Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, February 01, 1919, Image 1

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Only Circulation in Salem Guar
. anteod by the Audit Bureau of
Cirmilfl finm.
Weather Report 5
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Within Few Days, Delegates Will Have Accomplished
Framing Of Constitution For League Of Nations In
Conformity With Principle Of No Annexations. Is
Opinion Of President After Recent Sessions.
By Robert J. Bender
(X'uited Press Staff Correspondent.)
(Copyright 1919 by the United Press.)
Paris, Feb. 1. The peaco conference
lias developed so marked a tondoncy to
liecept practical application of the 14
principles and to speed up its work, the
belief was expressed today that Presi
dent Wilson may find a second trip to
l'Vanco unnecessary.
Whether the president will roturn aft
er his departure for the United States
two weeks hence, is known to depend
not only upon dispositioa of the most
important problems in the interim, but
.k-Uo upon the trend of the confrees'
policy after he has. withdrawn from tho
councils and their inclination to work
along tho general Hues of the Ameri
can program.
Just six weeks after Iiis arrival in
FrKiice the president felt confident that
the pivotal victories had already been
won and that future action by tho con
ference will bo in strict adherence to
the brond principles included in the ar
mistice terms. Within c few days the
delegates will have accomplished the
framing of a constitution for the league
of nations in conformity with the prin
ciple of no uiiuexatipns, the president
believes. This, in his opinion, will be
Senators Did So, Much Against
Oneftem Was Slate Police
Their Will, However, For
It was a bitter pill, but the senate
. swallowed it yestefday because it had
It was tho $550,000 emergency defi
ciency bill, covering tho various emer
gency appropriations ma-do by the state
emergency board. The bill tad been
passed in the house and was rushed
through the scnato late yesterday aft
ernoon, so it could go to the governor
for signature and become a law imme
diately, thus allowing the payment of
the outstanding claims before another
month's interest would be charged on
The bill was bitter because it con
tained all item of over $200,000 for the
strte military police.
"All you can d0 is to let a lump
come up in your throat and vote aye,"
said Senator Wood ,a member of the
emergency board which authorized a de
ficiency of $250,000 for the state police
over his protest.
"The money has been spent and we
liave to pay it, but if the other mem
bers of the emergency board had voted
with me there would not be this big
deficiency bill now."
"I would like to know how many of
(these colonels and captains and lieuten
ants sre still on the payroll," said Sen
ator Pierce. "How much more are we
going to have to appropriate for them"
"A deficiency of $250,000 was creat
ed for the military police after tho
emergency board was told that the prop
erty and even the lives of the people of
Oregon were in danger," explained
Senator Moser, who was a member of
the board. "We were told by the gov
ernor that he had information which
could not be divulged but which justi
fied an appropriation for a military po
lice. "But in view of the use that ht
been made of the military police, and
the things that have been accomplished
I must say that I am sorry that I vot
ed for the r.ppropriation."
"I nra wondering if there were not
too many candidates on the emergency
board," Senior Patterson said. "If
I were a member of any board that wsa
called upon to appropriate public money
nnd if anv member told me he bad in-
(Continu?d On page seven)'
one of tho most vifnl accomplishments
of tho settlement.
' Would Hurry Details.
Wilson is advocating systeinatizatioii
peaco work to the ptmoBt, in order to
hurry tho handling of nil details. The
plan for reference of each great prob
lem to a special committee is now
known to have been adopted largely trt
his suggestion. It developed today that
ho also is urging that more committees
bo created to take care of the lesser
questions, leaving tho peaco bureau free
to center its attention on only the broad
er linos of the settlement and to make
decisioiva ou the findings of the com
mittees. With all these committees function
ing simultaneously, a pace could bo
maintained thf.t would bring the sign
ing of the treaty several weeks nearer
than was believed possible. The policy
of his, intensive work for ten hours a
day is telling ou the president. The
hist few days during which he fought
consistently against the policy of spo
liation were particularly trying. De
spite, the fact he is working longer
and harder than at any time since ho
assumed office, the prcsidont contin
ues to urge oV " hurry up" policy and
find means for carrying it out.
Prohibits Using Of Any But
English Toipe la Oregon
By a vote 0f 18 to 11, the senate late
yesterday afternoon passed Senator
Dimick's bill making it a crime foi
anyone to tcEch the German language
in tho public schools and colleges 'of
this state. The vote was n8 follows:
For the bill Baldwin, Banks,' Bell,
Dimick, Eberhard, Farrell, Hundley,
Hurley, Lachmund, Orton, Patterson,
Pierce, Kitncr, Shanks, Smith of Coos
Thomas, Wood, President Vinton.
Against the bill Gill, Howell, Hus
ton, Jones, LaFollett, Moser, Nickelson,
Norblad, Porter, Smith of . Josephine,
Absent Eddy.
House bill 40, which, prohibits the
teaching of any subject in the public
schools, except foreign languages, in
any other than the English language,
was passed, by the senate. Other byls
were passed by the senate as follows:
8. B. ll.By Eberhard. Uniform gales
act. r
H. B. 116. By Gtllngher. Increas
ing tho salary of the county school su
perintendent of Harney countv from
$1000 to $1500 a year.
H. B. 115. By Stewart. Increasing
the salary of the county clerk of Wheel
er country from $1200 to $1500 a year.
H. B. 17. By Bell. Authorizing the
E-dministrator of an estate to borrow
money oi the property of the e3tate.
H. B. 99. By Burdick. Amending
the law relating to bail.
II. B. 104. By Martin. Vroviding
that when employes quit their employ
men I without giving three day's notice
their wages shall be due within thiee
days after they cecse work, and-if em
P'ry"s go on strike their wages iuil
bo riue not iator than 30 days from
the time they weat on strike.
II. B. 64. By Sheldon. Authorizing
boards of regents to dispose of worn
out, obsolete or unsuitable equipment.
Glasgow, Feb. 1. Troop were pa
trolling the streets today as the result
of clashes between the Clyde shipyard
strikers and the police yesterday.
Shinwell, who became leader of the
strikers after the arrest of Kirkwood,
al has .teen taken 'in custody.
Astoria, Or., Feb. 1. Falling from
a donkey engine to the ground, a dis
tance of 15 feet, Charleg Houston, a
well knovtn contractor, was instantly
killed yesterday afternoon.
According To March's State
( ment 152,000 Men Have -Returned
Washington, Fob. 1. Demobilization
has passed the million mark.
There duavo iboein . discharged from
American camps and from the over
seas forces 952,411 men and 61,237 of
ficers, Chief of Staff March announc
ed today.
Total of men ordered for demobiliza
tion is 1,396,000,-including 1,243,000 in
the United States.
Total returned from overseas now a
Honorable discharge of 33 general
officers so as to keep pace with de
mobilization has been ordered by
March. The regulars return to their
regular rank in tho army establish
ment, while tho national guard officers
aro sent back to civil life-
Officers going into the reserve now
total 10,700 from the domestic estab
lishment, while 4,293 in this country
have applied for transfer into the reg
ular army. Nearly 2,500 officers have
been ordered from Washington since
the armistice.
" March disclosed official figures of
4 the 35th division casualties as: killed
in action ( 96 dftd of wounds, 217; miss
ing in ei-tion, 808; prisoners, 112.
Total, 1,733.
Fifteen divisions had greater cas
ualties than tho 35-h (Kansas-Missouri)
twenty seven divisions had more cas
ualties than the 92ud division and
twenty four moro than tho 93rd. divis
ion. - ' V
BeportB Good, -
Answering storios that conditions at
Brest are bad, March said the food is
the best and tho health reports are ex
traordinarily good, Board walks have
been installed, tents floored, but the
mud is inevitable from the nature of the
climate, ho said. .
Casualty totals, about 95 per cent
complete, with the Blightly wounded
omitted, were presented -by March for
thirty combat divisions.
With the field signal battalions and
trains omitted, the total battle deaths,
missing and prisoners woro 66,592, as
First' division, 5248; Second, 2350;
Third, C17; Fourth, 29S6; Fifth, 2504;
Sixth, 122 Seventh, 32(i; Twenty Sixth,
2864; Twonty Seventh, 2194; Twenty
Eighth, 3890; Twenty Ninth 1117;
Thirtieth, 1772; Thirty Second 3213;
Thirty Third. 1171; Thirty Filth, 1733;
Thirty Sixth, 869; Thirty Seventh, 1250;
Forty Second, 2950; Sevcntv Seventh,
2092; Seventy Eighth, 1825; Seventy
Ninth, 2380; Eightieth, 1355; Eightv
First, 370; Eighty Second, 1592; Eighty
Eighth, 66; Eighty. Ninth, 1525; Nine
tieth, 1585; Ninoty First, 1702; Ninetv
Second 211; Ninety Third, 489.
Div. Killed Died Missing Pris
in of in oners
Action Wounds Action
1 2303 1050 1789 106
2 1383 696 -813 73
3 1901 589 . 872 354
4 1500 618 i 817 CI
5 . 970 505 . 965 60
6 9 67 3 4
7. 175 98 50 3
26 1388 660 402 354
27 1302 404 330 158
28 1544 553 1714 619
29 597 220 207 33
30 1084 415 251 . 22
32 1694 708 768 43
33 6.12 201 - - 240 29
39 596 217 808 112
36 358 116 393 2
37 658 289 303
42 ' 1702 723 440 85
77 1275 552 529 336
78 915 339 508 63
79 . 880 352 1452 15
80 636 337 286 96
81 203 80 -27 2
82 808 324 271 189
88 20 33 7 6
89 383 87 256 4
90 . 630 327 287 35
91 934 275 470 23
92 109 SO 47- 5
Totals 27762 11396 14649 2785
Two regiments of marines not in
cluded The statement explains that
there will be some changes in the fig
ures due maiiily to decreases in miss
ing in action and corresponding in
c rases in other totals. The total figures
for missing are now reduced to about
ten thousand.
San Francisco, Feb. 1. This eity
'took off the influenza maske at noon
toddr, '.following a' proclamation toy
Mayor Bolph repealing the mask ordi
nance. The mayor acted on a recommenda
tion from Health Officer Hassler, who
said the emergency calling for the
masks had passed.
Deficiency B01 Is Not Receiv
ed Vtry Cheerfully Among
Just to show how economical it could
be, -.the legislature of two years ajjo
out down so many appropriations that
a number of institutions found it neces
sary to go before the state emorgency
board and get money for running ex
penses, depending on the presont legis
lature to loot the Dill, especially ts
the money had already been spent.
The duty of voting money advanced
by tho emergeucy board was not an es
pecially cheerful one to many represen
tntives and while, they voted in favor
of tho appropriation ,they registorod
omphatic protests. ;
The sore spot of the whole deficiency
bill was the state military police. Gal
lagher of Harney and Malheur coun
ties said if ho had a chance ho would
like to say something about the state
military bunch that came out his way to
run in bootleggers and C. E. Woodson
of Heppncr voted yes with all others
when ho folt otherwise For when the
state emergency board allows money, it
is up te the legislature to allow it.
" The deficiencies allowed by the emer
gency board during tho pnst two years
and which was allowed by the house
yesterday , are as follows!
S. A. T. C. f t tho O, A- C $ 28,653.86
Public scrvico commission .... 2,694.64
Tuborculosis hospital 9,065.80
Industrial school for girls 3,020.05
Inspectors of child labor 986.71
Janitors for state capitol 1,669.23
Oregon nte hospital 100,686.82
Stato board of health 2,080.63
Stato lime board 5,050.74
State twining school for boys 12,236.12
Public 'service commission 5,086.83
Special agents employed by
the governor to apprehend
criminals :. 2,311.82
Stato military police 222,731.70
Social hygiene socioty ,.r.,... 5,674.50
State council of defenso ci... : 18,679.13
Ponitoutiary 71,152.04
Pumping plant at ponitontiary . , 750.41
The law provides that in case any
institution is in nocd of funds or there
is any special emorgency that requires
monoy, tho stato emergency bourd may
bo culled and this omorgency board
may appropriate funds and the money
advanced. Then the next legislature is
morally bound to ratify the action of
tho board. Representatives were will
ing to vote the money excopting ths-t
of $222, 731.70 for tho governor's state
military police. Of course, as the mon
oy had already been spent, thcro was
nothing to voto but ratify tho action
of tho emergency board.
Three Men Belonged To Elu
cational Mission. Killed
Wednesday Is Belief.
Washington, Feb. 1. Diplomatic cir
clos as well as the capital police were
aroused today over the mysterious mur
der of throe high caste Chinese belong
ing to the Chinese educational mission.'
The men, who were found des-d in
their home were:
Dr. Theodoro T. Wong, director of the
mission and framer of the new educa
tional schemo for China.
Ben Sen Wu and C. H. Hsie, both as-
sistant to Dr. Wong and students at all laws pertaining to children.
George Washington university. j S. B. 118. By Bitner and Portor.
Whether robbery was the motive or Providing for annual levy to aid Pacif
whether the slsyings were tho outcome ie International Livestock exposition,
of some strange oriental feud has not! 8. B. 119. By Bitner. Giving cities
been determined. land towns jurisdiction over roads and
The three had been dead probably 'streets within corporate limits,
since Wednesday. ! 8. B. 120. By Norblad. To provide
8ignj of a struggle wore-found. A'for a non-partisan Judiciary,
revolver lay near one body. Dr. Wong! S. B. 121. By Handley. Giving to
ii i . . a ' . i. - v t . . ., ..nnn
irus J.UUUU lu luv iivtug ruum oc uu
quarters, which are in a select north
west Washington locality, and the oth
er two bodies were found in the base
ment. ' O ie police theory was that Wong was
murdered by a robber or a representa
tive of some opposing faction in Chink,
and that his assistants, entering im
mediately after Wong was murdered,
pursued the murderer to the basement,
where they met their death.
Some considered the fact that the
three represented the educational mis -
sion as significant.
Representatives of the educational
missiong arc always enosen irom Aorta
China, it is understood, jo'orth and
South China are now at wfr and the
educational plan, of which Wong Is the
father, is one of the issues at stake.
Diplomats were exercised over the
fact that three representatives of l
foreign government eould be murdered
in the capital eity and that the raur-
ders should have remained unknown for
so long a period. '
Consolidation Bills Arc Now
Resting Peacefully h Com-
mittee Rem
At the close of the third week of
tho legislature, in the house there has
been introduced 323 bills. After next
Monday, no bill may bo introduced un
less it is referred first to a special
committee and this committee recom
mends its introduction.
All bills referring to tho building
of roads and highways have been side
tracked or referred again to the roads
and highway committee of which Den
nis of Yamhill is chairman. Thi hap
pened yesterday to the bill introduc
ed by Sheldon of Medford providing
that tho state should not require a
maintenance bond of more than one
year. Although . Mr. Sheldon stated
that the bill was satisfactory to Com
missioner Thompson. Mr. Dennis suc
ceeded in having the bill held up and
referred to his committee. It will come
up again Monday.
While practically all of the consoli
dation bills have been introduced,
they are resting peacefully in the com
mittee room. Those consolidation bills
practically abolish two thirds of the
stato houso jobs and gives tho govern
or the right to appoint officials for
about everything in 'sight. According
to goneral gossip, no office holder is
losing sleep over tho proposed consol
idations. The house has passed the bill pro
viding that the surviving husband and
children shall be entitled to possession
of tho homestead nnd household furni
ture until administration wf the es
tate has been filed. As the law now
reads, the law gives the widow and
children this right. Now it is proposed
to extend th'o same right to the surviv
ing husband. ". ..
Another bill that was passed Friday
by the house-and' wJiich had been, in
troduced by Mrs. Alexander Thompson,
provides that oven if a woman is mar
ried and under the age of IS she shall
bo regarded as a minor and subject
to the laws regarding hiinor children.
As the law now stamlB a girl under the
age of 18 who marries is presumed to
bo of legal age.
Voters Qualifications ,
Qualifications for voters at school
elections aro provided in a bill intro
duced in tho house. The bill provides
that electors must be 21 years old nnd
have resided in tho school district 30
days. It also provides that tho chair
man of a district board may chaW
lenge any voter.
The privilege of paying a poll tax
is staring the voters in the face, pro
vided of course should tho .bill Intro
duced yesterday eventually become a
law. It was introduced by rtichards of
Portland and provides that beginning
with 3!21 thero shall be a poll tax of
$5 paid by every person over the age
of 21. And if this tax is not paid, one
cannot voto or oven register.
If the bill proposed by Mr. Sheldon
of Medford becomes a law, the con
vict who escapes or attempts to es
cape will be looking for more trouble.
Also the con who may be found guilty
of aiding others to csinpe. The bill
providos that it shall be a felony to
escape from the pon,to attempt to or to
aid others and that upon conviction
the sentence shall begin when the con
vict has served his time or is pardon
S. B. 117. By Ftrrell. Creating child
welfare revision commission to codify
wuatioi i,ue rigm. iu pprupriuio fovvv
for memorials to returned soldiers and
8. B. 122. By Eberhard. Giving Cir
cuit Judge right to eontinuo grand jury
through several monthly terms of court.
8. B. 123. By Eberhard. Giving tc
cities the right to prosecute violations
of prohibition law.
8. B. 124. By Eberhard. Giving to
' judges the right to eall special ynry
j panels at any time and for any person,
within his discretion,
1 8. B. 125. By Eberhard. Author!
ing municipal judges to Issue ecarch
warrants for purpose of searching foi
8. B. 126. By Moser. Regulating the
practice of chiropractors.
8. B. 127. By Moser. Empowering
municipalities to establish set-back
lines for purpose of regulating construc-
tion of buildings.
j 8. B. 128. By Huston. Requiring ad
ministrators to record certified copies
of order decreeing that all eluimt
against estate have been satisfied.
Move Made In Conformity With Unofficial Information
That Premier Lenine Will Accept Proposal For Joint
Conference On Prince Islands, Providing Allied For
ces Are First Withdrawn.
By Lowell Mellett
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, Feb. 1. The United States,
supported by Great Britain, ha-s submit
ted to Franco a proposal for immediate
withdrawal of all troops from Russia!
it was lenrnod from authoritative soure
es today.
This move was. made in accordance
with unofficial information obtained by
American agents that Premior Lenine
and Foreign Minister Tchitchcrin will
accept the proposal for a joint confer
ence at Prinkipos, providing thnt the
allied forces are first withdrawn.
The British, in fact, are undorstood
to be planning recall of their owj
troops by Mnrch, whothor the United
States and Franco take similar action
or not.
British military officials are expect
ed to hold that withdrawal is urgent,
as Archangel soon will be ice-locked
and exit will then be impossible. The
French aro considering the proposal,
but have not yet given any intimation
of thoir intentions.
Pheasant Northwest
Products Company Opens
New Preserving Factory
One of tho cpoch-mBking ovonts in
the current history of Salem-occuwed
today in tho opening of tho now pre
serving plant of the Pheasant North
west Products company, adjoining th
Southern Pacific depot. For weeks past
a gang of workmont have boen busy
remodeling nnd finishing tho interior
of the huge structure, installing an im:
mouse amount of machinery, and storing
thousands of cases of bottled fruit
jmtcs. -
Tho plant is now practicolly rcnay
for operation, s-nd to properly mark the
event the company issued invitations
to several hundred fruit growers, deal
irs n"d prominent citizens of Salem to
gather at the plnnt at 12 o'clock today
for luncheon and an inspection of the
works.' About 150 people responded.
representing not only tho loganborry in
dustry but allied industries, from the
city and tho valley.
Luncheon was sorved to the visitors
cafeteria stylo, including the variom
fruit viices by way of bovernge, Foi-
lowiiijr tho lunch there wore brief ad
dressfj from Manage H. 8. Giln, Mayor
Albin, Robert Paulus and others, and
in thoic talks the immensity and value
of the fruit Industry in this section
were mudo plain by actual figures.
The greatest interest was shown by
the visitors In the equipment of the
building whose entire extent of 85 by
5'H) is fillod with the finest modnrn
machinery and with stored juices. Tho
Interior has beon transformed with
white paint, tho floors oiled ,and every
moans used to mako tho establishment
sanitary and convenient. The hnge
vats were put into operation for the
bentiit of the visitors, giving them an
d.a of the daily capacity of tho plant
which will be started upon the work
of bottling and packing in tho near fu
ture. It is not known just how many
hands will be employed but needless to
say it will add vastly to the buBinoss
and the payrolls of Salem. Moroovci
it is a monumental evidonce of the con
fidence of tho comptny as to tho fu
ture of the Industry in thU valley, and
it stands as a guarantee to hundreds of
people in this region that there will be
employment a-id a market for their pro
ducts. It means likewiso for assurancf
that tho name of Salem will be adver
tised more thoroughly over the civiliz
ed world, for as another evidence of
their confidence In the future the North
west Products company has contracted
full pago advertising in one pnriodlccl
alone tho Saturday Evening Post 1
amount to $08,000 during the present
year. ..
Washington, Feb. 1. - The
United Slates has a little more
than 5000 men in the Arch-
angel region and between 7000
and 10,000 in Siberia.
Negotiations concerning Bus
sia are being conducted entire-
ly at Paris.
War department officials
have been increasingly in fav
or of American withdrawal
from Archangel. '
While no official response has bcei
received to the wireless invitution oi
the associated powers, American agents
conferring with Lenine 's representa
tives, have informed the American dei-
cgii'uon mui Dom -uemno ana icuucner
in are amenable to the plan for holding "
a joint conference, their only stipula
tion being withdrawal of allied troops
from Russian soil before the meeting
is held.
A complicating fcaturo, however, is
the fact thnt War.Minister Trotsky and
some of bis supporters oppose asy. pro
posal for withdrawal of the allied for-,
ces, holding that their presonco in Bus-"
sia serves to increase revolutionary spi
rit, not only in Russia, but in othor
countries. ,
Unofficial reports have boon rocoivod ,
that tho proposal has boen discussed i
a conference of tho Soviets i;i Moscow.
The Amoricnn dolegation has beon ad
vised' by its agents that Lenine 'a po
litical strength is sufficient to dotni- '
nato this meeting and carry out his
plans, rather than Trotsky's.
Usual Plenary Session Post
poned To Hasten Details
By Fred S. Feiguaca .
"United PrpR. Stwff finrrnHiinnHnTitl
. Paris, Feb 1. The usual plenary
session was postponed today to permit
tho peaco bureau to speed up action on, ,
the frame work for the league of na- .
tions. The belief was expressed in cer
tain quarters that demonstration of the
practicability of the league, as evinced 1
in several recent decisions by the bur
eau, would hasten agreement on tho do
tails of its makeup. Tho German colon
ial question wbb virtunlly settled in ns
cordanco with principles of the league.
Previously the bureau had acted in thj ,
capacity of an association of nations
in warning central and eastern Kuro- .
pean countries to cease warring over
disputed territories. Tho bureau as
sumed a similar capacity yesterday
when it decided to send delegates to ,
straighten out tho argument botweea
the Czechs and Poles over possession
of that rich industrial district.
President Wilson conferred with Lord
Cecil and General Smuts un:il late last
night, comparing tho Amorican plan s
for the league of nations with their
respective outlines, that the whole prop
osition may be put in shape for presen
tation to tho peace congress next week. ;
Queer Angle Develops.
A queer angle has developed in the. ...
(Continued on pego three)
- - -
Th' Colonial Whist Club offers seven
bales o' khaki yarn fer siilo. Between
those who toady after em an' those
who hate 'em th' rich have a purty
herd time.