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SALKM, OUKCON, WEDNKSDAY MUKNIXC. DECKMKKK 22. 1'jJti
s L. IX.
BANDITS IN NEW YORK
INCUKASF. OF 7fH lAN'NF.I IX
Large Forces of Civilians
vEngage in Terrific Fray
With Soldiers and Police
Outside of CaUan
ScHljr Justice Is -Meteil Out : trt
Two . ItohlMTtt V1m Attempt
CHRISTMAS SEASON DREARY
FOR SOME SALEM CHILDREN
VNLESS OTHERS ARE KIND
Statesman. lied Cross and Hoy Scouts Will do Their Part
Will You do Yours to Make Yuletide Time of Happiness
for Unfortunates Who Are Numerous This Year?
TERROR REIGNS IN ALL
COUNTRY SIDE HOMES
Biggest Battle of Day Oc
, cured Near Glen Bower
DUBLIN, Dec. 21. Heavy
fighting has taken place between
large forces of civilians on one
side and soldiers and police on
tbe other. In the section lying be
tween Cailan, county Kilkenny,
nd Glenbower. connty Tipperary.
The military and Tolice were am
bushed at not less than three dif
ferent places yesterday and num
erous casualties resulted on both
sides. These Included Sergeant
Walsh. It. I. C, killed, some sol-
diers. number unknown, killed,
10 or IT. civilians killed and Ser-
reant Shannon and several sol
.(tiers wounded. About 30 civil-
s ians were wounded or captured.
.1 Casualties Number 10.
rAn official communication is
sued by' general headquarters to
night estimated the casualties
among the attacking forces at 10
and gave the military casualties
:as one private severely wounded.
No police casualties are men
tioned; The statement says that
the details are still . in doubt and
that no information has yet been
received regarding the ambush of
police reinforcements from Clon-;
The Inhabitants of the country
side are In a state of terror and
many, are fleeing from their
The first conflict occurred early
in the day at the Toot of Seive
namon hill. After a sharp fight
!b military lorry got through and
' Vent a message "to Callan for re
inforcements. In this instance it
Is believed the ambushers escap
! JieJaforcements Meet Ambush.
S Reinforcements of Royal Irish
constabulary and soldiers left Cal
lan late. In the afternoon and
when about two miles out Tan
iinto another ambush near Car-:
rickgricken. the Earl of Ossery's
hooting lodge. At the first vol
ley from the ambushing party.
. the soldiers and police dismount
ed from, the lorries and spread
out and a brisk fight ensued, the
firing being Intense at times.
The fighting was still In prog
, ress when County Inspector
Wnyte of Kilkenny with a dozen
men of the constabulary dashed
. wp on another lorry, running in
to the thick of it. It was now
becominit dark and the police
...... (Continued on page 2)
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. Armed
with repeating rifles. 20 picked
sharpshooters of the New Yoik
police force tonight scoured the
city in automobiles in a hunt for
Each sharpshooter was accom
panied by three detectives and a
patrolman. They were under or
ders to hoot every suspect -who
attempted to escape them.
Other drastic measures to curb
New York's crime wave which to
day swept into nearby New Jersey
towns were launched by. police of
ficials and judges.
Removal of Police Commission
er Enright was proposed in a res
olution introduced at a meeting of
the board of aldermen. The reso
lution was tabled, however. Simi
lar action was taken on a resolu
tion to approach a committee to
investigate the police department
and report to Governor-elect Mil
An increase in the police force
of 769 men was authorized by the
board of estimates. Judge Mcln
tyre of the court of general ses
sions ordered 150 persons now on
bail of from $15p0 to $10,000 on
robbery charges, to appear tomor
row when, he said, their bairwin
be Increased. ,
New Jersey police, aroused by
today's crime ah attempted bank
robbery in Milltown, the chloro
forming and robbing of a girl and
two holdups gave orders that all
tube stations and ferries in Jersey
City be kept under guard to pre
vent the influx of criminals driv
en from New YorkN ;
V .a f . ! matArl Ant frt
peHiy justice Ttr lllcvcli
two robbers captured this morning
when a band of four attempted to
rob he First National bank of
Milltown. N. J. Within 12 hours
after their capture by a posse
they! were under sentence of from
fouri years and-eight months to
seven years in prison.
Senator Lodge Declares
Message of Forefathers
Was to be Found in Their
Lives of SturdyManhodd
CHRISTMAS day, 1920, is be-j brilliantly-lighted shop windows
ins: looked forward to from two wondering if Santa (if their child
very different points of view. Tjj hearts have not lost the belief in
a larg percentage of the dwellers i the good sainll will 1 .able to
oF. IIUKMIN IS KIlXF.n .LSI
OTIIFKS IVJl'ltKI .
V. V. Mcer lUlimale IWimagr l
.. mm i.l n to 4'nftiMrd Flee le
IMrimeiiu tialw fontroj
PACIFIC HEARS VOICE
FROM ATLANTIC COAST
Guests Trod Leyden Street,
First Pathway of Colony
to Plymouth Rock
I lil.l(Jl. Ill, .JUSS.. 1B!C. .1 j
message from the lives of the pil
grim fathers and fulfillment of a
prophecy made here by Daniel
Webster 100 years ago marked
the formal exercises here today
before a distinguished audience in
observance of the 300th anniver-
witliin the gates of tli capital
city it means home comings and
gathringt around a family table,
of relatives and close friends, and
an exchange of situ to 'he re
maining portion it means a repe
tition of the poverty and want of
nh. other 3f. 4 days of the yea.
f.r no matter how much one hears
of the prosperity existent in Sa
lem, the fact remains that th-re
are a great many families hr
who are in actual need of the
Ark the Salvation Army or the
Red Cross officials ir you ar in
'ruht. TIipv will Jell ou that
nior calls for assistance have
com.! to them this winter than
for several seasons past. ,
There is. for instanc, the case
of tht widow with seven children.
A i tbe eldest of whom at 1 R years old
was the -sole support of the little
family, until tli iron-hand of the
law in the person of a school au
thority came along and sent the
boy to school. Now between sell
ing papers and doing odd jobs for
neighbors the younger children
sary of the landing of the pil ' manag" between school bonrs to
grims. The message was delivered
by United States Senator Henry
Cauot Iodge. The prophecy was
fulfilled by Governor Calvin. Cool
Message of PilgrimH is Told. '
Senator Lodge said the message
of the pilgrims was to be found
in their lives winch showed a
eke out a hare existence
Then there is the plight of the
unemployed workman whose
wif'!, in the final stages of tuber
culosis, bravely but hopelessly
awaits the end out at thestatesini
torium. Two small children Jft
without a mother's care run fig
ged in the streets, pinched fes
find -his way to their pitiful
Oinrtitions are no better in the
home of the brave lit 1 1- mother
who lives in ih" outskirts of tha
city. who. her tears not y-t dried,
her heart Mill tJrn over the deaih
of her last-born, courageously en
deavors to do th let with her
maeer moans for the remaining
six little ones.
Jimmy's mother must be away
all day scrubbing floors In down
town office bnildings, hr-r one
source of keeping the wolf from
the door, and the little cripple
must needs sit all day in his
wheeled chair at the clean, cur
tainless Window, the nn bright
spot In each gray day being the
sight of other children, more for
tunate than he, playing happily
In the out-of-doors, t'nh-ss gen
erous hearted Salem folk, who
have plenty, think of little Jim
my at this Feason. Christmas will
be strangely lackjns in this small
Hosts of others, just as pitiful,
eqnallv deserving, will be' depend
ent this year upon the generosity
of their fellow men. an whether
Christmas day. 1S20. Is made a
day of rejoicing or merely left to
be a repetition of the other 3 f tiAiih
Ranker Otto H. Kahn De
I Glares Tax Burden Has
Already Stopped Com
SALES TAX TO RAISE
I CONSUMER'S BURDEN
Rate Is Proposed As
Initial Test ForvTrial of
New Tat Measure
iC.SHINGTON. Tmx. 21. E
ta!lrt-li?iient of a wiles tax. rep!
,;'t' J" la ," J'. -
diSion of the tiicher" rales on In
ctf.U Mirtaxes apward. nin'on
office tarifr and the levying of a
Uiirtax on net proliii of corpor
atijs. were advocated bfore tbe
liiSuSf! ways and means committee
t4l4' hy Otto II. Kahn. New York
b;jiRer. In a comprehensive lis-
ci-aon of lax i vision legisia-
Gordon Election Case
Pat on Hearing Docket
Arrangements were made yes
terday whereby , the election con
test of Leslie W. Murray vs. Her
bert Gordon, as representative or
tha l$th district, will be given a
hearing Friday, December 24, at
10 a. m. in the ciicuit court or
Marion county, before Judge Per
cy R. Kelly.
The petition for contest was
filed last Saturday by Murray on
the grounds that Mr. Gordon was
not legally a candidate for office,
for the reason that at the same
election he was a candidate for
mayor the city of Portland. i
petition contends this to be a di
rect conflict of law.
Should the rontest be; decided in
favor of the contestant, it will
undoubtedly result in Mr. Murray
being declared elected' to the ot
fice. as he stSod next in line In the
humber of votes received at the
Though this county Is not a
part of the 18th district, the con
test will be decided here as the
law provides that an election con
test must be held in that county
in which the certificate of election
to the office in question issued.
TELL OF RAIDS
Ireland Can Be Won Yet By
a Sincere Policy Declares
ViA4rSnr miiiA r mrf rf tliA nrtVfrf v
strong, act ice sense of public duty.J to wbioh thPy arP subjected. No
obedience to the law and the Plac-l(,oub, ,ny hay, more tnan on0
ing of the spiritual above eco-j stooi wistfully gazing Into the
nomic values. t t . -
While the great republic is
true in heart and deed to the
memory of the , pilgrims of Ply
mouth, it will take no detriment
even from the hand of time," was
his preoration. L
Webster's Phophecy Is lulfillel
In the midstu of his address,
just after he had spoken of the
significance of , Webster's speech,
a telephone bell rang. The sena
tor went on to recite Webster's
prophecy that "from those who
shall stand here a hundred years
hence the voice of acclamation
and gratitude commencing on the
rock of Plymouth shall be trans
mitted through millions of sons of
the oilCTims till it loses itself In
the murmurs of the Pacific sea."l
The bell rang again and the re
ceiver was lifted. Across the con
tinent came a voice from Califor
nia. A moment later. Governor
Coolidge.nspeaking from the chair
of a governor of Plymouth colony,
delivered ai greeting to Governor
Stephens and the Golden Gate
from the governor of Massacnu-
setts and Plymouth Rock.
Distinguished Audience Listens
stirring poem was read by
Dean Le Baron R. Briggs of Har
vard university and Governor
Coolidge made a brief ad3ress.
The distinguished audience in
cluded ambassadors and represen
tatives . of foreign governments,
governors of states, congressmen,
member of the judiciary of state
and nation, literary lights and civ
drab days Is up to th citizens of
In another section of this morn
ing's paper, the Statesman's plan
for relief and of bringing cheer
to the cheerless is told. " Thn
Statesman the Red Cross and the
Hoy Scouts will do .thrlr part
Will you do yours?
U.les Tax Is KmIib lnMvjil.
tM. Kahn. one f th tw wit-
nsBs invited by the committee
VENICE." Cal.. Dee. 21. Dam
age estimated at SS.0AO.Q00 wn
au-rd by fire which burned for
two hours on the amusement pier
here tonight before it was brought
mijer ron'rol by the combined ef
fcits of the,Vnice fir depart
ment and two corn pan . from Ixs
Ansele' just m it was threatening
in destroy the riiy.
The estimate of the damage
was jad C. C. Meyer, a di
ittinr ol !:e Venice rhamlr of
The lire ra'i'M-d the death of
.ne tciltiiH'tr fire fighter and Itm
rerions injury of three others.
The in-on prol.atily fatally in
iuretl was Jones Cully of Venie.
an eniptoe .f the danre hall.
When the lire broke out. appar
ently from an overheated gaa
stove, and th dancers, in a panic
; tampered toward the exits. Cully
was in the rear of the building,
lie rltrubed to the top of the
biildinK from a rear window and
then lot-! his hold. He vat taken
to a hospital with a banal frac
ture of I be skull. The, fife was
;rcuit under control at lt:So
o'clork after rtjinase estimated at
fl.o0o.iMMi had been done.
At that time the pir had been
burned to the water's edjte at the
land eod and Iftr more than Sao
tet. r one-iblrd its length.
SI ore than a wore of eonrerns had
For First Time in Sixtr
Years American Shipping
is Independent and Car
ries American Insurance
l oi Appear' Ixfore it.
of a ales
letH"?! oil the question
tj..$iarlly In r!ponse to indl
taliis in the eommitt-e that
ibrsort. of tax In ramlns in fa
v i Chairman Kordney. Ik fore
Mt;ahn was called, raid he and
sejv:! other members tKlievetl
KORitj tort of sales tat would een
Hitft. but were feefcini: mthKla
by.jr-hich the lax wonld not be
nnflfjplied and the consumer tin
jtijtr taxed in th firnl purchase.
Ha result of the chairman's
si orient. Mr. Kahn dUcusscd
r e r c-n ' 1 1 fiin eriieoi .
OeCOnd Ot UrOUp Ot Aliegeaitht haso of the problem, advo-
Gangsters Faces Jury on
&1JV7V1 CLAVS FOR POOR UNANIMOUSLY
ELECTED AND COMMANDEERS WAREHOUSE
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21. Ah
arraignment of the coalition gov-
ernment tor wnat was aescrioea:
as "its lack Of sincerity in its pol
icy toward Ireland." was present
ed today by two English women
to the commission of the Commit
tee of 100 investigating the Irish
Miss Ellen O. Wilkinson of
Manchester, one of ten women
who investigated conditions in Ire
land for. the women's internation
al league declared that if a refer
endum were taken, it! would be
found that the "mass or British
opinion was not behind the gov
ernment in its present policy to
Miss Annot Robinson, also of
Manchester, joined her in the' dec
laration that) while the British
public hardly was ready to accept
the Sinn Fein plan of an Irish rfrt
public, "Ireland can be won yet"
if the government adopts a sin
sere policy. Both women indicate
With Senator Poindexter
and Got. Morrow
FAVORED BY BENSON
Quick Action Sated Monop
oly of Ocean Tonnage by
: w -s t :nn In a tin rl roH nf tha I
rtTin the mue hail saijtheir belief that dominion home
with tirkpt ! r uie wuuiu piuic iuc nuai
4tsM.nA rf ft XT rrt
rmong them descendant of the (tion to the Irish question.
, ' " " 41 . ,K .,.,!,,. "Little scraps of nations ar
MiT,5. f , ;r or two Ti posed by the English as inviting
"l1""!3 na,?f,aL u'Tn ?r struggles between masters." Miss
All in favor of MoHy
Statesman, acting as Salem's banta v,iaus v
please say aye.
iThere; all right.it is unanimous. .
r-n v,e nhnno nnmbGr is 106. and she is m the
news rooms upstairs, and she has charge of : the are
house just back of the of f ice, the red building just back,
of the V. C. T. U. corner.
. She has the names now of a lot of families in ac
tress. She wants other names.the names of all families
in Salem in distress. .
And she wants you to bring m nour, potauuo, -ions,
carrots, beets, cabbage, beans, "cei.f"e"er
kind, and clothing-anything that a family hxhiklren
tf M e xvnor nrnsA at Chnstmas time or any
ii lb call tai, . , w. . " - ' -
other time. r
Bring in things from the country.
- Send things from your homes.
Buy things and send them in.
Order your grocer to send them. . .
They will all be taken care of. and entered in a l)ook
of memory, and published. i. . . -
The Boy Scouts will attend to ah this. And thev
will no doubt have help from others. , ... '
-And the Boy Scouts will distribute all the thmg,,
oni 4i, im Ti-Vioeo thev are most Tiectleci.
Send in things today, tomorrow, Friday and hatur-
Then, if there is further need, keep on sending them
in, till there are no families in Salem in distress ,
The sun is turning its face back towards the good
old summer time, and spring will ere long be here, j
But there are several weeks ahead during whicn
the families in distress will need help.
Let's see that they get it. . . V p
Salem's heart is big. No one will be allowed to suf
fer, if the Boy Scouts will stay on the job. j
. That warehouse is at the service of the community,
to rel idea rtlo esaa fill snrinff. if necessarr.
Let it not be said, or even whispered that Salem dees
not take care of its own.
dence here still full faulty in their
English, school children and visi
tors from distant states. To ex
press their more intimate senti
ment the townfolk held a supple
mental service of hymn and pray
er, poem and speech.
Guests Trod lieyden Street
After the exercises, the guests
trod Lyden street, the first thor
oughfare of the colony in a pil
grimage to the rock, now fully ex
nosed for the first time in years.
A few alert in the morning hours
had obtained chips of the historic
boulder as workmen trimmed its
Kise nf n rement bed and others
who sought souvenirs stripped the
ground almost bare of an accum
ulation of denns irom me leanns
down of the old monumental ran
opy and the excavation for the
new seat or Fiymoutn kock.
The sea rolled In with, smooth
currents under a sparkling sky, in
contrast with the wintry picture
that history presents of the pil
grims landing on this., day C00
Wilkinson said, adding that the
fear of other powers usinx Ire
land for military bases probably
SAN' FRANCISCO. Dec. 21. A
jury was examined and sworn, th
prosecution's opening -statement
made and the direct examinatiot
of the complaining witness con
ducted to a conclusion In the train
here today of Edward (Knockout!
Kruvosky. pugilist and second of
a group of alleged gangsters to
face a jury on charges of attack
ing girls here. Edmond Mnrphy,
first of the group to face trial,
was convicted last. night.
Activities of the gang led to the
slaying at Sawta Rosa, near here,
of three peace officers and the
lynching of their accused murder
ers by a mob which stormed the
Sonoma county jail.
Miss Jessie Montgomery, of Re
no, Xev., the complaining witness,
repeated her testimony offered in
the Murphy trial, in which she was
also the complainant. She said
that she met Krnvosky in a cafe
in tbe Mission district on the night
or Thursday. November 24. a few
hours before the attack and that
she later accompanied him. James
Carey. Thomas Brady. Murphy and
George Boyd, one of the three
hangl at Santa Rosa, to a nearby
house where the attack took place.
She accused the group of attacking
her repeatedly and then leaving
MARION. Ohio. Iec. 21. The
world peace situation and various
domestic issues were discassed
by President-elect Harding today
with Senator Miles Polndex'er of
Wahincton. a Republican Irre
concilable in the treaty fight and
with tlcvetnor Edwin P. Morrow
Neither of the callers who came
here at Mr. Harding's invitation,
would talk about the dttails of
their conferences, but both said
they believed he was working
along hopeful lines In his efforts
to formulate an association of na
tions. Senator Poindexter also too!:
" - . creation lo urge me eeieciion ot
xt;n ana conunuea in ausoru;a western man as secretary of the
Interior, ruccestins that th ap-
would prevent the English people 'b" in a semi-conscious condition
from willingly accepting the com
Dlete severance of Ireland from
MAYOR OF SEYAItI SHOT
the United Kingdom."
Both women told of the bn idling
of homes and the destruction of
property in Ireland.
While English opinion is becom
ing more aroused to the needs of a
proper policy in Ireland." Miss
Wilkinson said. it has been hard
for us to believe that our men
were committing the crimes with
which they were accused. I had a
brother in the military service
who was stationed for a time in
Miss Wilkinson described re
prisals by the military in Cork,
which, she said she witnessed in
"At 10 o'clock-at night." sne
said, "the curfew sounded, and
the streets became quiet.-with
siartline suddeviness. Lights were
cut off and up the street on which J
my llOlel was Miuairu, mure
body of infantry in extended for-;
mation. A searchlight from the
end of the street played upon
their plistemne bayonets ana
.'in which state she remained until
the police found her.
She was accompanied through
out by her companion. Miss Jean
Stanley, formerly of Portland, she
testified. Miss Stanley offered tes
timony in the Mnrphy trial that
she was also attacked by the
Miss Montgomery's cross exam
ination is to be i-omlii-te tomor
The defendant's wife, brother
and mother attended the trial. Ih
wife sitting beside him.
Rich Program, in Setting of
wKjcb. would require the tax to
In ijjaide known in each sale and
ade to th felling price as a
Fcjjnimte item. Riicn an arTan.-e-rm'tits
he said, in his opinion,
w-ieilc check "the profiteering
wlrhhas resulted" from "the er
cc profits tax.
fn Shis discussion jof.Jhe need
foi) Jj revised taxation program.
Mri l-Eahn declared that American
bnLinl could not experience a
heaStft.- rrowth if the government
ccitiijied "on a road of excessive
taxtin and continued to absorb
th4i& blood of bvsinep through
coijre(jtratlon of taxes on Incomes
TaS - Kunlen Stop Ieveloment.
He padded that the "tax bur
der" gready had actually stopped
V3at hn hapTnsl 4n the
pa.' Jhe continued. can reason
ably lq- eipected to happen again
In tlwwfudire. We have f.een the
eixf this tax plan and we have
ffiix His disastrous results. It
hasifeVed every busirtej-s house lo
ruii tfi banks for credit to con-n
duy cusiness. but finally th
banish an oet and the federal re-fc-rge
&oard had to call a halt.
lr tbl came the collapse
't l.i.kets. It hit the farmer
lir?4 Wit none have l.--u spared.
n fj a tuln', ha felt the rf
ferd. JThe retailer has not le-n
itruV-kttto the extant that I fear
he Wip- He can see from that
wh.fl jfrilj happen nnfens th prin
eip S changed."
(Qwof the ufan'Miri:-t'd bv
Mr.tKJlhn for lifting the present
tavb) tadn was a fundinr of the
victfrfi nots and war savings
MC'SiiC. lie ufged payment out
of rjtetreasury certificate of In-
(l.-l.y-iiJeKjt. liiiwever. saying it ap-
ea iji.e i His coma M- done witn
oiit ti2nveiiience Iwfure they fall
l(.-iSi.ing the al,-s tax. .Mr.
Kihfi $ail be hud "wavered and
w.ri.jl" on tbe piopoMtion for
ffimi jjniTilh. not fueling rur-'
thai! 1- h:i a richt ' sticrt
tjink a man might to !.m
b. it d." the wiln-.-. roniin-
uetl.i l-3vhn h" prop.
liiinS-i nl by which h
A ' V ...
J Will ?.inefit l.r tne
2"V rthele. M-Iievi
polntment might well be given to
Governor-tWt Joepb M. Dixon
Another ca!lt-wra William
Butterworth ot Mollnt. ML. vice
president of the chamber of com
merce of the United States, who
talked atout business conditions.
He asked .especiaUy that the de
partment of commerce be placed
under the supervision of a iwere
tary willing lo co-operate with
the nation's burines interest.
Iate m the afternoon. Senator
and. Mrs. llardlng motored to
Weaierville. Ohio. 0 mile away,
to take dinner with Mr. Mary E.
Lee. an old friend.
NEW YORK. Dee. 21. MoT
than Sl.OOO.flOO.OOa In groaarev
nue has been earned by the gov
ernment controlled mere halt fleet
lnc It began operatlona. Chair
man Itenson or the shipping board
declared tonight la an addreaa be
fore the Municipal club of Jtrook-"
I)n. ' ,
lUUkw IkolUrw Sujn r- H
' While the boarc canaot show a
profit as larg a would bate
been the cane if the fleet Toad been
t-rivaily owned. Chairman Ben
son said, this billion dollars re
mained in this country, and bat
fer the porion of fleet built
by the tovernmeat. would have
teen spent for the nse ot foreign
bottoms. Had there been bo na
tion able to take up C.ermaays
portion when ber maritime pow
er was wiped out. be aaaerted.
"ocean carrying tonnage wonld
have ben monopolised by Great
l-.ritaln. whose crying trade needs
Inatarally woald have come first.
A great deal of dlaeatUfaction
! -l.ln, frnrt rxenl dereloomeats
wilt dl?appear. the ehalrman 4e-
clared. through realization that
tte country has a great lleet of
vessels profitably employed in
spreading the prod sets of Amer
ica ta all part of tbe world. -I".
K. t;raiaartr tiire lasaraae.
On June 3. l2a. the net re
turn to the shipping board. be
continued, after -manlng - r
pen&e had been paW. not not tak
ing into consideration rertaia
bookkeeping item, was S4ff.0e.
000. Ths amount embraced largi
same owed ns Ly lie army for
trantportation charges, cash that
had been returned to the treasury
C. 090.090 a- rash tands oa
hand and a boat J5.00.000 ia
"We had total current nabfll
ties ot $.2Rl.fcOO at that time,
with total current assets to meet,,
tree liabilities amoantiag y
3S. 200.009. which amount d'.d
not take Into consideration the '
vatue of oar fleet, the total cost
of which as ot Jane 20. was ap
proximately three billion dollars.
For the first time in
more 'than Co year, not only im
America ship-independent, bat It
can honestly ay it is able to carry"
it own insurance ia American in
Walter Alexander Killed
by Airplane Propeller
Entertainment, rich iir'art.
armored formal sociability, civic pride
steel helmets Three armoreu iimai swumai), mn. in.i.-.
riwwi and hehind them dustrial achievement and in the
filled with men. The gladsome spirit of
It I 111 4ft 1
Ihe roii5umers in" the
SEWARD. ! Xeb.. Dec. '21.
fieorge A. Merriam. mayor or
Seward, was shot and ; Instantly
iKlliea loniRni ny "
alias Patrick McFarland, his son-
i,..ian- Mr: Merriam. wue oi
the major, was shot twice and
serlouslv wounded by Andrews,
who following the fhooting. cut
his throat, dying a few minutes
later. The tragedy, which oc
curred in the Meniam home about
s nVlnck. is the direct result of
",x - j :.. v.r,ioh Kir Mrs
Andrews. j mss Robinon told of the re-putting across an event that was
, - . Wet la attlUtJ Der CCIU JiUrcessiui.
if.";'.v' r""'.. v.;; Broiher. . distributor.
Wilkinson. After the refusal sne ------- ---
v.c;te,i the office of the consul mu aiurao,. ,
general at London, she said, and
when she returned to Manchester
her passport was vised after she
had promised not to "encage in
propaganda or to give interviews
for the newspapers."
Destruction of co-operative in-
. . r.A irlih nroi-iuinn and ' Ilia K-(l I lie ivi 1111 u-uiiif.
discipline thro-igh the nnietnisht of the new place of binew
streets Suddenlv they commenced just completed by ick BrmheM
firing." methodically. into the at High and Trade streets. Some
houses Thev marched back and of Salem's leading .musicians and
forth and until 3 o'clock the next dancers, a big representation of
morninr l could hear constant fir- business men both-of Sa N and
"f ehaliemreS of sen- other Willamette valley cties. and
- tlio rherrian ioined the firm 111
FIRE THREATENS FO)H
DAWSON. Y T.. Dec. J21
The entire fowl supply of tne
Klondike region was endangered
bv fire in the general store of the
Northrn Commrcial company. The
fire department assisted by- volun
teers extinguished the blaze after
several hundred dollars damage
' great handicap, with the tempera-
tore at 30 degrees below xero.
I'-ii't- i fte eitiiMiii"iw in i ii-
I in.i J ; vah will not suffer lh"
1 :ir'tTtnnd'i a sate ta that they
liowlimler under Ihe exr.s urof-
vy manufariuter andvry
e.l man ndde1 more to
.rise of hi rnminwlitie In
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.
Walter R. Alexander, son of Sec
retary Alexander of ihe depart
ment of commerce was killed in
stantly today at Boiling field
here by the propeller of an air
plane in which he vu preparing
to make a flight. It struck him
on the lead.
The commerce secretary's son
wa a eonimlsoione,! officer ia the
air eri" duriag the war and had
gone to the aviation field today to
maVe a flight la keep in trainioz.
Mr. Alexander, who was 28
years, of ne. had been connected
with I be shipping board a1 had
reeently returned from a trip to
Kurop on government buines.
BemMM Favor rHvate Control.
Chairman Benson went on re-'
cord as nnalterably opposed to
government operation of tha fleet"
and declared it was encouraglag
when congress laid down the law,
that the fleet shosld be privately
owned and controlled.
"A government-owned fleet. Ia
order to meet the keen competi
tion. mul be constantly aided by
I; rte appropriations front pvblie
fond." be said.
Every effort will be made to
haten the providing ot American
shipping facilities. Mr. Benson'
said, ia order that tbe preferen
tial rail rates on goods eoatUaed
forbipment In Amerlcaa bottoms
can te made effective at ihe earli
est po-ible dale.
IRISH lLl IJTi:il
Dallas Wife Slayer
St'dl AUce Last Night
""'" Wrt. ml
21. Twenty; i.n-'
m Ireland) J- ,lr'
persons were killl
during Ihe lat wet-a-end. aeeord
ins to a statement made In tb
hone of common t"lay by Sir
DAUJVS Or.. Dee. 21. Spe
cial to The Statesman George F.
ho shot and killed his
Monday at the home of
rown and then tried to
kill himself by drinking carbolic
arid, was still alive tonight, bat
paseed a bad day. Ills stomach
which is now the firm's headquar
ters is a' three-story concrete
structure of 26.0rti square. feet
floor space and cost the firm up
wards of $100,000. A monument
to the firm, some of the speakers
called it. and it has the appear-
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I (Continued on Page 2.)
anlilipl on of the profits tax
thai hi has h.id a risht In add
II Ih! j'-tarf ef at the. very 1
uiiuiiri! f ilie lite of a mann
fact irtJ :irii-!.. and contimi'-d on
IhroJStn the ftailer. The eon-i
aid it alt. I Mihmit the
t would !' a lightvr bur-
IIaIo I'rcel f.r Te-f.
T J ilnes aid he was not
prr in say a sale tat would
he :iS -,Qce.. He said, however.
thatS ha be'.ii.vej it would work
sncc lifWlly l-ut lerau-e it was in
ot an experiment, he
propose a l"w tax
rateC.r:tbe initial test. He sng-
geii&I 4rate of 1-2 of 1 per cen.
tirtiatCf, g that such a levy
w.as.. w .a - a a. i Ji
llamar Greefi w.i.j.1. ch.-f srre- oauy nurne irom ine ana.
tary lor It. land. Sir llamar aid ni believed be has a chanc-i
three p. rons were murdered by j to recover.
unknown Individuals. Theothers! '
wer Hvilian Sinn Feiner. who; THK WKTIIKIt:
were killed while atlacrlns crown I Wednesday, rain In H; rain or
force or attempting to evade ar-1 snow east portion; fr-vh
rest. ' . easterly winds.
LEST WE FORGi-T
Ihe T a OS re
wonll ?f ot
ICOiUaued on Pate 2.)
America must make jrrxwj in this drive for the Euro-.
poan sufferers, or 17,00 American relief stations will
have to close after January 1.
The wistful, hungry eyes of HJV00.000 innocent suf
ferers are turned to America, the last and only hope of
a distracted people-
Surely, vc cannot fail them in this, their hour of
There are no committees to visit you. You mut send
in your subscription unsolicited. Send it to your bank
in the name of the Americart'Relief council. '
Do it now. You will be the happier for it.