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OREGON: Tonight and Satur
day occasional rain; moderate
winds, mostly easterly.
LOCAL: Rainfall, .02; souther
ly winds; cloudy; maximum 60,
minimum 46, set 51; river 4.6
feet and stationary.
, ,4 0M; 1920. 17,679
m nty 14.181
"!I Tludit Bureau of Clreu-
Price Three Cents Sf VooA s
191 SalPtn Oreirnn. Fridav. May 20. 1921 a a...- v.. mams fivt ceib
C api t alibi
IRTIAUAW IS DECLARED IN WIS I VlnlilNA
. - i
enator seetzs i o suppress expose oj uraji iLvaaers
With Precious Gram
At 4" A1TT
. T Mnr TO
Afn Wl Q C il'V V JLO
Krt, IIOjCO J
... n.nMn .mintiftS. all ad-
re VI tfaW"
pH the consti-
goal limitation la their tax
this year on the face of fig-
UA hv tho .!:it(; laX
CUUiy ii cu uj
linrum u'lmsp iinnar-
a a c muiivMi
excess amounts to $33,342;
I on anilfll'Pnt fY-
.ao HO 07 anil Pnl If With
uurent excess over me o yci
t limn amuuiuniB
eicess of arproximntely
L . I .. 1,.,, thia rite
J- 1, ..I,.... ...illaitiiin
tug wu started enabling the
nr tn hnlli lin 'tclld the
ol the excess to the various
Marion's total tax levy, the fig-
IU LUG Ul tC 1,1 INC MlltC ICbA
Biisioner show, is $1,081.-
i imuauuuB me t-Kdi a iuuui
be levied arrnrftine- tn the tax
i uia tuuu i rut; ik v v i tn iiin i . . iit. l: l j n v vrr-i ixj ii ; i hm ,i i t
... ' ' nn,,i-mt noma Tii W Ujn ITIUIJIII LI Hid V 11UI11 i'" . w
. tt vrt rvom nt ranium w
nil limit ir i.tHv x h i .?. leive iium i icoiutut va.e -
n . ! 1 J.L ...Amnn rf AlYlPHCa. 1 flfi
.umoiuiihj- iui iiicoe ctpitai - . figs ueeil purtllaacu iui xit wj . .
i of the tax department
The nrart.ir.p nf nRHPRftnra
mending the taxes on the rolls
w nills or tenth of a mill in
f MM maboa f,,r o v&d.. t in
Ut Dortion of the excess
nia tnilu.n... ; .. .1 t:
Uiese three counties.
t o f
County Court's Ex
plantion of Excess
Levy In Marion Not
Failure of the Marion county
court to make an explanation of
the presence of an excess of $33,-
342 over and above the legal lim
it in the 1921 tax levy, oher than
it was a mistake the blame for
which is unplaced coupled with
the fact that the court has been
aware that such an excess existed
since early in April without mak
ing any announcement of the fact,
today places the excess in the light
of something more than an error.
Today the taxpayers are asking
why, since the excess was called
to the attention of the county
court by the Southern Pacific rail-
,.M,i comnanv when It paid lis
taxes prior to April 5, the alleged
"error" has not been traceo to us
source, in tae six weeks or more
that have elapsed? Why no an
nouncement of the "error" was
made until it was asked for by The
Capital Journal verday? Wny
Judge W. M. Bushey sougkt to
minimize the "error" by announ
cing only the $17000 refund which
must be made on taxes already
paid, instead of admitting the full
, nt the nver-ievy in wi,-
ninuuu. - r .
342 as it appears on the booxs of
the state tax commissioner.'
That the "error" was something
more than an accident is well
within the bounds of reason,
i . varinn county incur-
red a deficit of at least (
, Ban On Publication
Of "Slacker Lists"
Washington, May 20. A bill under which the war depart
ment would be directed to suspend publication of its so-called
"slacker lists" pending furtther investigation as to their
correstness was introduced today by Senator Stanley,
democrat of Kentucky.
Utopian Isle Held
0. K. By Investors;
Other Buyers Found
Unshaken faith in the sun
drenched, fruit-abounding, oyster-
yielding "Garden of Eden" islana
off the coast of Mexico, was re
asserted this morning by several
well-known Salem men who
bought portions of the vest-pocket
edition of paradise a few days ago.
The fact that local men had made
1 ,1... Islnnil horUmA
purcnuses im m -- -
known here yesterday when word not have and could not give clear
was received from Yakima, wasn-i tine to me yrupeiLj.
presentation took place at the White House at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. Mrs. Harding, ivirs. nugn, wu
tary of state, Mme. Jusserand, wife of the French ambassa
dor and Princess Lubomirski, wife of the Polish minister,
assisted in the presentation.
u ot.,,,1 t thP union station, Mme. Curie was greet-
w.. nninpnt women. She was accom-
ea Dy a ran iiiarec u, yiv- - .,,.. t
J. . , A j v,tot. onH Mrs. William Brown
pamed Dy ner iwu uaugiio -
Maloney of New York.
Formal presentation of tne
gift to Mme. Currie who came to
this country expressly to receive
it, was made at the white house
. . . v.;,.,.
oi a roramnnv attenoea oy msu
which is due to preeminence in
science, scholarship, research and
humanitarianism. But with it all
we bring you more. We lay at
r.t tho testimony of that
yuui 1 ' 1 -
irnrton. that two Yakima investors
have alleged that the island was
misrepresented to them by Mrs.
Kna Harner. the "island queen,"
who visited Salem about one week
That he and others anticipate
makiner Palmito dl Verde, the Is
land In question, their home dur
ing at least part of the future
vpars. was the statement this
morning of Charles R. Archerd, of
the Archerd Implement company.
The island, its resources, and Us
special features, climatic and oth
erwise, have been investigated by
thoroughly reliable men, Mr. Ar-xhai-H
uniii and have been found
to be all that lt characterization
Other Investors Found.
Mr. Archerd explained that he
expects to make the tropical island
his winter home tn the ruture. ne
Puts Mining Area
Under Troop Rule
Proclamation Necessary to End "State of War,
Insurrection and Riot," Says Executive;
Labor Leaders Appeal to Non-Union Miners
to Strike; Protection Promised
Charleston, W. Va., May 20. Governor Morgan today
issued a proclamation declaring martial law in Mingo county,
the scene of industrial strife for more than a year.
What has been termed a "lockout strike" has been in
- - xi . . i : c i i ntr:n.A l .1 r,-, lMnn, n
progress in Hie cuai iniuea oi me juuigu nciu iui uniuoi
year and, according to the governor's proclamation a "state
ot war, insurrection ana riot is ana nas Deen ior some mue
Soon after the governor's proclamation appeared, Charles
F. Kenney, president of the district 17, United Mine Work
ers of America in a signed statement called upon all non-1
union, miners in the Mingo field to strike and promised them
union benefits while they were idle.
Militia Receives Rifles
Williamson, W. Va., May 20. Determination of the Mingo
county authorities to preserve order in the upper Tug river
valley mining region took tangible form today when several
i .;jn ;., ,.,1 v,tr PnTvtm'n TtrrtMciift. command-
cal nature. It was anything nui a nunarea rules weie jci-civcu .,.... , -
paradise, they alleged, and stated ing the state police in this region. They were taken to the
in addition that "Mrs. Harper did I , whfir business and professionel men who yes
terday took the oath as special state policemen were wait
ing to receive them.
en by the two Yakima residents,
against Mrs. Harper.
In their suits against Mrs. Har
ner W L. Snearer and Sam Pat
terson of Yakima,' declared that
the island of which they had been
inf nnn cA was of a rather chimeri
cal nature. It was anything but a
deficit of at least 38,z ( cocoanuts, he said,
the budget figures for 1920 win p
at a ceremony attenueu u; uv,- .
ficials of the government and lov. which all generations of
bv a committee of those respon- men have been wont to bftow
sV-rVaLtng the purcnase upon the nohU wc .man th eun-
. - . A Tha rut Mlin .eo fln W 1c. I ' "
rim, nr iiuu.uvu. " D... -
will be used to continue research
work for prevention of disease.
Praised as Leader
...,mt,or nf vears ago a reaa
er of one of your earlier works
To Dead Jurist
uhlnrton, May 20. Scores of
vi lue jurist, numbering
, unitiais, out renre-
'i r . l . . ...
uumoier walks of life
callwl tndai. ol .v.. k
' """" the distinguished visitor, io muc. - - ..,,.,.,.
, -- JUHt I r nil- If! ... ' i 1 ifinri n V -hsthUr IllG Cll-i B
PI their r-n, J . " !plrU ot womannuuu w,F - -- V . i. created within
".uience continnort tn ho
- "b an parts of the coun-
funeral of the late
"M. which will be held' we Tn,,.,. in the age of In.wer which is doubtless hope--
residence tomorrow mon ientists in the age o an" m
wll h,mu.j, . science, as leaaer amun6 r" the
tmnr::."' mP"- m the n.ration which see. wo- t0 believe in ana.og, -
-liii ea in in " . . -
to the personal attainment, of the observation that . here was
the di.tingui.hed visitor, to the much divergence o. u,
of womanhood typ t.ee , ;wnetner lu ,.,
her. and to the national irau.- ,Te BUUOl"7, ,h.mselve, or
tiop. which lie behind her - "JmZJi
tlve Poland and her adopted ,s gather .'" from
country, th. Fr.nch repubnc . ire-1. tb
"We rreet you as toremobi them, i ----- h.
Ol ue for the day.
to mm i . . . . ,
jman tardily .ntoh.r own," . Ritual and t
said the president. . Jb "7... th. radio-active
k "We erreet you a. an exemplar whtcn i may
FfllVl km I f 's vfctories in the gen-',,, or .plrlt , or -J
OaOrt In eraton wherein liberty ha. won lt what you choose-murt first
hyouwe tlfy'Inerour fZ.
n th. ancient 'friend.hip. ter-ard radiat. f"
which have bound - to both th. t0 those near It I be J I. h
country of your adoption ana ,um 0I many ... -
that of your nativity. " in on great soul., which enable.
"It has been your ionui.. them ,0 warm. 10 -
4r-4 1 tl m M . i w
I, , Mme. Curl., to accompmu -" dilte, to illumin. ana
ilesia has . . . . , -i. We u
nf I77 immortal wora ior - . them."
rtJv., . ' ""5u.vuae K , the need of nonor -
a-i in raiietA fnHV... .
n the cmintv court's error In
including two compulsory tax
items in the excess budget, wmcn
was declared illegal by the su-
rt These items were the
pn in' . . .
common school levy and the high
school tuition fund, wmcn iu
county court is requireo oy iaw
to provide fer over all other levies.
These two deficits were made up
out of other county funds to com
ply with the law making the crea
tion of the school funds compul
sory, but no explanation of how
the deficit was finally adjusted
was ever made.
County Commissioner Hnnt's
statement recently that the court
is facing a deficit of around $40,
000 in its road fund may have
Hne on the situation.
t.,st where the excess in th.
levy for the present year comes i
not entirely clear, but at least
three items in the budget indicate
where some of the deficit might be
made up. In the levy for school
purposes in the county the budget
an increase of $34,529.88
over the amount provided for the
oame mimmM list
Inestimating the needs of the
cmintv hieh school tuition tuna
the budget places the amount at
;n nnn hut the assessor was in
structed to levy at $52,000 tax for
Anna intlv to provide for emer
encies which might arise, th.
county court in its budge asked
fnr snnroximately $15,000 more
for tb. general fund than the est!
mate amount needed for that fund
and spend a large part of his time
engaging in the piscatorial pas
time. Three more Salem men were this
morning found to be investors in
the Inland. They are D. B. Jar-
.n 744 Cottage street; A. I. Eoff
h v. H Jorv. 827 S. Commercial.
Other local men who are said to
have made purchases are David
Drager, county treasurer; Frank
Purvine, UU Saginaw street;
Andrew Anderson, a local contrac
tor; and Mr. Archerd. '
Pleased, Sav Salemites.
Those Salem Investors who could
be located today declare they
were perfectly satisfied with their
Investments and were contemplat
ing no action, similar to that tak-
C.itt. Are Pendinflt.
Local investors expressed the
belief, today that the Associated
Press had carried erroneous ng
ures. By the Associated Pres.
Mrs. Harper was quoted as saying
that about 34,000 acres of the land
were sold to Yakima valley resi
dents at a cost of about $25,000.
Sheerer and Patterson, in the
milt thpv hrotiirh t. asked that Mrs
Harper return to them $448 and
$700 which they had paid down
for their nronertie s and cancel
their notes for $1400 and $3397
deposited in a Toppenish bank. A
number of Yakima residents are
now on the property, It was stated,
and other suits are pending.
Hay Held Plentiful.
Salem men who were approach-
ed as potential Investors I out d.u approximately $75,000 of
not buv. claim they were told that
?1 a ,m vleld as high as which $45,000 has been pledged
90 tons of hay to the acre, that by the people of Salem and the
oysters would be picked off of trees Daiance In property and bonds,
ar nnn Mark Reached
f . . I "7 , , . . .it. J KeeA.
T- UlaHrrn- TJomniTlfl-lcracK ""
JUI xoyifei-, ed . Ch,ef o( Pollce Jenkins
er Held In Bonus ana
The Master Mason's degree was
last night conferred on Salem
lodge o. 4 A. F. & A. M., by th.
which dipped their branches into , nothing to prevent, the
the surf, that there were only a g Ho8plu, association In corn
few tracts left apd that they would gummatlllK lnelr plans by the i
have to hurry of they wished to , the new
buy. In a few years, it vym point
ed out, the Invostors would be on
"easy, street." Pictures showing
natives gathering trutt trom me
trees, were shown to Salem resi
dents. The island Is said to be located
off the mainland of Mexico, nei.r
the mouth of the Gulf of Califor
nia. It Ib said to hare a perfect
climate and to be wonderfully rich
Mrs. Harper, the "Island queen,"
is said to be highly intelligent,
and of a type to Inspire confidence.
She was In Salem but a short time.
TVirvallis and Grants Pass de
baters were laid to rest yesterday
Suit for $400
Alleging that hi. reputation
was injured and hi. good name
shocked and humiliated whan he
Daiei " .
bv the Salem high school debate was brought before Judge Lnruh.
oy iut - . i nn a warrant
. Tj.1,ene and the locals junntc .
teams at Eugene, ano tne ;., , fnr nl. arrest, charging
will this afternoon argue against j ,tolen a sack
j ,..llto fnr th dfi-1 ......
May 20 The
m- rnnaar ati.
aieax lt i
circles here. In-
i Proceeding among
ft t. Jr"m"" in an at-
T. - "allWe .he . ...
aatotg JTt of the supreme
7 w ue np the 81-
'',?ad DOSSlhle that
fassssCT.. " 64 ade to
Child Wife Freed
Of Murder To Face
20 The first degree murder
JT. tk payment of the Farmmgton, no, r , , 0rd. in connection
rPass-8'1'1- held p charge against Mrs. John rww." ' T lm Lmy. was
LT?n with the death of her six-yew J rjegrtt
"a . into that di . , . rs-.nit Court today. A charge f
i"iiatrty , an. h? C""" ZaTfi'ed airainst the child wife.
con4:uons the" ! manslaughter immediately was fi.ea agi
r,,f Or . May 20. Passen
ger train 502 on tb. Coo. Bay tin.
6f the Southern r-acitic coiiiaea
with a freight train in the yards
her at S:l thU morning. C. J.
Griffith, mail elerltwa reported
seriously Injured and several pas
sengers were shaken np aad
Fir. i all right la ita place, but
don't let fire from a -one gel
loose aad ban a house, a city, or
a forest. Fat oat very apart Be
fore to throw it away.
Eugene and Corvalll. for the de
bat. championsnip oi me
Yesterday afternoon the Salem
affirm itive team won a unanimous
from the Grant. Pass neg-
attvi and Salem', negative defeat
ad. the CorCvalll. affirmative by a
t to ' decision. Thl. aiternoou
o.i.- negative will again meet
the Corvalll. affirmative, and the
first of July to erect the new
building, according to a Btate-
ment made by Henry W. Meyer.,
manager of building operation.,
and who haB been handling the
pledge. In the recent' campaign.
Before starting the campaign
the association resolved that it
must have at least $45,000 pledg
ed by the people of Salein before
building could b. commenced.
Thl. mark was reached last night
at a late hour when friends of
Mr. Meyer, came to his support.
The cost of th. whole unit will
probably be about $100,000, but
the money now pledged and me
holdings of the association this
entire amount I. assured.
Nnw is the time for all who
are Interested in the future ot Sa
lem to add their bit to tne amount
required and to boost for a better
and bigger hospital, ror one oi
the best asset, of a city 1. an up
to date hospital," .aid Mr. M.yer.
"Th need of a modern hospit
al has bean apparent for years
and Increased demand mean.
h. the neonlc of this commu
nity now have the opportunity 10
back up an assured fact."
More than 60 Portlanders attend
ed the ceremonies at which about
400 persons were present.
The elaborate work, put on by
police fro mthe various Portland
lodge., was said to be unique In
every detail. About 75 per cent
of Portland', police officer, are
Masons. Constant practice haa
made the police team one of the
most efficient in the state.
Following the formal ceremon
ies, a banquet which had been
prepared by wives of local Ma-
ons was served.
In Respect to
An order received by wire from
headquarters In Washington re
quest thnt the flag on tne saiera
postofflce be" at half mast all day
Saturday In respect to Chief Jua
tice White, who died Thursday
and whose funtral will be held to
morrow. The flag was also at half mast
today in respect to Franklin K.
Lane, ex-secretary of the Interior,
who died suddenly a few day. ago.
of potatoes on May 13, Ray Clark
haa filed suit In the circuit court
tn nhtaln $400 damages and $25
attorney's fees, from H. Nichols
who caused his arreat.
Beside, being arrested for steal
ing the .puds, Clark claims that
the constable of Marlon county
searched bl. premises for garden
i nnn' neighbor t. more careful
of another man', porperty than he
1. of hi. own. NO one nas any
more right to et fire to another
man', wood, than to hi. house or
tha corvalll. affirmative . and TJS Nichols claimed he
native lhad alao .tol.n. The plaintiff fur-
iawuup..--r ..v'.i,.r states that the officer tan-
J,t '. na" veTaT unabU to ed to find either th. .pud. or th.
onSlemi neffauTe, w u - mmmMam nA .v., nn a mot on of the
. tK - P m manes, iook oi iw -
enter the . m,"" ... ln,Hl.tHrt attorney the case was
p,a with tne am r-.-, "j--" " " -
Trench Ue of Paper Money
IS Bociauai xuua
Paris, May 20 A bill authorlx
,Ke Mvernment to issue 150,-
00.000.000 francs In paper mon-
ey was introduce is tne cnanmer
a dep Hies today by fonr moderate
asclaiists The object of the meas
re if to enable the government to
payments for reeonsinjc-
IMIIIH , '
C- . . . A.-wmmt A reetona and
lio to enable lt to retire national police department
SEciencte. and other bond. I dared today.
B,irt Ttaid Private
Stocks to Fulfill Contracts
Windsor. Ont, May 20. Boot
irn who contracted to .apply
j runner. In Detroit, with whiskey
have been so hard pressed for .up
ntlea since the Isw against Im
nortatiou of liquor from Quebec
went into effect that they have re
sorted to organ lied raid, on llq
nor stocks In private homes here.
Leeion to Observe Memorial Day.
Dallas, ur., may u. i ut
,..,ui nf the American Legion is
preparing for Memorial day Mon
day, May 30. It u piannea u,
make the event more noteworthy
than tn the past. It Is expected
that the Legion members, company
L and many of the lodges will ba
In the line of parade. The Legion
expect, to be able to announce the
entire program in time for publi
cation next week.
Bail Is Denied To
Alleged Driver of
N.Y. "Death Cart"
I,. nt M J. Mav 20 yesterday by five persons as the
Gulseppe De Flllppo, charged with driver of the wagon of explosives
mr.r tn destroy the United believed to nave carnrea me ..-
States assay office In New York in
connection with the Wall street
explosion last September, today
was held without bail tor a hear
ing May 26 by United 8 tales Com
missioner Charles E. Hendrick
son. Da Fllippo, who eras Identified
aster, was formally given Into cus
tody of the federal authorities to
day. Aaked by Commissioner Hen
drlckson if he desired to make a
statement. De Flllppo aald:
"I know nothing of it. I never
heard of the explosion. I don't
; Known wnere r$ ui eun w.