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fiftieth vr-No. 91. Pr.c. Fiv. cents OGDEN CITY, UTAH, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 15, 1920 : : LAST EDITION 4 P. M, H
Hg '32 EXTRA; Tliis is the next president. Can Mm anv name you like. He
mi 's a composite (and the camera never lies) of Herbert Hoover, jjTfram John-
nH j son, McAdjoo, Wood, Co.', Lowdcm Bryan,, Pdjjxlx-Jalmer. -and. U-JJir
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I Decrease in Average Growth j
of 428 Cities Attributed to
War and Influenza
WASHINGTON. April 15. A review
of the population figures of the -149
if cities and towns thus far announced
was made public today by the census
bureau. Comparative figures for 42S
o these places in the last two decades
show a decline of 6.5 per cent in the
IN per centage of increase from 1910 to
H 1920 as compared with the 28.1 per
H cent gain during the preceding de-
I The remaining 21 places represent
cities or towns which were not exist-
I ing as separate communities in 1900.
I Up to and including yesterday's an-
I nouueement, the review showed an ag-
I gregate population of 10.05S.315. an in-
I crease of 1,7S0,372 over 1910, or. 21.9
I per cent.
I Falling off in the percentage of in-
I crease for the places announced was
I'" largely due to the "check on immigra-
I tion, which resulted from the world
w war," said Director- Rogers of tho bu-
reau. Total immigration to the United
I States for the last ten years showed
. a decrease of 3,3G-1,000 compared with
B tho preceding decade.
B The recent influenza epidemic also
j . a probably had some effect in retarding
I 'vf ' the natural increase of population, Mr.
j Rogers said.
I , Population Announcements Today
' Easton, Pa., 33.S13, increase 5,290,
or 18.5 per cent,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y 35,000, increase
I 7,064, or 25.3 per cent.
Salisburg, N. C, 13.SS4, increase
6.731 or 94.1 per cent.
Fulton, N. Y 13,043, increase 2,563,
J or 24.5 per cent.
Harrison, N. J., 15,721, increase 1,223,
or 3.4 per cent.
Kearny, N..J., 26,724, increase S,065,
or 43.2 per cenL.
Illion, N, Y 10;i69, increase 3,581 or
54.4 per cent.
Oneida, N. Y., 10,541 increase, 2,224,
or 26.7 per cent.
If OFFER DUNCAN PLACE
1 , AS FRENCH TRAINER
k , PARIS, April 15. "Jim" Duncan,
It former holder of the world's record for
T'l throwing the discus, has been offered
I . j" v , Pslllon of trainer of French nth-
- j f-- Ietes Preparing for the Olympic agmes
I, . at Antwerp this summer. Duncan, who
was a lieutenant in tho American armv
I was discharged here and has sinco
I opened a gymnasium in' this city.
New York Food Supply Again
Hit by Walkout of
NEW YORK. April 13 Police re
serves were sent to the West Side mar
ket district today where several hun
dred teamsters, chauffeurs and por
ters had walked out at a time when
New York was virtually cut off from
its food supply by rail. Several trucks
were attacked by strike sympathibers.
The strike of the teamsters, chauf
feurs and porters has tended to ag
gravate the already serious food situ
ation here. The men handled perish
able foods from the freight yards to
the market. They struck because their
demands for higher pay had been re
jected. Gradual subsidence of the rail
strikes was seen by railroad officials,
although they admitted the situation
still was serious.
Returns of groups of strikers on
several lines at nearby towns and the
steady improvement in passenger serv
ice, duo chiefly to the success of vol
unteer crows in operating commuters
trains gavo the road officials much
encouragement. The trains carried
54,000 persons yesterday. Railway ex
ecutives planned to begin operation of
freight as well as passenger trains
The Pennsylvania announced that
with nino volunteer yard crews at
works, movement of coal for New
York public utilities was partially re
sumed this morning.
Out of tho Pennsylvania station
through train-service was reported SO
per cent normal, a decided Improve
ment over yesterday.
The ferries this morning made a
new high record for passenger trans
portation from the New Jersey shore
to .Manhattan, tho Pennsylvania alone
bringing in 22.093.
The America Railway Express an
nounced that Its embargo hal been
lifted on shipments to ChlcagoVfor today.
PROTECT. COPYRIGHT LAWS
- WASHINGTON, April 15. Protec
tion of American copyright laws is giv
en subjects of Great Britnln and the
British dominions, colonies and pos
sessions, except the self-governing do
minions of Canada. Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa and Newfound
land, under a proclamation signed by
President Wilson April 10, and made
.public today by the state department.
WILL REPRESENT JAPAN
TOKIO, April 9. The cabinet has
selected former Civil Administrator of
Formosa Uchida to represent tho Jap
anese government at tho marine con
ference, to be held in 'Genoa, Italy.
iSONORA CRISIS TESTS CARRANZA I
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Mexican Republic Watches
Carranza Efforts to Bring
Province to Terms
MARTIAL LAW IS
PROCLAIMED IN CITY
Military Measures Are Neces
sary as Federal Troops
Move on Agua Prieta
AG L A PRIETA. Sonora, April 15.
Mnrtil law was proclaimed in Agua
Prieta today in preparation for a pos
sible attack by Carranza forces should
the Mexican president's troops break j
throush the barrier of soldiers thej
new republic has stationed between
here and the Chihuahua-Sonora boui;-
Carranza troops were reported at
Casus Grandes, 200 miles from here,
making ready to march into Sonora
and toward this border port.
General. :J. M.' Pino,- command.qr of
from Nacozaii to complete arrange
ments for the defense of this city find!
the territory endangorod by the Car-,
rahza expedition. General P. Eliasj
Called, commander-in-chief of the
Sonora troops and acting head of the
new republic, telegraphed yesterday
he would arrive here this week to con
fer with local military officers or. the
defense to bo waged.
Test for Carranza.
Sonora leaders here forecast the''
Sonora secession as the moat critical 1
lest President Carranza has faced.
They freely admitted military success
by federal agencies over tho slalo
state would make him stronger than
over. On the other hand they de
clared success of the Sonora move
ment will ultimately cause the Mexi
can president's downfall, when '-ho se
ceding state again would enter the
national federation of states.
The Sonora state authorities hid
been notified by Carranza that ho
would adopt military measures to put
down the revolutionary movement be
gun here. When Carranza refused to
negotiate with the state over sending
federal troops into Sonora, Genoral
Calles and Governor Ue la Huerta
called upon the pooplo to rally the
Where three or four days ago state
officials expressed the de.-dre for a
peaceful scitlejncnt of ihe contro
versy, they now say military measures
are necessary, and that when the mili
tary strength of tho state ia forcibly
demonstrated other states will join.
No News of Battle.
Official confirmation is btill lacking
of the first reported battle between
Carranza and Sonora soldiers ut thei
Slnaloa frontier. The report was re-
Francisco Ellas, one of the most
wealthy residents of northern Sonora,
and wno is said to be one of General
Calles' closest friends, said today tnut
the secession of Sonora costs the cen
tral government more than ?1,000,UOU
in revenue monthly. Half of this
amount went to the federal govern
ment from customs collections ana
the balance from state taxes. Of all
taxes laid within a Mexican state haif
goes to the federal government and
naif to the state treasury.
Senor Elias was asked to take
charge of the customs service i'or
the new government, but so far has
not accepted the post.
Many Armed Troops.
Military authorities hero said the
state would have approximately 25,000
fully equipped and armed troops to
meet any invasion by Cnrranza. They
said Carranza has 10,000 troops in
Chihuahua, but that lessoning that
number to send men to Sonora would
mean the rapid ascension of Francisco
Villa to his former power and control
of the adjoining state. Recent roports
have SAid Villa Is moro active than he
has been at any time since last June,
when- he attacked Junrez and U. S.
troops crossed into Mexico and drovo
him from tho ci.ty.
Tho report from Mexico City that
General Alvaro Obregon, candidate
for the presidency of Mexico, and Gen
eral Benjamin Hill, his campaign
manager, has fled from the capital
greatly cheered their adherents hero
today. Both are residents of Sonoru.
Nothing direct from Obregon has beon
received in Sonora for several clays, it
Fear Cnrranza Tricks.
At military headquartora hero It was
forecast that tho national elections in
Mexico would not be held in July un-
PROMPTS SLAYER i
TO TELL OF DEED
STEUBENVILLE, 0., April
15. Harry Miller, aged 26, of
: Akron, was held in the Jeffer
' son county jail here today after
having publicly confessed to
the murder of 11-year-old Fran-1
ces South, during a revival
service last night at a little
church near here. j
Miller went to the church al
tar and with his hands raised
he prayed to God to have mercy
on his soul for the death of the
little girl. iHe said he found re
lief in telling all to God.
Members of the congregation
took Miller to Sheriff J. R. Lit
ten who believes the man to be
Sheriff Litten said that Mil
ler confessed to beating the i
South girl over the head with a
revolver at a lonely spot near
the girl's home at Adena, 0. He
I told the sheriff he killed the girl
I because of something she had
! said while he was keeping com-
i pany with her sister.
X- .; x: A- '1 y
Police Search for Five Sol
diers Accused of Crime
Against Small Boy
LANCASTER, 0., April 15.
Police today were searching
for five soldier boys who last
evening attacked Charles
Kneller, a 10-year-old news
boy, bound him to a stake,
piled kindling and papers
ib out him and after starting a
fire, left him to his fate.
A small girl reported the in
cident to Mrs. A. F. Mowery,
living nearby and she res
cued the boy, who was badly
He died soon afterwards.
Judge F. M. Acton, of the
juvenile court, is making an
investigation of the matter.
TRIES TO CALM MOB,
COPENHAGEN. April 15. A gend
arme named Beckman, attached to the
international commission in Srhleswig
was slain yesterday at Flensburg whila
trying to calm an angry German mob,
according to advices received here.
Tho man who killed him escaped. It
is feared that this crime is the begin
ning of an organized movement
against Danish control of central
ON EUROPEAN JOURNEY
NEW YORK. April 15. Walter M.
Damrosch. director of the New York
Symphony orchestra, sailed for Havre
today on the steamship France, to give
concerts in France, Italy and England
as requested by the governments of
The members of the orchestra will
sail next week. TJieir European con
certs wjll begin at the Pans opera,
house on May 6 and they will return
Miss Anne Morgan and eight assist
ants left to teach farmers in northern
France scientific agriculture.
less the Sonora situation had been sot
tied previously. Officers said they ex
pected President Carranza, In tho
event Sonora still maintained Inde
pendence, would declare tho elections
could not be held because of war con
ditions, a procedure, they said, which i
often had been resorted to by Mexican :
Daily Mail Says Release of
Prisoners Marks Change
VICEROY MAY HAND
IN HIS RESIGNATION:
Peculiarity of Bonar Law's
Position Topic of Interest
LONDON, April 15, Andrew Bonar
! Law, the government leader, in an
, swer to questions in the house "of
'commons today regarding the release
of Irish hunger striker's from -Mount
Joy prison that they had not been un
conditionally released-This statement
contraverted reports received from
Dubjin last night.
The release-!, the 'rrish '"prisoners
was-by. direct order, of General Sh' e.r
vil Ie-MacTteadyv an'dfHrlcsnnSeglii-'
ning oC an entire change in the Trlsh
policy, according to a prominently
displayed statement in the Dally Mall.
"When it became clear some time
ago, says this paper, that the policy
of repression was leading to disas
trous consequences, the premier de
cided to change the policy, and, if
necessary, get rid of the men associ
ated with the old regime. He sudden
ly and without warning told J. I. Mac
Pherson. chief secretary for Ireland,
ihjjt he was to be transferred to the
pensions ministry and appointed Gen
eral MacReady in command of the
troops, without consulting the Irish
office. General MacReady, adds the
Mail, wa3 instructed to inaugurate a
new policy of conciliation and was
given a free hand. In other words,
lie was to supersede tho existing heads
of the government in Ireland.
General MacReady arrived in "Dub
lin Wednesday morning and ordered
the release of the prisoners after an
exchange of wireless messages with
Premier Lloyd George, who 5s on his
way to San Remo, according to tho
inasmuch as General MacReady re
versed the policy for which Viscount
French was responsible, the viceroy,
the paper believes, wishes a clear def
inition as to whether he or General
MacReady is the chief power in Ire
land, and may come to London to In
qulre Situation Peculiar j
"The answer." eontlnues the Mail,
"may lead to his resignation a con-:
tlngency for which the premier pos
sibly planned. Names of his possible;
successor are being discussed In . the
lobbies of parliament, the favorite be-'
ing the earl of Granard, although, as
he is a Catholic, a special act of par-J
liament would be necessary to enable
him to act as viceroy."
The Mail assumes from Mr. Bonar
Law's speeches that he was not in
formed of the decision for the release
of the prisoners and says that the
peculiarity of his position is being dis
cussed In political circles.
GUATEMALA RULER !
SAID TO HAVE FLEDl
HAVANA, April 15. Manuel Estra-j
da Cabrera, president of Guatemala,'
against whose administration a revo-i
lution has been going on during the,
past fortnight, is believed to have fled
from the country and to be on his way
A telephone message received by El
Mundo last night stated the United
Fruit company's steamer Atenas,
bound to Havana from a Central
American port, had picked up a wire
less dispatch .purporting to have been
signed by the Guatemalan president,
saying he would embark for this city.
ONE MAN KILLED IN
STRAWN. Texas. April 15. One
man was killed and another wounded
seriously yesterday when federal pro
hibition officers raided threo groups
of alleged moonshiners near Thurber,
Texas. Eight men were arrested in
the raids, and, according to the au
thorities, 1000 gallons of mash, 400
gallons of whiskey and a copper still
of large capacity were destroyed. The
man killed was. a suspected moonshin
er, as was the one wounded.
COAL SHORTAGE !
LOOMS IF STRIKE
, KEEPS UP, REPORT
Prediction that the stocks of
many retail coal dealers in Og- j
den will be exhausted by Satur
day because of the stoppage of
incoming shipments by the rail
road strike, was made today.
"Fortunately," one retailer
said, "the demand at this time j
j ; is light and arrangements will j
! 1 He made between dealers to di- i
' vide the tonnage on hand in
! j case the strike extends into an
I other week.
' An official of the Utah Fuel
! ; company who made a survey of
: the( yards last Tuesday estimat-
I ed that 4265 tons, or about
t j enough to satisfy the normal de
j mand for two weeks, were on
i i hand this data being gathered
i' with the aid of J. W. Shepherd,
Rio Grande agent, here
! A number of manufacturing
j plants in th,c city arc also re
i ported to be near the end of
their poal supply.
I STATUS SUMMED
! UP 11 Iffil
i Arrest of Leader In Outlaw
I Movement Outstanding
Feature of Day
Railroad officials whose lines have
' been crippled by the unauthorized
'strikes of operating employes waited
i today for the big break in the strikers'
! ranks which they hoped would be pro-
duced by Attorney General Palmer's
Announcement that the strike leader
ship had been traced to radical quar-
ters. Mr. Palmer's statement that
Its object In reality was the formation
I of "one big union" was expected to
I influence many of the loss radical
! strikers to return.
j Railroad officials, however, con
tinued to bend .every effort to speed
the process of operating their lines
i with volunteers nnd loyal employes.
Willing lo Talk
The first sign of willingness on the
! part of eastern strikers to negotiate
' came last night when ICdward 11c
j Hugh, chairman of the strike com
1 miltee, sent a massago to th ra.il
; road labor board stating that the men
j would welcome an opportunity to lay
i their grievances before the board.
He asserted, however, that the men
! would not return lo work pending a
1 hearing. The transportation act, un-
der which the board functions, pro
vides that no consideration shall bo
given to claims of men actually on
Agents of the federal government
in different sections of the country
acted today in the strike.
In Chicago John Grunau, leader of
the strike with several associates, were
arrested on a charge of violating tine
Lever act and moro are being sought.
Butter Dealer Fined
In New York a wholesale butter
dealer was taken into custody on a
charge of making unfair profits dur
ing the crisis.
Federal agents also have announced
they are Investigating delays of mall
trains. Vigorous action will be taken,
It is said, where it Is found laws have
Army officers notified Pennsylvania
railroad officials that they would.send
soldiers to Jorsey City to move freight
consigned to tho army and that sol
diers also will man cars on which
bodies of soldiers recently brought to
Hoboken from overseas will be sent to
Meanwhile railroads 'are actively
combatting effects of the strike. "Mooe
waJkouts wore reported at Camden,
N. J., and Elmira, N. Y,.
DANZIG April 15. Arrangements
with American shipping Interests for
a fast Polish-American passenger and
freight service between United States
porta nnd the Baltic, have been com
pleted by Polish naval authorities.
SIX ARRESTED 1
ON ORDERS DF I
Officials of New Railroad
Union Charged With Break-
ing Lever Act
STRIKE SEEMS TO ' " H
j BE ABOUT TO DIE j
Insurgent Leaders Deny That 1
j Radical Influence Is j
CHICAGO, April 15.- Six officials
tpf the "outlaw" railway unions were ''1
j arrested this morning by United States 'H
I marshals on warrants issucd.Ky Unr- ' lf
j ted States Commissioner T-Iason, ' jH
i charged with violating the Lever .icu !
AVarrants have been issued fur 1
1 twenty-four other alleged leaders in !
the insurgent strike, it was said at the
federal building. ' !
j Yardmen's 'association: A. 'YfV Casse- jH
j drfy, secretary: Martin J. Kenny, vice-
president of lodge No. 2, C. Y. A.; Y,
Larrabcll, trustee of the association; J
! 1 red L. Schultz, vice president of tho !H
L'nited Engincmon's association, and t'l
'Michael TCllfrns. I rrn unrnr nf tlm 1!n. IH
Department of justice agents expect j
to arraign the men totlay before Com-
Among the twenty-four warrants is- '1
sued but not yet served is one for John il
Grunau, president of the Chicago
Another is for Elmer Bidwell, who 'M
, was named yesterday by Attorney
, General Palmer as having replaced
! Grunau as leader of tho strikers here.
j Both Bidwell and Grunau deny trine
the latter has been displaced, or that '1
, Bidwell is taking any part in directing
J Federal agents raided headquarters
of the strikers nnd arrested Grunau,
I who was speaking. He was taken to H
, the federal building together with Wil- iH
liam E. Reading, J. C. Logan and IH
Shannon Jones, who are said to be ilH
! members of the association.. 'H
Deputies sent to Carpenter's hall I jH
.found James H. Dodgion addressing a
I meeting of 150 strikers. They arrest
; ed Dodgion. Fred C. Lockwood, C. E. JH
j Creighton and Michael Plaitke. M
Many to Be Jailed. H
I Reports at the federal building incli-
cate the list of 30 for whom warrants !
j have already been issued is onl a i
starter, and that more than 200 mem-
jbers of the "outlaw" unions are mark- ;H
: ed for arrest l
United Stales Marshal Bradley in- jH
idicated he would begin arraigning the iH
j prisoners before Commissioner Mason iH
'this afternoon. IH
1 Federal agents who culled thr
crowd at Conway hall, where Grunaa
'was arrested, took William L. Bond 'H
;R. D. Murpny and H. W. Radke to the jiH
federal bu.. ''H
As the men left the hall there wert rH
cries of "traitor, traitor," from the i!H
strikers. They accused newspaper
men of pointing out the leaders to
ithc federal men. 'H
I Reports from rail centers In the cen
jtrai west and on the Pacific coast to
fclay bore out assertions of brotherhood
' and railroad officials that tho Insur
gent railroad strike was dyin; out In
these sections of the country, and that j
traffic conditions were improved ma- i
Strikers were reported to be return- IH
Ing to work In a number of cities and
in Chicago, where the unautnorlsscd (
walkout had its origin, brotherhood 1
officials said the backbone of the ,
strike was broken. IH
Switchmen employed in tho Cnlcago iWM
terminal of the Rock Island? firemen M
and engineer. on the Pennsylvania
railroad and groups of strlkora on the Jl
' Soo line and other roads voted to end
the walkout in Chicago, and wero re-- '
turning to their jobs today. Normm !
freight conditions wore being rapidly jH
restored and embargoes were lifted by
Charges Arc Denied.
Tho Insurgent leaders, however,
continued tholr claims that the posl- i
tlon of the strikers remained un
shaken, and denied charges of Attor- '
noy General Palmer that radical in- i
fluences wore behind the strike. I
In -Michigan the Industrial tie-up i
continued serious, with estimates that
150,000 workers, the largest number '
In Detroit, were idle. Additional paa
scngqr trains were annulled because I
of the coal shortage. 1