THE 'OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND; OREGON. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 0, 1 922. GOVERNOR COX SAYS U.S. HAS ; KEY TO PROBLEM 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 governments. Referring to the League of Nations, Cox said : LOGIC AXD lEAOtE "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 render. fBAXCE SOT DICTATOR "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 harbor. ... No trace of the occupants has been found. - 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 ' - ' ' FOCB ACC1DKXT8 FATAL 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. DANCE TONIGHT ! Boat SWAN E. MORRISON BRIDGE. 8--4S HHa&F 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. liffllTs PASSED IN SENATE Washington; Sept. 9. (WASHING TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.) 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 purposes. . 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. JOTSARY RESOLUTION OX CROP INSURANCE PASSED 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 bond. Lightner made no defense at his bearing before Commissioner Long yesterday. 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. GRANGE PETlTlOft IS SIGNED BY ONE MAN THREE TI MES - 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 bill. 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. PID51 RESIDE THERE 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 signatures. CITIZENSHIP NO MATTER '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 ony. CLIQUES IN PARTY SCORED BY TOOZE 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 Portland. Another meeting is being held this afternoon and a banquet will take place tonight. 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 TO L FROM SHANTUNG 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 re.ch 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 j 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. FBASCISCO MOT BBT ' - 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- MPORT COA SNEAK THIEVES H MAKE HAULS IN 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. SAND BAR HOLDS LUMBER SCHOONER 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 water. 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.' . ! SEW SYSTEM IK USE 1 , ChehAlis. Wash, . Sept. 9. Morton, east of Chehalis, is using water from its new gravity system, the water be ins from Connolly creek. : v. NUMEROUS RAIDS BALLOT BOXES TO BE SEARCHED FOR MISSING SHEETS 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, ALIBI CLAIM FAILS TO MAKE IMPRESSION! TWO SENTENCED 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 ... ACCtSED ELECTION OFFICIAL HEARS INDICTMENT READ 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 SMETZLEB SENTENCED 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. OElERAlT AT DAIL MEETING 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. MARRIAGE LICENSES 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 - - - 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 choL No search warrants were used by: the police making the raids. . "Strike first. apologise afterward." was the order. alibTfuIIhi BY IOWA SUSPECT 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 no 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. F01SMIOW DF SLAIN FEDERAL AGENT CONTINUE 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 Mears. 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. . FIVE FIRMS TO GET CITY'S TIRE ORDERS ( Continued From Pat Out) tney were aoie io mane prices mat gave them business' from other large, corporations. 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. ' - TIKE ME!f HATE II5SIK 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 w. V " - -----.- 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 1 . . ... I 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. PROPERTY. OWfcKTaS GIVE3T KOTICE OF ASSESSMENTS 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 eludes: For the improvement of ast . 21st street, from Presc.tt 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, BUDGET HE ABIKO TO START " IX COC3TCIL ROOM MONDAY 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. CITY HALL BRIEFS 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 .- .'