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SIXTY-KICillTII YKAK XO. 47
SALEM, OllKGOX, TUESDAY JlOUNl.NCJ, )LY 31, 198
riucu rivn exxrs
. TAKES PLACE
Mayor Keyes and Alderman
Wiest Clash on Resolution
Asking Probe Into Local
i Gas Rates
MEASURE IS ALTERED
T THROUGH AMENDMENT
Hamilton Finds Trip to Port
land Necessary Before Or
' dering Generator v
After a lively tilt in the city coun
cil session last night betwee.n Mayor
-I - . . .1 A li'l .
lotion was adopted asking the public I
service commission to investigate
rates of the salem Gas company and
to adjust them according to its find
ings. The resolution was introduced
at the previous meetingot the coun
cil and' was altered last" night by an
amendment offered by Mayor Keyes
eking the commission if it finds the
rates too high, to order tLern reduced."
Because of this change WYM. Hamil-
- ton, Willamette valley manager of
the Portland Railway, Ugjit Jb Power
company, will go to Portland early to
day to confer with President Grif
fith relative to whether the company
.. shall order a new gas generator prior
to action by the commission. The
company's petition to the commission
for an increase in rates was filed sev
eral days ago. Had the resolution
passed in its original iorm, asking
the commission to Increase the rates
if found too low to pay the company
sufficient returns, the generator
would have been ordered immediate
Alderman Ward first snoke brief
ly arainst the resolution. Wiest fol
lowed with a lengthy talk in its de-i
H exolained that after the
conoratnr had been ordered a month!
would be required to manufacture it
in the east, two weeks to ship it to
Salem, two weeks to set it up while
three weeks would be necessary to
get It Into condition for the making
. of gas. ' v
Says' It I Patriotic Duty.
This, Mr. Wiest explaned. would
bring the time well into August be
fore the present gas handicap can be
relieved, while If the resolution wers
not passed greater detey would be
caused for the reason that the com
mission cannot give a hearing for
thirty days or more. .
After Manager Hamilton had spok
en In defense of the resolution Mayor
Keyes took the floor and reported on
his investigation of condition, at Yak
; -I found, tald the mayor, "that
rates there were raised as Mr. Hamil
ton says. But the.Yaklma council
did noti nass anr resolution. The
question" was referred to the council
by the gas company and the council
adopted a resolution asking thatthe
rate be-reduced. The Yakima com
pany followed the law. If we pass
this resolution the rate will be raised
whether It ought to be or not. It
we give the commission the impres
sion that we have investigated they
will not use the care they would other
wfee. We should refer the whole
matter to the city attorney and send
him to the hearing to represent the
i best interests of the city. If ther pas
compariy holds up this matter be
caus we do not pass a resolution
ayhlch la nut nf nur IllrfsdiCtloH. I
want to say the company is small
The mayor then, offered an amend
ment to refer the whole matter to
the city attorney. ' Wiest replied and
accounted for the Yakima condition
by calling attention to the lower cost
of coal and the larger number of pat
rons there. He spoke against the
"I didn't do like Alderman Wiest.
said the mayor, rising a second time.
"I didn't buttonhole every member
of the council on this question. If
I have anything to say I say it out
In open council." The amendment
lost and the mayor offered his second
amendment which carried. Wiest Tot
ing aye. In Its amended form the
resolution was unanimously adopted.
(anvasMng Ibmnl Ileports.
The city election canvassing board
reftfrted anil a nroclamation of the
mayor declared the election of the
foUovins-officials without further
contest in the general election next
Myor, C. E. Albin; city recorder.
Earl! Race; city treasurer, C. O. Rice;
Mdeimen first ward. It. W. Slmeral
tone term-. T J. Smith shoit term;
aldetmen second ward, F. I Liter
long) term. H. H. Vendevert ho
term; alderman third ward. O. J.
Wilson long term, aldermen fourth
ward Paul Johnson short term, A. H.
Monr lnns lurm; aldcimett fifth
warrt. Merlin iiarillnr lone term. Ed-
Ward' Srhnnke short term; aldermen
Sixth ward. James McClelland long
term? w A Wiest short terni;
ennan vntn ward ttaloh Thompson
lng leYm. J. S. Austin and B. S.
Edwards were proclaimed candidates
tor the short term for alderman from
the third ward and H. L. Clark and
t O. T. sicMt for the short term from
tbe seventh ward, retry M. Varney
Bill to Be Reported
Washington. May 20. Carrying a
total or $1,587,000,000 or $202,840.
000 more than provided by the
house, the naval appropriation bill
was completed late today ly the sen
ate naval committee and will be re
ported to the senate tomorrow.
Fairbanks Seriously III
INDIANAPOLIS. Jnd.. May
Charles V. Fairbanks, former vice
president of the United States, is crit
ically ill at his homo here with
Bright's disease. Ills condition was
better today than for a few days past,
it was reported, but physicians stat
ed tonight that he may not recover.
FIND BODIES OF
Women and lwo Ihildren
Thought Murdered by Un
ALL ALONE IN TENT
Clews as to Identity of Dead
' Are Missing Unused
KELSO, Wash.. May" f 0. Within
200 feet of the Pacific Highway and
found in a tent today the bodies of a
woman about 25. a girl of 13 and a
boy of ten. All had been shot to
death. It was apparent the murders
had been committed within the past
The bodies were discovered late to-
day by a small boy who lives near
the scene. Although Sheriff Clark
Studebaker of Cowlitx county. Mar
shal Hull of Kelso and Prosecuting
Attorney Delos Spauldlng, who were
called to the secene immediatel. have
made -thorough search of their be
longing, no means of identification of
the victims nor any clue to the mur
derer's identity were found tonight.
The spot where tbe crime was com
mitted is a favorite night camping
ground for tourists.
Besides the woman's body was an
old rusty revolver containing one
loaded shell and blanks. A rifle was
also found in the- tent, bat neither
of these weapons had been used to
commit the crime. Several people
claim to have seen the woman and
children In an automobile with a man
and a dog Saturday afternoon. Mem
bers of a road gang, who pass the
spot every day, also say the party
camped there Saturday. There were
no signs of a struggle about the tent
and it was '"apparent the thre had
been slain while they slep.
Refusal to Loan Dishes
Causes Pastor to Flee
EDWARDS. 111.. May 20. The
Iter. J. D. Mctiier, pastor or St. Bon
I race German Catholic church here,
tonleht departed ror parts unknown
at the reouest of the local committer
of the council or defense, following
his refusal Saturday to allow the St.
Itnniface ladies society a dishes to I
used in entertaining a contingent of
the, Great Lakes naval training sta
tion band. . ' .
, This Is tbe second time witnin a
month that Father Metsler has left
town for rear ot bodily harm at
hands of loyalists.
BODY JOE NEGRO
BURNED BY MOB
Sensational Chase Ends With
Death of Deyert and Fif
teen Year Old Victim
Tnt.nnn cut. Tenn.. My 20.
Thomas Devert. a negro, was shot to
deaih and his body incjneraiea
nleht near Erwin after a sensational
chase in w,hlch the negro swem
river, draeging with him the dead
,ody of his victim. -.
daughter or a wime ni"":u'.
Four young men who hrd heard
thft girl's srreams rhel to n
slstance. Her assailant draeed her
to the river, plnnged in ami :
rd to swim with her to the other
rr h men snot tnree
tlmVs with a revolver, two r.f tbe bnl-J
lets taking efrect m u
head. When the bodies of the two
;;re recovered, the girl was dcad
and the uegro oying. The negro
f,Aas dragged bock to town and
the negro population of wme W or
70 forced to come out and l'ne up
IhlSTh? won PUed wood and cross
ties on the body, setting lire to the
Pile.": : . "- -".'..
SUNK BY HUN
Raiders Operating Near Coast
Attacking Fishing Vessels
in Arctic Ocean No Warn
SAID TO BE OBJECT
Oils Sent to England Rouses
, Ire of Germans, Say Sub
CIIRISTIANIA. Norway, May 20.
-German submarines again have
started unrestricted warfare on Nor
wegian fishing boats in tile Artie
ocean north and east of the Nor
wegian coast. Fishermen saved from
suken vessels and .landed at Ham-
mersford report that the commander
of the U-boat stated that all vessels
met by him would be sunk. Norweg
Ian ships, especiall yould be destroy
ed, because, he said, the Norwegians
were sending fish oil and seal oil to
England. This, however. Is contrary
to the truth as the export of oils is
forbidden and Germany knows It.
The 'U-boats are said to 'shell ves
sels without warning, and according
to'the survivors direct a fire against
Russian fishing boats and a Rus
sian mail steamer ffom Vardoe, east
ward bound and overcrowded with
passengers, also were shelled. Eight
persons, among them a"? postmaster
and his assistants, were killed on the
deck of the steamer. Many others
were hurt after taking to the boats.
When the.commander of one Ger
man submarine was advised that
Russia was at peace with Germany
he answered that be acted the way
it suited him. The U-boat measured
180 feet in length and surprise is
caused in shipping circles that it can
carry enough oil for a cruise so far
up the Norwegian coast.
. Great bitterness has been caused
among the Norwegian population by
the action of the submarine, as Ger
many gets a large part of the fish
caught around these places. The
newspapers suggest that fishermen
stop selling their catch to Germany.
Schwab Arranging for
Building of 130 Ships
CLEVELAND. May 20. An agree
ment tantamount to a contract to
build 130 vessels to cost approximate
ly $800,000 each and totalling about
1100,000,000 was reached here to
day between Charles M. Schwab, di
rector 'general of the government's
shipbuilding program, and the Great
Lakes shipbuilding .companies.
TODAY'S PROGRAM FOR P. . 0. CONVENTION
2:00 Executive Itoanl meeting.
4:00 Enrollment of delegates.
7:30 Convent ion callol to onler.
jfIISjcIiss Laura Crant, Chapter O.
A'piointiuent of guards, pianist and reporters.
Appointment of committees on credentials and dispen
sations. Opening ode.
Devotional Mm. Craee. Volk, seeond vice president
Oregon Craml eliapter.
-Music Miss CSrant, Mrs. Marie McGilchrist, Mrs. Elva
Walton, Mrs. T. It Townsehd, Chapter O.
Address of welcome, president Tf Chapter O.
Ilesponse, Mrs. Dcrtha U Gray, treasurer O. G. C.
' Formal ojening of convention.
Introduction of guests of honor, officers of O. G. C. and
officers of Chapter G.
K'irt of credentials committee.
Roll call, Mrs. Nettie J. White, corresponding secretary,
O. G. C.
Minutes of last convention.
Appointment of committees.
Keport of committee on dispensations.
Presentation of charters and greetings to new chapters,
Miss Margaret Copeland, state organizer.
IJesponses. ' '
Heading, Mrs. Mari.- MrCilchrist, Chapter G. j
.Address, "The American Chemist in the war," Miss
' Alice Willard, Chapter l. .
Model meeting, conducted hy Miss Margaret Copeland,
jdatc organizer. . u
, Exemplification of the ritual, officers of Chapter C.
Music, "The Star-Spangled Banner," y the convention.
State Organization of Sister
hood Convenes in City
Part of Week
For three-day sessions the Oregcn
grand chapter of the P. E. O. Sister
hood will open formally tonight in
the auditorium of the Salem Coi
merrila club. An executive board
meeting is slated for 2o'clock this
afternoon and enrollment of dele
gates is to begin at 4 o'clock.
The convention will be called to
order at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Mrs.
Grace J. Volk, president of Chapter
G of Salem will rrive an address of
welcome which wUl be responded to
by Mrs. Bertha I Gray, treasurer of
the grand chapter. Commltteees on
credentials and dispensations are to
be named tonight and will report be
fore the opening session closes. In
the contribution of music and other
features of entertainment to the pro-
cram the Salem caTter win take a
predominate part. The principal ad'
dress scheduled for the -session to
night will be by Mini Alice Willard
of Chapter D whose subject Is The
American Chemist In the War.
Husbands of the-members are t-
receive recognition Wednesday night
when a musicale win be given in
Delegates coming from other chap
ters" In the' state will number abont
fifty. Mrs. Jesse Kirk of Springfield,
the stare president, and will preside
over the convention. All other grand
chapter off ICers are to be present and
will be asked for reports from their
departments covering- the past year.
Several functions of entertainment
are being prepared, and these will In
clnde banquets at the Marlon hotel
and an automobile excursion to
places of Interest in Salem and sur
Bishop Brent Appointed
Chaplain of Entire A, F.
NEW YORK. May 20. Bishop
Charles II. Brent of the Episcopal
diocese of Western New York has
accepted an appointment as chaplain
of the American expeditionary lores
according to a cablegram received
here today. With the Rer. J. L.
Doherty, a Catholic priest, and Paul
Moody, son of the late Evangelist,
Dwlght L. Moody, as associates, he
will coordinate the- work of the
American chaplains la France, . the
Bishop William Lawrence of. Mas
sachusetts, chairman of the war com
mission of the Episcopal church, said
that Bishop Brent's cablegram to him
announced that the expeditionary
headquarters chaplaincy had been or
wnixed by order of General Persh
IULIiAS MAX KXLISTS.
DALLAS. Or.. May 20. (Special
to The Statesman John Cerney.
who for the last couple of months
has been working at the nary yard
at Bremerton. Wash., returned to
his home In Dallas this week and
enlisted with the local snthorlttes In
the special call Tor skilled workers
recently sent out by the war depart
ment. Cerney is a skilled mechanic,
having been employed In the local
shops of the Southern Pacific com
pany for several years. He leaves
Dallas today for Indianapolis, where
he will Join the regiment now being
President Wilson Reorganizes
Signal Corps and Other
Branch-Properties of Each
KENLY'S POSITION NOW
Maor General Squicr Remains
at Post Resolution Before
WASHINGTON'. May 20. Iteor
ganlAtion of the armr air service
was completed today by President!
Wilson as bis first act under the
new law permitting him to readjust
goverament departments for the war.
In an . executive order, he directed
that the air service be wholly di
vorced from the signal corps an 1
also that the function of producing
and operating aircraft of all kinds In
the military' service be separated.
The order formally creates a bu
reau of aircraft production, described
as an executive agency which' "shall
exercise full, complete and exclusive
Jurisdiction and control over the pro
duction of airplanes, airplane en
gines and aircraft equipment for Oi
us of tho army, under a director
of aircraft production, who shall also
be' chairman of the aircraft boaTd.
This gives full legal status and pow
er to John D. Rra. recently appoint
ed director of alrcrart production
and chairman of the aircraft board
and the order transfers to him all
funds, lands, buildings and person
nel ot tbe signal corps having to do
with aircraft production.
' Old Functions Resumed.
Similarly, the position or director
or military aeronautics now held oy
Major General William I Kenly Is
formallr established and au runas
duties, equipment and personnel of
the sirnal corps connected with the
oneration of aircraft and balloons
and with the training of aviators
nlaced nnden ris direction. The sig
nal rorns reverts to Its-old functions.
havlns to do only with army signal-
In gand the transmission of military
i Major General R. Sqnler, chief
sirnal ofricer. remains In that post.
bnt without connection with the air
service, except as an ex-orflclo mem
ber of the alrcrart board.
Men Are Transferred.
Tnconnectlon with Jhe reorganl
cation. Secretary Ttaker directed that
rnTonels II. L. Montgomery. K. A.
Deeds "and S. D. Waldon" or the sig
nal corps, he detached from all other
rfnttfMi and asslned to assist the at
torney eeneral In his Inquiry relat
ing to the aircraft program.
The one element of the air pro
gram not specifically covered in to
days orders Is the-relation between
K nrmv and naVT CI I OTIS.
n.v mlalned. however, that CO
nnoratlnn with the naval service
would be carlred on through the new
agencies, as In the past.
Veimtlallons Without Result.
senator Chamberlain's resolution.
hioi. wnnld authorize the senate
m.p MtmmlttM'i nroposed air-
......i.., - - - - , ..
fwmtt anil other war invesuKuuu,
will come before the senate Wednes-
. Vorntlilinnn tooar WIWKB
champions of the resolution and ad
ministration leaders oppowna n wjr-
without result and Senator new
1.r In rharce Ot tne meaaurr.
nonnced that he wouia can iv up i
... , - - . . ...
action Wednesday, regaroiesa
(Continued on paga t)
NEW ARMY DRAFT
Wilson Formally Fixes- June
5 Date of Registering
Youths of Age
WASHINGTON. May 20. I'pon
approving today the act or congress
bringing undeer the army daft law
all men attaining the age of 21 years
since the first registration day. June
5, 13 17v President Wilson Issued a
proclamation formally fixing next
June S as the date for new eliglbles
to appear before their local boards.
Male persons, whether cltixens or
not. are required to register. Exemp
tions under the original act. Including
men already In tho military service,
apply and to these the new law adds
ministerial and medical students now
nnmnlnr their studies.
It has been Estimated that' about
800.000 fr active military service
will be made available to the army by
the next registration.
Hereafter It is, planned to have reg
istrations ortener than onco a year,
Alaska. Hawaii and Porto Rico are
not named In today'a proclamation.' A
registration day for them will be act
later. ., ; '
in Encounter With U-Boat
PARIS. May 2t. The German
submarine l-39.v according to a Ha
vas despatch from Cartagena, proo-
ably was damaged In aa encomUr
with a French hydro-aeroplane of
Gibraltar. The U-boat was on patrol
duty off the Moroccan coast when It
was sighted by the airman who open
ed fire and dropped bombs. "
Several hits were made and tbe
submarine was forced to submerge.
It regained the so r fare with diffi
culty and was joined by a second U
boat. which accompanied it to Carta
gena. WOMAN MVS AT 103.
ALHANY. Or.. May 20. Mrs.
Mary Magdalene Faulkner died last
nlghat at h"r home ten miles from
Albany, aged 103 years and 14 days.
She had lived continuously for al
most sixty-seven years on tbe farm
on which she died.
JOHNS IN LEAD
'ortland Man Evidently Nora
inated by Republicans for
RYAN IS ALSO AHEAD
Kelly and Coke Contesting for
Second Place In State
PORTLAND. May 20-AddlUonal
returns from last Friday's primaries
received today indicated the nomi
nation by the Republicans of Charles
A. Johns of Portland, fcr Justice ot
the supreme court with Perry R. Kel
ly or Albany, and John 9. Coke of
Marsbfield. running a. close race for
With Multnomah and 17 other
counties, the count was: Johns 25.-
141; Kelly. 22.79C; Coke. 22.421. It
was estimated that tbe remaining re
tarns cannot overturn John's lead.
The Republican nomination for
state treasurer was still In doubt
with Thomas F. Ryan or Oregon CUy.
leading O. P. Hoff or Portland. 2C9
Returns yet outstanding may either
overturn or increase Ryan'a lead.
Rassian' General' Again on
Casualty List Wonnds
Cause of Demise
MOSCOW, Friday. May 17. Gen
eral Kornlloff. the former Russian
commander' In chier. has been killed
In battle with the soviet troops near
Yekaterinodar. Ills army or 10.000
men has been defeated 'and Is re -
Tbe belief is expressed in govern -
ment circles that this ends armed
hopposition to Tbe iiounevikl in me
south, as the remaining rebel cbier.i
numiDgrr. is a sman menace wivn
bis uttie army or zoov men.
The reported revival or tbe Kaie -
dines movement, the first steps of
which wss the capture of tbe city of
Novo Tcherkask. capital or tbe ter
ritory or the Don Cossacks, failed.
The soviet troops regained the eity
on the day aer the rebels bad taken
it and scattered armed bands la the
The death of General L. ci. Korn -
Hoff has been reported many ume
since the war began. A London di
patch, dated April 24. said that on
April 17 General Kornllorrs aeiacn
ment had been routed near Tekaacr
lnodar. The ditspatch added that.
according to prisoners. Kornllorr was
wounded seriously and Utcr ciea
On May 5 a Mb-patch was received
from Peking stating that reports to
newnoaoers at Harbin said that Gen
eral Kornlloff had been killed. It Is
nrobable that the right at Yekater
lnodar mentioned In the above dls-
patch Is the one reported from Lon
don onAprll 24.
TUrtOne Polk Men to
V- TUf rU
niM' " , lir, WASHINGTON. May 20.-Euthns-DAUS.
Or.. May 20. (Special ,Mte reporU of the progress or the
to The Statesman) In the new dratt American Rej Cross ror a second wsr
order sent out by the war department Inerry faBi cf $100.000. 000 came tJ
tornlsh about thirty-one men. In
addition to this number an extra man
will be called, to rill the vacaney
caused in the last quota sent to Fort
McDowell by the rejection ot one
man round physically unfit for serv
Ire. The draft will become effective
towards the latter part or the month
and the men after being assembled
In this city will all be sent to Fort
McDowell to enter the artillery
branch or the service. The Polk
county exemption hoard has received
all instructions as to how to go about
selecting the men but as yet hare not
begun upon the task.
New Record Made in Rtd
Cross Drive Wten Workers
Report -515,000 at Eijlt
O'CIock in ETcniajj Here
MONEY IS RAISED m
JUST ELEVEN H0UR5
National Response Encc crav
ing Local Wcrkeri to
Continue Effort Until To
morrow "Over the top In eleven hora.
That Is the way Salem has re
written her Red Cross war fund al-
ran and set a brand new and unbe
lievable record la money-raising ef
fort. About one-third of the populatloa
are yet to be seen, however, and tt
work will proceed with unatatei
teal until all have been given c
port unity to subscribe.
The program, as originally ott
lined. will be carried oat tomorrow
with the noon luncheon at the Flrj.
Work Throughout Day.
At f o'clock yesterday morning
Ketf cross drive workers In Ssln
started out to secure SlS.opo. a
lem's quota for the second Red Crcs
war fund, and at f o'clock last nlgbt.
Just eleven hoars later. Manaerr O.
K. Gingrich telegraphed PortUnl
headquarters thai Salem was "over
Wlth regularity sot nnlike that cf
1 io wcours ou
ow'r lh hn ' the barometer la
Aft. - M S Aw. A
upward during the day until, at-6
p. m.. It reached SI 2.500. the Ut
step preceding the goal, and at S
o'clock the message over the to?
riled with the telegraph office
Fwjid rontlstses to Grow. .
Later reports last night showc!
receipts f rasa Salem totaling ovtr
Drive headquarters last night was
the renter of about the most pleaded
and optimistic bunch or war cam
paign workers ever assembled In tte
city. - -
Following the soon assembly ani
luncheon at the Flrrt MethrodStt
church, which taxed tbe capacity cf
the banquet tables .and at wfcirh
gathering reports aggregating 1001
n I Clal. t I III . -
1 quarters was the center or attraction
I where a constant stream or worker
1 riled In with balrtnr ticket sni
I n inln in rtnrn to their unfln-
i isned fields. -
Each group of workers was bui-
i tIlng over with smiles and good fcri-
i ex over the splendid reception ar
imrdel them by the neoDle and tr.e
liberality and promptness with wbi"a
all responded to the Red cross ap
peal . -
Arguments Unneceary. t '
No araument was round neeeswarr.
The message had been received aa I
it was simply a matter or rilling oat
subscription cards" and wrfliog re
I v- reoorts hsve come in from the
i rountrT districts, but It Is assumed
that the remainder of Marion M
Polk county are producing ejuar.r
Sunday afternoon tbe eomamees
held a preliminary meeting at tne
First Methodist church at which time
Lieutenant Rolstori of the Canadian
army and Hit on Wat kins, or the de
partment or JasUce spoke. A larr
nd enthusiastic crowd was our.
hear the message, which Mr. v. i-
klns rorclbly brought to tbe woir-
. m mm I
era. Automobiles wete nnaa up r'
- I tb streeta tor blocks In either direc-
I tlon of the church and many persons
I not on the committees attended t a
NATION C.ITKS FTtEn.T.
headquarters here In a steady stream
throughout the opening day or the
Messages telling or over-eubserlp-tlQns
In towns "and counties from
New England to Hawaii becan ar
.tua ti In 4tiA tay while cov-
tra0r of nezir all states telegrat h-
ed promises or hearty co-operauou
In the auctioning orr ror the benefit
of the Red. Cross package of wool
(Continued on paga S)
THE WEATITKTS .
Tuesday, fair, moderate
(Continued on page 2)