The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 23, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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Fair, cooler cst portion; mod
erate westerly winilK.
mxtv-fightii o. 2.1
Host . Serious Engagement
Taken Part in by American
Troopt-Gcrmans Bombard
With Gat Shells
Encounter Occur in Renner-
ed Wood Advance Care-
fulljr Planned by Enemy
When an entire Gorman regiment,
reinforced by srbrm troop attacked
th secto? held- by American troops
near Sslcvheprey, General Pershing's
men fought the most serious engage
ment they have n yet experienced.
The attack was made by a consid-
erable force . and indications show
t. f ... . ..
in 1. imporuDi preparations were
naae jor It. I nusual precaution
were Immediately taken along thj
wnoie sectlor of the front as soon as
tae German Intention was known.
- An extremely heavy hostile bom
bardment jUh poison gas shells op-
eaed during the course of the night
and Usted until 5 o'clock , la ahu
doming, ai mat hour tne enemy
Infantry dashed forward. preceded l y
storm troops which had been brought
to the scene especially for the attack,
strtr preliminary training on ground
similar to the sector held by the
American troops.
' Events along the battle line In
France and Befziiim tetn to be
shaping themselves for a resumption
ef the great Certman offensive.
Since the savage attack . on the
American forces at Selcheprey on
Saturday there has been no fighting
of aa evjraordloary, nature along the
front, but there have been Indica
tions that the Teutons are almost
ready to Tesume the sledgehammer
blows they have been aiming at the
tilled crmles.. .
Unless recent operations have been
leinis. it is probable, that the com
ing week will witness two great
taming movement hyT.he .Germans.
One probably will, pivot on the vil
lage of Robecq. northwest of Betb
une. on the southern side of the sal
ient driven Into the allied lines back
ei Armentieres. s The other Is ex-
.pected to develop at or near MesnJl.
sorth of Albert, on the north side of
W Somme salient.
The purpose of these movements
illrbo to rut deep into the allied
Iln'r. on each side of the promon
lory that' projects, out into German
held territory and terminates on the
eld Arraa-Ienn front. The Germans
have attempted two great frontal at
tacks on the defenses 'of Lens; and
Arras but they have been repulsed
lth terrible looses to the attackers.
These losses were Inflicted upon the
enemy befor.e br reached the. strong
er allied position In that set-tor and
since the sern. defeat at Kestubert
and Givenchythe Germans have not
esred to take no the tank of driving
the Canadians ffom their position
along Vlrnv ridge and on each end of
that great natural bulwark before
IJne Am Fiitertil.
The assault was over a line 2000
Hrds In length and at several places'
the enemy succeeded In entering the!
merlean linen. They even entered;
sird occupied Selrherrey, where the
Americans holding, that position of
fered the moat stubborn defense.
Without a moment's delay, after
their retirement at Kekheprey, the
AmertfTos oreanixed. with the
ettrh. a counter-attack which was
rried out , brllllantlv. driving the
crmans out of the village and tk
Ir' a' 'number of prisoners. .The
'shtlng did not cease until late In
Ihe afternoon.
The severest encounter occurred
the Renm-res mood, where the
'Wmans had taken a firm hold at
wn notwithstanding the most
trennoun defense by small bodies
f Americans stationed there. The
JrmtM nrt American troops joined
1 the counter-attack on this section
cf the line, eventually succeeding In
siting the enemy. The amalgamat
ed tronns worked In closest co-oper-
stiog and by the end of the day were
to secure a complete victory and
'w their line as they were be-
r the en rnint in this vlcln
l'y many prisoners fell Into the hands
the allies while the barbed wire
B1 she.ptted ground was covered
German corpses. ,
HWt in Hdlt V'mf M.
The attack on the Americans at
PPars tcf hav tern carefully plan-r-r
In have ben a erefully plan
Jf4 operaticn which had ts Its o
'"'t the pkrclng of the American
'"s, or perhjipa the splitting of th
Amcrl:a and French forces. whl:h
r holding adjacent positions there.
Andrew I ton up f.uar i a nrfrl lor of
j! UritUh exchequer, has Introduced
! Psrllament the budget bill for the
f ""in year. Great Hrltain's expend-J
-two ior the period covered by tne
aiure are estimated at about $H.-
Styrniy Weather EndsBrit
ish Air Men Drop Explo
sives on Railroad Depot
LONDON, April 22, The official
statement deallngwltb the aerial op
erations, lued by the war office to
night, reads:
"After a long . spell of stormy
weather which greatly hampered
aerial work, the sky cleared on Sun
day and our airplanes were abla to
remain In the air from 'dawn until
dark. Bombing raid were carried
a incesantly along the whole frnt.
uver 23 tons of bombs were dropped
Oft the Thou roil t railway atatlnn.
Menln, Armentieres and various oth
er targets.
"Thousand of rounds of machine
gun ammunition were fired by our
low-flying machines. Enemv ma
chines were seen In large numbers
but were not aggressive. Kleven Ger-
man machines were downed In air
fighting and six driven down out of
control, A hostile observation ha!
loon also was destroyed. - Anti-air
craft fire accounted for two other
hostile airplanes. Five of our ma
chines are missing.
The pilot of one of the hostile
machines brought down wan th well
known German airman and fighter.
Baron von Itlchthofen. who claimed
to have destroyed 80 allied machines.
Ills body was burled today with full
military honors. , "
,, "On. Sunday night, our night fly
ing machines again bombed Armen
tieres. rtapaume, the Chaulnes rail
way station and Peronne, dropping a
total of nine and a half tons of
bombs. All the machinea returned
safely." ,
Maximums for May Purchases
of Government Announced
by All Branches
Allies and United States to Do
Business From One Bur-
eau in Chicago
WASHINGTON. April 22. Maxi
mum prlres to be allowed In May on
purchases of beef for America's fight
ing forces and the allies, were an
nounced tonight by the army, navy
ofcd marine corps;. While the gov
ernment controls beef prices only to
tho extent of saying what It will pay,
the purchases under government di
rection are so enormous that the
maximum figures now fixed ar ex
pected to go far toward stabilizing
prices to the domestic consumer.
The plan, is to continue allotting
sovernment and allied contracts
among the poekers at prices baaed
upon prevailing livestock mtrkett.
,-hovlded they are not ! bUhtr than
the stated maximum. OnJth,,olh
bant. If there should be a drop in tn
market apd no rtrwrowi
has been reached in the antlme.
the federal trade commission will
railed ascertain eou up
vhlch to bane now maximum govern-
man nrlres.
Consolidation of all meat PrJ;
for thft government and the all j
,n a single ChraKO also
was annomcvu
i' t. Itov of the
commissioned .A'Sg of th
e,ter corps to take charge or ui-
termaster corps
be assisted by Gor-
..... if. win
oince. i" i ennnec-
don Hately or
tion wltn u--- j ment of
vol low In- if the
the lef prices: m.rlne
Th. .fmv navy and the marine
upon the i c,,,;. V fcr (unln'
lotted , nmong tut' price.
600 pounn.
pVd, Voumrlcitt trim
tfor expo"
eftn n TOO oounds. I24.RO.
noses. Will nav, v r .-, nd
"r "'"J "a Won. they win
trices are noi Srr. - - ,
prices re - - lh ' 0vernton'.
..a MitAiTi
ln 7r W the domestic
Measure Proposed Turning
Disloyalty and Espionage
Cases Over to Military
Proposed Legislation Branded
as Unnecessary and Un
constitutional .
WASHINGTON, Apr'l , 22. What
promiaed to be a sensational fight In
congrens over the proposal to turn
disloyalty and espionage cases over
to military courts mart Ul, was nipped
in the bud today by President lison
Champions of the plan abandoned It
for the present, at least, when Sen
ator Overman of North. Carolina,
chairman of the judiciary committee,
niado public a letter from the presi
dent declaring unaltoxab;e opposition
to the Chamberlain couitmarltal bill
as both unnecessary And unconsti
Senator Chamberlain of. Oregon.
author of the measure, announced
later that in view of the president's
attitude he would not prcms the bill
and that further bearings on It by
the military . committee would be
postponed indefinitely.
lit fore the letter reached Senator
Overman, Senator Diandegee of Con
necticut. Republican, had brought
the subject before the senate with
resolution Instructing the judiciary
committee to give a formal opinion
upon the legality of the bill which he
denounced as. conconstltutional and
containing "heinous" proposals. The
Connecticut senator declared his in
tention of calling the resolution up
for a vote tomorrow and If he does
there probably will be a ;:vell di
cuffMon in spite of the fact that eon-
greaaional leaders generally consider
the Chamberlain bill dead.
ftregory Aim Write.
Another feature of the day's de
velopment, was the-publication of
letter from Attorney General Greg'
orr to Representative Gordon of
Ohio, it-pudiating the action of form
er Attorney General Charles Warren
of Roston, who drafted the Chamber
lin bill and urged Its passage. Mr
Gregory said Mr. Waxren acted with
out his knowledge and that if he had
known anything about the bill he
would not have permitted to to go to
congress from his department. Mr.
WaiTen resigned last week soon after
the) attorney general heard about his
activities in connection with the pro
posed legislation. ,
Witnesses before the senate mili
tary committee Including representa
tive of various branche of tne gov
eminent have urged transfer of trials
of gpies and disloyalists from the civ
il to the military courts as the only
effective means of dealing with the
menace and preventing a wave of
mob violence.
President Wilson's letter was writ
ten In response to one from Senator
Overman asking his opinion on the
Chamberlain bill.
Investment Issues Make Little
ProgressBusiness Mod
erately Large
XKW YORK. April 22. Koj'ip-
nients and specialties wnicn wrn
their momentum 1n large part from
th war demands were the active
and strong fAtures of today's stock
market, investlment issues making
little or no" progress,
Half a score of stocks Including
Ilaldwln Ioeomtlve, Crucible fitrU
Uethlehem Steel and Great Northern
n.. fnntribnted overwhelmingly to
V '. -
the moderately large business.
foiled States Steel again over
topped the list In point of activity
but was under Intermittent pres
reactlne a full point In the
last hour.
Italia were sluggish and mostly
6wer. the only Exception blng
Heading. Sales amounted to D50,00
Time money was In stualler supply
at reent fjuotatlons but rail loans
hardened presumably In consequence
of last'week's rontrac:tlon of reserves
In the bank statement.
ftnatines in i bonds were mainly
limited to the Liberty Issues which
were variable. Virginia deferred i s
lost 10 i-4 point on the supremo
court decision.. Total sales of bond.
par value, aggregated $5,3.
United State bonds, old Issues, un
Movie Desperado to
Do Hold-up Act for
. Liberty Loan Drive
"Illg mil" liart, famous bad
man of the movies, may be seen
in action today In the real flesh
and-blood at the Southern Pa
cific at 5:42 this evening, when
he will glre a short speech
from the rear platform of the
Shasta Limited. He Is making
a tour or the west in the inter
est of the liberty loan and
spent yesterday In Portland,
where he made addresses t
the Commercial club, hlgi
schools and auditorium. ;
As Mr. Hart is familiar to!
thousands of movie fans here,
a big crowd Is exported out
greet the desperado of the
screen. It was not learned un
til late last night that he
would be able to atop in.Saletu.
Bonar Law. tx plains now
m . i r
Country Can Be Self-Supporting
Despite Loans
Defects in Present System of
Securing Money From U.
S. Pointed Out
LONDON", April 22. Andrew Hon
ar Law, chancellor of the exchequer
In introducing the budget, in the
bouse or commons today said it was
tho largest In the history of the
world. . , ,
Ills expectations as to the assist
ance alien to the entente allle by
the 1'nlted SUtes had Wen fulfilled
Notwithstanding this assistance, the
British' loans to the allle in the last
year were .0".f00.000. The United
States had advanced to all the. allies
"It is only necessary for us: said
the chancellor, "to lean on the Unit
erf states to the amount the other
allies ilean on us. In other words
we are self-sepportlng."
He had been In communication
with Secretary McAdoo on the sub-i
Ject of these eomplleated loan trans
actions, and with Mr. Crosby, head
of the financial mission to Kurope,
who on the point of returning to
WashTngton to consult l govern--ment.
. .
"I have made certain suggestions
regarding advancea to. the allies,"
continued the chancellor, "which. If
adopted, will lessen our burden con
siderably' wlJhout In any way In
creasing the total obligation to the
I ntted States.
Giving the figures of the revenue
for the last fiscal year, which amount
to 7o7.234.r... a large Increase
ove- the preceding year, he said that
this was very gratifying but that
re.-il test of the position would come
when Hrltaln ceased to rely upon
The chancellor expressed tne gov
ernment's sjpreclation of the hearty
co-operation on the part of the Ca
nadian government in assisting to fi
ns n re the war. He considered It pos
sible Unit the alteration of tne ar
rangement with the United States In
he method of making advances
would reiilt In loans, to me allies
olng reduced to 300,010.000 and
l the dominions :.." ."'to. ii
pointed out ho- small the advances
to the dominions nao: reen a i in
tho war. showing how great was trie
desire ' ot only In Canada, but m
the other dominions to carry on the
war mil of their own expenditures
The additional taxation propoen,
said the chancellor, would in ine
full year be equivalent to nr, per cent
f tt.e" ante-bellum revenue rrom ias
atlon. The financial lest or me
country after three years of war was
greater than any one eouia imagine
Bnt aa ama na testimony to mc
financial stsbillty of the nation.
Pennsylvania Tonne I
mm ' m m ft
I o nave Lommon usage
WASHINGTON. April 22. Tn line
with its i,nlirv of common use of ter
minal facilities, the tallroad adminis
tration ordered today that beginning
next Sunday Haltimore unio trains
run into the Pennsylvania stsiion ai
New York through the Pennsylvania
Tennessee fllooJflngs
Megro lor Shooting
LEXINGTON, Tenn.. April 22.
fWrry Noyea. th nesro who shot and
killed Sheriff W. H McUride near
if. la at Saturday was banged in
the court house yard today by a mob
The sheriff sought to rrcst Noyes
for violating the stato prohibition
OmperS "OppOSeS Resolution
for Protest Against Alleged
Persecutioi of Principal in
San Francisco Bombing
Seattle Labor Council Not in
Sympathy Speaking Tour
Called Off
WASHINGTON, April , 2 2. An
nouncement in the senate today by
Senator Polndexter, of Wash., that
Seattle labor leader were proposing
a general strike in protest against
the alleged persecution of Thomas J.
Mooney and other convicted of
bomb plotting at San Franc'sco. re
sulted tonight In a statement by Sam
uel Gompers. president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, declaring
any attempt to Incite such a strike
would be in violation of union laws
and repugnant to the rights and In
terests of worketa themselves, and
would react against .Mooney.
Men IJellcve In Justice.
8KATTLK, April 22. Comment
Ing on the assertion of'Hamuel Com
pers, president of teh American Fed
eratlon of Labor, that any attempt
by Seattle labor leaders to Incite a
general strike as a protest against
the alleged persecution of Thomas J.
Mooney would be a violation of union
laws and repugnant to the rights and
Interests of workers. Jame A. Don-
can, seretary of the Seattle -central
labor council, tonight made the fol
lowing statement to The Associated
"There will be no violation - of
union lawa. There never ha been
nor will there by any attemp by so-
called labor leader to Incite a slrlke
All action thus far taken has beeV by
overwhelming popular sentiment on
the part of the rank and file.
What were yeaterday known aa
leader are today practically . the
brakes of the workers aa a mass, and
Tn consequence the attitude of the
so-called leaders alwaya will be along
as conservative lines Is Is consistent
in establishing justice where Injustice
Mr. Duncan said that none of the
officials of the central labor council
openly supported the resolution eal-
llnir for a strike. He saaa mai wnco
the resolution resolution waa adopt
ed a month ago. It was understood
that the measure called for a general!
trlke on May 1. lUlS.'to conUnuei
until Mooney waa freed, but that the
working of the resolution was ambig
uous, and that since then tne senti
ment of the workers had cnangea
until the maiorltr seemed now to
avor a strike lasting but one day.
Mrs. Rena Mooney, wire or Tnomas,
J. Mooney, will not speak here nexi
MimHav as had been Dlanneo. a com
mittee from the labor council which
wa maklna- arrangements Tor her
mnooiied meeting, being advlseq tnai
she bad cancelled ner speaamg rn-
gageruents In the northwest.
TMIOKNIJC. Arlx.. April 22. The iv hoard of the Arizona State
Federation of I.abor twuy utibhi-
aiiiIv arfonted a resolution calling
imnn-all workers to go oa. strike for
2 4 hours on iay i as a iirui"
atalnst the execution of Thomas J
Mooney of San Francisco, condemn
ed to death in t aiiiornj ior i-in
tLflnatlnn in fhe bomb outrage dur
a nrenaredness Faraae mere,
fter being iniormea or me mnu
i. kn kv Samuel Gompers. pres!
dent of the American Federation of
.abor. concerning the proposea pro
test-strike. Thomas J. Croaff, presi
dent of the Arizona Federation
Ihor. said.
I don't wish to start any argu
ment between Mr. Gomp-rs and my
self. I can only say that the An
soni Federation of Labor has acted
In teh matter of the proposed strike
Msv 1. We have wired rresiqent
Wilson nd Mr. Gompers. advising
them of the action of the Arizona Fed
eratlon of Labor. We hae received
no answer.
Commission Apprdves
Willard-Falton Fight
ST. VAvL April 22. The Minne
sota boxing commission, after con
ference) with Promoter J. C. Miller
lodty, voted unanimously to approve
the proposed Willard-r uiton, rigni at
St. Paul on July 4. ,
The commission and f!r!HKl Millar
reached an agreement f whereby
Willard and Fulton will receive their
share of the fight receipts In liberty
bonds. Colonel Miller agreed to
give 12fi per cent of the gross Te
telots to the Red. Cross, or the gov
ernment recreation fund, and to do
nate 23 per cent of all money re
reived from the fight pictures to the
war recreation fund.
Mount San Jacinto Has New
Appearance After Yester
day's Tremblers
're believe that since yesterdsy'a
Aree tweaks of Mount San Jacinto
nss reen changed, r ortoeriy. tney
declare, the central and northerly
peaks were the hither, while now
the southern peak Is higher. Casual
observation appears to eonflrm this
belief. Old residents dug la hastily
rescued trunks today for photo
graphs of the mountain made years
ago to compare them with pictures
taken today. In an effort to establish
the trnth of the theory. There Is a
perceptible variation In the height
nf Ika annw Una nn (h thro Tutaks
since the shock a.
A Tew or ttie oraver residents
moved their beds back
Into their
houses tonlrht.
LOS ANGKLK3. April 22. Nine
earthquake shocks, severe In Inten
sity, which began yesterds.y at 2:32
p. . tn. and extended over thirty
hours, tonight appeared to have com
pleted their work of destruction with
a toll of two lives and property dam
age roughly estimated at half a toll
lion dollars. Thirty hours of anxi
ous waiting brought no further new
of damage In Southern California.
whl h suffered most, or Western Ari-
tona, and Utah, sllghtlv arreeied. -.
Hemet and San Jacinto, twin
towns of the broad valler between
the San. Jacinto and Saata. -Ana
ranges, were found to have been half
wrecked In their business ss-etlons
and to have had their 400 odd homes
jolted and jarred, a score Into rwlaa.
I'late glass valued at thousands
here, railroad water tanks at several
points, building fronts at Banning
and elsewhere. Irrigation reservoirs
and canals and eonntlss chimneys
suffered from the shock. .
No Instructor to Receive More
Than Ten-Dollar Monthly
Salem School Girls Not Ex
travagant in Tastes. Find
ings Show
The heaviest bit of wotk com In t-
before the echo! board last night was
the adjustment of the salary sched
ule for the coming year. It was helJ
ly some members that a horizontal
rise all along the line would work aa
Injustice to teachera In th-lower
grades, where tho advance was most
needed, whle in some cases Instruct
ors with the larger salaries might
secure 4 double advance through pro
motion to higher positions. The
schedule at finally passed contained
the provisco that no teacher or prin
cipal should reevlve an advance of
more than f 10 a month over the sal
ary of the present year. The final
arrangement was as follow:
Teirbers in the elementary grades
I to 6, first year, $80; second year,
$sr; third year. t0.
Junior high school grades ? to 9,
first year $0; second year
third year $100.
Senior high school, first year
$100; aero&d year $103; third year
Principals of elementary schools.
first year $100; second year $105;
third year $110 .
'Junior high schools, enrollment
of more than 2 SO, first ear $1 IS;
second year $120; third year $125.
Enrollment of less than 2-0, first
year $11": second year $115: third
year $120.
Supervisors of special subject In
elementary grade and junior high
school, first year $100; second year
$lor,: third year $110.
Heads of departments, senior high
school, first year $11$: second year
$120; third ar $123.
Heads of seclal departments, man
tisl training and commerce, first year
$140; second year $10; third year
Hrros Not Ksaravagattt.
The committee: placed In eharg
of dealing. with the matter. of drest
la the upper grades reported that a
questionnaire had been Instituted in
the various schools and the fart was
brought to light tbatlrarre were vetg
few rases of extravagant or unsuU
able dressing among the girt and It
waa derided that It waa not advlsa
ble to undertake to deal with the
cuestlon through arbitrary rule, bu
rather to persuade the students to
inter Into, any measure of reform
voluntary and In good spirit..
Wholes Year Term Not Favored.
Reoort from Principal Nelsen
(Coatlnued on pas S)
Rapid Action Taken by Cirf
louneii ior suppression 01
"Russcllite" Seditious Lit
Commercial Club Cones in for
Mild Rebuke by Alder
man Elliott
When the city council convened
last night no ordinance was la exist
ence making It possible to svpprtss
he dltUibatloa or circulation oX se
ditious or disloyal literature.. Hef ore
the council adjourned an. ordinance
had been drafted read three time
and enacted Into a eity law.-. And tt.
Is aa ordinance with a punch Ja tta
providing . penalties.- aufflclently
heavv to discourse an further dis
tribution of unpatriotic literature la
Salem. . . . . 1
The rapid action of the coenell
came a a result of elandesUaa dis
tribution or. "Kingdom Newt! a bo at
the residence districts some .time
Sunday night by representative of
Wm InlarKllAKil Ttlht. enfaa il.
soclatloa. purporting to, Inform. th
public why "The Finished Mystery
was suppressed- Aldtrmaa . Elliott .
brought a copy of the paper to the
meeting and made tho motion which 1
resulted la th ordinance., ,..t
Th ordinance make it unlawful
for any person to sell give away or.
otherwise distribute any llteratnro
"which tends to hamper r discour
age enlistment, registration fontht
United State army draft, or which
la reasonably likely to hamper the
United State government fa any of
Ha war work or war enterprise. AH "
nth book, pamphlets. hand - bills.
P per a and literature are hereby de
clared to be a public nuisance.;
. Punishment Is Provided. .
Punishment provided In the law I -fine
of not lea thaa $ or tssere
than $ 1 00. er . by impriseaaeat' la
the cltr . lall not leaa thaa ten or:
more, than twenty days, or by, both
fine 'and Imprisonment. When any
or the literature Is seised It 1 mad
the duty of tho city records r to con
duct a hearing, and If tho llteratr.
Is found to be such aa is prohibited
by the ordinance, the recorder I to
order It Immediate destruction.
Another Important actloa of th
council last night was to nstrflct
City Attorney Macy to collaborate
with William P. Lord tn aa appeal
or the litigation with th Salem. Wa
ter. Light ft Power company front
the federal -district-coart -to th .
United SUtes district court of sp
ratea In Salem, the publle . aerrlca
commission lowered th rate far.
user la Salem but elevated the hy
drant rates for th .city. Th city
refused to pay. The company took
the , case Into the federal roart and
a decree la March favored th plain
tiff company.
T)iaea Ordinance Introduced.
First and second reading waa giv
en last night to aa ordinance result- .
leg from the recent action of tn.
state emergency board providing;
money for the transportation to-
central station In Portland aad .tHx-
antlne or women affected with so
cial disease. Similar action I ba
ng taken In other towna of tbe"tat
of $500 or more population, Tsa
bill was referred to tho coromltteo
on ordinances.
The United States proposes to
force a physical coanectloa of ue
tracks of the Southern ParlfWr cobs-
pany and th Oregon ETectrle com-.
pany at North Front and D street.
and because of th policy or tn
Southern Pacific to refuse all such
connection the army anthoritlo
have takea the Issue 'ap with Waa a-
legton authorities. The conaeetien-
Is wanted for greater convenience in
shipping government contract gooda
from the plant or the Salem King
Products company. Quartermaster
department offlctals last night peti
tioned tho eounsU to rescind temp- ,
arlly a prohibition against the spot-
Ing of rara 00 the street at mat.
point so that the loading ovt of the
aenruraiea riw cunfc
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facilitated. ... - . ! -
CrmwMrrlal flab Hit,, .
In the course of an argument rela
tive to tho city's shar la paying for'
the llghttng of the new Willamette
river bridge. Alderman ElHeU too a
a 'punch at th Saleror Commercial
club. It appear that the club Is
urging the city to Aurry rraege-
mceto whereby tt Is to par salt tne.
eipeos. amounting to $15 a month.
. VTh commercial. clubi said Mr.
KlUott. Ms the greatest little passor
oacf things yo evr saw. It alo
can do the loudest hollering when It
cornea to making np th cHy budget,
Alderman Wleat aubmlUed a reso
lutloa that th city attoraey aw ath
orlzed to enter Into an agreeaent
with tho coanty court whrhr
city would py It half of th xpa
of tnalatalalng tho light. Th reso-
(Contiitued oa PM
law. . . . ... ,
(Continued oa rgo 3.)