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Announcement of Vote Canvass Shows
Walkout Favored Most on
Account of Leasing
of Labor
Chicago.—Hope for the speedy set
tlement of the country-wide strike of
the railway shopmen was seen in state
ments issued by Ben W. Hooper, chair
man of the United States railroad labor
board and B. M. Jewell, leader of the
shop crafts, who ordered the walkout.
In reply to a letter from Mr. Hooper,
which was regarded as concllatory In
tone, Mr. Jewell declared that the
strikers were willing to consider any
negotiations with any one in authority
for settlement of the strike.
“We are willing to confer with any
body authorized by the railroads to
bring pence proposals to us,” said
Jewell. “I include or exclude nobody,
but if the labor board, for instance,
came to us with a definite proposition
we would not hesitate to consider it.”
Mr. Jewell then made public for the
first time the exact figures on the
strike vote taken by the 400.000 mem
bers of the six shop crafts. The vote
was divided into three separate bal
lots, the first on accepting a $50,000,-
000 reduction in wages ordered by the
labor board, the second the restoration
of seven working rules altered by the
board and third, the abolishment of
outside contracting by the roads.
A tabulation of the ballots showed
94.7 of the men had voted to strike on
the question of wages, the heaviest
vote for a strike being on the question
of outside contract labor, which polled
97.1 per cent of the vote cast. The
ballot on rules came second with 96.2
for strike. Union leaders said that the
vote indicated the‘relative importance
attached to the three points at issue by
their membership.
In railroad circles It was declared
that the way already has been cleared
for a full settlement on the gravest Is
sue, that of contract work, by the
agreement of 12 roads to abolish out
side contracting.
Responsibility Now Greater Than Dur
ing War.—Destiny “Is in
Good Hands”
Marlon. Ohio.—So long as the Ameri
can Legion is consecrated to the preser
vation of the constitution and of law
and order, the American rep üblic is
everlastingly secure. President Harding
asserted in a brief address to several
thousand World war veterans who held
a reunion here.
* Reminding them they now were
charged with a greater responsibility
than they were on the battlefields of
France, Mr. Harding declared the des
tiny of the United States was in the
hands of former service men.
t have no hesitancy In saying,” he
said, “that It is in good hands.”
The president urged the men in his
audience to serve their country as
civilians with wartime consecration
and devotion.
Former sendee men from all parts
of Ohio had flocked in to Marion to
hold a reunion.
Eleven Injured in Train Wreck
Salt Lake City.—Eleven passengers
were Injured, two seriously, when five
Pullman cars of Salt Lake & Los An
geles passenger train No. 8, east bound,
plunged from the track near Pehrson,
60 miles west of Salt Lake City.
So far as railroad officials could as
certain, the wreck was due to an ob
struction of some kind on the track.
Would Give Scrapped Ships to Poles
Washington.—Establishment of a
navy for a new republic was the object
of a bill Introduced by Senator France.
Republican. Maryland, to authorize the
president to give to Poland six of the
American naval vessels which are to
be scrapped under the arms conference
To Stop Mali Service Delays
Washington.—As a result of reports
received by the superintendent of rail
way mail service of interference with
the movement of United States malls
by striking railway workers, postoffice
Inspectors will be dispatched to all
points where trouble might arise in the
transmission of the malls.
Caterpillars Destroy Forest
Regina, Sask. Caterpillars have
eaten up £0 square miles of forest In
the Kipling district near here. Scarce
ly a green leaf remains and the dis
trict presents the stark appearance of
a winter scene, forestry officials say.
Plane Carries Racehorse
Madrid, Spain.—Word has been re
ceived that Sir John Amatt sent his
race horse, Pukha Sahib, by airplane
to the race meet at San Sebastian. The
plane was chosen for the journey as
the horse is usually sick on sea voyages. |
Government Sends Companies Ques
tionnaires for Information on
Finances, Stocks, Debts
Washington.—Searching inquiry into
the financial accounts and general bus
iness operations of more than 350 oil
companies, Including practically every
refining, producing and marketing con
cern in the country, is made by the
senate manufacturers’ committee in
questionnaires which have been sent
out and made public.
The questionnaires were accompan
ied by letters explaining that the in
formation was requested under a sen
ate resolution and would be made a
vital part of the inquiry. Financial
schedules for the oil Industry, special
reports on organization and business
of companies in the oil industry and
price schedules for the oil industry for
the period from January 1, 1920. to
June 30, 1922, were part of the ques
Refinery, wholesale and tank wagon
or retail prices are to be given with a
view of learning the spread between
the selling and service station prices
of gasoline and oil. The differences
between prices for crude oil and fin
ished products also are inquired into.
The questionnaires call upon the oil
concerns to state their banking con
nections, their current debts, their
stock and bond obligations, manpge
ment, personnel and any inter-corpor
ate relation.
The schedule of organization and
business is intended to develop the
inter-corporate relations, if any. exist
ing between the various companies en
gaged in the oil business, also to de
velop any common stock ownership
that might exist, together with any
strong connection existing by virtue
of any financial relationship.
Special inquiry into the stock hold
ings of oil companies is made in the
questionnaires which call the names
and addresses and amount of stock of
every stock possessor holding in per
son or in trust one per cent or more
of the stock of each compahy.
Touches Eighteenth Amendment and
Labor; Pershing Advocates
“Fearless” Use of Law
Marion, Ohio. —With an ethphatic
declaration that the constitution and
laws sponsored by the majority must
be enforced, President Harding, ad
dressing his “friends and neighbors,”
who assembled here to celebrate his
home coming, declared that “menaces
do arise, which must be suppressed by
the government pending their enforce
ment by public opinion.”
Coupled with this assertion was the
prediction that “America will go on”
and that the “fundamentals of the re
public and all its liberties will be pre
During his address the president
touched on prohibition, discussed the
rijtht of “a free America” not only to
labor “without any other’s leave,” but
to “bargain collectively”.
General Pershing, who also delivered
an address, was loudly applauded when
he advocated “fearless” use of the
strong arm of the law in communities
which openly sympathize with ruthless,
murder of Inoffensive people in the
exercise of the right to earn a liveli
The president also mentioned the
eighteenth amendment in connection
with his advocacy of strict law en
forcement. Declaring that “majorities,
restrained to the protection of minori
ties, ever must rule,” he added:
“The eighteenth amendment denies
to a minority a fancied sense of per
sonal liberty, but the amendment is
the will of America and must be sus
tained by the government and public
opinion, else contempt for the law’ will
undermine our very foundations.”
Federal Surplus Is 315 Million
Washington.—A reduction of $1,014.-
000.000 in the public debt during the
fiscal year enaed June 30, and a re
duction of $175,000,000 in the debt dur
ing the month of June has been an
nounced by the treasury. Final figures
revealed a surplus of $314,000,000.
Los Angeles Chosen for Meeting
Chautauqua, N. Y. —The 1924 bien
nial convention of the General Federa
tion of Womens’ Clubs will be held In
Los Angeles, it has been announced.
100 Per Cent Dividend by Reo
New York. —The Reo Motor company
has announced the declaration of a 100
per cent stock dividend.
Washington. Senator McCumber.
(R), North Dakota, in n letter made
public by him ascribed his defeat for
renomination in the North Dakorn pri
mary to “the bi-partisan combination
which had been made against me on
the one side and the Nonpartisan or
ganization which so loyally supported
my opponent.”
Senator McCumber discussed his de
feat and expressed appreciation for
| the support given him.
WALKOUT OF 400,000
Announcement Follows All-day Con
ference; Parleys With Roads
to Include Wage
Chicago.—The threatened extension
of the strike of railway employes to
100,000 trackmen was averted through
the efforts of members of the United
States railroad labor board and offi
cials of the United Maintenance of
Way Employes and Railroad Shop La
Postponement of the strike was an
nounced by the president of the main
tenance of way organization, after he
and his executive council had con
ferred throughout the day with the
•hairman of the labor board and labor
members of the board.
Maintenance of way chairmen were
instructed to proceed to take up main
'enance of way disputes with the In
iividua! roads and In case an agree
ment was not reached, to refer the mat
ter to the labor board. These disputes
nclude the wage cut recently author
ised by the labor board for main
tenance of way employes, changes in
maintenance of way rules and the con
tracting of track work.
Members were directed to continue
work under the wage cut ordered by
the labor board, but to make any re
vision in rates retroactive to July 1.
Postponement of the maintenance of
way walkout was accomplished only
if ter a most strenuous day.
After a lengthy conference, the main
tenance of way men withdrew to dis
cuss the matter, then assembled with
the two board members. When these
officials agreed to withdraw outside
'•ontracts, the maintenance of way of
ficials announced immediately that
they were ready to postpone the’r
“Meddling” Effects Marriage, Business,
Industry, and Even Sports;
Worst to Come
New York.—An attack on the “in
sane and pernicious saturnalia of so
cialistic legislation” passed by and be
ing urged on congress was made by
Senator Stanley, (D), Kentucky, in an
address here. Traditional principles
of the American government are being
abandoned, he declared. In the so-called
“progressive” movement and the people
are being harraj'sed by innumerable
government boards and bureaus. Criti
cizing the “progressive wing” of the
Republican party, he said it was “the
most ingenious inventor of new ways
and means of invading the vested
rights of the states and the liberties of
the citizen.
“In sport and In fine, we have come
to the parting of the ways. The old
guard, impotent and discredited, is left
to the mercy of the Nonpartisan league
and a triumphant socialistic organiza
tion masquerading under the emblem
of Bull Moose.
“And the worst is yet to come for
hills are now pending to regulate, su
pervise. censor or control the public
press, public utilities, the sale of se
curities. the mining of coal and min
erals. the weaving of cloth, horse rac
ing. football, baseball, moving pictures,
Sunday amusements everything In fact,
from the birth of the baby to the burial
of the corpse and from the operation
of a railroad to the setting of a hen.”
Fourth Arrest In Big Holdup
New York. —The fourth arrest has
heen made in connection with the sen
sational holdup last year of a mall
truck in lower Broadway, when securi
ties valued at more than $1,000,000
were stolen. The prisoner gave his
name ns John Serville.
German Mark at Low Tide
New York. —The German mark has
reached a new low record of 1.932
marks to the pound sterling, after vio
lent fluctuations between the extremes
of 1,775 and 1,955 marks to the pound.
Rum Sale* Are “Scandalous”
Grand Forks, N. D. —Josephus Dan
iels. former secretary of the navy,
speaking here, characterized the sale
of Hquors on United States shipping
board vessels ns “scandalous.”
Pennsylvania Road Signs Wage Scales
Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania
railroad company has announced that
agreements covering the readjustment
of wnees have been reached affecting
10,000 clerks and 7.000 members of the
miscellaneous forces.
$12,000 For Fair Premiums
Styeridan. —Twelve thousand dollars
will be awarded in premiums and
•rizes at the Sheridan county fair, ac
■ordiug to plans made nt a meeting of
he fair board. A number of Dew
cutures are to be
Obstructionists Swelter Through Four
Hour Talk.—House Rate on
Flour Boosted
Washington.—By a vote of 38 to 12.
the senate approved a tariff of 30 cents
a oushel on wheat.
Democratic leaders declared during
the debate which preceded the vote,
this rate would cost * the American
people $100,000,000. Senator McCum
ber, (R), of North Dakota, in charge
of the measure, stating frankly the
purpose of the rate was to keep above
the world level .he price of northern
spring wheat from the Dakotas and
Minnesota, said he did not think the
tariff proposed would be carried on
to the consumer, but even if it were,
it would not amount to $2 a year to
each consumer. Minority leaders
sweltered through a four-hour fight
against the wheat rate, talking most
of the time to many empty seats. De
spite the fight, however, the minority
split on the final vote. Senators Jones
of New Mexico, and Kendrick of Wyo
ming, voting with the solid Republican
majority for the committee rate which
is an increase of five cents over the
house rate, but a decrease of five
cents from the existing emergency
tariff duty.
With the wheat fight out of the way
the senate made unusually rApid prog
ress on the bill, approving a score of
committee amendments. The first to
be agreed on was a dutj' of 75 cents
per 100 pounds on flour, an increase
of 28 cents over the house rate.
Executives Assert That Any Move For
Settlement Will Have to Come
From Commission
Chicago. With the country-wide
strike of shopmen declared by union
leaders to be practically 100 per cent
perfect, the nation’s great transporta
tion machine continues its work with
out interruption.
Railway executives were unanimous
in expressing their belief that the
strike would have little effect on the
operation of their roads and nt the
same time asserted that any move to
ward a settlement would have to come
from the United States labor board or
the employes.
The only display of force reported
was at Beardstown, 111., where several
hundred shopmen after failing to per
suade four companlon-Ato join them in
the walkout, picked thMi up bodily and
carried them out.
, Lid Clamped in Vicksburg
Vicksburg, Miss.—Blue will be the
prevailing color in Vicksburg on Sun
day hereafter, with the lid clamped
tight on Sunday baseball, movies, pool
halls and newspaper plants. The daily
papers will not appear as usual.
The blue law move is the outgrowth
of a mass meeting of 235 men and
women at which a petition was signed
asking suppression of “Sunday amuse
ment places, bootleggers, gamblers and
disorderly houses.’’
Taft to Attend Lawyers’ Meet
San Francisco.—Chief Justice Taft
o fthe United States supreme court will
be among the 2,000 or so lawyers from
over the United States who will meet
In San Francisco during the first 12
days In August to attend the annual
conventions of the American Bar As
sociation, the California Bar Associa
tion and the national conference of
commissioners on uniform state laws.
Big Motor Merger
Dayton, Ohio.—An $80,000,000 con
solidation of manufacturers of automo
biles. trucks and auto parts, with fac
tories in seven states, has been com
pleted here under the name of Asso
ciated Motor Industries. The merger
Includes seven automobile and truck
factories, in addition to motor, body,
gear, Ignition and other part makers
Offices will be located here.
U. 8. Treasury $2,000,000 Stronger
Washington. Whisky withdrawals
fell off nearly 7,000,000 gallons during
the past fiscal year, according to a
statement issued.
Nearly 1,500 court cases were re
ported by general prohibition agents,
and fines amounting to $2,159,410.39
were Imposed by federal courts.
Plan Huge Plans to Circle World
New York. —The “American Eagle,”
a 100-passenger hydro airplane with
which it Is planned to circumnavigate
the globe, has been designed by a
group of American experts.
<4,000,000 LOSS IN RAIL
Baltimore. Md. YJghtning struck
one of the several grain elevators nt
the Baltimore A Ohio railroad’s ter
minal at Locust Point and In a few
minutes the immense structure was in
flames. The elevator contained more*
than 500.000 bushels of grain, which,
with GO carloads of export tobacco on
the pier, were destroyed. The railroad
company’s loss Is estimated at between
$3,2000.000 and $4,000,000.
comine; events.
July 25-28—Frontier Days Celebra
tion. Cheyenne, Wyo.
Gillette will be host to the Grand
Lodge of the Odd Fellows and the
Wyoming Rebekah Assembly July 11,
12 and 13 of this year and plans are
under way to make the gathering a
memorable one.
Wyoming is decidedly short of cat
tle on the ranges at the present time,
in the opinion of Jeff Scott of Doug
las. who has been In Colorado during
the past couple of weeks making pur
chases of stockers to send to his
ranges in the north.
J. W. Bozorth of Burns has been
appointed local chairman of the
World’s Board of Aeronautical Com
missioners. The appointment was
made by the board of governors of the
organization on nomination of War
ren Richardson, sectional chairman for
the county of Laramie.
The executive committee of the
Wyoming Medical Society and the
State Dental Association selected Lara
mie as the meeting place for the next
annual joint convention. The dates
will be June 20 to 22. An invitation
to the State Druggists' Association to
join them will be extended.
James R. Jones, general counsel of
the Western Pipe Line Company, has
announced that for the next two years
at least the Midwest Refining Com
pany will furnish the pumping facil
ities for the common carrier pipe line
which the Western Company is build
ing from the Salt Creek field to Cas
The second largest Individual wool
clip shorn in the world, that of tlie
Warren Livestock Company, and one
half of the largest wool clip shorn in
the world, that of the Swan Land &
Cattle Company, were sold In Chey
enne recently, for a price not an
nounced, hut said to be well above a
quarter of a million dollars.
The board of trustees of the Uni
versity of Wyoming, at its meeting in
Laramie, closing the commencement of
1922, elected the following officers:
President, William C. Deming of
Cheyenne; vice president, Dean Pros
ser of Tie Siding; treasurer, F. W.
Geddes of Deerwood, re-elected; sec
retary, Fay E. Smith, who has been
acting secretary for several months.
Douglass will be the scene of the
annual encampment of the Wyoming
cavalry troops this fall, according to
word received from Adjutant General
R. L. Esmay by Charles A. Guenther.
Esmay said the school of Instruction
will open at Douglas about August 30
and that the encampment program
would open about September 6 and
continue for two weeks.
Investigation of the records of the
sheriffs office In Douglas brought to
light the fact that Gus Grimes, alias
Brown, served a jail sentence In Doug
las in December, 1909. At that time
he had no aliases, being known by his
lawful name, Ernest Bush. He was
arrested by Sheriff Messenger Decem
ber 20, 1909, on a charge of stealing
a wagon from the Florence Hardware
Destruction by fire of the house oc
cupied by Kirk Walter, town marshal
of Mills, west of Casper, recently pre
ceded and followed by a stream of
threatening letters signed “K. K. K.,”
culminated in the arrest of Mr. and
Mrs. W. K. McCune by operatives of
Sheriff Marquis’ office. Now Mr. and
Mrs. McCane are being held on a di
rect charge of blackmailing G. T.
Boyle, mayor of Mills, and for Inves
tigation relative to their connection
with sending other letters both before
and after the recent blaze at Mills.
The Wyoming Funeral Directors’ As
sociation will hold its sixth arrraal
convention in Thermopolis July 27 and
28 and arrangements have been made
to show the delegates a big time.
On recommendation of the State
Board of Pardons, Governor Carey
commuted the sentence of Alford E.
Walker from hanging to life Impris
onment. The attitude of the state of
ficials was that Walker was the lesser
offender in the murder of Taxi Driver
Louis Failer south of Cheyenne in
March, 1921, and that It would be a
miscarriage of justice to have Earl
Moss, whom it regarded as the greater
offender, escape death while his part
ner in the crime was hanged.
Because she had quarreled with her
husband and did not want to live
alone, Mrs. Grace Dennis, 23 years
old, committed suicide by shooting
herself through the temple with a re
volver, according to authorities at
Casper. Death was almost instantan
eous. Mrs. Dennis and her husband,
who is a allroad are said to
have quarreled last week, for the first
time, and he is alleged to have left
her. Mrs. Dennis left a note saying
that she did not want to live alone.
“Gus Grimes,” Omaha maniac, whose
melodramtlc career came to an end
when he was shot down with a rifle
bullet, In the country north of Med
icine Bow, went down fighting. The
weakness of a spring in his automatic
revolver saved the life of at least one
possernnn, and Pie struggle that en
sued after he was shot was filled witli
ail of the madness and strength for
which lie has become notorious.
A petition requesting tlie opening to
settlement of the land now withdrawn
under the Carey act, has been circu
lated in Jackson and vicinity.
.Copy iu. .um u«parini«ni supplied by
the American Legion New Service.)
£. Lester Jones of Washington, D.
Founder of the Movement
Back In 1919. (
E. Lester Jones of Washington, D.
C., because he was the founder of the
American Legion
movement in
America, was
called the “dad
dy” of the or
ganization back
lq 1919 and the
title has stayed
with him ever
Mr. Jones was
one of a handful
of veterans who
met In Washlng
to n, March 7,
■ >’
1919, and formed what was known as
the John 5. Pershing post of World
War Veterans. Later, when the sev
eral societies of those who had fought
(n the World war combined under
the name of the American Legion,
Ur. Jones was made commander of
:he newly-formed George Washington
post No. 1. When the department of
the District of Columbia was formed,
he was made departmental com
Legionnaire Jnnes was an enlisted
man with the District of Columbia
National Guard prior to the World
war. During the war he rose from
private to colonel, taking all the
Organization Participated in Services
at Final Interment of Men
Brought Home.
Army transports in which many of"
.hem went across eager for the con
flict have carried back the last of the
45,000 A. E. F. dead, those relatives"
had requested to be returned to this
country for permanent burial. The
graves registration service of the
army, which had the work of return
ing these bodies in charge, did an al
most superhuman task. But this*
service could not give the comradely
human touch to the handling of these
bodies after they reached the United
States that seemed due them.
No organization was so well suited
to perform the last rights of honor
and respect for these soldier dead as
was the American Legion. Tlie men of
the Legion took upon themselves thq
obligation. Forty ship loads of bodies
came to eastern ports during a period'
of two and a half years. It was not
always possible to have an elaborate
service, because the arrivals were too
frequent, but in every instance there
was at least a prayer by a chaplain
of the Protestant, Catholic or Jewish
faith, an address by a prominent citi
cen or army officer and a rifle salute.
A number of times, however, the
services were noteworthy. President
Harding delivered an address at
services arranged by the Legion, May
23, 1921, when the Princess Matolka
arrived with 451 bodies. General
Pershing and Senator Lodge spoke
when the Somme and the Wheaton ar
rived. July 10, 1921, with 7,000 dead.
The last cargo of bodies arrived in
Brooklyn, in April, 1922, on the Cam
bral. On that occasion, the body of
Private Charles W. Graves, Company
M. One-hundred and Seventeenth in
fantry, Thirteenth division, was borne
on a caisson through the streets, lined
with silent throngs, to the army base,
where simple ceremonies marked the
Hose of the last public demonstration
for America’s returned dead.
Clarence De Mar, Winner of 25-Mile
American Marathon Race, In
terested In Boy Scouts.
Clarence H. DeMar of Melrose,
Mass., winner of the 25-mfle American
L'*** -k'
. ... u
Marathon race,
got some of his
endurance as a
I o n g-d Is t a nee
runner while run
ning toward Ber
lin in 1918, and
h e undoubtedly
acquired a good
deal of his agil
ity and sureness
of foot while
dodging Fr 11 z’»
missiles. De Mar
finished fourth in
a long-distance race between the men
of the A. E. F. and the other allied
nations in the Pershing stadium i»
His chief interest, however, does
aot seem to be in racing, but in the
welfare of a troop of boy scouts of
which he ha. 3 been in charge for sev
eral years.
Ten Years to Displace the Blue.
It will require about ten years to
•lothe all French troops In khaki de
spite the efforts of the higher council
of war to equip all brunches of the
French army In uniforms of that
color. Tlie horizon blue and steel
tray cloth on hand must be used up
ind it will take tan years to, do it,
die ministry of war declares.

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