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Old: You Know That- Salem -. is .- the', Pear-Oity of the World by Divine RigM?:
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halkm, oiu-:ox.iTULTiisi,yV morning, January k. inao.
Trclhcrhoods and Shopmen to
Jry Co-operative Baying,
Production and Distribu
tion to lwerExpen
DEIAND FOR INCREASE
NOT TO BE PRESSED
Representative of Big Unions
Get First Hand Information
on H.CL Campaign
WASHINGTON, Jan. .Failing
to obtain satisfactory reiieMrom the
high cost of living, either through
further wage advances by the rail
road administration, or from the
anti-profiteering campaign of the de- i
lartment of justice, officials of th
four big railway brotherhoods and
the railroad shop Nrrarts affiliated
vita the American Federation of Lar
bor have decided to seek solution
. for themselves through: cooperative
buying, production and distribution.
This was construed in some quarters
a Indicating demands for further
wage increases Would not be pressed
pending the outcome of the experi
ment. ; ; - ' r '
Scheme Xot Yet - Completed
Details of the cooperative scheme
hare not yet; been - completed. - but
plans have been under consideration
since the farmer-labor conference at
Chicago in 'November.; The forma
tion of tha All-American farmer-la-tor
cooperative commission, an out
trowth of the "conference,' was an
tiunced today at Its offices. .. $
Warren Z. Stone, grand chief of
t':e Brotherhood of Locomotive En
; seers and one of the organizers of
t e Chicago meeting, - is general
t easurer of -the cooperative commi3
s on and other officials of the rail
way employes organisations are (Of
fers of the commission.
Representative Me.t Figg
Representatives' of the four big
brotherhoods conferred," today with
Ilowatd Figg, special assistant to the
aitorney general in charge of , th
campaign against the high cost of
living. v ; '
After the meeting, Mr. '.Figg said
brotherhood ' representatives , had
corns to obtain first hand lriforma
tioa regarding results achieved by
the department of Justice and had in
formed him that their organisations
planned to solve their own problems
of living coets through cooperative
methods. . 1
IncrcNHQ Not Solution.
Indications that pressure Trom
tiilway workers for Increased wages
; ignt be lessened, was seen in , a
t atement by Bert M. Jewell, acting
resident of the railway department
' f the American Federation cf Labor
sLat "an Increase in pay wM not
f -lTt the problem. Jewell asserted
-at higher wages accompanied by a
I'oportlonate Increase in prices re
mits in a "vicious circle" which
! ates the railroad man no better of
rtef the increase in prices than he
a with the smaller salary.
TEACHER Kttli SJj SOCIALISTS
BODY FOUND ON BED
' ' ROSEBURG, Or.. Jan. 7 Death
from the accidental discharge of
a gun in her own hands." was the
verdict of a coroner's jury here to
day which had investigated the
death of Miss Edith Pitts, a school
teacher, who was found lying dead
on her bed at her boarding place
last Monday. A small caliber
rifle lay near the body when it was
found, and it was apparent, the
coroner's jurors declared .that the
young woman had shot herself
while endeavoring to load the gun. ,
Miss Pitts' home was at Seattle.
GAMES FOR COAST
No Baseball in Portland or Se
attle Until Third Week
Quintet Denied Seat. When
1920 Session Convenes
Resolution Questioning Loy
alty to Oaths Passes
BLASTING KILLS FARMER1 PAUrniaTflI I? 1MT
EX-SLAVE 115 YEARS OLD
SON DISCOVERS PODY
ST. HELENS IS SCENE
ST. HELENS. Or.. Jan. 7. A.
Almroth, a farmer about 50 years
old living on Bachelor flats, three
miles west of here", was found dead
yesterday by his ten year old son
in a field near the house, the body
mutilated nearly beyond recogni
tion as the result of a powder ex
plosion. Almroth was killed while
blasting out tree stumps.
CITED IN REJECTION
Speaker o! New York Lower
House Berates Group for
ALB. AW, N. Y Jan. 7. Five so-j
eiahst member of th aasamhtv- n'j
the New York legislature were i
I SAX FRANCISCO. Jan. .7. A
ZKll " "V M-f - V:" i nied hr seats at the lower branch's
il&nrt,or Seattle until the third week opmin of the 1920 session today.
was agreed upon tonight by the di-j
it'iDfu ui me raciiic coasi Daseuaii
Salt Lake had opposed opening the
season on its own diamond as early
as April .6, on account of wet
grounds, while Judge W, w- Ic"
Credie " of Portland and AVJlliam
Klepper ' of Seattle1 withdrew from
the afternoon meeting with the dec
laration that they would resign from
the league of games' were tot be
playedMn 'their" cities on that datei
but a compromise tonight on the-1
part of i Salt Lake settled all differ
ences. 1 ' i-':.; .
"JUST FOR FUN"
J f '-
Boys Tell of Robbing Postof
fice, Stores, and Houses
FOUR ARE IMPLICATED
Complete Co-ordination of All
Agencies to Capture and
Deport Radicals Is Effected
MAMMY" TO 52xWHITES
"STARS" OF 1833 SEEN
CONGRESS AWAKENED TO
NEED OF MORE POWER
Martens "Soviet Ambassa
dor" Sought on Order for
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 7. Anna
Prater, colored, was officially list
ed as 115 years old by federal cen
sus enumerators here today.
She told a census taker she was
29 years old "when the stars fell"
referring to a meterological phe
nomenon in 1833.
She was born in Sooth Carolina.
she said; was sold 15 times as a
slave; acted as "mammy" to 52
white children, while her three
own offsprings died; and ran away
from three masters to be recap
tured each time.
: 4 RACES FOR
Carson and Day Oct for Dis
trict Attorney-Bower, Var
ney and Todd, for Sheriff
Rigdon Seeks Coronership
FIVE PLEAD NOT
GUILTY IN N.Y.
Allegation in Wood Alcohol
.... .. ..... Jr- t.v .... ,
cases is Lonspiracy to ue
r ; feat Dry Law
NEW YORK, Jan. 7. Fie more
of twenty-three indicted yesterday In
connection with the manufacture and
distribution of wood alcohol "whis
ky which spread death and illnlss
In Connecticut at Christmas time
pleaded not guilty in federal court
today . to . charges of conspiracy ' to
defeat the war-time prohibition law
Residence Set Afire for Sport
Says Young Culprit to
TACOMA. Wash., an 7. How
four youths, between 15 and 18 years
of age, burglarized twenty houses,
several' stores, the. Ruslon. Wash..
postofflce and burned two houses
within the past two months, commit
ting all the crimes "just for fun"
was described in detail today by two
of the youths tat Prosecuting Attor
ney Vi I. Askren.
Andrew Hansen, 18, andoeLinlk,
17, who admit the leadership, are be
ing held in the county Jail' and the
smaller boys are at the; county de
The art;c:es " were cached In th.j
woods surrounding Tacomaa. the
headquarters of the boys being in a
hut in the forest where they had a
phonograph, food and 'other com
forts, all stolen. '
,Whfle Rosa Petrie. the owner, lis
ten end to the talc, the older boys de
scribed flow they had tttrned Pet
e's su mem r home.
"We climbed inside and set fire
to the curtains with a match." said
one of them. "Wr thonght it would
be fun to frerj'It burn."
Definite charges have been with
held until deputy sheriffs have. com
pleted unearthing all the caches and
assemblng the loot.
Resources and . Deposits . in
Portland Vaults Less Than
on November 17
PORTLAND. Jan. T. Analysis of
the5 condition of Portland-banks at
the close of last year for "which a
call was made today. Indicates -that
the period when bank deposits and
resources would decline has arrived
Compared with the previous report
ing date. November 17. there is a
shrinkage ok $3,201,387 in depos
its and $2,213,933 in resources al
though the comparison with the end
of December a year ago shows large
increases in both deposit and total
resources-of local banks.
A resolution questioning whether
they could be loyal to their oaths of
offk-e when bound to act subject to
instructions of the socialist party.
was quickly passed, 140 to 6 after
Speaker Sweet, with dramatic sud
denness, ordered the sergeant at
arms to bring the. socialist members
before the bar of the house. The
socialists. August Classens, Louis
Waldman. Samuel A. Dewitt, Samuel
Orr and Charles Solomon, were ush
ered before the speaker's desk in
the pit of the house.
!. Speaker I Jet-ate Qutntet
You are seeking seats in this
body you who have been elected on
a platform that is absolutely Inimical
to the best interests of the state of
New York, and or the United States,"
the speaker said.
"That platform! is the -doctrine' o'
the socialist party. It is not truly a
political party, but is a membership
organization admitting "within its
ranks aliens, enemy aliens and min
Quoting from the section of the
constitution of. the socialist party
that requires all members to be
guided. in all their political action,
by the constitution and platform of
the party, the speaker said:
"It-is interesting to note thati
Ludwjg C. A. K. Martens, self-
styled soviet "" ambassador, became a
member of the socialist parly upon
his entry into this country and tool
part in its deliberations. It is there
for quite evident that you, in spite
of your oath of office, are bound to
act subject to instructions received
from an executive committee, which
cT aliens or alien enemies, holding 1 rOHianQ fOIlCe OaVS OimmS IS
allegiance to give this or organlza- fLJ, MJ DkkJ 5r,v
tions whose Interests may be diamet- iojiv wiu iwuuvU
r'cally oT-posed to the best Interests J kane Bank
of the United States." I
Revolutionary Plwlg Cited JklARYSVILLE. Cal.. Jan. 7. Hdr
The preamble of the resolution de-1 old and Tom Simms. charged with
nytng the socialists admission to the
floor sets forth that the August con-
BOYS HELD ON
W. C. T. U. Plans Welfare
Wnrh Amonv Service Men
-gmmittce Appointed :to san .fra ncisco. Jan. 7 pian s
1 : . ' r - JTor social welfare work among sau-
inVeStlgate UeCOratlOnS ors and soldiers were outlined today
C C.M:1. at a meeting of the state executive
rOroerVlCeS; ;. committee ot the W. C. T U. by
Miss Rebesca Rhoades of Pennsyt-
vention of the socialist party in Chi
cago declared adherence and solidar
ity with ths revolutionary party of
soviet Russia, and pledged its mera
lers to the furtherance of the inter
national social revolution; but such
adherence , and declaration the so
cialist 'party has Indorsed the prin
ciples of the communist Internation
ale at Moscow, which is pledged to
the forcible and violent overthrow
of all existing organized govern-1 thot
ments and .that under the constitu-1
tion of the socialist party or Amen-1
ca,. a member may be expelled or
tuspended from his party "for fail
leg or refurine, wben elected to pub
lic office in to carry out
such instructions as he may have
received rom the party organiza
the murder of William Mitcbel. a
negro boot r ack here December 22.
were hed to answer to the superior
court txlay. without bail.
Harold Simms. who mthe Port
land. Ore!, police said they know as
Chester Clark, has confessed to the
crbbery of the Union Park bank, in
Snokaae. December 12. the author
ities claim. Roth men are salad to
edmlt holding up William Sigett, a
rent car driver, and taking the au
tomobile, bhortly after Mitchell was
t WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. Coincl
f'nt withe the appointment today by
Chairman Page of the senate naval
committee of a sub-committee to in
vestigate the navafl decoration contro
versy, Secretary Daniels transmitted
t9 Senator Page a complete list of
u If fleers an denllsted men consid
ered byuhe navy's board of awards
for service decorations as recommend
d by commanding officers.
The -list transmitted . by, Secretary
Btniels comprised more than S 500
names and the. charts accompanying
it tell a graphie story ot the fate o!
ch recommendation as it passed
through the hands of the.board and
Unally was acted on by the secre
tary. . ,
vania, national superintendent of so
cial welfare work of th orgaalza
tion. . . . 1 ',
A raport was made on the regional
conference of W. C. T. U organl-
tatfons in California. Oregon. Wash
ington. Montana. Idaho. Nevada
Utah ana Arizona to be held at san
Francisco February 18 and 1 J.
Von Brincken Arrested on
Conspiracy Charge, May Go
TACOMA. Jan 7 U'llh!
lirtvffcken, convicted In San Fran
cisco In 1917 on a charcr of enn-
Pi racy, today filed his lond to ap
pear tn San Franoisco to face de
l"'u proceedings, if was an
nounced by : the Immigration office
nern. . :. t . . .
von ertneken will 1ms releawd
i rom wcNeil Island penitentiary Fri
MYBa'th bond was Isswed, it wa?
'iu, Bwauw on Rrlhcken asked thai
i ugni tje released to settle var
hjus nusmess affairs brought about
.v nig wire's divorce a:tlon. .
Bill Proposes Aid for
Farmers Hit by Drought
WASHINGTON." Jan 7 Senator
Myers, democrat of Montana, intro
duced today a bill appropriating 14.
000,000 toffee loaned to farmers in
drought stricken sections of the Uni
ted States for the purchase of seeds.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. Com
plete co-ordination of all governmen
tal agencies, together with an awak
ened congress tonight had given the
campaign to rid the nation of -radicals
a broader aspect. - While Assist
ant Attorney General Garvan's force
continued its raids, including a
search for L. C. A. K. Martens, self-
styled envoy of . the Russian soviet
government, there wa evidence of
new activity in all other departments
of the government.' '
Congress received a bill Introduced
by Representative Johnson,' Republi
can, Washington, which would make
every government employe an agent
for ferreting out undesirables, each
clerk would be given the duty of re'
porting any information concerning
alien activities to the department of
justice and the immigration author
Rill Hum Two Une
Representative Johnson said the
bill 'would have the double purpose
of ridding governmen: departments of
persons described as "trouble breed
ers" as well as providing a greater
net work for the trapping of all dan
gerous persons. - '
The treasury secret service, . with
its wide, ramifications, was enlisted
In running down persons for whom
the immigration atfthorities have Is
sue warrants. Customs officials al
so have been ordered to report any
information they may gather in the
work of inspecting Imports, while
the army and navy intelligence ser
vice will cooperate both In the gath
ering of evidence and searching out
becretary iiaxer ordered the va
cation of all buildings and other fa
clllties used by the army at Ellis Is
land In order to make room for the
hundreds of aliens who are held
there pending deportation proceed
ings. The department of justice ha
had to deal with a serious problem
in' the detention of the radicals ar
rested since last Friday as Ellis Is
land already was overcrowded and
an epidemic of measles was report
ed among those held there.
Martens Ordered Ietortwl
During the day the department ol
justice announced that a warrant had
been ordered for the arrest and de
portation of . "Russian Soviet Ambas-'
sader" Martens. Tonight S. Nu'or
teva. secretary to- the "ambassador"
made -public a letter .to Attorney
General Palmer, in which he assured
Mr. Palmer any Information to the
department of justice desired to
transmit to Martens would be com
municated to him. '..uorteva said
Martens had established temporary
headquarters in Washington, so Mar
tens would be able to appear before
a senate foreign relations sub-Committee
when that body desired to
have his testimony.
Martens. Nuorteva wrote the at
torney general, is not now "in hi?
apartment in Washington, nor was
he there when two department
agents called last, night."
Clemenceau Not Candidate
But Will Accept Place Is
JONES, ASSESSOR LINEUP
Other Countr Offices toibe
Formality .of Re-election
Says Gossip . "
PARIS. Tuesday. Jan. (. The ex
act words of rPemler Clemenceau
Sunday on his return to Paris with
regard to the presidency are thaMl ,irrf!nr a ftref. indh.
lions. The three will be for the of
Four rwal race,- of which two and
possibly three will be three sided.
will be the center of political later est
in Marion coenty In the coming cam-
quoted by Gustave Herve's newspa
L have not declared myself a can
didate but If I am borne to the pres
idency ot the republic.! will accept'
? ' f , '. 1 . :
Big Battlers Start at Dawn come oat.
for Guantanamo for Win
NORFOLK. Va.. Jan. 7. The At
lantic fleet is assembled tonight off
the Virginia capes ready- to start
early tomorrow for the southern drill
grounds at Gaantanamo.' Cuba, for
the annual winter maneuvers - and
IS TO COME UP
VIOLENT DEATHS ShW MARKED
DECREASE IN MARION COUNTY
SINCE PROHIBITION COMMENCED
Statement of Coroner Clough , Shows Only One Inquest for
1919 as Compared to One to Two Per Month When Mate
Was "Wet" V
Violent deaths have decreased
since prohibition became effec
tive. In Marlon county, to less than
one-fourth the number previous to
that time according to a statement
made yesterday by Coronor A. M.
Clough. In 191 there was only one
inquest and it was not an accidental
death.' - ' " y:- 1
Mr. jClongh said that in the t6
years he has been coroner he has
noted the. number of deaths duo di
rectly or indirectly to intoxicants.
Previous lo the time when the coun
ty went dry. the number of Inquests
a vet a zed from one to two a month
a large portion of the number being
due to alcboholics either directly or
. The only Inqnest last year was
that over the body of a patient at the
state hospital who Was beaten by an
attendant and subsequently died as
result of pneumonia.
Bill Compelling Treatment
Drafted by City Attorney
of Portland .
PORTLAND. Jan. 7. The cltv
attorney's office today . completed
the draft of the Parrlsh acclnatlon
bill, which Is to be Introduced at the
special session of the state legisla
ture which convenes next Monday,.
The title given the measure Is A
bill forn ail act prohibiting any
child from attending any school in
the state of Oregon .unless such
child is vaccinated." Dr. Georgv
Parrish. chief of the municipal bu
reau cf health, is author of the mea
sure, which is similar to provialons
or me neaim coae in rorce in rnua
delphia and some other cities. h
Districts Near The Dalles
Hire Hunters and Trappers
To Meet Situation
THE DALLES, Or.. Jan. 7. To
check the Invasion of cougars which
have been seen lately in the Eight
Mile and Fifteen Mile districts, the
Wasco county Livestock association
at its meeting here today took meas
ures to rid the section ot the animals.
Hunters and trappers will be hired
to kill the cougars. It was decided.
Five Members of Forest
Fire Patrol Aire Selected
M1SSOUI.A, Mont.. Jan 7. FJyt
members of the force of the first
forest service district were named
today as those selected for aircraft
training in the school which con-
evnes at iarcn ftca. can., reD
The course will continue, for six
weeks and will prepare the men to
act as aerial observers in airplane
patrol work. There will be 36 planes
assigned to this district. Missoult
being the main base for the work.
Bolsheviki Take Taganrog
from Don Cossacks, Report
i LONDON. Jan. 7. The llolshevikl
have occupied Taganrog, la ti terri
tory of the Don CossacM on the
north shore of the sea oPvAior. .
Rail Traffic Tied up on
Salt Lake to Ogden Track
SALT LAKE CITY. Jan. 7. Com
plete tletip of railroad traffic be
tween Salt Lake and Ogden together
with heavy damage to property In
Ogden. KaTBvllle find Farmlngton
ha resulted from a high east wind
that began Tuesday night. The Halt
l.ake weather bureau predicts It wi!l
Mibside but little befoer Thuradaay
Guilty" to be Answer to
Charge of Second Degree,
Murder of Policeman -
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 7. Floyd
Leo McClure and William Chastatn.
accused jointly of the murder of An
ton Schoembs. San Francisco police
detective, are to plead guilty to sec
ond degree murder tomorrow, ac
cording -to an announcement by de
fense counsel here today .
McClure's trial, which ended yes
terday, ended in a disagreement .
DEMOCRATS TO MAKE CAMPAIGN
ISSUE OF PEACE TREATY LOOMS
AS COMMTTEE PERFECTS' PLAN
ficer or assessor, sheriff, district at
torney and coroner. So far the ,
other offices are concerned, the elec
tion will be a parade, rot sv'race.
as gossip asserts that there will be
no competition or other places.
In the district aitorney contest. In
which laterest is already at a klgh
pitch, are John H. Carson, and Robin
D. Day. It is understood that Mat
If.' Gehlhar. Incumbent, who wss
mentioned earlier In the season as
a candidate for re-election, will not
v j ui urn. mt. v.iwd ub m r. urn
are both young attorneys of Salem,
and both have been la the 'service
la the arsny. Mr. Carson la the eld
est aoa of the late Joha A. Carson.
well known lawyer of the Pacific
northwest, and former state tenitor. ,
Three "Oat for ' Sheriff.-: . '
. Three candidates are la the flail .
for election as sheriff. They are
Deputy Sheriff Oscar D. Bower.
Chief . of Police - Percy 3h Varncy.
both of Salem, and Groer I. Todd ot ,
Vkxxlbttrn) v air. Bower tias been
chief deputy In the sheriffs office
daring the incumbency of Sheriff
Need ham and was second deputy tor
several years before that tlme..Chier
Varaey has been In the police work
In 8alem for the pa&jt six years, bar -ing
worked his way ap to his pres
ent position from motorcycle pairol-
man.-, lie aerved meanwhile a, term
as constable, afterward going back
to- the police force when elected
chief. .Mr. Todd was chief of po
lice of Wood burn for several years
until entering the service ia 117 as
captala of Company I. l2d Infantry,
which served In France.
.fMor IUre Three-Sided 1 '
A three sided race will be raft for
the office of assessor. The contest
ants are Ben F. West, incumbent.
Oscar Steel hammer, and J. F. Jones,
all of Salem. Sir. West la Bow serv
ing . nis second term s assessor.
-which Is a four-year office. Mr.
Bteelhammer was formerly a depu
ty la the erf Ice of Assessor Wat
but during the war went Is tot gov
ernment employ in the ' shipyards.
Since returning to Salem he has been
secretary of the Baslaese Ilea's
league. Mr. Jonea Is a district aeaJer
In the of rice of) the state deputy seal- .
er of weights and measures. He
has taken an active part la county
politics in past campaigns. .
Corower Gnatet Vw"ertaia
As a candidate for election as cor
oner. Uoyi t. Rlgdoa or SaJem Is
ia the running. A. M. Clough, la
rum bent, has not committed him
self to run or to go out of orTlce
with, the expiration of bis present
term. He baa held the office a to
I&I o years. Mr. Cloaga Is the
renlor member of the rnderUkia
firm of Webb ft Clough. lit. Rig
don Is Junior member of W. T. Rig
don company, undertakers. . He
served In the army daring, the lto
Olher OffWe Xot Coatea4e4
In the remalner of the county of
fices there will.be no competlUotT
and the re-electloa of the laenmbeats
will be nothing more than , a for
mailt v. according to the outlook at
present. The oKice In which terms
expfre are thone of county clerk.
now held by I . O. Beyer; county
treasurer, held by D. G. Drager:
county recorder, held by. Mrs. Mil
dred Robertrtsn Brooks: rounty
school superintendent, held by .W.
M. Smith; county surveyor, held by
R. B. Herrick and one ronety com
mlMtlonrr. held by J. T. HaaU It
I-. anterstcod all axe candidates ta
Chairman Cummins Makes Prediction Resolution Will Be
Adopted at National Conve ntion of Party President's
Message to Banquet Still M ystery
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. The .the treaty gut an additioral tnipetu
peace treaty as a campatKO Issue, when It became known that tomor-
laoTiiea' conspicuously on tne politi
cal horlxon todc? as decioi-ratic lead-
nit-eline of the deiuorratic national
rvomJiilttee. .linld preliminary plans
for' the pretidential contest.
Already overshadowii.u the fight
for the -national, convention which
apparently has narrowed to Kansas
City and baa Francisco, discussion, of
row the committee woul.l t aakea
by its officers to formally put Itself
sq ii a rely behini President Wilson in
his stand on the treaty cmtroremey.
('wiiwIid lreltrt' Aihiloa
A resolution making such a dec
laration a prepared fr p recent a
tion and Chairman dimming pra-
( Continued on page 4)
Thousand Delegates Attend
Washington State Chamber
YAKIMA. Wash.. Jan. 7 One
thousand persons. Including "'repre-M-ntatlve
from all parts of tb sUte
la attendance here of the annual
winter meeting of the state cham
ber of commerce, took part tonight.
In. the annual home products dinner
of the Yakima eotnmertii! riots.
The Tunetioa was given la the Yaki
ma armory- K. IX Rovlg waa'toaat
m aster and responses werr made by
Fdward B. King. . Tacomg; Mrs.
Clare Ketchura Tripp. Seattle and
W. J. liiadleyt SpoUfie, , 4