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M AND S0S-TELEGRAJI VOL. XCII., No. 154 fwrtaiHum. Est. 131. Consolidated With Sun -Telegram. H07. RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 29, 1922. SINGLE COPY, Z CENTS INSURGENTS HOLD GROUND UNDER FIRING Free State TrOOpS Unable tO state, today made public a letter to D 1 J rvr D 1 ' Secretary Mellon charging that deputy lslodge 0 Connors Bandjmternarevenue collKectre In Dhl0 OniDerS bUSV Upera-1 tions Extended Over City. MENACE BY AMBUSHES (By Associated Press) DUBLIN, June 29. Rory O'Connor's band of insurgent Irish republican army men was still holding out in its Four Courts stronghold at noon today against the continuing attempts of the Free State troops to dislodge it. Firing was in progress all forenoon and there was an especially heavy burst of fire at eleven o'clock. Snip ing operations were almost incessant with the casualties estimated this forenoon at more than fifty, hourly in creasing. The insurgents have extended their operations in other parts of the city. Shortly before noon an ambush of Free State troops was reported from College Green and the irregulars were fortifying various outposts. A party of Free State forces on the watch for Insurgent activities poured a volley into a public house in. the vicinity of yesterday's ambush. One of the outlying places seized by the irregulars was the Sackville street ciud, an old lashioned aristocratic country gentleman's club near the Nel son Pillar. In addition to the various organized operations bt the insurg ents their sympathizers in several parts of the city acting as snipers made many attacks on , Free State soldiers. Replies Feeble. Meanwhije the replies from O'Con ner's men to the firing on the Four Courts was feeble. The garrison which is believed to number 160, is eald to have ' unlimited supplies of ammunition and plenty of provisions. The prospect was that the opera tions at the Four Courts would in creasingly assume the character of an investment. The building lends it self peculiarly to defensive purposes, and it is considered unlikely that the Free State troops will, at least for the pment, attempt to take it by assault The most menacing feature of tho situation from the provisional govern ment Standpoint, is the fact that the insurgents 4 are developing activities along guerilla .lines, particularly in the form of ambushes. Many of the! insurgents - wear no uniforms and hel Free State soldiers like the British before the truce are exposed to at tack while traversing narrow streets to and from their barracks. The prevalence of these tactics makes it seem improbable to the gov eminent side that the situation throughout the city will speedily be come much better. Communication Cut Direct telegraphic communication between Dublin and the north ana west of Ireland is practically at a standstill. A number of wires between Dublin and London were cut last night near Howth. In other parts of the country, the provisional government also has mili-i tary affairs on its hands. In Drogheda the insurgents who are occupying the round tower fort on the hill command ing the town have been Invested by the Free State troops in the same way as at the Four Courts in Dublin. The Drogheda position of the irregulars is regarded as unusually strong. From other parts of Ireland there are many rumors of insurgent action, but the reports are difficult of con firmation, as Dublin is completely isolated. Both sides have been active in the issuance of manifestoes, three state ments nave been tgiven out by the gov ernment within, twenty-four hours, while both Rory O'Connor and Eamon DeValera's paper The Republic of Ire land, which issued " O'Connor's com munique as a stop press supplment,: was nested on walls in various nartslfiom Tampico announcing that 40 of the city. The communique was ac-1 Americans have been taken captives companied by an editorial statement 'nd held for ransom from the campa saying: ' at Aguada de La Cortez oil company "In Rory O'Connor and his comrades by the bandit Gorozave and although lives the unbought and indomitable ; I feel positive that this report is one soul of-Ireland." Erskine Childers,lf the many painful means used by who was defeated for re-election to'tne enemies or Mexico to Dnng aooui parliament is still editing this journal. BELFAST, June 29. Colonel Com mandant Mandeville and staff Capt. Vaughan of the-Free State forces who were shot yesterday died of their wounds says a message today from Dublin. The officers were crossing the Lesson street bridge when their motor car was fire upon. Free State troops yesterday carried out a coup on the main Dublin road beyond Drogheda, capturing three of the principal affairs of the Dundalk irregular troops Commandants P. J. McKenna, Michael Donnelly and John McGurl. McKenna is chief of the republi cans occupying the Anne street bar racks in Dundalk; and Donnelly was formerly liason officer for Down and Louth. The three captives were taken to Drogheda where considerable tension prevails as an attack is expected on to Millmount barracks which have been in the hands of irregularas for the last two months. Senate Approves Milk ' Duty of 2V2 Cents (Bv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, June 29. Duty of two and one-half cents on milk as com pared with the one cent rate of the house bill was approved today by the senate after a two hours fight. HURT IN CAP EXPLOSION BEDFORD, Ind., June 29. The left hand of Harold Lee, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lee, was badly man gled when a dynamite cap exploded. The boy applied a match to the cap. ALLEGES "HIGHER-UP" TRYING TO INFLUENCE NOMINATION III OHIO (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, June 29. Charles L. Knight, member of the house from Ohio, and a candidate for the Repub lican nomination for governor in that had received orders from "higher up to work for the nomination of Carmi Thompson, for the gubernatorial nomination. Mr. Knight in his letter to Mr. Mel lon Baid he wished to submit the fol lowing facts which "seriously concern your department of the government": "A primary campaign is in progress 1 in Ohio, in which Carmi Thompson, ! Harvey Smith, Rupert Beetham, Ar thur Day, Daniel Williams, C. H Dur- J and, J. W. Durnell, Harry Smith and Charles L. Knight are candidates on' nt t .. , . . . , the Republican ticket for the office of i00 together in hope of paving the governor. way 'or settlement of the coal strike. "That the collector of internal reve-1 Acceptances were received at the nue for the 18th district is one Carl , -white House today from many of the fa'nRo -(operators Invited to the peace con- "That Frank E. Schmiedel. the chief i ference with the president here Satur- deputy for the Akron district, has of fices at 54 East Market street, and has J.0 deputies under his control and di rection. Alleged Orders Given 1 "That on or about June 14, 1922, the said Schmiedel called a meeting of all his deputies, that at this meeting the said Schmiedel told them orders had come from 'higher up' and that Collector Routzahn had instructed him that every deputy must immediately of the said Carmi Thomnson for eov- ern or: that thev must interview and submit written reports to him for transmission to Routzahn as to who are for and who are against Thomp son; that at all times they must have In mind that' 'Congressman Knight must be defeated'." The Ohio representative said he had documentary evidence to support his statements which he was willing to place, in the treasury secretary's hands and had "good reason to believe that substantially the . same orders have gone to every deputy collector in Ohio." "If indeed this flagrant violation of justice is allowed to go unrebuked and unpunished," Mr. Knight's letter said, "the conclusion will be inescapable that the time had arrived when at least one department of the govern ment proposed through its agents to Linterfere and influence the people to elect high i fate officials . of Its own election. Neither Ohio nor the United. States is yet ready to adopt this , theory of government.'' :.? REPORT AMERICANS IN CAPTIVITY FALSE, DECLARES OBREGON fBy Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 Presi dent Alvaro Obregon of Mexico in a telegram to the San Francisco Chron icle asserted that news from Tampico of Americans held captive by bandits was "absolutely baseless." He char acterized the dispatch as "only one of the many malicious deeds to create unfavorable opinion between the two nations." The Chronicle telegraphed to Presi dent Obregon asking for a statement as to conditions at Tampico and the truth of reports of Americans held for ransom. . His answer read: "As chief executive when I received your despatch I knew that the news to which you allude is absolutely base less and is only one of the many malicious deeds of persons whose in tentions are inimical to the interests of Mexico. However, to satisfy public opinion I telegraphed to the chief of operations at Huasteca for complete information. I herewith submit the telegraphic communications : " 'General Guadalupe Sanchez, Chin concillo. " 'I see that newspapers in the U. S. publish in scandalous forms reports aiiiicumes Deiween ine two govern ments and to create animosity be tween the two nations, I want your official advices for submission to the press. " 'Alvaro Obregon.' " Denies Complaint. "His reply: " 'Chinconcillo, June 28. 1922. "The President of the republic: "Up to the present time no agency of any oil company has presented complaint in regard to the taking of prisoners of 40 Americans. I made in quiries of Gen. Jan Casiano, superin tendent of the Cortez oil company who was in the barracks yesterday. He in formed me that rebels had been near the Aguada, La Pluma and EIRosillo camps. I immediately ordered Gen. Portas to proceed to the vicinity of those camps with orders to pursue and run down the enemy. I am sorry that owing to the long distance from the camps I have not the knowledge that other individuals who are In the neighborhood may have. " 'Guadalupe Sanchez." " "A later communication follows: "President of the republic: " 'I have the honor to inform you that there has just arrived here from Ozuluama, an automobile containing Gen. Panuncio, two officers and three troopers having passing through La Aguada, La Pluma and EIRosillo. They report everything is normal. , " Guadalupe Sanchez.' "The above repliV from the chief of operations tend to the certainty once more that there are powerful forces at work to create unfavorable opinion and animadversion between the two nations with no other object than to satisfy their own interests. "A. OBREGON." COAL PARLEY DID ACCEPTED DY OPERATORS ; Harding May Make Address of Conference Which May Be Opening Gun in Cam paign to Break Strike. WILL WARTfACTIONS By KENNETH W. CLARK United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 29. President Harding has met with initial success in his efforts to bring the coal oper- ators and union mine leaders of the day morning. All national and dis trict chiefs of the United Mine Work ers will attend. Harding, at the conference, will make a strong personal appeal that warring factions get together and set- i tie differences. Miners and operators will be told that if voluntary steps are not taken in the near future to end the tieup, the Svernment' to Protect PHc interest will be forced to take drastic measures looking toward ending the dispute. Compromise Plan A compromise plan for negotiations to settle the strike may be permitted by Harding, as it is known such a pro posal has' been discussed by Secretary of Commerce Hoover and Secretary of Labor Davis with Harding. ' The nature of the proposal has not been revealed. The miners want wage agreement on a national scale, as was done two years ago, while the oper ators are insisting on district or sec tional agreements. Harding will make an address at the conference which may be the opening gun in an administration campaign to break the strike by the pressure of public opinion against the warring ujiueia bo iuej wm lei compelled l" j teiue. . . ..,:' The administration Is ready to as sure the operators that there will be no prosecution under the Anderson in junction if they will get with the min ers to frame a new national wage scale. The operators have contended that a national conference could not be held because of the' injunction. The conference is a supreme test for the president's idea that financial and domestic disputes can be amicably settled, if the opposing factions are brought face to face around a confer ence table. v Following Harding's address the conference probably will be turned over to Hoover and Davis. CHEST SOLICITORS GO OVER HALFWAY MARK; $20,474.50 IS RAISED The half-way mark in the Commun ity Chest drive was passed at noon Thursday when the total amount of subscriptions secured by the workers up to that time totaled $20,474.50. An enthusiastic meeting at the reg ular noon luncheon prepared for the canpaign workers at the Y. M. C. A. was the feature of the second day of the campaign. Optimism was in the atmosphere and prevailed throughout the noon hour. "There have been many encourag ing things happen today," announced Chairman Reller, at the meeting. "The enthusiasm and hearty co-operation of all of the teams in the cam paign can forecast nothing but sue- cess for our efforts. He pointed out that many of the committee members! were making extreme sacrifices in or-1 der that the drive might go over and thanked the Kiwanians present who had foregone their own meeting in or der to be at the meeting of the com mitee. Partial List Seen The returns taken in showed that only a small part of the prospects list ed before the campaign started had subscribed and it was pointed out that when all of these people had bean can vassed that the drive would be over the top. The campaign will continue Friday and Saturday, the men's committee working Friday and the women's com mittee taking up the work Saturday morning. Honors for he day shifted as the re turns were gathered in Thursday and the banner for the most subscriptions went to Captain Elmer Kreimier's team who had succesfully canvassed 45 prospects. The banner for the larg est amount of subscriptions in money went to the team which is captained by Thomas Tarkleson and the honor division went on two counts to the northwest division which is under the generalship of P. H. Slocum. Raises Largest Amount I Mr. Slocum's division raised the largest amount of subscriptions in money and received the banner as the award. Mr. Slocum also received the prize for- the best attendance, his di vision being 100 per cent strong Thursday morning. Director E. M. Haas spoke to the workers and expressed his apprecia tion for the work of the committee thus far. He stated that Friday would be "Free-for-all-Day" in the drive and that. any prospect would be open to solicitation by any member of the committee. Heretofore the workers have been limited to certain (Continued on ' Page Fourteen) . Sons of p ; A4ryk!'j H I If w 1 H raH3R& IS -nf -. :m v r j, That Germany is on the threshold of a civil war is reported in news dispatches from abroad. A re volt i- said to have been planned, and at Potsdam a meeting washeld by the Kaaserist Camarilla at tended by Marshal Von Hindenburg, Gen. Ludendorf and Princes Eitel Fnedench and Oscar. Monarch ists have been arrested by wholesale and many leaders have been captured. , ii niiiinrn i rinino Hi lUU III DCli LlAUIIIU OVER LYNN FRAZIER IN EARLY RETURNS (By United Press " FARGO, N. D., June 29. Senator Porter J. McCumber piled up a heavy lead today in the early vote tabulated in the North Dakota primary, over Lynn J. Frazier, non-partisan candi date for the Republican senatorial nomination. In 187 precincts out of 2.296 in the state the vote stood McCumber 15,895 and Frazier 8,742 a lead for McCum ber of 7,153. Frazier's main strength was expect- ; ed in rural districts not yet heard f jtjm j " McCumber- was not . runnir4p as strong in inese precincts as was k. a. Nestos, seeking renomination for gov ernor in the Republican primary.- In 190 precincts, scattered over 30 of the 53 counties, Nestos had a lead of 11,091 over his non-partisan league opponent, B. F. Baker of Glenburn. The vote was Nestos 18,571, Baker 7,480 race for the senatorial nomination, re- celved a negligible vote Light Vote Cast The total ballotting was much light er than anticipated. It apparently dropped off 20 to 25 per cent from the vote cast in the elections last fall when Frazier was recalled as gover nor and his henchman from high state offices. The Fargo Courier-News, non-partisan organ, claimed the nomination of Frazier by 20,000 votes and assert ed the state ticket of the Non-Par ti sans, headed by B F. Baker, would be nominated by pluralities ranging up to 10.000. 4 The Fargo Forum, spokesman of the independent voters, made no pre diction. Congressman O. B. Burtness in the First district was leading P. A. Moel ler for the Republican congressional nomination by sufficient margin to as sure his nomination. In the Second district Congressman Young was having a closer contest for the Republican congressional nom ination on the face of meagre returns. REAR ADMIRAL KLINE DIES BOUNDBROOK. N.- J., June 29. Rear Admiral George Washington Kline, United States navy, retired, died yesterday. During the Spanish American war he saw active service aboard the Annapolis. Weather Forecast FOR RICHMOND AND VICINITY By. W. E. Moore. Fair tonight; Friday increasing cloudiness. Increasing barometric pressure over the central states indicates generally fair weather tonight, followed by .in creasing cloudiness Friday, due to a storm over the western states. It probably will rain In about 48 hours if not sooner. Temperatures Yesterday. Maximum 85 Minimum 66 Today. Noon . 77 Weather Conditions The storm cen ter which entirely broke the severe drought over Wayne county moved directly across Indiana Wednesday af ternoon, and is now over the eastern states: The weather is mostly fair over the central states today, while a barometric disturbance has developed over the Rocky Mountain -states, where it is now very warm. Tempera tures have been as high as 94 degrees in British Columbia, but it is cool in Ontario. . For Indiana, bl the United States Weather Bureau Fair tonight and probably Friday; not much change in temperature Paid Circulation Yetterday, was : 11,582 ' Kaiser Plot as Civil War Impends sir " (Right) Eitel Friedricb. (Center) General Ludendorff. (Left) Marshal Von Hindenburg. Plan Competitive Contest To Get Building Designer An . architectural program under which an architect will be selected by a competitive contest, for the state war memorial building, is being pre pared and will be printed and ready for distribution about Aug. 1, accord ing to Paul Comstock,' secretary of the state war memorial commission. Thomas R. Kimball of Omaha, Neb., arcnueciurai auvisur in ,me cuuuu.s- j design to be used in the building will be selected from a number submitted by the competing architects. A jury architects will pass upon the de signs. . . . EDGAR HI ATT GIVES BOND OF SI 5,000 AT OFFICE OF SHERIFF Edgar F. Hiatt Thursday afternoon gave a continuance bond of $15,000 fol lowing his indictment for embezzle ment, perjury and overdraft by the Wayne county grand jury Monday. Mr. Hiatt appeared at the sheriff's office with his attorneys. Hiatt's bond was fixed at $5,000 on each charge. His. bonds were signed by Howard Dill, Jo seph Mills, Colin C. Schaefer, Harri son Scott, Orrin Draver, Turner W. Hadley, F. W. Krueger and L. F. Ross. Each bondsman signed al lthree bonds. Mr. Hiatt reached Richmond Thurs day morning from "Chicago. He was indicted in connection with the clos ing of the Dickinson Trust company several rnontns ago when that institu tion was closed by the state bank com missioner until certain securities which the commissioner classed as un desirable were removed. The commis sioner charged that Mr. Hiatt, who was then president of the bank, had unloaded the securities on, the institu tion. Ml-. Hiatt was-indicted on 13 10 of them charging embezzlement! two overdraft and one perjury. Further developments in the Hiatt case await his arraignment in court. Prosecutor Paul A. Beckett was un1 able to state Thursday at what time Hiatt would be arraigned. .Meanwhile his bondsmen stand good for his ap pearance. ' . ARREST DRIVER OF CAR WHICH CARRIED RATHENAU ASSASSIN BULLETIN FRANKFORT ON ODER, Germany, June 20. Ernst Werner Techow, of Berlin, a student 21 years old, who the police declare, was the driver of the murder car in the assassination of Foreign Minister Rathenau last Satur day was arrested in the vicinity of this city today. (By Associated Press) ; BERLIN, June 29. The driver of the motor car which carried the mur derers of Dr. Walter Rathenau when the German foreign minister was as sassinated last Saturday has been ar rested near Frankfort-On-The-Oder 50 miles from Berlin the police announc ed today. The owner of the car also has been apprehended. , . LONDON, June .1 The men who assassinated the German foreign , min ister, Dr. Walter Rathenau last Satur day have been arrested according to a Central News dispatch from Berlin. GEN. CHEN VICTIM OF ASSASSIN, REPORT (By Associated Press) MANILA, June 29. Chen Chiung Ming, whose recent coup de-etat drove from Canton Sun Yat Sen president of the South China republic has been I assassinated according to a cable dis j patch.received here today from Shang ; hai by Konglipo, a local Chinese daily laentuiea witn the adherents or sun Yat Sen. Reuter's news agency fails to confirm the report. I; l S JW 1 ? VS. i V ,3 B I EL ASK I ESCAPES BANDIT KIDNAPPERS; REACHES MEXICO CITY By Associated Press) MEXICO CITY, June 29. Escaping fmm Vi!s hanriit Virtnannpra after four dayg of captivity A. Bruce Bialaskl. former head of the American depart ment of juslice's investigation bureau! has returned to Mexico City. Covered with dust, unshaven and showing plainly the marks of his-imprisonment in the mountains of Morelos, Bielaski was taken to his apartment where his wife and a half dozen friends greeted him. His friends declared the formal of ficial had escaped from his captors at Tetecal, walking the 30 miles to Cuer navaca, near which he was captured last Sunday while motoring. Jules Lacaud, head of the Mexico City banking firm which is under stood to have furnished the $10,000 for the ransom on the order of Mr. Bie laski's New York company said he had been authorized to state that Bie laski eluded his captors before the money was paid. Bielaski suffered no more ill-effects than might be expect ed from four days of roughing it in the mountains. Dozens of automobiles carrying Americans who since Sunday have tried to get into contact with the ban dits returned to the capital last night, each person telling a different version of the affair and ascribing credit for Bielaski's safe return to several sources. Press dispatches from Tampico quote W. P. Taylor, manager of the Tampico branch of the Cortez oil com pany as confirming the capture of 40 employes at the company's Aguda camp by the bandit, Gorozave, but do not state whether the ransom has been paid. MINERS OF INDIANA TO KEEP HANDS OFF STATE WAGON MINES - (By Associated Press) INDIANAPOLIS, June . 29. Union coal miners in Indiana who are among those participating in the nation-wide strike were pledged today by their officials to a policy of non-interference with the operation of wagon mines In the state. The pledge was given to Federal Judge A. B. Anderson in open court and resulted in discontinuance of the I hearing of injunction proceedings that were filed by one wagon mine owner after crowds of strikers and sympa thizers had visited the mines and were alleged to have forced some to suspend operations. Before the pledge waR given coun sels opposing the miners had taken steps to tear down the legal entangle ments which had been brought for ward by the miners and threatened to knock the case out of court. , ... Before notice was given, . however, of the step to keep the case in court, the miners had agreed to a policy of non-interference with wagon mines, an agreement which was afterwards agreed to in open court. "I think this is the best solution," said Judge Anderson, referring to the agreement of non-interference with wagon mines. t He added, however, that the union had "a -perfect right to seek to convert men to their side." The agreement with the court, how ever, provided that there would be no violence, threats or intimidation in ef forts to get new members. DENVER, Colo., June 29. Two mine tipples were burned, one coal mine flooded and two railway bridges burned in Colorado coal fields in Boul der and Huerfano counties during the night according to reports of Colorado state rangers at headquarters today. It was announced by Col. Hamrock, state adjutant general. Governor Oliver H. Shupe announced from - Colorado Springs that he was returning to Den ver for a conference with the adjut ant general to determine what meas ures are to be taken. Col. Hamrock said 1,500 men could be thrown into the two counties by tomorrow night if necessary to enforce orders. it RAIL WORKERS TOLD TO QUIT WORK JULY 1 Strike Orders Sent Out by Six Craft Presidents to Chair men, Representing 4p0,000 Members. 10 A. M. IS HOUR SET BULLETIN CHICAGO. June 29. The United States government today stepped into the threatened railway strike of 400, 000 shopmen ordered to leave their work Saturday morning when the rail road labor board cited executives of the six shopcraft unions and the rail roads to appear before the board to morrow. Acting under the authority of the transportation act to enter into any railway dispute which threatened to Interrupt traffic the federal body sum moned the heads of the conflicting parties in a determination to investi gate the strike before it becomes ef fective. It was a similar action by the board last October that averted the threatened tie-up when the big four brotherhoods ordered a strike. CHICAGO, June 29. Strike orders sigend by six craft presidents of the railroad shopmen's organization were sent out today to general chairmen representing 400,000 men, authorizu.u a strike at 10 a. m.. July 1 "on all railroads and Pullman shops" In the United States." Letters of instruction regarding the progress and conduct of the strike were" being prepared at general head quarters here, and were to be mailed as soon as complied. "The issue is clean-cut, with no strings attached," Bald B. M. Jewell, president of the railroad union sec tion of the American Federation of Labor. "It Is up to the railway " ex ecutives at their meeting today. They can stop the strike today or tomor- ! row. hut. alter saturaav at 10 o ciocr it's all off. The telegrams of the un- ion's heads to Cuyler is the union's last word." The 90 general chairmen compris ing the general committee today wer on the way to their home districts ?o take active charge of the strike. A sub-committee remained at headquar ters to direct operations. CHICAGO, June 29; The United States railroad labor board today cited the national officers of the six shop craft unloiv the railroad executives now meeting here and the officers ot other railroad unions to appear before the board tomorrow afternoon in an inquiry into the "threatened interrup tion of traffic." In addition to the shopmen whose strike orders already had been issued the four other unions cited now taking a strike vote are the clerks' mainten ance of way, stationary firemen ar.d signalmen. B. M. Jewell, leader of the shopmen, today served formal notice to the board that a strike call had been issued. -The meeting of the railway execu tive heads of the 10 unions was set for 2 o'clock tomorrow by the labor board when the formal notice of tho strike call was received from the shop men announcing the time of the wa'k out as next Saturday at 10 a. m. B. M. Jewell said he personally would obey the citation by the labor board "only under protest" and that he could not speak for the six shop craft presidents until he had consulted them. Several of the men are Baid to be on the way to headquarters to di rect strike operations. " At the office of the, board it was stated that section 313 of the trans portation act of 1920 gives the board power to cite national officials of la bor organizations. CHICAGO, June 29. Railroad main tenance of way men were reported to have quit in West Chicago today with out waiting for strike orders. It ii said the men deserted in droves leav ing many crossings unguarded. Ed ward J. McCable, of West Chicago," has sworn in a number of special po licemen to guard railroad property. CLEVELAND, June 29. Engineers and trainmen, members of the rail road brotherhood, with headquarters in this city, will continue to perform I their regular duties and will not tako we places or ao me worK or any rail road employe on strike in connection with the strike of the shopcraft called for Saturday morning, chiefs of these brotherhoods advised the members of their organization today,. DETROIT, Mich., June 29. Deci sion whether to call a strike of ap proximately 400,000 railway mainte nance ' of way men in the country probably will be made late this after noon, E. F. Grable, international president of the United .Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way and Railway Shop Laborers, declared. CHICAGO, June 29 The first actual step toward a rail strike of railroad workers in protest against decision of the United States railroad labor board was taken last night when J. W. Kline, president of the Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Dropforgers and Help ers, sent a telegram to the members of his craft numbered among the shop workers, authorizing a cessation of work at 10 a. m. Saturday, July 1. ac cording to newg stories published here today. In spite of the impending walkout from the shops and the tracks, rail officials declared transportation would continue to move because train sem ice employes who constitute the "bis four" brotherhoods switchmen and telegraphers are not parties to com troversies over wages and working conditions. - The shopmen's strike is In protest against the wage reductions, the abolishment of rules by the railxpad labor board and the farming out of shop work to contractors. Mainten- (Contlnued on Page Fourteen)'.'-'!