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SB THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
ESTABLISHED 1873
HARDING DECLARED RECOVERING
U. S. PROBINJG
ACTIVITY OF
I. W. WJvEADERS
Representatives of Depart
ment of Justice in North
Dakota on Investigation
ORGANIZERS COMING
Many Will Arrive in North
Dakota Since $5 Harvest
Rate Is Effective Today
A representative of the federal De
partment of Justice was in Bismarck
today investigating conditions with
reference to a possible I. W. W. har
vest strike. He sought out state and
local officials for a conference on
the subject.
The «th&j*Hfe|l»rth Dakota, said
the rejK«Mntißtfs'whose name is
withheld* >mV two”good laws with
which to deal with any situation
which may arise. One of them is a
,1913 law, he said, and the other the
Revised vagrancy law enacted by the
1923 legislature. Both, he said, could
be used to curb activities of I. W. W.
agitators who avoid work and seek
to foment trouble.
Between 400 and 600 “wobblies”
will come into North Dakota in the
next few days, because of the influx
of several thousand workers expected
to take advantage of the $5 rate ef
fective today, he said. The “wobblies”
will be chiefly organizers.
The Department of Justice Agent,
who already has visited Fargo, Grand
Forks and Minot, displayed an I. W.
W. “dues book” which was obtained
from an organizer. It contains 25
cent stamps, each for one month’s
dues. According to the hook, the dues
are to go to the Chicago headquar
ters.
While there have been some I. W.
W. organizers here no trouble has re
sulted. The only case of violence re
ported is in the western part of the
state where one man was said to
have beert thrown from a train.
DISPERSE CROWD
Minot, N. D., Aug. I.—-Launching
their offensive against any congre
gation of I. W. W. members in Minot,
the police dispersed a crowd of about
25 transient laborers who had as
sembled at the “jungles” west of
Minot. , *
Mike Klanchuk,* 2s, .whom the po
lice charge, is an organiser of the
I. W. W. is held on a charge not as
yet specified. *•'
Police assert that they found a
quantity of I. W. W. literature in the
possession of Kianchuk.
No disturbances were created'when
the police visited the camp of the
transients, it is said. The men were
•told either to get to work or to move
westward —at least get out of Minot.
SENT TO JAIL
Fargo, Aug. I.—James Baker and
Herbert Martin, arrested and charged
■with vagrancy, were bound over to
district court under S2OO bail and
were committed to Cass county jail
Monday at a hearing before Judge J.
K. Bingham.
Baker, who offered as a defense
that he had been selling I. W. W.
magazines and literature and was
therefore employed, was unable to
conduct his defense, as no attorney
’ had been furnished him by the
I. W. W. organization here.
Charles Albright, patrolman, testi
fied that Baker had been in the city
for more <than a week and had not
been regularly employed during that
tinr#. 1 At the conclusion of his testi
mony was called on to present
bis casp, but was unable to do so in
the absence of counsel. In view of
the fact that the case had been con
tinued, several days to-allow the de
fense £n attorney Judge J. K.
Bingh%ip further delay
shotild be granted apd' that Baker
should be held for trial.
Martin, another I. W. W., pleaded
guilty and was held for trial in the
absence of' security for his appear
ance.
TAKES CHANGE
Jamestown, Aug. I.—Attorney F, C.
Freerks, appearing for the I. W. W.
organizer, Bill Potter, who was ar
rested Monday morning on the charge
of vagrancy, asked for. a change of
venue' from Ji|stice Murphy's court,
when the case was callled yesterday.
As both Justice Kellogg and Justice
Wiencke happened to be out of town
the nearest justice was found to be
Justice Rishoff at Pingree, before
I whom ,• the case was taken to be
heard later.
McLean County
Term Concluded
& 1 !
Judge Fred Jai&onius is attend
ing to legal matters at the court
house here, after having concluded
a long jury term at Washburn..
There still are some court cases
to be disposed of at Washburn and
Judge Jansonius may return there
* next week. The next jury term in
e Bismarck in the fall will be pre
sided over by Judge Coffey. Judge
Jansonius will hold court in New
Rockford and other 'cities .in the
district.
WILL STOP HERE
Dr. <7. C. Carstens, director of the
Child Welfare League of America,
now in the west, will atop In Bis
marck Sunday to consider problems
of Miss Henrietta Lund, director of
the child welfare work of the board
(^administration.
BIKES THROUGH SKIES
W. F. Gerhardt, engineer at McCook Field, Dayton, 0., Is shown here
with what he call* his scientific curiosity.* It ia a “cycleplane,” which
he invented and in which he has made test flights. Motive power Is
supplied by the pilot's leg muscles. It works just like a bicycle except
that it goes up.
GLEE CLUB TO
BEJIERE HAS
WON_LAURELS
Rand Benefit Entertainment
to be Worth While, Says
Rev. C. F. Strutz
l _ •
SING IN BIG CITIES
The Men’s Glee club of North-
Western College of Naperville, 111.,
which comes to the Auditorium, Aug
ust 7 has appeared in. practically all
the big Cities of the west am} Mid
dle west.* . , , ’
“The' concert given by the Glee
club when I was.in Naperville, .111.,
was one of the finest entertainments
that I ever listened to,” uaid Rev.. C.
F. Strutz. “It is far ahead of most
entertainments of the same nature,
for a large number of the young men
composing the membership have been
training all their lives for musical
careers. Their director, Prof. C. C.
rinney, who plays the accompani
ments has a wonderful musical rec
ord behind him and wins high praises
every time he appears in public,” do
clared Rev. Strutz.
“The fact that these young men
have won applaufee and high com
mendation in the large cities of the
woj}t, Denver* Kansas City, Salt Lake
City, Los Angeles, Oakland, Port
land, Seattle, Berkeley, Calif., , and
hundreds of other places, traveling a
distance of 10,000 miles by rail, in
dicates' that they are giving an en
tertainment that ia something out of
the ordinary,” declared Rev. Strutz.
“As an amusement feature alone
Bismarck will be getting something
that cities far larger have found ex
cellent.' In addition to spending a de
lightful evening the Bismarckers will
be contributing toward a fund to pay
for the big instruments to be use'd
in the Juvenile band by the 86 chil
dren of Bismarck who already belong,
and the hundreds-who will join with
in the next few years,” asserted Rev.
Strutz in telling ‘of his acquaintance
with the reputation and history of
the Glee Club. . “Everybody in Bis
marck ought to turn out'for a con
cert of such high class entertain
ment, particularly .ao, since the funds
derived from it will be used in pro
moting the Boys’.and Girls’ band of
the city*” said Rev. Strutz.
This is the twenty-sixth annual
tour to be made by the North West
Glee club. Eaeh year the intinery
of the club has been enlarged as a
result of demands from citizens in
different communities some of whom
had enjoyed thft pleasure of hearing
the twelve young men in one of their
concerts.
The Glee dub started upon their
Western tour June 14 and gave its
first concert at Freeport, HI. From
there it passed on into , lowa,
Kansas, Colorado, Utah, California,
Oregon and Washington as far North
as Vancouver, B. C., and is coming
by way of Montana into North Da
kota, arriving in Bismarck August 7
When it will giye concert here.
Government Builds
Homes In England
London, Aug. I.—-More than 16,000
applications nave been made for'use
of the 10,000 houses which the gov
ernment will baflfl within the next
few months.
The houses, which are being con
structed under the scheme to stop the
house shortage of England and Scot
land, may be rented or .purchased by
the public, and so great had been the
demand that it has been necessary to
refuse two-thirds of the applications
made since th^war.
BEGGED HERE
7 YEARS AGO;
BACK AGAIN
Seven years ago Erank Mc-
Closky was arrested for begging
on the streets in Bismarck. He was
arrested again yesterday when
Chief of Police Marti neson recog
nized him. The chief of police de
clares* that begging is McClosky’s
business and that he has pursued
it for years. He is not a cripple,
but, according to the chief, has for
the last several years attracted
sympathy by claiming he was a
consumptive. He was given a 20-
day suspended jail sentence and
left town.
James Gavin, arrested for vag
rancy, was given a 20-day sentence,
also on promise to leave town.
NEIGHBOR, IN ..
EFFORT TO END
QUARREL, SHOT
South Dakota Mail, Crazed by
Moonshine Kills One,
Injures Another
Sioux Falls, S. p., Aug. I.—Said to
be crazed by moonshine and by the
attempt of his neighbors to stop a
family quarrel, Antone Johnson, 60, a
laborer, shot and killed W. E. John
son, 50, grocery store owner, and
seriously wounded Mrs. W. E. John
son at Egan, S. D., yesterday. The
two men were not related. Antone
Johnson is being held in the jail at
Flandreau, S. D., on the charge of
murder.
Antone Johnson went home about
midnight, according to the story of
witnesses. Crazed with moonshine,
ha and his wife began to quarrel. W.
E.\ Johnson and hi* wife, neighbors,
went to the other Johnson home in
an attempt to stop the quarrel.
Antone Johnson became further en
raged, took a gun and fired it point
blank at the neighbor. Then he turned
the gun upon Mrs. W. E. Johnson.
The dead man was shot twice. One
shot took effect in his shoulder and
the other in a lung. He was placed
in an automobile but died on the road
to the Flandreau hospital. Mrs.
Johnson is expected to live.
THRESHERS
MAY INSURE
Workmen's Compensation Bu
■ reau to go After Business
The state Workmen's Compensation
Bureau ia going after business.
Farm occupations are exempted
from compulsory insurance, but the
bureau has a threshers’ and farm la
borers' rate and today advertised for
business of this kind. Threshing ma
chine owners may insure themseltes,
as well as employes.'
DUNN PIONEERS GO EAST
Dunn Center, N. D., Aug. 1. —J. A.
Palmer, a resident of Dunn Center
for 41 years, left yesterday with his
wife and children for LaCrosse, Wts.,
where he will make his future home.
Mr. Palmer was one of the earliest
settlers west of the Missouri river in
North Dakota, his first work being
that of stage driver on the Dickinaon-
Oakdale line. Later, on organisation
of Dunn county, while he was in the
cattle business, he was appointed reg
ister of deeds by Gov. John Burke,
holding the position'eight years. Five
of hie sons are in business in this
section of the state.
A mysterious “army” of white
unto hae caused considerable dam
age in the south of France,
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1923
BRITISH PLAN
JANSWER TOBE
MADE FRANCE
Cabinet Meets in, Downing
Street in One of Moot'im
portant After-War
Meetings v
FINDING ' DIFFICULTY
Seek Way to Maintain Posi
tion and Yet Not Break
With the French
London, Aug. I.—The British cab
inet resumed its suasions today in
Downing street with "he prospect that
the proceedings would develop Into
one of the most important confer
ences of British ministers since the
war. • ' v',
The attempt to formulate a British
policy to be adopted in the repara
tions settlement wtth Germany trill
be continued throughout today and
tomorrow. The ministers are expected
to remain almost continuously around
the conference table anti) Premie*.,
Baldwin is ready to make his state
ment in the House of Commons to
morrow night on the status of the
reparations negotiations.
It is understood the government
is encountering the greatest difficulty
in framing a policy which will allow
single handed action with the Ger
mans and at the same time Insure
the continuance of the entente with
the French and Belgians.
If Great Britain decides te act
alone full publication of all the re
cent negotiations may he expected
immediately.
ASKS BRITISH SUPPORT
London, Aug. I.—Despite the un
yielding French stand on the Ruhr
occupation and reparations as con
tained in the French note submitted
to the British cabinet, the United
States should assist premier Baldwin
in carrying out Secretary Hughes’
suggested international conference to
determine Germany’s ability to pay,
Irving T. Bush, president of the Bush
Terminal Company of New Terk as
serted yesterday.
Mr. Bush arrived in Londeu Sun
day on .the last stage of » three
months investigation which* took him
to the principal countries in Eutoftfc
including three week! spent in'Bus
aid. He had conferences with nearly
all the prime ministers of Europe.
“France will not change her policy,”
he said. “I am a warm friend of the
French people but I' believe their gov
ernment is wrong in its Ruhr policy
and is dominated by military ad
vice.”
“Premier Baldwin’s plkn is merely
to have the sane judgment of the
business world applied to what in
the end is a business problem. It
is not suggested that the reparations
due to France be reduced but that
businessmen find some way to make
payments possible.”
WHEATCONFAB
DATEJS SET
Banker-Farmer Conference to
Be Held on August 28
Fargo, Aug. I.—Secretary W. C.
Macfadden of the North Dakota Bank
ers’ association, announced yesterday
that August 28 has been definitely
set by the agricultural commission of
the American Bankers association as
the date for the Ninth federal reserve
district farm conference in Fargo.
The sessions will. be held at the
North Dakota Agricultural college.
All phases of the present unsat
isfactory conditions on the farms of
the American Wheat belt will be dis
cussed at this meeting. All bankers
of the entire reserve district are in
vited to attend and to bring with
them farmers who wish to come and
take part in the deliberations. Farm
college executives and agricultural
experts are also invited to be pres
ent, as well as representatives of the
farm bureau and grain growers’ or
ganisations.
The Ninth federal reserve district
is composed of North and South
Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and parts
of Wisconsin and Michigan. The
conference, ia expected to be the lar
gest one of, Ita kind ever held in this
section of the country it was said
yesterday.
Keeps Neighbors
Awake; Taken
To Jamestown
Andrew Paula, who has kept neigh
bors In the vicinity of the county
jail awake for two night* and has al
most driven seme employes of the
conrthouse from their tasks during
the day-time, last night was taken
to the state Insane hospital at James
town. Paula, a farm hand, came hero
from Kansas where he had been
working .in the harvest fields. He
kept calling for a girl, living near
Langdon, with whom he was infat-;
uated, and hi* cries were heard day
ahd night.
Seaweed on-the shores of Ork
ney contains*, a chemical
combined wflflt coal dust, makes a
successful fud ;
WHEAT CONFAB
IN FARGO FOR
EXTRASESSION
l T nleßß Congress Ift Called This
Summer Ttffere Is Held Lit
tle Chance for Action
NESTOS FOR PLAN
Special .Trains and Automo
biles Brings Large Number
<# People to Fargo
Fargo, Aug. I.—lf President
Harding cannot be induced to call
a special session of Congress soon
the chances of obtaining any kind
of wheat stabilization at the reg
ular session will be doubtful Con
gressman George H. Young of Val
ley City, declared in an address
before the statewide conference
called to pass resolutions favoring
a revival of the U. S. Grain Cor
poration as the best means of sav
ing thousands of wheat farmers
from ruin.
Congressman Young declared an
emergency exists and the time is
at hand when speedy and definite
action must be taken by Congress
to stabilise the price of wheat.
Governor R. A. Nestos, Con
gressman O. B. Burtness of Grand
Forks and others spoke favoring
speedy action by Congress for the
relief of wheat growing farmers of
the Northwest.
Special trains, automobiles and
other methods of conveyance
brought hundreds of wheat grow
ers, Dusiness men and others to
the conference today and packed
the city auditorium.
Resolutions were expected to be
adopted late today calling upon
President Harding to call an extra
session of Congress' to revive the
government grain ’ corporation.
A committee was named to main
tain the integrity of the confer
ence for future activity. It also
was expected that plans for a gen
eral movement for meeting of
wheat growers of several states
would be made thus bringing them
in for the same general plan.
YOUNG EXPLAINS PLAN
Fargo. Aug. 1.-7-Congreasman
George <L Young, at tli* Wheat Con
ference here today, explained the pro
posed plan for reviving the United
States Grain Corporation. He aaid
in part:
“This ia a time for clear thinking.
We cannot afford to shut our eyes
to the legislative experience of the
past two years.
“A persistent campaign was made
during the past two sessions of con
gress for a definite guaranty, but
without success.
“It was opposed even by our bro
ther farmers of the East, and South,
who outnumbered us two to one,
and members.of Congress from the
cities refused to establish a preced
ent of government guarantees claim
ing it to be economically unsound.
“The plan which we propose is sim
ple:
"1. That the Congress of the Unit
ed States be and iB hereby urged to
pass a law to revive the United States
Grain Corporation as an emergency
measure, for the purpose of bringing
about orderly marketing and for the
further purpose of segregating and
selling separately the exportable
wheat surplus, marketing the remain
der in the United States in such a
way as to take full advantage of tho
tariff dutiei, and to do such other
things as may be dona through the
voluntary cooperation of farmers and
others, including a reasonable reduc
tion in wheat acreage, as shall help
secure for farmers as far as possible,
the actual cost of production plus a
reasonable profit.
“2. That $60,000,000 of working
capital be supplied to such corpor
ation, and that it shall be granted
the same borrowing power as obtain
ed during the war. (Thit is the
(Continued on Page Three)
DECREASE IN
INCOME SEEN
United States Budget Direc
tor Estimates Receipts
Washington, Aug. I.—A net reduc
tion in government receipts of $161,-
894,897 during the next fiscal year
was predicted recently by Herbert
M. Lord, director of the budget, in
his annual report to President Hard-
Ing, covering the operation of the
federal budget during its second
pear. Estimates of expenditures have
not been completed.
The income for the year is esti
mated in the report at $8,486,695,086
Compared with an estimated collec
tion of $8,688,489,488 in the present
fiscal year, which will end July 'BO,
1984.
Customs revenues estimated at
$500,000,000 this year are expected to
drop to $475,000,000 next year, while
a loss of $60,000,000 is expected ip
income and profits taxes. Miscellan
eous internal revenue is expected to
maintain its present annual rate of
$80,760,000.
Revenues from the various depart
ments of the government, lists
miscellaneous receipts were expected
to hrihg $8.418346Ji5< and capital in
come and special operations $78,760,-
[im: '
“FARM BLOC” WILL RESUME IIS
ACUVIIIES IN CONGRESS NEXT
WATER SAYS SEN. ARTHUR CAPPER
Topeka, Kan., Aug. I.—Resump
tion of the activities of the “farm
bloc” in thtf United States Sen
ate upon the opening of a new ses
sion of Congress next December is
predicted by Senator Arthur Cap
per of Kansas, chairman of tne
senate “bloc” during the latter part
of last session.
“Our legislative program prob
rbly will not be as expensive as it
was at the last session but still
Congresß should enact certain
measures with a view of aiding
agriculture,” said Senator Capper.
EQUITY CASE
BEFORE ENGLERT
Fargo, Aug. 1. Arguments
were being made today in district
court before Judge M. J. Englert
of Valley City, on an order to
show cause why the temporary re
ceivership of tne Equity Co-oper
ative Packing company should not
be made permanent. The hearing
is expected to last all day.
IRELAND NOT
IN STATE OF
WARJJECISION
Highest Court of Land Gives
Decision Affecting Pris
oner’s Liberty
Dublin, Aug. 1. —A state of war
does not exist in Ireland, the court
of appeals decided tJday in giving
its judgment in the case of Mrs. Nora
Connolly O’Brien, reversing the opin
ion of the master of the rolls of the
chancery division who held that Civil
War did exist in Ireland on June 16.
Today’s decision was looked forward
to with great interest and' its pro
nouncement caused much excitement
as its decision held the fate of thou
sands of prisoners held by the gov
ernment finder the plea of military
necessity.
The Attorney-General made strenu
ous efforts to convince the court
that the reunion was not over and
that it might break out again but
the court was emphatic in !¥ deci
sion that a state of war does not
exist and the government has no au
thority to deny its privilege to citi
zens of » writ of habreas corpus.
Despite this decision it is consid
ered unlikely that there will be any
general release of prisoners as the
government has passed through al
most all the stages in the Dail and
sent a bill legally authorizing it to
continue imprisonment and other re
pressive measures for three months.
UNDERWOOD IS
OUTSTANDING
IN ALABAMA
Senator Willing to Run For
Presidency Assumes Poli
tical Leadership
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 1. —Oscar
Underwood, senior senator from Ala
bama, is today the dominating figure
in state politics, according to politi
cal opinion expressed following the
demonstration when the senator ex
pressed his willingness t% seek the
Democratic nomination for the presi
dency.
The situation was made more
plain when Dr. W. E. Crumton, for
many yeari leader of the Alabama
anti-saloon league forces, announced
his su jnort for Senator Underwood
in the mass meeting following tho
senator’s address to the joint session
.of the legislature. The only out
standing element in the state situa
tion, it was declared, was the labor
element and this was not touched on
in Senator Underwood’s address to
the joint session of the legislature.
BDRNSTAD TO
FACECHARGES
Special Assistant Named (o
Assist in Prosecution
C. P. Burnstad, former “cattle
king" of North Dakota, who recently
was taken to Boseman, Montana, to
face criminal charges growing out of
cattle deals and who was released on
bond, will face prosecution in North
Dakota. It is alleged, according to
state authorities, that Burnstad re
ceived a great deal of grain from
farmers of Logan county in the Burn
stad Elevator Company on storage
tickets and did not bay the farmera
for the grain. Scott Cameron of Bis
marck today Vras named special as
sistant attorney-general to assist the
state in the prosecution in Logan
dounty, ' ’
“The most important of these is
to obtain a reduction in freight
rates through the repeal by Con
gress of tne ao-called guaranty
provision of the Esch-Cummins
transportation act. Also while it
is not our desire to annul the sup
ervisory powers of the Interstate
Commerce Commission over the
rail lines we hope to obtain a res
toration to states of some of the
power of jurisdiction over railroads
that was lost through the Esch-
Cummins act. This would pertain
of course to rates entirely within
the states.”
PRESIDENT IN
STERN DEFENSE
OF POLICIES
Speech He Was To Have De
livered on Nation’s Foreign
Policy is Released
REVIEWS OUR ACTIONS
Answers Attacks Made on St.
Louis Speech Urging
World Court Idea
Presidential Headquarters, Palace
Hotel, San Francisco, Aug. I.—Secre
tary Geo. B. Christian made public
last night the address President
Harding was to have delivered in Sap
Francisco last evening at the civic
auditorium on' the accomplishments
of the administration in the interna
tional field,
Secretary Christian’s statement an
nouncing the president’s decision
from his sick bed to release tho ad
dress, follows:
“The president before leavfig
Washington and during his
to Alaska prepared speeches dealing
with the fundamental questions of
policy and performance on the part
of the administration. ’ Most of these
have been ’ delivered. One. was pre
pared to be delivered in San Fran-'
cisco Tuesday, July 31, add advance
copies of this like the others, were
furnished the pre*s, awaiting release
upon delivery.
“The San Francisco speech was to
deal with foreign relations, and was
a carefully considered and carefully
prepared document. But for his ill
ness, the president would have de
livered the speech according to sche
dule: but hip being prevented he now
feels that it should go to the public
through the medium of the press nnd
for the information and consideration
of the people. Therefore he has di
rected that the speech be released.
In his address President Harding
.presented the views of his adminis
tration on pending international re
lationship affecting the United States
and urged participation by the Unit
ed Staten in the permanent court of
international justice as the next ma
jor step.to be taken.
Nation’s Rights Maintained
“With becoming dignity we have
maintained our rights; we have
yielded willingly to the rights of oth
ers, and we dwell in cherished and
unthreatened peace,” he declared af
ter enumerating the achievements of
the last two pnd a half years, includ
ing the conclusion of peace with Ger
many, Austria, and Hungary, the
arms conference and the British debt
settlement.
Two pending international ques
tions were discussed by the chief ex
ecutive. With respect to one—the
recognition of Russia, he declare*),
“international good faith forbids any
sort of sanction of the Bolshevist
policy." The othe'r question concern
ed relations with Mexico and in dis
cussing it, Mr. Harding said he earn
estly hoped the American commission
now in Mexico City Srouid achieve
"definite and favorable results.”
Having in the past two and a half
years ns he said “strengthened our
friendly relationships and done much
to promote peace in. the world,? the
United States, he maintained, should
now do its parf to bring the blessings
of peace and absence of fear of war
to the other nations of the world.
“Nations ought no more need re
sort xto force in the settlement of
their disputes or differences than do
men' in thia enlightened day," he as
serted. “Out of thia conviction, out
of my bel|pf in a penitent world crav
ing for the agencies of peace, out of
the inevitable presidential contact
with the world war havoc and devas
tation and the measureless sorrow
which attended and has followed, I>
would be insensible to duty and vio
late aH the sentiments of my heart
and all my convictions if I failed to
u|ge American support of the per
manent court of intemdtional justice.
“I do not know that such a court
will be unfailing:, in the avoidance of 1
war, but I know it i| a atop in tho
right direction, and will p#ovt an
advance toward international peace
for which the conflictive conscience
of mankind is calling."
Answers Bt. Loots Alack
Evidently having in mind publish
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
SEEMS CERTAIN
OF RECOVERY,
■SAWYER SAYS
President's Personal Physi
cian Expresses Belief That
Danger Is Over
HAS/ RESTFUL NIGHT
Pulse Rate Improves as Does
Temperature, While Res
piration Remains Game
Presidential Headquarter*. Pal
ace Hotel, San Francisco, A<|. I
(By Associated Press). —An offi
cial statement leaned at It:It a.
m. by the five doctors attending
the President said Mr. Harding
still wan *nuteA exhausted but
maintained his nor dial buoynacy
of spirit. At that hour the execu
tive, according to the bulletin,
was breathing with icon labor
than previously and , there \w*s
lUtle cough. 7 \j f t «*-
The ftatement follows:
“The President Is fairly com
fortable this morning after a few
hours sleep. His breathing la less
labored and there la but little
bough. The lung condition la
about the same as yesterday. He
atlll is much exhausted but main
tains hia normal bouyancy of
spirit. Saudi amounts of food are
being taken regularly and there
Is regular and,.satisfactory elim
ination. The temperature is M
degrees, pulse 114, respiration SO.
While progress la being made
every care la necessary to In
sure freedom from further com
plications.
C E. SAWYER. M. D.
RAY LYMAN WILBUR, M. D.
C M. COOPER, M. D. |
J. T. BOONE, M. D.
t HUBERT WORK, M. D.
Presidential Headquarters, Palae’
Hotel, San Francisco, Aug. 1. —Pres
ident Harding today seemed certaii>
of recovery, barring improbable de
velopment of new complications i>
his illness, or. the equally. improbabl
increase of the present one.'
' Brigadier-General Charles E. Saw
yer, chief of staff .of physicians oi
the President's case, still was stand -
ing by bis. statement of last nigl '
that the c'risfs had been pasied at 3
that “the President ia well on tb<
l*6ad to recovery.”
. Added to this waa tho declaration
from an authoritative source the
the only reason for concern over th
President’s condition was because th
President was the president of th>
United States and not because of an.
new symptoms or likelihood of any
“Since we have our toxin well un
der control 1 feel safe in saying w
have passed the peak load of trouble,
was the way General Sawyer sum -
marized the. situation. “I don’t war *
to be too emphatic about it becaut
we always face
but I feel that the crisis is over an-:
that the President is well on thi
road to recovery.
Bulletin Shows Improvement
An informal statement issued at :
a. m. today by Brigadier-Genera
Sawyer, the President’s personal phy
sician, said Mr. Harding had spent
“a very restful night and hia pulse
at that hour was 114, temperature 29
and respiration 40.
These figures represented decreas
es in the pulse rate and temperature
as compared with the last previous
bulletin, the pulse rate being leas by
two and the temperature 1.2 degrees
lower. The respiration rate given in
each bulletin was the same. ,
Makes Slow Progress' l
Secretary Work of the interior, one
of the physicians in attendance on
the President, was one of the first
to enter the sick chamber today. Aft
or a few minutes | there he returned
through the to his room
conversing with who inquired
concerning the chief executive.
“There is nothing to add to th*
statement. General Sawyer has giv<
you,” Secretary Work said, addi
that every symptom in the ease poiii •
ed to a slow progress on the part <>i
the President.
There was an understanding tod>:y
among members of the Presidential
party that the chief executive and
Mrs. Harming would return direct to
Washington, leaving San Francisco ;if
soon as the physicians would gi
their permission for the President u
begin travel. ■( ■
The route was expected to be by
way of Ogden, Utah, Omaha, Nebrit s
ka, and from Chicago to Waahingt<
Invited to California
Some of the President’s advisers
yesterday expressed belief that it
would be beat for him during hi?
convalescence to spend sometime vis
iting with Mr. William Wf-irley •
Catalina Island off the southern Cal
ifornia coast. Mr. Wrigloy has asked
the Secretary Christian to taka'the
invitation to Mr. Harding as soon a a
tho chief executive can be talked to
about such things hut it was under
stood later, that there was no poss
ibility that tho trip to Catalina wouite
bo made.
Railroad officials have given ests
fnl study to the selection of the
Overland rente and *to reeommt r a
that the trip ha awde thtr way,'thf
train running at comfortable speed
and probably stopping at night In ol
der that the President might get" vn
diatnrbod rest..
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