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Failure Of Ratification Pro
posal Means Only Continued
Fight; Wilson Expected To
By Raymond Clapper
lUnlted Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Nov. 20. President
Wilson Is expected to submit the beat
en peace treaty to the next session of
congress, starting December 1, in an
another attempt to obtain its ratifica
The treaty Is dead today, so far as
the senate is concerned. It went back
to Wilson, following failure of the rat
ification votes at the spectacular flna'
session last night. The Lodge reso
lution of ratification, contanlng res
ervations, was turned down 41 to El.
The resolution of unqualified ratifica
tion was defeated, 88 to 53.
Senator Hitchcock, who handled the
administration forces during the long
fight Just ehded, declared today Wil
son would submit the treaty to the
Compromise will then be heard on
the basis of the Lodge reservations
dlightly modified, republican senators
of the "mild reservatlonlst" group said
failure to ratify the treaty at the
special session marked the end of the
first sitting of the new republican con
gress, which began Way 19.
NO. 275. o EN PAGES.
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1919. FORTY- SECOND YEAR
SCi PED CONVICT AND
TR 1 W ROBBER ELUDES
SEVEN POSSES TO DATE
NATION LOOKS TO CHIEF
FOR NEXT MOVE IN FIGHT
By Hugh Balllio.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Nov. 20. The nations
attention was riveted on the White
House today for the next move in the
peace treaty battle. .;
Friends of President Wilson could
not believe he would swallow defeat
on the irt-aty and the league of nations,
In Jhe Interests of which .he has al
ready sacrificed his health.
Statement to Come. ' '
The president, it was Understood to
day is working on a statement to the
people telling them that chaos con
fronts the world as a result of the trea
ty failure, that it Is a victory for bo.N
shevism and Germany, ant' put tin s: the
blamo on leaders of the opposition in
the senate. . His hottest shot mny be
, reserved for his message to the ro;".las
session of congress L'ecember 1, to
which he intends to submit the treatv.
One" of his first moves was expected to
be formal withdrawal of the treat .
. from congress where It has been laid
on the table so that It may be pre
sented again. Failure of the treaty
knocked the ground from under hopes
that there would be a "wet" Christmas.
Peace, through treaty ratification, in
larther away than ever before. It seem
ed. The only chance of the wets was
that the president would issued a proc
lamation of peace and lift the war time
prohibition ban, regardless of conse
quences but this seemed hardly prob
able. Foreign Reaction Watched.
The administration today was anxi
ously awaiting the world's reaction to
the treaty defeat. Government offi
cials believed it would . be a severe
shock to other nations which partici
pated in the peace conference, pointing
& out that America took the lead through
out and now refuses to accept the doc
ument or be a party to any of the ar-
ranements It sets up. - '
President AVilson himself Is known
to believe that with the United States
standing aloof, Europe Is liable to be'
r'unged Into another war, worse than
the one Just ended, in which this coun
try will again become Involved. Those
close to him . say he regarded the
league of nations as the only safe
guard against this. Therefore he is
expected to continue his fight. If the
league should hold together without
the United States, the president fears
the United States and Germany being
the two Important countries shut oci
.from the league would be thrown to
f gether in an entente and that is the
object toward which Germany propa
gandists are working.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 20. William j
Carlisle today had outguessed seven
posses, a troop of United States cav
alry and the keenest sleuths of the
Union Pacific railroad, hunting him
for train robbery after his escape
from Rawlins penitentiary in a wood
The latest authentic clue to Car
lisle's whereabouts came from Casper,
Wyo., where he was said to have en
tered a newspaper office and nervily
Inquired how the chase was progressr
Another theory that he had entered
Denver on a Union Pacific freight
train caused the local police to throw
out a dragnet.
During is Conceded
Carlisle Is conceded by authorities
to be the most daring train bandit
ever operating in this region. The
search for the escaped convict Is the
biggest man hunt ever staged in the
The Casper report did not surprise
law officers because in 1916, before
he was caught following three sue
cessful train robberies, Carlisle had
forced an armed train guard to ' pass
the hat'' in one holdup, robber anoth
er train after informing Union Pa
clfic officials of his plans and kept
an admiring public laughing at his
pursuers with his letters to newspa
His escape from -prison in a shirt
packing case and his single handed
hold up of a Los Angeles limited Tues
day, despite presence of an armed
guard on the train, were on a par
with his former exploits.
Close Watch Kept , ,
The man hunt today, still centered
at Medicine Bow, ,Wyo., near which
town Carlisle leaped from the limited
train after walking among the pass
engers of a tourist sleeper and col
lecting $400. The cavalry and posses
there are quartered in the Virginia
hotel, the setting,: of Owen Wister's
famous novel, "The Virginian."
Robber's Roost, the wild country
below the .Laramie river, is being
combed by posses. In the caves and
canyons of Robbers-Roost many out
laws have escaped capture. . .
The bad lands of the Jackson Hole
country to the northwest are also be
ing watched for signs of Carlisle.
But the general belief is that he is
not far from the railroad lines in
Wyoming Or is in hiding with friends.
Carlisle's success in . robbing four
Union Pacific trains is partly attrlb
uted to his years of service as a brake
man on that road, following his cow
Federal Officers Help
If he is In the Casper region hi3
next defiance to his pursuers is ex
pected to show in a holdup of a Bur
lington railroad passenger train.
Having robbed a train under fed
eral control of railroads, Carlisle is
fighting the power of the United
States government. That is the ex
planation for the prompt ordering out
of federal cavalry men, the first time
in this region's history that United
States troops have been sent to cap- with its present equipment
ture a train robber, "dead or alive." labout 16,000 tons.
Super Dreaduaiight Lands On
Mud Flat Wnen Checking
Devices Fail; Thousands
Mare Island, Cfi.1., Nov. 20. The
super-dreadnaught' California, which
was. launched this afternoon, strand
ed on the mud fiat on the Vallejo side
of the Mare Island- channel. Power
ful checking device used to stop Am
erica's largest battleship . were . not
PLOT TO ROB BANK AT
SHEDD REV ALED;MEN
i LOST NERVE IN CRISIS
How a daring robbery of the bank Hotel Marlon and entered the car.
at Shedd, Or., was planned and carried
up to the point where the robber in
tended to hold up the cashier, when
he got "cold feet" and fled; and the
story of his thriling escape to Port
land, became known today upon in
formation given out by Sheriff Need
ham and Prosecuting Attorney Gahler.
Portland authorities have been notified
and a search for the would-be robbers
Is being conducted in the Rose City.
Taxi Driver Tells.
Word of the contemplated robbery
was given the sheriff and prosecuting
attorney and local police by a taxi
driver who was. defrauded' out of G 0
by the men.
Armistice day he told the authorities
he was engaged by the man, Who of
fered to give him $50 "if he'd drive
him fast and wouldn't break his neck,''
strong enough to prevent the vessel! to drive him to Shedd and return to
dashing into . the! mud and tearing Portland. Something came up, how-
down a number of piles.
The California was not damaged,
is believed. As it slid down the ways
it gathered a speed of abeut-1 2 knots
and momentum sufficient to carry it
two miles in smooth water. The Cal
ifornia is 624 feet long and the chan
nel Is less than twice that number of
roruana. aomeuung came up, How
ever, and the man ddldn't go on Ar
a ".mlstlce day. November 12, evidently
believing it the proper time to stage
the robbery, he called upon the taxi
driver, whose name has been withheld
by police, and was driven to Shedd. '
Acts Are Suspicious.
While there he aroused the suspicion
driver. He ordered the car
The fact that government must re
imburse passengers for their losses
and that travel Is considered unsafe
with Carlisle at large are other reasons
for the troop activity.
Meanwhile the authorities are com
pletely at sea as to , Carlisle's hiding
place and fear he will .stage another
spectacular holdup... y " '
feet in width. The' shell of the shipjof tn
and entered saying he Intended to
Real Champagno Used
Little difficulty will be experienced
it is believed, in towing the California
off the mud flats and the launching.
''cancel some checks." Soon, accord
ing to the story of the taxi man, he re
appeared and made a careful survey of
TREATY TO BECOME
EFFECTIVE DEC. 1
Paris, Nov. 20. The peace
treaty will become effective by
December 1, the supreme coun
cil decided today.
Nations which have accepted
the treaty will exchange formai
ratification in time for the pact
to become effective on that
Through the confession of Frank
Wagner, alias Frank Weger, 38, now In
the penitentiary serving a 40-year term
for crimes committeed in Astoria and
vicinity, made today to Sheriff Need-
ham and Deputy Warden Tally, two
robberies that have been puzzling au
thorities here for a long time have
been clAred up. Wagner admitted to
the officers that he robbed the store
of Smith & Fontaine, at Jefferson,
June 1, and the stores of Julius Alms,
clothier, and Syrings & Bnnjts, grocers,
at Silverton, the night of June 25. ,
Full Confession Made.
Information that Wagner waa con
nected with the robberies led.authori
ties to make an investigation th past
few days that led up to the "convict
making a clean breastof the whole af
fair. He has been bound over to the
grand jury, but will continue serving
his term at the penitentiary.
In his sttaement to Sheriff Needham
and Deputy Warden Tally, Wagner
told of how Louis Tebeau and Howard
Coffman, who were released from pris
on last week, were arrested and sus
pected of the robberies he had com
About a week after the robbery of
the stores at Silverton, "when clothing
valued at $150 and bonds,' war saving
stamps and cash worth $330 were stol
en, Coffman and Hebeau were arrested
ner Portland for speeding-. Wagner,
who was in the auto, which had gone
to Silverton and Jefferson to pick up
the loot Wagner had taKen in the
burglaries, leaped from the machine
and made his escape in some nearby
brush. Coffman and Tebeau, who were
parole violators, were returned to the
r-enilentiary. Wagner remained free
until arrested and convicted at Astoria.
Wagner also told Sheriff Needham
that he had cached a quantity of dyna
mite and caps near Mllwaukie. He did
not say what he had Intended to do
with this. He also told how he robbed
a store at Amity, and had picked up
the loot with the auto driven by Te-
Aliens On Roads
Denied By Boss
The charge made by Sheriff Wilson
of Clackamas county in a letter to Gov
ernor Olcott that certain men in the
employ of the Western Contract com
pany engaged in state highway work
in Clackamas county are un-American
and not entitled to be paid out of the
funds of good American citizens is em
phatically denied by C. H. Knowles in
charge of contracting work In question
In a telephone conversation with
Herbert S. Nunn, state highway engi
neer, this morning Knowles states
that there were at one time a few agi
tators in his camp but that these have
been eliminated by discharge. Inas
much as Knowles is an overseas vet
eran with 18 months of active service
to his credit and a member of the
American Legion, members of the state
highway department here ate inclined
to-regard his statement as sufficient.
"These men are going with us."
Two Join Party Here. ,
And two fellows, uncouthly dressed
unshaven and described by the driver
desnite the unfnrtuniit ino.ldBnt. was the building. Then he entered again
considered a suocess. ' ror me inira ume ne eame uut, anu
Mrs. Randolph Zone, daughter ot -ordered the driver to,v"go like hell to
Governor Stephens and widow of the Portland."- , " f '
latn Ma w R.ninK Knn imi,. J - I Passing-jWroHgh Salem, en route
who f ri hnm,,r.n th. hnw-1 to Portland, the mysterious man tap
tVi hnp-io ununriart nttantinn . anri tw:i'PO me driver on me snuuiuer anu
signal was " given by Commander . sa,a "
Beach of Mare Island navy yard.
The great shell was released and
rapidly gathered momentum as it slid
down the ways. Immediately after it
had reached the water, however, the
powerful hydraulic checking devices
which had been devised expressly for
this purpose, were brought into play.
They checked the monster vessel al
most immediately and it was unneces
sary to point its nose down the channel.
Thousands Line Shores
It had been feared that since the
channel 1b only 1200 feet wide at this
point some difficulty would be exper
ienced in stopping the California In
Professors Patten and Weinman of
the faculty of Oregon Agricultural
college have purchased a 95 acre tract
near Sheridan, which they will plant
to walnuts and loganberries.
Three Killed And One Hurt
In Los Angeles Auto Crash
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 20. Three
men were killed and one woman was
seriously injured early today rfhen
their automobile crashed Into a Pa
cific Electric freight train at 25th and
Peggy Perry, 28, pretty motion pic
ture actress, suffered a broken leg
and painful burns whiclv resulted
when the automobile caught fire af
ter the wreck.
Invitations Dispatched To
Seventeen Men To Consti
tute Industrial Commission
To Meet December 1.
Washington, Nov. 20. President
Wilson today dispatched Invitations to
seventeen men to constitute an indus
trial commission. The formation of
this body has been under consideration
for several weeks.
The new commission will meet lr
Washington December 1.
Secretary Wilson will be included, It
w announced. Others invited were; ,
T- ,W. Gregory, Tormer attorney gen
eral: George W. Wickersham, Oscar
S. Straus, Henry W. Robinson, Prof,
Frank Rauseig, Samuel W.- McCalL
Herbert Hoover, Martin H. Glynn,
Henry C. Stuart, Dr. William O.
Thompson, president of Ohio State uni
versity; Richard Hooker, George T.
Slade, Julius Rosenwald, O. D. Young, -H.
J. Waters and Stanley King. .
None of these men was a member ot
the industrial conference which broker
up in Washington,
. . suggestion f 'ouowca -The.
invitations. were sent through .
Secretary Wilson to whom the presi
dent dispatched the following explan
"My dear Mr. Secretary: ' .
"In accordance with the suggestion
given me by the public group ol the
recent industrial conference, . I am
calling a new body together to carry
on this vitally important work and t
trust you will give me the pleasure;
of naming you as. one of its members,
"Guided by the experience of the
last conference, I have thought it ad
visable that in this new body there
should be no recognition of distinct
ive groups, but- that all of the neir
representatives should have concern
that our industries may be conducted
with such regard for Justioe and fair
dealing that the workman will teel
himself Induced to put forth his beat
efforts; thafr the employer will ,have ,
They then drove to Aurora, wheie
the man again ordered the car stopped.
The trio vanished behind a shed at the
paving plant there and held a lengthy
consultation. In returning to the car
the leader of the band dropped a
bunch of envelopes. Although the taxi
driver called his attention to it, he did
not pick them up. He then ordered
the driver to make haste to Portland,
getting them in their at 6 o'clock that
Upon the orders of the leader, the
driver wnt to the North End, and the
two men, suspected as being accom
plices in the planned robbery, left the
machine at different places in the un
The leader, saying that he would
take a car to Portland Heights, whero
he wished to go, dismissed the. driver,
leaving a 32 calibre revolver in the
seat. He did not pay the driver. Re
turning to Salem, the taxi driver re
ported the whole affair to the authori
ties. . ' ' ' . A - ..
Investigation revealed that the fel
low had entered the bank at Shedd,
and had made several remarks leading
the cashier to believe that he intended
to hold up the bank. He seemed to
lack the courage, however, and the
cashier ordered him out.
No Trace Found.
It was first thought that the men
might be connected with the robbery
of the Harrlsburg bank several week
ago, when $120,000 worth of bonds
and certificates were stolen. Later in
formation, however, relieved 'this trio
of complicity in this robbery.
(u. Z,r T ' 11" encouraging profit -and that th( '
the trio planned to rob the bank, they - ,.hlln wlii ntB.urar h hands a""
would make a later attempt, and kept , gj,ner S,je
a close watch throughout the county
for their reappearance. But they have
not since been reported seen, although
accurate descriptions of Jhe men have
as being tramps, left the front of thu been broadly circulated.
Is Thought To
Centrnlia, Wash., Nov. 20. No fur
ther reports have been received from
Five heavy chains were attacked to Ith0 l088e whlch was reported last
each side of the vessel and these en- night to have surrounded a man be
circled great drums, and, tightening, , Heved to be Ole Hanson hear Rocnes
quickly brought the ship to a stand-'ter, the United Press learned at 7:30
'" ' o'clock this morning at American Le-
Thousands of persons grouped on ; t1Pndmnrters.
FOR CITY BABIES
IS BIG SUCCESS
Looking to Future
' "It Is my hope that this conference
may lay the foundation for the devel
opment of standards and machinery
within our Industries by which these
results may be obtained. , ,
" "It is not expected that you will -deal
directly with any condition which
exists today, but that you may be for
tunate enough to find such ways a
will avoid the repetition of these de
"The conference will meet at a
place to be hereafter designated in
this city on the first of December
"Cordially and sincerely yours,
'.'Woodrow Wilson." -.
With the thirty babies registered for
the dato in attendance with their moth
ers. the second eugenic clinic to be
Uanim la rtnn nf tha turn T W W" 1. . . ... . i ..... i . r-. . . riuii
tLle I wS the flrsfruner dread Ut,aWR Wh Hre Mng "UBht ,n t1ren's burpau held this ternoon
naught to bTlau the auditorium of the Salem Com-
t mi.. i. i mi i 7, ders. mercial club. The testswhlch were
The reported envelopment of tho under the supervision of well known
man believed to be Hanson Is said to i doctors and dentists were conducted in
have followed a skirmish between him, a systematic, orderly manner, the con
a companion and the posse Just before fusion incident to the first clinic, when
dark Wednesday evening. The posse double the number was accepted for
coast. The California will become Ad
miral Rodman's flagship.
TO SCHOOL CLINIC
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 20. School
and Red CrosH officials today are up
in arms against the Spokane County
Medical association, following the sum ¬
mary closing up of a junior Red Cross
clinic at one of the public schools.
Tho clinic, consisting of a five-bed
ward and an operating room, installed
at an expense of $2000, was to haye
been devoted to treating children of
parents who couldn't afford to send
their children to regular paid hos
pitals. Tho medlcal-'assoclatlon served no
tice on its members that if they do
nated their time to the clinic they
would court the disfavor of the asso
ciation, on which they are dependent
for much of their practice.
The association charges that the free
clinic privilege is abused by many who
can afford to pay for service.
School officials are point to Seattle's
success with a free clinic, and are pre
paring to go ahead despite the, medi
MISSING MAY'S BODY I'OVXD
NOT YET ARRIVED TO
TAKE RADICALS BACK
Edward W. Coffee, 24, and Walter
Larson, 24, suspected of complicity In
the shooting at Centralia, Wash., Ar
mistice day, and who were arrested
hero by police Tuesday, were still in
Jail here this afternoon. The officer
from Centralia, expected to arrive here
this morning to return the pair to
the scene of the massacre, had not
yet, at 8 o'clock this afternoon, arriv
ed and police here have heard nothing
further from the Washington town.
DOWN WAGE SCALE
OFFER OF OWNERS
came upon the bandits holding up a
woman and demanding food. ' They
ran, nnd after replying to the fire of
the posse disappeared.
A runner who returned to Centralia
last night reported that the posse
thought it had succeded in surround
ing the outlaws. ,
Washington, Nov. !0.Increae of
fered by operators to miners were
"nromDtlv rejected," according ts a
statement given out at operators' head-i
FEELING STILL HIGH
OVER MURDER OF LACK
El eentro, Cal., Nov. 20. (United
Press.) Although feeling Is still run
ning high nt Calexico over the murder
f T. ........ . T -lr In XT Q V 1 ( (I H hv fl MPV-
The officer te expected to arrive this " L ,.!,
., ti. ican policeman, the situation is calmer
evening, however. Neither Larson or
Coffee will discuss the affair. They 1?- - . .
u.r. .,...h h Prompt action by the state depart-
events in connection with the search ment J"day went far to compose
for "reds" in the Washington hills.
examination, being entirely eliminated.
Booths screened and placarded ad
mitted but one person beside the moth
er and child. The work was necessar- quarters here lute today. .f!-
j ily more quickly carried on and in con-1
sequence more successful. I Washington, Nov. zu. -v.oai opera-
Mrs. N. A. Flegel, president of the tors heretoday made their first offer
Oregon Congress of Mothers and Par- o fincreased wages to miners, 409,004
cnt-Teachers' association of Portland, of whom ore still on strike,
was present conducting the work. She The offer included ftn Increase of IS
was assisted by a group of local wo- cents a ton to machine miners, who
men identified with the bureau. Each are paid on a piece basis, and an In
child was given a number upon arrl- creasw of 20 per cent to other workers
val and examined aseordlne to that Paid by the duy.
number. , " The Increase offered machine miners
Miss Flora M. Case, city librarian, repr.5sents approximately one-half ot
was nresent. brlnelnsr with her a larc what they demanded, according le Wll-
selecton of books and pamphlets deal- Ham Green of the United Mine Work- .
ing with the proper feeding and care ers.
of tho child. "The machine workers now receive
Those who were unable to have their approvimately 70 cents a ton." Green
children entered at today's clinic said. "Their demands were for ap-
Bhould make application before the proximately 27 cents more per ton.
next clinic to the bureau's secretary', tan se that Bc"'emf,"t wee,t
Mrs. P. Von Ksvhen. or early next week is not impossible."
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 19. The body
of C. P.. Cobb, missing from this city
since November 10 has been found froa
en in a snowdrift, 17 miles from Orient
Ferry county. Cobb, on a hunting trip,
apparently fell down a 60 foot bank,
so crippling himself that he was un
able to get back to a cabin about a
mile ft way. :,
and several times today asked police
in charge at headquarters for news
The Mexican officer accused of the
murder is held in Jail' at Mcxicali undo"
orders of Governor Cantu of LowI
BATTLE ON "REDS" URGED
' ' .,. z
Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 20. A nation
wide campaign by city, county, state
and federal authorities, against all
forms of radicalism, wag advocated
by Governor Campbell in a statement $
given the press. Declaring the radi-! A
cals thrive on publicity, he urged that
the campaign be carried on quretly
until the country, is rid of such elements.
Nurses lending assistance today were
Miss Nell Hollenback, Miss Florence
Cauthorn and Sister Helena and Sister
Anna, both of the Deaconess hospital.
All scare cards of the children ex
amined at the first clinic have been
California and will be given a speedy tent to the parents. The mailing out
trial under Mexican law, Americans
were informed today.
SI TTICIEXT REASON
EXCHANGE GOES LOW
New York. Nov. 20. Sterling ex
change today broke through 1 4 at the
opening of the foreign exchange here,
setting a new low record. Demand bills
were quoted at 3.995, off one and one
fourth cent. Franc checks opened at
9.79 francs, off five centimes.
Spokane, WaBh., Nov. 20.
3. A. Betcher signed a note for
JD00. It worried him so he be
came absent minded and used
a hot heating stove for a
colt hes -rack, his wife told the
court. Court ruled he need not
pay the note after he testified
ho must have signed It while
drugged or unconscious.
of them was slower than at first an
tlclpated owing to the work in compli
ance "with a state regulation, having
to be done by one person. It is thought
LOGANBERRY CASE TO
BE OPENED ON FRIDAY
that hereafter the cards can be issued against the
of the Phex company
Sulem Fruit Union and
more rapidly, now that the' system,
which for the most part was new to
Salem women, is more thoroughly understood.
BAD CATSUP DESTROYED
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 20. Five
thousand gallons of catsup which tho
government charges was adulterated.'
was burned today at the city crematory
by the United States marshal, on dis
trict court orders. Its approximate
value Is $4000.
88 loganberry growers in the county.
will begin in district court here to
morrow before Judges Bingham and
Kelly. The trial will be bigger than
; the one of the Salem King Products
' coin pM' against another group of
growers, it is said, and much interest
in the case is manifest.
The Phez company la Buing the '
growing for alleged violation of a
contract between them calling tor the
deliverance of berries to the com-'
pany's plant. The trial is expected to
lost several duys.