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Average for 1920, 6250
Potion of Sal.m 1900. 4258:
1910 14,094; 1920, 17,679
Marion County 1920. 47.177,
Polk county, 14,181
Member of Audit Bureau of Clrctt-
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OREGON: Tonight and Satur
day fair; moderate northwesterly
LOCAL: Northerly winds, clear;
maximum yesterday 85, minimum
today 48; river -1.2 feet and sta
Salem, Oregon, Friday, August 5, 1921
Price Three Cents
ON TRAIN 3 AND NEWS
STANDS FIVE OBH1
Borah Introduces Bill
to Slash Third Off
Armed Forces In
crease Loan Rates
Washington, Aug. 5.-Reduc-
ojthe army to lou.uuo
was proposed today m a
From Flax Field
Senator Borah,, re-
1 1 ..t Yi t
cuolican, Jaauu, "
ErfUinstne strength at 150.000.
Reductions in army and navy
opesditures is the only hope of
educing taxes, Senator Borah de
dared, supporting his resolution
to cut the army to 100,000 men.
There are no places where we
an cut expenses to any appreci
able extent except the army and
.vy"said Senator Borah. "If we
1'not willing to do that we
might just as well tell the coun
try that we will do very well if
e hold expenditures i
Twenty prison guards and a
score of Marion county officers
were this afternoon combing the
Salem district in search of James
Ward, 26, convicted of manslaugh
ter, who, while working in the
flax fields near the state peniten
tiary, slipped away qui?ty aoout
9:30 this morning. His escape was
detected at 10 o'clock.
Ward, a trusty, was committed
from Linn county on March 15 for
an indeterminate period of not to
exceeded two years. He would have
been eligible to parole ufter hav
ing seived one year.
On September 6, 1920, Ward in
company with two men, drove into
Sweet Home in an Intoxicated con
dition. In an effort to arrest
Ward, Henry Schenk, mayor of
Sweet Home, deputized Mounts
Story, 78, another Sweet Home
resident. Ward resisted arrest
and in the fight that fallowed
Story sustained injuries from
which he later died.
Officials said this morning that
Ward may have headed toward
Jefferson, where he has relatives.
He is light complexioned, weighs
about 140 pounds, anLtiva feet, 3
inches tall. He was dressed in
London, Aug. 5. Another
tjeting of the Ulster cabinet has
been called to discuss
peace negotiations, it
noiu "i- 'nounced today, although it is re
vere they now are anu mat meie
is no hope for reducing taxes." iterated in Belfast that no mes
His proposed reduction in the'sage has been received there from
Senator Porah said, wouiu ,Eamonn DeValera.
It is added that no overtures
iwm oe enieriameu wmcu ubuf surance.
ished the powers of the northern I The fire is supposed to have
been caused by sparks from the
$50,000,000 to $70,-
Enactment of the bill authoriz-
In? an Increase from 5 to & per
cent in the interest rate on federal
(arm loan bonds was completed to-
da when the senate concurred in
Silverton, Aug. 5. Flames com
pletely destroyed the home of D.
D. Miller, farmer of the Ever
green district two miles south of
this city, this morning at nine
o'clock, and it was only with dif
ficulty that surrounding build
ings were saved. Including furn
ishings, the loss is estimated at
,$6500 with no protection from in-
Relief Officials Skep
tical No Prisoner
Freed by Russia Has
Yet Crossed Border
London, Aug. 5. The American
relief officials in Loudon are plac
Failure of Disarma
ment Meeting Would
Be Calamity Declares
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 5. If
delegates to the forthcoming dis-
Tax Rebates Not
to be Made Until
Taxes Are Paid
I'm 51 ftl tint . n tar a ti ; Wiohln o-
ing little faith in the reports thatl, , V V" , w
ton "truly and constantly repre
the American prisoners in RussU 8enr the Qesires of thelr nation8i
have been released.
"We are keeping a vigilant
watch over every possible exit the
Americans might take from Rus
sia and none save Mrs. Marguerite
Harrison has as yet come
an agreement will be reached and
an era of peace and prosperity will
be opened in the Pacific that will
extend ultimately to Europe and
throughout the world, Lord North
cliffe, the noted English publish
er, declared in an address at a
through," said Walter L. Brown, luncheon given in his honor by
European director of the American tne Canadian club here today,
relief administration. President Harding and Secre-
ihot lary Hugu.es, Lord Northc.lifte
"This leads us to believe
the Letvian report of their release ;said' have a "very clear unaef-
must be a product of the bolshevik
None the less the imperial gov
ernment continues optimistic as
a house amendment prohibiting a to tj,e outcome if it gets the op-
rate of nore than 5 per cent on
bond issues after June 30, 1923.1
The bill goes to the president.
posing leaders together.
While the Sinn Fein leaders
are maintaining silence, it is be-
Oppositlon to many new forms d Mr DeValera and his ad-
of taxation proposed by Secretary , fvnr conference in Lon-
of the Treasury Mellon continue", an(J wj1 8Upport before the such an extent that tne local ap
chimney settling on the dry, mos
sy roof. The entire family was
out of the' house at the time but
a small son discovered the blaze
from the barn, efforts of the
family nearly succeeded in ex
tinguishing the fire, until a
breeze whipped up the flames to
standing of the momentous char
acter of the gathering at Wash
ington, which in ray opinion may
German to WorV Alorf we" prove to ue lhe greatest and
Berlin, Aug. 5. Germany will most pregnant gathering of the
conduct her work in relieving kind that has ever been held."
famine sufferers in Russia, inde-j "In England as you know,"
pendently of other powers, it is;Lord Northclifte saj:l, "we are
officially announced here. disarming. The British army is
About 200,000 tons of grain reduced to a figure below its peace
must be available to feed the in- strength before the war, while the
habitants of the districts afflicted! navy is weaker, both as regard
by famine, according o a wireless, big ships and personnel, than it
dispatch received here from Mos
cow, quoting George Tchitcherin.
bolshevik foreign minister.
The dispatch declared the soviet
government is mobilizing all pub
lic agencies for relief
was in January, 1914."
Statements made Wednesday
in the house of commons as to the
replacing of four obsolete battle
cruisers by new vessels of the
wor t and post-Jutland type did "not essen-
reiterates recent denials of reports jtially alter this fact, he asserted,
of horrible conditions in tha dis- as Britain has at present only one
tricts stricken by crop failures. Abig shin partly embodying the
republican parliament a proposal
for such a conference.
It is hoped in government cir
cles here that the republican uar
lumcnt win announce its willing-
ness to open dire.-.t negotiations home, were completely consumed
London for the future govern
of southern Ireland while
In grow today among house lead
era. They planned to continue
tbeir fight to reduce the nation's
tai bill by $fi()0,000.000.
In a statement published today
Representative Mondcll of Wyoin
ht. the republican leader, de
flated that in his judgment it is
' ' paAM,nl In II.,, ,,.
frltiT levy by $500,000,000 and attempting through other sources
Will take care of the essential make an arrangement with
needs of the government. .Ulster.
Representative Mondell also The Ulster cabinet meeting was
came out flatly against any in- caueu iui im i..
creased postage and bank cheek
tax. The republican leader also
has said that he doubted either the
necessity or the advisability of the
automobile It vy. He declared for
repeal of the transportation and
soda water taxes, the excess pro
tax and the higher income surtax
es, with additional revenue pro
ri'ied through 5 per cent increase
in lhe corporation income tax1.
The senaie adopted today a res
"king tne department of com- ,. k , 8nort time in the
T"" " information regaruing Sa,em clty jail few munlh8 ag.
according to local officers.
Aranda, who, according to news- I
paper stories, has been praised j
called, was of
paratus, which w;
The household goods of Selwin
Miller, a brother in California,
which were stored in the Miller
S Here Ca lled
Senor Roberto Aranda, hailed j
as the "Mexican Caruso" in press
Senator Wadsworth dispat(.hes from Syracuse, New j
competition of European motion
pictures said to sell in this coun
try at one-iifth of the domestic
Auto Is Damaged
In Collision Here
An automobile driven by Wil
liam Jones, ronte 1. received minor
damages this morning when it col
lided With a truelc nwnul hv lh
by Mary Garden and John Mc
Cormick, also sang before 4he stu
dent body at the Salem high
school. Aranda said he wan grad
uated from several educational in
stitutions in Mexico City.
Aranda, broke and hungry, was
taken in custody by the Salem po
lice, and was booked as a "vag."
During his perisd of incarcera-
People's cash store. The accident tion he entertained officers with
occurred at the corner of Com- many vocal selections,
mercial and Center streets. The Aranda is 28 years of age, but
truck was not damaged, and neith- has. the appearance of being much
f 'he drivers was lpjured. 'younger.
Marks Final Honors
Paid to Dead Tenor
xPles, Aug. 5 Mrs. Enrico tsent as tokens of the sorrow felt
Caruso has received more than 2,- in virtually the entire occidental
? teIerams of condolence from ' world.
fcstmls in various parts of the It was estimated that nearly
. who are sorrowing over the 50,000 persons gathered in front
01 the treat sinr lux'nC ha hasiliea The nress of the
one from Queen ir,"thr rrnml in its attemots to enter the
of England, which church to view Che casket of the
fnwnlia tn,.r wai SO CTeHl lllSt
... . aMMUUS
lei ' lth lp regTet that I troops had to charge several times
tbe rieath of your gifted upon tie throng.
."I aose wonderful vnic ' Mnvine from the church, the
Has 60 Percent
That California has only 60 per
cent of a normal prune crop, and
that the recent hot spell in the San
Jauquin valley did great damage,
was the statement'of S. S. Johns of
Myrtle Creek, one of the largest
prune growers in that section of
the country, while in the city to
day on business.
Mr. Johns had just returned
from California, where he spent
the winter, and states that the
figures of the California pruno
crop are higher by 20 per cent
than originally estimated.
The hold over of last year's crop
there is 20,000,000 pounds, accord
ing to Mr. Johns.
special dispatch from Moscow to
the Rotefahne, the con'.m'inist or
gan here, says the soviet govern
ment has officially denied hating
applied to the United States, Great
Britain or any other powrsr for
In order to save the numerqus
fected by the Elm tree
beetle the Valley Motor company
'of this city has offered to S. H.
jVan Trump, county agricultural
agent, a bean spray connected with
la Fordson tractor with which to
spray the foliage ana to save as
many as possible.
The tractor is on rubber whals
and can be taken any place, t
spray reaching a height of 50
feet under a 300 pound pressure.
The material for the spray will
be furnished from outside sourc
es and the work will be under the
supervision of Mr. Van Trump.
Fourth Yacht Race
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Aug. 5.
America won the fourth interna
tional yacht race here today, de
feating the British entries by the
close margin of 17 points to Hi.
Great Britain won the first three
The yachts finished in the fol
Grebe, America, first; Polly and
Flya, Great Britain second and
third, respectively; and Victoria.
Great Britain, sixth. The British
yacht Jean and the American Shei
la had trouble with their gears
and abandoned the race.
lessons of Jutland, and the new
ships cannot be completed in less
than five years.
Continuing, Lord Northcliffe
said in part:
"The world is sick, and needs
time to recover from the tremend
ous shock it has received. What
are known as social questions are
also pressing upon us; for while
the economic and industrial post
tion is not normal, millions of
men and women who, during the
war, attained a higher standard
of living, are anxious not to be
thrust back into pre-war condi
tions. "Failure of the conference would
be a catastrophe."
Ku Klux Klan
Texarkana, Texas, Aug. 5. The
proprietors of the three leading
hotels here yesterday received no
tices signed "Ku Klux Klan com
mittee" reading as follows:
"Get rid of all negro poiters.
This means business."
Negro employes of two of the
hotels immediately quit their jobs.
Dealer Back From
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scott re
turned this morning by motorcycle
rom southern "Oregon where they
. . . i .,1 i,i.r I allP
attenaea me mitjiuiu-,-..
Scott was ine
Portland, Or., Aug. 5. Three
Chinese, thought by police to be
Suey Sing gunmen sent from San
j Francisco to even the death score
with the Hop Sing tong in Port
land, were arrested here today.
A loaded revolver was found by
detectives, hidden in a newspaper
and rolled in a' bundle of inno
cent overalls. The Orientals, who
insisted that instead of being tong
assassins they were inoffensive
farmers looking for work gave
the names of Lee Sing, Huey
Thet and Henry Hoy.
Here In Town
For the purpose of writing a
bulletin on prune culture, C. F.
Kinman, pomologiatof the agri
cultural department of the Unit
ed States government, has been
making investigation of several of
the largest prune districts in this
Mr. Kinman is obtaining Infor
mation particularly along the
lines of fertilizing, pruning, and
spraying and cultivation, and
stated this morning that a large
number of inquiries along this line
have been and are being receiv
ed in Washington from New Eng
land farmers. He selected this dis
trict for the reason that 90 per
cent of the Italian prunes raised
in the country come from western
Oregon and Washington.
Mr. Kinman intimated that in
the near future the northwest
might have sharp competition In
western New York which section
was displaying a keen interest in
that particular branch of the
Horde Suicide In
Quebec, Aug. 5. Count-
less dead grasshoppers float-
ik ed down the St. Lawrence
river today. Observers could sk
offer no plausible explana- 4c
tion. At Three Rivers the
insects covered the river
4c from bank to bank at one
point. Having eaten every
4c thing behind them, the
horde approached the river,
failed to negotiate the
broad jump and plunged
ahead to their death.
Money Due Through Mistake In Fixing Levy
Above Six Percent Limitation Not To Be
Rebated Until October County Officials
Pass the Buck As To Blame For Error
Another lad, Mike Wolf of Ger-
vias, has found that life on the
open road sometimes lacks the at
tractiveness attributed to it by
sentimental writers who scribble
in cozy flats in the big cities.
Mike, who is but 15 years of
age, was picked up by the police
on the streets. He was without
money, without food and he was
hungry. At first he refused to give
his true name. Stubbornly inde
pendent, he said he was Mike
Kohn, a searcher for work.
Later the youth told his story.
Dissatisfied with things as they
were, he determined to set forth
for himself and ran away from his
home near Gervais.
Shortly before his father, In
formed of his son's whereabouts
by Sergeant Clyde Ellis, arrived
this morning, young Wolfsaid he
would be glad to return to his
home and resume his farm duties.
Rebates on the $17,000 due tax
payers of Marion county through a
mistake in the orilgnal tax budget
may not be made until October, ac
cording to information gleaned
from the offices of county offi
cials. A week ago an order was drawn
up by the district attorney and
presented to the county court for
signature, but due to the proxim-
ly of the period when the second
half of the 1920 taxes will be due
and payable and because of the in
convenience which would be
caused at this time on account of
this fact if the order has not been
Furthermore it has not been de
cided as to which office the tax
collector or the county clerk will
bear the expense of making the re
fund, nor has any plan been de
vised which will eliminate any
part of the taskof going over the
entire rolls and deducting 4-10 of
a mill from the tax bill of every
It has been estimated that at
least 50 of the largest taxpayers in
the county will absorb 60 per cent
of the refund, and that the re
maining 40 per cent will be paid
to the 29,950.
On .$1000 assessed valuation tho
tax amounts to 40 cents, thus if
there were 2000 taxpayers whose
property valuation would amount
to $100 the refund to only four
cents which would hardly pay the
property owners, whose tax bills
are so small, the trouble of obtain
ing the refund. There is also the
same number of taxpayers who
hae assessed valuation of $200.
The fixing of the responsibility
of the mistake in the tax estimate
has met with little success. It
apparently lies between the office
of the county executives who made
out the budget which the assessor
was to collect In taxes, or it lies
at the door of whoever added and
copied the figures. The buck is
passed, and, for the sake of har
mony, no county official wants to
say who caught U.
For Forcing Peace
With the production of 54,395,-
454 feet of lumber in
rtf iVMitarn Mi.., .i
ton durine the week endlne Julv ftn(1 cleverly urging the czar on
m tt. t it. --" . 1 'o RUcri a conflict. His game was
' I a sure one too; Germany could
braced is 29 per cent below, oniy wln and RURaia couia only
normal, according to the report of lose.
the West Coast Lumbermen's a- "Not doubting Roosevelt's sln-
sociation just Issued. Shipments ' """" l i".
107 mills er which
Wllllamstown, Mass., Aug. 5.
A Russian view of Theodore
Roosevelt's successful efforts to
end the Russo-Japanese war was
given to the Institute of politics
today by Baron Zergius A. Korff
former deputy governor general of
"bad feeling between the two
nations was intensified by the de
termination of some Russian ad
venturers, aided and abetted by
the czar, to obtain concessions In
Korea," he sild. "The psychology
of the czar In this case is explain
ed by his absolute contempt of Ja
pan, on the one hand and on the
other hand by his conceit and con
viction that he could do no wrong.
This was one of the most perni
cious of the influences of the kals-
told in this case very
Wilhclm was conscious-
Doctor R. E. Pomeroy
Returns From Trip
during the same period totaled
For delivery by rail, new Dust
ness included 1,204 cars; rail
shipments 1,238 cars. Unshipped
balance in the rail trade was 2,7 70
cars. In the cargo trade, domestic!
orders totaled 6,987.046 feet and
the export 6.461,000 feet. Coast
wise and Intercoastal cargo ship
ments totaled 21,325,910 feet;
export shipments 5,693,385 feet.
During "the period new business
totaled 53,804,283 feet.
question his wisdom in forcing
this peace upon Russia. Not thai
we could expect a victory or even
military achievement, but Japan
might have learned a lesson which
would have changed much of th
succeeding events throughout the
"The Russian army would never
have been able to show much grit,
hut her Internal troubles would
have increased and forced the gov
ernment to grant more reforms, es
tablishing in a firmer way the
principles of constitutional gov
ernment for which she was quite
ripe, but which neither the czar
nor the ruling class were yet ready
to grant. What they did grant
they tried to take back as soon as
the social discontent quieted
"Again the continuation of the
war would have brought Import
ant changes in Japan. Japan at
that moment was at the end of her
tether. Roosevelt, In other words,
saved Japan from an economic
collapse that might have called for
constitutional reform In Japan
also, and only the latter could be a
reliable guarantee against the de
velopment of Imperialism In th
to Club Fund
long deliehted tbe world
motorcvele run. Mr
tint tn arrive at the iake and
. I .1 . .1 i . , mnnntul , . ..,..; .. M
jji, I , toe woria. cortege was uu the last one to leave, ikkius
, ill bf m0fk f.i. , F.n RfuiAdrons of municipal guards, , . ... -14 irins in tbe several
1 I offer jou my sincere ' garbed in full dress uniforms of days ne was there. Roads In south
TSl9 iD 50Ur ge, bereT- ancient days and hearing medie- prn 0regon are regular boulevards,
li-.i hanners Rphinil came the mu-1!,. ,M,ri the worst stretch be-
val banners. Behind came the mu-'he reDorts the worst stretch
"Ck "Aieiandra." ,nicipal bard of Naples, playing a 1 twcea here and the California line
He TUrrt E0Temment and peo- funeral march. The municipal ser- beiDg from Salem to Jefferson.
r..:'"!",1' Paid their honors to vices of Naples .followed the I
Keeping well over their dally
average, the report of tbe ten
committee working In the cum-
ppending 15 days with naval ; mercial club campaign todayat
rwervists. Dr. R. E. Pomeroy. Sa-'uncheon aggregated $125. With
lem physician, returned yesterday ) this sum the total funds now
from Bremerton. Wash., where he 'amount to $4,470.50 with a large
tnok his examination as lieutenant ' amount of proepectlve members
commander of the medical corps, still In sight
Dr. Pomeroy was assigned
New York, Aust. 5. Four chil
dren were burned to death and
seven other persons were seriously'
injured in an early morning fire
which swept three tenement
bouses in the Bronx this morning.
The fire spread quickly from the
tenement In which it started, to
two adjoining tenements and when
firemen reached the scene they
found more than a score of panic
stricken women and children
I crowded before the windows cry
; Ing for aid.
Aerial ladders were run up and
! fireman began bringing the sran
jtlly clad women and children
down to safety.
At th, Uauie,
.firemen wearing the uniforms or 1 Race Horses Seiied.
f fan Fran nt fnrme davs and carrying liorai Buffalo, .V T . '""
f the ciiv. Then came a 1 ra-. horses en route irom wina-
ebrat.,i .. . .... t'.j, thai Caratnca. are being
rrn, ere gatnereo crucifix Dearer, noioine o""- 1 sor, um.,
Utivwo King Victor Em- emblem of sacrifice, leading a pro- neld by government official. 1 bere
ar; ,1 I,alian SOTernment. ceasion of prieaU in cassock and following alleged ILJI Ml
nZZ.?1? ana - "ndice. while dominic.n a-iarf. itlli'
Hps uttering ped. Customs mm .
confiscate and H the horses.
Itfc Xbt vault where the heads and with
were wreatha prayers followea.
Falls In Flight
Rockaway. N. V., Aug. 5. Tbe
H-l. the smallest dirigible in th
United States navy today fell on , .
Barren Island during a test flight Workmen BllSV On
dumped out her crew of three, and - , . j-
lightened of this burden, ascend
ed several thousand feet for a
runaway flight north over Long
It was suggested today that the
newspapers run coupons In order
that their subscribers might send
to tbe commercial club secretary
the names of friends who would
like to become members, and atao
give any one a chance to make
application if so desired. No
definite action was taken how
ever, but within the next few
riavq If 1 emerfr-f! that there will
Stanford Stadium be some plan of this sort worked
f,.r,i fniversitv. Cal.. -Aug out.
r. Workmen, excavating earth at! New memberships reported
.h. rat of 2000 vards a day. have 'day are: Adolph Brother.
d,ts duty aboard the torpedo noat
destroyer Eagle 75, which spent
the lime cruising around Puget
Sound, north to British Columbia
end south as far aa Aberdeen.
Wash., where tbe (hip put in and
the reservists were discharged.
Snunrui at Chihauhaa.
El Paso. Texas. Aug. 5. Fro
authentic sources it was lear.ir
here today that a man answeri,
the description of Warren C. Spu
gin, missing Chicago banker, la nM'nirersity of
biding near Chihuahua City. . ber 1.
completed half their task of con
trvctlng the new Stanford stad
ium here. Tbe stadium, started
early tn the summer, will be corn
Dieted in time for the football "big
Henderson. Fatten Brothers, H. K.
Worth, Rev. Long of tbe First.
Presbyterian church, and H. K.!
A large number of premised
Asks Cash To
Chicago, Aug. 5. Jan.es M -
Shane, assistant state's attorney,
today received a telegram from kl
E. Cllntop at Chihuahua City.
Mexico, saying that he would turn
over Warren C. Spurgln, missing;
Chicago banker, to the police If a
sufficient reward were offered.
Mr. McShane replied that the onlyi
reward be knew of was one of
$2500 offered by Uoyds.
W. C. Barm of Lloyds said Mr. I
Clinton telegraphed that be woojlj
turn over Spurgln for $15,000 butj
that the Lloyds company had re-J
fused to discuss the matter with)
Bernstorff ' s Wife
Gets Fortune Back
New Vork, Aug. 5. Countess
Von Bernstorff, wife of the former
(icrman ambassador ta the United
Slates, again has possession of the
$1,000,000 in money and securi
ties seized in 1917 by the alien
property custodian, It was learned
Return of the property was
made yesterday to her Amer'cMt
representative by the Hankers
Trust oompany. the custodians de
pository, under an order of tbe
District of Columbia suprtir.
Tbe countess established I ha
fact that she was an American
citizen, prior to her marriage, hav
ing been Johanna Lurkemeycr,
daughter of a pioneer New Tor
l.ctuten Stanford and the memuersnips were reported nwa canine aj
by tbe first of sand blast, la giving sati
means of a
California, Novem These will be in
I next week.
Madrid, Aug. 5 --Spanish forces
have suffered a severe defeat in
northeastern Morocco where they
have been reeistlng heavy attacks
by rebellious tribesmen, il is de
clared by newspapers here. Ad
vices received by iJiVos sta'e that
Nador and Zeluan. which have
been evacuated by the Spanish,
troops, while another newspaper
iOOO Spanish prisoners for rn
The Moroccan situation has de
veloped a political phase and King
Alfonso ia said to have summoned
Benjamin Franklin's father sal
a soap maker.