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ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSJVE JOURNAL
THIRTY-SECOND YEAR
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1921
12 PAGES
VOL. XXXII, NO. 17
12 PAGES
OFFICERS SEE
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CE W
TH 10
TAINEERS
THIRTEEN DEATHS
IN AIR SERVICE
ARE CHARGED TO
MISMANAGEMENT
FORMER LIEUTENANT IN AIR MAIL
SERVICE CITES THIRTEEN SPECIFIC
CASES WHERE INEFFICIENCY WAS
CAUSE OF FATAL ACCIDENTS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, May 13. Specific
charges that thirteen men have been
killed in the air mail service because
of what he termed "gross misman
agement .inefficiency and criminal
negligence" by officials, were made
by Lieutenant C. C. Eversole, in tes
timony presented to the government
today through a federal committee
which has been conducting a secret
investigation of air mail conditions.
Lieutenant Eversole's testimony,
which has extended over several
days, made a statement of more than
100,000 words. He was discharged
from the air mail service Tuesday,
the day after his first testimony was
given before the committee.
Members of the committee today
said they had appealed to 'Washing
ton for his reinstatement.
Included in the evidence were af
fidavits from several pilots and me-
c hanics now in the service, all of
which confirmed Lieutenant Ever
sole's charges, and the mute evidence
of a statement written by Pilot J. P.
Christensen previous to his death in
a fall at Cleveland a-few weeks ago
Christensen is one of the men whose
death Lieutenant Eversole lays to al
leged negligence by air mail offi
cials. The transcript of Eversole's testi
mony referred only . briefly to the
charges made known yesterday that
air mail field officials were drunk
while on duty and staged wild parties
which Inonpaeitated them for duty.
It dealt chieflv with deaths and ac--i
eidents alleged to have been due to
v lnefficiencv by the men in charge
and remedial recommendations.
The thirteen men killed and the
reasons ascribed by Eversole's evi
dence for their deaths, follow:
1. Carl Smith, pilot. Killed in fall
at Eliznbethtown, N. J., said to have
been sent into service with Inef
ficient training and to have been as
signed to a Dellaviland four, of
which he knew nothing.
2. Pilot Stoner. Said to have been
forced to fly in a dense fog against
his judgment and that of other pilots.
Hit a tree at Goshen. Tnd.
3. Pilot Eryan McMullin. Killed in
three days previously- and was or
a fall at Batavia, 111. Had fallen
dered bv nhvslcinns not to fly again
unti completely well. I
4. Pilot Sherlock. Killed when
plane hit smokestack near
Two California
Lads Saved From
Death On Gallows
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 13.
A bill prohibiting capital punish
ment for persons under 18 years
of age was signed by Governor
Stephens today. The bill was
amended in the final hours of the
legislature to place the burden
of proof of age on the defendant.
A reprieve from May 20 to Aug.
19 of the death sentence of Wal
ter Lee Smith, convicted of mur
der in Monterey county and sen
tenced to hang at San Quentin
prison, was granted by the gov
ernor pending further investiga
tion of Smith's assertion that he
is under 18 years of age. Action
under the bill in behalf of Arthur
Owen Davis of Terre Haute. Ind.,
is expected. Young Davis is the
convieted slayer of City Marshal
Reives of Redding, Cal., and has
been sentenced to be hanged.
o
Air Mail Service
Officials Scoff
Eversole Charge
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. May 13
Emphatic denials were made here to
day by high officials of the postof-
fice department and the . air mail
service of the charges reported made
before an Investigating committee in
Chicago that there was inefficiency,
negligence and drunkeness at the air
mail fields.
Charges against the air mail offi
cials, according to Chicago dispatch
es, were made by pilot C. C. Eversole
and P. G. Ricket, a mechanic, for
merly members of the force at the
air mail field near here. Major H. C.
Voll, national superintendent of mail,
who was in Minneapolis today on an
inspection trip, said be had heard
nothing of the Chicago Investigation
until he had read of it in the news
papers. "The charges which thees men are
reported to have made are ridiculous
and without foundation," said Major
Voll. "The rules of the air mail serv
ice do not- permit pilots to make trips
in machines that are unsafe."
UHlTElFSTATES
PERSHING WILL
BECOME ACTUAL
CHIEF OF Air
ON JULY FIRST
FOUR ENLISTED MEN
BLOWN TO DEATH AT
FORT SILL ARSENAL
LAWTON, Okla., May 13. Four enlisted men of
the Seventh ordnance depot detachment at Fort Sill,
"Okla., were instantly killed late today when 500
pounds of black gunpowder, condemned and ordered
destroyed, exploded prematurely. The men literally
were blown to pieces. Search continuing until dark
ness resulted in the finding only of fragments of the
bodies.
The dead are:
Private Luther D. Gee, 21, Snyder, Okla.; Private
James W. Talley, 26, father Charles Talley, Vulcan,
Mo. ; Private David C. Monroe, 20, sister Mrs. Jennie
Morrison, lives at 37 South Second street, Elizabeth,
"N. J.; Royal J. Clark, 20, mother Mrs. Laura Clark,
lives on rural route No. 4, Cedarville, Iowa.
Alleged German
Agent Expelled
From Rhineland
I Republican A. P. Leased Wire
COBLENZ, May 13 The inter
allied commission has ordered
expelled from occupied territory,
Franz Schulenberg, who was ar
rested in the United States dur
ing tha war as an alleged Ger
man agent and charged with im
plication in plots.
SLACKER'S MOTHER
SAYS SHE DID NOT
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
HOLDS BALANCE
IN DISARMAMENT
PLANS, MDNDELL
field at Newark, N. J. Eversole's nfr'i
davit alleged field was too small for
safe landing by type of ship Sherlock
was compelled to fly.
5 and 6. Pilot Max Miller and
Mechanician Pierson: Killed in fall at
Morristown, N. J. Were flying Jun
ker type of German built all metal
monoplane which contained numer
ous gas leaks.
7 and 8. Pilots Stevens and Thom
as: Were forced to fly a plane which
had the same defects as that in which
Miller and Pierson fell and no at
tempt was made to remedy these
defects. They were killed in a fall
In Ohio.
9. 10 and 11. Pilots Rowe. Carrol
and Mechanician Hill: Killed in
Junker plane at Lacrosse. Wis. Evi
dence presented by Kversole. includ
ing affidavits from witnesses of fall,
alleged that false reports as to the
cause of fall were made to Wash
ington. It was charged that a crew
of mechanics all of whom were in
toxicated, overhauled the ship at the
(Continued on page 2)
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PHILADELPHIA, May 13-An at
tending tack upon the military aspirations of
leading nations of the world and a
strong demand for reduction of ar
maments were made today and to
night by one Democratic United
States senator and three Republican
representatives, who spoke before the
twenty-fifth annual meeting of the
American Academy of Political and
Social Science. They differed only in
the methods they advocated to bring
about disarmament.
Senator Thomas J. Walsh. Mon
tana, deplored the military race be
tween the United States, Great Brit
ain and Japan and declared congress
should call a conference of nations
to discuss disarmament. He mildly
criticized President Harding for not
encouraging the adoption of such a
resolution by congress.
Representatives F. W. Mondell of
Wyoming, majority leader in the
house. John Jacob Rogers of Mass
achusetts, and Frederick B. Hicks of
New York, all spoke in favor of lim
itations of armament.
(Continued on page 2)
Republican A. P. Leased Wire j
WASHINGTON, May 13 General j
Pershing will become chief of the ,
general staff and the actual head of I
the army, July 1, Secretary Weeks i
announced today. On that date hej
will relieve Major General Peyton C.
Marsh, the present chief of staff.
In addition to his new duties, Gen.
Pershing will remain head of the
general headquarters or war staff of
the army, a post recently created for
him. He will have as an assistant
chief of the general staff his old
friend and chief of staff In France,
Major General James G. Harbord. who
will relieve Major General William M.
Wright. j
General Pershing wilt be relieved j
of all administrative and detail d-
ties by Gerenal Harbord and will be
free to direct the large aspects of
the military establishment, partic
ularly the organization and training
of the national guard and the organ
ized reserves.
In announcing hi decision. Secre
tary Weeks made it plain that Gen.
Pershing will be the real military
head of the army. He said that the
general would be relieved of adminis
tration work by General Harbord and j
would be "charged with the Organlza- t
tion and training of all the elements!
of the army of the United States, in
cluding the national guard and or
ganized reserve.
General Harbord. Mr. Weeks said,
wfll hae much broader powers than
those formerly exercised by the as
sistant chief of staff.
The plan contemplates that In time
of active military operation. General
Pershing would automatically as
sume active direction of operations
in the field. General Harbord would
similarly move up to the post of
chief of staff and take over direction
of the war department general staff.
Pastor s Appeal Is
Answered By
Bad Check Artist
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
RIVERSIDE, Calif.. May 13
The pastor of a local church
was taking a special collection.
Eighteen dollars in small change
had been received but $2 more
was needed. After repeated plead
ings by the minister a stranger
arose and said:
"If you will cash my check I'll
make "it $20."
The offer was accepted and the
stranger departed with the entire
collection.
That was last Sunday evening.
Today the pastor reported to the
police that the check had been re
turned marked "no funds." The
stranger had disappeared.
A dispatch from San Francis
co, Dec. 26, 1917, said that a
woman designated only as "H"
and said to be prominent in the
German secret service, directed
the activities of Franz Schulen
berg, arrested as a spy and held
on a presidential warrant. Schu
lenberg was said to have been ac
tive in plana to destroy bridges
and public buildings in Canada
and vessels and warehouses at
Pacific ports.
KIM
FAVORS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 13. Not one
dollar of the $105,000 gold obtained
from the treasury was put in a pot
for burial in the mountains, Mrs.
Emma C. Bergdoll of Philadelphia
testified today before a house com
mittee investigating the escape of
Grover C. Bergdoll, her slacker son.
Again picking up the trail of the
treasure, the committee found it and i bltlon
j then lost it. for Mrs. Bergdoll frankly
j declared that she had buried it sorrie
I where around Philadelphia, that ro
j body else knew the spot, and that it
' was just where she placed it nearly
! two years ago. The Iraft dodger's
mother was positive in the statement
i she never took It to Hagerstown,
! Md., where It was supposed to be.
I Mrs. Bergdoll declared ' that doc
j tors, lawyers and others had cost her
j upwards of 130,000 since her eon's e
i cape.
BETTER LAW TO
CRECKILLECAL
LIQUOR
TO C
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 13. A seri
ous problem confronts federal prohl
enforcement officials in the
prevention of sales of alcohol, osten
sibly for medicinal and industrial
purposes, which later are diverted In
to illicit channels. Prohibition Com
missioner Kramer told the house ju
diciary committee today. The com
missioner appearing at the commit
tee's request to discuss the new Vol
stead anti-beer bill, declared that
federal agents have established
something like good control over the
illegal whiskey traffic, but that the
TERRORIZED WOMEN AN
CHILDREN SEEK SHELTER
N CELLARS AS BULLETS
HAIL ON NEARBY TOWNS
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS REFUSE TO
ACCEPT TRUCE UNLESS FORCE ON
KENTUCKY SIDE OF RIVER ALSO
AGREES TO STOP FIRING
(Bulletin)
WILLIAMSON, W. Vt, May 13 An emissary
of the state forces taking part in the battle which
has raged for days in the Mingo mountains along
the Tug river, late tonight approached the strong
hold of a leader of the mountaineers under a flag
of truce and asked that the mountain .men cease
firing into villages in this region. This information
was received here tonight from Chief Deputy
Sheriff John Hall, who sent one of his men into the
hills to confer with the attacking party.
Hall reported to Sheriff A. C. Pinson that his -emissary,
carrying a piece of white muslin on a
stick reached the party of men who were raining
bullets into a nearby town. The mountaineers re
spected the white flag and when the deputy made
known his mission of peace, according to Hall, a
leader of the forces opposed to the state officers
replied that the hill men would accept a truce only
when the firing from the Kentucky side of the river
had ceased.
new task was rapidly developing Into
Answering an appeal for help. Mrs. i one of magnitude.
i Bergdoll declared that less than a! Mr. Kramer said the law which Mr.
I week ago she had sent Grover, who Volstead has proposed to supplement
i is in Germany, $10,000.
intention
John H.
UNION LABOR IN
T
TINCHER BILL TO REGULATE
- GRAIN EXCHANGES PASSES IN
SENATE; MAI CLOSE BOARDS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire from business and close their market
. cjjjINGTON. May 13. The ; places rather than submit to the in-
, " fo reeulyte dealings in j tolerable, unfair and arbitrary feat-
futures was p issed today by ! Ures of this bill. The exchanges
1 . - , r tbe senate
STATES
IS OPPOSED TO
SOVIETREGIME
GEORGE INSISTS
POLES RESPECT
TREATY OR EKE
ERLIN RELEASE
about
Shtr-
the i
. , 1- - ..Till
ine n.. u. .. ,,..
- The vote was -w i
ure W designed to abolish the
Tn grain markets of "puts and tall
unV' and "downs " and "indemnities
v Pfevv?ne a tax of 20 cents a bushel :
on such transactions. A similar tax j
on sum for future I
demer .naSi oul-l.le of -contract
irketo" be designated by the
dietary of agriculture, except when
?ne seller is the actual possessor of
the grain.
...,.r-n BOARD MAY CLOSE
rn CAC.O. May 13-The Chicago
CHItAw. .rirt s greatest
withdraw irom
prain rKelp icher bill to resu
, business if A' , T,,turos which
r-.nard of
io in era in
late M""T; fl v DV the lower house
BS passed today b
f)f congi"" '"-dpnt 0f the board.
R ,rldTn f-tat "ment tonight,
dec'ared in a , h .,tlK,r.
-While I lo .not i exc,.iuine the
ity for any PXLliJ ,he state
Chicago r-ira i deliberate judg
ment said it changes of the
tn'-nt tnai n" ,,lr,,riiv withdraw
, VII
ures of this hill. The exchanges do
no; protest regulation ana it ma-re be
of evil in their business, they have
no objection to legislation if they
themselves fail to eradicate such evil.
''The Tincher bill, as originally
drafted, met with the approval of
representatives of the farmers, mill
ers, country and terminal grain deal
ers and the grain exchanges of the
United Slates. This favorable ex
pression was predicated upon the
theiry that the bill would be present
ed to congress with certain amend
ments which were accepted by the
author of the bill as well as the
house agricultural committee.
"Following hearings the secretary
of af-'ieulture prevailed upon tne
committee to redraft the pending bill
sf- as to delegate arbitrary powers
without parallel in the history of
legislation in this country.
"With this bureaucratic and un
democratic principle of government
added to the bill, it was presented to
the lower branch of congress and, ac
cording to press reports, the members
of that body were advised that the
iC'untinued on ua&e ;:
Republican A. P. Leased Wire!
CINCINNATI. May 13 Organized
labor in the United States must not
take any action which would be con
strued as an assistance to or ap
proval of the soviet government of
Russia, the executive councillor the
American Federation of Babor
warned in its annual report, which
was completed here today.
The council in a lengthy declara
tion, which will be presented to the 1 waf
annual convention in Denver, con-1
demns the soviet government as not i
being representative of the Russian!
people and declares it to be antaso- j
nistic to the union labor movement.;
The report, it is understood, criti-j
ci7es the socialist party for its al-.
leeed support of the communists and
other radical elements in this conn-,
try. The I. TV'. TV. are nlso con-j
' demned as being one of the agencies;
; being used hy the soviet reqime to:
I destroy organized labor in this conn- '
trv and overthrow the government. i
The council, it was learned, i-ecom- j
mended the use of publicity to stop
profiteering and bring prices down
to a normal level.
The non-partisan program of the
federation during the last year is de
clared to have been a success In the
council's report, which recommends
that this work he continued.
The membership report of the fed
eration, it is understood, will show
a lrge increase during the vp.tr of
1920. brinsrin? the total membership
i to near 4,500.010.
j "We have dealt with the very hts
; problem? and issues faring orennized
labor," said President Samuel Oom
pers of the federation in a statement
tonight. "Our report is most com
plete. "We sincerely hope tha It will
receive a cordial reeepton by the
delegates at the annual convention."
Mr. Oorrners declined to discoss
the contents of the report of the
council's recommendation
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON. May 13. Great Britain
will not accept as a fact accomplish
ed the seizure and holding bv insur
gent Poles under the leadership of
Adalbert Korfanty of portions of Up- j
per Silesia.
This was made plain In the house
of commons today by Premier Lloyd
George, who emphatically declared
the invasion was in defiance of the
treaty of Versailles. Either the al
lies should insist on the treaty being
respected, the premier said, or they
ought to allow Germany to do so.
"Not merely to disarm Germany,
but to say that such troops as she
has are not to be permitted to take
part in restoring order that is not
fair," he added.
I It would be discreditable and not
I worthy of the honor of any land, and
! he asserted, "I am perfectly certain
that it will not be the attitude the
allies will take."
Mr. Lloyd George said it was of
supreme interest that the allies
should see that the treaty was re
spected. For the moment overwhelm
ing force was on the side of the al
lies and Germany must submit to
them, but the future was dark and
uncertain. He predicted that force
would count less and less with the
treaty of Versailles and the honor
of Germany to her bond would count
more.
Poland, he said, was the last coun
try in Kurope which should complain
about the treaty. She did not win
her liberty. It was given her by
Italy, Great Britain and France. He
charged that the Poles during thf
had been divided half of them
lighting with the Germans.
"They fell in German uniforms."
the premier dramatically exclaimed,
"and shot down Frenchmen. British
and Italians, who were fighting for
their freedom."
o
'What is Grovei-s
staying in Germany?
buroe, counsel for "
asked, and Mrs.
sparkled.
"As soon as the armistice
signed he Is coming home," and
laughter infuriated her.
"TV el, there are thousands of other
slackers, and they never mention
anybody's boy but mine," she cried.
"There are plenty of them In Phila
delphia nearer home than Ger
many." Asked how much Grover was
worth. Mrs. Bergdoll made a me-ital
calculation aud answered, "Half a
million."
There was some questioning a to
whether he ownM any Liberty bonds,
and 'on her answer In the negative, a
member said:
"Do you own any?"
"Yes, but I didn't buy any. I got a
couple of fifties the other day in a
trade for a house."
In giving a detailed account of two
trips to Washington for the gold and
returning with it to Philadelphia,
while James K. Romlg. former police
magistrate, drove the car, Mrs. E:erg
doll denied that she was acting for
her son.
"It was mine to do with as T
pleased," she said. "Nobody can find
't and Grover did not get any of it
not a nickel."
She declared she never heard a
word about any burled treasure until
after the escape, and that the late
I). Clarence Oibbony, her attorney,
had told her that her son had been
let out to pay her a friendly visit.
None of her money, Mrs. Pergdoll
testified, was turned over to Grover
for use in getting out of the country.
Mrs. Bergdoll was called after
Romig.-ber confidential adviser, who
line tne mother, is awaiting sentence i
for conspiracy to aid Bergdoll in!
evading the draft, had been put
through a four-hour grilling. Romig'
stuck to his story that he never saw
the gold after it was dumped on the
Bergdoll kitchen floor.
After concluding the examination
of Mrs. Bergdoll and Romig, th
committee, which had been working
long hours since Monday, quit until
his first dry code "goes to the source
of the evils" and makes positive and
definite the powers of federal offl-
the " committee. ! rial on enforcement work. The rul-
Bergdoll's eyes inK f former Attorney General
i Palmer permitting prescription of
beer as a medicine had upset the bu
reau's polify with respect to beer, Mr.
Kramer said, adding that the ruling
had opened the stable door for some-'
body to steal the horse."
"The Palmer opinion seems to
cover everything." the prohibition
chief continued, "even we are being
pressed by doctors and others for our
authority for limiting permits and
prescription blanks. TVe need legis
lation, for we are being pressed to
tell what right we have to fix any
limitation."
Mr. Kramer proposed legislation
which would cut off imports and
manufacturing of whiskey entirely for
a time, so that consumption would
j catch up with production. He urged
jthat exports to Canada and Mexico
I should be stopped, fop "all. that goes
I over the border lines finds its way
j back in some fashion or other."
Questioned on home brew, Mr. Kra
mer laughingly said that the novelty
had begun to wear off and that the
number of home brewers was grad
ually diminishing.
12 Freight Cars
Go In Ditch At
Eagle Flat, Texas
' Republican A. P. Leased Wire - v.
EL PASO, Tex., May 13. Twelve
freight cars piled up In the ditch at
Eagle Flat. Tex., on the Texas & Pa
cific railroad. 112 miles east of here,
today, delayed traffic several hours.
The" train crew reports six tramps
killed. A coroner left for the scene
with the wrecking train.
Tuesday.
British Transport
Workers Take First
Step To Aid Miners
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON. May Hi. The national
union of railway men today stepped
actively into the fisht in support of
striking British miners.
The railway men's action took the
form of a decision by the executive
committee that members would not
handle imported coal, no matter for
what purpose intended.
Honolulu Officer
Says No Trace Of
Missing Navy Tug
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 13. Wide
search in the Pacific has rveaed no
trace of the naval tug Conestoga.
which left San Francisco, for Samoa
via Hawaii, March 23, Rear Admiral
W. P.. Shoemaker, commanding at
Honolulu cabled the navy department
today. Fifteen vessels and m number
j of aircraft have cov ered an area of
! 6i0 miles since May 2, the message
NS SAYS
RAIL DEFICITS
SHOULD BE MET
111" GOVERNMENT
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 13. Deficits
in present railroad operations and
the increase in claims against the
treasury arising from war time gov
ernment control, "threaten the per
manency of private ownership" in
transportation, Chairman Cummins
of the senate interstate commerce
committee, said today during cross
examination of Julius Kruttschnitt,
chairman of the board of the South
ern Pacific, in the investigation of
the railroad situation.
From railroad accounts. Senator
Cummins said, he concluded that the
DALLAS. Tex., May 13. A report,
of the wreck of a Texas & Pacific
freight train at F,ag!e Flat siding,
between Van Horn and Sierra Blan
ca, Hudspeth county, Texas, at 9
o'clock tonight received at the tele
graph office of the railroad here.
AH the six men were trespassers
who were "beating" their way on the
train. None of the members of the
crew were Injured, it was said. The
train Is reported to have been de
railed. A wrecking crew was sent to
the scene from Sierra Blanca. a dis
tance of about 20 miles.
Prominent Surgeon
Says Tobacco Less
Harmful Than Coffee
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON. May 13. Tobacco is the
least harmful of the "four social
poisons." tea, coffee, tobacco and al
cohol, according to Sir James Cantli.
the eminent surgeon, speaking here
recently.
"Smoke- the same amount of to
bacco every day." said Sir James,
and the heart will become accus
tomed to a certain amount. If one
smokes less one day than another, he
feels the effect as much as if he
had smoked more."
He said three days' abstinence
from smoking would entirely free the
system of nicotine. Sir James con
demned the cigarette.
COAL TAKES DROP
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 13.
Local dealers today announced a
reduction in the re-ai price of lump
coal from $10 to S9.50 a ton, to be
f.'-'oiee until JitIV 1.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
THREE KILLED YESTERDAY
WILLIAMSON, W. V, May 13
Three men are reported by state
troopers to have been killed today in
a terrific battle firing at McCarr and
telephone reports to the office of the
New Howard Coal company at Gates,
indicated that 40 miners are sur
rounded by belligerent forces. Cap
tain Brockus, with 15 state poLce;
boarded an engine bound for the e-it
of trouble shortly after 1 o'clock. Tr.o
firing is reported to be increasing in
intensity.
The reports from the New Howard
company indicated that heavy firirtc
lad begun at their mines at Gal's
between Matewan and Spriggs. A 1
vices to the company relative to the
4u miners being hetnmed in, said I . e
men had taken refuge In sheltered
spots in their camp and were hein
subjected to a veritable hail of sluir.
The mountain battle, believed ; y
authorities to be an outgrowth of dis
turbed industrial conditions was gen
eral again today, according to pas
sengers arriving from the troubled
area. Terrorized women and chil
dren were reported hiding in cellars
and dugouts, in many cases without
food and water, reports said.
Dan Whitt, said by the state police
to be a non-union miner, was shot
and killed at Matewan when he ven
tured out to obtain water for wom
en and children, according to re
ports. State troopers working In the fir
ing zone reported today that most of
the shooting was directed from
mountainside to mountainside on the
Kentucky and West Virginia sides of
the Tug river. Shots were sa!d to
be falling info various nearby towns.
Richard Beverely, who, according
to the state police. Is a member of
United Mine Workers of America,
was arrested in the Kentucky moun
tains and will be brought to this city.
He is charged with participating i.t
the battle.
Jury Frees Kauff Of
Motor Theft Charge
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, May 13. K-nny
Kouff. suspended Giant outfielder,
was acquitted by a Jury in gener.il
sessions tonight on an Indictment
charging him with the 'larceny it an
atlthmcbile. Dec. S. 1919.
HAST MDWUTIE RIEW5!
Dr. Hill Declines To
Accept Japanese Post
WASHINGTON. May 13. Dr. Hill,
former ambassador to Berlin, called
at the white house today ami dis
cussed foreign fiffairs with President
Harding, preparatory to nn exten
sive visit abroad. Because he had
obligated himself to spend the sum
tner in Kurope o't private business,
he decided he could not tale the To
k;o appointment which officials here
to,Xiil in the imniedia.ie future, i tutui e stock
I
said, and rumors current .May in that
the Conestoga has been sighted v ere
unverified.
The tug was commanded by Lieu
tenant K. L. Jones and carried a
crew of three officers and 49 men.
o
Reorganization Of
Goodyear Rubber Co.
Has Been Completed
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, May 13. The direct
ors of the Ooodyear Tire and Rubber
company nut here today and com
pleted the reorganization of the cor
poratkm under the terms ivceutlv
outlined by the new financial inter
ests. Edward C Wilmer of M la"k"e
was elected president. siiccccdinu
l-'iank A. Sciherlin';. The director
also approved and made pro isiuii for
taking o er the new bonds and deL-
(Republican A. P. Leased Wire)
LEONARD FIGHTS KANSAS JUNE 6
NEW YORK, May 13. Benny Leonard, world's lightweight boxing
champion, and Rocky Kansas of Buffalo, will meet in a 12-round bout at
Harrison, N. J., June 6, it was announced tonight.
COW GIVES BIRTH TO FOUR CALVES
BELMOND, Iowa, May 13. Four husky calves three heifers and a
bull all doing nicely and able to take and obtaining nourishment from the
government placed the total liabil-1 original source, is the contribution toward reduction in the price of meat,
ities to the railroad corporations at butter arid milk offered the world last Tuesday by a cow owned by Ra'pi
Il.L'OU.OUO.i'Oo. v,hile the roads them- Chri ti ,rm here. Last year the cow gave birth to twin heifers.
selves claimed a total of f U.jOO.dOO,-
0"t. The final sum to be taken from ' CROWD BEATS MARINE STRIKEBREAKERS
the government in settlement, he ad-j SEATTLE, Wash., May 13. Eight strikebreakers, hired for the stearr,.
ded. verv probably would be around I , , ., . . , e. u i x
$1 M)0 (u0 OuO j sbip Alameda of the Alaska Steamship company, were pulled from an
automobile when tney arrived at tne snips oock toaay ana oaaiy ocjiun c
a crowd of more than 100 men, said by the police to ba striking mari-5
workers. The driver of the car also was roughly handled, police said. A
riot call was turned in but the crowd had dispersed before the police arrived.
Continuation of deficits from op
eraticr! Chairman Cummins said,
would r.'.so "have to be met from the
treasury," unless the railroads in
creased revenues or reduced expen
ditures. Mr. Kruttschnitt said the growing
' claims under the guarantee arose
: out of under-maintenance of railroad
i equipment and road beds during the i
( period of government control. i
r.c reason for ri'day in getting the j
j expenses down. Kruttschnitt said, i
i was tardiness of the railroad board j
in deciding the road's application for
lower wage scales.
'Railroads are losing between
$",iio.00) and $'00.nno a day while
waiting for the hoard's decision on
wages fer common labor," he de
clared. The hearing adjourned until Mon
dav w ti)i the cb.-iirma n of the Sooth
eru Pacific stiil under ei.aanu.Uuo.
MAY CANCEL GERMAN PENALTIES
BERLIN, May 13 An exchange of views is declared to be proceed
between the allies concerning the cancellation of the allied penalties, espec
ially the Rhine customs barrier and the occupation of the Ruhr ports, it
view of Germany's'acceptance of the terms. It is reported here that Great
Britain favors cancellation.
BROWN AND VASQUEZ DRAW
TUCSON, May 13 Joe B'own of the Pacific coast and Mike Vasquez cf
El Paso fought 10 fast rounds to a draw here tonighL In fighting on thj
part of Vasquez and Brown's aggress. veress featured.
TROOPS PROTECT GALVESTON SHIPPING
GALVESTON, Tex., May 13 Major General Dickman .commanding the
Eighth corps area. Fort Sam Houston today ordered Colonel Covingtcr.
commanding at Fort Crockett, to tate all necessary steps to protect Uni-.e l
Stages shipping board vessels in tbe harbor hi a

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