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i 77ie Largest f The Best J Newspaper I Circulation f t THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1914. nnirr TWrt rrWTC ON TRAINS AND NW8 rKlUC IWU Uni3 STANDS, FIVB CBNIH. 1MCT 1 OFFICIALS OF DERATION NOT ONE PAVING JOB WAS DONE PROPERLY IN 11 IS CHARGE FINDS 300 ALIVE BUT DREADFULLY BURNED AND SOI INSANE in Contractors Accused of Holdin g Out Valuable Material Every Contract in 1913 Mayor Says It Is Fault of People, Because They Had Their Ow n Inspectors Members of the Charter Commission Think 1 1 Is High Time the City Owned Its Own Paving Plant Charter Framers Have Job Nearly , Completed. That the city of Salem should do its owu street paving work was asserted last evening by a number of members of the charter commission at the session held in the public library building. It was charged by Dr. Deutsch that not a single sheet paved during 1913 had "on it all that the contract called for. He asserted contractors held out the cement and no case was known where more than the contract called for was placed in the mix. The charge brought the mayor into the discussion. "If the contractors held out material it is the people 'b own fault," he de clared. "They had their own inspectors and the chief duty of the inspector is to see that the proper amounts of ma terial are included." For Municipal Plant. The necessity of the city owning its own paving plant was urged by a num ber of members of the commission. It was believed that the city would got better work at less cost than under the present system. The statement was made that the present charter permitted the city to go ahead and do its own paving if it was found advisable. Mayor Steeves said the plan would be feasible when it was known what kind of paving wns best suited to the needs of tho city. It was agreed tlyit the new charter would so be drafted as to permit the opcrntion of a municipal plant, if considered advisable. Charter About Framed. When tho commission adjourned last night, the new charter was nearly com pleted. It is expected that it will be completed at the meeting noxt Wodnes day evening and it is planned to givo it wido circulation so that everyone may understand it. Franchises will be among the matters taken up at the meeting next week. Two towns In Michigan and two in Texas have recently adopted tho man ager system of tho commission form of government, Miss Marvin reported. There was some discussion over the question whether the manager "may" or "must" appoint a park board con sisting of three members, a playgrounds board of three members and a board of health of five members. Turner argued that there was no Marines Make Startling Dis covery on the Ash-Strewn Shore of Sakura. THEY WERE, HID IN CAVE None of Thorn Able to Give Connected Account of Volcanic Disaster Which Swept Town. Old Miner is Held for Murder Alexander Admits Killing Masterson In Self Defense But Denies He ; Slew Norllng. need of the provisions at all, Miss Mar vin believed that the boards would help to keep tike interest of many public spirited citizens who have willingly de voted thoir time to parks and play grounds. Oehlhar agreed with her. The mayor thought the provisions would do no harm. It wns finally decided to leave it that the manager may appoint such boards, the appointees to draw no pay. No Pay Until Completed. To safeguard the city against un scrupulous contractors, it was decided to have tho new charter provide that no payment for work shall be made until tho contract is completed. This might break a few contractors, but thoy would not try to shove inferior work off on the city, it was reasoned. The discus sion of this plan brought out that the work of street contractors is not at all satisfactory to most of the members of the charter commission. Methods of assesisng for improvements and collection for game were discussed. fn this connection it was stated that tho supremo court of Oregon has nover upheld a tax title to property. Provisions for making tha usual mill and a half levy for streets was in corporated, although it was stated that amount was nover enough. The propo sition to make it a mill and a half more was turned down by the voters some time ago. VICTIM OP NEGROES. IN1TKD 1'IIEHB LEASED WII1B. Chicago, Jan. 15. Loona Van Winkle, a white woman, was found dead today in a room occupied by a negress. Morals Censor Funkhouscr sent an investigator to tho place after ho had received a lotter asking him to 'save a white wo man from terrible mistreatment by ne groes.' Ho found the woman's body. Mrs. Van Winkle, the police say, was separated from her husband, who lives in Texas. SNAKE ARRESTED. VSITKD I'llKHS LEAKED WIRE. Portland, Or., Jan. 15. A perfectly good black snake, six feet long, was found by Policeman Mninwariug oozing its way through tho traffic In the busi ness section.' It was coaxed into a sack and taken to police headquarters. UNITED PBES8 LEABED WIRE. Nagasaki, Japan, Jan. 15. Marines from tho Japanese naval squadron were in charge at Kagoskinia today. Though Sakurajima was still in vio lent eruption, it was believed the danger on the main island was over. Boats had even touched on tho shore of Sa kura, where, to their amazemont, the bluo jackets found 300 men, women and children alive. All wore dreadfully burned and several had gone insane from the horror of thoir experience. They bad hidden in a cave during the worst of the volcano's outbreak, From no no of the Sakura survivors could a connected account be obtained of the disaster. Thoy were too much broken by what thoy had gone through. Several, it was said, would die. Among them, however, wore Bcvornl govern ment officials who, though true to their duties to the last and saved their of ficers' records through everything. One lind clung to a picture of the Mikado. Town Desert of Ashes. Residents of Kagoshima were return ing to the town. Tho placo could hardly be dignified by reference to it as a "ruin." It was not even that. It was a groat desert of ashes, sprinkled thickly with cooling volcanic rock and humped here and there by what had once been a building. Most of the city boing of frail Jajmnoso construction, however, was completely consumed. Tha bottom of tho bay was so changed by tho earth shocks that it was dangerous for tho wkirships to navigato. Food Distributed. Tho naval authorities wero distribu tin food among tho refugees. There was no shelter, howover. The people sininlv ennmed in tho open. Mon who werc rich lust week had hardly clothing to cover them. Wireless messages said that practically nothing would bo saved Xaval oficers reported that they wore still unublo to form much idea as to the actual loss of life. Unuestloiuiblly it was heavy but nearly all tho victims were buried under tho ashes and it would bo days, it was stated, before a thorough Bcarch could bo made. Tho scones which attended tho erup tion wero rescrihod as mora liko a hid eous nightmare than the reality. Tho heavens wero obscured by a pall of the blackest smoko. UNITED MESS LEASED WIRS.I Grants Pass, Ore., Jan. 15. Deputy Sheriff George Lewis is en route to Grants' Pass from Kerby in charge of Theodore Aloxauder, the old miner who is held for the killing of John Xorling and Curtis Masterson, found dead in a cabin on Sucker creek. In a statement made by Alexaudor he admits the kill ing of Mastereon, but denies knowledge of the death of Norling and pleads self defense. He says that he met the two men on the trail near his cabin Tuesday evening and that ho took two drinks of whiskey with them. He refused fur ther drinks, and alleges that they later appeared at the cabin of Fred Osborn, of which he was in charge, during Os born 's absence, and attempted to force him to drink again, and that it was when thoy wore holding him down and trying to force whiskey down his throat that he shot Masterson through the head. Following tho shooting he went to his own cabin s short distance away, and spout tho rest of the night, the shooting having occured at about 11 o'clock. Wednesday the bodies of the murdered men were found in tho cabin, Mastorsou's body boing on the floor near the cabin door, Norliug's lying on the bed, each shot through tho head Rescued Passengers of the Co bequid Say They Never Expected to Survive. SUFFERED FROM COLD Ioe Piled All Around Vessel and With Difficulty Children Ara Kept From Freezing. Bffi a E UNITED PREBS LEASED WIRE. Klltins, W. Vs., Jan. 15, Tho broak iug of the West' Virginia Pulp and Pa per company's dam across the Stony river near Dobbin today did compara tivoly little damago. Five hundred of Dubbin's inhabitants rushed from thoir homes to high ground, however, and manv refused to return even after the danger was over. The nature of tho break prevented great havoc, the diim having cracked first down the right side, giving tho watchman time to sound tho alarm and havo the safety sluices prepared, so that tho water went out easily. The dam was completed last summer. It was of concrete, M feet high and more thuu 100 yards wido. E Governor Wants $500 Paid Out to Watson Returned Governor West this morning address- performed in connection with the collec- cd the following letter to Attorney Gen- tion of the money for which the bonds- eral Crawford: men vt J- Thorburn Ios wero responsi- flt BKKear that under date of Dec- bio for his misuse of school land funds, ember 7, 1907, your brother-in-law, E. ! and which shortage the bondsmen made I). Watson, recci'ved from the state on good when requested to do so. Tho bill vour recommendation a warmnt for 1300 PERIS DENIES HE IS in payment of supposed legnl services rendered the state. "In view of tho recent decision of the supreme court holding all such pay- ments illegal, I would respectfully re nest that steps be taken by your office, through the courts or otherwise, to re cover the faid amount that It may be returned to the state treasury." This S'OO was a bill presented the State Land board in 1P07 and with it was a letter from the attorney-general stating the service were needed and wns paid by order of the land board There was no suit. Neither was there any punishment of Boss or ny one else connected with the shortage. The posi tion taken by the governor is that tho supremo court having decided that s department could not hire special at torneys, the attorney general had no right to employ Watson. Attorney General Crawford was In Eugene today arguing a demurrer in tno iiyio-ienson land fraud cases, so hit statement con cerning the matter eould not be secured. BEFORE 1915 UNITED I'llESS LEANED Willi! 1 Washington, Jan. 15, Denial of pub lished reports that ho Intended to re sign before his term expires March 3, Ifllo, was voiced hero today by Senator Perkins, of California. "I was elected," said Senator Per kins, "to s torm expiring March 3, next year. It Is my ambition to servo tho term out with credit to my state and honor to myself. It think it is my duty to remain nt my post as long as I can perform my work. I am in attendance as regularly as any sonaior in run gress. I am a member of several Im portant committees, and I believe I will bo of more service to my state for the remainder of mv term than any new IS LESS SERIOUS (INHED PRESS LEASED WIRE.) Johannesburg, South Africa, Jan, 15 The strikers' garrison nt tho trade federation bull surrendered uncondition ally today. Secretary iliiin mid ten lu bor lenders were arrested. It wax be liovd here that tho backbone of the great strike is broken. Two hundred and fifty workmen ap plied for reinstatement at Illomfonteiu today. It was believed that strikors hero and at Pretoria and Capo Town would miike similar application soon. ALIENS DEPORTED. (lniteii riiE"H leaked wire (mklund, Cul., .Inn. 1.'. A full ear load of alien undesirables Br on tln-ir way to New York from hero today, to bo deported for various offenses. Ten different nationalities aro represented, and seven women offenders are aboard, Marriage licenses were HIS less In Multnomah county in 1913 than In 1912. Is the lose due to the inspection law or high cost of living! The Weather YoilCOlBt" lOPCRA PEAR- tA? 'OK THE The Dickey Hird rays: Oregon, ruin west, rain or snow 'CSv east portion to iiikht and Friday; southerly winds liijili along the roast. UNITED PIIKSS LEASED WIRE. Yarmouth, N. S., Jan. 15. Captain Howson and the 11 remaining members of his crew were taken from the ill- fated Royal Mail Liner Cobequid this morning, They woro rescued by the government steamship . Lansdowno, which stood by the Coboquld through out tho night. A wreloss message ireceived hore this aftornoon from tho Lansdowne said she was procoodingnto St. John with Captain Howson and tha 11 seamen. The Cobequid 's bottom, the wireloss said, had pounded out, and tho ship was fast breaking to ploces. Captain Howson rofused to desert bis Bhip until all hope of saving it was gone. When the Lansdowne steamed away from Tr'nity LodgoB, the steamship Lady Laurlor was still standingly the wreck When the Coboquid loft the tropics for St. John sho carried 108 porsons, including 16 passengers. Everyone was saved, thnnks to the sharp eyes of a fisherman at Port Maitland, who sight ed the Cobequid fast on Trinity Lodges yesterday during a temorary rift in the fog. Ho immediately spread tho news, and tho passengers and 80 mom- bers of tho crow wero removed from tho ship late yesterday, Tho Lady Laurier abandoned the Cobemiid this afternoon. The vessel was then breaking to pieces. Tells Terrible Story. Sister Isaptista, a nun, this afternoon told the story of tho wreck. "It was early Tuesday morning," sho said, "when the Cobequid went imlion) on Trinity Lodges. A gale was blowing. Tho'shock of tho vossol strik ing the ledgo wns felt by ovoryono. The vessel must have struck tho ledgo between (! and 7 o'clock. "All the passengers rushed from their staterooms. I was one of tho first on deck. I could hear tho high sens break ing nbovo tho roar of the blizzard. It wins terrible. I went above and hoard the wireless operator snapping out his app'-uls for aid. Then I wont below ngnin, "Thu storm increased In fury as the day adva I. Tho high sens flooded the boiler rooms. Then the pilot honso, lifeboats and eompniiioiiways wero all swept overboard. Finally the Cobequid gave a fnarful lurch and settled down. Everybody boliovcd the ship had broken In two. " l)eei down In our hearts we all be lieved tho end was neur, but wo put on a bold front. It wns Intensely cold, We built fires out of buckets and ninde some tea. Prayed for Calm. "Wednesday wo expected rescuers during tho morning, but none came. Wo could hear the sirens from other vessels us they felt their way through the fog, but we could get no answers to our calls for help, Ily this time the Cobequid was bound fnst to the rocks by solid l-e. Wo all prayed for tho storm to abate, and the fog to lift. "The little children aboard were blue from the cold. It made my heart ache to sen them suffer. Finally the fog lifted and the wireless apparatus man aired to send out feeble "H. O. S." calls. Then, lute in the afternoon, we were sluhted. The seas were still run ning high, mid the rescues were ex tremely hiiznrdous, Only the bravery of the officers nml the members of the crews of the vessels Involved made them possible. ' ' It developed that Third Officer Pow ell, of Cobequid, was injured last night. A member of the crew also was hurt, slipping on the Ice and breaking a leg. Other Indictments Charging M ore Serious Offenses Are Not Made Public by Houghton G jrand Jury Said to Refer to Offenses Alleged to Have Been Committed Prior to Shoot ing and Deportation of Moy er Three Counts in Conspira cy Indictments. ! UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. I Houghton, Mich., Jun, 15. Thirty- nine officials of the Wcstorn Federation of Minors were indicted here today on conspiracy charges in connection with the strike in the Michigan copper mine country. Charles II. Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Minors, was among the 59 men indicted. Tho con spiracy charge against the labor lead on contained three counts. Other in dictments wero returned, it was said, but the names of thoso indicted havo not. been mado public. The first count chargod the indicted meu with conspiring to restrain labor ers from working; tho second with S conspiracy to restrain imported laborers from working, and the third with con spiring to deprive tho laborers of their property and rights. The 39 officials wore all named In tho one indictment. Under the Michi gan law tho offenses charged are mis demoanors. That the remaining indictmonts are moro sorious was indicated by tho fact that Judge O'Brion orderod them with hold until arrests nro made. It was onsldnrcd certain that thoso indict ments rofor to offonscs alleged to have been comlmtted prior to tho Bhooting and doportntlon of Moyor. Among the Indicted men wore the following members of the federation's executive committee: Vice-President Mahoiiey, Thomas Strlzich, Hoy Miller, Yanko Torzich, J. C. Lowney, Jamoa Kulick u nd W, P. Davidson. Tho othors are officials of tho Calumet, Hancock and South Range locals. Tho grand jury oxomiralod "7 mom bors of tho federation, c.hnrgod with conspiracy to destroy life and property lu connection with tho South Hungo riots of December 10 and 11. ber of indictmonts in connection with the murders at Soeborville. Moyer Not Surprised. Denver, Colo,, Jan. 15. Charles H. Moyer, president of the Western Fed eration of Miners, expressed no sur prise when told here today that he had been indicted with 33 others by a grand jury at Houghton, Michigan, on charges of conspiracy.' i; "I had to be Indicted," said Moyer, "but 'I had no idea what the charges would allogo. I don't believe the proa, ecutor can conviuce any jury that offi cials of our federation entered Into any conspiracy, I have no fear of the out come. I shall return to Michigan and face the charges, "Judgo Hilton returned to Denver laet night. He is our legal representa tive. Ho will miake a statement later. I only want to say one thing and that is that nine members of tho Houghton grand jury arc also members of the Citizens' alliance," 4 , NO TOBACCO FOR BOYS. I UNITED I'llEHS LEASED WIRE. Portland, Or., Jun, 15. No longer can tho small boy be sont by his father to the corner grocery for tobacco. The city commission passed au ordinauce prohibiting tho snlo of tobacco to minors, with or without writton order from the parents. LEAVE GUNS ON DOORSTEPS. UNITED I'llKHS LEASED WIRE. Anaheim, Cnl., Jan. 15. Thieves with near humorous tendencies stolo 87 re volvers and rifles from a hardware storo and distributed them throughout the It was residence part of the city, leaving one reported thnt tho (jury returned a uum- on 87 doorsteps. Spreckels Does Not Think Third Party is Necessary Now I'NITED I'RKSH LEASED WIRE. , tllillh' Hot Oil tllO gTOIIIld tllllt it WOuld Francisco, Jan. 15. Rudolph help progressiva principles. If you want to please your mouth snd listen. woman shut Sail Spreckels, millioiiulro Sail Francisco banker nnd politician, does not believe a third party Is necessary. This an nouncement wns forthcoming from Mr. Spreckels in a statement today in which he assert ed he would support Governor Minim Johnson for re-election unless the republican party nominated a can didate pledge. 1 to progressive principles Hprecliols' statement follows lu part! "I lint, ii nd havo always been, a re publlinn. I also have consistently fought for progressive principles, I was therefore gratified when the repub lican party machinery snd our stiitc offices were placed In tho hands of progressive republicans. With thoao facts established in my opinion, there wise no justification for the formation of a third party In California, snd cer . toward tho cniidldacy of Governor Johnson Is consistent with what 1 havo alwavs believed to be the luty of every sincere progressive citi zen, irrespective or. wiiut party ne or she inn y belong to, iiiunely, to nrgauizo and filit for progressiva ,irinolples within his or her party) to vote for progressive eiind'nllitos of that party at the primary election, but If reactionary i aiulldiitese hi o nominated, to vote at the general election for tho best pro groseive candidates nominated by some other party. "If the republican party will nom inate a truly progressive candidnte for governor, I stril bertalnly support bis candidacy against any and all canili ,lte, but I would unhesitatingly vote for Governor Johnson St the general electoln befiwe I would support, or vote ft s reaetinary candidate."