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SALEM, OREGON TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1920.
PERJURY CHAR GE INMONTESANO CASE
J Milfrr. M U M, IJ
WILLING TO TRY
Representatives of Unions
Understood to Have Voted
to Give Law Test in Settling
Wage Demand Issue
Washington, Mar. 2. Representa
tives of the railroad unions are un
ierstood to have voted today to give
the new railroad law a trial in bring
ing about a settlement of their wage
It Is understood also that they de
cided to hold i abeyance plans to
test the constitutionality of the law
and not to refer the controversy to
the union membership for a vote "un
til the law has been given a fair
This means, it is said, that all dan
ger of a general strike at this time
has been removed. One of the union
officials said "we are all good Ameri
cans and desire to go along with the
president as far as we can."
President Sets Stage
Washington,- Mar. 2. President
Wilson is preparing to set up the tri
bunal provided in the railroad bill
for considering the wage demands ot
the two million railroad employes.
It was announced at the white
house today that he was writing to
the unions: and railroad companies
asking that they nominate represent
atives to the wage board. Under the
, law the unions name six represent
atives and the roads six. From each
of these groups, the president will
select three and in addition he will
name three representatives of the
public. The board of nine as thus con
stuted will be subject to senatu ap
proval. Decisions of the board will be by
majority vote, provided one of the
majority is of the public group. The
law does r,ot make acceptance of the
findings mandatory on either the
workers or the roads but members
of congress during debate on the
M RAIL PLAN
measure expressed the . belief that Late last night a strong swelble
public opinion would compel accept- yeloped and the ship began to pound
ance. i n.. u At ttxtt.
1 1 SUFFOCATED IN
WALLA WALLA FIRE
Walla Walla, Wash., March 2
Eleven Chinese were suffocated In a
"re here last night at 8:30 o'clock
which was started by firecrackers set
o'f during the ce(ebration of the ninth
anniversary of the founding of the
Chinese republic. Ten of the victims
were men, the eleventh was a woman
from Pasco, Wash., who had come to
Walla Walla for the purpose of attend
ing the celebration which had been n.
Progress for neveral days. The woman.
Jlrs. Tie Glm, age BO. was accompanied
'rum Pasco by Jung Kong and Lie
"ng, both of whom perished In thi
f. Mrs. Clim has a Son 25 years old
m'ng in Portland. The remainder of
'he victims were gardeners of Walla
"alia. All the bodies were found In
w second story of a building in the
Chinese quarter of this city.
According to the statement-of per
" who saw the start of the fire, two
""sr Chinamen were standing on the
Z,?, atorJ' veranda 'of the building
One ,tC )ackae8 of firecrackers,
snrt I 'he mon ('ntl,red the building
" a flash the entire second storv
m a blaze. An Immense number
ZlTt7 B'a" exploded ln a ,ew
. " is lreuned that the mn
Wan ,T!y carried '" the build
Thi I m Package of the explosives.
man perished in the smoke, but
the v"a,"ion' ,vh0 had remained on
Po,,r a' dimbed d0' ot the
WHO KNEW HOOVER?
.. During the period 1883 to 1891, Herbert Hoover spent
"is boyhood in Salem and Newberg. When he first came
to Oregon, he was about nine years of age and the greater
Portion of the eight years of Hoover's Oregon residence was
sPent in this city.
TT The Capital Journal win publish reminiscences of
Hoover's boyhood, submitted by Journal readers. Those
ho remember him as a young man and as a boy, are myit
w i to furnish the Journal with any interesting biographical
bits of general interest. , .
., Undoubtedly, the boyhood of this man, who is now in
the foremost ranks of internationally known personages,
was replete with character indications which should be made
Public, not for purposes of partisanship or propaganda, Dut
lrom the viewpoint of specific interest. -
The older residents of the city who came into contact
th Hoover are invited to take part in this work. Artie es
piay be submitted in the writer's own style, or if difficulty
18 experienced in composing the story, phone the Capual
Journal and a member of the reportorial staff will aid you.
Soldiers Relief Bill Is
Cause of Heated Row
In House Committee
Washington, Mar. 2. Taking up for
the first time the whole question of
soldier relief legislation, the house
ways and means committee got into a
row today over procedure and broke
up In. some confusion after members
had repeated charges made In the
house that the measures had been sent
to the committee for burial.
After heated exchanges between
members the committee ordered the
room cleared of the crowd of specta
tors, and then in executive session fin
ally decided to continue hearings to
morrow. Legion Head Heard.
Before the sudden termination of the
session Franklin D'Olier, national com
mander of the American Legion, and
Thomas W. Miller, chairman of the
national legislative committee, pre
sented briefly an outline of what the
organization sought from congress.
Both declared service men were not
asking for a bonus and Miller asserted
that three million soldiers, directly af
fected, were closely watching consid-
SEVEN BELIEVED TO
HE LOST LIVES IN
WRECK OF STEAMER
Halifax, N. S Mar. 2. Seven lives
are believed to have been lost when
the crew of the Leyland liner Bohe
mian abandoned their ship as she
was breaking up on the Sambro ledg
es this morning. Several others were
The ship, which wag bound from
Boston to Liverpool, ran aground in
a blinding snowstorm while endeavor
ing to put into Halifax harbor early
yesterday morning. 8ixty four passen
gers were taken off in safety in the
morning, but most of the 120 mem
bers of the crew remained on board
this morning It was decided to aban
don her. Three boats got away safely
but the remainder of the men were
unable to take to the boats, accord
ing to the reports received here.
The tug Roebllng came as close to
the steamer as possible and the trans
fer of those still on board was at-
temDted by life lines. It is believed
loss of life occurred during this op
Soon after the crew had left the
vessel she broke in two and sank.
To Rise On South
Plans for a beautiful new apart
ment house, to be called the "High
land Court Apartments" are being
drawn up by Chester G. Murphy of
Portland, and the prospects are that
it will be erected in the near future.
The site chosen is on South Commer
cial street, Just south of Bellevue,
Among the attractive features plan
ned for the new building are sun
parlors, sleeping porches, a 70 foot
court ln the rear with a lawn and
fountain; bachelor apartments pro
vided with a club room, and a gar
o tirith nccnmmodatloris for 20 au
tomobiles. The structure will be of,New jer9ey; Senator Robert L. Owen
hollow tile, for the exclusion of noise, I of Oklahoma and Representative
and will be fireproof. There will be.champ clark ot Missouri.
56 apartments in the buiiuing. eeiy
room of which will have ouisme
Mr Murphy, who has made a study
of apartment ho'uses for the past sev
eral years, and who has erected a
number In Portland, says that every
individual featurf of the "Highland
Court" will be the very latest, and the
entire building will be one or
most up to date on the coast.
eration of the
matter of adjustment
"An overwhelming majority of ex
service meen feel strongly that this
government owes an obligation to all
persons who were handicapped either
bodily or financially," the national
commander declared, adding that dis
abled men wanted relief legislation "to
the end that they would no longer be
objects of private charity."
Recommendations for legislation
were presented as follows:
"Land settlements covering farms in
all states; aid to encourage purchase
of homes; vocational training and ad
justment of compensation based on
length of service for those not desir
ing to avail themselves of the other
"The American Legion," Mr. D'Olier
said, "asks nothing in Its selfish In
terests at the expense of the country,
but at the same time does not feel that
this obligation to ex-service men and
women should be altogether passed by
at this time and all economizing done
at the expense of the ex-service men."
Strike Ended By
Paris, Mar. 2. -The strike of rail
road men throughout France was set
tled last night on the following points:
The right for men to organize will
be respected throughout the railroad
systems of Fiance. The railroad men
accept arbitration on points not as yet
settled and an immediate study of fu
ture rules of railroads will be begun.
The companies will not pay wages to
the men for the time lost during the
strike, but disciplinary penalties for
non-resumption of work after the men
had ben summoned will be cancelled.
Directors of companies will revise oth
er penalties in the spirit of Justice.
Washington, Mar. 2. Attorney
General I'almer has declared himself
as a democratic presidential candi
date leading the list of aspirants for
the democratic nomination in formal
ly coming out in the open.
In a telegram to Hiram L. Gard
ner; secretary of the Georgia state
democratic committee, Mr. Palmer
declared that "if the democrats of
Georgia see fit to select me as their
choice I shall receive the honor with
deep appreciation," holding it to be
highly important that an opportunity
be given ln the primary "to directly!
pass upon tne record maae ay me
Mr. Palmer's announcement, It
was believed, will open the way for
other democrats to announce their
candidacies. Although the republican
campaign has been on for some time,
Mr. Palmer is the first democrat to
Other candidates who are Jjeing
talked of among the political slate
makers Include William O. McAdoo,
William Jennings Bryan, Governor
pox ot Ohio, James W. Gerard, for
mer ambassador to uermuny; nei
hert Hoover. Governor Edwards of
Planned By State
The physical rehabilitation of work
men who have been incapacitated
through Injuries received in Oregon
industries will be launched by the
state industrial accident commission
In two hospitals, one here in Salem
and the other at Portland, about
April 1. Four rooms have been leased
in the Oregon building here for hos
pital purposes and the Portland quar
ters of the commission in the Oregon
building have been enlarged to make
room for this new work which the
commission is undertaking under au
thority of an act passed by the special
wialatlvc session ln an effort to re
store Injured workmen to their nor
Approximately $6500 has been ex
pended In equipment for the two hos
pitals which will be fitted out with
the very latest and most modern ap
pliances for the administration of
physio- and hydro-therapy treat
ments. Dr. Richard B. Dlllehunt has
been engaged to have charge of the
Portland department and Dr. F. H.
Thompson, chief medical adviser for
the commission, will have chargs of
the Salem department.
Musk oxen are an important source
TIME IN WAIT ON
Fate of Members Next Two
Weeks Anxiously Awaited;
City Attorney Asked Weth
er Tenure of Office Will
End March 16
Cleaning up a volume of business at
their meeting Monday night the mem
bers of the city council are now mark
ing time pending the outcome of the
ordinance creating ward boundaries ln
the city. The decision of City Attorney
Bert W. Macy, ordered by vote of the
council for next meeting, March 15, ex
plaining whether the six or seven coun
cilmen who will' be changed from
wards by the new lines and automatic
ally ousted from the council, or con
tinue to serve, la anxiously waited,
both by citizens and the city's solons.
After much deferrment the council
finally passed the bill Monday night
establishing the ntw boundaries for
wards, after the' date it is to become
effective was changed to March It in
stead of March 15. This was changed
to enable the present members of the
council, if, by opinion of city Attorney
Macy they are not to be retained, to
hold another meeting before the meas-
uita becomes effective so thjby can
elect successors. Following the meet
ing most of the councllmen met in im
promptu adjourned session and dis
cussed the feasabllity and possibility ol
electing themselves to the positions
again, only from different wards.
Whether this will meet with the ap
proval of the citizens is not known.
Macy Denies Opinion.
When requested during the session
to give an opinion as to what effect the
ordinance would have on the status of
the councllmen by "Councilman Uttar,
City Attorney Macy said: "I have no
opinion to render at this tlme.n'
"That Isn't very courteous," ob
served Utter. .
Councilman Vandervc-rt then voiced
his intention of seeking t.'.e opinion of
the attorney general. It was then that
then coucll ordered the city attorney
to bring in an opinion next meeting.
John B. Glesey was asked appointed
successor to W. A. Wiest, resigned
councilman from ward six, in a por
tion submitted to the council Monday
night. Walter Skelton, former city en
gineer, was also asked to fill the same
vacancy in another petition. The sup
porters of Mr. Giesey declared that
their part of the ward ln the south
has not had representation in the city
council for 10 years, Mr. Skelton is
held the logical candidate for the
place because of his thorough knowl
edge of municipal affairs and his abll
tly to execute the duties of the office.
Bids Are Asked.
The city recorder was ordered to ac
cept bids for the construction of 1945
lineal feet of concrete sidewalk through
Wilson park. The sidewalk was asked
by the municipal park board ln a pe-
'tlrlnn submitted in the hnrlv Mnnriav
, . ' '
Approval of a petition to grade fly
ers street, between Fir and Fairmount
was voted by the council. It was re
ferred to the proper committees for
Councilman Moore came In for a
'bawlln out" during the snssion'when
he appeared with an ordinance for the
connection of a sewer ln the alley of
block 34, Highland addition, to the
city's viaducts. He asked that It be
rushed through that meeting.
Moore ' Is Criticised.
"Mr. Moore has blundered before on
sewer questions," Councilman Utter
said, "and I am opposed. to this being
railroaded through like this without
Moore defended his action by saying
that the ctly had granted manufactur
es outside of the city to connect with
municipal sewers, and '.d he could
not see why they should oppose this
Church street, between Highland
and Pine, will be paved as soon as
plans and specifications and work can
be undertaken, as a result of favorable
action taken on a petition that had
been referred to the street commit
tee. City Taxes Endangered.
The vacation of many lots ln Rose
dale addition at the eastern outskirts
of the ctly limits, is authorized in an
ordinance read the first and second
time Monday night. The ordinance, If
it passes, will take the greater portion
of this addition out of the city's juris
diction and will no longer direct the
! payment of taxes on It Into the city's
An order from the public ervte
efefctlve was changed to March 14 in
signal at the crossing of Capital and
Union strets, was adhered to, and the
city voted the needed one-third ap
propriation to erect the device. The
street committee was detailed to des
ignate the place where the light shall
Fred E. Wells, who is smarting a
wood yard on the old Cherry City mill
site on Trade street, was granted ths
right to erect a swinging conveyor
(Continued on Pag Two.)
Cronise Would Establish
Hoover In President's
Chair If Given Power
By "Kind Fairy."
That Herbert Hoover, who Is now
being urged for the presidency by
many of our best citizens and news
papers, was a persistent chap and of a
progressive disposition even as a boy
is evidenced ln some degree by an In
cident which occurred in 1889, or
thereabout, when he was office boy
for the Oregon Land company in this
city, according to Tom Cronise, 193
North Commercial street.
"Bert's uncle was president of the
company ,and the circumstances un
der which the boy became a resident
of Salem are now generally known,"
says Mr. Cronlce.
Tells of Experiments.
"The company occupied rooms tn
the old state insurance building, at tha
corner of Commercial and Chemeketa
street, now the property of the Y. M.
C. A. The company's offices were o.n
the first floor. My printing office was
on the second floor. Running from
the rear of the company's office was a
hallway, and ln this hallway, boxed In
was a water motor from which a belt
extended to the press power shaft up
stairs. "Being Interested in the develop
ment of fruit lands, the company had
been making experiments looking to
the preservation of prunes and other
fruits, and ln these experiments young
Hoover was much concerned. Wheth
er he was engaged In Independent ex
periment or not I do not know, but one
day the atmosphere in the press room
became so charged with sulphur fumes
Mia to breathe was difficult. Ths
fumes appeared to be coming through
the holes In the floor provided for the
belt from the motor, and a hasty In
spection revealed young Hoover busi
ly engaged- with a quantity of fruit, a
pan, an alcohol lamp and other para
phernalia spread upon the motor box.
Clung Doggedly to Tusk.
"I renfember with sadness that I ex
postulated with him through the holes
in the floor. So engrossed wa he in
his exporlments that he gave small
neea. to my. abost-wlnded remarks.
And then (1 remember this also with
sadness) 1 directed some words to him
that caused him to look up with con
cern on his face. The words were al
most as sulphurous as the atmosphere
he was creating. My companion in the
press room stated that the combina
tion was the strongest thing In his ex
perience, and the grin on his face
would have Illuminated the top of the
"The experiments, in that immediate
locality at least, ended then and there
but I have never forgotten the look of
earnestness on young Hoover's face
nor the persistence with which he
clung to the work he was engaged In.
The same tenacity of purposo seems to
nave evinced Itself through his whole
career. Shortly after this he went to
California, where his brother Tad, who
got his first Job In Salem ln my print
ing office, later followed him.
from my acquaintance with Her
bert Hoover as a boy, I am convinced
that he Is eminently capable and hon
est and possesses the mighty grace of
sincerity. If some good falrv should
put Into my hands the deciding vote
for president of the United States, I
would cp.st it for Hoover and be vrr
glad of the opportunity for doing so."
Ball Club Gets
Permit To Build
Big Grand Stand
Permission to erect a frame grnnd
stand on the ball park' on 12th street,
between Oxford and Rural avenues,
was granted the Salem Baseball club
Tuesday in a permit Issued by Depu
ty City Recorder Mark Paulson. Ac
cording to terms of the permit the
grand stand will cost 12000.
A permit was also issued to Mrs.
Kd Lamport Tuesday, for the con
struction of a brick garage on her
place on High St. between State and
Court. The garage will cost 1350, and
will be built by J. W. Knapp.
More "Bums" Visit
City, Report SaysQri
The number of tramps, hoboes, no-
mads of the rail, and panhandlers
visiting ths city since the first of tha
year has increased, according to re
ports made to Chief Welsh by Officer
O. F. Victor, whose detail comprises
the handling of such transients.
Officer Victor's report, made to
Chief Welsh Tuesday, for February,
shows that he encountered 147 "bums"
during February. The officer's report
for January, made at the first of Feb-
uary to Day Sergeant Harry A. Rowe.
then acting chief, showed thRt 133
were visitors at the local railroad
yards during that month.
SCHU MKR M A N A Si Jf Ol'NC KH
C ANDIDACY FOR Mvt'KETARY
Portland, Or., Mar. 2. Henry J.
Schulderman,' corporation commis
sioner of Portland, has announced his
tlon for the
WlTfiESS FOR DEFDiSE DECLARES
GRIMi'I FELL ItMIiEDIATELY BEFORE
I.V.W. HALL AND NOT 100 YARDS AWAY
Judge In Montesano Radical Trial Holds
Defense Must Prove Marchers Rushed
Radical Headquarters Before Attempt
ing To Prove Threat Evidence. V
Montesano, Wash., Mar. .2 Guy Bray, 16 years old, an em
ploye in a Centralia dairy, was arrested on a charge of perjury
today a half hour after he had left the witness stand in the trial
of ten alleged I. W. W. here for the murder of Warren O. Grimm,
Centralia Armistice Day parade victim.
The warrant charging perjury was sworn to by J. H. Jahnke,
assistant county prosecutor of Lewis county. The arrest was
made by Sheriff John H. Berry of Lewis county. Bray was held
in lieu of $500 bail.
Bray, on the witness stand, testified,
in effect, that he saw F. R. VanGIlder
and a man whom he believed to be
Grimm, in front of the I. W. W. hall on
last ArmlBtlce day.- He saw a large
"man shot, he said. He thought the
man was Qrlmm.
The man he saw ln front of the hall,
he testified, was a man he had pre
viously seen with VanGIlder. He said
VanGIlder had told him the man was
Grimm after he had seen them to
gether the first tlme 1
The man he saw with vanuuaer in
front ot the hall at the time of the
alleged raid on the hall, Bray testified
was the man, he believed, he had pre
viously seen with VanGIlder, Ha said
he would not swear that it was Grimm.
Arrest Follows Soon.
"Do you swear that Frank Van
GIlder was standing near the door ot
the I. W. W. hall at the time of the
shooting?" asked Pspeclal Prosecutor
W. H. Abel.
"I do," replied Bray.
"That Is all. We shall want you a
litle later," said Abel. Within a half
hour the warrant had been sworn to
and Bray was In the custody of Sheriff
George Vanderveer, defense attor
ney, -visited Bray ln the local sheriff
office after court adjournment, and
Vandverveer and Berry clashed, the
Lewis county sheriff ordering the at
torney from behind the railing In the
Gray's Harbor county sheriff's office.
Montesano, Wash., Mar, 2. Cau
tioned again by the court that he could
not attempt to prove alleged threats
until he Introduced testimony to prove
thut an overt a2ct had been committed
by Warren O. Grimm, Centralia Ar
mistice day parado victim, Attorney
George F. Vanderveer today culled one
wtlness In an effort to show that
Grimm was shot in front of the I, W,
W. hal, and ot 100 feet distant, ns
testified to by previous witnesses, ln
the trial hire of ten alleged I. W. W.
for Grimm's murder,
Guy Bray, 16 year old, employed by
a Centrally dairy, was the wltners
called. He testified that ho knew k'
K. Van Gilder, who led ths first
platoon )n the Centralia contingent at
the parado. He said he had, one day.
seen Van Glider with a large man, hud
nuked him who he was and that Van
Gilder had replied that it wus Wari-eu
Not Sure of Man
Jumping to the day of the parnl.
Bray testified that he saw Van Cildjr
and a man whom he Ithough! wis
Grimm, marching at the head ot (he
Centralia contingent as the parada
counter-marched south on Towei- av
enue. He stood 80 feet north of the
I. W. W. hall when the parade passed,
he said. When the marchers lulled,
Dray testified, he saw two men break
ranks and rush to the I. W. W. hull.
He heard one shot, then many shots,
lie saw a large man fall Into the strec.,
Whether the man he saw fall was
Grimm witness refused to say on oath.
He testified that he saw Van Glide,
near the entrance to the hall at the
time the men were rushing toward it.
Bray, on cross-examination, said the
man he thought was Grimm was
wounded while his back was toward
"He was facing northeast," Bray
WllnifH HIiiiwk Doubt.
"You are not certain that it was
Orlmm who was shot?" asked Special
Prosecutor W. H. Abel.
I said I wouldn't swear it was
rlmm," Bray replied.
DEMOCRA TS ASKED TO SIGN
HOOVER NOMINATING PETITIONS
Petitions have been sent to the Capital Journal office and
can be signed there to place Herbert Hoover's name upon the
primary ballot as a democratic candidate for president.
The fact that Hoover has refused to state his party alleg
iance does not prevent the people of either or both parties
from nominating him against the wishes of the politicians,
and his own wishes. It is a case of the job seeking the man.
Only registered democrats are eligible to sign these
petitions, but if any republican will get out similar petitions
to nominate Hoover, the Capital Journal will render similar
aid in securing signatures.
It is up to the people to
the next president. II you are
If you are a republican, get out
"You were told later that it was
Grimm?" asked Abel.
"Yes," Bryan answered. He testified
that he did not see the man make any
move toward the hall before he mta -
Bray was placed on the stand, re
placing Rimer Smith, one ot the de
fendants, temporarily, when objecthm
Smith. It was . declared that Smith,
could not testify as to any. conversa
tions he testified he had with Grimm
relative to alleged threats to raid tha
I. W. W, hall. Court sustained the
"We are going to show that Grimm
did have something to do with It."
Vanderveer declared, asking Smith to
step down and calling for Bray.
Washington, Mur. i. -The republi
can peace treaty reservation declar
ing the right of the United Btutei to
decide all domestic questions under
the league ot nations was readopted
by the senate today by a vota of 68
to 25 after repeated efforts by tha
democrats to amend It had failed.
F6urteen democrats voted with the
solid republican membership for tha
reservation. On Its original adoption
laHt November the vote was 69 to 8.
with eleven democrats voting In th
The democrats who voted for adop
tion today- were:
Ashurst, :. ArUona; Chamborlalu.
Oregon; Gore, Oklahoma; Henderson
Nevada; King, Utah; Myers, MonVa
na; Nugent, Iduho; Phelan, Califor
nia; irttman, Nevada; Reed. Missou
ri; Shields, Tennessee; Smith, Geor
gia; Thomas, Colorado; Trammel,
Fired On While
Seattle, Wash., Mar. 2. Officers ot
the American steamer Iellght saw
here today that troops fired upon their
boat In Vladivostok harbor January i
while she waa unloading rifles. Th
Delight arrived hers last night with
her superstructure starred by bullets.
The Delight, they said, was cast In
the role of an Innocent bystander
when the troops turned muchlne gurm
upon a Russian steamer anchored
near the American boat. The bullet
went wild and hit both steiimera. Tins
shots were fired, It was said. In an ef
fort to halt the escape of Ivan Glada.
a rebel leader who had fled to tha
N1.W PLA.VT DISEASE FOrifD
Corvallls. Or., Mar. 1 A new plant
disease has been discovered, according
to O. H. Goffrey, assistant palhologmt
in the office of truck, cotton and for
age disease investigations, in a report
mude today. It Is attacking ruhbarb
and castor beans ln various Oregon
beat the politicians to it and nam
a aemocrai, sign un u
a petition oi your own
-'of food to arctic explorer