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VOL. 52 NO. 4.
Fuel Committee at Duluth
l'rge Harding to 15 ring
Prewure to Settle
Supplies Are Depleted
Duluth, Minn,, July 8. Pressure
must be brought to bear to settle the
coil strike if a serious coal shortage
in the northwest it to be averted tins
fall and winter, the local fuel com
mittee appointed at the request of
iules H. Barnes, president of the
'nited States Chamber of Com
'merce, today telegraphed President
Harding, after a meeting with the
hoard of directors of the Duluth
Chamber of Commerce.
Figures were presented to show
that docks at the head of the lakes
had 500,000 tons of bituminous coal
and 200,000 tons of anthracite on
hand, as compared with 4,300,000 tons
of bituminous and 400,000 tons of
anthracite at this same period last
Little or no coal has been coming'
up the lakes this season and the sup
plies on hand are bring drained,
regular shipments being made to
lower lake ports, it was said.
The fuel committee pointed out
that even if the coal strike is settled
during the summer, the supply of
railroad cars will be insufficient to
meet the demands from atl parts of
Governor Takes Action.
St. Paul. July 8. J. A. O. Preus
today opened an active campaign to
secure for Minneapolis and the north
west a sufficient coal supply to avert
the coal famine, which he declared
imminent in this nart of the country.
Heads of various departments met
the governor to discuss the situation
and it was pointed out to them that
the situation at the head of the lakes
was the most critical ever recorded.
Governor Prcus directed that an
immediate survey be made of the
state's wood supply,, to ascertain the
amount of wood that could be cut
and shipped to market before cold
weather. It is the governor's plan
that if coal receipts at the head of
the lakes do not greatly , improve
soon, the state will cut thousands of
cords of wood for shipment to
points where the coal supply will be
insufficient to meet the needs of the
According to figures announced
by the governor, only 4,562 tons of
hard coal ,had been received at the
head of the lakes up to June 30. as
compared with the average shipment
tip to the same date during the past
five years of 445,000 tons. Soft coal
received during the same time to
taled 284,174 tons, as compared witn
an average five-year shipment up to
June ,30 of 2,773,878 tons.
Party of Omaha Elks
Detroit, Mich., July 8. (Special
Telegram.) Omaha Elks en route
to Atlantic City stopped off in De
troit today and were entertained by
the Detroit Elks.
Upon their arrival here Saturday
morning, the Omaha party was met
at the station and taken to break
fast by Fred Ingersol, former Oma
han. After breakfast the entire dele
gation was taken on an automobile
tour of the city.
Luncheon was taken at the Elks
club and several members of the
party spent the afternoon in Canada.
The entire delegation left tonight
for Buffalo on the Cleveland, the
largest boat on Lake Erie. Sunday
will be spent at Niagara Falls and
the party will leave Sunday night for
International Policy of
Kiwanis Clubs Outlined
E. D. White, president of the
Omaha Kiwanis club and a delegate
to the international convention at To
ronto, spoke to the Kiwanians at the
Friday luncheon at Hotel Rome.
Mr. White outlined the interna
tional policy of Kiwanians as follows:
1. A definite objective for the
work of each club.
2. That everv member should be
given Something definite to do as the
secret of efficiency of any organization-
3. To do something lor the under-privileged
child as the pivotal
endeavor of the international organi
zation. The Omaha club will in the
near future discuss such a plan.
4. To establish a radio outfit in
every club to hear reports and dis
cussions of international trustees.
There are 68,100 Kiwanians in the
United States and Canada, a total of
802 clubs, of which nine are in Ne
braska Omaha is in the Nebraska
Iowa district, of which Joe Long is
the district governor.
idatea Endorsed by
Nebraska Progressives j
At a regular meeting ot J.ne 'Ne
braska Progressive club final en
dorsements ware made by committee
of the wohle as follows:
Adam McMullen, for governor,
Nathan Bernstein, for congress;
William C Dorsey, attorney general;
M B Myers, state treasurer; Mike
Clark, sheriff; Henry Beal, .county
attorney; Joe Morrow, register ot
deeds; V. G. Ure, county treasurer;
Dr. Harrv Foster, state representa
tive. Ninth district; A. H. Kaiman,
state representative, Seventeenth dis
trict; L. E. Adams, county surveyor;
Judge William F. Wappich, munici
pal judge; Charles S. Elgutter, mu
The club members unanimously
oted to do all in their power for the
direct primary law. '
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Rep. 61ican City Girl
Makes School Record
Verona D. Bowes.
Republican City, Neb., July 8.
(Special.) Verona Vivian Bowes, 17,
graduate of the Republican City
High schook holds the unique record
of never having been absent or tardy
in her school life, she was president
of her class and schoqj pianist. This
summer she is attending the second
session of the University of Colorado
at Moulder. She has had normal
training and will teach near her home
for More Forest
New Blazes Develop Propor
tions Which Threaten to
Break All Possibility
of Control. ,
Seattle, Wash., July 8. Calls for
additional forest fire fighters were
being filled today, by timber protec
tive agencies of every county in west
While cooler weather yesterday de
creased the impetus with which the
flames had been spreading, the vol
ume of reports from every forested
area of the state had aroused timbet
owners and state authorities to the
peril and crews were being aug
mented with all the men available.
Reports to State Forester Fred E."
Pape late last , night indicated that
no- new blazes of consequence de
veloped yesterday, although a num
ber which had originated during the
preceding days gained proportions
which threatened to break from all
possibility of control and to eat their
way into stands of valuable timber.
Railroads also have added their
men to the fighters.
I Continue to Burn.
Victoria. B. C, July 8. Vancouver
island forest fires continued burning
today with new impetus when the
Comax fire joined with one burning
out of Minzies bay, wreaking de
struction on forests hitherto un
touched. With the wind at high
velocity last night, fire fighting be
came a hopeless task, although every
available man on the island was in
Logging railroads in the line of
flames have been burned out and the
settlement of Campbell River was
brought in the danger zone today.
Six families were homeless as the re
sult of the fire which destroyed the
Lang Bay settlement last night.
Two German Experts on
way to Ask Moratorium
Berlin, July 8.-(By A. P.) It
was semi-offkially stated this after
noon that two German experts were
going to Fans today to ask the rep
arations commission for a morato
rium by which Germany would be
enabled to spread its cash payments
over a longer period.
Passengers Ordered Off
Burning Liner at Hoboken
Hoboken, N. J., July 8. The 660
passengers booked to depart tor
Europe today on the steamer JNieuw
Amsterdam were ordered off the ship
this afternoon after the crew had
failed to quench a fire that had been
burning in hold No. 3 since o clock
Mrs. Siefken Unable to
. Identify Manacle Man
State's Anticipated Case Against Fred Brown Falls
Flat When Widow and Another Witness View
Prisoners at County Jail.
The state's anticipated case against
Fred Brown for the murder of
Charles Siefken and his son, Robert,
fell flat Saturday morning.
Mrs. Charles Siefken and Mrs.
Sylvia Kulakofsky Spiwak, the state's
most important witnesses, both
viewed Brown in a cell at the county
jail and failed to identify him as a
man they had seen who might have
been connected with the murders.
Brown was in a cell with eight
other prisoners when A. V. Shotwell,
county attorney, approached with
Mrs. Siefken and Mrs. Spiwak. The
county attorney, previously had told
the nine men in the cell to take
whatever positions they desired.-All
were in prison garb.
When the witnesses approached
Brown assumed a hangdog bearing
Ruby Ayres t Novel Begins Tuesday in The Morning Be
It, IM t
Taft Wins Hearts
of British People
by Homely Ways
Chief Justice Given Affec
tionute Farewell Af" r
Fcv A- ..inns have ever ha J such
a spontaneous greeting or such af
fectionate farewell at the hands of
the British as Chief Justice Taft hat
just received. The genial ex-presi-clcnt
of the United States captivated
all hearts during his three weeks'
stay here by his joviality, his kindli
ness and his unaffected manner.
The Britons, who are accustomed
to regard their own public men in
high places with something akin to
awe, were franktv surprised to hnd
the former head of 100,000,001) people
so modest, democratic and approach
able, and Mrs. Taft came in for a
laree share of their admiration.
The chief justice surpassed his own
White House record in speechnuk
ii:g, banqueting and public recep
tions. During his 20 days here lie
was the guest of hnnor at 19 dinners,
17 luncheons and 31 receptions. He
officiated at one christening, attended
one golden wedding, dined with the
king, danced with the quee.n, met all
oft official England and thousands
of other people and was made an
honorary member of the British
bench and bar.
Oxford, Cambridge and Aberdeen
honored him with degrees, which,
with his American honors, gave him
the total of 16 titles. In the minds
of Englishmen he has bee.n one of
the most successful unofficial am
bassadors from the United States in
the present generation.
Regatta Declines Socially.
Old rowing men are mourning
over the decline of the Henley re
gatta week as a social event. In
prewar days it rivaled the Ascot
races. The king and queen made
their appearance in state on the
course in the royal barge, and resi
dents of the little riverside town
rented their houses for 50, and
the hotels were all sold out months
in advance. Americans arriving late
this year had no trouble in finding
rooms at any time at reasonable
Henley suffers from competition
with other sports. Ascot week, the
international horse show, the polo
tournament with the Argentine stars
in action and the tennis on the new
Wimbledon courts, all immediately
preceded it this year, and Suzanne
Lenglen in the championship , tennis
matches this week was a strong
counter attraction. Consequently,
the Henley attendance was narrowed
down to rowing enthusiasts.
The event was also jnarked by
ram. i-or the rowing men tnem-
selves, however, the Henley regatta
becomes more interesting, as, like
nolo and tennis it assumes yearly
moreof international character.
Had Ancient Documents.
Some conception of the confusion
which may be expected to result
from the destruction of the Four
Courts in Dublin was given by
Colonial Secretary Churchill when
he told the house of commons the
other day that the courts held legal,
ecclesiastical testamentary documents
dating from the latter part of the
13th century and some of earlier
date; all wills from 1536 to 1899 and
some latter ones; the census re
turns for the period of 1821 to 1851,
ami a large number of parish reg
isters recording births, marriages
and deaths. Scarcely any dupli
Rail Strike Holds Up
Kentucky Guard Meeting
Columbia, Mo., July 8. Adj.
Gen. Rapp today odrered Battery
B, 128th field artillery, Missouri
National guard stationed at Colum
bia, not to entrain tomorrow for
Camp Knox, Ky., for the annual
encampment, as previously planned.
The adjutant general said Governor
Hyde has decided to postpone the
movement of the entire regiment of
artillery indefinitely on account of
the railroad strike situation.
Three Firms File Suit.
Three Omaha business firms began
involuntary bankruptcy proceedings
Saturday against Emmanuel Verbin
and Max M. Harris, general mer
chants at Lyons, Burt county, Ne
braska. They are United States Rub
ber company, with a claim of $259; C.
L. Burdick Lumber' company, $48
and E. R. Deputy company, $286.
They allege Verbin and Harris owe
more than $5,000.
attorney to give him a command to
get his head raised and his eyes
turned toward the visitors.
Both of the women said they did
and it was necessary for the county
riot know whether they had ever jeen
any of the nine men before'
Brown did not comment as the
Mrs. Siefken was a witness to the
murder of her husband and her son.
A few minutes before the murder
Mrs. Spiwak had been followed by a
man to the scene of the murder and
Robert Siefken hid interfered and
obtained an escort for her.
Before ha died Robert Siefken said
the man who followed Mrs. Spiwak
was the man who shot him and his
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 9. 1922.
Special Election for
Lincoln. July 8 (Special Tele
grain,) Governor McKelvie iued
a proclamation today calling for a
special election in Hit Sixth district
on primary day, July 18, to nomi
nate party candidate drtiring to till
the unexpired term of the late Con
grcktniau Moses 1'. Kittkaid. Filing
must be nude at the oilier of 1). M
Anikberry. secretary of state, bv
Wednesday ot next week in order to
give that ollicial time to tend cer
tified likts of candidates to county
clerks. Candidates for the unexpired
terms will have their names placed
on separate ballots.
"Then I will issue a special elec
tion proclamation for the unexpired
term, to be held at the regular No
vember election," the governor said.
"I am following the same procedure
as in the First district, where Con
gressman Rcavis resigned.
Maj. John Emery
Makes Senate Race
Former National Commander
of American Legion Seeks
Defeat of Senator Town
send in Michigan.
By GRAFTON WILCOX.
Omaha Boa lud Wrc.
Grand Rapids, Mich., July 8. Maj.
John G. Emery, former national
commander of the American Legion,
who fought in France without pre
vious military experience, and came
out of the war with a fine military
record, has now enlisted in the war
on "Newberryism" in Michigan.
Without previous political experi
ence except as a commissioner of this
city, Maj. Emery, 41 years old, full
of energy, honesty of purpose, con
viction that American politics need
renovating and that a good place to
begin is at the top, is a candidate for
the republican nomination' for sena-
ator against Charles E. Townsend,
the incumbent, and Representative
Patrick Kelley of Lansing.
Gunning for Townsend.
Like Kelley, Mai. Emery is making
"Newberryism" the issue, and is
training his guns on Senator Town-
send because the latter voted to seat
Maj.' Emery, who packs a strong,
appealing oratorical punch, is minc
ing no words about "Newberryism"
and has been blazing away as an
avowed candidate since last January,
long before the senate finally voted
to seat Newberry, and before Repre
sentative Kelley decided to be a can
didate. For this reason Maj. Emery feejs
trongly that Kelley should get out
of the race, and leave the field of
protest against Townsend to him.
"Those who think Newberyism is
a dead issue in Michigan, said Maj.
Emery today, "are kidding them
selves. It is very much the issue in
this state, and will be until the elec
tion is over. If Townsend is renom
inated, I honestly believe that Wood
bridge N. Ferris, the democratic
candidate, will defeat him."
For months . friends of Maj. Em
ery have been organizing "Emery
for Senator" clubs throughout the
state. Men are volunteering to fight
for him without pay.
"You see that I have an organiza
tion, and that is more than Kelley
has," he said. "All his political friends
belong to the 'old guard," and they
are working for Townsend. To be
sure, mine is an organization of po
litical boobs; but it is an organiza
tion made up of good old solid
American citizens, who hate political
Youth Plunges to Death
From Colorado Mountain
Boulder, Colo., July 8. The body
of John Fitzgerald, 20, of Tulsa, Ok!.,
was found at the foot of the "Third
Flatiron," a mountain needle one
mile west of Boulder, this afternoon.
According to members of the search
ing party, Fitzgerald apparently had
fallen approximately 75 feet down
the face of the cliff he had been scal
ing. . -
Fitzgerald left a party of picnickers
late yesterday announcing that he in
tended to climb the Flatiron, a rock
projecting on Green mountain ex
tending several hundred feet into the
air. and a hazardous climb.
When he did not return last night
parties of searchers left for the moun
tains, continuing the search until the
body was found.
Fitzgerald was enrolled in the
summer school of the University of
Taxation of Hospitals
Left to Supreme Court
The County board of equalization
adjourned late yesterday afternoon
without taking action regarding
whether or not hospitals and similar
institutions shall be taxed.
This question was left to the su
preme court. The case of the St.
Elizabeth hospital, Lincoln, is now
in the supreme court and a decision
is promised for next fall. This will
be a test case.
Hospitals will either be taxed or
not taxed, according as the supreme
court decides in that case.
Home Falls Into Coal Mine ;
Family Escapes Injury
Scranton, Pa., July 8. The home
of John Mullen of South Scranton
was plunged into a crater nearly 30
feet deep shortly before midnight lasi
night by surface disturbances in the
workings of the National mine of
the Glen Alden Coal company. Yes
terday the six members of the Mullen
umily were suffering from shock as
a result of their experience and all
scranton is marveling at their miracu
lous escape from death or serious in
(k Jeopardizing His Lead
Sued for $10,000
in Madison Court
District Judge Allen Rebukes
Officers for Holding Sus
pects in Jail Warns
Omaha Bm Leaned Wire.
- Madison, Neb., July 8. Recent re
lease of four men, accused of viola'
t tion of the Volstead act, and rebuke
given by the judge to federal agents.
who, the judge said, had kept the
prisoners in custody an unreason
able length of time, were followed
today by damage suits for $10,000
brought against Regional Director
Hunt of the Minneapolis district, an
operative named McMillan of ux
Citv. Ia.: E. A. Whitney of Minne
apolis and E. A. Gibson of Center-
ville, O., the latter two prohibition
The accused men, all of Tilden, are
Ludwig Wendt, proprietor of the
Tilden hotel; L. H. Brittell. RobCrt
Hayes and James Casey. The judge
acted last evening when he heard a
petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
Judge Allen is a former United
States senator. The judge held the
men had been kept an unreasonable
time in jail without being given the
right to consult counsel.
The dry agents said they were
waiting for the prosecuting attorney
to arrive. The judge said that was
not a valid excuse and threatened
the agents with contempt of cpurt if
they rearrested the men on the court
house grounds. , He thei. released
the accused men, who then appeared
before a United States commissioner,
voluntarily, and gave bond in the
liquor case. Today counsel for them
filed suit against the agents.
Omaha. Whisky Runners
Fined at Plattstaouth
Plattsmouth,' Neb., July 8. (Spe
cial.) The parties captured by State
Sheriff Gus Hyers near Greenwood
en route to, Omaha with cargoes of
distilled corn whisky were fined in
court here. Wilfred and Anna Wil
son of Ashland drew fines of $100
and $10, respectively. Melvin Peter
son, Stephen Crawford and Harry
Wallace of Omaha and Dennis Clark
of Council Bluffs were others in the
party who drew $100 and costs.
Emma Crawford, also of Omaha, got
off with' a $10 fine.
TfHome ownership is the ex
pression of the first law of
nature, self-preservation. It
is a natural instinct for man
to ' provide a permanent
home for his family a
home in which to rear his
children to his ideals and
where his wife. and family
will always be assured of
their own dwelling, secure
! from untoward circum
stance. The owning of a
home is a duty that every
man owes himself, his fam
ily and to society.
H Develop the self-preservation
instinct. Turn to the
"Want" Ad pages. in the
Sport Section of today's
Omaha Bee. Here you can
get definite information as
to the cost of building a
home, buying a lot, down
payments required, selling
price of suburban acreage
mm nuti (tilt
WHERE TO FIND
THE BIG FEATURES OF
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Wall her League Annual Conrrn-
Editorial Comment Face .
New Italian Consular Afent Named
Sport, Xews and Feature
I'aaea 1 and t.
Of Enpeclal Intereet to Motorlntu
Real Estate and Builder' New
Market and Financial Pas 6.
Want Ad Pace 1, 8 and .
Soclir and Kcwa for Women
' Pace 1 to 5.
Shopping With Polly Page 5.
Amnsementtv- Page and 7.
For the Lire Boy of Omaha
"The Sack," Blue Ribbon Short Story,
by Owen Oliver Page 1.
"Happyland" Page S.
"The Teenle Weenies" Face 4.
Cutout for the Kiddies Page 5.
Letter From Little Folk Pace (.
"The Romance of a Million Dollar,"
Serial by Elliabeth Kejeaim
"The Married Life of Helen and
Warren rage 8.
Six Persons Injured in
Santa Fe Train Wreck
Burton, Kan., July 8. Six .per
sons were seriously injured here late
today when Santa Fe passenger train
No. 4 crashed into an open switch
and a string of oil cars took fire.
The injured are:
H. K. Domville, Detroit, Mich., cut
about the head.
H. E. Miller, Mamaroneck, N. Y
serious internal injuries.
Eugene W. Smith, address un
known, cut and bruised.
Sam Dresher, Omaha, right leg
R. C. Malcolm, Pekin, China, se
vere internal injuries.
An unidentified man. unconscious
and suffering internal injuries.
ihe passenger train, eastbound,
ran into an open switch at the junc
tion of the Frisco just west of the
Burton depot. $
The dining car and the buffet car
were telescoped and all of the injured
were in these two cars.
G. 0. P. Leaders to Confer
With Harding on Bonus
Washington, Tulv 8. Senators
Lodge of Massachusetts, Curtis of
Kansas and Watson of Indiana form
an unofficial committee of republican
senators who plan to confer with
President Harding on soldier bonus
legislation and the senate legislative
program in general.
These senators were among those
at the recent dinner at the home of
Senator Lodge, at which the ques
tion of bonus legislation was dis
cussed. It is their purpose to ascer
tain just what the views of the oresi-
dent now are and 'whether anything
-au uc uunc io niuuiiy me Donus Dill
to meet the president's wishes.
Rail Commission Unfair,
G. O. P. Candidate Declares
Norfolk, Neb.. July 8. (Special
Telegram.) Charles A. Randall of
Newman Grove, republican candidate'
for state railway commissioner, in an
address here declared that the com
mission in Nebraska is not function
ing and that it is protecting public
corporations at the expense of the
people. Randall declared the board
is giving fair hearings but is giving
Vote School Bonds
Broken Bow. Neb.. July 8. (Spe
cial.) District C 23, consolidated
schools at Gates, was successful in
carrying bonds to build a $1,200 ad
dition to the schoolhouse.
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Will Otll M . Ml. H.
Saved From Mob
Bent on Lynching
Lincoln Police Take Charge
of Walter J. Hollaway Ac
cused of Attempting to
Assault Young Girls.
Lincoln. July 8. (Special.) Wal
ter j. Hojiaway, tormer convict, was
saved from lynching by ' a mob in
Lincoln today, which formed. after
it was reported that workmen .in a
deserted house had interfered with
an alleged attempt by Holloway to
assault Harriet Carlson, 9, and PauP
me Carlson, 6.
The workmen, who captured Hol
loway after a chase, took hi mto the
vacant house in which the alleged
assault occurred while a neighbor
called police. Officers arrived as an
gered citizens began to gather about
Workmen Capture Man.
Earl Halverstadt, who is working
in the vacant house, told officers that
when he entered shortly after noon
Harriet, nude, ran toward him.
"There's a man upstairs," she said,
according to Halverstadt.
Halverstadt called Jake Lebsack. a
workman who was outside. As Leb
sack started toward the house, he
told officers, he saw a man jump
from an attic window.
Harriett told the police matron that
Holloway coaxed them into the
house and disrobed them. When
Halverstadt walked in, she said, he
ran into the attic.
Tells of Injuries.
Holloway told officers the girls
were disrobed when he entered the
"I didn't mean to hurt them," he
Holloway admitted he was sent to
the Nebraska penitentiary in 1915 on
an assault charge and later served
time in Stillwater on a similar charge.
"I'll tell you the truth," he told
officers. "I got hit in the head once
and haven't been right since. I don't
care what happens to me. I'd as
soon be dead as alive. I know I am
mentally diseased or I wouldn't do
Knights of Columbus to
Give Picnic to Orphans
A picnic for the orphan children
of St. James orphanage will be given
under the auspices of the Knights of
Columbus at Krug park next Thurs
day. Mothers are invited to take
their boys and girls to the park for
the picnic to add to the pleasure of
the orphans, who will be given free
lunch and refreshments. Others
should take their own lunches. The
committee in charge would appreci
ate offers of transportation, automo
biles to take the orphans out and
back, and trucks to carry the sup
plies. Telephone Harney 4562.
Two Speeders Fined.
Two speeders were fined $5 each
in central police court Saturday.
They were Cornelius .Coffey, 3513
Erskine street, and Herman Happel.
3221 Harney street..
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Judge Wade Iitaues Re'struin
ing Order in Council Bluff
:t, With Train.
Hearing to Be at Keokuk
Council niuffs. Ia., July 8 Attnr
Mys representing the Chicago, llur
liugtoii & Uuincy railroad appeared
in federal court here this afternoon
before Judge M. J. Wade and secured
from the court a temporary injunc
tion in the railroad trike. The in
junction is directed against the six
shopcrafts unions and prohibits thrm
from interfering with the operation
of trains and the full possession and
use of the railroad property. A hear
ing on the motion to make the in
junction permanent has been set for
July 17 at Keokuk.
The order affectt all points in
southern Iowa where Iliirlington
shops are located.
A hearing on a motion for an in
junction will be held at Keokuk, la.,
July 17. The Northwestern road was
preparing to ask for a restraining
oidcr when the Burlington order
was issued and it was said that other
roads entering Council Bluffs planned
to do the same.
Picketing Ii Enjoined.
Chicago, July 8. An injunction
against the picketing of the Chica
go, Burlington & Quincy shops at
Aurora, 111., by striking shopmen
was granted tcnight by Federal Judge
George Carpenter. It was expected
that other roads entering Chicago
would file petitions for similar ac
All Traffic on Alton
Road at Standstill
Springfield, 111., July 8. (By
A. P.) Troops under command of
John O. Smith of Champaign were
on their way to the scene of rail
strike rioting at Clinton within 20
minutes after an order was issued
by Adjutant General Black, it was
announced here by Col. Frank L.
Tayjor, of the general's staff.
Chicago, July 8. (By A. P.)
All traffic on the Chicago and Alton
in and out of Bloomington, 111., has
ceased, due to the failure of local
authorities to furnish adequate pro
tection to the few men remaining at
work in the shops there, 'and the
road has notified the sheriff of
McLean county and the adjutant
general of the statethat unless pro
tection for workers is furnished by
next Monday, the Chicago and Al
ton will undertake to reopen the
shops under its own guard. Bloom
ington is an important division point
on the Chicago-St. Louis highway.
This announcement was made by
W. G. Bierd, president of the road,
on his return from Bloomington to
day, where he has been in conference
with authorities in an attempt to re
store rail operations at the Illinois
Strikers Seize Shops.
The strikers, he said, virtually
took possession of the shops last
night, firing many shots and after
ward advancing on the road's pas
senger station, where oilers and in
spectors were driven from their
work and one foreman was badly
beaten, according to Mr. Bicrd.
"We have the men to man these
shops," Mr. Bierd said. "But be
cause local officials appealed to us
not to send men and "promised to
secure protection, we have agreed
not to send any new men there until
the local authorities have been given
opportunity to protect them. We
have notified the authorities, how
ever, that we will send men not later
than Monday morning, next.
"Meanwhile passenger traffic,
transportation of perishable freight,
mails and express must necessarily
cease in and out of- Bloomington.
"Our principal and largest shop
plants and terminals are at Bloom
ington," continued Mr. .Bierd. "Since
the strike was called a week ago, the
county authorities, with the assist
ance of the mayor and police, have
from day to day promised protec
tion, but each day has passed with
out protection being provided. Mean
while, of course, the officials and
foremen are wearing out, having
reached the limit of human endur-.
ance., Traffic has moved promptly
thus far, but we realize we cannot
go on permanently in this manner.
''The sheriff did succeed in swear
ing in about 100 deputies of the usual
average business class in Blooming
ton, but when " asked to carry out
their duties the deputies practically
declined to serve. They suggested
tnat they remain uptown at the court
house and be provided with trucks to
go to the scene of trouble when
alarms were turned in. This, of
course, was useless and hopeless."
Bay State Demo. Candidate
for U. S. Senate Foe of Lodge
Boston, July 8. Sherman L.Whip
ple announced today that he was a
candidate for the democratic nomina
tion for United States senator "to
contest the re-election of Senator
Lodge." William A. Gaston had
previously announced his candidacy
for the democratic nomination.
"I have no illusions as to the con.
test upon which we are entering.'
Mr. Whipple's statement declared.
"Senator Lodge represents in th
senate the power of organized monej
interests. They will fight to the last
ditch to retain him. We can win
against such odds only and becau'st
we are fighting for right."
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