been reported that the emperor, '' Toehlhito, has suffered a complete men tal and physical breakdown that his mind Is failing, and his body ta par tially paralysed. Several tlmea be has been declared at the point of death. ' The decision to name Hirohjto recent reached in consultations between the empress and the aldor statesmen ef ' Japan and the crown prince himself. The authority ol the emperor's name -also probably wlQ have to be given to , the appointment The youth assumes office with Japaa in the throes of many important changes. The Japanese monarchy the oldest la the world-Ms being forced gradually to respond ta the spirit of liberalism anJ democracy which is slowly sweeping the empire. EFFECT IX DOTBT Not many days ago Premier Hara. the strong leader or tne Japaneoe govern ment was assassinated. Now Japan ta participating in a groat International conference which probably will strip her fleet of many of its proudest warship. and which, will subject her plana and rtae) dn Wilson H N Capital Gossips Speculate Man's Dea'th Laid To Excitement Over Duck Hunting;Trip Klamath Falls, Or, Nov. 25. Ex citement inspired by duck shooting at Tule lake Wednesday caused the death of 3. W. Banta, 72. . widely known rancher of Dairy, who died while asleep early Thursday morning at the home of Martin Stoehiier at Dairy. Earl Aldrtch accompanied Stoehiier and Banta on the hunting- trip and -occupied the same bed with Banta at the Stoehiier home. " The. body was brought to Klamath Falls by Deputy County. Coroner X A. Towey, where an autopsy performed by Dn T. C Campbell revealed cronic val vular heart troubles Banta is said to have been under high excitement while ened his death. He is survived by hia wife andMoifr Wlihanv both of Chico. Stepfather Is Killed After Punishing Boy Spokane, Wash., Nov. 25. Resenting punishment Robert Ford, aged 17. shot and mortally wounded his stepfather. Charles B. Smith, Monday night, at the Smith farm, near Worley, Idaho, ac cording to reports received from Coeur d'Alene. Ford is in jail at Coeur d'Alene. Idaho. Following the , shooting the youth drew a knife and stabbed tiie fal len man in the back, it la alleged. Longfellow's Last Surviving Son Dies Boston. : Nov. 25. (L N. S.) Ernest Wadsworth- Longfellow, well known' aa an1 artist and the last surviving son of Henry Wadsworth Ixmgfellow, the, poet, is dead here. He celebrated his seven ty-sixth birth anniversary last. Wednea- huntlng. which Is thought to have-hast-1 day. The Materhorn." "Misty Morn- tng and a portrait of hia father were amotsg.. Longfellow's best known works. Craig -and Premier Confer Regarding. Peace in Ireland London. Nov. 25. -(U. P.) Sir James Craig went into conference with Pre mier Lloyd George today to bear the "alternative" proposals of the British premier for Irish peace. Sir James will carry the proposals to Belfast, where they will be placed be fore the Ulster parliament on Monday or Tuesday. Craig was closeted with the premier for an hour. So statement was issued after the meeting was concluded. Craig said he would leave for Belfast tonight Arthur Griffith and the other Sinn Fein delegates to the peace conference were on their way to Dublin today. Washington, Nov. 25. (T. N, S.) Con siderable surprise and a -flood of -speculative gossip was evident in diplomatic circles here today when it became known that the Right Honorable A. J. Balfour, bead of the British delegation to the conference, was received by former President Wilson at his "S" street home a few days ago.' The visit of the veteran English states man marks the first departure" Mr.' Wil son has made fftom- hia- policy of not receiving foreign'' visitors here to attend the conference. ' This policy on the part of the former president waa atributed to his fear that his opponents might raise the cry : of "WUaon meddling" in the conference. ' Marshal Foch, Premier Briand and a number of other distinguished foreign visitors have called at the Wilson home in the last few weeks, but none of them have got further than leaving their cards at the door. ' Balfour, however, was received by the former president in his study and the two had a long and intimate chat it waa learned .-today. . In British quarters the visit of Bal four was described today as being "purely social" Balfour's secretary said that the veteran Briton had called to renew the acquaintaVe begun here in 1917 and extended when the two worked so long together at - the Paris conference. Balfour's visit caused particularly keen speculation in French circles, where it was remarked that Mr. Wilson had not either received Marshal Foch or Premier Briand. ' Mr. Wilson Is known to have reported to intimate friends his Tears of France's imperialistic ambitions" and their possi ble effect on 'the -peace of the world. While still president, he spoke pointedly about "militarists being . In control of France." , .- There waa a great deal of speculation today as to whether Mr. Balfour's visit was not made the occasion for a talk on French politics, as Balfour and Wilson hold distinctly similar views on the matter of France's policy in Europe. HUGHES CONFERS ; WPREIEHT Washington. Nov. ta. TL N. President Harding and Secretary of , State Hughes conferred for half an boor ' this morning on tha course which the Washlngton .conference la taking. . Upon leaving the White House. Secre tary Hugh as said be would sot attend today's cabinet meeting., and went SU rect from the executive offices to the Pan-Americas buUdinc to attend the secret meeting of the committee oa Far Eastern affairs. The secretary of state declined to comment on his oonfereoos with - the president It was Indicated, however, thai officials are net disposed to regard reports of friction as serious. TUCKER D E 1 HITS AT DIVORC E Harding Declines to Abrogate Treaties Washington. Nov. 25. (1 N. & President Harding will not abrogate the commercial treaties with 21 nations re lating to reciprocal shipping agreements, as provided in the Jones merchant ma rine bill, it waa learned at the White House late today. Tha president, it waa learned, has been advised against such action and will so inform . congress. Wood row Wilson when presidenfrefused to abrogate the treaties. Hugo Stinnes Back From London Trip Berlin, Nov. 2S. L, N.J a Hugo Stirmea, Germany's financial and Indus trial leader, returned today, from . his trip to London. No announcement- was mad regarding the results of his visit Persons living outside - of Multnomah county 'who are seeking divorces cannot bring their cases into the circuit courts in this judicial district, according- to an opinion today by Circuit Judge.. Tucker. Judge Tucker gave . this opinion in dismissing the case of F. B. Cox against Frankie Cox. both residents of, Umatilla county. - The circuit courts in Portland have been made a-clearing house for persons from other parts of 'the state who wish to avoid divorce action in their own communities, the Judge said : ' "I do not believe that it is lawful for them to waive venue to bring their cases into another Judicial district Divorce costs should be borne by the home county of the persons seeking di vorces. Furthermore,- when a divorce suit hi begun in a court- in the partici pants own tows the district attorney has some chance to detect collusion." Prominent Capital Social Figure Dies (St rsJUd -Saws.)" New Tori. Nov. ;S William C. Eua- tia, SO, ' prominent - figure in Washington social and diplomatic circles, died of pneumonia in his 'room1 at the Belmont hotel here at t p. tn.. Thursday. He was taken- III five days ago while on bis way from hia farm at - Leesburg. Va to his wife's estate, at P-einbeck-pn-the-Hudsbn. The body Willi be taken to Washington, where the funeral su loee will be.heM Satsrdar. - - -. AUTO IS SMASH ED BY S. P. ELECTRIC Japanese Liberals Urge Giving Up of Korea, Shantung Washington. Nov. 25.' (L N. a) United States senators and uiuainsBUMii today beard two members of the Japaa ess parliajneet7urgs Japaaese evacua tion of Shantung. estabUahment of Korean independence aadwJapsuir se par ticipation tn world disarmament The speakers were the Honorable D. Tagawa and T. U ye hara. the Japanese liberals, here to observe the disarmament conference. Fisherman Drowns In Columbia' River Beaverton. Nov. 85. The Southern Pa cific electric trala. bound for Beaverton, struck an auto truck owned and driven by Frank. Stow of McMinnvllle at the atavia- road crossing this afternoon and C S. McGee.'a passenger on the truck. was seriously injured. McGee's back waa wrenched, his haods wer cut and he was badly bruised. In ternal Injuries are feared. Stow escaped with a bad shaking op. The men ere rushed to Beaverton. where they were given attention by Dr. C U. 4!ason at the station. They will be taken to their homes In McMlr.nville this evening. Stow said that they sere rounding a curve and be did not hear the warning belt . He absolved -the engineer. Clay Dimmy. of blame. The truck waa de molished, E. Bendy was conductor on the train. ' . - Astoria, Nov. 25. A midnight ptsage into tha Calumbia river from the can nery wharf at Altoona, Wash., cost the -life of Chris Hauke. for ! years one f the beet known fishermen oa the towwr Columbia- rtver, late Wednesday night His body waa recovered by grappling Thursday. Hauke had been In tba eaaw nery bunk house with several other flab ermen. Ha stepped -outatde for a mar, ute and a heavy splash told the others or his falL His body did not come to tha surface. Asquith. Pleads for Debt Cancellation Newcastle,- Er., Nov. Zi. (I. N. S.) Revision of tha allied, reparations demands.- cancellation of tbe allies debts and of the continental debts owed Erg land sad removal of all tariff walk, were demanded by former Premier As quith tn his keynote speech before the animal cotrventioa of the Liberal party here today, . - Senator Capper Commends The Journal ' "When yon urge the business men of Portland to cooperate with the farmer and provide him .with credit for handling his grain and help him to get it to market on a, profitable basis you are speaking not only In behalf of the produc ers but you are rendering a great service to business fit general." writes Senator Arthur Capper et Kansas In a letter to The Journal. Aa editorial written on the sub ject by Senator Capper for Th i Journal will appear Sunday oa the editorial page. State Road Map Ft Motorists s For the Information and eon venlence, of motorists, s large road map of Orecon. showing the loca tion of the principal high wars sad those which sre paved, will be the front cover feature of The Sunday Journal Automotive Section next Sunday. , ' ... :. j ;." ; - r v i 2 - - -1'