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t.' 'ht ami Wednesday
;r heavy fro in morning; moder
" Min. temperature 33. Max.
ss. n41. No rainfall. River. 3.6
Tthikd year no. 107.
Average for Six Months ending
March tl, 1920
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Associated Press Full Leued Vtr
DUletaiMt Cat, May 4. The
of Nina Iee Deloney was
tS br l"- .
!L, by Walter Andrew Wat
beraUeged slayer, at 10:10
At a point miles nort1' of Cyte
Wells. Watson halted the ambulance.
There the gulch." he said. Assist
ed by two deputy sheriffs, Watson
talked across the ground to a. spot
wu i mall cliff. "There's the ledge,"
he old, pointing.
Deputy sheriffs turned a few shovel
ful of earth and revealed the body.
Insanity Plea Indicated.
ElCentro, Cal, May 4. Walter
Andrew Watson, alias Huirt ' alleged
bigamist and murderer, left here at
j;10 this morning for the spot In the
mountains between El Centro and San
Diego where, according to his reputed
confession, he recently buried the
body of Nina Le Deloney, one of his.
wives, whom he had previously slain.
Watson spent a restless night on the
train, repeatedly telling the officers
that he was not responsible for his act
nd reiterating the arguments and
claims of Insanity that he advanced
yesterday in the form of a written
atatement He told them he believed
they failed to find Mrs. Deloney's body
oh their previous trip, because he had
"bent It up to get it Into a narrow
Hundreds .Seek Glimpse.
There were hundreds of persons at
the railroad station in El Centro this
morning to see Watson taken from the
train. He walked out, assisted by
deputy sheriffs and was taken up town
in custody until the members of the
party could have breakfast. Arrange
ments had been made for automobiles
nd an ambulance to transport the
party to the mountains.
Watson reiterated, according to the
officers In the party that he would be
able to take them directly to the spot
where Mrs. Deloney was burled.
When the party stopped nt an up
town restaurant for breakfast, a crowd
that blocked the street formed out
side. Watson took a seat at a table
and ate a substantial meal, although
he appeared nervous and weak. After
wards the officers were compelled to
form a. lane through which he could
walk across the sidewalk to the am
bulance. His official guards and the InVestl
fators were accompanied by a very
large group of newspapermen. When
the party started for Coyob Wells, the
nearest station to the section to be
searched, the ambulance headed a pro
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1920.
price a asm
Nation Watches Result
of California s Ballot
on Johnson and Hoover
San Francisco. Mav 4 irtn,..
California's delegation of twenty six
to the republican national convention
win oe pledged to the candidal? i
Senator Hiram W. Johnson or Her
bert C. Hoover, was the chief issue in
today's presidential primary election.
me democrats and Drohibitinniat
also will elect an equal number of
delegates. The democratic list is un
Weather conditions were favorable
for a heavy vote. The registered vote
Of the State is 1.111.192 nf m-hlch
693,767 are republicans; 847,737 dem
ocrats and 18,214 prohibitionists. The
remainder are listed as progressives,
socialists and "scattering."
Indiana Also Voting
Indianapolis. May 4. Fair weath
er and a deep rooted interest in the
campaign is expected to produce a
neavy vote today in the Indiana pref
erential primary. In the republican
presidential contest Main, rni
Leonard Wood. Governor Frank O.
Lowden of Illinois, Senator Hiram
W. Johnson of California and Sena
tor Warren G Harding have all had
the active support of state wide or
There are no candidates for the
democratic nomination for president
on the ballot and the Illinois law for
bids the writing in of names.
None of the presidential campaign
managers had made definite predic
tions on the outcomA except Harry
G. Hogan, General Wood's state man
ager who declared last night that on
the basis of estimates from all parts
of the state he believed the general
would receive a plurality of 20,000.
Credit to City
Because the eity shows no litcltna
By Baku Capture
By Soviet Forces
Constantinople, May S. The seixurs
of Baku on the west coast of the Cas
pian sea, by the Russian bolshevik on
April 28 has aroused the Georgians,
who have called fonr additional class
es to arm and announced they will not
permit the reds to enter Georgia
Hon to pay off oiMUidlna; warrants, vent the bolsheviki from entering
.that date back so fiir as 191!, 1916, through the mountain passes in th
and 1918. and In some Instances has ! vlclnity Vladikavkaz
not even paid the mivs, local tank-' .Th captur of Baku ive the hol
ers are frowning upon the idea oHoa.,- ?hvlW vlrtu1 contro1 of AerUan.
Ing the ' city sutfioie.it funds with ' . ",ure makM the Armenian situa-
Enf or cement of .
Cost Great Sum
. Washington, May. 4. Prohibition
enforcement will cost 388,000,000 an
nually, Representative Gallivan, dem
ocrat, Massachusetts, declared today
in the house.
There are more Illicit stills now
than before prohibition became ef
fective, he said, adding that the bulk
of Anti-Saloon league funds are used
to hire special agents to locate stills.
; "There were 2006 stills found in
Georgia in 1918," he declared, "1534
in North Carolina and 26 in Nebras
ka, the home of the first apostle of
"Blind tigers are now surrounded
by romance if not respectability.
Members f congress could tell Inter
esting personal interviews with boot
leggers who have become respectable
citizens of the communities in which
"During the year when prohibition
was young over 6000 stills were cap
tured by prohibition inspectors and
300,000 gallons of 'moonshine" con-,
- Control of congress and the presi
dential election may be decided by
the prohibition .question, Mr. Oalli I
van declared. "You can no more set
tle the prohibition question or keep
it out of politics than you can sweep
back the ocean," he said.
"Every tea kettle and stew pan Is
placed under suspicion since the Vol
stead act has become effective. It
prohibits everything with more than
cession of a dozen automobiles. Photo- !one hal( P"06"1 acho1 ?nd
sap vi every uee uuwu 111 tiuiuuuh
of that law."
Jraphers and motion
were also In the party.
Rev. John Burdett
Answers Last Call
Rev. John Burdett, age 89, for JO
years a resident of Marion'county and
the state of Oregon, died Monday eve
ning at 7:45 at his home a short dis
tance west of Chemawa. The funeral
will be held at the family residence,
under the direction of Webb & Clough
M 1:30 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will
in Claggett cemetery.
Rev. Burdett's widow, Mrs. Maria
Burdett, and one son, J. J. Burdett,
t Chemawa, survive him. Both Mr.
nd Mrs. Burdett were born in England.
Wilson's Veto '
Washington, May 4. In the opin-
M administration officials close
President Wilson the "Knox peace
Wtoi aI 13 Ce,tllin t0 be vetOed if
Med by congress.
J"lnlng tniB bellef the .officials
Tr P the Pnt's letter to Sen
W mk summer declaring that
, a Parate peace would be
ii i " Jhe natlon' honor. They
llev. V w ct no reason to be-
'taLrf V the ehlet "'c'utive had
"Kd his mind.
,0uGlaSIi demo,'''at. Virginia,
M ,1 hite houae today and
wulty V"k Secretary Tu
fthJi Alined to reveal details
Strike Still In
Force On Roads
Victim Of Heart
Succumbing to heart disease that
has troubled him for several months,
Jonathan G. Reigelmnn, age 66, a me
chanic at the Chas. K. Spaulding Log
ging company's plant here, dropped
dead while clearing off a lot owned by
him on South Cottage streets shortly
before 7 p. m., Monday. Mrs. Jennie
Jeigelman, his wife, and their daugh
ter, Mrs. C. R. Jordan, were In the
yard with Relgelman when he passed
The funeral will be held at the fam
ily residence, 940 Mill street, at 3:30
p. m. Wednesday, with burial follow
lowing in City View cemetery, under
the direction of Rigdon & Son com
pany. Mr. Relgelman was born In Mercer
county, Penn., and came to Salem and
Oregon 20 years ago. For many years
he was engaged here as a blacksmith.
Eesldes his wife and daughter, Mrs.
Jordan, Mr. Reiselman is survived by
one son, Perry P. Relgelman, a former
newspaperman of this city, but now en
gaged In photographic work in Port
Cost 14 Million
.. Burleson Says
Washington, Ma J- 4. Operation of
the telegram and telephone companies
during the war cost the- government
$14,006,565, Postmaster General Bur
leson informed congress today in" ask
ing immediate appropriation of that
amount to liquidate the ffalrs of the
federal wire administration.
"The deficit," wrote Mr. Burleson,
"is the outcome of operations involv
ing gross revenue of over $600,000,000
and therefore represents less than two
and a half per cent of the total gross
The postmaster general said that
when taken over by the government
many of thajgompanles were not earn
ing operating expeses and a fair re
turn on the investmet because of in-
4. The switchmen creased labor and materials cost.
Mr. Burleson disclosed that no
kgreement has yet been reached with
the Mackay companies for the use of
their land lines, forming the Postal
Telegraph system. ' He said the Postal
earnings during federal control were
$2,123,392 more than the compensa
tion awarded by him and that suit for
this sum would be filed by the government.
strike still was in effect today, follow
ing the refusal of the railroad man
aiters to accept the offer of John
Grunau, the strikers' leader, that the
men would return tto work if their
seniority rights were restored. Wil
liam Nelson Pelouze, president of the
Illinois Manufacturers Association,
Interceded ' for a settlement because
of a shortage in raw materials re
ported by plants.
Grunau claimed 19,000 men "who
have not taken other work" still are
About 125 of the 1600 union iron
moulders in ' Chicago were on strike
todav for $10 a day minimum wake
Ninety percent accepted a $2 a day
increase to the $6.40 basic, wage roru Medford. Or., May 4. That some
eight- hours. regulation to control truck traffic on
Employers today informed 4,000 ,state highways Is Imperative was a
striking carpenters in wood working point brought out by E. C. Kiddle of
mills that unless they returned to;tne gate highway commission at an
work tomorrow offers of settlement jnforma banquet given him and Si
would be withdrawn. The men, 'ho mDn Benson, chairman of the corn-
were getting 5 cents an nour, ue- mission by local business men ' last
manded $1.10 an nour irom iviay 1,
Instead of June 1 as offered.
'Striking waiters and cooks used
picketing "sandwich" men today to
inform people which restaurants
were "unfair to labor."
Ice cream drivers, who threatened
to strike today, were said to have
reached an agreement with their employers.
Benson Sees Need
For Regulation Of
Big Truck Loads
"Our paved highways are built for
a maximum ten ton truck," said Mr.
.Kiddle, "while on this trip we have
iseen 12 and 14 ton trucks In opera
tion. The problem is a serious one and
,must be met, either by changing high
way specifications or restricting truck
, Simon Benson predicted the tour-
lt In flroron th(K Vpflr Would
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS '" J",,,,' ,hil. t ia. v.ar "the
TO FIGHT HIGHER C:'ZtoZr and
Chicago May l" So e accommodations, accom
master barbers to tacww. 1 the J.rice were lnaaeluate la8t w
of hair cuts to 75 cents because of, , i,,,.n,iiBieiv
waee increases aranted would be."" """" ." V . t
ma Ti.7 , . ' a rresldeht
dinner , n
three ' " TJIT.ZT .,7-!i four tourist traffic is to be accom-
WimZl ?eneraI Pershing will hunt'lion. A. B. Raymond, business agent, modated this year.
which to make street lmnriivcmont
this season. Report to this effect was
made by Councilman ileorpe H. Hal
vorsen in the meeting last night of the
city council. Mr. Htujors-n exi-iuititd
that he had called on the banks, nnd
that argument Is the one used by thom
In declining to make the .advance
That the status of the warrants
might be known and the matter reme
died the ways and means committee
was delegated to Investigate, and at
tempt to reach conciliation with the
Paving Is Ordered.
Coming with ironic precision richt
on the discovery that the city's paving
program for, this season might be
seriously impaired, the volume of busi
ness for the evening was filing of peti
tions for paving and street improve
ments and adoption of engineers plans
Among the street improvements rec
ommended or adopted .are: pavement
17th street between Court and Che
meketa; Lincoln, between High and
Commercial; Summer, between Mar-
Ion and fair grounds road; Fourth,
betyveen Pine and Belmont; Trade, be
tween Church and High; 16th street,
between D and Garden Road.
Petitions for the following street
Improvements were read; pave u
street, between Front and Commer.
clal; open Nebraska street across the
Southern Pacific , company right of
Spur Franchise Granted.
Franchise to the Oregon-California
Railroad company to construct a pur
across Turner road and along Leslie
street was granted In an ordinance
passed by the council. This franchise1
is similar to that sought by the Stand
ard OH company but which was re
jected several weeks ago by the coim-f
ell on the grounds that use of the spur
by fther firms would be denied.
A letter from the public service com
mission to the superintendent of the
Southern Pacific railroad calling at
tention to the fact that numerous com
plaints have been received about
trains standing o streets and holding
up traffic sometimes as late as 20
minutes, was filed with the council
Playground Site Offered.
Details of the offer of a plot, con
talning 8H acres laying on Summer
street, south of Mill creek, by George
Brown of the city, were made known
by Homer Smith, president of the Sa
lem' Floral society. Mr. Smith ex
plained that the city could obtain this
place for use as a children's play
ground by refunding past assessments
and cancelling' two assessments that
are due, amounting In all to about
$4700. E. S. Tilllnghast, head of the
North Salem Improvement association
also spoke In favor of the city taking
the offer ,and declared that the prop
erty would be enhanced greatly In
value in a few years. The council vot
ed to postpone consideration on a sug
gestion by Councilman Volk, until the
members could see the grounds, which
Mr. Volk declared were "too low to
The street committee was author
ized to employ trucks or other means
to remove rubbish collected In the city
during "clean-up week" which begins
May 10. 1
Status of those councilmen, who
were appointed to the positions, fol
lowing the primary election, or wheth
er or not the winner in the election
takes office at the time May 21 or
after the regular election, was asked
by Councilman John Kelsy. City At
torney Macy pointed out that the pres
ent councilmen will hold office until
successors qualify after the regular
election in November.
Police were Instructed by a special
vote of the council to arrept any per
son parking an auto at the entrance
of the city comfort stations at the cor
ner of State and High streets.
By vote of the council the salary of
the city attorney, beginning January 1,
1920, is to be $1500 annually Instead
of $1200, with $400 allowed for steno
graphic expenses In the office. The
salary of the city hall Janitor, Jehu
Oliver, wa also raised from $50 to $60
tion more precarious and the bolshe
viki doubtless will help the, Moslem
Azerbaijan opposition to Armenia. In
this way Mustapha Kenial Pasha's
Turkish nationalist Mohammendan
forces would he able to connect with
the Azerbaijans, forming a connection
with the Moslems in Turkestan by
way of the Caspaln sea and Persia.
Halt Pole Drive
Warsaw, May 3. The bolsheviki
are entrenching in the hills on the
west bank of the Dnieper in a great
semi-circle with their back against
Viev, the Ukrainian cptlal, according
to information today from the front.
The fight for possession of Kiev is at
its height, raging day and night along
the line through the valleys and rlv
Both sides are using artillery, but
Kiev has not yet been bombardon o
the Poles. It is reported that the Poles
who are within 45 kilometers (approx
imately 28 miles) of Kiev, are making
effective use of modern equipment..
From the north the Poles are proceed
ing southward below the Prlpet and
Dnieper rivers with a flotilla.
Reports received here say that the
plans of Leon Trotzky, the bolshevik
war minister, for the defense of Kiev
called for the repluclng of General
Mlezeckow by General Szwiezdow.
Arrest of Ail Traffic Lav
Violators On City Streets
Ordered to BeginTonighi
The new traffic ordinance of the city will be rigidly and fear
lessly enforced in the future beginning tonight, as a result of the
action taken by the police and health committee of the city coun
cil, and the concurrent statement issued to all officers today by
Chief of Police J. T. Welsh. The police committee empowered the
chief of police of engage another traffic officer, or. as many as
are needed to enforce the law, and after a lengthy conference fol
lowing the meeting of the council last night, issued a curt order
to the marshal to arrest all violators.
Pursuant to the dictum of the coun-
cil committee. Chief Welsh today j,Chlf Welsh instructed them to arrest
. . . . . ... I the conductor of any train that stand
handed an open order to all officers gtreet Bterectlon, blocklnjr tn.
wnerem ne cnargea mem wun me right-of-way, bring him to police head
most Btrict enforcement of the law. A quarters, take bond and hold for so
part of it read: "arrest until further jtlon of tne municipal court. Arrest of
notice any person caught violating this , any nerons parking in front of the en-
-j , .... . j
I declared today.
Wood Easy Victor Over
Johnson In Maryland
m- Ma 4 Major
'irm u- ,Wood defeated Sen
l"tt,u. I:,''0hn80n of California
Bti.,,J "Bnt vote yesterdav In
"den. Jpul)"ci"' nomination
""dins ' a majority of 7,841
ltn 4v "?r,u,'"' complete re-
T) ot. 'U,t0 'tr the results.
"t.Hs. Woo' 15.900; John-
iZ ."" nU 'our leg
h?An B!t""ore and all
a'rict and Washing-
Forged Check Is
Issued In City
pman of a check for $12.50 on
Jthe Brewer Drug store, corner Court
and Liberty streets, that proved bog
f us, was being investigated by police
'here today. The check .was passed by
L man described as being short, age
4. Major ton. Johnson's majority in Allegany about 22i wore a brownish suit and
was 801 and in W asnington imy. cap. between eight and nine o clock
cording to the returns General Wood; gaturday nlght, . .
will-have 116 of the 12S delegates to( Thg gprioug paper bore the name
the state Convention, which will name' f account of B. Cunningham, a
sixteen delegates to the national con j prominent loganberry grower whose
ventlon. These will be intructed, in j bepn U(ied on forKed
accordance with the state election, checkg here xhe handwriting on this
laws, to vote as a unit for Wood as. irtenticai wun that of other
long as In their "conscientious judg-; g d heri receny.
ment" he has a reasonable chance of snows.
winning the nomination.
I'nited States Senator John Walter, tendpnt j A. ch,Jr'ehl hag
Smith, democrat, was umii
ent is Ovlngton
I , . in A.tani lira.
His republican oppon-, reuirn, .,.,
E .Weller or uaiu-,s'' "
I Institution measures.
Service Men Are
at Smoker, May 4
AT THE ARMORY TONIGHT
Beginning at 7:30 p. in,
sharp, Capital Post No. 9, the
American Legion, aro hosts M
ex-service men and women of :e
Salem and vicinity. Korvlce
during the world wa Is tlio
card of admission.
Pink Manrude nf U, of O. vs
Bill Lucas, O. A. C, -e-ieh A
:) pounds), Bdth men h tva ispUn-
did records in ultra-cluo work.
E. A. McClain .nd Ltoy.1
Stenstrom (matched at 175 '
pounds). A drawing card to
These events are supple-
mentary to program items u i-
This is soldiers week In Salem. To
night at 7:30 o'clock the high jinks
starts at the armory when the Amerl
can Legion, Capital Post No. 9, gives a
free smoker to which all ex-serviue
men and ex-service women are Invit
ed. The following night is dedicated
to the benefit dance for company M,
when the local guardsmen will present
a special orchestra to Salem dance
lovers. The two events are outlined
Tuesday night Legion smoker ev
ery ex-Hervlce man and woman of Sa
lem and vicinity is invited to this af
fair. No matter , whether or not a
member of the American Legion, if
you were in the servlce'durlng the late
war be sure and attend. The entertain
ment committee has prepared a spe
cial feature program for the exclusive
audience of ex-service people.
A four-round boxing event will be
No, 1, and will be a "Cow College-Eugene
Scmlnery" affair, one of the
fighters being from O. A. C. while his
opponent hails from the University of
Oregon. The famous "Where Do We
Go From Here" quiu'tct will be there.
This quartet is composed of ex-service
men, who at the present time are stu
dents of Willamette university. Earle
Busselle, leader of the high school or
chestra, will introduce his organiza
tion to the veterans.
1 That indispensable individual E.
i Cooke Patton, whose presence insures
j success for any event, will officiate as
hypnotist de luxe. Enough said for a
merry time. Just to overflow the
measure, however. Craven and Emmel
I of Willamette will present several
! song specialties.
I The address of the evening will be
made by State Commander Follette,
"Chow!" Did anyone ask that?
Yes Indeed! Only this Is scheduled as
a bit superior In 47 different ways to
the old army handout.
Commandsr Smith adds this as a fi
nal Invitation. "This Is one of the most
important events given by and for ex
servlce men this year. Be there and
you will not regret It.
Wednesday night Company M
Members ef the local guard unit are
making preparation for ,"The Dance
What Am" and Captain Hewlett and
Sergeant "Doc" Burdette In charge of
arrangements are lining up a program
A number of leading farmers in of dance music that will make It worth
Benton county have taken the inltia-J while for disciples of the terpbrchorian
tive in starting an educational cam- art to attend. Tickets are being sold
ualgn to head off the non-partisan 'for the event, the proceeds from which
league. will go to the company's mess fund.
All Face Arrest.
"Glaring headlights, dirty licence
plates, tail lights not burning, and
various other provisions of the ordi
nance are being violated," the officers'
orders read,, "and my Instructions are
to see that the ordinance is strictly en
forced In the future regardless who the
persona may be."
Chief Welsh had no Intimation oi
who he would employ to work in con
Junction with Traffic Officer Moffitt
in coping with traffic violations in the
city. Whoever he is, the chief declar-1
ed, he shall ride a motorcycle and
serve as a regular traffic officer.
Council Is Interested.
Alleged traffic Violations in the city,
particularly glaring headlight use,
gave rise to heated uiscuslon in the
council meeting preceding the lm
promptu session of the police commit
If the police committee has sv
much time to stand on the outskirts
of the city and nab unsuspecting cor
ner cutters," Councilman Vandervort
had said, "I Bhould think they would
spend spine of It getting persons who
drive with glaring headlights."
This statement was aimed ut Coun
cilman Volk, chairman of the police
committee, who devotes much of his
time standing In his yard at the cornet
of Capital and Nebraska streets with
fic'Jd glasses Jotttlng down license nunv
bers of curs that move along Capital
street at rapid rates of speed.
- "I do Just what I do for the good of
the cause," Volk laughed.
Traffic Law 1m Shown.
The new traffic ordinance's main re
quirements are as follows:
"flection S7. Every motor vehicle
shall be provided with adequate
brakes sufficient to control the ve
hicle at all times, and a suitable and
adequate bell, horn, whistle or other
signaling device. . .
"Every motor vehicle, except a mo
torcycle or a motor-bicycle, during the
period from one hur after sunset to
one hour before sunrise, while in mo
tion, shall display two white light oft
the front and one red light on the rear
of the vehicle.
"Rear lamp shall show a white light
upon the state license number plate.
"Motorcycles, motor-bicycles and all
vehicles other .than motor vehicles,
shall 'display but one white light on
the front of such vehicle which shall
be plainly visible for at least 100 foet
directly ahead and show a red light,
or red reflex mirror in lieu of a red
light, to the rear.
"No operator of any motor vehicle
shall use any acetylene, electric or
'other headlight, unless - it shall be
shaded, dimmed or arranged so us not
to blind other users of the highway or
make it difficult or unsafe for them to
ride, urive or walk thereon.
The headlights of every motor ve
hicle shall be capable of throwing suf
ficient light ahoad to reveal any per
son, vehicle or substantial object upon
the readway straight ahead at a dis
tance of at least 100 feet. These lights
must be arranged so that no portion
of the reflected beam of light, when
measured 60 feet ahead of the car on
a level street surface, shall rise more
than 42 Inches above such surface.
Such lights shall also give sufficient
side illumination to reveal any person,
vehicle or subtsantlal object within 10
Washington, May 4. Alli
ance, Ohio, 21,403, increase
6520 or 43.2 percent.
Elkhart, Ind., 24,277, in
crease 4995 or 25.9 percent.
Peru, III.. 869, increase
885 or 11.1 percent.
Wlnfield, Kan., 7933, in
crease 1232 or 18.4 percent.
Houston, Maine, 6191, In
crease 346 or 5.9 percent.
Orange, N. J.. 33.239, in
crease 3609 or 12.2 percent
West Orange, N. J., 15,573,
increase 4593 or 41.8 percent
La Salle, 111., 13,050, increase
' 1513 or -13-1 percent.
TEXTILE MILLS OPERATE.
New Bedford, Mass., May 4. The,
gates of all the cotton mills in this
city were openea today and partial
operations were conducted in each.
Leaders of the striking textile work
ers claimed an increase in the num
ber of strikers since yesterday.
trance of the city comfort stations.
State and High streets, was also or
dered. Auto dealers who drive machines
on the streets with only one license
plate shall also be arrested, according
to the campaign laid down for police.
License shall be visible from both
front and rear, the order requires.
The basic patents of the Warres
Brothers company, covering the bltu
llthic paving process over which Ore
gon legislatures have wrangled Ions
and strenuously in past session's, ex
Just what effect this will have on
the paving pvogram In this state, In
problematic, members of the state
highway commission state.
While It is understood that the ex
piration of these patents leaves the
field clear to all contractors to muke
ufie of this process without the pay
ment of royulty--a question which la
now In dispute in the-courts of this
state In a suit brought by Warren Bro
thers against Dakar Hubor, a contraw
tor, engaged In the construction of,
state highways It is Intimated on th
other hand that the Warrens will
bring another patent into the state
covering pratclcally the same ground
as that of the expiring patent,
Under action of tho state legislature
of 1919 no royulty has been paid by
the state on "bltulithlo" ttsed on statu
highways since that time. - Neither has
any attempt been ms.de by the state to
question the right of the company to
collection of a royalty, the state as
suming the position that the burden
of proof lay on the Warren company.
The action filed by the company
against Huber Involving the collection
of voyalty on bltulithlo used on state
roads In this section Is regarded as a
test of the validity of the patent and
the right of the Warren Brothers com
pany to collect royalty on some 1,200,
000 yards of bltulithlo used In stats
highway work since the edict of the
Injured When 2
A man named Trtoseiiko sustained a
broken arm and serious body brulsesi
Vernon Tyler, driver of a C. M. Rob
erts company delivery truck, was bad
ly lacerated on one hand nnd suffered
severe kg bruises, and W. J. Porter,
paperhanger, 455 Court street, was cut
about the face In a collision at about
10 o'clock this morning between the
porter auto and the delivery truck at
the corner of Chemeketa and 14th
streets. Mr. Bosenko was removed to
Cause for the collision could not be
learned by police, to whom a report
had been made. The livery truck
said to have had the right-of-way ana
that the Porter car attempted to
feet of the side of said motor vehicle' nlun9 acro 14tn trevt- ta on c,ie"
at a uolnt 25 feet or more ahead of eketa junt as the truck appeared on
it. The term 'beam' as used shall be
construed as meaning the approxi
mate parallel rays of light as gathered
and projected by a reflector.
'Vehicles shall display only white
lights In front. No operator of a mo
tor vehicle shall use bright glaring
headlights or a spotlight within tho
city of Salem."
The clause covering spotlights is In
terpreted by the police committee and
chief of police as meaning that a spot
light may bo used within the city lim
its so that its rays do not fall on the
street a distance farther ahead of the
car than 60 feet, and o long as Its
beams fall on the right side of the
thoroughfare in front of the car.
Washington, May 4. The senate
bill enlarging the Oregon national for
est to Include Larch mountain, tho
watershed of streams which supply
Oneonta Oorge and Multnomah Falla
wa passed Monday by the house.
Attorney General Brown has given
an opinion that there Is no law In Ore-
I gon to prevent a man or woman from
In the general order to all officers' working on Sunday.
Washington, May 4. The house postoffice committee refus
ed today to act favorably on the Fess bill proposing repeal of the
graduated increase in second class mail rates for 1920, 1921 and
Muskogee, Okla., May 4. The death toll of the cyclone that
destroyed Peggs, Okla. Sunday night, reached seventy, it was in
dicated today when reports of several additional deaths as a re
sult of injuries, reached Muskogee. Physicians and rescue work
ers estimated that possibly a score of the severely wounded
would not survive.
New Yorolf, May 4. Indications that volcanic eruption was
taking place on the Island of Old Providence in the Carribbean
sea were reported here today by the United Fruit Company
steamer Calamares. A wireless message from the ship said that
volumes of white smoke were observed ascending from one ef it
tallest peaks late yesterday afternoon.