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HUGE MAN HUNT FOLLOWS BATTLE VIRGINIA OFFICERS SEEK HUN- □ REDS ON CHARGE OF MUR DER; SITUATION TENSE DEPUTIES SCOURING COUNTRY Sheriff and Three Others Known to Have Been Killed In Engagement With Mob Concealed In Hille; Full Toll Unknown Wellsburg, W. Va.—With 43 prison ers In custody, three In Wheeling hos pitals, 15 In the Ohio county Jail, and 25 In jail here, deputy sheriffs armed with 200 "John Doe” warrants charg ing murder scouring the country as far as the Pennsylvania border, and a large force of state police and deputies guarding the striking miners’ tent col ony at Cllftonvllle, where a battle be tween a sheriffs force and a large crowd of men resulted In the deaths of at least four men and the wounding of others, the situation In Brooke county Is tense. Pour known dead whose bodies lay In the morgue here, were mute testi mony of the gun fight which raged for more than an hour around the Clinton mine of the Richland Coal company at Clintonville 10 miles away. Sheriff H. H. Duval, who led his little band of deputies against a large crowd of men, said to have crossed from the union coal field of Pennsylvania, Is among those dead. Rumor persisted that the bodies In the morgue by no means represented the total casualties of the fight, but none of the deputy sheriffs would con firm reports that numbers of men had been shot down and their bodies dragged through the woods by their companions. ALLIES D’SCUSS REDUC- TION IN GERMAN PAT Great Britain Also Asks Franco for Cancellation of War Debt; Look to America Paris. —The reduction of the German Indemnity to 50.000.000.000 gold marks from the present total of 132,000,000,- 000 and the cancellation of the French debt to England Is the basis of a solu tion of the reparations question now being seriously discussed by French and British officials. Although the scheme has not yet of ficially ranched the reparations com mission, members of the latter have discussed the details. The suggested solution has the henrty support of British officials, who have been urging its acceptance by the French officials, It was an nounced. The British decided to push the plan when It was definitely determined that the United States was not In a mood to discuss cancellations of the allied debt. It was learned. Supporters of the scheme hope America will follow the lead after she has had the chnnce to observe the good which may result from even a partial writing off of the war debts. British officials have Informed the French that their plan would bring about a radical change In the present European situation. HARDING BIDS WORK RESUME Washington. —Bituminous coal mine operator* were “Invited” by President Harding at the White House “to re turn to your mine properties and re sume operations." after they had re plied to the president’s tender of arbi tration for settling the national coal strike with a collective offer to put their properties and their service at the disposal of the government “In this crisis." Tariff Moves Slowly Washington.—The senate Is moving slowly with the administration tariff milt, becoming Involved tn several con troversies over rates In the cotton schedules. Senator Ecnroot. Republi can. Wisconsin, continues bls fight against the duties proposed, but has been unsuccessful In his efforts to have the committee rates cut down. Wealth Hit By LaFollette Milwaukee. Wis. —Predatory wealth hns reached “undreamed of propor tions” and has dominated the disarma ment congress, the tariff and other Republican legislation, United States Senator Robert M. LaFollette. stated In opening his campaign for renomln atlon here. To Construct Largest Steamers Norfolk, Vn. —Homer L. Ferguson of the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry dock company declares that he hns been negotiating with parties who plan to build two LOOO-roat passenger steamers, the largest In the world. Harding Proclaims Ratification Washington. Announcement has been made by the state department that President Harding has proclaimed ratification of the Yap treaty nego tiated between the United States and Japan during the armistice. MYSTERIOUS FIRE DEFIES FIGHTERS Three Missing in New York Warehouse Conflagration. Greenwich Artists Give Aid New York.—A stubborn, puzzling, warehouse fire in the Greenwich Vil lage section of the city broke out and was still blazing after nearly 4,000,000 gallons of water had been played on the flames from 40 hose lines. With the flames checked but not conquered, investigation showed that two firemen had been killed, three more were missing, about 15 persons had been taken to hospitals seriously Injured and more than 175 had received first aid treatment at three emergency stations opened by the Red Cross. In addition, about 500 families were driv en from their homes in the Bohemian quarter, and were barred by the police from returning, lest the warehouse walls collapse. The outstanding feature of the fire was the mysterious, pungent black smoke that rolled out of the building soon after the first of the blasts. It came in never ending clouds, set tling down'about the base of the store house and blinding the fighters so that they could not see the flames they were combating. Though a mid-sum mer sun blazed down the firemen found It black as midnight and rigged great searchlights in their effort to pierce the enfolding darkness. Baffled as to the cause of the fire, experts of the city sought to solve the mystery. The whole quarter was thrown into a panic with the first blaze. After the first terror of the explosions had sub sided the “villagers” began co-operat ing with the authorities in relief work. While chemists studied the flames to determine what was causing the heavy smoke and filling test tubes with water pouring from the burning build ings for purpose of analysis, the artists threw open their studios to exhausted firemen. WAR DEPARTMENT WILL RETIRE 2,615 OFFICERS Reduction Required in Current Appro priation Bill; Most Effective Officers Retained Washington.—Regulations to govern the separation of hundreds of regular army officers from the active service before the end of the year, as required by congress in the current appropria tion bill, have been made public at the war department. “In accomplishing the required re duction,” the circular states, “the In terests of the government will be para mount to those of individuals. It Is essential that only the most effective officers be retained.” The regulations 'direct that so far as practicable, all separations and re commissions, be completed by Dec. 15. It is estimated that more than 1,700 colonels, majors, captains and first lieutenants must be discharged, retired or otherwise separated from the ser vice. Officers selected for elimination who have had less than 10 years commis sion service, but more than 30 years service, including that in the ranks, will be given the option of discharge with a year’s pay, retirement us war rant officers, or reduction to the rank of warrant officer. Subsidy Bill Dangerous Washington. The administration ship subsidy bill was attacked in the senate by Senator Fletcher, Democrat, of Florida, former chairman and now ranking minority member of the senate commerce committee, who said “the bill had provisions for subventions, indirect subsidies and direct subsidies on a scale never before contemplated.” The Florida senator added that in hI.E opin ion it would at this time “be a mistake and most unfortunate for the country to enact them into laws.” Government Expenditures Decrease Washington.—Ordinary expenditures of the government during the fiscal year just closed fell off by $1,393,000,- 000, as compared with the previous year, while public debt disbursements showed a decline of $2,131,000,000, ac cording to a statement of classified expenditures of the 12 months ended June 30, issued by the treasury. New Chinese Nation Near Money Crash Peking, China. —President LI Yuan- Hung’s administration will be unable to weather the present financial crisis. Minister of Finance Tung Kang has predicted. With the treasury empty, the finance minister closed the doors of his department and announced that they would remain closed until funds could be found. Standard Cuts OH Price Chicago.—A 2-cent reduction in the price of gasoline and a 1-cent cut in the price of refined oil has been an nounced by the Standard OH company of Indiana, effective in the 11 central western states served by the company. President Will Not Recall Congress Washington.—At present there is no prospect of a call by the president re convening the house before the expira tion of its recess Aug. 15, it was said, unless some situation arises “requir ing it.” NEGOTIATIONS AT STANDSTILL PRESIDENT INTERVENES IN EF FORT TO SECURE AN AGREE- MENT; TROOPS REQUESTED MAINTENANOEN IN CHECK Head of Northwest Shopmen Says Set tlement in His Territory Possible; Big Loss Threatens Fruit Growers Chicago.—Peace negotiations to end the shopmen’s strike are temporarily at a standstill following separate con ferences between shopcrafts leaders, railway executives and railroad labor board members. Executives of western railroads de clared they would not agree to any plan inconsistent with the labor board’s decision but were willing to attend any meeting or hearing to effect a settle ment in line with the board’s rulings. E. F. Grable, head of the mainten nance of way organization, after a conference with President Hardh.g, said there would be no immediate walk out of his organization Chairman Cummins, of the Inter state Commerce commission, said hear ings would be started soon looking to ward a revision of the transportation act. TVoops '"ere requested at San Ber nardino, California, to protect railroad property there. The third week of the railway shop men’s strike c/]>ened with peace nego tions practically at a stand still fol lowing separate conferences between rail executives, union heads and rail road board members, when the differ ences were described as ‘fundamental.’ After a conference with President Harding. E. F. Grable, head of the, maintenance of way organization, Rtiid ther£ was no prospect of an immediate authorization of a strike of his 400.000 men, but added that 48 hours might change the situation. According to a White House statement concerning the meeting, Mr. Grable brought to the president the first official protest that railroads are ignoring decisions of the labor board and expressed the opinion that proper conferences would end in settlement. Troops were requested st San Ber nardino, Calif., to protect railroad property and representatives of Secre tary of War Weeks and Governor Neff of Texas, were investigating the need for troops at Denison, Texas. Dis orders occurred at Scranton, Pa., where one man was shot, and at Ennis, Texas. ENORMOUS LOSS CAUSED BY TORNADO IN IOWA Shattered Wire Service Precludes Re port of Extent; Is Known To Be Heavy Des Moines, lowa.—A storm of tor nado proportions struck Boone and surrounding territory, according t o meager reports received here. It was reported that a cyclone hit the town of Ogden, 20 miles east of Boone. Tele graph and telephones are down in this section. Colfax was in the path of the storm. At Colfax, 20 miles east of Des Moines, a number of buildings were blown down, and all windows in the business block were broken according to reports. Weather bureau reports Indicate that the storm caused considerable damage to crops. The rain, described as the heaviest In recent years, lasted only a few minutes. It was accompanied by severe lightning. Telephone reports from the vicinity of Boone, 35 miles northwest of Des Moines, stated that a score or more persons were slightly Injured when automobiles in which they were riding were blown Into ditches. Ford Will Not Change Offers Washington.—The meeting of the senate agricultural committee called for the purpose of obtaining final statements from bidders on their of fers to develop the government’s nitrate and power project at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, failed to bring forth any modifications by Henry Ford of the proposal he has made to purchase and lease the properties, it was an nounced. Ford to Open Mexico Plant Washington.—The Ford Motor com pany plans the establishment of a large plant for the assemblng of its cars in Mexico, according to advices received here from Mexico City. Germany in Bad Shape Washington.—German economic con ditions are bad, France is marking time, and Austria shows some signs of improvement, according to reports to the commerce department from its representatives in those countries. Warning Against Fake Booze Blanks Washington.—A warning to be on the watch for n new counterfeit physicians’ prescription blank for prescribing liquor, being circulated In certain parts of the country, has been went to all fed eral prohibition director*. D. S. MARSHALS II) KEEP MAILS MOVING To “Go As Far As Necessary" In Keep ing Interstate Traffic Clear New York. —First reports of sabot age on railroads in the New York dis trict caused federal authorities to dep utize 200 guards for the mails and pre pare to arm 1,000 others. United States marshals in New York and northern New Jersey were author ized by Attorney General Daugherty to "go as far as necessary” in keeping Interstate traffic clear. Reports of at tempts to damage locomotives on the Lackawanna, and instances -where whole freight trains were held up by slashed air-brake connections, spurred government officials to recruit depu ties for strategic points on all of the eleven mail-carrying lines entering the city. The situation was reported well In hand but executives of the roads most seriously threatened by the strike urged United States marshals to have deputies on hand for any emergency. Deputies sworn In were Instructed to "remember, you are not supposed to protect railroad property all along the lines. Your job is to see that United States mall and Interstate trains ar® not interfered with.” SYSTEM PLANNED TO MUG RUM RUNNERS Plan Provides for Forwarding to Peace Officers Descriptions of Law Violators Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.—Plans for a system whereby identification of liquor runners, drug peddlers and other violators of feieral law«» would be exchanged by pence officers of Pacific northwestern states and Can adian provinces were adopted by the Northwest and Idaho associations of sheriffs and police officers nt the-con cluding session of their Joint confer ence here. The plan as presented by Luke 8. May of Seattle, president of the North west association, provides for compil ing and forwarding to every peace of ficer descriptions of all such law vio lators known to be operating In the ter rltory. , Prohibition In the northwestern states has proved a paying proposition, the convention was Informed by O. H. P. Shelley, federal prohibition enforce ment officer for Montana. He declared every department was more than pay ing for Itself and that revenue of more than fifty million dollars In fines and confiscations Is expected to be realized during 1922 according to prohibition directors. Pilot and Two Passengers Killed Los Angeles.—W. H. Robinson, avi ator, and two men passengers wera burned to death here when the air plane In which they were riding caught fire and fell. The passengers were young business men. T%e pilot, who was SO, was a veteran of the World war. The accident occurred at the grounds or an aviation company which makes a business of taking passengers up for short pleasure flights. The plane had reached an altitude of about 1,500 feet and Robinson was looping the loop, when the wings col lapsed. Britain Wil! Pay Debt to U. S. London. —The world’s financial sltu uatlon was still serious but Great Brit ain Is stronger financially now than at any time since the armistice. Sir Robert Horn, chancellor of the ex chequer, declared In an address In the house of commons when the finance bill on Its third reading was discussed. He said that at the present rate of exchange England’s debt to the United States reached 938,000,000 pounds sterling. Woman Admits Identity Tucson, Arlz. —The woman who gave her name to police officials here as Clara McGuyer. after she had been taken Into custody while aboard an eastbonnd Sunset Limited, has nd mltt<Nl that her real name was Mrs. Clam Phillips. The woman was placed under arrest on advices from Los An gnips which stated that she was wanted In connection with the killing of Mrs. Alberta Meadows. Boy Wins Over Veterans Glencoe, 111. —Gene Sarazeri of Pitts burgh, a little 21-year-old native born American of Italian descent, pushed his way out In front of the world’s great est golfers, many of them old enough to be his father and won the national open golf championship with a score of 238 for 72 holes of play, lasting two days. Four Grown; Ship Sinks Seattle.—Four seafaring men lost their lives and the steam schooner Henry T. Scott was sent plunging to the bottom of the Strait of Juau De Fuca, when the Scott and the big freighter. Harry Luckenbnch, crashed. A. F. of L. Behind Striking Unions Washington.—Th® American Federa tion of Labor stands squarely behind the striking railroad shopmen and will do everything within the law and Its power to assist the vartoun unions, according to Samuel Gcwpem SHORT WYOMING NEWS ITEMS Lieut. Col. Janies Longstreet of the Thirteenth cavalry regiment died of heart failure at Fort D. A. Russell while participating in a cavalry review. Colonel Longstreet plunged from his horse and was dead when picked up. The Sheridan County Fair will be held in Sheridan September 4, 5 and G. Twelve thousand dollars in prizes and premiums are to be awarded. The fair board has opened permanent head quarters in the court house, with C. S. Mills in charge as secretary. Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s most famous geyser, has slightly changed the period of its eruptions. Accord ing to the observations of the park naturalist and the rangers, the geyser now spouts on an average every 64.6 minutes. Last year the average period was sixty minutes. Frank Kitzenberger, who has led the life of a hermit for thirty years on squatters’ land near Sheridan, ended the lives of his four horses and then turned a gun on himself. His body was found lying among the carcasses of the animals. Little is known of Kitzenberger. He was believed de ranged. Five cooks and waiters, shipped to Casper from Omaha by an employment agency of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad, were mistaken for shopmen’s strike breakers and thrown out of the laborers’ camp by railroad employes. Two were beaten and all handled roughly until the situation was ex plained. David Aiplanaip, lessee of the Hold en ranch at Fontenelle, was bound over to the District Court in the Jus tice of the Peace Court at Kemmerer, after a preliminary hearing on the charge filed by F. J. Pomeroy of hav ing tampered with the brands of ten head of sheep belonging to the latter and being run by Orval Allen. Marjorie, the IS-months-old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Millard of Lander, was drowned when she fell into a rain barrel. The child was playing about the home unnoticed by its parents. When it did not appear for several minutes ' a search was started and the baby’s body found pitched head first in several gallons of water. W. M. Palmer, Casper plumber, and Thomas O’Donnell, drayman, were burned to deatii on the Yellowstone highway near Casper, when the auto mobile in which they were riding turned over and caught fire. Court Martin and C. A. Baughan were less seriously injured and were able to crawl from beneath the car when it turned turtle. Copies of the program and rules of the Wyoming State Fair, which will bp held at Dougins Sept. 12, 13, 14 and 15 under the direction of the State Board of Charities and Reform, are be ing received from Secretary Otto H. Bolin. The program this year includes a larger number of divisions and prizes than ever before. In addition to the program the book contains a brief review and history of Wyoming writ ten by State Immigration Commis sioner Charles S. Hill. J. C. Stewart, cashier of the First National bank of Basin, has instituted suit in District Court for SIO,OOO dam ages against S. J. Hardison, manager of the E. G. Lewis Oil Company. The petition alleges that the defendant made defamatory statements regard ing the plaintiff in Casper, Wyo., rela tive to the closing of the Big Horn bank at Basin sometime since, alleg ing that the plaintiff was responsible for the failure. The case will be tried at the next term of court at Basin. A last word in publicity Is being got ten out by the Frontier Days commit tee this year in announcing the "Dad dy of them all” here the last week In July. Tlie advertising consists of a button telling of the big celebration In addition to the automobile banners al ready gotten out. "Dismissed defendant deceased.” This entry on the docket of the Dis trict Court of Lincoln county ended the case of Mrs. Annie Richey, the on ly woman convicted In Wyoming of cattle "rustling.” This was the date on which Mrs. Richey was to have been arraigned for re-sentencing to from one to six years in the peniten tiary. She was murdered, however, late in May. Guilty of harboring wheat rust, is the verdict of Aven Nelson, president of tlie University of Wyoming at Lara mie, who recently Inspected the bar berry hedge at City park in Cheyenne. Dr. Nelson judgment of the shrubbery by the city coniniM oners of Cheyenne when many complaints were received that the barberry was a detriment to the wheat crop raised in Laramie county. The hedges will be removed. Sheridan was the city chosen for the thirty-sixth annual conclave of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar, of Wyoming, and for the fifteenth an nual convvcuuun of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, of tide state, at their yearly meeting at Thermopolis July 12 and 13. Fourteen oilers, stationary engi neers, stationary firemen, turntable employes, ash pit mon and coal chute men joined the striking shopmen of the Union Pacific In Laramie, in re sponse to the call for a strike from the general officers of the union. WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1922. AMEMffiN LEGION tCopy for Thia Department Supplied by the American Legion New* Service.) PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE SOUTH Capt. George Shuler Passes Com mand of Marines in Parade to South Carolina Officer. Proving that the Civil war formed a nation and that the sons of the Confederacy and the Union hold no malice, Capt. George K. Shuler of Lyons, N. Y.. whose forebears wore the Union blue, thought that it would be most appropriate that a Southern er should take his place as com mander of the marines In the V s 1 V. •'fi parade at the unveiling of the Grant memorial. Accordingly, he selected Capt. Thomas P. Cheatham of South Carolina, whose folk fought against Grant in the struggle between the states for the honor. Shuler had a notable record with the marines during the war. He re ceived the Croix de Guerre, Navy medal. Distinguished Service medal and citations from Marshals Foch and Petain, General Pershing and General Lejeune. THE SAN JACINTO DAY FLOAT legionnaires' Display Proves Prize winner at the Anson (Tex.) Cele bration Held April 21. Outside of the Lone Star state, peo ple don’t do much celebrating on San Jacinto day. Down in Texas, however, the school children and everybody else take a holiday on April 21. It Is the anniversary of the battle of San Jacin to, where Col. Sam Houston, with 750 soldiers, put to flight 5,000 Mexicans ind took General Santa Anna and other notables of the Mexican army captive. This year, the American Legion in all parts of Texas took part in the cel- AA r gjA«■ < _«oionnalr®s* Prlz® Float. ebration of Colonel Houston’s victory. The Legionnaires’ float In the parade at Anson took first prize for being the best decorated of the scores that were seen on San Jacinto day. FOCH PRAISES AMERICAN WAY Prld® of France Well Pleased With Enthusiastic Welcomes Through out the Country. Marshal Foch of France, has given to Commandant de Mlerry, formerly of his staff, the task of writing the Impressions of the generalissimo on Ms recent visit to America as the guest of the American Legion. Marsha) Foch has made it a life-long rule not to write for publications of any sort. In speaking of his trip across the American continent, Marshal Foch said: "There was always the same enthusiasm, the same warmth, all through the weeks that I travelled, no matter whether we were in the West, the North, the South or the East. No matter what the weather, thousands of men, women and children were al ways ready with a cordial greeting.” The Marshal paid an especially high tribute to the “cordiality and friend ship of the American Legion,” which he said, "rendered easy the Journey of more than 26,000 kilometers in forty five days.” OBSERVE LEE-GRANT BIRTHS American Legion Requests Commemo ration on Both Sides of Mason- Dixon Line. Observances by posts of the Ameri can Legion on both sides of the Mason- Dixon line of the birthdays of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. U. 8. Grant lias been requested by the national headquarters of the Legion. Legion posts in Northern states co-operated with the G. A. R. in the celebration of Grant's anniversary on April 27. The birthday of General Lee will be ob served January 29, 1923. The Legion’s celebration of the birth of these two men, not as Northerner and Southerner, but as great Ameri cans, will be "an effective argument that all sectionalism is burled and that the glory of the nation is the chief concern of every patriotic citizen,’* Lemuel Bolies, adjutant of the Legion, declares.