The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, August 22, 1920, Page 1, Image 1

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Title of Best All Round
Athlete lief Between
Hamilton of Missouri and
Capt. Loveland, Norway
Olympic Classic, 27 Mile
Marathon Race to be
' Run Today
.... 67
United Stale
England . . . .
'Find land ....
Sweden . . . ''
Italy ;-. 21
France . 20 J
South Africa
Canada . '. . .
Australia . . . . .
Denmark . .
Norway .... .
Esthonia . . . .
Holland ......
Belgium . .
, ANTWERP, Aug. 27. The ti
tle of the . world's all-around
athlete lies' tonight between Bru
tns K. Hamilton, of the Universi
ty of Missouri and Captain Helge
Loveland. of the Norwegian army,
, who were well ahead in the Olym
pic decathkm.So few points sep
arated them that a recount of the
points allotted will be necessary
" before the world officially knows
which is the better man but U
appears that the Norwegian has a
slight advantage In the ten events.
Both May He Proud
Whoever Is awarded the cop do
nated by the late Russian em pore r
and which Jim Thorpe had to for
feit at Stockholm to Weislander
of Sweden In 1912 because of the
charge of professionalism, there
Is so little difference that both
Hamilton rad "tjoveand VZf be
Justly proud of their laurels. ' -.H
Loveland Consistent .
Although Loveland failed to
score a single first, - he made
equally good time with several
: others In the dashes and his per
formances In the high jump, pole
vault, the 1S00 meters and the
hotpnt and discuss were so con
sistent he obtained second, third
or fourth. He thus apparently
outpointed Hamilton, who won
first In the shot put and the 10V
meters and did well in the broad
Jump, the javeln and discuss but
got only seventh In the 1300 me
ters and eleventh In the high
At the finish of the 1500 met
ers, the tenth event in the two
. days, Hamilton fairly staggered in"
to the arms of friends! and was
assisted off the fjeld,
i Yanks Add 21 Point
In addition to Hamiton's bitter
two days' battle to defeat Love
land. other American athletes
made an excellent showitg dnr
t ng-a cold, raw elght-honr compe
tition in other events. Six places
for 21 points were completed In
. three finals today. These consist
of first and second in the 56-
poiind weight; third and fifth in
the 3.000 meter walk and fifth,
and sixth in the hop, , step and1
J tun p.
Other T teams Qualify
American four men teams qual
ified for the two relay races, while
K. C. Bartlett, University of Ore
gon and A. R. Pope. Unlverfity of
Washington, qualified for the dis
cuss final with the third and
foiirtb best throws.
Aside from Hamilton's exhibi
tion, the best performances were
those of "Babe" McDonald, big
gest man on the team, if not on
the entire list, with the 56-nound
weight and the gray-haired walk
er; Renter, who stuck with the
fastest kind of walkers,: the Italian
Frlgerlo, and the Australian. Par
ker, capturing third place In the
30uu meters. . : t
V. 8. W rentier Winnlnc
The stock of the Americans in
the ring finals of the Greco-Ro
man wrestling contests, were soar
Ing tonight after seven victories
in boxing preliminaries today
- Boxing bouts concluded tonight
with a go-between Samuel Mob
berg. Pastime A. C. a 135-pound
man, outclassing Solvin. a French
man. In three fast rounds. The
American received congratulatory
kisses from Solvin.
Frank Cassidy of Ozanam club.
New York, another i 135-pound
'man. won over Jensen of Holland;
P. Zivic. Willow A. C, Pittsburg,
a flyweight -defeated - Androrof,
Belgium, and F. Degenero. Paullst
A. C.. New York, another riy-
velght had the better of Xilson
. of Norway.
MacGreeor. a South African
lightweight, was disqualified for
clinching in a bout with Scbeli
Americana Lead All
America scored 2 points In the
Olympic contests today, Sweden
yored 13 points, Finland 8, Italy
".Australia 5, Canada 3. South
A'Hea 3 and Eugland.1. These
rres da not'lnclnde the decath-
As a result of todayi wins. Am-
(Continued on page )
MeMge Kent I) Ifajette Sta
tion, Bordeany, Itullt by V.
S. Radh Service
Interception by -the navy radio
station at Yarba Buena Island.
San Francisco bay. of a message
early today from Lafayette radio
station. Bordeaux, France, Indi
cated success of world wide radio
broadcast from one station, it
was announced today by Cora
manader Charles It. Clark. Pacific
cousi communication superintend-1
ent of the na?y radio service.
The I-afayette station message,
picked up in perfect clarity, wm
a follows:
"Secretary Navy. Washington: !
"This is the first wireless mes
sage to be heard around the world
and marks a new milestone on
the road of scientific achievement,
"Lafayette Station'
It is a first of a series of test
messages to extend over thirty
days to determine : power of the
Lafayette station, most powerful
in the world, and built by the
United States navy radio com
munication service for France.
Yerba Buena station here is
about 7,200 miles from Bordeaux.
The most distant station, from
Bordeaux is the Tutuila, Samoa,
United States navy radio station.
Commander Clark declared he is
confident that Tutuila as welt as
Pearl Harbor,' Honolulu and Ca
vite, Philippines, radio stations in
tercepted the message. : i
The message was first sent
fronts the Lafayette station, larg
est in the world,, just completed
by the United States navy and Is
undergoing official test before be
ing turned over to France.
ZiS'l L J?"Z " .dJ
Congratulations upon the sue
cessful completion of the gigantic
radio station. Designed to serve
a 'military ! purpose, It will now
serve to bind closer the cordial
relations between France and the
United States:
"On behalf of the United States
navy, I desire to express my
pleasure upon the achievement of
the Lafayette ' radio station in
transmitting the first message to
be heard around the world."
Lad Struck by Car on Mar
ket Street and Dies on
Way to Hospital
Elvin DeBord, son of Mrs. W.
C, Little,; 1561 Market street, and
stepson of Mr. Little, died while
being taken to the hospital late
yesterday after he rad been run
down by an automobile driven by
R. A. Looney, 795 D street.
The accident happened between
5:3 and 6 o'clock In froont of the
Little home. The boy was rolling
a hoop across the street when
struck by the antoraobille. The
police report is that as the auto
mobile approached, . Robert Ran
dolph, a playmate of the DeBord
lad, called-a warning; to him.
sausing him to start to run across
the street and that this apparently
contused Mr. Looney who turned
his car across the street In the
same direction the boy was going.
A fender of the automobile struck
the lad. throwing him into the
curb, resulting in' the Injuries
which caused hi sdeath. Looney
reported to the police.
The body of the boy was taken
to the Terwilliger funeral home.
Funeral arrangements have not
yet been made.
Brest-Litovsk Is In
Hands of Poles Again
WARSAW. Aug. 21. Brest-
Lltovsk has been occupied and the
eastern forta garrisoned. Near
Drohlczyn. the Poles' captured the
staff of the seventeenth Bolshev
ik! division and also ; part of the
staff and detachments of the
eighth and twenty-seventh divi
sions. i
On the southern front the Bol
shevik!, are attempting an encir
cling movement against Lemberg.
foies defending Lemberg again
have inflicted a serious defeat on
enemy cavalry. The report says
a battle is in progress to prevent
me reds from crossing the Dnie
per at Mikolajow as part of the
Bolshevlkl moneuvera arainst
Portland Hotels Mast
Have Enclosed Stairs
PORTLAND. Aug. 21. Mayor
George L. Baker today Instructed
City Attorney La Roche to pre
pare Immediately an ordinance
requiring stairways and elevator
shafts in existing hotels, lodging
houses, apartment houses and all
other quasi-public : buildings in
the city to be enclosed with fire
proof partitions. The action by
the mayor comes as a climax of
a campaign or greater protection
for lodgers in hotels and apart
ment houses following the fatal
tragedy In connection with tho
Elton court fire of August 7 when
four persons lost their lives. -
Falr; continued warm; moder
ate westerly winds.
Democratic Nominee Pro
phesizes Oregon Will Be
Found Casting Majority
of Votes for Democrats
Wants Only - Votes of Con
viction From Men of
Either Party
PORTLAND. Ang. 21. Frank-
lin' D. Roosevelt, IemoCralte i phals are being shut up. ets. -nominee
tor vice president, spent ; short, that the Milniuni is in
i , , t .sight. My council would esteem
several hours in Porrand tonight u f kId
arriving shortly after 7 6 clock S noU?h fo yonr opinion as to
from 'the state of Washington. the effec. the "dry law has In
where on his tour today he had
made a dozen speeches. He was
met at the station by a reception
committee composed of Democrat
ic leaders, ' and escorted to thej
municipal auditorium where he
made an address.
Dr. W. J. Morrow. Democratic
chairman for Oregon, presided at
the meeting and Mr. Roosevelt
was introduced by Dr. Esther
iinee for congress from the third
Oregon district
, Makes Prophesy. 4
'l want to .start my address
with a prophesy," said Mr. Roose
velt. :!- :
- "I . recognize that the state of
Oregon ! is claimed as absolutely
safe by the Republican leaders;
Lut on the other hand a large
number of independent observers j
who have studied the situation.,
have stated it as their .opinion j
that the electoral vote of Oregon
must be placed , In the doubtful
column. If these Independent ob
servers; are right, as I believe
them to, be. my prophesy is defi
nite thai Oregon will be fonnd
casting the majority of Its votes'
on November s tot the Democratic
ticket. :
Statement Baurd On Facta.
"I base this prophesy on two
great big fundamental facts In
our modern public life and politi
cal contests. These two facts are
scarcely open to dispute. Either
one of them is sufficient to bring
my prophesy true, with the as
sistance of both of them there
can be no room for doubt.
"The first of these truths is
that today, more than ever before
in our : national history, the vot
ers of the United States are using
their heads. It is very evident
in every state of the union that
narrow ttartisanshlp is becoming
less and less prevalent. It Is
equally evident that what might
tr called inherited partisanship
if also passing away.'
Xo re for "MoHshaok.M
,I am perfectly willing to let
two classes In
the community
for Senator Harding this
Jear. without any effort to call
them away. Those who have
studied the relative merits of the
two platforms, who have studied
relatives of th- two Mnrfi-'
. , : - :
aates ana who. arter that, are
. . . . - .
uuuriii) Ul luc UIUIUU lull CMTU-
ator Harding, would make the
best president for the next four
years, should vote for him. So.
also, those who are guided by the
opinions or their Republican
grandfathers and wonld vote for
him anyway. It would be useless
to argue with that type of mind.
Vote, of Conviction AiJted.
"I do not ask the vote of any
man, Democratic or Republican,
unless it be a vote of conviction."
Elaborate plans made originally
for Mr. Roosevelt's entertainment
here were almost completely fore
gone, owing to the fact that his
train was nearly 12 hours behind
its schedule In arriving. . After
his appearance at the auditorium
and a few private conferences
held witn Democratic leaders, the
candidate retired to his train,
which left for California at a late
tour. It was said Mr. Roosevelt
might make a few short train
end talks at southern Oregon
towns tomorrow.
Fire in Ball Ran
Now Under Control
PORTLAXD, Ore.. Aujr. 21.
Thousands of acres of timber In
the Bull Run watershed near
Mount Hood were being kept to
day from the grip or a forest fire
now burning about 400 acres near
lackamas Lake only by a caprice
of the wind that left the air quiet,
according to reports from resi
dents living nearby. ;
The danger is slight. It was
said, so long as the wind does not
begin to blow.
Forty-eight men employed on
construction at the head works of
the Bull Run pipe line left with
a pack train to fight the fire last
night. No report has been re
ceived from them since they left.
A second fire burning behind
Larch moountaln ia under con
trol, accordini to official reports.
Oregon ExwuUve Kind Crime ami
Poverty lecree Under Reign
f Inhibition
Apparently with the hope that
facts and figures from the United
States will furnish a good argu
ment against efforts to enrb the
liquor traffic in Scotland. Harry
Karnshaw. secretary of the antl
I'rohibilion Campaign council at
hdiiitjiirKh has written Governor
Olcott for a statement on con-
! i? it Ions in Oregon. The gover
nor s reply probably won't b-
usd by the eonnell.
Th electors of Scotland are to
be asked to vote for one of three
; f-llernatives. They are no change.
! limitation, and no licence.
; "Tne extravagant claims
; are being made by the teetotal
party here as to the great ble.
, iiigs or prohibition in America.
S writes Mr. Karnshaw. "We are
af-ked to believe that drunkenness
is now unknown, and crime, pov-
crtv anil inunitr art fast disan-
EPMrSni, th,. -d hos-
your state."
Governor Olcott replies:
"In acknowledgment of your
letter of August 5. I wish to ad
vise that Oregon has had prohi
bition stnee 1916, and unquestion
ably, in my mind, with a vastly
beneficial result.
"Drunkenness Is very little
known, poverty is constantly on
the decrease, and so Is crime. As
to insanity, the figures are riot
to clear cut. bjit it is the uni
versal opinion or the alienists of
this state that prohibition will
have a salutary effect in the dim
lnshment or the number of Inr
sane cases.
"This ftate was never so pros-
j perous. net-chants afe universally
fn excellent financial condition,
! lulls are paid regularly, and the
i people of Oregon would never eon-
sent to the return of licensed
Liabilities Estimated at 7
Times Securities He Has
on Hand
BOSTON, Aug. 21. Charles
Pons! turned over, to federal re
ceivers today part Of what remains
rrom me millions ne received rrom
Investors in his discredited finan
cial operations and went on the
witness stand to tell about the
fest. Little had been elicited as
to his assets, however,' when the
receivers . bearing was adjourned
until Tuesday.
Checks and securities which
Ponzi handed over, as announced,
did not greatly exceed a million
dollars. Edwin L. Pride, account-
, ant who has been condacting the
'federal audit, again estimated
. . . .. , ,
The only business of which
Pride could find any trace, be
lined, was the issuing of notes for
. "wnw. Pu w Pr cem.,nue is oeing neia at tbe city
ana payment of eany notes uy re-
i , , " t-i
iript3 iiiiiu wri uun. lurir mm-
nothing in Ponzi's books, he said,
to indicate any business in inter
national postal reply coupons, ac
claimed by Ponzi.
It was bronght out that D. V.
Mclsaacs and D. H. Coakley. of
Ponzi's counsel, bad received fees
of $25,000 each. Mclsaacs ex
plained that the Hanover Trust
company, where Ponzi kept his
principal account, had paid these
sums on authorization from Ponzi.
Ponzi's replies to questions In
dicated ignorance of the conduct
of his business ar fairs. He did
not know the names of his agents,
was not familiar with his ac
counts in several banks and was
in doubt how many persons were
authorized to draw checks In his
name. He said he left most of
these things to Lucy Mell. the 18-year-old
manager of hla office.
"Babe" Ruth's Method
Gets Official 0. K.
"Babe" Ruth and his home runs
have been "investigated" by Un
cle Same and both have been gtv-
j friends' of the champion
, home run bitter of all time dectd-
ed some time ago that it might
be that Ruth's home runs were
due in some part to the different
baseball used this year in the ma
jor leagues so they gathered np a
number of baseballs the Yankee
player had hit out of the parks
and sent them to the bureau of
standards here ror investigation.
Those balls were put through a
"third degree" if baseballs ever
had such an -experience. Scien
tists pounded, beat, and dismem
bered them and reported that
there was nothing in them' that
would cause tbem to "ride" far
ther when hit than the baseballs
heretofore used. In effect, the
scientists said, it was the "Babe'a"
mighty blows that produced his
home runs.- . ,
"TV xbb hissed for sv:-
Owner of Team Ax-rt Mays Will
Receive Protection IF He
Require, It.
NEW YORK. Aug. 21. Carl
Mays, pitcher of the New York
American league club, appeared
on the field today rot the first
time since last Monday, when a
ball pitched by blm fatally In
jured Ray Chapmau. Cleveland
Mays warmed up In the center
field but was not included in the
lineup against Detroit.
"Ty" Cobb of the Ticr. who
lis. said to have made an emphatic
statement suggesting drastic ac
tion against Mays, was l-ooed and
Mays will continue to take his
regular turn in the bo.:. Colonels
Jacob Ruppert and T. Huston.
towners of the Yankees, announced
"Mays, while bowed down with
grief is not a broken reed." the
announcement said. "He will go
along and follow his regular
means of livelihood as a strong
man should and we expect him to
win games as usual'. If he re
quires protection he will receive it
from us to the extreme limit.
""The district attorney's of rice
has declared Ray Chapman's
death to have been the result of
an accident. No hostile . word
should be uttered against the man
who was the cause of It. He feels
the outcome more deeply thaa
most of us do."
Victim of Tremens Kept in
Cell Until He Has Com
pletely Sobered Up
According to the report filed by
Night Serreant Davis on the po
lice blotter he had a much wor
ried visitor at 4 o'clock Saturday
morning. Snakes were not only In
his boots, but the reptiles crawled
everywhere, under the chairs, on
the walls and some followed him
out on the street, he claimed to
Davis when he staggered into the
police station for the second time
Saturday morning. The visitor
was Bill White. '
-When White .first visited the
office of the night sergeant, he
said his lire was belni; threatened
by lonlfe strangers and he claimed
that he was going to be killed.
Davis sent some men ont looking
for the assassins, and while the
Investigating officers were out.
White staggered into police head
quarters for the second time, say
ing: "They are going to kill me. see
there they are in the chair."
and he pointed to the chairs out.
side of police station, aaually oc
cupied by the city firemen.
This time he was lodged in the
city jail. Davis believing he would
be sobered up by morning. A few
minutes after his incarceration.
Davis heard a noise within the
Jail and when he opened the door,
he discovered White i na corner
with a nexpression of agony over
his face.
"There it is, see." White wailed
pointing to the floor in front of
him. "it is a large snake."
Davis says that the victim of
delirium tremens kept up his wild
tes-lflght against the snakes during
greater portion of the forenoon.
jail until he has fully recovered
from bis trouble. Police assert
that he is yet unsafe to be given
his liberty.
Washington B. P. 0. .
Elect State Officers
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Aug. 21.
These officers were elected here
today at the closing session of the
Elks convention of the state of
President. Clement Scott. Van
couver; first vice-president. Paul
Wells. Belltngham; second vice
president. Alex Fulton, tacoma;
third vice-president. Merton Coot -
field. Olympia: secretary. S. S
j rt 1 . ... . - a c
Anderson. Tacoma. re-elected;
treasurer John T. Rogers. Cheha
11a. Selection of the place for
holding the next year's convention
was letf to the executive commit
HONOLULU. T. H.. Aug. 21.
The United States is objecting to
Japanese control over; wireless
communication between Tsing
Tau and the island of Yap. ac
cording to a Tokio cablegram to
Nippu Jijl. Japanese language
newspaper here. The Lntted
States is seeking to establish joint
control over the wireless service
between Tsing Tau and Yap by
Japan and the United States or by
China. Japan and the United
States, the dispatch adds.
Hays Confers With
Governor Coolidge
BOSTON. Aug. 21. Will H.
Hays, chairman of the Republican
national committee, coon f erred
two hours tonight with Governor
Coolidge on campaim plans on his
return from August. Me., whe
he addressed a Republican" rail.
He asid the extent of Governor
Coolidge's participation in the
campaign waa discussed,
Declares Cox Is Dominated
by President Wilson and
Four Unnamed "Bosses"
Wants Both Sections
National Chairman Says
Party Willing to Meet
Every Issue
AUGUSTA. Me.. Aug. 21. Wll
II. Hays, chairman of the repub-
lican national committee, today I
opened his party's campaign m j
this state for election of member il
of congress with a speech in which
he asserted that Governor Cox
son and four unnamed "bosses."
Plays for Both Factions
"The democratic candidate ap
peals to both the Wilson and the
anti-Wilson factions of his party.'
declared Mr. Hays. "To the for
mer he holds forth the president's
platform. To the latter he ex
hibits himself as an advocate of
complete change in administra
tion. He offers to the country
for foreign use the Wilson gov
ernment and for domestic service
Tammany hall truly a marvelous
combination of impotence and ill
repute." Denicx Cox Charge
Mr. Hays devoted much of his
speech to discussing campaign
funds, denying vigorously that the
republican party planned to ex
pend excessive sums to elect Sen
ator Harding and Governor Coo
lldge. Also denying that "millions had
gone into . the republican treas
ury," from "certain Interests
banded together to buy the presi
dency" a statement which he
credited to Governor Cox Mr.
Hays declared that this amounted
to a charge of conspiracy to be
tray the country.
Referring- to the republican
plan to limit Individual campaign
contributions to $1,000. Mr. Hays
"If this attempt fails to produce
the requisite sums, we shall so
state publicly, increase the maxi
mum, and seek additional contri
Won't Reciprocate Charge
Declaring that the party needed
about $3,000,000. Mr. Hays said
that no criticism of the democrats
for seeking the largest obtainable
contributions would be offered.
"Nor shall we. In resentful emu
lation" of the positive charges of
the democratic candidates, so
much as intimate that their re
sponsible officers will use any
part or their funds corruptly." he
said. "Frankly and squarely, as
between mutual respecting citi
zens, we don't believe they will,
or would If they could.
Will woe Sqnarrly
"But I give fair warning now
that neither the republican candi
dates nor the republican manage
ment will take false aspirations
lying down. If. at the decision
of our adversaries, this campaign
shall finally resolve Into a ques
tion of nersonal charges, we know
of no reason, aside from personal
distate why we should meet that
issue as readily as any other."
After announcing that the re
publican party had probably nev
er before enjoyed such complete
unanimity of acceptance and ap
proval of a presidential nomina
tion. Mr. Hays accused the demo
crats or indecision in selecting an
issue about which to rally.
Cox to Select Issue
It Is for their new leader, now
i , -InK Dack an( forth from
. . . m
the sinister blight or tne sonsi 01
the democratic party to the fur
tive presence or its quartette or
bosses, to make his selection." he
Will Answer 'Em
Or republican willingness to
meet their adversaries on what
ever ground they chose. Mr. Hays
"When they concentrated upon
the league covenant without the
dotting of an "1" or the crossing
of a "t" we met them squarely.
T.'hen. through their national
chairman, fresh from a confer
ence with their candidate, they
pronounced the covenant only a
"secondary issue" after all. we
Oregon Laborer is Hart
Every Six Minutes Daily
Reckoning with only the non
fatal accidents a laborer was In
jured In Oregon every l min
ute of the working days or 77
every day for the year ending
June 30. according to figures com
piled by the state industrial acci
dent commission. The "total of
fatal accidents for the year shows
that a workman was fatally In
jured every 15 hours. The total
number of non-fatal accidents was
21,221, and fatal accidents 157.
Governor Olcott and Dr. Lytic
Member Receptacle Plan
Suggested to Leader
The Salem committee of the
Til Taylir memorial fund organ
ization, headquarters of which la
in Pendleton, has organized with
C. P. Bishop as chairman. Gov
ernor Olcott and Dr. W. H. Lytle.
state veterinarian, are the other
members of the committee.
Subscriptions to the fund are
to be voluntary and may be left
and receipted for at the Salem
Woolen Mills store, of which Mr.
Hixhojt Is the head.
The Salem committee will sug
gest to the Pendleton leaders of
the movement that during the
three days pf the Pendleton
Round-up next month receptacles
1-e placed at convenient places
about Pendleton' where voluntary
yubsrripi ions of fl each may be
deposited. It Is believed by the
members of the committee here
that a substantial amount would
! contributed in this way.
"I should not be surprised If
from StOO to SI .009 would be
aaoM by this method." said Oot-
"rnor olrott-
Outlaw Brotherhood Files
Suit to Secure Members '
COLUMBUS. Or.. Aug. 21. Ap
pointment of a recefver for the
Brotherttood's trust fund, estimat
ed at S10.000.o40 Is asked In a
suit filed here today by Benjamin
Callahan, head of the Columbus
Yardmen's association.
The suit was filed by Callahan
as an Individual policy holder, but
In effect is said to be action try
the Chicago yardmen's associa
tion. Insurgent association which
precipitated the recent switch
men's strike.
The petition says there are 145.
000 members of the outlaw organ
ization, and estimates their share
at $5,000,000.
It asserts all brotherhood mem
bers expelled for partlcpatlon la
the alleged unauthorized strike
nave been . deprived of a share -in
the trust fond which they helped
Roosevelt Pays Tribute
to CentraUa Heroes
CENTRAL! A. Wash.. Aug. 21.
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Demo
cratic candidate for vice president
talked but little of politics In his
addrec In Centra I la today, deliv
ered In the city park. He paid
high trbute to Centralla'a armis
tice Day victims, who. he said,
gave their lives for the cause of
Americanism and he declared the
government would stamp out
those who seek to destroy It.
Mr. Roosevelt classed the Amer
ican legion as an organization
whose constitution displays the
true American spirit.
WINNIPEG. Man, Aug. 21.
Three persons lost their lives. 20
homes were destroyed and a sew
school buttdlng was burned by
bush fires which swept through
the village of Mulvihlll. s miles
north of Winnipeg, yesterday and
today. The dead are the wife,
mother and father " of George
By Rev. Edwin 7. Randall
Uncertainty and. unrest are so
general in the world today, the
columns of our dallies are so
filled with the frtgbtfulness of
war and the sordidness or crime
as to give fresh Impulse to the
activities of such natures as have,
since the death of Christ, been
looking; for the end of the world
in an orgy of terror and universal
rightfulness. Others look for a
natural cause, which seems not
hard to find, and with the cause
well In hand set out to apply the
The Socialist (lnds the world
Is all wrong In Its conception of
relative human values and Is sure
that a proper readjustment will
restore order. The recently arld
ated portion of our population
finds in hoped -for resurrection of
alcohol a nrospect for peace. Mr
Wilson blames the senate and the!
Republicans and Mr. Chamber-
lain blames Mr. Wilson
We see the signs of the times:
the Indecent exposure of modern
feminine styles; the demoraliza
tion of the stage and the cheap
pandering to the physical and the
lack or morals of the flint theater
business; the spread of disloyalty
and I. W. V. sentiment; the heart
less greed of the profiteer In busi
ness or in labor. .Tew there be
who. arter six long years or paln
rul optimism, still have the cour
age of, the steadfast forward step
and the confident upward look.
We search here and there for
the eanse of it alL Many aay "Lo.
here" and others say "No, there."
Opposition Members Leare
State House Lick?
Quorum But Vote cn Re
consideration Taken
Action Hopeleisly Delayed
as Tennessee Court
Must Pass On It
NASHVILLE. Tentu. Ang. 21.
Although Tennessee'a ratifica
tion of suffrage stood on the re
cord of :he house tonight aa fin
ally confirmed, a saart of legal
and legislative technicalities re
mained to be dlspoeed of before
tctloa can be certified.
"Supporters Trfuaaph.
Suffrage supporter who In th
house today overcame every ob
stacle, -laimed full legislative
friamphs. 'They declared only a
temporary Injunction secured by
the antls prevented Immediate
certification to Secretary Colby.
Speaker Walker, opposition lead
er. -and scores or -hi lieutenants
said the suffragists - had ruined
their cause and that should the
courts hold ratification legal, the
litigation would so delay decision
that the amendment wonld bo.
figure in the November election
unless some other state ratified.
AatU Ooaa llorder.
Meanwhile 25 . legislators p
losed to surf rait e were In Deeaiar.
At a., evading aervlee to veveat
any legislative action until a new
legislature la elected In Novem
ber, xacy hurried across the
state line In a body early today.
The restraining order, graated
by Judg-s Langford. la returnable '
in rive days. It was Issued on aa
application contending that nader
the state constitution this legis
lator has new power to pas on
suffrage. Governor Roberta and
other offldalT were forbidden to
certify to Washington that ratifi
cation had been completed aal
speakers of the senate and housa
restrained from taking action to
ward ratification until the matter
is heard by the court.
House Lack Quorum.
When the house met today all
suffragists and a few opposition
members were on hand. A roil
call showed $ present, or seven
short of a quorum.
Speaker Walker declared a re
cess and ordered the sergeant at
arms to arrest absentees. He re
ported none appeared to be here.
T. K. Rlddick.' aurfraglst Door
leader, declaring action on suf
frage was. a federal matter and
that the state laws as regards a
quorutn lit not apply, moved that
the Walker motion for reconsid
eration b acted noon- Snvr
Walker requested him to put the
motion In writing.
lajaadkm Berved.
A brief recess was ordered
while Rlddick waa transcribing
his motion and la the meantime
the Injunction prohibiting certi
fication was served on the speak
er. Rlddick finally offered the
motion, amended to provide that
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Will It not shortly occur to some
that the answer to our present
day query was made some two
thousand yeara ago and that we
have only been halted by war and
worldly interests In our quest for
the solution of all problems of our
world along the lines of that di
vine message? I do not mean
simply that we must come to the
observation of the ethics of Jesus
ia all society from the lite of the
home to the life or the nation.
That would be a fine thing which
we have never approached nearly
enough to appreciate, but It la not
Jesus Christ not mere accep
tance of a moral code but a per
sonal acceptance and allegiance
to Himself. We have forgotten
that. Our churches stand empty
by the thousand. Others turn to
forms of social service which pre
serve the shell without the meat.
People forget that Jesas wss era-
clfied. not to raise wages, but to
save men.
We shall find, one day. that
when laborer and capitalist alike,
when Socialist. Republican and
Democrat, In sufficient quantity
and with sufficient force, are per.
sonally attached to the personality
of Jesas. and when German. Rus
sian aad Irishmen and English
men and French men t and Ameri
can are followers of the King of
Kin a, that labor unions aad gl
ganic corporations and states and
governments will find their prob
legis all ironed out for. them by
the true brotherhood of man.
which Is sonship In God throurii
Christ Jesus.