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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUG. ii, 1916.
See Our Display of
William and Mary's and
Dink Room Sets
Our line of over-stuffed
Furniture and Over-stuff
Materials is the largest in
Salem; see them, have us
recover your heirlooms.
The Theatrical Week
Norma Talmndge in "Going Straight"
and William Collier in "The Bugle
Call" have been the principal celluloid
attractions at the Oregon dining the
week, the latter attracting special at
tention. Harry Ding and Ethel Brad
ley have contributed the vaudeville,
features, both very satisfactory.
Kitty Gordon in "As In a Looking
Glass" and Bay Lawrence and the
Fletcher children in clever vaudeville
work, with the usual sprinkling of
comedy, have bed the Bligh patronage
Victor Moore in "The Clown" and
Myrtle Stedman in "The American
Beauty," both of the customary Para
mount standard, have been the releases
shown at Ye Liberty.
The Hippodrome vaudeville present
ed early in the week gave excellent
satisfaction to good sized audiences.
Wise is the mau who realizes that
of two evils it isn 't absolutely neces
aar to choose either.
A calculator that shows the money
values of one country in the terms of
several others and applies the values
to various weights and measures has
been invented by an Englishman.
An electric motor truck that re
sembles a huge refrigerator has been
built for a Porto Rico ice dealer to
enable him to deliver his wares with
a minimum of loss by melting.
Though he could find only ten
watches and clocks in Buckeye town
ship, Illinois, the assessor reported
taxing fcighty-two automobiles and
The electric furnace is being used
in Sweden to refine by a secret pro
cess chromium ores brought from
South, Africa and New Caledonia.
An apparatus to register automati
cally the percentage of oxide of car
bon in illuminating gas has been in
vented by an Englishman.
All quacks are not hatched from
Tonight Tonight n
2 Vaudeville Acts 2 u
'The Bugle Call"
Chinece Bartione in
Character Singing and
A REAL PICTURE
WM. COWER. JR..
NO RAISE IN PRICES
7 TKUUBAUUK5 7
I PFOPIF I
SINGERS, DANCERS, ENTERTAINERS
FAMOUS HULA HULA DANCERS
THE PARADISE OF THE PACIFIC
HAROLD L0CKW00D and MAY ALLISON
: society :
(Continued from Pago Two.)
with four candles and the other with
more. Those at the dinner were: Mr.
and Mrs. Settiemeier, Mr. and Mrs. J.
vv. Sadler, and the little guest of hon
or Peggy Sadler, Mr. and Mrs. Poor
man, Mr. and Mrs. Beebe and Miss Lois
Bcebe. Aurora Observer.
STAYTON SOCIETY NOTES
Last Wednesday afternoon tat her
home Miss Ella Williams entertained
with a "fortune party" honoring kier
sister, Miss Lois Williams, of Portland,
and the Misses Carmelita and Nannie
D. Clarke of Mobile, Alabama.
The entertainment was largely fur
nished by fortune telling, Miss Lois
Williams discovering the past, present
and future in the tea cups, Mrs. J. R.
Miller producing the same result with
cards, Miss Sue Kearns demonstrating
the art of palmistry and Mrs. Eifie
Miller delving into the mysterious by
tne am 01 verses from the bible.
The decorations were elaborate and
beautiful and the luncheon served by
the popular hostess was all that could
Those present to enjoy the occasion
besides the honor guests and the hos
tess, were Mesdames It. Harold, W. F.
Uoodman, Eifie Miller, K. McLay anil
J. H. Miller, Misses Sue Kearns, Bella,
Ina and Alta Harold.
A very pleasant birthday party was
given at the A. M. Kauseher home in
honor of Miss Anna s lath birthday,
The evening was spent in dancing and
card playing a very dainty lunch was
served at midnight.
Those present were Messrs and Mes
dames N. J. Genlen and family, J. Zu
bcr and family, V. Van Ermcn, .Toe Et
zcl, Mrs. Jtarr and children of Mt. An
gel, Mrs. M, Fuchs and son Johnnie,
Tony Schimller, .John, JNick and llanna
Highberger, Mike and Joe Benedict,
bus, I-.mnia anil Cecelia Hendricks, An
drew Larson, Wallace Smith, Prank
and Ed Pieser, Geo., Fritz, Albert, Ag
nes and Ida Bocdigheimer, Ed Bell
Theo. Gchlen, Frank Gricrson, Gerhard
Toelle, Carl and Katie Sehiiltcbein,
Katie and Mamie Van Handel, Sim Et
zcl, Leo Willing, Frank and Clara
Kauseher. The mimic was furnished by
Gus and Emma Hendrir.ks, Carl Sehnl
tebcin and Nick Heubergcr, violinist.
All returned to their homes at a late
hour, thanking Mr. and Mrs. Rauscher
and Miss Anna for their pleasant even
(Continued from Tag One.)
PAULINE FREDERICK IN
GREAT ROMANTIC DRAMA
Famous Players Star Here In "The
World's Great Snare."
Around tho life of the Western gold
miner there has never been cast a ro
mantic halo. This breath of romance
has been breathed into tbe thrilling
novel, "The World's Great Snare," by
E. Phillips Oppenheim and has been
flashed into living fire on the screen by
the Famous Players Film company in its
adaptation ot the celebrated novel in
which beautiful Paulino Frederick is
starred. It is the featured Paramount
attraction at the Ye Liberty next week
TJ. OF 0. STUDENTS LIVE CHEAPLY
The Masked Rider"
It cost Frank Beach and George Col
ton, two well-known University stu
dents, only 19 cents a day to live while
attending the recent summer school
here, yet they gained an aggregate of
12 Is pounds in weight, according to a
statement of Colton yesterday.
During the entire summer school all
expenditures were carefully kept track
of. Very little meat was eaten. Five
cents worth at one time was all that
was allowed between them. Bread,
fresh vegetables and fruit were the
chief articles eaten. Gas was used for
cooking and cost slightly more than
two cents a day.
President P. LL. Camphell was one
shrdlu cmfwpy shrdlu emfwyp vbgkq
of the guests entertained in the kitchen
dining-room. On this occasion the sum
of 13 cents was spent on each man,
which provided a six-course banquet."
The work was divided, Beach wash
ing dishes and getting a breakfast,
while Colton cooked the other two
meals. The weights were taken at the
beginning and end of summer school.
The "dishwasher" was found to have
gained five pounds, nl "chef",
seven and a half pounds. A time sheet
showed that each worked about S3 min
utes a day in the kitchen.
Both students will be seniors in the
University next year. They are mem
bers of the Sigma Nu fraternity. In
who kitchen the economy experiment
was carried on. Eugene Register.
CHANGING BANTIAM CHANNEL
IN 5 ACTS
Geo. W. Irvine, of Albany, with a
crew of men are at work above the big
steel bridge with a donkey engine scoop
ing nut a new channel for the erratic
Santiam. Whether it will be possible
I to keep the ever changing stream from
finally going over into Linn county and
I leaving our (''0,000 bridge high and
dry, remnants to be seen. However,
tbe attempt will be made to straighten
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that before the final crisis has been
reached, the railroad managers will be
asked to the White House to indicate
whether they will accept or reject the
president 's plan.
There is strong indication today that
rather than reject it and precipitate
strike,' they will ask for more time and
The president's intimation that the
interstate commerce eommisison might
be expected to give a very fair corn
sideration to rate increases, if the eight
hour day change is made, is one of the
things the managers will try to clear.
The president closed the conference
with a SO minnte address to the presi
dents. He said that it is a "conuS
tion, not a principle," which in at
stake in the present negotiations. It
would be unfair and impracticable to
insist upon arbitration when the men
have repeatedly refused it and when
tuere is no system or law to compel it,
Not Acting as Judge.
He said he could not act as a judge,
but only make suggestions. He offered,
he said, what he believed was a practi
cal means of meeting the situation and
urged the executives to put it into ef
fect. When the commission has been ap
pointed, it can see how the plan works
and then the real facts in the case will
come to light, he said. Pending an in
vestigation by this commission, the
president said, he was faced by a wide
difference of opinion on the part of
the men and the managers as to the
task of applying the eight hour day
principle to railway operation and that
he himself was obviously unable to
judge which contention was right.
Whilo speaking the president paced
back and forth in front of the men,
stirred by the situation confronting him
and showing plainly the strain he has
undergone the last week. He declared
he would not be the court in this matter
that the people of the country were
the judges and that when the "naked
truth in the situation" is laid before
them the blame for any crisis will be
placed by the people and will not fall
At the conclusion of the conference.
one of the railroad presidents, who
diagnosed tne situation as "not hope
less, but very serious," said the execu
tives would remain in Washington over
Sunday and possibly longer.
Tho president, he said, has asked
them for a final decision on his propo
sition and they are preparing to formu
late this and lay it before him before
The President's Position.
At 11:45 o'clock the president issued
the following statement from the White
House, outlining his position in the
"I have recommended the concession
of an eight hour day that is the sub
stitution of an eight hour day at pres
ent for the 10 hour day in all the ex
isting practices and agreements. I made
this recommendation because I believed
the concession right. The eight hour
day now undoubtedly has the sanction
of a judgment of society in its favor
and should be adopted as a basis for
wages even where the actual work to
be done cannot be completed within
"Concerning the adjustment which
should be made -in justice to the rail
roads and their stockholders in the pay
ment and privileges to which their men
are now entitled (if such adjustments
are necessary) there is a wide diverg
ence of opinion. The railroads which
have already adopted the eieht hour
day do not seem to be at any serious
disadvantage in respect of their cost of
operation, as compared with the rail
roads that have retained a 10 hour day,
and calculations as to the cost of the
change must, if made now, be made
without regard to any possible adminis
trative economies of readjustments.
Only experience can make it certain re
arrangements would be fair and equit
able either on behalf of the men or on
behalf of the railroads. That experience
would be a definite guide to the inter
state commerce commission, for example
in determination, whether as a conse
quence of the change it would be neces
sary and right to authorize an in
crease of the rates for the handling and
carriage of freight (for passenger serv
ice is not affected.)
Railroads Should Accept.
"I, therefore, proposed that the de
mand for extra pay for overtime made
by the men, and the contingent proposal
or the ranroado authorities, be postpon
ed until fucts shall have taken the place
of calculations and forecasts with re
gard to the effect of a change to the
eight hour day; that, in the meantime,
whilo experience was developing the
racts l should seek, ami if need be, ob
tain authority from the congress to ap
point a small body of impartial men
to observe and thoroughly acquaint
themselves with the results with a view
to a reporting to congress at the earliest
possible time that facta disclosed by
their inquiries, but. without recom
mendation of any kind: and that it
should then be entirely open to either
or both parties to the present contro
versy to give notice of a termination of
tbe present agreements with a view to
inviting inquiries into suggested read
justment of pay or practice.
"This seems to me a thoroughly prac
tical and entirely fair program and I
think that the public hat the right to
expect its acceptance."
President Wilson's statement was
read to a meeting of the 640 members
of the brotherhoods general committee
this afternoon after which adjournment
was taken nntil 10 a. m. Monday. W. L,
Chambers of the Federal Board of Me
diation met with the sub-committee
composed of brotherhood president aad
is understood to have expressed the be
lief that a settlement of the contro
versy is possible. He expects negotia
tions to continue several days.
The railroad president in a long aft
ernoon session prepared a 1,500 word
statement to present their side of the
controversy with the employes.
Agree Not to Accept
Washington, Aug. 19. President Wil
son still has a serious problem to solve
it he is to prevent a national railroad
That was the situation when 31 rail
way presidents prepared to leave their
hotels today for the White House where
President Wilson waited to go over the
Direct from Hippodrome Theatre, Portland
TUN CHIN TROUPE
Chinese Novelty Acrobats and Man Gymnasts
LLANE & HOWARD
Those Premier Banjoists
"Bettina Loved A Soldier"
A Delightful 5 Part Blue Bird Comedy Drama
matter once more with thein. They had
not slept a lot, most of them having
been engaged in conferences of their
own up to a late hour hist night.
The upshot of their conferences was
not to accept, the president's proposi
tion for settlement of the controversy
with the employes. They were prepared
to hold out for arbitration, they said. .
In a lengthy statement of their posi
tion, which they had ready to lay be
fore the president, the railroad heads
claim they cannot yield the principle of
arbitration. They desire peace, they
say, but declare such peace must be
built up on arbitration.
It appears that tho situation, if it is
to be solved, must result now in mu
tual concessions. The railroad execu
tives are willing to do this. The em
ployes, it became known today, are will
ing also to tarry a while and "consid
er the question of possible trades."
May Appeal to Financiers,
The president let it be understood he
is determined the situation shall not get
away from him. He wants a settlement
and it is understood he has not yet
reached the end of his resources. There
was more talk today that he would ap
peal to the directors of the roads and
soma of the biggest financial interests
back bf them as a court of last re
sort. The more likely plan in view, how
ever, was the formation of an entirely
new proposition to present to both
sides. There is no question that the
railroads will not yield to the eight hour
plan unless its inauguration is preced
ed by a thorough investigation by an
impartial commission to prove its ap
plication to railroad operation. The
railroads ore willing, they say, to sub
mit Such an investigation at the hnmls
of the interstate commerce commission.
a board appointed by tho president or
nnv other body cnpable of acting.
Their contention is that before they
can raise rates, they must submit to in
vestigation and, therefore, before they
raise salaries or make a change equiv
alent to this tliey should be entitled
to an investigation. To yield without
this investigation, they claim, would
prejudice later appeals to the inter
state commerce commission for in
Hill Issues Defl.
St. Taul, llinn., Aug. 19. "We will
stand out against the eight hour day
and President Wilson 's present plan for
averting the strike, as we now under
stand it, even if every other railrond in
the t'nited Ktntes accents tho plan."
said I.ouis W. Hill, heading the Hill in
terests, todnv. These interests control
the Great Northern, Northern Tncific
and Burlington lines,
"Such a plan means receivership fur
the roads." Hill continued.
"In addition it would cripple our
train service. In the south 2S rnilinnils
operate under the eiulit hour day prin
ciple and every one of then) without ex
ception, are in the hands of receivers.
We won 't be. We would not get nnv
increased rates to balance the increased
cost. We know that. Ho we simply
will not accept the principle."
"Our government operates a railrosd
in Panama," continued Hill. "It gets
four times the freight rates we get here.
Yet that road has no winter conditions
to surmount, no hills to climb and no
mountains to tunnel."
Although Hill heads the interests
that control the Burlington, Northern
Pacific and Great Northern lines he
said he was only talking directly for
the Great Northern.
"And for them, I can sav unequivo
cally and without recourse that we nev
er will accept tho eight hour principle."
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! STATE HOUSE NEWS J
"While residing in your state a fen
years ago I had the opportunity of not
ing the most excellent results of your
primary election law," saya II. M. Mon
son, of Ogdeu, Utah, in a letter received
by Secretary of Htato Olcott, this morn
ing, "and am proud of referring to hav
ing enjoyed its benefits. We are great
ly in need of such a law in this state,
and I am taking the liberty of asking
you to send me a copy of law referred
to, which I will be able to use in help
ing put a similar law on our statute
books." Mr. Monson's request has been
The public service commission will
hold a bearing on an irrigation mat
ter pertaining to the requested merger
of two telephone companies, and on the
31st they will take up the question of
train service petitioned for by people
HAROLD LOCKWOOD in THE.MASKEP-RIDER;
Shown at the Oregon Sunday and Monday
on the Southern Pacific between Cot
tage Grove and Drain.
At the office of the corporation
commission this morning were filed a
certificate of the Gebhardt Lumber
company of Portland decreasing its cup-
urn stock irom if iu,imu to ;i,suu, a cer
tificate of the Portland Marine Supply
company increasing its capital stock
rrom iu,uiiu to .'a,uuu, and supplemen
tary articles of incorporation of the
.Miniature Lumber company of Portland
enlarging its powers.
Two claims were passed upon by the
industrial accident commission yester
day afternoon. Ambrogio Toma, whose
bacK was broken while he was engaged
in working for the Pacific. Lime & Gyp
sum company in eastern Oregon, June
10, 1015, receives $:)0 a month from tlio
date of his injury, and the sum of 7,
074.5S has been set nsido from the seg
regated accident fund to meet the pay
ments in the case. Should Toma live
to his expectancy he will have received
$14,150. G. W. Bandera, who was in
jured while piling lumber at Sandy,
July 21, lul l, und who died about two
years later, has received til a month
since the date of his injury. The com
mission hns set aside for his widow the
sura of 4t),5l5, for his eight-year-old
daughter $184.17, and for his five-year-old
son the sum of $HSi.25. Should the
three live to their expectancy and
Bliould the widow not remarry the fam
ily will have received a total of $13,413.
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