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Oregon: Tonight fair; warmer
east portion; Wednesday fair; ,
gentlo eastcrlv winds.
For the 21 hours ending at 8
o'clock this morning :. Jluinum
temperature, 82; .minimum,, 39;;.
no rainfall; river .6 below sero,
stationary. ,' -' ,
FORTY- SECOND YEAR NO, 225.iEIGHT PAGES.
SALEM, OREGON,, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS
QNTBATNS AJfO KT
Wdmaris and Dairym&fsDay
Success in Every Particular;
' More "Pep" Displayed.
t 'j-. With a. breeze tempenng
warm it.hp frafps of thft Rf-.nt.e
"day ..this morning and admitted crowds exceeding in size
.thetaost optimistic predictions. All day long automobiles
have-formed a steady line to the grounds and street cars
running at short intervals, have been jammed with Salem
residents and visitors. ', ;;-rv--. -i ,
' Today is vastly more Interesting than
yesterday at the fair. Hundreds more
are in attendance; there is more bustle,
and more interest is shown. Shows are
entertaining, large crowds, exhibits aro
being inspected by thousands, amuse
ment seekers are being; entertained at
the various concessions in large nam
"bers, . ' " ' '..
Tne crowd is gay and not so quiet
the. jam of yesterday. It is more dem-
ouerrati v. At the races this afternoon '
the stands vibrated with the-cheers and !
derisive remarks of good humored parti-'
sans.' , - .
It -i-obvious that .the -right spirit
Bjt S( )f! jc SjC ijS 3ft )jc gj )( jjc )jc jc ijc
PAIR BEST YET
. .. ; ,';., .
r "I have been visiting the Orc-
gon state fair now for five or
six years, and it is my sincere
belief that this year's offering
is the best ever,'' declared E.
H. , Farrington, dean - of the
. school of agriculture, of. tne Uni:,;
versity ,ot Wiscsuaiu, audtcele
bvated , authority ,tu- dairying,
who is in' Madison, Wisconsin.
Dean Farrington will spend'
the entire week in, Salem and
will be a -judge of duiry exhibits
at the fair.
the spirit of the crowd whicn makes or
Itranlra anir tlmn at wliiili tlirtK- in n
large gathorinsr the spirit which in th
opinion of officials will make this fair
the greatest bv far of any ever held in
Oregon is there.
' Today woman's day and dairyman's
day has been a success in every par
ticular. A large crowd visited the wom
an 's building where dainty articles made
by women were displayed articles ot
"Although our exhibit is a bit small-
(Continucd on Page Eight.)
AT FAIR EXPENSIVE
Three Portland Men Fined
$25 Each For Drunken
ness And Loud Talk.
On a charge of disorderly conduct .t
the state fair grounds, and a plea of
guilty, Bobert Bailey, H. A. Heed and
Tom Poley, nil of Portland, were fined
$25 .each by Judge Glenn E. Unruh.
According to the testimony and of
witnesses, the three men were driving
recklessly in an auto, using loud and
obscene language and making themsel
ves a general nuisance. .
: The obscene language was used in
directing a woman to get out of their
way. Although it was charged that
the men had been drinking, no evidence
along, this line was introduced before
the justice of the peace.
; Officers experienced some difficulty
in arresting the men and before their
auto could be stopped their car almost
ran over a man from Woodburn. The
complaint against the three men was
sworn to by L. Galbraith.
Inmates If State Hospital
Visitors At Fair Grounds
More then fifty men of the Oregon
State llospnail in Sui-u are visitir
the stat fair today. They are in the
custody of eight wardens.
: Like the 31 women inmates who at
tended the fair yesterday, the men1
seemed to be enjoying themselves great-
lv. Stops were made in flte various
buildings and articles exhibited were
r..r;-.,ji'v -inc-ted. The large erowds
on the grounds seemed t& greatly inter-
est the men.
a sun inclined to be rather
fair nnptiA1 for the sppntiH
A ssassins Make
Attempt to Kill
London, Sept. 23. (United
Press.) A "wireless dispatch
from Moscow today reported
that an attempt had been made
to assassinate Amirnl Kolchak,
'head of the . Omsk government.
A bomb was thrown into a guard '
room, killing six and injuries 12
' soldiers, . the message said. The
admiral escaped uninjured.
Four Injured In Hotel
. Fire At Salt Lake Cify
Los Angeles And Vernon
' Salt take Ci ty v "ttaC Sept p".
(United Press) Miss "Lulu Johnson
was 1urned, probably fatally, and three
otherswere 'badly , burned today in a
fire that "partially destroyed the Al
bany hotel. -
The fire, it is believed, was of in
cendiary origin. The man who fired
the hotel is believed to have been the
same who set f me s half hour earlier
to the Denver and Rio Grande lumber
Those injured in the fire were taken
to the emergency hospital.
Paid Fire Department For
Klamath Falls Recommended
A paid fire department with not lesi
than six members is recommended Sot
the city of Klamath Falls .as nu ade
quate protection a-gainst fires, in a re
port made by Deputy Fire Marshals G
W. Allen and G. W. Stokes to A. C. Bar-
ber, state fire marshal, as a result of a
survey which they have just eompleted.
The city has long since outgrown the
old volunteer system, the report states,
and the fire department is in a deplor
able condition. Among tho several rec
ommendations included in the report is
one for the enactment of a city ordi
nance providing for more, authority for
the fire chief in the management of his
Bid On $2,000,000 In State
Road Bonds Accepted Today
Portland, Or., Sept. 23. State road
bonds to the amount of $2,000,000 were
sold .Monday by the state highway
commission for the sum of $1,905,000,
a discount of $34,400.
The bonds- went to a syndicate com
posed of the Guarantee Trust company
of New York, the Equitable Trust com
pany, Xew York; Northern Trust com
pany, Chicago; Kissel Kinnicutt com
pany, Chicago, and Carstens and Earle,
Seattle whose ibid was at the rate of
$92S.20' per thousand. . , , :
Willard Better aianThan;
Dempsey Chance's Opinion
; Los Angeles, Cal.," Sept. 23. Frank
Chance, "the peerless leader." thinks
Jess Willard a better man than .Taek
(Not only .did he declare here today
that Willard was not so badly whipped
at Toledo as many think but added
that he would bet on Willard if Jess
could be matched with Dempsey again.
Frerds Know Nothing Of
Engagement Of Pershing
Wanhinetnn. Sent. 23. Triends tnfl
relatives of General Pershing todar snid
ther knew nothing of the rumored en-
gagetnent Of the weneral to Mrs. Annie
Peeples Boyd, widow of Colonel Carl
Boyd, a member of Tershing's stsff
who died in France,
to Mail Robbery
Chicago, Sept. 23. (United Press.)
Three Chicagoans, accidentally trappen,
confessed today to a robbery of (234,000
from the -mails: Officers recovered $93;
020 of the loot and went in search of
the remainder when the prisoners told
r where it ras cached. With the aid of a
postal alork the men exchanged pouciivi.
at Whiting, Ind., last Thursday, taki;
the pouncfc containing $234,000 to meet
the payroll of the Standard Oil company
The men held are Leo awl Walter
Filipkowskl and John S. Wejka.- Wejka
'is uyil clerk and is implicated-in al
leged confessions as tho man who pre
pared the fake mail pouch and arranged
matters so the one containing the money
could be identified by "the Filipkowskis
when tossed from the train at Whit
Police early today found Leo Flfto-
kowski in a saloon and. searched him oh.
suspicion of complicity in a holdup. They
lound 20,QOO. Officers stud Leo con
fessed at once, making it easy to draw
confessions from the others.
BENTON COUNTY LADS
BEST STOCK JUDGES
first Prize In Industrial Club
Contest Won; Multnomah
- Boys Second. "
With Beuton county's team winning
with. a score; or 1345 out of a possible
1500. priiws were this mornine award
ed the county teams in the boys' and,
gins' state pig, sheep and calf club
contest which wai held in conjunction
with the Oregon statu fair. Multnomah
eoniity 's toam took second place With,
a . soorc- of 322,;; Linn' comity third'
with 1215; Clackamas fourth with 1185
and iCoos fifth with 1103. Other coun
ties competing were Polk, Clatsop, Ma
rion n4 Jackson.
Awards were made ly Professor E.
li. Potter and E. J. 'Fjeldsted of tho
Oregon Agricultural college. ;.
: "I expect fully double .the number
of teams, to be entered next year."
said IC O. Seymour, stale club leader,
Twenty four dollars was given as the
first princ; IS-for the second, $15 for
the .third $12 for. the fourth and $6
for the fifth. The remaining $225 will
go to the various teams for use toward
paying travel expenses. The amount-
each team, will receive will depend on
tho distance traveled. . ;
Steamer Wrecked Sunday On
Humholt Coast Total Loss
Eureka, Cal., Sept. 23. The steamer
North Fork, owned by Dr. R. Schiff
man of San Pedro, was wrecked Sun
day night near Shelter Cove, and it is
a complete loss, according to word re
ceived here. All hands are safe.
The North Fork is a steamer' of 323
tons gross and was built at Fair Hav
en, Cal., in 1888. It is 157.3 feet long
with a breadth of 33.7 feet, it has 400
Experiment Shows Planes
Failure In Bandit Hants
Omaha, Neb., Sent. 2.1.. Use of air
planes for running down bandits, tried
for the first time in this section Satur
day and .Sunday, resulted in failure,
Two machines emuloyed by the Bank
ers' association in an effort to locate
four 'bandits who robbed the Bank of
Ralston, Neb., of $4000, were called
off bunday night after a fruitless all
day search of the corn fields in the
vicinity of Ashland, Xeb. Police have
given up hope of apprehending the ban
dits and posses have been disbaaded.
farmer Delegates Named
. For Round TaKe Session
Washingtoa, Sept. 23. The: depart
ment of labor today announced the
three delegate selected by farm organ
izatioas to attend the round table Con
ference at the white house October (5.
They are: P. S. Barrett, Union City,
Ga., president f the Farmers Coopera
J. M. Ti;ttemore. Omorro, Wis., tend
of the American Society of Equity.
T. O. Atkeaon, Wahington, head of
the national grange.
Warrant Issued For Arrest
Of SheriffResult Of Feud
Newport. Wash., Sept. 23; A war
rant for the arrest of Sheriff Frank
Deering was sworn ont here.bv Chair
man Ira Trover, of the board of county
The sheriff is charged with damag
ing the county garage building.
The trouble is the result of a long
President; Devotes Hosts Of
t Journey Across Desert To
- Matters Of ; State; Address
At Reno Well Reeetrei
'l ' ' "By Hugh. Bailll - - .;
(United Press Stiff iCorreepoiidetv)
; Aboard President Train, Lemay, Utah
Sept 23.-1king- dv!antJge of . the - iu
frequency ot stops in this sparsely set
tled region, : President ' Wileon today
spent much time In his- little1 privati
office on the private 'ear Mayflower
working on masters of state: ;
; It was understood he had before, him
reports "on the clashes which marked the
beginning of the steel strike, together
with advices froni; the labor department
and. other governments bestfing on the
strike. . -; --' .-. '. : i.
. There was no hint of wht action,. If
any, the government might take at .Ms
direction..'.-:' ,- :.'-.-,u.
Wilson made hia first rear platform
HRoacrance shortly before 11 o'clock,
when several score railroad men,- school
Children and aunbimnetted women greet
ed him. ;: .' ''"'!-. i ''-''
A crowd of about 50 which met the
tniV at Montello was disappointed a
the president failed to, appear after the
children had sung America and clapped
vigorously for several minutes. '
'No stop had. been scheduled at Mon
tello and Wilson was Jiot prepared' to
appear there. j' .'
There was much Interest on the. presi
dential train in tho nction of Senator
Thomas,' Colorado, in coming out flatly
against the treaty Wilson will talk
to the senator's coiistituteiits tomorrow.
It wa expected:' lid1 would explain the
ottints in the league- of nations covenant
to which Thortia specifically objected.
At Reno' the president was met by a
large crowds The Star Spangled Ban
ner ""was sung by several girls in' the
uudiencc. 5 " .;
Some one called for Mrs. Wilson. -
"Here is the best part of this travel
ing shoWj" smiled Wilson, introducing
-A' man in the crowd, who Heeraed a
trifle -Unsteady, yellM'tmt "Mm, Wil
son, I wouhi like to make a statement;
I am very much pleased with your bet
ter half. "': The president and Mrs. Wil
son joined in the laughter. . ,
The prcsideut wsr en route to Ogden
and Salt Luke City and at sevoral towns
made' stops long enough to speak briefly
from the rear platform.
The talk here was givn in- a small
theater, but tho president's voice was
carried over the telephone wires by
means of the magnavox to thrco other
theaters in the city.
With regard to his opponents, Wilson
said their objections to the treaty were
bugaboos. "Thev are: condemning their
deHire to safeguard a means of quick
withdrawal from the league," he said.
"If thqy ever feel the impulse of cour
age instead of the impulse of cowardice,
thev will realize how much better it
He wnn the rrest burst
the University of Oregon, whose home
is in Eugene is in Salem for the state
fair this week. Miss Klemm is assisting
in Ihe University of Oregon exhibit in
tho education building.
Anyone who happens to want some
thug different in shoes and is willing
to pav for a special kind of shoe, is
just looking for trouble. Shoe dealers
report that it is hard enough to get an
(Continued on page firej
Some women are so Bnxious t' be
different that they boast that they kin
cook. Tell Hi nk ley has invented a win
ter top for low shoes.
Gate Receipts of i
Monday Set New
First Day Record
With Auditor J. B. McClintock's
books proving that yesterday the initial
day -of the Oregon state fair, Was the
biggest opening day,, recorded in the 48
years in 'which the fair has taken place,
officials at the grounds were today ex
tremely enthusiastic over the outlook
for the entira. wecki ,
A total of four thousand dollars in
cash was taken in ait the grounds, yes
terday, according to Mr, Chnteck, which
is aproximately ' double that received
during last season's opener. Single ad
missions paid at the- gate, it was an
uouoeed,. exceeded, those of : hist fall 'by
one-third,-.The gate receipts; were $300
more than those of list year,; 1 'k ' . ,
"Today's figures show,, for one thing,
how much freer cash is this year than
last," ' !r. " McClintock" ' pointed- oiit.
Statistiea show that " there - were more
concessions told this season, than at any
time in former years, and that there arej
more, campers on the grounds than ever
before. -;--:'- ',' . : .. '-:
' "I am convinced that this year is to
bo a i record-breaker in every particu
lar,' declared Mr. McClintock. " Sea
son tickets-are being disposed of much
faster than at any time previously. ' '
SIXERS III FARRELL
RtNtW RJOTING TODAY
Two Seriously Wounded By
Bdleets; Pledge To End
: Disorder Is Made.
Sluwon, Pa., Sept.23. After renewed
outbreaks this motning at Fnrtell,' in
which two men received bullet wounds
which sent them to a hospital and sev
eral others were slightly hurt, more than
1000 striking Workmen, marched to the
Ohio state Kne, where .they held an open
After addresses by Budgess Moody
and labor leaders,, the men, nearly all
American, unanimously pledged them
selves to keep off the streets and lend
every assistance in preservation of or
der.. Moody had prohibited all meetings
in Farrell. ' '
raper Mill Arrives loday
The first shioment of machinery for
the $500,000 paper" miU in Salem ar
rived this morning, in the form of four
imtneuso cylinders, loaded on ono flat
car. The shipment was made by Bag
le & Bewail Co. of Watertown, New
lork; When the Oregon Pulp and Pa
per company company was given the
foot , of. Trado street and some other
street property on- the river front, one
of the conditions was that tho paper
mill should be in operation by Novem
ber of 1920. Already the 30 foot cement
retaining wall along Mill' crock has
been completed and tne cement founda
tions for the miU are being poured.
The old elevator building of the form
er flouring mill is resting peacefully in
the middle of Trado street whilo a tres
tle work is being built over which the
heavy building will be moved to its
final resting place at tho foot ft Trade
on the river bank. .
Portlander Injured From fall
From Big Smoke Mack Dies
Portland, Or., Sept. 23. A. II . Dunn
died this morning as the result of fall
ing 110 feet from the tp of a smoke
stack hero yesterday nttornoon.
Dunn, who was formerly a sailor in
the American navy, was working on
the top of the stack, which is under
construction at the plant of the Pacific
( oast Hteol company.
Fellow workmen who picked him up
expected to find every bono in his
oody bioken, but his injuries were con
fined to a fractured skull . and one
broken arm. , .
Preserves, Fruits, Water-
Strong Home Brew; 2 Dead
Colusa. Cal.. Sept 23. Mixing pre
serves and fruits in a barrel of water,
group of men here intended to pre
pare a strong home brew.
They drank freely with the result
that Frank Carney and Andrew Trip
lett are dead, and several others are
Forest Fires Rasirn? Near
PlacerviHe: Mill Burned
PlarerviUe, Cal., Sept, 23. 1 Forest
fires are raging all around PlacerviHe
today. Several ranch buildings have
been destroyed. Ashes are falling In
The mill hoist and all the buildings
of the Baring Gold Mine were burned
Keny on Resolution Adopted
as Result of Riots Ending
in Death and Injuries.
' Government action in the steel workers' strike was
sought today in ; a rolution unanimously adapted by the
senate. Senator Kenyon, who introduced the resolution
yesterday, reerred to. the strike as the first skirmish' im
an industrial war in the United States. The resolution
provides for an inquiry by the senate labor committed to
determine whether the situation warrants congressional
action..-- -:-V'- v..- ' -y :;-r-:,--."r,As
Win First Test
Vote in Senate
Washington, Sept. 23. Trea
ty oponcnts today won the first,
test of strength in the senate,
voting on the peace itreajyn ;
- By a vote of 42 to 40 the sen
ato passed over for one week the
third amendment to the treaty,
one of -the series proposed by
Senator Fall of New Mexico.
Tne amendment eliminates tho
United States from membership
on the Belgian boundiiry eonv
in Plane Fire
Purtially burned letters, a collection
of which have been received by tho Sa
lem postof fice will soon be distributed
hereeach having the following nota
tion: "Unavoidably damaged by fire
on aeroplane' due to leave Cleveland,
Ohio, at 9:30 b'.cloolc a.-.m.-S.o'ptomber
15." . .... .
The fire on the plane was such, that
just tho outer edges of each envelope
was burned but not deep enough ..to
prevent tho reading of the letter. Those
who will receive letters so damaged
are Mrs. K. B. Lockbart, secretary of
state corporation commissioner, Mrs.
Ruth B. Holdredge, balom route 1; H.
Cumpbell, Esq., Balcm; E. Furner, Sa
lem; Arthur M." Vassal, care Marion
hotel; Andres Ipsin, 325 North Capitel
street; 1: B, McUuighlin Halem; John
Quirk, Balem and Harold Millard, 6a
lein. leader Of Gang Of Auto
Thieves In Northwest
, Takes Own Life In Calif.
Marysvillo, Cal., Sept. 23. (United
Press.) A. L. Benham, wanted here for
jumping his bail of tl"00, killed him
self in Santa Monica, Cal., when about
to be arrested, according to a telegram
received at noon today by Sheriff
Benham, it is alleged, was the ring
leader of a gang of uuto thieves in the
northwest. Ho was arrested here,
charged with stealing an automobile in
Seattle. Portland officials have similar
charges against him. It is understood.
It was learned here ho eloped with the
Wifo of a Portland doctor.
His body must bo produced in court
here if Raymond I.awton and E. A. Mox
ley, who went his bond ,are not to for
feit the money. '
Turnip Cave-In To Delay
Trains Another Two Days
Redding, -Cat., Sept. 23." (United
Prss.) At least two days more will
be required' before tunnel No. 2 on the
Southern Pacific enn be made ready for
Two hundred men are working In day
and night shifts to replace supports torn
away when five freight cars were de
railed there Saturday morning.
' BETH BULLOCK DEAD
Sionx Falls S. D.. Sept. 23. "Cap
tain" Seth Bullock, noted frontiers-
man, and close personal menu or me.
iunn.i Ti,n.inw Roosevelt, died i
... Ik . L -
' at his home in Deadwood, S. D., early
today after a long illness.
Adoption of the resolution followed
the growth of strike disorders in Farrell,
Pa., and Buffalo, N, Y. In FarteM,
where two persons were killed and 11
wounded last night and today, tne situ
ation was reported by Mayor Moody e(
Farrell to have got beyond control.. Is
response to his appeal to Sheriff Oib
"Kn, 800 deputies were being sent to
Farrell. Two additional companies ot
! itatc constabulary also were being seas-
'into the western Pennsylvania steel disr
triet. Three Hot calls in Buffalo last
i night were followed by another - out
! break this morning; Several persons
were injured and n number' of arrest
- With the strikers apparently gaining
ground in the other steel distriets, the
industrial warfare continued to center
in tne Pittsburgh district, where gains
and losses in the number-of men out
seemed to be about evenly divided. Tho
'strikers claimed that. 6000 additional
men were on strika there today, but thj
was refuted by the steel officials;
The strikers ' biggest ' victory today
was won when the Iacknwanaa. Steel
company1 closed its'flant" in Buffalo.
The Dimner Steel company In that eitjr
was also expected to shut down tonight
Or tomorrow; f ' ' -'i .
In several of the smaller towns of tn
Pittsburgh district the operators claim
ed that twice as many men were at work
today as yesterday. . .,
-The second day of tho strike opened
with both sides making evcy prepara
tion for Jong fifht.
Hmployers and workers alike appar
ently had abandoned their early hopes
of a quick;- decisive victory. The steel
waetfrg were reported, tn be bringing
stockB of food into their plants, and lay
ing plans to defend tneir mills if neces
sary, while the striken were getting
rendy to carry on industrial warfare for
an extended period. F.arly. reports to
day indicated that although the strikers
apparently' were losing some ground lit
the smaller towns of the '-important
Pittsburgh, the strength was greater
there thun had been admitted by tno
United States Steel Corporation. In the
Gary and Ohio areas the strikers bad
succeeded in forcing, eitner directly or
indirectly, a shutdown of most of tha
mills. . -'
Order prevailed In most of ths strike
districts,, but there was some sporadic
rioting early today. In Sharon, Pa-., sev
eral shots were exenanged and eleven
men were reported to hr.ve been wound
ed. At Buffalo disturbances which ro-
(Continued on Page Eight.)
EDITOR OF PORTLAliD
NEWS SERIOUSLY filrRr
Fred L Boalt Injnred In Fall
Resulting From Attempt
f. To W Self.
Portland, Or., Sept. 23, Fred L.
Boalt, editor of tho Portland News, in
in a critical condition today, as a result
of his act of "chinning" himself ye-terdu-y
t'oalt's life, sav physicians, depciaai
upon an operation which-will be per
formed today, 1
The newspaper editor was at the rsi
'dence of Dan K. Powers, a friend, which
is under construction and they entered
into a competition to settle an argument
as to which was most adept at "ehin
ning" on a convenient scaffolding.
Boalt tried it first and then said ho
would "do it with one hand." Just as
h( gttemf,ted to prove his claim his
ijraep slipped and ho fell a distance of
four feet to the ground.
Powers next, attempted the stunt, fdl
aud sprained his ankle. He said Se was
"I'm hurt, too,'' said Boalt and the
The newspaperman was removed to a
hospital where it was learned he hud
severely ruptured a kidney. .