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VOL. XVI. NO. 192
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 22, 1917. FOURTEEN PAGES.
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: BATTLE IN RUSSIAN
ri 1 1 ft ri t n ft i-1
ZIER IS BLAMED FOR.'
Inventor of Lewis Machine Gun
Plr Rlama fnr I ark nf Nat.
essary Equipment Squarely
Up to General Crozier.
Political Grafting, He Charges,
Has Been Bane of Depart
ment for Years Past; Testi
mony Given Heatedly.
1 J ASH1NGTON. Dec.
.) Responsibility -for ord
nance and rifle shortage in the
American army was laid on Gen-
;eral Crozier, chief of ordnance,
today by Colonel Isaac Lewis,
Inventor of the Lewis machine
rgun, In testimony before the
tenate military affairs com
! mlttee. -; - v. ' ' -
"General, Crozier is responsi
ble more than any other man
for the obsolete equipment and
the lack, of any equipment of
the army,", said Lewis.
In a dramatic declaration that Amer
ica is not fighting the battle of the
allies, but the battle of America. Lewis
declared that "It's a shame and out
rage" that American troops abroad have
to beg artillery from France, "already
near bankruptcy and bled white."
. Says Trial Wot Fair
The former West Pointer, who saw his
machine gun rejected by the American
war department and accepted as one
of the pet weapons of the allies, told the
committee his gun never received a fair
i . tv. mtm th.
Lewis said. "It's telling its own story
today, on every battlefield In Europe.
The only Zeppelins that the British have
brought down were brought down by
Lewis said that for the sake of his
two sons, now with Pershing in France,
and for the "sake of all our sons who
will be there before this terrible war is
(Concluded on Page Two, Column Two)
Additional Increase of 6 1-4 Per
Cent Over 121-2 Per Cent
Award Is Agreed On. .
San Francisco, Dec 22. (I. N. S.)
The differences between the Pacific Tel
ephone & Telegraph company and its
army of employes on the coast were
definitely ended today when it become
known that, a final agreement giving
the new wage scale was signed by com
pany officials and committees represent
ing the unions at" 7 o'clock: last night. .
The ' new scale does not go ; to , the
unions for referendum vote, but auto
matically goes into effect January 1. It
grants an additional increase of 6VL per
cent over the 12ft per cent increase
awarded under the agreement secured
by Secretary of Labor Wilson's . indus
' The new scale follows: '
Journeymen. 4.75 a day ; foremen. Slid
a month ; head gangnmen, $5.15 a dayf
cable splicers, $5.60 & day. Helpers are
granted an increase of 26 cents a day.
Girl '.operators are granted . a seven
and one half hour day, they working
e'ght hours with two 15-mlnute : rest
Intervals. . The minimum pay - for day
operators remains at $1.60 a day, with
a maximum pay of $2.25 a day to be
reached at the end of three years in
stead of four years as previously. Eve
ning and night operators are granted a
scale slightly in , advance or the pay
for day operators. The minimum rate
paid girl operators last July was $6.80
a week, and - under the new agreement
this la brought up to $9.
There remains to. be adjusted a few
matters atfecting men and women strik
ers in the Northwest who have refused
to return to- work. - - ;
. - The unions signed the agreement "with
, the understanding that it would be of
ficially announced by the company bo
fore January 1. -1
Company officials say efforts to ad-
Just the ' Northwestern differences n III
, be continued. - - -
LOXDOX, Dee. M. (I. IT. S.)
great Krapy gam works at
ihi, the eklef aoaree of Ger
many's armameat anpply, aai bee a
wept bjr flre1at tae eiUit of
damage doae It aot kiowi.
A wireless message from Maest.
ticht Hollaad, picked ap today by
the British admiralty, said that
workaea arrlrlnf tkere from Es
ses said that the works had beea
baralag for 14 hoars.
The Krnpp arms works are the
biggest la the world aad hare beea
the malastay la sapplylag the Ger
rats army with gaas aad ammaal-
Shipping Board Making Ready
to Compete With Japan for
Far Eastern Commerce.
Washington, , Dec 22. (V. P.) The
shipping board is preparing to put the
United States Into active competition
with Japan for the vast Pacific trade
now being diverted to our shores be
cause of war conditions, John A. Don
ald, shipping board member, testified
today before the senate commerce com
mittee, Investigating shipping condi
tions. Donald said the difficulty of. getting
goods from -" the far East through the
Sues canal and thence to London, and
the closing of Hamburg as a commer
cial port, have caused Eastern com
merce to flow directly to the "United
Waat Share Vow
So that the United States may share
In this commerce now. and after the
i war, Donald said, a Norwegian motor-
ship, burning oil, has been put Into
tne pacmc trade, and other
, ships are to be sent there.
I - "We believe the motorshlDS. ustn
oil, will pvercome Japan's advantage
of cheap labor and cheaper tonnage,"
Senator - Harding tried to learn
whether .the transport and quartermas
ter service for the army is being conr
ducted efficiently or in a way to
cause a loss. ' ' .
Donald said that the board has named
I a man to survey that situation In New
! icurv. i inrro are soma aw
York and report.
rriL -M -
ships abroad, he- said, bat he did not
These ships take from 50 to 60 days
for a round trip while they should make
it in 45 days in Donald's opinion.
"Several ships are now being held up
In New York by lack of coal." said
Donald. "This condition haa existed
right along and I don't know when It
will be relieved."
Contracts Xot Belayed
Under questioning by ; Senator John
son of California, Donald said the
Denman-Ooethals row did not delay con
tracts. He pointed out that more con
tracts were made. than the board had
money to pay for, the presumption being
that congress would provide the money.
He 'admitted Admiral Capps, who be
came general manager -of the Emergen
cy Fleet Corporation when GeGneral
Ooethals quit, said 'several contracts
Ooethals made required careful scrutiny.
SeTeral Thostaad Leavlag Taeoma To
' day Entertainment Will Be Provided
for Those Who Bemaia la Camp.
Camp Lewis, Tacoma, Wash., Dec 22.
(U. P.) Several thousand soldiers are
leaving today or are preparing to leave
for their hemes on Christmas furlough.
For those who are not so fortunate and
who will be compelled to remain here,
Tacoma citizens have arranged a pro
gram of entertainment.
' On Christmas, eve a "tree of light"
will be .given at the cantonment and it
is expected fully 25,000 soldiers will at
tend, in addition to thousands of ci
vilians. The 361st : infantry, band will
play, the soldiers' chorus will sing Yule
tide carols and a number of artists' from
the city will participate in the program.
A second "tree of light" entertainment
will be held Christmas night in Wright
park, where massed, choirs from differ
ent churches and indivilual artists will
sing anthems. Many, at the .soldiers
will be Christmas dinner guests of Ta
coma citisens and those who remain in
camp will be treated- to an elaborate
feast at tjhcle Sam's expense. , .
New Shipyard May,
Bise on Columbia
Vancouver. B. C-, Dec 22. L N.'S.)
A site on the Columbia river or Paget
Sound win be selected for another gi
gantic shipbuilding plant to be erected
by the Foundation company, i f r , -
This is the assertion made today by
Wi:I.iBlshop of- the company's plant
here, who has Just : returned from an
Eastern trip.. The new plant 'will turn
out wooden vessels. . : , , ,
IS PLUM SOUGH
Portland Makes Christmas Pledge
to Nation, but in Turn De
mands Shipping Board Not
' Hamper With Technicalities.
Hurley's Appeal Answered After
Sdrvey Is Made of Timber
Supply and Yard Facilities in
the Columbia River District
Oregon's Christmas gift to the nation
at war will be a pledge of 160 wooden
ships to be constructed during 1911, and
as many steel vessels . as can be- built
during the coming year.
But the Chamber of Commerce In tele
graphing Chairman K. N. Hurley of the
United States shipping board about the
estimates made by wooden shipbuilders I
be. reported next Monday by steel ship
builders, will ask pledge for pledge.
"We must have the shipping boaras
definite assurance that our builders will
be given its most effective support and
that they wiU not be strangled wiin
technicalities such as .have added inde
scribably to the difficulty of expanding
the shipping industry here In 'the past
year." said Executive- Secretary Dooson.
Lamber Estimates Made
A message, to, this effect -will h
wnt h-r th chamber In answer ' to
Chairman Hurley's -appeal for .esti
mates of the maximum tonnage of
ships that can be conatrttcted on the
Columbia and Willamette ana wegoa
eaut Ttorts dtirina 19 IB. -
A rnraentattve of the Chamber of
Commerce spent this" morning checking
un tha estimates of the -builders of
wooden - ships. At the meeting Frl
day. which was attended by represea-
tatives of about half the wooden shlp-
v arris it . waa reported that SO wooa
states covernment and zo to ue
Estimates for 1918. declared H. L.
Corbett, president of the Chamber of
Commerce, who presided. v neoes-
(Oonchided on Pag Seven. Ootnma Five)
Heavy Guard in Buenos Aires;
Trouble Follows Revelations.
Buenos Aires, Dec 22. (U. P.) German-owned
properties are under heavy
guard, police reserves patrolling all
downtown streets and a deep under
current of hostility against Germany by
L street crowds, were visible evidences to
day or now Buenos Aires nas neon
Stirred by the latest Luxburg revela
The government had prepared for
demonstrations last night and rioting
was quickly controlled. There were sev
eral spirited fights between shouting
anti-German mobs and the police.
Threats and imprecations against Presi
dent Irlgoyen were openly voiced by
many of the rioters while street orators
who demanded immediate war on Ger
many were cheered vociferously.
None . of Buenos Aires newspapers
haa yet commented editorially on the
latest chapter in Count Luxburg's ca
reer of duplicity. Members of congress
Indicated their determination to force
a complete explanation from President
Irlgoyen or the various implications In
the Luxburg expose Implying Irtgoyen's
extreme friendliness to Luxburg and
. Washington. Dec 22. (L N. a) Ar
gentina is seething with demands for
war on Germany, according to official
dispatches received here telling of the
popular reospuon or the publication of
the latest Luxburg telegrams. Action
by ' the Argentine congress on recom-
mendatlon of President Irrigoyen is ex
pected at any time. The congress is in
session and the government is described
as prepared for a definite break.
The Socialist and Radical parties, the
dispatches state, already have declares
for a break. The Conservatives, the
party of the administration, is reported
to have been in large measure won over
to a - break even before the Luxburg
messages were maae puouc
A huge mass meeting In Buenos Aires
has been held, attended by an the prim-
lnent personages oi ute capital. It de
clared in the strongest, terms for war.
Italy .Will Remain
Loyal, Says ' Gioletti
i Rome. Dec- ZZ. U. Pi) Italy , win
never support a separate Italian peace,
or take any action not loyal to the al
lies.' aeciared , ueputy - UioietU - la the
chamDT- or deputies Friday.
. IN BUENOS AIRES
Major General Arthur Murray,
Commanding Western Depart
ment, Makes Public Names of
Soldiers in Line for Promotion
Those Chosen for Training Are
Ordered to American Lake:
Selections From Universities
to Be Announced.
San Francisco, Dec 22. (I. N. S.)
Major General Arthur Murray, com
manding ' the western department, to
day made public the names of the
non-commissioned officers and enlisted
men selected to attend the third train
ing camp for officers to be held Janu
c AmarWn tv.
The selections from the Tartans ni.
varsities and military academies will be
announced later. Among those chosen
are tne xouowing:
Fort , Colambla, Wash.
Sergeants Carev s Rfm c.i
Hubbard. Egbert T. CUussen.
tjorporai Walter Hard wick.
zTivais CJIarencA r Crm . m -
Oregon- coast artillery.
From Fort Casey. Wash.
Sergeant Major Harry Lowell.
First Serreant nom R . rnwfnMi
WUliam J. A. BakerM, Sergeant Forest
M. Moa. all of Oregon coast artillery.
. --Fert Stavaas. nrt.Ai
'-llefsreants Loyal p. Allan.
H- Hampton. Ralph LAwrenca, eoast ar
tillery corps, 8. A. Peters. Ben 8 tarn.
Marlon E. Garoutte. Norwetl H. Powell.
rry u. .-Neville Carl F. Hlbarger.
Walter 8. McLeod. all Oregon coakt
rirst sergeant Howard K. Zimmer
man, Oregon coast artlllei
corporal Arthur K.
Earl C. Hamilton, all of Oregon coast
Private William W. Weiss, coast artil
Musician, third class. Walter C. Bar
ton, Oregon coast artillery.
(Coaeladad oa Page Two. Column Fin)
Holland Is Soon to '
Release Her -Ships
The Hague. Dec 22. (VI. VI Hni.
land's agreement with the United States
over food supplies contemplates the use
of a great part of Dutch shipping. For-
elcn Mtnlter Loudon told the chamber
of deputies today. He announced hia be
lief In an early conclusion of such an
The pact, it was stated, would pro
vide Holland with necessary foodstuffs
from the United States, in return for
Holland placing at America's disposal
a great part of Holland's merchantmen,
except some big passenger ships and a
few vessels needed in Holland's own
provisioning. Belgian relief work and
Committee to Meet
Washington. Dec 22. I. N. & At
the headquarters of the Republican na
tional committee it was announced that
Chairman Wilcox has decided to call a
meeting of the full committee for Feb
ruary. 12. The meeting will take place
at the Planters' hotel, St. Louis, and
the formal call will be issued in a few
Out in Australia
Vancouver, B. C Dec 22. fl. N. Rt
A special cable from Svdnev. Aus
tralia, received by the Vancouver World,
states, that, with the count still incom
plete the anti-conscription lata are lead
ing ny lBU.wo votes. Premier Hughes
muj no pea me soldier vote would turn
The Sunday Journal
Illuminating sidelights on personalities and events in the war
supplement the news in THE SUNDAY JOURNAL. These
features, selected with discrimination, are replete with infor
mation. Special articles "next Sunday will include:
AVhy a Five Years' War Seems Inevitable By Frank H
' Simonds. . .
Colonel E. M. House The American Sphinx.
-General Pershing Business Man and Warrior, Too.
. f Highlights on the War During 1917. .'
Two picture -pages -one depicting scenes from the life of
; Christ, and the other, activities of the Red Cross at home and
:abroad,"are of timely interest , .. . . - , . ".
: , - TOMORROW
AT LAST WIN
SAX FKAXCISCO, Dee. 91- Gold
are, the hw laslgala et seeoad
Ueateaaats, made their appear,
aaee ea the saoalder of seeoad
Ueateaaats at western departmeatal
aeadaaarters today. The sew la
slgala aad Jest arrived, from Wash
rirst Ueateaaats wDl eeaUaae U
wear eae silver bar, jwaUe eaptalas
will wear two silver bars.
Heretofore seeoad Ueateaaats
weat wltaoat dlstlaetlve laslgala.
LEADS 10 INQUIRY
Invisible Ink Missives, Seized
on Neutral Ships, May Take
News to Germany.
Washington. Dec 22. (U. P.) Dis
covery of letters written in Invisible
ink and carried on board Norwegian
and Dutch vessels has led to a careful
investigation by 'this government to de
termine whether Germans are getting
secret 'information from the United
States through sailors of other nation
alities. The last batch of these missives was
obtained two months ago by customs
officials and arrests have been made.
Some of the letters were easily read
and others have been decoded with dif
ficulty. As a . result numerous persons
are now under surveillance. It Is be
lieved -that through these persons Ger
many has been kept informed or much
of America's work ror war.
The system pursued in getting the lrlL .v TZ.
tars to Germany ti believed to have
been managed with agents both In this..
tries. Once past the British oensor it
would be easy to mall the letters In
Norway. SweCco or Holland.
Incoming letters to representatives in
this country also have been seised, it
Japan Will Keep
Hands Off Russia
Toklo. Dec 22. (U. P.) The Japanese
foreign office la not considering interven
ing In Russia, Vice Foreign Minister Shl
dehara told the United Press today. No
mobilisation order Is contemplated. j
This pronouncement by the Japanese
foreign office was called forth by reports
that Japan had sent, or would send,
troops to Siberia to restore order there.
Is Big News, Paris
Parts, Dec 22. (U. P.) The impas
sioned defense of former Premier
Joseph Calllaux In the chamber of depu
ties crowded even war news off the
front pages of Parts newspapers today.
Socialists and radicals applauded the
speech as a masterpiece, conceding that
Calllaux had effectually disposed of
charges of treason leveled against him.
Lexington. Ky.. Dec' 22. (L N. R
Floods caused by melting snows that
sweeled the mountain streams to tor
rents, are menacing many . towns in
eastern Kentucky according to reports
received here today, -several towns are
Isolated and guards have been sens out
to warn residents or the district or flood
Men to Report Jan. 3
Ottawa. Ont, Dec 22. (U. P.) The
first draft contingent under the mili
tary service act will be called to th)
colors in the next few days. The men
called will be instructed to report on
January t. The first draft will be in
the neighborhood of 20,000 men.
System of Bearer Warrants Com
pletely Conceals Identity of
Real Owners of Corporations,
Government Agents Reveal.
American Millionaires Are De
clared to Be Involved in Far
Reaching Scheme to Dodge
Their Share of War Burden.
Washington. Dec 22 (1. N. R)
American millionaires are declared to be
Involved In a far-reaching plot to de
fraud the United States government or
millions -of dollars In Income tax.
This was revealed at the federal
trade commiamloa's hearing in the presi
dent's food price investigation this af
ternoon. By a systara of bearer war
rant which absolutely conceals the
idanuty of the real owners of corpora
tion stocks certain rich men of the
United States have succeeded In evad
ing payment of income taxes and sur
taxes, through making It lmDoaaibl for
the treasury to find who owes the tax.
A sweeping investigation of the whole
pian by th commissioner of internal
revenue Is expected and ' leaialation for
bidding the hM of these blind securities
in all probability wiU result.
The commission haa revealed the in.
trod act! on of bearer warrant system of
ooaosanag property ownership in eon
peniwlajliaqulry into ownership
Tmmim., 71 ,T' 7,1711
or am uucan 1
In its investigation
a stone wall in
many places by finding: millions in
property In the form of warrants issued
only to "bearer" and not indicating the
name of the real owner any more than
an ordinary banknote does.
The method of cashing those wax
rants and receiving dividends is lust
as obscure. The holder of a bearer
warrant for stock In a corporation may
i axe nis coupon to any bank and with
out indorsing It deposit .and receive
the money. The bank forwards th
(Coacloded ea Tax Clevea. Colusa Two)
AID TO RED CROSS
City Has Raised Only One Third
of Its Quota of Members
Monday Last Day.
No finer bit of cooperation has been
shown in the Red Cross membership
drive than by the Oregon Association
for the Prevention of Tuberculosis,
which, as soon as the campaign was or
ganised, offered the services of its-seal
sellers at the downtown booths, when
ever two booths seemed inadvisable. As
a result II memberships were sold at
the seal booth. In the postofflce Friday;
10 at Lipman tC Wolfe's and six at
Woodard CI ark' a Good sales were
made at a number of the booths Thurs
day. Complete returns op to noon today
! Oregon 10C.411
Thus it will be seen that Portland has
I raised less than- one third of Its a poor-
tlonment of 100.000 memberships and has
in oonseqnence. drag-gad Oregon's show
ing down to 43 per eent.
In this connection. C C. Chapman,
state chairman: Henry E. Reed, stats
i manager, and Ruros C Holman. dtr
manager, usuen tne following state
"At thla moment Portland stands dis
graced before the balance of Orecoa.
In spits of the heroic work of an army
or aevotea canvassers, who have braved
the weather and trudged from door to
door, the total at this hour Is less tn
0aciade Pas Etorea. CMaaia Tfcrae)
Paris Reports Active
Shelling in the West
Paris.-Dec 22. (U. P. Very active
shelling on botn sides was reported from
around CP Quentln. Fayet. Beaumont.
Le Chaume wood aad Apratnont. forest,
tn today's official statement.
In the Champagne around laoron
vUliers. French troops carried out suo-
Orman Raid Rrpulsrd
London. Dec 22. (L K. . Thra
German raids were . attmotd mi.
! th British line dnrinar th nirtir km
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DR. DYOTT DIES
PASTOR of largest Con
gregational church of
state, who suffered phys
ical breakdown that ended
in death this morning.
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DR.L R. DYOTT
DIES HERE TODAY
Pastor of First Congregational
Church. Had Been Critically
. Ill About Three Weeks.1-
Dr. Luther Robert Dyott for 10 years
pastor of the First Congregational
church aad one of the most prominent
clergymen In the Northwest, died at his
home. 455 Haaaalo street, at 10
o'clock thla morning after an illness of
aDout tnree weeka Death was caused
oy a complication of ailments.
Dr. Dyotr had only recently returned
to his home after undergoing treatment
at .a nearby hospital. Present at his
bedside this morning were the members
or his family.
Only a .week ago, the church orranlza-
tlon decided to grant him a leave of ab
sence that . he could go south for
change of climata Dr. Dyott once be
fore had refused to take a vacation when
offered a three months leave by the
church. He had not completed plans for
a trip south in accordance with the re
cent action when death overtook' him.
Was $4 Tears Ola
As pastor of the largest Congrega
tional church in the state, presideat of
the Congregational Ministerial associa
tion, and an active member of the Pro-
I i1n BuiIumi Mna lutn. Tr. TVvatt
had a large cirle of friends anl ao -
aualntances. While not taklna- aav nart
In politics. Dr. Dyott was always
Interested worker for civic betterment
and took a very active part in the spirit
ual life of the community.
Dr. Dyott was 64 years old. He
born on a plantation' near East on. Md-.
March 2S. IMS. .As was the custom then
in the south, his early education was
under the direction of a private tutor'.
Later ha attended the
Theologlcal seminary at Westminster,
Md.. aad upon graduation went to Har
oar's Ferry. Wert Va. to take his first
charge. In ISM he became pastor of
(Ceacladad ea Pace Two. Cetaaa Oaa)
Into Wreck Cause
Shepherdsvins. Ky, Dee. 22. (TJ. p.)
Federal representatives took a k
today In th investlgatlov of Thursday
night s wreca ner wnicn resuUad in th
death of 4 and Injury of 70, Railroad
employes and witnesses wer auesttonad.
A mistake in orders is said to be re
sponsible ror tn wreca.
An unidentified baby girl, picked en
alive in a snowdrift near the scn f
th wreck, is being cared for by th
Armed British Ship
Is U-Boat Victim
L4ea. Dee. ft. (TT. P.) S la slag f
Us anaed British bos rc lag suaatrr,
SUyfeta Fsratss, wtta lots f sis f.
fleers aad mea, was a a sea seed b
U Adsilralty Uday.
Tae Rteslia ' Faraes was att
if s iitnsrlM m Nst Is til MUu
la th Irish CkssseL
ROLL OF HONOIt
II t K.
deMh W so. to a. alnXaa. oeeltet
war aepsttsMM ka sfisraeea by Ceswal Tw -
htne. m fnUev: -
r KIT ATE Ha SOLD AIXgWOtTH. . dxsal
I aro inUan, p. .
f,KtTAT.lc. 0w - HO?;"- r trj.lor the -UIemcat wUI be announced from
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Four Army Corps Reported to V
Have Refused to Take Orders'
From Bolshevik! and Other
Soldiers Sent Against Thenv
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Ukrainan Troops Have taken Up
Position Along Border Dis
covery of Plot Against Gov- ;
ernment byCadets Reported. .
By Joseph Shtprlln
STOCKHOLM. IVc. K. (U. P.)
A great baltle in the streets
of Petrograd was reported from .'
the Russian capital today. Four :.
army corps refused orders of '
ths Bolahevlkl government to .
leave th city. , . - LZ-
The BoIs&erlU 'sent other V
troops against them. :
The fighting wu still in prog- ';
res as the dispatch was sent f '
from Petrograd. . T
Further details were not avail
able. - -
Petrograd. Dec . (U. P.) -Ukrainan
troops have taken up '
a position along the border. .
All Ukrainan Cossacks have
been- ordered mobilized and a t
far-reaching revolutionary move
ment against the Bolshevikl
seemed today to have been set ,
definitely in motion. ' '
Petrograd. Dec 21, delayed, via Lon
don, Dec 22. (U. F.Jt-rDlscovery of
widespread plot, against the Bol
shevikl government wss announced by
th Workmen's and Soldiers' Soviet
Full details and documentary evi
dence, which, it was declared involved
1 many leading
I C constitutional
members of the Cadet
democrat) party, war a .
to be published shortly.
On of th plans of th revolution
aries, it was said, was to destroy dis
ci pi in among th Soviet troops by or
ganising looting parties to steal liquor
distribution of intoxicants anon
Ukrainan forces hav taken over th
Roumanian and southwestern fronts
I snd hav unltd under 0nerat Tcher-
according to . word , received
tOaartaoad ea Page Peisa. Oela
Dairy Chief Drops . ; ,
Dead , in Elevator
Vfffilam Orafeaiaa f St. Lais Dies Ust
dtr JfysUrtoas Clreaattaarse Is
Sprlsgfleldi IsvlTd la Ckargts.- '
Sprlngflald. Ill, Dec. 22. L N. S.)
William Orafeman. president of th Bt.
Louis Dairy company, who dropped dead
in th St Nicholas hotel elevator her
Ust night, died from a rupture of 4 '
blood vessel in th brain. Whether poi
son was a coainouung cans as at first
supposed, remains to b determined.
Orafeman death cam under mystr
ious circumstance Ms had been at th
St. Nicholas hotel for several days and
was registered under th nam of Frank
Reeeirer Asked For
St. Louts. Ma, Dec 22 (L N. & la
November a petition for a receiver for
th Qraferaaa Dairy company was filed
tn tn circuit court by John H. Vetta.
owner of M0 share of stock In th
company. Th petition allagad - that
William I. Grafaman. president, had
appropriated to his own . us funds of
th corporation amounting to IIM.OOS.
TdTI ThnilQaTiri MPT!
To Eetiirn to Work
Houston. Texas. Doc 22 (X X. S
1 mtvtktwm All J
H'.rTTT'.' - " "J"!
1 respective unions of th settlement
of th strike, which was announced here
I k v. a TlmA Mmnil nnriMni.it.. Mr
I President Wilson In tn controversy, b
1 for hU departar for Denver. .Details
ci Washington Christmas era
Th utlemnt of th troubl. -swan.
(M return to work of W.000 mam vta
hav boaa ldl asvsa ureeaa