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THE HELPER TIMES- HELPER, UTAH - MONTANA TOWNS SIEELCORPORATIOR FACES LEGAL FIGHT APPEAR DOOMED FIERCE RACE RIOTS CHARGED BY WESTERN ASSOCI. ATION WITH VIOLATION OF TRU8T ACT 8T. REGIS AND 8TARK IN PATH OF 8TILL UNCONQUERED FORE8T FIRES. POLICE UNABLE TO ESTIMATE NUMBER OF CASUALTIES RUMOR8 SPREAD. Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado Intoresta Among Plaintiffa in Court Action. Violation of Federal Commiaalon Charged. Congress Asked for Half Million Dollars to Fight the Flame. Secre- One Man Shot and Killed and Another Seriouely Wounded In Strike Riot on the Southwest Side of Uses of $40,000. the City. Washington. Upon complaint of the Western association of Boiled Steel Consumers that the United States Steel corporation and other steel producers act In violation of the federal trade commission act and the Clayton antitrust act In selling rolled steel on a Pittsburg boons, the federal trade commission Saturday announced that It had undertaken a thorough investigation of the subject, with a view to determining whether a formal complaint should be Issued. In its complaint the Western association urges that Chicago should be made another basing point in fixation of steel prices. The action, which is undertaken by the trade commission as a friendly suit, has been pronounced by E. H. Cary, chairman of the board of the United States Steel corporation, as "the biggest lawsuit ever tied in this country. Tlie application for complaint made by the Western association, represented by John S. Miller of Chicago, as counsel, says the membership comprises over 700 fabricators of steeL These are operating in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and Califcmla, ail being tributary to what Is known as the Chicago district ;that the United States Steel corporation mill at Gary produces steel at a cost substantially lower than at the Carnegie plant of the steel corporation at Pittsburg or at other corporation plants in Pennsylvania; that over of the rolled steel made in the United States is made by the respondent at Gary, Ind. The applicant submits that the normal, reasonable price for rolled steel should be measured by cost of production with addition at reasonable profit, and without addition of a large and arbitrary Increase which forms no part of the production cost and is over and above such reasonable profit" Missoula, Mont W'ord has been received from Sr. Regis to the effect that only the wind can prevent that town one-fift- h YANKEE8 WED GERMAN GIRL8. Many American Soldiers Marry When Orders Are Misunderstood. Coblenz. Reports of marriages between American soldiers and German girls have been received at headquarters from various parts of the occupied area during the post few days, but as yet re charges have been filed against any of the men. It is believed most of the marriages were due to misunderstandings regarding the regulations. A week before the treaty was signed several of the chaplains, through a misunderstanding, Informed the soldiers that marriages were permissible as soon as the Germans accepted the peace terms. Officers say that a number of marriages took place before this belief was corrected by a special order from headquarters calling the attention of officers, and men to the fact that until the United States ratified the treaty Germany and America technically were at war, and the regulation prohibiting fraternization was still in force. on tary Lane has Authorized being swept by forest fires. The town was saved Thursday only by a sudden change of wind. St. Regis has several hundred inhabitants. Stark, a village in the hills in this county, wlso was threatened with destruction by fire. Congress was asked Wednesday by Secretary Lane for a special appropriation of $300,000 for fight forest fires in Montana, Idaho and Washington. Latest reports from Idaho, he said, declare the fires "cannot be extinguished save by a heavy rain, of which there is no immediate prospect. To meet the emergency, the secretary was authorized the use of $40,000 appropriated for the land office field service, but not intended for forest fire lighting. The latest word from our agents in Idaho," wrote the secretary, is that all that can be done is to keep the fires from spreading over a much wider territory." Light rainfall and cloudy weather in northern Idaho and western Montana were helping crews of fire fighters to hold in check numerous blazes in the forests. Although nothing short of a downpour will serve to stop altogether the spread of the flames, few new fires were reported, and in some sections existing fires were reported well under control. Tlie Pack river fire, tlie largest in northern Idaho, continues to grow, and was estimated to have covered more than fifty square miles. The ranch buildings of the James Carey, near McArthur, Idaho, were burned by this fire, which jumped the control lines in one place. New lines were being established. The Mission creek fire, which the international boundary, was reported as still burning In Canada, destroying valuable timber. It was within a mile of the boundary, but had not crossed to the American side, it was stated. The Round Top and the Boulder creek fires in the Kanlksu forest were still growing, and the Blue Lake fire. In the same reserve, was burning in good timber. Other fires in that vicinity were quiet Friday. A new fire was acres west of burning over twenty-fiv- e Priest lake. In the Coeur d'Alene forest, the Bear creek fire wss burning over 1200 to 1300 acres Friday and wus being fought by 123 men, with fifty more being sent to help them. It broke control Friday and burned over 200 acres additional since then. Because it is so high in the hills It is not doing much damage. Negotiations Begun on Coal for France Paris, July 24. Minister of reconstruction Louchar has begun negotiations with Baron von Volsner on the question of the coal which Germany Is to supply to France under the tenns of the peace treaty. ed W. D. BOIES Mexicans Hold American Boy. Washington. Military occupation of Mexico by the United States was advocated by Representative Hudspeth, democrat, Texas, In an address Saturday In theiouse. He urged withdrawal of American recognition of Carranza, and said American troops should be kept in Mexico until a stable government had been estalished. NEEDED MURDREB 1 SIBERIA VITAL ELEMENT IN MAINTENANCE OF RAIL TRAFFIC AND PREVENTION OF RIOTS. President Wilson Replies at Length to the Resolution Proposed by 8enator Johnson of California Recently Adopted. Washington. President Wilson informed the senate Friday, in response to a resolution by Senator Johnson of California, that the presence of American troops in Siberia was a vital element In the restoration and maintenance of traffic on the Siberian railroad and that under the agreement with Japan they could be withdrawn only when the American railway experts operating the road were withdrawn. The president said Siberia could be protected from a further period of chaos and anarchy only by keeping the railroad open, and that, lacking the prime essentials of life, the people there were ldbbftg to the United States and the allies for economic assistance. This already is being extended and additional supplies are to be sent forward. Roving bands having no connection with any organized government in Russia are menacing the railroad, the president said, and, consequently, protection by the military is necessary. American troops, he said, now are engaged in guard duty at Vladivostok and around Yerchne Udlnsk. A small body also is at Harbin. The original purposes of the American military expedition, Mr. Wilson wrote, were twofold: The saving of the forces and the steadying of the efforts of the Rusor the establishsians at ment of law and order in which they might be willing to accept assistance. Major General Graves, commanding the expedition of 8000 men, was specifically directed not to interfere in Russian affairs, the president said, but to support wherever necessary John F. Stevens, the American railway engineer, who is carrying out the work of rehabilitating the Siberian railroad, under the direction of the interallied Czeclm-Slova- k self-defen- committee. "Just and Sincere League is Aim. Baltimore. Cardinal Gibbons Thursday authorized the following statement with regard to his attitude toward the well-ground- JACKSON 8ix-year-o- ld never-ceasin- g Carries League Fight Into Pulpit. Senator William E. Washington. Borah of Idaho, foe of the peace treaty and leaguee of nations covenant, carried his fight from the legislative forum to the pulpit Sunday night, declaring to a church congregation that the Shantung settlement will mean another e war Just as the settlement fifty years ago brought on another war. Hitch on 8trlke Negotiations. San Francisco. The first hitch in negotiations between Pacific coast iron tradesmen and employers of shipyard labor for a new working agreement was apparent when the employers expressed opposition to a coastwide agreement and announced a preference for Individual contracts with each district council, of which then are six on the coast Rome. Retains Ban on German Dyes. Washington Pending action by Congress toward a permanent policy on dyestuffs Importation, the war trade fionrd will rot issue licenses permitting traffic 14 German product. S. TROOPS ARE league of tuitions : "It is my firm conviction that, after thorough and honest discussion in both bouses of (.'(ingress, both parties will finally arrive at a common agreement based upon u just and sincere league of nations that will give us a reasonable guarantee against the horrors of war in tlie future ns well as assurance of lasting peace without in any way impairing American sovereignty or surrendering any American right, and without Involving us in entangling alliances. Must Oust Reds to Secure Bread. Pnris. Tlie supreme council of the peace conference decided this afternoon to send a communication to tlie Hungarian people, advising them that if they eject the Bela Kun government and institute a movement with which the conference can deal, the blockade will be lifted and food relief provied. Italy Needs Yankee Coal. Italys vital need of coal and probable Inability to get it from the Saar valley or Great Britain, offer Amerlcnn coal operators a chance to enter the European market with prospects of great success. U. Chicago. Two whites and a colored man are reported to be dead and approximately fifty are said to have been injured, a number probably fatally, when race rioting broke out Sunday among white and negro bathers along South Side beaches, from Twenty-nint- h street south to Thirty-fift- h street. The confusion was so great In the district that the police were unable to place an estimate either on tlie dead or wounded. Acting Chief of Police AL cock received a report that three neTWO ARE groes and two whites had been killed. Another rumor was to the effect that several hundred were drowned la tlie IN HOLE lake during the rioting. Blacks and whites swarmed through the South Side black belt, aud rioting throughout much of tbe district. JOHN HENRY WINSLOW, JR, AND spread Police reserves and detectives from ail BROTHER, RUBEN, ARE MUR stations in tbe city were rushed to the DERED IN WYOMING. scene. Special calls to the stations and hospitals for ambulances also were sent by Chief Alcock. Neighboring Landowner, Said to Have James OBrien, n policeman attached Threatened Victoms, Is Held Wait, to tbe Cottage Grove station, was ating Development Trouble Over tacked by a mob of negroes at Twenty-nint- h Property Possible Cause. and State streets. Several shots were fired at him, and he was woundOgden, Utah. The charred bodies of ed In the arm. He pulled his revolver John Henry Wlnalow, Jr., and his on tbe surging mass, and fired several brother, Ruben Winslow, were found times Into the crowd. The crowd scatin the smouldering ruins of the cabin tered, leaving three blacks moaning on tbe Winslow ranch in the Jackson on the pavement Hole country, Wyoming, by ranchers returning July 5 from an Independence ADMIT8 CHILDS MURDER. Day celebration, according to word received In Ogden Friday. Sheriff Oak- Body of Missing Girl Hidley of Kemmerer was called,' and an den in Coal Pile. examination of tlie bodies disclosed Thomas Fitzgerald, 3i Chicago. bullet holes In the backs and breasts years old, and married, confessed SunWilliam Sewell, a neighboring rancher, day to the police that he killed little who is said to have made deadly Janet Wilkinson, six years old, a neighthreats to the Winslow brothers, was bor's child, Inst Tuesday by strangling arrested and Is confined In tlie Kem- her. He accompanied the police to merer prison, awaiting Investigation. ills home and showed them where he The bodies of the victims were remov- had concealed the body beneath some ed to Wilson, where an Inquest was coal under the basement steprf, and it held. The murdered men were the was recovered. sons of the late John Henry Winslow, The solution of the mystery, which Sr., of Ogden canyon. has stirred Chicago as few police case The Winslow brothers were last seen hare aroused the populace, came this alive on July 3 by friends going to the morning when Fitzgerald .after five When sleepless days and nights, constantly Fourth of July celebration. found on the morning of the fifth tlie kept under a grueling examination and bodies were so completely burned tlmt scrutiny, called for an recognition was impossible, and identi- officer and made his confession. fication was effected only because in The authorities acted quickly. Althe trousers pockets that were next to though Fitzgerald has been termed a the ground, and thus escaped burning, moron by the police, the criminal were found articles known to have machinery was to proceed as usual. been carried by the Murdered men. Coroner Hoffman quickly selected a Bullet holes in the bocks and breasts jury and opened the Inquest. gave evidence that the victims were Fitzgerald was an employee at the attacked from behind. It is presumed Virginia, a residential hotel, lie lived by those who made tlie investigation In the neighborhood. I11 the same that the men were shot down without building lived the Wilkinson family. warning, tlieir bodies dragged into the Janet was one of four children. cabin nnd tlie building set fire. The murderer evidently cliose July 4 for Plans to Fight High Cost of Foods. the crime, as on that dute most of tlie Denver, Colo. Denver will have a ranchers were In town celebrating. municipal food, meat and fuel market, The fact that tlie Winslow brother and perhaps a number of such markets had made filings upon tlie most desir- to cut the cost of living to consumers, able land in that section of tlie coun- according to tentative plans announced try, and had not yet proved up on It, Friday, after a meeting of Mayor Is suggested as a motive for tlie crime. Dewey C. Bailey and his cabinet Tlie city administration will begin nn imFRED C. THOMSON mediate investigation to determine tbe feasibility of the plan. Tlie first step would be the purchase of several carloads of the canned foods to be offered at cost by the war department, it was announced. Any enterprise in which tlie city will engage along this line will be copied after Seattles municipal fish market plan. The market will be Inaugurated within ninety days unless the federal government acts to bring down food prices, members of the cabinet said. Representative W. D. Boles, Republican, of Iowa, has attacked Secretary Lanes plan for farms for soldiers and sailors as a "scheme primarily backed by men who have land wamp, stump or arid to dispose of. He urges that the government give the men cash (with no strings attached. Kaiser May Escape Trial in England. London. It Is possible that former Emperor William may not be tried In London, according to an announcement made in the bouse of lords by Earl Curzon of Keddleston, government leader in the upper bouse. Alsace-Lorrain- Chaplain Fred C. Thomson of Lot Angeles, Cal., who tailed with the 50 athletea picked from the United 8tatee army to reprooent America in the In gamoa at Perching itadlum, Jolnvllle, France. Chaplain Thomson wae formerly at Occidental college aqd hie athletic specialties are the pole vault and ohot put tor-allie- d Crowder Is Soon to Leave Havana. Havana, Cuba. Major General Enoch H. Crowder, who came to Cuba to draft new election laws, has made preparations to return to Washington early in August Brittany Peasants Given Bad Scare. Paris. Forty-fou- r Brittany iieasants who Lad eaten tlie flesh of a mad cow, duly reached the Iusteur institute, after wluit tlie Matin feelingly describes as an agonizing Journey.