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probablv rait, in northwest portion;
moderate south rly winds.
Average for Quarter Ending
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FORTY-THIRD YEAR. NO. 24
Forestry Official In Charge
Of Grazing Says Northwest
Feeding Grounds Exhausted
By Excessive Demands.
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 28. Deple
tion of the range in the national for
ests of the west, due to extraordinary
demands made upon it by the war,
trill necessitate marked restrictions
upon its future use until the setback
it has suffered has been overcome.
Will C. Barnes, assistant United
States forester in charge of grazing
told delegates to the American Live
slock association convention here to-day.
In spite of the drouth for three sue
Cfssive years in the southwest, and
the drouth and the unusually damag
ing forest fires last season in north
western states, more than one mil
lion additional head of cattle and
Btieeo were cared for on the forest
ranges as a war emergency, he de-
dared. In addition, the war called
away many rangers and herders, and
only about 65 per cent of the former
have returned to the service.
Reduction of the number of stock
on the ranges, Kir. Barnes said, will
be effected through withdrawal of
temporary permits issued during the
war. Another measure contemplated
to assist in the recovery of the range
will be shortening of the grazing sea
son in forests through postponement
by ten or fifteen days for opening
date for grazing in the spring.
To counteract the effect of these
measures, Mr. Barnes urged the stock
men to Improve the breed of their
slock and maintain smaller herds, by
which means, he declared they would
increase their revenue.
SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28. 192Q
Of Murder Goes
Back To Prison
(Associated Press Leased Wire) "
Los Angeles, Jan. 28. Acquitted of
a charge of murder, O. Kanera went
back to Jail last night for an indefi
nite stay, at his own request. He is
paying board to the sheriff for the
privilege or remaining.
ivaneaa was accused of having
caused the death of another Japanese
here recently in a business quarrel.
He was discharged after trial but his
uiorney lom the court that the man
',1,u vengeance of friends of
me deceased Japanese and wanted
mi mission to stay in Jail until he
couio. arrange to leave the city. He
said he was willing to pay for the
privilege. His plea was granted and
the sheriff permitted him to return
iu nis oia cell, .
PRICE 2 CENTS.
Birth of a third political party in
Oregon may be the outcome of a con
vention, to begin here Thursday morn
ing , of delegates from all parts of the
etate from labor unions and granges.
According to officials of the Salem
Central Trades & Labor Council the
,'! , J ni""e for the Proposed party
will be ths "land and labor party."
Decision 1o ennvnnA nl ..! n.
imu mine Ul
formation of the party was reached at
the annual Innveiuion in October at
Bend Oregon, of the state Federation
" ""uor' '' "ecaine known here today,
runs discuss at this convention.
ue egates from this city who attended
ror the drafting of the pro
PWd party along the lines' of the Non
partisan lea?i.e of eastern fame.
According t0 adviceg fl.Qm Port,an(i
w "T" 10 the convention here
?r,Z ' l? nmwii b' he Central
r Louncl "f that city
U fy8 Each labor -onvel
he plans of tne
mTn,: 'S e"tUU'11 t0 tw
hunL,, as the unlon nns one
o TundV?'l0t0(1 for each additional
ne "unared members.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 28. The Indian
appropriations bill, the first of the big
tuiuui supply measures to be com
pleted by congress, was passed today
u me senile, r. carries $12,740,897.
Portland, Or., Jan. 28. The Indian
bill ,as reported by the senate com
mittee on Indian affairs yesterdav
carries an appropriation of $122,000
for the Chemawa Indian school at Sa
lem, according to a Washington dis
patch received here today. It falls.
however, to make any provision for a
now dormitory at the school, for
which an appropriation was asked.
According to Superintendent Har-
wood Hall, in charge of the Chemawa
Indian school, concerted pressure by
the Salem Commercial club and the
school authorities was brought to bear
on Senator McNary for the dormitory
appropriation. The $122,000 men
tioned in the above dispatch, Mr. Hall
explained, is the usual fund alloted for
the support of the school a year. He
expressed regret that no action was
taken on the request for the dormitory,
and declared that it was "badly needed."
t A1Y HAN
WILED FOR 20 DAYS
fcS IT f,20 n the countv
-C , ii't.JleCnruhf0-ing
tation ? a ch"itable organ-
v"al da . ,Was ana here
'"LlsintV tw? I Polioe 'lowing
'"r the fai. ,ha" been olioiti.,g
"'vatinn a -"'". ne wore a
' suit and admitted that
' Judro i.
bore were fnrp-nri
w married hr.i i,..
t-Y to a "XTi 1 1 n, ti
... xit Kil l
Una have 1 1 8 ae- Pollce ln Port-
hm follow? conduct'nir a search
.fcw3. S ih6rePort of Mrs.
h,, t her husband was mins-
BEING DISCUSSED IN
The amendment and modification of
the state compensation law, or what
ever changes are deemed necessary,
were being discussed at a conference,
which began at the Labor Temple at
1:30 o clock Wednesday afternoon, be
tween delegates from labor organiza
tions throughout the Btate and repre
sentatives of the state industrial acci
The conference is the outcome of
many complaints thnt have been voiced
on the operation of the act, and it is
believed that the conference may re
suit in charges to the law as it now
GLASS TO SEEK
BIG LOAN AGAIN
President Urges Treasurer To
Make Another Appeal To
ungress tor $150,000,
000 For Relief Work.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
w.V, f""' Jan- President
Wilson today asked Sww.,.., .
make another appeal to congress for
-"".ui.iy to loan 150,000,000 to Po
and, Austria and Armenia to relieve
.1 uiiu I00a situation.
!.. . ,'":!"ue"t wrote the secretary
r",.WaS ' UnthlnkabIe" t h'm MM
0,ares snoula withhoI(, t
thl en people of th08e countries
the assistance which could be ren
aerea by n.aklng available on
a small portion of our exportable aur-
yiun ut iooq. '
The president's letter follows:
With considerable num,i r u
tlced from the nress that
delaying the granting of authorjty for
the extension of prompt and generous
leiret to the stricken portion of Eur
ope, the urgency and importance of
which, especially in respect to Poland
Austria and Armenia, vou hv ,,.nJ
explained to the ways and means com
mittee. It is unthinkable to me that
we should withhold from these people
who are in such mental' and physical
distress the assistance which can be
rendered by making available on credit
a small proportion of our exportable
surplus of food which would alleviate
the situatl j.i. While I am sure tha.
you .must hate explained fully to the
ways and means committee the appal
ling situation in those parts of Europe
where men, women and children are
now dying of starvation and the urgent
necessity for prompt assistance, I beg
of you that you make another anneal
to congress. I am informed thot
through the published reports of hear
ings before the ways and means com
mittee, the c mgress has now been fur
nished with , Incontrovertible facts
showing the necessity for immediate
affirmative action. This prosperous re
public ought not to bear any part of
the responsibility for the moral and
material chaos that must result from
an .unwillingness on our part to aid
those less lottunate than ourselves.
We cannot, merely to husband a small
proportion of our surplus permit the
happening of this great catastrophe."
PRIVATE FIRMS SEEK TO'LIEIS PASSED
UlbK Uf I FEDER A 1 HA MlC.K.KT l
LOAN ASSOCIATIONS OF
OREGON SAVE FARMERS
LVRGESUM DURING YEAR
Sixteen Thoasand Loans Totaling $40,750,000 Made In Four
Northwestern States, Report To Convention Here Shows;
Salem Selected As Headquarters For State Appraiser
uonrnstedt Heads All Managers.
SALEM PAPER HILL
KUT EXPERT TO VIEW
mm OF VALLEY
? today fro
.I""- rt lan ';artint of agri-
mn"Perate wi,h Dr r
tliB""cxami'''ent pIant Patholo-
ver n, ""'n sur
jXccordlng to reports from southern
Oregon, the Oregon Paper and Pulp
company of Salem, has purchased the
Householder limestone quarry on
Kanes creek, near Gold Hill, and is
preparing to extend highways from
Kanes Creek to Gold Hill where it is
planned to accomplish loading. The
report could not be confirmed Tues
day by local representatives of the
Following the purchase of the quar
ry the -pulp and paper concern, it is
reported that C W. Courtney of
Grants Pass has contracted to quarry
and deliver on board cars, 3200 tons
for the coming season.
The report states that the limestone
of high quality and that many tons
of this material will be used in the
Cause Cf Damage To
Powhatan To Be Probed
Washington, Jan. 28. Investigation
of the cause of the disabling of the
army transport Powhatan at sea is
being made by an official board sit
ting at New York. In announcing this
today, the war department said re
ports regarding bolshevik activities by
members of the transport's crew or
others on board had thus far been
proven to be without foundations.
AS AMBASSADOR TO
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 28. Henry P.
Fletcher has resigned as United States
ambassador to Mexico to take effect
ln the course of the next few weeks.
He terminates 18 years service ln the
diplomatic branch of the government
with great regret and without any
particular plans for his own future,
but feels he can no longer be help
ful in cultivating proper relations
with Mexico as long as President Car
ranza remains in control there.
The ambassador's activity in the
presentation of American demands
have made it certain that he could
not ret.urn to his post with benefit to
Farmers in Oregon, Washineton.
Idaho and Montana were saved $600,
000 in loans during 1919, according to
reports maae at the convention here
today of the Oregon state association
of federal farm loan associations. The
convention, which convened here yes-
leraay, will end tonight.
in inese same lour states, it was
announced at the convention, 16,000
loans, aggregating $40,750,000, were
made during that period.
President D. G. O'Shea of the fed
eral land bank of Spokane, is attend
ing the convention, and spoke at a
luncheon this noon.
80 Associations in State
Organizations completed during the
convention yesterday makes a total
of- 80 associations handling federal
farm loans in Oregon. -
A message of greeting from Joint
associations of western Washington
was received at the session here to
The record ln loans made during
the past year is held by A. C. Bohrn-
stedt, who is in charge of seven sur
rounding qounties. He has loaned
more than a half million dollars in
the last two years.
Salem will be the headquarters for
the regional federal loan appraiser,
according to arrangements perfected
Wednesday. The appraiser, C. E. Wid
ows, will make his home here, and
cover the state from here by machine.
At a dinner of the convention Tues
day night ln the Spa a report on thj
status of the federal farm loan asso
ciations in- the state was made by A.
W. Cawthorn, director of the federal
land bank of Spokane. He said that
delinquencies in Oregon were the few
est among coast states.
The following officers were
elected Wednesday by the Ore
gone State Association of Fed
eral Farm Loan associations
for this yeai :
President C. M. Emery,
Vlce-rresldent Mark T.
Secretary W. A. Ayre. Eu
J. B. Cooley, Hillsboro.
L. C. Kooney, Condon.
H. J. Kaufmann, McMinn
R. L. Weekly, Gravel Ford,
A. W. Stone, Medford.
G. W. Franklin, Enterprise,
G. L. Steelsmith.
Tlllmon Iteuter, Madras.
George C. Miller, Shelburn."
Creamery Stockholders To
Convene Here Next Friday
The annual meeting of the stock
holders and the eiectlon of officers for
the Capital City Co-operative creamery
will be held at the Commercial club
auditorium Friday. The session prob
ably will last all day.
- The report- of the creamery's activi
ties during 1919 will be submitted. It
Is expected to reflect the trend of the
creamery business in the county, and
to bare interesting facts relative to the
high cost of living.
From Portland Breaks Free
Archerd, Head Of Implement
- Association, At Convention
Portland, Or., Jan. 28. At least sev
en hundred men engaged in the re
tall hardware and implement trade
were expected today to register for
the fourteenth annual convention of
their association which opened a
three day session here. A plea to the
dealers to be leaders in their commu
nities was the chief feature of a talk
by Curtis M. Johnson of Rush City,
Minn., former president of the nation
al association, whose address was the
feature of today's session.
A. L. Jameson of McMinnvllle,
president of the association, reported
that the membership had increased 66
percent during the past year. Charles
R. Archerd of Salem, president and
E. E. Lucas, secretary arrived today.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Portland, Or., Jan. 28, A telephone
message from the warden of the fed
eral penitential y at McXeii's Island,
Washington, received by Sheriff Hurl-
burt here today stated that Joe Riley,
said to be one of the most notorious
counterefiters In the west, escaped last
night from the federal prison. His
absence was not discovered until today
the warden etaled.
Riley, vihi has a previous record,
and who was said by the authorities to
have operated ln all important cities on
the Pacific const, was convicted of
counterfeiting hera last November and
sent to prison for five years.
Doorthy liAey, the young compan
ion of the convicted man, also was
found guilty of counterfeiting and Is
serving a ten months' sentence in the
federal department of the county Jail
Local federal officers said today they
had not oee.i advised of Riley's es
As a result of tests made by State
Chemist Wells, showing that cider
and other beverages sold at Astoria
soft drink establishments contained
more than the legitimate amount of
alcohol, several arrests have been
Condition Of Merger
Reported Worse Today
Berlin, Jan. 28. The condition ,of
Mathias Erzberger, vice premier and
minister of finance, who was shot
Monday by Ollwlg Von Hlrschfeld, a
former cadet officer, was somewhat
worse today. An X-ray examination of
the wound yesterday showed the bul
let firmly lodged ln the shoulder blade
Another consultation over his case
will be held tomorrow.
C. W. Taylor, deputy sheriff of Ben
ton countv, -vas stricken with paraly
sis on the streets of Corvallis, and
carried home unconscious. He says he
is feeling all tight and expects to re
turn to woik this week whether the
doctors finii out what is the matter
wtih him or not.
BOOZE RUNNERS HIDE
WHISHEY IN CONCRETE
Portland, Or., Jan. 28. Indications
that whlskev is being sent into Oregon
in bottles concealed In the middle of
cement bricks were brought to the at
tention of the police here today when
a man who refused to give his name
turned sucn a brick over to the au
thorities. The man said he had thrown the
brick in a pile of burning rubbish.
There was a slight explosion and he
saw flame shoot forth from the Inter
ior of the brlrk. When the fire died
down he discovered the bottle ln the
Estonians And Soviets
To Sign Treaty Thursday
London, Jan. 28. A peace treaty
between Esthonla and the Russian so
viet government Is to , be signed to
morrow, according to a dispatch from
Riga to the Exchange Telegraph
company. Esthonla Is to receive fi
nancial and other material help un
der the peace agreement.
The treaty, according to these ad
vices, provides that Esthonla shall re
ceive 16,000,000 rubles in fta con
cessions for the construction of a
railway from Revel to Moscow, ma
terials for building the line and 300
VOTE OF TELEPHONE
GIRLS ON INCREASE
WILL BE TABULATED
San Francisco, Jan. 28. The vote of
the 10,000 girl telephone operators in
the Pacific coast states on the ques
tion of taking steps to enforce their de
mands for a wage ranging from $2 to
J 4 a day Is to be canvassed here tomor
row, according to an announcement of
the Pacific district headquarters, In
ternatlonal Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers. The B000 telephone electrlcul
workers In the same states have voted
to enforce, ,f possible, their demands
for a wage raise of from $6 to t7 a day.
Miss Ju'.la O Connor, head of the
national orgsnizatlon of telephone op
erators Is expected here in a few days
to take final action on the vote. James
P. Noonan, president of the Internat
ional Union of Electrical Workers, is
expected hre the first of next week
for a like purpose.
No strike will be considered until
every possible effort otherwise has
ended ln failure, the Pacific district
SUGAR OMRS STAND
FIRM AGAINST STRIKE
Honolulu, T. H., Jan. 27. Replying
to the Japanese Sugar Workers Fed
eration "last appeal," asking that
their demands be reconsidered, the
planters association, the organization
of Hawaiian sugar growers, tonight
refused to yield. The reply states the
planters are "absolutely convinced the
laborers' compensation Is generous,"
and that they "will await further de
According to Sheriff Rose, a strong
faction of the Japanese sugar plan
tation laborers are opposed to the
A small cane field on a Honolulu
plantation was destroyed by fire to
day and officials believe the blaze
James Jordan, a logger at Tarheel
camp, a few miles west . of Norm
Bend, sustained several broken ribs
and severe bruises about the chest
when he was hit by a limb while at
work Sunday. , .
- Sounding a warning that a move
ment is on foot to disrupt the federal
farm loan system, and charging the
delegates in attendance here to the
Oregon state association of the fed
eral farm loan associations to be wary
and to strive against this for the
maintenance of the system, A. W.
Hendricks, president of the Stock
Land Bank of 8an Francisco, spoke
at the Hotel Marion Wednesday noon
The delegates to the convention were
guests of the Salem Rotary club at
Jealous private bankers, more par
ticularly in the east than on the coast
Mr. Hendricks asserted, who have
been deprived of some of their usual
profits because of the operations of
the federal farm loan organization,
are working to break up the system,
Growth is Traced
The birth of the federal farm loan
system, from the time the question
was first agitated 20 years ago, was
recounted by Mr. Hendricks. He told
of the final passage of legislation
creating the system, and of the strug
gle it has had during the four years
of Its existence.
It' was discovered years ago, he
said, that the agricultural develop
ment of the United States was not
what it should have been.Investlga
tlon showed that farmers were unable
to produce as they might because of
financial embarrassment This furn
ished the foundation on which was
based the arguments for the federal
Joint Movement Opens
The federal land bank, a Joint af
filiation of the farm loan system, will
commence the appraisal of lands ln
Oregon within two or three weeks,
Mr. Hendricks said. This bank will
make loans to farmers of from 1 0,
000 upward. The nominal rate of in
terest charged makes this a boon to
Hie man struggling with undeveloped
farms, he said.
The functions of the federal farm
loan system, and the aid It is lending
farmers in the general agricultural
development of the nation was cited
in a speech by D. G. O'Shea, president
of the federal farm loan system, with
headquarters in Spokane. Mr. O'Shea
said that 80 percent of the homes ln
the United States are not owned by
the" persons residing in them, and if
he farm loan system can reduce this
figure it will have accomplished
muoh for -the future of the nation.
"Because," he declared, "A man
will wear his own collar rather than
the other fellows, and the man with
his own home will show It greater ac
cord than the foreigners who might
come Into the country to win his sup
port." Replying to Mr. O'Shea, William
M, Walton, cashier of the Ladd &
Bush bank, said that the stock land
banks, and jther federal farm loan
system can do much for a communi
ty, and he expressed the wish that
both branches of this service would
be solidly established in Salem.
Because of the unselfish, assistance
rendered by the government through
the farm loan system activity of the
state rural credits board have been
lossened, Thomas B. Kay, of the
Thomas B. Kay woolen millH, said.
The roadiness of the farmer to ac
cept the cheaper loan offered by the
government has kept the state loan
department's work within a half mil
iircut Future Presaged
Mr. Kay predicted extensive devel
opment of land in Oregon, and a
much enlarged population through
the medium of assistance the farmer
can get in the federal farm loans.
The first step toward the estab
lishment of a .itock land bank branch
here was announced Wednesday ln
the appointment of C. A. Arpke, a
realty dealer, as appraiser. His ap
pointment was made by the federal
farm loan board.
The convention .continued through
out the afternoon.
TRIAL OF REDS
Defense Charges Present
Consul Employed By Lea
ner Companies; Accusation
Is Flatly Denied.
Montesino, Wash., Jan. 28. The He
was passad between counsel In the
trial of eleven alleged I. W. W. r.hari
with murder iu connection with the
Centralla Armistice day shooting Just
before noon adjournment of court today.
George V. aVndeveer. durin th
amination of J. B. Price, a prospective
juror, chartjed that W. H. Abel, of
prosecution cjunsel, was employed by
mo mmocr companies of the Graya
Harbor section to prosecute the eleven
defendants. Abel, replying, charged
defense comuel with uttering "a de
liberate lie" but was stopped by the
court from arguing further. Vande
veer made a motion that Abel be re
moved as on.i of counsel for the prose
cution, the court denying the motion.
Prosecution Attorney Herman Allen of
Lewis county entered a statement that
Abel had been employed by his office
and declaring Vandeveer's assertion
untrue in all paiticulars. The offer of
the defense to prove by court records
records Its assertion was not enter
tained by the court.
Throe Jnmrs Passed.
When court adjourned at noon three
temporary J-;rors had been passed, two
having been excused during the morn
ing session und one accepted. The ex
amination of J. B. Price, a scaler, of
Aberdeen, wasto be rsumed at 1:39'
o'clock this afternoon.
Extension rf the term of the Janu
ary venire, and of the special venire.
to March 6. was agreed upon today by
Judge John I. Wilson. The order
must be elgnnd, however, by two su
perior court Judges of this county be
fore it becomes effective.
Interested spectators during ' the
morning session today were about two
score American Legion men, wearing
the service uniform. Among them was
Harvey J. Moss, former adjutant gen
erat of Washington state. "' .
Selection Siwoded Up.
Montesan.i, Wash., Jan. 28. Evi
dence of more speed In the examina
tion of prospective Jurors was shown
today in the trlal of eleven alleged L
W. W. charged With murder ln con
nection wl'h the Armistice day massa
cre nt Centralla, November 11, 11.
In less than an hour after court open
ed three talesman had been examined
and excuse 1, two when challenged for
cause and one because of ill health.
The speed shown in the examination
of Jurors, It wuo thought, might result
ln the selection of a jury in less time
than was at first predicted. Only two
Jurors have been accepted tentatively.
The eleven dsfendants appeared this
morning wlih shaven faces, today be
ing one of Ihe two days a week they
are alloved'to shuve.
W. A. Coombs, merchant of Elma,
lumber town east of here was excused
by the court when it was shown he
was suffcni'g with heart trouble and
excitement was likely to result disastrously.
O. H. Karshner, Aberdeen merchant.
and Helmer Bloom, laborer, Hoqulam,
had opinions and challenges for cause
by the defense were sustained, C. D.
Cunningham ar.d W. H. Abel, defense
counsel, took turns today in examin
IN POOL OF BLOOD;
Tacoma, Wush., Jan. 28. Early
this morning police here found Jos
eph A. Johnson, a carpenter, age 60,
and John Fransold, a contractor, age
45, In a pool of blood In a local soft
Both men were badly beaten up. A
few hours later Johnson died from
a fractured skull.
Fransold this morning regained
consciousness, and he said that he and
Johnson were going up the stairs of
the place when he was struck from
behind. He was unable to say who hit
him. He has a broken arm, and was
badly beaten about the head.
Charles O. Johnson, proprietor of
the soft drink parlor, was plnced un
der arrest today, but no charge was
lodged against him.
Pollce today were working on the
theory that Johnson was murdered.
Fransold ln his statement of the af
fair said that he and Johnson had
been drinking moonshine whiskey.
DELEGATES TO BIG
PRIVCK HIRKS WATt HEROES
London, Jan. 27. The Prince of
Wales has set an example by employ
ing only cx-servlce men as male ser
vants in his new bachelor home, Tork
n"c- ",H luoimen wears a Wm. Gahlsdorf, J.
wound stripe and the military medal; nntmai w i.fi,i,i
another has the Mom star. All the men Kafoury, Edward Rosteln, Z. J. Riggs.
"v ' " . .,. ...v ninviMMiiiiwi, uv f - I nm nn Qhonba
The 23 delegates from
Business Men's league to
annual convention of the 4 Oregon
State Retailers association In Astoria
February 16, 17 and 18, were named
ln a statement Issued at the offices
of the league Wednesday morning.
A letter of invitation to the Sulem
delegates has been received by the
Business Men's league here, and seta
forth the Importance of the conven
tion. - ,
According to the letter the founda- ;
tlon on which the Oregon State Re
tailers association will operate in fu
ture years will be laid at this conven
tion. It will spell the end to the fac
tional fight in the association, and.
tend to unite the organization Into one-
energetic and harmonious body, fcw
letter read. . . ,
The Astoria chamber of commerce,
according to the letter, Is arranging;
for a Mg time for the guests during
the convention, and the executive com
mittees of the two state associations)
have united to make Ihe affair the
nn:t successful of its kind.
The delegates from the Salem Bus
inexs Men's league named Wednesday
Walter Denton, C. P. Bishop, P. E.
Fullerton, J. W. Chambers, Lawrence
dale, O. Hatman. C. M. Eppley, H. S.
I'oisal, Ward Rlchadson, D. J. Fry,
Sr., J.. Baunibartner, H. W. Meyersi,
B. Littler, Paul
II. O. White. N.
war ribbons. . . -