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FORTY- SECOND YEAR NO. 257.:TEN PAGES.
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1919.
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TO D1RE9M DISTRIBUTION OF
BlIUllUS COAL III TRANSIT
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Take Steps Necessary to
(By United Press)
The shi pof state today began battening down hatches
and making all fast in preparation for the great industrial
storm expected to break with the miners' strike Saturday.
The railroad administration practically assumed con
trol over all bituminous coal now in transit. Simultaneous
ly, Rail Director Hines published a priority list which
will govern distribution ot all
cial and domestic uses, ;
Following an extraordinary session
of the cabinet, Attorney 'General Pal
mer announced that President Wilson
will be asked today to issue an order
virtually establishing maximum coal
Secretary Lane, summing up the
nation's fuel supply, was inclined to
be optimistic. Heads of various Indus
tries and institutions throughout the
. country,' bgever, predicted the pinch
. of a coal limine would be felt within
one -to three weeks, Thoy said the
following were certain" to suffer quick
Homes, hospitals, schools, manufac
turing plants of various kinds, electric
railways, packing and other food in
dustries, hotels, steamship companies.
Miners Stand Firm
Thomas Tf Brewster, president of
the Coal 'Operators association, in a
statement written for the United
Press, said the mine owners were
still read' to negotiate with the men,
providing the strike order were re
scinded. Johy L. Lewis, president of the
United Mine Workers -' of America,
wired Secretary of Labor Wilson that
the coal miners stand firm In their
determination to strike.
TESTS HERE ARE
The Salem chapter of the
Oregon Congress of Mothers
wishes to express its thanks to
newspapers, the Commercial
club, the doctors and nurses,
and to all those who have en
listed their services in the child
welfare movement in Salem for
their co-operation in the eu
genic tests that were held this
afternoon under the auspices
of the chapter.
Are the mothers in Salem interest
ed in establishing a child welfare bu
reau in the city?
They proved it this afternoon by
their response to the call made bv the
Salem chapter of the Oregon Congress
of Mothers during the last week urg-
every mother with either a sick of
well baby to bring it to the Commer
cial club auditorium today.
"Vhe hour given was half past one
w'clock, but long before that time mo
thers and their children began arriv
ing, the number growing during the
afternoon. There were, big babies, lit
tle babies, blond babies, auburn haired
ones and brunettes, pretty babies,
sweet babies and no there weren't
any who wouldn't be classified under
these heads they were all pretty and
The united response to the appeal
of the women who are backing the
undertaking in Salem makes the found
lug of a permanent eugenic clinic here
Imperative, and those who are devot
ing their time and energies to make
it permanent promise the mothers who
were unable to be present today an
other early opportunity of having
tnelr children examined.
Before the mental and physical teats
(Continued on page five)
coal tor industrial, commer
nlHL WWW Ul
TO MOBILIZE TODAV
Denver, 3olo., Oct. 30. (United
Press.)---Colorado'snatf6na1 guard, on
orders from Governor Oliver H.- Shoup
is mobilizing today for duty in the
coal strike. The governor also asked
for a conference Saturday with state
officers of the American Legion to ar
range for the aid of war veterans in
Governor Shoup announced his de
termination "sternly to repress riot
and dlsordor" and to protect "the con
slltutional right of every man to work
when, here or for whom he pleases."
The state troops, numbering about
1000 will be used principally to protect
miners who have announced their in
tention of continuing at work. .
Prices on soft coal at the mines
jumped $3 per ton on the cheapor
grades as the result of the coal strike
threat, according to officials of the
Liberty Fuel company, independent
concern, here today. The raise made
retail prices prohibitive, leaving many
consumers without fuel, the company
0. S. SUPREME COURT
IN FRIAR CLUB CASE
The appeal of Julius Wilbur con
victed in the Clackamas county circuit
court of a violation of the prohibition
law in connection with his manage
ment of the Friar's club at Milwaukie
has been dismissed by the United
States supreme court, according to in
formation reaching Attorney General
Brown this morning.
Wilbur was sentenced to pay a fine
of ' $300 and to serve a term of six
months In the Clackamas county jail
upon his conviction in the Clackamas
circuit court. The Oregon supreme
court affirmed the conviction .on ap
peal and Wilbur appealed to the fed-
eral. supreme court,
A few weeks ago
Attorney General Brown filed a motion
for a dismissal of the case because of
Wilbur's failure to file the necessary
briefs. The action of the United
States court is final and Wilbur must
now either comply with the sentence
or forfeit his bond. Inasmuch as it Is
impossible to locate Wilbur it is re
garded as probable that the bond will
be declared forfeit.
Listen for the Whistle
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ers can get it immediately. .
Make it your particular business to listen for
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your paper, call up Capital Journal, phone 81, before
7:30 o'clock and a paper will be sent you.
Washington, Oct. 30.
Hines today issued orders which, in ef
fect, gives the railroad administration
control over all soft coal now in tran-
sit' . , '
Hines, at the same time made public
a priority list which will determine the
order in which railroads, homes and
inuusines win pe given avanaDie coai.-
The priority issued Ay Hines is the
same as that adopted by the fuel ad- ..It ia Indeed a sad!commenUry up
mlnistratlon during the war. It fol-jon princ!pIes of Square deailng when
I81 o. ",. ' , ' i the president of the United States and
A Steam railroads; Inland coast- j nIs cabmet by unanlm0U8 V0t6 alIy
wise vessels. .... - . (themselves with sinister financial in-
B Domestic, including hotels, hos- terests which seek to deny justice to
pitals and asylums. ,aoor aml precipitate our country into
C-rlNavy and army. industrial turmoil."
D Public utilities, Including plants '' in a statement Lewis said:
and such portions of plants as supply ( "unprecedented and unwarranted
light, heat and water for public use. aotlon of lne cftbinet nn(J preHldent of
E -Producers and manufacturers of the United States is issuing statements
food; including refrigeration. , Saturday last ho ie more to pre-
F National, state, county and mu- vet satisfactory settlement of impend
nlolpal government eij""gency require- Jng strike and working out of wage
milt8' ' 5 ; " agreement than any other element
G Bunkers and other marine emer- which has entered in, situation
gency requirements not specified above ! He characterized the , presidenVs
H Producers of news print paper statement as a "bitterly partisan" doc-
ciuu, uoucasai jr iu 111c yi iiijaug
and. publication of daily newspapers.
TWO KILLED WHEN CAR
IS HIT BY FAST TRAIN
Pendleton, Or., Oct. 30. Hit by a
passenger train while en route to Wal
la Walla yesterday afternoon by auto
mobile, Dr. G, S. Holsington and John
F. Robinson, prominent Pendleton
oitlzens, were almost Instantly killed.
Frank Sailing, former county clerk,
who was driving the machine was cut
about the head but not badly hurt, day," he continued. "We shall hold reported missing are in a hospital.
The moi were "going to the Washing- ourselves in readiness to attend any 1 The Injured include William Scroe
ton city to attend a Knights Templar joint conference which may be ar- cr C!lre John Mott, Dallas, Or.'
meeting. ranged by you upon fair basis and Fred Jean or Johnke, Portland, Or.
The fatal accident occurred at a
railroad crossing four miles east of
Pendleton. The approaching train was
hidden by trees along the highway,
The automobile was demolished.
ORGANIZATION OF $250,000
BUILDING PROJECT LAUNCHED
The committee of five, appointed
to fomulate plans of oganlzatlon and
incopoation of the poposed Hou-so-
bulldes association of Salem, went in
to session at 2 o'clock this aftonoon
at the Commercial club. Such matters
as the issuance of stock, election of
officers, and usual work attendant to
the organization of a company, occu
pied the attention of the committee.
The committee of five, appointed
by the board of directors of the Com
mercial club at their meeting last
night, are: Chas. W. Niemeyer, Col.
H. Hofer, R. O. Snelling, William M.
Hamilton and T. K. McCroskey.
The committee, Charles W Niemey
er, Homer Smith ana uoi. tu. iiorer,
who made the tentative report nt a
meeting of the board of directors last
night, went into detail, pointing out
the city's ability of forming and sup
porting a housing corporation. They
advocated a homebullders association
with a capital of $260,000.
City's Wealth Lbacd.
In the report the fact that the esti
mated ratable value of Salem Is $lf,.
Lewis Accuses Government Of
Favoring "Sinister finan
cial Interests'? To Prevent
Justice To Labor.
By J. L. O'Snllivan
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Indianapolis, Ind.,' Oct. 30. -Coal
miners stand firm on'thelr determina
tion to strike, John L. Lewis, president
of the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica;, wired Secretary of Labor Wilson
juewis telegram was in reply to a
mtasaLea received from the t
of laBor by the coneren(,e ot unlon
heads yesterday in which Wilson made
"certain siurirestions-ltn Md in .min
the difficulty between the miners and
operators. " ' f
Tne mbBBSLge to -Wilson declared: .
L Injustice, Charged
Blame Not Split.
"It attacks the Intentions of -the
workers without even suggesting that
mine ' operators may have brought
about the unhappy situation," Lewis
"Threat is made to exercise full
force of government to prevent stop
page of work without any correspond
ing threat to exert full force of gov
ernment to enforce fair working con
ditions and living wages."
iiewis claimed to tne miners, again
in conference with reporters and Sec-
retarv Wilson at Washington, wereamong the wreckage were very slight
willing and anxious to open joint ncgo-
tiations without reservation.
"Our position remains the same to.
stand ready to convene International
convention of our organization when,
ever our scale committee has received
an honorable proposition for presenta- '
to sm-h convention."
000,000 was set forth. It also said
that real estate forms $10,000,000 of
It was also made known In the re
port that Salem has 40 corporations
with a paid up capital of more than
$8,000,000. Employes In these indus
tries and other business in the city
Bank Deposits Big.
Cash deposits in the four banks here
and in the postoffice total almost $9,
500,000. Subscriptions to liberty bond
Issues In the city reached $3,600,000,
making an average of $650 for every
man, woman and child In the city in
bond subscriptions and bank deposits,
according to the report.
That there Is 3000 automobiles one
for less than ever seven persona in
the city, with a total valuation of $2,
250,000, also was stated In the com
Bandits Hold Up Officer
And PooHaM; Get $125
Redding, Cal., Oct. 30. Tony Val
today by two unmasked bandits,
encla's billiard hall was held up earl);
The four patrons stood with hands
above their heads while the bandits
robbed them of $1.25.
While this was going on a police
officer happened in,. He commanded
the bandits to stop.
Unmindful of the officers dignity,
the bandits turned their guns on him.
"Stay there!" they ordered.
The officer "stayed there" until the
Mrs. Olive E. McCord, a pioneer of
1852, and who resided at Lents for
many years, died at ilolalla recently,
aged 83 years.
Recent Addition of Two
Officers to City Police
Force Illegal (s Claim
It was indicated today that a fight will be waged
against the city council for its action several weeks ago
of adding two policemen to the force. ,
Mayor Otto J. Wilson, who was In of the charter has been made in this
California at the time the emergency regard. ,
action was taken by the council, claims I Business men here who were active
that the men were added in violation in securing the additional two men say
of the city charter. Supporting this that they also will stand by their ae
contention he claims that the budget ' tion of getting the council to grant
does not, provide for more men, and I the lncrese. They resent the attempt
adds that any councilman voting for 'on the part of any one to rescind the
the policemen and the attendant over
draft of the budget, have violated the
state law and are liable to a fine of
Councilman Utter, chairman of the
police commission, and who advocated
the addition of the two new policemen,
has announced his intention of fight
ing any action that might be taken to
rescind the move of adding the men.
He secured figures from the city re
corder and treasurer .showing that the
general fund will take care of the costs
of the two police, and that no violation
70 INJURED IS
TOLL OE WRECK
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 30.- (United
Press.). Five dead and seventy In
jured was the toll of yesterday's wreck
of the Southern Pacific southbound
San Joaquin Valley Flyer from San
Francisco, according to the official list
issued by the Southern Pacific gen
eral offices here today. " ' . 1
, Brakeman H. C. Phels - of Santa
Monica, listed as killed In the first re
ports, was found today among the in
jured. Though seriously hurt, he is
expected to live. , 1
The dead are:, ,':
Engineer Frank V. Fielder, San
Fernando, Cal. -
L. P. Foree, fireman, Los Angeles,
George Parrington, discharged sol
dier, address unknown.
' Paul Mattlson, Lakewood, Ohio.
: Reports to the Southern Pacific, of
fices here today indicated that the
chances of other dead being round-
and the list given out was considered
as final. ;
Tne baggage and express messengers
William Hallisey, Butte, Mont, (prob
Hollls Shake, Butte, Mont,
Arthur Curtis, Roco, Mont.
Mrs. Louise Flemlnr. Mlllrnn
CONE S UP MONDAY
. An ordinance is now before the city '
council creating a city purchasing!
a.l?Mtlt. wild Khali Ha fhn nltv rfcfnrilnii
and authorizing a $50 salary for him. i
Th...,.,!ln. or-,l,r l,lr,
first and second reading, will come
up at the regular meeting of the
council next Monday night for final
reading and passage.
Men familiar with the ordinance,
and tho duties of the city recorder,
are fighting hard for its passage "as
a matter of justice."
Earl Race, who has been city re
corder for the past two and a half
years, is now drawing a salary of
$100 a month. If this ordinance passes
he will get $150 a month, which, these
men say, is none too much when the
high cost of living Is taken Into con
Race has drawn the same salary In
the office that was paid two wears
ago. He hH not requested this raise,
but says he won't "refuse It."
An ordinance creating a similar
raise was vetoed once by Mayor Wil
son. ROADS GET EQUIPMENT FUNDS
Washington, Oct 80. A bill to au-
thorize funding of millions of dollars
loaned to railroads by the government
for purchase of equipment was pass- j
ed by the senate today.
FIVE DEAD AND
act, and a pitched battle over the af
fair is anticipated.
It is pointed out that since adding
the men to the police department there
has been no burglaries, holdups, mur
ders, or other serious crimes here. Only
one auto was stolen, and that was re
covered by Traffic Officer Moffltt four
minutes after its theft.
The two men, recently added to the
force, and over whom the controversy
,haa arisen are Traffic Officer Moffit
and Patrolman Ganiard.
Salem Must Be
Sane Says Chief
Kids, it won't pay to cut too
many capers In this town Hol
lowe'en night If you don't
want to spend the night as the
city's guests in jail, you'd bet
ter be careful.
Chief of Police Varney said
this morning that he had ar
ranged to put on an additional
patrol for that night, and that
any one caught "soaping" win
dows, hanging gates, tipping
wood . piles, and having the
usual sport for such an occa
sion, will be dealt with severe-
Both the business district
and the residence district will
be carefully patrolled, the chief
Short Beach, Conn., Oct. 30. Ella
Wheelnt YV llpnv nnrhni. an1
dled today at her homo hece f)he'had
been ill for several weeks, following
a i.nrvous collapse, suffered In Eng
land. Mrs. Wilcox died at 2:10 this morn
ing. Members of the household said
she had not recovered from the gen
eral breakdown suffered nine months
Mrs. Wilcox was bofn at Johnstows
Center, Wis., in 1865. Her childhood
days were spent in Wisconsin and It
was here sho obtained her early edu
cation. She attended the University of
In her younger life she was a con
tributor to various American maga
zines and newspapers, .writing poetry,
prose and some fiction. She was also
widely known for her children's
She was married In 1884 to Robert
M. Wilcox who died In 1916. Her lat
er years were spent at her home at
Short Beach, Conn., near New Haven.
Mrs. Wilcox wrote her autobiogra
phy In 1918 under the' title "The
World and I," In that year she went
to Europe as a representative of the
Red Star. , ,
Among her better known books
are:: "The Double Life," "The Beau-
' Xja"" " '
'Sailing the Sun-
BeOS, JllHlOriCUl MUIfim UUOtW ,
"New Thought Common Sense" and
'Lest We Forget."
WILCOX DIES AT
Tax Delinquencies Less In
Marion County for Present
Year Than at Any Time Past
Evidencing growing 'prosperity
Marlon county and revealing the Inter
esting fact that this eounty leads Mult-
nomah county in the respect, it was
announced today by Sheriff Needham,
that the amount of delinquent taxes
this year In ths county are $11,637 less i
than those of 1917. Everywhere,
Sheriff Needham says, persons are
more prompt and willing to respond to
the tax roll, and trouble heretofore at-
tendant to the collection of taxes In
the county were not encountered this
This Is made more encouraging by
the fact that he tax roll this year was
FIGHT TO BAR
Admission Of German And
Austrian Delegates To In
ternational Labor Sessions
Will Be Protested.
By Ralph P. Couch
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
s Washington, Oct. , 30. Seating
of tho German and Austrian dele
gates was proposed to tho Inter
national labor conference late to
day by the French delegation hi a
motion introduced by Arthur Fon
taine. . '':..
Washington, Oct. 30. Admission ot
German and Austrian delegates was
expected to precipitate a fight when
the international labor conference re
sumes sessions late today. '
The German delegation is not en
titled to be seated In the conference
under the rules provided in the peace
treaty, since Germany is not yet a
member of the league of nations. The
delegation embarked at Rotterdam
with the hope that tho conference
would change the rules. "
The Germans are due to land Sun
day. They are traveling on passports
issued for admission to the United
States by this government, t ' .
Those backing the movement to seat
them now say the purpose of the con
ference will be defeated- unless Ger-
many nas a snare in iraming tne reo
jjj lommendations' for uniform world tn-
uuni-riai legislation. - 1 ...-
SamunJ Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, today
may be seated as " the first ' United
States delegates. ', Qompers will be '
named by the federation as Us repre
sentative, according to Secretary Mor
rison. The chamber of commerce of the
United States also will name a dele
gate. No representative of this coun
try sat yesterday because the confer
ence was created by the peace treaty
and the senate has not ratified the
treaty. However, the conference now
has formally invited the federation
and the chamber of commerce to des
ignate delenates. '.'..'. ' . . ,
The conference recessed this mom-
(lng to give all delegations a chance to
caucus uroups representing employ
ers, organized, labor and governments
were to select three vice-presidents. A
permanent president of the conference
was to be elected late today.
AGREEMENT TO LIVE
UP TO TREATY TERMS
Paris, Oct. -30. (United Press.)
The supreme council decided today to
foroe Germany to sign a protocol guar
anteeing she will carry out the terms
of the armistice. This will be attached
to the original treaty as soon as It can
be executed. : '
The council also asked inter-allied
naval experts to prepare a plan W
which Germany shall reimburse the
allies for sinking the interned German
fleet at Scapa Flow. '
Final reply to Bulgaria's counter
proposals will be submitted Saturday.
The supreme council yesterday re
ceived official Information from allied
military and financial authorities that
Germany had violated several clauses
of the armistice. Penalties to be ex
acted have not yet been announced.
$1,071, 60. 55 or nearly 100,00 more
than any other previous year.
Ths amount of delinquent taxes In
Marion sounty for the year 191i Is
$63,493. In 1918, the delinquent taxes
for 1917 were $65,029. And in 117
the delinquent taxes for the previous
lyear wore $60,914.
The total amount of taxes collected
'this year up to October 5 are $1,018.-
114.52. Of this amount $300,900 was
received at the tax office in the court
house over a period of eight days be
tween September 27 and October 6.
More than 500,000 receipts have
been sent out by tax officials so lar to
residents In the county.