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PEKA, KANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, -AUGUST 1 1922 TEN PAGES
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SENIORITY PLAN CAUSES
ROAD HEADS TO REJECT
Other Proposals for Settlement of . Strike Accepted by
Executives Who Met in Washington, But They Refuse
to Allow Seniority to Men on Strike. . "
WON'T BE AGREED
EITHER, THEY SAY
Proposal Before Union Chiefs
Befused by the Owners.
Harding's Letter Today Said To
Be Mandatory in Terms.
SHOPMEN'S LEADERS AT CHI
Acceptance by Jewell on Behalf
of Shopmen Is Forecast.
This Afternoon Should See the
Final Result of Tarleys.
ilSy the Associated Press.)
New York, Aug. 1. Railway
executives today rejected the
proposal of President Harding
that striking: shopmen be re
instated without forfeiting sen
iority rights but accepted con
ditionally the other two sugges
tions made by the White House
for settlement of the nation-wide
This announcement was made
by President Loree of the Dela
ware & Hudson- after the heads
of 143 roads had met here today.
considered Hardmg s program,
drafted a reply and adjourned- r
Most Of those close to the confer
ence maintained that unqualified re
instatement of strikers would be "a
rank injustice" to men who had re
plucod striking workers. In addition
thry snid it was felt that If the
Min ority conditions were accepted it
would mean that the union men
would "discipline" those who had
helped to break the strike.
"Xo Separate Settlement.'
Kmpharic denial that any roads
won d effect a se'tlement with the
strikers independent of the stand
taken by the majority was made by
those close to the executives' confer
ence when shown dispatches from
Chicago sratinp that the men would
be a:ked to make separate settlement
with roads accepting President Hard
Altho the text of the Harding letter
wr.-s r.t made public here, it was re
ported to prove more mandatory in
tor e than had been expected. The
tex.. It was understood, differed from
that written by Bert M. Jewell, labor
leader, when the administration's pro
gram was forwarded to the strikers in
"Xo .Moral lion Why."
Judjre Lovett of the Union Pacific,
generally regarded as the dean of
railway executives, was the principal
speaker when the . presidents recon
vened after the noon recess with the
text of the Harding proposals before
them embodying the provisions for re
instatement of strikers with the sen
iority ranking they held before the
Juflfte Lovett was reported to have
to'd the executives that there was no
moral reason why the roads should
bu, Ipe from their position nor was
there any practical reason. Inasmuch
as the country's railroad service was
It was announced that the execu
tives would not make public either the
text of the letter which President
Harding sent with his proposals am
plifying them, or the reply of the
railroad chiefs, until the reply was
received at the White House. This
reply t was indicated would be dis
(By the Associated Press.
Chicago. Aug. 1. A proposition
that the striking shopmen settle their
strike with the roads that are willing
to agree to President Harding's pro
posals regardless of whether all the
roads agree to them, will be placed
before the meeting of union chiefs In
Chicago, Aug. 1. President Hard
ing's plan for settlement of the rail
strike became known in its official de
tail here today just aa the executive
committee of the striking railway
shopmen went into conference to de
termine their attitude toward the
president's proposals. The plan was
set forth in a telegram to B. M. Jewell,
bead of the striking shopmen.
In Its essentials it proposes Im
mediate return to work of the shop
men with seniority rights unimpaired
rehearing by the United States rail
way labor board of all matters in con
troversy and agreement by the car
riers and by the unions to recognize,
the validity of the labor board's de-!
cision and to obey the board's rulings.
The text of the president's telegram
to Jewell follows:
I am hereby conveying to you the
terms of agreement upon which the
railway managers and united shop
craft workers are to unite preliminary
to railing -ff the existing strike.
"First, railway managers and work-
men are to agree to recognize the val-
labor board and to faithfully carry out!
such decisions as contemplated by the
"Second, the carriers will withdraw
all lawsuits growing out of the strike
and railroad labor board decisions
which have been involved In the strike
may be taken, in the exercise of rec
ognized rights by either party to the
labor board for rehearing.
""Third, all employes now ,on strike
to be returned to work and to their
former positions witn seniority tand
other rights unimpaired. Tp.e repre
sentatives of the earners and the rep
resentatives of the organizations es
pecially agree that there will be no
discrimination by either party against
the employes who did or did not
Hopes for Full Agreement.
"I think it is fair to say that I have
changed the second condition from
the original form in which it was dis
cussed with you and your associates.
You will note that I have suggested
the appeals for rehearing may be
taken in the exercising of recognized
rights by either party' to the board
for rehearing. This does not change
the substance, but I thought it only
fair to have the statement apply to
either side in the controversy alike.
"I hope you and your associates will
see fit to express your approval of the
terms submitted. Confirmation fol
lows by mail."
Hoover Presents Plan.
(By tne Associated Press.!
New Tork, Aug. 1. The heads of
148 railroads threading all parts of
the country this afternoon resumed
their conference at the Grand Central
station presumably to vote on accept
ance or rejection of President Hard
ings proposal for settlement of the nation-wide
railroad - strike.
Secretary Hoover entered the con
ference shortly before noon and re
mained only a short time.
"I simply presented the position of
the administration and made some
further explanations of President
Harding's -proposals which were al
ready before tpe meeting," he said.
- The answer will be submitted later
In the day by 148 road presidents
The president's plan was brought
here by Alfred P. Thorn, counsel for
the executives' national association,
and was presented to the standing
committee with which T. Dewitt Cuy
ler, head of the organization, sat as
chairman by Secretary Hoover.
Dcnison Prays for Strike End.
Denlsoh, Aug. 1. Denlson prayed
this morning that the nation-wide
strike of railroad shopmen would end.
Every business house in the city
was closed from 9 to 10 o'clock while
business men and strikers, their sym
pathizers and families crowded into
tour Protestant churches where, with
heads bowed, they listened while the
four ministers besought God to "guide
the railroads and men to peace."
TO HEAR KATY CASE AUGUST 7
Kansas Will T)o All In Its Power to
Retain Parsons Offices.
The state v public utilities commis
sion will hold a hearing Monday,
August 7, in which all members will
sit to consider the applications of the
M. K. & T. railroad for permission to
issue $166,000,000 in bonds in Kansas
and for a certificate of authority to
operate in this state under its new
Members of the utilities commission
were frank today in saying Kansas
will do ail in its power to prevent the
Katy from moving Its main offices
from Parsons to St. Louis, headquar
ters of the new Missouri corporation.
FRANCE TO IMPOSE PENALTY
Economic and Financial Pressure Will
Be Brought on Germany.
(By the Associated Press.)
Paris, Aug. 1. France will impose
penalties of an economic and financial
character upon Germany because of
her refusal to. continue payments on
the debts contracts by her nationals
with allied nationals before the war,
it was said in official circles here to
TREXtH WARFARE IX CHINA.
Two Thousand Coolies Drafted to Dig
Trenches by Cheat.
(By the Associated Press.)
Canton, Aug. 1. Trench warfare
may prolong indefinitely the conflict
between tne armies under Sun Yat
Sen, the deposed president of the
southern republic, and Chen Chiung
Ming, the general supporting the uni
fication program of the central re
public at Peking.
This belief is strengthened by the
fact that General Chen has drafted as
trench diggers two thousand coolies
CONTINUE TO CAPTURE REBS.
Free State Drive on Cork Looks' Like
an Easy Win.
Dublin. Aug. 1. Free state troops in
their drive southward on Cork have
captured Tipperary and Kilkee. it was
announced today. Four regulars were
killed in action at Tipperary and three
others wounded. The casualties ot
thes Irregulars are not known.
Several irregulars were made pris
oners. Large quantities of war ma
terials fell into the hands of the free
Killed in a Fist Fight.
Cleveland, Aug. 1. Alexander Seid
man. 19, an employe of the local
postoffice, was killed in a fist fight
with another employe of the post
office early today.
LEWIS ISSUES A
CALL TO PARLEY
OVER COAL TIEUP
But Operators Say They'll Re
fuse to Meet Mine Head.
Declare His Call Is Just a Bluff
to Quiet the Public.
HARDING FAYORS THE IDEA
But Official Statement on the
Attempt Not Forthcoming. .
Probability That Few Operators
, Will Confer Is Expressed.
Philadelphia, Aug. 1. John L.
Lewis, president of the United Mine
Workers, took a definite step toward
ending the coal strike today whenhe
invited operators of the central com
petitive field to meet him In confer
ence. Lewis asked that the confer
ence be held In Cleveland next Mon
The following telegram was sent by
"In behalf of the United Mine
Workers, I am herewith inviting the
coal operators of the central com
petitive field to meet In Joint inter
state -conference at the Hollenden
botel. Cleveland. Ohio, at 10 o'clock
Monday. August 7, 19Z2, for the
purpose of negotiating a basic wage
agreement designed to terminate
the present suspension In the min- .
ing industry. I express the sincere
hope that the interest represented
by you will find it possible to par
ticipate In the joint negotiations.
t "JOHN L. LEWIS,
"President of the United Mine
Workers of America."
An official statement by him fol
lows: "In issuing an invitation to the
coal operators of the central compet
itive field to assemble in joint confer
ence in Cleveland on August 7, I am
actuated by the highest consideration
of public welfare and the impelling
necessity for an early adjudication of
the issues involved in the bituminous
and anthracite coal fields.
"Consider the Public.
"This strike, unparalleled - In Its
magnitude, is now in its eighteenth
week and constitutes an industrial
convulsion which menaces the finan
cial and social fabrics of our nation.
''Aside from the tremendous personal
sacrifice so bravely endured by the
mine workers the--sums- is exacting;
penalties from every citizen of our
land and Is clogging tho channels of
commerce and -distuning; the realms
of finance and credit thruout the civ
Tosses Blame to Operators.
"In consideration of these facts and
notwithstanding the powerful posi
tion of advantage now enjoyed by the
mine workers, we have resolved to at
tenipt again to assemble a conference
where passion will be allayed and rea
son ' predominate. We are able to
fight indefinitely, but much prefer the
pursuits of peace to the ills of indus
trial warfare. We feel that the
American public will support our of
fer to meet at the conference table.
"Those who block the success of
such a conference by refusal to par
ticipate should, therefore be made to
bear full responsibility for the contin
ulng.sltuation. It is expected the makeup of the
conference will follow as nearly as
possible those of other years. The
miners will probably be represented
by eight men from each of the four
states. The representation of the op
erators will depend upon number that
respond to the call.
Kavanangb Won't Go.
St. Louis, Aug. 1. "Ton may state
most emphatically that we are thru
attending any conferences that may be
called by Mr. Lewis," W. K. Kava
naugh, president of the Fifth and
Ninth Illinois district Coal Operators'
association, said today.
"This call is a bluff on the part of
the miners to pick up a few operators
in conference and then term the meet
ing one df the central competitive
field. I do not intend to go to the
Harding Is for It.
Washington. Aug. 1. When It was
brought to President Harding's atten
tion today that John L. Lewis of the
United Mine Workers of America, had
called a Joint four-state conference in
another effort to end the strike, it was
stated officially that the administra
tion would have no comment to make.
It is known, however, that President
Harding looks with favor on any
move looking to the resumption of
mining operations and that the con
ference called by Lewis will be re
garded favorably by the administra
tion. To Try Nonunion Basis.
Indianapolis. Aug. 1. Indiana will
be the second state in the Union to at
tempt to mine coal with nonunion
miners under state protection. Gov.
Warren L. McCray announced today
after officials of District No. 1 1 of the
United Mine Workers refused to au-
(Continued on pace six.a
As usual The State Journal will an
nounce city, county and state election
On the Kansas avenue windows
bulletins will be posted giving the
vote so far as counted in Shawnee
From a second story window on
Kansas avenue the results from the
city, county tand state will be an
Reporters in taxicaba will" cover
every city and many county precincts
and will obtain, the latest count every
fifteen minutes. ,
Special telegraph, telephone aid
Associated Press service will be main
tained for returns from over the state.
Baker Poisoned Food When
Charles Abrahamson Slipped, Arsenic in Restaurant's
Food, Officials of Medical .Examiner's Office
Charge Today. "
New Tork. Aug. 1. Charles
Abrahamson, a baker, who had been
discharged from Shelbourne's restau
rant at Broadway and 26th street,
was arrested as a witness - to
day, following an investigation of the
poisoning of more than 100 persons
three of whom are dead who ate in
WRECK KILLS TEN
Twenty-Five Injured- Also, in
Crash Jfear Cincinnati. .
C.L. & S. Passenger Trains Go
Head on at Crossing.
Cincinnati. Aug. 1. Ten persons
were killed . and twenty-five injured
more or less seriously at 11 o'clock
this morning, when two Cincinnati
Lebanon & Northern passenger trains
crashed together head-on at the Lester
road crossing in Pleasantridge. One
of the engines was driven backwards,
telescoping the first coach behind it
and killing everyone Inside.
AU available fire apparatus in the
city has been rushed to the scene as
well as police patrols and hospital
ambulances from all the hospitals
Fifty private automobiles are also on
the scene assisting in the rescue work.
Doctors from all over Cincinnati are
rushing to the spot.
There were five passenger coaches
in one train and two in the other, but
only one car telescoped when the
crash came. This coach crumbled like
a match box and the occupants were
caught in the wreck which presented
an almost hopeless tangle to rescue
It is thought that the engineers and
firemen of the two engines were killed
in the collision, tho information at
this time regarding them was not
FORTY DIE IN TRAIN WRECK
Pilgrims to Grotto of Lourdes 1b
France Die in Crash.
(By tbe Associated Press !
Paris, Aug. 1. Forty persons were
killed and fifty others injured in- a
collision between two " trains- of pil
grims to the Grotto of Lourdes, one
of the world' most famous shrines,
early today. ' The 'collision . occurred
- The pilgrims were from the region
of Moulins in the department of Al
A high official of the Midi railway
said there were no Americans on the
wrecked train. Later details said that
some of the pilgrims were blind, oth
ers deaf and dumb ana still others so
badly crippled they had to be carried.
Priests among the crowd helped In
the rescue work.
A special train containing doctors
and nurses was rusnea to tne scene
from the nearest town. : A number of
the wounded were taken to the Tarbes
hospital for treatment.
MAYOR ISSUES PROCLAMATION
4 Will Be Celebrated as
August 4. the date of the emancipa
tion of the negro slaves in the West
Indies, is celebrated by the colored
population of the United States.
In connection with this date. Mayor
Herbert J. Corwine has issued the fol
Whereas, August 4 Is a day held In
memory .is tbe date of the emnncipation
of the slaves in the WeBt India Islands, and
has since been ndnnted as an occasion for
celebration by the colored race in America;
Whereas, there are miBr persons ef this
race employed in Tarious lines of work in
Topeka who should be permitted to Join in
tbe spirit of festivities of this city;
isow, therefore, in order to asisst in mas
lng this celebration one of great mo
ment to the Deonle of this race. I respect
fully request employers, so far as Is com
patible with their business, to excuse from
their employ, such persons as may desire
to participate in the celebration of this day.
H. J. COKW1XE, Mayor.
CAN'T GET' OBEX CHAIN VERDICT.
Foreman Says "We're Willing. But
We Just Disagree," That's. All.
Los Angeles, Aug. 1. Willing to re
main out "a week, a month, a year,"
if necessary but asserting that a "ver
dict is impossible." M. E. Paddock
of Long Beach, foreman of the Jury
which today was to attempt to decide
the fate of Mrs. Madalynne Oben
chain, tried for the second time for
the murder of J. Belton Kennedy, led
the deliberators Into what promised to
be another protracted session.
XO DEMAND FOR BRITISH COAL.
Exporters Can't Guarantee Early De
livery Any More. They Say.
(By The Associated Press.)
London.-Auc. 1. There is a notice
able lull in the American demand for
British coal, due to the inability of the
exporters to guarantee early delivery.
. With little prospect of further ship
ments before September, the buyers
are naturally inclined to wait. Con
gestion at various British ports is un
relieved. KANSAS CITY FIREMAN STABBED.
Real Estate Man There Held In Con
nection With the Crime.
Kansas City. Aug. 1. Patrick J.
Qutnn. a fireman stationed at Swop
park here, was stabbed to death early
today in front of his home.
Ben Strother. 50. real estate man.
Is held at police headquarters in con
nection with the affair.
Peered Into Tank Drowned
Breckenridge. Texas., Aug. 1.
While peering into the water from
the top of a large wooden storage
tank, which he had climbed, Webb
Touchstone, a 17-year-old youth,
fell into the tank and was drowned.
3 'Die, 100 III
the restaurant yesterday. Officials of i
the medical examiner's office reported
that a quantity of berry pies baked
before Abrahamson left the restau
tajit'a employ, had been heavily
charged with arsenic.
The dead are Ida Weiseberg and
Lillian Getz. stenographers, and Hy
man Bernstein. Palisade, N. J.
OKLA. IS PUZZLE
No Dope Sheets Being Issued to
Figure Out Her Race.
Watch Race for Governor and
Fight of Alice and Manuel. '
' - (By The Associated Press.)
Oklahoma City, Aug. 1. Oklahoma
voters thronged to the polls today, In a
state wide primary election in which
the three. cornered race for the Dem
ocratic - nomination for governor out
weighed In interest all other contests.
' Little stress has been laid on na
tional issues of any sort In the guber
natorial primary campaign.
' J. C. Walton, mayor of Oklahoma
City, -seeks the nomination on a platform-
approved by the farmer-labor
reconstruction league, an organization
in Oklahoma with many principles
similar to those of the Nonpartisan
league of North Dakota. Thomas H.
Owen, a former Justice of the state
supreme court, and R. C. Wilson, state
superintendent of public instruction,
also are asking for the Democratic
Meanwhile Republican, Democratic
and Socialist nominees for other state
offices and for congress In the eight
districts of Oklahoma were being: se
lected. - Miss Alice Robertson of Muskogee,
representative from the Second con
gressional district, faced a fight for
re-nomination by the Republican
party. 1 Another Oklahoma woman.
Mra Lamar Looney of Hollls. sought
the Democratic nomination for con
gress In the Seventh Oklahoma dis
trict. Representative Manual Herrlck, Re
publican, of the Eighth congressional
district, faced a stiff fight for re-nomination.
TWO DROWN NEAR ROSSYILLE
- '. -
Ralph and Henry MtlHw - Get Into
' v Peep Water While Wading. .
Ralph .Miller. 6, and his brother
Henry, 8, were drowned about 3
o'clock, Mtfnday afternoon, while wad
ing In Cross creek, about one-fourth
mile from Rossville. - They were the
sons of Mr, and. Mrs. Earl Miller, of
Rossville, and nephews of Dr. Henry
H. Miller. , : ..
According to the story told by Ray
mond Tarbutton, 6 years old, who ac
companied the other boys, one of the
lads waded in beyond his depth and
sank.- The other went after him and
both of them sank. Raymond ran to
the nearest house and called for help.
Six men responded to his appeal, but
the two boys had already drowned.
The bodies were found at the bottom
of a hole six feet deep and recovered
by Archie Cless, Lewis Clark and
The double tragedy brings the total
number of Shawnee county boys
drowned this summer to five, accord
ing to Dr. H. L. Clark, county coroner.
These two were the youngest of the
five, he said.
HANG NEGRUt HOT SPRINGS
He Shot and Killed an Insurance Man,
Arkansas Mob Believed.
Hot Springs, Ark., Aug. 1. Bunk
Harris, negro, was taken from officers
here at 8 o clock this morning and
hanged in a public square following
the death early today of Maurice Con
nelly an insurance solicitor, who was
shot last night by a negro burglar.
Lynch Another in Georgia.
Macon, Ga., Aug. 1. A negro iden
tified by officers as John Glover, alias
"Cocky," slayer of Walter C. Byrd.
deputy sheriff of Bibb county, and
George Marshall, negro, here Saturday
night, was put to death by a mob of
about 800 men at 1 o'clock today two
miles from Holton.
STEAMER CRASHES 2 DROWN.
Women Knocked Off Excursion Boat
as It Hits Ferry.
New Tork. Aug.' I. Two women
were knocked overboard and a score
of other, passengers were hurt today
when the excursion boat Grand Re
public crashed into an Erie ferry boat
in the North river.
When the crash came, women be
gan to scream and several fainted
when they saw the two ma overboard
from the Grand Republic. Ferry '
boat deck hands immediately plunged
into the water In an attempt to rescue
the women, but it is believed both
A. H. NEWMAN IS DEAD.
President of Arkansas City Dry Goods
Firm in Business Fifty Yearn.
Arkansas City, Aug. 1. A. A. New
man. 80, president of the Newman
Dry Goods company here, died in Al
berta, Canada, yesterday while on a
He was in business here continu
ously for fifty years, having comf
here in 1870. He was instrumental - J
bringing the Santa Fe shops here and
was the most widely known man in
this section of the country.
RESCUE 300 WOMEN PATIENTS.
Ward of State Hospital In Little Rock
Burns to Ground.
Little Rock. Ark.. Aug. 1. Three
hundred women patients were suc
cessfully removed from, a large ward
building of the state hospital for ner
vous diseases -here earry- today after a
fire, which destroyed
discovered in the attic
(HEAVY VOTE HERETO
Striking Shopmen Cast Their
Ballots Early Today.
In Some Precincts Voting Was
Light During Forenoon.
IS LIGHTER ON WEST SIDE!
In This District Ballots Will Be
Call Sent to Clerk for More Re- J
niihlienn Kallnfe ! Sultry weather will continue in
puPllCan rJailOIS. definitely, says Meteorologist Flora.
. ! High temperatures are scheduled for
"Voting In the primary election in
Topeka this forenoon and early this
afternoon was as splotchy and varie
gated as the campaigns have been.
The - ballot cast . early In the day
ranged from very light to heavier
than it ever has been before, in dif
One factor which brought this
about was the vote of the striking
shopmen in the east side precincts.
Having nothing better to do, the shop
men have been voting and voting
In the sixth precinct of the Sec
ond ward, there were 123 votes cast
before noon. Of that number at least
110 were Republican tickets and that
precinct voted three to one Demo
crat! o at the last general election.
Shopmen Vote Early.
The fact that the shopmen are off
duty means that the votes in those
precincts will be early and heavy. Just
before noon other precincts In that
ward had balloted as follows: fourth
precinct, seventy-four; seventh pre
cinct, fifty-nine; third precinct, 112;
eighth precinct, fifty. All of these
figures are high for the precincts in
Question, at that tim'e of day.
On the contrary, on the west side of i
avenue, the vote has been
rather lighter than usual during the
morning and noon hours. This is ex
plained by the fact that most of the
stores and offices are closing at 5
o'clock or 6:30 o'clock, giving the em-
pioyes time to do their voting after j Republican Leader Will Go to
the day's work, whereas when the
stores closed at 6 o'clock, the em- Washington Thursday. "
pioyes voted during the noon hour.
At the first precinct of the Third
ward, the vote at 2 o'clock this after-1 David W. Mulvane, Republican na
noon was 145 out of a registration of tional committeeman for Kansas, will
587; at the second precinct of He i ti j... nr..ki,.i. .h...
Third ward, the vote was 128 at thei. . ' , f. .
same time: at the fifth precinct of the h wlU sPend several months as first
same time; at the fifth precinct of the
Second ward the vote was 135, about
20 of the registration.
Light Vote In Fourth Ward.
At the Provident association, the
second precinct of the Fourth ward,
the vote was 110, rather light, out of
a registration of 436.
At the Central Congregational
church, where the votes of the sixth
precinct of the Third ward were being
cast, there 'had - been cast 247 votes
out of a registration of 840 at 2
At 1420 Kansas-avenue, always 'a
late voting .precinct,, the second ot the
Fifth ward, there had been cast 119
votes out of a registration of between
400 and 500.
In most of the precincts the voting
thus far has been more or less a mas
culine prerogative, and the men vot
ing have outnumbered the women. It
is believed that the bulk of the fe
male vote was cast -during the fore
noon and- early morning, and that
there are many men -to come in later
in the day.
The ballots called for have been
overwhelmingly Republican in every
precinct of every ward. Several calls
for more Republican ballots were sent
to the county clerk before noon today.
S. B. A. TO BUILD HOSPITAL
Contract for New Building Will Be
Let in December.
The contract for the new hospital
of the Security Benefit association
home, located on the West Sixth ave
nue road, will be let about December
1.-according to James M. Kirkpatrick,
national president of the association.
Construction on the hospital will
begin immediately following the let
ting of the contract or early next
spring, says Kirkpatrick. No plans
for the building have !een drawn yet,
but it is tentatively agreed that it will
contain either two or three stories and
fifty beds. The hospital will not only
be for the use of the members of the
home but for all memoers of the or
der, says Kirkpatrick.
UNION HERO IS DEAD.
Brig. Gen. Edward Whltaker Carried
Message to Appomattox.
Washington. Aug. 1. Brig. Gen.
Edward Whitaker, who as a union of- ;
ncer is saia to nave carried tne mes
sage which halted the preparted union ,
charge at Appomattox and which re-, guest at the Mulvane home. His par
suited in the unconditional surrender j ticular mission to Kansas, however, is
of Lee's army, died Sunday at his ; reported to have been to present a
home here. 1 request from Secretary Hoover that
He was a holder of a congressional i
medal of honor. 1
ASKS PAY FOB TAB SUIT
Former Employe of Chicago &
Alton Says the Road Will Have
to pay $20,000 to Get bis "Suit"
Kansas City Mo., Aug. 1. The Chi-
cago & Alton railroad was today the
defendant in one of the most unusual
j ... . , . i
damage actions ever filed against a
- It is in
the nature of a little bill j
for 120,000 which Clifford Keil would
collect for tar and sundry feathers
which were applied to Keil while he
was working as a strikebreaker in the
shops at Slater. Mo.
Keil charges in his petition that the
Lrailroad guaranteed him a safe place
to worn ana goon treatment wnen ne
took the Job in the shops. According
to Keil, however, the railroad was
grossly negligent and even careless, i
He was taken out of the shops by two
men. he alleged, striped from the
waist down, tarred and feathered, and
then brought to this city and photo
graphed. He received 15 from an
'agent of the railroad to remove the
tar and feathers, he asserts.
FORECAST FOR KANSAS.
I'DHrttled but ffenermllx fair tonight
and Vwlneiwiay. ot much change tn
MORE SULTRY WEATHER DUE
Showers May Cause Some Kansas
Voters to Stay at Home.
7 o'clock 73111 o'clock 86
8 o'clock 76;12 o'clock 87
o'clock 81 1 o'clock.. 88
o'clock .84 2 o'clock 89
Wednesday and no relief from the
present brand of weather Is in sight
says Meteorologist Flora. Somewhat
unsettled weather conditions were
general over Kansas today and there
is a possibility of showers falling in
Topeka at any time.
The temperature will drop to about
70 degrees tonight and will rise to
about 95 degrees. Wednesday.
Topeka received only a trace of rain
Monday night. The heaviest rains re
ported in Kansas were: Emporia,
1.32 Inches; Eureka, .52 of an inch;
Fort' Scott, 1.50 inches; Goodland, .40
of an inch: Iola, 2.04 inches; Phillips
burg, .22 of an inch; Lawrence, .20 of
an inch and Reading. 1.04 inches.
The highest temperature in Topeka
in the last twenty-four hours was 93
degrees at 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon
and the lowest was 71 at 6 o'clock this
morning. The temperature averaged
four degrees above normal. The high
est temperature in Kansas was JrOO
degrees at Anthony, Coldwater and
Phillipsburg and the lowest was 62 at
, Goodland and Dresden. The highest
fContlnnen on Pass Tiro.1
TO ENTER CABINET
Datld W. Mulvane to Serve as
Assistant to Hoorer.
assistant under Herbert Hoover, sec
retary of commeroe. The widely
known Republican leader was asked to
come to Washington, to enter the de
partment several months ago but de
clined to leave Kansas until after the
primaries. He expects to return to the
state for at least a month of the pre
A BI Responsibility. .' '.
Selection of Mulvane to enter the
cabinet service in the department of
commerce at this particular time is a
iliftlnct honor to the state and the
prominent Topekan. 'With the impor
tant work before Secretary Hoover in
; mi Hi ii r"
D. W. Mulvane of Topeka who goes to
Washington to assist Herbert Hoo
ver in cabinet service. J
the coal strike and international af
fairs at this time, Mulvane will be
Riven a big responsibility In Washing
ton affairs. Jiis acceptance of the
appointment as first assistant to
Secretary Hoover is for a temporary
period to serve during absence of As
sistant Secretary Houston.
Recently Assistant Secretary Hous
ton visited Topeka on his way to
He was leaving on a trip
around the world to be absent nearly
a. year. While in Topeka he was
Mulvane fill the vacancy in the cabl-
net department during Houston's ab
sence. Mulvane declined to leave the
state during the primary campaign
and is going to Washington this week
with plans to return for the party
council and to devote at least a mon-
to the connressional and state fights.
Personal ITiend of Hoover.
Mr. Mulvane has been on terms ot
close personal friendshtp with both
! Secretary Hoover and Assistant fiecre-
tary Houston during their service In
ihe department of commerce. During
the last fifteen months the Kansas
national committeeman has been in
Washington a considerable portion of
the time. He was for several months
mt charf,e f Kcpunlican national
I V-i ..ii-i -1 nr-a during t 1 11 II Vi on ftt
Chairman Adams. It is now likely
that he will bo called upon to devote
considerable time to service In the de
partment of commerce during the next
few months. He has told . personal
friends tht he expects to return to
the state some time this fall.
Mulvane Is one. of the half dozer,
most prominent members of the na
tional committee. For a number ol
years he has not only been a blgfac-
tor in Kansas state politics, but in na
tional affairs. He was one of the'
dozen men in the conference in Chi
cago during the Republican national
convention two years ago when plans
were laid for the nomination of Presi
dent Harding after preliminary ballots
bad shown a probable deadlock.
LOOKED FOR IN
Wyandotte Is One of Key Conn
ties in Today's yoting.
Chief Interest in Election Is on
TOTAL MAY. PASS 200,000
Three Candidates for Governor
Clalni Rural Districts.
Morgan's Strength Said To B
in Towns and Cities.
BY A. L. SHULTZ. '
In J,t3 precincts today the little
bfennial task of fixing up the govern,
anent via the ballot is under way. It
is the state's eighth primary. From
the biggest flood of non-committal
campaign literature and violent ora
tory ever produced In a hunt for
votes, the average cltisen is today try
ing to reach a stage of mental nor
malcy, and vote Intelligently.
Fair weather conditions In all
sections of the state indicated a heavy
vote. Local rains during the night In
several communities are not likely to
keep the voters away from the polls.
If the farmers vote today and some
how the politician has a lurking sus
picion that he will vote the total for
the state may pass the 200,000 mark.
If the crop growers stay at home tha
state total will likely be below 200,000.
Interest In Farmer Vote.
There is considerably more than
just passing Interest In today's farmer
vote. Almest everyone except tho
Morgan crowd has been claiming it.
A heavy farm vote may make or ruin
several political chances.
In the governorship race the Mor
gan opposition expects to win in the
farm districts. If there la a stay at
home vote in the country today, Mor
gan chances will go up. Ifihe rural
districts turn out to make a few sug
gestions about patches on state gov
ernment, there may be things for the
Morgan camp to worry about. Lam
bertson, Stubbs and McNeal claim
heavy farmer support. Most of the
farmer organizations have been re
ported for Lambertson.
Morgan Favored in Cities.
Morgan ought to show strong on the
early returns. His strength is in the
towns and cities. Not until the out
lying precincts begin to count votes
will there be an Indication as to his
opposition. If the lamp wicks are
properly trimmed during today and
the schoolhouse janitor hasn't forgot
ten to buy a new can of kerosene, the
country precinct boards ought to
finish most of their . count before
Big Fight for Governor.
Most of the state Interest centers
in the" governorship fight. But the
congressional contests in the First,
Second. Third, Fifth and Sixth dis
tricts will not be overlooked. Friends
of present congressmen claim they :
have strong chances to win renomlna
tions, altho the fight on Congressman ,
Ed C. Little in the Second is rough.
Congressman Dan Anthony's follow
ing in the First district apparently
bucked up strongly during the week
end and he went into the finish in ap
parently better shape thsn any time
during his short campaign. -
Volland Claims Shawnee.
- In Shawnee county tho congres
sional fight Is one of the Issues of
greatest concern. Anthony's friends
claim he will come to Shawnee county
with 6,000 plurality and will more
than overcome any opposition
strength here. Volland supporters
claim Shawnee county by a large plu
rality. Fighting is red hot on the Porter
Hopkins judgeship. With practically
every lawyer in the state behind him
and an enormous support from busi
ness and professional men as wsll as
ministers and laboring men. Justice
Porter's friends believe ne Is well in
Wyandotte county Is one of the key
counties in today's primaries. Botts
Porter and Hopkins claim the eounty.
Reports from the county today wera
to the effect that C. It. Griffith had
been dropped from the strong city
hall slate in Kansas City. The attor
ney general's fight which wan declared
to be between Griffith and Tom Smith
of Hiawatha may be affected decided
ly by the swing of the big Wyandotte
vote against Griffith.
Labor In tho Race.
Organized labor is showing Its hand
in the fight in a big way. W. E. Free
man, president of the state Federation
of Labor, today directed 10,000 union
men to get into the primary campaign
in, all labor towns. It is the plan of
the labor leaders to throw their sup
port behind Knapp for governor.
In Topeka and First district coun
ties the labor vote was declared to be
solidly behind W. E. Bush for con
gress. F.ghts on secondary state office
will bring out a large vote in many
communities. The Wooster-Mlley-Seaman
fight for superintendent ot
public instruction is holding interest
in every section of the state.
Emmett D. George's fight for super
intendent of insurance on the theory
that the policyholders ought to have a
friend in the office has added concern
in the voting.
Returns Will Be Slow.
Returns will come to Topeka slowly.
The heavy state ballot, together wits)
crowded county tickets, means slow,
tedious work in counting the ballots.
There are fifty-two more preclncta
than in the campaign In 1920.. This
fact will relieve congestion in some of
the large polling places. Results of
several contests may be determined
fOtDtinued on I'ogekix.7 "
WAS GOOD BUY MONDAY!
New Orleans. Aug. 1. Cotton
jumped $8.50 a bale at th local
exchange today immediately aftvr
the reading Of the department of
agriculture report placing tho con
dition of the growing crop at 7.
per cent ot normal.