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C- - J I ' ' FRICBt FIVH CEXT8.
WARDEN SAYSIOREGON NOT INCLUDED IN FIRST
Disclaims Extravagance and
' Asserts Mr. Withy combe Is
Under Influence of State
LONG ARGUMENT IS
MADE IN DEFENSE
Hsrphy Claims Governor
' "Doesn't Know What He
. Is Talking About"
BATCH OF SOLDIERS DESIGNATED
BY RIARCH TO RETURN TO HOMES
Dead Horse Flesh1
Found in Streets
Food of Russians
Chief -of Staff States That
Eastern Units Will Be
Charles A. Murphy, who has
timed-the wardenslp of the Oregon
Ftate penitentiary at the request of
Governor, Wlthycombe, Issued
statement yesterday In which he
claims ' that Captain Joe Keller,
ifata parol officer, has Influenced
the forernor to mike the change
lie asserts that Keller has gone
'after his official scalp and gotten
It." Mr. Murphy further declares
that OoTernor Wlthycombe has got
ten all his Information -concerning
the prison at second hand and that
he never comes Inside the gates.
"The forernor doesn't know what he
Is talking about." says Murphy
bee to differ with the executive when
he says that his reason that I was
asked to resign was that L was ex
traragant. The real reason is that
I was not amenable to the control of
the parole officer." The warden sub
mits argument intended to show that
Lis administration of prison affairs
has not been extravagant, y
Governor Wlthycombe received the
requested resignation yesterday. Mr.
::urphy has been in the employ ot
i state steadily since 1906 and prior
I I his appontment by the state board
t control to the wardenshlp of the
; .son was connected with the East
a Oregon Hospital for the Insane
t Pendleton. His statement which
i Cited: November 21, follows In
lull: v , f ,
"According to newspaper reports,
my resignation is to be asked for at
some fime prior to the first of the
rear. The governor is quoted as haf
ins said that this-was done for the
reason that my administration had
been extravagant and for no other
"I have no apologies to make nor
excuses to offer but wish to say in
explanation of the alleged high coBt
ot running the Oregon state pentten
iry. The governor Intimates that
it has cost more in proportion to run
the penitentiary than the other state
Institutions. He mentions the Ore
roa Stat hospital In particular
There are several reasons why the
Vtr capita cost of running the state
tirpltal has not increased like the
per eanita at the Tenitentlary. The
overhead expense at the penitentiary
Is from 30 to 50 per cent of the
funeral expense of running the instl
tutlon, and If there werevonly 50
prisoners the overhead expense
wcmld remain about the same; but
of course of you were to divide the
hole expense between SO prisoners
the pet-capita expense would be very
lart e. On the other hand if there
re 600 prisoners the overhead ex-
peni would .not be any grater ana
If the total expense was divided
LONDON. Nov. 23. Dogs and men
are battling in Petrograd for the
nosh of horses which drop dead in
the streets, according to a British
business man who has just arrived in
London. He escaped from I'etroerad
early in Noember.
The Bolshevik! government, he
said, has announced since the recap
ture of Kazan, Simbirsk and Samara
that they would have grain enough
to feed the soldiers, sailors and their
own prtisans throughout the winter.
Tney would not Issue food to any
other person. As a result money
has loi its food buying power and
the' non-Bolshevik Russians are in a
Air the wholesale and retail es
tablishments have been nationalized
and by putting Bolshevik committees
in charge of all residences, M. Zln
Ivleff, the food administrator, has ef
fected a complete secret service sys
tem of food. The-transport of food
into Petrograd Is under close supervi
slon. catting oft the last source avail
able to non-Bolsheviki.
The friction between Zinovieff and
the Moscow authorities continues.
Zinovieff insisting that the northern
commune should be Independent.
The Bolshevik! are executing many
prisoners and are -making no at
tempt to conceal that such action has
been forced upon them in order ta
The British narrator says that Bol
shevik strength In Petrograd. as well
as In Moscow, has Increased since
the attempts on Lenine's life and the
advances In the Volga region, large
ly because of many Russian Liberals
believe thatthey must choose be
tween the Bolshevlkl and the ex
treme reactionaries, as none of the
faction leaders .in the center show
Eckerlen Reported Dead,
But Error Is Apparent
(Continued on page 3, Section 2)
Prince Lyoff, First Premier
After Czar. Makes a Plea
for His Country Now in
Throes of Revolt and Ruin.
n. en aaa r i t
vver av,uuu ueaa America s
Toll for Her Part in
B0LSHEVIKI NOT HELD
AS PUSSIANT POWER
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. Demob
ilization of the American expedition
ary forces already In progress with
the movement homeward of sick and
wounded, will be hastened by the
return at an early date of eight di
visions or national guard and .na
tional army troops, eight regiments
of coast artillery, and two brigades
ox xieia aruuery. xnu anonunce-
ment was made today by General
March, chief of staff, on receipt o
Declares That Intervention Is
Necessary for Political
ALSACE ARE TO
BE FREE SOON
Entry, of French Troops Into
T Strasiburg Will Com
U. OF 0. AND 0. A. C.
BOTH DEFEATED BY
SCORES OF 6 TO O
YANK TROOPS PRAISED
French Yomen Are c"iif?ja an!j.
Both Prore Too Strong for
Denouncing flea of
None Given Heartier Recep-
( tion Than Them, While
PARIS, Nov. 23. The entry of
French troops into Strassburg will
complete the liberation of Alsace.
The military occupation of the city,
at which King Albert of Belgium
will be present with Marshal FochJ
says the Petit Journal, will be fol
lowed by another ceremony.
At a conference of President Poln-
Respective Visitors in Hos
WASHINGTON,: Nov. 23. Recog
nition of Russia at the world peace
conference at Versailles was ura-ed
by Prince George Lvof f , first prime care. Premier Clemenceau and Mar
mlnlster of Russia after the over- Foch at the Elysee Palace rl-
throw of the csar, in a statement to- day. 1 decided that the entry of
Ar7:.r"., T" day to the American people. Prince aumoriues woum laxe p.ace
vember 11. when hostilities ceased
were 226.117. This includes. Gen
eral March said, killed and died of
wounds, died of disease, unclassi
fled deaths, wounded, prisoners and
The divisions which General March
said have been designated by Gen
eral Pershing to return as soon as
the sick and wounded have been
moved to the United States are: Na
tioanl guard, Slst (Georgia, Alaba
ma and Florida); 34th (Nebraska,
Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota);
38th (Indiana, Kentucky and West
Virginia), and 39th (Arkansas, Mis
sissippi and Louisiana).
National army: Seventy-sixth
(New England); 84th (Kentucky.
any progam of reconstruction which
does not Drovidetfor the comnlete
decryption of Bolshevism in Russia
will leav? in the world the germ of
another great war.
"The termination of the war has
raised tho question of the peace co"
ference." said Prince Lvoff. "I
think a se;se of justice and duty dic
tates to the allies the necessity or erated territories in Alsace and Lor-
on December 8 in the presence of
the president, the premier, the mem
bers of the capinet and deputations
from the senate and the chamber of
deputies. They .will leave Paris on
a special train December .
. PARIS, Nov. 23. The war office
announcement tonight on the opera
tions of the army of occupation savs:
"The complete occupation of lbl-
organizing in Versailles the defens
of Russian interests.. .This work can
be done by Russians only. The coun
try aa a whole is unable at present
to send to the conference its plen
iDotentiarr representatives. But
raine is n process of achievement.
During the course of the day our
troops Installed themselves In .numer
ous towns and Tillages in the Sarre
valley, notably in Dillingen. aSrre-
brack and Sarrelouis. where the gen-
when one friend is 111 we will act forcral commanding the first army en-
hlm. To designate the persons andltered at the head of his troops.
Indiana and Southern Illinois) ; 86th J to consider the forms of their part at I 'ln Alsace French advanced buards
(Northern Illinois, including Chica
go), and 87th (Arkansas, Louisiana-,
Mississippi' and Southern Alabama).
The coast artillery regiments to be
returned as soon as possible were
announced as the 46th. 47th. 48th.
49th. BOth. 73rd. 74th and 75th.
the conference is a matter of friendly I reached the former frontier and took
Interest to the allies."
Of the present Bolshevik rulers of
Russia Prince Lvoff said:
"At the moment of tlys greatest
weariness of the war they promised
peace. Dread ana uoeny .to we peo-
Thtwo- field artillery brigades ple and many followed-
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Eckelln. 605
North Liberty street, received a ca
blegram yesterday with information
of the death of their son, Iirist E
Eckerlin. of the American Expedit
ionary Forees in France. There is
doubt of the truth of the message
however,-for the reason that Mr
and Mrs. Eckerlin have a letter from
their son dated October 16. while
the cablegram said he had died Octo
ber 5. He was in good health at
the time the letter was written. Er
nest Eckerlin was one of the first
volunteers from Salem and entered
the marine corps. He is a brother of
Eugene Eckerlin, 9r., who also is in
France, having gone overseas with
Company M. He later was trans
ferred to another company
FIRE TRUCK KILLS TWO.
IIOQTJIAM. Wash.. Nov. 23. Two
men standing on a downtown side
walk here today were killed when
struck bv a fire truck which had
been hit by an automobile and shov
ed up over the curb. A third by
stander wa Injured probably fatally
The dead are Vivian Miller, Seattle;
J. C. Bylskl, Hoqulam.
to be brought home are the 65tb and
Elrhty-two aero squadrons, 17
construction companies and several
special units from New England wilt
be brought home as soon as trans
portation facilities are available.
General March said.
Casualties sustained by the Ameri
cans are tabulated by General March
Killed and died of wounds, 6,154
Died ot disease. 14.811.
Deaths, unclassified. 2204
.Wounded. 179.625. j
While the total losses suffered by
the American army in France at first
glance appeared to be almost double
the total estimated by orncers nere
as probable.' analysis ofthe table, It
was pointed out, snows mai among
the 179.008 wounded are Included
the names of thousands of men
whose Injuries were so trivial that
they never were admitted to hos
pitals and the record of their injury
was kept only in company and regi
mental dressing stations. The final
total of killed, died of wounds or
toAiiA or on the unclassified death
list, the seriously wounded and the
prisoners and missing, officers be
lieve will work out not in excess of
Instead of peace, they gave never-
ceasing war; instead of bread, hunger
without precedent in Russia; Instead
of liberty, a bloody tyranny such as
we have never known in the worst
years of the reign of the czars.
"The Bolshevlkl are Indulging in
perpetual revolution. Their aim
universal social eruption. They are
interested in Ruiwia chiefly as a
hearth where they may keep up by
all means the world's conflagration.
From the outside It would seem that
the Bolshevlkl display strong power.
but this Impression Is not correct.
Almost all of the branches of their
administration are in a state of chaos
possession of Woerth, Froeschwiller,
Reischoffen, as well as Soultz and
BischwUlejr. Everywhere the French
i troops were enthusiastically weicom
l ed by the delivered populations."
(By T Aodated Pret$)
WITH THE BRITISH ARMY OF
OCCUPATION, Friday. Not. 22.
American- soldiers headed the proces-
( Con tinned on page six)
PARIS. Nov. 23. (British Wire
less Seervic) The National Council
of French Women has declined lo In
tercede with the French government
to mitigate the terms of the German
armistice. In reply to a message
published In the press from German
women to Madame Jules, Sigfrled
president of the council, the rouncil
yesterday unanimously adopted this
- "We will not intercede with our
government to mitigate ' the condi
tions of the armistice which are only
too Justified by the manner in which
Germany has waged war.
"In the course of .these tragic years
German, women women believing vic
tory was certain remained sliest at
the crimes of their gowrnment, their
armv and thelrnavy.
."At the congress at The Hague,
to which we refused to go. the pres
ident of the National Council ot Ger
man women was Invited to protAt
axatnst the violation of Belgium and
against the torpedoing of the Lusi
tania. She wrote in reply:
"'We sre as one with our people.
The men who took the responsibility
for Germany's decisions are as dear
to us as those . who are shedding
their blood for us on the battlefield
"To our Indignant protest against
the deportation of women and young
girls when we showed that history
might possibly bring a reversal ot
fortune there was no response."
MARE ISLAND MARINES
CLEAN UP VANCOUVER
Young Sprott of University of
, California Too Much
for Oregonians '
I TOOTBALL SCORES
i GRAND JURY-TO
PROBE INTO NEW
(Continued on page six)
MY COME BACK
District Attorney Fickert
Makes Only Partial
Denial oi Report
HORNETS' NEST STIRRED
I a f lift v""K"w . . hi
Iilake The Goal This Week
"Thanksgiving Day Will Find Them
Wherever GOOD Coats Are Worn
Ami who doesn't want a good Overcoat on
that day! Not the man who reads this.
Now, if you need a new Overcoat to po some--where,
ta participate in the greatest Thanks
giving festivities ever knownto, he in the
game, aud in the game for reasons come to
morrow. "No, don't pt it off another day, this
is the climax ! Hy Wednesday evening we
make the goalthe best will le gone after
that the leavin'gnd not the faintest indication
of lower prices. Our prices range from
$15 to $36
Proposal That Local Men
Take Shares in Craft .
to Be Dropped
California former Supreme
Court Justice Issues De
nial of Bribery'
RISK HELD TOO GREAT
Amount of Business at Small
Landings Will Appar- '
ently Be Plentiful
Efforts to operate a steamer on the
Willamette river between Salem aud
rortland will probably be abandoned
until next spring at least, wbeu It is
anticipated by local business men
that the Graham line may be induced
to bring Its boats here again. Tne
DroDosal brought up at the ommer-
cial club Friday night was laid be
fore only three or four shippers, wno
chanced to be present. It involved
the purchase of a vessel by means
ot sale of over half the shares to
local merchants, the remainder to e
disposed of in rortland.
The shippers consulted last ntgnt
regarding their vews on the plan,
said they would be glad enough to
hav. & freleht route by water festab-
lised but maintained that the risk
was too great for them to become In
terested In a boat. With the passing
of winter, it U felt normal shipping
conditions will have been reached
and with plenty of labor. It is not
unlikely that the former traffic will
be resumed as. the volume of trjde
at small landings would aeem , to
merit the enterprise.
Rain wort, rain or snow east por
tion; moderate southerly gale alonj
SAX FRANCISCO. Nov. 23 Fied
lerick W. llenshaw. former Justice of
the California supreme court, took
cognizance today of published charg
es that he accepted a bribe of $410.
000 in the noted Fair will case and
that he participated In an alleged
"frameup" in the Mooney bomb ex
plosion cases by Issuing formal de
nial. He gave the Associated Press
a signed statement setting out the
bribery charge In the department of
labor report of a secret Investigation
of the Thomas Mooney prosecution
printed here yesterday over the sig
nature of John n. Densmore, direct
or general of employment and de
claring the allegations to b,e wholly
He referred also to another part
of the report, summing it up an an
allegation that he "joined with Fick
ert (district attorney of San Fran
cisco) In a Mooney "frameup," This
Judge llenshaw also denied in de
tail. Judge Hennhaw'g statement, given
In the presence of his brother, Wil
liam G. Henshaw, president of a
large cement company, and two As
sociated Pre men, said hi connec
tion with Fickert was limited to con
sultation on affairs in the Interest
of the bureau of naval intelligence.
His resignation from the supreme
bench the first of th year, he said,
had no connection with any of the
chances, rumors of which had reach
ed him. and was not under compul
sion. His reference to the alleged Moon
ey "frameup' wag based on the re
port, credited to Densmore, which
devoted 4 a columns of newspaper
space to alleged .evidence tending to
involve many officials and others.
This report, addressed to William B.
Wilson, secretary of labor, and dated
ChtcagojfQreat Lakes Training Bta
tion 7, Annapolis 6. f
University of Illinois 29, Univer
sity of Chicago 0. x-
Iowa 23. Northwestern 9.
Brown 28, Dartmouth 0. .
Notre Dame 26, Purdue 6.
Chicago Naval Reserves 20, Uni
versity of Minnesota 6.
" University of Pittsburg 32, Georg
ia Tech. 0.
Harvard 14, Boston College 6.
University of Southern California
25, Stanford 8.
Gonzaga S.A.T.C. 7, University ot
University of Michigan 21, Mich!
can Arricnltural collece C.
Camp Dodge Solders 23, Universi
ty of Nebraska 7.
At Portland, Me. University of
Maine 20. New Hampshire State 0.
At Worcester, Mass. Holy Cross
21, Tufts 7.
At New York Columbia 12, New
York University 0.
At Hackensack, N. J. Camp Mer
ritt 27,. Fordham 0.
At Sunbury. Pa. Bucknell 47,
At Enid, Qkla. Oklahoma Univer
sity 14. .Phillips 7.
At Little Rock, Ark. Camp Pike
7, Camp Funston 3.
At Crawfordsvllle, Ind. Depauw
28. Wabash 6.
At Boulder, Colo. University of
Denver 6, University of Colorado 0.
At Cleveland. Cleveland Naval
Reserve 14, amp Grant 6.
At Manhattan, Kan. -Kansas Ag
gies 11, Iowa Aggies 0
At Lawrence, Kan. Haskell In
dians 41. Midland ollege 2.
" The-acorea: v
University of Oregon, 0; Uni
versity of California, t.
Oregon Agricultural College,
0: University of Washington. 6.
BERKELEY, Cal.. Nov. 2J.
Young Mr. Sprott. left halfback ot
the University of California football
team, defeated the University of Ore
gon nere today on California-field
by a score ot C to 0.
It must not be Inferred that ronne
Mr. Sprott was the only California
player to oppose the Oregon eleven,
for his team mates helped. But Mr.
Sprott made the winning touchdown,
gained most of the ground, did most
of the punting. and, in general, con
tributed the lion's share to the down
fall of the Northwesternera,
The only score ot the game came
during the early part ot the first
quarters when the California swept
down the length of the field by sus
tained line attacks directed mainly
against Oregon's left wing.
Oregon's only opportunity to stave
off defeat came durtnc the latter
nado ado. uajitnbifi eqi jo vied
field runs by Javoberger brothers
brought the ball to within striking
distance of the Callfornfa goal line.
Here the pupils of Hnntiagton re
sorted to forward pass which failed.
the last leaving the ball in Califor
nia's hands on their one-yard Use J
It was Quickly brought out of the
danger tone and the north western
ers' chance had gone.
Gordon played well for -Calofornla
and his work in opening up the way
tor nis backs was notable, allfornla's
ends did not show to advantage as
evidenced whenever Oregon directed
Its attacks on the Blue and Gold
flanks. The Northwesterners, how
ever, directed their drives mostly
into the line where their efforts met
with lndfferent success.
Although the score was close, Cal
ifornia always was dangerous. On
the other band, with one exception
toward the end of the game. Oregon
did not show anMhlng to cause Cali
fornia aderenU undue uneasiness.
ORFXKX AGGIKS FAIL . '
TO III (ft A K, BAD 8TH1XQ
SEATTLE. Nov. 23. Oregon Ag
ricultural football ' players today
tried unsuccessfully to break string
of-nine defeats given them by the
University of Washington since 109.
In today's game the Aggies' lost Cto
0, to the heavier Washington eleven.
Although the Aggies lost, the best
feature of the game, a 45-yard run.
was made by Archibald, a half on th
losing team. Washington scored Its
six points In the third period when
Quarterback Eckmann went through
rlcht tackle for eight yards to the
line. Washington failed to kick the
During the greater part of tho
(Con tinged on page six)
THANKSGIVING PR 0CLM1ATI0N IS
ISSUED BY GOVER NOR WITHYCOMBE
(Continued on pace six)
Ample reason for gratitude on the
part of the American people Is ex-!
pressed by Governor Wlthycombe in J
his annual Thanksgiving proclama
tion, and Oregon, he holds, has spec
ial reason to be grateful for the part
its sons have played In accomplish
ing victory in the world war. The
"The dark clouds which hovered
over the entire civilized world on
Thanksgiving day last year have re
cently lifted, revealing a clear blue
sky that promises sunshine, prosper
ity and good will among nations and
"Oregon, the volunteer state of
the union, which has given so freely
and generously 'of Its men, money
and materials, has been the basis for
special gratification over the noble
part her sofls played In accomplishing
the final victory. We have a tight
to rejoice this year as never before
and to. mingle the voice of music
with that of reverent prayer by sing
ing the songs of victory, of home and
"Hut, in our happiness, we should
not forget that hundreds of thous
ands from the very flower of the al
Mod nations have made the superme
sacrifice that we might enjoy, t&e
fruits of victorious peace and that
counties others are crippled and
maimed for life. There will be va
cant chairs at Thanksgiving tables
this year, and let us render thanks
Unto the Supreme Ruler of the uni
verse that these soldiers of democ
racy have not suffered and died In
vain. Let us also thank Divine Prov
idence for guidance over a Christian
course and for endowing our people
with a spirit of patriotism and of na
tional unity that has Inspired us to
perform our share In the reestabllah
ment of world peace and the univer
sal recognition of the brotherhood ot
Now, therefore, I, Jamees Withy
comb, governor of the' state of Ore
gon, by virtue of, authority, in me
vested, following the gracious cus
turn 'established by previous gover
nors In Joining with the president ot
the United States, do hereby pro
claim Thursday. Nov. 28. 1918, as
Thanksgiving day, and call upon tho
people of Oregon to suspend their
ordinary labors In order that they
may give prayerful thanks to Al
mighty God whom we worship for
the blessings and liberties and fav
ored privileges that have been be
stowed upon us and upon our great
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