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Striking Marine Workers
Reach Decision to Stand
j Pat for Demands After
"CONCESSIONS ON 'SOME
ISSUES TO BE GRANTEC
Seatte Files Suit for Dam
ages Caused in Ship
j: ping Tie Up
NEW YORK. May 17. Thomas
B. Healy. chairman of the marine
engineers strike' committee, an
nounced tonight that heads of
ptriking marine workers had de
elined an invitation of Secretary
ot Labor Davis to visit Washing
ion tomorrow in another attempt
tj brio g about a settlement of .the
Cation-wide marine strike.
Secretary Davis conferred with
tne strike leaders for nearly two
boars at a local hotel, but de
clined! to discus the conference
with newspapermen. He denied,
however, a report -that he had
Coma here for the specific pur
pose of making a direct apial to
a mas meeting of striking engi
neers at Cooper union.
feUnd Pat, In IWlnlon.
The meeting, which was held
behind closed doors, resulted in
decision of the men to stand
pat. Mr. Healy said. Secretary
Davis did not attend the meeting,
bat met the union leaders later
at their hotel. Mr. Healy indi
cated that union representatives
wight call on Secretary Davis In
Washington on Thursday,
j Secretary Davis declared that
the primary object of his visit
lere was to confer with President
John 1. Lewis of the United Mine
Workers. He said that he was
unable to see Mr. Lewis tonight
but had arranged a conference
With him In Washington tomor
i Secretary Davis proposal for a
settlement of the strike, union
-leaders said, involved their ac
ceptance of the 15 per cent wage
reduction ordered into effect by
ship owners May 1.
j' Concession tittered.
In return for their agreement
to accept a cut, marine workers,
ttey said, were to be offered cer
tain concessions on the other is
sues in the controversy. Secre
tary Davis also promised. Mr.
Healy added, to carry the propo
sitions be suggested direct to
President Harding and enlist his
aid In putting them through, but
the offer was declined.
Mr. ! Healy denied that the
Coopef Union mass meeting had
been adjourned early to forestall
ftt attempt by Mr. Davis to ad
dress the men in a body. Mr.
Healy admitted he had promised
Secretary Davis an opportunity to
address the- men it he arrived
, here before 10 p. m.. but added
that the secretary did not arrive
until 10:15 p. m., after the meet
ing had been adjourned.
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! Seattle File Salt.
:-! SEATTLE, May 17. Suit was
filed Id United Statescourt today
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! Formal Inauguration of Presi
dent Eugene Christian Hickman
President of Kimball School of
Theology will be held this morn
ing at 10:30 o'clock at the Kirs
Methodist ehurch. Bishop Wll
;Jn p. Shepard. bishop of the
roni conference, presiding. The
Poblic iR invited to all of the cer
emonies. Several visiting bishops. Bishop
Carles L. Mead. Bishop Homer
stunts. Bishop Thomas Nlchol
Ji5B besides Bishop William O.
! "Para, will take part in tin in
j "Juration ceremonies which will
rjT 'tended by rtudenta and fac
"'7 of both Willamette university
Klmball School of Theology.
-! Ha Will March
'. 'o classes will enter the and
"orlami In tin order o' their rank,
i'oe seoJom preceding, in caps and
owns.j Many mm intern and di
ct. superintendents will also be
.' t .noon all of the bishops and
Pt. Hitkman will be entertained
luncheon at Lansanne hall. In
rnoon the entire body will
J'"'t the Jason Loe Memorial
cemetery. Dr. Homer C. Stunt
Trout Expected, to Venture
Away From Fireside When
Dark of Moon Comes
Fisherman who took to the
woods ami stt reams Sunday, art
about equally divided between
kit-king themselves for the past
and htiKiiiK themselves for tho
No trout are reported from any
of the usual haunts; there isn't a
trout-fish in the. whole world, so
far as most of last Sunday's fish
ermen are able to prove.
It wasn't a good day for fish
ing; about as good as a blizzard
for a picnic, or a desert sand
storm for baptizing.
But next Sunday promises to
make up for it all. It will be the
dark of the moon and fish know
the moon by heart and ripen in
the (lark just like watermelon?
and other delectable fruits.
It is likely to be a little warmer,
so that the trout can discard their
overcoats and venture a few feet
away from the camp fire and the
raade-in-Oregon wool blankets.
A host of earnest Izaak Wal
ton is ready to gamble on next
Sunday being a star fishing day;
some are even oiling up the trurk
or the trailer to bring home the
load rather than see it spoil.
Former Salem Man to Org
anize Printers After Man
ner of Loyal Legion
PORTLAND. Or., May 17 l'.ob
ert S. Gill, executive secretary of
the Loyal Legion of loggers and
Lumbermen, resigned today at ttw
meetingof the board of directors,
announcing that he had accepted
a call from the Typothetae or
Baltimore, Mtt.. to-aid in estab
lishing an organization in the
printing industry of Baltimore
along tlr? lines the Ixiyal Legion
operates among the loggers and
lumbermen of the northwest.
"Tie Ixyal Legion of Logger.!
and Lumbermen was a spontan
eous growth of the war 'resulting
from efforts in spruce produc
tion.? said Gill. "Its plan is
based on equal representation ot
employers and employes in the
councils of the organization.
This idea appealed to the Balti
more Typothetae and members of
that organization plan to mase
their body a nucleus for spreading
the plan to other cities."
Gill entered the service of the
Loyal Legion while in the army,
being assigned to edit the organ
ization's magazine. li-sfore enter
ing the army he was rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal church at Salem.
Or., and previous to going to Sa
lem, was rector of St. John's
church. Spokane. Wash., and was
also engaged In newspaper work
Race Finds Work For 52
Men in One Week's Time
Earl Race reports that 52 men
were given work last week
through the efforts of the employ
ment bureau. Ten were farm
hands, five sent to work In berry
patches. 15 to common labor and
22 to the hop yards. Mr. Race
says that he is unable to supply
the demand for labor, and daily
has to send many men away who
are anxious to get work.
will deliver and address tonight
at the MeKhodlst church to which
the public is invited.
Dr. tlickmari, who has beeji act
ing head of ths Methodist school
for ministers for the past several
months, succeeds Dr. Menry J
Talbot, whose dealh occurred
about six months ago.
Following Is the program for
the inauguration :
Invocation -Dr. Carl Gr.'pg
Congregational Hymn No. 27.
Prayvr Bishop Charles L
M"ad. Music Willamette I'nlver'lty
Introduction of Bishop Thoma
NUholwon. of Chicago, a member
of the board of education Bishop
Homer C. Stuntz.
Address "The Training of the
Modern Minister," Bishop Thoma?
Th Installation Charge ISMh-
op William (i. Shepard.
Response President F. (
Legion Boys Want to Get
Better Acquainted With
Salem Folks and They
nell. :J7 acres near W'oodburn at
$ ."i (.
Explanation of Bonus Bill isi,,,"'
Presented by Dr. W.
Strictly informal and full of all
of the enthusiasm and energy that
the American legion puts into any-
uuuci lu lira vs an ine open
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im-usm; last nicnt at tne armorv.
attended by more than 1000 per
sons, friends of the ex-service
liien's organization, the first of
get-together affairs to be given bv
the k-gion in the attempt to be
come more thoroughly acquainted
with the people of Salem.
Kiom the very beginning of the I
program when the Liberty band of
23 pieces, led by Ivan Martin,
played several selections, to the
eiul of the last dance the legion
spirit of informality was preva
lent, making everyone feel at
ItoberiNon Ijeads Saiig
Tho community sing led by R.
II. Robertson was the real feature
of the evening. The program of
songs included patriotic airs, war
songs and southern melodies and
the crowd swung from one to an
other lth enthusiasm.
I explanation of the bonus bill
was i. ade by Dr. W. Carlton
Smith, who pointed out the ad
vantages of snch legislation to the
citizens and taxpayers and to the
Kvcnt Will lie Iterated
0;en house was such a success
last night, the first one or its kind
which the ex-service men have
sponsored, that it will undoubted
ly become a regular event of the
program of the legion. The au
dience drmonstrated the interest
which the public .has in the or
ganization and legion members are
anxious to promote this good feel
ing by these informal get-togethers
from time to time.
For the first time' since Its or
gan hat ion last Friday the wo
men s auxiliary was privileged to
act as an official body taking its
part in serving light refreshments
to the guests during the dancing.
The committee from the legion
in charge of the program was Al
lan Kafoury, Fremont Walton,
Andy Anderson and Jack Elliott.
The program was:
Liberty band (led by Ivan Martin)
Vocal solo R. H, Robertson
Accompanied by Mrs. Lilliin
Community sing, led by Mr. Rob
ertson. Comedy and song, Carl Gabrielson
and Karl Hinges
Explanation of the Bonus Bill
Dr. W. Carlton Smith
Vocal solo, "Lilacs" Gladys Ste
venson. Reading Miss Lulu Rosamonde
Quartette Messrs. Glalsyer. Ste
venson. Weiger and DeW'itt.
National Anthem led by R. II.
Dancing Music by Bungalow or
chestra. Yamhill Man Brought
To State Penitentiary
D Mattensen, sentenced by
Circuit Judge II. H. Beit of Mc-
Mlnnville to two yearn in the state
penitentiary on a statutory charge
from Yamhill county, was brought
to Salem yesterday by Frank B.
Ferguson, sheriff of Yamhill
county. He entered the pen at
2 o'clock yesterday aftern(on
This is the fourth prisoner Fer
guson has brought to the peni
tentiary since be was elected to
otfice In January.
Presidential Control of
Cabye Landings Desired
WASHINGTON. May 17. I'r
genf necessity exists for passage
by the house of the senate bill
authorizing presidential control
over cable landings. the house
commerce committee declared to.
day In favorably reporting the
measure. It Is expected that the
bill will bo taken up tomorrow by
The committee report says
"American companies have been
and are now obliged to submit to
Viirifiiia terms and conditions im-
Ipoaed by foreign governments.
Several Important Real Es
tate Deals Are Placed on
A number of important rr-al
estate transfers have bt-en placed
upon the records th- past two
day in the office of the county
recorder. One of the largest
tiiitisa( lions recorded is that of
August Greuzer. who .sold to Kail
Sprauer about aery of valu
able land northeast of this city,
the consideration liein, $l1.2-"0.
James P. Kigdon has sold to
C I). Troiitli about acres of
land near W'oodburn. The con
sideration .was $,."('(.
Claud J. Lewi to John O'Don-
teentli street. $4nou.
Hans Tuflli to George Andrew
Anderegg. lot 1 of block 2, of the'
Capitol Street addition to Salem,
Victorine IVno to Fannie Stock
property at Wondburn. a gift.
Sarah Patrick to John Moore,
Mary Booth to J. (1. Standard.
Si I vert on property consisting of
three lots, $M.
John O'Donnell to Claud J.
Lewis, property in block 14 of
Capitol addition to Salem, Sl'.OO.
Anna K. Jensen to Mans Jen
sen, a one-half interest iti 31
C. M. Crittenden and E. Con
rand and wife, to Frank C. Strong
property Jn W'oodburn. about
A. J. Marble to A. Studer, lots
3 and 4. in block X, W'oodburn,
Alice B. Lane to David F. Iane,
part of block 3, of the Roberts
addition to Salem, gift.
.1. M. Brown to Robert Sanger,
lot 4. block lfi ot Kairinount ad
dition to Salem. $42..
W. II. Steveley to Alovis B
Brand. lots ',, . 7 and S. of block
7 of Stayton, flfiOO.
Nellie Elliott to Frank Strong,
tract 13 in the Wise Acres, $500.
Jennie Chipman to J. W. Bell
any, property on Church street,
C. F. Hein to C. A. Kells. prop
erty in block 12. Salem. $3ooo.
EO TO SEnTTLE
Money Moved When Black
Diamond Miners Threaten
SEATTLE. May 17 Following
reports of threatened violence
among the miners of Black Diam
ond. Wash., following the closing
of the State bank of Black Diam
ond and the disappearance of its
president and cashier. Thomas F.
Fournier, against whom a charge
of grand larceny was lodged to
day, all the assets of the bank
were today removed to Seattle
for safe keeping pending examin
ation by Deputy State Bank Sup
ervisor Claude P. Hay.
The complaint lodged by Hay
specifically charges Fournier with
appropriating to his own use on
May 7. $54 00 of the bank's funds.
Fournier is said to have disap
peared from Black Diamond on
May S. leaving a young woman
in charge of the bank. A war
rant for his arre.st was issued to
day by Justice C C. Dalton.
The bank's depositors were
largely miners of the Black Dia
mond camp and according to
Sheriff Matt Starwich. who took
charge of the search for Fournier.
most of them are unemployed and
dependent upon their savings.
Chief Moffitt Delouses Bastile
But Stirs Up Odor That Strikes
Terror For Many Blocks Around
Bobby Burns in his "Address to
a Louse" would havp had nothing
on fhief of I'f.Lre Moffitt jester- j
day. provided the po-fjc tires had;
si fit to bum within the bosom !
of the chief. ,
It may he the fastidious tast- .
of Mr. Moffit would nol permit j
him to allow his thoughts to dwell ,
on the homely and vulgar cootie.
veil though it did form lively;
and affectionate companions for
the Ijovr during the war. At leat
it was not necessary lor him f '.
go to church to receive an iu-
spiration. as did Burns, for he
had but to step gingerly into the
city jail. It yon are tnathemati-I
rally Inclined, please eulighten j
v.f. If an inspiration for a poem j
such cs Bobby Burns produce 1 ,
equally one cootey. what kind of
an inspiration would be produced
Army Deserter's Mother To
Pay $7,000 or Take Al
ternative Sentence of
Going to Prison.
SON AND OLD FRIEND ,
TO PAY SAME PENALTY
Investigation Finds That
Slacker's Counsel Lost
Life by Drowning
PHILADELPHIA. May 17.
Mis. Emma C. Iiergdoll was sen
tenced today to pay a , fine of
17000 for the. part she was con
victed of having taken in tho eva
sion of the draft laws by her sons.
Grover and Erwin Bergdoll.
If she refuses or fails to pav bv
June 13, Federal Judge Dickin
son imposed the alternative sen.
fence of one year and one da in
Old Friend Sentenced
A like fine with the same al
ternative was imposed on two of
her co-defendants in tho conspi
racy ae. One was her son.
Charles F. Braun, whii changed
his mime .because of the notoriety
achieved by his brothers, and the
other, her life long friend, James
E. Iloniig:. who is 70 years old. The
two other defendants. Albert Mit
chell and Harry Schuh, were fined
ll'.'OJ each with the alternate of
spending six months In jail.
Coun el for the d-i nrlants im
mediately filed a formal appeal.
This action, the clerk of the court
explained, vas to stay executi'm
ol the jei.enee as otherwise dm
defendants "vould have been s-m
to jail immediately.
(ihhoney I Dead.
WASHINGTON, May 17. The
houne committee investigating the
escape of (irover Berwdoll, draft
dodger, got down to the loose ends
today without another glimpse of
thr rainbow which was supposed
to point the way to the pot of
gold. Only a few more witnesses
are to be examined.
It was established that D. Clar
ence ilibboney. counsel for Berg-1
doll and the man who arranged!
the expedition to Maryland to
find the treasure, was drowned in
Mexican waters last winter. Gib
borey's young son. a law student,
sai l he knew absolutely nothing
about the Bergdoll case. He pre
sented a check for $550 siuned b
his father shortly after the pris
oner's escape and male out in the
name of Francis D. Weaver, an as
sociate of former Judge J. W.
Wescott of New Jersey, but he
was unable to say for what pur
pose the money wa paid.
( amplcll Denies Charge
Major Bruce 'Campbell, who de
fended Bergdoll at his trial by
court martial, and who. according
to previous testimony, had sug
gested to the Bergdolls that Judpe
Wescott be kept in he background,
declared he never heard the
judge's name mentioned and
knew nothing of any report that
he was counsel for the defense.
BKITTOX HAS SHADE
DES MOINES. Ia. May 17.
Jack Britton .f New York, wel
terweight champion of the woi.d
outpointed Johnny Tillman of
j Minneapolis here tonight in th'ii
TUlman made d showings l
against rb- champion in I he sixth
and ninth rounds '
Koscoe Hall of Des Mo.i
knocked out George Melichar n'
tw.A..r !? .r.i.1 in thr cit'hth roun l
1 i ' Chief Moffitt by
Now, the city jail is usually ;i
dean and li--.it place, but in .id
to it tin k a hi:, lit lodi-.t or prisoner
in some manner ih- thoroiu-ii
search yiven did not i cv ,-i 1 i h
presence of the cooties. A- Burns
would say; "Their iinp.ud. ne
protected them sairly."
The city jai! :s clean now
Anyone anpro.ichini! within a
block last ninlit might have
guess-!!. Tin- air uas lill"d with
Ft range and fearful odors. ; ir)i
as one nciintei s where a cleaning-tip
-is in progress.
After the allotted 'time for th-
fumes of the disinfectant to ac
complish it work had elapsed
yesterday, doors and windows
were thrown open, and three pris
oners served out a day's sentence
i in scrubbing and cleaning.
CITY SCHOOL HEAD
IS NAMED MANAGER
El (JENE. Or., Mih-I". (icortrc Hug, member of the
tkiss of '07 and al present superintendent of the Salem pub
lic schools was named tonijrht as (he unanimous choice of the
athletic and executive councils for graduate manager at the
University of Oregon to fill the place which was left open by
the resignation of Marion Mc( lain a month ago. Hug's ath
letic record shows three years as varsity football star and two
years as track man. In his senior year he was president of
the student body. Although his acceptance has not yet been
received it is understood that he will assume his duties in the
In the interim the post will be filled by acting manner
Superintendent Hug received a telephone call from Eu
gene two days ago asking if he would accept the position of
graduate manager of athletics at the University of Oregon.
Apparently Mr. Hug seriously considered the proposal, for he
left at once for Eu.jene and is now in the University City. It
is believed here that he had agreeu to take the position be
fore the vote on the succeeding graduate manager was taken.
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Miss Ann Warwick, a well known actress, has begun a
suit for legal separation from John W. (Jack) Murray, n ac
tor. She claims fhe was his third venture in marriage. When
the case was first tried in court three women claimed him
as their hu.sbantt The trial will continue in New York City.
CHIEF JUSTICE OF
WASHINGTON, May 17.
('ruled States supreme courl is not expected to live through
the niht, his physicians said late tonight. N
"His pulse is weak and his ;heart is bad," Dr. Francis
K. Hagner. said jiifter a visit toihe bedside at Garfield hos
pital. "He prob:hly will not survive the night." !
The chief .justice submitted to an operation for bladder
trouble Friday and had improved steadily until late today
when he suffered a relapse.
Dr. Hagner said that the patient's temperature was normal
until ?, o'clock thin afternoon' when he suffered a chill and
then declined rapidly. Late
sciousness. For four months
said, but refused to leave his
and if necessary he would die
Chief Justice White of the
tonight he lapsed into uncon
he had been unwell, the doctor
'work, saying it was important
rather than stop for treatment.
Every Live Person in Com
j munity Expected to Join
Jollification at Commer
cial Club Tonight
COMMUNITY SING IS
Virginia Reel Will Make 1
Modern Dancers Wonder
Row They Did it
Because of tho crowds
that are expected to attend
the great community meet
ing at the Commercial club
tonight, the street car ser
vice on Liberty street be
tween Court and State will
bo discontinued from 7:30
until 10:30. The Chemeke
ta cars will come down town
only as far as Court street,
and not be on Liberty or
state streets during that
time, but will give regular
Liberty street, between
state and Court, will . be
closed to all vehicle traffic
during these three hours, to
make safe, the handling ot
; Almort everybody Is welcome at
the Commercial club tonight, at -he
club reception to it member
and to all the strangers vrno are "
now In Salem.
i The few who are not expected
Are the ons who have lived bere
for 15 minutes or for 60 years,
who don't believe commercial
clubs do any good, who look with
auspiclon on everything that
They", the club members do, and f
don't lift a hand or a nickel or
Cheer to help boost tha , town
Two Thousand, Maybe
l All members, however, and alt
strangers who honestly want to -know
more of this great country
lhat they're adopted, and want to
help make things better, are urged
to be there,! with wives or $weet- "
hearts and see bow Jolly a coun
try this Is when a feller wants to
M There ought to be close to '
2.000 people In attendance; there
are fully that many eligible, an
members, member's wives, and
Grangers. It will be far too
targe a crowd to fill up witb bam
and eggs and hot cakes; but
Steward John will serve them bar
relg of the daintiest punch ever
concocted out of Oregon sunshine
fruits and perfect water and otv"
r ingredients that mak ' 11
sparkle and fizz in a per'-tly le
gal i way.
Newspaper yan Talks
w Marshall Da.. of the Oregon
Journal. Is tc' be the chief speak
er of the e'tning. Mr. Dana is a
iascinatirg speaker and besides
bis gpltidid knowledge of Oregon
and the people's needs, be
knotis that the authorities will
di'dg him off his perch if ho even
looks like he wanted to talk more
than 30 minutes. His address
ihould be a masterpiece of com
At 10:30. Mr. and Mrs. H. 3.
Poisal will lead off in the Virginia
feel, that melodious, stately,
eburtly and fascinating step ot
grandfather's times. It ought to
havj powdered hair, Bllver knee
buck leg, skirts that would make
four of the preHent day garments.
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! COAST BASEBALL
8ACRAMEKTO 4, rEIBCO S
ffSAN KKANeiHtlO, Csl.. May 17.
Ron Kranrimo was ODll lO hit f-
io.liv.lv todny ia kpitfl of hivtaf ptantjr
of in. n walkwl, nd MernipDU) won, lour
to t)ir--. Hmrimnto won tho gkno in
th'- f'fth inniiiK wlin with the baara
(all. Mr-guaid walked Mrtiaffirn. Tk
Tiilor kiiiM'kt-d Krott out of tha boa
in thr fourtli iniiinr ami thf Seal faa
MIibiim tlio nauif Irrutmrnt ID til fo-
7 K. It. K
ramento 4 7 O
Kaii r-'ranriaro 3 3 0
llaltiriiMi -N ii-haua. rninir and Flliolt;
JSiott. I.-wia, MiyuuiJ, Courh and Ag
-VERNON 8. SAXT LAKE 8
w;fUI,T I.AKK. l lah.. May 17 Varnos
Won th op"tiini (tur of the aorta ,
br toilay, M to 3. Tha Wala ud
jmir pitrhra in their attempt to a lay taa
4iitiiic 'I iff, but non of thm waa
tWn li of a puzzle. 1'ete Hehneider ktt
lo IiiiIiI- and a tripla. The viaitora
iSkiir 17 Iota for a total of 25 baaea.
R. H. E
Vrrnon ... tl 1
Walt Lake Stta
Hatu-riMt Hhellenbark and Haaaah;
lU-f t, Jironiley. Thuraton and Brier.
"-I.OS AXOEI.EH, May 1 7. Portland
Ia An(t-I$ poatpooed ; teams traveling.
.V Oakland Seattle coaat teams. trsvUpt