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M?bs ' of, Over "Thousand
Meet in General Free-for
All Street Battle .
JADING, Mass., - Aug. 13.
( By Associated Press.) Opposing
forces of t&e Ku Klox Klan mem
bers and anti-klansmen, estimated
to total between 1,000 and 1,700
men, clashed in rioting here ; last
night and early today. Shots were
f iredV stones and clubs were used
and tear gas bombs were hurled,
witnesses asserted. :; More than a
core were injured by stones and
MubiJi'"i'4 ' i"' rt m- i"r v. ..
Ical lfce separated the fac
tIons andsent 'calls for assistance
o three neighboring towns and
the state police here summoned
patrols' quartered at two other
barracks, j-' 'Vy-- ' f--
The; klan forces , finally with
drew, remaining j within a "field
where" ihey Thad' metr while the
opposition hovered on the out
skirts, r the ; situation' becoming a
state of siege ? while 1 the police
guarded further clashes. .
The tiotlng began when Ja hos
t Uerowd, variously estimated at
from"f 360 to 1,000 men gathered
In the darkness' outside a field in
which some 700 Ku Klux Klans
ien wexe - conducting a -meeting.
The field lies about j two . miles
from the center of this town.
I With the , arrival of additional
state police the authorities 'ap
peared to have.'the situation well
llhand and, .the, crowds began to
disperse. ;;ltj;-.;ii j :0; j,:.;' :
I The: arrival of la strong force
of state" troopers abruptly 'ended
the Tlot between. 400. Ku Klux
Klansmen and ah equal number of
nti-klansmen here in which a
score of men we;re; injured when
rocks land -clubs were used and
tear "gas bombs were" hurled Into
the klan's meeting field.
, Two men arrested for carrying
dangecous weapons were locked
Up at Reading police headquarters.
i The fighting started lajte last
night when the klan gathering be
gan to break up. klansmen who
attempted to leave, the field were
stoned and their' motorcycles and
automobiles were surrounded. A
scores of shots were tired but no
one. received injuries serious
hough to warrant medical atten
tion."! .: !;h!,! :--. l i -i v .
THURSDAY MnttMINfl. AUGUST-13. 1925
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r.'4HIST IS HELD FOR'
PROMOTING OIL SCHEME
L-IBLISHKR OF! PRKACHKRS
; MAGAZINE BAID IMltWTKK
PRIS0M ESCAPE RECALLS
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men had escaped over the iiorth
wall they met Tiffany and another
guard at. the northwest corner,
forging the two guards to surren
der. Tiffany tfirew away his gun,
and when another guard opened
fire Tiffany was slain by the con
! victsj;1' :H i jj :!-' i.piHjj j : ; ?
I Search for ; Tracy and Merrill
! was carried on through the north
! west for several months, rewards
totaling $1500 being offered for
Tracy and Merrill, dead or; alive,
i An, additional reward ot $500 was
! offered for the identity of the per
son smuggling the I guns to the
convicts. , !:,.,;r':'" 1 ;
! ' Somewhere In western Was h
i Ingtion Tracy kijl,ed Merrill, whom
! he thought way going to giTe up.
Tracy was later surrounded by a
I posse in eastern Washington, near
Davenport, and having been previ
ously wounded in the lee and all
- chances of escape cut off, he took
his own life In a wheat field in
which he had previously been sur
rounded. Tracy's -wife was Mer
rill's feister. Both bodies were
returned to Salem and -were bur
ied, in the old prison cemetery
northeast of the prison. "
Both men had hard records, ac
cording to records at the prison
Tracy had served a term Jn the
Utah penitentiary and - had killed
an officer in ColoradoiTa. crime for
which he was never tried. He
was arrested! for robbery in Port-r
land and was foiled in what would
have proven a sensational escape.
Merrill once served tkree years in
the Oregon penitentiary for rob-
bery and on$ term in Montana. I
Portland Dairy Exchange i
PORTLAND, Aug. 12 Butter,
extras, 50c; standardsj 49 c;!
prime firsts,) 48c; firsts, 45c.
Eggs, extras, 36c; firsts, 33c;
pullets, 32c; current receipts, 39c.
PORTLAND, Aug. 12. Wheat,
hard white, blue stem and Baart,
August, $1.5 jf; Sept.; $1.56; soft
white, August, $1.57; Sept. $1.56;
western white, August, $1.57 ;
Sept. $1.56; hard winter, August,
$137; SeptL $1.56; northern
spring, August, $1.54; September,
$1.63; western red, August and
Sept., $1.52 BBB hard white,
August, $1.60; Sept., $1.59.
Oats -No. 2. 36rpound wihite
feed, August and Sept., $31; do
38-pound gray, August and Sept.;
Barley No. 2 44-pound. August
and Sept., $3l; do 46-pound. Aue.
and Sept., $32.
. Corn No. j 2 early shipment.
August and SeDt.J$46.50
Millrun, standard, Aug. $30.50;
vlct. He'll not give us any more
es or persons buyine or oneratin
radio receiving sets but govern
ment permission must be obtained
ror the erectipn of outdoor aerials
BERLIN, Aug. 12. (By Asso
ciated Press.) The Reichstag to
day adopted in the second and
third readings, without a dissent
ing vote, the new commercial con
sular and amity treaty between
Germany and the United States
notwithstanding some scruples ex
hausted by the chairman of the
committee for commercial treaties.
Speaking for the committee Dr.
Lejeune, young German nation
alist deputy, said:
"This is the first pact conclud-
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ESCAPED CONVICTS i
ARE NEAR PRATUM
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machine is a big touring car.
Aiter forcing Zinn to drive east
in the vicinity of Pratum the con
victs stopped the machine and
compelled the driver and the pas
senger to take off their clothes.
Then they were bound and left.
The machine was abandoned by
the; convicts and they took to the
IjTpon searching ivitts' clothes,
Murray, reported to be the convict-
wounded by ; Warden Dai
ry mple, found $450 in cash. He
kept. $4 10 of this amount and re
turned two $2T) bills to his victim.
fioth men were threatened with
death If they notified the prison
where the machine had i been
Upon freeing themselves from
their bonds the men made their
way to a farmhouse and notified
the (prison. In spite of the chilly
night and their lack of proper
motoring apparel they drove the
machine to the prison, badly
frightened, but none the ; worse
for the experience, j v
GERMANY ADOPTS PACT
U. iS. CONSULAR AND AMITY
TREATY NOW APPROVED
ed by the United States govern
ment with a foreign power on the
basis of the most favored nation
present. It is to be regretted that
the United States senate proposes
to include a reservation by which
commodities carried In American
bottoms would be favored over
those carried in foreign ships
whereas Germany has consistently
taken the position that there
should be no impediments calcu
lated to hamper free development
of intercourse between nations.
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STATE AND LIHKKTY
K3 i Surprise
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Bargain Sale 9 a.m.
3filnch Flowered Cretonne
. r; ' to choose from
An excellent value ip Cretonne printed in
new designs whichs decorative and effec
tive. Has the new sheen finish, suitable
for draperies, pillows, petticoats and com
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See Them Displayed inpur Show Windows No Tele
phone Orders Nont Laid Away No C.OD
Man, 60, Acrttecd of I'slng Malta
i a rerraua in Fake Oil
Stock Scheme !
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 12. (By As
sociated Press.) William E. Rut
ledge, 60. former Baptist minis
ter and publisher of the Preachers'
MAgasine at iKlrkwood, Aid., a
suburb, was arrested late today on
a charge of using the mails to de
fraud, through an alleged "wild
cat"! oil scheme. Preliminary
hearing was set for SepU 4.j
In response to a summons from
POstoffico Inspector C. B. Uttley,
who has been investigating: the
cse, Rutledga returned from' San
Antonio, Texas, today and furn
inhed bond of $3,000.
While the warrant on which he
was arrested specifically. charged
hfm with making false and fraud
ulent representations In the1 sale
of oil stock to George L. Newkirk,
Warrensburg, Mo United States
District Attorney Currv a!i th
enterprise revealed that approxi
mately 2,000 persons throughout
the country invested almost $400,
000. ' ' ' : : j
Federal authorities said Rut
ledge organized the Economy Oil
company of Kirkwood and through
his magazine induced preachers
who formed 90 per cent of - the
stockholders,, to 'purchase stock
to obtain money to! send their
children through college. ';'
United States attorneys declar
ed he failed to fulfill representa
tions that dividends ranging from
100 to 1,000 " per cen would be
forthcoming soon. Some of j the
s,tock was sold i to church congre
gations through the influence of
local ministers.' it Is charged'
Neither Rutledge nor his attor
neys would discuss the charges.
' Assistant District Attorney p. J.
Stattler said the complaint of
Newkirk was one of i numerous
complaints against Rutledge who
successfully undertook oil well
promotion in I Tennessee, Ken
tucky, Illinois, Texas and Arkan
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC I
i OFFICER FAVORED
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terney general clesarly stated that
a municipality hat no authority
to enact an ordinance permitting
motor vehicles to overtake or pass
to the right of a street car while
auch car is engaged In taking on
or discharging passengers, even
though safety zones have been es-
laonsnea toy such city." j
V Although hope of securing safe
ty zones of street car passengers
was dropped at the time. It is now
being revived by Interested parties
who inquire why Salem cannot
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Henry L. Bdwfes of Spring
field maj be the Coolidge spokes
man in the Imusc of represcnU
tlves if he i elected to congrett
from thes second Massachusetts
JUtrict, it is hinted at Swamp
have such safety areas when the
city of Portland has them, it is
understood that Portland permits
cars to pass street cars where there
is a -safety zone on the comer,
but Just how they evade the pro
visions ot the state law is not
known, here,, and is the subject of
a proposed Investigation. !
"Even though it is possible to
secure safety zones. I think we
will still find it necessary to have
trafric direction by a special offi
cer at . State, and Commercial," the
mayor declared yesterday. I I
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BRICKLAYER IS SPEEDY
RECORD. OF T""0 BRICKS A
--SECOND 'DECLARED SLIDE
! KANSAS. CITY, Mo., Aug. 12.
(By The Associated Press).
More than two bricks a second is
the record of Jamea Garfield
Brown, Oneida Indian bricklayer,
who Is literally paving the Kansas
City-Olathe, Kans., highway.
Brown's speed was determined in
official tests under a stop watch.
In 8 hours, beginning yester
day, the Indian placed 1,187 feet
of roadway. 73,815 brick. This
is more than two a second. lie
receives $2 an hour for his labor
and keeps six helpers busy supply
ing him with bricks. Other brick
layers on the - construction gang
arepaid from 4 S cents to $1 an
Dinner waa a little late. , A
guest asked the hostess to plaj
something. Seating herself at the
piano, the good woman executed
a Chopin nocturne with precision.
She finished, and there was still
an interval ot waiting to be
bridged. In theTT '
turned to an old eWem"'"
right and said: Ueniiloak
"Would you iik
fore going i ,0 be-
He gave a start of sn
Pleasure as he rwnd!?tB
"Why. yes. thankY:
couple on the Way ufr 4
could stand another.' C at I
An electrical'.'.- t(Dt.ra,r.
Ine has been ' ,C?
bricka In their p:;;
facture as rapid'y as ! "
do the work by ban !. 3 C1
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5. If disability involves loss of limbs or sipht
as result of accident, the company will
pay $5,O0O immediately in cash in eddi
. tion to other benefits.
In cae of emporry disability at a remit ff
either sickness or accident, the company pari $;j
per week for a limit of 52 week.
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