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ROADS REFUSE PEACE PARLEY BELIEF IS THAT MERE OPENING OF DISCUSSIONS LONG STEP TOWARD AGREEMENT ROADS WILLING TO RESPOND Leave Door Open for Settlement Through Railroad Labor Board. —Case Thrown Back Into Lap of Arbiters Chicago.—While flatly refusing to meet the leaders of 400.000 striking shopmen to discuss peace proposals, railway executives have left open the door for a settlement of the strike through the United States Railroad Labor board. Immediately after reach ing an agreement with the heads of the four” brotherhoods not to require their members to do any of the work of striking shopmen, (be execu tives began consideration of a peace program submitted to them by Ben W. Hooper, chairman of the labor board, after a'conference with B. M. Jewell, head of the shopmen’s organization. Their answer, in the form of a letter addressed to Mr. Hooper, asserted that the strike was called In defiance of the board. Also that any conference between the executives and the strikers would not be “permissible or tolerable,” as It would place the carriers In the position of seeking to find means to subvert the decision of the board. “A prompt recall of the strike or der,” the letter added, however, “would permit the resumption of former meth ods of conference and permit the con sideration of any matters which repre sentatives of employes might desire to submlti” The willingness of the roads, how ever, to respond promptly to any sum mons by the labor board to any further hearing that may be called in connec tion with this subject In event the board should determine on that coarse, was expressed by the executives. In railway circles the belief was ex pressed that the mere opening of ne gotiations was a long step toward a peaceful settlement and that the recent moves had resulted In throwing the case back Into the lap of the labor board In the exact position In which it had rested when Mr. Jewell had al lowed a strike order to go Into effect on July 1. SIX AHE KILLED: FORK ARE INJURED IN WRECK M. P. Flyer Half Hour Late Crashes Into Freight Train Near Kansas City Kansas City.—Six persons were killed and 40 Injured, most of them seriously, when the Missouri Pacific Scenic Limited Flier, west bound, from St. Louis to California, collided head on with a freight train near here. The filer, running half an hour late, left St. Louis at 9 o’clock in the morn ing. after connecting with a Pennsyl vania fast train from New York and Philadelphia. Most of the passengers were from the east, a railroad official said. Misunderstood orders are believed to have been the cause of the wreck. Ac cording to the rules of the road, a freight train must seek a siding 15 minutes before a passenger is due, re gardless of other orders. It Is be lieved the fact that the train was late confused ‘he men In charge of the freight train. A railway mall car, the baggage car, the smoking car and a chair car of the passenger train were wrecked. The smoker was telescoped for two-thirds of Its length. None of the sleeping cars or the diner left the track. Eight Youths Killed In Explosion Watertown, N. Y.—Eight children, ranging In age from 11 to 16 years, were blown to pieces by the explosion of a 75-milllmeter shell or. the back porch of a house In Dimmick street. The children were playing croquet In the back yard. The shell Is believed to have been set off by the sun or to have been struck by one of the victims with a croquet mallet. The shell was supposed to be a “dud” and had been kept as a souvenir. SI,OOO Reward Offered For Information Chicago.—Attorney General J. Brun dage has offered a reward of SI,OOO for Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons who committed murder and assault In con nection with the strike of coal miners In Williamson county, (Herrin) 111. Elka Meet Next at Atlanta, Ga. Atlantic City, N. J. Atlanta, Georgia, was selected as next year’s meeting place for the Grand Lodge of Elks at a recent session of the annual reunion of the organization. Float Vessels That Hit Shore Seattle, —The Steamships Wllamette and Northland, which went ashore dur ing a heavy fog overhanging the strnit of Jaun De Fuca, were floated, and proceeded to Seattle under their own power. Both are reported practically undamaged. HOLD-UP HALTS EDITORS’ SPECIAL Visitors Given Wild West Show and Feed; Cheyennes Entertain With Tribal Ceremony Mlles City.—Replete with thrills and the staging of a holdup of the special train carrying the members of the Na tional Editorial association, that ag gregation of publicists was greeted on their arrival here on their first extend ed stop in the state of Montana, in the spirit of the west. The preliminary reception being the special train “holdup” by Montana men, “Bill” Coleman, “Hell-Roarin” A. G. Jon(«, Smith White, well-known cowboys o ftbe ranges, and "Wirt” W. H. Newcom, with “Al” Leighton as train flagger, who entered the train and ordered “hands up”. Many of the easterners at first thought it was the real thing. Porters notified the passengers of the Invasion and prospective "frisking”, and a num ber are reported to have begun to hide their valuables at once. Following the “holdup” a number of the editors were taken from the train and given a ride In the old Deadwood coach. The holdup was staged about three miles outside the city, and on the ar rival of the train here, the members of the association were taken in auto mobiles to the fair grounds, where a wild west show was presented. A chuck wagon feed followed. A ride through historic Fort Keogh af forded pleasure to the guests. During the early evening a band of Cheyenne Indians arrayed in their colorful regalia entertained the visit ors with tribal dances in the tourist camping grounds. Tribal adoptions were conducted. The tribal adoptions were conducted with all the tribal pomp and ceremony peculiar to the Cheyenne tribe. TO REDUCE BERLIN’S NEXT GOLD PAYMENT Next Installment 32 Million Marks.— Germany May Ack‘ Relief of Fur ther Payments During Year Paris.—The reparations commission has decided to relieve the German crisis to the extent of reducing the monthly installment of 50,000,000 gold marks, on the schedule of payment, to 32,000,000 gold marks. Germany had announced her willingness to pay the whole amount but the commission ruled that in view of the crisis the smaller figure was all that would be required. Credit to the amount of 106,000,000 gold marks was given to Germany on her reparations account for deliveries of dyestuffs made during the last few months to the Textile Alliance of America for the allies, and also for deliveries of coal which had been made to Luxembourg at the request of the allied governments. These credits were due Germany for some time and the officials thought the time oppor tune to allow them In view of German difficulties. Members of the repartitions commis sion spent all day discussing the Ger man crisis. The commission was expecting to receive a formal request from Germany for a moratorium In some form. Indi cations were that the German note would ask that Germany may be re lieved of all remaining payments this year. Coal Situation Marks Time Washington.—The coal strike situa tion is marking time pending decision of operators and miners as to accept ances of President Harding’s proposal for the fixing of a new wage scale by arbitration. The workers’ representa tives were delaying reply pending a de cision by the general policy committee of the union summoned to meet here. The operators group also withheld re ply pending opportunity for discussion of the plan. Mrs. Spreckles Gets U. 8. Post Washington.—Mrs. A. B. Spreckles, San Francisco, It was announced, has been appointed special representative of the department of labor and will In vestigate conditions among women In Industry in Europe. The appointment, it Is explained, is similar to that re cently of the late Lillian Russell- Moore of Pittsburg, who investigated Immigration conditions In Europe for the department. Must Work or Leave Homes Uniontown, Pa.—Wholesale evictions from coal company houses throughout the great Connellsville coke region will take place under an ultimatum ad dressed to striking miners by operators of the field. The strikers were noti fied that unless they return to work they must vacate the houses. Dover Resigns Poet Washington.—President Harding Is understood to have under consideration the resignation of Elmer Dover, of Ta coma, W’ash.. and formerly cf Ohio, as assistant secretary of the treasury In charge of customs and Internal revenue. 2,200 Clerks Join Walkout Cincinnati. O. —Clerks on the Chesa peake & Ohio railroad have voted to strike and have been given strike sanc tion, It was reported unofficially. It was said approximately 2,200 men are affected. TO PROTECT LIFE AND MOVE TRAFFIC ROADS ATTEMPT TO REOPEN SHOPS; EASTERN LINE CLERKS QUIT TROOPS CONTROL SITUATION Some Lines Cancel Passenger Trains; Men Fail to Answer Ulti matum to Return to _ Work Roanoke, Va. Members of the Brotherhood of Railway Celrks, Sta tion Employes and Freight Handlers on the Norfolk & Western railway have been ordered to walk out Chicago.—With Increasing numbers of state troops and emergency forces of United States deputy marshals on guard wherever outbreaks have been threatened, the government has an nounced that life and property will be protected, the malls continued and In terstate commerce not Interrupted de spite the strike of railway shopmen. After a conference with President Harding, Attorney General Daugherty said that additional deputy marshals had been authorized and that they would be sent wherever strike dis orders justified. Aside from a few clashes, the can cellation of some passenger trains on the shorter runs, and the reopening of shops In various sections of the coun try, there have been few developments which railway executives had expect ed to furnish the turning point of the strike because of the ultimatum of many roads that all strikers who did not return to work would forfeit their seniority rights. Little disorder was reported as the result of the efforts of the roads to reopen their shops. The Katy shops In Parsons, Kansas, the scene of rioting earlier In the strike, reopened under the protection of 300 national guardsmen with 150 non-union men on duty. UNITED STATES DATA SHOWS BIG 1922 CROP Promise to Shatter Average For Last Five Years.—Conditions Are Good ■Washington. Crops in general promise better harvests this year than their average for the last five years, forecasts of the department of agri culture, based on July 1 conditions, just issued, Indicate. Bumper crops of ■white and sweet potatoes and tobacco are forecast and most of the crops are larger than last year. With the ex ception of wheat, com and oats, acre age this year ranges from one to 22 per cent larger than those of 1921. Cora acreages are Increased this year In most of the corn belt states but in the cotton states decreases are shown, while in lowa, largest corn producing state, there Is a two per cent decrease and In Missouri a three per cent decrease. The crop In gen eral made good progress to July 1, ex cept in the southeast, where It has been neglected for cotton. Growth has been slow east of the Mississippi, but stands are good and fields fairly culti vated. Farther west rapid growth has been made. Subway Fire Traps 500 New York.—Trapped In a dark sub way tunnel 75 feet below the street and reeking with gas fumes and smoke, nearly 500 men, women and children, passengers on a train of the Inter borough Rapid Transit company, were converted into a frenzied, shrieking mob. Almost a third of its passengers were overcome before they could fight their way to safety. Three probably will die. Ask Receiver for D. A R. Q. Denver.—The New Yo-.-k Trust com pany, as trustee for adjustment mort gage bond holders, has filed a request for a receivership for the Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad in the federal district court At the same time suit to foreclose on $10,000,000 adjustment mortgage bonds Issued in May, 1912, was filed in the district Cuurt. France May Quit World Meet Paris. —Withdrawal of the French representatives from The Hague con ference owing to the attitude of the Russians is declared probable. Instruc tions sent to France's delegates by Premier Poincare are said to support this assertion. Idaho Medics In Convention Wallace, Ida.—Seventy-five members of the Idaho State Medical association, together with a number of nationally known specialists, have assembled here for the opening session of the associa tion’s annual convention. China Factions in Big Battle Canton, China. —Heavy firing has be gun In the direction of Whampoa, the scene of a duel recently between forts occupied by farces of General Chen Chiung Ming and Dr. Sun Yat Ben. GERMAN GOVERNMENT IS NEAHOLLAPSE Drastic Measures Are Adopted to Sup press Anti-Republic Move.— Blames Pessimism Washington.—The fall of the Ger man government is threatened, and stringent measures have been enacted for the protection of the Republican regime, the commerce department ad vised In a cablegram from Commercial Attache Herring at Berlin. Tire political crisis resulting from the assassination of Foreign Minister Rathenau, Mr. Herring reported, has aggravated the period of currency de pression inaugurated by the failure of the foreign loan negotiations, and the feeling now is general that Germany faces grave political complications, with the fall In exchange which has dropped to the lowest level in history. Berlin.—The decline in the value of the mark, apparently brought about by the assassination of Foreign Minister Rathenau and the consequent loss of confidence in the stability of the state, continues, despite the action of the government and the Relchbank in throwing great sums of foreign money on the market to stem the depreciation of German currency. Manufacturers are declared to be buying foreign money to purchase raw materials and the public Is following suit In order to unload marks. The Frankfurter Zeltung declares the collapse has been due not so much to foreign countries selling marks, as to Germans, vho, “In wild pessimism, fought to obtain foreign currency.” NATION IS STRIDING ONWARD TO PROSPERITY 52 of 65 Cities Show Increase In Em ployment; Huge Shortage in Harvest Fields Washington.—The United States Is “striding vigorously toward industrial prosperity” according to the economic summary for the month of June, is sued by the United States employment service of the department of labor. Employment Is Increasing, the sur vey said, despite unsettled conditions In the coal fields, cotton textiles in dustry and the railroad controversies. Os the Go leading cities of the coun try, 52 reported increased employment, while 13 reported decreased employ ment during June. Many difficulties, the department further stated, beset the handling of the labor supply for the harvest sea son In the big wheat belt in Texas, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota. The bureau was said to be receiving telegrams dally from Lincoln, Hastings and Syracuse, Nebraska, asking for hundreds of men. Polish War Will Embroil U. 8. Chicago.—Maj. Gen. George Bell, Jr., declared In a speech here that the present Polish situation Is the growing menace of another war that will draw In the United States. Hanford Mac- Nlder, national commander of the American Legion, another speaker, pledged every member of the 11,000 posts of the American Legion to take up arms again whenever called on. $2,000,000 For Near East Relief Los Angeles.—A million dollars In cash and 9,197,694 pounds of food and clothing valued at $1,000,000, have been donated to the relief of the famine sufferers In the near east by residents of California, Oregon, Washington, Ne vada, New Mexico, Arizona and Mon tana since June 1, 1921, according to an official statement Issued by the American Near East Relief. B”l to Accept Ford's Offer Washington.—Unconditional accept ance of Henry Ford’s offer for pur chase and lease of the Muscle Shoals projects, Including the government’s Interests in th * steam power plants at Gorges, would be provided under a bill Introduced in the senate by Senator Ladd, Republican, North Dakota. Fire Situation Improved Victoria, B. C. —The forest fire sit uation In British Columbia is Improved but continues “extremely critical,” ac cording to officials of the provincial forestry department Two hundred and ninety-one new fires, all small so far, are reported. Seeks Delay In Gold Payment Berlin. —The German government has started action which may result In absolving Germany from meeting the payment of 50,000,000 gold marks re quired by the allies July 15, In send ing delegates to Paris to confer with the reparations commission on the schedule of gold payments. Nlno*lnjured in R. R. Wreck Hutchinson, Kan.—Running at 40 miles an hour, eastbound Santa Fe train No. 4, ran Into an open switch at Burrton, 16 miles from here, wrecking the train and Injuring nine persons seriously. More Soldiers Than Before War Washington.—Germany laid before the Genoa conference figures showing that there are today under arms In Europe nearly 1,000,000 more soldiers than there were when It was on the verge of the World war in 1913. WYOMING STATE NEWS COMING EVENTS. July 25-28—Frontier Days Celebra tion, Cheyenne, Wyo. George W. Metcalf was chosen pres ident of’ the First National Bank of Lander at a meeting of the directors. He succeeds D. A. Randall, who has disposed of bls stock. Charles Erickson, 35. of Laramie, was Instantly killed one-half mile easl of Rock River when an automobile in which he was riding plunged over a twenty-foot embankment. Judge Melville C. Brown of the Po lice Court of Laramie fined his wife, Nancy Fillmore Brown, SI.OO for using water out of hours. Mrs. Brown ap peared In court. The judge paid the fine. Construction work has been started by the Yampa Development Company on its project of development in north western Colorado and the Snake river valley district of southern Wyoming. The initial work is being done on an Irrigation project. Charles Hysham, son of C. J. Hy sham, wealthy .ranchman of Moorcroft was killed near Sundance when ar automobile in which he was speeding overturned and pinned him under Death. His companion, named Sunder land, escaped without injury. The city council of Laramie has awarded to J. S. Schwartz of Colorado Springs, Colo., the contract for con necting Pope Springs with the city wa ter supply, and for laying new water mains at Soldier Spring for the pur pose of bringing the water direct from the spring to the mains. The fact that the large per cent of taxes gathered in the state goes to the schools, and that any effort to re duce taxation means the cutting down of education facilities, was emphasized in the talk made by Governor Robert D. Carey at the meeting of the Sheri dan County Farm Bureau in Sheridan. Herman B. Gates, former Wyoming state treasurer and more recently oil operator in Denver, has formed an in vestment company in his old home town of Worland, was shown in arti cles of incorporation filed with the secretary of state of Cheyenne. The name of the enterprise is the Gates Investment Company. His mind shattered, James Carroll, homesteader, residing at the head of Buffalo creek, in Sheridan county, kept vigil over tfie corpse of his bro ther, Mike Carroll, for two months be fore neighbors made the gruesome dis covery. When physical exhaustion overcame him, the demented man slept on the same bed beside the horrible, decomposing body of the dead man. A fight to have incorporation of the town of Manderson declared null and void on the grounds that at the time of recogintion the village did not have the required population of 150, was terminated in court at Basin when Judge Isley returned a ruling in favor of the’ defendants. The judge held that the town had enough people when Incorporated and that the proceeding wap entirely regular and legal. The suit was brought by the attorney gen eral in behalf of the state. Earl Felix Sturgeon, 13 years old, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sturgeon of Wheatland, was dragged to his death by his own saddle horse, while riding to his brother’s ranch at the edge of the Laramie plains. In un saddling his horse the reins, which were tied together, caught in his spur and before he could extricate himself the horse became frightened and bolt ed. Friends who witnessed the acci dent raced after the horse but young Sturgeon was dead before they could assist him. Dr. F. W. Beckman, who has beer In charge of the work of inspecting dairy cattle in the north end of Big Horn county, reported that he had con eluded the work of testing 1,176 cow* nt Deaver, Cowley, Byron, Kane anc Lovell, and that in all that numbei there had been found but three which shows tubercular signs and had to bt killed. The Texas Oil Company’s Wyoming refinery is to be located about two miles east of Casper, it was officially announced by Judge F. W. Freeman, in charge of the western division for the Texas Company at Casper, and ac tual work on the refinery will begin as soon as a few details about the land on which the plant is to be located have been ironed out Two new street cars of the one-man type have been purchased by the Cheyenne Electric Street Railway Company and will be put in operation on their line in Cheyenne during the latter part of August. The cars are of the type known as the Birney Safety Electric street railway cars. Their use will eliminate the necessity of using both a motorman and conductor as is done on the cars at present. L. A. Reed and J. 8. Reed have sold to the Midwest Refining Company 29.3 acres west of Laramie. Horne Bros, leased to the Gypsy Oil Company of Tulsa, Okla., a half section of land near Rock River, where the Tulsa con cern is’ preparing to drill a test well for oil. The ownership of the Torrlngtox Telegram has passed to F. S. Pavltt who comes from Greeley, Colo., wher< he has been In business for manj years. Pavltt is a staunch Republicar and the Telegram will continue to sup port the principles of that party. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1922. .Copy for Thia Department Supplied b> the American New Service.) THE MAN WITH DOUBLE BRAIN Hayward Thompson, Memory Shocked During World War, Writes With Both Hands. The majority of us do well to write legibly with either of our hands, but when a man Is found who can write with both hands slmuitane. ously, and more than that—when he can write for ward wIA one hand and back ward with the other, it is evi dent that he has a perfect right to the title of “Mys tery Man.” Hay- ward Thompson, an ex-service man in Denver, Colo., Is just such a man. Due to a severe Injury to his head, received during the war, he has what is known as a “double brain.” One side of this brain directs the writing of one hand while the other side gov erns the other hand. Thompson’s memory reaches back only to the time when -he left a hos pital some months ago. He remem bers nothing of his life before that time. It was through the veterans’ bureau that he established his iden tity as Hayward Thompson. Os his family, former friends, his work and home before the war and his activ ities during the war. he has been able to learn nothing. The veterans’ bu reau and the Colorado department of the American Legion have been mak ing every effort to help Thompson learn of his past. THE REAL UNKNOWN SOLDIER Child of Streets, Picked Up by Kind hearted brothers, Never Knew Who He Wai. Tragic though the story is of a sol dier whose identity was lost after his life had gone out on the field of battle and whose cross in Flanders simply says, “Unknown Soldier,” his story Is not shot through with such pathetic glory as is the story of a lad who never knew who he was and who gave his life for a country in wiiich he had never known a mother’s love or a father's pride. Every mother who does not know just where her son Is burled, weep. over the grave of the unknown soldier, thinking that per haps he is her son. Over the grave of the boy who has always been un known there are no mournei-s. A tiny bundle of humanity was picked up In a Baltimore street some twenty years ago; ft was a baby boy. When after a thorough search, no one was found who would claim him, be was taken to be reared by two broth ers, who gave him the name of Ed ward John Evangelist Smith. When he was old enough, they sent him to Mount Saint Mary’s school to be educated. In 1917, before the boy’s eduention was finished, a Marine re cruiting officer visited Mount Saint Mary’s. His story of the country’s need for men caused “Smith,” as he had come to be known, to enlist. He went overseas and took part in every engagement In which the Fifth regi ment of marines participated. On the morning on which the armistice was signed, one of the last German bullets flying claimed “Smithy” as its victim. Wells Hawkes, “Smithy’s” captain, has started a fund to erect a monu ment to “Smithy”; a child of the street, an unknown lad in school, the real unknown soldier I WOUNDED ON ARMISTICE DAY Buckeye Naval Officer Holde Dietl no tion of Being Injured in Action After Close of War. O. O. Rolf of Toledo, 0., holds the inlque distinction of being a United States naval offi- cer wounded In action after the signing of the armistice which closed the World war. As a naval lieutenant and ex ecutive officer of a merchant ship, Rolf was severe ly wounded when his ship was fired on by a German submarine as it left La Polls, France, on the afternoon of November 11, 1918. After several months in hospitals in England and on the continent, Rolf re turned to America and resumed the practice of law in Toledo. Soldiers Classed With Idiots. Soldiers and sailors, along with felons, idiots and insane people are denied the right of suffrage Ln certain states of the Union, it is pointed out by a writer in the American Legion Weekly. He quotes from the World Almanac, which saya that because of their occupation, soldiers and sailors are not allowed to vote in the follow ing states: Indiana, Missouri. Ne braska, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas and West Virginia.