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Fi(tlelh YrNo. 92 ; Pr,cC f.v. c..u OGDENCITY, UTAH, FRIDAYEVENING, APRIL 16, 1920 LAST EDITION 4 RM.
WOULD III IT '
Mexico Asks Permission to
, Send Troops Over Border
dp SECEDERS TRY TO
T V- GET SINALOA AID
?''' Rumors of Revolt in Other
ft ; Provinces Continue to
!: Reach Agua Piieta
$3?" WASHINGTON, April 16.
h " Mexico has asked psrmis-
W sion from the United -States to
' move troops through Ameri-
can territory so as to attack
' "6' the state of Sonora from the
north. No action on the re-
j . j. quest has yet besn taken.
1 , ". AGUA PRIETA. Sonora, April 16
l5 Sonora troops continued their march
f. toward Culiacan. capital of the ad
K joining state of Sinaloa today, accord
's! b ing to information given out at mili-
tary headquarters here. ,
ijf y" Military authorities said that suc-
& cess of Sonora troops in Sinaloa would
give the seceding state the military
ft -' power to successfully overcome any
Jfi force President Carranza of Mexico
L might send against the northern state. i
m ; Carranza, according to reports re-
ceived bv Sonora officials, press dis- j
$ patches and official Mexican federal
M .ft reports intends sending at least three
kX' armies against Sonora. One of these,)
a Wbx? jt wns aid, is to attack the state from i
Sinaloa, another by landing on Sonora
fj' r-- territory from southern1 ports in trans-j
I ' i;' ports, and the third from Chihuahua j
I on .the east'-
I Capture Tvo Towns. I
Sonora troops, however, have taken j
the aggressive in the ssouih andt
, ,j 1 crossed the Sinaloa boundary and cap-
'.' J ''. tured tvo towns.
j '' Leaders of the Sonora movement
E . here, said the attack from Vhe sea
r ' must fail, and that troops were being
r - sent in increasing numbers to the Chi-I
I ;' huahua boundary. . I
Rumors continue lo be circulated I
' fc throughout Sonora and in high admin-,
i . istrative circles of the revolt or other!
"Jt states and federal troops in sympathy
f - with the Sonora movement. Confirm-'
ation of these rumors is lacking.
I jt" Would Be Rich Ally.
I P-Ir Sinaloa will be a rich ally for Son
ne' ifc ora' an( as imnoI'lant a loss fr Car
w ranza if it goes over to the "new re
. if public." The state is one of the rich-
est mining districts on the continent,
I potentially, and already its mines send
i' out much ore of all kinds. It is the
1 'dtfat& most Irrigated district of Mexico, and
r several of Its rivers- are navigable.
m Neither Sinaloa or Sonora have suf-
W " fered from the long years of strife in
' Mexico and tne states would be per
f haps better able lo outfit and provide
., for a revolutionary army than many
'; other Mexican states.
WASHINGTON, April 16. The Car-
. K- vanza government wishes to move its
I : forces on the Mexico central lino to
; El Paso, thence through American
! territory to Douglas, Ariz., and across
j the boundary to Agua Prieta from
, which point a movement against Her
raosilla, the capital of Sonora, would
. The only other point of attack
against Sonora is through the Pulpito
. pass, between Sonora and Chihuahua,
and it was said that this pass could
i be defended by a very small force of
J; i Sonora troono.
JP In making known today that Merl-
j . co had reiueBted permission to move
1 Jfe- troops through Texas, New Mexico
J and Arizona, officials said the United
States was "under pressure from the
1 ie''- Mexican government."
lLj - Mexico frequently las asked permls-
iS'' sion to move its troops through Amerl-
M aT. can territory to attack rebels in Son-
I P ora, and on some occasions it has been
7 I? granted.
fed . The American government has been
i' r notified officially by Mexico of the
r closing houses on the Sonora-Ameri-
; ' can boundary.
, The Sonora state authorities have
w, established and aro maintaining cus
V FREIGHT TRAFFIC ON
: POTOMAC STANDSTILL
fc; WASHINGTON, April 15. Freight
traffic into this city, particularly from
' tho south, was again threatened with
r complete stoppage tonight when em
, ployes at Potomac freight yards joined
. the strike for the second time. Some
W workers wore out also at Peckington
A yards, the receiving point for freight
from the north and west. v
Ljr Officials at Potomac yards said traf-
fic was virtually at a standstill there.
j They hoped, however, to effect a set-
j.2 tIemenL before morning. They were 'In
conference with employes representa
tives to 11 p. m. Leaders of the strlker-i
, ; agreed lo attempt to get the men back
to worc, it was said, but doubled their
g abUity to do so without delay.
HEAD OF BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM DEAD I
- & & & Qi 5 B84 11
Move To Annul Pick ford Divorce I
Theodore Vail, Genius
Who Promoted Popular Use
of Phones Called By Death
NEW YORK, April 16 Theodore
N. Vail, chairman of the board of dl
1 rectors of the American Telephone
and Telegraph company, died this
morning at 5:52 o'clock In John Hop-j
kins hospital, Baltimore, according to.
a message received here today.
' As president of the American Tele
phone & Telegraph eompahy. Thco-'
dore Newton Vail was tho head of tnc
! largest telephone system in the woi 1 1 1
'lie was not only its nominal head, but
j he was from the first the genius thai)
promoted tho popular use or the t-le-J
I phone, the first man to cstabli long-J
'distance communication by telephone, i
'and. when past seventy years of ajc,
j he was still the initiative head rf a
. system that numbered nine million
( telephone subscribers and represent-ul
' an investment of a billion and a h.uf
! dollars. I
i Mr. Vail retired jis president of tho
j American Telephone & Telegra )h
company last Juno and becamo chaiv- (
! ma nof the board of directors.
j Ir. Vail was thirty-one years old
' when Alexander Graham Bell Invent--ied
the telephone, and, notwithsland- j
j ing his age. he was filling the rcspon-
slble post of general superintendent of
the railway mall service. Still earlier,
however, he had been a telegraph op
erator, and, interested in the possibili
ties of electrical communication, he
had visions that Bell's "toy" would
sonve day' be. agrcat factor -in Vmerir
can 'lireVljoll and his associates had
equal faith in Mr. Vail's organizing
genius, for he had already made a,
name for himself as an organizer in!
the promotion of the railway Mail
service, and he was readily induced
to resign his government post to be
come general manager, in 1S7S. of the
first American Bell Telephone , com
pans". Vnil Had Visions.
Even the mo3t optimistic backers of;
the telephone then thought that the
invention would serve only for ioc:j1
communication, but Mr. Vail hud'
visions of its long-distance use. It'
j was he who inaugurated successive!
steps of intercity communication. The
firat lino from Boston to Providence
was ridiculed as "Vail's side show,"
but some of the persons who indulged!
in the ridicule at that time lived to
sec Mr. Vail telephone, not only from!
Boston to Providence, bUt from Nev
York to San Francisco, in 1915, thirty
five years later. Further, in October
in that year, they found that it was
than half way around the world, as :
was done by wiroles3 telephone from
the government station at Arlington,
Vn., the words being recorded simul
taneously at Honolulu, in tho mid
Pacific, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Mr. Vail was known as "the biggest
telephone man in the world," not only
in tribute to his genius for both me
chanical and financial organization,
but from the fact that he was person
all a man of remarkable physique. He
was six feet 2 Inches tnll and weighed
about 2S0 pounds. With this great
physique he had an infinite capacity
for hard work and a genial disposi
tion. Worked in Wyoming.
He was born In Carroll county,
Ohio, July 16, 1S4 5, of Quaker ances
try. Ilia athor, Davis Vail, removed
from Ohio to Morristown, X. J., whon
the son was four years old, and be
camo associated with a broclK-r,
Stephen Vail, who had founded ll.e
Speedwell Iron Works, near Mlrns
town, where they built much of the
machinery for the first trans-Atlantic
steamship. Alfred Vail, another
brother, was one of those associated
with Samuel Morse in tho Invention
and promotion of the telegraph. Theo
dore Vail was educated at the old
academy at Morristown, and for a time
studied medicine, but becoming Inter
ested in the telegraph, ho. learned to
operate tho key and went west in lSfiS
as an operator for the Union Pacific
railroad at Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Pino
Bluffs wa3 at that time tho principal
supply point for wood for tho Union'
Pacific, which had not yet been com
pleted. Through tho friendship of
General Grenvillc M. Dodge, chief en
gineer ol the Union Pacific, Vail, in
the next year, was appointed a clerk in
the railway mall service, and here his
ability to systematize and organize
was soon felt, At that time the rail
way mail service was in an undevel
oped stage, and Vail prepared special
studies on tho question of distribution
find dispatching of tho mall, whicn
brought him quick recognition from
i tho authorities at Washington. It was
just after he had been promoted to
the general suporlntcudoncy of the
railway mail service that ho acted
against the advice of hir? friends and
accepted tho position of general man
' ager of tho American Bell Telephone
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contain special features of in
terest to our readers.
WILL LIMIT EDITIONS
CINCINNATI, O., April 16. An
mouncement is made by the Cincinnati
afternoon newspapers that owing to
the shortage of newsprint paper, edi
tions will be limited to eight pages
until the situation is relieved.
GOV. BROUGH TO HEAD
U. S. GOOD ROADS ASS'N
HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. April 16.
Announcement was made here today
of the election of Governor Charles
Brough, of Arkansas, as president of
the United Stotes Good Roads' asso
ciation, which is in session here.
Governor C. A. Larrazola of New
Mexico, was elected a vice president.
Cyrus S. Avery, of Tulsa, Okla., was
elected president of Iho Albert Pike
Highway association, and C. E. Thom
as, Colorado Springs, was elected vice
president for Colorado. Tulsa has been
awarded next year's convention, it was
TO END HER MISERY
MUSKEGON, Mich., April 16 "I
did it because I loved her and wanted
to take her out of this life of misery"
was the explanation offered by Stuart
C. Moon aged 72 of the killing of his
ten-year-old granddaughter, Irma
Moon, according to officers who arrest
ed him today. Moon, a retired lum
berman, was said by residents of Mus
kegon Heights to have called the girl
out of a school room today" and at
tacked her with an axe.
Moon was held on a charge of mur
der. An Investigation into his sanity
'probably will bo ordered, It was said.
CHICAGO TO HONOR
ROGER C. SULLIVAN
CHICAGO, April 16 City and
county offices will bo closed tomor
row for tho funeral of Roger C. Sul
livan, Democratic leader, who died at
his home here Wednesday.
Archbishop Mundclein will conduct
the services at Holy Name cathedral.
CHICAGO. April 16 Potatoes strong
receipts S cars; northern white sacked
?7 00(fl7.25; ditto bulk $7.207.35.
Attorney General Charges
Conspiracy to Violate
Laws of State
,LOS ANGELES MOVIE
What Will Be Status of Star's
Relations With Fairbanks
MINDEN, Nev.. April 16 In the in
terest of the state of Nevada, a suit,
asking that the decree of divorce I
granted on March 2, 1920, by District
Judge Langan to Gladys E. Moore,
more familiarly known as Mary Pick
ford, from Owen E. Moore, be set
aside, will be filed in the district court'
i here this afternoon by Leonard B.
Fowler, attorney-general. j I
Fr,aud is Charged. j
The complaint is based on allega-!
jtions of fraud,, connivance and collu-l
'sion between Moore, ills wife and!
HnelM&y.. MQore-w$rmarried a short i
'. time after her divoro'e was granted.
Fairbanks is brought into the case;
through allegations that there wasi
i conspiracy between himself and his
present wife lo defeat that provision
of the California law which requires i
that a year elapse before a final de
cree of divorce be granted, by having
Mrs. Moore get a divorce in Nevada.
In that respect, it is alleged in the
complaint, that an engagement and
agreement to wed existed between
Gladys Moore and Fairbanks prior to
February 15, 1920. the date on which
Mrs, Moore came to Nevada.
Other allegations are that Moore
came to Minden solely to be served
jwith summons in the suit, that no;
'substantial facts were given in court (
! to warrant a divorce and that Miss;
Pickford concealed her identity from
j the judge up to the moment of taking
the witness sland. As Judge Langan
is one of the witnesses summoned for
ithe state, another judge will hear the
j Los Angeles Watching,
j LOo ANGELES, April 16. Consid
erable speculation was indulged in,
.here among the motion picture folk as
to what will bo the status of the rela
Itions between Mary Plcfcford and her
new husband, Douglas Fairbanks.
I should the petition of the slate of Ne- j
Jvada be granted and Mary's divorce!
: decree be set aside. J
j Two Husbands. j
If the decree is set aside, then Mary
is still the wife of Owen Moore, andj
she will be in tho position of a wo
I man with two husbands. In this case
iDouglns Fairbanks will be the sceond
or illegal husband, It i3 declared.
But. Mr. and Mrs. Fairbanks do not
seem to be worrying much. Mrs1. Fair
banks has an attorney to represent
her and she will fight the move to
have her decree set aside- The actress
declares there was no violation of the
laws of either California or Nevada In
connection with her divorce decree
ALLOW 8-CENT CAR ,
FARE IN WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, " April 16. Eight
cents- car fare on all lines in the city
effective May 1, vas ordered by the
district public utilities commission to
day. Tho Increase, It was expected,
would prevent the threatened strike
tomorrow of carmen, granting or
whose demands for wage increases
was contingent upon a faro increase.
GEORGIA PEACH TREES
BLASTED BY FROST
ATLANTA, Go., April 16 Thous
ands of peach trees in Georgia were
killed outright by the cold wave of
March 1, W. V. Reed, assistant state
entomologist, said. In orchards near
Woodlnwn and Thomson, he said, fully
30,000 out of 40,000 trees wero killed.
SIX MEN BURNED IN
SALT MINE EXPLOSION
NEW IBERIA. La., April 15. Six
men were burned to death at the bot
tom of a 90-foot salt mine shaft on
the former estate of the late Joseph
Jefferson near here, when one of them
truck a match to light a cigarette,
igniting gas fumes.
Twenty-fifth Wife of
' Champion Bigamist Is .
Sought By Authorities
LOS ANGEpES, April 16. Deputy sheriffs began today a
search for a woman identified as Nina 'Lee Deloney who', they be
lieved, was one of; 25 or more women married during the past 5
years by Richard liuirt who is in the county hospital -here, for
treatment for self inflicted wounds. Miss Deloney is one of at
least five of the women the officers haATe been unable to locate.
liuirt, using the name of Chtu-les N. Harvey, according to the
officers, and Miss Deloney were married December 5, 1919, at San
Francisco, aud left S'anta Monica, near here, January 26, last, by
automobile presumably for Tijuana. Lower California, with the
announced intention of eventually going to Honolulu.
Some days later, the investigators declared, Huirt, under the
name of Harry Lewis, joined another "wife" in Sacramento, Cal.
The automobile in which the trip to Tijuana was to have been
made was found in a Santa Monica garage, officers said.
The investigators said Miss Deloney originally lived in
flodgeville, Ivy. A tclegrai received by Sheriff Cline from Hodge
ville said the last word received there from her was from Tijuana,
February 26, when she and the man known as Harvey were sup
posed to be on the way to South America.
The officers have found among the man's possessions five
trunks containing valuable furs and other feminine apparel.
! Always Looking for Recruits
for One Big Union, Rad
ical Head Says
CHICAGO, April 16. Plans of the
Industrial Workers of the World to
'advocate the one big union movement
j during the present unrest among rail
road workers, was revealed in a state
'ment by William L Haywood, former
general secretary and treasurer of the
;I. W. W., and John Sandgren, editor of
the One Big Union monthly, published
The two leaders were quoted as de
nying any connection between Iho I.
W. W. and insurgent railroad organ
1 izatlons now on strike, but said efforts
(had been made to institute "Industrial
j unionism" in the unauthorized rail
strikes as in all other strikes of im
j "We have always agitated toward
I securing recruits for the one big union
idea." Haywood was quoted. "We did
iso in the Gary steel strike, and we
i probably will do so as long as we are
an organization for we consider that
Ithe goal of all industrial organization.
"Plans which the I. W. W. has been
'advocating inolude a complete organ
ization for a one big union with the
ultimate goal of taking over the rail
I roads and operating them by the
I "These plans are, briefly: The use
of both verbal and printed propaganda
I to wean the railroaders away from all
I other organizations until the one big
union would have sufficient strength
to declare a general strike on-all lines,
I In all crafts, thus, precipitating the
crisis through which it is hoped the
companies will pass into the hands of
FRENCH YOUTH DANCE
ON HIGH EXPLOSIVES
BREST, April 16 Young people of
thla city who have been dancing at
one of the large American barracks
near town, have just been apprised of
the fact they were literally "dancing
upon a volcano." The Americans left
behind a large number of boxes upon
which were words In English, but the
dancers, not understanding that lang
uage, did not know the words were
"dynamite," "lyddite," "gun cotton,"
FROM PRISON SHOT
BERLIN, April 15 Paul R. de
Mott, of Patterson, N. J., who was
shot and killed at JVesel by a German
sentry recently, was making a delib
erate attempt to escape from prison
when fired upon acocrding to an oral
report made by a representative of
the American commission here, who
has just completed an investigation of
the Incident. A report is being pre
pared for the state department in
Several Cities Announce Men
Will Wear Denim Until
KANSAS CITY, Mo April 1C The
"Overall club" movement, Intended
as a protest against the high prices
of clothing, Is spreading rapidly
throughout tho southwest.
Dispatches said clubs had been
formed in numerous places in Mis
Isouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and
The movement In Missouri began at
Jefferson City whero statehouse of
ficials and employes are signing
pledges to wear denim until cloth
ing prices are reduced.
Kansas City, Kansas, Sallna and
Wichita all report large followers of
The inaugural "outfit" of the Rev.
Joseph Brogan, a mayor-elect of Em
poria, Kan., and president-elect of
the Emporia overalls club, will be
overalls, according to his announce
ment. The Emporia club reports sev
eral hundred members. j
In announcing tho organization of
an overalls club at Kansas university,
Chancellor Frank Strong said ho
would lead the membership among
the young men in wearing overalls
and that Mrs. Strong would set an ex
ample for the young women of tho
university by adopting the cottage
apron as the approved garb for both
home and street wear.
The movement in Oklahoma Is of
state wide proportions, Oklahoma
City reports said.
Dallas and Amarillo, Tex., and Pine
Bluff and Hot Springs, Ark., were
among tne towns in tnose states re
porting the foundation of the clubs.
LOUISVILLE, Ky, April 1G An
"overall club" was formed in Louis
ville today by the Exchange club in
an effort to- force down the cost of
clothing. Eighty-,five members pledg
ed their support to tho movement.
It Isreported that women joined in
tho movement by donning gingham
drosses. A parade of members in ov
eralls and ginghams Is planned for
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 16 The
lowly overall today supplanted the
"pinch back" in Birmingham.
Rainy weather served to foctify the
wavering intentions of those who had
resolved to "see what the other fellow
did" before they donned denim them
selves. As a result the pledge to put
'cm on today was universally kept.
City commissioners functioned in
denim; judges applied the law! in the
same uniform; bankers, ,doctoi, law
yers and merchants wore their over
alls with an assurance which i could
only have been acquired after long
practice before the mirror.
Tho women had quietly "organized"
at home. Towards noon maiy &P'
pearcd in dresses of calico aw i"n
ham and the variety of colorsve the
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TEST ARREST I
German Says Wc Can Raise
Bail Demanded But
Won't Do So lH
SITUATION IN WEST
DECLARED BETTER H
Conductors Enter Into Agree 31
ment With Southern Pacific
Railroad Company fl
CHICAGO,-April 16 John Grunau, )'
president of tho Chicago Yardmen' t'l
association, and'H. E. Reading, presl- '
dent of the United Enginemen's as- iH
sociation, the two "outlaw" railway 1
unions, announced this morning that
they would go to jail on tho govern.
ment charge of conspiracy to violate il
the Lever act. , iH
Tho .bvo.--.VIth twenty-two o'thelr ll
followers, were arrested, yesterday by Ji
federal agents arifr released' on their y
own-recognizancQ imti 12 .o',' clock, thin iH
altoTnoon to give theni'a chance to J
obtain the $10,000 bond sot by Com- I
missioncr Mason. $
"I can raise the required bail with i j
ease," Grunau said, "but I do not in- '
tend to do it. I question the right of '
the government to arrest me. I have
committed no crime against the laws
of the country and if the government ,
officials want to put me in jail I won't iH
hinder them." Il
Reading declared that "ita principle '
that prompts me to go, to jail' than "
"The organization will not disband,''
Department of justice officials wore
hunting today for five men who cs- 'H
caped the dragnet spread over union 'H
meetings yesterday. One of the five la H
Bennett G. Dolan, a "four minute"
2juuiM-r uuruio uiu war anu ui tuner ll
of a former municipal judge. ,
Speedy disintegration of unauthor
k?d railroad strikes in the central , ,
and far wost was forecast today with i
a serious blow struck by the govern- 1
ment at the Insurgents' stronghold in Jl
Chicago by the arrest of 25 strike I '
The arrest of the Chicago leaders,
who were at liberty today under
bonds of $10,000 or arranging for bail, 1
with promise to refrain from partici- !
pation in strike activities pending the
hearing of charges of violation of the 1
Lever food control act, left local in- fll
surgents virtually leadcrlcss.
Federal officials indicated that nc ''
further arrests were scheduled.
Warnings were Issued in tho princi
pal strike centers in the west that un- ,
less the men returned to work by to
morrow their positions would be de- j
clared vacant and new men employed ,
In Chicago S50 switchmen returned
to' work yesterday, railroad execu- il
tives announced. Steel mills at Gary. !
Ind., where 10,000 workers have been
idle, were proparing to resume opora
tions today. The situation In Michigan ,f
and Ohio where several hundred
thousand industrial workers have
been forced out of employment re- 1
maincd virtually unchanged.
Hopes of railway officials for early ,(
restoration of freight traffic in Fa
cific coast states wore stimulated by
announcement at Los Angeles that the
Order of Railway Conductors had i
agreed with Southern Pacific offlc
lals to respond to future calls for j
train service rcgardlpss of strike con- j
dltions. Tho agreement was said to j
affect all Southern Pacific lines from
Portland, Ore , to El Paao, Tex., and
Ogdcn, Utah. ' IH
Passenger service on the Pacific ,
coast was reported practically norm- f IH
al. Southern Pacific officials said
freight traffic was rapidly nearlns 'H
Strikers were reported returning to
work at St. Louis and at Kansas City
Brotherhood chairmen issued an ulti- 'll
malum to strikers to report to work llH
on or before tomorrow under penalty
of losing their seniority rights.
GORGAS TO COMBAT H
FEVERS IN AFRICA
NEW YORK, April 1G Major-Gen- ,
oral William C. Corgas, former sur- H
geon-genoral of tho United State: IH
army, returned here today from Lima, j jjH
General Gorgas will soon leave roi
the West African coast to investigate
conditions respecting the spread and j
combatting of tropical fevers. He was ,
recently engaged by Peru to superviso i
and direct sanitary regulatlona,