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HIE OliEGON, DAILY-! JOURNAL, PORTLAND,!' OHEGON. i
FRIDAY, SEPTEMESn 8, 1022.
SHOTS GO WILD;
v JT"o things a cheap revolver and
a poor aim early today turned Into a
f jw-e" irtiot fiasco that might hare been
another triangle tragedy. Harold
Jfesklmer, No. 757 East Ankeny street,
yag nut in the city jail charged with
iaarderly conduct Instead of in- the
oopnty morgue and John Mcllwee of
Seattle Is at large with detectives
hynting for him for discharging, fire
arms Instead of for murder.
Meskimer admitted his part of the
g-ullt In municipal court this morning
ami was ordered to leave the city on
. pain of enforcement of a -six months
term in jail.
The shooting took place, at East An
keny street and Grand avenue, where
Mrjilwee was waiting for Meskimer,
who had been visiting Pansy Mcllwee,
No. S "Union avenue, the former's ife,
now separated from him.
W'EBE SCHOOL MATES j
; The rivalry between the men started j
yaa ago in Victor. Colo. All three
-went to school together, and the two
men both fell in love with the same
girl, according to the story told the
police. Mcllwee won. Meskimer-moved
to Portland. Iast June tho married
Couple, who kept in touch with the de
feated suitor, came here also. Meski
mer told the police he entertained the
two when they came here, taking them
to -Council Crest and other "popular
'Presently, he said, Mcllwee became
jealous, and forbade his wife dancing
trifch her former suitor.. Then the-wife
asserted her independence and told
him if he didp't like it he "knew what
- he could do, according to the police
Story. . .
HE LEAVES HOME
; -Apparently he did know what he
could do and did it. He left home
and went to Seattle. A few weeks
ag9 lie wrote Meskimer that his wife
would have to get a divorce and that
he. Meskimer, would have "to do the
"right-- thing," Meskimer told the po
lice. , . j
Early this morning when Meskimer!
started home after a visit. Mcllweej
was waiting for him. He opened fire
without warning. Five shots werp
fired. Meskimer ran. So did Mcllwee!
. They ran in different directions. Spe4
rial Officer Price of the S. P. tc ;
was nearby and caught Meskimer, who
was taken to police headquarters,
where he told the police the story. Mrs.
Mcllwee, when Interviewed, said, hr
husband was trying to get her to give
him $40 to go somewhere and get a
Job. The police are not sure thiey have
the correct story yet, and for that rea
son are holding Meskimer.
'Boy of 14 Is Lost
On Way to Portland;
Mother Finds Clue
Cottage Grove. Sept.. g.-r-Gordon
White. 14, son of J. W. White, druggist
here, has been lost since Monday. He
had been with his sister, Mrs. Me Kin
ley. Huntington, at fossil since last
June and Monday started for Portland,
where he was to meet his sister. Miss
He did not arrive in Portland .'and
bis parents telegraphed his sister in
Fossil, ascertaining that he had left
there on time. iThey traced him to
Condon, or Arlington, where he disap
peared. ; Jra". White, his mother, left Tuesday
evening for Arlington. She sent a
telegram to Mr. White that they had a
clew and would write him trfling him
all about it, but Thursday night he
-had no word from her.
Ambitious men are succeeding TODAY because
they have prepared themselves for the big figfri
in life. They realized they could never get
ahead if they worked "by the clock" and forgot
their -work when quitting time came. Instead,
they started over the road to Success by enroll
ing in the Day and Evening Schools of this in
stitution. Here they 'gained a firmh foundation,
based on the fundamental principles' of business
and now they can stand alone on their two feet
and fight against even the greatest of odds.
Why? Because they can back up every action
with a sound reason.
You, too, can accomplish this by enrolling in this
institution and preparing yourself to make a big
success. Don't delay! Do it NOW I
Elementary School for
Oreroa IsstitsU of Teeaaelogy
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Home-Town News r for
Allentown, Pa., Sept .(!. X. &)
Mail train Mo. 11, New York to St.
Liouls on the Pennsylvania railroad,
was partially derailed near Kit tail
ing Point this morning. Fve cars were
derailed.1 Two mail clerk and a
woman passenger were injured and
brought to this city.
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Hackeusack, N. -J., Sept. S. (X. X.
S.) Just as the grand jury today be
gan investigation of the fatal shoot
ing of John Bergina. movie actor, by
George Cllne. a moving picture direc
tor, a warrant was obtained from Jus
tice of the Peace Johnston for the ar
rest of Miss Alice .Thornton of Xew.
York cty. -a 19-year-o!d actress. The
warrant charges Miss Thornton with
participation in the murder of Ber
lin at the Cllne home in Edcewater.
fX. J.. on the night of August SS. It
was Miss Thornton, who, in a fit or
jealousy, told- Clin that Bergin had
been paying attentions to Mrs. Cllne
She formerly had been Bergfn's sweet
heart, but juat subsequent to the
shooting switched her affections to
Charles Scullion, a brother of Mrs.
Cline, who Is now in Jail, charged with
.Providence. R. I.. Sept. 8. (I. X.
S.) "Issy Einstein, dry sleuth, and
Frank Regier. a co-worker, were ar
rested here today and later released
In bail on charges contained in two
civil suits for $10,000 each brought by
J. A. Taylor and Joseph Collins. The
plaintiffs charge the prohibition
agents with assault and battery and
Middle Western States '
Parsons, Kan., Sept. 8 (I. X. S.)
Two bombs were hurled from a tnotos
car Into residences of Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas railway shop employes
here today. The houses are on the
same street, but on opposite sides. The
FIEND BEATS SIX IN
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Ueved all the victims would recover.
A piece of the butt of the revolver
with which the victims were struck
was found in one of the bedrooms.
Mrs. O'Hara and Eva are believed
to have sustained fractured skulls
from the blows, while Frances is barely
alive from the wounds Inflicted.
GIBJj GIVES ALARM,
Teresa, the first to recover con-!
sciousness. struggled out of the house
and ran to the home of a neighbor a
half mile away, where she gave the
alarm. .Sheriff Roy Hoge and Chief
of Police Burton Troxell. with Dr. Ken
neth Partlow, rushed out from Olympia.
and found all of the victims hut Teresa
lying in their beds or on the floor of
the O'Hara bedrooms in pools of their
own blood. Joe Dobson was fecund on
the. floor, his head beaten to a pulp.
It is believed he will live. .
So far he officers have found no
trace of the llend, who is believed to
have faken to the timber after leav-ing-the
house. He had a start of about
two hours on the first posse to taks tip
Bloodhounds will he sst on the trail
of the unknown fiend this afternoon
as soon as they arrive with Sheriff
Matt Starwich of Seattle.
The fiend Is described as about five
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porch was. torjafWHB ne of the houses.
The front af tha other was wracked.
Federal authorities suspect a band of
organized terrorists, , ' -
Indianapolis, Jnd., Sept. , TJ. F.1
Edward Young Clarke of Atlanta, Ga..
acting imperial wizard of the Ka Klux
Klan, surrendered to government
agents today to .answer a charger f
violating the prohibition law by' trans
porting and possessing liquor. He jrave
bond of $2000 for appearance in ieourt
and was released. The bond was signed
by a surety company. -
San Francisco, Sept. 8. (I. X.'S.)
Mystery cloaks the death of an uni
dentified woman who was found early
today huddled in a vacant lot adjoin
ing a hotel at 56 Sixth street.
Indianapolis; Tn&.. Sept. 8. I.-X. S.)
Walter J. Smith of Oak Park, 111.,
pilot in the United States air; mail
service, died today as a result of In
juries sustained late yesterday when
his plane crashed . to the ground at the
stats fair grounds in view of thou
sands of persons.
Pacific Coast States ,
Los Angeles, Sept. 8. (I. X. S.)
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Xel
son Beaton, wife of Kenneth C.
Beaton, known to millions as "K. C
B.," author of a nationally read news
paper column, will be held Saturday
afternoon, following her death last
night after an illness that had lasted
for some time. Before her marriage
to Mr. Beaton in 1898 Mrs. Beaton was
Miss Martha Xelson. She was" born
at Rutland, Vt.
Oakland. Cal.. Sept. 8. (U. P.
Mrs. Rodney Kendrick today was
granted $55 "a month temporary ali
mony. $100 attorney fees and $15 costs
in her suit for divorce against Rodnay
Kendrick, her artist husband.
feet eight inches tall, weighing about
160 pounds and wearing blue over
alls, a dark shirt and a black hat
with straight brim. His haf was
pulled low over his eyes while the
lower part of his. face was masked by
a dirty white handkerchief.
Progress on War
Memorial at Paris
Will Be Reported
At the General Convention three
years ago indorsement was given to the
plan to maks the American church of
the Holy Trinity, Paris, America's
church of war memorials in Europe
to honor the memory of the 90,000
Americans who fell in the World war.
The report on the progress of this wrk
will be made at the Monday session of
the house of deputies by the rector of
the church, the Rev. Frederick ' W.
"This "memorial will be for Ameri
cans what a similar memorial in West
minster Abbey would ba for the Brit
ish." said the Rev. Mr. Beekman. It
has been decided io recommend that
the memorials tncluda 41 units, embrac
ing the entire American effort and
sacrlf.ee and that the plan shall in
clude the entire cloister wall of four
bays and a half and that the designs
be submitted by Bertram Goodhue. The
design when completed will show the
American eagle under 48 atars. in the
upper part delicate canopy work in
cluding panorama rcantlgny, Belleau
Wood and Chateau .Thierry, Soissons,
Meuse-Argonne. The canopy corpels
will represent a soldier, sailor, marine,
aviator and army nurse and a lamp of
special design Will hang before the
chief figure of Columbia, who is seen
sheathing her swotd at the end Of the
war. In the central space will be a
tablet in marble wjlth dedicatory in
scription to the American hero dead.
"The plan for the memorial Is Indorsed
hy General Pershing, ranking officers
and men of the A. f.. P., Admiral Bims,
ranking officers and men of the navy.
General Karnett, ranking; officers : and
men of the marine eorpa. Senior ehap-
lani (Bishop Brent), awj. members of
the chaplain's eorpa. Honorable Henry
White, former, ambassador to Franew,
Myron T. Herri ck, present ambassador.
and many other distinguished persona.
The Kfv. Mr. Beekman is chaplain of
tho American Legion of Paris, Post
No. 1. having a membership of 0O
Holy Trinity is the only English speak
ing church in the Latin quarter of
Paris, where there are 2000 American
and English speaking students.
may be had at the
Boston at a sav
ing of one to three
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Marion. Ill, Sept. 8. Indictments
charging, 37 men, nearly all of rthem
Misuy w vt vi a vvici amiu w
day by tho special grand Jury investi
gating the Herrin mine massacre of
Juno 22. j
None ot tho men are mine union
officials. Twenty-seven are charged
fn one indictment and one in another
with the murder of John Shoemaker,
former assistant superintendent at the
Soother, Illinois Coal company's strip
mine, wtiere the rioting began that led
up to the. massacre.
Six men are charged with the mur
der of Howard Hoffman, a mine
worker, and nine accused in the death
of .Robert J. Anderson, another! vic
tim. . In some Instances the same man
is charged with more than one ;mur
Brundage pointed out that this was
only a partial report of the grand! jury
and intimated that many more indict
ments, charging perjury and laceiky as
well as murder has yet to be returned
f n the aftermath of that terrible; day
lat June when a score of men are
alleged to have been killed in i cold
The first arrest made was that of
Phillip Fontanetta, a miner, whoi was
in jail within 10 minutes after a war
rant had been issued for his arrest.
Authorities ' are searching fori the
Harry Purdue and Tni Wicks, in
dicted for the murder of Shoemaker,
were arrested here today by Deputy
Sheriff Swan. j
Interest Bate Suit
Salem, Sept. 8. Taking ofnestimony
in the injunction suit instituted by S.
S. Johnson of Portland to' prevent
Secretary of State Kozer from plicing
tho Albright interest rate measure on
the November ballot, will begin Mon
day at 10:30 o'clock in the circuit
court here. The injunction
inga attack the validity of several
uiwuBo.ua names on tne initiative pe
uuoni as ztieo oy Albright.
SEARCH IN VAIN FOR
BOX OF LOST VOTES
(Continued From Fine One)
Benedict, No. 1501 East Oak street;
Mary E. Chase. No. 11 East 60th street
north, and Daisy P. Roof, No. t 1620
East Oak street, clerks, all meriabers
of the election board, were examined
during the""morning session.
Nothing in their testimony threw any
direct light on the mystery of the lost
ballots. Each witness was exajnined
carefully and a record made of all
knowledge given about the procedure
of counting the ballots and tho method
used In delivering them into thef cus
tody of the county clerk. j
POSITIVE ABOUT SEALS I
All witnesses were positive the bal
lots were placed in one of the boxes
and the box sealed. From the time the
polls closed until the boxes Iwere
placed in the hands of deputy clerks,
tho ballots were traced without a break
in tho process. j
At the conclusion of the mofnlng
hearing County Clerk Beveridge asked
to be relieved of the responsibiliiy of
caring ior tne ballot boxes, inasmuch
as his office is under suspicion.' Judge
anqwiei repiteo ne could not expect
to escape from responsibility imposed
upon him by law. i
Beveridge explained that the law re
quires the sheriff to provide guards for
tho boxes and see that they are ieafe-.
He said his services In this respect
had been only for the convenience of
the sheriff and not as a matter required
oy jaw. i
AU of the members of the election
board testified that other persons jwere
permitted in the teachers' rest rocW in
th Mount Tabor school, where! the
counting was being done, during the
count. Only a few persons camp in,
PROCEDURE DESCRIBED f
Tho procedure in the room, accord
ing to the testimony, was that Bene
dict, the chairman, read the ballots,
usually standing, and placed them face
up in front of Mrs- Eastman. Mrs.
sat man, the judge, folded tho ballots,
strung tham en a thread and sealed
them when she had them all on the
She said she did. not have time to
examine each ballot, but ordinarily did
not examine them closely unless Bene
dlc called. her attention to some uncer
Benedict said he was positive-' the
boxes were not opened in the clerk's
office the night ha brought them there.
Gleaaon said Benedict told him fever
the telephone Thursday tho boxes iwere
opened at the time they were delivered
to the clerk. Benedict admitted: the
telephone conversation.. but denied; that
he had made that particular statement
He said that he told someone on the
telephone that the tally sheet, precinct
book and other auxiliary papers in an
envelope had been placed in another
box at the clerk's office and locked up,
but not sealed with the precinct; seal
signed by th local board members.
BECORDS SHOW SIGNATURES'
-Benedict, with J. A. Eastman, city
market master, tho husband of Mrs.
eastman. the election judge, brought
the boxes to the clerk's office, fttec-
rds show that Benedict signed; the
rocoro. an Riastman signed for hi
wife, when the boxes were delivered.
AU members of the board were boslf
tlve that tho boa containing- the Re
publican ballots and th boxes contain
ing other ballots were sealed with the
precinct seal. j
Precinct 117 is bounded by East Gll
san street. East Stark street. East 65th
street and East (1st street. It I not
far from precinct 201. in which: dis
crepancies were discovered thai re
sulted in the Indictment of William H
Emrick. election chairman. j
Th disooverey of the empty ballot
box occurred Thursday afternoon
dating the recounting of ballots In the
John 8. Coffy-R- J. Kirk wood contest
1or nomine to th legislature on the
Republican ticket. The recount has
been temporarily suspended until th
present matter is cleared up. f
District Attorney Stanley Myers
tat4 h would wait until every; hope
of findlaf th lest baJlot had (been
gtvan up. and then begin a gran Jury
investigation to tx :th responsibility.
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; Boom in Building
- Bend. Sept. 8-On account of tit an
nouncement of mill construction I her
and tho- consequent increase In popula
Hon. dwellings valued at $2M40 have
been smarted during the last month;
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Motorists yiskedk T
To Oive Bishopsx
To assist in taking visiting- dele
gates to the General Convention on
the Columbia river highway trip
Saturday afternoon Wells Gilbert,
chairman of tb automobile commit
tee. is asking motorists who are
going up the highway and Who have
room for on or more passengers to
stop at the Multnomah hotel in th
afternoon : between 1 and 2 o'clock.
Those able to take passengers are
to report to tho motor corps at the
When His Grace the Archbishop
Gerasimos Messarra of Beirut arrived
in Portland Wednesday and entered
for the first time The, Auditorium and
the house of bishop the first person
he happened to encounter was BlshOp
There was a muffled exclamation in
Reginald Weller of Fond du Lac, Wis.
Arable and a swish, of long black
robes and the archbishop threw his
arms about the neck of Bishop Weller,
embracing him in Oriental fashion and
kissing him on both checks. Ten years
ago Bishop Weller visited Damascus
and there he met and was the guest
of the archbishop of Beirut. It was a
true reunion of old friends separated
by oceans and continents, but not for
gotten. The bishop of Harrisburg, Rt. Rev.
James Darlington, Is well known to the
crowned heads of Europe and holds
decorations from the governments of
France, Greece, Belgium and Serbia.
He made a trip around the world three
years ago in the interests of Christian
unity and extended personal invitations
to the Syrians, Greeks and Csechs to
send representatives to Portland to at
tend the General Convention of ' the
Episcopal church. One of his brethren
remarked that he Is a good booster
for Portland. In response to his invi
tation four Oriental prelates have come
to this city and will be formally pre
sented to Portland at a meeting in
St. Davids church Monday night.
Bishop Manning and Bishop Gallor
will also speak on that occasion.
$110,015 to Oregon
Salem. Sept. 8. The federal .for
estry department's annual contribu
tion to .the support of Oregon's roads
and schools was received by Secretary
of State Kozer this morning in the
form of a check for $110,915.21. repre
senting 25 'per cent of the receipts
from rentals and sales from the na
tional forests in this state. The re
mittance is made each year In lieu of
taxes from which the state Is deprived
by reason of federal control of the
vast areas represented by the national
forests. The fund will be prorated
among the counties in proportion to
the acreage of national forests within
their boundaries and will be used for
good roads and the support of public
London Times Will
Be Sold, Is Eumor
London, Sept. 8. Settlement of the
controversy of the wills left by th late
Lord Northcliffe will disclose that he
directed that an option on his holdfng
In the London Times be offered to John
Walter, head of the family which origi
nally owned tne paper, according to
the Spectator. It is a foregone con
clusion the Spetcator says, that Walter
will exercise his option and again be
come th proprietor of the Time,'
50,000 Feet No. 14 House Wire,
100-foot coils only ..75c Each
Better Lamps Than ,
cannot be bought anywhere at any price. Both quality and
prices are guaranteed by the Westing-house Mazda Lamp Co. v
They give more light for less money than some
other brands. They can't be bought at ANY
electric store. For sale by Evinrude Electric
Store. Buy them of us and save on your elec
tric light bills.
We Repair Your Flashlight Free of Charge
Our Eveready Flashlight Batteries, Strictly Fresh,
. Last Longer
We Repair Electric Irons and Electric Appliances
Lowest Prices on Ertry thing Electrical
There is a lot of difference in Electric Heaters. We eught to
know. We bay. sell antf repair all makes. If you bought a
poor one we can repair it. If you want the best we have it
Complete stock of Electric Fixtures, Glassware, Shades, Sock
ets, Receptacles, Wire, Cleats, Knobs and Tubes. Everything
displayed onihe shelves so you can see what you want.
yoney Back if Not Satisfied V
Largest Retailers of Electrical Merchandise in the City
Not in the Trust
an ' .
Evinrude lectric Store
Evinrude Metore Eiectricsl Supplies Phone ATwter l765 -211
Morrison, Wear First, St. Look for ta Siga "Electric ,
Open Saturday Eveaings Until t o'clock to Accommodate the
Werkingman. . YV.--
Washington. Sept. 8. (IT. P.) The
crop ' reporting-; board of the depart
ment j of agriculture . today forecast
production of "all wheat during the
Bonrh of September would, reach
60.000 bushels, compared with 805,000.-
0C0 bushels in August and a 1316-18-'0
average of 79,000,0 bushels..
. Spring wheat production was esti
mated at 277,900,000 bushels, compared
with 261,000,000 for August and a four
year average of 233,000.000.
Other, production forecasts compared
with August were:
Corn, 2,375,000.000 against 3.017.000.
000. Oats. 1,255,008.000 bushels against
L251.0Ov.0OO. Barley, 194,000,000,
Flax. 11.700,000 bushels against 11.-
Rice. 38.800.000 against 38.700,000. ,
Cotton. 10,00,000 bales, against 11,
Winter wheat. 142,000.000 bushels, the
same as the August forecast.
Mrs. Harding Hi
For 10 Days, Now
Better, Is Eeport
Washington, Sept. 8. Mrs. Harding,
wife of the president, has been con
fined to her bed for th last 10 days,
it was disclosed for the first ' time
Thursday night at the White House,
The illness of the nation's first lady
was a recurrence of a hydro-nephrosis
which she has' suffered at times since
a surgical operation in 1913, somewhat
complicated by a cold, Secretary Chris
This time, however, the old trouble
proved somewhat more stubborn, and
Fall Shoes for
Briny the Children in and
Let U Fit Them in
We Will Save You Money
Brown and Black Kid and
Calf All -Leather Shoes
With Goodyear Welt Soles
Barefoot Sandals, Play
Oxfords and Mary Janes,
MORRISON AT PARK STREET
on Wednesday and Thursday Mrs.
Harding' suffered considerably, it" iras
stated. Thursday nlg-ht. however." she
was -resting: comfortably, and on he
way to rocwrery. - ?, .. j . ; -'
Brigadier General Sawyer. long Sirs.
Harding' personal physician. Is in' at
tendance. Secretary Christian' said. He
added that there was no caosa for any
apprehension. -a .
TWO SEEK DEAF SCHOOL JOB ,
Salem. Sept. S. Two applications
With the first week of school
overmany of my boy
customers, along with their
mothers, will come to this
store Saturday. Those who
did not share in thesej real
values during the past, week
will be given another oppor
with two pair Knickers
Regular clothes for Regular
Boys! Staunch wool fabrics '
in varied colorings and pat
terns. Full mohair linings and
, extra strong tailoring where
the wear is greatest Half
belted and Norfolk -Models.
Other Real Values $795 to $11 AS
CORDUROY SUITS $8.50 '
BEN SELLING fourth
Portland's Leading Clothier, for Over Half a Century
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NOW IS THE TIME
to have that roof and those porch floors recoated for
the wet season. ' ,
A full line of Sherwin-Williams Paints. A quality
paint for every purpose. Also a 10 discount on all
bedroom wallpaper for one week.
"Save Money by Seeing Us This Week?
BOLLS WALL PAPER and PAINT CO.
229 Morrison Street
Phone Main 0600
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the three- JSESS i
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have ' already ' been 'received by -. the
stats' board of 'control for tho suprln
tendeicy of Jthel State School for tho
Deaf, which Is to be vacated by K.
TUUnsaiSt'Octoer X Onsnof the ap-
pttcanta for the post ka O.' U Mclntyro
of- Fulton. Uw and -the .other- is W. fc.
Taylor: of Mountain Homo, Idaho. Tho
board is investigating tho qualifica
tions of the applicants with a view to
filling the post tion fti time 'for: tho
opening of, school -on October . t. ;.
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EBINOL Roof Paint,
Per Gal. In 5 Gal. Cans
Bet. 1st and 2d