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FORTY-SECOl- YEAR NO. 243.--EIGHT PAGES.
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1919.
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Wild Rumors of Permanent
Disability of President
Not Founded on Fact
By Hugh Baillie
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, Oct. 14. Investigation by the United
Press in an effort to ascertain just how ill President Wil
son is and whether the many rumors" with regard to his
condition have any foundation in fact, today showed the
1 Officials in close touch with per
sons who frequently sec the prcsidont
declare they believe he will bo back at
his desk transacting executive business
within n month or six weeks.
2 N0 matter what may have caused
his-illness, ho is getting well now and
lias been showing steady improvement
for the last week, according to the in
formation at the White House.
3 Senators who are in good stand
ing at tho White House and who are
presumed-to have access to information
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SPENDS RESTLESS NIGHT
Washington, Oct. 14, (United
Press.) President Wilson's con
dition this morning wus good, al
though ho did not have a restful
night, according to a statement
issued by his physicians at 1:1:15
The statement said:
;. ' ' The president did not ha ve a
restful, night last night. His
restlessness was caused by a
'swelling of the prostato gland,
a- coiidtion from which, ho has
suffered In the past' and which
has been intensified more or less
by lying in bed. His general
condition, however, is good. As
noted" yesterday, his tempera
ture, pulse, respiration, heart
action and blood pressure are
The statement was signod by
j Drs. Grayson, Euffin and Stitt.
Dr. Gayson said tho condition
described in his bulletin is not
uncommon among men of ad
. vauced years and should not bo
regarded as a serious affection.
there, say he is at the present tiin
handling some executive matters.
4 Reports that he never will com
pletely recover and suggestions that he
should step aside and let the vice-president
take his place are condemned in
' administration quarters as political
torpedoes designed to shake the faith of
his supporters in him and in he league
of nations. .
5, Although there has been no official
denial of the reports that he suffered
a lesion of the brain, a blood clot or
apoplexy, the impression given is that
what caused his illness is not the main
consideration now: that he is on the
road t recovery and that this is the
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STATE CLUBS TO
MEET IN SALEM
Due to the efforts of Manager T. E.
McCroskey. of the Salem Commercial
clubs, the semi-annual convention of the
State Secretary's association, represent
ing all commercial elubs in Oregon, will
be held in this city November 17 and 18.
Mr. McCroskey attended a preliminary
meetiug of the association in Portland f
Monday. ' j
"It didn't take much work on my'
part' Mr. McCroskey said Tuesday.
"It seems that Marion county leads
all otter counties in the state when t
comes to commercial club development.
fco it was generally agreed to come to
Salem, where Hie. other secretaries ex-
Iect to leurn something."
It is 'generally, felt, Mr. McCroskey
stid, that the activities of the Commer-
cial club here havB set the pace for tho
other organisations in the Mate.
The importance of holding the conven
tion here is readily seen when it is
pointed out that Salem is the center of
the state, in the opinion of the other
elubs, for commercial leadership.
.A program for two dtys is being ar-
ranged fur th? convention. It will con- 0 the same length between Canby and
sist, in part, of familiarizing all 'sec-. Aurora. All of the detours have been
tions of the state, through the visiting eliminated and the only rough road
"club men, of the industrial and civic, encountered ig in the vicinity of Bar
development of the capital city. jlow.
UPON WILSON'S ILLNESS
Drug Addict Who
Back In Asylum
' May Hayes, drug addict who escap
ed from the state hospital here tho
night of October 3 by crawling through
two transoms is again back in the
institution today after, making auother
sensational escape while being returned
to the institution Monday night.
Tho Hayes woman, who was caught
in Portland Monday, was turned over to
a hospital attendant who had gono to
Portland after another patient. On the
same trip a third patient was also
turned over to the attendant. The trip
to .Salem was made without difficulty
and the attendant and three patients
. were on their way to the hospital in
a taxicab late last night when the
Hayes woman opened tho door of the
speeding taxi and made another break
she was located tins mora
ing at a farm house two miles south of
Ucrvais and taken into custody.
DRIVE FOR HELP
By Don E. Chamberlain
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
San Francisco, Oct. 14. King Albert
of Belgium opened here today his drive
for American credit for Belgium.
Speaking at a luncheon, the king in
a characteristic, brief speech touched
upon the sufferings of Belgium, point
ing out that her recovery moans lots
of hard work, and concluded with an
appeal for American help. The king's
speech follows: ,
'F come from a country sorely tried
by war u country v.nere they feel al
ready the approach of winter. Here I
find this magnificent city bathed by a
radiant sun, and the distinguished gen
tlemen who receive me here are friends
How shall. I express the emotions
' 1 teel ln filing myseu nere with suen
1 wa welcome ? From the bottom o fray
1 1 Ll
osity towards Belgium.
''I salute with profound gratitude
the. name of Herbert Hoover.
"In her history San Francisco has a
page from which Belgium may learn a
great lesson. Ai'tei me frightful cat
astrophe of 1900 the city so deeply
smitten did not lose courage and in a
few years she raised herself from her
ruins, richer, more beautiful than ever.
''Belgium also reconstructs little by
little her factories that were destroy
ed by enemies. But tho work of her
economic reconstruction will be long
and arduous. Her determination to live
i causes her to strain every effort. She
jasks the sympathy and help of those
powerful friends who have already
aided her in her misfortune."
PACIFIC HIGHWAY TO
PORTLAND NOW OPEN
Motolitt, itivi to yort,and from
Salem m aow ake ,he trj over
roads whieh are aved aU but miies
,f the distance, is the report made to-
day by Harry W. Scott, Harlcy-Dav-
idson dealer hee.
Mr. Scott made the trip over the
Pacific highway Sunday, leaving Sa
'em at 7:30 o'clock in the morning and
""tumilng Sunday evening. He went as
t on-.,..:ii .1.. s.i i.;.
far as Bonneville, on the Columbia
The highway route ' between Salem
and Portland on the east side is" now
open for the entire distance, Scott
says. And the onlv-sections which are
Dot paved are the one of six miles be
tween haleni and Brooks and a stretch
In Highway Bonds
Another $1,000,000 worth of
state of Oregon" four and one
half per eut highway bonds
will he offered for sale by the
state, highway department at
its meeting in Portland No
vember 4. Notices to bond buy
ers are being sent out today.
. The bonds will he in denomi
nations of one thousand dol
lars each, maturing serially
twenty five thousand dollars
April 1, 19i!ti, and a like amount
each October 1 and April 1
thereafter. These bonds are
issued under the authority of
au act passed by the last legis
lature and are a part of tho
ten million dollar road bond act
under which three million dol
lars worth of bonds have al
ready Iboen issued.
LETTS HOLD RIGA
London, Oct. 14, (United Press.)
Lettish troops still aro holding Riga in
tho most recent fighting to bo reported
in dispatches reaching here today. They
are- said fo have held the city .firmly
Sunday night when the Germans failed
repeatedly in attempts to eross the
Dwln river into tho cit proper. ; .
Reports from Hclsingfors today said
Colonel Bermondt, cooperating with the
Germans in their attack against the
Letts, had erossed the river above Riga
and was concentrating his troops on
Reports say that opposite Riga (he
Germans hoisted a white flag Sunday,
but the Letts did not heed the truce of
fer and continued firing. Dispatches
describe the Letts morale as being of
the highest character. Their govern
ment has been moved to Wonden, fifty
miles northeast of Riga.
Allied cruisers are aiding in the de
fense of Riga, according to a Lettish
Gonoral Lefidoner, commander in chief
of the Esthonian army, declared in an
interview that Esthonia would fight
with all her resources if General Von
Der Golf)! advanced north of Riga.
HOUSE BETTER TODAY
New York, Oct: 14. (United
Press.) Tho condition of Col
onel Edward M. House, Presi
dent Wilson's confidential ad
viser, was slightly improved this
morning, physicians at the col
onel's home here said. - -
Mayor Drowned; Present
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 14. While police
men and deputy sheriffs dragged Lahc
Washington this morning for the bodv
of Mrs. Bertha. Elinoire Miller, wife of
Walter P. Miller, former deputv sheriff
and official photographer with Explorer
Dr. Frederick Cook on tho Mount Me
KUnley expedition in 1906, the husband
is held a prisoner at he county jail.
Mrs. Miller was drowned about 1
o'clock Monday afternoon while she audi
her husband were crossing the lake to a
sanitarium to prove or disprove Miller V
accusation that his wife was a drug ad
dict. She was a former wife of Mayor Geo.
Baker of Portland.
Miller was grilled by the police for
two hours but satisfied them that be
was blameless of his wife's death
Two hours after Miller was released!
by the police he was re-arrested by dep
uty sheriffs who asserted that they
fosmd bloodstains inside and outside the
launch in which Miler and his wife were
According to Miller, he was adjusting
a faulty .sptrk on the launch engine
when he felt he boat list sharply.
"The first I knew that mr wife was
'overboard was when I turned around
Men Advised To Fulfill Their
Contracts With Govern
ment, At Least.
HOPE TO PREVENT WALK
OUT BY- COMPROMISING
Interstate Commerce Sub
Committee Holds Agree
ment As Binding.
Washington," Oct. 14. Coal miners
who aro threatening to strike were
warned today that their contract with
the government is binding and should
be f ulfullod, in a statement by Senator
Frelinghuysen, New Jersey, chairman
of the senate -committee .investigating
the coal situation. ;
. The interstate commorce sub-commit-too
held a meeting late yesterday at
which the .views' of Secretary of Labor
Wilson and Director General . Hines
were presented. . . , ,
Senator Frelinghuysen issued the fol
lowing statement today: . .
'(.Tho secretary stated that as a gov
ernment official he is engaged in plans
by which he hoped to adjust matters.
In this the committee will cooperate
with him to avodd a situation so disas
trous to the country.; The committee
will decide in a few days what further
action it will take, if any.
( SnPfllf !n Cf fnv f tiamufill.'na fl.a .nm.
mittee called attention to the contract
negotiated by Dr. Garfield, fuel ad
ministrator,' between the - bituminous
opeiators and the-miners and the pres
ent wage Male which runs- during the
yond April 1, 1 920." "The committee
feels very decidedly that the contract
is binding and should be fulfilled,
therefore no. action will probab y be
taken for the present until the cere.
trv' Wni.t. Vnii '
Congressional investigations of indu
trial troubles wero denounced as p.
erating to encourage strikers by Sen-
ator Myers, Montana, durine senate
The only result o these nnvcstiga
tions seems to be to encourage strik-
ers and agitators m their violations of I .t j,ftve decided to end all m trou
the laws," Myers said . lb,e(( v,u aeed not Iopk for ' ri
Sena or Thomas, Colorado, complain- t b d Theu after signjng it
gations eXPnSe lnVCTtl"rcuce, he added in a rough H.rnwl.
This 'debate occurred during consid- "li is no u,e o Mother anybody about
eration of a resolution . by Senator' thls becaoso it useless.
Poindcxter, Washington, asking the at-1 The ' troubles" mvntioned in tut
torney general for information regard- ucll! l;t'3 believed' by authorities U '
ing alleged failure to depart anarchists action taken by his wife to see'iio a
and advocates of sedition. .... j divorce. What other mutters may con-
Weaning of the United States army stitute any inconvenience for hi.n are
uniform in strike demonstrations at not. kuewn by officials.
Gary also brought a protest. Senator I Hoberts wat reponud sen in Sale;n
ITiomas, declared the war department ffalu'rd-, but no evidence to sub-tnuti
should make an immediate inquiry in
to tne tiary incident ana that if neces
sary a law should be passed forbidding
wearing of thc uniform in such circum
STRIKERS AGAIN RIOT
Youngstown, O., Oct. 14. One man
was shot, many beaten nnd .acvcrnl ar
rested when strikers clashed with city
police at the Ohio works of the Carnegie
Steel .company here early todfiv. The
riot was precipitated when police at-
tempted to disperse a crowd of men who
wo tnnin rr.tm ll inir wO W.r-
Held by Police
from the engine and saw her in the
water, " Miller told the police after the
"I glowed down the boat and turned
her around. I was nervous end slowed
down too late and the launch ran right Seattle, Wash., Oct. 14. Four Alas
over her. I tried to grab her as she was kan Indians arrived here this morning
under the launch but I failed. Then I
heard a kick from the propeller and I
ran to the stern, thinking she had been
caught in the propeller. All I found was
her co-t, caught in the nropeller blades.
I never saw her after that.
"Talk about trouble' My Ood. man,
I have had trouble without end. I have
sone from town to town to get away
from it only to be followed everywhere
by my wife and more trouble. There is
no Bther woman mixed in the case. I
have had enouirh trouble with one with-
out mixed no with any more. I went to
San Fr;'.neiscn to !?et away from her
and cam hack here to escape but she
In explanation of h b'ond stains
found on the launch. Miller paid that he
had cut his hand when he attempted to
pass a line to the steamer Atlnnta after
the propeller of the launch had become
Maker of Bombs Sent Thru
Mails In May Day Plots Is
Held By Federal Off icers
Gary, Ind, Oct. 14.-Army officers here said today
there was small chance of riunding up the entire band of
bombers suspected of having made Gary their headquar
ters in their May Day and
were grinea runner in an enorx iu
uncover tho entire plot. Officers be
lieved possibly a powder factory here,
now dismantled, may have unwittingly
supplied the plotters with . their ex
plosives. , .
Army men refused to go further than
to state they believed some of the plot
ters were under arrest. !ctaua of the
attempted reign of terror and1 the mo
tives back)f it were withheld. ,
Incendiary lieratiire. scattered over
Gary was said to have been printed in
Chicago. No print shop here would ad
mit handling the appeal of ' ' The Com
munists" for an uprising such as had
taken place in Russia.
The man who made the bombs, mail
ed under the "Gimbel brothers" ia
bel, is now reported to bo under arrest,
but a largo number of his confederates
ore still at liberty.
The . bomb which wrecked! one en
trance of the fedoral building in Chi
cago last spring was laid to Anton
G-orski, taken by the soldiers and lat
er reloased to assist in the. capture of
tho master bomb maker, "Ivanhoff."
iTo "Ivanhoff" was laid tie manufac
ture of the bombs used May 1 and
those distributed a month later. Both
are young Russians.
The mysterious disappearance flof
Clarence W. Bobcrts, 42,'of Mill City,
for two- wt'ks,-.waa no fearer. , solution
Tuesday than at any time before. The
!fh h ,a b rBlatives that he might
,"J, . ., , . ,,j
, ha committed auicid eis J
credulous by Sheriff W. I. Noedham,
deputies who aro worTiing on the
; case, although Koberts. left a note hmt
ing that he might take his life.
lioborts disappered from his home at
Mill City the t-ight of October 3, leav
ing a nore addressed to a broter, JbY a.
i Hobwt nt Klmira, Or. The note reads;
ate this report has I tot uncovered by
Hheriff Necdham, who believes that
MILL CITY MAN S
loberts has not committed suicido, but, vinced Tooley met with foul play, huv
mtlier, has merely withdrawn from the iujr been unableto find any trace of
cu-.iiL unty until he dhorcc procjclings him.
are over. I Tooley, two woeks ago, told his sister,
Before departing Roberts , left his with whom he lived, he had been drink
money and watch in his shack nenr.inij with o gang of bootleggers; that
camp 22, Mill City; made a chock for they had robbed him of $50 while he
the remainder of his money in a. hank Uvea drunk. He declared he would get
to his daughter; and nsked tho foreVianihis money back or cause tho. arrost of
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n.i :a i. - i.i I.- tn .3
aam ;.")' -
thea COme bock.
Altlmugh Mr. Roberts had been m the
habit of carrying a gnu, it is not bo-
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lieved that he used it to. tunc his lite.
Ho Is described as being 12 years ;ld,
flvA feet. 11 lii.lies tnll. weirrhiiic IflO
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tpounus, una ui me lime oi nin ri: - .i(. -
Ipearance wore a dark coat, blue slnrt,
blue oveiulls, and a light hat.. Ordi
narily ho is smooth shaven.
Accoiding to his brother, F. B. Rob
erts, he had threatened on several occa
sions to commit suicide.
Alaska Indians Coming To
Chemawa Arrive In Seattle
from an Indian colony at Hydaborg,
near Ketchikan, en route to the Che
mawa Indian school near Salem, Oregon,
They were met at the dock when they
stepped ashore from the steamer Hanta
Ana by J. H. Mork, of the city jjivenile
dept-.rtment, and taken to the safety
building until they left for Portland.
One boy and three girls composed the
party. They will study three years be
fore returning to their homes in tho
British Evacuation Of
; 'North Russia Completed
London, Oct. 14. -(United Press.)
British evacuation of North Russia wail
complete today. The last transport
rvine British troops left Murmansk Sun-
Jay. King George today telegraphed his
'congratulations to General Bawlinson.
"Colonel W. S. Mapes refused to dis
cuss tho arrests. Ho declared his ef
forts to run down all suspects had been
seriously hampered by publication of
the fact that he was xlose on the trail
of the alleged plotters.
All men arrested since the military
assumed control of the situation aro
held incommunicado. Paul OlaBer, at
torney for tho striking steel workers,
was refused permission to see the men.
iColonol Mapos declined to give out
names of the men-held, whore they
were' arrested,' or'tha number under ar
rest, or why they were held.
d'roviously, however, he had infom
ed newspapermen, that the maker of
the Gimbol brothers bombs was among
the men taken onto custody.
The man is aid to have been iden
tified by tho peculiar construction of
bombs found in the basement of his
Vernal machine which omloded on the 1
doorstep of Attorney Oenonal A. Mitch.- r-A rignt over tno moor group s reso
ell Palmer's house in Washington. lutfon for mediation of the steel strike
IT m,fe Sf!f , le: 8 the business before the afternoo.
steel mills at Gary untU the strike was S('ssion of th industrial peaee eonfer
callcd and was one of the most violent ence today-. Adjournment-was taken
agitators in connoctlon with the strike 12:30 ! m- for hmcn aftflr "otion
before the ariival of federal troops. , to refer the resolution, back to the gen-
eral commrttee had been defeated by
mm I unanimous voto of the threo groups 1-
MaVnara riODS Urr,bor, capital and the, pubUe. ..?: .
' j - There were rumors during the luneh
J? l7IJrrh MloA nat labor wns P'oparotl to quit
jn MXeiUm M llgni thoonference in case the resolution is
j voted, down this afternoon.
fTyrJl) in A ffffnnftn No member of the American Federa--''
lJ tc tion of Labor block was willing to -
' :" . firm this, although most of thorn talked
. I pessimistically. One. of the railroad
Sun Francisco, Oct. 14. (United
Press) Lieutenant Belvin W. May
uard: first to complote the first heat
of the transcontinental air race, hop
ped off for mncraincnto on tlho return
journey to Miueola at 1:24:30 this af
ternoon. Mavnard wag the first flyer to start
the"sec0ita heat.'"' "'v .. .
Maynard said "Wh)ili!i'Mohnni Cline-,
was warming up the motor that he was
suro that with continued good luck he
would boat the time established by
Captain IiOWoll H. Smith in his east
wurd flight. . .'
In the loHaviland 4 with, Maynard
and Cline was "Trixie,'" the Gorman
war dog, that always . accompanied
Maynard headed straight across the
bay for Sacramento and disappeared
from Bight in a few minutes.
THREAT TO EXPOSE IS
DEATH TOKEN, BELIEF
Portlund, Or., Oct. 14. Following his
threat to expose bootleggers who, he al
leged, robbed him, Ernest Tooley, 25,
disappeared two weeks ago and is still
The police aro now thoroughly con-
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FIGHTER WOULD BE COUNCILMAN j
I . iriis-LM r t vrlt
I i;ieveiann, unio, vci. it. onnny jvn-
banc, featherweight champion, is
, through fiirhtinir until after tho Cleve -
1 .1 nlnndflna VnimmtiflM A. .TimiVlU
,jimu ri.,Lwi,o, i"t....,. v
Dunn, his manager, announced today.
iS.uuano is a canuiume lor u.e couu-
!cil and ho Is giving all his time to clec-
Germany Refuses to Assist
Allies In Food Blockdrid of
Soviet Russia as Requested
By Carl D. Groat
li n i mi..,i -j Tt, .1
Berlin, Oct. 13.-(Delaycd.)-The al
lies have poposed an international eoM ,lot be a T,arty to an action which
blockade against soviet Russia. Thejuid rMult in a starvation blockade
suggestion was made to Germany today 'such as she,horself had suffered.
in a note which also was addressed to
Austria und neutral countries.
Tho note's receipt hero followed the
allies most recent not0 to Germany de -
fining their tttitudo toward the Ualtic.it was learned tiermany mignt suggest
'tiuatiou and the presence of General rn international commission to seek a
Von Per Uoltss' troops. - : course of harmony "in tho spirit of the
The communication proposing the battue of nations." :
blockade on bolshevik Russia asked i The allies' answer to the latest Ger
what measures Germany was prepared . man note with regnrd to the Baltic sit
to tnke in assisting tho movement. At j nation brs lessened the tension in Oer
first, it was stated officially here that many. While the allied attitude wa
Germany was willing to eoipcrate but jdocidcdly firm, the Gomans consider it
was incapable of extensive measures. was friendly and do not expect" the
. Tho feeling late, however, as express- blotk.idc to be renewed. t'j
Labor Delegates May Qit
Conference If Proposal Is
COMMITTEE REFUSES TO
COMMENT IN REPORTING
'Conference Adopts Reavutica
Expressing Sympathy For
vvasningion, uci. n.-mioa r.,
.brotherhood delegates, howover, saul
that whilo tho brotherhood men wera
not prepcred to leave the conference o
that issue, ho had been given to under
stand that was the disposition of the
American Federation of Labor men.
The central committee reported with
out recommendation the resolution enll
iui.r for the mediation of ,the steel strike.
Chairmnir Chadbonrne of the" eentral
committee, in making the report, an
nounced that tho resolution had been
nmendod in committee to provide that
the membership of the proposed media
tion committee be composed of either
members of the present conferne or non
inmhers. He said that a majority of two
groups in the committee had voted
nninst recommending the adoption of
the resolution, A majority of all the
members of tho committee, howover,
had voted to report the resolution wi'V
oul recommendation. , . . ,..
Tho conference today adopted a reso
lution expressing sympathy- wifh Presi-
ilent Wilson in his illness. This was
tho first measure On which the eonfrr-
nce voted by croups, chairmen of the
(rroutM vnt'ii" "nve.M The reso-
luHon wag introduced bv th.( employers
To prevent nnn'ithorizcrt strikes. TjOh'i
Titus of Pan Frnnciscu today introflu.'.'fl
in the cof'"nce a reno'r.rlon sshin?
"..'.cress t ci e the 'Ichor (M'pert.rnn';
"iithnrtiv to fn"e nil ""ions to hold
Kent i,ili ,t hotnrp e"'""" strik ;
Tlinnins D . ..Trn nf rt,..(.o (nt-n.
fl'ied H rflnlfion nrnviflii' tltft rin
rOnves nf foAwv. Fn "" mt,.tM
envemmnnts bc-'e'l fm m-m'y
sVinnin or nWififn" wt't' wwir'.-W-"
.mtn"- Bti-i1'" n rft.t'td ff if,ir
Tto'h dniTntes pro "n-nl1-. rf
.ro'.n int.rniti' Tt
"xnlnined hts shnn'd v" "vd
Orrt .a fcfifl rlnplded to suv-
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WAflr,nrnq pf,iir vt" vrTi
,1,vte'l C(qlfP. Kvo
, fn tft ,, . ,..
ed by responsible authorities, was that
Oermanv ouiht to decline as a matter er
'principle. It was stntcd that Germany
: '.,,, ., t0 the a:,ics thr.t she
uermany aiso is nuremi io pu' --
jthat tho non-bolshevik elements would
suffer as much under the bloekad ma.
!tho bolshcviki. As a counter propestl.