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-HIRD YEAR NO. 49.
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 26, 1920.
PRICE 2 CENTS.
WITHDR AWAL OF TR OOPS IS DEMANDED
TO RETURN BILL
3sonUrger to Yeto Compro
mise Railroad Measure in
Memorial Presented- by
Representatives ot Labor
u-.-Mneton. Feb. 26. Representa
tives of the
tailed at the White nouse touay iu
present a memorial to President Wil
Wn urging that he veto the compro
mise railroad bill. They were joined
by representatives of the Farmers
National Council who supplemented
a prevoius request for veto with writ
The visitors did not see the presi
dent but were received by Secretary
Tumulty who promised to lay the
memorials and other 'documents be
fore the executive.
The brotherhood memorial set
forth "the reasons why the more than
onnoooo railroad employes believe
the president should veto the railroad
bill and return it to congrss."
Social Privilege Charged.
The memorial said the bill violated
the fundamental principles of the
American government by guarantee
ing to the owners of railroad secur
ities a right to charge rates that
would produce a minimum netTeturn
of five and one-half per cent on "that
uncertain and intangible thing," ag
T.'iis Is a grant of a "particular ex
clusive and special privilege" not en
joyed by Investors in other kinds of
securities, the memorial said.
Vigorous opposition was expressed
to the provision of the bill establish
ing a tribunal for settlement of labor
disputes, the memorial saying this was
an attempt to deprive the railroad
employes of their former "inherent
right" to determine their wages by
negotiation between employe and em
ployer." Will Delay Settlement.
Operation of the measure, it was
said, would cause an "unreasonable
delay" In settling the present wage
demands, because the unions would
have to present their demands anew
to eaca of the 2,000 prvately owned
The memorial also set forth that
the "Inequities, uncertainties, delays
mm amoiquities" of the bill would
promote unrest and intensify existing to catch a train to lenve the city,
causes of disagreement nnd prevent Davis, police say, know of the pass
Hie orderly adjustbent of grievances, age of a check for $75 on J. A. Row-
Fmally, It was charged that the bill, land, a local second hand dealer,
abrogated the right and freedom of Forgery of four other checks in the
collective -bargaining and substituted
"'Indefinite and uncertain method:
f compulsory adjustment of arbltra-l
n of disputes."
supreme Court To
Case On March 8
Washington, Feb. 26.-The supreme
wa "led In- the government to
land !i""Ch 8 ,vi,h th " -
'r e?e0'W C- lnPy from
, " .V"' Prevent enforce
Z I' he Hls,Md Prohibition en-
ZZ?J , In brlneln the
tutZT getlthe was .unconsti-
hLn K" said counsel
1 Concilrre.l l
ider.i. "I . " ''8 10 expedite
" oi me Massachusetts
More Survivors Of.
wreck Are Reported
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"ere February 20.
WHO KNEW HOOVER?
. During the period 1883 to 1891, Herbert Hoover spent
"is boyhood in Salem and Newberg. When he first came
" wegon, he was about nine years of age and the greater
wuon of the eight years of Hoover's Oregon residence was
'Pent m this city.
tt The Capital Journal will publish reminiscences of
noovers boyhood, submitted by Journal readers. Those
no remember him as a young man and as a boy, are liiyit
S Jurnish the Journal with any interesting biographical
tiite of general interest.
Udoubtedly, the boyhood of this man, who is now in
.we foremost ranks of internationally known personages,
as replete with character indications which should be made
frn "c-nt for purposes of partisanship or propaganda, but
um : the viewpoint of specific interest.
-;i, tVe older residents of the city who came into contact
J. ver are invited.to take part in this work. Articles
is , be ?u,Jmitted in the writer's own style, or if difficulty
J xpeinenced in composing the story, phone the Capital
uural and a member of the reportorial staff will aid you.
Valuable Oil Lands Not
To Be Secured By Mere
Filing of Applications
Washington, Feb. 26. Leases of
great value on proven oil lands are not
to be had by the mere filing of an ap
plication, Secretary Lane said today in
a statement explaining the on .nno
leasing bill signed yesterday by the
Proven oil grounds by the' govern
ment are largely covered by the claims,
which must be adjusted, before such
lands can be leased, Mr. Lane said,
adding that then the eovernmenr
Brants a least for either oil or coal ex
cept under the relief section or by
permit, It will be by competitive bid
ding, ample notice of which will ee
"The only part of the act which Is
self operative, and with respect to
which a person can take any steps
leading to the acquirement of any
right, before the regulations of the
department are is3ued or before the
TWIXS! FIVE TIMES
Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 26.
Mrs. Richard Doherty, wife of
Judge Doherty of the court of
common pleas in Jersey City,
today gave birth to twins for
the fifth time In their married
life of ten years. The young
sters and the mother are doing
FORGERY SERIES IS
CLEARED UP; 3 ARE
Harry Davis, 45, was being held in
the city Jail here Thursday on a charge
of obtaining money under fa'se pre
tenses, and police were seeking his pal,
believed to have been an accomplice,
in an effort to clear up a forged check
episode that occurred here Wednesday.
Davis was arrested late Wednesday
night by Patrolman Victor at the cor
ner of 12th nnd Bellevue streets when
Davis Is believed to have been en route
city since the first of the year is be
lieved to have been cleared up by po
lice with the receipt of word from
Portland city detectives Thursday
morning mat mey nave in uujuuuj
lice inspectors there upon instruction
from Chief of Police Welsh here.
According to Chief Welsh, Parmen
ter and Langley are connected with
the passage of a check for $39 on the
Capital National bank, in the name of
E. Spier; one for $22.50 on the Salem
Hardware company. In the name of
E. C Cross & Son; one for $5 on the
Klett pool hall. In the . name of G
Goble, and one for $39 on E. T. Barnes
cash store, signed by C. M. Eppley,
Salem business man. The pair have
been charged with forgery.
Traffic Officer Moffitt left the city
at 12:05 for Portland to return Par
mertter and Langley to Salem.
Ellis White Home
Kurgiars entereu tne nome 01 lj"", e(?s, died at a local hospital Thurs
White. 360 North 12th street, some day mornlng. iJeath is believed to
time Wednesday night and stole a gsld have been cauge(j by shock when the
watch, $2 In coins, a pocket knife and lnjured m0 was amputated, anipu
several other small articles of rRlnor'tatlon being necessary when it failed
value, according to a report matie iu
police here Thursday morning by Mr,
Investigation showed that the bur
glar entered the house through nn
open basement door. The valuables
were taken from a trousers hanging in
Mr. White's room.
department has taken the necessary
preliminary steps to offer the lands for
lease," continued the secretary, "is
that portion which provides for secur
ing a preference right for an oil pros
pecting permit, by posting a notice on
the ground; and this applies only to
lands not in the geologic structure of
a producing oil field. These regula
tions are in the hands of the printer
and will be issued immediately they
are off the press.
'There can be no doubt as to the
very great importance of the legisla
tion; it marks a wide departure in
public policy. It opens to develop
ment and use large resources that have
been virtually locked up as a result of
withdrawal or inadequate laws and will
offer a means of settling litigation
that has been pending for years, with
fairness to the litigants and the pub
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 26. The sharp
est clash between opposing counsel
which yet has marked the tria) bejvm
the assembly judiciary committee of
the five suspended socialist assembly
men charged with disloyalty, occurred
at the opening of today's session when
Assemblyman Louis AValdman, a de
fendant, was called for cross-examination.
Morris Hillqult and Seymour Stecl-man-
of defense counsel claimed that
Martin Conboy, conducting the cross
examination had conveyed the Im
pression that he was reading from a
report on conditions In Russia by
James O'Neill-associate "editor of the
New York Call, whereas he was in fact
reading from an article concerning the
alleged report, written for the New
York Ti.nes by Wiiilam English Wall
ing, who the defense claims was an
acknowledged foe of the socialist
The socialists claim no such report
was made by O'Neil and that It was not
considered at the Chicago convention
Judge Arthur E. Sutherland sprang
up to defend his colleague although he
declared Mr. Conboy needed no de
fense and that the matter was plain to
anyone who wished to see It in its u it
light. When Mr. Stedman twice Interrupted
him, Judge Sutherland demanded that
he "keep still for a moment" and that
he desired "only the courtesy that one
American would extend to another."
The judge added he resented the im
putation of unfairness on the part of
Waldinan was questioned concern
ing the ousting of the socialist delega
tion. He declared the attitude of
Speaker Sweet, who Initiated the move
ment, wis that "we will hang you first
and try you afterward."
To Injuries In
Mrs. C. L. Wilson, 46, of Inde
pendence who three months ago was
run over near Independence and Ore
vllle by the Independence stage, re-
abIvIhv Bot-fmia inlnrlea to one of her
The body is at the parlors of the
Webb & Clough undertaking com
pany. Court and High streets. Ar
rangements for the funeral have not
Mrs. VVIIron Was run over by the
stage when she stepped from the
heavy car. She stooped to pick up her
sliuued. and fell beneath
the wheels. She has been confined in
i the hospital since that time.
Circuit Jurors For
March Term Drawn
Of the SI names of men drawn
Wednesday to serve as jurors during
the March term of the circuit court
of Marion county, one man had mov
ed outside the state and one' was
dead. The following men will serve:
H. F. Craig. Henry Keer.e. J. K.
Mount. George N. Thompson, J. Fred
(Palmer. Anthony Uregeon, . r,.
Way, S. L. Frazier. John B. Craig.
j Frank F. LaBure. Malwlm Ramp. E.
! E. Gilliam. Gideon Stolz. Harry Ro
land. X. S. Scollard. John A. Oarin.
E E. Keene. Florian Von Eschen,
' Mark Skiff. E. N. Gilllngham. Jos
eph Calvert. J. W. Harriet. John F.
Manning. Fred J. Miller. Harvey
Smith. William McGilchrlst. Christ
Paulua. C A. Roberts, Roma C. Hunt-
IRON RIVER FREE
Armed Federal Forces With
drawn from Upper Michi
gan Peninsula; Arrest of
State Attorney Falls Thru
Iron River, Mich., Feb. 26. The
armed forces of federal agents un
der command of Major A. V. Dal
rymple, who came here from Chicago
to "put down a liquor rebellion in the
upper Michigan peninsula," today
had been withdrawn and the "re
volt" itself had flickered out. The
only casualties were nine barrels of
home made wine taken by revenue
agents, from a priests house where
the state had stored it for safe keep
ing, and poured into the snow.
Major Dalrymple's announce! in
tention to arrest State's Attorney M.
S. McDonough, and county and Iron
river officials as parties to the "re
bellion" was abandoned under ord
ers from C. F. Kramer, national pro
hibition commissioner, directing with
drawal of the "invaders."
H. B. Gaylord, assistant chief of
prohibition enforcement was enroute
from Washington to Iron River to
make an Investigation, as demanded
in telegrams from McDonough who
Insisted there was no "revolt" and
charged that his constituency had
been libeled by Dalrymple's reports.
McDonoujfh and Dalrymple held a
conference in the lobby of a hotel here
yesterday. Mutual accusations of
"grandstanding" and "publicity seek
ing" were made and McDonough
threatened to arrest the major and
put him in jail if he made a move to
"start something." The conference
was carried on in anger but at its con
elusion McDonough and Dalrymple
posed, side by side for the camera
Later the federal agents boarded a
train for Chicago and the state eon
stabulary, detailed to assist the rev
enue men, were snt about other du
Major Dalrymple announced he
would go to Washington to "lay all
the facts before Commissioner Kra
Lack of support from Washington
Major Dalrymple said, hud caused
the failure of his "expedition" but he
declared he would not quit his office
unless Commissioner Kramer request
Has Actual Sky
Pilot; Stops Here
Portland, Or., Feb. 26. Portland
now has a literal sky pilot us the re
sult of the arrival of Rev. R. It. Craw
ford from Tulsa, Okla., In an airplane
relently purchased by the Apostolic
Faith Mission of this city.
The machine, which is the first In
the Pacific northwest for use in work
of this character, Is to be used in ad
vancing the cause of the mission, espe.
daily in the spreading of literature.
Rev. Mr. Crawford arrived in com
pany with D. A. Mclntyre, former lieu
tenant In the flying service, who ac
companied the minister on the trip.
They were en route about a month,
being delayed on account of bad
The trip was made by way of Los
Angeles, Fresno, Redding and Salem.
Rev. Mr. Crawford and Mr. Mcln
tyre and the plane mentioned in t.ie
foregoing dispatch spent last night in
Salem. They arrived late In the after.
noon and brought their craft to a land
ing near the fair grounds. They left
on the last lap of their flight early this
Robber Of Mail
Train Is Caught
Spokane, Wah., Feb. 26. Informa
tion of the arrest last Monday on a
farm near Sheridan, Wyo., of Jules
Ceaulle, colored, for the alleged rifling
of United States mall matter between
WInnlfred and Lewlstown, Mont., In
1917, was received by postoffice ln
specors here today.
The arrest followed receipt by po
sal authorities here of a letter from
Ceaulle, who had escaped twice from
officers taking him to trial and for
whose arrest a rewafd had been of
fered, asking them to "come and get"
him, and saying he had "had no rest"
since 1917. He into be returned to
.Montana for trial.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 26. A state night pending instructions from Presf
converition of the non-partisan league I dent F. E. Tillinghast, of the scnooi. I
convened here today to Indorse
ticket of candidates for state oftl
ces in th; April 20 primary, adopt a
platform and select a committee to
have charge of the league's affairs
in Nebraska for the next two years.
A. C. Town ley. president of the na
tional organization will be the prin
cipal speaker at the league
Adriatic Notes To
Be Made Public
Washington, Feb. !S.-Final
decision to publish the ex
changes between the American
government and the entente
premiers on the Adriatic ques
tion, was reached today.
Seven notes in all will be
made public late today at the
state department. Officials
estimated that the total text
would run close to 12,000
FROM RENTAL DRIVE
PEOPLE FROM SALEM
The secret of why people do not stay
In Sarem when they come here with
with the Intention of making this their
home is plainly neen In the case ot a
business man who may be compelled to
leave the city, after a year's stay here,
because he cannot get a home.
This business man, whose name is
withheld at his request, rented a house
in the vicinity of Center and Cottage
streets. He paid $30 a month rent.
On February 20 he received a letter
from the landlord Informing him that
the rent would be $37 each month in
stead ot $30.
Threo days later the tenant received
another notice from his landlord to
the effect that his departure from tne
home wtihin 30 days would be deslreu,
because "I want to sell the house."
This Is not the only incident where
families have been compelled to leave
the city because landlords have raised
the rents to such heights that resi
dence in the house was' prohibitive.
And when the advance In rent was
met, several have complained, the
landlords have again raised It until
they have been compelled to purchase
the home or vacate, , , '
To Appear Again
In Public Concert
London, Feb. 26. Ignace Jan Pad
erewski, former Polish premier, will
never ngaln appear on the concert plat
form, nor Is he likely to re-enter poll
tics, according to the Vevey, Switzer
land, correspondent of the Dally Mall.
During an Interview with M. Paderew
ski, the correspondent asked him if It
was true he would accept the nomi
nation as president of Poland.
"I don't think I shall be Invited to
become president," the great pianist
replied. "I hope to devote the rest of
my life to composing music. I am con
vinced an era of peace and prosperity
for Poland is begun and feel my po
litical mission is finished."
Geneva, Feb. 6. Ignace Jan Pade
rewski, former Polish premier, who ar
rived recently in Switzerland, has gone
to London for the purpose of laying
before th supreme allied council Pol
ish views concerning peace conditions
with the Russian soviet government.
Adopted Son Of
Taken By Death
Washington, Feb. 26. Morrison
Marshall, the young adopted son of
Vice-President and Mrs. Marshall, died
here early today after a short illness.
He was suffering from acidosis.
The child was three years old and
had been a member of the vice-presi
dent's family since Jauary, 1917. He
never was legally adopted it was stated
today. He was taken Into the vice
president's home when he was ten
months' old from a diet kitchen here
where his mother, who was employed
as a chambermaid, left him in car
as her duties occupied her both day
Vice-President and Mrs. Marshat
have no children of their own.
Found By Moffitt
Two bicycles belonging to Homer
Hulsey, 241 South 18th street, and
Weldun Llesy, 1603 South Winter j
street, that were reported stolen lasi
Tuesday, have been recovered and re-!
; turned to their owners. Traffic Officer -i
Moffitt. after Investigation W'ednes
hday afternoon, found the stolen prop-,
'erty In the possession "of Chester La-'
I Fave and Alton Patterson, Inmates at
the state mute Institution. The boy
ere held in the city Jail during the
sToni:Ki:r:Pi:R m:ah kkatti.k
IS KOBIlr D AND H IIDUHFI)
Seattle. Wash., Feb. 26. Two ban
dits today robbed and killed J. P. Pas
chick, storekeeper and postmaster at
Cumberland, a King county coal town
maw j near Seattle, according to rep jrts re
AnOMiEY FOR ALLEGED RADICALS
HI If MiO TRIRL TIIREATEII8
TO QUIT IF SOLDIERS ARE RETAIItED
Prosecution Charged With Trying To Se
cure Conviction Through Court Mar
tial Methods; Court Asks State To Ex
plain Why Detachment Is Needed.
Montesano, Wash., Feb. 26. Threats to withdraw from the
defense of ten alleged I. VV. W. on trial here for the murder of
Warren O. Grimm, Centralia Armistice Day parade victim, unless
the detachment of regular soldiers which reached here yesterday
was withdrawn, was made in open court today by George F. Van-
derveer, counsel for the defendants.
Vanderveer Bald that if the case w
to be conducted as a "drumhead court
martial' 'and not as a law case, he
would Immediately withdraw.
When I first heard troops were
coming here I did not take it serious
ly," he said in oourt.
Judge. Asks I :pla nation.
Vanderveer asked that Herman Al
len, county attorney of Lewis county,
prosecuting the case, be punished for
contempt of court.
Judge John M. Wilson took no ac
tion relative to the matter of the pres
ence of troops pending the receipt of
confidential Information from state
counsel relative to Its reason for ask
ing for the soldiers. The court said the
coming of the soldiers was a surprise
that he saw no apparent reason for
their presence, but that he would like
to have any reasons the state could
give him In confidence. This Informa
tion was to be furnished later today.
Trial of the case proceeded, Vander
veer making a statement that he would
not proceed beyond today unless the
soldiers wire recalled.
nulliff's Rcmovul Demanded.
Vanderveer also made a demand fur
the removal of A. F. Jackson, one of
the bailiffs guarding the jury, declar
ing that he had Information which led
hlmto behove that Jackson Was not to
be trusted. Judge Wilson denied the
request, saying he had Investigated
Juckson and had found him to be v
Vandarvcer, speaking of the pres
ence of trops here, said he had learn-
ed that the sheriff knew nothing or
their coming until a hour before their
"The sheriff tells nie he didn't ask
for troops," Vanderveer said. "He letfs
me there is no need for them, He tell
me the governor's secretary did not
believe It necessary. I learned that
Mr. Allen is responsible for their pres.
ence. He Is not an officer of this
county and has no right to ask r
troops to be sent here.
"Why are they here? What Is the
reason for their presence? I believe
that Mr. Allen should be punished for
contempt of court It It be his purpose
to create an impression that the I. Vr.
VV. Is a lawless element threatening to
break up this trial. The jury Is bound
to hear of It to hear the bugle calls.
It would be misconduct.
Jail lii-riik Idea Saored.
"I have fought military bands until
I am tired of It. I will not render my
self as being a party to a judicial
farce. I am the master of my own des
tiny in this respect. There can be no
Jail break nor Jail delivery of these
defendants without their consent, and
they cannot be persuaded to irave
here until a verdict Is rendered In t!s
case. Today I fear prejudice more
than I fear evidence. This is for the
purpose of creating prejudice. If we
cannot make Mr. Allen tell why he
asked for troops, I am through with
Vanderveer then asked the court to
request the withdrawal of the soldiers
"so that the proceedings can be con
ducted deliberately, from from preju
dice." He said he had heard that no
Jury, on Its morning walk today, had
been taken past the camp of the sol
diers, saying he did not know who was
responsible. He then renewed his
complaint about Bailiff Jackson,
against whom he has complained bo
fore In the chambers of Judge Wilson.
Vanderveer said he was in receipt of
Capital Journal's Straw Vote for President
Vote for One, placing Z after name; then cot out and mall or bring to
Capital Journal Office.
several confidential letters telling him.
In effect, that Jackson could not b
"I fear the Influence ot that man. "
It is well known that he has been seen
whispering to the employes of th
prosecution In this case."
Bailiff Is Retained.
Judge Wilson, saying that defenaa
counsel had refused to give the basis
of his objections to Jackson, declared
that he would not remove the bailiff
at this time, nor until he had proof
that the man was not perfectly trust
worthy. Herman Allen, answering Vander
veer, said he had certain Information
which he made known to the governor,
which, In his opinion warranted the
presence of troops In Montesano. The
governor sent Investigators here, Allen
said, the result being that the troops
were asked for, W. H. Abel, of state
counsel, offered to give the state's on
fldentlul information to the oourt.
Judge Wilson, in withholding his
answer on the request for the recall
of the troops, Instructed the bailiffs to
not permit any ot the federal uldlers
1) attend the court sessions.
Insanity Is Pled.
Witnesses were placed on the stand,
by the defensor today In an endeavor
to prove that Loren Roberts, one of the
tend defendants was Insane at the time
tit the shooting and at the time he Is
alleged to have signed "a purported
confession. Ralph S. Pierce, Seattle
attorney, testified that he saw Huberts
at the time of his arraignment in Che
halis, a week after the shooting, and
that Roberts refused his services as an
attorney. He did talk with him a day
or two later, Pierce said, again de
clining his legal services.
'He told me that he had told the
authorities that he had killed a man.
but that It was a lie," Pierce said,
"Roberts declaring that he had been
'framed.' He said he had heard con
versations by guards outside his Jail
window; that these conversations re
ferred to the possibility of lynching
other prisoners, one of the guards be
ing quoted as suylnk they did not thlntt
they would do anything with sn
(Roberts) because they thought he
would tell his story. He told me that
these, conversations kept up all nlghc
and that the guards talked of lynch
ing of Wesley Everest."
Testifying of the alleged confession
made by Roberts at Olympia, Plerc
said Roberts told him he thought he
was In court at the time. Blnee the
beginning of the present trial. Pierce
said, Rooerts has asked him to take ur
his defense, saying he was dissatisfied
With Vanderveer. On cross-exunina-tlon
Pierce testified that'Roberts, dur
ing his Interview with him In the Cen
tralia jail, had not mentioned any spe
cific statements he Is purported to
have made, especially one Inquired
about when his mother and sister are
said to have been present. "Ha said
he did not kill Grimm," Pierce said,
"but I do not recall that Grimm's
name was mentioned to him."
Roberts believes Vandcrvcor, de
fense counsel, Is Bruce P. Dlsque, who
was In charge of spruce production
during the wur, according to the tes
timony of Hiitt Smith and Bert Bland,
two of the defendants, who took the
stand after Pierce. Brltt Smith sulci
Roberts had claimed he had been
"framed" and that he did not like