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PORTLAND, OREGON. SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TO PARTY CHARGED
STATE REPUBLICANS ;
BUCKLE INTO WORK
ARE LEFT I DARK
LUMBER OUTPUT LESS,
BUSINESS IS, SLACK
PBDDCCTIO.V BELOW NORMAL;
ORDERS UNDER OUTPUT.
FOREST FIRES RAGE
IN NORTHERN IDAHO
STRIKERS WILL BE'
ORDERED TO IRK
HOUNDS AT HEELS
CRITICAL IS REPORT,
TO CAMPAIGN". v
FEDERAL CREW'S RUSHED TO
PRESIDENT SAID TO BE UNA
BLE TO W ALK ACROSS ROOM.
Financing of Democratic
HARDING AGAIN QUIZZES GOX
"Powerful Interests" in For
eign Policy Alleged.
LEAGUE ISSUE PUT FIRST
Nominee Declared to Have Been
Vnable to Agree With Walsh
Concerning Article 10.
MARION. O.. July 30. Senator
Harding prefaced his front porch
campaign tonight with a statement
again asking Governor Cox for speci
fications of the democratic stand on
the league of nations and charging
that the "powerful International In
terests" concerned in President Wil
son's foreign policy were preparing
to finance liberally the democratic
He declared tt had become appar
ent that the democratic " campaign
managers hoped to keep the league
in the background, but he promised
they would not be permitted to do so.
"The more the democrats attempt
to get away" from this issue," he said,
"the more insistent the country will
be to know what they Intend to do if
they are intrusted with the adminis
tration." t Spilt ob League Charged.
Referring to the conference at Day
ton yesterday between Governor Cox
and Senator Walsh of Massachusetts,
a democratic supporter of the repub
lican treaty reservations. Senator
Harding said it was evident they had
not agreed on article 10 and that the
democratic nominee was standing by
. the president for ratification of the
league without essential modiflca
tlons. The statement also rapped George
H. White, the democratic national
chairman, for his criticism of,the re
publican plan lo hold campaign con
tributions to. 1000 each, and pre
dicted that by November the country
would show Its disapproval of unlim
ited campaign funds.
Powerful Interest Accused.
"Undoubtedly it Is quite true," he
continued, "that certain powerful in
ternational Interests deeply concerned
In carrying out the administration's
foreign policy .are prepared to con
tribute most liberally to the demo
cratic funds. Undoubtedly it is true
too, that without such contributions
the democrats would, find it difficult
- to raise the funds they need."
The candidate did not reveal
whether he would make the league is
sue a feature of his .first front porch
address tomorrow, but those In afeis
confidence said he was prepared to
follow up the fight with other public
utterances soon. Tomorrow's address
la to be delivered to a delegation
from Mansfield, Ohio.
Senator Harding's statement said:
"Our democratic friends are having
difficulty getting away from the em
barrassment incidental to the candi
date's visit to the White House and
the announcement that he and the
president found themselves In entire
Old Questions Recalled.
"At the time of their conference 1
addressed some questions to the" dem
ocratic candidate, which he has not
thus far seen fit to answer. One was
whether jn his conference with Presi
dent Wilson he had pledged himself
to the ratification of the. treaty and
league without essential modifica
tions. Another was whether article 10
had been accepted by him. Still fur
ther, I asked whether Governor Cox
had undertaken, if elected, to renew
the demand that this country take a
mandate over Armenia.
"I asked whither Governor Cox had
undertaken to maintain the adminis
tration policy in the Adriatic, where
their policy had already well-nigh
forfaited the friendship of the Italian
nation, brought Italy to the verge of
revolution and almost wrecked the
establishment of the peace. I asked
whether Governor Cox had pledged
himsglf to Insist, as President Wilson
has heretofore Insisted, that Thrace
shall be settled as Bulgaria desires
rather than as Greece desires. .
No Questions Yet Answered. ,
. ;."In short, I asked whether the dem
ocratlc nominee has taken over the
various known.and unknown commit
ments of the administration's foreign
j.ollcy in order to establish harmony
between the president andGovernor
"None of these questions has been
answered. But there is accumulating
evidence as to the democratic atti
tude. Senator Walsh of Massachu
setts, a democrat, was in Dayton yes
terday, and after a long talk with
Governor Cox, declared he was going
to support too governor. According
to the newspaper reports,' the senator
was ask-ed about Governor Cox' deci
sion regarding article 10 and Senator
Walsh eaid It was possible for him
to agree wl'h a candidate on nine out
of ten Issues ,and still support that
candidate, even If they differed on the
"Thus it become apparent Senator
Walsh was not able to agree with
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Headquarters ' to Be Opened and
" Efforts Made to Carry Ore- j
gon for. Party, f -
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With. the: election of officers, the
republican 'state executive committee
perfected organization y e 8 t e r day.
Next week the preliminaries for' the
campaign will begin with the open
ing of headquarters in the Morgan
building. n '
The executive committee consists of
the state chairman, national, commit
teeman, secretary, treasurer and 21
others, 11 of whom are state com
mitteemen and the remaining ten are
women. The committee yesterday
elected Clarence R. Hotchklss as sec
retary, and re-elected, Arthur Jones
as treasurer. O. C. Letter was se
lected for publicity manager. The
committee , has decided to have a
bureau of speakers, a bureau of pub
licity and a bureau for the organiza
tion 'of republican iclubs.
At the meeting, Robert N. Stan
field, republican nominee for United
States senator', -epoke, talking along
party lines. - The main policy of the
campaign committee will be to urge
support of the entire republican
ticket, with ' particular reference to
electing republican candidates to con
gress to uphold a republican presi
dent. Sanfield... Macdonald, manager
of the Johnson campaign in the Ore
gon primaries, spoke, giving assur
ance of the -support of the Johnson
admirers to Harding and Coolidge.'
' Those attending the meeting yes
terday were R. E. Williams, national
committeeman;" Thomas H. Tongue,
state chairman; Clarence R. Hotch
klss, secretary; Arthur Jones, treas
urer; J.'W. Cochran, the retiring sec
retary; C. G. Huntley, W. P. O'Brien,
Roy I. Smith, S. S. Smith, J. E. Dunn,
S. E. Notson. Mrs. F. O. Northup, Mrs.
C. E. Runyon, Mrs. ' Lee Davenport,
Mrs. C. P. Bishop, Mrs. A. M. Dibble,
Mrs. Frank. L. Chambers and Miss
RAILROAD. UNIONS GROW
Increase In Membership Attributed
to New- Wage Scale.
CLEVELAND, O., July SO. Al
though objectionable aspects of the
wage award by the railroad labor
board In Chicago were discussed by
the heads of the four big railroad
brotherhoods today, formal action was
postponed until a meeting here In two
It was announced by ,W. G. Lee.
president of the Brotherhood of Rail
road Trainmen, that membership In
that organization is Increasing by 100
to 123 per day. The heads of the
three other, brotherhoods also re
port increases in membership.
' The officials attribute it to the
better wages being paid as a result
of the new wage scale.
CREAM MART WAR STARTS
Butterfat Goes Up. 4 Cents Pound
While Butte Holds.
War for tftie control of the cream or
Butterfat market has been started
by a number of local creameries with
the result that as high as 62 cents
was offered yesterday. This repre
sents an advance of i cents In the
price or buttenac .without a cor
responding advance 'in the quotations
At the new rate offered, creamery
Interests declare that the making of
every pound of butter represents
loss. A disposition to- fight to a
declared, however, to
LIONESS BEARS 41 ST CUB
Father Ackbar Roars at Birth, but
Quickly Regains Poise.
NEW YORK, July 30. Helen, a
lioness caged in Central park, today
licked her forty-first offsDring as
affectionately as if the cub were her
first.. Her keepers explained this
unending maternal affection by say
ing her. other children, save two which
died in infancy, have all -been sent
away to populate other zoos.
Ackbar, the father, roared fiercely
when the youngster was born, but
later looked on the event as simply
representing one more lion In the
world. . '
RAKER UTO : INVESTIGATE
Japanese. Situation in Hood' River
. . . s; to Be Looked Into. '
HOOD RIVER, .Or..,, July 30. (Spe
cial.) R. E. Scott, secretary of the
Hood River Anti-Asiatic association,
just back from Tacoma. where he
testified,, as to local Holdings of Japa
ness fruit growers, says that Repre
sentative Raker, California member
of the congressional committee . en
gaged in Investigating. Japanese on
the Pacific coast, is .coming here to
study the local'situatioa at first hand.
Mr. Ttaker, Mr. Scott says, will come
here as soon, as investigations in
Seattle are closed.. . "
AUTO CHAMBER ELECTS
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P. E. Sands Named Head of.W'ash
I , Ington Organization.
ABERDEEN, Wash., July" 30.-P.-E
Sands, Seattle, -.was eleoted president
of the Washington automobile cham
ber of commerce at the sixth annual
convention in session here today. Leon
Titus, Centralia, Wash., was' elected
vice-president and W: J. . Coyle, Se
attle, managing secretary. "
The convention adopted a resolu
tion indorsing the Carlyon bilT for
paving state roads. '
National Chairman and
- Nominee at Odds.
LEAGUE ISSUE IS PUZZLE
White: Denies Binding Wilson
BREAK NOW NECESSARY
Administration Newspaper Charges
"Flavor or Cheap Politics About
This Sort of Thing."
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. July 30. Democratic
leaders and democratic newspapers
find themselves groping In the dark
today. The editorial and news col
umns of all Of theiNew Tork demo
cratic papers Indicate a desire to
ascertain their own whereabouts be
fore turning definitely in any direc
tion. s .
Statements made' yesterday by
George White, the new national chair
man, were so contradictory of the
interviews given out by Governor Cox
and President Wilson just after the
White House conference that polit
ical experts said it might be neces
sary to appeal to-the ouija board for
When Governor Cox left the White
House the Information was that the
democratic candidate -was in complete
acooTd with Mr. Wilson on the league
of. nations and prepared to make it
the dominant Issue. ' At any rate that
was everybody's interpretation at the
time .and the presidential candidate
did not undertake any correction.
Contract Is Indicated.
It was only when an unfavorable
reaction swept like a tidal wave over
Trail's End and Washington that ex
planations in the form of reservations
began to be offered to the White
House pronouncement of Governor
Cox. Chairman wnites statement
yesterday- that "no iron-elad contract
was entered into between the presi
dent and Governor Cox in discussing
the peace treaty," was accepted as
an admission that some kind of a
contract was made, though not "iron
clad," and that Mr. Cox' managers
hve found it Imperative that the pact
be broken for him.
The New Tork World and Times,
both administration papers on the
league of nations,, today soft-pedaled
on the league issue as it concerns
the democratic party. The World con
tented Itself with asking Senator
Harding where he stood on the
league, while the Times discussed the
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 4.)
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Car Supply Is 3 3 Per Cent of Re-
quirements in Xorthwest, Ac-
cording to Weekly Review.'
For the week ending July 24 lum
ber production in Oregon' and Wash
ington was 20 per cent below normal,
orders were 20 per cent below produc
tion and 13 per cent above shipments.
Car supply was approximately 33 per
cent of requirements. Such is the
substance of the weekly review of
the . lumber situation Issued by the
West Coast Lumbermen's association.
Mill stocks throughout the territory-
range from 25 to 4-5. per cent
above normal, the report continues.
Tre volume of new business taken on
during the week was 58.597,507 feet,
and the total production ' from the
week's operations, according to the
reports of the 129 mills sending in
statements to .the association, was
72.947.498 feet. Shipments totaled51.
200,532 feet, of which 36.900.000 feet
was by rail. -
Local deliveries averaged slightly
above normal with 4.188.15G feet; do
mestic cargoes 5.048,ll9 feet; export
cargoes 5,064,257 feet. Unshipped bal
ance for transcontinental rail trade
was 225.120.000 feet, or approximately
504 carloads. The unshipped domes
tic cargoes amounted to 62,072,315
feet, unshipped export cargoes to 86,-
163,454 feet, and the total of all un
shipped business to 353,355.969 feet.
DRIVER SUSPECT GIVES UP
Mrs. Bcrgdoll Furnishes Ball for
Alleged Accomplice of Slacker.
PHILADELPHIA, July 30. Harry
G. Sen up, said to have been chauffeur
for Edwin R. - Bergdoll, millionaire
draft evader, when . the latter-was
dodging about the country, surren
dered today. He was indicted by a
special' grand jury charged with con
spiracy to harbor stnd conceal Berg
doll and In aiding his escape.
lurs. nmma u. tsergdoll accompa
nied Schup to the federal building to
day and furnished $10,000 bail.
LABOR FACTIONS AT WAR
Workers in Barcelona, Spain, Suf
fer Reign of Terror.
MAUK1JJ, July 30. The non-syn-
dicalized workers . of Barcelona have
been suffering a reign of terror for
ten days at the hands of the. syn
dicalists, who av8 assassinated or
attempted to assassinate 30 persons.
The victims are refractory work
men who have refused to continue to
pay dues to the syndicalists.
Death of Couple Attributed to Use
of Weed Seeds.
COLUMBIA, Mo.. July. 30. The
bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Allison,
aged 69, were found on their farm to
day by neighbors. Jimson weed seeds
were found in a coffee pot and the
coroner expressed the belief that the
couple had drunk some of the. coffee.
The coroner said Allison and his
wife had been dead about ten days.
"THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE,
SHE HAD SO MANY CHILDREN SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO."
Twenty Conflagrations Reported In
Montana; Several Burn Fierce
ly Along River, v
SPOKANE. Wash., July 30. (Spe
cial.) A dozei forest fires have start
ed in the St. Joe and Priest river dis
tricts of Idaho durine; the last 24
hours, and three or four of them are
reaching large proportions, according
to Information given out today by the
United States forest service in Spo
kane, Coeur dAlene and Sand point. '
Two f ire-f lgntlng crews were" sent
out from the Spokane office last
night and orders were received today
for six more crews numbering nearly
200 men, according to F. R. Ingalsbe,
local manager. A line of fire fighters
extending 100 yards into the street
from the Spokane fire office signed
government contracts, to combat the
forest flames this morning.
The recent hot days taking all of
the moisture from the ground, and
the electric storm which passed over
the Idaho forest districts yesterday
are given as reasons for the sudden
spread of fires.
"The three largest fires In this vi
cinity are the Perkins lake. Shoulder
creek and Coolin fires," declared Mr.
Fitting of Sandpoint. "The Shoulder
creek blaze covers about 200 acres.
and the Coolin fire, eight miles east of
Coolin, is 20 acres in extent now. The
Perkins lake fire is eight miles north
of Bonner's Ferry. About 20 other
small fires caused by lightning were
put out before gaining headway.
HELENA. Mont., July SO. Reports
of 20 forest fires, several of them
beyond control. In a strip of heavily
forested arer. between Troy and Co
lumbia Falls, Mont., have been re
ceived by J. C. Van Hook, state for
Meager reports from the Flathead
-country are to the effect that the
fires are in both the state and na
tional forests and in some privately
owned timberlands. The area where
the fires are burning is small, but It
has been dry there some time and re
ports are that men to assist in the
fight are not easily found.
Many of the fires in this section
are along the Kootenai river.
OIL DELIVERED TO NAVY
10,000 Gallons Given Up at Brem
erton on Demand.
SEATTLE, W-sh., July' 30. (Spe
cial.) On instructions from directors
of the Standud Oil company in San
Francisco, John L. McLean, district
sales manager of the company in
Seattle, .yesterday delivered 30.C00
barrels cf fuel oil and 10,000 gallons
of gasoline to the navy department
at Bremerton. Demands for the sup
ply were mide through the United
States district attorney yesterday in
the form of an ultimatum.
As a result of the delivery to the
navy, and delay of a tanker bringing
a supply of fuel oil and gasoline to
Seattle, automobiles were today
placed on a ration of three gallons of
gasoline, in place of five and trucks
were reduced in their allowance from
ten gallons to sevn gallons by the
Standard Oil company.
Compliance With Wilson
OBLIGATION HELD VIOLATED
Settlement Possible Only by
Return to Mines.
FAIR RELATIONS MENACED
President Speaks Plainly in Appeal
to Workers to Abide by the
Terms of Contract.
INDIANAPOLIS. July 30. In com
pliance with the wishes oh Presi
dent Wilson, John Lewis, president of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, will issue a mandatory order in
structing all. miners on strike in
Indiana ami Illinois to return to work
immediately to permit the normal
operation of the mines, it was an
nounced at miners' national head
quarters, tonight. '
The statement was Issued after a
conference had reported favorably on
the president's message, received to
night. "I am profoundly impressed
by the president's telegram," the
statement said. "The suggestion of
the president will be approved by
every right-thinking and loyal mem
ber of the United Mine Workers of
"The fairness of his statement
must be apparent to everyone with
respect for constituted authority -or
the least regard for the public wel
fare," the statement continued. "The
suggestions of the president . . .
will be considered as a stinging re
buke to men of the type of Frank
Farrington, who has deliberately and
maliciously incited men to disregard
their contract obligations. Public
castigation of such leaders cannot be
Cewrse Declared Clear.
Compliant with his order that the
strikers return, he said, would "pave
the wajrfor the calling of a wage
conference as suggested by the presi
dent for the consideration of in
equalities in the agreement."
WASHINGTON. July 30. President
Wilson, through the United, Mine
Workers of America, tonight appealed
to striking mine laborers in Illinois
and Indiana to return to work.
Inequalities 'in the wage scale
held by the strike leaders to be the
cause of the walkout which has
closed most of the bituminous mines
in the two states may exist, the
president 6aid. He added that he
could not recommend any correction
until the strikers returned, but that
when they did so he would invite
the joint scale committee of operators
and miners to meet to adjust any
Contract Held Violated.
The president's appeal, a telegram
addressed to the United Mine Workers
of America, was eent after he had
studied a report on the coal situa
tion submitted by Secretary of Labor
The president dwlared he was
tressed, not only because failure at
this time. to mine coal would result
in suffering during, the winter, but
also because the "violation of the
terms of your solemn obligation Im
pairs your good name and threatens
the very foundation of fair industrial
Pointing out that the United Mine
Workers constitute the largest sin
gle labor organization in the world,
he said "no organization could long
endure that sets up its own strength
as superior to its plighted faith or
its duty to society at large."
Fair Relations Menaced.
The president's telegram follows:
"It is with a feeling of profound
regret and sorrow that I have learned
that many members of your organiza
tion, particularly In Illinois, have
engaged In a strike in violation of
the terms of the award of the bi
tuminous coal commission and your
agreement with the government that
the fiadings of the commission would
be - accepted by you as final and
"I am distressed, not only because
your action in refusing to mine coal
upon the terms which you had ac
cepted may result in great sufferings
in many households during the com
ing winter and Interfere with the
continuation of industrial and agri
cultural activity which is the basis
of the. prosperity which you, in com
mon with the balance of our' people,
have been enjoying, but also, and
what Is of far more importance, be
cause the violation of the terms of
your solemn obligation impairs your
good name, destroys the confidence
which is the basis of all mutual
agreement and threatens the very
foundation of fair industrial rela
tions. Faith Valuable Asaet.
"So government, no employer, no
person having any reputation to pro
tect, can afford to enter into con
tractual relatii n with any organiza
tion which systematically or repeat
edly violates its contracts.
"The united mine workers of Amer
ica is the largest sirgle labor organi
zation fn the United States, if not in
Concluded oa Paga 3, Coiuma 2.)
Friends Hope to Keep Campaign
Progress From W hite House Fear
ing Irritation May Cause Relapse.
OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, D. C. July 30. Ac
cording to some of the most im
portant political callerc who have
seen the president during the last two
weeks, he is unable to walk across
the room and uses an Invalid chair al
most constantly. One leg and one
arm are helpless, according to these
callers, and the president's, com
plexion shows the long months of
suffering In a pallor that is ashen
Special arrangements have been
made for assisting him into the
White House automobile by means of
a Eeries .of steps, and so acute are
the inroads on the president's health
that the small exertion of using these
steps causes him to require a rest
ing period after he effort.
Efforts at the White House to min
imize the seriousness of the presi
dent's condition continue, but these
best informed will not be surprised if
serious complication- develop within
a few weeks. Months may intervene
on the other hand without great
change in the condition of the chief
Specialists familiar with the mala
dies which beset the president say
that in similar cases months of no
apparent change may occur unless
there arises some situation arousing
the patient to over-exertion or irri
tation. In such eases, developments
made may be rapid and 'serious.
Political friends of the president
are deeply worried and hojSe to keep
the irritations and vexations of the
campaign far from him personally
for fear of the effect of the strain on
his already overwrought physique.
WASHINGTON", July 30. Prayer for
President Wilson's return to health
was offere'd today by a minister, sit
ting in the president's chair and with
head bowed over the desk long used
by Mr. Wilson in his private office at
the White House.
The minister. Rev. John Norberry,
pastor of John Wesley Church of the
Nazarene of New York, had called at
the executive offices 20 years to the
day from his first visit there with
his bride to shake hands with Presi
dent McKInley. Accompanied by his
wife and daughter, Mr. Norberry
walked through the cabine. room and
then to the president's office. There
Mr. ' Norberry sat down and prayed
MYSTERY SHROUDS DEATH
Police Hunt Girl With Rich Jew
eler When He Succumbed.
CHICAGO. July 30. Samuel A. T.
Loftis, head, of the jewelry firm of
Loftis Bros., died suddenly tonight,
supposedly from apoplexy.
Police have started an Investiga
tion with the view of learning the
Identity of the young woman said to
have been with turn at the time of his
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
SI degrees; minimum, 00 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; moderate westerly winds.
Ex-U. S. noldiers enlist with Mexican
rebel Cantu. Page 3.
Cloe friend of Viscount French assassin
ated. Page 3.
Sir Edward Carson charges Germans and
-bolshevlki are aiding Sinn Fein.
ction In support of Poland.
Bourbon leaders left in dark by disagree
ment of Cox with national chairman.
President's condition Is said to be critical.
Business outlook declared briuht. Page 4.
"Open shop" vot on United states cham
ber of commerce vote is overwhelming.
Striking miners In Indiana and Illinois to
be ordered back to work. Page 1.
Harding charges "International interests"
plan to finance democrat!,. Page 1.
Chrlstensen charges both parties plot to
kill ratification of suffrage. Page 2.
Governor Cox - tells paraders he will be
next to live in White House. Page '2.
Ponzi's book audit to latt three or four
days. Page a.
Husband is- suicide after s-hooting- wife.
Jury unable to agree in case against boy
charged with murder. Page 5.
Poese closing in on two Pendleton outlaws.
Attack on legion administration fizzles at
convention. Page 4.
Forest fires rage in northern Idaho. Page 1.
Washington triple alliance expected to in
dorse third party proposal. Page 11.
Tacoma golf team playa Waverley today
Two fast semi-pro games on schedule to
morrow. Page 12.
Pacific Ccast league results; Portland 5,
San FranciHco 3; Oakland A. Sacra
mento 4; I .os Angeles 1. Seattle t; Ver
non 2, Salt Lake 1. Page 12.
Foul gives Shannon decision over Bronson.
Vardon and Ray defeat Ouimet and Guil
ford. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine).
Sensational drop In wheat quotations stops
trading In country districts. Page 1!.
Hog advance to IS eeSits and Iambs to
11 cents at Portland stockyards. Page
International exchange further collapses at
New York, forcing stock down. Page la.
Wheat falls steeply at Chicago as a result
of financial situation. Page 10.
Portland on direct route to orient. Page 14.
Portland and .Vicinity.
Milk probe begun by committee named by
taxpayers' league. Page 9.
State republlcana buckle into work by
electing officers. Page 1.
Arguments in movie picketing case to be
concluded today Page 7.
City council plans for change in Portland's
garbage dispoaal ayatem. Page 7.
Chamber of Commerce committee named
to investigate City's building code
Lumber production or northwest below
ntrma). according to weekly review.
Slayer of Taylor- and Ac
TRAIL FOLLOWED IN NIGHT
Posse Comes on Spot Where
RATHIE AGAIN IN OPEN
Third Desperado Appears for Third
Time for Food Knd of Run
PENDLETON. Or., July 30. (Spe
cial.) Belated telephone reports re
ceived here at the sheriff's office
early this evening from the pos.se
which has been on the chase for Hart
and Owens, half-breed leaders of the
Sunday jailbreak, stated positively
that the bloodhounds in charge of
Sheriff Warnick of Union county were
but a few hours behind the two half
breeds.. The report said that Hart and
Owens were in the Summervllle dis
trict and headed toward the tollgate
district, through which it seemed evi
dent they would attempt to make a
break over the crest of the Blue
mountains and into the Grand Rondo
The trail of the two outlaws was
followed throughout the night and
early this morning the posse came
upon a secluded spot where the free
ing men are said to have camped for
a time during the night.
Itathle Asala Appears.
This is the first report received
from this posse since it took up the
search early last- evening after the
trail of the two men was first located
definitely on the far side of the
An hour before this report was
received from the posse hunting down
Hart and Owens, another report from
the posse in the Gibbon district sald
that Rathie had made another ap
pearance at 1 o'clock this after
noon near the Blue mountain sawmill,
about five miles from the tollgate,
toward which point the two half
breeds are headed. The report said
that Uathie had appeared at a farm
hou3e. where he again demanded food,
and after getting, it had once more
disappeared into the brush.
The fact that Rathie had come into
the open three times for food since
early last night'was given as an, in
dication that he had about reached his
limit of endurance and could hold out
but little longer. The Walla Walla
bloodhounds have followed Rathie's
trail since he appeared at the Read
ranch near Ryan gulch early . this
morning and when the telephone re
port was received here late today, it
said that the hounds were less than
two hours behind him at 3;40 o'clocK.
Rain Aids Hnntjra.
A heavy rain in this section last
night made the hunt today the most
favoiable since the men mad their
bieak from jail Sunday. possemen
were able to follow the tracks in
many places while the fresh foot
prints furnished a better scent for
The dogs were reported to be bay
ing angrily as they trailed through
th-j woods and underbrush toward
tollgate. It is believed that Rathie
is making a final desperate effort to
escape. He has procured food three
times within the last 24 hours, and
has been able to make the longest
flight since he first fought his way
to liberty-. The distance between
Ryan gulch, where he appeared at 1
o'clock this morning, and the Blue
mountain sawmill where he again
appeared Just 12 hours later. Is nearly
20 miles by the mountain trail which
he followed most of the distance.
Just what information, the other
posse has to give assurance tnat it
has the trail of Hart and Owens could
not be given through the meager
long-distance telephone received to
night from one of the posse. But ths
message was definite in stating that
it was on the trail of the two half
breeds, and Pendleton tonight is seelh
ing with excitement.
Fugitive Demands Food.
At 1 o'clock this morning Rpthia
went to the farm home of Don Read,
near the head of Ryan gulch, and
again demanded feed, which -was given.
The same accurate description of
Rathie as given last rkight by Mrs.
Ricks was again given this morning
from the Read ranch, thus leaving no
doubt but that the lone fugitive, who
is lurking in and around the Uibbon
district, is Rathie, who took, a leading
part in the hand-to-har.d encounter
which preceded Sheriff Taylor's mur
der in the jail office early Sunday
Men who are now on the trail of
Rathie have received orders to
bring him in alive if possible becaus
leaders in the man hunt believe that
he can be compelled to divulge valu
able information concerning the other
escaped prisoners if he is taken into
custody. The total price or. Rathie's
head now stands at ST50, dead or
Blind Lead Followed.
Intense excitement prevailed early
thil morning when two wayfaiers
brought word that two men identi-
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