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VOL. XX. NO. 268. V .
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1922. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS
o mams news
In Meeting World Crisis,
Pending Genoa Conference,
New French Government
and Its Fiery Premier,
y David Lawrence-
HAYS 10 QUIT
CABINET TO GO
To Be King of the Movies
WILL HAYS, postmaster general in President Harding's
cabinet, who, it was announced today by the White
House, has definitely decided to quit the cabinet for the
job il mediator between the public and the movies. His friends
say he is doing it for the moral uplift opportunity it affords.
Others suggest the $150,000 a year salary cuts some figure..
ICoprrlsht, 132. b TU JjOrr.il)
Washington. Jan. 14 Kor the first
tlma alrvra Vie European war u French
cabinet crlsla haa a direct bearing on the
f - ' m-m;-t ,'.' policies of the United
! ' Htates government.
and while It may
cm paradoxical to
ay It, the truth Is
sympathy with ttia
outgoing p r a m I a r.
Brland, la coupled
with an optimistic
expectation that his
r I ; na 1 1 o n will
prova th mot bene
ficial thins that
haa happened In the
tlon In three years.
Th United 8tatea government haa re
trained from expressing Itself on the
subject of Kuro pea n reparallona. yet It
waa watchlnc with anxious eye the
.continuous anlplng behind the back of
Premier Brland, and It Knew that no
pro arte could Ml made in Kurope until
there waa a ahowdown between the cx
trrmiata represented by Polncsre, Foch
and the military crowd who want to
force Germany to pay the exaggerated
figures railed for by the reparations
agreement thud far and the moderates.
who believe world reconstruction hinges
upon a conciliatory policy and a shaving
down of the reparation obligations.
The ahowdown ha come at last. Few
uWclala here bnlleve Premier Brland
waa In the wrong when hn resigned. To
have kept up negotlatis.:! while there
alwaya loomed up behind him the po
litical backfire of hi opponents waa
simply to keep Europe In an unsettled
atata and make the forthcoming Genoa
"lnrerenca on economic affairs of doubt
Tha general opinion In official circles
here-la that eventually Brland will be
Indicated, but that It may take time for
the new party In power In Franca to
come around to hla viewpoint The pro
illrllon la that tha Polncare party will
cither fall at I la taak and compel Brland
to be called to power again or that the
facts of .tha' European altuallon will
radually forra lolncar to adopt a pol-;
Icy virtually tha same aa that propoaad"
Cllfllfl CLEAR AIR
Which ever way It turna out, the
judgment here la that tha cabinet crisis
la Fram-p clears tha air a ad enda tha
(Ctmchxi! an I'm Two. Column Two I
Both President Harding and Post
master General Make Announce-
, ment of Early Resignation;
Contract Is Yet to Be Signed.
y wnilae. Ceek
I'arta. Jan. 14. (I. N. 8.) Fresh op-
poaltlon from political foea further re
tsrded tha effort a of Raymond Polncare
to form 1t new cabinet today In auccea
aion to tha resigned Brland ministry. It
waa learned this afternoon that only
three man had definitely accepted port
Lloyd Oaorge arrived here from
Cannes this morning and an Interview
haa been arranged between tha British
premier and Polncare at tha British em-
baaay at 4 o'clock.
Although Polncare la not yet offl
clalry head of the French government
ha deal red an Immediate understanding
' with Lloyd George concerning decisions
taken at the supreme council confer
The declalona of the supreme council
aa to tha Genoa conference, taken be
fore tha downfall of the Brland govern
ment following the premier's unexpected
and dramatic resignation, will stand,
members of the council voted before
leaving Cannes. This includes tha Genoa
Polncare, however, headed a group
which, when It constituted the opposi
tion, objected to meeting tha Russians.
Washington. Jan. 14. (U. P.) Post
master General Will IL Hays today an
nounced his Intention of resigning from
President Harding's cabinet to become
me "movie king of the United Statute.
L'pon the highest authority the United
Press learned today that Senator Harry
New, Indiana, very probably will suc
ceed Hays an postmaster general.
Official announcement of his lnten
non waa maae dv jiays Iollowinir a
conference at the White House thla
morning in which President Harding
reluctantly acquiesced to the postmas
ter general s leaving the Cabinet.
Hays, the first member to drop out
of the official family, becomes head of
the National Association of the Motion
Picture Industry, representing virtually
all the largest film producers In the
SIMILAR TO LADIS JOB
The new .office bears somewhat the
same relation to the motion picture
industry, now tho fourth largest indus
trial enterprise in the nation, that Judge
K. M. Land Is' position doea to organized
Following the conference at the White
lloune Hays and Harding both issued
statements, but no mention was made
when the resignation would become ef
Hays' statement said:
"With the president's consent. I have
oeciaeu to undertake the work sug
gested by the motion picture producers
and .distributors. No contract has been
executed yet. I am assuming, of course,
that a satisfactory contract will b pos
sible and one which will make certain
carrying out the high purposes .icon-
templated for this great industry. -
HARDIXG PRAISES HATS I
President Hardlna- exDresaed his, re
gret at having Hays retlra fromlthe
cabinet, "where he haa already made so'
fine a record.
The presidents statement follows:
"The poatmaater rneral" and r'have
been discussing at considerable length
tha proposal which haa been made to
him to become the head of a national as
sociation of motion picture producers
and distributors. If the arrangement
proves to be, wnei the details are
worked out. what If seems to be, I can
not wetl interpose any objection to Mr.
Hays retiring from the cabinet to take
up a work o Important. It la too great
an opportunity for a helpful public serv.
Jtce for him to refuse. 1 shall be more
than aorry to have him retire from the
cabinet, where he has already made so
fine a record, but we have agreed to
look upon the situation from the broad
eat viewpoint and seek the highest pos
WILL QUIT POLITICS
In accepting the offer, which he haa
7 i i
Aar i " :
s '- ' r
Man Found Guilty of Killing Joe
Briggs on Slough Farm Also
Fined $200; Plea for Leniency
Is Made; Will Appeal Verdict
TO 5 YEARS AGAINST BOOZE
Ed Breahears, slayer of Joe Briggs,
will spend the next five years In the
penitentiary and pay a fine of ,200 un-
lesa an appeal he will take to the su
preme court releases him from that sen
tence, pronounced thla morning by Cir
cuit Judge Morrow, following Breahears'
conviction on a charge of manslaughter.
Judge Morrow refused to grant a pa
role as recommended by ' the Jury in
the case, despite a showing that Breah
ears is a man of family and that hU
home life was extremely happy and well
ordered, and that Mrs. Bresheara and
three children may suffer through his
Breshears and Briggs quarreled at.
the former's farm on the Columbia
slough, near the mouth of the Willam
ette river, on. November 15, when
Briggs attempted to return to Bresh
ears some apples he had bought and
which he declared he could not sell.
Bresheara is said to have concluded the
quarrel by shooting Briggs from am,
"It is lamentable," said Judge Mor
row in reading the sentence, That a
man who has reached Brashears' age
should not have gained control of hla
temper. The only explanation for this
crime is an ugly temper. The only pos
sible excuso for a parole would be a
feeling f sympathy for the wife and
three children, who will be made to Buf
fet for Brashears' apparently sincere
love for hla family. But if we enter
upon that ground there would be no
convictions of men of family."
M. B. Meacham and Tom Garland
pleaded for leniency for Breshears, the
former saying that it was a duty of so
ciety to maintain this family intact He J
pointed out the honorable and straight
forward character of the slayer. Gar
land announced an appeal to the su
pi erne court, and a bond will be fixed'
by the court -so that B roe hear may be lib
erated in, the meantime.
Jails and Fines Ineffective in
Halting Traffic, Dry Director
Declares ; Abatement Proceed
ings Against Building Planned.
SPEED OF DEATH
CAR IS DE
TO ME TEMPLE
Charred Body and
Bottles Are Found'
Centralis. Wuh, Jan. 14. A charred
body, a pair of logger boots and two
tottlea of moommlne. found thla morning
by two trampa in the old stockyards
north of Centralla, tall tha story of a
tragedy Friday night. Two Seattle
pawn shop tickets were tha only identi
fying articles with which to trace the
name of the victim, who had evidently
lain down beside a bonfire. Police be
lieve that they will be able to find the
person who sold the moonshine.
t . . st at
"Cage Brute," Woman's Plea
"Help! crieil Poetmaster John M.
Jonaa thla morning when, upon opening
hla mail, ha discovered four "matrimo
Thla can't go on." declared the post
maator. "Why. it la absurd. I can't
have all theaa people coming to me for
huebands and wlvea. I'll try and get
thee- persona together and then I'll
. At present the men wanting wives are
In exoeaa efthe women wanting hua
banda Previous to this morning' mail
Jonaa waa called at hla home Friday
algat by a nan who wanted the name
and addraae of the woman who applied
to him a few day ago. Jones told him
that aha had been supplied, but that he
would help him out if he had any more
-CAUE HIM IJt rLrjA
Latter No. t this morning was from a
woman who haa loat faith In mankind.
Her letter bore a ante of cynicism.
"When yon find an honest-to-Uod"
man who supports hla wife, and ahe
doe hla cooking, who keeps hia wife as
hla , only sweetheart cage the brute !"
ah wrote, "Hang a sign on the cage.
Tha laat of the apeciea,' and charge 10
. renta admlaalon. Toor fortune "will be
made! Find the man that Is all that
The Rev. Thomas Jefferson VlUers,
had under consideration for more than D- D- LLfc D- Pastor of the First Bap
a month. Hays will absolutely divorce tiist church of Detroit, Mich., has ac
hlmaelf from politic the work In which
f'vJr."'"1 " Vlf0rU,,y f0F th8 laJ,t White Temple Baptist church df Port-
lOUT years. I 1 na on Mt, tn nHA U.-.h
Hays announced definitely he had de- , ,, " , ,t, .fct.
.!wi?l! H-V W.-'itb-n.rchTirman
. ? , , ", """lor the pulpit committee-
v ... i - ...
tier of acceptance follows.", said j the
wire.' ' ' ; '','...
Thla wire 'is regarded aa one of the;
most welcome bita of news the White
Temple has had in many months,' as
the church has been striving for a pastor,
ever since' Dr. W. A. Waldo :left. . )
Dr V Ultra la. one of th 'ut!tandiriT
ministers rn the Baptist church;' and the!
fact that he is-leaving a larger church In!
Detroit to accept the Portland call Is
gratifying to local Baptists. ' '
Among the pastorates Dr. VUlera haa
held are First church. Gloucester, Mass.;
First church. Syracuse, N. T. : First
church. Indianapolis, Ind. ; .Peddle Me
morial church. Newarlc N. J. ; and First
church,. Detroit. ... . ... , ' ' '
He has been president of the American
Baptist Foreign Mission . society , Indi
ana Baptist convention ; trustee of Roch
ester' Theological -seminary : member Of
the board of mahagera of the American
Baptist Home' Mission society ; chairman
af the committee on evangelism' of the
Northern- Baptist,' conventions Chairman
of the committee .on, standardizing Xhe
Baptist ministry ; "vice president -o the
Northern Baptist convention ; director of
religious work of the , Y. M. C A, at
Camp. Mc Arthur, Texas, in 1917. and
president of the Detroit Baptist union.
By Fmt U. Bartholomew
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 14. (U. P.)
After long hours of deliberation, a jury
today remained ; undetermined whether
or ' not to seat responsibility for the
famous "midnight' murder" of John Bel
ton Kennedy upon the slight, rounded
shoulders of Arthur C. Burch, son of an
Illinois minister. .
The jury was 6aid to stand ten for
conviction -and--two for- aoquMtal at the
tlma it waa locked in at 10 o'clock last
niebt ' "
It was rumored that Mrs. . T v& De
Mott and Mra.- W. W.-Swetland. two of
ten women who are on the Jury, are
standing1 for acquittal' i- '
VAt the time 'the 'jury, waa iretlred for
dinner last: night, , Mrs. De Mott and
Mrs, ' Swetlandj who have been seated
far apart in the jury box, entered the
courtroom. . first. . They were , rm . in
arm, faces flushed aa if - from heated
argument. ' Other members of the jury
were several paces behind.
remains to be done. - I hope you will
have success, but have, my doubts if
there is any of the species left living."
letter No. I carried a strain of near
' TWO WANT WITES
"I am sending you my application in j
case you find an extra husband or job," i
ran the pitiful appeal, which went on to
say how ahe. had worn out her . shoes
looking for work, but did not even get
a chance, that she had obtained her
food from the fruit boxes in front of
the stores and that she needed a square
"I am going to slip this in your mail
box when no one is looking." she wrote,
"because I have not a postage stamp. I
would be glad to take either a job or
-husband, but whatever it si. won't you
pirase nurry li. Because 1 cannot go
much farther thia way. If ft waa not for
what little pride I have left, I know 1
would be begging on the streets - right
Hopes for her were contained in the!
oiner two letters. One was from a saw
mill worker in a small town who haa 35
acres of berry land and a 4-room house,
and who wanted a companionable wife.
The other waa rrotn an ex-service man
who haa his own home and a good job
which he la willing to share with so roe-one.
By Grain Growers
Chicago. Jan.. 14. (tT.:P.) Suspension
of J. M. Anderson, St. Paul. Minn., as
first vice president of the United States
Grain Growers, Inc.. waa announced here
today by the executive offices of the
corporation. . Anderson, who la president
of tha -Equity Co -Operative Exchange,
was also suspended as chairman of the
aalea committee by the growers and
authority to act aa Nortbweat sales
agent was withdrawn.' -s
Dramatic stories of how Nan Johnson,
pretty young woman on trial in Circuit
Judge Kavanaugh s court, ran down and
killed Donald Foster, 8, were told by
eye witnesses or we tragedy, ctiieo to
the witness stand Friday afternoon. No
session of the trial was held today. The
state has a few more witnesses to call
Frederick Silversparre, rnotormnn on
a Missiasiippi avenue car. said that
when he was 200 feet north of the inter
section of Mississippi avenue and Shaver
street, an automobile with two women
in it sipped past him, south bound. Re
alizing that a car was due to emerge
from Shaver street at that moment, he
brought his car to a halt and opened
the door to look out. He did so just In
time to see the automobile leap from
the street to the curbing, scatter pedes
trians and smash into a building.
Silversparre said the automobile was
going between 25 and 30 miles an hour.
P. P. Lecoyer, motorman on the car
that emerged from Shaver street, said
that when he was half way across the
intersection the automobile ran over
the streetcar's fender, bounced to the
curbing and hit th front of the real
estate office on the comer, where
pinned Donald Foster against the wall.
Other eye-witnesses estimated the
speed of the car at between 20 and 3
miles an hour.
Deputy District Attorney Crumpacker
caled li witnesses Friday afternoon-
Dan Powers and Frank Swope. for the
defense, will call their first witnesses
After aeveral months' endeavor to elim
inate illicit liquor traffic In North End
pool halls, cafea and aoft drink estab
lishments. Federal Prohibition Director
Dr. Joseph A. Llnville haa concluded
that fines and jail sentencea are ineffec
Following a conference Friday with
United States Attorney Lester W. Hum
phreys. Dr. Llnville decided to bring
tniennni proceedings in we ivoem t
court against all places in which liquor
is sold, and endeavor to close up tha
planes entirely. Such action waa taken
recently against a leading hotel in Kan
sas City. Mo., and the federal Judge
closed the hostelry for one year, accord
ing to a copy of the court'a opinion aent
here by Federal Prohibition Cotnmls
LISTED AS SCI8A5CE
"The Volstead act." said Dr. Llnville,
"provides that any room, house, build
ing, boat, vehicle, structure or place
where Intoxicating liquor la manufac
tured, sold, kept or bartered may be
declared a common nuisance. Any per
son who maintains such a -nuisance may
be fined a maximum of 11000 or be Im
prisoned not more than one year, or
both. If the owner haa knowledge or
believes his property is occupied or being
used for the manufacture or sale of
liquor contrary to law, and suffers the
same to be continued, such property
shall be subject to a lien and may be -sold
by the government to pay all finea
and costs assessed against tha person
guilty of maintaining the nuisance.
Hereafter suits will be instituted to
abate such nuisances. If it Is made to
appear by affidavit or otherwise to the
satisfaction of the court that such trai
nee exists, a temporary Injunction will
be issued restraining the defendant from
conducting or permitting the continu
ance of such nuisance until the conclu
sion of the -trial. . . uj V
COIT MATT CLOS.K 7LACES.
"If the placw'is proved a nuisance tha
court may -order that the property ana
building shall not b used or occupied for
on year thereafter.
Before starting on the new campaign'
Dr. Un villa -desires to give all building
owners opportunity to inspect their
premises and nee if the prohibition law
is being violated.
I am giving this Information to the
public through the press, said Dr. Lin,
vitle. "so that building owners may pro
tect themselves from financial loss by
evicting undesirable tenants and by ex
ercising greater care in executing leases
in the future."
For $i: a week. Mrs. France Krum.
61 years old. baa been scrubbing floors
at the New Postofflce building, begin
ning her back-breaking, labors at 3:10
o'clock in the morning'. Out of the 112
she has been trying to support herself
arid her paralytic husband and pay for
doctors' bills and buy medicine.
1 But early this morning he had no
money to buy the medicine so sorely
needed. As she scrubbed and swept ah
worried over thia lack until, in dusting
about one of the offices, her rag brushed
over a cash drawer.
In the drawer ahe found Now
the medicine could be bought. But
PostofQca Inspectors Welter and Ten
nant said they aaw her take the 13.S&.
United States Commissioner Kenoetb
Fraaer issued a-warrant and tha United
States marshal formally arrested her.
Fraaer did not send her to Jail, how
ever, but let her go pending the trial
when she offered a 1500 bond secured
by her little home.
In the usual course of the law, Mrs.
Krum will be tried and. If found guilty.
wtil be imprisoned.
United States Attorney Lester W
Humphreys, paced the floor In his of
fice this morning ss he told the story.
Ana some people say th life of a
prosecutor Is always happy." he said.
"But I'm sworn to uphold the laws of
the government. Sometimes I wish I
had pardon power."
An attorney who happened to be in
the office, and who mother also had
to go to work after passing her half
century, said. "And to think that this
government of mine can afford to pay
a woman only SIS a week for going to
work at half paat three In the morning.
UNIVERSE OF ALL
NATIONS IS URGED
HI NARY, STANFIELD
ormer German Leased Territory,
Acquired During War. Is to Be
Returned t Without Reservation
As Soon as Shantung Is Settled'
By Carl Grt .
Washington. " Jan. 14 U. . pi)Th
Japanese agreed today upon th smeoa-
ditional return of Dm former Cermet
kamd territory. Klao-Chaw, to China, aa
soon as th Shantung question is sal
tied and an agrewnaat thereon hiuia
operative, it was stated, when th Saaa-
tung negotiations coaferenc la cos-
At th same Urn th J a panes agreed
ta surrender all doenmrnts and raeacda
necessary to th Chin for s dm la later
tog th territory.
Only minor details remain to be cleared
up before negotiations over transfer ef
th Shantung railway are rwaumed. Both
sita expect this resumption warty oast
Th Shantung situation looks "bright.
It was stated la high conferwwee ctrctes.
IS SOLD TO II. P.
Test Case Is to Be
Made of Denver's
Denver. Colo..1 Jan. 14. (U. P.)
Whether the city has th right to bar
the sal of so-called ."smut" magazines
probably will be found In the courts
here. Members of the ' Women's ' Cooperative-league
recently prevailed on
city, officials to stop the sale ef alleged
risque publications. ,
'- Publishers of - one of the ' magazines
have- retained counsel her and have
announced their - Intention , to carry the
case to. the supreme court, if necessary,
hi an effort ' to prove their contention
that the city has no right to tell news
dealers what publications they may sell.
Ford Puts Offer"
Up to Congress
Washington. Jan. 14. L X. S.) Con
tent to "rest his case with congress,"
Henry Ford wilt leave Washington late
today for Buffalo, without holding fur
ther - conferences with government of
ficials regarding this offer, t, take over
and operate the ' government's nitrate
plant at Muscle Shoals, Ala., f
Former TJ. S. Senator
J. H. Millard Is Dead
Halted by Court
Construction work on the new Con
gregational church at East Thirty-first
and Mason streets was stopped Friday
afternoon -.by a temporary restraining
order issued by Presiding Circuit Judge
Edith D. Morrison filed suit in circuit
court claiming that the Alameda Park
district, where the church is going up.
ts a high class residential district and
that to build a church in thia high class
district is a violation of building re
strictions. The plaintiff is said to be
supported by many Alameda Park resi
The temporary injunction was issued
on motion of the plaintiff. The motion
for a permanent injunction will be heard
by Judge Tucker some time next week.
Washington. Jan. 14. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
Tha Newberry kettle continues to boil
with every indication that the end is'
Today several senators who were on
the firing line issued statements, and
among those who made explanations of
their vote for Newberry were McNary
and Stan field, who collaborated in the
following Joint statement :
"We voted to seat Senator Newberry
for the reason we believe he had no
knowledge of, or participation in, the
excessive expenditure of money in the
campaign. The senator appeared on the
senate floor and made a full and com
plete denial of knowledge of, or partici
pation in, the large expenditure and we
were impressed with his candor and
honesty. We gave very careful atten
tion to arguments on both sides and
after thoughtful consideration of the rec
ords in the case reached the conclusion
that Senator Newberry should retain his
seat. In cast frig our votes for Senator
Newbery we did not condone, but to 'the
contrary strongly deprecate large and
wasteful expenditures of money in po
Possibility of securing for Portland a
proposed lnternatiopaLunlveralty, to be
supported by appropriations from the
governments of the great commercial
nation a, was discussed at a conference
of officials of the City club following
a luncheon speech by D. Tagawa, mem
ber of the Japanese parliament, at the
Multnomah hotel at noon today. Taga
wa arrived here from San Francisco
this morning on his way hoen from
the dixarmamerit conference at-Washington.
Th International university was pro
posed by Tagawa as a means of estab
lishing a setter undarstaadirg and more
friendly relations between various coun
tries.' tn a speech at Washington, li.
Ashley Ely, was a' member of tha aa
dlence and asked tagawa to-' tome id
Portland and present his idea at a
meeting of the City club.
Tagawa Is n well known progressive
leader in Japan. More than a year ago
he presented a bill in the Japanese par
liament inviting foreign - governments
to confer with the Japanese on a pro
posed disarmament policy. The bill waa
defeated but agitation against militar
ism waa continued by Tagawa and hit
adherents and he was sent to Wash
ington as an observer In the Interest of
a large following of Japaneae. .
"The conference at Washington was
a most Important step leading toward
universal peace, Tagawa stated, "and
the program outlined for handlii.g In
ternational problems of -countries bor
dering the Pacific Is far-reaching In its
benefits. Open discussion of these prob
lems is bound to lead to a better under
standing of the apparently conflicting
ambitions among the aggressive nations
involved and through this understand-
Concluded ea Par Two. Cottuaa Six)
Another Drop to 27
Temperatures dropped snMher notch
this morning with the continuance of
east wlnda and the thermometer at the
weather, bureau station atood at X7 de
grees at 8 o'clock. The east winds are
bringing an edge of the cold wave which
has struck Eastern Oregon and Idaho.
; Pocatello, with a temperature ef 4 be
low aero, was tne coiaest place tn the
country- Continued fajr weather ia pre
dicted by the bureau.
Purchase of the Walla Walla Valley
railroad from the WaMa Walla VaUey
Railroad company by th Northwesters
Improvement company, a mbaMuut or ,
ganlsatlon of th Norlherw rnelfW Hall
way company, was consummated today
st a meeting In th offices of Guy Tal- .
bot, president of th Walla Walla com
pany. Tn purcaas price was not announced.
Announcrsnent of the purr ha se waa
made by Judge George T. Raid, aastwt
ant to th president of th Northern Pa
cifVc who said that operation of the
rail .line would . continue very much a -
a! present with th loanagesneat )ocaJ .
Used to Walla WaUa. no extetuooua
are planned, according to Judge ReML' 4
Through tho purchase of thia Una. iLe
Northern Pacific hvcivea another direct
entry tnlc Oregon.'' Th'WaIla Walla
valley road ts an electrl line and ex ,
tends from Walla Wails, -ehere tt con
nects with th Northern Pacific end O
W. R A N.. to Mil too and rreewaier la
Oregon, The line "Is 14 rail In length.
Most of the bojlnea of th Una haa bea
controlled by the Northern Pacific for ;
several years. "' " -
Following the transfer tf th proper 1
ty. the foUowia officers were elected-
President. Oeonre T. Reid. ' Tacoma,
vice president, Ouy - Talbot. Portland :
vice president. John H. Pedlge, Walla
Walla : secretary and- auditor, K. A ska
void, Tacoma; treasurer. C K Cay
lord. Tacoma. and gwrteral xaanagar, C
a Walters. Wana walla.
The former organisation which eon
trolled this railroad waa Talbot, preeU '
dent: John A. LaUng. vice president and
general attorney ; W altars, general man .
ager; George K. Xevtaa. secretary-treaa-urer
: J. K Martin, traffic maaager :
H. M. Schooineld. chief anginwer ; W. M.
Oalvanl. property and .tax agent, and
P. J. Kean. purchasing agent.
Judge Reld waa accompanied t Port
land by Askeveld. who Is aodtlsr of
the Northwestern ' Improvement com-,
pany. to arrange' the details of the trans- .
fer. ! ,.- i
Wishes of Harding
Washington. Jan. 14. (L N. 3.) Dis
regarding the expressed wishes of ad
ministration leaders, the senate finance
committee today agreed to report to
the senate on Monday the administra
tion bill to provide sneana for funding
the llL000.0Ot.0vw Indebtadjvess of for
eign governments to the United Stale.
Omaha. Jan.' 14. (L N. S.) Joseph
H. Millard, former United States senator
and veteran Nebraska banker. Is dead
at his home here today of heart disease-
He was' born in Canada S5 years -ago.
Rain and Unsettled
Weather for Coast
Washington. : : Jan. 14. U-. . P.
Weather forecast for period January 16
to Zl inclusive: Pacific states Unset
tied weather, and. probable rains.' Nor
To Murdering His
Former Farm Hand
N. Y. Society Woman
Revives Gossip by
Attending 'Red' Ball
New York. Jan." 14. (L N. S.) Mrs.
Lydlg Hoyt. who gave New York's "400"
one .shock by turning movie actress,
furnished it with another sensstion for
gossip today by her appearance last
night at a ball given by the "Liberator,"
the magazine of the radicals,
, Other social - notables, public of Cctala
and literary celebrities Joined with New
York's leading "Red" Greenwich Village
revelers in defying the Friday 13 jinx
and ma kins; it one of the gayest nights
in the history of the metropolis.
Madison. Wis, Jan. 14. (U. P.)
Hart we 11 Farwell, 49. wealthy farmer,
confessed today to murdering Philip
Houston, whose charred body was found
in a burning haystack near Portage.
The confession was made to news
paper men in the Madison Jail.
Houston and Farwell had many dif
ficulties. Houston wss formerly em
ployed by Farwell and claimed the
latter owed him several dollars. Far-
well also objected to a love affair be
tween bis sister and Houston.
Woman, 60, Hikes to Free Son
K at . at at at. at
Carrying Plea to President
Of Portland Industry
A survey of Portland's varied
Industry furnishes a genuine sur
prise. It Is the purpose of the in
dustrial pace of The Journal, pub
lished every Saturday, to discuss
Interesting phases of the city's in
dustrial activity. The reader's at
tention Is 'invited to this feature,
which will be found today oa
B CnJt-nal Serrkw) .
Dayton. Ohio. Jan. 14. Footsore, tat
tered and showing plainly the effects of
her long bike from Sioux City. Iowa.
Mrs. Mary Anderson. SO. out from Day
ton today on the last lap of her Journey
to Washington to see President Harding
and Intercede with him for th release
of her son. Joe. a veteran of she world
war. gassed in the mlgbty battles fought
In the Argonne forest, who Is now serv
ing two yea re In Leavenworth prison as
a deserter from the United States army.
"I knew Florence Harding when alia
was circulating manager of the presi
dent's paper, the Marlon Star, years
aao." Mrs. Anderson said as she started
out her mother's heart undaunted: "I
know that If I can get to see her ahe
will see that I reach the president, and
when be bears my story and checks up
Joe's record I know that Justice will be
Mrs. Anderson sdded that her son Joe
was at one time a carrier boy on a Star
route in Marion. When the United 8tates
entered the wsr, Joe. she says, did not
wait for tha draft, but volunteered. A
brother. John, was killed to the Argonne.
Here Joe was gassed end returned as an
invalid to the United State.
Be recuperated, she says, at her home
in 'Iowa and then re-enlisted and waa
assigned to the coast artillery at
BrewrsrvrUe. Texas. A return attack or
the gas got him, and he was granted
leave to go home. On'th way .fee
stopped at Denver, where be was entered
as a patient at the military hospital only
Later be went 1 Fort D. A. ntaasetl
and reenlisted under the nam of John-.
E. Wilson. ...
Meanwhile the authorities at the Dea
rer military boapHaJ entered bias on the
rolls aa a deserter, and while, earring
st Fort Russia he was. tried on this
charge and given hla prison terse.
XOTXEsV without rciM :
The mother, believing her sea has
only a Short tlma t live.-and waotUng .
him again to breathe the air with hla :
name cleared from the stain, undertook
the long walk to Wasfcingtoa frona Iowa.
She lacked rends to tBwxhe th trip other
wise, she toM asthontiee here wbe
talked to her. and she was as wining ta
accept the bounty of strangers wb vol
unteered te pay her way.
Letters to the president ahe declared
had been answered "Referred to the '
I know the president has a big. warm .
heart." she eaid, as she started east- -ward.
"If I can reach him with say
plea, be'a. give Jos a chanoa to go tseene
with me. and that's . all I a. I va
given two boys to the roeotry, hut 1
have ' no regrets only 1 want J a "
to die at home, not rn that gloomy
prison at Le wen worth."
; ' "HER OWN WAY," an Engaging Romeunce -- A; CHAPTER A DAY --iln1 The Journal Beginning NEXT MONDAY
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