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FORTY-THIRD YEAR-NO. 308
SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1921
"p-RTfr rpTTrn npvrpC! on trains and news
MJ-viJ J. n s vjjj.i STANDS FIVE CENTS
1 fP -dd
fdalist Leader Calls
fpon President and
lot Satisfied "
f'ashington, Dec. 26. Eugene
tiebs, in th8 irst statement la
id gince his release from Al
ia penitentiary at noon yester
I announced today" that he
Jjld dedicate his - newly ac
ted freedom "to the freedom
political prisoners and the cauae
lie statement was made after
ts had conferred with Presi
It Harding and Attorney Gen
I Daugherty. His future acth -h,
Debs said, would ' depend
Irely "on how long I will be
I Must Redjusf Self
During his confinement Debs
I everything in his world had
feme chaotic and undergone
pgss which would make it
fesary for him to readjust hlm
I to the conditions of the pres-
before he could foresee actual
what his future activities
Arriving in Washington at 9
kick Debs went first to a hotel,
tre he breakfasted and then
jed., upon Attorney General
togherty and later President
sfding, spending about one half
it with each.
t. Daugherty, in a statement
d after his conference with
6b, declared the socialist lead-
visit was Upon his own voli
, that he had asked for no ad-
and that none had been giv
. No statement was made at the
Site house after Debs call.
Returning to his hotel from the
Jte house Debs received . the
tspapermen in his room and
je his version of his release
p Atlanta penitentiary, where
served nearly three years of
I ten year sentence.
I Tells of Release
jWhen I was advised by the
fden of my release by commu
on," he said, "it was coupled
fh the request of Attorney Gen
f Daugherty that I come to
fhington to meet him ' and
jident Harding. The warden
fished me with a railroad tick
to the capital city for that pur-
$r. Debs explained that it was
fomary upon the release of a
foner for the authorities to
I him his transportation to his
e or the place from which he
I sentenced as he -preferred, but
I he was given no choice by
f warden at Atlanta.,
fc ordinary circumstances he
I he would have gone home as
J ngements had been made for
to return to his home and a
Sonstration of welcome was
duled for him at Terre Haute
I his plans were set aside be
e of the request of the at
fl was courteously received by
f attorney general," he con
ted, "and expressd to him my
frest in and my devotion to
J fellow prisoners who were no
fe guilty than 1, and who still
IMP In prison."
By fellow prisoners, he ex
foed, he meant both "politic
'fenders and prisoners in gen-
At the white house," he said,
as received very cordially by
I'dent Harding with whom I
f anged opinions and points of
3 80 that he might perfectly
'"stand my attitude in refer
f t0 my future activities. Dur
f the visit I took occasion to
f my appreciation Of his
both the offices of the at
ey general and the president 1
? assured that my release was
t m 0nal and that- ot urse,
1 m DOt be "Pectel to depart
g iealgrinciplea' convictions
Plying to a question as to his
"WP status Mr. Debs.de
his citizenship was "non-
L, .the rnited States as the
"at.on does not restore the
, .J c'zenship but a citizen
i!n?De7 26. Eugene
2'lst 1?aer, whose ten
5'inued on Page Seven.)
li ..., SlLS
Wolfe Lindenfeld, former New
Yorker, who is under arrest in
Warsaw, Poland, as a suspect in
the Wall street bomb disaster.
Lindenfeld was traced to Poland
by two Secret Service agents who
gained his confidence by posing
as Communists. He is said to
have confessed to knowledge of
Against British Rule
Reported at Suez,
.Cairo and Port Said
Cairo, EgyptDec. 25. (By As
sociated Press) Rioting broke
out at Suez this (Sunday) after
noon. Several demonstrators were
killed and a number wounded.
nisoatches to the Associated
Press have reported disturbances
In various parts of Egypt, notab
ly in Cairo and Port Said, after
the forcible removal Irom iairo
m Suez of Said Zagloul Pasha, a
nationalist leader, and five of his
followers by the British military
authorities last Friday.
Twelve oersons were said to
have been killed In the Cairo
rioting up to Saturday night.
Alovnndria Eevnt. DeC 25.
Associated Press) Consider
able excitement prevailed through
out the day (Sunday) due to
nationalists agitation. Police pa
troled the city in armored auto
mobiles, frustrating attempts w
A general strike is reporieu
bo planned. The British cruiser
Caies has arrived nere.
Is Any Baby
Like Its Father?
tj tw 9R The difficul-
ty which Solomon experienced
when he was asked to decide
Whose is the child?" confronted
three judges in the King s bench
It presented itself in this form.
Can you tell the father by an in
fant's looks? And is the resem
There 'was much amusing dis
cussion crystallized in two parallel
views. . . .....
Babbies resemble notcins u.
m Mr. Justice Darling
while Mr. Mickelthwaite, who was
counsel in the case, followed with
a comment that made the judges
and the lawyers shake with laugh
ter "My contention, ne
'i that babies at a certain
emu v, " , . if
age are like nothing on earth.
Mr. Mickelthwaite. vl " .
. t.i.n f trraminin, asked
ea on ueiian - ' "
the court to set aside an order
made in favor of a girl.
"The girl showed the baby to
the young man and said that it
spoke for itself."
Centre College and
Arizona Elevens to
Play Today Despite
San Diego, Cal., Dec. 26.
Eight days of rain which was
still falling, a field resembling a
quagmire, and a comparatively
small sale of seats were' not on
sidered reasons sufficient to cause
the postponement of the Centre
Arizona football game scheduled
to be played here this afternoon.
The committee in charge of the
contest announced that it would
be played regardless of weather
E. B. Gould, president of the
San Dieeo chamber of commerce,
called a meeting this morning of
his associates who are promoting
the Centre college-University of
Arizona game to decide whether,
under the circumstances, the con
test should be staged this after
noon as scheduled. Tha game is
insured for $25,000 against rain
and the money will be paid if one
tenth of an inch ot rain or more
falls between 8:30 o'clock this
morning and 2:30 this afternoon.
Coach J. ,F. McKale of the Ari
zonians and Coach Charley Mo
ran of the Centre Colonels were
both willing to play in any sort of
City Is Isolated
San DieEO.-Cal., Dec. 26. San
Diego is today almost completely
isolated from the outside worm as
th result of nine days ot rains.
tin trains were being operated
over either the Santa Fe or the
San Diego and Arizona, due to
washouts. Automobile traffic is
also practically at an end be
cause of bridges and highways
having been washed out. Serious
flood conditions prevail in sever
al parts of San Diego county and
warnings of danger to me ana
property have been issued to res
idents in the San Diego ana san
Louis Rey river valleys. Reports
from the mountain districts are
to the effect that heavy rains are
falling today and all streams are
overflowing their banks. The
peak of the flood waters is expect
ed to reach the lower end of the
rivers late this afternoon, or ear
ly tonight and possibility of great
damage to property is feared. In
San Diego the rain continued un
!(r,tert tnAav. Street car traf
fic in the city is being maintain
ed but suburb service is seriously
crippled and in some instances
has been entirely cancelled.
of More Food
f tw (Tiv the As-
ia pi-oce i in announcing
to the all Russian soviet congress
Soviet Russia s accepiauue i ic
American Relief Administration's
proposal to give Russia
nn ...fii nf erin on condition
that Russia buy $10,000,000 more
a mnntro Premier lenme umiiv
estimated that this total of $30.-
000,000 would buy aDout au.uw
nnn,lc nf zrain. (This is approxi
mately 18,000,000 bushels).
The soviet premier saia im&
would help the famine situation in
vnia district but declared
the soviet government must con
tinue to exert every enort to coi
fll craln lew. He said
It would require 18.000.000 poods
more from abrod to bring the
total available before next harvest
to 215.000,000 poods, wtiicn was
15 000 000 poods below the mini
mum 'necessary to carry Russia
through the famine crisis.
S. R. Backer Bead
San Jose, Cal., Dec. 26. Sam
..i v R.irker. well known San
Francisco business man, president
of the Pacific Coast urnnure
Dealers association, died today at
his ranch at Saratoga, near here
of a disease of the heart. He was
.... ! Jnae in 1862, was
UUl U l -
elected to the state legislature at
the age of 11 ami wnen i
old became may of San Jose.
Campaign of Peaceful
ed Against Commer
cial Life of Kingdom
Washington, Dec. 26 A sweep
ing campaign of "peaceful de
struction" has been launched by
Germany against the commercial
life ot Italy, it was learned from a
sacret document of the German
The document, revealing Ger
many's plans for commercial ag
gression in Italy, was laid before
the armament conference, it is
said, and materially influenced the
decision not to reduce the stand
ing armies of Italy and France,
Revealed by the Italian govern
ernment, the document is a report
forwarded by Herr Stroheker,
commercial counsellor at the Ger
man embassy in Rome to the Ger
man minister tor foreign affairs at
The German plan, according to
the report, was: . '
1. To flood Italy with "made
in Germany" goods at "below
cost" prices, thus ruining competi
tors in Italy.
i. To purchase Italian indus
tries through Italian sources.
3. To further discontent among
political feudists in order to create
poltitical situations favoring Ger
many. . "The figures of -German com
merce in Italy show that-after the
armistice our traders were not in
active in reconquering the Italian
market compared with France,
England and the United States,"
began the report. "In order to
create a favorable political situa
tion for "ourselves, taking advan
tage of the malcontents, a political
situation which might In due
course be favorable to us when
Germany should be faced by fresh
complications, it is necessary to
strengthen this discontent in order
to consolidate our situation
through economic action."
Youth On Sled
Struck by Car
The second Berious accident to
result from coasting within the
week past occurred on the Lip
coin street hill last night when
Robert Dow, 14 years of age, was
struck by an automobile said to
have been driven by Ralph Col
lins, colored chauffeur of this
Young Dow, according to the
police report, suffered severe body
bruises and several ot bis teeth
were knocked out.
The accident occurred about 8
o'clock last night. As Robert was
coasting down the hill, his sled
and the automobile came together.
Young Dow I3 a nephew of B. E.
Sisson, of the Miller Mercantile
Elmer Falk, 14, was struck by
an automobile while riding a slert
down a South Commercial street
hill last Monday afternoon. Al
though he suffered concussion of
the brain and was unconscious for
four days, he was reported today
to be much Improved, and will
probably be taken home from the
Willamette sanitarium tomorrow.
Falk is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Conrad Falk, residents of route 3.
The car which struck him was
driven by L. W. Swlgert of Port
Tea Drinkine Decreases.
London, Dec. 26. -Consumption
of tea has materially decreased
during the year just ending. Job
bers attributed a large part of the
decrease to the l-fluenre of Amer
ican troops stationed here en route
to France during the war, who re
fused to drink tea.
Hold Revival Meeting
Revival meetings are being
held every night this week in the
West Salem MtthodlKt church.
They are being condurtfd by the
regular pastor of the church.
laundries in Alaska.
Nome, Alaska, Dec. 26. An
nouncement has been made that
the salvage division of the United
States quartermaster corps will in
stall mobile laundries at all prin-
sipa! posts in the territory. These
laundries will be similar to those
used by the American army in
France for delusing purposes.
FREED FROM IRISH PRISONS
f . H
4 . .
following the signing of the
peace treaty between Ireland and
England there were many stirring
scenes in Dublin. While the Dail
Eireann cabinet was meeting at
the Mansion House political pris
oners were being released from
camps and jails and were given
cordial receptions by relatives,
friends and thousands of sympa-
v i 1 v eTtrtit M,v rt-v.' iLfe. j
vs.-i I nnnPHi
( t . - I . "r IT 1
1 -lwrtii lafca WitrtuMit.nNww' iiifcMM.a
thizers who flocked to the lockups
on receipt of the news. The ubove
photo shows two ot the prisoners
being greeted by friends as they
left Kllmainham prison, Dublin.
A prisoner is shown, in the lower
right-hand corner, being given a '
railway warrant by a soldier, those who lived any distance from
These warrants were given to all the camp.
High way Commissioner s .
Son Ends Life By Shooting
Eugene, Ore., Dec, 26. Floyd Booth, .aged thirty five,
son of R. A. Booth, chairman of the state highway com
mission, was found shot to death in the basement of his
home here early today. Authorities said he had shot him
self and that it was a case of suicide, though no reason for
the act was given out. Booth was married and had four
children. The family had a Christmas party the night be
fore. No one heard the shot that ended Booth's life.
The fatal wound was in the neck.
Man Seeks Wife Here;
Xmas Is Spent Jailed;
Loved Ones Not Found
The Salem police blotter will
tell you that Anthon Anderson
spent Christmas "night in the city
jail. Coldly, tersely, as la the
wont ot police journals, it will ex
plain' that Anthon is accused ot
stealing some fruit. The theft
was admitted, so Anthon went be
hind the bars.
A police blotter is a journal of
row words. Its stories are told
simply and without literary ele
gance. On it is recorded a little
of all that comes within the blue-
coat's ken, but frequently It does
not tell all that It knows.
Reverses are Met
The mere fact that Anthon An
derson, Norwegian of Grant,
Mont., spent Christmas night In
the Salem Jail is of no interest,
perhaps, for recently Anthon has
spent other nights in Jail. With
out funds, without work, suited
tor nothing but farm or common
labor, be has suffered reverses
and must sleep where a bed is of
fered. In Salem, unil. last night,
Anthon had gone almost unnotic
ed. Up Jn Grant, Mont., it Is dif
ferent. There Anthon says he
has 640 acres of irrigated land.
There his friends would not mind
If he helped himself to some fruit
which might tend to dull an ap
petite which was becoming in
creasingly sharp. There, he says,
he has the confidence of neigh
bors who sympathlie with the
story which he tells In broken
Why did the big Norwegian
leave his (homei
Other' Yuletide Recalled
For eicht years Anthon Ander
son spent Christinas with his wife
and seven stsp children. For eight
years there were the usual festiv
ities ihe stockings, the Christ
mas trees, the gay decorations. In
the hope that the ninth Christmas
, mitiht. too, be spent with those
whom he cares for, Anderson
came to Oregon.
Three months ago, Mrs. Ander
son and the children left his home.
His wife, Anthon says,' told him
that she was coming to Oregon to
visit relatives who, he believes,
live near Salem or Eugene. Ac
cording to Anthon, he and his
wife had experienced no domestic
strife of a serious nature and he
Is at a loss to know why he has
received no word since their de
parture. Nearly a week ago Anthon
sought the Salem police in the
hope that they might aid him in
locating his family, but efforts
made by Chief of Police Moffltt
and his officers have been un
availing. Anthon, who had arriv
ed with scarcely any money, spent
the nights In jail and the days in
search of any who might give
him some clue as to bis relatives'
whereabouts. Utter failure has
been his reward so far.
The rest of the story is difficult
to understand unless Anthon i
known. Utterly unsophisticated,
apparently trusting everyijpdy
with whom be comes in contact,
unconscious ot the fact that be Ik
doing any wrong unless be mater
ially injures somebody, he la a
big, simple, uneducated foreigner.
Was Hunery He Says.
I-ast night the police were noti
fied that a man had stolen gome
fruit from the Sweet Shop, 53S
State street. An officer, detailed
to the case, found Anthon eating
near-by. His only excuse was ttiat
he was hungry and thirsty. The
fruit satisfied his desires. ,
The ninth Christmas was spent
by Anthon alone in the city hall,
where the children Archie and
Kermit and Florence and Mac
Murchejr and Agnes and Franc
and Allen are he does not know.
The fact that he may be charged
with larceny does not appear to
good,", he said this morning. "It
wasn't worth nothing."
No charge has been preferred
against htm, but he is being held
McMlnnvlIle, Or., Dec. 26.
Mrs. Effle Hlckson, 39, was shot
and killed Saturday afternoon by
her hUBband, R. Hlckson, 38, who
shot her as she was writing a let
tel. Hlckson then shot himself
through the head and is thought
to be fatally wounded.
The shooting took place In the
home of Mr. and Mrs. B. Bloom,
where Mrs. Hlckson was employ
ed as a servant.
Mrs. Hlckson was Effle Ether-
ton of Ballston, Or., and her di
vorced husband was Charles
Fisher, alBO of Ballston, and it
was there, it Is said, that Mrs.
Fisher and Hlckson decided to
cast off their present marital af
filiations and wed. The Fishers
were divorced at McMlnnvlIle on
October 28 last, and the Hicksons
at Dallas on October 31. On No
vember 6 Hlckson and Mrs. Fish
er were married at Vancouver,
Wash., returning Immediately to
McMlnnvlIle, where Hlckson ob
tained employment on the con
struction of the new national
guard armory being built here.
The short domestic life of
Hlckson and the woman he kill
ed was turbulent. Immediately fol
lowing the Vancouver wedding
there were repeated violent quar
rels which resulted In a separa
tion about ten days ago.
Investigation showed that Hick
son planned deliberately to slay
his wife, waiting until Mr. and
Mrs. llloom both were aJisent from
the house and finally, at the op
portune time, stealing into the
house through a rear door and
creeping upon his wife from be
hind. Hlckson says that MrB.
Hlckson had not the slightest
warning of her impending doom,
and this seemed to be corroborat
ed by the posture of the body at
Both Hlckson and his wife were
well known In Iia-llston, their re
spective families residing near
Domestic Fowls Increase.
Calgary, Alta., Dec. 26. Do
mestic fowls in Alberta have In
creased from 2,500,00 to 425.000.
000 In the last ten years, accord
ing to statistics ot the depart
ment of agriculture. This Is al
most 1300 per cent and testifies
to the rapid agricultural develop-
Tbe fruit I took was not very ment of the province.
Bean Expected to Fol
low Kitner's Lead and
Fair Backers Prepare
for Court Action
Portland, Or., Dec. 26. Promot.
ers of the world's exposition pro-
posed for Portland In 1925 wer
today considering the next stv'ps
to be taken in regard to submit
ting to the people of thn tnt th
proposed exposition tax constitu
tional amendment provided ftr !n
a resolution adopted by th. state
legislature in special session last
week, concerning which a question
of the legality nf ito ..
arisen because it was approved by
mieen memuers of the state
senate one tuna tlmn u,
. . ., . " unuai con
ine vote on adoption in the Ben
ate was fifteen to fourteen, but
on account of tha font
senator had died, leaving only 23
active, president Ritner,
who represents a district in ,..
em Oreercn whr. a
mlnst a state tax for the expo
sition Is straits' miarf i ua
to pass, holding: 16 votes necessary
- ."wumj, e was overrule)
by a vote of fifteen to fourteen
and todnv annmmxaif l .
, . - uua ileum-
ed not to sign the resolution and
auuompanying bill levying a
tax of a cent a gallon on gasoline
to raise $3000,000 toward the fair
menses, whether mandamus pro
ceedings against Ritner to force
him to sign the measures or
against Secretary of State Kozer In
connection with the placing of
them on the ballot, had not been
decided today, but some court (est
of the question wa, expected to be
Bean May Not Sizn.
Louis E. Bean, speaker of the
house of representatives, said be
fore leaving Salem Saturday night
that he would probably refuse to
Blgn the fair tax bills.
The measure wan rfnpiu,,t r,
ei over President Ritner's ruling
- nau not received a consti
tutional majority, as the ,15 votes
it received were not a majority of
the senate as recognized by tha
(Continued on Page Seven.
New York, Dec. 26. Germany
is eagerly awaiting the new Amer
ican ambassador to Berlin, who
will be given a cordlui welcome
and greeted as the official repre
sentative of a friendly country, ac
cording to James W. Gerard, who
was withdrawn from Berlin as am
bassador there when the United
States entered the war.
Gerard said one of the major
problems facing the new ambas
sador at Berlin will be settlement
of the American claims for dam
ages In connection with the sink
ing of the Lusitania. He saw no
difficulty for the new minister in
tblo matter, however.
Kills Lorlng Diesel, a Boston
lawyer. Is now In charge of Amer
ican affairs at Berlin, with the ti
tle of charge d'affaires.
"Germany," said Mr. Gerard In
an Interview, "wants our friend
ship. This county stands next
only to Great Britain in German
regard today. All the German
'hate' of the war period Is now de
flected agaiiiHt France, and Great
Britain and this country are look
ed upon as friends.
"Germany," he said. "Is eager
to go more than half way with,
Mr. Gerard refused to comment
on Premier liriand's statement be
fore the conference on the limita
tion of armanienrs that Cermany
continued a military menace, anrl
also on the proposed Harding "as
aociation" as It would affect Germany.
to his home Sunday night, Geo.
Wolfe, a rancher, drove his au
tomobile off the grade and land
ed In the Icy wafers of the Wal
lowa river. Wolfe escaped with a