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ARGUS. AND DAILY UNION. SIXTY-NINTH YEAR. -NO. 171. FRIDAY MAY 7, 1920 TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. CKITED PRESS LEASED WIBB. PRICE FIVE GENTS. flHHfTfl GETS BUCK FROM POST Labor Department Aide passes Alien Charge to Commissioner. Washington, May 7. Appearing before the house rules committee today to defend his official conduct In alien deportations, Louis F. Post, MjUtant secretary of the labor de- Dirtment, charged tnat Antnony Caminetti, commissioner general of immigration, had delayed action in deportations by withholding cases 10 be might compile wnat air. rost termed "an unauthorized and un lawful memoranda" recommending final action. Mr. Post declared that last March he changed the custom tnat bad grown up in the department of permitting Mr. Caminetti to make recommendations, and went direcf lo the record to make the final de cision himself. This, he argued, was the only legally authorized pro cedure. Cases File I p. At the time of the change, Mr. Post said, "scores and scores" of case had piled up in the immigra tion bureau with the result that many aliens were being held in Jail for months. "The change was not made until political offenders were arrested," remarked Chairman Campbell. "I understand your imputation," answered Mr. Post, adding that the house immigration committee by its report in deportation cases showed only a slight idea of the proceed- lagi. As assistant secretary, he said, he had canceled hundreds of warrants for deportation on the recommendation of Mr. Caminetti and Immigration inspectors. On Issuing Warrants. . Mr. post tublined -that theseere tary of labor alone was authorized bf law to issue warrants for de portation, and that he also was the oil Judge in ordering deportations. The immigration committee, he added, assumed throughout Its re port that Mr. Caminetti bad power to recommend deportations. Mr. Post said that he had found t variance between the evidence and Mr. Caminotti's memoranda and declared that the immigration com-J mittee had accepted the memoranda i and compiled a "misleading re-i port I Marrectly informed the country of 4U actions, declaring that "outside" ; aalaries paid to reporters caused them to make unfair statements. , Cannot Prove blur. Questioned bv Chairman Canin- MI, the assistant secretary said i could not prove a single "case" w reporters being influenced in tbelr articles regarding him. Chairman Campbell remarked tbat he did not know reporters had ources of income other than from ttiir papers, but Mr. Post said he bought that this was "common knowledge." Referrine to Oia "rpri" ducted by the department of Jus tice, which have resulted in 5,000 "rests since last fall, Mr. Post tes tified that the only weapons found " me Oenartmpjit npnta -sr tires revolvers, two of 22 caliber. Wy 40 of the aliens who have been rten a hearing, he said, testified t they favored use of violence m bringing about a change of gov ernment. HALE CALLED FOR CHANGING SIMS' RECORD L "e or the enale commilte in.!had adopted state-wide prohibition '"'Wine thP Simn-runiaU m. charged before the committee! by Senator Pittmn iw,,. ! rJ; Nevada, with ordering an "U0n in the rernrrl nf tha in. Wry. ti. Hal" 8id he liad directed loow i!Ury t0 8trike out a co1 Wwh between senators as to democratic members were frtri. 10 Question witnesses as ka ..." the Publicans, and that r?ttmea full responsibility for ction. Stnator Pittman said that while L deleted was not tn itself wfrjt.jalue, the principle in-o-that of "obtaining a full correct report of everything lKoitan8pir6S" waa ot ereat aiib examination of Admiral nUnuedBenSOn' retired' theB SON SYMPATHY rOR SWEDISH KING hlngt, On. May 7 PrMirinnl '"Ml today sent a message of Moti 'leuce to the king of Sweden oeatn of his daughter, the Profiteering is Held as Fundamental Cause For Prevailing High Costs Spokesman for Unions Tells Rail Labor Board Increased Labor Costs are Not Responsible for H. C. L. Washington, May 7. A study of profiteering in American industry, made under the auspices of the railway brotherhoods, was present ed to the railway labor board to day in support of the railway work ers' demands for higher pay and to refute the charge that increased labor costs are responsible for the high cost of living. Prepared by W. J. Lauck, former secretary of the war labor board, the study seeks to show that prof iteering in industry is the funda mental cause for high prices in practically all commodities. Calling attention to the many war-made millionaires, the study contends that a three-fold relation ship exists "between high prices, profiteering and the addition to the quota of millionaires," and that the increase in the wealth of the wealthy is an "unanswerable" refu tation to all attempts to charge la bor with profiteering, and to all at tempts to hold labor responsible for the high cost of living. JUenace of Future. "For, if invested wealth gets a larger return," says the study, "a larger proportion of the national income than formerly, the man who gives personal service or labor is bound to get a smaller proportion. The menace of the future lies in the probability that the vast prof its which are still held in reserve will be capitalized in order that, under the pretext of a fair return on capital, those who own them will continue to take the larger proportion of national income, even at the expense of very great suffer ing on the part of the workers, when the over-stimulation of war has passed away.' Ot thfv extraordinary iacreaae ia I the price of sugar, now amounting to 300 per cent, the study say, the increase in labor cost paid by the consumer was less tuan lo per cent In the meat packing industry, where profits were said to have in creased between 300 and 400 per cent, the labor item was shown so small that a wage increase of 100 per cent wVild add less than 5 per cent to the total cost of the meat. The increase in price between 1914 EDWARDS SEEKS 3 RESIDENCY ON WET PLATFORM BY UEKBERT Yf. WALKER, (United Press Staff Correspondent). Washington, May 7. With the le galizing of light wines and beer as his main plank, Governor Edward 1. Kdwards of New Jersey was defi nitely in the race for the Demo cratic presidential nomination to day. The announcement of his candi dacy came last night from friends of Kdwards in New York, with the assurance that he will actively par ticipate in the campaign for the nomination. waTds' dacy baa beeTTn tt. . : : .. ,k process ot lunuauuu uuhuk uib of formation last few weeks. Since his stand for light wines and beer ia New Jersey and his fight on constitutional prohibition in general through the filing of a suit ia the supreme court in bejialf ! of the state, Kdwards has received! mnv aWekls from members of ! tato parties all over the country to jinake the race, his friends said. As an indication that he will be a fac- tor at San Francisco his triends point to the strength he revealed in the primary in Michigan wmch j had adonted state-wide prohibition Imfore the constitutional pronibl- tion amendment became effective, j t'dwurila' ramiidacv. if it eaina i a.l-!the strength its backers hope for, u...nth i,a ho for n - ilt mjin a real rlanh at San Fran- Cisco with the W. J. Bryan faction. which favors insertion of a dry plank in the platform. I h Wedthcr Partly cloudy tonight Saturday fair. Not much chah;; in tempera ture. Highest yesterday, 68; lowest last night 50. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 7 miles per hour. Precipitation 24 hours, none. 12 m. I p.m. a.m. yester. yester. today Dry bulb temp. . .64' 64 52 Wet bulb temp. ..51 61 44 Relative humid... 40 41 55 Rirer stage, 8.1; a fall of .1 in the last 24 hours. River Forecast. Only slight changes in the Mis sissippi will occur from below Du buque to Muscatine. J.M.SHJ2R1KR. Meteorologist and 1918 was shown as eight times the total labor cost, and the ms price represented 25 times the total labor item. , 1'ronts in Clothes. Profits absorb approximately one half the retail price of certain kinds of cloth, the report declared, while j tne laoor item amounts to from one-fourteenth to one-twentieth of the price. Similar relations were pictured in the manufacture of men's garments. "The profit items on shoes in 1914, it was charged, absorbed nearly one-half the price paid by the consumer, or nearly three times the total labor cost, while in 1917 the profit items amounted to ap proximately three-fifths of the to tal price and over five times the total labor cost" Increases in the retail price of bituminous coal were shown at four times the increase in labor cost while the proportion of the pro ceeds of the industry received by the coal operator was shown as in creased from 75 to 400 per cent. An average of $1,200 per family of five during 1916-1917 was de clared to be probably a highly con servative estimate of the actual cost of corporate profiteering to the consumer. - Demands of Labor. Concluding his study, Mr. Lauck submitted the following general demands in the name of the rail road workers: "1. Labor in general, and rail road labor in particular, must have wage increases proportionate to advances in living costs. "2. In the present crisis, and for all time to come, producers and middlemen must be restrained .from, advancing prices in excess of increases in labor and material costs.'- - "3. Producers and middlemen must refrain from including in come and excess profits taxes in their costs and passing them on to the consumer with an added profit. "4. The principle of a living wage must be accepted and estab lished in order that normal pro duction may be restored and in- creased production hoped for in all fields of industry.' BRITISH LORDS FAVOR DRASTIC CURB FOR ERIN (Bt United Press.) London, May 7. More drastic measures to suppress disloyalty in Ireland were urged by speakers In the house of lords last nieht During debate on the Irish ques- tion, Lord Asquith suggested that the government invite the "leading intellectual" Sinn Feiners to a con ference over conditions on the is land. If the Sinn Fein refuses, he said, Great Britain will know that a state of war exists, enabling her Sinn i einism the vlinla mnml f if the oni-emmont whole power of the government Horatio Bottom ley, editor of the weekly John Bull and known tor his anti-American writings, ques tioned the government in the house of commons regarding the activi- ties of President De Valera of the otuu ia. l" wiw States, demanding that Great Bnt- ain render an official protest Andrew Bonar Law, government spokesman, saru ne was the rea teeling of the United Sutes was not represented by aemonstra- tions accorded De alera Fourteen more of the hunger " " sinning jhu ru . Wormwood-Scrubbs P"sm have been released, leaving 166 still In Jail. Many or tnose sun connnea J,",J ,7 7V, T" gone without food 17 days, it -ie reporioa. s jury investigating the shoot- affray of April 1-, in which mg tnree emiuuw r turned a -verdict of willful murder against three members of the con stabulary and seven soldiers. War rants for their arrest were issued. against three members of the con- PRIESTS ACCUSED OF STEALING ART GEMS FROM ABBEY Florence Italy May 7.-Two priests were accused today on a charge of having stolen a bust by Antonio Canova. the celebrated Ual-' ian sculptor, an altar by Luca Delia Robbia the 15th century sculptor and other art treasures from the abbey ot Arcevia. Doubles ot the original treasures were substituted by the thieves. hm r prove r pd the ANARCHISTS DAZE ITALY WITH RIOTS Gain Upper Hand in Sev eral Districts by Acts of Violence. Home, May 7. Anarchists have gained the upper hand in several districts in Italy and disorders have occurred, especially in Leghorn, where the extremists invaded the chamber of labor and committed acts of violence. Police and mili tary forces were compelled to in terfere and two persons were killed and more than 30 wounded. Sail Traffic Checked. Railway men refused to allow a train to leave Bologna until 300 carabiniers on their way to Viareg gio were taken from the cars. The strike of peasants in the lower districts of the province of Verona is becoming grave, owing to the violent measures taken by strikers. Peasants who refuse to Join in the strike are reported to have been shot and strikers are ac cused of starving cattle and threat ening death to proprietors. Strikers Born Crops. Six thousand strikers are alleged to have invaded field, setting fire to standing crops .and spreading terror among the inhabitants, who already are suffering from lack of food. Governmental authorities are tak ing energetic steps and are dis patching troops with machine guns to all 'danger points. GJRL TO SERVE 10-YEAR TERM FOR PATRICIDE IBy United Prees.) St. Louis, Mo., May 7. Ursula Broderick, 16, slayer of her father and her stepfather within the short space of three years, was yes- terday sentenced to serve 10 years in the penitentiary, following her conviction on a charge of second degree murder for killing her step father, by a Jury in juvenile court late yesterday. This was the second trial of the case. In the first trial the Jury disagreed. Neither the girl nor her mother, Mrs. Lillian Woodlock, who was jointly indicted with her, showed any signs of emotion when the ver dict was read. The girl took the stand in her own behalf and retold the story of the shooting. She claimed she was asleep on her cot at her parents home when she was suddenly awak ened by her stepfather, who dragged her to his bed and attempt- cu-l tf attar!- hoi Tn tho at PUffflfl she pulled out 'the revolver sne carried in her dress and shot Woodlock, she said. BLOOD TEST TO PROVE WHETHER GIRL IS BLACK (By United PreM.) Chicago'. May 7. The future 14 ... "ld Th0ra McCree lay in a ";ear,- r ""7 L " scfornXoed the blood test will show she ig white. Her foster par- she is a negress. he"-blueyed and straight haired-lived her life among ne narents." Mr. and groes. Her "parents," Mr. m-t-. uprated a ne- restaurant where the little girl f -.inrfriia xiKtn. amnne lived a Cinderella existence among dirty kettles and dishes, ' hpp A negress gave her the idea that she is of Caucasian extraction. So L. .i:nMJ fmm atisml and mnnrt. &rjuveQiie court, appealing ' establishine her race. for aid in establishing her race. 0rdinary nci&l tests showed . ' .,,.,., no atMin s nthilritlaQ Sfllri r flnal decision WM left t0 elab orate blood tests. Mrs. McCree em phatically claimed the girl as her . own. "Thora is half white," she said. ', "There's nothing to tell of her birth. That's sacred." Mr. McCree also claimed parent age. LADY! NO WONDER CORSETS ARE HIGH j vw ''."' - Worcester, Mass, May ..The Royal Worcester Corset company today declared a stock dividend of 200 per cent from its surplus and voted to increase its capital stock from $800,000 to J2,400,000, giving stockholders two shares of new k stock for each one share of old. i . r - KNOX'S SPEECH HELPS TO LINE SIDES IN FIGHT Proves Anew Impossibil ity of Getting Together On Treaty. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. e. May J. Pres ident W'iison has waited ia silence for the men who defeated the treaty, of Versailles in the senate to offer an alternative course of action. Senator Philander C. Knox, former secretary of state, and Re publican leader, a member of the group irreconcilably opposed to the treaty with or without reservations, has spoken in defense of the- plan to make peace by congressional resolution. Insofar as this brings out at last the lines of battle, it marks a s.ep forward toward the great contest at the noils, where the issue will be decided ; insofar as it emphasizes the hopeless dead lock between the executive and leg islative branches of the govern ment, it breathes anew the passion of personal strife and party bitter ness which has prevented agree ment for so long. The Pennsylvania senator's speech made a deep impression. It was carefully prepared and skillfully pieced together. But it was avow edly a destructive criticism an analysis of what bad been done, what might have been done, what should have been prepared at Paris. It doesn't propose any concrete or general plan for action in the face of today's situation beyond a vague suggestion for an international con ference some day wherein Euro pean nations shall be persuaded to give up the provisions of the treaty which they have already rat ified and are now executing and set up a new basis of international law. Makes Frank Statement But Senator Knox makes an hon est presentation of the viewpoint of the irreconcilables. He doesn't take refuge behind the cry for "proper reservations." He brushes aside as "untrue" all the talk about "Amer icanizing the treaty with reserva tions" indulged in by Messrs. Low den, Harding, Wood, Will Hays and others. He defines the issue exactly as Senator Hiram Johnson has so per suasively put it in his successful (Continued on Page Three) PARLEY CALLED TO DRAFT OPEN WHEAT MARKET Chicago, May 7. Called by Ju lius H. Barnes, United States wheat director, representatives of boards ot trade, country and terminal ele vator associations, grain buyers, exporters and bankers gathered here today to plan for the reestab lishment of an open market in wheat at the expiration ot the wheat guaranty act on June 1. The Chicago Board ot Trade and other exchanges made known they were anxious to resume trading in futures, but desired the government to safeguard their market, partic ularly against the pool of foreign governments which has been buy ing grain for export The board of trade urged as a remedy that the United Stages po tify the foreign governments that the embargo section of the Lever act will be used against them to prevent foreign manipulation of the market Grain dealers desired that the in terstate .commerce commission use its power under the Escn-Cum-mins transportation act to furnish an adequate number of cars to move grain in season. SPOKANE GROWTH IS AT STANDSTILL, CENSUS REVEALS Washington, May 7. Spokane, Wash., ranking as 48th city of the country in 1910, bad a decrease of 198, or .2 per cent in population in the last 10 vears an now has 104.- ! 204 persons, the census bureau an nounced today. The Washington city thus be came the first of the cities in the class or more than 100,000, thus far announced, to show a decrease. Newport Ky and Joplin, Mo., both cities of 30,000 class, are the next largest cities which have shown decreases. Between 1900 and 1910. Spokane's population increased 183.3 per cent. FRENCH REPORTED IN RETREAT FROM CHICIAN SECTOR New York, May 7. The French have retreated from Cilicia and may entirely evacuate northern Syria, according to a dispatch re- i ceived here today by the Near East Relief commission from Dr. James U Barton, its representative in ! Constantinople. ; Hadjin, which has been besieged I by Turkish forces for more than a month, now is defended only by American troops, the dispatch added. The Armenians are defend ing Aintab against assaults which began May L REDS' GRIP ON KIEV IS STILLFIRM Poles Meet Stiff Resist ance in Latest Drive to Capture City. (By United Press.) Warsaw, May 7. Bolshevik troops fighting in the defense of the city of Kiev have strengthened their resistance considerably during the last 24 hours. The battle for the possession of the city still is rag ing, according to latest dispatches. The fighting is said to be partic ularly severe northwest of the city, where the bolsheviki are using ar tillery stationed just behind the front line entrenchments. Other heavy guns are stationed in the bridgehead territory there and are directing a heavy fire against the attacking Poles and Ukrainian troops. Bring I'p More Guns. It is assumed the soviet army is bringing up artillery from east of the Dnieper river, as shell fire is gradually increasing as additional pieces are placed in position. Rail road and highway bridges in front of Kiev were destroyed by the re treating bolsheviki, but they are being rapidly repaired by the Poles. Polish gains are reported along the Dniester river, further south. Ukrainian forces are driving southward toward. Odessa, and are ported to have captured the village of Kamionka. Poles Repulsed. London, May 7. Polish troops, advancing on Kiev, were repulsed by the bolsheviki on the line of the Irpen river, it is announced in a soviet government communique, dated Thursday, received from Mos cow today. The statement reads: "In the Kiev region, at the rail way along the river Irpen, we re pulsed the enemy's advancing troops. "On the Caucasian coast four enemy ships bombarded Temryuk. but were driven off by our artillery fire." TEXAS COTTON IS RUINED BY RAINS Fort Worth, Texas, May 7. President Lyday of the Texas Farm ers' union estimated today that the rains of this week have placed the Texas cotton in the worst condi tion in its history. The flooding and washing of fields, he said, have added to the loss inflicted by the late frosts and cold. AGED ACTOR HANGS SELF IN THEATRE (By United Press.) Chicago, May 7. Sam J. Burton, Old Billiken, will not totter across the stage at the Studebaker thea tre today, clinging to the arm of a sprightly youth. He had to return for three encores yesterday. An hour later his body was found hanging in the theatre basement. Burton was 70 years old. LATE BULLETINS Trieste. May 6. (By the Associiiled Press.) A mutiny broke out in Flume at o'clock tonight a tierce battle between the carlbineers and the Arditi 1 developing. Twelve men were killed and 50 others wounded in the slruirgle. The troops in volved are those of Gabriele . d'Annunrio's forces. Indianapolis. Ind- Ma- 7. The plea in abatement tiled yes terday by Charles Tvans Hnirhes, special counsel for indicted Indiana members of the I'nited Mine Workers nf America, was overruled In I'nited States district court by Judge A. R. Anderson here to day. ew York, May ".The Bar hers' Supply Dealers' Associa tion of America, with head quarters in this rity and brunches thronirliout the I'nit ed States, prosecuted under the Sherman anti-trust act, was or-' dered dissolved today by Fed eral Judge Augustus . Hand. Rloomington. Ill, May At 1 p. m. today, the jury In the ease against Edgar A. Straase, charged wit the mur- der ef Berne M. Meade, Peoria lianker, had been oat 26 hoars. Those who have been closely following the ease now predict that the jury will fail to reach an agreement. Lincoln, I1L, May Xrn. Catherine Suedmeler, wife ot H. i. Suedneier, wealthy farm er of Chestnut, I1L, was killed tot night whea the automobile ia which they were riding wat struck by aa Illinois Central freights train. Saedaieier was . mot inland, . f BORAH PRESSES BILL TO CHECK CAMPAIGN CASH Determined to "Clean l p (J. 0. P. From "Indue Generosity ( Presidential Seekers in Ranks. BY L. C. MARTIN. (United Press Staff Correspondent.) Washington, May .7. Announc ing a determination to "clean up the Republican party," Senator Borah has set out to compel the serious attention of leaders to bis charges of undue and improper pre-convetition campaign expendi tures and activities. If Borah's plans work out the way he hopes the Republican nomi nation for president may hinge up on the question of expenditures of' money and promises, it seemed evi dent today. Starts Ball Rolling. Borah will first concentrate his energy on getting his resolution for a senatorial investigation adopted. The senate elections com mittee is expected to take it up this week. Borah hopes that Senator Kenyon, Iowa, will be named chair man of a sub-committee to investi gate. The next move probably will be to gather information concerning a large number of contests in south ern states. These contests, which are being made in practically every southern state are being paid for from some mysterious source, ac cording to Borah.'s alleged infor mation. Investigation will show, he asserts, that the contests in many cases have been "engineered" by northern politicians for pur poses of their own. South "Inlolerable." The situation in the south is "in tolerable," Borah said today. He declared he had received pleas from Republicans in that section to help them rid the party there of the influence of "carpet bag poli ticians from the north." This Borah says he intends to try to do, with a view to making the Repub lican party in the south an effective minority organization, standing ou its own feet and not swayed by the money or influence of northerners. Borah intends, he said, to have this phase of the investigation con ducted in Chicago while the Repub lican national committee is hearing the contests there, in order to bring j directly to tne attention or tne party leaders the charges concerning the contests. U. S. SENATOR THREATENED BY DUPONT, CHARGE Washington. May 7. Senator Kenyon of Iowa declared in the senate today that the E. I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. of Wilmington, nd had virtually threatened to upywnc ,,ii.jwi v.-uv..h. - Wood's campaign for the Republi can nomination for president un less Senator Moses of New Hamp shire, one of his campaign mana gers, withdrew his opposition to the dye bill now before the senate. Letter from Dupont Senator Kenyon read a letter from Charles K. Weston, manager of the company's publicity depart ment, to Senator Moses, declaring that the New Hampshire senator's opposition to the dye bill was not in accord with the expressed views of General Wood and asking for an explanation of his opposition to the measure. The letter was dated April 16. Senator Kenyon said he presented it with the permission ot both Gen eral Wood and Senator Moses, add ing that both of them resented it "Remarkable Spectacle." "Here we have the remarkable spectacle." said the senator, "of a United States senator engaged in managing a presidential campaign practically threatened as to what will happen to that campaign if he does not withdraw his opposition to a bill." The letter was presented after Senator Frelinghuysen, Republican, New Jersey, had told the senate that German interests were trying to defeat the bill. "Now that we have been told what agencies are trying to kill the measure," said Senator Kenyon. "it may be well to find out what influences are try ing to pass it." BASEBALL BULLETINS 3ATI0SAL. At Pittsburgh Chicago 0 0300101 Pittsburgh .0 0000012 At New York Brooklyn ...000100 . . New York .0 00011 . . AMERICAN. At Washington- R. H.K. 0 0 0 H.E. 0 0 0 0 R. 0 0 New York . 0 . Washington 4 . . . .-s At Boston i Phildlpbia 100300.. Boston .....100100. . At Detroit - St Louis ..010..... Detroit HI R.H.E.I . 0 0 01 . o o o: R. H. E. i . 0 0 0! . 0 0 0! R. II. E. 1 . 0 0 ! 0 0 01 SURRENDER OF CITY IS PREDICTED Rebels Also Start foi Mexico City Carranxa Flight Unverified. MTLETIXS. Juarez, Mexico, May ". On thousand revolutionary troops al ready have started on their march from here to Mexico City, and COO more will depart this afternoon, ac cording to information given out at military headquarters here at noon. San Antonio, Texas, May 7. A report considered reliable reached, here at noon that Mexican revolu tionary forces had captured Lam pasas, just south of Nuevo Laredo, had cut wire communication to the' south and were holding up a train enroute from the border to Mexico City. The rebels were said to be. enroute to Nuevo Iaredo, where, the report said, the federal forces would surrender. Iaredo, Texas, May 7. T Mexican consul in Laredo decla the rebels are not of sufficient fo to make a successful attack again the Nuevo Laredo garrison. It w reported, but not confirmed, th Charles Uzuna, with a force of fu mer federal cavalry, also was at proaching Nevo Laredo to demand its surrender. Iredo, Texas, May 7. The. mounted customs guards at Nuevo Laredo mutinied at midnight yea-i terday, declaring for the Sonorai revolution; and after an exchange, . of shots with federal troops, fled lni the direction of Colombia,. 2i miles -up the Rio Grande, according to an,.", official announcement by Mexican Consul Garcia, this afternoon. (By Associated Press.) Washington. May 7. General Murguia has been sent into the state ot Puebla to attack the forces of General Pablo Gonzales and an engagement already has occurred between the vanguard of the Car- ranzista troops and tie rebels at ' Otumba, between Mexico City and ' the city of Pueblo. Authoritative advices reaching Washington today, said Gonzales had declared that he was not in league with the Obregonistas and would resist them by force of arms. This was regarded as com plicating the situation in Mexico. Gonzales has declared martial law in Puebla City, according to these advices and has exacted a loan of 200,000 pesos from the population. Train Traffic Cheeked. Passenger traffic between Mexico City and Guadalajara has been sus pended. A passenger train on this line was attacked by rebels at Penjamo on May 5, and robbed of a considerable sum of government funds intended to be used in pay ing the soldiers at Guadalajara, where at last advices. General Dieguez had 8,000 men in his com- j mand. -1 Increased rebel activity is Te ported in tbe vicinity of Vera Cms where President Carranza's son-in-law. General Candido Aguilar, ia In command of the federal troops. Troops raeoflftrined. The state department today had no confirmation of a private mes sage received here after last mid night from Mexico City via Laredo that Carranza bad left the Mexican capital for Vera Crux. The private advices said the president left Mex ico City last night accompanied by a guard of troops under General Aguilar. " f Official advices from th Amerf can embassy at Mexico City said E. F. Greenlaw, the American, and his son, who were killed last Sat urday near Mexico City, were robbed at the same time of a part of the company's payroll amount ing to 4,500 pesos. Greenlaw was 63 years old and his son 32. Mrs. Greenlaw and a minor child are I in Mexico City. TIMBER CUTIS 75 j PER CENT NORMAL DESPITE WALKOUT Oshkosh, Wis- Hay 7. Prodne-i' fl tinn in timber camOS. SSW mills land lumber factories affected brl -I tbe strike of International Timber j j Workers, continued in excess of 761 ; I per cent ot normal, according to j ! O. T. Swn, secretary of the North-( era Hemlock and Hardwood Maa-j , ufactnrers' association. - " ; More than sixty mills in Wisron-, j sin and upper Micnigau ( a nine, according to Mr.' Swan, and .1 in no case was the strikers' de-, ii mand for as eight-hour day with t - ' 10-hour pay granted, so far as he can learn. : - v.-.- A The mill owners, Swan nays, are - j' being supported by public opinion, 1 j as the farmers ot the northern sec- ' ' I tlons oppose shorter hours because" rhA oiffht-hmir riuv wmilH nffacV -4 the already depleted supply ot farm ' '; i labor. , - i; ! it ill ill f M in .Pi I '1 Princess, altar.