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COAL MINE PEACE _AGAIN CALLED OFF HARDING TIPS HOUSE TO KEEP IN SESSION; MAY ASK R. R. CONTROL MAY ASK LEGISLATIVE ACTION Effort To End Both Strikes Being Foredoomed To Fail; Telegrams Ask “Rejection" Presi dent's Offer Washington.—President Harding has asked congressional leaders, In view of the Lienaclng Industrial situation arising from coal and rail strikes, to hold the house, r>ow in recess, continu ously in session along with the senate. The prospect was that, falling early settlement of the labor controversies, the administration might call for leg islative action to enable the govern ment to cope with conditions which thus far have failed to react favorably to efforts on the part of the executive. Suggestions were advanced that con gress might be asked to authorize re sumption of federal control over the railroad systems should President Harding find it impossible to termin ate the strike satisfactorily, with the further possibility that direct legisla tion amending the transportation act might be sought to make the Kailroad Labor board decisions in wage matters binding upon managements and em ployes. Tl?‘re also was a proposal in some quarters that jurisdiction might be riven the board by law over differ ences which arise during the strike, as lid the present seniority issue. Meanwhile, the leaders of all union organizations in the transportation field began to gather in Washington for a conference to determine the re iponse which shall be made to Presi dent Harding’s latest offer of a settle aient basis for the seven railroad anions now on strike and to determine is well,, according to statement of those who will participate, what joint ar co-operative action the labor forces shall take in case the president’s offer is rejected. B. M. Jewell, chairman of the group t»f officers of the striking unions, de plored that he had received hundreds of telegrams from locals of the shop crafts, “telling us to reject the presi dent's offer and not a single one asking Its acceptance.’’ SUGAR TARIFF DEAL SHAVES BEET PLEA Senate Sets 3.2 Cents Duty; Refuses Bounty Os $9,500,000 To Pot ash Producers Washington.—The senate has ap proved an Increase of three-tenths of a cent a pound in the tariff on sugar; rejected a plan for a government bounty of $9,500,000 for domestic pot ash producers, and rescinded its for mer action In voting an impost of two cents a pound on white arsenic. Pot ash and white arsenic were placed on the free list. The sugar rate of 2.3 cents a paund was a compromise between the 2.5 cents duty urged by Louisiana cane and western beet sugar producers, and the 2 cents proposed by the house and approved by the finance committee majority. It is three-tenths of a cent above the tariff in the existing emer gency act and 1.05 cents above that in the Underwood act. The compromise was offered by Sen ator Smoot, of Utah, ranking Republi can on the finance committee, and was accepted by the same vote as that by which the senate rejected the 2.5 cents duty, 37 to 35. Three Indicted for $1,000,000 Graft Washington.—lndictments have been returned by the special grand jury in vestigating alleged war frauds against Ernest C. Morse, Everly M. Davis and Alexander W. Phillips. The three men, all of whom live in New York, were charged In the indictment with having defrauded the government out of more than $1,000,000 in connection with the sale of the war-built Old Hickory Powder plant, near Nashville, Tenn. Record Corn Crop Forecast Washington.—Bumper crops In gen »ral this year, resulting from highly favorable growing conditions during July, were Indicated by the govern ment’s August crop report, just Issued. A 3.000.000,000 bushel corn crop, for the fourth time In the history of farm ing In the United States, was fore cast. Revolutionists Doomed By Soviets Moscow.—Fourteen of the 34 social revolutionists accused of high treason against the Soviet government have been sentenced to death.. Among the condemned are several of those who turned reformers. Dr. Crane Will Head University Laramie, Wyo. - Arthur Griswold Crane, of Edinboro. Pa., has been elect ed president of the University of Wyo ming. Dr. Crane will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. Aven Nelson. HEAR-STRIKES BEGIN TYINGJJPSANTA EE Big Four Men Bottle Up Trains and Balk At Moving Them While Guards Remain On Duty Los Angeles.—Members of the en gineers, firemen, conductors and train men brotherhoods on several far west ern divisions of Santa Fe lines have notified railroad officials here that they no longer would move trains through points where armed guards ire employed on railroad property. Railroad officials and officers of tlu* •our brotherhoods conferred here on means of settling the dlfferencec be ween them. From Bakersfield. Cal., it was re ported that ho trains were moving *ast over the road’s lines and brother load men there were quoted as saying hey had given the railroad 24 hours •ithin which to remove armed guards. Strategically, the checking of train lavements at Needles was admitted v railroad men to be a severe blow at he operation of the Santa Fa system, s Needles is the neck of the trans portation hottie, so far as the Santa "e Is concerned. It Is a desert town, nd all the trans-continental traffic of he Santa Fe system normally is •outed through it. If the brotherhoods make good their I treat-to halt all trains there, the situ tion would result in paralysis of the pstern lines within a short time. SENATE R SES AGAINST’ THE FLEXIBLE TARIFF ’’ropcsal To Let Executive Vary Rates Denounced As Astounding and Dangerous Washington.—Flexible tariff pro is’ons designed to carry out President 'landing's recommendation to congress ’ast December, met with such strong opposition In the senate that their fate ’n the voting that must come under he unanimous consent agreement, ap ipnred to be in doubt. It seemed to be fairly certain that ’ (‘fore they could be approved, they votild have to be modified to an even ■renter extent than proposed in a sub stitute for the original plan reported by the finance committee majority. Virtually all the Democrats and a num ber of Republicans, Including Chair nan Gooding and other lenders of the •grlcultural-tariff bloc, have indicated ’heir opposition to the provisions in ■my form, while others on the major ’ty side have insisted upon a sharp •urtallment of the broad authority the •ommitfcee has proposed shall be given •n the president. Under the committee substitute, the chief executive would be authorized to increase or decrease tariff rates w4th n a radius of 50 per cent if Invest!- at lon developed that such action were necessary to equalize “the differences n conditions of competition’’ in the nrlncipnl markets of the United States as between domestic and import ar ticles. To Umpire War Demands Washington.—Announcement that an agreement between the United States •nd Germany, providing for the deter mination of the amount of claims igainst Germany, signed in Berlin, has been made by the state department. The agreement provides for a claims commission to be composed of two commissioners and an umpire. Associate Justice Day, of the United States supreme court, it was announc ed. has been selected by President Harding ns umpire. He will have au thority to decide finally upon ques tions on which the two commissioners —one to be selected by each govern ment —may disagree. K. K. K. Leader Has Court Fit Jjos Angeles.—The trial of 37 re puted members of the Ku Klux Klan, alleged to have participated in a raid at Inglewood last April, halted abrupt ly, when Nathan A. Baker, former klengle for Los Angeles county and one of the defendants, collapsed in his chair and was carried in a stretcher from the courthouse. Baker was the admitted leader of the raiders. His explanation of the affair, made public before the trial, was that he was acting as an officer • f the law In an attempt to secure evi dence of the violation of live prohibi tion laws. Cellars Give Way To Tight Islets New York.—Tight little islands In the sea, personally owned and con trolled. are the newest retreats of Americans who seek to defeat the Volstead act. Many wealthy Ameri cans are buying or seeking to buy small Islands In the Bahaman terri tory, It is said. No Peace In Joliet Strike Joliet. 111. —A proposal which, it was hoped, would lend to settlement of the controversy between members of the "Big Four" brotherhoods of the Elgin, Joliet A Eastern railroad nnd the car rier ended with no agreement reached. Killed While Cleaning Revolver Missoula, Mont. —Rudolph Kurth. 43, was acc’dently shot here while clean ing nnd repairing a revolver. He ’bought the gun was not loaded nnd held the muzzle against his chest while tapping the trigger with a screw-driver. SAFETY EXCUSE HINT FOR TIE-OP CONFERENCE CALLED TO DRAW OTHER UNIONS INTO PRES ENT STRIKE HARDING OVERTURES FAIL Neither Side In Mood To Accept Peace Proposals; Strikers Forecast For mal Rejection.—Telegraphers Taking Strike Vote Washington. President Harding’s new proposes for ending the railroad shop crafts strike have met spoken re buffs from both railway and union leaders. In addition, the leaders of the strik ing unions have called into conference at Washington the heads of other unions connected with the railway ser vice. This call was accompanied by sug gestions by B. M. Jewell that the other unions will shortly find it necessary to “refuse to work on defective equip ment’’—adding that he did not expect strike action to be proposed at the general conference. At the Sfime time, the Railroad La bor board voted willingness to act upon the issue of seniority which now di vides the executives of the roads and their striking shop crafts; and 1,100 telegraphers on the Big Four road have begun taking a strike vote. As a “final call’’ from the govern ment for immediate settlement of the rail strike, President Harding com municated to railroad executives and heads of the striking shop crafts unions, proposals that the men be sent back to work, that the managements take them back, and that adjustment of the crucial seniority issue be left to decision of the Railroad Labor board. Though the president was said to consider this the only practical course the government' could take, union spokesmen, Indicating Its rejection, have summoned their associates to meet here to pass upon the proposal nnd called to Washington for general conference, the heads of all railroad labor organizations to consider meth ods of co-operation that might make the strike more effective. The rail executives have made no response to the White House, though press dispatches Indicate that they also will meet to frame a collective answer. TOLL OF TYPHOON IN CHINA 15 NOW 28,000 Lack Os Coffins Necessitates Burying Dead In Old Bags and Mat tress Covers Hong Kong.—The toll of the typhoon of August 2 at Swatow has now mounted to 28,000 dead. Coffins are lacking to provide decent burial for many and the bodies are being interred in gunnjtjsacks. The new figures on lives lost, almost tripling previous estimates, were con tained in a circular Issi&d by the Hong Kong branch of the Swatow chamber of commerce. The circular stated that 28,000 bodies of victims of the Swa tow disaster had already been ac counted for. Benevolent societies attempting to care for the dead, are using mattress covers and old bags as coffins for the myriad of dead could not be provided for Charitable organiza tions of Hong Kong are combining to organize effectual measures for the relief of the stricken city.. Another British steamer, In addition to the two previously reported ashore was bound from Hong Kong to Shang hai when she met the fury of the ty phoon and was wrecked, but her pas sengers were saved. Witness Against Conley Arrested Helena, Mont.—Frank Whitlock, con vict, star witness against Frank Con ley in the suit of the state against the former warden recently tried before Judge A. J. Horsky, is in jail in Butte for forging checks in the mining city while out of the penitentiary enjoying a little freedom. Whitelock’s term has not expired and legally he is still an inmate of the state prison. He has served two terms previous to the pres ent one for like offenses. Two Dry Agents Shot Kemmerer, Wyo.—Bombarded with bullets as they sat in a depot waiting room, two federal prohibition agents, James Kukules and Ralph H. Long, both of Cheyenne, were seriously wounded at Fossil station, 10 miles north of here. First Women Pickets Spokane.—Women pickets have been on duty at the Great Northern shops at Hillyard. This is said to be the first Instance of women being employed for work of this character In Spokane or vicinity. Typhoid Grips Miners’ Camp Uniontown, I’a. —With 50 cases of typhoid fever reported from tent col onies of miners of Fayette cdunty, health officials are working at top speed to prevent a further spread of the disease. DEBT AGONIES CALL ALLIES_TOCETHEB Great Britain Expects France To Bid Gold Brick On Reparations London. Allied statesmen have gathered in London for the opening of what is unanimously regarded as the most momentous conference since pence was concluded. The immediate concern of the con ference is the question of reparations and Germany’s request for a rorator lum, but since the delivery of the note of the Earl of Balfour, it is assumed that the quest loir of interallied in debtedness cannot be excluded from the discussions, especially as Raymond Poincare, the French prime minister, is credited with bringing to London a plan for the extinction of the German reparations bonds in exchange for a cancellation of the French debt to Great Britain. This plan meets with little sympathy in England, because It is contended that these German bonds, being admit tedly worthless. Great Britain would gain nothing, but, by forgiving the French debt, would lose the last weap on she possesses for bringing pressure to bear upon France on the question of armaments or on any policy in which France might run counter to British ideas. The situation is further compli cated by the ultimatum delivered to Germany concerning Germany’s pay ments on account of clearing house debts and the measure which France already has ordered taken in this con nection. POBTER SAVES THIRTY AS PULLMAN CM BURNS Railroad Officials Say Loss Os Life Averted By Prompt Action Seattle.—The lives of 30 passengers were Imperilled, one man was seriously injured and several other persons re ceived cuts, burns and bruises when the rear sleeper on the westbound Columbian flyer on the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul railroad was de stroyed by fire near Rye, 130 miles east of here. Railroad officials say loss of life was averted by the prompt action of William Wilson, the negro porter, who ran through the car awakening the sleeping passengers and helping them to safely. Wilson was given credit by the pas sengers also for saving the remainder of the train. Fighting his way through the screaming, fear-stricken passen gers, he reached the emergency cord. Almost before the train.had come, to a stop he was out and had uncoupled the car. By this time, the flames were sweeping the length of the coach. The cause of th* fire Is not definite ly known, but railroad officials say It probably resulted from a defective fuse. It started in the woman’s dress ing room and had made great headway before It was discovered. British Gunboat To Protect Victims Hongkong. The British gunboat, Magnolia, has proceeded to Swatow on the Chinese const, 250 miles northeast of here, to protect, from pirates, steam ers stranded in that vicinity ns a result of a recent typhoon. The typhoon was the worst in Swn tow’s history. The harbor there Is jammed with wreckage, amid which there are several bodies. Ships were washed ashore. Plane Dives Into Atlantic Jacksonville, Fla.—The plane in which Lieut J. IL Doolittle planned to attempt a transcontinental 24-hour flight, ran into the surf at Pahlo Beach here shortly after Che take-off. Lieut. Doolittle took the air planning to go to San Diego. A quarter of a mile from the starting point, the machine swerved downward and plunged into the Suspect Grave Hides Escape San Francisco. —Because they believe that “Big Joe” Furey, one time star of the confidence workers’ firmament, mny have deceived officials of the Texas prison where he Is supposed to have died recently, San Francisco of ficials plan to open n grave here, to ascertain whether a body therein is that of Furey. Fails To Heed Block Signal Sulphur Springs, Mo. —Failure of En gineer Matt Ginger Glonn to heed a block signal caused the rear-end col lision on the Mis-ouri Pacific here. In which 30 persons wore killed nnd 138 Injured, 25 seriously, according to John Cannon, assistant general manager of the road. Mathilde Is Chief Topic Paris Papers Paris. —-The French newspapers are devoting much space to stories nnd pictures or Mathilde McCormick. She Is called “the richest girl In the world,” and there Is much comment on her plain dress nnd modest deportment. Cost Os Living Going Up Washington.—Retail food prices In 15 out of 25 representative cities In the United States showed an Increase during the month from June 15 to July 15, the department of labor bureau of labor statistics has announced. SHORT WYOMING NEWS ITEMS Edna Roll, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F Roll of Arvada, was killed when she was caught under her horse. The Wyoming Gas Company’s well No. 1 was “spudded In’’ a few days ago on the Nelber Dome structure, twelve miles south of Worland. The Midwest Refining Company has the drilling contract. The first carload of head lettuce grown for export on the Laramie plain was loaded recently for Denver, where it may be diverted to St. Louis. It was sent forward in one of the newest of the Pacific Fruit Express cars. W. I. Rehr, Jr., of Casper, won the singles championship of Wyoming by defeating Roderick Tower, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2, in the finals of the state tennis tourna ment. Rehr is a former Colorado state and Denver city champion. The first fatality of the chicken hunting season was reported at Casper when the body of John F. Ryan, 29 years old, of Casper, was returned from Waltman, sixty miles west, where he died from a wound received by the accidental discharge of a shotgun In the hands of Leo Flynn of Waltman, a brother-in-law, at whose home he was visiting. That construction work on the Guernsey dam will be started within a short time —possibly less than ninety days—is an assurance resulting from a personal inspection of the proposed project by congressman Mondell, Ar thur P. D..vfs, director of the reclama tion service, and Andrew Weiss, gov ernment engineer, says the Wheatland Times. Goshen county should have a state agricultural college. In the opinion of E. O. Slnnard of Yoder, who Is a can didate for state representative of Goshen county, says tlie News. Sin mini. who recently announced his cun 'didiicy for representative., has prom ised, if elected, to work In'behalf of a state agricultural college to be locuted In Goshen county. Four hundred and sixty thousand ties cut during the winter at the for est camps of the Wyoming Tie and Timber Company are moving down the Big Wind river at a point twenty miles this side of Dubois in the annual drive. They will be brought to the rump al Riverton of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company for treating before being put lo truck use. Calvin Mathias, 32, operating en gineer at the Casper plant of the Na trona Power Company, wus electrocut ed aDi lied Instantly when lie grounded a strong current while mak- Irg repairs on the switchboard. Math ias, it was said by company officials, neglected to throw off the switch which world have protected him. His widow and two smull children survive him. The Wyoming Wool Growers’ Asso ciation, at its concluding session nt Sheridan adopted the report of its mar keting committee, recommending that Wyoming sheepmen continue and de velop their locul wool pools and that the state association uppolnt a com mittee to co-ordinate the work of the local pools and study the situation in relation to the eventual formation of a statewide pool. The period of stagnation thru which the Rawlins wool market has passed for the past month came to an end recently, when practically the entlr® unsold balance of the clip of 1922 passed from the growers’ hands to those of the dealers or middleman, says the Rawlins Republican. The av erage price secured was far below th® .June, this being due to a variety ol conditions, local, eastern and financial. Tumbling Into an abandoned well while on a visit to his grandfather’i place at Vaughan, Leonard Ray Hage man, 2-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs Ray Hageman, who reside north ol Torrington, drowned before his ab sence at the house was noticed. Th® well has been fenced, but the babj crawled thru. All bids were rejected for the clips offered at the sealed bld sale of the Lincoln county wool pool at Cokeville. The Hale was discontinued, because it was seen that buyers and growers were far apart in their ideas of values. The committee in charge of the pool is considering the proposition of con signing the million pounds to some eastern house to be graded and sold when the market is more favorable. Eight or ten of the eastern wool deal ers had representatives at the Hale. The high bid of 38% cents was made by Jeremiah Williams & Company of Boston. The high bld for the cheapest clip was 25% cents. Tlie prices offered averaged about one-half cent higher tiian was bld for the same clips when offered a month ago, nnd were about, on a par with the current quotations published In the Boston papers. Bombarded with bullets as they sat In a depot waiting room, two federal prohibition agents, James Kukules and Ralph E. Long, both of Cheyenne, were seriously wounded at Fossil sta tion, ten miles north of Kemmerer, n few days ago. Orllnto Marcontl, pro prietor of a hotel nt Kemmerer, la un der surveillance In connection with the affair, according to local officers, He was observed recently auffering from three bullet wounds, which, authori ties declare, may have been inflicted during the clash between the dry agents nnd their assailants. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1922. Ty/ie AMERICAN •LEGIONS (Copy for Thio Department Supplied by the American Lesion News Service.) WANT HERO MEDAL FOR HIM Charles Crozier, New York, Plunged Into River and Saved Seven- Year-Old Boy. A« Charles. J. Crozier of 518 Tully street, Syracuse, N. Y., was driving a truck across a Syracuse bridge he happened to look at the river below. Crozier’s casual glance un derwent a decid ed change. He saw something In the water. A small hand and arm seemed to be Just level with the surface. Not many seconds elapsed until Crozier was beneath the surface of the water to see who was attached to the arm. The next thing he really saw very distinctly was the small wet body of n seven-year-old boy silhouetted against the white interior of an ambulance. Crozier and William John Hazley, Jr., whose life he had Saved, were on their way to the hospital. For his act of heroism his buddies of the American Legion are helping In the movement to secure for him a Uarnegle life-saving medal. A FUTURE AUXILIARY WORKER Bonnie Jean Kelly, Youngest Member at Organization of North Dakota State Department. The youngest member present nt the organization of the North Dakota Rtate department of the American Le gion auxiliary was a little Inssie only four months old. Bonnie Jean Kelly Df Tim Running post at Devil’s Lake- Bonnie Jean Kelly. was Immediately adopted by the en tire state department when she was presented as “one of the directors of the auxiliary’s affairs tomorrow.” Bonnie Jean's father, M. P. Kelly, served as first lieutenant of the Nine ty-third pursuit squadron of the First army. f ORIGINATED THE GOLD STAR Medal Showing Appreciation of tho Idea Is Presented to J. M. Buck of Omaha, Neb. A medal purchased with funds given by the governors of many states, Gen eral Pershing and a hundred notables In civil and military circles, lias been presented to J. M. Buck of Omaha, Neb., who originated tlie gold star which was placed on the caskets of all war dead to be returned to this coun try from European battlefields. Omaha was a distributing point for the United States graves registration service. After the federal agency be gan to return bodies from overseas, thousands of caskets passed through Omaha. Mr. Buck suggested to the Omaha American Legion that a gold star be placed on each soldier’s casket. The Legion immediately accepted the Idea and through the Legion’s organi zation, the custom of placing the star on all soldiers' caskets In all parts of the United States was adopted. Every contingent of soldier dead ar riving at Omaha was met. at the rail way station by a delegation from the American Legion. Mr. Buck always accompanied the Legionnaires and su pervised the placing of tlie stars on the caskets. The medal was presented Mr. Buck as an expression of appreci ation of his work. Three Myths. A man’s auto had broken down. When he crawled under it no crowd collected and attempted to advise him how to fix it. A miner was entombed for three days and three -nights as the result of a cave-in. When he was finally rescued it was found that bls hair had not turned snow white. A soldier was on guard duty and was approached by an officer who naked him to give his genera! orders. The sentinel reeled them off, making many mistakes, and the officer cor rected him, thus revealing the fact that he knewjihexn himself.—American Legion Weekly.