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'SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1919.
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EXPORT EMBARGO ON
ALL BITUMINOUS MI TABLE SESSION
Federal Officials Move to Pre
vent Domestic Shortage
The government today decided to place an embargo on
exportation of bituminous coal as a measure of conserva
tion. The next conservation move, should further steps be
necessary as a result of the coal strike, is expected to be
invocation of the priority plan. This would first affect
non-essential industries through denial of a full fuel sup
ply to them.
Plana were going forward in Wash
ington to include the coal strike in
questions to be taken up by the new
industrial conference suggested by
President Wilson to which most labor
organizations have already given ap
proval. Union officials generally claimed to
day that he strike was "100 per cent
effective." ' . .
Reports from important districts,
according to the miners' leaders show
ed no decrease from the number of
men out Saturday, the first day of the
strike. The operators had counted on
a large number returning today, be
lieving many who failed to report Sat
urday were observing religious holiday,
rather than striking. Most of the op
erators, however, refused to make any
estimate today on the number of strik
ers in their respective district.
Claim 400,000 Men Out.
A sharp alignment appeared to be
drawn betwen union and non-union
miners and indications were that de
spite union officials claims, practically
all non-union men were at work. On
this basis, . the number of strikers
would be close to 400,000.
Government officials continued to
watch sarply for any radical tendencies
. on the part of the Btrikers, but no dis
orders were reported. - . j
Court Action Fought, : 1
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 3. Leaders
of tsriking coal miners today concen
trated their efforts on fighting tho
legal battle, started by the govern
ment to interfere with the strike.
Attorneys, from the great bituminous
coal producing states, retained by dis
trict miners' organizations, were in
conference with Hffhry Warrum,,chief
counsel for the miners. They spent
the day making a thorough analysis of
the restraining order issued by Judge
A. B. Anderson, preventing union lead
ers from directing the strike.
Two plans of procedure were dis
cussed.. Two Plans Discussed,
First Taking the offensive by fil
ing a petition in the United States dis
trict court asking that the federal re
straining order be dissolved.
Second Remaining on the defensive
and awaiting the hearing on the peti
tion by the government for a tempo
rary injunction, scheduled for next
. Attorney Wamim stated, after the
conference, that nothing would be filed
in federal court until the latter part
the week, indicating the latter course
as the one decided upon.
State and City Elections
of Tuesday Have Bearing
On Presidential Election
Nov. 3. (United Press.)
was set today in four
states and numerous municipalities
. and judicial districts for elections to
morrow that will provide dress rehear-
sals for next year's presidential, sena-.
torlal, congressional and state contests,
The part labor and socialism, as well
as the "new vote" that of women and
first voting males will play in the
trend of political thought will be watch
ed with interest. ......
Chief among the political issues to
be settled at the polls tomorrow is the
Massachusetts gubernatorial contest.
In that sttae Governor Calvin Coolidga,
republican, is running for re-election
against Richard H. Long, democrat, a
shoe manufacturer, who was also Cool
idge's opponent at the last election.
Coolidge is making the race as a
"law and order" candidate his sup
porters using his record in fighting
Boston's police strike a main point for
his election. He is being fought by
the central labor union of Boston.
Poltical leaders say a victory for
Coolidge would mean he would become
a potiential figure in republican affairs
in the next presidential elections.
Next in importance to the Massachu
setts election is that in New Jersey
where Edward I. Edwards, democratic
candidate is running against Newton
A. K. Bugbee, republican, for govern
orship. The Issue In New Jersey is a
"wet' "and "dry" one, Edwards being
in favor of a liberal "wet" program
while Bugbee has been forced to as
'siime the "dry" end of the argument
In Kentucky, Governor James D.
Black, democrat, is engaged in a red
hot contest against Edwin P. Morrow,
. Washington, Nov. S. The house in
terstate commerce committee is now
debating the question of whether the
control of water carriers, including
coast wise ships, should be Included
in the railroad bill. -
Because of the necessity of passing
the legislation as soon as possible,
some members of the conference fav
or leaving the water carrier regula
tion problem until later.
Pacific Coast Opposed .
- San Francisco, Nov. 3. Following
the leadership of the San Francisco
chamber of commerce, shippers over
the entire Pacific coast are expected
to bombard coast members of con
gress with demands that they defeat
that portion of the -Esch-Pomerene
bill which would extend Jurisdiction
of the interstate commerce commis
sion over coast wldejShipplng.
"" Hundreds of -San Francisco ship
ping men are said to have wired or.
written to California congressmen
making this demand on the grounds
that if it becomes a law, the provis
ion would result in "virtual destruc
tion of all coast wise shipping enter
prise." Object to Red Tape
The chamber of commerce in a
statement declares that to subject
shipping to "delaying and hindering
rules of procedure of the I. C. C.
would so slow up and handicap operr
alions and give such an advantage to
freelance tramp steamers that the
owners of regular line vessels could
have no hope of successfully compet
ing in coast wise trade."
San Francisco, Nov. 3. The coast
steamers Celia and Daisy Putnam met
in collision during a heavy fog -today
off the heads. Neither was seriously
damaged. The Putnam continued to
wards Grays Harbor and the Celia,
lumber laden from Coos ' Bay, made
port here. '
Harry Nice, republican, is running
I a5ainst Albert c- Richtie- democrat,
I for the governorship In Maryland.
In New York tomorrow's contests
-i will be mainly judicial. The issue is
being fought between Tammany and
started when Charles F. Murphy, Tarn
jmany leader, refused to sanction re-
nomination of Supreme Court Justice
Newberger.' Other local contests are
those foi- president of the board of
aldermen, president of the 'Manhattan
borough, seven supreme court justices
and borough surrogates.
GAME RESERVE PLANS
ARE BLOCKED BY COURT
A decree restraining the stale Fish
and Game commission from purchas
tug a game reserve in Lane county
Known as the Itecldish Farm, was
handed down Monday by District
Judge Bingham. H. A. Holmes, rep
resenting the taxpayers of the state,
had filed suit against the commission
to prevent their expenditure of $7,680
for this farm. He alleged that there is
no law providing for the expenditure
of money for such farms.
A giant blast of six tons of TNT, set
off under Windy Point by contractor
on the McKenzie Pass highway. Is sata
to have been a complete failure.
BILL TO CONTRO
Thugs Beat and
Rob Priest On
Way to Sick Bed
Portland, Or., Not. S. Police
said today that they hope to ar
rest before night the two men
who beat and robbed tho Rev.
Father Cronin at his borne Sun
Portland, Or., Noy. 8. Leaving his
home Sunday morning in answer to
a parishioner's sick call, the Rev. Fa
ther William.; Cronin, pastor of All
Saints church, was severely beaten and
robbed by two thugs.
Ordered to throw up his hands, the
priest was hit over the head with a
club when he 'refused. Fleeing into
the house, Father Cronin was followed
by the robbers, whp gave him a severe
beating and robbed him of money and
Despite his wounds and dazed condi
tion, the priest, as. soon as the yeggs
left, proceeded to. the home of the
parishioner. The doctor, who was there
ordered Father Cronin to the hospital.
HON or 15
Washington, Nov. S (United Press)
Appointment of a commission made
up of fifteen representatives from as
many countries to make a world wide
probe of the unemployment question
was advocated here today by the inter
national labor conference.
The suggestion was made by Vis
count DeEza, head of the Spanish del
egation in a speech on the resoluno
providing for appointment of a com
mission to consider prevention of un
employment. "The question of unemployment,"
from the economic, social and legal
points of-view, should be thoroughly
examined," said DeEza, "and the In
vestigation should be wide, searching
and exhaustive. Plenty of time should
be given and the question gone into in
No action was taken on the sugges
tion. It will be considered when the
commission provided for in the pend
ing resolution is appointed.
The German delegation, which was
expected to arrive this morning, will
probably get here tomorrow. The con
ference, therefore, adjourned after a
brief session this morning until 2:30
The Brazilian and Argentian dele
gates are expected about the middle of
ALL IN READINESS
FOR ANNUAL DRIVE
OF RED CROSS HERE
Everything was in readiness today
for the Red Cross membership drive
to be carried on this week. According
to Mrs. A. J.-Rahn, chairman of the
roll call, the entire campaign will be
carried out fn accordance with a sys
The county and city have been di
vided into districts, and a captain
placed In charge of each division. A
corps of lieutenants will assist the
captains in covering their territories,
and bringing the drive to a speedy
close. A house to house canvass, and
a complete poll of the business sec
tion of town will be made by the
workers, and the returns sent in to
headquarters as soon as they are re
ceived. Charles Knowland is in charge
of the distribution, of posters, being
assisted by the boy scout troops of
the county. Mrs. Harry Hawkins is
managing the distribution of pamph
lets and literature for the Willamette
chapter, and Mrs. W. M. Hamilton is
In charge ot the returns. '
Laying emphasis upon the fact that
the Red Cross is considered of so
much importance that an entire ar
ticle of the league of nations is devot
ed to its future, the leaders 01 the
third roll call are beseeching the pub
llcjo do nil in its power to make the
campaign a success. Lust year Marion
county enrolled 15,000 members, and
it is the aim of the committees in
fharge to re-enlrst these and recruit
ns many additional persons as possi
ble. The drive has been assured of
the hearty support of the T. M. C. A.
Xnights of Columbus, American Le
gion and a number of prominent fra
ternal organizations, and the leaders
are confident that Armistice day. will
mark the close of a successful cam
paign. The Lantern, official paper of Pen
dleton high school, appeared last Fri
day, full of live news stories and ex
Calling Of New Industrial Con
ference Being Considered
Following Railway Brother
Washington, Nov. 3 HUnited Press)
Calling of a new: industrial confer
ence was under consideration by Pres
ident Wilson and other government of- j
ficlals today, following the proposals
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers that . "an industrial commis
sion" bet set up in Washington to set
tle capltal-and labo disputes.
; Wilson ' and other officers of the
government, it was understood, hold
the opinion that an industrial code
must be drawn up and subscribed to by
the workers and employers, else man
serious strikes will come in the trail of
the steel and coal walkouts .and with
no liaison between labor and the cap
italists, the situation will become stead
ily acute and interference with produc
tion more widespread;
Fresh Start Sought.
Since the original industrial confer
ence dissolved after having split on
the question of collective bargaining,
the president has been considering
calling another, to make a fresh start.
His list of delegates, it was learned,
is partly made up. The proposal of
the railway gives him the opportunity
to act. .
The suggestion of the locomotive en
"As a remedy for the present tur
bulent conditions we suggest that im
mediate steps be taken to assemble at
Washington an industrial commission
that will recognize the rights of all
citizens and is not pledged to oppose
collective bargaining, as this is a time
for deliberate action oft .the part of all
concerned in a peaceful solution of the
Coal Strike First, '
While such an organization's prime
object woud be the drafting of an
Industrial code acceptable to both sides
government officials believe that one
of the first concrete problems to be
put before it will be the settlement of
the coal strike.
It was learned that In proposing the
new conference the railway men had
in mind their own demands, which are
at present before Rail Director Hines.
His reply will be submitted to the rail
way unions membership, for a strike
POLICE SEEK YOUTH
AND MISSING MOTOR
Sheriff Needham and local authori
ties were looking today for a man
namej Brooks, age about ,19 years.
who is said to have left the employe
of G. B. Hovender, Hubbard, Satur
day and took an auto belonging to Mr.
Hovender with him.
Hovender had employed Brooks and
when ho returned from a business trip
he found Brooks and the car gone.
: Brooks Is described as having red
hair,' a pompadore, weighing 140
pounds and being 6 feet 8 inches tall.
The auto Is a Studebaker, bearing Ore
gon license No. 35342.
FIGURES SHOW GREAT
Figures showing that the population
of Marlon county Is growing rapidly
and that a great many more realty
transfers are taking place, were made
known today by County Recorder Mil
dred ."Robertson Brooks. In April,
1909, the report shows $871.80 in busi
ness was done by that office. In
March, 1914, $970.15 was done, and
in October, this year, the greatest
amount of business in the history of
the office $1020.50 was done.
This work Is being carried on by
Mrs. Brooks, with only three assist
ants. Miss Helen Savage, Mrs. Vera
Webb and Mrs. J. P. Read.
BANK AT KARRISBURG
DYNAMITED BY YEGGS
Eugene, Or., Nov. 3. The vaults of
the First National bank at Harrisburg
were dynamited by robbers last night
They were unable to blow open the
safe, however, . and had to content
themselves with robbing safety de
Bank officials stifled today the
amount stolen Is small, the evact sum
secured being unknown.
Sheriff Stickels believes the job was
done by amateurs.
Olcott Opens Pathway to
Def i n ite Court Decision
On GovernorsOff iceTerm
,' Secretary of State Olcott declared this morning that,
following the advice contained in the opinion prepared by
Attorney General Brown, Saturday, the office of govern
or would not be included in the official certification of of
ficers to be voted on at the
This "expressed Intention not to per
form the act" eliminates any excuse
for a delay In Instituting mandamus
proceedings in an effort to secure a
more definite court decision on. the
status of the governorship should "any
citizen and voter" of the state so de
sire. - .
: "In order . that this matter may
reach an early determination at the
hands of the supreme court I will see
that the work of preparing the state
ment for certification to the county
clerks is started at oncel" said Secre
tary Olcott. "I am advised by the at
torney general that under the court
decisions as they now stand I can do
but one thing as secretary of state,
and that is to omit the office of gov
ernor from the certification. I hope
to see this matter cleared up as soon
as possible, so that if there is a gov
ernor to be elected in 1920 the court's
decision will come down sufficiently
early to clarify the situation -for all
concerned. I take It that the action in
preparing the certification with the
EGGS SKY HIGH.
San Francisco, ' Nov. 3.
Eggs at 1 a dozen appeared
in retail stores today after
quotations on the exchange
boosted the wholesale price to
89 cents. Some eggs sold at 95c.
PRIME MINISTER IS
REPORTED AS DEAD
Washington, Nov. .8. The state de
partment was advised that Count Te
rauchl, former prime minister of Ja
pan, died at noon today.
Terauchl, field marshal and former
premier, was first reported dead on
October 20. The report was officially
made by his physicians, who then
gave him camphor fumes as a pre
cautionary measure. These fumes re
vived him, much to their surprise,
and he grew strong enough to . take
Before he was revived, the hearse
was ordered and visits of condolence
were paid. The honor of Marquis was
post humously conferred upon him at
that time. His obluary was printed In
After Terauchl was revived mess
ages of condolence continued to come
in, greatly to the annoyance of his
PHONE GIRLS GET RAISE
San Francisco, Nov. 3. Telephone
girlBtoday rcelved notice that they
would receive wage increases of $1 a
week, retroactive to November 1. No
tices to this effect sere posted In all
the local exchanges today. This raises
the minimum wage to $13 a week and
the maximum, after five years service,
BUSINESS MEN TO INSIST
ON KEEPING EXTR A COPS
Any action that the city council
may take tonight at its meeting to re
tard the growth of the police depart
ment will be fought by the business
men of the city. This was obvious to
day at noon when 35 business men
gathered at the regular weekly lunch
aon at the Commercial club and vot
ed to send a delegation to the eounVI
tonight for tho purpose of blocking
any attempt of the' council to revoke
the recent appointment of two new
policemen. Business men representing
industrial plants of the city were ap
pointed In the body.
It was made plain at the meeting
that the Business Men's league will
have no part In the alleged movement
to recall Mayor Wilson. Their only in
terest In the affair, It was Indicated,
is to see to It that the city gets prop
er police and otner protection.
Debate on the question of sending
a delegation to the council tonight be
came quite heated when Thomas B.
Kay cautioned care on the part of
the business men in taking up the po
"Before you go up tlrere with a
chip on your shoulder to make the
council do this and that you'd better
consider he fact that there are other
piople here besides the business men.
Are you considerate of what the tax
payers want in this matter?"
Kay attacked the . "sentimental
judges" and "sentimental charity
workers" for the advent of so much
crime in the state, when he spoke in
reply to a statement made by Wulter
Denton that the police1-were request
ed to cope with a crime wave expect
ed this winter. He flayed Denton, say-
ing he was "too belligerent," and ad
general election m 1920.
office of governor omitted will pave
the way for any citizen and voter to
start proceedings In mandamus ' at
once. ' i' i
"It is my personal wish that such
action be taken." 1
With this statement as a pretext the
way is now open, six months in ad
vance of the date of the primary elec
tion, for the institution of mandamus
proceedings in order to compel the In
clusion of the office of governor in
the official certification to be forward
ed by the secretary of state's office to
the clerks of the various counties In
the state. '
: "It Is the desire of this office that
every opportunity 'be given to thor
oughly test this question if there is any
citizen of the state so minded," de
clared Governor Olcott this morning in
explanation of his prompt action In
following, out the. advise of Attorney
General Brown in declaring his inten
tion to omit, the office of governor
from the official certification. -
INTO STRIKE AREAS
CONTINUES IN EAST
Denver, Colo., Nov. 3. (United
Press.) With ten mlntes already un
der protection of state troops, Gov
ernor Shoup today ordered additional
guardsmen to all the principal mines
In the southern Colorado coal fields.
Nine of the nineteen mines operated
by the Colorado Fuel & Iron company
onened today with troops protection
I Thirty-two per - cent of the normal
working force was on the job, the com
pany announced. .j
Sa Diego, Cal., Nov. 3. -One com
pany, composed of five officers and
110 men are speeding to the Utah coal
fields from Camp Kearny today. They
left yesterday. Other troops are held
In readiness to leave at a moment's
notice if needed.
Gallup, N. W., Nov, 8 A squadron
of the Eighth United States cavalry
arrived here today for duty in case of
disorders in the New Mextdo coal fields
Governor Larrozolo requested the
troops. . ...
Gompers To Exert "Best
Efforts" To End Strike
New York. Nov. 3. Samuel
Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor
said here today that he will
$ use "his best efforts to bring
about a satisfactory settlement
of the strike of the coal min-
ers." He refused to stats
whether he had already taken
I steps to help end the strike or
to discuss his plans. . $
vised that he "go careful", in "civic
Denton had charged the opposition
to the police force enlargement to
"petty personalities," and said that he
regretted that they should stand In
the way of the desires of the busi
ness men of the city. He said:
"If the business men want this sort
of action It is high time that they
place the reigns into the hands of
those who do business in petty per
sonalities. I'll step down and out af
ter I have accomplished what I be
lieve is right 'for Salem."
Denton frequently has been asso
ciated with movements for the better
ment of Salem.
Several business men made short
talks on -phases of their factories,
stores and businesses.
During the debate on sending the
delegation to the council William
Hamilton, district manager for the P.
It. L. & P. company, said that it "is
a shame that Salem business men take
so little interest in the affairs of the
city council." He advised every man
present to attend meetings of the
council "that they might get first
hand information on city affairs."
Dr. F. L. Utter, chairman ot the
council police committee, said toduy
that he has received many calls from
prominent citizens asking that the ac-.
tion of the council in appointing two
new policemen be sustained. They
ask this In the Interest of protection
for the city, Dr. Utter said.
Seven thousand farm record books
Mibllshed by Oregon Agricultural col
lege have been ordered by 35 banks of
the state. -
Ministration Forces YEl
Seek To Force Bafe Ca
final Passage Or Rejection ,
Last Of This Week.
Washington, Nor. .3. (United
Press.) Efforts to fix a time to
voting on the peace treaty failed '
In the senate today.
Proposals by Senator Lodge for 1
a vote on November 12 were re
jected by Senator Hitchcock,
whose suggestion for a vote this
week was, in turn, opposed by
Washington, Nov. 3. -Administra
tion forces today decided to ask: for
a final vote on the peace treaty on
Thursday, Nov. 6.
young wouia De continued under
this proposal until the following Sat- t
urday at 6 p.' m. when, if no resolu-
tion ot ratification had received the '
necessary two thirds vote, other bus-
The proposal was drafted at the
meeing of the democratic steering
committee today and will be put up
to republicans in the senate at the
first opportunity, Senator Hitchcock '
said. .j '
Would Cut Debate ;
The tentative agreement to be of
fered by Hitchcock has six clauses,
as follows: ...;. ' . . - ,'
The senate to meat each day at 11
o'clock and no senator to speak more,
than once or longer than 15 minutes.
on eacn pending question. .
All amendments to the treaty to be
voted on at today's session.
Tomorrow and Wednesday to be
given over to consideration of reser
vations. . . - . -
If it receives the- necessary two
thirds vote the president shall be no- -
tified. .::. ' - .'
. Last Ballot Saturday
1 If it does not receive the required .
majority, Frlday'ana Saturday to be
given, over to consideration, of other
resolutions and ratification proposed
by the minority of the senate forelga
Individual resolutions may be vot
ed upon the same day if the commit
tee resolutions fall. If no such resolu
tion receives the necessary two thirds
majority It shall there upon be In or
der for any senator to move to take
up the railroad bill or any other bus
iness and this question shall be de
cided without discussion.
Democratio members of the foreign
relations committee sat , with th
steering committee at the meeting at
which this program was agreed upon.
Steel Strikers At Canton
Rock Back To Former Jobs
Canton, Ohio, Nov. 3. The steel
strike here was at end today. All for
mer employes of the Stark romng mm
,T,mfnH tr work. The Canton Sheet
Steel company has been running full
force for some time and tooay tne uni
ted Alloy Steel company, the largest
steel plant In Canton, reported a full
force at work, with more men apply
ing than can be taken care of.
pde:fe-afrom (Jt.RfIkfr..-m - it 78
Money to Young
New York, Nov. 3. (United
Press.) Wante'd: A young la
dy twenty years old, marriage
able and a daughter of the
common people whose conduct
and family virtues make her
deserving of the annual inter
est on $10,000.
This, virtually, Is one of the
provisions of an unusual will
offered for probate today. The
only other provision is that the
exemplary young lady shall re
side in Providence, R. I. The
question of beauty is not ini
will Is that of Count
Bainottl of Turin, Italy,
who died several times a mil
lionaire last March. In the
course of his diplomatic career
in this county he met and mar
ried Miss Carrie M. Brown,
daughter of Nicholas" Brown of
Providence 2. whoso family
founded Brown university.
Upon the mayor of Provi
dence, according to the will,
shall rest the duty of the Judge
who annually is to decide what
young lady in that community
best deserves the bequest.