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Wednesday and Thursday,
fair; somewhat warmer on
Wednesday; slight change !ft
rage price of Copper
ve week ending July 31
Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press
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VOL. 21 No. 18G.
Sameness of Testimony by Witnesses for the Prosecution
. Seems to Be Its One Bright, Outstanding Feature; Two
Hearings Are Completed In An Hour; One of Witnesses
For County Attorney Makes Tenth "rip to the Stand
(Special to The Review)
DOUGLAS. Ariz., Aug. 5. Prog-
ress in the Bisbee deportation bear
ings was as rapid as it was unexciting
today. Four cases . were completed
during the day, those of M. G. Jack
son, Henry Bahmfalk, George Medi
govich and George Scott, all of Bis
bee. The hearing of Medigovich, con
tinued from yesterday on account of
the absence of some of the state's
witnesses, was the first on the docket
this morning. Medigovich was on
hand to hear further testimony than
that offered 24 hours previous, but
when court was opened the additional
witnesses mentioned by the couaty
attorney did not appear, and the state
rested its case without further testi
mony. As usual, no witnesses wre
Introduced by the defense.
Two Cases in One Hour
The hearings of both Jackson and
Scott were completed in about an
hour during the morning session.
Two witnesses only were called
against Jackson. Freeman Crouch
and Mrs. Kate Bercellino, and their j
testimony was the least exciting of
any so far in the hearings. Crouch's
oniy testimony for the state was that
he had seen Jackson standing with
other alleged guards In front of the
- Pisbee postoffice at the time a group
of deportees were assembled in the
postoffice square at Bisbee on the1
morning of the day of the deporta
tions. . Jackson, said Crouch, had I
saw Jackson no more on that day.
said Orowb. v . .. ,
Story I Uninteresting
Mrs. Bercellirios testimony "was
even less interesting. She testified
that when she went down town from
her home in Bisbee to look for one of
her children she had f seen Jackson.
with a rifle, talking with severar
other armed citizens near the depot.
Questioned as to whether or not
Jackson appeared to be guarding or
arresting any men, Mrs. Bercellino
said that there were no deputies
standing nearer to Jackson than
across the depot square, and that as
far as she could tell he had nothing
to do with these men.
During the hearing of Scott, J. F.
Holman made his tenth appearance
since the beginning of the hearings
several weeks ago as a witness for
the state. Two other frequent wit
'nesses, Thomas G. Green "and Richard
Denning, were also called by the;
county attorney. i
Holman said that he had Been,
Scott on top of one of the cars of
the train which carried the deportees
Senate In Uproar Over Treaty; Lansing
To BeCenter of G.O .P. Fireworks Today
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. The league
of nations and the Shantung settle
ment both came in for more bitter
criticism today In the senate's consid
eration of the treaty with Germany.
At a public hearing of the foreign
relations committee Issues of the
league controversy started a dispute
which bordered on an uproar and in
the .senate chamber an attack on the
Shantung provisions by Senator Wat
son, Republican, developed a series of
sharp exchanges.
The I committee's clash over the
league grew out of the examination of
Norman Davis, a financial advisor to
the Versailles peace conference and
centered in a heated discussion of the
attitude of President Wilson toward
supplying, the committee with ade
quate information.
Senator Lodge, replying to a sugges
tion that the president be asked to
come before the committee, declared
Mr. Wilson never had offered to do so
and had failed to send important in
formation repeatedly asked for. Sena
tor Pittman, Democrat, Nevada, re
plied that in his address to congress
such an offer had been made, but the
committee majority had ignored it.
Once the subject of the league had
been raised, league opponents had a
foretaste of what may develop when
Secretary Lansing appears before the
Foreigners Attack
BELLAIRE. Ohio, Aug. 5 The Fort
Pitt mine of the Central Coal com
pany, below Sunnyside, Ohio, near
Bellaire, was under a heavy armed
guard tonight, to prevent recurrence
of threatened rioting during the day
between Amerlcsn miners and strik
ing foreign miners
Twenty armed deputies guarded the
Americans at work, following an at
tempt by the foreigners, numbering
more than 200, to keep them from go
ing to work this morning.
The strikers are demanding a six
hoer day, aad 8 large wag increase
to Columbus, N. M., as he, Holman,
was being marched wjth other de
portees from the baseball park at
Warren to the train. He did not see
Scott again during that day or night.
said the witness. A part of the testl
mony given by Holman consisted ot
repeating a conversation which he
said took place between himself and
Scott in Bisbee, seven months after
the deportations.
Told Conflicting Stories -
Holman said that while talking to
Scott the defendant had said to him:
"Did you know that I was one of the
gunmen ?' Holman testified that he
said he did not and that Scott then
conversed with him concerning the
deportations. Scott told him, said
Holman, that he had not mounted the
top of the box cars of his own choice
but because he was ordered to by
Sheriff Harry Wheeler. Attorney F.
C. Burgess, of counsel for the defense.
asked Holman during cross-examina
tion if he had known at the time of
the conversation with Scott 1 that
Scott had ridden as a guard on the
train. Holman . said that he .had
Asked why he had told Scott differ
ently during the conversation, Hol
man explained this by the statement
that he had told Scott an untruth to
see it he could "get some informs'
Hon" concerning other citizens who
had been with Scott on July 12th.
Thomas G. Greene testified that he
had seen Scott hree times in the
Warren district on the day of the de
portations. On two of these occa
sions, he admitted, Scott was, to the
best of his knowledge, unarmed, and
eeeraed to be playing no .active part
in the proceedings. The third time
he saw Scott, said the witness, the
defendant was standing on top of one
of the box cars as the trainload of
deportees was en route to Columbus.
Scott Was Wearing Star
Richard Denning testified to having
seen Scott, carrying a six-shooter, in
the ball park before the train left,
and later at Hermanas. N. M., when,
according to Denning, Scott and other
armed guards left the train. At the
time he saw the 'defendant at War
ren, admitted Denning, Scott was
wearing a star on his shirt. Denning
said he did not know Just whet kind
of a badge it was and could not say
whether or not it was a deputy sher
iffs star but was certain that some
such badge had been worn by Scott.
Constable's Hearing Completed
The hearing of Henry Bahmfalk,
constable at Lowell, was continued in
the afternoon from the previous day
and completed in a few minutes with
out any testimony of a startling na
( Continued on Page Two)
commftte tomorrow by keeping the
witness under a fire of questions re
lating to provisions of the covenant.
It was when Mr. Davis declined to
pose as an expert on the subject, and,
in reply to a questioi suggested that
the president, be consulted, that the
committee -clashed over Mr. Wilson's
course in the matter.
Tender present plans the question
ing bf the secretary of state tomorrow
will be in open session, and It is ex
pected he would be asked to disclose
many features of the Versailles meet.
The senate adjourned tonight until
Thursday,; so tomorrow's committee
session may be uninterrupted.
Senator Watson, In his senate
Bpeech, declared the treaty, provision
giving Japan control in Shantung
province was "as monstrous a prop
osition as has ever been proposed to
civilization," and said he could not
vote for ratification if the Shantung
section remained unamended.
The statement to Tokio' regarding
Japanese intentions in ; Shantung
reached Washington too late to re
ceive the attention of senators to
night. It Is expected to have careful
consideration in view of President
Wilson's repeated statements that the
complete facts in the case would place
the Shantung settlement In a new
Americans In Mines
The situation got beyond the control
of the Bellaire authorities. , Sheriff
John Wosborne of Bollniont county,
sent in a scoro of armed deputies with
instructions to shoot to kill if neces
sary. I
The mine employs about 400 men.
The foreigners are in the majority
and their decision to strike kept the
Americans idle.
Their demands being in violation of
the United Mine Workers' agreement
with the operators, the men were or
dered to return to work by the union.
The order precipitated the trouble.
Mr. David Guelph
Of England Soon
To Be With Us
5 (By the Associated Press)
The Prince of Wales sail
ed for Canada at 6 o'clock
this evening on board the
Cruiser Renown. There was
no ceremony attending the
departure of the cruiser.
The Prince of Wales will
visit the United States on his
trip to the American conti-
uent. During his stay in
Washington, D. C, he will be
the guest of President Wil
Bon at the White House.
Threaten General Strike In
Sympathy With the London
Police; Arthur Henderson Is
Called From Socialist Meet
LONDON, Aug. 5. (Ey the Asso
ciated Press) With the Yorkshire
strike still unsettled, the bakers'
strike continuing, a number of minoi
sporadic strikes in other trades in
sympathy with the smouldering dis
content of the police at the failure
of their strike to secure he with
drawal of the police bill, and the pos.
sibility of another big railway strike,
the labor situation has again become
so threatening that it is stated Ar
thur Henderson, the labor leader who
is attending the socialist conference
at Lucerne, Switzerland, has been
hurriedly summoned to London.
Liverpool was quiet today but it
remains the center of agitation for
a strike of the dockers, now being
threatened in support of the striking
policemen. The executives of the
dockers' union today passed a resolu
tion demanding reinstatement of the
dismissed policemen, failing which
they will give whole hearted support
to the policemen.
Another meeting of trade union or
ganizations of all trades was con
vened at Liverpool tonight to con
sider the advisability of calling a gen
eral strike in support of the police
Negotiations between the govern
ment and the Associated Locomotive
Engineers and Firemen to arrange a
new scale of pay for engine drivers
have been in progress for six months.
The government has just issued
what is described as a final adjust
ment of the scale, as a result ot
which the executive of the union has
been snowed under with indignant
protests, as to the inadequacy of the
scale , from all .parts of the country.
The "executive has arrived in London
from Leeds to Interview the board of
trade on the subject and the outlook
is considered serious.
Further, there are the beginnings
of strike movements on the Scottish
railways, owing to a local dispute.
The number, of men out on the Lon
don.. Southwestern railway .almost
doubled today and passenger service
is suffering severe Inconvenience.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 5.
Officers ot the department of jus
tice began today checking on the
activities of known radicals in
connection with the explosion
which wrecked the home of Oscar
Lawler, as special assistant attor
ing. Federal officials are con
vinced the dynamiting was an
episode in a nationwide campaign
of terrorism. The federal offi
cers pointed out that the terms
of many of the men whom Mr.
Lawer, as specia assistant attor
ney general, prosecuted at In
dianapolis' in 1914 for illegally
transporting dynamjte, are expir
ing, and that the convicted men
may have planned retaliation.
The condition of Mr. Lawler
was declared to be "improved"
tonight Mrs. Lawler was pro
nounced "considerably improved
and virtually out of danger."
Sill I 1
Men Refuse to Take Strike
Vote Ordered By Officials
Of Grand Unions; 15,000 Off
Jobs In the Middle West
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. Further spread
or the strike of railroad shopmen, es
pecially jn the middle west, where
15,000 workers w.nt out today, ac
cording to union ' reports, with a
strike of 10,000 men on the Norfolk
and Western line set for tomorrow,
marked the fifth day of the walkout.
The strike has been declared illegal
by railroad executives, who have
made this charge to the local bureau
of the department of justice.
The barrier was. let down today for
boilermakers to join the other strik
ers, according to L. M. tlawver, presi
dent of the Chicago district counsel
of the federated .railroad shopmen's
union, which called the strike last
While railroad yards in the Chi
cago district have become congested
with broken down cars as a result of
the strike, the union officials declare
all railroad service will be more seri
ously affected in a few days.
They admit the strike was called In
defiance of the grand lodge officers
of the unions involved," but that it
was in compliance with the wishes ot
the rank and file of the federation.
They also refuse to take a strike vote!
August 24, as ordered by the grand
lodge officers, and assert that the
rail administration must treat with
thom and grant their demands for 85
cents an hour for mechanics and 60
cents for helpers.
. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 5. Several of the
largest railroads Operating 'v through
St. Louis are refusing to accept less
than carload shipments because of
the shopmen's strike, the chamber of
commerce announced today.
Approximately 1000 Missouri-Pacific
shopmen are out and about 400 each
at the Wabash and Rock Island shops,
it was stated.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Aug. 5.
The Chesapeake and Ohio shops here
were completely closed down tonight
following a meeting at which the men
voted to go on a strike and remain
out until their demands for increased
wages is met. Three thousand men
are affected.
Two thousand of the workers have
been idle several days but the vote
tonight, took out every worker in the
" ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 5. Railroad
shopmen at Billings and Livingston,
Mont., went on strike tonight.
NEW YORK, Aug. 5 An immediate
strike of the employes of the Brook
lyn Rapid Transit company which op
erates subway, elevated and surface
lines in Brooklyn, was-, voted unanim
ously tonight at a meeting of about
3000 members of the Amalgamated
Association of Street - and Electric
Railroad Employes.
; Union officials declared that the
strike order would be obeyed by 5000
of the company's -13,000 - employes.
The .order affects .all classes of em
ployes except subway and elevated
motormen and it was predicted that
the strike would result in virtually a
complete , tie-up -of surface, subway
and jelevated lines.
Important Meeting
American Legion
Tomorrow Eve.
An important meeting of the
American Legion will be held to
lorrow night at the Elks' hall,
when permanent officers will be
elected and a name chosen for the
local post. It is requested by the
leaders in the legion organization
that as many members as possible
be present and that they bring
with them $1.25 as the first quar
terly installment of the $5 annual
dues. The membership in the local
post has passed the 250 mark and
it is expected that 100 more will
be added. One of the aims of the
legion is a permanent tome,
where cozy clubrooms can be fit
ted up for the convenience of the
members. The Elks have kindly
donated the use of their hall to
the former servicemen until they
have their own quarters.
AUGUST 6, 1919.
Big Armada Was 50 Miles Off
Harbor Last Night; To Make
Formal .Entrance of Bay on
Thursday; Daniels to Review
Aug. 5 (By the Associated Press).
The Pacific fleet tonight fast was
nearing San Diego, being off Rosarlo
The dreadnaughta will anchor to
morrow morning off Los Coronados
islands, where the various elements
of the fleet will rendezvous for their
entrance into San Diego bay Thurs
During all of the week the armada
will remain at Los Coronados to paint
and clean ships preparatory for the
review in which Admiral Hugh Rod
man plans to have the fleet leave Los
Coronados early Thursday morning in
line formation, passing in review be
fore Secretary of the Navy Daniels,
who will be stationed on the cruiser
Montana, which will be anchored off
Coronado Beach. "
The fleet then will enter San Diego
harbor, after which the dreadnaughts
will anchor off the beach and the de
stroytrs and other craft in the bay.
Three seaplanes from San Diego
met the fleet 200 miles south of Los
Coronados in mid-afternoon. After
circling the fleet several times "tak
ing pictures, the planes departed, fly
ing in a northeasterly direction.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5. Somewhere
off the coast of Lower California the
Pacific fleet tonight was steaming to
ward its new home waters. At mid
night the ships were to be within 50
miles of San Diego harbor.
Nearly two score vessels which com
prise the fleet, as it now stands, will
anchor off the Coronado1" islands," 17
miles from San Diego.
San Diego's preparations for wel
coming the fleet were virtually com
plete. Secretary Daniels telegraphed
Rear Admiral J. Jayne here this after
noon he would arrive in San Diego
either at 7 a. m. or at 1 p. m. tomor
row. The secretary's arrival had been
scheduled for 9:30 tomorrow night
under his original plans Washouts on
the Santa Fe railroad in Arizona have
necessitated rerouting the party over
the Southern Pacific lines.
Secretary Daniels and the official
party will review the fleet outside
the harbor. It was said by naval offi
cers this would be the procedure fol
lowed for the review of the fleet off
Los Angeles.
Many notables from outside San
Diego were arriving here today to
view the fleet on behalf of the muni
cipalities or states.
California flowers will be one of the
means used to make the visit of the
fleet memorable to men and officers
and to notable visitors.
Big Fund to Probe
Chicago Race Riots
CHICAGO, Aug. , 5. Twenty-five
cases, involving 30 persons, black and
white .alleged to have participated in
the race riots last week, on charges
of murder and assault, was prepared
today for presentation to a special
grand jury.
Twelve indictments naming 17 ne
groes were voted yesterday. The
county commissioners ' today voted
$100,000 to the sheriff for pay of spe
cial deputies and other expenses inci
dent to suppression of the riot spirit
and $50,000 to the states' attorney for
use In his investigation. The 6000
state troops, as well as policemen and
sheriffs deputies continued on- guard
during the night.-
LONDON. Aug. 5. Allied forces
that landed in Onega on the north
front, attempting to capture it,
were driven out after sixteen
hours of fierce fighting in the
j streets, according to a Bolshevik!
official report received today.
The statement ' said the allied
troop embarked ' under a hurri
cane of fire from their ships and
the warships steamed northward.
" One of the allied vessels, it was
reported, was set on fire by the
Bolshevik! artillery.
Red troops have occupied
Aleuhky, the message adds.
The dispatch also announces
that the congress of Soviets held
at Nizhninovgored, decided to
close all the monasteries and send
the monks to work,
Even Chorus Girls
Get Strike Fever;
Policemen, Too
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. A
strike of actors . and chorus
girl members of the actors'
association is threatened for
tomorrow. They are demand
ing extra pay for Sunday
performances, for rehearsals
and the closed shop.
The managements have
declined to grant the demands.
MOBERLY, Mo., Aug. 5.
Members of the Moberly po
lice department went on
strike today following the
refusal of the city council
last night to grant an in
crease in salary.
President Wilson Decides to
Address Congress As to the
High Living Costs; Price of
Wheat Not to Be Lowered
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. The de
cision of Director General Julius H.
Barnes, of the grain corporation, to
maintain the government's' guarantee
on wheat at $2.26 a bushel, aa a .'.'re
serve protection against, a higher
price later," was one of the moves
today by government agencies work
ing to reduce the cost of living and
allay the country's unrest.
Two' other decisions were reached
President Wilson decided to address
a meeting of congress regarding rec
ommendations for reducing the cost
of living. Agents of the department
of justice were ordered to ferret out
all hoarders of necessaries and prof
iteers throughout the country. They
are to be prosecuted under the food
control act.
At the conclusion ot" a day's ac
tivity by the president, the sub-committee
of the cabinet appointed by
Attorney General Palmer, and by the
attorney general himself, announce
ments were made of these immediate
steps to be taken, and of the govern
ment's wheat policy.
In a statement showing why the
price of wheat would rise but for
the government's guarantee. Director
Barnes promised a readjustment ot
flour prices. .
Immediate steps will be taken by
the grain corporation to sell standard
exoort flour in every community ot
the country in carload lots, at a price
not more than $10 a barrel, - Mr.
Barnes announced. - - . .
. This price, he added, was lower oy
one dollar a barrel than any price
ruling during the last four months.
; Using figures described as coming
from the grain corporation's own pri
vate sources, Mr; Barnes predicted a
shrinkage of "probably 400,000,200
bushels" in the wheat production fot
North America, 250,000,000 bushels ot
which Is in the United States, from
the June forecast, .and a further
shrinkage in European, wheat and
rye production; . of 300,000,000 bushels
outside Russia..
'EL PASO, Tex., Aug. 6. Four hun
dred boxes of dynamite were captured
by a Villa band conducted by S. Jesus
Moreno July 28, cached In the hills
near Parral and later delivered i to a
Parral mining company in return for
money, an American who arrived from
Parral today reported. The dynamite
was being hauled in wagons from Ji
menez to Parral for the mines there.
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. The state public
utilities commission today took under
advisement the application of the Chi
cago Burface lines and the Chicago
elevated railroads for increased fares.
The increases were opposed by coun
sel for the city.
SAN DIEGO. Aug. 5. Returning
from a flight to the Pacific fleet, a
seaplane piloted by Lieutenant O. P.
Kilmer of the North Island naval air
station, crashed into the water In San
Diego harbor tonight. S. E. Deaveas,
radio electriction, was killed. Lieu
tenant Kilmer and Willis C. Baker,
San Piego newpparer photographer.
Late News Bulletins
Referendum Vote Submitted
By U. S. Commerce Chamber
Shows Unanimity of Opinion
Governm't Operation Failure
Plan of Labor Would Cause
Either Burdensome Rates or
Taxes. Cost 20 Billions at
Start,Disrupt Transportation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. The rail
road problem, which is engrossing
the attention of both the legislative
and executive branches of the govern,
ment, will be brought before con
gress tomorrow with the application
before the interstate commerce com
mittees of representatives of the rail
road brotherhoods and of organized
labor for support of their plan for
tri partite control of the railroads.
Meanwhile threats of hundreds of
thousands of railroad employes to go
on strike to force higher wages to
meet the high cost of living were
(Men Refuse to Return to Work
From many parts of the country
today came reports that striking
Bhopmen refused to return to work,
despite the fact that their action was
denounced as illegal by the executive
council of the six shop crafts. Strike
ballots were mailed from the Ameri
can Federation of Labor for taking an
official vote as to whether the 500,
000 shopmen shall walk out. De
mands also rre being made by 45.000
clerks and freight handlers and sta
tion employes. Director Hines was
to have discussed their problems to
day with J. Forester, grand president
of the union, but other business in
terfered and the conference will be
held later.
"Favor . Private Ownership
Business men of the country as rep
resented in the chamber of commerce
of the United States favor private
ownership of'the railroads.
Backed by a referendum ' of the
chamber's 670,000 members, the an
nouncement was made tonight follow
ing publication of the demands of or
ganized labor for elimination of pri
vate capital from railroad ownership
and operation.
Announcement of the vote of 99
percent of the business men against
government ownership was accom
panied by the . following explanation
of the reasons actuating the decision:
. Would Hamper Transportation
"1 Under government- ownership
the development of railroad facilities
would depend upon congressional ap-:
proprlations and would prevent the
anticipation of the transportation
needs of the country. Appropriations
would not be. made in the amount and
at the time peeded to insure adequate
development of the railroads. Politi
cal considerations might also con'rol
the amount of appropriations and the
objects for which they were made.
(Continued on Page Two)
who had been taking pictures of the
fleet, escaped with slight injuries.
SAN ANTOIO. Tex., Aug. 5. Whole
sale grocers of San Antonio today
wired President Wilson protestfng
against the order for shipment of one
million pounds of sugar from the gov
ernment warehouses at Fort Sam
Houston on to Chicago for alleged non
essential consumers, when this section
of the country is facing a sugar short
IIAILEY. Ida.. Aug. 5. Letha Mur
roll, 15, while herding cattle on the
outskirts of town was this iiio nir.i:
mauled by a mountain lion, and ali.or
a strugple in which the girl tried to
choke the animal, she was found un
conscious, her arms, back and lvc;!:;t
badly lacerated. The girl will roc ;v. r.
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. The city ccuncil
today authorized an investigation m
"profiteering" and ordered an ordin
ance drawn to control retail nifrl.
ants to mark their todstu'is plum!'
With the price.

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