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and mutt reliable press as
sociation la the world.
Rlfl or know; colder, gentle north
erly winds. i
k.u:.u, oi:i:;:, tu:.iav morning, ovkmiii:i: tt, turn.
riiKT.: five n:TM.
Service iltfen in First National ;
Convention Devise Plan for
Re-imoursing for Time Lost
Dollar per Day Endorsed !
MINNEAPOLIS MAY BE
Universal Training Favored
t Over Large Gard Vote
; i ;Ta Be Had Today i
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Nov. 10.
War; .serrice . adjustment bends
amounting to one dollar for each day
in the federal service, were proposed
tonight to an American Legion com
mittee by Henry D. Lindsey, chair
man of the convention which opened
here today, as the solution of the
problems of compensating service
men and women for their physical
and financial sacrifices A favorable
.committee J report on the recommen
dation' was) expected, j r
Minneapolis i G. II. Q.
Minneapolis won over Washington
P. C, by one vote on the sixth bal
lot for permanent national headquar
ters tad will be recommended to the
convention tomorrow by the head
quarters committee. j
The committee on ' the next con
vention decided to recommend both
Cleveland and San Francisco to the
next convention. i i
Universal Training Endorsed.
Universal military training was
endorsed by slight majority of the
committee considering that subject,
though strong opposition from the
national guard delegates continued
throughout a protracted night ses
sion. : 1 j - -.
Chairman Lfndsley's "war service
adjustment" suggestions would In
volve long term bonds issue of ap
proximately 12,000,000,000, it was
laid, drawing a high rate of inter
est, an dsubject to all .taxes "so that
they would : remain in the hands of
service menurather than be accumu
lated by the rich."
Pension Plan Xot Wanted.
'Money cannot pay you for your
patriotism,"! Mr. Llndsley declared,
"bat your government can and will
adjust the money compensation due
you and yor family for your period
of service, f The American Legion
hould now, and In the years to
come, set: its face steadfastly against
pensioning those who served in this
war and thieir dependents."
100 CARLOADS OF
Distribution by May or Baker
to Favor Industries of
PORTLAND, Nov. 1L More than
100 carloads of sub-bituminous and
lignite coal held in Portland .for
the nse of, the railroads were today
released forf use today by the city.
The release Is in the hands of Mayor
Baker, who said that no deliveries
would be! made unless it is shown
that the coal is needed in apartment
; nouses to srevect the f stopping of
industries. I !
fllfJFRSWARNFnRY PAI.MFR THAT
UNION ORDERS DO
LAWS OR RULINGS
. ""'inuiufl, MT.' 1U. arn-
J was given the United Miners of
America today by Attorney General
JjUmer that resolntions of conven
'ons and orders of of f iceri of organ
zii,Jn, rei not above tb law.
Final declaration of the govern
j ttenra policy of dealing trith the coal
rike was announced bv the attorn
T feneralj while ottieer of the mi
ners organization at Indianapolis
ere strurtlln with thi question
J"w to answer the court's command
?ni "trike order.
"erlblng the strike as a viola-
federal statute. Mr. Palmer.
"Peaking with full authority of the
Kwemment; announced that all the
?r,of the United States would be
..xerted to enforce the mandate of
'he eoort, . . . .
am?' .jlWUtT Foreseen
in ,!thottn I no reference was made
to Ik Uotey general's statement
laVi Proaouncmeni of - organixed
'nX ""rting tlie miners and de
rrr! tMdrawaf of . injunction
fadings.) u was evident that Mr.
YOUTH DIES OF WOUNDS
DUCK HUNTING FATAL
LEFT HAND BLOWN OFF
S KUGENE, Or.. Nov. 10. Lee
Nelson, aged 16 yeara. died here
last night: as a result of a gun
shot wound sustained thai morn
ing. He was handiins nin auto
matic shotgun while out h,nnting
ducks, near his home at Cobun,.
Ho d topped the gun to the ground
and it was discharged, the hi id
shot tearing oif Ida left hand and
ranging upward to the shoulder.
Ho was rushed to the hospital in
Kugene and died several hours aft
erward from the shock of the am
putation of the- arm. He was the
son of Mr. arid Mrs. N. J. kelson,
living on a farm and le.ive h.
sides four sisters and three bro-
IN ARTICLE X
Debate on Section Nears Con
v elusion in Senate Res
IRELAND77 FIGHT RITTER
Adoption, of Reservation Not
" Liked by Administration
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. The
fight over article ten of the league
of nations covenant neared a con
clusion today in the senate, with de
velopments promising adoption of a
reservation wholly unacceptable to
the administration, i
During the day the reservation
drafted by the foreign relations com
mittee almost identical with one
which President Vilseon has an
nounced he would regard as a rejec
tion of the treaty, weathered air at
tempts to alter it and rallied a sup
port which seemed to insure final
acceptance. A vote4 is expected tomorrow.-
The reservation jrovides
that under the article, wbicipledges
member states to preserve as against
external aggression the territorial In
tegrity and political Independence of
all other members, the United States
shal assume no obligation to use its
naval or military forces except on ex
presse authorization of congress In
every specific case.
Itebato Heights Bitter.
The debate, which summed up six
months of senate discussion, reached
a high pitch of bitterness several
times. Ie developed another spirit
ed clash on the question of Ireland's
status, Senator Williams, Mississippi,
assailing Irish-Americans who oppose
the league, and Senator Walsh, Mas
sachusetts, replying ; in a- speech
charging that the administration had
undertaken to deprive him of all fed
eral patronage because lie did not
support the treaty without qualifi
cation. ; y -J- .
Just before adjournment the Unit
Just before adjournment the unit
ed Republican forces backing the
reservation almost weret split by a
Democratic proposal to make the
qualification even more sweeping.
But the Republican leaders soon re
covered their hold on the situation
and declared that dangeriof amend
ing the committee draft had passed.
Walsh Introduces Amendment.
The amendment upon which the
Republicans momentarily divided
was introduced by Senator Walsh,
Democrat of Montana and would
have added to the reservation a pro
viso that the United States, releases
all members of the league from an
obligation to it under article ten, and
declines to participate in any pro
ceedings by the council authorized
Palmer had that document In mind
and official Washington accepted hJs
declaration to mean, that refusal of
the miners to cancel their strike
order would mean a fight to the end
There was no attempt in official
of labor circles tonigh. to conreal the
feeling that the, situation was giave
and eettincr bevond the question of
coal srike. This was due to the be
lief ihA miners annarentlv were not
of one mind on tha question of mak-j
ing qntclc reply to the court.
, Hrrmte Attnr Ferlemtlon.
The action of the executivs conn
ell of the American Federation of La
bor upholding the strike, pledgmjz
srinnort to the strikers and denounc
ing the government's injunction suit.
was variously interpreted." While of
ficers of the fe-deral refused to add
ms wnrrf hv uav of lexlslation it
vi. no Attacked on the floor of the sen-
f.te and emphasized there thai under
the food control law -injunctions
could legally isiue against strikers
(ntorriintlntr th6 ration's : food Or
NO MOVE TO
Decree of Federal Court to
Union to Call of Wall ;out
Not Heeded Conference
Held by Labor Heads to
NO AGREEMENT REACHED
Workers Weigh All Phases
Disobedience Not Con
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Nov. 10.
No agreement had been reached by
officials of the United Mine Workers
of Ameriea. in conference here today
to consider the order or the federal
court last Saturday to call off the
strike of union coal miners when
they adjourned at G o'clock tonight.
Delegates said no action had been
The union heads, who include in
ternational officers, district presi
dents and members of the executive
board and scale committee, resumed
their deliberations at 7:30 o'clock to
night but it was the general belief
that no formal action would be tak
en before tomorrow. In view of the
provision of the court order, instruc
ting the miners' chiefs to present to
the court for approval -their order
withdrawing the strike of OctoWr
15 within 72 hours, it wa3 predicted
tonight that no announcement would
be made before the expiration of that
time. The court order was signed
at 12:25 p. m. en Saturday, there
fore the" union officials must report
to the court by that time tomorrow.
Opinion Vary Widely
Although extraordinary measures
were taken to prevent the proceed
ings from becoming public. It was as
certained when disconnected remarks j
by delegates that the discussion J
brought out wide divergence of opin
ion as to what course the coal work
ers should pursue on the courts or
der. Alexander Howat, president of the
Kansas district, remarked to Frank
Farrington, president of the Illinois
district as they passed newspaper
That was a good speech yon made
Frank, I agree with it fully."
Mr. Howat, before leaving Kansas
for the conference here, gave out a
statement in which he declared that
"regardless of injuction. prisons and
judges" he intended to fight.
Imprisonment Not Feared
Another delegate said: "It isn't a
question of going to jail. These men
have no fear of that. We are debat
ing as to the welfare of the United
Mine Workers. They ore debating
too, whether they should take a po
sition that would stand against the
attitude of the federal government.
' John L. Lewis, acting president of
the Mine Workers, at the close of
each session today said:
"We haven't a thing to give out
at this time."
Other officials and delegates ad
opted the same attitude.
There was every indication that
the majority of the mine workers
are determined to weigh all phases
of the issue before taking any step
toward disobedience of the strike or
der. The only action of the government
was the serving of 23 copies or the
temporary injunction Issued Satur
day. The writs served are return
able on December 1, instead (of No
vember 20. the date the original or
ders are returnable. . i
At 10:30 p. m. tonight delegates
intercepted in the corridors adjoin
ing the convention hall said that the
miners' general committee expected
to stay in continuous session until
some decision was reached and one
man predicted that this would not
occur before 2 a. m. It was stated,
however, that should the delegates
agree it was not likely any statement
would be made before tomorrow.
Fish Hatchery on Stout Creek
, Will Be in Operation Next
That the proposed new state fish
hatchery on. Stout creek, a mile be
low Mehama, Marlon county, will bf
operating next season and that egg
will be in the hatchery by June was
the announcement made here yester
day by R. E. Clanton, master fish
warden of the state. The site has
been approved by -the state fish and
MRS. KERBY B "gJgTg Jg
GAS AND HANGING USED!.
DESPONDENCY IS CAUSE
ASHLAND. Or.. Nov. 10. Mrs.
George Kerby. wife of a butcher,
was found In her home here late
today, hanging by herjwck to a
gas fixture. The Kan had been
turned on. Officers who investi
gated said Mrs. Kerby, who was .
the mother of a small baby, had
b-n in ill health and Mai de
spondent. ARMISTICE DAY
RE QUIET HERE
Noise-making at 1 1 O'CIock
and American Legion Dance
ALL BUSINESS TO CLOSE
Flag to be Presented to Capi
tal Post, by Mayor for
Citizens of Salem
Salem's observance of Armistice
dav will be quiet this year, the only
thing on the program, so far as the
city at larse is concerned, will be the-l
blowing of all whistles and the gen
eral noise making at 11 o'clock. To
night will be the dance given by Cap
ital Post No. 9, American legion for
service men and women and their
Stores, banks, state county and
city ofrices and th public library
will be closed all day, The post of
fice will close at 10 a. m. There wll
be one delivery In all parts of the
city and on rural routes to prevent
a congestion but alii other depart
ments of the office will close prompt
ly at 10 .
The business dlstrlck will be" hung
with flags and merchants are urged
to decorate their establishments.
Ikuicr 1 KVent
The biggest event on the" day's
program is the American legion
dance In the armory tonight. There
will be an orchestra of eight select
ed artists and the auditorium has
been decorated with a profusion of
flags. Featured In the decorations
will be the regimental colors of the
G.'th coast artillery and the 162nd
infantry. Oregon's- two regiments
which went overseas.
Flag to foe Given
Features of the program will be
the musical numbers, one at 9:30
and the other at 10 p. m. provided
through the courtesy of the Cher
rians. Following the first number will b
the presentation to Capital post of
a large silk flag by Mayor Otto Wil
son on behalf of the citizens of Sa
lem. The flag will be carried by
Malcolm Smith and Theodore Walk
er, high school cadets and following
its presentation will be displayed on
the stage. The-vresentatIon cere
mony will be brief and dancing will
be resumed Immediately.
Officer Isrfue Statement
Regarding those eligible to attend
the dance the officers of the post
have issued the following statement:
l A11 men and women who were in
the service and their women friends
accompanying them are. eligible to
attend the dance wbetbar or not they
have applied for membership in Cap
ital post or any other post of the Am-
(Continued on page 6.)
MUCH TOO SHORT
Total of Red Cross Member
ships After Eight Days is
New members to the number of
552 were secured in yesterday's Red
Cross membership drive.
This brings the total up to Z53
member aecured dnrinr the eicht
dive nf the ramoaien now Dast. This
does not compare very favorably with
Salem 1918 record or more than
8000. Join now. -Ttave
vhn naid vonr "membershio
dollar" to the Red Cross within tho
past few days?
If not you have less than 12 hours
in wihch to da the "square thin" by
the organization which has always
specialized In a square deal. Re
member that the Red Cross brought
relief to our men at arms and their
families during the war. The neces
sity for relief work has not lessoned.
No! The war for relief ef human
suffering ia not over. That dollar
or yours will never have a better op
portunity to accomplish real good.
And your sympathy and Interest In
a great cause helps.
If you have not enrolled for the
year 1920 and do not meet a Red
Cross" worker on the streets, cele
brate Armistice day by going to Red
Cross headquarters ,on the second
floor of the postotfice bunding aad
paying your membership dollar there
At Liberty the Red Cross workers
attained their goal in a drive of one
day's duration, which was yesterday,
collecting 1110.50 in memberships.
President, Secretary Baker
and General Pershing Issue
Statements Reviewing War
and Results Achieved
ARMISTICE DAY HELD
TIME FOR SOLEMNITY
Possibilities of Future Wait
Development by America
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. Presi
dent Wilson. General Pershing and
Secretary Iiaker today Issued state
ments to the American pople on the
occasion of the first anniversary of
the signing of the armistice.
The president said to Americans
the reflections of Armistice day
would be filled with solemn pride In
the heroism of those who died In
the country's service and with grat
itude lor the victory both because of
"the thing from which it has freed
ns and because of the opportunity It
has given America to show her sym
pathy with peace and Justice In the
councils of the nations. -
IVrhina; I.Miid IVogrr.
The exercise by the American peo
ple of practical patriotism during the
war. General Pershing said, was an
avowal of their k firm adherence to
the principles it government that
will continue to have great Influence
npon the progressive thought!
hroughoot the world.
Secretary Haker said that while
mourning its dead, the nation was
grateful for their achievement and
for that of their living brothers and
that, "in the name of both we may
hope for an early accomplishment or
the terms of peace that shall com
plete their work npon the battlefields
of t ranee. " . i .
Wilon IlrcalU Glory.
President Wilson's, message fol
lows: - .
"To my fellow countrymen: A
year ago today our enemies laid
down their arms in accordance with
an armistice which rendeted them
Impotent to renew hostilities and
gave to the world an assured oppor
tunitv to reconstruct Its shattered or.
der and to work out In peace a new
and Juster eet of International rela
tions. The soldiers and people of
the European allies had fought and
endured for more than four years to
uphold the barrier of civilization
against the aggression of armed forc
es. We ourselves had been in the
Conflict something more than a year
and a half. With splendid lorgetful-
ness of. mere personal concerns we
remodeled our industries, concent rat-
(Continued on Page C.) ,
FARE FORTH, MY SOUL
BY PERRY PR ESCOTT REIGELMAN
Fare forth, my soul, on pilgrimage
To sacred shrines across the sea; .
Fare forth today no battles rage.
I No ghouls destroy the night in glee,
No shattered forms In mud and rain -
Are gasping prayer for .help in vain.
Fare forth, my soul, on eager wing.
. .Where, long ago. the bullets sang;
Where, long ago. the death cries rang.
But where, today, the maidens sing.
The world sweeps on in reckless pace
And with a million foibles teems;
A year has caught ns In the race.
And softened burning hate to dreams.
An age. It seems, yet wounds are raw
Where struck the Hun's malignant claw.
Still bleach men's bones against the sky;
Grim, shattered walls shake In the blast
Where once the battle's fary passed
-Bruised hearts still ache but voice no cry.
Oh. stop, my soul, at each dear shrine '
Where Truth's Crusader fonght and bled.
And drink for me In deep ted wine
A solemn toast unto our dead. .
For them, no more the conflict's crash!
For them, no more tha war's rtern lash! .
They pledged their all. and all they gave
Without reserve, without regret;
And I. today, cannot forget
They've found new Life beyond the grave. .
The roaring guns are dark
The shock of grappling
Brave .millions living once
And blown about from
And yet. within my oul, their cry.
As spirit feet go marching by.
Is ringing ever In my ears;
"Remember us who. fearless, died
On' fields where winds thrn pop pie sighed;
Remember us and dry your tears."
. ... . .
The sweeping host of spirit men
Surged on and on in endless line
With pulsing forms, clean-limbed as when
They first were born, their eyes a-shlne. .
"Forget not ns beyond the Veil.
Who follow now the Unseen .Trail
To Sunrise Land wnere blossoms blow.
Keep faith with us who rave our best!
Keep vigil constant, without rest, -
For we are watching and we know."
WRECK KILLS TWO MEN
FREIGHT PILES IN DITCH
ONE VICTIMS VETERAN
LA GRANDE. Or.. Nov. 10.
Two men were killed near Perry.
Ore., early today when six cars of
a freight train on the Oregon
Washington Railroad aad Naviga
tion were wrecked and piled up In
the ditch. One victim was Identi
fied as CheMer A. McLaughlin of
Harlow ton. Mont., an ovemeas vet
eran. The other body h4 not
Wen Identified tonight. The two
nun who were killed were In one
t the wrecked cars. They were
members of a party of six hw
were said by trainment to have
be-n stealing a ride.
SEAT IN HOUSE
BY HEAVY VOTE
Ballot to Unseat is 309 to 1,
Voight, Wisconsin, Sup
WAR OPPOSITION CAUSE
Governor to Call Special Elec
tion to Fill Socialist's
WASHINGTON. No. 10. Victor
U Eergcr. Milwaukee Socialist, was
denied his seat la the bonse today
by an overwhelming vote, the bouse
helding he was ineligible for mem
bership oeeaase of his oppocition to
war. The vote to osat Herger
.was 309 to I. Representative Voight
of Wisconsin was the only member
to support Berger.
The haute then declared the seat
vacant, holding that Joseph P. Car
ney. Democrat, who contested Iier
:ers election did not receive a
plurality In the election of last year.
Without a record vote the noute di
rected SMaket Gillelt to notify the
Wisconsin governor of the vacancy
so that a special election may be
called to choose a new niemix r.
GovF.nxon to call ron
. NPKCI.1. KliXTIOX.
MILWAUKEE. Nov. 10. Gover
nor E. L. Phllipp of Wisconsin, when
notified tonight of Victor L. Bergera
expulsion-from congress.,. announced
he would call a special election with
in a few days to fill the vacancy.
Kay Wins Gardner & Keene
Gdf Trophy From Brown
T. D. Kay won ih Gardner &
Keene trophy from George C. Brown
In the gofj finals played off at II
lahee country club Sunday. The
srote wa4 S up and 4 to go.
men Is done
sun to sun.
Slayer of Mrs. Eunice Free
man Threatens to Kill War-
den Steiner and Deputy
: ENDORSES ACTION
Convict StUl Voices Regret at
Failure to Murder Mrs.
Because he threatens to k:i War
den R. E. L. Steiner of the slate pen
itentiary and Depnty Warden John
O. Talley, or any of his fellow pris
oners who step on his tot." Clar
ence Johnson. slayer of Mrs. Emlce
Freeman of Portland has been p!arrd
la solitary confinement. Wardt-a
Steiner t-;orted this action to Gov
ernor O!cott yesterday, and the gov
ernor aaid the warden would bare
the backing of the executive office
In this method of subduing Johnson
who has been In an ngly mood since
he was received at the prison' oa Oc
Warden Steiner had Johnson lock
ed in a solitary cell before he report
ed to the governor, and declares the
prisoner will be kept there contln
ally except for Very brief Intervals
each day when he will be alowd
the meagre privilege of the bull pin
for exercise. Solitary confinement
is rarely employed at the priaoa and
at the prevent tint, no other prison
er Is receiving this treatment.
Johaaon Demands rrtvilece.
The action Is not a punitive meas
ure, as I believe that no pui!fcmnt
co a Id develop a good man out rt
him. aaid Warden Steiner in his re
port to the governor.
ATter reciting the eireamMitiCfS of
Johnson' b ratal killing of Mr.. Free
man and recalling that Le -ol a
woman la California, the warJs r
port that Johnson .still declares the
regret of his life U that he did not
saccrd In killing Mrs. Melva Wil
li ma. a woman with whom he tad
kept company in Portland and whom
he blames for his arrest. His threat
against the lives of Warden Steiner
and Deputy Talis yhave been made
because certain privilege he has de
manded have been denied him. On
several occasion he has kept the oth
er prisoners awake by boasting lo9
ly In hi cell that he wonld -get",
Deputy Warden Talley. Several times
he haa assumed a threatening atti
tude toward Warden Steiner. When
Deputy Talley placed hlra In the oi
Itary cell he informed Johnson that
he wonld be treated with kindness,
but that he had entered the peniten
tiary with a "cntp on his shoulder"
and that be would have to take a dif
firurlrla Avoid Johnou
-I will keep It there,- retorted
.-The other prisoner! aa well as
the official of the prison are entitled
to protection." aaid Warden StelneT
yesterday, "and there Is not Mr g else
we eaa do but pat hlra In solitary
confinement without leaving an nn
falr risk to prinerf . tnard and of
Josnson bas ben avoided by the
other prisoners since the day he en
tered the penitentiary. On hi nrt
day In the prison no convict wonld
even give him a 'match, and he is
accorded no better treatment by
Marriage of Miss Esch
Is Surprise to Friends
Mis Florer.ee 8. Esch. who since
September. IflS. has been employed
in the secretary cf state's office,
iurptised her associates y-terday
morning when she reported for duty
that she had been married Saturday
nlpht. Mis Esch was mtrrled to
T. K. Beil o fthe Hunt Lr- can
nery, the wedding taking pLre at
Vancouver Saturday night. Mrs.
Bell is the danthter sf Former Sher
iff and Mrs. William Ech of Salem.
THE RED CROSS
Don't let the KM CrosJi
Drive fail in jSalera.
Worker to solicit on the
street for the Ketl Crow roll
eall are wanted tolar. Come
to Ifcnl Crv headquarter
hr 10 M) for stiprl' m
The Doy Seonta cf Salera
will .it in tha work today.
Make the spirit universal ly
Tolnnteerinj- yonr dollar !
fore the solicitor has a chance
tot ask you.
Wear your 1020 Red Cro