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SALEM.OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1920.
TROOPS ARE TO REMAININ MONTESANO
HELD BY WILSON
FOR FULL STUDY
Reply of British and French
Premiers Not to be Made
Public Until President Has
Perused Them Carefully
I,imlon, Feb. 27, The reply
made 1.V Premiers Lloyd-George
niul Millernml to President Wil
son's lutest communication on tlie
Adriatic Question repents the as
suinnee that they "never had the
Intention of making a definite
settlement without obtaining tho
dews of die 1'nitcxl States gov
ernment." . .
Washington, Feb. 27. The reply of
the British and French premiers to
President Wilson's last note on the
Adriatic question will not be made pub
lie until after the president has had
an opportunity to study It.
The reply was delivered to Ambassa
dor Davis at London yesterday, but
owning to delay in coding it was not
started on the rabies to the state de
partment until today. After it is re
ceived here It must be deeoded anu
consequently it may not be delivered
to the White House until late In the
day or tomorrow.
Replies Received Today
The reply of the British and
French premiers or. the Adriatic
question was received today at the
state department. It was sent to the
white house immediately after being
State department' officials would
She no intimation ns to the nature
of the reply, which was drafted with
in 14 hours after the premiers had
received President Wilson's note. In
that note the president adhered to
his former position that unless the
Adriatic settlement of December 9
' was restored In principle he would
have to consider withdrawing; the
peace treaty and the French-American
alliance from the senate.
Premiers Must Consent
it was announced that Hie text of
the premiers note would not be made
public by the American government
without the consent of the premiers.
This Is being sought. Officials be
lieve the premiers will consent to
simultaneous publication of the Inf
est leply on both sides of the Atlan
tic The state department has learn
ed the British government la t,i nnh.
communications they had after
uecemner 9 with the Italian nnd
Jugo-Slav governments, which have
not been communicated to the Am
These Include a memorandum hv
'he Italians January 6. another note
of the Italians January 10 and a
"te from the Jugo-Slavs January 28.
me British also will publish a note!
from the Serbian government of Jan-
Flood Danger In
Past Is Report
Oaloxieo. Cal., Feb. 27.
The flood waters of the Col
orado river which yesterday
threatened serious damage to
Portions of the Imperial vnl
nL oversnreat" about 50,
MO acres in Lower California
were reported past the dan
s'''' stage today, although the
'"'el of Volcano lake had ris
en from 39.2 to 40.7. District
engineers said every indica
tion was that no further dam
!'Se would result unless add
ed raiins Mi soon.
Astoria. -p..ulI jurtnov,ch, who kn.
.Mrs. witio t ..
, i-anmng at j'amin
's to serve
a term of from 10
" years in
the Washington state
WHO KNEW HOOVER?
During the period 1883 to 1891, Herbert Hoover spent
ms boyhood in Salem and Newberg. When he first came
Oregon, he was about nine years of age and the greater
Portion of the eight years of Hoover's Oregon residence was
"Pent in this city.
The Capital Journal will publish reminiscences of
"cover's boyhood, submitted by Journal readers. Those
wn remember him as a young man and as a boy, are lnyit-
to furnish the Journal with anv interesting biographical
uits of general interest.
Undoubtedly, the boyhood of this n:an, who is now in
"e foremost ranks of internationally known personages,
was replete with character indications which should be made
Public, not for purposes of partisanship or propaganda, but
"om the viewpoint of specific interest.
The older residents of the city who came into contact
n Hoover are invited to take part in this work. Articles
ay be submitted in the writer's own style, or if difficulty
's experienced in composing the story, phone the Capital
'ownal and a member of the reportorial staff will aid you.
Eight Alleged Spokane
Wobblies Convicted on
Charge of Syndicalism
LANGELY DENIES HE
IS HELD AS SUSPECT
Earl Langley, 3, arrested by city de
tectives in Portland Wednesday on a
warrant from police here charging for
gery, entered a plea of not guilty when
arraigned before Judge Unruh Friday
morning;. His hearing will be held
next week, the exact date of which
was not announced by the court.
Dewey Parmenter, 22, arrested with
Langley, is being held in the city jail
here pending further investigation of
his suspected connection with the for
geries. Langley and Parmenter, handcuffed
together, were brought to this city late
Thursday night by Traffic Officer lr
fitt, who was detailed to return them
Harry Davis, 38, arrested Wedn
day night for attempting to defraud
an innkeeper, was removed to the
county jail Thursday following his ar
raignment before Judge Unruh and his
plea of not. guilty. His bond was fixed
at $500. which he was unable to pro
duce. Langley and Parmenter are typical
cowboys, and prior to their departure
for Portland last Tuesday frequented
card and poil halls here. Langley
was Identified Friday as the man who
tendered a check to be cashed here.
Jury Selection In
Tombstone, Ariz., Feb. 27. Harry
health seeker, today be.
Came the twenty-fourth juror accepted
for trial of Harry E. Wootton, first of
210 defendants to go to trial charged
with kidnaping for participating in the
deportation of 118G striking copper
miners and their sympathizers from
Bisbee, Ariz., to Columbus, N. M., in
Richards' selection made the full
quota of Jurors necessary before per
emptory challenges begins, but with
his selection the state recalled J. A.
Kinney, a retired business man of Bis-Isist
be, for further examination In attempt
to disqualify him. The defense also in
dicated it would attempt to unseat one
or more without resorting to peremp
tory challenges and it was considered
probable at least two more Jurors
would be necessary before the trial
could actually begin.
i OniC UrUlKerS
George Rogers, arrested Thursday
afternoon by Day
Rowe on a charge of drunkencss,
pleaded l.ot guilty when arraigned oe
fore Police Judge Race rriuay moin-,
lng and was released under bono, or
' $10 to apepartor trial before a jury in
police court Saturday at 10 a. m. J.
H. Chapin, who was with Rogers, and
who, according to the arresting officer,!
also was intoxicated, denied the guilt
and was released under similar ball to j
appear for trial at 11 a. m. Saturday, i
Rogers and Chapin had two borne!
of beef, iron and wine tonic in tneiri
possession when arresten. me 'e;manlav
j found lolling in the rear of the Klettj
poll hull, State stret.
I Charleston, West Va., Feb,
ficitlon of the suffrage amenumeni
was the most important question tak
en up by the West Virlginia lesisla
ture. which met in special session here
today. Suffrage champions declare m;
; amendment U be adopted, but admit
! the vote will be close.
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 27. Chester
Brown and seven other alleged mem
bers of the Industrial Workers of we
World were found guilty by a jury in
superior court today on a charge of
criminal syndicalism. David Laury
and John Jones, tried with them, were
found not guilty.
The seven other found guilty were
William Dirk, Jack Gillis, Stanley
Hovey, Jacob Ketola, Ira Pope, Guy
Powers and Tom Wrilson. J. B. Clark,
the eleventh defendant, was taken 111
with influenza on the second day of
the trial, and will be tried again later.
The verdict, reached by the Jury
after 32 hours deliberation, was re
turned, sealed, at 10:30 o'clock last
night. It was opened at the convening
of court this forenoon.
In a former superior court trial of
the eleven defendants to the present
action with 33 others, the Jury dis
agreed. Charges against the other 33
were dismissed, the prosecuting attor
new declaring his belief that the men,
who had already been in jail for the
term to which they were sentenced in
police court, should be released.
REVOLT MAY QUIT
Chicago, Feb. 27.
Dalrymple, federal prohibition en
forcement director for the centrtil
states, who led the "expedition"
against the "Michigan ruin rebels"
today announced he would resign if
Washington failed to confirm" his
Iron River, Mich., Feb. 27. A
peace conference here today to un
ver the cause of late "liquor rebel-
iiun in inv upper luii'uiKriii peninsu
la assumed fresh interest when State
Attorney M. S. McDonough, leader
of the "revolt," announced he would
demand at. "open, public settlement"
The peace makers were George F
Cummerford, chief special agent of
the department of justice, bureau of
investigation, and S. E. Converse, as
sistant attorney general of Mlchi
McDonough said Iron county and
Iron River had been libelled by fed-
eral aeents reports and he would in
tne investigation be open to the
public that his county "might be
shown In its true light before the
- -3 i-A-t
Ready To Stand
Trial In Germany
I wholesale groceries, fresh, canned,
Berlin, Feb. 27 A number of prom- salt(,fl fsh; fl.eah dl.lp(, ,,.4nnp(j VP1?P
inent generals and adnnials accused t0ps. frpsh crush(,di dl.lprli PVapor
by the allies of war crimes today Hft,,,,1 or canned fruits; confections,
film ft n ilpHoration which while roiter-! . . . i t...
o.r,,l Hnrrv . , , ,
t " Elating their refusal to appear before a
foreign court, expressed the willing -
ness of the men to go to trial before a
Gennall juyg. The signers of the
. pl ,i General Erich Luden-
(Jm.ff tovmvr f:lst quartermaster gen-
eral; Admiral Alfred Von Tirpitz, for
mer minister of the navy; General
Erich Von Falkenhayn. former chief
, , ff Fjeld Marshal Von Kluck. Ad-
mra yon gcnroder and numerous)
otner ffeneras and admirals.
A Q,.,,.man jU-y, the declaration as-
serts, will jjroceed according to oer-
Jack Dempsey Is
Of Draft Charged
San Francisco, Feb. 27.
Jack Dempsey, heavyweight
champion of the world, and
his manager, Jack Kearns.
have been indicted by the fed
eral grand jury, on a charge
of conspiring to have Demp
sey avoid the selective draft,
according to a responsible
federal official here today.
The indictments will be filed
In the court late today, ac
cording to this official.
A second Indictment charg
lng Dempsey with an actual
evasion of the draft thru
the falsification of his draft
records also will be filed,
this official said.
ni lltl'KST XKWS KFPOUT-i
t I'.XSORI.O KOl'K TIM KS
Uudaoes. Feb. 26. Newspaper eor-
. i .1 : .n,...r, s. A I Vi at w
Uiri -- 11 turn
four different censorships. One is by
. .1 ... i..nin,aDJ ttt.
OCal otticiais, aiio.mrr in o
extremists and a third by bolshevlkl,
supposed to be located in wenna. i ..e
fourth is maintained ai an unmiowii
point, supposedly by enemy neighbors
OF PACKERS FILED
Attorney GeneraT Explains
Provisions of Edict Limiting
Actvites of "Big five" to
Meat Industry Alone
Washington, 1 Feb.. 27. The agreed
decree under which the "big five"
packers are forever enjoined from en
gaging. In any line of business other
than that of handling meat and pro
duce was filed today in the District of
Columbia supreme court.
It was submitted by Attorney Gen
eral Palmer, who said "it removes the
menace of control of unrelated indus
tries by the big. five and confines their
activities in future to the business of
distributing meat and its by-products."
Protection Is Idea.
Counsel for the nackers in a state
ment to the coart said the decree haw
been agreed to the defendants not
because of guill), for tliey tiave not v.
lated any law; but that the American
people may be ussured that there is
not the remotest possibility of a food
monopoly by the packers.
After hearing statements by counsel
for the government and the packers,
Chief Justice McCoy signed the in
junction making effective the agree
ment. Palmer Explains Decree.
Washington, Feb. 27. Attorney
General Palmer In a statement com
menting on the effect of the divorce
ment decree said:
"The decre which the department of
Justice brought about by urgent Insist
ence, is designed to restore freedom oflng tne comlng Beua011 are scheduled
competition and Increase the opportun
ities for individual initiative in Busi
ness, which murt in time bear good
fruit for the public, welfare.
"Those great aggregations of capital
which have come to be known as the
'big five' have been able to dominate
so many lines of trade that their con
tinued and unrestrained growth con
stituted a real menace not only to
American business, but to the Amer
ican consuming public as well.
Stockholders Mut Sell.
"Under the decre entered today iu
chief packing companies, their subsi
diaries and principal stockholders are
compelled to sell preferable to live
stock producers and public:
"All their holdings in public stock
yards; "All their Interest In stockyard rail
roads and the terminals;
"All their interest in market newspa
pers; ' All their Interest In public cold
storage warehouses, except that which
is necessary for their own meat pro
ducts. "They are barred forever from the
retail meat business.
"They are barred forever from Heat
ing In "unrelated lines' which Include:
, syrups, sona wuier loumnui uim,
. n0 , Miles and pre-
: S(M.V(,S Kpl(.,.Hi saCes. relishes, etc..
; chocolate, cocoa, nuts.
flour, sugar, rice and cereals (with
certain limited exception with respect
to cereals), bread, wafers, crackers,
biscuits, spaghetti, vermicelli, maca
roni, cigars, china, furnture and so
Must Close Brunches,
"They are required to abandon for
ever the use of their branch houses
route cars and auto trucks comprising
thelr Hslrjm,tion system, for any oth
than their own meats and dairy pro
"They are required to submit per
pctually to the court's Injunction for
bidding all the defendants from direct
ly or Indirectly maintaining nn.v "m
binatlon or conspiracy with themselves
or any other person or persons or mo
nopolizing or attempting to monopo-'
line anv food product in the 'niled
States, or Indulge In any unfair or un-;
"Moreover, the decree provides thnt
Jurisdiction Is perpetually retained by!
the court for the purpose of taking
such 'further action or relief as mar
be necessary in the circumstances to
carv out or enforce the decree.
"In brief the decree removes the
menace of control of unrelated Indus
tries by the Rig Five and confines
their activities in futuret o the busi
ness of distributing meat and Its by
products under an Injunction which
restrains them from unfair and unlaw
"The decree Is sweeping In Its scope
and I am sur will be highly beneficial
to the public in its effect.
lllllWi! Dollurs Affeetiil.
"The dicree, which Involve' reor
ganization of a great Industry wi:n ai
wis of more than one billion dollars
'and which affects five corporations
an( forty-nine Individuals, results
a nn.urini Kat it'abn ttia In r or
. justice announced last December ''
TUt. m n , w'i m ronrhart uffer lh
llum s,-r ...... ....
department at the direction of Presl-
ent Vinson "."nmiu UBl
proceecinK ''; "
(Continued on page four)
Beef Prices Drop
On Local Market
A general reduction In the price of
beef in the stock yards. Is given by
local meat dealers as the reason for
the sudden drop, Friday morning, of,
from two to five cents a pound on
Although the dealers have on hand
comparatively large amounts of the
meats, which they bought at tne
price, they will sell them at the re
duced price, according to one of the
leading dealers in the city. Some of
the popular cuts affected by the
change are: round steak, which has
dropped from 35 to 30 cents a pound.
since yesterday; heel round, now sell
ing at 28 cents as compared to the 30
cent price; chuck steak, the present
25 cent price of which marks a 3 cent
decrease; and prime rib, which has
suffered a reduction of two cents and
now is priced at 28 cents a pound.
With 24,000 acres of Oregon's best
fruit farms signed up with the Oregon
Growers' association, C. I. Lewis, man
ager, claims that the growers, by their
co-operative efforts will be the largest
single handlers of fruit In Oregon.
The average acreage of all fruit
tracts signed up throughout the state,
is about 22, says Mr. Lewis. Medford
has the highest average of any section
in the state with a run of 35 acres or a
total acreage of 5000.
The regular meeting of the associa
tion board of control Is In session at
the offices in the Masonic building,
Friday afternoon. Plntis for expan
sion and the handling of tonnage dur
for consideration. Those In attend
ance are: W. K. St. John, Sutherlin
.1. O. Holt, Eugene; B. W. Johns, Mon
roe; M. H. Howell; A. A. Hampsun;
Seymour Jones, Salem, and C. I. Lewis.
While the location of plants and dis
tributive centers have not yet been
designated In complete detail, Manager
Lewis states that the completed pro
gram provide thorough facilities for
Beginning March 2, Manager Lewis
and Seymour Jones will make a tour
of the co-operative district now on the
rolls of the association making defi
nite completion of partially organized
sections. Communities to be visited in
cluded Yamhill, McMlnnville, Sheri
dan, Forest Grove, Newberg and Dal
las. These sections have been signed
up for some time and are awaiting the,1"1 evidenced a willingness to com
establishment of local centers of the
Recently.' Mr. Lewis has received
many inquiries concerning preventa
tive and combative measures to be
taken In regard to the existence of tne
thrlps Infection of pear and prune or
chards. Pointing out that state and
federal departments and schools are
furnishing detailed data concerning
the pest, Mr. Lewis makes this state
ment with the oil spraying solution
the thrlps belt, I would surely insure
against loss by giving a thorough treat
nient with the oil psraylng solution
which has been utilized In exterminat
ing thrlps." Mr. Lewis states that
much of the loss blamed upon frost
conditions last year, might have been
caused by thrlps. In proof of this he
points jut that the alleged "frost rav
ages'' was spotted, there being unin
jured tracts in the same sections
where loss occurred. He urges that
owners make thorough Investigation
where there is reason to suspect thripH
and that prompt action be taken If
there is any reasonable basis for be
Uef that the orchard is thrips infect
Light This Week;
Voting In the Capital Journal
straw ballot has been very light the
past week and tomorrow is the last!
day the ballot will appear. j
Hoover maintains his lead among i
both republicans, democrats and In
dependents, with Johnson leading'
Wood among the avowed republican
candidates. The following Is the to
tal to date:
Hopver 93, Johnson 20, Wood 1.
Pershing 7, Wilson 5, Hryan 3, Cut
per 3. Taft 2. Frazler 1, I'olndexter '.,
McAdoo 1, Lansing 1. i
Kay Woolen Mills
Praised By Baker
Lauded for notable work In com
munications addressed to prominent
Oregon firms. Secretary of War lin
ker has expressed his appreciation
for work In many lims of activity.
Woolen mills which had large con
tracts for the manufacture of army
,;!:s . r much at
the hands of the secretary. Among
the firms commended is the Thomas
W wooien Jims.
, ahor,Pt women In the world
iare found In Lapland, averaging four
' feet nine Inches In height.
COURT REFUSES TO ASK W1THDRAVAL
Judge Wilson Declares Court Had Nothing
To Do With Summoning Of Force And
Has No Right To Ask Recall; Defense
Is Ordered To Proceed With Case.
Montesano, Wash., Feb. 27. United States soldiers at Mon
tesano will not be asked to depart, so far as Superior Judge John
M. Wilson, presiding at the trial of ten alleged I. W. W. on trial
for the murder of Warren O. Grimm, Centralia Armistice Day
parade victim, is concerned. Judge Wilson announced from the
bench today that he would take no action on the request of
fense counsel in the trial, that the court ask for the recall of the
Judge Wilson stated from the bench
at the opening of court today that the
court had nothing to do with the
bringing of the troops here, and that
he now took the position that he had
no rightt o ask their recall. He said
that he had conferred with state coun
sel and had been shown secret infor
mation which he thought might have
warranted tho presence of trtfops here
as a precautionary measure.
Expresses No Opinion.
Judge Wilson refused to express an
opinion ast o whether he thought the
presence of the soldiers was not a
necessity. Attorney George F. Vander
veer, defense counsel, who yesterday
asked that the court ask for the recall
of the soldiers, addressed the court
again today, declaring that the pres
ence of troops presented a situation
which threatens extreme prejudice. He
reiterated his stntement of yesterday
to the efect that he would not lend
hlmselfto such a procedure. He said
he would not proceed indefinitely with
the case unless he had tho information
which state counsel has given to the
Judge Wilson informed Vanderveer
that the case must go on and after a
consultation with his clients, Vander
veer announced that he would proceed.
Opposition Not Strong.
W. H. Abel, of state counsel, In ad
dressing the court, declared that ne
knew of none of the opposition to
presonce of troops which he said Van
derveer had quoted. Abel quoted
County Attorney J. E. Stewart as ap
proving the sending of the detachment
of soldiers here for the trial, and said
he understood that the sheriff also ap
proved of the soldiers' presence,
Judge Wilson has Informed Major
Arthur Casey, commander of the de
tachment here, that the soldiers are
to remain away from the court house,
and it Is understood that Major Casey
ply with the court rules.
The fact that a gun was taken
from counsel for tho defense, who ha
been bringing It into the court room,
nnd that the newspapers have been
publishing stories telling of 'two gun
men' are) giftinllng defense counsel,
ought to be sufficient to Justify the
presence of troops," declared Mr. Abel,
In addressing the court today.
Couty Attorney Stewart said today
that ho had received Information to
the effect that 800 high-power rifles
had been sold In this section of Wash
ington within the Iimt and one-half
months. Stewart said that the average
sales of rifles for such a period was
inly about one hundred.
Tray Of Gems Is
Taken By Thieves
Vancouver, I!. C, Feb. 27. Handlts
working under cover of heavy fox
early today hurled a brick through a
Jewelry store window and escaped with
two trays of diamonds.
The owner estimated his loss at
OIL .11 MI'S AGA1V
Pittsburg, Ph., Feb. 27. The Beep
Purchasing agency today announced
an advance in Pennsylvania crude
nil of fifteen cents a barrel bringing
the price to I5.K0.
Capital Journal's Straw Vote for President
Vole for One, placing X after name; then rut out and mall or brln to
Capital Journal Office.
HOOVER .'. PO.MHRENE
I.OWDEN I WILSON
TO PREVEffT RIOT
AND SUICIDE FEARED
A. B. Foster committed to the state
prison here from Portland Septem
ber Hi, 1919, for killing Laurence
Goodell a night clerk in a Portland
hotel, and transferred to the state tu
berculosis hospital for treatment
January G, last, was missing at that
Institution this morning and no trace
has been found of him up to this
noon. Officials fear that he may have
taken his own life which he had at
tempted to do at the time of killing
Foster was a model prisoner at the
penitentiary and had given no trou
ble at the tuberculosis hospital where
he was employed at light work. He
had at times however appeared de
spondent and seemed to brood over
his troubles which gives rise to the
fear that he piay. have taken his life
His original sentence called for on
ly one year to thirteen months Im
prisonment leaving only soma five
months yet to serve so that there
would have been no object in an es
cape, prison and hospital authorities
Lost Is Reported
At Camp Lewis
Seattle. Wash., Feb. 27. Word tele
phoned from Camp Lewis, Tacoma, to
day said Major A. D. Smith, army fly
er, arrived at the camp 18 minutes aft
er he left Seattle yesterday. Earlier
today fears had been expressed for
Smith's safety as nothing had Deen
heard from him from the time he left
Reports from Camp Lewis last night
said Major Smith had not arrived. It
was explained that Smith did not im
port to the camp headquarters until
today. Last night the headquarters
officers, knowing nothing of his arri
val, said they thought he had lost his
way or had gone on to Portland.
10 Ships Bought
By Belgian Firm
New York. Feb. 27. Purchase of
ten standard 3000 ton steel steam
ships from the United States shipping
board has been announced by the
Lloyd Royal Beige of Antwerp. Tho
ships which will be turned over as
soon as they have discharged their
cargoes In American ports, were
built In 11)17 and ur designed to
make 9 'a knots.
The vessels will be divided between
the Antwerp service and of the. line
In the Baltic and that to Spain and