1 5250 CIRCULATION (25 000 READERS DAILY) Only Circulation in Salem Guar-' anteed by the Audit Bureau of ' Circulations. ' FUU LEASED WIRE DISPATCHES ' SPECIAL WILLAMETTE V ALLEY NEWS SERVICE . ( VrWW P I . II Vhuivi livvsk 41 ' Oregon: Tonight fair and eeol- er; heavy fcpst east portion; - Sunday fair; gentle northerly winds. , - - ; , , , - For the 24 hours ending at 8 o'clock this morning: Max imam 64, minimum 52; rainfall .4 inch; . river 1.3 foot below zero, fall-. i"g. FORTY-SECOND YEAR CONDITION OF wiLSori shows UTRE CHANGE President Spends "Fairly Restful Night" Is Report OfPnysician. CROWDS AT ST. LOUIS AND ON ROUTE UNSEEN Tram, Now Travelling On Special fane, Due In Wash ington Sunday. ; Aboard the President's Train, Iudian apolis, Ind., Sept. 27. "The president's condition is about the same," Dr. Gray con announced shortly after 10 o'clock Ifiis morning. "He has had a fairly rest ful night. " ; " 'It was understood President Wilson probably would remain in bed today. The president, who is suffering from nervous exhaustion and is being rush ed back to Washington .on his special train, Was taking a nap about o'clock this morning. - i ,.i .,. Dr. Grayson moved into a room on the. presidential private car Mayflower last night and did not leave the car even to issue his morning bulletin. It was sent out. Wilson is as comfortably situated ns could be expected aboard the train. His loin is commodious, with a double bed. His physician occupies a room just a few stops from the president's room, Grayson's final word last night was that the president's condition was un changed. Before midnight the light in the president's bed chamber was out, tindicetine he. might be sleeping. ' " -i With the way cleared, and a pilot en gine ahed, the president's train was making good time toward Washington. Heretofore it has been operated as tho second section of regular trains, but for the unexpected dash for Washington il is dispatched ns a special train. Tho si hedule called for it to reach Washing ton early tomorrow. Dcspte the faet the schedule was not made public, there were crowds at ev ery station up to late hours last night. Some difficulty was experienced in pre venting a noise being made around the ear. . There was cheering und a number of people demanded to sec the presi dent. Mrs. Wilson was in constant attend ance on her husband, just as she has always been with him on the tour, when h,e was receiving the chens of thou sands. The presidential train slipped into St. Louis unannounced and wr.ited on a sid ing at the outskirts while the train crew was shifted and engines were changed. There was no crowd to greet the train. A few stragglers curiously watched it. , Special policemen and Beeret service men threw a cordon about the train on its arrival here and a detail of police was placed on bridges nnd vital points eu route until the train departed forty minutes later. From St. Louis the presi dential trnin goes to Torre Haute, Ind., then to Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. mounts a TO EVACUATE BALTIC Paris, Sept. 27. (United Press.) The supreme council of the peace confer ence today directed Marshal Foch to notify the Germans that their food sup ply would be cut off unless they imme diately evacuated the Baltic provinces. The allied warning to the Germans presumably is connected with the oper ations of General Von Der Goeltz, Ger man militarist, who has ben leading a force in the Bnltie states, apparently with the purpose of establishing German influence there. In response to allied inquiries as to his aeivities, the German government has replied that he was op erating as a private citizen and that the government was not responsible for his sctions. The supreme council instructed tlicar mistiee eommiwiion to permit the Ger mnnsto use fourteen German steamers, which will be delivered to the allies Ikter for the importation of oft. TOMATO WEIGHS TWO POUNDS (Capital Journal Special Service.) , Dallas, Ore, Sept. 27. M. J. Bcllan tyne of this e itr has an exhibit in a lo cal store a big tomato raised on his property on Hayter street.. The tomato weights two and one-qnarter pounds and measures 17 inches in circumference. NO. 229 TWELVE PAGES." Girls Confess to ; Twelve Robberies Following Arrest Portland, Or., Sept. 27 a ,o 13 year old, . bobiOod haired gi' essie Day and iRose Douglas," U" jonfessed to twelve sensational iea in Port land, according toSybliee. Arrested 17 m iutside Oregon City, Thursday, y ipany with, Mol comb.Weld, Lesf nrrcn and Gladys Wyatt,.all you g',H, the girls were brought to Poik $A and their confes sions, say the. officers, followed this morning. While one girl asked to ust the tele phone, her companion would rob the till of a business establishment, accord ing to the police, version. Tro , participants in this most un usual case appearing in police circles here in years are said to have secured more than $200 in cash, a. $100 liberty 'bond and many articles of clothing in, 'the various robberies. BRODiE AND LEA ARE HONED AS CANDIDATES With the announcement of S E. E. Brodie, editor of the Oregon City .Courier, that he is to be a candidate office of secretary of state at the com-; iug primary election tho political ru mor pot, wherein the state's political aspirants are "boiled and segregated, has commenced to bubble. Brodie 's candidacy has been defi nitely announced, it js understood, and among the consequent . guesses as to who will bo numbered among his com petitors the name of A. H. Lea, sec retary of the stute fair board, is prom inently mentioned. Another development in the politic al situation this week is the assertion that iRoy Ritner, senator from Umatil la county, has entered the contest for ! president of the senate in the coming I reorganization al the upper , house of the legi-slaturc.'Mr. iotner has been a visitor in Salem during the past week in company with J. J). Burgess, recent ly' appointed stato highway" commis sioner. .. FEEDING POND SITE I Condemnation proceedings to ac quire for the state the site of the Her man cree k feeding ponds, where the state fish and game commission has 'been feeding around 7,000,000 young salmon annually for the past five years, have been started by Attorney General Brown at the instigation of K. K. Cliuiton, master fish warden. The pond site, upon which the state has spent about $2000 in improvements, was recently appraised when the pro posal to purchase it was made, but the onnerjias so far refused to nccet the appraisement figures. Mr. Clantou, who has just made a do tailed survey of the locations for the proposed hatchery on the Santiam riv er, will make his recommendations on this project to the fish and game com mission while in the city. Two loca tions are being considered, one a short disfanco below Detroit and the other at the mouth of Stout .creek, just be low Mehuma. Recovery Of Fred Roalt ' From Injuries Expected T).....t J t- i Off T J. the hospital tins morning arc to the effect that Fred L. Bonlt, editor of -the Portland Newp, is steadily improving. His complete recovery is expected. Boalt was injured several days ago while indulging in an athletic exercise, when he ruptured a kidney. Physicians (gave up all hope for his recovery the ;day following the accident, but the news .paperman's strong constitution brought him through. Work Train Deolished In Wreck At Dallas Bunkers (Capital Journal Special Service.) Dr.llaa, Or., Sept. 27. The work train at the cement quarry consisting of an engine and three cars of loaded rocked were wrecked this week when the train when off the end of the trestle at the bunkers. The crew escaped Injury be yond a few scratches by jumping when they saw the impending disaster which was about to happen. The engine and ears dropped for e distnee of more than 50 foot sftcr leaving the trestle and were wrecked be yond repair. A new engine was tafeen to the auarrv Tuesday to take the place of the disabled me nnd the work is now proceeding smoothly. A 600-vard rifle ranae has just been ., f:ilJrts at Oregon Agri culture! college-. F N SUE BOUND Traffic Oa AO Lines Halts At Midnight And Whole Conn- try Paralyzed. OVER 500,000 MEN ARE , : AFFECTED BY WALK-OUT Food Ministry Springs Sur prse In Revealing Big Sur plus Food Stocks. -V . London, Sept, 27.-(United Pressor Great Britain today was. involved in the moat extensive .strike in the country's memory, . . - . ; " Stoppage of the entire railway sysTe. at midnight opened the first battle in Kugusu history directly between the governineut nd organized labor. Both sides were highly organized and were preparingtoday for a linish fight.' With more- than a million men af fected by the walkout and the country's whole transportation paralyzed, thc-gov- ernmont's first precautions today were to prepare against starvation. ike -food ministry sprang a big sur prise when it rovcalod tho existence of secret food reserves in London, wnleh, was estimated, 6,re sufficient to supply the city for six woeks. Stocks in otner parts of the United Kingdom, it was de clared, will enable Britain to submit for at least eight weeks. Motor lornv, stationed in all parts of the country, early" today begani operating between the seaports and food depots in the in- lund cities. TU. difficulty, of milk dis tribution offered the Worst problem, but an attempt will be . made to operate a few trains for tins purpose and it was believed the nation ' babies will be spared any .suffering. The government has established a vir tual food dictatorship, endowed with al most limitless powers. The navy will be used to help feed the,! country the first time in history the sea forces have been called to serve In such a capacity. The strike decision followed failure of desperate attempts at adjustment in oil day conferences between Premier Lloyd George, Minister of Transporta tion Gcddes-aua tho railway men. The public had interpreted the continued ne gotiations as an indication that an agree meut could be expected and was poorlv prepared today to meet tho problems of transport. . ' Old bicycles were dragged from store rooms and carried many persons to work this morning. The scarcity and expen sivencss of gssoliuo, however, prevented a general use of private automobiles. and, with none of the trains operating, Britain practically stood still. The war oitice last night suspended soldiers' loave .snd stopped demobiliza tion. The food ministry re-imposed the ra tioning of meat, bacon, sugar, butter, margarine and fixed the quantities of . meat, sugar and bread to be used at one , meal by restaurants. Wholesalers and retailors are required to consult the food controller before pkveing new orders. Under the authority of the defense of the realm act, the food controller an nounced owners of vehicles would bo re quired to turn thcin over to the govern ., ment if required. Refusal will be met, by official punishment. PIONEER AND NATIVE OF SALEM DIES TODAY W. W. Johns, a well known - harness maker of Salem, died at an early hour this morniao'- at the Salem " hospital. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis yesterday afternoon while attending to his business at his work bench. He wns born in Salem, February 6, 1808,' his pareuts having crossed the plains by ox team in 18:32. Besides sis wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrij George Van I.nauen nnd Mrs. T. 1.. Cnminiugs of Salein, one brother, Henrv Johns of ,Salcm and two sistcts; Mrs. Campbell of Seattle and Mrs. Krv- ant of Los Angeles. He was a member of the Salem Caiup .o. 118, Woudmcn of the World. The funeral services will be held Mon day afternoon at 2 o'clock atthe Rig don chapel. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. I R. O. Rice, butter maker for the Mt.l Angel creamery, won the gold medul for first prize at the state fair. UK 0 HATHA SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, Escaped Convict Is Arrested For Auto TheftToday Portland, Or, Sept. 27. .Winter Wil Ha, alias George Dumont, who escaf eu fruui the uregoa penitentiary at Sa lem August 23, was captured here this morning by Patrolman ileming. E. J. Hallberry, Willis' companion in an alleged' stolen automobile, was also arrested. The men jire said to have confessed to the theft of the automobile-, 14 tiros and sundry accessories, which liave been recovered by the police. Jl II E. CHURCH TO The 67th session of the Oregon An nual Conference- of the Methodist Episcopal church will be . held in 6alejn beginning Wednesday October 1 and closing Monday, .October 5. All ssssions will be held in the First Methodist church. , . . ;, ! ";' On tht.day before the opening, ses sion, the annuat meeting of the board of examiners will be hld, followed by the annual dinner trt 6:30 o'clock and a sacred concert t be given in the evening at the First Mothodiat church. The opening session of the confer ence will be addressed by Bishop Mat thew Simpson Hughes, who lias chosen for his address ' The Call to Evangel ism." Bishop Hughei Is president of the conference., . Dr. Carl Gregg Dbney, president of Wiillamette tiniversity, will speak Thursday evening. Justice Henry L. Benson is also ou the program for Thursday evening, to speak, on "A oice Cryiug in the Wilderness." One of the special events of tho con ference will be Thursday evening,' Oct. 2 when .services will be held with refer ence to the 75th anniversary of the founding of Willamette university, Dr. B. JU Steeves, , one ofyi. trustee .of the university, will ,Vi!dB at, this ser vices i Among the ' district superintendents who will attend arc 1 the following: James Moore, D. D., of the Eugene dis trict; H. J. Van Fossen, D. D; of the Klamath FaUs district; William. W. oun8son, 1).D., of the Portland disr triet and T. B, Ford of .the Salem dis trict. The following is the program for the conference: Monday September 29 '. 1 p. ni. .'onference examinations in all work to bo concluded by.., Tuesday Beptamber 30 4:30 V. m.. Annual meeting of the board of examiners. Albert S. fliscy, tuuLrniuu. . . 5:30 p. m. .Annual dinner of the board of examiners at The Spa. 7:30 p. m. A sacred concert Iby the choir and soloists of First .church, di rected by Prof. John B. Sites. Indiana Man To Supervise Own Funeral Before Death CrawfordsvUle, Ind., Sept. 27. James H. Houser, an aged farmer, living near here, wants to be assured that the ministerial comments on his life are satis factory and he wants to seo that his funeral is properly arranged. So next Sunday Houser will attend his own funeral. The pro cession will wind Blowlv over the hill to the Union Center chureh, where Hooter's personally se lected minister will extoll the deeds of the aged man. Houser has expressed the wish that no funeral services be held at the time of his death. i ABE MARTIN Mr. and Mrs Artie Small have . OPEN l!EXT WEEK 41 182i turned from a week end visit t' Mrg.jto the general education board, founded Link Gage, a' Bloom Center, an' report by him. to be used in improvement of that she's a charmiu' hostess an' ah ac- medical education in the United States. complishcd brewer. Beauty in on'His gifts to that organization now total georgette waist deep. about $300,000,000. . SEPT. 27, 1919. STEEL SUE WHCE Employes Of Bethlehem Com pany To Be' Called Oat Monday Moraing. S1MTE COiaTTEE TO HEAR GARY WEDNESDAY Belief Expressed Deadlock May Be Broken At "Round Table'' Conference. Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 27. Striko of forty thousand employes of the Bethle hem Steel company, was called, today by tho steel workers' national committee. The strike is to become effoctive at 6 o 'clock Monday morning, September 29. The action was taken after Secretary Foster had laid before the full commit tee his letter requesting, and Presloenv Grace's letter refusing a conference with the union, representatives. Foster declared Bethlehem stool em ployes were highly organized, and that his reports indicated they had voted i0 per cent in favor of the strike. Washington, Sept. 7 (United Press) -The senate labor committee, which is conducting tho Investigation into the steel strike, will hear the employers sido 6f the controversy next Wednesday when Judge Gary, head of the United States Stool Corporation, testifies. Labor's, side, the committeemen feci, hp s been presented by John Fitzpatrlck, leader of the strikers, and Samuel floin pers head';f tha, Americaji Federation of Labor, h. , ,...,? . During the recess of the "committee hearings efforts to get employers to agree to arbitration will gor forward. Fitzpatrick has already said thai an ngremenl ta arbitrate would bring the strikers back to the mills! , ' The arbitration statement was the one big thing that senators got from Fits patrick. From Gomoers tho committee learned: Thut the steel striko wns inevitable because of conditions in the industry. That labor was seeking Its "day In court." , There is a growing belief here that the strike, unless settled before that time, will be adjusted at the "round ta ble" conference October 6. Gary, Sept. 27. Gary, Bteol city, pre pared today for a supremo test Monday. On that date, it was announced, the Gary stel works will reo pen so far an possible. To guard against trouble belt ween workers and strikers, 300 Gary men,' largely ex-soldiers, formed themsolves into companies of specol police today. At the same time strikers urged their pickets to become more aggressive. Need for this, they said, was shown by the fact that many returned to work yester day. It wa. claimed that 2500 men i were within-the steel company's walls and that steel was being turned out. al though in smaller quantities than be- 'fore. IS SOUGHT BY DEALERS Chicago, Sept. 27. A request that the United States sugar equalization board hn emnoweruri in .aim tha nntii-a .Cuban suaitr crop and take stens to i force the iCuban ffovernment tn set il maximum price on sugar, today was under consideration by the Beet Sugar Manufacturers', association, in conven tion here. The alternative will be IS or 25 cent sugar by spring, they said. The convention has indicated it will refer the request to the president. Jn the face of 'a world shortage of sugar, delegates charged tho Cubans are holding their product for the high est, possible prices and have ignored the advice of their government to dis pose of the crop. ' . To make tho United States independ ent of Burope, the sugar men voted to contribute $100,000 for scientific re search in the cultivation of sugar beets. Rockefeller Makes Gift Of $20,000,000 To Board Xew York. Sept. 27. John D. Rocke- feller has made a new gift of $20,000,000 40,11(11) iOUE PRICE TWO 140,000 People See Fair Daring First Five Days Approximately 140.000 ' persons ' had visited the Oregon state fair when the gates closed last night, it was estimated by A. H. Lea, secretary of the fair association, this morning. The attendance, Mr. Lea explained, has been nearly one-third larger than over before, in the state fair's history and it is estimated that about 46,000 more persons have- already been on the grounds this season than were present Inst year. . . " - "It is so much, bigger, so much moro successful this year, that no comparison may be made with former seasons,'' he doclared. . Auditors are at work endea voring to ascertain tha amount of mon ey so far taken in, but accurate statis tics are at present unavailable. PETTY AT J D AUTO THEFTS KEEPING POLICE KG State fair times bring activo times to the police department of the city. : IF. W. Armsmier of 1740 Nebraska avenue reported yesterday that some one stole ins pusni cart last night, one that, he had fixed up on two bicycle wheels. . iRichard Coleman, with, . the Able Mfg. Co. at the state fair grounds, re ported the theft of a fiber too.l kit containing a lot of useful tools. He had no one under suspicion. '.Earl Anderson of 1460 State street, roportod that while his family was away from home attending the fair, some one had entered his house and stolon small change from, a dreasi drawer. . .: The police were notified that the ear: of E. Tooker, stolen the other eve ning, had been . located in Portland. The two young thieves are in custody and Mr. tooker was notified whqra, he could get his car., Mrs. J.: H. Campbell of 411 North Commercial street, reported that her home had been broken into yesterday whilo she was attending the fair and some very valuable papors stolen. Hazel Durgman of Falls City reported that there was stolen. from hor auto parked near the pavilion, a gray crav- enetto raincoat. Frank E. Welch of the Chevrolet Mfg. Co., of Portland, reported that his rain coat had been stolen at the Marion ho tel last night. He bad worn it but once and was hoping very much that the police might he able to locate it. ; . TO STEAL MOTOR CAR To tho desire to fwinkn a flitravntin between dances last evening at the ar mory, nnd tha fact. tht ha .11,1 ,...,!, one, accompanied by a frioiul, is duo ui im-.i mai iiarry j vy is now in possession of his Ford. Just as John Brophy and Harry Levy were inhalin,? the frmmmi nil) n..t,,i.i of the armory, Mr. Levy mentioned that ho had nnrkprl hia par vinui. fh. and just as' they happened to look in tne direction or tho car, they noted a VOUIlir ill Oil at thn 1hll anil ui.nflinr bUHy cranking. Without discussing the matter, Levy and Brophp made a quick run to the car. nropny paraiyzoa the youth at the wheel, threatening tn do Hprmiu rtm. age to his nose if ho moved. Levy's caiinuittte, toon ror the railroad yards but he was finally captured under a freight car. The two would-be auto thieves gave their tmrnnfl n. X.avrvannn Alls... John Taylor. They claimed they work- mi near i.orvams at nignts, Dut just happened to be in Salem and were about to take a little spin. Boy's Arm Broken By Fall From Ferris Wheel Friday Fulling a distance Iff 30 feet, Donald stickney, a student of tho state train ing school, yesterday reeeived a brok en arm and was taken to a local hos pital. , Young fltieknoy was riding On the fcrris wheel at. the state fair grounds when the bar which makes passengers secure, broke , letting him fall to the ground. ' It was estimated by the physician in charge that the lad's treatment would cost about $100. This amount! was paid by the ferris wheel manager. Independence Boy Dies Of Blood Poisoning On Trip Roseburg, Or., Sept. 27. Raymond Hceves, son of an Indpendence, Or., merchant, died here Thursday night ni the result of blood poisoning which he contracted while on a hunting trip tn the Tiller locality. CENTS ON TRAEfH AWD STANDS JIT CSHT UPON SPIRITS Arm in Annum UrrAIKLKUWU Ligfct Showers Of Ksnd2 Have No Effect Ucca At tendance Tcday. TRACK IN FKT SHAPE for auto::o:ie RACES uNicessioners 10 nave rcj Sway Dming fad Wfcd up This Evening. Light rains, failed utterly ia even moistening the spirits of Salem residents and viators Who have flocked today to the state fair grounds for maaufaetur- crs' and grange day. ' "' Chief interest Is plainly eonUsred ia what officials declare is the biggest event .of, its hind ever staged in the northwest-.-the automobile rases. Ten professional speed kings have entered the fastest makes of machines, and with the course undamaged by - infrequent rainfall, officials believe this afternoon will be easily the most interesting of the week. '. . , , Eleven hundred dollars will be given' to the auto racers alone, Contestants have appeared from various points lu the nortlfwest and such cars as tha Stuta Special, Romano Special, Duray Special, McDonnell Special, Bulger Speeia), Beckett Special, Comet BpoeSeJ, Lott Special, Oakland Special a4 the Beattlo Special will be seen.- "M .rue iirst auto rac this afternoon wrU ae tne non-stock free-for-all. Racing a mile against time, the four cars making; best time will be allowed to eater the i oveiu, iiie Australian jursini race. No prizes are off orcd for the first event. Twenty gypsies who had given offi cials much troublo during tho entire week, were this morning put off the grounds at tne order of Major William White, commanding the Oregon national guardsmen. Petty thiovery and a com mon desire to pet everything for noth ing, justified their enforced exit, Major White explained. It was also nee-. essar.y, the major explained, to dismiss from the grounds several fakirs wbo were running illegitimate gambling games. Tomorrow morning the 80 members of the guard will return to their homes in various parts of the state. Due to tha ruin of last night it was necessary for the men to move their tents into the Rtadium. Major Whito Is of the opinion that the fair board will provide for barracks in the near future. - v This evening it to be concessioners' night, and no special entertainment has been provided. It Is believed that the large crowds will spend the evening at tending the many shows to be found on the grounds. "No automobiles will be moved until this eveninir." said M. O. Wilkins, in charge of the auto show. "Saturday visitors at the fair will not be disap pointed by early departures of ears." Shortly after noon the crowd began filing into the grandstands. Horse nrnum begun at 1 o'clock instead of 1:30 aa formerly, nnd visitors were apparently anxious tn get seats for the auto races. PATTI, FAMOUS OPERA SINGER, DIES TODAY London, Sept. 27, Adelina I'atti, fa mous opera singer, died today at Croigy 'os castle, Breconshire, Wales. Adelina Patti, one of the world's most famous prima donnn, was born in Mad rid, but mode her debut at the Academy of Music ia New York, November, J8j!. Shu was 7o years old. I utti was further cmk'utcd to Americans, aside from her charms us a singer, by the faet that aha spent her childhood in the Unitud States. Patti had been married three time. She married her present husband, Baron Rolf Cederstrom in 1899. Previously she had wedded Marquis De Caux, in 18o8, nnd Signor Ernesto Nicolini, In. 1886. Nicolini died in 1898. Though born in Bpain, Patti was of Italian parentage. Her father Ralvatore Patti, was a Sicilian. Her mother, Cat erina Chicsa, was a well known Italian opera inger. i Patti retired in J07 and had spent most of her time since then at her estate in Wales.