Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, January 26, 1910, Image 1

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    VOL. XX.
Charged With Mishing' an
Advertisement gatory to
United Wireless
John L. Schuylcninnn, tho Dcfcnd
,imt, Tells Some Ditcrcsting Fncts
About tho Wireless Controversy
.' Says There Are Two Sides to
Every Question.
The preliminary examination in
the case of the State against John L.
Schuylemann, charged by Fred A.
Stewart, of the United Wireless Com
pany with the crime of libel, Is being
heard this afternoon before Judge
Webster. The libel is alleged to con
slst in the publication by the defend
ant of an advertisement in tho Ore
gon Journal derogatory to the busi
ness of the United Wireless Corn
pany, and the case is attracting con
slderable attention. The state is
being represented at the hearing by
Deputy District Attorney Winslow,
and the defendant is being represent
ed by the law firm of Carson &
Scliuylcnianii Talks.
"There are two sides to this wire
less controversy," said John L.
Schuylemann, when interviewed with
relation to his side of the case this
morning by a representative;, of the
Capital Journal, "and so far the pub
lic has been given tho impression
that I am tho offender.
"Eastern financial magazines of
unquestioned standing," he contin
ued, "such as the United States In
vestor, of Boston, The Financial
World, of New York and the Denver
Times, of the West, have for months
ridiculed the representations made
by the United Wireless crowd, and
have repeatedly raised their voice in
warning to the investing public.
"In 1907 I was induced, upon rep
resentations made to me, to take up
the sale of the United Wireless stock,
and it was then selling at about ?10
a share. I was led to believe that
the Unled Wireless owned 51 per
cent of the English Marconi Com
pany, and had an income from com
mercial business sufficient to pay 7
per cent supposed to be guaranteed
on tho preferred stock. I can pro
duce a number of witnesses who will
testify 'to similar representations
made to us by George H. Parker, the
principal promoter of this enterprise
oa the Pacific coast, besides . letters
and circulars, in which similar claims
were made."
"In 1909, at the solicitation of
several people who invested In United
Wireless through me, I made a trip
to New York, and found that things
had been misrepresented to me.
was informed that the company was
not even earning its operating ex
penses; that the consolidation with
the English Marconi Company was a
mere myth; that wireless instruments
were sold to the United States govern
ment in competition with other com
panies, and that tho United Wireless
(Continued on Page 4.)
Is here all the timo with the right goods at tho right prices. We
have bargains now to offer you all over this big store that will con
vince you that the Chicago Store is tho best place in Salem to
buy your dry goods. We are busy every clay because we give the
$15.00 Suits now only S-i.O"!
$18.00 Suits now only $7.50
$25.00 Suits now only $0.00
Higher priced Suits cut down
tho same way
Half Price and Less
Is tho way we aro soiling suit
and coats now at tho Chicago
Store Al.l this season's beet
styles, handsomoly trimmed
and tailored: long coats and
plaited skirts; colors black,
navy, tan, gray, reseda and
mannish effects. If you want
gonuino bargains in ladles
suits and coats, come to the
Chicago Store
65c Rough Silks, yd35c
75c Pongee Silks, yd 49c
75c Crystal Messaline
Silks, yard . 49c
85c Black Taffeta, Silk,
yard 65c
$1.45 yard wide black
Taffeta Silk, yard .98c
39c Wash India Silk, all
colors, yard 25c
Tho abovo aro only a fowof
tho wonderful assortment of
silks wo carry In this store.
Beautiful spring ilks now on
salo at very low prices. Buy
your silks hero. It will pay
you handsomely,
65c Panama Wool Dress
Goods, all colors, yd 33c i
75c Wool Dress Goods,
yard 49c
$1,00 Wool Dress Goods, $
yard 68c ?
Tho dress goods we oftor you
at theso low prices are all
1910 newest fabrics, priced
away down for quick soiling.
Best Apron Gingham, ?
yard 5c
Spectacle Afforded by the Spreading River js Even More Awe
Inspiring than When Darkness Fell Last Wight The Loss
Throughout France Is Estimated at $18,000,000.
Paris, Jan. 26. The Chamber of
Deputies this afternoon went into a
special "calamity" sessilon. follow
ing the receipt of reports which In
dicate that the city is faco to facot
with a terrible catastrophe which It
feared will result during tho;
night from the rising waters.
The towns of Nogent and Saint
Maur are completely inundated.
Tho cabinet this evening esti
mates the loss throughout Franco
from high water at $180;000,000,
with strong probability of It reach
ing $250,000,000. The Seine, roar
ing in its fury, increased hourly bv
the gi;at weight of water coining-
down on it from above Paris, to
night, threatens to tear all barriers.
aria send its floods sweeping through"
the great city.
The people are preparing to floe.
ana almost every citizen has collect
ed those valuables for which ho
cares most, holding himself ready;
lor any emergency.
The situation is one of such .ter!
ror and anxiety as seldom has been
known except in a city about to bo!
sacked by an oncoming nrmy.
With the flood of tho raranant
Seine rising rapidly and threatening
dozens of villages above Paris, the
military today were compelled to
resort to actual cannonading in their
battle with the oncoming waters, to
save tho Iittlo town of Lux from Im
mediate destruction.
The dyke was bombarded and
great holes torn In its structure
with cannon balls to permit the
swollen waters of tho river to spread
over the surrounding lowlands.
This expedient hay have to be re
sorted to In order to savo other
towns similarly situated.
A now danger arose today from
an unexpected quarter, when tho
qucroaching water made its way
toward Uio great gas plant in tho
Granalo quarter of west Paris.
Nearly tho entire city uses tho gas
supply furnished by this plant for
lighting and cooking.
Should tho waters reach It tho
city will Uo almost without this
form of fuel upon which the peoplo
dopend for tho preparation of their
food and for light during tho night
as well as during many hours of tho
present dark days. ,
An enormous trunk sower broke
at Cllchy today, setting loose a vast
flood of vile sewage, which turned
tho national road Into a filthy canal.
Tho entire trunk sower system of
thocity is In gravta danger of col
lapse. The basement of tho city hall this
afternoon contained alght foot of
wator. Although men aro working
valiantly with pumps, tho flood be
neath tUe building is rapidly rising
and much apprehension is folt for
tho safoty of tho walls.
The authorities declared today
tho silent influoncos. This was not
a homo for tramps or a gospel meet
ing. It was a scientific method of
promoting roligion. It Was not con
fined to more rescue work. Tho main
tning proposed was to give young i
men better environment. Ho spoko'
that a further riso of two feet In the
river will force the waters to tho
Pantheon in the Bericy quarter of
east Paris. This section contains
many largo wino warehouses, which
already aro deep In water.
Tho water stands five feot deop In
tho Hotel Continental,
. Tho foreign office on tho Quay
d'Orsay is entirely surrounded by
water, but is was abandoned before
tho flood shut it in and no ono was
imprisoned there.
Tho flood will reach its highest
point tomorrow morning, according
to hydrometer estimates. It Is then
that the danger to tho city will bo
tho most critical.
At noon today tho Seine at Pont
Royal registered twenty-eight feet.
This is nineteen feet and oight In
ches abovo tho normal level.
Tho greatest danger will He In tho
breaking of Avails along tho river,
Tills great embankment In many
places, already has crumbled beforo
tho rising waters.
Tho authorities who put forth
their utmost efforts yesterday aro at
their wits ends today and aro usry
'overy remaining1 emergoncy" measure
to prepare for tho situation tomor
With the entire garrison of Paris,
and nearly the whole standing army
of Franco at work, and with tho of
ficials engaging, themselves, in all
sorts of actual rolief work, tho peo
plo still faco tho worst day of poril
since the floods began.
Tho tenseness of tho situation
may bo understood when It Is real
ized that any moment some bulwark
may glvo way and send tho roaring
waters into tho portions of tho city
whero people still remain in tholr
Tho constant immediate dangor
has Wept tho most of tho men and
women of Pnrls up day and night
Binco Sunday, and the wholo popu
lation now is working up to such a
pitch of fear and nervousness that
many aro engaging in aimless pur
suits such as aro marked after a
groat disaster such as at tho oarth
quako at Messina.
Thousands of voluntoors who
havo manned rellof bodies, havo
worked valiantly without rest day
and night, In bringing, strickon fam
ilies to places of safoty.
Tho gondarmos and tho soldiors
havo forced thoso who shrunk back,
to do their share and tho omorgonoy
character of tho work has placoi
tho city undor almost tho same sit
uation as If It woro, besieged by an
In some ways tho attack of tho
furious wators is worse than that of
an army, as tho men of Paris are
pitiably unablo to copo with It, aa
thoy would bo ablo to face a battle
upon an equal footing wltji a force
of lnvadors.
of tho Importance of unity in politics
and business. It was also coming in
religion. Much of our denomination
allsm was cheap and petty affecta
tion. Tho Y. M. C. A. was a unifying
movement. It was tho putting of tho
best personality of tho best men In
this community back of it to mako
it a success. Any mnu who would
put his heart into some such work
would Hvo ton years longer. If tho
men hero present would get behind
this work it would scrow up tho
morals of the young men of this
town about ton per cent. His address
was received with enthusiasm.
Butto, Mont., Jan. 2G. Tho third
body, that of an unidentified for
eigner, was removed today from the
mass of oarth, snow, ice, boulders'
and trees that slid across tho Groat
Northern Railway tracks near High
Gate, In northern Montana, yester
Thta slldo Is tho greatest in tho
history of tho road and working
crows aro endeavoring to clear tho
lino to relievo tied up traffic. It was
announced today by Great Northoru
officials that tho track would bo
cleared this afternoon.
It Is not known how many per
sons hay havo been caught In tho
land silo but it Is possible that tho
workers may como upon other bod
les under tho mass that remains to
be elenrfcd away.
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The Store That Saves You Money
Astoria, Ore., -'an. 20. District
Attornoy Rrownell, in a writton opin
ion, holds that the asloous In Clatsop
county cannot be compollod to close
noxt Friday, when a special oleotlou
will be held for the purpose of vot
ing on tho question of establishing a
port of Astoria.
In his opinion Brownoll says:
"The election to bg held ,pn noxj.
Friday Is not an election of state,
county or municipal officers, anil
therefore does not apply."
I'rcHldfiiHiil NcMiiInutlon.
Washington, aJn. 23. President
Taft nominated Robert Blwoll today
as receiver of the public moneys at
Olympla, Wash.
A fine hot lunch was served at
noon, and about 100 Salem business
men woro prosont. Fred Smith wa
Introduced In a follcltous manner by
Chairman W. I. Staloy, of the board
of trustuoe.. He expressed surprise
at the large number out In the mid
dle of n busy dayr The men presont
could make Salem another Seattle.
Unless Reconciliation Can Be
Brought About Judge Threat
ens Judicial Spanking.
Wlfo. Accuses. Mother-ln-Law . of
Making Things so Tropical- That
Sho Cannot Llvo in the Sanio
IIouso With ITor Second Time
Cnso Has Boon in Court.
Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy
Exciting Much Interest at
National Capitol.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 2C. Tho
actual probing of tho famous Bal-
llngor-Plnchot controversy began to
day, when Ij. R. Glavls, who was re
moved from tho offico of tho field di
vision of tho land offico by nn ordor
of President Taft, was callod by tho
joint comniitteo of congress to begin
Ills tofltimony.
Tho groat public Interest was
shown by tho oiiormoiiB crowd which
thronged tho commlteo room and all
adjacent halls, anxious to hoar a
word of testimony or see tho loading
participants of tho affair which has
caused so much confusion In high
It Is not oxpoctod that all the evi
dence enn bo obtained and tho roport
submitted boforo tho noxt congress.
Scores of witnesses havo boeu sub
ponaod. Aftor tho taking of ovl
donco will placo in tho rocord the
most minute details of the manuor in
which the public hinds has boon
made undor the direction of Dalllng
or, and ovory phase of the famous
Cunningham Alaskan coal casos, with
a vast amount of dotall rogardlng ot!t
er cases, closed, proposed and pond
ing. In addition to tho hearing of tho
ovlilenco hero, the comniitteo will
malco a trip Into tho West noxt sum
mer, and will go u Alaska, whero
thoy will nctuHlly invostlguto, first
hand, tho charges tliut tho govern
ment is being defrauded of tho most
valueublo coal doposlts.
It Is hellevod the investigation
win progress slowly at first, as tho
committee evldontly Intends to go
Into the matter systematically, with
the purpose of clearing up every
phase under discussion before pass
ing on to the noxt feature.
Attorney George Phonpw. of Phll
ndalphla. appeared as counsel for
Clifford I'Jnchot. the removed chief
forester, former Assistant Forester
i Emily II. Cunningham, aged 71
years, a respected citizen of Corval-
11a uiou uwu4; 4vtub
J He had traveled 50.000 miles a yeiir Vrke and former Law Ofllcer Shaw,
ror the past ten jears, and bad net -'of thi forestry service
er been In a lallrosd wrork All had I Tho public ixyeccs thar Piwhot
a rpsponsibllirv f. r !... Y M C A will uppear In person and glvo cvl
work Ho spoke of tho importance of " donm
"Unless tho parties to this case
can arra-sa matters,, so that thoy
can become reconciled I shall havo
to let this caso go to issuo and give
them a judicial spanking." said
Judgo Galloway this mornllngln com
menting on tho caso of Olivo I.
Plorco against her husabnd, LaRon-
da M. Plorco. Tho caso was argued
at longth yestordny afternoon on n
domurror lntorpoued, to tiho complaint
of Jho wlfo by tho dofondant hus
band and tho judgo delivered his
remarks in rendering a decision In
which bo overruled tho demurrer
thoroby allowinR tho husband tho
right to nnswor and brine thb crum
16 nn Issuo.
Too Much Mothor-Jn-Lmv.
Tho caso has been in tho court
boforo and tho causo of th'o domestia
troubles of tho parties according to
tho remarks of tho judgo this morn
ing and tho complaint filed by tho
partios Booms to ho tho important
part tho mothor of tho husband Is
playing Jn tho caso in controlling
tho actions of tho husband toward
tho wlfo. At nomo prior torm of
tho court tho husband brought suit
of dlvorco against tho wlfo and
Judgo Galloway then after Investi
gating tho caso dismissed It and nd
monlshod tho husband to not Insist
on having his wlfo resldo with his
mothor, Mrs. Mattio Parish, but to
tako hor to a homo of his own ovon
luu"6" h uo out a tout. Tho hus
band, nccordlng to tho complaint of
tho wlfo, who Is now suing for di
vorce seems to havo paid hut little
hood to tho advice of tho Judgo as.
tho wlfo now says that hor hus
band's mothor Is dominating him to
such nn extent that life with him hi
no longer bonrablo and asks for n
dissolution of tho marriage bond
and hor shaije of tho proporty.
ficolded or Whispering.
The list of tfrlovancoH alleged by
tho w f0 ,n hor comnJnIat jR y
and diverse in character. Hor hus
band's mothor, Mrs. Mattio Parish,
8b says Js of an ungovornablo tom
lor and on ono occasion h0r mother-in-law.
she says, protested against
or mo hor coming to visit hor an,
"Uo Informed hor that It cost too
much to keep hor that Is tho wlfo
that sho was a useless oxponso and
ook up the husband's time. Upon
another occasion tho mothar-iiJaw
"no0 t room aaor
"and and wlfo had rotumo from n
buggy ride and humbly gott g
down on her knees Mora tho wife
her if Bh0 wtght tVr'd '
on t mr WM h0rfl nmI "W: nd
on still another occasion sho alleges
wWlo hor husband was reading Z
evening, she whispered to him that
J ho w tired and was going to re-
Iro and this so angered tho mother-in-law
that sho saoldud hor and ,.o
ouBod hor of being u, mannored.
rc 'husband evidently colndldwl
with the mother-ln.luw m his views
of tho matter tho wlfo says that
io wanted hor to go and apologize
to tho mother-in-law for having
whispered to him and it Is because
or theso and nmny othor thlngst hnt
sho wants a logal separation nud
wants her shnro of tho property
which consists of a tallorshop in the
city and soim real proporty.
Mrs. Plorco Js ropresentod by vt
torm McMahon and Mr pierce by
ttcrnia Kaiser, Poguo and Hart-