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SALEM, OUKGOX, WEDNESDAY MOItXINU, NOVK.MIIKR 121919.
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FEDERAL OPERATIVES HURRY TO
CENTRALIA TO HELP OFFICERS
FIGHT OFF FRENZIED CROWDS
Government Agents Start Investigation Destined to Round
Up All Radicals in Any Way Connected With
Killing of Ex-Service Men
SOCIALIST MAY GET HATITIW DimPET
DEPORT RADICAL, IS CRY
CITIZENSHIP UNDER FIRE
L W. W. LITERATURE FOUND IN RAID ON QUARTERS
Approximately 16 Reds Are Arrested and Lodged in Jail
While More Than 200 Soldiers Are Angrily Combing
Hills and Woods in Search of Other Rioters
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- 1L.K., Adv. 11 -company F of the Third WnshWt on
T . I? . A. L 1 1 A. t i 1 " U . mm
juiuir- was urucreu 10 v,emrana cany tonight by Governor L: F.
jiari, nfi was pjweu-u 10 ie on me way within a few hours after
tne order was -received; me company was said to be about 75 strong
At the office of Brigadier General IL J. Moss, adjutant general
of the state, here, it was said by General Moss that whether further
troops Would be sent would depend, upon the situation at Centralia
after the arrival of Company P. Orders for only the one tompanv
had been received, he Raid.
Radicals Under Investigation
Recently General Moss said the entire state guard could be mob-
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov.
11. Depo-.talion of Victor Lerg
er, recently denied a seat in con
gress and unseating cf Represen
tative Voigt of Wisconsin, who
cast the only vote in lierger's fa
vor, was recommended to the Am
erican legion convention late to
day and was receivd with tremen
On motion of the. entire Wis
consin delegation the resolution
demanding cancellation of larg
er s citizenship was unanimously
ilized in a few hours if needed.
f Two" department of justice opera
' tlv'es left Seattle early tonight " for
, Centralia; Wash,, to make a search
ing investigation of the activities of
the men under arrest there in con
nection with today's shooting; The
announcement was made by R. C.
Saunders, United States district at
torney... ! .
"We are keeping close track of all
radical activities and publications in
this : district,"--Mr. Saunders de
clared. "We are watching every sus
pected 'red' In" Seattle, Tacoma and
the rest of this district. This office
wilt not temporize with radicals.
The first breach of federal law
committed by them will bring the
power of the government to bear on
them."' '- : .
Circular Founl by Police
Mr. Saunders disclosed for the
first time the recent discovery by
department of Justice operatives of
an alleged I. W. ... W. circular which
was being secretly distributed among
negroes there, he' said, with a view
to inciting race hatred and Inducing
TO LARGE ARMY
Resolution Making Body Non-
Political Adopted by Major
ity of 100 Votes
OFFICE HOLDERS RAPPED
the blacks to join the I. W. W. Con
ies of the circular. Mr. Saunders said 1
viiucu iu iue uepan-
ment of justice at Washington. D.
C. . '
Sixteen Lnnd In Prison
Approximately 16 alleged radicals
had been arrested and lodged in the
city jaiiat Centralia at 6:30 o'clock
tonight and a crowd-of 200 ex-service
men were angrily combing the
hills and woods surrounding Cen
tralia for others,' a telephone mes
sage from R. B. Jackson, night pa
trolman at Centralia, to the Asso
ciated Press said. Four rifles and
four or five revolvers were said to
have been taken from "the men al
ready under arrest.
Today's riot at Centralia was the
second big I. W. W. disturbance in
the Pacific northwest in recent
years. , The first occurred at Ev
erett, Wash., 30 miles north of here
when a boatload of Seattle I. W. W.
attempted to "invade" Everett to
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THIS IS A TRULY NEW CREA ¬
TION I IN PLUSHES. IT'S DIF
FICULT TQ DESCRIBE THEM.
THE SORT OP INVISIBLE
STRIPE EFFECT GIVES THEM A
CHARM ALL THEIR OWN. THE
COLORING AND LIGHT PROPER
TIES ARE TEASING 'AND THE
VARYING FOLDS OF THE FAB
RIC REVEAL THE ALLURING
WITCHERY AKIN ONLY TO
COSTLY FURS. "
A wonderful Plush for Coats and
especially good for girls' and chil
dren's wear comes 50 niches wide,
in colors of Brown, Navy, Burgundy
and Steel Grey at yard QQ
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On Our Entire Line of
And Scarf Sets
Undoubtedly the largest assortment tO(
chooso from in the entire Willamette ValJ
ley. Good, wool knitted scarfs at no sem
blance of present values.
Certificate From French Gov
ernment for Families of
Total Is $174,079.88, or an
Excess of $17,000 Over
Amount for This Year
Bonds Will Be Paid
FRAUD OPERATIONS BARE
UllUrHUAL5AKtHtLU rxr nrnirrnri irmi in AnniUMP IM
ARMISTICE PARADE SHOT D
IN COLD BLOOD BY RADICALS
Reds Open Fire From Windows of Tower Avenue Building,
With Result that Two Paraders Fall Dead in Their
Tracks Third Soldier Dies Later at Hospital ,
Costly ; Non-paying Property
Must e Disposed of, Offi
SEVEN - FOUND GUILTY
INDIANAPOLIS, lin.. Nov. 11.
6eveo alleged bwindlers. Ineludins
Mayor Ilollin II. Bunch of Munlce.
Ind.. and P:oecutlns Attorney Hor
ace G. Morphy of Dt-laware county,
were found guilty in federal court
today of conspiring to use ihe mails
fThe seven -nin were part of
group of 2 4 Indicted in connection
with the M uncle case birh involv
ed more than 20 alleKed awlndle
cases and a total of S liO.000. All
other defendants had pleaded guilty.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Nov. 11. j
The first convention of the Am
erican legion today started pronoun
cing of itf policies by adopting a
resolution declaring the organization
to be non-political and demanding
the deportation cf Victor L. Perger
of Milwaukee as a "disloyal citi
zen." Endorsement of universal military
training with a small standing army
and no compulsory military service
in time of peace, was voted enthusi
astically tonight by the legion con
vention. It was recomrr ended that
the national citizen army be under
flocal yrontrol and! administration,
subject to general naiionai regula
tions. A stormy session began late to
day after the legtcii had observed
Armistice day by a parade which
ended with presentation vf decora
tions to members of the. 151st field
artillery, a regiment composed large
ly of Twin City men.
Other important decisions reach
ed included selection of Indianapolis
as permanent national headquarters
and Cleveland as the convention city
Holders of public offices candi
dates are barred from office in the
legion by the amendment to the
constitution adopted late" today.
A minority report permitting po
litical officers to be officers or tne
lezion was defeated by an overwhel-
mine viva voce vote, but the roll-
call vole on adoption of the "non
Tw,1ificnr' rraolntion showed a ma-
toritv of about 100 of the 6S4 votes
A certificate from the French gov
ernment for the family of each sol
dier killed in France was p esented
to the convention.
Rapid Sale of Tickets Indi
cates Record Attendance
The first performance of the state
penitentiary minstrels will bejgiven
,In the prison audito.ium tonight,
and the indications are that atten
dance will be heavy. There has
been a rapid sale of tickets at all
the places where, tbey are on sale.
.Experience has taught the prison
minstrels that two performances are
always necessary to accommodate
all who wish to see the annual per
formance, eo a eecond khow will be
riven tomorrow nieht. Tickets are
on sale at the following places:
Pprrv'ss tlrue store, the Will nm-
sic store. Patton brothers. Comsiior
rial book store.. Crown drug store
the Y, M. ( A., the Ch-rrintUon
! niano store by Charles Maxwell at
the 0:gon Electric depot, and by
the state house.
Daughters of Veterans
rz to Form State Society
The ways and means committee
of the city council met at the- of
fice pfCity Itecorder Earl jiace
last night and fixed upon a tenta
tive budget which will be presented
to the council at the meeting next
Monday night for approval or re
jection. The total of the tentative
budget Is $174,079.88. an excess of
a.bout $17,000 over the budget of
Ihe year now closing.
Under the S per cent tax limit-'
tion an Irrrease of only $2400 would
be allowable were It not for the fact
that $12,050 is to be nsed to pay
on $82,050 In general -obligation
bonds that fall due January 20. The
constitution of the state allows 6
per cent to be exceeded for this pur
pose. The remaining $70,000 ot the
bonds will be refunded serially for
20 year3, according to the commit
tee s recommendations. '
The committee will recommend
Toratlosure on Oaks addition. It
rus shown thmt th city baa paid
11.132.4? in taxes on property In
The tentative budget, as fixed
upon by the committee laft night,
Recorder's salary and purchasing
Clerk hire. $2400. !
Treasurer's salary. $1500.
City attorney, $1500.
Stenographer, city attorney, $400.
Salary of street coinmisbioner,
Marshal's salary. $1200.
Salaries, police department, .$10,
Salary, police matron. $900.
Expend, police department, $500.
Expense, city jail. $150. .
Health officer. $506.
Sanitary officer, $1C00.
Incidental expenses health officer.
Salaries and maintenance fl:e de
Water supply, fire hydrants.
Engineering and surveyins. $2000.
Maintenance. public buildings.
Fuel, city hall. $600.
ComTort station. f70T.
Public library. $6S00..
Public parks, $2 too.
Public printing. $250.
Incidental expenses of city. $3000.
llond. installments and interest.
Improvement bonds, redemption.
weping and cleaning sireeis.
Maintenance or namJ.
KtrwU and Highway FuimI.
.Materia! and lalor, fi'ieet depart
Construction and maintenance or
city bridges, $2000.
Special Sewer anil lralnc i omi.
Installments, szi.'mju; inierei.
Total. $174,097.88. .
Department Heads to Fix
Salaries of All Employes
a .Twin! committee of s'ate of
flcials. chosen at a meeting called
iim, acn at the insrance
Olcott to device a means
otanrlardlzinz salaries of sten
acranhers and clerks at the canltol
ii.m. .iu hoc hen
on a more .-.-, -
nn.hli. to work on! this Plan, ami
will leave the matter of salaries to
.o..wi r h .lenarlmont". Tills wa
knnwn after a mcet!pg of do
oartment heads yeFterday in the of
fice of Governor Olcott. .
...rvdv iyt salariei being paid
clerical help for the Mate and :
ilar help paid b yVprivato emp oye.
I I i ' L
Fifteen of CG Reds Arrested
in New York Detained Un
der $5000 Bail
PRISON TERM IS PENALTY
Delay in Deportation Causes
Officers to Proceed Un
der State Statute
BRITT SMITH IS HANGED BY ANGRY CITIZENS
Governor Hart Orders One Company of Military to Centralia
to Prevent Rioting and Other Units Are Mobilixed for
Immediate Service Mob Rule Deplored
NEW YORK. Nov. 11. Eighteen
of 27 radicals arrested in Saturday
night's raids were arraigned in the
municipal court today on charges of
violation of the state's criminal an
archy statute. They were held In
$5000 bail eah for examination to
morrow. Five others mere held in
The charges aealnst the men held
rot forth that they are members
of the communist party. Federal de
position proceedings, it was point
ed t)ut. would involve ' considerable
delay, whereas early action may be
obtained under the criminal anarchy
statute which provides a maximum
of ten years' Imprisonment.
fENTUAMA, Wasi No. 11. Four American Lepon mm are
lcal; three arc wounded, one perhaps fatally; Hritt Smith, secretary
of Ihe Centralis local of the 1. V: W. is hanging dead from the bridge
over the ChchalLs river and tlve I. W. Y. hall i gutted as the re.snH
of tn I. W. W. attack on arr Armistice Day parade conducted by the
American Legion in this city today. '.
....Five ho u rH after the volleys were fired from the I. W. W. head
quarters and adjoining building, a mob cut off the light of tl.c
city, broke the jail door, nachcd Smith from the jail and rubied
him in an automobile through mud and water to the bridge three
quarters of a mile from ton. The L W. W. hall was fired by the mob.
The dead: .
"Warren Grimm, attorney, lieutenant with the American force
in Fileria and commander of the Grant Hodge pot, Amrrican legion.
Arthur Jlchlfresh, aoldicr m r ranee for 18 months.
Hen Casagranda, Greek liootblack and soldier with the 01st di
vision in all campaign. ,
Dale Huhltard. former soldier.
Uritt Smith, hanged by the mob.
The wounded: v . ' r -
Emery Coleman, shot through the leg. wound not serions.
John Earl Watt, ex-service man. perhaps fatally wounded.
Eugeue Phitzcr, Chehalis, ex-service man, not serious.
Over the heads ot the crowds
watching the parade the LW.W.
fired. Shots cam from very direc
tion, say on-lookers. Snipers in the
upper windows of the I.W.W. head
quarters balldlnc fired into the line.
McElfresh dropped with a shot
through the head. Grimm was shot
through the lonts In the second vol
ley. He died In the hospital two
Casarranda was In the ranks and
one ot the rifle bullets struck him
In the body. "They got me this
time." he said as he doubled and
wilted la the street.
The crowds did not rash for cover
bat started to chase the reds -and
Hubbard was shot while chasing- one
ot the leaders. The ex-service man
cornered the red on the banks ot the
Skookumchuck river. As they gran-
" OreKon members of the
Da u Kilters
of Veterans will meet in Salem on
VNoveiuhcr 22 to form a state or
riiniz.iMon. Ixileeates wwi attcna
from Pcr'-land. Salem. Marphfield
Kucne. Pendleton ; and numerous
other towns of the state Prepar
atlon for the event will be I made
Pt a session of Barbara F.itchie tent
the lallcr are letter paid rp an
era,,. The .alar.es of 200 eterks
ad,tennsrapl.ers at the s tat. h m.m
of 4 10 In private
Hi and thofo
Th? dVp.ftn.ent Heads yes.erday
-...ir.A ih committee's -cf.mmen-
Annn thtt New Year'3. Memorla
Hv July 4. labor day, T?nk.e1v-
inr dav and Christmas uo observed
The day's enrollments totaled 193
bringing the entire enrollment for
the nine days up to 2376.
A number of iclrls from Willam
ette university responded to the call
for, volunteers and made valiant ef
forts to secure Red Cross members
yesterday, meeting with good suc
Mrs. Arthur Rahn. In charge of
the work, requests that any who de
sire to keep up the dollar member
ship with the Red Cross, and have
have had no opportunity to do so
during the recent drive . will find
the offices In th e postoHice build
ing open today,.
HEP BY POLICE
Radical Quarters Are Raided
and Much Litrature Is
Taken As Evidence
Red Cross Roll Call Shows
Total of 2S76 Enrolled
With the exception of a few out
side districts , city and rural, the re
turns from the Red Cross roll call
campalg n were on hand at head
quarters last night. Fifty Roy Scouts
reported for duty yesterday morn-Josoosumcnuca nver. as iney grap
ing but had made no returns Tester- pld the LW.W. fired directly into
day afternoon. usnoara s ooay. uewga ic vens.
SBOlOCr VI IDC IIUU lUaillH luc
gunman, kicked the gun from the
lUdJcal Saved by KoKliers.
The latter was captured and taken
to the city jail. He was saved from
the mob by the former soldiers after
a noose had been thrown over his
head. This Is the man who was
crabbed by the mob tonight after
he Is said to have confessed to firing
one of the fatal shots. The Ameri
can Legion Is holding a meeting to
night to take action.
Hubbard gathered a small number
or men together and started Iq pur
suit ot an armed I.W.W. The fugi
tive dashed down a side street, turn
ing and shooting at the men as be
ran. The pursuers, all unarmed,
dodgld behind the telephone poles
and trees to escape the bullets. They
finally drove the man Into a river
bed where be took refuge behl!
clump of bushes. As the men came
up he fired, wounding Hubbard.
Immediately after IM shooting a
crowd of spectators and marchers
captured a man they believed to be
the ringleader of the LW.W. They
put a rope around his neck, threw
the rope over the cross arm of a
telephone pole and started to haul
him up. ,
He was in the air only a few min
utes before the chief of police pre
vailed upon the crowd to let him
Mb ltanack Red Hall.
Tonight thi man was In Jail here
nearly dead. I I.ater the mob ran
sacked the I.W.W. hall.- tore out the
front ot the building and made a
bond re of th4 furniture and Inflam
matory literature. found there.
CnmiW KnrroaiM! Central! JaiL
At i:30 oVlock the crowd'in front
of' the Jail bad swelled to between
two and thre thousand persons. In
rinding hundreds from nearby towns.
- it. m .. t . v.
were beard from the mob. Deter
mined ex-sertice men. armed with
high-powered rifles, surrounded the
Jail while others armed and not arm
ed. took up the search of the "
rounding district bent on rounding
tip all BUped radicals wherever
found.' About IS men were in Jail
at :3 p. tn.
OnMalU businessmen n deity of
ficials attempted to quiet the mrg
Iniz crowd by speeches in front of th?
PORTLAND. Or.. Nov. 11. Police
here tonight raided the headquir-
ers of the Household Workers Sol
diers and Sailors club and took 6ft
men Into custody. The police acted
followin g a report that those in the
Club were holding a meeting to pro
test against "persecution" of the I.
W. W. at Centralia. Wash.
Th9 men in the club building were
taken to the police station for Inves
tigation. A quantity of radical lit
erature was found In the club rooms
and seized by the police.
iJutCifi ffigfi i a j w iijuwji a
tor Dilverxon s oqxraa
The Salem high rcbool football
team on Sweetiand fild yesterday
afternoon drnlled the visitors to
the tune f 14 t 2. The parr.e pro-
rpdod tamely for the firt threv
quarters. lth team holding even
Silverlon-made the fjrt seore. I
vdron kick on the 23-yard line.
One of the test plays of the game
wan when Gill. Intercepted a pa""
and made. 14 yards for a touchdown
Another good r'J w made by hu
sev in the laut moments of the game
when he came In with another touch-
(WVKKXOR HART TAKKM 11AM
CHENKV. Wash.. Nov. 11. Implor
ing the shooting of two men and the
wounding of several others at Cen
tralia by men supposed to be mem
bers of the LW.W, hut determined
that there shall be no mob ruls In
eCntralla. Governor L. F. Hart to-
algat stated that ha would leave Che
ney for his office at Olympia on the
first trala to depart. The rovercor
has been here Inspecting the state
The governor has Instructed Adju
tant General Moss to bold the ra
tional guard of Washiagtoa la readi
ness for w possible en train men t for
Ccatr&tia.'and ha told the Associated
Press tonight that further movement
of the troops would be under the con
trcsf the adjutant general. When
apprised that Company F of the 3rd
Washington infantry had been order
ed to entrain for Centralis, the gov
ernor stated that that was In pursu
ance of his orders to use the state
troopsto prevent rioting.
Formal Statement Is luuoexL
Associated Press dispatches were
the first Information ot a definite
character to reach the governor, as
the only previous information he had
received was by telephone from his
office at the capltot. Upon being
told the details ot the trouble, the
governor declined to Issue a formal
statement, stating that he had no
time la which to do so as he was
preparing to leave for Olympia at ,
once. He emphasised that he would
use all the authority of the state to
prevent any further outbreaks at
Dale Hubbard, who was shot in
the breast, was operated on late to
day and doctors said he had a fight
ing chance for his life. At C:30 to
night Dea Casagranda, who had been
wounded, died In a hotpitaL
Radical Attorney Is Overpowered.
Dy 7 o'clock nine altered LW.W.
had been rounded up and placed In
Jail. Rumors were that the man who
had shot Dale Hubbard and who had
so narrowly missed being lynched,
was dying from his Injuries at the
Late in the day Attorney Elmer
E. Smith, who had represented the ;
I.W.W. In several cases la court here,
was taken from his office by a crowd
He drew a revolver and attempted
resilience but was overpowered. Lat
er he was landed la JalL A quanti
ty ot weapons and ammunition tak
en from headquarters ot the LW.W.
were. King carried by members of
the crowd of citizens tonight.
Uentmaat Warren Wa Popular.
Lieutenant Warren O. Grimm, who
was killed had been elected last
Thursday of Grant Hodge Post. Am
erican Legion here. He had served
almost a year In Siberia with the A.
E. F. He was a former Lalversltr
of Washington' athlete, being one of
the three Grimm brothers, all ot
whom were noted as football men.
Arthur McElIresh. who was th" first
man killed In today's attack, had re
turned 1U May after IS mcnthV
service overseas with Company M.
He also bad served with the ex
pedition on the Mexican border.
Grimm commanded a platoon in the
parade and was marching alone.
Three bullets struck him.
f'mtrmlia Mayor Is Silmt.
T. C. Rogers, mayor of Centra'!.,
would make no statement lonSrht la
connection with the riot tolay. II1
said he preferred to make a th"rouh
investigation before saying anrtMnr.
Mayor Rogers. A. C. Hughes., chief
or polire here and other cltli-os ad
dressed the crowd In front of tt Jail
tonlrht asking the citizens not to at
tempt to lynch the prisoners.
(Continued on pat .)
No. 2 cr Salem tonight.
regularly as holidays