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Associated Press Full Leased Wire
Secret Proposal to Settle Rail
way Controversy Made by
President in Conference
(AMOclited Press Leased Wire)
w..hlnirton. Feb. 13. President
winon today made a proposal to the
representatives of the railroad broth
erhoods for a settlement of their wage
demands and the men agreed to give
jt consideration. . .
The brotherhood men would not Bay
what the proposal was, Timothy Shea
Mting president of the Brotherhood
o( Firemen and Englnemen announc
ing that they would make no state
The white house was expected to
Issue a statement later In the ' day.
Meantime there was no intimation
whether the president had offered a
substitute -for an Increase in wages
in the nature of a continuation of a
(i;ht on the high cost of living, or
whether he asked the workers to de
lay pressing their demands until the
railroads were returned to the pri
vate owners March 1.
Men Must Decide
B, M. Jewell, president of the rail
road department of the American
Federation of Labor, announced that
the president's proposal would have
to be "put up to the men" before any
announcement could be made by the
Shin Sails With Biff Stock
of Liquor But Docks "Dry'
Southampton, Feb. 1$. AI-
: though the Cunard liner Mau-
retanla ha.d a record stock of
liquors on board when leaving
New Tork, her locker w..
empty on arrival here. Th hr-
was beseieged by thirsty pas-
sengers from the moment she
. passed outside the three-mliA
sone. The Mauretania'a stew-
ards declare that increased
storage room for beverages Is
necessary for future trips.
10 BLOCK SALE
OF ill LIB
S ST A TE'S CHIEF WITNESS
BOrS DEATH CAUSE
OF .ORDER AGAINST
Moved by the accident that befell
little Clifford Fitta here Thursday
morning when he was crushed to
death under the wheels of a truck
Chief of Police Welsh Friday issued
orders to Traffic Officer Moffltt, and
all patrolmen to arrest all boys, or per.
sens, caught riding bicycles and hold
ing on to streetcars, autos or other fast
moving vehicles. According to the
chief it is said that boys make it a
practice to hold onto the rear end of
streetcars while In motion, and he de
clared that parents should warn their
children against such practice.
Reports ;that children roller-skate
on the streets and sidewalks in parts
of the city gave rise Friday to anotnei
order from Chief Welsh to his officers
to arrest those caught doing so. . Ac
cording to city ordinances, the chief
explained, it is unlawful to rollerskate
on the streets or sidewalks in the city
!es Mr. Jewell and Mr. Shea, bounded by the west side of Commer-
E. J. Manion, president of the Order
ol Railway Telegraphers was present
at the conference. The president met
the representatives on the south porti
co of the white house and read a
statement which he had prepared af
ter a study of the report on the wage
neeotlatlons presented to him by Di
rector General Hines. The donferenr
lasted about fifteen minutes. The
president was in his wheel chair.
This was the first conferenca the
president has had, outside of the sick
room elnce hli illness beganrlast fail.
Conference Advised ,jf -Hr.
Shea immediately notified the
other union officials who have been
conferring with MriHlnes, advising
them to call a conference to consider
the president's statement. He indicat
es that the conference would con
mme most of the day, and might be
wnunuea tomorrow. He said there
as no Blsposition on the part of the
union men to act hastily and that
uey desired to make a complete ex-
iimuon or tne president'? statement
wiore reaching a decision.
'ne president's proposal, whatever
was, was not expected to stay the
strike of the maintenance of way em
ployes called for next Tuesday. '
Secretary Tumulty declined to say
her the president had refused
pectrically the wage demands, saying
aat 'every one wants to settle the
e ,na t the brotherhood
W. should have an opportunity to
"Jlder the president's suggestion or
PnPsal without outside interference.
Bines Backed Vp
f,.v.Pregl.dent'' Wiltement that the
ZZ.T " Pliey was "based -on
I ta to all Interests" is in line with
be tal word presented to the union
Z 2 Y ?'reCtor General Hlne. at
M L? rence with them'
told th. Wa" undtood to have
Z r," tUat WUh the'-no;
a n t0 PrU'ate contro1 "'r
buwi t, ,?arai m a '""Partial tri-
iTS1 thlr -r
Csted ,?' undfrstvl to have
tocrTall th PrMint that if an
tkerH Pay'as rante the man.
b roads would seek an Increase In
cial street on the west, the north side
of Center street on the worth, the
center line of High street on the east
and the south Ine of Ferry on the
Concurrent Resolution Intro
duced Today Instructs
Shipping Board Not to Sell
Former German Ships
Washington, Feb. 13. Ap
plication for an Injunction
against the shipping board and
the emergency fleet corpora
tion to prevent the- sale of
thirty former German liners at
public .auction yiext Monday
was filed in the District of Co
lumbia supreme court today by
William Randolph - Hearst of
New York, acting In his capac
ity as a taxpayer.
Chief Justice McCoy Issued
a raul requiring the defendants
to show cause Monday morn
ing why a temporary Injunc
tion should not be Issued.
Youth Who Was Present In Centralia
I.W.W. Hall At Time Of Shooting
Says" four Of Defendants Were
In Building At Time
Montesano, Wash., Feb. 13. Thomas C. Morgan, 19 vears
old, said to be one of the most important witnesses for the state
in the. trial of eleven alleged I. W. W. charged with the murder of
warren u. unmm, tentrana Armistice Day parade victim, took
me siana snorny aiier me opening 01 court today.
.!..'"' Morgan, whose home Is In Ray-
which would mean in
creased if,., ' """"
on. : v , Inaf"
Auction . ,Pr,essln8 stro"ely for a
there "Vlns CM,S flclato said
m T" t0 be,leve that
to . hi tmioy m ln fs
. Unlon sPlesmen.
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wJn he was l00k-
&ibrB uld the
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ir ll'T"1' "imne ln wheel
M In ThT U,mler lhe portl-'
nh the nL ,la,lket- hook hands
"n"ed th S!,prpt'-y Tumul
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lf" c i SLm ; taten,eBt ,he pres
todtto ? SUn a' they prom-
Count of ballots thus far received ln
The Capital Journal straw vote for
president shows that Hoover is the big
favorite. Practically all of the inde
pendents favor Hoover as do many
democrats and some republicans.
Among avowed republican candi
dates, Wood leads the field, with John,
son' second. The total count to date
is as follows:
Taft , . 1
Lynn J. Frazier 1
tvasmngion. t ea. 13. A concurrent
resolution directing the shipping board
not to sell the thirty former German
liners which the broad plans to. dis
pose of at public auction here Mondav
except through regular public bidding
aner inree .month advertisings rnd
then only tt proper offers are received
was Introduced today by Senator Asn-
urst, democrat, Arizona.
ine resolution was offered ln the
midst of a debate on the sale of the
ships. Senator Ashurst declared that
it was a fact that the shipping board
and the emergency fleet corporation
Intended to sell the vessels to the In
ternational Mercantile Marine for $28,.
000,000. He said the vessels had a pre
war value of $154,000,000 and a pres
ent Value of $30,000,000.
Chairman Jones of tne Commerce
committee, previously had told, the
senate that he had no idea that a story
that the ships were to be sold to the
International Mercantile Marine under
a secret understanding between the
board and British Interests was true.
ARE STILL AT LARGE
mse of the
Sheriff W. I. Needham has received
notice of $100 reward offered by citi
zens of Harrlsburg for the arrest and
conviction of thieves who robbed the
Hill and Carrol stores at that plao
February 8. The robbery took place
early in the morning, the raiders breaK
lng into the stores and securing $31
In addition to the money taken, the
following articles were secured: 24
fountain pens, 12 nickle plated watcn-
es, 8 pocket knives, 1 razor and 2 ko
daks. The notice is sent out by Sheriff C.
M. Kendall of Albanx, who reports
that a definite description of the
thieves wa3-not available at Harrls
burg, the thieves making their "get
Probe Is Ordered.
Washington, Feb. 13. Chairman
Payne of the shipping board, was re
quested to appear before the senate
commerce committee late today to ex
plain the proposed sale of the thirty
former German passenger liners at
public auction here next Monday.
Chairman Jones said the committee
desired full Information owing to the
agitation against the sale.
The International Mercantile Marine
has offered $28,000,000 for the ships,
but all private bids for their sale were
rejected, Chairman Payne' announcing
that he would not accept any single
bid for all ships.
Chairman Payne has announced tnat
he has telegraphed Henry H. Raymond
of New York, president of the Ameri
can Steamship Owners association and
Charles H. Potter of New York, presi
dent of the United Sttaes Steamship
Operators association, asking them to
notify officials of their organizations
of the proposed sale.
EFFORT TO INCREASE
Portland, Or., Feb. 13. That the
appropriations carried in the rivers
and harbors bill as passed by the house
of $5,000,000 for maintenance and, $7,-
000,000 for further improvement
with $400,000 for examinations and
surveys, is wholly Inadeauate and will
result in serious las was the substance
01 a telegram received today by tne
chamber of commerce from S. A.
Thompson, secretary of the national
rivers and harbors congress. The
telegram appealed to the chamber to
call attention to this situation and
urge that messages be sent to Senator
Wesley L. Jones, chairman of the com
nierce committee and senators, as the
bill was to be take up by the senate
committee yesterdajfand Is now berore
them for consideration.
Executive Secretary Dortson hafl
wired Senator McNaxy under date of
January-24, calling attention to the
inadequacy of the house act and ask
ing that attention be given to tho mat.
ter. Senator McNary wired that with
the disposition to cut everything In the
wav of annronrlations to the bone it
would be (difficult 4(i get the amount
that has been asked .by the englners,
but gave assurance that he would do
everything possible to Obtain adequate
provision for necessary work.
TO ADD TROUBLES
BY GUARDING KAISER
To Curb Upon
Maintenance Men' Will
Consider Wilson s Plan
Detroit, Mieh., Feb. 13. Any pro
posal President Wilson has made to
representatives, of the railroad broth
erhoods.ln an effortt o adjust their
wage demands will receive "earnest
consideration" by officers ot the Uni
ted Brotherhood of . Maintenance of
Way Employes and Shop Laborers,
President Allen Barker said today.
moval of Postmaster May
& Aired In Detail in Senate
v4" for th." Fb 131-A" of the'the senate postoffice committee yester-
DBML. k """"id may
f . hr rean of a Joint
?:.Vaf "' Chamberlain
W n to
day, according to a Washington, D. C,
dispatch received here today.
This letter advised Senator Town
send that the two Oregon senators had
no oblpatfnns to the oostofflce commlt-
es 1 tee granting a hearing on the removal
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 13. Canada has
given Great Britain notice that it ob
jects to any change in the covenant of
the league of nations which will pre
vent the dominion from being a full
fledged member of the league lana
having a votff ln the assembly.
After a meeting of the cabinet ts!
night urgent representations were for
warded to the Imperial authorities p-n-testing
against accepting by Great Bri
tain of the Lenroot reservation to the
peace treaty which now is beln? con
sidered by the United States senate.
10 RICH GOLD FIELDS
ARE FOUND IN URALS
Berlin, Feb. 13. Two valuable gold
fields have been discovered since the
Russian soviet government recovered
ths Urals, according to a Moscow
One field is said to lie thirty miles
north of the most northerly mine 01
the Ekaterinburg mining center. So
viet engineers reported that if machin
ery were available these fields would
increase Russia's gold output by sixty
pel cent within two years.
London, Feb. 13. A new aned
note to Holland regarding the ex
tradition of former Emperor William
will be despatched tomorrow, accord
ing, to the Evening Standard today.
The note, says the newspaper,
makes a strong appeal to the Dutch
government not to create greater dif
ficulties in Europe by insisting on
the right of asylum for the man
characterized as the author of the
world's present troubles. The note was
being drawn, it was stated, ln a form
to emphasize the concerted view of
the allies that the presence of the for
mer emperor in Holland was a dan
ger to the peace of Europe.
The note does not make any re
quests of Holland but it is hoped that
the Dutch covernment will be drawn
into reopening the negotiations which J
ended witn tne rerusai 10 give up tne
ex-ruler. It is intimated that Holland
has not received a suggestion to this
effect unkindly and that she might
be willing to Intern the former em
peror' outside of Europe.
mond, Vfash., was In the I. W. W.
hall at the time ot the shooting ot
Grimm and other American Legion
He went to the I. W. W. hall short
ly after 1 o'clock on the day of the
tragedy, he testified. He saw there
Britt Smith, Mike Sheehan, Ray Beck
er and James Mclnerney, four ot the
defendants. Shortly after he reached
the hall, he sa'ld, Elmer Smith, Cen
tralia attorney' and another of the de
fendants, entered the hall and held
a conversation with Brltt Smith.
During all of tho shooting Morgan
was in the rear of the hall, he testi
fied. Second Youth Testifies
, Clarence Sherwood, IT year old
kCentralia youth, also a witness today,
testified to being near the railroad
tracks, northeast ot the scene of the
shooting at the time the marchers
were fired upon. He described the
shooting as "sounding like a motor
cycle exhaust," saying that the shots
seemed to come from both the hill
and from the direction of town. Af
ter the shooting, he testified, he saw
John Lamb, one of the defendants,
running northeast from town. Two
men accompanied Lamb, he said, both
carrying guns. '
Defense counsel questioned Sher
wood closely on cross examination,
state counsel objecting to the line of
examination, declaring It an attempt
to Intimidate the witness. Defense
was held by the court to strict cross
The Legion members marching ln
the parade had halted and were
marking tlme-' Wlwrr the first shots
were fired Into their ranks, according!
Tells Of Shots.
The first shots came from opposite
the I. W. W. hall, Morgan declared.
He testified that he thought they
came either from the Avalon or Ar
nold hotels. The shooting from across
the street from the hall was follow
ed quickly by shots from the Rod
erick hotel, upstairs over the hall
Morgan testified, qualifying the as
sertion by stating that "he thought
they came from upstairs over the
'At the time these first shots were
fired, were the soldiers standing In
ranks?" W. II. Abel, of state ooun
"tney were closing up as near as
I could see," answered Morgan.. "They
hadn't made any attemp to come to
wards the hall that I could see."
Morgan was found hiding In an
Ice-chest ln the rear of the I. W.
W- hall after the shooting. With him
in the chest were James Mclnerney
Ray Becker and Mike Sheehan, three
of the defendants. In the original ln
In the justice court at Centralia, Mor-
Nayy Needs CaUfcrnia
Base Declares D;
Washington, Feb. 1J, "The
navy's most pressing need," la
the establishment ot a, naval
base In California; Secretary
Daniels told a delegation from
X: Alameda, Cal., today ln accept
lng tentatively a deed for a
' site af that etty.
Mr. Daniels said his accept-
ance ot the offer was condt- ' $
V . tloned upon appropriations by
congress for the necessary con- s
struction at Alameda.
HUBBARD flAi'J IS
SUED FOR LARGE
SUM AS DAI
Suit was filed by Mrs. Sarah
Afundson of Portland, Friday for
$50,000 punitive damages for Injuries
sustained In an automobile accident
which occurred ln Portland July 24,
119. The "suit is filed against J. J.
Hirschberger, auto dealer of Hubbard.
In her complaint, Mrs. Amundson
claim that Mr. Hirschberger on the
date mentioned, was driving his car
at a "reckless and unlawful rata of
speed and that his oar struck her
In attempting the croseing at the In
tersection of 67th and Division streets
Portland. She further alleges that he
failed to give any warning signal, ln
addition to violating state and mu
nicipal statutes and ordinances, per
taining to traffio regulation.
In relating the accident, Jlrs.
Amundson reiterates that the car
struck her while she was crossing the
street afoot, and with suoh speed
that she was dragged about 40 feet
before the oar oould be halted. As
result of the accident she. claims
the following enumerated Iniurlaa:
both legs, broken above the knees;
left arm broken below elbow; ctieek
bone broken and other injuries of
the face; general and sever shock
to nervous system.
The plaintiff claims further that
as a direct result of the Injuries to
herself that she was confined to a
hospital ror 18 weeks and has been
confined to her home under constant
medical attention since that time. Bhe
lists expenses caused by the accident
hospital bills, $249.40; nurses' bills,
$294; physicians' bills, $1026; other
medical items, $5; broke neye glasses
In addition to the punitive damages
asked, Mrs. Amundson asks for spe
clal damages of $1598, covering her
expenses as enumerated.
Brigadier General Peter T.
Davison, Indian FigMer ad
Former Camp Lewis Com
mander. Passes ,
New York, Feb. 13. Brigadier Gen
eral Peter W. Davison, second ln 00m.
mand at the Port of Embarkation la
Hoboken, died yesterday at the Fox
Hills military hospital on' Staten Is
land. General Davison was born ln Wait
toma, Wis, May IS, 1869. His first
futy was ln Montana where h took
part ln several Indian campaigns).
Wnen ' the Spanish-American war
broke out he was sent to Cuba and
. me i-muppines wnere ne was iwict
recommended for brevet for gallantry
He wits cn duty in San t'tanjlsoo at
the t ine ot the earthqv.KKe and firs,
he.ving charge of a refugee camp.
Subsequently h Trent to Alaska.
then to Texas and later was attached
to the general staff at Washlngtoa.
In 1910 he returned to the Philippines
and was placed ln charge of the Phil
ippine scouts. ,
He accompanied the first American
troops to China, 1919, and later served
with the allied armies at Tien.Tsln.
I'l 1914 he returned to the Philippine
and was then sent to the Texas border.
When America entered, the war h
organized the 166th depot brigade at
Csmp Lewis, Wash., and soon after
ward was promoted to be a brigadier
general. During the war he served In
Colorado and at Camp Kearny, Cab
After the armistice he was given com
mand of one of the largest demobilisa
tion centers ln the west at Fort Rus
sell, Wyo. From there he came to Ho
boken as executive officer under Major
General Davison Is survived by his
CARS HOLDING UP
BREAKERS OF LAVS
For Trace Of
(Continued on Page Five.)
DEATH OF KOLCHAK
PALO ALTO CITIZENS
START HOOVER CLUB
Palo Alto, Cal., Feb. 13. The or
ganization of a Hoover republican
club "to give active and voluntary
expression to the demand for Herbert
C. Hoover for president ef the Unit
ed States and to obtain his nomination
by the republican party," was per
fected here today by fellow towns
men of the former food administra
tor. Men and women of the two lead
ing political parties are represented
In the membership of the club. ,
, The first action of the club was to
Pe,u 13 Vpw nt the er. i.'ssue a nation wiae invitation ror aa-
ecutlon of Admiral Koichak. former! vocates of Mr. Hoover's nomination to
ihfadof the all-Rueslan governmen'. I telegraph their endorsements to the
has been officially confirmed. He Bndrellu,u"rrer" ul c,u" Bl 1 B, A1
lone of his ministers, M. Pepeilayev.
RESCUE SHIP IS AGROUND
'fan, chairman or. ot Postmaster Myers.
London, Feb. 13. The former steam
Gregor with 200 British refugees
from Odessa broke adrift from a ves
sel having her in tow and grounded
near Kllios Wednesday, according to a
Lloyds dispatch from Constantinople.
One hundred and fifty persons were
rescued by the breeches buoy. The,
vessel is reported to be breaking up.
were shot at Irkutsk at.S o'clock on
the morning of February 7.
The revolutionary committee at Ir
kutsk decided at 2 o'clock In the morn
ing that the two officials should be
executed. Members of the committee
then shot the victims quickly, farlng
attempts at rescue. ,
It has not been explained whr th
admiral and M. Pepeilayev. who wa
to. Resolutions were adopted urging
the organization ot Hoover republi
can clubs wherever there Is sentiment
favoring his nomination.
Three Workers Lose Lives
By Accident During Week
Three workmen paid the supreme
nonoltv In riraotnit f w At 1 sit ft ass A imln tr
premier and minister of the interior 1 1? ' "' V"" " . . . ,
of the cabinet formed last November,
were allowed to fall Into the hands of
the revolutionary committee. Agnti
the wee kending February 12, accord
Ing to the weekly report of the state
Industrial accident commission which
. I , I ,.f 419 f..
of the allies are attempting to learn """" J k, .1
?L .L ' tt,. .nnn.-iM.!'n h week. Of the accidents re-
the reasons and place the respons:bII
Ity for this nappenlng.
FRENCH DENY RUMOR
Paris, Feb. If. formal denial 01
the account emanating from news
papers In Rome pf negotiations be
tween the Serbian an1 French govern.
ported 303 were subject to the pro
visions of the workmen's compensa
tion act, 11 were from firms and cor
porations that have rejected the pro
visions of the act and three were
from public utility corporations not
subject to the provisions of the act.
: Portland, Or., Feb. 13. The circuit
ccurt here today authorized the post
ing of a reward of $1000 for informa
tion leading to the discovery of Ern
est DeBcaps, Bcaverton rancher, miss
ing for a week. The police believe
that portions of a body found In a
gulch here last Saturday Indicated the
murder of Deecamps. They were also
said to be investigating today the pos
sibility that the missing man had gone
to San Francisco without Informing
anyone of his Intention.
Hector Moumal, friend of Descamps,
has been named administrator of Des
enmps' estate and the reward of $1000
is to be offered from the estate.
The fad of wearing a toy poodle In
a side pocket of a coat or. skirt has
been Introduced by Senorlta Marie
In response to a request from Pollca
Judge Karl Race for an interpretation .
of city ordinances covering blocking of
streets and sldewulks In the city City,
Attorney Bert Macy Friday rendered
an opinion that, If enforced, will causa
the railroad companies running cars
on the streets to make a considerable,
change in their operation. Judge Rac?
requested the interpretation following
the receipts ot many complaints ot. .
sidewalks, streets and crossings being
In his opinion Mr. Macy refers to
oidlnance 1311, section 2, which pro
vides a fine of not leas than $10 and as
much as $100, and 20 days in jail, for
the obstruction of pedestrian traffic.
"Obstruction of the free use of cross
walks, street crossings, or street Inter
sections by pedestrians" Is hold a w
lutiuh of this ordinance,
Several complaints pointed out that
streetcars, almost Invariably, stop di
rectly on the sidewalk crossings, caus
ing pedestrians to wait or either go ;
around trie car. This practice, the
opinion holds, is a direct violation of
the ordlnace, ' - . ' . .
Nebraskans Organize to
Boost for Hitchcock
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 13. A "Nebras
ka for Hitchcock for president" club
was organized last night by 700 dem
ocrats wth John A. Rlne, Omaha, as
A bill has been Introduced In con
gress bv Renresentative Sinnott Dro-
Buenos, daughter of the former Prime vidlng for the opening of the Klamath
Minister of San Salvador. 'Indian reservation.
ent on the subject of a military ,chool board to grant further in-
ance was made ny me rrencn for salary, four teachers have
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