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bridge cannot be regarded as adequate
lor present traffic requirements and
that analysis of fixed and movable
spans has revealed a general condition
of overstress in the superstructure.
In summing up the recommenda
tions, it is stated that the feasibility
of repairs hinges on uncertainty as to
the stability of the foundation, de
fects in loading the drum, the extent
to which rust has eaten the metal,
overstress, poor metal and inadequacy
Immediate suggested repairs in
clude timber reinforcement of pilings
at the approaches, better bracing of
steel spans ov"er the railway tracks
and general repairs at the west end.
Replacing of the end floor beams of
the draw is declared the most press
ing need. ,
No action relative to the report or
the possibility of building a. new
bridge immediately will be taken un
til the next 'meeting ' of the county
This is the third of a series of advertise
ments published by the Committee of American
Shipbuilders to assist in bringing about a
right solution of questions vital not only to the
future prosperity of shipbuilding but equally
tiled to the safety and prosperity of the Nation.
Americans Believed Held on
Cincinnati Manufacturer Also
Makes $10,000 Gift.
STATE DEPARTMENT ACTS
STEEL CAUSES INQUIRY
Two Men Jsow Prisoners Supposed
to Be. Experts in Service of
Alleged Underpayments of Income
Tax Occupy as Much Time as
THE MORNING OREGOXIAX, TnUHSD AT, MXY 27. 1020
BIG ALIMONY SUIT LOST
AMOTJXT INVOLVED IX ACTION
MOKE THAX 9100,000.
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WASHINGTON, May 26. Investiga
tion was ordered by the state depart
ment today of the circumstances at
tending: the kidnaping: of two Amer
icans in Mexico. The American con
sul at Chihuahua was instructed to
conduct the inquiry and there were
indications that no representations
would be made to the new Mexican
government unless the investigation
develops that the men were seized
by others than forces of Francisco
Villa. It was assumed, however, that
the Americans were carried off at
Villa's orders as a part of his tactics
to extort tribute from the mining
. Homer C. Carr, one of the captives,
is a mining engineer employed by
the American Smelting & Refining
company, who went to Mexico from
New York city. The identity of the
other prisoner was uncertain. The
ronpular report gave his name as
NEW YORK, May 26. Belief that
Bernard McDonald, chief of field op
orations for the American Smelting
& Refining company at Parral, Chi
huahua, is- one of the men reported
by the American consul in Chihuahua
aa a prisoner at Jimminez, was ex
pressed by an official of the company
here today. McDonald's home is in
MEXICO CITY, May 26. Formal in
vestigation for the purpose of clarify
ing the part taken in the death of
President Carranza, both by Colonel
Rodolfo Herrero and members of the
Carranza party, is recommended by
the commission of four, named by
Generals Obregon ano Gonzales, to in
quire into the tragedy at Tlaxcalan
tongo. The commission submitted its
report last night and cited 10 points
which the members had agreed had
been proved from stories of witnesses.
It was added that in a number of
points many other stories purporting
to detail actual circumstances could
not be confirmed and were unworthy
Execution Story Told.
A summary of the commission's re
port, which is the first authoritative
story of the death of Carranza, fol
lows in part:
"Colonel Herrero joined the Car
ranza party at Putla, state of Puebla,
May 20, following a conference with
General Francisco de P. MarieL Gen
eral Mariel then left the Carranza
"When Carranza reached Tlaxcalan
tongo he was led by Herrero to the
hut where he was to sleep. Before
retiring Carranza ordered Captain
Suarez to assist in placing sentinels,
all of whom were Herrero's men.
"Herrero later told Carranza that a
messenger had informed him his
brother was injured, whereupon Her
rero left the village. At 3 o'clock on
the morning of May 21, three of Her
rero's men entered the president's hut,
stating that they had been ordered to
report to him what the situation was,
adding that nothing new had oc
curred." (The report saye ' this move was
probably for the purpose of ascertain
ing if all in the hut were in bed and
whether Carranza had changed his
(General Attack Follows.
."Half an hour later, the hut was
attacked from all sides.
"President Carranza was heard to
rry, 'I can't get up; my leg is broken.'
He then begged for a carbine so that
he could defend himself, but was
answered by a volley which ended his
"The other occupants' of the hut fled
and there was great confusion in the
village. Herrero, at the head of his
men, captured many of the party, who
were taken 12 miles away, while
others were left in Tlaxcalantongo.
Four or five of these prisoners were
forced to sign a statement that Car
ranza had committed suicide."
Defendant Estate of Orion Denny.
Said to Be Son of One of Seat
SAN FRANCISCO. May 26. An ac
tion which Involved a claim for more
than $100,000 in alimony from the
estate of Orion Denny,' son of A. A.
Denny, said to be one of the founders
of the city of Seattle, was debided
against the claimant, Mrs. Eva F.
Richmond, in the state district court
of appeal here today. Both Orion
San Francisco in 1884, subsequently
remarrying. Following the fire which
swept the city in 1906 she started an
action on the ground that $250
monthly alimony had been awarded
her and had never been paid. The ali
mony order, she said, had been lost in
the lire and she asked for its restoration.
The lower court held that as Dennv
was making only $75 a month as an
engineer on one of his father's steam
ship lines between Seattle and Van
couver, it was not probable that the
divorce court fixed the alimony so
high. This Tinding was sustained in
today's decision. The accumulated
alimony, with interest, would amount
to more than $100,000, according to an
unofficial announcement from the
The elder Denny left an estate of
$500,000. according to the statements
of attorneys. The son worked out his
own fortunes, they said.
A. A. Denny's name was said to be
carved on a monument erected to -the
founders of the city of Seattle at
Alki point, opposite the city.
SEXATOR JOHXSOX REPLIES
BRIDGE MUST EO SOI
BCKSSIDE SP.VX IS XEARIXG
END OF SERVICE.
Candidate Declares Can "Honestly
Subscribe" to Every Plank
in Rural Platform.
WASHINGTON, May 26. Senator
Johnson, replying today to the ques
tionnaire submitted to all presiden
tial candidates by the national board
of farm organizations, pledged his
support to each of the "planks" in
its platform. He had found nothing
in the entire programme. Senator
Johnson said, to which he could not
There is need at the present time
for complete co-operation between
the two great elements of society,"
he continued. "The consumer in the
city and the producer on the farm.
if they will work intelligently to
gether, can overcome in a great de
gree the profiteer."
Senator Johnson expressed himself
in favor of regulating the packers,
preventing a curb to free speech and
for reopening of the railroad question
if, after a reasonable trial, the roads
do not give good service. ,
Old Structure Declared Seriously
AVeakened and Inadequate for
Two or three years at the most is
the service limit of the Burnside
bridge, according to the state high
y commission, which reported yes
terday to the county commissioners
results of an investigation of the span.
The report sums up the defects In
the old bridge as follows:
The piers are not in first-class
physical condition, but have a .suffi
cient margin of stability to render
them reasonably safe for the present;
the tipping and settlement of the
channel piers resulting from river
traffic collisions, however, have so en
dangered their stability as to make
their continued use for an extended
period hazardous; defect of the drum
due to faulty loading cannot be over
come at any reasonable cost; decay in
the metal at points difficult to reach
is serious and rusting and defective
metal reduce the safe carrying capac
ity at least 25 per cent.
The highway commission says the
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U. S. CONSUL "BOUNCER"
Sir. Skinner Ejects Rabid Orator
From Consulate in London.
(Copyright by New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
LONDON. May 26. (Special.)
Consul General Skinner took over the
duties of a "bouncer" today when
Vincent Jizewski, who claims Chicago
as one of his home towns, began
preaching revolution to a score or
more of American seamen in the con
sulate basement. The man was trying
to make converts in loud and highly
varnished language, when Consul
General Skinner heard him and
quickly ejected him from American
' Jizewski is believed to have worked
his way here on a merchant vessel
some months ago, and since then, ac
cording to sailors who know him, he
has been preaching' communism in
full report. Mr. Steffins and Mr.
Sprague, our treasurers, both gave
money. Mr. Byllesby. a banker in
New York, also gave some. "You'll
get it all.'
Branching off state matters. Colonel
Proctor said that "the state organiza
tions had been encouraged to raise
and handle their own funds."
"General Wood was a man without
political connections," continued the
witness "It was necessary to get a
national organization and put his
name before the people In every state
where there "were direct primaries."
we have complied with the spirit of
the primary laws," he declared. "The
great bulk of our expenditures has
been on publicity.'
"Can you giv us the amount of ex
penditure?" Chairman Kenyon in
quired. "Not exactly," Colonel Proctor an
swered. Replying to Senator. Reed, Mr. Proc
tor said John T. King was in charge
of the Wood campaign at first.
"What was the reason for the
change from King?" asked Senator
Colonel Prostor said "nothing had
Total Not Known.
"Did you hive the funds collected
by King?" Senator Reed ss.id.
"There were none," was the reply
"There were a few debts."
"What territory did Mr. McGraw of
Oklahoma look after?" Senator Reed
"Louisiana, Missouri, . Mississippi
"Minnesota, the Dak etas, states
clear out to the coast. I may not get
tnese territories quite right."
"It is $500,000 you said you ad
vanceo. ana aoout that much more
subscribed by others?" asked Chair
"I didn't say definitely how much
more It was," Mr. Proctor raplied.
"Are the subscriptions to be used
to pay you back or is your money
to be given directly?"
I haven't been paid back. I don't
know definitely what the subscrip
Senator Edge, republican. New Jer
sey, suggested "that about $600,000 or
$700,000 has been spent nationally in
an educational campaign.
"Do you know what Senator Hard
ing's Ohio campaign cost?" Chairman
Michigan Pays Own Bill.
"I don't know," Colonel Proctor
said. "I haven't heard anything but
"Now, your campaign in Michigan.
I understand that all the money used
there was raised there and doesn't
appear in your national account?"
"That is right." replied Mr. Proc
tor, adding that in, "eight or ten states
their own funds were raised by Wood
campaign clubs and spent by them on
their own account.
To a series of questions as to ex
penditurcs in Ohio, Mr. Proctor said
"It was in the neighborhood of $50,
000 outside of publicity furnished by
the national headquarters.
"Do you expect this advance of
$500,000 of yours to be paid back?"
Senator Pomerene asked.
"Expect is too strong a word," Colo
nei Proctor told him amid general
"Well, do you hope then?"
VI don't know that," Mr. Proctor
said. "I have undertaken this work
I am going to carry It through.
feel as much of an idealistic claim
on me in the matter as I have felt
from the Red Cross in the war."
"Do you expect to advance more?"
Senator Pomerene asked.
"As much as I feel that it is pro
per," the witness returned.
Representative Louis C. Crampton
who managed the Michigan campaign
for Senator Johnson, republican. Can
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40 Tribes Represented at Confer
ence in California.
LOS ANGELES, May 26. Forty In
dian tribes of the southwest were
represented in the delegation of 150
chiefs who today at Riverside told
their grievances to members of the
committee on Indian affairs of the
house of representatives. The com
mittee arrived here tonight and
planned to leave for the east to
morrow night, by way of Salt Lake
The Indians appeared at a luncheon
and asked for an audience, which Was
granted. They said they had been
unable to tell their story of alleged
injustices to the authorities at Wash
While In Riverside the committee
inspected Sherman Institute, a school
ELIHU ROOT WILL ATTEND
League Commission to Discuss Plan
for International Court.
WASHINGTON. May 26. The league
of nations commission on, plans for
the formation of an international
court of justice will meet in open
session at The Hague, June 11. the
American minister to The Netherlands
today advised the state department.
Great Britain, France, Japan. Belgium,
Brazil, Holland, Spain and Jugo-Slavia
will have official representatives. .
Former Secretary of State Elihu
Root will attend the meeting which
will be held in the peace palace.
fornia, was called.
"How much money was1 sent from
national sources in the Johnson cam
paign?" Chairman Kenyon asked.
Johnson Bill Partly Paid.
"There was $6200 sent to me from
San Francisco," he replied. "It did
not come from Mr. McSween, the na
In Michigan, the witness said the
Johnson funds contributed locally in
eluded about $1000 from Wayne coun
ty and $7500 outside. The largest
contribution ran around $300,
"There is a deficit left of $5571.73
not yet covered," Representative
"Make a total around $13,000,'
Chairman Kenyon estimated.
"I'm obliged to be more so." Mr.
Crampton said. "I Intend to ask and
I hope California friends will care
"Know how much there is availa
ble in California?" asked Senato
Spencer, republican. Missouri.
"No, except that I understand funds
there raised from senator Johnson
friends are practically exhausted from
time to time.
Asked about Johnson campaign ex
penditures in other primary states,
he said he could not give definite fig
ures and added:
"I think that the total expenditure
in North and South Dakota, Minne
sota, Maryland and North Carolina
for Johnson would not amount to as
much as we spent in Michigan.
"There were about 400' newspapers
In Michigan." he said, and there wa
a Wood advertisement in substanti
ally all of them."
Continuing on the subject of other
campaign operations, he said:
"There was a bunch of special-de
livery letters, each containing an ap
peal to Catholic voters In behalf
General Wood, sent to the secretary
of each Masonic lodge in Michigan.
General Wood s campaign manage
offered a reward of $500 for the per
petrator of that piece of publicity.
"Do you do it?" Senator Reed asked
Motors Forbidden Students. ,
CAMBRIDGE, England. May 26.
Use of motor cars and .motorcycles by
undergraduates when attending lec
tures has become such a nuisance that
the vice-chancellor of the university
here has issued an edict against the
Why you are interested in
an American merchant marine
PATRIOTIC Americans agjee that
a merchant marine is necessary to
the Nation's welfare in peace and
vital to its safety in war.
For decades before the war our flag
was rarely met at sea.
America could not meet the com
petition of foreign ships, more cheaply
operated and often fostered by govern
We have a great merchant fleet.
We must keep it.
But we must maintain American
standards both in the shipyard and on
The Seaman's Act of 1915 ' improved
conditions on board American ships and
'awakened a new interest in seafaring.
Legislation now pending in Congress
aims to perpetuate our war-built mer
American labor is vitally interested
Because busy shipyards employ tens of thorn
sands of men (350,000 during the war) ; there
are as many outside of but dependent on the
shipyards; ships employ thousands more;
Because our shipyards and ships cannot .
exist much less pay high wages unless
wise shipping laws are enacted;
Because more ships mean more foreign trade,1
which spells more work for American labor.
What department store would i deliver its
goods in its competitor's motor vans?
Tnte 1 rr-i clofirtn A r1 o rat e T10
policy of the United States is "to do
whatever may be necessary to develop
and encourage" a merchant marine.
This policy merits the support of
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COMMITTEE OF AMERICAN SHIPBUILDERS
30 CHURCH STREET, NEW YORK CITY'
Chairman: J. W. POWELL; .
H. A. EVANS. - ...
A.C. PESSANO, .
J.W.MASON. . . . .
H. B. TAYLOR.
J. F. DUTHIE,-
Vice-President, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corrx; Ltd.i Bethlehem, Pa.
. . " . . President, Baltimore Drydock fit Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md.
. Chairman Board of Directors, Great Lakes Engineering Works, Detroit, Mich.
. - President, Western Pipe and Steel Co. of California, San Francisco, Cat,
Vice-President, William Cramp 6 Sons Ship fit Engine Bldg. Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
- m m President, J. F. Duthie & C6-, Seattle, Wash
"No. The letters came from Chl
Major Edwin Morjran of Alliance,
O., as stcretary-treasurer of the Ohio
Wood Campaign club, said his organ
ization received $25,000 from the Wood
national funds, but raised no money
for the Wood campaign.
I know this, that all the publicity
was contracted for through Chicago,
bids being received through agen
cies," he continued. "I understood It
amounted to between $35,000 anxi $40,-
Any workers sent? Senator Reed
"General Glenn was there lor three
months organizing women. Major
Morgan said, "or trying to. He had
an expense account from Chicago.'
In reDlv to further questions from
Senator Reed the witness announced
his conviction that the wood cam
paign finances "were all direct."
Charles A. weissert, secretary-
treasurer of the Micnigan wooa
league, the next witness, explained
that he came In. place of Fred A. Al
ger, who was state chairman. De-
cause I have tne recoras ana ac
The total contributions to our cam-
ntiiirn were $54,311." said Mr. Weissert,
'and I understand it was ait mwcu m
This covers all tnat was raisea in
your state?" Chairman Kenyon asked.
"Except for local county funds. Uiat
was all," Mr. Weissert said.
"Fred -M. Alger contributed $50,741
"How was this money spent?
Chairman Kenyon asked.
The witness in reply read items m
eluding $35,173 for advertising "al
most exclusively newspaper," he ex
plained "$9105 for literature; $8932
miscellaneous; $3739 telegraph and
telephone and 92101 salaries.
ESTATE IS $10,000,000
Will of Late Levi P. Morton Filed
at Washington for Probate.
WASHINGTON, May 26. An estate
estimated at $10,000,000 Is disposed of
In the will ot Levi P. Morton, former
vice-president ot the United States,
which was filed in federal district
court here today for probate. The
document was executed June 29, 1910.
and was modified by codicils of March
30, 1911, June 4,. 1911. and June 24,
1911. Mr. Morton died at his horns
near Poughkeepsie. N. at the age
of 96 years.
Charles II- Allen of Lowell. Mass.;
Morton Minot of Brookport, N. T., and
Bronson Winthrop of New Tork city
are named as executors and they,
with the American Security & Trust
company of this city, will .act as
trustees of the estate.
The money and personal effects are
variously divided among members of
Mr. Morton's family and servants.
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Armenian Resolution Adopted, bj
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lution favorinpr acceptance of a man
date over Armenia by the United
States was adopted this afternoon by
the Methodist Episcopal general con
Instructions were given officers of
the conference to telegraph to Presi
dent Wilson and the chairman of the
committee on foreign relations of the
senate the substance of the resolution.
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