Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, May 14, 1920, Image 1

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. . SALOL OREGON. FRIDAY. MAY 11 19'hv
Socialists
Affiliate
With Reds
part)'
t Tork, May The socialist
of America at its national con-
, . . i ,r:
!f,He-iance to the third (Moscow)
.....mutional. h reservations, In
cluding that of determining Its owir
Uonar polio-
By t vote of 98 to 40 it rejected a
posa! by J- Louis Engdahl of Chl
Zm to pledge without reservation it
lleeiance to the third international,
jiich was attacked during the social
is Investigation in Albany as the or
HiiiMtioii. that" at the bidding of
Unine and Trotzky, had issued a call
(0r tfolent world wide revolution.
LIBERATION' OF POLITICAL
PRISONERS IS DEMANDED
Washing'"". May 14. Citing am
nesty decrees of seevral European na
tions, a delegation of socialists, head
ed by Seymour Stewman of Chicago,
socialist candidate for vice-president,
appealed to Attorney General Palmer
today for "immediate amnesty ana
"pardon for all federal prisoners con
victed on the nas.s or political speecn
and writing or labor union activl
ties."
Save Your Paper
FOR THE BOY SCOUTS F03
COLLECTION ON SATURDAY,
PRICE 1 CENTS.
W- v-t. a, -
Bicycle kiiders IP n 1 I l
Must Have Lights OlfflS F 50(160
vr tace Penalty T r
:t nt a,,,- . . i H 1 V Li
rrest 01 any one riding a bievi-V
on ihe streets after - dark without
lights wjia threatened by Chief of Po
lio Wlwh I.-V1.1.,., l
. ..., .,, a utieniem macie i
to the Capital Journal. The statement !
was prompter, Chief Welsh satu. hv
complainu of auto drivers who claim j-
in.n mey. are unable to see bicycle J
riders now that they are compelled ' Wahsington, May 14. Rear Admir
to drive with cXmmed lights In the citv . sims" "fallacious and baselesa"
limits Several motorists reported to charges that the navy department de
Effect Claim
ponce Thursday night that they bare
ly missed bicycle riders who loomed
op before their machines in the dark.
Chief Welsh explained that a city
ordinance provides a fine of from
12.60 to J2S for riding bicycles on
streets without lights. He points to the
fact that it would be best for a bicycle
owner to equip his "bike" with lights
than to pay this fine or subject him
self to being run over by some unsee
ing motorist.
Merchant Marine
Problems Trade
Convention Topic
San Francisco. May 14. Problems
of the American Merchant Marine as
they affect the foreign commerce ot
the United States drew the attention
today of delegates to the sevent h an
nual convention of the National For
eign Trade council In session here. ,
Shortage of fuel oil and Its poten
"lial effect upon the large number of
oil turning vessels of the United
States shipping board, occupied much
of the general session, together with
coal conditions throughout the world
Marine insurance was also consider
ed. Speakers at the general session and
their topics were: A. C. Bedford, chair
man of the board of the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey, "Fuel oil
and foreign trade;" Hendon Chubb,
ot Chubb and Sons, New York city,
"American marine insurance;" E. J.
Enney, president of the William
Cory-Mann-George Corporation, "Am
erican coal and its relation to foreign!
"Marine securities.'
' Delegates from ten Pacific const
commercial organizations made pub
lic today a letter to Secretary of Com
merce J. W. Alexander and Admiral
W. S. Benson, chairman of the ship
ping board, whioh , requested that
provisions be made for sending a com
merclal exhibit of United States pro
ducts to Oriental ports for education
al Purposes. .
Pirate Victims
Blame British
Shriners Demand
Car Priorities Be
Guaranteed Them
A demand for recognition of prior
ity rights of Shrine temples to the use
of Pullman cars for the trip to Port
land next month on the occasion of
the annual Shriners conclave is made
by Fred G. Buchtel, vice, chairman of
the traffic committee of the Shrine In
a telegram forwarded tonight to L. S.
Hungerford,, vice-president and man
ager of the Pullman company, Chi
cago. Rank discrimination against the
Shrine and in favor of the other na
tional conventions is intimated la the
telegram which points out lh.it a vast
majority of the temples in the east had
ordered their equipment and received
promises of accommodation long be
fore the dates for the other conven
tions were fixed. Many temples, It is
said, have announced their Inability to
attend the conclave because of tho
cancellation of their Pullman reserva
tions. " - '
Buchtel's telegram of protest fol
lows: "Conference at Portland today
cheeked telegraphic communications
reeclved from Shrine temples from all
sections United States which plainly
convince that vast majority ordered
equipment Portland session long prior
to date fixed for other national con
ventions. Orders either placed with
railroad 'which deflntlely promised
equipment or with your representa
tives. Under these conditions feel can
be no excuse for failure your company
auunlv audi equipment. Division of;
M,i,tnn(ant . hativpAn conventions con-
trade," and John E. Barber of liar-1 struea ot unfair allocation in consta
nt, Forbes and company, New York, ,eratlon Drioritv of Shrine demands.
Marine Heoui-ttlna " , . , .
Common law ot tracts requires accept
ed orders be filled and we insist upon
ample equipment being furnish to
Shriners. Shrine committee being
overwhelmed with telegrams protest
ing your action regarding treatment.
It is apparent Shrines and Nobles of
United States will not silently sub
mit." The telegram Is signed by Ben W.
Oleott, governor of Oregon; Geo. L.
Baker, mayor of Portland; Fred G.
Bnchtel, chairman state railway com
mission; Edgar B. Piper, editor Ore
gonian; L. R. Wheeler, editor Tele
gram; C. E. Ingalls, president Oregon
tentorial association; H. B. VanDuser,
president Portland chamber of convi
merce; W. J. Hoiiman, general im
man Shrine committee; A. H. Lea,
potentate Alcadar Temple.
Copies of the protest are also being
forwarded to Senators McNary and
Chamberlain.
English All-Wool
Suits Available
In U.S.at$3S
New York, Way 14. England is
ready to sell to American merchants
men's clothing, all wool, that can be
retailed at a 20 per cent profjt at
$38.40 each, according to J. C. Shan
non, member of a London manufac
turing concern.
"We can produce suits, transport
mem io America, pay the duty and
sell them to the
Rebels Slowly Breaking Defense Line
Surrounding Carranza; Surrender of
Federal Force on Border Is Forseen
lays prolonged the war four months ! Shanno" asserted
retailer for $32 each." HOSVltal Inmate
d. 'The same qualltvl
suits are now selling here from 60 to
9U.
unnecessarily was "practicallv the nn
ly charge of unfavorable results from
the many alleged sins of omission and
commission" the officer had ascribed
to the department, Secretary Daniels
today told the senate naval investiga
tion committee. It was fully refuted,
he added, by the admiral's own testi
mony. Admiral Sims based his estimate of
an unnecessary loss of 500,000 lives
on an average loss for the allies of
three thouand men a day, Mr. Daniels
said.
The loss of 300,000 men a day for
four months falls short of half a mil
lion," the secretary said.
Reasonlug Erratic.
The admiral based the -charge on
assumption that had there been a mil
lio American men in France by
March 1918, the war would have en
ded four months sooner, Mr. Daniels
said, and completed the reasoning by
assuming the tonnage losses of 1917
prevented carrying that number of the
troops overseas by that date and that
failure of the American nnw In on.
operate heartily in the first months of deeath- But a ffw da'8 after she
For 52 Years Is
Dead At Age 102
Daniel McCarty, aged 108 years,
and an Inmate of the state hospital
for the insane for the past S3 years,
died at the institution Thursday af
ternoon. McCarty was committed to
the old Hawthorne institute, Portland,
from Mutlnomah county, October 23,
1868, and was transferred to the state
hospital here in 1883. There Is no rec
ord of McCarty's birthplace or of any
relatives, all the records of the Haw
Big Transport
Carries Czechs
And Huns Home
San Francisco, May 14. The great
army transport Mount Vernon, said byUw in.H..t. h.,.w w Ht,..
some shipping experts here to be the ed by fire. He was by far the oldest
biggest vesselto ever cross the Pacific patient at the Btate toiplUI.' both In
ocean, bid farewell to San Francisco I point of age and vearg spent at the
iuUvjp ucr imootug mrougn a cycie or institution.
uuveiuure. sne is Gearing a detach
ment of 8000 Ciecho-Slovak soldiers
and 600. German and Austrian prison
ers of war Irom Vladivostok to Ham
burk for transport home and ultimate
repartiation.
In the brief period since her arrival
here last November the Mount Vernon
has known mutiny, fire and violent
the. war resulted in the heavy tonnage
losses. J
"It Is not necessary to wander far
into the realm of statistics or techni
cal questions to show the absolute fal-1
lacy of Admiral Sims' claim," Mr. '
Daniels said. He informed the commit-1
dropped anchor in "man o'war row"
In the harbor following her arrival
from New York, 100 members of the
crew were saidto have quit following
the discovery of an oil rag In the food.
' A few days later an unprecedented
"northerly gale hit the bay and the
Mount Vernon dragged her anchor
Houser Cleared
Of Using Office
For Own Profit
tee that the net tonnage available for " ceZ'Z
the allies May 1, 1917, as 27,000.000 . ,
J ' ' -i,vvv,vvv hlh flfna ahM m fnraaH tr, turn Knob-
Constantinople. May 12. Charge
the French steamer ouirah could
not have been robbed by Black Sea
Mates May 6 without connivance of
Pwwns employed on the ship were
de by 300 indignant, passengers of
,A f aft wh landed here today in
1 driving rain.
Penniless and enraged, the passen
Be Joined In denouncing the British
Mttport c0mro oft,ce &t Batum tne
altar, of British authorities to dls"
th?o . r0bber3 before ey boarded
!,mh and ,he negligence of the
wrashlp company In not maintaining
S f 3"' 11 8eem8 e fact the
m mt mo,e8t the ship's safe
used suspicion on the part of pas-
, Turk Leiide,
""Won. Mt
r Condemned.
er of T wl.A yuala.pna KPmnl
Asia ifi "'itiunauBi torceR in
was condemned to death
81 an
"iraordinary court-mfl5-tl.il hnlH
k, , T ""t'nople Wednesday accord-
Coast To Coast
Air Passenger
Route Announced
Chicago, May 14. An aerial pas
senger line operating daily between
Chicago and New York and San Fran
cisco is a new project announced by
Bion J; Arnold, president of the air
board of Chicago at a meeting of the
board yesterday. He said that ten
ships with a carrying capacity of
twenty six persons each were .under
construction.
tons. It is a matter of common know
ledge that on Way 1, 1918, the tonnage
was less than on May 1, 1917. Test!.
mony given by Admiral Sims would
indicate that the net loss during the
year was about two million tons. This
is probably a sufficiently close esti
mate for practical purposes. Now, then
owing to the tonnage the allies had
been reduced from 27,000,000 on May
1, 1917, to 25,000 ,000 on May 1, 1918.
Yet it is admitted by Admiral Sims
that In the spring of 1918 American
troops were transported to France at
the rate of nearly 300,000 a month or
more than ten times the rate to which
he said transportation had been re
tricted in 1917 because of the des
truction of tonnage.
There was never a time, the wit
ness eaid, when tonnage was not av
ailable to carry iroops. and . svipplle to
France as fast as they could be landed
and trnsjxrted to the front.
"As a matter of fact the American
army materially shortened the war,"
said Secretary Daniels. "It got to the
front as soon as it was humanly pos
ble, not by a, chance but as a result of
careful plans lnv61vlng complete co
operation between the army and navy,
carefully .carried out."
high seas she WHS forced to turn back
because of a stubborn fire in her hold,
a mysterious flooding of het engine
rooms with fresh water, and supposed
trouble with the crew. She finally
made Vladivostok and on her return
one of the German prisoners commit
ted suicide by hanging himself In an
obscure corner of the engine Voom.
His body was not discovered for nearly
a week.
Proposal Rejected
Girl Shoots Self
Chicago, May 14. Miss Mary White
last night shot herself after her leap
year proposal had been rejected by
Joseph Keller.
,Miss White invited Keller to dinner,
took him to a picture show and sug
gested a walk In the park. There she
proposed marriage and announced she
had furnished an apartment for Kel
ler. . Her wounds are not serious, hosptlal
attaches say. ,
Portland, . Or., May 14. Max H.
Houser, second vice president of the
federal, grain corporation, has been
fully exonerated of charges made by
a federal grand Jury at Spokane that
he had used his office to bring profits
to himself In grain deals. Lester ..
Humphreys, United States attorney
for Oregon, announced Houser's vin
dication Thursday, following an inves
tigation of the case which had been
in progress for several weeks past.
In a statement accompanying the
announcement, Humphreys said:
"I find that Mr, Houser personally
and through his companies did not
make immense profits. The profits
were small. There was no violation of
law; no lmnroper use by Mr. Houser
of his position, and no evidence of
manipulation of wheat prices by of
ficials of the grain corporation. On
the contrary the evidence shows Mr.
Houser sacrificed his time and busi
ness to the work of the grain corpo
ration."
A new steamboat has been launched
for service in the Cowlitz river. It will
have a capacity for 30 passengers.
Daring Train Robbery Near Chicago
Ends In Death of Youthful Bandit
Who Barracades Self In Apartment
Chicago, May 14. One of the mostf
daring train robberies In the middle Rrfjr.'o T4nJ1 TT
west in recent years ended this morn--'-''H.o ii Ulll J y
ing In the death of a lone Danau wno
last night looted the Illinois Central i
New Orleans Limited and the recovery
A special election will be held at
Bend May 21 for the purpose of vot
ing on a bond issue of (21,000 for a
city park.
Master Plumbers of
Oregon Gather Here
F or Great Convention
Wiunb autos and trains . 150
ft , "'"r wives irom
all
ornlw t arrived here this
m or?, aMend tne nineteenth an-
huo,! - the regon State
v-rt ot faster Plumbers. The
completing arrangements at various
hotels where the guests will remain
during the convention.
Between three and four o'clocn in
the afternoon the ladies accompany
ing th. nliimhrn to the convention
st ne o'ri f85011" formally (began : city were tendered a reoeptlon in the
I rooms of the Y. W, C. A. special en-
day eve-, tertainment was provided, anu aie:u
matrons made sure that the visitors
I,. " feceptlon, committee the w-ere made most welcome and pleas
kn. irS' i0 of f'fmbers. with a ant
the state t lneomlnS visitors at Little business was transacted at
oed1 r grounds at , 1 1 o'clock, the preliminary session In the after-
(rrsnd n, ,- aut09 they led tho 1 noon. The plumbers nd their wives
'em w j T- guest to whom ail plan to attend theaters tonight.
- tnig afiapnH j i
II V .. . . ",u" " " '
"use banquet Saturda
1th
Jng a
n homage today to the
dub
..nary session opened
the
"Sua
auditoriu
one
In
Saturday at nine o'clock the plumb
ers wives will be treated to a coun
try drive around the city, and will
m of the rnmmt.ri.lal k hn-n the various state institutions
dVlnL .... .... .. .i. tkA
efoom , w"n. an address Beginnln at tne same .unit-
th. ' Walter Denton. All of nlumbers will open active business
tii,. .
'-"wrs and ,t..
, . 1 l- . -InMmawfal il lllV COD-
wives, rf-ore-.sesi"Dn luo -
neiS. r,,v., -----
nS almost ev-r :... L tvention headqua
? in th, ch ? l" Kale ventlon will be closed with a mam-
Prt,,ff,lbers' This -""on'moth banquet at the Elk club Bat
J by registration and urdiy evening. .
of currency estimated to total nearly
$100,000. ,
One policeman shot by the handit Is
dying and another is seriously wound
ed. The bandit was Identified as Horace
Walton ,aged 32, of St. Joseph, Mo.
He fell with four bullets in his body
after barricading himself in his apart
ment and fighting a pitched battle
more than 100 police,
Walton boarded the train a few
miles from Kangakee last night. A
Decatur pounch containing registered !
mail was taken on the train.
As the flyer pulled out of Kanka
kee, Walton stepped Into tne mall car
and announced he was the postal Int-
spector. He then drew a gun and com
manded "hands up." . Four of the
clerks were ordered to lay on the floor
and the fifth was forcedto- bind their
hands. Walton then tied the fifth
man's hands and set about a leasurely
sorting of the mail pouches.
With the clerk's key, he picked out
and "rifled the bags which contained
shipments of money, remarking that
"it's easy when you have lnidde infor
mation." A traveling bag appropriated
from one of the clerks furnished a re
ceptacle for the money.
Walton kept up a running fire of
banter with the clerks until the train
reach South Chicago shortly before 1
a, m. There he leaped out.
Fifteen minutes later, Patrolmen
William A. Roberts and John Ken
drlcks met Walton. Roberts stepped
forward to question the man. Walton
fired through his coat and Roberts
fell, shot In the head and sida.
Policeman Roberts died later this
morning. Ht is survived by the wid
ow and five children, the eldest of
whom is six years old. :
Walton leaped Into the areaway of
an apartment building, while Kend
ricks opened fire. After an exchange
of shots the police dashed forward and
Walton dropped-the bag and fled to
an apartment house a half block away
Police rifle squads surrounded the
building and for more than an hour
poured hundreds of bullets Into Wal
ton's apartment. He returned the fire
steadily, using two guns, and then sud
denly stopped. Detective Chief Moo
ney found Walton on the floor, dead,
wtih four bullets in his body.
Loggers In Camp
Seatle, Wash., May 14. Two armed
bandits late last night held up the en
tire crew of the Admiralty logging
camp near Edmonds, Wash., 'searched
the men individually and escaped with
$300 in cash. .
The camp Is the same one which was
robbed two years ago by a lone bandit
who shot and killed Frank Jones, a
logger, who attempted to throw a chair
at him.
According to word received at Salem
! airplane service will be started
Tine 1 between Portland and Salem.
Express Robbery
Baffles Officers
Spokane, Wash., May 14. Police
and railroad special agents today were
seeking to learn the identity of rob
bers who stole $10,000 In currency
from the cashier's cage of the express
office in the Great Northern station
here last night at a 'time when a score
of railway and express employes were
In and about the station and made
their escape. ,. ,
What made the feat all the more re
markable, officers said today, was the
fact that the money, partly in silver,
weighed some fifty pounds. Between
five and six thousand dollars in cur
rency was left scattered about the
floor of the cage by the robbers, who
according to the story of H. A. Peter
son, the express agent, struck him
down and beat him Into insensibility.
McNary Urges 1
OregbnTd Back
Hirmanlohnson
Washington, May 14. Senator Mo
Nary has reversed his position as a
neutral in the republican presidential
contest and Issued a statement declar
ing for Senator Johnson, saying he
hopes that Oregon will declare for the
California senator at the primaries.
Heretofore McNary has stoutly main
tained he would indorse no one and
those who seek an explanation ot the
present turn of affairs believe that It
lies In the personal friendship exist
ing between McNary, Johnson and
Borah. '
Since Johnson returned here from
his recent campaign tour he and Bor
ah have sought conferences with Mo
Nary, and it is believed they recalled
that they "went to the bat" for him
when he was engaged In a struggle
with Robert N. Stanfteld at the Ore
gon primaries two years ago.
McNary' statement was handed to
Johnson for use today and It is ex
pected will be used extensively In the
final days of the campaign In Oregon.
In it he said;
"Rooted to the west by birth and
knowledge of Its destiny, I feel Justi
fied in stating my preference for a far
western man, who, by environment
and sympathy, Is of the west and de
voted to Its development. Senator
Johnson of California, in my Judg
ment, fulfills the measure of oui
hopes. His personal views on foreign
affairs, whether we agree or differ,
must yield to the overpowering force
of public opinion. I entertain no fear
of his boldness. I have an abiding
faith in his innate desire to serve the
public. Under the conditions that pre
vail I should like to see Oregon Join
with California and Montana and othr
er western stuto In giving Senator
Johnson its support, as that result will
demonstrate to the country that the
west stands for a man who knows her
possibillbs of achievement and who
will give assistance to her ambitions."
Pope Presides
Over Ceremony
Of Canonization
McCroskey And
Wilson To Go To
Pendleton Meet
T. E. McCroskey, manager of ihe
Commercial club, and his assistant,
C. E. Wilson, will leave this city un
day night for Pendleton where th-:y
will attend as delegates from the Sa
lem Commercial club the second an
nual convention of the Oregon Htate
I association of Commercial club see
'retaries, on Monday and Tuesday, It
was announced at the offices of the
club Friday. ,
Reports from Pendleton Indicate
that attendance at the convention
will rival any former meeting of the
secretaries, and it Is believed that a
be
CARRANZA EXPECTED TO
Bl'KKEKSER SELF TODAY
El Paso, Texas, May 14. Surrender
some time today of President Carran
za and his forces, said to be surround
ed near Rinconada, Puobla, was pre
dicted In a telegram from General Al
varo Obregon, former candidate for
the precidency of Mexico, received to
day by Luis Montes De Oca, Mexican
revolutionary "consul" at El Paso.
MexlcaU Quiet. .
CalexlcQ, Cal.a May , 14. A quiet
night was reported from MexlcaU,
across the international boundary,
where there were rumors of revolu
tion late yesterday. .
Governor Esteban Cantu personally
took charge ot his troops last night,
spending the night in tho cuartel.
where various suspected persons were
taken under arrest and questioned at
length . -
American troops were watching
with extra vigilance, having been ask
ed to do so yesterday by Governor
Cantu. : . . '
El Paso, Texas, May 14.' Adolto De
La Huerta, supreme commander of
the revolutionary movement In Mexico
han Issued a call for the Mexican con
gress to convene and name a provision
al president, It was announced here
today. - , 1 .
Rome, May 13. Solemn ceremonies
for the canonization of Gabriel Pos
senti and Marie Alaooq-ufr'wehe held In
St. Peters today. Pope Benedict was
carried in the chair of state to the highly beneficial convention will
cathedral, being surorunded by a gor-'.staged,
geous retinue of Roman nobility and 1
general officers, of religious orders. ! RUMANIAN KIXO AND
SwIrs guards preceded the procession, j QUEEN POSTPONE VISIT
When the procession entered the) Bucharest, May 12. King Ferdl
cnthedral the choir sang "Ave Maria Band and Queen Marie of Rumania
Stella." Throngs of French pilgrims have decided to postpone their visit
ijreeted the pontiff with loud cheers, to the United States until next spring,
waving handkerchiefs and holding up Problems facing this country are r.o
religious objects 'for the apostolic numerous and s?rlous, the king said
blessing, which the pope benevolently today, that he is unable to leave tne
Imparted with his upraised hand. country at the present time.
Sinn Fein Riots
Continue; More
Barracks Burned
Dublin, May 14. Several addition
al attacks on government property
and other incidents occurred In vari
ous parts of Ireland last night, . but
the reports Indicated that the activity
was nothing like the scale ot Wed
nesday night's demonstration. The
police barracks, court house and post
office In Bureau, County Limerick,
were burned, while a motor van con
taining provisions for the police was
burned near Sheverle.
Hoover Declares
For "Open Shop"
Washington, May 14. "The princi
ple of Individual freedom requires the
tnn shop," Herbert Hoover declared
today In testifying before the senate
labor committee at hearings on pro
posed legislation for the settlement ot
industrial unrest.
Mr. Hoover, who was a member of
President Wilson's second industrial
conference, said he did not believe the
relationship between employers and
employes could be settled "by any form
of legal repression, whether It be by
injunction, compulsory arbrltrutlon or
industrial courts.
"In the actual practice of the opin
ion of the various devices they fall In
to two general classes sharing of
profits and sharing of savings," Mr.
Hoover said. "It 1 difficult to reach
a fair basis of settlement. Tho occa
sional misuse of the system has led to
the opposition of organisation labor.
"If profit sharing Is to be based on
the conception that wage are to be
Just and that profits are to be nn ad
dition to pay, then It would be In prop
er form, but not when used as a wea
pon to hold down a man's pay. The
intangible agitation in Industrial life
concerns the question of a division of
surplus, not the question that employ
es want to manage the business."
The sugar famine has been relieved
at Seattle by the arrival of large ship
ments from ban Francisco.
- (By The Associated Press)
Mexican rebel forces have apparently won the first phases
pf the battle against troops still loyal to President Carranza which
have been fighting in desperate battle north of San Marcos, state
of Puebla for the past four days. Advices from Vera Cruz indi
cate a break in the Carranza'lines and an effort on the part of the
president's men to break through the rebel lines and march north
ward. ' '
The struggle is continuing and new
rebel reinforcements are reported to
have reached the scene, coming up
from the south.
An International incident may be
foreshadowed by the fact that W. A.
Brody, British consul for Vera Crux
Is In the camp of President Carran
za. It seems probable he accompan
ied the president in his flight from
Mexico City. Briti?h and American
authorities in Vera Crui have arrang
ed for a Mexican naval lieutenant to
go by special train to the battlefield
and attempt to rescue the English
man. French and British warships nave
made their appearance in the harbor
of Vera Cruz and four American tight
ing vessels are at anchor there. Ne
gotiations tor the surrender of Mata
moros, across the frontier from
Brownsville, Texas, are under way
and It Is expected the Carranza lorc-
es here will surre,-.der without fight
ing today.
Hoover Requests
Campaign Cease
Thruout Oregoa
Portland, Or., May 14. Herbert
Hoover has requested cessation of all
effort in his benalf in the primary
campaign in Oregon, according to the
construction placed by Chester Q.
Murphy, his state campaign chairman,
upon Hoover's telegram sent to Mur
phy Thursday .and, Murphy last night
declared that Hoover's request would
be heeded and that no further effort
In his behalf would be made in thf
state, although It Is now too late to
have his name left oft the primary bal
lot. Murphy based his action on this)
paragraph from Hoover's message as
received here;
"I understand . that ther are five
candidates on the republican ballot
(in Oregon . all ot whom have friends
Some of these candidates are for and
some against the league. No one ot
these candidates can wtihdraw. Con
sequently there will be a great split In
the votes between mere names result
ing in the clouding of the vital Issues."
The total vote recorded against the
no-league' eandldates may give some
Indication of Oregon's views and ey-.
ery effort should be directed to this)
end rather than to the advancement
of my name.1'
"Inasmuch as the only important
candidate before the voters of Oregon,
representing no-league' sentiment, ia
Hiram Johnson of California, the re
quest of Mr. Hoover can be construed
only an an urgent request to defeat
Mr. Johnson at the local primary of
May 21," said Murphy.. "His action Is
not understood, however, to be in any
sense a withdrawal from candidacy
before the Chicago convention."
Issue, Not Man, at Stake. '
New York, May 14. Herbert Moo
vcr .replying by telegraph today to tho
request of the Hoover republican club
of Portland, Or., for his "views on var
ious matters arising In the Oregon pri
maries," declared the republican party
"must support the league with reser
vations. It must not fall into the trap
that the president and Senator John
son are enticing it into." .
"The president has declared," Mr,
Hoover said, "that the democratig par
ty must demand the acceptance ot ths
league in full as presented by him to
the senate. Senator Johnson demands
that the republican party oppose tho
league altogether. Two more destrua
live Mttitudus .towards a great issue
could not be found.
"The inflexible attitude1 of the pres
ident and his supporters and of Sena
tor Johnson and his supporters has
brought this Issue Into the election at
an Immeasurable moral and economia
cost to our own , country and to th
world. If the republican party, how
ever, is to voice the will of the people
and is not to forfeit the certainty o
leaderhip In the next four years, It
must embrace the great opportunity
which the majority of the American
people are prepared to give It
"I therefore hope," he added, "that
the more than a thousand clubs that
have sprung up In the country advo
cating my name at the Chicago con
vention will ,ln addition to the prt
mary task they have undertaken con
tinue to keep to the forefront their
real purpose of right alignment of tho
party on the many Issues before ua
and that they will use their utmost in
fluence that the republican platform
shall endorse the prompt ratification
of he teaty and approve the reservations."
Potato Acreage
Cut 5 Per Cent
Washington, May 14. A five pet
cent reduction In the acreage planted!
to potatoes as Indicated for this sea
son In reports just received by the
United States bureau of markets from
Its field agents.
High prices for potato seed and the;
shortage of farm labor were given as)
the principal reasons.
News Print Convention.
Kansas City, Mo., May 14. A con
ference to discuss the news print sit
uation as It affects the editors of small
town papers will be held In Kansas)
City May 22.
LATE BULLETINS
Washington, May 14. An attempt to pass the legislative, ex
ecutive and judicial appropriation bill over President Wilson a
veto was made today in the house.
Washington, May 14-After providing for an appropriation
of $40,000,000 for the army air service, an increase of about thir
teen million dollars over the house bill, the senate military com
mittee today ordered the annual army appropriation bill favor
ably reported to the senate.
.Washington, May 14. Enactment of the army and navy pay
bill was completed today with the adoption of the conference by
the house and senate. The measure now goes to the president..