Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, March 19, 1920, Image 1

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Senate Adopts Revised Treaty Preamdl
Stage is S
Action Today
'Washington, Mar. 19. Preparing
i ((,r final vote on ratification ' of the
ptc treaty the senate today adopted
ttt modified reservation preamble
! worked out in the bi-partisan confer
ence under which affirmative' accept
ance of the reservations by the other
power would not be required. '
The preamble provides that "failure
on the part of the allied an4 associated
powers to make objection to said res
trvations and understandings prio to
the deposit of ratification by the uni
ted States shall be taken as a full and
final acceptance of such .reservations
and understandings by said powers." i
Modification Refused.
The preamble was offered by Sena
tor Lodge of Massachusetts, the repub
lican leader, and accepted without a
roll call. I
By a vote of 41 to 42 the senate re !
(used to write into the preamble a pro
vision that the ratification should not
be binding unless the president depos
ited it within 90 days after the senate
rted. .
The preamble, as it then came up
for final fight on ratification follows:
i "That the senate advise and consent
to the ratification of the treaty of
peace with Germany concluded at Ver
sailles on the twenty-eighth day of
June, 1419, subject to ' the following
reservations and understandings which
are hereby made a part and condition
of this resolution of ratification which
knot to take effector birui the United
States until the said reservations and
understandings adopted by the senate
have been accepted as a part and a
rendition of this resolution of ratifica
tion by the allied and associated pow
ers to make objection to said reserva
tions and understandings prior to the
deposit of ratification, by the United
States shall be taken as a full and fin
al acceptance of such reservations and
understandings by said powers."
Defeat Predicted. :,
When debate on the question of raw
floatlon began there . was a virtually,
unanimous agreement among senators
that the treaty would fall and speak-i
era on both sides sought, to shift the
"lame for the nntim r, j
iKeiy that the session would run well
nto the night If the leaders carried out
"eir plan to sist on a vote before ad
journment. Formal Probe of
Treasury Books
Is Started Today
Formal investigation of the conduct
w the state treasury department ' by
Mate Treasurer Hoff was Instituted t'o
when Attorney General Brown
-PPeared before the Marion county
W id Jury to launch the probe order-
by Governor Olcott last week upon
we request of Hnff Tt i . :.,.
deal particularly with allegations
mismanagement of state funds in
ejection with the purchase of bono
' wn'cn unreasonably wide margins
pL, l 1 have been Pad certain
"itland bond house. '
Inasmuch as the auditors are not yei
h'ough with the audit of the book. In
that 'reasurer'8 office it is expected
mat the grand jury will recess and re
a at the convenience of the attor
Lneral Wh0 ' devoting his entire
Z 0 the assembling of informa
rela Ive to the conduct of the de
Partment by Hoff as well as by h!
oreaecessors in office.
Car Shortage In ,
Canada Holds Up
U.S. Shipments
t,aw,a' M"- 19 Hundreds of thou
cm.? J fl""ars worth f merchandise
"'"signed for export to the Unite.
is beinpf held up here owing to
whlZ " of forelS" railroad cars In
ha. k 8h'P ,he 00ds-- The situation
Krenderel more lnu,ltfc
New V I 8n embarS "Placed by the
shin J Ce"tral last Monday against
Wnu from Canada east of Buf-
Storm Sweeping Over
I St- Paul. Minn w.. , . .
I h " i,ensitv equals any experJ''"" Wenne
""''ed thl. i . , graph and long distance telephone
I 'teMtherL J t,r' 8UU PreVa"ed 'n communication In all directions was
I n Minnesota. South Dakota, crippled.
I .hi?hern Io a" north Wisconsin! The storm was accompanied by high
1 t"'.rn'n" S01"" of drawn! winds during the night which, how
f mri11"" lm a point fifteen ever, had diminished somewhat by
I 1 ik f"" the Twin Cities to! morning. The temeprature held around
I tB1 Sul'rior, running south of the! 32 above zero.
J'n about 39 miles, came re-1 Transcontinental trains on the Chl-
! iEof, hvy wet snow and highlcago. Milwaukee St. Paul road were
I ln no!h"n Iowa considerable being diverted to the Northern Pacific
. reported; northern Wfacon-1 between Minneapolis and Terry, Mon-
far south as Madison was cov-ltana, on accountof snow b ocka.l on
1 th ,now snd gem Dakota ex-1 the former road west of Aberdeen,
"need a hlisard j s,,ulh Dakota. Through seniee on
'" the Twin cities electric Hght and! the latter has been tied up for two
wires were crippled. Street cars' dW by heavy snow ln Montana anc
an.ving witn diffli-ultr. Te!e-,!Scuth Dakota.
meriea Remonstrates
Against Plan of Allies
To Enforce Hun Payment
Washington, March 19. "Strom?
monstrances;-' have been made by tne
American government against ruling
of the allied reparations commission
that under the peace treaty, sale or
certain German property in m-u.raf
countries can be forced if necessary to
satisfy the Initial payment of ths Ger
man Indemnity.,
.Under-Secretary Polk 'of the state
department, writing today to Senator
Henderson, democrat, Nevada, said "A
further protest" was In Dreoaratinn as
such a construction of the treaty was
contrary to an official interpretation
Repair Ship, Tug
And Lighter Sent
To Salvage H-l
Los Angeles, Cal., Mar. 19. A Uni
ted States navy repair ship accompan
ied by a tug. and a lighter left San
Pedro today for Margarita Island, off
Lower California, to attempt to sal
vage the submarine ifl-. The submar
ine went ashore there last Thursday
night, with a loss of the commanding
officer and three seamen. The relief
expedition leaving today carried a com
plete wrecking outfit.
Negro Riddled
By Shots When
Resisting Law
Baltimore, Md., March 19. Ria
died by shots and probably mortally
wounded; V. A. Scott, a negro, s
captured early this morning after a
desperate three hour battle wage from
a barricaded house. Two policemen
were wounded In the fracas and an
other mistaken for the hunted man
was shot three times by policemen and
beaten b$-a mob before it was learned
he was not the man.
An exchange of greetings between a
white dentist and another white man,
according to the police, inspired a
crowd of negroes with the belief that
the dentist and his friend were look
lug for prey for the dissecting table,
and they started to beat the two
whites. Two policemen in plain cloth
es arrested one of the negroes whose
friends turned their wrath upon the
officers and succeeded In releasing the
prisoner. The negro fled, firing his
pistol as he ran. The chase ended
only when he entered a house in West
Saratoga street.
A riot call brought reserves from
three districts and several of the po
licemen entered the house while the
other held the negro at bay. The po
licmen In the house chopped away a
part of the floor, making "loop holes"
through which they fired the contents
of two heavily charged shotguns.
Windstorm Does
Million Dollar
Wheat Damage
Topeka, Kan., Mar. 19. Loss to
wheat growers caused by Uie worst
windstorm Kansas has ever known
will reach at least one million dollars,
according to S. D. Fioran, federal
meteorologist here.
Reports reaching the federal weath
er station Indicated that the heaviest
damage was felt in the south central
part of the state. The winter drought
was still In force, according to state
ments by weather bureau officials,
and the winds swept the highlands,
carrying wheat and dirt into lower
ground only to bury grain planted
there. The wheat "simply blew away"
said Mr. Fioran.
. "It cannot be said that the wheat
crop was destroyed," he continued,
"for considering the Increased acre-
whiia it Venn devastated In some
parts of the state, it Will pull through
in other parts.
Hanging on
i,.t,nm, .ervire between St. -Paul and
exchanged between Germany and the
allied powers.
Mr. Polk's letter was In response to
an inquiry by Senator Henderson re
garding reports that Great Britain had
requested that German property and
an the rights of German citizens In
electrical enterprises in South America
be taken over by the commission and
i subsequently transferred to Great
Britain as part of the Indemnity due
It by Germany.
Mr. Polk said the state department
had no Information as to this, but
added i
Bonus Proposal
For Washington
Veterans to Pass
Olympia, Wash., Mar. 19 Introduc
tion at the special session of the Wash
ington legislature convening here Mon
day, of a soldiers' honus bill providing
for a payment of H5 to former service
men for each month spent in actual
servio. was practically assured, mem
bers of the Joint aproprlation commit
tee last night of a tentative measure
sponsored by fhe American Legion and
the veterans of foreign wars.
The bill, as presented by the two or
ganizations, provides for a bond issue
of $11,000,000 to be retired from the
proceds of an annual mill tax levy.
Under Its provisions, conscientious" o
jectors and persons who have been
dishonorably discharged from the esrv
ice, would be barred from participat
ing in the bonus.
Turks Organize
.Jo. Hock; Allies?.
Plan of Division
Constantinople, Mar. 19. Leaders
of the Turkish nationalists from Azer
baijan to Palestine seem to be co
operating ln a movement to oppose al
lied proposals for a peace unfavorable
to Turkey. Men closely associated with
Mustapha. Kemal, leader of the na
tionalists, have been skilfully promot
ing opposition to all foreign Interfer
ence, It ls asserted, and the Arabs,
Kurds and other tribes are said to be
aligned with forces planning to check
mate any movement on the part of the
entente looking to the partitioning of
the country.
The whole movement seems to be
political rather than religious. Wheth
er boleshevism enters into the situa
tion has not as yet deevloped.
Turkish newspapers frankly say tut
allies cannot muster sufficient strength
to force an unacceptable peace upon
the country. They point to Captain
Gabriele D'Annunzlo's defiance and
other instances in jrhich the allies
have been powerless to enforce orders.
With the exception of the Maras..
incident there have been no massacres
of Christians, although there are large
numbers of Armenians and Greeks at
the mercy of the Turks In Asia Minor.
These people are living in terror lest
they be attacked when the peace terms
are made known.
French detachments are reported to
be meeting stubborn resistance in their
effort to occupy districts northeast o
Aleppo, where British troops were for
merly stationed.
Americans ln Asia Minor have been
requested to remain absolutely neutral
in the event of disorders in districts
occupied by foreign armies.
Hungarian Treaty
Termed Sentence
Of Death, Report
Paris, Mar. 19. The Hungarian
peace treat ! a "entenc of death."
Count Albert Apponyl, head of the
Hungarian peace commission declares
in the first of two articles he has giv
en to the Associated Press.
The decision of the allies was based
on one-sided information, and Hun
gary never got a chance to present
"the facts of her own problems from
her own point of view," he says.
Analyzing the treaty, he declares
that it tnkes away from Hungary two
thirds of her territory and population
and gives to what is left defenseless
frontiers, everywhere open to hostile
Hungary was opposed to the war
snd Count Tisza, her prime minister,
objected to the ultimatum to Bervls,
but he was dragged in by her allies,
he says ln conclusion.
Berlin. Mar. 19 A representative of
the Vosxlche Zeltung. who went over
Krupp's huge establishment at Essen
recently, states in his report that the
numb? of hands employed there Is
now 45,080. Before the war the num
ber was $9,000 and during the war.
owing to the excessive demand for war
materials, the number was Increased
to 115,600.
Berlin SHU
Bayonet Rule
(By the Associated Press)
Berlin is still under the rule of
bayonets but troops royal to the
Ebert government patrol the streets.
Forces which supported the regime
set up last Saturday by Dr. Wolfgang
Kapp and his followers left Berlin
Radical Uprising Feared
, While radical elements have not
made organised attacks oh the capi
tal economic conditions are described
as serious. The resumption of power
by the constitutional government is
opposed by those who believe It bar
gained with ths reactionary leaders
who tried to seise control, and there
seems to be an urgent demand for
reorganization of the ministry, ' and
changes ln policy in important par
"Reports from Germany outside of
Berlin are of such a character that
a clear view of the situation ls hard
to obtain at preent. White It is said
Soviets have been formed In a num
ber of Important towns and cities
and In industrial districts, it does not
appear the movement is gaining mo
mentum. Communist sympathizers seem to
have met with stern opposition at
many points.
Fire On Troop
Ship Results in
Death of Two
San Francisco, Mar. 19. A fire ln
hatch number 1 of the United States
army transport resident uram on
March 11 caused the death by suffo
cation of George EfllBon. boatswains
mate, Baltimore, Md1., and Charles L.
Wray, Brooklyn, N. Y., the army trans
port service announced here today.
The President Grant was due in Yoko
hama from this port yesterday, Sha
is on her way to VlaclisvostoK to re
patriate Czecho-Slovak troops.
The men were suffocated by fumes,
according to a brief wireless message
received by the army transport service
here. The bodies were embalmed and
prepared for immediate shipment
home, it was announced.
The fire on the Grant followed a fire
on the transport Mount Vernon while
en route to Vladivostok from this port
a month ago, compelling her to put
back here for extensive repairs.
Hitchcock Says
Nothing Relative
To Booze Stand
Washington, March 19. Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska, the democratic
leader in the senate, declined today to
comment on published reports that his
telegram to a democratic dinner at
Omaha, Neb., March 11 was to be re
earded as an announcement of his
candidacy for the democratic prest
dentlal nomination on a wet planortii.
L The telegram, Senator Hitchcock
said, spoke for itself as setting fortn
his opinions on the liquor Issue for his
friends In Nebraska, where an attacr
had been made on him as a result of
the filing of petitions to pledge the
state delegation to support him for the
In the telegram, the senator said
that while he accepted unreservedly
the people's verdict against strong in
toxicants, he thought "a lawful way
will be found and ought to be found
to permit the manufacture and harm
less use of light wines and beers."
Turk Nationalist
Leaders Deported
By-British, Report
Constantinople, Mur. 19. Hallde
Edlb, the most prominent woman lead
er among the Turkish nationalists,
and Reouf Bey, deputy for Hlvas and
mouthpiece of Mustapha Kernel In the
cities; Cara Vassif Bey and several ori
er members of the chamber of deputies
have been deported, presumably to
Malta by the British. They were placed
on board the cruir Hebiscus today
shortly before that warship sailed.
When the Greeks lunded at Hym
gymrna and some Turks were killed.
Hatide Edib cast aside all traditions of
Turkish women. Hhe organized and
addressed mass meetings snd so In
flamed the Turks that the allied high
forbade further meetings. Hhe has
often been described In the British
press as a "firebrand and a dangerous
agitator." -
She was graduated from the Ameri
can woman's college here and won rec
ognition as a novelist and poet.
' Ottawa. Mar. 19. An increase of
$10S, 024, 832 In Canadian trade, both
Imports and exports was made In the
eleven months ending February 19
over the same period a year ago, ae
cording to statistics announced today
by the customs department. The total
for tbe past eleven months was 12.
U9.g48.iv4 as compared with $2,004.
421,472 for the same months a year
:: CHOKED ::
Spokane, Wash., Mar. 19.
William B. Nelson, city jailor,
, was choked to death early to
day tn the corridor of the -city
. jaH. Police declare Steve Po
taskey, arrested yesterday on
an Insanity suspect, was the
only prisoner outside the cells
at the time, and they believe
he was Nelson's siayer,
Potaskey later was overpow
ered after a struggle with
three officers who entered the
jail upon hearing screams. He
had escaped earlier In" .the
night, from a padded cell
where he was first confined,
and was. locked up ln a strong
cell. How he escaped from the
latter was unexplained early
Revolt Leaders
Had Planned on
War of Revenge
Berne, Mar. 19. Chanchellor Bauer
caused a sensation at yesterday's sit
ting of the German national assemnty
at Stuttgart when he revealed the con
ditions presented the government bj
Dr. Wrolfgang Kapp and General Von
Luettwltz before they left Berlin last
Saturday morning.
"They wished to prepare for a war
of revenge and plunge the country In
to another cataclyms," chled the chan
cellor. "Pitiless pulshment must come
to these offenders."
Phillip Scheldemann, leader of the
majority socialists, Herr Burlage of
the Center party, Herr Kron of the
German nationalists and Herr Becker
of the peoples party are unanimous in
their condemnation of the attempted
revolution, according to advices re
ceived here.
Berlin Again Cupltul.
Cqblenz, Mar. 19. The Ebert gov
ernment will return from Stuttgart to
Berlin tomorrow. The national assem
bly and the Prussian diet have been
convoked to meet ln Berlin Sunday,
Favorable Report
On Colby's Name
Given to Senate
Washington, March 19. The nom
ination of Butebrldge Colby to be
secretary of state, which has been the
subject of extensive hearings by the
senate foreign relations committee,
was favorably reported today by the
committee without a record vote.
The committee's report generally
was regarded as forecasting favorable
action by the senate, although It was
indicated that there probably would
be considerable debate.
Only a few minutes of 'discussion
preceded the commltteee'es decision.
There was said to have been a gen
eral agreement that Mr, Colby's state
ment yesterday hud made It unneces
sary to call additional witnesses.
Rocky Mountain
Region is Freed
From Dust Storm
Denver, Colo., Mar. 19. Normal
conditions were restored In the east
ern Rocky Mountain region today fol
lowing the worst wind storm ln nine
teen years which yesterday crippled
wire and train communication, caus
ed thousands of dollars property
damage and resulted In the loss of at
least four lives.
In addition to the three deaths re
ported ln Colorado yesterday Juan
Borado, 32, was killed when he step
ped upon a live wire on the streets of
Cheyenne, Wyo., where a 70 mile
gale played havoc with light and
power wires.
In Denver several automobiles were
wrecked by the wind, several collis
ions resulted, there were 47 fires and
huitillnza were damaged. Numerous
minor accidents resulted from the
In northwestern Colorado the dust
storm hid the sun for hours and the
tracks of the Colorado and Southern
railroad were covered so deeply with
sand at Wellington, Colo., that trains
were detoured over the Union Pa
rifle road. The Denver and Salt Lake
road was forced to suspend opera
tions in the mountainous district be
cause of a hundred mile gale which
swept the mountain pass at Taber-
Edward Roullier,
Famed As Artist,
Called By Death
Chicago, Mar. 19 Edward Roullier,
well known artist, died today after an
aoute attack of heart disease. Ths
French government recently made him
an officer "Instruction publlque" for
his efforts toward promoting friendly
relations betwen the United States and
He was born In Paris In 1858 and
educated at the Paris Lycee.
Hundreds Killed When
Troops aud Workers in
Mining Sections ClasE
fighting Reported From Nearly all Districts Where Severs
. and Laborers are Opposed!; Death Dealing Mey h
Parting Shot f Iron Div'sioa and Naval BrigaJcs b
Departure from BerEn .
London, Mar. 19. Hundreds of persons have been killed in
the mining districts of Germany in collisions between miners and
troops, it is declared in reports from Germany received at Copen
hagen, the Central News correspondent in that city telegraphs.
received from the btgi
towns In Germany, the message states
show that fighting Is proceeding In
nearly all the thickly populated areas
where soldiers and workers are op
posed. -
Death Volley Parting Shot. . .
London, Mar. 19. All. Germany
with the exception of "th southern
states Is rebellious and Berlin Is a
"barrel of gunpowder which may be
ignited t any time," says a Berlin dis
patch to the Exchange Telegrah com
pany filed at Berlin yesterday.
The dispatch describes the with
drawal from Berlin of ths Iron divis
ion and naval brigades, which march-
od down Unter Den Linden at 4: SO
o'clock yesterday afternoon In the
midst of a pouring rain. Crowds, the
majority of which were extremist radi
cal workers, looked on as company
after company filed down the street in
the direction of the Brandenburg gate
on their way to Doeberlts.
Women Wave Greeting. "
"Many soldiers smiled mockingly at
the crowd as though saying: 'Walt
a whllei we shall return.' " the mes
sage says.
From the Hotel Adlon elegantly
dressed women waved their handker
chiefs at the soldiers, this raising to a
white heat the anger of the workers.
They suddenly made a rush toward
the hotel and some actually Invaded
the vestibule before being repulsed by
a strong detachment of security troops
guarding the allied missions at the
"Hardly had the last soldier passed
the Brandenburg gate when the rear
guard turned and fired a vollry Into
the crowd standing In the street. Those
near the middle of the roadway had
no recourse but to fling themselves on
the pavement. Along Unter Den Lin
den, Sommerstrasse and Budapester
strasse, men started to run away.
Many of these were either killed or
wounded during the firing which but
ed for half a minute. Four dead and
ten wounded were carried Into the Ho
tel Adlon.
New CrMs Frtired.
"UAtnliaM rt ttija iinonHtv irunrrin
stationed at he Brandenburg gat did
not Interfere during the firing, being
few In number.
"Workers believe the soldiers may
return presently and bring on a nrlsls
more serious than that of the past few
days. They are particularly furious
over the appointment of General Von
Soecht as commander of forces here,
he being placed in the same category
as General Von Luettwlts."
20 Killed In Berlin
Coblensi, Mar. 18. Twenty personj
were killed when General Von Luett-
wltz's troops fired into the crowd as
the soldiers were leaving Berlin this
evening, aocordlng to Berlin advices
received here.
Troops of the Ehert government
were guarding the city and genera!
communist outbreak was still threat
ening, according to these advices.
Information direct from Berlin this
evening was that the Independent so
cialists had decided to .continue the
strike. Food conditions were report
ed serious, as r.o trains had come In
to Berlin for five duye,
Luettwlts lOsenpes
London, Mar. 19. General Von
Luettwlts Is reported to have left Ber
lin by airplane and It was Impossible
to arrest him while the Iron division
was In the city, says a Berlin dis
patch to the Exchange Telegraph
company. In fact tne aispatcn says it
is not known whether orders for the
arrest of Luettwlts or Dr., Wolfgang
Kapp. chancellor of the reactionary"
government, were ever Issued.
New York, Mar 19 William
Jennings Bryan celebrated his
sixtieth birthday In New York
today. He arrived here this
morning from Washington to
speak at a banquet to be given
In his honor by friends at the
Aldlne club tonight, '
Copenhagen, Mar. 19, Warrants have been issued for the ar
rest of General Ludendorff and of Colonel Bauer, characterized
as Ludendorffs "right hand man," says a dispatch to the Social
Demokraten from Berlin today. f
Amerongen, Mar. 19. (By the Associated Press) Evidence
that an extremely close guard has been placed by the Dutch gov
ernment over Former Emperor William wa3 obtained today. Police
officers were detailed to follow him, a few steps in the rear,as he
walked about the garden of the Bentinck castle here.
London, Mar. 19, A bomb exploded outside the British em
bassy in Berlin last night as a naval division was marching past,
a dispatch says. Several persons were killed or injured, but tha
embassy apparently suffered no damage.
Von Bernstoff
Given Berth on
German Cabinet
Copenhagen, March . 19. Count
Von Bernstorff, former ambassador
to the United States, will be minister
of foreign affairs In a reorganised
German cabinet, according to advices)
reaching here today. The slate la
printed by the Hamburg Nachrlchten.
which declares Its Information cams
from a reliable quarter. f
Dr. Bchlffer, vice-premier and min
ister of Justice, will become chancel
lor, according to this program and
General Von Seeoht will become min
ister f defense.
Captain Fisher Cuno. general man
ager of the Hamburg American
Steamship line ls slated for the min
istry of finance,
Niwke Resigns, Rumor
Copenhagen, March 19. Both Gu
tav Noske, minister of defense In tho
Ebert government, and Dr. K. W. W.
Heine, Prussian minister of tne in
terior, have resigned, according to
dtspatdh from Stuttgart quoting th
Hamburg Fremrtenblntt,
Youths Arrested
For Theft of Car
Two Years Ago
An auto theft mystery of more than
two years' standing was said by police
hero today to have boen solved with
the arrest of RussbII Ayerly, II, and
Raymond Ayerly, 20, his brother, on
Information from the sheriff at Bakers
field, Cel., that they are wanted ther
on a charge of grand larceny. Tn
Ayerly brothers admit that they tola
the auto more than two years ago, nut
claim that the affair was settled. Th
"to was recovered In Montana several
months ago,
The brothers were arrested Thurs
day afternoon by Officer L Morelocfc
8, few minutes after the receipt of
letter from Sheriff IT. B. Newell, at
Bakersfleld asking that they be arrest
ed. Tho pair will be held in the Jail
here pending extradition, proctedlns,
by Bakesfleld authorities.
Convicted LW.W
File Petition To
Secure Re-Trial
Montesano, Wash,, Mar. 19. Motion
for a new trial for the seven I. W. W.
convicted her Saturday for the slay
ing of Warren O. Grimm, one of th
four victims of the Centralla Armis
tice day tragedy was filed this morn
ing by Defense Attorney George V.
Vandeveer. Arguments on the motion
are expected Monday.
Th motion ls asked on the grounds,
first, that Juror Harry Heller entered
the J iry box prejudiced to the extent
that he believed all of the defendants
guilty; second an eror of law to which
the defense took exceptions and tmr
that l he verdict was contrary to the
law acd evidence.
The seven convicted defendants for
whom the new trials is asked ar Brltt
Smith, Bert Bland, James Mclnerney,
Kay Becker, Eugene Barnett and John
New York, March 19 A verdict
of not guilty was returned by a Jury
In the federal district court here to
day tn the case of J. D. Weber, secre
tary of the Pictorial Review company,
who was charged with attempting to
bribe an agent of the Internal revenue
department to falsify the Income tax
return of the corporation.