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14 PAGES READ IT. EVERYBODY 14 PAGES NEEDS IT. LAST EDITION- FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA KANSA. JUNE. 20, 1913- FRIDAY EVENING. Om On mwiHh at TWO CENTS E13UL 6CNTS f 'I PERKINSJEEVISH "Discourteous" of Goyernment to Ask Trying Questions. Thinks He Should Be Knighted Instead of Prosecuted. "AMAZED," HE VOLUNTEERS Sot Being Called as Witness lie Gives Testimony Anyway. Then Gets Angry at Questions Tropounded by Attorneys. Chicag-o. June 20. After a fore r.unn of peppery exchanges between Attrnev Grosvenor. represei.tir.sc the rovernment :n the anil-trust suit against the Harvester cornc-sry, and George W. Perkins, chairman of the finance commute-- -f the company, who was a witness, the latter com plained bitterly 10 epr.-ters of the at titude of the government toward him and the compa'v. The former part.ir of the late J. P. Morgan had been under cross-examination all forenoon, and when dis missed without redirect examination he was surrounded by newspaper men and others. "What has been a matter of con fiant amazement, to me has been the discourteous attitude of the trial," he ' declared. "From the first I expected that the government would call me as a witness, and I was never so surprised in mv life as when the government closed its case without calling on me. Te only course th?n left to me was to go on the stand of my own volition, and the moment I take the stand the prosecutor warns me that anything I may say mny be used against me in a criminal suit which may follow. I go on the stand voluntarily and the gov ernment takes every advantage of me on cross-examination, as if I had al ready been criminally indicted and by every means of insinuation and in nuendo attempts to reflect on 'my in tegrity and cast doubt on my testi mony. "Here in this country I have been prosecuted by my government. Just t- show the difference in its attitude, as compared with other governments, let me say that last year the head of , the Massey Harris company of To ronto, a Mr. Jones was knighted by the king of England for doing the some thing I have done In this coun try, the building up of an immense foreign field of sale for harvesting machinery. "One would think from the attitude of the government that where we went a blight followed, where on the con trary wherever we have gone the land has bloomed." During cross examination Mr. Per kins, answering questions, testified that he had not sought to purchase the McCormick company alone be cause, large as it was, it was not big enough to conquer unaided the for eign field. The fact that the com panies which, he went after controlled ho per cent of the business In the United States did not enter into his consideration. He asserted he merely wanted a big capital, big enough to get the foreign trade. "The capitalization of the Harvester company was $120,000,000." said At torney Grosvenor. "Isn't it a fact all the actual cash put in was $10,000,- 000 '" "No, sir. It is no a fact." responded the witness. "The $120,000,000 was di vided into $60,000,000 properties and $60,000,000 cash." J. Pierpont Morgan & Co., he said, took $2,000,000 of company stock. "How much did you take personally?" asked Mr. Grosvenor. "1 took all I could possibly buy, and 1 still have it. I might add that I have a larger percentage of my private fortune in this enterprise than in any other and I have it because I believe Jt to be a safe and creditable busi ness." "Is It in your name?" "I object, Mr. Grosvenor, to your go ing Into my private affairs In public. If you wish, I will send you a list of all my holdings in the company. My wife also Is a large holder of this stock." The lawyer asked that the list be furnished. Chicago, June 20. As George W. Perkins, former partner of the late J. P. Morgan, viewed it from the witness stand in the Harvester company anti trust hearing today, Edwin P. Gros venor, attorney for the government, knows but little of "deals." The par ticular deal in question was incidental to the formation of the International Harvester company, (a project father ed by Mr. Perkins) particularly with regard to efforts of the witness to buy the McCormick, Deering, Piano, Os borne and Milwaukee Harvester com panies. Mr. Perkins, under cross ex amination by Attorney Grosvenor, stood by his testimony that these con cerns were under consideration, but not these alone. "The title was successfully consum mated in the case of four companies on the same date was not it?" sug gested Attorney Grosvenor. "No, sir; not in the way you want me to say. I was working on the proposition simultaneously, but I think they were not brought to con clusions on the same day. Mr. Grosvenor stated that the four contracts were all signed on July 2 8. 1902, and Mr. Perkins explained that a deal might be completed without anything beins actually put on paper. That was a formality. "Didn't you get all the men together and discuss the proposition?" persist- 3 V.1. ed Grosvenor. ' A "That," replied the witness with - IrmPhasis. "would have been the last Vihmg in the world I would have done. .Mr. Grosvenor, you cannot know much about deals to suggest such a thing." Outcome of Vote Is Awaited. Kansas City, June 20. fpon the out come of a vote on the question of afTilia- j u . ,i v x-cuciauvm oi : mt? American "-v me locals oi tne - oi ivnuj ers ana stoneset- lcIS union in all parts of the cnuntrv may ilopcnd the settlement of the lock out against members of the local building trades council, according to an announce ment by officials of the Bricklayers' union here today. A month will be required to complete the vote. The lockout declared nearly two weeks ago by the Bulldinir Construction Em ployers' association threw 1.500 men out of work and stopped construction of scores ol buildings. Employers have started work on some of the buildings, using non-union laDor. PLACE FOR HOWE Senator Named - Secretary Board of Control. Looks as Though This Ends Fight on Amrine. Governor Hodges today announced the appointment of Senator J. W. Howe of Abilene to succeed Frank M. Brady of Oswego as secretary of the state board of control. Howe was slated for the superlntendency of the Hutchinson reformatory, but ull efforts of the Democrats to pry M. F. Amrine away from his monthly pay check, have failed and the faithful Dickinson coun ty Democrat was given the place on the board of control made vacant by Brady's resignation. Recently Brady was appointed as first assistant to Fred S. Robertson of Atwood. who was appointed to succeed Harry J. Bone as United States district attorney. Brady received his appoint ment last winter, but will leave the board August 1. Senator Howe, who succeeds him. managed the Hodges primary campaign last summer and was one of the reliable administration men during the recent session of the legislature. With the appointment of Senator How today, the Democrats made plans for taking over full control of the board W. E. Brooks, former mayor of Fort Scott and appointed to succeed Charles S. Shuckers, was elected as chairman of the board to succeed Harry Bow man, who was at the head of the board of control during the Stubbs adminis tration. Stans Myers becomes trasurer of the board In the place of S. C. Elliott, whose term expires July 1. Brooks and Myers will take over their new work July 1, but Senator Howe's place as secretary to the board is not effective until August 1. SHE WORE TROUSERS. Suffragette's Disguise Eludes Police Guards. London, June 20. Miss Lillian Len ton, the militant suffragette, who was convicted of having started the fire in the Kew teagarden pavilion, and who has given the police much trouble, has escaped In man's clothes from the house where she was living in Leeds, pending the expiration of her license. Miss Lenton was released from Jail In Mawh hpnuna of illnpsa rlSfd hv a hunger strike. She broke her license and was not heard of again until June 10, wen she was arrested at Doncaster under dramatic circumstances. A woman named Winship was charged with breaking into Westfleld House at Doncaster with the intent to burn it. A witness for the defense who called her self May Dennis confessed that she and not the Winship woman was guilty. She proved to be Miss Lenton for whom the police had been search ing. The Winship woman was released and Miss Lenton was sent back to jail. Miss Lenton immediately started a hunger strike and got out on license j a few days ago. She was placed In a house at Leeds until she had sufficiently recovered to ! be returned to jail. Police guarded the house. She eluded them and got i away yesterda" FIENDS SENTENCED. Penitentiary for Confessed Kidnapers of Little Girl. Salem. Ills.. June 20. Frank Sullens ! and Ernest Harrison were found guilty here today of kidnaping Dorothy Holt last March. The jury fixed the penalty of each at twenty-five years in the rvrfsnn The state had asked the death prison. The state naa asked the death Pe" .ar. ,, was going to her home. Important evidence in the case was a confession by Sullens that he had kidnaped the girl and taken her to an abandoned mine where he was to turn her over to Harrison. For this he said Harrison was to give him five dollars. The girl was found in a critical con dition. Sullens was arrested and a mob demonstration against him resulted in the calling out of several companies of state troops. BROADEN ERDMAN ACT Avoid Serious Railroad Labor Difficul ties Thereby. Washington. June 20. Seth Low of the National Civic Federation, Judge; Martin A. Knapp of the commerce j court and -representatives of leading brotherhood of railway employees, urged the proposed amendment to broaden the Erdman act at a hearing j today by a joint congressional com- j mittee. , ! "Unless the law is revised in the j near future." said Mr. Low, "this! country in all probability will face the most serious railroad labor difficulties in its history." THEN HE CAN SKIP. President Ilnerta Expects to Get 30 Millions June 26. Mexico Citv. June 20. Fifty million dol lars of the Mexico government loan may not be available for six months, according to an explanatory statement to the public made by the minister of finance today. Thirtv million dollars, he said will be at me aispogiuon oi ine guveiuuiBiu dune -u and the remainder in tne iorm or iwo op- tions of six months each. He continues: The only thing to prevent a consumma tion of the transaction will be that con ditions in Mexico become so bad as to make the placing of the bonds by the bankers impossible." The negotiations for the loan were con ducted in Paris through the Banque de Paris Et Des Pays Bas. ROCK ISLAND COST Railroad Valuation Engineers Heady With Report. Cost of Reproduction per Mile Is $58,500. IN ENTIRE STATE $62,653,500 Force in Topeka Offices for East 18 Months. Engineer A. J. Wise in Charge of Valuation. After eighteen months of field work and compilation out of Topeka, the Rock Island . 'nes is nearly ready to make a report of the physical valua tion of the road In Kansas to the state public utilities commission. At the of fice of the enginec in charge of the work, A. J. . ise, in the Rock Island building today, It is stated that the Rock Island in Kansas will average $58,500 a mile physical valuation. This will amount to more than $62,000,000. From this report it will be seen that the Rock Island Lines has an immense Investment in this state. It was a sur prise to the authorities to learn that the condition of the road in this state was up to the $58,500 a mile standard. At $58,500 a mile and with 1,071 miles In Kansas, the Rock Island will show to the public utilities commission a $62,655,500 valuation. From these figures it Is estimated that the Rock Island will show the second largest valuation in the state. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway will average above $58,500 a mile on account of more ballast and larger terminals. The Rock Island will come second with the Union Pacific or Missouri Pacific a probable third. The task of taking the physical valuation began in Kansas in Novem ber 1911. The field work lasted for one year under charge of Engineer A. J. Wise with a corps of five men. Since December 1912 the office force has been compiling the notes taken in field work These notes have been compiled and at this time the valuation men are checking over the entire work with the engineers of the state public utilities commission. When the results are handed to the state a profile of every mile of the Rock Island in Kansas will be filed with the commission. Also a map of the entire right of way of the owner ship in the state. In addition to this I information, the engineers will have completed a map of every station and grounds. These maps have been made mostly by the engineering force In To peka. A few maps were drawn ud in Chicago. The value assigned by the physical engineers represents the reproductive value of the lines in this state. In omer woras, it would cost $58,500 a mile or more than $62,000,000 to build a railroad like the Rock Island in Kansas. The notes of Engineer Wise include every tie, spike, engine, station. The list includes in a general way, right or way ana station grounds, real es tate, grading, tunnels, bridges, trestles, culverts, ties, rails, frogs, switches. ballast, track laying and surfacing, roadway, tools, fencing, crossings, signs ana overneaa bridges, interlock lnS and other signal apparatus, tele graph and telephone lines, station buildings and fixtures, general office building and fixtures, shops, engine houses, turntables, shop machinery and tools, water stations, fuel stations, grain elevators, storage warehouses, electric light plants, electric power plants, electric power transmission, gas producing plants, miscellaneous structures, transportation of men and materials, rent of equipment, cost of road purchased, solidification and sea- soning of roadbed, engineering, steam locomotives, passenger cars, freight ra. work, miscellaneous, law ex- pense stationery and printing, insur- a-nc. taxes, interest and commission, fucI stock stores material and other expenditures. REWARD GOOD HABITS Brothers Given Farm for Keeping Old Pledge. Sioux City, June 20. Ten years ago Ray and Jay Garnett, brothers, of Sioux City, pledged their words to their uncle, William E. Garnett, that they would not smoke, chew or drink intoxicating liquors until they reached their major ity. The uncle promised a gift of im portance in case they had fulfilled their contract. The period named in their promise ended yesterday, and to hold up his share of the bargain William E. Gar nett deeded to the brothers a half sec tion of valuable land in Cass county, Minn., share and share alike. POWER OF LAFOLLETTE Legislators Vse His Name in Support of Boxing Bill. Madison. Wis., June 30. News stories announcing that Senator LaFollette is taking boxing lessons at Washington to get in shape for tariff speeches, were used by supporters of the Hedding boxing bill to gain votes in the senate. The senate judiciary committee recommended the bill to pass. It provides for a state boxing commission appointed by the governor and legalizes ten round no decision bouts. The assembly passed the measure by an overwhelming vote. OFFICIALS ALARMED. Denunciation Meetings in Japan Stirs State Department Washington. June 20. State depart ment officials are visibly alarmed over the published account that mass meet ings are to be held in Tokio in de nunciation of the United States on the Japanese question and agitaters are to advertise these meetings by placards at or near the Americi-n embassy. . Such meetings is held In the United States In denunciation of Japan, would undoubtedly be called to the attention of the state department by the Japan ese ambassador here. At the navy department it Is learned that seven or eight English colliers were chartered to take coal to Manila and that one of the colliers has ar rived there. FOR-PUREMILK Medical Association Receives Reports on Efforts. Pleas for Pure Milk for Babies Are Presented. Minneapolis, June 20. With three sections In session, the sixty-fourth an nual convention of the American Med ical association practically closed to day. At a joint session of the section on diseases of children with the American Association of Medical Milk commis sions, pleas were made for pure milk, especially for children. Dr. T. C. McCleve of Berkeley, Cal., discussed the common misconception of certified milk and the origin and development of the movement. He gave especial credit to the American Asso ciation of Medical Milk commissions for the work that is being carried on to obtain for the consumer a more pure supply. Dr. Henry L. Colt of Newark, N. J., described the efficiency of the commis sions, which he graphically illustrated. He showed the supervision and con trol employed by the system, In order to insure a precedent uniformly reli able and safe as based on fixed stand ards. The problem of introducing cer tified milk into new communities was discussed by Dr. George C. Mosher, of Kansas City. The great need, he said. Is to educate the public. It is no trou ble Dr. Mosher declared, to induce the consumer to purchase cream at a cost of good milk, but it is not so easy to learn the necessity of cleanliness of milk from its production until it reaches the baby. Dr. Henry F. Helmholz, of Chicago, told of the role that certified milk is playing in the Infant welfare campaign and urged the importance of good milk. Discussions of purely techincal questions were made by Dr. W. L, Rodman, of Philadelphia; Dr. Nathaniel Allen, of St. Louis; Dr. Bar new Brooks, of St. Louis; Di. Bertram M. Bernkeim, of Baltimore, and Dr. J. J. Hogan of San Francisco. ARE VVELLPLEASED Kansas City Wage Investigat ors Think Things O. K. Jfine-Hour Law Good Will Recommend Its Extension. Kansas City, June 20. Members ot the senate wage commission, that fin ished its inquiry last night into the women's wage problem in Kansas City, expressed themselves this morn ing as greatly pleased with the findings of the investigation here. "I was impressed with one thing particularly in the Kansas City hear ing," Senator Francis M. Wilson said "that was the efficacy of the nine-hour law. I believe every member of the commission will return to the legisla ture with the fixed determination to apply it to every class of women work ers and to Increase the penalty for employers who violate it. "The investigation here has been helpful in bringing about a better un derstanding as to the condition under which the women and girls work. All of the big stores and biggest factories, from the evidence we adduced, take excellent care of their help. Some other stores and factories still look upon their women and girl employees just as so much flesh and blood out of whom to wring profits. The work of the commission I believe will be most ben eficial in the attention it calls to the welfare of the working women and girls, both of the employers and the public at large, "Conditions are better than the tes timony showed them to be in St. Louis." - Senator Grejne commented. "The' big stores here had a most satis factory report to make to the public The investigation showed 90 per cent of our working . classes lived at home. Out of this investigation is certain to grow some legislation although of just what character the commission has not decided." Under a rule passed by the commis sion the members are not to state Vinir fuvir a minimum wnrra iimm w r!i or either until the investigation is con- j i,,rl.rl and their report is made. Tt is known, however, that the commission is divided upon the subject. More mem bers favor right now recommending the appointment of a wage commission which would bear much the same re lations to industry that the public ser vice commission does to the public utilities than a direct wage law. One member favors no legislation whatever. NECESSITIES INCREASE Government Reports Show Compari son of Foods Since 1883. Washington. June 20. The necessities of life w;ere higher in 1912 than in any other year since 1883, according to figures on whclesale prices compiled by the department of lal The advance was particularly pronounced in the case of farm products, food in general, and fuel and lighting. The increases in prioes in 19l2 over 1911, include: Canned goods 27 per cent; fresh beef, Chicago 18.6; fresh beef. New York 23.5; beans 22.2; salt, 19.3; butter, Elgin market. 12.3; flour. 17.6; bacon, 16.7; lard, 15.5; dressed mutton. 11.6; eggs, 11.4; milk, 9.5; and coffee, 9.0. , Between May and November, 1912 eggs advanced in price 122.3 per cent. STUDY CURRENCY Attention Drawn From Tariff to Proposed Banking Law. How to Maintain Government Control Leading Question. HOPE TO GAIN ELASTICITY Rediscounting Feature Method to Secure Desired End. Plan Based on Emergency Money From Collateral. Washington, June 20. Congress turn ed its eyes away from the tariff today and scrutinized the adminstrations cur rency bill. . While the measure will not be intro duced in both houses next week, the tentative dlraft brought about informal discussion generally by which Presi dent Wilson and the Democrat leaders hoped to develop complete harmony. when the bill is launched for debate and amendment. While it has been known for some time that the farmers of the measure Secretary McAdoo Senator Owen, Representative Glass and the president contemplated a sys tem of twelve regional reserve banks in districts whose areas are not neces sarily equal geographically but follow ed the lines of trade and domestic com merce, interest contered today in the powers of supervision to be exercised by the federal reserve board of nine members over the reserve banks. Question of Control. Though originally it was planned to give the banks representation on the federal reserve board, it was argued that the banks would practically have the entire management of the federal reserve banks, and by placing the board entirely in government control a check on the operations of the reserve banks might be assured. The underlying idea of the bill in the minds of the framers for months has been to effect an easy and unem barrassing change from the banking system by using the machinery now in existence. Expect Amendments. ' The bll1 is expected to be the sub ject of liberal amendment even by its authors. Provision for the retirement of 2 per cent, bonds by which $700, 000,000 of national bank notes now are secured, so as to provide against de preciation, will be one of the fore most problems. The provision for note issue, administration quarters hope will not be changed. It is said to be the result of a careful canvass not only by prominent bankers," but business men who thought it practicable and sound. The operation of the plan is explained in this way: Explain Operation. "Whenever a state or national bank desires to obtain currency, it applies first to the federal reserve bank in its region, accompanying with its appli cation a tender of collateral security. The security thus offered must bo notes and bills adopted for rediscount under rules laid down by the federal reserve board, which may issue up to $500,000,000 in notes. The federal re serve banks must hold 33 per cent, in gold of the amount of notes ad vanced. The notes also become a first and paramount lien on all the assets of the federal reserve banks. Elasticity Obtained. The element of elasticity is obtained, according to administration officials in the levying of an interest charge on the note issued. This rate is to be estab lished by the federal reserve board with due regard to the prevailing charge in the money market. It is calculated that a fall in the demand for money accompanied by a decline in the market rate of interest would furnish an in centive for the retirement of the treas ury notes. Act as Clearing House. In permitting the federal reserve board to direct the transfer of funds among federal reserve banks, the board may at its own discretion, act as a clearing house for the reserve banks and can require the federal reserve banks in turn to act as a clearing house for share holding banks. Based on Rediscounting. Attention was centered today in the rediscounting feature as one of the fundamentals on which the entire plan is based. The power of the re gional reserve bank is specifically broadened to discount notes and bills of exchange arising out of commercial transactions. It is this power which in times of stress, adminstration officials think will alleviate money stringency. While the federal reserve board through its agent in the reaerai reserve bank would have the right to determine and rdefine the character of the paper eligi We for discount, that definition will bills drawn for not muiuuc uu the nurpose of carrying or trading in stocks and bonds or other investment securities except notes or bills having a maturity of not exceeding four months and secured by United States, state, county or municipal bonds. Notes and bills generally arising out of com mercial transactions, must have a ma turity of not more than 45 deays. Effective in Ninety Days. The Glass bill proposes that the new currency law shall become effective 90 days after its passage though a period of 38 months is allowed for shift ing of present reserves to the new fed eral banks. DIDN'T STEAL BAG. Begin Legal Battle to Save Wo mar Victim of Third Degree. New York. June 20. The legal battle to save Mrs. Randolph Fitzhugh, the handsome southern woman who plead ed guilty Monday to the theft of a mesh bag. from a prison cell, started with the arrival in New York of Creed M. Fulton, a prominent Washington attorney. "This woman is innocent and her plea of guilty came while her mind was distorted with doubt and fear," said Mr. Fulton. "I have come to save .her j from herself and have all the money necessary to bring about that end." He would not state, however, who was financing the expensive legal bat tle to be fought in preventing the cul tured young woman from being sent to Bedford home tomorrow. Mr. Fulton then went to see Judge Swann in the criminal court's building. There a burglary trial was in progress but this was halted and for over an hour Mr. Fulton held a whispered con versation with the judge. When this was concluded Mr. Fulton, his face beaming with smiles, left the court with an order from the Judge direct ing Warden Fulton of the Tombs to permit him to interview Mrs. Fitzhugh at any hour of the day or night. In his other hand he carried a full copy of the minutes of her trial loaned him by Judge Swann. Then came a thre hour conference with Louis Spiegel. Mrs. Fitzhugh's counsel. Both will ap pear when Mrs. Fitzhugh is arraigned at 10 o'clock tomorrow for sentence and seek a stay of execution pending a legal fight to withdraw her plea of guilty as to the theft of a $500 gold mesh bag from Dorothy Fisfce on February 2. If this is denied, an appeal will be taken and the young woman admitted to ball. CAUCUSJODAY Democratic Senators Passing on Tariff Bill. All but Income Feature Been Submitted. Has Washington, June 20. Democratic senators caucused today on the tariff bill as revised by the majority of the finance committee. All schedules and administrative sections were submit ted. Only the Income tax feature was held back for revision. The commit tee expects to meet Sunday to complete that work. Chairman Simmons indicated he ex pected opposition in the caucus to the sugar and wool program, but believed those schedules would not be changed The amendment permitting the pres ident to proclaim special rates when foreign nations discriminate against the United States provides he shall exercise his authority on certain ar ticles, as follows: "Fish, fresh, smoked and dried, pickled or otherwise prepared, 1 cent per pound; on wheat, 10 cents per bushel; on wheat flour, 45 cents per barrel; on coffee, 3 cents per pound; on tea, 10 cents per pound. "On the following articles a duty not to exceed one and one-fourth times that specified: On earthen, stone and chinaware, lemons, cheese, wines of all kinds, malt liquors, knitted goods, silk dresses, piece goods, leather gloves, laces and embroideries of what ever material composed, and articles made wholly or in part of same, toys, Jewelry and previous, semi-precious and imitation precious stones, suitable for use in the manufacture of jewelry. 'On the following in addition to the j duties as provided: Sugar, tank bot- luxns, Birup ol Lnoe juice anu concen trated molasses, testing by the polari scope not above 75 degrees, fifteen one hundredths cents per pound, and for every additional degree by the po laris test, additional one-one hun dredth cent per pound; on molasses, 2 cents per gallon." svyimIjjMnuTspond Ladies Protest But Superintendent Says Don't Look. Cleveland, June 20. Superintendent Knapp of John D. Rockefeller's Forest Hill estate has received a letter from Cleveland Heights council appealing to him to prevent nude boys from swim ming in John D.'s pond. Women who pass along the Mayfleld road near the pond have been shocked. Marshal Brockway conveyed their protests to the council. "Most of the boys who swim there," said the marshal, "are little shavers, but sometimes boys of 16 or 18 go in. I can't be watching them all the time and when I do take some of them down to Juvenile court, they Just laugh and ask me If I wasn't ever a boy myself. The ladies ought not to look." WOMAN FIRE CHIEF. Actress Honored for Benefit for Re lief Fund. New Rochelle. N. Y., June 20. Miss Stlla Mayhew, the actress, wife of Bil lie Taylor, is probably the only woman fire chief in the world. She was pre sented with a solid gold chiefs badge with the inscription, 'Miss Stella May- hew, third assistant chief, fire depart ment, New Rochelle, N. Y.," by Fire Commissioner George W. Floyd of New Rochelle at a garden party at her home yesterday. The gift was in recognition in ar ranging and making a benefit perform an It for the Protected Firemen's Fund of New Rochelle. The firemen gave her a silver loving cup. Well known actors, actresses and song writers attended the party. HAD TOO MUCH "BAIT" Fisherman, in Snakes' Coils, Rolls in Fire Saved. Piedmont, W. Va, June 20. While trout fishing in a mountain stream near Moun taindale, George Ensor, a well known business man of this ciy, was attacked by snakes, and before he could beat them off the reptiles had entangled themselves about him, binding his arms, hands and feet. The snakes, over a dozen in num ber, measured four to six feet In length. Ensor had the presence of mind to roll h.mself down tne Mil Into a fire that he had built to warm his breakfast. His clothing caught fire and the snakes, scorched and sizzling untwined from his body and escaped. Ensor, although badly burned, ran to the trout stream and threw himself Into the water, extinguishing his burning clothing. ' His body, arms and face were severely burned. Weather Forecast for Kansas. Unsettled with probably showers to night and Saturday; cooler tonight. THOUSANDS IDLE Chicago Lockout Affects 45,000 Laborers. Started With Strike of Marble Cutters. 150 SUSPENDS $35,000,000 WORK More Men Idle Than In Any Other Similar Strife. Employers Saj Better Prepared for Long Fight. Chicago, June 20. A deadlock ex isted today between the 600 members of the Building Construction Em ployers association and th members of the seventeen building trades unions who were locked out yesterday. The contractors discharged the men, after 150 marble workers emrjlovad hT - firm furnishing ornamental stone for a large bank building, struck for higher wages. They have been out six weeks and the employers assert that lockout will continue until these few return to work. More than 25,000 laborers, whose work dovetails in with that of the locked out men, automatically lost their Jobs, making a. total of 45,000 men thrown out of work. The lockout affects more men than" any similar action in the his tory of the labor unions In Chicago. The lockout suspends work on im provements aggregating $35,000,000, in cluding ten office buildings, the county hospital, fifty buildings on Michigan avenue and five hundred apartment houses. Secretary E. M. Craig of the employ ers association asserted today that the contractors were in a better position to wait than men and unless the building trades council settled the trouble, not one man would be permitted to go to work. HARVARD VICTOR Defeats Yale in Varsity Annual Race Eight Lengths. Also Takes Both Preliminary Events Bad Weather. Regatta Course June i0. -Harvard won the varsity eight oared race to day. Yale was eight lengths behind the winner. Rain ceased this afternoon Mid the sun came out, the river was smooth with Just a touch of a westery breeze across the wnter vhen the Ta'e and Harvard eight oared crew put their shells overboard ,ihe four mile course was lined with cheering thousands. The referee ordered the crews to be on the marks at 3:30 o'clock. At 3:25 Harvard and Yale were at the line waiting for the start. At 3:35 p. m. the referee postponed the race for 15 minutes until he could clear the course. The varsity race started at S:46H p. m. At two miles, the half way point. Harvard was in the lead. Two and a half lengths separated the shells. The three mile flag found Harvard ahead by three lengths. Regretta Course, June 20. Harvard won an easy victory over Yale today In the varsity four oared two mile race, the Crimson crew crossing the finishing line five lengths ahead of the Yale oarsmen. The contest was rowed in a nasty rain, and the rippled sur face of the Thames caused slow time. The unofficial time of the winner was 11 minutes and 52 seconds. Yale caught the water first, but the Harvard crew soon put the nose ot their shell to the fore. The strong even stroke of the Harvard men stead ily opened up a gap between the two shells, so that at the mile mark Yale was two lengths behind. This lead was Increased to three lengths at the mile and three-quarters. Harvard flashed over the finish line five lengths ahead. The Yale crew was in bad shape at the end of the contest. No. 2 almost collapsing. Preparations for the freshmen eight contests were started soon after the conclusion of the varsity four race. The two shells were brought in tow to the starting line at the bridge while the observation train awaited the arrival of the crews. The water was smooth, but it was raining hard. Harvard won the freshmen eight rac by a length and a half. The official time of the freshman race was: Harvard 10:41; Yale 10:45. CONGRESS KEEPS COOL Washington, June 20. Summer clothes have blossomed on legislators. On the house side Representative Padgett of Tennessee sports a silk suit of fawn color which weighs but six ounces. Speaker Clark wears very light gray with a white waistcoat. Adamson of Kentucky and Taylor of Colorado wear white duck. Booher of Missouri, Sherley of Kentucky and Anthony and Campbell of Kansas keep cool in linen. 4 TODAY'S GAMES. Western. Lincoln at Omaha, cloudy. Topeka at Des Moines, cloudy. Denver at Sioux City, cloudy. Wichita at St. Joseph, cloudy. National. Chicago at St. Louis, clear. New York at Pittsburg, clear. American. Chicago at Cleveland, clear. New York at Washington, (2) cloudy. Boston at Philadelphia, clear. Association. St. Paul at Louisville, clear. Milwaukee at Indianapolis, clear. Kansas City at Columbus,cIear. Minneapolis at Toledo, clear.