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fflRTY-THIRD YEAR. NO. 16.
SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1920.
PRICE 2 CENTS.
OL CO TTANNO UN CMS INTEN TION
: OF VE TO
NG STRAIGHT TICKET MEASURE
Eleventh-Hour Rush Features
Close of Legislative Session
It was after 3 o'clock Sunday mom
ins when the legislature finished Its'
work and adjourned, having passed
87 bills, the majority without debate
or much consideration, and but few
of which could be classified as emer
gency measures, and a dozen memor
ials and resolutions. A total of 5S bills
Introduced In the house passed the
senate and 41 senate bills passed the
Nine measures were submitted to
the people at the special election, May
21, for approval. They are as follows:
1 Extending road limitation , In
debtedness from 2 to 4 percent.
2 Enabling counties to fund their
debtrnd reorganize finances.
5 Substituting the president of the
senate and 44 senate bills passed the
successor to the governor.
4 Restoring capital punishment.
6 Providing additional levy for
soldiers educational act.
6 Levying annual tax of 2 mills for
public school support.
7 Levying tax for institution of
(Continued on page three)
RESIGN. IS RUMOR
WILL NOT COMMENT
Chief of Police Percy M. Varney
will present his resignation to the
city council at its meeting Monday
night, according to a rumor current
In the city during the day. Chief Var
ney would not discuss the matter.
Mr. Varney was elected chief of
Police and has served more than a
, "'ar. He was constable here for a
terra, and for several years served as
an officer in the police department.
what prompts his resignation is not
known, further than his interest has
been attracted to his farm in Polk
county. Members of the police de
partment claim ignorance of the
efs plans, and what" developments
may ensue will not be known until
'be council' meets tonight.
Because of Chief Varney's stolid
nse during recent attacks by mem
n,?, he couno" ls not believed
W this has influenced his resigna
tion V"""' sereeant of deteo
Tl.. 0 lcedenartment of Indianapo-
er J?SaIera Saturflay ln Nation
C lt n "Fainw concern.
vral Indiana fugitives.
MARTENS SAYS STATE
DEPA R TMENT REFUSED
TO RECOGNIZE SOVIET
shin 19.After Lud.
fm sovL !ens' self WeA
""I hot' h,"? eIven a brief Per
' Russia the h"nselt " W
vlgatin; .,, T'liUe co""ittee in-
d"y today t aaJ'l sud
oth PrellraU3e members had
Airman I eng:lBeme'its
lhmmiL at'a announced that
Ma TJ"- ani that mean
. cu.,,,!"8 insider himself
Jt bef ,the committee.
r!"'lns to I ""mment Martens.
S TtT by Chalrman
nication, Z ,k 8ent many com
" "official i ' 8tate dePat1ment
mi the soviet
ire! to',,; . A never receiv-
U,ii t he did not go ito de-
'ffi'rZt b ' -
SC scW "U' and
r7s1nr. but 8 aS a m"chanic
a. I"6 ' Practiced his
' lhe government of
tato,,",; he sal,!. -I
M 1696, kept there
IF, ENUMERATOR DON'T
FIND YOU, FIND HIM;
THEN SALEM WILL WIN
Would you like to live ln the city,
second in size in the state?
Sure you would, and any one with
a speck of civic pride is anxious to
make his city. one of the best and
largest in the state.
It's easy for you to help; and if Sa
lem is to be the second city in tne
states which it may you must help
Be "enumerated". That's all you
have to do. If you haven't been en
umerated call up the Cherrlans, the
Commercial Club, Census Taker Craw
ford,, or someone and tell them. Or,
better still, stay home Monday, Tues
day, or several days, and wait for the
enumerator. If you can't stay at home
leave a note telling where you may be
-Monday a gigantic effort .was being
made ln Salem to make it the second
city in the state. It ls running neck
and neck with Astoria. And it is re
ported that Astoria is leading by a nai
row margin. But they are enumerat
ing everybody. Census Taker Craw
ford believes that if everybody is enu
merated in Salem that this city will
At one o'clock Monday groups of
Cherrlans, headed by captains, with
one precinct each, started out to enu
merate everyone. From house to
house, office to office, they went find
ing many who have been skipped thus
There are many persons working
downtown who have not been enu
merated. Many called the Commercial
club during the day and said they had
been missed by enumerators.
If you can't have an enumerator call
on you, call on them. Help 'em and
make Salem the second city In Ore
gon. Harding Would
Know Where He
Stands In Ohio
Washington, Jan. 19. Senator
Harding of Ohio, a candidate for the
republican presidential nomination,
announced today that he could not
accept "mere perfunctory or compli
mentary," support from Ohio's dele
gation in the national convention.
The senator said that if there was any
doubt regarding Ohio's real prefer
ence, ha would be glad to have an
expression by the Btate's voters in the
Announcement was made today of
the opening of Washington headquar
ters of a campaign committer to work
for the nomination of Major General
Leonard Wood as the republican can
didate for president. Senator Moses of
New Hampshire is in charge.
Three men, said to be Russians, were
arrested in Fresno, Cal., this morning
on charges of being members of a rev
three years, and then deported to Ger
many. There I was put in the army,
and spent two years in it."
He said he worked as an engineer
until 1905 when he went to Switzer
land. From Switzerland, Martens went
to England, where he lived for ten
years. He registered there as an ene
my alien after the war began, but
was not interned, as his German citi
zenship "was regarded by the British
authorities as purely a technical one"
He came to the United States in 1916,
he said, was admitted upon declara
tion of his German citizenship and
went to work as purchasing agent for
a Russian steel company.
Senator Moses asked if he had reg
istered as a German citizen after the
United States-entered the war.
"No, I had perfected my Russian
citizenship before the registration was
required," Martens responded.
, He put in several certificates given
him by the Russian soviet government
authorizing him as a Russian citizen
to represent it ln business, legal and
diplomatic matters. One of them au
thorized him to take over all property
of former Russian legations in the
United States, and all deposits of Rus
sian government funds in the United
GRANTS TEST OF
Washington, Jan. 19. Valid
ity of the federal probitlon con
stitutional amendment is to be
determined by the supreme
state of Rhode Island permis
sion to institute original pro
ceedings to test it and enjoin its
enforcement In that state.
Asserting that the light In which
Salem will be r garded by America
during the next ten years depends on
what the people of Salem do before
midnight Tuesday in the way of help
ing the census enumerators and Cher
rlans, John H. McNary, talking be
fore the business men at their regu
lar weekly luncheon Monday noon at
the Commercial club, urged every
man present to assist in the task of
compiling the local census. He de
clared that every since the organiza
tion of Salem Into a corporation,
some 50 years ago, the city has been
me secona in me siaie, anu ne warn
ed that several other cities are almost
to grasp the honors in this census.
' Crawford Explains Work
Supervisor H. R. Crawford, In
charge of the census taking in this
district, explained how his enumera
tors are working, and told of'their In
ability to get all the persons residing
in the city without the help of the
The trade tour a trip to one of the
manufacturing plants in the city
planned .for the business men this
week was cancelled while volunteer
business men enrolled with the Cher
rlans to help boost the population of
the city ln the whirlwind canvass be
King Bing C. B. Clancey instruct
ed the Cherrian census teams how to
work, and outlined the districts they
were to cover.
Krets With Citizens, Claim
It rests with the people of Sulem,
Manager T. E. McCroskey, of the
Commercial club, declared, what rec
ognition this city will get from the
government in th enext ten years,
and he added that no better work
Commercial club members than see
ing to it that every resident is enum
erated, and enrolled on the census
Supervisor Crawford explained that
any one knowing of Salem residents
who are tat now in the city may send
in their name and address and they
will be counted In the census and of
ficially enumerated later.
That the Evening Telegram malign
ed members of the house who did not
favor measures it advocated, has delib
erately printed false statements
against legislation and It is conduct
ing a campaign of character assassina
tion, are charges made by representa
tives from eastern Oregon, southern
Oregon and Portland who demanded
that the legislature take steps to pro
tect itself from the paper in the clos
ing hours of the sess'on.
Renresentatlve Gallagher openly
challenged Henry Hazen, one of the
Telegram's reporters, to meet nlm in
personal battle on the floor of the
house. Gallagher later sought the re
porter ln the lobby while Hazen was
hiding in a telephone booth. Hazen
was accused of crediting E. E. Smith s
remarks to A. A. Smith In his account
of the paving royalty controversy.
Haircuts will be 75 cents and shaves
j 5 rents in Sacramento, Cal., after Jan
uary 19, It was announced.
CENSUS TO SHOW
M NARY DECLARES
PROBE OF SIMS'
V1LL BE MADE
Complete Investigation By
! Senate Committee Of Ad
miral s Allegations Of Mis
Chairman Hale said the committee
could not complete its Investigation of
naval decorations ln less than ten days
and that the inquiry of Admiral Sims
charges would not be undertaken until
the committee had made its report on
the matter now under consideration
, The inquiry into naval awards was
resumed alter tne.meetlmr of the full
committee adjourned. Admlaal Sims
was called to resume his testimony,
wnicn started Saturday.
War Probe Pendinir.
Chairman Hale annnneeri tht a n
separate Investigation of the conduct
of the war was to be made, no evidence
Dearlng on this subject could be heard
now. Senator Pittman, who directed
the examination of Admiral Sims, cau
tioned him not to comment on any
matter not related to naval decora.
tions. . i
Senator Pittman called the an mlrol'a
attention to the fact tha some of his
recommenuatlons for decorations had
oeen cnangedy the Knight board and
not by Daniels. The witness rnnlleH
that his criticism was not of the per
sons who made the changes, but of the
fact that they were changed.
Washington, Jan, 19. "Complete In
vestigation of, Rsar,--Admiral Sims
charges made agaltist he nav- rteiihn.
ment's conduct of the war will be made
by a sub-committee now inquiring into
the award of naval decorations as soon
as it completes its present task. This
decision was made today by the full
senate naval committee.
Daniels Welcomes Probe.
Washington, Jan. 19. Unless the
senate investigation of Rear Admjm
Sims charges of failure of the navy de
partment to co-operate fully the allies
during the war is made to the entire
satisfaction of the American people,
inquiry will be made by a naval board,
Secreary Daniels announced today. He
added that "no organization in the his
tory of the world ever did a better Job
man tne American navy."
While refusing to discuss Admiral
Sims' letter of criticism of the depart
ment, Mr. Daniels indicated the admir
al frequently clashed with the depart
ment through his insistence that more
destroyers be withdrawn from troop
convoys to augment the anti-submarine
forces in European waters.
A motion bv Senator Pitt man ilamn.
crat, Nevada, to have a separate sub
committee named to make an imme
diate investigation was defeated. The
motion to have the present sub-committee
conduct the inquiry was made
by Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana.
"The paramount dntv nf h Ameri
can navy," Mr. Daniels declared, "was
to protect the passage of American
troops to Europe and the safeguarding
of merchant shipping, vital as that was
regarded to be, necessarily was sec
ondary." Secretary Daniels emphasized that,
contrary to popular impression, Ad
miral Sims throughout the war wn
subordinate to Admiral Mayo, com
mander in Chief of the Atlantln fleet
He indicated that on the question of
tne distribution of destrover trenrth
as well as on other questions Admiral
Sims was overruled by Admiral Mayo
as well as the department.
"Every naval order, every document
bearing the navy's war activities," Mr.
Daniels continued, "is open to the
light of day, and the more thoroughly
the entire record ls laid before the
people of this country, the greater th
pride they can have In the achieve
ments of their navy. The country will
be entirely reassured when matters are
borught to a show down."
Enlarged Offices Provided
By Courthouse Alterations
The office of the county recorder,
Mildred Robertson Brooks, is in dis
order, work having been started Mon
day on the repartitionlng and enlarge
ment of office rooms on the first floor
and northeast portion of the c6urt
house. The room formerly occupied
by the county school superintendents
office will be connected with the pres
ent recorder's office by means of an
archway. The necessity for the addi
tional room is due to the increased
volume of business being handled in
this county department. The altera
tions were authorized by the county
commissioners, several weks ago.
Alteration in the southeast portion
of the building, has provided more
commodious quarters for the office of
W. M. Smith, "county superintendent
of schools, who took possession, Saturday.
BILL JAMMED THROUGH
CLOSING HOURS DOOMED
Decared Intention Of Chief Executive Forestalls Intention To
Kill Vicious Legislation Tkough Means Of Initiate Petition;
Vinton's Yote Needed To Squeeze Measure Through Sen
ate Late Saturday. 5 , . ....
Governor Olcott this morning announced his inten
tion of using his veto power on the straight party ticket
bill which was jammed through the legislature Saturday
afternoon by the republican machine against the protests
of the democratic minority, who were joined in their fu
tile opposition to the measure by the republican members
of both houses who reufsed to submit to machine domin
Senators Banks and Moser wellded",
the party whip in the senate with
Representatives Gallagher and Bur-
dick at the throttle of the steam roll
er in the lower house.
The bill which would have substitut
ed a straight party ticket for the Aus
tralian ballot in use in Oregon for the
past thirty years was recognized as a
machine made attempt to defeat Sen
ator Chamberlain at the forthcoming
election. .- , '
Governor Olcott's announcement of
his intention to veto the measure fore
stalls the necessity for referring the
measure to a vote of the people, C.
C. Chapman of the Oregon Voter hav
ing served notice Saturday night that
he would commence the circulation
of petitions this week to place the
measure on the ballot.
It required the vote of President
Vinton to pass the straight party
ticket ballot in the senate, for with
out his support the political measure
would have failed to secure the con
stitutional number of votes.
Later tlW house duplicated the ac
tion by passing the measure promptly
while the special committee was out
The bill was urged as a party mat
ter by Senator Moser. Senators Gill,
Thomas and Handley, republicans,
and Senator Pierce, democrat, oppos
ed the measure as k reflection on the
intelligence of the Oregon electorate
and - bad politics. It was railroaded
thru the hoUse.
ROSS QUITS POSITION
G. Ed Ross has resigned his posi
tion as treasurer and assistant secre
tary of the Phez company and ex
pects to locate at Yakima, Wash.,
about March 1, where he has busi
ness interests, although his family
will remain ln Salem until the schools
close in June.
Mr. oRss has been active in the
First Bantist church of Salem, being
a member of the board of deacons
and is president of the Baptist men's
brotherhood, and ls also one of the
directors of the Y. M. C. of Salem. He
was formerly secretary and auditor
of the Oregon state highway commis
sion, and ls considered an authority
on cost keeping and accounting and
his book "Cost keeping and construc
tion accounting" is receiving consid
erable attention, the first and second
editions of which have had a wide
circulation, During the latter part of
the war Mr. Ross was on special duty
as supervisor and cost accountant
with the construction division of the
Washington. Jan. 19 Marked by the
presence1 of the leading financiers and
business men of the 21 republics of trie
western hemisphere, the second Pan
American financial conference opened
here today for the consideration of In
ternational problems arising from the
return of peace.
President Wilson from his sick room
sent a message of greeting to the min
isters of finance and other prominent
vllstors, declaring that Pan-America
sought no selfish purpose ln assisting
world reconstruction and would regard
it as a privilege to fulfill the obliga
tions Imposed by the great advantages
enjoyed by the people of these repub
lics. Secretary Lansing brought out
the same idea in addressing the dele
gates, when he said the Americas ac
cepted the burdens thrust upon the
new world by the war and would press
forward confidently to the better days
of the future.
Welcoming the visitors to the build
ing of the Pan-American Union, where
the general sessions are being held.
I John Barrett, director general, spoke
CABINET OF FRANCE
Paris, Jan. 19. Captain Arolre Tar
dleu has refused to retain the port
folio of minister of liberated regions
in the new Millerand cabinet.
Premier Milierand's cabinet will hold
its first meeting at the new premier's
home at o'clock this afternoon. It
will then be Introduced to President
Polncare. who will sign the decree of
nomination, which will be .promulgated
In tomorrow's Journal official.
The cabinet has virtually been com
pleted as follows: . ...
-Alexander Millerand is premier and
The ministers are: Justice, M. L'Ho.
plteau; interior, Andre Honnorat; war,
Andre Lefevre; marine, M. Landry?
commerce, M. Isaac; agriculture, Henri
RIcard; finance, Freierlo Francois
Marsal; colonies, Albert Sarrant; pub
lic works, Yves Le Trocquer; public In
struction, Victor Berard; labor, Paul
Jourdain; hygiene and social welfare,
M. Jourdain was minister of labor in
the Clemenceau cabinet, and M. Le-
Trocquer was under secretary of state
for the liquidation of stocks. These are
the only members of the Clemenceau
ministry retained. M, Francois Marsal
is the manger of the Banque Union
I'arsienne. He is neither a deputy nor
M. Millerand remark to the news
papermen at midday that he had bad a
talk with former Premier Rene Vivi-
"He said he was not willing at the
present moment to enter the govern
ment," said M. Mllerand, "but he as
sured me of his fullest support."
SALEM WOMAN DIKS IN PORT
LAND, FINERAL WEDNESDAY
The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Leet,
daughter of former Judge JC. Peebles
of this city, who died at her home in
Portland Sunday, will be held at the
chapel of the Rigdon & Son undertak
ing company at 11:30 o'clock Wednes
day. The body is expected to arrive
here Tuesday from Portland.
Mrs. Leet, formerly was Mrs. W. P.
Clark, who died here several years
ago. She will be burled ln the same
lot with her first husband at Turner
cemetery. Mrs. Leet's early years were
spend in and near Salem, and she has
many friends here.
of 21 Nations Open
Pan - American Meet
of the union's moral office In preserv
ing peace and building up commerce.
Secretary Glass, president-general of
the conference, occupied the chair at
the opening session, which was follow
ed by an informal luncheon given by
the federal reserve board and the Uni
ted States section of the international
high commission. This afternoon the
group committees from each country
met to organize.
President Wilson's message, read at
the opening session, follows:
"Gentlemen of the Americas:
Wilson Sends Message.
"I regret more deeply than I can
well express that the condition of my
health deprives me of the pleasure and
privilege of meeting with you and per
sonally expressing the gratification
which every officer of this government
feels because of your presence at the
national capital, and particularly be
cause of the friendly and significant
mission which brings you to us.
"I rejoice with you that ln these
troubled times of world reconstruction
the republics of the American conti
nent should seek no selfish purpose,
Deep Emotion Caused By De
mand Of Allies For Extra
dition Causes Movement To
Brussels, Jan. It Deep emotion baa
been caused in Holland by the allied
demand for the extradition of former
Emperor William of Germany, accord
ing to a dispatch. Belief is expressed
at The Hague that measures will tm
taken with a view to inducing him vol
untarily to place himself at tha dis
posal of the allies.' 4, , '
: Text of AllUd Note. '
, Paris, Jan. 19. Holland la told in
the allied note demanding the extra
dition of former Emperor William that
she will "not fulfill her international
duty" if she refuses to associate her- -self
with the entente powers in chaa- '
Using crimes committed by Germans
during the war. The text of ths not ,
sent to The Hague waa mads publlo
today. It follows:
"Paris, January IB.
"In notifying by these presents tha
Netherlands government and queen of
the text of the article 227 of the trea
ty of Versailles, a certified copy ot
which ls annexed, which came into
force January 10, the powers have tha .
honor to make known at the same time
that they have decided to put into ex
ecution without delay this article. (Ar-i.
tide 227 publicly arraigned William Jl'.V,
of Germany for a supreme offen?- ,
against international morality and th5
sanctity ot -treaties and deolares ton
allies and the associated .powers win
address a request to the Netherlanda
government for his surrender In order
that he may be placed on trial.)
, "Consequently tha powers address to
the government ot the Netherlands an
official demand to deliver into their
hands William of Hohenzollern, for-
mer emperor of Germany ln order
that he may be Judged.
"Individuals residing in Germany
against whom tho allied and associated
powers have brought charges are to be
delivered to them under article 228 ot
the peace treaty, and the former em
peror, If he had remained in Germany,
would have been delivered under the
same conditions by the German gov
ernment. "The Netherlands government Is
conversant with the controvertible rea
sons which imperiously exact that pre
meditated violations of international
treaties as well as systematic disre
gard of the most snored rules and
rights of nations, should receive, as re
gards every one, Including the highest
placed personalities, special punish
ment provided by the peace congress.
The powers briefly recall, among so
many crimes, the cynical violation of
the neutrality of the Belgium and Lux
embourg, the barbarous ant pitiless
system of hostages, deportation ma
masse, the carrying off of young gtris
from the city of Lille, who were torn
from their fumliles and delivered de
fenseless to the worst promlsoulty; tha
systematic devastation of entire re
gions without military utility, the sub
marine war without restriction, includ
ing inhuman abandonment of victims
on the high seas, and innumerable acts
(Continued of Pago Seven.)
but should be guided by a desire to
serve one another and to serve tha
world to the utmost of their capactiy.
The great privileges that have been
showered upon us, both by reason of
our geographical position and becausa
of the high political and social ideals
that have determined the national de
velopment of every country of tha
American continent, carry with them
obligations the fulfillment of whicn
must be regarded as a real privilege
by every true American.
"It Is no small achievement that tha
Americas are today able to say to tha
" 'Hero Is an important part of tha
globe which has today eliminated tha
idea of conquest from its nations
thought and from its international
"The spirit of mutual helpfulness
which animates the conference supple
rr.ents and strengthens this important
achievement of international policy. I
rsjoinee wtih you that we are prlvl-
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