The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 16, 1923, Page 1, Image 1

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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.-
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.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 .: , !.
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
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. OREOON: Fair Sunday, mod.
erate northwesterly winds.
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Maximum temperature, 79. ,
Minimum temperature. 1 9.
Rainfall, none.
River. 1-8 . ; .. ..
' AtmospheVe, clear ' . ;
'Wind, northwest. 1
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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
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.
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. - . . -
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
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
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Madrid Besume Normal
With Formation of Direc
torate toj Take Place of
Alhucemas' Ministry
Formerj Premier Jn Madrid
to See Turn of Events
Will Take Hb Part
MADRID, Sept. 15. (By the
Associated Tress): With Captain
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. . '
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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. ,
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
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 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
Three Years in Wesley Foun
dation Work at State Uni
versity and College Re
ceives Approval
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
(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.
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 :
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- ; -
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).
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; price five cnrrrs
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
' '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)
-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- '
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