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KALKM, OKKGOX, WKIXKSAY MOltXIXG, APRIL 2, llf
PRICE FIVE CKATS
BY THREE TO
Drys Lose First Time Issue Is
Up f o r ' Voter National
Legislation Relied on to
WILLI AM H. THOMPSON
IS RE-ELECTED MAYOR
Political Struggle One of Most
Exciting Ever lin Big
CHICAGO. April 1 Mayor William
Hale Thompson. Republican, was re
elected in one, of the most exciting
political struggles the city ever wit
tSnessed, the incomplete unofficial' re
turns .late tonight indicating that
his plurality would be in the neigh
borhood of 15,000. His nearest 'op
ponent was Robert M. Sweitzer, dem
ocrat, county clerk, whom the mayor
defeated four "years" ago by a plurali
ty of more thanjl47.00O.
- ; Much of , the big vote which the
mayor received .four years ago but
-lost today,' went to State Attorney
Maclay Hoyne, a Democrat, who ran
as an Independent by petition. . -:
-X The mayo.r's triumph was the sub
feet of a noisy celebration tonight
. by his followers.
There were six candidates who ran
for mayor. - The . vote ' was ; about
700,000 out of a registered vote of
nearry 800.000. v' .
. 'Liquor People Win
The city voted "wet" by a sweep
ing majority, the first time the ques
tion has been voted on In Chicago.
The liquor adherents made a cam-
palgn based on the slogan, "let con
gress hear your protests" and the
vote was three , to. one or better in
favor of the. saloons. ;The dry Chi
cago federation- made no concerted
campaign, relying on national legislation.-
The :,wet" nJ "dry' ques
tion went on the ballot by order of
the state supreme court, which found
that the "dry" petition bad been
kept off .the ballot Illegally at , the
preceding election. ' . ' "
. One alderman from each of the
- . 35 wards was elected.
The ma'yo made his campaign on
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these are strictly all wool of ayeryfine quality
aid are excellent materials for. separate skirts.
Suitings; Poplins in heavy black and white, green
and white, blue and white stripes. iThey are 56 inches
wide and were selling at $2.25 a yard, now . ... . .$1-85
White hair line Suitirf Serges, lines are green and
tan, 46 inches wide, regular prices $2,25 a yard, '
now ..... .......... 1 . .$1.85
These are truly bargains.
Serge Suits take first place in the fashion sjiow
We just wish to call attention to our wonderful line ot
serges delivered to us by the Jamestown Woolen Mills,
a name worth mentioning because it means so much
to the wearer of sergts. They are unbeatable qualities
and of very even finish, 56 inches wide in all dark
shades of blue, at yard $2.60 to 4.75
'Even better values in blacks. Also Poplins in black,
blues, browns and greens, 48 inches wide, reasonably
Pounds of Soap Eaten
' in Vain by Convicted
v Captain von Rintelen
NEWARK, N. J., April 1 .
At a time when his j fellow .
countrymen would have , ex
changed a field piece for a cake
of castile; Captain von Rinte
len," convicted German, plotter,
with an aversion for the Atlanta
penitentiary, was blowing soap
bubbles into the Newark jail,
in an effort to convince exam
ining physicians he was suffer
ing from tuberculosis.
This became ' known today,
when officials of the jail as
serted the ex-German naval of
ficer had "borrowed" all soap
- by the pound, had emitted from
his lips a foam which for a time
puzzled tile doctors. But the
unpalatable meal was eaten in
vain, for, still spouting bubbles,
von Rintelen: was shipped
south.. ' -
GARS TIED UP
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Incendiary Fires Are Built in
'Seoul Mission Superin
tendent Mistreated v
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SEOUL." Korea!. Friday. March 28.
(By the Associated Press) Half
the employes of the., street railway
system in Seoul have gone on strike.
There have been a huniber of incen
diary fires in the city.
The superintendent of the Oriental
mission, the headquarters of which
is in Chicago, in a statement issued
today said that he had been "arrested
and maltreated, being ''' beaten "and
kicked. Later he was released 'and
the police' apologized. 5 T jc ' ;7
TOKIO Friday, March 28. (Br
The Associited Pressl The Yomluri
Shimbun, in Its editorial of today,
condemns the military rule in Korea
-declaring that It is increasing the ill
reeling or the Koreans, ine news
paper urges the substitution of a civ
MRS HOAG ELECTED
. BOSTON, April l.rThe Christian
Science' board of directors tonight
announced the election of: Mrs. Ella
E. Hoag of Toledo, Ohio, as asso
ciate editor of the Christian Science
Journal, the Christian Science Sea-
tine!. Der Herold der Christian Sci
ence and Le Heraut de Chrtatian
Science. She succeeds " Mrt. Annie,
M. Knott, who tesiened to become
a. member of the board of directors.
Three Salem Heroes on
Board Returned Vessel
NEW YORK, April 1 Among the
heroes of the 363rd infantry aboard
the Kentuckian who wore decora
tions for gallantry was Sergeant Al
bert C. Pressly of Salem. Ore. . Hs
was awarded the distinguished ser
vice cross for .capturing-single hand
ed a German machine gun and twen
ty prisoners, . Among the returning
officers were Captains Cloyd Ranch
and Manton D. Armstrong, botbbf
Salem. Ore,, and Captain J. S. Ran
kin of Newbu:g, Ore.
OF U.S. CONTROL
Proclamation Signed by Wil
son Removes Power of
NO UNFAIR PRACTISES
Mandatory Features of Lever
Act -Remain in Force;
WASHINGTON. April 1 The
meat packing industry which has
been under, federal license since
October 1917, was released today
from food administration control by
proclamation signed by President
Wilson-, In Tiiris.
Under the proclamation "all. per
sons, rirms, corporations, or asso
ciations engaged in Importing, man
ufacturing, Including packing, stor
ing redistributing fresh, canned or
curedbeef, pork, mutton or lard."
ate released from license by the food
Stockyards which were placed un
der license under another proclama
tion signed in September, 1918, and
ate administered by the agricultural
department, remain .under the con.
trol of that department. Regulations
under these ' licenses have no con
cern with prices and only hare to do
with physical phases of the industry.
r ood administration officials ex
plained that the administration had
never exercised any control over thd
yards. . . . .' i
'.' The . president's action regarding
the packers, officials said, releases
the industry from supervision of ev
ery kind exercised by the food ad
ministration.' including restrictions
on margins of profit. These profits,
it was said, were limited to nine per
cent on total annual business and
about two per cent on the turnover
It was pointed out, however, that
the mandatory features of the Lever
act, under which the industry was
controlled, prohibiting unfair prac
tices, hoarding and profiteering re
main in force, but nnder the author
ity of federal courts. Prosecutions
for violations of this. act. it was said.
wlll.be made by United States dis
trict attorneys through regular pro
cedure. . '' '
While the only Information con
cernlng the proclamation was trans
mitted to the food administration, jn
a brief cablegram from Herbert Hoc,
ver. aivine no details nor the text.
officials here said the action proba
bly was taken as the result of the re
cent discontinuance of the allied pro
visions exnortS r commission and of
meat purchase for alied account. '
The ony tontro over food commod
ities eft to the food administration
is on cottonseed and cottonseed pro
ducts, sugar, wheat and its products.
which come under the supervision o
ihn foori administration s grain cor
poration In New York. ; '
Revocation of Rathbun's
Pardon Defended by For
- mer State Official
DES MOINES. la., April 1. :
James W. Kindig." former assistant
state attorney-general, testifying late
today in the Iowa house judiciary
committee's investigation of tho
Rathbun pardon- case, emphatically
denied that the law had been vio
lated In coanecUon with the revoca
troii of the pardon.
Previous witnesses have testified
that .the county grand jury, which
Investigated the pardon, had. voted
Indictments against Ratnbun's fath
er and broher, and bis attorney.
George Clark, but that these were
not returned when Rathbun agreed
I to ser aside the, pardon ana go 10
prison for life for criminal assaun.
. When Representative Clark of
linn county asked KIndig whether
he believed a wrong lyid been done
when young Rathbua was permitted
to go to i the penitentiary for life
while his attorney was allowed t to
go free, the witness replied: .
"I know he had attacked this girl
in :a most outrageous " Inanner; I
know he attacked ' several other
vminv eirls whn were ashamed t3
iDMir in court and tell their story,
I know he was 'guilty of larceny.
aad that he belonged in the peniten
tlary and that's where we put blm.'
GLASS SAYS I
Secretary of Treasury Confi
dent in Financial Condition
of Country and Ability;, to
Back Bonds. ' !
DECLINE IN LIBERTY !
ISSUES NO HINDRANCE
Stopping of Depreciation in
Market Price by Congress
WASHINGTON. Anril l.oLfi.
dence-in 'the financial nnditinn r
the country aad its abilitr tn finnf
he forthcoming victory liberty loan
was expressed today, by Secretary
Glass In replying to the Bmrepstimi
of Senator Calder of New York that
a special session of congress should
De canea to stop depreciation In the
market price of liberty bonds. ! '
Far from agreeing that the Wi!n
In outstanding bonds might iejna-H-
Ize the popular camnaie.i tnr nin
tation of the ' Victory issue Ithia
month, thereby, tieing up credits by
forcing the banka to take the new
bonds. Mr. Glass declared that ho
was assured the treasury's efforts
to solve the financial problems of
the country would have the support
of " a united and vtctoriou
Depreciation in bonds, he said, has
K v . . . . ......
v?vu me , resun or artificial igmi
ma ne knew of no one who did nnt
Deiieve that all liberty bonds wnnirf
sell above par before matnrttv ;
i nere is today no insufficiency of
credit for the need of mv nacif nl
enterprise, nor insufficiency of cold
10 support our credit structure M Sec-
rexary uiass aeciared.
Letter - Echoes Fight.
Echoes of the political fight which
ocnpied the closing hours of eon
Kress. were contained in tne secre
tary, reply which was In the form
of a letter to the New . York Star
la which he quoted a speech bv Sen
ator Calder on the victory liberty
oona diii m which the senator de
ciared that he saw no reason "why
we -should not feel certain of the
future. Mr, Glass said there bad
been no adverse criticisms since the
bill was passed, which would make
necesary a special session as Mr. Gait
der advocated. , .., -:
"Already commerce and lndustiy
begin to show signs of the renewed
life which must follow the removal
of the restraints and interferences
which war made necesary," the sec
"The war Is won.'. Our present na
tional debt oMese than S25.000.000.-
000 and our ultimate debt after all
war bjlls are paid, which ought not
in any event to exceed $S0,000,000,
000 against which .we shall hold some
$10,000,000,000, of obligations of
foreign governments. Is the -barest
fraction of our national resources.
The relation of our Mebt to our pop
ulation and resources is small in
deed compared to -ttarLof any of the
great countries of Europe.
- Exchange at iSrenilnm.'
"The discontinuance of ' govern
ment interference with the foreign
exchanges. made possible by the cea-i
satio'a. of hostilities has denronstrat
od tbe true position of dollar ex
change, which not only Is at a pre
mium In relation to the currencies of
all the European countries which
were engaged In the war, but bas
now: aproached par of actually reach
ed a premium -with respect to the
currencies 'of European neutrals,
"Our reserve, the smallest-.' in
amount In the world, the greatest
ta relation to circulation and deposit
In any of the countries whW were
en eared in the war. wss on Marc n
28. 51.9 per cent or the com
blned ifcital reserve note and de
rjoRit liabilities of the; federal re
serve banks. This compares most
favorably with a combined, reserve
of 49.8 per cent on November
1918, just before the armistice.
Xo Foreign Debt.
"The government's expeaditures,
which shortly ffter the i armistice
Mmh(1 a. maximum in .'excess of
$29,000,000,000 inmonth., should
after 'theawar bills have been paid,
shrink quickly back to. siy. $2,000.
060.000 a year, in addition; to the
interest and sinking find charges
on the public debt. This debt in
volves merely a payment by the tax
payers to the taxpayers for we are
fortuaate above all the great, coun
tries of the world in having prac
tically no foreign debt. t
"The liquidation which bas taken
place In the liberty bonds since the
armistice ii traceable to other Causes
than the Interest rate and tent of
the bonds. Foremost of these causes
is the fact that many patriotic Amer
ican?. Individuals ' and companies,
subscribe for bonds In a spirit of
patriotic ferver Induced by the war.
In ' excess' of their ability to hold.
The over-soldr condition of -the mar
ket for liberty' bonds thus created
was accentuated by the reaction fol
lowing the armistice. J. which made
many feel they were? released from
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Humbert's Indictment '
Shows Lack of Honor
PARIS. April 1. (Havas) The
indictment of Senator Charles Hum
bert was still being read today at
the trial of the senator and three
alleged accomplices on the charge of
having had commerce with the en
emy. Portions of the indictment
read today concern the participation
of Humbert and Captain Lad on x in
the dealings which resulted Li the
purchase of Le, Journal by Humbert.
The facts adduced by - the govern
ment tended to show that Humbert
evinced a lack of acruptcs in the ne
gotiations for the newspaper.
TO GREET YETS
James Rolpb in New York to
Greet Battle Scarred
MANY ARE DECORATED
700 Comrades Are Burled in
France Regiment Has
NEW YORK. April 1. Fifteen
hundred battle-scarred veterans of
the 363rd Infantry, big strapping
men who traveled more than six
thousand miles from their homes
aad friends in the far western states
to fight with the armies of freedom
on the soil of France'and Belgium,
returned to what they described as
"God's country"' today upon the
Mayor James Rolph of San Fran-J
Cisco, accompanied by his wife, a
committee from tbe Rocky Moun
tain, club and delegations of west
ern citlzeas, temporarily in the city,
rode up the harbor with the local
mayors welcoming committee to give
the boys "royal western welcome'
to the homeland.
Nearly half of the regiment is
composed of replacements. A total
of 1.7Q0 men was Inscribed In the
casualty list, but some have since
returned to the command. Seven
hundred men paid the supreme sac
rifice and many of them now He "la
Flanders fields where popples grow."
The regiment, a part of the 91st di
vision, made a wonde:fnl record in
the Meuae-Argonne offensive last
September and October and the arm
istice found them chasing the 4Iuns
ont of Belgium. Three men In the
regiment return with the coveted
congressional medal honor, several
others. have the distinguished ser-
-vice cross and French war crosses.
which one private aserted "are as
common as second-lieutenants."
The men entrained tonight for
Camp Merritt. N." J., where they will
go through the "delonsing" process,
ffayor Rolph declared that as soon
as the entire regiment is home and
has complied with the quarantine
and sanitary arrangements, it wonjd
be taken direct to San Francisco
and entertained as guests of the
city. Short leaves will be granted
to the boys while at Camp Merritt
and they will be ente'lalned here
by western organisation.
Colonel Harry La T. Cavanaugh.
a Michigan man, cemmander of the
"I doin't know whether they grow
differently in California or not but
I do know one thing: I never saw
a lot of men who could take more
punishment than tbey have. These
men are the prize fighters of the
world. They never say 'die."
ONLY FOUR ARE
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Shipyard . Officials Believe
Collapse of Platform
Did Not Kill Many
BRISTOL, Pa.. ApiU 1. The
knowa dead, the result of the col
lapse of a platform at the launching
of a cargo carrier at the Merchant
shipyard yesterday, remained at four
tonight., After an all-day search, no
additional bodies were recovered and
officials of the company raid they
had no reasont to believe ttat more
than four persons had been drowned
Most of those on the platform
whea it toppled over, throwing them
into the Delaware river, were em
ployes at the shipyard.
" "We have looked up all the ab
sentees," said Gecrg C. Thayer, gen
eral manager of the Merchant Ship
building company," and there Is nd
one else missing." "
Negro Sentenced to Term
in Oregon Penitentiary
PORTLAND, Ore., Ajril .4.- Wal
ter Scott, colored, was sentenced to
a term of 'from two to 10 years In
the penitentiary by Judge Staple
ton today on pleading guilty to man
slaughter for killing Theodore Sykes
colored, who as an uninterested by
stander, intercepted a bullet from a
weapon In Scott's hand In the course
of an altercation between Scott aad,
FRANCE WILL BE ALLOWED
COAL FROM SARRE VALLEY
AS PART OF
German Officer Would
- Tender , Congratulations
NEW YORK- Anrll ' 1. DiVlsion
headquarters here of the 77th divis
ion, which wilt soon return from
France; apnonnced today it had re
ceived information that Lieutenant
Heinrien Print, : the German officer
whose troops opposed the famous
Lost battalion" had. exoressed the
hope be would "as soon as practica
ble" come to the United States to
congratulate personally Colonel
Whittlesey, who had command of the
"lost battalion." Lieutenant Print.
it was stated, formerly was a Ger
man Industrial corporation's repre
sentative at Spokane, Wash.
The Information ftrorunteered at
the 77ths headquarters was received
from Colonel C. O. Sherrill. former
ly of the division's chief of staff and
later with the army of occupation,
and who -Is now in America.
Colonel v Rherill met Lieutenant
Prinz while at Coblenz. the state
ment said, and the German officer
told hint the cool courage of the
Americans depressed the . Germans
opposing the ""lost battalion." These
Germans comprised a battalion of
Germany's 76th division.
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Contracts on Great Paving
Program to Be Let by
Contracts for the improvement of
149.45 miles of highway. Including
107.8 miles or paving, will be let by
the state" highway commission at Its
next meeting in Portland which will
be held at the Multnomah county
court bouse on April 15. Plans and
specifications for the several projects
are on file at room 1301 Yeon build
ing,' Portland. The mileage of pav
ing is the: largest' ever - let at one
time and the estimated cost of tbe
work is $3,000,000. The projects on
which bids will be opened and con
tracts let at the meeting are: ,
Baker county, grading and gravel
ing. BakerMlddle Bridge Post road
project. 18.7 miles In length. 78.-
000 cubic I yards excavation, 3.500
cubic yards gravel service.
Columbia county, grading. Scap-,
poose-Deer: Island. 14.2 miles in
length. 70,000 cubic yards excava
tion, i '
Columbia county, paving. Deer
Island-Ranler, 20 miles In lengths
Coos county, paving, Marshfield
Coquille. 14 miles in length.
Douglas county, paving. Oakland
Yoncalla. 10.4 miles In length. ,
Douglas county, removal of slides.
Myrtle Creek-Dillard, 30.000 cubic
yards excavation. :
Jackson county, paving. Central
Point-Gold Hill., 8.9 miles in length.
Josephine county, paving. Wolr
Creek-Grave Creek. 4.9 miles . In
Josephine county, grading, .stage
road pass-Wolf creek, 4.5 miles In
length. 38.000 cubic yards excava
tlon. . V
Lane county, grading, Divide
Douglas county line. 1.2 miles in
length, 9,500 cuWc yards excavation.
Marion county, paving. Jefferson
north. 7 miles In length. ' '
Polk county, ; paving, , Wckreall
MonmouthtlndependenccV 8.3 nles
in length. f
Tillamook' county, paving, Hemlock-Beaver,
5 miles in length .
Yamhill county,, paving. McMinn-vllle-Sherldan,
8 miles In length.
Yamhill and' Polk counties, paving
Amity-Holmes ; gap crossing. 8.
miles in length. '
Scout Executive Wants
Adjust Home Troubles
PORTLAND, Ore.. April 1. -J. E.
Brockway, scout executive ot the
Portland council of the Boy Scouts
of America, announced itoday Itis
candidacy for the office of judge of
the newly created court of iomstlc
relations. His announcement follow
ed a resolutren adopted by the Port
land social workers organization, last
week, in which repf enentatlves of
all local organications Interested In
social welfare work urged -the ap
pointment of Brockway. Judge. John
H. Stevenron or H. H. Hirdman.
Both Herdman and Judge Stevenson
are reported to have declined to run.
Dinner Hour Saves Men f
from Death in Explosion
BERMINGHAM. Ala., April 1.
The corning and presj mills of the
Dn Pont de Numera Powder Cora
pany's plant at Boyles Gap. near
here were destroyed today by an e
plosion with damages - estimated at
320.000. All employes bad left the
buildings for lunch a few minutes
before the explosion and none were
Injured. V " "
Rhine Frontier Comes Up for
' Discussion by Council of
Four Prospects Are More
DEFINITE AMOUNTS OF
MONEY NOT MENTIONED
Financial -Settlements Will
1 Not Be Definitely Stated
in the Treaty 1
PARIS, April 1. It was stated au
thoritatively tonight aftei; the meet
ing between President Wilson and
the premiers that the prospects for
accord were more hopeful.
Distinct progress was made at the
morning and afternoon session, par
ticularly' regarding the Sarre valley.
The indications are that the French
wm coal from the Sarre valley, which
will be charged against their shire
in the reparation. There was some
discussion of the advisability ' to
leaving the eventful disposition of
Sarre valley to a plebiscite. ,
The Franco-German frontier,
which Is still the foremost subject
rbefore Premiers Lloyd George, Clem-
enceau and Orlando and President
Wilson, Is being represented now
from a new standpoint which offers
some prospect of agreement.',
The first plan was" to give France
economic control of the Sarre coal
fields so as to offset damages yt the ,
coal mines of northern Trance,
was not to have political control over
the large German 'population In the'
Sarre valley which would remain
with Germany. This proved pbpect
ionable. and one of the chief causes
ot the council of four's inaction. Tbe
main objection was the divided con
trol, by which France would be un
able to operate the mines effectlTely.
The new plan, therefore. leeks to.
combine French economic and po
litical authority for a temporary per
iod nntil the productive capacity of
the mines In northern France Is re-
stored, industrial production revived
and the prostration due to tbe war
ended. It is-estimated that five -years
will be required to restore the
mines to normal. ) '
The proposal -was first advanced
as concerning the Sarre region only, -but
it is now regarded as equally
applicable to the left bank of the
Rhine as a posible basis 4 of agreement.-
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A New Phafle Heard
A new phase of the question of
reparation by the council of ofur Is
presented In a prosal to avoid stat
ing in the treaty any specific total
thus escaping controversy over the
largeness or smallness of the
amount. It Is said that this is pos- -sible
by defining the character of the
payments over a period of six years,
without precisely defining what the
total would reach, and eforts are be
ing made to find a formula which -would
express this Idea.
It Is understood that the plan is
considered advantageous chiefly for
friendly countries where expectations
have been aroused ot a total much
larger than Is likely to be allowed.
The Impression is gaining that a
formula will be found covering rep
aration without naming a figure,
the suggestion being made of a com
mission to determine the losses for
the different countries. -.
. Foch In Attendance
Marshal Foch attended today's
early session of the council ' before
leaving for Spa to meet the German
plenipotentiaries regarding., landing'
of Polish troops at Danzig.
The foreign ministers met today,
and disapproved the proposal of
George Nicoll Barnes, the British
delegate, for a plenary meeting of
the conference on Saturday.
King Albert of Belgium, who ar
rived today, "will probably see Pres
ident Wilson regarding Belgian in
terests. . ' .
. Most ot the day council meeting
was given over to the matter of the
Rhine frontier and reparations, but
the Question of the responsibility ot
the former emporer and others for
the war was touched on for je first
The chief remaining details of the
reparations question involve, the
points whether French and British,
pensions will be Included and vhe-,
ther the ' specific amount demanded
will be named lnT the treaty. - Indi
cations from one source are that the
total will amount to '-between $20,
000.000.6ti0 and S25.00O.000.000.
';: " Will Not Keep Ports '
An agreement on at least one
point seems to have been reached in
the peace conferene discussions, ac
cording to the eTmps. Germany is
not to be permitted to keep garri
sons, fortifications, or war factories
not only on the -left bank cf the
Rhine but also along a strip, of at
least 3 miles on the rght bank.
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