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f NEWSPAPER telMtt THE LARGEST iilAllii CIRCULATION f 'Ay J m 4 THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR. SALEM, OREGON, 8ATUBDAY, MAT 17, 1913. PRICE, TWO CENTS. JJS a. -a. ' II 1 111 AAjAjAAA A, v.t'l n i i ii ni H n il u ti ir ii 11 t ti i MING 10 PERFECT A 4 Enthusiastic Meeting Last Night Planned for One ' Big Club, if Possible ! TO ORGANIZE, ANYWAY, , i ' 3ut Will First Make an Effort to I Beach Some Understanding With . the Illihee Clab. There was a goodly assemblage last night at the Board of Trade rooms, the occasion being the meeting pursuant to adjournment of those interested in or gauizirg a commercial club and who met for this purpose a week ago. The meeting was called to order by Chair mau B. J. Miles and the minutes of the first meeting were read and approved. The chairman then briefly stated the objects of the meeting for the benefit of those not attending last week, and ailed for a general discussion, and ex pression of ideas upon the subject. Since the meeting last week the ar rangements for conibiuing the Illihee dub and old Board of Trade have been completed, which cleared the situation somewhat. It was suggested by one, that the name Illihee, meant nothing to the "world at largo, that to got results for Salem, in advertising matter that the name Salem should be used. The Board of Trade as a name was objected to be cause to most people of the east it meant the Chicago Board of Trade, the ' rdggest gambling outfit in America. . Col. Hofer spoke forcefully and elo quently on the necessity of having a -wide awake, active commercial club that would act promptly and vigorously in all matters pertaining to the better ilNinent of the eity, and pointed out some of the mistakes we have made. His septlments-wero hoartily app'auded. However, before this argument or discussion rtarted) a resolution was of fered for the purpose of getting the matter In shape for consideration, in ef fect that "this meeting proceed to form a commercial club." Mr. Lowe and other objected to form ing a commercial club just now, Bug (testing that "wo wait until we 'see "what the Illihee club arrangement ac complishes." Mr. Taber suggested that a committee lie appointed to confer with the Illihee club to see if some plan could not be agreed upon by which all could unite with tho Illihee club in oue great solid organization on a broad basis. Others made many suggestions, some of them very good, but they pertained 1o the courao of the club once formed, lather than to its organization. The general consensus of opinion, liowover, was that if any arrangement could be made with the Illihee club that would pormit tho forming of one big, broad organization, it would be the better plan. A motion was made that a committee of five be appointed by the chair to confer with the Illihee club, talk the whole matter over with its officials and if possible arrange a plait for combin ing with them. This motion was am ended authorizing the committee to act as a ways und means committee, and to embody in its report, if arrangements could not bo made with the Illiheo club a plan of organization with as much information as posRiblo as to raising the necessary funds for putting the club on its feet. The amendment and motion as amonded passed. Tho chair man to name the committee later, and the meeting adjourned subject to the call of tho chairman. There was much enthuisnsm and tho determination to see that Salem had a wide awake active commercial club, alive at all times to Salem's best Inter ests, was iiiurh in evidence. Moose Members Boosters. Although organized but two yenrs ngo, the Moose lodge of Snlcm has out stripped even the Salem Board of Trade when it comes to assisting commercial intorpt in the city. This order i" com posed of men who do things; men who don't impend their t'"i'e holding meetings for the purpose of "ascertaining the feasibility of a movement to do good to the community. " They go right nWd and do things whether or not some pes finiiit tries to diicolirnge them. They make their plans and carry them out according to schedule and look forward to micress not failure. The Grants Pass commercial club has Indorsed tho rnad building cam paign proponed by the Josephine coun ty court, club sentiment being largely In faver of hard surface highways. t Discounts California Law. Plioenix( Ariz., May 17. An anti-alien land ownership bill far more lrastic than the bill recent ly passed by the California leg islature hail been signed today by Governor Hunt, following its pas sage by both houses of the state legislature. The new law makes it impossible for aliens of any color to hold land unless they have declared their intention of becoming citizens. Mining claims or property necessary to the working of mines alone is exempted. Deputy Warden Strikes Hand -Cuffed Prisoner Because He Called' Him Names. Breaking the parole extended to him but b!x weeks, Jim Davis, who was sen tenced to the penitentiary from Jack son county for larceny from a dwell. ng, Has taken into custody again last night und iciuincd to the prison to ssive cut a ieast two more years. Night Off: or Woolery arrested Davis after a lively scramble through back yards, over fenc es and through barns in the vicinity of the feed shed on the corner of Center and Front streets. Davis, who has been working on a ranch west of here, came to town yes' torday and proceeded to fill up with liquor. The prison authorities learned of the fact and immediately asked the police hero to round up the man. Offi cer Woolery located Davis in the feed shed and together with Guard George Hirons, made an attempt to take him in custody. Davis discovered he. was being watched, however, and ran down a ladder from the barn loft and jumped a rear fon:e. Both Woolery and Hirers gave chase and finally corralled him in another barn. An act which is not generally i keoping with the dignity of an officer was committed by Deputy Warden Snodgrass after Davis had been brought to the corner of Commercial and Center streets in hand cuffs. Although stag gering drunk and t.iKing incoherent!;', and with his hands luo'.cd together with cuffs, the deputy waidon deliberately slapped Davis in the face with his upon hund,bringing tho blood gushing from the ; isnicr's nose, anil again dealt hiui a blow cii the side ct the head for the reason, claims Snodgrass, the prisoner noction with the operations of thee ci!i' l 1 ini names. The sight was hard J Shea gang of burglars. Judgo Tra ly crw to mouse sympathy for the oris- bueeo postponed sontence for two on c'l'cial to say the leant, weeks, pending a motion for probation. ' . I - AUSTRALIA IS THE E MAN'S First Cargo Reaches San Fran cisco and Hits Beef Trust in the Solar Plexus. PRICES DROP 25 PER CENT Shipments Will Be Received Each Week and May Sometime Be Sent to Portland. San Francisco May 17. A nation wide fight on the beef trust through the importation of Australian beef, which has lowered the price of meats here from 20 to 25 per cent, is believed a certainty today. The first big ship ment from the South Seas, 200 tons, arrived here yesterday and immediate ly found its way into nearly 200 butcher shops. The foreign beef has met the requirements of the United States inspection laws, and is in great demand by San Francisco housewives. A comparison of meat costs follow: Trust. Australian Porterhouse steak 25c 20c Tenderloin Bteak 22c 20c Bound steak .13c 15c Prime roasts 22c 18c Pot roasts ' 18c 15c Corned beef ........12c 10c Boiling beef : 12c 10c Soup meat 8c 5o Shipments of the Australian beef will be received here each week. They Cleaned George. San Francisco, May 17. George Van Star, a clothing salesman of Kansas City, Mo., who says he is a son of a. wealthy clothing merchant, is poorer by $2500 today because he went to the water front with two men who told him "a thousand or more United States sol diers were going to embark for Mex ico." Tho stranger's lured Van Star to a dock and took away his wallet Gave School a Flag. Eugene, Or., May 17. A beautiful American flag is flying from the staff .of the central school here today, hav ing been presented to the scholars by the ocal post of the G. A. K. The speech of presentation was maije by Attorney B. J. Hawthorne, a member of the staff of Gonoral Robert E. Leo during the war of the rebellion. The Girl Burglar. TJNITKD PRESS UBASED WIBK. San Francisco, ay 17. A new trial was denied here today to pretty Jes sie Clifton, the art student, recently convicted of being a burglar in con- Freak of a Bullet Los Angeles, Cal., May 17. With his silver watch driven through his body against his backbone by a bullet fired from a revolver by P, H. Lennert, a Burlu'nk rancher, George Hepp, a blacksmith was brought to the hospital here in a dying condi tion. Lennert, according to his sory to the sheriff, kaa aroused shortly before daylight by noises a this door. Believing a burglar was trying to get into the house, demanded to know who was out side, and when he received no re sponse, fired at random. - ; - ' Professor Pictet Claims Many Cases Have Been Cured in Hawaii Gov ernment Is Investigating. DSITID PUSS LEASED WIB1.1 Geneva, May 17. Intense cold is a cure- for leprosy, according to Profes sor Raoul Pictet, of Goenva, inventor of a method of producing liquified air. Rocont experiments along this line by American doctors in Ilamail, Professor Pitctet says, have been entirely suc cessful. ' Liquified oxygen of carbonate at a temperature of 110 degrees zoro Professor Pictet states destroys the microbes of leprosy, and causes dis eased flesh to gradually regain its original health and color. Ho declares many cases have been cured in Hawaii and the American government is 1"-1 vestigating the cure. Sues for Divorce. Alleging in a complaint filed ia the circuit court lost night that his wife caused him to be greatly humiliated by I nniv.r nn .trH MrtnrjA ing "unusual dancing stunts," Lovell I. Will today commenced action for divorce against his wife, Ifolene E. Wills. The complaint alleges that the de fendant told the plaintiff that she no longer loved him, and that ho was not her ideal of a man. The plaintiff also alloges that defendant was ca- pricious, and often abused him. All propertv rights have been set- tied, according to tho complaint. according to tho complaint. Weather Forecast. Oregon Occasional rain to- night and Sunday. Easterly winds. WOULD GO TO PRISON Write Governor: "Both You and I Deserve to Be and Ought to Be in Hell." WOULD DON THE STRIPES Prison Commissioner Offers to Wear Prison Garb and Work While Reuf Visits His Sick Fatter. tomu ruas immo wiai San Francisco, May 17. After re minding Governor Hiram W. Johnsoa that "both you and I deserve to be, and ought to be, in hell," Charlos Montgomery, president of the Califor nia prison commission, today is on rec ord in a letter to Johnson with an offer to take Abe Buef 's place in prison for three months to allow the prisoner to go the bedside of his sick and aged father. Montgomery points out that Ruef's father is bogging to see his son and in sists that tho governor has the power to grant Ruef a conditional or uncon ditional pardon. "You, my dear governor," Mont gomery wrote, "hold the key to Ruef's cell. If you will not pardon him I wish to go to the penitentiary as his substi tutegranting him three months liber ty to be with his sick, dying father and his broken-hearted mother. I will wear the stripes, obey every prison rule, work my utmost and remain in prison without a complaint until Ruef comes back to relieve me." Montgomery's letter was dated May 10 and he sueaested that the Wisla- ture, then in session, nass a law lomliz- ing the exchange. STRIKERS STOP ALL STREET CAE TRAFFIC pOTiPMlV This Afternoon Abandoned All Attempts to Operate Cars on Any of Its Lines. Cincinnati, May 17.-Attornoy-Gonernl Hogan ruled today that Mavor Hunt could call out the militia here without the sanction of the governor. Hunt ' doclared he would not do so as the lo - 'al troops would bo sufficient to ban- "e the situation and might only cause the rioting to grow worse. Rioters this afternoon paralyzed all traffic in the city and tho street cor.wll"'n 8"' 1110 30h- company abandoned its attempts to operate. 1 Mayor Hunt, following this, issuod an announcement that a rcceivenhip 1 suit would be filed against the com- 'pany and that, if appointed, the re - ceivor would oporate tho cars with the 1 old employes sow on strike. Six New Indictments. San Francisco, May 17. Six new Indictments, charging grand larceny, are returned hero today against six of the eight San Fran cisco yolice dotectives, accused of sharing in the illicit earnings of an Italian bunco ring.. The in dictments voted were against J. H. Sullivan, Charles Josephs, Frank Esola, James MeOowan, W. H. Waugh and J. L. Drolette. Arthur MacPhee and Charles Taylor, the other two officers named by the bunco men, wore not indicted. BY Recommended That Council Let Paving Contract on Fairmount Avenue to Arens Company. Proporty owners of Fairmount ave nue last evening voted at a meeting to recommend that the city council award the contract for two blocks of paving to the Arenz Construction company, al though tha Oregon Paving & Quarry company had the lowest bid. Following were the bids under consideration, all being on six-inch gravel concrete: Ore- j gon Paving & Quarry eompany, $3, 318.32; Arenz Construction company, 3300.40; W. D. Pugh, 3815.20; August Kehrbergir, 3856.30. Mrs. Mary V. Watson wautod the coutract let to the Arenz Construction company because she believed tho elder Arenz would do good work. They know that he had paved other streets in a satisfactory manner and bad confidence in him. .The difference between his bid and that of the lowest bidder was slight. The relation of the Oregon Paving & Quarry company to the Arens Construc tion company was discussed at some length. Some of tho property owners insisted they were protty much tho 8amo company, the head of the Aronz ""Pny emg the father or young ' Mml ot the m company. Some istod that the same outfit would 'oe ' l,8cd bv yull Ar0Ilf wno ' associated wltb E- IIo,or ia tho Plvi,'K bino. 48 tIl0t U"01 hi Mer' 11 wa' " & l outcome as to quality of work woul11 bo tl10 Bam8 no mattor It wiut pointed out by Councilman Gideon Stolz that tlicro was a question whethor tho council could do otherwise 'hnn lot the contract to tho lowest bld- At ni" ""KKestion a resolution " P"od that in case the contract (Continued on page 5.) 10 C. A. Bullis, Son of a New York Steel Operator Has the Franchise. TO BEGIN WORK AT ONCE Surveying Starts Tuesday and Actual Construction Work Will Begin by June First- Iukitss raise tsuaso wiu Medford, Or., May 17. "We will have a crew in the field establishing levels for the first unit of Medford 's street railway by next Tuesday. W will have actual construction work un der, way before June 1. We mean busi ness. There is no real estate deal mix od up in this. Our proposition is fi nanced and we are ready to begin." Such was the unqualified statement of C. A. Bullis, a son of S. S. Bullis, s. streot railway builder alid operator of New York today followin ga num ber of changes in the trolley line fran chise granted originally to the M, T. Minnoy company, of Oakland, Cal, and later transferred by them to P. ' B. Waite and associates which has now come into tho hands of Mr. Bullis, by tho city council on Friday evening.: "We realize," continued Mr. bullis. . "that all the talking in the world would not convince some people that we are sincere. Only actual construction will do this, and so we intend to be long on work and short on words. "We will put a crew at work by Tuesday next, starting from the eeuter of the city and running east through, Siskiyou Heights and establishing lev els, and the course of road will be defi- nitoly determined upon when this data is compiled. We will have dirt moving before tho present month ends. We axe reserving nothing and inteud to Uk the publie into our confidence. We will build's road." The city council on Friday evening rescinded the franchise grantod M. T. Minnoy and granted a new one to Mr. Bullis, this being the easiest way to make the changes in the franchise asked. Those changes related chiofls to the clauses in the franchise relating to construction work In the countr."' districts. Mr. Bullis has been investigating Il eal conditions during the past three or four ltiintU until his faith in the val ley an I its future is shown by hi ac- tii n in cin.i.iM tion with tho road. Ho is an experienced railroad builder, hav ing bcei. in the work for thirty yn's. WOULD BE WITH US IN CASE OF JAP WAS (DNITID ralHS TJDAHKD WIS!. London, May 17. Declaring that it would bo a great mlstnlio to uudorosti mato the i-hancns of a conflict between tho United States and Japan as a con soqnenco of the California land law, the Pall Mull Gazette editorially throws a light today on where the Brit ish would tlnnd If a clash should come. "Should wnr break out," says the Ouzotto, 'the sympathies of Australia, New Zealand Slid of Western Canada would be violently on the side of the United States. The pnpercontinuos: "The opinion that the Japauoso will novur go io war to enforce their treaty rights in Citliforuia is one of those dimgoroiis generalities which load na tions blindfold to the brink of the pit." The l'all Mull Gazette believes It 1 possible that Japan might be desirous of forcing the lssuo now because of the impending completion of the Panama canal. Boston a Winner. UNITKD l'US 1JIASSD WIS1.) Boston, May 17. ,lame for Hostou scattered tha six little hiti of the Iteds here today so fur thut they vie. led on ly two runs while the Braves cantered home with six. Hroro: It. II. K. I'inciiimiti 2 8 1 Boston 6 8 t llatturien Brown, Hurler Bud t'lurk; .fumes and Whaling. I'mpires: Klein and drill. White Sox Won. The White Sox won the big game today before a crowd of il,Hi)0 funs. Scon-: New Vork 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 Chicago 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 -- Butteries Keating and Rweonoy; ItusMill ami Hihulk. I'mpires: O'Luugh lin and Ferguson.