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VOL. XXV, NO. 368, OF ROSEBURG REVIEW. 1
ROSEBURQ, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1924.
VOL. XI, NO. 258, OF THE EVENING NEWS.
jHundreJ Injured Los.
Will Be Heavy.
GUUi KILLS SKI.F
lsTED 14 MINUTES
oreoon City. Jan. 15.
Margaret Morlarlty, aged 20,
shot herself to death this morn-
Ing at her home at West Linn.
according to reports to the cor-
oner s office. She bad recently
been released from the state
hospital for the Insane at Sa-
lem where she bad been sent
,nJ nf Tokio ResidentSI suffering from acute melon-
Uisandi or i w . cnolIa. Tne coroDer decided no
Inquest was necessary.
kte Breakfast in Street
Fearing to Return to
Prf Leased Wire.)
SHANGHAI, Jan. 15.
U't death list in the earth-
tndav Drobably will not
U 50. according to inror
P" . ' !.
jonbere. Uisuames were
Hrous, but did not include
Imvw. reoorU say.
kW houses, built in the re-
Ittruction after the great
tember earthquake col-
L The shocks this morn
luted 12 minutes.
no-litd Prfsa Leased Wire.)
tftiHAL Jan. 13. Kxtensive
i-t. iacliiding destruction of
Inai amsdiu aud lnterruitiou
mamuiralion in the vicinity
Uo ud Vokohanin has follow
tat mkr of a heavy earthquake
rh 0RUR4 (tils rooming accord-
adiirr received from the nf
dklml tf the Mxn Dempo, a
M.nfnm are safe' nt uinwlsu.
! wMriprrad destruction in that
rtrjr, is sblch ninny bouses are
m tuif be shaken down. The
rial tills, located at Xuinadzu,
not damaged, huwever, the re-
1 ami of greatest dnmnce is
(o hair been between the towns
'nnba, which is about HI) miles
nt of Tokio. and Kooiu. an
ard la the vicinity of Hakone.
Ilof to reports received over at
railway line kept In operation
1 Kobe railway bureau between
' and Honshu,
.hi damage was suffered by the
ormern loKio and Koozu,
'1 (rom this source stated. The
ass felt at Nagoya, about 2(10
looinwest of Tokio, lu the
ntr of Owarl and In Khlzuoka.
"mga province, along Siqrura
I' netereologlral observatory at
naoaDred after the quake that
lltn of the oscillations reninliul
rlunograph by the earth
was 30 J-lo millimeters. The
"Wed for 11 minut... it..
foloKical center apparently was
- "a const, it was stated.
MMern News Agency has re
Tporls that the damage to
as sot extenaire hut il.i.t it
were In the Kwamn itiut,.i,.
f ' Hakone, lu Suruu prov-
y "pnone, telKraph and
sioppeu as a re
uamage wrought by the earth
rrcrlTed br th. vi
st 0-(nrk ,
'-"Watatedth,, there ,
""'"reaks of fire at To-
p1ort fM . . .
iTokift k '"ozoai, a city
- - piu,i oad bees
d the .lrwt r.l(r..
of. cnnilsion. The
Wr'J nnU8h 'PPl-. was
'er'd at tl,a, tmr, it was
lines had not been permanently tin-
puireu oy tne treinblor.
Kxcept for windows smashed by
the shock, plaster shaken from the
walls and tiles from the roof, no
serious daniagu waa caused to the
All the serious casualties In the af
fected district are said in have twv.n
' confined to Japanese.
SHANGHAI, Jau. 15. Advices re
ceived from Osaka by the Mlion leni
ix, Japanese news agency, stated that
a tremendous earthquake in the
Kunto district, in the vicinity of To
kio aud south west ward, shortly be
fore 0 o'clock' this morning have
severed communications between To
kio and Osaka. "
The traffic department of the
Osaka railway bureau has reported
that two express trains, which left
Kobe on the night preceding the
quake were overturned in the neigh
borhood of Uoteuiba, in Northwest
em Huruga province, near Odawara,
where the tremblor Is said to have
displayed great Intensity.
TARIFF BAniE M W IS FOR . KING
IS OUT IN OPEN soldiers Bowys ADDR
Internal Fight Aired Today
in Public Hearings on
PROBING POLAR FLIGHT
Would Require Navy Depart
ment to Make Statement
of Value of Proposed
Trip of Dirigible.
TOKIO, Jan. 1.1. Fifty persons
are believed to have been killed in
Tokio, Yokohama and the outside ills
trlct.i lu twluy's earthquake while
many persons were injured. No cas
ualties among foreigners have been
M-.k.p """uisions or
r"noer, orrurwi .
tl. .ii.,..::. "' v iretnblor
noci; spproarhe.1 ..
L," ''. "fef in durstl.
rnnsx-l as '
mr here M ,
SHANGHAI, Jan. 15. Houses were I
demolished at Numadzu on Suruxal
bay, southwest of Tokio, where the'
Imperial villa Is located, and extensive
damage caused throughout the terri
tory in the vicinity by an earthquake
this morning, according to reports
from the Kobe railway bureau receiv
ed by the Nipon Dempo.
Almost complete demoralization of,
telephone, telegraphic and railway I
lines In a belt extending from Tokio'
southwestward along the coast to
N'agoya, at leust, nearly a hundred!
miles away Is reported. Tokio audi
Yokohama are said to .have been lsola-j
ted for a short time after the earth-l
quake was felt.
TOKIO, Jan. 15---SIx persona were.
killed and nearly 200 injured In Yoko
hama, and four were killed and at
least 20 Injured In Tokio by the
second great earthquake disaster in
five months to strike the two Japan
ese cities and vicinity this morning.
The statistics were given out by po
lice. One report stated that six hundred
houses had been demolished In Yoko
hama. Odawara, a city on Kawatsu bay,
about 75 miles southwest of here suf
fered the greatest damage from the
tremblor, as it did last September,
when vast sections of both Yokohama,
and Tokio and surrounding cities vir
tually were destroyed.
Water mains were ripped from their j
places and smashed by the quake and
water flooded the streets and hnn-
dreds of homes in the two cities fol-!
lowing the shock this morning.
Big buildings of modern construc-l
tion, which were badly damaged andj
In many Instances still in partial ruin
from the disaster of last September,
were further damaged by todays
The cabinet went into session Im
mediately after the earthauake to con
sider relief measures and to obtain ,
Information regarding the extent of
The stock market suspended opera
tions owing to the failure of communi
The center of the earthquake is be
lieved to hsve been near Taniawa.
Mountain, In Sagaml province, accord-!
Ing to officials of the central observa-i
(Associated Press Leased Wire.')
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. While
tempest and tornado were wrench
ing the timbers of the republican
house organization today, the sen
ate floated calmly in a legislative
In the face of a driving storm of
democratic-Insurgent protest, the
house leaders fought valiantly to
have what they could of their rules
revision program, framed primarily
to enable the majority to transact
the business of the house expedi
tiously and In Its own way. While
the debate continued, there was no
attempt to take up legislation.
The senate received a new batch
of bills and resolutions. Inserted
some newspaper clippings In the
Congressional record and then fell
back on the time honored subject of
the tariff as a topic of debate. Sen
ator Walsh of Massachusetts deliv
ered a long speech embodying a
democratic estimate of the repub
lican protective policy.
A plan to tax theatre and roof
garden patrons to provide a fund
that could be used for a soldier bo
nus provided congress Is willing
was proposed by Senator Curtis of
Kansas, while the house ways and
means committee was hearing pleas
for tax reductions on many things
including bonbons and billiard balls.
Another bonus bill was tossed In the
senate finance committee by Senator
Copeland and the committee prompt
ly passed responsibility for all sol
dier legislation to a sub-committee.
The farmers continued their relief
petitions before both senate and
house agricultural committees and
Senator La Follette Introduced a bill
to reduce freight rates on farm pro
ducts and machinery. Another house
committee re-opened the highly ex
plosive Muscle Shoals question, but
accomplished nothing except a disagreement
ntii 7: .T ""avmnhe oniric, tory. where Its duration was recorded
bok on-, """elry trembled M 12 minutes. Its Intensity was estl-
" Hani. c win shocks. "iea at nair mat or last oepiemwi.
",t,ru .? .-.,! .
So tmm,.; ,,,ue 'he stmc- tokio, Jan. 15. Despite Daaiy
T. """"les were reported, I cr,PP'ed telegraphic communication,!
Wands r.t news oi ine interruption oi ran irai-
vin-Vj rldents of Tokio ' flc an the derailment of trains In i
lo M.i. 1 m me streeta wun-u -
otC,T",ln- n" dwtnTfo i,y ,hl """-nlng Is beginning to
ar2LhoiD'- 8 f0, trickle Into official hands here.
nPd7T "t of Tnklo has . ,T artn,lualI,, "IM
t, JT";1 m , n" freight rain at Totsuka, near Yokt;
'l-lT II HKe. IXteal I i , w f T,,n '
L"lr.f,?h'?,?-I All railway lines between Hlratsu-
re, h ,n-". ks and rhlr...lH ..re broken.
"huil,. I Commnnieatlnn between Tokio and
- ai me (Continued on page J.)
(Associated Prs Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. IS. The in
ternal fight of the tariff commission
came out Into the open at the be
ginning today of the public hear
ings on sugar duties.
Three members, Vice Chairman
Culberthson and Commissioners Cos
tlgan and Lewis, charged participa
tion by Commissioner (ilassie in dis
positions of the questions involved.
Commission members expect the
sugar rate question to consume the
remainder of the week with advo
cates of a reduction In the present
duty and those favoring its reten
tion Indicating a readiness to cod
test vigorously every technical as
well as every fundamental point. A
score of attorneys were before the
commission and the members, in ad
dition, had sheaves of data supplied
them by their own experts and sub
mitted by vsrlous Interests Involved.
The commission's study of the su
gar rates arises' from a controversy
which originated more than a year
ago and took form later in a com
plaint submitted by New York sugar
Interests a skin a reduction In the
duty of the full 60 per cent au
thorized under the flexible provisions
of the law. The complainants
sa-ainst the present duties were the.
first to present their esse, In accord-j
ance with the commission s ruies.
4 (Associated Press teased Wire.)
PENDLETON. Qi;.. Jun. 10.
Charles I.. MuMary, I'nlted
States senator from Oregon,
today wired American Legion
post number 23 to the effect
that he Is In favor of adjusted
compeasatlon for veterans of
the world war and that he will
vote for it at the present session
of congress and further that be
will vote for it in the event of 4
a presidential veto. The two
Oregon senators and ltepresen-
tative Sinnott were requested
by the local post of the Legion
to state their attitude toward
Says He Is Pleased With Fine
Relations Existing With
BALDWIN IS THROUGH
ASTOltIA I-OIVfiK ItrilNFI)
NEW FORK WILE
I GET CONVENT
(Axsnotated Press looted Wire.)
ASTOltIA. Ore.. Jan. 15.
Investigation of the fire which
last night caused $10.1100 dam
age to the new IMi.uiiD Masonic
building here developed thut
Kdwln I.aurln, Astoria drug-
gist saw two men running from
the building about half an hour Oj
before the alarm was turned in. C CMn.;A P. - .
There was no rubbish nor wires :3an "WKWCO Kun a Uose
lh the room in which the flames
originated, It was said.
The building was to have
been formally dedicated Sutur-
Second in the Balloting of
J. n. Sparks of Oakland spent sev
eral hours In this city today attend
ing to business matters.
George II. Best, of looking Glass,
spent the day In thk city attending
to business affairs.
Will Sing His Swan Songs as
Result of King's Speech
Today in Which Tariff
IXVF.STHUTK llOXF.It'S DKATU
FINE' BIDS ARE MADE
t A flflnr-lntorf Tra fnl Wlrat
new yokk. Jan. ls.-Distrtct New York Meets Bid Made by
tlnrnAV ttnnfon tnnnv hocrl nw an In. J
San Francisco Big Sum
EXPERTS CONTINUE !
THEIR WORK TODAY
(Associated Press Leased Wire.V
PARIS. Jan. 15. The committee
of experts, of which llrlgadier-Uen-eral
Charles G. Dawes Is chairman,
began this morning, Its task of exam
ining the resources of Germany. The
members met promptly at 10 o'clock
at the unofficial American repara
GeneraliDawes' speech yesterday
has Impressed the French public In
a way that few . public utterances
even from Frenchmen have done In
recent years. ' " ' ' 1
Hut the chorus of praise continues
some reflective don lit as to whether
the opening breeze Unit followed the
chairman's straightforward speech
will prove strong and lasting enough
to overcome some of the obstacles
which the experts will meet.
PARIS, Jan. IS. Dr, Schacht,
president of the relrhshank and Ger
man currency commissioner, had
been Invited by the exnert liiveiUnt
lng commission headed by Charles
G. Dawes to come to Paris Imme
diately, it was announced this af
ternoon. The committee desires to avnll
Itself of Dr. Schai ht's knowledge of
the present currency situation in
Germany and receive his suggestion
as to measures which could be quick
ly applied to Improve the status of
the mark and stabilize it.
BERLIN, Jan. 1 5. Charity, born
of strict impartiality only should
guide the reparations commission
and Its advisory experts when they
undertake their forthcoming Inven
tory of Germany's economic and fi
nancial resources according to Theo
dore Wolff, editor of the Tageblatt.
Taking exception to the exaerated
reports of Isolated but exaggerated
excesses fomented by Germans at
home, and to equally reprehenslve
conduct of restricted classes of na
tionals abroad, the well known Lib
eral editor reminds the entente In
vestigators that "we editors must not
be confused with the race, nor bo
cial ulcers with the nation's condi
tion In Its entirety."
life, have been corrected In
Information also is required as to
the cost of the polar flight.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. The
naval department, would be required
under a resolution Introduced by
Representative Taylor, democrat,
West Virginia, to Inform the house
what scientific values could be asso-
elated bv Viii the proposed flight,
of the dirigible Shenandoah to the'
The resolution asks Information
as to the number of officers and en
listed men who will make the flight;
and whether defects In the French
dirigible niimude snd the American
airship Zll-2. destroyed with loss of j
'As.netnfoil Prss Leased Wire )
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. While
the battle over revision of Its rules
continued on the floor of the hoime
today, another vigorously disputed
subject -disposal of the governments
Muscle Shoals project was taken up
by the military affairs rmmlttee.
The senate meanwhile, with most of
Its work still In the committee stage
of development, had time for almost
WASHINOON. Jsn. 15. Wlh
compromise tax legislation regard
ed as certain as a result of the de
rision of the house yesterday In Its;
consideration of rales revision to j
eliminate the restriction on amend-1
ments to revenue bills, the ways and
moans committee today heard sever-:
al representatives of business firms ,
seeking changes in .the revenue'
Elimination of the restriction rule
was described by Chairman Green '
of the committee as endangering all
tax legislation, and opening the way
to endless debate on the tax hill and
the Introduction nf such a largejnm-l
ber of amendments ss to make Its
consideration so "chaotic that there
would be little or no probability of
(Assorlnted Press leased Wtrfc.)
LONDON, Jan. 15. The King's
speech from the throne, which was
read by King George at the formal
opening of parliament In the house
of lords this noon, referred to the
recent rejection of protection by the
country and Indicated that the gov
ernment had abandoned such a pol
icy. Ihe sptech said that the question
of the extension of imperial prefer
ence, discussed at the recent imper
ial conference, would be submitted
to Ihe new parliament
The government and the domin
ions. It asserted, have been anxious
to remove all difficulties In regard
to the Illicit Importation of liquor
into the United fjtates, and It Is
pointed out that an agreement be
tween the two countries on this Is
sue was about to -be concluded, a
fact which should further strength
en the happy relations between
Great llrltain and America.
The text of the speech follows:
"My lords and members of com
mons: "My relations with foreign pow
ers continue to be friendly. I am
glad to be able to record definite
progress In the solution of questions
which hitherto have blocked the
pathway of mutual understanding
and retarded the recovery of the
"The reparation commission has
set up two committees, on which ex
perts from the Fulled Slntes of
America will co-operate with others
from Great Hrltnln. France, Italy
anil llelglum In examining the very
serious financial questions Involved
In the position of Germany.
"A bill will be Introduced giving
an effect to the Lausanne treaty
with Turkey. As soon as it is passed,
the treaty will be ratified and a
new era of peaceful relations with
Turkey will open.
"My ministers. In common with
the dominion representatives, have
been anxious to remove the diffi
culty with regard to the Illicit Im
portation of liquor into the United
Slntes nnd ha've made proposals for
sn nvreement which Is on the eve
of conclusion and which should fur- j
ther strengthen the happy relations
prevailing between the two coun
tries and peoples.
"It will continue to he my object
to support by every means In my
power the steady growth In Influ
ence of the lengite of nations.
'The recent series of murders on
the northwest frontier of India by
criminals who sought refuge in Af
ghnnty, or who are Afghnnty sub
jects caused me much concern. My
government made vigorous repre
sentations to his Majesty, the Amir,
and Infinitely trust that these per
sons will be punished and that more
satisfactory relations on the frontier
will ho established at a very early
"The recent imperial conferences
mark very definite progress In Imper
ial co-operation. .More particularly
waa It found possible, without de. ,
parture from the existing fiscal sys
tem In this rountrv, to meet the
wishes of the dominions by a snh-j
slnntlnl extension of tho people of Ihei
Imperial preference established by
the conferences of 1 1 I 7 and In force
since 1919. Proposals to give ef
fect to the conclusions nf both con
ferences will be submitted to you.
'T welcome the opportunity that
will be afforded by the llrltlsh Um
pire exhibition to Increase the knowl
edir nf the varied resources of my
empire and to stimulate Intnr-lm-perlal
( A.oHsf.-d Press 1-a.rS Wire
LONDON. .Ian. 15 The much
mooted question of how the Baldwin
government. In view of its over-j
whelming defeat In the recent elec-1
tion on the protective ismie, would
Needed sto Stage
(Associated Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.
Late this afternoon the demo-
Attorney Hnnton today begins an In-!
vestlgatlon into the death of Frank-
le Jerome, bantamweight boxer, from
Injuries suffered during a bout with
liud Taylor of Terre Haute, Indiana,
at Madison Square Garden Friday
An autopsy by medlral examlnor
Norrls yesterday revealed -1 that a
blood vessel In Jerome's Mad had
been ruptured by a blow on the right I
temple. He collapsed after the
ll. nwtA AtA a 1.... - ......
ham. mm uieu auuu.j uikiii u ivw I -
hours after an operation to relieve, cratlC Committee Voted to
a cerebral hemorrhage. , hold the national convention
Taylor was summoned by District ; kt r L. TT. 1M VI
Attorney to appear at his office today ,n l,ew 1 orK- 1 ne ne IOrK
for the investigation. offer was accepted after a
.oJl?r"' .h" ."f ..ill heated debate between the
the case may revive agitation for
antt-boxing legislation In New York
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. "Ilud"
I Tuylor, Terre Haute, Ind., bantam
weight boxer, today was exonerated
of any blame In connection with the
death of Frankle Jerome, Bronx pug
ilist, who died Sunday night follow
ing the effects of his knockout by
Taylor at Madison Square Garden
two days previously.
SUGAR PRICE RISES.
T Assoelnted Presn lrf.fii.eil Wire.)
SAN FRANCIS! 'O, Jan. 15. The
California Hawaiian and Western
Sugar Refining companies announced
today a raise Af 25 cents in the price
of refined cane sugar to $8.70 a hun
dred pounds, effective tomorrow.
Ileet refined is ulso raised 25 cents
representative of San Fran
cisco and New York. Both
cities made excellent bids for
the convention but on account
of the geographical location
of New York it was favored
by the delegate.
INDIAN WOMAN IS DEAD -
( Associated Press teased Wire.)
KLAMATH FALLS, Jan. 15. Pneu
monia, starting after partial strangu
lation from smoke, caused the death
here yesterday of Nellie Moody, In
dian, 82. She heated two plowshares
and lined them as bed-warmers. They
Ignited the clothing and she was near
ly overcome by smoke when rescued.
(Associated Press Leased Wipe.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. New
York and San Francisco apparently
took the lead in the contest for the
1924 democratic convention as the
party's national committee convened
today to select the city. There was
a showdown of offers from New
York, San Francisco, Chicago and
St. Louis prior to the convening of
Representatives of the four con
tenders appeared before a sub-committee
consisting of Clark Howell
of Georgia; Charles A. Greathouse
of Indiana, and Miss Mary Archer of
received definite financial proposals
from each of the contestants and pre
pared a report for the full commit
tee. Party leaders said the bids from
New York and San Francisco ap
peared lo meet with the (greatest fa
vor and the race was said to be nar
rowing to those two cities, unless
Chicago and St. Louis came across
with better offers. San Francisco
offered $200,000 cash and free use
of the auditorium, while the New
York offer was $150,000 and free
use of Madison Square Garden, deco
rated and equipped. The Chicago
offer was $125,000 and St. Louis
trailed with an offer of $100,000
and free use of the auditorium where
the 1916 democratic convention was
The national committee was also
confronted with a partial reorganiz
ation of its staff. Wilbur Marsh or
Iowa, national treasurer, announced
thnt he would resign because of his
inability to be In Washington dur
ing the campaign. Mr. Greathouse, -who
Is the Indiana committeeman,
was said to be slated for election as
treasurer, or as national secretary,
to succeed Edward Hoffman, of In
diana, who resigned sometime ago.
After thn committee's business
session today, it will visit the home
of Former President Wilson, whii Is
said to be anxious to receive the
committee members formally.
All of the bidders for the conven
tion gave assurances of reasonable
hotel rates. New York's representa
tives said there would be no In
crease In current rates, while St.
Lculs promised an average- of $4
a day for rooms.
San Francisco and Chicago made
blanket promises against excessive
San Francisco's offer of a $200.
000 purse, it was said, would he met
hy a similar bid by New York. The
New York delegation waa counting
upon the support of Chicago which
along with, St. Louis seemed to be
out of the contest.
As thn arguments over choice of
a city drew to a close, the New
York delegation raised Its bid to
- - $25'..onn. including both tho amount
LONDON. Jan. I5.--Th psrlia- i that would be spent for convention fa
menlnry labor party today decided , cilliies and the amount that would be
to bring up the question rf confl- contributed to the democratic treas
denre In 'he Baldwin ifoverninent ; ury. San Francisco countered with a
for decision during the debate on the I statement thnt the San Francisco of
reply to the speech irotn the throne. I (Continued on Page 3.)
handle that subject In the King's
speech at the opening of the new
parliament, was settled today when
the monarch, reading his minister's
pronouncement, candidly referred to
the country's rejection of the tariff
proposals and Indicated thulr aban
donment by the government.
Mr. Baldwin thus faces the situ
ation squarely In what is generally
regarded as his swan song, as the
nolltlenl experts see nothing hut de
feat for him In the forthcoming vote
But on an analysis this swan song
proved, In thn opinion of expert
observers, to be a shrewd and clever
effort to spike as fnr as possible the
guns of labor, whch expected to as
sume power soon. A largo part of
the speech was devoted to a dis
cussion of bills which tho Baldwin
government would submit, benefit of
the working classes, wore It permit
ted to remnln In power.
The speech furnished one of the
most extensive lists of proposed
measures, favorable to labor that
was over placed In a King's message,
In fnct the labor parly Itself could
hardly have Issued a more striking
The plans cited Include propos
als for the betterment of Industrial
conditions, provision for the much
needed houses for workers, amelior
ation of unemployment, and the re
adjustment of old age pensions.
It was not that the conservatives
felt such a program would defer the
dnv of the government's downfall but
lhat It would put them In ihe posi
tion of saying Inter. ' The conserva
tives would have given the people
all that labor now proposes."
Mr. Baldwin, say the experts, was
undoubtedly looking ahead to the
next election when h framed Ihe