The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 27, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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fleased wire report ot the Asso
ciated rrest; tbe rea'est and
most reliable press association
In tbe world.
Wednesday, showers, followed
fair weather; moderate northwester
ly winds.
n niTUQ wad dacc
Admitted That Peruvians
Acted on Misinformation in
Making Public Reports of
Chile Agrees to Watch Bor
der Against Peruvian
XEW YORK, Nov. 26. Difficul
ties between Peru and Chile, which
resulted yesterday in recall of con-
sular representatives by each nation
from the principalities of its neigh?'
bor, have been overome by an apol
ogy on the part of the Peruvian gov
ernment, Carlos Castro Ruiz, consul
general of Chile, announced here to-
nltnt. '
A cablegram Informing htm of the
Peruvian apology was received to
night by Mr. Rulx. according to his
statement from the Chilean-minister
of foreign affairs.
Tbe mesage, the consul asserted,
authorized him to announce that the
Peruvian officials admitted that In
making public report of outbreaks
against their citizens in Iqulque and
' Antofagasta. Chile, they had acted
on misinformation. This was fur
nished, lie said, by the Peruvian
consul at Iqulque, whose authority
bad been cancelled for this reason
by the Chilean government.
The apology sent from Lima, Mr.
Rulx added, was wholly satisfac
tory to the Chilean officials and
"brought the misunderstanding to
an end."
1 The consul generat stated a series
of messages received from Santiago
denied reports of actl-Peruvtan dem
onstrations In Chile. The cable
grams further announced the dis
missal of the 'Peruvian envoy at
" Iqulque ""had - provoked In Peru a
certain agitation that determined my
government to authorize Its consuls
In Pern to return home if tbe cir
cumstances Justified."
' Despite a border dispute between
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A ood Wool
. i"
J a friend indeed to the man that mutt face
the elements
We doubt 'if there is a better collection of. good Macki
naw in Salem than the one you'llind here. The weight,
quality, finish, colors and patterns of our coats will
rlease most men who want something really worth while.
Cheaper Mackinaws than theso are of little value and
less protection. On the other hand, there are no better
coats at these prices.
Men's sizes, 3 to52...:. . . .$7.S3to$H45
Boys' sixes, 5 to 16 years. ....... .$5.95 to $10.45
Auto Robes
Let us show you some really good heavy Wool Robes. An
Oregon product made for your comfort when it's damp and
chilly. Choice patterns in plaid effects, fringed ends, $11.45.
English Planning
To Reach Out and
Grab Hohenzollern
LONDON. Nov. 26. It Is under
stood that the question of extradition
of the former German emperor is
being considered" by British law of
ficers of the crown, who are working
in close cooperation with the French
authorities. Action In the premises
was taken immediately after the
flight of the former emperor to Hol
land. The Evening News says It under
stands the law officers have conclud
ed that the allies are entitled to de
mand the extradition of the former
emperor, ana mat mis decision ap
plies also to individuals who have
committed or given instructions for
the commission of extraditable
It is added that Holland takes the
view that she has not the power to
surrender such persons without the
consent of Germany
The French premier, M. Cleraen
eeau, recently requested of Charles
Lyon-Caen, dean of the faculty of
law of the cniversity o' Paris, an
opinion on the possibility of the ex
tradition of William Hohenzollern
M. LyontCaen asked to be given time
to prepare a decision.
One of the leading French author
ities on international law, Edourd
Clunet. is reported to have advanced
the opinion that it was impossible to
demand the one-time emporer s ex
The former eroneror has been in
dicted three times for murder in Eng
land in conection with the sinking ot
the LuRitania, German aerial raids
and the shelling by warships of un
fortified east coast towns.
COPENHAGEN. Nov. 26. It is
seml-officially announced In Beerlin.
according to a dispatch to the Ber
lin Rske-Tldende, the entente powers
will probably consider the Tepeal of
the blockade after consulting with
President Wilson.
I r .
Chairman of School Board Is
Accused of Hampering
Measure After Having At
tached His Signature.
E. T. Barnes Declares Chair
man Has Opposed Nu
merous Moves
By a direct attack before a num
ber of representative business men
of Salem last night the city school
board succeeded in outflanking the
activities of its chairman. II. I..
Clark, who. by his own admission.
has been discouraging a favorable
Tote on the budget for the eomlnj Tbe election, scheduled for
nxt Saturday, is now, by a public
declaration on Mr. Clark's part, to
hive his full support. This state
ment was made at a request from
W. C. Wlnslow, expressing the senti
ment of the finance committee, all
the members of which were present.
The arguent. which occupied sev
eral hours of the most animated dis
cussion so far this year, was pre
cipitated when the conclave had
barely opened by an inquiry from A.
F. Marcus, who had been approached
by Mr. Clark on the subject and had
been given an unfavorable impres
sion of the state of finances of the
city school board. While not In
sympathy with this point of view,
he appeared at the meeting to sat
isfy bimself as to the wisdom of the
proposed budget calling for an in
crease from the present 6.4 mills
levy to 7.6.
When asked for an explanation of
his talk with Mr. Marcus, the chair
man of the board stated that be was
opposed to the additional millage,
and when he had signed the notice
of publication of the budget had done
so because he knew nothing else he
could do in his position.
"If you were not In favor of it
you shouldn't have signed the paper
unless you were held up with a
gun," Mr. Marcus charged him.
Mr. Winslow took up the discus
sion immediately.
"Weren't you asked If the budget
wasn't all right and didn't you make
the. remark in the last school board
meeting that you thought it satis
factory and there would be no op
position to It?'.' he challenged.
"It wasn't until the next day that
I heard any," was the response.
"How could. I stand out alone?"
"Are you-i going around knocking
the measure?" the interrogator quer
ied. "If you are putting up this kind
of fight we want to know it."
Mr. Clark, closely queried, launch
ed into an explanation of his econo
my attitude in the past, this being
supplemented by remarks from the
rest of the board with the Idea of
bringing clearly before the group of
men the Incongruity of his position.
His main objection appeared to have
been to the new metal trades build
ing installed on the high school
grounds, as he claimed that too much
money was being spent there, and
the" project had failed to help win
the war- . .
"Could we help that?" Mr. Wins
low asked. "We'll all concede that
taxes have gone up. but can you take
this budget and point out where we
could ever have got out or this on
less? Do you mean to say you are
out trying to defeat this and cripple
our whole year's work?"
At the request of 'the board. Su
perintendent John W. Todd explain
ed the three increases In the budget.
Higher salaries and general expense
he claimed were chiefly responsible.
Taking the metal trades building he
cited the cost with me equipment
as 15300. showing that Mr. Clark had
exaggerated his complaint to about
twice the figures.
"The scheme is not only a saving
proposition." he said, "but we make
a little on It with which to purchase
supplies. This rflrst year we get
$1800 government subsidy on sal
aries and we have received tonight
our first check for $79 for work
Anna hr the boys. 1 ne Dunuin
merely carries out the government s
suggestion in the Smith-Hughes act.
The loss is not coming through
thrnnffh increase In salaries, loss
of money due to a falling off of the
census, and purchase of the Holman
property. The house on the ground
Just bought Is proving a practical
"Under the Smith-Hughes act a
$1,500,000 appropriation, is to be
made annually to subsidize every
state in the union that will do voca
tional work along lines indicated by
the government The schools buy
their own equipment, but half of the
instructors' salaries are paid from
the federal fund. In this way half
of Mr. Bergman's salary Is paid and
also half of the two domestic science
teachers' salarjr. As the federal ap
nrnnrtation increases we will get
more, and there Is even a plan
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halkm. oni:;o. vi:i.m-.siay moiimnu, noykmiikh -jt. iuim.
From Death Cell Expresses
Pleasure at Possible
Strike of Nation
Would Have New Trial in
Court Where Sentenced
to Give Up Life
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Nov. 26.
Thomas J. Mooney, in San Quentln
penitentlaiy awaiting execution on
December 13.-following his convic
tion on a charge of murder In con
nection with the preparedness day
'bomb explosion here In July. 1916,
issued a statement tonight express
ing bis approval of the demonstra
tions being' planned in his behalf by
labor organizations as a protest
against the carrying out of the sen
tence. !
"I favor the demonstrations which
ate being planned in my behalf
.Mooney said. "I believe they are
the most effective means of ctystal
izing public sentiment in my favor
The bigger they are the better I will
like them.
"I want a new trial before Super
lor Judge Franklin Griffin, as I be
lieve he logically is the only Judge
qualified to try my ca?e."
Judge Griffin waH the trial Judg-
in the Mooney case and imposed the
death sentence on the defendant. He
since has been active in endeavoring
to obtain a new trial for Mooney.
Officials of tbe International
Workers' Defense league, which Is
handling the Mooney defense, an
nounced here today that approxl
matelj 500.000 workers in America
have taken action favoring a strike
as a protest against the execution of
I Mooney.
I They said thousands of additional
I workers are expected to take sim
ilar action.
urand Jury investigation Into a
published report bearing the signs
ture of John H. Densmore. federal
director general of employment,
bearing upon the alleged Irregular
conditions in the administration of
Justice by the district attorney's of
fice, has been continued until next
Friday. The grand Jury last Sat
urday Issued a subpoena for Mr.
north in connection with govern
ment affairs.
Chief of Police D. A. White and
Theodote Roche, president of the
police commission, in response to
a request by William H. McCarthy
foreman of the grand Jury, detailed
three detectives tonight to assist
that body in its investigations.
Postmaster General Consents
to Allow Investigation
by State
Postmaster General Hurleson yes
terday consented to a hearing by the
public service commission on In
creased rates of the Pacific Telephone
& Telegraph company.
The surrender of the postmaster
general came in a telegram to thn
service commission's office. All
members or tne commission were
away, but. Secretary Wright 1 mined
lately called Chairman Miller by tel
ephone at Portland, and Mr. Miller
requested Mr. Wright to Inform th
postmaster general that the hearin
will be called at the earliest possibl
date. Mr Miller expressed elation
that the dignity of the state law had
been upheld by the commission. Mr
Wright sent the reply yesterday af
Hy order of the public service com
mission issued yesterday, the Pacifi
Telephone & Telegraph company 1
required to provide a sufficient num
ber of skilled operators and .adopt
such other measures as may be nec
essary to afford to its patrons rea
sonable. sufficient and adequate tel
ephone service. The company is glv
en five days within which to notify
the rnmmfftRlon whether or not it wil
conrpiy with the order.
i The order caris the company's at
.tention to Its failures to employ
skilled operators, formerly In the
company's employ, who happen to be
members of the Telephone Operators'
union, although they have applied for
positions since the public clamor for
better service arose, while the com
pany has been advertising for opera
tors and giving lack or expenenceu
help as excuse for poor service.
Man Serving Life Term
Dies at State Prison
Ed Cosson. a life-termer at the
state penitentiary, died at the prison
Monday night as the result of influ
enza. Gosson was committed from
Wasco county in X.90S for murder.
He was the tenth prisoner to die of
Influenzal at tbe prison.
i I -
ormer Southern Pacific Hop
Warehouse, With Immense
Floor Space, Is Converted
Into Great Plant
Two Mezzanine Floors Are
Added to Increase Space
in Building
For the purpose of utilizing more
of tr.e vast fruit crop at the drcrs
of Salem by manufacturing It Into
Jellies and jama in this at ity and
spreading the fame of an Oregon
trademark, the Pheasant Northwest
Products company in little mote
than two weeks is to open a large
cannery cn Twelfth street.
In the former Southern Pacific
bop warehouse opposite the present
railroad (station the company hts
plared the newest equipment to han
die fruit on a large scale. The floor
space of f00 by SO feet has been In
creased by the construction of two
mezzanine floors, one 40 by 120 feet
and the other 4 0 by SO feet In size.
When the machinery, row awaiting
installation, is in its place the com
pany plans formally to open the
building with a celebiation to which
all of its loganberry growers will be
Invited. The nature of tbe enter
tainmrnt and the date have not yet
been divulged.
The new plant will be the first of
us xina in saiem. A finished pro
duct put up In glass Jars under a new
label, the "Orington" brand, will
make its appearance. The trade
mark was derived from a cambina
tlon of the states. Oregon and W'akh
ington, as the jelly base or a large
pait of It will come from the Apple-
jn plant now in operation at Olym
Loganberries for the Juice bus!
ness will continue to be taken in at
the Loju plant on Commercial street.
but all the preserving of the com
pany is io re bandied at the new
location, both establishments em
ploying a total of about 200 neoDle
at in limes.
Governor Withycombe Makes
Suggestion in Letter to
Secretary Baker
Governor Withycombe has written
a letter to Secretary of War Haker
suggesting that arrangements be
maue to return all Oreeon trnnni
from overseas, or as many of them
as are to be mustered out of the ser
vice, as a single unit. Oregon's con
tribution to the war In men and' mon
ey, which has not been exceeded pro
portionately by any other state, the
governor believes warrants the Grant
ing of the favor. The governor Is
especially anxious that all of the or
iginal Third Oregon regiment be re
turned in a body, though this would
necessitate the members being gath
ered from various parts of the war
Should all the men be returned
together opportunity would be af
forded for a rousing reception all
over the state. The governor has re
ceived a commonication from New
York asking his cooperation In a
plan for a great patriotic parade of
rethrned soldiers at some appropriate
time when it is proposed that one
block be assignet to the sodiers of
each state. Governor Withycombe
has written O. C Leiter. former Port
land newspaperman, now with the
New York Tribone. asking him to
manage Oregon's part In the parade.
Enlistment Longer Than
Silver ton Man Thought
SILVERTON. Or.. Nov. 26. (Spe
lal to The Statesman.)-Otto Plgard.
who is stationed at a naval supply
store at Seattle, came to Silvertoa
Saturday on a five-day furlough. Mr.
Segard was under the Impression that
his enlistment was for the duration
of the war, but finds Instead that
it Is for four years.
NEW YORK. Nov. 2 C Agents of
the department bf Justice, it was
learned tonight, have obtained four
tons of papers deposited In a ware
house by Dr. Karl A. Feuhr. former
head of the German Information
service in this city. Some of the
material, it is said, will be Intro
duced when the senate committee
next month resumes its exhaustive
inquiry Into the activity of enemy
Red Flag Will
Fly No More in
NKW YORK. Nor. 2. Th board
of aldermen today adonted an ordi
nance prohibiting the display of red
flags at parades or public meetings
here.' The measure becomes effect
ive when Mayor Hylan. who favors
the ordinance, adds his signature.
Maximum penalty of $100 fine aud
ten days' imprisonment is provided
for violation.
NEW YORK. Nov. 26 To prevent
a recurrence of the clash be w teen
Socialists and soldiers and sailors
which followed the meeting In Madi
son Square Garden last night, police
resreves were hurried tonight to a
hall In Hast Fifty-eighth street in
which Internationalists had gathered
to denounce capitalism.
Several hundred men In uniform
gathered outride the hall. They
roughly handled one young woman
wearing a miniature red flag In her
hair while taking It from her.
After th meeting started the sol
diers, and sailors demanded entrance
but were held back by th police.
Representatives who entered the ball
singly came back and assured men
outside that the red flag was not
being displayed and that no disloyal
utterances had been made.
There was but one disturbance in
tbe hall during tbe meeting. This
was when a soldier and several civil
ians removed a red necktie from a
man standing at the raar.
The police lined the streets for a
block in both directions to protect the
Internationalists when the meeting
ended. Women with red flowers or
ribbons on their hats were addressed
roughly by the uniformed men. who
demanded the offending color be re
moved. No attacks were made on
women, nut several men were chased
by sailors and a few were beaten.
Yoang People Meet at
Toit Home Last Sunday
SILVERTON. Or- Not. 2. .(Spe
cial to The Statesman.) The Home
Circle and the Young Peoples society
of -the Trinity church held a joint
meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
L. A. Toft Sunday afternoon. Mrs.
Tot and Mrs. E. Nelson served re
freshments during the afternoon. At
tbe invitation of Miss Laura Toft the
young people stayed to spend the
evening In celebration because of the
lifting of the influenza ban.
Those remaining for the evening
were Miss Emma Moe, Miss Cora Sat
urn. Miss Martha Jensen. Miss Llllle
Madsen. Miss Laura Toft. Ludwlg
Moe. Victor Madsen. Leonard Steve.
George Hendricksen. Alvln Legard.
Clarence RIersen, Thorvold Toft and
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Toft.
During the evening Miss Toft serv
ed cider and cookies.
PARIS, Nov. 26. (Havas) The
member of the new Serbian govern
ment a present In Paris will leave
for Serbia November 2. as will all
the Serbian deputies residing in the
various entente allied countries. Dr.
Anton Korosec. president of the na
tional council at Agram, Crotla. will
also leave for home Thursday.
The Statesman has made arrant-1 done In the Interest of the fourth
ments for the appearance here next
Saturday of Jack Williams, the Orig
inal Human Fly. Th" man to vhnx
that title was first given will thrill
the crowd under the auspices of the
Dally Statesman here next Saturday
afternoon and evening.
And this time Salem f to see tho
real Human Fly. Like all rood
things. Mr. Williams has imi'ators.
two of whom have paid Salem a visit
in the past and have met with fail
ure. Mr. William I the man who on
May 11. 1911. climbed from the bot
tom to the top of the Woolworth
bullllng in New York city. This
building is ."5 stories or over 7
feet high and it took America's great
est daredevil Just 1 hour and 4.".
minutes to make the climb.
During the war Williams worked
under the auspice of the United
Mates Marine corps, making climbs
in the Interest of recruiting In that
branch of the service. and while the
war lasted he made some of the
greatest climbs of bis daring career,
his latest big stunt being the scal
ing of the Smith building In Seattle
while blindfolded and on this
building Ire made a record, climbing
from the silewslk to the top of the
flagpole In 43 minutes. This was
Attorney General Wicker-
sham Declares It Is Manda-1
tory Upon .Vice President;.
to So Act
During Congress "President's
Duty to Beat Seat of
NEW YORK. Not. 2. George W.
WIckersham. attorney general In the
Taft administration. In an address to
night before educators, lawyers,
bankers and merchants, engaged in
International trade who are members
of the coucil on foreign relations, ad-vanccd-the
opinion that 'he constitn-.
tion makes It mandatory opon Ylr
President Marshall to aaume tbe of
fice of president if Mr. Wilson leaves
the United State to attend the peace
Tbe former attorney general quot
ed section one of article two of the
United States constitution which, he
said, prescribed the mode of proced
ure in event of the president's re
moval from office, his death, reslg
nation or Inability to discharge the
duties of his office." He maintain
ed that absence of the president from
tbe seat of government and the coun
try "constitutes an inability to dis
charge the powers and duties of his
office" within the meaning of the
According to Mr. WIckersham. tba
two most Important functions the
president has to perform In connec
tion with a session of congress at
which time, he held "Is the presi
dent's duty to be a the seat ot jot
ernmeut are:
"First, from time to time to 'give
to congress information of lb state
of the anion and recommend to thetr
consideration such measures as he
shall Judge necessary and expedient
and. second, to consider bills which
ehall hare passed the house and sen
ate, and If he approve, to sign then
and If he disapprove to veto them.
The ten days provided by the law
wherein the president must return a, .
bill or It automatically becomes law.
according to Mr. WIckersham. was
Intended "to give citizens Interested
In the bill an opportunity of commun
icating their views to him." Thus
the president, he contended. Is ex
pected always to be In a position to
feel the pulse of public sentiment"
and ''If he Is not within the country
he cannot fitly discharge those da
A third considered, tbe speaker
continued, "subsidiary to the others
but nonetheless Important," Is In ref
erence to the exercise by the presi
dent of a function n connection with
legislatlo. In case of disagreement
between the two house as to time
of adjournment, he added, the presi
Ident may adjourn them to such a
time as he shall thin proper. This
power, he admitted, had never been
exercised In the past because the
president always has been at the seat
of government when congress was in
session, "and able to avert by friend
ly counsel and suggestion the neces
sity of exercising it."
Mr. WIckersham In these points,
declared the absence of the president
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liberty loan campaign. Another one
of his recent triumphs was the
climbing of the Daniels end FUher
lower in Inver, Cl.. which Is 31
utories, or 200 feet high.
io!wsd of a pair of th most
wonderful hands and feet, developed
In eight years of climbing up and
down the sides of tall bnlldings. this
man is all but superhuman. He can
hoi.) a raw potato in his hand and
snieeie it to a pulp In hi long wiry
fingers, and the slishtet Indentation
furnishes him with plenty of hand
hold by which to rllrub. He ran hold
hit entire weight with one flnrer on
the very tiniest of places, and if
climbing a building isn't enough he
more than provides thrills a plenty
when he gets going, a, his manager
put it. doing different stunts on the
way tip. He hangs by his feet in the
most difficult place and makes all
his climbs while blindfolded.
He tiains for his exhibitions like
a prizersher and be never at any
thing for 4 s hours before each climb.
He is tall and s!ini. not at a'l i;k
one would expect h!m to be. His
hands are like those of a well-trained
musician, yet po s.'irg the strenrth
of steel. He was one of the first to
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