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SAI.KM, OKLGON, SATURDAY MORNING, FllimUAKY 14,
FUJCK; FIVK CENTH.
One of Defendants Recop
j nizedas Man Who Stood in
a Window at Centralia With
I Rifle; Girl's Evidence Vital
SILENT ACCUSATION IS
DIRECTED AT SUSPECT
Four Witnesses Testify of
I. W. W.; Gruesome De-taibofKiilbTold
PROPOSED NEW SALEM HOSPITAL AS IT WILL APPEAR WHEN COMPLETE
MONTESANO. Wsuli., Feb.. 13.
Reminded that. the life of at least,
one; -man decoded upon her sUte-j
inent." and 'that fic- rrai ur.cer osth
to the truth. Miss Elsie IIri
beck, bookkeeper or Centralis, drn
ira:ici.lly identified Eugcn Barneit,
one, vjfMhe eleven alleged l.W.W. on
trial here for the murder of War
ren ). Grimm', armUiiee day parade
vicrim ,as the man wb3- hi her optn
ion. ihe had' seen staallns in a win
dow of the Avalon hotel shortly be
- tore Grimm fell ,mcrta:jy. wounded.
Miixs Hornbeek hal be?u preceded on
' the witness stand by her employer,;
''A. ill. Carpenters ho nducts a gar
directly ceross tli ureet from
! Shooting 1 Heard. J "."'''
Carpenter .had testified that be.
partner, W. II, McDowell. Miss Horn
beck and one or two others., watched
. the armistice day parade from the
garage window. They had heard
shooting, he said, when suddenly
, "Look, look, for God's sake, Al.
look. ' See that gun."
, . Carpenter said he looked, his eye
alighting upon- the south upstairs
window of the 'Avalon. He saw. he
testified, the barrel- of a rifle pro
truding. from the window: saw the
left band of a man holding the rifle
barrel, then saw the Hash of the shot
and beard the report. He did not
know the result of the bullet, he
said.. He saw a man in uniform pass
the garage, blood coming from a
wound In the arm, "just before the
shot was fired from the Avalon, be
testified, l, ,' s i ,
i Witness Describes Man.
4 Miss Hornbeek did not see the shot
fired from the Avalon window, she
said. She described the man she
CHARGE OF USURPING
Wilson Accuses Head of State Department of Calling Cab
inet Sessions Without Authority;. Friction of Long Stand
ing Bared; Lansing Claims He Acted for Interests ol Na
tion; Frank L Polk Is Named Acting Successor
(The AsMK-i.-iteU Prrw '
WASHINGTON, Tz)j. 13. Frank L. Polk, under-secreUry of
rtzte, vrill be made secretary ad interim today to act until President
VTtton sppcints a raccessor to Robert Lansinf. TWi is expected
to bo its tho vny near future. ...... ,..-. -
Vrit rA tr Mr. Polk sat that he will not accent the apnointineni
if cfTcreduux becaure of the state of his health,. In. fact, .he has
long bad it in mind to resign from the state department and taka
a locg rest, a course which his physicians have urgently advised.
2 NEW DRAFTS
OF ARTICLE 10
Democrats Lay Proposals Be
fore Republican Opponents
FORMAL REPLY DELAYED
One Revision Termed by Wil
son as "Very Unfortunate"
STEAMER, ON MAIDEN TRIP,
CATCHES AFIRE FAR OUT AT
SEA; ASSISTANCE IS .CLOSE
Parley Ends Until Lines Re
vert to Private Inter
Robert Lansing Ends Official Career; .
WASHINGTON. Vvk V.I. Robert Lanrlng pndeil his career a
cretar.v of vtat' tinlay' after Tresident Wilson hail accused him
of usurping t powers of president by calPing meetings- of the cab;
j inet during the president" illues. . " - v
l Mr. .Landing denit-d that he had. sought or inieiidwl to usurp
the presidential authority, lie added, however; mat He Deuevea
then and still believed that the cabinet conferences were, "for the
best interest of the republic" that they were "proper and neces-5:
sary" because of the president's condition, and that he would have
been derelict in his duty if he had failed to act a he did.
Wilson Accepts Resignation ...
As the record stands Mr. Lansing tendered his resignation and
Mr. Wilson accepted it. The resignation was offered, however, only
after the president, under date of February, 7, had written asking
if it were true Mr. Lansing had called cabinet meetings and stating
that if such were the case he felt it necessary to say that 'nndei
our constitutional law and practice, ax developed hitherto, no one but
the president has the right to summon the heads of the executive de
partments into conference.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. A wlreles) 11:30 p. in. naid she wan "standjnjr l
moB.o rrnm tho i'nitrf statM fifiiD-1 y" the Webb and would take her
pins board steamer William Henry j -Jow tomorrow morning
Webb received here tontgnt states Kard a3Bitance was needed.
modified drafts of the article ten
reservation to the peace treaty wer
laid before republican senators to-
saw In the window as belnr slender! day by Senator Hitchcock, with a
that the steamer was on fire and in
need of immediate assistance. Thf
steamer reported early today that
she was in trouble off Tucker'
beach, N J.. with a broken engine
and boiler trouble.
IS. Two i A wireless message from the
steamship Panamam shortly before
and haying dark hair, lying close
to the scalp, ' Asked, tc -look over the
row of defendants to see if she could
find a man resembling the man she"
alleged she saw. Miss Hornbeek look
ed first at the center of the lone
bench, then her eyes moved to the I
left untlj. they located Harnett, at
the extreme- left end." She studied
nearly. two minutes then pointed
him out. She became positive In her
identification when Barnett stood up.
Miss Hornbeek also testified that
she "saw. another man in the north
window, bnt she could not describe
his appearance,' v
Testimony 1 Attacked.
Her " declaration that Barnett. in
her, opinion, was the man she saw in
the south window, was made on
cross examination. Every erfort was
made to shake her testimony. She
met every question of the defense
with a studied bat decisive answer.
Miss Hornbeek was the fourth wit
Hess to offer testimony today which
implicated Barnett in the shoottag
of Grimm. T. C. Morgan, who had
been in the I.W.W. hall at the time
of the shooting, said Barnett had
left the hall before the start of the
parade to go to the Avalon. Charles
Brlftett. superintendent of schools of
Port Angeles, Waali.. testified to see-
I&g Barnett emerge f rota a yard in
the rear of the Avalon. carrying a
8-55 rifle. Brlffet had testified to
.witnessing, Just a few minutes prior
to seeing Barnett. to seeing a man
in uniform crumple ap at the inter
section of Tower avenue and Second
' ,lret approximately the spot
1 Ijl I' i ui . mil.
. (Continued on Page 6.)
The William Henry Webb, a
freighter with a deadweight, tonnage
of &O(t0 lert Philadelphia yesterday
for Xe- York on her initial vdyag
and was coming here to take on a
cargo for China.
Captain Hcllock was In charge
with a crew of 4 0 men.
promise that labout 4 0 democrats
would support whichever of the pro
posals the republicans found prefer
able. Both of the propoe'-Xons. however,
had been rejected by republican lead
ers in the coiirs of the disrupted bi
partisan compromise negotiations
and it was indicated tonight that
there was little hope that either
would be accepted now. The re
publicans wihheld a formal reply,
however, pending a canvass of the
One of the revisions offered by
Senator Hitchcock, was that worked
out but not finally agreed to by th-sM-nartisan
conference and which
President Wilson characterized later
as "very unfortunate" In form. The
oner--was the draft formulated by
former President Taft and rejected
by Senator Lodge when it -nras of
fered to the bi-partisan conference
by the democrats.
Lincoln Program Stopped
by Illness in Committee
The program which was to have
been given in commemoration ,of Ab
raham Lincoln at the Elks building
last night was postponed because of
the sickness of a number of the mem
bers of the several committees as
well as those who were-to have taken
part in the exercises of the evening.
The program, as arranged, will be
carried out in full at some later date,
though no fixed time has jet been
THREE IN RACE
Davey, Riggs and Taylor May
Be Candidates for State
Rumor has It that among candi
dates to represent Marion county in
the state .legislature next year-are
Frank Davey and Z. J. Rigcs of Sa
lem and W. A. Taylor of Maclcay. Mr.
Davey has served previously in the
legislature and at one session served
as speaker of the house.
Methodist Indian Worker
to Meet at Kimball School
Ministers' State Training Con
ference Early in March at
Increase Believed to Have
Been Flatly Refused by
-s '. - -
Mr. Lansing answered two days
later last Monday raying be bad
called the cabinet conferences te
caue he and others of tie presi
dent's official family "felt that, lo
view of the fact that we were denied
communication with you. It was wise
for us to confer Informally together
on matters as to which ac
tion could not be proposed until your
medical advisor permitted you to
pass upon them."
Would Ilrtleve Kmhrrainiit
The secretary concluded by sayln
that If the president believed he had
loyalty" to him and w
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. Negoti
ations of the union railroad employes, failed in his
for an increase In pay practically Mr. Wilson no longer had confidence,
were suspended tonight until the rail jn nim he mas ready to -relieve yon
properties again are in the hands, of of an. pmbarrawment by placing
their owners There remained as a m resignation in your hands."
iinaie oniy me preseniauon 10 i re-( Th? presid(nt pUed laat Wednes-
ru' "v "vw day that he wag -mud, disappoint
"vl ,.r.. "'I ? : . ed" by Mr. Lansing-, letter regarding
; ' 7.7 u . " JwZ "the so-ealled cabinet meetings.'
o the white houe tomorrow morn-j ,f M fae found nQth n he
rnion official- conferred for .,,! retary's- letter "wbjeh Ju'tUiea roar
hour? on tbe president's statement,
bnt they steadfastly refused to di
vulge its contents on which white
house officials likewise maintained
silence. Nor would the union chiefs
give any Information as to their re-
Ministers from Marion county will
attend tSate Pastors' Training con-J ply
ferenre nrrnnet-d lv the Inferrhurrh I I
iv-m mnvntan u. .,, u-hii. briefly late today with W.
PAIR OF SHOE THIEVES NABBED
COP LOSES TEETH' LN ' ENCOUNTER
SHOTS AND BLOOD FEATURE RACE
PORTLAND, Feb. 13.' Motorcycle
Officers Wiles and Noland of the po
lice force, loday arrested Charlcs'and
84 Curnmings, brothers, after
treet chae. a fight and the firing
of several shots which attracted a
crowd of people. 5
The "officer n ported that the
v-amniings brothers were detected
pair fled In opposite directions at
sight of t'.ie police. Wiles fired af
ter, pursued an! finally caught tip
with J. S. ( iimmlngSi who. lougm
Mlronply. knocking out two of the
officer's teeth and being, -overcome
only after both partkipantH In the
bitftiie were covered with blood.
Jpfficer Nolan meanwhile had
itnnnoil rharle Cummings after
An Important conference of thoo
In charge of the Indian work of th"
Methodist Episcopal church on the
Pacific coast, will be held la th
charel of Kimball School of Theology
Tuesday and Wednesday. Feb. 17
The se?sion will open at 10 a. m.
Tuesday. The night sessions will be
held in the Presbyterian church at
7:30 snd there will be popular Na
tures Tuesday night by Dr. J. M.
Canre of Seattle, and Wednesday
nltht bv Dr. E. E. Hlgley of Des
ThH conference is under the direc
tion of Dr. Edward Laird Mills of
San Francisco, director of frontier
work for the board of home missions
ana church extension of the Metho
dist Epitcopa! church.
No Place in This Country
For Other Flag Harding
This is the first intei denomina
tional state pastors' conference held
in Oregon, and it will include the
launching of a great program by the
Interchurch World movement. Some
of the strongest denominational lead
ers of the country will be present to
conduct the conference. An invita
tion has been issued to every Prot
l'.rilL. Ma.. Feb. 13 . "Thi
In a one-flag countrv and there
assuinrtin of presidential authoritv
!n such a matter" and added that be
"must frankly take advantage of
yonr kind suggestion", to resign.
"I must say." continued the presi
dent, '"that If it would relieve me of
embarrassment. Mr. Secretary, th
Director Ceneral Hlnes conferred embarrassment of feeling your re
luctance ana emergence oi jnajrarni
If yon would give up your present
office and affor me an opportunity
to select someone el?e whose mind
would more willingly go along with
president of the Brotherhood of Ral
road Trainmen, and a committee
from his organization. This confer
ence, so far as the railroad adminis
tration Is concerned, was said to con
clude the series of meetings on tne
Demand Humored Ienled.
Mr. Hines late today sent a letter
lo the Hrotherhoad of Maintenance
of Way employes expressing his at
titude toward that group's schedub-J
tant pastor in the state and hundreds i strike. He did not make public the
have already accepted
Those who have already signified
their intention to attend from this
Kev. .1. C. Tibetts. Baptist. Salem:
iter. Charles H. Powell. Episcopal,
Salem; Kev. K. G. Hornschuch,
nature of his communication but It
was hinted he bad Informed the main
tenance workers they could expect
nothing further in the way of wage
increases from the railroad administration.
Although Mr. Lee declined to dis
Evangelical Association. ( Jefferson: , cusn the next move he would make.
Kev. Alexander Hawthorne. Metho
dist. Salem: Kev. K. W. Achr. Pres
byterian. Woodburn; Kev. Thomas S.
Anderson. Presbyterian. Salem, and
Kev. Francis Fisher, United Uretli
nile emerging from a warehouse ! fusillade of shots, none of which
with several packs of shoes. The; took effect.
i in an
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 13 The
prolonged negotiations between
James O'Crady. representing Great
Britainand M. ltvinoff, on behalf
h, it for allegiance to f th ' j, , ovipt
her fiaK." ileelared Gov- I ; , . . . . ,
W. G. Harding "f Iowa I j.!,nded in an atreeuient signed
address here tonight on j day. 1
Governor Harding approved
the activities of Attorney Gen
eral Palmer in his fUht to rid
the country of undesirable al
iens. He pleaded for a big increase
in pay for school teachers.
The It rft ifslt war prlrorers In Ui!-
sia will he released and LIri t i j-h civil
ians repatriated. Russian war pri
or.cn in England .will lw released
and Great Dritaln will provide trnr
port for repatriation of Russian pris
oners in neutral countries, it also
was arranged that the Archangel
government should exchange bolshe
vik prisoners for "white prisoners"
held by the bolsbevikL
!t wav understood he would not break
from the other organizations. It was
intimated also othat he would permit
the wage agreement, notice of abro
gation of which was given for Febru
ary 2Z. to remain in effect until the
termination of federal control.
L'nktn Men DiMpp"itit-fl.
The general attitude of the union
officials, after beinr made acquaint
ed with the president's statement.
In a conference on the south lawn of
the white house, was plainly of dis
appointment. Some of them were
FHrtion long: Standing
Differences between the president
and the secretary long predated the
first cabinet call by Mr. i-ansicg
which was issued last October -seven
days after Mr. Wilson returned
from his western shaking tour and
took to his bed. They beiran at the
peace conference . in Paris, as Mr
Lsnsing disclosed in his final letter
to the president, under date of yes
terday and had continued since that
time one of the chief differences
being over the government's attitude
When the cabinet met on October
". Joseph Tumulty, private sec
retary to the president, issued a for
mal statement txplaining the reas
on for t hereon ference.
In his statement Mr. Tumulty sai.-t
(Continued on page 6 I
Naming of Root is First
Easiness of League Body
LOM)N. Feb. 13.'
T council of t!ie league of nali
I transacted its flt!t internal!
el business in St. James palace
loday wilh the naming of Elihu
Root as fn- of 12 lnternatlm
Jurifct. to be Invited lo form a
commit te for planning the or
ganization of a world's court of
justice. The Tnlted States was
tbat Rear Admiral Grayson. Mr. Wil
son's physician, waa present . ana
suggested that only orient matters
be brought" to the president's at
Thereafter -until thl -week th
cabinet met more or lesa regularly.
During the coal strike It met twice
week in an effort-to avert' tho walk
out of the miners and several week -
ago it was decided to have meetlsx
every Tuesday and Friday.
The correspondence between th
president and-Mr. Lansing which re
sulted in Mr. Lansing's resignation
was made public tonight at the state
department an boar after Under-Sec
retary Polk bad conferred at tna
White House with Secretary Tumul
Mr. Lansing accompanied the tf"
Ident to Parts in December. If 18,
one of the American peace delegates
but his friends have said that whil
Mr. Wilson waa at the peace eonfer-
epce r. Lansing was virtually with
out authority and that naturally n
felt this keenly since the other allied
and associate countries were repre
sented by their premiers and not th
heads of their governments. .
LansiHg Take Kelos)
During the president's Illness tho
Mexican issue-again came" to tb
front owltb the kidnapping and aab
sequent arrest of American Consular
Agent Jenkins in Mexico. After the
Jenkins case had been, discussed at
cabinet meeting! presided over by
Mr. Lansing, the state department
sent a note to Carranza bluntly warn
ing him that further "molestation"
of Jenkina would seriously affect
the relations between the United
States and Mexico for which tha gov
ernment of Mexico mutt a&same sole
President Wilson was advised of
ritaatfon which apparently bad.
grown acute and be was said at tb
time to have personally taken chars '
or the matter. The Mexican govern
ment delayed its reply for some Um
and subsequently Jenkins was re
leased on bail furnished by J. Salter
Hansen, without the consular ageat'v
knowledge. Jenkins' case la Still
pendirg in the Mexican courts, hav
ing been transferred from the PnebLa
(Continued on page 2)
SALEM TOO QUIET FOR FORELOPER
.Olb f. U. M,)EEKS NORTHLAND
HOWLING WOLF SINGS HIS LULLABY
Off for the far northwest. John t lie circle for nearly 4 years. 'He 1
IW rgman. Iio was a student In Wil- "till !,",r nd hardy and longs la
Inni'tle nniveisi'y nearly years.
aco. irt aim veiernay lor " the howlin? wolves.
zet back lo the native baunfs nf th
r near,, t- Malelv mcKse. the alert caribou and
veierday for th the'hov
headwater "f Peace fiver in nortn-i ,jke Salcm. said Mr. Hergma
western tanada where tie win las u. nieht. "but I have been so lone
tne summer mining and pnspe:!iug
for deposits of the shining metal.
Mr. Kergman is a genial, affabl
frontiersman of the old - type. He
bas roughed it in wild and almost
unexplored regions up near the Arc-
in the wild and woolly of the far
north -that I don't exactly fit inti
the way people are now living down
here. Things are speeded up, it la
(Conllauc4 oa rs f.). .