Arkansas City Daily Traveler from Arkansas City, Kansas on August 21, 1919 · Page 1
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-rn I Q r:" rS rfm fifv, OKLAHOMA WLWTIIEIi ,," :".y r!m:dj- to clondy tonight and - iT .. i. via KANSAS WXliTZli:i& i Fair tonight and Friday; warroer tonight In west and north central portions. - ' I t r h i 1 1 v. t. f ' ; l ! I ,UI2E TEN PAGES TODAY ARKANSAS CITY KANSAS, - THURSDAY TEN PAGES TODAY NUMBER 223 w': 11 I i ,f (7- if J 1 1 j ii i HTinm nrv julu u ur Sr fi. mm 1 ' uLliji I SLIflW ITT j Republicans Announce Are Ready For a Vote. INTEND TO FIGHT IT 'President Answers 20 Questions of Senator Fall. CANT DECLARE PEACE Senator Fernald, of Maine, Attacks thc-Kenyon and Thc KendWck Con- , ' trol Measures. -. Washington, Aug. 21. Democratic, senate leaders apparently divided over the. expediency of the compromise proposal for, peace treaty reservations separate from, the artifica-tlon, decided today not to press for Action the resolution of Senator Pittman of Nevada, democrat, em-- bodying the compromise plat. The impression was, given that the measure probably would be permitted to ie over indefinitely. The decision wa3 taken after Senator Pittman had made it clear that in introducing the resolution he acted on his own initiative and after Senator Hitchcock, the administration, leader, had indicated that it . was not to be regarded as inspired by the administration that it was . , not 4,6 be - regarded as - inspired by the administration. Meantime the .republican leaders said they were ready, for a vote declaring the republican group, which favors reservations wants them incorporated In the ratification itself and would line up against the resolution. -'. : In . a formal statement Senator Pittman1 said he had not abandoned his purpose to press his resolution later and would attempt, to get action as soon as possible. -'My(5. resolution -went over under Ihe Tulas," said Senator Pittman, -"subject to being called up by me at any time. I did not call it up today.hecause a number of senators requested-aw opportunity to examine e0lutten' '.It.- Intend to attenpt .to- obtain earliest" po3sibleT action. 'r It was introduced for the pur-; i , Lwenlg the . fatlBcsttlon of the- treaty. v I. Interpreted the presi ' dent's statements at the conference with . the foreign relations commit ... tee to meau that he and the othe-fromers of the. covenant gave to. the articles mentioned in, my resolution substantially , the same interpretation that t. . is attempted tobe given in the resolution. As I have stated before, the president had no ..'knowledge of the resolution or of its in- , tirdnction. v Other entente nations I'.t loubtles have no "hesitancy in Kv s -ing resolutions of similary- pur '"'J all thoo countries pass- a . ii ir resolution to the one I in- tfodurrd it will constitute a pledge 1 ...of rp.clv of theso cotin.ries to give ihe ronstruction set forth in the resolution, 'whenever the construction of puch j articles may arise in the future. " .These nations should all adopt the resolution before we act upon ;ilo' trealy.y then the debate upon reservations 'would be avoided and tho; treaty, could, be immediately rattriffl without change. "Thcy.ftris the reasons why early rifii should -be taken." .. While the group of republican re-servaUonists : led by Senator . Mo-Nary 5. indicated that . they would stand together-for reservations in the final ratification some of them were not sure thtt In the meantime they 'would not favor the Pittman plan as a step in the right direction. Washington, 'Aug 21- - President Wilson as not the power to declare icace by proclamation nor could he consent in any circumstances to take ?nch a course prior to the ratification tof a; formal reaty of peace by the senate. - . Ths picsident so wrote Fcnator Fall today In answer , to one -of the twenty written Questions the senator presonte.i at the white house conference. Tuesday. Replying to another question thf jx-f fident" said th: - provision of the treaty that it should come into fore1 after ratification by by Germany and three of tho principal associated pow er find that, it, Vas - "questionable r hether" it can b itald that. lh I o zv of nations is in sny true senw r; ented hy the , association ot only of the principal allied and associated governments.". v -k .1 Conditions i f.-. As to the question - of. when nor ; r.l cnn1itiona 'Wight. -be restored. t!.e rr silent sain he could only ex ! e.-- t;v? connaent opinion that ira-. !:;tf ratification of the treaty and ; .3 of the covenant of .th .re rs vi men would "certainly .IV.1-. nar future reduce . the :f f livinsr." both h this country ..brn.- l. through the restoration T r:i ..'ion and ; commerce to Tn " airr Fall's' question relate : .7 Ii?-ostion of Germany's ?t, the president said the i :?nt i' tbe treaty conveyed ; j th?" allies" or associate! t r.-, rely "intrusts, dlsposi-' ? -i -riiory in question to t :.::v.c;.ition in fivo 1 : ";:i 3?.-ciatfd her rights and titles to her overseas possessions is hant similarly , to operate as vesting in those powers a truteeship with reSpect to their final disposition and government." V The president's letter follows: My Dear Senator Fall You left jesterday in my hands certain written questions which I promised you I would answer. I am hastening to fulfill that promise. ' : . . I feel constrained to say in reply to your first question not only that in my judgment I have not the power by proclamation to declars that peace exists, but that I could in no circumstances consent to take such a course prior to the rat if ica-cation of formal treaty of peace. I feel it due to perfect frankness to say that it-would,- in my opinion put -a stain upon our national honor which we never could efface, if after: sending our men to the battle field to fight the common cause, w? should abandon .our associates in the war in the settlement of the terms of peace and dissociate ourselves from all responsibility witlr regard Jo those terms. J resnectfully suggest that, having said this, I have in effect answered also your second, third and fourth question?, so far as I myself am concerned. '. Permit me to - answer your fifth question by saying that the provisions of the treaty to which you refer operate merely to establish peace between the powers ratifying, and that it i3 questionable whether . it can be said that -the league olf nations is in any" true sense created by the association of only three of 'the allied and associated governments. In reply to your sixth question I can only express the confident opinion that the immediate adoption of the treaty along: with the articles of the covenant of the league as written-would certainly within the near future reduce the cost of living to their normal strength and freedom. For your convenience I will number the remaining paragraphs of this letter as the questions to which they are intended to reply are riunibered. 7. I have no official information as to whether Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland or Switzerland will join the league. I-answered your eighth question in reply to a question asked me at our conference the other day.. (This question referred to licensing of exports to Germany.). 9. In February 1917 Spain was requested to take charge of American interests in Germany through her diplomatic and consular representatives and ino . other arrangement has since been made. ' . - 10. The committee to prepare for organization of the league for the establishment "of the seat ( "of the league, and for the proceedings of the first meeting--of the f assembly, .has beenppointed, 5bitt lias not- re ported. -- 11. Article 118 of the peace treaty, nart four, under which Germany renounces all her rights to territory fprmerly belonging to herself or to her allies, was understood, so far as special provision was not made in the treaty itself for its disposition, as constituting the principal allied and associated powers as the authority by which such disposition-should ultimatelyjbe determined. It conveys no title to those powers, but merely entrusts the disposition of the territory in question to. their decision.- - , 12. Germany's renunciation in" favor of the principal allied and associated powers of her rights and titles to her overseas possessions, is meant similarly to operate as vesting in those powers a trustee-ship with respect of their final disposition and government. 13. There has been a provisional. agreement as to the disposition of these overseas possessions, whose confirmation and execution is dependent upon the approval of the leagua of nations, and the United States is a I party to that provisional agreement. . .14 The only agreement between France and Great Britain with re-tird to African territory of whicf-' I am cognizant, concerning the redis-position of rights already possessed by those countries on that continent. The provisional agreement referrel to in the preceding paragraph covers all the German overseas possessions in-Africa as well as eleswhere 15 It "waft deem 2d wise that the United States should be represented bv one member of the commission for settling the new frontier line, of '..Belgium and Germany, because of the universal opinion that America's representative would add to thf commission a useful elenlent of entirety disinterested judgment. - " .17 -Th? chqjce of the commission for the Saar. basin was , left to the council, of h lefigue of -r nations, bveause the Sarr basin is for fifteen years to be directly under the car j and direction of the league of na tions. ,. - "'" .--;, 'y-. , 18 Artie!? 83 does in ' effect .provide that five of the members of the commission of seven to fix ' tb' "boundaries between Poland and Oeho-Slovakiaf" should be nominated by certain -countries "because iharr ore five prfncipnl "allied and associated powers and the nomination o five representatives of those pnw ers necessarily nutans the nomin? tiou of one representative by eac of those powers. 1 9 No such commission has ye been appointed. (The. commtsior referred to ir that for tin fixing o the Polish boundaries) : " 20lt was d3?medr wise that the United States should have a representative on the commission st-t ur to exercise authority over the plebi cite of Silesia for the same reason that I "have gjven' with re-card tf the commission for settling the frontier line of "Relcinm and Germany. TlHr dust Askevl i . WasMnctou, Auc. 21 President n "" - 1 Wil?on i?" asked in a resolution ln-1 trodnced to ." V by Representative) . , (Continued oa Page 10) STER FROM IXIGD FILES: OBJECTIONS PrbUaerssing of Border &y iimerican 1 roops. -. - " " -- - -"-.f ' ASK S WITHDRAWAL Captain Matlack Captures f Two Mexican Bandits. ONE REPORTED KILLED Gen. Pruneda Gives Aid. Expedition Resumed the Trail Again ; at 7 Dawn Today. Mexico Protests (Invasi9:i -Washington, Aug. 21. The. MexT lean ambassador here has been instructed by his government to protest to the state department agains: the dispatch of American troops across .the border and to request their withdrawal, according to a statement issuetl at Meico City, yesterday. . ' r :. Mexican. 'Ambassador Protests Protest against the entry of Ameri can troops into Mexico, in search of . bandits, who held two American army officers for ransom, togeth?r with, a request that they be withdrawn immediately, was -made to the istfcte deriirtnienn 'today by the Mexican, ambassador. The ambassador acted on instructions from his government." It was announced at the. state department that no answer. to the protest would be made today. While' no announcement regarding the movement of the American forces was made there wers indica-tions that the Mexican protest would cot hasten their withdrawal. The troops went in on a "hot trail" and were' rrot expected to return until tho bandits either had been captured or the trail had become cold. The statement as received here today said:- - ' "Two aviators of the army of the United States, through error, so they state, . flew over our territory, landing approximately '112 kilometers to the south of the frontier, where th ey . were-' captu red ?l by a band of twenty bandits. They have now been liberated. "Some troops of the Eighth cavalry - of the United : States crossed the frontier in pursuit of. the; out laws. The department of foreign ; relations gave instructions at once to" our embassy in Washington to make appropriate representations, protesting and requesting the immediate withdrawal of the invading troops." Marfa, Texas. Aug. 21. One bandit was believed to have been killed and two others made prisoners since American troops crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico Tuesday ; morning. A report i received here last night told of an American cavalry : sergeant, who rode to the border after dark and reported that CaDtain Leonard Matlack of the ! Eighth cavalry had captured two bandits, believed to have been implicated in the capture of the aviators ; Peterson and Davis. Neither man was Kenteria, the bandit leader he said. One " Mexican was killed Tuesday when American aviators returned their- fire when they saw three bandits .near the border, one of . whom was seen to fall with his horse. The American troops slept last night on the trails , of the bandits after losing them in Tuesday's torrential rains, picking up the trails again yesterday. General Pruneda" with approxi mately 240 Carranza cavalry troops camped for the night near Cuchillo f Prado, forty miles up to Conchos river from the base at Ojinaga. They left OJinaga last night to take Hhe field in pursuit of the bandits. American, pack trains and other units crossed and re-crossJ the-path of the Caxranza troops without friction according to reports from the field. Mexican Consul Cosme Bengechea at Presidio, Tex., announced. that. the Pruneda troops were attempting the'! same object as the American troops - to run down and capture the bandits. He said he anticipated no trouble between the two. bodies of troops in the field. He also denied etiieo Cano the bandit leader in Ojinaga district, was made captain of the Carranza column stationed at San Jose, opposite Indio, Tex., on the Rio Grande. - v ' Major General J. T. Dickihan, the commander of the Southern department, was expected here- today to inspect: the troops in the ! Big Bend district. . . - - ' - - Troops Move at Dawn Marfa, Texas. Aug. 21. -As soon as it. was 'sufficiently lights this J morning to follow the trails, the American punitive 1 expedition in Mexico took up the bandit chase for the third oay. One column picked up the hot trail of two bandits believed -to hve been companions of the two captured late yesterday by Captain Matlack. " ' .Pursue in Ituggetl Cowiitry ' - .According to an unofficial report brought to the Rio Grande . last night, the pursuit is continuing over mountain, peaks, down steep slopes i . . n . . .... . f . ... J f u lulu"f"- ' irrlsateMittle grazing patches of the; onutam farmers. At sunrise airplanes left here for ' I Presi.lio, sixty rules south,' ' Where j II a flying base for the expedition has j -been established, . . - ; 4 f ;. Landing there and: getting gaso- j Imp and mi: the airnbiifs flow girnee the -Rio Grande and along the Conchos river to pick up the trails. The cavalry resumed its work of scout ing. Cavalry columns are searching every , canyon which could possibly -.41. Y,,:ir. - .iu;rt.i.. txic uauuiis. r ( .'s'"l The work of the aviators is considered extremely dangerous, because there are few landing fields in Mexico. It is necessary to fly low, ;Where the bandits may fire on the aviators as they did on Tuesday. ' Fliers returning- long after dark last night to headquarters here reported many narrow escapes. One aviator ,' had flown down a narrow canyon under a shelving rock to see if the bandits. were finding concealment from the . aviators under a shelf.. Another . came in witlvhis face covered by red blotches, caused by driving through a hailstorm in Mexico at high speed. Aviators located all American columns in Mexico yesterday. ' The fliers also found the Mexican federal column under General Antonio Pruneda near Cuchillo Prado. .Few landingswere made in Mexico. When the filers left this morning they, carried news bulletins furnished by The v . Associated Press hich they planned to drop for each cavalry troop operating in Mexico. Laiighorne Asks Aid Marfa, Texas,. Aug. 21. -Colonel Langhorne, American commander in the Big Bend district, today suggested to Cosme Bengoecha Mexican consul at Presidio, Texas, that the consul communication with General Pruneda, Mexican commander, who now is near Cuchillo Prado and suggest to Pruneda that American and, Mexican troops co-operate in pursuing the bandits who captured Aviators Davis and Peterson. ; Colonel Langhorne informed the consul that it was easier for American froopsto pursue the bandits thair for the Mexican trodps because of an early start" and the availability of, greater facilities. Hud ,0OO Pistol Cartridges Nogales, Arizona, Aug. 21 United 'TatelligenJce office .. arrested: M. J. ;Daominguez. three miles north of nere, with 6,000 rounds of revolver ammunition in his possession, t DomigueK is a paymaster in the Mexican army anr is said to be a member of the statl of Governor Callus of Sonora. Tampico Bandits Arrested Laredo, Tex.,-Aug. 21. Mexican bandits who robbed the American sailors in a launch from the U. S S. Cheyenne, off-Tampico early in July have been arrested by Carranza secret police in Dona Cecilia, a suburb . of -Tampico according to information received here today : Uandits Are Executed. , Galyesf6nTeiat;Aug21Sevii of the Mexican-bandits who robbed sailors from the United, States cruiser Cheyenne off Tauipico last month have been apprehended and 'put to death by-the Carranza authorities, ac cording to an official s report from General Pablo Gonbales to Mexican Consul Meade Fierro here, made pub lie today. -The report states . the bandits had property, of the sailors in their 'possession. STILL DISC U.SSLNU IT JI.C.Ij. is the Topic at Missouri" Ite- tailers 3Ieeting Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 21.- Before the annual convention of, the Retail Merchants' Association of Missouri, in session here this week, the increased cost of living is the chief topic of discussion. About-150 delegates are attending. The generate expression of the delegates is that every assistance will be given to federal and state authorities in locating profiteers, retail or wholesale, and in fixing responsibility for. existing living conditions. In addressing the opening session of the convention, Acting Governor Crossley of Missouri said he was inclined, to believe that the retail dealer, generally speaking, was not profiteering, adding tha fthere are black sheep in every, flock, however."-."- ' -: .. . ; -Officers of the association are: President, Henry C. Lutz, St. Louis; and secretary. E. W Long, Kansas Citj-. . - ... ' -' .: I ; . 3Ioney Belonged to Prisonei-s London, Wednesday, Aug. 20. A Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph says it it believed that . the twenty million 'marksr an attempt to smuggle which from Berlin to. Switzerland was frustrated by policemen in person has been arrested- in connection with the attempt to take the money from the country. Berlin, Aug. 20. (By the Associated Press)-- The mystery" surrounding the identity 'of jhe individuals involved; in an attempt t6 . smuggle 20,000,000 marks across the 'German-Swiss frontier H approaching solution, according to reports , from Weimar, wKere. Chief., of- Police Ernest pt Eerlin, is conferring with cabinet ministers. v - . . Police, authorities claim to have. under detention all persons engaged f in the? conspiracy which collapsed when, the airplanes which were to carry the money, securities and jewels into Switzerland were; intercepted near; Nuremburg, -Bavaria, i. Train Derained l'asengers -Hurt ' Ronoak. Va.. Aug. 2 1 Several paf sengers were injured in ths derailment of Norfolk and Western train No. 1 near Boyceville earlv today, according to an official report here today. . Nor. j. appeared , to be seriously , hurt, the report", stated. . ' ' The Kinslow-Day Motor Co . ; report the. sale of two fine Reo speeI waeons. One is an express "body ' type to Bob Finney of the Finney cream-cry, and one to Ira Brecouiit. the latter having a farm body for hau!- n biz loads 1 of farm - product cr THE MAPLE H IESTIEATI01 Ruf King Taken to Eskridge 3, : Today for Preliminary. CHARGE IS MURDER State Claims That King Kill-ed Reuben Gutshall. TWO OTHER MURDERS Other Crimes of Same Kind Laid at Door of Defendant and Warrants Issued for Him. Esgridge, Kans., Aug. 21 -Ruf us King faced two additional charges of murder, making a total of three, when he appeared today at his preliminary hearing for the'alleged killing of Reuben Gutshell, a young Maple Hill farmer in 1913. Just before the hearing warrants were served- on King by Wabaunsee county officials charging him with the murders of John Woody and of "an unknown man" to whom state officials otherwise referred to as an itinerant jewelry salesman, who -disappeared in 1908. A warrant previously issued was found to be faulty in that it gave the peddler a- name the officials cannot prove. The preliminary hearing on the new charge was set for next Thursday. When King entered the opera house where the hearing was conducted he was followed by a silent crowd, many of whom 1 were old neighbors and acquaintances. As the spectators entered they - were searched by -deputy sheriffs. Soon the crowd had grown so large that officials were compelled to clear the stairway. Hundreds of persons crowded the sidewalks and streets below. Among the crowd In the hall were a number of relatives of King and of the two young farmers whom the state alleges were murder ed by the former Maple Hillr livery stable owner. ' , y7.'i'Jr-- V' Senator C. E. Cooper appeared for King, while John Martin, prosecut ing.attorhej was. aidiby VesiMantj State Attorney Maurice MeNeiiri and Odin E. Hungate ofTopeka. ..The hearing was held before J ilstice A. J. Skeen. , .. - . With somewhat of , an air of bravado King sat with his; back to the crowd, noting every , move j?f court officials during the, reading of the warrants and. as the preliminary opened. V ' - A brother of Rueben Gutshall was the first man called to the ; witness stand. i Just - before King , arrived at ths r.pera house a deputy sheriff reached the hall with two of tho skeletons which were unearthed at Hill. aple Eskridge Kas., Aug. !i21: Guards were placed and other preparations completed this morning for the pre liminary hearing of Rufus King, who is expected to be brought from T-pek to answer before Justice A.' J. Skeen to a charge of murdering Reuben Gutshall of Maple Hill.- Fol lowing the preliminary it is planned to arraign King on a charge of murdering one Gregg,' or "Grelg, a peddlar.. Charges are based on the finding of skeletons identified as these persons on property controlleJ bv King at the time they disapear . ed. -. ' - ;,'-v .. ' Attorneys for the defense have announced they will offer no testimony at the preliminary hearing and officials for the state intimated they would introduce no more than niay be necessary to insure' the; prisoner being held to the district court which sits in October. Whils the King case has aroused a great amount of 'interest in Wabaunsee county the community was quiet last night and oficitls declare they do r.ot . look for violence against the prisoner. ' " -' ;"' Kintf Taken . to Eskridge . Topeka, Kas., Aug. 21. Acorn panied by Sheriff. Baker of Wabusee county and Deputy Sheriff Bob Miller. of Topeka, Rufus King was taken to Eskridge for his preliminary trial, leaving here at 7:30 o'clock this morning in a touring car.; King displayed no i. nervousness about going; back, to Wabaunsee county and did not ..object "to - tha trip. The prisoner joked while dressing thus morning about" "fixinV up for the party," a barber having been summoned by King's sister, Mrs. Mattie Cooper of Alma' and .King was given a haircut and shave. V Skeleton Identified - Production of a skeleton, said-to be that of Reuben Gutshall; at the preliminary; hearing today of Rufus King" charged with' Guthshali's mur der, brought the first dramatic in-1 cident of the proceedings. v. iiiiam Gutsliall, a' brother of Reuben was on the witness stand when attorneys for the state asked that the skeleton be placed in view of the court. The opera -house courtroom wa hushed for the first time'during the hearing. The boy's father,- Levi Gutshall, sittingalmost within arm' 1 en sth of the man charged with killing his son, leaned forward. In this tense moment Willian Gutfhall esTied if he' coal I identify any part of the skeleton, pointed to the skull . and said: ' ' j - "That is the skull of . my brother Reuben." . 7 A woman' In plain white, Reuben Gutshalfs - mother, became hysterical and the proceedings were stopped, while she was taken' across' the hall. For the first time during the morning King became slightly nervous-and looked away from the gruesome exhibit which was attract-ng the attention of the court. William Gutshall continued his testimony, telling, principally of incidents surrounding the dlsapear ance of his brother whome he saw for the last time Sunday, December 7. 1913,- at St. Mary's,- Kansas, a town near by. The. witness testified that his brother was living on a farm about two miles from the home of his parents but that on this particular Sunday night Reuben took supper at home and, later left for St. Marys. William testified -that he later went to St. Marys and that about 9 o'clock he passed his brother ou the street there. The witness told of going to his brother's place two days later and there met King, who was loading his wagon with farm produce which King said he had bought from Reuben. King, according to' the witness told him that Reuben had left town to go west. By noon the. streets of Eskridge were choked, with all manner of vehicles, people coming in from all directions. The crowd showed no disposition to indulge in demonstrations, however. Twenty well armed deputies were looking after the safety of the prisoner. L. AND X. MAIL TRAIX IS HOllUKD Four Tennessee Bandits ComieI Engineer to Detach Mail Car Neither Express Car Nor the la.r-senger Are Molested Only 3Iall Pouches Are Taken. Escape Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 21 Mask ed bandits held up Louisville and Nashville passenger train No. 7. from Cincinnati to Montgomery, Ala., between Columbus and Pulaski early today and carried off the mail pouches. . None of the passengers were molested. No estimate as to the value of the booty secured was available this morning. Posses have started in pursuit of the m"n The bandits, four in number, are believed to have boarded teh traii at, Columbia. While- the train was under way they appeared in the cab of' the engine and forced the engineer, and train crew to. detach the engine and mail car from the rest of the train and run the mail car soma distance toward Pulaski. After e curing the-niail pouches rthe bandits junipeq irom me train ana etfcapeii. The locomotive finally ran down at Wales, Tenn., meantime the bandits made off without molesting the express car. Posses from nearby counties are searching for the robbers who had a long start. ' HAVE NEW WOOLEN MILL A Co-operative Affair Will be Erecti ed in Alberta Edmonton, Alta., Aug. 21 Eerec-tion of a co-operative woolen mill at eithar Edmonton or Calgarj- was I cfi fil nnnn hr v won I rrnvvpm .it j Alberta at a recent-convention here. It is expected the mill will absorb practically all tho wool wrown .in jhe province and Alberta, producsd 47 per cent of all the wool sold last year through the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers' association. - The sheepmen wil Ireceive the current ntarket price for their wool'at the mill and in addition share in the profits of the manufactured goods. All their wool now Is shipped to mills, in eastern Canada and the United tSates. FOREST FIRES MOST SERIOUS. ncemliaries Add to the C rowing Menace in Montana Mi?soula, Mont., Aug. 21 Federal forest service officials of District No. 1,. embracing Montana and nothern Idaho, announced today fires in the foresta are the most seri-jdiis in the history ot the district. In addition to new fii 2& and old blazes being - fanned by high wind3, fires started by incendiaries were reported. " -' ' ew fires were reported in -many parts of the district. In the Salmon Mountain district of the Bitter Root, forest fires burned uncontrolled south of the Bitter Root valley. The wh'te cap fires also escaped control lines. . Negro Is Lynched Louisburg, N. C, Aug. 21. Walter Elliott, a negro who is alleged to have assaulted a farnfer's wife was shot to death last night by a mob which later carried the body to the scene of the crime and swuiic it to a tree jVa country churchyard. The moh took the negro. from Sheriff Kearney two miles from here while on his way to jail. ' Sarch hr Mining Airmen -El Centro. CaL, Aug. - 21 Lieu-tenants G. W. Ilatdy and J. Me-Ianghlln. flying army planes and each carrying an observer, alighted "here today, preparator - to a earcn for. Lieutenant Waterhoue, who they said had been missing from Rockwell Field. Lieutenant Water-house was last seen at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon at Jascumba" Springs. All three aviators are members of th? Ninth aero squadron assigned patrol. 'The ;two who arrived today wonld not hazard an opinion as to whether Lieutenant Waterhoue had ! dcyrrnded in Mexico, but it was on- J deriood that they planned search on both' fiics cf the international l:nc. . , I ERZBERGER GETS ABUSIVE SALUTE ilTIUEETII "Robber, Traitor and Camouflaged Corruptionist HELFFERICH'S CHARGE Erzberger a Menace to The Interests of Germany. REMOVAL DEMANDED Proceedings Against Doctor Helfferich, Former Vice-Chancellor, to Be t Instituted. 'i Berlin. Wednesday, Aug. 20. (By The Associated Press.) Under the slogan "Away with Erxberger!" tho national liberals last night staged a noisy meeting of protest in which the speakers subjected the minister of finance to a vicious verbal greeting. Erzberger'a public activities from the time he conducted the armistice negotiations down' to the present enactment of radical measures of taxation were made the subject of attacks from the floor of the rostrum. "Traitor," "Scoundrel," "Camouflaged Corruptionist" and similar epithets were heard. Some of the speakers demanded that Erz-berger be strung up on the nearest lamp post. At the meeting a resolution was adopted demanding Erzberger'a retirement. llelflerlch on Erzbei-gei" Berlin, Aug. 19. (By the Associated Press) In an open letter to President Ebert Dr. Carl Helfferlcn.v the former vice chancellor, sets forth the reasons which prompted his to. wage public-warfare against Mathlas Erzberger, - whom he aeslgnated as "a menace to the purity of our public life," and declares to be a mott unsuited and at the same time dangerous incumbent of, the financial ministry in vew of the far reaching Jurisdiction -given hiui by the gov eruuient. Ur. Helfferich says he feels It hi duty to enlighten' the German people because of the prevailing confusion with respect to certain events, and fcuegests that' President-Ebeft ami the government take official cognlz-; ance of the changes and proceed to disprove them If they can. Berlin dlspartehe early in July reported that Dr. Helfferich blamed-the reichstag'8 program of July 1917, ' fathered by Erxberger, for the moral collapse of the German people. Later he announced that- having failed to Induce Erzberger to sue him, hg would enter suit against Erzberger to prove him a traitor and to brln the truth to light. Ir. Helfferich Trial Berlin Aug. 20. t By the Associated Press.) The ministry of Jun- tlce has received Instructions to ex amine into the evidence obtained against the former vice chancellor. Dr. Karl Helfferich. with a view to prosecuting him. Hum ami American? Claidi . Copenhagen, , Aug. 21 Collisions, between German and American sail' ors on Tuesday t Neufahrwasser resulted In the wounding of several civilians and one German seaman according to Danzig dispatches received here today. Neufahrwasser is a seaport four mile north of Danzig.'. ' ' T " ; . The disorders grew out of a quarrel In a dance hall Monday night, according to these dispatches. Ani ericans involved In the disturbance, which was continued in the streets after. the sailors left the dance hall, returned to their ships, the destroyer Hale. - ' . ' On Tuesday teamen on Veave from the German cruiser Frankfort came to blows with Americans sailors and it is said civilians also attacked the Americans. ' - v The Americans, Supported by French seamen from the destroyer Claymore, charged the crowds. Shot are, said to have keen fired from the Claymore wounding, four Germans slightly, " ' j Frontier guards - dispersed the crowds and 1 the . Americans and th Americans and the French tailors returned to their ships. Greeks an.l Turk Will IMot Athens, Tuesday, AugM 19. (B The Associated Pres.) Greeks and Turks who from' the majority of tho populations In the district of Dedea-gatch according to trustworthy In formation received' here,'' are aroused over reports that the American peace delegates' in .Paris are favorable to continuance of Bulgarian rule in the district. The report adds that the Greeks aud Turks are preparing to resist continued -bolshevik occupation by arms. l-nlliT Ieiiguo Meet Story. City, la.. Aug. 21 With delegaies' from Iowa, Minueota. Kansas. Missouri, Oklahoma. Wlscou In. North and RouUi Dakota attending, a four, da? a , conference of the Iowa district, of the Young' Pen-pie's Luther League opened here to day , , Workmen are removing ihj r-r.i.'Jnir-; f!-lrl3 frCLi the old . clt.v rjii::' ' - 1 rr'ti:ij the groun l When th!; ! t I: 1 0

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