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If All Here and If All True
FINANCE BoaiueBB is of vital con
cern to every reader. Thus It is that
The Journal's business news pages are
the most comprehensive of any pub
lished in Portland. -
If a All Here and All True
WEjLifHJCR' Tonight v Had v Wednes-'
day. far, northwesterly winds,'
" MaxJraulm temperatures Monday t '
Portland- j. .. . , ...5iNew.- Orleans 3
Boise ..i. ...... S4I New York ......4
Los Angeles. . ..78JSt. .Paul . ,
VQjL. XX. NO. 123.
t Pfwtofflf , Portland. Orein
Entered a Second-dais Matter
Olcott Gets Additional Ballot
i in East Gervais Precinct, Only
Error Found in Recount of
Votes in 10 Precincts Named
Salem. Aug-. 1. Governor Olcott this
morning profited by the first error
found in the primary election recount
of ballots for MariOn eounty precincts,
When the court ordered one ballot
which had been marked for both Hall
and White thrown out and admitted
a ballot evidently rejected by the elec
tion board which had been doubly
marked for' Olcott. The revised figures
for the precinct, East Gervais, grave
Olcott 53, Hall 1-C The election board's
figures gave Olcott 62, Hall 15.
The error was one of only two which
have been found in the 10 ..precincts
counted since yesterday. Nine of the
142 irregularities alleged by the Hall
forces in these precincts have been re
vealed by the check, and the feeling
that the whole contest proceeding will
fizzle out is hourly recoraing stronger.
The charges of Illegal; voting In each
of the precincts, which' will necessitate
the calling of -witnesses, yet remain to
come, .but the irregularities in the
count of election boards have not been
proven, unless the action of the elec
tion judges in counting one ballot
: tlttown out by the court this morning
' may be classed as one of the alleged
In East Mt Angel precinct one vote
was thrown out because Olcott's name
and ballot number had been written in
but no cross marked between either the
printed or written names and numbers.
At the noon recess the figures of the
recount showed Olcott had gained one
and lost one. while Hall had lost one
without evening up by a 'single gain.
Confusion among the attorneys and
members of the counting board and
assistants resulted ' in an extra count
or two for Halt while the Englewood
precinct was being recounted, but - a
comparison with the official tally
sheet and a private recheck by Attor
neys Bowerman and Collier revealed
. the mistake and the official result was
In East Gervais, where it was al
, fceged two votes had been erroneously
- counted, for Olcott, one had. been cast
" for Olcott on a. Democratic ballot and
where seven votes had been tallied for
Olcott in excess of the number of bal
lots cast, the recount gave Olcott a
sain of one and Hall a loss of one by
an - order Of the court admitting a
ballot which had been doubly marked
tor Olcott, and the elimination of the
ballot of one voter who had voted for
both Hall and White. The ' recounted
total for the precinct gave Olcott 63,
Hall 14. As the ballot box was being
repealed. Attorney C'Ren gave notice
that it would again be required when
te charges of illegal .voting in that
precinct were entered (into. He an-
( Concluded on Pare Two iColnm:. Three.)
Bend. . Aug. 1. A wave- of water
4 three feet deep and SO feet long com
pletely covering the road and eoctend-
tag Into the timber on either side, fol
lowing a cloudburst Monday evening,
' , almost engulfed James Smith and three
passengers in Smith's .car on their way
from La Pine to BeJ"d on The Dalles-
California highway.
f - , The car s progress was halted and it
J Was badly soaked. Deep holes were
corn in liic lugjiway auu iiucu wim
debris. There was very little rainfall
In Bend.
D emocratic Solon
Terms- Tariff Bill
'Damnable Measure'
Washington. Aug. 1. (L ??. S.)-f
Parliamentary reserve that usually
characterizes senate, debate was cast
to the winds this afternoon in a slash
ing Democratic attack upon the pend
ing tariff MIL
? Senator ' Simmons, Democrat, of
North Carolina, in an unusually ve-
hement attack on the measure, de
scribed if as "a profiteering plunder
bund, damnable measure," The de
bate hmged upon Bilk 'schedules.
Administration' leaders swept aside
all opposition, . however, on the first
- vote, defeating by 23 to 35, an attempt
to reduce the rate on thrown silk, not
more advanced than singles. The com-
. mtttee'rate of 25 per cent ad valorem,
was then adopted without a record
yote. j
Liquor Car Driver
- Shot by Federal
Officer at Baker
- Baker, Or.. Aug. L T.. R. Wilson is
In the hospital here today with a bul
let wound in the left lest and about
a fifty-fifty chance of undergoing am
putation. Wilson was stopped by of-
V -fleers on the street at tHO last eve
' ning in bis car. He struck two of the
! officers as he jumped from the car
. apd ran down the street.
A., special federal ffkjer, one of the
men whom he struck, followed Wilson,
firing two shots; i the air, and,. when
.he refused to stopj with the third shot
. hit' him in the tefij leg.
t . In Wilson's car 200 bottles of liquor
,1, were found, , said to be high-grade
goods from over the. Canadian border.
3 States'
Kansas City, Mo, Aug. 1. (U. P.)
Voters swarmSed to the polls today to
decide important questions in the state
primaries in Missouri. Kansas and
Early balloting was especially heavy,
according to first reports, and indica
tions were that an unusually large
vote would be cast in the three states.
The day dawned clear and"bright anfi
predictions were for fair weather.
k Attention of the country centered on
the senatorial fight in Missouri where
Senator James A. Reed and Brecken
ridge Long are seeking the Democratic
nomination. The voters' verdict was
expected to show whether a revolt, sim-
ilar to the Iowa, Pennsylvania and In
diana upsets, is on in the Democratic
The industrial court law was an is
sue in the Republican gubernatorial
rrtmary in Kansas. Pred Knapp open
ly opposed the court and was backed by
labor. W. Y. Morgan governor Al
len's favorite, was the only aspirant
giving the law unqualified indorsement.
Other candiadtest were pledged to make
modifications. Democrats were inter
ested only in local issues..
( By L'litTenal Serrlee)
Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. L The
hottest political campaign in the his
tory of the state came to a whirlwind
finish last night, with all candidates
claiming a majority of the 600,000 votes
expected to be cast at today's pri
maries. The; three-cornered fight for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination
between R. H. Wilson, superintendent
of public instruction, Mayor J. C. Wal
ton of Oklahoma City and Judge
Thomas C. Owen has completely over
shadowed all other developments of the
campaign. ,
Wilson hias the indorsement of the
Ku Klux Klan. In pamphlets distrib
uted over the state Sunday, and in
newspaper advertisements today, the
klan, addressing a message to "all lov
ers of . law and order," indorsed 29
Democratic candidates for the state
offices, with Wilson heading the list.
Catholics are taking the klan ticket
seriously, as evidenced by the vigor
with which they denounce, theklan's
nominees. They claim that there are
more' voters outside the klan organiza
tion than within, and that they can de
feat the klan ticket. They are strong
ly supporting Walton. Walton is also
the candidate of the Farmer-Labor Re
construction league and has the sup
port of union labor.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 1. (U. P.)
Senator Claude A. Swanson is leading
Governor Westmoreland Davis for the
Democratic nomination to be United
States senator, according to indications
founded c-n reports of early voting In
a dozen counties.
Attacked, Beaten
At Grants Pass
Grants Pass. Aug. 1. Strikers and
strikebreakers have been , mixing In
combat here. Friday night Charles
Higins, a strikebreaker at the South
ern Pacific roundhouse, was beaten
Inio mconsciousneas by three men A
short time later Franz arnes was
blackjacked by unknown persons while
walking with his mother. He was
unconscious for some time. Late Mon
day afternoon another strikebreaker
was attacked by three men in River
side park, but he proved his fighting
abi'ity by knocking out two of his op
ponents and putting the other to flight.
Cha'les Droulette and Joe Gorman
were plftced under 3500 bonds Mon
day to Insure their appearance at the
September term of the grand jury,
charged with assault and battery upon
Charles Higgins, roundhouse employe
of the Southern Pacific'
Gorman Is well known In Portland,
having appeared in many boxing con
tests in the coast cities, and recently
returned from New York, where he
appeared at Madison Square Garden.
Woman Put Off of
Train, Guard Held
La Grande. Or.. Aug. 1. J. S. Mar
tinson, a railroad guard, has been
bound over to the grand jury on
charges of assault and battery brought
by Mrs. Group of Wallowa. Martin
son is alleged to have put her off a
train without provocation. The local
strike committee has hired special
counsel to assist the prosecuting attorney.
Flivvers Used to Drive Cows
t ib. tt at a t
Honks Displacing Dog's Bark
(Special THateh to The Journal)
(Coprnsbt, 1921')
Burlington, Vt, Aug. 1. The honk
of the flivver horn is rapidly supplant
ing the bark of the dog in driving
home the cows through Northern
New England. Most of the farmers
who work the soil tn this northern sec
tion have abandoned the old-time,
method of bringing the cattle in from
pasture. No longer do they walk
miles across the lota accompanied by
their well trained collies. , Instead they
ride back and forth from the barns to
the pasture lots. . -
Many f the farmers have equipped
the gates leading from the pasty res to
the lanes and into the barnyards with
a system of counter-weights so that
the gates open . automatically when
they reach the proper distance - with
Portland Team Owner and San
Francisco Men ATmost Come
to Blows Over Tie Vote on
Barring4 Former From League.
San Francisco, Aug. 1. Verbal fire
works and a partial victory for W. H.
Klepper, owner of the Portland Coast
league ball club, were the principal
features of the Coast league meeting
here today.
Klepper became involved in heated
arguments with Charles Graham and
Dr. C. H. Straub of the San Francisco
club, but they were called to order by
President W. H. McCarthy before . they
could come tp blows.
Klepper victory came in the vote
on a resolution introduced by Graham
calling upon the league to remove
Klepper from any connection, official
or otherwise, from the Portland club.
The fe solution failed to pass, 4 to 4,
those opposing it being Los Angeles,
Portland, Salt Lake and Oakland di
The Graham-Klepper and Klepper
Strub imbroglios were the result : of
Graham's resolution. Graham Btarted
the row by saying to Klepper . that if
he were a man he would get out ' of
the league. Klepper retorted hotly,
but before he could get very far Strub
Jumped into the fray with a reflection
on Klepper's reputation.'
"I'll stake mine against yours," re
plied Klepper, and then President Mc
Carthy interfered.
In the open meeting President Mc
Carthy stated that the directors would
be foolish to give Klepper favorable
consideration, "because Landls wants
him out of organized baseball, and he
will have to get out."
Those present at the meeting were :
W. J. Steinert, Seattle ; Charles Lock-
hart, Los Angeles ; Ed Maier, Vernon ;
Lou Moreing, Sacramento ; Charles
Graham, San Francisco ; William Lane.
Salt Lake ; Gus Moser, Portland ; J. C.
Ewing, Oakland ; Harry Stafford, legal
representative of the league, and Bresl
dent McCarthy. f. i
Moeer announced that If ' action . Is
taken, barring the two men he has le
gal papers prepared in readiness to
start action, to prevent thsAeaguo. car-i-viar
out its r-roerataJT. HarrvStif .
ford, league attorney, admitted that
the resolution barring Klepper and
Brewster might' not be; upheld in the
courts, but its adoption was urged by
Graham and others As being necessary
to put the league on record as willing
to carry out Judge Landls decisions in
A telegram was dispatched to Judge
Landis asking his advice. An immedi
ate reply is expected and the meeting
adjourned after three hours' delibera
tion to meet again tomorrow at 10
o clock.
Paris Aug. 1. (L N. S.) Forty re
ligious pilgrims bound from the famous
shrine of the Grotto de Lourdes were
killed today ifx a collision of two trains.
Fifty others were injured. The disaster
occurred near Tarbes. The shrine of
Lourdes, a Catholic institution, is the
most famous of Its kind in the world
and is daily visited by pilgrims from
all parts of the world.
The train containing the pilgrims was
unable to climb a grade between Mil
lau and Villecomtal. It began sliding
backward gaining great speed as it
whirled down the incline. It crashed
Into another train that was ascending
the, same grade.
The disaster occurred about 3 o'clock
this morning. Immediately after the
crash assistance was rushed to the
scene. Some of the victims were
crippled and ill and were on their way
to the shrine in hopes of obtaining
physical as Well as spiritual relief.
A high official of the Midi railway
told International News- Service this
afternoon that there were no Amer
icans on the wrecked train.
Later details said that some of the
pilgrims were blind, others deaf and
dumb and still others were so crippled
they had to be carried.
Priests among the crowd helped in
thei rescue work. .
their automobile. This simplifies the
work very much. .
It is a common Bight along the roads
of La Mottle county to see herds of
from 60 to 60 cows being driven from
pasture by the farmer or his hired
man seated In their lightweight flivver,
the machine darting from one side to
the other bonking warnings to the
cows as they amble slowly along their
dusty way. t j
- Occasionally a faithful old dog will
be seated on the running board or even
in the car Itself. They forget once in
a while and Jump out to head a par
ticularly obstreperous cow. desirous of
breaking np the procession. Bat. for
the most part they are content to leave
the entire performance to their1 mas
ters who seem to hava the cows edu
cated to understand the tooting signals
of their horns. . , -
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Twenty Thousand Surface? and
Elevated Carmen Walk Out;
Traffic Blocked and Col
lisions Occur; Workers Hike.
Chicago, Aug. 1. Traffic was Hope
lessly confused and congested in Chi
cago's Loop district today as a result
of a strike of street car and elevated
line employes. '
Automobiles and trucks, honking and
tooting, were lined up for blocks with
no prospect of moving for hours! Some
machines moved a block in an hour.
Many accidents were reported. Two
trucks loaded with many workers
crashed in a head-on collision- and
three were taken to hospitals.
large number of business houses
failed to open tip, employes being un
able to reach their working places.
Sleam roads put on many extra trains,
fiut were unable to handle the crowds
which swarmed the stations.
Twenty thousand conductors and
motormen of surface lines and elevated
roads walked out.
Not a wheel turned on the traction
rails after 4 a. m.
Three million persons, who normally
use the traction- systems duririg the
day.- were forced to use improvised
methods of transportation.
Thousands of patrons of the trac-
(Concluded on Page Two, Coluinn Two)
By Ralph Watson
Journal Staff Comssoodent
Medford, Or., Aug. 1. Testimony
has been completed in thee three .so
called night rider hanging cases that
have een nder investigation by 'the
Jackson, county grand -Jpy here for
thejlast week, and theJury has re
turned tf 2 acksonville f ssonslder the
question -if "indlctraefltsf It is ex
pected that Its : report wfll- be In the
hands of the circuit coirt by this
afternoon late. The indictments, if
returned will be secret until such time
as the oou'nty clerk can make out the
warrants for arrest, place" them in the
hands at : the sheriff and they are by
him served and arrests made. There
are three statutes under which these
indictments could be framed, the riot
statute, the one against extortion and
the assault with a dangerous weapon
Lawyers of Medford who have been
following the course of the Investiga
tion, in so far as that is possible' in a
grand jury Investigation, are of the
ppinion that the most probable course
for the jury to adopt, 'should iit in
dict, would be to use the riot statute,
which is broad in its terms and could
cover practically every phase of the
three hanging parties here, supposed
ly, under the auspices of the Jackson
county Klu Klux Klan in March last.
Testa-day afternoon one member of
the Medford klan went before the
grand jury to tell of his connection
with the klan activities, and It Is be
lieved 'that his testimony was of much
importance' in checking up and supply
ing missing links in the circumstantial
evidence which has" been piling into the
jury for the last week. .
This klansman. whose name has not
been disclosed, is said, nevertheless,
to have been one of the members of the
"trial court" of the klan which met In
the office of a prominent professional
man of Medford during February,
Where the ' Hale, Johnson and Burr
( Concluded on Pace Two, Column Elcbt)
Julian Eltinge
Has Operation
Buffalo. N. T., Aug. 1. (U. P.)
Julian Eltinge, famous female .Imper
sonator, underwent an operation for
appendicitis at a hospital here today.
Games Today
Oakland at Portland. 2 :45 pv m.
Vernon at Seattle, "postpoined ; teams
Sacramento at San Francisco. 2 :45
p. m.
Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 2 :45 p. m.
St- Louis at Brooklyn Postponed ;
Chicago at Philadelphia Postponed;
At Boston R. H. E.
Cincinnati . 000 020 OflO 2 9 1
Boston . . . . . . . 003 OOO 00 3 8 0
Batteries Donohae. . Keck and Hinrnn:
Mlrquard and Gowdy.
At ."Sew lor K. H E.
Pfttsbors . ..... 200 7H 10010 13 2
New York too 100 000 2 11 2
Batteries Cooper and tiooch. Mattn:
Bras, Jenaard. Bcou and gnyderT
At Clrieaco (four innincs)
New Trk -. . . . 1O0 O
Chiraio 104 0
Batteries Jones. Man. Hort and Krnans:
Fiber and Schalk.
Called off acconnt of rain.
At Ietroil R. ! IT. E.
Fhiiadrlphia 000 201 1 100 4i. 0
Detrmt .914 300 0 11 M S
Battn Narlor. Hast. Hmark : : nctlan
sad Perkis. Brossr. Bauss and M anion.
At -VJereland . s. H. -K
Wasbtnston . ....S00 0OO 001-5- $ 19 1
Clereland SOT S20 60 17 21 1
atcrie I raocis. Zarhary. Ertrksea and
Picimrk; Bagbj and 0"NeiU, tihinaalt. . e. -
Boston atu Xaonis, clear. 3 p. m.
Natron Cut-off Will Be Com
pleted as Result of Railroad
Divorce Squabble, in- Opin
ion of Union Pacific Chief.
Completion of the Natron cut-off,
liakirg Portland and the Willamette
valley with South ''Central Oregon, is
the one thing absolutely assured in the
controversy which rages about the
unmerglng of the Southern and Central
Carl R. Gray, president of the Union
Pacific system, is authority for this
statement, presented entirely without
President Gray arrived In Portland
this morning. He will spend the week
here going into the Oregon situation.
In the office of General Manager J. P,
O'Brien of the Union Pacific hi said.
that :ie will reserve his definite state
ment until he has completed his in-'
"I -may have no promises to make
them, but I will have a statement,.'
he commented with the famlMar Carl
Gray smile lighting his features.
"The Union Pacific looks upon prom
ises as things not to bi lightly offered,
but as notes that will fall due and
must be paid."
"If the Central Pacific is unmerged
from the Southern Pacific and made an
independent railroad," said Mr. Gray.
t must complete the Natron cutoff.
rt the Southern Pacific retains control,
it has categorically promised to com
plete the Natron cutoff. And we. the
Union Pacific, have categorically prom
ised that if weJbbtain the Central Pa
cific we will complete the Natron cut
off." 7
As to other railroad construction by
the Union Pacific, particularly ths; ex
tension of the line from Crane across
interior Oregon to connect with the
Natron cutoff, in the event that Union
Pacific plans are successful, Mr. Gray
preferred to reserve statement
President Gray contented himself
with tihe observation that " it Is the
Union Pacific's interest in and sen
sitiveness -far- .the . public, interest i
Oregon, that has taken him on one of
the quickest trips known, .from the
Pacific coast to- New i'ork and from
the. Atlantic back to the Pacific Sffaln.
He was equally non-committal rela
tive to the rreater - terminal plans of,
the Union Pacific the reported plan
which exerts so powerful an appeal J
on the lay fnintl or spreading Union
Pacific terminals like the fingers of a
vast hand to connect more closely with
(Concluded on Pace KiT, Column Two)
Philadelphia, Aug. l.-A call to a
conference between operators and min
ers in the central competitive coal
fields, to be held In Cleveland on Aug
ust 7, was issued this morning by John
L. Lewis, president of the United Mine
Workers of America. Commenting on
the issuance of the call, Mr. Lewis said.
In part:
"In issuing an invitation to the coal
operators of the central competitive
field to assemble in joint .conference at
Cleveland on August t, l ira actuated
by the highest considerations of public
welfare and the impelling necessity
for an estrly adjudication of the issues
Involved. In the bituminous and anthra
cite coal fields.
"This strike, wnparallelled in Its
magnitude, is now in Its 18th week,
and constitutes an industrial convul
sion which menaces the financial and
social fabric of our nation. Aside from
the tremendous personal sacrifices so
bravely endured by the mine workers,
the strike is exacting . penalties from
every citizen of our land, and is clog
ging ths channels of commerce and
disturbing the : realms of finance and
credit throughout the civilised world.
Its effect will continue to be felt long
after its termination, and the burden
will fall heaviest upon those . least
able to bear it.
"Those' who block the success of
such a conference by refusal to partic
ipate, should therefore be held respon
sible for the continuance of the
(By Uniersal Serriee)
Washington, Aug. 1. Working plans
under which government coal distribu
tion will! operate were completed Mon
day afternoon at a conference of the
president's coal committee of produc
ing operators and other government
The plans as formulated were sub
mitted to Secretary . of Commerce
Hoover. chairman of the president's
coal committee, for review and approv
al and will be made public by htm.
The coal distribution is concerned
primarily with the interstate movement
of coaj. Local distribution within the
states j is a matter of state control.
One : development of the conference
was he shaping up of district com
mittees in each coal producing field.
These committees will be composed of
a representative coal distributor.- a
representative of L C. C. a represen
tative of the railroad or railroads serv
ing each field and representatives of
ths operators producing In the district.
: tNTrrj.Tiojr bejected
- Pittsburg,; ;Aug. L L N. 8. The
Pittsburg cool Producers' association,
dominant factor in the Western Penn
sylvania bituminous coal fields today
telegraphed iohn L. Lewis, president
of the Unites Mine Workers, a refusal
to attend the convention called for
Cleveland on August 7.
Portland Man GivenPlace;
RALPH MOODY M Pordandwho has bnV ap
pofnted by." Attorney-General Daugherty as assistant
attorney, in the war fraud section of the department of justice.
This photograph has just been taken in, Washington; .' "
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Graihs 'Paas'. Aug. . 1. Highwaymen
baW; anstltuted a relsT ' of terror; for
motorists in.' Cow Crfcelt canyon' where
sevej-aji , robberies .took place Sunday.
Members of pne party lost everything
valtie they had wtthHhem. Another
party fwae "'sent' to' Hbseburg while
reports- have '.it' .that several . other
holdups were staged in the same vicin
ity.' . I ,
The highwaymen wore rpd bandana
handkerchiefs over their faces except
one, waio appeared to be leader, hid
his fade behind a white' handkerchief.
There were four of the highwaymen.
The only thing; overlooked by the
robbers in one party was a small gold
watch, 'worn' by "Mrs." Lama JDolbro.
wife of - the driver--of . the car. Mr.
and Mrs. 'Polbto pwere driving' from
Portland to , their- home t at Bidding
when the holdup took place,- about 10
miles cm , the, other side of Glendale.
The robbers ?then threw a sheet over
the heads of the lr victims,', got in the
car and drove it to a point on this
side of the mountain. They took them
up .a. secluded side 'read and then,
proceeded to help themselves to every
thing -of value'. After robbing them, j
the , highwaymen , cut the wiring
In the automobile' and left them. Dol
bro managed to get the wiring together
o that they could proceed to Grants
Pass. - .'-;
Local of fleers - are certain that they
will -be 'able tor Identify the robbers
and r-are now, at'vwork - on the case,
victihia of the holdup and -the descrip
tion appears to tally with a number of
men wanted ; by the officers for cer
tain other-offenses. -- - - '
Klan Propaganda Is
Dropped From Plane
Okhoma City. Ok! Aogv L (IT N.
& jCards beeHi;:"tt? picture of a
Wooded Shiga i and toe initials K. K- K.
were1 "dropped 'ifrora airplanes over the
negro district here today. Up to short
ly before J. o'c4olt this' afternoon Voti
inir ttf these- districts;, was extremely
light.' "t viot attempt to vote unless
you are legally registered and can vote
for; c!ean law enforcement.'' the 'cards
read.- ' w ".' - - , .
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Washington Aug. . L-r-(L N. : 8.)
Charges of maintaining unjust, unrea
sbnable 'and 'discriniinatory r rates ;Xor
the sale-and purchase of liyestock have
been filed against, the livestock, ex
changes of Chicago, Kansas City,
Omaha, St. Paul and Portland, Of., by
the American National Livestock asso
ciation, ithe NaUonal Wool Growers'
associatibn'and 13 state livestock asso
ciations, the department of agriculture
announced this ' afternoon.
The; complaints have been sent by
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace to
eachof the defendants, who are given
until September 1, 1S22 tof He an
answer to satisfy the complaints. Com
plaintwas also made against individual
commission agencies, in Port Worth,
The producers'-organisation .making
thecom plaints represented that the live
stock commission charges "are substan
tially 100 per cent higher than those
prevailing on - these markets in . 1905,
They ask for an award- of damages
against the defendants for the amount
of charges collected 'over and above
what may' be determined) to be 'just and
"Portland livestock .commission . men
todtfy charge a lower selling commis
sion on livestock than any of the es
tablished stockyard markets of the
country," 'says Arthur Benson of the
Benson Commission company at North
Portland and president of the Port
land Livestock Exchange. '. ;
"We feel that the complaints against
this market are unjustified for the very
good reason- that our charges arenow
and .have all along been,, lower than
other markets. "During the warf when
the Eastern ' markets advanced their
commission charges for . cattle selling
to $30 a car. North Portland continued
to sell at ,$18.75, the pre-war charges.
Which --are still -effective."
-t "This is a one-day market. ' We have
practically only one day of real, sell
ing here,, but rare put to ;the expense
of maintaining help for the remainder
of the. week." ....... J
Ken WiUianij3 Gets'
His 27th Home Eun
St. Louis, Mo.". Aug. jTilN1)
Ken Williams, Brown's outfleider, ran
bis string of borne runs for the season
up to 27 this afternoon when, he hit
for the circuit in. the sixth, inning of
today s game wita Boston, "fttp' Coi
lins'was pitching for the Ked Sox. .
Executive! Turn Down Proposal
Affecting Seniority of Shop
-Strikers, but All Peace Ne- ,
gotiations Are . Not Off. '
New Tork, Aug 1. The railroad,
presidents have sent to Washington
their reply to President Harding's pro-'
fposals to end the shopmen's strike,
L. F. Loree, chairman of the meet
ing, announced that, the efecutlves had
unanimously rejected the president's
proposals regarding restoration of
seniority rights to strikers.
Loree, ' official spokesman for ' the
executives, would not say what action
was taken - on Harding's .other pro
posals. Later Lbree said that there had been
"qualified rejection" of the president's
other proposals. . ; '
He said the presidents had' consid
ered Harding's letter (to T. EHtWitt
Cuylgr, which 'was' read at the meet
ing today, as an ultimatum confirming -earlier
reports by an unofficial spokes
man. Unlike the" first spokesman,;
however, Loree said the roads bad .re
jected the "ultimatum."
The 'point of view of the presidents
was put into shape by a committee of
five. . . -
"Seniority is dead," Loree said, "as
far as we (the Eastern railroad presi
dents) are concerned. We have noth
ing to add to our previous statements."
As far as could be ascertained, art
effort is made to treat' the president's
proposals with courtesy and considers-.
tion and not to close the door- vig
orously. , The drafting committee had been In
session nearly an hour . when it ' re- -ported
to the main body, and its draft
was adopted by acclamation. c
The meeting broke up immediately,
the various rail heads indicating their
intentions of returning to their various
headquarters.. ! TheTeply, drafted with extreme care,
ts said to be seven or eight typewritten
pares long. , .-- s -&.-; ?.
;'N:OTrra5resident Hard ',,
Img'S) plan for-; adjustment -of . the rail
way Shopmen's strike was presented
t the presidents of the 14. railroads
ot the country hers this afternoon by
Herbert I Hoover, secretary r of com
merce. 1 . .-j' ' -
Admitted to. the great high ceilinged
board room of the . New Haven . rail
road In Grand Central Terminal build
ing after the executives, had been in
session ajbare half hour the secretary,
is understood to have spent 20 minutes
in an outline of the Harding formula
for strike settlement A burst of ap
plause greeted " the Conclusion Of Hoo
ver's brief business-like talk. He left
the board rootAlnjinedlately. i x
A few minutes later, at 12 :J5 o'clock,
the executives themselves came out.
The text of the president's .proposals
follows : . ? - "
"I am hereby Conveying to you the
terms of agreement upon '' which the
railroad managements and shop work
ers are to unite preliminary to calling
off the existing strike. s ,1 '
i"Flrst : Railway managers and
workmen are to agree to recognise the
validity of all decisions of the railway
labor board and to faithfully carry out;
such decisions as contemplated by the
law. ' i '
"Second : The carriers will withdraw
all lawsuits growing out of the" strike
and' railroad' labor ' board decisions
which have been involved In the striae
(Conelndod oa Pass Tea. Column Jfnwl ,
Gun Play Marks J
Man's Effort to-See
Wife Who Left Him
Quick action by Charles Bruce-and
his wife, who live on Foster road a.
quarter of j a mile east of Buckley;
avenue, may have prevented their, son-in-law,-
W. A. Leets, from shooting .
someone, Monday night, according to
charges that "led to his arrest, r-j .
Leets and his. wife are separated,,
she making her home with Jher. parents.
Monday night, acocrdlng to the old
folk, Leets knocked at the door and
demanded admittance. Bruce is said to
have refused'. ' r ,
y Then, according' to the story told T
deputy Sheriffs; Leets pulled a revolver
and threatened to shoot his way In.
Bruce grabbed the younger man ! while
his. wife jumped - around behind and .
twisted the gun out "of Leets' hand,
throwing-it out the window..-
Mrs. Bruce then ran out, slamming :
the door behind her and picking -up the ,
gun as she ran. 'From a neighbors.
house she -called the sheriffs- of flee.
Deputies. Chrlstof fersen, Schlrmer snd;
Rex appeared at the-scene 'posthaste..
When they arrived they found Leets x
and his wife sitting on the front porch
quietly talking things over. y ' ,
However,; lets was arrested, on a
charge of assault with weapons, pre- .
ferred . by thetnld folk. He was re .
leased from the Vounty Jajl this after
noort on $1300 baif sMPplied by his own '
mother. t.A"4.-'-;:
Pasco Boy Dies of
Rattlesnake s Bite
asco. Wasn- A4r i-Nels, the 4--
yertr-old son of "Mm amt Mrs. Conrad
Nelson of Cornell, was brought to- the
local hospital Sunday, suffering from -t
the .effects of a1" bitefrom a rattle- ',
snake, and died about o'clock the,
same evening, -. 'The "little-fellow was
bitten by .the - reptile' about t 'deck t
Jujiday morning. f :4 . .; -
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