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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY. AUGUST 5, 1919.
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GUARD IS NOT MENTIONED
I Howell home: the two tell-tale car
tridges which John Leuthold panned
I from the roadway; the mushroomed
'bullet found in he head, and one fired J
,into the sand by Coroner Fred Wilson
to determine what effect the compact
would have. The experimental bullet
did not flatten as much as the other.
Samuel Whetstone said he had worked
at gunsmithins for many years and
claimed to be expert in determining de
tails about riflinc. cartridges, the ef-
Rakpr flffprt filiirianfiP in Dp- fect of rifling upon a bullet and of
DdKEr Ulieib UUIUdllUC III UC ihammera and varieties of cartridees
usPd in various guns.
The witness Whetstone said the Stev
ens rifle, exhibit A, had been rebored
and one of the riflinRS was noticeably
deeper than the other. Such a condi
tion he said, would show upon a bullet
that had passed through the barrel and
he showed marks upon each bullet
which he said were made by this deep
rifle tract. He also said the gun had
rusty spots and these also affected the
bullet. The witness declared he has
examined the mushroomed pieces of
lead with a misroscope.
Moves for DlMtniMnal Denied.
Attorney McKnifrht moved for a dis
missal before the noon recess, and prior
to the testimony of Whetstone. Judge
Wade denied the motion and ordered
the hearing to proceed at once. After
Whetstone had civen his evidence. Mc-
Knight again asked for a dismissal and
was again denied. He then gave notice
the defense would not call any wit
nesses and closed his case.
The status of Harold Howell caused
some questions relative to the future
trial, should he be indicted by the grand
Jury. Being so young, many could not
understand how he could be taken from
the juvenile court.
Judge Wade told The Oregonian after
the trial that the case would be tried in
the Coos county circuit court In the
event of an indictment.
After the preliminary trial one of the
officials who was active in the inves
tigation at Bandon said they had dis
covered in their various questionings
that the Howell boy does not bear a
first-class reputation and is considered
G R EEK SALLEDPILLAGER S
Ihrcp Months' Intensive Service for
Each Youth in Nineteenth
Year Is Proposed.
WASHINGTON. A;:?. 4. War depart
ment recommendation for a system of
universal military training of three
months for all eligible youths In their
1 Oth year was presented by Secretary
Baker todav to the senate and house
military committee. Tor their guidance
in determining the permanent military
policy of the nation.
The proposal is contained in a bill
prepared by the preneral staff of the
army at the secretary's direction. Sec
retary Baker said that General Per
hins? had not been consulted and that
the plan was tentative to that extent.
21 IJIviwIon Are Propound.
The department's bill calls for a reg
ular army of 21 divisions and necessary
auxiliary cervices, with a peace
strength of 510.000 enlisted men ami a
war strength would be provided through
a modified form of the selective service
act under which the national army was
raised for the war with Germany,
For training purposes, only youths in
their l?th year would be called to the
colors for a three-months periods to be
attached to regular divisions for that
time. It is estimated that this would
provide an annual class of f.00,000 men
to receive intensive military instruc
tion, stripped of all vocational or edu
National Ouard ot Mentioned.
For two years after training the
Touths would be required to nubmit
certain reports giving their addresses,
changes in status as to dependents,
physical condition, etc. They would
receive $1 for each report submitted. In
the event of war all men in this status
would be called to the colors to fill up
the regular di vision p and compose the
first replacement units.
The bill provides for reorganization
of the regular army in substantially
the same terms as previously recom
mended by Secretary Baker when the
current army appropriation bill was
under consideration. No mention of
the national guard is made in the bill,
but in his letter to the committee chair
men Secretary Baker said he assumed
that the national defense act would
be continued in force, making the guard
subject to federalization for war.
Service to Carry No Pay.
One feature of the universal training
plan is complete federalization of the
registration and induction machinery.
Jjocal and appeal boards would be
created as during the war, except that
compensation at ?10 a day is provided
lor board officials.
Youths in training would receive no
pay, but would receive payment for all
expenses and an allowance of $5 a
month for incidentals. No exemptions
would be granted except to soldiers,
t-a ijors, members of the merchant
marine, public or private, or to those
mentally or physically deficient.
To meet the case of those with de
pendents, however, provision is made
for deferring the training period.
The theory on which the bill rests
is that an army of 1,250,000 should be
a va ilable for rapid mobilization at
TURKS ACCVSK SOLDIERS OF
CRUELTY AT SMYRNA.
521.500 OFFERED FOR
ARREST OF BOMBERS
Hunt for Perpetrators of Los
Angeles Outrage On.
LAWLER'S CONDITION GRAVE
Federal. County and Municipal Offi
cers Dedouble Efforts to Appre
hend Men Responsible.
TEACHER TAKES OLD POST
JL. L. (ioodiiis of Redmond Again to
He rrisburg Superintendent.
REDMOND. Or.. Ads. 4. (Special.)
L,. Cloodinpr. principal of the union
hi&h school here the last two years.
h;is resigned and accepted the superin
tendency of the Harrisburjy school. Mr
(uodins was superintendent of the
Harrisburg schools five years before
coming to Redmond and received the
unanimous call of the board to return.
I'aul Irvine has been elected to suc
ceed Mr. liooding as principal, and "W. I
Smith will take over the position of
school clerk, which also was held by
Mr. Gooding. School will begin Sep
slKMilinir of Officers and
Charged Again.-t Army feent
to Maintain Order.
L.OXDO.N. July 14. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The Greek
army of occupation, which landed at
Smyrna a few months ago. murdered
and pillaged the Turks, according to
a letter published by Marmaduke Pick
ihall. a well-known writer on easteia
affairs. The writer of the letter wa
described by Mr. Pickthall as -'a re
liable corespondent," but his identity
was not disclosed.
The writer asserts that when the
Greek army landed at Smyrna. Turkish
troops had been ordered by the Turkish
authorities to remain in their barracks
and that they did so; but that the
Greeks broke into places where Turk
ish officers were collected and snot
down all who would not shout "long
live Venizelos." Many were thus shot
down according to the writer. The
The trovernor of Smyrna was
draprged along the wharf and carried
aboard a Greek ship. His wife was
wounded and his house looted. ine
Turkish chief of staff was bayoneted
in the face and thrown into the hold
of the Greek cattle ship among the
animals. The senior doctor of the
Turkish army corps was murdered and
his body mutilated. Fingers of Turk
ish men and women who wore rings
were cut off -wholesale. Houses were
looted, women robbed of all their
"This was supposed to De an aoso-
lutely peaceful occupation in the in
terests of law and order. Greece had
not even been at war with Turkey.
In no case did the Turks show fight
until thev were attacked by the Greeks.
The civilian Greeks joined with the
invading soldiery in the work of mur
der and pillage. And the allied fleet
acquiesced in these proceedings, which
were made possible only by its pres
ence." A member of the house of commons
recently asked the povernment rep
resentatives whether It was true that
the Greeks had massacred their pris
oners in Smyrna in full sight of the
allied war ships. Sir Cecil B. Harms
worth, now secretary or foreign af
fairs, replied that numerous Turkish
oficers and men lost their lives in
that way, but the Greek government,
he said, regretted the affair and it
was engaging the attention of the
British minister to Paris.
BOY HELD FOR MURDER
( I'ontinuprt From Vi rst Paffe.
I.OS ANGELKS, Aug. 4. Federal,
county and municipal officers tonight
redoubled their efforts to apprehend
the perpetrators of the bomb explosior
that wrecked and set afire the home
of Oscar Lawler. former United States
attorney, here early yesterday morning
and" from which Mr. Lawler and his
wife received burns and other injuries
that may prove fatal. ,
Rewards totaling $21,500 have been
offered for the arrest and conviction of
those responsible for the outrage;
L'nited States Attorney J. Robert
O'Connor has been ordered by Attorney-General
Palmer to use the "entire
facilities of the department of Justice
here to assist city and county officers
in running down the instigators of the
crime, and Chief of Police George Home
has placed every available detective on
The condition of Mr. Lawler and his
wife, who are at St. Vincent's hospital
is still "critical, according to v state
ment issued bv Dr. T. Mvprs. nh -
sician in charge, early tonight. "Neithe
of them is out of danger," he added
Improvement. however, is evident.
There is hope for Mrs. Lawler'f re
covery ; some hone for Mr. La wler."
Mr. lawler is suffering from third-de
gree burns over four-fifths of his body,
and Mrs. Lawler is suffering from sec
ond-degree burns, nervous shock and
broken collarbone that she received
when her husband dropped her from
the second-story window of their home
to keep heF from being burned to death
IndtiMtrial Workrm Mousht.
From the mass of clews and evidence
secured today only one clew was of
sufficient importance to be followed
up. officers said. Two deputy sheriffs
were dispatched tonight to an Imperial
valley town to search for two men,
members of the I. W. W., seen here sev
eral days ago. They are known to have
been implicated in eastern dynamiting
Of the $21,500 reward offered, the
city will give $10,000, the council hav
ing definitely decided to act on Mayor
Snyder's recommendation that this sum
be posted; the Merchants and Manu
facturers association $5000, Chamber
of Commerce $5000, Los Angeles Kxam-
iner $1000, and Irvin Dingle, a former
associate of Mr. Lawler. $500. An addi
tional reward will probably be offered
by the Los Angeles board of super
(ovrrnor Announces Offer.
In a personal message received by
Oscar Lawler, from Governor Stephens
at Santa Barbara, early tonight, the
governor announced that $1000 reward
will be paid by the state for the appre
hension of the persons responsible for
Information given to the sheriffs of
fice by R. Kleinberger. who lives near
the Lawler home, that he saw seven
men run from the Lawler yard and
enter an automobile which was waiting
in the street shortly before the explo
sion, is being investigated.
Another clew which officers regard
as important was given by a woman
whose name was withheld. She visited
the office of an attorney associated
with Mr. Lawler and told him the deed
was perpetrated by an enemy made by
Mr. Lawler at a recent trial. She de
clared. it is said, that a recent fire in
the First Congregational church here
was caused by the same person.
piece of the bomb which caused the :
explosion, on the roof of a home near
the Lawler residence. The disco wry
gave the officers sufficient pieces of
the missile - so they could reconstruct
it. Originally, they said, it was about
eight inches long and three inches in
diameter, made of a piece of cast iron
sewer pipe with nipples screwed on
both ends to retain the explosive with
which it was filled. In one end a hole
was drilled to receive the fuse by
which it was set off.
Two of Mr. and Mrs. Lawler's chil
dren who were visiting on the ranch
of" Dan Murphy, near Monterey, were'
brought to this city by auto early today
and taken to their parents' I edsides.
J ne third child was in the house at
the time of the explosion, but was
rescued by William Lacey and Ed Pul
ford, who were passing at the time of
Home Virtually- Drtroyeri.
The home was virtually destroved
by the fire, which followed the two
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Aug. 4. A re
ward of $1000 for the arrest and con
viction of persons responsible for the
explosion Sunday at the home of Oscar
Lawler, attorney, in Los Angeles, has
been offered. by Governor Stephens, it
was announced here late today.
PAPEETE FINDS PLATINUM
Discovery of Precious Mificral Re
ported at Society Islands.
PAPKETE, Society Islands. July 2.
Platinum deposits are reported to have
been discovered on the island of Ru
rutu, one of the Austral group approx
imate! v 200 miles south of" Tahiti. A
minim- engineer from the United State
Warden said he had ,fa investigating the reported discovery
for the holders of mining rights here.
and could not say how long they con
versed and lingered outside before ehe
proceeded, hut as nearly as could be
brought out. it could not have been
more than half an hour, which would
would have placed her departure at
looked at his wa u h on Howell's de
pavture, arid it was about seven or
eight minutes to 6.
Cartridges ;ivc Mlent TfRtimony.
In leaving the Warden home Howell
could have intercepted the Leuthold
girl in one of two ways, by passing
through t lie w oods toward his own
home, or going down to the county
highway, providing he had left in sea
son. The evidence bears out the suppo
sition that he went home and crossed
the road on which Lillian traveled. 20
or 25 minutes after the girl should have
passed, or if he had gone toward the
county road, he could have met her a
few minutes earlier, also providing he
had left in season.
A number of exhibits were placed in
keeping of the court during the hear
ing. The Stevens rifle, obtained at the
MAYS STILL COMMANDS
COLO.XKL'S RESIGNATION- FAILS
TO APPEAR AT SALEM.
Adjutant-General Hopes Effort
Get Relief Will Be Reconsidered
by Oregon's Leader.
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 4. (Special.)
Although Colonel John L. May, com
mander of the 3d infantry. Oregon
guard, gave out a statement recently
that he wished to be relieved of his
duties in that capacity, his formal res
ignation had not been received by Adju
tant-General Stafrin tonight. It is pos
Ible, General Stafrin says, that Colonel
May will reconsider his action and re
main in command of the regiment.
If Colon May refuses to reconsider
his resignation the 3d Oregon will not
receive full recognition from the gov
eminent until the four companies yet
to qualify can meet and elect officers.
At that time the captains of the 15 com
nanies can hold an election, and name a
successor to Colonel May.
Adjutant-General Stafrin is liberal in
his praise of Colonel May and regrets
that his resignation came at a time
when federalization of the regiment
was near completion. Because of Colonel
May's resignation none of the men in
11 companies already qualified in Ore
gon will receive ay from the govern
ment untu me slate, organization la
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EX-SOLDIER lS MISSING
Searchers Fail to Find Trace of Wal
ter Iiecslcy of Bend.
BEND, Or., Aug. 4. (Special.) Al
though a search party has been out
since early this morning seeking a clew
to the whereabouts of Walter Beesley
of this city, who disappeared Friday,
no trace of the missing man was found.
Attired in a suit of overalls, and tak
ing with him only a bottle of medicine
and a razor, Beesley left for the woods
with the remark that he was going. to
find work. Friends, however, fear that
he may be temporarily unbalanced as
the result of injuries received during
his service with the America)! expedi
tionary forces in France. '
Beesley enlisted from Bend early in
the war and sustained wounds in action
which-necessitated his' remaining in an
army hospital ror nine months. After
his discharge from the service he was
married and had made Bend his home.
ANTWERP NEW U. S. BASE1,-1
COB1.FNZ TO RE HEADQUARTERS
FOR AMERICAN ARMY.
ans to take over the districts to be
evacuated by American units.
General Pershing spent the day vlsit-
ns: the 1st d i vision, which is on the
east bank of the Rhine and is pre
paring to turn over the brideprhead
proper to the French about August 15.
Farm Brings $300 an Acre.
McMINNVILLE, Or.. Aug. 3. (Spe
cial.) Among the recent sales of farm
lands was 60 acres one mile west of
McMinnville from W. J. Stater to Oscar
Tupper for $15,000, or $300 an acre. The
E. L. Ballard farm of 182 acres, four
miles north of town, was sold to .1. W.
Defectives today found an additional Fishelman of Nebraska for $26,50.
General Pershing Plans to Leave
France September t Picked
Men May Come With Him.
COBLENZ, Saturday, Aug. 2. (By
Courier to Paris By the Associated
Press.) Coblenz will become the head
quarters of the American forces in Eu
rope when American grand headquar
ters in Paris are closed about August
20, it became known today when Gen
eral Pershing arrived here on his final
tour of the battlefields. Antwerp will
be the base port for the American con
tingent that is to remain on the Rhine
General Pershing saidhe intended to
sil from Brest about September 1. It
was said to be probable that the com
posite regiment of picked men that
marched .in the Paris and London Vic
tory parades will sail with the Ameri
can commander in chief.
General Pershing arrived here y es
ter and spent the afternoon with Major
General Henry T. Allen. They dis
cussed the personnel of the permanent
garrison that is to remain here after
the departure of the 3d division next
week and the 1st division the middle
of August. General Pershing said the
area to be occupied by the Americans
on the Rhine has not been determined
by the inter-allied council but that a
decision is expected soon.
The French virtually have completed
TOBACCO CRUSADE DENIED
Attorney for Dryslefends Proposed
9 Enforcement Act.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. Wayne B.
Wheeler, counsel for the Anti-Saloon
League of America, took issue today
with the opinion by Klthu Root, Will
iam D.Guthrie and Wllftam L. Marbury,
counsel for the United States Brewers'
association, that the proposed war pro
hibition enforcement act is unconstitu
tional. Mr. Wheeler also denied that
the league forces intended to start an
ami -tobacco campaign.
" Referring to charges of the asso
ciation opposed to national prohibi
tion that the Anti-Saloon League wan
actively aiding a campaien of t h
W. C. T. TJ. against tobacco, Mr. Wheeler
"The anti-tobacco scarecrow of th
anti-prohibition association does not
fool anyone. The Anti-Saloon league
force have no intention to start thts
crusade. The liquor traffic is a public
nuisance. The tobacco habit may be a
private or personal bad habit, but it is
not in the same class as intoxicating
Paris Cited for Bravery.
PARIS, Aug. 3. Premier Clemen
ceau has cited the city of Paris in army
orders as follows: The city of Paris,
a capital magnificently worthy of
France, animated by patriotic faith
which never faltered, bore with firm
and smiling courage frequent bom
bardments by aircraft and long-range
guns from 1114 to 1918 and has added
dea bless chapters to hr secular glory."
RASH ON HEAD
Itching. Very Irritating.
"My bead began to itch, causing
me to scratch, and a rash came.
The itching was very irritating and
my hair came out terribly, and be
came thin and dry. The breaking
out caused disfigurement for the
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cakes of Cuticura Soap and two
boxes of CuUcuxa Ointment when
1 was healad." (Signed) Miss Nina
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LABOR ANGERS CONGRESS
(Continued From First Page.)
forcement of their purpose throu gh
duress upon congress and the coun
try. They use the language of menace,
as they did three years ago. They de
clare that 'the employes are in no
mood to brook the return of lines to
their former control.
'We are sure that on reflection they
will see that these words are ill
advised. It is an occasion for candid
counsel and not for threats, and the
government, capital 'and the country
were never in a mood to be more con
siderate of the interest and the just
de:rH.nds of labor.
besides, they will not win by trucu
lence. It is untimely. The country
has just held a practical referendum
on this very question, and the answer
is a thundering demand for the return
of the lines to private operation. We
are told that the brotherhods control
2.000.000 votes. Well, if the suffrage
amendment goes into effect in time
there will be 30.000.000 voters in the
United States at the next election.
Make their 2,000.000 votes 6.000.000 and
they will still be overwhelmingly
beaten on this issue."
"No party will be cowardly enough
or reckless enough to invite disaster
by yielding to this demand.
"Party prudence and economic safety
call now not for yieldings, but for the
firmest resistance to the demand for
running the railroads in the interest
of a class at the cost of the whole people.
There must be something more than
"We trust that the president, profit
ing by what we have always considered
grave errors of judgment in the
course he followed three years ajjo,
will now use his powers of persuasion
with the railway men to win them
from the delusion t hat possesses their
minds. The execut ive and legislative de
partments are thriving earnest con
sideration to the problems of living
costs. That it is the surest way to
present relief. And the resolve of
every American who works either with
brain or hand to eschew the dangerous
nostrums of socialism and to go about
the task of restoring t h economic
balance by the hard toll of the greatest
possible production is the only way to
permanent welfare and happiness."
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and which is frequently sold under the name of "Linoleum."
"Felt Base Linoleum." "Enamelled Linoleum." "New Process
Linoleum," etc. The Federal Trade Commission has decided that
such felt paper floor coverings are not linoleum, and that their
sale under the name. "Linoleum," deceives and misleads the public,
and hence is a violation of the Act of Congress approved September
The Commission finds that the word, "linoleum," has a defi
nite meaning, and may only properly be used to describe a floor
covering composed of oxidized oil and gums intimately mixed with
ground cork or wood flour, pressed on a suitable fabric back. The
Commission further finds that floor coverings made of felt paper
saturated with asphalt, with a pattern painted upon the' surface,
are nol linoleum, and must not be described, advertised, or sold
One manufacturer of felt paper" floor coverings ha been
ordered by the Commission to stop using the word, "linoleum," in
connection with his product and to discontinue its use in the name
of his company until such time as he may manufacture linoleum.
Linoleum enjoy an enviable reputation as a tough.. wear resist
ing and sanitary fleor covering. There are three easy ways to dis
tinguish linoleum from painted felt paper floor coverings: .
1 . Linoleum has a burlap back.
2. Linoleum does not tear easily.
3. The edge of felt paper floor coverings is always
The public is invited to report any violation of the Commis
sion's ruling, on the part of any store, to the Federal Trade Com
mission, Washington, D. C, or to any of the undersigned manu
facturers of linoleum.
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