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TktNo 3-9 a OGDEN CITY, UTAH. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1921. LAST EDITION 4 P. M.
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'triiBBBL ' c-( 'Ik K..r.'.n 53s qHMll iy ihi ; rut. ; t :;to TRAPPED OM , : :.lH0OF FALL INTO RUINS, IMjincn. r. , icli- pu(kWwen u!i' 1,,'jrci wii" ii i ill jajM'""1' lt ' M:thev .ii (T '"j' lbr '1 arc . .i to - S. totkjK'' .! n, v.is , CoiHwH or. tho i l ,, litklVV- :h"- r....t wall a! My fir"'".i v-" re hurl.-,; into M- ' ir " nrnva.-U-s In the e PM V' with blazing yjj,M n: ,JJt u'" livng 1 i th cbB'j' 'Mi' M ' "" : STATU GRACES ; : INEWST. JOAN CHURCH IX41T1 rap 'I l"r- :i. Ii vll'-l rtM.- " i. the first In lost KVih" -1 in tho f NV5H4E 0L cut ol AGAINjy REFINERIES M ' ";' v IL 1 IS ". Abductors Trapped Through Cleverness j Of Telephone Girl Two Cousins Fall Into Clutches of Law After Mrs. Vitherell Is Found Prisoner in Shack on California Sheep Ranch I, os ANGEILES, ( a). .Jau. 31. Mrs. jQladys Witherell, who lis l appeared from her lionie here last Tuesday, was found early thj I morning, a prisoner in a small house on a sheep rancb eight miles 'east of Corona, in Riverside county, about 7; miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to telephone messages to the Associated Tress. Two irivn who pare their names as . J. .ind Floyd Carfi .oiisini, wire 1 1 sled. COI SINS CONTESS. The fliicovory of Mrs. Witherell and the arrest of tho two Carr men were affected by Los Ahgelea police ;iiii deputy sheriffs, win. started tor Los I rVngctes vith the women and the two 1 arrested m n. Tb officers salil tlic c.'arrs i-onfcss-"d ihey had llL-feolins toward th- wo man's father-lQ-laT, a. j Witherelli j Iwiauss of a transaction Involving a boat; and thai they kidnaped Mrs. Witherell btth to oinain revenue anu ransom money, of which, ii was said, thr-y li.nl demanded $20.0u0. (.n. i. ISFFEI i - . i iti ui: a telephone orepaior's quick witi i ness Kd to the Ulscovory oi .Mrs. With crcll and the C'arr's arrest. Tho oper ator received a call from a pay sta tion for tho residence oi O. Wither t ell and deiued making tne call unill the nloe had ben sent to the pay station whore they arretted A. J. Carr just as lio was oontludlng a delayed conversation which he had promised relatives in a letter sent thsin Satur day. I ill,K01 KM I i i. Tho police siiiu the?" found chlpBO form and other articles in nls automo bile tliey believed h.'id born used In decoying the woman from home. Al the pollc- station, Carr, it was said, confessed that he had spent Sat urday night out :dde of Los Angeles, afraid to communicate with the With orells as ho had agreed by letter. Floyd Carr, according to the confession of his CO USUI, was the loader in tno kld- naping. U OM W KIO.N Al'Ln. The police said A. J. Carr mill them that Floyd c.iir went to tho Witherell home last Tuesday nlKht and told Mrs. witherell a friend had been Injured in an automobile accident and was call ing for her Floyd Carr. according to tho po lice, escorted her to an automobile, where A. J (."arr was Waiting hen siio became suspicions ih. iwo men chloroformed her Tney took her to a small house on a sheep ranch and put her in a room with only a cot and two blankets. Mrs Witherell told tho men who rescued her the men bought her candy and treated her 'with every respect." DOOllS KUASIIKU IN. The police and -Mrs llheerll's hus band and father started for the kid naper's house at 2 o'clock today pre pared for any emergency. The officers Mirrounded tho house and after clos ing on It, smashed the floor and win dows. A man said to be Floyd Carr, was caught off his guard and handcuf fed. Mn-. Witherell and her husband rushed into each other's arms She sobbed and called him "Lambie, limbic" over and over uiftiln. The scene between Mrs Witherell and her father, John C. Kratz, was as affecting. .Mrs. Witherell was rescued shortly after 5 o clock and BOOH after the en tire party start d lor Los Angeles. The '"airs wore said by the police to have implicated others In the alleged kid naping. Tho number arled (torn five to sev en They were also ttid to have di rected the relatives of the woman to deposit the ransom of JJO.OnO on a lonely designated spot, promising to re lease Mrs. Witherell on the roadside where she could bo found after pay- muni ny f r-.n- DLATilii DM CASK. Howards totalling $3,i00 were of fered for information as to Mrs. Wlth erell's whereabouts. Witherell -s for mi r bvjslness partner and former sten ographer, Charles Beverley, and Mrs. Kloda Wcstrem Tenney. were killed SOZlj Saturday in an automobile acci dent while detectives were following them into Los Angeles from a suburb. Why they were followed was unex plained RUES FOB B HV "I want my baby, 1 want my bab," Mrs. Witherell cried over and over Ogain on the two-hour dri from the Cabin on a sheep ranch, where she was found, hen she again had her arms clasp ed about her cighteen-months-old son Jack, sh, regained her composure. Police Captain Alfred T. Slaylou, of Los Angeles, led ibo officers who rescued' Mrs Wetherell. He was the first to break into the house. "Don't hurt me." she cried. "i haven't clone anything. 1 am Mrs. Witherell and l want my baby. Please take mo away fiom here if you aie a friend." Rl SH IS STOPPED. Slay ton said he heard a noise behind him. He turned and searched the room with hlsjflashlight, A man with B revolver in "his hand was emerging from a closet "Throw up your hands" Sloyton called, covering the man with his own revolver. The answer was a rush, before Slayton could shoot, his flashlight was knocked from hi hand. A struggle followed. Other officers dashed Into the room and the man was overpov, erod He gave his name ;u Floyd Carr. Jxtra guards wore placed about the Clly Jail where the Cans were held here, j f WILSON MS HEM ASKED TO LIBERATE BEOS Attorney General Palmer's Re quest for Commutation Is i urned Down Quickly W 1SHTXGTOX, Jan. i Prcsldenl Wilson refused today ti commute the ten rear sentence Imposed upon Ku gene . Debs foi violation ..i the espionage act. The prcsldenl disapproved n recom mendation of the department of lus tioo that Debs' scnteuced be com muted 1 1 1 expire on next Februarj WASHING ;TiN. Jan. ::i -Commutation of the sentence of Kugene V Debs, effective next February 12, has l been recommended to President Wil son by tho department Of justice, it was learned today at the white House Mr. Palmer's recommendation was placed before the president this morning and lt was reported at first Lh it the erecutive has acted upon 11 favorably This latter was found to ! be erroneous, however. and White 'House officials said they had no lntl- mation as to When action would be t:.lcen or what the president would do. Dobs, many times Socialist party candidate for president entered the penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga . on June 16, 10 IS, to servo a ten years' sen 1 tenco imposed following conlctlon by , a federal Jury at Cleveland. C, Sep tember 12, 1918, for violation of the 1 espionage act. fn SOUTH AMERICANS GREET FLEET WiTH ENTHUSIASM CALLAU, Peru, Jan. 31. Three i United States destroyer divisions under command of Captam Kenneth Bennett. a; rived here yesterday afternoon. I forming the advance guurd of the United States Atlantic fleet, which will pay a visit to Peruvian waters ThS American ships were given an 1 enthusiastic reception, tho docks be ing orowdod with people, who com mented on the splendid Impression made by the little war vessels. The official program arranged for ! tho entertainment of the officers and I crvws of the American ships will be I gin tomorrow . with the arrival of the battleship squadron of the fleet. Ad miral Henry Li. WIInoii, com mandcr-in-chief, will go to Lima for the purpose of paving a visit to President Leguio, tho foreign minister of marine A four-day holiday, beginning tomor row and ending February 3 has been declared by the president. SANTA ELLNA. Ecuador. Jan. 30 A Chilean fleet, commanded by Ad miral Gomez Careno, passed this port today and exchanged wireless saluta tions with government officials here. It went northward to meet the Ameri can Pacific fleet which Is on its way to Valparaiso. Radio messages were ex changed by tho fleets during the day. MEXICANS MUST EXPLAIN OiL POLICY TO AMERICA MEXICO CITY, Jan. 31. Careful ; study Is being given the latest United j States government note regarding oil : properties In Mexico and the Mexican I government will probably answer it I during the present week, j Washington demanded, according to the Excelsior, a revision of pernios to drill oil wells granted by Jacinto B Tie. inc. former minister of InduStr) and commerce, and Included with its note a list of oil companies whose In terests would be s'rloirsly affected it ' the permits were allowed to stand le- Is stated that the opinion pre vails among government officials th United States government will not In sist upon its demands and will awall the deve lopment "t President bre I gen's peti t. lorn policy. oo WILSON TO VISIT CAPITOL AFTER 2-YEAR ABSENCE j WASHINCTOX, Jan. 31. President' Wilson was represented todjy as huv - ! log decided to no to the executive room ; I of tho oapitol on the morning of March j 4 to sign bills passed In the closing I hours or this session and which onl.l 1 ' not become law unless approved bi - , I fore adjournment of this congress. It will bo his first visit to the capitol In nearly two year-. ' JOHNSON WANTS REPORT ON JAP TREATY PUBLIC West Entitled to Know Now What Document Contains, He Says CALIFORNIA SENATOR THINKS COLBY WRONG Future of Agricultural Land At: L Stake, Lawmaker Declares in Statement I WASHINGTON. Jan. 31 People of I 'western states are "entitled to know! land know now," what disposition of the Japanese settlement problem is made in the tentative. Shldehorn-Mor-jris treaty. Senator Johnson. Republic- I an. California, declared today 111 a I formal statement. lie reiterated that the troatv In effect repealed the C.ili ifomla alien l?nd laws. 1 Referring to his oWn statement of! Ilnsl week and Secretary Colby's com nient upon It Senator Johnson said: SOM1 i'.' tDI 1. W K i "Tho secretary of state says that j my comment upon the tentative .ii. I Intents made by Ambassadors Shlde jharn and Morris is based upon in erroneous assumption.' and that the dangers which 1 suggest do not pre-;sc-nt themselves to these agreements. My comment was induced by prc r. -porta purporting t" emunale from au thentic sources. From these i stated 'a treaty had lxon tentatively agreed I upon which In effect repealed the I California alien land laws The s.-. - rotary of state says in substance this lis not so Either th$ press report.-, lare erroneous or Mr - Colby Is misinformed- I am constrained to beKevo that Mr. Colby IS In error- CONTROVERS1 BESIDE MARX j "But a controversy between the 'secretary of state and myself as to j what Is contained In the report of I Ambassador Morris is of no conse quence. The contents of the report !iro all important. Mr. Colby has the report. The people of the west to whom this subject is of paramount Importance, are entitled to know what 'that report contains Yesterday It was discussed at length in Japan. Our people should not have to await its detail through Japanese nows channel-. I "It is not sufficient that the repre sentatives from California or the for , oign relations' committee, under a promise of secrecy. should finally IknOw what disposition lu Intended to bo made of the agricultural lands of California and other western states The people of these western states are entitled to know it now EST SHOULD BE T M "The grave question here is not jwhether I am right in saying that a treaty has been presented which In effect repeals our alien land Jaws or I whether Mr. Colby Is right in saying that no such draft of a treaty has I boon presented. Tho matter Is far be lyOnd personal controversy. The ques tion is what has been done on the sub jeet In which the west Is most inter ested and w hich, most Intimately con cerns Dip west's future. And the west should be told forthwith." ENGLISH PAPER DERIDES TERMS HANDED GERMANS LONDON. Jan. 31 Allied repara tion terms decided upon by tho su preme counell In Paris last week were described as "folly" by tho Manches ter Guardian today. The newspaper said "wo may bo thankful the terms can nevor bo executed." , In the opinion of this Journal, Ger many will be able to pay Indemnities only by exported goods. If she exported every year an ad ditional i, "oo o t uOii worth of goods to Franco, England and Belgium," tho lieu -i ;' 'the outci ral gg. . con pel Ins menu I id Vo countries would be heart-rending. It I ts already audible." iVTADOO SEEKS RETURN OF MEXICAN R. R. LINES 1 MEXICO CITY. Jan. .11. William G. McAdoo, former secretary of the United States treasury, was not conta ins to Mexico on a mission Of a po- lltlcal character, a high official of the foreign relations department said last night He slated further that Mr. M .- lAdoo waa representative of Ameri can stockholders of the National Ball way company and would take part In I tho negotiations with the Mexican government icgarding their return of the National lines to their owners: ANNUAL REVIEW OF OGDEN'S PROGRESS The Ogdon Standard i Ian miner's innnal Iterlcw of Ogtlen Industrial rinjuidnl and building progress win be Issued on WHhiesdaj evening, i obruarj 2 Persons desiring ex tra copies of tiuv imic containing twenty-six pages, devoted to iid review, thould pis llteti i i ib-r-. i at mi" . I VICTOR BERGER 1 WINS OUT IN SUPREMECOURT Conviction of Socialist Editor in Judge Landis' Court Is Reversed CHICAGO JURIST IN ERROR, OPINION HOLDS Case of Ousted Congressman Second to That of Debs in Interest WASHINGTON. Jnn. 31 Convic tion of Vic tor J, Berger and four nth- erSj members of the Socialist party, for violation of the espionage act. was reversed today by the supreme court j on the ground that Judge Eanclls. should not have heard the suit after l.K eligibility had been attr.eked. The effort of the court's decision is" to remand the cases to tho appclat3, division which will issue orders for al reversal and a now trial before some j other federal Judge. , Those convicted with Berger In the; federal court at Chicago were Adolph Gartner, national secretary of the par-, Ly,. William F. Kruse, editor of tho Young Socialists magazine, J. Louis' lOngduhl and lrwln J. St. John-Tucker., PKK.M DK E BARGED. Bergep and the other four men were convicted under the section prohibit ing attempts to cause Insubordination and disloyaltv in the naval and mill-' tary forces, and sentences from ono' to twenty year.s were Imposed. j Tho appeal was brought to the su prome court on the ground that Judge Kenefuvv Mountain ixmclls, who pre I sided at the trial, had shown 'per sonnl Idas nnd pf ejudlce,,-'iigirist 'the defendants because of the'r naton lallty. I The court divided C to 3, Justice iuv. Pitney and McReynolds dissent-4 jing. Mr. Reynolds added to the dissent ing opinion a strong approbation of Judge Landis' sentiments as merely 'showing his detestation of the f Hun Inlsh warfare which was being backed ly compatriots In America." under our too Indulgent laws. The majority opinion held that the affidavit Of prejudice filed by Borgor against Judge Iandls was sufficient to have caused his withdrawal from the ease and that Judge Landis him self was not Justified in passing upon the affidavit. I Justice lay who filed a dissenting opinion, held, however, that the mere filing of an affidavit should not be ac cepted as sufficient evidence of die unfairness of the Judge The Berger affidavit should not be taken at "face value," he said, because 'the facts," t hi n ln had been made solely on "in formation and belief" and no attempt was mado to suisianiiato tnem ITTRAt ITS ATTENTION. Next to that of Eugen V. Debs, tho case of ictor Berger, publisher of tho Milwaukee Leader, a Socialist paper, attracted more attention than any oth ed brought by the government under wartime espiotiage act. Berger was accused of disloyalty and was convict ed at Chicago on January 8, 1919. Sub sequently ho was twice denied a seat in the house of representatives by that body and the third time he offered for ie-(-i ( tion he was defeated. Four other leaders of the Socialist party were convicted with the Milwau kee publisher. They were Adolph ; Germer, secretary of the National So cialist party. W llliam F. Kruso, editor Of tho Young Socialist, Irwin St. John Tucker, writer and speaker, and J. Louis Lngdahl, editor of the Ameri can Socialist, Sentences ranging from ten to twenty years were Imposed by Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis CHARGES MANY, The five defendants were charged specifically with having conspired to obstruct recruiting and Interfere with ' the delivery of speeches and tho clrcu latin of articles intended Co cause "In subordination, disloyalty and refusal of duty" among naval and military forces of the United States. Numerous articles written by Bergor for the i Leader were presented as evidence i against him. Bl RG1 K I K I B kRRED. A movement to bar Berger from the 1 seat In congress to which ho had Judl I been elected from a Milwaukee district, was at once started, Representative f Mann, former Republican leader being i ono of the few influential members of the house wbi) came out in bclialt ot I the Socialist editor. A new election having been ordered. Berger was iiRam return, d and again the house voted 10 bar him, 3;'S t t. within an hour after he had presented himself to be sworn ,1m I tPER IN mi l ICULTIES i The Milwaukee leader in the mean! 1 time was sharing the troubles of lis dltor, Barred from the malls under an order of Postmaster Burleson, the paper sought a mandamus in tin fed eral courts to h ive its privileges restor ed. The writ was refused and tho COSC I was carried by successive stages to the Supreme court. Udring the course of the litigation. Berger of fci ed to change tho entire polio;, of his paper If the postofflce department would withdraw its order, explaining tht he owed this sacrifice to those who had invested their money in the- publication al his I nehest. oo KING ALBERT AND QUEEN LEAVE TO VISIT MADRID BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 King Albert and Queen Elizabeth left yesterday lor a week s visll to Madrid. LABOR BOARD ASKED II TO CANCEL AGREEMENT MADE WITH EMPLOYES I the iTnited states unless (hay are assured immediate means for a. , reduction in operating expenses, the railroad Mbor board Tvas to!4 1 toda by the Association ! Bailw&j Executives. YV. W. Atterbury, H chainuan of !: labor ii.iiimittee of the railway executives organic IH zation, made tin prediction. rl I .1 i ... ... i , mm naaniinH l'ni fori- H i BABE BORN AFTER MOTHER IS KILLED IN MOTOR CRASH MTLWAtJK.EE, Wis.. Jan. 31 A Child was born o.irlv today by a Caesarian operation performed rn a Itaclne hospital a few minutes after the niothl t had died of ill- i juries received when a ;:-ain struck an automobile live others were I seriously Injured The child will live, physicians said. The woman was the mother of six other clul DAY'S NEWS OF CRIME MARKED BYJflOLENCE CLEVELAND. O.. Jan. 31. Miss Grochen Brandt, 37. was found beaten and stabbed to death this I mornlnp in her room at the. home of her brother-in-law. Lr. Lester Slemen, with whom, she made her home. The head was crushed and there weio numerous knife wounds on the body Robbery was believed to have been tho motive for the crime. $500 worth of Jewelry heln missing. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. The Commonwealth National bank at Reedvillc, Va. a village 100' miles from here, was robbed of cash and securities totalling $11 9,J 00 and then set on fire, according to reports received today by the Washington police department. DETROIT. Mich.. Jan. 31 Three detectives were shot and seriously wounded by threes ban dits, who this morning held up and robbed the Morton Bond com pany's offices in tho public .square downtown. At the hospital. It was said two of the detectives proba bly will die. Tho bandits escaped with $10,000 In Liberty bonds, according to the police report. ALABAMA GUARDSMAN ON TRIAL FOR LYNCHING HAMILTON, Ala.. Jan. 31. Ser Igeant Robert L. Lancastor. one of i nine members of Companj 5f, Ala bama national guard, was to ko on trial late today In connection with the Llynchlng of William Halrd. a miner, i for whose death nine guardsmen were indicted- The prosecution decided to iglve the meu separate trials. Citizens of Tuscaloosa, the homo of 'the guardsmen who wore on duty in the miners" strike zone, Uiave raised la defense fund and employed counsel for the accused who are little more than boys. John Northcuti, Baird'a father-in-law, was killed by James .Morns, a guardsman, December 22. Morris was killed shortly afterward. Halrd was sought and surrendered Christmas ! night, lie was taken from Jail at I Jasper January 13 and shed to death by masked men. The guardsmen were implicated In the lynching by a taxi icab owner. MEXICO PLANS ARMY OF 80.000 BY CONSCRIPTION Mexico city Jan. 31. Organisa tion of tho Mexican army totalling S0. 000 men would be provided under plans drawn by IShrlQUS Estrada, min ister of war. and member of the Kcn oral staff of Ihe army. Compulsory military service would be authorised. Youths between the ages of 18 and would be enrolled. Tho proposal will be submitted to President Obie gon to bo laid before, congress if he approves of it, F0RDHAM BASEBALL STAR RESIGNS TEXAS LEAGUE NEW YUK, Jan. 31. Al Le Fovre, former Fordham university baseball star, who was released by the Ww York Nationals to th.. San Antonio club of the Texas league last fall, to- j day sent his unsigned contract to tho Texas league club, in announced he Intended to give ail his time to buSl I nes.-(. oral officials that if there was imme- Isbbbbbb! dial? abrogation of the war-time na- I jH Lionel agreements Involving working Msbbbbh rules and conditions, they would not rliSBBBH seek a reduction of basic wages for at o kiH b ust thro.- months nftci the order be- rllBBBBH comes effective, saying the interval risBBBBH would I... used to test out the efficacy hisbbbI of economies which might be insti- llijsjssssl tutcd free from tho limitatons of pres- lissssH ent agreements. ; ril MIST CX'T WAGES, L" ultimately, fejowever, it was state.. ' iitsssssa there would bo need for a reduction J(j in basic wagca If the cost of operating til iSSH the road Is to be cut to a point who). ! It issB rates may be reduced. iltR isssl As a measure of Immediate relief, ' i the roads atk the board to abrogate I ju at once the agreement fixing the basi L rates of unskilled labor at 38 to "18 1-2 j cents an hour. They argued that this i ll Was a higher rate than was being paid other industries and that it operated to tho disadvantage of other employers, particularly farmers. The roads proposed that rules and working conditions in effect Decern bei 31. 1917, be re-established. t I Ml SET i KARGES. "Many railroads are not now earn 1 ing and with present operating cdsts land traffic, have no prospect of earn- inir even then- bare operating ex- pclises," said General Atterbury'- " This leaves them without any net return ' i and unablc to meet their fixed I charges." He said that the emergency mlgh be met either by an advance in freight and passenger rates or a reduction in operating expenses, adding,: , "ith declining prices and wages In industry and agrlculturo the countrv I demands that the solvency of the rail i roads must be assured by u reduction I in operating expenses and not be a further advance in rates." LAST TO (.il P lie said that as railway vvages'wero the lust to go up, so they should bo the best to come down. Wartime agreements were wasteful expedients born of an emergency, ac- cordlnjr to 1.010 ral Atterbury and ho quoted President Wilson and the pro ! nouncemenls of the board itself in an endeavor to show that the agreements then instituted were not Intended to live beyond the war "The national agreements, rules and working conditions forced on the rail- roads, as war measures," the state- j ment Siivs ' o.nisn iti-okc waste anil in- iBSSl efficiency. HOW TO mam: SAVING "I estimate that the elimination of this waste would reduce railwas oper latlng expenses at least $300,000,000 per annum, lt would be far better to re- store this sum by restoring conditions of efficient and economical operation than to reduce wages. "Wo believes that as the wages of railroad employes were the lust to go ' ui. they should ho the hist to conftl down, but we do Insist that for an am- ' ! pie wage, an honest day's work shall ! ! be given. ' i "The public has a right to insist that j this must be obtained. The public hat also the right to expect that the ruV j ; way executives, with the co-operation I I I of the regulatory bodies and the em- i Iployes, will as rapidly as possible re- j Iduce the cost of railway operation so 1 I as to eventually insure a reduction in 1 rates. Litlmateiy a read justnont of j basic wages will be reipilrcd. Mem while it is to the interests of all con- J I cemod, including labor, that the rules ' and working conditions shall be mad( conducive to tho highest efficiency in j output per man. j lt( Kl Ml M DEt 11)1.. "It rests entirely with your board to determine within the next few days "1 whether Oils whole situation shall drift into chaos and orderly procedure be- i t como impossible except at the price t of railroad bankruptcy, financial I shook and still wider unemployment." Conditional upon the abrogation of the national agreements by the laboi j ! board, the roads ask In addition that ! the basic rates for unskilled labor. .JjM 'fixed at 39 to-48 1-2 cents per hour l In the award of July, 1920, bo Imme- L !';f dintely retracted. The plea Is made , ii I that inasmuch as rates for unskilled ' j labor In other industries have been ; il ' greatly reduced since the award be- ' j ) came effective, the high scnle on th. ', railroads works to the disadvantage ill isBB 1 of other employers and "beam with l'Jl ssssl grave Injustice upon the great body rUf of our farmers."' -Ji? The appeal is concluded with the Vfll laration that "In. our Judgement. !'sssssl j unless the proposed ineasures aio tak- ' l1ifssssB on promptly hy your board, a situation ' i LiBSBi Will shortly develop in which orderly itbibbb1 proceduii will !..- oie .-ntirelv iinpo?,- i 00 I1Ibibbb1 MAINE GOVERNOR DIES 0F DYPHTHERIC INFECTION ANGUSTA, Maine. Jan. 31.-- End lslt n BBBBsl rick 11 Parkhursti governor o' Maine. N&'iLsiBBl died todav lie failed to recover from 'l itt lsssSB the efforts of a dyphthorlc infection ti Ui LibbbI under the tongue with which he was ilfiaTBSSSsI nt tacked three weeks ago. Apparent!: i SffBssssI in- was improving until latae last nigiu liigllBBsssI j w hen ho took chills and became un on 1 ) 'scions Death followed at '.'"13 today. il'TItlBSSSsl