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Unsettled tonight and - Sunday, probably showers; slightly warmer to night, colder extreme west portion Sunday. The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGES FIVE CENTS GENERAL STRIKE CALLED FOR MAY 1 FAILED TO BREAK May Day Saw Many Workers Go Back to Jobs. 'o Disturbances Reported From Any r. S. Center. RED FLAG WAVED IN CHICAGO Only Instances of Petty Rad icalism Were 'oted. Forewarned Officials Block Red Program in Country. Washington, May 1. The general strike called for May day failed to ma terialize, reports to the government departments today showed. The strike situation thruout the country is better than it has been for weeks, according to Hugh Kerwin, di rector of the bureau of conciliation, labor department. ' Kerwin was in possession of reports showing that in the week ending last night fewer strikes were reported to the department than in the previous two -weeks. At 1:15 p. m.. the Justice depart ment had received no reports of May dey disturbances, according to Secre tary Hunt at the office of Attorney General Palmer. "The industrial situation as indicat ed by the attitude of labor appears quite encouraging." said Kerwin. "The strikes of the railroad yardmen, and the coastwise longshoremen are now in the way of adjustment and the gen eral situation appears to be clearing." Waved Red Flag. Chicago. May 1. Petty radicalism only was in evidence thruout the mid west today. Altho officers generally were prepared for any "red May day" outbreak, they, found little to excite them. In Chicago, red flag bearing the inscription in yellow: "Hurrah for the soviet," was nailed to a school flag pole. Lieut. John Dixon climbed the pole to supplant the red flag with the American colors. The event was turned Into a patriotic meeting with several hundred spectators cheering and sing ing. Small stickers blossomed on tore windows in Indianapolis. They read: "Loaf, May 1, 1920 International la bor day. C. L. P." The printing was in red. Seven hundred suspected radicals were held in police cells here today as a result of raids. 1.500 Radicals Arrested. In Chicago more than 1.500 radical suspects and undesirables had been taken early today in a police round up. Scores were formally escorted out of Chicago when it was found they had criminal records. One thousand policemen in civilian clothes patrolled the streets on guard for possible radi cal outbreaks and guards were estab lished about public buildings. Three mass meetings were called in Chicago by the Industrial Workers of the World Socialists and the Russians of the city. Federal officials planned to attend these meeting. Members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America remained away from work, but today was said to be a holiday for these workers, recognized in their union contracts. Legion Helps Officials. Altho there were no open threats of radical demonstrations on the Pacific coast, federal and police officials had prepared carefully to meet any situa tion that mitrtit arise. Federal offi cials in St. Paul anticipated no trou ble in the northwest and were said to have taken no unusual precautions. Members of the American Legion In Tndianapol's planned to parade this afternoon in a protest against "red flag demonstrations." The entire police force of Cleveland was ordered on duty and supplied with night sticks and extra ammunition. In the southwest reports indicated no organized demonstrations were planned, and at Kansas City. Mo., the day was observed as "Americanization day." Communist literature made its ap pearance in St. Louis, but federal of ficials said they had no reports of or ganized demonstrations. K. C. Takes Precautions. Kansas City. May 1. Federal agents thruout the southwest were reported on guard today without any possible disturbance that might arise in con nection with the observance of May day. However, no information had been rceived here, it was said, that Indicated untoward events were to he expected. In Kansas City meetings wen planned in compliance with Mayor CowgiU's proclamation urging that the day be observed as Americanization day. Added to the efforts of the federal agents to forestall any May day out break of radicalism, extra police have been sworn in for the occasion. Early today, two men found lurking in the parking house district, who fled when police attempted , to detain them. dropped a package containing Incen diary literature evidently intended for distribution. New- Yorkers on Watrli. New York. May 1. "An unusually quiet night." was reported by police authorities here today, on alert for Mv dav disturbances. The entire force of 12.000 men were held in reserve for duty in case of an outbreak. Federal forces were working with the DOllce to keen order. Homes of financial and industrial leaders were closely guarded. State Troops on Guard. Hartford. Conn.. May 1. State ffu.-irdMnen and police guarded the cap itol. stnte armory and East Hartford bridge today, following a mysterious tin that thess structures were to be blown up by radicals. Mobilization of the troops began at - a. rn., under orders of Col. Charles V. Burpee of the First state guard regiment. 100,000 Resume Work In Detroit. Detroit, May 1. Instead of a gen- PQff FORECAST FOB KANSAS. I'ssettled tonlsbt and Sunday, proba bly showers: slixhtlr warmer tonlfbt, extreme west portion Sunday. GO SLOW OX SUNDAY OUTINGS. Flora Says Chances Are Better Than 50-50 for Rain. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES. 7 o'clock 46 8 o'clock 49 9 o'clock 52 10 o'clock 55 11 o'clock 69 12 o'clock 61 1 o'clock 84 2 o'clock 64 FORECAST FOR NEXT WEEK Show ers by Monday s-rid probably again near close of week; otherwise fair; moderate temperatures. The fifth Sunday of rain is predicted for tomorrow. The forecast for next Sunday, a week away, also anticipates more rain. Chances are better than 50-50 for rain Sunday, says S. D. Flora, state meteorologist. No change -will occur in temperatures, he believes. An area of low pressure is located over Wy oming this morning. As long as it re mains west of Kansas, rain may be ex pected. Flora says. It is regarded as the finest variety of wheat weather. Wheat thrives dur ing a cool, damp spring. The state is well soaked and there is sufficient moisture in all sections. More rain to morrow may delay Sunday Joy-rides, Flora indicates, but wheat is the main consideration now. No measurable rain occurred in Kan sas in the last 24 hours.. A few light showers were reported. Rain fell In Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. No freezing weather occurred In Kansas last night. The low mark at ( Continued Page Two.l FIND HIS VICTIMS Modern Bluebeard Must Guide Searchers for Bodies. ''ot Afraid of Death," He Says "Was Crazy." Los Angeles, May 1. "Bluebeard" Harvey, who married twenty-five women and is alleged to have con fessed to the murder of four of them, today may be used as a guide to di rect detectives- to the grave of Nina Lee Deloney. one of the four missing wives. A party headed by District Attorney Thomas L. Woolwine, using a map drawn for them by Harvey, searched all night but failed to find the grave. Searching operations were suspended to get Harvey to assist in locating the spot in Berego valley, where he is al leged to have buried his victim. Harvey is a convalescent in a local hospital, recovering from two attempts at suicide. Physicians say it is doubt ful whether his condition will allow him to aid in the search at present. Harvey's alleged confession, it was said, was made on condition that the state waiver demand for capital pun ishment. "I am not afraid of death.," said Harvey, "but I must have been crazy. I can't explain it any other way." RECOWdlERED Jersey Primary Returns May Be "Gummed Up." That's Suspicion Indicated by Chief Justice Gummers. Newark. N. J. May 1. An order for recount of the ballots cast in New Jersey's presidential primary was Is sued today by Chief Justice William Gummers of the New Jersey supreme court. The order was issued on petition of Sen. Hiram Johnson, who claimed he was defeated for the presidential pre ference vote by Major General Wood thru a miscount. The order provjdes five days notice of the recount shall be given Wood. If the result of the recount does not change the result, the expense must be borne by Johnson. The recount will begin May 10 In Essex. Morris. Camden. Gloucester and Cape May counties and will cover the entire state if the Johnson sup porters wish to extend it beyond the five counties. Johnson must deposit $50,000 with the secretary of state at.Trenton be fore the recount starts, to defray ex pense entailed by the various county boards. TWO-THIRDS MINERS IDLE. Kansas Inbn Men Are Not Holding Any Celebrations. Pittsburg. May 1. A large number of Kansas coal miners are observing May. day. Reports to the headquarters of the col operators' association here showed that not to exceed one-third of the mines are working today. So far as is known, no celebration of the day has been arranged by miners' union leaders or others. eral abstention from work In celebra tion of May day upwards of 100,000 factory employes here, who had for three weeks been working on part time schedules, were to resume full time work today as a result of an im provement in the rail strike situation. No general holiday had been planned by other workers, the Detroit Federation of Labor having opposed the customary shutdown. Normal factory operations were authorized yesterday following the return to work of fifty switchmen and the announce ment by the Detroit Edison company, which furnishes power for most of the plants, that coal stocks now on hand and the prospects of sufficient day-today arrivals warranted a general re sumption. The switchmen, headed bv one of j their strike leaders, went back to the HM llir auilUUIILVlllCIIL IHOVl they realized it was the only action that would bring their wage conten tions before the labor board. MANY YANK REDS Are 100,000 NatlTe Americans Among Radicals.. Communist Party Alone Has 25,000 Members. SIXTY SOVIETS IN NEW YORK Department of Justice Gets In formation From Pamphlets. Forewarned, the Government Agents HaTe Stalled Plans. Washington, May 1. At least 100. 000 native Americans hold membership In radical societies which planned demonstrations today thruout the United States, according to Investiga tions of justice department secret service agents. "The communist party alone claimed a membership of 25.000," said Special Agent Keohan today. "That organization is the smallest of three radical organizations. theI. W. W.. the communist labor party and the So cialist party." They Call Them Soviets. Among themselves members of rad ical societies refer to their local groups as Soviets, according to Assistant Chief Burke of the bureau of investigation. This would indicate that at least 1.000 Soviets are in existence in the United States, according to justice officials. In New York alone, more than sixty Soviets have been organized, according to one report to the department. Oth er cities where many Soviets are at work are Chicago. Rochester, Phila delphia, Cleveland, Seattle and St. Louis. The justice department today made public copies of a pamphlet entitled. "Hail to the Soviets." calling upon all members to declare a general strike today, which is described as "May day labor's international holiday." Had May Day Plans. The pamphlets- was issued under the authority, it recites, of the "executive committee of the Communist Party of America." The pamphlet declared rising prices and the reduced purchasing power of money thru the world prove that "cap italism destroys itself." Francis Garvin, assistant attorney general in charge of radical investiga tions, today predicted that demonstra tions would fall flat owing to precau tions taken by the department. BOLSHEVIK! CAPTURpAKU Japs and Reds in Severe Fighting In . Siberia More Troops Sent. London, May 1. Russian Bolshevlki forces occupied Baku, an important port of the western coast of the Caspian sea, and the center of a very important petroleum field,5 on April 29, it was announced officially this morn ing. Vladivostok. April 29. Severe fight ing is -n progrses at Chita, Trans baikalia, between the forces of General Voitzekofsky. the sale remnant of Ad miral Kolchak's army in Transbaikalia, and the opposing Bolshevlki faction, according to reports from a Russian source. The Japanese are declared to be supporting General. Voitzekofsky. The Japanese representative here declares that the action of the Japanese troops has been sanctioned by the allies. Japanese reinforcements are constantly arriving at Vladivostok. The latest reports concerning the army of General Voitzekofsky con tained in a Harbin dispatch dated March 25, said its position called for serious consideration. Tens of thou sands of his men and several thou sand officers, the dispatch added, were anxious to leave the Bolshevik! terri tory. THOUSANDS ON RENT STRIKE Their Leases Expire, Rents Are Raised, But They Won't Pay or Move, Chicago. May 1. Thousands of families in Chicago went on a rent strike today and refused to vacate their apartments in accordance with May day moving orders. H. S. Stand ish. president of the Chicago Tenants Protective league, estimated. Mr. Standish predicted that 10,000 tenants would defy efforts of land lords to evict them. "The tenants who have been asked to pay exorbi tant rents and who are unable to pay them or to secure other quarters are fighting with their backs to the wall," he said. Some of the disputes would be set tled by arbitration. Mr. Standish said, but others would be carried into court for jury trials. Municipal courts would be clogged for a long period if the latter plan was carried out, he said. Real estate men declared the supply of homes and apartments was sufficient to meet the requirements of Chicago's population. A warning to moving and express men against charging in excess of ordinance rates was issued by the state's attorney's office. Jiggs and Maggie Free to the Kids at Cozy Monday Monday afternoon at 4: SO the Cozy theater will be wide open for all the school kids in town. Miss Ruth Wright, manager, has issued an in vitation to all children under 15 to be her guests for the special matinee. And such a program has been ar ranged for them. The sensational Mack Sennett's rural comedy "Down on the Farm" with all the famous Sennett comedians in It, will be shown. This picture is in five reels and is especially appealing to kids. On the same program ts tne nrsi issue of the "Bringing Up Father" series. These pictures are not car toon comedies, but are played by regu lar actors and Johnny Ray, well known In burlesque shows, has been engaged to play the part of "Jiggs." All the kids know Jiggs in The State Journal and here Is their chance to see them on the screen. Another Recruit for the Overall Brigade Kansas Democrats RADICALS IN KICK Plan Demonstrations Against Deportations and Arrests. I. W. W. Hold Meetings and Pass Resolutions. Chicago, May 1. A nation-wide demonstration to protest arrest and deportation of radicals, failure of the government to declare peace with Ger many and to demand recognition of the Russian soviet was planned for today by radicals, according to an nouncements by leaders here. The demonstration will consist of meetings in every large city in the country where local . leaders will speak. No parades or other demonstrations are planned, it was said. I. W. W. meetings will be held in Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, Mil waukee. Denver and other big cities, according to William Haywood, execu tive secretary of the I. W. W. "There will be no violence," he said. "That kind of talk is bosh. Workers will assemble in halls today and to morrow to discuss the situation and make suggestions." The Socialist party will also hold meetings to protest against the con tinued imprisonment of political pris oners, said Otto Branstetter, national secretary of the party. ; Resolutions will probably be of fered denouncing the imprisonment of I Eugene V. Debs and demanding his release, said Branstetter. These meetings. Branstetter said, will be held in the principal big cities of the country. Police prepared to double the guard at radical meetings to prevent any undue demonstrations. ST. LOUISANSFEEL SHOCKED Seismograph Tells Them After It Hap pened It Was Earthquake. St. Louis. May 1. An earthquake disturbance lasting thirty seconds was recorded by the seismograph at St. Louis university at 9:15 a, m. today, according to Prof. B. J. Goesse, in charge of the instrument. Goesse said the shock centered be tween 100 and 200 , miles from St. Louis and was violent. The disturbance was reported to have rocked houses in the west part of St. Louis. Mount Vernon, I1L, May 1. Two earthquake shocks that rocked build ings were (elt here this morning, one for fifteen seconds at 9:15 and an other shorter one at 10 o'clock. Reports from Centralia were that similar disturbances occurred there, and as far as could be learned tremors were felt in most parts of southern Illinois. So far as could be learned, no ma terial damage was done in this section. Duouoin, 111.. May 1. An earth shock was felt here this morning. No dam age was reported In surrounding ter ritory. - - PLEDGED TO WEAR STAPLES Pittsburgh Club Women Organize New Jrive on H. C. L. Pittsburgh.. Pa., May 1. Twelve thousand members of the congress of women's clubs of the Pittsburgh dis trict TnavA nlerie-ert thfmRplvs to wear only "staple" clothing until prices of! more modish garments drop, and to place a two weeks' ban on potatoes, in a campaign against the high cost of living. I Miss Helen Grimes, president of the j congress, and a member of the federal fair price committee here, told those j present that .-"'staple" clothing is sold I at far lower prices than articles of the same quality of material which are cut and trimmed in conformity with thai latest styles- plan to wear denim suits to the MAY DAY UNOBSERVED HERE Except for Revels of Children, Who Have Very Few Flowers -Xo " ' Patriotic Demonstration. . The streets of Topeka echoed with the laughter of little children Friday night as they flitted trom door to door with May baskets. Troops of them might be seen running here and there, sometimes stealthily, sometimes with noisy merriment. They would place a basket on a porch, knock at the door and be gone before the recipient of the gift aDpeared. But the flowers un kind frosts and blizzards made them scarce. Aside from the evening revels of the kiddies Topeka goes her solemn way today with apparently little thought of the season. May Day. at one time an important holiday in so many countries, is almost obsolete here. Governor Allen's proclamation asking that patriotic demonstrations be held in Kansas today apparently "went unheeded locally. The American Legion passed reso lutions Friday night endorsing Amer ican Day. but were unable to prepare a patriotic program on such short no tice, officers of the organization said. The other patriotic, fraternal and civic organizations said they had no plans for the day. A May Day fete given by the pupils of the Lowman Hill school Friday drew such a crowd that two more per formances had to be given before all comers could see the performance. One was given in the afternoon and two in the evening. Six hundred tick ets were sold. May 1 was an eventful date in Eng land during the middle ages. It was customary for high and low to fare forth on the first May morning and gather flowers and hawthorne branches, which were brought into the villages about sunrise to decorate the doors and windows of the houses. The fairest maid in the town was crowned "Queen of the May" and placed in a little arbor where she re ceived the adoration and homage of the revelers. A May-pole, often as high as a ship's mast, was erected in every vil lage; and around this, on which wreaths of flowers were suspended, the people danced nearly the whole day. The poles were permanent, but were eventually uprooted by the Purl tans, who put a stop to the jollities. After the restoration, however, the ceremony of "bringing home the May" again came Into its own. Even the court Indulged In the Mw day celebrations. It is recorded that King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine, together with the heads of the corpora tion of London, went a-Maying with all the revelry of the youthful vil lagers. In France. Germany and other countries the festive sports were com mon, .and are even yet observed on a smaller scale. In more recent years May day has come to be a Soc'alist and radical holi day, especially in foreign countries. May day of last year saw similar dem onstrations in the United States, at tended by plots against the lives of prominent officials by radical ele ments. MEXICAN PLOT IS DISCOVERED. Former Major of Juarez Arrested In St. Louis Was Shopping for Rebels; St. Louis, May 1. A plot to fur nish Obregonist revolutionists in Mex ico with American arms was balked here today, according to a confession of Manuel M. Pietro. who said he was the former mayor of Juarez and mem ber of the Mexican congress, depart ment of justice agents declared. Pietro was taken in custody last night with another Mexican who gave his name as Raymond R. Morfin. About $30,000 in American currency was found in their possession, police detectives said. Pietro said he came here to buv arms, officials said. State Convention "TENT CITY" HERE Episcopal Boys In First Conren tion of Its Kind. - - Is Preliminary to Annual Con vention of Church Sunday. A long, double-breasted line of boys of all ages under 21, reaching half way across the Bethany school cam pus, marched to "mess" at noon today. They were delegates to the first boys' convention of the Episcopal church ever-held in Kansas and probably in the entire United States. They are in Topeka for today and part of Sunday and are making themselves at home in sixteen large tents on the Bethany grounds. This afternoon the boy delegates, numbering nearly 200 from all parts of Kansas, were taking part in an ath letic meet. The boys' convention is preliminary to the sixty-first annual convention of the Episcopal diocese of Kansas, which will open in Topeka Sunday morning at Grace Cathedral, to be at tended by fifteen hundred delegates, including clergymen and men and wo men laymen of the church from all parts of the state. The boys' camp, the chief interest of today, is being directed in military fashion by Capt. W. P. McLean, head of the Boys' Industrial school, who served overseas with the Thirty-fifth division, and by Chaplain Otis Gray, who went to France with the Eighty ninth division. That religion does not make "sissy" of a boy, that boys can give invaluable religious and patriotic serv ice in their own country and state and city were among the convincing thoughts brought out by Maj. Henry R. Sanborn of Nevada, also known as the Rev. Henry R. Sanborn who ac complished the difficult task of hold ing the close attention of nearly two hundred active boys in the Guild hall of Grace cathedral this morning. The war made a clergyman of Ma jor Sanborn. He entered the Canadian army two years before America took part in the war. He was an agnostic when he began his army service, but at the end of the war he asked "how he could become a clergyman," re fusing a permanent commission as ma jor in the regular army. He ie now serving as an Episcopal clergyman among railroad shopmen and college students in a little town in Nevada. Other features of the morning enter tainment were music by a seven-piece orchestra from St. Paul's church. Kan sas City, Kan., and catchy and tuneful vocal and guitar duets. The Rev. George Craig Stewart. D. D., L. H. D.. rector of St. Luke's church, Evanston, III., will be one of the principal speakers of the conven tion. He will give the main address at the service tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock. The Reverend Stewart is a former overseas Red Cross work er, one of the leading speakers of the church and a university lecturer. He will deal on the five fundamentals of religion in his series of lectures during the three days of the convention. A prominent layman who will give addresses is George K. Gibson of Chi cago. HI., who will present, as a suc cessful business man, "The business of religion in the religion of business." There wtll be no Sunday school at Grace cathedral tomorrow morning because of the convention. The an nual meeting will end Wednesslay with a dinner at t.ZO o'clock. The afternoon and evening program for the boys' camp follows: 12:15. recall: 12:30. mess: 1:30. sport tactics: :00. mess; 7:10. assembly: :00, re call: J:1S, church call; 10:00, taps. Tomorrow's convention activities will be: :30, reveille; 7:30, holy communion: 10:30, morning service George Craig Stewart. George K. Gibson: 4:00. the bishop's annual ad dress; 8:00. evening service George Craig Stewart, Henry R. . Sanborn. BLAMES BIG '1INS; Sunday Newspapers Worst Paper Hogs Munsey. Tells Senate the Government Should Restrict Size. NO CONFIDENCE IN AGREEMENT Despite All Efforts Publishers Are Using More Paper. Conference With Canada on Sit uation Approred by Senate. Washington, May 1. Government! restrictions on consumption of news ! May 1. Two persons were print paper were urged before a sen- j W' and about fifty others wounded, ate investigating committee today by I most of them slightly. In a series of Frank A. Munsey of New Tork. pub- small riots this afternoon in the east risher of five daily newspapers and ern part of the city. three magazines. Government regulations of size ! should be accomplished gradually, Mr. Munsey said, adding that a great step forward would be to limit the size of the "jumbo" Sunday editions to the regular daily issue size. "The Sunday papers are the biggest sinners," he argued. "The daily is sues also could be drastically cut. Twelve to eighteen pages ought to be the maximum in the largest cities." Mr. Munsey said he was cutting news print consumption on his period icals 30,000 tons this year, but in the face of the acute shortage of paper. newspapers thruout the country are oreDarimr to increase the size of their publications. Want. fn-0mm4nt Cnnt.ml. w One remedy suggested by Mr. Mun- sey was for the government to obtain control of all forests by constitutional amendment and apportion the present timber growth for paper making until new forests could be grown "You haven't much confidence in remedying the situation by agreements between publishers" asked Chairman Reed. " know it can't be done," was the ronlv -it would be a waste of time to try it. Even with all the efforts at co- operation the consumption of news print is steadily Increasing. - Scores Sunday Sheets. The great metropolitan Sunday issues were scored by the witness. . "You have to buy five or six papers, on sunaay to get me news, us ut- much better. You don't have to buy a magaz.ne, a book, two or three days stale news and scores of pages of ad vertising m order to get tne news over there. Lord Northdlffe told me, their system was Infinitely better than ours." Senator Underwood's resolution, au thorizing a commission to confer with embargoes on wood pulp shipments to)? e' .to tundJl "patrla- the United States was ordered favora bly reported today by the house for eign affairs committee. Under a com mittee amendment, the commission would report to President Wilson in stead of congress. JUAREZ TO REBEL a r, i ii i i SOnora Revolutionists Capture t . . , , Important Point. Carranza . .. , , , , AnthOritieS Here, Being Replaced Today. El Paso, Tex., May 1. Juarez has fallen into rebel hands, agents of the The railway strike seemed to have Sonora revolution claimed here short-, met with a general response, altho ly after noon. ' . 1 'government' leaders believed It would The Carranza authorities were being collapse shortly after ths general replaced by rebels at the time of their strike was over at midnight announcement, the rebel representa-j Government leaders, however short tives here stated. ly before noon ri.im.rf the ,nii... IT COSTS MILLIONS Outlaw Rail Strike From Settled. Is Far Thousands of Switchmen main Away From Jobs. tion and refused to walk out solidlv Washington, May 1. The "outlaw" in.the strike two months ago. railroad strike still, is costing nearly Authorities forbade all parades snd $1,000,000 day which the taxpayers demonstrations In Paris and other will have to make good because of the large cities. Syndicalists agreed to five per cent guarantee of the Esch- ' obey the order. uummms law. it was estimated here I today. Thousands of workers still sre ab sent from their jobs and unhandied freight is piling up in all big cities, re ports showed. Railway union officials today, how- ever, said the strike is dying down, de- spite the fact that S00 men quit work Thursday in the Buffalo yards. "The situation is getting better I every day," said President Shea of the Brotherhood of Railway Firemen. "The men see that the new railway ; labor board is preparing to deal -promptly with their demands. The ; board will render a decision within six weeks unless I am much mistaken. ! The union officials will be sble to con clude their 'arguments before the) I board early next week." 1 Arguments of the railway executives j must be presented to the board after, the union chiefs finish. Then the board probably will require some time to digest and summarize the great mass of evidence before it. Flntls New Race of Giants. Newport. Mav 1. An attack by ferocious cannibals of large stature.! a great deal of expensive material for seantilv clad, on the party of Dr. A. the purpose of keeping out the cold. Hamilton Rice, which is exploring the j I believe I ha ve. discovered something Amazon region is described in a letter that will eliminate all the drawbacks from Chester Ober, geographer with ' of cold," he said. the expedition. Doctor Rice and Ober i "People will not have to consider killed two cannibals and the rest fled, ths climate to anjthing like the ex Mrs. Rice is with the party. i tent threy do now and they will enjoy pAsv.ni.nrH that are not DOfwtbls i-m?rai i-rramn is pome imstwt. ! now. Protessor Dorsey expects to Panama. April 30. General Persh-jhave some dwellings constructed hers ing today kissed more than a score j this summer which will demonstrsts of pretty Balboa girls, as sn Incident ; the efficiency snd vslue of his Inven to his "inspection of Panama canal j tion. Detsils of the Invention wers activities, afterward presenting them ! not given out as he Is preparing t with a cup as a reward for war work. obtain patents. ALL EUROPE HIT Twenty-Fonr Hour - May , Day Strike Is Complete. Grave Diggers Only Men TYork- ing, Is London Report. PARADES IN FRANCE BLOCKED Berlin Says Only Telephones Are Being Operated. In England Even the fc3Iiddle Class" Union Demonstrates. (Associated Press Bulletin.) (Associated Press Bulletio.) Helslngfors. Finland. May 1. Seri ous rioting broke out last night in ths labor quarter, fighting between ths people's guard and the police resulting in many casualties. London. May 1. British and Euro pean labor today generally demon strated its complete solidarity by stop ping work for twenty-four hours in observance of May Day the Euro pean labor day. . In London, the press did not antici pate more than a "May time effer- i vescence," altho radical rtemnr,.,.- j Hons had been threatened by some of I ths " V? o H " .... (1 1 . i ..I. r. nj moorers. . The national union of railway men announced It would not sanction ience. J. H. Thomas laboj le.lL," was to address myelin I. Lit week-end deTounTing'a'n'y po'lVor "direct action" to obtain labor's . mands for nationalization i ' j Even "Middle Class" Cnlon. i The new "middle class union" w.. , to stage an "overall parade" as a. dm onstration .tmi,Bt v, i , Paris reported the twenty-four hour , " ?nerally complete. No funer als could be held because undertakers and grave diggers joined in the holi day. Marriages were performed, how ever. xne government was confident of failure of the railway strike. It had usu.s, armored cars and artlllerv guarding railway stations. Only Grave Diggers Working. (---Stoppage of work was practical! tumpieie in Vienna. Grave diggers were exempt from the strike call be causs of the abnormal death rate. Shops, theaters and business houses were closed. Tram cars were to stop at noon. Grave diggers voted to de- beria. Berlin reported almost a complete cessation of work. Only long distance transportation lines were operating. France Is Tied Cp. Paris, May 1. The twenty-four hour general strike, called by French labor to demonstrate its solidarity apparent ly was generally complete today. : At 10 a. -m., practically all wprk In' Parl8 h"d been stopped. - Only a few street cars, busses and subway trains i on "hort runs, were In operation. There were no indications of vlo- : Ience, however, snd the city was quiet. -"oa'tionai troops were brought in last night and small patrols kept the ciear ana crowds moving. Po- lice were confident there would be no outbreaks. Kipeet R. R. Strike Collsnw. strike was "fizzling out" in the east and north. Traffic on main lines was normal, they said, and on other lines only a partial stoppage of traffic had resulted from ie strike. i Wl" Be Parades. I The railway leaders ordered N their men out for an indefinite period to enforce nationalization of lines. They . were supponea oy ine miners. Re- Government officials believed ths j railway workers in the north and east, would return after today as these un i ions opposed the strike for nationaliza Rochester Street Cars Tied I.'p. Rochester, May 1. All street ear traffic in Rochester was at a stand still today, the employes early today voting to strike, notwithstanding an arbitration agreement between their j international union. The men demand an increase of approximately SO per (cent. The company made a compro- imlse offer which the men refused to accept. Finds Electric Solution for Ho use Problem Winnipeg. May 1. That he has de- "Vised a means of solving the housing problem thru the use of electrical ' power was the claim made by J. W. Dorsey, srsslsant professor of electrical engineering in the University of Manl- j toba. "It will not be necessary for ; people to construct costly houses witn