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SALEM, OREGON. FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, l!-0
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Eye Witnesses Give Reports
of Disturbances Before
Committee of 100 Inves
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NIGHTS ARE HIDEOUS
WITH FIRING RAVAGES
Civil Court Procedure is
Suspended British Mil
vricHIXGTON. Nov. 1 8. Eye
witness reports of disturbances in I
Ireland connected witn me move
ment for Irish independence were
five today at the opening hear
ings! of the commission of .the
committee of 100 Investigating
the Irish question.
. For Witnesses on Stand.
Four witnesses, including Den-
' rls Morgan, chairman of the
town council of Thurles, Ireland,
and three Americans who visited
Ireland recently John F. Martin,
Green Bay. Wi2 Father Michael
English,: Whitehall. Mont., and
rather James H. Cotter, Jronton.
nkii r hoar1 hv the Mm-
i mission.; All expressed sympathy
ment and told of violent events
which they had seen .and agreed
that civil processes, except of the
provisional Irish republic, were
tirtualljr at an end under the rale
of th British military forces.
Mr. Morgan said his home was
riddled with bullets prior to his
arrest and deportation to England
without, any definite charges be
ing preferred against him. With
200 other Irish republican . lead
ers, he said, he went on a hunger
strike until they were released.
H also told of "murders" of
Irish citizens by constabulary and
soldiery. Including the "black and
' Shooting WltnenaeC.
Father English., asserted . hat
"their sOdlerabad confiscated his
papers. The military authorities
derided Ws protests that he was
an American citizen, he said, and
he also told of having witnessed
the shooting of an Irishman whose
body, he said, was beaten into un
recognizable form, . " '
Father Cotter, a Catholic edi
tor, fold or the killing of a Galr
way civilian by a British soldier
without cause, he said. The sol
dier,, he said, was seized toy an
other - civilian and reprisals
stalest the town followed an hour
later. V Soldiers shot uo the
" streets for several hours." he said
The aired priest added that he lay
for an honr and a half under a
window ledge of his hotel to es
cape the flying bullets. "The mil
itary, he added, later set fire to
two bosses and fired Into a Gal
way newspaper plant whose man
agement Iras friendly to the re-
.'Father Cotter and Mr. Martin,
a Knights of Columbus official.
Hated that sentiment in Ireland
as they found itwas virtually un-I
animotu, for independence.
Hympathy With Republican.
"Sympathies ojf everyone I met.
Catholic and Protestant, were for
the republicans.?'7 said Father
Cotter. -The belief ?hat religious
prejudice or differences were in
volved la Ireland was unbounded,
he added. ,
'There was absolute unanim
T of opinion for home rule," Mr.
' AQ witnesses waid that' civil
wart procedure was suspended in
J0. . eoroner's inquests pro
fited by the British government
" that the only authority exer
eseept for the British mili-
jnr fortes, was jthat of the Irish
.'Publicans.' j '
lb0Bt t0 80l'erg and 400 po
f!r tationed constantly in
wn ReT- Mr- English said.
iury rajdg through Penniwill.
en?euck district, were o fre
XZ " M,1' that H had been
S,mf the -Penniwill sector."
" irL i of f,re fctarted by hand
7itl or Jncendiaries. which
!f,e? 200 houses in the Pen
'1 district! and said he saw
- w?rk' of bu"ets and bombs.
V. SMr" Ar Klaatterwl.
r- Martin said he was halted
. rcbed frequently by sol-
ertpC . "nf Journey from Lim-
VTS COrk' 116 831(1 tDere
W JTfkt nmbers ,qf military
fa Cork TjatiPnUinB- the
Bpaee of fiTe blocks. Mr.
' aid. he nntof aiwin sn
.. .wl Of tht WintAiva Kaiioa
' U. iM.'T', had heen shattered by
; vv ,CB OI lfe soldiery.
am. i "yensaiion nas
for .v.' British government
&o- J8truction of property
Pro"5. Owtruction has been
ke deel4,,nst Us wn rrres"
ttr i.T? ,n Ireland last rum-
vlwrit' he said.
f," r" ballet which had
cv mt nor K.i i
noed on page C)
WILL BE SENT TODAY
jo ROXES r.U KH) AND TRANS
FERRED BY LKGlOVEIlS
Mother of Red Cross Nurse Who
Made Supreme Sacrifice Con
tribute to Collection
Shipment of the Jams and jol
lies collected for the tubercular
soldiers at Fort Bayard, N. M.,
will be made today, the men of
the American legion packing and
'transferrins the 30-boxes of deli
cacies to the railway offices for
The government defrays the ex
pense; of - bending the contribu
tions, which have come from Hub
bard. Stayton, and some from the
surrounding country, although
the greater portion has ibeen se
cured in Salem.
The latest offering
was from the mother of
Cross nurse who was the
from Oregon to die in the. service.
It came from Junction City.
President-elect Start; on
Four Day Cruise to Cris
tobal With No Stops
NEW ORLEANS. La., Nov. 18.
Sober thinking and an abiding
faith in the republic during the
critical period of war reconstruc
tion were asked of the American
people, today by President-elect
Harding in an address here just
before he sailed for a three weeks
vacation voyage to the Canal
Some reverses and disappoint
ments, , he declared, must come as
the aftermath of the world con
flict, but he predicted confidently
that all of them would pass away
again : if the people only- "kept
their heads," and held fast to the
old time virtues of thrift, honesty
and common sense.
Ringing .through his address
was a predominating note of con
fidence and unaltering faith.
"A confident America," but
tressed by resources never
equalled " before by any people,
and governed by a free, repre
sentative government,, was he
ideal which' he declared must? be
kept In' view. . He said no one .de
clared that the old order should
return, but he maintained, that
in building, forMhe new order ,
there must be no acceptance; of
strange cure-alls - and fancy
theories. The address was de
livered at a luncheon of the New
Orleans Association of Commerce,
the central feature of a program
of entertainment by which the
city sought to show the president
elect that the partisanship of the
campaign already had been for
gotten. Great street . crowds
cheered Mr. Harding everywhere
during his short stay and to a
gathering of thousands in front of
the city hall he expressed his
gratitude for . the hospitality
through the south. ' -'
Mr.- Harding was the guest later
at an informal reception at the
Elks' . home, where he was pre
sented with a gold watch, the gift
of the local lodge. His "little
talk" promised the committee of
Elks developed into a fifteen min
ute address before a crowd of
a thousand gathered in front of
The president-elect was in New
Orleans about five hours. He ar
rived shortly before 11 a. m. and
went aboard his steamer, the
Parismina, shortly after 4 p. m.
Soon afterward the Parismina
started on the four-day run to
Any possibility that the vessel
would touch at a Mexican port on
her way down, in response to an
invitation extended to Mr,
Harding by the Mexican govern
ment,' disappeared when tne
steamship company notified him
that such a stop would carry the
Parismina three days out of her
Besides Mrs. Harding and his
secretarv. the president-elect is
accompanied by a number of per
sonal friends, including senators
Hale of Maine and Frelinghuysen
of New Jersey.
Killing of Turkeys
" for Market Begins
ROSEBURG. Or.. Nov. ISTThe
turkey market was opened , here
today by leading local buyers of
fering 45 cents a pdund for prime
birds, with the promise oi an
increase of from three to five
cents should the market become
stronger. With consignments
arriving Friday, which will be
the banner turkey nay oi me
aon in this Bection. very few
birds were received today, but
they were in prime condition and
quickly sought by both local and
foreign buyers, wno were
ions to get hipments moving as
it is known that many rarmers
will not kill before tomorrow
.luiavin? the shipments to
IIIU9 -.J.-.C - ...1
outside markets. There was still
a strong demand among growers
tnr a hotter Drice than the 4
cents opening, and it was said to
be likely that 48 cents will be
Uinsr nrice for top birds
tomorrow. Farmers interested in
the pool that has been formed
here to keep prices on a higher
level for their turkeys are hoping
for a fifty-cent offer before to-morrow's
sale closes. - .
Oil Production Sufficient to
Supply World for Several
1 Generations is Doherty
Government Regulation of
Industry May Jeopardize
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. An
oil production sufficient to supply
the world for several generations
at least, was forecast today at the
annual meeting here of the Amer
ican Petroleum Institute.
Henry L. Doherty. or New
York, Thomas A. O'Donneli of Los
Angeles, president of the institute
and R. D. Benson, president of
the Tidewater Oil company, de
clared that the petroleum
sources of the world were
where near exhaustion.
Mr. O'Donneli, however.
tacked the navy department for
its seizure - of oil stocks on the
Pacific coast. . Producers there,
he said, "feel that the navy de
partment has not been fair," and
added: "We believe this to; be
due to the extreme prejudice of
the head of the department."
Mr. O'Donneli and Mr. Dohertyi
Doin aeciared mat government
regulation of the petroleum in
dustry was likely to jeopardize
the world's future oil supply by
discouraging development ot new
"What the petroleum business
needs is assurance that it can pro
ceed in the" development of new
sources of supply," Mr. Doherty
declared, "in a competitive and
non-restricted manner. Govern
ment regulation and meddling
will check- the initiative - ot oil
companies., resulting in a - re
Mr. Doherty predicted there
would be sufficient gasoline for
all automotive requirements for
generations to come. He said
scientists undoubtedly would dis
cover new fuel extracts, but was
of the opinion that the probability
of finding an artificial substitute
for petroleum was remote.
Immense Capital Needed.
The immense capital needed
for development of new oil fields
precludes the possibility of the
petroleum j industry becoming a
monopoly, the -speaker said. More
money, he j continued, is txing
spent In the production of oil than
is earned by producing properties.
Between 1912 and 1919 the
amount of capital invested in 250
American i oil companies, the
speaker said, exceeded the divi
dends paid by these companies by
Mr. O'Donneli declared that the
attitude of the navy department
toward Pacific coast producers.
coupled with agitation for govern
ment investigation of the industry
nearly always by men not
familiar with the subject and fre
quently with preconceived preju
dices, has had a destructive influ
ence oft the development of pe
troleum resources on the Pacific
Open Poor Policy Urged.
The speaker urged that all gov
ernments adhere to the "open
door policy," "allowing a free
opportunity for everybody from
everywhere, to participate in the
necessary oil development.
Mr. Benson i expressed belief
that huge amounts of petroleum
were yet to be discovered on the
American continent, particularly
in the west, Canada and in South
America. " . I
Addressing the institute tonight
Admiral Benson, chairman of the
shipping board, declared that
American shipping was facing
"the most unrelenting and stifling
competition" 1 from foreign coun
tries, but had a great advantage
in its oil burning fleet. Seventy
five per cent of American ships
now burn oil, for fuel, he said.
while only 15 per cent of foreign
shins are oil burners.
Establishment of foreign
bunker stations. Admiral Benson
said, had enabled the shipping
board to meet three fourths of its
foreign oil requirements at a sav-
ing of mi
nilhons of dollars a year.
Governor Invited to
j Obregon's Inaugural
Governor Olcott and family
have been invited to attend . the
inaugural of the new president of
Mexico. General Alvaro Obregon
on November 30. The invitation
came yesterday in a telegraphic
message from the Mexican depart
ment of state. The Mexican gov
ernment will pay all expenses
and special trains will carry the
visiting celebrities to the capital
ritv. Governor Olcott says be
will be unable to attend.
NEW LUMBER FIRM
WILL DO BUSINESS
lI.KTITl'lK OF MATERIAL
ASSIKED PAPER Ml I.I.
Spauldhigs Intercnted In Concern
mat .-t,uire liK Holdings in
" Sheridan Vicinity
The Spaulding-Miami Lumber
company has been organized and ,
articles of Incorporation filed j
with the state corporation depart-1
meni snowing a capitalization of
$."f.0fto. Jfciin offices a.e in
It is announced that the com-jis
pany han acquired about 2.00". -
000.000 feet of timber in ih vi-i
cinity of Sheridan. Yamhill i
county, sufficient to assure the j
o4iein paper mm a pienlitude of
raw material, to distribute material-both
to the SpauldinK mills
and other concerns and possibly
to warrant the construction of a
sawmill in the Sheridan vicinity.
The incorporators are Charles
K. Spaulding. C. S. Funk and II.
Other articles filed yesteiday
Postoffice Pharmacy. Portland;
incorporators, Solomon Miller.
Walter J. Kell. Morris Gllckman;
Rosseau Coal 'company. Port
land: incorporators. P. Heilig. F.
Bayley. N.' Moser; capitalization. 1
Resolutions showing an in
crease in capitalization from
$150,000 to $200,000 were filed
by the Log Cabin Baking company
of Portland. Resolutions show
ing an Increase In capltalizayon
from $20,000, to $40,000 were
filed by the Z.' Swett company of
Another Indictment Added
to BrindeU Extortion
NEW YORK. Nov. 18. While
the Joint legislative committee In
vestigating the "buildinw truH"
was hearing further testimony re
garding alleged graft payments to
Robert P. BrindeU, president of
the building trades council, the
grand jury strengthened its i in
dictment of yesterday and added
another, charging the labor leader.,
After pleading not guilty to the
amended indictment alleging at
tempted extortion of $25,000 and
the new charge. BrindeU was
granted his liberty in $10.0,000
The new indictment charged
BrindeU with extortion in that he
received $500 from Louis J.
Cohen, a house wrecker on July
15, in connection with a demoli
The legislative committee heard
witnesses, testify to the payment
ot more than $48,000 to the labor
leader for wrecking Jobs and pro
tection against labor troubles.
Albert Hirskowltz. one of the
witnesses. declared he paid
$25,000 to BrindeU to prevent a
'rumored strike." George Atwell
one of the city's largest demoli
tion contractors, said he had paid
$17,120 for jobs and protection.
Neiman Klomposs. house
wrecker, testified to giving Brin
deU $1000 for "getting me men"
and arranged for "protection
from trouble." of Frank Milton,
another contractor, which, he
said, cost $1,500. He said he also
paid $200 for "privilege cards," in
order that his men could work.
J. .M. Goldblatt. building and
sheet metal contractor, testified
he paid $2,000 to BrindeJl's
aeents at the request of the labor
leader to have a strike called off
on an alteration job.
When he said he threatened to
fight the BrindeU men. Goldblatt
declared Mr. Pike, walking dele
gate, said: "Go as far as you
like. We have the district attor
ney and police force with us."
" 'Why. my dear boy.' he says.
continued Goldblatt. " 'your
amount, is so small It cannot be
seen. wnai are you uarnun
about.' he says, 'we have about 50
on the list ranging from $20,000
to $50,000 and nobody makes a
howl like you did to give up. We
are sorry we ever tackled you'."
Hood River County First
Over in W. C. T. u. Drive
PORTLAND. Nov. IS. (Spec
ial to The Statesman.) Hood
River county Is the first in the
state to report the completion of
its quota in the $125,000 cam
paign drive for the Oregon W. C.
T. t'. farm heme. Word that the
little county had exceeded its
quota was telephoned late todav
to John K. Wheeler. Mate chair
man, by Leslie Butler. Hood River
banker and chairman of the coun
ty campaign coniniittee.
Other counties are nearing the
completion of their quotas and In
terest in the drive i? growing
ttronser in every part of the Mate
according to report received here.
Mr. Butler reports that Hood
River county practically reached
its quota the opening day and
that many communities of the
county exceeded their quotas from
150 to 200 per cent. ' - .
The drive throughout the coun
ty is on behair of orphan wait.
The money will be ued in estab
lishing a farm home for all or
phan and dependent children.
MORE MONEY NEEDED
BY INDIRECT TAXES
I'OMVIITTKF. TO STl'DY OIKS
TIOV NAMED hv t.OVEKVOU
Mewlterw of Initio's lure lleoueot
naia Collie Ksrultie. Vol
unteer Tfielr Sen ires
Because the people at the
P-Hal election last .May found ii
cisary lu vote large sums of
money in excels of what was al-
lowable through taxation under!
the 6 pr . cpiii tax limitation
amendment to the constitution. It
believed the state mut find at
1 way to derive more funl from '
indirect taxation. With this In
mind Governor Olcoit has ap-
pointed Miss Cornelia Marvin.
state librarian: C. C. Chapman.
editor of the Oregon Voter, and
L N. Day. former state nenator
Ironi Multnomah county. to
gather data relative to- further
possible sources of indirect taxa
tion. The faculties of the University
of Oregon and of Oregon Agri
cultural college have offered their
services to this committee.
Several members of the legis
lature have requested the gov
ernor to furnish all data of this
Text of Treaty Published
Shows Rights Granted
' To Powers
WASHINGTON. Nov. 1SN.
Publication In Mexico City today
of what purported to be the tea,,
of a treaty between the United
; States. Great Britain and France.1
ialgntd in 1917, and dealing with
I certain rights claimed by taoe
j countries in Mexico, brought
'prompt official denial from the
state department of the existence
lot any such pact. Officials were
'inclined to believe the publihl
text was that ot a false treaty
prepared during the war by Ger
many for propaganda purposes n
Mexico. There had been, thev
said, previous indications of the
circulation of this ti.se docum
The statement that one cIs,im
of the alleged treaty provided for
certain meas ires to meet possible
Japanese hos'.ility was noted par
ticularly and characterized at the
state department as being as fool
ish as false. -
On the other main subject detl:
with in the t.nurlous pact, comb
ustion or fh flow of oil from
Mexican wells owned by nation
rls of the three powers, it wis
regarded as conceivable that sort
of informal understanding might
have been reached by the thrre.
governments, necessitated by th
'exigencies - of the war. It was
said officially, however, that noth
ing of the kind bad been reduced
It was recalled that Mexican
fuel oil was essential to British
naval operations during the war.
The suggestion thn. a writttn
agreement existed was made lsi
minth in the Mexico City pr-s.
fuch a statement bein attributed
In Hilario Medina, at.inr tmuM
or of foreign affairs in the Car-
ranza cabinet. It was prMptly
denied by Cuthbert? Ildalgr.
holding. similar post undr he
present provisional government,
and he declared - Med in had
brought about pablication cf a
statemeat he knew to be false lor
the purpos embarrawiin the
friendly r-Iation between the
provisional gcvtmment an l il:e
For Indian Sought
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Nov. 18.
Plans for widening the scote of
the Society of American Indians
were launched at the ninth an -
nual conference of the organ ixa -
tion today when it was voted to
apply for a charter In every Mate
in the union.
Delegates asset ted that in
spreading the Influence of the so
ciety, an Important step would be
taken to obtain the legislation for
full citizenship which the race is
A committee was appointed to
put the plan Into operation. All
otficers were re-elected today. Sen
ator Spencer of Missouri
address asserted that congress Is' federal penitentiary at Leaven
determined to give justice to the) worth.
Indians. t Johnson has served two months
of a sentence of a year and a day
for violation of the Mann act. He
Contain Unable to Reach "aLso wa" f,ned 'I-,MM' Sro,t M,d
v,apiam unaoic iu itcucii nat JonnROn mou p3y the fine
Steamer Through Stormt onM if a pardon was rnmd.
MARSH FIELD. Or.. Nov. 18
Capt. Hans Michalson of the
w recked Meamer Joan of Are and j
heveral members of Ins crew sp-nt
all of today on the beach opposite
the wrecked vessel m-ar Pert Or
ford hoping the storm would
modify sufficiently to let them
co aboard and salvage som per
sonal effects, but they were un
able to do this as heavy seas
broke over the wreck all day. It
appeared, according to Captain
Micbelson. that the Joan of Arci
was holding together well, al
though a considerable quantity of
lumber from her eajgo came
ashore during the day. .
UP FOR LACK
OF FUEL OIL
$3,000,000 Lost by Gov
ernment in One Month
When Board Fails to Uti
lize Fleet of Oil Carriers
SHIPS FORCED TO BUY
FUEL AT HIGH RATE
I Tankers Were Only Float
ing Property Capable of
NEW YORK. Nov. lS.Failure
of the tank steamer department
Ui .in" uuru ,-Hiir uipiii
board to utilise Its fleet of bulk
oil carriers for the needs of ship
ping board veraej. caused a loss
to tbe government of $3,000,000
in one month. Martin J. Gillea
testified today before the Valh
congressional committee Inquiring
into the shipping board transac
tions. Gillen was special assist
ant to former . Chairman John
Barton Payne last May when, be
said, the alleged dereliction oc
curred. Tank Steamers Failed.
The tank steamer department
had a4 Vfwli. he added. Of
ors U , Z
ereJ on May 2 S last that the 54
vessels were tied up at southern
ports for laek or fuel oil. and la
addition 40 per rent of the oper
ators were buying oil on the open
market for $4 to $i a barrel. He
rdded "50 per cent or the oil we
were carrying in our ships was
furnished at $2.07 a barrel,"
Gillen testified that this condi
tion or affairs was discloeed
through complaints of. two oper
ators. Captain Paul Foley was
then head of the tank steamer de
part mnet. he said, and "It was as
certained he did not know that
hips were compelled to buy oil at
a higher price than could have
been furnished by the board."
Captain Foley, be added, was later
relieved of his duties as head of
the tank steamer department.
Chart Made of Operation.
In' response to a question by
Congressman Kelly. Gillen said
Foley was now director of opera
tions of the board's entire fleet
or more than 110 ships. Includ
ing the tankers.
A chart- made of the tank
steamer operations. Cillen testi
fied, showed that S3 vyre In gov
ernment service and others In
semi-private and official work.
Some were operated for the bene
fit of public utilities and some in
the service of supplying oil for
shipping board fuel stations
abroad. ' Among the operators he
named the Standard Oil com
panies of New York and Cali
fornia, the Vacuum Oil company.
Atlantic Refining company. Amer
ican Fuel Oil Transportation com
pany. Island Oil company, the
France and Canadian Steamship
company and others.
World Short of Tankers
He added that last May this coun
try as well as the entire world, was
short of tankers. On the open
market such ships were being
chartered at from $15 to $22 a
deadweight ton, he said. The ship
ping board was leasing Its tank
ers be added, to private compan
ies, at from $6.15 to $6.50 a ton.
The tankers were described as
"the only, floating property this
government then owned on which
a profit could have been made."
The witness declared ao one in
the entire division of operations
knew that such a large percentage
of our ships mere buying oil la the
open market at advanced prices
because the operating division did
1 not know what one of its depart
, men is was doing.
Negro Asks Release
of Jack Johnson
TOPEKA. Kas.. Nov. 18.
EliMia Scott, a negro attorney, left
tonight for Washington to ak the
federal pardon board for the re
lease of Jack Johnson, former
I heavyweight champion, from the
IlAKKIt IS II K-ELECTED.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 1 .
Secretary .of War Newton D Ba
ker -was r--el-ted preiint of
the National Consumers' leagu
here today. " New honorary vice
teidenti Jnclude B,rof. A. B.
YVoire. University of Texas, and
Prof. V.. A. Golder. sUtP college
Secretary Baker. In an address
at the final session here tonight
of the league's convention, de
clared that the efficiency of de
mocracy depends upon the effic
iency of the individual citizen.
MU MeUn Coddiag ton.
a young girl living on High
land avettar. a injured
Wednesday night when she
was vtrurk. by an autorao
bile driten by Clarene
ToD-nd. Ii3i Highland
atenae. According to
Towntnd. who turned la
ta report to the police sta-
lion, the girl wild ik wis
not hurt. Ilowet-r. It de- t
vloped later that she had
to be taken to her home,
bat It 1 ld that hrr In-
urir are not considered of
a erlous nature.
In attempting to rrcnw the
street Vrdnday nirbt.
Mi f Wolff. rr th o K. I
I rooming hom. located on
down and Injared by a pa
ing automobile, driven by
C. II. Cross. . After agist
ing her to the rooming
house. Mr. Cross reported to
the police, he called la Ir.
II. J. Clements, who after
an examination said that
while Miss Wolff was severe
ly brnised. be did sot con
sider her Injuries as serious.
While driving his automa
ta bile away from th curb .on J
I Liberty street yesterday. It.
K. Bales ot iii Ferry strert ;
alleged that an aatontobile
J driven by Mart Molson
struck his machine and dam- I
aged it badlr. Tb? ik-IIc
report also states that Bale
received slight Injuries. The
M olson car war slightly dam
aged. An automobile collUloa
occurred yesterday at tb
Intersection of Fifth and
Center streets, when cars
riven by Dudlev Porter, of
2 os Maple avwjae. and Ot-
m J. Wilson cj.ilktt I Via
tars were sligH da ma red J
tut no one ws la lire 1.
YfWIamette River Up
'Five Feet at Eugene
PORTLAND. Oro.. Nov. It.
The Willamette river roe five
feet at E a gene as the result of
the recent downpour throagaoat
the sjate. aad Portlaad'a rise
amounted to about 1.19 feet, ac
cording to weather bareaa re
ports. Portland's downfall for the
past 34, hoar, total ad i.7 laches.
So tar, no damage has bees
done to roadbeds of the railways
radiating from Port land because
ot the storm, which Is general
not only throughout western Or
egon and Washington, bat In the
Interior as far as the Idaho line.
Heavy .rainfall Is reported from
all districts. Creeks are reported
running bank full, but ao serioas
washonts or landslides have oc
curred. Trains are moving with
caution on both sir am and elec
Alaska Indians Are
SEATTLE. Wash.. Nov. 18.
Hundreds of Indians In the upper
Copper river district of Alaska
are facing starvation because of
failure of the salmon fishing la
their srtion. Paul Sen wart i. re
cently returned from Alaska, to
day told a commission In session
here to Investigate the demands
of residents of Juneau Tind Cor
dova. Alaska, for restrictions on
salmon fishing on the upper river.
CLARENCE HEDGES RECALLS DAY SO YEARS
AGO WHEN BOSS FIRED Hlht FROM HIS JOB
A man occupied a room at Hotel Marion last night who
helped build that hotel some & years ago. That Is. h had
two job that were a part of the construction work.
He waa a boy then. On Job was aadtr Mr. Holman
the builder, wetting the brick with a hose. One day an
Indian woman from the Indian camp ap South Mill Creek.
m mew here around th present sit of the automobile camp
ground, came to look at the work of coo struct ion and aat
down cp a pile cf brick, and this boy tarned th hose on
her. For this trick. Mr. Holman fired him from his job. which
was paying 50 cents a day.
But the man who was hoisting the brick and mortar
and other materials hired him to drive the horse and ao
he went cn with the construction of the hotel. When It was
finished, it was nameC the Cbemeketa hotel, as all old timer
know. Later. It was the Willamette hotel. Now. la Its
rebuilt form. It Is the Hotel Marion.
But the bricks are all there.
This bey. who is now a man (I year old. was (and
Is) Clarence Hedges.
He was a printer soon afterwards, aad worked on th
Statesman, when I Vie D'Arcy was employed In this office,
white he attended school. D. W. Craig was also employed
on the Statesman at that time, and Sumter Craig, still extant
and lively aa a cricket, was a MJ In his 'teens. George Good
was one nf the Salem printers then; and so waa Lo Stlnson'a
father, and Schwatka. and Dunbar and ethers known to fame.
Mr. Hedges worked .n Tony Noltaer'a psper. t he old
Portland Standard, and then drirted to California and bark
again, and still bark to the golden state, and published news
papers there, ia Salinas aad other loss for about 35 year.
Then he had the Oregon fever, and bought the Chrcaicle
at The Dslle. and published It snrressfally for five year, aad
built up a fine office equipment.
Last spring he sold the Chronicle and he has been to
California by auto once since, and bow he Is on his way dewa
there again. In an Eex asitc ; snaking slow ur fsst time as
the notion take him.
Mr. Hedges says he doe not expect to return to Oregon
again, because Mrs. Hedges, who Is with him. has not walked
for 12 year, on account of rheumatism; aad she seems better
Mr. Hedges visited The Statesman offic last night: bat
he fcund no familiar faces. No one Is now on th force who
was here In the "O's. though there are some sons her of men
be has known in his career as a printer and owner aad editor.
Complete Organization of
League Perfected by
Election of Four Vice
SPAIN MAY SEND ARMY
Picturesque Features of
Session Furnished by
GENEVA. Nov. 18. la
somewhat agitated aewaloa todav
the leagne of nations aaseablv
completed Its organization by the
election or six vlce-rreideau who
with the six chairmen of the
committee selected yeeterday.
form a sort of executive commit-te-
of the assembly. The bob
European a at Ions, for whom
much solicitude waa show a yes
terday, had ao complaint to make
aa tb-y obtained four view presi
dents Instead of the threw thev
Vice rvemldenta inert ed
These were: YLrtraal IsML Ja
pan: llanorio Pnevrredoa. Argen
tina; Sir George E. Foster. Can
ada and Rod ru Oetavto. Brmsil.
The other vleep residents am Ji.
A. Van Karnateek. Upland ana
Dr. Edward lieno Cs:h Slo
vakia. Pictareaqae feature of the ses
sion were tarnished by Baca
liayashl. head or the Japanese
delegation. Dr. FrUtjof Naasea.
Norway. Costa ve A dor. ex-president
of Swltawrland. aad the two
leading members of the BratllUa
Baron Halahal. attracted atten
tion when he aroee to ask the del
gates to vote for Vktcoint Ufclt
Janaaese ambassador to Franco
if Japs a was to bav a vice presi
dent. AeseiwJbly Is lntre41n
The whole assembly looked en
with erest - Uiterwsx. 'Wktn - after ,
M. A dor. who also la aa ex
b resident of the latensatioaal Red
Cross, had graciously replied to
the remarks r Dr. Na&sen. re
garding the Red Cross, the e
Poorer rnshed dew a aid alsl.
with characteristic steel-trap ac
tion to grasp M. Ador'a hand l
a handshake so warn aad real
that th sen tics en t waa coca nasal,
cated to the spectator.
A carton r era It of th first
ballot for vice presidenti was a
tl bet we a Rodrigo Octavlo
Brazilian ader secretary for for
eign affairs, and Dr. Gaatoa Da
Caahad. Br at Ulan minister to
France, for sixth vie president.
Will th assembly was disc ass
lag th proposed vet for th re
maining vie president, as ani
mated conversation proceeded at
the BratllUa bench, esch candi
date Insisting that b be allowed
to withdraw la favor of th other.
A second ballot was taken ' bow
ever. . :
Motto Honorary President
As an act of courtesy Glasepp
Motta. president of th Swiss fed
eration, who bad delivered the
address of welcome was elected
. (Continued on Pag .)