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SALEM, OREGON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1919.
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III Health Due
Trip Given as Reason; Five
.- Wichita, Kan., Sept. 26. 111 health caused by the
strain of his long speaking trip on behalf of the league of
nations covenant today compelled President Wilson "to
cancel the remaining five speaking engagements.
The president's train will return to
Washington at once,' according to Sec
retary Tumulty, who in a formal state
ment said tho severe 'strain of the trip
and the past year brought on a ncrv-
oils reaction in his digestive organs.
Pr. Grayson insisted upon abandon
ment of tho trip. Tumulty said, despite
the president's desire to continue.
' The special train was to leave Wich
ita at 11 a. m. without the president
attempting -Ail speech here.:
Announcement of the cancellation of
the remaining dates was made before
a crowd of 1j,000 which jammed the
auditorium here, S. A. Amidon, nation
al democratic committeeman from Kan
sas, made the announcement.
The city was crowded for the presi
dent's visit. "Crowds massed in all
streets adjoining the. .auditorium, hop
ing to catch a glimpse of the execu
tive in a parade which had been plan
ned. Tiie parade was postponed
Lack of exercise was cart to" have
been partially responsible for the pres
ident 's condition. He has had little
opportunity to exercise except at brief
.stops, oven those being spent largely
in riding to auditoriums.
-Tho president's train "arrived here
at 9:10. lie did not appear at the audit
onum, where he was scheduled to
8)ea1(. A llfirniie. in Ilia linnni- TOna nftaf .
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The auditorium wis paeftect and. all
k nearby streets were blockpit by the
crowds which poured into the city to
welcome the. chief executive.
Amidon did not say how serious the
president's condition was.
Remaining dates on the president's
schedulo were: ,
Wichita and Oklahoma City today;
Little Bock, Ark., and Memphis. Tenn,,
September 27; Louisville, Ky., Septem
ber 28 and 29. He was to arrive in
Washington September 30.
Secretary. .Tumulty issued, the fol
"The president has exerted himself
so constantly and-has been tinder such
a .strain during the last year and has
so spent himself without reserve on
this trip that it has brought on a nerv
ous reaction in his digestive organs.
"Dr. Orayson, therefore, insists up
on the cancellation of his remaining
appointments and his immediate return
to Washington, notwithstanding the
president's earnest desire to complete
It was announced Wilson had suf
fered headaches for several flays past,
although he had not complained of them
except to his immediate associates on
The president has made forty speeches
during the tour since leaving Washing
ton, September 3, and has spent all but
a half dozen nights on the train.
The president 's train will return to
Washington via St... Louis and Kansas
City, arriving there at 8 a. m. Sunday.
Wilson was still up and about his pri
vate car shortly before noon, although it
was possible- that Dr. Grayson might
order him to bed if hwr condition showed
no improvement. Mrs. Wilson was with
It was expected that Dr. Grayson
would make a statement later in the
day giving nn exact diagnosis of the
SAN FRANCISCO FIRE
. San Francisco, Sept. 26. Fire gutted
the two upper floors of the George
Casswcll Coffee company in Second
street today. The damage amounted to
Eight carloads of coffee, just received,
The fire, of unknown origin, was dis
covered at 6:30 a. m.
The fire may affect the local coffee
market. The price of coffee already
had threatened to go upward because ot
the waterfront strike.
Battalion Chief W. A. Cook was pai
tislly blinded when his eyes were burnt
by exploding pepper. Fireman Ii. irv
roni was cut by flying glass. Lieuten
ant Fred Lindenberg was cut across the
, Fireman Charles Reynolds was over
come by smoke.
Rev. George I.. Clark has just return
cd to La Grande from 15 months of
serviee with Y. M. C. A. in France and
. Germany. .
To Strain Of
OF WEST COAST
By L. C. Martin
(United Press Staff Correspondent.) '
Washington, Sept. 26. Senator Hiram
Johnson was off for tho Pacific connt
today to present his side of tho league
of nations question in opposition to
President Wilson's view.-. '
. Johnson goes first to Bun Francisco
' fcta t0 make s"ral ?Peclies in
California, Oiqgon nnd Washington. His
speeches, h0 pointed out today, will be
the first made in coast sttaes in oppo
sition to the league. ;' ,
"Only one side of the story hns been
told on the coast," said Johnson.
"When the people there' understand
this scheme, the will disnlnv th snmtf
I A marina . ntinit1i. .nM....i' n
...w.uau uitiipuLiiT .vnaiu it UQ IMIf
people of the other states where I have
spoken.'-' Z ;. 7,'i- .?' ''v
Johnson expects' to devote himself
in" detail to the president's statements
regarding Great Britain's six votes and
on article 10 of tho covenant.
Before ho left he arrived at an under
standing with the leaders of the various
factions opposing the treaty, concerning
his amendment proposing to equalize the
vote of the United States and Great
Britain. It hns been agreed that the
Johnson amendment will be the last to
be voted on. This loaves Johnson free
to make an extended trip.
President Wilson's abandonment of
the remainder of his speaking tour will
not affect Senator Johnson's plans, he
"I will go ahead just the same," said
Tunnel Wreck Repaired And
Thru Train Service Opened
Redding, Cal., Sept. 20. (United
Press.) Tunnel No. 2 on the Southern
Pacific- Shasta- Route, which has been
blocked since last Saturday, was opened
this morning to traffic. No further
transfer of passengers over the tunnel
will be necessary.
Tho funnel was blocked when five
freight cars were derailed in it.
British Railway Strike
Is Called For Tonight
London. Sept, 2fl. The
strike will become effective
Britain tonight, it wus officially an
nounced by union leaders today. The
announcement was accompanied by the
statimmt that today's conference of
ijrvcrninent officials aad union repre-Si-nrntiveg
hal failed to reach an agree
ment Portland One-Man Street
Car Turns Over; None Hurt
Portland, Or., Sept. 26. Passengers
on a one-man streetcar miraculously es
caped serious injury and possible death
here late yesterday afternoon when the
ear jumped the track on a. turn ano
Passengers crawled out at the ends of
tho car and later pulled out eight pas
sengers who were eaught iutfide. None
was seriouslv hurt.
San Francisco Chauffeurs
To Strike; Ask More Money
8sn Francisco, Sept. 26. By a vote
of 10 to 1 the chauffeurs union has de
cided to strike October 1 nidess an in
crease of $1 a day is granted them, the
union announced today.
Th present scale ranges betwen fl
and tiM per day. '
Five hundred chauffeurs would be ef
fected by the walkout, it was said.
Grading is completed on the Pacific
highway to within half a mile of the
city pavement at Albany.
Picks Up Daring
State Fair Week
With the coining of the state fair,
business pjeked up a little at the Salem
W. W. Forest, a young man staying
on North, Fourth street, reported to
the police that he had been held up by
two highwaymen at Union and Commer
cial streets at 1:30 o'clock this morning.
He claimed the robbers got no money as
what he had he carried in his hat. Also
that he was so scared that he forgot to
report to the police until about eux hours
after it happened.
The report also cams to headquarters
of the home of justice Bean being en
tered, but tho load was not discovered
until late this morning.
Mrs. Petross, who is operating a shoot
ing gallery at the fair grounds, reported
that a man had stolen $100 from her
and site had a pretty good idea who did
Fred Aner of Rickrcall reported there
was .stolen- from his. auto at the fair
grounds one overcoat, one lap robe and
lady's coat besides several small articles
of clothing. ,
E. Tooker of Macleay had Ids Ford
stolen last evening. Sheriff Needham
received a report from Eugene this
morning to look out for a Chevrolet with
license .60,006 stolon at that place and
headed this way. r The car had three
dark colored tires and one with a light
color. - ,
Parties from Pendleton reported to
tho police of the loss of a car at that
place a few daya ago, with the infor
mation that the thief and crt might pos
sibly be located at the state fair.
UNDER CONTROL TODAY
Redwood Park, Cal., Sept. 26. (Uni
ted Press-.J.-Ilaving claimed 100 of the
world's greatest irees during yesterday
and last night, the fire that has eaten
its way into California's biggest .park
had beon halted today, it was believed,
a (scant half mile from Governor's Cab
in. -"-'r- ..... - ..
Park Warden Dool said the situation
fwas better. ' .-'-
"Great trees were falling all night,"
said Dool. "When they fall they can
be heard a mile and a half."
The big redwoods do not burn readily.
lt luiMMia wan Ire ii wl liu liKiiali !.aa
about their bases and finally tdpple dveri
mm a gii-nt viitau, tanjring 'smuiii-r
trees with them.
This is the first fire in redwood park
in modern history.- Dool Baid many
of the redwoods liad, been hollowed by
jrevious fires 400 to 500 years ago
aiii so fell more readily before these
The redwoods that have fullea run tu
in diameter and,are from 250
-et high. They were from 1300
nl.l ui Tt..nl
to 275 feet
to 2000 vcars old, said Dool.
"We hope wo have the fires corralled
today," said Dool, "but we aren't cer
tain." POLICE SEEKING BAD
CHECK MIST TODAY
The bad chock artist arrived in Salem
yesterday but so far as can be learned
by the-police, he operated only ut the
Welch Electric compauy store on State
After banking hours yesterday ne ap
peared and bought $10.25 worth of mer
chandise, asking that he might leave it
in the store for a few hoars.
In payment of his purchases, a check
for $21.20, drawn on the Capital Na
tional bank was presented, under the
signature of H. B. Hawthorne. It was
made payable to bearer and the man
presenting the check was not required to
The firm paid out in cash $10.93, but
the purchaser has so far failed to claim
his packages, making the net loss to the
firm that amount of cash paid out on
the check. . -
In quiry around town failed to de
velop any additional operations of the
bad check artist and none had been re
ported to police headquarters.
Grand Lodge Officers Of
: Knights Visit In Dallas
Dallas, Ore., Sept. 26. Orand Chan
cellor Fred J. Johnson of Astoria and
Grand Keeper of Becords aad Seal Wal
ter G. Gieason of Portland of the
Knights of Pythias lodge of Oregon,
were in DaHas last night a -id paid
Marmion lodge of this city surprise
vis Botfcnofficers wore enthusiastic
over the growth of the Dallas lodg? and
the excellent record it has been rank-
inn rl 1 1 f J n rr 1 1 a nait wan in
turned soldiers to inin it rnnlri Tnit-t
atorv work was put on for the benefit '
of the visitors and a luncheon serve 1
at a late hour. The officers left today
for Falls City whore a big Pythian
meeting will be held this evening.
TO FAIR TODAY
Rural Districts Well Repre
sented At Willamette Day
YAMHILL BAND ORE OF
Attendance Smaller Than
Thursday -fat Big Last Day
A trifle later than usual, the heavier
crowds at the etate fair grounds did
not arrive this morning until nearly 11
o'clock. As an aftermath of yesterday
the day has been sorfiowhat quieter than,
those earlier in the week and the visit
ors have been less: demonstrative. It is
believed that .tomorrow there- will b
one of the.biggest jams of the week and
that the ulobl will return with renewed
enthusiasm. ''...-. ' - . -
Today is -Willamette valley' day, and
it is noticeable that there a more per
sons present from tho rural districts
than formerly.. Scores of out-of-town
cars .wore parked this morning and all
day long they have continued to arrive.
. With approximately 42,000 pel sons on
rttegrounds yesterday it was undoubted
ly the greatest day oif it kind in every
particular ever knonpn in Salem. The
record attendance Of yesterday v
more thaji 5000 in excess of the one es
tablished on Sulcm day. After -a day
replete with, bustle, excitement, and
t hrills, Portlanders returned late last
night, apparently much enthused. : -
"To say that the lack of disorder an J
-accidents is extraordinary would bo to
put it mildly, " Major Wilham White m
command of the 80 Oregon guardsmen,
this afternoon. Ho expressed surprise.
that there have been no fights and very
little drunkenness on the grounds. Ac
tivities of the soldiers, he said, have,
been confined to recovering misplaced
cars, and locating lost children.
Lrge crowds gathered near the mam
gates this morning to 'listen to a concert
given by the Yamhill band. Later this
morning several selections were also ren
dered by Tommasino's Italian band of
By 11:30 this morning streetcars run
ning to the fair were jammed with peo
ple nnd nt noon the grounds were well
filled. At 1:80 when the speea program
commenccd tne grandstands were pad
with cnthusiastic fans.-
t . ...
I At 4 o'clock this afternoon there will
be another concert by the Yamhill band
in the livestock coliseum and at 4:30 j
Chief Thomas. Graham's company of
crack fire fighters will give a fire drill.
At 8 o'clock this evening the last horse
show will be held in the livestock spec
tatoiinm. No admission will be charged.
This evening vaudeville- may be seen In
the, agricultural pavilion auditorium.
Belgian Rulers To See
. American Football Game
Omaha, Neb., fept. 26. King Albert
and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium will
witness their first American football
game here October 25. according to plans
being made for their reception hore.
The royal partv will attend the gninP
between Nebraska and Oklahoma uni
Who remembers when it used t ' please
folk t' mnke 'em feel at homef Mrs. I
Tilford Moots attended a municipal su-,
gar sale, t'day, an' nearly got pulver-
Auto Stolen At
Fair Found By
Portland, Or., Sept. 26. With an al
leged stolen automobile in their posses
ion, Harold Walsh of Seattle and Frank
Hesse of Tacoma were arrested hore
early this morning.
The machine, a Ford tourinir ear. i
said to hav0 been stolen last night a
the staie fair grounds in Salem, OC
me prisoners, ootn youtns, win De re
turned to Salem today."
The police say Walsh admitted that
he served a term in the Monroe, Wash.,
reformatory due to the theft of an auto
The car reported recovered by the
Portland police this morning after hav
ing been stolen from its parking place
near the fair grounds last night is sup
posed to be a Ford belonging to E.
Tooker of Macleay. Mr. Tooker report
ed to the police last night that his cur
had been stolen. -
IH DALMATIAN CITY
Washington, Sept. 26. The sen
ate today adopted a resolution In
quiring of the navy department
whether the reports of landing of
American marines at Trau, Dalma
tia, are true. Senator Knox of
fered the resolution.
London, Sept. 26. (United PrcBs.)
Two hundred American marines lanitea
at Trogir (Trau) on tho Dalmatian coast
and turned the town over to the Jugo
slavs after the latter had compelled an
Italian detachment to withdraw, a news
agency dispatch from Copenhagen re
The dispatch said that when a Sent
Slav detachment began an advance an
Trojir an American Sestroyer. cntorcn
the harbor to compel retirement of the
Italians to the amiistic line., Tho in
habitants opened flreon the Italians,
who retreated hastily) but tho' Italian
commander and an armored car with Its
erew were captured by the Slavs. In
the meantime 200 American marines,
with machine guns, landed in the .town
and took possession of the prisoners.
The town was turned over to the Jugo:
Slavs and the Americans re-embarked.
VILLA'S RIGHT HAND
MAN DIES OF WOUNDS
(ialvuston, Texas, Sept. 26. Martin
Lope, second in command in tho rebel
army of Francisco Villa, died of wounds
received when Americans drove the VII
listas from Juareit recently, a-ccording to
a Mexican government statement given
out at tho Mexican consul's office here
The dispatch said Lopez died Septem
ber 13 and that 130 of his men sur
rendered to the Cairanzttas.
A second dispatch declared Luis Ye
lasco, second in commander under thy
bandit, Manuel Pelaez, in tho Tampico
region, has voluntarily surrendered to
Carranzistas with 330 men, usking am
The consul's office also announced a
report of a battle between Villistas end
Carranistas in Durango in which 100
Villistas were killed or captured.
Opening Of Hazel Green
, School Postponed Week
The Hazel Green school, which had
announced its first day for the full term
as Monday, September 2!, now ends out
word that the day has been postponed
one week and that the school bell will
ring for the first day on Monday, Octo
ber 6. The school will be taught by
Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Jones. Mr. Jones
will be prvid $92 a month and Mrs. Jones
$72. Lart year Mr. Jones did not teach
as he was over in France fighting the
Private Detective Of San
Diego Wounded By Woman
San Diego, Cal., Sept. 26. C. K. Mc
Duell private detective former smin
ty detective, was found in his office
here today, seriously And probably fat
Mrs. "Kugene Lswlcr, divorsed wife
of a liquor man, who the police say has
been employed ss private detective by
MoDuell was found at the entrance of
the building sobbing 'U hope he toe
i "t die."
She admitted her revolver w.n the
MicDuell charged that she shot lum.
The woman is held.
Mrs. F. J. Bailey of La Grando was
knocked down by an automobile, drag
'ged about 30 feet and received a broken
collar -bone and other injuries.
EM STRIKE SCOPE
tee Walk-out Result Of
Years of Oppression
- (By United Press) . ' '
With the steel workers apparently losing a little
ground in the Pittsburgh district in their strike against .
the United States Steel Corporation and its subsidiaries,'
efforts were'being made today to extend the strike to the
Behlehem Steel company Monday. The vote in favor of
this new strike must be approved by the steel workers na
tional committee. v .-
By CamUlo Wanfarra
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Borne, Sept. ,26. The crown council
meeting to considor the crisis created at
riumo by Gabriolle D'Annunzio, con-
veued at 9:35 o'clock this morning. An j
adjournment waa token at noon and the I
session resumed at i o'clock, continuing
Baron Sonnino, former foreign min-
ister, and Signor Turati, socialist leader J
were not present.
King Emmanuel presided at the con
f etence, 'sitting fttween Premier Nltt
and FofO'iRn Minister Tittoni.
Nitti was the first speaker, the Epoca
roported today. The premier is said to
have acquainted the council with tho I
facts in the government's possession
fncting the internal ; and foreign eitna-'
tion. He also told of tho probable eco-
nomic and political consequences of the
Nitti was followed bv the foreign min
ister, who explained the latest consct
sions Italy has submitted to the peace
conference and expressed regret, Becom
ing to the Spoca, that President Wilson
had not replied to the Italian proposals.
Tittoni is quoted cm saying that the
peace contorcnee wouio ncsitate to :
ognizo Fiume as a part of Italy, espe
cially after D'Annunzio's occupation of
tho ctiy, for foar that Czecho-Slavnk
be Suspired to take drastic s tens ,
demands for Tschchen, that Jugo-!
..I"" ifCLTtt.wWH r
to Klna-enfurt and Hadeskberg, that
Greece would press her ' demands for
Thrace and Rumania would insist on her
claims to Banal. Tittoni is said to hsv.j
FlZelnevUaWy woulu S.
Lightning Too Slow For
Deschutes rire rignters
Even lightning isn't fast enough to
beat the fire fighters of the Deschutes
National forest to it. N. G. Jacolwon.
supervisor of tho Deschutes forest who Workers have been denied the right to
was a-visitor in the office of State For- hold meetings." .
ester F. A. Elliott admits it himself. Senator Sterling asked whether the '
Several firos started by lightning purpose of preventing meetings in tho -strikinir
in the tops of trees in the forest strike district was not to prevent flls-,
have been checked before the blaze order. ' -
could get to the ground, nccora.tg to j "The purpose," said Gompers, "Is to
Jaeobson. . . prevent the men from furthering their
, The cffiic.enc.y of nis lire ngnunst
crew and tho alertness of his lookouts
has held fire losses down to a minimum
during the past season, according to
Jaeobson, only 77 acres being burned
ever in 35 fires which have been started.
Eastern College Football
Season To Open Saturday
New York, Sept. 2fi. (United Prens.V
King Football will kick off , in the
opening of th0 1919 season tomorrow.
.Five eastern collegiate teams will
make an early bid for recognition from
a sporting world that is seething with
world scries interest.
Harvard mocU) Bates at Cambridge;
the Army opens with Middlcbury at
West Point; Dartmouth battle Spring
field Y. M. C. A. at Hanover; Brown
lines up against Rhode Island State at
Providence, and Washington and Jeffer
son meets Geneva nt Washington,
$20,009 PostedFor Leonard
To Meet Tendler At Trenton
Trenton. N. J.
- Sept.. 2(kr-An. offer
of $20,000 was made today by the
Trenton A. C. for a Benny Leonard-
Lew Tendler eight round bout to be-
stagod here in November.
In the all-important Pittsburgh
trict reports today indicated that soma
men were returning to work in many -mills.
-In -the other steel areas, neither'
side appeared to be gaining appreciably
except at Canton, Ohio, where 1200 men -Were
said to have voted in favor of jo"
ing back Sunday.- . '
Shots were exchanged between strike
sympathizers and police at Clairton, Pa
today when men goiifg ,to work were
fired upon. Three striker sympathizers''
were Brrewted.. , , - . f
Samuel Gompers took the stand in the i
senate investigation at Washington to"
day and declared that the issue ef steel -strike
is the right of labor to be heard
bv it emnlovers.
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: By Raymond Clapper '.t :.'-..
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
' Washlnirton. SoDt. 26. The steel
strike was inevitable because years of
oppression and brataJity to.tha woker
fcrf rmi-H thnm t runtt; ftuaiul 1
ue(t head of the Amorioan Federation ;
of Labor, told the senate labor commit
tee investigating the steel strike today.
It was a choice of whether it would -
imdcr lendershiO '-iff -men of moves -
hilltv or some one who misrht SOTina ud .
ttt tne momct,M said the labor ehief. .
omri. ..Wired that steel eomnanlos
af-,baritained with ship lines to brine in
tornaa labor to drive out hlaher naid'
Am(1,i h it.d l.Wk nifftnra
of working condition in the mills.
After describing his own efforts and
those of President Wilson to secure tho
workcrs a conference with Judge Garv ,
of the steel corporation, Gompers de-'
clared the closed shop was not one of
the strikers.' demands.
Gompers declared tho steel eormra-i
tion maintained an elaborate espionage
system over its men, as part of its plan
to prevent unionization, '
"They had detectives, spotters, agents .
od f olfOW6'd theB1 -
" ' ' rQ
commit overt acts, to st4e premature., '
and provocateurs," said Gompers, "who
or do something because of which they
conld be discharged.
"Men were discharged because they
' ' Men on their way td: attend meet-
ings to discuss union organization, have,
had to pass between lines of atoel com- ,.
pany detectives and thugs. Halls where
they planned to hold meetings have bees
locked and the meetings broken up, the;
men beaten and injured.
"Since I came here today I have been
informed, that at McKecsport, P-., tho
interests in this controversy."
INK DEPOSED BUI ;
NOT KILLED, KIT
Basle, Sept. .26. (United Press.) A.'
dispatch to the; Europa-. Press from Co-
penhagen reports that Nikolai Leninr
bolshevik premier, has been overthrown .
and imprisoned in the Kremlin at Mos- "
sow. People 's ('ommissary Dorehinsky
is in powor and is occupying Moscow,
the report states.
London, Sept. 26. The Paris eorre
spondent of th0 Central News Agcney
reports that the rumors of the assassina
tion of Nikolai Lcnine, Russian bolslie-
vik premier, circulated on the bourse
yesterday, are without confirmation. .
'Roy Lathrop was seriously injured
near Grants Pass when a silago cutter
flew to pieces, portions of the metal .
.striking him on the head.
The Talent irrigation district will
have water on 3500 of the 8500 acres la
the district by next spring.