Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, January 09, 1920, Image 1

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Oregon: Tonight and Satur
day fair, continued colder,
moderate easterly winds.
Minimum, 26.
Maximum, 42
Average for Quarter Ending
December 31, 1919
5 4
Member Audit Bureau of Circulation
Associated Press Full Leased Wir
Capital !ii Joe peal
!::ican Villages In Section
Devastated By Tremor Are
Csrerwhelmed And Water
Covers Settlement Sites.
Mexico City, Jan. 9. Seven
towns near Toocolo, south of Jal
n pa, have been overwhelmed ,by
Cio earth disturbances and a. great
(ike Is covering ttieir former
s.ico, according to a message re
ceived this morning from Teocelo
through Vera Cruz... Thirty-four
bodies had been recovered when
the message was filed at Teocclo.
The towns that were Inundated
are Tlatanalan, Quiezmltlan,
Coastnleca, Toslgue, Ixtlahaucan,
Choloya and San Jose Achilchlca.
Every house in Teoccol has been
made uninhabitable.
Mexico City, Jan. 9. Intense ex
cilment and panic reigns among the
inhabitants of the cities or Cordoba
ud Orizaba, in the western part o$J
the state of Vera Cruz, because oft
the opening of a new crater of the
volcano of Orizaba, 15 miles north
ward. The new crater is emitting
smoke, according to reports from
army offices.
It is officially reported that noth
ing untoward has been noticed at the
t pi ler volcanoes in Mexico.
Bxperts believe the reported 'open
it. of a small and supposedly extinct
volcano at San Migu;l and the break
.' s out of a new crater on Mount
; rutaba provide an explanation of the
t trthquake which on Sunday night
centered with terrific effect along the
Lite between the states of Vera Cruz
and Puebla.
New advices tell of 200 deaths near
S.n Miguel and in the country dis
tticts near Cordoba, and it seemS im
probable the final list of casualties
will fall below original estimates of
200 even if reports of 1000 deaths
nt Couztlan were exaggerated. It is
( thieved 20 villages were completely
stroyed with-. -almost double, that
r "mber Of towns and , villages-badly
i naged. - ; , v
With the special session of the leg
J'"tiire due next week and with Sa
1im hotels already full of guests, cit
iKons are called ui on to furnish rooms
for the legislators. Any person hav
ing heated rooms is urged to notify
tl.o Marion hotel in order that rooms
may be listed and legislators assigned
' The Marion is unable to care for
wny more guests." states Manager
."nuier, "we are already sleeping peo-i-;-'
011 cots, so great is our regular
business and unless Salem homes are
thrown open, many legislators will be
forced to go to I'qrthind to find a
place to sleep."
f orrians To Meet Tonight
To Plan Work For This Year
The activities of the Salem Chor
ions for the year will be planned
at a meeting Friday night at the aud
itorium of the Commercial club, begin at eight o'clock. Ail active mem
bers are asked to attend and to take
part in the work of outlining the
Jirar's program.
At the time of the annual election
f officers enthusiasm and boost
v "re the keynotes bf the meeting, and
iuch expression was made of de
'.iiniimtion to make this year the
t tatest in the organisation's history,
'ihis "pep." with the tentative plans
f r work this year, indicates the am
Hon of the Cherrians to make this a
.U year.
Allies Seek Means to Rid
Europe of Turks Without
Inciting Open Rebellion
Washington, Jan. 9. Having aban
doned hope that the United States
wi,l accept a mandate over Turkey,
'he allied powers are attempting to
-wd some solution of the problem of
fipeliinitthe Turks from Europe with
u: rau.-;ng such an uprising among
the Mohammedan peoples as would
endanger the control of the European
tuitions over them.
Information reaching Washington
i that these effort are in progress
uutMule of Paris where the supreme
council is sitting, though it is ex
isted that the ratification of that
litly mill be ntcfwarj for any plans
One project discus! contemplate
AHmp'ln 4f the control of Comrtais
l. ri.n br the league of nat.ons. the
iU- laraliun of th city as a free port
Hip Pockets to
Go; Prohibition
Removes Value
New Tork, Jan. 9. Prohibition will
sweep his pockets in men's trousers in
to innocuous desuetude, according to a
prediction by experts of the Interna
tional Association of Clothing Design
ers, who today issued an edict:
" -them smaller end shallower
this oetifon "
Commenting on the attitude of the
designers, Geo. w. Hermann, a mem
ber of the organization, said:
"It's illegal to tote a gun, it's un
handy to carry your handkerchief
there and you can't buy anything but
wood alcohol to put in your flask. So
the pocket just naturally will shrink
New York, Jan. 9. The executive
committee of the New York socialist
party today demanded that the assem
bly "re-enfranchise the thousands of
voters" of the state who voted the so
cialist ticket by immediately revoking
its "disgraceful and autocratic action"
in suspending five socialist assembly
men. In a statement i ssued after an ah
night session the committee declared
that the voters who sent the socialist
assemblymen to Albany asserted that
the socialist party Is not "Inimical to
the public welfare." Revocation of the
assembly's action was demanded In or
der that "a republican form of govern
ment, guaranteed to each state by the
federal constitution, be restored to peo
ple of New York," the statemen said.
Dismissal "Outrage."
"The state executive committe of the
socialist party views with astonishment
and indignation the action of the state
assembly In unseating the representa
tives of the socialist party. The action
of the assembly is the culmination of
a long series of outrages against consti
tutional rights and the best tiditions
of the nation."
The assembly resolution "proceeds
to deliberate falsehood when Its., as
serts that the socialist party urged the
people to refuse to engage in the pro
duction of munitions of war and other
necessities," the statement said.
"The , resolution of the assembly !n
a covert way is Intended to convict the
socialist party of the use of violence to
overthrow the government, implying
mat the violence accompanying the
revolution In Russia is desired and-fa-vored
by us here," the statement con
Washington, Jan. 9. Continuation
of the standard, return to railroads
for a period of six months after the
termination of federal control was
agreed upon todty by the senate and
house conferees on railroad legisla
tion. In fixing this date the conferees
accepted the Eoeh bill provision. The
Cummins bill would have limited the
time to four months.
Washington, Jan. 9. The memor
ial adopted by the national shipping
conference, opposing provisions of
pending railroad bills, was presented
to Chairmen Cummins and Esch of
the senate and house interstate com
merce committees today by Clifford
Thome of Chicago. Mr. Thome, head
of the legislative committee of the
conference, said shippers opposed cre
ation of a transportation board, any
form of a permanent guaranty in the
way of a definite percentage of re
turn as prescribed in the Cummins
bill; appropriation by the government
of surplus earnings; compulsory con
solidation of roads into a limited num
ber of systems, or the pooling of earn
ings of the carriers.
and the actual administration of the
place by a commission nominated by
Uhe Mohammedan population of coun
tries and colonies, such as India.
; Egypt, Tunis. Morocco and possibly
jthe Malajs of the. Philippines, if the
United States can be induced to par
ticipate to that extent,
i It is proponed to clothe this com
i mission with full power to control
Constantinople politically and to ad
minister the local government. Bat
to satisfy the Mohammedans the sul
tan and his suite would be permitted
to reside there and to exercise from
there all of the functions of the head
, of his church. His position would
therefore, in some measure, corre
spond to that of the pope in Rome
after he had teen diverted of hi
tt-mporaI powers.
British, French And Italian
Premiers And Other States
men Discuss Knotty Prob
lem At Secret Paris Session
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Paris, Jan. 9. The Fiume problem
was taken up at a meeting held in pri
vate today by the premiers and other
allied statesmen assembled here for
conferences. The meeting was attend
ed by Premiers Lloyd-George of Great
Britain, Nitti of Italy and Clemenceau
of France; Earl Curxdn, British foreign
secretary; Vittorio Scialoia, Italian for
eign minister; Andrew Bonar Law,
British privy councilor; Hugh C. Wal
lace, American embassador to France;
Baron Matsui, Japanese ambassador;
Paul Dutaste, general secretary of the
peace conference, and Philippe Ber
thelot .political director of the French
foreign office.
Supreme Council Meets.
A session of the supreme council pre
ceded this meeting. It was presided
over by Premier Clemenceau and at
tended by Premiers Lloyd-George and
Nitti, Foreign Ministers Scialoia and
Earl Curzon and Mr. Bonar Lak. At
this meeting Secretary Dutasta report
ed his conversations with Baron Von
Lersner, head of the German mission.
regarding measures taken by the com
mission on Schleswlg affairs, which
will be applied .upon the coming Into
force of the peace treaty.
The council decided that the expen
ses of the high commission in control
of the Rhine regions should be borne
by Germany as well as the cost of the
army of occupation.
League Meeting Discussed
The council took up the subject of
the first meeting of the executive coun
cil of the league of nations which the
treaty provides shall be called by
President Wilson. It was announced
that the date for the meeting would be
fixed later.
- Before the supreme council Bession
Premier Clemenceau conferred for an
hour with Mr. Lloyd-George. Previous
ly he had received Alexander Millerand
governor of Alsace.
The supreme council will hold an
other session tomorrow.
San Francisco, Jan. 9. The trial of
Mrs. Alice Harris Woodcock, charg
ed with being an accessory in the
murder of Edward C. Kelly, newspa
per employe here, last September,
will begin February 2, it was indicat
ed today when the case was called in
the superior court.
Edgar Woodcock, husband of the
defendant in the present case, was
acquitted several weeks ago on a
charge of murdering Kelly. It was ad
mitted that he fired the shot which
resulted in Kelly's death, but a claim
of temporary insanity was put forth
by the defense. The verdict of the
Jury in acquitting Woodcock now Is
under investigation by the grand Jury.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 9. Organizors,
field workers and International union
heads interested in the nation wide
strike of steel wurkerswhich went
into effect September 22, were in re
ceipt of an official order today from
the national committee calling off the
strike. This action was taken by the
committee here last night.
The order declared the committee's
decision was forced by "ruthless mis
use of power" by the steel corpora
tion, the press, the courts, federal
troops, state police and many public
officials In that they denied steel
workers "their rights of free speech
and free assemblage and the right to
organize." The order added that the
union will, launch an immediate cam
paign to further organize the work
ers "and will not cease until industri
al Justice In the steel industries has
been achieved."
Harold McAllister, 19 Years
0!i Dies At Home Near Citv
After a lengthy illness that steadily:
grew more severe Harold A. McAllis
ter, son of Mr. J. M. McAllister, whose i
residence Is H mil-s southeast of Ka-I
lem, passed away Thursday. He was!
19 years old. The funeral will be held
at the chapel of the Webb iuh
company Uurday at J: JO p. m. .lth
ho rut roilowing in City View cenu-t-ry.
I ik his moiher, Mr. McAllis'er
U.-ire fix sister and two ore'h.-rw.
Thy are: Mrs. Mary Croc-., Sjlem:
Iaura Welch, CaUforrca; Mrs.
Mryli HoHx, Mrs. Kvelyn Cotnirn. j
Mrs. Geneva Psrrter, Mt. M-iba !
Guerne of tftis cty, and John McAllister j
ai.d Lee McAllister. I
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(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, v Jan. 9.- William J.
Bryan split openly with President
Wilson at the Jackson Day dinner
last night on the question of whether
the democratic party should make the
league of nations an issue at the next
election. .
The former secretary of state, three
times a candidate for the presidency
and a power in his party, declared
the democrats could not go before the
country on the Issue and that they
must accept such compromises as may
be possible.
Conceding the right of the repub
lican majority to dictate the senate's
course, Mr. Bryan' declared:
"Our plan has been rejected and
we must face the- situation as It Is.
We must either secure such compro
mises as may bef( possible or present
the issue to the country. The latter
course would mesn a delay of at
least fourteen months and then suc
cess only in cas of our securing a
two thirds majority of the senate. -
"We cannot afford, either aa citi
zens or as members of the . party to
share with the republican party re
sponsibility for further delay; we can
not go before the Country on the is
sue that such an appeal would be
present. A majority congress
can declare war. Shall we make it
more difficult to conclude a treaty
than to enter a war?"
Reviewing the present and survey
ing a program of the future, Mr. Bry
an said he ventured to suggest "three
new propositions." '
They were: A national system of
roads, extending in every state,, to be
known as "a. national peace way,"
both as a utilitarian project for bind
ing the states together in commerce
and. Intercourse, ,'r,i,a -atumoflal
as wen to uie sojmer aeaa.
A national bulletin not a newspa
per, Mr. Bryan declared to present
national Issues under bi-partisan con
trol. The initiative and referendum
which he declared the. democratic par
ty might well adopt as lis "new great
Stockholm, Jan. 9. The 249 unde
sirable deported from the United States
on the transport Kufurd, "the soviet
ark' 'probably will be landed at Hango,
Finland, and will proceed to Russia by
rail under a strong guard, it was said
here today.
The Finnish legation lacks official
Information but belief was expressed
there that no communication would be
allowed with those landing from the
Huford who will be furnished with suf
ficient food for the Journey by rail. The
harbor of Reval is frozen and the port
of Llbau Is believed improbable as a
landing place for the undesirables. The
Swedish authorities declare that those
deported from the United States will
not be allowed transit through Bweden.
Washington, Jan. 9. Allen radicals
deported on the army transport Bu
word, which now Is Hearing the Kiel
canal, will not be landed at Copen
hagen nor is it planned to send other
deportees from this country to the
Danish port. Anthony Caminetli, com
mlssioner general of immigration,
said today. lie still refused, however,
to say where the Buford would land.
Mr. Caminettl conferred today with
army officials presumably for deport
ing additional radicals to soviet Rus
Dublin. Thursday, Jan. 9. -Premier
Lloyd-George has put a "f?nKerou
weapon In the hands of declared ene
mies of the empire," In framing his
Irlxh home ryle bill, according to reso
lutions p.-tsxed by the executive com
mittee of the Irish Unionist party here
today. Recognition was given the fact
that the premier had made "an honest
endeavor to settle the Irish problem,
according to Knglith Ideas." but the
committe went on record as "feeling
boun!o inform him his proposals. In
stead of bringing peace and content
ment to Ireland, would still further ac
centuate and embitter present difficul
ties between different sections of the
Irinh people."
"The only way In which Ireland can
he saved from civil war and anarchy."
It 1 said. Is to establish a onion form
of government.
President's Failure To Touch Upon Position Regarding Third
Term Big Surprise Of Jackson Day Dinner; Split Between
: Leaders May Precipitate fight Such As Marked Noisin
ating Convention Of 1912. : f
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 9. President Wil
son's decision that the league of na
tions issue should be placed before
the voters as a "solemn referendum"
and William J. Bryan's contention that
the democratic party cannot go before
the country on the question but should
accept such compromises "aa may be
possible" are tha twin surprises of the
conclave of party chieftians which
found its climax in the annual Jack
son day dinner.
The president's message to the part.
written from the aick room in the
White House mad no mention of a
third term for himself and no an
nouncement of an impending retlre-
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Spokane, Wn., Jan. 9. Passage of
special lawa by legislatures of Mon
tana and Idaho probably will be re.
quired before the success of the Co
lumbia basin Irrigation project is as
sured, Prof. O. L. Waller of Washing
ton State college, secretary of the
Columbia basin survey commission,
declared In an address before the
Washington Irrigation Institute this
While the water supply tor the pro
ject, as shown by government reo-
ords, is abundant, some must u
stored In Pend Oreille lake In Idaho
and all of It must be diverted from
within the boundaries of thut statu, he
declared, jund about halt the impound
ed waternust be stored In Flathead
lake in Montana. The Indian service
has filed water rights upon t'lathead
lake for the Irrigation of Indian lands
The main line canal of the project
would be approximately 130 miles
ling, Professor Waller said surveys
have shown, and has been designed
to carry 20,000 culiic feet of water
per second. It would consiHt of 83.8
miles of tunnel, D 3.7 miles ot cumil,
and 49 3 miles, of lakes. All of the
lakes are to be artificial except 16.1
miles. They are Intended to care for
waste In case of high water.
No definite figures us to the cost
of putting water on the 1,700,000
acres Included In the project uie yet
uvailuble, Professor Waller said.
The committee of 15 named by
Governor Olcolt several months ago
to conduct an investigation into the
affairs of the state Industrial accident
commission is in session here today,
completing the Interviewing of wit
nesses and rounding out its report
which will probably lie handed to the
governor late this afternoon. The In
vestigation was requested by Win, A.
Marshall, chairman of the commis
sion after Lceltoy K. Keeley, a Port
land attorney, had spread broadcast
throughout the state numerous alle
gations as to the mismanagement of
the communion's affairs.
In the course of the formal hearing
held here at the opening of the In
vestigation H was openly intimated
that Keeley was in the employ of an
insurance company which sought to
discredit the state commission In an
effort to overthrow the workmen's
compensation act. A move has been
niaitei since that time to disbar Keel
ey from practicing law In Oregon.
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Washington, Jan. t. 1'Ians for the
democratic national convention at
San Francisco on June 2 were dis-
uj-e.J by Chairman Cumming and
other members of the national com
mittee today and were to be taken up
formally at a meeting of the execu
tive committee later.
A committee on arrangement for
the convention probably will be an
nounced today or tomorrow. This com
n.ltt- will go to San Francisco with
in 20 day to lay out the seating ot
the delegate on the convention floor
and to arrange for hotel accommoda
tions, committee, room and the like.
N. W. Slurnford of Freewater hip
ped four carload of Wineaap apples
to Copenhagen, iJenmark, last week.
ntent to private life, aa many had pre
dicted it would. .
Mr. Bryan's speech, taking- definite
issue with the president'! decision on
the great question, was accompanied
by a statement that ha waa not apeak
lng as a candidate (or the presldentltl
nomination. Many of the democratic
lilner freely said that portion was a
distinct surprise to them.
Party Studios Views.
Today the rank and file of the demo
cratic party well aa tha leaders
throughout the country are studying
the opposite announcements of the two
national leaders and art attempting to
(Continued on page two)
chiee mm.
Washington, Jan. 9. A lettar from
President Lowell of Harvard, urging
that democratic senator should "not
stahd'too firmly" uKninst a vaaarva-
tion to article ten of the league ot
nations covenant, was made public
today by Senator Walsh, democrat,
Although in the past an advocate
of unreserved ratification, President
Lowell wrote that If artlcla ton was
a stumbling block to a compromise,
the administration might well ctn
cde a point Blnce the real strength
of the covenant In preventing wars
seemed to rest In the economla boy
cott provisions of article 18.
"It seoms to me," the letter con
tinued, "that article ten la not well
adapted to promote peace, and does
Involve obligations whioh It Is not
wise to accept."
Government To
Aid Dependents
Of Deportees
Washington, Jan. 9. The govern
ment hns definitely decided to ren
der aid to the dependents of alien
radicals whom It deports, Assistant
Attorney (ieneral Onrvan announced
today. Action in this direction will be
taken purely as a humanitarian
measure and not because of any ob
ligations to the fumlllc of the aliens,
he added.
It hu not yet been determined thru
what chutinels provision will be made
for the cure of the persons left alone
by the deportation of the bread win
ner. It was Indicated, however, that
eventually If the persons concerned
so chose, they would be sent to Join
the deportees overseas. Legislation
may he necessary to accomplish this.
Officiuls said that much of the
firound for possible reprisals would
be removed If the families were fin
ally sent to Join their leaders.
Willamette Glee Club
Sings At Pen Tonight
The Willamette university glen ch.b
will givo Its first concert tonight at the
penitentiary. The members of the glee
club have been working on their new
program since the opening of aehoo! In
the fall, and have prepared a nurtiVir
s t ine of I he
personnel of the
er. Fred Mc-
wlll be heard
again after an absence of a year In
L'mle Sam's service, and has prepared
a number of strong selection.
Radicals To Be Deported
Via Copenhagen, Report
Copenhagen, Jan. 9. Undesirable
deported rfroin the United Htate will
be landed here and trans-shipped to
Danzig under supervision of the lan.
lull police, according to reports. The
radical will not be permitted to come
in contact with the population here.
Kach ship bringing deportee will
bear COO persons, it la said, and the
United Htutes government has arrang
ed with the United Shipping company
ot this city to take thorn from here
to Danzig.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 9.- President Wil
son In his message to the Jackson day
diners here last night said "the clear
nd single way" to determine tha will
of the American people on tha leagtia
of nations , to make it an torn at
tha next ' ' " .,
lng wU'
' .t
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fesnairv was
t his intu
it tha fluty
join lit th
t ' ' f and why hat
'ntly wdr. nn ,
' i mother . t to crush tl . ',
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. .resident aaldL Jiie United tViitea
rinlnof. . - -V , -The
president expressed his attliu-J .
ward reservations, much a ha di tut
s eonferenea with tha, senate foit n
jRtluna nnntmltfMV InrtMff Inntfi 4 -w
undoubted meaning of ")h treaty Sa I
ahivli hava no objection. There an bo
no lesronable objection to interf rota
tions accompanying tba act ot ratifies,
tlon Itself. But when iha treaty ta act
ed upon I must know whether It means
that ws hava ratified or rejected It.
W cannot rewrite this treaty. Wa
must take It without changes which al
ter Its n, eanlng or leave It and then,
after tha rest of thf world ha slnel
it, we must faee the unthinkable task
of making another and separata kind
of treaty with Germany,"
'(Associated Prets Leased Wire)
Mexico City, Jan. 8 f. J. Honey anil
Earl llolns, Americans who met death
in the 'Ismplco renlori early this month
wore killed by rebel after having d la
regarded warnings from local author),
tics who advised them not to venture
into luwleH regions alone, according to
iHc;,viin front tstnte officials at Tum
pleo given out tonight by the Interior
department. They were shot by out
laws (in the seashore between camp
belonging to the International and
Transcontlnnntal Oil companies, It la
Advices given out here stale that fol
lowers of General Manuel Peine, out
law chief, and virtually Independent
ml !' In that district, had been expect
ing to reoclvs munitions from a steam
er at that point on the coast, Certain
bandits who were rivals of adherents
of l'elnex were opernilng near tha la
goon of Tamplahau and learned of tha
expected shipment. They laid In wait
at a point where they thought the mu
nitions would be landed and when Ho
ney and Doles appeured the rebels b
lleved they were carrying arms to tha
I'elaea force. Fire wa opened upon
the two men. who were killed.
It Is stated government forces are
pursuing the bandits and that tha for
eign office has asked local authorities
for further information regarding tha
shooting of the two Americana
(Associated PrM Leased Wire)
Spokane, Wn., Jan. 9. fit) porta of
committees and election ot officers
this afternoon were to bring to a
close the two day seiislon of th Wash
Ington Irrigation Institute here. Iel
egutes will meet at a banquet thla
Resolution before tha committe
early today outlined what It was de
clared wers the needs of tha west In
a reclamation way, and contained an
assurance of support for the program
of the western reclamation congress
In meeting them, it K. Tiffany of
Yakima, reclamation engineer for tha
Yakima projects. wa prominently
mentioned ns a probable selection for
president of the Institute.
Bpoknne, Wash,, Jan. 9. Reorgan
ization of the bankrupt gpokana
Inland Empire Railway system bo
came known here today with th fil
ing of articles of Incorporation for the
Spokane & Eastern Railway A Power
company and the Inland Emplr Rail
road company. The former Is capital
ized for 13,000,000 and the latter for
11,000,000. '