iriii V . ys w v i f f M.I f-r if a lit e; : -t; 3) n nnM I Bj t Li-1 H O-s. BAliEM, UKIWW.I, MUJUAI, MAI 8, 1912. wft rUBES CHARGE OF THE PEDITEtJTIM SUPEmriTENDENT JAMES IS DISCMARGED GOVERNOR WILL NAME ALL EMPLOYES Others Slated for Decapitation, as the Governor Purposes Putting the Institution on a Business Basis, and Where There is Nothing to Do There Will Be No Soft Places, as No Salaries Will Be Paid Except to Those Who Earn Them Governor Not Yet Ready to Announce, But Insists They Will Be Made. Refusing to abide by an offer made by Superintendent James, of the pen itentiary to co-operate with lilm In keeping the Institution within the ap propriation made for It, by continuing In office of superintendent without salary, provided the governor would have all the other employes do -the same. Governor West this morning of ficially fired' him. He has named In his stead Warden Curtis as acting superintendent, and directed James to turn the Institution over to him. He declares that, under the law, It is not necessary for the institution to have a superintendent nt Its head, and that he will appoint none. Simultaneously with the firing of James he also announced that he -would wield the ax with freedom up on other employes of the penitentiary. He declared his plan had not ma tured far enough for him to give any names, but that they would be forth coming soon, He declared that he In tends to bring the Institution down to a business-like basis, and that he, alone, would say who should remain or go. James' offer was made to the gov RECALL OF CAMERON IS HELD UP M IT BROraiT SATIRRAY AND SECRETARY IS TEMPORARILY ENJOINED FROM CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION ON RECALL OF MULTNOMAH'S DISTRICT AT TORNEY. A Buit was filed In the circuit court Saturday by M. J. Clohessy, Sam Mc Cartney and William Gadsby against Ben W. Olcott, secretary of state, In which an Injunction Is sought enjoin ing him from calling a special elec tion in the fourth Judicial district, comprising Multnomah county, to re call George J. Cameron, district at torney of that district. In the absence of Judge Galloway, County Judge W. M. Ilushey Issued the temporary In junction prayed for In'the complaint. Summons of the complalnsswas served by the sheriff on the secretary of state Saturday t and notice of the temporary injunction was served o'k him this morning at the beginning of business, at 8 o'clock. In the complaint It Is alleged that the special election would cost about ll.'.OOn, for which there is no authori ty of law. It Is also alleged that there Is no authority of law for calling he special election, claiming by that, that the law on recall is unconstitutional, and, therefore, void. It Is also llleged that the reasons stated In the recall Petition are uncertain and are, there fore, Insufficient to warrant the state In calling such an election. The temporary Injunction granted Saturday Is sufficient to hold off the calling of the election until the cause Is fully heard, and the case determined ly the circuit cohrt. The National Guard armory, Just completed at Woodburn, will be dedi cated next Saturday. Governor West 1 be there. long as tome men can borrow an umbrella they will nerer attempt to lay up anything for a ralay day. OR TAKES BIT III ernor Friday. He demurred r.gainst the leave of absence, and stated that he would be willing to serve as super. Intendent without pay, provided that other employes were made to do so, but the governor made up his mind he saw things In a different light, and after calling Curtis to his office this morning, notified James that he was discharged. "Why, the others have nothing to do with the management of the insti tutions. Their positions are a mere matter of bread and butter," asserted the governor, when asked why he did not nccept the offer. "Then, In addi tion, It Is not necessary they should work without wages to keep the Insti tution within its appropriations. I have the appointive power of that In stitution, and I am going to say who shall remain and who shall go." All kinds of inquiries failed to dis close as on whom the gilded axe would fall at the penitentiary, but It Is possible that Tom Wilson, who Is a son-in-law of James, and a clerk, will go, It is also possible that the as sistant warden will go, and, with West In his present mood of applying the pruning knife, God and West alone know where the end will be. SETTLED A DIFFERENCE OF Saturday evening an altercation oc curred on Commercial street between Ferry and State that attracted con siderable of a crowd. A discussion arose between an Irishman and Thomas King, an I. W. W., In which the latter tried to convince the son of the emerald Isle that he should be an I. W. W. The arguments became quite heated and a god many remarks not complimentary to the other and which would not do for a Sunday school convention, were passed back and forth until the Irishman de clared with much vehemence that his opponent could not make an I. W. W. out of him even If he used a mat tock handlo. They came to blows but it is not recorded whether the ranks of the organization were Increased or whether he gave It up as a bad Job. From the looks of King at the close of the first round, we assume that he won second money and that he "won't work" for some time at least. It A I) TRAIN WRECK AT CLE ELl'.M TODAY DN1TXD PRBH8 LEASED WIRH Cle Elum, Wash., May 6. While passenger train No. 17 of the Milwau kee road wns coming Into the Cle Elum yards at 9 o'clock this morning It ran Into an open switch, colliding head-on with a locomotive which had Just arrived In the yards. The en gine and two express cars of the train were overturned and Fireman Jordan was pinned under the wreck and killed Engineer Johnson was severely In jured. V Weather Forecast. Salem and Vicinity: Fair to- night Tuesday fair and warm- er. Northerly winds. OPNIO HIS TEETH Having a Real Fight. Monterey, Mex., May 6. Bat- tie between the main armies of the federals and rebels, under Generals Huerta and Orozco. be- gan this morning at Bermejlllo, near Torreon, with 8000 men fighting on each side, accord- ing to an unconfirmed report re- celved here today. Advices received from General v Trevlno today state that the fed- 4 erals routed In a battle between v 1800 rebels and federals near Cuatro Cinnagas, Coahulla. The official report says that the fed- erals fought until their ammu- nltlon was exhausted. x DEMOCRATS HOLD STATE CONVENTION MEET AT WALLA WALLA TODAY -STATE IS IN DOUBT AS BE TWEEN WILSON AND CLARK NEITHER HAVING A .MAJORITY. BNIT1D PUESB LEASED WIKS. Convention Hall, Walla Walla, Wash., May 6. Pierce county, with her G3 delebates, controls the situa tion at the Democratic state conven tion which opened here today . It Is a close contest between Champ Clark and Woodrow Wilson. The convention was onened liv Charles G. Helfner at the Grand theater. Mayor George F. Cotterlll, of Seattle, chairman of the King county primary delegates, arrived this morning. Wilson controls more counties than Clark, and his supporters are practically sure of seating the King county primary delgatlon which was contested. But even with thoRe dele gates seated and the Bryan delegates lined up behind him, Wilson musters at best 348, lacking 12 to control the convention, which is made up of 719 delegates. Pierce county's delegation Is unln strurted but will vote as a unit. The Clark followers confidently claim it Wilson and Bryan hav solid dele gations from Clallam, Cowlitz, Doug las, Ferry, Grant, Island, Jefferson, Okanogan, San Juan, Snohomish, Ste vens and Whatcom counties, with a total vote of 160. Wilson controls four divided delega tions to the Democratic convention, and Clark seven. Six counties are doubtful, and about these the storm centers. There Is much talk of a stampede Iv Wil- iBonltos to Bryan. C. C. Dill was made temporary I chairman by the state central com jnilttee today, and the appointment .will probably be made permanent. I The Clark delegates from Yakima jare planning a stampede for their I man, and propose to help It along by Introducing a live "houn dawg," which, they say, Is the homeliest and ornlest dog on earth. Snohomish delegates plan to Intro duce a resolution endorsing what Taft says about Roosevelt, what Roosevelt says about Taft, and what LaFollette says about everybody and everything. A proposition that will come up In convention will be that of naming 28 Instead of 14 delegates Instructed to declare for preferential primaries. KNOX ON THE WAY TO SAN FRANCISCO oniti rims luwi wiuj Santa Barbara. Cal.. May 6. Sec retary of State P. C. Knox will leave Santa Barbara tonight for San Fran cisco. He will be accompanied by ,Mrs. Knox, Governor Walter K. .Clark, of Alaska, Mrs. Clark, former i United 8tates Senator Frank P. Hint, or California, and Colonel Btrayer, of Philadelphia. The secre tary and his party attended a recep tion given today by Commander James H. Bull, United State navy, retired. All Heard La Follette. Hanford, Cal., May 6. Busl- ness was practically suspended and school children given a day oft here today to listen to an ad- dress by Senator Robert M. La- Follette, progressive Republican candidate for the presidential nomination. The speaker was Introduced by Mayor Coe and was enthusiastically received. Sena- to LaFollette's spech was prac- tlcally a repetition of that de- livered at Stockton Saturday. Refugees From Point Coupee Say Many Families Were Swept Away to Death When the Levees at Point Broke. THOUSANDS IN TREE TOPS Train Refused to Stop aud Pick I'p Passengers Who Were Standing Waist Deep lu Water Train Carry. Ing Confederate Veterans lo Re. union Goes lute the Ditch ou Ac count of the Flood, uml Eight Are Drowned. UMITID PRESS LIISKD Wlltt.f New Orleans, May 6. The flood sit uation at Point Coupee Is desperate. Motorboats have been sent to the scene to take off the refugees. Survivors assert that whole families were swept to their deaths from house tops when the levee broke today. Gov ernment officers here have been no tified that at least 1000 persons are Imperiled by being marooned In tree tops, houses and rafts. Passengers on a train which passed through Morgan today stated that peo ple stood at the depot In water waist deep signalling for the train to take them aboard. The conductor and en gineer would not stop the train be cause of the rapid rlBe of the water. The next train which passed wns de railed and Its passengers thrown Into the flood. Veterans' Train Pitched. New Orleans, May (!. The f lrt sec tion of the confederate veterans' spe cial train, crowded with old soldiers, was wrecked near Kiistabnchle after leaving New Orleans this morning, and eight were killed. Another Levee Breaks. Melville, La., May C. The levee above here broke at noon, a 50-foot gap spreading the water In all direc tions. The country is flooded for miles In every direction. PRESIDENT DITTER AT ROOSEVELT (UNITED MUSS LEASED WIM5.1 Athens 0 May G. In tho opening speech of his Ohio campaign at Nel sonvllle today, President Taft flayed the attitude of Theodore Roosevelt in tho presidential fight. lAter the prosidnnt spoke at Athens and Hampton. This afternoon he spoke at Chlllcothe, Greenfield, Lees burg, New Vienna and ltlaiichester. Tonight President Taft will reach Cincinnati. He will spend Tuesday at the home of his brother, Charles. On Wednesday he will ma',"' anothen campaign of this state, making 14 speeches on Monday. Next week the president will cam paign Northern Ohio. Cood luck will dodge a man as per sistently ai bad luck wilt chase him. If a bachelor says ''yes," It's up to the leap year girl to take him at his word. run BY FLOOD LITICAL VI Poisoned the Congregation. Hanford, Cal., May 6. Pol- soned by eating Ice cream at a picnic, 80 members of the Meth- odlat church here are slowlv re- covering today. Seventy-five were terribly stricken and some thought hopelessly so. All physicians from Hanford and Lemoore were summoned, and worked over the patients all night long. The cream was made bv one of the parishioners, and after t standing over night In the freez- er, was frozen the next morn- Ing. IS PROBABLY A TOTAL LOSS WAS ABANDONED YESTERDAY, BUT CAPTAIN STILL MAKING EFFORTS TO SAVE HER HAS A BIG HOLE IN HER HILL AND WILL PROBABLY BE A TOTAL LOSS. DN1TID PIIBSI LlAIHn will Bay City, Ore., May 6. While heavy seas broke repeatedly over the steam er Voaburg, stranded since last Fri day on the south aplt at the entrance of the Nehalem river, the government llfesavlng crew from Garibaldi today succeeded In taking off Captain Erlck son and seven members of his crew, and also took two men off the barge Nehalenit which was at anchor lu a perilous position nearby. The rcflcue was accomplished against tremendous odds, a heavy wind, which arose last night, had kicked up a rough sea. A hole had been broken In the bottom of the Vos rg and water was pouring In, while great combers repeatedly swept over the vobboI, completely submerging her. Rescue Is Hazardous. Twice the lifeboat was capsized while en route to the wreck, but the crew righted It and kept on. Greut difficulty was encountered after ar rival at the wreck In getting the sail ors off, but one by one they leaped, some Into the boat, which threatened momentarily to dash against the steamer, and others Into the sea, where they were picked up. Finally all were taken ashore safely, amid frantic cheers of a hundred residents of Nehalem nnd Tillamook Bay dis trict, who had gathered on the shore to witness the attempt. The rescued are: Captain Erlckson, Steve Iteaureguard, engineer, of Port land ; William Campbell, second en gineer, of Tillamook; Fred- TulU, first mate, Astoria; L. Campbell, steward, of Portland; M. Ferguson, tlremnn, of Day City; J. H. Wltltaker, flremnn, of Portland; George Grief, Bailor, of Portland; A. Milton, sailor, of Portland. The two last named were taken from the barge Nehalem. Seas Mummer Wreck. Captnln Erlckson had hoped that he could keep his crew on board the Vos liurg, pending an effort to be made to night to float her orf at high tide. A line had been passed to the steamer yesterday, and a tug from Astoria was standing by, Last night, however, the wind roBe and seas were soon flooding the Vos burg from stem to stern, A great wave rocked her against a rock, and a hole was torn In her bottom, through which water began to our. A gaso line tank was thrust Into tho opening, hut did not stop the water entirely. The cabin and engine room became flooded, and the fires went out. The crew were drencheda and It woa found Impoaslble to cook In the galley atove. This was the sltuution when morn ing dawned yesterday. It was feared the Vosburg might break up, and o Captain Erlckson signaled the life saving crew, who had been waiting on the beach half a mile away. slnce Fri day, and the rescue was accomplished (Continued oa Page I.) PO UPHEAVAL VOSOORG LCAOO GETS lJ ALL STAT GOVERIIOR WEST ERUPTS GETS AFTER COflSSODS AUD ALL USELESS OFFICERS Will Make List of All State Institutions, and the Appropriations Made for Them, Showing Number of Assistants, Deputies, Clerks and Employes and the Salaries Drawn and the Work Done Says State Is Burdened With Useless Commis sions and Unnecessary Offices Will Pass It'Up to Insti tutions to Show Why They Should Be Given Big Appropriations. Every office in the . state house, every department, every commission and every Institution will be placed on trial for Its life in the near future, for Governor West annoulnced this morning that he Intends to call all of them Into the forum of public dis cussion and make them Justify their' existence, and also appropriations made for thorn, aud their expendi tures for the hire of assistants, clerks and otherwise. The governor purposes doing this by preparing a list showing the ap propriations made for each, and a list showing the number of officers constituting each department, com mission, office and institution, and the salaries they are drawing. TheBe llstts will cover, also, other expendi tures, and the press of the state will be asked to publish thorn. After Its publication he will Invite members of the press to call upon each and every one of them and aBk them to Justify the appropriations made for each, the employments of the clerks and assistants and clerks and helps and other expenditures. In thlsvay he hopes to draw out for the benefit of the public, all mat ters pertaining to them all. If there SEVERAL ARE OUT FOR THE OFFICE A few days ago the names of four posslblo cundlduteB for the office of city marshal were suggested, which bus been the means of opening city politics. It now develops that there will be at least two aspirants for city recorder. Charles V. Elgin, the pres ent incumbent, will be a candidate for re-election, as well as Earl Race, who Is well known here. Recorder Elgin Is serving his first term In that of fice, having come to the office from a position ot clerk and bookkeeper ui der the administration of W. A. Moores, IiIb predecessor. Mr. Elgin has filled the office very acceptably during the year nnd four months of his incumbency, having kept the rec ords of the office lu a thoroughly sat isfactory manner during that time. Mr. Race Is a man of ability as a bookkeeper, and has many friends who will rally to his support. For a num ber of yenrB he waB bookkeeper for the Saucer Hardware company, and has also been one of the accountants exporting the city books for years. SOCIALISTS MAY NOMINATE M'DONALI) DNITID rUKSS MUfttU WIIIK.l Springfield, 111., May G. A boom has been started here for the nomina tion of Duncan McDonald, eecretary treasurer of the Illinois United Mine Workers of America, for president of the United States 'on the Socialist ticket. Illinois delegates will work for him at the national convention In Indlnnapolis Muy 12. As this state has the largest RoclullBt vote of any In the union, with the exception of Pennsylvania, It Is believed McDon ald wilt hare a good chance, Job Harrlman, of Lot Angeles, and Charles Edward Russell, the maga zine .writer, are said to be the other two candidates most likely to get the nomination. AGTii E OFFICES i are any commissions that should be abolished, It will appear, for ther must Justify their existence; and the same will apply to all other offices and Institutions. If any ot them are currying more assistants and help than Is necessary, this fact will be given to the public, Probably all ot It will be followed up by recommend ations to the legislature for th abolishment of a lot ot things, though, the governor has not so stated. In cidentally, if there are any grafts connected with any of them, these will be laid bare, to the public. If Governor West Is succeBBful la car rying out his plan, it will create an upheaval among the departments of the Btate that will surpass anything; In their past history and probably anything for years to come. A Lucky Baby. " DNiTiD rams ijmsid wim.j Venice, Cal., May 6. Expecting to pick up the mangled body of herflv months' babe which had fallen from a second story window, Mrs. J. C Eferson rushed screaming from the house. The child was unhurt It had landed on a pile of bolclothlng airing on the lawn. HE RETURCIS FROM ClllfiA IN DAD SHAPE unitid rncos liarbd wiri. San Francisco, May 6. A physical and meiitul wreck, broken by the Ori ent, General Homer Lea, the Califor nia military genius, author, confidante of Dr. Sun Yat and advisor of tho lit tle group of Chinese revolutionary leaders, arrived on the liner Chlyo Maru this morning to regain his health at his home In Los Angeles. He was accompanied by Mrs. Lea. Although he took little part In tho actual field campaigns of the revolu tionary army, General Lea dovoted himself assiduously to the problems of liberating the Chinese from the dominance of the Manchus, to which he has virtually devoted his whole life, that his constitution was under mined and he suffered a severe Stroke of paralysis. He was confined to his state room during the entire voyage from Shanghai, and had to be carried from the Chlyo lu a stretcher. He was In no condition to discuss the Chinese situation, aud will be hurried to Los Angeles. Mrs. Lea suld that her hiiBband, who Is the author of the much-discussed "Valor of Ignorance," In which he criticises the United States govern ment for Its short-sighted policy. In dealing with the yellow peril, had Just completed another book called "The Day of the Saxon," dealing with the conflict of the white and yellow races. General Lea was with Dr. Sun Yat In London and Slugupore when .the Chinese revolutionists mysteriously disappeared for a considerable period a title more than a year ago, and It was feared that Dr. Sun had been done away with. The two were at that time In Singapore planning the campaigns which hare since resulted In the victory of the rebels. It Is feared that General Ia's health may be permanently shattered, and that his mind has been affected.