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Tuesday f (ir
Jvyfro'l in morning, gentle wet-
V'JA-Jlin. temperature 44, mu.
tlTean 45. No rainfall. Kiver 4.3
rTYHIRD YEAR NO. 112.
Averat tor Six Month nillo
March SI. 1910
Member of Audit Bureau of Cirenlfctto
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SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, HAY 10, 1920.
Houston, Tas, May lO.-rTamplco.
ioortant oil town on the Gulf of Mex-
;a)i cpitulated to force of General
nhreuon yesterday, according to radio
,4vice received by local oil Interests
erly this morning. The advices
Id the town went over to the revo
lutionists without serious disorder.
Cirraiim's Escort Dispersed.
Kl Paso. Texas, May 10, Mexican
'-vehitlonlsts overtook and dispersed
,h troops escorting President Car-
1b in hi8 fltSht from M"ico rit?'
basing them serious losses, accord
,., , . message from General Alvaro
Obregon to uornor
upreroe commander of the
constitutionalist army, mad
Oeneral Obregon detailed the cap
ture of Mexico City, confirmed tho re-
oort of a wholesale execmum m
, prisoners at Mexico City by Gen
Li Francisco Murgula before the
Carranza leader fled the capital and
told of further states to join the ivo
,u,ionatnd of the capture of Purbla
City one of the largest in - Mexico.
Among the victims were Generals Tri
L Lechuga, Artigos, Roberto Cejudo
,n others, according to General Obre-
Mexlcan revolutionary headquarters
m maklne public Obregon's men
age said It lent credence to the report
ofCarranaa's capture as Obregon said
the .Mexican president s romw i
port of vera tru i
Nuevo Ijiredo Quiet.
Laredo, Texas, May 10. Nuevo La
redo tolav was quiet under control of
revolutionary forces who after a brief
tattle wtih federal defenders yester
day took full possession. General
Reynaldo arza, commander of the
Nuevo Laredo, military district in the
Cararnza government, was saf in La
redo following an exciting flight iom
Nuevo Laredo in which his automo
bile was struck by 120 bullets.
Business opened as usual with the
exception of saloons which were or
. dered closed until further notice by
the revolutionary council formed Im
mediately following yesterday bitiie
in which seven rebel and federal sol
diers were killed and seventeen
The revolutionaries attacked Niievo
Laredo fro mthe west, south and Past
just before dawn Sunday. Within lew
than two hours the attackers had
penetrated to the center of the town
and federal troops either ceased firing
or discharged their guns In the air and
Mexico Rests Easier
As Villa Re tires and
Troops Join Rebels
Juurei. Chihuahua, Mex., May 10.
Francisco Villa's days of banditry
and constant menace to all attempts
to establish stable government iu and
to the relations between this repub
lic and the United States re ended,
according to. reports reaching here.
Leaders of ttje new revolution dis
played visible relief at the announce
ment that Villa had laid down his
arms and turned his men' over to
General Ignacio Enriques, revolution
ary commander of the Chihuahua
Since the revolution swept out of
Sonora with increasing momentum it
was reported that Villa would seek
to remain neutral and settle down on
a plantation, and still later that his
proffered services to the revolution
had been declined. Agents of the new-
regime admitted that if Villa decid
ed to oppose it he would constitute
the greatest menace to it.
The announcement that Villa had
laid down his arms and guided his
followers into the ranks of the revo
lutionists came from General J. G.
Escobar, commander of Juarez. Villa
also notified the Mexican Central
railway. Escobar said, that guards of
8 Die When
Portland. Or Slav 16. nr wrl
iZ'Z'r"; ?I ib. coroner ot Multnomah county.
was preparing today to hold an in
quest over one or more of the eight;
soldiers no longer would be necessary
Villa was one of President Carran-
alsjo personalty was responsible fori
American troops crossing the border, I
his most serious offense against the
United States probably being the fa-1
mous raid on Columbus, N. M., March
9, 1918, when seventeen persons were
killed and several buildings burned.
It was on this occasion that the
130th cavalry gave chase to the ban
dit leader and killed 100 of his fol
lowers. A few days later General
John J. Pershing and 4000 men In
parallel columns marched 200 miles
Into the Interior in pursuit of the
. When the constitutionalists on
whose efforts Carranza ascended to
the presidency were organized in
January 1914, Villa with Alvaro
UDregon ana Pablo Gonzales, were
aids to the "first chief." On October
1 of the same year, however, Villa
denounced Carranza as a traitor and
December 3 entered the capital, only
to renounce his claims to the presi
dency and leave Mexico City on the
following March 24. .
Washington, May 10. The treaty
of Versailles as it came from Paris
has been thrown squarely into the com
ing presidential campaign.
, President Wilson formally has call
ed upon the democratic party to "in
done and support" the treaty and
"condemn the Lodge reservations'
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, the
republican leader in the fight to
mend the document, has accepted
the president's challenge and politic
al observers here regarded the issue
Mr. Wilson's views were stated in
telegram last night to G. Hamak-
or Portland, Or., chairman of the
Multnomah county democratic cen
with W. J. Bryan insisting that the
rmocrats accept ttve reservations
"opted by a majority of the senate.
me observers here expected a sharp
B8nt on the treaty Issue at' Ban Fran
"to. with Senator Hitchcock of Ne-
'su, probably leading the admin
Unruly Autos and .
Leave Ruin in Wake
Autos with' their proclivities to
speed, collide and desport distasteful
lights shaped the nucleus Saturday
night and Sunday for the majority of
reports made at pqlice headquarters
It was reported by Ray Ohmart of
liberty that an aged woman named
Wolf hall been struck by an uniden
tified auto and driver as she was
walking along Liberty road. The auto
was going north, and after hitting
Mrs. Wolf, turned around, and speed-j
ed south.' Mrs. Wolf was slightly In
jured, according to Mr. Ohmart's re
port. An auto belonging to M. Suttman,
in attempting to pass another ma
chine on the Pacific Highway about
four miles north of Salem, was hurl
ed into the ditch at the side or the
road, overturned, and damaged con
siderably. According to police reports
the machine that Mr. Suttman was
attempting to pass turned to the' right
at the signal, then suddenly swerved
to the left, striking Suttman's car in
the middle. The other machine bore
number 75720. Both cars were dam
aged, but all occupants escaped with
George R. Turnbull reported to po
lice last night that he aolllded -with
machine bearing license No. 84368,
at the corner of Commercial and Cen
ter streets. Fenders on the Turnbull
S. B. Powers, driving one machine,
and R. C. Clark, in another car, rub
bed fenders at the corner of Court
and Cottage streets, - police - reports
stated today. Both cars were badly
damaged. This occurred at 8:30 p. m.
Ben F. AVest, county assessor, H. J.
Babcock and E. Ebllo each forfeited
$5 bonds today for violations of the
traffic ordinance. Mr. West and Mr.
Ebllo were driving with glaring
headlights. They were arrested by
Traffic Officer iMoffltt. Babcock was
P. C. Marvin of Portland deposit
ed a bond of $5 nt police headquar
ters after his arrest for speeding on
A. King, arrested by Traffic Offi
cer Moffitt for speeding, also deposit
ed a 5 bond; and J. K. Rogers was
arrested for leaving his trucn stand
on State street longer than five min
utes, blocking traffic.
Fails Of Purpose
Paris, May 10. Leon Jouhaux, mas
ter spirit of the French federation of
labor, has failed apparently to
strengthen the movement for national
ization of public utilities by ordering
a strike on transportation lines, sub
ways and tramways in Paris.
At 10 o'clock this forenoon omni
buses were going about as usual, but
there were only a few cabs to .be seen.
Frequent clashes occurred during
the forenoon between taxicab drivers
and strikers. Tramways were working
regularly but did not enter the sub
urbs. Auto buses continued to circu
The strike is complete at Marseilles
and St. Etienne and is effective at
Interest now centers on whether
Leon Lousaux decides gas and elec
trlcal plant workers shall be called
out. The executive committee of the
victims killed yesterday whea two elec
tric passenger trains on the Southern
Pacific railroad collded head on near
here. Officials of the railroad com
pany already have placed responsibil
ity for the wreck squarely on the
shoulders of Silas K. Willett, the mo-
torman of one of the trains, declaring
that he violated orders when he ran
past Bertha station. Willett was killed
in the collision.
The" state public service commission
also was preparing to investigate the
wreck in an effort to fix responsibil
Of the 38 persons who were injured.
five were considered today to be in a
precarious condition. Among them
was Miss Camllle Dosch, society editor
of a newpaper here and sister of Arno
Dosch-Fyearot, noted war correspond
ant. Both of her legs and one were
Evidently each train had been hid
den from the engineer of the other un
til they were within 200 or 300 feet
of each other on the single track.
The wreck occurred at 10:23 o'clock.
Car Lifted Off Track!
The forward coach of the fast-going
train 124 from Htllsboro pord into
and through the vestibule of the for
ward car of train 107, lifted It slightly
and shoved it partly off the track.
But the lifted end of this front car
of the outbound train from Portland
sheared through the forward car of
train 124, crushed the vestibule and
continued on for about a quarter car-
length into the coach,
It was here that all the deaths oc
curred. There were many people, in
cluding women and children, seated
hear the front of the inbound Hills
boro car. The heavy steel bumper of
Washington, May 10. Berke
ley, Cat.. 55.88. Increase 15.
452 or 38.2 percent.
Webster. Mass.. 13.258, in.
crease 1T49 or 15.2 percent.
Hartford. Conn.. , 138,03a.
Increase 39.121 or 39.1 per
cent. ' . i
, Champaign, III.. 15.873, In
crease 3453 or 27.8 percent.
Canton, III., 10,928, increase
475 or 4.5 percent.
Urbana, ni 10.230, in
crease 1985 or 24.1 percent.
Lynn, Mass., 99.148, increase
9812 or 11 per cent.
Conneaut, Ohio, 9343, in
crease 1204 or 12.3 per cent.
Benton Harbor, Mich., 12,
227, increase 3042 or 31.1 per
Mandaii, N. D 4338, In
crease 463 or 12 per cent.
Ottawa. III., 10,816. increase
128 or 13.4 per cent.
Oregon May Yet
For Patrol Duty
w- Ma' 10. The rent
ttT.rmcnt ' the war department
' there nre no available msn for
" patrol In the northwe
iv.hT1!'8 lhi summer does not
w.u western Oregon's pnwneots
mm this season, according
thai eceived b? E- C. Simmons.
or the aviation commltte j of
from , "'amber of commerce
, " Colonel II. H. Arnold. .nmmnn.!.
' 'ir "erviee of the army for th
there's A Reason
'2,875 Want Ads
ijVhCaPital Journal dur
1 first four months
2 llsyear' totalline 64,-
tfiSl6? tota,s d ntin-
1 rSViaflfied directory or
S lilm adedium of the
1 fameUe Valley and car-
P'tal Journal Aa
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Sims Scored As Def amer of
American Navy In. Reply
of Daniels to Accusation
Washington, May 10. Secretary Daniels, before the senate
investigating committee today, made his long awaited reply t
the criticisms of Rear Admiral Sims on the navy's part in the war.
The naval secretary let go a broadside which included charges
that Sims lacked vision, that he belittled the work of the Ameri
can navy in contrast to the British, coveted British decorations
and aspired to become an honorary member of the British admir-
any. ne aeeiarea tnai onicers suppwuiis is oiuw ""s'
were largely "people with a grievance."
The testimony of other officers, n
Wind-up of May
Fete at Varsity
Keeps Up Record
The second day of the Willamette
May Day festival went oft in excellent
style, the various features using up ev
ery moment of the day, and the only
difficulty being in getting to see every
thing. From 8:30 until time for the
tennis tournament to start the May
morning breakfast tables were filled
to capacity, three or four hundred peo
ple taking advantage of the feed. At
two In the afternoon the freshmen
were rounded up by cow-punchers and
forced to deposit their green caps in
the hopper of a grist mill, which
ground out civilian caps, as a sign that
the reign of the green is a thing of the
past for the current year. The freBh
men made a clean sweep of the com
petetive affairs of the carnival by tak
in weight over the Becond year men.
ute'g time, having a great advantage
1 nweight over the second year men.
Besides the team, the other members
of the losing class also partook of the
annual bath in the mill stream.
"Yokohama Maid,"- the operetta
possession of first hand knowledge,'
Secretary Daniels testified, "should be
accepted by all open minded men as an
absolute refutation of virtually all of
Admiral Sims' charges."
Terms 81ms Failure.
Sims, Secretary Daniels told the
committee, did not measure up to ex
pectations in various ways, of which
he mentioned six, as follows:
"He lacked vision to see that a great
and new project to bar the submarines
from their hunting grounds should be
promptly adopted and carried out, no
matter what the cost or how radical
the departure from what ultra-prudent
men regarded as impracticable.
"He seemed to accept the views of
the British admiralty as superior to
anything that would come from Amer
ica and urged those vlewi even when
the navy department proposed plans
that proved more effective.
"In public speeches and other ways,
he gave a maximum of credit to Brit
ish efforts and minimised what his
country ws doing.
"He coveted British decorations and
seemed to place a higher value on
honors given abroad than on honors
! that could be conferred by the Amer-
Sought British Honors.
"He aspired to become a member of
the British admiralty and wrote com
plalningly when the American govern
ment declined to permit him to accent
'such a tender by the king of England
"He placed protection of merchant
shipping as the main operation of for
ces abroad, fdlli'ig to rppvocla-.s thut
i , v. utt BD if ,,- a hIM nlnnr
the floor of their car, plowed into at ( pera house in the even
them and crushed them. For the most!'"?, wm : voted by all the most enter
part they died there as they sat, poor, Jalnlng tea ure , of the whole festival
mangled, twisted remnants of human:'"" vl""v""' ' ' ' ."tithe protect n of transports tarrying
hits which were Introduced at appro
priate places in the story. Fred Mo-
Usually on the red j Grew, as the mayor of Kybosho, was
& Huretwii, mo in a. n, cup an nu ro w
Brown Prepares .
Ballot Title For
Bird Reserve Bill
discussing resumption of work.
Pirates Hold Up
Upon High Seas
Constantinople, May 9. pirates
held up the French packet Souliah,
which left Batum May 6 en route to
Marsailles and after robbing the pas
sengers of the steamer went ashore
in boats which they compelled mem
bers of the crew to man. . ,
Among those on board the vessel
were Mrs. ifnskell, wife of Colonel
William Haskell, director general of
American relief in the Near East,
and Mrs. Daly and firs. Booth, whose
husbands are connected with relief
work in Armenia. They were fleeing
before the bolshevik advance and
were forced to give up their valuables.
, The pirates boarded the steamer at
Battim, either as passengers or mem
bers of the crew. On the night of
May 8, fifteen men sprang from var
ious parts of the ship, covered offi
cers and passengers with pistols and
shouting warning they would kill any
who opposed them.
, A French destroyer took the Amer
ican women aboard and later trans
ferred them to the American destroy
er Cole, whlrh arrived here today.
and moreover showed that
nrano voice. l,eon jennison as tne
transplanted ' Chinaman and Saaio
Pratt as ICissimee also did clever work
In difficult parts. The work of the
chorus and orchestra was a real credit
to Dr. Sites ,tlie director. The organ
ization was carried out perfectly in a
manner seldom seen where such a dif
ficult co-ordination is attempted by
amateurs with so llttlo time for re
In Salem Acute;
The ballot title for the measure be
Ing initiated by the Roosevelt Bird
Refuge association ceding the title of
the Malheur Lake reservatiosr in Har
ney county to the United States gov
ernment and setting in apart as a bird
preserve, -was prepared by Attorney
General Brown and is now ready for
signature to secure for it a place on j
the ballot next November. The pur-j
pose of the -proposed measures as seti
forth In the ballot title is as follows: j
"To crete a refuge for the native
waterfowl of Oregon and in memory
of the late Theodore Roosevelt request
the national uovernment to designate
such refuge Koowvelt Bird Refuge by
ceding and conveying to the Lmiea
States the right. -title, claim and Juris
diction possessed by the state of Ore
gon in lands within the exterior boun
daries of and In and to the waters both
within and tributary to Malheur Lake
reservation in Harney county ,as set
apart by executive order Issued by
President Roosevelt In 1908, for the
use of the department of agriculture
as a breeding ground for wild birds."
,uoy reads th-m
OIL PRICK JrMPS AGAIN
Pittsburg. Pa.. May 10. The prin
cipal crude oil purchasing agencies
here today announced an increase of
25 cents a barrel in Somerset to H
and 33 cents In Ragland to $210.
These grades of oil are produced in
the Kentucky field. -
f.IUL IS nrXD MVRDFItKR
Tacoma. Wash.. May 8. Julia
Smith, charged with first degree as
...u .fcnnflnir Prosecutor . u.
Akrn Anril 3. was found guilty by
ft Jury In superior court today.
beings. ' "i -
Passenger Coach in Front.
This car in which they died was a
,. 3 . ... ... . . . .atno n lha QiMltViart, Pantflf,
iauor leuvnuion 19 in continuous ses- cww 7"" ridiculous actions keeping the houBe
810n. - me siuunei uo.5bbo " v , , ,, -ir Airniin0
The general federation of labor has j head of the train. This was the case , dlng oharmlng and
issued an appeal io me unmea bocuu- i wt ." t . ,..
isi party, says tne J!.cno ue rans. u.. , wonderfully
Certain socialist deputies are report- two cars, this order was reversed. The "e nas a wonueriuny
ed to have asked Premier Mlllerand j day coach, with many women and chil
for an interview for the purpose ofidren aboard it, was first and the
The men back in the smoker Were
shaken up, but no one was seriously
hurt there. But up forward in the
first car men, women and children
were either killed or badly injured.
Virtually every person in this car was
injured in some manner, though not
all the injuries were serious. There
were also many gersons injured in the
forward car of train 107, the out
bound McMlnnville passenger.
But for the fact that these Southern
Pacific red cars are of all-steel con
struction the loss of life would have
been much greater.
"I had time to think of but one
thing apply the 'emergency brake,"
said R. A. Bland, motorman of train
No. 107, the outgoing passenger.
Bland was brought to Good Samari
tan hopital wtlh severe cuts about the
head and face and with his left knee
badly crushed. His condition Is not
serious and he will be able to leave the
hospital wtihln a few days. .
Online Will Remain MystPry.
"I never will be able to explain why
I was not killed outright," he raid.
"Just as we rounded the curve I saw
tho nther train rushing toward us. I
realized the crash could not be averted
and I had no more than applied the
hmke when the two trains came to
gether. I had no time or opportunity
to Jump,-and the first thing I knew
the other train was plowing through
The injured motorman would not
offer any possible theory for the train
"I know I was not to blame," Hall
that he would cnv.
Tjjter he said that his orders showed
thai th trains were to pass at Bertha.
ri....,i ,iiaiiiHVMl everv evidence' of
grief when he learned that Motorman
Wlllette of the incoming- train had
kn instnntlv killed. The two motor
men were close friends and the In-1
Jured man would not say one woru
which might tend to Shift the blame
on the dad motorman.
Watch Wops at 10:23.
W. H. Fisch, brakeman on the In
coming passenner. No. 124, had Juft
left the front car and had entered the
mnbir In the rear when the crash
came. He was thrown to the floor of
the car and sustained painful lacera
tions about the face and head. His
nose was badly cut and bruised.
Klsch said the two trains crashed
head on without an instant's warning,
and he found himself crawling out
from under the debris before he real
ised what had happened.
After being brought to Cood Samar
itan hospital, where his injures were
drensed, Kiwh was taken to his home
at 748 Reed street.
The injured brakeman's watch had
t 10:23 a. m.. and this Is be-
Held Safe Now, '"v' to hav bpen the exact tlme
Portland. Or., May 10 Oregon tim-1 Eight 8i Killed
ber is i" no daneer from fires burning!" 1Ir1l. Charles A. Crofks, Hillsboro.
in the forefts at this time .according to I Frederick J. Peebler, 304 Kon
C. C. Scott, representative of forest fire .'street. Portland, an engineer who was
natrol ssociatlon embracing six coun-'0ff auty.
1 . ,-. . . .. -I 1 1 .... . V atittnn
Robert Arundell, 4, Dosch station.
Fleurot Dosch Josselyn, T, Dosch
Silas K. Willetts, englnter of In-
Suit Against Wire
San FranciKCO. May 10. No actions
mar be brought agnin?t the govern
ment In regard to its operation of the
telegraph systems of the country dur
ing the wartime period unless provid
ed for by congrecsional stattue, Judge
Frank II. Rudkln declared In the
United States district court Saturday
in dismissing a J3500 damage suit for
non-tl livery of a telegram brought
by Thomas White, a Pullman
porter .and his wife. Martha White.
; White alleged that a telegram he
sent from Portland to Mrs. While In
Oakland was not delivered rty tne
Western Union. He contended a con
gresslon act of May 3, 1887, which spe
cified wheYein a person might recover
damages without a special statutory
provision, appeared to cover the case.
Salem is in the grip of a gasoline
shortage today. -
Gasoline was being rationed to mo
torists, in restricted quantities never
before known in the country.
Pleasure cars are limited to two
gallons of gasoline at a time. Pleas
ure cars with one gallon of gasoline
In the tank, may have only one ad
ditional gallon, according to the restrictions.
Business cars, trucks and tractors
will be allowed BO per cent ot tneir
easollne carrying capacity. Produc
ers and farmers will have the prefer
ence in this case. Cars must be prov
en to be uned for business purposes
before gasoline In this quantity will
be sold the owner.
Priority Is given to only one motor
-that of the dairyman because of
the necessity of delivering milk to
Cause for the severe shortage of
gasoline In this locality at this time is
that there Is a five day's supply of
Basollne in Portland that mut be ex.
tended at least 21 days, when anoth
er shipment of gasoline Is due.
Because the gasoline shortage is
general, motorists are nuked by deal
ers to conserve aa much as possible,
and to use their cars as little as possi
Although the restrictions have been
put on in some sections of the city,
other dealers were giving gasoline
without ban today. The Associated I
Oil company, while short Baturnay,
this morning received another ship
ment of 8300 gallons, and feared no
ahortage for the time being, anyhow,
it was reported.
troops to France was the paramount
naval duty until I felt Impelled to ca
ble him peremptorily that such was
our main mission."
Secretary Daniels .testified that had
I he known that in October, 1918, 81ms
had made statements reflecting upon
the contributions of the United States
arm vund i.avv to winning thr war to
members of congress visiting abroad,
he would never have recommended hie
"He had not then attacked the Irish
people," Becretnry Daniels testified. "I
thought he lii,l on'y -IsfvnJcd Angli
can sailors ,a proper thing to do, when
attacked unjustly by what he termed,
a lawless element In Cork, If 1 had
known that he-proposed to tell
the story of what the navy had done
overseas, to denounce the Irish people
as he did in his articles In The. Worlds
Work' the permission, would not have
Secretary Daniels said ho had never
publicly or privately criticised Admir
al Sims for lack of early vision.
Although the department 'had dis
approved of some of his recommenda
tions," said Secretary Daniels, "I mis
takenly supposed that he had ac
cepted and acquiesced with more or
less grace, In the department's
official actions, as a loyal officer ac
cepts the decisions of his superiors "
The investigating committee, Secre,
tary Daniels said, had been wearied
and the public nausentod with "an
abortive attempt to ferret out the
mole hills of mistake and exaggerate
them into mountains."
"The navy's record In the war stands
untouched today and for all time des
pite criticisms from within and with
out," he Uttld.
Sims Hurting Self.
No such troop movement over so
great an expanse of water hod ever
been attempted as the transporting of
America's legion to France, Secretary
Daniels docia?'"!. ml. ling 'hut "In
comparison to that essential to win
ning the war nothing else counted. It
was well and expeditiously dune.
That fact alone Is answer to most of
the crlticsms heard by your commit,
"The only "nnn Injured In publt
esteem by his charges Is Admira4 Sims
mud with which a few have sought t
So far as his own acts were concern
ed. Secretary Daniels said he was win
ing to let the case rest. The Judgment
and ability of the eleven other mem
bers of the general board had brought
under public criticism by one of their
own number, however, he had, and
these officers looked to the civilian
secretary to defend thera. -
Officers Are Cited. '
"There are twelve of these hlgfc
ranking officers charged with great
responsibility," eaid Secretary Daniels.
"You have heard eleven, One is the
author of these criticisms. The twelfth.
Admiral Gleaves, who was Jn charge
of the troop ships that carried our
soldiers to France, is commander ia
chief of the Asiatic fleet and I do not
feel Justified in ordering him from hi
distant station to testify.
"In considering the criticisms of on
of the eleven officers referred to I
think It surprising and gratifying thut:
the verdict of these officers Is ten t
one as to the correctness ot what wm
did. HuoTthere been during the war
a serious difference of opinion among;
those charged with determining our
military action as to what chould bo
done. It would, of course, have been my
duty to have decided between them. I
have been fortunate that no such con
"What I .Vi It uevd"d fr.m: u.e to
not a defense but a clear and brief re
sume of what has already been testi
fied to. You have neara long
statemen's -f .vhic the t.iwy dll rot
do. The country's prids will be height
ened by the facts of some of tho great
things It did do."
The portion of Admiral Sims cele
brated letter that shocked the publla
more than any other, Mr. Daniels said.
'"was the state that he had been told .
nt the navy department "not to let.tho
British pull the wool over your eyes
We would as soon fight them as tho.
"I must confess that It shocked me,"
declared the secrutary, for in all my
years of association with officers of
the navy this was the first time I had
ever known one to make public any
confidential conversation with a su
perior. I did not believe It was possi
ble for an officer of our navy to do
such a thing. The people could not
understand how any patriotic Ameri
can who put the good Of his country
first could possibly spread broadcast
statement which reflected upon . hisj
own government and might tend to
dlstrub the cordial relations with a
friendly power ,and violate the confi
dence reposed In him and publish
statement which he evidently believed
would damage a fellow officer , ami
cast doubt upon the navy's whol
hearted espousal of the allied cause."
Mecretary Daniels assailed the man-,
ner in which the Sims lettor was made
public, declaring that Admiral Slma
read it during the Investigation of ni
val awards although It had nothing to.
do with the subject under considera
tion. "He could not have chosen a more,
ostentatious and well planned manner
of securing publicity," said Mrt Dun
lels. "If, as he said, he hud written
It only for nuval officers, nothing;
would have been eacier than for him to
have told Chairman Hale that he hart
written a letter to Secretary Daniels
bearing on a totally different subject,
for naval uses only."
At Chicago Meet
Chicago, May 10. The republican
national committee met here today
to select a temporary chairman lor.
the national convention June and to
transact other preliminary bnsiness.
A two day M-tision was expected.
The name of Senator Henry Cubot
himself," said Secretary Daniel "Th! Lodge wu tho only one openly spoil
evidence has had onlv one effect and en of In connection with the te-nptt
tvmt tin ft hPBn n feellnir uf decu resrret rury chairmanship,
at the necessity of withdrawing appro- ers said.
val from Admiral Sims and replacing More women were represented In
It with deen sod lustlna- disapproval. a voting capacity at today s meet ntf
"Ti .,.. it. rvlA In the. than any previous gathering
world war stand without a tract of the kind.
"I have investigated tires renortea
near Timber, Scappoose and Flora's
Camp by telephoning to logging com
pares in the vicinities," he said, "and
find the fires now burning: are slah,
ing fires, set by loggers under require
ments of the present law."
New York, May 10. The United States Steel Corporation
announced todav unfilled orders for the month ending April 30
totalled 10,359,747 tons, a gain of 467,672 tons over the previous
wnur.;nrrtnn Mav 10 Rinuhlican members of the house
ways and means committee definitely decided today to abandon
the proposed one percent retain sales tax for raising part of the
money for the proposed soldier relief legislation.
London, May 10. An amendment to the government's Irish
home rule bill offered by Former Premier Asquith, providing one
parliament instead of two for Ireland, was defeated m the house
of commons this "evening after a short debate by a vote of 2o9
Brownsville, Texas, May 10. The evacuation of Monterey,
capital of the state of Nuevo Leon by Carranza forces, was re
ported in unofficial dispatches here today. Governor De Los
Cofna woo aairi tn hn en route to Matamoros. opposite Browns-
I478.945.E0 for the same period a year, ... fV,. .l a trovemmetlt will be established, the report
'ao and total receipts of $602,239 for V"r V
83 f1 51 Cars Are
With a total of 83,151 automobiles
registered In Oregon at the close of
busness April 30, as shown In a sum
mary Just lssuea ny nam a. lvuaer,
deputy secretary of state, as against a
total registration of 83.332 for 11 ,
the 1920 registration bids fair to even
exceed theestlmate of 100,000 made
earlier in the year. Last year's total
registration was exceeded on May 1,
Kowr explain" the registration is now
well up toward the 85,000 mark.
Total receipts from automobile 11 1
cense fees up to April $0, amounted to
ll.7S3.045 as aaglnst receipts of only
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the entire twelve months of 191.