The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 23, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Occasional rains; diminishing
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Developments of Fan Easl-
tation Move More SlowrV
at wasnington.
American Scheme of Reduc-
tion Appears to Be Grow
ing in Favor
WASHINGTON,' Nov. 22. (By
the Associated Press.) Negotia
tions . relating to both, the Far
East and armament limitation
moved more slowly today as at
tention of the arms delegates
passed . from general policies to
China's economic embarrass-
ments formed the text of the Tar
Eastern . discussions, which re
sulted in the appointment of a
snb-committee of representatives
of nine nations to study the sub
ject . of . administrative autonomy
for China with particular refer
ence to. tariff and tax restrictions.
American Plan Gains
The. land armament problem
comerencs ana e8
armament committee of the whole
was called for ..tomorrow with the
expectation xnat - rremier- omou i
or jrrancn wouia. say m v
asto nis country vu
armies. 'v - - , - . I
On .the side- of naval experts I
. was an air of growing (confidence
that, details of. the American plan I
would eventually Bring an , me i
rowers Into agreement. It is pos-1
sible that the navaV . plan may
receive some consideration' at to-I
morrow's meeting of the-rive del
egations, which constitute ...the
armament committee of the whole
but the greater, attention is-' ex
pected, to, center on. land arma
ment In view of the imminence
of M.- drland's departure for
France. It Is the preservation ot
her army, with the moral hacking
of the principal powers, that most
Interests France 'at' present and
-It Is known M.: Briand would he
pleased, to take back to France
a formal conference endorsement
of the position he has ' taken
against material reduction.
Hughes Consults Advisors
Whether the other delegations
will - be r willing to . go so. far .as
to take formal action of that char
acter. ; Is oncertaln, although it
Is taken for ; granted that at to
morrow's meeting there will be
, many;. general, expressions . of., apr
preoiatlon for the reasons wnicn
imhar. France, to maintain the
largest army.
Land, naval and Far Eastern
Questions -werte talked ovter hy
; KAcretarv Hughes today with the
American advisory , committee' ot
;21, and after he had presented a
. reoort sub-committees were in
structed to prepare reports for
thA American delegates on de
tails. The submarine issue raised
5 tvr Great Britain will be one
(Cqntinued on page 2)
This is goat story No. 2.
and like all real interesting
stories, there is a happy end
The, ; goat that floated
down the raging Willamette
on a leg Monday and held on
after being capsized at the
MarionfPolk - county bridge,
and again at the Southern
Pacific bridge when the goat
-. and the log almost parted
company, reaped the reward
of perseverance.
Last Monday Captain A. J.
Spong and some friends were
sitting on tne porcn ai i"f
, captain's home at Spong's
Some" one of -the -party
called the captain's attention
to a log floating down the
river and what appeared to
h . rider. He. was Incredu
lous at first, but 'upon' close
examinationit proved to be
. rat nr and a real rider.-
The captain at once got
ont his boat, wenr to the res
cue, and now the goat Is en-4
Joying me. not on me b'j .
wtar of the Willamette, but
. In a barn at the iSpong home j
at Spong's lanaing.
Affair for Minister to Sum to
be SlagetTat Mariori Hbt
in December
. A ".dinner for Oregon newspa
permen in honor of E. E. Brodie
pnblisber of the Oregon ICty j f!n-
Editorial association, former pres-
ment or the State Editorial asso
ciation, and who has been I ap
pointed, minister to Slam, will be
given at the Marion hotel at a
date during the first week In De
cember. ! I
This was announced last night
by Elbert Bede of Cottage Grove,
president, of the, State Editorial
association, who with G. Lansing
Hurd, . businessi. manager of the in Razntfn.T!ma I. mat-.
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Mr. Brodie , will leave Decem
ber 10 for Slam- M
Fred Curl is Victim Unyer:
ified Report Says Entire
Family Drowned
ALBANY. Ore.. Nor. 22. h At
least one life was lost and an un
verified report of the drowing of
an entire family baa reached here
ft0. f gjfJJ;
trom a wall . of water that
Bwept down the 8treamt OTerfuow.
Ug tne ioWiandg for a dutante of
more than six miles.
Curl was the victim.
fell (roni PacIflc .Wgttway
bridge Sunday night at Jefferson
When fie stepped on a loose plank
WhUe workinr with a Southern Pa-
clflc crew clearing trees from tho
railroad bridge nearby. His body
was found by a searching party
at 9:30 this morning in a field.
Curl was the son of Cal Curt,
He Biding four miles from Albany
was IS years old. , , j ! ,
Livestock losses along the San'
tiam have been heavy, according
to reports received here,
Members of .Atchison
peka Si Santa Fee Staff
Killed in Accident
PHOENIX. Arix.. Nev. 22.
Wj H Oliver -of Los Angeles-, as
sistant to the chief engineer of the
toast lines of -th Atchisonj To-
peka & Santa Fe railway, ! and
four divisions ot that railway
were killed when a motor Inspec
tion car overturned three miles
north of WIckenburg, Arir.,
miles nortnwest or here
In addition to those killed sev
eral persons were Injured, some
of them seriously.
The others dead are
William Mathie. of Winstow
Ariz., division superintendent.
H. C Storey, Prescott, Ariz
assistant division superintendent
, William Bowman, of Wieken
uui, i uauiuaoici ui luo a tvovvs.
Phoenix district I i
J. A. Jaeger, assistant division
The accident happened, accord
ing to those on hoard the Car, as
the car was rounding a curve. An
axle on the front truck broke
they said, and the car plunged
down an eight-foot embankment
turning over at least once ;
The tour division officials
were instantly killed but Mr. Ol
iver aiea iaier on me tram mai
was bringing the dead and injur
ed to this city.
Jury in Osborne Case
Unable to Reach Verdic
SEATTLE, Nov. '22. A jury
trying the case v of. Mrs. Ivii Os-
born, charged with manslahgh
ter in connection with' the 'death
bf the 9-months old adopted
daughter, after deliberating; five
hours in superior court here; .to
day, failed to reach a verdict land
asked to . be discharged. it was
explained that the -jury seemed
deadlocked,' -standing 9 to 3.
Judge Calvin S. Hall,, however,
ordered A urther; deliberation I and
the . jury still was closeted jlate
tonight. j I
Mrs. Osborn was alleged to have
struck and otnerwise mistreated
the baby. Inflicting injuries that
resulted In death. I
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Detective is Barred from
Giving Testimony in Ar
buckle's Trial
Comedian Am'USed : When
Drawings of His Fin
gerprints Are- Shown
The prosecution - closed ' its Case
late today In the 1 manslaughter
trial of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle,
after reserving the right to. In
troduce further testimony torn or
row. , Gavin McNab, chief counsel
for the defense, made the open
ing statement for Arbuckle.
The state has failed miserably
to prove us case, he said.
This line ot argument was ruled
out by the court and he was in
structed to "state what he in
tended to' prove."
lectlve Barred ,
We will prove that Arbuckle
Was not in the Hotel St. Francis
room more than, 10 minutes with
Miss Virginia Rappe," he said.
Arbuckle Is accused of having
inflicted fatal injuries on Miss
Kappe a motion picture actress,
in his rooms in the hotel Septem
ber 5. " ! - 1 :
.George Glennon, house detect
ve of the St. Francis was 'the
first; witness ! called by the ! de
fense. The court ruled out Mc-
Nab's attempts to have the wit
ness detail a conversation he had
'with. Miss Rappe following I her
alleged injuries at Arbuckle's
hands. ,. rv
liquor Offered Chambermaid
Before the trial, the defence
announced that Glennon had
made a statement to the district
attorney in which he said that
Miss Rappe had exonerated ! Ar-1
. . .
Uiennon Was eXCUSea irom ineirnnrrPBn tnmnrrnw vlrtnallv nri.
stana iouowing ine court s rui-i
. Sk m 9 m . m . a
Kate Brennan, a chambermaid
at . the- St. Francis, followed Glen
non, and testified that she dusted
oft the two doors Introduced by
the prosecution - for:, fingerprint
evidence, some time after the fin
gerprints were supposed to have
been made by Arbuckle and Miss
Rappe. The defense endeavored
to prove through her that in' the
dusting process she rubbed ; out
the finger prints.
Arbuckle gave her a tip of
sz.50 ror cleaning his. room and
offered her some whiskey which
she refused, she said.
GnKt He Aril 'Vnfhlnn'
Mrs. Lois Harding Lancashire.
a guest at the hotel during' the
party in Arbuckle's rooms, said
she was near these rooms 'and
heard and saw nothing.
Mrs. Martha Hamilton, a train
ed nurse, followed Mrs. Lanca
shire on the stand and testified
that she attended Miss Rappe at
the Wakefield hospital where she
was taken from the hotel
Adjournment was taken at the
conclusion of her testimony
More general Interest was evi
denced in the trial today than on
any day since it began. Crowds
thronged the court room and. the
adjoining corridors. Other crowds
waited outside the court building
to obtain a glimpse of the prin
cipals of the trial.
Fingerprints Identified
Al Semnacher, manager : for
Miss Rappe, and Josephine Keza,
chambermaid at the St. Francis,
told of the party In the hotel in
which Mis Rappe is said to have
been fatally Injured. The last
prosecution witness today -was
Prof. E. O. Heinrich, consulting
criminologist' of the University of
California, who identified fingerprints-found
on two of the hotel
doors as those of Miss Rappe and
Arbuckle. The doors were then
brought into court and elaborate
photographic exemplars of the
fingerprints were produced by
Heinrcih. '.
Gavin McNab. chief counsel for
the defense, said In his opening
statement that the room in which
Arbuckle was alleged to haTe
locked himself and Miss Rappe at
.he time of the supposed attack,
'was open at all times. The win
dow' shades were up at all times
also, he said." and the Interior , of
the room was therefore in! full
view of other hotel guests
Arbuckle Amused
Following the statement an, ar
gument arose over, the testimony
of George Glennon,? hotel detec
(Continued on page 2)
Highway Conditions in State
Are Summarized by Department
Damage to the Pacific highway
south of Jefferson, caused by the
high water since Saturday, which
wa sfirst estimated by the state
highway department at from
$20,000 to $30,000 has now been
reduced in estimate to about
It has developed that no pave
ment has been injured, and that
the main damage was to two
ed. aggregating 546 feet in
length. In that district water
deSh of14 "f elt 6 TheTSaBetIam riv
er, which caused the flood, has
gone down more than 14 feet
since Monday morning.
Tho highway department yes
terday prepared the following
statement concerning damage to
WASHINGTON, . Nov. 22.
revision bill, and adjournment
certain today by the adoption
I agreement in he senate for a
I 5 o clock tomorrow.
Immediately after passage,
Resolution Adopted
A concurrent resolution w?s
adopted by the senate late today
to adjourn sfne die tomorrow
night after a vote Is taken on the
tax bill. The resolution now goes
to the house where it is expected
to be acted upon favorably.
The senate, in executive session
1 tonight endeavored to clean the
I slate of presidential nominations
and more than 200 were con
Other Matters Precluded
I Pinna fnr tho art lnnrnmnt nf
elude any action on pending reso
I Sr
lutions to order work on battle
ships stopped while the arms con
ferences is in session. Senator
Ten hours in bed every night
was recommended for school chil
dren by Elizabeth M Houner yes-
I terday morning in "address to
teachers attending the Marion
county Institute. It children
would attend fewer movies and
go to bed earlier; they would net
come to school the next day tired
out, she said.
Dirty hands also came In for
condemnation. Miss Hopper claim
ed that fully 75 per cent of con
tagious diseases are spread by un
clean hands. Ideal conditions of
living would control 20 per cent
of diseases, she said, and then 0
per cent could be cared for pro
perly by proper instruction in ths
Utah Commended
Miss Hopper commended Utah
for having the most practical
Some time today the bailiff In
local justice court may announce:
"Hear ye! Hear ye! The court
will now resume hearing of the
case of Rosa Battalion against
George Matten."
"Yes, your Honor, here Is ex
hibit A, and here is exhibit A's
nursing bottle and here is exhibit
A's nurse."
And exhibit A, a smimling, sunny-haired
baby boj of about 11
months may be placed in the
cage or whatever receptacle Is re
served for exhibits.
For Rosa Battalion, a young
woman has taken into court the
child t that was -born out of wed
lock and has essayed local efforts
to obtain -financial assistance front
George Matten in providing for
the -care of tho youngster. Mfss
Battalion declares Matten is the
father of the child. - f
. . Matten; , who Is a blond-haired
young chap of likable demeanor,
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the state highway system by the
East Side Pacific Highway
Pavememnt and drainage in ex
cellent condition from Portland to
Jefferson- The Pacific highway at
Jefferson is closed to traffic ana
will not be thrown open before
Friday morning. Two bents
slightly sunken on south approach
of Moialla bridge; damage about
South of Jefferson. Santiam
river overflowed a district approx
imately three-quarters of a mile
in width and covered about the
same length of highway. The
pavement throughout this distance
is- without damage excepting on
two bridges which are a complete
(Continued on page 2)
Final enactment of the tax
sine die tomorrow was made
of the unanimous consent
vote on the revenue measure by
the bill will be sent to the
King, Democrat, Utah, today
sought to obtain committee action
on his resolutions to this effect
and was promised by Senator Pago
Republican Vermont, chairman,
that a poll of the committee wostd
be taken to determine whether the
question had been taken up. Re-;
publican leaders declared an ad
verse decision was certain.
The only important section to
be put Into force immediately is
that relating to the income tax,
the other changes going int6 ef
fect January 1. The present sur
tax rates will be continued for
this year, reductions going into
effect next year and being reflect-
(Continued on page 2)
1 school health law. In which the
teacher as well as the pupil must
undergo an anuual physical ex
Speaking of general health
conditions of children, Mirs Hop
per claimed that the percentage
of children under weight is mucn
larger in the rural districts than
in the cities. If proper attention
were given, to the health, habits
and hygiene of school chlldre 1,
there would result happiness fo
all, Miss Hopper said.
Speaking on the "Political Aims
of Education." Dr. E- O. Sisson
said that American schools sliould
teach children to think for tJ em
selves, claiming that the making
of an American is of greater im
portance than the building of a
(Continued on pae 2)
denies the charge, although ad
mittinfr acquaintance with Miss
All persons in the courtroom
were compelled to smile yesterday
afternoon when the question of
the. disposal of Exhibit A was
Irought up by Attorney L. H.'Mc
Mahan, representing the plaintiff.
Judge Unruh had just announced
that the court would adjourn un
til Wednesday at which time. Miss
Battalion's physician who had
been suddenly summoned on a
case, could appear in court.
"If the court please, I am wlll
iJlg to admit entry of the baby as
exhibit A, and recommend that it
be taken care of by the court
stenographer," was jestingly sug
gested ly Attorney Walter Keyes,
who appeared as counsel for Mat
ten. L"- ' ' '? t .
Mrs. Emma M. Brown, stenog-
(Continued on page 6)
Former Salem Man Says He
Tried to Protect His
Mistatement to Government
Agent Also Conceded on
Witness Stand
PORTLAND. Or., Nov. 22.
was p desire to protect his Salem
friends from the government land
office that led John W. Todd to lie
to a federal agent who visiteil Sa
lem, according to Todd's testi
mony this morning in his trial
before a federal Jury on the
charge of using the mails to de
fraud. Todd explained from the stand
that CarloB L. Byron; with whom
he is jointly indicted, had told him
that If the ' government land of
fice ugent found out when those
valuable irncts were, they would
use the information and Tot'd sam
!ie understood that the Salem peo
ple who had contracts for the land
would suffer,.
Todd, therefore, told the agenl
he had no contract with Byron,
!ha' he was only interested with
him 111 an oil deal pertaining and
that he had never received any
money from Byron for all the
contracts h3 had sold for him to
Salem people a:ul never would re
ceive any. money from htm.
Court Jaetions Todd.
"Why dW you worry about
these locations You had de
stroyed the; book containing the
description the day before hadn't
you?" interrupted Federal Judge
Bean. i
"Yes, they were burned the day
before at the request of Byron."
Throughout the entire morn
ing narration, Todd blamed By
ron. Always, no, Todd, was the
mouthpiece ot Byron in whatever
vas said to Salem people, and
lodd did whan Byron told him to
do, such as to reassuring the Sa
lem people as to Byron's indict
ments and prosecuting and say
ing nothing to the government
agent. ;
He admitted having told his
stenographer, Miss Wheeler, to
tell the government agent he was
out of the city, but he said he did
this to give himself time to con
sult with Byron and with legal ad
vice. AttOrpey Winslow of Salem
has already testified as to this. .
Sum of $300 Received
Only $300 was received by Todd
from Byron, now a fugitive from
justice, in payment for Todd's al
most untiring efforts in Interest:
ing more than 100 Salem resi
dents in turning over $500 for
timber contracts' which have
ntver been fulfilled, according to
Todd's story.
"Byron said to me one day.
Todd recited, "Now, Todd, you'ie
not in this thing for your health.
I'm going to give you $100 for
each contract when the parties
have filed on their claims.
The $300 received was for caus
ing Darrell Procter, Lloyd Lee
and E. E. Bergman to locate
through Byron. Todd claimed
Todd claimed. Time after timo
Byron would telephone Todd Irom
Portland with the announcement
that he had carefully checked
over his af-counte and had found
"just two or three morj claims
that could he contracted for, and
each time Todd would tell him
to come down and perhaps they
could find purchasers for them
Close Friends Favored
"I only appraoched those whom
I thought the most of and wanted
to benefit by this good tmng,
Todd declared. E. E. Brgmen
one of the few friends of Todd
to receive a claim, was entirely
financed by Todd in th projoct
Byron was ; to find a purchaser
immediately for Bergman's rliim
but up to date none has been
forthcoming, so Todd has never
been reimbursed.
When the ?100 financial ar
rangement was made, Todd said
he asked Byron if there was any
thing about the deal ' that couid
possibly get him in queer any
where." and he was assured corn
Dletely by ! tho bland Byron on
this score. ! More than 140 con
tract3 were; sold.
MONTREAL. Nov. 22. The
Canadian Export Paper company
today denied that the price of
news print paper sold under con
tract for the first quarter of 1922
will be $75 a ton. a reduction
of ?5S
Bill Brown of Pittsburg Put in
His Place When Shriners
Storm City Hall
PORTLAND. Ore.. Nov. 22.
Mayor George Baker was tempor
arily deposed and Chief of Police
Jenkins along with Fire ' Chief
Young were for a time suspended
when members of the ijmperiol
party of Shriners, led by Ernest A.
Cutts, imperial potentate, stormed
the council chambers this morn
ing and installed W. S. "Sill
Brown of Pittsburgh as assistant
mayor of Portland.
"The first official act of the as
sistant mayor is to commend May
or Baker for retiring before he
was fired," said Mayor Brown in
the staged burelsque show, which
kept visitors in continual uproar,
The show was part of the en
tertainment staged by Illustrious
Potentate Grant, Mayor Baker
and W. J. Hofmann, chairman of
the entertainment committee of
Al Kader temple, designed to
make the two-day stay of the visi
tors pleasant.
Bifilding Owned by Salem
Club, Together With
Boats, is Gone
Here is a real hard luck story.
The canoe house of the Salem
Canoe club, and quite a number
of canoes that had been stored in
the house for the winter, have all
disappeared. ,
The house has been' safely
moored for several years just Safe
ot the Spauldlng ; mill, but the
heavy rush of waters from 'Mill
creek and the general high water
loosened the foundations of the
building. ' j "
And1 then If gradually" rose and
floated away. The last seen ; of
the canoe house was , when It
passed the Southern Pacific, bridge
on Its way toward Portland.
If anyone down the river hap
pen to see a nice-looking house
on its way to the sea, members
of the Salem Canoe club would
ike to know whether it had been
anchored before it attempted to
make the falls at Oregon City.
Juries Are Summoned in
Case of Roy Gardner
PHOENIX. Ariz., Nov. 22
Both grand and trial Juries have
been ordered to report to the
United States district court here
tomorrow morning to consider the
case of Roy Gardner, escaped con
victed mail robber, who was cap
tured here one week ago tonight
by Herman F. Inderlied, a rail
way mail clerk. Gardner was at
tempting to rob a mail car at the
Atchison, Topeka ft Santa Fe
railway station here when he was
James W. Rix, alias A. W.
al auto thief, wanted on three separate charges,iwas last
night arrested at San Diego, Cal., upon information by Vcr
den Mofl'it. r-, . I
In April Rlx sold a Dodge car
to O. A. Chase. 1294 South Thir
teenth street, for $800. Shortly
afterwards local police ascer
tained through its stolen Wash
ington plates that the machine
had been in the hands of Can
adian thieves. Despite a clever
alteration of the engine number
the car was identified as being
the property of a Vancouver, B.
C, garage.
Upon learning of the car's his
tory, Mr. Chase co-operated' with
Canadian officers in returning
it to its rightful owners. Canadi
an officers and representatives of
the Burns International agency
were in this city late in April, but
all efforts to locate Rix failed
at that time.
Recently Chief Moffitt obtain
ed information that Rix was in
Tia Juana, Mexico. Upon : learn
ing that Rix ventured across the
border on occasional visits to San
Diego friends, the Salem officer
Jefferson Family Spends j
Night in Tree and Other
from Death Reported.
Portland Partially Released
from Grip of. Damaging
Silver Thaw
; PORTLAND. Or., Nov. 22.
Under the influence 7 of j
warmer weather and a partial '
cessation of the heavy rains
which, have fallen through-1
out western Oregon and
Washington since last Friday,
conditions , today .were; ;. im
proved, according to reports :
received, here. . ..
The heavy- mantle of ice (
which covered the Columbia
highway and points eastward (
was rapidly melting with the
rise in temperature and the
Willamette river at Eugene,'
Albany and Salem was falling
after having received a delurc
of waters from swollen tribu-!
In Portland the .Willamette 1
river continued to'rise slowly,!
but" extreme flood conditions'
were not expected unless fur.
ther heavy rAins should fall
Tonight, the rain had ceased
Street car service has bees;
restored almost to normaL bui
telephone service V is badly
damaged with 11,600 connec
tions reported useless as a re.
suit of fallen poles and wires.
The Upper Columbia river Aiaj
trict still remained cut off tonight
with railroads making no predict
uons as 10 wnen service will be
restored. . , , , V i i
Trains Still Marooned.
Between Portland and The
Dalles on either side the Columbia'
river and from both directions ro-l
tary plows .today were bucklnr
ice and snow drifts and workmen
were tolling to clear the tracks of
the - Union Pacific and the Spoi
kane, Portland & Seattle railway
in order to . release trains whlct
had been marooned, for days and
to rescue toe 'passengers' frpm'nn
trains. These'trains were at TJrll
dal Veil and CelUo on the Oregor
side ot the Columbia rlverVand
Cooks and Lyle on ttie Washingloi
side. ; :'i ' C 5-"; J
After - arrangements" had ' beer
made-to carry the passengers fron
two storm-bound trains at Cook-;
(Continued on page 2)
Mclntyre. allecred internation
asked San Diego officers to awal
Rlx's next visit - - ' )
According to a' telegram ft
celved last night, Rix was finals
apprehended by Chief of ; Tollc
James Patrick of San piego an
Is being held nntil arrangement'
can be made for his removal "t(
this city where he will face i
grand larceny charge, n.
In addition to the local charr
Rix must also face a feder
charge under the Dyer act rel;
tive to bringing a stolen car froi
one state to another. After th;
Is disposed of he will face th
nfost serious charge, which a',
leges violation ot the Dominio
auto theft act. ; : , ' 1
Information from Canada Ind
cates that Rix method ot prt
cedure has been to secure a in;
chine from a "for-hire" agenr
and then to disappear with th
car, disposing of it and then rt
peating the process In anottsc