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THE ARIZONA REPUBIJC
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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
THIRTY-SECOND YEAR
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1921
20 PAGES
VOL. XXXII, NO. 16
20 PAGES
HIKE D
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FEDERAL
TTh Tt n THno
FOR
riAVAL MEJVSURE
T.1EETS STRONG
OPPOSITION IN
SENATE DEBATE
Little Progress Made In
First Consideration of
Bill Disarmament Ad-
. vocates Promise Fight
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 12. The
lta:f-bi!lion dollar naval appropria
tion bUl was taken up today in the
senate or.ly to encounter immediate
opposition from disarmament advo-
Shortly aft it reading the naval af
fairs committee's amendments had
smarted, the first rumblings of the
eminent fight were heard. The first
amendment slightly increasing ap
propriations of the house bill were
irvortr(i without discussion but when
the amendment was reached to in
crease the sum for recruiting by a
EiH'iion dollars. Senator Borah, re
ixihllran, of Idaho asked that it be
passed over until the senate takes
j the question- of naval personnel.
Progress Frequently Blocked
- This request was repeated time af
ire time with the result that when
te day ended practically all of the
major committee increases in . the
first half of the bill had been passed
over. These included the appropria
tions for the Key West. Fla., subma
rine base. San Diega, Cal., naval hos
Mtal project, Guam submarine and
strove r -bases, and Sand Point,
-V ashington. air station. Kan Pedro,
"CL. submarine base, and the Ala
uda. Cal- supply base.
Senator Borah, before asking- that
the Alameda project be passed over
cntil later when he announced he
wished to discuss them, made a point
f f order authorizing the secretary to
accept for naval purposes at Alame
da. Los Angeles. Camp Kearney, Cal..
snd In King county. Washington. The
ice president, however, over-ruled
Ms contention that the provision, was
general legislation.
Senator King, democrat, of Utah
tta ked the bill, : contending that
iroTstlnaation of the 1916 building
prucram was a waste of money.
.VThe navy department," he de
' red, has gone into the tomb and
l-g up the naval program of 1915.
We haven't apparently learned any
thing from the war."
Savs Bill Is War-Like
The senator described the bill as a
war-like message from the
States to the nations of the world.
He read a press dispatch saying that
Great Britain, because of the Amer
ican naval bill, had decided to con--trai-t
immediately for the building of
four SS.M'fl-ton vessels of the super
llood type. Many ships now In ser
vice should be scrapped, he asserted,
adding that the Pacific fleet was
made up of obsolete "hulks."
Predicting there would be a "re
sistless tide' In favor of world peace
ard a' universal demand that the
United Slates assume the leadership
la a movement. Senator King de
clared that the decision of congress
un naval appropriations would de
mand, -whether the Vnited States is
to be a peaceful or an aggressive na
tion." At this moment when we are con
sidering the appropriation of $."00,
OOO.ftOfl of the country's money." Sen
ator Borah interjected, "and the es
tablishment of a policy which means
billions more, there are seven sen
ators in the chamber."
Big Field To' Play
In Annual Tennis
Tourney at Bisbee
Urge Government Control of ,
Shipping for Life of Strike
(Republican Associated. Press Leased Wire)
NEW YORK. May 12 Winthrop L. Marvin, secretary of the Amer
ican Steamship Owners' association, announced today that the Pacific
coast operators had telegraphed Secretary of Commerce Hoover and
Admiral Benson of the shipping board urging them to request President
Harding to declare that a national emergency existed In. the nation wide
shipping slrike.
The telegram recommended that the government take over the
manning of vessels if the strikers refused to return to work within 48
hours.
Mr. Marvin said his association had no Information as to who
signed the telegram and added that no similar action was contem
plated by ship owners.
II. H. Raymond, president of the American Steamship Owners' as
sociation, characterized a3 a malicious invention the statement of An
drew Kuruseth, made yesterday in Washington, that the stand taken by
the shipping board and the steamship owners in the wage dispute was
part of an international plot to destroy American shipping.
"The accusations," he said, "means that the shipping board is be
traying the country, and that American shipping companies are pro
posing to destroy their own property. Stated in this way It is easy
to recognize how preposterous it is."
Today was pronounced by Mr. Marvin to be the owners' best since
the strike began, while B. L. Todd, for the engineers, asserted that
the situation was decidedly bright for the unions.
Sailings reported today included nine American ships of which one
company, the United States lines, claimed to have sailed five. Among
the latter was the steamer Mount Clay, a 12,000 ton former German
ship,' with passengers and cargo for Hamburg.
ALLEGED MURDERER
OF FOUR HUSBANDS
HELD AT HONOLULU
DOCTOR
ITS
N E N 0
TO RETAIN BEER
AS A MEDICINE
QAZOLINE TAKES
2-Cf.N? ; DROP ON
SEABOARD TODAY
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12.
A reduction of two cents a gallon
in the market price of gasoline
and of 25 cents a barrel for fuel
oil, effective tomorrow, was an
nounced tonight by the Standard .
Oil company of California. The
field price the company will pay
for all grades of .crude oil also
will be reduced 25 cents a barrel.
Present prices of gasoline in
San Francisco are 25 cents a gal
lon, wholesale, and 27 cents re
tail, while fuel oil is $2 a barrel.
Guerilla Warfare Threatens
4 Cities Situation Beyond
Control Of Local Officers
SAY NEW PARTY
OFFERS REMEDY
FOB
ALL ILLS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BISBEE. Ariz.. May 12. With 60
p'ayers from Texas. Sonora. Mexico,
and Arizona entered, the state cham
pionship tennis tournament will open
hre tomorrow. Among the players
uo re here for the opening games
ere X. A. Ferguson El Paso, border
nates champion: George A. Judson.
rt.oenlx. runner-up for the border
championship last year: Coggins.
state high school title holder: Lor
raine I.eppla. of the University of
Arizona, and many others who have
L;gh ratings in tennis in the South-v-ft.
. Entries in the tournament are di
vided as follows: Douglas. 13: Bis
le. 13: University of Arizona, 2:
Tucson, 4; F".l Paso. 4; Morenci and
iift"ii! 3. nd several each from
Tlioonix. and Xacozari and Cananea,
ronnra.
- The entry list, according to offi
rla's of the local country cluh. is the
largest of any tournament ever held
Ir. Aii zona.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, May 12. The national
executive committee of the Farmer-
Labor party after a three-day session
made public a statement today de
claring that there was no difference
between the Republican and Demo
cratic parties and that the only.
"peaceable remedy for the workers Is
to supplement the efforts of the trade
unioi. farmer organizations and co
operative societies ' by independent
political action through the Farmer
Labor party.
"President Harding made his cam
paign on the issue of opposition to
Presdent Wilson s league or nations,
United I the statement said. "He is now in the
act of embroiling the United States
again in the intrigues of the un
principled plotters of Europe."
The statement also assailed the
Esch-Cummins law and declared that
"the Republican administration, how
ever, finds this measure not suf
ficiently oppressive of labor and is
about to amend it to abolish the rail
road labor board."
"President Harding's administra
tion," the statement continued, "is
said also to be about to abolish the
federal trade commission which ex
posed the . lawlessness of the beef
trust and stimulated the popular de
mand for federal control of the meat
packing industry.
"The courts, likewise, continue
their humble service for Wall street
and their stony indifference to the
welfare of the workers. The United
States supreme court has destroyed
the protection for labor which was
contained in the Clayton act, has
served wealth by whitewashing the
election of Senator Newberry of
Michigan, and prevented the use of
the Lever act to punish profiteers, al
though it was liberally used to lash
labor.
"The United States court of appeals
at Minneapolis has declared invalid
North Dakota's grain grading law for
the protection of farmers. The only
peaceable remedy is by independent
political action through the Farmer
Labor party."
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Theft of Diamond Leads
To Arrest; May Be Held
For Killing of Others,
Officers Intimate
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
HONOLULU, May 12. Mrs. Paul
Vincent Southard, also known . as
Mrs. 4Lyra E. Meyer, was held by the
police here today on orders from Los
Angeles in connection with the death
of four of her husbands, a brother-in-law,
and a child of one of the men
she married.
Paul Southard, whom she married
in Los Angeles last November, told
the police here she tried to get him
to take out $10,000 worth of life in
surance. Southard Is a petty officer
on the U. S. S. Monterey, stationed
at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Insurance
of which she was the beneficiary,
was carried on the lives of all t ha
four men whose deaths are being In
vestigated. Mrs. Southard, according to the
police, has agreed to return without
extradition papers. Papers for ex
tradition are being prepared,
GOVERNOR WILL
ESTABLISH ORDER
AUSTIN. Tex-., May 12. If local
authorities will not or cannot enforce
obedience to the law at Galveston,
Governor Xeff will "take such steps
as seem wise to establish a govern
ment on Galveston island," the gov
ernor said today in a telegram to
Mayor A. C. Sappington of that city.
SHOT BY U. S. SENTRY
JUAREZ. Mex.. May 12. Guiller-
'mo Madrid. 45 years old, is in the
municipal hospital here with a bul
let wound which, surgeons believe.
. To Be Tried in Idaho
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 1
Lyda Meyer, charged with the
murder of her fourth husband. Ed
ward F. Meyer, at Twin Falls, Idaho,
September 7, 1920, was trested at
Honolulu today, according to a dis
patch received by the Salt Lake Tel
egram. V. H. Ormsby, deputy sher
iff of Twin Falls, at present In Los
Angeles, said he was awaiting ex
tradition papers being prepared at
Twin Falls to bring her back to
Idaho for trial. The deputy sheriff
also informed- the paper that Mrs.
Meyer married Vincent Southard of
the U. S. S. Chicago, November 20,
last.
Prosecuting Attorney Frank L.
Stephan of Twin Falls county, Idaho,
said f Mrs. Southard's matrimonial
record was being investigated for the
purpose of determining the causes
and fixing the responsibility for the
deaths of three other former hus
bands, an infant child by Robert
Dooley, her first husband, and Dool
ey's brother, Edward-.
Insurance in which Mrs. Southard
was the beneficiary was carried on
the lives of all five men, Stephan
said, and of which she is Baid to
have collected $9,500. Mrs. South
ard, who is 28 years old, worked for
a while as a waitress at Twin Falls
after Meyer's death.
Her Matrimonial Record
Mrs. Southard's matrimonial his
tory and tlie dates of her husbands'
deaths as given out by the author
ities follow:
Married Robert C. Dooley. Idaho
farmer, at Twin Falls, March 17, 1912.
He died in Twin Falls hospital Oc
tober 1, 1913, typhoid being assigned
as the cause.
Married William G. McIIaffie,
Tw in Falls waiter, at T vin Falls, in
June. 1917. He died at Hardin. Mont.,
October 22, 1918; death reported to
nave been from influenza and diph
theria. Married Harlan C. Lewis, auto
mobile mechanic of Billings. Mont.,
at Denver, Colo.. March 10, 1919. He
died at Billings on July 6, 1919;
cause of death reported as gastro
enteritis. Married Edward F. Meyer, foreman
Blue Lakes ranch. Twin Falls coun-
Plan To Clamp Down Dry
Lid Finds Little Opposi
tion From Wets Drys
Turn Out Strong
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 12. Signs
of the days when the drys were batt
ling to bury John Barleycorn were
re-enacted today before the house ju
diciary committee, except that few
friends of John's family appeared to
protest against Chairman v olstead's
plan to cut off, even for medicinal!
purposes, the heritage of beer. "
Many Drys Appear
Plenty of drys were on hand and
Dr. J. P. Davin of New York, who
pleaded for the use of beer as medi
cine, was given none too cordial
treatment. In fact, he was roughly
handled by Volstead, who challenged
the physician's ability to "explain
anything" and on another occasion
declared the witness was using "a
conglomeration of words that mean
nothing." ,
Outstanding in the testimony was
the statement by Oliver T. Remmers,
counsel for the Anheuser-Busch com
pany of St. Louis, that the firm's
policy was for beer for all, or beer
for none." He requested an inves
tigation of "favoritism and failure"
in the dry law enforcement and de
clared that the firm stood four square
for law enforcement, although Una!
terably opposed to prohibition.
Dry leaders said there were many
leaks in the stocks of liquors and
urged the committee to make the
V olstead law airtight. Dr. Davin,
however, resented the move by Mr.
Volstead to "dictate to physicians"
what they shall or shall not prescribe
and urged the committee to await
consideration of the bill by the Amer
lean Medical association next month.
Volstead Insulted
Mr. Volstead sought to establish
why it was possible for-, physicians
to make medical beer by nsijjg cereal
beverages and alcohol. j-te.asKeu Dr.
Davin several questions along' this
line, none of which apparently was
answered to the satisfaction of the
committee . chairman, who finally
blurted. Look here, you re trying
to evade every question I ask. Tell
us what you know, if you know so
much."
The witness again attempted an
explanation but was interrupted by
Mr. Volstead who inquired why cert
eal beverages were not as good for
the invalid as beer with a kick.
"Ah, that's the point," replied the
witness. "Near beer is just ' like
near-statesmanship. It can't accom
plish any noticeable result."
"I don't think you know what you
are talking about. returned th
chairman, "nor do I think your in
sults will get far with the commit
tee."
Several committee members evinc
ed interest in the kind of diseases
for which the witness said he would
prescribe beer. Most of them, how
ever, were said by the witness to
yield s'owly to curative treatments.
Some were curable only in exception
al cases, he added.
Dry Law Unpopular
E. V. Claypool, superintendent of
the Rhode Island Anti-Saloon league.
declared that the Volstead law was
unpopular in his state.
Asked if the law was being en
forced as well there as in other sec
tions, he said:
"Yes, the draft act also was en
forced throughout the United States,
but, nevertheless. Bergdoll is in Ger
many and Edsel Ford did not go."
Officials of the American Drug
Manufacturers' associations were be
fore the committee to discuss tech
nical provisions of the bill. Thje as
sociation was represented by -spokesmen
as favoring the prohibition of
beer but as objecting to some of the
provisions appertaining to their lines
of industry.
Several expressed fear that if the
prescribing of beer was permitted.
drug establishments would be trans
formed into mere dispensers of beer
and that the change would lower the
ethical standard of the business.
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ALSO EFFECTIVE IN l A.
LOS ANGELES, May 12. The
Standard Oil company announced
today that it would reduce the
price of gasoline 2 cents a gallon
here tomorrow, from 27 cent to
25 cents. Other companies said
they probably would make simi
lar reductions.
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LABOR TO FIGR
T
BILL CREATING
WELFARE DEP'T
LOOSE TRAIL!
BER6D0LL6OLD
IN KITCHEN OF
SLACKER'S HOME
Measure Would Rob De
partment of Labor of Its
Functions, G o m p e r s
oays in statement
(Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CINCINNATI, May 12 The exec
utive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor today entered the fight
to prevent the passage of the bill
before congress to create a depart
ment of public welfare.
President Samuel Gompers. in ac
cordance with instructions from the
council, telegraphed Senator Kenyon
chairman of the senate committee on
education, a protest against creation
of the new department and asked that
representatives of the federation be
afforded an opportunity to appear
before the committee.
Hope to Retain Power
- "We most, solemnly protest." said
the message, "against the enactmen
of -any measure that would weaken
or take from the department, of la
bor any functions given that depart
ment or weaken the power of the de
partment.
Mr. Gompers, in a statement, said
that the council was protesting
against the "parsiminous policy o
congress toward the department o
labor and its attempt to starve that
department out of existence."
"We have been nearly .thirty years
trying to establish this department,"
he added, 'ibut now certain interests
are attempting to weaken and de
stroy our cherished work. The ene
mies of organized labor would like
to ruin the labor deptirtment by dis
membering it under the guise of cre
ating a department of welfare."
The executive council today com
pleted its legislative hearing and
made plans to oppose anti-labor leg
islation in the state.
The high cost of living was also
discussed and the council recom
mended that the system of basing
wages on the cost of living be dis
couraged, as the workers are entitled
to more than a wage that gives them
a decent living.
Condemns Soviet Regime
A tentative declaration on the at
titude of the federation toward the
soviet government of Russia was read
but action was delayed until tomor
row. The declaration condemns the sovi
et regime in Russia and contends that
the American trades union movement
must not give aid or support to the
Bolsheviki.
The report asserted that the soviet
is not representative of the people
of Russia, but it ws the rule of a
minority by the aid of a military dic
tatorship. The Bolsheviki leaders, it
was charged, are attempting to de
stroy the organized labor movement
throughout the world and establish
a form of communist organization.
The Socialist party js censored for
its alleged tendency to support com
munistic propaganda and agitation In
this country. Unless the party takes
a stand against communists and radi
cal elements. It was stated the fed
eration will be inclined to regard it
New Jersey Judges Denied
He Had Been Employed
To Defend Bergdoll
Probe Continued Today
will necessitate the amputation of his ty, Idaho, at Pocatello. Idaho, on An
right arm. Madrid tonight attempt
ed to cross a railroad bridge to El
Paso. Challenged by an American
sentrv. the man flew toward the
Mexican side. A bullet from the!
soldier's rifle brought him down as
he leaped from the bridge.
-RAIL EARNINGS SHOW
SURPLUS FOR MARCH;
FIRST SINCE JANUARY
Republican A. P. Leased Wire j association figures. The itnprove-
May 12. -Set' mcni., Ill's nlillclIlcllL saiu, w rt uur
. , , ., i principally to a marked reduction in
rf It.ulway
made to the
-ommission.
gust 10, 1920. He died at Twin Falls
hospital September 7, 1920. Autop
sy revealed traces of poison.
In two more cases the prosecut
ing attorney said Mrs. Southard fail
ed to collect insurance on her hus
bands' lives. The policy on McIIaf
fie's life he said was allowed to lapse
Meyer, the fourth husband, carried
$10. 000. insurance, which was increas-
ed $2,000 shortly before his death, but ;
no attempt was made to collect it. j
Not long after the first marraige, ;
prosecuting attorney Stephan said, j
the Dooley brothers jointly assumed
an insurance policy on their lives for;
$2,000. naming Mrs. Dooley as the j
beneficiary. This was in addition to ,
j the $2,500 carried by the husband. j
j Edward Dooly died August 9. :
! 1915, after an illness of ten days and
i the insurance was paid to the stir- I
, viving Dooley and his wife. On Oc- !
j tober 1, 191.1, Robert C. Dooley died ;
! and the insurance on his life was;
DEPORT PROMINENT
PERUVIANS
LIMA, Peru. May 12. A score of
persons prominent in Peruvian po
litical life, including Gen. Oscar Be
navides, former president of the re
public, were deported from l-eru. to
day on the Peruvian liner Paila, ac
cording to the newspapers. General
Penavides was taken into custody
last week for alleged complicity in a
revolutionary plot. The reported des
tination of the Paita is Sy.dney, Australia.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 12. The trail
for the buried gold of Grover Berg
doll, draft dodger, which a house in
vestigating committee is trying to
pick up, ended today in the kitchen
of the Bergdoll home at Philadelphia.
where it was last seen by the man
who had taken it there from the
United States treasury. .
James E. Romig. former police
magistrate of Philadelphia, who came
here with the slacker's mother in
1919 to get the gold and from whom
the committee had hoped to learn
something of its alleged burial place,
declared he never set eyes on it after
it had been dumped on the kitchen
floor,
Aged Witness Adds Sparkle
The serious sessions of the commit
tee were upset frequently by Romig,
who is 70 years old, and is awaiting
sentence on conviction of aiding
Bergdoll to escape. Always in a
laughing mood, Romig added a con
stant touch of levity.
He was called after former Judge
John W. escott of Xew Jersey had
reiterated that there was not a word
of truth in reports that he had been
employed as one of Bergdoli's law
yers.
Two of the judge's sons, both law
yers, and two other lawyers associat
ed with him, testified to the same
effect. t
John H. Sherburne, counsel for the
committee, had not brought the Ro
mig story up to the point where Berg
doll slipped through a bathroom and
started for Germany when the hear
ing was adjourned until tomorrow.
There was a roar of laughter when
the witness was asked If Bergdoll had
told him to go see Harry Thaw and
get Thaw's advice as to the best
alienists to engage in proceedings in
volving his sanity.
"Nothing to that, the old man an
swered. "I did look around and ask
people and they told me Thaw's doc
tors were all right."
Carried Gold in Stocking
Telling of his troubles with treas
ury officials who tried, he said. "to.
stall him off," Romig said he first
saw a part of the gold certificates
which were exchanged for gold at
Mrs. Bergdoli's home. The mother
accompanied him to Washington.
. "Where did she carry it" he said
repeating a question. "Why she had
most of it in her stockings."
When Grover first started to tell
him about the buried gold, Romig as
serted he had refused to listen.
Pressed for a more explicit reason, he
said It was none of his business.
"Why," he was asked.
"Well, it's a hard thing to tell
what's in my mind," and Romig
Joined in the laughter
Asked about the stop-over at the
Bergdoll home, in the custody of two
sergeants, from whom the prisoner
escaped. Romig said that the gin,
about which there has been much tes
timony, suddenly appeared in the pool
room as if by magic. He denied he
had taken It there, adding that he
"would not have carried it that far."
Strikers of Mingo County Field Fire
Indiscriminately From Mountain
sides; Prohibition Officer Killed and
Two Others Seriously Wounded
(Republican A. P. Lmd Wire)
CHARLESTON, W. V., May 12. Governor Mor
gan tonight responded to the request of county officials
of Mingo county and asked the war department for
federal troops to restore order insMingo county.
County officials of Mingo, in requesting Governor
Morgan to ask for troops, said that they were unable
to cope with the situation.
A statement from the governor's office tonight de
clared that "the greater amount of the firing came
irom tne KentucKy side," adding that reports to the
state's chief executive were to the effect that two men
had been killed. .
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Mav 12. Federal troons t
Camp Sherman, Ohio, are being held readv to denart
for Mingo county, W. Va., it was announced tonight
it Fifth army corps headquarters at Fort Harrison, Ind.
Situation Beyond Control
WILLIAMSON, W. Va, May 12
Guerilla warfare was being waged
tonight in the mountains of the strike
regions of the Mingo county coal district.
Beginning soon after daylight this
morning shots were poured from the
mountainside into ilerrimac, Rawl,
Sprig and Matewan, W. V, and Mc
Carr, Ky.
All available state police and dep
uty sheriffs centered in Williamson
were rushed to the scene, but ac
cording to reports, they have been
unable to check the shooting.
Prohibition Officer Slain
Harry C. Staton, state prohibition
officer and merchant at Spring, was
killed, and Noah Phillips and a young
man named Calvert at Merrimac were
seriously wounded during the shoot
ing. Rumors of other killings and
woundings have been received at
headquarters of the state police here.
Tonight, about 20 state policemen
were reported to bfc working their
way over the mountains between
Merrimac and Rawl, seeking to out
flank their hidden foe.
Today's outbreak, the worst since
the Matewan battle of last May 19.
in which 18 persons were killed, had
all the appearance of a pre-arranged
attack, according to accounts of the
fighting.
. The towns under fire are within
seven miles of each other and lie in
a narrow valley on the banks of the
Tug river, which separates w est ir
ginia from. Kentucky. The firing!
came frbm the mountains on both j
sides of the river, according to the
state police. 1
Towns Terrorized
They concentrated, therefore, in
the mountains on the West Virginia
side, while county officials here got
In touch with officials of Pike coun
ty. Kentucky, in an attempt to ob
tain co-operation in routing the at
tacker. Terror reigned in towns in the zone
of firing at niehtfall and it was
learned that the authorities had
failed to apprehend any of the at
tackers. Virtually all lights were ex
tinguished tonight Vid residents kept
close under cover. The state police
were virtually helpless during the
day as the attacking forces in the
mountains were screened by foliage
and boulders, while the police, in or
der to attempt a direct attack, would
have been obliged to cross the open
valley and climb the nigged slopes in
nf the hidden marksmen.
oi t ne
as an enemy of organized labor. The Kl3.meS FllSftl Li3.DOr
Industrial Workers of the V orld re! , " l
condemned as one of the organiza- I f f V YlCfYt
tions which, with the communist jWOla i - a 1 o
party, are attempting to destroy or-1
10 o'clock were that the firing on
Sprig, Matewan and Merrimac had,,
died down, but was continuing froiu''
the vicinity of McCarr. Captain
Brockiis scattered his 40 men among
the towns on the Went Virgiiia side
and said he would do nothing fur
ther until morning.
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Thousands Visit
Sick .Soldiers At
Whipple Barracks
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
FRESCOTT, Ariz., May 12. Thou
sands of persons today visited Whip
ple barracks here in observance of
"National Hospital day." The day
had been proclaimed a holiday in
Prescott. Flowers enough to permit
a large number to be placed in every
ward were sent by Phoenix women's
clubs and by several hundred women
living in Southern California.-
Today's events were partly in cele
bration of the recently announced in
tention of the government to double -the
capacity of the hospital, already
said to be the- second largest public
health service hospital in the United
States. Twelve new buildings will .
bo erected, making the entire Institu
tion capable of caring for 150O pa
tients. Whipple barracks, devoted exclu-
sively to the treatment of tubercular
cases, now has about 650 patients.
FLASHES
Republican A. P. Leaaed Wire
WOULD GRANT EXTENSION -WASHINGTON,
May 12. Post
ponement of one year on payments
due December 1, by persons on recla
mation projects for partial construc
tion was proposed in a bill intro
duced today by Senator Borah, r-,
publican, of Idaho.
WILL KEEP HANDS OFF
WASHINGTON, May 12. The
United States will refrain from any
discussion of the Silesian question
before the allied supreme council
should that subject be considered, it
was said today. Instructions to Am
bassador Harvey, it was explained,
are to take an active part only in
the considerations of questions in
volving American interests.
Mereeant David Peterson
.rtod'av0 oheht! TO RECOMMENDDEBS' RELEASE
n whTc'S several hundred passengers' WASHINGTON, May IZ-Attorn.y
" . train found themselves when General Daugherty said today that he
WASHINGTON,
railroad operating income tor -"-'"'i tne ...t of operation, caused by the
was J30,M4,UC5, according to a tab-i institution of economics and a re-
..iT-.i hi- the Association : din-tion bv many roads in employes."
Uiaiii'il Ji-" - T..,....l ,.!,... 3' I-..- Tll.-o tw!i. Tho Tr1
j-jXe"U i l v CM llUlll iiJiir uiuicaoru iiai.n; u?4U 1 1 1 1 u i-1 1. c. 1 t'Jr,.iru iv,.,,. , jvi
InU-rMate i.-omnu-rce , t!i- nionln s result, operating reve- ; ey tjaoy uvea to ie inree ot iour
This represents a -- tints in .March were announced as
. ....- . n,iti,.n J nK -.') rln.,1.-.. r.t i.-i , t 1. a
'Oft Of t!IC teriL.ILH- .1 u-w.i.-t- i. i. .... no
unit- r the transportation act ' of 1 per cent from March, 192". and
!-oftase 'f $Ti0. 000,000 from 'operating expenses as .423.477. a
"v r.'i " r-'enue contemplated by ; dec-reuse of 4.8 per cent. The net op
i' .,' ,!,,, a0'-ition said in a ! er'.Mng income was- an increase of
tonight. J-M over -March. 1H2H.
M ircli reports, fur ihe first The western district carriers came;
i- I ,- ,'r. I -e r shuweil a sur- nearest e;crnin in March a return,
i .te't-ii of mote than Vir.a. iiuo of is per cent, their compije.i .reports ! Operatives of the sheriff's office here
icMimc-i in .laTinaiy ana oi -i.-i snow inS mi i f i j i,.- m i.nnn pei
I,,! m ivi i nao . according to the: cent
1
-years old and its death was. reported
' to have been from typhoid fever. An
examination of the ranch house
I where Meyer and his wife lived in
Twin Falls county is said to have re
' vealed a quantity of poison.
Fear Attempt at Suicide
TWIN FALLS. Idaho. May
(Continued on page 2)
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ASK COURTEOUS
TREATMENT FOR
CORRESPONDENTS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 12 A res
olution demanding for American
newspaper correspondents in Ire
land the same courtesy and con
sideration given British newspa
per men in the United States was
introduced today by Representa
tive Dyer of Missouri. He charged
that the Dublin correspondent of
the New York World, who was
"truthfully reporting conditions"
was warned on May 2 by British
authorities to keep out of Ireland
anil that C.enernl Stric kland "rep
rimanded and threatened" Amer
ican newspaper m.-ti in fork the
week of April 2:". ' for honestly re
porting atrocities of British mil
itary rtiie" in thai section.
eanized labor in America. The In
dustrial Workers of the World, it
was charged, is one of the instru
ments being employed in this coun
try by the soviet regime to destroy
labor and overthrow the government.
Much of the data gathered by in
vestigators and trade unionists in
Russia, as well as official soviet doc
uments, has been incorporated in the
report.
o
SEVEN ESCAPES CAUGHT
HOUSTON, Tex., May 12. Thirty
three of the 40 convicts who escaped
! from the state penitentiary at Hunts
; ville today are still at large tonight
although hundreds of armed officers
I and citizens were scouring the coun-
i try within a radius of 75 miles in an
' effort to apprehend them. Seven
i have been recaptured. Posses closed
in on four others just before mid-
night.
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WRONGFULLY ACCUSED
CHICAGO. May 12. The discovery
' that William Sutherland Bacon, the
first man named on the first "slack
1 er (list" released at Fort Sheridan.
! had in reality been a lieut ena m-eol-;
onel and commander of the chemical
: warfare, has practically stopped fur
i ther publication of the list in the lo
; . a! pr ss. Three Chicago newspapers
j announced today that until greater
accuracy is obtained in the lists, puli
1 lication would be refrained from.
Of U. S. Railroads
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 12. During a
Ion? cross-examination before the
interstate commerce committee today.
Julius Kruttschnitt. chairman of the
board of the Southern Pacific, held
firmly to the views he had given in
direct testimony as to the causes of
the financial plightof the railroads.
Expenditures for labor, fixed par
tially or wholly by government action,
are to high and must be reduced, he
reiterated in reply to questions.
Present revenues affected by recent
rate advances are justifiable, he add
ed, and must be sustained.
Arguments and inquiries by sena
tors designed to bring out the views
of the witness as to whether lower
freight rates might bring the roads
more business and Increase profits
out of smaller tolls, met not the
slightest encouragement. In reply to
the suggestion of Senator Townsend
of Michigan that railroads might gain
popular favor by dealing with rate
reductions and wage reductions at the
same time, the witness retorted that
the railroads are almost in the death
throes.
Senator Poindexter. Washington,
said many complaints were being
voiced because of the slowness of ac-ti-n
of the railroad labor board in
deciding complaints and Mr. Krutt
schnitt agreed that this was a dif
ferent factor.
tney reani i.-v ! a,; . o. M.-ri;nn
"Bullets were peppering cm n n . - - . - - Debs." ao-
e mountains. he said. A orm n p d pvinJ . 10-year sen-
,d children creamed and c . d in j the Atlant.Bpenitenti.ry for
would writo personally the recom-
th
an
terror while virtuauj -e., ,-- i f th .,-,. i.w. h.
ger fell to the floors of the co.i. nes ; jt b) .me befr
for protection. 1 don t know hr' recommendations would be comolete
er any shots were aimed at lne because of the facts to be taken into
train." j consideration.
200 in Attacking Party !
Capt. J. Ii.'Urocku?. commander of j B(J WAGE CUT PLANNED
the state police for this district, who, uNioNTOWN, Pa., May 12. No
returned to Williamson tonight, said j tices of a w,ge cut of from 25 to 35
that the shooting had been genera; i pep cent effectjve May 16 and af
from Williamson to McCarr, Ky.. a ; tect:na 25.000 workers in the Con-
distance of about 15 miles, lie esti- , neEvje reqion, was posted today
mated that no less tnan -uu men imu
made up the attacking parties. B"
lets fairly rained from the mountain
side as, he said, some of the at
tackers were using automatic rifles.
These were met by four or five ma
chine guns which the state police
had stationed in the valley.
So heavy was the firing from the
Kentucky side that the state police
replied and just before nightfall, ac
cording to reports, rr'i hidden ner.r
McCarr shouted to their friends
across the river that one of then
number had been killed.
It was also reported to headefuar-
bv the H. C. Frick coke company,
subsidiary of the United States Steel
corporation.
ters here that tne suite . ... y . - it was stated,
sent into the mountains to out.i..nk; '.
the attackers had returned totncyai
they sougnt nain.
LYNCH UNKNOWN NEGRO
LITTLE ROCK, Ark May 12. An
unidentified negro was lynched at
McGenee, last night for alleged par
ticioation in an attempted attack on
J. P. Sims, a railroad blacksmith,
and a young white woman while
they were riding in an automobile
along a country road, according to
advices received tonight. Sims re
ported three negroes stopped his car
and demanded he leave the young
woman. He, opened fire and the trio
lev the men
slipped away.
ra n men w ere ai res, e
police at Sprig and brought If -i
nicht. Captain Brockn
were being held in
th killing of Staten
Reports from the figlitin
d by
si.u tney
til-ection Willi
...lay.
area a
EOMB INJURES 14
DUBLIN. May 12. Fourteen civ
ilians were injured, some seriously,
by the explosion of a bomb thrown
at a lorry loaded with auxiliaries to
night. The explosion created a pan
ic and pedestrians fled from the
street. It is said auxiliaries refrain
ed from firing on the attackers.

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