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Z- ' -T untuu, MUM DAY, MAY 3. 1920.
Washington, May S. Two American
Jns. Ebeo Francis Greenlaw an!
'SI . kttM, Mlcan
. JL. vMterday, the state depart-
M"" . .4 .,!,
embassy in Mexico City.
TV killings occurred at Palazadas,
bout Irom Mexico Clty-
Greenlaw was employed by a British
lumber firm. "
The state department announced
that it has requested the Mexican gov
ernment througn me
Dassy to take "effective measures'
immediately, for apprehension and
punishment of the assassins.
informed today by the
Pioneers A ui0 A
Champoeg to Observe
Birthdav of Orednn
Washington, May 3. American de
frayers ' have been ordered to Vera
Crut and Tamplco to protect Amer
The navy department acted on the
request of the state department, where
it was explained today that the war
thips would take aboard Americans
In those ports in event that should
become necessary. . , '
It was said that the vessels would
not Intervene in Mexican affairs and
that their dispatch was a precaution
ary measure. Only the cruiser Sacra
mento Is now on the east coast of
Mexico. She w:is last reported at Tam-
By H. K. Browne
Measured by the age of the records
of mankind on earth, the length of a
single generation, or even a sinBle
century, is but a short span. But there
are single lives that are privileged to
see greater events and greater pro
gress than are recorded in a dozen
centuries of the past. There, is a ten
dency among all men, as there has
been Jor many a dayi Ao look on the
"good old times" and wish for a share
of life as it used to be. Perhaps the
student of the twentieth centurv. will
look back upon the romance that is
aeaa, just as we are prone to look
back on the picturesque events of co
lonial days and the organization of
the first provisional government west'
of the Rocky Mountains, and its de
velopment, with a feeling that we lost
much by not living when these sig
nificant things were happening. This
sentiment was manifested in word
and action at Champoeg Saturday af
ternoon when a little band of pl.
neers met to pay tribute to those fif
ty two sturdy men women did not
Vote ln those days who stepped on
one side of a line, with Joe Meek as
the leader, to determine this all im
portant Question. . ,
These anniversary occasions at
Champoeg are as profitable as they
are interesting, and the meeting last
Saturday w as not an exception to the
general rule, except, perhaps, from a
standpoint of attendance. !
Early in the forties the sturdy pio
neers of Missouri and other sections
east of the Mississippi began to look
with longing eyes over the great di
vide which separated them from tho
fertile lands occupied by the Indians.
If they did not sing, at least they
This is the land we long have '
. -j sought,
And mourned because we had
: And as non-possesslpn of a thing
desired always enhances its supposed
value, the desire to possess the abid
ing place of the poor Indian soon be
came an all pervading subject of dis
cussion. Word came to the one hun
dred two white settlers of this terri
tory that a colony was coming' pver
the great hills, and It was this infor
mation that seemed to make a provis
ional government of great importance.
From remarks made by the several
speakers assembled on the memor
able grounds much interesting history
was obtained; and the stories, though
often told, are always new.
Wonderful developments have tak
en place since that eventful second
day of May, 1843, when Joe Meek
made a line in the dirt with the heel
of his boot at Champoeg, and him
self leading the way, asked all ho
favored the organization of a provis
ional government to stand with hiin
on the one side, and all opposed tf
stand on the other. Here they stood,
these Oregonians, fifty two of them
in the affirmative and fifty in the
negative. It was a measure of .great
moment to Oregon, full of difficulties
as it was. But how well these difflcul
ties were overcome is seen in the re
markable development of this coun
try since that question was deemed
by our forefathers. If we look at the
situation judiciously we are forced iq
the conclusion that never ln all the
history of Oregon were greater move
ments under way than those of the
immediate present. The man who lives
today cannot say with the dreamer
that "the age of romance Is dead.
New York, May J. Tony Tazlo, 30
years old, detained by the department
of justice against number of radicals
involved In the bomb outrages last
June, committed suicide early today
by hurling himself from a window on
the fourteenth floor of a Park Row of
fice building where the department
headquarters are located.
Chief William J. Flynn, of the de
partment, said today that Taxio was
one of several anarchists who were
arrested tn connection with the bomb
explosions of June 2 last, and had
been detained at headquarters as a
government witness for six weeks.
Arrest Is I'uknown.
The June bomb attacks included the
homes of Judge Charles C. Nott, of
general sessions court In New York
and Attorney General Palmer at Wash
Ington. The explosions resulted irt the
death of two persons.
Tazio's suicide revealed for the first
time that any important arrest ever
had been made-in connection with the
Chief Flynn said that the man's real
name was Andrae Salsedo.
He admitted, according to Chief
Flynn, that it was he who printed the
pink circulars, copies of which were
found In the vicinity of homes wreck
ed by the bombs.
baisedo was a printer and writer.
He was sleeping with another govern
ment witness when he got up. went to
Instead he should realize that he is ! th,e T"1 rom nd JP m the
in the midst of the most dramatic
period in history. Perhaps we do not
realize it; but to stop for a moment
and think that less than at century
ago there were but one hundred two
men in this territory is convincing,
indeed. For years following the es-
Missionary's Experiences at Hands
of Chinese Bandits Is of ''Stranger
Than Fiction" Type: Known In Salem
No reports of any disturbances ln
either Vera Cruz or Tampico- have
been received by the state depart
ment, but revolutionary outbreaks
have occurred near both ports.
Adrlces to the government today
aid the line between Mexico City and
Vera Cruz had been out but they did
not indicate the extent of damage.
This line runs through the "northern
part of the state of TIaxcala, the
governor and military commander
of which were reported last Week to
. have joined the Sonora revolution.
Rebels Mov South.
A&ua Pi ieta, Sonora, Mex., May 3.-
Revolutionary troop s were ' being
moved south and east today. - Those I finally managed to escape from
lolng south will join others in the captors on March 11.
mountain dividing Chihuahua nnd So- Dr. Shelton's second . press inter
num to invade Qhthuahua.' - The oth-view in America since his escape, will
n will re-lnforce General Angel Flo-Lsive Capital Journal readers a glimpse
resin his march on the port of Mazat-lPf his adventures
(Continued on page four)
Worn and haggard from the prlva-:
tlons ho hnB undergone, Dr. A. L. Shel
ton,, whose capture by bandits on
the Tibetan border, on January ' 3,
1920, aroused international. c6mment,
arrived in San Francisco on the "Em-
Impress "of Asia," last ... Thursday, fie
lan, military headquarters announced.
Troops from southern Sonora and
Sinaloa, It was said, also would be sent
eastward In a converging movement
o the ctiy of Torreon, and the rich
t-aguna district of Coahulla. ' The
troops that retailed against Carranza
in Chihuahua already are marching
toward Horreon, it wa announced.
' Aceordlng to military leaders here
ie plans of the revolutionists all cen
to on a drive as quickly as possible on
Answers To "30"
St.. Paul, Minn.. Mav a .
. tor thirty one venm n
rratr in the Associated Press" died
H ?ome here earlv todav after ..
more than two months.
was the first operator into
Min..l.l. ... '
12, M,.nn" ntt" 'he disastrous
d .n 8e,temb" ,1, 1894, and
, "We had been stationed in and
near Batang since 1905 but new plans
were arranged in the fall of 1919 and
I had made preparation for departure
to Yunnan province (China), of which
Yunnan Fu Is the capital. We left Ba
tang on November 18, journeying
south toward Yunnan by caravan.
Had traveled for 47 days when cap
tured. v ,
"Our assailants numbered 71 and
were typical bandits of the interior
districts. They had formerly been
soldiers, but when the Tibetan govern k
ment had failed to pay them for five
months and had refused to advance
aid on the arrears, they rebelled, shot
their - officers and started out for
Gun Ransom Asked
"Whey, they took me, they demand
ed a ransom of $50,000 worth of guns
,and ammunition. These things they
needed badly, despite the fact that
they had plenty of money of their
"I told them It was no use for
them to demand this, as I wouldn't
travel through there. It took a great
amount of argument to make them
understand that I would die before I
would sign any demand paper or per
mit efforts to secure ransom money
for my release.; , . . .,-
"Finally becoming convinced .that
they were wasting time on this point,
they changed their demands, sending
word to the governor of Yunnan prov
ince that they would release me pro
vided that they were pardoned for
all past offenses. (This Included any
and all crimes they had committed
during their three years of outlawry.)
Robbers Eyulc Strategy
"THe province executive agreed to
this and negotiations were nearly
completed when he decided that he
could capture the band. Secretly he
took steps to do this, but the robbers
received word of the move against
them by the authorities and fled,
taking me with them.
'For nearly three months they wan
dered about through the Tibetan
wilds, successfully evading the gov
ernment forces, although the s'Jdiers
were after them all the time and
making every effort , to round them
un in a country where the advant
ages were all with the bandits.
"We wer kept on the move day
and night and in February I became
so ill that it was Impossible for me
to ride the mule on which I had been
mounted. They rigged up a pole drag
and carried In this fashion for six days
more, desnite the fact that I was in
bad precedent and making It impossi
ble for other missionaries to live or
icials Probe Huirt's
Record for 'Evidence
of Further Murders
drew Wateor?a,'!t May ' 3 Walter ble career of Watson. They were the
fewa bim . "U1" ai'eg'ed . cag. of Mrg. F, B. Rose of Los Molinas,
"wuntv h . murdere'-. lay
nth, trL "Vm today '-" re
''"" h. tT W0U"d" dieted on
Lveat!gton were -
i,tlon& ThL r Cheok on nls r've
""""ioi. of t0 date' include 'he
ho ' which i'e murder. including
bv 8aIt1, he kiIle1 the
wi n ."ng them over the
luci, hc n hammers, and three In
4 ld thm .Khem under water
"narriag6 St f twelve "d-
Today ft t i
Ui.he,Tly 0f Lol! Angles
St ln 1910 at Tecum-
th. tZ2 8 f "tep daUBhter
T"." whomu ot a man named
fau,f.lly.!'a the woman and
ll nK. appeared' a"d Hess
Cal., nnd two unidentified women.
Mrs. Rose, It. was learned, was a wid
ow; through her husband's estate she
acquired some land near Los Molinas,
worth about $7000 and shortly there
after she disappeared. She was last
seen late in October, 1919, It is alleged.
Deeds and a power of attorney to Wat
son, tor her property near Los Molinas
were found .In his effects here. It was
at Los Holinas that he planned to
start a bank, according.to documents
found in' his possession.
The second case relates to a woman
whose unclad body, wrapped In canvas
was found In Martinez canyon with the
head beaten in, In the manner Wat
son Is alleged to have said he killed
two of his victims. It was discovered
last November, and physicians said it
""'WClOn Was ni-ora
WB,7"l the two women
as the same man.
Pi. . ll,
i r' l""r Hardv. ..": "
. ngei,., , "uare now
. SCOndUion would per-
,D.TertoM d-aths of
H T, unl-f"vetiga-relati"g
to the possi-
be ransomed on account of setting aa gerjous conditlon. At the end of the
sixth day they decided that I was go
ing to die and they halted at a small
hamlet where they concealed me ln
the loft of a wretched barn. This loft
wan full of rice straw and I was tak
en there at 8 o'clock in the morning
and was left there for five days white
four of tbe robbers guarded the place
and permitted none of the villagers to
"This five days of rest was my sal
vation, for on the sixth morning l
was somewhat improved. One man
was sent to tell' the chieften of the
band that I was able to travel and to
come and get me. On the afternoon
of this day, only an old man was left
to take care of me, the remaining two
.,r,iM ninir off somewhere. Late In
the day this old man came to me, cry
Ing that the soldiers were coming.
"This was untrue insomuch as the
small detachment of troops that had
arrived was not In search of. this par
ticular band but were investigating
the looting of a Chinese mission sta
tion. However, this rumor frightened
away all the bandits and their vil
lager friends. I succeeded in attract
ing the attention of the soldiers, who
discovered me and took me from my
enforced hiding place.
; "As the bandits bad taken all the
horses in that district, the subordi
nate officer in charge of the small
force had difficulty In getting me out
of that country. I was helped from
village to village, however, and final
ly reached Magai, where a magis
trate and a number of soldiers were
stationed. From here I telegraphed
my wife of. my safety. Upon learning
of my escape, the governor of Yun
nan sent 200 soldiers to escort me to
In China Since l0S
Mr. Shelton was sent to nin in
W 8hory thereaftp, , , !nad been buried flve or "lx months
Cl -after fim , ? h ,.8,S0.The body In that case. In addition to
raises. Kl, ''n't in we "".the head wounds, had been slashed
knife about the
three times with a
The third case was that of a woman
found near Omaha, Neb., last Novem
ber and never Identified, according to
thu authorities of Douglas county,
Nebraska, the crime tallied almost er-!19o3 by the Christian church foreign
actly with the manner tn which tne mlBsionlt society of Nortn America.
Deloney woman was killed, as detailed: Ag a medical missionary, he built
in Watson's alleged confession. TheB(,veraj hospitals.
head had been beaten in, the body jjis work on the Tibetan border
denuded and a sandy ledge was the na given hi man International repu-
place of burial. Sheriff Cline had I .
wired for further details. I (Continued on page eight)
windoiv without rousing his compan
Other Suspects Hold.
Mr. Flynn admitted that several
other men had been arres'ed in con
nection with the plots, that they had
confessed to participating and that
they had agreed to turn government
He declined, , however, to give the
names or to explain "what part they
From Chief Flypn and N. C. Donato,
Saleedo's lawyer, It was learned that
the circulars had been printed In an
Italian " printing establishment in
Brooklyn where Salsedb was employ
According to Donato, his client's em
ployer asserts that Salsedo must have
done the work ln his spare4Ime with.
out his knowledge. He admitted, how
ever, that the circular headed "plain
words' 'and signed "anarchist fight
ers' had been turned out on his press
According to Donato, Salsedo, who
came to this country about five years
ago, did not know English and was
not "a man of action." His attorney
said that when anarchists asked him
to print the pink circulars, he did not
appreciate the gravity of his act,
Feared for Life.
Chief Flynn said that Salsedo and
other government witnesses had ex
pressed fear of being murdered by the
anarchist plotters If it became known
they had confessed!
At their own suggestion quarters
were arranged for them In the Park
Row building. Saleedo's wife was al
lowed to visit him frequently. She Is
said to have spent much of yesterdaj1
.News of Salsedo's death will give
the (irut information to some of his
former confederates, Chief Flynn said,
that some of the conspirators had
been for a long time ih custody.
Baltimore, Md., May 3. Senator
Hiram W. Johnson of California, and
Major General Leonard Wood are
fighting It out at the presidential
preferential primury today for the
sixteen votes of Maryland at the re
publican national convention. The
democrats have no contest and the
delegates will go to San Francisco
Congressional primaries also are
being held. United States Senator
JoMi Walter Smith, democratic 'in
cumbent, will be renominated with
out opposition and Ovington E. Wel-
ler of Baltimore county, has a clear
field for the republican senatorial
Weather clear and cool,
Panama, May 3. Several thousand
Panamans last night marched through
the streets In torchlight parade as a
protest against the acquisition by tne
United States of the major portion of
Taboga Island for the purpose of for
tification as a part of the Pacific de
fense scheme of the Panama canal. An
automobile In which General Pershing
was driving to a ball ln his honor at
the Union club, was halted by the pro
cession and forced to return to the
Tivoll hotel. .
Mobs later formed in the streets and
Irresponsible persons threw rocks at
prominent Panama officials, a few of
whom were Injured. Mounted police
men, acting on orders of Mayor Boyd,
charged and disposed the demonstrators.
Major General Chase W. Kennedy,
commander of the American troops m
the canal xone, following receipts of
reports of rock throwing, ordered all
American officers attending the ball
to leave Immediately.
Washington, May S. Bill-
inzs, Mont.. 15.100. increas A
ings, iont.. 15.1 DO. increase at
S069 or 50.S percent.
Aberdeen, Wash., 15,337. In-
crease 167 or 13.3 percent.
Washington, Pa., 21,480, in-
crease 2702 or 14.4 percent. '
Frankfort, Ind., U.58S. in- 4c
crease 2951 or 34.2 percent.
" Long .Beach, Cal., . 55,593,
Increase 37,784 or 212.2 per
. Pomona. Cal., 13,505, in-
crease 3298 or $2.3 percent.
Durham. N. C. 21.719. In-
crease $478 or 19.1 percent.
Laundry Safe Is
Broken By Yeggs
Yeggs Invaded the offices of the
Capital City Laundry, Broadway and
Gaines avenue, at 3 o'clock Sunday
morning, hammered the door of the
safe in, stole $8 In cash, $12 in bills
and a bundle of canceled checks and
made their escape without leaving so
much as one clue. Chief of Police
Welsh, who investigated the robbery
soon after It waa reported, today said
that he is without one clue to work
upon, except vague theories that may
prove groundless. In the investiga
tion he was aided by Sheriff Needham
and Deputy Bowers who made unsuc
cessful attempt o -develop finger
prints. This was made impossible be
cause of the heavy dust that covered
the safe and surrounding objects. .
The yeggs gained entrance to the
building by removing a window. Un
like most safe crackers, they did not
use oxy-acetlyne burner or nltro-gly-cerlne,
but used a heavy hammer and
blacksmith's punch with which they
battered two holes, about five inches
In diameter, ln the door of the safe.
They then knocked the lock off, and
piled The pieces on fop of the safe,
After removing. the contents of the
safe the buaglars rifled the desks In
the office, scattering papers and draw
ers over the floor.
A man told police that he heard
muffled blows in the building when
he was a block away, but, neighbors
residing witntn 20 feet of the laundry
were not awakened.
Simultaneous with the report. of the,
safe-cracking at the laundry a report
was received from Sheriff Kendall at
Albany that a bank had been robbed
there at three o'clock. He declared
that a negro had been seen running
from the bank to mount train No. 62.
bound north. Officers Victor, W. J.
and J. F. White met the train but fail
ed to find the suspect bank robber,
Several men were reported to have left
a freight that reached the yards a lit
tle earlier and disappeared through
the trees west of the Yew Park school,
The cracking of the safe at the laun
drythe first "big" Job In Salem for
many months recalls a report made
to police about a week ago by a con
ductor on a Southern Pacific train
that he overheard three men on the
train plotting to "pull a Job" ln this
city. The trio left the train here, and
came downtown the night the report
was received, but trace was then lost
of them. Police held today that It was
quite likely that the Capital City laun
dry incident might be the first of a
series of burglaries they planned here.
to Crippled and
Aged On Sunday
It was a gladsome day Sunday for
many old and crippled persons in Sa
lem. Sights that they never before
dreamed of ere revealed to them when
they were taken in automobiles con
tributed by public spirited citizens
over "blossom routes" In Marion and
Polk counties. For several hours In
the afternoon numerou autoloads of
wide-eyed, delighted old rnen and la
dies were shown the wonders of the
valley as painted by the brushes of
The Idea to take the old citizens of
the city who have not had an oppor
tunity to see the blossoms orglnated
with Clyde Rice, city treasurer, and
member of the board of directors of
the Commercial club. The plan was
adopted by the directorate at Its meet
ing last week.
Such exclamations as "Oh!!"- "Did
you ever?" "My goodness," "Isn't that
Juit too wonderful for words?" burst
from the autos as the drivers drove
slowly through the blossoming orchard
districts. The aged people declared
that they have not enjoyed a, treat so
much In many months, and expressed
regret that they could not ride through
the valley, discerning here and there
the most beautiful sights, all day long.
The obliging and public spirited clt-i
lns who contributed cars for the oc-1
caslon were: Fred A. Erlxson, William j
At. Hamilton, A. a. oouinwica oi ruinl
county, W. T. Rigdon, C. A. Davidson,
A. M. Hansen, O. J. Hull, Lloyd T.I
Rigdon and T. E. McCroskey, manager
of the Commercial club.
Member of Audit Bureau of Circuit. Uos
Associated Press Full Leased Wire
- PRICE S
Fifty Killed When Storm
Wrecks Oklahoma Town;
Isolation Hinders Relief
Muskogee, Okla., May 3. Thirty-seven bodies have been re
covered by rescuers from wrecked houses in the storm demolish
ed town of Peggs, according to a telephone report from Tahlequah.
This afternoon was brought from Peggs by the first man to ar
rive from there today. , '
s Twenty of these bodies are reported to have been taken
from one building alone.
The little village of Peggs is ln the
foothills on the northern border of
Cherkoo county about sixty miles east
ot Tulsa. The place Is off the railroad.
Tahlequah, fifteen miles south, is the
nearest railroad station.
Thos familiar with the roads say It
Is vlrtually'tmpossible to reach Peggs
by motor car.
The Tulsa Tribune started a news
paperman by airplane to the stricken
district this morning.
: Relief Is Rushed.
Muskbgoe, Okla., May 3. Fifty per
sons are reported killed and more than
150 injured ln a storm that is said to
have destroyed the little town of Peggs
Okla., Cherokee county, last night.
A special train carrying doctors and
nurses and equipment left Muskogee
for Peggs this morning. All doctors
and nurses In Tahlequah ilso have
gone. Virtually every store ln Tahle-
by Dry League
( Westervllle, Ohio, May 3. The Anti-Saloon
League of America, through
Dr. P. A. Baker, its general superin
tendent today placed Its stamp of
didates. They are Hoover, Wood, Low
fden, McAdoo, Hughes, Polndexter and '
Mr, Baker's statement says the'
"prohibitionists of the country can
safely support any of these men If
The statement Is taken by league
men to mean that no other candidates
quah, which is the county seat of! mentioned as possibilities up to data
Cherokee county, has closed and sev.
eral hundred people have gone to
Peggs to do rescue work.
Direct communication " wth the
stricke n town was . Impossible this
have the league's approval and that'
the dry organization will fight all otti
ers heretofore mentioned by It and
not Included In this list. They ara
Harding and Johnson, republicans.
morning as all wires from Muskogee and Cox and Edwards, democrats.
to Peggs are down.
Reports to the Muskogee Times
Democrat from Locust Grove and
Tahlequah, where dead and Injured
from Peggs are being taken said that
not a house was left tanding in Peggs.
Only three buildings remained
standing after the storm had passed.
Whole '. families were crushed to
death when their homes were torn to
pieces.. Nine members of the Levens
family were killed; seven of the Little
field family, eight persons by the name
of Frank and five members of the
Wllkerson family are numbered
among the dead.
Forty-two pofflns are being sent to
the scene from Tahlequah, This Is as
many as could be found ln the city.
Temporary' hospitals have been or
ganized amid the wreckage and scores
of severely Injured , are being given
first aid. Those who can stand the
trip to Tahlequah are- being taken
there where they will be placed ln
Announcement also was made that'
further investigations ot other pos
sible candidates will be made. To
day's statement also reaffirms previ
ous declarations that the Anti-Saloon
league has no special candidate to of-,
fer to either the republican or demo
cratic national, conventions.
Fire on Sunday
Lives of numerous patients at tho
Willamette Sanitarium, Winter and
Ferry and Trade streets, were prob
ably saved Sunday morning by city
firemen who succeeded In extinglieh
ing Several flies on tlio roof and a
blase that had ' gained considerable
headway in the basement, The, fir
was reported at 8:40 ft. m. by Dr. B.
F. Pound. , ., . .
The fire Is thought to have started
from a defective chimney through
which the fire burned, igniting the
woodwork surrounding the chimney.
Damage Is estimated to be light. ,
When the firemen arrived "several
of the patients, mlndles of their hurt
and pains, quickly dressed themselves
in bathrobes or other gowns and nun
rled from the building.
While one of the fire engines waa
stlil at the sanitarium another call
came from a house at 14th and B
streets where a small blaze had '
gnav.ed Its way through the roof. The
other two engines hurried to this fire'
and had It put out when the third en
gine relumed from the sanitarium.
Rome, May 2. Production of syn
thetic ammonia is announced by Dr.
Casale, prominent In the Italian chem
ical Industry, who says he has solved
the problem by the use of upeclal ma
chinery and a chemical reagent of his
The process requires no material ex
cept air and water and works auto
matically without expense for atten
tion, energy or material. It forces a
mixture of nitrogen and hydrogen
through catalyzing-tubes at a pressure
of 270 atmospheres and transforms
the two gases Into pure ammonia.
Dr Casale expects soon to employ
units that will enable Italy to have
300,000 tons of ammonia for fertilizers
each year, besides surplus production
Tne undertaking is financed by, Chicago, May 8. More than 1000
American capital and the plant has, vacant apartments were thrown on
been visited by Alfred Denis, an Amer
ican commercial attache here, who
has reported to Washington.
Is Glutted With
New Bedford, Mass., May 8. A
strike of approximately 20,000 oper
atives went into effect at 87 cotton
cloth mills In this city today. The
walkout was occasioned by the post
ing of notices relative to working con
ditions for the loom fixers who were
required to operate more looms than
The loom fixers struck several
weeksago and their protest receiv
ed the support of the textile council
which ordered today's general strike.
Police kept strike pickets moving and
no disorder was reported.
The cloth mills affected are oper
ated by eighteen corporations with a
weekly pay roll of $357,000 and hav
ing 50,317 looms and 1,926,662 spindles.
Frank Michaels, near Pilot Rock,
lost 21 head of cattle ln an avalanche
of snow and rocks on Stewart creek.
the market over the week end, and
real estate dealers are tn a quandary
as a result. "
, Hundreds of families whose rentals
had been raised moved out May 1
without warning. Rents have advanc
ed In many cases from S Oto 300 per
cent, the agents pleading the law of
.supply and demand Justified the In
creases. Real estate agents estimate that
ten -thoutand fumiliea who received
notlve to move May 1, refused to do
so, defying the landlords because they
could find no place to move.
The unexpected vacating of more
than 1000 apartments has left the
landlords in doubt. Marty families
doubled up, two to an apartment anQ
others moved to hotels father than
pay increased rentals.
MQl'Oll TAX RAIISKD.
Manila, P. I. The Philippine legist
lature at Its recent extra session pass
ed a bill Increasing the tux on liquor,
cigars and cigarette, und enacted a
law Increasing the revenue derived'
from tax on Incomes, by reducing the
exemption for single ' persons from
$3,000 to $2,000, and for married per
sons from $4,000 to $3,000
A company has been organized to
run a line of airplanes- from Seattle
and Tacoma to Mount Rainier this
To Be Given Trial
Waterbury, Conn. Experiments In
community buying are to be tried
here through the assistance of public
spirited citizens, and based almost en
tirely on the excellent record of a
public market whlA was maintained
for a six months' period last year.
The public market was more or less
an exchange place for farm and gar
den products. The value of commodi
ties exchanged was placed by an agent
of the United States department of ag
riculture at more than $1,000,000. In
August 11, alone, $202,000 worth of
food was sold at prices underthe cur
Washington, May 3. The supreme court today refused to
grant the government's request for a re-hearing of the anti-trust
suit against the United States Steel Corporation. The court re
cessed today until May 17 without handing down a decision on
the constitutionality of the prohibition amendment and the en
forcement. Washington, May 3. Senator Poindexter's cancellation of hig
tour of Oregon for the republican nomination, it was explained at
his headquarters today was so he could return to Washington to
press his anti-strike bill.
New York, May 3. No effort will be made by the forces
supporting Senator Hiram W. Johnson for president to raise
$25,000 to meet a similar offer from the forces of Major General
Leonard Wood to guarantee the expense of a recount of primary
ballots in New Jersey, A, C. Joy, assistant eastern manager o
Senator Johnson's campaign announced today. 4