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PRICE: FIVE CENTS.
Ccssuttee Is Directed to Ask
Next Legislature to Appro
priate' Money for Statue of
I READ BY GOVERNOR
Resolutions Petition N ex
Session to Make May 3
Three Fatal Accidents
Are Reported for Week
Three fatal accidents were report
ed to the state Industrial accident
commission for the week ending May
our of a total ft 510 industrial
casualties for the week. The fatali
ties were: Roy I. Mapes, Tillamook.
lumbering; Sanx Rasmussen, Clat-
skanie, lumbering; Thornton Um-
phrey, Springfield, electrocuted
while attempiag to walk a girder on
county bridge by coming ia contact
with high, voltage wire., Of the to
tal number or accidents reported 488
were subject to the - compensation
act, 12 were from firms and corpora
tions that have rejected the act and
Hi were from public utility corpora
tions not subject to the act.
TO BE FEAST
Prizes Made More Attractive
to Inspire Professional and
Backlot Fancier to Best
TROPHY IS FOR SALEM
GROWERS OF GLADIOLI
"Those In favor of the objects of
this meeting take the right and
those of contrary mind the left."
I So said Joe Meek, famous Oregon
pioneer' 76 . years ago yesterday.
when tne settlers meeting divided
and voted by a close margin in favor
of keeping Oregon in the United
States Instead of making it a part of
Canada. This meeting, pre-eminent
In the history of the state, occurred
at Champoeg or Champoolck, as It
was known at that time, on the
.Willamette river near Wllsonville.
And to this spot yesterday journeyed
perhaps BOO people from . Portland,
Salem and many other parts of Ore
gon for the- annual pioneer reunion
held at the memorial building there.
Record Are Surprise.
, What was to those old timers who
make the pilgrimage yearly and to
their descendants a -pleasant surprise
was- the exhibition of original
records connected with the Cham
poeg meeting, taken from the docu
ments at the state house and
brought to the celebration by Gov
ernor Olcott. Instead of making a
formal address he explained and
read the papers, which included
many references to Joe Meek, George
Abernethy, the first executive, J. L.
Parriah, one of the: men who voted
at the Champoeg meeting, the first
Oregon census taken by Meek, an
ancient marriage -license written out
completely , by - - hand, laws and
Journals of 1844, the first "laws
; enacted In the state In 1859 and the
original constitution. The governor
said 'that in looking through the
papers he hid found that at the
early meetings the chief troubles of
.the settlers seemed to have . been
-with the liquor traffic, wild animals
and boundary lines.
First of Three- Important
Tournaments to Be Held
Patriotic, Formal and Old
Fashioned Gardens Laid
Out in Courts
One of the most Important events
of the golf season will take place to-
tfya4 the Illlhee cou;se when fh'e
Eugene country club neets the local ifaest and largest in many, yea -s
With more attractive prizes, great
er. attention to quality, an expan
sion of space to three teimes that of
last year and the extension -of the
lists so that all fanciers of the state
will find ' Incentive to exhibit, the
floral exhibitions of the state fair
:iof 1919 will, in all probability, be
of Mary Poncelow
An interesting story though pathe-
,tlc rather than pleasing, surround
the case of aMry Poncelow wiio was
deported - Saturday from the state
hospital for the insane.
The woman formerly was an in
mate of a hospital for Insane at
Clarlnda. Ia. She escaped and the
authorities were unable to locate her.
She came to Oregon and made her
home at Eugene, and from there
wrote Superintendent Steiner of tne
Oregon hospital applying for a posi
tion as nure In the Institution. The
nosition was eiven her and her
knowledge of insane hospitals mace
her successful. Miss Poncelow re
signed to marry- Soon alter her
marriage she was adjudged insane
and committed to the hospital wher
she had been a nurse. In the usuai
way her past was investigated and
it was not until then the authorities
discovered that she was an ewaped
patient from the Iowa institution.
She was sent back to Clarinda Sat
urday. The woman's name by mar
riage is withheld.
SAID TO BE IN
BELGIANS DON'T WANT KING TO
PUT HIS SIGNATURE ON PEACE
TREATY IN ITS PRESENT FORM
(Continued on page 6)
players In the first round of tne
three event tournament which is to
be played for the silver trophy put
"up by Eugene people. The Eugene
eolf ers .will come to Livesley sta-
CARL B. FENTON, FORMER UNIVERSITY OF
OREGON ATHLETE, DIES AT DALLAS HOME
Development of the. decorative
danting of the various courts has
already been begun and every detail
has been carefully worked out to
produce an artistic effect and one
which will show the possibility of
tion or the 9 o'clock Oregon Elec-, proper handling of the various types
tris, where they will be met by a and colors of bloom
delegation to take them to the club
house In automobiles.
Among those expected from Eu
gene are the following: R. H. Camp
bell. W. P. Carroll, L. L. uooaricn
end wife, O. W. W:lffin, Frank Har-
ritt -and wife, Lloyd Hauser, James
L. Hesse and lady, E. O. Immel, E.
W. Marrill and wife, 3 M. Moody.
J.. C. Price, J. K. , Pratt and wife,
A. Rapp. C. D. Rorer, L. B.lgwart.
O.O B Schaefers. F. X. - Schaef ers,
A Vf RwnitM and ladv. A. K. Tit-
fanv. Donald Yonng. John Bovard
and wife. J. M. Miller and wife. E.
W. Hoipe. George McMorran, A. A.
Rodger. G. F. Skipworth, S. L. Stet
son. A. M. French and J M. Travis
and wife. 1 :. . vrirsi. ..:
Albert Applegate, H A. Dunbar
and wife, aad W. B. Martin expect
to motor to Salem.
' There are some-strong players In
the Eugene club, and the Saleia team.
nnder the captaincy of Ereel Kay, Is
The prize money ha3 been so dis
tributed as to make the exhibition
worth while for the 14rge profession
al grower as well as the back-lot
flower fancier. It being the idea to-
make the fair one for the entire state
and not merely "a Salem affair."
The floral building has been al
tered to give three times the space
of former years and has been so ar
ranged as to secure the best effect
for showing the various kinds of
flowers. The exterior planting Is
already under way and will be one
of the features of the fair.
The main central court at the en
trance to the grounds will be in the
national colors exclusively. The red.
white, and blue blossoms will be ev
erywhere In evidence In this section.
The pergola at the exhibit hall will
be extended and a formal garden ar
rangement has been made for It- A
provision has been made in the gar
den for the effective and convenl-
Budapest Occupied, Rumor;
Advances Made at Many
Points Near Capital .
MINISTRY MAY CHANGE
Immediate Capitulation of
Soviets Demanded by
expecting a hard contest, and a large! ent placing of seats and resting plac-
turn-out is expected to witness it
, A Johnny Jones dinner will be
served. v '
Assortments end Qualities that will make Salem
rzzcHnes ibis ' .
BY THE WAY, COTTON SEEMS TO HAVE
'touched BOTTOM AND IS AGAIN ON THE
BISK LOOK TO YOUR NEEDS NOW.
Cambrics, Nainsook, Batista, Persian Lawns, Muslins,
to Meet Your Every Requirement.
In Flesh and White, 36 and 40 in. wide a very
'fine fabric, yd ...... ..f. ...SOc and 60c
LINGERIE CRINKLE: .
, .4 . Pink and White with blue carnation or clover
pattern, 30 in. wide, yard . . . . .43c
, ' " ... .' -
LINGERIE CREPES :
i , In plain colors of pink, blue and white, yd. . . .40c
Another white at . . . .S5c
LONDON. Mav 3. Tbe Rumanian
army is reported to have occupied
Budapest, according to an exenange
telegraph dispatch from Berlin. .
THEISS IS. CROSSED
COPENHAGEN. May 3. The Ru
manians yesterday effected a cross
ing of the Theiss river at szoinoK
and TIsza-Polgar, according to ad
vicea from Budapest. Miskolcz, 90
miles northeast of Budapest, has
been evacuated. I
Czech forces have advanced . near
Banreve, the main cause of-this mil
itary success being lack of lisciplinc
by the Hungarian troops.
V ' 'J
' ; ; A "Vs : ? . , : .
Cabinet Is Unanimously in
Favor of Maintaining the
Country's Territorial and
CAUL II. FEXTOX
White with small, dainty figures,
30 in., yard
. . - - An unbeatable value in a
at pre-war prices, yard . .
fine cotton fabric
SUTAMA SILK: .
. In pink, blue, light green, and white a Jacquard
- figured material 27 in. wide,
really worth more'... ..25c
INVINCIBLE SUITINGS are at., once recognized as
Jbotton Fabrics at superior qualities for Children's
Creepers, Rompers and Dresses. Plain and striped, pink
and blue, yard . .:. -. .35c
es. About tne new pavilion win
bloom an old fashioned garden, all
of the blosoms dear to tbe heart of
grandmother being used In profus
ion. In the place formerly nsed for
parking automobiles will be & great
bed of zinnias. One of the silos has
been removed and where it stood
will be a pond lily pool in which will
be shown many varieties of the wa
ter blooms. I
Many of the unseasonable classes
notably chrysanthemums and sweet
peas, have been eliminated this year
because of the fair coming at a time
when good specimens of these flow
ers are practically unobtainable. The
prize money for them is used In oth
Of special Interest to Salem fane
iers is the gladioli competition In
which only entrants from this city
are eligible, becauae of this bloom
being the official city flower. The
highest award in this class will be
the'lrwin Griffith sup. There will
be other gladioli classes but they
will be open to all exhibitors.
The competition among the state
institutions for the Hart man cup is
expected to be keen this year as
there have been extensive plantings
made with the idea of taking tbe
trophy from the state hoaiptal which
won it last year.
Throughout the exhibition quality
will be the watchword, according to
CJ. B. Clancy, superintendent of ex
hibits. Everything will be done
With the idea of stimulating the in
terest in high grade flowers.
tMr. Clancy said yesterday: "We
want to put on an exhibit of real
flowers not a few f uschlas la to
Following is tbe list of prizes of
fered: Class 91 lVofessional Claw.
Lot No. 1. Collection of green
house plants on ,200 square feet. Use
stock commonly spoken of as foliage
plants and flowering pot stuff. Qual
ity, variety, arrangement to, be con
sidered, firBt, $50; second. $25.
Lot No. 2. Collection of greenhouse-grown
ferns, space 100 square
feet, first, $25; second. $10.
Lot No. . 3.- Collection of carna
tions. 6 vases. 25 blooms in each
vase, first, $10; second, $5.
. Lot No. 4. Best collection cut
flowers. Perfection of bloom, quan
tity, arrangement and decorative ef
fect, 100 square feet, first, $50; sec
ond, $25. ;
Lot 5. Best collection of roses.
may be Included In Lot 4, Marlon
Lot 6. Best display of hardy
nlants and evergreena, suitable for
garden, arrangement and quality
considered, first, $50; second $2o.
Lot 7. Best display rut gladiolaa.
12 to 24 varieties, 3 flowers to each
vase, first, $10; second, $5.
Lot 8. Best display of perennials.
CHANGE IS EXPECTED
BUDAPEST. Friday, Hay 2. (By
The Associated Press) Any hou
may see a change la the ministry
from soviet to social democratic in
order to save the city from occupa
tion by the advancing Czechs, Ru
jnfenians and Serbo-French troops,
directed. It is stated, by General
The city Is quiet but the- is a
feeling of panic lest the reds engage
in massacres of the bourgeoists be
fore the allies reach tbe city, and
entire families are fleeing. The last
DALLAS. Or.. Miy 3.
Carl II. Fenton, widely known
throughout the state as a for
mer University of Oregon ath
lete, and who recently had
returned to his home here
after two years of service
with the army in France, die!
today after an il!ness of sev
eral weeks. His ailment had
been variously diagnosed, but
finally was determined by a
specialist to be cancer of the
brain. Funeral arrangements
have not been nnde.
Sergeant Carl B. Fenton
enlisted i.i Company I Ore
gon National guaid. in March.
1917, and later was Inducted
into the 162nd United State
infantry, 41st division.
!Mr. Fenton was a member .
of one of the most prominent
families of western Oregon.
ajd was a son of Mr. and.
Mrs. II. L. Fenton of Dallas.
He was graduated from the
JUnlverslty of Oregon after
taking a course in civil en
gineering. He was among the
earliest of the Oregon men
to enlist for war service and
his" return from France was
recent. He was nor In the
test of health trpoahis ar
rival home, but his condition
was believed to be caused by
a light attack of influenza
while stationed at Brest,
Minor Matters Concerning
Pole's and Baltic Provinces
Taken Up in Paris
train for Austria, which now is the! Wires Roosevelt That State
only frontier open, lett weanesaayi ... ftftft t n .
n&s fiu,uuu ior mainten
ance of Vessel
Governor Olcott yesterday directed
the influence of the executive office
toward procuring the battleship Ore
gon as property of the state, and i
the navy department will arrede to
afternon crowded to the utmost with
men. women and children standing
in all the cars, and reached KamOrn
at 7 o'clock. Immediately afte-th
departurevOf the train Czechs crossed
the Danube aad cut off the possibili
ty of any more trains leaving.
FRENCH MAKE KEPLY
BERLIN, May 3. It is learned
here that the soviet government at the plan $10,000 appropriated by tne
Budapest has been In communication i9i9 legislature for 'maintenance of
with the French mission at Vienna, the Oregon naval militia may b used
from which it has. received condl- to maintain the ship. When the por
tions demanding the immediate ca- ernor read a newspaper interview
pnuiauou oi loe sumeis uu given Dy i-ran mm u, uooseveii, a.v
surrender of all arms and amirfuni- sistant secretary of the navy. In
tion and that Budapest le occupied which Mr. Roosevelt (stated that tne
by a democratic administration. government might turn The essei
The soviet envoy -eplled that he' over to the state If the state would
bear all expense for its care the cov
entor formulated tbe following tele
gram which was sent to Mr. Roose
"Our state is strongly attached to
famous battleship Oregon and vital
ly interested in ber preservation for
historical and sentimental reasons.
Our legislature unanimously adopted
resolution urging nary cepartrnent
to loan her to this state for training
ship for naval militia. In newspapi
Interview you are quoted as saying
government might turn ship over to
Oregon If government was rellevea
of expense. This state has fund of
$10,000 now aailable for care of ship
and is anxious to possess ship on
terms agreeable to the government.
As governor I not only earnestly pe
tition you to grant request from our
legislature, but give every assurance
that we are ready to take care or
'this famous battleship."
The $10,000 appropriated by the
.last legislature for tbe naval militia
is practically intact for the reason
that since the war the naval militra
is unorganized in Oregon. If the
money should oe enough the gover-
Pretty Spectacle on Willam
ette Campus When Queen
Margarette Is Crowned
was empowered to accept all lhes
conditions, but his counter proposel
that the personal safety of the mem
bers of the government aad their
families be guaranteed was rejected.
FOUND IN LAKE
Fisherman Frightened at the
Sight of Body Floating
Drowning evidently caused the
death of an unknown stranger, whose
body was discovered floating on the
surface of Hubbard lake yesterday
by a frightened fisherman. The laae
which is near the Wheatland ferry.
Hundreds of Isitors and townspeo
ple gathered yesterday afternoon o
the campus of Willamette university
to witness the crowning of Qneen
Margarette I and the homage whici
her subjects paid her. As the royai
party entered the court it was prt
ceded by the varsity quartette sing
ing "Hail to Margarrtte." Following
the quartet came the master of cere
monies. James Crawford, of Port
land. Helen Rose and Gladys Nichol.
maids. EuKene Neill and Billy M
Inturff. train bearers, and Ad elm
and Evelyn Shield, flower girls.
In crowning the queen Mr. Craw
ford paid tribute to Willamette and
especially to those of Its men who
have made the supreme sacrifice r-
war and then to tbe beauty and gr
ciousness of her majesty. Queen Mar
The May fete proper was lopenen
by the awakening of the sleeping
flowers 'about the court of spring
(Genevieve Sevy) who joyously
called the flowers to life. ; Daint
"butterflies flitted gracefully among
For an hour the flowers and birds
danced for the pleasure of then
queen. The assistance of Mrs. Ralpo
White who presented Miss Geneiev.
Barbour in a solo dance, and a group
of children in a butterfly dance wa
much appreciated by the studenrs.
Glenna Teeters. Helen Rose, anc
Beth Brigga coached the dances by
imUSSELS. May 3. (By The As
sociated Press) A petition has been
presented to King Albert by the na
tional political committee that be
refuse to sicn the peace treaty. Thij
comjnitte represents 1 00.000 mem
bers and 300 communes.
The National Beige says that the
cabinet baj unanimously decided to
maintain Belgium's terito-ial and fi
nancial claims In their entirety.
Etuile Vandervelde. minister of
justice, after a long interview with
King Albert has left for Paris with
the mission to transmit to the Bel
gian delegation Instructions not to
sign a treaty which does jot con
tain a clause guaranteeing the eco
nomic future and military security
ITALIA HAS CONFERENCE
PARIS. May 3. (By The Associ
ated Press) Count Macchi de Cel
lere, the 'Italian ambassador to the
United States, had a conference late
I today with President Wilson This
is regarded -as Indication thlf Italy
Is considering a resumption of her
place at the peace conference.
The commission on Polish affairs
of the peace conference this morn
ing took under consideration the
southeastern frontier of .Poland.
The council of foreign ministers
met this afternoon to examfoe Into
the question of revictuallig the Bal
tic province Ha and Finland. The
council also discussed the procedure
to be followed In conaectioa
the preliminary peace treaty." ;
" COLONIES ABE DESIRED
LONDON. May's. Renter's Llm-"
lted learn from reliable sources that
among the terms of the treaty -to -which
the Germans will offer, the
most objection Is that relating to the
surrender "of her colonies. They will
urge that German East Africa. Togo
land and Kamemn be left to her and.
upon refusal, will ask to be assigned
some part in the future administra
tion of the former German colonies.
They will a3k that In case Germany
shall not be debarred from purchas
ing some Portuguese colonies at a
future date, should Portugal be will
ing to sell. ,
A plea also will be made that the
Sarre area revert to Germany after
term of years. The delegates wlU
oppose any proposal to deprive them
of sovereignty over the Kfcl canal,
while agreeing that It shall be freo
to the world's commerce. - They will
oppose any so-called Polish corridor.
while guaranteeing to Poland, the
right of free transit both by rail and
(Continued on page C)
Final Session Is Strictly Busi
ness Purple Hats At
Strictly buslnes. wu the session
of the Phez salesman yesterday pre
vious to departing for their various
sections of the United States. Most
of the day was given over" to per
sonal Instructions to the salesman
by William H. Ragsdale, sales man
ager. , I
The salesmen attracted much at
tcntioa about townyesterday as they
all wore their purple phezes Instead '
of their regular headgear and many
comments were made about the novel
form of advertising.
it - 1 1 .nrfl. rt Ctlam t In a wall
settled country, but nobody In the J'nor .believes the people of the state
(Continued on page 6)
community was able to identify the
man, who had been In tbe water sev
eral days. The body was discovered
on the water about 40 feet from
shore. No means of Identity wen;
found. The man is described as
about 6 years of age, smooth shaven.
clothed In a neat appearing grey
suit, wearing a blue and white necs
tle and a derby hat. He was five
feet ten inches in length and weighed:
about 180 pounds. A piece of fish
ing tackle was found In one pocket.
The body is now at Webb
Clough's awaiting Identification,
would, cooperate with the state in
the provision of funds to keep the
Mrs. A. N. Bush Named
on Memorial Committee
Members of the co.rnmlttee that
will execute wishes of men of the
116th engineers by providing silver,
bronze or other material for memor
ial In honor of Oregon officers and
men who lost their lives while ser- lost their lives in France,
lng in the World war with that reg
iment were announced Saturday b?
Governor Olcott. They are Allen R.
Joy and George R. Funk of Port
land. Mrs. A. N. Bushof4Salem, and
rMs. Ben Selling of Portland. Ap
pointments were made by state War
Mothers and Fathers of theSoldiers
and Sailors club. -
A large regimental fund was ac
cumulated by the engineers while
they were in France and the sum ot
1ST 6 remains. Because the men In
the regiment were from . Oregon,
Washington and Idaho they decidea
to vote to apportion the amount
equally between the three states,
stipulating that it be used to'provlde
a suitable memorial for the men who
Olcott has a draft for Oregon's part
or tbe fund and it will be turned
over to the committee as soon as the
organization Is effected.
Land Settlement Board
Members Get $5 Daily
Compensation of the members of
the state land settlement commission
will be S a day and expenses when
they are In attendance at meetings.
This was agreed upon by the state
board of control ft Us regular month
ly nreetlng Fatu day. "h ensct
ment creating tbe commission rives
the board authority to fix tbe-compensation
and limits It to atteji
ance at meetings. . , .