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FULL LEASED WIRE
VALLEY NEWS SERVICE .
Oregon: Tonight and Wedaea
day fair; gentle westerly winds.
" For tka S4 nourt ending
'clock this morning: Maximum
temperature 74. minimum 53. 4s
No radnf all. Biver aero, falling.
FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 219.-TEN PAGTS,
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON-v TRAINS AM) w
stands nn conn
GULF STORM CLAIMS SCORES Or
i LIVES AND DOES GREAT DAMAGE
rts, 1 clayed by Crippledt
WireSl&)ice, Tell Story
of Swi Hoing Disaster
t Dallas; Texas, i S 16. Reports filtering in from
the five stricken coti ; s in the heart of Sunday's hurri
cane and tidal wave late today indicated the disaster may
be the worst in the iustory of the Texas coast since the
.Galveston storm of 1900.
Accurate estimate of the lotai dead
was impossible". ' .
A' long distance telephone message
from Corpus Christ! this afternoon said
that not more than 100 were drowned in
that district, which ig the most thickly
populated of the stricken area.
It was generally believed the estimate
of ; Brigadier General J. ? F. Wolterg of
the Texas National Guard, made in a
telegram to Governor Hobby 'at AutiHn",
' was basod on unreliable information.
General Woltcrs said at least one thou
sand were dead. "
Carefully checked reports to the Uni
ted Press from Corpus, Christi, Sinton
and nearby towns indicated seventy
eight bodies have been recovered and
that the probnble death toll is around
The section of the coast where the
storm struck hardest is sparcely popu
lated, with the exception of the imme
diate vicinity of Corpus C'hristi.
Houston, Texas, Sept. 16. Details of
Sunday 's tropical storm; reaching here
today over crippled wires, unfolded a
striry of .the loss of scores of lives and
niillionsf dollar worth of property.
vol ijub . viu laii auir rwnut. wan win
hardest hit by Wave and wind. . Reports
regarding the -number of dead Www
varied from 20 jo sBO... (seventy booies
have been recovered, according to a
message from the mayor of Sintonj in
which an appeal for aid was -made.
Preparations were made to rush lood
supplies, medical aid and other assist
. a nee to the sufferers. Bed Cross head
quarters in St.., Louis will direct tlic re
lief work for that bodv.
A relief train carrying physicians,
nurses and food sumilics. outfitted bv
. Galveston and Houston, left here today
for Sinton. From there the party will
be forced to proccd to the flooded i.rea
in automobiles -and wagons.
Messages reaching Sinton from Corpus
Christi said the town of Port Aransas
has been demolished and fcrckuoi I and
Aransas Pass severely damaged.
; - One report, ntirely unconfirmed,' was
that fifty bodies have been recovered
near Robstown, Texas, and tlt'u five
hundred persons are missing.
Citizens of Corpus Christi sent Dr.
W. P. Rhinehardt to VanAllen, the near
est flooded point which maintained com
munication with the outside world, to
appeal for assistance. It was no; iiirtil
he reached VanAllen that officials here
realized the severe damage the btorm
,' caused. .'"' '
Dr. Rhinehardt stated that more than
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PACT MEANS BRITISH
WORLD SAYS JOHNSON
l ft m p j-
California Senator lakeS nffhl
On League Into Iowa;
Dna Moines. Iowa. Sent. 16. Kntifi-
cation of the league of nations cove -
nant may mean establishment of a
British world, according to Senator
Hiram Johnson. Tla? seuator, after
siMMikina- in Dea Moines list niiiht
from the same platform on which Pres
ident .Wilson argued for the league,
was to resume the executive s trail at
Sioux City, S. D.. today.
A crowd of 8000 teard Johnson. The
prolonged cheers which have greeted
him before were silenced in tears last
night. The senator solemnly talked -of
the mothers who have appea'.ed to him
to help bring soldiers back from Si
beria. Johnson's theme was bolshevism,
which the president here urged should
be cured by the covenant.
"Bolshevism is bred in the hearts
of women whose sons went to fight
Germany and who have been shot down
in Siberia," Johnson said.
"When men in power violate the
constitution thev btvome breeders of .
bolshevism," he continued, asserting! "ur -"""1'.' ' """.""T
that the purposes of the military ac- President Wilson while in Portland yas
tivity in Russia were unknown. terday. failed to execute its mi.sion. Tne
Senator Borah, who was scheduled 'president refused to give an audience.
.a.ir vjili .Tnhnann vn reeiill ! White in Portland vesterdar after
ed to Washington by Senator Lodge
to aid in the fight on the face treaty,
By Relief Train
Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 16. Rail
way connection .with Brownsville was
established this afternoon and supplies
were brought in to people rendered
homeless by Sunday's gulf storm here.
Seventeen bodies have been recovered
from the bay here, according to the
city fire chief.
All buildings on the north shore
wore demolished with the exception of
a sanitarium and a hotel. .
Military and city authorities wci co
operating to care for the people.
LODGE HAKES REPLY
Change In Opinion Has No
Bearing Upon Situation
Washington, Sept. 1(5. Senator Lccige
today : replied to President WiUou 's
charge at Portland, Or., that Lodge, is
inconsistent in his opposition to the
league or nations. -.
The president quoted from a speech
by Lodge at Union Colicgc in 1916 to
show that Lodge had then favored a
"The mere fact thnt a man changes
his -mind has no bearing on the merits
of a case," said Lodge. "If we are
looking for inconsistencies they can be
found in the greatest men."
He then quoted from President Wil
son's pre-war speeches in which Wilson
urged American neutrality to show that
the president himself had been incon
sistent with respect to participation in
the war. ,
. "1 do not criticize the president be
cause he was inconsistent," said Lodge.
"But he was inconsistent."
Lodge said' that the.peech to which
the president referred representea the
views hold in common with Theodore
Rfiosevelt at that time, that there should
be some league of nations backed by
force to preserve world peace.
Calif omians Ask Liggett
Ra Mania Timaral Fnr liffl
.i uvumi a vi utiv
San Francisco, Sept. 16. Bequest that
T-tAiitptinn-h Oftiiprnl TTimtor TAtrtrt'tt ha
made a Renoral f0P hfe wlU be niaJo t0
pregident Wilson tomorrow on behalf
of the citt of San Francisco by a com
- . a t"! ti ; i
mittee named by Mayor Rolph. Liggett,
who was second to GewtVl Pershing in
France, is scheduled to become a major
general m the coming army reorganiza-
'tion. He is commander of the western
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FITM IfOUldll lUUVIUCU A
Jointist Faces Jail Term
Spokane. Wash., Sept. 16. Tlic first
woman convicted here as a jointist un
der the prohibition law faces a jail
term. "' -n
She is Mrs.'Albina Mussalo, a lodging
house keeper. A "half and half" jury
of six men and six women found her
guilty. " ;
President Refuses To See
Portland Labor Committee
Portland, Or., Sept. .16. The commit
tee of five which was appointed by the
1 1 . i . t i :i . ; i :
noon the president attended to iodic of
'.the nation's business.
TOLL OF THE GULF STORM
Corpus Christi From 15 to ,
120 persons reported drowned.
Mere than 00 in hospitals from i
injuries and exposure; 3000
homeless. Property damage in
Corpus Christi district ostimatod
at $3,000,000; fifty persons miss
. Arkansas Pass One drowned,
several missing. Heavy proper
ty damage. - i
Rockport Heavy proper ,
damage. , Several persons.! re
ported, missing. '
i Port" Aransas Town reported
almost completel-r destroyed
when Mustang Island inundated
by tidal wave. ?
' Brownsville--Hea vy property
Galveston Normal life re
sumed - today. Some property
damage. . Sea wall saved city.
Portland Twenty-three bod
ies reported recovered. ?
Port .Arthur Some property
. Sinton Three bodies reported
recovered on coast south of
town. Wire lines are down -iuta
nearly all the devastated area.
San Francisco Labor Will
Insist On Seeing Wilson
Sarf Francisco, Sept. 16. Supervisor
Andrew Gallagher, chairman of the
Irish labor committee, receivod; a tole
gram rom President Wilson today stat
ing he would see no more labor, delega
tions. Gallagher had wired reqnesting
an audience, in .'the name ot San Fran
cisco labor. . ' :
-"We sbalMnaist on seeing tho presi
dent," Gallagher said. "Labor. is en
titled to an audience with the president
on any matter It considers Important."
DIES THIS MORNING
Former State Official And
Prominent Salem Citizen
Called By Death.
Thomas B. Jacliso-o, former assistant
secretary of state, and prominent in the
affairs of the state in pioneer d.iys,
died this morning at 5 o'clock at his
home 406 North High street, at liie age
of 88 years. He had been mi invalid
for a greater part of the time during the
past lo years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. lTar
tie M. Jackson, special officer for the
Million county court, and a daughter,
Mrs. C, A. Pague, of Oakland, Calif,
Also by threo children by a former mar
riage, who now live in Idaho..
Mr. Jackson was born March 2, 1831,
ut Leesburg, Virginia, and received his
education at tho college in that city.
When about 20 years old, he lei t tor the
west, coming directlv to Oregon. Axint,
first iu Portland, then i'amhill county
.and in tho eary .00s coll)inf? t0 8,ll(iln
As an accountant, he was emploved
by tlie government in the Grand Hoiide
t i i 1
cuuuir iwr wverm ram u-nu at. one
time was bookkeeper and in charge of
ua miaa ,L- ak-.-nak
. . J 1
superintendent of the'pcnitenliary
Later he was appointed assista-it sec
retary of state under Governor Glover.
When Mr. Glover was elecledscnator,
Secretary of State Chadwick becaiap
governor and it was during the absence
of the governor and secretary thai Mr.
Jackson served as acting governor for
several months. ' ..... .
It was during the pioneer days that
Mr. Jackson was o- of the influential
men of the state in Maooilic circles, Bt.v-
ing served as warden of Bethpl lodqc in
1956. , It was at the Amity lodge in
1865 that Mr. Jackson assisted ia mak
ing George P. Litchfield a Mason. Mr.
Jackson later became associated with
Salem I-odge No. 4.
Mr. Jackson was a first cou.!a of
."Stonewall Jacks iu of Civn war
fame a- snout his boyhood days as a.
plavmatc of the famous Confederate
The funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'elock from
the Chanel of Webb & f.'iough sr.d will
be conducted by tho Rev. Thomas S.
Anderson. The services at the Odd Fel
lows' cemetery will be in charge of the
Hermistnn orehardists have contract
ed 25,000 boxes of apples st prices rang
ing from $2 32 to $2.95 a box. Twelve
carloads of peaches wcro shipped.
FOR TIIIS YEAR
Good SdGsds Wansisig To Go
; Slow 0a Further Appro
priation la Bssse. .
SHOULD MET FIRST
Congresssaa Says Desasds
Upon Treaty Jsst Now
Washington, Sept. 16. (United
Press) The federal treasury already
faces a deficit ot 3,591;73,343.B6 for
the present f iscalt' year, , Representative
Good, Iowa, chairman of the house ap
propriations , eomnittei declared in a
speech to the house today. -
'Good soundedj a warning that "the
actual condition) confronting the treas- j
ury is so alarming that we may well
pause and. calmly . consider obligations
already existing and that must be met
Defore entering on enlarged -programs
which call, for additional ... expendi
tures." :; - '
The demands oh the treasury during
the present fiscal year are staggering,
Good said. While the average peace
time expenditure of the government ts
slightly more than $1,000,000,000, Good
declared that the total requirements of
the government, outside the present ur
gent deficiency Ibul and appropriations
that will 'be asked for by June 03, 1920,
will be $10,831,201,585.26. The revenues
for the fiscal year, he said, will be
$7,239,938,240. . " ' j
Good strongly .recommended, the ap-'
pointment by President Wilson of, a
national . finance officer to have com
plete1 Aversight of all government ex
penditures, so that economy may be
practiced to the limit by the govern
ment, adding that -the high cost of liv
ing probaly cannot ibe materially re
duced while tho government continues
its "orgy of spending."
Good enumerated the revenues of
the country as follows:
Internal - Tevenue, income, excess
profits and estate taxes, $4,950,000,
000; customs $20,000,000; public lands
$3,000,000; war sal vago $600,000,000 ;
victory loan installments $1,032,000,;,
000; postal service $404,928,240.
Of the expenditures, 'Good said $7,
345,617,283,58 is for direct appropria
tions, previously made.
Good called upon the presidont to
use his authority to produce the strict
est governmental economy.'
" He has the authority under the law
and should exercise to the end that
estimates for appropriations will bo
greatly reduced and that the treasury
which is tne firBt uno or aerense
against public extravagance, may re
establish its lines on a policy of effi
ciency and economy," the chairman
declared, in. explaining the big reduc
tions made in the estimates embodied
in the deficiency bill which he called
up today .The vommittee cut estimates
down to one third the amounts asked.
Regarding the high cost of living,
Good said it was due to the following
"An increase in the circulating me
dium, the amount bciiu; doubled.
"And increased prices are made
necessary to meet increased cost of
production, due in turn to increased
wages, decrease in labor efficiency and
increase in taxes. The increase in the
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- 1 Some o' th ' worst trials o' life are out
- o' court. Th' time lo walk out is when
your dealer asks a dollar for a water
Senate Action Upon Peace T
Treaty Delayed To Allow
STRIKERS KEEP LABOR
32 WaBdfct ftcposals Pri
To Offeb For Settle- y-
By Balph F. Conch
(Cnited Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, " Sept, 16. Thirty-tws
strikes hate beta put up to the labor
department for settlement ainVe August
26, whoa the industrial truce asked by
President Wilson was to have gone into
These figures ia the hands of the de
portment 's conciliation bureau, indicate,
according to officials, that since the
asking of the truce, labor troubles have
been on the "upward trend rather than
, Employers have declared but foat
lockouts tdurini; the three weeks since
August 26, involving less than 600 men,
the bureau records show. ;
Officials of the-labor bureau empha
size' that their figures show a vory
small proportion of the men actually on
strike sinee they include only the dts-
putes which the bureau has been usked
to step in. v
. The statistics are generally taken,
however, as showing vory cloarly wheth
er strikes arc on the increase or de
crease. . '.'
Men now idle through strikes total
approximately 150,000 according to the
bureau's reports. -
Threatened strikes, where unions have
voted walkouts and have served ulti
matums on their employers, total more
than 21,000 while thousands more mon
are involved in labor disputes classed by
disputes classed py
tho department as ' ' controversies ' and
wuicn .nave nor yet reacuuu nie Bingo
where a strike vote ..has been taken.
This does not include the threatened
steel strike or postponed railroad Bhog-
In addition to the strikes which have
boen reported to the bureau and which
thrown about 15,000 men out of work
officials of the bureau estimate that
other labor troubles as yet officially un
reported would bring the total number
idle to a figure above 00,000.
Refusal of employers to recognise the
union is the principal cause of strikes
which tho labor department is'now at
tempting to mediate, indicating, offi
cials say, that organized labor is, push
ing its campaign. In some of the strikes
wage demands is a secondary cause. In
most, however, the only demand is the
right of collective bargaining.
Government concilatois are ordeied to
work in controversies immediately ihey
are called to the attention of tho labor
department, officials said today. Near
ly fifty government mediators are work
ing night and day in every part ol tho
United Sttaea, since the industrial truce
was asked, department records indicate.
Dynamiting Of Lawler
Home Blamed Upon Man
Who KW Self Since
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 16. The
dynamiting of tho homo of Attorney
Oscar W. Lawler, several weeks ago,'
today became a closed case as far as lur program of business was still side
the criminal courts are concerned, when tracked while heated debate on the ei'
the grand jury returned a report blam
ing Charles H. McGwire for tho crime.
McGwire leaped from the twelfth
story of tho Hall of Records building to
his des-th while being questioned regard
ing the Lawler dynamiting.
The grand jury declared thero was not
sufficient evidence to warrant indict
ment of anyone as ati alleged accom
plice of McGwire.
San Francisco Autoist Who
Ran Down Woman Released
San CrVancisdo. 8et. 16. James
Walsh was free today of the charge of
manslaughter (brought against ham
when his autosMHHM --n down ana
killed Mrs. Charlotte Flanagan. The
automobile drasged a 'baby Mrs. Flan
agan was wheeling, for several blocks,
injuring the child.
Wal"h and bis party then ocsertca
the machine and ran.
A charge of driving an automobile
while intoxicated was also dismissed.
Thr) district atorney's office concurred
in the motion to dismiss tlie charges.
Negro Killed And Many Hurt
In New York Race Rioting
New York. Sept. 16. One negio was
killed, two others wounded, a policema-i
beaten and dozens of other persons suf
fered blackened eyes and damaged noses
as a result of a race row here today,
following the destroying of out ot season
straw hats. ' ' '
By L. O. Martin
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Sept. 16. Senate leaders
today decided that there would be no
real action this week on the peace trea
ty, formally called up yesterday. ".
' There will bo - speeches, but actuU
reading of the treaty is to go over prob
ably until late in the present week or
even to next week, said Sonator Curtis,
The reason is that Sonator Lodge and
others, opposing the pact in its present
form want to loave Senator Hiram John
son free to complete his stumping tocur
against the league.'' " - -
Sonator Borah, who also has been
stamping, was called back to Washing
ton today by Senator Lodge.' .
' Much- bickering is likely to sprtng
from this situation, which is not to the
liking of Senator Hitchcock and otaer
administration leaders. Hitchcock is de
termined, he said, today, to mako treaty
opponents . bear full responsibility for
any undue delay. He intends to prod
and harrass them all he can, and if pos
sible force them to speed up. .-;
The troaty eould be ratified within
two weeks, Hitchcock said today. De
lay will not help the opposition ' cause,
he said, because every senator's vote Is
now fixed, both on amendments and res
ervations. - v .'
' Senator Sherman will address the sen
ate today. 1 Wednesday and Thursday
the honors to Pershing will prevent trea
ty consideration. Friday, Senator Head
will apeak. If there is t session b&lur
day some one will be ready with a
spoech, ''. '. ' " ; -
to m nao
I r ln . m r j n j
lieSeial DaGSgJ13 10 IrCSa IW
eral Force Against Fnzse
Roino, gopt. 15.-HJTnited Press.)
Tho government's first move toward the
suppression., of Gabrielle D'Annuzlo's
adventure in Fiume, will be directed oy
Gone.-al B.vdaglio, deputy chief of staff.
An official statement announced today
that immediately upon his arrival in
Fiume he would issue a. proclamation
inviting- D'Annunzio's followers to re
turn to their regiments.
D'Annunzio's forces total 2600, it was
stated today, most of whom automatical
ly followed their officers because they
were told the government approved the
Government officials said today that
several of the poet's followers already
had returned to their regiments. The
garrison at Fiume, it was added, Jsas re
fused to join D'Annunzio.
Information received by the Jovern
ment today said that in an effort to
excite public feeling, the agitators at
Fiumo had circulated leaflets declaring
tho Nittl cabinet had resigned.
British and American troops have em
barked from Fiume. The Frencn con
tingent has returned to its base.
Contest On Delegates Is
Feature Of Miners' Meet
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 17. The rcgu
tested delegates from Illinois uns re
sumed by the United Mine Workers ot
America convention here, John Lew
is, acting president, said' Ke hoped tlie
squabble, which reached greater inten
sity then ho had anticipated, would bo
smoothed over tho end ot the day. j
Townley And Gilbert Ask
New Trial; Given 60 Days
Jackson, Minn., Sept. 16. Attorneys
for A. C. Townley and Joseph Gilbert
of the National Non-Bartisan league,
today were preparing to plead for a new
trial. Towney and Gilbert were sen
tenced to serve ninety days in the Jack
son county jail on the charge of con
spiring to teach sedition. ' Judgo Dean
granted a stay ot execution lor oo uays
to allow the plea for a now trial.
Gompers Denies Intention
To Handle Boston Strike
Washington, Sept. 16. President Sam
ucl Gompers of tho American Federation
of Labor today said he hts no plans at
present to go to Boston to haiid.u the
poliee strike situation..
"I shall go to Pittsburgh tomorrow lo
attend the meeting of 24 presidents of
the steel workers unions," Gompers
Gompers refused to discuss persistent
reports the union heads will take action
tomorrow to postponing the steel strike
set for September 22. ...
WL'sca Cresses Lee hd
Meets First Cfcna
Crowds After ffeea.
EXPECTED TO DISCUSS
first PerscrJ Referees Ta
yWMWW VVIHtVWV HVthggir
Tfiui LeainLjv .
By Hugh BailUa '
(United Press staff correspondent)
Abaflrd PrcsiSont's Train, Sept .16.
KJatLfornia, home state 'of Senator
Hiram Johnson, who is on tour In ap- .
position to the pea'e treaty,' will ke -entered
today by (President Wilson in
his campoigs for ratification.' -The
president will meet his first Cal
ifornia crowds this afternoon, his trans
being scheduled to leross the line into
that state about 12;30 p.' m. .. , .
It was considered unlikely that tbero-
would be roar platform speeches, as)
Wilson is saving his voice for his ef
forts in the big California cities. His
voice seemed to show some evdeace of
a slight strain at the beginning of hia
i'oitland speech last nignt, nut as n
talked it improved and grew stronger.
Shantung has not ibeenvoue-hed upon
by the presidont since he reached the
Pacific coast. It is one of the principal
points of opposition attack and it was
expeeted Wilson would fully explain
his viewpoint o it in California, where.
the Japanese question alive, tte me
tioned it in - several middle westers,
speeches. ," j. .'V-ij v.
The oreeidcntinl train iid no stopa -
scheduled for tbday.'-lt Wilt rch Baa
Francisco tomon-ow, the president re
maining two davs 'I San Francisco
and Oakland, speaking in both cities.
Wilson in recent speecnes nas seem
ed to ibe addressing his remarks part
ly to those senators whOf. oppose the
treaty as well as to their constituents.
At Portland, last flight he said flatly
he had no respect fort.some of his op
ponents, but with regaro! to others no
1 pray vtou mat, lira geuui-juuu wnv
are delaying this thing may presently
see it in a different light."
The body of Ben F. Alleii of Cleve
land, newspaper correspondent who
was killed in an iutompbile accident
at Portland yesterday, is borng scat
home in charge of a secret service man
Robert Small, one of the injured
newspapermen, was lile to continue
the trip. Stanley Reynolds of Balti
more was left behind in Good Samari
tan hospital with a fractured arm an4
Crowds met President Wilson's train
at every station this morning. Some of
them were disappointed, as Wilson did
not arise until quite late,
Al Rosoburg, Or., ft local cartoonist
appeared with a caricature of, Wilcon
fishing in what was labelled "Repub
lican river," while another figure
with the word "Hughes" printed on it
cast mud at him evidently a product
of the last campaign. This drawing waa
placed on the train with the artist'sj
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GHOST OF LAND FRAUD
CASES TO BE REVIVED
Trial Of Puter And Other De
fendants In Tnsco Set
San Francisco, Sept. 16. Reival in
court of the famous Oregon land frsuo
eases, of 1905-1901 is -set for Friday,
when four men who pleaded not gjilty
yesterday to federal indictments charg
ing conspiracy to use the mails t do
fraua, will appear in federal district
court. Tentative trial dates will then
bo set. ,, ' i
Those pleadHg not guilty aro Ana
McEwen, Franklin P. Bull, A. L. Bsf
and J. L- Van Wormer. S. A. O. Putes
and his son, W. S. Puter, who wcro in
dicted with the others in 1910, entered
pleas of guilty. H. 1). Puter and W. L
Murray, also under the same indict
ment, will plead Friday.
The indictments charge the doiend
ants falsely stated that the government
was cooperating with the oeienuaurs m
forcing tho Southern Pacific to Mil its
Oregon grant lands.
8. A. D. Puter was a defendant la
th. lnml rami trials, 13 years ago, pros-
'eeuted by Francisco J. Heney. He served
lo meatus in prisoj at him.