Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, January 27, 1919, Image 1

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Majority Socialists Do Not
Have Eiiough Seats To Con
trol National Assembly.
Democrat Platform Almost
Identical With That Of
Majority Socialists.
Bcrno, Jan. 20, (Delayed.)
struggle between Prussia and Bavaria
for leadership of the new German re
lublie was growing iu scope and intens
ity today.
Dispatches received hero indicated
(lint as soon as representatives of tlio
virious Gorman states went into con
ference yesterday to prepare a consti
tution to submit to the national assem
bly, the Bnvariau ministers attempted
to form n coalition against Prussia.
The Bi'varianJI apparently have al
ready succccdedin li:iing up Baden,
Wui'ttemburnr and Hetsc. An halt and
oilier duchies' are demanding independ
ence from Prussia.
The chnnco of Berlin becoming the
capital of the new republic also ap
pears to be waning. Sporadic uomon
rations by tho Spnrtacans continue
there, giving rise to tho belief that se
lection of another city would bo more
politic for reasons of safety, even if
no other element wore taken into con'
Await Action.
Tho Bavaricn constituent assembly
has decided to await tho action of tho
national assembly at Weiinar before de
ciding upon Bavaria's form of govern
ment. Sailors at Hamburg are reported to
have refused to allow a single ship to
leavo until working conditions are im
proved. Latest reports from Berlin showed
the majority socialists will not have
enough seats to control the convention,
even if the independent socialists re
turn to the Ebert-Seheidemann fold, as
Both majority socialists and the cen
trists are bidding strongly for support
iC the democratic delegates. Many
Berlin democratic . leaders are said to
be protesting against a coalition with
any socialist party.
Torm Agreement.
Inasmuch as it is probable the three
conservative groups the centrists, na
tionalists and conservatives will form
it working agreement, giving thorn a
bloc of 145 votes, the democrats will
Imld the balance of power in the assem
bly's deliberations.
The democratic platform is almost
identical with that of the majority so
cialists and party lines between the two
ore not very sharply drawn.
LTe principal differences between the
various groups are opinions on tne ex-
tent to which socialization of utilities
Mliould go and the details or tne lorm
of government it is desired t& cdopt.
Prussia wanted a united state while
tlio rest of Germany favors a confed
eration of self governing units. The
fear of the smaller units that Prussia
might attempt to dominate is signifi
cant, inasmuch as it may cause division
which will make delegates forget actual
party lines and take sides on this issue.
Bavarian, and South Germans are de
termined that Berlin shall not 'ain!"d
the capital of Germany, iney xavor
building a new capital city ime na&u-
liJglOa . ijnui. y
331st IrJantry Of 83rd
Division Returns Home
New York, Jan. 27. Members of
JT.lst infantry of the 83rd division are
lack from overseas duty today and
nwaiting lorders at Cimp Merritt, N.
J, to return to their homes.
The regiment arrived here yesterday
from Brest.
Among the wounded on board wf; costing more than .j00.
K orpernl W. G. Kitchie of Hnnfurd, Call 8. B. 83. By Hurley. Defining
Mrs. Julia Baryanbr.ck. one of the 'mortgage insurance and regulating the
r'.vilian passenger's, admitted she was I operation of mortgage insurance com
ithe bride nf Lieutenant, William Bary-; panics. , , .
.ki. r..i,i (r mnm ! mr-! a R ! Rv Thohmas and Lacn-
jicd in Liverpool. lie was uaaUe n get
c"ve to return to the United Slates
Went Through Chateau-Thierry
District And Viewed
By Bobert J. Bender. ,
(United Press Str.ff Correspondent.)
Paris, Jan. 27. President Wilson re
sumed work on the peace" settlement to
day with the picture of many little
Amoriean cemeteries, miles of desolate
countryside and scores of ruined vil
lages fresh in his mind.
"No one can put into words the im
pressions I have received in the midst
of such scenes of desolation and ruin,"
ho docbrod after leaving tho skeleton
of the famous ltheims cathedral yester
day. President and Mrs. Wilson spent the
day iu tho devasted- area. They left
Paris in an automobile early in the
morning, took lunch ct Chateau Thierry
and returned from Kheims by train in
tho evening.
Snow fell most of the time. Old
trenches stretched out in thin, while
lines across tho country; abandoned
camouflage drooped in funernl wreaths
besido the roads. Piles of abandoned
niEts hid their martial identity nndel
a mantle of white. At Rlieims the snaw
swirled amidst tho wrecked buildings
and splotches of it covered the black'
oned wounds of the cathedral as though
nature were seeking to hide the van
dalism,, of the invaders. w i ., , T
Saw American Graves."
Tho' 'prosident ' "party ' spent : two
hours in the Chateau-Thierry region,
passing through the ruins of Lucy Tor
cy and Bourschcs. At Vaux Wilsoa
stood on a rise near a score of American
graves, overlooking Belleau wood while
the story of the fighting in this re
gion where the Second division made
history wii-s retold for his benefit.
The apod mayor received the party at
Rhoims in rooms with shell pierced wall
and ceilings, The presidut expressed
deep emotion in response to tho mayor's
welcome. The party then went t0 the
cathedral, passing reverently through
tho ruins. . -
As the presidelftswalkcd by the side
of Cardinal Lucien, he remarked "it's
beautiful, even though in ruin." The
cardinal presented to him an intact
circular centerpiece from one of the
cathedral's priceless stained glass win
dows. Half an hour was spent in tho
cathedral, looking up at tho great
holes in tho roof and inspecting other
Later the party walked in tho streets
adjoining the cathederal which were
bordered by the wrecks of what were
nil f A rlwellines. They then motored
Hiroueb. the entire city. Clusters
civilians who had'returned to take uPftl(mj? the route of the proeesaion and
life in the midst of the wreckage-of L won) warning citizens to
war, cheered the presidnt as lie pc-sscu.
Steel Shipbuilders Are
Ordered To Suspend Work
Portland, Or., Jan. 27. Steel ship-'zeziotz cemetery. A brief obituary was
builders have orders from Washington , recited and a hymn sung. Liebkuecht's
today to suspend work on all vessels, widow and two sona stood near the
that cannot be completed by July 1. grave until the other coffins were plac-
Twonty five ships, representing ed and covered with clods,
total contract valuation of $38, 000,-1 Traffic on the aubway was stopped
000 will be affected by the order.
Although there have been some in
of such a move, it had a
staggering effect upon officials of the
shipbuilding companies.
The impression here is that the gov
ernment 's order applies to all yards
in this country.
Eeceived No Orders in Frisco
San Francisco, Jan. 27. Emergency
fleet corporation officials here said to
day no word to halt work on steel
ships in California yards had been re-
Bethlehem stcei Corporation
d eceived no wora up to noon.
S. B. 81. By Fcrrell. T0 punish
auto thieves.
H. B. 82. Bv Thomas and Lacnmund.
Requiring county courts to advertise
for bids for supplies and machinery
mu-id. Itequiring county clerks to eon -
trnt for nrinting supplies lot counters, iuEmut-r vi pamBmiu,, uu
Believed That Bolsheviki Have
More To Gain Than Lose
By Such Act
Paris, Jan. 27. The Russian soviet
government will be advised by Its un
official representative here to accept
tho proposal for a joint conference
with the associated powers on the
Island of Priukipos, it was learned to
day. -
Jean Longuot, editor of the radical
newspaper, Populaire, whom the Soviets
asked to invostigato the proposal, de
clared in an interview that tho bol
sheviki have more to gain than to lose
by conversations with tho associated
powers which would permit them to es
tablish their claims and answer their
cue niics. .
Foreign Minister Pichon who bitterly
opposed any form of recognition of the
Soviets before tho supremo war council
m.s-.de its proposal, received foreign
press representatives at tho Quai D'Or
say yesterday. . . '
"We have heard nothing from the
bolshoviki regarding the proposed con
ference," he said.
"The Priukipos horizon is still very
cloudy. The allies intend no recogni
tion of tho bolsheviki. They simply de
sire to hear them, the samo as Miy
other faction in Itussia.
"I am very sanguine regarding the
league of nations, a common text for
tho outline of which probably will bo
received by tho allies soon."
German Government Was Pre
pared For Any Uprising
At Event
By John GrandeM
(United Press staff correspondent)
Berlin, Join. 25. (De-1'ayed) -Altho
military officials were prepared for
any eventuality, the funerals of Karl
Liebknecht and thirty one other Spar
tacang passed off quietly.
More than 50,000 persons marched in
the procession, which was five miles
long. Fully 20 per cent of these bore
wreaths. There was mo 3iout'(iig or
Tho government had field guns and
Tnailtina mini nf frnnilfrnfc
rcmaill orderly. '
The cortege was headed by a bantl.
Liebknecht ' coffin was on a separate
wagon and was followed by eight wa
gons bearing thirty one other coffins.
Liebknecht ' casket was first to be
lowered in a monster grave in Luis-
for hours as a tribute by the worKers.
iPeter Kyne Gives His
Dehmhsn Of A Casual
Washington, Jan. 27. "A
oldier who doesn't belong to
anybody or anything except tho
army nd sometimes it is dif-
ficutt to 'believe that Hie belongs
to that is casual," accord-
ing to definition of Peter B.
Kyne, author, who today de-
scribed the process of forming
casual companies for return
"These companies are com-
posed of 150 men from the same
state, numbered and placed
aboard transports after being
carefully loaned, shaven and
reclothed at the Bordeaux cm-
barkation camps. Casuals for-
merlv belonged to some definite
organization, but in mose cases
lost their outfits."
London, Jan. 27. The Times pub-
lishco a dispatch from Dublin today
stating it hag been learned from cu-
thontative sources that the govtM'
:nsent ha decided to release Sinn Tein-
English prisons.
Makes Few Explanations For
Purposj Of Enlighten
. iag Public
Tho following statement from Her
bert Nunn, state highway enginoer, re
fors especially . td omo remarks ms-de
last Friday evening by L. Stipp, an at
torney of Oregoii. City, at a' meeting
called to discuss rbad building. The
mooting Friday evening was just an im
promptu effair as those present wore
picked up from" the' state houso ibout
7:30 o'clock.
There was some tcriticism regarding
the work of the state engineer by Mr.
Stipp who it is thought is antagonis
tic towards 'Mr. Nona. It will be noted
in Mr. Nunn's statement that ho feols
other parties have inspired Mr. Stipp
to niako an attack on the state high
way commission, and that while Mr.
Stipp was honest, there is a chance that
he is being used as a tool for certain
paving interests not friendly towards
tho state . highway department.
Mr. JNunn's letter is as follows:
"I wish to make the following state
ment to all those interested in good
roads within the state of Oregon:
A Mr. Stipp has made, within thr
past fow days, several insinuations but
n0 exact statements in regard to the
standard specifications of the state
highway department and soveral . ro-
marks in general as to engineers, evi
dently with the intcution oi discredit
ing the specifications and engineering
as a profession.
One of tho statcmonts, as printed,
was to tho effect that the specifications
wore so rigidly drawn that the engineer
could break a contractor if they were
rigidly enforced. This, coupled with
another statement that engineering was
a tricky profession, would havo a ten
dency to discredit tho present highway
engineer. Mr. Stipp further stated, ac
cording to newspaptiw reporters present,
that the state . highwsy commissioners
were ignorant of highway matters and
it was within the power of the engi
neer to use his influence with thent to
their disadvantage ia getting construc
tion handled in an economical manner.
Ho further stated that tho remedy for
this was a new engineer.
Mr. btipp has probably ovcrlookced
tho fact that tho state highway com
missioners of Oregon ere not men who
can bo influenced by their own engi
neering department but aro men who
have minds of their own and have inado
a special study of typos of construction
ami that with their two years' experi
ence they have established policies
which conform to the laws of tho state
of Orogon and that tho engineer's au
thority goes no farther than their in
structions. The statement that the en
gineer's influence over tho commission
is a direct insult to such a bony or
representative mon who have long ac
tively interested themselves in the gen
eral methods of highway construction.
Mr. Stipp, in making the statement
that the specifications of Oregon were
too rigid, has overlooked the fact that
Oregon's highway specifications have
been drawn according to a number of
laws on the stututes. He also has ov
erlooked the fact that such specifica
tions are standard throughout all the
states with in tho United States snd
that there there' is littlo or no differ
ence in those specifications and the
specifications of any other state Ho
does not know that these specifications
havo to be submitted to the United
States bureau of public fosds in order
that wo may handle federal post roads,
and that those specifications have been
approved and corrected by the United
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Miss Tawncy .Apple has postponed
her weddin ' indefinitely cause she
can't mstch some reindeer colored
satin. What's become o' th' rough
neck that used t' make fun of a wrist
Declares Iht Futare Of Na
tion's Waterways Depends
Entirely Upsa This.
Santa Barbara, Cal.. Jsu. 27. The
future of the nation's waterways is
aDsoiuteiy acpenaent" upon govern
ment operation of waterways and rail
ways as a "coordinated and articulated
system." This word was sent to Albert
Kroll of tho Cincinnati chamber of com
mcrco, todaT by "William O. MoAdoo.
former secretary of the treasury and di
rector goneral of railwayii
U seoms to me futile to expend
great sums of money on the develop
ment of our inland Waterways unless
our government adopts an intelligent
policy about railroad control," McAdoo
alded.' . ...
His tologram was sent in declining
an invitation to attend an inland wa
torwaya mooting at Defiance, Ohio.
McAdoo declared that unless a long
period of government railway control
is provided, the government cannot ef
ficiently develop the waterways.
Wator Transportation Affected.
If tho railroads aro returned to pri
vate control, McAdoo said, "tho cut
throat competition of the railroads un
der private control with tho partially
dovelopcd waterways will effectively
destroy wator transportation as hereto
fore and tho people's investment iu
theso facilities will continue to bo of
little value." '
McAdoo declarod tho government
should coutrol the railways for five
years and during that time should do-
volop "some of the most important
existing water routes," and "prove
their worth as a part of tho great Am
erican transportation system."
"I also foci that the government
should control the railroads and tho in
land waterways ior a period of five
years so they may in turn be coordinat
ed with our government merchant ma'
inn. " he declared. ...
He urged tbut the subject of rnil-
rond control be liiukcd Kt "from the
st.''.ndpint '.ololv of the American peo
ple instead of fiom the standpoint of
the selfish interest .'of private railroad
owners, privato steamship owners pri-
Declare That Mayor Baker Of
Portland Grossly Misrep
resented" Situation,
Declaring that Mayor Baker of Port
land "gold brickod" the legislature out
of $100,000 and that he grossly ihsihm.u
tho senate by making misrepresenta
tions as to the situation in Portland,
grouo of senators agree to stand
sponsor for a bill to repeal the 100,-
000 emergency appropriation otssed
last week at tho urgent request of
Mayor Baker.
Tlio bill was passed to givo relief
to soldiers said to be stranded in Port
land, after Mayor Baker had represent
ed that tho city was without means of
meeting the situation. All was well un
til the senators read in a Portland pa
per that Mayor Baker has a fund of
$13,000 which was subscribed for the
benefit of the soldiers, but which he
sny8 he is holding for a "real emer
gency." The money is on deposit ia i
the Northwestern National bank in
Tho senators who agreed to introduce
a bill to repeal the $100,000 appropria
tion are Thomas, Lachmund, Smith of
Coos, LaFollctt and Btrayer.
Mayor Baker simply gold bricked
us out of $100,000, declared (Senator
"I do not know how eny man could
insult the senate more grossly than he
has," said Senator Thomas. It devel
ops that every thing he said up here
was a lie. If he comes up here again
ho ought to be kicked out."
"Wait until he runs for governor,
then we ccn go after him," suggested
Senator LaFollctt.
"No, he won't get to firstbase,"snid
Senator Thohmas.
Cndcr the emergency law,. $23,000 of
the $100,000 fund was to be paid over
to the soldiers and sailors commission
upon request. It may bo that this sum
hp been drawn, but if it has the sen
ators will endeavor to put through a
bill which will cut off the expenditures
of the balance.
The article in tho Oregon Journal,
which so aroused the resentment of the
scnatorj toward Mayor Baker 6ays:
"Why is the state asked to appro
priate a soldiers' emergency fund and
(Continued on page two)
His British Friends Deny That He Has Left His Home Ia
London. Ornelas, Portuguese Monarchist, Is Under
Arrest, According To Dispatches, After Battle With
Insurgents When Fifty Were Killed.
London, Jan. 27. Manuel TI, former
king of Portugal, is now in that coun
try, according to advices received from
Spanish sources today. A Vigo message
said he crossed the Mino river in the
region of Camina Saturday morning.
Persons close to Manuel in England
denied 'ho had ever left his home here
to join the monarchist rebels.
A dispatch from Lisbon stated that
Premier Barbosa had called upon re
publican political leaders to assist in
forming a new coalition cabinet. The
situation in the Portuguese capital was
said to hava turned in favor of the re
publicans, although many persons were
killed and wounded on both sides be
fore ordor was restored. More than 300
officers have been imprisoned. Direct
communication with Lisbon is still cut
off. Another report was that monarch
ist forces were dominating Lisbon and
had revoked all the republican laws.
Troops had been sent from there, it
was said, to Avoiro, Villureal and oth
er points remaining faithful to tho re
public. Paiva Oourociro, loader of the loyal
Would Give Multnomah Coun
ty Right To Levy Mill Tax
For Libraries.
Beginning its sessions of the third
week, the house got down to business
this morning and passed three bills
without much discussion. Of course
theso bills do not become a lbw until
finally passed by the sonate and then
signed by the governor.
Business started in by referring two
bills for further discussion, although
they hud boon favorably roported out
of committee. Houso bill ho. 17, mak
ing certain court fees more definite,
was pnssod without discussion, the
houso iilkiug it for granted tho favor
ablo report of tho committee as satis
factory. The second bill passed by the house
was permitting Multnomah county the
legal right to levy one mill on all
tuxablo property in the county for tho
Another Bill Provides For
Heavy Fines And Imprison
ment Of Auto Thieves.
Senator Lachmund today asked for a
legislative investigation of the drain
age system, or rather lack of drainage
system, at the state fnir grounds,
which resulted in the north end of Sa
lem boin(j flooded every winter by wa
ter being drained from tne fair grounds
His request was embodied in a sen
ate joint resolution introduced this
morning, asking for the appointment of
a committee of two senators and three
representatives to make an Investiga
tion. His resolution says:
''Whereas, the state board of agri
culture of the state of Oregon, in or
der to drain the lands of the state of
Oregon located in Marion county on
which the Oregon Btate fair Is held, hai
dag a canal along the south boundary
line of- said landj and has thereby di
verted the flow of water naturally
draining across said lands so that said
water is emptied upon and flows across
a large amount of private property to
the very great damago of such proper
ty, and the very great damage and in
convenience of the traveling public,
'Whereas, suits to restrain such di
version and actions at law for dam
ages already done by such diversion
are about to be started by the individ
uals so damnged, and by the city of
Salem; therefore, bo is
''Resolved by the senate, the house
"That a special committee of two
members of the senate and three mem
bers of the house be appointed to in
vestigate the whole matter of tho drain
ago of the state fair grounds and to re
port to the assembly without delay."
ist revolt, was reported to have sen6
two emissaries to Vigo for the purpos
of opening up telegraphic communicat
tion with Portuguese monarchists ia
Other advices hiad it that monarch
ist chief in Vigo had been arrested.
Madrid dispatcheg reported that tel
egrams from the frontier said tho roy.
alist agitation in Valencia and other,
centers was growing, but that despita
this the monarchist insurgent apiar
en'.ly had become resigned to the flail-,
lire of their revolt.
Leaders Under Arrest
Madrid, Jan. 27. Ornelas and other
Portuguese monarchist leaders were re
ported today to be under arrest at Moa,
santo. They were captured, according: ,
to a LisTjon dispatch, after a battle- ia '
. r:tt..
aad 150 wounded.
The Portuguese war minister ha of
d?rod disarmament of all civilians.
The republican government has been
restored in Vizeu, which was one of
the royalist strongholds. .. f , , ,,,
nurnnse tit mahitatninir -a library. Oth
er counties in the state levy s half -
mill tax. As the Multnomah county del-'
nnii fn.,nvni.iA 4 ir...;..
- n . - n
tux for library purposes, the bill went
through without debate.
The third bill to receive tho support
of the house for final pussnge was mak-
ing tn addition to the law and penalty
in regard o assault with intent to kill.
Tho bill was fathered by Mr. Oallngher
of Ontario. Instead of the present law
of from ono to 10 years Imprisonment,
the new law provides imprisonment for
lifo or for any fixed period in tho peni
toutkry. Mr. Gnllngher said that
his county a man went gunning for
tho county prosecuting attorney and.
shot him throo times. And just because
the man happened to recover, thore vra
no reason why tho party making the as
sault should get off so ey. Henco ht
felt there should be a lnw making tl;
crime nf assault with intent to kill
punishable by imprisonment in tho peni
tentiary for lifo or for some fixod per
iod. Senator Lachmund, with Senator
Thomas, also introduced a bill , today
to require county clerks to advert.
tise for bids for furnishing printed
supplies for all county officials, theser
supplies to include all books of record.
printed stationery, printed forms or
any nature or kind.
Bidders within the county must bo
given preference on the bids up to an
amount 10 per cent higher than outside.
bidders, on bids of $100 or leas, anA
on bids up to five per cent higher
where the amount is in excess of $100.
In other words, no contracts under. $100
the award will be mado to the homo
bidder if he is not over 10 per cent
higher than the lowest outside bid.
Bids are to bo advertised for and
contracts are to be awarded every si
months, in June and December, and
bidding will bo limited to bona fido
printers. Jn tho event- an emergency
arises so that printing1 supplies aro
needed between tne regular periods, thai
county judge fs authorized to call pub
licity to tho fact in tne manner ana
form he deems best for his county's
interest, .
Another bill introduced today by
Senator Farrcll imposes heavy penal
ties for auto thieves, and also imposes
penalties for the person who takes an
automobilo belonging to another and
uses it, even if it is not his intention,
to steal it
This latter provision will hit tho
many youthful joyriders who steal ma
chines for a few hours ride and then
leavo the machine standing some placa
for tho owner to find
' The bill also imposes penalties for
stealing automobile parts, or robes or
o:her equipment from a machine. The
penalty for this is imprisonment in tha
county jail for not less than two
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with his bride.