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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1920.
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Made Known to Public
Washington, .Feb. 19. President
Wilson today completed his reply to
the alli3 supreme council's note on
the Adriatic question and sent It to
Acting Secretary Polk who Is putting
i, m form for transmittal to the
council. It is expected to be on the
cables before night.
There was no indication as to the,
note's contents or Its length. The
president began drafting it early this
morning and completed it in two
hours. The council's communication
was received only yesterday and ttie
speed with which the reply was pre
pared here was said to constitute
something of a record.
The president went to his study
at 8:30 a. m. and summoning his
stenographer, immediately began die
tating the reply. He was understood
to have answered the council's con
tention point for point and to have
adhered to the position taken in his
note of February 18.
It is now pretty well established
that In that communication the pres
ident informed the allied countries
that If they proceeded to a settle
ment of the Adriatic question with
out the consent and participation of
the American government the United
States might have to decide whether
' it could become a party to the trea
ty of Versailles and ,the Anglo-French-American
Publicity Held Vp
The note received from the coun
cil yesterday was sent to the white
house Immediately after it was de
coded and the president studied It
very carefully during the afternoon
and the evening.
The president was represented as
Being perfectly willing for the ex
changes to be given to the public af
ter he had "completed his case'
which was done with the drafting
of the note today. However, no de
cision as to making the communica
tions public will be reached until the
allied premiers have been heard from
They have been approached sas to
if CMS ALREADY
Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 18. Ex
amination of the official text of the
last allied note sent to the German
government relative to the trial oi
men accused of war crimes shows tni
significant passage was omitted from
the Paris version published here on
Tuesday afternoon. This passage re
era to a stipulation by the entente
thf Previous verdicts at trials of
'erman war offenders must be an
gled and that they be remanded for
Jhe conservative . Pan - Germanic
unites In rejecting the allied note
"holly unacceptable and the -age.
Wrtt presses the belief it is a "halt-
Ln J.I!n the roa3 leaainS to re
"lon f Versailles treaty."
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To Curb "Flu" Urged
By Health Officals
Portland, Or. Feb. 19. Influenza
is increasing today in Klamath Falls,
according to a telegram received to
day by State Health Officer Roberg
from City Health Officer Soule. kraiu
than !00 cases have been reported In
Klamath Falls, with 10 deaths in one
day, it was reported. The new court
house has been fitted up as an emer
gency hospital to care for the patients.
In answer to a plea sent from Kla
math Falls, Earl Kllpatrick, in charge
of the Red Cross relief work in the
northwest, sent a large amount of bed
ding. If the situation becomes worse,
Kllpatrick plans on visiting the city,
NEW PRESIDENT OF
E ASKS NAT!
Paris, Feb. 19. Paul
France's new president,
sage to the senate and
In his mes
deputies this afternoon laid stress up
on the necessity of making plain the
country's situation to the people and
the duty of her-own citizens to give
in return their full share of economic
support to the nation. -
"Our first duty is to establish clear
ly before the country our diplomatic,
military, economic and financial sit-
uation," he said.
Later, in referring to the duties of
citizens, the president declared:
"The French man who shirks the
payment of hi share of taxation
commits an act analogous to that of
a soldier who deserts his trench or
flees the battlefield."
Referring to the situation in Rus
sia, PresftHnt Deschanel said:
"The Russian people fought on our
side for three years for liberty. May
that people soon be master of Itself
and resume its civilizing mission
the plentltude of its genius."
Vessel Known As
"Floating Bar" Is
Held By Creditors
Boston, Feb. 19. The eteamsHp
City of Miami, which has been called
a "floating bar" because of her elab
orate equipment for liquor sales In her
projected runs between Florida and
Cuba, wastoday returned to the pot
session of the Bethlehem Shipbuild
ing corporation by order of the fed
eral court. ,
The action was taken qn an attempt
by the Havana Steamship corporation,
owners of the steamer, to have her sail
from tag shipyard at Fore River,
where she had been refitted.
The court ruled that the Bethlehem
company had a lien on the ship for
the work done and was entitled to
hold her until the bill was paid. The
libel brought by the Havana Steam
ship corporation alleged that the price
of the repairs had been raised from
$300,000 to $425,000 and that this was
regarded as excessive.
Blind Justice Is
-Found Near Death
v In Lonely Cabin
Butte, Mont., Feb. 19. WUani
Furlong, blind Justice of the peace in
BolUe jtownship with offices In the
court house, was found this morning
in his cabin in Centerville in a' dying
condition. He had been attacked and
his skull crushed. Yesterday he had
sold his home for 1600. His cabin
and clothes had been searched and
officers who are now investigating
say that robbery was the motive of ht
assailants. Jurge Furlong is uncon
scious and has been removed to a hos
pital. Extenslon of a common language in
order that the foreign peoples now
here might become lees isolated, was
urged by Mrs. Mary Clark Barnes of
New York, the union's national direc
tor of Americanization, who submitted
her report yesterday. "Four hundred
thousand, young men who answered
the selective draft call could not write
home 6r read the president's procla
mation," she said.
Breweries are going to China and
thfc W r T. I, must follow, Miss
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tola tne conierence. Ami"g "
the program for talks today are Mrs. i
Jane M. Donaldson, Portland, Or., and,
Miss Muryce L. 'Currey. Olympia, " "
Albany la also hard hit by the dis
ease, according to word, received by
State 'Health Officer Boberg. Yes
terday 54 new cases were reported.
"The serious part of the epidemic In
several of the Oregon cities," said Dr.
Roberg yesterday, "is in the increase
of deaths. The date rate was extreme
ly low at "the outset of the disease tn
many cities, but deaths are being re
ported more rapidly now. The state
health efticials urge more rigid use of
In Portland yesterday 100 new cases
were reported, with but one . death.
City Health Officer Parris said he was
confident the disease is wearing out In
IS REPUDIATED BY
' SOCIALIST PARTY
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 19. Socialists
repudiate the sentiment "my country
right or wrong" and refuse to accept
the slogan proclaimed during the war
of "stand behind the president," Mor
ris Hillqult, socialist leader, testified
today under cross-examination at the
trial of five socialist assemblymen
charged with disloyalty.
"My country right or wrong," Is a
"false doctrine of national patriotism,"
declared the wtinees. The "true" doc
trine he said, "is the Ideal of interna
tional working class solidarity.'
"True" patriotism, he explained in
connection with the antiwar program
adopted by the party Just after Amer
ica entered the war, consists "in mak
ing our country right at all times."
"True" patriotism, he added, con
sists "in constant service to the peo
ple of the oountry and constant en
deavors to Improve their condition.'
The war, socialists, held, would not
serve this end, according to the wit
ness. War "Mot Defensive."
The war was not a defensive one as
far as the United States was concern
ed, continued the witness, adding that
if it had' been the party would not
have adopted at the t. Louis conven
tion In 1917 the war program he had
aided In framing. .
While recognizing the legality ot
America's declaration of war and con
forming to war time laws, the social
ists did not consider it their duty to
accept the declaration as right or hu
mane, according to Mr. Hillqult. While
not condoning German submarine war
fare, Mr. Hillqult said socialists aia
not consider It an invasion, actual or
threatened, or that the lnrr:nsement
on American mercantile rights was
sufficient to justify the sacrifice of
lives that entry into the war would
Mr. Hillqult said socialists recog
nized the president's constitutional
right as commander in chief of the
army and navy and socialists in serv
ice would obey any order he Issued as
such. However, he said, they did not
consider it their duty to accejit hts
judgment in all things.
Party Opposed War.
The attempt by Germany to incite
trouble between Mexico and the Uni
ted States was called by Mr. Hillqult
a ridiculous incident the act of some
Insane or foolish persons.
"I never denied the fact that the
socialist party is an anti-war party
and was not in favor of this war even
after it was declared," asserted Mr.
"it recoenlzed its duty to the Uniterf
aat n a socialist party. In other
words it recognized its duties primar
ily to the people of the United States
and in the first instance to the work
ing poplation of the United States. ,
w condemn what we call fabe pa.
triotism a number of jingle phrases
created and put into circulation ver
often try persons who have sinister
ends to subserve, and very often re
peated by the thoughtless until they
have lost their Bense."
"UV took the declaration of our
president that we are not making war
on the German people pernups a
too seriously from the administrative
point of view but as far as we social
ists are concerned we never considered
it party of the duty of the Anierican
people to make war on the German
people or the people of any country,
or exterminate any people or any na
tion or throw any people of any na
tion into misery."
Visited by Heavy Rain
San Francisco. Feb. 19. The rain
storm which visited the southerp part
of the state last night and was con
tinuing there Is expected to spread
over the remainder of the state to
night and Friday, according to the
United States weather bureau here to-
. ; Aav
precipitation In the southern
. . i.a .tai in hut fiftv oer cent
norma, and in the northern part
, f normai for the sea-
Sale of Former German Lin
ers Temporarily Forbidden
by Federal Court Order
Handed Down Today
Washington, Feb1. 19. A temporary
injunction to prevent the sale of the
thirty former German passenger liners
recently ' offered by the board was
granted today by Associate Justice
Bailey of the district court. ,
Justice Bailey said after a careful
examination of the statutes he was oi
the opinion that they did not show an
intention on the part of congress to,
place in the president or in the ship
ping board the power to sell the ships.
Application for the Injunction who
npade by William Randolph Hearst and
hearings on it were held last Monday
while the ships were being offered at
public auction. The board announced
yesterday that it had decided to reject
all of the bids received. At the same
time It asked congress for authority
to again offer the ships at public auc
tion. Chairman Payne, of the shipping
board, announced that an appeal from
the temporary injunction order would
be filed immediately. Meantime, he
said, it was expected that Mr. Hearst
would be required to furnish bond to
protect the board against loss by rea
son of the ships lying idle.
Hearst Plea Sustained
Justice Bailey's decision sustained
contentions of counsel for Mr. Hearst
that the German ships were seized.
junder distinct legislation and that
the board's power of disposition did
not apply to them. Assistant Attor
ney General Ames, representing the
government, contended that the law
qf 1917 was broad enough to cover
the ships in question. In that it au
thorized sale of vessels acquired pre
viously or thereafter.
. Possible effect of the decision on
(Continued on page four)
PLAN TO COMMERCIALIZE BEAUTY
OF COUNTY'S ORCHARDS DURING
BLOSSOM SEASON IS PROPOSED
Plans for commercializing Marlon
county's unexcelled blossom scenes
during the blossoming arid budding of
trees throughout the county are rapid
ly shaping at the offices of the Com
mercial club here. It is believed that
the various fruit and nut trees will be
In full blossom late in March or In
early April, and .Manager T. E. Mc
Croskey is exerting considerable effort
to rush arrangements for Inviting peo
ple from all parts of the country to
visit here during that period.
Wednesday Mr. McCroskey confer
red with John M. Scott, general pas
senger agent for the Southern Pacific
company, relative to providing a spe
cial train from Portland on Sundays
during the blossom season; and Dis
trict Manager Richey, of the Oregon
Electric railroad, approved the plan
and agreed to provide special trains
on that line from the metropolis.
Arrangements with motion picture
firm to film the picturesque scenes
for distribution throughout the world
are also being made.
Mr. McCroskey ' contends that n
California can make paramount of its
blossoms, and can provide special
trains and execuslons into the heart of
the fruit districts, the same can be
done here, with great publicity advan
tage to Salem and the county. It Is
generally conceded that the scenes
south of Salem during the blossoming
season are unequalled anywhere, and
It Is proposed to capitalize them for
the great advantage of the commun
ity. TURK PROBLEM
ISSUES TO WALL
London, Feb. 19. The latest de
velopments In the TurklHh situation
have for the moment pushed the Adrl
actlc question into the background in
both public and official Interest? The
reservations wUrh France and Great
Britain are said to have made with
regard to the Turkish peace terms, In
cluding the retention of the Turks in
Constantinople, have aroused strong
feeling In parliament where the oppo
sition strongly objects to a settlement
of the Turkish question without tts
reference to the commons. Particular
antagonism has been aroused in oppo
sition quarters to the decision to per
mit the sultan to retain sovereignty
BF.LA Kl Jf ILL
Vienna, Feb. 19. Bela Kun, dicta
tor under the communist regime in
Hungary was recently brought to a
hospital near this city from Stockerau
where he had been staying since his
flight Ifrom Hungary. His removal
from Stockerau was because inhabi
tants of the villake objected to his
presence. . .
TO CORDUROY TO
BEAT HIGH COST
Stockton. Cal., Feb. 19. Fifteen
high school Instructors here have
agreed to don corduroy trousers as
a measure to cut down the high cost
of living and many of hem have al
ready begun to wear the "cords." On
top ot this many Individuals In vari
ous "white collar" professions have
joined the "corduroy club." Local
newspaper reporters, high school in
structors and county office deputies
are now enrolled in the "club."
A veritable run on the various
clothing stores was reported yester
day. One stora stated that thirty
eight persons had bought "cords."
during the day, while other stores re
ported slmllatr purchasers.
HAWAII OBEY "GET
OUr ORDER FULLY
"work or get out" order of the sugar
planters to plantation workers has re
sulted in virtually all sugar planta
tion strikers leaving the field homes
provided by panters, according to R.
M. Mead, secretai y of the planters as
sociation. No disorders were reported
' One plantation on the Island ot
Oahu is in full operation; five others
ace working with strikebreakers, and
one Is completely tied up, Mead re
Acting Governor Curtis P. faukea
sent a radiogram to Kauai Island su
pervisors asking their opinion of the
situation followed alleged Incendiary
fires on that" Island. The Brand Jury
his indicted one laborer in connection
with the fires.
The planters association today made
public a letter replying to one from
the Honolulu Japanese Merchants as
sociation which supported the planta
tion workers demands. The planters,
In reply, said they believed the wage
bonus system fair and charged that tne
strike movement was started by Japa
With the receipt by the public serv
ice commission of the new tarlfX sched
ule which eliminates the switching
charges Imposed upon large shippers
in Salem and vicinity, assurance Is glv
en of the saving of many thousands of
dollars annually by Salem firms.
The new schedule, which is O. E.,
G. F. O., No. 184 becomes effective
March 1, and is a needed recognition
of Salem's traffic requirements and is
expected to have a stimulating effect
upon the plans of all local shippers.
Switching charges were 60 Cents per
ton with a minimum of $7.60 per car.
On each 80,000 pound car, eastbounii,
the minimum charge by the old sched
ule was 115 per car.
The elimination of this switching
charge is due to the voluntary action
of the carriers, especially by the Ore
go rf Electric.
The matter of the" seriousness of the
effect of the charge on local shippers
was brought to the attention of the
railroad officials by O. T. Brandt, rate
expert, and member -of the Industrial
committee of the Salem Commercial
This elimination of switching
charges is of great value to all carload
shippers of this vicinity and will not
only save them thousands of dollars
but It makes any railroad track in Sa
lem a service track of both lines.
A shipper who 'heretofore was only
on the 8. P. company's lines now may
route his freight out of Salem over
either the Bouthem Pacific or the Ore.
gon Electric, so long as the destina
tion is a coinpetlve point. According
to a local shipper, switching charge
now only persists if the shipment is
made from a service track of one road
to a local point on a competitive line.
For Instance the switching charge
woulJf be made if the shipper sent his
lot consignment from a point where
the 8, P. was in ervlce competition to
ome local point on the Oregon Elec
tric lines, or the reverse.
Jenkins Case Once More
Before High Mexican Court
Mexico City, Feb. 19. As a result of
a controversy between the courts or
Puebla as to jurisdiction, the case of
W. O. Jenkins, United States consular
agent 1n that city, is again before the
FIRST OF TEH ALLEGED RADICALS
CHARGED VUll HURDER OF GRUIIl
Barnett Declares He Was Not In Centralia
L W. W. Hall When Shots Were Fired Up
on Legion Men In Armistice Day Parade;
One Defendant Is Freed.
Montesano, Wash., Feb. 19. Eugene Barnett, one of the ten
alleged I. W. W. on trial here for the murder of Warren O.
Grimm, Centralia Armistice Day parade victim, took the witness
stand in his own behalf today at the opening of the defense case.
In an effort to prove ant alibi Barnett testified that he was in the
lobby of the Roderick lodging house, upstairs from the I. W. W.
Kali, during all the time of the shooting.
The state has offered testimony In ,
an effort t prove that Barnett was
one ot the men stationed in the Avalon
jiotel and that he fired the shots from
there from a 88-55 rifle, which gun
has been made an exhibit at the trial.
Tells of Actions.
Barnett. 28 years old, testified that
he has worked as a coal miner slncsJ
he was 8 years old. He went to Cen
tralia between noon and 1 "o'olock on
the afternoon of November 11, last, he
said, first going to the office of Elmer
Smith, one of the ten defendants, for
advice about a homestead claim. Not
finding Smith, he said, he went to the
I. W. W. hall, remained there only a
few minutes and thence to the Roder
He was reading a newspaper In the
lobby of the hotel, he said, when the
shooting started. He remained In the
hotel lobby, according to his testimony
until the shooting was over and until
two American Legion men, one carry
ing a large caliber pistol, entered the
room. He told these men, he said,
where the landlady could be found.
Barnett then told of his leaving town,
on horseback, the way he had entered
earlier In the day. Before leaving town
he mailed a parcel post package, then
returned to the Roderick for his coat,
Defence Outlines Case,
The defense expected to lntroduoe
witnesses for the purpose of proving
Harnett's alibi, at the conclusion of the
defendant's testimony, George Vander
ver, defense counsel, announced at the
opening of court. i
' The defense case was again briefly
outlined today, -Vanderveer explain
ing to the Jury that he would first en
deavor to prove an alibi for Barnett
then attempt to show that Loren Rob.
erts, another of the defendants, was
and Is insane: then show that Shee
han, another defendant, had no knowl.
edge of a raid, having reached town
only the night before, and then tak
tng up the defense allegations that
what shooting occurred it was an act
That there was a plan to raid theJ.
W. W. haH, Vanderveer said, he would
prove by testimony relative to meet
ings of the Centralia CoVnmercial ciu
at the Elks' hall. Demonstrations ot
the action of smokeless powder shells,
fired In the day time, to prove that no
flash is emitted during daylight, will
be offered also, he said.
Bert Faulkner, 23 years old, who
since the 11th of November, last here,
has been tn the shadow of the gallows
as one of the alleged I. WTV. charged
with the murder of Grimm, walked
from the Grays Harbor county Jail
Wednesday afternoon ,n free man.
Since January 26, this year, he had
appeared dally in court here with the
ten other defendants, listened to tae
questions propounded to prospective
Jurors, in which the state made known
that It would ask the death penalty,
and for nearly nine days he had heard
the testimony of state witnesses, all
tending to prove the state's contention
that he, with the others, had commit
ted murder In the first degree,
Faulkner's dismissal came aiTa dis
tinct surprise to a court room filled
with people who had evidence a sym
pathy for this person. He had, lt
seems, made a favorable impression
(Continued on page four)
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LOWDEN WILSON .
KEEIEY CASE TO
BE REHEARD BY
Lee Roy E." Keeley, Portland attor
ney, whose application for perma
nent admission to ' the Oregon bar
was denied by the suprenfe court in
an order Issued Tuesday la to have
another "day n court." In an order
Issued by the court today tha former
edict is set aside and suspended pend
lng a rehearing of the case and final
disposition of( Keeley's eligibility fox
practice law in Oregon., In thi mean
time Keeley will continue the prac-'
tice of law In this state under an ex
tension ot his temporary permit
'granted by the court today. ..
' Today's order is based on a peti
tion filed this morning by Keeley In
which he declares 'that the action of
the court In denying him the right
to practice law in Oregon was taken
without affording him any "opportu
nity to apepar before tha court t
present his case or argue the same
or to compel the attendance of wit
nesses on his behalf." Keeley furtner
contends that "a grave injustice has
been done by the oral order
made without hearing in open
"That there have been no objec
tions made and sustained against pe
titioner, yet he has been denied ad
mission without any reason of rec
ord for such denial and without op
portunity to meet and answer th
reasons If any exist," Keeley furth
It Is expected that an early data
will be set for argument of the cas
before the court at which time A. B.
Kldgeway, secretary of the bar asso
ciation, will probably appear In' sup
port of the objections filed by him
self against Keeley's admission to
the bar while Keeley will appear In
his own behalf.
OTHERS DONATE TO
Subscriptions to the Commercial
club publicity fund are slowly coming
in, six being added Wednesday, bring
ing thet otal deficit from the $10,000
goal to $2600. The six who signed ur
Wednesday for donation are: W. If.
Orabenhorst & company, $100; F. N.
Oerby, $100; August Huckestein, $23;
Marion Auto company, $60; Charles'
It. Archerd Implement Company, $50,
and Wm. McOllchrlst Jr., $60.
Without solicitation on tha part of
the Commercial club several during
the past few days have voluntarily ap
peared at the offire and asked the
amounts they are expected to contri
bute. Jt Is hoped that the $10,000 will
be raised by this means In a few days,