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SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1919.
2?ofi Oregon S
Ballots ' A gait
In League Clause
Washington, Oct. 27. After defeating the Johnson
amendment to the peace treaty today by a . vote of 38 to
40, the senate took up the Moses amendment, the last of
the group of textual changes reported by the foreign re
lations committee. . ;
Vote on the Johnson amendment to
equaize voting within . the league of
nations came unexpectedly and lead
ers made an effort to follow immedi
ately will, the' Moses vote. This was
prevented, 'however, by debate which
ensued. . , .
It seemed probable, however, that
both the Moses and Shields amend
ments, both of which deal with vot
ing In the league, would be acted up
on before adjournment.
89 Vote "Yes"
The yea vote on the Johnson
amendment was as follows:
Senators Ball, Borah. Brandegee,
Cummins, Capper, Curtis, Dillingham,
Tall, France, Frellnghuysen, Gore,
Gronna, Harding, Johnson, Califor
nia; Jones, Washington; Kenyon,
Knox, Lafollette, Lenroot, Lodge, Mc
Cormick, McLean, Moses, New, New
berry, Norris, Page, Penrose, Phipps,
Poindexter, Sherman, Shields, Smoot,
Spencer, Sutherland, Townsend, Wads
worth and Warren.
Oregon Voles "No"
Bankhead, Chamberlain, Colt, Cul
berson, Dial, Edge, Fletcher, Gay,
Gerry, Hale, Harris, Harrison, Hen-
derson, Hitchcock. Jones. New Mex-lKr"
irn- Knn- w. v ,.-.
kV. r;, ";"x,--l r"V I
son, Nugent, - Overman, Pomerene,
Kansdell, Robinson, Sheppard, Sim
mons, Smith, Arizona; Smith, Mary
land; Smith, South Carolina; Sterling,
Swanson, Thomas, Trammell, Under
wood, Welsh, Montana; and Williams.
Washlngton, Oct.,27. Cabinet mem
bers have prepared a program of law
enforcement which thoy believe will
protect the country from any emer
gency arising out of the threatened
coal strike if miners' officials insist in
putting it into effect
Pending decision of the miners, the
government will take no stand as to
the merits of the controversy publicly.
It was indicated today, howevor, that
the blame for the present situation is
not regarded as one sided as that min
ers, if they will consent to arbitration
as offered by President Wilson, will
have their just grievances remedied.
Congress Takes Hand.
Congress today took a hand in the
strike discussion. After opposition by.
Senator Borah, Senator Thomas, Colo
rado, withdrew temporarily his reso
lution which would have endorsed the
administration's efforts in the strike.
This resolution was introduced before
the senator's statement yesterday.
Representative Conolly, Texas, will
Introduce today a resolution indorsing
the president's state, he said.
There are several openings through
which the government may step into
the coal controversy.
The present contract, which is to run
Until the end of the war or until April
1, 1920, was made with the sanction
of the fuel administration, a govern
ment agency. This was pointed out
speclifcally by President Wilson in, his
warning to the miners Saturday as in
dicating the government considered
the proposed strike unlawful. ,
Law Gives Authority.
The food control law also gives the
government opportunity to take a
hand in the strike through its pro
visions making it illegal to interfere
with production and allowing the gov
ernment to take over a mine to insure
continued production. .
Kven without this law, officials here
point out, the supreme court's broad
definition of war powers would give
the government plenty of latitude for
action. In passing on various war
laws, the supreme court declared that
the government had the power to do
almost anything in the interest of the
' Debris is being removed from the
site of the Pelican Bay Lumber com
apny's plant at Klamath Falls for a
new mill which will be in operation
by next April.
B 2" t
Anniversary of Signing
of Armistice To Be Legal
Holiday by Proclamation
Tuesday, November 11, the tfirst
anniversary of the signing of the ar
mistice, is declared to be a legal holi
day in Oregon in a proclamation is
sued by Governor Olcott this morning,
in which the people of the state are
urged to "observe this day in a manner
best suited to demdnstrate our appre
ciation and gratitude for the services
rendered by the men of our army and
navy in the preservation of our civlliza
tion and of our liberties."
"On November 11, 1918, the order to
'cease firing' marked the cessation of
hostilities in the bloodiest and most far
reaching" struggle recounted In his
tory." the proclamation reads. "That
the struggle ended victoriously for the
. . . " w A."
a mighty measure 10 me magmuwoir
courage and patriotism of the men of
YORK'S WATER FRONT
New York, Oct. 27. Scores of per
sons were injured today in a riot fol-
lowing a clash between two thousand
strike sympathizers and several long- ,
shoreman who were returning to work,
The fight, which was the most seri-
ous during the present longshoremen's
strike, occurred near the Bush Termi-
nal in Brooklyn. Clubs, stones and
fists were freely used and revolvers
were fired. Police reserves, vigorous-
ly wielding clubs, finally restored or-
der. Ten arrests were made.
Several hundred men gathered at
the entrance to the North River piers
of representatives of the Butler faction
prevented them from going to work,
These pickets dashed from pier to pier
in automobiles, urging the men to stay
out and It is alleged, threatening them
with violence if they ignored the re-
A small detachment of soldiers was
stationed near the piers, but 6fficlals
said these were to be used in unload-
ing transports docking on the New
York side of the river.
MAYER StNTENCED TO
Joseph Mayer, 18, confessed accom-
plice in the robbery here three months
ago of Bishop's store, was sentenced
Ito serve a term without limitation or
time, but not to exceed one year, in ilaIej an(i Ethel. God bless you all.
the state penltenitary by Judge Bing-V "CECIL."
ham of department 2, district court Waterhouse wrote:
Mayyer has been held in the county " "Dearest mother We have been
Jail here a week, after giving himself ,,ere now 10 daya No gig.n8 of any
up to Chief of Police Varney, and re- hejp and our water neariy gone, so I
questing a "Jolt" for his crlrhe. Mrs. tnoUght I would write you a short let
Ella Mayer, his mother came to Salem ter whUo , had the gtrength. t don't
this morning from her home in Port- want you t0 grieve ror me, j want you
land to attend the hearing. She agreed to nBve everything, which is not much,
that Joseph should be punished for my Jove t0 you and sig and dad
the robbery, but left ths court room 'loving,
in tears. J ' "SON."-
nmnnnTlfUl nr WA1P
lUIHIUUUIl VI HULI 1 For Murder Attracts Many
At" 1IHI I ATfArfT Wit Coqullle, Or., Oct. 27. People from
111 W A I I lnrr I VAI HI a" adjacent points flocked to the clr
Ul llnLLOIIlLLI InLll cult court hou here today to at
i" 1 1 . , tend the trial of 15-year old Harold
Washington, Oct. 27. The supreme Howell of Bandon, charged with the
court today, In effect, upheld the con- murder of 17 year old Lillian Leuth
viction of David Lamar, known as the iold at Bandon on July 27.
"Wolf of Wall Street," on charges of j The trial of the case after the Jury
conspiring to prevent the manufacture ' is chosen will probably occupy three
and shipment of war munitions.
Lamar was charged with being in
conspiracy with Von Rintelen, a Ger-
I But Cops Object
Slow walking, difnifled pairs, trios
and quartets, bound to church in the
brisk air of the Sabbath morn, strolled
past Wilson park yesterday. : Pine old
ladies gasped; elderly - gentlemen
coughed. For over in the park, none
too well concealed in the thinning trees
and shrubs, were a group of young
men imitating the proverbiali Septem
ber Horn, -
Police, were .called. Officer Lee
Morelock hurried to the scene, and the
fountain of bathing youths. , - -.
He decided it was Sunday morn-not
September Morn therefore the per
formance was entirely impromptu. The
group of youths, staging a "bit o' haz
ing," were ordered to don clothes other
than their B. . V. D.'s and cease to
startle sedate passersby. ' '
BREAD PRICE RAISED
Portland, Or., Oot. 27. Portland is
waiting today to see what develop
ments will follow the increase in the
price of bread of 1 cent a loaf which
was put into, effect this morning by
the bakers of the city. Some action,
either by the housewives, the federal
fair price , committee, or the city at
torney's of flee, is expoctedi
the army and navy of the United States
of America and to the unfaltering and
unflagging efforts of the American
people in aiding and sustaining those
fighting men, both on land and on sea.
"We may never hope to amply re
pay the debt we owe our service men
for the maintenance of our liberties
and of our national and domestic bless
"But from time to time tokens. of
appreciation may be given which I am
certain will be accepted by them as
coming deep from the hearts of a
"That we may more vividly keep
before tis the debt that we owe I be
lieve that we should lay aside our ac
tnjalra tar the celebration of
" " 7 . .
Armistice day on November 11, 1919..
BODIES OF AVIATORS
KILLED BY BANDITS
RETURNED TO STATES
San Diego Cal., Oct. 27. Draped
with American flags, the bodies of
Lieutenants Cecil Connolly and Fred-
erick B. Waterhouse, United States
army aviators who were brutally mur-
dered in Lower California in Septetn
, ber are here today awaiting burial,
Stabbed to Death.
The ill-fated airmen, lost in the
wilds of Lower California, in Septem
ber were slowly starving to death when
found by two Mexicans, said to be from
the Mexican fishing boat Esperanza.
Too weak from hunger to defend them
Belves, they were stabbed to death by
a, . ,
of the rescue party which returned
here with the bodies on board the U.
S. S. Aaron Ward,
. On tho fusellage of the airplane
which carried the aviators was found a
dairy of their sufferings, notes to the
mothers, in which thejr asserted they
were not afraid to die.
Lieutenant Connolly will be buried
with full military honors here tomor-
, row. The body of Lieutenant Water
house will be sent to his home at Weis
, Last Messages.
Here are the last messages written
to their mothers by the two men:
"Dearest mother My time to die is
here. God knows it will be welcome
enough after our suffering so far of
hunger and thirst Try to forget my
fate. What I have is yours. Use it
for your corafort ani happiness. I
trled t0 liv6 a gooA llfe and j dQ not
tear death. pjease do not wear mourn-
ln Ior me Love t0 you iad, Nora,
! Trial Of Coos County Boy
or four days. The prosecution has
more inan zv witnesses 10 examine
and the defense will likely have as
Signature Refused Because Of
Clauses Bearing Upon War
Time Law Passed la Stress
Of Emergency. t
Washington, Oct. 27 Prenidct Wil
son today vetoed tbe national prohibi
tion act passed by congress to enforce
both war time and constitutional pro
The president vetoed the bill because
of that part of the legislation which
refers to war time prohibition.
I object to and cannot approve that
part of the legislation with reference
to war time prohibition," said the pres
ident in a statement addressed to the
honse explaining bis veto.
It has to do with the enforcement
of an act which was passed by reason
of the emergencies of tbe war and
whose objects -have been satisfied in
the demobilization of the army, the
navy and whose repeal I have already
sought nt the bands or congress."
The president s letter to the house
'I am returning' without my signa
ture H. R. P. 810, 'An Aot to prohibit
intoxicating beverages and to regulate
the manufacture, production, use and
sale of high proof spirits for other
than beverage purposes, and to insure
an amply supply of alcohol and pro
mote its use in scientific research and
in the development of fuel, dye and
other lawful industries.'
The subject matter treated in this
measure deals with two distinct phases
of the prohibition legislation. One part
of the act under consideration seeks
to enforce war time prohibition. The
other provides for the enforcement
which was made necessary by the ad
option of the constitutional act. I ob
ject to and cannot approve that part
of this legislation w'Jth - reference toj
war time promotion, .it nas to ao
Will, UUO CII.ULbOlllClll U I ail W1.4L1
was passed by reason of the emergen-
cices of the war and whose object
has been Satisfied in the demobilisa
tion of the army and navy and whose
repeal I have already sought at the
hands of congress.
Public Policy Cited.
"Where the purposes of particular
legislation arising out of war emer
gency have been satisfied, sound pol
icy makes clear the reason and neces
sity for repeal.
"It will be difficult for congress in
considering this important matter to
separate these two questions and ef
fectively to legislate regarding them;
making the proper distinction be
tween temporary cause which arose
out of war time emergencies and those
Hk (ho f nnotltntlnnnl a mn,tont rf
prohibition which is now part of the welfare commission as specifically pro
fundamental law of the country. In ' vided for in the law creating the corn
all matters having to do with the per- i mission. This is the publicly express
sonal habits and customs of large d, though wholly unofficial, opinion
numbers of our people we must be cer- j held by those in state houBe circles
tnin that the established process of
legal change are followed. In no other
wav rnn the nnlutnrv nhlectn unm.ht tn
be accomplished by great reforms of
this character be made satisfactory
nnd normnnont "
Wet Period Predicted.
Many Kovernment officials inferred
from the president's statement that
he will take steps speedily to bring to
an end war time prohibition, which
would permit sale of liquor until the
constitutional prohibition becomes ef-
fortivo nsti .Tnmmrv.
Tk i,,,.- nmhii,iinn
to remain in effect until the termln-
ation of the war and the conclusion
of demobilization, the date of which
was to be proclaimed by the president.
Attorney General Palmer is said tc
have advised the president that he was
without legal authority to lift the ban
until the ratification of the treaty.
The ruling of the department of
Justice that the war time ban cannot
be lifted until the peace treaty is rat-
ified by the senate still holds so far
as could be learned at the department,
Officials said they could see no reason
for altering the original opinion given
American Consular Agent9
Held for Ransom by Mexican
Bandits, Released Today
Washington, Oct. 27. William O. , In absence of specific information,
Jenkins, American consular agent, who officiate here assumed that it was the
was robbed and kidnapped by bandits Mexican government that paid the ran
near Puebla, Mexico, has been released som. This has been done in previous
on payment of the ransom of $150,000, kidnaping cases, but the demand has
according to a message from the Amer never been so large heretofore,
lean embassy at Mexico City, received , The note despatched to Mexico de
at the state department today. manded that Jenkins' release be effect-
Informatlnn as to who paid the ran- ed even though the Mexican govern-
som was not contained in the state de-
The message said that the third sec
retary of the embassy, Matthew B.
Hanna, who was sent to Puebla. noti
fied the embassy yesterday that Jen
kins had sent him a message within
tbe Mexlcan federal lines that the ran-
som had ben paid and that was on the
way to Puebla.
Washington, Oct.. 27. "The
president's progress continues,
as during the past few days,
satisfactory," the bulletin ta
med at noon today by Doctors
Grayson, Ruff in and Stitt said.
The president was to confer
with Secretary Tumulty today
and Dr. Grayson indicated the
national prohibition act would
be brought before the presi
CLOTHES OF MAtl
FOID Oil Mfflt
, Word that a man, whose last name
was Griner, was drowned in the Yam
hill river at Lafayette, , Or., was re
ceived in this city shortly before noon
today. A grappling outfit belonging
to the Salem Water company was tak
en to McMlnnville at noon by Sheriff
Watt Henderson, of that place, and
the river will be dragged for the body.
Suicido One Theory.
' The drowning was discovered when
persons passing along the bank of the
river -at dawn this morning found On
ner'a clothing.. Everything was there
that would indicate that he had strip
pan to go in, swimming, and it is be
lieved that he got cramps and was un
able to get out. But whether this is
true, or whether he committed suicide,
or "planted" his clotnes there to lead
to the belief that he had taken his life,
Is not yet established.
Griner a Stranger,
: As the river at this point is slow
and sluggish, it is believed that a thor
ough dragging of the bottom will ex
plain whether Griner actually drowned
or made , the "plant."
According to best information re
ceived in Salem Griner had been work
ing at Lafayette but a few days, and
was practically a stranger there. Sher
iff Henderson had no evidence that
the man was in bad circumstances that
would prompt him to take his own life.
If Mrs. Millie Trumbull is guilty or
the violation of a state law In holding
down three Jobs at the same time, that
violation lies in her failure to receive
2000 per year as secretary 10 me cnna
"no nave given any senouB auenuun
t the controversy between the War
Auxiliaries committee OI rorxiana ana
Beparting from the phraseology
which usually characterizes a statute
1 providing tor salaries oi pumic era-
ployes the act creating the child wel-
fare commission and providing a sec
retary therefore also provides that tnis
secretary "shall receive a salary of not
less than $3000 a year,"
Inasmuch as Mrs. Trumbull as serv-
inff as secretary of tho commission
withnut anv nay at all her action
this respect is plainly in violation omiHuce was siKneu, miners nave worn-
the state law which specifically di -
rects tho commission to spend at least
$2000 a year for a competently trained
The contention that Mrs. Trumbull
is violating the state law forbidding
any person from holding more than
one "lucrative office" at one time is
regarded here as entirely groundless
inasmuch as Mrs. Trumbull's positions
are not regarded as "offices" but are
merely state VJobs" requiring neither
the filing of a bond nor the taking of
an oath as required of all persons elect
ed or appointed to office under the
constitution of Oregon..
, ment had to pay the ransom, nuue ae-
partment officials stated emphatically
that this government did not pay it.
The department also asked the
American embassy at Mexico City to
day to forward Information on the kill
ing of the two American aviators
, Waterhouse and Connolly whose bo
dies were eturned to San Diego yester-
1 day. -
fl TODAY; UK
Agreement Reached Sunday :
Evening Ends Prospect
of Lafeor Trouble
Work at the mill of the Chas. K. Spaulding Logging
company here resumed Monday morning with a full crew,
after a shut down Saturday morning that threatened to '
be of long duration. ' t . ,
DATE OF STRIKE
Springfield, IU., Oct. 87.
Nothing but government pressure
to force coal miuo operators to
give the demands of the miners
"just consideration" can avert tbe
threatened coal strike on Novem
ber 1, acting President John L.
Lewis of the United Mine Workers
of America, declared in a slate- .
mcnt issued at Ills homo here to
day. . .
Springfield, 111., Oct. . 27. Officials
of the United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca today, stood pat on their strike call
for next Saturday.
John L, Lewis, acting president of
the union, on his arrival at his home
here from Washington, stated the sit
uation was unchanged by the appeal of
President Wilson to cancel the strike
"I thank God we have, a country
where men may strike,". Lewis said.
"May the power of my government
never bo used to throttle'and crush the
efforts of the toilers to improve their
material welfare and elevate the stand
ard of their citizenship." '"
Lewis Blames Owners.
A reply to the president's appeal will
probably be drafted by the executive
board of the union at a meeting to be
held in Indianapolis Wednesday. The
board was called to make final definite
arrangements for the walkout.
T;mH nineed the blame for the
""J uumm vi mine opera.
"The coal mine operators have not
offered one constructive suggestion de
signed to avert this catastrophe," he
said. "During the Washington con
ference with Secretary of Labor Wil-
.son we offered repeatedly to enter ne-
, buuuwuiio wnii mo mine operators
with the mine
without reservation to conclude the
making of an agreement. This offer
Low Average Claimed.
Miners have averaged only $75 a
month during the last twelve months,
Lewis stated in explaining the de
mands of a 60 per cent wage Increase
and shorter day.
"The shorter day would extend the
working period more evenly over the
STAND PAT UPON
lmentlre year," he said. "Since the ar-
ea onan average or oniy tnree aays a
COUNTY STILL SHORT
OF MEMORIAL QUOTA
With the campalkn ending tonight,
Marion county has $1544.15 of its
quota in the Roosevelt Memorial fund
yet to raise. Only 10 school districts
have reported in their allotments.
Buttevllle, and several other smaller
districts, reported their quota received
and exceeded Monday morning.
The fund raised to date in the coun
ty is 155.86. With the returns from
the remaining 131 school districts and
several canvassing bodies in Salem, it
is possible the quota may be reached,
leaders of the campaign said Monday.
But no reports that would indicate this
have been received.
Milwaukee Sona'Ms Plan
Rencminatisn Of V. Berger
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 27. Socialists
of Milwaukee today plannedto renom
inate Victor Berger as candidate for
congress, If hs is. unseated because of
his conviction under the espionage act.
If Berger is ousted, as recommended
by the house elections committee, a
special election will be called imme
diately to fill his place. Socialists
- '.started their campaign to renominate
anA i...aiaf.t Rnrt'oe immpfllatelv after
the election committee's report was
An' amicable agreement, entered into
by Mr. Spaulding, Phillip Hoi den, or
ganizer of the Timber Workers, a rep
resentative of the Central Trades and
Labor council, and members of ths Sa
lem Welfare league, was reached at a
meeting held last night at the Com
mercial club. '. - r
Under the terms of the : agreement
the company shall reinstate all men -
who had been released because of their.
affiliation with the-union,- and ahall
not dsicriminate against any employs
because of his union affiliations or activities.:'-
' , ;." i tl '. :::'
, Men Satisfied.
' The men, thoroughly satisfied with
the turn of events, returned p work
this morning with smiles on their faces
determined to put forth renewed ef
forts to meet the action of Mr. Spauld
ing that they hold fair.
Mr. Holden, speaking of the situa
tion Monday, spoke highly of the atti
tude taken by Mr. Spaulding. i
"I am much pleased with ths atti
tude Mr. Spaulding has taken," b
said. "lie aoted like a man, and bs
haB my respect" "'
It was reported that Mr; Spaulding
reinstated the men, giving 75 of them
a raise in wages to . This was not
confirmed, however, by Mr. Spaulding.
At the meeting with the" Union men
last nlght Mr- gpoulding explained ths '
Bctlon na had taken by saying that bs
was not advised as to the true aims
-A j,nairoa tho union. At the eon-
elusion of the meeting he Invited Mr.
Holden to the mill "to. sign up all ths
fellows you can get."
Mr. Holden said that nn effort would
bmade to make the mill 100 per cent
organized. ., , ' - -
The regular weekly meeting of ths
Timber Workers will be held. Tuesday
evening at the Labor Temple at
TO SUPPLY COUNTRY
IN STORAGE IN CUBA
Havana, Oct. 27. Sufficient sugar
meet present American demand's ,
has been contracted for but will re
main in Cuban warehouses until
transportation is provided, according ,
to a statement oy me i,Mn
Manufacturers and Planters associa
tion, In a cablegram to the American sen
ate agricultural committee, Alejo A.
Carreno, president of the association,
said: ' .
Nnarlv 400.000 tons of sugar in lb-
ban warehouses have been contracted
for but will not be paid for until re
moved. This is sufficient to meoi in
demands of the American publlo until
the next crop.-
"Cuba is willing, for reasonable re
turns, to protect America against fu
ture contingencies but the blame for
the present sugar situation n
hv she should not be penalized Be
cause tho American markot is unbal
MRS. JAKtJKR IS KILLE.
Portland, Or., Oct. 27. Mrs. 3. V. ;
Jaeger was hurled to the pavement
in an automobile collision nere
terday evening. Her skull was frac
tured and she died a few hours later.
O. E. Sanderson, driver or tne cur
which hit the Jaeger machine, Is be- ,
ing held pending an investigation.
THVGS ET 50,000.
Cincinnati, Ohio., Oct. 27. Safe "
blowers escaped with loot estimate
at $60,000 from the Bank of Aloxan- .
dra, Kl.i early today. The robbers
first isolated the town by cutting all ;
telephone wires. ,?
SALEM BOY HOXORKD
St. Benedict, Or., Oct. 27. The stu
dent body of Mount Angel college has .
honored Leslie Smith, a senior from
Salem, with election to the office of
treasurer of their organization. Tho
other officers for this year are John ;
E. McLean, Victoria. B. C, pre-
dent; Bernard Kropp, Albany, seers-tary.