Medford Mail Tribune from Medford, Oregon on July 7, 1920 · Page 1
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Medford Mail Tribune The Weather Maximum yratenlay ........97 Minimum today - SI Predictions Fair anil Continued Vnrnl. Fiftieth Year. Daily Fifteenth Year. ItEDFORD, OREGON, WKIVSKSDAY, JULY 7, 1920. NO. 91 COX LIKES SOUND OF HIS TICKET Democratic Nominee Declares "Cox and Roosevelt" Sounds Catchy Not Acquainted With Running Mate J But Likes His Style Democratic . Nominees to Confer at Once and Mao Out Campaign Spurt of , Harmony at Convention's Close. DAYTON', 0.; July 7. Governor James M- Cox, democratic candidate for president, believes the democratic vice-presidential nominee. Franklin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the flaw! will be a eood runnine mate. ' "Cox and Koosevelt. that's eatchv, isn't itf" commented the governor as he iirst learned who his associate on the ticket would be from the Asso ciated Press in his home at Trail's End. The sovernor had left his news-Dapcr office 'in the city before the vico.-presidentinl nomination was uiuiiv uuu 111a uituu iiiiu luiiiututu n. .telephone him the result. Governor Cox was sittine in re . clininsr chair in his library enjoyinc Ins pipe nnd chatting with some news paper representatives when informed of Mr. Roosevelt s nomination. lie appeared well pleased with the se lection and at once dictated to the newspapermen the congratulatory telegram which he sent to Mr. Roosc-ivolt, also the one sent to his campaign mnaagcr, E. II. Moore. The governor admitted that he was not intimately acquainted with Mr. .Roosevelt,' but declared him to be a "vigorous, ' lipstilndinft'"" courageous and- progressive -democrat." . . ii.. i..i.. ........ uv cuimauilieu itiLiii;uiuxiv mijwu .Un-n ...i . 1 -i n.l .1 W u-i Jn Ulfl I,', rvri... I dcntinl candidate, one before the na tional democratic.' committee in Chicago Inst winter nnd tho other on Americanization in Dayton. He said Mr. Roosevelt's service in Washington has given h'm a wide experience nnd n wide ncouuintuneoship. Against Class Hatred In his first public, address aflcr his nomination in Middletown las. night. Governor Cox declared in commenting upon the industrial unrest in the world, that "any attempt to ex-ploit cluss hatred is ctiuallv as dangerous as the bolshevist in Ku-lopc.'' He asserted thut the golden rule works much better than the bullet or the bavonet and that in all industrial disputes there is a middle ground uhieh tmwf be fnllnwpfl in order thut justice bo done tq all. "Those in public places must guard the freedom of the uuinv from the exploit of the few," lie said. Governor Cox said he will mnkc :io plans for the campaign until he has had an opportunity to confer with party lenders, most of whom will not get back from San Francisco until tho latter part of the week, lie said he mav go to the executive office in Columbus today or tomorrow to clean up work there. Tho governor indicated in his telegram of acceptance to Convention Chairman Robinson that he would make an active campaign, rather tiuin the "front porch" nricty planned by (Tic republican nominee. SAX KRAXCISCO. July 7 Delegates to the democratic national contention, their work dond and tho big galhcring adjourned in a last roar of enthusiasm for the pnrty standard bearers. Governor James M. Cox of Ohio and Franklin P. Roosevelt of New York, wore scrambling todav for (Continued on Page Six) JOHN NEFF KILLED IN John Xcff, the lO-Ycaf-old son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Porter J. Ncff was killed today when he fell from a tree in the Miller orchard nenr Jacksonville upon the pruning shears he had len using, tho blade of the latter passing through his chest and pone-tinting the lung. The unfortunate voiing man was hurried to the Sacred Heart hospital, where everything risible was done lor him, but he died in about nn hour, following a severe hemorrhage of the lung". Xo cause for the accident is known, it being presumed the voung man missed his footipjr and fell, the prun LEGION INVITES COX HID HARDING SPEAK ST. LOUIS, July 7. Governor James M. Cox has been invited to speak from the same plat- form with Senator Warren (1. Harding here July 25 at the dedi- catorv ceremonies of a war lie- roes memorial cemetery. The in vitation was telegraphed to Governor Cox todav by the local branch of the American Legion, and emphasized the affair as non-politicul. DAYTOX. 0.. Julv 7. Gov- cruor Cox todav wired the St. Louis branch, American Legion, that it will be impossible, bc- cause of pressing business at home for him to accept tho in- vitation to speak with Senator Harding, his republican oppo- ncnt, bit the dedicatory cerc- monies, July 25. He expressed keen regret at not being uble to accept the invitation. The governor said ho would make no speaking engagements before conferring with national campaign managers. .CHICAGO, July 7. The senate committee investigating pre-cpnven-tion expenditures resumod its ses sions here today, with . Jake Babler, republican national committeeman from Missouri as the first witness. ,JBablex, who. gave part of hi testimony in Washington last month, is the man who distributed the Lowden campaign funds in Missouri. He op ened today's session by reading a 4000 word prepared statement item izing his expenditures in the Lowden campaign. He received S16,lo4, he said, and accounted for expenditures of $16,621. Senator Kcnyon, chairman of the committee, is presiding at the session which Is expected to laBt three or four days. The full committee, in cluding Senators Reed, Spencer, Edge and Pomerene, is here. William Armstrong, Chicago law yer, presented a mass of documentary evidence, which ho said would "prove that Attorney Goneral A. Mitchell Palmer had abused the powor of his office in order to influence delegates to tho democratic national convention." Mr. Armstrong told tho committee tho documents would show Mr. Pal mer had advocated pardons for criminals and prevented tho gathering of evideace In cases whore there were cases of defrauding tho government. Senator Kenyon said the commit tee would decide later whother Arm strong shall be called as a witness. PRESIDENT TO REMAIN AT WHITE HOUSE THIS YEAR WASHINGTON, Julv 7. President Wilson docs not now plan to spend any part of the summer uwuv from Washington, it was stated todav at le White House (is ho docs not find the weather here uncomfortable. Haqen Beats Frenchman. YKRSAILLKS, Julv 7. (Hv the Associated l'ress) Walter llagen the American professional, won tlr. French open golf championship on the links here today. Hugen defeated Ln fittc, his French, in the play-off of their tie. ORCHARD BY P ing shears falling below him and sticking upright in the ground aud upon which he was impaled. John Ncff was the only son of At torney and Mrs. 1'. J. Ncff. the family, being one of the best known families in Medford. He had been attendim." school in Los Angeles and was spending his summer vacation in this e'lv. Recently he joined a thinning crew at the Miller ranch and had been working there only a short time. The accident is the first .of its kind in the vnllev and the news of the trngedv cast a cloud of gloom over the entire community. Funeral arrangements will be atmounecd later, i 11 w E G.O.P.TICKET Senator Johnson Issues Statement Explaininq His Allegiance to the Republican Party Claims G. 0. P. Platform Flatly Repudiates Wilson's Lrjgue of Nations Disregards Plank in Democratic Platform Endorsina Lodge. SAX FliAXCISCO, Julv 7 Support of the republican party "with a candidate standing four-suuare upon the platform," is the only choice left "those who believe in safeguarding, protecting and preserving our Americanism," Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California, declared in a statcnicnl at his home here today. "For more than a vear the contest over the president's League of Nations has been waged in congress," Senator Johnson's statement said. "It has been the all-engrossing paramount Lsue. Of necessity, this issue runic to the conventions of the two great political parties. Doth the republicans and democrats, in their platforms, have indulged in the usual political verbosity, but nevertheless these platforms in direct opposition to each other sharply define aim clearly present the question for do eision in the November election. "The republicans were asked to insert in their platform a plunk presented by Murray Crane of Massachusetts, nnd the League to F.nforce Peace, declaring for tho president's covenant of the League of Nations with 'proper resummons.' Emphatically this wiis rejected. .Wilson Repudiated- .-- "In its stead tho republican party declared that the president's covenant 'failed signally to accomplish' its asserted purpose nnd contained stipulations not only intolerable for an independefl' people but ccrtainlto produce the injustice, hostility and controversy nmong nations which it proposed to prevent nnd 'repudiated to a degree wholly unnecessary and unjustifiable the time-honored poli cies in favor- of pence declared by Washington, Jefferson and Monrie. "The republican party stands t hoi forc, firmly against the prcsiden'.'s covenant as presented, denounces it as breeding war rather than promol ing pence, and re-affirms the limn honored, niition-old policies of Wash inglon, Jefferson nnd Monroe. Dodges Wulsli Plunk "The democratic party, on the other hand, rejected every effort to modii'v or diialifv the president's- proposed Llmguo ot Nations, endorsed tin president's attitude and took its po sition in favor of the league as pre sented. It is true t-- the demo crats in effort to placate, sav something about reservations which might make clearer or more specific the obligations of the United States, but the language is meaningless and don not at nil alter the essential position of the democratic party for the league as presented. "Tho two parties acted in similar fashion in one respect, but for different reason". Ilotb rejected tin pleas for adoption of the league will. reservations, the democrats because they were for the league as present ed and the republicans because no reservations devised bv the human mind could anticipate the contin gencies which might ar'se in the fu tare from an instrument of such potential possibilities for harm. Only One Choice "Thus the issue finally comes from the forum of congress to the final arbitrament of the American people. The overshadowing question in the campaign, therefore, is whether we enter the maelstrom of Kiiropenn anil Asiatic pontics and iliiuonuicv aiiu become a part of the cynical im pcrinlism of the old world, or whether America shall live her life in her own wnv with independence unlettered, mindful always of her obli gations to humanity nnd civilization, hut free to net ns each crisis shall arise and maintaining always th policy of Washington and Jeffersoa and Monroe, of friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none. "With a candidate standing four-square upon the platform, the issue leaves those who believe in Ailc-guarding, protecting nnd preserving our Americanism, but one choice, nrni that is to support the republican port v." Don ColvlK of Yreka. was a Med- fprd, visitor today. 0 FARW1EK BUYS BASE BALL GROUNDS TO STOP SUNDAY GAME i FAYETTE CliY. , Pa.. Julv 7. The controversy between church people atid the management of an independent baseball team here over the question of Sunday baseball was settled today when Andrew Drown, wealthy farmer and well known churchman, announced thut he had leased the mil v available baseball grounds in this region. Mr. Drown posted trespass notices at the ball grounds todav and announced that while Sunday games were banned he would help finance the team for week day games. IS JUBILANT AT; Colonel Watterson Declares the Nomination of Ohio Governor Will Revitalize Democracy Sportinq World Delighted Jake Duubcrt and Tex Ricard Congratulate. DAYTON. 0., July 7. Oovcrncr Cox, the democratic, candidiilo for president, was busv today at his newspaper office trying to rend a portion of the thousands of congratulatory telegrams, which have been pouring in. He arrived. at. the office at fl:30 fresh and energetic. With him pursuing: the telegrams was Colonel George II. Wood, his former adjutant general. One of ihc most highly prized felicitations came from Colonel Hcnrv Watterson. The governor said he wn particularly pleased over it because Colonel Wiiltersion represented to hbn the ideal iournnlist. ' Colonel Walter-son's telegram said: ""Your nomination rc-vitalized democracy. It will stir the democratic heart of the nation with a reflection of the triumphant past and the forecast of a radiant future. To the bosom of one old Kentuckian it brings a flood of fighting memories alon? with tho assurance of glorious vie. tory." Another highly prized mcssige came from Jake Daubert of tho Cin. ciiinati lieds. It said: " 'It was in the stars that the Reds should win the pennant:' it is in (be stars that vou should be president." The first part of the message war the governor's own language in congratulating the Weds on winning the pennant. Tex Kicnrd. boxing pro moter, also sent congratulations. The governor and Dr. Nicholas Murray Duller, who was a candidate for the republican nomination, haft nlnycd golf together at Augusta, (la In his message of congratulations, Dr. Duller advised him not to "let politics entirely cut out golf." Governor Cox is a golf enthusiast He will address contenders in (he Ohm golf tournament today nt n din ner at the Dnvton country club. SEVENTH ARREST WASHINGTON, July 7. Tho sev- cnlh arrest In connection with the alleged conspiracy of some omploycs or tho war rlHk bureau to defraud din allied soldiers was coupled with i report today Hint a few arrests-would bo made in other cities. Tho latest arrest was that of (Jeorge W. Seitz of Washington, 2 NEGROES BURNED AT STAKE, PARIS, TEXAS PARIS, Texas, July 7. Parln is quiet today and dangor of race strife, reports of which .-aimed armed volunteers tn patrol tho streets last night after Irving and Herman Arthur, negroes had been burned at one stake, appear to have passed. The pa'.iols have been withdrawn and rondlllori) arc apparently normal. I MARS HENRY X SELECTION REVOLUTION IS ON AGAIN IN MEXICO After Brief Respite Mexican National Sport Is Resumed General Gon zales Revolts and Captures Coal Mines Opposite Fiafe Pass- Osiuia and Aqadir Also In Rebellion Twelve Bridges South of Mon dora Are Burned. WASHINGTON. Julv 7. ficvolu tionnry movements in various part of Mexico were reported in advices received at the stale department from American officials in that country. The movements apparently are unrelated and of minor importance. I oiisul mocker ot l icdras Negras, opposite Kagle Pass, telegraphed tb department that General liichurdo Gonzales, a nephew of General l'ubl Gonzales, with a force estimated at between fifty to two hundred mill had revolted July 4 and hud advanced as far north as llerrolerran, when Ihev arc now holding coal mines. Federal General Morales left Tic dm Negras last night with '200 sol diers to attack hc revolting force. The American consul at Tampico wired that it was officially acknowl edged that Cnrlos Osiuia and General !,arrabc Agadir were in rebellion. General Osunn is reported lo ho be tween Tampico and Monlcrcv, and General Agadir on the San I'otost line. There also were reports at Piedr Negras that General Jesus Guajard bad revolted nt Gomca- I'alacio, nenr Torreon, with ,'100 men and had advanced toward the American border. General Cordena, who was appoint cd military governor of Cnaliuiln by General Pablo Gonzales during 111 revolt at Mexico Citv and who was re placed by the Obregonistn governor. General Luis Gonzales, is reported to be under arrest at Picdras Negras KAGI.K PASS, Texas, Julv 7. Henorts that twclw bridges had been burned in Mexico south of Monclova gavo rise hero todav of rumors that n new revolution hud broken out In the southern republic. Adolfo Gon zales is said to head the new move ment. "BABE RUTH" IS T Pltll.AMKI.PI II A. July 7. "Pcih Ituth, chnmptoii home run hitter of the New iork American league baseball team was slightly injured in an automobile accident near Wawa, P. early today. . Tl,e K..l V, (.., ,.lv,l Washington vcslcrdav and Ruth, his wife nnd three other New York players were motoring lo New York. Their team was not scheduled to plnv todn y. Kuth was at Iho wheel of his big touring car. In rounding a sharp curve near Wawn the car overturned. The Kuth party was thrown out !n a lonely section lit 2 a. in. Making their wnv to ii farm bousi thev had their injuries dressed and were brought to Philadelphia It, another motor car. Later they tool n Initn for Votir Vitclr The Kuth ear was badly smashrd. It was hauleil to u garage in Med'n, Pa., not far from the seeno of tin ii ecldertt. "Sell it for what vou can get for it, iciiiii is sm ill to have told the pro prietor, "I'm through with it." oregSIlegates IN MEDFORD TODAY .. Dl'NSMnit. : Calif.. Jn!v 7. Special to Medford Mail Tribune The Oregon delegation to tho democratic convention is on the third section of M, -passing through Medford at 3:.'I0 todav- J. W. MORKOW. Tha above message was received at 1 :.'l(l p. m. today. Friends of the members of the Oregon delegation mil all democrats are Urged to bo at the (ruin Ht 0:20, , . ' A WARSAW, Julv 7 (Dv the Associated Press) Along a front of approximately 720 miles the Russian bolshcviki luivj launched the greatest attack they have ever hurled against the Polish lines. On the northern nnd southern flanks tho Poles are retiring in the face of superior eneinv forces, being faced with the necessity of shortening; their line. LONDON. July 7 The fortress of liovno, one of the famous triangle of fortresses in Yolhynin, to the east of Dubno and Lutsk, has fallen into bol shevik hands, it is announced in n soviet coiuniuniuiie from Moscow today. In capturing Rovno from the Poles tho bolshcviki took 1,000 prisoners, two armored trains, two ' tanks, two six-inch guns and u train with n locomotive. s KILLED BY COURT t Tho cause of good roads in Jack-sou county was given a bad blow for a year or so when the supreme court of the stnte rendered u decision in another enso yesterday at Salcin which knocked out the $500,000 county road bond issuo which passed .it tho rocont election so overwhelmingly beeiiuse of tho two per cent limitation liuv. : : '"' ." " Tho news was brought hack to the city this forenoon by County Judge Gardner and County Commissioners Simpson and Owens on their arrival from Salem to which city they had gone to sec about pushing the proposed new Crater Lake road between Medford and Trail, on which it had been practically decided to expand $2110,000 of the $'00,I00 bund issue. This means that this project, as we.i! as some other contemplated road improvements to bo pnid for out of tlilt bond issue, will have to be abandoned until they can bo financed otherwise. The supreme court decision was given in the litigation relative to (be recent road bond issuo authorized bv vote of tho people of Clackamas county because it exceeds tho 2 per cent limitation fixed by the legislaluro of 101,1, the issue not being valid, according to an opinion written by Justice Durnett and handed down by tlie court Tuesday morning. The opinion was based on a demurrer filed bv the county court and county commissioners of Clackanuiri county to an original mandamus 'proceeding brought bv W. P. llawlcv of Oregon Citv to compel delivery of n block of $70,000 of the issue which had been bid in bv llawlcv. The demurrer is sustained bv the court n,id tho miindnmus proceeding is dismissed. POPULATION 7,387 WASHINGTON, July 7. Census rot urna aro reported as follows; ; Pendleton, Oro., 7387, Increase 2027 or B...B per cent. Holyoke. Mass., 60,203, lncroaao 2473 or B.4 per cent. Chanitto, Kas., 10,286, lncroaao 10W or por cent. BRITISH PAPERS REFUSE TO TAKE U. S. CAMPAIGN VERY SERIOUSLY LONDON", Julv 7. New ers of London, in comiucntinz on the ('111 - rairo and San Francisco convention this niorniiiL'. devote moro attention to future relations between the Unit ed Stnles and (Ireat Hritain than iipcn tbo bearimr the conventions will have on tho domestic affairs of America. "Thnro is nothing in the declaifd policy of either Mr. Cox or Mr. Ilard-ini to disturb the most) cordial rela tions lietwcon the two countries," sav the Morninir Post. . Several journals warn tho people her? not to take a too serious view ANT-SUEFS ENJOIN THE Secy, of State Colbv Enjoined From Issuina Proclamation Declaring Suffrage Amendment Ratified Claim Ratification by West Viroinla Illegal Because Accomplished by Fraud Move Is Surprise to Suf-franettes. . ' WAWSHItXGTO.V. July 7. proceedings asking that Bainbrldge Col-hy, secretary of state,' be enjoined from issuing any proclamation, declaring tho suffrage amendment ratified were instituted in tho District of Columbia supremo court today by Charles S. Fairchlld of New Yortt, president ot tho American Constitutional league. . .. Mr. Falrchild also seeks to prevouc Attorney floral Palmer from: on-forcing ttio amendment. Justice Dailey issued a rule on Secretary Colby and the attorney general to show cause July 13 why tho motion should not bo granted. Tho basis of tho proceedings is tho cicim that the latiflcatlon of tho amendment by the West Virginia-legislature, was Illegal because accomplished by fraud and that the proposed ratification by the Tennessoe legislature, also would be Illegal on tho around that the legislature lacked authority under the state's constitution to act on tho measure. . . k' Only 35 states have ratified ' tha amondment and as ratification by one other is necessury the attack on the amendments thru tho courts at thla time came as a surpiiso .In giiffrago circles here. An attack on the legality or the action of, the Tennessee legislature had- been expected but not until the legislature actually had toted. . . ' i- South Carolina Call .. . ?. , KALEIGH, S. C, July 7 Governor. Dickebt ot North Carolina today Is sued a call for a special-session of tha legislature for August 10, at which ratification of the suffrage '"'amendment will be considered. , ... . , Governor Bickett did not mention suffrage In the call for the special session but he has telegraphed President Wilson that he will recommend lo the Bpoclal session that the amendment be ratified. ' '' A 1.11, l,., 1 - - 1 - - 1 . . . . ' n. unier hrhi is iuukuu lor -uy siuie , officials. Tho North Carolina branch of tho Rejection league has beon very active for a month and thousands of citizens have pledged their opposition ' to rntmcallon. ; -, Tho national women's party ali ready has workers on tho ground. .- DAYTON, O., July 7. Governor. .Inmnfl M Cnif Inn HnmnKrnlln mimII. date for president today expressed his , opinion that It Ib the duty of the Louisiana legislature to ratify 'the woman suff.oge amendment Immediately. ''"' Tho democratic candidate's ' expressed view on suffrage ratification . was contained In a telegram -replying to Frank J. Looney, chairman of the democratic state central committee' ' ot Louisiana, ln which he was asked' to express his views to the assembly on ratification of the equal suffrage amondment. ;, Tho govornor's reply was: "I have your wire as chairman ot the democratic state central committee of Louisiana on the subject of tho ratification of the suffrage amendment by tho general assembly. I can only express my opinion. It is that tho legislature owes It as a duty to the domocratlc party to ratify at once." ' of utterances ip'itabio durine tha canmniun bv "certain irroups in tha United Slates who mako twistinu the hon's tail a favorite amusement." Most newspapers touch very liorlif ly, or ignore, the Irish plank adopted at San Francisco, hut the Sfornine Post remarks: , - . "American politicians do not scrapie to servo their own ends bv resort inn to expedients which they know are offensive to the Hritish nation, Wo believe the Irish resolution doos not cut very much ice as it stands." AMENDMENT

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