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SAI KM. OlCltJON, SATtltlHV M(ltM(., A II it ST 7. lirjn
I'KJCK VIVE C3-STI
IN STATE CAPITOL
W. R. C. F.MRLF.M NOW HAVGS
IX REPRESENTATIVE HALL
LUUL UlArl L
Sonet Russia Follows Suc
cesses in Poland by Ad
vancing on Persian Capital
ALLIED DECISION WILL
LlKLLl DL nAMLncli
Communications From (War
saw Indicate Slight Improvement
WASHINGTON. Aug. C. Soviet
Russia has followed ui its successes
rainst Poland with a thrust into
southwestern Asia and its forces al
readv are threatening the i'ersian
canital of Teheran. This rather un
expected move Is believed by some of
ficials and diplomats here to be di
rected aealnst British and French
.domain In the near east and Asia
News of the soviet" army advance
south and west of the Caspian sea
j aai conveyed today In official dis
patches from J. L. Caldwell, Ameri
ca! minister to Persia and the Amer
ican cotaul at Tabriz. The minister
asked permission to remove the Am
erican legation from Teheran in view
of the preparations of the Persian
government to evacuate the capital,
while the consul asked authority to
move from Tabriz, Both requests
Official observers here conceded
taat the opening of a new theater of
warfare by the Bolshevik has com
plicated an already grave situation.
They were of the opinion that this
latest development would hasten a
decision by the allied, governments
at to general measures to check, the
The Polish situation engaged ot-
ficiala of the American government
closely today and Secretary- Colby
and V'nder Secretary Davis had an
hour's conference with the presi
dent at the' White House. Mr. Colby
refused to discus i the conference
and no statement was forthcoming
from the White House. At the state
' ucpariuicuv it noo oi. j
munlcations had been received from
tha.alllea rovernment outlining
tentative course of action looking to
ths aid of Poland and it was assumed
that there were among the subjects
discussed bv the department oitt-
ciala with the president.
If any decision was reached at the
White House conference, no intima
tion of It was allowed to reacn tne
trnblic. Resides the communications
from the allies the requests of Po
land for a declaration of "moral
support" of the United States govern-
Twent) -Ninth Anniversary of Pre.
entation Celebrated With In.
The beautiful silken department
banner of the Women's Relief Corps
of Oregon, was yesterday piaced
in the hal 1 of renre-sonrt 'es
In the state capitol. 29 years to a
day after presentation of the banner
to the department at a convention
held in Salem.
No formality attended the placing
of the emblem in the hall of repre
sentatives only three persons attend
ing the exercises. They were Mrs.
Cora McBride of Portland, depart
ment president of the W. R. C. for
Ofgon; Mrs. Norma, Terwllliger of
Salem, patriotic instructor of the or
ganization in Salem, and Sam A. Ko
zer, secretary of state and custodian
of the capitol.
The banner now hangs from a pan
el at one end of the hall, ana in
either side are large oil paintings or
Oregon governors of former years.
In the more than a quarter of a cen
tury since the banner was presented
to the Oregon department it has been
carried by Oregon delegations at
many national encampments or the
C A. R. and the W. R. C. The ban
ner will be preserved permanently in
the legislative hall. On its exposed
side, encircling the state seal in col
ors, ia the inscription: "Woman'a Re
lief Corps. Auxiliary to the O. A. R..
epartment or Oregon."
MAN BURNS TO DEATH
IN CABINON MOHAWK
I.K.IITMNfJ STARTS FIRE IS SI P.
Judge Whitford of Circuit
Court Issued Order Direct-
ing Union Chiefs to Recall
THREE MEN KILLED
Civic and Fraternal Societies
Join With Y.IL C A. in
500 Troops Had Been Or
dered to Leave Camp Fun
ston for Denver
etcnon Was Native of limmark
I J red Alone ami Had No Itcla
EUGENE. Or.. Aug. 8. r,ej Pe
terson. 73. a native of lk:mark. was
burned to death when his cabin on
the' Mohawk river, la miles northeast
of Lugene was destroyed by fire late
last night. It is preMinitd th it iialt
iiing caused the firs as a thunder
storm occurred aboii the time :h
blaze was discoverl. Farmers at
tracted to the blaze discovered Pe
terson's charged remaii... m ihe ruins
of the cabin. He Itvod alone and had
no relatives in this country.
FALL SOON IS
Dispatch From Joahnnisberg,
East Prussia, Says Polish
Government Has Fled to
Posen- Reds Near City
SAM KOZER'S HEART P A M M AMC
IS ALMOST MELTED L U III III UlM 0
TOICHING APPEAL FROM GlICI.
WHO TINKERS WITH FOHIM
DENVER. Colo., Au?. IS. The
strike of trainmen employed by the
Denver Tramway company was call
ed off by the executive committee of
the tramway men's union shortly be
fore midnight tonight.
The men will meet at 9 o'clock
tomorrow morning to confirm the
action of the executive committee.
The action of the committee was
taken following a long meeting con
vened immediately after Judge
Greeley W. Whitford lit the circuit
court issued an order directing the
union chiefs to recall the strike or
Tramway officials declared that
no policy regarding taking the men
back had been formulated.
Three men were killed and 13 In
jured when rioting was resumed by
striking street car men and their
sympathizers at the East Side car
The dead are Dan- Sullivan. 25
years old; Dan Flannagan. Charles
Hanson and John Collins, all of
Leonard Tremmer, 18. of Denver
is so seriously injured be may die.
K crowd of several hundred gath
ered about the barns early in the
evening but contented Itself with
shouting until shortly before 8:30.
when an effort was made to close
p on the barns. The move was met
with a fusillade of shots from those
protecting . the barns. A detachment
of armed police was on duty and the
ISO, strike breakers housed there
also were armed.
Federal troops are expected to ar
ilve tomorrow to assist the police
C. M. EPPLEY
Active Career of Community
Upbuilding Closes Fu
I WILL DELAY ARMISTICE
TILL GET OLD BOUNDARY
Berlin Dispatch Says That
Anti-Entente Feeling Is
Impressive and beautiful ;n th-ir
simplicity were the f'incral services
for Albert M. Grilley yoau-rday af
ternoon in the auditorium of the Y.
M. C. A. of Portland.
Rev. Dr. McAfee of th Federation
of Churches of Port'am! was in
charge. Brief tributes to the. ster
ling worth of Mr. Gril'.cy'r character
were presented by Lieutenant Lester
ElUs physical director of the Tacoma
Y. M. C. A. who also brought a mes
sage of sympathy rrom tho UoUrl-m
of that city, by John K. Ricke, assist
ant secretary of the Seattle Y. M. C
A., and Nelson. G. Pik. representing
the business men of Portland.
Harry W. Stone, for 3P years sec
retary of Portland Y. M. C. A., de
livered a brief address, describing the
character of Mr. Grille?, whom be
had known Intimately for 25 years. . tcrce. in resnonse to a reouest sent
Music was furnished by. the Ru-jby Governor Oliver H Sboup to the
oanan .quanri aim wauer afjium j commander or the ccntial denart-
sang beautifully "Face to Face.
Rosarians. Knight Tote pi a rs.
members of the Blue lodge f Ma
sons, physical directors ana em
ployed officers of the Y. M. C. A.
wre wen represented. Mayor
f!aAr I. Rotror and Athar ril nt
ment and for permission to purchase!
American array glupplies still are be- Dr and Mra- R E- stelner.
fore the state department. I M and Mr. Henry W. Meyer and
Official dispatches today Indicate i pivin vr nr.nt rr.mt .i-
a slight improvement in the situation lenu portiaBj boya and youn? men
In Poland. This official communi-1 wm gorely miss the radiant charac
cation was received by the legation 1 ter of Albert m. Grilley.
from Warsaw. I '
"Our counter action In the region i . n t
of Brody is developing satisfactorily. I JliOJlOn ropmauojl UTOWS
V occupied Sranlslawozyk and Brp-
dy. The line of the river Bug is in
oar hands. In the region of Wlzna
we advanced and defeated Bolshevik
regiments. The attacks" on Nabln
are repulsed. Countless refugees
from the territories occupied by Bo!
thevlk are filling the country and es
pecially Warsaw. Food help is nec
essary. The feeling of civilian popu
lation and volunteers good."
An announcement by the state de
partment said that "the determlna
7337 in Ten-Year Period
Population figures for the coun
ties of Oregon have been announced
by the bureau of the census, subject
to cdrrectlon as discrepancies may
Multnomah, of course, takes the
lead, while Marion ranks In second
place with a population of 47.117 and
Cmatilla is thirj. with 28.946. Mar
lon county's gain in 10 years is 7,337
tion of the Polish government not to I the census of 1910 having given the
be stampeded Into an unnecessarily I county 39,780 Inhabitant.
Figures announced by tne ouri-an
Multnomah. 1920, 275.898; 1910.
226.261; 1900. 103.167.
Marion. 47.117. compared witn
39.7&0 in 1910 and 27.713 In 1900.
I'matilla. 1920. 2r,946; 1910. 20.-
309; 1900. 18.049.
Linn. 1920.24.0; 1910. 2Z.66Z;
Coos. 1920. 22.257; 1910. I7.9i9;
Yamhill. 1920. 20.329; 1910, 1S,
285; 1900, 13.420.
Jackson. 1920. 20.405; 1910, 2.
766, 1900, 13.698.
Union! 1920. 16.636; 1910, 16.
191; 1900. 16.070.
Klamath. 1920. 11.413; 1910.
8.554; 1900. 3.970.
Deschutes. 1920. 9622; no figures
hurried exit from Warsaw anj to re
slst to the utmost the bolshevik de
fensive, was Indicated in ad ispatch
today from the American legation at
The department's Information in
dicates that the Bolshevik are pur
posely avoiding committments with
respect to the opening of armistice
negotiations in order to prolong the
hostilities and carry the fighting
Ihronrh tn Warsaw.
weieiBthel-lthWil-eorlatew srdd s i
Says 8 Japanese Captured on
Seattle Liner Two Es
'5 cape in Boat
TACOMA, Aug. . 6. Reiterating
lis tatment of the- existence of an
organized system of tmvfKimg Jap
anese Into the United States. Repre
sentative Albert Johnson, chairman
of the house immigration commit
tee, said tonight that he will pro
duce the evidence to the state and
labor departments of the govern
ment first. In reply to a Tokio
fiUpttch of today. Mr. Johnson said
that within six hours cf his lirst
announcement, eight Japanese were
optnred on the liner Eastern Tem
H at Seattle, attempting to enter
th United States illegally, and two
whers got away In a row boat. He
such instances were proof that
otUng ot Japanese was being
rried on constantly, although In
opinion, the Japanese govern-
---t was in ignorance of the routes
available for 1910 or previous.
Tillamook. 1920. 8766; 1910.
6.266; 1900. 4471.
Lake. 1920. 3991: 1910. 4659;
Jefferson. 1920. 3211; no previous
Sherman. 1920, 3826; 1910. 4242:
Benton. 19?o. 13.744; 1910, 10.
66.3; 1900, 6706.
Dike Breaks Flooding
300 Acres in Clatsop
ASTORIA. Ore. Aagi 6. Follow
ing the breaking of a dike at Browns
mead in the eastern part of Clatsop
county a few days ago approximately
300 acre of fine farm land are in
undated and damage estimated at
between $7,000 and $8,000 has re
sulted according to word reaching
here today. A force of about 20 men
was at work today constructing a
horseshoe-shaped dike inside the old
one In the hope of reclaiming a por
tion of the land.
ment of the army. "
The governor received a telegram
from the chief of staff at Chicago
stating that 500 troops would leave
Camp Funston for Denver by early
The chief of staff also authorized
Governor Shoup to call on Fort Lo
gan, just outside of Denver, for
troops for immediate nse. No call
had been made on Fort Locan for
help up to a late hour tonight.
Several hundred persons were In
the vicinity of the south svde barns
where two men were killed last
night, all evening, but no violence
was -reported from there.
The Denver Post, whose plant wa
damaged last night, was able to pub
lish from Its own plant today,
Automobile traffic In the business
section was prohibited tonight by
Mayor Bailey. Members of the Am
encan Legion, who volunteered to
help maintain order, were stationed
on the intersections to see that only
cars with proper permits were ad
mitted. The order was issued In an effort
to prevent the gathering of large
The mayor forbade any parades
or demonstrations "uutll further no
tice." Major Erie KIstler. overseas vet
eran, was placed in command of the
volunteer policemen who repondeJ
to the mayor's call. More than 1000
men. Inclnd.ing about 500 who saw
service overseas, were sworn.
The American Legion posts also
acreed to assist the police and large
numbers of legionaires patrolled the
streets in uniform.
"Black Jack" Jerome, In charge
of strike breakers at the East Side
barn. issued the following state
"Guards in the car barns had
been Instructed to keep the streets
clear. The crowd surged beyond
the lines tonight. A car loaded with
strike breakers tried to come to the
barns. Clos to the barns it was
interfered with by the crowd. Guards
inside the barns fired on the crowd.
No shots were fired from the auto
mobile containing the strike break
ers. me gnarus dia not act until
one shot had been fired toward the
automobile containing the strike
breakers and bricks and other mis
siles had been hurled at the car.
Charles M. Eppiey. valued ciMzcr..
prominent Salem busin man. and
who was the first president of the
Oregon Retail Merchants aasoc'atrcn.
died at his home. 5.o East State
street, at 3:3 o clock p. m. yester
Mr. Eppley was 65 years oM. He
passed -away after a lingering il!nsa
or several months. Recently hi. con
dition had shown improvement until
about three weeks ago when h-i was
seized with cerebral meningitis. Al
ter this he gradually became worre
until the end.
A Id lily ttrrognireri
Mr. Eppley was born at Carlisle.
Penna.. February 2j. !.-. His fa
ther was George M. Cpiriey, for nany
years a practicing physician ot east
ern Pennsylvania. Cbarle M. Epp
ley moved to Oregon with his family
in 1891 and located in Salem, where
he had since been continuously en
gaged In the mercantile business.
Mr. -ppley was active In thebusl
ness and civic affairs of Salenf and
was ever ready with time and money
to help in building up the commer
cial. manufacturing and business at
fairs of .the city. It was a distinct
honor in recognition of his efforts in
organizing the business men that lie
was chosen the first president ot
the Oregon Retail Merchants' asso
Art Given Attention
As a charter-Btember of the Sa
lem lodge of Woodmen of the World
Mr. Eppley was active tn that organ
Izatlon. He was an art enthusiast
helped to form a number of art class.
es and held membership in the Sa
lem Arts league.
In the immediate family, besides
the widow. Mrs. Alice Fry Eppley;
a son. Charles Eppley, and a daugh
ter. Mrs.. Hortense Eppley Smith, he
leaves a sister. Miss Grace Eppley of
Asbury. Park. N. J., who' arrived last
Tuesday from her home in the east
and was at her brother a bedside.
Funeral services will be held from
the Webb Clou gh chapel Sunday
at 4:30 p. m.. Rev. D. H. Leech or
Eugene officiating, assisted by Rev.
H. C. Stover of Central Congregation
al church. Interment will be In
Mount Crest Abbey mausoleum.
JOHANNISBERG. East Prussia.
Ang. 6. A report that the Polish
government has fled to Posen and
i.hat the soviet forces are only 40
kilometers from Warsaw. Is printed
In the Johannlsherger Zeitung to
day. The report la said to have
emanated from Warsaw. The War
saw correspondent ot the paper says
that the fail ow Warsaw Is Imml
nent. that the Bolshevik are still
advancing, and that it is believed
they havecut off the escape of the
Polish troops Into the Polish cor
The Johannlsberger Zltnng has
een receiving private reports from
the Rusio-Polish fronts which later
events proved to be correct.
Pule May Acceiit Soviet.
According to its correspondent at
Warsaw, the Polish workers have
issued a proclamation urging the
workers to accept soviet principles.
The dispatch says nothing baa been
heard concerning the proposed ar
Want Old llnnndarie.
Deserters from the Bolshevik army
reaching here assert that the plans
of the Russian general staff are to
Mi Kay Life UmM lie Weary If
Slie lUda't Have Oa tn Moakry
Wltli Wants Licfte
Ram A. Kozer. secretary of state,
is a sympathetic person and it Is an
effort for blm to steel himself against
a heart appeal such as the following
which comes from an Oregon girl ol
14 summers who objects to the law
barrinr anvone nnder 16 driving au-
inmnhilM But Sam savs he will
have to send regrets:
"Dar Sir: I am a girl of 14 who
lives on Fords. I don't make any
money or anything like that but I
don't know what I would do unless t
had one to tinker with. I can doj
anything when it comes to repairing
one as long as it isent to heavy can
drive as rood or better than tne av
erage. Excuse this skribbling by lit
tle sister's nappy has a hold of my
overalls lee and wont let go.
"Well I am & ft 2 in. in my stocken
fe-t and weigh 110 and have good
sence. Dont yon think there Is some
wav for me to ret some kind or a
"1 sure can brag on myself.
Bill Designed to Restore Or
der in Ireland Is Rushed
Through House Passed by
GEORGE AND ASQUITH
ABSENT LESS SPIRIT
Irish , Leader Suspended on
Motion Irish and Labor
Members Follow .
LONDON. Ang. . By an over
whelming majority the government
thia evening Jammed through the
Irish coercion bill, designed to re
store order In Ireland. Lengthy de
bates preceded the voting In tbs
house ot commons but tacking the
presence of Premier Lloyd George
and Herbert 11. Asouith they did not
stir the Interest which was attached
to yesterday's dUcaasion and were
HaS Phonograph Records oil far less acrlmonloaa.
Talks Made for Distribu
tion to Public
A notable exception was a furious
oat burnt by Joseph Devlin, national
ist member from Belfast, who defied
the authority of the bouse to bring
him to order and precipitated an ex
citing scene. He was suspended. He
stalked out followed by all the ol i-r
Irish members and almost the eaure
MARION; Ohio.. Aug. C. Senator
Harding today received another
ttrlnr nf viftltors. BWCOt through S
K.i- dtsnosed ol wr rrrrauuUi
' For time it seemed as thoug
a misceiiany oi iri h-- i thre waa no wiy to fcuprew xjr. Dev.
ters and then too a v-mu- "Tlltn .Trent removing htm bodilv. lis
mobile tide. I demanded that Lloyd George be
One of his odd jobs was to roakei Ummoned to "share responslbrtltv
five campaign speeches, ins eniy i for tn!a iniquitous measure" and ve-
audience was tne operator w
cording apparatus tor phonograph
records, and the speeches all were
excernts from his previous publle i
deliverance. The records are to be
distributed by the Republican na
tional committee as a means of ear-
bemently asserted the premier was
absent so be might "concoct another
war with Russia."
From tbr . government benches
cries of "ora-T! order!" arose.
Mr. Devlin shouted In reply: I
have no respect for the house ot com-
delay an armistice with Poland while trying the front porch campaign Intojmons: I despise it
the boundaries of Russia are re-1 every locality,
estabiisned as they existed in 1914
The intelligence service of tbehitical conferences, bis headquarters
German frontier police, which Is nn- announced tonight that one of lbs
derstood to be In reliable commun-1 f irt big delegations to come from
icatlon with Bolshevist Russia. sub- outside Ohio for a front porch speech
stantlates the reports, .saying the I would he from Indianapolis on Aug
plans are well known to the Russian
people, who have been told that
when they ere fulfilled "all, warring
will cease." M
,The frontier police reported yes
terday that from 30.000 to 40.000 1
Russian soldiers and a brigade of
artillery passed in a southeasterly
direction, presumably to reinforce
the right ci-nter line. The extreme
right wing of the Russian cavalry delegation to the notification of Gov-
passed 20 kilometers from Johannis-
berg todav. The troopers appeared
to be well armed and provisioned.
Beds Hold Allies. Report.
: BERLIN. Aug. 6. Intense anti
entente feeling is rampant among
the Russian Bolshevik troops and
hatred for the French is pronounced.
Bedlam broke out. The chairman
I J.-I.v-A Xlm T.1I . W - f fl .
As a result of the candidate s PM 7 ' 1. IZLTTZ
Ilant whereupon the chairman ealle-l
on the sergeant at arms to rfcoe
htm.- He refused to budge and tra
chairman summoned the speaker wP-o
was absenu The speaker entered
and was acquainted with VI r. Devlin
conduct and pat a motion to the
house to suspend him.
Devlin took the sentence philo
sophically and when the vote to sus
pend him was announced, be walked
out rapidly. The ensuing exodus of
Irish members and labor champions
left only a handful of liberals to eoo-(-
tinae tne ngnt on tne diii ana mere
was no farther excitement nnul ap
plication of cloture met with angry
shouts of -gagged.
The only interesting point of tne
debate was an attempt to Induce the
government to limit operation of the
act to one year. The amendment
was rejected by a large majority.
Other callers Included J. R. mc-
Carl of, Nebraska.- executive secre
tary of the national Republican con
gressional committee, who reporxeo
on the nroeress of the congressional
campaign. Asharp reply was made
to renorts anoted last night In a
statement by Harding headquarters
tegardllng organisation of a Marion
COLORADO SPRINGS. Ane. 7.
The action of Tramwaymen's nnlon
in calling ofr the strike in Denver
will in no way affect the movement
of federal troops on their way to
that city. Governor Shoup announced.
Cox Plans to Tour East Till
September 1 Then Will
DAYTON", O.. A". 6. Governor
Cox will carry to the country in a
few days, on sneaking tours contin
uing until November, the Democrat'-!
gospel he will outline here to.norrow
In accepting his party's presidential
The governor ' anoun'i after
conferences with parly mat.njrera .hat
he would speak throughout the mid
dle and eastern states tniil Septem
ber 1. and then Jour the entire west,
Including the Pacific coast.
"We feel that we can win." ie
said, "wherever folks are and where
the case can be stated. Stae lines
don't amount to much."
The nominee's speaking plans were
arranged with George White, chslr-
man of the Iemocratte national com
mittee and Senator Harrison of Mis
sissippl. During this month no clar
orate speaking tour will lie t:.-iipt-ed.
but numerous addresue will i-e
made, principally in Oh'o and the
east, the governor states Among
definite addresses fixed were for tnej
Ohio Democratic convention at Col
umbus. August 17. and at New York
City on August 2S. The September
western trip will be the first general
tour for Governor Cox and Semtor
Harrison said It cover "all out west,"
to San Francisco and L-is Alleles.
Consideration or the campaign or
ganization and greeting Democratic
posts arriving.for tomoTow's noti
fication ceremonies overwhelmed
Governor Cox today. Da j ton wa fill
ing rapidly with throngs expected to
rurnlsh a crowd of 50JKo at the
Montgomery county fair ioun.l and
the city was lavishly decorated.
ern or Cox at uayion. .-sewspapr
stories were quoted as charging that
the delegation was being padded
from neishboring towns and rree
transportation was being offered. In
response the Marion committee on
arrangements published a statement
"One hundred dollars reward win
according to a dispatch to the I be nald anvone furnishing proof that
iieuiscne renting irora Koenigsoerg any person connected with tne uem
t bin rrussiai. Men or tne noisne
vik army, it says, openly boats that
no quarter will be shown entente
officers and men who dare show
Foreign Bureaus Are
Hastily Leaving Warsaw
themselves along the frontier.
The dispatch asserts there Is no
animosity ihovn toward the Ger
mans and that ihe Russians reUei
ate they don t propose to violate
The message credits red army of
ficers who walk across the customs
1 arrier at Prosken and declaring
that Moscow Is determined to Incor-
porate Poland In the Russian em
pire and restore to Germany terri
tory taken from her through the
Will Resign on Condition No
More Troops Are Sent
NOGALES. Art- Aug. S. Gover
nor Esteban Cantu has ofrered to
surrender possession of the execu
tive office within two weeks on con
dition that Provisional President de
La Htierta stops .sending troops into
Lower California, according to an
announcement tonight by Jnan Piatt
personal representative of de La
ocratic national, state or county
committee, or the committee named
a a Yam an svajI 1 t Sa In t A
Dayton has given or offered tree "JTZZ, Ji,H . .n Tt.-
la t Ion to any member or tnai-.'" Z .. ... r V .L.1T7
WARSAW. Aug. C. Plant of
transportation to any member or the,
delegation making the trip to Day
. There is not a man or woman In
the Marion deleratlon who Is not a
resident of Marlon county."
Four Year Old Son Testifies
Says Father Drowned
DENVER, Aug. 7. Denver wa
placed under military control at l:Srt
o'clock this morning in a proclama
tion Issued by Mayor Bailey, after
a conference with Colonel Ballon
of Fort Logan and state officials.
STANDARD GAS 20 CEVTS
PORTLAND. Or.. Aug. The
Standard Oil company today an
nounced an Increase of 3 1-2 cents a
gallon in the price of gasollt: mak
ing the figure 2 cents. Shell gaso
line Is selling here for SO cents, and
Associated for 28 cents.
Tico More Big Fires
Sighted in Montana
MISSOULA. Mont.. Auz. 6. Two
fires of rather larre proportions
were reported In the St. Joe forest
In 'northern Idaho today, with one
oji the little north fork of the Clear
water, covering 500 seres, snd the
ether on th St. Joe river, about 300
acres. A pack string will be sent
out to the St. Joe fire In the morn
No new developments were re
corded In th other forests of Dis
trict No. 1 today. Seversl fire were
reported to bare been brought under
ASTORIA. Or.. Aug. 6 A coro
ner's Jury today returned a verdict
In the case of Mrs. Minnie Ander
son, drowned in the Columbia river
near here last week, finding that
she had come to her death at the
hands of her husband. Olaf Ander-
on. The verdict followed a con
fession said by the sheriff to ha.ve
been made by Anderson In Jail.
where he has ben held for several
days past, that he had thrown his
wf from a boat following a quarrel.
Suspicion llrst fell on Anderson
through th- testimony of his l-rear-
old son. who bad accompanied hi
parents on the day of the tragedy
an! who tcld the officers that his
father had drowned his mother.
French. British and Anstrlans nave
requested a special train for Friday.
while the German legation Has a
special for Us employes and German
subjects at Warsaw, which is ex
pected to depart Friday night.
Evacuation of the prisons has al-
? ready begun. Civilians are proceed
ing as fast as the railroads can ac
commodate them. Even freight cars
are being brought Into nse for fami
lies with boasehold goods. Trains are
departing with people riding on car
tops and others struggling tor stand
ing room Inside.
HALL PLAYER FIXED.
TACOMA. Wash.. Aug. C Presi
dent Iouis II. Burnett, of the Pacific
International league, assessed the
sUffest fine of the season on Player
A. J. Hesse of the Seattle club today
for aaultlng Umpire George Engl
in a baseball game here yesterday.
The fine was $100 snd suspension
tor the balance of the season. Player
Hesse was also arrested on a city dis
orderly charge and fined $10 In po
lice court this morning. This Is said
to be the first case In years where n
ball player has been fined by city
Illinois City Quiet After Arri
val of Guardsmen- Fire .
WEST FRANKFORT. HU Ant-
With 200 militiamen on duty and
more arriving. West Frankfort was
quiet tonizht sfter last night's riot
ing. There were only a few small
crowds on the streets and no fire
arms were displayed. Officials were
unable to tlentify the fire men re
torted killed. The factions In the
rioting were the Engllh-speaklng
rcidnts and foreigners, principally
Italians, wnlch make up half the
town's population of 11.000.
Feeling aealnst the foreigners ha
been running high fcr several
months and reached a climax with
the murders of Tony Herapel snd
Amlel Calest-rra, whose bodies were
lound In ahallow graves nesr Royal-
The foreigners fcsve been suspect
ed ot hsvlcg committed n series ot
robberies In Southern Illinois.
eporadle outbreaks occurred to
day but there we're no casualties re
ported. rv mata-ftv- of the forvlm txro-
nlatlon had left town last nls-t.