Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, January 10, 1920, Image 1

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Berger Denied
Seat In House
Second Time
Washington, Jan. 10. Victor Ber
ger, socialist representative elect from
Milwaukee, waa denied a seat In the
house today for the second time.
Authority To Advance Sum Of
150,009,000 For Work
L Austria, Poland And Ar
menia Requested.
Wtsliliigtoh, Jan. 10. Autlior
l to advance $1. -.0.000,000 for
food relief In Austria, Poland
ud Armenia was asked of con
mm today J' Secretary Glass.
Mr. Glass said this amount
.onld relieve the situation until
Beit fall. Assistance by the Unit
ed States "Is Imperatively requir
ed," r said, to alleviate "a des
perate situation,-' affecting mil
lion of ueoule.
Under the plan proposed by the
secretary, the loans would be used in
establishing credits in this country not
only for Austria, Poland and Arme
nia, but for other suffering countries.
Estimate Impossible
An exact estimate of the European
ie,Ni is "impossible," the secretary
flecJirid. addine that it might later
be necessary to ask congress to grant
t54.000.0OO additional.
Assistant Secretary Davis, present
ii,e Mr. Glass' letter, told the house
rat and means committee that the
treasury "was vitally interested" be
cause if those countries are not fed
destructive results are feared, which
wuld seriously affect the financial
liability of the world."
The British, he said, "are willing
to Ao 11 they can," adding that they
rut likely transport the food, and also
supply some clothing. The burden,
Iwever, fie said, would be placed on
tlie United States because the Amer
leui food stuffs were the "only sur
plus supply." By the. government
grain corporation handling the sup
plies, Mr. Davis said, the movement
fcould be such as "not to disturb our
own prices of food."
Securities Assured
S-ome form of securities
tiitained from the foreign countries
before any credits were established,
Jlr. Davis told the committee, adding
that he did not want to "mislead the
committee Into thinking the loans are
v.trucllve as investments."
The food situation in Austria has
bwn given serious consideration by
Mv supreme council at Paris and sug
leitions that tae United States aid
In relief work there have been made
Biron Eichoff, head of the Austrian
ltce delegation, appealed in a state
ment published in this country today
"r aid for bis people, who, he said,
"r "TMitcned with anarchy and
'"'in oy starvation diirine the winter.
vuumws appropriated $100,000,000
rener in Kurope and this was
Mnbuted through an international
v-nmission headed bv
Washington, Jan. 10. Discussion ot
the right of Victor Berger, Milwaukee
socialist, to a seat in the. house, began
today v hen Berger appeared and asked
to be sworn, two months to a day after
he had been denied his seat on the
grounds "that he gave aid and comfort
to the enemy."
Before Berger, who recently was re.
elected, could be recognized Chairman
Dallinger of the election committee,
offered a resolution proposing denial
of a seat to him on the same ground
which caused his first rejection.
Chicago Police Seek 14 Mem
bers Of Graft Syndicate Al
leged To Have Operated On
Wide Scale Over Country.
Sjm oiUal mln'hl.v meeting of the
6fo,i. . fiuo this year
r.J .v.." .""testing. It is un
Vrtai- . l nuu in ail r en-
.Vth ,l, 1 ,nn turm meeting, at
Mr .T. ?"a .r'"ut
i, il! be held Wed-
other man..,.., ... ... .
hi.U . "glance to all
Hill Iij
""Us oiseussed at the
ate.h vry Commercial club
HinL' bu,'ws session and
k-C: h h luncheon will
,tJ the g.irae parlor.
That the Oregon law requiring 56
degrees gravity test for gasoline, whose
repeal is sought by the oil companies,
is not a requirement of Oregon alone
but of many other states Is the asser
tion of Representative Martin of Salem,
a member of the legislative committee
that drafted the law. In proof he cites
a letter from the federal bureau of re
fining, "Washington, D. C, giving the
requirements of states as follows:
Oregon, 56 deg. gravity Be.
Indiana, 56 deg. gravity Be.
Iowa, gravity shall be 70 deg. Be to
SO Be.
Kansas, 58 deg. Be. '
Missouri 58 deg. Be.
Montana, not less than 63 deg.
Bsntmrftw gasoline." , " j .,,,
Products below this specification
sold under Its proper name and gravity
South Dakota, gas machine gasoline
not less than 6 deg; Baume.-" Light
gasoline not less than 60 deg. Baume.
Power gasoline gravity.not less than
57 deg. Baume. Gasoline for auto en
gines 5'' deg. Baume to 62 deg. Baume
New Mexico, gravity 63 deg,(Baumi.
Similar to Oregon,
"Thee are many other state having
other quality tests on gasoline," de
elares Mr. Martin. "The above tests
of quality It will be sen are based on
the same test that Oregon adopted and
the requirements are more stringent
vet- ill fairness to the company, if the
contention of the Kansas City labora
tory is correct, a higher quality test
may be required on eastern oils to give
a good grade of gasoline, yet the fact
remains that other states and other au
thorities deem the Baume test prac
tical. "I do not say we should retain the
presenc law yet I believe that in fair
ness to the consumers, the company
which is said to control 80 per cent of
the gasoline sales in Oregon, and can
be nvorerlv enled a monopoly should
Herbert Hoov- be -iiitng to furnish the grade of gaso
line which the neonle want, and have
gasoline and even distilate regulated by
law the same as various other com
modities are standardized. If they
wishto sell distillate or call the product
which is below 56 degrees by some oth
er name, I do not believe the consum
ers would object, yet it is not unrea
sonable to demand that the better qual
ity be for sale and when gasoline Is
asked for that we know what we are
Want No Inspection.
"The contention that competition be
tw en the companies will cause each
In furnish the best Duality possible 1
believe Is not tenable even though the
companies were competitive In every
reported as 8nR(. wr know that on of them controls
the market, and against where there
are niy three or four concerns In a
business there Is usually some co-operation
as to prices and standards.
"I am open to conviction as to the
advisability of adopting the boiling
point test, the objection as I under
stand, beine mainly that it is more
Chicago, Jan. 10. Fourteen mem-
bers of a national syndicate of bank
swindlers who are alleged by police to
have divided more than $2,000,000
wtih politicians, lawyers, police and
some bank officials and employes,
were being sought here today.
John Louisi, representing a New
York Indemnity company, conferred
with officials of the. state's attorney's
office and presented evidence intended
to show such a syndicate existed and a
number of ring leaders were here.
Louisi said there was evidence to
Ehow members of this gang recently
robbed an Omaha bank of $110,000;
and banks at Dalton and South Hol
land, 111., of more than $200,000.
"This gang employs women to be
guile bank employes, gain their confi
dence, learn their secrets, especially
secrets concerning shipments of mon
ey, Louisi said. Then they hire their
robbing done.
The robbers are guaranteed a cer
tain amount 20 per cent of the haul
nd a safe getaway. If they are ar
rested they are given counsel.
"There is no security that cannot be
handled. And there are clearing houses
in Chicago where they are handled.
They pass through at least five hands
and each pair of hands deducts a ten
per cent commission." . " "
Thirteen men, alleged members of
the gang, are under arrest in New
York, Louisi said.
Paris Jan. 10. The putting of the
league of nations Into being which will
be one of the immediate qpnsequences
of the exchange of ratifications of the
treaty of Versailles; will occur In Paris
at 10:30 o'clock In the morning of Fri
day, January 16, the supreme council
decided today.
Ambassador Wallace cabled this de
cision of the council to President Wil
son so that the president might issue
the formal notice of the meeting of
the council of the league to be held
on the date named.'
The first meeting of the council will
be caled to order and presided over by
Leon Bourgeois, representative of
France In the council. He will deliver i
a brief address, ttan uurzon, uritisn
foreign secretary, who will represent
Great Britain at the meeting .also will
Versailles Agreement Ready For Approval Last October But
Delayed By Sinking Of Fleet At Scapa Flow And bub
sequent Protocol, Accepted By Victors And Vanquished.
Paris, Jan. 10.-The treaty of Versailles, making
peace between Germany and the ratifying allied powers
was put into effect at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon by the
exchange of ratifications.
J. A. Bishop, well known pioneer.
age 63, died Saturaay morning u i
a. m. at his home South Commercial
and Judson streets. The end came af
ter a two weeks' illness.
Mr. Bishop was born in Linn coun
ty, September 10, 1858, coming of one
of the leading pioneer families of the
state. He was married in 1882 to Miss
Unra Temnle. who survives him. Two
sons, Mason Bishop, Portland;
Bishop and pne flaugnier,
Rishou of Salem, and two
'C. P. Bishop of Salem
Wilson to Call Session.
Washington, Jan. 10. President
Wilson Is expected to sign the call for
the first meeting of the league of na
tions council immediately after receiv
ing notice from Ambassador Wallace
that the first session has been fixed for
next Friday. The United States, how
ever, will not b$ represented at the
meeting as the treaty ha a not yet-been.
ratified by the senate.
Provision for the president to issue
the call for the intial meeting of the
council is made In the peace treaty and
officials explained that in signing the
call Miy Wilson would not be acting In
his capacity as president of the United
Vnlted States Not Tarts.
The coming Into force of the treaty
through exchange of ratification today
between Great Britain, France, Italy
md Germany will not affect the Uni
ted States, officinls said. Willie tech
nically the state of war between this
country and Germany still exists, trade
between the countries was resumed
some months apro and Is steadily In
creasing, particularly the export move
ment from the United States.
The United States, however, will not
be represented on any of the various
commissions set up by the treaty for
carrying out its terms nor can this
country send consular agents into Ger
many until the stale of war Is ended
Fred E. Bish
op of Portland, and a sister, Mrs.
Clara A. Starr, also survive him.
Mr. Bishop has been a resident of
Salem for 25 years and his congenial
temperament endeared him to all
with whom he came in contact.
The body is at'the.Webb & Clough
undertaking parlors. Funeral an
nouncements will be made later.
Baron Von Lersner, the head of the j
German mission, affixed his signature
to the protocol at 4:09.
The entire ceremony, which took
place In the Clock Hall at the French
foreign ministry, was completed by
4:16 o'clock.
Protocol Also Signed.
Previously Baron Kurt Von Lersner,
head ot the German mission, eigned the
protocol ot November 1, providing for
reparation for the sinking ot the Ger
man warships at Scapa Flow and to
InBure the carrying out of the armis
tice terms. The signing ot this docu
ment occurred In the office ot the min
ister of foreign affairs.
After the exchange of ratifications
of the treaty Premier Clemenceau
handed to Baron Von Lersner the fol
lowing letter:.
fails, Jan. lu: jnow tnat ttie pro
tocol provided for by the note ot No.
vember 2 has been signed by qualified
representatives of the German govern
ment In consequence the ratification of
th treaty of Versalles have been de
posited the allied and associated pow renew to the German gov
eminent their assurance that - while
necessary reparations for the sinking
of the German fleet In Scapa Flow will
bo exacted, they do not Intend to in
jure tho vital economic Interest of Ger
many. On his point, by this letter, they
confirm the declarations which the
general secretary of the peace confer
ence wah charged with making oraii
to. the president of the German dele
gation on December 23."
( oinM'iiHtitloii Kixvlflt'd.
The letter gives details of the com
pensation for the vessels sunk In Scapa
Flow as modified,' which already have
been made public.
Baron Von Lersner and Herr Von
Sinison, the other Germnn representa
tive, were among the last of those to
urrlve at the foreign mlnlBtry for the
day's ceremonies. They passed into
the foir-lKn office shortly after Premier
Clemenceau, who as usual was given
on ovp.t!on as he stepped out of his
The delegates assembled In the pri
vate off ce of the minister of foreign
affair.!, wilt-re at a secret si-HHlon the
piototM.l was signed at 4:09 o'clock.
UliH-k Itoom Kcpiip.
Led by Premier Cleameneeau, the
delegates then filed into the famous
clock room, where were held the plen
ary sessions of the peace conference
that fixed the terms of the treaty.
Karon Yon Lersner and Herr Von Sim-
son were the last to enter the room and
London, Jan. 10. Admiral Kolchak
head of the all-RuBslnn government
In Siberia, has been arrested at Ir
kutsk by Colonel Peyellayav, accord
ing to a Moscow wireless dispatch
dated Friday. Colonel Pepollayev or
dered his prisoner to hand over con
trol of all affairs, It Is added.
Paris. Jan. 10. Although the ex
change of ratifications of th Versail
les treaty this afternoon i tn iinai
act that restores before tha war rela
tions between Germany and Franca,
no arrangements have been mada Vl
Germany, so far as can be ascertain
ed here, to resume peace relations Willi
this country.
Count Von Lersner, head of tha Ger
man delegation, who It had been re
ported would be designated aa first
German charged d' affairs, told tUa
Associated Press today he had not been
named for the post and waa In utter
lunorance of the Intention ot hl tft-
ernment. He denied reporta that at
the head of the peace delegation ha
would leave Its quarters for tha old
embassy after the signature of tha pro
tocol. He is still confined to hl room un
der orders from his physician and will
not leave It until the hour arrive for
him to go to the French foreign office
for the final ceremony In th making
of peace.
Because tha '- charter makes
nominations non-partisan Halem city
officials, to serve for next term, can
i ot be nominated at the primaries in
May. This was pointed out Saturday
by City Attorney Bert W. Muey after
a careful investigation 'of tha laws,
both city and state, governing the
election, was mado.
In the state the democrat and re
publican parties are the only parties
qualifying for nominations under suc
tion 3359, L. O. L., as amended by
chapter 108 of tho 11) 1 3 session, which
defines a political party thus:
"A political party, or organization.
All phases of tha Irish question wtlt
be explained and elucidated In a talk
before the business men at their regu
lar weekly luncheon at the Commercial
club Monday by Dr. H. J. Held, of
Portland. Acceptance of an Invitation
to inldiess the liiiMiness men win -
which at tho hiHt precoedlng general , ,.,,, , lh Commercial club Satur-
leieciion poucu iur lor us cuiiumiiu
for presidential electors at least
before many pleased audiences on tha
t.v rii- rii.lil. John W. Troy, a
20 ,- A,.nn(rr,iiut u'hn firm nerformed
that office In this stale."
Therefore the primary election law
of the stnt contemplates the nomina
tion by party of all city, county and
Htate officials, and there Is no provis
ion for the nomination of socialist,
prohibition, and non-partisan candi
dates at primaries.
Noii-PartlHiin llMtilrv!
It specifically states In the city
charter, the section of which follows,
Astoiia, Or., Jan. 10. To enable the
port of Astoria to Increase its bond is
sue to raise funds for the purchase of
the site of the proposed naval ba
which is to be presented to the gov
erninei I .and also to continue project
ed port Improvements, a bill will be In
troduced at the special session of the
legislature next week by Senator Nor
blad. This action was decided upon at a
confen nee held yesterday by the port
conilssion. its attorney and Ue mem
bers of the ClatB"P county legislation
the first to sign the minutes recording that all nominations for city offices
the exchange of ratifications. in Salem shall be non-partisan. It
The proceedings began without any reads:
ceremony. Premier Lloyd-George of "A primary election for the nomi
lircat Pritain following the German nation of candidates to be voted fur
.lolPtrntef at the signature tables. He at the regular general election
coast, will sing following Dr. item a
Karri week a speaker of Interest to
the business men, with topics of na
tional mid state Importance, or Indus
trial excursions nro secured or ar
ranged, and the luncheons are steadily
growing more , popular, A capacity
crowd Is expected Monday.
was succeeded by Premier Clemeiieeau i be held biennially at ine same time
r.f Vmiu B. who on returning to his seat (that tho primary nominating election
after signing, stopped In front of
Baron Von Lersner and Herr Von Sim-
son. The Herman represriiuiuvrn r
and bowed to M. Clemenceau who said
for stat and county officers la held
Names of candidates at such primary
election shall be proposed by peti
tion, as provided by law. Names of
. , , a ! n.1 1 ,1,. f fit miicH nt-trnMi-v fflm'tlon
a few words wincn were iniui -- -----
Tlx. ,,r.ii,ler then nam- anan nave no purusan uoiimmiwii,
n,l Tan 10. A dispatch
Vice today savs Amir Said, political , delegation.
nnnnent of Amir Feisal, son of the fnder the original port act the com
kin of tha Hedlaz. has telegraphed mission is authorized to issue bonds
King oi 'f ' ,,,r.a rnnf"r-m 1ft r,er cent of the assessed
... v, a nr..q nftni ui n.c . - - .
,intinir nirainst the agreement ; valuation
without shaking
;the sptctators.
cd on to his place
No HambJiakliiK.
The Incident was watched with the
most intense Interest in a dead silence. ,
It was noticed that Baron Von Lersner j
made a movement as if to put out his j
and all nominations for city offices
shall be tton-pHrtlsan."
IKl-bulon Nercnmry
In order to make It possible for the
people of Halem to nominate city of
ficials at th coming primaries In
May. some iHgUlation at the coming
a smal linvestment for a laboratory.
. . . . ... i.,,-n ni uj,. nn ... itrtuiuf it(-ji nvr
k,..i i.,.t ...,,,,! to cnecK nimseii as ne n
of the taxable property In, ,. cln.nceau kept his gray icomlng this, is necessary. City Attor
I . - l ...... ,.f t ft ft A ft fill " " - . . iA,, ILL. ..u hnhla
cumber to handle and will require reported to b.rm ,e Pn, Plovrf hand,.. I. . . '
Krnnpp anu x i "' t'rpn.itrr .iili .j,
dispatch says Amir Said has asKeu , increaci to is percent.
' . . . tn trn before the I -
that ne oe permm - -----
peace Conference to present his ease
ir, the name of Syria before a final
decision is made on the Syrian ques-tion.
rj! ,f"- 14 Travl .
mm ir ,J la" brought
The Brussels report of a German
government overthrow are not con
firmed from any other source and It
may be noted that the dispatches
themselves carry their own qualiriea-
ITT that th German
" 'he soeiali
k re. th! suation and tions. emDhasizine the lack of
"'"'iji OT-iL-- a
V.a, ..,, " "aa ten a- tive Information.
ill oc territory not I News dispatches from Germany are
paUon- : ordinarily at least 24 hours in reach-
Js4,. Jir j Ing this country and the lfUst mes-
fcl" " unc.nfv , n ""nation sages from Berlin received Friday
f r sports from bore Thursday's date. These mes-
rnkre. ,,frm2n Kernment sages indicated some unsettlement in
L"1 CoJ: from " by Ubor conditions, particularly In the
Sf o, rri4 thi :cnmy of E and in the Ruhr in-
W ordiBJ ..." J?: dustrial basin, but the unrest report-.
B !a Germanr ' 4wi r.nt annoar to be of unusual , ly defea'
Dispatches from Paris January 7
aid Prince Feisal and the 1 rench
'vernment had reached- an agre.
ent whereby the prince would rec
ognize a French mandate Jo, It
of Syria, tn
would recognize me wi-
Arabian state to m
Hems ana
the Japanese representative, and Paul ; KaiTarkS AttaCkM
, , . .. I -.. I . i r, T i ,rf v r mlnlMler, . - - ....
followed Premier Clemenceau In the I ? 1 ricf M TlllirSflaV
J - - - - -j
t,.Tirr riiv. Jan. 10. Flames at
still being emitted by the new volcano
tlTx or urn,, wli. be executed integr al.y,
advice received here last night
order r.t med.
Thn the delegates of the other rati
tying nations signed in alphabetical se
quence The entire ceremony waa over
'tt 4:1' o tiocK wnen i. Liruicu..
rose stid said:
The protocol having been signed, as
wel las the minutes recording the ex
, . chang of ratifications, I have the hon
or to declare mm w" ncnj
rallies Is In ftil leffe't and that Its
Ever village in that vicinity has
tion of an
- Albino
under the administration of the
rinf. with the assistance of I reach
RF-Pri-fnopeneu u, i..- exchanged remarks In
-Rebel, who flooding the d.nct neai - the , cra ?:"nh rf V.n 8Wm.
tn ambush General Candldo i.eiugeea ) At the end of M. Clemenceau' re
lt-miar. EoveiHwr v .......
... tho latter was tra
trui. .. ..
Kiirx rttv. Jan. v.
. t rtwmj rw,-.. neighborhood heard the
The ceremony 'r Iplo.lon of tb bomb, and hastened
eir .il politeness to the exclusion of all ' .,.. ...i..i .t
Dublin, Jan. 10. Police barracks
S";x miles from the village of Tuam,
Galway county, were attacked Thurs
day evening by a party of about 100
men, according to reports reaching
this city. During the fight two or
three bombs were thrown, one wall
being demolished and one police ser
geant' being slightly wounded. The
occupants of the barracks returned
the fire of the night assailants.
Four constables who war patroll-
the scene. When they arrived mey
put the besiegers to flight.
Washington, Jan. 10. Membar of
president Wilson's commission ap
pointed to perfect ine com ! .
tlement went into session louuy, pre
paratory to beginning .Monday the ac
tual negotiations wllh committees rep
rt-iitinK the mint" and operators of
th central competitive field. Other
coal mining districts will be taken up
Also tho commission ha before U
a numb.-r of complaints from locala of
the miners union, charging that In
certain cases and localities the oper
ators have noi respected tha term of
the government agreement on whlc'a
the millers were Induced to return to
The central district scale commlttea
of operators was In session today, dis
cussing tha extent to which th oper
ators will participate in the proceed
ings of the commission.
..Hhmut sone in that
reeling relief work, have beea decisl
vellng to deaths from falling buildings and poU
state di-onou gases. Hebels who had their
decisive- headquarters in that region have suf-
. u.t-erelv both from casualties and
rebel worn. . . verely both from casualties a
ted. according to a war depart- llw lt u stated.
marks the delegates arose and the Ger
mans, after slight hesitation, led the
way out without either saluting or ex
chaning word with any of the othet
New York. Jan. . Oregory Weln
stein, "chief of staff of Ludwlg C. A.
K. Martens, Russian soviet "ambassa
dor," has been refused ball. Ho Is be
in h.l.l r.n Kllia Island. altboUKh II1),-
0O0 In litrty bond was offered last!
night, Charles Itecht, hi counsel, an- oldest aimunae.
pounced today.
Mrs. Guy Hunt Dead After
Brave fight On Illness
After an Illness of only about tw
weeks, Mrs. Ileulah Hunt, it, wlf of
Guy (1. Hunt. 747 South llth street,
died at 12:30 Saturday morning. Oow
iiiedlctl attention had been given bar,
and she rallied for a whll Thursday,
then began to sink until the end cam.
ISesldes her husband. Mrs. Hunt 1 sur
vived by a daughter nln year old.
The bedy I at the Rlgdon undertak
ing pailor. The funeral arrange
ment have not yet been made.
China claims to have th world'
!- ' ment statement,
i significance.