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I'OBTLAXD, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1920
PIC ICE FIVE CENTS
BY COX CHIEFTAIN
"BLIMPS" MAY CARRY
MAIL TO NORTHWEST
DAY IS STRENUOUS
ONE FOR HARDING
DEPUTY DIES IN GUN
FIGHT WITH ROBBERS
SALES SHOW OIL LACK
DUE TO CONSUMPTION
NOTED IN BUSINESS
COURT BLOCKS PLAN
TO RATIFY PEACE ACT
COAST-TO-COAST SERVICE CON
TWO DESPERADOES SHOT BY
INCREASED TTSE OF GASOLINE
MANDAMUS TO FORCE PROMUL
RESULTS IN SHORTAGE. .
White Says Governor Is
Party's New Leader.
LEAGUE ISSUE SUBORDINATED
Progressivism Now Chief
NOMINEE SHUNS PACT
Chairman Indicates Oliioan Enter
tains Reservations When He
OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU.
"Washington, July 29. George White,
chairman of the democratic national
committee took command of the
democratic headquarters today and
made it clear at the outset that Gov
ernor Cox of Ohio is to be considered
the new leader of the democratic
The league of nations, the issue
which President Wilson put forward
as the one that is paramount and
upon which he asks a solemn refer
endum, is to be subordinated in the
I campaign. "Progressivism" Is tha
new issue which Governor Cox and
his chairman have discovered and
which will be put forward as the chlet
subject of consideration.
Governor Cox in his conference with
President Wilson, Chairman White
I said, discussed the fundamental por
tions of the league and will observe
Us spirit but "did not enter into an
iron-clad contract with the president
las to details."
Cox Has Reservations.
Every action taken by Mr. White
land every word uttered by him clear
ly Indicated that Governor Cox had
reservations in his own mind when
he promised to fulfill all that the
president had promised, and that he
still has reservations in his mhi.J on
the president's statement of the con
ference that he, the president, and
I Governor Cox '-were "at one" on the
"I have not seen the president."
said Chairman "White, "and I see no
reason why I should see him. Of
course, if I am invited I will be glad
to call on the president. While Chair
man White was making: these state
ments in Washington reports from
Ohio are that Governor Cox is writing
his speech of acceptance without re
ference t6 the president and that he
Iwill hew his own course on this issue.
Wilson Club Dana-lea.
The president has written no letter
lio Governor Cox accepting him as the
jnew leader of the party, and this
silence on the part of the president is
I nterpreted as meaning that the presi-
lent is holding a club over the candi
date's head and does not DroDose to
relinquish the leadership until the
iihio candidate has made good on the
iromises that were supposed to have
sen made at the white house confer
nce. In the face of this silence chairman
White today said "as the result r,f th
in Francisco convention of which
governor Cox was the nominee he
rill naturally be the party leader."
The whole situation as it develops
ere is regarded as a clear indication
uat the advisors of Governor Cox be-
ieve he went too far in his conference
i-ith the president and an attempt is
pow being made to relieve from the
Burden of a too complete acceptance
the president's international policy.
Breach la Indicated.
It is plain there can be no agree-
icnt between the candidate and the
-resident so long as the candidate
Foes not make the league the leading
Issue, since President Wilson has
Ltaked everything upon that issue
So the extent of maintaining a condi-
ion of world chaos in order that he
light keep that issue before the peo
The Ban Francisco platform in its
Inly real, definite statement of princi-
le declared for the league, although
the instance of the 21 democratic
I en a tors, who voted for ratification
kith reservations, the platform de
Ilared for the acceptance of the res
rvations that would make the mean-
hit of the league more clear and spe-
At the same time Senator Gerry of
.noa island has been made chairman
If the democratic senatorial commit
lee and Senator Gerry was one of the
II senators who came under the pres
ident's prescription included in his
le tter to the Oregon democrats.
fw Inane an Afterthought.
While Chairman White has discov
Irea mat "progressive-ism" is the
hief issue, the democratic platform
iiaKes no mention of progressivism
no tne issue thus formulated is
lecordingly one- of political expedien
evoivea oy the candidate and his
lhairman as an afterthought improve
pent upon what the democratic con
lent ion did.
The chairman also explained that
jhe chief appeal of the campaign
ould be made to labor and to the
irmers. This cutting op of the public
lito classes for the purpose -of
olitical appeal was made without
Mr. White said that the appeal that
J ould thus be made would be on
lovernor Cox' record tn Ohio and sp-
"i i aia i. Comma 1,4
Use of Dirigibles on Route From
New York to North Pacific
Is Held Practicable. ,
OREGOXIAX NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, July 19. "Blimps." or dirigi
ble balloons, are being considered by
the postoffice department for use on
a proposed transcontinental air mail
route from New York to north Pacific
coast cities by way of Minneapolis,
Butte and Spokane.
The use of dirigibles is made pos
sible by an amendment to the post
office appropriation bill put in by
Representative Halvor Steenerson,
chairman of the house appropriations
committee, which authorized the use
of "lighter than air" flying machines,
as well as airplanes, for carrying
Proposals for the use of dirigibles
have been submitted to the postoffice
department for carrying mail on the
coast-to-coast route, which began op
eration out of New Tork today. The
northern route will be established as
far west as Minneapolis just as soon
as the hangars and other euipment
are completed. The plan which sug
gests itself to the department is to
have the northern route extended by
way of Seattle to Portland, where
connection would.be made with the.
service soon to be established be
tween San Francisco and Portland.
The use of dirigibles finds favor
because of their greater dependence
and carrying capacity. A represent
ative of a New York firm, who has
been in conference with postoffice
j department officials, asserts that he
win De able to lower the cost of
the air mail service materially by
carrying 15 tons of mail on each trip
at a rate of speed approximating
the rapidity of airplanes. .
In such a system is seen the de
velopment of a parcel post service as
speedy as is offered by the present
air mail routes to first-class ihail.
Approval of Loans Announced by
WASHINGTON. July 29. Approval
of three new loans to railroads ag
gregating 118.915.000 was announced
toaay oy tne interstate commerce
A loan of $17,910,000 to the Great
Northern Railway company was ap
proved for equipment to . promote
movement of freight.
Representatives of the railroads
have asked the commission for per
mission to borrow from private cap
ital at a higher interest rate than
seven per cent in order to participate
in loans from the revolving fund cre
ated by the transportation act.
The commission has certified to the
treasury a number of loans to be
made to the railroads from six to
seven per cent interest and has re
quested carriers to borrow similar
sums from private capital at similar
interest rates." Railroad spokesmen
say private rates range from 7 to 10
STEAMER BELIEVED LOST
Fear Felt That Tanker Kchuku Has
NEW YORK, July 29. Fear that
the tank steamer Kehuku, which left
here July 26 for Port Lobos, Mexico,
may have been the unidentified tank
steamer believed destroyed by an ex
n nsinn nff the Von- TAfanv
Tuesday morning, was expressed here
today by her owners, the Columbus j t
Shipping company. This fear is aug-
mented. it was said, by failure of the
ship to respond to wireless calls.
The steamer carried a crew of"
about 20 men and was in command
of Captain J. Robertson. She was
built this year at Wilmington, Del.
CANADA'S EXPORTS GROW
United States Buys $489,000,000
Worth From Dominion.
OTTAWA, Ont.. July 29. During
the 12 months ended June 30. Canada's
total exports were $1,276,311,542 and
imports $1,210,204,323, according to a
Imports from the United States
amounted to $861,000,000. asrainst
$690,000,000 for the previous 12
months, and exports to the United
States were $489,000,000 as comDared
with $440,000,000 in the previous 12
WOMAN CONVICT PAROLED
Murderer at San Quentin to Be Re
SAN QUENTIN. Cal.. July 29. Mrs.
Emma Le Doux, . serving a life sen
tence for the murder of A. McVicker, I
whose body was found in a trunk in
March, 1906, has been paroled and
will be released in a day or two, it
was announced today by Warden
She entered San Quentin February
2, 1910, and became eligible for
parole after serving seven years.
RAIL MANAGER IS NAMED
A. B. Duckworth at Helm of Pa
cific Great Eastern.
VANCOUVER, B. C, July 29. Di
rectors of the Pacific Great Eastern
railway today announced the ap
pointment of A. B. Buckworth of
Vancouver as general manager, suc
ceeding G E. McDonald, resigned.
Mr. Buckworth has been manager
of the Spokane & British Columbia
railway for the last 2 ',s years.
Interests Near and Far
FINANCIERS AMONG CALLERS
Chicago Business Men Plan
for Campaign Fund.
PEOPLE ARE DEPENDED ON
Greeting Comes From China, Whose
People Look to V. S. for Exam
ple of Government.
MARION, O.. July 29. Subjects
ranging from the political outlook in
Ohio to the internal troubles of China
were canvassed by Warren G. Hard
ing today in a long workday
crammed with conferences.
The callers prevented completion of
the speech the nominee will deliver
here Saturday at the opening of his
front porch campaign, and he said he
probably would not finish it before
tqmorrow night. The address, which
will be delivered to a delegation from
Mansfield, O., is expected to include
general discussion of the issues. -
The first conference today was with
40 Chicago business men connected
with the financial end of the repub
lican national campaign. They were
accompanied by Fred W. Upham of
Chicago, national committee treas
urer, and later talked over campaign
finances with the nominee and out
lined the plan perfected in Chicago
lor raising a campaign fund by popu
People to Farnlah Funds.
.inis campaign is going to be
financed by a truly popular fund," Mr.
Upham said. ','Arizona is going to
contribute its share, in proper pro
portion, just exactly as New York or
Chicago will do. The idea of a popu
lar fund has appealed strongly to the
rank and file of the party."
The Ohio situation was discussed
with George H. Clark, chairman of
the advisory committee, who declared
that, though the democrats make the
state one of their principal battle
grounds, there was no doubt of re
"Ohio is republican," said Mr.
Clark.. "She will exceed her record
In her plurality for Harding and
"I speak out of knowledge when I
say that a survey of every county
and community in the state indicates
beyond doubt the overwhelming vic
tory of the republican party."
China'a E;(n on America.
Senator Harding's talk on Chinese
conditions was -with Dr. Hiram
Lowry. president emeritus of Pekin
university, who brought the greetings
and good wishes of the Chinese presi
dent. The nominee asked many, questions
about the attitude of the Chinese
people and Dr. Lowry told him they
all were looking to the United States
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 1.)
Battle Takes Place When Outlaws
Aro Surrounded by Posse Fol
lowing Bank Holdup.
JACKSON. Mich.. July 29. Deputy
Sheriff Worden was instantly killed,
another deputy sheriff was wounded
and two alleged robbers were shot in
a gun fight today between sheriff's
officers and a gang of robbers who
held up and robbed the Farmers'
State bank at Grass Lake, 12 miles
east of here.
Six men, five of whom arc alleged
members of the robber gang, were
taken following a gun fight in a
marsh near the scene of the robbery.
Approximately $10,000 in currency
and bonds were recovered.
The robbers locked the cashier and
his assistant in the cage and escaped
in an automobile.
WARSHIPS ORDERED EAST
Action Taken to Assure Americans
in Levant Protection.
WASHINGTON. July 29. American
naval forces in the Near East win De
augmented by six destroyers, the navy
rlnn rtmcnt announced today. ine
ships will sail from Philadelphia
probably within the next 10 days.
The six destroyers will increase
Rear-Admlral Bristol's command to 10
destroyers, in addition to the cruiser
Chattanooga, his flagship.,
It was explained that the addi
tional destroyers were being sent to
Turkish waters so that American,
lives and property could be given im
mediate protection in the event
necessity- for such action arose.
SPOKANE HEAT BROKEN
Wednesday 100-Degree Peak Fol
lowed by Rain Indications.
SPOKANE. Wash., July 29. (Spe
cial.) The mercury climbed yesterday
to practically 101 degrees, making the
1920 record. The heat was tempered
by a breeze and also by the relative
humidity being only 15 per cent.
Today's weather is cooler with the
thermometer at 96 at' 2 P. M. Since
then, there has been a steady drop
with threatening rain indications.
Ephrata and Lewlston each reported
a temperature of 106 yesterday. Usk
reported 103; Moscow, Ritzville and
Newport. 102; Rathdrum 99; . Colfax
97, and. Sand Point. 95.
TURKS MASS FOR LUNGE
7 0 Killed-, 3 0 Taken Prisoner; Ma
chine Guns, Munitions Captured.
SMYRNA, July 29. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The Turkish national
ists attempted a concentration east of
Brussa, beyond the Greek zone of oc
cupation, according to an official
statement from army headquarters
"The commander ot the Brussa
troops," the statement says, "at
tacked and destroyed the enemy, kill
ing 70 and taking 30 prisoners, be
sides capturing machine guns, muni
tions and a flag."
Receiver Named for .Mill?-.
NEW YORK, July -29. A federal
receiver today was appointed for the
Century Silk Mills. Inc.. after three
creditors had filed an involuntary
petition in bankruptcy setting the
concern's liabilities at $900,000. Assets
were said to approximate $800,000.
AS SHERMAN SAID-
Figures Filed With State Secretary
Seem to Prove Contention
SALEM. Or., July 29 (Special.)
Reports, filed with the secretary of
state showing the sales of gasoline
nd distillate by Oregon dealers for
the month of June, 1920, bear out the
contention of the producers that more
gasoline was placed in the hands of
distributors this year than ever be
fore and that the present shortage is
due to the rapidly multiplying agen
cies of consumption.
During the month of June, 1920; the
Oregon dealers disposed of 4,309.848
gallons of gasoline and .546,078 gal
lons of distillate, while in June. 1919,
there was sold 3,702.146 gallons of
gasoline and 407,454 gallons of distil
The increase in gasoline sales for
June. 1920. over June, 1919, totaled
607.702 gallons or about 19 per cent.
An examination of figures contained
in the reports of gasoline and dis
tillate sales in Oregon for the period
of February 26, 1919, to June 30, 1920,
show a gradual increase, notwith
standing that the motor vehicle fuel
dealers have been unable to meet the
demand of the consumers.
The amount of tax paid by distribu
tors on gasoline and distillate sales in
Oregon from February, 1919, until
June SO, 1920, aggregated $544,957.60.
KING DECORATES I0WAN
Woman Physician Is First to. Re
ceive High Greek Honor. i
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 27. (By
the Associated Press.) King Alex
ander conferred the Order of King
George I on Dr. Blanche Norton of
Eldon, la., a physic'an of the Ameri
can committee for relief in the near
east, who distinguished herself at
Kerrassunde, Anatolia, by treating the
drachomatous eyes of Greek orphans,
from whom she contracted the dls
ease, though later she was cured.
Decorating Dr. Norton today, the
Greek high commissioner said she was
the first woman to receive the order.
WILSON GETS COAL DATA
Revision of Pay of Day Laborers
In Mines Recommended.
WASHINGTON, July 29. Secretary
Wilson's report on the coal-situation.
with particular emphasis upon con
ditions in Illinois and Indiana, was
sent today to President Wilson.
It was intimated at the department
of labor that among the recommen
dations was one that the award of
the bituminous coal commission be
reopened on the ground that an equit
able adjustment of the pay of day
laborers in the mines had never been
INDIANA MINES CLOSING
Half of Pits In State Are Deserted
Strike Spreads From Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 29. Reports
received from Indiana mining fields
today indicated that at least half the
mines in the state are still idle as a
result of the strike of "day men
which has spread into this state from
Illinois, where virtually all mines are
Some authorities said that 7a per
cent of the state mines were closed
Curtailment Is Laid
ORGY OF EXTRAVAGANCE LESS
Report for July Is Made by
Federal Reserve Board
LABOR MORE EFFICIENT
Improvement in Working Men At
tributed to Development of
WASHINGTON, July 29. Curtail
ment of industrial activity due to
lower demand, cancellation of orders
and general' readjustment were the
outstanding developments in the busi
ness of the country during July, the
federal reserve board declared to
night in its monthly reiew.
'In some districts, "prduction con
tinues upon old orders still on the
books, despite that new business has
fallen off," the review declared. "In
the agricultural regions. Improved
crop conditions and developments of
a more confident tone in business are
reported to bave brought about a
turn for the better.
'Speculation in commodities In
many sections is reported to have
been greatly reduced and in some
practically eliminated. There is a
general feeling that extravagant
buying is at least less extreme and
dangerous than it was some time
Freight Congestion Contlnnea.
The transportation problem con
tinued unsolved during the month.
the review reported, and while some
local improvftnents were noted, there
remained great freight congestion,
provoking "an undue and unnecessar
ily severe strain upon credit." .The
steel and Iron Industry "is now placed
in a serious condition," according to
the review, which adds that two mil
lion tons of products are tied up in
the hands of the producers through
out the country by lack of transpor
tation. Likewise, the " grain move
ment has been retarded by car short
age. The board declared that an increase
in the efficiency of labor was "one
notable feature." this improvement
being attributed to the development
of unemployment. Increased unem
ployment was ascribed by the board's
report to curtailed manufacturing
operations, cancellation of orders and
inability to obtain capital for in
Coal Production Hampered.
Coal production, the review stated,
is hampered by car shortage, while
local labor troubles were said to be
causing an undercurrent of unrest in
some districts. The coal output in
Pennsylvania. West Virginia. Indiana.
Ohio and Illinois was estimated at
one-half or less of normal, with the
country's total production averaging
9.000.000 tons a week in. comparison
with current demands for 11,000,000
Prospects of a winter and c. spring
wheat yield "considerably above nor
mal" were reported by the Minneapo
lis district, while the Pacific coast
reports forecast a yield of 10.000,000
more bushels of spring wheat than In
1919. The St. Louis district, however.
sa!J the wheat there was low In quan
tlty. but high in quality, while the
Kansas City district predicted a big
yield. Other crops, including corn
oats and cotton, were reported as im
proved over last month.
Livestock. Conditions tiood.
Livestock conditions were said to be
exceptionally good the country over
with prices generally higher except
for sheep. The raw wool market con
tinued its characteristic inactivity.
Such wool as Is going into the market
is on a consignment basis.
In the woolen and worsted goods
industry, the board found the yarn
spinners receiving few inquiries for
their products with conditions equally
discouraging for finished textiles.
Goods returned to the mills together
with cancellations were estimated at
. Slackening of activity in cotton
goods was reported. Many mills de
clared their raw cotton supplies were
sufficient to last until next year and
the board's review said the chances
seem to favor a further reduction of
activity in the industry.
Little improvement in the leather
and shoe trade was nod.
The board reported improved fi
nancial conditions, asserting that the
New York district had noted that the
big expansion of loans and discounts
had been "wholly checked" with other
districts declaring this condition had
been "largely checked."
LEAGUE COUNCIL TO MEET
Members at San Sebastian in Prep,
oration for Meeting.
SAN SEBASTIAN. Spain. July 29.
(By the Associated Press.) The mem
bers of the council of the league of
nations arrived here today by special
train from Paris.
They held informal conferences in
preparation for the openfnr of the full
council meeting tomorrow.
Congressional Resolution Vetoed by
Wilson to Be Carried to
Court of Appeals.
WASHINGTON, July 29. Chief Jus
tice McCoy of the District of Columbia
supreme court today dismissed the
petition for mandamus to compel
Secretary of State Colby to promul
gate the congressional peace resolu
tion, vetoed by President Wilson and
declare the United States at peace
with Germany and Austria.
Harry S. Mecartncy, an attorney of
Chicago, who filed the .petition noted
an appeal to the district court of
appeals and also announced his in
tention of seeking a writ of certiorari
from the United States supreme court
to transfer the case to that tribunal
without waiting for the action of the
district appellate tribunal.
Waiving the point of absence of
formal demand as pointed out by the
court, government attorneys called
the attention of the court to the sec
tion of the revised statutes of the
United States in which is set forth the
power of the secretary of state over
the laws as passed by congress. The
attorneys asserted that the secretary
may declare as laws only such acts
of congress as had received the ap
proval of the president or had been
sent to the secretary by the president
of the senate or the speaker of the
house depending on which body was
the last to pass the act over the veto.
As the peace resolution after being
vetoed by Poresident Wilson failed of
reenactment in the house the govern
ment contended the peace resolution
never reached Mr. Colby and a manda
mus to compel him to promulgate
something which he has never re
ceived, would he vain and useless.
WIFE POISONER GETS LIFE
Nurse Courted on Hearse While
- Making Calls for Undertaker.
MANCHESTER, Vt., July 29. Byron
M. "Pettibone today was found guilty
of murder in the second degree for
the poisoning of his wife at their
home in Beennington on April 6. The
Jury hdd been out since yesterday af
ternoon. He was sentenced to life
After being removed from the
court room, the prisoner was allowed
to see relatives and Miss Helen I.
Guilow, the trained nurse who tes
tified to intimacy with him and his
Infatuation for whom it was con
tended furnished the motive for the
killing of his wife. Later in the day.
Pettibone was removed to the state
prison at Windsor.
Pettibone was an undertaker's as
sistant and met Miss Guilow when he
went to the home of a relative of
hers to prepare a body for burial
Subsequently he pursued his atten
tions to her while they rode together
on his hearse.
YUKON SEEKS WIRELESS
Canada Akcd to Spend $12,5 00
for Proposed Station.
OTTAWA. Ont.. July 29. Dr. A
Thompson, federal member for the
Yukon, arrived here today to ask the
government to install a $42,500 wire
less station at the new silver camp
near Mayo in the Stewart river dis
trict. so that Canadian Yukon can
communicate with United States wire-
ess 8'ations in Alaska. It is under
stood the naval ueparlment opposes
the proposal because of the expense
Dr. Thompson said he had received
letters from his constituents of en
thusiastic preparations to greet the
United States army airmen now flying
from Mineola, N. Y., to Nome, Alaska.
SENATE PROBE TO WAIT
Sub-Committee Not to Resume In
vestigation Until September.
ST. LOUIS. July 29. United States
Senator James E. Heed today an
nounced the senate sub - committee
would not resume its invest igation of
campaign expenditures of presiden
tial candidates until September.
Senator Reed is a member of the
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
. The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
l'l degrees; minimum, 60 degree.
TODAY'S Unsettled weather; westerly
"Blimps" may carry mall from New York
to Pacific northwest. Page 1.
Democratic national chairman says Cox,
not Wilson, la party'a new leader.
Industrial slackening noted In business
report. Page 1.
Winter coal supply to be discussed at
federal conference. Page 3.
Interests ranging from Ohio to Orient
canvassed by Senator Harding. Page 1.
Government investigators extend scop of
Ponxi probe to Boston. Page 3.
Deputy sheriff killed 'in gun fight with
robbers. Page 1.
Cox will receive support of Walsh. Page 2.
Athletes of coast on Olympic team stand
ing up well under trip. Page m.
Coast league results: Portland 3. San
Francisco 2; Oakland O, Sacramento 1:
Vernon -, Salt Lake 3; Seattle 7. Los
Angeles 2. Page 12.
Astoria to be fight capital of Oregon
tonight. Page VI.
Shooting of Harth at The Dalles becomes
mystery. Page 5.
Man-hunters believe they are closing in
on Sheriff Taylor's slayers. Page 1.
Sales show gasoline shortage due to In
creased consumption. Page I.
Missionary declares Japanese unfairly
treated In United States. Page 0.
Portland and Vicinity.
Ophthalmologists convene in annual ses
sion In Portland. Page 11.
Hearing on injunction to prevent theater
picketing began In court. Page 7.
Judge McCamant replies to Senator John
eoa. l'ase 10.
Home Near Pendleton Is
Invaded by Rathie.
DESCRIPTION HELD PERFECT
Caller Nervous, Hand Always
on Hip Pocket.
ALARM QUICKLY SOUNDED
Ieputies Hurry to Ciibbon and Be
gin Hunt In Woods Capture
PENDLETON". Or., July 29. (Spe
cial.) Half famished and almost at
the point of exhaustion. Jack Rathie,
one of the three ringleaders in the
Pendleton jail delivery which re
sulted in the death ot Sheriff Taylor
early Sunday afternoon, made his ap
pearance at the farmhouse of M.
Ricks, near Gibbon. late this after
noon. Rathie, bobbing up from the under
brush by the roadside, hurried into
the house and demanded food. As he
stood at the door he kept his right
hand in a hip pocket ready for action
at the first danger signal. Mrs.
Ricks, who was alone at the time.
complied with his demand.
The woman's description of the
man, which was telegraphed to local
headquarters tonight, tallied in every
partlcular with Rathie. Almost every
stitch of outside clothing which
Rathie wore when he made his break
for liberty was described in detail by
Caller Very Mrrvooa.
"The man nad at least four days
growth of beard on his face and was
very nervous all the time he was at
the house." Mrs. Ricks told one of
the possemen who hurried to the farm
home as soon as the report had been
received. "I told him about the
Pendleton Jail-break just to see how
he would act. He stammered and
said he was going from Walla Walla
to LaGrande. But after I had given
him the food he backed away from
the house nito the underbrush, his
hand always on the gun in his hip
Shortly after Rathie had disap
peared Mrs. Ricks sounded the alarm
and the report was at once tele
graphed by the railroad agent at Gib
bon to Pendleton. Three deputies
near Gibbon were hurried to the
scene and more deputies were sent
out from Pendleton a short time later.
These men are now in the woods
searching for the fugitive. Outposts
will be kept in that immediate vicin
ity throughout the night it he is not
located before morning and the
chase will be started with renewed
vigor at the break of day.
Latent Ciena Strengthened.
Another set of hounds also will be
sent out to take up the scent. The
appearance of Rathie near Gibbon
strengthens the latest clew that the
two half-breeds. Hart and Owens, are
in the Meacham district, as Gibbon is
on the direct route between Pendleton
and the country where footprints of
the two half-breeds were: declared to
have been found late this afternoon.
Posse leaders here believe that Hart
and Owns left Rathie shortly after
they made the break and they also
think that the other two men, Hen
derson and Patterson, are also to
gether. "The entire situation looks better
tonight than at any time since the
men made the break," declared Ed
Wood, in charge of posse headquar
ters. "There is no question that Rathie
will be captured within a short time
and from present indications it ia al
most as certain that Hart and Owaaj
will soon be caught."
PENDLETON, Or., July 39. (Spe
cial.) Early tonight bloodhounds
were headed down the far side of
Meacham hill and toward Union
country on a trail which experienced
man hunters in the foothills east of
Pendleton are convinced is that of
Neal Hart and Jim Owens, half-breed
Indians and slayers of Sheriff Til Tay
lor in the noonday jailbreak here last
Just before 5 o'clock this afternon
a long-distance telephone report from
possemen in the Meacham creek coun
try said they had located the foot
prints of Hart and Owens in the
mountain wilds almost at the crest of
Lee Warnick. Union county sheriff,
was called in from another section of
the county and sent at once to MeacTi
am hill with his two bloodhounds.
With him were more than a dozen
From Pendleton three automobile
loads of man-hunters were dispatched
to the head of Meacham hill on a peril
ous ride over the rough mountain
Foothills Closely Guarded.
Another score of men were put
aboard a late afternoon train and
started for Huron, about 40 miles dis
tant, and one of the most likely places
where the fleeing prisoners might be
expected to break through. Officials
in that section also were notified by
telephone and asked to station
guards along the foothills of that dis
trict to prevent the escape of the men.
At the courthouse tonight the
scene was chanced. Last night there
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