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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS
DN TRAINS AND NEWS
STANDS FIVE CENTS
CALL, IS CLAIM
Practii;ly the Entire Union
Metti$gr$hip Out; No
Union leaders claimed
two tmrds ot the bituminous coal miners m the country,
had responded to the strike call, effective last midnight.
xnis rigure represents practically
the entire union membership. ' The
operators generally made no estimate
of the number of men out in their
respective districts. In the few in
stances where they did, their figures
wexe much lower than union claims,
though in one or two. cases the rival
Lenders Cannot Act.
Although officials of the United
Mine Workers were technically re
strained from directing the strike by
the restraining order Issued yesterday
in the Indianapolis federal court, the
miners apparently were sufficiently
instructed to initiate the strike with
out further orders today.
The latest step in government coal
distribution was the appointment by
Rail Director, Hines of committees to
take charge of this work in the eight
regional railway districts, with head
quarters in New York, Boston, Phil
adelphia, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Cleve
land Chicago and St, Louis.
Federal troops were mobilized at
strategic points, ready to act immed
iately in case of any" disorder.
The unions claimed more than 100,
000 miners walked out in the Pitts
burgh and Clearfield districts of west
ern Pennsylvania. Operators counter
ed with the claim that 40,000 non
union miners in the Connellsville re
gion remained at work.
Other union claims were:
Central Illinois districts, 80,000 out;
Kansas districts, 12,000 out; OMo and
West Virginia districts, 45,000 to 50,-
000 out; Maryland district, 4,000 to I
10,000 out; Southern Illinois and Mis-1
souri districts, 31,500 out; Southern S '
Indiana, "practically all out"; Cam- .Chicago, Nov. 1. (United Tress.)
bria, Pennsylvia county, nearly 15,000 Army officerB of the central depart
out; Alabama, 20,000 , out; eastern nient today said troops were ready for
Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky quick departure to any trouble zone.
17,500 out; Punxsutawney district, Aside fr.im the dispatch of a provision
Pennsylvania, 9(000 out; Wheeling, W. al battalion to Hunting, V..Va., yes
Va., district. 17,000 out. torday, no movements were reported.
Many Fields Hit ' ' Unofficial repot ts were that guards-
Tthens, Ohio, district, 8,000 out ad- men in several states wore newly arm
Joining counties, 1,000. ed and provisioned and ready for
Taylorville, III., district 7,500 out; strike duty. Indiana militia, on dutv
Peoria. 111., district 8,000 out;' Brazil Vi the Calumet steel strike district here
Ind., 1,000 out. for the past month, were to depart to-
Vanderburgh county. Ind., 4,000 day. It was said unofficially the coin-
out; Oklahoma fields, 8,000 out;
t-nrisiopher, in., district, 3,000 out;
Williamson county, Illinois, 8,000 out.
j own neius, one nunurecl percent"
(possibly 14,000) out; Macoupin coun-
iv. ...nin.n. i out; Menton, Illinois,
11,553 out,' Belleville, 111., 10,500 out.,
i BY DIRECTORIES
Washington, Nov. i. Committees
to take charge of coal distribution in
the eight regional railroad districts
have been appointed by Rail Director
Hines, it was announced at the rail-
load administration today.
The committees will have headquar-
ters at Boston, New York, Philadel-
phia, Aalanta, Pittsburgh, Cleveland,
Chicago and St. Louis. Fuel Adminis-
trator Garfield will have a representa-
tlve on each committee.
Personnel of the ctmmittoes was not
announced, but It was said they would
be operating officials and Garfield's
Appointment of the committees fol- ,
lowed orders turning over to Hines tho '
function of the old fuel administration
In distributing coal during the strike. !
The committees will make distribu-
tion under a priority list issued by
Hines several days ago. ' ...
jxo aisoraers necessitating use of
troops had been reported at the war today appointed by Will H. Bennett,
department this morning. Secretary state superintendent of banks, to be
Baker left for Pittstown, Pa., where, assistant bank examiner. Increased
it was stated, he was to plant a mem- calls upon the time of the examiners,
orial tree and lay a cornerstone. His together with the difficulty experienc
trip had nothing to do with strike dis- ed in retaining a full staff of examin
tribution of troops, it was declared. ers is responsible for this latest ad
i dltion to the superintendent's field
rT foi,.J D n.nf Ail!r forpe, which is made under authority
rue UiUSFO By lcISCUYe of the state law which permits the
n.. n..v A II, employment of three examiners and
Fire, believed to have been caused
by a defective chimney, late Inst, night
wrought considerable damage to the
home of Mrs. J. Orr. 12th and Union
streets. The upper portion of the home
and the roof were destroyed,
Mrs. Ortk when the fire broke -ut.
rescued her two younger children
from their bedroom just as the
flames knowed their way through its
ceiling. The tots were taken in their
bed-clothes to a neighbor's house
while the ffremen battled the flames.
that nearly 400.000 men. orlRaee and myself,- he said this mom
New York, Nov. 1. Colonel James
P. Bell, commander in chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, died to
day at his home in Brooklyn.
Columbus, Ohio. Nov. 1. Captain
Daniel M. Hall, of Columbus, senior
vice-commander in chief of the G. A,
R.,' succeeds Colonel James D. Eell,
who died In Brooklyn today as com
mander in chief of the organization.
Captain Hall announced today that
tho national headquarters of the G. A.
R. would be removed to Columbus.
TO HELP REGULARS
IN KEEPING ORDER
panies will be held in readiness for
coal strike developments,
Colorado troops were reported mo-'i
bflizlng. Illinois cuardsmen can be
assembled within six hours. Adjutants
of other states reported their men
ready for quick action. ,
Regulars Ordered Out.
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 1. (United
Press.) The third battalion of the
Second infantry has been ordered to
report at Camp Sherman, Ohio, not
later than Wednesday, military offi
cials at Camp Dodge, where the unit
Is now stationed announced today.
Camp authorities professed to be ig
norant of the reason for the troop
movement. The battalion's strength is
estimated at 200 men.
- Oklahoma Prepares,
Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov. 1.
Movement of state troops toward the
coal fields for strike duty began today.
By Sunday every coar field in the Oltla-
homa mining district will be occupied
by gardsmen. More than two thou-
sand national , guardsmen assembled
throughout the state last night follow-
'ng the general order of mibilization Is-
sued by Governor Robertson late yes-
TO BANK EXAMINER
; Stanley L. Stewart, formerly with
the Citizens bank of -Portland, was
an assistant examiner.
Patents to 8,000 Acres Of
Land Sought By Company
The desert land board has been
asked by the Walker Basin Irrigation
comapny to take the necessary step
toward securing patents to 8000 acres
of Carey act land Included in the pro
ject which have now, been developed.
The project which lies near Lupine,
in Deschutes and Klamath counties,
comprises some 27,000 acres.
Race Turns Kid
for Night; Cops
None the Wiser
Kids will be kids, but sometimes old
men and women get the childish habit
Last night, as witches and goblins
resigned over the countryside, Karl
Race, police judge and city recorder,
with Mrs. Race, donned flowing robes
and armed with jack o' lanterns and
candy and nick-nacks, sneaked from
house to house in Yew Park and
played the most "kiddish" pranks.
He denied that he soaped windows,
or that he played noisy tunes with tick
tacks on his neighbors windows. In
fact, this morning, he wouldn't make I
any direct statements as to what he
One thing unfortunate about Mrs.
ng, "is that we were kids once, and we
No repcrt had been received by po
lice yet today of a gray-haired man act
ing' strangely In the Yew Tark dis
trict, so the recorder was chuckling
contentedly this morning.
October Day In
Oregon's Boldest snap for October in
14 years occurred this past month
when the mercury dropped to 19 de
grees above zero on the night of the
This unusual wave of coldness
struck the Willamette valley as the tail
of the cold snap which has just pass
ed over eastern Oregon and other
rorthwestern states. While no great
damage -resulted from the frosts on the
25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, late vege
tables, tomatoes and grapes suffered
severely and the gathering of the re
maining apple crop was hastened con
Not only is October of this year un
usully cold but it is also the driest of
all the October months since 1907. The
total precipitation for October of this
year was 1.42 inches and .86 inches for
October of 1A07.
Although there has been but little
rainfall all except 9 days of the month
hav5 been cloudy or partly so and
when old Sol did appear at his best he
raised the iperoury to 77 degrees, the
highest the mercury has registered for
October since this month in 1913.
CITY SCHOOLS JOIN
FOR BETTER SPEECH
The week, beginning next Monday,
will be devoted in all Salem schools to
the betterment of individual speech.
The movement is nation-wide and is
designed for the purpose of improving
the speech of the nation, encouraging
simplicity and correctness of speech,
rather than tho 'mincing' o words and
utter disregard for English diction.
A rousing assembly at the hrg
school under the direction of Princi
pal J. C. Nelson, during the movement
for better speech will be advanced, will
be held Monday. Another assembly,
Planned to be larger than the one of
Monday, will be held Wednesday. The
senior English classes, led" by Miss
Maeleay, will present a short play,
The Trial of the Man Who Murdered
the King's English." Other features
intended to encourage the correct use
of English will be part of the enter
tainment. This same program will be
epeated Thursday nt 2:30 p. m. by the
high school, at which the junior high
schools of the city will be guests.
The campaign Will be carried on
during the week in the city schools,
led by Miss Edna Sterling, head of
the English department of the high
school, and Miss Margaret Cosper, as
sistant superintendent of the high
CAPTAIN HARDY, OLD
TIME SAILOR, PASSES
Portland, Nov. 1. Captain William
H. Hardy, last survivor of the Perry
expedition to Japan,' died here this
morning. He was 83 years old. Hardy
was one of the much loved and pic
tureque figures about Portland for
many years, his patriotism being
shown throughout the war period by
his participation in alt the loan drives
and recruiting campaigns.
Effort Being Made To Put
Water Case In State Hands
TT. W. Potter, secretary nfhe jttfife
J water board was in Lakeview, Lake
county. Friday representing the board
at the hearing before the circuit court
in an attempt to reopen the matter of
the adjudication of the waters of the
The original adjudication of these
waters by the state water board was
completely upset by a decision of the
Lake county circuit court in 1916, on
an appeal by the Chewaukan -cattle
company; The state water board.
Union Officials Refrain From
Action Which Might Be
Construed As Violation Of
Court Restraining Order.
. By J. t. O'SulUvan
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 1. De
prived of the guidance and leadership
of their officials by 'federal court or
der, bituminous coal miners of the na
tion officially opened their war for
higher wages and shorter hours at
12:01 a. m, today.
i The. strike called the entire mem
bership of the United Mine Workers
of America, 351,687,' to lay down their
Only enough men for protection of
mine prope'rty were ordered by the
union to remain at work.
Leaders Are Careful.
Union officials were at work In
their headquarters here practically all
night. No statements were made, us
the nines s' heads 0"Idontly believed
thiu anv anmunceriout igarding the
progress of the strike might be inter
preted as violation of the restraining
order. : .
Miners attorneys ' were preparing
for appearance before Federal Judge
Anderson a week from today, when a
bearing on issuancj of a temporary iu-
MT.ction will be tir-ld.
Union heads belteVtd that the strike
w uld "carry rn', "vith ini:iuct'0n8
new issued and further, orders would
not be necessary from general head
quarters. Practically all union affairs
are controlled by locals the self gov
eminent system in efect.
Federal Agents Watcli
Department of Justice agents today
were clotely watching for viol it ion of
the restraining order.
It is believed by the miners that the
fight will be short and they eNpect
victory before it becomes necessary
for men to receive outside aid. The
$15,000,000. strike fd- is Ued. ap ty
the restraining order. :.
Cops Fear Worst
When Scream and
Gunning Is Heard
Thoughts, of a brutal killing, a kid
napping, or what nonfilled the mind
ot Patrolmen "Victor and Branson
last night as they sped with all the
haste they could muster to a point
near 1631 Market street. " ' .
At 11:45 a report came to police
headquarters that a woman had been
heard to scream, and that mlnglod
with this eerie cry was the resonant
bang of a pistol &hot.
A thorough Investigation in the
neighborhood failed to disclose any
of the gruesome thlngB that the po
lice had feared. They do not believe,
however, that the cry and pistol shot
were inspired by any pranks of young
The Silverton Sunday school dis
trict convention will open Sunday at
one o'clock with a song service ana
the following program:
Addi-ess. "The Boy Problem. By
Ray Atlebery of Willamette univer
Address, '"Teacher s Training," by
. Address, "Does it Pay?" by Dr.
?rank M. Brown.
Quartet by the choir of the Scotts
Mills Friends church.
Addess, by Rev. Leland Porter of
he First Christian church of Salem.
Address, "Parents Relations to the
Sunday school," by Kev. Ingalls of
he Silverton Methodist church.
CLARK TAKES STAND
IN HIS OWN DEFENSE
Eugene, Or., Nov. 1. Martin Clark,
charged with the murder of diaries
Taylor on Scott Mountain last summer,
will be placed on the wtiness stand In
his own behalf today. Martin and Tay
lor were out hunting when Taylor was
The state closed Its case last night
with expert testimony to prove that
the bullet that killed Taylor came from
the gun of Clark, the peculiar mark
ings on the shells found nearby cor
reRponding to the shells used by Clark
and made by a defect in the breechlock
of the gun he carried.
IIAItDIXG HKIiO FOR PRESIDENT
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 1. Resolu
tions adopted by the republican state
1 central and advisory committees here
'endorsed United States Senator War-
iren G. Harding for re-nomination and
also for the republican presidential
1 88,000 ACRfS OP FARM
LAND IN COUNTY SET TO
FIELDS AND ORCHARDS
That there are 188,850 acres In Mar
ion county producing agricultural and
horticultural products is shown In a
statement Issued today by the state
tax commission. According to the state
ment there are 4456 farms in the coun
ty, representing a total of 324,505
The greater number of acres are be-.
ing used in the growing of oats, the
statement shows. Winter wheat is
taking the next place; and loganberries
and prunes come In for many acres.
The statement, showing the number of
acres devoted to eaoh enterprise, fol
Winter wheat, 35,255; spring wheat.
12,435; oats, 64,413; barley, 1967; rye,
2590; corn,. 9664; clover, 9165; alfalfa,
175; wild or marsh hay, 1202; other
hay crops, 25,696; potatoes, 5768; oth
Hold Record for
Salem's police hold the
state's record for the recov
ery of stolen machines. Since
the first of the year 23 ma
chines have been reported lost
to the police, and in every in
stance they have been recov
ered. The greatest part of the -machines
lost were stolen, and
in their recovery the thieves
apprehended and released by
the machine owners or prose
cuted. Many of these machines be
longed in other towns outside
of Salem. But police here,
acting upon information from
other authorities, have In ev-.
ery case recovered the stolon
REPLY TO DEMANDS
Washington, Nov. 1. President L.
E. Sheppard of the Union of Railway
Conductors said today he will order
a referendum vote Immediately upon
receiving the answer of Rail Director
Hines to the demands of the conduc
tors for wage Increase.
The conductors' union is one of the
fourteen railroad unions whose mem
bers are threatening to strike unless
their demands are met.
Answer Expected Soon,
Hines early next week is expected to
give an answer to the conductors and
the railway trainmen.
This reply, It is assumed, will be In
dicative of Hines' attitude towards the
demands of all railroad unions which
Sheppard says are acting in concert.
A strike of railroad workers might
involve nearly two million men before
settlement, it was estimated here to
day. Strike Fund Large.
Strike funds, which have been in
creased yearly by nearly all the rail
road unions, now total millions, It was
The Brotherhood of Railroad Train
men alone has a fund of $1,500,000 ac
cording to President W. O. Lee,
"We have about $500,000," said
The Brotherhood of Locomotive En-
glners and the Brotherhood of Firemen
each is understood to have a fund
greater than that of the trainmen. '
HG TO CONTINUE
Springfield, 111., Nov. 1. W. A
Brewerton, ' president of the Sanga
mon Coal Mining company, which op
erates a large mine near this city, to
day received orders from tho quar
termaster general to work his mine
and fill government contracts.
ISreweion read the telegram to his
miners, but they refused to continue
work.. It is understood Brewerton has
asked the county officials for pro
tection should the government send
in troops and men to work the mine.
"I have gone the' limit," Brewerton
declared, "It Is now up to the gov
ernment to furnish the miners and
Week Passes Wthout Fatal
Accident Being Reported
No fatality was reported to the
state Industrial accident commission
during the week ending October 30
Total number of accidents reported
was 488 of which 469 were subject to
provisions of the compensation act, 13
were from firms and corporations
which have rejected the act and six
were from public utilities not subject
iu uio uwiuviioatiuii law.
er root crops, 472; field peas, 65; field
beans, 620; other crops, 310S; apples
trees bearing, 2124; apples non-bearing,
507; cherry trees bearing, 12;
cherry trees non-bearing, 456; peach
trees bearing, 319,; peach trees non
bearing, 44; pear trees bearing, 433;
pear trees hon-bearing, 191; prune
trees bearing, 6611; prune trees non
bearing, 1695; walnut trees bearing,
257; walnut trees non-bearing, 421 f
loganberries, 1922; blackberries and
raspberries, 324; strawberries, 3861
other fruits and nuts bearing, 97; oth
er fruits and nuts non-bearing, 61.
It is of interest to note that walnut
growing has taken such an extensive
hold in the county. With 257 acres
of land devoted to this crop, Marion
county is in front rank in this activity
in the state. '
RACE TO BEDSIDE
Funeral services for Mrs, Mildred
Georgia Denison, 33, wife of Charles
K. Denison, who died at her home at
the west end of Court street last night,
will be held at the chapel of the Webb
& Clough undertaking company, Court
and High streets, at 2:30 p. m. Sun
day. Rev. Porter of the Christian
church will offlcate. .
Mrs. Denison, who has resided In this
city since she was 14 years of age,
leaves her husband, a brother, Lloyd
Lucas, Belllngham, Wash., and her
parents', Mr. nnd Mrs. Harry Lucas,
In hurry to the bedside of Mrs. Den
ison before she died at 7 o'clock last
night, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas, In a ma
chine driven by V. L. Drager, narrow
ly escaped death when their machine
was thrown from the road six miles
north of Salem. According to Mr.
Drager, who reported the accident to
the poiine, 'there was a, pile of lumber
barricading a1 bridge, In which the
speding machine plunged, ' narrowly
averting a tragedy, as a deep ditch lay
Just ahead of the auto when It stop
ped. . Mr. Drager sajd that he en
countered throe other obstructions In
the road on the way to Salem. It is
believed that the planks were thrown
across the highway ' by - Hallowe'en
THANKFUL TO "KIDS"
With the coming of daylight this
nornlng and the return to police head
quarters of the "cops," who, all night.
patrolled the city In search of prank
sters, it was found that but little dam
age had ben done in the city. Nothing
more serious than the tipping of wood
plies, the removal of sheds from prem
ises' and the transporting of wagons
to remote sections of Salem so fat
have been reported as occurlng dur
ing the night.
Police reports show that the 'ghosts'
and 'spooks' were' only abroad for a
short while last night. . It was reported
that everything was quiet by 12 o'clock
Several irate citizens came to police
headquarters this morning and asked
that something be done toward repari
tion for soaping their windows and
rousing the households with 'tick-
tacks,' but Chief Varncy, who was also
a victim of boyish pranks last night,
advised them to smile and forget It.
Chief Varney Is much pleased with
the outcome of the Hallowe'en Jubilee.
This morning he said that he would
gladly issue an open letter of thanks
to the "kids" of the cty for their ex
pediency In handling affairs last night.
Carnegie 9; Allegheny 0.
Syracuse 13; Brown 0. i
Lafayette 21; Cornell 2.
Georgia 0; Auburn 7. (Called end
second period, rain.)
Lehigh 0; Pittsburgh 13.
Columbia 0; Union 0.
Penn 0; Penn State 10.
Sfu'a 13; Brown 0,
Minnesota 19; Wisconsin 0.
Illinois 10; Chicago 0.
West Vlriglna 25; Princeton 0.
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Military Overlordship Was
- Maintained Because Popu
lace Desired It, Von Beih-man-HoIIweg
' By Coal D. Groat
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Berlin, Oct. 31. "Military overlord
ship was maintained because tha Ger
man people themselves wanted It."
This charge was dramatically mad
tonight by Dr. Theobold Von Beth-mann-Holhveg,
former chancellor, dur
Ing a hearing of the relchstag commit
tee investigating the war. The grim,
old diplomat, who has been testifying
in a low montone, suddenly raised his
voice to a shout as he flung this ac
cusation at the committee, pounding
a table with his fist the while.
"There was a good part of the peo
ple who demanded unrestricted sub
marine warefare," he said. "They be
lieved it meant sure victory. An over
whelming portion of the press had the
same Idea while a majority of the reieb
stag was for it." r- -
Von Hollweg placed the burden ot
prolongation of the war equally on the
German people and Field Marshal Von
Hindenburg. "The kaiser was not In
position, even if he desired, to resist
Von Hindenburg," he declared.
The former chancellor said Presi
dent Wilson's mediation offer in D-
cember, 1916, was Ignored because the
military command feared he was vic
timized by the entente, who would turn
his offer to their own account..
WAY THROUGH FIRE
Al GAS IN SHAFT
Amsterdam, Ohio," Nov, 1. With,
the recovery of two bodies from the
burning Youghlogheny and Ohio Coal
company mine here, rescue forces
worked desperately today to clear the
mine of gas and debris in the hope
of saving the lives of twenty men be
lieved Imprisoned further under
ground. They have been there
hours. . ; : '
"Uncle Jimmy" Gray, 47," foreman,
was found In a Bitting posture, pick
grasped in one hand. Ho was stricken
while throwing up a barrier of eurth
and coal against the gases. The bar
rier was partly completed, t
A few feet away was the body of m. .
foreign miner. He leaves a widow and,
In the face of asphyxiating vapors,
fire and danger of cave-Ins, the res
cuers worked unceasingly ajl nifiht
and finally punched their way through
the tons of rock and coal which block
ed their way through the shaft. Hoav
clouds of gas and the dying fire stfll
bar their way to the inner recesses of
AT CPHAO! Qli
The Hallowe'en social and get-together
meeting at the Kclzer school
house last night was one of the most
largely attended and Interesting events
ever held In that community. A de
lightful supper was served by the la
dles of the community and the amuse
ments provided for both young and
old added much to the success of the
evening's enjoyment. Rev. Bernard
Brewster, the new pastor, presided.
The Misses Irma Keefer and Mabel
Dreyer played the piano. The program,
was as follows:
Solo "Dear Old Pal of Mine"
Rev. M. P. Blcnklnshop
Mr. Blankinshop sang "Dreaming" as
on encore. -
Readings Mrs. Sidney W. Hall
Solo ........."The Flight of Ages'
Duet "Larboard Watch"
Blenklnshop and Bates
Solo ..."The Fishers of St. Ives
Alfred Bates ;
Address Rev. S. W. Hall
Solo ..........."Lazy John"