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Villi. AA. V. - portofaa. Portland, Onsos.
Is Seeking Opinion of
All Leading Nations
After She Failed to
Convince France by
-By David Lawrenee-
(Copyright. 12. by Th Jemrml)
Washington, Dec JO. Having failed
to convince France by informal con
versations of diplomacy, the United
fHr VMarn m f O T f T H HI B U i
the opinion of the
j worm in Euppon
U of its plan . for a
f j settlement ox me
i f reparations - prob-
1 S e e r e t a r y
-5 Hughes' speech at
" New Haven, al
- with the first ex-
' i presslon ; from the
A White House on
' ' -' three weeks, has a
' I significance apart
muiivj. JSmmmJ from the charac
ter of the proposal that a commission
of financiers' undertake to fix what
uermany can pay. it mini,uimi. u
American government has been quiet
ly advancing- this proposal, but that
France has not ' agreed.
- There la no reason to believe FYance
has returned a flat negative, but there
is every reason to suppose that the
American government has made little
headway by secret ' diplomacy -and is
trying open diplomacy again.
It is most unusual for the president
and secretary of state . to discuss pro
posals made to foreign governments.
For weeks there has been a steadfast
refusal to say anything, though it was
known J. P. Morgan had conferred
with Secretary .Hughes and that - a
revival of the. bankers' -commission
Idea was under discussion, y
U was pointed out tn these, dis
patches at the time that the. key to
the question was to be found in the
report of the international bankers
committee made in June. . That com
mittee made certain recommendations.
bat Franc did not accept threm. The
situation has not changed since then.
reviving -the suggestion that a conv
., mission really try again. -'
" When the committee of bankers- met
in rra jn wunt, ui jr renca paia no
attention to its suggestions. Now the
A mertoatt government hopes, the situa
tion has proceeded far enough fori
franc to see the error of hep -way.
The. baQkera are ready to examine,
Germany's assets and resources again
and' to recommend a loan to Germany
wherewith . her . first- reparation pay
i ments can be. made, but first France
.must agree to give up her apparently
jun restricted right to punish Germany
whenever she pease. ;
- If the United States government1 had
, been able to convince France in the
, last lonnignt tnat sues ir piau was
- worth trying, the appeal - to public
opinion wouldn't have beett" necessary.
But the French government's policy
has been more or less mercurial of
. late, anyhow.
T. B. UTFl-TJEWCIS FEiT v
First, it seemed as if France would
Invade the Ruhr, then the policy was
. abandoned. Realising the tremendous
moral Influence which the United
- Mates wields in the world today, the
decision was made here to make public
the American plan almost on the eve
of the conference of premiers in Paris.
.That conference meets next Tuesday.
, Between now and then -the 'impres
sion made by the Harding-Hughes pro
posal for a revival of the international
bankers' committee idea . would be
carefullv weirhed bv ffrnich nntnton
After many months of cl unortng for
American help the French will pause
before they reject a concrete sugges
tion which Is so carefully worded that
it involves no responsibilities on the
part of any of the governments to ac
, cept the recommendations of the com-
WOl'tD 3TOT BE VOVHJ
"Governmeflts need not. bind them
selves in advance." said ; Mr. Hughes
in his "New Haven rpeech. "to accept
the recommendations, but they can at
least make possible such an inquiry
with their approval aj free the men
who may represent thlr country in
uch a commission from any respmiai
bility to foreign offices and from any
duty to obey the poitical instructions.
- "Xf governments saw fit to reject
the recommendations upon which such
' a body agreed, they would be free to
" vantage of Impartial advice and of an
enlightened public opinion. Peoples
mould 1 be Informed and the ': question
: would be - rescued from assertion and
- counter-assertion and tlie problem put
upon its wsy to solution.
-. The fttregoing quotation lift the
. curtain on what has beea happening
. eer since the first hints were given
' that diplomatic moves-of prime im
- nortanee were being made by America
in the European situation, .v
-' CAEB3 OJTAfiLK
. It shows why the Borah resolution
' for an economic conference . was re
garded as muddying the waters at this
: time. ' It snows that the American
eppointinent or a conunission or bank
ers to meet In. international conference
and that France was privately arguing
that her political situation would not
permit of any recession at this time
from her announced policy of making
Germany Day the sums she offered
year ago in the London conference.
- But with all the cards on the table
the American government has . played
Its trump card publicity. France can
not very well reject a suggestion that
the commission of inquiry be appoint
ed. It can't say m advance' that the
commission will , do the wrong .thing.
: It can only say that the matter has
already been Investigated, but (hat
would not dispose of It for there is a
. difference of opinion as to what "Gar
ro any 's capacity to pay has been and
will be. There Is a distinct feeling
here that the world is on the threshold
of another victory for open diplomacy
-an -; appeal - to world opinion
ae-atnst secret negotiation and lnteraa-
Des ; Moines Preacher-Hangman
Accused jn Connection With
Disappearance of Liquor
Valued at $30,000; In Fight
Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 1ft. (17.' P.)
Sheriff Winfred K Robb. preacher-
hangman, today was arrested in con
nection with the disappearance of $30,-000-
worth of liquor from the county
Jail. Both Robb and his brother.
George Robb, a deputy sheriff, were
taken into custody on warrants charg
ing them with larceny and illegal dis
posal of liquor.
The sheriff was arrested by Coroner
Clift, the only officer empowered to
do so. t
CLASHES WITH JAILER
, The' arrest of the sheriff on the eve
of his retirement "from office, follow
ing which he was planning to preach
a "new evangelism", from the lecture
platform, was the most sensational de
velopment in . the investigation of the
theft of .80 cases of bonded liquor from
the top floor of the county Jail.
The warrants for the two Robbs
were issued a few hours after -Clyde
McMurray, . a son : of Jailer William
McMurray. had been arrested. Robb
bad declared a charge of grand lar
ceny "would be filed against McMurray,
The arrest was ordered by Vernon
Seeburger, assistant county attorney.
who la Investigating the liquor theft
A clash between the sheriff and the
jailer took place when the two met In
the alley north of the Jail. With an
automobile, between them preventing
any physical encounter, the two ex
HAS TOUGH. LUCK
. McMurray ' accused Robb of careless
ness in his supervision of the room
containing the confiscated liquor. The
sheriff refused to let McMurray , Into
the jail, f - . - :
I expect 'them to make charges
against me," the sheriff remarked.
With i these, charges filed against
him. two lawsuits on hie hands because
of alleged actions of his deputies and
the,i memory, of an unsuccessful cam.
paign for congress. Sheriff -Robb" can
regard himself as a special favorite of
mlafortunet's And, to add- to . that he
had 'to face criticism and even threats
and bitter denunciations because he. a
preacher ox the- gospel, executed two
The-charges are a "smoke screen."
"I have known for some time that
the deputies have planned to spring
these charges if I should get too far
in my Investigation." the sheriff said.
"I intend to push the probe and I
will eventually put behind the bars
the men who participated in the liquor
thefts.. As for myself participating In
the thefts, It is too absurd to waste a
Robb declared he had plenty of evi
dence to warrant holding the two eons
of Jailer McMurray.
The Information filed against Sheriff
Robb charged him with illegally dis
posing of confiscated liquor on August
S. The thefts had been going on for
months In the belief of authorities.
Robb's brother was accused of Illegally
confiscating the contents of a trunk
taken from the. Rock 'Island station at
Dog Owners Fined;
Had No License
Fines of IS each were given 12 dog
owners by Municipal Judge Ekwall
Friday on charges of not having
llcehsea The arrests were made by
Rose Churchill of the Oregon Humane
society, who stated that any other
owners without "licenses would be ar
rested and their dogs placed in the
pound. All licenses for 1922 expired
September L - . ,
Wilson Pleased by
Tribute of Senate
Washington. Dec SfL N. a
Woodrow Wilson sent a letter to Vice
President Calvin CooUdge. saying he
had been given "genuine rleasure" by
the senate's action in passing a reeo
lution on his 6th birthday, commemo
rating his return to health.
Jury Indicts "Social Lions"
st- st st St St st St. st st st
Accused of Peddling Booze
By Westbreok Pegler ;
- Caiud Wmm Staff; Cormpoodcat
New Tork. Dec f 30. BooUegglng
makes ' strange bedfellows.- -
Rene La Montaigne, international
polo player. New Tork clubman and
fashion plate, with social connections
in Newport, -Tuxedo and London, was
Indicted by the : federal grand Jury
Friday as one of the men who have
been supplying millionaire members of
the w Racquet - and Tennis club ' with
whiskey, giac and wine. A trockdrtver
was named In the same indictment, v
. And Rene's three brothers, equally
well connected as himself, were , In
dicted with him. They are Montague,
Morgan and William. The Montalgnes
are members of the Racquet and Ten
nis dub. which is one of those Im
pregnable resorts of the rich on Park
avenue, where the rarefied social at
mosphere la like to stifle the casual
... Park avenue was stricken almost ap
oplectic Reno Montaisme indicted as
a bootlegger: How ridiculously droll.
He Must Hang
TERS, English youth
condemned to die for ; kill
ing Percy Thompson, his
sweetheart's husband. Mrs
Thompson is also . to be
; BABE MUST HAT4G
Mxndot Dec ' S0.-HU P.) -r '-Mrs.
Edith Thompson and - Frederick Ed
ward' Bywaters will be hanged slmul
taaeously at 9 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing. "January 9. for the murder of the
woman's husband, the Dally Mail an
nounced today. V i
The home " secretary has decided ' to
refuse their, petitions for clemency, the
Mail declares it learns from unofficial
sources. . r.-. . - r; '-?:'. vf . '.
Mrs. Thompson expected to become
a mother early in the new year. She
will be the first British woman to be
hanxed In 13 years, i :
Bywaters : appeal was 'accompanied
by petitions , so large that two motor
trucks were required -to carry them to
the home office. " They contained more
than a million, names. .
Thompson, for whose murder the
couple will hang, was found 4ylng in
the - arms of his . wife outside their
home October 4. A sensational trial
developed that the couple hadplotted
bis death. .. . , '-, .
New -Year's: Eve
Must Be Quiet, Is
Edict From Police
New Tear's eve must be- noseless.
aecordlng to a , bulletin Issued to the
police department by Chief JU V. Jen
kins. ; - . 'V.
A certain amount of latitude In the
way of noise will be allowed tsnlgbt.
but Sunday-night, the real eve of the
New. Year,, strict reconim must be ob
served.-: 'i- . t
v EJven tonight, for that matter, open
cutouts,- shooting, -feather .dusters and
confetti are under the, ban. ; The po
lice have orders to pursue home or to
the city ' Jail any violators of - these
rules. Because of the eve falling, on
Sunday, many of the usaal dances, and
parties have been scheduled, for to
night. Hotel dances will proceed until
midnight, and most of the theatres will
have midnight matinees Sunday night.
And indicted as comrade- in boots of a
common trackman. Lovely I -
If Rene .. failed . to appreciate ithis
newer v democracy which , put him . In
bad, as it were -with the , trackman,
neither did - the trackman. ' James R.
Borrows, fully relish the distinction, of
being Indicted with Rene. : v f : i
f The Montaigne boys were Indicted as
officers, stockholders, or active sales
men of the wares of the Eminence Dis
tillery company, which is owned by the
Copperfield company. Inc.'. which In
turn Is. owned by vendors .of forged
permits, and Eddie Harlow, said to be
the cigar- man at the Racquet and
Tennis dub. is another member of the
Indicted gronp. Harlow is designated
as sales representative who took orders
CLTJB 3ETS" JOLT "
The grand jury called In many of
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t - ' ' -) .
jckv - ; " ,v N y , i
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the clubmen under grants of Immunity,
to show their check stubs. which tt
will be contended will show that these
(Ooatusoedea P Tv, Oohnna Twe.) -
Medical Block " Changes Hands
and 99-Year Lease Taken on
Ground by Alderpark Holding
Co. at $1500 Per Month.
Negotiations have been concluded for
the sale of the Medical building, lo
cated at the northeast corner of Park
and Alder streets, and for a 99-year
lease of the property on which - tt
stands. The transfer is made from
the Pacific Holding company to the
Alderpark Holding company. Consid
eration was not named, but it is .un
derstood that the rental under the
terms of the lease is S1500 per month.
Assessed value of the ground and
building is $247,200.
The Medical building is a six-story
brick structure; erected In 180S and
was silently damaged by fire about
two years ago. "F. O. Downing is
nresident and principal owner of the
Pacific Holding, company. Officers of
the Alderpark holding company are A.
R. Watsek. president, and H. B. Beck
Phillip V. W. Fry handled the nego
tiations for both parties.
. Strong tc, MacNaughton are to take
over the management of the Medical
building for the new owners. . -A.- R.
Watsek. president of the Alderpark
Holding company le president of the
Watsek Lumber company and one of
the best-known- younger businessmen
of Portland. - .'
Chicago. Dec. SO. L N. a Police
man Will J. CMalley was shot and
killed early today by one of three gun
men! -who had shot at a . Medlll high
school girt returning home with three
fellow students frem their "rOOTj .t.
the .west tna women , ciud.
Tb wounded rirl is Miss -Minnie
Finkelstein. 17. She was shot through
the bio and taken to a hospltaL
Miss Finkelstein's three companions
narrowly escaped death. A bullet cut
through the clothes of her escort. Leo
One4 of the assailants, whose attack
Is believed by the police to have been
actuated by Jealousy and a desire for
revenge, was shot and captured, ' but
died at 10 o'clock. He gave three names
'John Reed." -John Reise" and -John
TBXG SHOT TWICE ,
. The man claimed at first his home
was in Chicago. His cap, however,
bore the trademark of Yonderfs store.
New Tork city. He was shot twice
through the chest. -"You'll
not get a single bit of infor
mation from me," he reiterated to the
He was shot down by Policeman
Simon R. Kennedy, a boyhood chum
of Policeman O'Malley. The two also
served overseas together.
Miss Finkelstein and. Kaufman were
on their way home from the "prom
with Miss Bessie Klass and Miss Fink
elstetn'a brother, Isadora.
Suddenly one of the three assailants
confronted them with a revolver.
"Pardon me." he. remarked.
Then, according to Miss Finkelstein.
he began shooting. She said there was
no outward attempt at robbery.
Patrolmen O'Malley, W. J. Kennedy
and W. M. Murphy were a block away
"pulling a box." They hurried to the
scene. The three assailants fled.
In the chase the men turned en the
officers. When about 25 feet from them
they began firing. O'Malley felt -
Then Policeman Kennedy shot the
man holding the smoking revolver and
he dropped. -
The other two escaped.
And Swiss to Wed
Today, Is Report
Chicago. Dec 0. I. K. " S.)- The
red "wedding carpet : of the McCor-
mlcks in Lake Shore Drive, was thrown
out - this afternoon and guests began
to arrive in limousines. -
The report immediately spread that
Edward Krenn, young Swiss land
scape gardener, and Mrs. Edith Rocke
feller McCormick would be married
today. The report could- not be -con
firmed, however, as butlers refused
admittance to all but guests.
Americans Wed in
Constantinople. Dec 30. L N. S.)
Robert Imbrie. observer for the Ameri
can state department, was nv.vrled here
today in the famous old Benedictine
chapel to Katherlne Gillespie of New
RocheUe, N. , Y. - The witnesses were
Mrs. Edna Bassett of Laos Angeles and
Miss Winifred Edwards of New York.
U. S. Dry Agent and
Woman Found Dead
Newark. N. X. -Dec -30. (L N. S.)
Walter Neely. a prohibition agent.
and a. woman, were found dead in an
automobile in a garage In Trenton,
this morning, according to a telegram
received by prohibition enforcement
agents. . .- -.
AND WOUNDS GIRL
At 86 Quits
1 Vile Weed
(By TTairansI Service) - r
Washington. Dec. 30. If the Wash
ington monument had toppled with a
splash into the Potomac; or ,
If. Representative .-, voisteaa naa m-
a beer'v and wine amend-
Neither of these events would have
astonished Washington, half so much
as the announcement' today that Uncle
Joe Cannon had quit smoking..
The famous old representative from
Illinois. SS years old. - who ,; has been
smoking for three quarters of a cen
tury, "gave Dp the weed a week ago
didn't wait to make New Year's reso
lutions.': Asked how- he accomplished it today.
be said: ' -
"I Just up and stopped,
The sight of Uncle Joe in the last
days of the last term in congress, his
classic features minus a ' long cigar
Jutting from them at an angle of 45
degrees, comes as a profound sensa
tion to civilization whose capacity for
sensations has been about exhausted
by world wars, conversation by' radio
across the Atlantic and four-mlle-a-minute
airplane. , . -.
It may have no significance at ail.
but a large new spot appeared on the
face of the sun on the day. Uncle Joe
divorced Lady' Nicotine. - ,, -
Washington, Dec 30.--I. N. 8.)
The United States win make no defi
nite move in the European situation
until it can be seen whether the al
lied premiers. In their meeting at Paris
next week. can adjust the differences
which have kept Europe in economic
foment .for three years..- -
If the premiers again tail to agree
upon German reparations and other
controversial problems, and If France
persists In her announced intention or
occuping : the- Ruhr basin en January
15, then it is entirely probable tnat
the American- government will Inter
vene with a "plan" to adjust the dif
ferences,- and designed particularly to
forestall a French military thrust at
the Ruhr.- " ; t -
HO PLAIT REACHED J- " '
i This- is tha policy or President Hard-,
tng and, 'Secretary of State -Hujthee.
as gleaned today-" from the numerous
official statements, semi-official state
ments and plain, ordinary conjectures
with which Washington Has been -del
uged in the last 24 hours. , -
No hard and fast American program
has been worked out. it was stated of
ficially today, nor is one likely to be
In advance of the arrival of Colonel
George Harvey American ambassador
to Great Britain, wno is aue in Wash
ington about the same time the allied
premiers gather - in -f Paris. colonel
Harvey has been summoned home for
the sole purpose of advising President
Harding and Secretary Hughes as to
American policy in the current crisis.
HUGHES HAS "PL AH";
It Is more than likely, however, that
this ' contemplated American action
will be along' the -general line pro
posed by Secretary, of State Hughes in
his speech In New Haven last night
an : International commission of eco
nomic experts, "fact-finding commis
sion,' : appointed by - all the ' govern
ments-concerned to survey the repara
tions situation and render an impar
tial, non-political report on Germany's
ability, to pay.
Tt la around thin nmmml that :fm.
formal conversations and "feelers have
been in progress in the capitals of Eu
rope for some weeks.
Captain Milne Has
- Chance to Eecover
' Jack Milne, former captain in the
91st division, has a fighting chance
for life at the United States Hahne
mann hospital as a result of a blood
transfusion made Friday and one to
be given today. -
"Bob" Sawyer, commander of Scoot
Toons camp. Veterans of the- Span
ish War, gave his blood Friday to help
save bis comrade. Sawyer was one ol
seven who responded, to Over the Top
post's call for volunteers. The testa
showed his blood to bet In good condi
tion and to respond very closely In
count to that of the sick man's blood.
Several reported at the hospital -this
morning for the tests, and It was ex
pected another-transfusion would be
made later today.- A third transfusion
may be necessary on Tuesday. Milne
Is being "built up so that he can stand
an operation. Volunteers should call
up Judge Deich at the courthouse, or
the hospital East 161C. - . '
Raft Overturns in
Finally Make Land
Cottage Grove. Dec 80s. Marvin Al
ston. Charles Spray, Earnest Bennett
and Harry Skilling, four venturoue
Cottage Grove lads, made a raft from
logs and boards which they collected
from the Hvei and started Thursday
morning about 9 o'clock . from Main
street bridge down the, river. .They
sailed along all right until reaching
Cresrwell. .about 12 miles down the
river, when their raft struck an island
and. overtumd sending them all Into
the -muddy, swirling water. After
some time they all reached the bank.
Earnie Bennett lost a pair of loggers'
shoes and. . Harry EkllUng almost lost
his life reaching, shore.
- One of the- boys said, "Oh, Mama. I
said my prayers while in the water !
The river, is unusually high and the
waves were high. The- boys were com
pelled to walk home In their wet cloth
ing. Earnie Bennett ' in hie stocking
feet. They reached Cottage Grovo tn
the afternoon, wet. hungry and weary.
Benedict Crow el I, Former Assist
ant Secretary of War, Heads
List; All Prominentj ; Federal
Grand Jury Hints Conspiracy.
Washington. Dec 80. (L N. 8.) The
special federal grand Jury. which for
many weeks has been delving into
frauds perpetrated ' upon the govern
ment in the construction of the war
cantonments today indicted seven men.
all prominent In the construction of
camps for the government during the
war. -'. .'.i.r-.H , ; ' ; :
Heading the list of those Indicted was
Benedict CroweU, former assistant sec
retary of war. , .. - , -
The indictments were "for unlawfully
and feloniously conspiring to defraud
the United States"; and it was stated
that "some of the defendants have
done acts to effect the objects of the
conspiracy." . -
Those Indicted were : ;
William A. Starrett of the Starrett-
Van Vleck company.
Cemens W. LudofC vice president
of the Cleveland Construction com
pany. . --.J . - . ; .
Morton C Tuttle. acthur chairman
of the Emergency Construction com
pany, also identified With the Ober-
shaw Construction company. : '
Claire Foster, connected with the
Thompson-Starrett -and George A. Ful
ler Construction companies. . - '
John H. McGibbons. an official of a
bonding company. . -
James A. Meers. . manager of the
Fred T. Ley company. . -
CROWELL DECLIJfES COMMEIfT
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec 10, (L N.;a
"I shall make no statement until I
learn the nature t the charges against
me," said - Benedict - Crowell, i former
assistant secretary of . war, when in
formed by International News Service
of bis indictment "1 am not conscious
of any guilt. My conscience Is clear.
LEG1I iS MEfl''
All that " Is "necessary now to make'
"A Night in Farls," the entertainment
to be given by the; American Legion
in The Auditorium', tonight, a grand
success la to have the place Jammed
with happy Portland , people ' who art
out for a real good Ume as 1923 Is be
ing brought to a close. ''', . -
The committee in charge, of which
Fat H. Allen is the general chairman
and Claude M. Bristol - righti bower.
spent Saturday morning and the early
part of the afternoon putting in the
final licks for the grand opening, which
Is scheduled to start promptly at S
o'clock. Of course. If the crowd begins
to move In at 7 o'clock. th huge base
ment will be thrown -open and all the
activities will be started. But no mat
ter what happens, no one will be oer
mitted to take to the seats in the main
hall to witness the long vaudeville pro
gram after the clock strikes S.
In order to correct some of the false
impressions which have been circu
lated. General Allen announces that
the basement attractions will be going
on continuously ' and that the vaude
ville acta upstairs will be added fea
tures. Dancing will be conducted down
stairs all evening and as soon as the
show numbers are completed on the
stags upstairs' the two wings win be
thrown open to dancing. For that
reason everyone is requested to keep
his seat during the program for there
will be plenty of opportunity to get
to the cafe, 60-foot bar. woods, Street
and market scenes Into which the base
ment has beenu converted.. -
. Every effort to put on- the bombard
ment and attack as a means of adver
tising the show has failed.: Airplanes
were scheduled to fly over Portland,
shooting at objects, while on the
ground trained experts were to simu
late how to bring down an enemy
plane.- . The recent heavy rains put the
flying field' in such condition as to
make it. Impossible for; the planes to
leave the ground.- The wheels mired
in the ground and prevented the pilot
(Cooeteded Pas Thna, Column Thxas)
; Men Flan Fight on
; , Capitol. Cafeteria
- Salem. Dec - 10. Local ' restaurant
men threaten to enjoin Secretary of
State Koser from permitting the op
eration of a restaurant tn the capitol
during the forthcoming legislative
session. A conference has been ar
ranged with the secretary of stats for
this afternoon, when .the matter will
be threshed out. -. f
:Tbe restaurant was authorised by a
senate concurrent resolution passed tn
the session' ef ,1919 partly in protest
against prices charged by downtown
eating' 'houses and partly as a -con
venience to the legislators. vWbo, but
for the capitol, cafeteria, would be
compelled to - trudge f many - blocks
through all kinds of weather to reach
the downtown eating houses tot lunch.
The restaurant Is handled as a con
cession, as are the telegraph and tele
phone concessions, and involves no ex
pense to the state. It is located in the
basement of the capitol building and
during the last' session was liberally
patronised ' by legislators- and legisla
tive attachoa. '
FOR PAR S SHOW
Judge J. S. Coke
nominated by President
Harding to be LJnited States
attorney for ' Ae district of
Oregon. Judge Coke has an
enviable record. '
FOR U. S. POST
Washlnrton. Dec I0.-(L .N. &)-
President - Harding' today, sent' to the
senate ".the following;, nomination;, -
To be United States' attorney for
district. fH Oregon.; John SL Coke.
Judge John S- Coke of Marshfleld
Is recognised, throughout his district
and by lawyers throughout .tha state
as being an able and impartial jurist.
He was appointed to the . bench by
Governor Chamberlain, was elected at
the succeeding, election and has. twice
been reelected. He holds the duvtine-
tion of. never having had opposition In
his, district from any candidate. In
either- party, seeking to succeed him
on-the bench. - 4 ; 1 . . u
tPrior toy his appointment to the
bench. Judge Coke served Coos county
in the state senate and for a long time
was-one of the leading practicing law
y era of that . section of the state.
SUCCESSOR 1H DOUBT , , . "
Coke's recommendation by the sen
ators " and the - president develops-' an
interesting race for .the' appointment
of a Judge to succeed him. 'Should the
senate confirm, the Coke- appointment
prior to Januarys it will then fall to
the lot of -Governor Oleottto- name
his successor. . Should the confirma
tion be not given, until after the In
auguration, f '-Governor Pierce then
the new Judge will, fall to the appoint
ment of the .new governor.. John C.
Kendall and J. ,C. Brand, both prac
ticing attorneys of Marshfield, are be-
( Concluded Pas Tee. ,-Ootesm Fiv).
S. P. & S. jPlans f orl
Big Seaside Travel
Arrangements , are being - made .- to
handle a large number, of Fortlanders
to Seaside for the New Tear's week
end, according to W, F. Turner, presi
dent of the S.- P S. railway company.
who returned from the coast city to
day. Turner reported that there al
ready were, many . people at the Sea
side hotel for the holiday a -
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Harding's Pardon1 of Political
Prisoners Carries Order That
They Must Leave U. S. in
60 . Days and Never Return.
Washington, Dec 10. L Hi 8.)
Eight members' of the L W.W. con
victed for violations of the ' national
espionage laws and now serving vary
ing sentences in federal prisons, were
extended executive clemency today by
President Harding on the eve . of the
New Tear. - Those receiving clemency
are the so-called "political prisoners"
In whose behalf an unremitting cam
paign has been conducted for the last
three years. . '
The men "were pardoned outright by
President Harding. All those released
were Identified with the "Big BUI"
-v Those to be released follows: '.
V. Asura, SO years. ' 4-'- -'
- G. J. Bourg. 10 years. "
" Peter Green. 10 years. . "
'.... V T '9A VMM .
Harry Lloyd, five years.
Bert Lorton, 10 years, .
Sam Scarlett. SO- years. V
f rchie Sinclair, 10 ' years, i .
1 AnmAv ' nnral f Dauahertv.. an
nouncing-, the pardons, said all of the
prisoners are subject to asportation.
The president commuted the sentence
of each one to the term already served
upon condition they be deported and
never return to the United States, Mr.
The president Imposed the further
condition that if any one of them does
return the commutation shall there-v
upon become null and void and of no
effect. ' He would be apprehended and
returned to prison to serve .the re
mainder of his sentence.' - ,
Mr. Daugherty said the prisoners are
to be allowed 60 days in which to: ar
range .their personal ' affairs - before
their deportation; 1 They 'will ': be re
quired to. give bond to the secretary
of lapor'to surrender at a given time
and place specified In thejprders. lor
Equipment of the Pacific Telephone
St Telegraph company is below stand
ard, and "should be supplanted by the
selective ringing system except in re
mote communities where a night op
erator is not maintained, says - the
public service commission of Oregon
la an answer to the telephone com
pany's suit, which was filed this morn
ing in the United States district court.
The answer sets forth that modern-'
ixation of party-line equipment will in
crease patronage of the company by
20.000 subscribers, withvft resultant In
crease In revenue;' -;":. f-' ,
It also holds that the net earnings
ot the corporation during 1921 .were
.5 per cent- Instead of 1.S per cent
as the eompany claimed in its original
suit. - - .- --; '-: ' -- - .
;j)ouble profits are being exacted
from the public according to another
paragraph, which charges that: the
American Telephone " tt Telegraph
company and the Western Electric
company, large stockholders In the Pa
cific company, are receiving ' profits
from their stock, and also " forcing the
Pacific -company to purchase close to
SO per cent of its supplies front them.
Today's answer is to the injunction
suit; which . the? telephone company
brought . against - the commission- last
month to prevent - reduction -of rates
on party- line service. Federal Judge
Wolverton granted a ' preliminary in
junction several weeks ago after hear
ing arguments by both sides, but re
fused to make the order permanent
until - a more complete bearing was
held. - f '
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