The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 26, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Tha Statesman receive the leased
wft report ot the f Associate
Press, the greatest and most re
liable press association la the
Rain; fresh to strong westerly
. ' t,"
Continuing Series of Inter
national Conferences Held
Possibility to Bring Peace
to' World.
Court of Justice Believed to
Be' Logical Part of Un
y'' ique Plan
; WASHINGTON; Nov; 25.
(By The Associated Press)-
A a . x
a coniinuninjf senes oi mier
national conferences whose
; fruition .may be an ''associa
tion of nations" has been sug
gested informally by Presi
dent "Harding to some of the
arms delegates and has .met
with, their general approval.
I The suggestion has by no
nieanar reached the point of a
definite proposal for such Mm
association, but it wasj re
vealed tonight that the presi
dent's personal conversations
with foreign spokesmen on
the subject had, greatly in-
creased his hope for: a new day
in intentional j relationship
as a result bf the .Washington
conference, v. ., .
'.It: was Indicated further
that as a first,' step towards
world wide recognition' f or the
conference plan the results of
the ; negotiations here might
be submitted for approval not
only to the participating na
tions but to, those not repre:
sented here;? including Ger-
many and Russia, v: ; -.:
So far as the suggestions of
Mr." Harding have Deen made
known they contemplate a
meeting of nations about the
council table once a ' year to
thresrrout troublesome ques
tions and devise means for the
preservation of peacei It; is
said to be the hope of the pres
ident that in the end all ' the
smaller governments will join
with the great, powers in
whatever discussions .- may
concern them or the world sit
uation ''generally.
There Is an Indication that any
covenant or any constitution
would be proposed as the basis of
the plan, or that any , elaborate
International machinery would
be suggested to convey It into ef
fect. The meetings might be con
vened to consider special subjects
or. merely to survey international
(Continued on page 2)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (By The Associated Press)
- Gradual abolition of extra territorial rights in China was
agreed to "in principle" today by the arms conference and
an exhaustive examination of the Chinese judicial system
was decided on to determine how rapidly the change can be
Sitting as a committee of the
whole, the delegates virtually de
elded in 'executive session to put
the Investigation into the hands of
an International: commission of
Jurists-who will visit China next
year and report direct to the gov
ernments concerned as to the abil
ity of the Chinese authorities to
take over the full administration
of justice' now exercised In large
part by foreign tribunals under
the extra territorial privilege.
',, Committee Reports Today.
The step to consummated to
morrow by the adoption of a for
mal declaration of policy and an
authorization for the investigating
committee was regarded as virtu
11 completing the work of the
Doctor's Testimony
Austrian Surgeon Astonished
at Number of Cripples
Clamoring for Aid
NEW YORK, Nov. 25. Misery
so poignant and so widespread
greeted Dr. Adolph Lorenz. fam
ous Austrian orthopedic surgeon
on the steps and in the halls of
the hospital for joint diseases to
day, that he said he had almost
decided to devote the remainder
of his days to alleviating the suf
ferings of America's cripples. 1
Dr. Lorenz said at the end of
his first "gratitude" clinic, that
never in all his career, had he
been affected as he was by the
sight of hundreds of maimed, dis
torted humans, clamoring for his
aid. And never, he added, had he
seen a land so sorely in need of
relief from spinal and other trou
bles superinduced by infantile
paralysis. 1
Hisi observations so far, he de
clared, led 'him to believe that
there were 10 or 15 times as
many" such sufferers in the Unit
ed States as in any other country
in the world. He was appalled, he
said, at what he had found since
coming here to try to repay some
part of America's bounty to starv
ing Austrian children.
.Whether he will accept a' 20-
room hospital in Brooklyn which
M. O. Collins, an oil man, has .of
fered to equip and to, endow with
the proceeds of a $100,000 fund or
will accept an inviatlon to become
consulting surgeon at the .hospital
tor joint diseases is yet to De de
cided. , : j . j . ,
The question of when , he will
make a proposed .tour ot other
cities .also is undetermined.
Heart of Business District is
Th reatehed, Other Cities
Send Assistance
AUGUSTA. Ga.. Nov. 25. Fire
apparatus from three cities, At
lanta, Macon and Columbus,. is be
ing rushed here to" fight a blaze
which broke out in the business
district at 1:S this morningand
was still burning fiercely there
hours later. Several , , buildings
have been destroyed and it waa re
garded as probable that the entire
block in which the Albion hotel
la located would be consumed. -
The Macon fire' department" Is
being, rushed to Augusta by spe
cial train.
Portland Fire Los$
October is $51,000
PORTLAND, Or.. Nov. 25. Thirty-two
fires out of 87 alarms an
swered during October resulted in
losses amounting to $51,855.50,
according to a, report filed today
by Fire Marshal Edward Grenfel
with Commissioner Bigelow. The
fire in the top story of the Benson
hotel loss, causing damage esti
mated at $45,459.92.
conference relating to extra ter
rltoriallty. The framing of the
resolution was left to a sub-committee
headed by Senator . Lodge
of the American delegation with
instructions to report at tomor
row's meeting.
During today's session the com
mittee also gave some considera
tion tothe question of postal au
tonomy lor China, but no decision
had been reached at adjournment.
The argument of .China on the
subject was presented by Dr. Sze,
the Chinese minister here, who
declared the existence of foreign
postal systems .In China was
wholly without sanction in Inter
national law and whose address
was marked by several expres-
Pasadena Trained Nurse
Declares She Treated
Virginia Rappe Five Times
for Bladder Trouble.
Crowd Again Throngs Court
Room Defendant Un
moved by Testimony
Testimony that Virginia Rappe,
whose death hj the basis of a man
slaughter charge against Roscoe
C. (Fatty) Arbuckle "was intoxi
cated and did not remember what
happened to her," according to
her own statement, was given in
Arbuckle's trial today. The wit
ness who gave this evidence was
Dr. M E. Rumwell, who first
treated Miss Rappe after the par
ty in Arbuckle's rooms at the Ho
tel St. Francis at which the pro
secution charges Arbuckle injur
ed her.
.Over the protest of the prose
cution. Dr. Rumwell was permit
ted to read a history of the blad
der, injury which, resulted in Miss
Rappe's death,, as obtained from
her. and from his own observa
tlon, but a second statement go
ing more exhaustively into the
cause of the Injury was ruled out
He was not cross-examined.
Autopsy Unofficial
: The defense announced that it
had placed great emphasis on Dr.
RumwelTs statement The doc
tor is awaiting trial on a charge
of performing an unofficial au
topsy on Miss Rappe.
Miss Irene Morgan, a Pasadena
trained nurse, testified that on at
least five occasions she treated
Miss Rappe Tor bladder trouble
and that on each of these Miss
Rappe tore her clothing and cried
out as she is said to have done
after the Arbuckle party.
Thaw Alienist CaJleil
The defense finished putting iji
expert medical testimony today.
Dr. Franklin Shiels, who teatmed
as an. alisntst in the first trial or
Harry K. Thaw for the murder of
Stanford; White, illustrated on a
blackboard how bladder injuries
might be caused by hysteria or al
coholism. Doctors Lloyd Bryan
and Fred H. Zumwalt testified
that blaMer ruptures may, under
certain conditions, be purely
spontaneous in character.
The crowds at the trial were so
great today that the defendant
and counsel had considerable dif
ficulty , In reaching their prScss.
Both Gavin McNab, chief defense
counsel and District Attorney
Matthew Brady had to elbow their
way through the throng with the
aid of the police, to reach their
seats in time. Arbuckle used his
(Continued on page 2)
sions of general approval from
the other delegations.
Feeling Friendly.
Despite the cross currents of
opinion that have been manifest
outside the committee room, the
meeting was declared to have
been characterised by the great
est show of friendly feeling an?
general satisfaction was expressed
by the delegates at the atmos
phere of the negotiations. For
the American delegation it was de
clared that nothing but the
friendliest feeling had shown it
self at the committee table and
that wBatever clashes of opinion
may have occurred were confined
to individual conversations among
groups of delegates.
After the meeting trome mem
bers of the hinese delegation gave,
different versions of what their
attitude would be if Great Britain
were. to. inslst..on,what has been
reported to be her , view of the
four principles laid down In the
(Continued on page 2)
Slflay Free
Tucker Refuses to Consider
Those From Other Counties
Holds It Unlawful
PORTLAND, Nov. 25. Per
sons living outside ot Multnomah
county who are seeking divorcer
cannot bring their cases into the
circuit courts in this judicial dis
trict, according to an opinion to
day by Circuit Judge Tucker.
Judge Tucker gave this opinion
in dismissing the case of F. B. Cox
against Frankie Cox, both resi
dents of Umatilla county.
'The circuit courts in Portland
have been made a clearing house
for persons from other parts of the
state who wish to avoid divorce
action in their own communities,"
the judge said.
"I do not believe that it is law
ful for them to waive venue to
bring their cases into another ju
dicial district.
"Divorce costs should be borne
by the home county of the per
sons seeking divorces. Further
more, when a divorce suit is be
gun In a court in the participants'
own town, the district attorney
has some chance to detect collu
sion." Official Wounded by Bomb,
Polish Soldiers Are
Accused of Outrages
KOVNO. Lithuania, Nov. 25.
(By the Associated Press.) Min
ister of Finance Galvanauskas was
seriously wounded early this mor
ning by the explosion of a bomb
which was thrown through a win
dow of his residence.
The explosion occurred at 3
o'clock, and the minister's house
and other buildings adjoining it
were seriously damaged. The
concussion -shook the American
The attempted assassination of
the minister is believed to have
been the outgrowth of the high
feeling existing in Lithuania over
the government's proposed accept
ance of the latest plan of the
elague of nations for settling the
dispute over Vilna.
Army circles and a large mass
of the population are against ac
ceptance of the plan to create an
autonomous Vilna canton, which
they consider would be a sur
render to Poland. The feeling of
the people was heightened a week
ago by a new Polish invasion of
nine villages in Suwalka province
which is in the league of nations
neutral zone.
Lithuanian inhabitants of the
places invaded have reported out
rages by Polish soldiers and have
asKea me protection of the league
of nations.
Corvallis Man's Body
is Found in Willamette
CORVALLIS, Or., Nov.. 25.
The body of M. D, Smith was
found this afternoon in -the Wil
lamette river at the end of Harri
son street.
Mr. Smith was 61 years of age
and had been missing since Wed
nesday evening when he left the
home of his daughter to go down
town shortly after dark.
As he had no troubles that any
one knew of, it is supposed that
he either got lost in the storm
and walked off the small boat
landing or that he went down to
see how the water had risen and
accidentally feil in, his relatives
Lyford Resigns Position
With Scouts in Salem
Having completed the reorgan
ization of the local staff suffici
ently to permit thte program to
move on in a satisfactory man
ner. Scout Executive F. A. Lyford
and the. Salem council felt that
he was free to take up further
similar tasks of reorganization at
other points where his services
are needed, and his resignation
has been accepted,.
. The Salem Scout council is now
considering the matter of a suc
cessor to 'Mr. Lyford.
Lloyd George Informs Sir
James Craig Sinn Fein
Refuses to Swear Alleg
iance to King.
British Premier Will Insist
Upon ; Declaration of
Loyalty to Crown
LONDON, Nov. 2 5. (By The
Associated Press) What is
feared to be the last sceue in the
effort to brinK peace to Ireland
was enacted today when Prime
Minister Lloyd Ceorge- and Sir
James Craig met in the former's
official residence in Downing
street, where the imperial premier
told the head of, the northern gov
eriimeui. mm uin rem iieiauu
had not consented to the oath ot
allegiance to the king, a prere
quisite to Ulster's agreement to
enter an all-Ireland parliament.
' Cabinet Consulted
Sinn Fein delegates are con
sulting with members of the cab-
inetF in Dublin on the crisis thus
brought about, while Sir (James
packed his bag and returned to
Belfast, where he will report to
his parliament next Tuesday and
possibly disclose the cause of the
virtual breakdown of the Irish
negotiations. The official corre
spondence that has passed between
the various delegations also may
be published at the same time in
Week-end efforts, meanwhile,
will be made by peacemakers in
an attempt to persuade the Sinn
Fein to modify its attitdue on the
question of allegiance to the king.
The Dail Eireann members have
taken the oath of allegiance to
the Irish republican and thus far
for it recognition within Ireland,
of King George. The furthest con-
cesison from the Sinn Fein has
been their willingness to recog
nize the king as the formal presi
dent of the community of ree na
tions which Ireland might choose
voluntarily to join, but even this
wa snot definitely promised.
President Sought
Lord Chancellor Birkenhead
and Attorney General Hewart,
law officers of the crown, hae
ransacked the constitutions of all
the British dominions to find any
precedent for this kind of rela
tionship with the British crown
that Sinn Fein will consider, but
nothing can be found, and the
Evening News, the first London
newspaper to indicate the real
cause of the crisis, suggests that
the relations of Bavaria with Prus
las In the German empire might
furnish such a precedent.
But Mr. Lloyd George, it is un
derstood, would not admit of any
arrangements which wculd leave
Ireland's allegiance to the crown
in any doubt and the government
would support Ulster in refusing
any association which would weak
en its British citizenship.
IVco Up To Sinn Fein
The only prospect for peace
now is said to rest oh Sinn Fein's
conceding allegiance to the crown
and the influence of the advocates
of moredation has been invoked in
a final effort to change its posi
tion. The question is being ut as
to whether the point involved is
worth renewed warfare, for a
breakdown of the negotiations on
that issue, it is believed, would be
followed either before or after the
general election, by the handing
over of Ireland to military ruie
and the displacement of the civil-'
ian officials in Dublin castle, to
whose influence is attributed the
previous failure of military meas
ures. Jklilftary Kct Back
All along the Sinn Fein dele
gates have held the belief that no
matter what the result of the ne
gotiations might be, the British
public would oppose the employ
ment of the military; and in thii,
they have the support of former
Premier Asquith. who at a meet
ing of. the Liberal Federation to
day said the Libe'ral party had not
receded from any pledge given
against the forcible coercion of
the Ulster minority. At the same
time, he asked ail liberals to as
sent to the proposition that it was
(Continued on page 2)
Will you lend Th3 States
man your very oldest, most
treasured, most interesting
photo, and tell the facts for
historical story of the person
or the event?
Do you know the oldest
man, the oldest woman, the
first baby born in the state
or in any particular com
munity? They have some
wonderful stories to tell.
Perhaps the events have
never been properly written
and printed for posterity to
treasure up in its memory
The Statesman wants to
get a lot Mh. splendid, cap
tivating lot of these - old
time people and their stories,
for publication. Photos, ad
ventures, love stories, poli
tics anything that really
Let's give thes"? splendid
old pioneers the lad hand
while they're still here.
Portland Man Chosen for
Sixth Term as Head of
State Labor Unions
PORTLAND, Nov. 25. Count
of ballots of the Oregon btate
Federation of Labor, announced
today, showed that Otto R. Hart
wlg is re-elected president.
William E. Kimsey, now secre
tary treasurer of the organization
has been elected vice president.
E. J. Stack was elected secre-1
tary treasurer, btack hem tne
office for several years until he
resigned late in 1919 to take up
work for the government in the
war savings campaign.
J. W. Starr, member of the lo
cal street car men's union, was
chosen as the Portland member
cf the executive board.
HartwiK, who will btgin his
sixth term as president, was also
elected delegate to the Amerncan
Federation of Labor 1922 con
Accused Slayer Provoked to
Mirth as Women Jurors
Are Quizzed
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 25-
The weeding out of prospective
jurors for the trial of Arthur C.
Burch on the charge of having
murdered J. Belton Kennedy, con
tinued all of today in Judge Sid
ney N. Reeve's court and adjourn
ment was taken until Monday with
the final panel still unselected.
Three days have been consumed in
examination of talesmen.
At the time of adjournment the
box was filled with temporarily
passed jurors eleven of the 12 be
ing women.
Burch continued to show a live
ly interest in the proceedings and
laughed heartily at many of the
answers given by the talesmen to
questions relating to insanity as a
Stormy Weather Drives
Loggers from Camps
SILVERTON. Orog.. Nov. 25.
(Special to The Statt'snian)
The stormy, weather during the
past two weeks haa caused a num
ber of loggers from the camps to
leave. It is reported that 200 left
during the week. Although
camps are still in operation it is
thought that they will soon have
to close if the stormy weather con
NEW YORK, Nov. 23. Admir
al Lord P,eatty left tonight for
Montreal, after a day in New York
devoted chiefly to sight-seeing.
The admiral planned to spend a
few days In Ottawa and Quebec
before returning to England
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov- 25. United States Attorney
John T. Williams, acting for the collector of internal revenue,
today filed 15 suits for the recovery of an aggregate of more
than $200,000, alleged to be due
come taxes, returns upon which it is charged were never
The defendants, all residents
holders in the CrcAvn-Columbia
lamette Pulp & Paper company.
were received by the defendants on stock of the corporations
for which they failed to account. The discovery of the fact
that the money was alleged to be due the government it was
said was not made until November 15. , , V J
The stockholders of the Crown-Columbia company named
and the amounts charged are :
The Floristan Crown company, $20,820: F. W. Leadbetter
$18,000; A. J. Lewthwaite, $4,140; S. R. Smith $1,080. The
defendant stockholders of . the Willamette company named
are: W. R. Lang $2,195; Josephine Pierce $592; Sophia G.
Pierce $10,538; E. S. Pillsbury $430; Henry L. Pittock
$31,680; Bertrand Lu Taylor $29,419; John B. Taylor, $32,
932; Nellie C. Taylor $16,070; Henrietta Watkinson $21,585;
J. H. T. Watkinson. $2,788; F. G. Wight $2,195.
People of City to Pass Upon
Proposed, New Charter
to Replace Old
SILVERTON, Ore., Nov. 25.
(Special to The Statesman)
A special election has been called
by the city council of Silverton for
December 12.
The purpose of the election is
to vote upos the new charter to re
place the one now being used. ,
The new charter has been work
out by a committee from the
Community club and by the city
' . T- "-
There is one law that Mrs. M.
I-. Kulkerson, county superinten
dent of schools, would like to see
passed within a few years, and
that is forced transportation of
pupils and the consolidation of
districts' whore the' distance is
not more than two miles.
Many districts in Marion coun
ty have but a few pupils and
these are maintaining schools and
paying out money that could be
better used In securing transpor
tation to . some near-by district
with better teachers and better
school facilities.
While the Silverton schools are
at present crowded, it Is pointed
out that a number of districts
within walking distance of Sil
verton are maintaining separate
schools. hen bilverton is pre
pared to care for more pupils It
would be to the advantage of ad
Fourteen additional names of
Oregon men were added to the
honor roll of Oregon's dead in the
World war esterday as the re
sult of inquiry made by George
A. White, adjutant general of the
state into cases of ommissions
from official records and credit
ing of men erroneously to other
states. The war department ad
vised Colonel White that the 14
names have been officially record
ed now at Washington as Oregon
This addition brings the total
of Oregon's honor roll up to 948.
The roll shows that the majority
of the men lost their lives over
seas. Two hundred and forty-seven
were killed In action, 82 more
died of wounds received In battle,
another 211 died of disease in
Europe whilo 328 died in the
training camps in the United
States. It was stated that the list
ia not yet complete and will prob
ably reach 1000 or more as the re-
salt of further search into records.
the government for 1914 in
of this vicinity, are stock
Paper company and the Wil
It is charged that dividends
C. S. McGee and Frank M.
Stow Injured When Train
Hits Their Truck, ;
UEAVERTON, Or., Nov. , 25.
G S. McGee o! McMlnnville, own
er of a light truck, and Frank M.
Stow, also of McMlnnville, drlvet
of the truck were injured In a col
lision between the truck and
Southern Pacific Electric train
near here today. McGee may not
recover, said physicians.
Following the accident the in
jured men were placed on the
train and brought here. The
truck was demolished, v .
joining districts to have their pu
pils given the benent of the
highly organized schools . of the
city district.
In line with securing better ad
vantages for its pupils, the Par
ish Gap district , Is transporting
Its pupils .to Jefferson, a distance
of tbout three miles. The dlrcc
tors in this district have foand
that the pupils have better ad
vantagee at Jefferson and that
it costs less than keeping in ses
sion a school in their ' own dls
Another big step in advance
for a rural school district has
been taken by directors of dis
trict No. 1C. This Is one of t!i3
first districts in the county and
the school butld'nj; Is of course
pretty old.
Directors in this Oak Grove
(Continued on page 2)
Twenty-seven additional name
of Oregon men wounded in battle
were added, to the state's records
at the same time bringing the to
tal number ot wounded men up to
883. This list is yet far from com
pletion. Colonel White tttatcd, a
it omits all navy records and all
names of officers who were j
The names added to the honor;
roll of dead is as follows: j
Willis Ilines, Gaston; John Jan-1
zen- 2R Church street Kalom- r".?.'
ward A. Matuska, Bockley, Harney
county; Percy L. Roundtree, Lake
side, Coos county; Dale D. Mel
rose, Friendly Hall, U. ot O., Eu
gene; Harold S. Griffin, Medford;
Fred B. Hoopef. Durkes: iDoilte
Quoidbach, route A, box 24, Port
land; Harley G. McCall, route 4,
McMinnville; Henry R. Rye, Mt.
Angel; George E. Smith, Tygh
vauey; poison Tavenner, New.
port; Chauncey W. Meacham,
Continued, on page 2)