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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
Great Britain Also Asks Franco for
Cancellation of War Debt; Look
to America
Paris. —The reduction of the German
Indemnity to 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.”
Head of Northwest Shopmen Says Set
tlement in His Territory Possible;
Big Loss Threatens Fruit
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
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
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,
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
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*.
To “Go As Far As Necessary" In Keep
ing Interstate Traffic
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
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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
tCopy for Thia Department Supplied by
the American Legion New* Service.)
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
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
This year, the American Legion in
all parts of Texas took part in the cel-
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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.
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.”
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,

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