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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TARGET FOR OUEZ
House and Senate Act to
PROBE WILL BE EXTENSIVE
Navy Department Also Plans
to Investigate Affair.
BOARD IS. CALLED AGAIN
Admirals Wilson and Mayo Join
Rnka of Protestants Regarding
Distribution r Medals.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Full in
vestigation of the controversy over
awards of decorations for war service
to naval officers brought to a head
by Rear Admiral William R. Sims'
recent protest against the tentative
list issued by the navy department,
will be made both by congress and by
On the heels of Secretary Daniels'
announcement that the naval board
headed by Rear Admiral Knight had
been ordered reconvened to review its
findings on recommendations for
medals or other decorations. Repre
sentative Lufkln. republican, Massa
chusetts, of the house naval commit
tee conferred with members of the
senate committee and stated that a
joint committee would take up the
entire question when congress re
convened. Officers Will Be Called.
Representative Lufkin said Secre
tary Daniels, Admirals Knight, Sims
and other officers woultkbe called be
fore the joint committee. Changes
made by Mr. Daniels in the board list
of awards as well as the action of
the board In each case will .be ex
amined, he said.
Secretary Daniels said today that in
revising the list of decorations and
in passing on new recommendations
for awards, the Knight board would
be instructed to follow in general the
policy he adopted in revising the
original lists, giving due consideration
to the objections voiced by officers
who have criticised some of the
The names of Admiral Henry B.
Wilson, who commanded American
naval forces in French waters during
the war. and of Rear Admiral Henry
T. Mayo, who was in command of the
Atlantic fleet during the same period.
Were added to the Met of officers who
have written the secretary regarding
jrsore Protests Made.
Other officers who have made pro
tests include Vice-Admiral Hilary P.
Jones, commander of squadron two of
the Atlantic fleet; Rear Admiral
Decker, commanding the seventh
naval district. Key West, and Captain
Raymond D. Hasbrouck, commander
of the battleship Minnesota. Admiral
Jones and Captain Hasbrouck refused
the navy cross for which they had
been recommended, supporting the
position taken by Admiral Sims.
The objections voiced by the'se of
ficers will be placed before the Knight
board and Secretary Daniels said that
he hoped the revised awards made by
the board could be accepted without
change. He indicated that he would
send them to the president for his
Letters Made Public,
-s The department made public to-
v. night copies of letters as to the
received by Mr. Daniels, from
.Admirals Jones, Mayo and Decker and
Captain Hasbrouck. That from Ad
miral Jonos goes at some length Into
the service he rendered during the
war, beginning as commander of a
squadron of patrol force and finally
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t OOTO? AUTO tOftlLHsG ' l f ' dfr
LINER ALMOST LOST
BY SEARCH FOR JAM
CHIEF ENGINEER LETS FIRES
GO OUT, SAYS MANAGER.
Ship Has to Be Towed to Port With
Water in Hold When Even
Pumps Are Left Idle.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. The passen
ger nnT- Prlnfe Mv of the Di Gior
gio Fruit line, almost foundered at sea
w i t 1 1 I J 1 1 : i',.- waLci . c
stopped while the chief engineer wor
ried about jam for hi3 bread." accord
ing to Mischel R. Meyers, general
traffic manager of the line, who ar
rived aboard the vessel today. The
."hip was lowed into port after a be
lated voyage from Kingston. Jamaica.
Wh ;n the liner reached port the
fires were out and the ten passengers
and 52 members of the crew were suf
fering from cold. Their only source
of heat was from small oil stoves.
With the aid of these, and by exercis
ing and drinking up the ship's rum
supply, they had managed to keep
warm since last Tuesday, he said.
The trouble began about 180 miles
southeast of the Ambrose channel
lightship, according to Meyers. He
said everybody was in "high spirits,"
hoping to get home by Christmas,
when the chief engineer "let out the
first note of discord."
"He wanted Jam. common, ordinary
old Jam, to spread on his bread." said
Meyers. "There was plenty of marma
lade but he wasn't satisfied and soon
the first note grew into a tune."
"Things happened, thick and fast,"
he explained. "First the ship began
to list because bilgewater had ac
cumulated" and "the bilge pumps
were stopped while the chief engineer
worried about Jam." Then something
went wrong with the oil feed to the
fires, he declared, and "the first thing
anybody knew, the ship was out of
The wireless "S. O. S." call was sent
out, Meyers said, and was answered
by a Clyde liner. About the same
time the wireless went out of com
mission and the lights were extin
"We had no steam or heat," he add
ed. "The deck force rigged up a hand
pump and that is the only reason we
didn't Just naturally founder where
Through an auxiliary wireless set,
Meyers said, the Princess May com
municated with the steamship Jeffer.
son. and a coast .guard cutter towed
the vessel to Delaware breakwater.
Later the liner was towed to New
The Princess May Is considered the
"luckiest ship afloat," by her officers.
KOLCHAK'S RULE ENDS
AII-Rmaslan Govern men t Mead Re
tires in Favor of SemeiKif f .
VLADIVOSTOK, Dec. 27. (By the
Associated Press.) Admiral Kolchak,
commanding the all-Russian govern
mental forces opposing the bolshevik!
In Siberia, has retired rrom active
command because of ill health and has
appointed General Senemoff to suc
ceed as commander-in-chief, accord
ing to a message received today by
General Semenoff's representative.
The message, quoting Admiral Kol
cliak's order, said:
"In order to unite all armed forces
fighting to make secure our political
organization. 1 name General SernenotT
commander-in-chief with headquar
ters in the Irkutsk and trans-Baikal
Russian military districts. All mili
tary commanders will be subordinated
VARNELL NAMED REFEREE
Spokane Newspaper Man Picked to
Rule Oregon-Harvard Game.
PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 27. George
Yarnell, Spokane, Wash., newspaper
man, was selected to referee the Harvard-Oregon
football game here New
Year's day, following a conference to
night between Coaches Fisher and
Other officials chosen were: Um
pire, Pat Quigley, National league um
pire; head linesman, Plowden Stott,
former Stanford official; field judge,
Henry Butterfield, Brookline, Mass.
VIENNA FOOD NEED
IS HELD APPALLING
Cold Bitter, Coal Scarce,
FARMERS HOLD SUPPLIES
Government Without Means
of Making Seizures.
AMERICA CALLED UPON
Opening or Public Kitchen Is An
nounced and 600,000 Persons
Seek to Use It.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
LONDON. Dec. 27. (Special.) Food
conditions in central Europe are ap
pallingly bad without any immediate
prospect of improvement. Vienna is
in bitter need of the merest neces
saries of life, having neither- food nor
wheat, with the weather Intensely
cold. Her condition may be Judged
from the pathetic fact that an in
crease of the weekly bread' ration
from one-half to five-eighths of a
kilo (a kilo is about two and one
fifth pounds), was hailed with joy.
Meat is available only on three days
In one week out of three, when the
price puts it absolutely beyond the
reach of the masses. Milk and fats
are also dear and scarce.
When the municipality announced
the opening of a public kitchen (here
were 600,000 applications to use it.
Lack of coal caused the closing of 270
schools and to save civil servants
and officers on active service from
starvation the government has been
obliged to open special canteens for
The ration for Christmas week was
one kilo of bread and one-eighth kilo
each of flour and lentils; but for
these rations the neqessary supplies
were not at hand. Coal deficiency
and disorganization prevent moving
of grain and dther foodstuffs actually
on the way to Vienna. Meanwhile
famine is raging. Farmers of Aus
trian lands have delivered only one
tenth of the foodstuffs requisitioned,
alleging a bad harvest, although it
is known the harvest was, -medium
and the threshing Is well forward.
This eallous selfishness on the part
of the farmers led to a threat of
seizure by the government, but the
farmers know there is no organiza
tion to make effective this threat.
Germans Ask for Aid.
Germans, resident In Austria, have
appealed to Germany for aid. asking
for a weekly ration of two kilos of
potatoes, 1200 grammes of flour and
60 grammes of fat and 250 of pulz,
and if possible an extra ration for
children, the sick and the aged. Help
has been sent from Sweden, whose
war stocks have been devoted to
Depreciation of the krone has been
such that a Swiss firm finds it
cheaper to label its beer bottles with
krone notes than with ordinary
labels, proving that as a token the
krone has lost all monetary value.
This is so serious a condition that
Dr. Renner, the premier, is now in
Paris trying to find means to deal
with the problem.
Conditions In Czecho-Slovakla are
not so bad, but recently the supplies
in Prague became so low that wheat
from Germany had to be dispatched
in express trains at greatly increased
cost to prevent them falling alto
gether. The scramble for livestock
by the central European states has
forced the Czechs to pay Switzerland
23 krones a pound llveweight for cat
tle. In 1915 the Czechs had nearly
3.500.000 head of cattle, falling to
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PEN-AND-INK IMPRESSIONS OF SOME RECENT
TO ACT ON SUFFRAGE
GOVERNOR DECIDES. TO CALL
Lawmakers to Meet at Boise on
February 1 1 No Other Busi
ness Will Be Considered.
BOISE. Idaho, Dec. 27. (Special.)
Governor Davis today announced that
on February 11 he would convene the
Idaho legislature in special session
at Boise for the purpose of ratifying
the constitutional suffrage amend
ment. The formal proclamation con
vening the legislature will be issued
Monday. All arrangements have been
completed, however, for the meeting
of the lawmakers and no time will
be lost in organizing them and get
ting down to the business of ratifica
It Is likely that the amendment will
be approved by unanimous vote of
both houses. Idaho is in favor of
suffrage and for many years has been
a woman suffrage state.
Owing to the fact that the old legis
lative halls have disappeared and are
now being replaced by wings of the
new state capitol, the session will be
held In the Pinney theater or some
other hall in Boise. As there will be
nothing but the suffrage Issue in the
legislative call, no other subjects un
der the state constitution can be con
sidered. In a formal statement issued
tonight. Governor Davis said:
"Wltji the proud record of having
allowed full suffrage to women for
27 years, almost since the birth of
the state, it seems peculiarly fitting
that Idaho should play a part in final
ly granting to woman her rights in
the shaping of national affairs. I
had had under consideration for
many weeks the calling of a special
session and have decided that this call
should go out for Wednesday, Febru
ary II. 1920.
"It has been intensely gratifying to
me to find that a large proportion of
the membee of the 15th session have
been willing to come here at their
own expense for the purpose of ratify
ing the suffrage amendment. It
shows a unanimity and breadth, of
purpose which is a distinct compli
ment to the personnel of the legis
lature. "However, it is not fundamentally
correct to ask members who shall
assemble here for a great cause to
absorb their own expense. I shall
ask the body to confine its appropri
ation for expenses to the actual
amount expended by each member
and I am certain that they will gladly
acquiesce. The formal call for the
session will stipulate that no legis
lation other than ratification of
the suffrage amendment may be
FLOUR RISES 60 CENTS
High Premiums Paid Tor Wheat
Cause Increase Here.
There will be an advance of 60
cents a barrel In nrlces of hard wheat
flour Monday nornlng. The best
family patents will be quoted in car
lots at mills at $12.35 a barrel. The
rise was occasioned by the high pre
miums that are now being paid for
wheat. Bluestem, Marquis and tur
key red wheat are bringing a pre
mium of $1 a bushel over the basic
While the soft wheats command a
moderatv premium, no change will be
made in the price of soft wheat flour
by the mills, as the government la
still offering its flaur at the former
POLISH MEMORIAL TODAY
Greek Catholics In (7. S. to Mourn
for Victims of Atrocities.
NEW YORK. Dec 27. The Very
Rev. Peter Pontatlshin, director of
the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church
in America, has ordered every church
under his jurisdiction to hang crepe
inside and outside its edifice tomor
row as a symbol of mourning for the
"victims of Polish atrocities in Ukrai
nian East Galtcia," the Ukrainian na
tional committee announced tonight
Sermons will be preached protesting
against the action of the supreme
council in awarding Ukrainian East
Galicia to Poland under a 25-year
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
30 degree ; minimum, 34 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair: easterly winds.
Editorial. Section 3. page 6.
Dramatics. Section 4, page 4.
Moving picture news. Section 4, page 6.
Real estate and building news. Section
4. page S.
Music. Section 4, page T.
Churches. Section 5. page 2.
Schools. Section 3, page 7.
Books. Section 8, page 7.
Automobile news. Section 6.
Society. Section 3, page
Women's activities. Section 3, page 8.
Fashions. Section fl, page 4.
Miss Tingle's column. Section .1. page 4.
Auction bridge. Section 3. page 4.
i-aroinal Mercler s series. Section 5.
Early Columbia river shipping. Maga
zine section, page I.
Womanhood In statuary. Magazine sec
tion, pace 'J.
Hints to prolong life. Magazine section,
World news by camera. Magazine section,
Admiral Sims' own story. Magazine sec
tion, page 5.
Policeman captures policewoman. Maga
zine section, page 6.
"-Abraham Lincoln" play coming to Amer
ica. Magazine section, page 7.
Life sketches of the day. by Hill. Maga
zine section, page 8.
All Paris Is dance mad. as after-war re
action. Section 5. page 1.
Danger seen In government Interference
with private Industry. Section 3
Mexlcan-1'nlted States business on Increase
- Section 3, page
Egypt celebrates SOth nnniversary of Suez
canal. Section 3, page 3.
Brlggs and Darling cartoons. Section 5
All Egypt prays for Independence. Section
I. page C.
Vienna tood need is held appalling Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Confidence of people revived by French
elections Section 1. page 3.
Proposed emergency tax measure feared by
Germany Section 1. page a.
World of gloom centers In Berlin. Section
1. page 16.
London woman is public pipe smoker Sec
tion 1. page 16.
D'Annunzio king in corporal's uniform.
Section 1. page 4.
Boycott cuts price of clothing In England
Section 1. page 1.
Labor leaders to confer with Gompers over
Cummins bill, which congressional lead
ers say Is doomed In lower house. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Congress will Investigate Secretary Daniels'
navy medal awards. Section 1, page I.
Washington aroused over Admiral Sims'
disclosures regarding medals. Section
1. page 4.
"Coroner's Cocktails" death list grows
Section 1. page 1.
One-way traffic pleases St. Louis. Sec
tion 1. page 3. .
Chief engineer of liner lets fires go out
while he sets up cry for Jam for his
bread. Section 1. page 1.
Sun worship cult leader is sent to Los An
geles for trial on revolting charges.
Section 1, page 2.
"Mysterious Dolly" la arrested as murder
witness In Mount Clemens case. Section
1, page 18.
Idaho legislature to be called to act on
woman suffrage amendment. Section
1. page t.
All Seattle officers seek re-electlbn. Sec
tion i, page 7.
Trial of alleged Centralis reds Is expected
ii Begin next mans, saratlon 1. page 1.
Washington census enumerators ready
Section 1. pse 7.
Relief promised lumbermen in car short
age. Section 1, page 8.
Idaho farmers to Join federation. Section
1, page 9
Trade with Alaska shows big growth. Sec
tion 1. page 9.
Oregon and Harvard put In hard licks at
Pasadena. Section 2. page t.
Swedish athletic authority pjeka L". S. to
win Olympic games. Section 2. page t.
Football to reach apex In 1920. Section 2,
P-enJamln to box in Portland soon. Sec
tion 2. page 4.
Demand for fight tickets is record. Sec
tion 2, page 4.
Condition to decide Pasadena contest. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Sixty-cent advance Is announced in hard
wheat flour. Section 2, page 17.
Expected large receipts lower corn prices
at Chicago. Section 2. page 17.
Good advances in special stocks in Wall
street market. Section 2. page 17.
Navigation school sets good record. Sec
tion 2, pag2 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Jennings Lodge family routed at night by
fire that burns store and poatofftce and
threatens sleepers. Section 1. page 13.
Rising tide of pet bills promises expensive
aeawlon of legislature. Section 1. pago 12.
Legislature may taka hand In solution of
government tangle. Section 1, page IS
Oregon teachers open convention here to
day. Section 1, page 15.
Council spends day In futile discussion of
city's smallpox problem. Section 1,
Lucaa loses libel suit against Portland
Telegram. Section 1, page 15.
485 violate game laws within year. Sec
tion 1, page 19.
Gatens saves Alta Brooks from peniten
tiary. Section 1. page 14.
Portland may lose oil refining industry
Section 2. page 18.
Barnett Goldstein, assistant federal prose
cutor, tenders resignation. Section 1.
Change of venue for Sorenson trial denier,
by Judge Gatens. Sectlop I. page 18.
EVENTS IN THE NEWS.
LABOR TO CONFER
ON CUMMINS BILL
Stand of Machinists 1$
Likely to Be Supported.
HOUSE IS AGAINST MEASURE
Anti-Strike Clause Said to
Have Few Friends.
SENATE TO MAKE FIGHT
Feature Resented by Unions Is
Probably Doomed for Defeat,
Say Leaders at Capital.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 27. The atti
tude of organized railway employes
toward the anti-strike provision of
the Cummins railroad bill will ba
formally stated in a declaration of
principles to be drafted by the heads
of all the brotherhoods at a confer
ence here Monday with President
Gompers of the American Federation
Labor leaders declared today that
"nothing drastic was to be expected."
but the general view among organ
ized workers was that the affiliated
trades would stand by the railway
machinists' union, which voted to quit
work If congress enacted the anti
strike provision. Senators and rep
resentatives in Washington expressed
the opinion, however, that the house
never would accept the bill as it came
from the senate and that even if it
should pass President Wilson would
W ilson's Comment Recalled.
The possibility of a presidential
veio has received serious considera
tion by members of congress wno
realize the necessity of enacting
proper legislation before the roans
are handM back to their owners
March 1- Labor leaders called at
tention today to this statement by the
president in his message to congress
four weeks ago:
"The right of individuals to strike
la Invlolai nd ought not to be In
terfered with by any process of gov
ernment, but there is a predominant
right of the government to protect all
of Its people and to assert its power
and majesty against the challenge of
Interpretations Are Varied.
This one sentence was variously
interpreted by brotherhood officers
as a virtual announcement by the
president that he would not sign a
bill denying the right to strike and
by Senator Cummins and others as
notice by the president that even if
the right to strike was inviolate the
rights of the public stood over and
Regard tesa. of what action might
be taken by the brotherhoods, the be
lief prevailed in congressional circles
that when senate and house conferees
got through with the Cummins and
Esch bills, no vestige of the anti
strike section would remain.
Fiarfct far Clause Expected.
All of the senate conferees voted
for the labor clause and are expected
to make a hard fight In conference
for Its retention. Some idea of the
attitude of the house, however, was
given today by members who said
the anti-strike clause could not com
mand 50 votes in that body.
The heads ,of the four big brother
hoods and the 10 affiliated trades will
be here Monday for the conference.
Committees representing the six shop
trades have an appointment that day
with Director-General Illnes for dis
cussion of wage demands, but it "was
said this might be deferred until
BY CARTOONIST PERRY.
ESI LIVES CUIMF.D
11 CHARGED WITH MI RIlEU AT
Olympia Judge Is Expected Soon
to Announce Decision as to
ABERDEEN, Wasti.. Tec. 27. (Spe
olal.) Judge John Wilson of Olympia
today set January 2 as the date for
announcing his decision as to the mat
ter of separate trials for the members
of the I. W. W., accused of murder in
the first degree for the killing of
four American legion members at
Centralia during the armistice day
parade. He also will on that date an
nounce the date of the beginning of
the trials, which may be considerably
later than January 5.
The 11 member? of the I. W. W.
were arraigned late this afternoon.
Each was asked as to his plea and
also as to his attorney. All but Loren
Roberts called Vanderveer and some
named Pierce of Seattle. All pleaded
Vanderveer requested separate trials
for Elmer S. Smith and Loren Rob
erts: for Smith on the ground that
he was not accused of direct par
ticipation in the slaying but as an
accessory, and for Roberts on the
ground of insanity. He was willing
that the other nine should be tried
together and stated that the defense
would be self-defense.
Following the plea of Vanderveer.
all the attorneys In the case were
called Into the Judge's office for con
sultation and at Its conclusion the
date of the decision was announced.
The arraignment of the prisoners
attracted a crowd that almost filled
The general opinion Is that a later
date than January 5 will be set for
the actual trial of the cases on ac
count of the work of preparation fol
lowing the decision of the Judge as
to separate trials.
PALATE DICTATES LABOR
Sugar Cane Cutters Refuse to Work
Unless Diet Is Specified.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 27. Industrial
troubles n Spain have the question
or met auded to the problem of wages
and hours, according to a report at
the department of commerce today
Before making a contract to cut a
crop of sugar cane. Spanish workmen
recently made the following demands:
A daily wage of 10 pesetas (11.75).
three heavy meals breakfast of eggs
and meat, dinner of soup and meat
stew, supper of bacon, green vege
tables and "gaspacho"; hours of work
from sun to sun with two hours for
siesta, or noonday nap, 40 minutes for
each meal, three smoking periods of
20 minutes each and one for 30 min
utes and a bed with two mattressea
EVANGELIST GODWIN HELD
"Three-Fingered Jack" Suspected
of Arson In California.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal.. Dec. 27.
"Three-Flngered-Jack" Godwin, evan
gelist and said to be a reformed
I. W. W., was arrested here today as
a felony suspect. His arrest follows
police investigation of the 13 fires
here December l!. when two men
were burned to death and damage ot
$25,000 was done.
The police said tha Godwin had
attempted to raise funds here Osten
sibly for a figit against the 1. W. W.
and had asserted five days before the
fire that five citizens had been
marked for death by the "reds."
$50,000 LEFT TO WHITMAN
Miles C. Moore Bequeaths Sum to
Teach "Loyalty to Government."
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 27.
The will of the late Miles C. Moore,
ex-governor, was read today. Fifty
thousand dollars is left to Whitman
college to endow a chair of political
science "to teach loyalty to the gov
ernment." The remainder of the estate goes to
relatives, the two sons, Frank A. . nd
Robert L. Moore, and Mr. Moore's
grandson. W -titer Moore, getting most
of the estate. The two sons are to be
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New England Casualties
SOME BLIND OR PARALYZED
"Coroner's Cocktails" Send
Streams to Hospitals. .
MANY DEALERS ARRESTED
Hotel Owners Also Interrogated as
to Christmas Sales or Gifts
of Wood Alcohol. ,
NEW YORK. Dec. 27. Seventy-six
persons have died during the past 48
hours and scores of others are suf
fering from paralysis and blindness.
due to drinking wood-alcohol
"whisky." according to reports re
ceived tonight from eight eastern
cities and Chicago.
The toll of poisonous liquor was the
highest in New England, where 68
deaths have been recorded.
Two women at Chicopee Falls, Mass.
and one at Sprinrfi 1. Mass.. re in
cluded in this list.
In connection with the New Eng
land deaths and the six reported in
New York city, police, internal reve
nue officers and agents of the depart
ment of Justice are seeking Adolph
I'araneli. importer and commission
merchant of this city, who, they as
sert, sold 12 barrels of the poisonous
liquor. The police charge that the
"whisky" was concocted In Paraneli's
35 Tle In Calronee.
In Chicopee. Mass., 33 men and two
women died; in Springfield, three men
and one woman; Holyoke, six men,
and in Greenfield. Mass.. one man. In
Harford. Conn., 13 persons died. In
Thompsonvllle, Conn., two deaths were
Chicago reported eight deaths.
Two deaths were announced at
Newark. N. J.
CHICOPEE. Macs.. Dec 27. Dis
trict Attorney Ely of Westfleld. who
has been Investigating the deaths of
more than 45 persons in the Connecti
cut valley as the result of drinking
wood alcohol contained in whisky,
announced tonight that Alex Perry,
proprietor of the American House in
Chicopee Falls, had confessed to buy
ing 50 gallons of the concoction ja
Hartford, all except five of which
were sold. The district attorney also
stated that five other gallons of liquor
had been traced to the Polski Hotel
According to the district attorney,
who had refused to grant bail of
$10,000 to Perry earlier In the day on
the charge of manslaughter, Perry
stated he bought the liquor through
Sam Darling of Hartford, an express
man, who is under arrest in that city.
Perry told the district attorney he
had no idea the liquor was poisonous.
Following the confession the district
attorney allowed Perry to be re
leased on bail.
Death List neachea 46.
The list of dead was Increased to
46 In the Connecticut valley tonight
with the death of another Chicopee
man, Maurice Murphy, in Mercy hos
pital, Springfield. The deaths arc
divided as follows:
Chicopee, 33 men and 2 women;
Springfield. 3 men and 1 woman;
Holyoke, 6 men; Greenfield, 1 man.
With the additional deaths in Hart
ford, reported' to be 13. the figures
were nearing tno 60 mark, and it was
expected that before night had passed
the toll would be much higher, due
to the Increasing number of cases.
tConctuded on Page 18. Column 3.)