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yORTY-THIRD YEAR NO.
pfY COOL III
FACE OF DEATH
Confessed Murderer, Bandit
And Bank Kobber asks 10
Be Executed Without Aid
(Aoclated Press Leased Wire)
Ossining, N. T. Jan. 29. Gordon
Fawcett Hamby, the 26-year-old con
fessed murderer, bank robber and
train bandit will go to the death chair
In Sing Sing prison tonight without
the aid of clergy, if his wishes are
respected by Major Lewis F. Lawes,
warden. A request to this effect was
transmitted to the warden for Hamby
today by a member of the death
The Iron nerved prisoner, whose
career of crime took him from coast
to coast and ended in Tacoma, Wash.,
with his arrest for" the murder of
two bank employes during a $13,000
robbery of the East Brooklyn Savings
bank In December 1918, began his
last day on earth with apparent in
difference to his fate.
Had Planned Suicide,
He seemed as cool as when' he sat
in the district attorney's office in
Brooklyn after his arrest and recount
ed robbery after robbery, and murder
after murder in which he said he had
been Implicated. He partook heartily
of breakfast, the viands of which
he had selected, and smoked innum-1
Hamby confided to Major Lawes
lost night that he had plnnned to
cheat the death chair by committing'
suicide in his cell today. He changed
his mind, however, he said, because
Major Lawes hud treated him so
squarely and been "such a good fel
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
London, Jan. 29. Russian soviet
cavalry, commanded by General Du
uienko, has foried the rivers in the
Manych Valley, In the Lower Don re
gion, and captured 5.000 prisoners af
ter a two weeks' battle, the red force
then continuing to advance, says a
ooinhvik communication received to
day. Further eastward, along the same
t"m the fiercest fighting is proceed
In? against another force, the state
ment adds. ......
London, Jan. 29. Admiral Kol
k'llhcak's surrender to Siberian revo
tionlsts were authorized by General
J'Vin of the Czecho-Slovak nrmy who
a Placed in command of all allied
troops west of Irkutsk on January 19
kolhcak's order, says a Harbin dis
Men to The Daily Hail.
A profound sensation was caused
that Kolchak had given up, says
ti e message, which was filed at Har
I n ' m lmy .and one Russian gener-""B'-dOeneral
Janln to a
lamlr. ff'Cers Under the ct
of General Semenoff have form-
' ' lav. T?' the 8loean ot which is:
deZt Ch0lCe lay between "urren
C w"era,n and a confllct ln which
wve likely to be completely,..
FIRMS HIRING CHINESE
M'V.etlc,. of certain
"'"truciion e, C00ks for llroad
Gr. we r"8, 'S Vulcei ' C- H.
fcB direct,.. ;r,.Cmmls8!oner' in
Erector of thn 1 "er Hlnes as
l,,rion to,ll r" rililroacl a'1'"1"-
lu, also bZ' "les of the Ietter
w own sunt t.. ,u. ..
Posts nt i American
:th.,lr at S;'lem and Portland
" Effort tn 6n"8U"g ,helr wPPort
n-"vU r 1 "?rk a h"Jshlp on
thi'.ime " 9eekl,,S employment at
';.anr,'ri''a"s Fr'"'n Out.
Wovrent keM' San Francl
r0 ho T m With a bra" n
S' -,iM rule' nfrn: Stute8- "has a"
11 "l- Chin. " own adoption,
K tatted C0ks must be
J'W't where he is given
""l'ion I?? of h contract, to
fc tati0n tmeriCan cltizen8-
I, ?' arisen over this
r,hfi"d and i' P' line bn
ba bvi s hhargf cf a bridge
fc!s ahority extended
Of Coast Guard
First To Wreck
Bandon, Or., Jan. 9. Captain Alex
Scott of Bandon, formerly of the Uni
te States life savin service, accom
panied by Chauncey Woodruff and Er
win Grange of Sixes, have put a line
aboard the bow of the fhm.in. a
are holding It for salvage. They reach
ed me wrecK in a small boat through
the surf. They found a large quantity
of new sails, rope cable and machinery
estimated to be worth about $10,009,
which they expect to take off later.
Captain Scott, who is 72 years old,
is a veteran surf man.' He stole a
march, on several organized parties
awaiting a smoother surf ;before at
tempting to reach the wreck!
Washington. Jan. 29. Nearotiatnn
between democratic and renuhllmn
leaders of the senate who apparently
have approached a deadlock on the
peace treaty compromise will not bi
resumed until tomorrow, the meetlmr
of the bi-partisan committee planned
for today having been DostDoned he.
cause of the absence of Senator Leiv
root of Wisconsin, one of the republi
Course Is Uncertain.
There was much discussion of what
course friends of the treaty should
take If the bi-partisan negotiations
ended without an agreement. Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska, the adminis
tration leader hag told the republicans
that in such an eventuality he pro
posed to move to take up the treaty in
the ppen senate, but he said today he
would not do that until all hope of
compromise by private negotiation had
Meantime it developed that some
democratic senators were inclined to
the belief that nothing would be gain
ed by throwing the treaty back into
the senate in the near future. These
senators disagreed with Senator-Hitch
cock that a majority would be certain
to support such a move while among
republicans it was confidently predict
ed that it would fail.
Official Body Proposed.
It was suggested that should the
unofficial bi-partisan committee come
to a final dealock, an effort might be
made to put through the resolution ot
Senator Underwood, democrat, Ala
bama, to create an official conciliation
committee of ten senators. The titu
lar party leaders on both sides, how
ever, Indicated that they saw little
hope of securing an agreement by that
DEB'S LAST SPEECH
Albany, N. T. Jan. 29. Eugene V.
Debs' last spech before his "voice
was silenced," by a penitentiary sen
tence of ten years for violating the es
pionage act was read into the record
today at the trial of the five suspend
ed socialist assemblymen being tried
by the assembly Judiciary committee
on charges of disloyalty.
In his speech, made before social
ists in Cleveland last March, Debs,
declaring he spoke "as a socialist, a
revolutionist and a bolshevik," prais
ed Lenlne and Trotsky "as the great
est statesman in the modern world"
and expressed defiance of the laws of
this country and the supreme court.
The speech was distributed in pamph
let form by the "city committee of
the socialist party of Greater New
York," according to the prosecution.
to the kitchen of the camp, dismissed
a Chinese cook and replaced him with
a citizen whose competence has never
i been cfuestloned. In a very short period
! the foreman realized his mistake when
' orders were received to dismiss the
I citizen-cook and make way, not for the
J replacement of the one discharged but
j for another Chinaman."
Policy Roundly Scored.
j E. M. Anderson, in charge of the
Threlkeld agency in Portland, defencrs
Threlkeld's policy In this respect, Gram
states and ascribes his preference for
Chinese cooks to their greater depend
ability. "This." Gram writes, "Is a gross libel
on the cooks of this state, and, I feel,
not necessary of refutation ln this con
nection." Gram regrards it as "particularly un
fortunate that an employer should pur
sue such a course at this time with
many ex-service men willing and able
who, under fire, followed this vocation
and now in peace time within the
sphere of Mr. Threlkeld's influence
are denied the opoprtunlty for employ
ment." Hines Is asked to use his authority
as head of the railroad system to cor
rect the practice.
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1920. EIGHT PAGES. ' PRICE 2 CENTS.
FROM TRIAL OF
Court Orders Attorneys In
Case Of CentraSa Radicals
To Leave Revolvers With
: County Clerk.
Montesano, Wash., Jan. 29. George
F. Vanderveer, counsel for the defense
in the trial of eleven alleged I. W. W.
charged with murder in connectwii
with the Centralia Armistice day
shootings, was ordered by Judge John
M. Wilson today to deposit his revolver
in the office of the county clerk be
fore entering court hereafter. Judge
Wilson made the request of attorneys
for both the prosecution and defense,
but Vandeveer was the only lawyer in
the case who admitted carrying a wea
pon. Bailiffs questioned each venireman
and spectator today as to possession of
a weapon before allowing them to en
ter the court room.
Flu Confines Veterans.
Influenza ln this county has begun
to assume epidemic conditions, it was
learned today ,when it became known
that at least ten members of the Amer
ican Legion were confined to their
temporary barracks as influenza sus
pects. Sherlf Jeff Bartell has been
unable to attend court for two. days,
and his illness is said to be due to in
fluenza. Several other court attaches
are said to be suffering from influenza!
It has not become virulent, however.
Four veniremen were examined by
the prosecution and " defense at the
morning session of court, three being
excused for cause and one being ac
cepted temporarily. The accepted
talesman was C. C. Strayer, grain mer
chant of Aberdeen. He was accepted
over the challenge of the defense. The
three dismissed were: Samuel Ber
dine, filer, Hoquiam; Frank Watklns,
confectioner, Elma, and Adolph J.
Pietsch, mill foreman, Aberdeen. Ber
cline was excused following a chal
lenge by the defense, the other two
because of opinions which the court
ruled disqualified them. . ..
I. W. W. Suspect Held
O. C. Schneider, temporarily pass
ed yesterday, was being re-examined
when court adjourned at noon. The
prosecution has challenged him for
W. E. Hall was arrested late last
night on a warrant sworn to by J. C.
Home of Hoquiam, who charged
that Hall was spreading I. W. W.
propaganda among veniremen of Ho
quiam. Home in his complaint, al
leged that Hall was an I. W. W. in
vestigator. The complaint, Issued by
Justice of the Peace William Lamb,
alleged criminal syndicalism. Ball to
the amount of $250 was deposited for
his release. ,
C. C. Strayer, the Juror temporari
ly passed today, is a former baseball
player, having played with the Ca
nadian Twilight league for several
years, and with the Northwest league
George Baur, an employe of the Kay
woolen mills, was arrested Thursday
morning upon a warrant served by
Deputy United States Marshal .E. T.
Mass. Baur was indicted, January 10,
by a federal grand Jury at Portland,
on a charge of Bending obscene litera
ture through the United States mails.
Baur, who has lived in Salem for
three years, was brought before City
Recorder Earl Race at 10 a. m. Thurs
day and was released upon furnish
ing $500 bond.
Baur is said to have made a tentative
plea of extenuating circumstances,
claiming that the letter in question was
written to his wife., who resides in Can
ada and from whom he Is separated.
Baur alleges that his wife has annoyed
him by writing many insulting letters
and the climax was reached when she
indicted an especially irrlating missive.
Buur Is said to have appended a rather
emphatic remark to this letter and to
have returned th.? same. 1
The accused man has retained local
counsel and is expected to enter resist
to the indictment upon technical
Randall Sentenced To
Three Years In Prison
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 29. Judge E.
E. Cushman today sentenced William
Randall, convicted last week ln federa
court of conspiracy to circulate and
publish seditious literature tq a three
year term at the McNeil Island federal
R:mdall is also on trial in the stare
courts here, along with 36 other al
leged I. W. W. members, charged with
violating the state syndicalism law.
Lewis Williams, an overseas miti.
has arrived at his home in Lebanon
after bavin? been severely wounded in
battle a yertr and a half ago. He is
larlyreu and one of his eyes Is seri
ously injured, he was also gassed and
lay out tl vet days before being cared
for. He als,o saw service on the Mexi
THIRD PAR TY MO VE IS
LAUNCHED HERE TODA Y
DELEGATES FROM LABOR
UNIONS AND GRANGES IN
SESSION TO FORM PARTY
Morning Meeting Devoted To Organization And Appointment
Of Connsittees; Son-Partisan League Organizer To Ex
plain North Dakota Plan At Evening Session.
The first movtj toward the inaug
uration of a third political party in
the state the United Land and Labor
Party of Oregon was made Thurs
day morning in the convention here
in the Labor Temple, Court street, of
labor organization and grange dele
gates from all parts ot the state. The
session began at II o'clock, with Otto
Hartwig, president ot the State Feder
ation of Labor presiding. A commit
tee 'on rules of order and platform
was named. - i
The "regeneration of Oregon" and
assumption of the "dominant power
in the state" were the keynotes to the
morning session. 5 Matters relating to
the present elective powers of the
state, tentative plans of remedy and
what should be included ln the par
ty's platform were freely discussed.
. Organization Made
At an open meeting in the Labor
Temple tonight. the operation of the
Inon-partisan league plan of North
Dakota will be explained by Walter
Thomas Wills, special organizer for
the league in that state, who is at
tending the cosventlon here. -
The morning session was devoted
to the appointment ot a committee on
rules and platform, "and officers of
the convention. The purpose of the
convention was set forth in a brief
speech by Frank Coulter, political re
former from Portland, and recogniz
ed as the instigator of the united land
and labor party movement in the state
Present Parties Criticized
"The present party lines in the
state are drawn so tightly," he declar
ed, "that equality and Justice are
barred out. It restis with the farmers
and workers of the state to amalga'
mate and redeem the state from the
present slough into which it. has fal
Mr. Coulter was instrumental in
furthering the non-partisan league
plan in North Dakota.
"The non-partisan league," he. as
serted, "has made North Dakota the
banner stateln the union. This united
land and labor party which we shall
endeavor to put through" here in this
convention should make the dominant
power In the state and, we should all
have the profound conviction that It
rests upon our shoulders to bring
back to Oregon real democracy and
Insure its future welfare."
Single Tax Avoided .
That If the single tax were included
in the platform of the proposed par
ty It would act for Its defeat, was
claimed by J. D. Brown, former pres
ident of the farmers union of the
state. He said:
"I doubt if it is real policy to even
mention the single tax reform In con
nection with the platform at all."
Resuming the floor later Mr. Coulter
explained the interests back of the
"This is an open-hearted, broad
minded proposition with no under
handed interests back of it. The Uni
ted Land and Labor party shall be
consecrated to the regeneration of Ore
gon, nothing more."
MeMalian Favors Tax.
L. H. McMahan, of Salem, spoke ln
favor of the single tax, but advocated
that It be dropped from the platform
of the new party. -
The vote by mall on all ballot mat
ters, saving the people of the state
many thousands of dollars was claimed
to be a good thing to insert ln the
platform of the party by Mr. Coulter.
He cited several elections held ln the
state and In Portland recently where
only "20 per cent .of the people voted,
but yet thousands were spent by all to
poll the vote. What cost would there
be equal to that In voting by mail?"
There are about 50 delegates repre
senting the farmers and workers of
the state at the convention. C. E.
S"pence, head of the state grange, Is
among those attending. He Is from
It is proposed to submit the United
Land and Labor party plan to the peo-'
pic by initiative in the November elec
tion if it Is possible to complete the
arrangements by that time, It was an
nounced at the labor temple.
The following committees have been
Membership committee C. s. Bof-
finger, Arthur Brock, M. M. Burtner,
J. D. Bryant and J. H. Brothers.
Rules and platform committee F.
E. Coulter, O. IS. Goldman, J. E. Weck-
erley, C. A. Brothers and T. H. Mc
Cartridge Cloth Being
Used In Women's Clothes
Washington, Jan. 29. Cartridge
cloth ,a new material creafed by the
war ,i being transformed by war de
partment experts Into attractive goods
for women's wear. Samples of the ma
terial, made up in woman's blouses oi
I fetching design Is be'.ner offered for
sale in New York stores to s?e how ml
ilady takes to It. If it proves popular
'other creations will be put on sale.
NEW DENIED RE-TRIAL
Los Angeles, Cat., Jan. 29.
Harry S. New, recently con-
victed here of murder in the
second degree for shooting
Miss Frelda Lesser, was de-
nied a new trial after extend-
ed hearing on the motion to-
day. He was immediately
sentenced to serve not less
than ten years, with a max-
imum of life Imprisonment at
San Quentin prison.
ONLY $7009 HEED
The goal of $50,000, which means'
the point to be reached when the
Homebuilders association of this city
may start operation, was within sight
Thursday afternoon. Figures compiled
up to noon showed that $43,000 worth
of stock in the corporation had been
sold, leaving only $7000 to be sub
scribed. The committee in charge of
the stock- sale , believed that this
amount- would be raised before night
Following are the names of - the
subscribers, additional to those pub
lished several days ago:
C. S. Hamilton, $1000; Dr. O. C.
Scott, $500; Dr. Fisher, $1000; Wm.
McGUchrist, Jr., $500; Patton Bros.,
$500; E. Hofer & Sons, $500; J. Dan
ny, $100; John McNary, $500; Clif
ford Brown, $1000; Dr. F. L. . Utter,
$250; W, C. Stolz, $200; Otto Hoppes,
$500; Dr. Dale Busbee, $500; Luther
J. Chapin, $250; J. C. Perry, $600;
C. p. Bishop, $1000; H. L. Stiff, $1,-
000; Marion Auto Co., $500; Roy W.
Wise, $250; F, E. Schafer, $100;
Chas. A. Park, $500; W. S. Gile, $500,
B. L. Steeves, $500; J. J. Roberts,
$250; B. D. Socolofsky, $600; Z. J.
Riggs, $500; Hartman Bros., $500; W.
W. Moore, $500; F. G. Deckebach,
$500; G. E. Waters, $500; Roth Gro
cery Co., $500; Theo Roth, $500; Dr.
W. H. Byrd, $500; Kafoury Bros.,
$500; S. B. Kimball, $500; Wm. Ham
ilton, $200; F. A. Therer, $200; Wm.
Nelmeyer, $500; R. J. Hendricks,
CASE IS DISMISSED
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 29. The Jury
in federal court, considering the case
of Dr. Charles R. Harvey charged with
the Illegal sale of narcotics, was unable
to agree and was dismissed by Judge
B. E. Cushman this morning. The Jury
was out 13 hours.
Dr. David M. Angus, arrested at the
same time with Dr. Harvey and
charged with a similar offense, was
found guilty by a Jury last Sunday
Dr. Harvey refused to put witnesses
on the stand in his own defense, de
claring that he would rather be found
guilty than expose to publicity some of
the local victims of the drus? habit.
Judge Cushman announced he will
set the date for a new trial next Tues
day. Dr. Angus has not yet been sen
tenced. Both Dr. Harvey and Dr. Angus are
prominent Tacoma physicians.
Funeral For Mrs. Millard
Held Here This Afternoon
The funeral of Mrs. Annie Millard,
68, wife of J. F. Millard, on- the Jef
ferson Road, Wednesday, was held
at the chapel of the Webb & Clotigh
company. Court and High streets, at
2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon? Rev.
Kantner, of Congregational church,
had charge of the services. Burial
was In the Odd Fellows cemetery. .
Mrs. Millard is survived by her
husband. She leaves no children. She
has made her home at the residence
on the Jefferson road for the past
Lloyd E. HIileary of Albany has pe
titioned the county court for letters of
administration upon the estate of his
mother, Mrs Irene L. HIileary, widow
of W. M. Hlleary, past grand master
of the Orsgen grange.
In Mexico; To
Fly Back Today
Brownsville, Texas, Jan. 29.
Lieutenants E. F. Davis and G. E.
Grimes, American army aviators who
yesterday made a forced landing near
Guerrero, Mexico, are not held pris
oners by Mexicans and probably will
fly back to the United States terri
tory, it was announced at Fort Brown
shortly before noon.
Guerrero is about 30 miles south ot
Zapata, Texas, about 140 miles up the
Rio Grande from Matamoros, the Mex
lean city opposite Brownsville.
Captain W. B. Bradford, assistant
district adjutant went to Matamoros
today to arrange with the Mexican of
ficials to get gasoline and oil to the
A proposed constitutional amend
ment making the state compensation
act compulsory on all places of gain
ful labor excepting domestic service
and farm was drafted at a meeting
here yesterday evening of representa
tives of the state federation of lab
or and the tate industrial accident
commission. It was announced today
that the proposed amendment would
be submitted through initiative peti
Interpreted, this means that all
manufactories, mines or logging
camps, or other operations besides
farms and domestic service ln the
state would be compelled to accept
the state Industrial insurance act.
The conference at the labor temple
Wednesday afternoon was attended
by delegates othe state federation of
labor from all 'parts of the state, ahd
the state Industrial accident commis
sion was, represented by A. W. Mar
shall. The prime purpose of amend
ing the act to make it in effect in all
places where worklngmen are em
ployed was to provide them with hos
pital and medical care in case of
According to the plans of the con
ference domestic service and . farm
work may come under the provisions
of the act at will.
Portland, Or., Jan. 29. At a meetl-
lng tonight of the school board at Mll
waukle, near Portland, an affort will
be made to determine a course of ac
tion in connection with the demands
of the IT teachers ln Mllwaukle schools
for a flat Increase of $25 a month. The
teachers have threatened to quit their
position tonight unless the raise Is
granted. They have not formally or
ganized a union but are standing to
gether ln their demands, it was said
Members of the school board have
declared they would like to increase
salaries beyond the $90 a month now
paid, but lack funds and face a deficit.
T ISSUED TO
ERECT VARSITY HALL
A three-story, brick building the
Lucerne Hall will be built on the
Willamette university campus soon. A
permit to erect the building, the esti
mated cost for which will be $80,009
was Issued Thursday to university au
thorities by City Recorder Race.
Another permit was Issued to F. A.
Legg, architect, to remodel his home
at 1499 State stret. This will cost ap
Chicago Theatre Opens.
Women s Smoking Room
Chicago, Jan. 29. A Chicago thea
ter today announced it had opened a
smoking room for women. The man
ager said the "women drove him to it."
He said he found girls were smoking In
the wash room, the boudoir and even
ln the lobby. The women smoke more
cigarettes than the men, the manager
Stockmen Demand Treaty
-.Be Ratified Immediately
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 29. Imme
diate ratification of the peace treaty
with reservations deemed necessary
"to safeguard American Interests" was
demanded In a resolution adopted at
the forenoon session today of the Amer
lean National Livestock association's
Attempted Assassination Of
Erzherger Indicates Senti
ment Regarding Surrender
Of War Perpetrators.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Berlin, Jan. 28. Indication of th
government's growing concern over
the extradition of Germans accused of
war offenses was given in the not
sent to the allies today asking revision
of clauses of the Versailles treaty. Th
attempted assassination of IMaihiaa
Erzberger, minister of finance, last
Monday, Is viewed in official circles "
as a precurser of what is likely to -
happen on a larger scale If the gov
ernment, yielding to the allies, ap
peals to force in arresting men on
the list submitted by the entente pow
ers. Editorial and partisan recrimina
tions, provoked by the attack on th
finance minister, have already reach
ed the white hot stage.
The note to the allies which will
not be published ln Germany, warns)
the entente powers that Germany can
not assume she is able to compel eith
er national or local agendas of the
law to lay hands on the men wanted!
and transfer them to German front
iers. The Associated Press is informed
that even responsible officials oi the
foreign office have announced point
blank they will refuse to execute any 1
work connected with extradition for
malities and they threaten to strike
or indulge in "passive resistance."
A leading official of the foreign of
fice expressed doubt today that a man
could be found ln Germany, from an
army or navy commander down to a
humble village deputy "who would
lend himself to the work of executing
a warrant for the arreHt or detention
of fellow countrymen to be dragged
before a foreign tribunal."
Prosecution Untimely '
Suggestion is made ip the note that
the men be tried by the supreme court
at Lelpsig and the cabinet has Indi
cated Its belief that the national high
est tribunal can guarantee an exhaust
lve' and Impartial trial."
The economic situation in" Germany
is precarious at present and this is an
unsuitable period to Invite trouble.
the note Indicates, continuing to point
out that trouble, If It comes, will not
be confined to any single party.
"The whole nation Is likely to go
on a general strike," an official de
clared today while discussing the
government's plight, If It is coerced
Into even making a feint in the di
rection of apprehending the men want
ed. It Is deflnltaly stated that no list
of names of men whose extradition
will be demunded has as yet been re
ceived, and that the government ha
no hint of when It Is coming or wao
REQUEST TOR RAIL
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Washington, Jan. 29. Representa
tives of five big farmers' organizations
met here today to prepare memorials;
to President Wilson and congress ask
ing for the Immediate return of the
railroads to private control and the
prompt enactment of legislation to
meet preesnt conditions.
Protests against ' representations
heretofore made that the farmers favor
continuing government control for at
least two years were made by dele
The conference was called by W. I.
Drummond, of Kansas City, chairman
of the board of governors of the inter
national Farm Congress and T. C.
Atkesou, of the national grange, was
Organizations represented Include
the International Fnrm Congress, tha
National Farmers' Congress, the Na
tional Grange, the American Federa
tion of Farm Bureaus and the Nation
al Farm Union. Delegates said these
organizations had a membership of
ERZBERGER STILL IN
(Ansoclated Press Lf-ased Wire)
Berlin, Jan. 29. An examination
of the wound of Mathlus Ersbergar,
vice president and minister of finance
who was shot Monday by Oltwlg
Von Hirschfield, shows the wound lit
tle changed, with no inflammation.
There Is some swelling, however, ami
the wound is causing him pain. The
patient's temperature Is normal but
his pulse still continues at 120.
In consequence of his setback yes
terday he Is suffering from exhaust
ion and requires'' great care. While
there is no Immediate danger, Herr
Erzberger may deal only with tha
most Important state affaire.