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health and virtue more than
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eteran Leader Almost In
Tears As He Thanks
, Delegates
ays He Feels No Enmity
iToward Those Who
v. Opposed Him'-'- -
1-- -)enver,
June 25. President Sam
Gompers and his entire adminis
tion was returned to office (for
Uher year by. the annual conven
h, of the American Federation of
bor after overwhelmingly defeat
oponents' for, the' presidency; ancl
of the' vice-presJdenciesr
aniel J. Tobin, of Indianapolis,
I re-elected treasurer and Frank
rrison, of Washington, was re-
jrted secretary. -
Wncinnati, 'Ottmpfti :
Je for the 1922 convention,
jhis sweeping victory, the labor
said tonight at the close of the
(Jeration'8 forty-first annual con
ation; demonstrated that the Am
an Trade Union movement "will
jjsubmit to dictation from the
ies of corruption or greed neitn
the Hearsts nor the Garys "f cn
ft our course or select our -Jead-
All member of the Metho.Hiat rn;.
copal church and many other persons
wno Know and admire him were re.
joked to learn. that Bishop William
A. Quayle of St. Louis was reeovarinn
from a severe illness.
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(Br AMovlntril Premtl
....Reno, Nev., June 25-The ef
fort of the state attorney general
to have the divorce decree of Mary
Pickford., from Owen Moore, set
aside failed at Minden this after
noon when District Judge Langan
granted a motion to quash the sum
mons in the attorney. , general's
The court held that while it was
true the state was a party to all
divorces 93 contended by the at
torney general, yet' the state was
represented by the trial judge and
not by the attorney. As the decree
had been accepted by the DlaintilT
and defendant the judge decided,
the state was stoDDed from nro-
ceedings to set aside the decree.
Many of the members of the bar
from all western. Nevada ..were
he administration forces made a
a sweep from the beginning when
-lident Gompers was returned to
presidency far . the fortieth ime
'cinuciiiuug jonn Li. iewis, pre
ft of the United Mine Workers,
j vote of 25,022 to 12,324.
t8t Serious Opposition in Years
fis was the' first time Gompers
been seriously opposed snce 1894
J he was defeated by John Mc-
a mine worker at a convention
s city, but he was returned Jo
S tha fdllowing year. When ; his
"ry was announced the labor
(r who is now 71 years old, could
lv fnnHviT hitt 1
. Liiiuniiija aim was
S ae verge of tears When hfe . took!
lace athe rostrum to thank the
tes for their support and con-
llje.--, ;. '.
IS. of t.hp mina H7nlrAo
.. w -i ii v.. i .3 , ai use I
his place at the rear of the hall I
oeclared, in a stirring address,'
ne accepted the verdict of the
lean Federation of Labor with-
he slightest tinge of enmity in
Bind. He was1 given a 'trem'en-
ovation as he concluded his
' t --.f ;-.
I official roll call showed that
five organizations voted solidly
he mine worker's Ueader. '.They
jthe United Brotherhood of Car-
rs and Joiners, International
lation of Machinists Mine, Mill
melter workers. Tailors and
raugfitsmen's Union. The mine
rs delegation split their vote.
i f t '-
oovr Thinks Goverh-
Aid Is Last
Washington, June 25. While ex
pressing disapproval of the Norris
bill to create a $100,000,000 corpora
tion to aid in farm exports, Secre
tary Hoover told a senate committee
today that the administration nw.
nized the economic plight of Ameri
canifarniers aHd Was engaged in "mo
bilizing, private .banking credits, to
prevent the forced liquidation of farm
commodities, particularly cotton and
; 'tLet ua "first attempt', he Isaid '"to
prevent forced liquidation of these
commodities by mobilizing, private
capital as has been done already in
the cattle industry and then if we
fail there will be time enough to get
the government to take up the burden
ilfi i ir :' nnri il
lVlflllDiAlv ASK
Pointing out that the f Ilnitp
States had sen to Europe a' '"billion
dollars' worth, of food stuffs in the
last eleven months" Mr. Hoover said
it "was evident that the governments
and peoples there " find monev . for
foods," but 'conceded1 that the situa
tion as to cotton was worse "because
they tend to reduce their normal
requirements of textiles.", ;
"One .wishes to make' many mental
reservations upon the possible recupr
eration in Europe." Mr. Hoover said,
in the course of a general discussion
of the economic situation overseas,
J'butjthe securities : possible i to ob
tain cannot be classed as A-l."
Riot Results .in Which
Number are Stabbed
and Beaten
Engineer Fells One Ofl
, . i
Women With Hammer
'After' Stabbing
prists Would
anish All Dance
alls and Movies
I (By AMoelated Preu)
Moines, Iowa, June 25. Sup
jn of dance halls as a menace
rmoral life of the nation and a
I strike on moving pictures by
Upeople" was advocated by the
,Service committee in its an-
Jport to the North Baptist con
j ' here today.
Predict Passage
Of Tariff Bill
Before July 2 0
Special to the Neira
Washington, June 25. Passage of
the tariff, bill by the house1 before
July 20 was predicted today by Rep
resentative Mondell, republican house
leader who conferred with President
Harding, and by Chairman Fordney,
of the way and means committee.
The also afireed that" the :'revenue
bill weuld be taken up immediately
on passage of the tariff measure and
Mr. Mondell added that the snecial
session of , congress,, would end when
the tax iD was enacted'. fs ),
Representative fordney announced
Saturday after democratic commit
teemen had been given an oportynity
to consider in full committee the
measure by the republican members.
.. . (By. Axiioclated Preu)
Marygville.'O., June 25. A num
ber of prisoners and attendants
at the Ohio reformatory for wo
men here were stabbed and beat
en this afternoon as a result of a
"iot' designed, according to offi- j
ciais oi tne institution, to affect
the escape of 25 prisoners after
, killing tfie superintendent and
three employes.. Ten prisoners
escaped, but were later apprehended.
Mary Croy, Fay Coder and EnpiJ
neer Clyde Eckenrode, who, with the:
superintendent, L. N. Mittendorf,'
were said to have been marked toj
die in the plans to escape, were se4
verely cut with butcher knives ini
tpe hands, of the aomates. Mr. Mitten-j
aon was uninjured. ' ,
Lena Prugh, an inmate after stab
bing Eckemrbde in the arm, was fel
led by the engineer with a hammer. ,:
Sociallists 1 Roast
t Soviets as a Crew
of World Wreckers
rnw A.. v.
Detroit, Mich., June 25. Refusing
by a vote of 35 to 4 to affiliate with
the Third International of Moscow
the socialists party of the United!
States today voted in-its annual con
vention here against toternational re
lations of any kind and for the next
year, at least, will pursue its course;
alone. The vote came after Victor!
Berger, Morris Billiquitt and other
leaders nad denounced the soviet
government as the murders of the!
sociallists of Russia, as a "wrecking;
crew" bent on the destruction of
socialistic parties throughout the
David H. Blair, lawyer, business
man and former educator of Winston
Salem, N. C, who has been named by
President Harding to head the inter.
nai revenue bureau. The nn.iitinn
pays $10,000 and considered one of
tne most important posts in the gov.
eminent: J .
Lloyd George, Sends Let-
' Premier Craig
(By ANnnciateil Press)
London, Jeun 25. Declaring the
British government to be equally
inxious that King George's appeal
jlor reconcilliation in Ireland shall
not have been made in vain Premier
Lloyd George" has appealed to Emon
ipeValera, the ' Irish republican lead
er, and Sir-James Craig,-the Ulster
premier, to attend a conference in
London "to explore to theiitmost' the
possibilities of a settlement."
' The invitation is contained 'in a let
ter dated June 24 and which is
couched in identical terms to both
Mr. D. Valera and Sir James, except
for necessary verbal changes.
Money OrderThief
! Caotured and Sent
Back to Pensacola
(By Associated Press)
Tampa, June 25. "Aint no use
to shut de door, de good Lord will
get us if he wants us, anyway,"
aid Robert Burton, negro, this af
ternoon as he closed the door of
the front room of the house where
he was visiting relatives in West
The next moment Burton was
dead, stricken by a lightening bolt
which splintered through the front
of the house. The man's niece, who
had requested the closing of the
door, escaped uninjured. Next
door another house was badly shat
tered, but the occupants were un
scathed. Beneath this house a flock
of chickens was killed by the bolt.
j "r'k
Speclnl to the Srnl
I Mobile. Ala.. June 25. L. Mendel.
an agent of the Seamen's Uni6n. was
arrested here today by Deputy Unit
ed States marshalls and taken to
Pensacola, Fla., in connection " with
l;he disappearance of money. orders
from the pos't office at Oakley,. Ala.,
near here. The sum of $9,000 figures
in the amouilt of money invilved.
according to the post office authori
ties, ine money , orders m amounts
of $100 were cashed by banks at
More Thap sofobq-A'ssem-
ui . At 'jj
uic in nyae rarK in
... ,:vLondon,,
,f ' ".: .'" ; '
ofd Cecil Says League
Can, Never Be
, Scrapped
Sir Gsorne Younger, chairman of
the C'-'or.ist party, is Premier Lloyd
George'. ...jht-hand man.
Cuts. Off. Fraction Of
Mill From 1920
Indicts Chief of Police
and Four of His
False Alarm of Attempt
to Lynch Negro Start
ed the Trouble
MTly Anxovllltcil Press)
London, June 25. Crowds es
timated to number 50,000 ob
;l9.erved the second anniversary of
the League of Nations today by
demonstrations in London's fam
ous public forum, Hyde Par.
: Parades - formed . throughout the
city and marched to Hyde Park where
twenty speakers, including Lord Ro
bert Cecil and the Archbishop of
Canterbury', addressed the crowds
which included representatives of the
forty-eight nations in. the league.
A feature ol the celebration
the, statement of Viscount Grev re.
garcung the league ia which he rf.
clared that the league could not be
scrapped, but) expressed thje belief
that the President and neonlp nf tho
United States desired world peace as
much as those in' this country who
were the strongest supporters of the
league. '
Pilot Killed and
Mechanician Hurt
In a Short Fall
1 f Ilv AMMlHti lrMt
Baltimore. ; June 25. Lieutenant
ijohn F. Bay, of Jarrettsville, Md.,
as killed and Private Eugene 'Nor-
in, was seriously injured when their
'airplane fell at Locan Field near
here today. Lieutenant Day, pilot and
iNorton as observer had just left" the
ileld and were about 15ft -feet in, the
;air when the machine crashed tohe
earth. The accident is believed to
have beep due to, atmospheric condi.
Boy's Shouts
Glee Lures Two
Men to Deaths
By Associated Press)
New York June 25. The shouts
and splashings of eight years old Ed
ward Anderson was mistaken today
for the cries of a drowning lad and
j.iwu wuriunen oi r,uzaDeui, w. j.,
aul baps and Michael Sowenk,
plunged into a pond on Staten Island
to rescue him.
The boy, thinking the men were
going to arrest him, swam to the
bank. When he looked back at the
j watefP ,theTe ,was nopne , in sight.
iwo puui-emen later -recoverea ine
bodies of Saps and Sowenk from the
bottom of the pond. It is believed that
cramp seized them.
Special to the News
Tallahassee, June 25. Governor
Hardee today fixed the state levy
fo 1921 at 10 3-4 mills, divided as
ionows: general revenue 5 mills
pensions 3 1-8 mills; school tax 1
mill; state prison fund 3-8 mill; state
board of health 1-4 mill ancl state
road fund 1 mill.
Governor Hardee, realizing that
at this time tne tax rate should be
placed at the lowest possible amount
and believing that bv rieid economv
the general revenue could be further
reduced, has exercised the power ves
ted m him by law, making the total
tax levy for 1921 at 10 3-4 mills
Accompanying the comptroller's
estimate of the necessary tax lew
for 1921 is a statement of the ap
propriations payable from the sen
eral revenue fund during the two
years during June 30. 1923. aeere-
gat $6,615,003.90, with an estimated
revenue of $7,221,720 to meet them,
based upon last year's assessment and
revenue. Believing that the assess
ment for 1921 will have a very ma
terial increase over the assessment
roll for 1920, partly as a result of
normal growth of valuations, and
partly as a result of the conference
of tax assessors which met in Jack
sonville upon the call of the governor
shortly after his inauguration and
agreed upon plans for more eouita.
ble means of assessment and that
the receipts from licenses and other
sources will show an increase over
last year, the governor felt justified
in the redemption of his campaign
pledge to decrease the millage, it
was announced Saturday. A large
proportion o the ', anpropriatifcns-
payable from the ereneral revenue
fund during the next two years is
tor buildings and other improvement
Dt the state institutions.
Mexican Rebels
Being Sought By
Federal Forces
(By Asaneutea Press)
Brownsville, Tax.. June 25. The
Mexican federal commander at Guer
rero, Mex., opposite Sapata. Tex..
was ordered today to take the field
with 200 men against the sunnoseH
revolutionary band under General
Francisco Murguina, who is said to
have been secretary of war to Car
ranza. The size, of Murgnia's band
is unknown here.
(By Associated Press)
Tulsa, Okla., June 25. Grand jury
investigation of the recent race ijots
here led today to the return of in
dictments against seven civilians and
five of the city police, including Chief
John Gustaf son. Previously about 90
indictments had been returned :
Attorney General Freelinp. wh
conducted the inquiry, told the court
he could not wholly concur in h.
jury's findings, believinor that ami.
sations should have been madn
against other officials and llpir.rf
rioters. Chief Gustafsen and the four
policemen are charged with conspira
cy to dispose of stolen automnhilpa
and the chief, in addition, is charged
with failure to enforce the nrnhihi.
tion law, failure to suonress vi nn.l
failure to enforce the law as, for
instance, carrying fire arms.
On request of the grand iurv and
attorney general, District Judge Bid-
dison, to whom the report was made,
immediately ordered the SUSnpnsinn ef
Chief Gusafsen from office. Judge
Biddenson announced that all of the
accused police stood suspended pend
ing trial.
Brief But To Point
The final report of the srrand iurv
was comparatively brief. It found th
the race trouble resulted from armed
negroes marching up town to defend
Dick Roland, negro, from lvnphino--
that no attempt' had been made, or
was being made to lynch Roland and
the crowd of whites assemhled nhnnf
the court house was largely a peace-
iui one; tnat the armed negroes were
responsible tor the riot: that th
whites who assembled at the court
house and took part in the fighting
there later were not to blame.
It further found that therp vim)
underlying causes of the riot, notab
ly the spreading of racial equality
doctrine among the nec-roes fnr a
considerable time by members of their
own race, and" the storing of arms
by them in a neirro church anI ntha
places; that the majority of the ne
groes were not implicated and were
ignorant of the true facts.
It found that the police had not
properly enforced the law, either in
the white or neero sections- rofo
to place any blame on Sheriff Wil
liam McCuIlough for the riot; "de
plored" reports of the riot whirr, barf
gone out to the newspapers and cal
led on the citizenship to demand law
enforcement and comnetpnt nffl.ioio
The seven civilian indictments were
against alleged rioters and looters in
connection with race trouble.
Special to New
Ocala, June 25. Jesse Aiken, a
young man, whose parents reside here
"""4 tree wnicn ieu UDOa
him at the Wilson Cypress company's i
camp across the Oklawaha river yes
terday. Just; how the accident ban.
pened has not been learned.

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