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SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOV 26, 1919.
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BAUUN WAR IS
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IiilVII AdLl I i-
SPECIAL SERVICES WILL MARK
OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING
DAY BY SALEM CHURCH PEOPLE
Attempt Of D'Annunzio to 0c
cupy Spalato Will Result In
Active Hostilities, Is Belief
Of British. : .
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g CUfJIC MUM IlllllK.
f God for Blessing
By Ed. Ii. Keen
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
London, Nov. 26. War in the Bal
kans is inevitable if Gabriele D'Annun
zio attemptsto occupy Bpalatd, accord
ing to unofficial opinion in British gov
eminent circles here today. . , , .
Advices received here, it was semi
officially stated, Indicate the Italian
government is doing its utmost to re
strain the poet-ayiator from further
aggression, but that it is faced wltn a
serious situation at home. The su
preme council in Paris also is ready to
reach la decision over the Jblume con
troversy before Its adjournment early
In December, according to semi-official
United States Blamed.
There was a decided tendency In of
ficial circles to blame the United
States for much of the present Italian-
L'almatian muddle, Failure of the ,
Amer""n senate to accept the treaty, j
it was pointed out, has delated tunc
turning of the league, which now
should be preparing to settle the situa
tion. ., jj'Annunzio is plain crazy,' some
British officially bluiuiy ...
are confident, however, the Italian gov
evnment eventually win we. u,e
Storm which apparently la brewing,
k ., i, i,lHl
i'OTt S . . . .... tvuura.
Rome, Nov. 20. tabriele D'Annun
ssio is planning another coup, this time
-'tttrtjgt. Trieste, the newspaper Avanii
warned the government today. He has
sent emissaries ta, Trieste to ascertain
feeling toward his cause there,- the
newspaper said. ' - ' ,'" '
Growing opposition to the adven
' tures of the "mad poet was indicated
Here today. . ,Newl3cjeJetoa- soeiaim
In designating tomorrow as a holi
day and setting it aside as a day of
thanksgiving, Governor Olcott urged
all citizens of Oregon to attend their
respective places of worship or give
thanks and pay homage to God In
their own homes. The executive's
'The seed time and the harvest Of
another year have passed since we
dedicated and set aside a clay on
which to give thanks for the blessings
of peace which had once more set
tled upon a disordered world. It has
been a year of bounty and plenty.
The heavens have smiled upon our
state and we may look back upon our
accomplishments with a feeling that
they have been good.'.
"While we should be permeated
with a deep feeling of thankfulness
for all those material 'blessings which
' have been showered upon us, I be
lieve that the Creator has never im
planted in the hearts of mankind a
feeling for which we Bhould be so
truly thankful as that deep sense of
service which is supplanting the rap-
J idly passing desires of greed and
Igain, which were based upon the de-
jmands of self alone. For this same
'growing sense of service let our
hearts be thankful that such sense
may grow and fructify as have grown
and fructified the harvests and fruits
with which we have been supplied so
memMWot the Chamber of deputies ber 24.. after hia ac.nuittnt on - the
and representatives of the Confeaera-1 charge of murder for shooting one
tion of Labor at. Milan have decided George Syndal, will probably be re
upon a series of meetings to enlighten ', leased from that institution as cured
CHENOWETH WILL BF
FEW DAYS, BELIEF
George D. Chenoweth, state legls
lajor, committed to the state hospit-
aj. here from Curry counts' Septent-
the public upon the Adriatic situation.
They probably will begin an active
propaganda against D'Annunzio. "
The government also plans decisive
steps to prevent additional desertions
from its military forces to the poet, it
was said. .
Washington, Nov. 26. Threat of Ga-l-riele
D'Annunzio, Italian poet soldier
to Invade Dalmatia territory held by
the Jugo-Slavs, today caused serious
.concern to the state department.
Action by D'Annunzio in attempting
invasion from the sea will throw re-1
Bponaibility directly on the United
States, which was assigned by the
I.eace conference to patrol Dalmatian
water below Zebenlco and guard the
coast occupied by the Jugo-Slavs.
What" action American naval forces
there, In command of Rear Admiral
Andrews, would take, the navy depart-,
nient refused to predict, but it is un
derstood the stale department has al
ready communicated with Under Sec
retary of State Polk, now in Paris.
Need Of Christmas Money
Drives Strikers Bock To Jobs
San Francisco, Nov. 26. Desire to
play Santa Clans has worked havoc in
the ranks of the shipyard strikers, In
the opinion of men who have already
returned to work on the open shop
A foreman at the Schaw-Batcher
plant, who said his department had
sufficient men for present needs, said
today men who under normal. circum
stances would have held out, were re
turning because they wanted money to
suend on the kiddies for Christmas.
within the next few days. Dr. L. F.
Griffith, superintendent of the hos
pital, stated this morning that Cheno
weth had displayed no symptoms of
insanity since entering the institution
more than two months ago and was
ready for release now in his opinion.
Protest against the release of Chenr
oweth by hospital authorities on the
part of Collier H. Euffington, district
attorney for Currey county, who con
tended that the discharge could only
be ordered by the circuit judge order
ing the committment has been elimi
nated by an opinon from Attorney
General Brown who holds that this
matter is entirely within the jurlsdic
tion of hospital authorities.
"There is no question under the law
but that an inmate who has recovered
his reason is entitled to be discharg
ed," reads ths attorney general's opin
on. "He is not being held in the state
hospital,, for punishment because he
has been acquitted of the crime
It is the duty of the
hospital authorities to detain him by
reason of the fact of his insanity if
in fact he Is insane, Brown holds.
When, however, he continues, the pa
tient has recovered his sanity he is
entitled to be discharged.
District Attorney Euffington has .
further protested against the release :
of Chenoweth from the state institu
tion on the ground that his return to '
Currey county at this time might lead
to an attempt on the part of the
friends of the slain man to seek re
venge against Chenoweth.
Final action on Chenoweth's re
lease is held in abeyance pending a
further opinion from the attorney
igeneral as to just what constitutes a
I reasonable time in which hospital au
thorities should detain a patient in
order to determine his sanity.
' Following the example set them
by their puritan ancestors, centuries
ago, when they gathered in public
thanksgiving In grateful acknowieaee
, ment of favors received. Salem church
people will meet Thursday morning
in the First Baptist church, to hold
Union services honoring the day. A
majority of the local churches will be
represented in the gathering, and
those who are not. will celebrate the
occasion with private services in their
respective houses of worship. The un
ion services will begin at 10:30 oclock
and will be one of the most beautiful
ever held in the citv.
Special Music Planned.
St. Paul's Episcopal church will
have Communion services and special
sermon and Thanksgiving music. Miss
Marie Churchill will be soloist of the
day. St. Joseuh's Catholic church will
have a Communion Mass at 7 and a
High Mass at 9 o'clock. The Church
of God. ,1346 , N. Church street, will
postpone the regular Wednesday night
prayer meeting and have a meeting
at 7:30 Thursday evening. The Free
Methodist church, on the corner of
Market and N. Winter streets, will
celebrate the opening of the new
Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morn
ing. Several ministers wilt take part.
There Will toe preaching again at" 8
in the afternoon and at 7:30 that
Salvation Army Plans.
Thanksgiving services will be held in
the Salvation Army Hall on Thurs
day evening at 8 o'clock, consisting of
music, praise, testimony and prearfh
ing. Ensign andMrs. Hunter will be
the officers In charge. The meetings
Thanksgiving day at the Nazarene
church. 19th and Marion streets, will statement
be in the afternoon and evening at
2:30 and 7:30 o'clock. The preaching
will be done by Evangelist Flannery,
who is at present engaged in evangel
istic meetings at that church. At all
other churches, where the members
are not participating in the union ser
vices, special exercises will be held.
. Union Service Program.
The program for the services at the
First Baptist church Is as follows:
. Quartet J. W. Todd, A. A Schramm
R. P.parton, F. S. Barton.
Soloist: Miss Ada Miller;., pianist:
Miss Evelyn Long. ' . i
Voluntary, Miss De IAn'g. ",Doxol.
ogy, quartet ' fthd congregation. In
vocation, Rev. G.. L. . Lovell. The
president's proclamation, Rev. H. N.
Aldrich. The governor's proclama
tion, Rev; H. C. Stover. Quartet, "I
Cannot Always Trace the w ay."
Scripture lesson. "The 103rd Psalm,;'
Dr. R. N. Avison. Hymn No., 8.
Prayer, Dr. W. C. Kantner. Solo,
"Gloria" by Peccia, Miss Miller. Ser
mon, "The Glories of This Latter
House," Rev. Leland W. Porter. Of
fering, Armenian Relief, Dr. O. F.
Holt. Offertory,- Miss De Long.
Quartet, "Recessional" by De Koven.
"America," the congregation. Bene
diction, Rev. George Chapman. Po'st
lude, Miss De Long.
Support Pledged In Secret Session Last Night
Is Report; Conspiracy Guilt of U. S. Con
sular Agent Alleged Established By Probe
By Federal Forces.
OF STRIKE NEAR
Washington, Nov. 26. Fuel Admin
istrator Garfield, acting for the gov
eminent will deliver to coal operators
and miners here today a virtual ulti
matum warning both sides in the coal
wage controversy that their differences
must be adjusted wlwiout further de
lay. : '
The government statement, which
officials hope will bring an end to the
coal strike that has kept 400,000 min
ers idle since November 1, was decided
on at a meetlngf the cabinet today.
o It will be a "final" exposition of
the government's attitude in the coal
strike and will be addressed to both
sides. : " i.
Garfield, leaving the cabinet meeting
at 1:30 emphasized the word "final."
Although Garfield and cabinet mem
bers refused to give an indication as to
what the statement would contain, it
was believed Secretary Wilson's pro
posal to grant the miners a 31 per cent
wage Increase was not sustained.
It was regarded as unlikely that the
utement will, contain any recom
mendation astd a specific increase but
will set forth a declaration of broad
principles in Biich a' manner as to inti
mate what the government believes a
fair increase to be.
By Ralph H. Turner
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Mexico City. Nov. 24. The Mexican senate in secret session tonight, was reported
to have passed a resolution to support President Carranza in whatever action is taken
by the government in the Jenkins case. '
The senate was also said to have appointed a commit-.
tee to investigate the present international situation and
to have asked the executive department for full informa
tion concerning the status of William 0. Jenkins, Ameri
can consular agent, held in Puebla on a charge of conspir
ing with his alleged kidnappers to share the ransom, de
manded for his release. The latest info rotation from
Puebla" said that Jenkins, refusing bail, was still in jail
TREATY FIGHT IN
ITALY HAY HEAII
The apathetic attitude of the press
was broken this afternoon when El
Universal published an extra contain
ing a special dispatch from Washing
ton declaring the .United States was
Say Guilt Established
Mexico City, Nov. 25. Federal fore
es, after clearing rebels from the vil
lage of Malacatebec conducted an In
vestigation showing that William O.
Jenkins, American consular agent
was seen In that place on the date of
Breathless from his pace across the
country with Father Time, Winter ar
rived in Salem last night. Panting chill
his recent abduction, in company with ana bleak from his nostrils he oovered
IS. EXECUTED AT
the bandit leaders, Cordova, and Ubra
according to official advices received
from Governor Cabrera tonight.
The dispatches said Jenkins was
riding w-ith the bandits in an auto
mobile and appeared to be on friend
ly terms, whereas he asserted after
his release that he had entered the
village blindfolded and on horseback.
Cabrera pointed out in his report
that this indicates the "falsity of Jen
kins' statement." This Information, It
was said would be conveyed to the
American embassy here in an effort
to prove' Jenkins' guilty of perjury.
ELLIS ISLAND REDS
Washington', Nov. 20. General Fe
llpe Angeles, who was taken by Mexi
can federal forces at Parral, was exe
cuted by a firing squad at Chihuahua
at 0:30 o'clock this morning, the state
department was advised today.
Angeles, famous' artillery expert,
who turned against Carranza, his for'
mer chief, was found guilty by a court'
martial and sentenced to death, earlie
dispatches had reported. ' An appeal to
the Mexico City supreme court had
Angeles was known as a friend of
the United States and its people, In all
difficulties between the two republics.
the countryside with white frost,
glazed ponds with crystal ice and tint
ed the cheeks of Salemltes with rose
The .coldest night of the year 23
above zero was reported here this
morning. Those who went to work
early today donned muffs and over
coats. They found the streets glisten
ing in early dawn with Ice, water pipes
were frozen and in many homes the
dust-covered furnace was brought into
Murderer Sincere In His
Offer To Make Sacrifice
For Widow of His Victim
San Jose, Cal., Nov. 26, (United widow. The operation will be nothing.
Pres3.) Floyd Lee MeClure, who kill- "Of course, I would want to know
ed Antone Schoembs, left no doubt to- that I was to hang. I guess it's pretty
oay that he is "game" in his offer to sure I'll die." -sell
his interstitial glands to the high- MeClure Is reconciled to a death on
est bidder as a benefit for Schoembs' the gallows.
widow. "I've slipped and have got to pay the
"I will do anything this side of hell price," he said, "if I must die. so
to help that woman." said MeClure. much the better."
He has seen the United Press dispatch v Wins Admiration,
carrying the statement of a director of Theie was no pretense in MeClure's
San Quentine that the gland opera- attitude. His eyes were clear and firm,
tion would have to bo penoimea de- McClure's spirit of gameness has won
fore MeClure went to prison. the half-rpludtant admiration of the
Says It's "Sa Bluff." ! officers. ' .
"If I can legalize the selling of my . This is the first time youth's "renew
Slands before I go across," tnen I'm j in? interstitial glands have ever been
ready," he safd. "This is no bluff with ioffered for sale. An offer of II 0.000
me. I'm ready. I'rh sorry for what j was made for such glands in a letter to
ire none, but its rmisnea now, and ;urgepns at San Quentin, but glan
can i De undone, jierore uoa, l
New Tork, Nov. 26. -(United Press)
Ellis Island's "soviet republic" con
tinued to refuse to negotiate with the
United States government today and 71
hunger strikers remained in their quar
ft., refusinc to take breakfast with
Uncle Sam. .
Onlv three of the strikers, which in
clude 72 men and women, appeared for
There was no apparent intimation
of what the government policy will be
in dealing with the alleged radlcals'ar
lestod during the recent round up and
held to await trial in deportation pro
ceedings. The radicals at least most
of them refuse to eat, work or appear
Meantime the house immigration
and naturalization committee coiuin
ued its probe into conduct of Immigra
tion affairs at Ellis Island. Congress
man A. B. Johnson, Washington, eo,.
tinulng questioning Deputy Commis
sioner Uhl asked if It was not a fact
that Ellis Island, under the regime of
Frederick Home, recently resigned was
practically a "gambling den, bawdy
house and forum of bolshevism ?"
Loowe Ruled Charged.
Uhl replied that was about the case.
Radicals awaiting deportation were al
lowed to roam about among incoming
immigrants at will, he said, and even
to distribute Inflammatory literature
and deliver bolshevlst addresses.
Loose women also were allowed to
circulate among the Immigrants prac
tically without restriction, Uhl said
"Everybody did about as they
pleased," the' deputy commissioner
summed up the situation under Howe.
you I'll do anything to help Schoembs' and are not for sale.
New York, Nov. 26. Start of the
proposed one-stop flight from Mitchell
Field, to San Diego via Dallas by Lieu
tenant B. W. Maynard has been post
tell jthere are used within the prison walls "Poned. until Thursday or later, Colonel
Mavnard Detavs Start On
One-Stop Flight Few Hours
I Archie Miller, commandant
field announced, - ,
At the general assembly of tho
Marion County Teachers institute in
ihe .High school this morning, Super
intendent W. M. Smith announced th
fact that every teacher In the coun
ty la at present a member of the Suite
Teacher's Association. The meeting
then opened with a short program,
Mrs. Lulu D. Miller, of Portland, con
tributing a number of vocal solos,
wiuui was touuwed by a lecture, giv
en by Edwin T. Reed, college editor
at the Oregon Agricultural College,
who chose as his subject for discourse-
"The Margin of Life."
Each Section Busy.
The entire morning session in the
advanced department, was token up
with a discussion of the origin and
meaning of spelling words in con
nection with all other work. Miscel
laneous subjects, of interest to 7th
and 8th grade teachers were also tak
en up by Miss Mcintosh, In charge of
the department. Edwin T. Reed ad
dressed the High school, sect Ion on two
important subjects, "The New Course
of Study In English" and "The Com
position Phase of tho Course in Eng
lish." News writing was highly recom
mended by the speaker, for High
school students, as being stimulating
to the pupil, and giving them a point
of contact not met in any other way,
Standards and methods of teach
ing geography were studied in the in
termediate room, under the direction
of Miss Wlllett. This oession was fol
lowed by a lecture on Dramatization
for third and fourth grade teachers,
also by Miss Willett. Mr. Gentle of
the Oregon Normal school addressed
the teachers In the rural department.
Mr. Gentle discussed the problematic
lesson, voicing his hearty approval of
having the pupils work in groups. Tho
idea that project teaching will be the
salvation of co-operation among peo
ple in .life outside of school, was also
Refusal Is Forecast
Washington, Nov. 26. Mexico Is
preparing American public sentiment
for refusal of this government's de
mand for surrender of William O.
Jenkins, consular agent, Imprisoned
at Puebla. according tq many indica
tions today '-v -- . ,.., ,
The Mexican embassy1, has issued
newspaper clippings from , Mexican
papers containing the allegation that
Jenkins was an actual-confederate of
the bandits who kidnaped him. Mexi
can officials have asserted that Jen
kins was not entitled to diplomatic
immunity and that his case was In
the hands of the court and they have
denied that there was a crisis, saying
all excitement was due to the "jingo
At the Mexican embassy today there
was on air of calm confidence, at
taches insisting there would be no
trouble between their country and the
United States over Jenkins..
Armed Action Alternative
Meanwhile, the reply to America's
note has not materialized. The situa
tion was discussed by the cabinet yes
terday, but po policy formulated. It
was agreed, it was learned, that the
affair was a concern of the state de
partment and that it had not yet as
sumed the dimenslions of an interna
tional complication in which the cab
inet should take a hand.
The department's program is In
event Carranza refuses to give up
Jenkins first, to demand why, asking
full explanation and if this is unsat
isfactory, to send an ultimatum order
ing his release by a certain hour. Tho
alternative of this ultimatum would
not be armed action on land,
plained, but probably would involve
naval demonstrations at some Mexi
By Ralph M. Turner
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
- Mexico City, Nov. 26. The attitude
of the American government In the
Jenkins case is "inexplicable" Luis Ca
brera, minister of the treasury, told
the United Press.
"The American government assumes
that Jenkins Is Innocent, demanding
his release bofore the local court hus
completed its investigations and ar
rived at a decision," Cabrera said.
"By threat the United States Is en
deavoring to secure Jenkins' release,
despite the fact that Jenkins has re
fused to give ball, remaining In tho
penitentiary by preference.."
"It is overbearing for the United
States, 'a powerful nation, to meddle
in affairs of a weak nation like Mexi
co," Alfonso Cabrera, governor of
Peubla and brother of the minister of
the treasury, declared. "The United
States should wait until Jenkins' guilt
or innocence has been determined."
"The Mexican government Is await
ing complete reports from Puebla be
fore replying to the American note,"
It is ex- Hilario Medina, under-secretary of for-
Rome. Nov. ' 25. A hard fight
against ratification of the peace treaty.
which may precipitate a crisis inv
ing existence of the monarchy, was
Rnclalist and Catholic deputies in the
recently elected chamber will combine '
to defeat the pact, it was said. Tha
signal for the -fight was expected to
be the Introduction in the chamber of ,
deputies of a royal decree ratifying th -treaty
for conversion into a law. Both.
the Catholics and socialists, who ex
hibited unusual strength In the recent
election, have opposed the treaty Irom
the beginning. . :
' Crown Right Tm-eaieneo.
Tho coming session of tho chamber )
of deputies is awaited with consider
able misgiving. There Is no preceaeni
In Italian history for rejection ot a .
royal decree, especially in the matter
of a'yeace treaty, The treaty right 1b
a constitutional prerogative' of tl
crown. Should the socialist plans suc
ceed the outcome of such a. solemn dls
n vnwnl of the king's wishes practically
would necessitate his abdication, In tn
belief of many Italians leaders. t
Whether the Catholics will oe win
ing to support the socialists In a flat
show down against tne King is conqu
ered doubtful by many. On the other
hand, it is considered certain they will
maintain unflagging UEROSltlon to m
Versailles' treaty, which, It was said,
the holy see . considers contains th
source of new wars. ' .
Revision Is Sought.
'Ratification of the treaty also may
be opposed by the nationalists and pro
war elements, who believe Italy has
everything to gain by revision oi too
terms of the pact. Now that President
Wilson's influenco is no longer felt
here.-these elements, foreseeing aercai
of the Anglo-French defensive alliance.
from which .they claim, Italy was ex
cluded purposely, believe that itaiy
will become tho balance of power in
Conservative and moderate elements
which in the past usually have con
trolled the Italian chamber, hope to
arrive at some compromise and effect
ratification of the treaty wunoui in
tending the crown.
eign relations said.
OF SALEM TEACHERS
IH HIGHER PAY PLAN
The school board, at its meeting in
the high school last night, endorsed
the proposed 1150 raise for teachers.
Inability of the teachers to cope with
the high cost of living prompted the i
board to back the increase; and an
other factor considered is the fact
that rates here are now lower than
in any other state.
Several civic and private organiza
tions have already approved the In
crease, and pledged support to the
cause at the polls December 8, when
the people of Salem will be called up
on to vote the measure.
The new teachers, Mrs. F. A. Eng
lish, Esther Wheeler and Luelle Hug
gins, were named for posts last rilght.
Advance of state aid for soldiers'
educations was the objective of reso
lutions passed by the board. Further
state funds for this purpose will not
be available until February 1, 1920;
and the board .decided some acUon
must be taken to continue the work
until that time.
President To Urqe Passage
Washington, Nov. .26. Recommen
dation that congress speedily pass the
strong anti-red bill drafted by Attor
ney General Palmer, will be made In
'President Wilson's message next Mon
day, it was learned today. Palmer, it
is understood, has asked the presi
dent to incorporate in his message a
request that the measure be put thru
at once so the department of Justice
can cope with the bolshevik menace.
CHOSEN SAYS OLCOTT
A successor to the lute J. N. Bur
gess of Pendleton as a member of tho
state highway commission from east
ern Oregon has bcon decided upon by
Governor Olcott it was announced this
afternoon but announcement of tho
appointment is being withheld until
after the funeral of Burgess at Pendle
ton this afternoon.
hhr Party Adiourrs With
No Ticket For 1920 Named
Chicago, Nov. 26. The national la
bor party convention was adjourned
today without selection of a ticket for
the 1920 election. The executive com
mittee was authorized to call a con
vention to choose candidates, If they
decide on that course.
"IlKDS" FIGHT DKPOHTATIO.V
New i'ork, Nov. 25. Five of tha
56 alleged radicals held at Ellis Island
by Immigration authorities today
agreed to appear for hearing on de
portation charges and were to be trie l
this afternoon. The remaining 51
stuck to their refusal to appear for
trial. They will be deported without
trial unless they come to terms soon,
immigration officials said.
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