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KL. not 91. John S.
pregldent of the Mercantile
company, San Francisco, was
nf tha American
association today tor n
flf one year. He was chosen
I opposition, following the
. b Association to pro-
the first vice-president to be
S.i.UrUn'a ntlfof PVPfMltiVP
auction by the association on
ocntroversy over charges for
inn of checks was deferred
today and an expected bitter
avoided. The question of pap
. w.fai-rof hnnlr tn trip
ijn.nfinn fnt. mnra fh in
yeed is Imperative.
Li.,-., nin ntiii anrtti in am
eni ul uirvwwi"
..ill to ttnriu hltf-
Joseph Hirsch of the Rgrfeul-
declared in presenting the
. i j3 e. . i nt
come in conflict with our
customers, the middlemen
knoltur the f:ir in firs' nroil-
llie repon saici. uul il t&
time for the bankers of the
... fl ,ll.ir.iif,"., nnr
oroducts is absulutely essential
SU(.",t ul iiuirin-an aentut-
that unless farmers can pro-
am1 sell their crops with some
i im:v win ur4 .in 1 1 1 h
bimb drifting from the firms
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Irish Self Determ
W..WVUI Vlil; Ul
nser strike in Brixton pris-
4 that the nrlai,, ,1 .
forced meat juice into Mac-
prisoner suffered last niaht
CVS mriiirh A ! .. .
ed that the lord mayor
n fed last night. It was ex
B!hier incti.i,nf - ..
u.. '"uvuui!, 10 use anv
that during consciousness h
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Iord niaor upon reffainine
uriemea the taste
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V"'wue into unconsriou
he waved his arms vio-
" ' """uiea: "Take it nwnv'
hl'iltli Wm V
-m m near.
, Oct. 21.-A telegram re-
las.,"5' f"end of Lord
C "i pray for speedy
PMug asked the friend,
femwtely, the end
5 M 0ct- !1 Late
A.. x-wiu muu inn
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, ir- of ma-
JAiaej, j rund today
bttl "c "arden
New York, Oct. 21. Senctor
Hiram Johnson of California to
day made a statement of republi
can national headquarters here
which aid he would be "deligrred"
to see established an "international
forum" where, In the open, t'.iere
would be a full discussion of Inter
national problems which might
form public opinion and thus -end
to prevent war,
"I do not at present see how it
is possible to go beyond this," he
"The issue of this campaign Is
the league of nations a specific
concrete contract, and not the ef
forts and endeavors of civilized
people to end wars," he continued.
"To some persons party regularity
transcends an important principle."
He added that if he were a can
didate for the presidency, he would
not appreciate eforts to interpret
his stand, as other than that his
back was turned on the league of
He predicted an overwhelming re
publican victory in California.
tion to Covenant Still
Position of Ohio
Rochester, N. Y., Oct 21 Making
his frist speech of the campaign in
New York -state. Senator Harding
again challenged his democratic
opponents here today to show by
his public utterances where he has
changed is position on te Teag, or"
nations since he accepted the re
Definite Platl Lacking.
Relating his stand, he declared
the nation "cannot take seriously
the democratic insistence that the
covenant shall be considered for
acceotance as it stands' and added
that for "such a Rejection" he had
stood unfailingly. He also asserted
that he had favored consistently
an international association in the
interest of peace, but could not un
der present conditions frame a defi
nite and specific plan.
"I am not that kind of a candi
date," he continued. "It is easy
enough for a candidate who is go
ing to lose to s.iy almost anything
about the league of nations or any
future plans for America.
Other Issues Cited.
"The democratic forces have
paramounted the solemn referen
dum of our foreign relations, and
weh ave gladly aeecpted, but that
does not blind us to the fact that it
is designed to divert attention from
the unhappy failure of domestic
administration. The great and sol
emn referendum will not make the
American people forget the tragic
mismanagement of their own af
fairs, because they have long since
passed judgment on our foreign re
lations. "Surely the American people can
not take seriously the democratic
insistence that the Paris covenant
shall still 'be considered, as plat
form and candidates insist, for ac
ceptance as it stands. Such a re
jection has ben twice recoraeu. 1
have repeatedly spoken such ie
jection from thed ay of accepting
my nomination with untuning con
sistency." Anderson Gets
Portland, Or., Oct. 21. Lee An
derson, negro light heavyweight of
San rancisco, won a ten round de
cision from Sam Lar.gford, negro,
in the main event of the Portland
boxing commission's show here
last night. Al Gruman of San
Francisco and Weldon Wing, a lo
cal lightweight boxed eight rounds
to a draw.
iri nairland feather
weight, stopped George Brandon of
Portland in the fifth round of a
scheduled six round, bout. BabJ
Blue of Sacramento was awarded
,the decision over Allie layior.
Portland bantamweight, at the enu
of six rounds. George Eagles. San
Spec Woods of Portland in the first
round of a scheduled four-round
Hospital to Get
The Salem hc-'pita: bo will va
cate the McKinley school in compli
ance with the demands of the resi
dents of south Salem.
This wan decided late yesterday
afternoon at a meeting of the hos
pital board. Nothing definite has
been arraigned concerning a build
ing for future use, H. S. Gile, presi
dent of the board, said this morn
ing. A special committee to take care
of details was appointed. It is made
up of Charles A. Park, August
Huckestein and Russell Catlin.
Treaty by Misrepre
sentation of Clause is
Wilmington, Del.. Oct. 21. A
special drive against el ites of arti
cle 10 of the league of nations and
against false criticism was made
here today by Governor Cox of
"Nation-wide propaganda of mis
representation" regarding article
10 has been circulated, the demo
cratic candidate asserted.
The term "advise" in article 10,
relative to the league councils pow
ers, was declared by Governor Cox
to be limited solely to advice.
Stressing the provision for unani
mous council action. Governor Cox
"We should never in the haze of
wriggling statements and wobbling
pronouncements, lose sight of the
uncontrovertable fact that under
article 10 the council can render
only advice. And that even thi3
action cannot be taken unless and
until every representative, inajud.
ing our own, votes in the affirma
tive." One of the Hitchcock reserva
tions "voted down by the treaty
wreckers" declared that no Amer
ican sovereignty was relinquished,
MENTION OP IiODGK
SETS CROIVD HISSING
Wilmington, Del., Oct. 21. An
enthusiastic' reception s-as given
here today to Governor Cox. His
league of nations preachments were
applauded warmly. Every nook
of the theatre where the governor
spoke was filled and hundreds of
persons struggled vainly to e-iter.
There were hisses and boos; from
the audience for Senator Lodge's
name when Governor Cox reiter
ated that the Massachusetts sena
tor "was the basest conspirator in
all. the history of humanity." More
his'ses and some groans were the
demonstrations against Senator
Harding when the governor named
his opponent as among the signers
of the "round robin." The incident
halted the governor's speech mo
mentarily. That Senator Harding should
give the American people the ntime
of the person alleged to have as-ked
him to lead the way to a new fra
ternity was asserted by Governor
Probably the most prolonged ap
plause was given the governor's
statement of hisattitude toward the
Oregon Unit of
Croix de Guerre
Oregon's oldest and
miiOarM rirtranicatioiis in
i r. eward of the ;.'re ua c.rmx d
rrue-i 'i Ui the 147th I Ida
Iriv. m-ition ot whic . Wftl
1 . .i--utant Gei.ei
ni'.iV.-'. The 147th
Vhite V fd
i i. nl.e.-y a
:,f the famous n
,n w:is comoosi'tl f
potrland and Baltcry T. com
oi Portland. The :ile am.
, men, and six oth.rr battel ies
.. Wvnir.ii!. North Da.
Un--, i nd South Da'tot?. The award
1 made for apart! -ipaiion ty the
'.,. 1 artillery in th.3 seco.'d battle
of ih. Marne and in Uie rgo.'.ne
cu raign. It is expend ihit !." ,.
n, .nbers of the iw.. OrcRin u-.it
vi . i'ttend the mcortM ot the ' hir-
sccond divisir.i .-oce-y ir. lie-
next summer at wnicn iiiim
ih colors of the organization win
i, ,l.cni sited with tne r.-elicn
One Life Lost
And Many Hurt
In Fire Today
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 21. One
young woman is known to nae
been killed and the lives of several
others were believed by firemen to
have been lost in a fire that com-
: pletely wrecked a five story build- j
mImbIi district here,.
Hysterical em.- ,
' women, huddled on the rooi or me
i building and virtually surrounded
i by flames and smoke, were carried
i screaming to safety by firemen and
, volunteer rescuers. Numerous firs.
1 men suffered slight injuries from
I falling glass and debris. The dam
az" was estimated by merchants
(involved and by fire department
. heads at about $300,000.
i The body of Miss L. E. Hepburn,
'bookeeper for the CoatJvelopc
! companv, was found rear a win low
I in a fourth floor corridor. She had
been suffocated by smoke.
Los Argeies. Cal., Oct. 21 In-ve-tigation
of alleged corruption in
correction with Pacific Coast base
oall games was continued until
Monday by the Los Angeles county
le.tandei' SlUI .
Athens. Oct. 51. No change
took place during Wednesday 'n
' the condition of King Alexander
iof Greece, according to the bulle
Salem, Oregon, Thursday, October 21, 1920
Paris, Oct. 21. The Russian so
viet government has issued an u!ti.
nratum to Armenia, according to
advices received todav bv the
J French foreign office from Armenia
ueiuanunig permission ior me mi
mediate transport of bolshevik
troops through Armenia to effect a
junction with Turkish nationalists
in Asia Minor. Armenia has re
jected the ultimatum. The borshe
vikl also asked the Armenians to
repudiate the treaty of Sevres with
Belief was expressed at the for
eign office that Armenia's rejec
tion will result in serious fighting
between the Armenians and bol
shevlki. Armenia has requested
aid from the allies, but no decision
has been reached, it was said.
He Cannot Vote
To Kill League
By Ward A. IrV'U".
"The proposal of a sepivrate
peace by Warren Haiding is a Imse
betrayal of the faith of friend I
am for America's honor; for that
reason -I canont vote for him, '
That is the word sent I) ,1. Finn,
a republican, by W. S. L'Uir, re
publican, and former candldato for
governor, in reply to a Ijuuflun by
Finn asking why U'Ren is MtpliM't
ing Cox for the presidency. U'llen
declares that this nation male a
solemn pledge never to m tko a s p
tirate peace with Germa ty jud iliat
he doesn't believe in conve:';ii! .'Ul'
promises into "scraps of paper."
His letter to Finn follow.!: .
"Your letter at hand asking why
I. being a republican, cannot vote
for Senator Harding, and will vote
for Governor Cox for president.
Cannot scrap League.
"Because Senator Harding, de
clares he will make a separate
ne:ice with Germany
ment makes it clear that the one
all important issue in this cam
paign is national morals and not
mere party politics.
"This is the question: Shall the
promise of the American people
that they would not make a sep
arate peace with Germany be
treated as 'only a Scrap of paper?'
The league of nations covenants
are wholly secondary now. -Harding
will not consider reservations;
he will make a separate peace with
"When the United States enter
ed the war with Germany and Aus
tria the American people pleged
their honor with the alies that our
nation would never maice sep
arate peace between America and
Germany at the time the armistice
was signed? What did America
gay when Russia" made a separate
peace? What would America have
said if Italy had abandoned her
honor by making a separate peace
with the central powers m that
Iwful winter of 1917-1918, when
Austrian regiments were rafting
Italian women on tne sou ui
What if France had surrendered
at Verdun? Look at uie ivuu .....
ord of Belgium, and of the othe,
great and. ittie nations who a.ed
America trom " " ,.da
ll" -tT;uTd be said
. nnv miiuuiis-
excuse or extenuai.o..
in if we should make a sepa.ate
e with the common enemy oi
"i cn sneak only for myself, and
nArhans my belief
ade to be Keptisaaay-
tashoned with tne """"- -
ers; out m
all me .
ve there is no such
v . . c Hoi inn S
men, I ben
treacnerous ni the
. . -.. Kxanrinr ni Li
allies-no such i oa mleed
faith o friends as that proma
by Seni.tor Harding.
'o, twenty-five hundred ycais.
minds of all honobl. -en
.Americas Ufe history
',e L s and ream
iSJ orations and, reali-
her morai declaration
rindepeVdenbut the candidate
ce a" : h'VL four years. Tru-
. . :tnn in Mir UCLli'"
to be ireiu"" "... .,i to
K- what shall it prop its
nal s'.'a rid and loose Us
gain tne wuv
Wn TJsue submerges Ail
.n cannot understand howny
,iocire for office
mi" "-".... u.rHine'S
approve s'"' , , . hv
.,ion of the nation s
voting for him- elected I un-
"If Governor Cox is elecie u .
Senior Harding's promise to aban
5 Tou, "lies by making a sepa. ate
peace V:th Germany.
Chicago. Oct. 21. The Methodist
Episcopal church council of boards
has voted $2,500,000 to aid foimer
s. r-. i-' men to resume educational
work interrupted by the war. it was
Railwaymen Threaten To
Join Coal Miners Strike
Speaker at Rally
Quotes Taft, Hoover
and McNary as En
Asserting that the league of na-'
tions had been welcomed as a thor
oughly practical plan for world
peace and that its popularity was
universal until reactionary politi
cians burglarized the issue for par
tisan purposes. Elton Watkins.
recognized league advocate, elo
quently defended the league at the
Salem armory Wednesday night.
Point by point, Mr. Watkins dis
cus;;, d the great plan and held his
audience, by carefully analyzing
each issue and then clinching his
arguments with extracts from ad
dresses made by many G. O. P.
leaders in their supper t of thef
league. For every statement on the'
validity of the various articles, Mr;
Watkins brought forth the endorse
ment o such republican leaders as
William Howard Taft, George W.
Wlckersham and Herbert Hoover. 4
"Senator Charles H. McNary, a
Salem man, has given his heartiest
endorsement for the league and In;
a senatorial address made la July,1
1919, defended the league against
such onslaughts as those made by
Senators Reed. Borah and Johnson.
I will read extracts from this ad
dress." The extracts read are as follows:
"I am stoutly In favor of tne
principal embodied in any effort lo
insure the permanent peace of the
world, and I am willing to accept
the covenant of the leasue of na
tions contained in the peace treaty
It is my sincere Deuet mat tne
league of -nations is the greatest
step the world has ever made to
ward peace; therefore I aha.ll sup
port the league, as it is the hope of
The speaker stated that much of
the opposition to the league was
voiced by those who had not care,
fully studied the plan. "Many have
not even read the document," he
declared. "This opopsitlon is usual
ly sincere but is arrived at by com
paring surface arguments for and
against the league and not by per
sonal investigation of its merits.
Article X Misquoted.
"Article X has been deliberately
misquoted by its opponents. This
article will not force us Into wai
should we become one of the signa H
lories, we could retire at any time
ir cause ror dissatisfaction arose.
iNor could we be forced into any
action, as any decision must be
unanimous. This means that it
would make no difference whether
Great Britain was represented by
six or sixty colonial emisarles. In
event of lack of unamity, any pro
posed action would be blocked."
Monroe Doctrine Safe.
While discussing article 10 Mr.
Watkins again referred to Sent-tor
McNary's stand on the plan. He
asserted that Herbert Hoover and
Ex-President Taft had also ex
pressed views similar to the fol
lowing quotation from the Oregon
enator's address as contained, in
the Congressonal Record, July
1919: "1 am one of those who con
tend that the Monroe doctrine is
already preserved in the covenant
but I will say that it will be harm
less to restate it; that It is already
there, but it might find its reward
in comforting some of the timid
minds that oppose the covenant."
In conclusion, Mr. Watkins s-at-ed
that he is willing to debate at
any time, upon the league and Its
"It is mighty hard to find oppo
nents," asserted the league advo
cate. "I have issued this challenge
manv times but have discovered
that when petty partisanship is
sues are discarded, the opposition
, fades Into thin air.
New York, Oct. 21. A federal
indictment containing 12 counts
was returned here against Armour
and company, Chicago packers,
and various officers of the con
cern, charging profiteering in vio
lation of the Lever act.
The indictment, returned after
an extended inquiry conducted by
a representative of the attorney
generals office, th-.rged the de
fndants with selling different lo's
of New Zealand lamb, cost 18.46
cents per pound for 24 to 2 cents
These alleged prices were held -o
Washington . Oct .1. i ne
?ram sent x-re.ae,. ....
tcraay fy governor i.u.,..., ...
wno urRea imme....c
f the new government in w x.ro. i
hum ;un received at the White
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Howe tut ontcmw aire ana ai
..aent on it.
declined to com
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 21. Bobby
Stagg, kidnaped here Septembor 14,
was returned to his mother today,
the News Tribune announced In an
early edition. The recovery of the
child was made with the assistance
of two reporters of the paper. De
tails have not yet been made pub
lic. New York, Oct.' 21. The case of
Betty Brainard, a newspaper wom
an of Tacoma, Wash., arrested here
recently on a charge of being a fu
gitive from justice in connection
with alleged kidnaping In that city
of the child of a New York news
paperman, today was continued un
til Monday pending review by Gov
ernor Smith of an application for
extradition. Miss Brainard's attor
ney said he expected the governor
would announce his decision Friday
Gile May Go to
At a meeting of the Rotary elub
here yesterday, H. S. Gile, president
of the club, was instructed to hold
himself in readiness to attend the
international convention of Rotar
ians to bo held in June In Ed n
burgh, Scotland. Mr. Gile stated
today that if business affairs per
mit he will make the trip, accom
panied by Mrs. Gile.
In case Mr. Gile is unable to at
tend the convention, orie or more
alternates will be selected bv the
club at a later date, it was stated.
No alternates have been chosen at
the present time, it was said.
It is the custom of the local or
ganization , to send tis president to
the fraternity's convention. Last
year John W. Todd was present at
a meet held In Atlantic City.
Charles Cochran. dt(iict govern
or of Rotary, has called a meeting
of presidentsand secretaries of this
district, to be held in Walla Walla
next Saturday, It was stated today.
Mr. Gile will beu nable to be pies
ent, and C. B. Clancey and R. O.
Snelling will go in his place.
Plot to Bomb
Told In Letter
Sacramento, Cal., Oct. 21. An
anonymous letter telling of a pur
ported plan by Industrial Workers
of the World to destroy simultane
ously tonight public and other'
building in Sacramento, San Fnn-1
Cisco and Los Angeles, was received '
;it the office of Governor William I
It was said the letter was be.
lieved to be a hoax, but peace of
ficers had been notifed in the cities
specified and eve"ry effort was being
made to prepare for any eventual
ity. The letter was received several
days ago but at the earnest solici
tation of police authorities who be
lieved their investigation might be
hampered, it was not made public
Prices Cut 50
To 100 Percent
Chicago, Oct. 21. Transparent
sandwiches and the isolated prune
will be replaced by somewhat more
substantial portions in at least one
Chicago chain of lunch rooms, It
was announced today by the city
council high cost of living commit
tee. The proprietors had agreed
to increase portions in preference
to a decrease in prices.
A laree department store tea
room announced reduction of prices
ranging from 50 to 100 per cent.
Sliced peaches with cream were re
duced from 40 to 20 cents and po.
tatoes from 25 to 15 cents.
To Be Proposed
Wahington, Oct. 21. A public
hearing will be held Dec. 20 by
the fi deral horticultural board to he neVer qualified. There now are
consider the advisability of placing only two members of the bo.n l.
a quarantine on fruit and vfe- 1 A(jnlirii Benson and John A. Don
tables from Cuba, the Bahamas,
Jamaica, canal Bone, uosia an,
India, the Philippines, Ceylon and
Java in an effort to prevent th
spread of the citrus black fly to
the United States.
Cleansintr of all railway cars and
. considered at ihelthe yard at her house and tapping
- - " '
loans from the state school funds!
I, -.4 VP
h,,n received fo lowing th.
. ,., . ,h.
eral reserve banks.
British Workers Vote to Leave Jobs Unless
Coal Mine Situation Settled or Negotiatons
Begun by Saturday; Order to Effect Eng
lan, Scotland and Wales
London, Oct. 21. The coal strike situation took an un
expected and grave turn today when the railway men and
transport workers announced that they would strike in
sympathy unless negotiations between the government and
the miners were opened this week.
The railroad men's delegates is
sued what was virtually an ultima
tum to the government that all
members cease work Sunday at
mid-night unless the strike was fet
tled or negotiationstoward a se:ale-
ment begun by Saturday.
Strike Hour Set.
J. II. Thomas, general secretary
of the National Union of Railway
men, announced that the delegates
of the railway men had decided "to
instruct the general secretary to In
timate to Premier Lloyd-George
that unless the miners claims are
granted or negotiations resumed by
Saturday which will result in a set
tlement we shall be compelled to
take the necessary steps to instruct
all our members in England, Scot
land and Wales to cease work. In
addtiion a telegram is being dis
patched to all members to be pre
pared to cease work at midnight -of
Sunday" next, unless they hear to
Proposals or a compromise agree
ment which might permit the min
ers to return to work and defer fin
al adjustment of their grievances
have been brought forward but
they have not been submitted to
leaders of the federation, so far as
known. There are indications the
owners of mines may be called in
li.r Pi'cinit.r T.lnvd-Georire to take I
up increasing production of the
Bankers See Good and
Bad In McFadden Bill
To Stimulate Mining
V ishington, Oct. 21. The Mc
FadJen bill proposing a tax on geld
used in industry and the arts to be
paid to the mining companies to
stimulate production was attacked
and defended today before the
American Bankers association.
A special committee appointed to
study the measure submitted a re
port vigorously opposing the bill as
an attack on "a basic element of
the gold standard" while Repre
sentative McFadden author of the
bill, defended it, declaring that the
addtiion of then ew gold to the na
tion's reserve would assist deflation
and stimulate a healthy return to
normal. A motion that Mr. Mc
Fadden's remarks be received with
thanks and filed with the reports
of the convention was defeated.
The convention thenadopted a mo
tion that the entire question bere-
London, Oct. 21. The latest
attempt to be made here to
bring down the high cost of
men's suits Is the perfecting of
horsehair cloth, which is being
made Into suits and sold ready
made at $30.
The suits are of four colors
brown, grey, green and blue.
The makers of the cloth say
it is the hardest wearing mater
ial yet discovered.
Of Ship Board
Washington, Oct. 21. Admiral
Benson was today reappointed
chairman of the shipping
At the same
time President Wil
li appointed four other members
Other members appointed wen
Frederic I. Thompson of Mobile,
Ala., Gavin McNab of San Fran-
Theodore Marburg or. i.am-
with more, and wiarun umc.. .
cousin, formerly conneruM,
Two other members of tl ' I
must be appointed under the terms
of the merchant merine act. which
provides for seven commissioner.,
two from the Atlantic coast, two
from the Pacific coast, one from
the Gulf, one from the Lake re
gion and one from the interior.
Mr Gill-n was appointed r mem
ber of the old board by ih- presi
dent but the senate did not act or
1 Prowler Taps On
on the windows. Mrs
660 North High street
la,e last night.
of leer Victor investigated" the re-
t and Mated mar n was un-.oo
i. flli ,.,, HusniclouB lookitiK
lucter in the neighborhood.
OREGON : Tonight fair west,
probably rain east portion; Fri
day fair; moderate westerly winds
LOCAL: Min. temperature 38,
max. 56, mean BO. Rainfall .OS.
River 5.2, falling.
Price Two Cents
pits, and heads of the miners fed
eration may be asked to be pres
ent. Extremists in the federation,
are urging that the men left ii :he
mines to operate the pumps and.
keep the diggings free from watee
be withdrawn but this step far
strongly opposed by obert Smiillet
and other executives!
At the conclusion of the session
of the executive committee of thej
National Union of Railmen, J. K
Thomas, general secretary, an
nounced that the railroad men.
were considering sympathetic ac
tion with the miners.
Would Strike Tonisht.
The London correspondent of
both the Manchester Guardian and.
the Sheffield Dally Telegraph,
state that they were Informed that,
at yesterday's meeting of the rail
way men Secretary Thomas was
defeated in his fight against a syru
pathic strike. He sacceded, how
ever. In getting an adjournment
Unless the negotiations are re
opened, these acocunts declare, thai
uectlon of the railway men which,
gained control of the organization
will propose a "lightning strike"
beginning at midnight, tonight.
At Soghill, In Northumberland,
men, women and children raided it.
colliery siding and took loO.ttttH.
tons of coal for their personal tuww
ferred to the economic policy cornw
The special committee in its. re
port contended that gold miners
were only one of the many imtus
trlal sufferers from the war trull
might well look forward to s re
turn of an Industrial situacloat
which would more than compen
sate for their present stringeuusr.
Mr. McFadden declared the aver
agf- cost of raw materials in all in
dustries during fchew ar period hail
increased 112 per cent while th
users of gold In the Industries con
tinued to obtain their raw mateiladL
at the pre.war price fixed by the
This the speaker added, inadu,
gold unique in that it was the owls'
material wdiich was prevented baP
the government from being influ
enced by the natural law of supply
Carry Case To
Notice of intention to appeal th
ease of the city of Hillsboro va
the Oregon public service commis
sion from the recent opinion of the
Oregon supreme court to the United
States supreme court has been
served by Senator S. B. Huston ot
Portland representing the city ot
Hillsboro. The appeal will be lnuicil
on a wilt of error. The case in
volves ther ight of the state regula
tory bodyt o fixe water rates paid,
by a municipality to a public utility.
The supreme court in itH opinion
held that the commission possessed,
this authority under the public utB
itv act. The city of Hillsboro holds.
Iliat this provision of the law la il
legal and repugnant to the statu
Petitions for rehearing have been
filed with the supreme court here
in the cases of Heitkemper vs. th
Central Labor council of Portion,
and Greenfield vs. the Central I
lot council. These cases Involve
the constiutionality of the state
granting the right of peaceful pick
eting by labor organlatlona when,
the question of wages or wornK
condUton, are involved. The con
has upheld the constiutlonaUty I
i.lA. in the petition in tha
Orenfleld case attention is called-
, casen OW pending betore the M.
ted Slates sup.. -,.- court which.
v.ll have a b.aring on the tHegon
Bttuatlon and the court is asked to
"pend action on the petition unt.L
th, federal court has acted.
Poison Sent In
Canby; Dog Dead
London, Oct. 21. Peggy O'Neill,
the actress who about a month ni;,.
was taken suddenly III during aa
erformance at the Savoy tbeafre..
ins returned to her phce in !het
east. and declares her illness was
undldue to an attempt to poison her.
She says a box of chocolates wan
sent to hcr dressing room aaony
nously. Shi ate some of the can
dy and was soon taken eoriuustf M
One chocolate was given to pel.
o which s urn died An analysM
showed the eandv contained ar