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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1919.
FORTY- SECOND YEAR NO. 1T3.-EIGHT PAGES.
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CtN -TRAINS AND
BTAXDtJ FIT1 CiLNTS
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LL REVEALS DETAIL
OF AHEMPT T
No Direct Communication Be
tween SenatorXTid Bandit
Leader, Letters Skow.
Washington, July 24. Senator Albert B. Fall, New
Mexico, today made public correspondence referred to in
an announcement at Mexico City yesterday as showing an
attempt to .arrange a conference between Fall and Fran
None of the letters showed any direct
communication or connection between
the senator and the Mexicun bandit
Among the letters made public by
Full were two litf wrote to Charles 1
Hunt, El Paso broker. Included also
a letter Fall said he had been in
formed the state department had inter
cepted. This letter was said to have
been written iu 1917 to Villa bv Hunt,
offering to arrange a conference be
tween Villa and several influential
Americsns including Fall. Fall also
Rave out a letter he wrote to Secretary
Lansing March 12, 1917, after he had
been informed that George 0. C'uroiliers,
the state department agent on the ltor
der, had probably obtained a copy ot
Hunt's proposal to Villc-. in this letter
PROSECUTION IS NOT
.'Absence Of Laws Prevents
Pacing Baine Of Accident
Chicago, July ?4. In the absence of
laws governing f he ease, criminal prose
cution was believed unlikely today to
follow the halted inquest into the thrv
Fall declared he hnd done nothing llle- multlng f om th. fall of
gal ami he had no apolg.es. ,h( Wwi diri il)Uf thri , roof
fall made nublie thn corresnnniienec ! ..a .t. ,,".!. m . ,..,.v...
- r- - i -ui uie Mtiuuis irusi anu cuvings uanu
following an announeeraent in Mexico Monday
City that the Mexican govornmont Coroiior iPetor Hoffman declared he
would publish letters recently enptnred believed fhe net resnlt of the double
nt Juarez. One Of the letters purport- jury investigation he is conducting,
ing to have been written by Villa to will ibe drafting of laws restricting air
Hunt, -containing a referenceto "cx-inavigation above cities.
Governor" Charles C. Hunt, which, it' Meantime State's Attorney Maclay
is believed here, caused Mexican of f i- j Hoyno continued his quest for evidence (TiorffA Pin! Tn RocrAr-A
ciuls to confuse him with Governor U. ,u Iur" UVOT 10 K Jury. "U cnn-' vuiugv a ivi iv iivoivi V
iinueii to ntna .p. a. nocmicr, pilot oi
SeBclsheyik Literature Is
Found On Russiaa Sowing
Sentence As "Moonshiner
John Vaweliff, the Ruseiaa wk is
serving a entac erf 0 days ia the
county jail for manufacturing moon
shine whiskey, claims no leaning to
wards the bolshevik ideas. However,
there was found ia bis possession a
booklet issued by the official bolshe
vik social nt government whith he
claims was distributed among working
men ia Portland.
The tiooklet is entitled: "Constitu
tion of the .Russian federated so v iff
republio," and is the complete consti
tution of what the socialists axe work
ing far in Russa.
According .to this document carried
about by the Russian, the laud owners
in Russia are in hard luck just as f he
farmers ia this valley would be in hud
luck should the boL&evik doctrine ever
become effective here. For here is sec
tion A of chapter 2, of the constitu
tion of the soviet government:
"For the purpose of realising the so
cialisation ot the land, all privsfa prop
erty in land is abolished, and the en
tire laud is deolared to be national
property, and is to be apportioned
Smong the husbandmen without auy
compensation to the former owners, in
the measure of each one's ability fo
till it." .
The Russian said that the printed
copy of the 'Russian constitution trans
lated into English, has been distribut
ed freely in Portland and fhat the
teachings of socialism were being push
ed iby the bobhevik element of Rus
sia. However, while spending his 60 days
iu the oounty jail, John Vasseliff put"
in the time in scrubbing the jail flours,
washing windows and cleaning the
iron 'bars of the jail. He cannot read
Knglish but expects his family id Port
land to send him some Russian liters
Wife Sees Freedom For
Mooney Through Congress
fct. Paul, Minn., Jj.ly 24.-P.ena
Mooney, Recused with her husband, aft
er the San Fruucisco preparudnw day
bomb explosion, today declared the
John 13, Densmore report submitted to
cougress yesterday means freedom for
Tom Moouey and prosecution of District
Attorney 0. M. Fickert, who obtained
the convictions. Mrs, Mooney addressed
a crowd on a street corner from an ice
cream freezer after police hud barred
her from Rue I'ark.
TO RELIEF OF
light Rain, first To Fill b
Weeks, Checks Cceir
BURNED AREA EMBRACES
AROUND 400,000 ACRES
Oregon Forests Except Ia Few
Sections Kept Free Frca
Missoula, Mont., July fii Light show
s, the first to fall In Montana for
weks, abated the forest fires in the
Coeur D'Alene country today.
Fires are still serious however (long
Ratlesnnke and Pwsrts creks, with the
flames still spreading.
The Pack river blase in Tend Oreille
is running wild. It cover 40 square
The Thompson Falls fire U under con
trol after having burned 100 afres,
Kt. Regis is now sale. The tvaro fire
is still bad. There is a 150b-aer fire
near Elk City in the et. Ferce forest.
The White Fish and Columbia Vails
fires are tho worst burmiug today. .
W. P. Hunt of Arizona.
The first letter written to Hunt by
Villa in January, 1917, said:
"If you will meet me at a place des
ignated by you on the border I promise
tn bring to Our conference i,e of the
most eminent statesmen in the t'liiled
States with, powerful influeneo with
Imtli our politlcr.l parties relative to
questions pertaining to Mexico. 1 refer
to I'niteil Htntes Senator Albert I?. Fall,
vho appreciates the Mexican people and
no. living American knows the condi
tions in Mexico better than he." '
Hunt also snid in the lettei that he
bud discussed "this question" thnr
the death ship and V. C. Young, aero
nautical expert of the Onodvcur Tire
and Kulaber company, Akron, Ohio,
owners of the "blimp." The men were
allowed the freedom of the city, how
ever in conipauy with detectives.
The thirteenth victim died Into yes
terday. He ns 'Marcus A. Cnllopy, a
l feller, who was burned by flaming gas
1. M. Starelnian. vice president of
the tire company, who arrived here yes-
King Of Montenegro
Trieste July 2:1. -Reports from Ag
ram declared today that at a recent
meeting if the council of atate Great
Kritaia and Italy was accused of plot
ting to restore i.Niiholus 1 fo the Won
Nicholas, former king f Montene
gro, was deH)cd during the war by a
proiJugoeilav ' faction. Agram, the
source of tho foregoing report, is the
capital of 'Croatia and Klovama.
teniav, today issued a statement in
which he said the Goodvcar company j
was conducting an ' investigutinn, the T1 1 Af QMft Jpvl
result of which would be turned over to Ulffil ill O.lvl) lUliCS
ity for the accident will he shirked by
iking this step on his own ! lur vup " """,'"" "F
:tlie company, Mmlclman said.
Around States Started
Washington, July 24. Colonel R. F.
While firea are reported in all enrts . Ifnrtz. army air service. ' 'homied off"
of Gray Harbor county, little damage today for Augusta, Maine, on the first
has resulted thus far, and blazes now leg of a flight around the United Stales
are n-ported under control. tcfaMing eight thousand miles.
..ughlv with Senator Fall. He added j )" auuionrie rcsp...tJu
thut he was Ink
Hunt then wrote to Fall staling what
lie hud done. Fall replied at length ex
plaining his position under date of Feb
ruary 1, 1917. He said:
"I presume that you had simply writ
ten to Villa or some of his friends along -
the line of our conversation when
visited you at the hospital in El Paso
and that if you hnd mentioned my name
at all yon had possibly in doing so, sta
ted your conclusions from this conversa
tion. "I stated to you thnt in the event
Villa came to Border or had his repre
sentative come, that I would have no
hesitancy in talking with theia only and
discussing Mxecian matteia with them,' ,
but that I would not discuss with anyj yieana. July 22. Hungaiian
rrpreseniBiive or any lactioa nnytnmg troopS( h , loarneil here t0iyt have 'stuff.
, .u. ...... a.,.Ho r.cn.i - V"- crossed the Tiszir-rivcr, defeating the It i,..rn..i , :,,, ,
liminary thereto. There musi be tn ab- Ku,uaniau forces, and are advance on!... 1 " T. ' !aU"i. t0
solute pledge of respect for American Grosswardein ie Kn w.me aimy, cm
Hungarian Reds, Still Led
By Bela Kun, Are Driving
Rumanians Back From Tisza
FiAYUATE HIDES BODY
OF DEAD FTUEND, BUT
BLOOD REVEALS CACHE
Portland, Or, July 24. (United
Presa.) Oeorge Miller, Jr., aged 10,
vho hid the body of his playmate,
Frank KcOauley, aged 7, In Ue
attic of the Hitler borne, admitted
today that he killed the HcCauley
Jad accidentally while showing him
how to work the automatic aimy
pistol of Goorge Miller, Sr.
Few Fires Near Rose burg.
Roseburg, Or., July 24. Agents of
the forest service here reported today
that yesterday's lightning storm start
ed 23 fires iu the forests hereabouts.
Forest men, however, had been warn
ed of the approaching storm and had;
stationed men throughout t'le forests.
The result was thut-the firea were all
extinguinhed with slight losa.
Portland, Or., July Zi. When blood
soaked through the plaster of the ceil
iag above the bed of George Miller and
his wife, they called the police to in
vestigate. Above them for two days and nights
had lain the Baked bleeding body of
Frank McOauley, aged 7. killed with
an army automatic pistol.
Then George Miller, Jr., aged 10, told
his story, lie eaid he had found his
pliiymate dying from the bullet wound.
After the boy died, he said, he earried
the body into the bath room, lemovea
all the clothing and washed away the
blood. Then, he said, he carried the
boy to the attic and hid it, too fright
ened to tell.
Blood stains were Jtotind In the bath
room and in the closet through which a
trap door leads into the attic. Blood
stains also were found on the floor, but
the lad had washed away ninny of the
His story as told in a frauk manner.
He will retell it today to Coroner fcinith.'
For two days J. C. McCauley, Frank's
father, had conducted & search for hts
little son. Creeks had beon dragged.
No arrest have been made. The cor
oner and juvenile court will hnndle the
New York Judge Says 2.75
Percent Beer Intoxicating
U. S. SHIP
fSSILS Si Jr.
New Liners Will Be SO Feet
Longer Than Largest Ship '
Afloat and Faster.
Washington, July 24. Two gigantic ocean liners,
swifter and larger than anything afloat, will be built by
the United States Sh pping Board, it was announced today.
Each vessel is designed for a apeei
400,000 Acres Burned.
Missouln, Mont., July 24. (United
Press.) Forest fires still threatened 8t.
Regis today, according to reports re
ceived by the government forest serv
ice headquarters here. Thompson Palis,
although still menaced, piobi.bly will
oscnpe the flames.
The most disastrous fires since 1910
have burned over 2."0,nno acres In Mon-
tunnii and 1 50,00 acres in northern Ida
ho. Thirty million feet of timber in
Mo-itanc have been destroyed,, 73,000,-
(Continued on page aix)
Telephone Strikers Gven
Retroactive Pay Frcn Jan, 1
San Francisco, July 24. That t!l
further concessions than a slight wage
increase were won by the telephone op
erators of the Pncific cuait by the
strike just ended was shown toduy in
announcement that they will receive
retroactive pay since JaniiLrj I, The
wire font ml board in Washington made
the award, according to telegrams re
ceived today from John V. Noonan,
vice-president of the Intel national
Brotherhood of Klectrical Woikrrs.
Approximately 17,000 electrical aork
ers nnd telephone operators wiii benefit
by the order. The incerase, dating fiom
January 1, will offset the Ins.. of Wages
during the strike.
Xew Vork, July 24. Beer of 2.73
percent alcoholic content ia intoxicat
ing, according o tho war time prohi
bition act and the revenue laws, Judgo
Thomas I. Chat field of the United
States district court in Brooklyn held
in a decision announced today.
Tho decision was in answer to a de
murrer fiWd irr a test case by attorneys
for Martin Hehammler, who held an in
dictmcnf charging fjchmauder with vi
olating the law by soiling heer after
July 1 did not specify that 2.715 beer
was intoxicating. Judge Chatfield held
that Kchmnuder must plead to tho in
dictment. . It was indicated fhe case probably
will be carried to the United Htates su
Illinois Bank Looted Of
Securities Worth $100,000
Hill4oro, 111., July 24. fl'he State
Bank of Donnelson, 111., 12 miles south
of here, was looted of liberty ibouds
and other securiies valued a beween
")0.000 and 1113,000, early Wednes
day morning, i win learned odny.
Charles K. Mmmfield, president 'of
the bank, declared loony the registered
liberty bonds and negotiable papers
taken amount to 50,000. Ho said the
unregistered papers and securities may
iucrea-ie the loot to 115,000.
TAFT PLAN II PROVE
A SETTLEMENT BASIS
Wilson Rumored Ready To Ac
cept Suggestions In
By L. O. Martin
(United Presi taff correspondent)
Washington, July 24. Uisnuwion of
the possibility that William Howard
Tati m .iifrirnatinn fnv 0XllnnntlrV res
ervation to the peace treaty may pro
vide a compromise by which the pact
will ibe ratified, was general today in
The former president's friends pre
dicted that his program will become the
basie of an arrangement acceptable to
President Wilson. This forecast had
two promises. '
First That Taft, next to Wilson,
has been the most consistent support
er of the league of nations thus giving
his suggestions great weight anion ad
Second The increasing belief that
the president ia gradually approaching
a mood for acceptance of explanations
or interpretations, so as not to endan
ger the ratification of tho treaty.
All of the president's republican call
ers, including those who saw him yes
terday, declared they carried away the
distinct Impression that, while he is
not encouraging fhe domtwd for reser
vations, ho will not seriously object to
mere explanation or interpretations.
There was imiie disposition to be
lieve,, however, that Taft' program
will not ,bc acceptable ss a whole. But
on certain point, if was hold by many
senators to lie the first suggestion of
a middle of the road course between
drastic reservations, amounting to
amendment, and unqualified accept
ance of tho treaty.
Crowds Swarm Chautauqua
Tent To Hear "Commoner"
And Miss Ida Tarbell Speak
of 30 knots, making it possible to cross
the Atlantic in less than four days, tke
board said. . They will measure about
1000 feet in length, 50 feet longer tha
the Leviathan, now the largest vessel
Tho new liners will have a bears; ef
100 feet, a gross tonnage of 55,000; a
draft of 33 feet ; a depth of 74 feet and
are each to accommodate 3000 passen
gers, 1000 saloon panseugers, oOOO sec
ond cabin and 1200 steerage.
Tho crew will number iUHO officer
and men. The ships will each be driven
by four propellers upon which will lie
thrown the strength of 110,000 horse
power. They will be of tho oil burning
type, with a gleaming radius of seven
thousand miles, 'his mesas tiiey
make a round trip actoss the Atlantis
without wasting an hour's tune in re
The. vessels will he hutlt With a view
to converting them Immediately luta
commerce destroyers Iu event of war.
The liwrs are to be divided knd sub
divided into compartments o as te
make them unsinksble. They will be
fitted with nn inner and outei "skia."
The decision to build the racer eaase
following a conference by Ciiainuaa
Hurley of the shipping board, Uo chief
constructor of the navy and presidents
of the shippiug yards. Hurley asked
the navy department to tuke general
charge of conxtructio l work, wnilo a
committee consisting of AdainU II. AT.
Taylor, rhief of the huresit of construc
tion; Homer L. Ferguson, p.viuol of
the Newport News (shipbuilding com
pany ; Joseph Powell, N. A. i-.cciuu.il,
president of the New Vork Shipbirilfltnjt
company; II. G. Mull, president of the
Cramps Shipbuilding company, and W.
F. (Ublis, navyarchitect, ould supervise
ull details connected with the undertak
ing tlibbs drew the plans for the. ships.
The shipping board will puy all ca
What company will tnt'ld the ships is
not known. Fort Pond Hay at the east
ern end of Long Island, may be selected
as a terminal for the ships. A com
pulsion has ben appointed to investi
gate and report on the feasibility of tnia
feature of the plan.
Crazed Mother KiSs Little
Daughter And Then Herself
With the exception of fiakerkfield.
Cal., where the oil worker' union is ',, nmna(?Pl to squeeze In and about a minute description of the conference
- - i - --ft-., ---the cnouiauqua veni iv n.j;.ii o .w.v. ... , -
red Colonel Julier. chief of th. bp l'cltlt'" on tne eoM rePort "vice nor- thn ,ni,,htened crowd in.Murion soualitie at the table, among wlioin
lives and property, of respect for treaty
(Continued on page three)
nlnvilli thrive divisions rtf It. f.-i ill rv atwl
j The Hungarian reds apparently havetLi;ty battoH.,si of artillery. Attacks
begun the offensive plana reported in!arl ,,,nB(.d ttom vfrlll jirP(,i;onj.
; recent oispstcnes. urosswaruc.n, one oi rMl Kun , m.nt , nott , illc
j the oldest towns in Hungary, dating ton(erl.a,.r ex,, ,iat t,e tFi,
THOUGH BOOZE GONE
j from the middle of the eleventn een
tury, is 1.7 miles east of Kti lupcst.
Amusement Features Draw
Well Despite Weakness
- Of Refreshments.
. Bela Kun Leading.
Vienna, July 21 The Hungarian reds,
continuing their offensive against the
Rumanians, were advancing today all
n.ilog the entire lines of the east bank
of the Kisia river.
Reports received here stated the red
were obliged to attack the Rumanians
because the later had disregarded the
"will of the entente."
Drive To Aid Hun Victims
New York. July 24. A eamuaiun will
offensive was being directed by Bela soon be launched by German-Americans
Kun. jin this country to raise at leist 135,-
(This apparently refute the report ! Ooo.Ow for the relief of war ufferer
that Bela Kun had been ons.ed a di-Un Oermmy and German-Austria, sc
ireetor of the Hungarian eoniniui.ist gov- cording to a decision reached t a msis
. New York, July 24. The rsll of the i eminent or indicates that he has re i meeting here last niiht. The meeting
cabaret is not being downed by pro-i turned to power.) jwss attended by about six hundred
lutiition, save in a few dreary ots. tj,,. forces, in their drive toward ' prominent citizens of (eruii aocestory.
Rep.,rr from the '.arge cities ia nil , Grosswardeis, had captured the import- i A committee of 33 men and women
T.arts of the country brought out thejBntt 8f Rentes and Torok Hr.ent-! were appointed to conduct the cam
f:ict today thst pun.'hless punch . vin,,. .., r. hnir.. n,,,!- ',... n ... .;a .!,. .i...:u. ...
drawing thrill hunters to an extent i
pest and their objective. Ihey aln
" TJV:lT r.rV., -V,."-'! targe quantities of war ma
lights burn brightest, has mrrendered ,,'rla'-
tnme of its gavest gilded amusement
Eedi Plead Excuse.
;i.atiuris i;l be formed iu (.iiicao, Cin
cinnati and Kt. I.ouis. Aiuuiig thoe
baeki-ig the project here are James
J-peyiT, bsnkcr; lluliert Gillis, president
of the (iuirdisn Life Insuia.ice com
, ABE MAKTW
HollWcr, Cal., July 24. (rniUd
I Pi-ess.) Apparently swept by a. udde
. mitv of the task and the rinsons orLra74t jir,. j. p, Berwirk early today
That portioa of the Kalem population both demy and eoinpromiso. Hhe gave . ,a ( B at tht h(.i 0f aer Dine-
year old daughter, Jessie, and blew U
child's brains out. fhe then shot her-
n ... ., .... . .1.. I'.lt..) Ui.i... .Inn,l
county to domestic anil international me prcsmcin oi vim lh
problems, having atiwirhed nil ttia w in ; rceognir.ca as iue iciumik p..n, u.
ism Jennings Hrvsn and Mihs Ida M. ' petty differences and demands Hint came
Tari...li tll'thnm in the course of like stinging anat to distract attention
t-n hours and a half. from the main Issues. Listening to her:
I Hoth speakers dealt with subjects and visuulizing account of all tttese t'KMrou.lt tut th.e woman' act.
I.ituation that have been canvassed by Her auu.ei.ee was i.ro..K..i io .ee
newspapers "ad wearyum," but these, me c.v..,cu " a-
two distinguished people coming from great reform, that have bee., or bo it
wtual close co tact with the powers .hed and unsat.sfac or y pcac, treaty
and tribunal that a.e negotiating for that we have. Admitting that this trea-
tfa destiny of ft world, brought to thaMT contains e.emonx. i
MIKA 1 il F 1,(11 . ' M iue '
world's hope. Wie was heard with the
most respectful attention, due to one of
the strongest personalities of the day.
audience both informr.tin and inspira
Mix Tsrbell, who spent four months
at the pence conference, not only gath
ered data but with a woman' keeu i;i
ttution snalywd the situation in which
the delegations found themselves, and
was able to show her audience the enor-
self through the head, dying bhortly aft
erward. Mrs. Berwick is the wife ol the UkuX
manager of the Hihm Hammond Lumber
company. Berwick is unable to a-
RYAN BLAMES SALEIT
FOR SHAPtKG CAREER
Airplane Races Stork And
Wins By 10-Hmute Margin
New York, July 24. In the first race
between a stoik and aa airplane, the
stork lost by ten minutes.
Byron Brooks, naval tfrrhitcet, the
winner, was on Htaten island, dben he
received the summons. lie n.oloted to
yineola, rent.-d an ro taxi wml paused
shol but other are cliek'isg right I meir neieai oi ine jiumjnir.ns. meior rue mr.nsn i.ne insuia.ice com I yisk ion um; to '" " - .
..:. ..:- .:-...t. 1 reds erosied the TUzji nt numerous-r.anr. and Victur Riibler. r.iilor nf the'Tonr oet Cora toe against th' baby' CVninz bv air. Ask Jean to wait."
tmnA a. t.nitirmUk a"nrie. hieb tdaeea b-tween Tohaje and seugrad.iHaats Z,-;tun2. It was said the mect llron toy whan lookln' for a lifcht. Lot; Brooks made th entire 71 miie trip
Th, under command of ("oinmis ;ing was sanctioned by th stale depart I o' wives dispositions boil over a hot from Htaten island to Kast llaiiipton,
(Continued on page three) Isary Las jler and f.irruer Lieulrnanl aient. stove. I L, ia an hour and 22 niiiiute.
Swerved Him From Flan
To Qrrt Politics.
By the time tho "Great Commoner . .
came to tho platform every scat in .u lOYIutUuu IU
sboot tho big tent Was occupied ai d n
fringe of tardy ones stood about thej
side walls. He greeted his audience as!
old time friends, for it was in hilcm.l
mnm iksn vrifi airo. tlist he made !
his first address on a great public ques-j William JeninK Bryaa rather
tion and he has visited the cit many blames Nnlem for his politic! career,
times since. He spoke, not with thej In an sddress last evening at the
fire and fluency of the days of "Id tot dinner tendered him at the Marion hot!
1," but with a force and conviction' he said that about 24 years ago, after
born of a quarter of a century oi experi-, serving In congress, he had about de
ence and observation. Probably no man Vidcd to retire from politics and take
on earth is ia better position to say up the practice of law.
told you so" than Bryan, End he ninn- About that time he racier d a J""
nges'to extract a lot of humor out ofrora Judge William Galloway wh
the fact. ' t thnt time was a member f the atati
Tho opening portion of h.s audress, fttir board, asking: turn to rms
was devoted to a review of the four, silver question at the state fair.
(Continued on p2 three) i ' (Continued on r t"")