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SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1920.
War Time Prohibition En
forcement Measure Limiting
All Drinks To .5 Percent Al
(Associated Press Leased Wire) '
Washington, Jan. 8. Tlie su
preme courttoday declared const 1-
tiitionul sections or the Volstead
prohibition enforcement act pro
hihiting the manufacture and sole
of "beer, wine or other intoxlcnt- -ins
malt or vinous liquors" con
taining one-luilf of one per cent
or more of alcohol.
Beer containing 2.75 per cent of al
cohol is illegal under the war time pro
hibition act, the supreme court decided
today. . ':
Dismissal Sustained. ,
Dismissal by the lower court in New
York of Injunctions proceedings
brought no restrain government offi
cials from interfering with Jacob Rup
pert, a brewer, In the manufacture of
beer containing approximately 2.75 per
cent alcohol, but alleged to be non
Intoxicating, was sustained.
Associate Justice Brandie, who ren
dered the opinion of the court, said
th right of congress to suppress the
liojuor traffic was not an implied pow
er. but a power expressedly granted.
The court divided, 5 to 4, Associate
Justices Day, Vendevanter, McReyn-City
olris and Clarke dissenting. ..
i.nuer tiie war emergency congress ;Farker, 371 North High street, had
has a rightt o stop immediate sales of been found up to a late hour Monday,
intoxicating liquor, the court held. The boy's disappearance, believed Sat-
Justice McReynolds in a dissenting urday to have been through kidnai
optnion said that the 18th amendment'ping, still remains a mystery, deepened
h id not yet come into effect and thatver Sunday with the receipt of more
me ieoerai government had no general
power to prohibit the manufacture and
sale of liquor.
Justice McReynolds took the nosi-
titm that the war emergency under
which national prohibition was hiade'reecived by Mr. Parker,
eirecuve naa passed.
Ruppert Case Dismissed.
Proceedings brought by Jacob Rup
CI ,1,r k.,,Mi';K,,,,T
government from prohibiting the sale
t 2. , 5 per cent beer were ordered dis
missed. Ruppert's case
was brought under
the war time act. He alleged that 2.75
mi cent oeer was non-intoxicating, but have persuaded Freddie Ward, 15, to rative lands.
th.it the Volstead act by limiting theleave home. Brown told police thatl The two parties which the depart
alooholic content prohibited the sale of he and young Ward did leave Salem ment is attempting to disperse are
beer manufactured under regulations; Thursday night, and that they had known to have a "slash fund, Assistant
i'ieiH.-1-iDea unaer the Lever food con
inn act ny President Wilson.
j xne Jjammore and New Orleans,
c;i.sos. the brewers contended that the
manufacture of malt or vinous liquor.
wi.i-iner called or not, was not illecra!
Ittlt'SS tllB llnnr... .a. I ,
"mention Vm, "" ' la'a,affair J. T. Cannon, 2373 Laurel ave
"mention, however, was denied by the'.,. t(o,,n,,nnpri nnUB Slln,;,v ,, n0
:'.s 'ZhM ,, h'Ch 6d th,at beerihad infoanatlon bearing on the dis-
PlOhimted Without rerrnrd tn Ita ... .
i. , - " -.
1 tinod one-half of one per cent or more
oi alcohol. more
-ti"oun-s t'roviaea it con
T REPUBLICANS MOID
OF SERIES OF THREE!?
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
-,.. um,,n men nnc, women from -with the unknown man. is going ..
f ,7 f WeSt S!iUeS Were here todaJ ' Universal City, where Parker had oft
,1 .. 1'rst ot 11 seri of three two-'en aspired to play in the movies.
('.' ; conference arranged by Will H. sharp cross examination by Office!
Ti p "au"nal chairman, for January. MoreIock in jail Saturday night oi
I,',.,"11'1'1 be held 'n Denver, Brown failed to establish any connec-
I n. '' i" nnd the third in San tion between him and the disappear
- i i-eo, January 12 and 13. 'nce of Parker, so he was released.
.e lo laKe a prominent part
i ho i
'"" in time to give all worn-
- at the November election,
John (.lover Stllilh r-hr.Im.nn nt
ih-. w-rt,,, i j- . ,
" " "'vision oi tne repuftlican
-"nil committee; Mrs. Mediil Sic
"nnck former rhnirnmn r.t th.
li isiOll; Misg Mary Garrett H.ir.
"Ml.l.l OI the Wl)llir.n natlnn.l a.-,
.in tarter of Kansas, were among
h. -.-rakers named at the conference
conferences will be,
l-nea with Mis, Hay- presiding,
i.lss -Wrung Dondon. chairmf
republican women's committee in.
'":: Mrs. Mar.,- L Fosse,-t Minne.l
s-'l-'i tsate fbat..,.. it . t T". I
. -.-..,,.11, i.iiT--. juiin X ran.
-v lork, member of the committee
'way-sand means: Mrs. August Will -
K." ' ,he former governor of
-ntuvk-; Mrs. Harry fc, Keefe. of
e-. and Mrs. A.
V1 oneooygant vu.
were among the
l . ...iv ..(ijvt line i.fr
W.lmAr, . V, . .,1, ... fc. . . ..
t-i k l"'rmeti iron Kansas, Ken-
ih J'l Michisan- Wisconsin, Iowa.
a'noro'.K Tnri an1 JIota"a
among those here.
-.anche R-irMt M r.,uvrt
l-.ule,-. according to party had given Guy Finn
t-.nt,i ' "re P'annmg tneir na- tempted to sell
tint i, n"'a'gn on the supposition 'CVe,.Coat for the
in l ik Yamh'!l cotintles, wni!v?s!t!ng Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shell at
K..,'tm u'i5ar after atter.d!rg ij Mal'.ory avenue.
iurt In DaUas.
Fish and Game Boards
Fail to Make Headway
In Get-Together Meet
; After "passing the buck" In the fish
... controversy tor more than
au uour ana a sail the Joint confer
ence of th legislative fish and game
committees called by Governor Ol-
oott for the purpose of remedying the
present "inharmonious" condition, ad
journed for a late lunch with no vis
ible evidence of progress.
Both the sportsmen and the com
mercial fishing interests, between
whom the controversy has waged hot
and heavy practically ever since the
creation of the present fish and game
commission, are well represented at
today's sessions. The absolute divorce
ment of the two interests through the
creation -of two separate and distinct
commissions is contended for by the
former as the only, solution for the
existing wrangle which has been
brought to a head at this time by the
summary dismissal of Wm. L. Finley
as. state biologist, by the state com
mission. The commercial Interests, on
the other hand, express themselves as
satisfied with the present arrange
ment but are willing to compromise
the dispute in the Interest of com
plete harmony by a separation of the
RALPH PARKER STILL
UNFOUND; MYSTERY IS
DEEPENED BY REPORT
Although authorities at San Francis
co, Sacramento, Ashland, Roseburg.
Dunsmuir, Oakland -and Universal
have been notified to keep a Iook'
out for the lad no trace of Ralph.
Parker, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. v. ;
Three checks, cashed and lost at Al
bany Thursday night by a boy, believed
to be young Parker, and a man, who'
is unknown to police here, have been
the handwriting on them as that of his
, , """"""""" waives me possi- have all machinery set for fighting des
bilities that the boy had met with foul ...... j
at he ha"d Dt W" ""W4 ab-
urown ia arrested.
Saturday night Officer Branson ar-
rested a man who said his name was
Ttpnwn nnrl u7V1r.cn itoortntt,-M la l,lcn(.
ileal to that of the fellow believed to
ableto find work there, Brown said
that he returned to Salem and that
Ward continued on to eastern Oregon.
1 " "
To add to the mystery shrouding the
appearance or tne Doys. urncer Jjee
ir . T, t I cannon nome. K. Martens, self-styled ambassador to
He was told that a son-in-law of that;the United states of the Russian soviet
,iixuui- tiiiu seen a man, wearing cow-
jboy garb, and answering the descrlp.
tion of the man who left Salem with partment of Justice. Weinstein, accord
Ward, with two boys, living in a barn lngto department of Justice officials, is
on tne i,. ii.tiadley Place. live miles
from Silverton, during the past week.
He said that the boys and the maw I
had been bogging for food, and that
one of the boys said that he had left
his home In Salem because his father
mistreated him. A search for the
in that vicinity failed to reveal any
trace of them.
Word Is Awaited.
Police Monday were waiting word
from southern authorities, as It is be-
Police learned Monday that Parker
the man who at-
Parker's bicycle, an
bicycle. Finn, how-
e ei , in iiih iiurruwe iu puiiue uiu iiol .
mention this fact, but said that Parkerl
had given him the bicycle and told him
.. ..- t . ... ,.t ....
lo QO wnaiever ne wanieu 10 witn it.
Knowing that their son Is safe, and
somewhere In eastern Oregon, Mr. and
If IT- T Tn .anld t.t K-'rUil.li.
. n.rania vr.iir,c'.w. n..t U,.l. n.mn.-) I urn
. . . j . , , 1
ri.iv rtld not hold the fearful anpre -
hension regarding his welfare they did
Aato Bandit Kflled In
Battle With Officers
j Denver, Colo., Jan. 5. Adrian
'Thompson, alleged to have been the
partner jf James R Oren, al!e?-d
automobile bandit arrested last night.
was killed: Patrolman Jann-s Buirgio
was probably fatally wound 'd. ar.d
St-rireant J. Burry ann
t .--.!... i .1 w.pa vr.iindpft 1 1 M' i , V
l.ratjr sia -.... - --
jn a Uattie between the ponce anu
Thompson, whom officers wtre trying
Mr. anll Mrs. B. B. Herrick were
' .... . nc the week end
two interests through the creation of
two departments within on commis-
sion. , ;
Geo. A. Mansfield of Medford,
speaking for the sportsmen of the
state places the blame for the disap
pearance of the steelhead trout from
the upper stretches of the Rogue riv
er, upon the shoulders of the commer
cial Interests. The commercial inter
ests retaliate with the charge that the
sportsmen through the general use of
the automobile have contributed large
ly to the decline in the number of
fish now available in the streams thru
out the state.
Governor Olcott, in a message read
before the conference this morning
expressed the hope that both sides to
the controversy would be willing to
sacrifice some interests in arriving at
a solution, of the problem. While not
urging it upon the legislature he de
clares it as his intention of suggest
ing the creation of two commissions,
one with jurisdiction over the hunt
ing and fishing interests and' the other
with jurisdiction , over the commer
cial fishing Interests of the state.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 5. Radicals taken
th mvtrnmui raids on th. rwv,
muni8t and Communist Labor parties
nounced today at the department of
j practically every city where raids
where made and officials predicted
hey would take advantage of every
echnicality until their clients actually
were aboard vessels bound for their
arge amounts have been made avall
.ble for legal defense and bail.
Reports of more arrests dribbled In
o the department today.
CHIEF OF MARTEN'S STAFF
TAKEN FOR DEPORTATION
New York, Jan. 6. George Wein-
' stein, chief of staff for Ludwlir f! A
renubl c. was arrested on a dennrtn.
Hon warrant todav bv scents of the no
thn mnst infin-ntini RnuUn nnmn,.J
1st, next to Martens, in America.
l:Ol"ND-I"P OF AGITATORS
GOES ON; 5000 IX TOILS
I Washington,- Jan. 5. Although
'rcarly 5000 persons have been arrested
since the latest radical raid was sturf -
d last Friday night, department of Jus' McClure, on trial for the murder of
ice agents over the country today stiir Detective A'nton Sehoetnbs, did not
were seeking members of the commun-jknow that S-.-hoembs was a pol' of-
st and communist labor organizations ; ficer, wh he shut and kille l hint.
who thug far had escaped the general according to his testlniu-'y on m
dragnet ' stand today.
DECISIONS OF SUPREME
COUNCIL NOT TO CARRY
... . .. . ... ... .
f farin, uan. o iiugii i. niiace,
:ye-U-rday to have -kcl the supreme
cliange- tlie formula n-ferriiMt to tln
. I. 1 1 -...I uownl.lwl vw.u-,
'' i a... 1 1 . . i. t.. ...t.l
''involved tlie Inltrd 8tattn, tills formula. Including Uk- IiiIUhI Wate,
not u-d In do-umeuls until be itad
jton on such questions.
Pari. Jan. 5. Hugh C. Wallace,
American ambassador to France, hasisume their places on the council Is'
asked the supreme council to precede
future decisions of the council with
the formula "a.iied powers," instead
of "allied and associated powers,"
which has been used In the past, ac -
cording, to the Echo Ie Paris
This, says tne newspaper, roarica
the determination of the United Htate;the white house, but Mount Olympus.
not ta narticinate officially itl decis-
'ions to tie reached In Paris. Wash ing-
ton. while declining the responsibili-
ton, wh.le aecuning tne responsimii-
ties of Ihe supreme council, continues
tj be represented at lu session. How
can Mr. Wallace s role be dermeST
ti. i. t . r,tonitvr..ntt!.rt- Wiinin
or observer Is the accepted term.'
Pleasure at the presence of an Am -
erican representative who wi.l keep
Washington Informed as to events un -
On Settlement At Conven
tion Of Dc!;iafes In Colum
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Columbus, Ohio," Jan. 5. Interna
tional officers of the United Mine
Workers of America , in agreeing to de
clare the recent miners' strike at an
end, "decided to. fUbmlt to the in
evitable, though : protesting in our
hearts against what we believed to be
the unjust attitude " of pur govern
ment" according to the report of Ac
ting President John 1 Lewis and Secretary-Treasurer
Green at the special
miners convention of 2,000 delegates
here today. ; ,
The report reviews the miners' con
troversy from the date of the Cleve
land convention up-flto the present
The international officers state
that "higher hopes"; are entertained
that the decisions to be reaohed by
the commission of three appointed by
President Wilson "will be fair and
Just as to meet with the general ap
provaW-of our membership". Members
of the commission we highly praised,
Gave. MrTo Law,
International bffidials, the report
Btates, realized" "better than the mem- summer. x ' '
bership of our unionji, the determlna- Besides the treaties with Germany
(Inn t tl. a aao 1 vnunrnm nr. t and'. . . . . i . . i , V-
...o ice. .....v...
declded to accept the plan proposed
by President Wllsol which called
for an immediate increase of 14 per-'
cent. The original demands of the
miners called for an Increase of six
ty percent In wages.
At the time the acceptance was
made, the report continues. It was
pointed out to the miners' leaders that
the strike had passed from a mere
controversy between operators and
miners over a, question of wages, to
an issue between the supremacy of
law and the ability of the government
to enforce Its mandates and decrees.
:. "In other- words, eVwas 'tt4onger
a controversy between employer andlof oth(jr BUbjectg. Many investigations
employe, but Instead a test between
the strength of a group of working
men and the government Itself."
Rigid Policy Impossible.
The report states that at the time
of the Cleveland convention, when
the strike order was tentatively issued
"no one could forsee the turn events
have taken and the necessity in meet-
ing the new and unexpected situations
which have arisen. It has been found
quite Impossible to follow the rigid
and inflexible policy laid down at the
still In effect
I'nder Its nro-
war-time powers and was fully sup-
ported by the judicial, military, leg-
Islative and executive brunches of the
"We are confident that it was not
generally understood by our member
ship that these war time measures
were still In effect or that the Lever
act, denied our membership the right
to strike or applied to them in any
Slayer Denies He Knew
Victim Was Policeman
l Sjhi Francisco. Jan. 5. Floyd Leo
c - ouim - 11 of tla -a inf-rt-ni'C to
powers participating in the council
. llu. 'nlll.-.l IHIttf-rl." Tlllll M'
1... ... . I .u f... t .-. .NII.,,1
Umo to get a dw-Won from Washing
i til the United Btates delegates re
-expressed by the newspaper, which
j "Nothing can be definitely conclud -
jd without President Wilsun's asseiit
ibeforo hand. Ho the council Is su -
ipreme only In name. Supremacy -
, longs to air. n u'in, wn niuin, n"t
"It is inevitable that a dialemma
will arise. The United States will be
(.ongea 10 w rei.porisiuu.ur. -
: responding to h'-r action, or she will
; renounce this role. It is hoped this al-
isurd situation may oe arrange! nj-
iiilv ratification of the treaty ac-
cording to the progr
il - odge, followed by return of Amer-
,ica to her rightful place In the set
'llerant of European affairs."
TOD AY WITH PROSPECT
OF EXTENDED SESSION
n t . i ii n
Big international Ana iomes-
bc Problems Expected To
Occupy Attention Of Legis
lators ihrough Summer.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 5. Returning to
work today after two weeks' holiday
congress faces one of the busiest Ree
nterable domestic matters, there are
international questions of far reaching
importance that must be settled in
cluding the treaty of peace with Ger
many and Austria-
Only One Recess.
Adjournment was not expected be
fore fall and the only break In the
long session that members can look for
ward to is the brief recess that will be
taken coincident with the holdlnr of
the national party convention In the
ana wun Austria, international proo-
j)emi to be considered at the resumed
Be88on include the proposed alliance
with France, the Panama canal settle'
ment with Colombia, treaties with Po
land and Josaibly, Turkey and numer
ous measures dealing with the war
changed conditions of American com
mercial and financial relations abroad,
, Domestic Problems Many.
Important domestic legislation await
ing action includes the railroad reor
ganization bill and the oil, coal, gas
and phosphate land leasing bill, both
of which are In conference; army re
organisation, shipping legislation, con-
ti-ol of undesrlsWe aiiens and on scares
also have been arranged for by both
the senate and house. Among them
will be Inquiries Into war expenditures,
the Mexican situation, Bolshevist ac
tivities, coal situation, federal trade
commission and the Ford-Newberry
Private conferences initiated during
, . ' , ,h t t f) ht were cn'and other articles on a corresponding
icompJm'B 1, , t o. n T scalo
Itntin on ranavnl nf nnhflTA fill lltfl tiu. .
senate floor was expected at an time.
No concrete plan under which the sen-
'ate would resume formal consideration
OI lne BU,JJtl-i "i,u"'
tlie s,nillB ,0lay ,ne '
!f Penntor Sterling, republican, South
ji'uKoia, nati ine riKm ii wuy.
Miss Klsle Sttidow of Willamette, Is
at the Salem hospital suffering from
Injuries sustained In an accident
which occurred Sunday at 4:17 p. m.
v. hen Hoseburg passenger train No.
17, southbound, crashed into a Ford
car driven by Walter Larson of Wil
lamette. The accident occurred at the
intersection of the Huuthern Pacific
tracks and Pacific highway near the
state fair grounds, the seen of many
Larsen, Miss Snldow and A. L. Jun
wen were on the road to Monmouth,
where Miss Brildow Is attending school
and that nil were not injured Is con
sidered miraculous by those who wit
nessed the accident. The machine
was being driven with clused curtains,
Junken and Knidow both claiming
that for this reason they did not see
ti e approaching train until It was up
on theiii. The engine struck the rear
of the car Just as the machlna was
clearing the cronslng. Miss tsnldow be
ing settled on tlie right side of the
car. was the most severely Injured of
the trio, suffering a fractured arm,
contused hip and slight bruises of
jhead and shoulders, but It Is not
thought that shtt sustained any In-
Urnal Injuries. Junken and Larsen
escaped with sundry cuts and bruises.
h th vounir men returning to Wi!
llunwtte Sunday evening. The machine
, parly demolished.
p y i ll.J
.UcniJaU lijJUUiU nrtU
MU Wtll.-. ----
To Leave Italian Capital
Koine, Jan. S. ( Havas, ) Prlne
Von IJuelow, former German chancel
f -- -- ..,.,,
jiomeii o..,.., ' , '
k..,. . -. ...
slrable for the reasin it could causa
it. 1a r,,r ttie n.-tiinn frovernim'rii, ac
WHEN TRAIN AND
cording to newspapers orrr. "",'',
.,.! a w 1,1 . ru, twi . rt. wiiurr at . .u
Wilson to Send
To Party Feast
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 6. Preal-
dent Wilson will send "an lm-
porta nt greeting Uv tlie demo-....
cratic dinner on Jackson day,
January 8, It w announced at
the Will to House today.
ik There was wide conjecture
ns to whether the president
$ president would discuss the $
third term quest Ion.
Ou this White House offi-
ijt clals are silent, but some of Uio
president's friends have Insist-
in ed throughout tliut ho would
ak not be a candidate under any ik
jjc - They regard It as probable
in that ho will make this clear lu
MEDIUM OF FAIR
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Chicago, Jan. 5.- -tnvesctlgatlon of
the "fair price" list for clothing, is
sued by the Illinois fair price com
mittee, and which out of town mer
chants declare Is lower ' than the
wholesale price, has revealed busi
ness deal whereby leading Chicago
department stores have done a rush
ing business in cheaper .grades of
The clothing (air price committer,
oom posed of five officials of the big
downtown department stores and one
representative of the suburban deal
ers, frankly admits that clothing can
not be bought in the wholesale mar
ket today at the "fulr price" 'set for
"Subway" Prices Set
The committee fixed the fair price
for men's suits and overcoats nt
$24.50, women's suit at $25, men's
and women's hose at 25 cents a pair,
The big downtown stores have com
plete lines of clothing or. sale In their
"subway" sections at thd prices fix
ed, and have been doing a rushing bus
When merchants from many sec
tions complained that thr. "fair price"
list was unfair, that it made them ap
pear to be profiteering, the Chicago
dealers explained that the clothing on
sale here was all purchased many
months ago. The men's suits, for ex
ample, are of two classes, cotton anil
wool mixtures and all wool shoddy.
When the merchants agreed on t'.ic
"fair price" list each placed a com
plete line of this class of clothing on
Hale, regardless of the wholesale cost.
After tho present supplies are ex
hausted no more will be available It
Prices art Fxpliilncd
"The big buying power ul slates
here, combined with the fact that
they carry very large stocks, made
PRICE LIST AIRED
thls price list possible, according to a;a, tJucrrero, Moruios, .iiuisc.o, n
1). F. Keily, manager of one of the':aa, Hidalgo and Qiiurnturo. They
biggest Chicago department stores,
and acting chairman of the fair price
"The merchants In smuller cities
are right when they say they cannot
buy now nt wholesale, at prices as low
as our fair price list. We couldn't
elth.-r. We fixed this list ami made a
special drive for the man and woman
who want low priced clothing.
"The cheapest wool suit, moderate
H' well trained, on sale In the regu-
lar clothing departments today
priced at M). The average well
dressed business man cannot hit o'lt",
fitted for less than $75 to H& for a'
suit. The suits we are selling at $24.60 inejBlljol.ho, wires were torn down
would have retailed at $1 In lM.;but ,t s t,pr0 were many casual-
snowing mi l.i -rra.r u, 1- -
cent since before the war. 'Ihe suits
that sell today for $50 would have
sold at $25 before the war."
Planes Blaze Mail Trail
Between Chicago And Omana:':.:,, ;
(Associated lTens U-ased Wire) 'ported killed beneath their wrecked
Chicago, Jan. S. Two Ie Havlland h.iust-s. The shock came during a per
fnur mail planes left Chicago at 8:53 finance at the theater at Orizaba anfl
Ms morning for Omaha, Neb., to blaze pnnlo stricken people lepd from tn
he trail for regular service west. balconies Into, the pit. No one wr
The planes will slop at Iowa City Ulled but many were injured,
bout lu:3 for gasoline and oil. Theyi Fifteen shocks were experienced t
ere due In Omaha shortly after noon.'cordobu. a city ten miles eaHt of trl
llots Nuter and Hmlth are In charge. j rt),a. where eleven were directly felt.
Hrrnl.-.r mail service from Chicago '.First reports stuteiL the tremor ren-
o Omaha will be In augurateoV Janu
urv X N'n mull is beinir carried on the
rial trip this morning.
' Tiie Northeastern Btnglng assficiatlon
cf New York has adopted a resolution
the unjustified and
of members of the
with musical per -
. . . iM..rf,..nf.
- - '
lormances given uy us - "--
COMMIT I ttS IU
Secretary Of Navy Replies To
Critics Of Method Of
Awarding Decorations For
Good Service In Navy.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan.- 6. With the re
convening of congress today the chair
men of the senate and house naval
committees were to confer on th
question of a Joint investigation of the
whole subject of naval decorations
around which has centered sharp
controversy In the navy department
When the flint- awards were an
nounced some weeks ago. Chairman
Page of the senate committee, asked
Secretary Daniels for a report, which
has been forwarded. The secretary
supplemented this with a letter, pub
lished today, in which the theory ol
the awards was explained.
, Daniels Outline Reasons
Mr. IMnlela dwolt at length on the
reasons foi awarding distinguished
service medals to the commanders ol
ten of the eleven American warship
and transports sunk by submarine
and mines during the war., He declar
ed that "when' we shall have forgot
ten the distinguished and nonoramo
service of able and clevoteu Diner
ashore, the splendid courage of the
men who met the shock or in sun-
niarlne tillettoeit unafraid, will re
main as n living glory and an nonur
able Incentive to future naval heroes.
Washington. Jan., B-r-ifecretary Daw
Ids replied Sunday to attacks on hl
awards of navy decorations In a let
ter to Chairman Page of tha senate;
naval committee, which with the
house naval committee probably will
Investigate the whole row precipitat
ed by the refusal of near Anmirai
Hliim and other officers to accept th
decorations awarded to them. .
The complaint of the officers was
that In some Instances Hucretary tan-
kls hud changed the recommenda
tions of the official board whloh sat
on the cases, bestowing higher deco
rations than the officers thought mer
ited In some cases and lower ones In
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TEN STATES ARE
Mexico City.. Jan. f..- Ten state
were shaken by the earthquake which
n Katurduy nlnht destroyed at least
wo villages and caused many deaths
n the state of Vent Cruz. These states
were Mexico, I'uebla, Vera Crus, Oas-
p.r(.tch from the Isthmus or lenusn-
epee In a northwesterly direction near
y 5l miles and from the Oulf of M-
co to tho Pacific.
lteports received up to it o'clock
list night indicated the center of the
elstnlc nonvslslon was In the neigh
borhood of Mount Orizaba ,a volcano
about severity miles west of Vera Cru
on the line between tlie states of Vera
Cruz and Puehla. It was In that neigh
borhod that the most serious damage
was done. Teocclo. a village mue.
n v,.,ino, has been vlr-
, destroyed urid a similar fate be
.. ..,.,i,, imuill hamlet In that
, ,,ln twtm.
.Many houses-and churclies in j
pala, a city about fifty miles northwest
t Vera Cruz, were damaged, while re-
from Orlznon, a city
outh of the volcano, stale that several
business block nun cntin oes ..
town were cracsnu.
uf Orizaba the shock was
tred at Acambaro, a town nmr
uca .about 25 miles southwest of Mex
co City, but more recent advices stated
h shocks were not severe inero.
While telegrams lust night from ins
tate of Vera Cruz, where tne "
quake was more severe, siuieu
tores had perished, accurate estimate
'of the casualties cannot be made
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