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Schenck Dropped It in Camp of
Case of Frazier and the Keg
of Beer.
Had on
His Star and
Was Occasion of Raid
Belle Towers' Place.
Something of a bombshell was ex
ploded today at the hearing before
Judge Whitcomb in the second division
of the district court on the mandamus
proceedings against Mayor Cofran to
compel him to reinstate Dan caraen.
Rufus Frazier, Otto Anderson, W. H.
Wilt and O. F. Haney to the position
they formerly held on the police force
In presenting the return In the case
of Rufus Frazier. John J. fecnenca
who is associated as special counsel
with City Attorney Ralston In the
handling of these cases in behalf of
Mavor Cofran and the city, presented
chargees against Frazier to show that
he was unfit for a place on tne ponce
This caused some surprise to T. D.
Humphries and A. J. Bolinger. attor-
T!v-, for the erstwhile policeman. They
insisted that charges of that sort were
not germane to the present proceed
ings. They declared that such charges
should have been presented to the civil
service commission, when these police
men were given a regular trial before
that commission. They argued that the
ivil service commission was the only
tribunal before which such charges
should be tried out.
Mr. Schenck held to a different view.
He stated that even if the mayor had
rot proceeded properly in the discharge
of these policemen, or in the dis
charge of Frazier, which he would not
concede, he had a right to show the
court that there was sufficient cause
for the re-noval of Frazier from the
police force, and that it would be
rather foolish for a court to order the
reinstatement of a policeman who
could immediately be turned out of of
fice in a more formal manner for good
and sufficient reasons.
A formal motion was made by At
torney Bolinger for the elimination of
the charges against Frazier from the
proceedings. But Judge Whitcomb
observed that in a mandamus pro
ceeding the latitude was pretty wide
und he was not disposed to grant the
motion. The attorneys for the po
licemen then said that they were not
prepared to meet charges of this char
acter without some preparation.
Judge Whitcomb intimated that they
could have all the time they needed
to prepare to combat this new feature
of the case. But an adjournment was
not immediately taken, as Mr.
Schenck suggested that arguments
could be proceeded with on the legal
questions that were involved in a mo
tion he had previously made to quash
the mandamus proceedings. This was
satisfactory to the court and the at
torneys on the other side, and argu
ments on the legal aspects of the case
were continued.
The charges cited against Frazier,
a colored man, are that when the
sheriff's forces raided Belle Powers
place at 401 Quincy street some time
ago, they not only found a keg of
beer on tap with a dozen or so men in
the place drinking beer, but they also
found Frazier there in full uniform
and with the badge of his office on
his breast. At the trial of Belle
Powers. Frazier is alleged to have
testified that he did not see a keg of
beer in the place
neither dirt he see
men drinkine there. And Mr. Schenck 1
said that the jurymen in the case
were so forcefully impressed with the
falsity of Frazier's testimony that ; litical office next year. I don t Intend to
they would have publicly recommend- j rob a bank or run away with some
ed his immediate removal from the i bodv else's wife or do anything else
police force had such an act been
within their functions.
It is understood that City Attorney
Ralston and Mr. Pehenek. in their re
turns in the cases of some of the oth
er policemen who are parties to the
suit, have incorporated charges of
various sorts that tend to show there!
jr TrIlpnt reasons whv thpse men
should not be on the police force.
Schenck Moved to Quash.
At the beginning of the hearing to-
day, Mr. Schenck moved to quash the ,
mandamus proceeding entirely on the
grounds that they did not state a suf
ficient cause of action, and that the
civil service law so far as it applied
to policemen was unconstitutional.
He argued that the proceedings should
have been properly brought. If at all,
not against Mayor Cc'ran alone but
against the mayor and city commis-i
sioners, as the commissioners as a mat- j
ter of fact, have joint power with the j
mavor in appointing policemen. And
he pressed the second point of his mo-I
tion on the ground that policemen are
city officers in every sense of the :
word. He cited many authorities to I
sustain this contention and insisted I
that the civil service law was defec- j I
tive. or unconstitutional, in it
civil visions that attempted to give
service commissioners any sort of jur
isdiction over the appointment or re
moval of members of a police force.
For this reason Mr. Schenck declared
that the recent decision of the state su
preme court reinstating a field man in
the sanitary department of the Kansas
City health department because he had
been removed from office without com
pliance with the civil service laws, was
not applicable to this case. There the
court held that this field man was not an
officer of the city, but merely a city ser
vant who was protected by the civil ser
vice rules and regulation.
Tnese contentions of the city were most
vigorously opposed by Attorneys Hum
phries and Bollinger. They argued most
strenuously that there was no merit in
any of them.
The argument on both sides was rather
long drawn out and at its conclusion
Judge Whitcomb took the matter under
-iayor Cofran was present in the court
room during the proceedings. So were
-ef of Police Hughes, Miss Barr, also of
the police force, and a dozen or fifteen
other women, who seemed to be deeply in
terested in the case.
One court house wag queried: "Do you
suppose those women spectators are also
a bodyguard for the mayor?"' But a
weak-kneed reporter did not have the
courage to ask any of them if such might
be the case.
Governor of Jfew York in Hot
Reply to Tammany.
Refers to Murphy and Curtis
as "Tools."
Albany, June 23. Governor Sulzer
added another chapter today to the
Sulzer-Murphy-Curtis controversy by
issuing statements in reply to those
given out yesterday by Charles F. Mur
phy, leader of Tammany hall and
George M. Curtis, of New Tork.
The governor svys: "I want Mr. Mur
phy and his co-,vnspirators to produce
as quickly as they can, all the other
libelous stuff that say thev have on me
and with which they have threatened
me, because I refused to do what they
wanted. I want Murphy to do this
not some irresponsible tool. I will
"However, I do not want the people
of tlie state to have their attention di
verted from the main question of direct
primaries now pending in the extra-i
ordinary session by the bitter and out
rageous and unfounded attacks upon
myself. What about direct nomina
tions? That is the issue now.
'Mr. Murphy beat the direct primary
bill in the last session of the legisla
ture. He cannot deny it. Again I ask
him to take his hands off the legis
lature and let the representatives of
the people pass the direct primary bill.
Concerning Mr. Curtis who still main
tains that an effort was made to in
dict Governor Sulzer for perjury in
Vermont relative to the latter's suit
to recover counsel fees in a suit
brought by a granddaughter to break
the will of John Anderson, a million
aire tobacco manufacturer the gover
nor said:
'Curtis is a notoriety seeker. He is
now the tool of the political conspir
ators who are trying to ruin me be
cause I refuse to do their bidding and
respond to their demands. I shall give
Curtis no more notoriety and will
decline in the future to gratify his
vanity for publicity by denying his
libelous charges."
Attorney General Not a Candi
date for Congress.
Breaks Up Supreme
Bench Rumors.
Attorney General John S. Dawson
won't be a candidate for any political
office next year, according to a state
ment which he is quoted as making
while visiting in Hill City, his former
home town. Dawson has been repeat
edly mentioned as a probable candidate
for the supreme bench next year. Up
in Graham county he has also been
talked of as a probable candidate for
congress from the Sixth district. But
the Hill City interview indicates that
Dawson really wants to retire from
public life at least for the present
and will enter the law business after
his term of office as attorney general
expires in January. 1915.
The Hill City dispatch reads:
"Some of the friends of Attorney
General John Dawson now and then
start him on the road to congress from
the Sixth district. He retains his bus
iness and real estate interests in Hill
City and Graham county and comes
here to vote. Recently one of his
staunch friends asked him if he in
tends to be a candidate for congress
in 1914. This was his reply:
'Of course. I feel flattered at the
compliment of being mentioned for con-
gress by a few of my old friends in
the Sixth district, but I will not be a
candidate for that or any other po-
disgraceful which would disqualify me
from running for office again sometime,
but I expect to stick closely to the law
until I get rich enough to retire to
my farm in Graham county and ride
around in an automobile and watch
my hired hands do the work.' "
Dawson is mighty strong in the big
' Sixth district. Should he change his
mind before the 1914 primaries. he
would probably be nominated without
difficulty and would make the running
decidedly unppleasant for ojhn R-
Connelly, the Democratic congressman
from the Sixth district.
Washington Clerks Paddle Over Po
tomac In Bathing; Suits.
Washington, June 23 -The newest
way to go to work in Washington is
to swim. This is the way they
'wcirJl it: . . . . . ...
7 leave th?lr ""."Vl a I
sul and on reaching the Potomac d:ve
and strike out diagonally across the
river. The nearest boathouse is
about a mile and on reaching it they
change their bathing suits for their
street clothes. After work they re
pair to the boathouse. change their
clothes, don their bathing suits and
swim back home.
The new movement was started
about a week ago by young depart
ment clerks, who have a camp about
a mile above Washington on the Vir
ginia shore and their example has
been followed by several residents in
tttat vicinity.
Boy Dead Because Brother "Didn't
Know It Was loaded."
Goodrich. N. D., June 2 3. "Play
ing robber" proved fatal to six-year-old
Howard Diggins, when his brother
Raymona, aged 8, commanding him to
"thrno, nr bio hand " shot him lipid
with a revolver he did not know was j
loaded. I
President Wilson After Delay
in White Slave Case.
Resolutions Calling for
Papers in Congress.
Son of Federal Officer Accused
of the Crime.
Resignation of McNab Will Be
Accepted Soon.
Washington, June 23. President Wil
son said today he would ask Attorney
General McReynolds for a report of all
the circumstances which led to the
postponement of the Diggs-Camenetti
white slave cases in California because
of which United States Attorney Mc
Nab wired his resignation. The presi
dent said it appeared to him at first
glance that the reason given for the
postponement of the cases that the
commissioner general of immigration
might attend the trial of his son was
a humane one. i
Resolutions calling upon Attorney
General McReynolds for all papers in
the postponement of the Diggs-Ca-minetti
white slave and the Western
Fuel company cases in the federal
courts of California were introduced
today by Kepresentative jvann oi ai-
ifornia. The resolutions are separate,
the first calling for all the papers in
the white slave case and the other for
the papers in the fuel prosecution. ; Turkish cruiser Hamidoeh, which es- ing and empowering the interstate
President Wilson already has called on j caped from the Dardanelles during the commerce commission to ascertain the
Attorney General McReynolds for a j war and carried on terrible destruction ; physical value of all interstate rail
statement of the reasons for the post- among the allies' ships, has, apparently j roads, the commission has appointed
ponement. not heard that the war is over, and . a board of appraisers, composed of five
jjavia &tarr joraan canea at ni
White House and talked with' Fresi
dent Wilson about the case. "I told
him that Mr. McNab's statement was
not well founded." said Dr. Jordan
when his conference was ended.
Seo'y Wilson Admits Responsibility.
Secretary Wilson of the department
of labor has taken full responsibility
for the postponement of trial in the
Diggs-Caminetti case.
In a signed statement, Secretary
Wilson said:
"The attorney general postponed
trial in the Diggs-Caminetti case solely
upon my request. I am, therefore, re
sponsible for the postponement. Mr.
Caminetti has but recently assumed
the duties of commissioner general of
immigration. He has not yet fully
familiarized himself with the duties of
the office. He asked me for leave of
absence in order that he might re
turn to California to be present at the
trial of his son. I insisted that he re
main here until he was sufficiently
acquainted with the duties of the posi
tion of commissioner general to
able to properly inspect the immigra-j the office of the Home Gas com
tion stations at Pacific ports when he! here last Friday evening. Miss
returned to California. x. therefore, ,r - , t , . -
ruggested that I would ask the attor- Wainwright was a bookkeeper for the
ney general to postpone the trial of! company. She was 2d years of age. It
the case until the next term of court. ! " reported that the vital organs have
It is nothing unusual for the district i b sent to Baltimore for analysis,
attorney of that or any other district, i Pll's n a box marked quinine which
or the attorney general, to grant a I were at Miss Wamwright's side when
postponement of trial in such cases, her body was found, are said to have
when an immediate trial would seri-1 been another drug. They are being
ously inconvenience either party. The analyzed and while the physicians and
suggestion and the request came from others interested refused to confirm the
me purely in the interest of the pub
lic service."
McXafo May Leave Service.
The resignation of McNab will be
accepted promptly. That was the only
information from the White House on
the situation. The cases are those of
Maury I. Diggs and Drew C. Caminetti
of San Francisco, Indicted under the
white slave law; and officials of tho
Western Fuel company, indicted for
conspiracy to defraud the customs.
Caminetti is a son of Anthony Cam
inetti, recently appointed commission
er general of immigration.
McNab, a
Republican holding over from the last
siHnifnistratlnn. rharcreH that "rich and
powerful influences were working to
defeat the prosecution.
Attorney General McReynolds was
willing to say this mmh for publica
tion: "There Is every intention of
prosecuting all of those cases. They
will be taken care of in due time by
capable officials. No interest will suf
fer by postponement."
Garden City Physician Slipped in
Bathroom. Striking Tub.
Garden City, Kan., June 23. Dr. o.
I Helwig of this city, accidentally met I
death in the bath room in his hospital j
last night. His body was found on i
the floor this morning and it is be- j
lieved that he was killed by slipping i
and falling against the edge or the
Doctor Helwig appeared in the
usual health last night and went to
the bath room to bathe, just before
retiring at the usual hour. Nothing
more was seen of him and no atten
tion was given to his absence. The
door of the room was found locked
this morning and the physician's dead
body was found on the floor when the
door was forced open.
The condition of the body indicated
that death had resulted several hours
before it was discovered.
Coburn Believes State Census
Reach Old Figures.
t.-.,..o .;n t-hic ,..,- v, mn.
ulation which she lost last year, if
reports received by the board of agri- J
culture from 41 counties show similar
conditions in all parts of the state. In
41 counties most of them the smaller
counties of the state there is a gain
of about 4.000 over the census enumera
tion of a year ago.
Complete figures will not be compiled
by F. D. Coburn, secretary of the board
of agriculture, until sometime in Aug-
USt. rs.eports irom tne various coun-
ties are coming in slowly and only a
few of the large counties have been heard
from. Figures thus far compiled do
not include returns from either Wyan
dottee, Shawnee or Sedgwick counties,
although big gains are expected In each
of these counties. '
Last year's census 'Showed 1.669,296
inhabitants of the state, as compared
with 1.686,647 in 1911, or a loss of 17,
351. Some of the figures, both as to
gains and losses as shown in the re
ports thus far received include:
Cherokee gain 3,274, Barber gain 294,
Jackson gain 377, Labette gain 229, Mar
shall gain 172, Neosho gain 640, Reno
gain 981. Sumner gain 588. Leavenworth
gain 212, Pratt gain 323, Sherman gain
478, Butler loss 513. Anderson loss 368,
McPherson loss 316, Wilson loss 385,
Wabaunsee loss 117. ?
While Mr. Coburn declines to dis
cuss the probable final showing on cen
sus figures, yet reports received from
various counties indicate that the state
will probably be able to overcome the
loss shown in the 1912 reports.
Turkish Commander
Fighting on Seas.
Be Convinced
War Is Over.
London, June 23. Bucknam Pasha,
the American sailor of fortune who
holds the position of rear admiral in
the Turkish navy and who has been in
London for some months with the
Turkish peace envoys, has received a
hurried call from Constantinople. He
had received an intimation that his
presence was highly desired at the
i sublime porte because, he is the pnly
i person able to adjust a rather grim
j though humorous incident that has
, arisen sinca peace was declared
j Raour Bey, the commander of the
i is continuing his program of cruising
through the Mediterranean and Aeerean
seas and destroying everything coming
his way.
It is believed inasmuch as Raour
Bey is a pupil of Bucknam Pasha, and
has been in America several times to
study naval strategy, the pasha is the
only man who can convince him that
the war is really over and can persuade
him to cease.
Raour Bey is thoroughly American
ized and speaks English with an
"American accent."
Mysterious Drug Fottind Beside Body
of Young: Bookkeeper.
Salisbury, lid., June 23.. With closest
secrecy, police officials are investigat
ing the mysterious death of Miss Flor-
ence Wainwright, who was found dead
report, it is generally understood that
death was not due to heart failure as
at first supposed.
And There Is More of the Sam on
the Way.
The weather today was several de
grees warmer than yesterday and the
forecast calls for more warm weather
tonight and Tuesday, according to
teunny .flora. At 2 o clock today it
was 1 5 degrees warmer than this time ,
Sunday. The wind is blowing 12 miles
an hour from the southwest.
Hourly readings:
7 o'clock 6111 o'clock 82
8 o'clock 6412 o'clock 86
9 o'clock 70 1 o'clock 8 8
10 o'clock 78 2 o'clock 91
Ban on Chewing Enrages Girls
Chicago University.
Chicago, June 23. Co-eds at the
HnlveAsuy OI .un.lcago "aay were in-
ciinea to pout at a new oraer wnicn
n effect places the ban on chewing
gum. They don't want the gum so
much, but many of them regard the
order as an undue infringement of
personal rights. mere was a rumor
that several "blind pigs" where gum
may be obtained were already in
operation in co-ed dormitories.
The order of the board of gover
nors took the form of eliminating
gum from articles sold at the univer
sity book store.
Bill in Congress to Authorize Anti
Trust Violations.
Washington, June 23. Represen
tative Levy of New York put in a bill
today to permit the interstate com
merce commission, in its discretion to
authorize combinations or contracts
between railroads even though in vio-
'lation oi tne onerman anti-trust law.
"at consideration were outweighed
"fl2j?lt ,1& lTtun
" would permit pooling.
Broken Bolt Causes Wreck.
Rochester, June 23. All of the 60
persons injured in the wreck of a
Pennsylvania excursion train yester
day at Cuylerville are recovering rap
idly today. The conductor and en
gineer of the wrecked train report the
wreck was caused by a broken bolt
on the tender of the engine which let
down the trucks and resulted in derailment.
Mammoth Figures on Railway
Property in U. S.
Appraisal of Roads Will Be a
Big Task.
State Co-Operates in Accord,
ance With Outline.
Country Divided Into Five Dis
tricts for Work.
Jefferson City, June 23. John M.
Atkinson, chairman of the state utility
commission, says the valuation of the
railroad property of the United States
now is estimated at 15 billion dollars.
He has returned home after attending
a conference between President Wilson,
the interstate commerce commission
and representatives from the boards of
railroad commissioners of the various
state, the object being to carry into
effect a recent act of congress which
provides for valuation of all railroad
property in the United States under ar
rangements to be promulgated by the
j interstate commerce commission, with
j thM IinU-nTed Missouri,
! iowa, Kansas. Oklahoma, North Da-
kota, South Dakota and Minnesota in
the conference. Concerning the result
of the conference, Mr. Atkinson gave
j out the following statement today :
j "In accordance with the provisions
i of the act passed by congress authoriz
expert engineers, who are now engaged
in making the preliminary plans for
this stupendous task of appraising the
national railroads.
Country in Five Districts.
"The commission has divided the
United States into five districts and
will have each district under the super
vision of one engineer. Commissioner
Prouty of the interstate commerce
commission has been assigned the direct
supervision of the appraisal work.
"All the railroads of the United
States already have perfected an or
ganization relative to the appraisal
work to be done by the interstate
commerce commission. The United
States has been divided into three dis
tricts with three expert railroad engi
neers selected from each district. The
railroads have also selected three at
torneys and three experts on real es
tate values to co-operate with the nine
engineers to look after the appraisal
work from the standpoint of the rail
roads. The valuation of the railroads
of the United States is estimated at 15
billion dollars."
Kansas Offers Her Services.
' The states of Missouri, Iowa, 'Min
nesota. North Dakota, South Dakota,
Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma have
perfected an organization to see that
the value of the railroads in their re
spective states is ascertained fairly
from the standpoint of the public.
"Just when the work will begin in
Missouri, I cannot say, but I believe it
will begin in the course of a very few
"By our state commission co-operating
with the interstate commerce com
mission we will save the enormous ex
pense which would fall upon the com
missions to make the appraisal of the
railroads of this state independent of
the interstate commerce commission."
Real Summertime for This Week Is
Official Promise.
Washington, June 23. Real summer
time weather during this week was
promised over the country by the
weather bureau. Temperatures above
the seasonable average were predicted
for the southern states, the great cen
tral valleys and the plains states and
normal temperatures for the middle
Atlantic and New England states, the
region of the Great Lakes and the
Pacific slope.
"A reaction from the prevailing mod
erate temperature to seasonably warm
weather will set in over the rorlnn nf
the Great Lakes, the Ohio valley and !
the middle Atlantic and New England
states by Wednesday," the weekly bul
letin said.
German Athletes Meet at Denver
Kansans There.
Denver, June 23. "Gut Heil Zum
Turnfeste." blazoned from many build
ings and electric lights and uttered by
thousands of lips greeted the van
guard of the athletes and participants
in the city for the first annual festivity
of the North American turnerbund
bundes turnfest when they arrived here
this morning. Thirteen turnvereins
reach Denver today and all were met
at the union station by great and
cheering delegations from the turn
vereins of Colorado.
Among them were those from Marys
ville, Kansas. Madison, Wisconsin, Fort
Wayne, St. Louis. The St. Joseph,
Missouri delegation arriver yesterday.
Receptions at hotels w,ere held this
morning. .
Twelve Year Water Fight Sees First
Light of Day.
Washington, June 23. The twelve
year fight of San Francisco for a
water supply from the Sierra Nevadas
may be won soon if the plans of the
house public lands committee are car
ried out. The 75,000,000 project,
which the San Francisco officials now
here claim to be vital to the present
and future welfare of the city con-
templates a lake three miles long and
a half a mile wide in the picturesque
Hetch-Hetchy basin in the Yosemite
national reserve. The right of way
would include 14 miles of high pres
sure tunnel with a daily capacity of
400 million gallons to supply San
Francisco and the San Francisco pen
insula. Berkley, Alameda and adja
cent sections.
Chairman Ferris and others of the
house public lands committee favor
the project. Interior department and
forestry reserve officials are on rec
ord for the plan and San Francisco
is ready to begin work at the moment
of authorization by law.
Pinchot Plan for High Water
Prevention In Congress.
River Power Included in Na
tional Rivers Idea.
Washington, June 23. Gifford
Pinchot's plan for a national river
commission was introduced in congress
today by Representative Temple of
Pennsylvania as a Progressive party
Senators, representatives, governors,
heads of waterways Improvement and
conservation organizations and various
government officials would compose It,
all serving without pay.
Flood prevention, stream pollution,
water power and like subjects would
be taken up.
French Cannot Understand Mysteries
of English Court Dress.
Paris. June 23. The visit of President
Poincare to England is confronting
many members of his official staff with
the mysteries of the English court reg
ulations as to dress. The subject is be
ing discussed with some mystification
in the French press, and one func
tionary who will travel with the presi
dent says: "I am told that I must pro
vide myself with knee breeches to wear
at court, and in addition black silk
stockings. So far I understand the reg
ulations perfectly, but then I am told
I must provide myself with pink silk
stockings to wear underneath the black
ones. I have tried everywhere, but I
have been unable to obtain them. I
have at last been advised to go to a
theatrical costumer's for them. What I
cannot understand is why pink silk
stockings are wanted at all."
The object of the court regulations
that two pairs of silk stockings must
be worn with knee breeches is to pre
vent the flesh being seen through the
thin black material.
President Raymond Poincare is to
pay his first official visit since election.
He is to pass four days in London.
Elaborate arrangements have been
made for his reception by the king, the
government and municipality. Premier
Louis Barthou ana nearly an tne
cabinet were at the station today to bid
the president farewell. Three ministers
accompanied him to Cherboug. At
that port President Poincare, accom
panied by Stephen Pichone, minister
for foreign affairs, will embark on the
battleship Courbet for Portsmouth.
District Attorney Has Trouble in Gath
ering Evidence on Cause.
Rochester, N. Y., June 23. Fifty per
sons were injured, some of them seri
ously, when a Pennsylvania railroad ex
cursion train was derailed near Ster
ling station Sunday morning.
While the train was running at about
40 miles an hour, three of the five
coaches left the track, rolling down
an embankment- As it rounded a curve
the smoking car left the track, followed
by all but two railroad coach
es. The locomotive also re
mained on the track, breaking away
from the train after dragging the
coaches about 200 feet.
Practically all the injured were resi
dents of this city. It is not believed
any of them is fatally hurt.
It was said that District Attorney
Frank K. Cook was refused permis
sion to examine the wreck when he ar
rived at the scene.
Mr. Cook said he believed bad ties
were directly responsible for the wreck.
After the district attorney had re
turned home he was informed that rail
road men were going to burn the ties
for a hundred yards on both sides of
the wreck. Mr. Cook, accompanied by
Sheriff Acond, rushed back to the
They found that the ties had been
thrown together in an adjoining field,
but a railroad man said this was done
to get them out of the way. Sheriff
Acond demanded that the officials re
frain from burning any ties or cars.
Industrial Council Unions Vote on
Walkout Soon.
Kansas City, June 23. A general
strike of all unions connected with the
industrial council may be called here
next Friday. Heads of all of the un
ions in Kansas City will meet next
Wednesday evening to vote on the re
quest of the building trade council that
a general strike be called. If the vote
carries action will be taken Friday
night and 15,000 men comprising the 117
locals here will stop work within the
next two weeks. About 600 members
of the building trade organization are
out of work here due to a lockout.
IJghtning Starts Fire.
Garnett, Kan., June 23. In a storm
last night in which about one inch of
rain fell, a large barn of Allen Mans
field, In the west part of town, was
struck by lightning and burned to the
ground with all the contents, except
two horses and one buggy, which were
taken out. The loss to Mr. Mansfield
is estimated at $1,200.
Weather Forecast for Kansas.
Fair tonight and Tuesday; warmer
j President Wilson Appeared Be-
for Congress Today.
Delivers Second Message of His
Country Is Demanding Jfew
Methods, He Says.
Most Break Up Concentration
of Monetary Resources.
Washington, June 23. Bearing a per
sonal plea for immediate action by
congress to revise the banking and
currency laws, that business may be
aided in meeting tariff revision. Presi
dent Wilson for the second time went
to the house of representatives today
and personally read his address on the
subject to both houses of congress
assembled in Joint session.
Although shorn of some of the novel
ty that attended his first appearance
when he upset presidential traditions
of more than a century, today's visit '
of the president to congress took on a
deeper significance. On his first visit .
he delivered a message long anticipa
ted urging the carrying out of the par
ty's pledges for Immediate revision o
the tariff.
His address today was an appeal to
every member of the house and senate, '
to lay aside personal considerations and
sacrifice comfort and even health If
necessary to obtain at once a revision
and reform of the nation's banking
system. Only this way. he declared,
could the country secure the benefits
of the tariff revision soon to be com
pleted. "It4 is perfectly clear that It is our
duty to supply the new banking and
currency system the country needs, and
that it will Immediately need it more
than ever," said President Wilson.
"Shall we hasten to change our tariff
laws, and then be laggards about mak
ing it possible and easy for the country
to take advantage of the change?
There can be only one answer to that
question. We must act now, at what
ever sacrifice to ourselves."
The vigor of his short message held
rigid attention of his large audience
throughout its delivery. As on his
first appearance before congress the
chamber was filled with senators and
representatives, galleries were crowd
ed with men and women from the offi
cial set, and corridors about the gal
lery doors, were Jammed with those -unable
to gain entrance.
The president gave no direct endorse-'
ment to the Glass currency bill which
is to form the bais for the Democratic
revision of the banking laws, but in
indirect language made it known that
it had been prepared with his counsel
and approval. The committees of con
gress to which legislation of this char
acter is referred have devoted careful
and dispassionate study to the means
of accomplishing those objects," he said
in conclusiion. "They have honored me
by consulting me. They are ready to
suggest actions."
Mrs. Wilson in Gallery.
There were many absentees among
the house members and whole rows of
seats in the rear were empty. Mrs.
Wilson and two of the president's
daughters with a party of friends, sat
in the executive gallery, and a goodly
sprinkling of diplomats were in tha
diplomatic gallery.
President Wilson motored to th
capitol through a steady downpour of
rain, accompanied only by Secretary
Tumulty and a secret service man.
Just before 1 o'clock the house door
keeper entered the chamber and
"The president of the United States."
Galleries and the floor arose as th
president walked in front of tha
speaker's lobby and with a nod to tha
speaker, and the vice president mount
ed the steps to the clerk's desk.
"I present to the Sixty-third con
gress the president of the United
States." announced Speaker Clark.
Addressing first the two presiding
officers, the president turned to the
desk and in a low even voice that pen
etrated clearly every part of tha
room, began reading his address. Not
a stir from the audience interrupted.
At 1:10 o'clock the president finish
ed his reading and left the chamber.
It had taken the president a little mora
than nine minutes to read his address
and its conclusion was greeted by ap
plause. As the president departed ha
shook hands with Speaker Clark and
Vice President Marshall. The presi
dent dismissed the Joint session and
the senators returned to their own
The house adjourned at 1:11 p. m.
until 12 o'clock Tuesday.
President Wilson's Address.
Mr. Speaker. Mr. President,, Gentle
men of the Congress:
It is under the compulsion of what
seems to me a clear and imperative
duty that I have a second time this
session sought the privilege of address
ing you in person. I know, of course,
that the heated season of the year is
upon you, that work in these cham-
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Topeka at Sioux City, clear.
Lincoln at Des Moines, cloudy.
Denver at St. Joseph, cloudy.
Wichita at Omaha, clear.
Chicago at St. Louis, cloudy.
Pittsburg at Cincinnati, rain.
Philadelphia at Boston, clear.
Brooklyn at New York, (2)
St. Louis at Chicago, (2) clear.
New York at Washington, rain.
Boston at Philadelphia, cloudy.
Minneapolis at Columbus,
St. Paul at Indianapolis, rain.
Kansas City at Toledo, clear.
Milwaukee at Louisville, rain.

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