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Wilson' Request That Action
Be Delayed Is Heeded; Un.
ion Head Postpones Walk
out for Indefinite Period
Much Is Seen
Back of War
in the Cabinet
Gossip Says Move to Oust
Wilson May Be Back
of Shake Up
AT, HE SAYS
1 1- Under
Grimm's Bullet-Torn Vest
Identified by Wife; Bar
President Infers That Tieup
of Roads Would Be Against
Duty to Country
- -DETROIT.' Mich., Feb. 14. The
rtrlke of 300,000 members of the
Ilrotherhood of Maintenance of Way
Employes and Railway Shop laborers
set for next Tuesday. was tonight
.Indefinitely postponed by Allen E
Barker, internatioat president of
the union. :.
Secretary I'olk. John V. Davis, am
bassador lo Great Britain and Hugh
Wallace, ambassador to France,
are foremost among those being dis
cussed to head the state department
as successor to former Secretary Lan
sing, who announced his resignation
after a dramatic clash with President
The Lansing resignation furnished
official Washington with a sensation
unparalleled since William J. Bryan
departed from office. The statement
.of Secretary Iine. who is leavlnc
the cabinet, March 1, that he felt an
equal responsibility with Mr. Lansing
for holding the cabinet meetings
seemed to add possibilities of fur
ther cabinet resignations for a time,
but this was disposed of by a state-
lnont it lh W'hfta llnnan that thr
were to ba no further retirements as !pjarence , Wat kin, color bearer in
a result of the incident he Armistice Itay parade at C'en-
, lu " , tralia last' November 11. was twice
WMrow ifim hwb . 1 lixtr
Congress discussed the sensation
HIGH SCORING CHILDREN IN RECENT BABY CLINIC
At to Flrt picture, Frances (,il . w , M x-r c;-nl. an.l llonaM liiMnw, f7. daughter and Nin of Mr.
n;d Mr. .M.-lviii tiildow f Aniiivillc; second pictur.-. IU!tj ItiNoii, U months old. II."', anI I'ortlon
DeiiiM'it. ! ni'-iiths, js t , daughter an.l son of Mr. a .! Mrs. ;; . nion. 1I7." Nf rth t'ointuen ial . street,
Kaltr.i. Second row down, fi;n left to liiiht Fetor tlonanl liel-er, iy. ii-imtli- old, 17, son of lr. nl
!. IVtrr tiiM-r. 77." Mill street; .lanie- I'uth Mur i.i . ; r.unt lis. l mulitei of Mr. and Mis. Jonathan
Mima), IB) Ncrlli Winter Winter -Irect; Sammy E.np. 1ft months, if?'?, mui of Mr. and Mrs. Hurry Kmp,
III' South onimeicial mktI. At ImiiIoiii Lucille Mois.nr. ;( month-. !IN ' j , daughter of .Mr. and Mrs.
ioirs;o Melsaii, Kin North Lilitceiith stie t. Ill- iit b; l,v clinic will lx held TIiui-mI.i) afternoon, Feb
DEFENSE FAILS TO SHOW
I. W. W. RAID PLANNED
Clarence Watkins Testifies
I How Shots Passed Between
Him and Colors as He Ran
to Safety; Rifleman Is Seen
MO.VTiESANO. Wash.. Feb. 14.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. The
railroad wage controversy was re
ferred today to a general conference
of union committeemen, called . to
meet here February 23 for final de
cision as to whether the demands for
Increased pay will be pressed on the
government, or passed on to the
ralroad corporations, soon to resume
control of their properties.
Representatives of the 14 unions,
who ; have -' been conferring with Di
rector General Hlnes since February
J shot at as he crossed the main street
. " VV . m. i colors before
luoiua, ujwever, as ine suujeci, uiu
not come up In debate on the floor
of either house or senate.
Lansing's friends say that in call
ing the cabinet together he was act'
ing with precedent ta support him
and that although as ranking officer
of the cabinet he usually called the
meetings, other members of the cabi
net agreed. They pdint to Secretary '
Lane's statement that he assumed
equal responsibility and that all the .
cabinet members thought the meet-1
ings a good thing. - '
Speculation U Rife
The under-the surface discussion
of the incident, however, connects at '
least the first of the cabinet meet-
3 anil vhnu nnkimin laid their
claims before President Wilson yes- J H,gs u" wctober with the Ia,a
terdar. hiva tentattlvelV accented the tlon alch was going on at the tim
White House proposal for a tribunal
created either by law or on the presi
dent's motion, to consider the de
mands. Final word must come, however,
from higher union authority, the
Strik IMsloyal, Infermce
The president tonight supplement
ed the action of the union leaders
i with a telegram to Mr. Barker call
ing upon him to withdraw the strike
order and to "make sure that no In
terruption to transportation occur."
Mr. Wilson-said he felt sure the of
ficials of the maintenance of way
union would realize "that you can
not in justice to your membership
and! the. citizens generally of the
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as to whether Vice President Mar
shall ought to be called upon to take
over the duties of the presidency.
While it Is known that the subject
never came up actually at a meet
ing of the cabinet officers, it is also
known that It waa discussed private
ly and that some of the reports, tak
en to the president Include Secretary
Lansing's name among those who
were discussing thaf probability.
Ilorali Hint Politics
, "I apprehend that neither the
president nor Mr. Lansing, if they
were free to speak, vould deny that j
it was Mr. Lansing's dissatisfaction j
vith the treaty and his pronounced j
condemnation of it which had most
to do with bringing about his resig
ning areordinc to hl-i
testimony todav at the trial of il
alleged I. W. W.. charged wih th-
.murder of Warren O. Grimm, vic
tim of the shootincs of that day.
Two times, while he was crossing
the street seeking a refuge from the
shots, bullets passed between hinj
and the flag he was carrying, he
Eight witnesses for the state were
on the stand today, including Mrs.
Verna Barstead Grimm, wfuow of th?
former lieutcntnt for whose murder
Mi- men nr" being tried. Her tes
timony was the last of the day. -
Bullet-torn Veef Recognize!
Leaving her ll-months old bar,y
with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Grimm
took the stand and told of walking
to the office of a Centralia physi
cian with him. where he left her fo
assume command of the Centralia
marchers. She watched him pass th
office, northward, but did not see
him again until she was called if
the hospital. That was the first shee
know of the shooting. She remained
with him at the hospital until - h
breathed his last. The vest which
Grimm wore under his soldier
blouse, containing the holes of the
bullet which passed through hir?
, $ ' t.. v
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Head of Pacific Grain Cor
poration Announces Inten
tion to Demand Thorough
Investigation of Actions
ATTACK, ON INTEGRITY
IS TERMED "DAMNABLE"
Accusation of Profiteering
Said to Be Unjustified in'
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A New Lace
The Fairy Touch On
Woman's Dress or Salt
Really, it's surprising how a pretty
collar will brighten an otherwise plain
garment. Here is a stupendous col
lection of the newest novelties in
Collars, Collars and Cuff Sets, Vestees,
charming originations and fixings.
Some of these are quite simple and
small in price, while the Venice Point
Lace Variety is delicately handsome
a fit adornment for every woman.
50c to $5.65
See The All Over Laces ,
And Nets At 75c a Yard.
Thomson's "Glove-Fitting" Cotsets
C. W. BECKETT
Former Polk County Commis
sioner and Assessor Suc
cumbs to Pneumonia
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Clyde Wallace Heckett. well known I
Polk county farmer, and former
Polk county commissioner and as
sessor, died at his home. 1.4 0 Super
ior street, "at 1:35 p. m. yesterday;
after a brief illness with pneumonia, j
Mr. Beckett was born July 12 (
11. on the old Hecket homestead!
about'three miles north of Salem on
Ihe Wallace road in I'olk county, and
lived there all hi life, until the last ,
four months which were spent in j
Salem where he moved with his fam-!
ily. Mr. Beckett was one of the (
most highly respected residents of j
Polk county where he was univer
sally esteemed. From 1892 to 1S9G
he served two terms as Polk countv
affessor, and in 1S9 4 was elected :
county commissioner of that county, j
serving one term.
On October 19. 1S7. he was mar: i
ried to Miss Kmma it. Southwick al.i
of Polk county, who with one da ugh- ;
ter, (Jaynelle Leone, and three sons. ;
I Russell and Karl of Salem, and Carl !
j of Brighton. Or., survive him. Three,
grandchildren, oenevieve. ciyae wai
I lace and Milton Beckett, daughter
land soak of Karl Beckett, also sur
! vive him as does one sister. Mrs.
Giant Allen of Amity. '
I Mr. Be'tkett was a member of the !
! Woodmen of the World.
The funeral will be held Monday
! afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
i Rigdon chapel. Rev. H. X. Aldrich Vjf
; of Lelie Methodist church will of-
ficiate and burial will be in City
j View cemetery.
More Hundred-Dollar Sub
scriptions Added to Com
mercial Club List
SOME BRING CHECKS IN
Illness of Members and Busy
Day in Salem Keep Com
mittee Off Street
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The tcl.'ph'Mi" wns brought
use a' t:i- S:l-m 'omtiic?iil
'.Ht'-rl.iy .''nil iiiim;Ii $1hm
r : i i'-iik r- ovt r th.' '.. ;
m rcni! th' total t'i d:-t" 1' r t '
rliib's piiblifity fun", r.p to ;itont
()(Mi. T!ie T)'.r,v v. ! u: ! he-; n
of the ll'nes-s of sfveml ?. t.-r
the fund o'liniif t---, nnfl rl.T ln
Mii?" vopt'-rdav w;-s jin unusi'ally
MOTOR CAR FEES
FOR ROM! FUND
Over Two and One-Half Mil
lions is Kozer's Estimate
for Tbis Year
BUSINESS IS TREBLED
:: '':yx -V H''l i Statistics for Last Five Years
rf ; J y :3r I Show Striking Increase in
;vi' ; 'aTH-: Figure$
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.- - v;.?" s. '1 I- mil) '-. -..nil ' receded bv the
i ' -if V.i " -'i ', wVrr''ii ' "1 Mali' ;'i 'ft-.i-1 fi s on motor vc-hl-
i i ;Mid t' ' i ;i x on gasoline and di
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FOR LAW WORK
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PORTLAND, Feb. 14. Max H.
Houaer. vice president of the United
States , Grain corporation for the
northwest, announced today that he .
would demand a thorough lareatlga
tlon by the proper authoritiea ol the
charges, of speculation and profiteer-
Ing in grain xoa4 against him
week ago by a United States grand
jury in Spokane.. In a statement, on
the basis of which he declared he
was willing to "staad or fall" Houser
denied the ' charges and produced '
sworn statements from officials of
the Pacific Grain company In which
he Is interested, to show the alleged
falsity of ihe grand Jury's findings.
Hoaser . submitted , a statement
from S. C. Draper, president of 'the
Pacific Grain corporation, declaring
that a price of $2.42 a bushel waa
paid the farmers by the company for
bard wheats, as against $2.07, the
price mentioned by the 'grand Jury.
Soft wheats cost the company $2.28 ,
a bushel, prapef said.
Referring, to the hardx wheat situ
ation last fall. Hpuser said that
when it developed, late In the sea
son, that there would not be orer one
third of a normal crop through the
Big Bend section, Montana and the
Dakotas. buyers from those sections
were brought Into competition with -local
dealers - and millers ta the '
northwest markets and the effect
was that It started a mad scramble
for the wheat, especially In that dis
trict and prices continued climbing
day by day until it eventually result
ed in the farmers setting their own
price. The Increased consumption
and demand for these' hard wheat
flour varieties farther intensified, the
situation. . ll-
Houser submitted figures to show
that the Pacific Grain corporation,
not only did not profiteer, ' bat by
keeping down the price of flour
while the wheat price soared, actual
ly lost an average of CO cents a bar
rel on patent floor from, July, 1911,
to January. 1920. '"'. .
To demonstrate there was na coa
nlvance by him for the continuation
of his duties as vice president of the
corporation. Houner declared he had
advised the wheat director of his In
tention to end his connection with
the grain corporation last July, but
reconsidered wben President Wilson
cabled from Paris asking the wheat
director and 18. vice presidents to
remain another year and. complete
redemption of the wheat guarantee 1
pasned by congress.
"Now comes the Irony of It all. ,
House r continued. "On one band the
president asking me to remain and
on the other band the graid Jury i
trying to crucify me on the cross of j
the profiteer in a most diabolical
majjuer for doing so.. I have tried
to perform my duty without making
any ado over it. endeavoring to be
fair with the farmers, dealers and
millers; but on account 'of the price
regulations. I have tried to see that
the farmer received a square deal,
fo far as was in ray power."
Houser submitted numerous com
parative, price tables and data to
demonstrat that be could not have
! manipulated wheat prices to his own
i aflvantaPA in! 1 rmcA Mr! t K ))i.
7....m,o vill ko to menl that he wa. MdeatrmJned to
hi nr -pon dunnr f iht to a fioih, to the very death
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er t jry ' tc besmirch my integrity.'
busy S'i":rday for the l i nos i:h r
!-m, thriTi'-'a of shop; ts
1nr in tli str?"-f iiiost of th d.-iv. i
Tt:iines- ii.fn of t.e elty hax-4 l. ;i ! " P'Tt-d th;it V. A. Wu-m.
all'nsr ;it the rl"! aro v-.lurt i rilv'j d pu'y 1.-. k of Hi.- tat j ; pt -.n
, placrnj: ih ir r.;unr-s on the 1st c.' w ,; i ri . 1 1 tl i .i t i - re.ij.Mi hi
!thoie who aro anxious to pine S.-. ',,, .,,, M.,.,nvc ,., K:,,;..,r.. '
i lem to the forefront. Several m i ' .
tbac called at h- Hub iron..l!v to' v h,s- "' arran-'"J IO ,M"
JsiKn up and bronsht their rh-r k J ' on:.' a -aw partner with !. Stor.e.
Vi(h tlu-ni. a little r -ns'-l';t ion j w . m .'nown attorn-y of ili.it ejiy
i that is ;iln-a'- tnueh apurrriii t ' 1 by i M-. i a - tu m'. r ot ti: S.il. i.i
th- nmnuti'-o It is b'lievd t h- -ji ronri'-it.
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SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. H. Two
men were dead, three were probably
fatally injured and three others were
toiffering from serious injuries here
tonight an the result of an explos
ion of a mad drum at the Tesler,
Wr.y auxiliary boiler plant of the
I'uget Sound Traction. Light St Pow
er company here at noon today. "-
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'FRISCO MAYOR HOLDUP VICTIM
renninrter of ih- $1iiii
Deaconess Institution Tells LV'is"'L :'r'y "'
. Contr bni' iv to ii.it-.-
Plans and Needs in Letter w. w. i.or.
I In a letter addressed to the pa.
! tors and members of Salem chureh
i e. the Salem Deaconesi hospital ex-
plains it plans and needs for en
j iarsement, relative to the new $."".
! imm) hospital buildinj: which is to b.
erected at Winter and fak streets.
on the Rite of the present temporary 'ri-f Market
hospital. Itqv F'nrni;-
The letter explains that because ; Weller Brothers ....
of cramped room the hospital has j Tlr. Stee & Findley
worked against much disadvantage UveKley &- Itoberls' ..
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HIZZONER LOSES ONLY DIGNITY
CROOK IGNORES HIS PURSUERS
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of .-'ab in Mi". V. ie.-t
ll.l ..')-; a'lii:itt.-,J i i the
lakini- V.k ;ositi..ii at S (Mf A VCtSCO. F-b. 1 !.
(oiiil I:.- jM.i.iii.- l law i ii .l;:iu's U'lLib. Jr. IomM
i h lirant for. M r th-- roil ' !"'.bup ictiins
bom Mi. V. i i- r. - In front of bis riid'-n'-o tb
.t foir-.l ;il til; poin1 of a pistol
throw ur his hanfls by an un-
k '1 bandit who waj leine ptir-
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I ii.l i''.r!-d T" l:a. :ii ninufd parit-of- ; fr
.. ii j ' i ! 'aiiiaib I'alN. ) a !,.:. i ' r to
or t'ie f'.'.ti' !ifi ana train'.' ra.n tii i.-- un,
sion. ! Mio'i by a Lire crowd from the
Mr. W'kvt is expected I rci-n I m no of another robbery. The chief
Iruia the citv countii touiorrow nieht. executive lett nothing but bis com-
poHiire as the onromlnc pursuers ap
parently frightened the bandit away.
Me cscaed. ' j ,
Previously the bandit hd rifled
the cash register of a Chinese sflk
merchant of $200. The cries of the'
Chinese, who pursued the robber, t
t r&cted many pedestrians to the
chase during which the bandit pans-,
ed to hold up the mayor. . . -.