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VOL. XXX., NO. 70
WHEN liffiE
Harry S. New, Said to Be
Son of Indiana Senator,
Kills Sweetheart, Then
Gives Self Up After Driv
ing with Body in Auto for
Republican A. K Leased Wire
LOS ANGELES, July 6. "I killed
her because I loved her and she
wouldn't marry me as she promised. I
love her still and am ready to die for
my act because I want to go to her."
Lying on a cot in the city jail here
tonight, Harry S. New of Ulendale,
who said he is the son of United States
Senator Harry S. New of Indiana, thus
concluded an account of the killing
of Miss Frieda Lesser, his fiance, at a
lonely spot in Topanga canyon, about
"5 miles northwest of here early to
day. Calmly and without apparent re
morse; New reviewed in detail to
newspaper men and police officers his
actions which included his driving to
the central police station with his
fiance's body in the rear seat and sur
rendering. "We had planned to be married to
day," he said. "At the last moment
Frieda interposed objections and I pro
posed that we lake an automobile ride
to some quiet spot where we could
talk things over. Reaching a lonely
spot I started pleading with her to
marry me at once.
"She remained obdurate and told
me that she was expecting to become
a mother and that she had decided to
undergo a surgical operation rather
than marry me. That made me mad.
I lost my head and almost before I
knew it, I had snatched a revolver
which was kept in the machine as pro
tection against highway men And shot
her through the head. I believe she
died almost instantly.
"For nearly two hours I drove with
Frieda lying beside me. Then it dawned
on me what a horrible deed I had done.
I decided the best thing to do was to
bring the body to the police station
and surrender."
New, who is 30 years of age, is a
graduate of an Indian military acade
my. He said he later attended Notre
Dame university. He met Miss Lesser
at a local manufacturing plant where
he was employed as a truck driver and
she as a surrender. The young wo
man was 21 years old.
Mother Will Aid Son
Lula Burger, mother of Harry S. New,
who today surrendered to the Los An
geles police as the murderer of Miss
Frieda Lesser, left Indianapolis late
tonight for her home in Glendale, Cal
ifornia. Mrs.' Burger stated that New
is the son of Senator Harry S. New,
of Indiana, and that she was divorced
from Senator New about 18 years ago
Mrs. Burger also st.id the expected to
wire Senator New and solicit his aid
in behalf of her son.
Denies Alleged Marriage
WASHINGTON, July 5.-Senator
New issued a statement tonight deny
ing that he and Mrs. Eurger ever were
married or divorced.
When shown a dispatch of Indianap
olis quoting Mrs. Burger, Senator New
"The only thing I care to add js that
the statement from any source that
Mrs. Burger and I were ever either
married or divorced at any time or
under any name is absolutely untrue."
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., July 5. After
working frantically during the early
morning and all day. more than a
score of rescuers quit work tonight
satisfied that the nine drowned bodies
recovered from the water would be the
final death toll exacted when the
pleasure boot Reliance turned over at
I-ake Madison late last night, with
about 30 persons aboard. The lake in
the vicinity of the accident whu;h was
caused when the boat struck a snag,
was dragged dozens of times.
The boat was not lighted and was
overcrowded, it is said.
The pilot had made several trips
around the lake in the afternoon and
evening and on the fatal trip about
30 persons, 10 more than it usually
carries, went aboard at the pier.
Germans announce themselves ready
to discuss terms for turning over
materials to allied governments as
stipulated in peace terms.
Ex-Prince Eitel offers self for extra,
tradition to England in place of
Titanic, English dirigible, weathers
stormy flight on last lap cf trans
Atlantic journey and is slowly ap
proaching Boston at an early hour
this morning.
Sen of Indiana senator slays fiancee
when proposals for hurried mar
riage are rejected.
Funeral services for Dr. Anna H.
Shaw are held at Philadelphia,
notables from all sections of the
land attending.
Congress will determine future mili
tary policy of nation upon recon
vening Tuesday.
Tour-story office building to be
erected at Third avenue and
White Sox ballplayers injured in
motor accident recovering in Ray
Con hospital at Ray.
Maricopa County highway commis
sion asks federal aid for six road
projects to the amount of $578,590.
Entire $100,000 stock in million dol
lar hotel offered to Phoenix in
vestors; almost all taken.
John O. Dunbar is held to superior
court to answer to charge of crim
inal libel.
Martin Cotton cimptny tcr ere t
sUni eotlanjk . l
Methodists Put
Approval Stamp
League Covenant
COLUMBUS. O., July 5. Methodist
minute men had their celebration today
at the Methodist Centenary here. Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels, a minute
man of the Methodist Church, South,
delivered an address on problems con
fronting the church. He recommended
strongly ratification of the League of
Nations covenant.
Resolution approving the League of
Nations and the planned unification of
the two branches of the Methodist
church were adopted at the close of
the meeting
President Wilson has taken under
advisement acceptance of the invita
tion of centenary officials to spend a
day at the expositioa.and will announce
his decision when he arrives in Wash
ington, it was announced.
Army Notables Obliged to
Eat Meals Standing, All
Same Enlisted Men Step
Taken to Facilitate Demo
bilization Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, July 5. Receiving
sudden orders to return on the Levia
than, 3,34S casual officers were sur
prised to find that they had been
assigned to troops' quarters instead of
first-class accommodations. As pre
scribed by army regulations and would
have to eat their meals standing up
like enlisted men, according to offi
cers who arrived on the Leviathan
with 7,329 troops today. Colonel Rob
ert S. Knox of the regular army, troops
commander aboard the vessel, showed
an order issued at the port of em
barkation in France stating that the
war department had decided to use the
Leviathan on the trip to transport
first-class personnel to relieve con
gestion of first-class passengers in
France awiting their return home.
Stating that it had taken this step
because of the desire of the officers
for any early return the department
announced that the release from duty
of so many officers had resulted in a
surplus of approximately 21,000 first
class passengers over the space avail
able up to July 20. A saving of $1,000,
Q00 would also be made by the change,
fti'eordlBS' t9 a.W"estimate of one offl
ceV. '" '
Major General David C.- Shanks,
commander of the port of embarka
tion at Hoboken, returned on -the -ves-sel
from- an inspection to the Brest
Brigadier General Benjamin W. Fou
lois of the American army air service,
who had spent 20 months in France
organizing the American air forces,
was among a group of returnig briga
dier generals which included Lesley M.
McNair, Briant H. Wells and William
Rear Admiral S. S. Robinson, who
had been serving on the naval armis
tice commission, returned to go to his
new post as commandant at the Bos
ton navy yard.
Four deaths occurred 'during the
voyage, Privates Walter Orchid of Sil
ver, Texas, and Edward Breeding of
Indianapolis dying from tuberculosis
Carl Ham of Covington, Georgia, heart
disease, and Corporal Clarence Cook
of Lyons, Georgia, broncho-pneumonia.
Pose EM
OBer&SeK Ei
FaffiieLr's Sta
BERLIN, July 5 Prince Eltel Fred
erick, of Prussia, second son of the
former German emperor, has sent the
following telegram to King George:
"To his majesty, the King of Great
Britain and Ireland:
"In fulfillment of natural duty of
son and officer, I, with my four young
er brothers, place myself at your ma
jesty's disposal, in place of my imperial
father in the event of his extradition, in
order by our sacrifice to spare him euch
"In the name of Princes Adalbert,
August William, Oscar and Joachim.
SALT LAKE C1TT, July 5 James
J. Ryan, who on last September 4, ad
ministered poison to his 7-year-old son
and attempted his own life, was found
guilty of involuntary manslaughter by
a jury in the district court here Fri
day night, One year In the county jail
is the maximum punishment for the
Ryan's defense was based upon tem
porary insanity.
NEW YORK, July 5. Conditions in
Europe are not as bad as those faced
by the South after the Civil War, Os
car T. Crosby, former assistant treas
urer of the United tSates, and for two
years chairman of the inter-allied coun
cil on war purchases and finance, de
clared there tonight 1 upon his arrival
from Europe on the transport Mount
Vernon. None of the European nations
is bankrupt, he said, though they will
need encouragement to return to nor
mal conditions."
"America should aid," he asserted, "in
adjustment of the financial problems,
but he urged that the European conn
tries be allowed to solve their own in
ternal difficulties. These problems, he
said, were of greater importance to
Europe than all of the foreign obliga
BERNE, July 6. The Swiss federal
council has just submitted to parlia
ment a bill to make the naturalization
laws more rigid. The bill requires that
before citizenship is granted the ap
plicant must reside in Switzerland for
six years.
Titanic Dirigible, After Day
Of Rough Going, Nears Montauk
Point-Will Land This Morning
Last Leg of Trans-Atlantic
x Difficulties and Navigators Are Obliged to Sound
Repeated Calls for Help Threatening Storms Add
to Troubles of Crew Proceed Slowly Toward Boston
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, July 6. At 1:29
a. m. Sunday, the navy communi
cation service received the fol
lowing direct from the vessel:
"Will land Montauk Point. Re
port time later."
NEW TORK, July 5 The British
dirigible R-34, en route from Scotland
to the United States, was heading for
Boston tonight where she will re
plenish her fust diminishing supplies of
hydrogen and gasoline before complet
ing her scheduled trip to Mineola, New
Is Hard Driven
After a day of buffeting by high
winds, lost for a part of the time in a
dense fog, and driven out of her course
to avoid a severe electrical storm, the
R-34 reported herself at 11:30 p. m.
nearlng Boston harbor and flying over
the water.
At 11:30 o'clock the following mes
sage was picked up by the radio sta
tion at Halifax, N. S., and relayed to
the United States:
Makes Slow Time
"Position of R-34 at :02;56 G. M. T.
67.30 west, 43.20 north. Course south
west by south magnetic. Twenty-five
knots. Flying 1,500 feet."
This position is approximately 170
northeast of Boston and at her pres
ent rate of speed the dirigible should
reach Boston about 6 a. m.
If no great delay is experienced in
obtaining hydrogen and fuel and bar
ring a mishap in landing, the R-34
should reach Mineola tomorrow after
noon. The navy radio broadcasted a
message to all cities and towns north
of Boston requesting that they be on
the alert to give aid to the R-34
in case of an enforced landing.
It was said that about 500 persons
would be required to bring the big ship
to rest.
Destroyers to Aid
American warships were rushing at
top speed up the Maine coast in an
swer to wireless calls from the giant
airship to the navy department at
Washington. After a long fight with
fogs and contrary winds, the com
mander of the dirigible flashed a mes
sage that his petrol supply was falling
rapidly and that assistance might be
needed. . ? -.-.-. '
in answer. ht a' Amerkan naVal au
thorities ordered ihe ec" .erted yacht
U. S. S. S. Satilla, the nearest avail
able vessel, to start for Machiaa Bay,
Maine. Scarcely had theyacht cleared
when she was followed by the subma
rine chaser 407 from Bar Harbor and
shortly afterward the United States
destroyer Stevens steamed out of Bos
ton harbor under forced draught.
From St. Johns a cordon of British
tugs was thrown out and in the stormy
Bay of Fundy the French cruiser Som
me answered the call starting south in
an effort to cross the path of the air
ship. All day long every wireless station
from the northern coast of New
Foundland to the mouth of the Hudson,
was manned by eager listeners and
watchers, who strained every eye and
ear for sight or signal of the traveler
of the skies, but only once did she
emerge enough from the mists to be
recognized. This glimpse was caught
from the little Noca Scotian town of
Parrsboro, 35 miles west of Halifax,
the town at which the Handley-Page
biplane, in flight from Harbor Grace,
N. F., to Mineola, N. Y., made a forced
landing early this morning. The mam
moth airship passed directly over the
lighthouse of the Port at 2:15 this
When first sighted she appeared to
be down by the head, but before she
passed out of sight had apparently
righted herself and was proceeding on
an even keel. Sailor watchers esti
mated that she was making about 25
knots an hour-
In Trouble
The first intimation of possible
trouble was contained in a wireless
message intercepted at 11 a. m., and ad
dressed to the British Admiralty, in
which Major Scott, commander of the
dirigible, reported that his fuel was
getting low. Three previous messages,
giving position, concluded with a
cheery "all well."
Five minutes after the message to
the Admiralty, Commander Zachary
Lansdowne, United States Navy, in
vited to take part in the flight as a
courtesy to the American government,
sent a query to the navy department
on behalf of Major Scott, asking if a
destroyer could proceed to the Bay of
Fundy "if required." In less than three
hours, another message asked Wash
ington if destroyers were coming, and
two hours later a more urgent appeal
flashed to the navy department asked
that destroyers meet the super-Zeppelin
"at the earliest possible moment."
Earlier in the day wireless experts
had expressed the opinion that some
thing had gone wrong with the R-3.4 re
ceiving wireless apparatus, and this
opinion was confirmed by the apparent
diriicuity m communicating to the air
ship word that the American destroy
ers -were doing everything in their
power to render the assistance asked
for. 1
Radio Is Damaged
MINEOLA, N. Y., July 6. -A wireless
message from the R-34 relayed here
from Boston indicated the high power
radio set was out of commission. It
"High power off except on half-kilowatt
Officers feared this mishap might
make it difficult for naval craft to lo
cate the dirigible in the dark.
Captain C T. Craven, director of
American naval aviation here, is leav
ing tonight for Boston in case the
dirigible is forced to land at Chatham.
Make Landing Arrangements
Captain Craven was accompanied by
Major Hugh Fuller, R. A- F., who had
charge of arrangements for the land
ing here. Two other American naval
officers also were in the party.
It was stated that the entire British
contingent here may leave for Boston
in the morning in the event it appears
possible for the R-34 to make that city.
British officers said , that three
courses were open to the commander
of the R-34 in the event -lia rn (.
pietely -out ot fun '
Flight Develops Unexpected
"good" landing in an open field, drop
an anchor into a tree and remain aloft,
or in the event trouble came while
over water could drop a sea-anchor,
which would cut down the airship's
drift by two-thirds.
Ready for Emergency
WASHLNGTON, July , 5. Contact
with the British dirigible, R-34, whose
calls for help continued to grow more
urgent all day as she neared the finish
of her trans-Atlantic journey only to
find gasoline and sustaining hydrogen
gas were exhausted, was established
tonight at 11:40 by the destroyer Ban
croft of the United States navy. The
Bancroft at that hour, according to
messages which reached the navy de
partment, was trailing the dirigible as
it proceeded southwest across the Gulf
of Maine. The R-34 still was under
her own power.
Naval observers said the destroyer
probably would stand by the dirigible
until daylight, calling the Stevens to
her assistance. No attempt to take
the air ship in tow or to refuel would
be possible until then, it was said. If
the vessel has gas and fuel enough to
sustain derself until she can reach Bos
ton, it is expected that no attempt will
be made to resupply her at sea. .
Fuel Supply Low
A message from the Bancroft to the
ommandant of the first naval dis
trict, forwarded to the navy depart
ment at 12:30 a. m. Sunday, indicated
that the R-34's fuel supply will hold
out until the dirigible reaches Chat
ham, Mass.
The message reads as follows:
"Position 42.51 north, 68.04 west.
Heading for Chatham. Speed 23 or 24
knots. R-34 thinks fuel will hold out."
Another message, evidently sent
from the Bancroft to the R-34 and in
tercepted by Otter Cliff radio station,
"We see you are heading for Chat
ham. Course 230 true. Speed 23 knots.
Keep me informed of your movements."
The new positions of the R-34, as
given in the Bancroft's dispatch, shows
that the dirigible is making steady
progress toward Boston and was at
the time the dispatch was filed, about
115 miles from its objective. At the
rate the R-34 is traveling it -should
cover the distance In five hours, which
weald bring -it (BVer -Chatham Between
S and o'clock Sunday.
Orders wre tent late toaight to the
commandant of 4he first, tiatriet at
Boston "to get out everything available
immediately," in an effort to render
assistance to the dirigible. ,
Destroyers Aid in Search
WASHINGTON, July 5. Available
naval vessels at the Boston navy yard
put to sea tonight in an effort to get
into touch with the R-34.
The message from the R-34 asking
for help and saying she was making
for Boston, was broadcasted tonight
by the navy department to all vessels
in the vicinity of the Bay of Fundy.
The orders sent by Rear Admiral
Benson, chief of naval operations, and
acting secretary of the navy, said:
"Communicate with all stations along
the Maine coast. Get out everything
available immediately and get in touch
with and keep in touch with R-34.
Render every assistance possible. Keep
department informed of action."
WASHINGTON, July 5. Expected
transport arrivals are:
Great Northern, New York, July 7,
852 transportation company; base
hospital 103; detachment evacuation
hospital 29; guard company No. 1:
company B, 526th engineers, 83rd and
detachment 86th depot companies
16th casual companies, field hospital
332; 166th casual afficers; 22 wives.
President Grant, Boston, July 10;
field and staff, 1 and 2 battalion head
quarters, supply and hedqurters com
pnies; medical detachment and com
panies B, C, D, F, H and K, 339th in
fantry: 23rd, 24th, 29th, 37th and
124th transportation companies; 97th,
99th and 100th depot companies;
832nd motor transport company; 65th
s&nitary squad, 115th and 116th
guard companies, 14th casual com
pany; camp hospitals 41 and 68;30th
sales unit; 41 casual afficers, includ
ing brigadier General Jackson.
Toloa, New York, July 10, headquar
ters and medical detachments groups
B, C and D, 30Sth repair unit; 541st
motor truck company; 829th motor
transport company; 225th and 273rd
military police; 414th' service park
unit; meat handling section 503; 37
casual officers.
Housatonic, Newport News, Jnly 12,
26th and 28th service companies; 20th
engineers; 691st motor transport com
pany; 321st fire horse company; Com
pany D, 310th service battalion; 847th
transportation company; camp hospital
5: seven casual companies, and 49
SOCORRO, N. M., July 5- J. A.
Nicholas, one of the most prominent
attorneys in the southwest, was found
dead in an elevated water tank this
afternoon. He left home to go to his
office this morning. Failing to return
at noon, a search was instituted with
the above result. The body was fully
clothed and bore no maiks of violence.
Mr. Nicholas had been in 111 health for
several years.
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ATLANTIC CITY, July 6. Fight
promoters connected with a locai
sporting club today wired Jack Demp
sey, the new heavyweight champion,
guaranteeing him $30,000 for an eight
ro""l bout wlUi, Willie Meehan here
Speedy Passage of Army Re
organization Bill Is Prob
able Say Experts Action
Would Prevent Demorali
zation of Present System
WASHINGTON, July 5. The ques
tion of a permanent policy probably
will be forced before the present
session of congress by Secretary
Baker's order ordering the army to
233,000 officers and men by September
30th. Military experts here believe only
speedy yassage of the army reorgani
zation bill will prevent demoralization
of ithe military establishment. The
recent army bill makes mandatory the
continuance of the four new staff
corps, chemical warfare, motor tran
sport, tank and air service none of
which was provided for in the national
defense act. Officers and men must
be drawn from the line and from the
regular staff personnel to provide the
necessary overhead for these branches.
"A return to the status of 1908," was
the prediction of one officer concern
ing the defects. In that year com
panies could muster only 35 men and
regiments frequently were under one
major and one captain.
"The general staff already is at
work on some program which will
come within authorized expenditures
and yet permit the retention of a
skeleton establishment which may be
expanded for war."
Primary troop requirements which
must he met include:
Garrisons for the Philippines,
Hawaian and Panama canal conserv
atively figured at 50,000 men; a guard
for the southern border, now main
tained at 30,000; a force of 80,000 on
the Rhine and for the time being at
least 8,000 men for Siberia,
These total 96,000 officers and men
and do not take into consideration the
hundreds of small garrisons needed at
home army posts, which, is .estimated
at' 30,400 with a further addition far
the coast defenses. War1 : department,
plans approved as late As' March pro
vide 68; COO officers and-men ' for the
coast defenses. ' . :
The 23,000 temporary officers who
have applied for permanent commis
sions in the regular army must be
discharged forthwith because of the
lack of money.
TOLEDO, July 5 Although official
accounting has not been completed,
Tex Rickard, promoter of the heavy
weight championship contest between
Jess Willard and Jack Dempsey, esti
mated tonight that the gate receipts
would total between $500,000 and $600,
000. Revenue agents are assisting in
checking up the receipts to determine
the amount of war tax due the govern
ment. Basing the receipts on $600,000.
the government will receive approxi
mately $54,600, while approximately
$42,000 will be turned over to Toledo's
charity fund.
The city.- under the agreement with
Promoter Rickard. is to receive seven
per cent of the gross receipts. Rickard
already has paid $30,000 to this fund.
Mayor Schreiber plans to use this
money in sending orphans and children
of Toledo's poor families on vacation
trips to Michigan. He also plans to
devote a part of the money to endow
beds for the poor in hospitals.
Dempsey left tonight for Cincinnati
to, open a theatrical engagement there
tomorrow. He is to receive $7,000 a
Willard spent the day resting quietly
at his temporary home in company
with his wife and a few friends.
"There is little to add to what is al
ready known," the defeated champion
said. "After that first hard swing to
the jaw in the first round Dempsey
came in so fast that I never had a
chance to clear my head and square
away for a better offense or defense.
I was fighting in a daze- This is no
attempt to alibi my defeat or take
credit from Dempsey, who is a fast,
clever, hard-hitting opponent, ranking
with the best of the heavyweights.
Now I am through with boxing and
expect to be just plain Jess Willard.
I hope, however, that the public will
remember me as a boxer who always
tried to give his best in the ring and
did his share to keep the boxing game
above suspicion." .
Efforts were being made today to
obtain permission from proper authori
ties for the exhibition of the moving
pictures of the fight in the soldier
camps and hospitals wnere wounded
overseas fighters are recuperating.
FLORENCE, Italy, July 5. By the
Associated Press) The municipal and
military authorities distributed food at
half price throughout the morning.
There is still some confusion and dis
order but 'no acts of violence have
taken place.
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PARIS, July 5. Premier Clemenceau
today received a delegation of Jugo
slavs. They presented questions re
lating to the economical and financial
position ol Jugo-Slovakia-:
Hun Dyestuffs
Soon To Be In
' Allied Hands
PARIS, July 5. Baron Kurt von
Lersner, of the German peace delega
tion, has sent a note from Versailles
saying that German experts are pre
pared to meet those ot the allies ior
consideration of questions involved in
turning over to the allied countries the
coal, dyestuffs, ship building materials
and other commodities specified in the
peace treaty-
The note also expressed the desire
to discuss at the same time or at any
earlier date the agreement regarding
occupation of the left bank of the
Rhine. Baron von Lersner says the
Germans signed this convention with
the understanding that they would be
given an opportunity to discuss it.
Funeral of Dr. Anna Shaw
Is Attended by Notables
frojn All Sections of the
Nation Nearly Every
State Sends Flowers
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PHILADELPHIA July 5. With the
pinning on her breast of the distin
guished service medal, conferred by
the government for her work and the
jeweled American flag worn by Susan
B. Anthony, funeral services for Dr.
Anna Howard Shaw, honorary presi
dent of the American Woman's Suf
frage association, were brought to a
solemn close at her late home in Moy
lan, Pa., late today.
Leaders of women from all parts of
the country gathered about her rose
covered coffin to pay their last re
spects in a ceremony, the outstanding
feature of which was its simplicity.
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president
of the suffrage association, fastened
the suffrage pin upon the dress of Dr.
Shaw as a symbol of the highest honor
the women of the world had to offer.
This pin is an American flag with a
diamond for every state which voted
for suffrage before the national suf
frage amendment passed congress.
The funeral service was conducted
by the Rev. Dr. Caroline Bartlett
Crane of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs.
Catt in a ,brief address eulogized Dr.
Shaw for her efforts in behalf of
women and laid, at her feet the honor
fdrTthe passage off he Susan B. An
thony amendment. ...
Hie home ;ws sv profusion of flow
ers.: Nearly very state sent a floral
tribute, as did President and Mrs. Wil
son, - the council of national defense
and many individuals and organiza
tions. Telegrams of condolence were
received by Dr. Shaw's relatives from
hundreds of well-known men and
women, both at home and abroad.
A cablegram was received from
President Wilson.
In accordance with Dr. Shaw's
wishes, her body tomorrow will be
cremated. ;
chip 1 'buster'
PRESCOTT, Arizona, July 5. Luth
er Swanner of Flagstaff, Arizona, was
awarded the diamond studded medal as
the world's champion "broncho buster"
tonight at the close of the Frontier
Days celebration here. Great crowds
saw four days of "wild west" sports,
ranging from roping to "outlaw" bron
cho riding.
The other winners in the "broncho
busting" competition were: Harry
Henderson of Walker, Arizona, holder
of the 19T4 medal, second; Pat Duke of
Winslow. Arizona, third; Lee Robinson
of Hackberry, Arizona, fourth, and
"Skeeter Bill" Robbins of Bakersfield,
Calif., fifth.
Younger cowboys distinguished
themselves in most of the roping
j events, beating the time of the older
generation, who have thrown the lariat
in southwestern arenas on the Fourth
of July celebrations for many years.
A total of $10,000 in prizesc will be
paid out tonight and tomorrow.
EL PASO, Tex., July 5. Shortening
of the daily drill period of all soldiers
in the border district and New Mexico
sub-district was announced today at
military headquarters. Daily drills are
to end at 11:30 a- m., the afternoon be
ing devoted to recreation and sports.
This regime will continue during the
remainder of the summer. It is ex
pected similar orders soon will be is
sued for the Arizona sub-district. -
LONG BEACH, July 5. Maurice
McLoughlin and Thomas Bundy, for
mer national doubles tennis cham
pions, defeated Claude Wayne and Nat
Browne, former national clay court
champions, today in the final match
of the Pacific coast doubles tourna
ment and won the right to represent
the Pacific coast at the national cham
pionship tournament to be held in Bos
ton next month.
CLEVELAND, July 5. The uncer
tainty as to the number of times Jess
Willard was knocked down by Jack
Dempsey in the first round of the
championship contest at Toledo on
July 4 was settled tonight when the
first screening of the fight picture
film registered five clean knockdowns
by Dempsey. .
WASHINGTON, July 5. Subscrip
tions of $326,468,000 to the series of
treasury certificates July 1 and matur
ing September 15 were announced to
day by Secretary Glass, making a total
of J852.606.000 in certificates maturing
on the next installment payment date
lor iiie- sad eceas profit Ui
a mm
Official Carranza Orgaii
Suggests "Purchase" ot
Papers to Float Propagan
da in This Country Ad
vantage Could Be Taken
of Political Division
Republican A. P. LeasdWire
WASHINGTON, July S Reported
attempts by the Mexican government
to purchase the support of American
newspapers for spreading Mexican
propaganda, in connection with recent
defense of Mexican policy toward
American oil operators, issued by Gen
eral Candido Aguilar. son-in-law of
President Carranza, have been called
to the attention of the state depart
ment. TJue situation is being watched
by officials here. The Monterey, Mex
ico organ of the Carranza administra
tion, first to call public attention to it,
said in duscussing the advisability of
a propaganda program in the United
"Oar chancellory should know all
the details of this grave question,
should sound all opinions and direct an
active press campaign in the United
States; this last is of the most im
portance. No one thousand or one
hundred thousand, but a million pesos,
if it is necessary, should be spent in
purchasing Yankee newspapers (there
are those who will not refuse the busi
ness) so that they will defend us and in
subsidizing writers of some prestige
who will translate the arguments
which our own chancellory will give
them. It is necessary to prepare in
the very bosom of the United States
a great part of public opinion in our
favor, taking advantage in order to
do this of the political divisions be
tween democrats and republicans."
General Aguilar, just before he sailed
from Europe said that "the only order
issued has been that the Mexican law
be enforced." -
It was pointed out here that General
Aguilar must have referred to Article
27 of the Mexican constitution and
the decrees of President Carranza to
make effective that law. lai official
circles it was said this law declared:
"In the nation is vested legal owner
ship of petroleum," and only Mexicans
by birth or naturalization have the
right to acquire ownership in lands or
to obtain franchises to develop mineral
fuels in the republic of Mexico."
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, July 5. The actual
condition of clearing house banks and
trust companies for the week (five
days) shows that they hold $6,433,700
reserve in excess of legal require
ments. This is a decrease of $57,643,
430 from last week.
With peace a reality the financial
community settled down this week to
more earnest consideration cf the im
portant role which the United States
must inevitably play in the great era
of reconstruction and expansion.
That this country's finished indus
trial products are to figure actively ir,
immediate rebuilding o the devastated
sections of Europe was shown by the
placing of orders and contracts run
ning into hundreds of millions of dol
lars. Quite apart from this condition lead
ing domestic mills are reported to be
running at 23 per cent increased pro
duction over June and fully 50 per cent
increase over the preceding month.
Continued demand for principal
commodities was seen in the main
tenance of prices, but the markets as
a whole were quieter because of the
holidays and the approaching new fis
cal year.
xne siock market itself was onlv
temporarily affected by the with
drawal of funds to meet July 1 inter
est and dividend payments, call loans
falling back to normal after having
again soared to 15 per cent. Little in
vestment buying followed the release
of mid-year money, but speculative
shares made up the better part of their
recent set-back and in several im
portant cases new high records were
Further proof of the country's abso
lute supremacy as to the world's out
standing creditor nation was furnished
by additional heavy exports of gold and
the Erratic course of foreign ex
change, the rate on London falling al
most to the lowest quotations in four
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PARRSBORO, N. S-, July 5. Badlj
damaged while making a forced land
ing early this morning, the Handley
Page biplane which started from Har
bor Grace, N. F., for Mineola, N. Y
yesterday, under command of Vice Ad
miral Mark Kerr, stood on her nose at
the edge of the Parrsboro race track
tonight, incapable of resuming her
flight. The huge bomber cruised back
and forth over the town from 2 a. m
until daybreak before coming down foe
the purpose of making repairs to het
engines. Her pilot tried to land on the
race track but the machine overrae
the track, struck a wire fence, punc
turing a tire and crashed into a tree
The impact with the tree stood tht
machine on end, wrenching off
wheel, wrecking the pilot house an$
slightly damaging her right wing., Ne
member of the crew was injured. . J
Admiral Kerr and his crew of thre
were shaken un but none, was aor-il
ously injured.
HALIFAX, N.' S., July 5. The gianT
(landley-Page biplane Atlantic, under
he command of Vice Admiral Kerr,
left Harbor Grace,, NJj"., veterditv en
.oute to . orK ui, Atu&uc Ciy.

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