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SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 1919.
ON JOB TODAY
Return n Bay District Of
Strike i. Ies And Traf
STEAM TRAIK MAKE
FIRST BREAK IN SOUTH
Score Of Engineers And Con
ductors At los Angeles
Quit Strikers Ranks.
III Oil SPRUCE
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 29 Engineers
of the steam roads of Southern Califor
nia will respond to the orders of their
chief executive and will be ready to
work some time today in the belief of
M. E. Montgomery, assistant grand chief
of the Brotherhood of .Locomotive Engi
neers. " .
"I am hopeful they will return to
work," said Montgomery. . .
Montgomery continued his efforts to
persuade the men to return by ad
dressing a meeting of engineers early
today, urging them to fulfill their con
tracts with the government controlled
roads. .. . .
By L. O. Martin ' '.
"(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Aug. 29. The senate
foreign relations - committee 'today
amended the peace treaty to provide
that the United States shall have as
many votes in the league of nations as
sembly as the British empire; Under
the covenant in its present form the
British ompiro has six votes in the as
sembly while the United StateB has. but
one. ;-'-'.-- '
President Wilson today sent to the
senate the treaty with Poland signed
in Paris the day the German treaty was
lie also sent a protocol to the Herman
treaty relating to occupation by the al
lied forces of the Ehine province. The
information was asked for somo days
ago by the foreign relations committee,
but the president iutransmitting it sent
it to Vice-President Marshall and did
not indicate that it was in reply 'to the
The two documents, President Wilson
pointed out, are related to the German
treaty, "and I am glad, "ho said, "to
lay them before the senate now in order
that they may bo considered if possible
in connection with that treaty and tvlso
in order that they may serve to throw
further light upon the treaty iseif."
GOVERNMENT TO ASK
APPEAL ON OIL CASE
General Arrives Unexpectedly
In Portland To Answer
RECORD DECLARED CLEAN
AS "NEW WASHED DISH;
Ryan Defended As Man Too
Big, Patriotic, Honest ror
S.an Francisco, Aug. .29. Sau.. Fran
cisco yardmen returned to work at 8 a-,
in. today,' clearing .thee bay district of
railroad strike troubles. Although rail
road men at Los Angeles continued to
strike in sympathy with the Pacific
Electric strikers the prediction was
heard that they would end the strike be
fore nightfall. . . v 1
It . was ..believed, the 'ultimatum ol
Rail Director Hines and of the brother
hood chiefs naming Saturday as the
time when tho government, aided by the
brotherhoods, would operate the tram,
would havo the desired results.
The first break came at Los Angeles
late yesterday when half a score engi
neers - and conductors of the Santu Fa
reported for duty.
The striko Is 8 inovs in sympathy with
Pacific Electric employes. The I'. K. Is
not under government control and the
strikers assert its employes have not
been accorded as fair treatment as those
on roads run by the government.
The quick termination of the striko in
this section saved a big corp of perish
able fruits. The embargo placed by the
Southern Pacific over this territory has
been gradually lifted until now freight
is being accepted for territory half way
down the San Joaquin valley towards
Fresno railroad employes were ex
pected today to follow the local lead
and end the strike.
Employes here who in a mass meeting
decided to wire Washington n request
that the P. E. be taken over, have re
ceived no reply to their telegram.
' BRITISH BARGE DESTROYED
i i-JLDIEBS TO TESTIFY "
Portland, Or., Aug. 29. .Sec
rotary of War Baker wired the"
congressional probers of the
spruce production expenditures
this afternoon that soldiers de
siring -to testify at the Port-,
bind hearings will be given full
Chairman Frear " announced
that returned, soldiers had in
formed him they had startling
revelations to make if promis
Hood Kiver, . Or., Aug. 29. ...
On Wednesday, September 17,. ;
the Hood .River county Pioneer ,
society at its annual reunion.
will observe CradlebaugU. and
Glacior day in respect to the
memory of J. H. Cradlebaugh,
first editor of the Hood Bivcr
. Glacier, the fruit valley's pio-
neer newspaper. George T. Pra-
ther, Summit orchardist, who
established tho Glacier as pub-,
lisher, later selling it to Mr.,
t'radlebaugh, will read a paper
entitled" How the Glacier caine
to bo founded.";,
IPoems of Mr. Cradlebaugh,
who for many years before his
death had 'been on the staff of
the Salem Capitol Journal, will
bo rend at the peeting.
Labor Problems Thought To
Be Probable Topic For
To Ballot On
Archangel, Aug. 28. Twenty men
were killed and forty are missing,, it was
reported today, as a result of the explo
sion of an ammunition barge which de
stroyed the British monitor Glow Worm.
Rehearing Of Suits Against
Southern Pacific Railway
Will Be Sought.
Loa Angeles, Cal.;-Aug, 29.-
Press-l-Counsel for- the government in.
dicated today At .would -seek an Appeal
from the decision last night of Judge
Bledsoe, which dismissed tho six con
solidated suits of the government in
volving immense oil holdings of the
The governjnent alleged the Southern
Pacific obtained 102,000 acres of oil
bearing land in tho San Joaquin vulley
through fraud on affidavits alleging
them to be agricultural. The lands are
valued at $481,000,000. "
Judge Bledsoe held that the govern
ment failed to sustain the fraud charge.
Ho cited the following points: '
The government surveyor had return
ed the lauds as non-mineral bearing.;
For several years the Southern Pacific
isold the lands at prices ranging from
$2.50 to fa an acre. ..
The big suit was begun eight years
ago. For some year the Southern Paci
fic produced 10,000,000 barrel of oil un-
nnally from the land involved.
Judge Bledsoe heard all the eviilcnei
in person, in hearings held at Sun Fran
cisco, New York, Washington, Los An
geles and Fresno. Sixteen thousand
pages of testimony were taken.
The government contended that the
Southern Pacific obtained patents on
the land as non-mineral bearing with
netual knowledge on the part of its offi
cers that, the land was rich in oil and
London "Wilson Pence" were the
Christian names n luckless Finchloy
baby had to stand for through being
born in peace year.
Knox Terms Treaty as "Truce
of Versailles;" Pact Spells
War,Not Peace Says Senator
Portland, Oiv, Aug. 29-. General
iBrice P. Disque, former commander of
the spruce production division and for
mer president of the spruce production
corporation, unexpectedly returned to.
Portland today to face his detractors
in Jho congressional spruce production
, ., , i investigation, which is now under way
Cnit.oU,in Portland. ' ' -
Bisque arrived here from New York,
where he i president of the G, . Anis-
nic k company, an exporting ana im
porting qoneern.IIO' immediately call
ded upon Congressman James A. Frear,
chairman ot the congressional sUD-com-
mittee, for opportunity to be heard.:
In a lormnl loiter he saw:
"I have come across the continent
for the .purpose of assisting your com
mittee to arrive at the facts concern
ing spruce production while you are
here in the northwest. -where the sub
ject ha J become one of public interest
and where 1 reel that my, evidence is
necessary in order to prevent a misun
derstanding in the public mind of onr
operations. ' ,' ',,,
General UMsque declared unqualified
ly in a personal statement that "there
was not a cent of graft in the adminis
tration of the spruce production divis
ion and corporation. Its record is as
clean as a new washed dish.!'
'Disoue declared that he can prove
the spruce production enterprise to be
free of reproach, and that tno inter
ests of the government and her allies
were the first and only consideration
in the entire operation from John U.
Kvan. director of airplane division
"John I). Rryan will be shown to be
a man too big, patriotic and honest to
have been engaged in any of the pct
tv crookedness insinuated," said
.Disquc. " He is as ciean a man as they
"It was a heartbreaking thing to
stay on this side," he declared, "and
I only accepted the assignment when
shown that.it was my auiy.
That $5,000,000 was squandered, mis
applied and converted to the use of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad
company, in the construction of the
SiemsCarey-Kerbaugh spruce road
thoueh the Olympia poninsula is tho
official finding of the committee.
POLICE SEED M
VETERAN FOR MURDER
. '' ... i- . - . V" '. '
Soldier Kills Bartender Vrith
Razor And Makes Clean
San Francisco, Aug. 29. United
States army men united with .police
this afternoon in a search for Sergeant
Arthur T. Ford w)io is wanted in con
nection with the murder early today of
Otto Wunderlishj1 bartender in The
States cafe. ,' '.' - " -'!' '
Ford, a member of company E, 18-th
infantry, has lost an arm in overseas
service. He has overstayed his leave
fronf Lettcrman hospital. Those who
found Wunderlish dying said he told
thciu a ."one armed soldier'" 'killed hint
Thcv saw the soldier leaving the Hills
dale hotel, where Wunderlish was fa-
tnllv cut. ' -1
Wunderlish 's death resulted from
hemorrhage, according to the coroner's
autopsy. Hia 'body was streaked with
a long" ddeft nt1(nf cJd with his- Own
HIKES' ORDER TO RAIL
STRIKERS SHOWS STAND
President To Be Asked To In
tervene In Deadlock In
Washington, Aug. 29. It was learn
ed that tho railway shopmen's executive
committee had sent to all loeal unions
new instructions-regarding their' vote
ana astcea tnai ail voting do oeierrca
until the new instructions Had been re
ceived. . .-.' :' '
In the telegram the committee advised
that i n order for a striko on September
2 was officially rescinded. It w& ex-
plaited today that any balloting already I
none wouia nave to do anno over.
Th telegraphic appeal laid .special
emphasis on President Wilson's efforts
in behalf of tne sohpmen.
Hildreth Refuses $300,000
For Three-Year-u.a Hcrse
. Washington, Aug. 29.--Samuel
Goinpera, president of the American
Federation of Labor, accompanied
by members of the executive coun
cil, went into conference with Fres
ident Wilson at 3 p. m, today.
. Gompers retailed ia conference
with the president 46 minutes.
"I nave nothing to say," said
. Gonipers, as he left "See the
.'president"'..;:;': ,,',',. . ,
New York, Aug. 29. Samuel C. Hii
dreth announced today that he had 're
fused an offer of f300,000 for his three-
year-old horse, Purchase. It is said to
bo the largest pf fer that was ever made
for, a race hor.so la the United States.
Most Of Speeches On Trip To
Be Made In States Oppos
;;"' ing Leagse. -' i
ADDRESSES SLATED FOU
THIRTY IMGER C1TL1S
s n' w" ". : 'V '-'V'-'
Will ftesd Day And Eciare
Evening Of Septcr.bsr 14
razor. The cut' scveied. his throat an'd
proceeded downward across ' hU . left
breast and under tho left arm. Another
cut was'under the right arm. A third
gash was on the outside of the right
arm. - . .. i
There was every evidence of a strug
gle. Wunderlish died in the emergency
hospital. .. '
The soldier calmly walked f torn the i
Hillsdulo hotel after killing Wunderlish
and disappeared. "The police, however,
arc confident they know aim and mat
thoy will find him .soon. -"I
have had a quarrel with this fei-
low, but he is- too handy, with a bottlo.
I'm going up now to get mm." ,ne sol
dier is said to have remarked before he
went tp Wunderlish 'a room.
Wunderlish Was killed with his own
razor. S. J. O'Brien, night clerk, who
heard his crv, ran to his room to find
liini in the hull clastiiiis his breast. H
staggered and fell at O'Brien's
feet. . '
Ri.fnm he fell. Wunderlish said: "I
want my mother to have all my things,
and added "I met him in the park."
He was dresRed in his pajamas.
Wunderlish and the soldier entered
the hotel at 1 a. m. Wunderlish remark
ed the soldier was his friend, and they
At about 3 o'clock the soldier left the
ItUUM. lie IB ntxtw .
quoted remark ' in a restaurant. Me
. By Fred 8. Ferguson
Washington, Aug, 29. bumuel Coin-
pers, president of the American Fedora
tion of Labor,' today asked for un ap
poiiitmont with President Wilson, it was
Gompers' requested for a conference
was granted and ho will see the presi
dent this afternoon.
In absence of any announcement, it
was assumed that Gompers wished to go
over the whole present labuv situation
with the president. . . '''.;,; '.':. i
It was tegardod-as probable thai Goin
pofs nright-ask. the president to appeal
to heads-of the stool, Bol'poration to
meet -the -eoinniitte representing its or
ganized employes. Judge Elbort Gary,
steel corporation head, has refused to
jieet this committee so far. " ''
Director General Hines' telegram last
night to coast railway administration of
ficials and brotherhoods, giving tomor
row as the date to end the strike volun
tarily, clearly showed tho government,
is ready to invoke the law and take c-
tremo measures to prevent strikes on the
railroads, leaders here said. .
Director General Hines' tciogram was
sent to the Pacific coast, not .only with
the approval of President. Wilson, but
with the approval pf Warren S. Stone,
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
The strong measures threatened by
the government thorcfor have the un
ions forces back of them and the broth
erhoods luid previously threatened the
coast strikers - with suspension unless
they returned to work.
Ono big homespun stationary engi
neer,' while voicing the viewpoint of
the leaders in the hope and expectation
that the program of moderation will
carry,' ald voiced the viewpoint of the
. "They stood by the president during
the wo"?,"" he' said, "and want to con
tinue to stand by him. I think they win.
Washington, Aug. 29 -(United Press
The itinerary of President Wilson"
tour on behalf of the peaco treaty an
league covenant officially given out to
day, calls for visits in thirty cities, i
twenty states.: '.: '..'.-'.v,, ."! .'.;':'.'.'.
- The Touto to lje followed 'HI cever
approximately 10,000 toilos' and tho ttif
will last 27 days. ' J;'""v
, The president will Tcavo Washingtoa
tho evening of next' Wednesday and r
tui'M at 1 la. in., September 30. He will
. . j. r- mi.. 1
1 g? . 1 ' A I go west as mi us ivuiisas ivjr,
rareniS UI ACCOEUmCe Ua 1 to Nebraska, the Dakotas,
. - . - -. .-' 1 a '
BURT BTED Of
Hand To Fight For Free
dom Of Young Son. '
han Luis Obispo, Cal:, Aug. 29. Sotn
Burt, 22, was convicted of first degree
murder early today, following trial on
charge of murdoring David Morehouse,
night watchman at Paso Monies. . The
jury recommended life imprisonment,.
The youth admitted, in-a confession
thd-t he shoti.the officer when More-
honse, interfered' while he and Hugh
Moorei 19-year-old Rogue Kiver; Or.'; boy
wero robbing a store. Tho defense
sought to prove that Biirt is tlie victim
of heriditary insanity. " ' "
In his confosslon, mado before his
and Montana and then into the Pacific
coast. , --. , . . .. ' ".
He will then swing down the coast to
Sun Diego, turn north'" to' Kono an
across , to uenvcr, , roturning iiironRa
Kansas and Oklahoma. Tho itinerary
reveals how the president has planned
his journey to carry the fight into tho
territory. of the bltorest enemies of tho
treaty and the league. ' ' ;
He will confiui , his speeches to tho
west and middle west, in whien section
comes some of the strongest opposition.
He will-open his attack in-Ohio, Sena
tor Harding's homo state.. oBth Sena
tors New and .Watson of Indiana are
opposed to the president's peaoe plan.
He will trvto arouse their constituents!
, at Indianapolis. ' .' .
By invading California ana lanno, ins
trial. Burt dcclnred that he had been
involved in scores of automobile thefts president will aim blows at -two of hi
throughout California and southern Ore- bitterest enemies on the trcaty-r-Senm-
gon. j tors Johnsoi and Borah.
Trial of -Moore, as Burt's accomplice In Washington the president will
is to start Monday. ..The parents of the speak at Tacotna, Spokane and Seattle-.
Oregon youth are here to fight i'or their ' Senator roindexter, Washington, wants
son, declaring ho is the .victim of bad the treaty rejected. ...
company) and that until he mot Burt in Reed of Missouri, in whose state two)
Mcdford and ran away with hun to Can- addresses will bo made, is a aemocrauo
foinia, he never showed crlmin.r.l In- opponent of the treaty. - '.
stincts. A number of affidavits from The president is planning to speak is
Jackson county men of prominonco will , the Mormon tabernalo at Salt Lako
be prosented by tho defense.
But, in his confession, dcclnred that
he alone was responsible for the death
then returned to the hotel going to Wun-J r
derlish 's room. I -
S ,T1 ..1 ....... n.nnmnDiiiaH liV I" 11 K w
KJ OIUT-I WUB tiv.wu..B,..t .t
Walsh when he ran to investigate the
outcry. They passed the soldier on the
(Continued on page two)
"London JOomplailiiiag that soldieTS
billeted on him had otolen his gram
nnhone a Welsh householder was ask-
istration at Seattle, and will open hear
ings here this afternoon, forwarded its
initial reportHo Secretary of War Baker
last night, in which it urged:
"Those directly responsible for ex-
Washington, Aug. 29 The treaty now have no objections to its being so, but I cessive expenditures, used to advance
f.c.al finding or tne committee - the only thing he had
The committee, which just completed " , OTnmn.
- . ,lmi XOST. CI1, "... ' 1
an extensive prooe 01 me uprucr uu.nn.- ,
cost fifty five dollars.'
beore the senate is merely the "truce 'see no reason why we, who do not par
of Versailles," not a treaty of lasting! take in its, spoils should become parties
peace: it does not spell peace, but war, to its harshness and ernclty. I see no
-war more woeful and devastiitc then
the one ju,t closed; it "lays the founda
tion for centuries of blood letting."
This characterization of the pending
treaty was presented to the semvte to
day by Senator Knox, Pennsylvania, in
a speech in which he stated that "the
more I consider this treaty, the more I
am convinced that the only safe way
for ns to deal with it is to decline to be
a party to it at ell. "
As the facts concerning tho treaty be
came apparent to the American people,
Knox said, "they may now hope to see
reason why we should be parlies to im-
lnrge .business interests, should be held
to a strict legal responsibility.
The report asserts that the Siems
Carey-Kerbaugh road was undoubtedly
posing upon Germany a treaty' whose 'built at government expense for the ul
terms, our negotiators say, she will not
be able to meet ; that robs onr ancient
friend China; that lays the foundation
for centuries of blood-letting into which
we should not be drawn; that with omi
nous words presages our involvment in
the eruptions of suppressed votcantc
CommfjSiting on the finnl section of
the treaty, dealing with labor, Knox de
clared thnt "it will never be enforzed
as drawn and perhaps was never intend-
the whole of the great gaunt tragedy ' cd to be enforced as drawn, but merely
into which those whom they had charged ! to be a sop, thronn to labor, or if en
with proteetHg them were about to be
tray them. ' '
Analyzing the treaty . provisions,
Knox declared it is so harsh on Ger
many that it " will kill the golden egg,"
of reparation's, upon which the nllied na
tions have ronnted so much.
"It is a hard and erael peace that!
this treaty stipulate," said Kuox. "I
forced as written and in the spirit Its
provisions seem to carry, it will wreck
"It compels the class antagonism be
tween capital and labor which wisdom
requires that we lessen, not increase, if
wo are to remtain a free people, and
(Continued on page two)
REPORT OH MOONEY
PROBE IS REFUSED
Secretary Wilson Declines To
Tell House Of Department
Steamers Damaged In Clash
Off New York Early Today
Now York, Aug. 29. (Uitcd Press.)
The Munaires, a 3750 ton freighter of
the Muuson Steamship Lines, was badly
damaged in a collision early today with
the British freighter Hortcnsius in tho
Ambrose channel. Tho Munaires wk
reported safely anchored ut Hod Hook
Plats at 5:20 a. m., where she was able
to proceed under her own steam. No
lives wero lost.
City. Senator Smooth, ' Vtan, recently
cited Mormon revelations, against th
The president's determination to de
vote so great a share of his time to tho
racifie const is partly because of tho
strong opposition from there to tho
Shantung settlement, it is said by tdV
ministration senators. It is improbable
tho president will make mnny open air
speeches from trie piuuorm 0r ni num.
Washington, Aun. 29, The official
itinerary for President Wilson's tonr
today was announced as follows:
: Thursday morning, September 4 .Co
lumbus, Ohio, f
(Continued on pnjre three)
timate use of the Milwaukee line.
Tho report, which is the first official
finding of the spruce adiuini.strr.tlon
probers, was signed by Chairman James
Frear and Representative W. W. Magee.
Congressman Clarence T. Lea of Cali
fornia, democrat, did not affix his sig
"It appears that the line as built was
not to carry spruce logs, but as an ex
tension of the Milwaukee rail toad for
cqjumercial purposes," the congressional
report declares. .
"The Milwaukee railroad officials
and Milwaukee engineers ' apparently
controlled the location and determina
tion of the road which has been built.
A Milwaukee engineer built the road.
Mr. Byan (John li. Ryan) then govern
ment director of aireraft and director of
the WHwauke li-ve, personally exam-
Wu-shiuaton. Aug. 29. Secretary of
Labor Wilson today refused to inform
the house of the activities tho otpitr--
meat of labor may at present be con-
ductinE in. the case of Thomas J. Moon-
ey, convicted of bomb throwing in t,
Sail Francisco preparedness purude.
The information Was asked in a reso
lution of Representative Blanton, Tex
as, recently passed by tho house.
It is not deemed compatible with pub
lic interest to make public the present
activities of the department that affect
the case of Thomas Mooney, Wilson
wrote Speaker Gillett.
The secretary also refused to reveal
the detailed activities in tho case No
vember 1, 1918, as requested by the reso
lution and refused to itemize the- expen
ditures of all the government agents and
investigators in the case.
The only statement of the secretary
shedding light on the information the
house desires, says:
The department of labor through its
Senate Foreign Relations
Committee Will Complete
Work on Treaty Wednesday
By L. O. Martin
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Aug. 29. Next Wednes
day, the day of President Wilson's de
parture on his tour for the league of na
tions, has been fixed as the probable
date for completing work on the treaty
in the sejiate foreign relations committee.
He publican leaders do not vish the
mittee took n0 action. On Thursday m
hearing took up the moruing and an
executive session in the afternoon tools
no action. It was deferred until Fri
"Howovcr," said Seaator Hitcheoen.
administration leader, "I am confident
that by next Wednesday or Thursday
the treaty will be ready to report."
Every speech the president makes will
be promptly answered on tho senate
t floor. Prospects are that little legisia-
the joint debate goes on. -
Normal Electric Service
Serves Pittsburg Agaa
(Continued on page eight)
"If a railroad boiler maker can
clerk keeps nressen ud
When drinkin' hair tonic, add a little. have developed cleuse that lead to the,
vinegar t' cut th' oil. . ' Mooney easo." '
president to be able to tell the country j tiye blinww wiu be transacted whita
t int th committee Is noiauitf up ma
treaty, for even though they would re
gard such a statement as unfair to them,
they fear, they said today, that it might
be believed in somo quarters. Th". re
publican position had that the president
and not they, has been responsible for
uny delav in the committee 's report.
Democrats, however, pointed to the
committee's record this week us1" proof
that republicans have not sincerely
tried to speed up their report
on his wages how does he think (immigration bureau is to deport alien I hearing at which
k keeps dressed up an' smilin' anarchists. It investigation in the case were presented.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 29. Normal
electric service was resumed o 5
'o'clock thiB morning, tho striking ear
' men having voted to accept the war la
bor board's award of a i increase of si
Monday tho committee held o cents an nour. ine mru ...
the claims ot tgypi to worn unucr firvw, -- "
of striking and will continue their fight
m l.... (h. i.n n mp iiri mp n lh i Tor nil uumiurmii .v...wv -
were adopted. Oa Wednesday tne com- an hour.