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1 The Best :: The Largest f :: Circulation I T Newspaper THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. SALEM, O&EQON, WEDNESDAY, JANTJABY 7, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS. ON TRAINS AND NflWS BTANDS, FIVB CENTS. Portlander Battles With Two Burglars and Brings One . Thug Down. JEWELRY WORTH $400 ON HIS BODY Other Burglar Escapes and Police Are Searching for Him. I UNITED FHI8B LSA8BD WIRS. Portland, Or., Jan. 7. Awakened early today by two burglars in the room in which he and his wife were sleeping in his home at Lents, a suburb, A. A. Hatcher opened fire with a re volver and fatally wounded one of the men. As the burglars loft the house they returned Hatcher's fire, and in all ten shots were exchanged. At daylight the body of the man shot was found about 125 feet from tho Hatcher home, with a bullet hole through his abdomen and one through his temple. On his tody was found $400 in jewelry, taken from tho Hatcher home. The second burglar escaped, and has not been ap prehended. Early today several policemen, who went to the scene, were unable to find any trace of the men, but at daylight Hatcher resumed the search and found the body. The man has not been iden tified. MAY BE COUNTERFEITER. fCNITED rKS8 LBARBD WHIR. New York, Jan. 7. Tho police were investigating here today the case of Henry Meyers, aged 38, alias Mercer, who said he was from Los Angeles, in dicted here yesterday on forgery and grand larceny charges. Meyers said he amo hero two months ago from Chica go. Dotcctives unearthed today a com plete counterfeiting outfit nml Severn! spurious coins in his apartment. MAY NOT PERMIT IT. 1 UNITED FMCSS; I.HAKKD W1RS 1 I New York, Jan. 7. Wall street did not believe today that preferred stock holders of the Union Pacific railroad would permit the proposed distribution of $82,000,0000 worth of Baltimore & Ohio stock to holders of common stock in the I'nion Tncific. It was expected that the preferred stockholders would institute a suit to enjoin tho directors, at their meeting tomorrow, from carry ing out the plan. HT t 1 ierrinc uale is Believed to Have Caused Havoc ckitxu pbisi unto wiss.) (in j9 still falling hero todny and Tacomn, Wash., Jnn. 7. One of tho the local forecaster predicts a eontin most Bevere gales of the protracted nance of the rniufjill for the next 24 storm that has gripped the northwest hours. for the past four days struck the coast j Nearly five inches of rain has fallen from the southwest early this morning, since tho storm ha been in' progress, carrying down telegraph and telephone Railroad traffic in southwestern Wash wires to the north of Seattle and break- ington is being resumed slowly. Tho ing cables lending to government weath-' Northern Pacific reported toilny that 'or stations at Tatoosh and North Head, the Olympia and Grays Harbor lines Vntil the wires have been repaired no were open again, tho slides having been reports of expected damage to shipping cleared sway, while both tracks of the in the northern jrt of Pugct Sound line between Tacoma and Portland are and the const of Dritish Columbia will being used. be available. Nearly s score of von-1 Stations along the Northern Pacific sels, bar bound off the Columbia river 'main lines reported rivers rising, but that were reported to have started with a diminished rainfall. 1,'nless north to seek shelter In the sound, may I there should be a resumption of the have caught in the gale and either heavy downpour, no further railroading wrecked or scattered along the costs, (difficulties sro looked for. Mother Faints When News Comes Killing of Daughter and Granddaughter And Suicide of Daughter's Fiancee Comes as Great Shock. UNIT1D rBKSS L1ABXD WIEI.l San Francisco, Jan. 7. Mrs. Joseph Graves, mother of Mrs. Mary Cox, who figured in last night's triple tragedy at Los Angeles, collapsed here early to day when informed of her daughter death. Mrs. Graves, who lives frith her son, Joseph Graves, Jr., is 62 years o.d. Mrs. Graves and her son had retired when a newspaper reporter called at their home. She was first told that Melton had, been shot and that with him a womiun and a little girl had died. "What Melton t" she inquired. "Not William Melton t" When told that it was "W.. M. Mel ton," she asked: "And the women What were their namcet" The reporter told her. "Good God," she cried, "My daugh ter and granddaughter." Then Mrs. Graves fainted. Later she said, "It can't be true. I have known Melton for the last three years. He was engaged to marry my daughter. They were very much in love. My daughter's first husband is divorced from her. The little girl, Florence was my daughter's child by her first husband." Joseph Graves, a brother of Mrs. Cox, left this morning for Los Angoles to bring back the body of his sister, and that of his niece. Expected Wedding. Irs. Graves declared todny that she had been preparing to leave for Los Angeles to attend the wedding of her daughter and Melton. Florence had preceded her grandmother, with whom she had been living. Mrs. Cox was divorced six years ago and met Melton three years later. She had been working in Los Angeles as a stenographer. Only a few days ago she wrote Mrs. Graves of her wedding plans and invited her to come to Los Angeles for tho ceremony. Chicago, Jan. 7. Following a confer ence last night with the leaders of Michigan 's organized labor, President , Charles H. Moyer, of Western Federa tion of Miners announced here today that unless the copper mine owners in the Calumet region speedily accent their striking employes terms a state wide strike in all branches of industry I will bo recommended. ' The men demand tho union scale of 1$:) for an eight-hour day and a pledge I of non-discrimination against unionists. URGES ECONOMY. Albany, N. Y., Jau. 7. Economy was Governor Glynn's text in his message at the convening of the stnte legisla ture hero today. Ho urged the aboli tion of luxuries and sinecures in the state government, and strenuously warned the legislators against "vicious and foolish" lawmaking. It wns under stood he would veto all appropriations except for absolute necessities. CHERRIANS 101 BIG, FESTIVITIES Salem's Big Booster Organiza tion Breaks Record for Up-to-Date Program. CABARET GIRLS HELP WITH DANCE AND SONG King Bing and Others Talk and "Miss Cobbs From , Slopperfield" Appears The Chorrians, Salem 's superb booster organization took possossion of the Ho tel Marion last night about 7:30, and despite the proclaiming of martial law in the big hostelry at an early hour, remained in possession until Tuesday had vanished across the meridian and Wednesday had taken its place for a good three hours on the calendar. There was all kinds of hilarity and fun in the big office and corridors, and when at 8 o'clock the dining room was thrown open everybody was in just tho humor for a night's enjoyment and thoy had it. The dining room wns beautifully dec orated, tho color scheme boing appro priate to the occasion, a deep red for the cherries and a vivid green for the fol iage. The electric light bulbs wore shaded with red artificial poinsottias, softening tho light, and the same flow ers, tho real thoiugs, wore used as table decorations. Tho Kurth orchestra lo cated in the northeast corner of the room furnished the music for the pc casion, and was given much hearty ap plause. King Bing, Hon. Goo. F. Rod gers, was enthroned at the west end of tho room at the entranco, and issued his ordors, commands, ukjises or what ever they were from that point of van tage whore ho could escape easily in caso it became necessary. New Members Disciplined. As the oysters were sampled tho king introduced E. P. McCornack as an hon orary member but sort of stuttered over the word so that it might have been taken for "ornery," Howover ho was given a warm greeting by the whito uniformed ami cherry ornamented brotherhood, and from that time until tho final curtain there was not a mo ment when thcro wan not something doing. There were about u dozen can didates for initiation and tlioso were isontcd promiscuously with tho Cher- riuns, This offended the king who had them summarily removed to an especial table where they were told to remain until considered woithy of association with the royal family of Pings ami Queen Amies. Ole Oleson was invited in to furnish a little extra music which he did with nn aceordeon, but as ho camo on his bike, he brought it in the room and de liberately chained and locked it before beginning his musical stunt, saying "I know do crowd." Ho was mistaken though, for his hi lie was stolen and hid den before ho had struck off more than the first installment of his opera, "Oh, where, Oh where is my little dog gone." When he got It back it had a flat wheel and unmistakable symptoms of a fatal decline. Miss "Cobbs" Gets Busy. Then ramo tho girls, four of them graceful as young fawns, and with good voices, who made ovon tho king for a few moments forget his dignity and job However, he pulled himself together in a dazed sort of way, and thcro boing some complaint about the chicken broth ordered the slave or waiter to bring the chef before him and also the stock an I kettle in which the brolh had been made, yhen this was produced the king stabbed down into the depths of it with a fork and brought out an old shoe, Then the girls agjiin, and follow ing these "Miss Cobbs from Slopper field," rame in with two husky militia ieu and proclaimed martial law in tJu Motel Marion. And so it went all evening, the danc ing girls with catchy voice and rhyth mic feet, and then some stunt with local trimmings that kept everybody laugh- (Continued on Pais Fire ) Helped to Make Affair Success .... r-s ' ' " 3 ' . ) i , ' ,:...:A,,:.L,.,,.,, J. George Graves, member of committee on arrangeurtnta for Oherrian banquet. TELLS ABOUT BRUTE IN united pnisa mased wirb. La Crosse, Wis., Jan. 7. The story that the foreman of a local factory had forced sovoral girl employes to parade before him in the nude, was told be fore the Teasdale vice commission here today by Fathor Ambroso Murphy. The clcrgymnn said he would not vouch personally for its truth, though he had it on what he considered good authori ty, but he did know that moral condi tion in La Crosse factories where girls were employed were shocking. JAIL TURKISH SOLDIERS T UNITED 1'KKSS LBAHKU WIIIE Home, Jan. 7. For announcing thoir intention of enthroning l.zet Pasha as king of Albania 200 Turkish soldiers were arrested today at Avlova, accord ing to a message from tho scene of the incident. It was understood that Izzet, who resigned but a few days ago as Turkish war minister, really wants the Albanian throne. Tho Albanians chose Prince Charles of Weid as their king, but have not yet agreed with him concerning his sal ary. ll'NITKM I'KKNM l,r,,srn WMtlO Calumet, Mich,, Jan. 7, In connec tion with his investigation of strike conditions in the Michiguu copper coun try, Governor Kerns listened today to dreadful stories of suffering among the strikers' families'. The union, he was told, hail been uualile to iay the striki. bcnefi'.s regularly and ninny fam ilies were entirely without food. President Claude Taylor, of the Mich igan l-'ei'icrntioii of Lulior, conferred with the governor today. WILHON PLAYS OOLF. Pass Christian, Miss., Jan, 7. Presi dent Wil.-on spent the morning playing golf. On his way to the links his auto mobile was hailed in front of a school at Long liranch. Children lined both sides of Cic machine and each received a pnekupo of Christmas candy from tho president. The Weather The I)ickcv Uird says: Oregon, oc casional rain west, rain or snow east portion ton i g h t and Thursday, southwes t e r 1 y southwest winds, brisk along the coast. (ought rt tak V.A- FCUOWjl C KREBS S ACCUSED OF PERJURY Man Once Largest Hop Grow er in World Arrested in Portland by Sheriff. TESTIMONY GIVEN IN REGARD TO CONTRACT Alleged He Said There Was No Agreement and It Was Placed in Evidence. Sheriff Esch yesterday afternoon made a trip to Portland, where he served a warrant of arrest upon Conrad Krobs, who was indicted by the last grand jury for the crime of perjury. Krobs was taken before Circuit Court Judge Kelly, who is conducting the Multnomah county court now, and suc ceeded in gaining his own release upon his own recognizanco, with the under standing that he shall furnish bonds in the sum of $2500 not later than today. The charge upon which Krobs was in dicted by tho grand jury arose out of a civil case recently tried before Judgo Galloway here, wheroin Conrad Krobs and John Krebs wore made the defend ants by James Hauna, tho plaintiff bringing tho suit to recover money al leged to have been dud on a promissory note issued by John Krobs. False Testimony Alleged. Tho action brought by Uanna in volved a certain contract and deed al leged to have been drawn up between John Krobs and Conrad Krebs. nanna sued Krobs for the money, and, accord ing to the Indictment now found agninst Conrad Krebs, John Krobs is said to have assigned a doed to property owned by him to Conrad Krebs along with a written contract thnt Conrnd Krobs should reeonvey tho deed at the time tho suit against tho former had been completed. Conrad Krebs, it is charged, swore on tho witness stand that no such agreement or contract ever existed be tween himself and John Krebs, but at torneys for Hauna unearthed tho writ ten conlrnct, and offered it in evidence in rebuttal to Conrad Krebs' testimony. Krebs' case will be set for trial dur ing this term of court. Leading Hop Grower. At one time Conrnd Krebs was the leading hop grower in Oregon. He owned almost, entirely and wns manag er of ono of tho largest hop fields in the' world, nnd thousands of bales of hops were placed on the market annu ally by him and his brothers, The noted Krebs yard was located north of this city, and during the past few years Mr. Krebs lias had a large yard near Inde pendence. Tho penalty for perjury in Oregon is from, three to 10 years in prison. CANNON BETTER, f ri rTr.n ptibss f.HASPD wmfl 1 Danville, 111., Jan. 7. Kx-Spenker Cannon, ill of a cold, wns better today. T OF MILLION MILES New '. J. A. I'nhl, who i-ays he has tiavoled 2.'li,H0() miles on a bike since he left Australia in I WHO, urrived here today nnd (lot let tors from Governor West and Mayor Sleeves saying he call ed, lie is making his way slowly back home nnd is doing some sign writing and preaching on (lie side. He has books filled with clippings telling about his travels. Cupid got him over in Rgypt, when) he sojourned some time, but his wife died and the baby is still in Kgypt. ln hi said todny ho is on his way to Victoria H. C, Ho thought he might talk at tho Tinptist church this even ing, though no arrangements havo been made. Pahl has hod bronchitis and has been in Portland three weeks, Sheriff Thinks Thaw Harmless Testifies Ha Never Heard Prisoner Speak Detrimentally of His Wife Nor Has He Been Wild. UNITID FBSBS UUBBD WISS.I Concord, N. H., Jan. 7. The com mission which has been hearing argu ments for and against Harry Thaw's admission to bail adjourned at noon to day, without having reached a decision. Though the state of New York was rep resented by counsel, it called no wit nesses. After adjournment the commis sion sent the following telegram to ex- District Attorney William Jerome, of New York: "If you feel you have material facts, not opinions, bearing on Thaw's mental condition, will be pleased to have you submit them to the commission at 11 a. m. Friday." Sheriff-Drow and John Stevens, a special officer, examined this forenoon, Bald they had never heard Thaw speak detrimentally of his wife, nor seen any thing in his behavior indicating that he was dangerous. Thaw and his mother attended the proceedings. POLICEMAN'S BOUES OUT WHEN HOFF THREATENS (DNIT1D FKISS LSABSD WIBS.1 Eugone, Or.,., Jan. 7. Following a threat of O. P. Hoff, labor commissioner to arrest the mayor of Eugene if the police were not put on an eight-hour shift at once, and acting upon the ad vice of City Attornoy Skipworth, the Eugene, city, counciy, at a mooting yes terday afternoon, ordered the police officors' timo cut from 11 hours a day, seven days in the woelc, to eight hours a day, six days a woolc. Shifts will be changed so as to keep nearly as many officers on duty at night as heretofore, and cutting down the day representation. No reduction in pay follows the reduction in hours. A log jam, coupled with toneutiul ruin, caused back water from tho Tual Hun river to flow over tho Oregon Elec tric trucks to a depth of four foot this morning, interrupting traffic at this point, although trains are kept funning from either end of tho lino. Tho track is as yet firm on its foundation, but cannot long withstand tho torrent press ing ujiou it, and trains wcro not sent through for fear of grounding the mo tors and doing much dnmago. It is be lieved that it will bo nocossary to blast tho jam before the volume of water can bo released. An attempt Is boing made by tho Ore gon F.lectric company to enro for locul traffic, a car going out from Balem in time to bring in some 25 school children from stations north, who attend tho Sa lem schools. Kaiser Enraged by Son's Talk and He Will be Punished UNITKU I'lIKSII fXANIlD Willi. Berlin, Juu. 7. Ho much was the kaiser said to be incensed at tho latest storm the crown prince has raised by his tel egrams to General Deimling ami Col. Von licuter, commending their haught ily pro-military stand in coniicctiou with the recent clashes between troops and citizens in Alsace, that it was believed lie would impose some severe penalty on his sou. Only the crown princes interference wns needed to make the Alsatiou affair about as bad lis it possibly could be. The anti-military riots at Heabern were serious in themselves, ( hnucellor Von liethiiiaiin llollweg moylo mutters worse by his speech in the Reichstag in the soldier's defense, provoking such an outcry that he practically hod to re pudiate his own words. The sentencing of Lieutenant Von Forstner to a term of imprisonment for having used his saber durinb one of Man Who Is Now Serving as District Attorney Threat ened. MUST ENFORCE ALL LAWS WITHOUT FAIL Baker County Chiefs of Police Warned to Suppress Vice at Once. While the Copperfield situation seems to have cleared considerably, it is evi dent the governor is not yet through with his Spring house cloaning. This morning tho situation was presented in a new phase when tho governor sent a wire to C. T. Godwin, district attorney for Baker county as follows: "Unless you take prompt stops to preform the duty imposed upon you by chapter 274 laws, 1913, and abate all' nuisances such as houses ' of prostitu tion, etc., this office will be compelled to prosocuto you for negligence in of fico. Pleas advise me as to what action we can expect on your part." Notice to Police Heads. In addition to this the governor stated that during the day notices would prob ably be sent the mayors and chiefs of police of Whitney, Haines, Sumpter and other towns in Baker county that the laws must be enforced, houses of pros titution closed, gambling stopped and vice generally suppressed. Tho governor niakos noither threats nor promises in this connection, but in the light of events at Copperfield it is fair to presume that if the governor's orders are not obeyed there will be an othor small war on with a wider range of territory involved. More than that, . wliilo tho governor made no statement I regarding it this morning, from what I ho said a few days ago thoro is liable 1 to bo something doing down tills side i of tho mountains, In fact it soems probablo thoro will bo a general clean up in which tho whole state will bo in cluded and no comers overlooked. He I going to swoep clean. Astoria has so I (ar not boon inoutioiiod, but with a plethora of soloons something is liable to happen down that way too. How Law Beads. In connection with the notice to God- (Contlnuod on page 6.) the riots amounted to an admission by the military themselves, for it wns a cmirtninrtial which tried Von Porstnor, that the troops luid booik, wrong. All this time tho knisarWpt discreet ly silent, hoping the affair w'ould blow over if no more attention were paid to it. Then, with Colonel Von Eeutrtr and Lieutenant Sihad on trial ou charges similar to those against von Forstner, with public sentiment In Alsace at fever heat and with more riots threatened, Crown Prince Frederick William Raised the opportunity to aggravate the situ ation with his telegrams. With few exceptions the German newspapers esortoted him this morning. Moreover, his father was said to consid er his sou's action as simply another in a long series of defiance of himself by the younger man, and a nlly seri ous break between them was reported imminent.