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FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 31.
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON TRAINS AND NEW
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FIGHTING MAKOR SAYS
PLANNED B 'STRIKERS
States That Lack Of Violence In Strike Was Due To Pre
- cautions Made By Municipal Authorities To Preserve
, Order. But Intent Of Anarchisfs, As Openly An
nounced By Them, Was To Overthrow Industrial
System, First In Seattle, Then Everywhere In United
(United Press staff correspondent)
By Ole Hanson, Mayor of Seattle.
battle, Wash., Feb. 13 Seattlo '
Ronorti-1 strike of 70,000 luborers was an
attempt at a revolution.
The plan was to start the revolt here
and have it spread to other cities.
These statements were mado in an ex
clusive sh-temeiit t0 tho Unitod Press
today by Olo Hanson, mayor of Seattle
He said tho strike bred no disorder be
cause every precaution had been taken
to preservo order.
The strikers, he said, "saw determin
ed men, ready with .rifles and machine
.gnus ninniiod by un American 'ncp and
"They came. They saw Aim lenr con
quered." The so-called "sympnvierte strike"
in Sec-tile was an nttempieo. revolution.
That there was no violence doosn't
niter tho fact, though the anarchists
who fomented it are using mat as au
argument to deny their revolutionary
intent to the men who blindly followed
.them and who are today beginning to
understand how dangerously thvy wore
There was no violence because evory
jireeautioii had been taken against it.
Strikers came in droves to the police
stations. They saw determined men,
ready, with rifles and machine guns
manned by an American 'ace' and his
They came. T'icy saw. And fear con
quercd The intent, openly nnd covertly an
nounced, wag for overthrow of the in
dustrial system; hero first, then every
where. Plied Witli Propaganda.
No Russian city could have beon more
assidiously plied with soviet prop....a
gandi than was Seattle just prior to and
during the tie-up. :
After the strike had been called, and
Hie radicals were beginning to show
their colors more franklv. the nroDosa;
to take over all private and municipaj
industries wits actually put to a vote
in striko councils and missed adoption
by a narrow margin only. This but led
Jo redoubled efforts by the Bolsheviki.
The strikers, through newspaper no
tices, decreed that: the public is ad
vised to go home and sty at home after
eight at night; we will police the city;
Awe will supplv such food as we think
necessary; and nothing can operate ex
cept on our permission.
The nwner nf n. tnxicab comnanv WR-F
tSfrn Talks By Legislators
tovictists half the proceeds.
Their plans exactly followed those of
tho Russian revolutionists.
Each union was to operate itg own
"Labor," said the strikers' official
organ, "will not only shut down indus
tries Labor will re-open - under the
i x.-UUr i
anrgomcnt of the appropriate trades,
(Continued on page two)
Sometimes a marriage is such a fail
wre that a feller '11 find himself payin'
fer his weddin' clothes an' his divorce
unit out of th' same weekly salaryi
Borne people git further on promise?
than most of us do on money.
'ibis Is Keynote Of Paper Read
By Robert Paulus At Wal
nut Growers Meeting.
. There was recently a meeting of Ore
gon walnut growers in Portland. It
brought out representatives of the nut
industry from all parts of tho state and
served to shed a lot of light on a "shell
game ' ' that will 0110 dav produce prod
igious wealth for the state. Parenthe
tically, it might be stated ths-t the com
mon attitude of the Portland press to;
ward the industry that did not directly
concern the metropolis wus shown in tli J
fact that not a lino of report on tin
meeting was visible.
Several representatives from this part
of the valley were present, among them
President Kobort Paulus, of tho Com
mercial Club, wh0 contributed a think
starting papar on the subject ot co-operation
and marketing. Probably no
matt in Oregon is in better position to
speak advisedly on these topics, for
long years of wrestling with the prune
industry und its tough-skinned prob
lems has "put him wise." Some of hi.'
statements should have a wider -circui
lation than a meeting of nut-growej;s,
"'Experience seems to show that
when you are in the direst straits co
operation will save you; but you" will
have as littlo to do with it as possiblt
unless you are in straits There is prob
ably less co operation in this country
among farmers and mercnanrs Man
an? other big line. We suspect they
are overlooking something,
(Continued on page two)
AUTO SHOW MADE HIT
On Good Roads Enthusias
Although various other affairs in
keeping with Lincoln's Birthday were
f.ttracung people last evening, iuci
wag a very g00d turnout at the opening
n, Au(omobile Bhow the
.m nonor 01 me ocus.on ine enure oai-
I.i . . 1 , i. . j. 1 .. m ...
ouuy uau vocu uiupu nun mo imuuuai
g I colors, a-na wuu a buuu puuiuiix ux u-
tos, resplendent ia untarnished enamel
' and nickel plate, ranged around the
I building, the armory presented a most
'attractive scene. The fore part of the
evening was occupied with selections
from the group of young violinists, who
played in very good form Several beau
tiful vocal solos were contributed by
Mrs. Sabine Bent It of or, who was twice
called beck to the platform.
Robert Paulus, acting as chairman of
the meeting, mado a few appropriate ro
rasrks with regard to the growth of the
automobile industry, in Balcm during
the past twenty years. Introduced at
first as the precarious plaything of the
rich, it had gradually increased its util
ity until now it has become an indis
pensable factor in our industries. It hue
become one of the greatest assets of Dip J
city, both in tho matter of invested cap
ital and the number of people which it
employs. He predicted that the time
was at hand when Salem would be the
leading city iu the state iu the num
ber of cutoa to the population. As the
fruit industry develops, the demand for
ears and trucks will proportionally in
crease. At no time has the value of the
gasoline vehicle beau so strikingly dem
onstrated as in tho ptst season, wneu
tractors, trucks and ears made up for
the shortage of horse and human la
bor t-nd saved hundreds of toi;S of fruit
and other products. He commended the
dealers of the city, headed by Manager
Iee L Gilbert, for "their enterprise in
launching the first automobile show.
(Continued on page two)
FUND CUT $31,262
Ways And Means Also Sliced
Big Margin Off rotary Af
.Warden Stevens, of the Oregon State
Penitentiary was cut $31,202 in the
amount that he asked of the joint ways
and mecus committee for maintaining
the pen the coming two years, ujs fig
ures were $324,040 and the committee
Two years ago the legislators impro
priated $289,705 but it developed that
the population of Oregon's famous re
sort is gradually becoming smaller until
the number of broardcrs today Is about
800. It was als0 developed that it costs
tho state of Oregon just & trilto over
one dollar a day per capita to keep its
convicts. The overhead expense is es
timated at 70 per cent and food and
such 30 cents on ei-.-ch dollar.
The raise of salary for the warden
was not touched by the joint committee
as it decided to not tako into considera
tion salary raises in placing its figures
for tho coming budget. The $000 a year
for chaplains came in for some criti
cism. It is understood that Warden
Stevens would rather use " this c-mount
is- having prominent speakers como to
the pen and deliver addresses !io li
brary, music and amusement fund is
estimated st $500 a year.
A lettor from the governor was read,
recommending that tho'ways and means
committee appropriate $40,000 for the
purthaso of additional lands for the
penitentiary. It is understood that the
farm of Mrs. Fannie Hubbard, with 201
acres, is considered, at $200 an acre. An
other trevt costing much less per acre
is also under consideration. . ,
The State Industrial School for girls
was allowed $300 extra to build a hog
house, $250 for Bhods, $200 for cement
walks and $250 to repair the barn. In
stead of buying a new auto, the commit
tee figured that the Ford now on hand
could be turned in o a new Ford and
$000 extra was allowed.
For this institution $52,820 was asked
but the committee cut it down, to $30,-
20G. . .- -- '' "V"j5".-.
The amount asked ' for the suprome
court, $97,050, was allowed with no dis
cussion Tho state printing department
wa3 given the amount it asked for, $H-
400. ' '
The Patton Home for tho Friendless,
in Portland, asked for $14,000 and was
Tho Board of Control asked for $18,
000 and $16,000 was allowed. The gov
ernor wrote a letter to the committee
asking that the salary of R.. B. Uoouiu,
secretary of the board of control, be
rained from $200 a month to $250. No
action was taken on the recommenda
tion as the committee had decided not
to act on, any salary raises, awMitmg
action of the house and senate. Wires wore working between Denver
The Feebleminded Institute was al- and San Francisco, however. Tho Pos
lowed $50,000 to build two dormitories tal telegraph had no wires east oi uea
and Mr. Smith was instructed to take ver and La Junta.
$1200 out of the maintenance land to Storms between Denver and Kansas
buy an auto Tho institution asked for
$345,700 for the coming two years and
got $337,500. The maintenance cbU-
mate was made last October on a war
basis. Tho figure was cut as t com-
mittee believes living costs will gradu-
ally become lower.
The doepest slash made by the ways
and means committee wg for military
affairs, $298,205 was asked for and tho
committeo allowed only $100,000. For
the naval militia. $30,710 was asked on
a war basis and $10,000 allowed.
The office of the state engineer was
allowcd the amount asked for and the
state water board was treated like-
wise. Tho exhibit of Oregon products
in the Oregon building at Portland, was
given $10,000, while $15,157 was asked,
' ' ,
The Albanr Creamery association
representing about 1000 dairymen, haa
voted to join the Oregon Dairy council
W ft.r what Jht:
-A trio of representatives which is helping to make
TifE DAY SESSION
Banquet Of Marion County
Products Last Night Made
Fitting End To Meeting.
Hilarity and oratory, a feast of Ore-
gou products,-the glow of color andjw 'headauarters wero released todav.
strains .of music made up a fitting cli -
max to the three-day session of the Or
cgou Retailers convention. In the Com
mercial Club auditorium last night,
with betutifully decorated tables seat
ing 200 delegates and citizens, there
was a scene of gaiety and good fellow
ship long to be remembered.
King Bing Fullorton, of the Cherri
ans, was chairman of the occasion.
whilo F. IS. Dcckcbth, the effervescent
and irrepressible, acted as toastmaster, '
introdimina- tho features of the even-
ing in his own style. The fore part of
the evening was brightened with "vocr.l
solos bv Oscar B. Gingrich, Mrs. Styles. '
Albert Gillo and Mrs,, Ada Miller, all of
whom were greeted with insistent en-
Tho feast began with Loju and ended
with cigars, and with one or two ex
ceptions tho entire menu was the pro
duct of Marion county. There was lo
ganberry juice, , roust beef.' boiled
tonguo, veal lonf, boiled ham, bean sal
ad, potato salad, cream and Roquerfort
cheese, bread and butter, olives, pickles,
spiced and dried prunes, coffee, cukes
and cigars; to say nothing of the gor
geous cluster of flowers. Even the elo
(Continued 'on page two)
WIRE COMMUNICATION W IT H
EAST IS CUTOFF--BIG STORMS
1 Lines Betweerr Denver And
Causes Main Trouble.---Worst Prostration Of Tele
graph Service In Years Doe To Storm Of Unusual
Proportions In Central States
San Francisco, Feb 13.-The whole
Pacific elope was prpetically cut off
from tho east today.
Telephone companies snnounccd
through the Pacific Telephone and Tclo
graph company that all of their wires
'i'lio Western Union stated it nad one
Bhaky wire working direct with Chictr
1 an. but that no wires were
direct between Denver and Chicago.
city caused the slmost total failure of
communication, it was explained.'
Wire men believed the storm must
have been of unusual proportions.
Have Just On Wire.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 13. , The worst
prostration of wire communication into
Denver from tho east in years naa prac-
tically cut off this city today from the
great news events in Europe. '
One government wire and -a tcBt"
line over which the American Telephone
and Telegraph company ws making
frenzied efforts to tenure commtiuica-
tion wero the only connections between
Denver and the east this morning,
: Sleet storms last night in Nebraska
and Kansas carried down all wires of
the Bell company, the Western fj'nioa
and the Postal Telegraph.
The eenoral breakdown occurred 87
miles east of North Platte, Neb., and
between Kinsley end Btairora, nan.
UNDER THE CAPITAL
r-r- , i rs i t i l mn i- rivvvu . p "n ninii
fc,4 .'I r I ' THAT HE ISA 1!, .11
ALLEGED PLOT TO KILL
Records Of I. W .Y. Leaders
Looked Into With fe Of
Weeding Out Undesirables.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Records of I. W.
Y. leaders hero were scrutinized today
by federal officers with a view to as
sisting iu cleaning out undesirable ali
ens. Twontv-six 'men arrested at I. W
Dut officers were instructed to wctch
carefully for any violation of federal
Chicago police revealod in connection
with this activity, an alleged plot to
assassinate President Wilson a.o pos
sibly Secretary McAdoo. Tho revela
tion followed arrest nt Cleveland, Ohio,
yesterday, of Pietro Piorre, an 1. ,V. VV
member recently released from Lcavon-
worth. Pierre will bo taken to Kn-nsas
City for trial on charges of violating
Hi9 part in the alleged ossassmc-tion
plot was revealed by two loyal Italian
prisoners. Officers had trsiled him un-
successfully through the west. His as-
soeiates in tho supposed plot wero not
Says He Isn't I. W W.
Cleveland, Ohio, Fel), lit Pietro Pier
re, radical leader is to be arraigned be
fore federal authorities next Wednes
day, on a charge of threatening tho life
of President Wilson and members of
his cabinet. It was learned today. Pier
re today denied the charge. He said ho
had been arrested previously by federal
officials as interpreter in reading a res
olution before a meeting of socialists.
Ho says ho in not an anarchist or a
member of tho I. WW. .
Kansas City Are Down, Which
These two storm areas aro in tho two
principal wire zones cast of Denver.
Formerly when o'io failed the other was
generally availablo, but tho loss of
both avenues cut Denver off complete
The financial district of Denver was
hit hard by tho loss of brokers' wires
Inability of the brokors to obtain stock
market quotations brought trading
practically to a standstill.
Blizzards In Nebraska
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 13 Storms . in
Western and Central Nebraska today
reached blizzard proportions, ncording
to reports hero,
The blizzard was moving eastward
today, according to weather bureau of
ficials, who predicted it would reach
OmaliB. before night.
Omaha school children were sent to
their homes at noon iu anticipation of
tho storm. ,
Reports from interior Nebraska suid
the storm was ono of the worst in many
years. It was accompanied by a sovero
drop in temperature. North Tlntte re
ported the mercury at 10 above shortly
Fruit growers fear tho temperature
will cause heavy damt'ge to crops Be
ccit warm weather, they said, had
started sup in fruit trees. Livestock
on western ranges also wes feared for.
Old miners at La Touche and Enno
cott, Alaska, have added extra shifts;
operating now nearly on a pre-war basis.
Senate Paving Scrap
Was Continued Over
Into Today's Session
Is Proving To Be One Of Hard
est Fought Battles Ever
Waged Ia Higher House.
This afternoon the fight over the
four anti patonted paving bills is still
on, dragging out into one of tho log
est and -hardest fought verbal battles
ever waged dn the Oregon legislature.
It is expected a vote will be token
some time this afternoon which will
decide the course of the road legisla
tion of the present session of tho leg
If the paving bills aro amended by
the adoption of the minority report to
Hufnntml thnf mnill mnnn nnnnuilinn fn
t'ho $10,000,000 bonding bill from some
or mo supporters or w paving bills.
Warning to this effect has 'been given
both by President Vinton and Sjnator
The debate on the bill( began at ii
o'clock yes V"rda.v aJternoon, contin
ued lor nearly rour nours and then
was resumed at 10 o'clock this morn
When tho bills came on for consid
eration. Senator Thomas moved to
adopt, tho majority report on senate
bill 07, which wus favoraWe to the bill
as amended, and engrossed. Senator
Hanitley moved to substitute the mi
nority report, winch amenus the Din
"J milling i r.v."..
en. These four words provide that all
paving contracts snail Da ret to tno
bifliW Riihmittinor the lowftfit afrorro-
gate "bid. "considering quality and dur-
Object to Four Words
Senator Ladvmund, Senator Thomas,
Senator Dimiclc, Senator Straycr, Sen
ator Eddy and othors who havo spoken
against tho minority report insist tlhat
those four words scuttle the entire bill,
taking the vitals from tho mensuro and
opening thB yraf tof all hn bribery
and corruption that has marked tho ex
perience of county courts city coun
cils and highway commissions with the
Senator 'Banks, Senator Huston, Sen
ator Eitner, Senator Handley and oth
ers who have spoken for tho minority
report insist that if those four words
aro not added to tho bill the hands of
the highway commission will ha so
tied that tho commission will be un-
CENT TAX GASOLiriE
!8 FAVOREDBY HOUSE
Which Got By This Morn
ing, Vvouid Also Levy Malt
tent im Distillate.
Putting up a big bluff as to what he
wanted and what he did not want in the
proposed gasoline bill, E. E. Bmith, the
labor representative from Portland, con
sumed tho greater time of the morning
session of tho house anu prevented the
bill from comiiig to a final vote until
tlm nnnn hrmr.
ftor giving careful attentat y tuo
bill ill which it IS proposed xo levy a
(,, nf mm eout a gallon on gasoline
and ono half of a cent on distillate, the
joint committeo on roads and Mgnways
nrcsentod its ulan of a tax that would
k fol. In nil.
Mr. Dennis wh0 was in charge if
tho hill nirl there had been some oppo
sition to placing even half of a cent
a. gallon tax on uistinnie out mat m
nnmmittnn found no way of taxing gas
oline and then cutting out the distil
h ruin thn nn cent a gallon tax on
gcsoline. Mr. Dennis estimated that
i-im.iuin onnM ha raised the coming i
year' and that from the one half a ccntj
4!.i,.iii. it... wtnlf Via adn..
On U1BU1UUC, lUD lOTOiiMV ---,
500, making a total revenue xor tnc com
ing year of $351,000.
Basing his figures on tne year
Mr. Dennis said that for the coming year
,, wnnlil ho 8.100.000 gallons of dis-
i;nt,. ...1,1 in thA itnte. Farm tractors
would use about 60 per cent of IhiM
amount and commercial end inning
boats about 30 per cent.
The big fight on tne Din on waicii
Bmiih. nf Rnker. and Smith of Mult
nomah county held up tho house, was
1811 OOUIllJ uoiu uy iitw "uuo,i
tacking the emergency clause to,
ihn hill An those in charge wero will
ing to allow plenty of debato and had
r,o intention of rushing things, these
two orators mode a great showing of
nnnosition to the cmer.icncy eltuso, but,
when it came to the roll call, it dnvcl
nnad tfint triA nnlv nnnosition was from
tho two oratorical Smiths and that tho
housi vps almost unanimously In favor
of the tax.
Should the senate concur, and the
emergency clause hold through the sen
ato ar.d tho governor, within a week or
i so, easoline will no up one cent s- gai
no, gasoline will no np one ceni s- Ri -
Ion in Oregon and distillate one half of,
ft ecat. ,
able to give the state the best pave-
mnnl fni 'thA. mnnuV AnnWiWmn, nal.
"v ' " ". wmj if.....
ity and durability. They contond that
the commission will be forced to ttnard
tho paving contract to the lowest bid
der, regardless of quality.
senator xacamuna s-prung tne mos."
BAnaatinnol faolii.it n9 Vin j.l,.! aa-
terday afternoon when he. gave infor
mation a'otrui, nil ain-Jiipv Hint was
mmlfl hv ronrnBentfttivp nf th W.--
ren Construction company to bribe Jiim,
wnen- ne was ma.vor oi rmiem.
The city was havdng trouble witla
the company over paving costs, und
after much discussion he said the rep
resentatives of the company said they
would eend a man to Salem who would
meet" all the arguments against tha
"That man- came to Salem and came
in in ..... " ...I.I l..km,,.t
"His talk had a decided metallic ring,
and I will tell you why I know it had
a metallic ring Ho camo to my piivato
II!.-..- 1 If 3 - Am Ail A T
unu-fl aim uiumtu me jpiu,vuu. j mm
him that was not enough Hi offered
me $1S,00(. I asked him Whp.t it ras
tin Avr,.if!i-, mil til fin fir Ihnt Itim
of money. Ho said that when 1 p'aeel
a llieasurin1' stii k against a four im a
pavement base tn? rnie would Miow
fiva inches, and that a on" an-d one
half inch top surface would measure;
two inches. .
Wanted to Rob Salom
"Anybody could understand that, oT
course. I told hiin that I thought he
merely wanted to buy the mayor of
Salem, but 1 found Instead he wautecj
to rob the people of Salem.
"Can you Ibtamc mo, senators, for.
wanting to drive this paving trust out
.i ...1. an-. ii I
ot UIO siaio oi vrvguiri . .
Ho insisted that either the ; state '
must control tha paving trust or the
trust will control ho state, and dcclnr-;
ed '.ho issue lis well defined
Before the (Wbate got under way
tlii. mnrnintr. Senator Eddv called at-
twtlonj to tho fact that two repre-'
sentatives of the raving trust were in
side the senate bar yeslcrday after
noon, whilo the dissuasion was in pro
gress, lobbying and attempting to poll
tho senate on tne paving imus. xi ire-..
nnnnnJ ihU ft B n'riVllhCIl ll' W R &Jld Call-'
ed upon tho president of tho sonate to'
direct the sergeant at, arms to keep
such lobbyist- off the e-oimto floor. "
President Vintwn gave sucn lnstrue
tinti. i a lm mirffefliit. .t rms. and stat
ed rther- that if previously the cour
tesies or tne senate nau yuen niuim
.., l,,hltviiil.a it ".-(11,1(1 ba Wltll-
III Dlivil , .ww..w i
drawn and he eracanst at arms woulii
Senator Thomas declared that tne
fnr inrJ nmhodicit ill tho minority
report came from tho hrailn of R. W-
Montague, attorney lor narrtn ert-iu-
ers, and that tneir purpo ,
thwart the intent of 1ho who drew
the .bill to curb the paving tiust.
Would Tie Courts Hands
"The men who drew this bill want-
l!U IU liiAi7 it, o '-ft--- - ,
not be broken by the devil lnmBolf, -
.3 i u ba liaht 1,11 lit It COU I U .
said Senator Thomas, wo wanieu
m. i, ,! nf nvfirv countv court.
HO IUIU l.n.w v--- v
and city council and highway eommis-.
sum so they coma not pray -
nri. nf rhn navinl trust, but woula
have oien and fair 'competition.''
He declared mat wm-n m
mind of Mr. Montague suggested thi
amendment, he took the ve vital.
out of the bill." (
"From coast to coast, wherever tne
Wanen Construction company has op--erated,
it Jias left a trail of fraud and
corruption," ho said. "It WJ ' "
dirty in Ocgon as in any other Btate
He charged that the republican par-.
ty has so protected these special in
terests that tho people have time an
again erpressed their disapproval by
(Continued on pago seven)
RETURN T0DUtY SOOM
Me Very HI Now, Mescal
Men BeBeve Few Weeks
Rest All That Is Needed.
Olympia, Wash., Feb. 13. Licutcnsut
Governor Louis F. Hart is today aeting
s-averno. nf Washington. Governor Lis-
ter ia at Fort Steilacoom under the eo.i-
stant earc oi ms inmiiy ana on in:rniini
ifriend and physician, Dr W. B. Keller.
Governor Lister is seriously ill, bat
his physicians believe that a few weeks
rest will find him fit to return to
Thorn wns a Botiec;:b!o ftir of depres
sion in the state house and arouid the
ini0lntiVA hnlla tndnv. for thouih tho
governor has many politiccl enemies hie
personal friends ore legion.
It is not expected that the taxing
over by a republican lieutenant gover
iiur " - " -n
held by ...democratic governor will i-
any way affect pending legislation. i;
nor o" the reris or siam ("-;'