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Man Who Fired On Patrol
Guard Near Centralia Last
Night Escapes Searchers;
Thought Surrounded Once.
Body Of Man Lynched Tues
day Night Dragged Through
Streets And Denoted In
Cell For Other I. W. W. To
Ccntrnllii, Wash., Nov. 1.1. The
body r I ho alleged I. AV. V.
lynched nfui' the Armistice day
murders, now identified ns that
of Wesley Everest, was loaned Into
n truck In front of the city jail
liero tills iifternoon.
Six alleged I. V. W. prisoners
were led from the jail under heavy
guard mid were taken with the
Iwidy to tlie pollers' field, where
they were compelled to ills the
Krnve nnd hury It.
Centrnllii, Wash.. Nov. 13.
The mini who fired on George
l'avton, niemlier of the patrol on
guard duty between Centralia
and C'lichnlls, nnd who was be
lieved to hnvo been surrounded,
with capture certain, made lils
This word was brought to Centra
lia at 9 o'clock by members of tho
poBso which attempted to capture the
would be slayer of Poxton. . ,
It has been learned that five or six
(hots were fired at Pnxton nnd that
one of them passed through the
- Pnxton, a volunteer guard, was not
hit by the bullet. He returned the firo
but could not find his mark in the
Guard Gives Chase
Joined by other guards, Paxtou
ffuvo chase and soon had his would
be assailant cornered in the woods.
Citizens joined the guards until tho
posse totalled about 00.
The attempt to shoot Taxton was
the only untoward occurrence of the
night. None tried to storm tho jail,
w hich ho"uses nearly 30 prisoners
suspedted I. AA'. W.
The dead body of the man who was
lynched Tuesday night following the
; liiassacre of American Legion mem
bers' during their armistice day pa
rade, was dragged through tho streets
of the city last night. A stop was
made at tho city jail, where the body
was held up to the gaze of the men
imprisoned. . .
The body was later brought back
to the jail and placed In a cell. It lay
there, in plain view of the I. AA'. W.
t-u.spects who are still held in jail,
throughout the night.
Body Horrible Sight
Riddled with bullet holes, the neck
cut by tho rope and sodden nfter its
, hours in the Chehalis river, it was a
te rrlble object lesson to the prisoners.
J The body, variously known as that
of "Brick" Smith and AVesley or Ear
nest Everetts, will be taken some time
: today in a motor truck to u lot at the
' outskirts of the city and thrown into
a trench, without burial service. Un
. dertakers here have persistently re
fused to touch it.
What the sheriff's office believes to
be one of the most important arrests
yet made is that of AA'llliam R. Haynes
a young American, who was taken
this morning at the logging camp of
the Eastern Railway and Lumber
company, 15 miles east of here.
Pool nail Raided
Haynes is said to be a "red ticket"
man of the I. AA'. AA. and is alleged to
be one of three men who were post
. ed on Seminary Ridge and who fired
into the parade as it passed down
Tower avenue Tuesday afternoon. .
v A raid on a local pool room last
: night by a posse of 60 armed citizens
" was conducted in true wild west style
' More than 100 men in the big hall
; were lined up against the wall, their
hands over their heads, while mem
' bei'S of the posse searched them.
Of the 16 men arrested none is an
American, Russians, Finns and Aus
trlans being among, thoso held. Those
arrested are accused of being "red
ticket" ren of the I. AA'. AA',
Kansas To Have Coal Despite
Miners, Governor Declares
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 13. "Some one
is going to dig coal in Kansas bofore
the people freeze," Governor Henry
J. Allen declared when it was Indicated
that miners in the Pittsburg district
might not return to work.
Thousands of tons of coal are close
- to the surface in the Kansas mines and
"it Is said they could be mined with n
Steam shovel and unskilled labor.
Salem Sons of Uafarans
condemn Disloyalty and
Pledge Support to Law
At the regular meeting of Joshua
Snvlth Camp No. 6, Sons of A'eterans.
Monday evening, a committee was ap
pointed, to draft nnd publish resolu
tions of protest against disloyalty. The
committee was I. II. Arnold and Dr.
C. V. Pound. Tim resolutions follow:
Whereas, our United States of Amer
ica is a victim of political and social
unrest, and where as the numerous
radical movements and strikes are in a
measure to blame for such conditions,
unl whereas such remarks as were
made by one William n. 1 1 a vwn vrl sec
retary of a'n organization known as fi
v . Vt., at a labor meeting in Hie clfv
of Chicago that "The American Legion 1
memners nre cotics."
Therefore, be is resolved that we the
Sons of Veterans, an organization both
practicing nnd preaching 100 per cent
Americanism, do most emphatically
protest and condemn such utterances
ami again pledge ourselves to our coun
try and our respect to the men who
helped make the world safe for de
mocracy. Therefore, lio. it further resolved,
that n coi- of these resolutions be fur
nished each of the dally papers for
publication nnd a copy reserved as a
permanent record of this camp.
WILL ENFORCE DRY
By Ralph V. Couch
Washington, Nov. 3. An army of
moYe than thirty thousand officials
will spring to attention Monday when
John P. Kramer, newly appointed fed
eral prohibition commissioner, takes
charge of the battle to make the coun
try alcohol tight undor the enforce
ment act. for war time and "constitu
More than BOO arrests already have
been made under the act, It was unof
feially estimated today, but few formal
reports have yet been received by the
internal revenue bureau.
System Worked Out.
Today officials were in the midst of
the last minute rush of perfecting the
temporary machinery that was Bet up
October 28 when the enforcement act
went Into effect over President Wil
Deputy Commissioner IT. Caylord
planned to name nine department com
missioners before night. They will be
the chief lieutenants of "General"
The forty-eight state commissioners i
will be named from day to day.- It also
is planned to add to th" Por-onn of
dry law detectives," who will bo or
panlzcd into flying squadrons with
headquarters in each of the nine de
partments. Funds Are Ample.
Under tactics now mapped out for
the "prohibition army," the flying
squadrons will be held in readiness to
swoop down upon any sector whore
bootleggers are operating.
The "army" is back by J.uuu.uuu
I appropriated by congress to enforce
'the first year of national prohibition.
1 Reinforcements will be available
July 1, 1020, according to interna!
revenue bureau officials who point out
that congress then will make a now
appropriation. Officials plans to ask
for ' $4,000,000 for the second fiscal
That bootleggers are working almost
unmolested in many sections, also is
admitted. The machine for enforce
ment is organized in this way.
j OrgiuUzatlon Extensive.
I Federal forces Commissioner Kra
mer and more than 100 federal execu
tives! R4 internal revenue collectors
and 300 deputy collectors
district attorneys and their assistants,
who will conduct prosecutions.
officials Three thousand
county sheriffs, five thousand state de-
n.n-nA,.a nnA freneral exoCU-
Tve officials and 25,000 city Police
nnd rural constable. All must co
operate in helping the federal govern
ment screw down the dry lid to stay,
the internal revenue commissioner
The committee of the Business
Mens league appointed to plan decora
tions for Christmas, it was learned to
day have prepared their plans and
ti l make a report of their finding,
aVthe next meeting of the eague No
vember 19. It is the, aim of the Bus!
IZ Men's league to have .Salem don
its most gala attire for the holiday,
and much interest in what steps the
comn t ee will advise is shown,
commiutr rtpeorations is:
and George L. Arbuckle.
Tlie commm --- TTvanki'
UPON MESSAGE TO
AVashington, Nov. 13. President
Wilson has begun consideration of his
message to the regular session of con
gress which meets December 1, it was
learned at the White House today.
nether the message will be dictat-
ed by the president or written out in
IonK hal,a depends on his condition.
He is mending rapidly but Dr. Grav
son does not want him to undertake
Most of the message to congress as
well as the notes to Germany have
been written by the president on the
typewriter in his study. It is unlikely
that he will be able to write the com
ing message in. this way.
One other departure from the pre
sident's usual course will be forced
by his -illness. Since coming to the
White House he has appeared before
congress personally at tho opening of
each regular session nnd read his mes
sage but it is not probable that he will
be strong enough to go to congress
AUTHOR OF TRAFFIC
LAW III CALIFORNIA
TO SPEAK IN SALEM
Several meetings at Which F. L.
Eksward. author of the state trafficc
law for California, and state senator,
will speak for the better traffic regu
lations have been scheduled here. Mr.
Eksward will address the session of
the secretaries of the state commercial
clubs Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 18, the
Business Men's League at eight o'clock
AVednesday evening, and possibly at
the noon-day luncheon of the Salem
Rotary Club AVednesday. And if Mr.
Eksward can be Induced to remain
he will- be asked to speak at the Busi
ness Men's luncheon Monday noon,
The meetings were arranged today
after Chief of Police A'arney received
a letter from Mr. Eksward, ' scaling
that he woud be here Nov. 18 or 19.
He immediately conferred with Man
ager T. E. McCroskey of the Commer
cial club and arrangements for
meeting were made.
Mr. Eksward Is reputed to be more
nnnvnrannt. with traffic raulrements
I than any other man In the United
states, lie will assist in aevising a
more efficient traffic law for Salem,
He was asked to come here by Chief
, j - om he met' at the
Spokane Po!ice Swoop vnlporfan Bend
On Every Known Radical, . , 4 n
11 n.i k i iuu. d:j Ana Astoria Are
pa" mil Auueu niui noiu
And John Doe Warrants.
Spokane, AA'ash.. Nov. 13. Swoop
ing down upon every known I. W. W.
nectorsiing aown upm. ""
and radical hang out in tne cuy ui
iinlice denartment today oegan a
round up that is intended to rid the
city of every vestige of the industrial-
Prior to the raid warrants were is-
sued for James Rowan,
one of me ai-
w,i t w. V. tried at Chicago sever
al months ago and an acknowledged
leader of the industrialists in
northwest, and for James nooenou,
an avowed I. AA'. AA'. delegate.
John Doe warrants also were issued
IOr ail l. . .
red Sookane attorney, who has been
pronflnentl" connected with the rad,
ltaIS " Taken T'pool Hall.
Soventv-flve men were
first skirmish from the Imperial pool
the largest working men's hang
oolice station, where
a body to tne P - -----
thev were searched for I. A . u. carus
Crane was one of the first to be ar
The Imperial hall was closed,
snokane has for years ben one of
the hot beds of I. AA'. AV. activity.
the not Decis oi i. ","'"' ,, employe of a mill here, is in jail to
Center of a vst nland timber, niin- use M Megei tQ saia
XI roKrd for thousands of
cfforts of police to root them out
Attempt To Hasten Action On
Peace Treaty Through Go-,
ture Petition Rejected By
Senate Today, 44 To 36.
Amendment To Reservation
On Article 10, Exempting
AO Nations From Obliga
tions To U. Si Also Killed.
AVashington, Nov. 13. An attempt
to hasten action on the peace treaty
failed in the senate today when a clo
ture petition to limit debate, intro
duced by Senator Hitchcock, democrat,
was ruled out of order.
Senator Cummins, president pro-tem
of the senate, who made the ruling,
was sustained by the Senate, 44 to iv.
After Hitchcock's petitiou was ruled !
out republican senators announced
they would bring in: one of their own
By a vote of 68 to 4 the senate de
feated an amendment to the proposed
reservation on article 10 which would
have exempeted all nations from any
obligations to the United States under
that section of the treaty. -
The senate also defeated an amend
ment by Thomas, Colorado, democrat,
to make the reservation o.n article 10
effective only after a lapse of five
years. This amendment originally
proposed by Ellhu Root, was rejecter
46 to 86. - . .....
Walsh's third amendment to article
10 reservation was defeated 44 to 32.
IS SOUGHT BY LEGION
Portland, Or., No. 13. Aroused
over the Centralia massacre, members
of the American Legion in Portland
have instigated a movement to restore
capital punishment in Oregon.
The matter will be considered nt a
jmruiis ui uid iduu ijosi nui h w ue
John McOinnis, the last of the Trout
dale boys to be released from the serv
ice, has returned home.
Swept By Police
loo nrl T AV.
Or., Nov. 13. Four al-
AV. were arrested by the
here ,aat ,hti bringing the to-i
uu ui '" up uw..s ...
iast 48 hours to 61. '
j-ederal officials announced tooay
that 18 of those incustody were aliens
and an attempt will be made to deport
City officials plan to reopen the rock
pile as a moans of taking care of the
Michael Keiner, 42, a German, was
also arrested at his home last night
. ,v, -H- niter Hie rllrontlnn nf
WNJam Bryon, chief agent of the de-
partment of Justice.
A great quantity of anarchistic lit-
IK tary of the German
DranCIl Ul tl iu punin-ai vi6cmn.-
tion called the Labor Communist par-
A celebration is alleged to have been
i-.i-i 4 ikn T.'lnlnikn hiinia fillmirtn0 thn
uuii:.-- .-. "
Centralla niassacre Tuesday night,
Kleiner was released this morning:
pending further' Investigation by the
Rend AVorker Jailed.
Bend, Or., Nov. 13. Albert Lang,
that the massacre of Amn Legion
fornn; Wiethe l!
ONLY PEW MINERS
RETURN TO JOBS
(Hy Vnited Press.)
Despite action of their leaders in
calling off the nation-wide strike of
coal miners, few workers were return
ing to the mines today, dispatches in
dicated. Only two districts Tennessee and
Colorado reported miners returning
in appreciable numbers.
The big fields of Illinois, Kansas,
Indiana and Iowa apparently still were
idle, with the men refusing to go back.
Approximately 18,000 men returned
to work in the Tennessee and Ken
tucky field, however. .Denver report
ed large numbers of miners were re
turning in Colorado fields.
TO BE SENTENCED
AA'. Harris, night attendant at the
state hospital, charged with assaulting
Louis Jensen, a patient several nights
ago a he lay bound on a cot in his
ward, was found guilty by a jury in
justice court late yesterday afternoon.
Judge Unruh postponed sentence until
8 o'clock today. .
Dr. L. 1 Griffith, in charge at tho
hospital; Dr. J. C. Evans, assistant
nignt attendant C. B. Copeland, and
George Chenowith, former state repre
sentative who was recently committed
to the state hosptal after conviction in
Curry county for slaying George Syd
nam, alleged to have betrayed Cheno
with's daughter, testified at the hear
ing. Chenowith told a dramatic story of
how Attendant Harris had repeatedly
entered Jensen's ward and beat him
at night. Chenowith's room was across
me corridor from , that occupied by
John Carson, attorney for Harris,
entered a motion for the arrest oi
judgment, contending .that sentence
could not be passed unless the plaint
tiff was on hand. Jensen's condition
is said to be such that he could not
be at the trial. Prosecuting Attorney
Max Gehlar is expected to advise the
court as to progress to make .in this
tegard sometime today. "
Every property owner on Fourth
street is asked to attend a meeting
at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the home of
J. C. Davis, 1555 North Fourth Btreet
when the question of paving and im
proving North Fourth street will be
taken up. The opening of Fourth
street between Belmont and the north
end of Liberty street, across the old
site of the woolen mills, will also be
discussed. The meeting was called by
Ben R. Perkins, who has been fight
ing for this improvement. Many resi
dents on Fourth street have signified
their intention of attending the meet
ing. Hundreds Of Alleged Radicals
Held In Jails And Campaign
To Crush Revolutionary
Seattle, AA'ash., Nov. 13. Several
hundred alleged radicals are in jail j
today in the principal cities of the
northwest, according to reports re
ceived here. The "rpund up' of I. AV.
W. members and seizure of anarchist,
literature Is being vigorously pushed.
as a result of the Centralia niassacre
Tuesday. Police and American Legion
members are co-operating In raids on
I. W. AV. headquarters
With 37 alleged "reds" in Jail-here
and tons of propaganda seized, police
raids, ordercd-by Mayor Fitzgerald, are
At Portland 61 men have been ar
rested in the last 48 hours. Federal
agents say 18 of the "reds" are aliens
and an attempt to deport them will be
Arrests Total High.
A total of 46 alleged I. AV. W. have
been arrested during the past 36 hours
By Tacoma police.
Former soldiers at Astoria, Or., seiz
ed two hundred pounds of alleged rev
olutionary literature in raids on I. W.
Albert Lang, mill employe at Rend,
Or., is In Jail for statements made fol
lowing the Centralia massacre,
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 13. The
American Legion in Los Angeles is
'aroused over the attack on Legion
members at Centralia, AVash.
A mass meeting of the Legion has
(Continued on page ten)
Editor and Others Arrested on
Federal Warrants "Helping
to Defend, Encourage and
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 13. Agents of the United States
government invaded the offices of the Union Record, offi
cial organ of the Central Labor Council here this after
noon, seized the plant, and this afternoon were serving
warrants for the arrest of the following members of the
paper's control board, who are charged with "helping to
defend, encourage and incite resistance to the United
States government," in connection with the Centralia mas
sacre of war veterans. . -
E. B. Ault, editor-inannger. '.'.
George B..Listmnn, delegate to tlx;
Central Labor Council.
F. A. Rust, delegate .to the Central
Labor Council and secretary-manager
of the Labor Temple association.
Second Raid Made
At the same time offices of the
Equity Printing company, where the
International AVeekly, an alleged rad
ical paper is published were taken
over by federal agents who had a
warrant for the arrest of Walker C.
- Formal complaints filed by Saun
ders in the federal court at Tacoma
charge that Ault and others aided
and abetted the massacre of war vet
erans at Centralia, and have been en
gaged in a campaign for the over
throw of the government.
, Jispionugo Charged
j "We are in dead earnest," ' Saun
ders declared. "Treachery to the gov
ernment ,-cannot be overlooked. AVe
are going to the limit. YThis Is only
the beginning of a sweeping move
ment to quash radical publications in
The charges are brought under sec
tion 3 of the federal esptonage act.
This section is aimed directly at sabo
tage. Saunders said.
Editorials published in the Union
Record on November 11 and 12 are
cited in the complaint against Ault,
Listman and Rust as b.eing particu
A warrant for the arrest of Walk
er C. Smith, editor of the Interna
tional Weekly, published at the of
fices of the Equity Printing company,
on Seventh avenue was seised, charg
ing him with violating the espionage
Deputy Marshal Tobey was the
first to enter the Record office. He
approached Editor Ault and said: .
"I seize this plant in the name of
the United Stntes government and
order it closed."
All workers were ordered but of the
composing and press rooms with the
exception of one person left in each
department to take charge under di
rection of the marshal.
That the slezure of equipment will
prohibit publication of the Union
Record was the statement of Assist
ant United States Attorney B. L.
"Guards are being placed in charge
of the linotypes, presses, type writers
and documents," he said. "No one will
be permitted to use this equipment."
FOR SUCCESSOR TOR
DEAD FLOUR LEADER
By Raymond Clapper
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, Nov. 13. Democratic
members of the senate will hold a
caucus within a few days to pick a
minority floor leader, filling the va
cancy caused by the death of Senator
Senator Hitchcock, Nebraska; Un
derwood, Aliibamsr, and Simmons,
North- Carolina, are the three fore
most candidates. The . contest will be
lively, according to cloak room gos
sip as the winner will be a strong con
tender in the democratic national con
vention which selects a presidential
candidate next year.
Underwood, the youngest In point
of years and service, is a favorite; He
has been in the senate only since 1915
whereas Hitchcock came tn 1911 and
Simmons in 1901, P.ut Hitchcock is a
Nebraska man and Is not expected to
hold tho. southern democrats, as
against either Simmons or Underwood
Simmons is a strong southern demo
crat who has always supported the
Simmons held the highly Important
chairmanship of the finance commit
tee under the democratic regime.
Chicago, Nov. 18. An attempt ta
under wayto procure the parole of J.
J. McNamara, convicted in connection
with the dynamiting of the Los An
geles Time building, Clarence Darrow,
Chicago attorney who defended tto
accused men, announced today.
J. J. McNamara was cbnvited on a
charge of placing dynamite which fail
ed to explode.' ' '
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 13, District
Attorney Thomas L. AVoolwine today
declared that he had refused to dis
miss the 18 indictments standing' in
the courts here against J. J. McNa
mara, now serving a 15 -year-sentence
in San Quentin for the dynamiting of
the Los Angeles Times building In
These indictments, it is understood,
will prevent an Immediate parole for
McNamara, as uniier the state; law the
state parole board is prevented from
considering 'applications for poxu'e
when other- charges stand against tho ,
prisoner. ' ' " '
Woolwine declared he bases hte re
fusal on his belief that the sentence, of
15 yoars which McNamara received!
Was exceedingly light and that he fett
it should be entirely served.
TO AID PROSECUTION
OF FOOD PROFITEERS
In an effort to put a stop to profi
teering in Oregon, Attorney General
Brown is asked, in a letter from A.
Mitchell Palmer, attorney general for
the United States, to call to the atten
tion of the United States attorney any
violations o( the food control act which
come to his notice. Brown, in reply,
has signified his readiness to co-operate
with the federal department of
justice in any manner possible in an
effortt o stop the mounting cost of ne
cessities. A copy of the amended food control
act enclosed with the letter to Brown
shows that the new law has been wid
ened In scope to Include foods, feeds,
wearing apparel, food containers, fer
tilizer, fuel, tools, utensils, implemonts,
machinery and equipment necossurj
for the production of food.
Rates Must Rise, Is Qmt
New York, Nov. 13. Newspaper
advertising rates must be advanced
and advertising space restricted, to
enable publishers to meet the condi
tions caused by the existing Bhortage
of print paper, Frank I'. Glass, pres
ident of the American Newspaper
Publishers association told the asso
Glass declared that all papers ar
faced with a paper shortage and that
some are confronted with a problem
of finding paper for the coming year.
EARL OF BRASSEY DEAD
London, Nov. 13. Thomas Alnutt
Brassey, second earl of Itrassey, died
lato today from injuries sustained
when he was struck by a toxical.
Earl Brassey was widely known- as a
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