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THE PIOCHE RECORD f I il If ff ti ll I! i f ' ' M I i ! f M. I i TRIUMPH OF REVOLUTIONISTS FORECAST BY EVENTS OF PAST FEW DAYS. Greater Portion of tho Country In tho " Hand of Rebels and Carranza Seeking Escape from Enemies, If Not Already a Prisoner. El Paw. All of Mexico except the states of Yucatan, Caiupeclie and Chia pas aud the northern art of the ter ritory of Lower California, la In the hands of the revolutionists, according to a bulletin given ont by the local coiiHulate of the Liberal Constitution ' allKt party. The claim In also made that Presi dent Carrnnza In now a prisoner, In the hands '.f the revolutionist. On the other hundjt Is averted that President Carranza, whose train was stopped at Aplzaeo by revolutionary forces on Saturday, has succeeded In breaking through the rebel lines and has come twenty miles nearer Vera Cruz. General Alvaro Obregon has ordered Carranza returned to the City of Mex ico, with all consideration, ordering all commanders not to kill nor mistreat any one of bis company. The City of Mexico Is quiet, accord ing to a statement by a revolutionary leader. Orders have been Issued by Governor Adolfo de la Huerta, exec utive Of the Liberal Constitutionalist government, in compllunce with his . statements that all gambling be topped In all territory controlled by tils government, which practically Is the whole republic, for only three states had failed to recognize .the movement headed by the state of Son ora. From all reports, Tutnplco, Vera Cruz, Monterey and Puebla, as well as Mexico City, are held by rebels. Meanwhile the American govern ment, while continuing a policy' of watchful waiting, is taking measures to afford refuge to Americans. There are estimated to be 0000 or 7000 In Mexico, some draft dodgers and rad icals who fled to escape the law. For the roost part, however, . that class probably Is far In the Interior, and Americans who might avail themselves of aid are principally oil men and planters along the gulf. WATSON GIVEN LIFE 8ENTENCE Admits Murdering Nine Women, Yet Escapee Death Penalty. Lob Angeles. A total of nine niur ders of women he had married J has been 'confessed by the man who, un der the name of James P. Watson, was sentenced on May 10 to life Im prisonment for the murder of Nina Lee Deloney, according to Thomas Lee W'oolwlne, district attorney. The alleged confessions, according to the district attorney, accounted for all those missing among the twenty or more women the roan was snid to have married. In addition the man asserted his true name was Dan Holden, and that he had been born of a "respectable" family In Arkansas, where he was reared. . , t I Like the original "Bluebeard," Wat son, or Holden, took one wife too many and through her was turned over to the authorities. She was Mrs. Kath ryn Wombacher, formerly of Tacoma, Wash., whom he married last Novem ber In Seattle, under the name of Walter Andrews. VILLA GIVES ARMY TO REBELS Career of Noted Bandit Declared to be at an End. J . Juarez. Francisco Villa's "days of banditry and constant menace In all attempts to establish stable govern-' ment In Mexico and to the relations let ween this republic and the United States are ended, according to a re port reaching here. Leaders of the new revolution displayed visible re lief at the announcement that Villa bad laid down his arms and turned his men over to General Ignaclo Enriquez, revolutionary commander of the Chi huahua district. It Is announced that Villa will set tle down on a plantation. Villa was one of President Carranza's first sup porters and later one of his roost troublesome enemies. It remains to be seen whether he will remain quiet upon his plantation. Slava to Continue Parley. London. Authorization for the con tlnuatlon of direct negotiations with Italy on the Adriatic question has been given by the Jugo-Slav govern ment, according to a Itome dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. : Pershing's Boat Rune Ashore. , Washington. The army transport Northern Pacific, with General Per- : Bhlng aboard, ran aground at the en. ' trance ot the harbor of San Juan, Porto Rico. The vessel Is reported not to be In Immediate danger. , Home Rule Amendment Defeated. ? London. An amendment to the gov ernment's Irish home rule bill offered by former Premier Asqulth, providing one 'parliament for Ireland Instead of two, was defeated In the hopse of commons, by 259 to 55. EIGHT MEET DEATH 19 BISRIOARD FOR ORDERS SAID TO HAVE CAUSED HEAD-ON COL LISION NEAR PORTLAND. Trains Come Together at High Rate f Speed, Paasengers Being Piti fully Crushed, Few Escaping Injury. Port In ud. Ore. Eight person were killed outright and seventy other, two of whom were seriously and five critically. Injured when two electric trains on the Southern Pacific rail toad collided bead-on at Bertha feta tion, ten miles west of here, Sunday. The accident was apparently due to disregard for orders by the crew of the Incoming train, according to a statement made by C. W. Martin, as. Istant superintendent of the South ern Pacific. The train Is said to have had orders to pass the outbound train at Bertha station, but Instead of stopping there, It passed on through at a high rate of peed. Just as the train neared a curve beyond the station limits, which swings around a high bank, the out-bound train from Portland came In sight two or three hundred feet away. Despite emergency brakes applied on both thn trains, they met head-on, with speed practically unchecked. The forward car of the fast-going train bored Into and the tnrourli the vestibule of the forward car of the out-bound train and plunged on through Into a coach filled with men, women and children. They were caught there and pitifully crushed as the trains crashed. Virtually every person In this car not killed outright was Injured in some manner. ASK8 FOR COVENANT SUPPORT President Declares Honor of Nation is at Stake. Washington. A call to the Demo cratic party to go Into the campaign tending four-square in favor of the treaty of Versailles and against the senate's reservations was Issued May 0 by President Wilson in a telegram to Oregon Democratic leaders made public at the White House. Declaring that the party had "the honor of the nation" in Its hands, the president said that the Lodge reser vations were "utterly Inconsistent" with that honor, as well as destruct ive of the role of world leadership which the United States must assume. The only true' Americanism, the president said, was "that which puts America at the front of free nations and redeems the great promises which we made to the world." It would be a violation of such promises, he said, to attach reservations to the treaty which "whittle It down or weaken it as the Republican leaders of the sen ate have proposed to do." Iowa 8enator Makes Charges. Washington. Major General Wood's presidential candidacy was the vehicle for another shower of fireworks . in the senate, Friday, when Senator Ken yon, Republican, Iowa, charged that the DuPont interest virtually had threatened to attack the Wood boom unless Senator Moses of New Hamp shire, one of the general's campaign managers, desisted in his opposition to the pending bill to protect the American dyestuff industry. JOSEPHUS DANIELS Secretary Joeephus Daniel has launched a vigorous counter offensive against Rear Admiral 81ms In his tee. tlmony before the senate Investigating committee. Fifteen Rebel Generate Executed. El Paso. Texas. Fifteen Mexican, generals have. been executed by; Gen ernl Francisco ; Murgula, Cananr.a commander in Coahulla, who was re called to Mexico City to guard the capital. '. Three Burned to Death. " New York. Three persona were buraed to death and one other prob ably will die as the result of a flreJ la an east side tenement nouse eany Bandar. The fire started on -the ground 'I r " - M k floor. Deaf, Dumb ft I40KT f flICi of sot ri HEED HALF BILLION TO RAIL HEADS ARE ASKING FOR IMMENSE SUM TO PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT. Serious and General Car 8hortaa Exists and Roads Have Been Unable to Borrow Money en Their Own Credit. Washington. Railroad executives have asked congress for on additional $500,000,000 with which to buy rolling stock during the coming year. Appearing before the senate Inter state commerce committee on May 6, representatives of the railroads de clared that a serious and general car shortage existed through the middle west and that they were unable to borrow money on their own credit for freight cars needed to remedy the sit uation. Samuel Itea, president of the Penn sylvania system, speaking for the roads, snid that the government, If it furnished the money, should take equipment trust certificates for securi ty and hold them until they could be sold advantageou.y to general Inves tors. Some idea ot what the roads needed In the way of equipment was given the committee by E. N, Brown, chair man of the St. Louis & San Francisco rullroad, who declared the present shortage amounted to 226,000 freight cars, 8190 locomotives and 6000 pas senger cars. He believed they could get along for a time with 100,000 freight cars and 2000 locomotives, the total cost of which was estimated at $616,000,000. Mr. Erown testified that the car riers had paid as high as 7 per cent Interest on equipment funds in the open market and finally had been told that $150,000,000 was nil that could be borrowed for that purpose. Western railroads need an additional $352,893,000 to bring their net income up to the 6 per cent on their prop erty investment of $8,963,883,000 pro vided by the transportation act, the Interstate commerce commission was Informed by Samuel M. Felton of Chi cago,-chairman of the western execu tive rate committee. To provide this sum, freight rates in the territory west of the Mississippi must be Increased 24 per cent, he said. Woman Convicted of Shooting. Tacoma.- Julia Smith, charged with first-degree assault for shooting Pro secutor W. D. Askren on April 3, was found guilty by a Jury In superior court Saturday. Askren had prose cuted the woman and she was to have gone to the penitentiary after Askren was shot. Uncle Joe Celebrates Anniversary. Washington. Former Speaker Can non was 84 years old on Ma 7. Mem bers of the house gave the Illinois representative an ovation when Rep resentative MondelL the Republican leader, announced that this was "Un cle Joe's" birthday anniversary. Pitchers Released for Gambling. San Francisco. Casey Smith and Tom Sea ton, leading pitchers on the San Francisco ball team in the Pacific Coast league, have been uncondition ally reivHsed. following charges of v , gambling mude by the manager. Convicted of Girls' Murder. Pontine, Mich. A Jury In circuit court found Anson Best, a Flint, Mich., youth, guilty of the murder of Miss Vera Schneider, a telephone operator, whose body was found on tne porcn of an unoccupied dwelling here April 25. World War's Cost In Lives. , London.r-The total cost of the world war in lives has reached the appalling figure of 35,380.000, according to final oatimHtea made by the Copenhagen so ciety for the study of the consequences of the war. r; !. victory Over Bolshsvikl. Rm Renorts that two Russian ni.t,.ibi armies have been routed ..h i...aii iWroved In the course of Polish-Ukrainian offensive against Kiev seem to be confirmed by die - natrhM mcolved here. ' Wit LTM hrrri FINANCE ROADS and Blind 1 taT itt rr MAY FORGE SALE OF Fl SHIPPING BOARD DENIED DIRECT APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EN8UING YEAR. This Action of Congress May Result in Failure to Recondition German Ships and Cause Them to be Sold at a Sacrifice. Washington. By strict party votes. the house on May 7 approved the pro vision In the sundry civil appro priations bill, which the administra tion officials admit will force the sale of the former German liners and ships owned by the shipping board as soon as the merchant marine act, now pend ing, becomes a law. The bill, denies any direct appropri ations for the shipping board activ ities during the ensuing fiscal year and, according to the Democrats, au thorizes the expenditure from receipts which are entirely inadequate. The effect of this, it Is believed. will be that the German ships cannot be reconditioned as urged by the ship ping board and that these vessels, with many others owned by the board, will have to be thrown on the market and sold at sacrifice prices as soon as au thority for the sale is conferred upon the board. Representative Byrnes, Democrat, South Carolina, offered two amend ments designed to meet this situation. Both would have appropriated the amount needed by the shipping board, $197,000,500, and required that re ceipts of the board should be paid into the treasury. German Election In August. London. Germany's presidential election probably will be held late in August, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. The Deutsche Zeitung is quoted as I saying President Ebert will not seek re-election. Red Retreat May be Cut Off. Berne. The Bolshevik retreat east ward in the vicinity of Kiev mny soon be cut off through the occupation of the railway by the Ukrainian irregu lars near Fastow, southwest of Kiev, according to a message received here by the Ukranlan mission. ' Unusual Fatality Reported. Sioux City. J. W. Lyf togt died here Friday, twenty-four hours after he put a stone the size of a golf ball In his mouth. The stone became lodged In his throat and could not be removed. HENRY CABOT LODGE ,t announced that 8enator Henry cabot Lodge . has 1 been selected as temporary chairman of the Republl can national convention. Must Stamp Prlcss on Article. Pocatello, Idaho. In one of the stormiest sessions ever held here, the city council adopted an ordinance which will compel all merchants to J stamp the cost and selling price on ; every Bru I Two Bandits Captured. I St Louis. A bank bandit Identified as James Hayward was killed, and an other. Frank Fainstick, was wounded and captured when they attempted to 1 hold uptne trovers wauonm uau m 1 East 8t.'L0UIS. s&iz - :JJ s - if - J k SUGAR BAROIIS ARE TO BE PROSECUTED PROFITEERING IS CHARGED IN COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST SUGAR COMPANY. Action Brought Under the Lever Act Against the Utah-Idaho Sugar Com pany, Three Instances of Excessive Charges Being Alleged. Salt Lake City. Charges of selling sugar at an "unjust and unreasonable" price are made against the Itab-Iduho Sugar company In a complaint filed with the clerk of the Second Judicial district court of the United States court on May 8. The action is brought uudor the Lever food control law. I-.uinedintely following the Issuance of the complaint a warrant was issued for the arrest of Merrill Nibley, as vice president and assistant general manager of the company. He appear ed before Henry V. Van Pelt. United States commissioner, and furnished bond In the amount of $5000. The complaint, which was sworn to before Mr. Van Pelt by Floyd T. Jack son, acting special agent of the de partment of Justice, accuses the sugar company of selling and delivering to tl.e Anderson-Taylor company 100 bags of sugar at $23,838 a bag on May 1, and 125 bags at $22.73 a bag on May 4. It Is set forth In the complaint that this sugar cost the Utah-Idaho Sugar company approximately $9.50 to pro duce and, therefore, the price at which It was sold to the Anderson-Taylor compuny was an "unfair, unjust and unreasonable" rate, and In conse quence the manufacturer, by making this sale at the prices named violated the federal act prohibiting an un reasonable profit on foodstuffs. The sujrar company Is charged In three counts with violation of the Le- ver act. In the first two counts the company Is accused of "knowingly, wilfully, unlawfully and feloniously making an unjust and unreasonable rate and charge In bundling and deal lng in sugar," by selling to the Ander son-TayJor" company 100 bags of sugar at the rate of $23,838 a hundred pounds. In the third count the same accusation is made on the sale of 125 bags at $22.75 to the same company. In both instances the charge Is made that the sugar did not cost in excess of $9.50 a bag to manufacture. League Budget Million and Quarter. Washington. The budget of' ex penses of the league of nations from Its organization up to July'l will total approximately $1,250,000. The fig ures will be presented to the league council at Rome. This sum Includes both direct and Indirect expenditures, the latter covering preliminary costs of numerous commissions and other bodies, and the total represents the complete organization period of the league machinery. Death Closes Romantic Career. Budapest. Death has closed the romantic career of- Baron fcrnest Wallburg, born to a peasant girl and acknowledged as son by the late Arch duke Ernest. The late Emperor Fran cis Joseph gave him the title of baron, a princely allowance and liberal edu cation. The allowance was reduced when he married a poor girl and was cut off entirely when he attempted to obtain restitution. v Socialists Attack President. New York. An attack on the ad ministration of President Wilson and a prediction that the Socialist party would poll more than two million votes in the presidential campaign were made by Morris Hillquit, tempo rary chairman of the Socialist nation al convention, at its opening session here, May 8. Dempsey's Trial In Juno. San Francisco. The United States district attorney's office announced Saturday that it was ready to pro ceed with the trial of Jack Dempsey, world's champion heavyweight, and his manager, Jack Kearns, on charges of conspiracy to evade the draft laws, and hoped to have the trial conducted In June. ' Ukraine Capital Falls to Poles. Warsaw. Polish army headqus ters received word that Polish cav alry occupied Kiev Saturday morning. The infantry was less than six miles from Kiev with the advance continu ing virtually without resistance by the Bolsheviki. Forecast Shows Wheat Decrease. Washington. Winter wheat produc tion this year was forecast at 484, 647,000 bushels, or 33.8 per cent less than last year's crop, by the depart ment of agriculture on May 8. Double Tragedy in Nebraska. Albion, Neb. John Buchanan, aged 34, living at the home of his brother, shot and killed Mrs. Grace Chapman, mother-in-law of his brother, and then killed himself. Buchanan had recent ly shown signs of insanity. Extends Aid to Service Men. Ottawa. Parliament has approved an additional appropriation of $50, 000,000 to continue the work of the Canadian soldiers' settlement board. Loans approved up to March 31 aggre gate nearly $59,000,000. . UTAH BUDGET The Salt Lake navy recruiting sta tion has received a moving picture tuschlne, w hich will be mted to aid re- . erukiag. Jack Vincent, aged 7, of Garfield, was run down by sa automobile anu so severely Injured that he died ao hour later. Mrs. Caroline Carlson has disap peared from her home In Pleasant Orove, and a state-wide senrrh Is be ing made for her. The senate has confirmed the selec tion of Mrs. R. E. L. Collier to bo collector of customs for Utah, with offices at Salt Lake. Sixty carloads of sugar have been, shipped out of Utah In the past few mouths by speculators, according to unofficial reports circulated about Salt Lake. Bids are being sought for the draiu age of 5000 acres of land Included In the Benjamin district. The district gives promise of becoming good sugar beet land. Indications point to an Increase in the acreage of alfalfa In Cache coun ty this year, In spite of the higher prices being paid for the culture of sugar beets. Good work has been accomplished by hunters for the state aud federal government In the southwestern tier of counties this spring by "den-hunting' lor coyoies. A citizens' committee at Salt Luke has Issued a plea to the teachers to sign contracts for the school year with the hope that provision may be mude for an increase In salary. Prices of lumber will not appre ciably decline In the next six month,, was the consensus of opinion ex. pressed at a meeting a few days ego of the Salt Lake Lumbermen. Great preparations are being -made for the "home-coming" of B. Y. U. stu deuts at Provo, May 20, 27 and 28, and it Is expected un Immense crowd will be in the Utah county metropolis. Until the winter season arrives, the clerks and business men of Spanish Fork will have a half holiday on Fri days in future, nil of the busiuess men having agreed to the proposition. Motor equipment for the quarter master corps of the Utah National guard to be assigned to cavalry and field artillery, has been provided for. subject to completion of a few formali ties. : John Williams, living near Spanish Fork, suffered serious injuries when . n jack which he was using to raise a car gave way and the car ran over him, his shoulder blade and collar bone being broken. Miss 'Jennie Anderson of Thatcher was run down by a motorcycle at Brig ham City, where she was attending' school, and o seriously injured that she will be forced to give up her school work for this year. The Farnsworth Canal Sc Reservoir company of Mountain Home is apply ing to the state engineer for the privi lege of storing 2500 acre-feet of water, to be used In watering 6480 acres al ready under ditch. Juab county's valuation this year, as fixed by the county assessor, Is more than $1,000,000 greater than the valuation on which the county paid Its taxes last year. This is an Increase of about 15 per cent In one year. The state road commission has de cided to co-operate with the Union Pa cific Railroad company on a fifty per cent basis in the construction of a viaduct over the railroad company's tracks at Riverdale, Weber county. That Walter Anderson Watson, the Los Angeles "Bluebeard," was in Og den for some time, going under the name of E. E. Heese, after he had murdered one of his wives at Tecum seh, Neb., is the belief of local offi cers. The awarding of a contract by the Union Pacific Railroad company to the Utah Construction company for the building of a stretch of thirty-five ulles of grading for double track be .ween Leroy, Wyo., and . Wasatch, Ttah, is announced. Mystery surrounds the disappear ance of Lee 'Sherman, aged 43, w ho failed to return to his home in Ogden after cashing a cheek, his checkbook being found on the bank of the river. It Is feared he was murdered, robbed and his body thrown Into the river. . Five of the ten leaders of the Ille gal switchmen's strike, ' arrested at Salt Lake seve al weeks ago by gov ernment agents on charge of violat ing the transportation and Iever acts, have been bound over to the Novem ber grand jury of the Uulted State district court. The department of justice, unable to understand the advance In the Utah Iduho sugar price from $13.50 per nun , dred to $22.75, has directed United States Attorhey Isaac Blair Evans nt Salt Lake to make a thorough lnvestl 'ation and report his findings to the ttomey general. The attempt of - employers to en force "open shop", working condition resulted In the, workmen employed on six new buildings at Salt Lake laying down their tools. The men claim the "ontractors are endeavoring; to dis rupt the unions. ' Agents of the department of Justice who warned several leaders of the I. W. W. element at Bingham to dlscon- tinue their radical agitations or face a ' sentence In the federal penitentiary are still watching the local conditions with Interest although no trouble l xpei-ted nov ' If