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Move Under Way to Bring
Conservative Element
Into Close Accord with
Harding Several Infor
mal Conferences Planned
For Next Few Days
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
"WA STUNG TON, June 16. Plans for
bringing Senator Harding, the Repub
lican presidential nominee, into closer
touch with party leaders, particularly
those of progressive wing, were dis
cossed today at a conference which the
senator had with Walter F. Brown of
Toledo, his floor manager at the Chi
cago convention.
The conference Is understood to have
reached a decision to send invitations
at once to a number of progressives,
asking them to meet With the Repub
lican nominee to discuss the present
ituation and the coming campaign. The
list of those to be invited -win not be
maae public- at present.
To Spend Busy Vacation
Friends of Senator Harding said to
night that the proposed conferences
would be held before the nominee's
formal notification, which will be some
time after July 15. The senator, it
wa said, hopes to utilize the views ex
pressed by the party leaders In the
preparation of his speech of acceptance.
While some of the meetings may, he
held before Mr. Harding leaves Wash
ington Monday, the grea.ter portion are
expected to take place while he is on
his planned vacation.
The visit of Mr. Brown today was re
garded by political observers as sig
nificant. In 1912 be was chairman of
the Ohio state progressive committee
and was active in the campaign for
Theodore Roosevelt. He was delegate
to the recent Chicago convention and
ifter the defeat in the state primary of
Harry M. Daugherty of Columbus, the
inators campaign manager, as a del
egate at large, was ' selected as Mr.
Harding's floor manager.
"I think you will find that the
Progressives will be behind Sena
tor Harding," Mr. Brown said, as
he left the senator's office.
Indication that Mr. Harding, .how
ever, intends to ascertain the views
of all leaders In the party was con
tained in his announcement today of a
conference last night attended by Sen
ators Lodge, Republican leader in the
senate: Brandegee of Connecticut, Fall
f New Mexico and Smoot of Utah.
This meeting, at which the platform
adopted in Chicago was discussed, is
expected to be the forerunner of many
similar informal meetings.
Withdraws From Senatorial Race
Senator Harding made public a let
ter to Secretary of State Smith of Ohio,
withdrawing his petition for renomina
tion as the Republican candidate for
Senator at the August primary.
Shortly before the senator left his
office for the day ' General Pershing
called and remained in conference with
him for about 15 minutes.
"It was merely a social call," said
the general as he departed. "The sen
ator is a very good friend of mine."
The deluge of congratulatory tele
rrami and letters which began coin
cident with the nomination continued
today. Although the nominee arrived
at his office early and remained late.
additional help had to be obtained to
clear away the great mass of corre
oondence. Among the messages received during
the day was one from Thomas lag
rarL the Indiana Democratic leader
nd candidate for senator.
"I desire to take this opportunity
to congratulate you upon your
nomination," said Mr. Taggart. "It
was certainly a great victory for
vou. 1 remember with much pleas
ure your many kindnesses while
in the senate and I have said re
peatedly that if we had to have a
Republican president, . that you
would bo my first choice."
A letter of congratulations from Rear
Admiral William S. Sims was also re
ceived. o ,
Advance Revenge
Theory as Motive
In Kidnap Mystery
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NORIilSTOWN, Pa., June 16. Re
venge, not ransom, probably was the
motive for the kidnaping of Blakeley
Coughlin., the 13-months-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Coughlin, who
was stolen from his crib two weeks
ago, according to a statement tonight
by MaJ. C. T. Larzelere, attorney for
Ihe family. '
Developments today. Major Larzelere
said, have led the parents of the miss
Ing child to abandon their efforts to
buy their baby's freedom and turn
again to the police for aid. He was not
at liberty to disclose the nature of the
developments, the attorney declared.
Charles Eller, chief of the Norris-
.town police, after a conference at the
Coughlin home late today, said the po
lice now have a definite clue and that
results are expected within 24 hours.
The letters signed "The Crank" and
ilemanding $12,000 ransom, which Mr.
Coughlin, for a time, believed to. be
from the kidnapers, were turned over
to the postal authorities today.
MILWAUKEE, June 16. Milwaukee
suffered the heaviest rainfall in the
history of the weather bureau today,
when 2.9 inches of rain fell in a space
of one hour and five minutes. The
western portion of the city was under
10 feet of water tonight and efforts
were being made by trH sheriff's office
' to rescue residents from second -story
windows. The east side of the city
was flooded in many portions and
street car service was suspended for a
time. Trains were delayed for several
hours, due to washouts.
VISALIA. Cal., June 16.-.-G'-orge
Wiswall, 3S, manager of the lands
of an Arizona cattle company, was
killed at Tipton( nar here today
when his motor truck ran into a
Southern Pacific locomotive nt a
crossing. Hi's wife and two chil
dren witnessed the accident.
Famous Museum
of World Fair
Will Be Razed
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, June 16 The old
Field museum in Jackson park,
originally the art gallery of the
World's Columbian exposition and
one of the last remaining relics of
the 1803 fair, will be wrecked, it
was announced today by the South
Park commissioners. Tennis courts
will be laid out on the ground it
Although efforts have been made
to save the building, considered one
of the finest pieces of architecture
in the country, the commissioners
said it would cost several million
dollars to make permanent repairs.
The moving of exhibits to the new
Field museum in" Grant park has
virtually been completed.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WARSAW, June 14 (By the As
sociated Press) Picturesque warfare,
strikingly similar to that of the days
when the cavalier was supreme, is be
ing carried on in the wild districts
southwest of Kiev, where the Poles
are fighting the Russian bolshevik
forces who are endeavoring to regain
the territory lost during the recent of
fensive by -the Poles and Ukrainians.
It is chiefly a combat between Polish
lancers and bolshevik! cossacks.
Raids bv the troops of General Bu-
denny, the bolshevik cavalry leader, to
break the right wing of the Poles pro
tecting the Kiev communications be
gan several weeks ago. Budenny, who
was a general in the old itussian
forces, has been using old ana new
tactics in everlasting wearing, Ham
mering drives. His cavalry Is well re
inforced by infantry.
Kiev is now in bolshevik hands, out
the Poles say it is perhaps not lost
forever and the .front swings back and
forth from day to day. Budennys
cavalry consists entirely of crack men,
and it is said, each must have served
at least two years in the old Russian
mounted forces.
Returning Americans say that the
leader or captain of Budennys detach
ments wears a red shirt and leads the
cavalry charge, followed closely ly
lieutenants wearing white shirts. Then
comes the drove of Budenny's men
wearing shirts of all colors with the
exception of red or white. As far as is
known Budenny himself Is close by.
Report Says Sugar
Crisis In Canning
Industry Is at End
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, June 16. Distribution
of sugar to preserve -jmariuf acturing
and canning concerns pro rata, accord
ing to refinery capacity, was deter
mined upon at a conference .'lera to
day between A. W. Reilly, special as
sistant to Attorney General Palmer;
Marcus Blakemore of .Louisville, Ky,
president of the National Preservers
and Fruit Products association, and
representatives of two large sugar re
fineries. Mr. Blakemore wired the members
of his association, which is said to rep
resent 90 per cent of the jam and
Jelly output " In America, that "the
sugar crisis is ended, as refineries have
agreed promptly to supply sugar where
needs are urgent.'
He predicted that as a result of the
refineries' agreement there would be
an increase of 40 per cent in the output
of jam and jelly products next winter.
Promise Sensations
In Caruso Jewelry
Robbery at Inquiry
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
EAST HAMPTON, N. Y., June 16.
Detectives who for several days have
been searching the 100-acre park sur
rounding the residence of Enrico Ca
ruso in an endeavor to find the hajf
million dollars' worth of Jewels stolen
from Mrs. Caruso finished their task
tonight without discovering anything.
Interest now centers on tlie John Doe
Inquiry to i be held Friday, at which
time Sheriff Kelly has promised "een
sational revelations.'
Counsel for George Fitzgerald, the
chauffeur, who Is held on a technical
charge of illegally possess in ir a re
volver, said tonight that he regarded
the arrest of his client as a cloak to
shield the real culprit.
Fitzgerald today sent the following
cable message to Enrico Caruso at
Santa Clara, Cuba:
"Arrested for having gun you gave
me. Madam refused to go mv bail
(Signed) "FITZ
Missouri Delegates
Return Lowden Funds
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ST. LOUIS. Mo., June 16. Robert E.
Moore, who was a delegate to the Re
publican national convention from the
Twelfth (St. Louis) district, in a
statement today, asserted he had re
turned the $2,500 of Lowden funds he
received. The return was made through
an "intermediary" in Chicago last
Thursday, Moore said. He refused to
name the intermediary.
Nat Goldstein, delegate from the
Eleventh district, last night asserted
the $2,500 of Lowden money given him
had been returned.
Both men were named in the senate
investigation of campaign funds.
Over-Subscribe New
Indebtedness Issue
i. Republican A. P. Leased Wire
j WASHINGTON. June 18.--Oversiib-i
scription of the latest issue of certifi
; cats of indebtedness, which was for
j $ trto.OOO.f'OO. was announced tonight by
j Secre tary Houston. The amount of
i the over-subscription will be announced
after the receipt of final reports from
( tlio fer.err.l reserve banks. .
The issue included two kinds of eer
! tificatrs, one for six months irom June
i IT. with interest at 5"4 per cent and
! ih( other tor one year from June 15
j tearing six per cent interest. The in
i terest rates arc the highest ever of
j fered for this type of government se
' curitv-
Remands Action of Persia
Against Soviet Russia to
Await Outcome of Pres
ent Negotiations Out
come of Suit Is Being
Watched with Anxiety
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, June 16 The
case of Persia versus Soviet
Russia, the first bit of inter
national adjudication under
taken "by the council of the
league of nations, was re
manded this morning, pend
ing the result of the bolshe
vik promise to cease aggres
sion in Persia and withdraw
the landing party operating
in the neighborhood of En
Council Defers Action
The supporters of the league antici
pated action by the council on the
Persian appeal for intervention as the
first (practical test of its power to set
tie international disputes, but the
council, after twp days secret delibera
tion, concluded that It was desirable, in
order to give every opportunity for
success of the exchanges now going on
between Teheran and Moscow, to await
the fulfillment of Moscow's declared
Intentions before determining the man
ner of bringing the league's machinery
Into play.
Lord Curzon. British foreign secre
tary, bringing up ; the subject at the
public meeting today at St. James
palace, said the council had tendered
Its sympathy to the. Persian govern
ment in the difficult position in which
It had been placed and agreed that it
had done right in opening discusrlons
with the Russians.
Sir Eric Drummond. regarding send
ing an investigating commission to
Russia, announced that the council
couid do no more than note Moscow's
refusal of May 26 to receive such i
commission. The grounds for this refu
sal were stated in the soviet reply to the
council's first request for permission
to investlgace the country, when the
soviet foreign minister, M. Tchitcher
In, said that "the question of safety
prevented it from receiving the com
mission until the situation created by
the Polish offensive had taken a more
favorable turn."
Says Prisoners Number 250,000
Reporting his investigation of the
problems connected with the repatria
tion of prisoners of war who had been
unable to return home, especially
those in captivity in Siberia, Dr. Frldt
Jof Nansen, special commissioner in
this work, estimated the prisoners in
the territories of the late Russian em
pire at approximately a quarter of a
million and the number of Russian and
other prisoners still in Germany and
other European countries at no less.
The Russian Reply
TEHERAN. Persia, June 15 The
Russian soviet government, in reply to
a note from Persia, declares that there
is no question of an enterprise against
Persia independence, but says It was
necessary to protect Russian shipping
In the Caspian sea.
The soviet government agrees to
withdraw from Enzeli, on the Caspian,
when Persian Independence is guar
anteed and she is no longer under for
eign influence."
The bolshevik forces, which landed
at Enzeli, consisted of one army corps
under the command of General Raspel
anikov, being reinforced later by an
escadrllle of hydro-airplanes, accord
ing to advices received here. The city
proper and Its suburbs are occupied
by contingents of cavalry.
The advices add that the Russians
seized 15 tank steamers and sent them
Immediately to Baku.
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 Wilbur
W. Marsh of Waterloo, Iowa, treasurer
of the Democratic national committee,
arrived here today and joined the com
mittee officials, who are arranging for
the party's national convention which
opens June 28.
Plans for the reception of convention
visitors, particularly women delegates
and wives of delegates, were laid at a
meeting of the woman's state Demo
cratic club of California today. It was
said the organization, during the con
vention, would advise with its eight
members who are delegates to the na
tional meeting.
Vice President Marshall left today
for Monterey, Cal., to remain there
until June 25, before returning to San
Homer Cummings, chairman of the
Democratic national committee, an
nounced the appointment of Joseph J
Sinnott. former chief doorkeeper of the
house of representatives, as chief door
keeper for the convention. E. II. Moore
campaign manager for Governor Cox
of Ohio, was expected to arrive to
Turkish Pact to Be
Withdrawn, Report
Republican A. P. Leased WireJ
LONDON, June 17. That it is the
intention of the allies to withdraw the
Turkish draft treaty is a statement
made by the Daily Mail today. The
newspaper adds:
"It is confidentially asserted in well
informed quarters of London that,
after listening to the protests which
the Turkish grand vizier will make on
arrival in Paris, the supreme council
will withdraw the Turkish draft
' treaty."
BUDAPEST, June 16. Minister
of Justice Ferdinandyl Introduced a
bill in the national assembly today
providing punishment of up to 25
strokes on the sole of the feet of
male profiteers. The- bill provides
that the law shall be effective for
only one year.
police say mm in
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, June 16. Investiga
tion of the murder of Joseph B. El
well, sportsman and whist player, who
was shot m his home Friday, centered
tonight upon "the woman In the case."
' In an effort to learn her Identity,
Mrs. Marie Larsen, housekeeper for !
Elwell. was taken to the district at
torney's office tonight and was ques
tioned closely. Assistant District At
torney J. Dooling said Mrs. Lar sen told
him she had removed a negligee, slip
per and a boudoir; cap from Elwell s
room after she had found him with a
bullet through his head and that she
had hidden these in a wash tub in the
According to Mr. Dooling, the house
keeper said she did this to "protect
the woman." He said Mrs. Larsen de
clared she knew nothing about the
woman except she was about 25 years
old. After the examination, the house
keeper returned to the Elwell home
with a detective.
Mrs. Larsen said durfng her cross
examination that after Elwell was
taken to the hospital, she had fixed
up the room. It could not be learned
from any of the district attorney's as
sistants tonight whether Mrs. Larsen
meant that the bed had been slept In.
and that she . had made it np before
the detectives reached the house.
The police theory Is that if the
woman wrho owned the negligee, slip
pers and boudoir cap passed the night
In the house and succeeded in leaving
before the murder was discovered she
may have knowledge of the crime,
which is expected to solve the mystery,
Mrs. Larsen described two young
women who she said were frequent vis
itors at the Elwell home, one of whom
Has been questioned by the police. The
other girl, who Mrs. Larsen said was
about 24 years old, five feet tall and
had dark brown hair, has not yet been
interviewed by the police, but a search
is being made for her. This young
woman, Mrs. Larsen said, usually call
ed on Elwell about 10 o'clock In the
Whether Mrs. Larsen Is acquainted
with the young woman sought, or the
woman whose lingerie was found in
the room, the police have declined to
"One of the women, Mrs. Larsen said.
dined with Elwell in his home on the
Tuesday preceding his death. She ar
rived at the house about noon, and is
described as being "short and fat" and
about 24 years old.
After conversing with her, Elwell
ordered the housekeeper to prepare
lunch for two.
Asked to tell of Elwell's movements
In detail from Tuesday on, she said
that on Wednesday afternoon he at
tended a wedding at the Hotel Plasa.
Thursday she found him up when she
arrived and he asked her to put away
the coat he had worn at the wedding
In a cedar chest as he would not need
it any more.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PITTSBURG. Kan, June 16. Six
officials of the Kansas branch of the
United Mine Workers of America were
found guilty of contempt In the Craw
ford county district court here today
and were sentenced to the county Jail
to serve until they were ready to tes
tify before the Kansas court of indus
trial relations.
The men were James Mcllwrath and
H. H. Maxwell, board members;
Thomas Cunningham, traveling au
ditor, and John Steele, Wlllard Titus
and John Fleming, Joint board mem
bers. Upon an appeal of the mine
workers' attorney, Phil II. Callery. a
stay of execution was granted by Judge
A. J. Curran, and the men were re
leased on bonds of J2000 each.
The case is to he appealed to the
Kansas supreme court, Mr. Callery
said tonight.
The contempt charge, on which the
officials were convicted, grew out of
the refusal of the officials to testify
before the industrial court here last
April when a prolonged investigation
of the local Industry was in progress.
At that time President Alexander
Howatt, district president; Angus
Borchy, vice president; Thomas Har
vey, secretary, and Robert Foster, au
ditor, were convicted on the same
charge and were sentenced to Jail.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DULUTH, Minn., June 16. With the
departure tonight of the two companies
of national guardsmen sent here for
riot duty, home guards and naval mili
tia took over patrol of the -district
wher last night a mob of about 5000
persons lynched three negroes sus
pected of complicity in an attack on a
white girl.
Investigation of the rioting was
started today by county officials, pre
liminary to the convening here tomor
row of a special grand jury- It also
was stated that Governor Burnquist
would Institute a state inquiry.
There were no untoward demon
strations today and 13 negroes, all
roustabouts wth a circus that ap
peared hero Monday, were under guard
In the county Jail, held in connection
with the attack on the girl. The au
thorities do not expect further trouble.
Dartmouth College Scene of
Tragedy at Early Hour
Wednesday Slayer Cap
tured in Attempt to Make
Getaway - Claims Self
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
HANOVER, jr. II., June 15. A stu
dent quarrel over whisky early today
resulted In the killing of Henry E. Ma
roney of Medfcrd, Mass., a senior at
Dartmouth college, and the arrest of
Roert T. Meads of La Grange, Ills., a
Junior, charged with the murder.
Meads fled a.fter the shooting, which
occurred at Maroney's rooms in the
Theta Delta Chi fraternity house.
While a posse of students was search
ing for him, ae walked 12 miles to
Maseoma station and boarded a train
for Boston. He was captured on the
train by Sheriff Clarence M. Murray,
who took from him an automatic pistol
and obtained confession In which
Meads claimed, he fired In self-defense.
Slayer Claims Self Defense
When arraigned here befre Judge
Harry E. Burt.cn, Meads waived exam
ination and was, held without bail for
the September grand Jury. He was
taken to the county Jail at Woodsville.
He announced that his defense would
be directed by his father, A. II. Meads
of Chicago, who is an attorney.
Meads' claim that he acted in de
fense of his Mfe was not supported by
details given by others. Early state
ments to th'S college authorities that
a visit to Meads' room early this morn
ing by Marotiey and other students had
no connection with liquor were dis
puted by sutequent statements.
Harold W. Whittaker of Somerville,
Mass., Maroney's room mate, told
County Solicitor John H. Newton that
he and Maroney went to Meads' room
In North Massachusetts hall to pur
chase a qusxt of whlekey. He agreed
to sell them a pint and had gone to get
It, Whittaker said, when Maroney
picked up a partly filled quart bottle,
passed it to Whittaker , and told him
to take it away.
Whittaker Jumped from the window
to the ground, 12 feet below, and as
Maroney followed Meads fired three
shots after them. Neither of the men
were hit and they thoupit it was an
attempt to frighten them.
Recites Details of Killing
Maroney and Whittaker then went
to their rooms at the fraternity house
and prepared to go to bed. They had
not touched the liquor, he said.
Shortly afterward Meads entered
their rooms. Maroney was in the bath
room.' Meads sat down at Maroney's
desk. When Maroney came out of the
bathroom, according to Whittaker's
story, he approached Meads. Meads
reached across the desk, pressed his
pistol against Maroney's side and fired
No word was exchanged between the
men, Whittaker said. Maroney died
almost instantly, shot through the
Meads ordered Whittaker, the latter
told the officials, to "get out of -here
or m do the same to you." A Whit
taker stu-ted to leave by one door
Meads backed out of another, covering
his retreat with nis pisto).
I. C. C.
Republican A. P. Leased W Ire
WASHINGTON, June 16. Restora
tion of striking marine and railroad
worker, to their old Jobs was recom
mended to the interstate commerce
commission today as a means of al
leviating freight congestion. The
recommendation was made by James
Reilly of the International Coastwise
Longshoremen's association; T. B.
Healy of the Marine Workers union
of New Tork and Frank Btoland of
Jersey City, who spoke for striking
railroad employes of New York and
other cities.
While the commission was hearing
the representatives of the strikers aad
grappling with freight congestion and
coal shortage problems generally, J.
D. A. Morrow, vice president of the
National Coal association, issued a
statement protesting against any em
bargo on coal exports.
Mr. Morrow placed the responsibility
for taa existing coal shortage, said to
be especially acute in New England, on
the commission.
The statement by Mr. Morrow, on
behalf of coal operators of the country,
declared the interstate commerce com
mission has full authority to relieve
the country from congestion.
"The railroads several weeks ago
requested the commission to direct the
placing of additional cars at the coal
mined," Mr. Morrow said. The Na
tional Coal association a month ago
requested the commission to take
prompt, decisive action so as to en
able the rperators to produce and
distribute an adequate supply of coal.
"Ir. the meantime an unlawful and
unfair distribution of railroad cars
! among the mines, put into effect by
the carriers with the apparent sanc
tion of the commission, has made mat
ters worse.
"As yet the interstate commerce
commission has' done nothing which
deals effectively with the car shortage
at the coal mines. Officials of the
National Coal association are taking
the matter up again with the com
mission, urging immediate action to
provide the coal cars needed. If such
action is forthcoming it will end any
danger of a coal shortage."
Endorse La Follette
State Primary Slate
MADISON, Wis., June 16 The Wis
consin Non-Partisan league convention
adjourned this afternoon after It had
endorsed a LaFollette slate, headed by
Attorney General J. J. Blaine, for the
st sue primary in September.
The league also adopted a resolution
endorsing the stand on national ques
tions taken by Senator LaFollette.
. The convention deoided to endorse
the congressional candidates in the
Fourth and Fifth tnlstricts In Milwau
kee selected by labor.
Questions Right
of President to
Serve Privately
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, June 16 Whether
President Wilson is qualified to
delimit the Armenian boundaries
in his private capacity evoked a
declaration from Mr. Bonar Law
in the house of commons that, in
the opinion of the British govern
ment, he is qualified. The state
ment drew cheers from the house.
The subject was raised by Ho
ratio Bcttomley, who asked if there
was a precedent for the head of a
foreign state being invited in a
personal capacity to interfere in
international complications. He
asked what were President Wil
son's qualifications in his personal
capacity, and also "have we not
had enough of such personal ca
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WORCESTER, Mass., Juno 16.
Governor Coolidge, addressing the
graduating class of Holy Cross college
today, asserted that there was no class
distinction in America.
"Our constitution forbids nobility,1
he continued, "because that great doc
ument recognizes the truer and finer
and higher nobility of American citi
The Republican vice-presidential
nominee, attired In academic cap and
gown, presented diplomas to the grad
uating class of 126 men. the largest
in the history of the college. This has
been the annual custom of the gov
ernor of the state. The governor's re
marks were made "at the close of ora
tions delivered by class speakers, who
chose bolshevlsm as their themes. He
urged the graduates to continue their
education, saying:
"Education tends to bring the reason
and the experience of the past into a
solution of the problems of the future
Avoid class distinction and look to
service and not selfishness, for service
is the foundation of progress.
"The greatst lesson we have to learn
to peek ever the public welfare.
"This nation was founded as the re
suit of a revolution, but those who
fought claimed always that theirs was
not an attempt to tear down, but to
build up; not an attempt to destroy,
but to maintain their American her
itage." f .
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Wilson's Action On
Water Power Bill
Remains Mystery
Republican A. P. Leases Wire
WASHINGTON, June 16 Inquiry at
the White House, the state departmen
and the capital today failed to disclose
the action taken by President Wilson
on the water power bill. It was learned
at the state department, however, that
the measure was still at the White
House, but officials there remained
silent although It had been announced
that a list of the measures remaining
In tbe president's hands and Ms action
on each might be given out late in the
Legislative register clerks at the
capital said they bad not been informed
whether the water power bill had been
approved within the time permitted for
It to become a law. The water power
bill was among 11 measures given
"pocket veto" by the president when
congress adjourned.
Attorney General Palmer later ruled
that these measures did not suffer a
veto unless the president refrained
from approving them within 10 day
after their receipt at the White House
The time for approving the water
power bill expired last Friday, at mid
nli?ht. and the other measures, includ
ing the war laws repeal resolution and
the resolution creating a commission to
confer with Canadian authorities re
aarding restrictive orders against the
export of pulp wood, must be approved
before tomorrow midnight.
Can't Agree as to
Means of Levying
Higher Coal Rates
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. June 16 Although
agreeing upon the advisability of
granting increased freight rates to the
railroads. Illinois coal operators toda
presented widely different views to the
interstate commerce commission as to
the means of applying advanced rates
on coal.
F. II. Harwood, representing the Till
nois coal traffic bureau, said that rate
advances should be made with as llttl
disruption of long existing rate rela
tionships as possible
C. O. Elbert, representing coal op
erators of the northern Illinois dis
trict. declared that increases should
be made on a strict percentage basl
without differentials or the preserva
tion of rate relationship.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, June 16 American
in Marash in Asiatic Turkey are safe
and in no need of aid, according t
news direct from Marash received at
Constantinople by mail and transmitte
to the state department by cable,
Funds necessary for the American col
ony can be obtained from the banks I
Marah, the advices said.
Foreigners at Baku are reported to
be still under detention by the bolshe
vik", but Americans there are said to
be unmolested. All efforts to obtain
the release of the foreigners have been
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PARIS, June 16 A French hjft
talion, which had been occupying Bo
?ano, in Cilicia, Asia Minor, northwest
of Adana, has been taken prisoner by
the Turks, according to the Temps to
day. The French troops, in column forma
tion, had succeeded in forcing a pass
age toward the coast from Bozano.
which is about 50 miles Inland, and
was proceeding southward. About a
dozen miles from Adana, however, Its
ammunition gave out and the column
was forced to capltubxha.
Convention Urges Congress
To Curb Profiteering
Endorses Gompers' Non
partisan Political Pro
gram and Approve Irish
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MONTREAL, June 16 The Ameri
can Federation of Labor here today
called upon congress to curb profiteer
ing, endorsed President Samuel Gom
pers non-partisan political program,
approved the Irish republic and re
quested withdrawal of armed forces
from Ireland.
The federation declared war on the
Kansas court of Industrial relations,
and anti-strike legislation now before
the legislatures in Colorado and Ne
Condemn Outlaw Rail Strike
The recent" ruilroad strike was con
demned by the federation as a "seces
sionist jnovement" to discredit tbe
recognized organizations in their rail
way service. Any union giving moral
or financial aid to such walk-outs was
threatened with revocation of charter.
Congress was also urged by a vote
of the convention to enact legislation
for the absolute exclusion of Japanese
and other Asiastlc immigrants and
picture brides."
A declaration was adopted to the ef
fect that the federation "had never
countenanced discrimination because
of race, creed or color."
The recent steel strike was declared
"wonderful success" by Joseph D
Cannon of New York, member of th
national committee of Iron and Steel
Workers, in an address to the dele
gates. He appealed to the federation
to aid the 800,000 organized steel work
ers to prepare for a "new strike."
Condemn Guards Wearing Uniform
The federation condemned the
practice of strike-breakers or strike
guards. In control of private Individ
uals or agencies, wearing the uniform
of the United States army or navy.
Reclassification of the civil servie
and adopting of a "wage scale CQarl
mensurate with the skill, training and
responsibility Involved In the work" Is
demanded in a resolution unanimously
adopted. The executive council was
Instructed to take up the work of
"centralizing, analyzing and dissemi
nating" the industrial problems of the
nation for the information of organ
ized labor.
Congress was called upon by the fed
eration to provide liberal appropria
tions for the study of labor and social
problems and technical reearch in all
branches of science touching the wel
fare of the nation's people.
Declaring that the cost of living
must go no higher," the federation
demanded that legislation be enacted
at once to curb profiteering.
The convention expressed "regret
that congress had failed to enact
elnglo constructive measure that would
aid In checking profiteering.
It instructed Its executive council to
press labor's fpecific proposals const!--tutlng
a program of remedy for re
ducing living costs.
Reaffirm 1918 Principles ; v
The federation, reaffirmed its dec
laration of principles laid downin laiJ
to the effect that those contributing
to production should have a part In its
control. It then went on record in
favor of "setting up of conferenre
boards of organized workers and em
ployers, thoroughly voluntary In char
acter and In thorough accord with our
trade union organizations as means of
promoting the democracy of industry
through development of co-operative
Autocratic control of industry was
condemned and It was declared "there
Is no salvation and no hope of abund
ance In our time" until It is removed
"from our industrial life."
By special action, the federation in
dorsed the declaration that "we can
not be driven as slaves, but wo can
give mighty service in a common effort
of humankind."
The federation condemned the gov
ernment for not giving the workers of
Porto Rico and Santo Domingo protec
tion "from cruel and inhuman exploita
tion by corporations and other em
Republican A. P. Leased Wlr
CHICAGO. June 16 Nathan William
MacChesney, chairman of the Leonard
Wood campaign In Illinois, In a letter
to Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler of New
York, made public here tonight, de
clared as "wholly untrue" Mr. Butler's
statement regarding the Wood cam
paign backing, and said he protested
against the "gratituous insult of which
yoii have been guilty."
Mr. MacChesney declared that be
cause of the position Mr. Butler oc
cupies 'it seems incredible that you
should have allowed yourself to he'
guilty of such an outrageous, unjusti
fied, untrue and wholly malicious at
tack." "Your opposition to the popular
primary," the letter continued, "and
distrust of the people In general, are
wr-il known but should not have e,i
you into an attack, the language of
which is almost paranoiac in charac
ter." Mr'. MacChesney wrote he was send
ing copies of the letter to Senator
Harding, itenublican presidential nom
inee, and Will If. Hays, P.epublican
national chairman.
PKTKRSBTTKC!, Vn., June 16.
After experiments listing over a
period of three months, the Stam
scott company of Hopewell an
nounced today that a new process
of making paper pulp from cotton
fibre had been developed and that
manufacture of the pulp in quanti
ties would bo started soon.

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