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POIITLAXD, OKEGOX, SUNDAY MORMXG, JAXUAKY 23, 1920
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"VEXUS AND ADONIS" -PUT IX
COUPLE QUARREL; MAN
KILLS SON AND SELF
NAVY MEDAL HOW
ACTIOX OF SECRETARY WHILE
IX OFFICE RAPPED.
XEW POLICY PCTS SHORE AR
TILLERY ISBER LAXD FORCES.
WEST RAYMOND, WASH., SCENE
OF DOMESTIC TRAGEDY. .
Centralia l.W.W. Murder
Trial Starts Tomorrow.
CITY FEELS NATION LOOKS ON
1 1 Defendants, in Jail, Robust
PLACE IS OVERCROWDED
American Legion Opens Headquar
ters to Help Keep Order, Feed
Overflow, Guard Interests.
BY BEN" HTJTl LAMPMAJf
MONTKSANO, "Wash.. Jan. 24.
(Special.) In its setting of low,
ogged-off hills, the badge of a north
f western lumbering town. Montesano
reels that It has ior me present
the immediate future taken upon
Itself an importance greater than
the mere capital seat of Grays Harbor
county, and that it hits become the
legal field toward which the eyes of
all America are turned until the ver
dict shall be rendered in the Cen
tralia Armistice day murder case.
With Judge John M. Wilson of the
superior court for Thurston and Ma
eon counties presiding, a trial of the
It alleged I. W. W. charged with the
murder of Warren O. Grimm, ex-overseas
lieutenant and former University
of Washington football star, will be
Kin at D:30 Monday morning, in the
courtroom of Grays Harbor county
City tireatly Stirred.
Like many county seats, Montesano
quickens to marked activity only with
court sessions, but the session that
impends is epochal in the galvanic
impulse that it has given to the city.
For in all the city of 2000 people,
boarding houses, hotels and many pri
vate lodgings, there isn't a room to
be had though thrice' the usual price
When the accused radicals, captured
with smoking weapons, are ranged
before the court, the galleries will be
filled. Charged only with the murder
of Grimm, though three comrades met
death with him, are the following al
leged members of Centralia I. W. W.
local: Elmer Smith, attorney; Brit
Smith, Ray Becker, Bert Faulkner,
James Mclnerney, Bert Bland, Mike
Sheehan, Kugene Barnett, Loren Rob
erts. John Lamb and Commodore
Prisoner Arc Confident.
They await trial in the county jail,
robust and confident contrasts to the
gray-faced, hunted men that the loyal
legion chased to capture after the
rifles of the radicals had reddened
Centralia's principal street with the
blood of parading veterans.
The trial will last hot less than
eight weeks, declares George F. Van
derveer, attorney for the defense, and
reputed chief counsel for the I. W. W.
in America, who will maintain head
quarters in Aberdeen during the ten
ure of the case, motoring down each
But the prosecution asserts that be
hind the prophecy of a lengthy trial
Is the intent to frighten jurors from
service, and declares that in the nor
mal course of procedure the case can
not consume more than four weeks, If
s much. The nature of the evidence.
the circumstances that surround the
Centralia crime, are so patent, it is
pointed out, that testimony and ex
aminations should proceed with speed.
Conducting the prosecution are
Herman Allen, prosecuting attorney
for Lewis county, where the armistice
day outrage occurred, W. H. Abel.
Montesano; C. D. Cunningham, Cen
tralia; Frank P. Chrlstensen, assist
ant attorney-general, and John Dun
(Concluded on Page fi. Column 1.)
Diplomatic. Choices Declared "Atro
ciously Pro-German" and
"Scum or Earth."
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. Diplomatic
appointments while William J. Bryan
was secretary of state were assailed
In the house today by Representative
Rogers, republican. Massachusetts,
during discussion of the diplomatic
appropriation bill. Some of the ap
pointees, he said, "had been atro
ciously pro-German, especially In
Latin-America," and some were of
"the scum of the earth."
Representative, Flood, democrat,
Virginia, asked' if Representative
Rogers would say whom he meant by
"scum of the earth."
"Yes, I will," said Rogers. "James
M. Sullivan of New Jersey, who was
retired on the recommendation of a
commission, headed by Senator Phelan,
Capable men had represented the
United States, Rogers continued, nam
ing the late Walter Hines Page, in
London, and his successor, John W.
Davis, and added:
"But there is a case of a man who
was still drawing pay as a minister
to a Central American country when
he had not set foot in that country
for two years."
CARGO 2600 MILES LONG
Cable Ship Starts Work of Laying
New Line to Brazil.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24. The steamer
Coloniajs on her way from Plymouth,
England, to Santos. Brazil, with 26)9
miles of cable which will be used
for the extension of the Ail-American
cable system from Buenos Aires, Ar
gentina, to Santos and Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, John L. Merrill, president of
the cable company, announced today.
It Is expected that the cable will be
ready for operation before the end of
Mr. Merrill says the establishment
of the American cable service to
Brazil wiii give, the newspapers of
that country an opportunity to re
ceive direct the news service fur
nished by American press associations
to papers of other sections of South
and Central America.
SNAKE PROTECTION URGED
Harmless Reptiles Reduce Cost of
Living, Is Declaration.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24. With nrohi-
bition safely on the statute books, a
bill designed to protect harmless
snakes soon will be Introduced in the
legislatures of New York, New Jer
sey and other states, it " was an
nounced today by Dr. Allen Samuel
Williams, founder of the reptile study
society of America.
Snakes, Dr. Williams declares, re
duce the cost of living because they
feed on rodents and rodents destroy
thousands of dollars' worth of grain
annually, besides killing fruit trees,
causing fires and spreading disease.
PUBLISHER HELD GUILTY
Immoral Books Cause of Brainard
and Harper Verdict.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24. Clinton T.
Brainard and the publishing house
of Harper &. Brothers, of which he
is president, were found guilty Fri
day in the court of special sessions of
publishing an Immoral book. Sen
tence was deferred one week.
Brainard, who is a member of the
extraordinary grand jury investi
gating an "overshadowing crime."
declared he had nothing to do with
the publication of the book and that
it was impossible for him to read all
the volumes put out by his company.
FILM BILL BEFORE HOUSE
Bad- Pictures May Be Barred From
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. Immoral
motion-picture films would be barred
from interstate commerce under a bill
reported today by the house iudiciarv
HVt- WAS AH
Secretary Wilson Holds
ALIENS FACE DEPORTATION
Ruling Finds Organization Fa
vors Overthrow of Law.
RADICAL CREED EXPOSED
Opinion Quotes Documents Show-
Ins Aim of Reds Is Destruction
of Government by Force.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. The com
munist party of America was held by
Secretary Wilson of the labor depart
ment today to be ""a revolutionary
party" within the meaning of the
statutes providing for deportation of
aliens who affiliate with such organ
izations. In the specific case of Engle
bert Preis. an Austrian, arrested in
recent raids, execution of a deporta
tion warrant was ordered by Mr. Wil
son, paving the way for deportation
of a large number of aliens now in
custody against whom similar charges
have been brought. .
The ruling was made in a formal
opinion in which documents relating
to the communist party are discussed,
and in conclusion the secretary said:
"The only conclusion is that the
communist party of Amerca is an or
ganization that believes in, teaches
and advocates the overthrow by force
or violence of the government of the
Opinion Explain Action.
The text of the opinion follows:
"In re Knglebert Preis:
' "Age 31; native of Austria; entered
the United States at Port Huron,
Mich., on November 13, 1915, having
arrived in Quebec by steamship Sco
tian June 14, 1914. This is a case aris
ing under the provision of the act of
October 16, 1918.
"It is alleged that the alien is a
member of the communist party of
America, which is affiliated with the
communist international. The alien
admits membership in the communist
party of America and that it is af
filiated with the communist interna
tional. The sole question, therefore,
to be determined by the secretary of
labor is: Is the communist party of
America such an organization as is
described in the act of October 16,
1918, membership in which makes an
alien liable to deportation?
Statute I Quoted.
"The language of the act applicable
to this particular case is as follows:
" 'Section 1. . . . Aliens who are
members or affiliated with any or
ganization that entertains a belief in,
teaches or advocates overthrow by
force or violence of the government
of the United States. . .
" 'Section 2. . . Shall, upon warrant
of the secretary of labor, be taken
into custody and deported in the man
ner provided in the immigration act
of Keburary 5, 1917
"It will be observed that belief in.
teaching or advocating the overthrow
of the government of the United
States is not alone sufficient to bring
any organization within the scope of
the act. There must in additon be
a belief in, teaching or advocacy of
force or violence to accomplish the
purpose. Bearing that in mind we
may proceed to an examination of the
Party Creed Kiaminrd.
"The manifesto and programme and
constitution of the communist party
of America and the manifesto of the
communist international are sub
mitted in evidence and their authen
"The constitution of the communist
(Concluded on Page 4. Column 1.)
6LV viL-fMH VNHO UMt Vl A SHCyt.
Seven 14-Inch Mounts to Be Trans-!
ferred Some Were Used In
Battle in France.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. Seven rail
way mounts for 14-inch naval rifles,
manufactured by the navy department
during the war for use In France and
some of which saw actual service on
the western front with special gun
crews, have been transferred to the
army on recommendation of the joint
army and navy board. To reach its
conclusion the board prepared a state
ment of policy on the functions of
each service and of the marine corps
which, approved by both secretaries,
was made public by the war depart
ment today and which "will govern In
future plans and operations."
Under "naval functions," the board
assigned to the battle fleet the mis
sion of keeping the seas open to ships
of its own flag and closed to enemy
"Such security of vital lines of com
munication can be obtained, usually."
the board added, "only by decisively
defeating the enemy main fleet or
Army functions were described as
making attack and operating of
fensively against enemy vital inter
ests or territory when the naval
forces had controlled the lines of
communication, and relieving marine
detachments at advanced base seized
by the fleet. From a review "tf these
functions the board drew the policy
that handling artillery on shore, ex
cept such as might be landed from
ships of the fleet or a part of ad
vance base equipment, was an army
OREGON'S ORATOR NAMED
Fred Coley, Eugene, to Re Repre
sentative at Contest.
UNIVERSITY OP OREGON, Eugene.
Or., Jan. 24. (Special.) Fred ' Coley
of Eugene, a senior, won the Vight to
represent the University of Oregon in
the state oratorical contest at Pacific
university, P'orest Grove, March 12,
when he defeated three other con
testants in the tryout here Friday
afternoon. Coley's subject was "In
Norris Jones of Baker spoke on
"Democracy vs. Bolshevism"; -)core
Shirley of Mc-.Minnville, on "fl'Vyir
expansion' ; uon Davis of Nva, on
"The Stranger Within Our Ga J- "' '
Judges of the tryout wcre U. W.
Prescott, professor of public speak
ing; Peter A. Crockatt, professor of
economics, and Dr. James H. Gilbert,
professor of economics.
FOREST SUPERVISOR QUITS
S. C. Bartrum of Unipqua Reserve
to Take Business Post.
ROSEBURG, Or., Jan. 24. (Special.)
After more than 20 years of con
tinuous service in the forestry de
partment, S. C. Bartrum, supervisor
of the Umpqua national forest, has
resigned to become the Pacific repre
sentative for a life insurance com
pany. Mr. Bartrum will give up his work
in the forestry department here as
soon as he can arrange his affairs
and turn over the business to his
successor. He entered the forest serv
ice as a ranger in 1S99 under the
jurisdiction of the interior depart
ment. After serving as a forest
ranger for three years, Mr. Bartrum
was promoted to supervisor.
RIVER SHANNON IN FLOOD
Two Districts Are Under Water and
Damage Is Great.
DUBLIN. Jan. 24. The River Shan
non has overflowed its banks and
many villages, notably Athlone, have
been abandoned, the inhabitants tak
ing refuge on higher ground. The
entire districts in Connaught and
Leinster bordering on the river pre
sent the appearance of a vast lake.
Enormous damage has been done to
commerce and" livestock, many ani
mal! hnvlnc heen carriprf awuv hv ih
BY CARTOONIST PERRY OF SOME RECENT EVENTS IN THE
VzSSSSSr-, V I III
Henry E. Huntington Adds to His
Collection of Rare Volumes
Tli rough Further Importation.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24. A copy of
Shakespeare's "Venus and Adonis,"
printed in 10. and classed as one
of the most valuable books in the
world, arrived, here today in Jhe
possession of George D. Smith, a deal:
er in rare books, who was a passenger
on the Cunard liner Carmania from
Mr. Smith said he paid $75,000 for
the tiny volume, which is two by
three inches in size and weighs only
two ounces. The volume was pur
chased for Henry E. Huntington of
New York, owner of one of the finest
collections of Shakespearean works in
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTKRDAY'H Maximum temperature, S4
degrees; minimum, 31 decrees.
TODAY'S Rain; southeasterly winds.
Dutch reply held not closed incident. Sec
tion 1, page 3.
Scarred faces tell fate of Armenian maid
ens. Section 1, page 5.
Hungary untouched by Bolshevik spirit.
Section 1, page IS.
Navy railway guns will go to army. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Protest stops conciliation movement on
treaty but republicans go Into confer
ence to devise some proposals for dem
ocrats. Section 1, page 11.
Critics of Hoover arouse resentment. Sec
tion 1, page '2.
Senator Reed launches attack against
Hoover. Section 1, page '2.
New scandal in navy medal row. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Secretary of Labor Wilson holds commun
ist parly of America is revolutionary
body. Section 1, page 1.
Anti-sedition bills may be amended. Sec
tion 1, page tt.
Bryan's diplomatic appointees called
"scum of earth." Section 1, page 1.
Ex-organizer of 1- W. W. testified for pros-
ecution at Tacoma. Section 1. page J.
Montesano Is girded for legal battle. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Senate contest In Idaho is forecast. Sec
tion 1, page 7.
Couple quarrel: Man kills son and self.
Section 1, page 1.
Gang of desperate jewel thieves reported
rounded up in Seattle. Section 1,
Private enmity scented In arrest of two
Ktate agents on charge of "baiting''
moonshiners. Section 1, page 1.
Glowers of three states confer on plans
for association that will pool wheat.
Section 1, page U.
fxvnard Allison nam- football coach at
University of Washington. Section
9 page 1.
C.-euon's fuoit.j.1 line for 1920 cause of
worry, section page
McCormick and Roper finish training for
Milwaukic match. Section 2. page U.
Basketball season In full swing at high
schools. - Section 2, page 3.
Aggies answer call for baseball practice.
Section 2, page 3.
Oregon Tennis association ranks Wolfard
No. 1. Section 2, page I.
Baseball club to form on Mexican border.
Section 2, page U.
Multnomah club meet starts swimming
activity. Section 2, page 4.
Radical changes in tennis are impending.
Section 2. page 4.
Kentucky horses stock far Island. Sec
tion 2, page o.
Golf practice la fun or penance. .Section
2, pag o.
t'ommrclal nd Marin.
Federal aid Is urged to build up merchant
marine. Section 1. page ii4.
Apple surplus Is being moved with diffi
culty. Section 2. page -3.
Lighter corn movement strengthens mar
ket at Chicago. Section page -3.
Steels and equipment strong features of
wall street trading. Section page "S.l.
Three shipping board hulls aold by Ucorgc
J. Kougers. fc-cclion page
Need of Industries in city is shown. Sec
tion 2. page 24.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon shi? takes flour to Armenia. Sec
tion J. page t.
City is prepared for influenza and danger
of disease thereby Is leadened. Sec
tion 1, page 16.
Shortage of cars In northwest as acute
as ever. Section 1. page 17.
M. Vernon Parsons. ex-"devli dog." has
ambition to be secretary of. state. Sec
tion 1, page 14.
Time for examination of aliens reduced.
Section 1. page 15.
Senator Moscr declares governor used
veto because of lack of knowledge of
bills. Section 1. page 17.
Hearing on auditorium $7.000 claim
against city set for Wednesday. Sec
tion 1, page I j.
Three young men held to grand Jury said
to have confessed hold-uia. Section-!,
page 3 6.
Hoover is progressive democrat, says Dr.
Morrow. Section 1, page 10.
Executive board of women meet here. Sec
tion 1. page 14.
Alleged immoral movie pictures discussed
at meeting of Civic club. Section 1.
Ti ge 1 .
OUT Q fN
Senator Walsh's Son-in-
Law Also Decorated.
BRYAN JEASE' IS MENTIONED
Officer, Befriended, Another
to Receive Award.
DANIELS TO GO ON STAND
Secretary Is jHxpecled to Assert
Right to Honor 'Whoever He
- . Considers Fit Subject.
OUEOONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 24. New sensations are
forcast in the Investigation of naval
decorations when Secretary Daniels
appears before the senate sub-committee,
on Tuesday. Up to this time
the public has only heard of the
stir treated by the award of the dis
tinguished service medal by Secretary
Daniels to his wife's brother. Com
mander David W. Bagley. Some
comment also has been made on the
award of a navy cross to Admiral
Carey Grayson, the president's physi
cian. Gudeer Award to lie rrolied.
Several other individual cases will
be under inquiry when Secretary
Daniels takes the stand. One of these
is the award of a navy cross to Com
mander E. C. Gudger, a paymaster in
the navy. This is another award
by the secretary of the navy without
the recommendation of the Knight
board. Commander Gudger is a son-in-law
of Senator Walsh of Montana,
who voted against the investigation
of naval awards in the senate naval
affairs committee, and who also of
fered a resolution to censure Admiral
Sims for having revealed alleged se
cret orders given him by the navy
department when be embarked for
Europe Just before America entered
the world war.
Gudger, besides being a son-in-law
; of Senator Walsh, is a son of James
M. Gudger, former member of con
gress from North Carolina nnd an
old friend of Secretary Daniels.
Walsh Oppose Invent Izat Ion.
Senator Walsh has been the most
active opponent of the investigation,
both in 'the naval affairs committee
and orl the floor of the senate. Of
course, this may have no connection
whatever witli the fact that his son-in-law
was' one of the beneficiaries
of the Daniels policy of lifting a few
almost unknown officers out of ob
scurity and hanging medals on them,
but, just the same, the inquiry rela
tive to the Gudger decoration becomes
more interesting by reason of the
Montana senator's activities.
"Bryan Case Mentioned.
Another inquiry in naval and polit
ical circles relates to Lieutenant
Commander D. 1. Hodapp. This is
known as the "Bryan case,'1 it being
stated frequently that Williams Jen
nings Bryan was deply interested in
having some recognition for Com
Secretary Daniels will be asked to
what extent political recommenda
tions controlled some of the curious
awards which, ho mado without rec
ommendations of cither the superior
officers of the men decorated or the
The Gudger case has been a whis
pered scandal in Washington for sev
eral days, and tho appearance of Sec
retary Daniels before tho sub-committee
is awaited curiously because
of the light which ho may be able
to shed on this particular decoration.
Mr. Daniels is always very frank
as a witness, and he is expected to
stand on his right to decorate whom
soever, in his personal opinion,
looked like a fit subject to carry a
fcUo VSfrW To CO
ViE.T'i vASHT R-AVH
Mother Aks Xeighbor to Take Boy
of 5 Away From House and
Father Uses Revolver.
RAYMOND, "Wash., Jan. 24 (Spe
cial.) A. C. Williamson, an agent of
the Raymond Oil company and a so
licitor of life insurance, today shot
and killed his 5-year-old son and im
mediately ended his own life with a
shot through the temple from the re
volver with which he had slain his
Williamson had had domestic trou
bles during recent months, w hich cul
minated in today's tragedy. Mrs.
Williamson had threatened to take
her son and leave Williamson. He
went to his home in West Raymond,
where he and his wife entered Into
an altercation. Mrs. Williamson called
to a neighbor. Hurley Campbell, to
come and take the boy away, and as
Campbell was leaving the Williamson
home with the child Williamson ran
to them, dragged his little son into
the kitchen, held him at arm's length
and shot him through the head with
a 32-caliber revolver. He then dropped
the boy's bleeding body and, placing
the weapon to his own temple, blew
out his own brains.
A. C. Williamson has been a resident
of Raymond for several years. He
was agent for various oil companies
of Texas and Oklahoma and was also
a solicitor of insurance in this city.
RAIL OFFICIALS ON TOUR
1'rcsidcnl Carl R. Gray and Others
Stojj at Walla Walla.
WAI.DA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 24.
(Special.) C. R. Gray, newly-elected
president of the Union Pacific sys
tem, was in Walla Walla for 30 min
utes today on an inspection visit.
With him are all the head officials of
the O.-W. R. & N. company and the
Northern Pacific, the most imposing
group of railroad men who have vis
ited Walla Walla in years.
The party is traveling in a special
train of nine cars and left this evening
for Grangeville. They will visit Wal
lace. Spokane, Yakima and Portland.
Tho trip over the O.-W. R. &; N. will
take a week.
President Gray said that the trip
had no significance except that he
and the other officers wanted to look
over the line. In the party with Mr.
Gray were his assistant. J. I.. Haugh,
Vice-Presidents H. ill. Adams and ..
D. Karrell, Federal Manager K. K.
Canvin, E. K. Adams, consulting en
gineer, and all the O.-W. R. & N. of
ficials. ELEVATOR JBAR" FOUND
Prohibition Agents Raid I'ark Row
Cafe in New York.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24. Prohibition
agents in a raid on a Park Row cafe
opposite tho federal building tonight
found an ingenuous elevator barroom,
in which imitation whisky is alleged
to have been sold to "high-class cli
entele." The saloon for more than 30
years has been the gathering place of
federal court officials, lawyers and
attaches, as well as officials and poli
ticians from the city hall.
Customers were, served in the ele
vator, according to the prohibition
agents. The liquor and glasses were
in a small box nailed up near the ele
vator door. In case of a surprise raid,
it had been planned that the elevator
could be started and the ciii-tomera
and the small serving table which was
In the car could be hoisted to any of
the three floors above, from which
they could escape.
COLLEGE SENIORS WED
Young Couple From Philomath Are
I'nilcd in Corvallis.
CoKVAEEIS. or.. Jan. 24. (Special.)
Herman Staggs of Weston, Or.,
and Miss Ruby Davison of Philomath,
were married here this afternoon at
the Presbyterian manse. Rev. Mr.
Both young people are seniors in
Ve-r mox TAVVV CitH-
Prosecutor Takes Hand in
'liquor Bait" Cases.
CHARGE PUSHED BY CITIZENS
Alleged Gifts of Whisky to
Trap Moonshiners Probed.
TWO STATE AGENTS HELD
Attorney-tJeneral Orders Aide to
Take Over Case and Prosecute
if Law Violation Is Kvidcnt.
SALEM. Or., Jan. 21. (Special.)
Following the receipt by Governor
Olcott of half a dozen telegrams from
Lakeview with regard to the arrest of
Charles Burton and Frank Davis,
state agents, .on charges of using
liquor as a "bait" in running down
"still" owners and other violators of
the prohibition laws, Attorney-General
Brown this afternoon telegraphed
T. S. McKinney, district attorney of
Lake county, that if the agents were
offenders in the light of the statutes
it was his duty to prosecute them and
that their cases shouuld not be turned
over to private persons to gratify pri
First 'information that Burton and
Davis were under arrest at Lakeview
reached the governor last night in
the form of a telegram, and today
other messages followed in quick suc
cession. (ifta of Liquor Charged.
One telegram said the agents had
passed out liquor apparently - ith the
view of corrupting the morals of the
people of the town.
Another message said the warrant
was issued at the instigation of D. T.
Godsil, night officer at Lakeview.
while a third telegram indicated that
the district attorney had refused to
take any part in the arrests.
Another message, bearing the sig
nature of Sheriff Woodcock oi Lake
county, said the agents had done
good work, and through the use of
whisky as "bait," had captured a
Other information received here
from Lakeview indicates that S. A.'
Jetmore, an attorney of that city, has
been employed in a private capacity
to prosecute the agents. It was
learned here today, that Jetmore'3
automobile license was once revoked
by the governor because it was al
leged he had driven his machine while
Arresis I. aid to plte.
There is a feeling among the offi
cials here that the agents' arrest was
due to spite work, but if it should be
found that they violated the laws as
charged In the telegrams they should
be prosecuted the same as any private
individual, the governor said.
Attorney-General Brown's telegram
to District Attorney McKinney; of
Lake county follows:
"Message to governor states gov
ernor's agents arrested and prosecu
tion pushed by private persons rep
resented by private attorneys because
of enmity growing out of officers
capturing whisky still.
"Enforcement of criminal laws must
not be turned over to private persons
to gratify private, enmity. I request
that you exercise power conferred by
section 1792, Lord's Oregon laws, and
appear on behalf of state and control
and direct prosecution. If special
agents have committed a crime with
in tho spirit of the law they should
be prosecuted by proper officers, but
criminal law should not be permitted
to be used by persons to gratify revenge."