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SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9; 1923
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Troops Respond Quickly Af-
I ter First Rumble of Earth
; quake; Symbolize . Saving
; BY ARMED GUARDS
Refugees Seek Country Dis-
1 tricts to Await Recon-
i struction Work
PEKING, Sept. 7. (By the As
sociated Press) Semi-official dis
patches from Japan state tbat es
timates of Saturday's earthquake
death toll are being ' revised
downward. Wireless , messages
from the British warship Dispatch,
now in Yokohama harbor, assert
that only 70 foreigners were kill
ed in that city, none in Tokio. and
. three-. in Hakone., ' .
The Osakf Ahahl declares tbat
the Tokio relief organization now
'estimates that 35,000 were killed
to Tokio and 140,009 injured. The
metropolitan police, however, hare
not revised their estimate placing
.the Tokio dead at 10.000 and the
injured at 100,000, the" Yoko
hama dead at 30,000 to 40,000
and the injured at 140.000.
- The Japanese legation here was
Informed . today, that the cable
communication from Japan, had
been restored 'also the domestic
radio communication from Tokio.
? Millions Labor
LONDON, Sept. 8. (By the
-Assocated Press) -Within a ring
of bayonets extending around the
gigantic shambles where a week
'ago Tokio and Yokohama were in
flames, teeming millions of Jap
anese are feverishly laboring, pll
"ing op the dead, clearing away the
Vuins and building i temporary
structures to house the homeless
.thousands who are encamped like
great armies in tents in the
streets and plazas where the cities
.stood. This 'ring of bayonets,
.backed by Japanese soldiers sym
lollzes the power that saved Ja
pan after earthquake, flood and
Jfire had laid waste one of the rich
est and most thickly settled sec-
lions of the island empire and
the district where nearly all the
foreigners in the country live. J f
? When every- other. Instrument
of law and order seem Annihilated,
with the new cabinet only In the
process of taking office, the Jap
jpanese government still had Its
,' Army Ready
' The army had its own telephone
. and its own commjsariat ready for
earthquakes, for, in a land of rum
bling volcanoes nightly, fires and
earthquakes weekly and disastrous
.typhoons every- year, horror is
never far away. Immediately af
ter the first great1 shock a week
ago, long lines of khaki-clad
troops marched toward the strick
en district from ' Jhe barracks
Which top many of Tokio's hills
and knolls and provincial divis
ions were ordered, to the district
'around the capltoi. In the open
spaces about the Imperial palace
and in the HIbiJa, Ueno and Asa
Icusa parks, according to dispatch
es received in Londo , the troops
stacked arms and took up the
'work of fighting the fire by pull
ing down by hundreds flimsy
"bouses built of paper and wood
t (Continued on page 8) '
OREGON Sunday fair and
cooler; moderate ,s . westerly
winds. , , -
Maximum temperature, 82.
, : IT .CONVENT!
George Griffith Elected Vice Commander o
Legion Mrs. Dorris Named Auxiliary
President Mrs, Stewart National Commit-
v tee Woman- Portland Next Meeting Place
SEASIDE, Ore Sept. 8.
selection of Portland as the
ing. and the awarding of. prizes in a bathing: girls' contest
the American Legion for Oregon closed its. convention here
today. J? red iu. Jiiddle of Island City was chosen state com
mander: George Griffith of Salem, vice commander: Prescott
Cookingham of Portland, finance) officer and Frank James of
Dallas, chaplain. The two last
N. Nelson of Dallas will be reappointed adjutant, it was an
nounced. E. E. Stewart of Roseburg was elected nationa
executive committeeman, defeating James J. Grossley of
Portland. This was the only heated contest of the election.
Delphia Lee and S. P. Lee
on Rocks at Foot of Cliffs ;
Near Los Angeles
.LOS ANGELES. Sept. 8. The
United ' STktes destroyers S. P.
See and Delhi were hard aground
late tonight with the mine sweep
er Parleyedge and the V. S. S.
Melville standing : by, according
to a message J received by the
United States submarine base at
Los Angeles harbor.
The destroyers were participat
ing in maneuvers of squadron 32,
to which they were attached and
which ' also included the Reno,
which was active in rescuing pas
sengers and members of the c.w
of the Cuba -which went on the
rocks on San Miguel Island to
day. . .
SALINAS, CaL Sept. S. Spe
clal trains are being rushed to
Lompoc,' near whichi' place two
United States destroyers are re
ported aground ; tonight ' by the
Southern . Pacific company. : AH
trains of the company passing
Lompoc have been ordered to stop
to tarnish aid if It. Is needed.
The destroyers are said to hive
gone aground at 9:30 o'clock at
the foot of? high cliffs which is
hampering the work of rescuers.
Immediate Relief of Survi
vors to Be Fast Work s
. - of Nation 1 ' .
HONOLULU, Sept 8. (By As
sociated PressO-Tokio ; will re
main the capital of Japan despite
the disaster Xh&t has visited that
city according to a statement to
day by Premier Yamamoto and
Viscount Goto, minister of home
affairs, received Ty the Hawai
Shinpo from its Tokio correspon-
dent. - , . , . . . ,
"We must unite and rebuild,"
said tho statement. ' A brave na
tion must always be brave. It
must be braver in hardships than
in ease, j Therefore it li oar earn
est desire that the whole nation
unite to do everything in its po
wer to : rush rehabilitation.
The correspondent said;
"At a meeting of the cabinet,
was decided that the . first ef.
fort mast be immediate relief of
sarvfrors especially the Injured.
Second, bodies must be disposed
of. Third, must be rehabilita
TO O W HI M
With election of of ficers, the
place for holding the 1924 meet
named were re-elected. Harry
In ? the :- bathing girlsv contest
Miss Laura Osterlund of Silverton
won first prise. Miss .Myrtle Gun
dry of Hood River second, and
Miss Lura Robinson of Oregon
City third, '-.J V , ' :; , ;
A mar d I gras tonight brought
the f estiTities to a close. ,
Mrs. E. B. Dorris of Eugene
was elected state commander of
the American Legion auxiliary at
the final sessions of the depart
meat conv&ntion. . Mrg. Rena
Palmer of LaGrande was ( cbosea
vice commander;. Mrsv J( W;31cln
turf f, of Marshfield, secretary;
Mrs. Effie Mae Newton of Mo-
Minnville, treasurer, and , Mrs
Nan - Warner of - Cottage Grove,
historian.;-: s. X. r.., J L
Mrs. E. B. Stewart of Rose-
burg, retiring state commander,
was elected national committee
woman. . : v f , "
Between $300 and $500
Is Relief Slogan i
.The Salvation army kettles that
were placed on the street corners
of the city for the purpose of col
lecting funds for relief of the
earthquake sufferers In Japan
netted something over $80. This
is considered good when it i re
membered that' so many people
are out of town in the hop fields.
Every day : brings word -to the
local workers of the Salvation
army that the need is becoming
greater on account of the sickness
that usually follows JnHhe wake
of any calamity of the kind that
visited the unfortunate people of
Japan. Captain Holbrook, who
commands the local work" for the
Salvation array, says that If the
people only knew just what the
Salvation army can and "Will do
with the amount of money that is
given to the army to work with
that the donations would come in
much faster than they are. Cap
tain Holbrook appeals to the peo
ple of Salem to send in a much
as can be , spared to ' him or the
fund of the Salvation army, Allen
treasurer of the Japanese relief
Kafoury of Kafoury 1 Brothers.
The Salvation army headquarters
asked if it were possible to try
to raise between $300 and $500.
This money to be used for Japan
ese relief only. -?
Send a dollar is the plan that
la hoped to follow and if a dollar
is spared this fund will soon be
-This fund will not close for a
few days. v '
Ladies of the Invisible
Empire Dissolve in Oregon
. . ; '
The Ladies of the Invisible
Empire, as auxiliary for the Ku
Klux Klan, for Oregon filed no
tice of dissolution Saturday at the
offices of the state corporation
department. The resolutions state
that the organization has complet
ed the work for which It was or
SAYS S. E. LOWE
Says Bombardment Entirely
: Unnecessary Few Men
Might Have Occupied
Greece Sends Ultimatum to
Albania Demanding Men
ATHENS, Sept. 3.- (By the As
soci&ted Press.) The Italian
minister to Greece, Slgnor JIcc
tagna, called at the American le
gation to protest against decor
ations attributed to Col. Stephen
E. Lowe, head of the Near Lac.
relief.' regarding the recent bom
bardment of Corfu by the. Italian
In reply to Signor Montagna s
protest Colonel Lowe asked' that
copy of his report be transmit
ted to the Italian minister, f
In his report, in summing up,
Colonel Lowe says:
''From my personal observation
of events and. from the facts stated
it would appear that the bombard
ment was entirely unnecessiry
One officer with a handful Of men
could nave accomplished the oc
cupation' without firing a ' single
shot. Nothing could Justify the
firing of practically all the shots
at a building which they knew
was occupied not. by anything of
a military nature, but by defense
ROME, Sept. 8. (By the As
sociated Press.) Italy accepts the
terms of the council of ambassa
dors to vacate Corfu and adjacent
island when Greece has satisfied
Italy's demands for reparations.
A semi-official statement says
the government will consider its
demands satisfied as soon as
Greece carries out the demands
of the council of ambassadors,
which are substantially the same
as those Italy forwarded to
Greece. ' ' i..
Premier Mussolini has sent t.)
the Italian ambassador in Paris,
Baronr Avezzano, ' the following
"Please notify the council .f
ambassadors that the royal : gov
ernment has taken cognizance of
the note which the council; has
Addressed to Greece and that it
adopts it, reaffirming Italy's pro
posal to evacuate Corfu and ad
jacent islands as soon as Greece
has made full and definite execu
tion of all reparations demanded
ROME, i Sept. 8. ' Greece has
sent an ultimatum to Albania de
mandlng the delivery within fvo
days of those responsible for the
murder ofthe Italian mipsion, ac
cording to Greek newspapers.
Alaskan . Education Plans
Announced in Washington
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. As a
direct result of the trip of the
late "President Harding to Alas
ka, a reorganization of the activi
ties of the bureau of education for
the benefit of native Indians and
Eskimos was announced today by
Commissioner John J- Tigert. ,
The first step was the transfer
of W .T. Lopp. superintendent of
education of the natives of Alas
ka with headquarters at Seattle,
to Anchorage, Alaska, where he
will . maintain direct supervision
over the school, medical and 'rein-
fleer service among the natives.
At-the same time Jonathan f II.
Wagner of Las Vegas, N. M., was
appointed chief of the Alaska di
vision of education taking over
the Seattle office vacated by Mr,
Lopp. He will be responsible for
the purchase and disbursement of
supplies at the bureau at Seattle.
Mr. Wagner has been president of
the New Mexican Normal.
WORKS 72 YEARS
PART IN MEET
Columbus Member . 88 Years
. Old Takes Part in Al
COLUMBUS. O.. Sept. 8. An
88-year-old woman. Mrs. Mary A.
Rinebart of Col am bus, : for 78
years an active worker In the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Un
ion, was a conspicuous figure in
the "march for allegiance" pa
rade feature event on today's pro
gram of the national convention of
the WCTU. More than 4000 wo
'Rev. Daniel. P. Rittenbouse
pastor of the. First Baptist church
speaking last , night, challenged
the WCTU to take up the fight
against the traffic in tobacco.
No organization is so well
qualified as this one to begin the
hext great fight, -that against 'to
bacco Rer. Dr. Ritten hoase de
clared. "The goal must-be legis
lative enactment that will protect
the nation against the poison that
is akin to the poison of alcohol."
IRISH FREE STATE
World Council Ends Busy
? Week With Italian-Greek
, GENEVA. Sept. 8. (By the
Associated Press) An impressive
demonstration of ' welcome and
friendship for the Irish Free State
featured this evening's meeting of
the league of nations when, by the
unanimous vote of the membership
commission, ireiaua wuj recom
mended for admission. On Mon
day she will become a formal part
of the league by the action of the
assembly. . ' r P" '.
There, was a warm feeling to
night in the hearts of the Irish
delegation. President William T.
Cosgrave and Desmond Fitzgerald,
foreign minister and all the oth
ers, for many nations joined In a
spontaneous manifestation of good
will and best wishes for Ireland
and her future prosperity and hap
piness. England, France,. , China,
Persia and the spokesmen for oth
er lands participated in the dem
onstration of friendliness.
Thus the most palpitating week
In the history of the League of na
tions closes with general rejoicing
that the Greco-Italian crisis offers
good prospects of settlement be
cause of the cooperative activities
of the council of the league, but
with the conviction among the
delegates generally that the ques
tion of the league's competency to
act directly in such a crisis must
be settled once and for all.
GOAL IWETI SIGN
Wage ' Contract to Cover
Period of Two .Years
' Must Be Ratified
IIARRISBURQ. Pa., Sept. 8.
(By the Associated "Press.) Rep
rsntativs of anthracite operators
and miners tonight agreed upon
the terms of a proposed new two
year wage contract The union
scale committee Immediately ap
proved the agreement and fixed
September 17 as the date for a
tri-district convention at Scran
ton, at which it will he subltted
for ratification , by the .miners. 1
Favorable action by the tri
district convention, union officials
said would result in a re-opening
of the mines, closed under sus
pension orders slnce September J.
On September, 19 the new contract
will be signed by representattr s
of the miners and operators In
Harrlsburg. hut the anion leaders
said It would-not be necessary to
await the formal slrnlng: to re
sume work. ' '
i- ; . .
American Ambassador and
Mrs- Woods Reoorted
Miccinrt Aftop FflrthmifltA
WllSSing Alter tannquaKe
n n ... . .
AT .LOSS TO EXPLAIN
Few Of Iniured Escaped Says
MUiiiiidi riiiuciavn ui
osakaVja shanghai, Sept.
y. (uy Associatea .tress. j a
a . . ... w a
report is current here that the
American ambassador, Cyrus E.
woods and Mrs. woods have lost
their lives at Tokio. The rumor
office announcement. Owing to :
the. disruption of communication.
facilities it had been impossible!
to clarify the report.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 State
department officials are at a loss
to explain the reported death of
Ambassador Woods in Japan, in
f t be light of several messages re
ceived from Japan since the earth'
quake and signed in Mr. Wood's
name. The first message reach
ed here Wednesday and reported
conditions in Tokio . and appealed
for aid. Other messages were re
ceived Thursday' and the depart
ment has been presumably in com
munication with the American
ambassidor since then.
' Americans Lost
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. A 60
mile gale from the sea followed
tho first miaVe In Janan and fan'
ned the flames so that few of the
injured escaped. Admiral Ander
son, commander of - the Asiatic
fleet, said, in a message received
here tonight by the navy depart
ment. Those who escaped were
driven into the bay, he said, and
many perished there. He named
16 Americans who were killed in
Yokohama, most of women pre
viously had been reported dead.
Admiral Anderson listed the
f ollowine Americans as dead i n
Mrs. Charles Reich, Mr. and
Mrs. Kirjasoff, Mr. and Mrs
Zembsch and Mr. and Mrs. Lam
pine and child, Mrs. 'Albert Man-
dell and son, Connon and Coclia,
naval hospital men
was dated at 10:45 o'clock- to
night. Admiral Anderson early
today reported the arrivals of his
flagship the Huron at Yokohama
Others reported dead were Mrs.
Purington and two children and
Captain Mitchell McDonald.
TOKIO, . Sept.6. (Via Osaka,
Asahi) by Associated Press.
The wedding ot Prince Regent
Hirohita and Princess Nagako,
which was ta have taken place
in November may be postponed ia
definitely as th result of the
earthquake and its accompanying
misfortunes, It has been. learned.
The projected naval maneuvers
have been cancelled. The com
bined Japanese fleet led by the
flagship Nagato arrived at. Yoko
hama today and the first, second
and third fleets
toward (that city.
Tokio banks are making pay
ments of less thn 100 yen, but re
serving the right to moratorium
of ten - days on all demands of
more than 100 yen.
Treasury Minister Inouye has
reDorted that his mansion has
been raided and that his wife is
missing. There is an unverified
rumor that uneasiness is felt at
the Funabashi : wireless station
and that protection for the sta
tion has been asked.
Under martial law which re-'
cently proclaimed, nonody Is per
mitted to be abroad after 9 o'clock
at night unless on official duty.
(Continued on pace 8)
Favors Universal Attendance at, Public Schools
by Legislation if Necessary Increased Im
migration Restrictions-Relief of Farmers hyt
Statutes. . f ' "
Portland, ore., Sept.
Mayor George L. Baker of
i-ajiumacy iui mc ivcpuuuutn uumiiuuoa ior. uniiea Duties
sefiator In maMng the announcement he states he will an-
i j a . .
i nounce his platform later and
cies he will represent in thejeampaign and in -the office if
elected In his nreliminarv snnonnocmpnt ri stnfon Iia fn v-
ors increased immigration restrictions, relief -"of farmers by
legislation to cheapen transportation, improve the system cf
credits, encourage cooperative enterprise among proaucerc,
improve conditions for veterans jof! the world war, universal
atten ,atJput,1 L3
Baker ; is. serving iiis second four-year term 'as mayor.
Previous to his election to that
mm aw n v m . r i v m in n
j iiiissiuuci tuiu mjf wmiuuiwiMa uuouicsa jia,u&i;u
of theatre -owner and niaiaeer.
Sena tor. Charles ,L. McNary, of Salem, is .the incumbent,
j He announced himself a candidate for re-nomination icilov,
:.!,: -afnm frnm Wnshintrtni.
Score . ofi tTimberwarkers
"Walk Out of Silver Falls
SILVERTON, Or., Sept. 8.
(Special to the Statesman)
In response to the call from the
IWW headquarters, about 20 men
walked out at camp No. 10. of the
Silver Falls Timber company of
Silverton yesterday. M. C. Wood-
ard, president of the compay, left
tor the camp. He said he did not
look for other men to quit
ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. 8. The
first real effort of the strike call
ed a few days ago by the IWW
headquarters was felt, in Clatsop
county today when practically the
entire crews at the Eastern &
Western Lumber company's two
camps and the creWs at Chester
and Fisher camp, both in the Lew
is and Clark river district, walked
out. The employes at the Chester
and Fisher camp returned to work
again later but those at the East
ern &. "Western camps came to town
and all logging operations were
shut down. The Lewis and Clark
riTer district were operating to
day but a number of their men
came in this evening.
A few men left the Tidewater
camp in the Klaskanle river today
but aside from that the Lewis and
Clark river section appears to be
the only one in the lower Colum
bia river district where the strike
is effective. , r 1
President Takes Second Trip
Down Potomac in Mayflower
WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. Pres
ident Coolidge made his second
trip down the Potomac today on
the presidential yacht Mayflower.
Ma was accomoanied by Mrs.
Coolidge. his sons. John and Cal
vin Jr., and his two secretar-cs,
T. C. Slemn and Edward T. Clark.
and DWjgnt . W. Morrow, a mem
ber of the firm of J. P. Morgan
Jk no., who was a classmate of
the executive at Amherst college
Mr. Morrow is chairman of the
New York Red Cross on Japanese
Klamath Park Forest Fire
Drnte Connor! Rw Winrl
YREKA, Cal., Sept. 8. The
forest fire in the Klamath ' Na
tional forest has jumped the
grades near the Klamath river.
Fanned by a high wind. It Is
sweeping an area six miles wide.
Several ranches and resorts are In
the path of the flames an! 60
men are fighting the flames.
8. especial to The statesman.)
Portland today announced hte
will discuss Dubhcly the poli
by legislation if necessary and
office he served as city coin-
& rw mini n na a n n a ri iif i n . n r .
Red Cross Money Tiov c;
- Hand Cannot Be Used for
' ' -Japanese Relief
"All funds of Willamette chap
ter. American Red Cross, about
$3900, are needed tor local U :
and . It the Marlon-Polk county
quota of 110,050 for Japanese re
lief is raised it will have to be by
special campaign," H. W.
Meyers, chairman of the chapter,'
A special meeting of the execu
tive board was called by llr.
Meyers yesterday morning, but &3
there Were not sufficient mem
bers present to constitute a quor
um, no action was taken. An
other meeting has been set for
Tuesday at Red Cross headquart
ers on State street.
All of the $3900 has been ar
ranged for. to carry out the local
program during the comic "t .
months, Mr. Meyers eaid. ThL
money will he used exclusively
tor looking after ex-service men
or their families.
Mr. Meyers was surprised at
the action taken by the disaster
committee of the Red Cross In.
as lie said. paelng the buck to
the executive board." The board,
Mr. Meyers said, was. not sup
posed to act and functioned,
chiefly as an advisory board. The
disaster committee took the stand,
that national headquarters bai
sufficient funds on hand to give
whatever relief was needed in
Japan without calling upon local
chapters 'for an extra contribu
Pacific Mail Steamer, Cuba
Ashore Near Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 8. Tie
Pacific MalV liner Cuba, went
ashore at Point Bennett, on Fan
Miguel Island this morning, ac
cording to messages received at
United States submarine base at
Los Angeles harbor, l The de
stroyer Reno is believed to have
rescued moat of the passengers,
and according to messages is try
ing to pick up others. , .
: The following message was sent
to, Admiral Coonts of the United
States fleet from the Reno;
"Have located steamer Cuba
aground off ' Point Bennett and
San Miguel Island. Have anchor
ed and am sending landing par
ties ashore for remaining sur
vivors. - Cuba on rocks and ap
parently filling fast." -
MACON. Oa., Sept. . EI0-ht
persons have been arrested on
warrants issued on ! 29 different
accusations, in connection - with
he Investigation or the activities
of a flogging hand here during th
last year. ' . ' ,