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BITS OF NEWS
15,000 BOTTLES BURNT
OFFERING TO BACCHUS.
Chicago, Sept. 15. Cases contain
'ng 15,000 bottles of beer, confiscat
ed under the search and seizure act,
vere burned today at Woodstock by
rder of Judge Barnes. The cases
A-ere heaped together, saturated with
kerosene and a match applied. The
bottles were seized en route from
Wisconsin to Chicago. All the de
lendants have pleaded guilty and
GHOSTLY CHECK FINDS
WAV BACK FROM 71.
Chicago, Sept. 15. The past de
livered up a ghost yesterday. In
fact, the ghost walked.
Back in the fall of 71, when Hi
Cost was not yet a citizen and auto
accidents along the Boul Mish were
very oh very rare, Mrs. O'Leary's
cow kicked over the well-known
lump and ignited Chicago, III.
Among other ruins was the five-,-tory
building belonging to Carson,
Pirie, Scott & Co., on the property
now occupied by the Boston store.
A policy for $4,320 in the Irving
Fire Insurance company was among
the many documents in the old safe.
It is now yellow with age and the
insurance company has long since
gone into the receiver's hands on
account of losses sustained in the
But yesterday a small check, a
partial pay incut on. the insurance
due, uaude-ed through the mail to
the hands of J .T. Pirie. Only one
employe of the days of 71 was there
to greet it James C.'Kogers, head
of the wholesale fur department.
He dropped a reminiscent tear and
"Alas, poor Jack, I knew you well.
When you left the old town in the
days before the war you were worth
a hundred cents on every dollar.
And now. you paltry kale, you come
back with not one-half the worth
you used to have. O tempora, O
FASCINATING! GRIPPING! ADELE GARRISON'S LOVE SERIAL, REVELATIONS OF A WIFE.
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British and French Troops
Leave City and Lower Their
Flags at Request of "Rebel"
26,000 ARMED ITALIANS
NOW IN BALTIC PORT
CO-ED'S TRUNK HAS
I EIGHTY PINTS LIQUOR.
Edmoml. Okl., Sept. 15. When
Miss Ada Dudley of BainsviUe, Tex.,
arrived here to attend school and re
ceived a trunk she had checked at
Kansas City she found it was ac
companied by a revenue officer. The
trunk was opened and in it was
found 80 pints of whisky.
Miss Dudley denied ownership
ii nd explained that a porter in Kan
sas City, whom she had check her
--trunks, must have made a mistake.
Uer trunk, she said was a steamer
trunk, while the one sent her was a
large green one. Her father was
,-ippcaled to to solve the mystery.
BANANA VICTIM OF
New York, Sept. IS. The banana
is also numbered among the victims
of price manipulation, according to
the wholesale banana dealers of
New York, who have organized
with the express purpose of restor
ing the South American products to
its proper position as the poor
"' man's fruit.
"Certain fruit roduction compan
ies operating their own steamship
lines" are the target against which
the Banana Dealers' association will
lay its claim.
SINNERS AGAINST HEALTH.
New York, Sept. 15. Women
were described as "proverbial sin
ners against health" and warned to
get rid of the idea that because they
were women they were entitled to
, pcial consideration by men in an
address by Dr. Anns L. Brown of
.-New York at the opening session
of the International Conference of
Women Physicians, conducted un
der the auspices of the National
board of the Y. W. C. A. Dr. Brown
is the organizer of the conference,
which has attracted delegates from
almost every country in the world
with the exception of Germany, its
former allies and Russia.
Tht principal object of the con
ference is to offer solutions for the
problems of social reconstruction,
especially in regard to women.
Dr. Brown took up the question
of prostitution and pleaded for a
more tolerant and sympathetic at
titude toward women who trans
gress the law.
FEAH ANOTHER FLU
EPIDEMIC IN FRANCE.
Paris, Sept. 15. The medical
world of Paris is watching with the
greatest interest the progress of cer
tain maladies of an intestinal nature
observed throughout France, which
might be the precursors of a fresh
epidemic of influenza. Last year
that disease brought out everywhere
maladies classed as intestinal fever,
and there is a recurrence just now
, of those ailments.
DESERTS AMERICAN WIFE
TO WED A BRITISHER.
London, Sept. 15 Mrs. George
Walter Molerio of Jamaica Plain,
Boston, has preferred a charge of
bigamy against her husband. She
accused him of having deserted her
six months after their marriage. He
then came to England, she says,
joined the army, was wounded in
France, and later wed Elizabeth
; Bennett, a British girl. Mrs. Mo
lerio adds she traced her husband's
movements and came here, but he
refused to rejoin her.
MAKES GOOD MONEY.
Washington, bept. 13. lnc pur
chase by an Indiana blacksmith of
10 silk shirts at $10 each and the oi
fer of a Texas oawnbroker to dis
pose of war savings stamps below
market price are pointed to by Wil
liam Mather Lewis, director of the
war savin? division of the treasr
tirv. as indicating that the profiteer
and extravagant buyer are marching
together to the detriment ot the pub
WANTS TO GO HOME.
London, Sept. 15. The National
News ouotes the German ex-crown
nrince as saying he intends in the
iiear future to ask the right to re
turn to Germany and live there as a
'T citizen. He adds that he knows
"Ormanv i throueh with kines
and that he has "o nionarchistie am
Supreme Council Decides to
Let Italy Deal With Situa
tion Created in Fiume by
Occupation of City.
Paris. Sept. 15. Twenty-six thou
sand Italian troops are now in
Fiume. according to the latest ad
vices to tiie Italian peace delegation
here. The British and French troops
have left the city, loweting their
flags at D'Annunzio's request.
The supreme council decided to
day to let Italy deal with the situa
tion created at Fiume by D'Annun
zio's occupation of the citv, deeming
it purely an internal matter.
Representatives of two of the
great powers, however, urged the
necessity of settling the Fiume ques
tion with the least possible delay in
order to prevent similar incidents.
As the American peace delegation
was reported to be without precise
instructions from Washington, no
final decision was reached this aft
ernoon by the supreme council as
regards a settlement.
Union is Declared.
Geneva, Sept. 15. Gabriete d'Aft
nunzio, supported by the forces of
Ardete, which accompanied him into
Fiume, lias proclaimed a union of
Fiume with Italy, according to ad
vices received by the Serbian press
bureau here from Belgrade.
Fiume was plunged into anarchy.
the advices declare, when the
brigade of Italian troops, which pre
viously had evacuated the city, re
turned without officers, ejected the
local authorities and arrested the
Italian general, Pittaluga.
The British and rrencli troops in
Fiume, the message states, barricad
ed themselves within their quarters,
expecting to be attacked, while the
crowds in the city tore down the al
The Serbian authorities, it is add
ed, still remain in the suburb of
Susak, which is isolated.
Race Riots Break
Out in New York;
Negro Is Killed
New York. Sent. 16. One neero
was killed, two injured and a patrol
man assaulted in a fight between
negroes and whites which broke out
early this morning at One Hundred
and Thirty-fifth street and Lenox
avenue in the heart of the negro sec
tion, i once reserves were sum
moned from four stations.
PARTY IS KILLED!
Auto Driver Also Dies Follow
ing Accident Near Portland;
Three Are Injured.
Portland, Ore., Sept. 15. An auto
mobile containing members of the
party accompanying President Wil
son on a scenic trip over the Colum
bia highway near here shortly after
noon overturned, killing two men
pud injuring three. It was the first
accident of a serious nature to occur
during the president's tour of the
BEN F. ALLEN, member of the
presidential party and Washington
correspondent for the Cleveland, O.,
JAMES K. PATTERSON. Port
land, Ore, driver of the automo
bile. The injured:
Stanley Reynolds. Washington
correspondent for the Baltimore
Robert T. Small, Washington cor
respondent for the Public Ledger,
Philadelphia, and former superin
tendent of the southern division of
The Associated Press.
Arthur D. Sullivan, Portland, Ore.,
Allen and Patterson were killed
outright when the heavy automobile,
being turned aside to escape another
automobile in its path, overturned,
pinning them underneath. The car
righted itself after turning over.
Small, Reynolds and Sullivan
were riding in the tonneati. Small,
who was on the- upper side, u;as
thrown clear and escaped with pain
ful bruises and lacerations.
Later the president sent this tele
gram to Mrs. Allen in Washington:
"Our hearts go out to you in deep
est sympathy in the tragical death of
;-our husband, whom wc all esteemed
and trusted, fie will be missed as a
true friend and a' man who always
intelligently sought to do his duty."
TO FIRE OPENING
SHOTS ON PACT
Although Treaty and League
Covenant Called Up Dis
cussion Laid Over.
90 DAYS IN
Limit Sentence Under Statute
Imposed on President of
Nonpartisan League and
TAR AND FEATHER
,"L0VE THIEF' WHO
"Such a Rabbit," Decided Nol
to Shoot Officer Who Stole
BOTH WERE TRIED ON
CHARGES OF SEDITION
Stay of Sentence of 60 Days
Granted; Jurist Excoriates
Publicity League Men for
Big Building Increase
Shown by Western Cities
An increase in building of 151 per
cent during the month of August,
1919, over August, 1918, is shown in
Omaha. Building totaled $783,110
last month, as compared to $311,440
the same month a year ago.
Sioux City, la., showed the great
est building increase among western
cities, with a total estimated at
$2,013,415. This was an advance over
August, 1918, of 1.765 per cent.
Lincoln stands next to Sioux City,
with an increase oi d,63l per cent
for August, 1919. over August, 1918.
Lincoln spent $461,700 fo' buildings
last month as compared with $26,650
for the same month..? year ago.
Two With Lots of Money
Held for Investigation
(.'. K. Lowell, a brakeman, and
George Ball, a hotel man, were ar
rested early this morning in Hotel
Rome and held for investigation.
According to Detectives Guy Knudt
son and Charlie Jensen, who arrest
ed them. They are suspected of be
ing confidence men. Ball had $825
in cash on his person and Lowell
$440. Both said they hail from Chi
cago. The police are consulting
their records in an effort to identify
the two men.
Washington, Sept. .15. The Ger
man peace treaty with its league of
nations covenant was called up to
day in the senate, but plans of the
senate and individual senators were
considered as precluding any actual
work on the pact until next week.
While the treaty was put before
the senate to be considered in open
session continuously until ratified or
rejected, there apparently was no
disposition to speed it along until
after the interruption of business by
the Pershing ceremonies Wednesday
and Thursday. Senator Sherman,
republican, Illinois, will take up
most of the time of the session to
morrow with an attack on the league
covenant, and Senator Reed, demo
crat, Missouri, who has been speak
ing in the west against it, will speak
The reading of the treaty section
by section, hardly is expected, there
fore, to begin until Monday. The
league covenant comes first and
right at the beginning almost is the
amendment by Senator Johnson, re
publican, California, which would
give the United States the same
voting power as Great Britain.
How much time the senate would
take in considering this amendment
members today declined to say, al
though the general view was that
nearly every one on the republican
side might want to express opinions
regarding it. It was suggested that
Senator Johnson, who is on a speak
ing tour, might return in time to take
personal charge of the fight to equal
ize the voting clause.
After Chairman Lodge had form
ally called up the treaty today he
presented a printed text of the
treaty with Austria, supplied him by
a Chicago newspaper and obtained
unanimous consent to have it read,
word for word. Senator Hitchcock
of Nebraska, who as ranking demo
cratic member of the committee,
will conduct the administration fight
lor ratification, made vigorous objec
tion to this procedure, declaring it
was a mere squandering of time.
Prince of Wales Is
: Guest of Calgary
Calgary. Canada, Sept. 15. Calgary-Monday
entertained the prince
of Wales. A review of war veter
ans and decoration of returned he
roes were on the program.
Yesterday the prince, after his
arrival, rode through streets lined
with cheering crowds. Last night
he was the guest at a dinner given
by the Ranchmen's club.
Senator Johnson to Speak
in Lincoln Wednesday Night j
R. B. Howell of Omaha was noti
fied last night that the itineraries of
Senators Borah and Johnson had
been changed. Senator Johnson
will speak in Lincoln Wednesday
night and Senator Borah will speak
in Sioux City.
Residents living out in the state
can secure reserved seats for the
Johnson meeting at Lincoln by writ
ing or wiring Frank A. Harrison of
Germany Must Withdraw
Troops From Baltic States
Paris, Sept. 15. The supreme
council has agreed to send a note
to Germany saying the peace con
ference disregards the German rep
resentations that General von der
Goltz and the German troops in the
Baltic states are not under German
control, and holding Germany re
sponsible for the speedy withdrawal
i of those forces
Jackson, Minn., Sept. 15. N'inety
days in the Jackson countv jail the
limit under the statute was the sen
tence imposed by District Judge E.
C. Dean today on A. C. Townley,
ptesident of the National Nonparti
san league, and Joseph Gilbert,
former organization manager, who
were convicted July 12 of having
conspired to teach sedition.
Townley and Gilbert were tried
on charges of having made speeches
and distributed literature in Jackson
county and other counties of the
state shortly before and after the
United States entered the war for
the alleged purpose of discouraging
enlistments and co-operation in oth
er war measures.
Do Not Utter Word.
The defendants themselves did not
utter a word in their own behalf at
the proceedings today, during which
Prosecuting Attorney E. H. Nich
olas of Jackson and Judge Dean
took formal occasion in open court
to brand as falsehoods the various
stories of the trial, which have been
circulated by the league since Town
ley and Gilbert were convicted.
Judge Dean granted a stay of
sentence of 60 days when the de
fense will move for a new trial on
the ground of error. in the record. If
the motion is denied an appeal will
be taken to the state supreme court.
Prosecutor Nicholas and Judge
Dean both went on record as de
claring the charges that they had
beerf politically active against the
league or prejudiced on other
grounds were "contemptible lies"
and were circulated "for the purpose
of distracting attention from the
conviction by a jury of farmers."
"Any organization that is built
upon falsehood will not long en
dure," said Judge Dean, referring to
the Nonpartisan league.
The judge declared that he has re
ceived various letters of comment on
the case, some of which praised his
conduct and a few of which criti
cized his decision. He declared that
all of the hostile letters were anony
mous, while the complimentary com
munications had signatures. Letters
bore postmarks from cities as far
east as Atlantic City and as far west
as San Francisco.
Omaha Live Stock
Receipts Break All
The Union stock yards on the
South Side reports two records
broken yesterday when the total re
ceipts of live stock was 1,358 cars
and the cattle receipts numbered
29,763 head. Sheep receipts were
less than 200 below the record.
The former record for cars re
ceived was established on August
25 of this year when 1,284 cars were
unloaded. On the same day cattle
receipts established their high mark
The present sheep record was es
tablished September 12 when 64,500
head were received. Yesterday's re
ceipts were 64,343 head.
Omaha easily led Chicago and
Kansas City in total number of head
r-ceived. Omaha's total receipts
was 98,000. Chicago 79,000 and Kan
sas City 68,000.
Fall Hunting Season Is
j Open; Nimrods All Happy
Many Omaha nimrods departed
' last night for carefully selected
! ennfe nsrpi- the State, where theV will
contest with the natives for first
shot at the few Nebraska ducks.
The fall hunting season opens to
day, but gloom encircles the camps
of the scattergun followers because
earlv hunting promises to be light.
The few Nebraska birds will be
picked off early, and hunters will
not get a good shooting trip until
the migration of ducks to the south
begins. Another cause of alarm is
the fact that the Platte river, a fa
vorite of duck hunters, is dry. Re
ports from the western part of the
state, however, give some hope. Re
ports from the upper valleys say
that the water is beginning to ap
pear, and it is expected before the
shooting gets good the river will
come to life.
If the southern flight should start
now. shooting on the Platte would
undoubtedly be the poorest in years.
London, Sept. 15. (By Universal
Service.) Lieutenant Wright, who
tarred and feathered Lieutenant Kin
ahan for alienating the affections of
Wright's wife, has been released
Thus ends, evidently on the basis
of the "unwritten law," one of the
most sensational of the many of
England's tragedies of illicit love
arising from the absence of a hus
band, who was fighting at the front
while his home was being wrecked
by a "love thief." Early last June
Lieut. Francis Wright, assisted by
his brother, visited terrible venge
ance upon Sub-Lieut. Desmond B.
Kinahan, a young naval officer, for
stealing, as they charged, the affec
tions of Francis Wright's wife.
The younger Wright, himself an
ex-officer, with a wooden leg and a
crippled arm, later told the story.
He said he had often warned Kina
han to stay away from the elder
Wright's wife, and finally had ob
tained a written promise that Kina
han would stop making himself con
spicuous with Mrs. Wright while
the latter's husband was fighting in
Mesopotamia. Kinahan is only 20
years old. The Wrights had been
married in haste and had lived to
gether only six weeks before the
husband Tiad to rejoin the colors.
The two Wrights, on the night of
their vengeance, got chains, a gal
lon of tar and feathers. They hid
these things near a lonely country
road. Then they asked Kinahan to
come with them "to talk matters
over." Except for eyes, nose and
mouth they covered every spot of
Kinahan's head and body with tar,
then stuck feathers in his long,
wavy hair, whereupon they took him
in a car to the Y. W. C. A., where
Mrs. Wright was then staying. Kin
ahan, according to the younger
Wright's story, "took his medicine"
quietly. Had Kinahan been a big
ger man, he added, they would have
"simply shot him," but in Wright's
words "he was such a rabbit we de
cided we would do the other thing."
Refuses to Comment on Trouble
Among Steel Workers and
Immense Crowds Turn Out to
Hear Senator Johnson Flay
League of Nations ' at Two
Des Moines Meetings.
BREED BOLSHEVISM WHO
Washington. Sept. 15. Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, returning to
his office at the federation headquar
ters, went over the situations arising
from the police strike in Boston and
the proposed nation-wide steel work
ers' strike September 22, but re
fused absolutely to comment on
There were indications, however,
that the labor chief was making
every effort to obtain from. heads of
the steel workers' unions consent to
call off the proposed strike and to
await the industrial conference called
for October 6 by President Wilson
oetore taking action,
j The work of Mr. Gompers was
, seen in the decision of the United
! Mine Workers in convention at
! Cleveland to support a movement to
delay the steel workers walkout. In
requesting that the mine workers
make this decision, Mr. Gompers for
warded a letter from President
Johnson of the International Ma
chinists' association, favoring post
ponement of the strike. As the steel
workers will hold a meeting Wed
nesday in Pittsburgh to discuss plans
for the strike, it was suggested in
some quarters that President Gomp
ers was endeavoring to influence
these workers through their affiliated
At federation headquarters it was
said the steel situation was particu
larly delicate from a labor stand
point in that strikes can only be
called or settled by the unions di
rectly involved. Labor federation of
ficials have no power to take any
action or issue any orders, though
they may give advice and assistance
and this may be particularly influ
ential. Mr. Gompers' activities are conse
quently only taken in his capacity of
adviser and the frequent represen
tations that the strike is being called
off by him. it was said, caused con
Union Police Hoot
Macon,' Ga., Sept. 15. Acting on
a demand made by Macon citizens
today at a mass meeting, the city
civil service commission has called
on police and firemen here to dissolve
their unions immediately. Members
of the firemen's union announced
they w-ould "only be put out with
guns," while the commissioners were
hooted by the police when the order
Hit by Auto.
A. J. Glenn, 521 North Twentieth
street, suffered a bad cut on the
back of his head late last night
when ,he was run down at Twenti-
l etn and California streets by an
j automobile driven by Arthur Kat
i skee. 1006 North Twenty-fourth
Only Kind of Wars That Will
Stop Under League Are
England's With America's
Blood, Legislator Says.
Des Moines, Sept. 15. (By The
Associated Press.) In two address
es delivered here tonight Senator
Hiram W. Jolmsoh of California de
scribed the league of nations cove
nant as "a gigantic war trust."
The principal meeting was held in
the Coliseum, the largest hall in the
city, where President Wilson spoke
a week ago.
The big hall was crowded and
Senator Johnson was given an en
Occupying seats on the stage were
Mayor Thomas Fairweather, W. C.
Ramsey, secretary of state; E. H.
Hoyt, state treasurer, and C. A.
Rawson, republican state chairman.
"When men in power violate the
constitution they are breeders of
bolshevism." said Senator Johnson.
"This menace is bred in the
breasts of mothers whose sons were
drafted to fight against Germany,
but were shot down in Russia, a
country with which the United
States is not at war.
"I do not fear bolshevism in this
country. I have too much faith in
the common sense of the American
" ""The only kind of wars that are
going to stop under the league are
England's .war with America's
blood," Senator Johnson said.
Fought Righteous War.
"We fought a righteous war and
won," said Senator Johnson. "With
our might anil treasure we deter
mined to destroy ruthless militarism
and it was done. In the peace we
would make it impossible for this
monster ever again to threaten the
"The victory for the United
States means neither territory nor
reparations. It should mean the
triumph of our loud-trumpeted
ideals for civilization, for the rights
of small nations, for self-determination
It means for England, ,France,
Italy and Japan huge territories,
vfkst numbers of people, immense
national gain. The burden must be
borne of protecting and safeguard
in? these enormous allied gains.
"The sole reason, whispered in
fear, or ominously hissed to create
fear in the rest of us, why the
United States should become the
world's guarantor and underwrite
the rape of China and the partition
of hundreds of thousands of square
miles of territory, and the transfer
of millions of human beings to Eng
land, France, Italy and Japan, is
that by doing so the possibility of
future wars will be minimized, and
there may be a greater sense of se
curity in the possession by England,
France, Italy Vind Japan of their
newly acquired peoples and territo
ries. "But this argument in its last
analysis means that United States
power and treasure and blood will
do for England, France, Italy and
Japan what otherwise they would be
compelled to do for themselves. It
means not fhe end of discontent or
the cessation of war. for peoples
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Arrest Ship Workers
for Cursing Wilson
Portland, Ore., Sept. 15. Because
it is charged they cursed President
Wilson, J. C. Smith and George
Hensee, ship workers, were arrested.
Smith and Hensee were discussing
the Wilson visit as they passed the
plant of the Portland Lumber com
pany on their way to work.
Violence was suggested in their
language, according to L. Garfield,
who heard them and complained to
William Warfel, a guard at the lum
ber plant, who arrested them.
Chief oi Police Johnson said the
men must face trial for the language
they are said to have used. Besides
violating a city ordinance it may
violate federal enactments, it is said.
Americans Not Badly
Injured by Jap Bomb
Seoul, Sept. 15. Mrs William
Preston Harrison of Chicago, who
was wounded by the bomb thrown
at Baron Saito, governor of Korea.
September 2 in an attempt to assas
inate him is not in a serious con
though she and her husband who
was also slightly injured, are still
ni Severance hospital.
Mrs. Harrison was wounded twice
under the left arm. A piece of
metal has been extricated from her
wounds. She was also wounded in
A STABLE WORLD
Staying Out of League Will
Mean Great Loss to Democ
racy, Wilson Asserts.
Portland, Sept. 15. "If America
stays out of the league of nations it
will do so at a great cost to democ
racy, and in violation of its material
as well as its moral interests," Pres
ident Wilson declared in an address
Deploring the suggestion, he said,
was being made on all sides that the.
t inted States take advantage of the
world situation, without shouldering j
any of the responsibilities, Mr. Wil- j
son declares such a policy would be j
futile, because this country, as much j
aa anj uuin, n as imeresieu in guar
anteeing a stable world order.
During an all-day stop here the
president spoke first at an afternoon
luncheon, where his declarations
were cheered repeatedly by 200 busi
ness and professional men of Port
land. He made only a brief im
promptu talk, however, the only set
speech on his day's schedule being
at an evening mass meeting at the
Municipal auditorium. For this
meeting 7,000 tickets had been dis
tributed in a lottery, in which local
officials said there were more than
30,000 applications for admittance.
Crowds Cheer Party,
From the time the presidential
irain arrived the president and Mrs.
Wilson were followed by cheering
crowds. When he appeared on the
rear platform of his private car at
the station, a railroad man shouted,
"Atta boy," and a crowd which had
squeezed through the police lines to
the tracks started a roar of welcome
which continued all the way along
an automobile ride through Port
land's principal streets.
The luncheon was given in Mr.
Wilson's honor by C. S. Jackson,
publisher of the Oregon Journal,
and Governor Olcott and Mayor
Baker were among the guests. In
the evening the president and Mrs.
Wilson dined . privately at a hotel.
Leaving Portland late tonight the
presidential party will spend all of
tomorrow on their special train en
route to San Francisco, where they
are to arrive Wednesday morning.
Arraigns Senator Lodge.
Quoting from an address made in
1915 by Senator Lodge, chairman of
the senate foreign relations commit
tee, suggesting that nations must
unite as men unite to preserve peace,
President Wilson told a Portland
audience tonight that the league of
nations covenant carried out what
Mr. Lodge had suggested. It was
the first time during his speaking
tour that Mr. Wilson had mentioned
by name any of the senators oppos
ing the league.
The president's words were greet
ed with cheers by an audience which
packed the municipal auditorium,
said to accommodate more than
Asserting he had found few men
opposed to a league of nations, the
president said the great objection
seemed to be to this particular
"I entirely concur in Senator
Lodge's declaration," said the presi
dent, "and I hope I shall have his
co-operation in carrying out the de
He recalled his conference with
the foreign relations committee on
his return from Paris and said every
suggestion for improvement made
by the committee members had been
written into the covenant.
One of these suggestions, he con
tinued, was that the Monroe doc
trine be protected. He asserted
that not only had the doctrine been
specifically reserved to administra
tion by the United States, but it had
been extended to all the world.
At the behest of the United States,
he added, a provision also had been
put in giving the members the right
Most of these suggestions, said
the president, had come from repub
Saying he meant no disrespect to
the league opponents, Mr. Wilson
stirred up another outburst of cheer
ing when he added that he had no
respect "whatever" for some of
The president asserted "that a
very few men" were proposing that
the covenant be changed to give the
United States "a position of special
That, he asserted, was directly
contrary to American principles, be
cause the nation had entered the war
largely to fight for the principle of
the equality of nations.
Property Loss in Corpus
Christi Alone Estimated at
$4,000,000, With Heavy
Toll in Other Cities.
RELIEF TRAINS RUSHING
SUPPLIES TO HOMELESS
Otis Johnson Shot in Leg
by Ex-City Dog Catcher
Otis Johnson, .colored, Eighth
and Burt streets, was shot twice in
the left leg at 8 o'clock last night by
Al Jackson, also colpred, 409 North
Eighth street, after ari' argument
over a woman. Jackson is the ex-dog
catcher who shot and killed a white
boy several months ago on the Lo
cust street viaduct, and is now out on
bond awaiting trial for that offense,
according to the po'ice. Jackson
was arrested and charged with
shooting with intent to wound. John
son was held as complaining witness.
Hunter Kills Warden.
Rock Springs. Wvo., Sept. 15.
j John Buxton, deputy state game
warden, is dead and Joe Omeyc, 17.
is held in the county jail on a charge
i of murder. Omeyc shot Buxton
when the officer attempted to ar-
rest him for hunting out of season.
At Least Score of Persons
Floating in Bay, Where
They Were Washed Out by
B.v thr AamH-latcd Pr.
A mounting death list and exttn
hive property damage was shown in
reports early this morning (Tues
day) from the Texas coastal region
swept by a tropical hurricane from
he Gulf of Mexico last Sunday.
Varying reports placed the death
list at from 25 in Corpus Chris. i
alone to more than 130. The latter
figures included reports of bodies
recovered in Nueces bay, on which
Corpus Christi is situated.
Property damage in Corpus
Christi alone was estimated at more
than $4,000,000, while many cities
and towns along the coast in the vi
cinity of that place also suffered
Just outside Corpus Christi bv,
Port Aransas, located on Mustang
island, was reported virtually razed
by the storm, including destruction
of its customs house and loss of cus
toms records. There was no posi
tive information of loss of life in
that town, which had, a population
Other cities and towns in the .
coastal region battered by a driving ,
wind and swept by torrential rains,
reported damage in varying degree,
but early incomplete reports made
no mention of casualties in , these
Rio Grande Valley Escapes.
Dispatches from Brownsville Mon
day, transmitted by army radio, dis
pelled fears that the lower Rio
Grande valley might have suffered
extensively from the storm which
weather bureau officials thought had
moved into Mexico near that city.
Numerous frame buildings in the
vicinity of Brownsville were dam
aged, many wrecked, but the veloc
ity of the wind, which hardly ex
ceeded 50 miles, seemed to refute
the belief that the storm had moved
tr rough that country across the Rio
Grande. Weather men at Browns
ville, it was stated, believed it had
curved back probably into the gulf
section of western Texas from Al
pine to beyond Sweet Water, on the
Kansas City, Mexico & Orient rail
road and from Colorado City south
past Brady and Brownwood. It was
k-ared the excessive rains would
cause some damage to cotton.
50 Persons Missing.
Corpus Christi, Sept. 15. With its
dead numbering at least 25 and more
than 50 persons known to be miss
ing, Corpus Christi early today was
devoting its energies principally to
giving relief to the 3,000 persons
made homeless by the ravages of
Sunday's tropical hurricane.
The first relief train arrived at
midnight, loaded with foodstuffs
and other supplies from Kingsvilk
and Robstown. Red Cross workers
immediately took charge of relief
measures. Ample supplies have been
assured from ojther sources.
The supplies came following this
message sent from Mayor Gordon
Boone to Governor Hobby at Aus
tin: "Please send at once two com
panies of National Guard with sup
plies and join in an appeaj for fi
nancial assistance. Conditions here
deplorable and immediate help
At least a score of people are
(Continued on Paje Two, Column Three)
Children Stunned by
"Live" Wire While
Playing in Street
Kenneth Stiles, 13 years old, 1121
South Twentyseventh street, and
Mary Koley, 14 years old, 1116 South
Twenty-seventh .street, were
knocked unconscious at 8:30 o'clock
last night in front of their homes bv
coming in contact with a fallen live .
wire while they were playing hide-and-seek.
Workmen ha left a dead wire
hanging from a pole at the corner"
of Twenty-seventh and Pierce
streets several weeks ago. according
to Alice Schuenemann, 10 years old,
1118 South Twenty-seventh street.
At night when the arc lights were
turned on the voltage was carried
down the wire to the ground. When
the children came near the "base"'
last night during their game both
received a heavy charge. Peter Ko
ley. 15. a brother of Mary, witnessed
the accident. They were taken to
their homes. Their condition is not
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