Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980 | View This Issue
average 'or 1920. 51E
KEEtlo of Salem 100. 4I
1910 H.094; 192. 17'679
M,rion County 1920. 47.1"!
Polk county. 14,18
Member of Audit Bureau of Circa-
Utiion. Associated Pres. PuU
OREGON: Tonight and Tues
day generally cloudy, moderate
LOCAL: Maximum 99, minimum
66; river 1.3 feet, falling.
Suspect Captured In
Nevada is nem
Slayer of Los Angeles
i Angeles, Aug. 8. Arthur
C. Burch, arrested at Las Vegas,
Kev., in connection with the shoot
lllg of John B. Kennedy, arrived
Here shortly after 10 a. m. today
in custody Deputy Sheriff Joseph
Nolan. He was taken to the office
of District Attorney Lee Woolwine
lo be questioned.
Um Vegas, Nev., Aug. 8. The
mystery of the slaying of John
Kennedy, insurance broker, at Los
Angeles Friday night was "vir
tually solved," Deputy Sheriff.
Joseph Nolan declared before leav- 1
tog here last night with Arthur C.
Burch, taken into custody here in
connection with the case. Nolan
Kid he had reached this conclus
ion after several hours of conver
sion with Burch, but was not
ready to make public the solution
he claimed to have worked out.
The deputy said he would pro- t
ceed straight to Los Angeles with
Butch and would seek to arrange a '
meeting between the latter and
Mrs, Madelynne Obenchain, who
vu wtih Kennedy when the shot
nu fired which ended his life in
front of his summer cottage at j
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles suburb. I
Nolan declared there was a
number of conflicting statements
to be taken up when Los Angeles
was reached. Mrs. Obenchain was
said to have denied she visited
Burch in the rooms he occupied in
Los Angeles overlooking Ken
nedy's office. Burch, according to
Nolan, said Mrs. Obenchain had
tisited him in disguise.
The question of the weapon
nsed also played a prominent fig
ure, according to Nolan. It had
been established, according to in
vestigators, a shotgun was em
ployed. Efforts were being made
in Los Angeles to trace the gun.
Buch was questioned, Nolan
said, about a parcel he was alleged
toiave been seen carrying. Then,
the deputy said, questions and an
swers ran like this:
"What did you do with the
"The gun you had wrapped jvith
"I had no gun wrapped with
"Well, what did you do with
I threw it away in the Wilshire
district (a Los Angeles residential
Nolan said this was an "incon
sistency" to which he attached im
portance. Burch said he was returning
".muaniy to Los Angeles
Ware this thing."
, Shot Gun Is Sought.
Angeles, Cal., Aug. 8. Dis
very of the shotgun, with which
"I" B. Kennedy is believed to
"-ontinued nn Pairp Vivo -
State School Fund
By Interest Default
Inability of t. .
, , - ''uicra ui central
Oregon to meet thei.
erest payment on loans froni
t 1?' scht01 fun this year
in thT reflec,e on a reduction
th. Z "r capiu apportionment to
y of the state as
5mE2 today by state Treas-
Tb apportionment as announ
fy on the basis of $1.74
SSTZ Ch"d of 5Cho1 ae in the
JWagainn a per capital ,p-
T2fir?.tof ,! 0i last year.
I apportionment at this
IS"" 1384.985 0 as
VJ ln 1920 and
'" ! in l$n.
Merial increase la the
u!IT his alsoac
ta measure for the reduc
Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 8. A
star like object, more brilliant
than Venus and believed to be
the nucleus of a comet, was seen
with the naked eye by five per
sons at the Lick Observatory in
California yesterday. A telegram
announcing the discovery of the
object, which was but a short
distance from the sun, was re
ceived at the Harvard observa
tory today from W. W. Campbell,
director of Lick Observatory.
Yesterday's observations were
made just before sunset and Har
vard official expressed Interest as
to what would be shown by fur
ther study of the object tonight.
The telegram said "Star like
object, certainly brighter than
Venus, three degrees east, one
degree south of sun, seen seven
minutes before and at sunset by
naked eye. Five observers. Set
behind low cloud. Unquestion
ably celestial object. Chances
favor nucleus of bright comet,
less favorably Nova."
Son of Willamette Uni
versity Professor Safe
Says Wire to Parents
Frank M. Erickson Jr., son of
Frank. M. Erickson, professor of
education at Willamette univer
sity, first listed as among those
unaccounted for in the wreck of
the steamer Alaska, has informed
his parents by wire that he is sate
and well at Eureka. He says that
the people of Eureka are doing
everything in their power to re
lieve distress and need among the
survivors and those wishing to
continue their journey are being
sent to their destinations by the
Erickson was graduated from
the University of Idaho in June
and was on his way to Berkeley,
where he will enter the University
of California to do graduate work
on a teaching fellowship. Previous
to his departure for the south on
the Alaska he visited with his par
ents for several weeks.
Seeks Girl Companion.
Walla Walla. Wash., Aug. 8.
Hope for Minnie Kan, missing
Walla Walla girl aboard the ill
fated Alaska which sunk Satur
dav nicht. was practically aban
doned by her father, Louis Kan,
merchant, this morning upon re
ceipt of a telegram from Frank M.
Erickson, supposed to be one of
the survivors and a companion of
Miss Kan's on the vessel. "Last
saw Minnie two minutes after boat
struck. Tried to get her life pre
server. Some say she was saved
but haven't located her so far. Do
ing my best to locate."
The number of drug items now
on the market is 45,900.
tion in the per capita apportion
ment. The census roll this year
as supplied by State Superintend
ent of Schools Churchill shows a
total of 22,288 children of school
age within the state as compared
with 213.894 ln 1920, 209,613 In
1919 and 206,684 in 1918.
Marion county with 14,065 chil
dren of school age shares in the
apportionment to the extent of
$24,469.59. Multnomah county
with 63,571 names on the school
census roll leads the list with
$110,597.06 while Clackamw
county is third on the list with
12.040 school children and re
ceives $20,946 53 from the fund
this year. Polk county with 525"
children receives $9145. . ram
hill with 6635 children secured
Members of Irish Par
liament Are Released
From Interment At
Belfast, Aug. 8. Fourteen Sinn
Fein members of parliament who
have been in confinement In the
Ballyminlar internment camp
were released today.
It is announced by Desmond
Fitzgerald, Sinn Fein minister of
propaganda, that all the Irish re
publican parliament members will
reports themselves at the Mansion
House upon their arrival in Dub
lin. London, Aug. 8 While no defi
nite pronouncement could be ob
tained this forenoon regarding the
case of John G. McKeown, member
of the Irish republican parliament,
the impression was given in offi
cial circles here that he would be
released with the other Sinn Fein
members who have been in prison.
It was intimated that the decis
ion to retain him in prison as an
nounced Saturday came from Dub
lin Castle and was not the ruling
of the British cabinet which had
not rendered a decision in the
Official opinion seems to be that
McKeown should be hanged but
that in the interest of peace the
premier may release him.
San Francisco, Aug. 8. The
steam schooner Wahkeena, one of
the ships that responded to the
Alaska's distress signals Saturday
night, reported by wireless to her
owners here today that she cruised
in the vicinity of the wreck for
ten hours and departed at ten a.
m. Sunday for this port without
having picked up any survivors.
Officials of the San Francisco and
Portland Steamship company own
ore nt thp Alaska, had honed that
the Wahkeena may have rescued!
some of the survivors.
In his message to the C. R. Mc
Cormick company, owners of the
Wahkeena, Captain Johansen said:
"Departed from Blunts reef at
ten a. m. yesterday, Sunday, and
cruised around for ten hours in
the fog but was unable to pick up
Under Alias of
Scott In Mexico
Chihuahua City, Mex., Aug. 8.
Warren C. Spurgin, missing Chi
cago banker, is hiding not far
from this city and going by the
name of W. C. Scott, will fight any
movement made to extradite him,
and if apprehended will appeal to
authorities for permission to re
main in Mexico as a permanent
resident, according to men who
are keeping ln touch with him.
M. E. Clinton, a discharged sol
dier, who is said to have helped ar
range the trip into Mexico for the
fugitive banker, said today Spur
gin intended to make a trip to
Local authorities seem to be
willing for Spurgin to sojourn in
the neighboring territory. How
ever, Chief of Police Hermosillo
has promised to hold him should
he reappear in this city.
A number of American detec
tives are here looking for Spurgin
and Spurgin has been told of their
presence and furnished with their
descriptions. It ts said.
Train connections are bad, auto
mobile service between the small
towns is worse and accommoda
tion for an American traveler are
almost impossible. Hence, It is
said, persons seeking Spurgln s
apprehension are losing interest
on account of the small reward".
A Oerman scientist has devised j
f .blr hrcld dlreet-
i ly from grain without grinug it j
Into flour. I
Salem, Oregon, Monday, August 8, 1921
Ted Pickell, en RonUj
To Join Father, Is
Victim of Wreck of
En route to Los Angeles to
make his home with his father.
Elsworth Pickejl. after he had
protested against making the trip
by water and requested that he be
allowed to go by train, Ted Els
worth Pickell, IS, of Hubbard, lost
bis life when the Steamer Alaska
was sunk on the northern Califor
nia coast Saturday night. Press
dispatches today verified the re
port that young Pickell was :i;ncng
According to the lad's Mater,
Mrs. L. S. Crawford of Hubbard,
with whom he has been living, the
boy celebrated his fifteenth birth
day aboard the ship which carried
him to his death, Saturday.
Mrs. Crawford this morning re
ceived a letter from young Pickell,
written aboard the Alaska and
mailed at Astoria.
Portland, Or., Aug. 8. Rela
tives in Portland of Mrs. Wilter
L. Johnson, wife of Walter L.
Johnson, grocery salesman of
Olympia, Wash., received tele
graphic advice from Eureka, Cal.,
today that the body of Mrs. John
son had been recovered, but her
husband was still missing. lioth
were reported among the missing.
Mrs. Johnson was Miss Piuline
Benham, a graduate nurso. The
Johnsons were on fheir way to
San Francisco, where they ex
pected to reside.
Portland, Or., Aug. 8. Kenneth
F. Bonnywell, a passenger on ihe
steamship Alaska and not reported
among the survivors, today tele
graphed his brotiier-;ii-iaw, Henry
Wagner of Portland, from Eureka,
Cal., announcing his safety.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. S. Mrs.
Belle Sellers of Oakland, Cal., who
has been carried on the list of
those missing in the wreck of the
Alaska, is safe and on her way
home, according to a telegram re
ceived from her by E. A. Webster
of Seattle today.
With Other Irish
London, Aug. 8. John J. Mc
Keown, member of the Irish re
publican parliament, whose case
at first was made an exception
when it was decided to free the
imprisoned members of the Irish
republican parliament, has been
liberated, it was announced here
Under a Bond
Washington, August 8. Im
migrants ln excess of July and
August quotas now held at var
ious ports, will be admitted under
personal bond and charged to the
years totals. Commissioner, Gen
eral Husband of the Immigration
bureau announced today. The
order was issued after a confer
ence with ship line represent
atives. Serious Accident
Is Barely Avoided
Forced to drive hts auto upon
the walk which runs across the
bridge on Capitol street t avctd
being struck by two racing care
headed towards town yesterday
morning, Walter Ienr ,i Celt tbe
sidewalk starting to give way and
tacked oft in tl-at to bit one of
tb' ears. damage wis done,
however. Lemon was dririsg
rnrtb whvn th rar.'ng t tr in Me
rear endci :; tc pass '.l:? o:l(
are swung cu' inn. is r i m
otter driver were ua i r.ws.
lot Angeles, Cel., Aug. S.
The condition of Julian Biting,
actor, whose serious Illness follow
Ing an operation for append id Ua
slightly improved early today, ft
was stated at the hospital where
he waa being treated.
Thomas Johnson, Brooklyn N.Y.
J. C. Jackway, Oakland
. P. Ickall, Los Angeles
A. M. Hutchinson, San Fran
cisco - S. Kumazawa, steerage
Mrs. Walter L. Johnson, Portland
g' W. Oliver, San Jose, Cal
Chief Steward Charles Heane
Steward F. H. King
Frank Comm, Winnipeg, Can.
Ralph J. Mockett. seaman. Bed
i Larson, engineer. Port-
Deckhand (name unknown)
Baldwin, bell boy, Oakland
Waiter (name unknown)
Seaman known as "the janitor"
San Francisco, Aug. 8. An un
official list of known surviving
passengers of the steamer Alaska,
with their addresses, so far as ob
tainable, compiled here today from
various sources, follows:
Ulrs. M. J. Albers, Toledo, Or.
Miss E. Bradley, Hammett, Ida.
M. B. Anders
C. Bailey, Pocatello, Idaho
A. E. Bailey, Pocatello
Mrs. L- M. Blestrom, Portland
K. F. Bonnewell, Portland
N. Bass, San Francisco
Mrs. B. Cole, Portland
Helen E. Carlson, Portland
Miss Ida Carlston, St. Paul,
J. R. Clark, Portland
C. Cunningham, Portland
B. J. Doherty, Portland
R. Davis, Seattle
Frona Erker, San Diego
H. A. Franklin, Seattle
Mrs. M. Fellers
Mr. and Mrs. George Goodell,
F. C. Germano, Portland
C. Herlow, San Francisco
C. A. Huff, Jr., Portland
Miss Mabel Isndberg
Miss Isabel Jackway, Oakland
Mrs. T. Johnston, Brooklyn
Mrs. J. C. Jackway, Oakland
H. M. Jensen, apcouver, Wh.
O. L. Kerlin
A. Knuth, Portland
Margaret Knuth, Portland
H. S. Laughlln, San Francisco
Mrs. C. Lange and baby, Port
land J. H. Mose, Spokane
Mrs. F. Mophir
C. F. Monke, Portland
Miss H. B. McFarland. Portland
Joseph Nagy, Portland
W. B. Neiswender, Topeka, Kan
Margaret Nichols, Dayton, Wn.
Mrs. J. E. Nichols, Dayton, Wn.
Ed Ostliff and wife, Tacoma
G. Phillips and wife
O. W. Putnam, San Francisco
FIorenj O'Brien, Portland
W. O. Ross, San Francisco
Miss Anita Rost, San Fran
cisco Harold Behave, wife and baby,
Mrs. J. Summercamp, Welser,
Mrs. J. Stone, Toledo, Ohio
M H. Springstead and wife
F. J. Richards, Portland
Miss Betty Banders
Evelyn Shipley, Portland
Miss N. Seyder
H. W. Dwyer, LaGrande, Or.
S. Sea r beck
J. W. Skaglund and wife, Oma
ha H. Skell
O. d. Hoopler
O. F. Tevlln and wife, Indian
ajtolle A. E. Welch, St. Louis
Y. Wyxanaky and wife, Port
land. Mrs. R. S. Whitford. Portland
L N. Waggoner and wife, Spo
kane C. Wright and wife, New York
Miss A. C. Quortent
C. L. Vllelm. Portland
t. N. White, Portland
Mrs, A. E. Welsh. Portland
Lew White. Dululh. Minn.
T. V. Yanney, Portland
Flora Winn. Hamftiett. Idaho
Mrs. D. Welde. Hayward. Cal.
Mrs. r. Ylander. Gemellus
Miss Ida Ylander, Cornelius.
: B. Welt
George Owen, Oregon City
Miss H. S. McFarland.
C. b Serwyu
$1 J. Homer, Oregon City
Check Slow; 30 Are Still
Missing; 1 7 Identified
Babe Ruth Hits
Two Home Buns
Season Total 41
New York, Aug. 8. Babe
Ruth clouted two homers
today off Chicago pitchers,
running his season's total to
41. His first circuit wallop
came in the third Inning 3f
the first game of the double 4c
header with the White Sox.
& His second came in the open- Us
4c Ing inning of the second 4c
game with no one on. 4c
Lived at Tacoma
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 8. Cap
tain Harry Hobey of the ill-fated
S. S. Alaska, had his land home in
Tacoma for 25 years, it was
learned today. He lived with Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Jorgensen when oft
duty. He was here last July. He
had no living relatives, Mr, Jor
gensen said today. He came from
Wales in 1895, and the last of his
family there died several years
ago. If the body Is recovered Mr.
Jorgensen will claim it and the
burial will be here.
Captain Hobey had an Interest
In a single mill here and main
tained an automobile for use when
he was off the sea.
The captain often Bald he ex
pected to perish at sea, Mrs. Jor
gensen said today.
"He. had a horror of the water
and could not swim," she said.
"He often said that be would
maintain the traditions of his
calling and bravely go down with
his ship if a disaster should occur
while he was skipper of a vessel."
The exact age of the captain is
not known, but he was between
46 and 50 years. He had been
captain of numerous coast
On Soft Drinks
Washington, Aug. 8. Elimin
ation of the tax on soft drinks and
ice cream and the so-called lux
ury tax on wearing apparel Is
understood to have been agreed
upon today by republican mem
bers of the house ways and means
committee, meeting nl executive
session. It also was reported that
there had been an agreement to
cut in half the ten per cent tax
on sporting goods and materials.
In Mail Robberies
New York, Aug. 8. Miss Caro
line Hess was held ln $11,600
ball by Federal Commissioner
Hitchcock today charged with un
lawfully concealing records of
mall robberies under Investigation
at Chicago. She was said to be
secretary to Arthur M. Goldsmith,
recently arrested here ln the
round up of alleged mail robbers
Hottest of Year
Yesterday was the hottest day
of the year, the temperature
reaching a maximum of 99 with a
j ml a tin um of SI, and Increase of
. four degrees over Saturday.
No rain haa fallen on the Paci
fic, coast for sometime, and very
litle throughout tbe United Slates ,
A little rain waa reported on Hel
ena, Montana, and in tbe extreme
middle west in Tennessee snd
Kentucky, during the latter part
Record Lost and
Identification of Dead Moves, Slowly and
Names of Some Victims May Never Be
Known; Oil Smeared Bodies Slip From
Hands of Rescuers to Watery Graves
Eureka, Cal., Aug. 8. While the list of dead and missing
resulting from the wreck of the steamer Alaska is placed
unofficially today at 47 persona, the actual number of lives
lost may never be known, as the purser's records went down
with the steamer Saturday night. AH that is definitely
known of the lost is that seventeen bodies are here in the
E. E. Morgan, purser of the Alaska, said today that to
the best of his recollection his records showed that the vessel
left Astoria last Friday night with 132 passengers and a crew
of 82, making a total of 214 persons on board. As there are
known to be 167 survivors, 97 passengers and 70 of the crew,
the list of missing and dead is placed at 47. Deducting the
17 dead there are still to be accounted for thirty persons,
fwenty-seven at least of whom were passengers.
A body at the Eureka morgue
was identified this morning as
Mrs. J. W. Oliver, wife of a San
Jose, Cel., furniture dealer. Her
husband is among the passengon
not yet acounted for. The cumber
of bodies recovered remains at 17.
J. C. Jackay of Oakland, Cal., a
passenger, also was identified
among the dead. Two bodies re
main wholly unidentified,
Oid Hinders Rescue.
Many of the bodies were so
smeared with oil they had to wash
ed with gasoline before identifica
tion could be made, B. danders,
coroner's deputy said today.
Oil from tbe sinking ship satu
rated the clothing of many per
sons flouderlng In the water, ac
cording to accounts today, and
caused the death of some who
world-be d9G$r 3CMo,: 0O,7;
slipped from the arms of their
would-be rescuers back into Ihe
A patrol along the Jieach from
Eureka forty miles to Blunt's reef
was started today ln the search for
the missing bodies.
47 Listed Missing.
Eureka, Cal., Aug. 8. Forty
seven names from the passenger
and crew of the steamer Alaska
were definitely posted today aa
missing. This number includes 17 j
known dead, representing bodlesj
at the Eureka morgue, some ot
which have not been identified.
When the Alaska foundered Sat
urday night at Blunt reef, forty
miles from here, she had aboard
132 passengers and carried a crew
of 82. Of the passengers, revised
lists today placed the missing or
dead at 15. Twelve members of
the crew are dead or missing.
An Inquest will be held here late
Many of the survivors left Eu
reka last night for San Francisco.
Is Aired In Court;
Peace Is Declared
"The sins of the fathers shall be
visited on their children." Some
thing like that entered into thr
case of Frederick We bests r and
Dallas Smith, 10 and 13 years old,
which waa beard this morning be
fore Judge William Busbey of the
It seemed that the whole neigh
borhood where tbe parents of the
two buys lived was giving for a
good old row. But matters tuno
to a head the other day when Dal
las met Frederick in the Webester
loganberry patch, hit him on the
mouth and skipped. And that Un't
all Dallas and Frederick had
fought at school, and evidently
Frederick had got tbe worst of It.
Frederick was laying for Delia
with three other boys, according
to what Dallas told tbe Judge.
It developed In the course of the
testimony that Frederick' dad
bad borrowed a saw from Dallas'
dad and instead of, returning It
had loaned it to some ons else.
Then Dallas' dad had borrowtl a
pump from Mr. Webester .'.r asd
returned It. Then a single 'rs; had
been missing from the Webester
gw teajuu akd mws
STANDS TIV OK1
Others loft this morning and about
the only ones remaining are those
ill and ln hospitals.
Engine Crew Sticks.
Heroic efforts of the engine
room crew prevented a panic when
the Alaska foundered, First Offi
cer W. E. McCitntoek of Alameda,
Cal., said today. Electric lights
aboard the steamer burned until
(Continued on Page Four.)
Boy Injured In
Injuries sustained by James
Kruger of Buffalo, N. Y., 14-year-old
boy who was brought to a
local hospital Saturday evening
after his leg had been run over In
an auto accident on the Pacific
Highway about six miles north of
Salem, were reported today to be
of no consequence. The knee bad
been bruised badly and doctors
were in doubt for some time as to
the extent of the injuries.
The accident occurred when a
auto, driven by Mrs. B. L. Darby
of Salem, according to police re
ports, struck tbe truck owned by
which was standing at tbe time
Henry Kreuger, the lad's father,
and knocked It several feet ahead.
Kreuger was repairing his lights
at the time, according to a state
ment to the police. The Salem car
included W. T. Grear of West
Salem, who was slightly bruised.
Catholic Bishop Dead.
Brentwood, N. Y. , Aug. I.
Bishop Charles Edward McDon
nell, 17, head of the Roman Cath
olic diocese of Brooklyn, died
shortly before noon at the convent
of the sisters of be. Joseph.
place and somebody bad hid It be
hind a telephone poet where "Dad"
Webester couldn't find It, and
"Dad" was damaged to the extent
of having to borrow anothor single
tree from a neighbor.
Shortly after Dallas and Freder
ick had had the fight In tbe oga
berry pateh, Smith Sr. and Webe
ster Sr. met in the road and talked
about the fight and the pump, and
the saw, and some posts and some
business between Smith and the
Phea farm people and Smith f.r,
had called Webester Sr. "a liar.'
Then Webester Br. went to the
county Judge and petitioned the
court to cite Dallas Smltn for be
ing a bad boy who didn't mind bis
"Well, I'm willing to shake
hands with Smith," said Webester
when the whole thing waa thresh
ed out and Judge Bushey had said
that his court was no place to set
tie the row, "If he will keep hie
boy away from my hey,"
"Well, now look a-here, 1
"Aw shake hands," laln-raaie4