Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, December 17, 1920, Image 1

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PaT 1920, 47.1TT; Polk
A.iit rsureau of Circu-
bber "."orbited Press Pull
lials
titled
oLeague
Accepted on
nidation of
Eon; Mandates
iUp
tm JlKinil WAR
Umber of the league of
wle assembly tins morn-
fclely after tne oponms
fusion Lord Robert Co-
i MtMBted to make a
Uf adnilfsioJ! of Albania
declared ne ars-
Etlie report of the rora-
ms adverse to ac-
feanlJ membership. lie
liattnMy to eieet aaoania
mm Considered.
Eta between the council
ne of nations ana tne
regarding mandates
klKlay. After a ions; oe-
i yesterday session, re
t report of the mandates
gampuunlng ot the,
Irelusa! to submit a draft
Mites for Syria, Moso-
iri Palestine, except un-
L; conditions, the matter
lour (or settlement today,
in! report of the man
tiMon was a sharp ar-
1 ef the council, but the
W was considerably
Iky the full commmlsslon,
the debate on the floor
hit on a promise by the ,
i Nrirly Finished.
M of this question, action
prf application h for mem
lid Motion relativi to the
Iset were all that re-
Niyto bp ilisi osed of dur
lion of the asi L-mbly.
I er,res-tl thi.s morning
I work mlshi be finished
that tomorrow 's final serf-
Bit devoted to the cere-
i ctosiwr.
Wttcatioii of Liohtcnstein
B orp before the as-
tfsy.
Beers un
as Result
Negro Riets
Kan., Dec. 17.
P4 'rated membera of
nr. Li'siun patrolled the
' today and threw
W around th( city hall
e Green, negro, alleged
ftpocer, ras being held.'
frt death results in a race
ht in which two per-
lillad a I'd five U.-limi,,,!
s quiet today but fear
"N by officials that an
no be made during the
I Green.
las flared out again
when n nwrt
I ''": district was
In the nrnmtuHiaHi
frti'h follow,.,! windows
" in a hotel nrnu, I h .
te miests terrni i-re.l v
P'".j:,-,j
Mice ii.' ... . , ,; a
the ii,,, u( i,is h.
m He eras n,a
'"'van unknov.n assall-
i Shaken
Earthquake
P l:M o'clock to
uL lh l.reni"r rocked
xcite-
Fl and cii
'Der. 17T
The earth
5 on the night of
T" distinct from the
' rwordea yesterday
fl- m tie Cnited
t2S "' the Rev.
ot. director of the
"ervatory at George
Aere wa. not
. time. Fatheh
the
Chinese
the die
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C1 No Damage
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Passage of Home Rule
Bill Assured; House
Of Lords
London Dec. 17.-The possibility of a conflict between
the. house of lords and the house of commons over the Irish
home rule bill has been averted. The amendments of the
measuie maue ay tne lower house were amicably discussed ir
the upper chamber today and all were disnosed of in a man
ner that will permit the measure becoming a law tomorrow
Constabulary Force
In Manila Disarmed
As Result of Riots
Manila, P. I., Dec. 17. The en
tire constabulary garrison here has
been disarmed and arrested and
complaints were being prepared
today for the prosecutotn of seventy-eight
constabulary soldiers who
admitted participation in the riot
Wednesday resulting in deaths of
four Americans and seven Filipi
nos. The body ot the American police
captain, W. E. Wichmann, will be
cremated and the ashes scattered
on the ocean. Wichman leaves a
widow and seven children, the old
est eleven years of age.
Witnesses of the riot between
the constabulary forces and the
Filipino local police declare the
Leaders Agree
On Emergency
Traiff Plans
Kniblv. Th" council de- Wellington, Dec. 17. Sedate
linnim until.- ui in-' man- - .. . mAmm uMattell rnn,i
that no reference toal a cunierence luuay un u piu-
MBS of the' mandates I gram for the enactment of an
inu in th: report to the I Trvonrv ,rlff mensurs to nerve
as an embargo on the Importation
of wheat, cotton, wool, beans, po
.utoes and livestock meats.
The conference, between mem
bers of the senate finance and
house ways and means committee
agreed that some such legislation
should be pushed to aid the farm
ers. The consensus of opinion was
that it should be effective for one
year.
Old Tn tiff T'iged
Washington, Dec. 17. Repeal of
the Underwood tariff law and re
enactment of the Payne-Aldrirh
tariff schedules, abolished In 1913
is proposed In a resolution intro
duced today by Representative
Hegg, republican. Ohio.
Mines Reduce
Wages In Two
States Today
riutte, Mont., Dec. 17. Watie
reductions of 50 .cents to $1 for
employes of copper and line
n-.lnes in the Butte district and
mill and smelter men at Anacon
di and Great Falls were announc
ed today, following a conference
between mining coi"panics and
repVMetttattvaa of unions under
contract with them. The reduc
tions, effective January 20, will af
fect approximately 9500 men,
was stated.
Employes receiving $!.75 a day
will be reduced $1, those receiving
$4.50 to $5.75 will be reduced 75
rents nnd those receiving under
$4.50 will be reduced 50 cents.
Salt Lake City, t'tah, Dec. 17.
A cut In wages of silver lead min
ers of 75 cents a day and of cop
per miners of $1, the reductions
to go into effect January 1 was
decided upon at a final confer
ence of Ctnh mine apaaaMn here.
An official of the I'tah Copper
"mpanv, speaking in behalf of all
the big operators, said notices of
the reductions would be posted
within the next few days.
Charlie C. Barker,
Former Balem Man,
Dies In Portland
Charge C'lnton Barker, a resi
dent of Salem for manv years who
was well known hpre. died yaater
day st the Gtod Samaritan havpital
in Portland after a short Ulress
He had been engaged in the lnsur
nce business.
Mr. Rarker was the son of Mr
and Mr. W. a. Barker, who cross
ed the plains In 1S47 and settled nt
Salem. He is survived by a brother
William J. Rarker of Ai-He. Or., a
slxter, Mrs. E. L. Coldwell of Port
land, two nephews. O. B. Coldwell
and Harry Barker, both of Tort
land, and two nieces Mis Mary
Coldwell and Mrs. Bessie Harrison
.'qo of Portland.
The remains will arrive In Sa!T"
S-ut-dav at IS:M p. rn. Interment
will be made in the Oddfellows'
cemetery. The pallbearers who. will
escort the body from the train to
the cemetery will be R P. Boise.
O. E Waters John Mc-Nary. Dr T.
C. Smith George G. Brown and H
W. Meyers.
into the Washington. Her 17 Reappor-
"as secured j Tio-.ment in the house of repre
rm and hiul- j sematives to correspond with pop-
'n the road. ulatlon change as recorded in the
ured serious-! 1 ? rannin will be eons:dered by
d without a republican members of the house
at a caucus tonicht.
Nearer half a doten reappo"ion-
aW mind mpnt m D.ci, Via i-e heen present-
d mouth. ed Mnee the convening of the prea-jentaeaaion.
Is Won Over
..V. . : . .
uuuuna oi Augustus Jacuman, an
army field clerk, was shocking.
Jacuman held up both hands indi
cating to the constabulary soldiers
that he was not a policeman but
he was killed with two bullets
through the head.
The riot was started by the con
stabulary forces seeking to wreak
vengeance upon the police for mis
treatment Sunday of the wife of a
constabulary private, followed
Tuesday by the shooting of a con
stabulary private by a policeman
A committee of six to investigate
the riot was named by the legisla
ture in a joint resolution adopted
today.
Car Goes Into
Ditch; None Hurt
Mt. Angel, Or., Pec. 17. V cor
belonging to Mr. Eperllng f Mt.
Angel In making a turn In the road
near the Blnegar farm Wednesday
night went on its side in the ditch
nt the right side ot tne toad. The
ear was pUotM by his son and Mr.
Hperling and his wife were lldlnl
in the back seat when the accident
happened. All of the passengers
escaped without injury, but they
were more or less shaken up. The
ear was damaged to quite an ex
tent. Frank Simmons took the
family on to Mt. Angel hi his car
that night and yesterday Mr. Kper-
ling went back after
machine.
the vii-.-eked
Oregon Berry
Plants Banned
By California
Portland, Or. Dec. 17. Ap
proximately . two million strawber
ry plants destined for California
growers have been held up by ,m
embargo placed on Oregon grown
plants by the California state
board of horticulture, according
to information received at the
state chamber of commerce today
from B. M. Brodie of Oregon City.
The California officials shut off
one shipment of one million plants
by A. H. Finnegan, president of
ilie Clackamas county Strawberry
Growers association, and at least
as much more from the Can by.
Or., district, Brodie said. He lidd
ed that the plants In question hud
been examined by local and Cali
fornia horticultural experts and
absolutely no trace of any disease
had been found.
Sugar Market
Skimps Lower
San Francisco, Dec. 17. Sugar
continued its downward price
course today when the two local
refineries unnounced 1 allotments
to Jobbers at eight cents per pound
a decrease o half a cent.
',.i for the best cane
This
flue
granulated, with other grades re
duced proportionately.
Further downward revision I
forecast.
Denver, Colo., Dec. 17. Refill
ers of sugar aw mt i
reduction in price to
wholesalers
of fiftv cents
hundred pounds.
The new price is $7.80. ihe re
duction followed a similir reduc
tion by cane ir raflMH at the
seaboards. Today's price is lower
than for three years, it wis point
ed out.
Bank Deposit
Tax Proposed
'.ax on
one quart r of on- cm -
bank Atp
sits 1? roju'-" "
in t rrwliiPf-'l
todav by Kpresemc.-
live Trealway of Massachusetts.
ronnhlioan member
!h' h.'-J-e
ways and means commJttee.
Mr.
that such a
Trsdwav e.-'t.mai-'i
tax would net a rev
eriue of approx-
.,.iv one billion dollars annu ..-
ly.
$80 Oil Stock Now
Worth $30,000; Man
HereEas Land wear
. w t&n worth
E
X. FerKen --
of Texas oil
Recently he
:'ocX two I m -
was offered $30.M
for it.
a sa vs I
letter received from
H Suter. io
aatTtt street The Salem man
who own. Property sdjoir
the
-, which the on -
55-5 diaeovered. is iJJ-
ee on wni-"
Salem, Oregon, Friday,
Valuation of
County Units
Is Decreased
T li n
i axaoie rroperty 1?
$509,538 Short of
Total Levied Upon
Last Year ,
The figures of valuation com
piled by Ben F. vTest, county as
sessor on the incorporated towns
of Marion county, the school dis
tricts and the road districts show
otal appraised value of $41,782,-
S05, a decrease of $509,538 over
the total valuation qf last year.
Appraisal of the taxable property
in the school districts totals $290,
850. Incorporated towns of the
county are to be assessed on $15,
6S2,420 and road districts will pay
taxes on $26,100,185.
Salem is the city of largest tax
able property in the county with
appraised value of $11,620,413.
Silverton is second largest with
taxable property valued at $1,098,
758, and Woodburn at $873,609 is
third largest.
Valuation of Cities
Aumsville $$ 117,958
Aurora
159,901
71,348
163.737
207,225
233.496
346,572
11,620,413
62,430
1,098,758
346,159
55,403
59,738
163,074
873,603
102,599
Donald
Gervais
Hubbard
Jefferson
Mt. Angel
Salem
Scotts Mills
Silverton
Stuyton
SI
Paul
ubllmity
Turner
Woodburn
Vest Woodburn
Total $15,682,420
School Distrlds.
Hchool district No. 1, $396,933;
No. 2, $191,600; No. 3, $384,836;
No. 4, $1,773,076; No. 5, $182,655;
No. 6, $142,931; No. 7, $267,807;
No. 8, $314, 347; No. 9, 318. 217;
No. 10, $155,314; No. 11, $339,971;
No. 12, $63,526; No. 13, $271,260;
14, $536,643; No. 15, 632.01 4;
16, $67,708; No. 17, 86,745;
18, $307,328; No. 19, $139,526;
20, $431,435; No. 21, $73,036;
22, $341,121; No. 23, $433,053;
No.
So.
No. 24, $12,511,589; No. 25, $7'J.70o
Xo.
26. $164,151; No. 27, $176,680;
28, $60,041; No. 29, $183,27;
30, $117,739; No. 31, $274,910;
32, $2 15,970; No, 33, $86,075;
34, $394,915; No. 35, $70,643;
36, $375,362; No. 37, $246,914;
No.'
No.
No.
No.
No
No. 38, $415,414; No. 40. 5!i3,623;
No. 41, $207,888; No. 42, $92,181;
43, $55,058; No. 44, $258,699;
No. 45, $443,047; No. 46. $125,309;
No. 48, $286,209; No. 49. $31,35o;
No. 50. 328.922; No. 51, $271,428;
No. 54, $218,913; No. 56. $164,586;
$390,860; No. 58. $195,618;
No. 59, $329,963; No. 60, $260,783;
61, $220,091; No. 83, $189,800;
No. 65, $280,178; No. 67. !,(,
No. 68, $178,756; No. 69. 1221, 51b;
No. 70, $194,032; No. 71. $353,974;
No. 72, $ 135,682; No. 73. $157,206;
No. 74, $113,464; No. 75. $1 07,776;
No. 76, $530,442; No. .77, 476,914;
No. 78, $216,113; No. 79, $495,765;
No. 80, $217,490; No. 81, $59,086;
No. 82, $274,632; No. 83, $86,842;
No. 84. $257,805; No. 85, $52,660;
No! 86, $150,379; No. 87, $55,877;
No. 88, 612,210; No. 89. $182, 580;
No. 90, $307,291; No. 91, $651,665;
No. 92, $94,104; No. 93, $91,815;
No. 94, $205,215; No. 95, 160,018;
No. 96. $200,092; No. 97, $67,930;
No. 98, $80,595; No. 99, $358,696;
No. 100, $94,S49; No. 102, $247,
610; No. 103 $1,043,057; No. 104,
$203,264; No. 105, $53,185; No. 106
$40,535; No. 107, $161,810; No. 109
$21 7,964; No. 110, $99,942; No. 112
$81,111; No. 113, $137,547; No. 114,
$32,640; No. 115, $111,520; No. 110
$.",5,360; No. 117, $147,152; No. 118
.::;:'.:! !1 ; No 119. $118,918; No.
120. $147,443; No. 121, $29,918; No.
122, $153,489; No. 123. $56,180;
No. 124, $124,550; No. 125. $165,
737; No. 126, $100 463; No, 127,
$146,900; No. 128, $207,863; No.
129, $211,899; No. 130, $208,618;
No. 131, $99,855; No. 132, $20,790;
No. 133. $113,305; No. 134, $210,
2S3; No. 135, $166,733; No. 136.
S100.289; No. 137, 089 540; No. 138
Tt,0H; No. 139, $88 835; No. 140
$1710; No. 141, $196,212; No. 142,
iii.9S; No. 143, $62,060; total
chools $41,491,755; no school
district, $290,850; total, $41,782.
605. Itoad Dbtrlets.
Road district No. 1, $457,632;
No. 2. $677,003; No. 3, $1:46.303:
No. 4. $201,744; No. 5. $615,324.
No. 6, $266,568; No. 7, $794,865;
No. 8. $523,241 : No. 8H, $668,078;
So. 9. $289,817; No. 10. $512,742;
No. 11. $172,539; No. 12, $348,100;
'o. 13, $283,931 ; No. 14. $809,845:
J.o. 15. $429,582; No. 154, $217
84$; No. 16, $446,047; No. 17,
$671,949; No. 18, $385,845; No. 19,
$669,531 : No. 90. $255,670; No.
;0U, $528,259: No. 21, $247,060;
No. 22. $206,714: No. 21. $246,816;
No, 24. $228,996; No. 25, $241,091:
No. 26, $232,2J1: No. 27, $322,279;
No. 274. $18$. 907; No. 28. $381
;J4. No. 28 li. $475,51$; No. 29.
$315,754: No. $0, $382,751; No.
21. $571,598; No. 2. $362
79: No. 2$. $109,307; No.
33lj. $110,198: No. 34, $247,270;
No 35. $188,228; No. 26. $387,040;
No. 37, $260 922; NO. 55.
No. 39, $538,591; No. 40. $244,421;
D. 41, $418,131; NO. 42. IJJS.I.
No 43. $48,885: No. 44. $231,107;
No' 45. $259,788; No. 46. $348,436;
No 47. $282.7; No. 48. $194,045;
49, $462,524; o. , ZI..
51. $217,978; No. 52, 1406 301;
53, $318 li: No. 54. $17.70;
55. 1174,779; No. 5. $59.118;
57. $105,435; No. SI. $107,269;
59. $64,457: No. 0. $129,87$:
No. 61, $17,724; No. 62. 1220.1M:
No 3. 47.295; No. 4. 1444. zs:
No. 5. $114. 22; So. . $27.70:
Na. 1. $95.S55; No 8. $89,992:
No. 69, $272,142; No. 79. $106,710.
No 89. $209. $92; No. 89. $112,742:
No 99, $74,215; total f2l.103.185.
December 17, 1920
Former Service Men
Prefer Cash Bonuses
Senate
Washington, Dec. 17. Former
service men prefer cash payments
from the government rather than
educational, home or farm buying
assistance, the senate finance com
mittee was informedtoday by rep
resentatives of several organiza
tions of world war veterans.
E. H. Gates, representing the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, whose
membership he said was between
600,000 and 1,000,000 declared that
'the very great majority" desired
cash and would be willing to take
New York Contractors
Plead Guilty; Fines
Are Imposed by Court
Unemployment
Problem Grave
In Old England
London, Dec. 17 Unemployment
In Creat Britain has presented a
serious problem which government
municipal and labor organization
heads are seeking to solve. The ad
vent Of winter has made the situa
tion more urgent and nearly every
trade is affected, it was said today,
official statistics, admittedly in
complete show 1,00,000 out of v,prk
with clerks arfd middle class people
affected equally with laborers.
Labor circles declare 1,000,000 are
unemployed and that counting de
pendents, from 3,000,000 to 4,000,-
000 provisions are affected, a large '
, . : r 1 J I O
proportion neiug ivrnwi ntuiwia,
Hhoinas J. MacNamara, minister
of labor, has a plan to employ 50.
000 men in constructing new build
ings. Should the unions, which in
the past have opposed cooperation
of organized and unorganized work ;
ers In needed building work reject
the plan, MacNamara hinted the
government would take some ac-
ton.
Military School
Claims Halfback
Hi Score Champ
Lexington, Va., Dec. 17. In
Jimmy Leach, enptaia and half
back of the undefeated Virginia
Miliary Institute football team. It
is claimed that institution possess-
the leading Individual paint
scorer in the south and possibly in
the entire country during the pas;
season. In the nine games of the
"flying cadets" 1920 schedule,
l.eerh ran up a grand total of 210
points, scoring 26 touchdowns and
kicking 48 goals after touchdown:;
i nd two fi-ld goals.
France to Keep
German Vessels
Paris. Dec. 17 France will re-
tain all German ships which she
has been managing provisionally !
under the Versailles treaty, says
the Matin, which asserts that re
cent Franeo-Rritish conversations
on the subject have resulted In an
agreement. These ships aggre
gate 430,000 tons.
null khn Farmer.
Holdredge, Neb.. Dec. 1
-J.M.
Larson, 78, a farmer living near
here was gored to death yesterday
by a pet bull. Friends of th
aged man shot the iin.ii-al ar'-r
makinj several attempt to rescue j n' rsswps or me pissiaim si
him. Each attempt was net by i 1 ,ni' his retirement from office,
charge from the animal. ' March 4.
War Hero, Neglected
By Government, Turns
To Crime; A id Asked
Dallas. Or.. Dec. 17. Frank n.
Tacobson, 2", of Dallas, war veteran
t the marine corps, unable to
'vork because of a machine (run
hutlet wound through the abdomen
was arraigned in McMinnvilb- court
esrlv this wee); on a charge of bur
elary. A complete transcript of the
case is now on Its way to Washing
ton M Charles McNary with request
that he air it in Washington.
Driven by derperation to Fteal.
Tacobson. winner of the erolx o
nerre and the .founders m-dals
rraai the French governm-nr h--,
ausc he was unable to work 9nM
. .r,,. .rverPy of his wound, anil
.kfM nourishment because the
, rWh bureau cut hi
ion o tl per month, joined lots
with a burnlar and
f,lw that profession for a week
before he was captured by the au
thorities. Arralcned before Judge H. H.
Belt. Jacobson reveaPd tb stor,
of his career. The court demand
ed a iurv to hear the case and act
, -T"-,. iurv :. n
s an aavisorv "i ' -
vised the dismissal of the case and
suggested that Bteps be taken by
the court to bring about direct con
sideratlon from the government or
the wounded veteran's caae.
Jacobson Joined the marines and
was in France from May. 11. un
til late In tctob-r when he was
wounded at Champaigne. Jun 2S
he waa discharged from the army
with a compensation of ISO per
montn. after a surgical operation
had ben performed on his wound
Six months later his compenss'ion
was increased to 110 per month
and until September thia year he
oura&I
Probers Told
payments over a period of two or
three years.
Marvin G. Sperry, president oi
the private soldiers and sailors
legion said his organization pro
posed a measure which would cort-
vay Into the treasury "the surplus
war profits of corporations for the
past six years,
He said the United States Steel
corporation and the Standard Oil
company of New jersey had "sur
plus war profits in their treasuries
whicU indicated that three billions
could be secured from corporations
in general.
New York. Dec. 17. Twenty
nine cut stone contractors Indicted
for violatoln of the state anti-trust
act, pleaded guilty today. The day
also saw an adjournment of the
public session of the Joint legisla
tive committee Investigation of the
so-called "building trust."
Twenty seven of the contract
ors having corporations were fin
ed $2500 as individuals, with u
$2500 fine for each corporation.
Two contractors not ttaving cor
porations, were fined $5000 each.
Justice McAvoy ruled that the in
dividuals must spend one day in
Jail for each dollar of their fines
not paid.
McNary Pledges
Road Bill Aid
Portland, Or., Dec. 17. Assur
ances of his continued support of
the Chamberlain bill, which pro
vides for federal aid in western
road construction, was contained In
a telegram sent by stenator
Nary to the members of the asso
ciation of county Judges and com
mtmionor8 wno "ended their thre
day convention in Portland with n
banquet at the Imperial hotel
Wednesday night. The telegram,
which was read to the (atherlnt
by Dr. K. H. Smith of Lakeview.
Jresident of the organization, fol
lows; "I am supporting and Intend to
continue to support the Chamber
lain biil which provides federal aid
in road ownstruetlon."
High Officers To
Be In Salem For
W. O. W. Meeting
Many prominent l'orl landers,
including Acting Mayor Hjgelow,
and several high officials of the
W. O. W. lodge will be In Salem
Saturday night for the Initiation
to be held by the Salem district of
the order.
A street parade of members will
be held prior to the. holding of
ceremonies at the armory, after
which a big banquet Is to be held.
Thirty seven camps of this dlstrle
"'e to oe representee at tne meet
'ng, it was stated this morning,
Wilson to Make
Capital Home;
Buys Residence
Washington, Dec. 17. Purchase
for President Wilson Of the former
home here of Henry P. Fairbanks,
was announced today-by R. W.
Holling, the president's brother In
liw. The house will be the pernia-
mnnagedt o live on his compensa
tion. Then, the' war risk bureau,
without consulting .Tacobson to
learn the nature of his injury fur
ther than the medical records
could reveal, slashed the compen
sation to $28 monthly.
Struggling to live on that amount
by working as ho could. Jacobson
learned that one day of work
would cause him such illness that
be could not leave his bed the next
day. Becoming desperate for want
of livelihood, Jackson told Ihe
"ourt, he Joined le Wygant.
whom hoc barges Introduced him
'o burglary. Kventually came his
arreat.
The story of Jacobson's home
life was one of Interest. Ills edu
cation consisted of three years
schooling. His father dead his
Mother remarried he had shifted
for himself until the war. Itefore
bis enlistment he had only been In
trouble for drinking, but he told
the court he has not drank since
his wound.
Jscobson, wandering down the
course of life, after the country for
which he sacrificed much neglect
ed to take him Into direct consid
eration before cutting off the
monthly stipend which was his
only source of Income, found a
friend In the court and Jury at ,M(-Mtnru-ille.'
Petitions from the Jury
and the court have been forwarded
o Washington with the transcript
of the case asking that Senator Mc
Nary extend his efforts to regain
suitable compensation for Jarobaon
and that another surgical attempt
tie made to fit him for physical effort.
Four Killed, One Hurt
When Dredge Blows Up
Near South Bend, Wn.
Force of Explosion
Into River, Searchers Seek for Hour Before
Finding Corpse; Cause of Explosion Unde
termined South Bend, Wash., Dec. 17. Three men and a girl were
killed and one man injured last night when the dredge Beaver
of Astoria, which was engaged in dyking the McGowma
ranch at the mouth of the North river blew up and was
destroyed.
The dead: Eagle Christensen of Portland; Frank Behnke
and daughter Blanche and
Fred Welch of Ilwaco, Wash., was seriously injured but
will recover.
The body of the girl was
found until an hour afterward.
The nccldent occurred at nlm
'clock lastn Ight. There Is no
telephone communication with tha'
point and the first news of the ac
cident was received with the arrl
Val here of a launch bringing th
injured man and the body of 1
Christensen who died on the way.
The shrlojts of Blanche Behnke
could be heard as she was blown
into the river, according to reports
reaching here. A search for her
was immediately started but an
hour elapsed before her body was
found.
The dredge was operated by a
gasoline engine and a large quan
tity of gasoline was on board be
sides some powder used In blasting.
The case of the explosion had not
been determined today. The dredge
has been at work there for four
months and had a year'H work In
all. It came from Astoria where
Babnka had been engaged In the
lame work for several years. The
oroner and county attorney left
or the scene today to hold an In -
lUOHt.
The explosion broke windows in
bouse 300 yards away.
'ire Destroys
Graves Cannery
at Brownsville
Brownsville, dr.. Dec. 17. Fire
totally destroyed the Brownsville
cannery Wednesday morning',
causing u loss of at leant 130,000
The amount of insurance carried
will not be known until Mr.
raves, the owner, arrives tate
this afternoon. Three carloads of
fruit, awaiting shipment, were con
sumed.
The fire was discovered shortly
fter 3 o'clock by a son of Dr.
Kent, who rushed to the burning
structure, bural Into the office and
gan removing the books and
other records. The contents of the
fflce wen- the only things saved.
Population of
Various States
Is Announced
Washington, Dec. 17. Popula
tion of the l ulled States on Jan
uary 1 this year, as enumerated
in the fourteenth census, was 10.",,
708,771 as announced tod,iy by the
census bureau for certification to
congress as the basis for reappor
tionment of the members of the
house of raprajaentattvaf. fepMn th"
various states.
These are the final population
figures of the country und suites,
the statistics announced early In
Oetobai having been the prelimin
ary compilations. The population
of the states Is as follows:
Alabama 2,348,174; Arlxona !.
333,1103; Aii..isas 1,752,204; Cal
ifornia 3,421,8111; Colorado 93!
2; Connecticut 1,3X0,611; Dela
ware 223,003; District of Colum
bia 437.T.71; Florida 968.470;
Oeorsla 2.8r..832; Idaho 431.8; ;
Illinois 6.483,280; Indiana 2.930.
390; Iowa 2,404.201; Kansas 1,
769,257; Kentucky l,4U,4Ml
Doulslami 1.798,r,09; Maine 768,01 1;
Maryland 1.449,661; Maasachu
aetts 3,852.356; Michigan 3.668,41:!.
Minnesota 2,387,125; Misoisslppi
1,790.618; Missouri 3.404,055;
Montana 548,889; Nebraska. 1.
296.372; Nevada 77,407; New
Hampshire 44J.0X3; New Jersey
3.155,900; New Mexico J60,3r,ii;
New York 10.384,829: North (".u
ollna 2,559,123; North Dakota
645,680; Ohio 5,759.394; Oklahoma
2,028,283; Oregon 788.389 l'rt"
aylvanla 8,720.017; Ilhode Island
604.397; South Carolina 1.683.721,
South Dakota 636,547: Tenneas, c
2.337.885; Texas 4.663.2286; Utah
449,396; Vermont 352.428; Vlr
glnki 2.309.187; Washington 1.
356,621: Weat Virginia 1.463,701.
Wisconsin 2,632067; Wyoming
194.402.
Yankee Heiress
And Nobleman
Married Today
London. Dee. 17 Vlacount
Stuart, son and heir of the sixth
Earl of Caatleatewart, and Miaa
Eleanor May Oungenhelm. daugh
ter of Holomon R. Ouggenhelm of
New York, were married here to
day. The ceremony was perform
ed by Canon David of Coventry,
assisted by the Rev. I.. HS Stewart
rector of Stewartatown, County
Tyrone. Ireland, and waa witness
ed by more thun 100 relatrrea and
friends.
The Weather
OREGOX: Tonight and Satur
day rain west probably rain or
snow east portion, strong easter
ly gales.
IrOCAL: Temperature, minimum
86, maximum 17, set 38. Partly
cloudy, trace of rainfall, southerly
winds. River 8.8 feet, failing.
Price Tkren Cam
Throws Body of Girt
John Jarve, all of Astoria.
blown into the river and was not
Harding Calls
Upon Bryan for
Foreign Advice
Marlon, Ohio, Doc. 17. WllUam
! v n n i n ks ft ry an , former Becret mrr
of Rtate under President Wilson
and for many yearn nn earn out
vooate of world peace, wih called
Into conHultatlon today by Prt
dent-elect Harding retii'dlnR- tho
plan for an aHRoriution of nations.
The firHt former official or the
democratic administration to be
Hunimoned to the republican president-elect
table here, Mr. Hryaq
broujrht a fund of special kriowf
edga by virtue of hl experiences in
negotiating more than a score of
arbitration treaties while ho was
head of the department of state
It was understood that these trea
ties constituted one of the principal
subject! of Mr. Harding's Inquhies.1
ToniMht the two will speak from,
the Sams platform at a Presbyter
latl chureh rally here.
Ships Launched
In Current Year
Smash Recor ds
Washington, Doc. 17. American
shipbuilders broke the world's pre
war record of launchlngs durlna;
the last fiscal yenr, according to
annua! report of the commissioner
of navigation made public today.
American ships built and dncw
mooted during the year a grrcted.
:.S :ii.i' i i,n tuns i lie report said
.in.l ISrllisb shlpi niob r r.oiislrnf
tloil June 30, 1920, iiKgrcgalatt
8,808,056 tons.
American shipyards reached a
rate of 4,258,141 groSH Ions a yeSTT
to tin end of December, 1919. the
report shows.
American tonnage sufficient Hfc
carry i,u i r cent ,,f the foreign
tr;,tle of the United Statea bad been
registered July 1. During thu yaar
they actually carried 45 per cent
In value of the export from the
United Slates and 39 par cent or
the Imports, the report said. In
9114 American ships carried but 16
per cent of this country's exports
and imports.
County's Share
Of State Taxes
Doubles In Year
Tha bl h cost of living may be
co"ifng down bul the high coat of
taxea is iroing up. This fuel Ih vert
fled by the Increase of $208.5JI.l
In Marion county's part or th'
state taxes over that of 1920.
In 1920. the Marion county quota
of the state tax levy waa 6184,
088.20. The 1921 tax quota, for
Marlon county of the state tax levy
Is 1393. 622. 1.
The levy for this year reprrownta
'an Increase of more than 113 per
I cent over the year Jpst passed.
Woodmen Hold
Grand Session
Of Lodge Here
"The biggest milling held In
years bv Salem Modern Woodmen"
Is the wav pioneers of the order
( li;u terixed the meeting held last.
riK-ht. The new sta'e deputy. J. O.
Ilergus of I'ortland. was prearat
arid assisted In the Initiation of IT
candidates. Of thia number 11
were from Dallas, one from Ch--mawa
and the balance were Balaaa
candidatea. It waa early mor
before the work was finis
Luncheon waa served at 1 1 o'i
and after supper the work waa ran
tlnued until all the candidatea had
been given the aecret work In every
detail. There were 16 carloada af
Woodmen here from Dallas and a
few other camps in the stale
represented Several members I
admlted by tranafer card at
meeting last night.
It is a wise woman who
to do her Christmas hinting earf,
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