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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1920,
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President to Confer With
Representatives of Three
Brotherhoods Upon Wage
: Demands Tomorrow - .
Washington, Feb. 12. President
Wilson will have a personal confer
WPf tomorrow with three representa
tive 0( the railroad brotherhoods
discuss the wage demands of the
ODD 000 railroad employes which are
ta be referred to him today by Direc
tor General Hines.
In making the announcement, Secre
tary Tumulty said It had not been ia
ck'fcl which of the brotherhood repre
nitatives would be Invited to the
Unite House. This, he added, will be
left to Mr. Hines.
Before meeting the brotherhood of
ficials the president will study In de
tail the report on the wage ngotiatlons
riiich Mr. Hines will submit through
The director general was In confer
ence with Mr. Tumulty this morning
and then returned to his office to corn
plot h!s memorandum for the presi
dent, who will be asked to make this
fi-al decision on the demands present
ed by the railroad workers nearly a
Mr. Hines' memorandum, which was
sent to the White House shortly before
noon, .was understood to have embod- ,
led the claims and arguments of me
union officials with whom he has con
ferring since February 3..
Railroad administration officials
ami union representatives apparently
ere inclined to regard the situation as
White House officials, however, de
clare that the general public did .not
realise the serious nature of Issues In
volved. Union officials, with the exception
of maintenance of way employes, and
the Brotherhood of Railroad Tratn
men, apparently werewllllng to leave
the case In the hands of the president.
It was evident that the union men felt
that another opportunity should be
given for adjustment of the flirfornn
which have been held In abeyance at
the president's rquest since they were
Khmlttd last July.
Ie's Attitude Worries.
W. 0. Lee, president of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, was to
Mfer with the director general on his
Individual reasons for invalidating the
flwnent which his organization has.
Notification of Intention to break" the
reement was given Mr. Hines Jan
rr 23, which, under the thirty day
wusewili leave that organisation with
U working contract with the ratt
HM administration February 23
The action of Mr. Lee admittedly Is
administration officials concern
Lee contended his organization
W reserved the right to press Its
wevances for adjust ment separately.
d ! ai,d t0 his Statement of
Jenterday which iswn ...
had waited sufficiently long for
fovernment to force down living
;"SStW ". labor
W" ards and berry
tL,L he munlc'Pal labor
'for , T The comlnS the
cr-ated a w 1?,nberr5r bushes has
"accepting work in
Witt! hgret frut 0 to $90 a
There . 3d ni T00m
Mr R " fancies In the city
rfnn n"a!:sa'd' Until the arrival
' bui I!' and the commence-W-l
nosm l"! co"9tction in the
e mid &a'Pn will be few.
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Clifford Fitts, 13, Thrown Under
Wheels from Bicycle When Motor
Swerves, Dies on Way to Hospital
Clifford Fitts, 13, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Fitts, 444 Court street, was
killed at 10:30 o'clock this morning
when the whels of a truck, carrying
about rive tone of gravel, passed over
his body. The lad was riding a bicycle
and hanging on to the side of the
truck Just ahead of the back wheels.
When the wheel of the bicycle came
in contact with a streetcar . track it
swerved and carried young Fitts un
der the wheel of the truck. He was
rushed to the Willamette Sanatarium
by a passing motorist and died a few
The accident occurred near the
skating rink on East State stret. The
truck was one. of the county's fleet,
and was driven by M. O. Hill. Mr. Hill
reported the accident to County Road
master Culver and later to police.
N ' Frank James, route 3, Salem, was
riding a bicycle on the opposite side
of the truck. When young Fitts was
dragged under the truck he evidently
scramed for James yelled to Hill to
stop. The driver came to an Imme
diate stop and ran back to aid the
He assisted in placing him In an auto
driven by Henry P. Frankee, 1957
Mr. Fitts, father of the boy, is pro
prietor of a fish market here.
Body Terribly Crushed.
The body is at Webb & Clough's un
dertaking establishment. It was found
that the whel of the truck had passed
over the full length of the body on
the right side ripping the right leg for
about two feet, crushing all the rs
on the right side, breaking his right
hip and he was cut-across the mouth
and nose and under the right arm.
CONVENTION ARE LAIN
Chicago, Feb. 12. Conferences pre
liminary to the fifty first annual con
vention of the National Woman Suf
frage association began today and will
continue Until the convention ends
l ext Wednesday. Prospects were that
the association would be abandoned to
give place to a new organization un
der the name of the League of Women
Voters. This, suffrage leaders said,
probably would be contingent upon
ratification of the National Woman
Suffrage amendment by thirty-six
state, expected before the convention
adjourns, which would bring to a suc
cessful conclusion the half century
labors of the organization.
In connection with the suffrage as
sociation's meeting there will be a na
tional convention of woman lawyers,
the first ever held.
A reconciliation with the woman's
party, the radical wing of the move
ment, was declared by members of the
sutfrage association to be "hardly pos
sible." Whether the new League of Women
Voters will be held to a strictly non
partisan course was a question In
which political observers of the two,
n.ajor political parties were displaying
Search for Lost Corvallis
Woman Fruitless Thus Far
Corvalis, Or., Feb. 12. Efforts were
continued today to find Mrs. Buol, who
disappeared from her home here Sat
utday. Wrord has come to Corvallis to the
effect that a strange woman wag seen
on the road north of the city Saturday
and that she asked at' one house to
use the telephone. ' She did not get
the parties she wanted so continued on
The countryside has been notified
to be on watch. Seach, however, Is
si ill being made in the river.
Vote for President
then cnt out and mail or bring to
Peret Named President
of Chamber of Lepudes
Paris, Feb. 12. Raoul Per
et was today elected presi
dent of the chamber of dep
uties by 372 of the 425 votes '
cast. M. Peret succeeds Paul
Deschannel, who was recent
ly elected president of the re
public' FIVE CAMPAIGNS
FOR MONEY BEING
CONDUCTED IN CITY
At least five campaigns for funds
are now being waged in Salem. They
are the Y. W. C. A., Commercial club,
Boy Scouts, Salem hospital, Salem Dea
coness hospital and the Salem Home-
builders association Is open for sub
Because of the burden of drives so
licitors for the various causes are not
meeting with the same success and re
ception that marked the various cam
paigns during the war. Eaoh oranlza.
tion, however, Thursday reported some
progress toward their goals.
Carrying out the galalntry the or
ganization is noted for leaders tn te
Boy Scout campaign Thursday morn
ing announced that .their drive for
funds will not be pressed until the
Y. W. C. A. campaign is ended. Scout
Commissioner Walter Denton said that
the campaign would be continued,
however, until the $500 for which they
have started is raised. Thursday
slightly more than $1000 had been
brought into scout headquarters by the
solicitors. Only a few were canvass
ing the city Thursday for contributions
to the scout fund.
The addition of the name of Rod
gers Paper company for J1000 was
made Thursday to the Homebuilders
association stock sales.
A special meeting of the board of
directors of the Commercial club was
caled Thursday morning when plans
for pushing that organization's cam
paign for a publicity fund to a suc
cessful and speedy end were laid. "Fly.
ing squadrons" were combing the bus!
ness district again throughout the
day, and it was expected that by night
fall would find only $4000 yet to be
raised to reach their goal of $10,000.
No active campaign, for money lor
the two hospitals was being waged
Thursday, although subscriptions to
these causes are being accepted. Their
kickoff in the effort to raise funds is
Y. W. C. A. headquarters in the
Commercial club Thursday was a
bedlam of activity. Throughout the
day enthusiastic solicitors came and
went, bringing in subscriptions and be
ing as signed to new districts.
of All Children
Realizing the need of vaccination as
a preparedness measure against small
pox, a Salem teacher, who is at pres
ent convalescing from the disease has
submitted ithe following article, ad
di esse to the parents and teachers of
"Only a couple of days before I
ctme down with the smallpox I heard
a nurse say it was only chickenpox and
very light. I want to say right now it
was smallpox. Some may have it light
but what i have gone through during
the last ten days cannot be described.
It is terrible beyond worrrs.
"I intended to be vaccinated, but
thought I would wait for convenience
until the week-end, which found me
too ill to think of vaccination.
"If you can imagine being covered
wth boils, all through the hair, and
the face a solid fester, the body, and
even the soles of the feet covered, so
one can't stand on them and burning
like fire, then you have a picture of
the horr.ors of the. disease.
"I know it must be in the schools.
Three chidlren in my grade and my
self came down with it the same week.
"I beg of you, parents and teachers,
to be vaccinated and to see that all
children under your care are vacci
nated. Besides the suffering and iso
lation from friends, think of the ex
npn to those afflicted, and to the city
ifrom three to five weeks."
IMOXEER MIXER DEAD
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 1!. James W.
Morrison, pioneer miner, who was one
1 of the first men to reach tne Kionaine
gold fields in the rush of 189?, dfed tn
' Los Angeles, Cal., yesterday, according
to word received here. At one time
Morrison was mayor of Goldfield, Ne-.-ia.
For several years he owned a
big Seattle cafe.
Schleswig Votes To Go
n:-' .; Usder Ride of Danes
Copenhagen, Feb. 12. Den-'
mark won an overwhelming
victory in the plebiscite held in
the province et Schleswig by
which the future status of that
if: district was determined, ac-
cording to official figures Is-
sued here this morning. These -
figures show that Danish ad-
herents cast T5.023 votes while
the Germans polled but 28,087.
HAN HEME FOR
Charged in a warrant held by Sher
iff Thomas N. Morris of Pierce coun
ty, Washington, with grand larceny by
a check J. A. Elrod, 38, was being held
in the city Jail here Thursday. His
return to Wasnington to answer for
Bhje3i crime was iexpected, Thuifsday
night when It Is believed by police here
that extradition proceedings will have
been completed and the officers will
Elrod was arrested while he worked
at the White Houfee restaurant Wed
nesday by Chlet of) Police Welsh, act
ing upon evidence iubmltted by an op
erative of the Burns detective agency.
Mrs. Elrod Is also ' employed at the
According to information police here
have obtained Elrod deposited $171.69
in a Tacoma bank. Another man by
the name of Elrod also made a deposit
in the same bank fbr $1700. By error
of a bank clerk loth deposits were
made in the same ijame. When Elrod
who Is held here bw that this deposit
had thus swelled ti $1871.69 he drew
the money and bought $1800 In travel
era checks. With, Mrs. Elrod he then
went to Everett, an cashed the checks
for cash. He then came to Salem and
deposited the whole In the Salem
Bank of Commerce.
Elrod will not discuss the case, and
only says that he "believes he has
made1 a mistake." When questioned
at police headquarters he said that it
was none of the officers' business
where he got the $1700.
CABINET IN FUTURE
I Washington, Feb. 12. The next
meeting of the cabinet probably will be
called and presided over by President
Secretary Lansing said today he had
written cabinet officers that there
would be no more regular sessions of
the president's official family for the
present. He would offer no explana
tion Dut u was understood tnat nis let
ter was written by direction of Mr.
Throughout the president's Illness
the cabinet has met regularly au
when the coal strike situation became
acute the meetings were incrased from
one to two weekly. There was no
meeting yesterday and none will be
For several weeks now the president
has been taking more and more of a
hand in the conduct of official business.-
Secretary Tumulty said today he
had never seen Mr. Wilson looking
West Says Democrats Will
Run Hooyer for President
Portland, Or., Feb. 12.
if The name of Herbert Hoover
will be submitted for the ap-
proval of Oregon voters as the
next president of the United
States, Oswald West, democrat,
former governor of this state,
announced yesterday. Petitions
will be circulated Immediately,
Replying to a suggestion
that Mr. Hoover has not an-
nounced whether he will be a
t. democrat or a republican, West
remarked: "That doesn't make
any difference. We're deciding
for him. He Is going to be a
American Destroyer In
Distress in Black Sea
Constantinople. Feb. 10 The Amer
ican df.nl rover Talbot was reported -
' day In distress near Serpent's Island.
in the Black sea. It is thought, how
lever, that the report may refer to the
'Talbot's standing by the British cruls
!er Ceres, which is towing a tanker and
two tugs loaded with refugees from
Odessa toward Constanza. Rumania,
under bad weather conditions.
Gathering Throughout Coun
try Observe Birthday of
Great War President; Lans
ing Pays High Tribute
Washington, Feb. 12. The Ameri
can people were urged today by Sec
retary Lansing to find in the life of
Abraham Lincoln the inspiration to
forget self in devotion to country and
to the fundamental national princi
ples of liberty and Justice.
"The memory of Lincoln," said the
secretary of state, "of his humble or
igin, of his attainment to the highest
honor in the gift of his fellow coun
trymen, of his unsurpassed service to
the republic, and of his character as
a man and as t public servant is one
of the great spiritual assets of this
"It is In turning our thoughts to
the career of this great American
that we learn the true meaning of pa
triotism and gain a true conception of
the opportunities which America of
fers to those who inspired by lofty
Ideals press onward along the path of
unselfish public service.'
"In commemorating the birth of
Abraham Lincoln, we do honor to the
American spirit of which he 1b the
personification, He la the typical Am
erican for future generations, the In
spiration to us all to forget self In
our devotion to our country and to
the eternal principles of liberty and
of Justice which are the lite blood of
Lincoln Conference Opens
Clevelund. O., Feb. 12. Closer co
operation between employer and em
ployes and elimination of their mis
understandings Is the aim of the re
ronstructlon conference of the Lin
coln American Alliance here today.
About 300 business, labor,' political
and university leaders of the country
"We are trying to spread the gos
pel of Lincoln, who stood tor concil
iation and cooperation in all lines of
American endeavor," Dr. John Wesley
Hill, chancellor of the Lincoln Me
morial university at Cumberland, Mr.
"Today's conference Is the first of
a series to be held In all sections of
the cohntry for which we have adopt
ed the slogan, Llncolnize America."
Senate Pays Respects.
Washington, Feb. 12. The original
longhand manuscript of Lincoln's
Gettysburg address was read In the
senate-today by Senator Keyes, repub
lican, New Hampshire.
Senator Smott, republican, Utah, of
the senate printing committee an
nounced thata photostat of the address
would be printed In the congressional
The senate then adjourned as a fur
ther mark of respect.
POLICE SEARCH FOR
With only a description of the lad
to work upon police here ThUMday
were conducting a diligent search for
Robert Jackson, 15, whose disappear
ance from home Wednesday was re
ported by his mother. The boy Is de
scribed as being 5 feet and 10 Inches
tall, fair complexion, wore corduroy
pants, plaid macklnaw coat, green cap
and high top shoes.
According to Mrs. Jackson Robert
attempted to leave the city Tuesday
night. When he boarded a south
bound train he was thrown off by
trainmen, and he returned home.
Wednesday the fever of a wanderlust
gripped him again, with the result
that he had not been reported seen
up to noon Thursday.
An elaborate corsage pin formed of
white enameled . doves and olive
branches to represent the peaceful
mission of the presidential party has
bten presentd to Mrs. Wilson by the
people of Paris.
SECOND ANNUAL AUTO SHOW WILL
FEA TURE EXTENSIVE DISPLA YS
' Elaborate preparations for the Ma
rion County Automobile show to be
held here, February 18, 19 and 20,
are under way. Marlon county auto
mobile dealers and automobile men
of Polk county have Joined hands In
making this second annual event the
greatest auto exhibit ever held In the
The decoration committee appoint
ed by the Marion and Polk county
dealers association has been given In
structions to "go the limit" in dress
ing up the Salem armory in antici
pation of the splendid showing of
cars which Is promised. To date, more
than 60 cars and 20 trucks, repre
sentative of all late models, have been
Richmond. Va., Feb. 1J.
Woman suffrage was defeat
ed in Virginia today when the
house of delegates adopted,
82 to 22, the Leedy resolu
tion rejecting the Susan B.
Anthony amendment to the
federal constitution. The sen
ate, by a vote of 24 to 10, pre
viously had adopted the res
Are Sent Home
American Headquarters, Coblenz,
Feb. 1. Two hundred and fifty sol
diers of the American forces in Ger
many . who have married European
girls have been instructed to start
soon for America with their wives, in
accordance with a recent order of
Major General Henry T. Allen, in
Army authorities announced they
would not consent in future to mar
riages of American soldiers on duty
in the occupied area, contending that
men without wives in Germany are
About 200 soldiers have married
German girls since the American
forces reached the Rhine, the others
have married principally French or
HEN PERFECT PLANS
Detroit. Mich.. Feb. 12. Strlne
headquarters were opened in lb clt
los today by divisional officers of the
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
employes and Railway Shop Labor
ers, from which the nation wide strike
called for February 17 will be direct
Final plans for the strike have been
made, union officials here declared
and only an agreement between rep
resentatives of the men in Washing
ton and President Wilson, they said,
will avert, the walkout. If such agree
ment is reached, it was said, it must
come before Saturday night or the
strike order cannot be rescinded be
fore it becomes effeotivn.
London, Feb. 12. A wireless dis
patch from Moscow today says;
"The American troops 'guarding the
Siberian railway are being withdrawn
from Vladivostok. The American mis
sion has left Chita for Harbin.
"The whites are hurriedly evaouat
lnr Yekaterlnodar, which Is about to
Orders for the withdrawal of the
American forces from 'Siberia were
given last month and the movement
of the troops to Vladivostok has been
In progress for several weeks.
Yekaterlnodar Is In Ciscaucasia,
about 76 miles from the Black sea.
Street Car Falls From
Viaduct to Moving Train
St. Louis. Mo Feb. 12. A
street car fell from the Four
teenth street viaduct here late
today on top of a moving
train passing op the tracks
beneath the viaduct. It is
known that there were a
number of people In the
street car, but the extent of
thoir injuries, If any, hus not
yet been determined.
Tampa, Fla., Feb. 12. There will
be no presidential preference primary
l i Florida this yenr, the democratic
Ht'ile commltte having made no pro
vision and the republicans having al
ready named delegates to the Chicago
convention. The republicans are not
The ' registration committee has
tears that the exhibit will overflow
the armory, but If this occurs, suit
able auxiliary quarters for the ex
hibit will be secured.
Cars and dealers participating In
the exhibit will represent some of the
leading American models In Seduns,
sedanettes, roadsters, touring car- and
C. B. Clancey Is in' charge of the
decoration of the armory and has
announced that a special decorative
Scheme will be carried out In appoint
ment and effect. The main purpose
of the are effect is to raise the dec
oration above the level of the cars
on exhibition, in this manner obviat
ing the clash between the exhibits
and surrounding decorations.
TRIAL OF REDS
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Prosecution to Resume Case
Aainst Aliened Slavers d
Legion Men dim Anris
tice Day Parade, Friday
, Montesano, Wash., Feb. 12. Court
took a holiday today in the trial of
eleven alleged I. W. W, charged with,
the murder of Warren O. Grimm, Cen
tralia Armistice day parade victim. The
holulday came Just as the state was In
the midst of presenting some of tt
most Important testimony.
Yesterday two Important statements
alleged to be a confession and supple
court record as evident, and two im
porant witnesses offered testimony
tending to establish the chain of evi
dence the prosecutors are weaving tn
an endeavor to convince the Jury that
the killing of Grimm and three other
ex-soldiers was the result of a pre-arranged
Case Resumes Friday.
Further testimony intended to
strengthen the state's case u to be
offered tomorrow, including, possibly, :
that of T. C. Morgan, who the prose
cution expects will tell of the alleged
meetings in the I. W. W. hall at which
the purported conspiracy was planned.
1 lit) Bialu uua pi Ul t7BffCU OU 14I KM
case, It Is said, that all of Its evidence
may be completed by the end of next
The defense then will present ite
case, alleging, according to counsel
that the shootings were In self-defense
and that the men fired from the I. W.
glon members only after their hall was
Washington, Feb. 12. John Barton
Payne of Illinois ha been selected by
President Wilson to be secretary of
the interior to succeed Franklin K.
Lane. Mr. Payne is now chairman ot
the United States shipping board.
Mr. Payne will take over bis dutiee
March 1, when Mr. Lane retires at hi
own request. Mr. Payne's successor
as chairman of the shipping board ha
not yet ben announced.
Before becoming chairman of tho
shipping board on Atigust 1, 11, Mr.
Payne was general counsel of the rail
road administration and before that
he was general counsel of the emer
gency fleet corporation.
He Is a native of Virginia and !
fig years old. His home Is In Chicago.
Portland, Or., Feb. 12. Robert N.
Stanfield former speuker of the Ore
gon legislature, today announced his
candidacy for the republican nomina
tion for United Stutes senator. If nom
inated at the primary on May 21,
Stanfield; will be the candidate of the
republican party against Senator Geo.
E. Chamberlain in the general election
Stanflcld's name will appear on the
ballot as a resident of Multnomah oona
ty, as his home Is In Portland and he
is registered here as a voter.
In the last senatorial contest In Ore
gon, Stanfield, who Is a wool grower
with large interests in eastern Oregon,
w rif:intiri for the nomination by
United States Senator Charles L. Mc-
Exhibition Ideas and novelties not
ed by George E, Halvorsen, secretary
treasurer of the association, during'
his recent attendance at the mld-wln-ter
show at Chicago, will be utilized
in general plans for arrangement and
presentation of curs.
During the three (lays of the show,
special entertainment will be provid
ed. The plans of this committee have
not yet been fully perfected but it i
known that Rteelhammer's orchestra
has been secured for performance at
all afternoon and evening session of
Lew A. Cates, of the B. and C. Auto
company, Is In charge of the publlct-
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varv vnaA resnonse fro mdeatem and
the general public. .
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