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Bee Advertising Is but another word for closer cooperation between buyer and seller, for mutual benefit. THE WEATHER, Thunder Showers VOL. XLIil-NO. 124. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNLj VIA .1(5, 1013 TWELVE VAOES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. UNITED STATES IS APPROACHED UPON SUBJECT OF MEXICO "Representative of One of Great Pow ers Calls Bryan's Attention to Disturbances. . ' f MAY BE HINT TO GET BUSY Government Asked.What.it Expects to Bo in Matter. SECRETARY WILL NOT TALK Wilson Has Paid Little Attention to Rumors of Outside Influences. OFFICIAL DECLARATION WAITED U m or thnt Kuropcnn Nntlona Will Intervene In C'nue fwr l Not Restored Soon Sltnntlon In 1 Hxtreiuvly Dellcnte. WASHINGTON. July lS.-Alroady one of the great European powers, through Its diplomatic representative here, has called the attention of Secretary Bryan to the chaotic conditions lu Mexico and the effect Upon tho welfare and safetj bt Its citizens there, with a polite Inquiry as to what the United titutes propose to do 'about It. , Whether the Inquiry wus part of a concerted movement ..on the part ot European powers tr bring tho (State de partment to. a declaration ot Ita purpose toward Mexico, did not develop today. Reports from the City of Mexico, how sver. would appear to warrant that con clutloh. Until very recently President Wilson has attached little Importance to rumor of outsldo Influences being brought 'to bear to cause the United States to rccog. nlze tho Hucrta regime. It Is1 beginning to be apparent now that there must be very soon some official declaration on the subject to reassure tho European powers on tho protection of their citizen and subjects gainer pecuniary loss by the continuance of present conditions. Falling such a declaration, some off! 1 clals fear, that European powers may feel themselves free to take 'steps to restore peace. llrynn Keftmen to Talk Secretary Bryan was asked today If any toielgn power had made representations to him' regarding tho situation in Mex ico. Ills reply was a flat disinclination to discuss the situation in any way. The diplomatic circle here has its own ideas, of yhlch power the inquiring one Is, but In the absence of 'announcement from the State department, none of the diplo mats will mako any statement which could be quoted with authority. That ope power has made inquiry, however, Is known positively. No official of the State--department-will dlscuss'th6 sltua- tlotiihlp. vidty of ' Secretary Bryan d&' cllnatlon to talk abdu It. Confirmed from Loudon. ' LONDON, July 15, The. statement front Mexico City regarding representations made, to their respective governments by European diplomats there on theNsub lect of the position taken by the United States toward Mexico is officially con firmed. The British foreign office de clines to discuss the matter or express any opinion on the ground that tho sub ject Is too delicate. SUFFRAGETTE MARRIES WEALTHY DUTCHMAN LONDON, JulyViS, Ml.s Iner Mllhol. land, the New York woman's suffragist, was married today In this city to Bugcnj Bolssevaln, a wealthy Dutchman, wlwsa. home la in Amsterdam. NEW YORK, July 15. Miss Inez Mll holland Is the daughter ot John Mllhol Innd, a wealthy New York lawyer, and k herself a practicing lawyer with offices In tho financial district. She lias been prominent .In woman 'suffrage work since her graduation from Vassar several years' ago and has appeared In her professional capacity In legal cases affecting the con dition of working girls. She beaded the hut woman suffrage parade-In this city aschlef color bearer. Mil Mllholland sailed with her family for Europe about two weeks ago. BEATRICE GIRL HAS BONE IN HER NECK DISLOCATED BEATRICE, Neb., July 15.-(Speclal.) Miss Ella Piper of this city was seriously Injured by being thrown from a buggy in a runaway Sunday. A small bone In her neck was dislocated, and she was unconscious for some time after the acci dent. The vehicle In which she was rid ing was completely smashed. The' funeral of Henry William Car stons, the young man wlio was drowrfed In the Blue river southeast of Beatrice Sunday, was held today. Interment was In Evergreen -Jlome cemetery. An automobile driven by William Eby of Lanham ran Into the buggy of William Dungan Sunday night, smashing It badly. Mr. Dungan was thrown out, but escaped torlQUs Injury. Dr. II. E. Dlers was overcome by heat yueterday afternoon and for a time his condition was serious. He was reported bettor today. The Weather For Nebraska-Ocnerally fair Wednes day; slightly cooler east portion; mod erate winds. Kor Iowa Generally fair Wednesday: slightly cooler central and west portions; light to moderate winds. temperature nt Oniuliti Yeaterday. ifour. Ttg. 5 a. in. . 77 a. m 77 7 a. in 80 - "a. m 60 , t try a. m iu L, 10 a. m 84 WW i:m H u m.,,. m 1 P. m...,, 94 2 p. m 96 t I i T 3 p. m. 8 d. m .. .101 91 8 p. m 94 rV MICHAELSONJOUND GUILTY Commissioners, After Hearing, Vote Sustaining His Discharge. SLIPPED BY X REQUISITION Commissioner Wlthnelt Snyn Subor dinate o( Onlrr by Hint for Automobile- nine Com on Statu! nn Withe. who was discharged by Commissioner j Charles II. Wlthnell for "disparaging the. head of the department." was given a hearing before the city commission yes- terday afternoon and by the unanimous I vote of six commissioners the charges were found true and the eiccmcian win discharged, the dismissal to toKe citect at once. Wlthnell accused Mlcl.aclscn of having slipped a requisition for bh automobile for himself and' family past him and tho electrician admitted having displayed,, with considerable glee, the requisition, but he denied having written It. Through out the sultry afternoon the deep, dark mystery of who wrote that requisition ( deepened and remained unsolved to me end. Witnesses were called In numbers by the cltv, whose camt was handled by John A. Bine, the city nttorney. while John Paul Urecn ami Harry Zlmman, attorneys for Mlchaelsen, contented themselves with Mlchaelscn's testimony. Blue himself took the stand nnd wan examined by Assistant City Attorney Lambert. He testified that Mlchaelsen had called at his office and without In vestigation proceeded to roast his su perior. . . , . -Ho nM Wlthnell was Incompetent, disqualified, not on tho square and that he could put anyinins over un . nine, referring to Mlchaclsen's volun teered "Information." "The general trend of his remarks was to slur WltUncll and to show that he held him In great con tompt." Five Week' Vacation.' Asked by Breen If he know of his own knowledge It he kVew that Mlchaelsen wks grossly negligent of duty and had Uqucntly been absent from his office wrten he ought to have been there, Rine ""Sometimes 1 take a day off and on lhls particular day that 1 remember, I sawMlchaelsen and some friends eating and Urlnklng In Maurer's cafe. It was about 3 o'clock In the afternoon. "What were you doing there?" "As I was saying' "Do you'ask the mayor to let you oft In such cases?" ., "1 have asked him several times, Rine replied. Breen' attempted to switch the Mich atlscn defense to the proposition that he had absented himself from his office to engage in tornado relief work. 'Ho was away flvo weeks on that oc casion." said IWthncll. "and nothing was said ot it. Wo arc not fighting the case ! Ha didn't ask mo for a WR ihatmereiy .howa Z W. Jo 'respect for hl superior f- gaged In relict worn anu w-... asked me for a leave of absence." Police Commoner Rvder volunteered. Breen 'allowed Mlelaon (to cU " own story ' On cros,examlnatton t.y ,own ,i Monlwl havin nine tne electrician - - - oi.. rtnrinir tho conversation m Bine's office from which tho attorney had rt "That he was a fool to get to work early while employed by the city. Do you deny that you made that state ment?" nine asked, -bristling. "Repoat the question." Mlchaelsen de manded, and the reporter repeated. "I Would have been a fool to have mado thatatement." Mlcheleen declared. "And you maintain there Is as much truth in this denial as In anything elso you have testified to." "I do ' Bine slammed his notes on the table and abruptly quit the examination. W. B. Whltehorn. John W. Simpson, J. Flynn, Thomas Isttt. Miss Florenco Hoyo and others testified, principally to prove the city's allegation that Michael-, sen had displayed the requisition and gloated over It, seeking to bring Wlthnell intttdlsreputc. Nobody knew anything about the requi sition, except Mlchaelsen who found It on his desk. He said he did not know who had written It and that It was not written under his direction. Miss Hoye, his ste nographer testified that she did not write It. Wlthnell admitted the probability of having signed the requisition. He said many papers came on his desk and be cause he trusted Mlchaelsen to seo that they were all right he signed without examination. Wlthnell said he had gone an often as three or four times a week to Michael sen's office and found him out. with no . w..;. way to reacn mm. uiciicu b hui- i,.l,l.noll If hA nnliM li frill nil lirB ho piv u - ..- I . . ... . . . . L . . I . T. I . nl. in his oince mosi oi mo huid. iho jected to the question and the mayor, ae chairman of the council, sustained the objection. Hlno attacked Mlchaelsen for doing work for private concerns and for pri vate profits while employed by the city Mlchaelsen admitted this, 'but raid he always, during the ten.years he had been in office, took care of his own work first. Here' Breen rose with great dellbera' tton to hi. e rd in a loud Instructor, turned; over in Cake Michigan ... . , . ...i.- -ti-- rv,- i manded to know it John -A. Rine ever had any private clients. AVhen the laugh' tcr died down Rine shouted; "I do not. My time goes entirely to the city." "Then It's because you couldn't gatoh clients." " "I've turned them away." "Welt, the legal department .of the city has not followed that rule unanimously." "I'm apeaklng only for myself," said Rine. Breen Insisted on showing, for Mlchael sen', 'that Wlthnell had on three saparaU occasions overriden Mlchaelsen. rulings, to khe .detriment of the city. Rine pro tested that Wlthnell was not on trial and' Mayor Dahlman kept Eeen to the case. In hand. ALLEN JUDGE ADVOCATE O FSTATF NATIftMAI. GUARD 'from a Btaff Correspondents LINCOLN. July 15.-(BpeclaM-Uenry Allen of Central City has been annolntrd Judge advocate general of the Nebraskn NatioVial Guard by Governor Morehead to flll'the vacancy cai'el by the removal Of Frtd J. Mack of Albion, to Florida. L Earnings of "Trusts" Make Clear a Big Increase for Preceding Twelve Months. TAX IS THIRTY-SIX MILLIONS Net Gain Dividends EXCCCO JJOUr Hundred Millions. rncT nv fippn ATTftN MORE COST OF . OPERATION . . . , wngca xam xjuu uuu mvc tcrial Used Go Up. FEW DECREASES ARE REVEALED Table of Annemnnentn Shown Only Ten Out ot More Than Sixty Itevenue DIMrlctn Sink ing Returns. WASHINGTON, July .-Corporations In the United States earned J3.aH.000.OW above all expenses during the calendar year of lpl2, exceeding all previous rec ords since tho enactment lot tho corpora tlontax law by MOO.OOO.OOO. This banner showing was divulged by tho compilation today of assessments made by Commis sioner William H. Osbom of tne Internal revenue bureau, under the corporation tax law. The Increased prosperity of the cor porations is expected to 'yield tho federal government more than 3S,OO0.O0Ov Includ ing $3,000,000 of omitted taxes for previous years. This represents mo greatest amount of corporation taxes ever as sessed by the treasury, exceeding tho roturns.fOf the previous year by J7.000.000. Most of the assessments already havo been paid, but some of them will be the subject of litigation. It. F. Spccr, chief of the corporation tax division of the treasury today said that the corporation earnings indicated that business conditions of 1012 were bet ter than any previous recorded year. The great net growth of J400,lp00,000 wag mado he added, despite increases in cor porate Indebtedness and In wage scales. The total number of corporations during 1912 was about 310,000, an Increase of 7 per cent over 1911 and compared with Increases of 6 per cent In MTU over 1910 and less than 4 per cent Jn HIQ over 1909. About 15,000 corporations ''failed to make returns for 1312 earnings nndaro subejet to penalties. v The table of assessments showed "that out of more than sixty revenuo districts making return only ten showed de creases. Of these the first -district ot Wisconsin disclosed the most pronounced falling off, the amount being J72.MZ. Hawaii came next with a decrease of $23,W3. In the remaining eight districts comparatively small decreases were dis closed. will -wtmsmr of the Philippines WASHINGTON. July lSJ-Oscar Terry Crosby, president of several publlp utility corporations at Wilmington, Del.; Chester, Pa., and Trenton, N. J., Is being con sidered by President Wilson for governor general ot the Philippines. Unless present plans are changed his nomination prob ably will go to the senate this week. Mr. Crosby's home Is at Warranton, Va., though he waa born In Louisiana. Ho is an electrical engineer by profession, was graduated from West Point In 1S82 rand reihxncd from tho army after several years' service In the corps of engineers. Mr. Crosby's interests In world affairs and particularly those of the orient, which Is believed to have been considered by the president as one of his qualifi cations, led him In 1900 to explore portions ot Abyssinia and the Soudan and in 1903 portions of Turkestan and Thibet. It Is President Wilson's Intention to nominate a governor general and make two other changes In the Philippine com mission very coon that the new officials may become settled In their duties before,; wic icgiKiuiuru mcciB in uciouer. Body of Millionaire Found in Wabash TERRK HAUTE, tnd.. July 15.-The body of James McGregor, a wealthy min ing man of Salt Lake City, who has. been missing from the home of relatives here for a week, was found In the Wabash river late yesterday. It Is believed he suffered lan attack of heart trouble while i i . . . , , : wu-mniB uiuhb ui, intr ui.im aim icii Into tho stream. McGregor, who was (B years old. owned valuable mlnlnsr Drooertv In Utah and had Interests In the lead and sine district near Jopllri. Mo. iifrtrtnismtirk irnnni nr YEAR OF PROFITS DNS UPSETS IN THE LAKEineylV n n(1 18 unopposed for j reflection, now holds office by appoint- CHICAGO. July l.-Harold McCot- j ot the governor. His former term mick'a reqently purchased hydro-aero-1 "P'red March 4, and emergency nPPolnt nlane. driven bv Max Lllll. an aviation ! went was made for the period until the making a turn one of the nontoom chosen. Meantime the popular election "stubbed" a wave. Llllle was thrown , amendment was ratified. clear of the machine and clung to It unt.l iitir-cecnoT rescued. Llllle had been skimming over (BANK OF JVI KttorUn I the lake for half an hour when tho accl.j RESUMES BUSINESS dent occurred, Mr. MoCorrhlck, a son-ln- law of John D. Rockefeller, was-not pre.- j P1TTSnURaH. Pa.. July lS.-The First ent. but score, of bather, along the beaeh j N(lUonal bank ot McKeesport. which witnessea tne misnap. xne -m.nine wa. saved. TWO SOLDIERS SHOT DURING RAID ON STURGIS RESORT STURGIS. 8. D., Ju?y 15.-tBneclal Tele, cram.) An attempt wau made last night aboi)t 10 o'clock to raid the place of Alice Tubbs In red light district north of Sturgl. with the result that Ben Kotrle of K troop, First cavalry of Kort Meade was .hot and died about mid night. Joseph C Minor of the same troop was also wounded and there I. danger ot gangrene .etUng In. Mr.. Tubbs, pro- i prletor of the place, and six inmate, aro In the county Jail here awaiting develop- ment.. What caused the trouble I. not known at thl. time. ill "" ' METROPOLITAN J ' mk ' ". . ffWATEH DimiCTWrlMM 51 - j& AoroM"A mm Drawn for The Bee by Powell. COX CONTRADICTS MULHALL Bay State Man Denies Raising Fund to Aid Littlefield. . BLACKLIST OF CONGRESSMEN Mnnafnctarera Aliened to Ilnve Told Wntnon to Ret Certain Mem- bera I.oheck'a Name Is v on the LUt. i BaTON,vJuhrl5.C. C; Cox, who was erroneously decilbed. us Vfornie treiis-.urijhMuactfulqlfHtntf.icohinilt-teeHJlb&0l Tnv'esTlisatlon nt Wash Ihgton.yeatcrrtAjv la. the father of Alfred E. Co: of Maiden, who was chairman ot the republican state finance committee tctv years ago. Coldnel Martin M. MulliaJ! .was quoted as saying In his testimony that C. C. Cox told him of ratling 120,000' In and about Boston for the fight ior1' Cfitiirressmaat Littlefield of Maine and against Samuel Gompers. The ydunger Cox; whose fjrm Is n mem ber of the' National Manufacturers' asso ciation, said today: . "I knew Colonel Millhall when he came on to, Boston. I don't jrcmomber any such thing as lie states. I never knew him while I was chairman of the finance committee of tho state committee. It was not until some time afterward .that I met him. I did not know him as a poli tician; only In connection with the Na tional Manufacturers' association, where our firm are members. My father, C, C, Cox, was neve? treasurer of the repub lican state commltteo or anything like It." ISInekllNt of Conirressmen. Senator Reed Introduced a memoran dum which Mulhall said was a "black )st of congrebSmcn. Mulhall thought It (Continued on Paso Two.) Georgia Will Elect First Senator Under New Amendment ATLANTA, Ga.. July IB. Provisions ot the newly ratified seventeenth amend ment to tho federal constitution wero put Into effect today for the, first tlm when voters of Georgia cast direct balloU in the election oi a unueo. biuics sen ator. The election was for selecting a f enator to succeed Augustus A. Bacon ' for. the remainder of the-ferm ending i March 4. 1919. . v CTj ! Senator Bacon, whg.was'Vomlnated to uoceed nlmself at B. democratic primary i m-ll of the summer, when a uccrssor wa to nln, - ... Aaot. a Drecautlonary mea.ure a weeK ago, ye.teraay resumed builne.s this morning on 'advice, from the' Trea.ury department. -The National Capital Tuesday, Jnly IS, iOI3. The Senate, 1 In .e.slon 2 p. m. Ijobby Inve.tisatlng committee contin ued hearing Mulhall testimony. Finance committee democrat, approve-1 Chairman Simmon.' tariff bill report, which will be submitted Thursday. The House, Met at noon. Took up Newland. bill amending Krd- ' ma" -cl r mediation and arbrtratlpn of liSplojrei. ulWMn ia nelr Only Changing the Name May Raise Bryan's Salary So He Can Stay at His Post WASHINGTON, July 15,-Senator Bris- tow Introduced a resolution today aimed at Becrctary Bryan's recent statement that he jas obliged to go 'on a lecture tour because oi an Insufficient official salary, calling on1 President Wilson ' tu "fepqrt, wht.alary .wpi(ld ba4 uioerjJ. foenable iar.ABryarV to -remain perman ently at his post. 'Objection 'of democratic T)iij BrlttoW resolution called attention to Mr. Ilrykn'j prededessora who served wlth sMaHos ranging from &,tM to J 8,000 and declared that "nt one of. them was compelled to neglect the duties of his office because of -the meagerncss of the salary." It stated that the salary was Increased to $12,000 in 1911, but that the "groat Commoner, who now occupies that office has stated that the salary ot 11,000 a month la not sufficient to enable him to live comfortably and that he Is com pelled to neglect his duties and go on the lecture platform to esrn a living." Attention was called further to the Mexican, Japanese, British and other in ternational questions before the State de partment which tho resolution alleged arc not receiving full consideration, Prompt Ileply Ankeil. It ended by requesting tho president to give prompt attention to tho matter and report to congress what salary would be sufficient so that congress could "re Hovo the country of the great loss It suffers In being deprived of the services" of the secretary of state, during tha time he may be on the lecture platform Reading of the resolution waa greeted by broad smiles on the republican ,slde. Senators Kern, Lewis and other demo crats were 'on their feet before It was ccncluded and objected to Its considera tion. Under the rules ot the senate It went over until the next session. Senator Williams, democrat, who had not heard the Introduction of the resolu tion, demanded to know who was re sponsible for It. "In my weak way I have tried to ex press my views of the existing situa tion" returned Mr. Brlstow. Russia Demands Full Autonomy for Outer Mongolia PEKING, China, July 15.-Rus.la today suddenly presented to the Chinese govern ment new demands requiring recognition of the full autonomy of outer Mongolia, declaring China to be suzerain only, bind ing China to accept Russian Intermedia tion and roclgnlclng all the rights con ceded to Russia by the agreement, and protocol signed at Urga, tho capital of Mongolia, on November 3, 1812. These four new demands are submitted by Russia In substitution for the recently proposed ngreoment which ha. not yet been signed and which Russia announces It ha. decided to annul. BothVhouses'of the Chinese Parliament have been hastily summoned to consider the demands. Strong opposition to them is Voiced by both Chinese and foreigner, and great excitement prevails at the un expected turn of events. One Killed and Two Hupt in Auto Upset CEDAR RAPIDS. la,, July 15,-J. D. Johnson or Webster, la., aged 23, was killed when an automobile driven by Anna Harrington turned turtle last night. Pessle Kertrom, aged II, had an arm bioken and Archie Pirle, a shoulder Made broken. Johnson had been picked jui by the automobile after hi. motor- C)Cio Drone uuvui. THOMAS ROASTS WALL ST. Colorado Senator Says it Caused ' Panio of '93. CLEVELAND PARTY TO" DEAL He Hnya If Panic Follow- New Tariff lllll It Will tin Caused l- Infln encea thnt Produced the' Other One. I WASHINGTON. . July lS,-jenator -Thomas-democrat, of Colorado,- in -a 'speech today," defending the AVIIson tariff bill-of 1S93 from responsibility for the fiiliihclal panlo which followed, charged former President Ciovolahd and the Now Tprk banks with conspiracy to precipi tate a calamity to force the repeal or the Sherman silver act. Though denouncing tho U93 bill as "a most miserable pretense of tariff re form," he branded the New Vork Htobk exchange a. the "most prodigious gam bllng hell" of any ago and "the Monto Carlo of American flnanco." ' It Is the swindlers' paradise," ho con tinued, "It Is a- huge vamplr that sUck. tho blood from the arteries of Industry. It Is an unincorporated, Irresponsible monstrosity beyond th-pale' of laws. H Is the antithesis or fair dealing and com mon honesty. It has sanctified specula tion. It Is the most pernicious and cor reding Influence In the land." "If disaster, whose coming Is now so freely predicted, shall overtake u In tho near future. It will be caused, not by tho enactment of the pending tariff bill, but by- the same Influences which- pro duced 'It before. I don't say they will do It. 1 don't think they will do It. They have no partnership with the administra tion. That has boon dissolved by the people," Petition Filed for State.Referendum On Liability Law (From a 8taff Correspondent) v MNCOL.N, July W.-(8pcclal.)-Anson H. BIgelow, William N. Jameon. George K, Norman president ot the Omaha Cen tral Iibor unhmi J. W. Light, secretary of the Stationary Engineers' union; John Polcan, secretary of the Central Iabor union, and Mr. Stockwell, all of Omaha, appeared at the office of the secretary ot state this afternoon and presented for filing a petition signed by 32,000 voters asking for a referendum on tho employers' liability act passed by the last legislature. J. A. C. Kennedy of Omaha, repre senting several liability Insurance com. panics, with F. M, Coffey of Lincoln, a labor representative, appeared alto to Bee that the petition was properly filed, tho 'law requiring that a petition of this kind be filed with the sooretary of state In the presence of the governor and rep resentatives of those favorable and un favorable to the petition. BURGLAR IS SHOT BY SALT LAKE CITY OFFICER SALE LAKE CITY, Utah. July IS. George Howell, 25 years old, waa shot and probably fatally wounded at day. break today as he emerged from a drug store, which he and an unidentified com panion had robbed. A special agent of the Denver &. Rio Grande railroad shot the man and, It Is believed, wounded the other, who escaped. The burglar, en tered the store by breaking a window and rifled the cash register. GIRL JOY RIDER IS FATALLY INJURED RLOIK, lit., July .-Joy riding late last night tost one girl's life and re sulted In the Injury of four other person, one of whom Is In a critical condition. All of the occupants of the automobile were residents or Elgin. NEWLANDS BILL IS PASSED BY CONGRESS WITHOUTfiOLL CALL Measure to Amend Erdman Aot Goes Through House and Senate With out Any Opposition. EXPECTED TO AVERT STRIKE It is Satisfactory to Railway Em ployes nnd Employers. IT PROVIDES FOR MEDIATION If This Fails Arbitrators Are to Bo Appointed. ERIE IS DISTURBING FACTOR Uefnunl of Itnad o He Party to Any Action that May flennlt In Raise In Wsrfs Complicates i Mttintton. "y WASHINGTON. July 1S.-TI10 Newlands Mil, revising tho Krdman law to provide arbitration ot wnge disputes Irt a manner satisfactory to railways and their em ployes, passed the house today without n roll call and was hurried to the senate, ' which was waiting to pa.s It for Pre.i dent Wilson's signature. Tho senate passed the Newlands bill wlthoiit a roll call and It was hurriedly prepared for transmission to the Whit House, whero President Wilson waa ready to sign it. The house Judiciary committee at art early moeting today agreed to the Kew- lands bill for amending the Erdman act In a manner satisfactory to the railroads Bnd their employes Two amendments were determined on by tho committee. One alms to make impossible any con', tructlon that woutd authorize court, by Injunction or otherwise to compel an em. ploye to labor. The other waa to pro Vide detail, for tiling the awards with district courts. ' In It. perfected fonn the new law would furnish machinery expected to open up the possibilities ot arbitration, and federal mediation. Ilonril of Conciliation. The new law would establish the "United States Board of Mediation and Conciliation," to consist ot a federal "commlslon of mediation and conciliation" and two qther officials ot the government to be designated by the president. This board could be -appealed, to to Intervene. In a railroad labor dispute -by either party and would first use Its best effort., by mediation and conciliation, to brinir the disputant, to ait agreemnt. Failure would be followed by an attempt on tho part of- the board to Induce the parties to subrnlt their controversy to arbitra tion, and. in case of arbitration. sDeeital .board pf either three of six mediator, i ; i. 1.1. , i. - -V.. i iiiv -i j . in. employes. Arhttrdtlon under (he new law would be undertaken only after a definite agree ment had been, made by both parties to abide by, the, decision of the arbitration board fOr a stated period. Krle la Disturbing Factor. NKW YOItK, July 15,-The status ol tho Erie, railroad may be the. first ques-l tlon demanding solution when proceed-, Ings are' started under the proposed New-, landsi law looking .to the arbitration ot the demands ot the conductors and train-1 men against tho, eastern railroads. Erio Officials said ngdln toaay that they re fused to bo a party to any arbitration and the union leaders contend that no read can be dealt with Individually, Thla might deadlock the proceedings unless one or the other modified it. stand, or tome 'compromise were reached. Neither tho union leader, nor the con ference 'committee of railroad managers . . a, . , . . I - fureu to uiacusn mu rric i;igo launy, although both side, held meetings to talk over tho armistice agreed on at Washing ton yesterday. W. S. Carter, president of the Brother. hood ot Firemen and Enginomen, met with a. committee of that union today to draw up a set of specifications In which it Is alleged the railroads have not In all respects lived up to the terms ot the re cent award In the firemen's case. This will be submitted to tho conference com mittee tomorrow. MRS. CORNWALLIS-WEST IS GRANTED A DIVORCE LONDON, July 16. A decree of divorce was granted today to Mrs. George Corn-wallls-West, formerly Lady Randolph Bpenccr Churchill, a daughter or the lata Leonard Jerome of New York. Tho decree may be made absolute In six months. The grounds for granting the decree were statutory desertion and misconduct. The hearing lasted only a few mlnutesf The Two Merchants "Oh, I am out of the news papers these days; It does not pay to advertise in Su.rt.mer weather," remarked a mer chant. "I advertise all the year around." eald another merchant. "I don't believe In letting things get slaok. 1 keep boosting business all the time. If there 1b business, and there la at all times. I'm going to get my share of .It." Which merchant da you think does the most business? The second merchant, of course. No spiders spin web across his doorway. People are too busy going in and out; too busy buying, He 1. a wideawake, merchant, constantly doing something Inter esting and constantly appearing In the newspapers with newsy ad vertisements concerning his atopa and its offerings. He Is a wise merchant whose slogan it is: "It pays to ad vertise in Summertime and all the time."