Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 08, 1916, Image 1

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Bureau Reduces Yield foi
: Year, Placing It At 611,
000,000 Bushels
Estimated Corn Crop Is 2,
777,000,000 and Qats 1,
231,000,000 Bushels
Washington, Sept. 8. Barely enough
npring wheat for home consumption
Aus forecast for the present crop today
ly the bureau of crop estimates. An
estimated production of 611.000,001)
bushels will be "not more, than the
normal domestic requirements."
This crop compares unfavorably with
n estimated production last year of
more than one billion and with a five
venr average of 738,000,000.
The condition of the spring wheat
crop on September 1 was given as 4S.0
jer cent of normal, as compared with
.'!. 4 on August 1.
The conditiou forecasts a yield per
acre of 8.8 bushels, as against 12.5 aver
age from 1!10 to 14.
The total production of 156,000,000
liushels is forecast ns against an August
forecast or 1(19,000,000 bushels and a
!M5 production of 357,000,000 bush
els. A forecasted yield ppr acre of 12
liushels for all wneat is reported as
agninst a yield of 1(1.5) per acre for 1915.
A total production of (111,000,000 bush
els is forecasted ngninst 054,000,000
bushels as an August forecast, and a to
tal production of 1,020,000,000 busliels
for 1915.
The conditions of the corn crop Sep
tember 1 was 71.3 per cent normal as
against 78.8 on September 1, 1915. This
condition forecasts a yield per acre of
24.9 busliels against 28.2 in 1915. A to
tal production of 2.710.000.00(1 linnlialu
is forecast against an August forecast'
of 2,777.000.000 and a 1915 nrndnctinn I
f 3,055,000,000 bushels.
Price ier bushel on September 1 was
8:t.(! cents against 77.3 last year.
Prices Higher Than in 1915.
The condition of the oats crop on
September 1 was 78 per cent of normal
as against 81.5 on August 1. This con
dition forecasts a yield per acre of 30.3
bushels as against 37.8 in 1915. A total
production of 1.231,000,000 bushels fore
cast against an August forecast of
1.274,000.000 and a 1915 production of
I,.r40,000,000 bushels. Trice of oats
September 1 was 43.1 cents per bushel
HL'ninst 38.5 September 1, 1915.
The condition of the barley crop was
74.0 per cent of normal, against 94.2
September 1. 1915. This forecasts a to
tal production of 184,000,000 bushels
ngninM 237,000.000 in 1915. The price
was 72.9 cents per bushel against 51.9
September 1, 1915.
The condition of the tobacco crop
-was 85.5 per cent of normal against
SO.7 September 1. 1915. This forecasts
el total production of
pounds against 1.001,000,000 pounds in
3915. 1
A preliminary estimate of the total
production of" tame hnv is 80.200.000
tons, niiainst 85.200.000 tons in 1915.
Price of hay on September 1 was $10.
42 per ton against $ill.80 September 1
.1915. - '
The condition of the cotton crop Aug
ust 25 was 01.2 per cent of normal
airniust 09.2 August 25, 1915. This con
dition forecasts production of 11,800.000
bales nyninst 11.200.000 bales in 1915.
Price of cotton on September 1 was
14.0 cents per pound against 8.5 cents
September 1, 1915.
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Th ' time t' engage in an argyment
with your wife is jest before you have
t' start down town. "My pen is poor,
my ink is pale, but my love fer you
will never fail" who. can recall th'
time when autograph album wuz all th'
rage I
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NO. 188
Married One Month
Took Gas Route Out
San Francisco, Sept. 8. Death 'was
preferable to separation of Daytou Car
ter, aged 21, from hi bride of a
And so it was that he and his bride,
Mrs. Myrtle Carter, age 20, were found
dead in their rooms in the Hotel Har
rsion today with the gas jets in the room
turned on.
When her husband told her that he
C s going to sea, the bride told him
e t she could not bear to have him
n re her, even for a sea voyage,
p arly todny as a nursemaid passed the
l of the newly weds in the hotel she
, led gns. The door was smashed
, and Carter was found dead on the
5 with one hand stretched out, ap-
tly reaching for the door knob.
I. d died trying to escape the dead
ly tes. Mrs. Carter lay dead in bed.
Frank P: Walsh Gives $250
for Defense Fund of Al
leged Dynamiters
San Francisco, Sept. 8. Frank P.
Walsh, chairman of the federal indus
trial relations commission, has swell
ed the fuud being raised for the de
fense of the five persons indicted in
connection with the San Francisco suit
case dynamiting by a personal contri
bution of $250, it was announced here
today by the International Workers
Defense League.
Kepresentatives o'f the league have
been detailed to attend the trial of
Warren K. Billings, the first of the
cases to be tried, which will begin in
the superior court Monday. Maxwell
McNutt, chief counsel for the defense,
estimated that it will require a week
to select a jury and it is believed the
trial will consume nearly three weeks.
"We are not going to make a tech
nical defense," said McNutt. "Per
sonally I believe the accused persons
are innocent and I am satisfied that we
will be able to demonstrate their in
nocence." District Attorney Fickert would make
no comment on their announcement but
said: "Without wishing to indicate
any of the important testimony in the
possession of the state, I will sav that
the most startling kind of facts will be
Governor Says Best Evidence
Writer Is Crazy Is Asking
Him for $20,000
Sacramento, t'al., Sept. 8. Although
(loveinor Hiram Johnson speaks light
ly of mysterious letters slipped under
the door of his mansion in which his
life was threatened unless he came
across with $'40,000, United States sec
ret service men and local police nre
working diligently today to round up,
what they believe to be a ring of black
mailers on the governor's trail.
One man,. Carmine Pfundi, an Itnl
inn, is under arrest as a suspect. He
was lying in the grass near a fountain
at 1-th and L streets, where tho let
ter demanded that the money be plac
ed, when secret servico men took him
in tow Wednesday afternoon. Pfundi
denies any knowledge of the letters.
Chief of Police Conran admitted that
the police "have nothing positive on
The governor believes the letters
came from some insane person. "The
best evidence they came from a crazy'
man is that $20,000 was demanded of
me," Johnson said. "I have been
threatened so often t nut this sort of
thing no longer bothers me. I am
sorry there has been publicity about
The first letter, found last Monday,
demanded $15,000. The second, dis
covered Thursday morning, called for
$.),000 additional.
Pfundi," the suspect, says he only
went to the place where he was found
to take a rest.
Washington, Sept. 8. Deelnr-
ing that Japan and Russia are
"combining to force America
. out of the Orient," Senator
Lewis today scored the state de-
part men t for its "peculiar sil-
ence on the Far East."
Lewis declared "inquiries
should be made as to why there
is so little information," re-
garding Japan ' latest demands
upon China. He declared there
is "apparently little effort to
insist upon American rights in
the Orient."
This Estimate Made by Ger
mans Includes Killed,
Wounded and Missing
German Experts Think Furth
er Advance of Allies Prac
tically Impossible
By Wilbur 8. Forrest .
(Tinted Press staff correspondent.)
London, Sept. 8 The Bulgarian right
wing, moving up the Black sea coast,
has occupied the Rumanian seaport
towns of Balchik and Cavarna, at the
same time taking two other Rumaniaa
villages in conjunction with the Ger
mans. '
An official statement from the Bul
garian war office this afternoon re
ported this vicinity but also admitted
an important Rumanian success. The
Rumanians have captured the fortified
Hungarian town of Orsovo, opening the
way to a new invasion of Hungary.
Orsovo is on the Dannbe near the
junction of tne Rumanian, Hungarian
and Serbian frontiers. It is a few
miles above the iron gates of the Den
ube ajid has considerable importance.
It has a population of about 0,000.
Strong Russiau forces reinforcing the
Rumanians near the Rumanian town of
Doberic, have been beaten back by the
Herman-Bulgarian nrmies, said an of
ficial statement issued at Berlin this
While heavy fighting continued on
both western and eastern fronts, there
were no such radical changes as mark
ed the battles reported yesterday.
Estimate of Allies Losses.
Berlin, Sept. 8. The allies have lost
more than a million men In killed,
wounded and missing since the grand
offensive against the central powers
opened with a Russian attack three
months ago.
This estimate was made today by
German military experts who said they
thought it conservative. Against these
losses the allied armies hnvc only the
conquests of Bukowina and some (la
liciau territory by the Russians, tho
capture of Uoritz by the ltuliuns, a
shallow thrust into the German lines
on the Horn me and the occupation of
mountainous Trnnsylvanian territory
by the Rumnninns as positive mili
tary achievements.
The armies of tho central powers,
keeping their lines intuct everywhere
under tremendous pressure at the same
time struck buck with successful blows
in the Balkans. The Bulgarians nd
anced on both flanks to positions men
acing the nllies in Greece. Germnn and
Bulgarian forces struck n severo blow
against the Rumanians by occupying
Tutrakun fortress, one of the bridge
head positions defending Bucharest.
The losses o'f the allies as conserv
atively estimated here, follow:
Iiussiuns 000.000.
British 2110,000.
French 150,000.
Italian, Serbian and Rumanian com
bined 50,000.
Some Austrian experts nnd a num
ber of Germans have estimated the
Russian losses at more than 800,000 and
the combined British and French losses
at more than 400,000. Official casual
ty losts given out at London show
British losses of about 1 25,000 for the
month of August alone.
The danger of any serious reverse on
either the western or eastern fronts is
believed to have passed. But any ad
ditional gains, it is held here, must be!
made at such a frightful additional cost
in human lives nnd with such an extrav
agant waste of munitions that the peo
ple of the allied countries will cry for
News of the capture of Tutrakan for
tress and the surrender o'f 20,000 Ru
manians aroused more enthusiasm here
than even the military Importance of
the victory justified. Next to an inva
sion of England no movement would be
more popular here than a drive north
ward to the capital of Rumania because
of the universal opinion that the Ru
manians treacherously deserted theil
allies in declaring war.
Will Continue to Strike.
London, Sept. 8. Renewed iufnntrt
onslaughts by the Anglo-French troop
of even greater magnitude than the suc
cessful strokes earlv this week on th
Somme aro certain to follow the inces
sant night and day bombardment of th
German lines. The allies intend to givt
the Genua ns no rest.
The Paris Liberte reports that the
kaiser has returned to the Somme front
and is inspiring his troops to the heavy
counter attacks mentioned by the
French war office.
Eumanians Have Orsovo.
London, Sept. 8. A Bucharest dis
patch to the Times today reported that
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. Lake Mills, Wis., Sept. 8.
You don't have to bait 'em here
They come after you.
i Lloyd and lone Thomas of
Waukesha, Wis., ten and twelve
years respectively, nearly cap-.
sized their boat when a five
and one half pound black bass
jumped into it. Fishermen on
Fox river came to the rescue of
the cKldron who were badly
frightened by the antics of the
It has been reported that on
at least six occasions this gum-
mer fish have jumped into boats
on the Fox river and northern
Wisconsin .lakcsr They are
frightened when hit by motor
boats, which they are unable to
see because of the dirty water.
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Chamberlain Charges Canad
ian Officials Prevented
Passage of Bill
Washington, Sept. 8. The senate lob
by committee will investigate charge
of Senator Chamberlain, made on the
floor late last night that Kir Joseph
I'olk and other Canndiau officials lob
bied against adoption of the Chamber
lain amendment to the revenue bill. This
would have prevented admission into
the United States of halibut or salmon
from the North Pacific, except when the
fish were sent in bond from an Amer
ican port.
The investigation' was ordered by a
resolution introduced today by Senator
Curtis just before adjournment of con
gress, and adopted without a vote. '
The lobby charge was made by Sen
ator Chamberlain, Oregon, when the
conference committee reported the
amendment, adopted by the senate hnd
been stricken out. Chamberlain de
clared striking oat the section was a
"humiliating and d!."-yraeef ul surrender
by the United State, to the Canadian
government in the interest of Canadian
Curtis resolution was tabled, but
he introduced a second one, saying:
"It is charged a lobby representing
a foreign government has lobbied
against passage of a resolution which
would have protected an American in
dustry against commercial aggrandise
ment by an industry of a foreign coun
Witness' Refuses to Identify
It Positively, Weakening
Prosecution's Case
lf;ll.,l. n,., i.,,.t
-Portia nd
jitnev' bus 'driver's were' called to the
stand today in Bennett Thompson's
trial on a charge of murder to identify
him as the man who hired Fred Ri-st-mtin's
jitney the night before Mrs. Hel
en Jennings and Ristmuu were slain nt
the (iore ranch.
The witnesses could not Ante posi
tively i hut thompsou was the man
Some said thev thought he was, and , vtlnt j'8"10,"" "f le congress have been,
that "the resemblance is there." of helpful and humane legislation
When called upon to stand up for in-1 L,":h "'''' oontribut.ons of cup
spection, Thompson did so with a bored ""! 'mI"'t''' ' the defense, the ccon
air. He wore a new outfit toduv, in- "m': I'f'RreM nnd the wholesome life
eluding a clean negligee shirt instead "f.l;"l'",riv-
of the chocolate garment of vesterday, I . U ,to ,K,'1 the hcb-
but he remained unshaven. s,m' c"ul'1 not haye been continued long
It is alleged he killed Mrs. Jennings ' V""" . "-niplete the program re
with a sledge hammer because she would , cc,,ty ProJted with regard to the ac
not reciprocate his affections, and then :'niio; ntion of labor disputes between
beat Kistman. the jitnev driver, to , 41,0 rai'wy tho employes, but it
death, so he couldn't inform the police. wns no.t feo'ble m the circumstances
The automobile in which Kistman ut.0 '""tmue the session any onger nnd
died wns brought to the court house. A ' therefore only the most immedmte press
curious crowd stood gazing at its stain-1 ,,.,Kl,?l',","f "10 V oould be corn
ed cushions and at the dried brown l'le,!1- . rhe " ,'" I?"'."'1' ''T
streaks on the windshield where Rist-! "IPr(', 7'" P"tponed until it can be
man's blood spattered when his Ilea J"'il'erate and perfected. I have
was smashed with a monkey wrench.
Cannot Identify Shirt.
Hillsboro, Ore., Sept. H.A blood-
stined shirt formed the principal link
today in the chain of circumstantial
evidence by which the state is t.
mpting to convict Beuuett Thompson
,..,,.. r
of murder
The garment was found nenr the'
Gore ranch where Mrs. Helen Jennings',
nnd Fred Ristman, a jitney driver, were
ii If.i ln.it Mm' -
It is alleged that Thompson, a rnnch ,
hand, hiiier HUtman to drive him from I
Portland to the house where Mrs. Jen-1
uings was slain as she slept by a blow
on the head from a sledge hammer. The ,
prosecution claims that Thompson then
killed Kistman to Keep turn from tell
ing. The chauffeur's skull was smashed
with a monkey wrench.
The bloody shirt found near the mur
der, according to state witnesses, was
originally given by Mrs. Kthel Clark, of
Leuts, to Mrs. Clara Lyons, her sister-
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"Its Been Good Work" Was
His Comment As Affixed
Goes to Atlantic City Where
He Addresses Suffrage
Convention Tonight
By Robert J. Bender,
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, Sept. 8 "It's been good
work. "
With these words President Wilson
affixed his xiguature to the revenue
bill today nnd indicated to leaders of
the house and senate that the Sixty
Fourth congress so far as it depends
on his wishes cuuld come to a close.
Something of an informal 'function
was made of the ceremony of signing the
last bills of the session. Present were
several cabinet members, including Sec
retaries I-ansing, Gregory, Baker and
Daniels. Vice-President Marshall and
Speaker Clark were on hand, as well as
a number of members of both houses.
Sighs of relief, mingled with the
click of cameras as the president put
the final flourish on his signature that
made the revenue bill a law. He nlready
had sigued the workmen's compensa
tion net and the widow's pension bill
the latter while Senators Hoke Smith
and Bryan, chief opponents of it, looked
on with rueful grins.
The president shook hands with sev
eral of the party nnd left the -room',
accompanied by the Missouri delegation.
All were caught af the Capitol steps by
a movie man, ,
"Hurry up Mr. Speaker," called the
president to Clark, who lagged behind
a bit, "you are losiug out on a fine
i picture."
I flu. 1 n.ll :i- . . 1 . i
mt npeuficr puueu utougsiue, took tuc
president's hand and turning to the
picture men said:
"Blaze away, hero we are together. "
The president had a busy day today
oud it was late before he was certain if
ho could leave Washington today at 1
o'clock ns planned, for Atlantic City,
where he will address the suffrage con
vention tonight.
The president plans to spend the
night at Atlantic City, making the trip
from there to Long Brunch by automo
bilo tomorrow morning. He will remain
at Shadow Lawn until after the elec
tion, leaving only long enough to make
several trips to the interior for speeches.
The first of these will be September
20 when he will go to St. Louis to ad
dress the Life Insurance Underwriters'
convention. ' 1
Wilson Praises Congress.
Washington, Sept. 8. President Wil
son, in a formal statement today warm
ly praised the session of congress just
!'1.ol,,"1 At ,tllc ?nn,u' ! "pressed
ln n,'fri't;,tl"lt .! hnd not had time to
complete the railway dispute legislation
proposed nnd declnred Ins expectation
that the entire program would be com
pleted by the next session.
His statement says:
"A very remarkable session of con
gress has just closed, full, ns all re
every renson to believe it is the purpose
or tne leaner or the two nouses im
mediately on the reassembling of con
gress to umlertnke this additional leiris-
! m t " -vment tnnt the coun ry
",,0"ld be r.el,eved ' h '"""V wh''h
mt have heen created by recent events
Intion. It is evident that the country
' "' """ nccommoon-
tion of such disputes."
New York, Sept. 8. Although
surface lines of the New York
railways were still crippled to
day, subway and elevnted
trains continued to run on
schedule, and there appeared
slight prospect that the strike
called by the carmen's union
would become serious.
Four shots were fired at ele
vnted trains early today, police
reported. Many minor disord
ers wefe reported.
Hughes Making Hot
Campaign In Maine
By Perry Arnold
(United Press staff correspondent) '
Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 8. Republi
can Nominee Hughes blazed a trail
across Maine . today with whacks he
took at democracy.
The nominee is "opening up" in his
speeches, very much to the satisfaction
of Maine republican leaders. What is
apparently making tho most emphatic
hit with his audiences is the hammer
and tongs way in which ho is assail
ing recent democratic enactments.
The nominee is a regular glutton for
campaigning. He also is "getting on
to" angles of the newspaper game and
becoming "wise" to the necessity of
seeing that his remarks are dissemi
nated fully.
Man Arrested in Reno for
Swindling San Francisco
Store Is Murderer
San Francisco, Sept. 8. When A. B.
Smith, alias W. F. Dashey, was ar
rested in Reno today on charge of
swindling a big San Francisco store out
of $500 worth of goods, he was identi
fied as a man wanted for the murder
of Sheriff Dwight ' Stevens of Luna
county, New Mexico,
Stevens was shot and killed bv a
man he was trying to arrest on Feb
ruary 20 last. Identification was made
by comparing the description of Smith
with those cent out by the New Mexico
A man who gave the name of G. A.
Bonelli, of Kingman, Ariz., entered a
local store in August, opened an ac
count and bought $500 worth of goods.
He tried to cash a check for $100,
and this aroused the suspicion of the
store managers.
Detectives located the man's room
and found all th goods excepting a
suit and several flashy vests. They
also discovered that the man's descrip
tion fitted that of Sheriff Stevens'
slayer. By means of the suit and vests
Smith or Dashey was Identified at Reno
and taken into custody. He will be
taken to New Mexico immediately. ,
Secret Service Men Arrest
Mexicans Said To Be Aid
ing Bandit
By Webb Miller.
fl'nited Press staff correspondent.)
lil l'nso, Texns, Sept. 8. With tho
urrest early todny of two more Mex
icans, I'niteil States secret service men
announced they had discovered that the
operations of the bandit forces head
ed by Pniicho Villa are being directed
from this city by a revolutionary junta
here. The Mexicans now under arrest
will be charged with violation of the
neutrality laws.
Plotters here nre in direct communi
cation with Villa by messenger, it is
believed, and direct his movements with
a view to embarrass the de facto gov
ernment and for effect uHn tho me
ndintion conferences of tho Mexican
American border commission at New
Members of the junta nre former Vil
li Ht n h. llueiistns and followers of Mn
dero and wealthy men who have been
driven from Mexico uud their lauds
confiscated. Their object is to secure
the downfall of Carranza by any means.
The cutting of tho Mexico-Northwestern
railway by Villa is expected at
any time by military men here.
Chicago, Sept. 8. Mrs. Kin j
Flngg Young, formerly superin- ;
tendent of Chicago public
schools, has come out in support
of President Wilson, according
to announcement at western i
headquarters toduy of the demo-
Mrs. George Buss, in charge of
the organization of women vot-
ers in western suffrage states
wired from Atlantic City today
that Mrs.. Young has announced
she is for Wilson because
Hughes, while governor of New
York, vetoed a bill providing
equal pay for women and men
teachers, the announcement
sc sjc fc sfc sc fl fi '( (
Probably there is nothing so mean
ingless as the kiss one woman be
stows upon another unless it is the
large, espansive smile'of a hotel clerk.
STANDS mrs mrw
Only Third of Senators Per
sonally Interested As Bal
ance Holds Over
Appropriations Greatest Ever
Made Due to Preparing
for Preparedness
By J. P. Yoder " ' ,
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, Sept. 8. Congress ad
journed at 10 o'clock today.
ino session mat lasted longer and
saw more dramatic momenta than any
in recent history and that had appro-
pnuieu inuto money man any congress
.receding it, came to a close amid
scenes that contained little of the spec
tacular. ' . ,
Tho senate waited until 9:40 today
to auopi ine joint resolution setting
the adjournment hour. The house had
gone through with its adjournment res
olution early last night.
iiuring a two hour mornine session
there was only a slight undercurrent of
real work, but a lot of speech makinif
of the eaglo screaming variety and
some fun.
The senate continued on its course
of politics and legislation until the very
lust minuto when, exactly five min
utes before ten, Senators Kerns and
Smoot, democrat and ropublican lead
ers, named to wait on the president, an
nounced the decision to adjourn had
the president's approval.
At tho same moment hostilities and
hilarities in the house stopped at the
appearance -of House Leader Kitchin,
representative ntzscraid and .Repre
sentative Mann who had waited on the
president, received the same message.
A shout went up as Speaker Clark
banged the gavel and declared the ses
sion ended.
A Weary Old Bunch
Washington, Sept. 8. A handful of
weary, red eyed senators convenod at
the unholy hour of 8 o'clock this morn
ing to hear themselves talk until the)
revenue bill, passed shortly before ad
journment at 1 a. m. can be engrossed
by tho public printer and signed by
tno president of tho chamber.
The most important piece of legisla
tion confronting the senate was a res
olution to adjourn at 1(1 o'clock.
The house was more considerate of it
self. It passed tho joint resolution to
adjourn nt 10 a. m. and then quit bus
iness shortly after 10 o'clock last
night, after resolving to give its mem
bers a half hour longer to sleep this
morning. The resolution to meet at
8::!0 instead of 8 carried, also tho
agreement to adjourn for keeps at 10
a. m.
The only reason the session was not
adjourned lust night was because of
the physical inability of the publie,
printer, his tvpe setters and tho jour
nal clerks of both houses to get the
revenue and emorgency deficiency
bills pussed without record votes, at
the Inst minute last night, in Bhape for
the president to sign when he went to
his capitol offices today.
Many senators appeared today with
only a washed face, a bito of break
fast and a cat nap on n couch to show
for the brief respite since adjourning
early this morning. Moro arrived at
the capitol just in time to vote ayo on
tne motion that pussed tho last session
of the Sixty Fourth congress into tho
congressional archives. Many left
Washington lust night, and another ex
odus todaycurried additional member
to their political stamping grounds.
Mexican Commission
Recesses Until Monday
New London, Conn., Sept. 8. While
withdrawal of American troops from.
Mexico wns the primary subject of dis
cussion among the Mexican-American
conferees here todny, both sides kept
an anxious eye on border conditions.
The Mexican commissioners will go
to New York tonight to spend the week
end, returning for another joint session
Oregon: To
night and Satur
day partly
cloudy; "westerly