The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, September 09, 1922, Page 2, Image 2

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iBy Fraek Getty
Vnitdi Newt' SUff . Comsfxmient
New York. Sept. 9. -America bold
ih key to Europe's most pressing
- problem that of. reparations." Uov
ernor Jarnes M. Cox declared today
upon his arrival aboard the French
liner Parifisi
Cox renirned to advocate, American
participation in the League of Na
tions, but declared that the league
can wait. ' What Europe must settle
before everything else, he said, was
reparation. During his trip through
Europe the former Democratic candi-
. date for the presidency visited Eng
land. France, Germany and the new
countries of Central Europe, and en
route talked with the active heads of
Referring to the League of Nations,
Cox said :
"The league will not be a political
Issue in America for long. There are
two 'reasons for this: Irrefutable
logic wlll bring the United States in
evitably into the league ; Kurope is
prepared tL meet any conditions, in
my opinion, which the United States
may" conscientiously propose."
Questions of European debts, reha
bilitation, the feeding of hungry peo
ples all hang upon a definite and
speedy settlement of reparations. Cox
said. France is unwilling to accept
Great Britain's ' dictation of terms.
The French people will nut accept
Germany's proposals because they
feel that would be tantamount to sur
"The severak reparations terms of the
Versailles treaty were hot dictated by
France." Cox said. "I learned that as
soon as I arrived in Europe."
He declined to state which country
was responsible for the terms, saying
that since it was not America it was
obvious which country It was.
"Germany cannot get on her feet
until this matter is settled. .If it is
tiot settled speedily, Germany may
collapse, dragging Austria with her,"
Cox declared. "It was for this rea
son, because I appreciated how press
ing this problem was, that I suggested
Mr. Hoover as an active member of
the reparation commission. If
America would take part and an act
ive part in the work of reparations,
Europe would be only too glad to fol
low her leadership and the matter can
be settled."
Down-and Outer Is
'There With Old
Double Cross Game
A down-and-out stranger Friday
night asked Philip Blumenthal, Hotel
Philip. No. 287 Burnside street, for
the price of a meal. Blumenthal's
heart went :out to the stranger, whose
story appealed to him. and he offered
to share his room for the night.
The stranger accepted. But this
morning when Blumenthal awoke, the
stranger, with the good Samaritan's
billhook, was gone. It contained no
money, but a number of valuable pa
pers. , . .
Blumenthal swore out a John Doe
Warrant for larceny. As he was on
bis way home from police headquar
ters he encountered the thief.
When the stranger saw his benefac
tor he whipped out the blllbook, hand
ed it to Blumenthal and fled.
Former Portland
. Men Are Missing;
Launch .Wrecked
by William. Bennett, and his son-in-law,
Lloyd Concer, of Aberdeen, was
wrecked Thursday night on the beach
between Grays harbor and Willapa
... No trace of the occupants has been
- Th launch was found Friday morn
ing by F. Miller, t?f Grayland, bat
tered by the breakers. The engine
and all salvageable material was
transferred by Miller and the coast
guards to thn life saving station at
Westport and is being held thre.
Bennett and Concer went out Tues
day. They are said to have been more
or less inexperienced as fishermen,
this being it heir first season. They
came here recently from Portland.
University Park's
Branch Library Is
Dedicate! Friday
S The new University Park branch li
brary wj dedicated Friday night with
program attended by more than 100
residents o the community. Robert
II. Strong, member of the library
board, was chairman. George F. Ma
honey, secretary of the University Park
Community club, spoke of the enter
prise and tendered the new building to
the. association which accepted it
through Stnong. XL H. Herdman of
the library board aiso spoke, as well as
11 a Blough. principal of the Ports
moutlv school. -!
Miss Neily Foxt branch librarian,
told the history of the library which
began in that community 15 years ago.
Miss Anne Mulheron. librarian. Intro
duced the University Park librarians,
Mrs. Leila Haseltlne and Mum Ann
McLelland. story teller. Miss McLei
land told a story at the meeting.
Miss Frances GUI. accompanied by
Miss Mary I Henderson, played three
selections on the violin. .
The library" opened this morning for
circulation, j Every Friday afternoon
there! will bi two story hours, one for
the younger! children and Another for,
the older ones. - '
- i V i. I i i
Salem, Sept. 9. Four of the (22 ac
cidents reported to the state Industrial
accident commission for the week end-
I Moollet, logger. Salem; H- Oberle. mi-
ehinist. Portland : Herbert O. Byrnes.
I laborer. Portland; Marlon Waddel, la-
borer. Oakland, Or.
mom oo it Don oftoHirrfta
'": EAST x7Sl. '"
Prohibition Agents;
Arrest Suspects in
Washington County
In their very fortress upon the top
of a hill 20 miles out of HUlaboro from
which they could see anyone coming
for a long distance. Joe Buzik and hi
sen. Cart, were caught unaware and
arrested Friday afternoon by federal
prohibition agents. They are in Jail
at Hiflsboro, charged with violation of
the" prohibition law. -
.Raiders reached the house and
searched it while the Buziks were in
the barn. They found evidences of a
still in the attic and In the barn were
a barrel of mash, several empty mash
barrels, a quantity of moonshine mix
ture and five sacks of sugar.
Washington; Sept. 9. (WASHING
The .senate today passed the house bill
introduced by Representative Sinnott
authorizing appropriations for protec
tion of timber on government lands or
reserves from fire, disease, beetles or
other-insects. Tlus bill guards against
the doubt of authority for such appro
priations under the rules, which has
imperilled the voting of money for such
. The senate also passed Representa
tive Hawley's bill to include the Ore
gon California grant land covering
the approach" to the Oregon caves in
Josephine county, which it is proposed
to me for camp grounds and other ac
commodations for visitors to the caves.
Washington, Sept. 9. The senate
passed the McNary resolution for in
vestigation by a senate committee of
the subject of crop insurance. His
purpose is to assemble information
as to whaf such insurance covers in
other countries and what may feasibly
be done in covering various forms' of
insurance in a single policy.
George B. Thomas
Admits He'll Eun
For City Gouncil
"Tea, I am a candidate ror city com
missioner," George B. Thomas, school
director affirmed this morning. "But I
am not Oing to give up the school
board. I would not quit the school
board for any job in the world. I
don't have to."
Thomas said that he had nothing
to do with the announcement of his
candidacy by cards distributed over
the city Friday night. Jty friends did
it," he said. "I intend to run subject
to the approval of the federation," but
I had nothyjg to do with announq
ing it."
The Midway club, of which Henry
Miller is president and W. D. Barr is
secretary, has endorsed Thomas' candi
dacy. The club's membership is 300 and
its headquarters are at No. 338 Fifth
street. About 103 were present at the
last meeting.'
Christian Church
Seeks Community
Body at Lebanon
Lebanon, Or., Sept. 9. The Lebanon
Church of Christ is to offer to merge
with any other body of Christians in
Lebanon and fo sell Its church edifice,
if such a merger takes place. The con
gregation passed a resolution to this
effect, seeking to eliminate duplication
of effort and expense. Should the
church property be sold the proceeds
would be used for benevolent, educa
tional or missionary purposes. Resig
nation of its pasto.- would be requested.
Rev. C K. Allison, the pastor, is
considering an offer from the Eugene
Bible university to take up extension
work at Seattle. This would enable
him to complete his work at the Uni
versity of Washington.
Fines Imposed on
Two for Failing
To Clean Up Lots
Two persons were fined $3 each and
four others had their 3 bail declared
forfeited Friday In, municipal court by
Judge Ekwall for permitting grass and
weeds to grow on vacant lots after the
property was posted as needing clean
ing by city authorities.
E. B. Hyatt and Lou II. Sammons
pleaded guilty and were fined. II. P.
McNary. J. Wykoff, John Miller and
Fritz Beerli did not appear, and their
bail was forfeited.
Others of the 31 persons whose names
appeared on the police court docket
for today convinced the court that
their lots had been cleaned since the
warrants for their arrest were issued,
and their cases were continued indefi
nitely. Dave Lightner
Makes No Defense
In Los Angeles
.Los Angeles. . Sept. 9. -(U. P.)
David Lightner, said to be leader' of
the narcotic smuggling ring in the
Northwest, will be returned to Port
land. Or- next Wednesday to face
charges that toe evaded by jumping
Lightner made no defense at his
bearing before Commissioner Long
He was brought to this city on the
steamer West Farralon when as a
stowaway he was recognised and
placed, to irons.
2 Strikers Given
Seven-Year Terms
Ashevllle, N. C, Sept. 9. I. N. S )
Denouncing an attack on a strike
breaker employed here by the Southern
railway as an atrocious crime. Judge
H. P. Lane sentenced three striking
railroad employes of that road to seven
years each in- state's prison, in superior
court here today. The men sentenced
ars E. G, Koontx, E. R. Henderson and
Frank Briggs, They were convicted
f having assaulted and kidnaped Sam
uel Harris, IS years old.
- Joe Provost, two years past being
sn octogenarian, was the star witness,
and star .signer, appearing before Cir
cuit. Judge Bingham today in th in
vestigation into the validity of the
signatures on the Grange income tax
Provost, ,whe lives at the Ohio hotel,
where Paul Turner, one of the most
prolific of the professional petition cir
culators also makes his headquarters.
found his name written three times on
the Grange bill. They were his signa
tures, he admitted, and two of them
were certified by Paul Turner and
one by Otto Newman.
F. H. Gearin also identified his sig
nature, but denied that he had signed
his name a second time on the line im
mediately following. This second sig
nature was designated rts "the boldest
forgery I have ever seen" by Wallace
McCamant. Paul Turner hid certified
to both of these signatures, the authen
tic and the forgery.
Joe Picard, proprietor of the Rhine
hotel, testified that Ben Baloff had
never resided at his hotel and. that
there was no one of that name who
had. His name was on the petition,
certified by Paul Turner.
Various other witnesses on the stand
during the day testified that they had
signed the petition, but that they had
been told it was for the purpose of
reducing ear fares, or telephone rates,
to cut down high rents o'r the high
cost of living, and one woman, Mrs.
Laura Cheely. said she had been told
the purpose of the bill was to reduce
the income tax.
Mrs. Osiette Fortier, who was down
on the list as a signer, said she had
been told that it was a bill to reduce
high rents and taxes. A few days
later she had been asked to sign again,
she said, and when she had protested
that she had already signed, was told
to sign over again as it made no dif
ference. Paul Turner certified to her
'Other witnesses testified they had
told the circulators thatthey were not
citizens, and had been told this made
no difference. Paul Turner, Otto Newman-
and George Bylander figure, in
this testimony as the circulators, and
as having certified the signatures.
Paul Turner today expressed himself
as aggrieved at the published report of
yesterday that he had certified to the
signatures of Mrs. Mary Eschebeck,
for six weeks his wife. Turner ex
plains that it was Otto Newman, and
not he, who certified Mrs. Eschebeck's
signature, and grieves because the
suggestion that he had certified the
signature, knowing her not to be a cit
izen and not lawfully entitled to sign,
inferentially charged him with a fel
Salem, Sept. 9. Cliques and cians,
which, , he said, ; are attempting to
break up the Republican party, were
scored this morning by Walter L.
Tooze Jr.. chairman of th state Re
publican committee, at a Western Ore
gon rally of the party held here. About
50 attended, mostly from points outside
of Lane county and including virtually
all Multnomah county legislative can
didates. In stressing the importance of party
euppert, Tooze said that of 76 candi
dates who had filed for state ofiices
but one had declared in his platform
that he believed in the principles of the
Republican party.
State Senator Gus Moser of Port
land said that he intends to introduce
a measure at the coming legislative
session which would affect the primary
law to the extent that provision would
be made for putting party platforms
before the voters.
Few Republican committeemen at
tended the meeting. Governor Olcott
was not present, but is expected to ar
rive during the day.
Other speakers this morning were
Senator Isaac Patterson, Senator B. L.
Eddy of Roseburg, Ed Cusick of Al
bany, candidate for a Joint senator
ship ; Senator Isaac Staples, K. K.
Kubli and Milton Reed Klepper, all of
Another meeting is being held this
afternoon and a banquet will take place
Finger Prints May
Solve Identity of
Local Safe Robber
By a minute inspection of finger
prints found on the knob of a safe in
room 408 Labor Temple, police hope to
find a clue that will bring about the
arrest of someone who opened the
strong box during the night and took
J180 belonging to the International
Electrical Workers' union.
Financial Secretary H. H. Klrkland
found the safe rifled when he opened
the office, at 9 :30. this morning. He
said a meeting of the union had been
held the night before, at which many
members had paid their dues, which
accounted for the sum left in the safe.
"Six people knew the combination,"
Kirkland told Police Inspectors Leon
ard and Gordon.
Photographs of the finger prints are
being studied by Bertillon experts.
Chinese Gambling
Proprietors Facing
Possible Jail Term
Six Chinese gambling den proprietors
arrested" Friday night by morals -quad
police may face jail sentences as the
result f a -warning- issued from the
mench of the municipal court Friday
that hereafter more severs penalties
will be Imposed" on gamblers, .
Judpa Ekwall declared Jail sentences
await when, .evidence of gambling war
rants. Visitors would -be fined heavier,
he said. - Heretofore f IS far proprietors
and $3 for visitors have been the usual
flncS, .' f r . .. . - j.?
Raids were made at the following
places Friday J Ah Sam. No: 91 Sec
ond street i Lee. May ? 3io. 13- North
Fourth street; Mo Hap. No, m Sec
ond street t Los ing, s No. 5 North
Second street ; Ab Sing, No, S North
Second street, and Robert Ching, No.
: North Third street. -
Indicted Sheriff;
Arranges Bonds; 3
Face Liquor Charge
Spokane, Wash., Sept. . Charged
iq secret grand Jury - indictents (re
turned here last week with conspir
acy In furthering the - liquor ' traffic
taneriff Thomas Barker of Ferry
county. R. F. Carpenter, Great North
ern station agent at Republic, and
John Woods," farmer of Ferry county,
are at liberty on bonds following tliteir
arrest Saturday and Sunday at He
public by Deputy United States Mar
shal Frank Kslick- j '
;News of the arrests was wlthiield
pending further investigation of the
cases by federal authorities. f?
i Sheriff Barker, Carpenter and Woods
were brought to Spokane and bopds
were arranged. Sheriff Barker Snd
Carpenter furnished bonds of $2600.
Woods' bond was reduced to fjoOO
when he produced the cash. 1
Announcement that coal will be Im
ported from the vast mines of Shan
tung, China, to meet whatever shrt;
ages in fuel may result from the cfoal
miners' strike, was made today byf F.
N. Edlefsen, president of the Edlefjsen
Fuel company. Regular shipmeints
will be made in shipping board vetela
operated by the Columbia-Pacific
Steamship company, the fuel .being car
ried as ballast, Edlefsen announce.
This will be the first importations
of Chinese coal in years and the first
on any extensive scale. The firs,t Ves
sel, the Eastern Sailor, due to
Portland the last week in September!, is
scheduled to bring some 3000 tonsj
The use of marketable coal instead
of unmarketable ballast is considered
one solution of the perplexing retirn
cargo question, most of the ves4els
reaching this port on Oriental rijns
usually arriving light and some wjith
water ballast.
The quality of the coal, Kdlefsn
said, is of the sort known as sepii
anthracite or free burning anthra
cite. He said the 'fuel could he un
loaded here for sale at a rate little; in
excess of the' eost of lower grade do
mestic coal. i
If the quality holds up to sample and
the demand justifies continuance of
the service, the importation will bq a
permanent feature. Edlefsen said.
Boxer and Jockey j
Lodged in Jail a
Short Change Pair
Johnnie Coy. widely known on (he
Pacific coast as a featherweight prize
fighter, and Eddie Carter, jockey, are
in the city jail, charged with larceriy,
while the police are Investigating them
as short change suspects.
They were arrested at Park and G3i--i
san streets Friday afternoon by In
spectors Price and Hyde, after tine
number of their automobile was fur
nished to police by Mrs. E. Weiner,
whose husband is proprietor of a hard
ware store at No. 809 Union avenue
She later identified them as the to
men who short-ctianed her of 10
earlier in the day and escaped in .n
automobile. j.
According to Mrs. Weiner, the two
entered her store and made a 5-ceint
purchase, offering a $10 bill. She gave
them the change, and after adding;, a
nickel to the change, they returnied
and suggested she give them a $20 bill.
For the moment, Mrs. Weiner did njot
realise that the $1 she already held
washer own, and she obligingly gave
them $20. It is the eld .fast counting
short-change trick.
As soon as she realized she had been
duped she told a messenger of the
Kenton bank, who obtained the num
ber of the automobile in which tjie
two men left.
Both the suspects denied they short
changed Mrs. fWeiner. j
Alleged Aidfr in !
Killing of Federal
Agents Locked Up
Tillamook, Sept 9. Jap Perry, who
the federal authorities allege was iin
pllcated in the murder of two prohibi
tion agents at Grand Rdnde Saturday
night, arrived at Tillamook late Frida
afternoon in custody of Deputy Sherijff
E. W. Holden, and was placed in the
county jail. Perry had been at lare
on bail under two charges of manufac
turing liquor and bootlegging, but hs
teen surrendered by his bondsmen.
Upon the manufacturing charge he
was convicted by a Jury In justice
court and his case is on appeal o the
circuit court, which meets in Octobejr.
The bootlegging charge was for selling
a bottle of moonshine to one of the
prohibition officers who was killed. The
case is still pending in justice court-K
Washington Taxes j
Rhode Island Heirb
Olympia. Wash., Sept. 9. Bonds of ja
Washingtonorporation, owned by ja
nou-residentrlit the time of his deattu
hould be included with other Wash
ington property in computing the in
heritance tax due to the state, not
withstanding the fact that the bonS
themselves or the paper they are writ
ten on were outside of the state at tlie
time of death. Assistant Attorney Gen
eral George G. Hanen, this morning
held Iri an opinion to the administrators
of the estate of Frank A. Sayles vf
Rhode Island. Mr. Sayles. who ownSd
a large block of Washington Watr
Power bonds, died in 1920. i
Six Bail Strikers
Fined for Assault
1 1
Roseburg, Sept. 9. Three strikhfg
railroad shopmen, W. I. Moen, A. H.i
Wooden and Joe SherriiU paid fines of
ISO oach -in jostle court Friday
three others, L- F. Xaagenberg. Ed
Evarts and F. IL Miller pa3d fines ?f
$25' each. : The P.n-s grew out of a re
cent fracas when the strikers attacked
a -railroad guard. J. W. Murray. iA
charge of assault with intent to. kUl
was first placed against them, hut wss
later changed, to assault and battery.
- San Francisco, Sept. 9. (J. N. S.)4r
In a sensational raid on cjifca by four
federal prohibitions enforcement offi
cers today. SO persons were arrested
and - liquor ' valued at $25,810 - setxad.
The proprietor or those in "charge of
each place were arrested. ; ' . -- j-
ui siei s and sneak thieves were
busy FrMay night six cases being re
ported to police, for Investigation.
Mrn Jacob Rosenberg. No, 2S5 Shen
andoah terrace, re urnod home at 9:30
o'clock to find hei house topsy-turvy.
Burglars had entered through a win
dow ieft unlocked, and emptied the
contents of several drawers. Appar
ently the burglars were frightened
away, as nothing was missing.
Thieves stole a suitcase and several
asticies of clothing from the rooms of
H. H. Thomas. Nc. 23 Third street.
Entrance was gained with a pass key.
Harry Hildebrant. working at a ga
rage at No. 1 12th street, leit his
watch and, $1.60 in a coat on a hook.
When he put his coat on the money
and watch were gone.
Two diamond rings were reported
stolen fro mthe apartment of Ralph
VV. Elden. No. 50U Hall street. The
articles were removed froyn a cache
in a bureau drawer. .
Sneak thieves entered the rooms of
Jesse Luke and L. D. Han, No. 274
Holladay street, and stoie four suits,
srx shirts and some Jewelry.
Burglars obtained $3.10 from the
cash register of a cafe at No. 64 Sixth
street. They then entered the Oregon
Liberty P.arber shop, adjoining, at No.
66 Sixth street.
Astoria, Or., Sept. 9. As a result of
piling the lumber of her deckload too
high, the steamer schooner H. B. lxve
joy, hich loaded lumber at Rainier
for San Pedro. Iok nzrt of her cargo
last night, her hold has six feet of
wa?r in it and the vessel is agroufid
on a sand bar in the Columbia river,
opposite Rainier.
It was shortly after the craft left
her moorings at the Mene'fee mill at
Rainier and headed for the sea that
.she look a sudden list, losing a por
tion of her deckload and careening so
far over to one side that she shipped
The vessel then righted Itself snd
was beached. She is to be pumped out
today and will probably be ready to
sail within a few days, as she is not
believed to be damaged seriously.
Three Shots Fired
To 'Frighten' Man
Costs Fine of $15
Three dollars a shot, with the pay
ment of the bill deferred indefinitely,
was the price John Mcllwee. jealous
husband, paid for using a small gun
early Friday morning, when he way
laid Harold Meskirner at East Ankeny
street and Grand avenue and fired five
bullets, however without hitting any
one. Meskimer, according to his own
statement, had just left the apartment
of Mrs. Mcllwee. No. 2 Union avenue,
when Mcllwee encountered him as he
waited for a street car.
Testimony in municipal court showed
that as Mcllwee claimed, he shot to
frighten Meskimer, so Municipal Judge
Elwell Imposed a $15 fine for discharg
ing firearms in the city, and suspended
payment on McIIwee's agreement not
to do it again.
Meskimer pleaded guilty to a dis
orderly conduct charge Friday, and
agreed to leave town. If a six months'
sentence was suspended. :
Federal Narcdtics
Agents' Arrest Man
As Peddler Suspect
Ah t Jim, said by federal narcotic
agents to be on.e of the leading ped
dlers of The Dalles, was arrested and
brought to Portland this morning by
Officers Burdick and Shafer, who say
he sold them a jar of smoking opium.
Burdick and Shafer also made two
or three other purchases and recov
ered some marked money. .Commis
sioner Kenneth Frazer this morning
placed Ah Jim's bail at $3000 and set
his hearing for Tuesday. v
Oakland Boy's Head
Is Cut by Woodsaw
Sutherlin, Sept. 9. George Conklin,
17, was seriously injured here today
while assisting Claude Covert in the
operation of a woodsaw at the C. W.
Hartley place. While cutting a stick
of dry laurel the bearings holding the
circular saw broke, allowing the shaft
to shift. The saw struck the boy on
the left side of his head, cutting a gash
'several inches long. Teeth of the saw
penetrated the skull, the attending phy
sician finding it, necessary to remove
several pieces of bone. The boy's con
dition is considered serious.
Judge Bloomfield
Dies at Seaview
Ilwaco. Wash., Sept. 9. Judge' Na
thaniel Hart Bloomfield, first circuit
judge in Pacific county, Washington,
died at his home at Seaview at the age
of 73 years. He 'was a native of
Bowling Green. Ky., and came west In
1S70, first settling at Portland for 15
years. lia practiced law in Portland,
The body was tak-wi to Portland Friday
for cremation.
Box Car Amuck, Hops
Track and Hits Pole
A railroad box car ran amuck at
East Third and Belmont streets Fri
day afternoon, jumping an abutment
at the end of a track and crashing
through a telephone pole on Belmont
street. The pole was left dangling by
three wires and endangered traffic
until it was secured with ropes.' . !
ChehAlis. Wash, . Sept. 9. Morton,
east of Chehalis, is using water from
its new gravity system, the water be
ins from Connolly creek. : v.
All ballot boxes in the possession of
County Clerk Beveridge win be opened
ffonight by Sheriff Hurlburt and his
deputies in the presence of Circuit
Judge Knowles and Attorneys la the
Coffey-Kirkwood contest in- a final ef
fort to discover the missing Repub
lican votes cast in precinct 197 in the
recent primary.
If this search fails to . reveal any
thing. District Attorney Stanley Myers
said, he will instigate a: poll in the
precinct under question to determine
how the voters in that precinct voted
and compare this straw : ballot with
the official returns in hope of segre
gating any discrepancies' and fixing
the responsibility. This same proceed
ure may be carried out n precincts
179 and 201.
At noon today John B.. Coffey had
1 8 votes to gain in order to replace. R.
J. Kirkwood on the Republican ticket
for nominees to legislature. During
the two weeks of the roobuntlng, Cof
fey has gained 6S votes and lost 48,
giving him a net gain of 20 votes.
Kirkwood has gained 19 votes and
lost 71, giving him a net loss of 62
votes. Coffey's net gain added to
Kirk wood's loss of 52 gives Coffey a
gain of a total of 72 votes since the
recounting began. Coffey gained 5
votes during the counting today,
Charged with burglary, William
Young and F. A. Hurst offered the
alibi that when arrested in the store
of W. A. Metsger in Gresham. June
IX, their purpose was not to rob the
store but to search for whiskey .they
believed had been hidden there. This
defense made no impression on Pre
siding Judge Stapleton, before whom
the two men pleaded guilty. They
were sentenced to nine months each
on the rock pile, being given credit
on a year's term for the three months
they had alresdy been in jail. The
two men claimed they had been robbed
of the liquor and seeing a car similar
to the one of the robber in front . of
the store, they concluded tlie liquor
was there.
x ...
Five indictments recently returned
by the grand jury charging negligency
and willful misconduct as an election
precinct chairman, were read to W. H.
Emerlck Friday afternoon when he
was arraigned before Presiding Judge
Stapleton. Chester A. Sheppard, at
torney for Emerick. asked the court
to grant five days in which his client
might determine his plea. This re
quest was granted over the objection
of District Attorney Stanley Myers,
who stated the state was prepared to
produce arguments for a speedy trial.
The indictments were read by Deputy
ijisirict Attorney George Mowry.
John Smetzler, who pleaded guilty
to forging a check for $25 on Ladd i
Tilton's bank May 19, was sentenced
to three years in the state penitentiary
today by Presiding Judge Stapleton.
Smetsler has a previous prison record.
Dublin, Sept. 9. T. N. S.) Eamonn
de Valera, commander in chief of the
Irish Republican irregulars, failed to
put In an appearance today when the
new dall eireann convened for its first
session. Professor Hayes was elected
speaker, succeeding Professor NcNeiL
William T. Cosgrove, honfe secretary
and acting secretary for foreign af
fairs, was elected president of the dail,
succeeding the late Arthur Griffith.
Cosgrove had no opposition.
, Although a number of members who
are In sympathy with De Valera's
cause consulted together and decided
to attend the sessions, only Laurence
Ginnell showed up at the first meeting.
He created a scene when he refused to
sign the membership roll.
"I charge that this dail is the instru
ment of the British government,"
shouted Ginnell. He was ruled out of
order, but continued his speech.
"I challenge the authority of this
body," cried Ginnell.
Tinally. the recalcitrant member was
Episcopalians Pray
For Mrs. Harding;
Wire to President
Both houses of the Episcopal General
Convention meeting in Portland in
structed their presiding officers -this
morning to send "messages" of sympa
thy to President Harding, assuring him
of their "affectionate interest" and of
fering devout prayers to the God and
Father of all" for the recovery of
Mrs. Harding. The resolution was
adopted by unanimous rising vote in
the house of deputies and by unani
mous vote in the house of -bishops. The
bishops then took action instructing
their chairman, the Rt. Rev. William
Cabell Brown, to offer the noon prayer
in behalf of Mrs. Harding. By their
vote the members of the house of dep
uties agreed to remember Mrs. Hard
ing in their individual prayers.
Close Details for
Building Armory
Medford, Sept 9. Colonel C. EL Dent
ler. United States army, inspector of
the Oregon National Guard ; George A.
White. adjutant general of Oregon,
snd John Huntxeiger, architect of Eu
gene, are here closing, up details for
construction of the Medford armory.
Vancouver, ash., Sept." 9- The fol
lowing marriage licenses were issued
here Friday : John J. Ranilla. 22. and
Eileen Welch, 24, Tacoit, Wash. ; Ru
dolph H. Salliger, 24. and Georgia E.
Yanck, 25; Portland ; George R. Bul
lock. 18, and Jewel F. Warriner, it.
Independence. Or. I William A. Saun
ders. 36, and Hazel A., Haynes. 2$.
Spokane; Edward B. Max Meyer, SO,
and Dorothy Feschner, 2S, Portland;
Harold D. Hougan. 22,. and Lienors Van
Horn, , 19, Portland ; Antone Ferin, 46.
and Marie Fitxner. 34, Clackamas, Or.:
Louie O. VanKleeck. 21. Olympia, and
Jeanetts TjeBlanc 20. Tacoma ; Cecil
H. Willis. 22. Portland, an Nell N.
Grant, 2? San Francisco, - : i -
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Dry Agents Armed
With Picks Hunt
For Poison Booze
(By TAuted Nuw) v ' " ' '
New Tor k, Sept. 9 County Tuid fed
eral dry agents, armed with picks,
shovels nd handaxes in addition to
heavy equipment of guns, dug up cellar
floorings and- broke Into houses,
garages and barns ih the notorious
Red Hook district of Brooklyn Friday,
in efforts to find the source of. the
poison liquor that has taken toll of
11 lives since Labor day, - .f
Believing an alleged '-king of boot
leggers" to have a redes vous some
where in Conover street, between' King
and Sullivan streets District Attorney
Ruston ordered his men assisted by 18
operatives of the local United States
prohibition staff to rout out ail possi
ble liquor suspects and locate any
caches of poison drinks.
First seisures occurred In a shed,
which contained a number of pint
xiasK Deuevea to contain ' wood al
No search warrants were used by: the
police making the raids. . "Strike first.
apologise afterward." was the order.
Oregon City, . Sept. 9. Possibility
that a mistake has been made in the
arrest of Fred- Hansteen, who asserts
he is from Seattle and who was Sus
pected of being Russell Dove, wanted
on charges of attempted murder and
roDDery by Fairfield. Is., authorities,
is expressed by Sheriff Wilson. The
doubt arises from Hansteen's appar
ently good alibi. Hansteen assert he
can prove he was tn various parts of
the West at the time the Falj field
crimes were committed.
Based on this alibi a writ of habeas
corpus has been filed in his behalf
and a hearing Is set for this afternoon.
Sheriff Walter Harris and County At
torney Munro of Jefferson, county
Iowa, are expected to arrive .in time
for the bearing.
Hansteen was arrested by the Port
land police at the request of George
A. Vreeland of the United States land
effice of Portland, and Del Hudson,
who reside In the Bull Bun district,
near where Hansteen was employed on
a aairy farm. The me trailed Han
steen to Portland. They had . been
watching Hansteen at the request of
sneriff Wilson, who first suspected
him. Sheriff Wilson said he knew of
rewaruj ior me arrest or uoe.
though Vreeland asserted that he un
derstood one of $800 existed. Hansteen
was turned over to the Clackamas au
thorities by the Portland police.
Mrs. O. A. Pace of Oregon City, who
recently returned from a trip and was
in Fairfield at the time, said Louis
Palm, a farmer Hying near Fairfield,
was attacked near his farm on the
night of July 21, supposedly by two as
sailants, and badly beaten and left for
dead. His assailants then entered his
home and beat his mother, a woman of
about DO years of age, and his wife
and chloroformed the wiamen. Both
his mother snd his wife suffered
broken ribs. The home was pilfered
for money, bed ticks and pillows even
being ripped up in. the search. ' Palm
is said to, have regained' consciousness
and to have gone to the home of his
brother for aid. " '
Move for Recall
Of Big load Bond
Issue Falls Down
Oregon City. Sept. 9. Because the
petitions which 'have been: circulated
calling for a measure on the November
ballot for a recall of the unsold county
road bonds did not have sufficient sig
natures they were not tiled with the
county clerk in time to permit the
measure to be placed on the ballot.
One hundred and fifty signatures were
lacking to meet the law requirements.
The time in which the petitions could
have been filed in order to bring the
matter up at the general election ex
pired yesterday, 60 days before the
election. November 7.
The measure, if placed on the-ballot,
would have called for the recall of the
unsold portion of the $1,700,000 bond
Issue, voted In November, 1919. Bonds
to the value of $1,309,550 of that issue
are yet unsold.
Sproule Sees Big
Change Jor Better
In State Business
San Francisco, Sept. 9. William
Sproule. president of the Southern
Pacific Railroad company, on his re
turn after a week'j shsence in Oregon,
said today there is greater activity
in the business of Oregon than at any
time since the height of the war period.
Asked as to shop conditions, he said
on the 1300 miles operated by the
Southern Pacific 'n Oregon, the number
of men at work in the shops is now
greater than before the strike.
"As 4o shop conditions on the line
generally," he said, 'the number of
men now at work in the shops on the
company's Pacific system , is greater
than jthe number who Went out oa
strike. All over 'ho line this has been
accomplished without hiring any strike
breakers. The men at work are real
workmen who desire the work and
have accepted the wages, rules and
working conditions laid down by the
United. States railroad labor board.
The men, have formed their own union
and called it the Southern Pacific
Shopmen's Protective league. Of those
qualified for this league, over 80 per
cent have already Joined. It is plain
to anyone going t lire ugh the shops that
strike conditions do not prevail any
where In the shops. 1
Attempt to Clear
Identity of Slain
Burglar Is Failure
Supposed identification of the " bur
glar killed by Special Patrolman
Whiteside in ' th home of X . Allen
Lewis. Na 706 Park- avenue. Sunday,
proved to he groundless' Friday night,
when Rev. and Mrs. Nicholas Welter.
No. 530 Mohawk, viewed the body and
declared that It was not that of their
son, . . .-. : t
Earlier in the evening -Stephen Greco,
No. 607 Sixth street, saw the body and
said it was his brother-in-law. Paul
Welter. . It develops that Greco had
seen- young Welter - only few times
and that a slmjlarity of features of
the dead, burglar, led to the confusion.
Subscriptions for the relief of Mrs,
Glenn Price, widow of one . of the
slain federal . prohibition officers, are
being received by. E, C Mears. finance
officer for the American Legion, at his
office, at 309 Wilcox, building. Mears.
to date, has received $600 from various
Individuals and organizations. Alt
checks for Mrs. Price, to be handled
through the Legion, should be sent to
Each mall brings to the office of Dr.
W AT t.Mtll. J ! .
i. a. 411 jji-jmuiuofi director, a
check or two for Mrs, Price or Mrs.
Todd, the other widow. -A
quiet investigation of the murder.
oa sea on ine uieory presentea Dy .
Father Felix Bucher, that, it was pre
meditated, is being carried on by the
federal prohibition office.
While the prosecution ' for : murder
will undoubtedly be conducted through
the state courts, since it seems deter
mined that -the killing did not: take
place on the' Grand Ronde reservation,
federal officers have expressed unoffi
cial opinions that charges will be
brought against several persons at
Grand Ronde by the federal govern
ment of resisting federal officers, and
of conspiring to threaten or Intimidate
an officer. .
( Continued From Pat Out)
tney were aoie io mane prices mat
gave them business' from other large,
Pier denied the charge that the bulk
of fire business had gone to - two or
three firms, stating that his records,
would show that aboutj 18 frims had
received awards.
He said rto record was kept of the
service of individual auto tires, but
this was done on a group system, and
mending the lowest bid. after having
made investigations in the city and at
outside points,
"I have tried to be absolutely fair
in the distribution of awards of con
tracts in the business of the. city of
Portland, said Pier. "I am not
ashamed of the record of the munici
pal store or the purchasing depart
ment." He stated that he would inaugurate
a system of records that would un
dertake tb check up on the service
of each auto tire, but doubted its prac
ticability. ' -
Then the representatives of the va
rious tire iconcerns had their innings.
There were charges that awards were
made on . the basis of the salesman's
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his goods,- that quality and price
were not given fair consideration, and
that some concerns' had been appear
In? at the purchasing department for
months '.without being, given consider
ation. . One grievance was that the
bids had been made on the basis of.
volume Ol utimnws, uuv uiai niu iu
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been split up until it wasn t wortn
while to any of the firms concerned.
Fletcher & James, who were' included
In the recommendations for an award
for solid tires, declined to accept a
small order.
Finally, the council . accepted the
recommendations of Pier that the tire -
awards be distributed to five con
cerns for a period of .three months.
"We will then start with - a clean
slate," commented Mayor Baker.
City Auditor Funk gave, notice to--
day to property owners in assessment,
districts for six pieces of public work
and payable and unless paid will In
come delinquent ana bear interest after
September 19. If not paid by October
9 the city will taxe steps to sell the
For the improvement of ast . 21st
street, from to Crane 'streets.
$3409.78 : for Improvement of East 22d
street, from Alberta to Sumner streets, -
$2350.80 ; for Improvement of Kaft 28th
street, from Prescott to- Alberta streets.
$7661,13; for impi ovement of Grand
avenue- from AIncrta to weDSter
streets, ' $1625.94 ; lor improvement of
East 69th street, from East Davis to
East Glisan streets, $471-78; for im
provement of East lath street, from
LMlIler to Nehalem avenues, $1524.54,
The budget estimates for the next
fiscal year were formally laid before
th citv council bv Commissioner Pier
Friday, and it was decided to open the ;
sessions for their consideration at 9
o'clock next Monday morning.-holding
continuous sessions until the work is
completed. - It Is expected that this
will take about two weeks. The bud
get then will go to the tax conservation
iwiwnwlwilm M.arlv A million and a .
half dollars must be cut from the ev .
tlraates to make the total come - within
the city's taxing capacity.
The Portland Wire A Iron works
has been awarded by the city council
the contract for furnishing iron t fence
and gates for Irving park at a price
Of $4433v ; .
The Capitol highway water district
is to have a new distributing system,
to be supplied with Bull Run water
purchased from the city of Portland.
The contract for the system has been -
awarded to Parker tc Schramm at a
price of $32,383.23. This Includes the
cost of the city main and meter pump
house, site and pump.
During the month of August work to
the amount of $941.60 was done by the
Hackett Digger company on the MII
waukle street fill, and a progress pay
ment will be authorised by the city
council at its' next session." An item of
$10,000 was Included In this year's bud
get to carry on this work, but it is pos
sible that this amount- wilf not com'
pletsd.the tlU and an additional appro
priation will have to be made in the
next budget. -:" . . v.; ...
MRf:jr4HE8'atA3rABY f"i
Mrs. "James Manary, No. 1512 East
Yamhill street., died at her home Fri
day night after an illness of about a
month. She -was. prominent, in church
and lodge circles and was-an active
member of' the - East , Side : Baptist
church, the 'Whit Shrine and the
Eastern Star. She la survived by her
husband, a , well-known' lumberman,
three daughters and two sons. Fu
neral arrangements have not heea
made. - v .- .'