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SALEM, OREGON SUNDAY-MOIINING, JANUARY SO, 1921
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
ARE HELD ILLEGALLY
III HIM! FREED BECAUSE COM-
MITTKI IIY JUSTICE
Statute Inailvertetlly Repealed in
11M5 C'utiM of Complication
At Slate Insane Asylum
Secretary Colby Believes
Senator Johnson has been
Acting on Erroneous As
sumption as to Relations.
PLAN WOULD ABROGATE
CALIFORNIA ALIEN LAW
Japanese Agreement is hot
Discussed at White
PossiMy a score or more of in
mates of the state hospital for the
insane are held there under Ille
gal committment. This wan dis
covered yesterday when, follow
ing u; habeas corpus anion. Judge
i. Ci ltingham held that Georjca
lluhur of Brownsville should be
delivered from the custody of Dr
IU K. l.ee Steiner, superintendent
the state hospital, for the rea-
Twenty-One Barqes Are
Torn Loose From Their
Moorings and Driven Into
Puget Sound by Wind.
BELGIAN KING OFFERS
CUP FOR SAIL YACHTS
minister anxoinces open
ocean hacks. ,
King AHm-l'H Ctit Race Will He
roine Permanent Iroierty
of Sailing Victor.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 The
ittack on the proposed agreement
between Japan and the tnited
States as to the status of Japanese
in litis country which was- made to
day by Senator Johnson of Califor
nia was characterized by Secretary
of State Colby in a statement to-
oifht as proceeding: "upon a quite
erroneous tuamption us to tne
trend and purpose of the conyer
nations which have been going on
between Ambassador Morris ana
lit Japanese ambassador.
Johnson Registers Opposition.
The Dian for an agreement Is
now before the two governments
and was said by Senator Johnson
mi the basis of statements "from
authoritative sources" as to lis
nrovislons. to mean In the end
continuance of Japanese immigra
tion and increase In the Japanese
population in the west."
In his statement Secretary Col
by said that Senator Johnson was
not uninrormea as to ine cuurso
ol these conversations "and I am
therefore surprised that he should
feel called on to throw himself In
to a defensive posture against
dangers which he describes but
which, I am Informed, he has been
assured do not present themselves.
"The state department . is
charged with the duty of pursuing
these important discussions with
lober regard to the facts," the
itatement continued, "and this it
n uaa sought to do with a proper
consideration for every Interested
point of view. - .
V r.itfnrniA Law Affected. .,
, "I am not speaking In any spir
it of criticism or., benator vouu
.An hnt lie must know, as a mem-
w f th senate foreign relations
, committee, that even if the fear
to which he gives expression.
the state department Is moving
too rapidly In the direction of a
treaty, that a treaty can have no
affect without its submission in
iai course to the senate, and un
ler the latter's practice a minute
examination by the senators' com
mittee," - .
Secretary Colby, who conferred
today with President Wilson, said
the Japanese agreement had not
been discussed during the White
1 1 one conference. i
. Cantor Johnson In his state
ment today said the plan would
. In effect "abrogate and destroy
the alien law voted by California.
It would also, he said provide as
to Japanese exclusion for another
"so-called gentleman's agreement
which does not exclude."
Such a situation he said, was
intolerable," and he added:
Consummation of such a plan
will be resisted."
son that he had been committed
by a justice of the peace and not
a onntv in
UAt the legislature of 190.", a law
was enacted whereby, in the ab
sence of a county judge or his in
ability to act, a justice or the
peace could be called by the cir
cuit court to serve in his place.
At the legislature of 1913 this
art was inadvertently repoaled in
the process of repealing some oth
er statutes. With authorities
generally unaware that the act
had been repealed, justices of the
peace have continued since 1913
to commit persons to the state
hospflal when called sit in the
absence of county, judges. Judge
Bingham's decision in the habeas
corpus action affects all patients
committed by justices of the peace
ASTORIA AND ALBANY
STRUCK BY TWISTER
Small Boats are Reported in
Distress off Puget
NEW YORK. Jan. 29. King
Albert of Belgium has offered' a
cup- for an ocean race from Sandy
Hook to Ostend,' Belgium, open to
hi illnv vatitu Ilnnm T 1a ':irtifr.
Belgian minister. announcd to
day. The race is to start July 4.
The race will be without handi
cap, the baron announced, as the
king desires an open contest for
the championship of the high seas
All sizes and typs of sailing
yachts wi'ilt any rls and from all
natoins are eligible as are also
auxiliary-yachts, provided. the pro
pelling machinery is properly
seld or- neutralized.-
The start is to be at noon, re-gardles.-
of wind or weather, and
the starting point in to be between
Ambrose light ship and the com
mittee yacht. A warning signal is
to be given at fen minutes before
n and the starting signal win
PORTLAND. Or.. Jan. 2iH-
A storm driven with a wind Ve
locity of al least 122 miles an
hour struck the United States
f, h k
In o (it tinIll
TO REDUCE EXPENSES
CONFERENCE BEHIND C'LOSKI)
IMlOKS IS ENDED.
Eiecutlve Agree That ra'Ing
I'Ap-iHlitiirt-H .Must lie Cut
LEADING MEN "
Yachts unable to reach tne
startini: line will .be .penalized by
the time lost. ' King Albert's cup
will become the permanent prop-
CHICAGO. Jan. 29. Railroad
executives, after a two day confer-
. I . S . . . r m
fiire oenina cioso aoors. lanigui
had outlined tentative plans' con
sidered necessary for efficient
operation. The labor committee
of the American. Association of
Hallway executives was still con
ferring tonight on a program, but
with prospects of action Monday.
No announcement was forth
One officer stated that the rail
road action was alined at the na
tienal agreements between the
rtnild mid K.tr aninlnvno It U'na
lnrlintol that tliA first ttlen Itro-!
posed by the railroads in reducing
expenses would be immediate
abrogation of these agreements.
The agreements are under fire be
fore the railroad labor board.
tl was generally agreed by the
conference, it was said, that ope
rating expenses must be cut be
tween $400,000,000. and 500,-
Three Mass Meetings For
Men and Boys in City
Churches are Scheduled
For Three OTIock.
PRESIDENT. W. J. KERR
PRESIDES AT BANQUET
Money is Voted to Defray
Expense of Work in
Oregon and Idaho
FROM AERIAL BOMBS
Claim That Airplane lfa Made
Navy Virtually Uncle
WASHINGTON. Jan. 29.
Bombing experiments conducted
against the old battleship Indiana
have demonstrated the "improb
ability of a modern "battleship be
ing either destroyed or complete
ly put out of aft Ion." according to
a report made public today by the
navy department. ' The report
was from Captain W. -D. Iby,
director of gunnery exercises.
The department-has accurate
information regarding the number
of hits that may be expected
against a vessel by aerial bombs,
the report said. In the Indiana
exiieVimefcts. bombs of different
design and weights were placed
aboard the decks to determine
the amount ot damage to be ex
pected from an aerial bomb, the
Ftatement . said. '. Dummy bombs
were dropped from aircraft to de
termine the percentage of hits.
Naval officers were much ex
Allies Remain as United in
Peace as They Did in War
When Nations Agree in
Full Accord on Germany.
weather bureau station at NortJ v amTTsuitable
Head. Wash., near the mouth of " .nioi wm be
Lh! ?&-!: I oenT tne
since the laws of 1913 became ef- tonight by Kdward L,. Wells. In
r.tiva I vnarge oi ine weainer oureau
III. fn - iliIfoIoo. ni.'.nn&lircil ' PTPSelltPd
The duty, of the . starting com
Huber. plaintiff In the action.
is considered by Dr. Steiner dan
gerously Insane, and Immediately
after the decree was announced,
neighbors of the Huber family at
Brownsville a delegation of whom
came to Salem to protest against
his" being given his freedom,
swore out another insanity com
plaint, on which he will be tried
next week. The move to obtain
his freedom grew out of a letter
written to his mother by a. hos
pital attendant who said Huber
was not Insane. The attendant
was discharged when it was found
he had written the letter.
According to the dispatch when
the 132-mile point was reached,
the anemometer, by which the ve
locity of the wind Is measured,
was swept from its fastening and
wrecked, according to (the mes
sage received here. All outside
equipment at the station was de
stroyed the message said, - and
slight damage was done to build
ings. In Astoria the storm unroofed
a portion of a public dock- and
damaged several buildings. Win
dows were broken in numerous
instances, signs were wrecked
and telephone wires were put out
At Albany, Or., the wind un
roofed a building on the coun
ty fair grounds. In Portland,
while there was a strong wind,
no damage had been reported.
Rotary Clubs of State Will
Spread Idea Through
mittee will be to conduct the start
and consider all protests or fouls
that may arise up to the starting
signal, when Its duties. will cease.
Entries are to be received by
the Belgian consul general in New
York, Pierre Mall, at 2S Madison
TREATY I f
Guatemala, Honduras, Sal
vador, and Costa Rica
To Be Merged
The leading feature of today. ! ercised over the testimony - or
tht rnn-iiiiinr nr 11,0 v xi I Brigadier General William Mit-
C. A. convention will be the mass! cheH. director of training and op-
C. W. Hillman, manager of the
Cherry City Baking company,
and William Edwards, chief bak
er, got their heads together a
short time ago and made some
experiments with prune lread.
Now they are using 25 pounds
of prunes a day at that bakery in
the making of prune bread, and
the Indications are that the de
mand will persist and that they
will , use at least 25 pounds a
day. 365 days jn the year. That
will be something around 10,000
pounds a year of prunes.
But this is not the whole story.
; The other Salem bakers are al
so making prune bread; and the
movement Is spreading to Port
land, and likely to spread all over
the United States.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 29. Wire
less reports from the master of
the steam schooner Hartwood.
from Aberdeen, Wash., for San
Francisco with lumber, ar!y to
night reported the vessel drifting
outside ot Grays Harbor. Later
the Hartwood wirelessed that she
bad cast anchor and that the an
chors were holding. The captain
said he believed the vessel was
safe. A gale of 51 miles an hour
was reported blowing of Gray'a
Tariff Filibuster Holds Up
. SEATTLE. Wash.. aJn. 29. A
fleet of tugboats Is engaged to
night in rounding up 21 barges
torn from their moorings in El
liott bar and driven out into Pn
get Sound in a high wind which
swept the sound early tontgnt, en
dansrerinir shinnina. Mowing down
light poles and putting a part of
the city In darkness, blowing in
windows and causing nearly a
seore of chimney fires.
Sven 11 enters owned by the
Washington tug and barge com
nanv were tourn from their moor
ines in the East Waterway, swept
against a fleet of fourteen barges
owned by the Lllllco LAuncn a.nu
skfmTanv anil th whole 21
t- t... f ..V M "r-s - - ,
ine oaiem jvuiary viuo is were blown into the souna.
Ine It lip. and so Is the Portland 1 , s.rii mnii boats were resort
Rotary club, and other Rotary j'ej.jn distress and patrol boats
ciuos inrougnoui ine iaie. auu; wpr Rpnt to their asistsance.
Y.W.C.I!. WILL AID
Receipts From the Cafeteria
February 1 to Help
' la" response to an appeal made
oy Herbert Hoover to seven na
tional organizations to aid. In the
European relief program, the
roung Women's Christian associa
tion cafeterias all over the Unlt
States have arranged to turn
the grosa cash receipts re
fied on' February 1, Tuesday to
the European relief fnnd.
K telegram received here from
tne secretary of the national
. I'. Mrs. Lewis II. Laphara,
few York, reads:
. "Urgent appeal Just received
"otn Hoover aaklne us as one of
saven organizations to contribute
OrllCiallv X.- f nn
fauonai board today voted to des
f1"6 February 1 as Y. W. C. A.
nviBibU guest day plan as fol
owg. j0 request the donation of
etth receipts at noon meal
riiary ini every association
cafeteria anA 1i, mnm nmtiM.
. - .HU ll UVU I Will D J
,zng sharing our food with starv
int European children. Counting
on foti to support plan and assist
ar as lies In your power."
CALIPOHXIA IS VICTOR.
BERKELEY, Cal. Jan. 29.
Tns Pniverslty o! California bas
tball team defeated Oregon Ag
"cnltural college here tonight 31
these Oregon Rotary clubs pro
pose to spread the Idea to the Ro
tarians throughout the United
States, and perhaps samples of
the bread baked In Oregon will
be sent to many of the eastern
cities, to show how good It Is.
Would Mean Million.
If this movement for prune
bread should be extended to the
bakeries- of the United States gen
erally. It would mean millions of
pounds f prunes disposed of In
this way every week; perhaps ev
ery day . "
And. anvwar. there would very
soon be a demand for all the snr-
nlus runes that are now on nana.
and all that could be spared for
this Durnose from future crops.
foe thU would advertise prunes to
everybody, and housewives would
make prune bread In tneir nomes.
and thev would eat more prunes
prepared and served In various
wavs. . ; ; ; - .
TVir. a everr rood Oregonian
knows, there are hundreds ot
ways in which prunes may be pre
pared to make them appetising,
and in everv one of the ways they
are good for the health of the
people who eat them. Even the
little sweet prunes, few of which
in Oreeon: the ones
that taste like medicine, are good
for the health
But there Is no prune grown in
the world that tastes good in so
many ways as the Oregon prune,
with Its tart-sweet flavor; with
the taste. that Hneers.
. - irv Prune Day
And they are also talk In a abou t
a prune day a day on which all
the people of the United States
u Ka nctred to eat prunes. .
So everybody Is likely to be
"fun nt wrunes" soon, and It will
be rood for what ails all of the
100,000.000 people of this coun
try.., 1; .- , ' .- ;
WHITMAN BEATS W. S. C.
PULLMAN, Jan. 29. Whit
man college nosed ont Washing
ton State college in the last tew
minutes of ; play at basketball
here tonight and won 23 to 21.
Eighteen chimney fires were
reported between 5:30 and P
m. but losses were smaii.
The entire university district
was plunged Into darkness when
light poles were blown down and
In other ectlons of the city lights
were cut oft by wire troubles.
The storm was general through
out this section according to the
local weather bureau. The wind
attained a velocity of60: miles
o n hniir here.
Telegraph and telephone service
was reported badly cnppiea in iuo
south half of the State.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 29. The
Fordnev emergency tariff bill had.
reached, the foundering, potni
when the senate adourned tontgnt
Kenublican leaders at, a, conter-
ence agreed next week to eBdeay
or again to secure an agreement
for a vote and if unsuecesstui, to
That both plans were very cer
tain of. defeat was stated private-
1 by. Republicans, who Raid thai
in event of failure they would be
compelled to lay, aside the meas
ure. Such a course, they con
ceded, probably would mean Us
Under, the plan decided on by
the Republican leaders. Chair
man Pen rose, of the. finance com
mittee would be authorized Mon
day again to ask. unanimous con
sent Tor a final vote. prooaDiy
February 15. . Expecting objec
tion from Democratic opponents
in voting on a fixed date. Repub
lican leaders scid it was agreed
that tollqwing an objection. Sena
tor Tenrostc would present a pe
tition for cloiture. It ia said to
have the signatures of all but six
Republican senators here,
i With a two-thirds vote neces
sary to Invoke cloitur. something
which Republican leaders admit
ted probably could not be secureu.
the vote on it would come Wednesday.
If the cloiture petition was
Toted down. Republican managers
r.aid it would be demonstrated
that passage of the bill would te
impossible. With this situation.
It was reported Republican lead
ers would have exhausted every
effort at passage and would then
be prepared to charge Its defeat
tc the Democratic opponents and
be ready -to lay It aside for ap
WASHINGTON, aJn. 29. Rati
fication of the treaty negotiated
at San. Jose. Costa Rica, this
month providing for the creation
of a Central American republic,
fcy the congresses of the four sig
natory countries. Is expected in
time to have the new federation
come . Into existence before Sep
tember 15, Dr. Julio Bianchi.
Guatemalen minister, announced
i jiy the treaty of Guatemala,
Honduras. Salvador and Costa
Rica, would e marged under the
new federation. Nicaragua, it was
explained, withheld signature be-
mum nhe am not wish io surtcu-
der certain rights, especially as to
the treaty making power, but a
provision was Inserted to permit
her admission at any time. . f
The treaty, which would ulti
mately create a republic of more
than 5,000.000 people, provides
for a government modeled er
the constitution of the United
ot.tna with InrM branches, tne
executive, legislative and Judicial.
meetings of men and high school
students to be held this afternoon
at 3 o'clock at three churches.
Speakers of unusual ability will
deliver addresses during this hour
The men's mass meeting will
be held in the First Methodist
church. The speaker. George Irv
ing, international secretary of re
ligious work, has chosen as his
subject "The Unfeeling Detec
tive." At the same hour in the
Congregational church Dr. John
Brown, Jr., senior secretary of
the physical department from New
York city will address the senior
high- school boys on "A Real
Game." J. G. Kilpack. assistant
secretary of Portland, will be song
leader. In the First Presbyterian
church, at 3 o'clock. H. W. Stone,
international l secretary of educa
tional work ot the Y. M. C. A., will
speak to the junior high school
boys, using as his subject. "Tne
Ancient Clown." . Cash Wood,
county Y. M. C. A. secretary of
Medford. will lead In .the singing.
These three meetings are consid
ered by those In charge of the
convention as the most important
to be held during the convention,
and crowded houses are expected.
Other services to be held today
will be a prayer and purpose ses
sion at 9:30 a. m. at the rresoy
terian church under the leader
ship of Mr. Irving and attendance
at the regular church services of
the day according to preterence
at 11 o'clock. At 7:30 p.- m.
simultaneous gospel meetings will
be held In the churches, addressed
by convention speakers and dele
gates. The large dining room of the
First Presbyterian church was
crowded to capacity to accommo-
erations of the army air service.
before the house appropriations
committee that the airplane had
made the navy virtually useless.
Secretary Daniels said he knew of
nothing that would justify such a
Supreme Council Completes
Action on German
New System of Big Appro
a. I la mrtro fin
rS"lA con flate those who partook , of the
embodying theBC provisions would banquet Riven in.
fram at aVonventlon to be,ght. W. J. Kerr . Pr-l;nt of
called when three signatory coun
tries have ratified.
Hall Returns to State
Hospital After 24 Hours
Jacob C. Hall, who escaped
tha .tita hnonital for the in-
1 1 v ill mi "
sane Friday night about- 1
o'clock, was returned to the hos
pital last night after 24 hours
absence. Hail went . -
on the automobile stage leaving
here about 7 o'clock and was
pecked up in Portland by city of
ficials. An attendant rho s
in Portland for. another patient
brought Hall with him.
GOOD WILL IS SHOWN.
TOKIO. Jan. 28. That japan
has not abandoned her racial
equality proposal was made clear
by Viscount Uchlda, minister of
foreign affairs, who in answering
inquiries m the diet todsy sad it
would be Introduced In the coun
cils of the league of nations if a
suitable opportunity presented:
otherwise it would he withheld.
Tii a matter was most Important
and must be presented at the right
moment. At all events, he de
clared, Japan has no intention to
cease Its effort, even If it required
years. He was confident of final
I THE WEATHER
Rain ; strong to whole south
PARIS. Jan. 29. The British
premier told French newspaper
men tonirht Great Britain would
show the utmost good will In the
(Mr. Lloyd George expressed his
belief that the Germans would not
lite the terras greatly, but n
nntieina ted no difficulty in col
lectins the -xDort tax. Control
would be made by a German of
ficial; he said, but the teparations
rommission would have to accept
th Nominee and would have
nnwer to demand bis. removal
German exports could be checked
by returns from importing couu
tries.; j ;
' POLICE CHANGES MADE.
McMinville Lodqe Has
Clever Theatre Troop
Of professional class was the
production of "It Pays to Adver
tise." given at the Elks Ha" last
night bv a troupe from McMin
ville lodge. Remarkable talent
was shown In practically all of
the parts, and the Salem mem
bers of the lodge paid the visiting
Dliment of crowd-
i. .a hail far nast the standing
room point. Scores were unable
tn. t inin the hall at all.
The production Is a compliment
which it is understood the Salem
lodge will pay back by 'staging
a production in MOiinnvme m
the near future.
Y.M.C.A. Workers Will m
Speak at Churcn services
Harrv v. Stone, of Portland.
one of the leading Y.M.C.A. men
In America, will be tne speaaer
at the First Presbyterian Church
at the morning church service to
day. George T. Pratt, the suc
cessful industrial secretary of the
Y.M.C.A. in Wendiing. Ore., win
be the speaker at the evening
service at 7:30.
"Mistland" Is Good
O. A. C. .presided and addresses
were madfc by H. W. Stone. Dr.
C. H. Puhler; Industrial secretary
of the Pacific region of San Fran
cisco. George Irving and Carle
The personnel of the Interstate
committee elected at a business
session of the convetnion yester
day includes ! the re-election tor
the three-year term of Estes Sned
ecor of Portland: Huntington
Taylor of Coeur d'lene: John C.
Mann ot Medrord, and ueorge ..
Halvorsen of Salem. For the two
year term George II. Billings of
Ashland was elected.
The sum of $27,414 was voted
by the convention to defray the
expenses of the Interstate work of
the Y. M. CJ A: In Oregon and
Idaho for the year 1921.
At the close of the services In
the various churches of the city
the convention will convene for a
farewell service In the Presbyter
ian church at 9 o'clock, when
brief talks will be given and a
good fellowship circle held, after
which the convention win adjourn
WASHINGTON, aJn. 29.
Growing discontent over the new
system ot framing big appropria
tion measures br6ke in the house
today with unexpected fury.
The upshot was the riddling of
the eight million dollar diplomat
ic and consular bill on points of
order." . . . . .
There was no general attempt
to wreck the bill, members1 simp
ly seeking to register violent op
position to the manner . ot its
framing. One member however,
attacked Item after item and they
went out as without authority of
law. . . . .
The attack served as a warning
of what mav be expected next
week when the house begina con
federation of the army and the
naval appropriation bills It gave
leaders cium for serious tnougni
as to whether the supply bill
could be put through before March
4Ieretofore the diplomatic bill
has been prepared by the foreign
afafirs committee. In tonch with
needs' of the service. Under the
new system ranking Republican
and Democratic members of the
PARIS, . Jan. 29. Fall agree
ment, on reparations, German dis
armament and all other Important
questions before - It had been
reached by the supreme council
when It adjourned th!a evening
to meet In London February 21. .
Allie Htaad I'sited
The greatest result obtained
was. as Premier Br land expressed
it. "maintenance by the allies of
a front as united in making peace
as in waging war. - Count Sforxa.
Italian foreign minister and M.
Briand said the conference result
ed to the satisfaction of all con
A protocol was signed approv
ing the reparations scheme as
agreed by the special committee
and also the report on the dis
armament of Germany as present
ed by the military committee.
Germany must disarm by July 1,
disbanding all her civic . guards
not provided for in the peace
Germany will be called on to
pay in annuities on a sliding scale
224.000.000. 000 gold marks. Her
exports, in addition, bear an ex
port duty of 12 per cent for the
allies. On the basis' of last years
exports this would give the allies
1.260.000,000 gold marks or IS
per cent of whatever money ia
which the exports are paid for.
Thus, it Is estimated, . the first
payment mad by 'Germany will
be 3,250,000.000 gold marks, the
export tax being paid In cash.
Gertnaa rraalties Adopted
It Is pointed out that besides
being a sure method of collection.
It will act as a protective tariff
In countries near Germany jrfclch .
are likely to be flooded with
goods made la Germany at low
Penalties agreed on for viola
tion will apply to all agreements
alike reparations, disarmaments
and coal deliveries. A res tare of
the reparation plan, from the
French point of view, is that It
associates the allies In the bene
fits of Germany's prosperity. .
Seizure of German customs was
added as fourth of the penalties
adopted. The other three are:
extension of the area of occb pa-
foreign affairs committee were I tion; occupation or the Ruhr d It
transfer red to a consolidated ap-jtriet; refusal to admit Germany
TORTLAND. Jan. 29. Mayor
George L. Baker today announced
rhanees in the police department
following an Investigation he has
conducted for two weeks. Capt.
H A. Circle was shirted rrom tne
day to first nlsht relief of the
detective department, and John
Clark, inspector of police, was
put In charge of the day relief
of th? detective department. De
tectives W. A. Hyde and, Robert
La Salle were reduced to uniform.
Mayor Baker announces
would relinquish active control
of th department and that ChW
or Police L. V., Jenkins would
again have full charge.
The name "Mistland" as an ad
vertisiag name for prunes seems
to be taking in the middle west.
whore the dealers have aireaay
hoard of the nrunes put out iy
the Oregon Growers Co-operative
An order was recently receive
by a wholesale house from a large
dealer of dried fruit In the middle
wont in which it was specifically
provided that only the Mistlaud
brand of prunes should be ship
nilBLIN. Jan. 29. Surprising
I an ambushing party at Coachford
County Cork, yesterday, soldiers
killed one civilian and captured
ten of the narty. five ot them
wounded. Arms, ammunition and
other enulDment were abandoned
Divisional Commissioner Holmes
who. with five constables was
wounded In an ambusii near Cas
tie Island, County Kerry, died to
day. He had only recently been
annotated commlfsioner for the
southern counties In succession to
Cotonel Sinythe, murdered some
STRIKE IS THREATENED t
PORTLAND. Or.. Jan. 29.
Officers of the Portland metal
trades council announced today
that members ot four unions af
filiated with that organization
who are employed In the shipyard
of the G. M. Standlfer corporation
at Vancouver. Wash., will striae
If a proposed cut in wages to be
come effective In the plant next
Tuesday Is applied to them. The
nnions threatening to striae are
the electricians, coppersmiths,
cnlkers and sheet metal workers.
They are not affiliated with the
Vanconver metal trades council.
according to local union ofnctais,
and will not ' abide by the agree
ment entered Into by that council
to nrcent the nronosed cut. a
conference between officers of the
Portland Metal Trades counen
and R. V. Jones, vice president of
the StanJifer corporation, is ex
pected to be held early in the
week, union officials said.
propriation committee of 33 mem
This method vlrtnally eliminat
ed the chairman of the commit
tee so far as he was antboruea
to take any personal part In a
snoplv bill's preparation. The
Repnblican member transferred
became, head of the particular
wub-committee on appropriation
which tended to make him a more
nower tlgure on the Hoor than
his former chairman. Jealous oi
their old powers, some chairmen
and committeemen, it was said.
made no attempt to conceal am-
mosity or desire to take a -whack
at the bill. ' '
The weak spot la the new sys
tem, according to those opposing
It. was In fact that many appro
oriations were authorized which
had no been authorized before,
and which were thus open to
points of order.
There are ways by which the
items eliminated may be put back
either by the senate, in confer
ence, or by special rule, giving
them legislative standing.
SHIP BURNED AT SEA.
California Man Prefers
Oregon's Italian Prunes
California retail dealers be
lieve in selling . only California
products. A letter. was receive!
yesterday at the Oregon Growers
Co-operative association from a
man In Los Angeles who had re
ceived a box of Oregon prunes
and liked theta better than the
California sweet prune, on ac
rnunt of the tart sweetness of
the Italian pune. He soon dis
covered that in Los Angeles the
dealers sold only the California
nrnn and did not keep in stock
those crown in Oregon. He was
jtold that the' California stores
j were wprking for their own state
NEWPORT NEWS. Va , Jan.
29. Wlrel?ss avlces received to
n'ght were that the Italian steam
ship Neptunla was burned at sea
today with a probable loss of life.
The Belgian steamship Klimmar,
bound for Hampton .Roads. Is
hrlnrlnr the survivors ot the
crew, peroral of whom are said
to have been badly burned. Quar
antine officials at OKI Point Com
fort have been asked to meet the
ship with doctors and njirses.
Buchtet ADDointed on
-r.Fred G. Buchtcl of the public
service commission today received
notice of his appointment as
member of the committee on stat
istics and accounts of railroads ot
the National Association of Rail
road and Utility Commissioners
The aooolntmxMit was made oy
James A. Perry, president of the
to the league of nations.
The proposal to apply penakl. .
was presented by Premier Lloyd
George. According to the ar
rangement, the annuities and ex
port taxes are payable semi-annually.
Discount for advance pay
ments will be eight per cent the
first two years, six the third and
fourthyears. and flee thereafter.
Germany is forbidden to establish
foreign credits without approval
of the reparations commission..
Germany Hears Decisions .
The decisions were commant-
cated to Germany tonight. As to
Austria. It was agreed that the
allies should forego reparations.
the cost or the army of occupa
tion and certain other Austrian
debts to enable Austria to obtaJa
aid more easily. It was also de
cided to convene a conference cf
Austria and adjoining countries
to endeavor to improve relations
between Central Europeaa states.
Approval was given M. Louch
eurs proposal for a 200.000.010
franc corporation to assist Aus
trian industries, in which the dif
ferent governments may partici
pate.- A commission will be ap
pointed to inquire tnto the con
duct of the Austrian administra
Great resistance is exnected
from Germany over reparations.
The allies will hear the Germaas
at a conference in London. Feb
Germans Express Objections
BERLIN. Jan. 29. The mode
ot exacting reparations from Ger
many causes the Berliner Tage
blatt to declare the conference is
more like a "madhouse than aa
assembly cf reasonable men. It
says it is not surprised at Lloyd
Gecrge'a "yielding to the French
extortionists." but asks why this
ever vacillating parliamentary
statesman ever got the reputation
of being a strong leader."
"AH Germany can do It with
a shrug or her shoulders, to re
fuse to pay such sums and leave
It to the allies to come and take
their booty when they want it."
The Lokan Anxelger says: ,
"We know well enough that
Mr. Lloyd George can at the last'
moment give way to the French,
claims when It appears to him to
be In the interests of Great Biit-
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