Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1920)
Wednesday: Rain, rresh south
, - -
The Statesman mm the leased
wire report of the Associated
Press, the greatest and raoat re
Habit press atsoclation la the
SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 1920
PRICK: FIVE CENTS
If.xJco Will Accept Invita
tion to Membership in
1 Leapie of Nations bays
TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT
Hundreds of Americans to
in Mexico City
. HJKICOf CITY, Sor.
-vprlco will not ask admission "on to orfer or employ the rail
to the league of nations, but forcer of the United States
S-..M . initton to member- Mn an' project for the relief of
n'bip be extended by the league
tt would be given consideration
'j Tnis declaration was made by
funeral ' 'Alvaro Obregon, presi-dent-elec,t
of the republic, in an
Interview today with the Associ
ated Press, during which he dis
cussed various problems that will
demand bis attention when he as
turnes the presidency at midnight
tonight, t' V
'Admittance Not to Ix Sought.
. General Obregon said he was1
certain that the provisional gov
ernment under President de la
Hoerta had not requested such
membership and it was the In
tention of his government to con
tinue this policy of aloofness, his
attitude ' being that, Mexico In
miking overtures for member
ship In the league would engage
In a humiliating act entirely in
consistent with its traditinal na
- Tn correspondent was received
la General Obregon's home, ad
jacent to Chapultepec castle, the
presidential residence, where lor
wveral weeks the president-elect
because of a slight indisposition.
baa conducted his affairs. - Gen
eral Obregon,. who is in the best
at health now. prefaced his dig
ression of Mexican problems with
an. expression of gratitude for
tie courtesy shown, htenwpy . the
ha4reds of American", visitors
o are In . Mexico' City for his
"It indicates a better feeling
between the two countries which
will continue to grow." he said
-'- Reconstruction I Problem.
; Petroleum regulations, the la-
bor situation, radicalism and his
proposed legislative projects were
' "The great nroblem t face as
the new Mexican executive is that
of general reconstruction," he
fleclared. "I have reflected ; my
attltade toward various problems
la a aeries of projects which
ha already submitted ' to con-
treaa for consideration
0f firat interest to Americans.
of coarse, is the oil problem and
a this connection I might say
ttat articles 14 and 27 will not
w abrogated. But I am sure
that within af short time, a com
mission will be annotated to reg
ulate the application of these ar
: tklea. f -
Oil Situation Discussed.
"I do not Intend to make any
commendatins to congress re
tarding petroleum matters be
rond arglng that the commission
fee established and that all par
tes concerned be given fair and
Jt treatment. I feel certain
ttat this problem ultimately will
aettled to the entire satisfac
tion of all concerned."
-Asked' what h. considered the
Bat significant: results accom
4bed y jihe old ' Mexican gov
jament which retires tonight,
wneral Obregon answered that
andoubtedlji Its greatest work
u the psiclfication of the re
, JnoHe whiclU he added, "is a se
i ac te the revolutionary move
t of last summer." '
' The Institution of economical
i 'fnoda in public administration
wca naa resulted in the equal
. 'atioa of the national budget and
TDroach Ao financial stability.
, elted by the president-elect
" "other significant result.
Jbor u Oreait Problern.
,M!ol Mexico's greatest
problem, at present is of labor,"
"nral Obrornn ai1 "I am
tlve that radicalism Is not so
"'spread that it constitutes a
f-enace to the neace of Mexico.
nowever. I do recognize that the"
--.ers nave a right to fight for
wterment of their conditions
, . - w " iA4 I. n ill icuu
r5s.ble aid to secure such bet-
kul me workers act with
2? Uw B3 order."
e president-elect recently
"Emitted to congress a- law
." contemplates a system of
for .Da and ,nu"ance policies
'hjployes Who have prnwn nM
J f,rt,iee or who have' become
aa the result of their
(Continued on mm s v
While In Portland
Sixth, and Hoyt Sts.
OFFERED BY PRESIDENT
ARMEX I A X TKAGEI'V IS
HIKH GUT TO ATTENTION'
With Moral and Diplomat ic Sup
ort Peaceful Settlement May
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.
President Wilson today proffered
his "personal mediation through a
representative" to end hostilities
in, Armenia. '
The otfer was in reply to an in
vitation from Paul Hymans, presi
dent of the council Pf the league
of nations, transmitting a resolu
tion adopted in behalf of Armenia
by the assembly of the league at
Geneva, November 22. It; request
ed.that the '"horrors of the 'Ar
menia tragedy" be brought to the
attention of the powers with a
view to entrusting some power
with the task of taking the neces
sary measures to stop the hostili
ties in Armenia. The United
States, although not a member of
the league, was included among
the nations of the world to whom
the broadcast invitation was is
sued. In his reply, however. Mr. Wil
son said he was without authori
sation to offer or employ the rail-
Armenia, or any material contri
butions requiring the consent of
congress "which isj not now in
session and whose action li could
not forecast." . '. !
The president declared, i how
ever, that he was willing upon as
surances of the moral and diplo
matic support of he principal
powers, to endeavor to bring
about peace between the contend
ing -parries in Armenia through
as to the avenues through which
the proffer should be conveyed th"
panies to wnom u snouia be ad
dressed. 'Among officials in close touch
with the president ft was suggest
ed that on account of the familiar
ity of Henry Morgenthau, former
ambassador to Turkey, with near
eastern problems, it was possible
that he would be the "representa
tive" through whom Mr. Wilson
might act. The president already
has before him much data bear
ing on Armenia, in connection
with the task of fixing Armenian
Marines and Gendarmes
Are Mutilated and Left
to Die in Roads
PORT AU PRINCE. Haiti. Nov.
30. (By Associated Press.)
The naval court of inquiry inves
tigating the actions of American
marines concluded its bearings In
Hail today with the examination
of Lieutenant Colonel Hooker of
the gendarmerie, who testified
to the belief that 2000 peaceful
Haitians had been killed by ban
dits In the last few' years. He
declared that from March. 1919.
to Octoher, it 19., larger farming
and settlement areas were com
pletely wiped out by bandits.
Colonel Hooker gave a startling
idea of the methods of the out
laws, citing nearly a dozen cases
I to show how marines land gen
darmes captured by bandits were
mutilated. Ue said that in every
Instance they were decapitated.
and their vital organs removed
and scattered along the trails.
Two marines were burned to
death after torture. Colonel Hook
er asserted. He testified that a
lieutenant had ben killed, the
heart and liver distributed and
eaten and the brain removed to
erease bullets for the bandits'
guns. The records, he saia. snow
ed that 32 gendarme officers were
Dorcas Williams, sergeant or
marines, accused of killing Gar
nler Jean last year, today entered
emphatical denial of guilt. He
declared Jean's house ; was mm
way between the bandits and gen
darmes during a battle at Mals
sade, and said that, hearing that
Jean was intimate with the ma
rauders, he summoned , him. He
testified that Jean appeared with
a towel around his neck and a
blanket about his stomach, show
ing he bad been wounded. Wil
liams asserted Jean was in his of
fice while he (Williams) was pa
trolling and that he learned upon
1. 1 i t-t loan was dead.
Admiral Henry T. Mayo, presi
dent of the court, announced the
hearings would be resumed in
Date Changed for Annual
Commercial Club Meeting
At a meeting of the board of.y0a Sh011id have consulted Sands
directors of the Salem Commer-1 when you received those letters
cial club last nigm u was
dded to hold the annual meeting
of the club on Thursday, Decem
ber 9. instead of Wednesday, De
.omhor s. The reason for the
change Is an Important Masonic
function which is dated for Wed
nesday night. .'.
Officers and directors of the
club will be elected at the an
nual meeting, and to the new di
rectorate will be left the election
of a manager to succeed T.
McCroskey, resigned. ...
Influence is being brought to
bear to induce President J. w.
Chambers to accept a second term
as head of the organization.
Boiling Emphatic in His De
nial of Charges Made
Asrainst Hiin in Alleged
$25,000 Purchase Fund
Witness Characterizes Boil
ing as Straight Forward
NEW: YORK, Nov. 30. R.
Wilmer Dolling, treasurer of the
United States shipping board and
brother-in-law of President Wil
son, today emphatically denied
allegations that he had partici
pated in the $25,000 fund alleged
to have been distributed by Tuck
er J. Sands, for securing a con
tract with the United
llolling Ik Voluntary Witness.
Boiling was a voluntary wit
ness before the Walsh congres
sional committee, investigating
shipping board atfairs. The al
evolving the name of
Mr. Holing were made by Sands
when he testified last week.
Sands alleged lie received $40,000
in notes from Wallace Downey of
which 125.000 was divided be
tween himself, Dolling. Lester
Sisler, former secretary of the
board, and John N. Cranor, rep
resentative of Downey.
Sisler, who also appeared vol
untarily before; the committee,
vras shown the photostat copy of
Sands' charges, now a part of
the record, and he made positive
denial of the allegations against
Supplementing; a statement to
the press this, morning, which
was read into the record of the
proceedings. Dolling testified
that bis first Intimation of - the
charges came to him in the form
of an anonymorusi letter addressed
to 'Joseph P .Tumulty,-, followed
by a similar letter addressed to
William G. McAdoo.
Allegations Are Vntnie.
"There is not a word of truth
in the allegations made by Mr.
Sands," Dolling raid.
"He added that the letter
which alleged that, he had par
ticipated in the funds, had been
turned over to the department of
justice. He testified that the
charges against his name and
reputation had been Investigated,
hot only by the department of
justice, but by shipping board
otficlals, and had been found to
be without foundation.
Alonzo Tweedale. comptroller
of the board, testified that prior
to his recommending Mr. Dolling
for the appointment as treasurer
of the shipping board, he had
been informed of the allegations
by Dolling himself.
Tweedale testified he ascer
tained the charges against Doll
ing had been investigated by
Houston Thompson, assistant at
torney general, through the secret
service branch of the department
of justice and was assured by
Thompson that there was abso
lutely nothing by which Dolling
''could be implicated or attached
to the story.'.
Mechan Gives Information.
He also said he had talked
with John. T. Meehan, investiga
tor for the shipping board and
was given similar Information. -
"Meehan told me there was
nothing to implicate Mr. Dolling"
The witness said he considered
Mr. Dolling an
"Dolling." he added, "had mil
lions of dollars in his hands every
day. I would trust any matter
to his care, knowing it would be
taken care cf as well as I could
do It myself."
Dolling told the committee that
the receipt of anonymous letters
first apprised him of being im
plicated in the alleged distribu
tion of $40,000. He was asked
if he investigated the origin of
the letters or had consulted Mr.
Sands about their import, to
which he replied he had not gone
to Sands about them.
"You say you and Sands were
very good friends? Representa
tive Kelley asked.
"Yes, sir," Dolling replied.
"Did it not occur to you that
Involving your good name and
found out what it-was all about?"
Representative Kelley asked.
The witness replied In the neg
ative, but added he realized now
that he should have made in
quiries. -Mr'. ' Boiling 'testified that the
anonymous letter to Mr. McAdoo
was written on October 18. 1919.
and that the following month he
accompanied Edward Hurley,
ttien hatrnian of the board, to
France, where he remained until
(Continued on page 7)
IN LEAGUE FOR SfAIN
SPANISH L.X;i'AK NOT TO
Japanese Viotint IHflares Japaa
Will Itenew Demand for Kqiml
' ity ltrardP'KM of ICjm.
GENEVA. Nov. 30. This wa4
what might be caller swlf-sarrificW
day In the assembly of the leagua
of nations. Spain and other Spanish-speaking
their request that Spanish should
be madej one of the official lai
guas;s; l. Vivaiuni of the Krencli
delegation withdrew an ameu,
ment in order to enable the aV
sembly to reach a unanimous voM
on the rules of procedure. whib;
Viscount Ishii, head of the Jfc
panese delegation, in a speech
that comniandtHl great attention;
said that Japan would forego at
this session the renewal of its do
mand that the league recognize
the principle of equality of peo
ples regardless of race, national
ity or religion.
In his declaration before the
assembly Viscount Ishii said:
"Japan had the opportunity
when the covenant originally was
formulated to declare her belief
that equality before the law
should be assured all men. irre-:
spective of nationality, race or re
It was remarked that Viscount
Ishii's declaration - seemed to
please Arthur J. Balfour especial
ly while the Canadians and Aus
trlians gave no si en of their im-
An eloquent speech by Narciso
Garay of Panama in favor of the
Spanish langnace as one of the of
ficial languages brought forth the
S. B. HOUSTON
Member of State Senate
Succumbs in Federal
Court Room, Portland
S. B. Huston, prominent attor
ney and politician, dropped dead
in Federal Judge Wolverton's
court room in the old postoffice
building in Portland as he was
waiting for court to convene at 2
o'clock p. m. yesterday, i
Apoplexy is believed-to have
been the cause.
Mr.-Husron was sitting In the
courtroom talking to John Knight
and Tinnles DeBoest, court bail
iffs, while waiting for Judge
Wolverton to take the bench.
Suddenly he slipped 'forward
and was about to plunge face
foremost from his chair when
Knight caught him.
Knight and DeBoest carried the
stricken man from the courtroom
to Judge Wolverton's chambers.
They laid him on a conch and pre
pared to call a doctor. But he
He had gone to court in connec
tion with the case of David Mor
gan against the Celar Lake Irri
gation & Lumber company and 67
other defendants. He represented
Out of respect to Mr. Huston,
Judge Wolverton adjourned court
until this morning.
Mr. Huston was a member of
the law firm of Huston Mea
cham. with offices In 809 Cham'
ber of Commerce building.
During his political career he
was at different times a member
of both the Democratic and Ite -
At the time he began to prac-;
tice law in Hillsboro some 20
years a go. -he was elected state
senator from Washington county
on the Democratic ticket. In 1896
however, he affiliated with the
Republican party and since that
time hadi been prominent in the
During his service in the senate
he was a leader and teas the im
pelling power behind the passage
of a great deal of helpful legisla
tion. Mr. Huston was born at New
rnuadeiphia. Ind.. March 16.
18.8. He was educated at North
ern Indiana university at Valpa
raiso. He was admitted to the
bar in 1879j From 1880 to 1883
he was employed by the Santa Fe
railroad. In 1883 he started prac
ticing law at Hillsboro. He has
been practicing in Portland since
He was a member of the State
Bar association, having been pres
ident in 1902 and 1903. "From
1892 to 1896 he was a member of
the state senate from Washington
county. In 1914 and 1915 he was
a member of the Oregon house of
representatives from Multnomah
He had just concluded serving
a four-year term in the state sen
ate from Multnomah county.
On June 28. 1884. Mr. Huston
married Ella, daughter of . Dr.
William Gelger of Forest Grove,
who came to Oregon in 1839. The
senator is survived by three chil
dren. Mrs. H. M. Clifford of Bak
er, Oliver D.. in the exporting
business in this city with orfices
in the .Wilcox building, and ' Carl,
who also resides at Portland. Both
sons enlisted at the outbreak of
The late attorney was a mem
ber of the chamber of commerce,
the Portland Ad club, and the
Portland Heights club. He has
ever taken an active part in civic
affairs and has spoken before
many local improvement and com
The family residence is at 22
Elm street, Portland,
CORK SKY LIGHT BY
KHmxii ATT KM IT MtlK TO
nriixVrrv HA IX
Flro llrigadc U Fired Fpnn ly
lnrtle of Makod Men WIm-ii
ltesjMitdinC to Alunn
.COUK. Nov. 30. The olor ol
charred or pnionldering wood pre
vails in Cork and the main street
is unsightly with the debris or
Since Friday the sky nightly
has been lighted by the glare of
incendiary fires, which have de
stroyed a dozen larxe buildinr.
causing losses estimated at about
Early today a second unsuccess
ful attempt was made to burn the
city hall which recently was badly
damaged by a bomb explosion and
fire. Xo lens than five Sinn Fein
clubs have been destroyed. The
present series of fires followed
warnings that reprisals would
take place unless three army of
ficers kidnapped recently from a
train at Waterfall were returned
unharmed. An unconfirmed re
port is that the bodies of all three
officers were found in a Held near
The fire brigade when resnnnd-
ing to an alarm Sunday night was
fired npon by parties of masked
uniformed men. consequently the
firemen feared to venture forth,
and when the Thomas Ashe Sinn
Fein club was set on fire today
they refused to leave their quar
ters until the protection of two
lorries loaded with soldiers was
afforded' them. The fires, usually
have been started with incendiary
bombs and petrol in buildings the
owners or occupants of which are
believed to be Sinn Feiners,
Explosions and fusillades from
rifles and revolvers almost Invar
iably furnish a terrifying overture
ana accompanlmemnt to the con
flagration. LEGISLATION TO
Agricultural Committee to
Consider Interests of
WASHINGTON. Nov. 0 Pos
sible remedial legislation for ag
ricultural interests will be dis
cussed at a Joint meeting of the
agricultural committee of the
senate "and house Thursday. The
senate committee went over the
situation today and invited .tb
house committee members to
meet with them Thursday to see
what could be done to alleviate
the situation caused by falling
prices for farm products.
Senate committeemen said ten
tative suggestions for consider
"Revival of the war finance
corporation and the opening of
European markets for surplus
products, some plan for extend
ing Credit to foreign nations ar.d
amendment of the federal reserve
act to rush extension of credits
on agricultural paper."
' Senator" .Vorris. Nebraska, said
re-ertabliFhroent or trade with
Russia would be one means of
reuer. senator France. Mary
land, another member of the com
mittee, plans to Introduce a reso
lution for this purpose.
Senator Harris. Mississippi,
also a committee member, indi
cated that congressmen from rot-
llon aie were ready to Join
with those from wheat and rat
tle states In pushing relief legis
lation. He said he wanted to see
the war finance corporation re
vived and provisions made for
government loans to the agricul
"The government encouraged
the farmers to make this crop,
which was at a very bish cost of
production and the government
ought to apply exceptional treat
ment to aid them." asserted Sen
ator Harrison, who said he had
bills to ofrer dealing with the
problem, if the Joint rommlttr
session reached no definite pro
gram. He raid he would also favor
naking property In the hand.-, of
the alien property cutodlan. am
ounting to about $400,000,000 a
basis for extending cred:t to Ger
many to purchase surplus Am
DA II V CYCmXK WHIRLS.
HEAYERTON. Or.. Nov. 20.
A miniature cyclone Is reported
to have swept through the Hill
side section late Saturday after
noon. The twister was reported
by T. A. Darrow to have traveled
in a northeasterly direction cut
ting a path about 12 feet wid
through a grove of second growth
fir. Trees were twisted off and
uprooted on a numWr of farmc
and chicken houses and other
minor buildings suffered the los
of their roofs. No one was In
j n red.
WKNATC1IEE TO FIjOAT.
PORTLAND. Nov. 20. Plans
for an excursion by a number of
Portland trade envoys on the
Wenatchee. the fiist fast freigh.
and passenger steamship of the
United States shipping board to
operate between the Columbia
river and the orient, were an
nounced today by the Foreign
Commerce club, which appointed
a committee to make arrange
menta for the voyage which will
etart Urch 1.
Missing Barge Undoubtedly
Went Ashort on Nest of
Rocks at Mouth of Quil
layute River .
SURVIVAL OF TWO MEN
IS HELD MIRACULOUS
Captain Tibbetts Forced to
Cut Pirrie Loose to Save
SEATTLE. Nov. 30. Recovery
of eisht lodie. including those
o' ('apt. and Mrs. Alfred II. Jen-st-n
and First Officer Peter Hohl-
mann. washed up on the hettch
near the mouth of the Qullla
yute river, on the Washington
crast.'as reported by telephone to
the Associated Press from Clal
lam bay. Wash., early tonight,
establishes beyond doubt, it I
believed by local shipping men.
the fate of the missing barge W.
J. Pirrie. which wan caught in
the ton-trie storm off the Wash
ington coast last week.
i Truce of llaby l Found.
The finding of the bodies was
rerfrted to the Seattle offices
of W. R. Grace A Co.. owners of
the Pirrie and the steamer Santa
Rita which was forced to eut the
Pirrie adrift in the height of the
Aside from the bodies of the
master, his wife and the first of
ficer, all the bodies recovered
today were those of Chilean
members of the crew. It was re
ported. It was stated no trace had yet
been found of Captain Jensen's
1 1-months-old .baby boy.
. Searching parties of Indians
from the Quillayute reservation
are working up and down the
coast covering a stretch of about
five miles between Cape John
son and James Island, for other
bodies of wreck victims.
Pirrie Ashore im Cake Itork.
Acrordtnr to Captain Austin,
in command of the coast guard
cutter Snohomikh. which respond
ed to a S. O. h. call from the
Satrta Rita last Friday night and
has been standing by ever since,
there is little doubt that the
Pirrie went ashore on the neet '
of rock known as the Glant'j
Graveyard, at the mouth of the
Quillayute river, off Jamea Is
land. Cake rock, which Is a part
of the Giant's Graveyard, la be
lieved to have been the point on
which the vessel was destroyed.
Two Mew Survive Kxpnuure.
The coast In the vicinity of
the wreck i dotted with Jagged
rocks and the escape, alive, of
two members of the Pirrie crew,
who were found unconscious anj
almost dead from exposure, last
night. Is considered by shipping
men here as little short of mira
culous. The.- men who were able
to speak but little English. Were
unable to give a very rear ac
count of their experience, but It
as evident from the information
they gave that the Pirrie was
lo?t. It was through information
they gave that the bodies of Cap
tain Jensen. First Officer Ilohl-
mann and two unidentified rail-
ors were found. Ijiter the search-
irg parties found four mote bod
1.1 fesa vers from the Neah bay
district have taken charge of the
Fcarch for other member of the
crew of the vessel tonight.
Captain Forced to Cat Rjirge
lOKT ANGELES. Wash.. Nov.
30. Capt. J. K. Tlbbrtts. master
or the steamer Santa Rita, which
cut adrift the steel barge W. J.
Pirrie In lie storm off the Wash
ington coast lt wek. -w;
forced to send the ill-fated vesH
to almost certain destruction to
prevent the wrecking of both
ships, according to officers of the
ccast guard cutter Snohoiuih.
which put into this port todav
for coal, after standing by with
the Santa Rita since last Frldav
Captain Tibbetts was faced
ih a momentous decision when
in the heicht of the storm he re
alized he could not hold his tow."
said Captain Austin of the Sno
homish tonight. "Doth vessels
were within KOO yard of th
retks and facing certain destruc
tion and there was only one thing
for the master of the Santa Rita
to ao. tie rut the hawser, re
leasing the Pirrie. to save the
Santa Rita and her crew."
Captain Heads for Strait.
According to Captain Tibbett s
itory. as given to Captain Aus
un, the Santa nita and hr tow
were f!rt struck by tb storm
near Instruction Island, atte-
leaving Tacoma and standing out
by the capes, down the eoaU It
was a "dead-on-shore" wind and
the worst ever experienced by
the matter ot the Santa Rita
He put about and headed hack
Uit the straits or Juan de Fuca
but was unable to make vrar
against the gale, and hove to.
heading into the sea and wind.
(.Continued on page 7)
HARDING MAKES CALL
AT ISLE OF JAMAICA
WIST IMMF.S Kl IMi:T FOllM
President -eject ArronVtl TUiMq-4
la kia.Vi HoiM Halk
fittest Along Ilutite
KINGSTON. Jamaica. Nov. 20.
Senator I;aroin2 arr.ve,I ml
Kingston thL morning on the
Mejmer Pastore. which broarht
him from the eanal zone, lie wa
mt by the mayor. Ird!ns offi
cials and representative citizen.
A enard of honor roMpwi-d of a
Wewt Indie regiment wa lined
up on the quay as the prntideni
elect disrnbarked. Crowd which
bad ratberetl wdmrned Mm with
cheer, while a band played "The
Star Spmrled Hanner."
Nfter a trl f conversation with
the mayor. In which the senator
ra'.d lie was glad of the oppor
tunity afforded him to vUlt Ja
maica, he was drlren throtirh the
principal Ihorooghfart to Kins
House, the residence of the gcv
ernor. where a reception was lu ld.
An ovation was given the president-elect
all along the route.
NEW NAME IS
Floral Organization Be
comes City Improvement
Th new name
Floral society Is
of the Salem
the City In-
This was derided at a well at
tended meeting of the society at
the Salem Commercial club rooms,
at which all the directors were
present, laat night.
It is the purpose of the newly
named 'league to have It galvan
laed with n-w life, with larger
purposes and a broader and more
Mrs. Josle S'ewart. upon the
argent demand of all present, de
cided to accept the presidency of
the new organization.
The Idea Is to merge the work
of all the local Improvement a-
socUtiona In all the diatrtct. eat.J
north and south.
Everything will tie done with!
a view to a better Salem every
thing for a Salem beautiral.
The first work to be nnder
taken will "be the beautifying of
the district' arenad the Highland
school and generally la the north
ern section. Where so many
strangers mast eome over the
paved road a.
It Is hoped that he co-operation
of the Parent-Teachers asso
ciation of the Highland district
may be enlisted la this initial
There are tuany ways la which
Salem may- be made a better and
more beautiful (ity. and the
City improvement league Is ambi
tious to enlist the aid of every
one at all interested In this city
or this district.
MOST OF ROAD MONEY
Out of a total of jri.SOJ.sil
92 that has been expended by the
slate highway department from
its inception in 1512 to the close
of the flscat year fcr 130. end
ing tody. more tbaa half, or
S13.3II.29S. 27. has been emend-
ed this year
A summary of the expenditures
over that period year by year up
on work handled under th super
vision of the department Is given
1913-11 State fand. $20..
SR.9; county funds, f t.oou.ooo;
1915 state fundi. 12U.221.
51: county funds. 2it.
191 State fundi, f 199.55C-
: connty funds. $9. 471. 90: to-:
tal. 29.2A. j
1917 State funds. $7l.;i9.-1
61: county funds. 1270.12.37;
191 State fands. S2.214,oV.
"7; county fund. S 39.5S2.42;
1919 State funds. S. 296.277.
"7; county lands. S-6K.5iw.l;
government funds. S22 4.S5! gSe;
1920 State fands. SI 1.362.
169. SZ; ciwnty funds. Ss.i39.-
4.verurnent fund. l.o9i.
027.23; railroad fund for build
ing rrtiDx. 1 17.661.62: total.
Totals Staf? funds. $21,163.
379.14: county fund. $3.41.
922.23: government funds. $1.
320.h7s.93; railroad fund. $17.
61.62; grand total. $25,903.
S51.92. A summary of the departments
expenditures for the last hienni
am, from Ieeenber 1. 191 S. to
November 30. 1920. inclusive.
For grading, bridges, macad
amizing and paving, exclusive of
work under pot and forest road
Grand total. $ 1 2.i4.362.30:
from state funds. $11,194.37.20:
from county fond. $992,262.4:
from railroad funis, $17,661.62:
Mabel Goodan, Only Wo
man in Penitentiary,
Swallows Poison When
Intimacy Is Detected
JAIL ROMANCE IS
Icmate Tells Story to-Officer
and Confesses Mate
is Not Husband
A prison romance, affectionate
missives paing between the state
penitentiary and a paroled con
vict la Eugene, and a woman's
confession In the office of Stae
Parole Officer P. M. Varney led
to aa attempt at suicide by Mabel
loodan In her room al the peni
tentiary yesterday. A pbyatclaa
sated the girl's life att-r she had
swallowed poison.' She la IS years
A farther development la the
affair was the arrest at Eagene
of David McCardell. who will t
returned to the penitentiary to
day aa a parole violator. Chief
of Police CbrUtensea of that
pUre will bring him to Falem.
Paramowr AIo (javirtrd.
The girl, who gave her name
as Mabel Goodan. now apparently
aa alias, was convicted la Jack,
son county on a charge of obtain
ing goods by falre pretense and
was received at the sta'e prison
last July to serve two years. She
is the only woman la the limita
tion. At the same time. Daa Goodan.
! the man she elslmiwl a K.r tin.
band, was committed from Jack-
son county oa a charge of forgery,
sentenced to de three years for
McCardell came Into the wom
an's life aft-r she was Incarcer
ated. He was convicted la Mult
nomah county oa a charge of lar.
eeny la a dwelling; end arrived al
the state prison December IZ.
under a sentence of tTsree
years. He was paroled Novem
ber 13. this year.
Partei Maa to flagem.
Immediately apoa receiving hit
parol privlleg McCardell west
to Eugene. Shortly thereafter
letters begaa to come from Eu
gene to the girl la prlsoa. signed
Atvln Hatby. who purported to be
her cousin. This was a rase to
deceive the prlsoa officials, for
(Continued oa page 7)
engineering and administration.
To complete work under 111
1J1 contract Graad total.
S4l2.17a.24; from state fands.
I jrX.2.7J; from county fands.
23. iI.zi ; engineering and ad-
I ministration, fl3.ai0.4i.
" wvta wutj-T rvm pro
Jeett Grrnd total. S4.i4.O0.
i: from state fundi, 12.023,.
421. at: from eonntr funds, f 219.-
.ov.tf: from government funds.
$1.320.!I7S.93: engineering and
For wmk bW (ort road
projects Grand total. $02.10.
97: from state funds. $42.1M.
97. Maintenance work Grand to
tal. $114. 326.4: from slate
fand. $112,670.57; from county
- For road sisnlng Graad total.
$5226.79; from ttate ' funds.
For Interett on bond, etc.
Grand total. $653,051.70; from
atate fund. $653,051.70.
For equipment and stocks
Grand total. $292.6oo.C4; from
S'ate funds. $292,699.60.
For survey ofytate highways
Grand total. $41 4. at 1.34; from
state fundi $414,111.34: engi
neering and administration.
$114. Ml. 21.
.For engineering county construc
tion Grand total. $91.16.2:
from state funds. $J1.16..20; en
gineering and administration.
For market road engineering
Grand total. aa.63.77: from
atae fund. $2.62S.77: engi
neering and administration. $21.
524.17. For administration and general
supervision Grand total, $350..
.16; from atate funds. $150.
67.16. Totals Grand total. $20,234.
177.5: from state funds. $17,
65ft.S46.90; from county funds.
$1,227.09.60; from government
fondt. $126.96.36.199: from rail
road fund. $1 7,661.62: engineer
ing and adminiitratioa, $1,992,-10S.S5,