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I Fiftieth Yea-No. 95. " - Pric, Five OGDEN CITY, UTAH, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1920 : r : FnrnoN4 P M 1
I" 110,000 LOSS
, CRIMINAL HGT
Grant School Set on Fire By
Incendiary, Declare j
OIL SOAKED WASTE
USED, FACTS INDICATE
Same Person Who Caused
Reign of Terror Last Sum-
1 " mer Busy, Belief I
H Incendiary 'fire, believed to be the
work of, the firebug who repeatedly
a attempted to ignite the Dee and
g Mound Fort schools last summer, and
I who. is thought to have been the cause
3 of the Humphris mill fire, the Ogdcn
I macaroni plant fire, the Marlon hotel
I fire, tho Ogden junk house fire and
I nearly a score of conflagrations labtf
I ' summer, burned the rear portion ol
I tho Grant school house last night.
I Dr. B. I. Rich, president of the
board of education, said the loss would
I be between $S,000 and $10,000.
j Only prp17.pt and efficient work ot
A " the fire " department prevented the
I t building'i'rom becoming a total loss.
Evidence Disco vered.
I Direct evidence was found that the
same .method of igniting the fire was
used as was attempted last summer j
at the Dee school. A charred portion
at the base of a door, near me seat
of the fire, '"'allowed that oil-soaked
waste, ,or 'similar material, had been
5HfJl. lighted, "v.
, ; ' Residents living near the school re-
I ' 1 ' called that on several occasions re-
.1 eently lights have been scon in the
; -r w portion ot tne scnooi wneru ine uru
I -v originated.
' frlf Heat, of great intensity damaged I
.- ! 1 r lerpourcu oneiiufii cs wushTrfftP
('. ! diately converted into steam, which!
r ' m pormeatcd the building, causing plas-
f ' I j ter to crumble from the walls ana
;f L ceilings.
I1 f Paint on window sills was convert-
;. j ed into a hot, sticky mass because uf
j . Gets Good Start.
j' According to word from the fire
; department, the fire had been burning
i j long before the department was noti-
j j" fied. When they responded 10 tne
call, great columns of smoke wore
j j pouring from the cupola at the top of
J r the building. A call was sent in for
I' the hook and ladder, indications be
ing that the fire was at the top of
the school. Beforo the hook and lad
der had arrived, the fire was lound to
bo under a staircase at the rear of tho
building, in a small room used for
mj Ji ' Tne front doors of the school were
found to be unlocked, but the intenso
6fa heat and dense clouds of smoke pre-
vented firemen from entering the
JI building at that point.
9' By breaking into the furnaco room
I- at the rear of tho building, and into
ilhe basement, the firemen got dircct'.y
to the center of tho fire, and witmn
twenty minutes had the firo under
control. Nearly an hour and a half
elapsed, however, beforo the flames
were totally extinguished.
i t; ,With wind blowing violently, it was
I f.. thought for a time that tho building
t P. would be consumed.
,y J?; In the store room where the firo
$ H- started about fifty desks were btorcd-
r It' .was the Igniting of theso desks by
I j the firebug, it is claimed, tiiat caused
j j the conflgration. Immediately over
J k tho pile of desks was a large ventilator
shaft, forming a flue for tho fire, and
. "with the enormous draft fanning the
tjj flames through tho ventilator, intenso
. heat was generated.
'1 ;'"' A staircase immediately over the
!W ' P"e of douks burned through and
h K , made another opening for air, which
fanned the flames to oven greater
& Members of tho fire department
m, claim that the Grant school fire was
fez the hottest that they ever had occa
sion to extinguish. Two lines of hose
-y'r' werc used at the fire, and after the
ftp; flames had been reduced to blackened
If' ashes, two firemen, with-a lino of hose
$ for immediato action, guarded tho
W." building until this morning.
"The same man that attempted to
firo the Dee school set fire to the
Grant school lasr night," a member of
j - the fire department declared. At the
K' '. -Uce school a huge wad rf oil-soaked
m. cotton waste was packed in tho loft-
K ' hand corner at tho base of a rear
K' door. It was discovered beforo any
. r damage was done.
g. ' News paper, oil-soaked, was wadded
t; under a window framo ot the Mound
h, Fort school and ignited, while evi
' i donee that gasoline had been used to
R- start the ice house liro, tho Ogden
' -' Junk house firo and Ogden macaroni
ft plant and several other incendiary
. I blazes last summer, was discovered."
i It io believed that the samo man
J who was responsible for last 3u;umer's
reign of terror is again at work, and
i every effort will bo made, it is stated,
to apprehend tho man before further
damage to property ia caused
m ; 00
SOLDIERS UNLOAD MAIL.
X WASHINGTON, April 19. Ev direc-
tr Uon of Secretary Baker, a detachment
Pv 0 soldiers was used here to unload
! several carloads of .mail that had ac-
j cumulated in the yards during the
jMANY KILLED ANO'lNJURED IN STORMS
Threats Made &f New Rail Strike
I Allied Represcntat'ves Open ,
Sessions at San Remo, !
TURKISH QUESTION '
FIRST ON PROGRAM!
Deprive Germany of Food
and Raw Materials if Fur
SAX REJIO, April 19. (By The
Associated Press.) The Inter-allied
supremo council began its formal ses
isions today in the Villa Dcvachau. on
j the Irtlls to the northwest of the main
; While tho Turkish question1 was on
the program for first consideration by
the' conference today it developed 1
that .there already has been discussion
over the question of enforcing the i
treaty yf peace with Germany.
Premiers Mlllerand, Nitti. Phillip
Bortholdt, political director of the
French foreign office: Earl Curzon,
ous secretaries yesterday at thcj Villa
Dovechan. met again late in the af
ternoon at Premier Xltti's hotel.
They were agreed without o mo
ment's discussion that Germany1
should be told in the most positive -manner
that she must observe the (
Premier Lloyci George suggested
economic pressure depriving Ger
many of food, raw materials and In
tercourse with the allied countries
should she continue negligent. Pre
mier Millerand is described as having
said that such pressure without the
use of military or naval aid, would
in effect, be no pressure at all. Tho
onlv warninrr t.hnt wnnirl rnrnntn,)
the only pressure that would be ef
fective, he asserted, would be force
the application of such force as the
military and naval advisers might
Premier Lloyd George, It is said,
resistor this conclusion. Premier Nit
ti inclined towards the British prime
minister's view and the matter rests
there for tho present.
It, was agreed that daily commu
niques should be issual.-as upon occa
sion of previous sessions of the coun
cil. U. S. Xot Represented.
It developed definitely that the
United States would not be repre
sented at the conference.
For the present, however, the
prime ministers, foreign ministers
and ambassadors of France, Great
Britain, Italy, Japan. Belgium and
Greece nt the meeting are occupied
with problems particularly affecting
themselves, and there is no disposi
tion to dwell unduly upon .the lack of
Another subject which lias not been
much mentioned as yet, but which
will be brought before the council be
fore it3 close, will be the condition of
The Hungarian treaty will have to
jbe passed upon finally, with the pro
spect ahead that the present Hungar
ian government may refuse to sign it.
Sessions will be held mornings and
afternoons with tho possibility that
evening meetings also may be ar
ranged for. The Japanese ambassa
dor will be in attendance at all ses
sion's, while Premier Venizelos, for
Greece, and foreign Minister ITymans,
for Belgium, will be admitted "during
discussions concerning questions af
feting their nations. Tho Jugo-Slavs
aro not represented here and It ap
pears doubtful If tho Adriatic ques
tion will be taken up.
FOR THONE PIONEER
PARSIPl-IANY, N. J., April 19.
Simplicity marked the funeral here
of Theodore Ns Vail, former vhead of
the American Telephono and Telo
graph company In the little cemetery
where his father, mother and ances
tors wero interred before him.
Interment was preceded bv services
at the old Presbyterian meeting house
With the Rev. G. c. Houghton of "The
Little Church Around tho Corner"
of Xew'York, officiating.
As a mark of respect for the for
mer heart of the'great wire system,
service on all Bell telephones In the
country was suspended for a period of
one minute at . 11 . o'clock, eastern i
standard time. ' 1 j
RED FLAGS AT
POLICE STATION I
Red flags, a whole case of
'em, are at the police station.
No I. W. W. raids have -occurred
and the officers have
made no wholesale arrest of bol
shevists.. The flags are there,
Harness bulls of the depart
ment arc reported to have be-
come infuriated at the sight of
I the case, probably because they
thought that they might be
called upon to juggle it.
Considerable interest in the
flags was manifest this morning
I several officers exhibiting curi
osity as to the purpose of the
William Dick, traffic officer, j
allayed all curiosity by an
nouncing: "They're the new I
flag's for safety zones around
Steel Corporation Head Says
Federal Interference Likely
if All Go Higher
NEW YORK, April 19. Elbert H.
Gary, chairman of tho United States
Steel corporation, informed the stock-'
holders at the annual meeting In Ho
boken today that the corporation was
holding down the price of its products
because of the high cost of living.
Roforring to inquiries made by
stockholders as to why, in view of tho
great demand, the cost of production
and prices received by other manu-J
facturers, the prices of the corpora
tion's products had not been raised
above those fixed by agreement be-
tween tho industrial board and steel
I manufacturers on March 21, 1019, he
j "It seems to us that tho problem ol
j high cost of living is of convincing
importance. When tho increasing
tendency is to insist upon payment of
unreasonable s,ums for every commod
ity and for overy service, so that the
vicious swirl of advancement seems to
be unending, wo think there is a moral
obligation on the part of every one to
use all reasonable efforts to check
this carnival of greed and Imposition,
even at some sacrifice. 1
Salaried Man Helpless.
'Thero is a growing discrepancy be
tween different individuals and inter
ests. Tho man with a fixed income i3
more and nioro disadvantaged and ho
is helpless. He cannot increase his in- j
come to meet tho increased cost of
living. Therefore, it should be the!
effort of all to establish and maintain I
u reasonable basis of prices . . .
otherwise the government . . .
The attitude of the corporation on
prices, Mr. Gary added, "has had con
siderable Influence in preventing in
creases in th.J general selling price of
steel, although somo (manufacturerrs)
have made them. ...
'Moreover, it is believed that . . .
the selling prices of most of tho diver
slfied products of tho corporation, for
tho present, at least, arc high enough, !
though it is pertinent to say that whenj'
the actual valuo of tho properties and '
volume of business of tho corporation I '
are considered, the net return is att'
For Open Shop.
Reviewing last year's steel strike,
Mr. Gary said,
"Wo stand for the open shop, which
permits a man to work when and
where he pleases, on terms mutually
agreed upon, whether he does or does
not belong to a labor union.
"We do not combat labor unions as
such. We. of course, acknowledge the
natural right of labor to organize; but
we insist that a labor union should be
subject to governmental control and
regulation like other organizations
Discrimination by law in favor of or
against any particular class is detri
mental to tho interests of the general
Mr. Gary said that public approval
of the recent decision of the United
States supreme .court refusing to dis
solve the steel corporation, was prac-
! 10 010 ITSELF
! OUT OF DRIFTS
Hciels Filled With J Persons
i Barred From Homes By
SUPPLY OF MILK .
j CUT Bt BLIZZARD j
j Railroad Traffic Crippled
I Through Colorado and
I Other States
I LITTLE ROOK, Ark., April
I 19. A score of people were
killed and many injured in
storms which swept south
western counties of Arkansas,
according- to reports which
reached this city over demor
At Harkey Valley, 12 miles
north of Danville, seven peo
ple, six of them members of
with many persons hurt
and at Hickeyville, 16 miles
south of Clarksville, three
persons were killed and many
J DENVER, Colo., April 19. With re
jlief promised by the weather bureau
(and slightly improved conditions in
tho city already apparent, immediate
release from the grip of the blizzard
which has bound Denver for the past
forty-eight hours was in sight early
Light snow was still falling, but the
huge drifts that blocked railroad
wind which had been piling it into
tracks and city streets had abated.
Heavy street sweeping machines and
snow-plows had taken up the task of
opening the streets and tracks to
Milk Delivery Hit.
Despite all this, it was feared this
mornlne; that the city might receive
no milk today. The receipts yester
day wore light and dealers predicted
I (hatt he supply would be exhausted
today and no more would reach here.
The food situation In other respects
was not yet serious, but a few more
hours -of the state of complete block-
jaae winch prevailed bunuay wouia
jhave closed many retail stores and
The downtown hotels were filled
with people caught In the heart of the
city by the storm and barred from
Streets Being Cleared.
Several of the main downtown
streets, closed to traffic by a proclam
ation by Mayor Bailev, wero being
cleared as fast ns possible.
Three ministers, among the passen
gers on a Union Pacific train stalled
near Longmont, Colo., conducted Sun
dav services in one of Ihe coaches.
Two trains will arrive over tho
Burlington line today, hut all others
were reported as "indefinite." All
trains have been running many hours
Phone Wires CriDplcd.
Tejephone communication was in
though badlv crippled yet.
Because of the broken wires no de
talln had reached here concerning the
loss of cattle, but vague reports in
roads wero reported completely block
aded in most soctions.
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 19 Railroad
traffic in Nebraska was badly crippled
today by a blizzard which began in
the western part of the state late
Saturday. Reports from Alliance naid
I fears were expressed that there would
the a heavy loss of livestock in the
Snow was still falling In western
Nebraska today, but tho wind had
abated. Snowplows were being used
to keep the railroad lines open. The
(Chicago. Burlington and Qulncy rail
road reported long delays to train
movements on Its Denver-Chicago and
Billings-Sl. Louis lines. One train,
stalled in a nnowdrift ait Girard. Neb.,
tically universal, and added in this
"So far as the corporation and its
subsidiaries are concerned, we shall
not disregard the laws of tho country
or tho public interest."
It had been the ambition of tho
manager of tho corporation, he con
cluded, to prove that a corporation
may bo possessed of mind, heart and
LONG SUFFERING, HARD !
WORKING ARMY MULE
RECOGNIZED AT LAST
WASHINGTON, April 19. The
patient, long-suffering', hard
working and oft-ridiculed army
mule has at last come to his cn
conlum, in an appropriation from
the quartermaster general. ''""T"
The "low down" on the army
came today in an official publica
tion. Thero were more than
-15,000 of him engaged with tho
army overseas, and more -than
100,000 with the troops in the
United States, while there was as
much he'-hawing, kicking, balk
ing, biting and other mulish-tricks
as might be expected, the army
mule lived up to his established
reputation for enduring, sacrific
ing and dying like a soldier.
They were not all American
mules. Seven thousand came from
England and 9,000 came from
France, and another 11,000 cam
"There was no comparison,"
says the quartermaster general's
announcement," "between these
small poorly-Yiourished mules se- j
cured in England and those pur
chased in southern pranco and
the powerful, upstanding, mealy
nosed product of the middle west.
"There were times during the
final stages of the world "war
when 'v. . - it was neccs-
' JciytS" keel? nrulei5bTi'',the move""
forty-eight, sixty anld sometimes
sevonty-two hours, with hardly
U. S. HINES SAYS
Former Utahn, Now Brigadier
General, Says Railroads
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 19 The Unit
ed States must develop and encourage
her inland waterways transportation if
she expects to retain her position in
the world of commerce. This warn
ing was sounded by speakers at the
convention of the Mississippi Valley
Waterways' association here today.
Tho railroads have reachced the
1 limit of their capacity, it was empha
I Speakers also urged that the asso
. ciation be merged with the Mississippi
Valley association, which opens its
convention here tomorrow.
Brigadier General F. T. Hines, of
Utah, chief of the transportation divi
sion of the war department, which has
control over government inland water
ways transportation, in an address as
serted the railroads welcomed the re
vival of water transportation as a "ne
cessary ally In the solution of tho
"Tho demands which the railroads
are being called on to "meet are great
ly in excess of their combined facili
ties," he said. "There is an existing
unsupplied demand for 800,000 freight
cars alone. Kailroad men nave admit
ted that overy locomotive plant in the
country would have to work at capa
city for three years to enable the rail
roads to even catch up with the actual
demands now made upon them.
"It will thus De seen that the rail:
roals are physically unable to meet the
transportation demands of this new
era. Of this work the waterway must
.perform an important snare. And in
assisting tho waterways to assume a
considerable porttion of the transpor
tation burdens of commerce, the war
department desires to become a mate
ESTABLISH BUS LINES
TO OLD BATTLEFRONT
NEW YORK, April 19. Motor bus
lines from tho principal railway cen
ters in Franco to all the important
battlefields and American cemeteries
there have been established by the
American Red Cross for the benefit
of soldiers relatives and slghteers.
Red Cross barracks where visitors
may take shelter in inclement weath
er obtain food and refreshment nlso
have been provided. At Romagne, tho
largest American cemetery in France,
tho Red Cross has erected a hotel
for tho accommodation of (lie scores
of visitors expected there during the
moro than a pause. Then it was
possible only to feed a smalt
amount of grain and a few hand- I
fuls of hay. Under this strain tho
mule went forward, giving his all
"The mule" had always been
given the credit of having his full
quota of brains, but at times it
seemed he had more than his
share. He may run when hitched
lo a wagon, but Invariable docs
no harm to himself or the wagon.
When tired he makes his condi
tion known by quitting. However,
this quality did not coma, to the
fore during the days of St. Mihiel
and in the Argonnc.
"Tho record of the mule
through tho world war has been
such as to reflect much credit
upon the dam, tho farm mare of
the United States, as well as upon
the long-eared, loose-jointed pro
genitor of that hybrid an animal
indispensable to the success of our
army in the field."
A gotfd manj'k farmers these
days, devoted to their horses, say
"gosh darn a mule, anyway," on
general principles, but tho army
loves and admires him for ser
vices rendered, and wo.uld like" to
see him get the distinguished ser
mT'OTistaitcy " IS? 1 War ti nfe vil I
recommend him to softer treat
ments in times of peace.
FIVE JOIN RAGE
( Pershing, Wood and Johnson
for Republican Honors;
Ross Against Hitchcock
LINCOLN, Neb., April 19. Bad
roads, resulting from snow and rain
storms in Nebraska, promised to re
duce the voting in tomorrow's presi-l
dential preference primary.
General John .1. Pershing, Major
General Leonard Wood and United
States Senator Hiram W. Johnson of
i California, are entered for the Kepub-
lican presidential indorsement while
Robert Ross, of Lexington, Neb., will
run on both tickets.
Mr. Ross is the only candidate
whose name is printed on the Demo
cratic ballot in opposition of President
Wilson in the peace treaty fight.
Added interest is given the Demo
cratic voters by the candidacy of W. J.
Bryan, who is seeking a place on the
party's delegation to the national con
vention, and who said he would not
support Senator Hitchcock because of
the latter's position on the federal pro
hibitory amendment and for other rea
sons. If the voters instruct for Sena-
jlor Hitchcock, Mr. Bryan said he
would nllow an alternate lo vote in his
plnce when tho national convention
starts balloting on nominees.
MEET IN CHICAGO MAY 2.
: CHICAGO, April' 9. The Republican
national committee will meet in Chi
cago on May 23, lo consider contests
between delegates to the national con
volution June S, Fred W. Upham, treas-
urer of the committee said Will H.
illays, chairman, A.,T. Hert, chairman
jot the Chlcag'o convention committee
ton arrangements and Mr. Upham spent
i today in conference on plans for the
"There is a contest in nearly every
southern state," Mr. Upham said, "it
probably will take until the opening
of the convention to consider these
ASK ANTI-SALOONERS TO MEET
WESTERVILLE, Kan., April 19.
General Superintendent P. A. Baker,
of the Anti-Saloon League of Ameri
ca, today Issued a call for state sup
erintendents of the league to meet in
conference at Chicago and San Fran
cisco immediately preceding the Re
publican and Democratic national con
ventions and to remain in session dur
ing the conventions.
ST. LOUIS, April 19.E. C. Sim
mons founder the hardware company
which bears his name, died of heart
failure at his home here this afternoon.
Mr. Simmons was 80 years old. He
had been identified with the hardware
trade here for Gi years.
WALKOUT VOTE 1
TO BE TAKEN " I
Railroad Labor Bqard Refuses H
to Listen to Strikers' H
EMPLOYES DECLARE I
THEY WILL INSIST I
Pacific Coast Railroads Op- II
erate Without Embargoes
On Perishables I
CHICAGO, April 19. Threat of a I
new strike among railroad employes M
in the Chicago district today con- E
fronted claims of railroad managers -f
and brotherhood olficials that the "in- a
surgents"' strike had been broken and If
the situation rapidly was returning to j
normal. ' If j
Eight thousand freight handlers
and '3,000 .railroad' clerks employed on J
alL lines 4 (entering Chicagovill take ),
enco today with railroad heads, !
George A. Worrell, chairman of tho j j
Chicago and Northwestern railroad J',
clerks, announced. He had been em- f
powered to speak for all the clerks fj
and freight handlers. J
Better on Pacific. i
Worrell did not announce plans to H
be presented, but said "there seemed III
little chance of compromise," and IN
the men probably would strike Tues- fm
In the switchmen's unauthorized H
strike continued improvement in traf- H
1 fic conditions throughout the central H
!and far west was noted. H
' On the Pacific coast railroads oper- H
ated today for the first time since tho H
strike without embargoes on perish- H
able freight. H
As a result of a nw descent by H
federal authorities on strike leaders at H
Chicago ten wero arrested. Nine were R
released on their own recognizance to mm
appearance today and make bonds ot M
$10,000 each, but Harold Reading, U
chairman of ihe board 4f directors of H
the United Enginemen's. association, H
was sent to jail when he Avould not H
pledge himself to stay away from H
strike niPotinL-.q. IB
Won't Consider Complaints. D
WASHINGTON, April 19. The rail: fl
road labor board announced todaj 5
that it would not consider complaint I
from striking railroad men. I
The board's statement said it would I
not "receive, entertain or consider" I
any application or complaint from V
any parties avno were not complying Ik
with the transportation act, or who E
were not adopting overy means I
to avoid interruption of the operation E
of the roads growing out of any dis H
Immediately after the statement; 9
was made public, spokesmen from fig
striking railroad men. in ew York, X
New Jersey, New England and th- 1
middle west were 'received by tin-
board. They were accompanied by
Representatives Eagan and McGlen-
non, of New Jersey.
Request for an immediate hearing'
by representatives of the strikers waA
Kule by Board. 19
wiuiiMuui ii;triun saiu umi unuer n
the rules adopted by the board writ-
ten complaint must first bo filed with U
the secretary, showing by express I
statement and facts set out that the I
disppute was ono which the board was R
authorized to consider.
Representative Eagan asked tho
board to hear Edwin McIIugh of New
York, representing Jho strikers in tho
.metropolitan district, so. he might take
to "them somo word that the board
would tako action quickly.
W. N. Doak, vice president of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
protested, saying the reppresentativea
of eighteen railroad organizations
wore present to represent the men.
Mr. McHugh told the board that ha j
had sent by registered "mail . to tho jl
I chairman of the board a week ago a M
I copy of their complaint )I
The board then went Into executlvo 1
Declaring there wero 8,000 men out I
In New York, City who were waiting III
word from him that tho board would !
grant substantial increases,' Mr. Mc- H
Hugh said he would try again to get M
tho case before the board, as tho men
he represented would not return to m
work until the board had agreed to M