i CIBOULATIOH Averaf 'nr February, 1923: . Sunday only -.1. , .. ... ,. .,8002 Daily and Sunday 5420 Avaraga for aia. month ending January T. SI. 1923: - " - . : fiaaday only- S8Q9 Paily and Sunday . ..5461 j ' IH THZ CITT Of BJLLSlt and alsawbera ia - VtriM and P!k. Coaatlaa Naarly varrbedy raada The Oregon Sstatesman THS HOMX NrWSPXPER mm SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR SALEM, pREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1923. PRICE FIVE CENTS Mi i t ... l PARISH JURY RETURNS WD INDICIUM! . Bills of Information Expect-t- ed to Be Filed by Attorney General Against . Certain ; Persons. . : IMMEDIATE ACTION i. - IS NOT EXPECTED Grand Jury Unable to Find ; Sufficient Evidence to j Warrant, Actions. ? . BASTROP, La.. March 15: No : indictments were returned by the .Morehouse Parish grand Jury in - connection . with the slaying l ot Watt Daniel and T. F. Richard on 'August 24 last 'and various hood ed band activities which the Jury has been investigating for the past ten days. The Jury's report was given to district Judge Fred Odom late today. ) ;'.-' Attorney General Coco" and two of his assistants left here before the grand Jury made its report. Mr. Coco stated early today ; that In event no indictments were re turned he would file bills of infor mation against 'certain persons .named at the open hearing here in January as having participated in in ob activities. He did not state, however,': whether this action would be taken immediately. . In its report the grand Jury re ferred to the masked band case as .Vine crime . of August 24" . and stated that r while it bad gone -thoroughly into the affair, - it tould find no evidence that would ! warrant the indictment of any in dividuals. . . . , History of .Case ' . : On August 24,; 19224 fire clti- tens of Mer Rouge, T. F. Richard, ; Watt Daniel, his father, JV L. Dan- i ' JeL W. C. Andrews and Tot" Bastrop-Mer Rouge road while re Davenport "were' abducted nv the , turning by automobile from a plc ,.aic at Bastrop. The abductors, ' estimated at- from 15 to 20 men, one in a 'white robe and the re mainder wearing black , hoods, placed the five in a truck and drove i away. Late that night, J; 1 Daniel and Andrew were re leased after being flogged but Davenport ,' was - released without punishment , Richard and Watt : Daniel disappeared. 'J -: ' 5 '-. Relatives' of the missing men , Insisted, they .had been; murdered and enlisted the aid at Oovernoc Parker in. the search for them. . In September, department of jus tice men appeared in Morehouse Parish to investigate the casei Thfeir deductions were that Rlch ard and Daniel, had been murder- ed and their bodies cast from the Eastland, ferry landing. In Lake LaFourche, 25 miles from here.,, .., In November, Governor' Parker visited Washington where he had an interview with President Hard-? ing and Attorney General Dough- erfy and requested additional fed eral aid in solving the case. , Bodies Found v On December 2 Governor Par ker ordered a company of infantry of . the state national guard into Morehouse to drag the lakes In search of the bodies. I -1 la the early morning hours, two days later, the, troops en ; gaged in a skirmish with a boat .load of men on Lake Cooper, which was at the time closed to traffic . - ': ' . : t- While this was in progress, dy ' namitlng occurred on Lake La vFourche twenty frniles . away where the next morning the bod ies of two men bound with tele phone wire and badly mutilated, were found floating on the aur ' face of the lake surrounded by thousands of dead fish. , The bod- fes were : Identified- as those of .Richard and Daniel. Governor : Parker . immediately 'ordered an additional company of v infantry and a machine gun cbm . pany In Morehouse and . set Jan nary 5 as the date for an open - hearing at the courthouse at Bas trop to Investigate the slaying of (Continued on page 2) THE WEATHER OREGON: Friday, rain. LOCAlTWEATIlER , (Thursday) - Maximum temperature, 53. ? Mlnfmum temperature, 32. RiTer, 6.3 feet; rising.' t: ' Rainfall, none. Atmosphere, cloudy. " -Wind south.. . , UNDERTAKER RUINED BY KLAN SAYS Suit for $100,000 Against Pub lishing Company Filed; Said He Was "K. K. K." ... CHICAGO. March 15. uit for $100,000 damages for slander was filed apalnst the American Unity Publishing company, publishers of Tolerance, anti-Ku Kluz Klan paper, by ' J. William Brooks, as attorney, today. Mr. Brooks, who is also head of an undertaking establishment. asserts that his name was printed in Tolerance as a member of the Ka Kiux Klan, whereas he had no connection with the klan. "A great many clients have re fused to do business with me when they thought I was a member of the Ku Klux Klan." said j Mr. Brooks. "In addition, , my under taking business was ruined." Unidentified Negro Shot as He Leaps From Car; White Man Being Held. OMAHA, Neb., March 15. An unidentified negro, is dead, and a white man claiming to ' be John Dengar, Buffalo, N. Y Is beihg held by Omaha police for investi eation as tbe result of an attempt late this evening to rob the Union Pacific mail train No. 6, running from Ogden to Omaha. A suit case crammed full . of registered mail and money was recovered. It was a mail clerk's bullet that wrecked the holdup.' . When the train reached 6nm- mit, NebflO miles west of Omaha a cleik discoyered that one of the 14 mall cars was locked on-tbe inside. ' He gave the; alarm and the train was stopped. . . As the guards and armed clerks began to. ; swarm .! from ",.t he train, the negro, opened' a side . door 'of the locked mail car, and suitcase In hand, leaped out. . Bullet Kills fegro Disregarding commands to halt, the negro dashed through the snow when a bullet tired by Mall Clerk G. C. Kull of Council Bluffs brought him down. . The bullet struck the bandit In the back. Ia tbe meantime the guards started a search of the train and found Dengar hiding; in the ten der of the engine. He was taken into custody; , j ' 7 i -, . I TtiA mawft AtaA f ma th frfttn reached Omaha at 6:30 o'clock. Postal . Inspector W. M. Coble at once , took charge of the inves tigation and of the suitcase and its contents. He would not haz ard an estimate as sto the value of the contents. W . Inspector Coble tonight stated that he did not believe Dengar to be connected with . the attempt to rob the mail train. . ' Paul Wallace Chosen as Al ternate to International ; Convention. PORTLAND. Or.. March 15. Extension of the field , of the Young Men's- Christian associa tion into ; the districts now, un touched by its activity, creation of a series of . standards for the testlne of the tarious phases ol the association's programs and the stressing of ; the necessity 01 volunteer ; cooperation and service of laymen In carrying on jthe vork of i the organization were urged in the final recommenda tions of ; tbe 23rd annual con vention of ; the Oregon and Idaho YICA which closed its sessions here today.' .- The convention, attended y more than 1000 delegates rom every branch of the 4 association In the two states, has been in progress for the last two days ? Delegates to the international constitution convention were elected at follows: , . Idaho, C. A. Barton of Boise: alternates,; i Walter Clear,; Poca tello, and W. E.l Graham, ; Boise, Oregon W. J. Kerr, Corvallis and W. W. Dillon, Portland; al ternates. ; Frank Everhart, Eu gene; C. i E. Webster, Baker: A. Lu Veazie, Portland, . and . ; Paul KdeSth SALEM "f Ml RECEIVES ll :. -- ' - ' -i . i ... - - ' ; : " Wallace, Salem TER JURY State's First Witness Tells of Raid i on Communist Convention . Held During August HERRI N RIOT LAUDED ; BY RADICALS, SMITH Convention Documents. Sunk in Ground Alleged Traitor ous Material. ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 15. (By The Associated Press.) William Z. Foster's ; trial on charges of criminal syndicalism po . under way late today, when Sheriff George Bridgeman ' of Berrien county, took the ; stand as the state's first witness, and described how he, with a posse of 20 deputies, our federal agents and a member of the, state constabulary, raided the ccmmunish convention - held near here, last August. ; The jury was completed early this1 afternoon with one woman and 11 men seated to try : Fos ter, first of the 76 persons al leged to i nave attended the con vention, to go on trial. Nine of the jurors are farmers, one a grocer, one a crosalrfg watch man and the twelfth; a house wife. ; . Herrin IUots Feature C. L. i Smlthfasslstant attor ney general of Michigan, In J his opening statement, declared the slate would show that Foster had helped to organize, become a member and voluntarily as sembled with t the Communist party which taught and advocat ed the. doctrine of crime,- sabo tage, violence and other unlawful methods of, terrorism as a means of . accomplishing industrial ; or lltical reform. - S ! ' ' Mr. Smith and Frank P. Walsh of - New- York, chief - of counsel for Foster, clashed when' the as sistant . attorney general declared the evidence would show that the Herrin, 111., ' mine war, in which more than 20 persons were killed, had been i lauded at th convention as a "valiant de tense" and - that an official of the communist party attending the convention had declared the workers throughout the, country must "take their guns and close down , the scab mines and para lyze the state machinery by mil itary action." :; ;: ":; i . ; ' , Said Paternal Delegate Mr. Walsh objected to Mr. Smith referring to ? the - Herrin killings as "murders"- and con tended that in the only complet ed case gowing out of the affair the defendants were acquitted- 1 Judge Charles White - ruled that the attorney general said he had the documents to support his statement. It was t Admtesabiei Mr. Smith described the speech tlie state claims Foster del,vere to the convention and repeated a part of It, in which he said Fos ter described a union meeting at Chicago i which was debating the question of buying an automobile for its business agent.' A substitute motion : to buy a bicycle, was presented when one member demanded to know bow a. "business agent "can. throw bricks through windows .from 'a bicycle. . ' ' : Mr., Walsh en his opening state, ment said the defense would "en deavor to show that Foster at tended the convention as .a fra ternal delegate and did not hold a card or pay dues to the com' munist party, . The evidence will bring i out, Walsh told the' Jurors that ' a government secret agent. Francis Morrow, alias Ashworth of Cam den, N. J., was a delegate ; to tht convention and that Morrow ' was one,: of the active leaders in .the extreme 'radical wing which op posed the move,, and . that the irotion was defeated by one vote. v "The deciding vote ; against it was cast," Mr. Walsh said, "by this representative of 'the' secret service of the Unite States." - Doraments BnHed ; J Mot row, who was arrested at the time "of i the raid but later released when he : established hfs identity as a government; secre tary service agent, is to be a witness for the state In the tria here.' ; .; . . , V : ,i. Mr. Smith, ini his t statement, declared the prosecution is not aimed at the beliefs a Foster, cr Foster as a "labor agitator," IS COMPLETED. TRIAL STARTS RiCH LIQUOR cargo taken From steamer Haul Made by Federal Offi ' cers at Ta coma Said to Be Worth 150,000. , ! TA.COM A, .Wash.. March 15 Narcotics estimated by federal of ficers to be worth, $130,000 were seized on the steamship Del Rosa at a-focar dock today by inspec tors of the customs department. This Is the largest seizure, of the kind at this port and is believed by the officers to have been one of the largest ever made on the coast. 1 ' . John Wrong, fireman on the Del Rosa is held aboard the ves sel following his alleged confes sion to having taken the narcotics on the' ship. 'The seizure followed long days of watching on the part of the officers following the arrival of the steamer; here two weeks ago from Valparaiso and other South American points. The shipment seized is supposed to be one of a number that have reached the Pacific northwest through Ptuget Sound ports" and it is thought that the shipments are being financed by strong, in terests In South America. TO INSPECT Committee on Reforestation to Look Over Conditions in the Northwest; WASHINGTON, March 1G Dis cussing . plans . of the special sen ate committee. on reforestation,' of which be, is Chairman, Senator McNary,' Republican, . Oregon, an nounced today that after the com mittee inspects conditions In Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana will carry on its investigation In the west and northwest during the summer and in New England next fall The ' committee'" plan to leave here next Sunday for the south. ' v . "It is the present -plan . of.- the committee." Senator McNary said. "to return to Washington' about April ,1.' The south as well as the north and west is particularly concerned in the matter of ref or estating 'its millions of acres of cut-over- pine lands which are peculiarly adapted to 'the growth of timber if protected from fires. The chief menace to the Industry everywhere fires ifc one ovetf which the government has no con trol at this . time " except within the national forests, but it is be lieved that a plan may be found whereby the federal government can and will cooperate with states in , protecting - the - forests from fires. t i , "; - ;;; - 'There is a great deal of tim ber wantonly destroyed and pro ducts wasted in one way or an other." Senator McNary .stated. and it is the purpose of the com mittee to inquire carefully into these matters for the purpose of recommending how such destruc tion and waste must be obviated or reduced to a minimum' SYKES ARE OUT - - L -. -J. Clean-Up jn State Insurance Department Pending, Ac- cording to Report, . Hoi-aee Sykes of Salem, an in spector for the fire marshal's de partment of the ; state insurance commissioner, and John j Collier, Portland attorney, who has! had charge of legal work for i the de partment, have, been relieved, of their duties by Will H. Moore. Governor Pierce's new commis sioner and fire marshal. While it is said that the move is one of economy and that their places are not to bex tilled : by other employes, it is understood that Moore., with the, approval of the governor, will make a clean sweep of all employes in his de partments and ' replace them with Democrats. -; ,. i ',; - ,. Collier was retained by the de partment at a small monthly fee to handle the legal end of Inves tigations. ' CARTER IS DEAD 'V BALTIMORE, Md., March 1&. William Carter, former pres ident of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive .Firemen and Engine- men. , died at a local hospital here todaf, aged 63 jeari. i , , . ". i E m MANY BLACK EYES TAKEN WITNESS SAYS Charged With Second Decree Murder of Capt. Pettit, Life Story Is Told. MINEOLA, N. Y., March 15. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Billle) Wells, charged with second de gree murder in connection with the death of Capt. James Pettit, proprietor of the Massapequa Inn told the story of her life on the witness stand today. She recounted three marriages, her unhappiness an attempt at suicide and her stay under Pet tit's roof as hostess of the tavern Mrs. Wells said she was introduc ed to Pettit in a New York police court where. she had gone to iden tify a man who had stolen Jewelry from her. She testified that on Christmas eve, 1921, Pettit gave her . "the most awfnl black eye" . she ever had. , Last New Year's eve, she said, Pettit pulled her upstairs, threw her to the floor and gave her an other black eye, but was sorry the next day. ; (i Man Accused of Double Murder Asserts Insanity Runs in His Family. MARSHFIELD, 'Or., March 15. Several surprises developed today in the trial of L., W. Peare, al leged double murderer, charged with killing his wife and a neigh bor, James Culver. The first was the speed with which the trial proceeded, the prosecution resting its case shortly after noon; the second was the production of a short will said to have been writ ten by. Peare on a tablet In cither the Peare or pulver home follow ing the killings. The third was the placing of Peare oh the stand Uy the defense. .. , Coroner F. E. Wilson testified to finding, the writing purporting to be Peare's wilL- The existence of this was not known until Coro ner Wifson went on the stand. The will devised his Tanch to Joe Knight, a neighbor, his cattle to another neighbor named Ely, and to each of bis daughters $5. On taking the stand Peare re lated what he said was his fam ily history. He spoke about his one daughter who is an inmate of the asylum, either at Salem or Pendleton, and said that insanity was common in his family. EIGHT ALLEGED ; '$ GUILTY Jury Finds Industrial Work ers builty ot Criminal Syndicalism. LOS ANGELES. March 13. Elrtit alleged members of the Industrial Workers of the World were found guilty of criminal syndicalism by a jury in the su perior court here today. Five of them were convicted on two counts and the other three ou one. Any attempt to create a dis turbance when the verdict was announced was forestalled by the presence of armed deputies.4 The crowded court room remained quiet. One woman, the wife of a defendant, fainted. Judge John W. Shenk set Tues day as the time for pronouncing sentence. '"--. Found guilty on the first count, which was criminal syndicalism, were Roy Leonard, Claude Erwin, James Fink, Lawrence Gross, Ar thuro Orla, William Allen. Mar tin Larsen and Dan Duffy. On the second count," conspiring to commit criminal syndicalism, all of the defendants except Oria, Larsen and .Duffy were found guilty. . The .trial started here January 4. All of the defendants insisted on acting as their own attorneys, in attempt. It was alleged, to draw out the proceedings and "Jam the court. 1 TOWN WIPED OCT MEMPHIS. Tenn., March 15. The town ' of , Savage. Miss., has been wiped out by a. windstorm, according to reports : reaching lere , early tonight. .Wire com munications are reported des troyed and no estimate of dam age has been received here. Sav age is about 40 miles south of Memphis. PEIRE TRIAL MOVES FAST WW BULLETS FLY it Sup Mob of Three Hundred Told They Will Receive $3 In stead of $5 Cease to "Simulate.", EMPLOYE BEATEN BY ; CROWD FIRES SHOTS Five Go to Hospital With ; Bullet Wounds, but Ex pected to Recover. LOS ANGELES, March 15. Events that - caused the transfor mation of a movie mob into' an actual mob of infuriated rioters, five of whom went to the, receiv ing hospital with : bullet wounds, was the subject of police investi gation, here tonight. , According to. Harry Stalwyn, manager of the local employment bureau in front of which the riot occurred, a crowd of; about 300 men appeared at the bureau's downtown office to apply for work as extras in a mob , scene : which was to he staged at a. motion pic ture studio. When It was an nounced to - the men t that they would receive $3, a day Instead of $5 per person for simulating mob violence, they ceased to sim- ulte, he told the police, and began functioning like a bonafide mod, advancing on the bureau's head quarters and personnel in a very threatening manner, v Andrew B. Lane, an employe, of the bureau, then stepped out and tried to calm the crowd, Stal wyn said, but was set upon and severely , beaten. In self defense he drew a revolve and fired at his attackers., Lane Said Assanlteir Extras who participated In the affray told the police a different story. They alleged that Lane appeared at the door of the bu reau's office armed with a re volver and attempted to drive them away. Instead of retreat ing, they said, the crowd set upon him and beat him until he cried enough and then released him. As saan as he was clear . of the crowd, they declared, he turned and fired, wounding five men. When the police riot squad ar rived Lane was found 'hidden in a closet In the employment bu reau office. - He was placed un der arrest and booked on an as sault charge. .;'; ; Jf. Officials of the service bureau, where the riot occurred, said in Lane's defense that it had been believed therevolver he used was "loaded with blanks." Police surgeons said they ex pected all the victims to recover. T S Race Driver in Speed Tests Breaks Five and Teh 1 Mile Record, LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 15. R. C. (Cliff) Durant, automobile race driver, in speed tests '-on the Los Angeles speedway, broke all world's records, both competitive and non-competitive for the five and ten mile distances, it was an nounced by speedway officials. The trials were made under the supervision of and with the sanc tion of the contest board of the American Automobile association and will be recognized as official, It was stated. Durant's time for five miles was announced as 2:32.40, an average ot 118.42 miles ah hour. This broke the non-competitive record ot 3:16.58, formerly held by the late Laddie O'Donnell and made at Sheepshead 'Bay, Ni Y Novem ber 10, 1919, and the competitive record of 2:38.85 made fay Frank Elliott at Cotati, Cal., April 2, 1922. Durant made a record of 5:04. OS for ten miles', an average speed of . 118.4. This broke Jimmy Murphy's non-competitive .j record for the distance of 6:14.60 made at Sheapshead Bay, ' November 18, 1919, and the competitive record made by Frank Elliott at Cotati April 2, 1922. The latter's time was 5:14.40. i 1 BREAKS WORLD RECORD OMAHA DIGS WAY SLOWLY 1 FROM SNOW More Than 19 Inches Fall, Leaving Worst Storm Rec ord in History of City. OMAHA, Neb.', .March 15. (By The Associated Press). Omaha today was digging itself out of the snow which the worst storm In the city's history left be hind it. More than 19 Inches of snow fell, shattering all records of the local weather bureau. - i Last night a blizzard prevailed in eastern . Nebraska and west Iowa. With Intense fury tbe wind piled up , drifts many feet high. Railroad service . was practically at a standstill this morning. The fojrcast for tonight is more snow, to btf followed by fair and warmer weather, v 0 CASE State's Attorney Declares Sufficient Evidence to Convict Lacking. MEDFORD, ; Or., March 15. Practically the end ot the night riding cases in Jackson County was reached today when on mo tion of Assistant Attorney Gen eral Liljeqvist, an Instructed ver dict of kcquittal was entered.. 1U le case against J. Av Norris and T. E. Goodie, charged with hav ing' participated In an alleged stringing up and . terrorizing of Henry Johnson and .'Paul York one nlgfib last April. , Evidence Lacking The state'8""attorhey in his mo. t ion said that the state-did not have sufficient evidence to con vict. When court reconvened , (Continued on page C) FEDERATION OF CLODS TO LIVE Gathering Last Niht De cides That Organization Shall Not Disband. V After having been measured for its casket, after having jwilled away its life and property and af ter having practically cut pff Its own head and thrown itself into the, bottomless pit to sizzle like a watery egg in hot grease, the Sa lem Federated elubs hopped up and came back to as keen a life as It ever lived. It is now going at a stronger pace than ever be fore, r and there seems to be no reason why it shouldn't go on forever.- ; . ' .: ; ; The funeral service was called for last night,, at the, Chamber of Commerce rooms. They were about ready to screw down the lid of .the coffin, when the corpse raised up and said, "Raus mit lhm!' and then raised itself up Into action. ; If elected new offi cers and it is still acting. '. One of the matters discussed was better municipal playgrounds. This was presented by Dr. H. E. Morris. , Batter playgrounds were advocated by Mrs. Gertrude J. M. Page. They will talk over these Land many; other important mat ters at the next meeting, Friday, April 13. . ; The new officers are: Dr H. E. Morris, president; Mrs. Gertrude J. M. Page, vice president r Mirpah C. Blair,- secretary. The Federat ed Clubs Is an affiliation of all the civic clubs of the city, to take up any. sort of public matters that the Individual clubs . might not wish or, be able to handle singly. If Is aimed to boost everything ot public nature that may need boosting. ' . ': s Those ' attending last' night were: Dr. Morris, Kiwanis club; Mirpah a. Blair, Mary B. Purvine, Business and Professional . Wo men; Ross C. Miles, Allen Ka toury. Lions club; Mrs. Mark Mc Callister, Lincoln-McKinley Parent-Teacher association; Walter J. Kirk, American Legion; Mrs. La Moine Clark, 1 ; Salem Women's club; Dr. E. E. Fisher, Cherrlans; W. M. Hamilton, Rotary; Pascal L. Tragllo, Central Labor coun cil ; Gertrude J. . M. Page, , Real-, tors; . C. E.'-Wilson,' Cnamber of Commerce. ' ' Four . other organizations are members: The War Mothers, Arts League, Highland Paernt-Teach- er association and Salem TeaCVer association. . , IN FRANCE 1ST LEAVE n U II n says geie;: No Negotiations Will Co Entered Into Before In vaders Withdraw, Author ities Assert. TWO TEUTON POLICE REPORTED EXECUTED Hope Expressed by Enninr. J That Germany Has Ccrr.3 i . to Senses FjnIly. - BERLIN, March 15. (By Th a Associated Press.) It was '" re liably stated tonight that com plete and. unconditional evac : atlon of, the Ruhr will be de-Jz- nated -by Germany as a- prere quisite to . the resumption of re parations payments . and deliver ies in kind under the prograrx to be agreed upon when nejo tations.wlth the French and-Uei- gians are resumed. This is the crux at. the Ger man official position as announc ed in connection wth the cur rent, rumors in respect topossit!j early inauguration., of negotia tions either directly with Franca or through '-the mediation of & third party. Two German policemen wera executed f fn Buer on . Monday la the presence of two officers and two soldiers of the occupational forces, 1 according to special d.'a- patches from German c"T-" - r- dents in the Ruhr. The policemen, named Mohr Krause.'were once deported Stti the district but had returned for their personal, effects when seized. DUSSELDORF, Mach 15. (By The Associated .Press.) For an hour or more" today Laiy Boheham-Carter, daughter of tha former Dritish premier H- H AsQUlthi who : is reported , to t a iBVestlgatlng the situation tera at the instance of her father, heard a crowd of German coal miners ' tell their tale of woe. The miners wen brought to tba surface especially tor tho pur pose, as Lady Boneham-Carter speaks German. The mer. eiM they favored going on strike a a soon - as the French seized tbo ccei on the surface; they toelisv- ed this was the feeling nc:: the miners generally. They also emphasized that they rvere "eager for a settlement and would strike against the Berlla government if they learned ttat the German government had ct- fers of reasonable peace , nego tiations and Chancellor Cuno de clined to consider them. i LONDON, March 15. (By Tha Associated Press.) While evi dence ot a perceptible weakening in Germany's - resistance , to France and Belgium has come to the notice of Downing street. British foreign , office officials declined to comment on the var ious reports that the Berlin gov ernment Is about to adopt an en tire new policy toward the al lies.';. : The hope was expressed to night, however, that Germany has at last "come to her sen tes'' and is ready to make direct proposals to France regarding the , Vhole question of repara tions and the occupied territories. PHD FOB at wood c; V r - Bottle Deposited Near Trusty i Camp Found to Contain -- Formaldehyde; Formaldehyde, a deadly poison, was contained in one of the bot tles found at the state penitenti ary wood. camp, Warden Johnson 8. Smith - said yesterday, whers moonshine liquor Is alleged to have' been "planted" so that it would be found by convicts em ployed there. . That the bottle contained some thing more vicious even than moonshine was suspected by the trusties and . prison guards to whom It was turned over by them, and the warden sent the bottle ta the laboratory of the state ho ; S- tal for the Insane where the con tents were analyzed and found to contain formaldehyde. What motive may have Inn j- enced the person or persons vl..j depbslted the polso In the trz , is conjectural. (Continued on page 6) 1 j. . - " r ;." ';vtv -'t 1' .