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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY i 1913.
SCHOOL BUM HOT PR
WITH SUFFICIENT FIR
TO PERMIT GOUDITIOrJS TO
REMAIN AS THEY NOW ARE
Means of Egress Are Entirely Inadequate and Should Fire
Break Out Loss of Life Might Be Appalling School Room
Doors Open Inward, and the Halls and Staircases Would
Simply Be Chimneys for the Fire Should It Start in the
Basement Conditions Must Be Remedied at Once.
Salem, Ore., April 29, 1912.
To the President of the Salem School
Hoard, Salem, Ore.:
Dear Sir: Pursuant to a commun
cation which 1 directed to the chief
of our fire department relative to am
ple lirescapes on all school buildings,
together with any recommendations
which he might desire to make, 1 en
close herewith letter of March 8th,
last, for your serious consideration.
You will notice that some of his crtl
clsms are very severe, bordering on
the criminal, and It becomes my duty
to urge upon you the absolute Import
ance and necessity of throwing every
possible safeguard around the pupils
who attend our public schools.
The Importance of this matter is ap
parent and I will thank you to advise
ine without delay Juat what action the
lioard intends to take to remedy ex
isting conditions, otherwise I feel it
incumbent upon me to take the mat
ter up with the council for adjudica
tion. Awaiting your reply, I remain
Very truly yours,
Salem, Ore., March 8, 1912.
Mr. Louis Lachmund, Mayor, Salem,
Dear Sir: In accordance with your
vedcst that I Inspect the different
CNITKD PliEHR IJCAHHD WHIG.
Bayview, Md., May 4. "I am a
peaceful man and 1 don't want to
fight, but when 1 do fight I hit hnrd,"
Haid President Taft In his speech at
HyattHvllle today. Then he launched
Into a bitter denunciation of Roose
velt. "The cause I represent is being
injured by misrepresentations of
Colonel Roosevelt. He Is spreading
the impresHion that If you nominate
liim he will abolish bosses. Roose
velt was president for seven years and
I would like some one to tell me how
many bouses he abolished."
Referring to Charles J. Bonaparte,
attorney general under Roosevelt,
President Taft said:
"My friend Bonaparte, If I may call
him that, says I am substitute presi
dent. I cannot reply to that. Such
an nttaek is like criticizing one's
personal appearance a matter of
At Laurel President Taft again re
ferred to Roosevelt In a sarcastic
manner, saying: "I tremble for the
country were Roosevelt to die, with
so much depending on his life."
STATE MAKES STRONG
CASE AGAINST ALLEN'S
vnitiid runs!! ijtAsr.D wire
Wythevllle, Va., May 4. The state's
evidence against Floyd Allen, mem
ber of the Allen clan of outlaws on
trial here for the part he played In
the shooting bee enacted In the Hllls
vllle courtroom, was practically fin
ished today. Allen, dazed at the
strength of the murder case the state
has presented against him, Is on the
verge of rollapse.
Sldna Sprackler testified that he
heard Claude and Floyd Allen talking
In the court room at Hillsvllle be
fore the shooting. He declared he
heard Floyd Allen aHk: "Are all the
When the firing started, said
Sprackler, Claude and Sldna Allen
mounted a bench and opened fire,
Boston Beat Brooklyn.
DNirao rums umwo wiri.1
Boston, May 4. The neaneaters
wiped out yesterday's defeat today
beating Brooklyn in a heavy hitting
contest, t to 4. Score:
R. H. R
Brooklyn 4 11 1
Boston 6 10 2
Retteries: Stack, Knetzer snd
Phelps; Brown, Hogg snd Rartdan.
Umpires: Rlgler snd Flnneran.
school buildings, and report to you
my findings, together with any rec
ommendations I might make, I will
say that I have Inspected said build
ings, and beg to report as follows:
All of the buildings have one com
mon fault, namely: That the pupils
are compelled to pass through a com
mon hall In leaving the building. In
the East Salem building the pupils
' who occupy the upper floor are com
1 pelled to pass down stairs Into a hall
that Is used by the pupils who occupy
I the floor below, and then pass out of
I the same exit with the lower floor pu
I Nearly the same conditions exist at
I the High School. At the High School
the assembly rooms on the upper
floor, where, at times, during enter
tainments, some 800 people are liable
, to be congregated. There aro two
stairs leading from this floor said
stairs are 6 feet, 6 Inches in width.
These stairs lead down to the hall be
low, and from this floor there Is an
I exit that leads to the outside, and two
stairs which lead to the ground floor
In the North, South and Yew Park,
the Englewood and the Garfield, exits
are provided so that the pupils In the
(Continued on page 5.)
UNITED lMlESS LEASED Will,.)
Seattle, May 4. Charles W. Wap
pensteln, chief of police in Seattle for
two terms, is today in the custody of
penitentiary officials. His vigorous
fight to the last for a stay in his
sentence of three to 10 years for
bribe-taking, failed. He left for Wal
la Walla at 7:30 Inst night in the
custody of Deputy Sheriff Liner, and
was received there this morning.
There was no one at the depot to
bid him good-bye. The man who one
year ago was the storm center of Se
attle politics, passed practically un
noticed. Wappensteln was neatly
dressed, bought his own ticket to
Walla Walla with a berth reservation,
nnd smiled to the newspaper men as
he boarded the train.
"Politics got me," he said.
"I am Innocent of the charges, and
could have saved myself by perjury.
I might have said others were to
blame. I am paying one of the pen
alities of politics.
"That's the way It goes," he said,
"what did those men care that they
vnted mv life nwAV? T nt 111 hnne that
my good friends will be able to do J
something, for this blow falls heav
iest on my family, on my wife, and
my boy and girl who are now In
school. And that hurts."
Story Is Dissipated.
DUITBD mil MASSB WItl.
New York, May 4. The story told
the Titanic Investigation committee
by T. J. Dunn, a travelsing salesman,
,thRt a White Star line official re
ceived a message early on the morn-
i Ing following the disaster, stating
that the vessel had sunk, was dlssl-
I pated here today by Senator William
lAlden Smith, chairman of the senate
I Fred Dauter, a delivery clerk at the
'. Western Union office here, whose son
1b alleged to have told Dunn that his
father handled such a message ad
dressed to "lslefrank" the code name
for Vlve-Presldent Franklin, emphat
ically denied to Chairman Smith that
he handled or seen such a message.
Salem and Vicinity: Fair to- .
night with light frost. Sunday
fair and warmer. Westerly
Another Strike In fliicflirn.
Chicago, May 4. Eight thou-
Band freight handlers, clerks
I and rherkera nn 9ft rallrnDta mi- A
terlng Chicago, were ordered to
waiK oui ai noon today. The
men demnnrieri in a nmnth in A
crease in wages, a half holiday
x on Saturdays and double pay
for all holidays. The strike
was ordered uendine a. flnnl r.
ply from the railroads. The
men announced that they would
wait until noon for n favnmhia
ALL TIED UP
FOUR-PAGE EDITION'S WAS THE
BEST THE BIG DAILIES COILD
DO THIS MORNING-OTHER
UNION'S JOIN THE STRIKERS.
UNITED PSCSS LEASED Willi. V
Chicago. Mav 4. Foiir-nnee erllt(m
was the best Chicago's big morning
newspapers could do Tor the reading
j public here today. The Issues ap
peared without advertising In their
pages, and only a few were distributed
I in the residence districts, while none
could be bought In the chief business
It is generally believed here that
the pressmen will win their strike.
I The leaders spent today In enlisting
ine am oi otner printing trades. All
Stereotype joined the pressmen at
midnight, and other trades will prob
ably quit before tomorrow morning,
unless the publishers give In.
The Chicago Socialist, an afternoon
publication, got out a morning paper,
and thousands of copies were sold.
The Chicago Day Book was also wide
A few small riots were reported to
day when attempts were made to sell
the morning papers down town but
no one was seriously injured. It is
feared other riots will occur later In
CAMERON WILL J
FIGHT THE RECALL
That District Attorney Cameron
of Multnomah county, Intends fight
ing the recall proceedings launched
against him became evident today
wlien he fa led to nresenr. tn tin. anc-
retary of state his resignation and
Monday morning the secretary of
state will call an election for his re
call. The election must be held
within 20 days after the call Is made.
uameron s deputy consulted with
the attorney general on the siitilert
of fighting the proceedings several
days ago. It Is understood he In
tends to restrain the secretary of
state from calllne the elitlnn nn tlm
ground that the recall amendment to
the constitution Is not self-executing
but that further leglslalon Is neces
sary. It Is also understood that he
will contend, that the amendment Is
contrary to the constitution of the
The Reimbllcnn stiile coninil
mlttcc met In Portland today.
A firebug made two attempts to
burn the Woodburn livery stable last
A FALL OF 400
FEET, HOT HURT
UNITED PRF.fJR LEAKED WIBE.l
Philadelphia. Mav 4. Tn
a dangerous angle 400 feet downward
through the air, crashing through two
rences and rinally landing In a creek
bottom beneath their overturned bi
plane. Marshal Karl Field, an amnteur
aviator, and his Instructor, (1. W.
Heattv. escaned with mlnnr ini,.ri,,
while on a flight from New York to
Philadelphia. The mishap occurred
near Elizabeth, N. J.
The nalr were hnwllnir nlnno- inn
feet above the earth when their motor
began to miss fire ,and the machine
started downward at a dangerous an
gle. The areoplane was smashed to
bits when It struck the creek bottom,
but the aviators fell In such a way
that neither was seriously hurt.
Died as Ilr 1,1 red.
Lexington, Ky., May 4. While
standing In front or his store at
Crocketsvllle, Breathitt county, today,
Ed. Callahan, Kentucky's most noted
feudist, and the Instigator of many
fatal shooting affrays, was shot and
killed from ambnah. His slayer-Is as
Jast a Sneew.
Los Angeles, May 4. Reach-
Ing for the papers In the case
of Kaczcrkiewicz vb. Kaczcrkle-
wlcji, judge Monroe began :
"Case of of case of of K-a-c-
z-c-r-k-l-e-w-l-c-i," he spelled;"
"against er the same." He
joined the grin as the bailiff
pounded for order.
Welch Takes Over the P. R., L.
& P. Co's Street Car System
Today Arid Purchases a
Block on Commercial Street
CONSIDERATION IS $500,000
Block ou t'liiomcrelul Street Cost $100,
000 Loop From Prison (o Asylum
to Bo Completed nnd Another on
Forry Street From Frout to Libert)
and on It to Slate Roads to Be
Built to Ifosednlc, Stayton, and
then, Welch Only Knows.
The transfer of the Portland Rail
way, Light & Power company street
railway lines at Salem and suburbs to
the Welch system was accomplished
Friday, although scheduled for May
1st. The consideration was about
$500,000, and $100,000 has been in
vested In the block of ground on which
the Commercial Hall, on Commercial
street, stands. j j,
A number of changes will be made
In the service at Salem, and the street
car system and Interurban lines will
all center at an union station on the
corner of Commercial . and center
streets. The loop connecting the state
prison and asylum will be completed,
and the line will run around from
Front on Ferry and then on Liberty to
State. Other changes will be made.
Frank Waters, former mayor of this
city, was In Salem yesterday to file
the transfer pnpers, and Bald a number
of extensions were planned, but could
not yet be announced. Among them
are a lino to Rosednle south Stayton
and north, but how far no statement
would be made.
Archer & Wiggins' (Weonas) the
pick traveling team or Archer
& Wiggins' League of Portland,
The Local Team
Tonirorow, !l p. in.
RED HOT TODAY
UNITED rnKSS LEANED WII1E.1
Baltimore, May 4. Four candidates
for the presidential nomination, Colo
nel Roosevelt, President Taft, Gover
nor Judson Harmon of Ohio, and
Speaker Chnnip Clark, are today busi
ly engaged In telling the Maryland vot
ers just why the stute delegates
should be Instructed to support their
candidacy. The most Interest, how
ever, centers In the fight being waged
between Colonel Roopevelt and Presi
dent Taft. i
President Tart left Washington at
8:30 o'clock and started to woo the
voters right after breakfast, speaking
first at Hyattsville. At the same time
Colonel Roosevelt was addressing in
enthusiastic crowd at Westminster.
Both Roosevelt and Taft claim vie.
tory, but politicians here believe the
contest for Maryland's delegates will
Irt addition lo speaking at Westmin
ster Colonel Roosevelt addressed big
crowds at Iloymsr Frederick and
Hagerstown. He will wind up his cam
palgn tonight at Cumberland In the
heart of the coal mining region. The
former president will start for Oyster
Hay Immediately after he finishes his
address, and will arrive home 8umlay.
President Taft's Itinerary Included
Laurel, Aberdeen, Elkton, Belair and
Havre de Grace.
Governor Woodrow Wilson, of New
Jersey, will make his appeal to the
voters next Monday.
Indians Killed Contable.
Clinton, B. C, May 4. Prov-
Inclal Constable Kindness was
shot and killed today near Clin-
ton, B. C, while in pursuit of
Moses Paul and Spintlam, the
two escaped . Indian murderers
who killed a white man and a
Chinaman near Clinton last July.
Provincial , Constable Forest
Lorlng was wounded In the arm.
Three special constables, who
went out with the first two are
missing but are presumably
IS RUfJ TODAY
THIS IS THE SIXTH RACE CHEM
AWA AND PORTLAND I. M. C. A.
TEAMS CHEMAWA HAS WON FOUR
PORTLAND ONE, AND IT WILL BE
A HOT CONTEST TODAY.
At ten a. m., Governor West started
the annual relay race between the
Chemawa Indian Training school and
Portland Y. M. C. A. At Portland the
relay runners arrive at the Y. M. C. A.
building at 3: 30 to 4:00 p. m.
Teams (or Each Lap
In each of the teams are five men
who have participated lu the race pre
viously. On the Chemawa team these
men are Joe Denmart, Tom Powers,
Aurellus Talbot Louts Dan and Klotus
The teams for each of the laps In
the order In which they come are as
First lap, Klotus Jim aud Bard
dollar; second lap, Ell Gangra and
McDonald; third lap, Louis Dan nnd
Payton; fourth lap, William Dale
and Vanderlip; fifth lap, Paul Flnley
and Brown; sixth lap Aurellus Talbul
nnd Turner; seventh lap Tom Powers
and Frelchel; eighth lap, John D. Ad
ams and Gunther; ninth lap, Dnvls
Nathan and Jensbold; tenth lap, Joe
Denmert nnd llooth.
Itecords of the Past
May 4, 1907 Chemawa winner;
time 5 hours, 26 minutes; lead 12'4
May 2, 1908 Chemawa winner;
time G hours, lfiMi minutes; lend !M
minutes 18 seconds.
May 4, 1909 Chemawa winner;
time 5 hours, ,'U minutes, 52 seconds;
lead 9 minutes, 43 seconds.
Mny 8, 1910 Chemawa winner;
time T hours, 17 minutes; lead 13
minutes D seconds.
May 13, 1911 Y. M. C. A winner;
time !i hours, 3" minutes, 20 seconds;
lend 13 minutes, 6 seconds.
The course adopted last year re
quires that the runners starting the
race pass through some of the main
streets of Salem. 'This serves to ar
ouse much more enthusiusm In the
race than would otherwise be man
ifested. From the cupltol building
the runners go down State street to
Coinnierclul, from Commercial to
Hood, from Hood to the Fairgrounds
road and thence toward Portland. The
course Is divided into ten laps of
slightly over five miles each.
The Cnplfal Journal will get re
ports on each lap.
(Continued from Page 5.)
S I I
The absence of Governor West
from the stute house today will nec
essitate the canvass of the abstract of
the state vote without him, though
the law specifically provides that the
canvass shall be made by the secre
tary of stute In the presence of the
governor and the state treasurer.
The law provides that the canvass
must be made within l.'i days after
the election nnd today Is the last day.
Governor West yesterday was at
Hood River and Unlay before return
ing, Intended to visit his camp of
"honor men" who are at work on
the Shell Rock road just below Hood
The secretary of state and state
treasurer after directing Private Sec
retary Watson to get West back If
IHMtslble, decided that should he fall
to arrive, to proceed with the can
vass without him, As he Is not due
In Portland until about 4 o'clock, it
Is not likely he will be able to get
Whether the canvass would be le
gal, not being done In his presence Is
LOSS CAUSED GY EL
5000 SQUARE MILES ARE
UNDER WATER 111 LOUISIANA
MONEY LOSSES APPALLING
Loss Has Already Reached $60,000,000, and the Breaking
of Levees Today Wll Add $25,000,000 to This 500 Stu
dents of the State University Working Along With every
Available Man in the City inan Effort to, Save Baton
Rouge From Destruction Rice Growers' Loss $2,000,000
Cotton and Wheat Growers $7,000,000.
New Orleans, May 4. Five hundred
students of the Louisiana State Uni
versity are hlplng In Baton Rouge In
efforts to save the levees.
Fordoche and Ravenwood, two
prosperous towns of this vicinity, are
submerged today with great property
loss, but no fatulltles. All the Inhab
itants were rescued from the rush of
In Department No. 2 of the circuit
court yesterday afternoon and this
forenoon, the following decrees In
divorce cases were had: Minnie C.
Wells, from Edward C. W11b; the
minor child Madeleine D. Wells, age
eight years, was awarded to Its moth
er; Hallle Parrlsh Hinges from
Charles H. Hinges, the custody of
Karl E. and Hallle May was awarded
to Mrs. Hinges; J-ottle C. Dorcas
from CharleB A. Dorcas, the minor
child being awarded to Its mother;
May B. Warren from Edward K.
Warren. . ,
Court adjourned ihls forenoon un
til 9 o'clock Thursday', May '9th.
UNITED I'llKHH I.BAHKD WIIIK.
San Francisco, May 4. In a tele
gram received here today, addressed
to ex-Muyor James D, Phelun, New
Jersey's progressive Democratic presi
dential candidate, Woodrow W'lson, In
no uncertain terms states Ills attitude
on the question of oriental exclusion,
and the encroachment of Asiatic la
bor. The dispatch came as a reply to
a question as to his views addressed
I to Wilson in behulff of a large number
of California voters. It snvs:
''Princeton, N. J., Muy 3, 1912. In
j the matter of the Chinese and Japan
ese coolie Immigration 1 stand for the
'national policy of exclusion or restrict
ed Immigration. The whole question
Is one of the assimilation of divers
races. We cannot muko a homogen
ous population out of a people who do
do not blend with the Caucasian race.
Their lower standard of living and la
bor will crowd out the white agricul
turist, and In other fields the Chinese
and Japanese coolies are a most seri
ous industrial menace.
"The success of free Democratic In
stitutions demands of our people ed
ucation, intelligence, patriotism and
the state should protect them against
unjust and Impossible competition.
"Remunerative lulior Is the basis of
contentment. Democracy rests on the
quality of the citizen. Oriental coolle
Ism will give us another race problem
to solve, and we surely hove hnd our
OCT OF T0Rlti:
Kngle Pass, Texus, Muy 4. Ameri
cans ure fleeing from Torreon, Mexico,
today In the face of the advance of the
main body of the rebel army under
Oeneral Orozco from Kacalon. The
.rebels are now surrounding Torreon
on three sides, and over 8000 men will
be about the city when the movement
Orozco is convinced that General
Huerta, the federal commander, will
jmnke his final stand at Torreon. His
present plan Is not to attack but tn
besiege the city.
The federal troops have been with
drawn from Conejos, and the small gar
rlsons scattered along the railroad to
! the south have been called In. The
'rebels expect to be within firing dis
tance of Torreon on Monday, when a
big battle may take place. If the fed
erals show fight.
Co-operation Is the application' of
common sense to th doing ot things.
Reports reaching here today from
various sections show that in all 50,
000 square'miles of Louisiana are un
der water. It is estimated that the
loss has already reachd 160,000,000
and that the latest breaks will cause
a loss of $25,000,000 more.
The loss to rice growers is $2,000,
000; to wheat, cotton and other crops
WHAT IT COST THE
According to an expense statement
filed today with the secretary of
state by tho Roosevelt campaign com
mittee, the state committee spent
$4,333.60 In behalf of his candidacy
In the state, and the county commit
tee of Multnomah county, $373.80.
Max Michel spent $9,941.70 in be
half of Selling, and Selling himself
spent $784.16, according to state
ments died. O. P. Coshow, who was
candidate on the Democratic ticket
for United States senator, spent,
$492.40, and Walter Pierce, who was
a candidate on the same ticket for th
same office Bpent $989.97.
uNiTun muss ijiaskd wihio.
Portland, Ore., May 4. With the sea
comparatively calm, the steamer Geo.
H. Vosberg with her crew still aboard
a tnoon today lay high and dry on the
south spit of the Nehalem river bar.
It Is believed that the ship Buffered
much less damage than was at first
thought. An attempt will be made at
high tide late this afternoon to pull
the VoBburg off the spit.
The barge Nehalem, cut adrift from
the Vosburg, was carried by the tide '
and wind across the river bar, aud
now is safely anchored In the harbor.
(iETS INTO CAMPAIOt
DN1THD rHKHS MIASM) WlllS.)
Topeka, Kan., May 4. Interest In
the coming presidential campaign has
lured the ghost of the lute Jerry
Simpson, former congressman, from
the seventh district, back from the
grave with a prophecy that Chump
Clark will be the next president of the
United Stntes, according to the con
gressman's widow, a spirit uullst, who
claims to have talked the situation
over with her departed spouse, ou
several occasions recently.
She declares that SlmpBon told her
that, while he Is where things are
slow In the electioneering line, he
still takes the same Interest In poli
tics which he did while on earth.
Simpson's ghost, according to the
widow, told her at Wichita a short
time ngo that Roosevelt and Clnrk
would be the nominees, and that
Clnrk will win out.
110 R All IN LEAD
The checking up of the tnlly sheets
at the slate house so far show Sena
tor Ilorah, of Idaho, to be leading as
candidate for vice-president and
Thomas McCusker, of Portland, to be
second tn the race. It Is believed
that Ilorah will probably bn the man
nominated. Checking tip of the tally
sheets also shows that there were
about l!il candidates for the office,
which makes It the most popular la
HOMER DAVENPORT WILL
II K III RIEI) AT 8ILYERTQX
Word has been received at Silver
ton, the former home of Homer Dav
enport, the famous cartoonist who
died May 2. that his body will be
brought back there for Interment, r
rlvlng about the first of next week.