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Tonigh' and Sunday fair, jnoderate
'pnRTY-THIRD YEAR. NO. 45.
Avenge for Quarter Esdlof
December II, 1J!
54 5 S
Member Audit Bureau ef Cli-culatios.
Associated Press Full Leased Wire
Nrffrist of Government Con
trol ExpensiTe Bat Worth
price Esch days m Urn-
menting Upon Report
Washington, Feb. 21. Railroad ad
ministration estimates place the net
to the government of federal
control of the railroads at $626,000,
a00, Chairman Esch of the interstate
commerce committee, told the bouse
today in opening debate on the con
ference report on the compromise
'. "This (636,000.000 will have to be.
charged off to war loss," he said.
"One may say it was expensive, but
It was worth the price. Without the
railroads, transportation would have
(ailed to supply our troops overseas"
Total' appropriations of approxi
mately $1, 900,000, 000 including those
. already made, were the "experience
of federal control," Mr. Esch said,
but he added that of these amounts
approximately $1,250,000,000 were
"investments" in the form of Improve
ments made for the roads and for
which they ultimately will pay.
Defending the work of congress in
framing: the railroad legislation, Mr.
Esch said there had been "no slack
in?." The conference compromise, he
said, came before the ho.use today
virtually seven months after the com
mittee began hearings. The compro
mise bill, he asserted, was the orig
inal house bill except "one substan
tive proposition" by which a rate ba
sis is fixed with earnings in excess
of six per cent on railroad valuation
being divided between the earning
carrier and the government for the
latter to use for weak roads.
Referring to present "financial
straits" of the carriers, Mr. Esch
snid that prior to government opera
lion only 60 percent of the roads
earned dividends and parti interest
Private Failures Cited
"During federal control 108 of the
lis class one roads did not earn in
terest," he added. "In 1916 the. roads
lacked sixty million dollars of pay
ing" interest ou their indebtedness.
"Fifty percent of the roads in this
country woud go into the hands of
receivers In three months without
the government guarantee," Mr. Esch
declared, "and I want to warn vou
that receiverships for railroads means
receiverships for Industrial enterpris
ejfand other business."
The short lines, he said, had' been
fairly and generously dealt with, add
lg that if they suffered, the people
they served and trunk lines would
Details of the three hundred mil
lion dollar revolving fund were ex
Plained and the chairman brought
smile by announcing that provis
ions for free passes for railroad law
yers, doctors and others stood as
"I expect this one question has giv
en members of congress more actual
concern than the most important pro
visions of the conference report." he
- - . , Associated Pre Full Lmh wire
- SALEM. OREfiON. SATTTRT1AV PirnoTTiuv 01 man - rr- : ;
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Martens Admits Being
Washington, Feb. 21. Admitting
niai ne naa Deen "a revolutionist" in
every country where he had lived
Kussia. Germany and Switzerland
Ludwig C. A. K. Martins; Russian so
viet agent in the United States toM
senate investigating committee today
that he ntlll was a mmi.,i.
"You mean here in the United States
you are a revolutionist now?" asked
"I am," was Martins' reply.
Wade EUis, council for the commit
tee, asked Martins if he had ever
opened "secret communication" with
revolutionary activities here.
"All my business has been in the
open. Martens said.
Martens said he had no connect!
of any kind with the Russian socialist
"Don't you know that since von hv
been before this committee a. message
has been sent you by Dr. Misleg, treas
urer of that society, saying you had
better admit you have been a member
or it would go hard with you?" Mr
Martens denied he had received the
message. Santerl Nuroteva, his secre
tary admitted he had received it, but
nam ne naa not giv en it to Martens.
"Who nominated you for ambas
aauur io me united states?" Mr. EUis
Martens said he did not know that
the appointment had come to him as
an entire surprise.
. "Now isn't it a fact that the .whole
matter was fixed up by a committee
in New York, of which you were a
member, which sent the notice to Rus
sia, where it was acted upon?"
Martens 2said that he did not know.
but conceded that such a committee
had been formed in New York.
The hearing will be resumed
DICE ID FROLIC
TO BIG AUTO SHOW
Expire This Year
McNary Is Told
en b.Mlt0n' Fel' 21 -Basic pat
col! " bj' the Warren Construction
Cer'ng pavln Presses
C .o f?May5ot is year, accord
Nan hi rmU"on eiven enai" Mc
by Patent office.
0fi Ily was ma(ie
Bushey of Sal
Washington, Feb. 21. Representa
tives of the railroad brotherhoods'
who conferred with President Wilson
recently on wage demands called at
the White House today to present a
memorial to the president protesting
against the passage of the railroad on.
and stating that the labor provisions
are wholly unacceptable to the rail
Accompanying the letter to the pres
ident wag the memorial which the
railroad men recently sent to members
o fcongress. The president was asked
to give this careful consideration.
"In our analysis of the labor pro
visions of the act," said the letter, "we
have set forth reasons, coupled with
our years of practical application and
experience in negotiating wage adjust-
ments, which to us seeni sufficient to,
warrant the definite conclusion that
the congress has not proposed a meth
od of procedure acceptable at any time
and entirely inadequate to meet the
"We feel sure that you can agree
with us to the extent that there is little
likelihood that congress will be able
to reach an agreement that wll Unsure
a prompt disposition of the question."
Wilson Sends Message of
Condolence to Mrs. Peary
Washington, Feb. 21. Pres-
ident Wilson today sent this
message of condolence to the
widow of Rear Admiral Peary:
; "Mrs. Wilson joins me'in ex
its tending our warmest sympathy
to you and your children in the
death of your distinguished
husband. May the memory of
his intrepid and indefatigable
effort in the cause of science
do much to assuage your grief.
Pubic: h?ited to Armor? To-
1 1 . OTTM
mgw; Mayor Wilson and
Others to Ore Stunts Dar
ing Evening; Parade HeM,
In Straw Ballott
REirnx of roads will not
AVVKCT WAGE NEGOTIATIONS
by the senator
a letter., from
em. The patent
Washington, Feb. 21. Assurance
was given railroad labor organizations
today by the railroad administration
that return of the roads March 1 would
not affect negotiations now pending
as to Interpretations of the various
wage agreements which were made
with the labor groups during federal
Director General Hines announced
that while the divisions of operations
nd labor as such" would be discontin
ued March 1, representatives of the
railroad administration would carry to
a conclusion consideration of all griev
ances. He named C. S. Lake and J. A.
Franklin as his assistants to supervise
ad recommend final disposition of
Business Men to Take Trip
Monday After Lunch to Plant
Another trade tour to an Industrial
plant in Salem will be taken by the
business men of the city Monday fol
lowing their regular weekly luncheon
in the Commercial club at noon, ac-
Portland, Or., Feb. 21. Organizer
of the non-partisan league headquar
ters at St. Paul will come to Oregon
next June to organize the farmers of
the state, it was announced here Fri
day by FrE.. Coulter, a founder of the
United Land and Labor party of Ore
gon, who was active In organizing the
non-partisan league in North Dakota
i 1918. J. C. Dormand ,a worket in
the league, was here from the east this
"Dormand declared thjt the pro
gram of the United Land and Labor
party of Oregon was even more prac
tical than that of the league in North
Dakota," said Coulter.
The executive board of the United
Land and Labor party of Oregon will
meet Saturday to lay plans for work
ing out the program planned by the
convention at Salem, according to.
Coulter. No move will be made to
place candidates in the field this year,
Coulter said, but immediate steps will
be taken to get at least two measures
before the people. These would pro
vide for the initiative and referendum
applying to the primaries and - for ft
scheme of voting by mail.
will (1 "my p, l03, and last Monday tne Dusiness men wno
this v. re exnire by limitation 'attended the luncheon visited the mills
uurtpn that ... , . . . it r . it , ...
wera f,,..t "cvrnu patents uuruing 10 manager juci.ruHK.ey oai
Malr.!Lt0Kred J' Warren , of urday.
uomK On ATo.r K 1Ann . '
" is tho '' tne Chas. K. Spaulding Logging
status in ti , that th'8 change of company.
hw imooHn . rarren patents mavl
ln of futii earin& ln the mak-' Secretary Daniels yesterday paid
nere the contrac,g for paving tribute to the achievements of Ad
iet warren company is a bid- mlral Peary In a message of sympa-
' thy to Mrs. Peary.
Nation Warned Against
Eating Poisoned Olives
"ed ffa ,.21 Earning that
W bv a fil e1 0lives had been ship
i IT80 whoPmlehouse to
a. ifl J';tW0 towns- of eight
,m and rt.il suerintendeni ui
"tana , Tne tow" include:
i!t f th h KaliBPe- The olives
"ento 5uffed "own as
''"en do. V are 'n bottles.
'" ,i!iois tl u!es have bw P'a
Th. d S alon,?-
MnauT ha" lnstted his
4 ll States ,0 al on custom-
11 fern to
Portland To Have
Portland, Or., Feb. 21. The estab
lishment of steamship service with
monthly sailings from Portland to
north China ports in addition to the
present service maintained with the
est of the orient is the intention of the
Pacific Steamship company, according
to A. F. Haines, general manager ui
the company here today.
The plan proposed by Mr. Haines
Is to confine the five ships now in tne
Portland-Orient 'line to Manila and
between Portland and Japan, Shang
hai, Tinsgtau, Dairen, Taku Bar and
Hong Kong for their oriental ports of
call, and place another fleet In service
other north China ports.
The nucleus of this line has already
been formed by the alloca2tion of the
steamer Wawalona to ply between
Portland and Japanese ports exclusively.
Stores in Salem Will Not Be
Closed on Washington's Day
Featured by ne of the best public
dances ever to be held ln the citv. in
terspersed with Individual stunts hv
the many dealers, the second annual
auto snow, that began at the armory
Wednesday noon, will end late Satur
day night. Dancing room wag being
maue in tne armory Saturday after
noon, and it is certain that the best
auto show ever held In the state"
will end in a frolio of triumph when
nunareas attend the dance tonight.
ai ten o'clock this morning SO
autos and trucks, representing a
large portion of the' machines belnir
nanaiea oy Salem's enterprising deal
cia, wraiea m parade, and lea by
uscar bieeinammer's band, proceeded
through the principal streets of the
me members of the Salem Auto
Dealers association, that is giving the
show, met at Hotel Marion at noon
in banquet and reviewed the success
of the exhibition, and discussed plans
ior promoting the dance this eve
ning. The dealers all of 'em will
attend the dance ln "full dress," be
ing overalls, jumpers and caps, High,
ly decorated ! paint and the insig
nia of the various cars they handle
An evening of fun is promised for
all who attend the dance. Some of
the stunts to be "pulled" by the auto
men have been tentatively planned
'Briscoe" Reidel will illustrate the
use of the glass wings in stearing the
larger models; "Lexington" Cates
will skip the rope in thnee directions
at once; the famous Shlpp-Harblson
troupe will operate the ambulance to
receive casualties (it is expected
there will be several); Olson will bal
ance one of his Chandler cars In his
left "hand while giving an accurate
Imitation of an Irish washerwoman;
Otto Wilson will do a stunt that can-"
not be described here as this paper
goes through the mails; J. F. Doppl
maier will give a correct imitation
of the father of 27 children, while
Lee Gilbert dances the boota-boola
among them In true Hawaiian cos
tume. On the whole it promises to
be "a dangerous show not to have
D. Samuels, of the American Auto
company, whose fine baritone voice
and emotional expression have never
been adequately appreciated in Sa
lem will render a duet; Fred Kirk
wood (Hudson and Essex peddlere),
after a great deal of persuasion has
agreed to give an exhibition of hand
walking on the slack rope; H. F.
Bonesteele, the Dodger, will be assist-!
ed by Lester Rlngrose, who loves
Liberty, in rendering a chimmle In
a Ford coupe; Oscar Gingrich, who
got rich selling the Jordan, will per
form as the world's leading sword
swallower; Ralph Thompson, who is
more or less the Marlon Auto com
pany, will do a perilous stunt on the
The show continued well attended
throughout Saturday. Many of the
dealers reported success with sales,
and many pleased patrons went away
proud of the new cars they had
Hoover still retains big lead In the
Capital Journal straw ballot for pru
dential choice. One republican is so
well pleased with Lansing that he fa
vors him for the presidency. The rail
road vote for McAdoo has not mater
ialized in Salem and Johnson continues
to lead Wood. The count to date:
Johnson - .. ig
Pershing , . g
Bryan .... .... $
iTaft .""." S
Poindexter , .v. ........... l
lira limit iits to
BE ENFORCED TO LETTER III SAL01
HEREAFTER UNTIL EPiDH IlG BiDS
F . J -1 J j r ' i i n
l mmeuiaie ina complete isolation tor Pa
tients A nd Residents In House Ordered:
rumic Askea l o Report Known Cases.
FOR DAMAGES BY
LEROY E. KEEIEY
SUMMARY OF QUARANTINE ORDER.
Strict isolation of patient and all persons living in same
quarters during quarantine period.
Compulsory reporting of all influenza cases by phy
sicians. . . '
Fine of from ?5 to $100 for violation of quarantine
Thorough fumigation of premises before lifting bf
quarantine. ., , ;
Public asked to co-operate by reporting all cases to city
health officer in writing. Such information to be treated as
In a libel suli filed recently by Le
Roy E. Keeley against the Oregonian,
a dally newspaper published at Port
land, Keeley asks for (100,000 dam
ages, alleging that an article appear
ing in the Portland daily, January 10,
1920, is "libelous, untrue and derog
atory." Keeley's specific charges against
V,n . ! n l n . .. ....
" " "" "" "M quarantine or Influenza cases was
January iu, itizu, ne was suDjectea not being strictly enforoed. Dr. Ponv
to a libelous Interpretation of a erov is todnv nlnclmr nh.nlnio ,..
....Quarantine for influenza In Salem
until the present epidemic has been
stamped out la going "to mean just
what the word Implies and complete
isolation of the disease is to be the
rule hereafter. This is the announce
ment made today by Dr. R. E. Pom'
eroy, city health officer.
Backed up by instruction from the
police committee of the' city council
issued following rumor that the
Stores in Salem will not be closed j
fat any time during the day Monday!
Washington's birthday because of
the holiday, according to nn announce
The poisoned olives. Mr. McLaiigh- ment Saturday Iro mtne orrices or tne
lln said, will have a peculiar odor Salem Business Men's league.
which should be easily detected. Olives Frequent inquiries as to whether
on L mediately.
'AO n . . J
La,,wlin.s Vf ted Wlth baccU-
ui poison whlc
All rt.,.r ates.
cf5ed. a number of
TunV reportp'J. however.
ftj mS.ta"ei r'P "lives. This
found contaminated have usually been
soft and odorous.
The bottled stuffed olives were not
suspected until a recent case of botu
linus poisoning at Kalispe 1, Mont.,
was Investigated by federal authori
ties, according to Mr. McLaughlin.
The InvestNfttkm, he said disclosed
that three brands of Californfa pack
ed stuffed olives were involved. The
brands, his statement said, the "Ba-
tavia," "Ferndell" and "Richelieu.
The name of the packer is not on
the labels. The label shows, howev
er, that the olives were distributed
from Chicago and adds that the net
weight of the olives in the bottles. Is
six ounces and that the bottles are
known as No. 10.
business would be at a standstill In
honor of the departed "Father of his
country" on his birthday gave rise
to the announcement.
BOXD t FltTiriCATIOV ASK I'D
The state irrigation securities com
mission is asked to certify to a $200,
000 bond issue in a petition filed by
the Warmsprings irrigation district.
today. Ths issue is in addition to Is
sues aggregating $1,400,000 already
approved by the state commission.
The Warmsprings district Is one of
the largest in the state including
some 2S.O0O acies in the vicinity of
Vale in Malheur county.
Hearst Bond In
Is Set At $10,000
Washington, Feb, 21. Associate
Justice Bailey of the district supreme
court today fixed at $10,000 the bond
to be given by William Randolph
Hearst, in his Injunction proceedings
against the shipping board to prevent
the sale of the thirty former German
Counsel for the board said .the gov
ernment's only expense in connection
with the sale was $26.28 for circulars!
sent to shipping Interests. There was
no regular advertising, they said.
At the request of government coun
sel, Justice Bailey deferred signing tne
original Injunction until Tuesday so
counsel might confer over the terms.
The Justice also reserved decisions on.
a request of the board that the steam
er Kewanee, which has been sold for
$2,000,000 be excluded from the order
speech made by him before the Port
land Labor Council, January 8, 1920.
In support of his contention that
he has been grossly abused and libel
ed by a portion of the Portland press,
Keeley points out that all of these
papers gave full publicity to attacks
made on him because of his efforts;
to force a large lumbering concern to
adequately remunerate a widow whose
husband had been killed while ln
thf concern's employ.
The attorney finds cause for com
plaint against some members of the
Portland press for failure to give pub
licity to his suit against the Portland
Keeley ln his complaint takes spec
ial umbrage at the assertions embod'
ied in the third and fourth para
graphs . of . (he Orasoftian's article. He
contends that the inuendo of the al
leged libelous attack Is found in the
"Keeley wanted the council to ad
opt one of the major planks In the
platform of the un-American com
munlst labor party by amending the
constitution to prohibit any person
holding an elective or appointive of
fice from holding any office In the
Central Labor council or from serv
ing on any committee of the council.'
"According to the Labor Press
Keeley, by actual count, talked 3!
times In support of his motion, and
his address is said by those present to
have been as fiery and as surcharged
with radical ideas as were the most
radical orations of Joseph Laundy,
now under Indictment for criminal
syndicalism; Uharles Saunders, re
cently deported to Canada as an un
desirable alien; Floyde Hyde, now un
der arrest as ft "red", and otn?rs who
at times have led th radical forces on
the floor of the labor council."
In regard to the Dlbbern case, Kee
ley asserts that the company had
made a small settlement with the
widow on a "take it or leave it ba
sis" and that he took the case and
forced it to the point where a set
tlement had to be made. He claims
that the persecution to which he has
been subject was instituted in a vic
ious attempt to retaliate for his Inter
ference In the unfair situation.
Another paragraph upon which
Keeley leads up to his action for dam
ages, because of the alleged miscon
struction of the news source, is cap
tioned by a. sub-head which reads
"Motive is shown." The Portland at
torney alleges that this is one of the
most vicious portions of the article,
antlne on all cases now under obser
vation, as well as those heretofbtu re
ported and which have not been re
ported as cured.
Police Committee Orders
The orders of the police committee
Instruct Dr. Pomeroy to place all
homes and other living places where
Influenza exists under the strictest
quarantine and allow no persons to
break the quarantine existing on Buch
buildings. The rules to be followed
will be the same as In the case of
smallpox and scarlet fever and are
based on the city ordinance covering
the Isolation of contagious diseases.
The action of the police committee
comes as the result of complaints
and rumors that the quarantine has
not been enforced and that the con
tinued prevalence of lnflhenza here,
though In a mild form, Is due directly
to the free coming and going of per
sons from the houses and rooms ln
which Influenza exists. Numerous
complaints have been made to mem
bers of the committee that persons
attending influenza patients at night
have been mingling freely with oth
er persons In offices, stores 'and oth
er places of business during the day
and attending the theaters and other
places of amusement.
, Fine Is Provided
The orders put into effect today
will make the breaking o Influenza
quarantine an offense punishable by
a fine of from 5 to $100, snd will
be enforced to the letter. Additional
help to handle the situation is being
recrujted by Dr. Pomeroy and each
case will be taken care of as fast as
It Is reported. The quarantine period
will be from the time of incubation
to such time as the patient has ful
ly recovered, probably from three to
six weeks. Aside from the attending
physician, no person will be allowed
to enter or leave the quarantined
premises. Before lifting the quaran
tine ln any case the premises are to
be thoroughly fumigated.
That the city has the full power to
enforce such regulations as are an
nounced today under the provisions
of ordinance 483, sections 2, 8 and
14, Is the opinion given today by B.
W. Macy, city attorney.
It Is also pointed out in making
the announcement that all cases of
Influenza must be reported by phy
sicians to the health officials under
the provisions of the law.
Cooperation of the general publics
in enforcing the edict Issued today ia
asked by Dr. Pomeroy, who points
out that there are perhaps cases of
Influenza existing In the city where '
no physician has been called, owing
to the lightness of the attack, and
the only means of checking up an
them Is to have them reported by
persons who hear of them.
In reporting cases people are ask
ed to make the report in writing,
giving their names and addresses,
which will be observed as confiden
tial by the health officials. All cases
reported ln this minner will be In
vestigated at once, but no action will
be taken o nanonymous reports.
About 70 cases In the city are be
ing placed under the quarantine baa
(Continued on Page Two.)
Varney Goes To
Of Parole Back
Percy A. Varney, state parole offi
cer, left last night for Seattle to bring
back James Charles Connors wanted :
at the state prison here as a parole i
violator. Connors has been a fugitive
since Inst spring whpn .he fled the.
state after mulcting Mr. and Mrs. M.
J. Branson of Willamina out of ap-,
proximately $300 on the represent- j
tlon that on payment of this sum he
would be able to secure the parole of
their son, Willie liranson, doing time :
In the penitentiary. Connors fraud In
the connection with the Branson pa-'
role promise was exposed in letters
Lawrence. Mass., Feb, 21. The; written by the aged parents of Willie !
American Woolen company has ln- Branson to prison officials and to Gov. ;
augurated a system of retell stores; frnr olcoU asking for information as
at Its four mills in this city in syi ef-jt" 'n-n th(,y could expect the release
fort to reduce the cost of living fori t their son and telling of the payment!
the 15,000 operatives. Staple com-! to Connors and of his promise. When;
modltles are sold at a price belowi his arrest as a parole violator wan or- i
that of local n erchants, in line with
Portand Man is Pneumonia
Victim at Hospital Here
AGAIN DELAYS BIG
Montesano, Wash., K.eb. 21. Tho
trial of ten alleged I. W, W. here for
the murder of Warren .0. Grimm, Cen-
tralla Armistice day parade victim.
halted yesterday because of Illness
one of the jurors, was postponed again
today. The ill Juror, Edward Parr of
Hoquiam, was Improved today , but
Judge John M. Wilson deo'ded It
would be unsafe to bring him Into
There will be no more sessions or
court until next Tuesday, the Wash
ington's birthday holiday on Monday
The specific defense of Loren Rob
erts, one of the ten defendants, was to
have been made today had court not
adjqurned. Roberts has entered a plea
of insanity and It was expected tha
testimony of. an alienist for the do-'
fense would occupy a part of the ses
Dr. J. H. Flu, county health offi
cer, examined Parr again this morn
ing, and he diagnosed his Illness as
Influenza. The patient continued to
nave a high temperature, the phy
The possible substitution of an al
ternate Juror may not be restored to
inasmuch as Judge Wilson feels Pan
should have sufficient time to recover
before court convenes next Tuesday
morning. The defendants were not
brought into court today, the doors
of the court room not being opened
The fourth week of the trial ended
today, the state having completed tha
Introduction of Its direct evidence,
and the defense havlr.ff presented cvl-
The body of Charles McAllister, 87
who died at a local hospital Friday
following an Illness of ten days, was deuce in an endeavor to frdve an alibi
sent to his home in' Portland by the, in behalf of Eugene Barnett, one of
Webb & Clough company. Funerpl the defendants. On the defense's first
services and burial will be held In day It succeeded in having the mur
that city. Mr. McAllister's death was der charge against Bert Faulkner dls
eaused by bronchial pneumonia. I missed on account of Insufficiency ot
He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. C. evidence, reducing the number of de
B. McAllister. - fendurits from eleven to ten.
Woolen Trust Installs
System of Retail Stores
tlie assertion made recently by Wil
liam M. Wood, president of the com
pany, that living costs here are high
er that they should be.
Iceland has more than 109 volcan-
Switzerland produces no good coal.Oes.
A bill designed to open the way
for return of property, to American
wives of enemy "subjects was Intro
duced yesterday by Representative
Butler of Pennsylvania.
dered. following this discovery, how-!
ever, Connors had left the state.
Connors was sent up from Multno-1
- mah county June 1, 1917, on a charge;
of having defrauded Mary Obermeir!
lout of $2200. He was paroled March I
15, 1919, after having performed val-j
lant service during the influenza epi
demic of the" previous winter. He still:
has something over eighteen years of a !
two to twenty years sentence to serve, j
Capital Journal's Straw Vote for President
Vote for One, placing X after name; then cut out and mall or bring to
Capital Journal Office. '
BRYAN """ " "
COX . PALMER
GERARD ... PERSHING
JOHNSON TAFT . . ,
McADOO ; WOOD .