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gTHIRD YEAR.NO. 36. SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 1920. " EIGHT PAGES. PRICE 2 CENTS. '
III III ISSUE
Director General lo Decide
Wane Demands and Later
v.. p j? i- ro:i
SoDflitt rmaing io.-iiusvd
' Washington. Feb. 11. Director
;,nwal Hines will make answer to the
demands of the 2,000,000 railroad
mrters on his own responsibilify and
firm the standpoint of the railroad
administration and will then report to
the president, it was said today at the
While House. .Mr. Wilson then will
approve or disapprove the decision.
Heretofore the president generally
has passed upon wage decisiun before
the railroad administration' answer
vns given to the union representatives.
In the light of the urgent demands
ot the trainmen and the strike called
by officers of the Brotherhood of
Slaintenance of Way Employes, both
lailroad administration and White
House officials regard the situation as
ertnmely grave. Mr. Hlnes has held
a long conference with Secretary Tu
multy who lias submitted a memoran
dum on the subject to the president.
Conferences between Mr. Hines and
the Brotherhood officers were to have
licpn resumed this morning, but at
the appointed hour neither side was
way and the meeting was postponed
onill 3:21) this afternoon.
BLIZZARD GRIPS NEW YORK, CAUSES MUCH SUFFERING 4
Detroit, Mich, Feb. 11. The strike
of 300.000 members of the Unltew
Ilrotherhood of Maintenance of Way
Employes and railway shop laborers
will go Into effect February 17th, as
crfcred, regardless of any steps the
Memment may take, short of meet
, in? the demands ot the men for wage
Increases, President . Barker of the
biotherhood reiterated today.
no court Injunction can prevent
C New Tork cltj and adjacent towns are in the grip of the worst storm In many year. ! The fuel supply U
at a low ebb and there to much suffering as a consequence. " Street traffic has been halted, trains late la everj
direction and commuters have been kept at borne. The picture shows some of the cars stalled by snowdrifts.
WORK OF EXCAVATING FOR NEW
$50, 000 HOSPITAL HERE STAR TS
Work of excavating for the new
$50,000 Salem Deaconess Hospital
and Home, to be erected at the side
of the present structure at the cor
ner of Winter and Oak streets, began
Wednesday. It Is planned to begin the
construction of the foundation In
about Iwo weeks, and to have the en
tire hospital complete and tenable by
the early part of the summer.
All the brick to make- the building
and other material is on the premis
es and everything Is ready to push
the work to completion, President F.
li. Wedel, head of the hospital asso
ciation, said Wednesday morning. ,
Two Stories Plan nod
The new hospital will be a building
36 by 120 feet In dimension, fronting
east on Winter street, with two full
stories and a basement. Sufficient
brick and material Is on hand, Mr.
Wedel said, to make, a three story
structure If tentative plan should be
'changed to enlarge the home. It will
be modern In every detail, fire proof
and homelike In structure. Blue prints
of the hospital sho wa neat, attractive
At the annual meeting the board of
directors of tlie association In Janu
ary a resolution calling for the im
mediate commencement of work and
the speedy construction of the build
MILL FMPLOYEES i
the strike," Mr. Barcer rlndm-ed "Thn
trlke order is out and the strike wllll lns was Passed. Every effort will be
: maae to nmsn me uunaing oerore
I summer, Dr. Wedel said.
I'll nils jire Assured
The hospital, when complete, will
be one of the most modern In the
. state, and one of the largest in Sa
Me place unless Director General
Hhies meets our wage demands."
Replying today to a statement attrl
hW to Hlnes that the strike order
mi In violation of the union's wage
5., MrBarker said
"We have a thirty days notice clause 'em' w'" e double the capacity of
ur wage agreement. Notice, how
''er, was served upon the railroad ad
miration last July. It was renew
w oa December 30th. both by letter
Md by personal nnnfA.nM. .in, .
, . . iivro Willi IIIC
the present building, and will accom
modate 75 patients at a time.
One third of the funds necessary
for the construction of the hospital
will be paid by the association, while
general nftan unA unu tha nlhar turn thfrrla will ha va suA
" strike in abeyance pending efforts i by subscription among citizens. Be
nt President Wilson to reduce the eost ' cause of the charitable nature of the
on; TUf.i, passes
Washington, Feb. nu.
jctment of the oil land leasing
completed today with
"uuimon of the conference
"port by the senate Th- mm
idm to the president.
hospital, financial returns to apply to
the cost of the new hospital from the
old one cannot be rolled upon, Dr.
Wedel said. '
Dr. Wedel, who has been confined
to a bed for the past three Weeks re
covering from Injuries sustained to
his left leg ,is confident the money
for the building can be raised.
"I have the one who says that sil-
lver and gold are mine," he declared,
and I am sure we shall not fail In
' this undertaking."
"Boys, I don't believe a word
it." With this statement, Philip
Holden, ot the International Timber
workers Union, discredited the re
port that the Charles K. Spauldlng
Logging company had Issued an ulti
matum to their employes that they
would have to join the Loyal Legion
With ISO members present, the Sa
lem local of the International Timber
workers met in regular session at
union hall, Tuesday night.
Philip M. Holden, manager of or
ganization in this district, was pres
ent and addressed the mill men upon
"Americanism as a Paramount Fac
tor in' Labor Organization." Mr. Hoi
den pointed out that the American
Federation of Labor is the only labor
body in the United States which is
truly representative of the working
man and which has secured appre
clable results In better wages and
That this success has galled cor
poratron operatives in many sections
of the .United States was pointed out
by Mr. Holden. In order to weaken
the unions, the fact was emphasized
that the employers themselves have
gone into the organization game and
had tried to force employes Into half
baked organizations which would par
alyze attempts at progress.
Mr. Holden reminded the members
that the C. K. Spauldlng company
had entered Into an agreement with
the TImberworkers upon their or
ganization here; that there would be
no discrimination against members
of the union. That there have been
the best relations between the com
pany and the local was also pointed
out. "Mr. Spaulding has kept his
word with us." said Holden.
In a recent press Interview, Walter
D. Smith, organizer for the Loyal Le
gion of Loggers and Lumbermen,
stated that his organization "was not
an employer's organization" and that Paclfic 'no,thwest
London Sessions of
League Open Today
"moon. Keh 1 1 m
league of .,, ' nTlle council of the ,
5ur i natli.no f .
- i"iuuuiy opened its
'Balfou? r at "',nn t0,,ay- Arthur!
"""WO the rr,8"" GrelU Brl,aln
f "e chal'- on the suction I
uurseoi9. representative of
"fi Weome to the
'"""at thel he meellnS. and that
'"N ln.,:, V BM natlols rep
S Z 0t nin- e said that'
- u!r,ab'e ,0 touch on the!
frH . lned States. b,,t i.-l
IU It i '
"then,,.,; :."' ng the
TOBACCO MEN IN 111
day if the TImberworkers union had
not been . oragnized and better rela
tions with the Spaulding company
The unanimous opinion of the Sa
lem local as expressed last night, vas
that the TImberworkers are confident
that the Charles K. Spaulding com
pany will stand by thu agreement
made In November.
Plans were made Tuesday night for
a general social evening to be held
next Tuesday evening. A committee
was appointed to make arrangements
for a special program and for re
freshments. During the meeting
new members were accepted.
To Succeed Page
Washington, Feb. 11. Kobert Un
derwood Johnson of New York, au
thor and editor and one of the found
ers of the League to Enforce Peace,
has been selected by President Wil
son as ambassador to Rome to suc
ceed Thomas Nelson Page who resign
ed several months ago. The president
1m expected to send th nomination to
the senate within a few days.
Mr. Johnson was decorated by the
Italian government in 1895, was made
14 POINTS WAS
How Allies Accepted Peace
Proposals of Wilson Told
for First Time m Pans
Paris, Feb. 10. How the allies ac
cepted President Wilson's fourteen
points in connection with armistice
negotiations was revealed for the
first time by the Echo De Paris to
day. It was at a meeting In the of
fice of Stephen Pichon, foreign min
ister on November 8, 1918. Previous
meetings at Versailles had fixed the
military conditions of an eventual ar
mistice and the government chiefs
had met for final deliberation.
David Lloyd-George, the British
premier, the Echo De Paris says, turn
ed to Colonel House and declared "if
we have thoroughly understood Pres
ident Wilson's thought, ithe armis
tice negotiations which the American
government Is disposed tg open with
Germany In concert with the allied
powers are subordinated by the ac
ceptance by the Bald powers of the
principles and conditions of peace
defined by the president on January
8 and In his subsequent speeches. In
a word we must give our assent to
the fourteen points."
Colonel House is reported to have
answered that was so. Premier Clem
enceau broke In "As for the fourteen
points I have not read them yet. Let
me know what they are."
Colonel House began, but after he
had read the first point (relative to
open covenants of peace, openly ar
rived at) M. Clemenceau exclaimed:
"That cannot be accepted. You can
not negotiateIn' the TAMme-VTa' ub-
OF CENTRALI A RADICAL
PRODUCED AS EVIDENCE
A. J. Balfour, British secretary of
stute for foreign affairs explained this
point meant only publication of a re
sult and not the steps by which they
were reached and the French pre
mier answered "In that case my ob
jections fall to the ground."
Heading of the second point, In
which Mr. Wilson declared In fav
or of "the freedom of the seas"
brought a reservation from Premier
Lloyd-George, but the Important third
point (regarding the removal of co
nomc barriers) and others went thru
quickly. Only when the seventh (re
garding the evacuation and restora
tion of Belgium); the eluhth (de-
cavallere ot tne crown or Italy. daring all French territory must be
Mr. Johnson was born In Washing-1 freed and restored and that the wrong
ton 6? years ago and was editor of the j done France by Prussia in 1871 rel
Century Magazine from November atlve to Alsace-Lorraine) and the
1909, to May, 1913. He induced Gen-1 eleventh (In which the future status
eral Grant to write his memoirs and; of Rumania, Serbia and Montenegro
set on foot the movement which re-1 was considered) were read, were there
suited in the creation of the Yosemlte further reservations, as the matter of
Montesano, Wash., Feb. 11. What is purported to be a
confession of Loren Roberts, one of the eleven alleged I. W. W. on
trial for the murder of Warren O. Grimm, Centralia Armistice
Day parade victim, was introduced as evidence in cuort here
Baker testified that he reported the
alleged statement, aken In the office
of Sheriff J. H. Gifford; that he
checked the transcript three times;
that Roberts made . his statements
freely and voluntarily and that after
making a number of changes in the
conuleted transcript, Roberts sign
ed the Instrument.
On cross-examine tlon Baker test!
fied that Roberts did not show any
nervousness. Questioned by both the
defense and state consul. Baker said
Roberts had shown no signs of In
sanity that hi could notice,
the alleged confession was made by
Attorney Vanderveer, forhe defense,
and the Jury was dismissed while
state and defense counsel argued on
the question. The state had not of
fered It In evidence, however, when
the objecctlon as to competency was
P.oberts was examined this morn
ing by Dr. Arthur P. Calhoun of Se
attle, but the examination was not
.It was expected the arguments
over the competency of the alleged
confession would require most of the
HohcrtH Claimed Insane.
....he defense argued against the
administration of the alleged confes
sion, reasserting that Roberts was
Insane when he is alleged to have
uttered it, November 17, 1919, at
Olympia, and that he still Is Insane,
with the mental capacity of a 10. year
Vanderveer declared that the court
must first determine whether or not
the confession was made voluntarily
or under duress, and whether Rob
erts is mentally competent.
W. H. Abel, of state counsel, ar
gued the question from a legal stand
point entirely, citing numerous casei
in which such alleged confessions had
been admitted and were used against
A 'decision on the competency and
admissibility of the alleged coenfes
sion was expected when court re
convened this afternoon.
ELEVEN NORTHWEST .
MUST STAND TRIAL
since coming to Salem ten days ago,
the "Four L" system had forced
Spauldlng to Increase wages. That
Spauldlng had agreed to accept lor
employment only those workers who
were Four L members, was also claim
ed by Mr. Smith.
Reports that the Spaulding com
pany haa iorcea meir eniinujen i
attend a meeting conducted by Or
ganizer Smith were also scouted by
Mr. Holden. "We have never asked
the enmnanv to allow us to nom a
Feb. 11. Eleven
and former officers of the L'nited
reparations entered into the situation.
After all the points had been read
M. Clemenceau turned to Colonel
House saying; "In case we reject the
fourteen points what would happen?"
"President Wilson would consider
PLACED IN SENATE'S
The committee appointed by ,'th
Commercial club for the purpose of
securing subscriptions from the mem-'
bviK of the club to the amount of 160,
C00 has completed the work and a
meting of the subscribers to the Salem
Homo liullders company has been
called for Thursday evening at 7:30
p. m. at the Commercial club. Every
subscriber for stock should be pres
ent utul assist in the organization of
Bylaws will be presented for adop
tion at a later meeting and a board of
diiectors wtll be elected. It is very
Eight of the fourteen rnnrvitinn important that the risht men be o-
couvernMuons ne nas engagea in wnn would be modified under Senator lected as directors, for the success or
Washington, Feb. 11. The peace
treaty reservations as revised tenta
tively In recent unofficial bi-partisan
compromise conferences were formally
presented In the senate today by Sena
tor Lodge, for consideration when the
treaty comes up next Monday.
The modifications do not agree en
tirely with the drnft which democratic
members of the bi-partisan committee
have said were tentatively agreed on.
$3450 IS RAISED
A committee consisting of four
bankers, started Wednesday to se
cure 100 subscriptions of (100 each
for the Commercial Club publicity
fund. The following public spirited
citizens had signed for quotas aa fol
lows this noon, totalling $3450, over I
third of the $10,000 sought:
W. W. Moore . t 100
C S. Hamilton ..... ivS
Peoples Cash Store 100
Steusdorff Bros., lnc 100
Geo. E. Waters . 100
Vlck Brothers , 600
A. N. Bush 259
T. B. Kay 150
C. P. Bishop 100
Joseph H Albert . .. , 100
George Putnam : 100
S. B. Elliott , 100
Chambers & Chambers 100
D. W. Eyre J.... 100
Fred Lamport 100
F. G. Deekebuch r 100
Hunt Brothers 100
Hartman Brothers ." 100
Kafuury Brothers ' 100
Putton Brothers 100
Frederick Schmidt 100
E. L, Stiff & Son , 100
15. A. White & Son ..'....;.....'. 100
Roth Grocery Company 100
Jthn Hundburg ..." 100
Paul Wallace . 100
Valley Motor Company '.i....".,-. ',' 100
Wetrb & Clough 100
Morse, Robertson & Saurman 100
TO ELECT OFFICERS
the allies on the subject of the armis
tice as ended," was Colonel House's
"Would he also consider ns ended
the conversations he began with the
Germans in October?" asked the
"I can "give you no assurance of
that," replied Colonel House.
At this decisive moment Premier
Clemenceau pronounced the sacra-
States shipping board probably will bei mental "adopted." Premier Lloyd-1 1-HKNCII
ararigued here about March 1, It was George hastened the rapid decision by
t,r.Id today, on indictments returned saying: "We reserve to ourselves the
against them yesterday by a federal j right to formulate reservations as re
grand Jury which has been lnvestigat- j gards freedom of the sea and repa
int alleged fradus in war time ship rations."
Lodge's proposal, and the Dreamblo fallure "f the company will depend on
would be changed so that affirmative l"eHe mtn
The directors of the company will no
doubt, name the officers of the com
pany and their hardest selection will
utccptaiice by the other powers would
not be required. Four of the remain
ing six reservations were accepted by
the democratic conferees without
change, the republicans on the com
mittee say, while the other two relat.
ing to. article ten and, the (Monroe ''OWN PIUNCF, OFFERS SELF
(Continued on page two)
Two companies, the Seaborn Ship
yards company, Tacoma, and the
Crays Harbor Motorshlp corporation,
Aberdeen, and their officers, yerre
charged, in the indictments, with ojj
Doctrine were left un changed.
Paris, Feb. 11. Tho receipts of the
French treasury for January last to
taled 885,449,900 francs, compared
with 533,838,800 francs in January.
1919, and the budget estimate of J the former crown prince's adjutant.
Amsterdam, Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Former Crown Prince Wllhelm of Ger
many sent his telegram to the head of
allied governments offering to aurrjw
der in. place of Germans demanded In
the allied extradition list almost on the
In. pulse of the moment, according to
an Interview with Major Von Mulhelm,
Paris, Feb. 11. Proposals by four
great tobacco growers association in
the United States for an immediate
loan of 60,000,000.000 francs in return
i fot a concession Involving a tobacco
rr.onnnlv in France were made several
? Lnal pIan n0 t' ,etry 1 months ago but were rejected by Lo..
. ---'seoig in ., . . iuoiz, tnen minister oi uiiuiiw, --
w t the na, on! & Wrd cord"'B to the Journal.
on'y eight in number represente The newspaper has learned, it as
- . ' scrts, that the proposition has been re-
. Ameriea X t In I "ewed since Frederick Francois-Mar-
"H Feb ii t . -- sal assumed the portfolio of finance,
ft , mbas.n hn W- Davls-1 Government experts estimate the
Zi1. will n,t ,0 the court of! Profit from the sale of tobacco In
vT"1 ""Un,, . .,at,en1 "ther the I France is about 500.000,000 francs a
MuLV L6 ot the year.
i--Z Grea. n meet'nS of the
3 Mch 2? Prn.ai- France and
-Washington, Feb. 11. Cincinnati
c ue nx,! v . . . ....
W nlMa u " "rre eany, was the first city to complete us ioui-
I ash! nm ius;ruc- teentn decennial censu enuiiinu.
I "'"fement at tL1 accor,,ln8 to an . It was announced today at the census
e American embas-' bureau. The last portfolio was turned
! ! February 9.
meeting during mill hours and on ,,.inln anoroximately IS2.000 through
their time, and I do not think thnt,,lIge ciaims made to the government
their business policy would permit i, k n fM.,g
any kind of an organizer to step into officers of the Gravs Harbor Motor-
their yards and interfere witn meir;, corp0ratlon indicted were Albert
plant, he said.
During the meeting, attention was
called to the fact that many persons
confuse the name of the Four L or
ganization with that of the American
Legion That the Four L organization
has -connection with the American
Legion has been denied by the Am
erican Legion men themselves.
One of the men present, reminded
his fellow workers that the Loyal Le
gion of Loggers and Lumbermen had
at various places in the country coun
seled their members to abide by the
nresent wage at times and places
where low wages were being forced
Schubach, Seattle; M. W. Ward, Aber
deen, general manager; A. B. Shay,
Aberdeen, assistant general manager
and auditor; A. 8. Hoonan, Aberdeen,
director, and Pruce C. Shorts, Sea4t!e
attorney and director.
The Seaborn company officials fn
d'eted were Phillips Morrison, Tacomt,
president, and P. F. Ostrander, Taco
ma. and C. N. Seaborn, Tacoma, direc
tors. Three former shipping board men
Indicted were Captain John F. Blain,
Pcatle, former manager north Pacific
district emergency fleet corporation;
FROM U.S. IS LARGE
Washington, Feb. li. South Amer
ica and the Far East absorbed the bulk !
ot the exports of gold and silver from i
tne L'nlt'id States during the year 1918, ;
the department of commerce announ- j
ced today. Japan, China and Argen-!
tina received the greatest part of the !
geld sent out of the country and China
end India the major portion of silver j
.Of the total gold exports In 1919
v. hich amounted to 1368,185,248, Ja-j
pan took $94,114,180; China, Including!
Hong Kong 7 9,2 8 5 ,738, and Argen-'
tina $50, 560. 000. Shipments of silk;
and tea from Japan, silk and vege
table oils from ffhlna and beef and
published In the Telegraaf.
Cantain W. A. Magee. Seattle, who
on the workers. Tne tour L.n are i succeeded captain Kiain as aiB-.nci i hw irum mmum w me luuci
long on promise and short on results." 'manager, and A. R. Hunt, Seattle, for- j Slates heavily overbalanced exports of
eiiA former member of the organ- mer chief of tne aivision or repairs or .American manuiauiureu ""u
izatlon. When they nrst organizes tne nortn raciire uisinci.
they gave us a story of
what they had done for us. but after Ir.ICIWRD DKHMF.L, POET, P5v
l,lned. wages remained at tne
.. . . . . , A .uA ri-
same oiu level m dmihi. ou w
L's gradually lost interest In us."
One worker expressed tne opinion
Kill! ent nut of the cotintrv rinr-1
;ii.g 1919 totalled $239,021,061 of whlcn i
India received $109,180,718 and China,
including Hong Kong $87,828,718. This,
Announce demand, officials explain, was due to i
that Smith would not be In Salera to- was born November 13, 1853
Berlin. Tuesday, Feb. 10
n.ent Is made of the death of Richard i I he extensive use of silver coin as
Dchmel .a widely known poet. He i ornaments In India and the silver
I standard In China,
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