i J t ! s FIRST SECTION ; Pages 1 to 8 SEVENTY-THIRD YEAR -w l in T p 7i nil Steamer President Jefferson Brings First Survivors From Japanese Earth j Quake Disaster District VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 15. ,( By" .the 'Associated Press ) .The steamer President Jefferson, car rying the first survivors of the Yokohama earthquake,warped In to its dock at Victoria, first port of call on the American 'continent, shortly after Ti30 o'clock tonight. Premier John'diver of British Columbia and a party represent ing the Canadian government, as well as representatives of ., the United States public health serr ' ice and officiate of the Admiral Oriental 'line,: operating the Jef ferson, boarded the ressef at quarantine.- ... . . i .,' . - . - , .Previously at the Canadian gov. j . tsrumeui , liuusoujw iwuuu v Wllllamshead;- i 3 3 ritfsb, .ad " Canadian passengers, a number of them suffering from broken arms and legs., bruises and shock, . and others destitute,1 had, been taken fromy the vessel to remain under the-" care pt the Canadian Red ; Cross as Jong .as: might be necessary. Doctors and - nurses met them at the station ' and es corted them to shore. . j ; . V Thirteen Nations The ' Jefferson carried 155 re fugees representing 13 nationali ties., To many of them the arriTal on American shores Iwas the occa sion of reunion with, friends and relatlres. To others it meant merely a long wait ''nntil things ' adjust themselves and we can get back' to' Japan." "'"T'r"'"'-"" r .The Jefferson, proceeding swift ly through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, hauled around Wllliamshead shortly after 5 o'clock. Then there was the long tedious wait at quarantine while Canadian and United States medical officers made careful examinations to de termine that therewere no cases of contagious illness aboard. . 4 tug boat loaded down with news papermen, barred ,by quarantine regulations from boarding the vessel tfntil pratique r had - been granted, hovered. by, and lively badinage passed back and forth between newspapermen and the passengers of the vessel. Alaskan Killed During Liquor Raid in Park FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Sept. 15. John Bernard, formerly con nected with the civil engineering department of the Alaska North ern railroad, was shot and killed during ev raid by federal officers on an alleged moonshiner's cabin in McKlnley National park yes terday. . ; -;v .: , !. s ,STBAMER AGROUND ? : SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. : 1 5. An unidentified steam schooner went aground late tonight off the Presidio here. A crew from the UnKed (States coast guard station, poly : naif a, mile distant, set out H ojjce to JingerjaJsJ.Z' ": . HU THE WEATHER , - . :5 : : i . f . OREOON: Fair Sunday, mod. erate northwesterly winds. LOCAL, WEATHER i .; I (Saturday) Maximum temperature, 79. , Minimum temperature. 1 9. Rainfall, none. River. 1-8 . ; .. .. ' AtmospheVe, clear ' . ; 'Wind, northwest. 1 OA r J pr )1I U li W-fl U fl i j n - - n BS12M213 NO T YET I Biggest Increase Allowed for Fire Department , penses , Coming Year- Special Committee Vet to Pass Judgment on Figures. An increase of approximately -723.51 over 1923 . is shown in the proposed Salem city oudget for 1924, accord ing tdfigures given Saturday by Marten Poulson, city record er. The estimate for the coming year drives the budget S21913u46,; but does not include the amount needed for bridges. The budget for 1923 allowed a total of $212489.95. 'The bridge allowance for 1923 was $3995. "The estimates have yet to be passed on by the council and the special cqm mittee of citizens. ' V i II TALK 111 Ml University of " Washington President : to - Address " ' Rotarians Soon Dr. Henry Susza!or . president of the University of Washington, has1 accepted' an invitation from the Salem Rotary club and "wilt address the local organization on the. "evening of October 31. Dr. Surzalo is, considered one of the most brilliant speakers in- (his country -and his services are in great' demand. -; i The address will be given at a dinner In 'the evenihgto whtCh all of ' the teachers, in' the Salem schools will, be invited.' At the meeting of the last National Edu cation association Dr. Suizalo's address was considered by ' many to be the finest given before the association and an almost , unani mous . attendance of Salem , teach ers is expected to hear the fam ous educator. : ; - 7 . Further ; plans for the meeting have not been arranged as other features were held up pending Dr. Surzalo's acceptance of the tenta tive date. George W. Hug and George Arbuckle are In charge of the program. CHECK SUSPECT Salem Police Last Night Ar rested 1 ' David Penwell, i Once Inmate of Prison ' Salem police believe that In the arrest last night of David Penwell, alias Roy McGee. who was paroled from the Oregon state prison In 1915 they headed off bad' check operations in Salem that it is thought were attempted yesterday. ; ;s Penwell appeared at the O. J. Schei store and attempted! to pass a check for S30. made out to one Burke and signed by one McDon ald. Mr. Schei was suspicious and notified 1 the police, who at once, got on Pen well's trail. They, got him last night. He was regis tered at the TBllgh. as Roy McGee of Portland, tile arrive in Salem early yesterday and intended to leave t '7:M last night.' , 1; "' Penwell Is believed to have passed : some " bad checks in Eu gene. He is said to have pur? chased a stove for $S and passed a check on the firm for $25.50. His term Jm. the state prison was for forgqry Penwell Is 36 years old. - . . - CAXDrDATE FOR REELECTION HELENA. Mont.. Sept. 15.- On the eve ofhis departure for Wash ington to resume his duties, Unit ed States Senator T, J, Walsh tor day announced his candidacy - tor SUMO WILL (liIR ARREST r-electIoa.r.':C ' . " - - The greatest increase asked is for the fire department for salar ies and maintenance. The budg et allowance of this department for" 1923; was 34,651. An ' in crease proposed In anmber of fire men is responsible ch)ef)y fqr Jthe Increase for 1924. which asks for $35,419. Salaries will take $81,- 744 of this! ' . . .;. Police salaries are estimated at $1500, the same as at present. One of the biggest - reductions is in the city and -auto park de partment, the : prososed estimate being. $35001 -C ffo s provision for iipproyements , in the; auto j park next year is allowed for. During the first six months of this year a total of $5538.62 was spent 9n parks, the auto camp receiving a little more than $4,000 of Uys amount. The budget allowance (or this period was $3590.75. ' ' Other departments . increasing their estimates for next year over 1923 are the city attorney and clerk, $2710 asked, with $2l6o on budget last year; incidentjal expenses of health offices,' $4r0 estimated against $350 last year; miscellaneous expenses in the en gineering and . surveying, $3200, an increase of $1000 over J.923. j( This to permit a survey for i a future. water site).' ..'-; : I For maintaining, public ,b,iild lngs, $1980 is sought against $2030 in 1923. This will take care of insurance. Public library expenses 'are estimated at $9120, an increase of nearly $1170 over the prevjous year. A total of $234 increase over the1 1923 budget of $16,766 Is asked for lighting tnn city. : Expenditures for $ 1 9 24 are estimated at ' $17,000. Public printing is expected to total $275, an Increase of f 25 oyer the pre vious budget. Incidental, expen ses of the city are estimated at $ 2 2 1 7.5 0, against a. budget al lowance" of $1395 -In 1923. : - Bond installments 'and Interest are expected to total $1S. 695. 03. The budget allowed ' $15,270.02 fori 192?, ? Redemption; of Im provement bonds are estimated at $620.S3. For X923 the budget called; for $4Q90.3..; Sweeping and cleaning the streets next year will amount" to$ $760. Tie budg et allowance for 1923 was $5000. Special sewer' and drainage fund estimates are 'given at $60,000. In 1 9 2 3 . the budget allowed $ 5 6 600 for this. ; During Ibe i first half of this year $39,909.68 of a $40.6,00 budget was spent. - Several departments are plan ning' o operate on, less" expenses in 5 192 4 than this year, pxpenses of the police department are esti mated at $1815. $15 less than the 1923 budget. For the first sis months of this 'year the depart men t spent $804r47 of Its allow ance of $915. The city Jail lean be maintained with $275, the same as this year.' Water supply and fire hydrants are estimated at f 5500with $550 allowed for the present year. "Expenditures during the first six months of this year were $2715,' about ; $100 un derthe ally yance. j A decrease in comfort station expenses of $135 is shown in the estimate of $953 ' Departments and, .their ; esti mates for 1924 which remain the same are city treasurer, $1000; street commissioner, '$1800; city ':TT(Cc3tIaaei pa aO 61- - SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING?" SEPTEMBER- 16, 1923 . , ' . ' n. KpJVl a Madrid Besume Normal With Formation of Direc torate toj Take Place of Alhucemas' Ministry POLITICAL LEADERS ' MEET I fj CAPITAL Formerj Premier Jn Madrid to See Turn of Events Will Take Hb Part MADRID, Sept. 15. (By the Associated Tress): With Captain 7 General Prlmo Rivera In control supported as he is by Kng Al- phonso, and with the formation of a directorate to take the place pf the Alhucemas ministry, the sit uation in the capital Js,; as far as outward appearances go, nor mal. General Prlmo Rivera, who engineered the military coun d'etat at Bar celopa, reached here today and proceeded at once , to h4 organixatioB-of tbrnew4M ministration. ! With the army be- hind htm. ha wi mo with n position. ' :. The courts reopened today, and the ' minister of justice and the president of the supreme court made speeches, in which they touched briefly upon the' necessity of' maintaining order.' ' ' " ' ' " Decree to be ilgned ;v i x . The king is expected to sign a decree Immediately dissolving the cortes. Prlmo Rivera conferred with the heads of the various governmental japrtmehts regard ing. tne carrying on of routine, service. , Another council of the military directorate was held this Admiral Aznar, minister of ma rine In the Alhucemas cabinet'.' an-, noun'ces that he, will comply with orders from Prinio Rivera. , Gen- .eral AlPuru, howeyer, with all the officials of the ministry of war, quit and left for Cordoba on their way to San Sebastion. ' A short time afterwards, members of the directorate took over the du ties of the war office. . Various political leaders have assembled here. Count v Raman- ones, the former premier Informed the Associated Press correspond ent that the first news r of the overthrow bf the Alhucemas gov ernment reached him in northern France and he decided to return Immediately to Spain and remain ai nis post as president or the sen ate. ; ' " " - - ' Attitude Explained "My attitude Is one of separa tion from the . present govern ment," he said, "but I believe it should not be made difficult lor them, so that God may enlighten their.minds and direct them In the regeneration of Spain." V Former -Premier Sancnm Guer ra explained that he had come to Madrid to be present at the new turn of , political events but that he would remain apart from the new government. He will go to San Sebastian shortly. : j - Mr. Riveness Passes Following Stroke f.londay ... 51LypRTON . JQr.. Sept. 15. (Special to The Statesman.) C. M. Riveness died at his home on Pine street Friday afternoon shortly if ter 3 o'clock. Mr. Rlre- ness suffered a stroke late Mon day. evening from .which lie never regained -consciousness., .Ha' was 70 years of age. Funeral ar rangements will not be made un til word Is . recelyedT from , child' ren ' who are living in " eastern states. His daughter. Miss Rilcb Riveness, who left fiujiday for Parkland, Wash., whreI she in tended to attend' college. - was called, fcome. . ' DISSOLVED BY B Ss asssB BlV n n muu u u THAXKH EXTENDED Mayor John B. Giesy has received a letter from Miss Laura Harlan, secretary . to Mrs. Florence' Kling Harding, widow of -the late president. Miss Harlan ; extended her. thanks to the city through its mayor for the kind wishes and greetings . extended to the presidential party when it pass ed through Salem In the wee small hours of July 28. , i j ' Miss Harlan voiced the re gret of Mrs. Harding' and that whlchi President Harding felt at having to pass up the chance to stop in the capital city, of Oregon. , TAX LEVY LESS More Than Two Mills Reduc tion Made By State Equali zation Committee V, OLYMPIa', Wesh, Sept. " 15. The 1923 tax levy fer state pur poses will be; one and one .half mills lower than It was a year ago which means a reduction , In pro portion of taxes to'be paid by the counties towards " the support of the state government,' it ' was re vealed todajr in figures made pub lic, by the state equalization com mittee aft the conclusion of Its de liberations. The total levy will be 13.539 mills as compared with 15.059 mills in 1922. The most notable achievement - of the equalization committee was to reduce the gen. eral fund tax levy by one half mill,-cutting it from 2.25 to 1.75 mills. -This jevy from which all the general expenses of state gov ernment are paid, , including the state eleemosnary and penal insti tutions, is now at the lowest point since 1917 when the levy was fixed at- 1.35 mills. Only six times in the -35- years of statehood has the general fund levy gone below the-two mill mark and only on three occasions as low as at the ' present time. , . The total amount- raised - for the . general fund usder the 1.75 mill levy will be $1,971,043, as compared with $5,372,656 for 1920 when the levy was 4.5 mills. - - Whether it is due to the admin istration code or general' business efficiency the j administration is proud of the fact that it has been able to make general consecutive reductions in : the r funds since 1920, said Governor : Hart, today. who with State Auditor Clausen and State Treasurer Babcock make np the equalization com mittee. ' . The committee has been careful not to reduce the levy this year to a point where it will be necessary to Increase it next year to make up a deficiency. IN WASHINGTON . , H. MMfM MAY BlU CANDIDATE . 'FORM In political, circles it is rumored that L. H. McMahan of Salem may become a candidate tion for United States senator in opposition to Senator Charles L.' McNary, Mayor Baker of Portland and1 others who may announce themselves. f i , - Should McMahan enter the run on a farmer-labor, or progressive platform. , t ' A' few years ago McMahan occasionally ran for office but without success. , In the last legislative campaign there was a turn in his favor and he was elected a member of the 1923. session of the legislature wasn't hurt by the rising fide of Ku Kluxisnv which, how ever, didn't hurt anyone much in Marion county. McMahan was affiliated with the Progressive party movement tjiat was started by Roosevelt. . - " ' 4 J : - ' ''Xi.iti , , Senator McNary is a candidate for re-election and JSIayor Baker-of Portland has announced himself aVa candidate.' It is possible that ex-Gongressman C. N. McArthur and-K.'-K Kubli of Portland will also seek the nomination, so there is a possibility; of five or EDUCATIONAL BUDGET VOTED BYCHURGHlfil Three Years in Wesley Foun dation Work at State Uni versity and College Re ceives Approval OLD PEOPLE'S HOME RECEIVES $5,000 Dr. E. E. Gilbert Proposes Amendment Providing for Salem Institution PORTLAND, t Sept 15. After debate lasting an hour and a half the annual Oregon conference oi the .Methodist Episcopal church tonight passed the report of the board , of education calling for ex penditure of $21,500 for each of three years in Wesley foundation work at the' University of Oregon at Eugene, and at Oregon Agri cultural college at Corvallls: for maintenance of the foundation at the Kimball School of Teology, and for the Old People's home at Salem. ,,..':. - - The original budget called for $18,000 i a - year. The sum of $5,000 a year was added for the old people's home on amendment by. Dr. E. E. Gilbert, superinten dent of the Salem district. The other outstanding, event of the day's session was the report of the committee ' on the state of the church, which was adopted unanimously. ' . ,., ;i: : Medfoni Chosen Medford . was chosen for the next annual conference at the closing business meeting of the conference. , , Brazilian State Troops Killed in Cruz Alta BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 15. (By Associated Press.) Seventy Brazilian - state troopers j were killed or wounded when their en campment at Cruz Alta, in the state pt Rio Grande do Sul, was attacked by revolutionaries who made a furious" surprise attack, according to La Nacion's Monte Caseros correspondent. ENDS WTH BALXi OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 15. A big ball ended the . three-day convention of the American Le gion here tonight and delegates began leaving for their homes after concluding an eventful ses sion Interspersed with much mer rymaking. U.S. SE for the' Republican nomina contest, it is said, he would without much' difficulty. He s.-cornercd c?ntest : IkJ 6,0'OONATWBffl GUM DIEM 00 T BY Oklahoma Executive Accepts CJiallense cf I Klux Klan That He Cannot Brczlz lis Pc ; -Troops Mobilize and Blarch Toyard Tul and Creek Counties. , . OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept: 15. (By Associated Pre - -. Martial , Jaw for, the entire state of Oklahoma wa3 F1- claimed at midnight tonight by Governor J. C.Walton, - Calling the full force of the approximately. 6,003 tr: :. in the Oklahoma national guard to his command, the rjovcr: climaxed his spectacular fight against the Ku Klux Jllcn I . pdeclaring that an persons who ing out its "purposes are enemies of the sovereign Eti2 c Oklahoma and shall be dealt with by the military forces. t Bue to the existence of a self-styled -'invisible ctri - -Governor Walton declared a state of insurrection ' and r:' lion is in effect against the constitution and authcritki c Oklahoma and that a general state of "public alarm and and jeopardy of life, peace and personal safety" hc.3 i suited. . w ' : .' ' Activities of the organizatioo are centered in 0.l'.c: City and extend to every county in the state, the govcrr charged - . - , The proclamation invokes absolute martial law in 0... homa county (Oklahoma City) and Creek county, tho kit adjoining Tulsa county where military rule. has. been in cXf : since Ausrust 14. .;V r. c- ; - GKlTilS tocdm; Pierce Tells Churchmen World Is Growing Better; Helping Hand Urged -, Continuing his address upon "A Runaway Preacher," Bishop Wil liam H. Washinger, in speaking to the United Brethren conference Saturday morning, said, among other things: - "We need not condemn Jonah as long as we are unwilling to do God's bidding. . Many do not go up to the Ninevah of duty, but down to' the Joppa of pleas ure. Sin is always on the downt grade the- blackslider never slides uphill. Whoever runs away from : the call of God to preach runs into trouble. When a man runs away from the call of God to preach he is an unsafe partner in any other line of work, for he would be almost sure to Jonah the whole business. Neith er a man nor a mule can pull while he kicks, or kick while he pulls. UnKed we stick; divided we are stuck." Declaring that the world Is growing better, as is shown by the strides made In prohibition, the recognition of the rights of women and the philanthropic work being done everywhere. Gov. Walter M. Pierce brought a cheering message to the con ference at II o'clock. He paid special tribute to Jesus Christ and His elevation of - mankind. In closing, the governor appealed earnestly for the church to reach out and bep men and boys -to keep in the right patfi and to encourage those who have strayed and help them back to a better life. '' . -'" Continued support to the Near East relief work was pledged by the conference in the . afternoon following an address by Rev. J. H. Handsaker, secretary, who spoke briefly 4n the interests of his work, i Dr. J. JS. Shannon. Day ton,' Ohio, presented the $1,000, 000 pensjon fund being raised by the denomination to provide pen sions for Its aged and retired min isters.; ; ,: :: , : Election of officers 'resulted as follows: Rev. W. I. Comfort, conference treasurer; George Chapman. G. G. Looney and iJ. S. McMartry. trustees for Philomath college; Charles Oppel and George Geiger, board of' conference mis sions and church extension; J. D. Nisewonder, B. Ross Evans, O. K. Hartman and George Chapman, preachers aid board (five years); G. L. Bender , anti-saloon for Washington; George Chapman, for Oregon; Leila Luckey, t ele mentary Sunday school superin ttnAent; B. Ross Evans, represen tative to the Oregon Sunday school convention. Resolutions were adopted In ap- (Coatlaued pa psgo 8). TWO SECTIONS ; . 14 Pages ; price five cnrrrs WME aid the organization in 'carry Troops will be placed at pdir.f In the state where they are tec ' -ed,' the- proclamation says, t' ' matter belhg left .to 'the d! tion of the governor and c f j : general.: r' ' While no order has yet pof r for -the complete mobUiall.- c the state militia,, each coctir will he held In readiness for r vice. 1 It Is reported that coc; les from various parts of the st ? already are moving toward C J - homa, City and Creek con-ty, cl which Sapulpa if he county; r . "Accepting' the recent cLa.II of the grand dragon of the C 2 homa realm of the Ku Kluz I that "Governor Walton r could ireak the power of tia 1 '. In Oklahoma," the executive clared; ' 'The power 'of this criminal cr ganizallon must . he destroyed cr T It Is necessary to proclaim mail! 1 law . throughout the state." Klan Responsible Citing testimony taken tj a military court at Tulsa, the f v ernor declared that hundred I men and even women of the e . 1 hav jbeen severely beaten ; that' the "invisible empire" 83 t.. organization, is responsible. "The invisible empire 1... -usurped the power of the poll: ..1 government," Governor War :, said, j "The power of this orr zation has been such that as i as' 150 persons have been trc when men and) women have I flogged, whipTed and beaten a: the methodsTjhave inspired t n terror that no mention of it wa : made, even by the press. "In the perpetration of th- crimes the Ku Klux Klan e only has disregarded the conrtl tutional right of trial by a-' jurr but also the dictates of decency and civilization." Capital Center "Ths head and' front of this or ganization. Js in the capital city of the state'. From this city, or ders are Issued and complied t, 1'.' and" this is the seat of power c! the grand dragon. It Is hero that the commander In chief of t!.' : organization , lives. It Is when the sovereign power of the t' (Continued on page 3) STATESMAN AHEAD -The many hundreds cf people gathered at I. o Statesman office FricI 7 evening for the Dernp: ; y Firpo fight returns ceived the news of t : knockout and were well i their way home before t dozen or so at the even: paper office got tha r.- In fact, the handful up i, . street didn't get it until r man arrived from 1 1 Statesman corner and 1 " them. The evening par little tin . horn yc- ' deliver. ' TOE GTATESIIAI ALWAYS FinST. tji t -r-.'-f '""" """