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WESTERN KANSAS WORLD '
MINERS GOTO WORK Meeting at Franklin Votes Al most Unanimously to Re sume Operations. TROUBLES BELIEVED OVER International President John P. White - Threatened to Annul Charters of Pittsburg Locals. Miners at a meeting held in Frank lin recently voted almost unanimously to return to work at once. They in dorsed a message John P. White, inter national president of the U. M. W. A., sent to the district ordering the insur gent miners back to work and threat ening to revoke the charters of the lo cals refusing to obey the order. But eince similar action was taken by oth er miners' meetings' and the marching continued, union officials are not cer tain that the trouble which resulted in an armed clash at Mulberry has ended. Sheriff Turklngton and the district officials addressed the open air Frank lin meeting. Their ad-dresses were re peated In Italian and French. Consid erable animosity was displayed toward Dan Gatti, an Italian leader, who ad (vised the Insurgents to return to work at once. Gatti was one of the first leaders of the Insurgents to persuade the men to .disobey the union officials. TYPHOID FROM WELL WATER Twelve. Chase County Young People Take Down With Disease After Drinking From It. It has Just been discovered that a single well having impure water caused twelve typhoid fever cases in the Diamond Creek neighborhood, northwest of Cottonwood Falls. About a month ago a party was held at the borne of George Guyton. Drinking water was used from the farmhouse well. Afterward several cases of fever began to appear among the young people who had attended the party and increased until there were a dozen patients in all. The appearance of so many cases at once caused physicians to suspect that some well there might be responsible for the disease and the county health officer ordered an analysis of the water from several wells. Typhoid germs were found at the Guyton farm. The well was one into which surface water liad seeped, thereby causing the con tamination. HUTCHINSON COMPANY SUED Grain Concern Charged With Viola tion of State Anti-Trust Law Ouster Is Asked. As the first result of the Kansas probe into the low price of grain, suit alleging violation of the anti-trust law "ss been filed at Hutchinson against the Union Grain Company of that city. The petition Hied in the district court, asks that the company be ousted and its charter declared forfeited because of its illegal acts in eliminating com petition among the millers here. It is charged that four milling con cerns own -the grain company and buy all their grain through it. In this man ner the market is controlled, the state alleges. The suit followed a 2-day hearing orderedJiy A. N. Harvey, spe cial assistant attorney general, named to probe low grain prices, and E. C. Foote, county attorney of Reno county. Boy Killed by Fall. Martindale Bai liff, 6-year-old son of a farmer resid ing near Medicine Lodge, was killed when he fell into a well. His neck was broken. Traction Boiler Explodes. The boiler on a- traction engine used In running a threshing machine on the W. E. Sheriff farm In Ellsworth coun ty, exploded and injured several of the workmen. George Alden, a young man standing near the. engine, was dangerously burned and it is feared If he recovers he-will be blind. Treat for Children. That .no child 1n his neighborhood should fail to en joy a treat of peaches, G. G. Peck, a fruit grower living near La Harpe, has sent out an Invitation inviting every child in La Karpe to spend the after noon of August 25 in" his peach or chard. i Train Kills Womam Mrs. Bell "White, 75 years old, was killed by a freight train on the Frisco at Lacygne. She was starting for Independence, Mo, to see her brother-in-law, Merrill "White, who was reported to be dying. - Steal 400 Chickens. Mrs. Segrid Ol son, just north of Scandia, lost 400 chickens when ' thieves raided her coops the other night. - - $110,000 for Steers. Charles Wood and A. C. Gunther of Kansas City, Kas., recently bought from John Tay lor & Son of Augusta 1,200 high grade white face steers for $110,000. A part of the herd is to be delivered at once. The remainder is to stay on grass for a time and be delivered later. ' -" - - Off on Big "Motor To.ur. 'Nearly fifty motor cars and about two hun dred persons have left Manhattan for a ten-day tour of Colorado. The ob . Ject is to boost Manhattan and the Coiden Belt Road. . WOULD HOLD THEIR WHEAT American Farmers' Federation, Just Organized, Plans to Get More f for Their Grain. Not 'a bushel of the 1914 wheat crop in the United States will be sold at less than $1.25 a bushel. If the "Ameri can Farmers' Federation," which sprang into being recently in Kansas City, Kas., keeps its pledge and is able to. influence the farmers of the nation to follow its lead. The federation was formulated after three days of speech-making and argu ment. Just before 2 o'clock in the morning sixty tired and sleepy dele gates from all parts of the country and representing eight different farm ers' organizations adopted, the consti tution and by-laws. Then, despite their sleepiness, they wrangled over and finally adopted a resolution that none of the members would sell wheat at less than $1.25, and that they would use their influence to getxother farm ers to take the same stand. J. A. Everitt of Indianapolis, presi dent of the Farmers Society of Equi ty, who started the movement to fed erate the various societies, was elect ed president; C. P. Ressler of Cha nute, Kas., was elected vice president, and C. Hays Taylor of Indianapolis, secretary-treasurer. These were elect ed directors: - C. W. PIckham, Haven, -Kas.; R. M. Tyson, Tobias, Neb.; W. H. Mitchell. Hutchinson. Kas.; L. H. Brockman. Parker's Prairie, Minn.; W. M. England, Calloa, Mo.; G. W. Briggs, Lubbock, Tex., and J. L- Bi deau, Chanute, Kas. - Although eight farmers' organiza tions, Including the National Grange, were represented, only two societies, the Farmers Union and the Farmers" Society of Equity, took part officially in the federation. Representatives of the others voted as individuals and will carry back the plan of organiza tion to their various societies and ask them to join in the federation. -K Took Brother's Place in Duel. Charles Towery and George Ramage of Chapman Camp fought a duel with revolvers recently. Both men are in a hospital at Pittsburg recovering from wounds that are not dangerous, but are very painful. Towery was shot through the face and neck and Ramage was shot through the neck and also through the hip. Towery and a brother of Ramage had a quarrel. Ramage took his brother's place when the quarrel developed into a contest with firearms. , Bury Pioneer. The funeral of Will iam Griffiths, a pioneer of Johnson county, was held at his home, eight miles southeast of Olathe, recently. He was a volunteer in Company I, Eleventh Kansas Infantry, until the close of the war. He Is survived by a widow, two sons and one daughter, George E., of Olathe, Abraham L. and Mrs. I. Beardsley, of Stanley. . Saline -County Pioneer Dies. Charles S. Everhart, 69 years old and a pioneer of Saline county, is dead at his home in Gypsum City. He came to Saline county in 1870 and was a farmer. He served In the Civil war four, years. New Postoffice Finished. The flag has been raised over; Abilene's new $70,000 postoffice building. C. M. Har per made an address and a large crowd was present. It will be occu pied in three weeks. . Ran Down by Motor Car. A motor car driven by a man named Hill from Peru ran over and badly Injured Ce cil Koyle, 7 years old, at Independence. It is believed the boy will recover. Montgomery Pioneer Dies. R. F. Richart, thirty years a resident of Montgomery county, is dead at Cherry vale of paralysis. - Appeal Women's Verdict. Dissatis fied with the verdict of a woman jury in a justice court at Independence, the defendant in the case of Lee Looney vs. C. E. Hall, appealed to the dis trict court. A dispute arose between a Caney woman and a piano agent, and charges of gaining money under false pretenses were made. A jury of women, the first ever impaneled In Caney. returned a verdict for the woman in two minutes after retiring. -H - Change at Leavenworth. Col. H. A. Green has arrived at Fort Leaven worth to become commandant of the army service schools. Lieut. CoL W. P. Brunham, who has been acting commandant of the schools, has been relieved from duty at the Leaven worth garrison and will leave the post about'September 1. "Doc" King Caught. S. 3. Loring, alias -"Doc" King, the trusty prisoner who escaped from the state peniten tiary several weeks ago after passing a forged checTc on a Leavenworth jew eler for $90, is under arrest in Wash ington, D. C Section Foreman in Crash. John P. Neal. a Missouri Pacific section fore man at Smolan, was dangerously in jured and Olaf Nelson, a section band, was badly bruised when a gas hand car was struck, by a freight locomo tive near Salina. ' - -tt -k Former Kansah in Charge. The $7,000,000 of o!d sent to Europe for American tourists is In charge of Da vid M. Addison, a former Salina resi dent. He has been paymaster of the navy on the battleship Tennessee for , twelve years. . - This celebrated division of the French army Is made up of the regulation trained dogs. . TO BUY SHIPS SOON President Wilson Pushes Plan to Build Up American Commerce. BILL INTRODUCED IN HOUSE Administration Measure Provides for Incorporation of Big Company by the Government. Washington. Plans Tor building up a permanent American merchant ma rine by the purchase of foreign ships to be operated by the government went forward in congress and at the White House. In the house. Representative Alex ander introduced the administration bill for the incorporation of a 30-mll-lion-dollar company to own and oper ate ocean steamers under a shipping board composed of the President, the secretary of the treasury, the postmas ter general and the secretary of com merce. The government would sub-v scribe for not less than 51 per cent of the capital stock by an appropriation. Ships would be bought by the sale of $10,000,000 Panama Canal bonds. President Wilson reiterated his de termination to urge the ship purchase plan and said he expected it to be in operation within two or three weeks. Reports that he had considered the advisability of abandoning the project, he said,were without foundation. The fact that private capital had shown no inclination to act unless the government guaranteed securities, he declared, merely made it necessary for the government to take the initiative The President believes the government will be able to develop new trade routes and make the project desirable to private capital. To meet that pos sibility, the bill would provide for sale of the government's stock in the com pany at any time the shipping, board deemed that advisable. Other plans for fostering American shipping made little progress. The War Risk bill, already passed by the senate, was halted in the house by the failure of vthe rules committee to get a quorum.. Representative Alexander later introduced a bill to authorize a special rule for the measure and an ef fort will be made to get action on it. The new law opening American reg istry to foreign built craft on modified terms, the first of the emergency measures passed since the outbreak of the European war, awaited the President's decision as to suspension of certain sections of the navigation laws. - The administration bill for organiza tion of a federal steamship company provides that the shares shall be $100 each, the corporation may begin busi ness as soon as 51 per cent of the stock has been subscribed and all not subscribed by the public may be taken by the government. READY TO FINANCE CROPS Warehouse Certificates to Be, Basis for Issuing Currency to the National Banks!. Washington, D. C. Assured that all the currency necessary to finance the country's cotton and other staple crops will be furnished . by national banks on warehouse certificates, a committee of eighteen representative planters, manufacturers, dealers and bankers . and government officials have begun working out plans for ac tually bringing this money into circu lation. . ' Steps toward nroviding safe and ade quate warehouse facilities throughout the producing centers already are un der way and leaders in the movement are confident that in the course of a few weeks the emergency created by the European war will have been met. Put Off Papal Conclave. Paris. A correspondent at Rome quotes the Messagero as saying that the date of the conclave to elect a suc cessor to Pope Pius "has not been fixed. It probably will not be before Septem ber 6. : - - Two Missourlans Die In Fire. Houston, Tex. Joseph Nader, St, Louis, and Maynard Upton, Bolivar, Mo., were suffocated and fourteen per sons were slightly injured in - a lire which partly destroyed a restaurant laere. "-- CANINE AMBULANCE DIVISION OF FRENCH ARMY BIG REVENUE COLLECTIONS Federal Treasury Takes in Total of ; $308,627,619 During Fiscal Year Ending June 30. Washington, D. C. The federal treasury has collected a total of $308, 627.619.2X in revenues during the fiscal year ended June 30, according to the report of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Osborn. This figure is a rec ord breaker and shows collections to have increased $35,534440 over the same period of 1913. This increase is attributed to the in come tax and it is confidently predict ed that the next report twelve months hence will be more han double. The income tax was not levied for the full twelve months. Collections from cor porations and individuals totaled $71. 31,274, the remainder of the revenue being derived from excise collections. There was a falling off in collections on fermented liquors to the amount of $4,781,165, but this loss was more than made up by an increase of $2,666,116 and on fermented liquors Including the special, taxes of $814,522. Of the aggregate collections, Mis souri's two districts contributed $13, 331,518; Kansas $536,679, and Okla homa $361,169. ASK CITIES FOR MORE FUNDS Red Cross Officials Send Out Tele grams Urging Need of Money for Relief Work. Washington, D, C. The mayors of many of the larger cities of the United States are being requested by the American Red Cross to bring about a co-operative arrangement with the chambers of commerce, boards of trade and local Red Cross organiza tions whereby the soliciting of contri butions for the American Red Cross European relief expedition may be sys tematized. The mayors of the following cities were asked by telegraph -to form or ganizations in their municipalities: New York, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Den ver, Detroit, Indianapolis. Jersey City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis. New Orleans, Newark, Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore., Providence, Rochester, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Franciseo and Seattle. Carl Morris Saved a Life. Sapulpa, Ok. Carl Morris, Sapulpa white hope, saved Samuel Nelson, a 14-year-old boy, from drowning recently. The boy had already gone under twice when Morris reached him. Retired Preacher Dies in a Field. Guthrie, Okla. The Rev. James Ryan, a retired minister of the Metho dist Episcopal church, was found dead in a field on his farm twenty miles northeast of here. CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS After many days consideration the federal reserve board has - decided It will open all twelve federal reserve banks at the same time, and launch the new banking system simultaneous ly all over the country. All Americans who have sought to enlist in the French army have been found physically fit and in excellent condition for service. The English were next in physical efficiency. The greatest rejection has been among the Russians. Rules have been laid down by the. federal reserve board for appeals from the deciison of the reserve bank organization committee In selection of twelve cities for reserve banks. At the time the selections were an nounced Baltimore, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Omaha bankers ex pressed .dissatisfaction with the com mittee's selections and formal appeals are expected from bankers In those cities. Four public markets for the sale of food supplies direct from producers to consumers will be opened in Manhat tan borough. New York, on Septem ber 1. Acting on advices from London, the Western Union Telegraph Com pany announced that messages for Switzerland may now be written In English as well as in French. France has replied unfavorably to the proposal of the United States that ships owned by the belligerent coon tries but chartered by this government for the sole purpose of "repatriating" Americans be regarded as neutral. ambulance corps, aided by specially EXPECT INDICTMENTS SOON Government to Prosecute Food " Price Boosters. V'ashington. Although the depart mes: f justice dragnet to catch al leged conspirators who have raised food prices has not been drawn in, there were strong indications that at least six grand juries soon will be asked to return indictments against dealers alleged to be in conspiracy to violate the Sherman anti-trust act. Juries are almost certain to be ask ed for indictments in Washington, Chicago. Brooklyn and three other cities, the names of which the depart ment at present will not reveal. In Chicago the effort to jail offenders will be made immediately and in other cities all expedition will be used. Despite unwillingness of officials to discuss the investigations at present, it leaked out that information has leen obtained concerning beef packers in Chicago which may result In prose cutions. Department officials are at a loss to explain how the packers can export meat and still plead that there is a shortage. It was understood here that the packers have not taken kindly to the investigation. The plan adopted has been to look into affairs of branch houses and the packers have objected and insisted that the investigations be made at headquarters. The rise in the price of sugar has led to a renewed interest among de partment officials in the investigation of the supposed connection between the so-called sugar trust and the beet sugar interests. STEAMER MAZATLAN SAILS American Vessel With Coal Aboard Finally Gets Clearance Papers at San Francisco. San Francisco, Cal. The American steamer Mazatlan, whose clearance pa pers from this port have been held up several days because it was the be lief of local federal officials that she intended to deliver 500 tons of sacked coal at sea to a German cruiser, was permitted to sail. Her destination is Guaymas, Mex. She was allowed to clear under in structions from Washington to Col lector of Port J. O. Davis. The MazatlaA was permitted to clear provided that, should she discharge her coal to a German cruiser such ac tion shall be construed as if the war ship coaled in a neutral port. This would bar the vessel of a warring na tion for three months from coaling in a neutral port. The Mazatlan is under bond signed by the local representatives of -the German government to carry out the "agreement. The Mazatlan is owned by the German shipping firm of Frederick Jebson & Company. - - GEN. POWELL CLAYTON DIES End Comes to Aged Arkansas States man and National Committee man in Washington. ' - Washington,- D. C Gen. Powell Clayton. SI years old, distinguis'hed statesman, diplomat and soldier, is dead at his apartment here. He had been in feeble health for many months. A native of Bethel, Pa., and edu cated as a civil engineer. General Clay ton emigrated to Kansas in 1861 and there entered the Union army. He rose to the rank of brigadier general. After the war he went to Arkansas, and in 1868 was elected governor of the state. Three years later he was sent to the United States senate. The general was appointed ambassa dor to Mexico by President McKlnley In 1897, and held that post until 1905, when he retired from public life. For forty years he was a member of the Republican national committee, and attended every meeting. Dozen Watch a Bandit Work.- -Minneapolis, Minn. While a dozen persons looked on an armed bandit held up an employe of a bakery com pany here, seized a. sachet containing nearly $2,000, the company's weekly payroll, and escaped in a motor car. Francis Refuses Embassy. Washington. David R. Francis of. St. Louis, ex-governor of Missouri, has declined the appointment as the first ambassador to Argentina. He bad been - selected to succeed John W. Garret. , . TO ELECT NEW POPE Conclave of. Cardinals May " Meet" August 31 to Choose Pius' Successor. AMERICANS MAY BE TOO LATE Body of Late Pontiff Placed in Tomb in St. Peters With Solemn Ceremony. Rome. No . exact date lias beea fixed yet for. the convening -of the conclave which will elect a successor to Pope Pius X. although there seems to be disposition on the part of many of the cardinals at present in Rome, to start the proceedings next Monday, if these cardinals should have their way Cardinals Gibbons and O'Connell will nnt ha flhlA tn rAnph hprA in time for the open ing session and it is donbt- " ful also whether Cardinal Farley, who has arrived in Chiasso, Switzerland, can be present. Workmen were engaged in the Sis tine chapel erecting the catafalque for the last funeral mass for Pope Pius, whU will be celebrated next Sunday. ImmedVUely after this service the chapel will be transformed into a con clave halL nals met In the consistorial hall, sev eral cardinals from the provinces at tending for the first time, including Cardinal Dellachlesa, archbishop of Boulogne, and Cardinal Mersier, arch bishop of Mechlin, Belgium, the latter of whom was greeted cordially by Car-, dinals Delia Volpe, Agljardi, Merry del Val and Vincenzo Vannutelli, who discussed the war situation with him. Body Placed in Tomb. Rome. The entombment of the lata Pope Pius X. took place Saturday even ing at sunset. The great basilica of St. Peter's was in semi-darkness. A flickering light came from the perpetu ally burning tapers about the Sbrina nf tha AnnelloR nnri thfl ranf11R in th.1 chapel where the catafalque stood. Those who witnessed the ceremony, numbering about 1,000, came by "spe cial invitation and included the diplo matic representatives accredited to the Holy See, the prelates and mem bers of the Roman aristocracy. The procession formed in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, "where for hours the body of Pius X. lay in state. The catafalque was surmounted by the triple crown and the body of the pope was clad in the pontificate robes and surrounded by the emblems of his sa cred office. During the course of the day many thousands of persons passed by the bier. . . In the evening the bier was removed and placed on a low - platform on wheels. At the gates of the" chapel the arch priest of the basilica, in vio let robes and surrounded by the chap ter, joined in the procession-. First came a jeweled cross held aloft, then the cardinals and high prelates, each carrying a candle. In the center of the procession was the bier, the cor tege passing amid the kneeling crowd, while through the . vast and silent church was heard the Miserere, n. by the Slstine choir. The solemn cortege marched in'o the crypt where the body of Pius X. will have its final resting place. Hero the roof is very low, and the Miserere had a peculiarly weird and inelancholr effect The tomb of the late pontiff is on the right at the entrance to the subterranean chapel, close to that of several other popes. At this roint several ancient marble tables wero removed to make room for the tomb of Pius, which, while partly within the wa'.l. also projects into the passage. The body of the pontiff lies in a gold cross. This is encased in zinc, cypress wood coffin, on which rests a and finally in an oak casket. On the casket is the inscription: "Here lies the body of Pius X.. bo:n June 2,' 1835: died August 20, 1914." The coffin was placed within the tomb while Cardinal Delia . Volpe -recited prayers for the dead, accompa nied by all present, kneeling. A monument to Pius X. will be erected In the crypt. CARDINAL FARLEY IN ROME American ChurcKnan Arrives From Switzerland With Suite Other Prelates Rapidly Gathering. Rome. Cardinal Farley of New York and his suite has reached Rome from Switzerland. The cardi nal was met in the royal waiting room, of the railway station which had beea. placed at bis disposal, by Monsignor Fisher of Philadelphia and other Amer ican prelates. Cardinal Bettinger,. Archbishop of Munich, and Cardinal Prisco also ar rived. Cardinal Prisco notified Cardi nal Delia Volpe, the chamberlain, that he did not believe his bealth would . permit of his taking part in the con clave. . Report for McReynolds. - " Washington. A favorable report on the nomination of Attorney General mcneynoius 10 me supreme court ana T. W. Gregory to be attorney general has been ordered by the senate judi ciary committee. Few Idle Freight Cars. Chicago. The fortnightly report of the American Railway tussociation shows 174.600 idle freight cars in th United States August 15. This is 24 -S00 less than the number reported iJ!a on August.