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nations to Dis
ite farm rro-
are Vital Need
fjjers associations for dls-
n of farnl products were
lei by Senator Harding In a
heret oday as a necessity if
ces are to be reduced.
to a committee of the
1 Board of Farm organiza-
the nominee declared ne a-
any dea of class organiza
tion, but knew tnat unless
ucers and consumers were
closert ogether by organ
ts "organized profiteering
;ueeze in somewnere e
Kplorcs Group Appeals.
Ih your assent." said Senator
K, "I win not welcome you
Cresentatives of farmers oif
fcions and shall make no ap-
Ithfr now or later to the peo-
j the country which may be
Id an appeal in behalf of
Permit me therefore to
you as Americans. I de
(he use in political campaigns
public administration of spe-
t, peals and of special inter-
deplore any foreign policy
tends to group together
lot foreign blood in groups of
latlvity. I deplore class ap-
home. I abhor the soviet
I the compromises and en-
sments which we have seen
Harps on Americanism.
ten the responsibility -o
ship in this fight was placed
me , I said to myself that we
all unite under the slogan
Ilea first.' When I say Amer-
st I mean not only that Amer
aintain her own independence
ihall be first in fulfilling her
lions to the world but I mean
t home any special interest,
lass, any group of our citizen
hath as arrayed itself against
torests of all, must learn that
me as well as abroad, Amer
rst has a meaning, profound,
rth oods aid, everlasting.
Speaks for Consumer.
desire with all my heart to
. for the consumer when I
of American agriculture.
the agriculture of the United
the basic Industry, I am
concerned. We must look
1 problems and farming slt-
i Bquarely In the face and act
wand wisely and promptly.
Pe day of land huneer has
The day when the share of
American farmer in whatever
t of prosperity has ben over-
Lay the share taken by our
41 Production, has come
, when industry outbids
re for labor has come.
fK conditions call for wise
' the part of the govern-
loey call for the presence of
rlcan farmer in our ornvem-
I offices, administrative and
lentative. They call for exten-
I the farm loan principle, not
'the case of the man who al-
' owns a farm but to worthy
wans who want to aoaiilre
Builders ' Swoon
Here Is Fault Of
People, Sags Legg
Salem residents themselves
caused the Salem Home Builders
association to fall.
"Salem people made a big flurry
about wanting homes but as soon
as they discovered it would oust
something to build them, they
"If anybody wants to take over
the association I believe the direc
tors wolud dispose of it for what It
These were statements of Fred A.
Legge manager of the Salem Home
Builders' association when ques
tioned this morning as to why the
organization had failed to function.
Mr, Legge admitted that although
the association had a capitalization
of $50,000 it had not been responsi
ble for the building of one house m
Questioned whether he believed
the association would have succeea
ed had it' been properly exploited,
Mr. Legge said he believed it might
"We might have made it go
through advertising," he agreed,
"but the association wasn't an in
vestment company. Itsi purpose
was generally known, too."
Only 20 per cent down was re-
quirea ty the association from
man wno desired to build a house.
the builder was reauired to own
a lot fre of all incumbrances, and
to have one-fifth of the cost of the
When people found they had to
pay 20 per cent down, they lost in
terest and baked out," Mr. Legge
declared. "They said they didn't
nave the money."
Only Few Even Inquired.
Only about eight or ten people
even inquired about the nrosnosl
Hon the association had to offer, he
"It cost about $500 to organize
the association, and if anybody,
working for the good of Salem.
should want to take over the or
ganizatlon, I believe he would be
permitted to do so," Mr. Legge said.
Manager Legge said that the asso
elation is still open for business and
readyto acoemmodate any prospec
tive builder who wants to make Sa
lem his home. Neither he or any
body else is receiving a salary for
services perofrmed, he said.
Employes Charge Girls Employed
In California State Printing Shop
Kept to Entertain Legislators
Islington, Sept. 3. Governor
or California was in con
pee today with Secretary Colby
R state denn
Japanese situation in
I coast state. While he would
"yWhat hflll trnnolJ J l
Idiscussion. the tmvm i.ji.
r that he had been
reports from Tokio of
pwoachlng agreement Kt,n"
r a 'he United states pro-
r naturalization of Japa
ow in the ,,... - j '
pacis of fun, . i .,
; werendum election in Cali-
on the nr-n-d , j,
H .v ---"i"" t law walk-
Lr alepnens said, must be
on whatever agreement the
P vernments might conclude
un of the pending diplo-
- wu.rnjations. The oronosal
rporatcd in the hallotsi the
raid, and could not be set
the conferenoo wttfe tym
governor, Secretary Col-
' lne White House ac-
by Under ..--,.
-M spent .i i2
H Wilson. NO iMtimnlin,,
reason f- , -a-i....
conference was -rive-.
iore and Deserved
JfWith Governor Cox.
"Way wtih . opened
r.-r ,..."' re nreak-
i tt,u " a-dress to a
dZ Ta at Toledo
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Sacramento, Cal., Seplt. 3.
State printing department em
ployes, both men and women, who
walked 0ut yesterday, will not re
turn to work until Carleton John
son, head of the proof room, is
reinstated. This decision was an
nounced after a mass meeting today.
A committee appointed at the
meeting to confer with the state
civil service commission was in
formed all members were out of
Sacramento, Cal. Sept. 3. A
mass meeting of employes of the
state printing department was in
progress this morning to decide
whether they should resume work
at once or await further reply to
their demand for Reinstatement
of Carleton Johnsqji, head of the
proof room who was suspended
by Robert Telefer, state printer.
for signing a communication on
behalf of the employes in -which
charges of misconduct in the
printing department were made.
Charges of misconduct by wo
men employes of the bill room
during the 1919 legislature, con
tained in a sworn statement filed
with the governor and board of
control were reiterated by John
son today. He said there was evi
dence to uphold the charge that
Telefer knew many employes re
ceived pay although absenting
themselves from work and that
preference was shown those who
were willing to "help -entertain
members of the Ieigslature."
Telefer has denied all the charg
es and asked a speedy hearing. He
said a "vindictive attack" , had
been made against him. as .putt of
a fight by printing department
employes to obtain Saturday half
holidays with pay.
Rain Will Not
Delay Fight at
. Benton Harbor, Mich., Sept. 3.
Rain will not cause a postponement
of the heavyweight championship
contest between Jack Dempsey and
Billy Miske set for Monday after
noon. Promoter Fltzsimmons an
nounoedtoday. The ring and a large
part of the open air arena will be
covered with a huge canvas early
on the day of the fight if the weath
er is threatening and the heavy
weight rivals will go into the ring
on schedule time.
The referee situation is expected
to be cleared up today with the
arrival of Thomas Bigger, chair
man of the state athletic commis
sion. Jack Kearns, manager of the
champion, said he would insist up
on naming an official of his own se
lection as he will take no chances
with an inexperienced ring offi
cial. Promoter Fltzsimmons said that
the advance sale has reached $50,
000 and that indications were fav
orable for a total gate reecipt of
$150,000. It was announced that
more than $7000 worth of seats
were sold yesterday. Thousands
are planning to make the trip in
motor cars and will not purchase
their tickets until their arrival.
lktlt "'ns was fe-
""' i voiedo.
Ends In Death
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 3. Mc
Collough G. Graydon, Los Angeles
real estate dealer, died in a hosp-c-
at Santa Monica yesterday, the re
sult of a bullet wound received dur
ing an altercation Wednesday over-4
the occupancy of a beach cottage
at Venice. Mrs. Julia Sloane, Miss
Mabelle Roe and C. A. Bowers were
placed under arrest last night on an
order Issued by the district ar
neys office following an investiga
tion. Responsibility for the shoot
ing had not been fixed early today.
Philadelphia, Sept. 3. Radio
messages flashed from the army
transport General Goethals to the
Philadelphia navy yard via Cape
May told of the resuce early today
of the officers and crew or ttie
submarine S-5 after they had spent
nearly two days locked in the dis
abled vessel beneath the Atlantic
ocean 55 miles south of Cape Hen
lopen. It was after three o'clock
this morning when Lieutenant'
Commander C. M. Cooke, the last
man to leave his vessel was taken
aboard the steamer Alanthus. Nine
hours had elapsed since the plight
of the underseas boat had been
made pubiic through a wireless call"
picked up by an amateur operator
in Farmington, Conn.
War Invention Saves.
It was a small buoy, a develop
ment of. the world War, together
with the vigilant eye of a lookout
on the bridge of the transport Gen
eral Goethals that gave the thirty
men on the submerged submarine
S-5 their chance for life.
This small buoy, with a bell and
buzzer device that can be operated
when the boat is submerged, is part
of the eauinment of later type sub
marines. It was cast loose when the
S-6 went down. The lookout on the
General Goethals saw it, being at
tracted by its bell, as well as the
fact that it w C- noted on the
A small boat was lowered- from
the transport to investigate. When
the buoy was reached tne uuzzer
device could be heard. The con
nection was cut in, quickly there
came this message:
The sumbarine S-5 has been
submerged for 35 hours. Air is
rynning short. Machinery is dam
aged. Send for help."
Air Puni)ed to crew.
This plea was sent broadcast by
the wireless of the uenerai uw
thals. Among those who responueu
was the steamer Alantnus wnic.i
with the army transport siooa oy
the submerged vessel and managed
to attach grappling hooks to its.
stern. Holding tne suomunnc i
vertical position a hole was ooieu
through its plate and air pumped
through to the suffering crew.
In the meantime tne can -or
v.nA Koon nicked up oy me imj
wireless stations and by command
of Secretary Daniels destroyers
... -., tn tne resuce iruui
-n,ii.d.iniii- Mewnort News and
N' ... Vn.tr
Before all these vessels nau uiw-
... th scene, however, wu
I.U v ' " .. , I, ,. ,1
was flashed that an me cicw
been taken aboard me
Alanthus. The Alantnus mww
to tow the submarine to me i-.e.-v
Cordial Welcome by
Japanese In Tokio
Tokio, Sept. 2.- The American
congressional party visiting Japan
was welcomed at therailway station
today by Viscount Inajiro Tajiri,
mayor of Tokio. who is a graduate
of Yale int the oiass of 1879, and
a delegation from the Japanese
The crowd whioh was kept with
in fixed limits by the police, made
A large force of detectives close
ly scrutinized all orientals, suposed
ly because of allegations that Ko
reans and Chinese were likely to at
tempt anti-Japanese manifestations
An extensive program has been
arranged for the entertainment of
the visitors. Seven Japanese girls
proficient in English will act as
jruides to the ladies of the party.
The press in its comment on the
arrival of tne Americans adopts a
tone of cordial welcome but de
mands that the spokesman of Ja
pan seize the opportunity to discuss
American relations with the visitors
in the frankest spirit.
Representative Hugh S. Herman
of California, who was reported
yesterday in Kyoto dispatches as
detained there by the illness of his
mother, will remain at Nara, near
Kyoto, for the time being it was
American Who Won
Commission In Jap
Navy Called by Death
Lithuania Will Oppose
Invasion of Borders by
Polish Forces, Report
Diplomatic Deception Charged; Warsaw Of
ficials Deng Friction Exists; Bolshevik Am
Driven from Suwalki and Victors are Coves
Boston, Mass.. Sept. 3. The
death in St. Augustine, Fla., yester
day of Henry Walton Grinnell, a
naval veteran of the Civil and Span
ish wars, who became an adm-rai
In the imperial Japanese navy, be
came known to relatives in this city
today. His work in the training of
seamen was said to have been large
ly responsible for the development
of the Japanesen avy which turned
back the Russian fleets.
Born in New Bedford 84 years
ago, Grinnell fought .with Farragut
at New Orleans and received hon
orable mention for running the
Confederate lines with dispatches.
He left the navy as a lieutenant at
the close of the Civil war and went
to Japan, serving throughout the
Admiral Grinnell's father was
Moses Grinnell of New York who
financed several Arctic expeditions
and for whom Grinnell land in the
Arctic waB named.
Irish Envoy Is
Given Notice to
London. Sept. 3. George Gavan
Duffy, so called ambassador of the
Irish republic to France, has been
given twenty four hours by the
French government in which to
leave France, it was officially stat
ed here today.
ITlsterltes Take Action
Belfast, Sept. 2. -Most urgent
and important business, says an
official report, was transacted at
the meeting of the Ulster Union- j lieutenant in separate company A.
1st council' today in connection j engineers. Oresron national euard
with the grava situation facing the I was announced by the -loyalists
of the province. general's office here Thursday .
Certain proposals were adopt-' Sharp succeeds George
ed unanimously with a view to : who is promoted to first - L
meeting the demand for full and ant to fill the anc- usc J-'
of those the resignation ui i-""- . "
who has removed rrom ron ...
Sharp served with the American
expeditionary forces in France
-, -.nn--nm missioned officer in
Court Refuses to
Of Union Men
Washington, Sept. 3. Applica
tion for an Injunction to prevent
discharge by the Old Dominion
Railway company of certain em
ployes becauseof union affiliations
was denied today by Justice Sid
dons in the supreme court, District
While not passing on the validity
of the transportation act, the opin
ion stated that if the legisiarron
"undertakes to restrain the power,
of employers to discharge their
employes for joining a labor union,
the act would then appear to come
within the denunciation of such leg
islation in the opinions of supreme
The right to labor was an indi
vidual right which carried with it
the right not to work. Justice Sid
dons held, the opinion adding that
the supreme court of the United
States had upheld also the right of
the employer to "impose conditions
upon those who seek employment."
Plea For Better
Mexico City, Sept. 3. Cultivation
of friendly relations and creation
of confidence that Mexico is anxi
ous and capable of fulfilling her
obligations is the government's
policy in International affairs, said
Provisional President De La Huer
ta in his message to congress yes
terday. He gave as examples of the rela
tions between Mexico and the Uni
ted States, mutual extradition pro
ceedings carried on by the two
countries and compliance by the
United States with the Mexican re
quest that airplane flight over Mex
ican territory be forbidden.
"Despite difficulties," the mes
sage added, "the governments ef
forts to protect the lives and inter
ests of foreigners have produced
eood results." .
It was stated that a bill had been
prepared for the purpose of devel
oping article 27 of tne coiii"""
which nationalizes petroleum
Gerard to Head
New YoiTc, Sept. 3. James w.
Gerard, former ambassador to Ger
many, has accepted 'the post of
chairman of the finance committee
of the democratic national comit
tee, it was announced here today
by Senator Harrison, in charge of
deocratlc headquarters during the
absence of Chairman George White.
As head of the finance commit
tee, It was announced, Mr. Gerard
w.lll have genera! supervision or n
collection of democratic campaign
Would Have Cox
Chicago, Sept. 3. Parley P.
Christensen, farmer-labor candi
date for president, today sent a tele
gram to Senator Warren G. Hard
ing, . republican presidential candi
date, and Governor James M. Cox,
democratic nominee, suggesting the
two newspaper proprietors grant
"one column of space each day un
til November 2 for the publication
of such facts, views and statements
as the national committee of each.
party furnishes to your newspaper."
"II you will do this you will have
done more for the development of
American political, social and eco
nomic intelligence, in my opinion,
than any one thing you could or
can do during four years in the
White House," Mr. Christensen
Of Cox Called
Chicago, Sept. 3. Subpoenas for
a dozen or more witnesses were
sent today by the senate commit
tee investigating campaign contri
butions, while the committee tooM
a recess until next Tuesday. Many
of those summoned, it was under
stood, were cited to the commit
tee members by E. H. Moore
Youngstown, Ohio, pre-convention
manager of Governor Cox.
"I have then ames of men who
can (rive absolute proof that before
the public conscience was aroused
the Heads of this money getting or
ganization publicly boasted that
Blair plan would raise f 16.000,000,"
Mr. Mooce declared in a statement.
One of the subpoenas issued to
day was for Harry M. Blair, assist
ant to Treasurer Fred W. Upham,
of the republican national commit
tee. MV. Moore declared Blair wis
"the father of the city quota plan"
which was referred to by Governor
Cox in his Pittsburgh speech.
After a conference with Mr.
Moore, committee members declar
ed they would search into the rec
ords of every political group and
that they expected to "uncork a
series of political scandals."
Berlin, Sept. 3. Lithuania will
defend herself with all mens at her
disposal against Invasion by Pol
ish troops, and will prevent any fur
ther violations of her territory, says
a Kovno dispatch.
A statement has ben issued by
the Lithunian foreign minister who
"The Polish government has is
sued Instructions for military oc
cupation of Lithuanian territory,
after having deceived Lithuanian
officials by expressing friendly and
The note says the Poles attacked
Lithuanian troops while boundary
negotiations were pending.
Friction Is Denied.
London, Sept. 3. Reports that
fighting has occurred between Pol
ish and Lithuanian troops neaf
Augustowo are denied in a telegram
received in this elty from Warsaw,
says the London Times. It is also
stated that Lithuanian troops hi
that vicinity are withdrawing wlftt- .
out fighting against the Poles."
Poles Occupy Suwalki.
Warsaw, Sept. 2. Polish troop
have entered the etiy of Suwalki,
19 miles north of Augustowo, aa
have been given an enthusiastic wt
come, says the official statement to
day. General Budenny. the RusriM
bolshevik! commander, who IMP
been attempting to break the Pol
ish lines In Galicia and who hM
suffered what appears to be a
clsive defeat, is rapidly retreating,
it is said.
Along the line from Sokoia
Brest-Litovsk on the northern Pol
Ish front, the situation is quiet.
Brilliant service by avtetOMt
among whom are many American
is especially mentioned In the state,
Forsyth, Mont, Sept. 3. Alfred
Lane, homesteader, found guilty nt
murder for shooting and killing
Harry Theade, neighbor, last April,
this mornln g at dawn paid the
penalty with his life on the gallows.
Tjine. officers said, never falter
ed or whimpered during his forty
days wait in the death cell. Alter
mounting the scaffold with steady
stride, he repeated prayers arte
i,iHiei- Dnnrare K. Lcdoux. and at
the conclusion of the recitation,
smiled at the priest.
Lane bade county oiriciais gooa
iwe snvlna- that he bore no grudge.
He asked forgiveness and said it
was his desire to leave tne worm
with no enemies remaining behind
The commissioning of
L. Sharp of Portland ro oe
whoso lives are imperiled by the
present disturbances, the report
adds. Meanwhile, the council earn
estly appeals to all loj-al subjects
of the king to assist the authori
ties in maintaining law and order.
Mrs. Christine May has been
elected to represent Pendleton as
labor queen at Baker Labor day.
Sh received 14.S06 votes.
nearest competitor was
Boyle, with 14.54 votes.
companv A. First gas regiment, re
ceiving his discharge from the
regular army February 27. 11
He enlisted with the Oregon guards
men August 1. last.
. ji in Una
w- Tr V. Mans ot .Marsnnem ..
MirJorie j been elected president of the Coos
county heaitn. asBo,
Sugar Drops to
New York. Sept. 3. Announce-,
menu were made "day bringing
prices for refined sugar to about
"he same basis at which "second
hand" or speculators stocks recent
ly have been selling.
The Federal Sugar Refining com;
pany announced a new reduction of
I cent a pound, making its price for
White and Negro
Dock Hands Mix
New York, Sept. 3. More than
2000 white and negro longshoremen
engaged in a battle at Pier 50,
North river, yesterday, which re
quired strong police squads to
quell. A number of white and ne
groes were arrested as ringleaders
after several wounded men had
been removed to hospitals.
The fight started when 1000
white longshoremen reported for
work at the Southern Pacific steam
ship pier and found 500 negroes un
loading a vessel.
Freight handlers' hooks, clubs
and stones were used freely.
nound less 2 per
change their list price -
Maurioain. offering limited muu""7
cond fine graulated at io '
This is sugar that had
bv speculators or others who have
returned it to refineries to be sold
at the best price obtainable.
Eastern Linn county has pro
duced the largest and best crop or
huckleberries in many years.
On Pae 4
In Mexico Obey
Call for Strike
Mexico City, 8ept. 3. Thirty-one
thousand workers, including mill
hands, employes of cigarette fac
tories and some printers, struck
here yesterday, according to El
Universal- The newspaper states
there is apprehension the strike
London. Sept. 3. Terence Mae
Swlney, lord mayor of Cork, who
Is in a critical condition in Brixton
prison as a result of his hunger
strike, which began August 12, was
reported this morning to bo show
ing signs of sinking rapidly and to
be very much weaker. This state
ment of his condition was made
his brother, Sean MacSwiney, after
he U-'ft the prison this forenoon.
At the lord mayor's request,
members of his family visited him
this morning and later they ex
pressed fear that the end was not
Father Dominlck, private chap
lain to MacSwiney, celebrated a
special mass in the prison this
A report made on Mayor Mac
Swiney's condition shortly after
noon said he was rapidly approach
ing unconsciousness. He was too
weak during the morning to carry
on a conversation, it was said.
Asked to Join
Chicago, Sept. 3. Representa
tives of the Chicago packers today
sent letter to stock raisers, railroad
officials and bankers of the middle
west and far west, asking them to
attend a conference hero Septem
ber 10, to discuss plans for finan
cing increased production of live
stock. . '
The letter urged bankers, pack
ers, livestock producers, railway
representatives and others interest
ed to meet here with representa
tives of the federal reserve banks
to find out whether there Is not a
better plan by which the livestock
Industry can be protected and fi
nanced to the end that confidence
and normal food production be re
stored and abnormal shipments ot
young and breeding livestock be
The letter was signed by J. Ogden
Armour, Thomas B. Wilson and L.
F. Swift of the packers; Hale Hold-
en, president of the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy railroad; J. C.
Underwood, president of the Wy
oming Stock Growers association;
J. M. Wilson, president of the Wy
oming Wool Growers association;
J. S. Howard, president of the
American Farm Bureau Federation
O. a. Smith, president of the Na-'
tional Farm Congress, and others.
Head of Soviet
Peace Party Has
Warsaw, Sept. 2. M.Danishew
sky has resigned as head of tte
Russian peace delegation and ha
been replaced by Adolph Abram.
woicz Koffe, former soviet amhUr
sador to Germany and chairman t)
the Russian peace delegation aft
Urest-Lltvovsk, acocrdlng to Hot
cow advices. M. Danishevaky
signed because the soviet govern-"
ment agreed to carry on farther mmr
golations with Poland at Riva.
Pfince Sapleha, Polish for
minister, received a wireless
sage from George Tchltcherln. hatr
shevlK minister or iureign uwnk
stating that the essential conditio
as to the Riga conference was a
guarantee of the immunity ot th
Russian arid Ukrainian delegate;
the right to fre and uninterrupted
communication In code by tats
graph and wireless and oy wamim
carrying diplomatic sealed pouojfr
es. Upon receiving such guaran
tee, M. Tchltcherln said, the soviet
delegation will leave for Riga wMfcf
full power to agree to armiattM
preliminary to peace and to nego
tiate a final peace treaty.
Prince Sapleha has wired the FBt
Ish minister in Riga to obtain Ota
demand guarantee from the It
vian government and to comtnuhi
cate the result direct to the botsha
vlk minister in that city.
Meet In Worcester
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 3 Breed
ers of thoroughbred Guernsey cat
tle from all over the United States
assembled here today at the open
ing of the annual meeting of tne
Guernsey Association in this city.
Massachusetts is said to lead in the
number of Guernsey herds. Guern
sey prize cattle command high fig
ures, and many of the owners re
ported that the pat twelve months
have been a banner year for saies,
orders having come frem the Ar
gentine and other South American
countries for American fancy stock.
To Turn Traitor
Mexico City, Sept. 3. Provision
al President De La Huerta has re
jected demands by the leaders of
the national republican party that
he continue in office and ignore the
result of the election to be held Sep
tember 5. The national republican
party Is supporting the presidential
randldacy of Alfredo Robles Do
mlnguez and claims General Alvaro
Obregon Is ineligible to assume of
fice. "I cannot be a traitor to my par
ty, my principles or my country,"
was the provisional president's an
swer, "and will turn over the orMce
to the candidate winning at the
The seventh annual exhibition
of the Wheeler County Fair asso
ciation will be held at Fossil Sep- tries will assure protection of Dan-
tember 23. ube navigation
Trade Treaty Signed.
Paris, Sept. 3. Signature of a
treaty between France and Hun
gary relative to commerce between
the two countries Is announce mj
the Matin. This convention, it is
declared, will stipulate that in case
of military necessity the two coun
Threat To Kill
Yank Held for
Mexico City, Sept. 2. Pedro Za
mora, the Jalisco bandit, has threat
ened to execute W. A. (Sandy)
Oardlner, an American citizen, and
Bertie C. Johnson, a British sub
ject, who were kidnaped by Za
mora's band at Cuale, August 20, if
the men aren ot ransomed Imme
diately, according to dispatches.
It is reported Zamora has In
creased the amount of ransom. The
Esperanza Mining company, which
employed Gardiner at Cuale, is
holding theransom money ready',
upon advice of the United States
consul here, but It is declared It nas
not been able to communicate with
The government Is exerting ev
ery effort to obtain the release of
the two men without paying ran
som, which, officials say. might en
courage every potential bandit
chief to enter the business of cap
turing and holding foreigners until
paid large amounts. Federal troops
are said to be close behind Zamora,
who is reported to have sought
refuge near the El Panal mountains.
Polk Road Case
Portland, Or, Sept. 3. The tak
ing of ttstimony in the Polk coun
ty road injunction case was coa
eluded Thursday, but the argument
of the attorneys was continued to
time yet to be set.
In his suggestions to the attor
neys as to the course of the argu
ment, Judge McCourt indicated
that he was Inclined to the opinion
that the law required the state
highway commission to route the
Pacific highway through Dallas.
However, he thought that the evi
dence in the pending case showad
that the plaintiffs had not come io
to court with clean hands In view
of the agreement whereby the high
way commission would improve thai
road from Dallas to Salem. He
further thought that none of the
plaintiffs had shown that they
would bed amaged by the bnlldhuf
of the road on the present plan and
that the proper person to bring suit
to restrain would be the attorney
general of the state acting for tha
From this statement it was in
ferred that the court will dlasolra
the Injunction against the contrac
tors on the Rickreall and Inde
pendence and the Saiem Dallas
roads, allowing work to proceed
under the existing contracts.
Strikers Sicxe Plants.
London, Sept. 2. Several factor
ies In Rome have been seised ey
striking metal workers in concert
with the metal strikers at Milan
and Turin, where a number of fac
tories had previously been occupied
by the workers, says a Rome die-patch.
Paris, Sept 1. Georges Carpen
tler, heavyweight champion of Bur
ope, will leave for the United States
tomorrow, according to newspapers
Mount Vernon, N. Y., Sept. 3.
Further evidence of the high
cost of politics was furnished
today by the threat of election
poll officials here to strike tt
their demands for an increase
of (5 a day are hot met.
A delegation of the poll clerka
"union," including both men eaaY
women, presented their demand
to the common council, whlen
replied that the appropriates
budget could not afford the ad
ditional M000 their demand