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Washington. May 7. A study of
peering In American industry,
mie under the auspices of the rail
nJ brotherhoods, was presented to
,1,,. railroad labor board today in sup
oort of the railway workers demands
L higher pay and to refute the
tharg that increased labor costs are
-.ponsible for the high cost of living
Prepared by VV. J. Lauck.. former
secretary of the war labor board, the
study seeks to show that profiteering
in industry is the fundamental cause
or high prices. It gives many statis
tics to support that contention.
Calling attention to the many war
Bade millionaires, the study contends
that the increase in the wealth of the
wealthy is an "unanswerable" refu
tation to all attempts to charge labor
"For, if Invested wealth, gets a
large return." says the study, "the
man who gives personal service or
labor is bound to get a smaller pro
portion." Sugar Profits Example
Of the extraordinary increase in
the price of sugar now amounting to
300 percent the study says, tne in
crease in labor cost paid Jay the con
' sumer was less than 15 percent. The
result of advanced prices, according
to the quoted reports of twelve com-
i panles, was pictured in the net prof
its of these concerns which It was said
: rose from an average of $11,000,000
during the years of 1912-1014 to $34,
000,000 for the years 1916-1918.
In the meat packing Industry
where profits were said to have in
creased between 300 and 400 percent
the labor item was shown so small
that a wage increase of 100 percent
would add less than five percent to
- the total cost of meat. The increase
in price between 1914 and 1918 was
shown as eight times the total labor
' cost and the 1918 price represented
25 times the total labor itemv
Profits absorb approximately one
, half the retail price of certain kinds
of cloth, the report declared, while
the labor item amounts to from one
fourteenth to one twentieth, of the
; priee. Similar relations were pictured
in the manufacture of men's gar
ments. Shoes, according to the study,
"furnish a splendid opportunity for
labor Bom-fits Little
, The profit Items in 1914, it was
charged, absorbed nearly one half the
price paid by the consumer, or near
1 lr three times the total labor-coat,
while In 1917 the profit items -amount
' ed to approximately three fifths of
the total prices and over five times
the total labor coat.
Increases in the retail price of bi
tuminous coal were shown at four
times the Increase in labor costs while
the proportion of the proceeds of the
Industry received by the coal oper
ator was shown as Increased from 75
to 400 percent.
Profiteering did not stop with the
armistice, the report declared, pre
senting figures to show that corpo
ration profits in 1919 were 110 per
' oent over the pre-war average which
means, the study added, that 191
profits were more than double, the
average for the years 1912-1914.
An average of $1200 per family of
five during the years 1910-1918 was
declared to be probably a highly con
servative estimate of the actual cost
of corporate profiteering to the con
sumer, Demands Summarized
Concluding his study Mr. Lauck
submitted the following general de
mands in the name of the railroad
"1 Labor In general, and railroad
aoor in particular, must have wage
".reuses proportionate to advances
m Jiving costs.
.n "?rIn the Presert cricis, and for
- "me to come, producers and mid
dle men must be restrained fmm H.
yuiclng prlces , exce8g of ,ncrease1
moor and material costs.
2 Pw.. . ....
- -. outers ana middle men
, mu refrain fro mlncludlmr income
Z; "cess "roti( taxes In their costs
" imaging them on to the consumer
- n added profit.
him v prlnclP1 of a living wage
Ja . aecpPted and established in
rwtn a norrnai production may be
. increased production
" all fields of Industry."
Bankers Opposed To
Government Loan To
Mo7t'hgt0n' Mtt 7 Bankers called
i:m,i.. "enate '"terstate commerce
th. u-. lodi,r did not
"ay th.n .. . ' . .
UB ttA Bovernment snould
rw", V! 00'000 additional to the
how new ro,lins "tock- They
fir,?!, ,hat no S""81 Dart ot
Jb WhiCn the ralIroad
f"r Bfw e,'"nated to be necessary
" Ine nl.l:
Hanauer of Kuhn Ti.h
Nw York i,i
, V ...! II 1.1 1 1 Ul
usetei) ,k "vestment bankers.
friod ... ' ensress
t"wi,i.., '".o,000 loan alreadv
i a a
fi, ' " lnf roads from five in
in th3!! that me "noney be'
lb-it th. """nt of terminals
''it. ,03''8 b go managed as
"" to moven,er,t of ars. and
' ,i tnmimum requirement.
' 'th!'LUmmln askd the opin
ani principal on .urn.
Hoover and Johnson
Define Positions Upon
League of Nations
New York May 7. Senator Hiram
f.?ll,n?," t "erb? Hoover have
Quarters as the leading'
.,, . T. " l
, ... me vuiuing presiaentiai cam-;
Senator Johnson, speaking of the re
cent California primary had this to
say In Washington:
"I am very glad Mr. Hoover accepts
so philosophically the result in Cali
fornia. Mr. Hoover savs his fHonrU
introduced no personal issue' but reg-
istered tneir protest at my 'extreme
opposition to any league to prevent f
troduced into the campSgcon-
ceivable issue, including personal
iv,al,tn. i 1
iu..uu vu ajr iraSue io prevent war
and reiliiPB .rm.m.nt. m .
Sorghum Growing Proposed In Salem
District as Means of Combatting High
Cost of Sugar;Qualities are Many
. "Sorghum larrup! Certainly
one of the best sweetenin's a 4c
fellow ever tackled," is the
statement of an old time sugar
mill operator, now a resident
of Salem. "And, besides being
an excellent table syrup when
well cooked, it can be used In ak
various cookery processes
where a heavy sweet 1b re-
quired. Makes the best apple
pies ever." "
A sugar relief agent 1b thus
advanced by experienced grow-
ers who point out that sor-
ghum can easily be grown in
the Willamette valley.
Many growers have inform-
ed The Capital Journal that
"they are willing to put in this sje
crop if adequate milling facili- $
ties are available.
Several cane mills operating
at full capacity during harvest
season (about September)
would do much in lowering
Immediate action on the $
part of persons who are will-
ing to install mills is neces-
sary, as planting season is
well under way. '
''Sorghum syrup is readily adapt
able for home canning," states C. I.
Lewis, at the presept time manager ot
the Oregon Growers Co-operative as
sociation, but who developed many
juice and fruit preserving processes
while in charge of experimental work
at Oregon Agricultural, college.
Mr. Lewis points to the Lebanon
and other Oregon districts where-sor
ghum has been manufactured for
years. "While. I am not able to fur
nish exact quantity and proportion
tables, the housekeeper who puts up
her own preserves could utilize the
pure cane syrup" adds Mr. Lewis. "The
syrup when well cooked, will keep for
many months and would prove a boon
to the grower who could turn a por
tion of the yield to his own needs."
Blow at H. C. L.
Residents of Salem and Marlon
county who are regarding the present
sugar market with uncertainty, bor
dering upon disgust may be able to
glimpse the rift in the clouds with the
announcement made by many farmers
and growers that they are willing to
grow sorghum cane, providing some
one would set up a .orghum mill.
"Perhaps not manj Salem residents
are familiar with sugar syrup 'in the
rough'," observes D. A. White, pioneer
grower and seed distributor. The old
time "long sweetenin' " used to be
mighty popular (when refining pro
cesses were not as well developed as
they are today) and the thick syrup
could be put to many uses In supple
menting the abnormal sugar market.
Grown In Valley.
Sorghum is best adapted to light
sandy soils and will grow well any
borrowed, by the
railroads for new
"ThQ aonurlHoa tanned would then'
sell entirely on the credit of the gov
ernmSnt," Mr. Hanauer replied, "and
carrying a much higher rate of inter
est would badly affect the value of lib
erty bonds and all other outstanding
obligations of the United States. In
addfiion, this would make it impossi -
ble for railroads to borrow money for
their otht needs on their own credit."
Mr. Hanaeur told the committee
that "any extended purchases of equip
ment by railroads at the present high
prices, financed by the issue of securi
ng at the present high rates would
naturally impose a serious burden on
the roads, and therefore, on the com
munities they serve."
Washington. May 7. France will
pay honor to the memory of the Amer
ican dead in that country on American
Decoration day. May 30. The embas
sy announced today that French sol
diers would parade at the largei
tion as been Mr. Hoover's English
is-league which did neither of thete
the rniin..i .-.
"Senator Johnson is quoted as stat-
g that he has neve, ZZZlS M -1
in that ho ka. "
. . -
R .t ltTI" .ie!f"e- Nonl0f'
n. h k a ..-
the covenant with the Lota i rese i !
- v. . -1. . uura 1 11C
tlons is an English league? This is
the covenant and TheseT th.
the senntni- .nook- ,.t .k.. i
wnere he stands anil h,t h .i.nH.
, , IT. "
m in vius matterr
where along the Willamette river bot
tom lands. In past years limited quanti
ties have been raised in Marion and
Polk counties, there being but little
demand for the syrup when sugar was
five and six cents per pound. Now,
however, there is a big local demand
for sorghum syrup and experienced
growers state that an acre of sorghum
on every farm with a centrally located
mill would do much to make the pro
ducer" independent of soaring sugar
schedules. , ' .
Seed can be1' obtained on the local
market at very nominal rates, seed
cost not being more than $1 an acre.
April 20 to May 15 is held by many
to be good planting season. The cane
is cut by hand, one man being able to
can one acre in a day.
, Mills Needed.
Growers contemplating sorghum
planting should first insure mill facili
ties as B0 acres would keep an average
mill running night and day during the
season as the yield is not less than
lsa gallons oi neavy syrup per acre,
ine mm umis are cpiuintruuveiy mex-
pensive. oeing estimated to cost not
more than $500, not including motive
power for the cane grinder, which Is
actually one horse power. .
.There are several sorghum making
units in- Marion county and acreage
for these Would be easy to obtain, ac
cording to Mrs. I, I). Bennett of the
Lake Lablsh district. Growers who are
willing to put at least an acre of their
holdings to sorghum raising and mill
Owners are invited to take immediate
action In listing acreage through The
Capital Journal. . '
Butte Faced By
Prospect of Big
Butte, Mont., May 7. Following the
decision reached last night when of
fers of a compromise were refused, the
members of the Butte worklngmen's
union went out on strike at six o'clock
this morning fo- a wage Increase of
one dollar a day. The scale is now $5
for an eight hour day.
Streetcar service has not been Im- Farmer published at Water!
paired, but Manager J. R. Wharton of!Mr Van Pelt is a man of
the Butte Street Railway company,
said today that the usual schedules ! conceded to be of the highest au
could not long be maintained. A large ( thority as Judge of livestock. He paid
force of working men quit at the cara hearty tribute to Oregon as a dairy
shops this morning and without them. 'state and said that the Jerseys he had
Manager Wharton said, it would be men in the Willamette valley are un
impossible to maintain service after ft excelled in the world,
day or two. . No work was performeft Other speakers were Luther J.
on-the streets of Butte this morning Chapin of Salm; R. M. Gow, secre
and Janitors in downtown buildings tary of the American eJrsey assocla
and workinginen on Jobs throughout tion; W. B. McMannls, a represent
ee city are Idle. , iative of the Jersey Bulletin publlsh-
The union last night made arrange- ed at Indianapolis, Ind.
mentsto keep men on the jobs In hos-1 These have been red letter days in
pltals and the public schools and noti- the history of Jersey stock in Oregon
fied employers that where perishaS'e and the sale at the fair grounds (his
property was affected men sheum afternoon, which concludes the weeks
work as usual. Crave diggers and men program, is said to be the most im
.hna hiixiness it was to feed the ant-1 portent sale ever held in the north-
mals In the zoo at Columbia Gardens
...r oermitted to remain on ine jou.
Tnmnters are working as usual, but
as their helpers who belong to th
Mm', union are on strike they
finding it difficult to haul coal
.Sa ( transfer merchandise from
,,h..,, .nd , to make deliveries
throughout the city.(
Orient Must Give
. -ww j j
tOr Yankee LOanS
Toklo. May . America's best con-
trlbutlon to the economic readjust-
ment of the Far Kasi will De some-
. thing more than financial engage-
ments, said Frank Vanderllp, who is
I Japan at tne head of a com-
merciai nwira, ci.f..v .
"I feel" he declared, "there will be
far more'lmportant things for America
to do than to merely make loans, and
I particularly doubt the wisdom of
i.,. , . mopf th eTnenses of
UIBH.li. I"""" -
governments and military operations.
American capital can earn a large re-
turn at home, and the needs of Europe
are extreme. Therefore, tne east can-
not expect capital to flow to It unless
Therefore, the east can-
otrerea in aiiimh .
We" r', rern'paraUVe'y a"ra, ",e
rate of interest,
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1920.
There have been many important
tT"' bUt n0"e ' m0n
and d significance
importance ana deeper signifit
tndi-:v burbot sr 7.
Exceptional interest was man-
utoicu nil? iuur nrnupnnnr ina
valley, a. many of the world's best
I'T Marion . "d
t 7 , T, use 01 tne
.v. ... . . .
l "uvunmges derived Irom
tour and the advisability of the same.
but the value of the undertaking is
n5 longer in doubt, as it has been the
means of creating a large number of
new Jersey admirers, as evidenced
by .the rapidity of sales made at the
fair grounds this afternoon.
The train of automobiles, possibly
sixty in number, conveying the Ore
gon Jersey association arrived in Sa
lem a few minutes before six o'clock
last evening after viewing the herd
of E. C. Pickard at Marlon. Tired
and worn from the long ride thru
the valley for three days, few of the
party went out to view the Doerfler
and Fox herds at the fair grounds af
ter reaching Salem
The banquet at the armory was prob !
ably the cap sheaf of the entire jub
ilee. Appropriate, schemes were con
trived in the matter of decorating
the room and long tables were spread
across the auditorium with remark
able taste and beauty. High cost of
living was not taken Into- considera
tion in preparing this function. A
chicken pie dinner, with all the ad
ditional requisites to satisfy the In
ner man. were provided, and young
ladies of the Jason Lee. Methodist
church . served with efficiency and
helped , to make the second annual
Jersey tour a' great success. E. A.
Rhoten. livestock editor of the pacific
Homestead, acjed as toastmaster.
Governor Olcott made a brief ad
dress of welcome, .following 'which
T. E. McCroskey. manaeer of the Sa
lem Commercial club, spoke on the
relative interest of Salem and trlb-
Filled with enthusiasm over what
he had seen in the Willamette val
ley, W. K. Taylor,, president of the
Oregon Jersey Cattle club, ' spoke
briefly In the interest of Jersey stock
M. B. Munn of Chicago, president
of the American Jersey Cattle club
and one of the world's most promi
nent Jerseymen, was another of the
interesting speakers, and expressed
great personal pleasure upon the re
markable progress that Oregon has
made in the development of register
ed cattle. He congratulated Mr. Plck-i
ard of Marlon upon his success in
securing that beautiful and profitable
animal, Vive La France, which is so
well known to the cattle men of this
part of the state. Mr. Muim said there
are approximately 2t,500 dairy cows
in the United States and that less
than two per cent are pureblood an
imals. He urged the importance of
producing pureblood stock and de
clared that they will produce $100
for every $10 they cost the breeder.
D. B. Hogan, one of the enthusiastic
boosters for the Jersey stock, spoke
on the subject of Oregon Jerseys.
Another one of the distinguished,
as well as Interesting Speakers, was
Hugh G. Van Pelt, editor of the Dairy
Mr. Van Pelt is a man of national
reputation as Jersey breeder and
west. The entire herd of. the F. A.
i lwerner ianu in me waioo Hills
and the Fox Brothers farm located In
the same district, went into the sale.
These herds consist of some of the
world's most famous milkers, having
previously shown a test greater than
any ever produced in the northwest.
, The blood of 8t. Mawes and Rosarie
. Olga Lad predominate in these herds,
land this fact caused rapid bidding at
I These 'men have been breeders of
starting with grade pattle and breed
ing better with the use of purebred
sires, until they have produced cat-
second to none in the United
States. Several bids, it is said, were I
i j - il.. . . . . . .
received .rum m wrn una
Britisn to umoia oy Persons who
L "JlJ" , ,Z i T
tha.nlvrl lwlrtw of tto herd.
Importance prevented the stock from,
be In g removed from the country The
ana v-oionei nugneg oi roresi urove
and Ben Sudtel of Albany acted as
auctioneers. Hundreds of Jersey
breeders from all parts of Oregon
were in attendance. Lunch was sen-,
ed at 11:30 and the sale started 1m-
j,...,.. . 1 . I U... f '
u"lr'' ' '"7" ,
before the time of opening the sale
People congregated at the fairgrounds.
" ... . (
ler of the currency today issued a call
, ,-,,,!! linn nf all nations! hanks
at the close ot business May 4.
Sunday School To
Day Next Sunday
Mother's day will be appropriately
remembered at the First Methodist
Sunday school and Sunday morning at
9:45 o'clock. Plans are being made
to furnish cars for all mothers who
ordinarily are absent because of their
inability to walk. The high school
boys' class, under the direction of
Paul Doney, having undertaken this
part of the day's activities, they will
call at :15 for any mother who wilt
A number of beautiful tributes by
members of the Sundav sohnnt n-itt. r.
soonses from the mnth.n will
up the program. Special numbers b, I
tne orchestra, the usual good etnglng
and the regular period for class dis-
cusslon win complete the hour.
All are expected to wear the con
ventional white flower in honor of
mother, but those who are unable to
secure one will be supplied by a com
mittee of girls.
Fate of Watson
Now Rests With
Los Angeles, Cal., May 7. The fate
of. James P. Watson, confessed mur
dered of Nina Lee Deloney, reputed
murderer of four other women he had
wed, and according to his own state
ment a bigamist by a score of mar
riages, rested today in the hands of
Judge Frank R, Willis of the super
Watson pleaded guilty yesterday to
murdT ,n jhe tlrst d,gree' the charSe
being based on the killing of Nina Lee
Deloney, whose grave he uncovered In
Imperial county. Yesterday sentence
was deferred until Monday, and in the
meantime Judge Willis announced he
would cause two to examine Watson
and determine his mental competence.
Today Watson paced his cell In t.o
prison ward of the county hospital.
He was worn and haggard and very
uneasy as to whether he would be sen
tenced to hang, or his life would be
spared in exchange for his revelations.
It was expected that Judge Willis
would name experts today who would
conduct the examination of Watson at
once, so that they might be prepared
to report Monday mornlhg, the time
set for sentence. It was also an
nounced that the district attorney and
assistants and all the investigators
who have worked on the Watson oases
would meet Watson's attorney this
morning and endeavor to harmonize
the facts in their possession in an ef
tort to get a correct list of the man's
marriages and clean up the facts relat
ing to other missing women
Menace to Mexico
El Paso, Texas, May 7. Mexican
" ' ' . .. . , ,
today some of the Incident of parley.
netweii envoys oi rrunuiBuu hi me
bandit and rebel leaders,
Villa, they said, offered to Join the
revolution with what forces he could
muster but the offer was refused. He
was reported to have asked that B."ermovem(,ntl tQ wh,rh he are
the revolution he be allowed to go to
Sonora or another western state to set
Fear of complications with the Uni
ted States government led to refusing
Villa's aid, it was said, and revolu
tionary leaders were frank In saying
they believed Villa a menace to any
Mexican government. However, It be
came known that negotiations are un-
der way looking for the elimination ot;
Villa from Mexican politics and affairs
by offering him a ranch In northern
Mexico with the proviso he does not
leave certain well defined limits,
Some Mexican observers said the
present revolution would leminate
Villa because of the strength It has
gained and pointed to the smallnern
a command he has ben able to muster
during the past eleven months since
his failure to capture Juarez in June,
1919, with General Felipe Angeles.
Realty Dealer Is
Hel din Abeyance
The return of Everett I'hllpot or
E, M. Padden, Portland reulty deal
er, to Nashville, Tenn., to face a
chance of "false pretenses" said to
involve some $40,000, la held in abey
ance awaiting a reply from the au
thorities in the .Tennessee city w)th
whom friends of Phllpot in Portland
are attempting to affect a settlement.
When extradition papers for Phil-
ernor uiuwii luwaj who...
of Nashville he prevailed upon the
official to await the reply before def
inite action is taken on the request of
the Tennessee executive. Based on a
telegram received from the attorney
ireneral of Tennessee by Portlana
, uhiw w.rtnesdnv. how
mt,e hope of preventng hta re.
turn is held. This telegram Insisted
return of Pnllpot t(, face ,he
nd ated em.
phatfca,)y that comprom,? ?f the
case couia De euecieo. m im
Of "Red" Forces
Toklo, May $. Japanese troops
utonned aa advance by the bolsheviki
1 near Chita, Trans-Balkalla, late In
, ultimately compelled the
boUh -iki to fal W.-r e n,
boring mountain range, says a war
office communique Usued today,
Gonzales Refuses to Join
Mexican Revolt; Troops
Sent to Force Submission
Washington, May 7. General Murguia has been sent into
the state of Puebla to attack the forces of General Pablo Gon
zales and an engagement already has occurred between the van
guard of the Carranzista troops and the rebels at Otumba, be
tween Mexico City and the city of Puebla.
Washington today said General Oon-
sales had declared he was not in lea
gue with the Obregonistaa and would
resist them by force of arms. This
was regarded as complicating the sit
uation in Mexico. Gonsales has declar
ed martial law in Puebla City, ac
cording to these advices and has ex
acted a loan of 200.600 pesos from
Passenger traffic between Mexico
City and Guadalajara has been sus
pended. A passenger train on tMs
line was attacked by rebels at Pen
Jamo May S and robbed of a consid
erable sum of government funds in
tended to be used in paying the sol
diers at Guadalajara, where at last
advices, General Diegues had 8000
men in his command.
Increased rebel activity Is report
ed in the vicinity of Vera Crus where
President Carransa's son in law. Gen
eral Candido Aguilar Is In command
of the federal troops.
The state department had no con
firmation of a private message re
ceived here after last midnight from
Mexico City va Laredo that Carran-
sa had left the Mexican capital for
Ciirrtmazn Skips, Report.
Washington. May 7 A private mes
sage received here after midnight from
Mexico City via Laredo saying that
President Carranza already had left
the Mexican capital for Vera Crus had
not been confirmed In official circles
early today. According to the mes
sage Carranza left Mexico Cltv last
night acocmpanied by a guard of
troops under command of his son-in-
law, Candido Aguilar, are that he os
tensibly was headed for Vera Crus,
Revolutionary-agents here predicted
President Carranza would abandon
the cnpltal soon. Their view found
some support In official auarters
where the greater part of the reports
received had Indicated a steady growth
of the rebellion.
Rebel agents declared Carranza's
manifesto in which he Insisted he
would not surrender the presidency
was not Inconsistent with their belief
that he would . bandon the capital,
pointing out that he might cling to the
title .of presidency from an office of
Vera Crui or from any convenient
A message to rebel headquarters
here saying the president of the mu
nicipality of Mexico City was organiz
ing a civilian guard for the protection
of the city "in the event of Its evacua
tion' 'was regarded by the revolution
ary agents as significant and had pre-,
pared them for the announcement that
Cararnza had quit the captal.
I , , , wv,0 ,
i ports are numerous that President
Xarra,a APtho, hn. , . ,n,Rnrt. to
leave Mexico City soon, troops are be-1
lug mobilized at Juarez, according to
an announcement by General Jose
Gonzalo Escobar, commander at Jua-
ra Tl Im ttullaiori that tha tpnnn
preliminary to a threatened concen
trated attack on Mexico City.
General Eorobar said five thous
and troops from Sonora will arrive at
Casas Grandes today and will entrain
Revolt Torres Gain.
Laredo, Texas, May 7. Sixty em
ployes of the Mexican customs and
Immigration service in Nuevo Laredo,
oppogue tnlg clty today declared them
selves to be "Obregonlstas" and noti
fied authorities they would attack the
federal garrison unless the town was
surrendered by two o'clock this after
noon. The Mexican consul In Laredo de
clared the rebels are not of sufficient
force to make a successful attack
against Nuevo Laredo garrison. It
was reported but not confirmed that
Carlos Ozuna, with a force of former
federal cavalry also was approaching
Nuevo Laredo to demand Its
Tlnrhntl no, T(An) 11 Karnes, United States wheat dlrec
U nLniingCU I VUUy tor, representatives of boards ot trade,
Parle, May 7. There was no appar-1 country and terminal elevator associa
ent change in the strike situation lions, grain buyers, exporters ant
throughout France this morning. Dur-! brokers gathered here to plan for the
Ing the past few days a large number I re-establlshment of an open market
of extremists railroad workers have I In wheat, at the expiration of the
been arretedlut many of these have
The executive committee of the rail
way workers federation held a stormy!
m.rinr in.i niirh ut rhih. it la nn
derstood, there was strong sentiment I guard their market, particularly
in favor of calling off the strike If It against the pool of foreign govern
could be done without appearing to I ments which has been buying grain tor
capitulate to the government. I export.
I LATE BULLETINS
York, a republican representatiye from the Twenty Sixth New
York district has been selected by President Wilson for member
ship on the federal reserve board.
Juarez, Mex., May 7. One thousand revolutionary troops al
ready have started on their march from here to Mexico City, and
five hundred more will depart this afternoon, according to infor
mation given out at headquarters at noon.
Hyder, Alaska, May 7. Order was prevailing and livinjr
conditions were normal in Hyder on tne arrival ot tne
d cuUer A,
quin will continue its voyage to
Averaj,' for Six Mouths sndlig
March 31, 1920
Member of Audit Bureau of CireulaHsn
Associated Press Full Leased WW
PRICE 1 C2JI.2
His Action In
Washington, May 7. Appearing
before the house rules committee to
dayto defend his official conduct la
alien deportations, Louis F. Post, as
sistant secretary of the labor depart
"ment, charged that Anthony Camin
ettl, commissioner general of inonigra
tlon, had delayed action in deporta
tions by withholding cases so he might
compile "an unauthorized and unlaw
ful memoranda" recommending final
action. , -
Mr. Post declared that last March
he changed the custom that had grown
up In the department of permitting
Ir. Mamlhettl to make recommenda
tions ana went aireci io me recuiu wm
make the final decision himself. Thia,
he argued, was the only legally au
At the time of the change, Mr. Powt
said "scotes and scores and scores" at
cases had piled up in the immigration
bureau with the result that many
aliens were being held In Jail for
Mr. Post testified that the secretary
of labor alone was authorised by law
to issue warrants for deportation and
that he also was the sole Judge In or
dering deportations. The immigration
committee, he said, assumed through
out Its report that Mr. Camlnettl hao
power to recommend deportations.
Newspapers, he charged, had not
correctly informed the country of hla
actions, declared that "outside salar
ies paid to reporters caused them t
make unfair statements.
Questioned by Chairman Campbell,
the aslstant secretary said he could not
prove a single case of reporters belnn
Influenced in their articles regarding
Referrlngto the "red" raids, con
ducted by the department ot Justice,
which have resulted in tlv thousand
arrets since last fall the assistant seo
retury testified that tha-only weapons)
found by the department agents were
three revolvers of 28 calibre. Only 49
of the aliens who have been given a
hearing", he said, testified that they
favored use of violence in bringing
about a change of government.
On Fiji Island
! Reef Is Report
San Franeisoo, May 7. The schoon
er Defender, bound from Grays Har
bor to'Levuka, FIJI Islands, with A
cargo of lumber was swept ashore and
completely wrecked on Onega reet,
FIJI Islands, but her crew of eleven
were saved," according to cable a
vlces received by the marine depart
ment of the chamber ot commerce
here today. No further details wero
The Defender was built in Eureka.
Cal., In 1896 and was a wooden four
masted schooner of 44S gross ton
nage. She was owned by the Hind
Rolph company of this city and was
the first vessel built for that company.
Her captain, E. Erlckson I a resi
dent of this city.
The Defender departed from Grays
Harbor April , She was to bring back
a load of copra to this port.
The owners were notified today that
the vessel was a total loss.
Open Wheat Mart
Chicago, Mity 7. Called- oy juiiim
wheat guaranty set June 1
The Chicago board of trade and oth
er exchanges made known they were
anxious to resume trading In future
- Thut desired the government to
rl Piatt of Pousrhkeepsie, New
j tod After a Vlslt the Alo.