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The Evening Newspaper of Kansas HOME EDITION TO PEKA, KANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, -AUGUST 1 1922 TEN PAGES TWO CENTS iiin i in in 1 1 Mini ihiwiiiiii'i mill I UNSETTLEP V SENIORITY PLAN CAUSES ROAD HEADS TO REJECT HARDING'S Other Proposals for Settlement of . Strike Accepted by Executives Who Met in Washington, But They Refuse to Allow Seniority to Men on Strike. . " SEPARATE PEACE WON'T BE AGREED EITHER, THEY SAY Proposal Before Union Chiefs Befused by the Owners. Harding's Letter Today Said To Be Mandatory in Terms. SHOPMEN'S LEADERS AT CHI Acceptance by Jewell on Behalf of Shopmen Is Forecast. This Afternoon Should See the Final Result of Tarleys. ilSy the Associated Press.) New York, Aug. 1. Railway executives today rejected the proposal of President Harding that striking: shopmen be re instated without forfeiting sen iority rights but accepted con ditionally the other two sugges tions made by the White House for settlement of the nation-wide Rtrikf This announcement was made by President Loree of the Dela ware & Hudson- after the heads of 143 roads had met here today. considered Hardmg s program, drafted a reply and adjourned- r Most Of those close to the confer ence maintained that unqualified re instatement of strikers would be "a rank injustice" to men who had re plucod striking workers. In addition thry snid it was felt that If the Min ority conditions were accepted it would mean that the union men would "discipline" those who had helped to break the strike. "Xo Separate Settlement.' Kmpharic denial that any roads won d effect a se'tlement with the strikers independent of the stand taken by the majority was made by those close to the executives' confer ence when shown dispatches from Chicago sratinp that the men would be a:ked to make separate settlement with roads accepting President Hard ing's condition. Altho the text of the Harding letter wr.-s r.t made public here, it was re ported to prove more mandatory in tor e than had been expected. The tex.. It was understood, differed from that written by Bert M. Jewell, labor leader, when the administration's pro gram was forwarded to the strikers in Chicago. "Xo .Moral lion Why." Judjre Lovett of the Union Pacific, generally regarded as the dean of railway executives, was the principal speaker when the . presidents recon vened after the noon recess with the text of the Harding proposals before them embodying the provisions for re instatement of strikers with the sen iority ranking they held before the walkout. Juflfte Lovett was reported to have to'd the executives that there was no moral reason why the roads should bu, Ipe from their position nor was there any practical reason. Inasmuch as the country's railroad service was generally satisfactory. It was announced that the execu tives would not make public either the text of the letter which President Harding sent with his proposals am plifying them, or the reply of the railroad chiefs, until the reply was received at the White House. This reply t was indicated would be dis patched immediately. (By the Associated Press. Chicago. Aug. 1. A proposition that the striking shopmen settle their strike with the roads that are willing to agree to President Harding's pro posals regardless of whether all the roads agree to them, will be placed before the meeting of union chiefs In session here. Chicago, Aug. 1. President Hard ing's plan for settlement of the rail strike became known in its official de tail here today just aa the executive committee of the striking railway shopmen went into conference to de termine their attitude toward the president's proposals. The plan was set forth in a telegram to B. M. Jewell, bead of the striking shopmen. In Its essentials it proposes Im mediate return to work of the shop men with seniority rights unimpaired rehearing by the United States rail way labor board of all matters in con troversy and agreement by the car riers and by the unions to recognize, the validity of the labor board's de-! cision and to obey the board's rulings. The text of the president's telegram to Jewell follows: I am hereby conveying to you the terms of agreement upon which the railway managers and united shop craft workers are to unite preliminary to railing -ff the existing strike. "First, railway managers and work- STRIKE PLA men are to agree to recognize the val- labor board and to faithfully carry out! such decisions as contemplated by the law. "Second, the carriers will withdraw all lawsuits growing out of the strike and railroad labor board decisions which have been involved In the strike may be taken, in the exercise of rec ognized rights by either party to the labor board for rehearing. ""Third, all employes now ,on strike to be returned to work and to their former positions witn seniority tand other rights unimpaired. Tp.e repre sentatives of the earners and the rep resentatives of the organizations es pecially agree that there will be no discrimination by either party against the employes who did or did not strike. Hopes for Full Agreement. "I think it is fair to say that I have changed the second condition from the original form in which it was dis cussed with you and your associates. You will note that I have suggested the appeals for rehearing may be taken in the exercising of recognized rights by either party' to the board for rehearing. This does not change the substance, but I thought it only fair to have the statement apply to either side in the controversy alike. "I hope you and your associates will see fit to express your approval of the terms submitted. Confirmation fol lows by mail." Hoover Presents Plan. (By tne Associated Press.! New Tork, Aug. 1. The heads of 148 railroads threading all parts of the country this afternoon resumed their conference at the Grand Central station presumably to vote on accept ance or rejection of President Hard ings proposal for settlement of the nation-wide railroad - strike. Secretary Hoover entered the con ference shortly before noon and re mained only a short time. "I simply presented the position of the administration and made some further explanations of President Harding's -proposals which were al ready before tpe meeting," he said. - The answer will be submitted later In the day by 148 road presidents meeting here. The president's plan was brought here by Alfred P. Thorn, counsel for the executives' national association, and was presented to the standing committee with which T. Dewitt Cuy ler, head of the organization, sat as chairman by Secretary Hoover. Dcnison Prays for Strike End. Denlsoh, Aug. 1. Denlson prayed this morning that the nation-wide strike of railroad shopmen would end. Every business house in the city was closed from 9 to 10 o'clock while business men and strikers, their sym pathizers and families crowded into tour Protestant churches where, with heads bowed, they listened while the four ministers besought God to "guide the railroads and men to peace." TO HEAR KATY CASE AUGUST 7 Kansas Will T)o All In Its Power to Retain Parsons Offices. The state v public utilities commis sion will hold a hearing Monday, August 7, in which all members will sit to consider the applications of the M. K. & T. railroad for permission to issue $166,000,000 in bonds in Kansas and for a certificate of authority to operate in this state under its new organization. Members of the utilities commission were frank today in saying Kansas will do ail in its power to prevent the Katy from moving Its main offices from Parsons to St. Louis, headquar ters of the new Missouri corporation. FRANCE TO IMPOSE PENALTY Economic and Financial Pressure Will Be Brought on Germany. (By the Associated Press.) Paris, Aug. 1. France will impose penalties of an economic and financial character upon Germany because of her refusal to. continue payments on the debts contracts by her nationals with allied nationals before the war, it was said in official circles here to day. TREXtH WARFARE IX CHINA. Two Thousand Coolies Drafted to Dig Trenches by Cheat. (By the Associated Press.) Canton, Aug. 1. Trench warfare may prolong indefinitely the conflict between tne armies under Sun Yat Sen, the deposed president of the southern republic, and Chen Chiung Ming, the general supporting the uni fication program of the central re public at Peking. This belief is strengthened by the fact that General Chen has drafted as trench diggers two thousand coolies from Canton. CONTINUE TO CAPTURE REBS. Free State Drive on Cork Looks' Like an Easy Win. Dublin. Aug. 1. Free state troops in their drive southward on Cork have captured Tipperary and Kilkee. it was announced today. Four regulars were killed in action at Tipperary and three others wounded. The casualties ot thes Irregulars are not known. Several irregulars were made pris oners. Large quantities of war ma terials fell into the hands of the free staters. Killed in a Fist Fight. Cleveland, Aug. 1. Alexander Seid man. 19, an employe of the local postoffice, was killed in a fist fight with another employe of the post office early today. LEWIS ISSUES A CALL TO PARLEY OVER COAL TIEUP But Operators Say They'll Re fuse to Meet Mine Head. Declare His Call Is Just a Bluff to Quiet the Public. HARDING FAYORS THE IDEA But Official Statement on the Attempt Not Forthcoming. . Probability That Few Operators , Will Confer Is Expressed. Philadelphia, Aug. 1. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, took a definite step toward ending the coal strike today whenhe invited operators of the central com petitive field to meet him In confer ence. Lewis asked that the confer ence be held In Cleveland next Mon day morning. The following telegram was sent by Lewis today: "In behalf of the United Mine Workers, I am herewith inviting the coal operators of the central com petitive field to meet In Joint inter state -conference at the Hollenden botel. Cleveland. Ohio, at 10 o'clock Monday. August 7, 19Z2, for the purpose of negotiating a basic wage agreement designed to terminate the present suspension In the min- . ing industry. I express the sincere hope that the interest represented by you will find it possible to par ticipate In the joint negotiations. (Signed) t "JOHN L. LEWIS, "President of the United Mine Workers of America." An official statement by him fol lows: "In issuing an invitation to the coal operators of the central compet itive field to assemble in joint confer ence in Cleveland on August 7, I am actuated by the highest consideration of public welfare and the impelling necessity for an early adjudication of the issues involved in the bituminous and anthracite coal fields. "Consider the Public. "This strike, unparalleled - In Its magnitude, is now in its eighteenth week and constitutes an industrial convulsion which menaces the finan cial and social fabrics of our nation. ''Aside from the tremendous personal sacrifice so bravely endured by the mine workers the--sums- is exacting; penalties from every citizen of our land and Is clogging tho channels of commerce and -distuning; the realms of finance and credit thruout the civ ilized world, Tosses Blame to Operators. "In consideration of these facts and notwithstanding the powerful posi tion of advantage now enjoyed by the mine workers, we have resolved to at tenipt again to assemble a conference where passion will be allayed and rea son ' predominate. We are able to fight indefinitely, but much prefer the pursuits of peace to the ills of indus trial warfare. We feel that the American public will support our of fer to meet at the conference table. "Those who block the success of such a conference by refusal to par ticipate should, therefore be made to bear full responsibility for the contin ulng.sltuation. It is expected the makeup of the conference will follow as nearly as possible those of other years. The miners will probably be represented by eight men from each of the four states. The representation of the op erators will depend upon number that respond to the call. Kavanangb Won't Go. St. Louis, Aug. 1. "Ton may state most emphatically that we are thru attending any conferences that may be called by Mr. Lewis," W. K. Kava naugh, president of the Fifth and Ninth Illinois district Coal Operators' association, said today. "This call is a bluff on the part of the miners to pick up a few operators in conference and then term the meet ing one df the central competitive field. I do not intend to go to the meeting." Harding Is for It. Washington. Aug. 1. When It was brought to President Harding's atten tion today that John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers of America, had called a Joint four-state conference in another effort to end the strike, it was stated officially that the administra tion would have no comment to make. It is known, however, that President Harding looks with favor on any move looking to the resumption of mining operations and that the con ference called by Lewis will be re garded favorably by the administra tion. To Try Nonunion Basis. Indianapolis. Aug. 1. Indiana will be the second state in the Union to at tempt to mine coal with nonunion miners under state protection. Gov. Warren L. McCray announced today after officials of District No. 1 1 of the United Mine Workers refused to au- (Continued on pace six.a ELECTION RETURNS As usual The State Journal will an nounce city, county and state election returns tonight. On the Kansas avenue windows bulletins will be posted giving the vote so far as counted in Shawnee county. From a second story window on Kansas avenue the results from the city, county tand state will be an nounced. tj Reporters in taxicaba will" cover every city and many county precincts and will obtain, the latest count every fifteen minutes. , Special telegraph, telephone aid Associated Press service will be main tained for returns from over the state. Baker Poisoned Food When Discharged? Charles Abrahamson Slipped, Arsenic in Restaurant's Food, Officials of Medical .Examiner's Office Charge Today. " New Tork. Aug. 1. Charles Abrahamson, a baker, who had been discharged from Shelbourne's restau rant at Broadway and 26th street, was arrested as a witness - to day, following an investigation of the poisoning of more than 100 persons three of whom are dead who ate in WRECK KILLS TEN Twenty-Five Injured- Also, in Crash Jfear Cincinnati. . C.L. & S. Passenger Trains Go Head on at Crossing. Cincinnati. Aug. 1. Ten persons were killed . and twenty-five injured more or less seriously at 11 o'clock this morning, when two Cincinnati Lebanon & Northern passenger trains crashed together head-on at the Lester road crossing in Pleasantridge. One of the engines was driven backwards, telescoping the first coach behind it and killing everyone Inside. AU available fire apparatus in the city has been rushed to the scene as well as police patrols and hospital ambulances from all the hospitals Fifty private automobiles are also on the scene assisting in the rescue work. Doctors from all over Cincinnati are rushing to the spot. There were five passenger coaches in one train and two in the other, but only one car telescoped when the crash came. This coach crumbled like a match box and the occupants were caught in the wreck which presented an almost hopeless tangle to rescue workers. It is thought that the engineers and firemen of the two engines were killed in the collision, tho information at this time regarding them was not available. FORTY DIE IN TRAIN WRECK Pilgrims to Grotto of Lourdes 1b France Die in Crash. (By tbe Associated Press ! Paris, Aug. 1. Forty persons were killed and fifty others injured in- a collision between two " trains- of pil grims to the Grotto of Lourdes, one of the world' most famous shrines, early today. ' The 'collision . occurred near VUlecomtaL - The pilgrims were from the region of Moulins in the department of Al lier. A high official of the Midi railway said there were no Americans on the wrecked train. Later details said that some of the pilgrims were blind, oth ers deaf and dumb ana still others so badly crippled they had to be carried. Priests among the crowd helped In the rescue work. A special train containing doctors and nurses was rusnea to tne scene from the nearest town. : A number of the wounded were taken to the Tarbes hospital for treatment. MAYOR ISSUES PROCLAMATION August 4 Will Be Celebrated as Emancipation Day. August 4. the date of the emancipa tion of the negro slaves in the West Indies, is celebrated by the colored population of the United States. In connection with this date. Mayor Herbert J. Corwine has issued the fol lowing proclamation: Whereas, August 4 Is a day held In memory .is tbe date of the emnncipation of the slaves in the WeBt India Islands, and has since been ndnnted as an occasion for celebration by the colored race in America; net Whereas, there are miBr persons ef this race employed in Tarious lines of work in Topeka who should be permitted to Join in tbe spirit of festivities of this city; isow, therefore, in order to asisst in mas lng this celebration one of great mo ment to the Deonle of this race. I respect fully request employers, so far as Is com patible with their business, to excuse from their employ, such persons as may desire to participate in the celebration of this day. H. J. COKW1XE, Mayor. CAN'T GET' OBEX CHAIN VERDICT. Foreman Says "We're Willing. But We Just Disagree," That's. All. Los Angeles, Aug. 1. Willing to re main out "a week, a month, a year," if necessary but asserting that a "ver dict is impossible." M. E. Paddock of Long Beach, foreman of the Jury which today was to attempt to decide the fate of Mrs. Madalynne Oben chain, tried for the second time for the murder of J. Belton Kennedy, led the deliberators Into what promised to be another protracted session. XO DEMAND FOR BRITISH COAL. Exporters Can't Guarantee Early De livery Any More. They Say. (By The Associated Press.) London.-Auc. 1. There is a notice able lull in the American demand for British coal, due to the inability of the exporters to guarantee early delivery. . With little prospect of further ship ments before September, the buyers are naturally inclined to wait. Con gestion at various British ports is un relieved. KANSAS CITY FIREMAN STABBED. Real Estate Man There Held In Con nection With the Crime. Kansas City. Aug. 1. Patrick J. Qutnn. a fireman stationed at Swop park here, was stabbed to death early today in front of his home. Ben Strother. 50. real estate man. Is held at police headquarters in con nection with the affair. Peered Into Tank Drowned Breckenridge. Texas., Aug. 1. While peering into the water from the top of a large wooden storage tank, which he had climbed, Webb Touchstone, a 17-year-old youth, fell into the tank and was drowned. 3 'Die, 100 III the restaurant yesterday. Officials of i the medical examiner's office reported that a quantity of berry pies baked before Abrahamson left the restau tajit'a employ, had been heavily charged with arsenic. The dead are Ida Weiseberg and Lillian Getz. stenographers, and Hy man Bernstein. Palisade, N. J. OKLA. IS PUZZLE No Dope Sheets Being Issued to Figure Out Her Race. Watch Race for Governor and Fight of Alice and Manuel. ' ' - (By The Associated Press.) Oklahoma City, Aug. 1. Oklahoma voters thronged to the polls today, In a state wide primary election in which the three. cornered race for the Dem ocratic - nomination for governor out weighed In interest all other contests. ' Little stress has been laid on na tional issues of any sort In the guber natorial primary campaign. ' J. C. Walton, mayor of Oklahoma City, -seeks the nomination on a platform- approved by the farmer-labor reconstruction league, an organization in Oklahoma with many principles similar to those of the Nonpartisan league of North Dakota. Thomas H. Owen, a former Justice of the state supreme court, and R. C. Wilson, state superintendent of public instruction, also are asking for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Meanwhile Republican, Democratic and Socialist nominees for other state offices and for congress In the eight districts of Oklahoma were being: se lected. - Miss Alice Robertson of Muskogee, representative from the Second con gressional district, faced a fight for re-nomination by the Republican party. 1 Another Oklahoma woman. Mra Lamar Looney of Hollls. sought the Democratic nomination for con gress In the Seventh Oklahoma dis trict. Representative Manual Herrlck, Re publican, of the Eighth congressional district, faced a stiff fight for re-nomination. TWO DROWN NEAR ROSSYILLE - '. - Ralph and Henry MtlHw - Get Into ' v Peep Water While Wading. . Ralph .Miller. 6, and his brother Henry, 8, were drowned about 3 o'clock, Mtfnday afternoon, while wad ing In Cross creek, about one-fourth mile from Rossville. - They were the sons of Mr, and. Mrs. Earl Miller, of Rossville, and nephews of Dr. Henry H. Miller. , : .. According to the story told by Ray mond Tarbutton, 6 years old, who ac companied the other boys, one of the lads waded in beyond his depth and sank.- The other went after him and both of them sank. Raymond ran to the nearest house and called for help. Six men responded to his appeal, but the two boys had already drowned. The bodies were found at the bottom of a hole six feet deep and recovered by Archie Cless, Lewis Clark and Ralph. Zarker. The double tragedy brings the total number of Shawnee county boys drowned this summer to five, accord ing to Dr. H. L. Clark, county coroner. These two were the youngest of the five, he said. HANG NEGRUt HOT SPRINGS He Shot and Killed an Insurance Man, Arkansas Mob Believed. Hot Springs, Ark., Aug. 1. Bunk Harris, negro, was taken from officers here at 8 o clock this morning and hanged in a public square following the death early today of Maurice Con nelly an insurance solicitor, who was shot last night by a negro burglar. Lynch Another in Georgia. Macon, Ga., Aug. 1. A negro iden tified by officers as John Glover, alias "Cocky," slayer of Walter C. Byrd. deputy sheriff of Bibb county, and George Marshall, negro, here Saturday night, was put to death by a mob of about 800 men at 1 o'clock today two miles from Holton. STEAMER CRASHES 2 DROWN. Women Knocked Off Excursion Boat as It Hits Ferry. New Tork. Aug.' I. Two women were knocked overboard and a score of other, passengers were hurt today when the excursion boat Grand Re public crashed into an Erie ferry boat in the North river. When the crash came, women be gan to scream and several fainted when they saw the two ma overboard from the Grand Republic. Ferry ' boat deck hands immediately plunged into the water In an attempt to rescue the women, but it is believed both were drowned. A. H. NEWMAN IS DEAD. President of Arkansas City Dry Goods Firm in Business Fifty Yearn. Arkansas City, Aug. 1. A. A. New man. 80, president of the Newman Dry Goods company here, died in Al berta, Canada, yesterday while on a varation. He was in business here continu ously for fifty years, having comf here in 1870. He was instrumental - J bringing the Santa Fe shops here and was the most widely known man in this section of the country. RESCUE 300 WOMEN PATIENTS. Ward of State Hospital In Little Rock Burns to Ground. Little Rock. Ark.. Aug. 1. Three hundred women patients were suc cessfully removed from, a large ward building of the state hospital for ner vous diseases -here earry- today after a fire, which destroyed building, was discovered in the attic (HEAVY VOTE HERETO Striking Shopmen Cast Their Ballots Early Today. In Some Precincts Voting Was Light During Forenoon. IS LIGHTER ON WEST SIDE! In This District Ballots Will Be Cast Late. Call Sent to Clerk for More Re- J niihlienn Kallnfe ! Sultry weather will continue in puPllCan rJailOIS. definitely, says Meteorologist Flora. . ! High temperatures are scheduled for "Voting In the primary election in Topeka this forenoon and early this afternoon was as splotchy and varie gated as the campaigns have been. The - ballot cast . early In the day ranged from very light to heavier than it ever has been before, in dif ferent precincts. One factor which brought this about was the vote of the striking shopmen in the east side precincts. Having nothing better to do, the shop men have been voting and voting early. - In the sixth precinct of the Sec ond ward, there were 123 votes cast before noon. Of that number at least 110 were Republican tickets and that precinct voted three to one Demo crat! o at the last general election. Shopmen Vote Early. The fact that the shopmen are off duty means that the votes in those precincts will be early and heavy. Just before noon other precincts In that ward had balloted as follows: fourth precinct, seventy-four; seventh pre cinct, fifty-nine; third precinct, 112; eighth precinct, fifty. All of these figures are high for the precincts in Question, at that tim'e of day. On the contrary, on the west side of i Kansas avenue, the vote has been rather lighter than usual during the morning and noon hours. This is ex plained by the fact that most of the stores and offices are closing at 5 o'clock or 6:30 o'clock, giving the em- pioyes time to do their voting after j Republican Leader Will Go to the day's work, whereas when the stores closed at 6 o'clock, the em- Washington Thursday. " pioyes voted during the noon hour. At the first precinct of the Third ward, the vote at 2 o'clock this after-1 David W. Mulvane, Republican na noon was 145 out of a registration of tional committeeman for Kansas, will 587; at the second precinct of He i ti j... nr..ki,.i. .h... Third ward, the vote was 128 at thei. . ' , f. . same time: at the fifth precinct of the h wlU sPend several months as first same time; at the fifth precinct of the Second ward the vote was 135, about 20 of the registration. Light Vote In Fourth Ward. At the Provident association, the second precinct of the Fourth ward, the vote was 110, rather light, out of a registration of 436. At the Central Congregational church, where the votes of the sixth precinct of the Third ward were being cast, there 'had - been cast 247 votes out of a registration of 840 at 2 o'clock. At 1420 Kansas-avenue, always 'a late voting .precinct,, the second ot the Fifth ward, there had been cast 119 votes out of a registration of between 400 and 500. In most of the precincts the voting thus far has been more or less a mas culine prerogative, and the men vot ing have outnumbered the women. It is believed that the bulk of the fe male vote was cast -during the fore noon and- early morning, and that there are many men -to come in later in the day. The ballots called for have been overwhelmingly Republican in every precinct of every ward. Several calls for more Republican ballots were sent to the county clerk before noon today. S. B. A. TO BUILD HOSPITAL Contract for New Building Will Be Let in December. The contract for the new hospital of the Security Benefit association home, located on the West Sixth ave nue road, will be let about December 1.-according to James M. Kirkpatrick, national president of the association. Construction on the hospital will begin immediately following the let ting of the contract or early next spring, says Kirkpatrick. No plans for the building have !een drawn yet, but it is tentatively agreed that it will contain either two or three stories and fifty beds. The hospital will not only be for the use of the members of the home but for all memoers of the or der, says Kirkpatrick. UNION HERO IS DEAD. Brig. Gen. Edward Whltaker Carried Message to Appomattox. Washington. Aug. 1. Brig. Gen. Edward Whitaker, who as a union of- ; ncer is saia to nave carried tne mes sage which halted the preparted union , charge at Appomattox and which re-, guest at the Mulvane home. His par suited in the unconditional surrender j ticular mission to Kansas, however, is of Lee's army, died Sunday at his ; reported to have been to present a home here. 1 request from Secretary Hoover that He was a holder of a congressional i medal of honor. 1 ASKS PAY FOB TAB SUIT Former Employe of Chicago & Alton Says the Road Will Have to pay $20,000 to Get bis "Suit" Cleaned. v i Kansas City Mo., Aug. 1. The Chi- cago & Alton railroad was today the defendant in one of the most unusual j ... . , . i damage actions ever filed against a railroad, - It is in the nature of a little bill j for 120,000 which Clifford Keil would collect for tar and sundry feathers which were applied to Keil while he was working as a strikebreaker in the shops at Slater. Mo. Keil charges in his petition that the Lrailroad guaranteed him a safe place to worn ana goon treatment wnen ne took the Job in the shops. According to Keil, however, the railroad was grossly negligent and even careless, i He was taken out of the shops by two men. he alleged, striped from the waist down, tarred and feathered, and then brought to this city and photo graphed. He received 15 from an 'agent of the railroad to remove the tar and feathers, he asserts. w FORECAST FOR KANSAS. I'DHrttled but ffenermllx fair tonight and Vwlneiwiay. ot much change tn temperature. MORE SULTRY WEATHER DUE Showers May Cause Some Kansas Voters to Stay at Home. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES: 7 o'clock 73111 o'clock 86 8 o'clock 76;12 o'clock 87 o'clock 81 1 o'clock.. 88 o'clock .84 2 o'clock 89 Wednesday and no relief from the present brand of weather Is in sight says Meteorologist Flora. Somewhat unsettled weather conditions were general over Kansas today and there is a possibility of showers falling in Topeka at any time. The temperature will drop to about 70 degrees tonight and will rise to about 95 degrees. Wednesday. Topeka received only a trace of rain Monday night. The heaviest rains re ported in Kansas were: Emporia, 1.32 Inches; Eureka, .52 of an inch; Fort' Scott, 1.50 inches; Goodland, .40 of an inch: Iola, 2.04 inches; Phillips burg, .22 of an inch; Lawrence, .20 of an inch and Reading. 1.04 inches. The highest temperature in Topeka in the last twenty-four hours was 93 degrees at 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon and the lowest was 71 at 6 o'clock this morning. The temperature averaged four degrees above normal. The high est temperature in Kansas was JrOO degrees at Anthony, Coldwater and Phillipsburg and the lowest was 62 at , Goodland and Dresden. The highest fContlnnen on Pass Tiro.1 TO ENTER CABINET Datld W. Mulvane to Serve as Assistant to Hoorer. assistant under Herbert Hoover, sec retary of commeroe. The widely known Republican leader was asked to come to Washington, to enter the de partment several months ago but de clined to leave Kansas until after the primaries. He expects to return to the state for at least a month of the pre election campaign. A BI Responsibility. .' '. Selection of Mulvane to enter the cabinet service in the department of commerce at this particular time is a iliftlnct honor to the state and the prominent Topekan. 'With the impor tant work before Secretary Hoover in ; mi Hi ii r" D. W. Mulvane of Topeka who goes to Washington to assist Herbert Hoo ver in cabinet service. J the coal strike and international af fairs at this time, Mulvane will be Riven a big responsibility In Washing ton affairs. Jiis acceptance of the appointment as first assistant to Secretary Hoover is for a temporary period to serve during absence of As sistant Secretary Houston. Recently Assistant Secretary Hous ton visited Topeka on his way to Alaska. He was leaving on a trip around the world to be absent nearly a. year. While in Topeka he was Mulvane fill the vacancy in the cabl- net department during Houston's ab sence. Mulvane declined to leave the state during the primary campaign and is going to Washington this week with plans to return for the party council and to devote at least a mon- to the connressional and state fights. Personal ITiend of Hoover. Mr. Mulvane has been on terms ot close personal friendshtp with both ! Secretary Hoover and Assistant fiecre- tary Houston during their service In ihe department of commerce. During the last fifteen months the Kansas national committeeman has been in Washington a considerable portion of the time. He was for several months mt charf,e f Kcpunlican national I V-i ..ii-i -1 nr-a during t 1 11 II Vi on ftt Chairman Adams. It is now likely that he will bo called upon to devote considerable time to service In the de partment of commerce during the next few months. He has told . personal friends tht he expects to return to the state some time this fall. Mulvane Is one. of the half dozer, most prominent members of the na tional committee. For a number ol years he has not only been a blgfac- tor in Kansas state politics, but in na tional affairs. He was one of the' dozen men in the conference in Chi cago during the Republican national convention two years ago when plans were laid for the nomination of Presi dent Harding after preliminary ballots bad shown a probable deadlock. 5 HEAVY VOTING LOOKED FOR IN PRIMARY TODAY Wyandotte Is One of Key Conn ties in Today's yoting. Chief Interest in Election Is on Fanner Ballot. TOTAL MAY. PASS 200,000 Three Candidates for Governor Clalni Rural Districts. Morgan's Strength Said To B in Towns and Cities. BY A. L. SHULTZ. ' In J,t3 precincts today the little bfennial task of fixing up the govern, anent via the ballot is under way. It is the state's eighth primary. From the biggest flood of non-committal campaign literature and violent ora tory ever produced In a hunt for votes, the average cltisen is today try ing to reach a stage of mental nor malcy, and vote Intelligently. Fair weather conditions In all sections of the state indicated a heavy vote. Local rains during the night In several communities are not likely to keep the voters away from the polls. If the farmers vote today and some how the politician has a lurking sus picion that he will vote the total for the state may pass the 200,000 mark. If the crop growers stay at home tha state total will likely be below 200,000. Interest In Farmer Vote. There is considerably more than just passing Interest In today's farmer vote. Almest everyone except tho Morgan crowd has been claiming it. A heavy farm vote may make or ruin several political chances. In the governorship race the Mor gan opposition expects to win in the farm districts. If there la a stay at home vote in the country today, Mor gan chances will go up. Ifihe rural districts turn out to make a few sug gestions about patches on state gov ernment, there may be things for the Morgan camp to worry about. Lam bertson, Stubbs and McNeal claim heavy farmer support. Most of the farmer organizations have been re ported for Lambertson. Morgan Favored in Cities. Morgan ought to show strong on the early returns. His strength is in the towns and cities. Not until the out lying precincts begin to count votes will there be an Indication as to his opposition. If the lamp wicks are properly trimmed during today and the schoolhouse janitor hasn't forgot ten to buy a new can of kerosene, the country precinct boards ought to finish most of their . count before morning. Big Fight for Governor. Most of the state Interest centers in the" governorship fight. But the congressional contests in the First, Second. Third, Fifth and Sixth dis tricts will not be overlooked. Friends of present congressmen claim they : have strong chances to win renomlna tions, altho the fight on Congressman , Ed C. Little in the Second is rough. Congressman Dan Anthony's follow ing in the First district apparently bucked up strongly during the week end and he went into the finish in ap parently better shape thsn any time during his short campaign. - Volland Claims Shawnee. - In Shawnee county tho congres sional fight Is one of the Issues of greatest concern. Anthony's friends claim he will come to Shawnee county with 6,000 plurality and will more than overcome any opposition strength here. Volland supporters claim Shawnee county by a large plu rality. Fighting is red hot on the Porter Hopkins judgeship. With practically every lawyer in the state behind him and an enormous support from busi ness and professional men as wsll as ministers and laboring men. Justice Porter's friends believe ne Is well in the lead. Wyandotte county Is one of the key counties in today's primaries. Botts Porter and Hopkins claim the eounty. Reports from the county today wera to the effect that C. It. Griffith had been dropped from the strong city hall slate in Kansas City. The attor ney general's fight which wan declared to be between Griffith and Tom Smith of Hiawatha may be affected decided ly by the swing of the big Wyandotte vote against Griffith. Labor In tho Race. Organized labor is showing Its hand in the fight in a big way. W. E. Free man, president of the state Federation of Labor, today directed 10,000 union men to get into the primary campaign in, all labor towns. It is the plan of the labor leaders to throw their sup port behind Knapp for governor. In Topeka and First district coun ties the labor vote was declared to be solidly behind W. E. Bush for con gress. F.ghts on secondary state office will bring out a large vote in many communities. The Wooster-Mlley-Seaman fight for superintendent ot public instruction is holding interest in every section of the state. Emmett D. George's fight for super intendent of insurance on the theory that the policyholders ought to have a friend in the office has added concern in the voting. Returns Will Be Slow. Returns will come to Topeka slowly. The heavy state ballot, together wits) crowded county tickets, means slow, tedious work in counting the ballots. There are fifty-two more preclncta than in the campaign In 1920.. This fact will relieve congestion in some of the large polling places. Results of several contests may be determined fOtDtinued on I'ogekix.7 " WAS GOOD BUY MONDAY! New Orleans. Aug. 1. Cotton jumped $8.50 a bale at th local exchange today immediately aftvr the reading Of the department of agriculture report placing tho con dition of the growing crop at 7. per cent ot normal.