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SEDITION LAWS INVALID,
GIRL SLAYER TURNS
ONE-ARMED MEN WIN
REPLY TO TEUTONS
C. E. S. WOOD ASSERTS
GAME FROM PEG-LEGS
HEROES WITH MAJOR nOrXDS
HOLD FIELD MEET.
MENACING IN FRANCE
SOLDIERS .VXD SAILORS IN MC
TIXOCS MOOD, IT IS STATED.
TEXT OF HON PACT
'FREE SPEECH OR. BOMBS," IS
SENATE CULLS FOR
How Treaty Was Brought
Into U.S. to Be Probed.
ACTION IS SLIGHTLY OPPOSED
State Department Refers De
L mand for Text to Wilson.
INQUIRY TO BE THOROUGH
Investigation or How Treaty Got in
Private Hands May Involve
Paris Peace Delegation.
WASHINGTON, Juno 6. Resolutions
asking the state department for the
text of the treaty with Germany and
directing the foreign relations commit
tee to investigate how copies of the
unpublished documents have reached
private hands in- New York, were
adopted by the senate today without a
Action on the two proposals came
unexpectedly during a lull in the
stormy debate they had aroused and
scarcely a score of senators were in
the chamber when, in quick succession,
the resolutions were put to a vote.
Their passage itself, however, was no
surprise, as it generally had been con
ceded that each would have a majority.
AVilnon to Be Asked First.
The request for the treaty will be
referred by state department officials
to President Wilson and Secretary
Lansing at Paris and pending a reply
no official opinion is available here
-as to whether the text will be forth
coming. Under the investigation resolution
Introduced at the request of the white
bouse by Senator Hitchcock of Ne
braska, senior democrat of the foreign
relations committee.' it is expected that
a far-reaching inquiry will begin with
in a few days. The committee will
meet Monday to formulate plans which
way include the summoning of mem
bers of the American peace delegation.
Adoption of the Hitchcock resolution
came first, just after the debate had
reached a dramatic climax in a clash
between Mr. Hitchcock and Chairman
Lodge of the ' foreign relations com
mittee. After this clash a request by
Sir. Lodge that the senate substitute
an investigation resolution drawn by
Senator Kellogg, republican of Minne
sota, was withdrawn and the question
was put on adoption.
Opposition Is Negligible.
The resolution asking for the treaty
text, introduced by Senator Johnson?
republican of California, then came up
automatically under the senate rufta
and it was disposed of within less than
a minute with only a few scattered
"noes." It had been opposed stub
bornly during the two weeks of de
bate by the president's supporters and
the general expectation had been that
the vote on it would be close.
In suggesting the Kellogg substi
tute. Senator Lodge said the Hitchcock
resolution apparently had been "hastily
drawn" and that hisobject was to im
prove the language of the measure.
"With this Senator Hitchcock imme
diately took issue, saying the substitute
was quite different in content because
it did not name Senators Lodge and
Borah, republican of Idaho, as having
made the charges that the treaty is
in private hands in New York.
Hitchcock. Says He Is Amazed.
His own proposal, continued Mr.
Hitchcock, would show by naming the
two senators where the information
tame from that started the inquiry.
"I am amazed," continued the Neb
raska senator, "at the position now
taken by the senator from Massachu
setts. Yesterday he wanted immediate
fiction. Yesterday and the day before
be was for this resolution. And now
the senator, who was so anxious to
make statements here about the treaty
fceing in New York, wants some one else
Referring to inferences that the
treaty was in the hands of financial in
terests, Senator Hitchcock drew a
pointed reply from Senator Lodge.
"I didn"t say that," shouted the for
eign relations chairman. "Does the sen
ator question the truth of what I say?""
"No," retorted Senator Hitchock, "but
I think we ought to have another in
vestigation to find out what's happened
during the last 24 hours and what new
light the senators on the other side of
the chamber have seen."
Lodge Denies Wish to Kvade.
"You can beat my resolution if you
want to. You can put in that vague
substitute. But the people of the coun
try won't be satisfied with that kind
of an investigation."
Senator Lodge denied that he de
sired to evade investigation and "as
spired Senator Hitchcock that he would
"get all the investigation he desires."
Senator Borah said he thought either
resolution would be broad enough to
Five the committee recess to the
"whole field of investigation."'
It has been stated authoritatively
that Senator Hitchcock introduced his
(resolution at the request of the White
.House, but it is understood the phrase
ology was his own. Senator Kellogg
i said to have -prepared his resolution
, before that of Mr. Hitchcock was in
Senator Hitchcock's resolution came
into the senate today from the contin
gent expenses committee.
Declaring the Monroe doctrine would
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Case of Dr. Marie Equi of Portland
Is Argued Before United States
Circuit Court of Appeals.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6. (Special.)
"Free speech or bombs" was the al
ternative offered to the United States
by Colonel C. E. S. w"ood, counsel for
Dr. Marie D. Equi, during argument,
on behalf of the woman physician of
Portland, convicted in the United States
district court of that city last April on
five out of eight counts charging viola
tions of the espionage act.
Mr. "Wood In his speech to three
judges of the circuit court of appeals
for the ninth district, declared that all
of the sedition laws of the United States
The government was represented by
United States Attorney Haney of Port
land, who denied the charges made by
Mr. Wood that the judge of the district
court in which Dr. Equi was convicted
had erred in admitting certain evidence
into the case and had exceeded his au
thority in charging the jury which
found the accused guilty.
Dr. Equi, who is now at liberty on
bonds in the sum of $10,000, was present
during the proceedings. She was ac
companied by six women said to be
prominent in I. W. W. activities in
the Pacific northwest. The appeal is
made against the verdict and against
the imposition of a three-year sentence
and a J500 fine.
Dr. Equi in an interview emphatically
denied the charges made against her
and said she was the victim of a
United States Circuit Judges W. W.
Morrow, William H. Hunt and ex-tem-pore
Circuit Judge F. H. Rudkin of
Spokane, who heard the appeal, took
the case under advisement until the
next term of court, which will convene
the first week in July.
MERGER DETAILS JUNE 12
Eight Packing Companies to- Have
CHICAGO, June S. Full details' of
the merger of eight independent pack
ing companies, announced in New York
last night, will be given out about
June 12. according to John A. Hawkln
son. 'who has resigned as a vice-president
of Wilson & Co. in order to head
the new corporation. Mr. Hawkinson
said today that the capitalization of
the new concern had not been set def
intely and that the figure of 16G,
000,000 given out, in' New York was a
"The capitalization wijl be large, ne
cessarily, and will be ample to take
care of the needs of the company,"
said Mr. Hawkinson.
EASY INSURANCE PLAN UP
Nation Prepares to Aid Men in Keep
WASHINGTON, June 6. More liberal
provisions are being worked out by the
bureau of war risk insurance for in
clusion in term policies taken out by
men in the military services as an in
ducement to thera to retain their in
surance after returning to civil life.
The term policies may bo continued
for five years after discharge from
service and at any time during that
period may be converted into ordinary
life, endowment or 20-year policies,
premiums on which will be considerably
higher. Privilege of paying premiums
at postofficcs probably will be one fea
ture. FUND FOR OREGON SOUGHT
Governor Will Ask for Appropriation
for Battleship, If Legal.
SALEM. Or., June S. (Special.) If
Attorney-General Brown holds that the
emergency board has the right to ap
propriate funds to keep the historic
battleship Oregon in home waters, it is
probable that Governor Olcott will
ceek the desiTed appropriation.
He indicated that such would be his
course following -the receipt today of a
telegram from- Representative Britten,
who asked the executive what action
the people of Oregon might pursue.
The governor is extremely anxious to
get the battleship Oregon to this state
as a permanent acquisition..
FIUME APPEALS TO U. S.
Annexation to Italy by Peace Con
ference. Action Requested.
WASHINGTON, June 6. Chairman
Lodge of the senate foreign relations
committee today made public a cable
gram from Andrea Ossoinack. plenipo
tentiary for Fiume, at the Paris peace
conference, appealing to the United
States senate to lend its aid in pre
venting "perpetration of one of the
greatest injustices known in history."
Popular action at Fiume in favor of
Italian annexation was recited in detail
by Flume's representative, who de
clared Flume would not observe action
by the peace conference which would
prevent its union with Italy.
DEATH PENALTY IS LIFTED
Young Soldier Deserter ' Gets Ten
WASHINGTON, June 6. On recom
mendation of General Pershing, Presi
dent Wilson has commuted to 10 years'
imprisonment the death sentence im
posed on Private Philip Sohn of the
109th infantry, 28th division, for de
serting in the face of the enemy.
General" Pershing based his recom
mendation uuon the extreme youth of
the soldier, who enlisted at the age
Ruth Garrison Testifies
Against Douglas Storrs.
STORY OF RELATIONS BARED
Poisoner of Defendant's Wife
Says She Yet Loves Him.
ACCUSED IS UNEMOTIONAL
State Springs Surprise at Okanogan
by Calling Miss Garrison as
Its First Witness.
OKANOGAN, Wash.. June 6. (Spe
cial.) Although Ruth Garrison, the
girl slayer of Mrs. Douglas Storrs, was
taken to Okanogan from the peniten
tiary at Walla Walla .to act as defense
witness for Storrs, who is facing felony
charges, the state sprang a surprise
today by calling her as first witness
for the prosecution.
The courtroom was packed when
Miss Garrison entered with her guards.
who brought hrr here from Walla
Walla. The girl came into the court
room laughing. Storrs sat with his
mother and sister, Elsie Storrs. After
their first sight of each other since
March 17, Ruth leveled a long look at
Storrs, who returned it, eye to eye. Not
by the flicker of the eyelid did either
betray the slightest emotion.
Girl Tells of Relations.
With bowed head and flaming face
she took the stand, and bared every
detail of her relations with Storrs. She
told how she met Storrs at the attor
ney's information bureau In the county-
city building In Seattle and how she
went with him several times before
she learned that he was a married man.
"Every time we were together," Rath
told the jury, "he put his arms around
me and kissed me and told me that he
loved me. Before coming to Okanogan
he took me to Everett and while In the
Mitchell hotel made, suggestions to
which I refused to listen to."
At this juncture- Storrs mother
gasped, and the defendant patted her
hand reassuringly, at the same tim
boring the witness with a cold eye.
I went one night with "Doug" to the
Hotel Plaza in Seattle.", continued the
witness, "and there he made the same
suggestion, but I refused, although he
told me he loved me and wanted me to
be his wife."
Girl Stays She Was In here.
Then, with scarlet face, and bowed
head. Miss Garrison told of that fateful
(Concluded on Paga 3. Column 1.)
J HERE'S YOUR KID!"
Soldiers Minus Limbs Do Marvelous
Stunts at Dcs Moines, and
Like Sport, Too.
BES MOINES, la., June 6. Wounded
heroes of European battlefields, some
of them with only one leg or one arm.
and a few without any legs, today
played baseball, ran races and took
part in .other novel events of a track
and field meet at Fort Des Moines,
which is said ta be the first athletic
carnival ever -. held . exclusively for
wounded soldiers. . -
When a downpour of rain broke up
the - baseball game between the one.
legged men and ' the one-armed men.
the 2000 spectators were well satisfied
that , while the wounded soldiers ' may
be handicapped, they decidedly are not
downhearted. In fact,, one lad, who
left a -leg in the' Argonne forest,
seemed to regret that a little more of
his leg had not been amputated.
"If that stump had been a little
shorter. I'd have won that last race,"
he said after finishing second in one
event. "It got in the way."
The-feature of the day was the base
ball: game, which the one-armed men
won, 2 to 1. in three innings, rain stop
ping the contest. The one-legged men
got off to an early lead by some reck
less base-running in the first inning,
the opposition apparently expecting
them to hug the sacks. The first man
up knocked out a clean single and then
stole second and third, and came home
when the one-armed pitcher made a
wild throw. ...
The one-armed men tied the score In
the next inning, however, when the
men with amputations found fast field
ing difficult, and won in the third on a
succession of safe hits. Because of the
fear of Injuring some of the patients,
an "indoor" baseball was used.
The Individual star of the day was D.
R. McGlboney of Springfield. Mo., who
lost a leg in the 81st divisions offensive
in the Argonne. He won the 30-yard
hop for one-legged men, and with Ted
Baszis of Danville, 111., was second in
the two-legged race for two men, each
man having one amputation. He hopped
the 30 yards In seconds.
B. L. Mead of Pittsburg, Kan., won
the manual of arms drill, which re
quired more than 30 minutes, so effi
cient in rifle work were the men who
had had amputations.
A potato race for one-legged men. a
tug of war for shell shock patients, a
50-yard dash for one-armed men, a
cage ball game, a wheel chair race for
men with no legs and a baseball throw
ing contest for men who had lost their
natural throwing trm, were other
events. A greasea ptns cilmn, snot-put
and wrestling match between one
legged men had to be called off because
of the rain.
HUN PRISONERS RELEASED
Germans, Interned in Anstralia, Sail
STDNET, Australia, June 6. Aus
tralia has begun the repatriation of
Germans interned during the war.
The first party sailed for Germany
TO BE ULTIMATUM
Finality Promised in Forth
SOME CONCESSIONS POSSIBLE
Middle Course Fixed Upon Re
FOUR-DAY LIMIT LIKELY
Germans Will Either Have to Take
or Leave Conditions Ofrered
Thcni by the Allies.
'By the Associated Press.)
Germany will know the decision of
the peace conference on her counter
proposals by Thursday or Friday of
next week, according to the latest dis
patches from Paris.
It is understood that the allied and
associated governments have decided
to"adopt a middle course as between
the fixing of a definite sura to be ex
acted from Germany, a proceeding
strenuously objected to by the French
as likely to lead to a political upheaval
due to the disappointment of
the French public, and the provisions
of the draft of the treaty hanaed the
Germans, which the latter have de
clared mean economic slavery.
The reparations to be demanded for
certain forms of allied claims will be
made known to the Germans, but not
all of them, as the only sum for the
total losses which the French have Ar
clared themselves willing to agree to
amounts-to a figure the experts declare
Germany would be unable to pay.
Some Concessions Likely.
It is probable that the Germans will
be allowed some working capital and
tonnage for overseas trade with which
to earn the sums required of them. .
The clauses of the treaty concerning
responsibilities, punishment of the
former kaiser and the disposition of
Germany's overseas colonies likely will
stand as set forth in the original draft
of the treaty, while a plebiscite in up
per Silesia with regard to the future
sovereignty of the district Is believed
to have been definitely decided upon.
President Wilson, Interviewed by
Paris newspaper Friday, declared his
conviction that the peace treaty handed
the Germans violates none of his prln
ciples and conforms in its entirety with
his 14 points.
Copenhagen2 dispatches repart that
part of the Bulgarian army has been
mobilized and is advancing on the
ConcIudd on Past. 4. Column 1.)
Strikes Sweep Country and Agitation
Is Recognized as Revolutionary.
Tress Issues Warning.
BY LINCOLN EYRE.
fCcpjrijht by th Kr York Word. "u.
lishcd by arrangement.)
PARIS. June 6. (Special Cabl.)
That bolshevlsm is at the bottom of
the plaguo of strikes now sweeping
over France is no longer open to doubt.
This does not mean that the movement
is inspired by Russian or Hungarian
Soviets, whereby close on 500.000 men
and women in the Paris district and
the Pas de Calais mining country have
quit work, but It means simply that
the strike leaders have set the estab
lishment of communism as the goal of
the working classes and not merely
their economic betterment.
The revolutionary rather than the
evolutionary character of the agita
tion is recognized by all the press,
conservative and radical alike. Meas
ures reminiscent of May day have been
taken in Paris. The government troops
already have been stationed in some of
the metropolitan subway stations and
large bodies of soldiers arc held in
readiness in the suburbs. So far. there
bas been no violence beyond Individual
encounters with the police. It Is gen
erally felt, however, that the longer
the strikes last the greater will become
the danger of friction and bloodshed,
particularly in view of the political
background of the situation.
From Toulon come veiled but omin
ous reports of bolshevism among the
sailors on board the French warships.
Four naval vessels on which the red
flag was hoisted in the Black sea a few
days ago, were sent back to Toulon.
The nature of the disciplinary penal
ties imposed upon the mutinous crews
of these ships is to be the subject of de
bate, initiated by socialists in the
chamber of deputies next Friday.
Gabriel Cachin. who Is scheduled to
be the government's chief heckler on
the occasion, writes as follows In
L'Humanite. the socialist organ:
"All the newspapers remark the ex
treme nervousness of the general pub
lic in the last few days. Strikes are
expanding and multiplying and there
are repeated mutinies among the sol
diers and sailors. The spectacle of the
powerlessness of our rulers to emerge
rrom war and establish peace and re
store order is presented to the view of
men and muBt influence their minds.
All these things constitute a state of
affairs properly termed revolutionary."
PORTLAND C0UPLE HELD
W. B. Watson and Bertha Akers Ac
cused or Violating Mann Act.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 6. William
B. Watson and his sister-in-law. Bertha
Akers. both of Portland, Or., were ar
rested at a local hotel by federal offi
cials today on a charge of violating the
Mann act. The couple admitted having
ridden from Portland to this city In an
automobile, but denied any evasion of
the law. They were arraigned before
United States CommiBioner Krull.
Watson, the authorities said, has a
wife and two children living on his
ranch outside of Portland.
ITALY GETS TEN MILLIONS
U. S. Credits to All Allies Now Total
WASHINGTON. June S. A credit of
$10,000,000 in favor of Italy was an
nounced today by the treasury, making
a total of 11,551.600.000 for that coun
try and a total of J9,390.219,124 for all
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 66
degrees; minimum. 4S decrees.
TODAYS Fair, warmer; moderate north
Germans need not expect concessions in
treaty. Pace 1.
New Corcan republic becks entrance to
league. Face 13.
Bolshevism crows menacing in France
South Africans submit Independence claims
to Lloyd George. Ps.ce 4.
Erzberger to advocate signing of treats
Winnipeg is quiet, but outbreak of radi
calism feared; 3000 cuards bus-. Pace 3.
Wire-release bill to be pushed rezrrrli
of Burleson order. Pace 2-
Promlsed probe of shipping board pleases
w csirru W iiiaiHf-rs. rage
Senate demands German treaty text and or
ders probe of how treaty got into pri
vate hands in U. S. Pace 1.
C. E. B. Wood asserts U. S. sedition laws In
valid. Pace 1.
Soldiers minus one or more limbs stage gay
uiqoi i tfco Amines, x ace 1.
Pan-American conference to result in better
commercial relations in south. Page 6.
Six thousand returning soldiers landed at
New York. Pace 3.
Ruth Garrison testifies against Storrs.
Sea. murder story Is attacked in Seattle
court; army expert icsuiie. X'age 13.
Rural posses bold up officer m 1th seized
liquor in auto. Page 14.
Pacific Coast league results: Oakland 6, Ver-
" tie . Salt Lake 1; San Krancisco 3. Los
Angeles 2. Pace 12.
Fight advance sale now exceeds $300,000.
Com mere la 1 and Marine.
Cantaloupe season now on In full swing
Rallies in Chicago corn market fail to hold.
Advane In Wall-street stock market is
continued. Pace 21.
Schooner Bann. built In Portland, highly
ratea. 1'age -u.
Portlaad and YiHnity. i
Chare a r i na t game commission not sub
stantiate, face i.
Directors of Waverley Baby home ask civic
ctuDS to prooe conditions. Page 13.
Twenty-two divorce cases, uncontested, heard
in court in single day. Page 10.
Fruit crowera start co-operative body.
Weaihfl ucpo.W & i Iorct. .Fast 0.
Governor Hears Charges
Against Board. ' .
DR. DOWNS ADMITS VIOLATION
Little Evidence Introduced to
Support. Complaints. ,
EXECUTIVE OUTLINES PLANS
Much Testimony Is GiTcn Indicating
Good Results TTnder Direc
tion of Commission.
Charges having been made against
the state fish and game commission
that it is playing politics. Governor Ol
cott announced at the end of a ten-hour
hearing last evening that no politics
will be tolerated by tilm. Furthermore,
the governor said he had engaged a.
certified accountant to inspect the
books of the commission, not that
there Is any suspicion that funds hare
been juggled, but to ascertain whether
a proper distribution has been made to
the various departments.
Little In the way of evidence to sup
port the charges made by Richard
Price of the Multnomah Anglers' asso
ciation and of Dr. A. K. Downs, presi
dent of the Oregon Sportsmen's league,
was produced, but on the other hand
many sportsmen appeared to testify to
the good work of the commission.
Charges that fish and game are becom
ing depleted through the policy of the
commission were refuted by men from
The dismal picture of vanishing fish
and game birds painted by Mr. Price
were met by a signed article to Mr.
Price appearing In a recent publication
in which he wrote that fish were teem
ing in the streams and birds were
abundant. Dr. Downs admitted, volun
tarily, that he had violated, the law in
hunting without a license, and told of
people running deer with dogs In Curry
county. The admission . that ho vio
lated the law was referred to fre
quently by other speakers In answering
Dr. Downs and State Game Warden
Shoemaker told the doctor that the lat
ter was vested with a special warden's
star when he learned of the deer viola
tions. Governor Ontllnes Intention..
After saying that the hearing had
been a good thing, as it had enabled
everyone to air their views. Governor
Olcott read the following statement as
to his intentions with the commission:
"Two major problems confront the
executive office In handling the fish,
and game 'situation. The initial prob
lem is organization; the second, admin
istration. "I take It that the problem of organ- .
ization, as far as it affects the com
mission, devolves entirely upon myself.
It is my duty, as governor of the state,
to see that there is an active, efficient'
and capable commission to work out
all of the requirements of the fisn and
game statutes and to see that all of
the interests touched upon by those,
statutes are amply and fully protected.
When this organization is perfected the
question of administration arises.
"The administration of these statutes
falls upon the fish and game commis
sion. Under the law I am but one
member of that commission and but
one member only. I wish it distinctly
understood that when the problems of
organization are finally worked out
to the" best of my ability, the functions
coming under the province of the com
mission will be handled by the com
mission solely and there will be no in
terference on my part further than
that I will have one vote.
Communion Politic Banned.
"I am saying this, not to evade any
responsibilities that may fall to my lot.
but because I believe and know the law
intends that the work of the fish and
game commission should be handled by
that commission and not dominated by
one man. Consequently, when final de
cision as to the organization Is made.
and I will reach that decision based
upon my best business judgment for
the interest of all concerned, the com
mission, will go ahead and do Its work ' '
tor the welfare of the bird, fish and
game life of the state.
"Many allegations have been made
that the fish and game conservation
machinery, or parts of It at least, have
engaged in political activities.
"However that may be. I wish to as
sert., emphatically and without reserva
tion, that the executive office will tol
erate no such activities In the future.
While I will in no manner interfere
with any work of the commission di
rected along the line of legitimate ac
tivities. I must Insist that these activi
ties be confined to the duties imposed
by law and to the development of the
resources the .commission was created
to protect and preserve.
Honrs t Dealing Promised.
"Politics has no place in the work of -t'
- commission or of any of Its em
ployes. No matter what has been the
condition in the past, politics will play
no part in the future as long as I am
governor of the state. I intend to ex
erslse my prerogative as executive over
the administration of the entire com
mission and .' s employes to that ex
tent. "I believe that all of the interests
covered by the fish and garrwe laws
should be .riven an honest deal. I
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