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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS
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FORTY- SECOND YEAR NO. 203. EIGHT PAGES.
Business Indiffer' To Open
Advocacy Of tw
WITH STOLEN GOODS
NO EFFORT TO ANSWER 'ke Capture On Of Two
KhVULU llUlilMi MAUL
Lewis M. Pierson, Banker, Re
ports On Invesdsation
Covering Nation. I ,
New York, Aug. 28. Lewis M.' Pier-sou,-head
of the Irving National bank
'and a director of the chamber of com
- nierce of the United States, following a
trip throughout the west to investigate
industrial conditions today gave an in
terview to tho United Press, in which
his impressions were summed up as fol
Radicals are openly advocating revo
, lution. . .
Business Becms indifferent to or ig
norant of the fact.
No real effort is being made to an
swer bolshevik propaganda,
Thieves Who Broke Into
Through the vigilance of two night
patrolmen, W. J. White and O. F. Vic
tor, a burglar who was making his
get-away from the C. P. Bishop cloth
ing store .on Commercial street, was
captured at 5 o'clock this morning with
the goods on nitn. , '
In making their early morning
rounds the two officers noted that the
rear door of the annex of the Bishop
store had been jimmied. In a search
for the thieves, they saw two men walk
ing pretty fast north in the alley be
tween Commercial and Liberty streets,
about a block and a half away.
"The officers gave chase and near
Center street managed to catch up
with one of the burglars. The- other,
seeing he was handicapped by carry
ing the -stolen goods, had dropped his
share of the loot and managed to get
away. . .
The burglar who was captured gave
the name of Joseph M. .Mayer ot rort
amply financed bolshevik campaign
aims at the overthrow of the govern
ment. .. . . . -.
A crisis is at hand.
It calls for national action.
Pierson made the trip in his capacity
as director of the chamber of commorce
of the United States. Replying to qnes
tiins asked by the United Press, ho unid:
"The outstanding feature of the trip
was on the one hand the evidence we
found of an extraordinary amount Qf
revolutionary propaganda abroad in the
country andy on the other hand, tho
tin-aning Jack of effort to-combat the
; "The Pacific coast, in particular, is
aflame with radical activities. It is no
ticeable all the way from Los Angeles
to Seattle.; .
"This issue is not merely over the
proper relationship between labor and
capital. .' ; V ,
... ' " Yet nearly everywhere ' business
men and sound thinkers appear indif
ferent or else bewildered. Meanwhile,
the neglect to oppose this destructive
campaign has resulted in many small
: proporty owners and . farmers being
swept into the bolshevik current.
"In one western city we-were told
that the only printed arguments against
Apparently a shrewdly conducted
of the reform school, and according to
the records at the nolice station, has
been in a number of scrapes especially
in stealing automobiles. He is about Is
According to his story, he left Port
land last night about 1 o'clock arriv
ing in Salem about three o'clock, With
the other young man who was in on the
deal, they jimmied a door in tne rear
af the new annex of the Bishop store.
Thev first helped themselves to three
suit cases and one traveling bag. These
they filled with expensive ' hosiery for
men, silk shirts and ft half dosen of
the best suits of clothes in tho house.
The total value of the goods taken was
about $860. -
They were on their way to take an
early morning train out of West Salem
for Portland, when Mayer was cap
tured by the officers. "
Chief Varney at once communicated
with the officers of surrounding cities,
giving thein a description of the burg
lar wfto escaped. . ,
Airplane Webf oot Damaged
V. i .a. i"ti 1
By Accident At imamooK
The airplane Wobfoot "cracked up"
yesterday, at Tillamook. Iii the lan
guage of aviators and of those who ac
quire the aviator's lingo, this means
that the plane had an accident. It hap
iieiied inst as Lieutenant Cook with a
passenger were a few feet from the
ground. Something went wrong with
the engine, and when it happened,
there were two ways of getting out of
Seattle Mayor To Present
Resignation From Office
. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 28. Mayor Ole
Hanson at noon today announced defi
nitely that he would resign from office
this afternoon and retire to private life,
"for a rest and vacation.' It is un
derstood that he will go the lecture
platform. Councilman C. B. Fitscgeraiu
hM nldired five votes; that . wiU elect
r o - . .
him to fill out ttanson's uucxpireu
Hanson would neither affirm nor deny
a persistent rumor that Ms real purpose
isto arrange and execute a whirlwind
lecture tour of the direct primary states
in an attempt to Je nominated for presi
dent. ' ',
Seattle, Wash:, Aug. 28. According
to a cut and dried program at the city
hall, Mayor Hanson will resign prob
ably this' afternoon ,and Councilman. C.
B. Fitzgerald will be elected by the
council majority to fill out his unexpired
term. A. T. Drake, clerk or tne jinance
committee, is slated to be elected by the
council to succeed Fitzgerald in that
bod v. "'
Hanson secluded himself at his Lake
Forest summer home and could not be
reach early today for a Hirect coniirma
timi or denial of the program. He has
been talking abollt resigning for more
than a mttthi ! . ''
, According to a- story in circulation tft
day, Hanson intends to go on, a lecture
tour through the ; " direct pnmuiy "
states and try. -to get himself nominated
for the presidency of the United States.
He is also Writing a book at the request
of eastern publishers on "Bolshevism."
Fitzgerald and Superintendent or
Utilities Murphine, Hanson's chief po
litical adviser, both declared today that
they could not definitely confirm the
plen of Hanson to resign today. (
Union Heads Order Ilea -
To Rctarn By Sstsrday
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 28. .
Striking railroad wforaers oa
the iPacinc coast were ordorett
to return to work by Saturday -
. morning by the four brother-
. hood chiefs here today.
The order was assued rrom
the offices of Warren S. Stone,
-president ef thai Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers and stat-
ed that, unless. tho organized .
workers return to work by teat-
urday onomiaff jthe officials of
the four brotherhoods : will as-
sist the federal railroad admin-
istration in operating the fed-
eral controlled ! railroads-- ef-
fected by the strike.
, The belief was expressed that
' the order wonld w obeyed. "-.'"'
Trainmen In All Except South
era aectsss in xaie
OF TRAINS THREATENED
HIED FOR PROBATE
Esfoated Vafce Of Estate
Placed At $25,000,000
To WOO, 000.
NATION 0.1 VERGE OF
Leading New York Bankers
f Looking For Serious x
, . . ..
Coastwise And Trans-Continental
Trains Moved On
Schednle i Again.
, ,New York, Aug. 28. Tho will of An
drew iCarnegie,, filed for probate at
noon today, disposes of an estate esti
mated at between 25,000,000 u-nd 30j-
000,000. . .
'i The will leaves Carnegie's real estate,
works of art and household goods to his
wifo. Financial- provisions for Mrs.
Carnegie afnd her daughter, Mrs. Boswell
Miler, are made. . . ; v V.
. The sirm of 200,000 is left to the Uni
versity Of Pittsburgh, v . : i '"
In a statement issued simultfcheously
with the probating of tha will, Elihu
Root,' Jr., member of the law firm that
acted for Carnegie, said that duving his
life time the philanthropist made gifts
to charity aggregating $350,000,000.
With regard to Mrs. Carnegie, it says:
' ' Years ago having madri prevision vtr
my wife beyond her desires and ample
to enable her to provide for her daugh
ter, Margaret, and being unable to judge
at present what provision for our daugh
tor will best promote Her nappiness, i
leavo to her mother tho duty of provid
in ir for her as her mother deems best. A
mother's love will bo the best guide."
The Home Trust company of
(Continued on Page Six.)
French Cruiser Anchors At
Flensburg Despite Protest
Copenhagen, Aug. 2i. Despite a pro
test from the German admiralty, the
French cruiser Marseillaise has arrlv
ed off Flensburg, the chief port of
Seheiswig to be present during the ple
biscite which is to deeide the status
of Schleswig. Germany protested on
the grounds that the presence of the
French warship was not stipulated in
the armistice terms.
Word From Aviators Lost
For Days Eagerly Waited
. Calexico, Cal.. Aug. 28. Army offi
cials here still waited today for word
from across the border concerning the
condition of Lieutenants Waterhouse
and Connolly, reported found - sixty
miles east of Ensenada by lantu sol
It is believed here the men will be
returned to this country by- way of Tia
Scarcity On Coast Boosts
Price To 11 tents And
Sail Francisco, Aug. 28.
Striking San Francisco yard
men wired Washington today
demanding that the govern
ment take over the Pacific
Eloctrlc and reinstate its em
The action : was taken follow
ing a mass meeting of railroad,
strikers, who are-out in sympa
thy with the P. E. men.
Strikers said the men were
determined to stay out despite
the action of the Oakland men
who returned to work. - ,
Itinerary Of Trip To St
Next Wednesday Yet To;
Be Filled Out I
TO FOLLOW PATH HO
i New York, Aug. 28. (United Press)
A financial crisis is ahead of the coun
try according to leading bankers of New
York, which, niay be one of the most
serious situations the country haj ever
There seems to bo llttlo doubt in the
minds of Wall stroet leaders, judging
from views expressed to a United Press
reporter, but that the crisis win taae a
decidedly political turn. Financiers ex
pect the radical elements among labor
leaders to make a stand for communism.
While Wall street admits that there
has been a porcopltble slowing down on
the part of moneyed interests, bankers
say they are confident of the outcome of
the issue between labor and capital. -
Capital is doing somo watchful wait
ing," explained one vice-president, con
nected with one of tho largest institu
tions of the country, "Many of our
clients are apprehonsive . Some- are
- ' ' Many wealthy interests no longer
care about making money. For example,
this morning a client was in here, a man
who keeps a million dollar account with
New I us. Ho had drawn no- interest, and I
But the injury is not serious, duo to
the precaution- taken by the owners.
They have an extra propeiior in siock
and'materials for the wings. P. E. Ful
lerton, one of the owners, went to Til
lamook this morning and ns soon as
the plane is -shipped to Salerii, repairs
will begin at once
H.a PRICES DROP
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 28. Hogs
fodav solij under $-0 on the Kansas
Citv marM-t for the first time since
last March. Prices dropped 75. ceuts
to 41 on sities here.
immediate Conference Between
Capital and Labor Necessary
to Solve Economic Problems
' Washington, Aug. 28. An immediate before it, calling for sueli a conference,
conference of capital and laoor is nec-june saiu.
caanrv to solve the economic situation, "Such a conference should be call-
t.t nrenent confronting the United States ej Lsne gaid. "And ealled af one
wetxrAxna o Franklin K. Lane, secre- vow ;g the time: there should be no
tarv of the interior in a statement ncre
"Events seriously threatening the
welfare of the eountry are rapidly
drawing' to a climax," he said, and
j i..:.it Wilson to take immfr
diate action looking forward to a joint
meeting of employers, employes and all
i.nt directlv interested in the
v : industrial nroblems, without waitiag for ,
delav. Personally I believe the presi
dent should not await possible action
bv congress, but should take direct ac
tiou and summon the eouferenccou his
"Steps should be taken to make this
conference both detinue bbu puu-nc
able. Should be not theorir.ing. it i
ve,y definite and real problenrwe tci
And now the suffering housekeepers
it. One was to smash into u tree and 'are having trouble with their supply oj
the other to bring the plane to the juat when everything was about
ground on its nose. , , , ,, .J , ,
Lieutenant Cook decided that for to be settled and all the boys homo from
the good of his passenger and himself, over there.
it- was the lesser ot two evils io ianu It hapi)Clled 8uda011iy a day or so ago
u iu v-' - .r : ;: " when the federal eaualization board or
WHS UUQ I1U lit UIV IU luv u. .
his passenger, but the Webfoot suffer- dered 400 cars of sugar shipped east
ed a broken propeller and a couple ot from the wegt With but little raw ma
tcrial in sight, a number of refineries
were shut down. Aud with the refiner
ies down, the wholesalers received no
supplies tad then suddenly tho whole-1
salers wero unable to ship.
And on top of all this trouble tho rail
road -strikes in California prevented the
usual shipment of cars from San Fran
cisco and with tho exception or two or
three cars, none will bo coming north
until the Rose City sails, unless the rail
road situation gets bettor.
Yesterday morning sugar in Salem at
8 o'clock was quoted at for a
sack of 100 pounds. By 10 o'clock H
was $9.90 and by nono, the figure had
was $9.90 and by nopi the figure had
quotation iu tho evening reached $10.75
and then suddenly this morning, the
houiekeetMV found to her surprise that
sugar could be purchased only ju tl Jots
and the nrice was and is. 11 cents a
pound. This condition may Inst f.evernl
days and maybe longer. The grocers
are ur in tho air on the sugar situation
and in the meantime $1 is the limit to
each purchaser Jind worst of nil, the
Dcach cannins season is now at its
height. : ;
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 28. There is
no movement back to work among Los
Angeles strikers, according to state
ments of strike leaders at the labor
Hundreds of striking switcnmcn,
trainmen and shop employes gathered
in groups in front of tho temple and
IndlVnantlv dMusn'd report that a
general movement back to the job was
"We're standing pat," was the gen
eral sentiment of these meetings.
"There is no change in the strike
situation in Los Angeles today although
n- oiviiud bv our northern offi
cial that men are returning to work
there," declared J. P. yer, general
n,,,n,.. nf f h o Southern Pacific.
"One hundred Diacusmitua rerararu
to the shops thin morning, but there are
still 500 ear reifairers outbesides all
Continued on page four)
(Continued on page three)
Pittsburg. Pa.. Aug. 28. Trollev traf
fie. in the iPittsbure district may be re
sumed before nightfall, fiftcr n strike
of motormen and conductors which lias
lasted fourteen daTS.
At a meetine to be held late todav
the strikers will vote on the proposi
tion to return to work immediately
J and then continue their fihf for m
I1 In 1
Jersey Is made executor and trustee of I asked him to wait a few minutes so that
The fourth article of the will cop
tains many , legacies , among which are
bequests to charitable institutions. The'
following article provisos for bequests
to relative and friend.1: Among the
latter are annuities of 10,000 each to
William Howard Taft .and David Lloyd
George and annuities of tflOOO each to
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Mrs.
Grover Cleveland. ,
t Tho fourth and fifth articles, EUhu
Root, Jr., said, were written in Cnrne-
gie's own, handwriting. '
No mention' is made in tno win or
the amount of tho estate invested in
the Unitod States Steel corporation
Other beauests in the will- wcrci '
Cooper Union of New York; $60,000,
making Carnegie's total gifts to that
Relief fund of tho" authors' -club of
New York $200,000, '
Hamilton Institute. Virginia, $300,000,
Stevens Institute, Hobokon, N. J.,
4100.00 "to improve my original gift."
St. Andrews Society, New York, 100,-
000. 1 "
-In addition to the institutions named
henuests are made as follows:
. .. . 1 1 .
Robert A. Franks, ftis secretary, mo
house and grounds now occupied by Mm
t Lewcllyn Park, N. J.
Mrs. L. M. Morris, his-eounsin, and
upon her death to her two daughters,
the house ana .property iu im i.,v
George Irvins, a butler, a pension
equal to half his salary.
Mrs. Nicola, a housekeeper, nuuuy
Lockerbie, a nurse, and Mnggio Ander
son, a servant, a pension equal to half
their present earnings. - '
All household servants or rour years
service, $600 each, of eight years serv
ice, $1200; 13 years' service 2000; oth
er servants received pensions and gifts.
"We are blessed with fine people up
on Skibo estate, 'the will states.
Other annuities were fixed as xonows:
To each nephew and niece, if married,
$10,000; unmurncd nephews, $:uuu.
To my dear sister-in-law ntena, wun
"To mv dear brother-in-law Merry,
anrt nis wire, Mrs. nuiuiau, v,yv.
"To my cousins, Mrs. Maggie imuaer,
Mrs. Anna Lauder and Mrs. George, all
of Dunfermline, each $5000.
To Alexander King or his wifo suc-
Walter Damrosch, of the New York
tivmnhnnv orchestra. $5000,
'mktit others received annuities of
$5000 to $10,000.
wo pay him what was due.
"He didn't want it. -wnat is we
use,' he replied,, 'More' money ia simply
more taxes and more ftoublo. Nover
mind, the interest.' ' Similar lack of !n
tenist is pushing developments is notice
able among most of tho big interests."
The crisis WiU bo a good tonic for tho
country in that it will be a show-down
and .will end agitatiou, say the bankers,
who feci that the decision will be along
tho lines of "tho democracy and free
dom for which our forefathers fought,"
as one man put it. - 7
Wall stroet is prepared for tho crisis
when it eomes, and will be "nimblo,"
to use the terms of finance. Tho bank
ers savhe pcoplo of the country will
be hardest hit, especially investors, it a
drop in stocks comes. Wall stroet will
not bo especially hard hit, according tu
predictions, since it does not hold the
majority of tho securities, contrary to
tho popular idea.
Tho bankers point out that the pub
lie 's idea of Wall street is a small group
of banks which own practically all of
the securities In the country, According
to financiers, Wall street owns very few
securities, and is merely an exchange
for tho savings banks of tho country.
Either the savings banks or small prt
vato investors own by far the lurger
part of American securities. The Penn
sylvania railroad, with its one hundred
thousand stoekholders and the Santa Fe
with .its forty thousand owners, as well
as many other large corporations, are
cited as examples.
Master Butchers To Aid In
Fixing Fair Meat Prices
New York1, Aug. 28. The master
butchers' association of Now York, it
became known today, will cooperate
with federal food officials in estab
lishing fair meat prices.
Through an agreement reaeneu witn
Federal, Food Administrator Arthur
Williams, the butchers, beginning Sep
ember 1, will publish a semi-wceaiy
ist showing prices they pay to the
wholesaler, their retail prices and the
margin of profit they will retain
Effort To Be Made To Get
i Chief Executive To T&;'
. Washington, Aug. 28. President Wil
son will eavry his fight for adoption o
the peace treaty and tho league af a
tiona covenant directly to the people be
ginning next Wednesday. '' , j
On that day, It was announced &t tna
White, House today the preside will -leave
Washington and- that following
night his first speech of the tiro near -,
or more will be delivered at Columbu,
Ohio. From Columbus he will go to .In
dianapolis and on west, reaching thm
Pacific coast in mid-September, --' v :
Immediately following announcement
of the beginning of the tour, liisj ana- ;
torlrJ opponents began plant for speak
ers to follow the president, to present
the opposition side of tho treaty. ,
In addition to the speeches by sena
tors who may go ou. toinv there, will Ja
dally senate speeches on the treaty,
which it is hoped, Will be out of the for
eign relations committee's hands and
before the senate at about the time tho
president leaves Washington, ,, '
The president will thus be cariying oa
a long distance debute with his oppo
nents. - '., -
Tho argumants' that tho, jiresident ia
expected to carry tti the eonatry hava
already been mode lu addresses to tho -'
senate at'C in his conference witn the)
foreign telations committee at tka
White House. v t t
Tho president on those occasions told
the senators there is no need, in hia
opinion for' reservations and iinenoV
meats to safeguard the MonToo duetna
and the control over domestic question
.The Shantung settlement, u which
the Pacific coast is Said to be particu
larly interested, the prcsidont has stated
Is the best that eould bo gottca at t&w
peace conference. He is expected t
tell the people that China's rights era
safeguarded by the league of nations.
Amendments and reservations, the
president is expected to say, would ope
the door to Germany to propose hex
(Continued on page three)
Next t' arguin ' -vrith a shoe dealer,
th' most hopeless thin' we know of is
auarreliu' with fate. Some fellers arc
like a hen. fer ther alius gittin' credit
fer somethin' they could n't git out 0'
doin. " -
Mexican Bandits Kill And
Capture 150 Carranzistas
Laredo. Texas, Aug. 28. Mexican
bandits derailed a Oarranza troop train
carrying 150 men, machine guns, artil
lerr and provisions, in the state ol
fhinnm. near Esoinal Ie Morelos, ear
ly this week and killed or made pris-
oner nil the rcnerais, accurmnK w
vices received in Xuevo Laredo today.
Mnr than 200 men were in the at
tacking 'artv. It is not known to what
faction the bandits Deiongea.
flncludcd lin the prinvert was
nnlnm.l in the. federal army. A quanti
ty of artillery was also captured. The
attack came as a complete surprise in
tho lonelv mountainous region, accora-
ing to the report.1
Colonel House Declares
Rumored Break Between 1
He And Wilson Is False
London. Aug. 2S. With regard to a
report 'that a break had occurred in
his relations with President Wilson,
Colonel K M. House today authorized
the United Press to quote him as follows:
'.So far as I know there is no truth-
in tho report. If there ha been any.
change in the relations between the
president and myself 1 am not awsra
i'oloncl House nointcd out that the
president had appointed him to serve
on the allied mandate commissio
which will meet here next year.
It was learned that Colonel Hnusa
declined to to to Paris to sign the Aiis
trian treaty because he was not cer
tain whether he would be free to
when the treaty was ready and n
I - L. ... Jn.!.A 4n aim, thft
1-IH'rmiim IIW till, IH'l m.ntc .v
document. ; . "
Labor Federation Officials
Delve Into Railroad Problem
and Demands of Steel Workers
Washington, Aug. 28. The entire rail
mad nrnbleiu was before the executive
council of the American Federation of
Labor this afternoon.
Resuming its session out of which a
definite policy for the future was fram
ed, the council met with Glenn E. Plumb
framer or tbe PlumD plan, auu repre
sentatives of tho four brothorhoods and
ten other aff iliutcd railway organiza
tion. 1 , ' ' , ' '
President Stono represented the engi
ners and President Sliea the firemen.
The demands of the shopmen were to be
The committee representing the steel
workers today made public a litter r
plying to Judge Gary of the steel cor
poration, stating that the only way they
can prove their authority whieli Gary
quest ionel is to put their vote into ef
"We sincerely hope you will not force
a strike t0 prove this point," the letter
The letter wus mr.de publie following
the committee's appearuheo before Use
executive council of the A. F. of L.
The letter said the conditions of em
ployment, homo life and misery in the
hovels of steel, workers are bcyoiid de
scription. (Continued on page five) .
congress to act on the resolutions now