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Fait and cooler tonight and to
morrow; moderate to fresh northerly
Temperature for 24 hours ending at
2 p.m. today; Highest, 78, at 3 p.m.
yesterday; lowest, r,4. at 3:30 a.m.
today. Full report on page 3.
Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 22
-V- on OfiO Entered as second class matter
JSO. —. post office Washington, D. C.
Wood May Call U. S. Troops
to Quell Disorders in
Racial Strife.
langer to Orientals Seen if Poorly '
Policed Provinces Be
• J come Inflamed.
r.x >'..l>le til The Star and Chicago Ptil.v Newt-
MANILA. October 20. —Business in
the city of Manila is absolutely para
lyzed this morning as a result of riot
ing against the Chinese during the 1
past 48 hours. i!nv. Gen. Wood is now j
personally inspecting the situation to |
ascertain whether the native police,
under an American chief actually ara j
unable to handle it. in which event he ,
will order out the. native constabu- 1
lary within the city and within easy
call from the provinces and also hav- 1
ing American troops as a last resort. :
The Chinese all over the city are ,
locked up in their shops, small and ]
big alike, which is putting business !
at a standstill and making it impos- j
sible for neighborhoods to buy
table supplies, and the Chinese cooks 1
in hotels, restaurants and private
houses arc unable to get to the mar
kets for necessary purchases. Hence
prices are souring sky high for all i
commodities. If the terrorism con
tinues longer the whole city and,
fr pi-cially the poorest class, among,
whom the rioters are included, will J
feel the pinch of hunger.
oo»l Proceed* Carefully.
Chinese firms having general stocks
amounting to millions of dollars ;
housed even in the best modern con- |
crete buildings, have them all com- j
pl. t, ly barred and barricaded await- ]
ing the outcome of the rioting. Their J
proprietors believe that the most es- |
t-ctual step would be to call out a,
t mall detachment of American troops |
from the 31st Infantry because they j
realize that the native policemen as '
well as the constabulary share the :
bitterness against their race, but,
Gen, Wood desires to make sure be
fore resorting to extreme steps. j
Meanwhile half a dozen celestials
an either dead or fatally wounded. !
and the mob spirit is growing rap- j
idly and likely to spread into the
provinces, where the Chinese will be i
still more at the mercy of (he worst
The trouble began in the water- ,
front district, wheie the natives in- ;
elude a large element of Visa van sail- ;
ors unit longshoremen, who have
throughout their history engendered
Ho. first strife between the Chinese |
ami the Filipinos in Manila. A Kill- ;
pint, storeman on Saturday afternoon ;
delivered two cases of "I‘ancho N ilia ,
jiemade" to a Chirese customer, who j
d"t iared he had ordered only half a
case, whereupon a quarrel began.
Natives Deeply Stirred.
People llot ked into the store, cans- j
ing a melee, in which one policeman ,
was hurt, one was cut and was j
shot. As various Chinese came to !
i hi- storeman’s assistarco it was easy:
. tr the rioters to spread reports that j
file Chinese had sent out secret riot J
calls, that they were not participat- ,
ing in the free-for-all fights accord- j
mg to Queensbery regulations, and .
so forth, and that they were taking j
. dvantago of the Filipinos. AM of |
this stirred up the fiercer race fires,;
wliiiti were still more heated by re-;
iiew.-d encourters in the Azcarraga j
district this morning, where one Chi
nese and two Filipinos were killed.
Incendiary tires in the Chinese shops
broke out during last night, but the |
tire department succeeded in extin- i
gu'shing them before any real dam- j
age occurred. However, the insurance j
companies are alarmed because they I
are carrying risks which run into
many millions of dollars upon Chinese i
properties, which without question i
the rioters will endeavor to bun !
dawn unless tWey are checked. Among
the propenlis are large stocks of
hardwood lumber running into mil
lions of dollars.
H npyriglit, IK"!, by Chicago Daily News Co. I
League Arbitration of Dispute Be-1
tween Britain and Turkey to *
Be Attempted in Brussels.
15 r the Associated Press.
GENEVA, October 20.—Officials of i
the League of Nations announced to- |
day that a sufficient number of |
favorable replies had been received 1
from member nations to assure that]
a special meeting of the council to j
settle the differences between Great |
Britain and Turkey over the Irak ;
boundary would be held. This meet- i
ing. it was stated, would be held at
Brussels October 27, instead of at
Paris, as had been originally in
Considerable criticism of the policy
of holding the council and other
league meetings outside of Geneva
has arisen on the ground that such
procedure is unduly expensive and
because Geneva is considered neutral.
The council has adopted the prin
ciple that it shall not meet outside of
Geneva more than once a year, and
the December session this year will
be held in Rome. The forthcoming
special meeting at Brussels will be
considered as exceptional. The agenda
probably will be confined to the Mosul
boundary problem.
Small Vessels Lost and Datum Is
BATIM, Republic of Georgia, Oc
tober 20.—A violent storm has swept
tiie Black Sea and numerous small
vessels have been-lo.st.
For four days heavy rains have
prevailed here and Batum is inun
dated. Much damage has been done
;,n<J the outskirts of the city are
undor • foot of water, which Is still
Epinard to Retire |
From Racing; Will j
Go to France Soon
H.r the Atirfociatoil Pre^s.
NEW YORK. October 20. —Ep-
inard, famous French thorough
bred, will not race again and will
be retired upon his return to
Pierre Wertheimer, owner of
the horse, said today that his de
cision was prompted by a foot in
jury, which Epinard sustained
last Saturday at Laurel, Md.,
where the horse was defeated for
the fourth successive time since
his American invasion.
M. Wertheimer disclosed that be .
bad rejected an offer of $300,000, !
or approximately 0,000.000 francs, j
for Epinard, from a prominent
American turfman. He said that |
since he had declined the offer he |
did not feel at liberty to disclose j
the name of the man making it.
New York Backers See Little'
Hope of Victory if Choice •
Rests With People.
NEW YORK, October 20. —Here in
New York, where the tight for Davis j
is centered and directed, the one hope
Democrats seriously cherish is tha*
the House, not the poeple. will elect :
the next President of the United 1
States. In the quaint words of i
Democratic national leader, it is con
sidered so slender a hope that “noth- !
ing but a procession of miracles” j
can prevent the victory of Mr. Uool
idge on November 1. There will be I
no diminution of effort between now
and election day to breathe life and
vigor into the Davis campaign. Ail
along the line a whirlwind finish is
planned. But it is as plain as a
pikestaff that Democratic leaders ,
face the final fortnight of the con
test as men with a long, steep hill
ahead of them and with a painful
realization that it is well-nigh in- ’
New York is not the United States. I
and presidential elections no longer
are won and lost on Manhattan Is
land Even Republicans recall, a lit- i
tie anxiously, that Hughes carried
New York in 1316 and was not elect- 1
ed. So politicians of all hues are
njiary about letting the atmosphere;
prevalent hereabouts lull them into
wrong deductions.
Hart 11, Klnn .Stand.
The shrewdest Republicans riepre- I
cate in particular the suggestion that
Mr. Coolidge will duplicate the Hard
ing landslide majority of a million
Two reasons are assigned for the un
lik'lihood that the President will even ;
approximate the Harding majority.
In the first place, he is opposed by La
Follette, who will draw heavily. ;
though not principally, from Repub
lican votes, both In Greater New York
and up-State. In the second place—
ami that Is the main reason—Mr.
• 'oolldge's refusal to assail the Ku !
Klux Klan hy name will cost him
tens of thousands of Republican Cath
olic. Jewish and negro votes all over :
the State. Defections from normal
G. O. P. strength on that score may
bring th(* Coolidge majority down to
as low as 300.000, or 700.000 below the i
Harding record breaker of 1920. The!
President’s failure to pillory the Klan |
is conspicuous because every other;
major candidate in the field in New ;
York State has indicted the kluxers— ]
Col. Roosevelt in hi.s State campaign i
having gone as far as “Al” Smith, and i
Davis and La Follette having emu- i
lated them.
Trend of XVnll Street.
It is an old-time American com
monplace that nobody knows quite as
accurately what’s in the wind, politi
cally and otherwise, as that wise, cal
culating old bird known generic-ally ‘
as Wall Street. Wall street this year
has discounted a Republican national
victory pn November 4 as thoroughly [
as a couple of weeks ago it discounted (
the success of the German loan. !
Every future plan of “big business." 1
as far as it is directed from Wall j
street, had been predicated on the eer- |
tainty that the Coolidge administra- j
tion will be perpetuated.
Commercial and financial New York
is filled with only one genuine con- j
cern about election events. It fears
another radical-ridden Congress, clom- I
inated as tyrannically by the La Fol- !
lette bloc as the Sixty-eighth Con
gress has been. It also fears that La
Follette and Wheeler will roll up so
huge a popular vote all over the coun
try that the foundations of a perma
nent radical party will be laid. “Big
business," therefore, would consider
tiie election of Coolidge and 'Dawes
only half a Republican victory.
Frankly it anticipates the realization
of the Democratic taunt that Repub
lican victory on November 4 will spell
“Coolidge and chaos.” Few authori
ties In New York expect the Presi
dent, if perpetuated in power, to com
mand a workable bloc of his own on
Capitol Hill.
Pail to Get Cash.
New York is ideal terrain beneath
which to explore- the causes which
Democrats hold responsible for their
plight. It is here that Mr. Davis was
nominated, where he lives, where he
practices law. where his personal
friends are behind the guns on his
behalf, where the finances of the cam
paign are managed and where Its high
strategy is mapped out. One of the
outstanding items in the long cata
logue of Democratic disappointments
is the failure of Mr. Davis' wealthy
friends and clients to finance his
campaign on anything remotely ap
proaching the expected scale. Davis'
(Continued on Page 4, Column 5.)
❖ —<♦
The United States I
Every American
to Do His
> Duty—
Wht lEtiening Sfef.
Gain of $13,501,998 Is
Shown by Banks From
June 30 to October 10.
National. Savings and Trust De
partments of Finance Share Pros
perity. With Few Exceptions.
District bunks of deposit estab- I
lished a new high record on October !
10, last, the date of Controller Henry |
M. Dawes' periodic call for statement |
of condition, reporting total deposits ,
of $214,538,064.58, a gain of $13,501.- j
998.65 over the previous call issued
on June 30. 1924.
National banks of the city, num- ;
tiering 13. possess more than half the |
money in the District and reported,
collectively, a gain of $9.304.191.4a j
with only two members of this class .
.--bowing a'loss. Savings banks, num
bering 22. report total deposits of
$30,770,803 87 as of the latter reporl
ing date, a gain of $1,822,521.60 with ;
only one reverse, while the seven j
trusr companies accounted for S7O.- '
212,004.55 of Hit total and $2,375,- |
285.60 of the gain. Three institutions
of this class failed to show a gain. I
« nil Caine Opportunely.
The call was timed advantageously j
for District institutions. October 10;
tound Die Christmas Savings Clubs’
maintained by a majority of local
banks at nr approximating near their
peak, while the prevailing low money
rates in New York City and other
money markets of the country result- !
ed in abnormal balances carried with \
local correspondents, thus availing >
themselves of the two per cent in- ;
tercst rale paid here. Then, too, the
Treasury Department lias issued only
a minimum number of calls fur re
payment of funds credited to the Gov- !
eminent, which has further augment- i
ed the sum total.
Tiie Riggs National Bank led the
national bank section, as well as all
classes, showing a gain of $3,778,645.02 |
over the previous call. The District i
National was second with a gain of
$1,329,318.33, which change was dis
counted to a certain extent by the
absorption of the Standard National ;
belw’een calls. By this absorption
the District received deposits in the (
neighborhood of $875,000. The Na- i
lional Metropolitan reported a gain j
uS $1,326,287.58. and the Commercial !
National gained $1,258,382.42.
I.rail* Saving* linnk.
Tiie Washington Mechanics Savings 1
Bank ied the savings institutions with
a gain of $106.911.05. but, like the l
District, this gain was discounted to
the extent of about $330,900 m de- i
posits of the People’s Commercial and
.Savings Banks which was absorbed
recently by the former institution.
The actual leader of the savings j
hank group wigs the Mount Vernon,
with a gain of $103,286.82. followed
by the Potomac Savings, with a gain
of $210,377.86 and by the Citizens' Sav- 1
mgs, with au Increase of $151,201 43.
The gain of the International Ex
change, $26,547.06. is significant in
that this institution, one of the so
cailed smaller group, has never re
ported a loss since inception, three
years ago.
The American Security and Trust
Company led the trust company di
vision with a gain of $1,7 40,577.26,
followed by the National Savings and
Trust Company with a gain of $1,153,-
386.07, aqd by the Union Trust Com
pany with an increase of $327,881.89.
In a statistical report on page 21 de
posit data on every institution is pre
sented. It was compiled by Audley P.
Savage of the National Savings and
Trust Company.
on October 10 there were 42 banks
functioning in Hie District field, ex
clusive of branches. The 13 national
banks maintain eight branches, the
savings banks two, and the trust
companies six. Thus the District has
58 banks scattered throughout the
Nears San Diego in Flight
From Camp Lewis to
Lakehurst Hangar.
By the Associated Press.
} SAN FRANCISCO, October 20 —The
| Shenandoah was reported moving close
I to the Farrallone Islands. 25 miles
| west of San Francisco, at 7:33 this
I morninfi, the radio operator on the is
: land reported. The aircraft was going
; toward San Francisco Bay.
The Shenandoah was traveling easily
; down the northern California shore line
1 on its voyage from Camp Lewis, Wash
: ington, to San Diego, en route back to
! its Lakehurst, N, J., hangar.
It left Camp Lewis at noon yester
' day and the only deviations from a
straight line of flight were a circle
over Seattle, a trip inland up the Co
lumbia River from Astoria part way to
Portland and back yesterday afternoon
and a flight over San Francisco Bay
this morning.
The voyage of the big airship down
the coast yesterday afternoon and last
night was ahead of a storm sweeping
down from the north. Wireless mes
sages from on board declared It was
expected the Shenandoah would reach
| its mooring mast at North Island, near
; San Diego, about 6 p.m., Pacific Coast
| time.
Four Dropped Near Craft by Man
churian Airmen.
By the Associated Press.
CHIN WANT AO, October 20.—Four
bombs, dropped by Manchurian air
men in the forct s of Gen. Chang Tso-
Hn. fell within 71 yards of the British
submarine L-73 yesterday.
Aerial League Asserts Planet Creates Extra Static ,
Accounting For Queer Effects in August—Theory
of Human Life There Strengthened.
By Consolidated Press.
NEW YORK, October 20. —Now that
it is all over and tiie world lias settled
down and almost forgotten that on or
about August 24 it was all agog, expect
ing to carry on a little neighborly chat
with Mars, up steps the Aerial League
of America and begs to stir the people
up again.
No. we did not talk with Mars, and
that “series of dots and dashes in no
known code" that came in over so many
radio sets was not a message sent ex
pressly to America by some enterprising
scientist on Mars.
But we're going to—that is. if Mars is
inhabited —and that is where the Aerial
League comes in. For it's been carry
ing on a check-up which indicates that
it is more likely that there are people
on the sister planet than the most san
guine theorists had really hoped.
Letters hy the thousand have been
pouring in in answer to the league's in
vitation to all the world to help it barn
"the trutli about Mars.'' Prof. David
Todd. epieritus professor of astronomy
and navigation and director of the ob
servatory at Amherst College. and
Seismographs Refute Thou
sand Who Tell of Homes
Disturbed at 3:30 A.M.
Despite reports from Georgia. South
Carolina and North Carolina that
earth tremors shook homes, rattled
dishes, disturbed dogs and awoke
thousands of people from slumber at
3:30 o'clock this morning, Father
Tondorf of the Georgetown Univer
sity was inclined to believe tiie dis
turbance was of other than seismic
origin. The university seismograph
recorded no disturbance.
Augusta, Ga.; Ashville. N. C.; Hen
dersonville. N. C.; Spartanburg and
other Soutli Carolina cities and a
vast rural area are under investiga
tion today in the efforts of scientists
to solve the mystery. It is doubted
that rock blasting operations or any
explosion of an artificial character
could shake so wide a territory.
Home of Government Official at
Augusta Is Shaken.
AUGUSTA, Ga., October 20.—Slight
earth tremors were reported to the
United States Weather Bureau about
3:30 a.m. by residents of one section
of this city. Dr. J. E. Lovejoy, gov
ernment official, said the tremors
caused his home to shake.
Asheville and Hendersonville
Shaken in North Carolina.
ASHEVILLE. N. C., October 20.
Distinct earth shocks were felt in
Asheville and Hendersonville al 3:30
o’clock this morning. The quake last
ed about one minute and consisted
of a series of movements. At Hen
dersonville the shocks were more vio
lent than in this city. Window panes
were rattled, mirrors and kitchen uten
sils were shaken. No damage was re
(Continued on Page 4. Column 7.)
The United §tales
Every. American
to Have
The Right to Vote, —
Therefore, VOTE
for National
Representation for
the District
of Columbia.
<i : ❖
Henry Woodhousc. president of the
Aerial League ~f America, have been
working together to ascertain exactly,
what radial connection was noticed be
tween the two planets at the time of
closest opposition, ihe period between
June 24 and September 2L last.
And not only have they cheeked
up that Mars is not as cold as it was
reported to be. and that quite pos i
bly it is warm enough to sustain
human life, but they have learned
that Mar“ played a considerable part
in the radio transmission and recep
tion of that period of closest opposi
It was Mars that kept millions of
radio fans from hearing ns well on
their radio sets on that memorable
August 24, when her orbit brought
her nearer than .-he will be in hun
dreds of years again. It was Mars
that kept them from tuning in on
the distant places ordinarily “picked
up.” And it was Mars that made send
ing and re eiving radio messages so
difficult for many ships at s*a.
Mars did it all by creating extra
"static." And the static was. due to
(Continued on Page 4. Column 3.1
Election to Academy of Im
mortals Considered as
Reward to Envoy.
P.r flie Associated Press.
PARIS. October 20.—A movement
is under foot to reward Jules Jusser
and. French ambassador to the United
States for his distinguished services
as a diplomat and as a writer, by
bringing about his election to the
French Academy.
Election as a member of the “Im
mortals'’ docs not lie within the gift
of the French government, but must
come about through the decision of
the member;-, of the famous academy.
It is understood, however, that ad
mirers in the academy of the veteran
incumbent of the Washington post
are already bringing forward the
question of his election to one of the
existing vacancies.
The government receives with great
favor what it regards as a happy
suggestion since it has within its
powers to bestow no other honor
which would be an adequate recog
nition of its appreciation, M. Ju;ser
ami already possessing the grand
cross of the Legion of Honor.
Premier Herriot, at a suitable mo
ment. will send to M. Jusserand a
letter expressing the deep respect in
which he is hold and the govern
ment's appreciation of his services at
Emile Daeschner. who will succeed
M. Jusserand in Washington, accord
ing to semi-official pronouncement on
contemplated changes* in the French
diplomatic service, probably will not
go to Washington before the end of
the year. Nothing has yet been arrang
ed as to the time of the transfer of
M. Jusserand’s duties.
Age Retirement Cnn.se.
Tiie many changes made and con
templated by M. Herriot in the diplo
matic service were based largely on
reasons of policy and politics but in
the case of M. Jusserand it was
chiefly a question of age. There is
no fixed age for the retirement of
ambassadors but it was decided that
the two oldest amongst them, Camille
Barriere, ambassador at Madrid, who
Is 73, and M. Jusserand. who is nearly
70, should be retired at a moment
when a general' shake-up in the diplo
matic service was being made.
AVhen M. Jusserand saw M. Herriot
before the former's departure for the
United States In September, the
premier did not mention the question
of his retirement because it had not
as yet been decided upon. Under
ordinary circumstances, M. Herriot,
as premier, would have informed M.
Jusserand of the intention to retire
or transfer him before any public
announcement was made. The pre
mier, however, did not do so because
so many changes were to be made
that he felt it would be impossible
(Continued on Page 4, Column 3.)
Radio Programs—Page 18.
Negro Tries Second Time to
Kill Employer in Rage
Over Dismissal.
Infuriated because he had just been
notified of his dismissal. Robert A.
Luke, colored, shot and seriously
wounded his employer. Samuel W.
Rutherford, also colored, manager <>t
the National Benefit Association, 609
F street northwest, today.
When Luke, who was in the custody
of Policeman McLarney of the sixth
precinct, saw the blood-covered form
of liis victim being carried from the
scene and noticed that he still lived,
he whipped out another pistol and
fired point blank at the helpless man
on the stretcher.
The bullet, however, was deflected
by the i oat sleeve of Policeman Mc-
Larney and went wide of its mark,
but severely burned the officer's arm
as it passed through his garment. In
the excitement that ensued Luke
broke from his captors and fled
Racing down F street brandishing
his revolver, the negro frightened
scores of pedestrians from the street
and the policemen who followed, led
hy Mclgjrney. feared to fire at him
with their own guns because of the
possibility of hitting one of the many
persons who filled the thoroughfare.
Autnint Join* Chaxe.
Charles W. Lippoid, a salesman
and formerly a policeman, happened
to be passing in his automobile. See
ing that the officers were being out
distanced be called them into his car
and in a minute overtook the negro.
As the policemen leaped from the car
toward Jiim Luke leveled his pistol
Apparently he realized that his
capture was certain, however, for be
withheld his fire and called out that
lie surrendered. He spoke just as
one of the officers was about to
bring him down with a pistol bullet,
and was hurried away to the sixth
precinct to prevent possible trouble
from the hundreds of persons who
had collected in the meantime.
Luke was employed as an agent by
Rutherford. He had been ordered to
turn in his books for balancing and
had refused. As a result Rutherford
called him into his Office this morn
ing to inform him that his discharge
had been authorized and would take
effect immediately. Without a word
of warning the enraged negro whip
ped out his revolver and opened fire.
Policeman Hear* Sbot.
He fired three shots, one of which
penetrated Rutherford's jaw and
felled him. Thinking he had killed
hi.s employer. Luke started down the
steps, but was met midway by Po
liceman McLarney. who was coming
up upon hearing the shots. Luke
promptly surrendered and was being
held for questioning when the form
of his victim was carried past and the
second attempt was made
Detectives Cullinane and O Dea
were rushed to the scene from head
quarters and for a time it was be
lieved Luke lad concealed a con
federate near the scene, and an ex
citing man hunt ensued for the next
fifteen minutes. Then a colored sten
ographer positively asserted Luke
had been alone during and aKter the
shooting and the search was aban
doned. , ,
Rutherford was hurried to Emer
gency Hospital and later sent to
Freedmen's Hospital. There his con
dition was described as serious, but
not necessarily fatal. Every tooth in
his head had been knocked out and
the bullet was located in the cheek
opposite the one it had entered.
Poland Gets Coins From TJ. S.
WARSAW. October 20. —The first
shipment of two-zloty silver coins
minted for the Polish government in
the United States arrived today.
Walter Johnson’s Home Totcn Closes
Every Store to Honor Hero of Series
Bv the Associated Press.
COFFEYVILLE. Kan.. October 20.
—ln gala attire, Coffeyvllle today
honored Walter Johnson, pitcher
for the Washington world cham
pions, upon his return home.
Each year, for many seasons,
Johnson’s homecoming has been
made a holiday. And when it be
came apparent that Walter was
to figure In the world series this
year plana were made to make
his 1924 homecoming the biggest
of the entire 18 Walter Johnson
“From Press to Home
Within the Hour ”
The Star’s carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washington homes
as fast as the papers are printed.
Saturday’s Circulation, 94,860
Sunday’s Circulation, 104,410
New York to Fine
Jay Walkers Linder
New Regulations
]ly th»* Afc*o<’iatf‘d Press.
SBW YORK, October 20.—Jay
walkers will be subjeM to arrest
and fine under regulations which
Police Commissioner Enright said
today he hoped to make effective
within six weeks.
Pedestrian traffic would be guid
ed by the laws lor motor vehicles,
keeping to the right and moving
at the comer policeman’s order.
Pedestrian traffic control was
decided upon after every other
means had been considered and
discarded, the commissioner said.
Supreme Court Holds Clayton
Act Constitutional in
Contempt Cases.
Railroad employes who joined the
shopmen’s strike of 1P22 were en
titled to jury trial when charged with
contempt of court, it was held today
by the Supreme Court.
That part of the Clayton act which
provided that employes may demand
a trial by jury was by the
court to be constitutional and valid.
The "elalionship of employer and
employe does not cease, the court
held, when a workman goes on strike
and the provisions of the Clayton act
for protection of the employe there
fore apply under such circumstances.
The question had been brought be
fore the court by Sam Michaelson and
others who had been employed by the
Chicago. St. Paul and Omaha Railway
Co. and who claimed that under the
Clayton act they were entitled to a
trial by jury.
District Court rinding.
The Federal District Court for
Western Wisconsin held anil the Sev
enth Circuit Court of Appeals de
clared that part of the Clayton act
which provided for trial by jury un
constitutional and found that the
men had lost their standing of em
ploves of the railroad when the went
on strike ard. th-refore, were not
within the provisions of the Clayton
act, which applied only to employes.
During the strike the Federal Dis
trict Court for Western Wisconsin
issued a temporary injunction re
straining picketing upon the Chicago.
St. Paul and timaiia Railway to one
iepresentative of the strikers at each
point of ingress and egress. Shortly
thereafter the railroad complained
that the terms of the Injunction were
not being observed by the strikers
and sought to have them punished
for contempt.
Michaelson and his associates were
brought into court, denied jury trial
and sentenced for contempt.
Other t'aiir Settled.
Another case of a workman ar
rested for contempt in connection
with a strike was disposed of by the
S. C. Sandefur was convicted of
contempt in a Federal district court
in Kentucky on the charge that he
had violated its order with respect
to the use and threats of violence
in connection with a strike against
the Canoe Creek Coal Company. He
demanded a trial by jury, but it
was refused him.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
asked instructions of the Supreme
Court as to whether the Clayton act
providing for jury trials in contempt
cases imposed a valid restriction upon
the inherent judicial power of Fed
eral courts to punish for contempt.
That question the Supreme Court
today answered in the affirnilive.
Pennsy Flyer Leaves Rails; Relief
Train Rushed to Derail
ment Scene-
Hr fho Associated Press.
PITTSBURGH. Pa.. October 20,-The
commercial express on the Pennsyl
vania railroad was derailed today
near Longfellow. Pa., half way be
tween Altoona and Harrisburg, the
Pittsburgh offices of the road were
advised this afternoon. A relief train
was sent out from Altoona with doc
tors and nurses aboard. The entire
train was derailed, it was said.
The train, operating between St.
Louis and New York, was eastbound.
It is one of the crack trains on the
Pennsylvania system.
Later advices received by the Penn
sylvania offices here were that the
dining car and throe sleepers on the
rear of the train went over an em
bankment. The coaches immediately
behind the locomotive were derailed.
A number of persons were injbred,
it was said.
ALTOONA. Pa.. October 20.--Doc
tors. nurses and first aid supplies
were placed aboard a .special train,
which left Altoona shortly before 1
p.m. today for Longfellow, near Mount
Cnion. where the Commercial Express
of the Pennsylvania railroad was de
railed. Firsts reports of the accident
mentioned no casualties. Information
received here of the derailment of the
Commercial Express was to the effect
that half a dozen persons were In
jured, none seriously.
days which Coffey ville has ob
At Forest Park a crowd esti
mated at 10,000 persons partici
pated in Walter Johnson day and
witnessed a ball game between
the Coffeyville Refiners and the
Caney Blues, with Walter pitch
ing for the Refiners. Kvery store
was closed and on each door was
a card announcing "This store is
closed in honor of Walter John
son day.” The entire town was
bedecked in flags and bunting and
even the school children were
given a day off.
Slemp Requests Official Find
ings on Trust Pyramid
ing Charges.
Courthouse Gossip Insists Only
"High Financing - ’ Has
Been Revealed.
Pulled States Attorney Gordon, w ho
has been examining for several
months a report of a Senate In
vestigation into charges of the ex
istence of a "real estate ring” in
Washington to boost rents by
pyramiding of trusts on apartment
bouses, was asked today by C. Bascont
Slemp. secretary to President Coolidge
for a report of bis findings in th<
matter. Mr. Slemp consulted Attorney
Gordon by phone today and advised
him of the receipt l»y President
Coolidge of a petition from tIK
Tenants’ League for a report on th<
rental conditions and requesting per
mission to erect tents on the Ellipse
to accommodate 2.000 tenants nov
threatened with eviction.
Maj. Gordon told the Presidents
. secretary that he will prepare a re
port and submit it by next Thursday.
The prosecutor declined to discus*
the nature of the report, but it has
been current gossip about tiie court
house that examination by three as
sistants to Mr. Gordon into the re
port in question failed to show any
evidence of criminality which might
i>e submitted to a grand jury for its
action. Whatever evidence of "high
finance” might be shown by th*
charges in the report, these assistants
were not able, it is understood, to
point out evidence of false pretenses
or other violations of local laws.
Shows Deep Interest.
The action of the While House to
day in seeking information on th
real estate question here is an out
growth of the promise made Satur
day by Mr. Slemp to a special com
mittee which called at the Executiv-
Mansion and sought the aid of Pres
ident Coolidge for an improvement
jin the housing situation. Mr. Cool
■ idge has shown a deep interest in
the tenants' position. At that titru
! Mr. Slemp said he would ask Maj
: Gordon why there has been such a
delay in his office in the matter of
; action upon the Senate District com
! rnittee report on housing conditions
! here.
j The .committee was authorized to
; appear at the White House by hun
j dreds of Washingtonians who at
| tended the mass meeting Friday
i night in the Masonic* Temple und* r
the auspices of the Tenants' Lcagu<
At this meeting the tenants were ad
dressed by Mrs. Clara Sears Taylor.
; member of the Kent Commission
Mrs. John N. Spcel, president of the
• District Federation of Women s
i Clubs, and Mrs. William E. Chamber
; lain, president of the Housekeepers
| Alliance. The committee bore an ap
peal to the President requesting per
| mission, "should the necessity dc
t velop, to use the Ellipse as welt as
! Army tents and camping outfits for
1 as many persons as shall be made
. homeless by eviction. ’’
In rftgard to this request. Secretary
of War Weeks, who has jurisdiction
over the Government reservation, said
i today that while no action had been
■ taken on the proposition, it was en
, tirely clur that the War Depart
ment is without authority to loan
Army tents for that purpose, it was
explained that Army tents frequently
had been erected on the grounds in
years past for the accommodation of
veteran soldiers attending reunions
in this city, but only after specific
authority from Congrtss in each case.
Ratification of Treaty Held Up
Because of Governmental
Crisis in England.

, Ity the Associated Press.
MOSCOW. October 20. —Ratification
|by the Soviet government of the
Anglo-Russian agreement has been
; postponed, owing to the governmental
! crisis in England, it is definitely stat
|ed in a resolution of the centra!
executive committee of the govern
! ment introduced before the all-Rus
: sian parliament.
Favorable termination in the near
future of the negotiations with Japan
and early unconditional recognition
cf the Soviet by France are expected,
according to the resolution, which
congratulates the government on the
re-establishment of normal relations
! with China and the acquisition of the
I Chinese Eastern Railway.
: The foreign commissariat is jn
| structed to continue its policy of pro-
I moling and consolidating friendly.
1 relations with foreign countries.*Tbe
j resolution closes by counseling unre
mitting and uncompromising struggle
against all who attempt to dislodge ttic
, Bolshevik regime.
Troops Dispatched as Precaution
ary Measure in Strife Between
Two Chinese Groups.
I Ity the Associated Press,
i HONGKONG, October 20. —A <ie
i lachment of GO Indian grenadiers.
I with ammunition and machine guns.
; left here for Shameen, the British
| concession in Canton,, last night. It
| was said they were sent as a pre
' cautionary measure.
Trouble started in Canton several
I days ago between the merchants'
voluneter corps, known as "The Fas
cist! of China," and the so-called
"Red Army" of Chinese laborers,
which resulted in a declaration of
! martial law. This was followed by
j further fighting between rival Yunn
j and Cantonese troops who disputed
over the allotment of loot and arms
J taken from members of the mer
chant's volunteer corps.

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