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The Omaha Morning Bee
VOL. 62-NO. 23.
Twelve G. 0. P. Senators Op
poc Committee Rate on
Cotton Schedule Amend
ments Are Defeated.
Lenroot Leads Battle
Washington. July 13. (By A. P.)
-The first real split in republican
aenate ranks over the administialion.
tanft bill came during contideration
of the cotton schedule with a result
that 10 committee amendments pro
posing increased rates on various
. kinds of yarn were rejected one after
another as fast as they were reached.
The majority opposition was led by
Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin and
reached its maximum strength on
the first roll call, 12 republicans op
posing the committee rate on a roll
call by which the amendment was re
jected, 32 to 24.
The 12 republicans were "Borah,
Capper, Cummins. Jones of Washing
ton, Lenroot. McCormick. ' Nelson,
New. Norbeck, Sterling, Townsend.
and Wills. The lowest republican vote
against any amendment was nine,
with the average running to 10. With
- a single exception on each roll call,
the democrats voted -solidly against
the proposed increases.
Further Cuts Predicted.
With the basic duties on yarns re
duced, it wai predicted that cuts in
the rates on at least the lower grade
cotton cloth of even greater propor
tions than recommended Wednesday
by the finance committee majority
would be made as the senate proceeds
with the schedule. That probably
will be some time next week, as the
schedule is to be laid aside Friday
in favor of the dye embargo provi
sion of the bill A vigorous fight
over it ' is forecast, with Senator
Moses of New Hampshire leading
the republican opponents and Senator
King of Utah making the principal
argument for the democrats in oppo
sition.' Several members , of the republican-agricultural-tariff
bloc joined in
the opposition to the committee in
creases in the cotton rate, but a ma
jority of the bloc voted to sustain
Lenroot Opposes Increases. '
Senator Lenroot argued against in
crease in rates on yarns and cloth
hot coming into competition with
American produced yarns and cloth.
m He declared that on the cheaper
grades the. United States was ship
ping to all the world. He contended
alste that the compensatory duties
on fine yarns made from long staple
cotton were too high, considering
that the duty on the long staple cot
ton itself was only seven cents a
Senator Smoot of Utah, on behalf
of the committee majority, supported
the increases, declaring them to be
necessary to protect the industry,
particularly that in the east which,
he explained, was producing high
grade cotton cloth almost exclusively,
the cheaper grades being turned out
in southern mills. He called attention
that high-grade cloth came in from
England in large quantities.
Attacks on the rates were made
from the democratic side by Senators
Simmons of North Carolina, leader
in the tariff fight; Underwood of
Alabama, the minority floor leader,
and Smith of South Carolina.
Soft Coal Strike
Washington, July 13. Although
anthracite operators have submitted
what President Harding is .said to re
gard as a complete acceptance of the
government's offer of arbitration in
the coal strike, the situation with re
gard to the bituminous operators and
the miners' union continued under a
cloud of uncertainty today, with both
sides pursuing a policy obviously dis
turbing to administration , officials.
Declaring the intention is to delay or
evade an immediate response, high
officials see in the course pursued a
disposition to reject the government's
settlement plan if public opinion
would approve such a course.
The anthracite operators attached
two conditions to their acceptance of
arbitration yesterday, one that
separate commission consider wage
scales in the industry and
the other that the commission be re
quired to submit a decision by Au
gust 10, agreeing in the meantime to
pay the wage rate of March 31, as
suggested in the president's proposal.
They asked that the proposed
separate commission should be re
quired to set up a permanent method
by which wages and working condi
tions would be "adjusted auto
matically" in the future, and pro
posed that to assure a nonpartisan
adjudication the commission be com
posed of three representatives of the
public and only one miner and one
Convicted Halsey Banker
Starts State Prison Term
Lincoln, July 13. (Special.) F.
M. Ridings, president of the Farmers
State bank, Halsey, entered the state
imitentiary here this afternoon to
serve one to 10 years for issuing bad
certificates of deposit.
Ridings, whose sentence in Thomas
country district court was affirmed
by the supreme court Tuesday, was
located at Minneapolis Wednesday
by Oliver Hedge, deputy sheriff sent
there to find him, twa hours after
Ridings had wired to Attorney Gen-
al Clarence A. Davis that he would
eturn to Nebraska.
Bottle Blowers Want Beer
Bellaire. O.. July 13. The national
tonvention of the Bottle Blowers as
' aociation here adopted resolution fa
voring manufacture of light wine and
beer and old age pension laws for
ajl states. . t
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Byrum Puts Spotlight
on Govern or Jf:'
Aspirant for State Ext
Criticism of Admirt?vle' r'avors
Things Were R
By PAUL GREER.
A leader in the opposition to the
McKelvie administration has been
Albert 11. Byrum. Arising oil the
republican side of the state houte of
representatives, this gfizzled country
lawyer frequently hat taken the gov
ernor to task. Having developed
strong ideas on how the affairs of
Nebraska should be handled, he is
now carrying on a campaign for the
republican nomination for governor.
The honesty of his convictions
afli the fiery tone of his street-corner
speeches have appealed to many
citizens chafing under a system of
taxation and government which they
have never examined very closely.
When he talks about taxation he
serves it redhot.
"Get along with fewer taxeaters."
he shouts. "Have fewer globetrot
ters, inspectors and rainbow chasers
in our state departments. Discard
all useless boards and bureaus and
place the functions of the govern
ment where they belong, under the
constitutional officers. Take out the
slack all along the line." ,
When Mr. Byrum began his cam
paign the impression got about that
he was unfriendly to the state uni
versity. This, he declares, is not so.
He holds the opinion, however, that
the professors should work a full
day, and believes a saving could be
accomplished by this method. -
In discussing taxation he is frank
to say that much of the burden origi
nates in. the home communities.
Public schools are too costly and
have too many "isms" to his mind.
As he puts it, "There is too much
superintending and too little teach
ing." Cost Too Much.
As a legislator he opposed the
present plan of matching dollars
with the federal government in- road
building. His position is that good
roads are necessary, but that they
cost too much. He thinks the secret
lies in too much engineering expense.
Air. tsyrum is so outspoken about
some of the things done under Gov
ernor McKelvie that some of the
thick-and-thin republicans denounce
him as a democratic donkey dressed
in the skin of the G. O. P. elephant.
Down at Superior the local party
chairman refused to introduce him
to an audience on just these grounds.
Such incidents have no effect on Mr.
Byrum. He was a republican before
some of those who quarrel with him
To describe him it is simply to say
Reward for Arrest
of Woman Slayer
Price Put on Head of
. Man Who Forced Poison
Down Throat of
Mrs. George Lutz, S3, who was
drugged and robbed of $800 in her
home at Louisville, Neb., Monday
afternoon by an unknown assailant,
died from her injuries yesterday
morning at Clarkson hospital here.
In the scuffle with the man she was
choked and a quantity of poison was
forced down her throat. She was
found unconscious on the floor by
her husband several hours later. ,
Governor S. R. McKelvie, here
for the golf tournament, authorized
the posting of a $200 state reward
for the arrest and conviction of the
slayer of Mrs. Lutz.
It was learned here last night that
County Attorney A. G. Cole and
Sheriff C. D. Quinton, both of Cass
county, were in Lincoln Thursday to
obtain the assistance of State Sheriff
Gus Hyers in efforts to track down
According to Mr. Cole, the man
must have been in the Lutz house
more than two hours. The woman
was found unconscious in. a rarely
used room on the second floor. All
the doors and windows of the house
were found locked, according to the
Prison Baby's Mother
Is Granted Parole
Lincoln. July 13. (Special Tele
gramsThe state board of pardons
and paroles today granted Delia De
hart, mother of Nebraska's first peni
tentiary baby, a parole.
Mrs. Dehart had been given a sen
tence of from one to 10 years for
complicity in the murder of John
Mize in Holt county. Her husband,
Rolla. is serving life for the same
Buying Real Estate?
In today's Bee you will find a variety "of
homes, lots, acreage tracts, investments and
rentals. Turn to the Want Ads you will
find offerings from the following representa
tive firms and also individuals :
Hansen Xnr. Co.
D. V. Sholes Co.
W. H. Gates
Drake Rental Agency
Fowler ft McDonald Co.
J. J. MalrihUl
American Security Co.
Byron Seed Co.
Glorer ft Spain
Hastings ft Heydea
D. E. Back Co.
Asms Grant Co.
Benson ft CannichaeL
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that he i an old-fahioned man who
believes way the public affairs were
run 21) year ago can't be beat by any
Hiti Newfangled Methods.
Take the civil adminsitration code.
This is a plan rather resembling the
cabinet system of the federal govern
ment. It is designed to give the gov
ernor more power ajid responsibility.
He appoints heads of departments to
handle routine matters. Mr. Byrum
insists that such elective offices as
the secretary of state, the commis
sioner of public lands and the state
auditor should fill these positions. The
modern tendency is to shorten the
ballot by eliminating these minor
elective oftiees. Mr. Byrum would
have the people name men to do all
the departmental administration.
Linked with this is the matter of
the state budget. As it is now, the
governor receives an estimate of the
amounts needed by each branch of
the state's activities, revises it ac
cording to his own judgment, and
sends itjo the legislature, which may
not increase the appropriations or add
a;iy new ones except by a three-fifths
vote. This was designed to stop
back-scratching and 1 o r - r o 1 1 i n g
among 'the representatives of dis
tricts seeking state appropriations.
Mr. Byrum would alter the budget
law, as he explains, "to keep down
expenses rather than increase them."
He would have this drawn by the
legislature. He refers to this as, "A
budget that will tell the expending
agencies of the state how much
money they can have in the conduct
of their business, rather than a
budget telling the. taxpayers how
much money the expending agencies
estimate they can get away with dur
ing the biennium, as, we now have."
This alone will save millions of dol
lars every two years, he declares.
A good deal of Mr. Byrum's sup
port will come now, as it always
has, from the farmers. His home
town of Bloomington, in Franklin
county, lies in the purely agricul
tural section southwest of Omaha.
He has fought in the legislature to
keep appropriations down, and has
represented the agricultural point of
During the special session he op
posed the gasoline tax. He advo
cated strict regulation of moving
pictures. He supported the Reed
Norval language law. In the changes
that he proposes in the state govern
ment he declares none of the state's
institutions would be crippled nor
any legitimate industry hampered.
Will Not Save
Him From Trial
Benson Chain Man Probably
to Face Kidnaping Charge
at Trial in Fall, Shot
The great silence into which Fred
Browji, Benson"chainman, has chosen
to withdraw will not save him from
the usual course of the law, County
Attorney Shotwell said yesterday.
He will be ' arraigned for pre
liminary hearing in county court
this morning. It is his own busi
ness whether he wants to talk or not.
"His trial cannot be held until fall
because we will have no juries until
then," said Mr. Shotwell. "I haven't
determined yet which charge we will
try him on, but probably it will be on
the kidnaping charge."
A penalty of death may be im
posed under the Nebraska law upon
a person convicted of kidnaping.
Brown's policy'of silence has suc
ceeded an extreme talkativeness
which he exhibited when he was
bei,ng brought from Lincoln by Sher
iff Clark. He talked "a blue streak"
Warden Fenton of the state peni
tentiary galled at the county jail
Wednesday and attempted to talk to
Brown. Brown, who had told the
sheriff what a good friend of his the
warden is, refused to recognize him
or say a word to him.
Five Killed, Three Injured
When Train Strikes Auto
Hartford City, Ind., July 13. Five
persons were instantly killed and
three were seriously injured when a
Pennsylvania Vailroad train hit an
automobile at a crossing near here.
Former Congressman Dies.
San Antonio, Tex., July 13. Mar
tin Diez, former congressman from
the Second district, died at his Kerr
ville home early this morning follow
ing an operation last Saturday.
Shopen ft Co.
R. F. Clary Co.
Payne ft Carnaby.
George ft Co.
Peters Trust Co.
C. G. Carlberg
Harrison ft Morton
World Realty Co.
Glorer ft Morell
Schroeder Inr. Co.
C. T. Spier ft Co.
A. P. Taker ft Son
W. J. Palmer Co.
Free" State Government Has
Decided to Concentrate
Energies in Overcoming
Mulcaly Chief of Staff
Dublin, July !3.-(By A. P.)-
Michael Collins has been appointed
commander in chief of the Irish na
tional army, it was officially an'
nounced today. Collins, Richard
Mulcahy and Gen. Owen O'Durly
will comprise a war council in su
preme charge of military operations
mrougnout the country.
Collins was one of the Irish repre
scntatives at the parleys which
uaiiica me ngio-irish tree state
pact, and has been a leader in sup
porting the treaty against the repub-
n , "t'l'osiiion neaacd by Iiamon
u: v aiera.
Mulcahy Chief of Staff.
Mulcahy also is named chief of
start ot the army.
Owen Duffy, has been the officer in
command of the southwestern di
vision of the Irish forces. It is in
the region covered by this division
that the principal opposition to the
free state government remains.
- A "republican communique, issued
at Cork.'says that at Caherconlish,
County Limerick, the republicans
captured Brig. Gen. Hayes and Con
nolly of the free state forces, with
their men and .'U ritlcs. Sniping is in
progress in Limerick.
The republicans also claim the cap
ture of a post held by free staters
near Clonmel, Tipperary.
London, July 13. (By A. P.)
The provisional Irish free state gov
erment's decision to concentrate its
energies on overcoming the repub
licans and establishing order
throughout the country before sum
moning the new parliament is taken
to indicate that military operations
on a considerable scale are impend
The republicans, since their de
feat in Dublin, have strengthened
their position in the southwest and
now are prepared to put up a big
fight. They are reported to have
taken a line from Waterford across
the country to Limerick as a defen
sive front, entrenching themselves
in preparation for the expected free
Communication between Dublin
and the country to the wes't of this
line has been almost nonexistent for
some days, and what is happening
there is largely a matter of conjec
ture, although the statement given
out by Patrick, J. Little, head of the
republic publicity department, is be
lieved to be correct. He claims the
republican forces are in complete con
trol of the whole country from Kerry
to Newtownbarry and from Kerry to
County Mayo. "
Cork is supposed to rank as the re
publican capital, but the military
Headquarters are either at Mallow or
The situation in Limerick is con
trarily reported. According to one
version there was sharp fighting in
the town Tuesday night, and the
civilian population is suffering from
a food shortage in consequence of the
rival forces commandeering supplies.
The other account is that peace is
being maintained under a precarious
Meanwhile the national army is
reported to be strengthening daily,
recruits -constantly being sent to the
various depots for intensive training.
It is stated that, among other reasons
for postponing the parliament meet
ing, many member of the dail who
hold commands in the army, cannot
be spared from their military duties.
Craig in London.
London, July 13. Sir James Craig,
the Ulster premier, arrived in Lon
don today and with the Marquis of
Londonderry, another Ulster cabinet
member, interviewed Winston
Churchill, the colonial secretary at
the colonial office. The consultation
was in connection with the Ulster
1 0 Crack Trains of
New York, July 13. Officials of
the New York Central lines today
admitted that 10 of their cratk trains
inbound from the west reached New
York from half an hour to two hours
late. The terminal bulletin board
which, they said, "told the tale" re
ported both sections of the Twen
tieth Century Limited in late, the
second section by 40 minutes. The
Chicago Express was 90 minutes
overdue and the New York Limited
two hours behind schedule.
Delays were due to "a variety of
reasons, including the strike," said
Hastings C. of- C. Approves
Separation of S. P. and C. P.
Hastings, Neb., July 13 (Spe
cial.) The board of governors of
the Chamber of Commerce here has
adopted a resolution approving the
recent decision of the United States
supreme court which compels the
Southern Pacific railroad to discon
tinue'its control of the Central Pa
cific, because of the practice of the
Southern Pacific in routing freight
from the Pacific coast eastward over
its own lines instead of by a shorter
line with direct connections. The
resolution favors a strict enforce
ment of the court's decision.
Dr. W. G. Benewa Dead
Oregon City, Ore., July 13. (Spe
cial.) Dr. W. G. Benewa, 42, a grad
uate of Creighton college. Qmaha,
died here Tuesday. He came here
for his health a short time ago from
Fort Morgan, Colo., where he had
practiced for the last few year -
JULY 14, 1922.
of English Pound
American Ambassador Cites
Trade Statistics to Show
Strong Financial Posk .
tion of Great Britain.
London. July 13. (By A. P.)
Speedy recovery of the pound ster
ling to parity with the dollar was pre
dicted by Ambasador Harvey in an
address before the Pilgrims society
at a banquet given in honor of Sir
Auckland Geddes, British ambassa
dor to the United States. Ambassa
dor Harvey cited unemployment fig
ures and trades statistics- to show
Great Britain's strong financial and
Lol. Harvey remarked that the re
duction of 9 per cent in the number
of British unemployed since January
was amazing, when compared with
the depression which followed the
Napoleonic wars. He declared it
was an exhilarating and conclusive
proof of sound and unimpaired eco
nomic conditions and of the impreg
nability of commercial England.
Trade Revival Under Way.
The American ambassador then
commented on the fact that this re
vival of trade and industry was oc
curring despite a tremendous de
crease in the volume of British ex
ports. He believed this could mean
but one thing, namely: That En
gland, like the United States, if dire
necessity requires, can go alone, not
luxuriously, as in the golden past,
but yet comfortably and in safety and
security while time affords an oppor
tunity to explore and unfold the vast
possibilities of the faithful dominions
and the 1,000,000 square miles of land
in the possessions recently brought
under the British flag.
In a speech remarkable for its frank
ness and evident sincerity, Sir Auck
land told the guests that England
did not wholly understand America.
It was vital that more of the people
of England should visit the United
States in order to become acquainted
with the remarkable characteristics
of the people and the extraordinary
industrial, engineering, civic and edu
cational progress of the country.
"It is a common practice in Eng
land to speak lightly of American
newspapers," he said, "but I want
to tdltyou that they are rendering
an astonishing public service to the
people; they are printing much more
enlightening news from Europe than
our papers publish from the United
The women of the United States,
Sir Auckland proceeded, were now
playing a tremendous part in the
life and government of the country
because of their voting power. He !
concluded by saying that the rela
tions between the two countries were
now franker and more friendly than
ever ii. history, declaring:
"Those bonds of amity and co-operation
are the most important fac
tor within the whole range and
gamut of human progress."
Indian Land in Northwest
Opened for Homesteading
Spokane, July 13. Thousands of
acres in the south half of the Colville
Indian reservation, formerly classi
fied as mineral lands, have been re
classified to come under homestead
filing rights and honorably dis
charged veterans of the world war
will be given preferential rights. Fil
ings will be accepted July 31 to Au
gust 21. Should all the land not be
disposed of to war veterans, it will
ben opened December 11 to others
who have filed. .
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Come Out of There
Lone Bandit Robs
Escapes With Between $1,500
to $1,800 Cashier Forced
Into Steel Vault.
The secdiid holdup within a period
of seven. .Jncyiths at the Commercial
State , bank of Florence took place, at
12:15 yesterday afternoon, when ?.
lone -bandit entered the bank and
forced Rudolph Johnson, cashier,
into the vault, and escaped with be
tween $1,500 and $1,800 from the
Thomas Hermanson, collector, who
had just gone to the rear of the bank,
was unaware of the holdup until
Johnson, with the aid of a screw
driver, forced his way out of the
vault. The bandit had a false mus
tache, Johnson said.
The cashier was counting checks,
with his back turned toward '.he en
trance, when the robber entered and
covered him with a revolver. The
bandit is believed to have escaped on
Thousands of Acres
Flooded in Missouri
Chillicothe, Mo., July 13. The
Grand river here has passed the 26
foot stage and is rising six inches an
hour. A 30 foot stage is predicted
by the government weather forecaster
here and thousands of acres of crops
are being flooded.
At Pattonsburg where the flood
water covered the main street to a
depth of two feet Wednesday the
river is falling and the streets are free
of water though a heavy deposit of
mud was left behind. Shocks of wheat
are floating dorwn the Grand river
and corn waves above the flood. Most
of the corn is expected to be a total
The river rose quietly and covered
the valley floor. Many farmers dis
regarded flood warnings and lost
everything they owned.
Broken Bow Man Killed
by Live Clothes Line
Broken Bow, Neb., July 13. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Day Martin, 23,
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S.
Martin of this city, was instantly
killed this morning while locating a
live wire on the Broken Bow-Merna
transmission line. While making the
investigation he touched a.n electri
fied guy wire and was knocked down.
He started to raise himself and in so
doing grabbed a wire clothes line
which had in some manner become
crossed with the light wire, and re
ceived the full 3,200 voltage. Physi
cians were summoned, but the young
man was beyond relief. The parents
are en route by auto to California and
have not yet been located.
Two Killed; Several Hurt
When Building Collapses
Philadelphia, July 13. Two men
are known to have been killed and
more than a dozen injured when part
of the south wall at the 10th floor
of the City Center building in the
central business section, collapsed.
Tons of debris fell upon roofs of
adjovning buildings. The building is
B. & O. Orders Engines
Baltimore, July 13. The Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad company an
nounced that it has placed orders
with the Baldwin Locomotive works,
Philadelphia, for 35 Mikado type
freight locomotives. It is understood ',
that these locomotives will be in
cluded in the equipment trust already
arranged for in connection with the
purchase of passenger and other car
equipment. , i
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Case to Harding
Jewell Sends Telegram Pro
testing President's Proclama
tion on Mails and Outlining
Chicago July 13. (By A. P.)
The striking shopmen carried their
case to the White House today.
The move marks a new phase of
the nation-wide suspension, now in
its 14th day, and gave promise that
the next step toward a settlement
mieht be in the form of action by the
president. Such action as was taken
by the chief executive in the coal
strike is suggested by the new move
of the shopcrafts leaders. '
B. M. Tewell. head of the railway
employes' department of the Ameri
can Federation ot Labor, toaay senr
a telegram to President Harding re
plying to the president's proclama
tion on the strike situation and open
ing a new. phase of the grievances of
ctriUncr rnilwav sllODmCll.
The telegram, which was signed
alcn l-iv (hp six international presi
dents of the railway shopcrafts, de
clared that 'the strikers had walked
out because wages fixed by the la
bor board were in violation oi me
provisions of the transportation act
and because of the violation of the
labor board's position by the rail
roads. No Interruption.
The strikers insisted that no inter
ruption of commerce or interference
with the mail had been caused by
any unlawful act by the shopmen.
The telegram laid such interference
directly to the attempt of the railroad
to operate with incompetent work
men. President Jewell and his as
sociates reiterated their desire to' co
operate in any effort to bring peace
but declared that up to the present
the rail executives had refused to
meet the representatives of the em
ployes. The text of telegram follows:
"It appears from your proclamation
of July 11 that incomplete informa
tion has been furnished you concern
ing the present dispute between the
railroad operators and employes.
"Ninety-two railroads have violat
ed the transportation act or decisions
of the railroad labor board in 104
cases. These involved not only con
tracting out work in shops, but also
wage decreases, interpretations of
rules and the right of employes to
elect . their own representatives.
When the Pennsylvania railroad
failed to comply with the board's
rulings, Federal Judge Page held
that the board's oosition on waacc
and rules was only advisory. The rail-
roans nave reiuseu ever since passage
of the transportation act to establish
national boards of adjustment de
scribed by the labor board 'as the
central part of the machinery to de
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U. S. Troops
Secretary of War Instructs 8tl
Army Corps Commander to
Prepare Enough Men to
Protect Texas Line.
Nonunion Men Attacked
Washington July 13.-(By A. P.)
Secretary Weeks today instructed
Maj. Gen. John L. Hinea, command
ing the Eighth army corpa area at
San Antonio, Tex., to prepare a tuf
ficient force of troop to protect
properties of the Missouri, Kansas &
Texaa lines, which are in the hands
of receivera appointed by the Unit
ed Statea court.
The secretary acted after receiving
an appeal from C. E. Schaff, the re
ceiver of the line, for protection. Mr.
bchaff declared that the state protec
tion was only partial and that many
of the employes of the road had been
beaten up and commerce was neing
intcrfcrred with by the strikers. Unit
ed Stales marshals were unable to
cope with the situation, the receiver
In reply to Mr. Schaff, Secretary
Weeks suggested that he should de
mand protection from the governor
of Texas and promised if that was
not forthcoming the tederal gov
ernment would take action as neces
sary to afford protection.
Instructions of Weeks.
Secretary Weeks instructed:
"Receiver of Missouri, Kansas &
Texas lines operating in Texas re
ports that his operations are being
impeded by lawlessness and violence.
He will appeal, to governor oi icxas
for protection. If protection is not
furnished by state authorities, feder
al government will take action and
will prepare a sufficient force for
thrt .ourpose. The receiver of the
lines ferred to is acting under ap
pointment by United States court.
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18,000 troops under his command in
the Eighth corps area.
It was indicated that orders to
send troops to Denison would go
forward from Washington immedi
ately should the governor fail to take
what is regarded as adequate steps.
Two Men Beaten.
Denison, Tex., July 13. Two men
were beaten, loaded into an automo
bile and driven into the country by
a band of about 20 men, which at
tacked the Frisco shops in Sherman
this afternoon, according to a report
to the Denison Herald.
Sherman i 10 mUcs south of here.
The secretary of war received a
telegram from Mr. Schaff, receiver of
the line, in which he said the shops
at Denison were having difficulty in
"We have not been able to get
protection' and a serious situation has
arisen," the message said. "A K. O.
G. roundhouse foreman was shot and
killed last night while at work; 30
guards brought into Denison on our
passenger train No. 4 about midnight
last night were taken in charge by
mob of strikers while being escorted
to shops by deputy United States
marshal and sent out of town; a
number of our guards have been tak
en off and beaten up. Sixty-four cars
of live stock and meat 'in interstate
commerce are being detained on ac
count of interference by strikers.
United States marshals so far have
been unable to cope with the situa
Denison, Tex., July 13. E. L. Cox
of Wichita Falls, an electrician, was
taken from a Katy train at Waco,
Tex., escorted 12 miles from that
place and beaten by a band of un
known men, according to a report
.received by Missouri, Kansas & Tex
as officials here late last night. Cox
was employed in. the Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas shops here as a strike
breaker, it was stated, but was asked
by union men to leave town a few
Several hundred union men con
gregated at the "Katy" station last
night with the expressed purpose of
turning back strikebreakers who
might arrive on night trains, accord
ing to remarks generally made.
Union leaders say they will not per
mit any outsiders to be brought in
Crowd at Machine Shops.
Saginaw, Mich., July 13. A crowd
of railway strikers and strike sym
pathizers estimated at 1,000 men ad
vanced to the doors of the machine
shop at the Pere Marquette railway
round house here last night and suc
ceeded in getting more than a score
of strike breakers employed by the
road to leave their jobs.
There was no violence, no shots
were fired, and as far as could be
learned, no one was hurt in the
Grades for White Potatoes
Revised by U. S. Officials
Washington, July 13. In response
to a widespread demand, the Depart
men of Agriculture has put into effect
revised United States grades of white
The revised grades provide for the
elimination from United States No.
1 of misshapen potatoes and potatoes
affected by hollow, heart, and the
addition of a grade known as No. 1
These modifications, it was stated,
have been approved by a large ma
jority of 400 of the principal factors
in the potato industry, to whom they
were submitted for consideration be
iore being put into effect;
Bird Causes Auto Wreck
Fort Morgan, Colo., July 13.
(Special.) Orin Wilkes, 35. a farm
hand, was hurt when an automobile
he was driving to this city over
turned. A bird flew into" Wilkes'
face, blinding him for a moment and
causing him to lose control of the
machine, which went into a ditch and
turned over. Wilkes' injuries are not
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