CIRCULATION Average tor Quarter Ending December 81, HI 54 5 8 Member Audit Bureau of Circulation Associated Presa Full Leased Wirt i'- i n Tonight ana Bim- Orgon. .. ned coldf day.13"' cprlv winds. tair, r; . ja ou rirra nun Minimum, 21 Maximum w PRICE 2 CENTS, fflRDYEAR--NO. 9. SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1920. TWELVE PAGES, "ALLIES AND GERMANY PUT PEACE TREA TY O EFFECT; U. S.AND CHINA STAlWUUi FATHER FORECAST Capital snrnirsteiifliifiss:" ! i - - 1: i-.trisr ir i INT POWER TO MAKE BET LOAN IS ASKEDBYCLASS 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. BANK SWINDLE AND POLITICAL 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 would.be 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 er. 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. E TEST REQUIRED IY STATES TO STAGE BOUT 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 triven 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 getting. 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 PLOT REVEALED RATIFICA TIONS EXCHANGED BY POWERS TODAY CONCLUDE NEGOTIA TIONS ENDING WAR LEAGUE TO BE IDE EFFECTIVE AT PARIS JANUARY 16 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 speak. 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. T 1 A. BISHOP, OLD Til RESIDENT IS CALLED BY DEATH 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 States. 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 Bex HazeA brothers, 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. OF LIMITATION TO BE ASKED BY ASTORIA 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 wcawish.to 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 car. 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 KOLCHAK UNDER ARREST; MUST LOOSE CONTROL 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. GERMANY HAKES NO PREPARATIONS TO RESUME OLD STATUS 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. CITY OFFICIALS CAN'T BE NOMINATED IN MAY PRIMARIES, MACY SA YS RISK PROBLEM TO BE AIRED BY DR. S. REID 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, HEARING BY COUNCIL from 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 talk. 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. I,. shall 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 bands. 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 no 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. VERTHROWOFGERMAN GOVERNMENT RUMORED 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- posi- . 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 NEW VOLCANO STILL IN ERUPTION TODAY 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 whole France 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. .. .. JIESICAX RKBIXS 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- ex- to the scene. When they arrived mey put the besiegers to flight. STRIKE SETTLEMENT COMMISSION MEETS 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 later. 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 work. 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 dclegaur. 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.