;i:ciciTLTn Tonight fair'; Sat -ITS .ALL I1EKK Ar . , and . Sw,9 Toxxock ?J. . F nmQM V - 'tiMay fair ' and urday ? fair ' & warmer ; north Jy "winds. - I ' - - - ' LUIIWi' . C 1 warmer: north er- VOL: XVIII. - NO. : 113 gg PORTLAND, OREGON. ,. FRID AY v EVENING jt)XY. 18," 1919. TWENTY-FOVR PAGES.' PRICE TWO -CENTS TWAINS AND STANDS FIVE C4U MSB , Republican Senators to Discuss Plan td Speed 'Ratification. Administration; Adherents , Give I . No Objection if Efforts Are v Not-Made to -Strip Covenant. ,Bjr. J-Bart Campbell , . Washington. July I. (I. N, S.) . Republican" senators who were to dls a cuss the peace treaty with the presi- f 6 ent at; the White Housa today, as well as those who conferred with him there yesterday, "expressed the opin ion today that the seyatc'8 ratlflca-J tion of the document might be expe . dited by an agreement that senators be permitted to Interpret the senate acceptance of certain, of the disputed provisions in a resolution of ratiflca- tion. '. , . . Administration senators stated that if th senate's- proposed interpretations i were confined to explanatory ones and could In no way be construed, tech nically or otherwise, as actually mend ln or "reserving the text ot the treaty : tUey could ee no objection to them If Ihey were confined , to the Monroe doetrine the constitutional rleM f con gress to Involve the United States 1n war. IminlKratlori. the tariff and. other . demestio questions. - i l Senator McCuMfcer of .North Dakota, - a RepuMiean advocate of the League of Nations, who saw the president yester day, but said be regarded h la confer ence with the president as too confi dential to discuss admitted that he was Ult ef the' opinion1 that the president's 3dere to havo the treaty speedily ratl : fled by the senate might be realised if ' those senator opposed td it In ita pres- - ent form were allowed to record expla ; nations of how-they regarded the leasue ' covenant, the .Shantung , settlement and ,'otfiere of it provisions. wnich they have " assailed.'- "'w . It, was learned that the president had Informed Senator McCumber, as well as . Senators Colt of Rhode Island and Nel--aon ef Minnesota, the other Republican ieenator hi eaw yesterday, that he was s unqualifiedly opposed to . any sort f - j textual amendments or .reservations his j antagonists Slight: attempt toibrlnr up 'In- the senate or In the senate foreign ' relations committee, as the adoption 'of . a single tnaterlal change in the text of , . the treaty would again throw ft open to , ' the Jl nations whose r peace i commls- .- n " .I i .I . ii, , i . . i . ii - (ConelttdM ion Pmc Two, Colnmn your) H0TELC0RNEL1US SOLDI MONTANAN f,;.. , -. V- ' W. C.Culvertson of Missoula Purchaser at Price Announced . as Upwards of $50,000. . With .Various rumors circulating .; concerning the .purchase of various hotel properties in Portland, it was announced this morning that the Ho ' tel Cornelius, at Park 1 an d Alder streets, has been sold to W. C. Cul "Vertion of Missoula, Mont., for a con sideration of over SO, 000. : :''X . Mr.'Calvertson has been interested in hotel property in various parts of the West for .a number of years, having first -'owned property in Kansas City ad later at Mlnsoula. The Florence hotel vatv Missoula Is owned by Mr. Culvert son .- ' . . TAXCOFVEB MZ5 SELLERS , f- Stock in the Hotel Cornelius, named after the 'Cornelius family, who ; were the founders of the hotel. . was owned :by Messrs. Paris and Marin, real estate .'dealers of Vancouver. The hotel is a 'seven . story structure and is apeciaUy i known tcr visitor from the . Willamette I valley and Southern Oregon., v -s ; Mr. Culvert son said this morning that , he , planned : to renovate .the building i throughout, bringing It up to the stand ard f his other note! in Montana, which he intends .to dispose ot shortly. Con stderable Improvement' will be made on r the first floor and new furniture will be 'placed in a . majority of the rooms. ' Jtl5 AD Y FOR BUYERS WEEK . ' 'it Is the" intention of Vthesiiew; owner t tk have the hotel- ready for the many guests expected to be In Portland, dur- - ng Victory Buyers week. I AS a stranger ; in this city and a fu . ture permanent- resident and hotel pro , moter, Mr.S Culverston expressed : the -'wish, this morning that he might meet 5 various business . men of .the : city and ..' get a better understanding' of progres- - iv hotel management? as it is under i. stood la Portland. . . Besert Land Board , Wants Segregation Salem, July 1S The state desert land ! beard has asked" the secretary, of the interior for temporary segregation of 17,000 acres of public land in Malheur " county under' the Jordan Valley project. This land Is intermingled with , the hold- - tags of the Jordan" Valley Land & . Wa ter company, and it is desired to de termine Just what part ; of ; it should - rightfully come - within - the irrigation ' project before U'la thrown open to set' tlemenC. " J , PERSHING AND BE GENERALS TPTASHINGTOX, : Jnljr ': 18 (1. V N. . S.)PrcsMent WOaon this afternooo nrgwd oonsrees to confer thof permanent tnk of jBencral; on . John - Pershta, commander ? In cblef of the American expeditionary . forces, and Chief of Staff . Peyton CT March; and the permanent rank of admiral on Admirals William S. Benson, chief of naval opera tions, and William S. Sims, who was in command during the war of American, nftval forces in Eu ropean waters. ' The president's message fol lows; ;. .. ! - V -.' "I take the liberty of calling your attention to a matter which I am sure Is at the heart of the whole country, and which I have had very much in mind, through out "all' these month's when we were trying to arrange a peace that j would.: be ? worthy " of the spirit and achievements of the men who. won the victory in the field and on the sea After ma- Ltnre reflection, , I - earnestly rec ommend that you give The per manent rank of general to John J. PerBhina;-and Peyton ' C. March,, expressing the law in such is way as to give precedenco to General Pershing aiid that you give .the permanent rank of admiral to Wnilam , S. Benson and WUUam S. Sims. 1 take It for 'granted that T am only an ticipating your own ; thoughts In proposing these honors for the men upon whom the principal responsibilities) -' devolved for achieving ? the creat results which . our i unconquerable navy and army .accomplished. WOODROW WILSON." WAS NOT DESIRED .; ,y'r V . Pojilanrf: WonlaAtNirrild ICClst ox- i Marriage ; Contractor Says -She;Repulsed HisLbve.; g The o)4,pldatoy,of an .elderly man pursulnr a ?y6uh; wanwuti wh could, only repulse his attentions was related today by Mrs. Edna. Polndex ier, attractive) young Portland widow; in telling about the way her name came to- be i-cbnnected with that of Charles W-tWard, weal thy and elder ly San Fanclscan'' Wsrd's letters to Mrs.:Polndexter have been made public incident to the arrest of Mrs, !Alic.e Wilson. of Sin Francisco at the Instance of the 62-year-old man for an alleged illeral operation on her daughter. Alice5 Wilson, said to be i-n-der contract of ymarriage to Wsrd. " 'Mrs.' PoIndexters husband was drowned- in a r Central Oregon lake In company. -with Vernon" A.. Forbes, a Bend lawyer, about a year ago. i "1 met Charles W. Ward while I was staying at -. the ' Benson hotels in Port land engaged in settling up the estate of my husband." said Mrs. Polndexter. "He pursued me with his 'attentions. He made repeated proposals of mar riage. ' I : did not know that he . was divorced. '" He would have given "me everything he? had, judging by his statements. ' I repulsed - his , attentions from the beginning . and accepted from him - only the: most incidental favors such as - flowers and . small i presents. I have 'been taught to treat old age with respect and I tried to treat htm with respect, j But he quickly showed that he was Jnofc worthy-of ; it. He wrote me a number, of - letters, some times ; f our or" " five before- J, would answer him, snd In my answers stat ing that I did not care for him and that r I did i not - desire . his attentions. If those who- are unearthing dopies of the : letters : he wrote ' to ' me will - be fair; enough to produce also the let ters ' wrote to him, I &m wire I will be completely;. exonerated, 'i Th state ment that he paid my way to Califor nia is absolutely false. . I paid my own way and I was . with friends on my way to the East. 1 met him one day ; on the street In San ; Francisco, by - accident so f ar as ; I , , was ; con cerned. I; did not want fc to see him, either i; then ? or later when i he called on me. . '.1.'-v'; 'Xv '-k-r'.-' V i.Vhm ; statement.' ithat I accepted 1100,000 from him is another falsehood. He sent me at one time $200,000 in nursery aAck and I returned them to him immediately, because I could not and would ' not : receive such . presents from him. - - . - . . "Anyx other woman in ! ray . position would have been exposed to such at tentions, and I did the only thing that a woman could properly do. I . main tained my self respect and repulsed his attentions.;; - r - i ' Chicago Btiilding Contmctors Lock , Out 100,000 Men Chicago. July 18. -i; N.v S. Ap proximately 100,000 workmen affiliated with, building trades unions. In Chicago were locked out by building contractors today and millions of dollars worth of construction work -was halted.- . The lockout" followed refusal of the workmen to respond to an ul tunatum from - the ' contractors that unless the men called off strikes that' have been in progress for several weeks all con struction work would - be stopped. The ultimatum was issued - by officials of i the., BuildlBg i . Construction .Kmployera 1 association.; -. ; . ... . - LAVISH ATTENTION JUSTICE VS. GUSTOu TO BE AflBUED Columbia Basin Case Opening Next Monday Attacked Arti ficial Freight Rate : System. People of Columbia Ports and Interior. Urged to Act To gether to Win. Great Struggled "Think-together" la the appeal to all the people of the Columbia basin and ports of the Columbia as the hearing of the. Columbia basin rate case draws near. ; , ' . Thinking - together: - - presupposes working tdrether unified thinking and working by : the people ! of 'com petitor cities have lifted the grain of the Inland Empire almost mile high over the mountains to Puget Sound, made of Seattle a "$500,000,000 port.' and: "have transformed the handicaps of the northern ports Into advantages. ... , ;?. Thinking together precedes fight ings together , for . justice and right, and" unified thinking and fighting will win for the Inland Empire and ports of the Columbia the benefit of God-given natural advantages. : ' Transportation j costs affect ; the cost of everythlng.iused, v eat.en- or worn r by every man, woman and child, and unjust Vat e discrimination against the ; Columbia water grade hurts the Interests of every person in the Columbia basin. j Mountains -of evidence will.- confront Interstate Commerce Commissioners Hall, Xanlels and Eutman in Portland nexi Aionaav. v . . v s - - i - i - Proof ;that . the Columbia water grade should have . a lower rate' - than the mountain -rooteW .to .puget ' sound wtll Hoeh)dd r0 Sixtem." Coltnea Two) CHIEF; FORESTER Henry S. Graves Discusses Need ' for Appropriation j To Ad- dress Chamber Monday. ; Tnless immediate action is taken in. passing the appropriation bill at Washington,.. C; thp forestry serv ice In the Pacific Northwest will find itself in an embarrassing position. : . Such " is - the declaration of ' Henry ' S. Graves, chief of the forestry: service of the United States, who arrived in Port land this morning." The present forest fires' in .Idaho are the most serious of the : season, . declared, the distinguished visitor. .While here he will make an In vestigation of the situation. ,! J' "Our funds are far too low to be of any assistance in these strenuous times," said '.Mr. Graves, "and unless the law makers speed " up we will find it dlfft cult to pay our fir fighters. It Is lm possible to hire the men when we cannot see-our way clear , to pay them. "Che : hot ; dry Weather is worklnr a hardship on our forces in other parts of the Northwest but we are hoping that nothing serious wilt occur in Oregon." iTnrEBARt; 6pi visitor ' Mr. .Graves has arranged his itinerary so that be will be in Tacoma and Seattle some time next week. Monday, noon he will .be one of the principal speakers' at the Portland Chamber of Commerce, He has planned to remain in he Pacific Js'orthweet - for 10 days or two i Weeks before returning to San Francisco.- after which he will journey . Bast. While in this territory he ' expects ' to, hold .con ferences with the various employes of the forest service, as well as with pri vate owners of timber. -T- The trip (from Sacramento,' Cal., to Grants 'Pass, Or was made over the Pacific highway by automobile, ; After arriving In the; Southern Oregon town, Mr, Graves left- the party and. came to Portland by rail. The giant redwood trees along the highway created quite a sensation among, the members of the official party, and Mr. Graves says that every i effort will . be made to secure ownership of them for national, forest reserves; Ii;;i'teK:;-i'i"'Sj WOULD PRESERTE TREES - - The" highway without the redwoods would be nothing more, than an ordinary road. he said) "and we are going to do alUn our power to see that the 100mi!e stretch of giants are taken from private ownership.' California is thinking very seriously of purchasing them as a fitting memorial to the Native Sobs who died while In the service of their country. Those. who -made the trip from Sac ramento to t Grants ' pass were Secre tary, of Agriculture and Mrs. David H. Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Miller, of the' federal reserve board, Washing ton. D. G. ; Roland Boyden of the food administration ; Austin ; BV Fletcher, state ; highway engineer of;. Calif orp la ; C Du Bols, district forester for Califor nia, and -Mrr Graves.' r The Houston party left tor Sacramento -after coming north and will spend a few days at Lake Tahoe. later going - to Salt Lake City, where Mr. Houston will address .a Catherine ti HveetiwW . mm 'nm .Iily 21, i TODAY FIRST, ANNIVERSARY OF -THIERRY YkNE year" ago today 3Iarsbal Foch launched the great of fenslve that, drove the Germans; out of tho Chateau-Thierry saU cnt, the first of the series of ag gressive operations that brought' the enemy to his knees,,;. Three" American divisions attacked on the opening day and nine Amer ican divisions had partlclnated when the salient was wiped out. The veteran First and Second American divisions, with the famous Moroccan division be tween them, bore the brunt of the attack through the eastern edge of the forest of Beta, They jumped off at 5:35 a. After only an hour's artillery prepara tion, , and ; moved with ."- such strides that the Second advanced five miles in four iiours. . ; The . Twenty-sixth division (New England National Guard) attacked northwest of Chateau Thierry, captured Torcy, ; BeI-; Icau and T reached Bouresches village. . ; .tW-Ji.Ji ;;; - The Third - division, east of Chateau-Thierry, on the south bank ofj the Marne, f merely marked time on the opening day, joining the attack three days later, when the Germans evacu ated Chateau-Thierry on'r the north bank of the Marne. , ; ! : i THIRD VESSEL IS OBTAINED FOR RUN ; BNsaMSSsssM - . C . New Ship - for ; Portland-Orient Service Will Be Assigned for . ;FalI Sailing. J ; . Through the .united efforts of the Pacific ' Steamship company, the Chamber of Commerce -.and' C.'D. Kennedy, chief of the (dlvlslon of op erations, .United States j shipping board - In 4 Portlan d, the - third ' vessel for the Portland-Orient 'run has been released by the shipping board, ao- eording to anttounoement made this morning bjr the Pacific; Steamship Th new . steamer, which will , be a slaned ; for Seotember sailing t on the rsame run with the West Munhfcm. noW in ' the : Orient,- and the CoaxeU: -. about ready: to leave this port for the other side of the Pacific .is the Wawalona,,a 9500 ton- new steel - steamer now being completed by , the G, M. Standlf er Con struction vorporalion ; at .Vancouver.,. j v Frank O'Conner, -manager of -the Pa wflc Steamship Company says that the Wawaiona will- be ready fon sailing be tween September 14 . and -28, ahd the company will now be -able to 'operate the l Orientat service on a six weeks sailing schedule from Portland. "Announcement of the assignment of the third vessel for. this run came as a relief to a new situation confronting us." says R. W. Bruce, manager ..of; the for eign freight department of the Pacific company. -"Over 3000. tons of cargo had been-offered us - for September export, but we were on the verge of turning it down because no new ship was In sight for that time. . . - Al? ; - ? "Now we will be prepared to handle this trade and make a campaign .for the additional cargo, which will be easily ob tained. .The steamship company already has a full cargo awaiting the, August sailing of the West Munham from" this port,? says Mr.: Bruce. "In addition, we have: a full cargo promised the Coaxet In the orient for retrun to Portland." Case of Alleged ? . Neglect to. Report 'Accident Put Over The charges of failing, to report an accident filed against C. E. Rogers and of violating ; the i prohibition' law filed against Jess BTecht; were " set ever in municipal court today until July 22 for trial. Bogers vdrove- 'the wagon Into which Ralph. Beden's motorcycle crashed early s Tuesday; morning, - when Mrs. Ethel Hughes was killed. Brecht is ac cused 1 of -- selling Intoxicating liquor to Benden and LeRoy Massey. .- For slaughtering.: animals within the city limits, Carl -Fritrer was fined $15 and George Ropp. $20. Rote Davis was sentenced . to serve a- 60-day sentence on a drunk charge. Howard Crytzer snd Charles Mlllhollen. arrested at the same time were fined' $10 each and given one day in JalL , , " Traffic violators were fined, as fol lows : ; J. J. Jorgenson, $5 ; E. Hewitt. $17.50! L. Davenport, $5 ; H. M. Austin, $10 : f W. Rameg. $10 ; Cart McFadden, $4. and W. F. Byers, $10. 1 , , Bela Eun,; Soviet : . ; ;: Leader in Hungary, Refuses to Resign -' - - -- -' -4- ' sssBawBssssst ' .J-.-v - tondon, - July l$.i-L N.8.V BeU Kun, : the red dictator of . Germany, has refused to resign in favor of the Social ists, in order to avoid military interven tion by the allies, ' said an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Zurich today, quoting the Frankfurter Zeitung. , . - Karolvi Coming to U. S.; : Copenhagen, July "18. (I. N. 8.) . Count Michael ..: Karolyi. famous, "Hun garian statesman, has left for 'America.-, the- German .newspaper Kreus Zei tung learns. . Bela Kun is reported to Tave allowed the count to retain his fortune,-;.. - '. j " . " " - mm 111 iinis Charge Made at Freight Hearing of Effort to Saddle, Oefidts on Prosperous Coast Industry. : - .- . . . . Percentage Increase in Rates Is Fought on Ground Northwest - Would Be at Big Disadvantage An alleged effort ' to saddle upon the Northwestern ,frult in dustry . in a season- of ' abnormal ; prosperity the deficits : amassed by ; Eastern and Southern railroads; .while the North western,, roads fairly roll8, in; 'wealth, was the chief object of attack at the morning session - of . - the interstate commerce , commission hearing on perishable freight tariffs today.; , ., ' Growers ! and shippers of i. Oregon. Washington and Idaho - played - their first 'Inning m the contest against the application of i th "new and ' severe tariffs 'covering icing, heating, Switch ing and actual hauling charges proposed for Northwesem fruit , by. the railroad administration, when Leonard Way, rate expert of the public i utilities commission of Idaho, was called: to the- witness stand, -i Way - was the first witness "for the fruit industry against the rail iad mlnistratioh, the Pacific Fruit Express and like agencies. - ! i " ; s - Way presented a: bulky collection of exhibits and spent most of the morning illustrating the statistics complied Iy the Idaho commission to show-why the radical rises in- tariffs should : not be allowed by the national cemmlasion. " He based much ef his testimony upon his showing -that railroads are making a greater profit per gross ton-mile on green fruit shipments than they are on such commodities as livestock and potatoes. An effort to- establish: the theory that as -mileage '(increases in freight-haulage the Charge Jof- suciv nauiage snouia, pre-, OaMehietd oS Tar fit Celuam Three REACHED AT TRIA ...... ......... . r- , . . (. .... Editorial Which " Brought ' About -$W0O,oqO LibeL Suit Is ,:Read in Court-, i By Harry? Reutllnger ' Mt., Clemens, Mich.. July 18. -(L N". S, For the first time since the trial began 10 weeks: ago, the heart of the Henry Ford-Chicago .Tribune fibel suit was reached today, when the editorial entitled; "Ford Is an Anarchist," was read In court, Ford, who thinks the publication ,f the edltoriaf did' him $1,000,000 damage. was on the stand and listened quietly1 to the reading. " ':' 11 ''". . In connection with the reading of the editorial he asserted i his reading of newspapers seldom took -him : beyond headlines, but declared his belief that a headline should accurately represent the contents of the story. ,. f ; Introduction of the editorial came sud denly! when Attorney Elliott Stevenson asked':..'' '.,'''"'."'.!-- :---:s.; ; : - -Are you familiar with the editorial captioned. "Ford Is an i Anarchist 7 ' - Well. I've heard it 80 or 40 times,' Ford answered.:: Stevenson then read the editorial and asked : !-:--. ' "Is there anything in that about throw. Jng bsmbif referring: to Ford's defini tion of an anarchist as a man who would throw bombs. Ford's counsel objected to the question ana Stevenson said: M 'r 'This .man says his feelings have been Injured and we want him ' to point out where." ' . ' . :; : .... "They printed an editorial captioned, 'Ford Is an Anarchist,' but the story following the title does not bear it out." Concluded on Ps Sixteen Column One) Demurrer Is Filed i To Holmes Complaint Salem. July It. A demurrer has been filed by Assistant Attorney General Van Winkle' In behalf of Secretary of State Olcott and State Treasurer Hoff against the' suit filed 'by H. . Ai Holmes, . who ieeks . to enjoin - the state from- making payment on the Reddish farm in Linn county, which is being acquired as a game farm, for : the t propagation of pheasants. The . demurrer contends that Holmes has no legal right in the matter. A hearing -On , the- demurrer will be held before Judge Bingham of the state circuit court in Marlon county this afternoon . .. Raynhairi Gives JIp; f Flight Over Ocean St. Johns. N. F, July IS. -I .'&) Captain Frederick P.. Raynham, whose second attempt late yesterday to' "hop Off on a flight to the British isles ended disastrously, , said today , that he probably . wilt hi his damaged . Mur tynside ' plane home ' cn . the liner Oram plan; leaving id a few days, and return to Finland himself,, VI I . MOTHER LOVE DEFIES BARS MRS. ' LIly , BURGER is loyally, standingly, her 'son, Harry S..; Ncw'Jr.j accused of t slaying- his-": sweetheart, -Freda Lesser of I-os 'Angeles. " Mrs. Burger was photo graphed by International Film Service as she embraced her son in .his cell, , .; , , : " ' ; h J ., - , . f , v . ' ,..( . '''V'.;-:ii' ;-'''f'':: - - ' , '-', - - i .''." . - H, . -:':. ' I i ' Ii' - "; -, -. v tv... . -. -- . . S yr -hr v v '.i - - . " " "'-v '' :, . yszzr- y. j n 1 it if i:::-?:e'-..-x::;r;';. NEW PLEADS HOT ArrghmentiHeld, Pefore Crowd , Is Set for October 27. , us- Ias :Angels, Calv July li.(t7lt. S. While lafge crowd,- mostly women and girls,. 'filled" the; court room Sind struggled tor Admission 'to the : corridor outsids, Harry S.. New, Jr., confessed, slayer of his sweet heart. Freda 4 Lesser, 4 pleaded Iriot gullty t the grand jury : indictment charging him with ; murder in the first degree before Superior. Judge Gavin W, Craig today. -v- The crowd, that sought 'to "catch- a glimpse of tho slayer . was the largest that has ever assembled in a courtroom In Ixs Angeles. For an hour t before New was taken into court every seat in the spectators section was occupied and a dense throng- surged 'at the ' court room doors. ' . :.. ' r ' -New was the first of the prisoners due for arraignment -to be called before the judge He was neatly arrayed in a dark blue suit, white linen collar-and a silk shirt. . When he was asked to plead to the indictment - he showed no sign of nervousness and answered in a low but audible voice; "Not guilty.- By the mutual agreement of the "attor neys in the case, October 27 was set - as the date for New's trial. " ." -'' 1 ' - TheJ defense " interposed demurrer to the indictment on. technical grounds and it was overruled by - the court - without argument. - ' : I " A relative of .United,- States Seifhtor Ilarry S. New of Indiana has stated ; In Los Angeles that- the senator has pot provided, any funds for. the defense. of the slayer, who claims to . be his . son. The ' money for New' defense,, it was stlted was raised by. his mother and her friends.-'i'.vii-vv-H.-V '.'. "'.'.;-. ;'i.yHr--'--?,?:-,4 A fair . slsed. contribution . to the de fense fund, it was stated, was made, by the son of a fortnerelrcult - court. Judge, in Indiana, who left an estate of- several millions. 'This man is, said to have known New's mother when she was Lily Scii ri der, one of the most beautiful women in Indiana, ' 'v ' - i While he ha not helped In the fight to save New front death. Senator New will not make any move to prevent his name from being brought into the case. It was stated,: because of a doubt a to the paternity .of the slayer, - New's mother, It was pointed out; has s comfortable fortune which has permit ted her to travel a great dear and -to llv welU , ' - - ' - - . .: J 'T; 1 1 inn.- i Minnesota rioods : ' Destroy, 50 Homes St- Paul. July 18. (U. P.)-State of ficials rushed aid to Thief .' Lake and Mini Lake townships near Holt, Minn., today where 60 families were -reported homeless as a. result of floods. 'Heavy rains-have inundated an area 25 by ,30 miles there. Governor Burntiulst was ad vised.' Money, , tenia and cots - were rushed to Holt- Damage to crops in the district was 'estimated at J 100, 000. ' Airplane ;Mail to v; ; : Take Regular Rate Washington. July 1 L N. 8.) Air plane mall was reduced to a price basis same as all other first class mail by order of Postmaster , General Burleson this afternoon. The rate formerly was s, cents an ounces with 10, cents extra for special delivery. Under; the new rate it will be 2 .cents an ounce, with 10 cents tra for, special dell very., GUILTY. OF CHARGE ' aMBSBBSaBSSSBSBSSBjSBBBSSSBBBSSSS t v j " f 3 ssvifr-- Location ; Between ' Chwoweth vreek and Jhe,; Dalles Accords, With His Views. " The location of the Columbia river highway between Chenowith creek and The Dalles,1 which has been the cause of some' discord, has been def initely.' settled' and' all ,'isinow; har mony "in the" state highway commis sion. -t , ! " . ' The route selected runs across the flat.mear the. railroad -track; and is practically direct: It will involve the construction of a new' grade approx iniatelyjtwc miles-long. " ' ' Some weeks ago the commission by the votes of Commissioners Thompson and Booth , adopted the present county road which follows the contour of the hills and Is approximately half a mile longer than the direct " route.: Commissioner Benson opposed the' selection and - re fused to sign the contract which was let for the paving. Vv:'- ? i'-f y..;.- It has not been determined what dis position will be made of this paving-con tract. There has been a suggestion that it may be taken over- by Wasco county. which was to have cooperated with the state to the extent of 215,000. ( ; ;- According to an early estimate it will cost approximately. $75,000 for the state to make a: new grade. By adopting the new -route Commissioner Benson claims that a saving of 925,000. will be made in construction cost besides three quarters of a mile In distance.; . . v -:t Steel Company Asks ForLower Rates to ; , . Nor thwes t points Requesting a reduction In .rates on Iron fand steel articles i shipped ' from Mldvale, Utah, to Pacific coast points, tho Utah Iron and Steel company has submitted tentative set rates to 'par ticular points in place of - higher 'class and ' commodity rates to the Portland district freight traffic committee for ap proval.- A hearing, is scheduled on the matter for August':? ;:;"-;;;: Xj:':.' The rates asked by-the steel company on 'the 100 pound basis are as follows: Spokane,- Wenatehee, Rltsville, Ellena burg. North TaVima, - Astoria, Eugene, Couer D'Alene -and Burke, SO cents ; Baker, 40 cents ; Heppner. CO cents i Vancouver," B. C. lt cents ; Pendleton, 45 cents; Tillamook. 69 cents ; Marshr field, 78 cents and Bend, -70 cents.. - The - Portland traffic committee has proposed .a lower rate on creosote. pitch and tar from Salt Lake City . to Portland ' and Seattle and will hear all interested in the case at a hearing in the J:-nlttee rooms August , 1. - Government Puts ; : Embargo Against . ; Atlantic. .-Freight New .Tork;! jhPisZCv: pty--An embargo against all freight for gov ernment control in the eoastwise ves sels was ordered this' afternoon by ther- railroad administration. - This action was precipitated by the. con tinued failure, of both ' sides in : the seamen's? strike to reach an agree ment, t, The order affects freight des tined ft 'all Atlantic , and gut f s, ports for. trans-shipment. J .- --' - ' - ' '' BENSON US OUT P' I LIU Several Towns Are jn Path cf r Flames; Much Timber, Many ..Ranches Reported Destroyed. Strong Wind$( Increase Danger; ; Forest Service Is Recruiting . Fighters Wherever ' Possible. , Spokane, Wash.; July 18. (U. P.) Nineteen forest fires are sweeping portions of .Western Montana and Northern Idaho early today, menac ing several towns, numerous-ranches and millions of feet of timber. For est service officials are recruiting every available , man for fighters, fearing a little headway will result la fires as serious as those of 1 D 10. , St. Ilegls and Alberton. Mont., are In dire danger. Forest service reports are that the flames got beyond control and the , towns are threatened from , three sides. Strong winds are rapidly increas ing thedanger and a number of ranches thought safe yesterday sre now almost certain of destruction. A heavy live stock loss is reported. Scarcity of available men to fight the flames Is a serious handicap. The ad visability, of asking soldiers to assist in the work is being considered, HEAVY lf4MAG ALREADY r About 0,000 acres of forest have been reduced to smoldering ashes and several ranches have .been burned out within a radius' of CO miles of Spokane. ' A change in the wind late Thursday saved thousands of acres by backfiring a' score of biases, . according to fort-ft rangers and supervisors.. The cold nt?ht also helped check the spread of the flames to some extent, ' The Big Creek and North Fork fires, covering about 6000 acres in the Kellot district,, are moving slowly today, due toth -shift in the wind. The wind Thursday night backfired blazes In many places,' according to Ranker Rowe of v--i KeJlorg distrlet. Today a slight wlmi In blowing against the fh-ee. retarding their progress. FnOTFCTIVB ASSOCIATION itKtrs ' Both . the state and Pend d'Orielie Protective association are fighting the Blue lake fire, which is lapping up 4v0 acres east of Priest river. v "Out, of control. Fifty men gone in to -".'fight fit," was Forest Bupervlaor Flinrs report from Newport on the Blue lake fire. in thia section the wind had stopped the flames of other fires, Flint said. ,'. - - Valuable' Timber Thrratrned Aberdeen, Wash., .July II. A Ion? dry spell Is threatening much valuable timber, as it is at time for dangerous fires, and extra precautions are belnir taken. 'No rain has fallen practically for a month. Two Pelson company logging camps near- Humptullps have bean pulled out of danger by employes, who have been fighting a fire for two days.- Ho far the flames have been con fined to the slashings and no damage has been 'done to green timber or log ging equipment. FIRE FIGHTERS GO FROM -I ; 4 BOISE I.N ARMY AUTOS Boise, Idaho, July 18. (U P,) In answer to the appeal from federal and stale officials, crews of men were load ed into big "army automobile trucks and started for the scene of the raging for est fires in the yellow pine. district in West. Centrals Idaho. It Is hoped 100 additional fire fighters will reach the burning sone during today. The cam paign will be to keep the fire out of valuable timber in the forest reserves. At present it is confined to public lands not within 'the' reserves. - It. E. Huffman, field agent with the general land office, left Cascade for the sone of the fire. Other parties are head ing into the Thunder, mountain country from .several directions. This fire 13 burning on a 13-mile front, 10 miles wide. An area SO miles long and 15 miles wide has' been burned over during the past (wo weeka A new fire has started in the Yellow Jacket section and looks dan gerous. The state Is furnishing the equipment to the army fire fighters. . Fear is expressed that. Idaho may see another duplication of the disastrous fires in 1910 which started from numer ous small fires and caused $22,000,000 loss to timber and cost the government a million: dollars in, control work ex pense, j-:-" - - : ;,'--.-. '- - Governor Davis was able to ret prompt relief from Secretary Lane, who set aside f 40,000 to be used to equip fire fighters and send ihen to the burning area. He leaves for Washington today to urge - the government to put fortti every effort to meet the forest fire situ ation In this state. , v Police Asked to 7 Aid "in Hunt for ; Escaped Convict Four, men escaped from the Idaho penitentiary at Boise this morning, 'Ac cording to a wire received today ty the local police, : who were asked to aiUt In apprehending them. The description of the men as given by Warden W. I Cuddy follows Fr- i Morgan, IJ years old, weight 1&0 pour, i. 6 .feet inches tall, tatooed on r! t forearm snake swallowing a frog t l five tattoes on right wrisc William ::. Nelson, 28. 150 pounds. S feet 10 !n ! tall,: left .middle finger broken, soar i i the palmjaf his rlirht hand.- Joe Mar: S6, 160 pounds, tall and slender: brow -t birthmark on right arm. , Jumet 1 -wards, negro. It, 120 ixwrnls, 6 f tall, bum scar on left rr.ole on ; of head. scar below kt eye.