Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, May 09, 1911, Image 1

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NO. 110.
Councilman Durbin Has Chance
for the Mayor" Business Men Generally Are Not Vocif
erous in the Chorus Action Considered a Hard Blow to
the City's Progress The Question Now Before the People
Is "What Is the Next Move Toward City Owning Its Water
Declaring that after a considera
tion of the reports relating to the
purchase by the city, of the water
plant of the Salem Water company,
that he had reached the conclusion
that the price asked for the plant
was excessive, and that the plant In
Its present condition was inadequate,
Mayor Lachmund last evening ve
toed the ordinance passed at a for
mer session of the council and hav
ing for its object the purchase of the
plant and upon a vote being- taken
Jon the question of the veto being up-
iieiu it wa Busutiueu uy a vote or
six to six.
Sounds Senth Knell.
Through all of the day a rumor had
been prevalent that the mayor would
veto the ordinance and from the
start to the end of the session
when the veto was submitted, the ex
citement was intense. Despite the
prslstency of the rumor, however,
the councllmen who had labored for
the passage of the ordinance in the
first place declined to give credence
to it. When the ordinance was
passed a week ago moBt of the coun
cllmen favoring its passage, had
gone to the mayor and secured his
views and he had assured them that
if it came to a tie vote he would vote
in favor of the ordinance. Having
Implicit confidence in him, they
brushed aside all rumors, and it was
not until the cleric picked up the
veto message and began to read It
that they realized the truth of the
rumor the full meaning of Coun
cilman Durbin's remark when he en
tered the council room that he "had
come to preach the city's funeral ser
mon or sing glory to God for the
mayor," and also realized that with
a single stroke of the pen the mayor
had sounded the death knell for
some time to come on the pure water
campaign in the city of Salem.
Hiisinoss Men Ignored.
M. 0. Buren, president of the Board
of Trade, and Theodore Roth, presi
dent of the Business Men's league,
fearing that the rumor would come
true submitted a written communi
cation to the clerk of the council and
asked him to hand It to the mayor be
fore the body convened. They asked
in the communication that before the
mayor veto the ordinance that he give
the business men a hearing. The
clerk handed the communication to
the mayor Just before the council
convened, and the next time It was
heard from was after he had vetoed
the ordinance when he asked If any
one representing either organization
was present and upon receiving no
answer proceeded to put the veto to
a vote.
The vote was taken without dis
cussion and was as follows: Durbin,
Hill. Lafky, Moffltt, Eldridge and
Pennbaker, aye; Hatch, Huckstein,
Manning Sauter, White and Waring,
no; I,owe and Elliott being absent.
The Veto and Reasons For It
"To the Common Council of the City
of Salem.
"Gentlemen: I herewith return
Ordinance 882-930 with my veto,- ad
vancing the following reasons there
for: "At the outset I desire to state
that I am an earnest advocate of
municipal ownership of waterworks,
but, after making a careful investiga
tion of the reports covering the plant
now owned by the Salem Water com
pany. I have come to -the conclusion
that the price asked Is excessive and
furthermore considering its present
condition and Inadequacy, It is my
belief that the taking over of this
property by the city would not be
From Investigations and informa
tion derived from numerous sources
the company's present mains and
connections are totally inadequate
to furnish a sufficient supply of wa
ter during the summer months and
were the city to take over by pur
chase the existing water works, the
first step would be the Installation
of pipes of sufficient size to meet the
requirements and demands of the en
tire city. It would mean the prompt
construction of a reservoir of triple
the capacity of the present one and
finally a modern filtration plant
A bond Issue as contemplated of
$400,000 would be but a beginning
and before the plant could be brought
up to date and sufficiently large to
meet the requirements of the present
and future, $1,000,000 or more would
be invested, which Investment would
then consist of a plant about one-half
uoiete and one-hair modern.
"The responsibility for the passing
ot this ordinance seems to rest with
to Tune Up in "Glory to God
my signature but after giving the
subject my best attention and looking
at it from every angle, I feel that I
would be derelict in my duty to this
city and its citizens by affixing my
name thereto.
"City taxes have reached a maxi
mum and to Increase this burden
would work an unnecessary hard
ship upon a class least able to stand
it. The city is making rapid strides
along the lines of progresss and
while the acquisition of the water
works would be desirable. It is not
absolutely necessary at this time.
"I therefore return Ordinance No.
882-930 with my veto."
There Was a Big Fight.
Early in the day the secret got out
that the mayor had decided to veto
the ordinance purchasing the water
plant. He was waited on by a num
ber of prominent business men but
all found that his mind was made up
and closed to argument. All efforts
to get the mayor into conference with
progressive and disinterested property
owners who have staked - their for
tunes on the improvement of the
city men who put their money into
the new Marlon hotel, men who have
paved streets and built and maintain
beautiful homes were unavailing.
His headquarters were in the back
room of the cigar store and all who
wanted to see him had to go there.
He was closely watched und later
was taken in charge by a promi
nent attorney until he went home and
could not be seen again until the
council met. Representatives of
the water company were barred
from access to the mayor, who
had a long conference with his man
agers at the Marlon hotel barroom.
A few business men of the city then
asked the mayor to take the full 10
days as he said originally he would
when he approached them and asked
their help to get the 'council to pass
the ordinance. A communication
signed by the president of the Boaxd
of Trade and the Busines s Men's
League was sent to him asking that
he defer action until the business
men and property owners of the city
could have a chance to express
themselves. But with eight votes in
the city council and almost unani
mous sentiment among the business
men of the city no hearing would be
YYImt Will He Done Next
The situation as it now stands is
complex. The charter lias been
amended for public ownership and a
bond issue of $400,000 authorized.
The bonds have been sold once and
there were eight bidders, the highest
offering a premium of $2G,000. The
same firm stands ready to take the
bonds again. There Is now no prop
osition before the city council to buy
the plant. The water board of four
men who were elected under the
Rogers .administration will probably
resign. The reactionaries propose
to Invoke the aid of the railroad com
mission under the public utilities act
to make the water company extend
Its mains and put In pure water.
This idea is championed by Alder
man Lafky and Durbin and the
mayor. The water company has in
corporated in Arizona and will prob
ably take its property off the mar
ket, as it has never been offered for
sale to anyone but the city, and pre
pare for litigation.
With the view of launching a
state-wide movement having for its
object the assisting of paroled pris
oners from the state prison In secur
ing employment In the midst of prop
er environments Rev Bauer, chaplain
at the state penitentiary, will leave
for a tour of the state tomorrow, and
during it he hopes to effect organiza
tion In most of the smaller towns,
which will co-operate with the Prison
Aid Association.
The Prison Aid Association main
tains headquarters in Portland.
While organized three years ago, it
has not been active, but as soon as
the new parole law goes into effect
there will be about 100 prisoners in
j the state prison entitled to clemency,
"Hands Off" His Policy.
Washington, May 9. PresI-
dent Taft's determination to
maintain his "hands off" policy
in the Mexican revolution was
only strengthened by a cabinet
meeting here today, which dis-
cussed the occurrences along the
border. The White House gets
duplicates of everything re-
ceived on the subject by the war
The president has determined
that the whole action of the
government at this time shall
be to use the army to keep
Americans away from the bor-
der and out of the zones of fire.
and that will give the association a
field to work in.
The association, as it now exists.
Is not strong enough to properly care
for these paroled prisoners, and it is
to increase strength so that it will be,
that it Is proposed to organize all
minor associations. The plan will be
to parole the prisoners to these
minor associations, and to have them
secure employment for and keep in
touch with them. The movement will
effect the stopping of the migration
of prisoners to Portland as soon as
they are paroled, and surrounding :
them with environments which, will j
tend toward their reformation.
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Another chapter' was written in
the war waged by a certain prohi
bition element In Woodburn against
the Bachelor's Club of that place,
when Night Patrolman McMorris was
haled before Justice Crlttendon, of
Hubbard, Saturday, and fined the
sum of $10 for assaulting members
of the club.
McMorris' offense consisted in
stopping members on the street, ar
resting and searching them. A war
rant was sworn out for his arrest
Friday, and he signified his intention
of pleading not guilty, but, upon a
second thought decided to enter a
plea of guilty, with the result of the
above fine being imposed.
He failed to find anything in the
way of intoxicating liquors upon the
persons of the members searched.
So far in the battle being waged the
club has played a winning handt.
MAV 20.
In compliance with a law passed
at the session of the last legislature,
authorizing tbe creation of a county
educational board In every county In
the state having more than 60 school
districts, County Superintendent
Smith today appointed L. S. Lam
bert, of Stayton,; J. M. Poorman, of
Woodburn; E. E .Shields, of Ger
vals and A. W, Mlze, of Liberty, as
members of the board.
The law provides that on the first
Monday of June the board shall hold
Its first regular meeting and organize
by electing one of the members as
secretary and then proceed to divide
the districts of the county, save the
districts of the first-class, Into su
pervisory districts, but no super
visory district shall contain les than
20 nor more than 50 school districts.
After the creation of the districts the
board shall employ supervisors who
shall be engaged for not less than 10
months of the year, and whose salary
shall not exceed $100 a month. The
board, besides making rules and reg
ulations for the work of the super
visors, shall act as an advisory board
to the county school superintendent,
and assist him in holding educational
meetings throughout the county.
The members of the board get no
compensation, but are allowed trav
eling expenses not to exceed' $25.
Duties of Supervisors.
The duties of the supervisors shall
be to work under the superintend
ent, and attend all meetings he shall
call: to supervise the schools of the
district for which he Is employed;
to enforce the course of study pre
scribed by the board: to make a writ
ten report at the end of each month
to the county school superintendent
upon the conditions of the schools.
To be eligible to be appointed he
must have a teacher's certificate from
this state and must have taught In
Its schools for at least nine months.
Cnunty Superintendent Smith Is
' made exofflcio chairman ' of the
county educational board, '
Tbe law goes Into effect May 20.
Fired for Vnionism.
Washington, D. C, May 9.
Straight admission that postal
clerks had been dismissed from
the service of the United States
solely because they had been
active in forming a union was 4
made here today by Second As-
sistant Postmaster-General Stew-
art before the bouse committee
on civil Bervlce reform.
Stewart's , admission came
with especial reference to the
cases of Clerk Van Dyke and
Duff. He testified that both
were good clerks, and said' they
were dismissed only because of
their "pernicious activity" In
promoting the postal employes'
Citizens of Little Town Put Up
Heroic Defense, But the For
tunes of WarWere Against
Them, and They Had to Sur
Americans Who Saw the Battle Kay
They Displayed Splendid Courage
and Added a Bright Page to the
I History of Lower- California
"Aunf Jane" Xed Never Feel
Ashamed of Her Boys, Who De
fended Her to the Last.
Tla Juana, taken by the Mex-
lean rebels this morning, is a
small Mexican town just over
the line, about 18 miles from
San Diego. Several trains take
hundreds of tourists there al-
most every day. Its principal
Industry has been selling curios
to the tourists.
Tia Juana Is Spanish for
"Aunt Jane."
Made Great Fight. -San
Diego, Cal., May 9. The mem
bers of Little Landers colony, a mile
across the valley on the American
side, were interested spectators of
the whole battle of Tia Juana, from
the approach of the insurrectos yes
terday afternoon to the termination
of the fight this morning. William
E. Smythe, who is one of the found
ers of the colony, and who saw the
battle, said:
"Whatever the merits of the strugr
gle tn Mexico, the resistance offered
by the men of Tia Juana was worthy
of all praise. Thpy were fighting for
i their homos, and they displayed mag
nificent courage as long as their am
munition lasted. Few realize what a
frightful strain the people of Tla
Juana have undergone for months,
moving their women and children
across the border night after night,
while the men kept up their weary
"When the great moment came
the defenders" proved to ba heroes.
The fortunes of war were against
them, but tliey added a bright page
to the history of Lower California.''
The Salem band boys and the
Board of Trade are trying to raise a
fund to maintain concerts here dur
ing the summer months. This Is a
worthy undertaking, and should be
supported liberally by Salem people,
not only the business men, but by ev
ery person who enjoys the concerts.
The plan l to give 30 concerts
with not less than. 15 musicians at
each concert, the concerts to be held
In Willson avenue and Marlon
square, alternately. It will take
$1500 to give these 30 concerts,
which Is a very reasonable price for
the work the men do. Band music In
any city, on certain afternoons or ev
enings, is a great attri ctlon. and if
each person who hag the pleasure of
Jury Must Decide.
Hayward, Wis., May 9. On
the ground that the crime had
not been proved, John Dletz,
who is on trial here for the mur-
der of Deputy Sheriff Oscar
Harp, moved today that the
court dismiss the oase. The
motion was overruled by Judge
Reld, who declared that the
Jury must decide the case on Its
Dletz then asked that the
case be taken from tbe Jury, be-
cause he did not want to see its
memgers persecuted by the lum-
members persecuted by the lum-
enjoying this music would gl?e only
10 cent 8 a concert, or $3.00 for the
30, it would raise a fund whereby a
splendid band could be maintained.
The boys are doing their best to
get around between working hours
and see the business men, but it is
almost impossible for them to see
everybody. All money subscribed
and paid in is turned over to Chaun
cey Bishop, who is head of the com
mittee. Anybody interested in the
band and these concerts (and every
body should be interested in them)
is invited to leave whatever amount
of money they wish to give, no mat
ter how small or how large, with Mr.
Bishop at the Woolen Mill Store or
at the Capital Journal office. Money
so left will be placdd in the proper
Chicago, May 9. Indications that
Uttte Elsie Paroubeck, 4, for whom
250,000 school children have been
searching for months, was slain be
fore the body was found in tha
drainage canal at Lockport, 111., wag
found today in a cursory examination
of her remains. There was no water
in the lungs. The child disappeared
a month ago, and the body was found
last night.
The father of Elsie maintains that
she was kidnaped by gypsies, and was
murdered when the police got on
their trail.
Seattle, Wash., May 9. King
county commlssliners have guarded
the federal government against pos
sible damage claims from property
owners as the result of the eight-foot
lowering of the waters If Lake Wash
ington In construction of a canal to
tho bay. The latest obstacle Is
thereby removed, and It. Is expected
work will begin sTon. The canal will
transform the Immense interior lake
Into a harbor of superior protection,
and great Industrial development Is
promised to follow.
Seattle bus bet-a fighting lit the
canal for 20 years. When nil arrange
ments seemed to hnve been perfected
the government objected that It
might be held liable for property
damages, and that the supreme court
might set aside a county bond Issue,
if the present issue Is declared 'in
valid. Two hundred citizens, headed by
former United' States Senator Plies,
In flu (need the commissioners t: as
sume responsibility, so that canal
construction might start.
rit()( I.AI.HS SI'MMV
Governor West today Issued a
proclamation designating and set
ting aside next Sunday May 14
as "Mother's liny" and recommend
ing Its observation throughout the
The governor In his proclamation
suggests that wherever possible It
be observed with exercises In har
mony with the spirit of the day; that
white tarnations und white badges
be worn and that all flags be flown
on public buildings.
The day has grown much In favor
In recent years and extensive prepar
ations are being made for Its obser
vance in the churches of this city.
I.OB Angeles, Cal.. May 9. The
"blue mask bandits" again were
In evidence early today, making an
unsuccessful attempt to hold up a
down town drug store owned by Fred
C. Kruell. Kruell who was behind
the counter when the men entered,
ducked down and ran out a back door
calling for help. The robbers fled.
Everything Points to a Great R ebel Victory, But Whatever the
Result the City Is Practically in Ruins From Fierce Can
nonadingHundreds of Non-Combatants Fled Across the
Line, and at Least Three American Citizens Have Been
Killed in El Paso by Flying Bullets. '
El Paso, Tex., May 9. Fighting
, witn aesepration, the federal garri
son of Juarez was still holding out
, this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock their
rifles and quick flrers spitting vic
iously from behind breastworks on
the roofs of the Church of Our Lady
'of Guadeloupe, the Juarez Jail and
the adobe houses nearby.
It Is estimated seml-oflictally that
there are between 300 and 400 dead
and wounded on both sides.
The gambling rooms of Juarez are
filled with the wounded and the dead
lie unburled In the streets, while
over their bodies sing the bullets fired
In such a fight as few Americans
thought would be ever seen In the
Madero rebellion.
Early this afternoon 400 rebel re
inforcements arrived at Juarez, They
took the place of Colonel Garibaldi's
force, which includes a great many
Americans. It had been forced , to
retire from the fighting line to re
plenish its, exhausted stock of. am
munition. Garibaldi, when his
troops fell back, declared that only
one American, a man named Kelly,
had been slain tn his command,
At 10:45 o'clock the fate of Juarez
was still undecided. Hundreds of
rebels and swarmed Into the city
and were storming the barricades and
trenches In the streets, behind which
the remnant of the federals still
fought on with the desperation of
Federals Fight Wickedly.
The federals still held the Jail,
the main customs house and the
cathedral, and from the top of the
Jail their guns poured shells along
the streets taken by the rebels and
Into Cowboy park, which since early
morning had sheltered a force of the
There was a great exodus of the
residents of Juarez this morning
when it appeared that the city would
be wrecked by cannon fire. Throngs
of men, women and children rushed
to the International border, fleeing
for their lives to American territory.
They were allowed to come In with
out question, but neither rebels nor
federal soldiers were allowed to
cross, even the wounded being
turnd back by the American troops
on patrol.
Additional American troops which
arrived here this morning are close
ly guarding the river bank and forc
ing the people from the zone of fire
along the river.
Despite repeated complaints by tho
American officers in charge, bullets
are still raining into the heart of El
Sacramento, Cal., May 9. The de
mand for early California fruit In tho
East Is shown by the Information re
ceived hero today that $20 a box
had been paid for a consignment of
Sacramento valley early cherries In
the New York market. The fruit
was shipped by tho Pacific Fruit Ex
change. The standard price for Cal
ifornia cherries In mid-season Is $1.50
per box. Tho price received in Chl
cngr for a consignment of the sume
nature was $10 a box.
The reason why some women never
grow old Is because they never ar
rive at the age of discretion.
(I'NITKO l'IU;H i.kaw:i HIIIK
Mexico City, May It. Jose Yves
Llmaatour, minister of finance, Is
sued a statement hr today on the
revolution In which he Indicated that
no rebel successes will move Presi
dent Diaz to any Immediate resig
nation. "The government,'' he said,
"hpes for the best, and considers
President Diaz's manifesto the final
step to be taken on Its part. It Is
hoped that tho pople will accept It
as conclusive, and that peace will be
It Is reported here that the rebels
will attack Cuernavaca this afternoon
Twelve American citizens are still
I Paso, and it is rported that a num-
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uur ul AuiuritauB are cuuBiauuy lur
ing hit
Mill Fight to tbe Last
Juarez has not yet surrendered,
and General Navarro, the federal
commander, says be will never do so,
but will fight to the last trench, and
with his last man.
Notwithstanding this defiance, thai
rebel officers declare that many fed-
eral troops have abandoned the city
and that all the federal guns except
those on the Jail have been silenced
by the fire of the Insurrectos.
Whether or not the rebels ultl
jmately triumph, there is no doubt
that the result of the day's fighting
will leave Juarez, a mass of ruins.
The casualties on the American
side of the line were as follows:
The dead:
Vlncente Pasedes, killed at Fifth
and El Paso streets.
. R. H. Ferguson, Troop F, Third
Cavalry, San Francisco. i
W. D. Chandler, cattle man, Dun
can, Ariz.; shot through the heart
Antonio Garcia.
The wounded:
Mrs. Joseph. Morehead.. shot la arm
and body. .
Edmund Heaton,. Nebraska; shot
In leg.
Luis Vlllalobos, El Paso; shot la
Mrs. Macedonia Garcia, shot in
O. W. Stlth, shot In body.
It Is known that there are at least
12 persons dead in Juarez and the
list Is reported to be as high as 60.
One command of the Insurgents Is
reported to have been annlhllatd near
"Peace Grove" by a federal discharge
of shrapnel). It is believed that the
wounded will exceed 100 on each
Death List Large,
El Paso, Tex,, May 9. Fifteen
Americans were killed and 1G0 in
surgents were killed and wounded in
today's fighting at Juarez, according
to Emll.lo Garcia and an American
named Cassldy, who came here this
afternoon to secure supplies for the
rebel army. The federal losses were
said to greatly outnumber the rebel
"I counted 47 dead federals In ona
street a nd 38 In another," said Cas
sldy. "Most of them were stripped
of their clothing and weapons. Villa
real, with 500 men and two pieces of
artillery, one of which Is 00,
the brass cannon stolon from the EI
Paso public square a few weeks ago,
are now fighting with Madero."
Everett, AVash., May 9. Caught In
the hold of tho old wooden steamer
Whldby, which plied botween Everett
and Seattle, Fireman Joseph. Parker,
of Seattle, and Manuel Sllva, a dock
laborer, perished this morning when
the vesw-1 burned at her bith at Oak
Harbor on Camano Island.
The steamer was an oil burner.
Half an hour after the blaze was dis
covered tho cabins were aflame, the
tanks exploded and all hope of saving
the hulk was gono.
The Whldby was owned by the
Island Transportation company. She
was Insured for $43,000.
10 M A K K
Onklund, Calif.. May 9. Work at
the California cotton mills was prac
tically suspended today when 250
employes, mostly women and child
ren, quit because notice had been
served upon them that their wages
were to be reduced 10 per cent. Of
ficers of the company attributed the
cut to the new 8-hour law for women,
declaring that they could not afford
to pay the same wages for eight
hours work as they had paid for a
nine-hour day.
usitcd rats LEASBD WIKR.)
San Francisco. May 9. In a letter
from Hot Springs, Arkansas, to a
local sporting writer, Hattllng Nel
son announced today that his next
match in his "come back" effort
would be at Vancouver. Washington,
July 4. "Bud" Anderson will bathe
Rattler's opponent
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