Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 21, 1916, Image 1

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TRIES NEW ROUTE
Austro-Germans Claim Vic
. tones On North Rumanian
Frontier
BULGARIAN WAR OFFICE
: FAILURE AT DOBRUDJA
Serbs Attack Bulgars Day and
Night-Battle Raging for
48 Hours
gTCRTY-NIN'
By Ed L. Keen.
(United l'ress staff correspondent.)
I London, Sept. 21. Halted in his in
. vasion of eastern Kumnnin, Field Mar
shal Mackenson has shitted ti is attack
and js attempting to carry the war in
to King Ferdinand's country by a
etroke 'from the northwest.
The German war office this after
noon announced that the Austro-Gor-mnns
have won victories on both sides
of the Vulcan mountain pass, one of the
gateway on the Rumanian northwest
ern frontier, offer ririviim fl,n p,,ml..
inns back 10 miles. The Kumnnian war
ornce admitted a retreat in this region
lmt declared the Rumanians have halt
ed and are defending themselves behind
a new fortified line.
The Bulgarian war office today ad
mitted the defeat of German and Bul
garian attempts to penetrate the new
Itiisso-Bumaninn front in the Dobrudja.
The Rumauian war office not only re
ported the repulse of all Tentonic at
tacks but declared that the Russians
and Rumanians are now attackiug on
the whole front.
( In Macedonia fierce Bulgarian coun-
.. ter attacks have held up temporarily
the progress of the allied left wing-except
at the extreme northwestern cor
ner of Greece, where the French report
ed a three mile advanc.
Som progress was made by the Brl
tish on the Somme front last night, but
bad weather hindered operations on
both sides. The principal fighting on
the western front occurred northeast of
Verdun, where the French carried Ger
man trenches and advanced 100 vnrds
at one point.
Heavy fighting continued yesterday
along the Russian fron,t but there was
no change in the general situation ex
cept, in the Carpathians where the Slavs
captured a German position.
t Fight Day and Night.
London, Sept. 21. Jackals and hyen
as, creeping down from the mountains
abng the Scrbo-Greek frontier, are
feasting on the bodies of Bulgarian and
Serbian soldiers slain in fierce fight
ing northeast of Lake Ostrovo. Three
hundred Bulgarian corpses piled in a
heap in one ravine, were stripped of
their flesh by jackals and hvenns at
night and by thousands of crows and
vultures that hovered over the fighting
ground in the day time. Tho dead Bul
garians find been mowed down iu a ma
hine gun attack and lay between the
Serbian nnd Bulgarian lines. When the
Serbs advanced they found only skele
tons and bits of torn uniforms.
Cooler weather is aiding in the opera
tions along the Balkan front nnd is
partly accountable for flie fnrinn f;i.t.
ing now going on between Serbs and
juigars. i.nte in August when the al
lies first begun hammering the Bul
garian lines tho heat in the dnv time
was so intense that even British and
French troops hardened at Gnllipoli suf
fered, and a large part of the fighting
wns done at night. In the recent opera"
tions the Serbs have been b(o..l-i..,t
and night with battles going on for 4S
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Next t' pickin' up a smooth dime
with a boxin' glove, th' hardest thing
is tryin' t' publish a 4-page paper in
a l-page town, lipton Bud is attend
in' a tractor demonstration an' talks
some o buyin' a seven passenger plow,
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X Ray of Bones Showed
Girl WasJ8 Years Old
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 21. The X-ray
today disproved a mother's testimony
regarding tho age of her daughter.
Two gypsy tribes are batling iu court
for pretty Amelia Mitchel. Her moth
er declared Amelia is only 15, and that
Frank Adams, a member of another
tribe, kidnaped her at St. Louis. Ad
ams, declared ho bought the girl and
that she is It) years old.
Dr. H. S. Butcaii said that an X-ray
photograph of the bones in the girl's
arm would scientifically determine her
age.
Today Dr. Butenu produced the X-ray
and testified before Superior Judglfe
Ogden that the formation of the bones
in the girl's arm scientifically proved
her to be at least 18.
TWENTY MILES OF
EM
Army On Border Reviewed
Today, Seven Hours
Passing Stand
By Webb Miller
(United Press staff correspondent)
Kl l'aso, Texas, Sept. 21. In. a col
umn twenty miles in length, national
guardsmen and regular soldiers march
ed through the city and passed the re
viewing hta'nd at Fort Bliss for seven
hours today in Hie biggest infantry di
vision review ever held iu this coun
try. More than twenty six thousand
men, marching four abreast, comprised
the column. Every Tegimeut has been
filled to full war strength by combin
ing organizations and every branch of
infantry in a divisiou was represented.
In the reviewing stand were Major
General Charles M. Clement, General
George Bell, Jr., and their staffs.
From early morning until afternoon
the Hups swung steadily through the
streets- of Kl l'aso and six miles be
yond the city to the reviewing stands
at Fort Bliss, to the music of thirteen
bands. For hours a solid line of the fa
mous four-point-seven artillery lumber
ed through the crowds. Then followed
engineers, sanitary trains and signal
corps, all with full war equipment.
There wns a thousand wagons and mo
tor trucks and 8,000 horses and mules
in the parade. At noon the lines halt
ed while tho men nte their lunches by
the roadside.
In making up the division, one bri
gade of Massachusetts and Michigan
state troops were used, one brigado of
Kentucky and Mouth Carolina and one
brigade of Pennsylvania and Ohio
guardsmen. The remainder of the di
vision was comjiosed of regulars.
SCHOOL HD SHAPE
Superintendent Says Some
time School May Be Moved
to Tacoma
Harivood Hull, superintendent of the
.Salem Indinu school at Chemawa, rather
surprised some of the members of the
Commercial club lust evening when he
.nid in his address thnt it was one of
the probabilities thnt in time the gov
ernment might consider the removal of
the Chemawa school to Tacotnn.
it li no iutention of alarming any
one, Mr. Hall, who has been in the In
dian service for the past 25 years and
who ranks os one of the big men in
Indian work, said that of the six most
important Indian schools in the country,
Chemawa was in general in the worst
condition.
The buildings, he said, were not well
built and there was no student pride
and that in all other lines the Chema
wa school was not abreast with the
other five schools. While other In
dian schools secured ample appropria
tions, nothing bad been done tor Che
mawa and that even the usual appropri
ations asked for in a general nay were
usually cut down. While Chemawa was
falling behind, the Tacoma Indian
school was prospering. "If the Che-
i ' . . 1 1 i i
mBvt-t -M-uuui is nut iinuiiy aoonsneu
by the government," said Mr. Hall, "it
must be kept up with the other five
schools. ' '
Just as a means of preventing this,
Mr. Hall suggested thnt the city, of Sa
lem through its Commercial club take
an interest in the school and get behind
its representatives in congress and se
cure larger appropriations.
liarwoou Hull is one of the experi
enced men in the Indian service and to
him is given the credit not only of the
building of the Sherman Indian school
at Riverside, Cal., but to the maintain
ing the school in the front ranks. The
general opinion wns expressed that the
government had sent the right man to
bring the Chemawa school up to stand
ard. "It's a good idea to bottle up your
wrntn."
"A corking good idea."
CAN SOLDIERS
SALEM,
DETROIT BEATEN
IT
THREESTRAIGHT
Boston Painted Another
Series of Bright Stripes
On Tigers .
DETROIT IS WALLOPED
BY SCORE OF TEN TO TWO
.Boston's Chance for Pennant
Boosted While Detroit's
Vanishes
Ravin Field, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 81.
The Tiger curled up and played dead
far Boston today. The world cham
pU'Us walked all over the pennant hopes
of the Detrgit folks by walloping the
jungulers 10 to 2.
The Tigers were never dangerous. In
only one inning, the fourth, were they
able to cope with "Babe" Ruth's
shoots. Then they bunched four hits
off the Red Sox southpaw and con
verted them into their only two tal
lies. Jennings started his tar left hander,
Covaleskie, against the champions, but
he lasted less than three innings. Cov
ey was iu trouble right from the start,
when Walker poled a homer over Cobb 's
head in the first inning, scoring. one of
the Red hose warriors ahead of him.
Boland and Cunningham were seat in
by Jennings later in a vain effort to
stop the avalanche of Boston hits, but
they had indifferent success.
Every one of Cnrrigan's men with
the exception of Gainer, who played on
ly three innings, hit safely off the Tig-,
or hurlers.
Navin Field, Detroit, Mich., Sept. il.
Two of the most effective southpaws
in the American league were pitted
against each other this afternoon in the
final encounter of the year between the
Red Sox and Tigers. Harry . Coval-:
eski was picked by Jennings to stem
the tide of Tiger defeats. "Babe" Duth
worked for Boston.
After a morning of overcast skies
nnd fitful showers, the skies cleared
this afternoon and a warm sun brought
a crowd of 15,000 to the park.
To get a little more batting strength
into the game against the Tiger left
linuder, Manager Carrigan sent Gainer
to first base in place of Hobhtzell,
and played Walker iu center in place
of Shorten.
The line-up:
Boston Hooper, rf.; Janvrin, 2b:
Walker, rf.; Gainer, lb; Lewis,
If.;
unmner, ,so; scott, ss.; inonias, c.
Ruth. p.
TODAY
MAKING
Detroit ltt, :tb; Bush, ss.; Cobb, held before the governor and the ile
ef.; Vench, If.; Crawford, rf.; Heilniun, j posed sheriff may or may not be rein
lb: Young, 2u; Stnnage, c; Coval- stated bv the governor. E. G. Carol was
eski, p.
Umpires: Kvuns nnd Owens.
The Game by Innings.
First inning: Boston Hooper sing-
led and went to third on Crawford 's ; ordering an investigation of the lynch
nimble. Bush threw out Janvrin. Walk-1 ing. Tho 1SI00 statutes provide a pen
er hit a home run over Coob's head,'alty of from five years to life inipris
scoring Hooper nlieud of him. Gainer j onment for any one participating in a
flew to Bush. Lewis hit by pitched lynching and from two to 21 years for
ball. Gardner flew to Cobb. Two runs, i smy one helping a pnrticipaMr.
two hits, one errors. i
into double piny, Gardner to Jiiuvrin .But Wall Street Bet
to tinnier. Janvrin threw out Cobb.' D..ll 1X...1J W-
No runs, no hits, no errors. . K00S8Velt WOUlfJ Win
Second inning: Boston Scott sing-1
Icil to left. Thomas sacrificed, Vitt to K' York, Sept. 21. "The alleged
Heilman. Ruth singled to center, when: hotting odds on Wnll street do not dis
Bush misjudged his fly, r'cott stopping j turb me. The Wall street gambler,
at third. Covaleski threw out Hooper, three months ago, was betting that
at first, as JScott scored. Janvrin fun-, Roosevelt would get the republican
ned. One run, two hits, no errors. I nomination."
Detroit Ven:'h fouled to Gainer. This was the message received todny
Crawford fanned. Heilman and Young bv Democratic Chairman McCormick
walked. Ruth threw out Htanage. No from Frank Doremus, congressman
runs, no hits, no errors. I from Michigan and chnirmaii of the
Third innings: Boston Walker , democratic congressional campaign
walked. Gainer forced Walker, Coval-1 Betting on the nntionul election is
eski to Bush. Gainer took second on now in full swing. Hughes money is
a wild pitch. Lewis singled, scoring plentiful on Wall street and Wilson
Gainer. Gardner hit by pitched ball.
Boland replaced Covaleski. Kcott flewj
to Young. Thomas flew to Crawford
One run ,one hit, no errors.
Detroit Gardner threw out Bo
land. Vitt bent out an infield hit. Bush
flew to Walker. Ruth threw out Cobb.
No runs, one hit, no errors.
Fourth inning: Boston Ruth walked.
Hooper sacrificed, Boland to Heilman.
Janvrin walked. Walker tripled to
riulit seorincr Ttuth mi, I Jnnvrin tfuh.
Htzrll bntteil for Gainer ftnd nnnnpfl trl
Vitt. Lewis beat out a grounder to deep
short. Walker scoring. Lewis stole sec
ond. Bolund threw out Gardner. Three
runs, two hits, no errors.
Detroit Hublitzell now playing first
for Boston. Scott threw out Veach.
Crawford singled to left. Heilman sing
led to center. Thomas threw out Young.
Stonnge singled off Gardner's shins,
scoring Crawford asd Heilman. Burns
batting for Boland, singled to center.
Vitt lined to Scott. Two runs, four
hits, no errors.
Fifth inning: Cunningham now pitch
ing for Detroit. Boston Veach got !
Scott's flv. Thomas fouled to Vitt.!
Ruth tripled to confer. Bush threw out
(Continued on Pago Twe j
OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1916
Testimony AH In
:- in Billings' Trial
San Francisco, Sept. 21. Introduc
tion of testimony In the trial of War
ren K. Billings, charged with murder
in connection with the preparedness
parade bomb explosion, was completed
at noon todny when tho prosecution
finished its rebuttal case. The -defense
rested its case earlier in the morning.
Prosecutor Fickert will begin his argu
ment for the state this afternoon.
Several witnesses were called by the
state to bulwark the testimony of John
McDonald, the prosecution's star wit
ness, who testified that he saw- Bil
lings deposit a suitcase, supposedly
containing the fatal bomb, at Steuart
and Market streets. . .
Sheriff's Wife Fled With Jail
Keys
s but Mob Wrecked
the Doors
Olntho, Knns.,Sept. 21 Storming the
jail, 50 armed men early today lynched
Bert Dudley, avenging the brutal mur
der of Mr. and Mrs. Heury Muller,for
which he was convicted Tuesday.
The mob aroused Sheriff Carroll abiut
midnight and demanded that Dudley be
released to them. He refused.
"Better , let us have him," said the
leader. "We are prepared to- take
him." -
The men cut loose with a volley of
shots, and the o'ff icer yielded. But Mrs.
Carroll had fled in the meantime with
the jail keys.
Determined to get their man, the mob
battered in two jail doors' and when
the fire department attacked the
crowd with streams of water, they
forced the firemen to retreat at gun
points.
Seizing Dudley, the mob hurried him
to waiting moW cars, threw n rope
around bis neck;, sped a quarter of a
mile to the Frisco depot and hanged
him to a telephone pole.
Dudley, an ex-convict, and white, wns
convicted of first degree murder which
carried with it a senteuce of life impris
onment. Kansas does not inflict capi
tal punishment. The mob evidently
thought Dudley deserved death and
administered it.
' Mokes Sheriff Lose Job.
Topeka, Kau.,..8ept. 21. L. H. La
tli roti. coroner, automatically became
sheriff of Johnson county today follow
ing the lynching of Bert Dudley, con
victed slayer of Mr. and Mrs. Henr
Mueller, by 50 enraged Johnson county
citizens this morning.
It is provided by the Kansas statutes
that when a lynching, occurs in n Kun-
sas sheriff's territory, the coroner au
tomatically becomes sheriff. At the
end of 10 days suspension n hearing is
the sheriff of Johnson county, whose
place l.ulhrop takes.
Governor Capper expected to issue n
statement shortly niter noon todav
. backers are bv no meaus scarce.
Today bets iu excess of tS(l,on() nre re
ported to have been placed on Hughes at
edds of 3 to 1.
Tendleton, Ore., Sept. 21.
1'endleton's annual "Round
l"p" opened with a bang today.
Hours before the' broncho bust
ing began a crowd of perhaps
00,000 around the big arena.
The whole town Is like a great
enmp. Folks who came In au
tomobiles slept in them also.
"Hot dog" venders reaped a
harvest.
Cow punchers, girls In frontier
regalia and noble red men in
sketchy attire mingled with
throngs of sight seers. A Red
Cross flag fluttering from a pa
villion in the grounds furnished
grim reminder of what some of
the outlaw horses might do to
their would-be riders before
night.
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BLACKMAILERS
PLOT TO KIDNAP
U KILL
WITNESS
Frank Crocker, One of Gang
Who Has Confessed,
Slated to Die
ONE OTHER MEMBER
PARTIALLY CONFESSES
Scores of Victims From All
Parts of the Country Write
the Police
Washington, Sept. 21. Disclosures
of n plot kidnap or murder a witness
named Frank Croker, who has made a
full coufessiou regarding the workings
of the nation-wide blackmailers syndi
cate was mado today by a member of
the department of justice investigation
bureau, following a two day session at
tended by division heads from yew-
York, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The plot wkus discovered iu time for
federal officers to transfer Crocker to
another. city. Crocker's testimony,- ac
cording to officials, is esseutial to suc
cessful prosecution of the cases. He is
the only known member of the black
mailers gang who has told all he knows.
Iu this connection it developed this aft
ernoon that one other man under arrest
has. shown signs of weakening, having
told facts regarding operations' of the
gang, with corroborate nil Crocker has
told.
A. Bruce Beilaski. chief of the de
partment's Investigation bureau, cou-
veued the sessions this afternoon after
the rase against the men and women im
plicated. In the Kllpper kidnaping had
been completed. Later this afternoon
all the evidence wns put up to Assist
ant Attorney General WalUice, who will
draw up the prosecution's plan with the
help of Assistant District Attorney
Knox of New. York. The latter will
have charge of the case in court.
Another development of this after
noon wns identification by Division
Chief Offley (if New York, of the man
arrested in Chicago as "Doc" Dona
hue, who has been the object of a
search in New York stale.
Chief Bielaskl this ufternoon told of
the two most popular methods employ
ed by. the blackmailers. The first
was for one of the women members of
the gang to meet the intended victim,
guiu his complete confidence and "lis
ten to any proposition he might make."
The woman would keep her pals inform
ed and at the proper time they would
break in on the victim nnd the woman,
poses as federal agents and arrest
both agents and arrest both.
In some instances a victim has been
held prisoner for as long as 10 days.
During this time he would be given ev
ery opportunity to realize what embar
rassment would attend any publicity nud
then inevitably, it is said, the victim
would offer payment.
Tte second method wns tho "badger
game." The woman would meet the
victim, lend him on nnd at a set time,
one or more of her puis would appear
on the scene in tho lolo tif husbund,
father or brother.
Since publication of tho Chicago dis-
I closures officials said, they have re
ceived scores or letters irom victims
nil over the country. As far ns possible
every case will be investigated.
Card Index Captured.
Chiingn, Sept. 21. .Many porminent
Chicago men and women nre breathing
easier todny than they have for some
weeks following the confiscation of a
card index case used by the black
mailers, some of whom uru supposed to
l:e under arrest here. '
"At least 20 names were listed nnd
opposite ench was a note of some mis
loiiduct which the syndicute hoped to
use for extorting," said n detective here
tmluy who worked on the case.
"All those listed were of prominence
financially and socially here. But the
names will not be given out," he said.
Kvidence of the syndicate's opera
tions to pile up here. A wealthy ma
chinery manufacturer is known to have
became infatuated with a wotnnn in a
cafe. As the romance waned, tho wo
man 'told him she was ill and suggested
he send her to the mountains und give
her 100,0(10.
"If you do not see the justice of
this, perhaps your wife will," she wrote
him in answer to his objections. He
IiihI the woman shadowed iu New York
nud forced her to sign a statement
that he had lied and absolving him
from further payments.
Auolher woman hired out as a stenog
rapher and after several rounds of
cafes nnd road houses, demanded 2.V
000. But she didn't get it when a de
tective exposed her game.
F. N. Liiptou of Portland U in the
citv. He has recently sold some real
estate holdings in Cortland and is look
ing around in the valley for invest
ments in ranch property. He will go to
Independence tomorrow.
pptptc Twn
Young White Slaver
i Admits His Guilt
New York, Sept. 21. Gustave Kueel-
man, alleged to have ruined Carrie
Kaufmann, the young high school girl
wno contossca to tne ponce her exper
iences as a white slave, today pleaded
guilty to oue of the three white slavery
indictments returned against him. He
will be sentenced October 10.
The Kaufman girl, a stenographer in
the office of a big New York corpora
tion, confessed that after a flirtation
with Kugelman he betrayed her and
then sent her on the streets to make
a living for him. She continued to
work as a stenographer; earning $10 a
week and entertaining men at night,
giving tne proceeds to Kugelman.
Kugelman declared he was only 21
years old when he pleaded today. He
said be had once been arrested for vag
rancy in Lexington, Ky.
ENGLAND DENIES
Says No Funds Destined to
Americans in Germany
Are Confiscated -
London, Sept. 21. German propagan
dists are attempting to stir up bad
feeling between the fnited States and
Great Britain by the circulation of
fnlse charges regarding the British cen
sorship, the British foreign office de
clared in a statement to the . Unifcu
Press todny.
"The German wireless news agency,
indeed, the whole system of Germnn
propaganda, loses no opportunity of
endeavoring to create ill feeling be
tween Great Britain and her friends,
said the foreign office. "When, the
facts cannot' be so distorted als to
serve tho German purpose, no scruples
stand in the way of deliberate mendac
ity. "A recent wireless message stated
that veterans of the American civil
war residing In Germany had failed to
receive their pensions for several
months, alleging that they had been ab
stracted by the British censors.,,.
"The allegation that Brifish censors
confiscated moneys intended for.lsuch
persons is wholly false. It cannot be
stated too emphatically that notwith
standing the contraband proclamation
and efforts made to intercept funds en
route to Germany for war loan or -other
purposes, his majesty's government has
given strict instructions that no remit
tances from the United States to cith
er Germany or Austria shall be with
held when there is reason to suppose
thnt such remittances are intended for
bona fide American citizens in enemy
countries."
WILSON WILL IK
TO GRAIN DEALERS
Leaders Say Much Will De
pend On Impression He
Produces On Them
Aabury Park, N. J., Sept. 21. Great
importance is attached by the demo
crats to President Wilson's address
next Monday afternoon liefore tho Na
tional Grain Dealers' association at
Baltimore. What tho president has to
say on that occasion and tho reception
accorded his speech, they believe, will
have a strong influence in two of the
most Important voting strongholds of
the country.
The gruin dealers are in intimate
touch with the farmers. They also arc
among tho foremost shippers of the
country, who, tho railroads say will
"have to pay the freight" as a result
of President Wilson forcing the eight
hour legislation through congress.
Appreciating the importance of tin
address tho president already has be
gun work on It. It is likely to show
what the administration has done and
proposes to do for business and what
it has done for the farmer.
The president is also expected to open
mi at Baltimore for the first time in a
counter attack upon Republican Candi
date Hughes on the eight hour issue.
Since the news has gone fortli that
the president will accept several west
urn speaking Invitations the officers
here have been literally swamped again
wila nppenls from cities seeking a place
among the chosen few.
Betoro accepting any of the invita
tions before him the president is mak
ing a careful study of the nature of
the organizations, etc., before which he
has been asked to speak. Anything that
savors of a partisan meeting is discard
ed. .
To Speak In Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 2t President Wilson
will make one of his few campaign ad
dresses In the auditorium here, prob
ably In October, it .was said at demo
cratic campaign headquarters hero to
day. The date is not set, but it is vir
tually settled that the president will
make a speech to the geueral public
here.
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Mayor Working to Prevent
Rioting and Postpone .
General Strike
VIOLENCE INCREASES
NEITHER SIDE WAVERS
500,000 To Be Called Out
Tomorrow If Agreement
Is Not Reached
New York, Sept. 21. New York's
protracted traction strike situation ap-
iMuuvuBu u erinis louay. ine last day
which labor leaders havo ullnt.tn.l h '
officials of the traction companies to
accept the proposals of Mayor Mitchel
ior runner negotiations was ushered
in with increasing violence and . with,
no sign of wavering by either side.
Unless their demands are met, union
TBI! STRIKE
SITUATION GBQVS
; STEADILY USE
organizers are prepared to call tomor
row, for the greatest walkout in the
history of the city, a sympathetic atriko
of 500,000 union workers.
President Shouts of the Interborough
announced today that the position of
the company "will not bo altered un- s
der any circumstances." Orga,uizer
Fitzgerald declared that "unless the
car mens grievances are adjusted a
general strike will certainly be called
Friday."
Crowds of strikers and sympathizers
are growing more hard to handle as
tne crisis in the situation draws near.
Five hundred strikers and their : sym
pathizers engaged in a running battle
with the police in Central Park west
last night in tho worst outbreak since
the strike began. A police cantaia
was knocked unconscious and au agerf
woman seriously hurt,..., ,
The police department todav- united
with the district attorney' office and
the magistrates courts in a determined
effort to stamp out rioting. Long term
sentences have been threatened and
more than a score now face terms from
live to twenty years.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, has not
come out flatly in favor of the sym
pathetic strike, for which other leader
are preparing today. He said:
"1 am trying to heln arranee an hon
orable adjustment of this horrible sit
uation. 1 want to bring about au early
settlement and 1 will do all in my pow
er to aid tho carmen."
The citizens committee of seventy
five will confer with may and Oscar
Straus, chairman of tho public servi.-e
commission, at ,l o clock today in a
last effort to bring about a settlement
of some sort. First, they will hear the
side of the car men, presented by Or
ganizer Fitzgcrnld at a conference;
which Gompers will attend.
Tho mayor, the polico department
ami city officials are now working a
lung two definite lines. One to pre
vent rioting, the other to secure post
ponement of tho effort to call out a
general strike.
Meanwhile, in secret conference, the
union leaders nre laying their pluns for
the sympathetic wnlKoui of union work
ers throughout the city. While tho po
nce several days ago wero inclined to"
doubt Fitzgerald's power to call out
these workers, statements from union
heads today tended to show that at
least some of them would Biipport tha
cur men.
Krnest Buhm, secretary of the central
federated union, declared "that a a
lust resort" a general sympathetic,
strike of all trudes and industries will
be called.
The strikers nre said to have eulist-
ed ten thousand women pickets who
will attempt to urge union men unit
women not to ride on the transit line
of tho city.
Service was again normal on the sub
way and elevated lines and more sur
face cars than usual wero running early
today.
Over a score of violent outbreak
early today were reported to police
headquarters and two men arrested
for violence, wero charged with felony
and face long prison sentences.
tor the second time subway train
were stoned today. Several persons wero
injured by flying glass.
THE WEATHER :
Oregon: To
night and Friday
fair, easterly-winds.
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