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TIIBT OREGON" STATESMAN," SALEM,' OREGON
V RID AYMQRNING. i ULY 29. 1921
HOPE OF PEACE ,
Expressed -That Set
tlement of Irish Question
. Is Certain
; DUBLIN. July 28. A hopeful
feeling prevailed today concerning
a solution ot the Irish problem
and the! belief was -expressed that..
although the path to peace might
be .longer than at, first anticipat
ed, a settlement eventually would
be reached. Meantime, tbe -truce
will be continued.
'Eamonn De! Valera, Irish Re-
Publlcan - leader. has not an vet
sent an: answer to Premier Lloyd
' George regarding the govern
ment's (terms. 1 It was authorita
tlvfely stated today that Mr. De
valera had not applied to tbe gov
crhment for the release of im
prisoned members of tbe Irish Re
publican parliament and that, al
though ! release would be granted
on bis Request, it would not occur
' There is no immediate intention
ot-i summoning the .Republican
.parliament It was learned.
SOVIET RUSSIA IS
DESCRIBED IN LECTURE
- (Continued from page 1.)
to differentiate one's self accord
Ing. to one's own tastes and abili
ties. ' There are no stores, for prl
vate stores Imply money, and
'. mere can be no private money
lwnrsblp under pure communism
iTheroicaa , la. no fine clothes, no
automobiles, npt anything . that
the rest cannot and do not have
for that," Is , the. entering wedge
of , 'capitalism,';, and it spells the
rum of communism.
"There are r hardly 500 good
locomotives In,. Russia, ;.whcri
there used Jo.be 20,000; they get
no repairs,. from, abroad, . no ouo
will make,, (bem, under, the -present
Bystem" .'of rewards for labar,
and so transportation has broken
down. I People starve not 20 miles
away If rdm plenty. The ' towns
, and . cities - suffer worst. . because
. ihey.'produco nothing, , and" . the
farmers, with no incentive to
, raise large, crops, .produce only
enough lor themselves. The wood
cutter andS coal miners do net
produce fuel, since they cannot
sell it; the cities are freezing to
death in the rigorous north 'Rus
sian Climate.- ; Mr. . Skeyhill via-
ited St. Petersburg when the raer
,cury stood at. 20 below tero. Al
most, every vestige of wood baa
been burned in. the cities; grand
pianosJturaiturt. , a0 wopd Jtous-d
. cs, lljd .Imam fro r stone tmusv
the ,woddsn pavtag'1 blockH ytconi
the AlxeetSr-and. yeLlhejohaye. aafw
feredr terribly. Tbe "water pipes,
have burst , and 'tbe household
filth' has accumulated , through
the winters, to breed 'f!he 'deadly
typhis In-. the springv. Literally
nillT.ans of ieoplei.bava,.starvea,
or dledafom Tilth dtBasea or
. cold, in the cities of Russia. The
strongest "live the ; longest; bu,t
even they have their limitation?,
and. many have ffcachedjthafc. lim
' Csarlsm "degraded, an d s humil
iated jthe peoples. and. they.over
threw it. Th iragedy of fx9
, overthrow, as Mr- Skeyhill aeew it,
is that It came at- the wrong time.
when the country was.- - already
emaciated by the long war .and
when; the rest of the world war.
was I capable of judging -,- the
Russian : experiment only in
the term of Its relation . to
th Issue of the world s war
sinca it meant tbe .withdrawal
of Russia' from the' acttve-. strns
gle. It has brought a storm of de
structive criticism of every act,
every motive of the communUtit
government. - Most of the report3
sent out of the actual soviet stand
ing, be Bays, are false. There s
no nationalization of women; no
destruction of churches or relig
ion; no attacking of foreign peo
ples like Americans or tue .n
tlsb. And communism has he!d
quite true to Its principles nt.
equality. Lenine' inherited chaos,
he has not made it worse.
Skeyhill Not Convert
Tiut the speaker is not a con
vert to Lenine.
"Let them prove their theories
in Russia," he says. "The way to
meet the arguments of the Lenin
program is to Bhow the world
something better to show them
that the system that gives a iuui
adequate pay for adequate work,
more pay for more or better
work; that gives him the Privi
lege of having money to spend
and something he enjoys to spend
it on; that gives him coal and
food, and goods, aua
pleasures, is a better system than
any dead level of inefficiency.
The world needs to recognize Rus
sia as a government, once sne
relax her present system enongn
to trade with the outside wortd
and when she does that. Com
munism is at an end; for the fact
of trade and internal Improve
ment, means tbe recosmtion of
money and rrivate ownership.
And then Leninism is dead, or
changed as to be innocuous.
The Jugo-Slax tamburlca will
not bite, or kick, or run away If
Ht untied or if a chicken flutters
across the road ahead of it. It is
the chief instrument of that part
of the Balfcans. Just as the banjo
belongs to the cotton fields and
the ukeulele to Hawaii ana tbe
inm.im to the fuzzy-haired Sou
dan. It is a four-stringed instru
ment, with air the strings tuned
to the same pitch and picked hy
the fingers; the variations In
tones are produced by fingering
the same as a violin or guitar.
They make 'em all sizes, from the
Infant tamburicas that a 2-year-cld
could handle, up to a pipe-
organ affair seven leet long ami
as portly as a Dag oi wow.
Those liaiaeners ceruiuij i
nlay these their native instru-
ments. Tneir renauum ui i
Atnra was a masterly presentation.
One could feel the darkness of
ih nirbt. the throb of tne Dread
ing heart, could almost bear the
muffled thud of the hangman's
hammer as be built , tbe scaffold
on which Manrlco was to bo exe
cuted. That castle music scene
could be produced by other in
struments brass, or reed but
It la at its best in wood and
utrlnn that elve a living tone.
The afternoon concert, by the. six
performers was mucn apprecmieo,
not only for this one etspecially
fine number, but for its varwa
In the evening they played one
of the famous Sousa marches, ana
put oijutwo number .featuring ..vo
calsolos and choruses. . .Alpo tb4yf
cave tbe imposing quartet irom
Hisroletto. and - ended , their .pro
gram with a really beautiful ,ar;
ranagemeni oi roe Amencau
trol. with variations 01 national
air and a bang ithat putv It Cr
big. The young1, men Of the .or
ganization may not have . a; very
old. national" government to cTslm
their alleriance.; but they certatn
It have a long heritage of musical
ancestorsthey.f ' don't build Tup
such troupes, from unmusical pep-
"there are sermons In stones;
books in the running brooks."
Mr. 'Jenkins is going to prove that
there arf sdbgs ln 'tbe" stoniest
human voice, rippling muic in
the poorest squawk. It will be a
real community sing, and it ought
to be a good one.
Priest ljerture Today
Father C. J. Cronin, a red-haired
Irish batholic priest, is to be
the itinerary star for Friday after
noon. He is an artist, whose lec
ture, "Weeds and Flowers of Lit
erature." is a literary classic. The
press notices of his work speak
highly of his address, and a re3l
treat is promised all who hear.
".-sotning out tne iruin. me;Tnig conlfact
Broadway comedy that broke all ! evidence.
speed records Tor fun, is to be
given in the evening by the Keigh-ley-Broadway
players. It has
been given in Salem this year by
a group of college players as a
screen scream; but these profes
sional artists give it a class that
makes it look like a Rubens or a
Michael-Angelo picture beside a
penny chromo. It isn't any "big
ger" numerically but it's differ
ent in quality; like the difference
between a hunk of cheese and a
diamond the size of an egg. All
of which is "Nothing Hut the
anything he wanted tpl see.
bwered Pillsbury. !
"All of them?" quizzed Tom-
linson. ' i . .
"Ail that can be found, re
plied the witness. "Ther govern
ment got some of them in ihe $:ov
trnment case that resulted in the
Oitgon decree ot 1514. Tiiey are
iow scattered. We have beeu
tryinn to set them back, but hava
rft yet siicteeded in gathering in
all of them."
Stodk Holding? Examined
The witness was questioned in
detail as to a contract existing bt
tion of 2 per cent and also taxes
.Higher Rat? Stiawn
The re-piy was that for March
J- iH would be 9.51 per eent, or with
Ikeview - La Pine hignway in
Lake county Grading 16.S
miles of road; eight bidders, in
eluding the Lake county court.
the super-surplus for Oregon de-
ducted, 10.33 per cent and th3tQarson WakeS Complaint
tor April it would be t .sl per cent. , . . U.
super-surpius de.iuctfd ; un I wo LiQUOr bnarQcs
tween the Pacific company ud i j2 .sstf.oo
8.49 per cent. j
'What dui change? and rer.iov- j
als of stations cost the company j
in Mann ana April. ivji.
I as compared with the aair.
j months of 1S20?" a?kd Toralin
j For March and April this yvar
the reply wa? 2-.ftAl and
M S. Tay tor Gives Lecture
on Social Abuses; An
was submitted in
DINNER INVITE IS
(Continued from page 1.)
$13. 476. 9'1 respectively.
What percentage of the stock of Asld if the fuct repres. r.tf a
the Pacific Telephone fc Tele-1 by these figures would in;'K
graph company is owned by the; about a decrease in revenue? and
American Telephone & Telegraph I an increase in expenditures, th"
company? asked lomiinsoa. i witness replied that it -would. He
I al?o said it would cause a smaiiT
Criminal complaint were ye.--terdiv
issued throut.Ii the ofiic-
;'(f District Attorney Jonn i. arson -
jcnarKing jonn rvajst-t. i 'iium j
farmer, and William Arnold Vid-j
lerman, lartuer oi nar rm
j Mills, with having violated spe-
respectively, and 'or!1'" , pro.uumu ; 4 of lectures that prom
April. !!. the j , T, Ushs to attract 'a-s much aiH!o i
were ll...il.l and -B"" : , . ... o,. na ,hwv have elsewhere
Kavser is ehareett wun navms: " : , f,A,,n t
had in his possesion one qua. t i was begun Thur.avaft?nioon at
Man wanted in Salemls
Under Arrest in Seattle
li llinson. nder arrest iu c jj
for tse inm oi'" '""
also is wanted . lu 'Salem i-
milar charg." A warrant ti
"The records show 70 off, I
think," replied Pillsbury. A refr
erence to records showed 73.30
' What dividend is paid by the
Pacific company to the American
company?" was Tomliiison's next
"Six per cent on the preferred lj' Mr- Young: .
stock held by the American com- j Total number of employes
pany," was the answer. j 2749; total number of hours over
time, l ,..:; 9: total numoer oi
d:-ys rular time, C0,".9i ; raid
in overtime. $8180; paid in regu-
return than otherwise for Mai eh
Going into the telephone com
pany's payroil in Oregon with
April a.s an example month the
following' figures were ; ubmittcd
of moonshine liquor. Weiderr.-.unV ' me cnauwuM"-. 1' V
alleted offense is that of haTfnt ;! lanaser of the l-
Mr. Tailor r.as oeeu iur ran "
the gove.rnnien.i service, making a
studv of social evils as they affect
first' the soldier, and then In a
broader way th ntir nation.
Through-his- govrnmental con
nection he is able to present these
I manufactured intoxicating liquor.
? Stills and mash were found in the
possession of both men when Spe
cial Agent Sandefer and officers
descended upon the two farms
early in July.
M. Hushey. the hearings of Weid-1 lectures on me f
erman and Kavser will be held I c'it with no cost to .the public lor
tomorrow at countv court chain-! admission fees. The gate-keeper
j-o Th "r . !. K,;.,.. lis taken off the gate, and admis-
has not been set
The- music tot Friday "afternpon
will be partly homemade the
thousand . or mone people in , th&
audience veil! f urnib' ohe-half of
it. Walter Jenkins, song leader,
will furnish the other half. -As
the negro trooper mule driver said
about swearing, "Swearin' ain't a
accomplishment; yo"cain't learn
to sweah, that's a gift!" Just so
ong leading, Is a 'gift.. Mr. Jen
kins has tbe gift, and he's gotng
to prove It. ' The poet once said,
148 :SiutKl Commercial . Street
SecondiFloor, near Ladd & Bush Bank
Saturday, July m.
. Consisting of -
Livinir Room- 1 all leather spring lounge; 2 Ax--
minister rugs, 9x12 ;1 Wilton rug, 9x12; J Axminister
mat, 3xG; 1 Wilton mat, 27-in.x42-in. ; 1 Wilton velvet
h&ll runner, 27x12 ft; 2 rag mats ; 1 Administer mat,
xbu-uicn; i.wooi rug vi&i i. sinp carpet; x manog-
any settee; 1 mahogany arm chair; 1 mahogany rock
er; 1 mahogany stand; 1 mahogany hall seat; 1 ma
hogany" Edison phonograph and records : 1 oak hall
. Dining Koom l oak library table; 1 tapestry li
brary scarf : 2 waxed oak rocbers; leather seat and
back; 2 all-leather foot stools; 1 carpet foot stool; 1
Jacobean Dining room suits with extension table; large
buffet; 6 dming chairs with full leather and box seats,
pne is server; 1 oak China cabinet; 1 table pad; 1
clothes line; 1 automatic refrigerator; 1 Clark Jewel
gas range;! Rudd heater; 1 K base; 1 oak cane seated
chair; inlaid linoleum. All draperies and curtains which
are tapestry with shade rod, etc; 1 large oak dresser;
1 oak bed and spring; 1 combination, oak writing desk
and book case; 1 birdseye maple chair; 1 large oakarm
chair upholstered in leather;!' electric vacuum clean
er;! carpet sweeper; 1 wringer; 1 fire extinguisher;
1 coal bucket; 1 large heater; 2 large stove boards and
stove pipe; 2 marble and brass candle sticks ; 1 marble
and brass clock to match, antique; pictures; books; 1
pianola attachment "for piano; some records; - piano
stools; ! silk floss mattress; 2 springs; 4 pillows; 1
set fishing nets and many other articles.
J. P. Rogers Estate,
E. R. Laniport, F. N. Woodry,
: Administratrix ' The Auctioneer
"List your sales with Woodry for Results"
visited the White House this aft
ernoon and spent an hour and 20
minutes with President Harding,
discussing, a3 the visitor said,
Visit Not Official
Failure of Sir Aucland Geddes,
British ambassador, to accompany
the publisher was not considered
significant in that Lord North-
cliffe arriving in this country
stressed that he was not here in
an official capacity.
The British embassy "was in
semi-darkness tonight and inquir
ies as to the facts connected with
the cancellation of Lord North
cliff e'a visit elicited no response
beyond the statement that there
was nothing to be said in behalf
of tbe embassy or the ambassador.
Men Long Friends.
It was learned that invitation
to Lord Northcliffe to make his
home at the British embassy while
here was extended by Ambassa
dor Geddes several days ago and
before the publication of the
criticism of Lord Curzon in the
As Bet out in Lord Northclif fe's
statement tonight, he and Sir
Auckland Geddes have been
friends of long standng and it
was understood that the exten
sion of the hospitality of the em
bassy to Lord Northcliffe and his
staff was on a personaLfooting.
It was part of the program of
entertaiiynent of the visitor to
give a dinner at the embassy to
night. So far. as cauld be learned
however, while a tentative list of
guests had been drawn up. the
formal invitations . never were
issued, undoubtedly for tbe rea
son that tbe occurrence of th?
rupture between Lord Cureon and
the London Times and its' owner,
occurring as it did, made it evi
dently impossible to carry odt
Itegulations Strict, !
For it must be understood that
the British embassy building with
most of its furnishings is the
property or the British govern
ment, and while it is stated auth
oritatively that Ambassador
Geddes did not receive instruc
tions from London in regard to
Lord Northcliffe, the ambassador
was fully aware of the impropri
ety of the use by him of the prop
erty of the British government to
entertain even a personal friend,
if that person had fallen under
the ban of the foreign office.
The incident which caused the
rupture arose through the publl-
' At . 1 r , am . . . . -
cBuon iu me lvonaon rimes oi
July 12 of an article in its edi
torial columns discussing the pos
rible British representation in the
Washington disarmament confer
ence. Tbe Associated Press cable
dispatch of that date summarized
the editorial as follows:
""It declares . that neither' the'
premier nor the foreign minister
is fitted by his position, his tem
perament and his 'past career to
take a direct part in- these nego
tiations." Concluding, the Times said:
Attack Is Severe.
'"It Is for the same reason of
avoiding suspicion that the at
tendance of Premier Lloyd George
and Lord Curzon in Washington
seems particularly undesirable.
The great qualification needed by
the representatives of this empire
is , character for conspicuous
straightforwardness and honor.
Mr. Lloyd George does not possess
this character. Of all statesmen
in Europe, he probably Is most
distrusted. In America he Is
widely regarded as a man who
empassed President Wilson with
his 'wizardry.' "
The newspaper then turns to
Lord Curzon.. alleging that his
"pompous and pretentious manner
and ncapacity for business do not
tit him to discharge the respon
sible duties tbe mission would
SMUG SALARY IS
(Continued from page 1.)
Ust of Owners Head.
"Ctt Viq ); 7 ft rvor i.cnt .-f iUA l
li. v. . 'i - J I LIIU
preferred stock that is not owned
by the American company, what
portion is held on the Pacific
Pillsbury read a list of the
largest stockholders from a report
furnished him, with addresses of
the holders. This showed that a
large number of them are con
nected with banks in which the
company keeps its accounts.
Pillsbury also testified that they
receive dividends of 6 per cent on
the preferred stock. Holders of
common stock, he said, receive no
Shaw Questions Young
In cross-examining Alexander
Young, the Portland accountant
employed by the city. Attorney
Shaw of the telephone company,
reviewed the 16 exhibits submit
ted by him. on many of- wh4ch
there was no agreement. One ex
hibit In particular, however,
brought a clash. This was ex
hibit No. 4, showing revenues and
expenditures for the month of
March, this year, eliminating the
4 1-2- per cent license agreement
and substituting the 3;i cents per
station per year which the service
commission in a previous order
held should be paid in tribute to
the American Telephone & Tele
graph company, eliminating alsoi
income tax payments. ThI?
showed net revenues for the
month In Oregon of $H,?,7T.M. a
return of 7.02 per ctnt. or with
rate baso less Oregon's apportion
ment of sujer-surplus, 7. CI per
Pointing out that Mr. Young iiart
disclaimed responsibility for the
formula used in making the esti
mates and admitted that he had
made them upon instructions.
wanted to know whether the in
structions were upon the service i
commission's method of computa-,
tion. . .( . .
"That is ;frue," 1 repTted Mr.
Tomlinson for the witness, "with
the slight exception that tnx-rm
the capital stock was not includ
ed, but we think the commission
did include it."
"Nothing slight about it." te
torted Shaw, "the formula Is
widely, at variance with the com
, Shaw attempted to discredit the
exhibit, declaring it must stand
for face value only.
t Young "Not Trapped ,
'I cannot agree with you on
that," said Tomlinson.
"We will let the testimony of
the witness stand for itself as
shown In the record." replied
Shaw as he waved aside the ex
hibit and dismissed the subject.
Shaw attempted to catch Young
on his testimony' relative to the
theory that money could be saved
by the company in keeping its
Oregon books entirely separate
from the books in San Francisco.
"I said it would not cost any
more," said Young.
"But that doesn't agree with
your testimony in a previous hear
ing." He produced the record of
the previous hearing from which
he quoted Young as having said
that It would bo much more ex
pensive to maintain a complete
set of books in Oregon than to
operate them in conjunction with
"That testimony," Younr ex
plained, "was on the basis of the
present condition. My present
testimony has reference to a com
plete aivoree or the Oregon teJe-
pnone system irom San Fran
cisco." An avalanche of figured wis
precipitated upon the telephone
rate hearing yesterday when Alex
ander Young, expert accountant
of Portland, was called to the wit
ness stand by Attorney H M
Tomlinson, who is conducting the
city s case. Mr. Young said that
?, V" orked on he books of
rll !,phone cmPany both in
Portland and in San Francisco.
ueposmon relative to rev
enues and expenses, and conse
quent returns to the company, ap-
K.Vk the mnths of January
and February of this year, prior
n increase. and March
alia Anrll enl.oi....i . .. 7
unucui io tne in-
Mr. and Mrs Scott OJf
lar tine, ?234.S61.6: average
per hour in ever t'.me. -"1 cents;
average Per day regular ti!u-
Salaries for superintendents
were said to have totaled 6,a.S;.
32 for April.
Mr. Youn; said he considered
very competent the staff of tne
accountants and bookkeepers
maintained by the company in
Oregon and that the forte is ami
5y equipped to handle the .-om-ppnv's
business in this stati
without assistance from Ne-v
York or Sai Francisco.
Xewell Quizzes WillanJ
Engineer Willard of Portland
was again called to the stand to
day for cross-examination by '
P. Newell, consulting engineer of
the service commission. The
questions related to valuations
and they involvje depreciable con
siderations. The telephone rate rehearing
will: reach final adjournment to
day and will convene in Portland
ajt 2 o'clock Monday.
This was announced at th
opening of the session yesterday
by Chairman Fred A. Williams ct
the public service commission.
At 10::i0 today Lawrence Mc-
Narv. Portland attorney rep
resenting the Oregon Hotel Mon's
association, will call witnesses
and estimates that he can finish
his case in half a day. However,
allowance of a day is being made
for b' 'case bv the commission..
City has more witnesses
Attorney Tomliuson will com
plete his case in Portland as the
first part of the program there.
He will be fjoltowed by an attor
ney for the Oak Grove, Milwaukio
and Oswego and other interests,
and E M. Cousin, representing
the Oregon Telephone federation
will then finish.
The telephone company win
then begin its direct examination
sion is free, after the anernoon
concer's or other Introductory
Mr. Tavlor brought nr th
Fnr PratPr I nkp Tour riovle as a vital matter for the
ror uraier LaKe iour;poop.e ot Salem to consider.
j " ' Tne movies are precisely what
Harry W. Scott and wife are to j you. the buylugV public, maie
leave this afternoon to take part 'them." he said. "If there is a
in the Crater Iake cycle tuor f rom i Dicture that it not right, don't
blame the showman, or the pro
ducer, or the plavers blame
yourself, tor they produce what
Medford. The tour proper is due
to leave Medford July 31, but the
Scotts are making this a honey
moon affair, and are taking the
trip leisurely, leaving Salem a day
ahead of some of the other visi
tors from northern Oregon. Thev
von bnv. You never get any worse
pictures In any town, thai you
The speaker told of recently
travel in a Harley-Davidson side seeli1 a unive-slty present free at
car, equipped with about every
thing that such a vehicle can have
for comfortable going. ,
The Medford Chamber of Com
merce is sponsor for the tour. it
plans to provide entertainments
for the riders at Medford, and
will send a sjpecial service car
along the route to the lake, to
Pick up the cripples and insure
them a complete round trip en
though they lase all the -vheels
and the frame and even the han
dlebars of their machines.
The Harley-Davidson company
is offering a gold medal to the
tourist who has traveled the far
thest to take part in this Crater
of the fire?"
The witness answered that
Thomas E. Sberwlh was auditor
at that time, and asked as to his
present location, said 'he is with
the Calumet-Hecla Mining com
pany in Boston.
"Where are the Instruments
and deeds relating to purchases
made by the-company?" asked
Pillsbury answered that they
are in San Francisco either with
the secretary or the treasurer of
the company. He declared they
are incomplete prior to 1906.
"If a rejjresentatlv-e of the pub
lic service commission were to go
to San Francisco would you be
willing to. show him all records
, ."I would-be glad to show him
Big Returns Shewn
For Januarv ami pK.n
deficit of 138.686.80 was, shown
"r iue company's operations In
For March on th? tasis of a
statement furnished by the com
pany to the city of Portland, rev.
enues for Orepon were shown to
lVL6011' and "Penditures
?J7Z,657.73, leaving a net reve
nue of $67,902.38. For April
gross revenues were shown to be
!2o'362-78 and expenditures
S386,5o6.81, leaving a net return
The rate of return for March
was placed at 7.02 per cent and
for April at 5.32.
Attorney Tomlinson then asked
What would be the rate if you
BONDS SOLO YESTERDAY
(Continued from page 1)
term no bid: long term, 5 per
cent bonds at $1013.90 per thou
sand. Blyth. Witter & Co. et al., of
Portlands short term, no bid;
long term. 5 per cent bonds,
$100.33 per hundred.
Lumbermens Trust Co. et al..
Portland: short term, 6 per
cent bonds. $100.65 per hundred:
long term. 5 per cent, $101.18
per hundred. '
Security Savings & Trust Co. et
al.. Portland: short term, no bid;
long term. f. U per cent bonds.
$2,002,200 for issue.
Holding Records Made.
A bidding record in state hlzh
wav commission annals was
knocked skyward this jiiornin?
when 21 bids were received to
crade 10.6 miles of the Chitwood
Toledo section of the Corvallls
Xcwport highway in " Lincoln
county. Chairman R. A. Booth
declares this is the record, 16
bidders being the rext largest
number to try for one job.
W. B. Ifarratt of Heppner is tha
only commissioner with Mr. Booth
today. John B. Yeon of this city,
the third member of the board, is
on a visit to his old home In east
Bids on the following pieces of
work, with the number of bid
ders, were opened this morning
at the meeting of the state high
way commission In the court'
Many Rids Offered.
Old Oregon Trail In Tnion
county Two reinforced concrete
bridges over Wolf creek, two mile
north of North Powder, the oth
er over Jimmy creek, three mil?s
north of Norh Powder; nine bid
ders. La Grande-Joseph Jiighway in
Wallowa county Series of tres
tles over Prairie creek near En
terprise: Fix bidders.
Tualatin Valley highway, in
Washington county Repairing
bridge over Gales creek, three
quarters of a mile south of For
est Grove; six bidders.
Old Oregon Trail, Union coun
tv Two reinforced concrete
concrete bridges over Catherine
creek near Union; eight bidders.
Old Oregon Trail In Baker
county Building three concrete
culverts and two wooden trestles
on Nelson-Huntington section:
Pacific highway In Clackamas
county Paving bridges over
Tryon creek. Sucker creek and
Molalla river with bituminous
pavement: one bidder, Warren
Roosevelt highway In Clatsop
countv Grading and rocking
two small bits of highway on
Wiles Crosslng-Skipanon section:.
The Dalles - California high
day inDeschutes county Clear
ing ana grading 17.3 miles on
Elm Trees of Salem .
" Threatened by Beetle
A menace which is threaten
ing elm trees throughout the en
tire city is now being found in the
form of elm beetles which have
invaded these beautiful shade
trees of Salem by the millions.
They seem to have done the most
damage in the neighborhood of
the Unitarian church, while the
elms of the state house grounds
have also- been -attacked.
The beetle, in its early stages
has the form of -a worm, but later
transforms into a beetle-fly. They
multiply rapidly, the female lay
ing as many as C00 eggs three
or tour times during the year.
County horticulturist S. H. Van
Trump is now at work to find
some way of ridding the trees of
this pest. The state house of
ficials have already begun experi
ments with a spray for the trees
in the park.
Easterners Inquire as
To Westerners' Morals
Inquiries as to the moral con
ditions on the Pacific coast are
among- the most pertinent ques
tions asked by easterners v;ho
would locate in this section of tho
country, stated M. S. Taylor, psy
chologist and local manager ot
the Kllison-White Chautauqua
while addressing members of the
Marion County Realtors' associa
The occasion of tha addres3
was the realtors' regular weekly
meeting and luncheon at the Ho
Listings sent by real estate
owners to the central office or
the association will be mailed
back to the senders with lists of
members of the organization, ac
cording to vote of the realtors
Indefinite postponement of the
barbecue as announced last week
was granted A. C. Bohrnstedt.
ope show house a splendid series
of five reels on native Afri-ar. ani
mal Kte. The house, was drspar-
tngly lean. Ju.tf across "tho street
was a salacious film plar. ticl.eU'
selling at 75 cents each. Ti:e doorS
were Jammed before the play le
pan and people were turned away.
That Was what that towr. bought
and paid for. As long aa they
waived such things, -tLey would
Mr. Taylor presented the mat
ter of sex Instruction as a vital
need of the day! In this age of
precocity, and busy fa'hers aud
mothers who do not look careful
lv after the. teaching of their
children some provision . for pro
per instruction is necessary if th
race Is to be saved or regenerct
"Most children are left to ga
ther their misinformation about
sex matters, from other children
who with do .freemasonry o
youth pass their perverted stor
Sen around among themselves tc
poison all whom they touch." he
said. "Careful figure's' show -that
fully 91 pr cent of all children
set their information of sex on
the street or from those who dis
tort the trutTi either Ignorant!
Mr. Taylor 'would -have th
schools take up such instruction
If it cannot be- given in tho
lioms; have it taught by capa
ble teachers, as other technics
subjects are taught and start it
young, before pollution and per
versioji .chauKe the whple course
of the childish mind.
He spoke especially of the fath
erly practice of saying "Oh, It's
the mother's duty to look after
and teach the children," and then
crawling out of all responsibility
on tbe ground of being -too busy
even to help teach them the things
they need to be taught to keep
their lives clean. .
"The public dance ball Is not
sending as many, girls to the de
tention homes and as many boys
to the reformatories aa the Amer
ican practice of spooning," said
Mr. Taylor was announced to
speak again Saturday afternoon,
but announced last night that he
might not be able to appear at
that time, instead, he will give a
longer lecture Sunday afternoon,
combining what was to have been
given in the two later presenta
tions. These lectures are free to
all who come after the musical
programs of the afternoon, which
are Btrictly Chautauqua program
and are to- be pal dor4
on a Si
Atfit-virie- llinson with larceny w
issued an the. local courU Tester- ,
day. jin-officer from Albany yea
terdayl obtained requisition pa-
pers a,t the executive offices in "t
Salem and lett last night for. Se i
attle in quest of the prisoner, L y
SCOTTS MILLS PBIWOXAM
SCOTTS MILLS. Ore., July it. t ,
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Kuth and
daugh(eer Hatel of Denver, Colo. t
are vUitlng their cotfsina Mr.- aid
Mrs. Jl.H. KInser at Crooked bin
ger. ffhey expect to spend ire ,
remalider of the summer hero. k
Mr.! and Mra. . tc ua
hildrtn were Salem visitors Sat ;
rday '' 1 "' ti
E. R. Lawrence and sons James ;
and Will were in Salem Thursday ;
on business. '' -1 .
MrJ and Mrs. Ben Klnser ol
Hood River visited relatives and .
friend's in this vicinity the' first of
the week. , y
Mrs. Lolo Bellinger and causa i
ter Jane Elixabeth. of Salem, la-,
ited Mrs. Lena Bellinger at Noble f
during the mid-week. '
Mr 4 ana Mrs. w. t. rtogg ana , . .
daughters Loraine and Doris vis- j :
Ited relatives in Salem Thursday. ;f
id Mrs. Bert Scott lrere i
Salem -visitors Thursday. 1 v ..
MrJ -and Mrs. Gene Adkins,
Miss Bessie Adkins and Miss
Mertip Sanders were visitors In
Salem on Thursday.
Mrk A. F'UUckerby of Silver- J
ton Is visiting Mrs. Henry Graxor
at Crooked Finger. . , 1
Mr and Mrs. Guy Lyono ana t.
children. Mr. and Mrs. Harry jjj
Hick and daughter, miss trreiua
werejSIlverton Tlsdtors TCe3day.
Arnold Weldennan waa, a ; Sa- J
lemtiltor -Monday,. , . j
.Mr, ana jura. --unarms jucvrnc
ken of Walla. Walla, visited Mrs.
Grac Dunagan and . family ' Sun
day bn their way : to , Salem from
WUhpit springs. ..
Miss Dorbtha', Shepherd visited
Portland Man Willing
To Settle for Damages
Declaring that his client, J. D.
Johnson, is willing to settle for
damages sustained in a traffic
collision by Clarence McCoy on
July 21, Attorney Walter E.
Critchlow of Portland has written
to Justice of the Peace G. E. Un
ruh, asking that details be given
and arrangements be made.
The Johnson machine is said to
have struck McCoy's buggy, drag
ging the vehicle about 100 feet
and injuring Its occupant. The
accident occurred near Jefferson.
In his communication to Judge
Unruh, the Portland attorney as
serts that his client had "thought
he had room in which to pass."
Mr. Johnson is now In California,
the letter states.
ves at Molalla Sunday
; 1 i ii ii i , i .i i. ,
I District to Have ' :
New "Building at Once
DALLAS, dre.. July 28. (See-
clal jto The Statesman) County
henopi superintendent Joslaa
Willi states that the Buell school i)
district will havei a new school
housfe ready for .occu pany "this i i
fall. The district voted bohdt for ft
that purpose a . few days ago' and rft
the hieaeure carried by a vote of . . '
20 for a new building and' IJ vf
against building L one. The new i3
structure -will be the last word laf
rura school houses and will b 1
located near the store In that
community. Work on th n IK
butttHug-wni begin within a few S'
da vol - ' - ?' f
Portland Beavers to Play on
Monday if . Business
Houses Will Close
leaders of the
Ctnltn IIak. "f-itl .. . M. I
jiuicii near oauuarium
Toe thtafl oT bis seven-Dassen. 'f
ger Htudebaker car while parkd,'
nearj the Willamette aanltorlum
abouit 10 o'clock last night,. was
reported to the police by Dr. K.
E. Kisher. The car was stolen
whll Dr. and Mrs. FUher re
atteiidihg the evening Chautauqua ,
progp-am., The.Stndebaker was of . '
a late model and carried the II- '
cense number 3953. Local polio '
have! 'notified surrounding towns
of the loss of the car. -
ellminate a 4 1-2 per cent tribute I Allen ranch-Klamath county line
to the American Telephone & section; ten bidders. Including
Telegraph company, a' deprpcla-1 county court of Deschutes county.
Sighway Opinion is Not
Expected Before Aug. 12
Columbia River league wfl!fn, anl prepared; for burial. The
with the Salem Senator Mead man Is sunfired by a .wife
Due to the fact that Circuit
Judge Kelly has allowed attorn
eys for both sides of the Polk
county road controversy 15 days
in which to present authorities
and file briefs it is not thought
that Judge Kelly will render an
opinion on the case much before
The case was argued before
Judge Kelly Wednesday, J. M.
Devers of the attorney generals'
office appearing for the state
highway commission and Judge
Martin L. Pipes appearing for the
citizens . of Polk county who In
stituted the suit against Polk
county and the highway commission.
Astoria a nine.
Sunday, according to an an
nouncement made yesterday hy
Manager Jack Hayes, pf the lo
cals. That tbe Astorians have been
humbling all opponents gives
them a sinister repute, but thj lc
cal fans are confident that the
Senators can solve the visitors'
secret and send them back-to the
Lineup of the Senators was not
announced yesterday hut it is
thought that th'e same crew un
der the leadership of Bid die Bish
op as twirler. will answer -tha
roll-call at Oxford pa'rk. .
Manasrer Hayes announces 'hat
the McCredies have agreed' to"
bring the Portland Beavers hera
for a game with- the Senator,
Monday, July 31, provided ibat
local business men .will autbsme
a half-holiday that day. Petitions
are now being circulated for this
purpose, it isr. understood.
Big Birthday Party at
A birthday party Is to be git- s
en fpr Saturday afternoon at the
W.r;c. hall in the McCornack -.f
building, to all the members of ,
the G.A.R. and of the W.R.C. Y
wboae birthday anniversaries oc- ;
cur (during the months of May,', '.
June and July. The hour-is set A ;
for f o'clock. Refreshments anaV i
a literary and musical program : f
will foe given and all the post and
corps members are urged to at- 1
"1 ::.;- - ,1
uovye Fatally Injured
In Lonninn 'tLr.rititmi
I " . j' . "' :
DALLAS, Or., July 28. (Spec
ia to .The Statesman.) H, TV , f
Lowe, an employe of the Valley
St. Sileti Logging company ..'at 11
Camp No. 1, was fatally injured
Tuesday when the top of a tree
to irhlch was attach ed a heavy
cable used for pulling logs, broke
off and struck him on tbe head,
fracturing bis skull. Lowe died
on a train while being brought to
the hospital. His body was taken
in charge by Coroner R. L. Chap-
CRAVEX HOME IMPROVED
INDEPENDENCE, Ore., July
27- (Special to The Statesman)
Willard E. Craven, hardware
merchant of this city, is having
his' home- on Third street remod
eled. A second story and a large
porch are to be ; added, besides,
other alterations The house when
completed will be of the latest
anditwo small children.
Dallas Boy Scouts! Will
Camp at Pacific City
DALLAS, Or., July 28,ISpec-
ial to The Statesman.) The Dal
las camp of ; DoV Scouts under
the care . of Scoutmaster Rev.
Krahk Jamea, will leave next Mdn
dayi morning for a, several days
outing at Pacific Cltv: 4 Th trin
will be" made by automobiles. Dur-;
-O wt-wufe UUJB Will w t
taught the art of Cooking and
othpr useful occupations when oa
canlping trips, by the scodtmai i
terJ - i 5 .
Funeral of Mrs. Rupe
Yesterday at Silverlon 1
the funeral of Mrs. Margaret 4
Rupe, who diedJ at her home, in
Sil jerton July 2.3, was held at the t
Matonic temple In that city yes
terday. Interment was in the SiV 4
verton cemetery. The body lay
in fetate from lpl no til 2 o'cloc ;
at the Masonic jemple. . ' '' '
Miss Theda Bara, the. moving.
picture actress, has married her
have thus swap
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