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FORTY- SECOND YEAR NO. 209 EIGHT PAGES.
Speech at Columbus
President Says League Only
Can Prevent Future Wars
For World Conquest
N K? Husrh Baillie
(UniteuV-" taff Correspondent)
i Memorial Hall, W jjis, Ohio, Sept., 4.---A new ef
fort at conquest will be rhude by some nation, as soon as
the last war is recovered from, unless the peace treaty, in
cluding the league of nations, is ratified by the United i
States, President Wilson told
day, in the first speech of his
' The league or nations is the onry ,
safeguard against more wars," he as
1 serted. V-'(
Furthermore, he said, the league
must 'be ratified 'by this couutry to
make good the promise to the Ameri
can soldiers who were called to fight
to end all wars.
Without, the league, lie ' predicted,
peace will be brought into contempt.
"I'd rather have everybody on my
side than 'be armed to the teeth," he
said with regard to the league.
He said he Believed he knew the real
heortv-of the American people better
than the fet of the treaty knew it. - 1
The, treaty rectified ago long wrongs
in Europe, Wilson said,1 which has been
fertile, sources of wars for generations.
He went into detail with regard to
the racial and national lines in Europe
showing how they were altered to give
every pooplo it rightful territory.
The audience, which filled every
Ran. i;c.wl ...v :
lence, with occasional brief outbursts
Wilson apparently made no orator
ical effort, but explained the treaty
with painstaking detail, like a lecturer.
The treaty, he said,, is "shot through
with the American principle of letting
the people pick the government." This
lirought loud, cheers.
','The treaty contains among other
things a magna eharta of labor, a thing
unheard of until this interesting year of
He said that an international labor
conference would be held in Washington
next mouth, under this clause.
"And let me tell you," ho added
grimly, thrusting out Ms jaw, "that con
ference will meet next month no niattor
whether the treaty is ratified by that
time or not."
The discovery has been made in the
treaty, he said, that nations are com
posed of their peoples, not of eovern-
"There is not a si'tirle ivct of annexa-
tion in this treaty," he said explaining
the mandates under the league were for
protection and advancement of unde
veloped peoples. -Criminal
traffic is ended by the troa-
(Continued on page three)
WITNESS INFERS GRAFT
WON DISQUE FAT SALARY
Investigator Traces Connec
tions Of Amsinck Co., And
:T ' Road Builders.
Portland, Or., Sept. 4. Testifying
ibefore the congressional . sub-eommit-teet
which is probing the -spruce pro
duction 'division,' Guy George Gabriel
aon, of the accounting firm of Scud
der and Seudder, Xew York city, de
clared the American International cor
poration owns 100 per cent of the
stock of G. rtro-iin-iv company, of
which Krice P. Disqtie is prescient. v-
(Hibrielson, who is now serving as
investigator for the probing commit
tee, testified the American Interna
tional owns 30 per cent of the stock4
of the Sieius-Carey company. The lat
ter concern, with H. S. Kerbaugh,
ibuilt the spruce railroad in the Olym
The witness stated Difque's salary
with the AusinCK company is $30,00,0
''Cut out the political flapdoodle. "
"Quit making campaign literature
at the expense of the government."
the people of Columbus to
STONE DBS PACT
BE RATIFIED AT ONCE
Chief Of Locomotive Engin
eers Asks Immediate Ac-
tion By Senate. : '
j- Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 4, Immediate
ratification of the peace treaty, includ
ing the league of nations, by the United
States senate, was demanded by Warren
S. Stone, grand chief of tho Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, in an in
terview here today, - - - .
"I know of no one thing that will
tend to stabilize conditions today so
much, as settlement of this question
about the peace treaty and the league
of nations," said Stone.
"We will eventually ratify the peace
treaty, including the league of nations.
So, why not nowT
"Tho whole country is in n turmoil,
trurest is permeating tho land. The
United States senators should stop play
ing petty partisan politics and ratify
the treaty at Once.
"It's about time the American peo
ple snoko mi nnd told their mis-repre
sentatives in tho United States senate
how they feel about their behavior in re
gard to the 'peace treaty.
Although I am not of the same po
litical belief as President Wilson, I fecljDibbern a lump sum of $4000 for the
strongly with him in this matter. accidental death of her husband while
"Once the senate has done its plain worki fof the Qrant-Sniith-Portor
duty and ratified the treaty nnd the i , . . , ., j ., . .
league, it can turn its attention to the ipy.rd in Portland, the commrss.on
constructive legislation so greatly need-
Cd nt this time.
Anions Hi most imnortcnt.
tive needs to which the Benate should ,
devote its time is
measures to curb
the necessity for
"Shut down the poison gas fac
tory." - Those are some of the shots Con
gressman 'Clarence i. Lea fired at
Chairman James A. Frear during to
Waving his fists, Frear charged in
replv that Lea alone had tried to cov
er up facts. Lea replied he had beu
trving throughout the investigations to
get at the facts "despite the flap
doodle." PERSONALITIES ENTER INTO
FREAK'S CLASH WITH DISQTJE
Portland, Or., Sept. 4. -When Chair
man James A. Frear of the congress
ional subcommittee investigating the
spruce production division, rose half
way out of his chair nnd shook his
finger at Brigadier General Brice P.
dUque, retired, yesterday afternoon,
the. latter replied:
"You doa 't need to shake your fin
ger at me." .
"You can calm your tone," added
the witness quietly. "I want this
scene to go in the record. You are be
Frear a"Aed Iiso,ue if the G. Am-
(Continued on page two)
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1919.
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LINCOLN AND DOUGLAS
DEBATES RECALLED BY
By Fred S. Ferguson
(United J'ress Staff Correspondent)
'Washington,, Sept. ,4. The
most spectacular series of de
bates and the most far reaching
in possible consequences since
Lincoln and Douglas spoke from
tho same platform, opened today.-'
. ., ; ' -.
, With President Wilson in Co
lumbus, Ohio, to deliver tho first :
of . his speeches urging unro-.
served ratification of the peace
treaty, republican senators were
fairly sitting on the Washing
ton, end of telegraph wires,
awaiting his first, words, and
- prepared to deliver their coun-
ter attacks from capitol hill.
- vOnly a presidential campaign;
could demand the attention this
, debate is expected to attract
during the next three weeks.
And the- presidential campaign
of 1920 is not beyond the minds
of any of tho democrats and re
publicans, Meantime, the republicans are
keeping an interested oyo on the
: administration's efforts to lower
the cost et . living.
. Itffa appreciated, that by tho
time the: ' president returns! and
calls the "round table'.' confer-
'euce of oapital amd labor on bo
tober G, more than thirty, of the
"90 days truce the railway work-,
ers are expected to observe wiK
SUIT IS THROWN OUT
Judge Bingham Dismisses
Case Growing Out Of
When the state iudustrial accident
. commission awarded Mrs. Edna Blanche
knew v,,,e was B rslalt of Oregon, al-
luouji l nnaiu
was made on the
Wialn-'.ground that she was a non-resiuent ot
This in substance was the decision yes
terday of Judge George G. Bingham in
tho suit tried yesterday in which cn ac
tion was brought against the industrial
uccident commission to compel It to
bring suit against Mrs. Dibbern to re
cover the 4000. '
Judge Bingham, holds that Mrs. Dib
bern was a resident of the state and
thereby not entitled to receive legally
a lump sura but that she in no ways
acted with fraud and deceit in the mat
ter, and for this reason the suit to com
pel the commission to attempt to recover
the money from Mrs. Dibbern was dis
missed. As the matter now stands, Mrs. Dib
bern got tho money, and the state can-.-xit
recover. The law provides that in
such cases for residents of Oregon, the
s tu to shall pay a monthly allowance up
to a certain amount and in the case of
non rcsideuU, the amount shall be in a
lump sum. t
It is understood that the suit was
brought against the commission to re
cover the mo-y from the fact thr.t n
attorney claims to have had a contract
with Mrs. Dibbern to cet 40 per cent of
any money she might receive from the
state, l.'nder the decision just tendered,
the lawyer will be obliged now to take
his chances of getting his money
through a suit against Mrs. Dibbern in
AUSTRIA GIVEN MOBS TIME
- -- ' "
Paris, Sept. 4. The peace conference
todajr granted Austria an extension of
two days for her consideration of the
treaty. The Austrian delegates prob
ably will sigj the treaty September 12.
MmM top w ww i
ill. . - Ju
OF HIGH COSTS
National Association Market
Committee Appeals- To
INCREASE OF mLK
GRAZING LANDS PLEA
Enactment Of Legislation To
Control t!?at Industry
By Raymond Clapper
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, Sept. 4. Declaring' that
Uie steadily rising cost of living is a
''serious menace" members of the Am
erican National. Livestock association,
market committee today addressed n
letter to President Wilson outlining
tho plan of relief. '
Tho livestock men propose:
1 d'lacing 200,000,000 acres of pub
lic grazing land under federal control
to increase meat production., ;
a 'Prompt completion or tne depart-
mcnt of agriculture's survey covering!
tne cost or meat fproouetion rrom iarm
3 Enactment of legislation looking
to federal control of the meat indus
try, similar to that proposed in the
Kenyon and Kcndrick bills' now pend
ing. 1 .
The letter is signed by livestock
men including H. A. Jastro, L. Burke,
Uwight B. Heard and H. C. Wallace. -
All data in the hands -or the com
mittee is offered to tho president. ,
""We recognize , that the steadily
mounting cost of living is a most ser
ious menace to our national welfare
and largely the cause of industrial dis
content," tho letter states.
' As meat products constitute a large
percentage of this living cost, we of
fer for vour' consideration the follow
ing definite suggestions, for improve
ment: frompt action by congress provid
ing for a constructive plan for just
and thorough going federal control of
the packinp- industry which shall main
tain the efficiency of this greatest of
our national industries, 'but shall pre
vent in the future such misuse of the
(Continued on page two)
i Fight Over Oil Leasing
Bill Shifts To House
Washington, Hept. 4. The fight for
?thc oil leasing bill shifted to the houso
I today following its passage by the sen
ate Into yesterday without a record
Senator Smott and others interested
in the legislation today were trying to
vci. a. ueau.ocn oucn as ne nus Kmea
several similar bills passed by cithor the
UUU.-U ui nt-imie jh jkihi, sessions.
No matter what kind of a combination
you play in a self serve rostaurint tncselalr tat gnmo tune to
s times it alius come.t' fifty-five cent. 0f the sugar equalizing board today no
j Next t' a salaried man thcr hain't noth- tificd Senator Hitchcock, in response
I in' ns patient as a Colorado burro,
Railroad Shopmen Reject By
Overwhelming Vote Wilsonys
Washington, Sept. 4.The railroad shopmen have
voted overyhelmingly to reject President Wilson's pro
posal for a f our-cent-an-hour increase, but have also voted
to leave the matter of strike action in the hands of their
national officers. .
The vote, announced today by tne
railway department of the Araerlci.n
Federation of Labor, was taken in re
sponse to the letter sent out last week
pointing out to the men that something
define should be known of the results
of the fight on tho high cost of living
within ninety days and asking that mat
ters bo left with the national officers
during that time.
The vote was 345,000 to 25,000 to re
ject the four cent increase, it was an
nounced. . .- . .. a.
Champion Salesman Of
W. S. S. Arrested; Sells
$500 Worth To Desk Cop
- Spokane, Wash., Sept. 4.
f"eary" Wilkins, champion W,
; S. S. Bclcr, of Seattle, was ar-
J rested here at noon -today,
charged with blocking traffic.
He was soiling saving staps,
with the aid of a jazz band, in
the downtown district.
$ As he was being booked Wil-
kins sold the desk sergeant $500
worth of stamps. ; ; He was re-
. leased on his personal bona.
Roosevelt Estate Sued By
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 4. Alleging
that he was a "confidential correspond
ent ' ' of Colonel Boosevclt and that
Boosevelt held hi note for 300 at the
time of his death, but that the money
the note caHed for had never been sent
to him, Giles Otis Pcarco of Sawtelle to
day has a suit on file against Boose
velt 's heirs for 5374." , '
The sum represents the amount of the
note and damages for alleged sufferings
Pearcc alleges Boosevelt promised to
loan him the money and he sent his note,
but Roosevelt died before tho t300 was
AVIATOR FIRED UPON
OVtR AMERICAN SOIL
Plane Attacked By Mexicans
Never Across Border Is
Washington, Sept. 4. The American
i, v,--j. w. t no time over Mexican
territorr ftn official report forwarded
to the war department from Larodo,
Tp-rnii nflaerterl todav.
I The renort sent by
Dickman, commanding the southern de
partment, who received it from Colonel
Henderson at Laredo, declared that tho
plane got no nearer Mexico than the
river along the' border. The plane ww
flying at a height of about 000 feet
when Lieutenant Johnson noticed that
the Mexican town opposite the ranch
contained an unusual number of people.
When the aviators descended to 100 feet
above the river to observe the towns,
the plane was fired upon.
. Immediate and thorough investigation
will be made by the Mexican govern
ment of the firing by Mexican federal
soldiers on the American army airplane,
the state department announced todr.y.
The America! embassy at Mexico City
formally brought the incident to the at
tention" of the Mexican foreign office,
basing their action on a report of the
American consul at Nuevo Laredo tell
ing of the attack by Mexican soldiers on
the army plane.
Relief From Shortage Of
Sugar Not Yet In Sight
Wadiinztou. Sept. 4. There is lit
tle bopc of relieving the sugar short-
to a request for information
PRICE TWO CENTS
"There will be no immediate strike,"
said President M. F. Hyan of the shop
men's union. "We will give the gov
ernment a reasonable time in which to
show results in tho attempt to lower
living costs. .
The vote authorized the national of
ficers to use their discretion on the
matter of whether the government ts
making progress ia its efforts to redoes
Amil IS KILLED
by mm oiaiis
Yaqui Warriors Slay Truck
Driver And Four Carran
za Soldiers, Report.
Nogales, I Ariz., Sept. 4. (United
Press.) A. P. Hennessey, an American
of Kogales, Ariz., was killed yostordty
and four Orr&nza soldiers also wore
killed when XAguj,. Jnflia'ft attacked' a
truck Hennessey-was driving near San
Juiver, Sonora, according to word reach
ing hore this afternoon. .,.
Hennessoy was 21 years old and was
exceedingly popular in Nogales. '
Details of the attack are meager. : It
appears a band of Yaquis of consider
able size attacked Hencsscy ' truck and
a party of federal "troops came to his
A brief battle followed. Advices here
do not nhow whether there were any
Yaqui casualties. . . i
Owing to Hennessey 's popularity feel
ing here is running high.
Correl Case Confirmed.
Laredo, Texas, Sept. 4.-L-Chargc that
Carranza, soldiers were tho assassins of
John W. Correl, Amoricun ranchman
killed near Tampico, Mexico, several
weeks ago, were confirmed in special
dispatches from Tampico, to El Univer
sal of Mexico City.
Copies of the aiowspapers of Septem
ber 2, received hero today contained an
officials report of the arrest of General
Kamon Diaz, Lieutenants Buiz and
Fruncisco Gamboa, and Privates Bias,
Vidal and Juan Valverdo, all of the
Carranza army on charges of murder.
Tho report is from the Mexican de
partment of the interior. The men were
arrested nt Guaymas ranih, near Tampi
co, by Mexican secret service operatives
" planted " in the army. .
Sacramento, Cal. Blue ribbon pigs
were brought to
the state fair in
priced raisins came
! higher via airplane.
AMERICAN MORALE WON
WAR DECLARES DANIELS
Secretary Of War Praises Y
. M.C. A. For ran Taken
In Big Victory.
Valiejo, Cul., Sept. 4. (United Press)
Americui's great guns; drendimughts,
wircraft and other implements of war
fare, potent forces though they were In
the winning of the war were insignifi
cant as compared with another force
the morale of the army, navy and Amer
ican people,1 Secrotnry Daniels declured
today in an address at the laying of the
cornerstone of the now Y. M. C. A.
building here. ... .
He cited tho final results to show the
wisdom of the fight for inoralo ss welt
as physical fitness for the men in uni
form and eulogized tho Y. M, C. A. as
the first big organization to work for
this in the army and nnvy and as a per
sistent worker to elevate the old type of
arm ylifc without "thou shr.lt not" re
"It was not to be expected when the
zone order was put in operation nt Mare
Island and other stations where young
men were under training, it would be
v : m
. Oregon: Tonight and Friday
probably rain; moderate souther-
lv winds. if
ONSTBAINB AD IHTS
WANDS ITVJ CLJm
Tfad Table" LVJFcr
Discussion Of Eccczic
IS EDGES SUGGEST!
Pcindoxter Sccres t Lch
To See lessee.
Washington, Kept. 4.-residet Wil
son's calling of an industrial "round
table" conference in an effort to ad
iust present critical conditions wa giv
en the unanimous approval of the senate
and house labor committees in joint ses
sion today. The committo decided to
report to each house a resolution in
dorsing the president's plan, ;
Senator Edgo, New Jersoy, suggested
that congressmen be invited to the con
ference, but this , was not ineMed U
the resolution. The committee decided
not to suggest any names to the presi
dent as delegates to tho itonf crence.
Senator Poindeibr,' replying 16 eriH-
eism from a 8t.. Louis bttslaese man
the plan, today made publie a letter;
declaring that some, men of property
" are not even owaro ',' of the danger ef
revolution in the United State -
"One of the ontstanding features of
the present situation is tho utter apathy
and blindness of fliose Who are most in
terested, namely, the possessors of prop
erty, to the progaganda of revoluHoa
with which the country is Beething,"
Poindexter stated. His letter was ad
dressed to Edgar Gengenbaeh, Bt.
Louis, Mo., chamber of commerce.
1 "Your idea- of paying no attention to
it on tho part of tho federal govern
ment would be very delightful if it were
not for the fact that tho federal govera
mcut is the only agency able to cope
with this revolutionary 'movement,"
"Apparently it is necessary for
government to devise ways and means
for pioterting thoso who are not only
unable to protect, but who are not even
aware, judging from your letter, of the,
dnnger which confronts thorn." '
The chamber of commerce represent
ative had protested to Poi-dcxter that
tho federal government should let the
industrial situation alone nnd "not fur
ther increase the concentration of no
tion.". Ho favored local action by each
community. i ;
Dallas, Texas Times do change.
When two 14 year old boys hold np a
, rim .fnro messenizer last nignt inuj
I took $S nnd left a gallon of ice creum
''roundly roasted' by some in evory eon
munity affected ind not few
did 'not criticisze it, doubted its eifce
tiveness. But, us the war went on, the
doubters were converted and every fath
er or mother who had a boy in the serv
ice thunked God for a government that
threw every possible safeguard roimd
their boys who were freely risking their
lives for their eountry."
The Y. M. C. A., Daniels said, wa
first to realize that good influences
must be provided when evil influence
are forbidden. - '
"The work that the Y. M. C. A. haa
done in the world war Is monuineatcV1
he said. "I havo seen its value not
only with men of the navy, but along
the" trenches and in the camps in Fiance
and Italv. and also with the army of oe-
n.,r,,t',nn in flnl-manv T ftlH liat find
a place abroad where soldiers or saltof
fioqnented, no matter how small er re
mote, that I did not find Y. M. C. A.
men with open doors and cheer for onr
fighting men." .'-...-..
Daniels congratulated Valiejo on 1M
new Y. M. C. A. and urged the city t
make tho place cheerful and clean as a
temporary homo for sailors.-
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