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COMMISSIONERS FREE PROSECUTOR'S CASE AGAINST HEADS OF COUNTY FIZZLES U I WEATHER 1 ■ ■■■■ Tonight, fmlr; Jrfafay. fa lr mnd ■ I I I I twiner; mo4*rat« north. ■ 111 l «r»#lcrly u-indi I I I I I TrtuiMTalurr |«tl J| Hour* 111 I Muliiium, I!. Minimum, SI. noon, 59. | VOLUME 24. NO. lf>7 SPEEDERS TO BE JAILED ON FIRST ARREST Drastic Action to Be Taken Unless Autoists Obey Law in Future Jail irrma for >1) tprfdrn an first affrnM may *oan bn mflfd out. Poller Jtadgr John II O* don announced Thurmdny thai U rharH with tpMllni had appeared in police court on «nr day and that ho KM plan nine drwif action to I hie mnlrr. "I had hoped that tha drivers would eventually coma to their aenae*.*' raid fJorrlon. "but It look* Bow aa tho tha only way 10 curb them la to sand them all to Jalt ra gardlee* of how email their Infruc tion of tha law may be. "Pravtoualy I have (Irtn out Jail sentences only to second offenders. In addition to canceling licenses. All ftret offenders being fined a mini mum of |!i, under 10 mile* ait hour, and IS for avery additional mile. "Seattle auta driver* are "bow ing a caDam di»rrgard ef the dang IT ta Ufa and property they are causing, and they mutt be a tapped at any coet, even tha every aaafclat la pat In tali." Gordon canceled four "white" drlv «ra* licenses and Issued bench war rant* for eight men who attempted ta forfeit bail. Eleven driver* have bean arrested In tha last 14 hours tar apesdtng. and one man far rack leas driving. WOULD DEPORT MAN FROM B. C. PORTLAND, Sept. 7 Canadian official* are endeavoring to com piele arrangement» for the deporta tion of Philip Gevurtz. former Port land furniture merchant. Oevurt*. who *>* engaged In the hotel btiaineaa In Vancouver, B. C. In I*ll. wae aentenced to fire yeara in the Britiah Columbia penitentiary to defraud. The Canadian official* requeated R. P Hon ham. of the United Rlatea Immigration aervice here to eetab- Ifmh Oevurt a* American eitlaenahip ao that he may be deported. They do not Indicate whether he will eerve bta aeatenca or be deported Immedl ataly MINISTER IS A CANDIDATE PORTLAND. Or«.. Sept. 7.—Dr. W. T. McElveen. paator of tha First Con*r»g*ttonal church. *" la»t night nominated Independent eandl data for r«;r(MnUtlt< In congreaa from thU dlatrlct. When Dr. McElTewTa name waa placed In nomination, but one man of the lit preaent voted agalnat him At the opening of tha m'itln* only It were prtMnl, but Fred Roaa. leader of tha striking nhopmen, put out a few telephone call* and within It minute* gathered together a ef ficient number to make the conven tion legal. Dumb-Bells Jacob Dobrin in Contest He Pulls a Nasty One Maybe You Know Some Dollar Apiece for Best Jacob Dobrin Is the first entrant In the Dumb Bell Dud contest. "Speaking of Dumb-Bell*," write* Jacob, "there Is a fejlow In our office who Is *o dumb that he thinks the Canadian border pays rent. I told hlai It was prertmbljr only a rumor (roomer)." » Not sfc-IJad. Jacob's Dumb-Bell Is so dumb that he's probably wondering why Poln dext-r hsan't been Invited Into the proiy-eselve senatorial candidates' elimination conferences. And he probably thinks that— Bismarck Is a German coin. Oratorio la a speech. Rhubarb la a fenc« wire. Optlmiam I* an ey* diaeose. Kplnllt la a amall gun. Alfalfa is a college fraternity. The y, M. C. A. Is a miners' anion. .Marine corps U a dead sailor. • • • Remember, ths Dumh-Bell Kdltor •f The Star wants to hear about the Dumb He|| In your office or block. Hand him a note :ibout what your Dumb Bell thlnlt*—and he'll l»sy a dolflr aphce for the three best submitted this week. STATE ATTORNEYS UNABLE TO PUSH INDICTMENTS IN COURT County Commissfonera Lou Smith (left), Claude C. Ramsay, chairman, and Tom Dobson, who went on trial in tuperior court charged i oith grand larceny Thursday. "It'll all flivver out in half an hour" was the claim if IHftmxt INWRfy Walter S. Fulton, when the state woe granted a recess in order to interrogate witnesses. Fulton was right. —rseise by m** * carter, star at.rr n>e*.ir.n>e» SCENARIO FLIVVERS Famous Reconciliation Scene Not Enacted in Hart Case BY LANSING WARREN LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7.—Something was wrong in movie land today, for one of it* choicest traditions had collapsed. It had failed to work out in real life, and with no lew a pillar of film sentiment than William S. Hart, two-gun man and hero of the Went. Hart and hi* beautiful wife, formerly Winifred Westover, had quarreled and were estranged. Then yesterday the stork flew down upon the scene, and friends of Hart brought the glad news that should have brought about a reconciliation—"lt's a boy!" All Los Angeles was ready to direct the closing scene. Almost anyone recalls it. A mad dash thru a mile and a half of thick underbrush and, with shirt front torn away, "Two-Gun Bill" bursts into the quiet little room and kneels by the bedside, placing upon the spread a single flower caught up by the way. The single word, "Winifred*" Then for the final fad»out a touch of comic relief, Big Fiill with tbe baby, who squalls lustily. Bill: "Ain't he a he-man, tho?" But this did not happen—any of it Instead, Hart received the news from hia attorney*. He didn't move hiH features. I'm glad it's a boy," he mid, and later muttered Aomethinx about property nettlementa. An far as ran be learned he has not communicated with the mother. WOMAN JUMPS FROM TRAIN PORTLAND. Sept. 7.—0.-W. It. A N. officials here today recatvad ft re' port stating that Mm. J. W. Craig head. of Pendleton. Of*., who Jumped from a train window, had been dis covered unhurt. Mrs. Craighead, who had been (TO Inmate of the "tale Insane aaylum at Pendleton, laat Saturday waa re moved from tha Inatltutlon by her relatives, and atarted with them for Mlaaourl. Left alone for a few mo menta. the woman leaped from a window of the apeedlng train east of Baker. She waa found at a ranrh house. Mob Takes Negro From Jail to Rope ORANOK. Te*., Sept. 7.—0. J. Johnson, negro, under death sen tenee, waa taken from the county Jail at Newton by a mob of 100 men today and hanged. His body was riddled with bullets. Appropriation for Irrigation Is Urged WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 —Senator norah. Idaho, today offered an amendment to the I.iberlan loan bill, providing for appropriation of SJO,- 000.000 for Irrigation woik In the West, The Seattle Star Katara4 M ■•ootid CtoH M.ti.r Mar I. I Ml. at it.. r«a<>>rrica Wuh, un«>r tha AM of Concraaa March I. illl. for Taar. ky Mall. II to |l JAPAN VESSEL IN COLLISION SAN KRANCIHCO. Sept. 7. —The Japanese steamer Rhsuyo Maru wa» forced to return to her dock here today aa a result of colliding In the bay during the night with tha steamer South Coast. a lumber achoonar. The Khauyo waa proceeding to aea when the colllalon took place. She waa struck amldahlpa e.nd waa d/tmaged, but Just how aerloualy rahnot be determined until a part of her cargo la discharged and an Investigation made. Damage to the South Coast waa ■light. Thirteen Hurt When Auto Turns Turtle WBNATCHBE, Sept. 7-—Mrs. Clifford Gresse, of Cashmere, In near death, and Elsie Banko I* still uncon scious. its a result jnt an auto sccl dent which occurred Monday night on the Heaver hill grade. Kleven other persons were more or lees ae. verely hurt when a car driven by O. D. Bunko, of Caahmere, turned over. NIX MKMIIKRN of the Y. W. C. A national board, vtfltlng In Seattle from Southern and ICaatern cities, were guesta at the local Y. W. C. A. monthly board meeting Tuesday. On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise SEATTLE, WASH., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1922 Accused County Heads Absolved by j Action of Court Before Trial; Witnesses Are Blamed Grand lanrnj charges on whlrh HID rminljr rnmrniMlonm, Claud* C. Kimuf, lxw ('. Smith *nl Themai DokMn, wrr» to hove kern tried wir» dltmtowd by Huprrinr Court Judge Calvin R. Hall Thur»da» noon at the re quest of the proserutlng attor ney's office. Lark of evidence to convict was the reason given by Deputy Prose cuting Attorney John D. Carmody In asking the dismissal. It waa the third sarrfcstra set back that Prosecuting Attorney Malcolm Douglas has received In three days, and friends of his were commiserating him on tha misfortune of loalng so many cases Just at election time. On Tuesday the t'nlted States cir cuit court of appeal* denied his plea In the county's suit for taxes on the emergency fleet corporation's property. On Wednesday his complaint rharg- Ing a "conspiracy" against milk shippers was thrown out of court. And on Thursday his «f- fire was forred to admit It could not make a rase against tha commissioners. Tha climax to thw expected sensa tional trial came out of a clear sky. Soon after court convened, Carmody snd I>eputy Prosecuting Attorney Dert C. Hoes requested time to exam In* th« state's writneijea. Fifteen of these witnesses were quizzed before four msmheni of the grand Jury that returned the Indict ment against the county commission ers. The grand Jurors were: I» O. Hoor. foreman: Hemhsrd Swanson. William J. Brown and Nellie W. Sar gent. Fierce H Wave Grips Middle CHICAGO, Sept. 7—The heat wave continue* to hold the coun try In Ita grip today aa far Weat fin the Kocky mountolna. The year'a heat record* were broken In practically every utate of the Middle Weat yesterday, and threatened to full again today. Cooler weather lata Krlrtay or Haturdny Wa* the cheering word from the weather bureau here. The hot wave waa caused by a "low" over the Dakota* and a corresponding "high" over the Appalachlana, Heorea of proatratlon* were re ported, and at leaat six deatha re aulted from the heat. Hchool* were cloaed In many cities at noon. Crop*, especially corn, were re ported burning up from the In tense heat In Kan*aa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. •"Tha testimony tha state's wtt neases were prepared to glv* on tha suuid. today." Carmody aald, "was so utterly different from that whlrh they wer« supposed to have (Ivan In tha (rand Jury room and on whlrh tha Indictment atralnat tha commls sloners were baaed, that It would have been ahourd to go to trial. We rould not even have made an open- In* statement on tire t>aala of the teetimony these wltneases would liave irtven today." Carmody aald that the Indictments ••ere returned upon teatimony to the effect that repairs to tha county ferry iMchl. involving expenditure* of til.6io.JO of tha county's money, were made upon a labor plus and cost plus Iwala. Witnesses this morning, ha said, did not recsll such testimony. Others denied that they had so testified and some stated that they did not Intend to give any such Impression to the grand Jury. After Carmody had made his mo tion for dismissal, Walter S. Kulton, counsel for tha commlaatoners, de Glared to the court that he would have liked to see the cage tried on Its merits, so that any stigma at tached to his clients by reason of having been Indicted, would be cleared once and for all. Two additional indictments against the commissioners are scheduled to lie tried at a later date, lloth charge grand larceny, nm In connection with repairs to a ferry and the other In volving disposition of county fuel oil. aald to have been turned over to Capt. John l>. Anderson, lessee of the county ferries. "Loose and Irresponsible Conversation" The New York Times, recog nised ■■ the spokesman for irral business and financial In terest* centering In New York, publishes an editorial under the caption, "IxM(*e ('oil versa! Ion," aa follow*: "Yesterday'* statement at the While House about the Chicago Injunction I* proof enough that the popular reaction ha* bern unfavorable to the high and mighty attitude of Ihe attorney general. On Nunday he tele graphrd lo the New York ller ald that the government would pay no attention to looae and Irreaponiible conversation on the part of people who may them*elve* yet be brought Into court.' It la now plain, how ever, that *o great • multitude of loose and Irresponsible con versation rose up In protest Iliat RAILWAY PEACE MOVE STARTED Shopmen Endeavoring to Settle Dispute CHICAGO. Sept. 7. —Striking shopmen were today reported la be working for peace with M or more railroad* on file following basis: 1. That strikers, men who re mained at work and new em ploye* be placed on the seniority list* ss they stood June M. !. reunion rights to be re stored. S. The settlement proposal Is not to be rlas«ed as a precedent. 4. All mailers not settled thru the agreement to be re ferred to a board composed of five union represcntatlvea and five railroad representatives. WASHINGTON, Sept. T—William H. Johnston, one of the leaders of the 400 000 striking railroad shop men, today admitted that there was "mthetanee" to the reports of re newed negotiations he)ween strikers snd railroad executives for peace. Discussions were understood to he scheduled today between strike lead ers or their representative* and a group of conciliatory railroad execu tlvcs. Johnston's statement rlosely fol lowed announcement In Chicago that the policy committee of the shop crafts' union had been called to meet there Monday. It was Indicated h*re that negotia tions now going on or In prospect were expetred to develop something for submission to the policy commit tea. One of Pre*ld*nt Harding's chief (Turn In Pag* 7. Column 5) the admlnlsl ration fell it desir able. aftrr a cabinet meeting, to luun a word of reassurance. "No one'* constitutional liber tie* are to be taken away from him by the Injunction. It will be u*ed only again*t those who are violating Ihe lawn of the land. If Ihl* explanation la correct, the wonder deepen* why the attorney general *aw fit to do NO much thundering In Ihe index. And It cannot bo denied that Nome of the language used In the injunction gave color to the fear* which tl«> While House seeks to quiet. When a prrson in enjoined from 'ln any manner, by letterN, printed or other circular*, telegrams, tele phone*, word of moulh, oral persuasion or NUggvation, or thru interview* to be published In the newspapers, or otherwlNe In any manner whatsoever,' IHOME® |ED IT IO N1 J|||l SKARIN WOMAN IS CALM Alleged to Have Confessed Killing Hochbrunn; Says Her Money Was Earned by Stenographic Work OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 7.—Clara Skarin, still in the Oak land jail awaiting return to Seattle for trial for the alleged murder of Ferdinand Hochbrunn, aged millionaire, was as cheerfully confident today as ever, despite her purported con fession of the crime. She turned away proffered condolences of many friends she seemed to have made during the two months she was em ployed here before her arrest. "I will clear myself—there is nothing for me to worry about." she told them. BliV V«*\.Sa*.« Miss Skarin, when asked regarding plans for her de fense, indicated she had none. "All the money I have is what I earned as a stenog rapher and that wouldn't pay for much of a lawyer," she said. She declared ah* would not fight extradlUon. Tha alleged confession wms mad* first on Tuaeday night to Polio* IJeutenant WlUlam Kant, of Seat tle. ircoMlnf to Kant. It wu made verbally and waa expand»d and reit erated yesterday afternoon when Kent waa permitted by Oakland police to take Mlaa Skarin out for iunch and later atrollad with har thru tha park. Crowd* in the park saw tha two talking earnestly, but no ona aue pected a *lrl waa telling the alleged •tory of a murder she la claimed to hava committed, to an officer who la sworn to prosecute her. The two returned to tha Jail late In the afternoon, after which. Kent said, MSkarin approved a written statement which he made, covering the rase, to hla superior officers In Seattle. Previous to that the alleged con fession had not b»«t put Into any form of writing by Mis* Skarln. &1- tho a muiw of the story had been telegraphed to Seattle by Kent. Extradition* papers were en routs to Sacramento today from GOT. Hart of Washington, and officer* thought extradition might be completed by Saturday night. Acordtng to Mlas Skarin'a atory. aa retold by Detective Kent, the girl admitted she killed Hochbrunn after he had made an alleged attack upon her a\ his home In Seattle, where she was living as hla ward. LIVING WAGE FOR PASTORS the annual Oregon conference of the Methodist Episcopal church. Dr. William Wallacs Youngaon, super intendent of the Portland district, mads a plea for living salaries for ministers. Rome ministers. Dr. Toungson said, are forced to take up side llne« of work tn order to support themselves and families. "If the church doei not awaken apeedlly to the neceaalty of provld- In* It* minister* with a living aup port It will find Itself without a mlnlatry capable of the leaderahlp which the tlmea require." declared Dr. Toungaon, doing certain things. It certainly looks aa If he were condemned thereafter to a life of silent medllatlon and prayer. But thia wa» never the Intent of the government, we are now In formed. "Thin ptnratory deliverance by the White House la dotibtlesa preliminary to a trial chance In the term* of the injunction when It cornea up for a final hearing next Monday. Tho thine haa palpably (one 111 with congress and tho country. The expected enthuaiuatlr rallying of ritixeiu In aupport of a ma>* tic department of Juatice did not come off. We may now expert to hear fewer grandiloquent worila from Attorney General Daugherty, while loose and irre sponsible conversation about hint will go on freely. 1 * TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE MURDER STORY PUT UNDER FIRE First Degree Charge to Be Pushed by Police Lieut W. E Juatua, 11 Hug «M of detectives. waa at work ThoiWfajr clearing up tha few loose ends of mystery which were left after Clare Skarin's confession Wednesday that she killed her aged uncle, Ferdinand Hochbrunn. He la on the trail of evidence which, he believes, will support the charge of murder In the flrat degree thnt has been filed against Mlaa Skarin. While admitting the crime to Lieut. William B. Kent, who waa sent to Oakland to bring her to Seafc tie Immediately after her arrest last Saturday. Mlaa Skarin contends at present that she slew her relative in defense of her honor—which story. If borne out would, of course, prw elude any verdict of murder In th* first degree. Kurt her Investigation of the at leged confession will prevent MM Kkttrln's return before the middle part of next week, IJeutenant Jus tus said Thursday. Detective J. Ma jewskl, of Seattle, Is working on tha case. Lieutenant Kent haa been ordered to do further work of checking up on the details of the crime before the woman Is brought back. Mrs. Robert R. Herbert. wlf«. of ft Seattle detective. Is due In Oakland Friday afternoon and will tak* charge of Clam Skartn. The party will return, leaving OaJcland about Monday, and arriving In Seattle Wednesday or Thursday, making the trip by steamship. The work of obtaining the confer slon fell to the lot of Lieutenanf Kent, who has received high prais* for excellent police work. Kent made himself the confidant of Miss Skarin and won her complete con fession. By lier own admission. It was the kindness of Kent that Im pelled hoc to make the state ment. She announced that what ever she had told Kent would he used strictly In her own inter ests. "I have absolute confidence," she said, "in Detective Kent." Her arrest was accomplished by the untiring efforts of Chief of Detectives Charles Tennant, who has conducted the search for the woman for over nine months, and by so doing, added another laurel to his string of achievements. The Sknrln girl's story, ns told to Lieut. Kent, was as follows, accord ing to dispatches from Oakland: "1 killed Ferdinand Hockbrunn (Turn to Page 7, Column J) A Home Close to Grammar and High School This In Just the kind of a homo that some will want and havo been looking for. SOUTH OF WOODLAND PARK A rood R-rooni and bath on one floor; corner lot, liOxlOO. facing eaat and south; on# block to car; cloae to RrHinmar and high school. Put to $3,000. with SSOO cash, balance SBS per month, in cluding intercut. No to a**umr. Why pay rent when you can buy a home on no easy terms? Tuni to the WANT AD sec ttion HIMI see who la offering thia comfy little home.