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The Omaha ; Daily Bee.
The Bee timi to print a paper
that appeals to intelligence,
not to an appetite or scandal
VOL. XLI-NO. 70.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7. lDll-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Kepoft Current in Chicago that Nine
Unions Will Refuse Sanction to
Strike on Illinois Central.
Yorkshire Man Successful in Effort to
Traverse Rough Water from Dover
to Cape Grisnez.
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS FOR TRIP
Takes Almost Exactly Entire Day to
Do Momentous Feat.
FOURTH ASSISTANT POSTMASTER
GENERAL COMING TO OMAHA.
WILL BE NO FIGHT
German Foreign Minister Tells Ameri
can Ambassadors Peaceful SettltT
ment is in Sight.
WILL ANSWER FRANCE THURSDAY
i Li "tiimroWf
SECOND SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT
Captain Webb Accomplished It Thirty
Six Years Ago.
h-OTvYINQ FOR YEARS TO CROSS
Tld Flowinn- A ! Him at
Start and Task. Wu a aevero
Strata Vpoi the
LONDON. Sept. Willi!!! Burgess, a
Yorkshire man, today .successfully swam
the English channel from Dover to Cap
Grlsnea. The iwlmmer landed at Cape
. . - - . . , -1 .Imn.f vartlv
onnes at iu:au tni moruun,
twentyfour hour after leaving- Dover.
Burgos ha been trying for yeara to
emulate the feat of Captain Webb In 1875
and Mveral tlmea he got within a mile of
the goal, only to be awept away by the re-
On this occasion, which Burges declared
Would be hla laat attempt, he atarted from
6outh Foreland at 10:60 o'clock yesterday
mornlng. A strong tide waa flowing and
the awimmer had a tough task to get paet
Goodwin Banda. Four hours after his de
parture the awimmer was only six miles
on hla way.
This waa the laat heard of him until the
news of hla success In reaching the French
shore reached here and considerable anxiety
was being felt aa to hla fate. A heavy fog
enveloped the channel laat night and the
crossing steamers failed to sight the swim-
Second Successful Attempt.
The success f Burgess In swimming the
English channel followed nine unsuccessful
attempts to negotiate the narrow span of
water between the French and English
Numerous attempts have been made to
awlm the channel since 1876, when Captain
Matthew Webb swam from Dover to Calais
in tnntvina hours and .forty-five minutes,
lAt until today no one has been able to
pupiicate i;a.piin wuu
The channel Between uover ana
Grlenei Is only twenty miles wide, but the
tide through the straight is very strong
arid swimmers are obliged to cross at a
, (vide angle. ...
; KANSAS CITY GIRL MURDERED,
HUNT FOR REJECTED SUITOR
KANSAS CITY. M.; Sept.. s.-FonowtnTr.
the 'murder of Mlsa Haael Hardesty. 33
years eld. In her hone In this city late
last night, the police today are searching
for a rejected suitor of .Miss Hardesty,
The girl and her sister were alone in. the
house when a knock was. heard. Miss
Hardesty opened the door. ,A man rushed
i. . nA nriihmit DtiMn(,i word, tired a
bullet through her brain and fled. A year
, when she refused to marry an im
.tunate suitor, a bullet was 'fired through
i the window of Miss Hardesty s nome.
ARMOUR STORAGE PLANT
v IN BIRMINGHAM BURNED
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. Sept .-Flre of un
vw Aauaa today destroyed the cold
storage 'plant and local depot of the Ar
mour Packing company, a handsome flve
atory building with complete refrigerating,
aausage making and packing apparatus.
Loss 1200.000. The plant waa opened here
about two months ago. '
Blight damage due to smoke and water
was done to the plant of the Cudahy Pack
ing company and other concerns with
building In the vicinity of the fire.
LITTLE GIRL STOLEN FROM v
HER BED AT MADISON, MVS.
MADISON. Wla.. Sept. Irene Lero
berger, 7 years old, was kidnaped from
her bed during the night, according to the
theory of police. The child, who went .to
bed with her sister last night, was missing
when her parents arose this morning. The
window had been opened. The Lemberger
home ta In the midst of the local Italian
For Nebraska Fair.
For lowa Unsettled. "
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
luuiwrliva Local Reeora.
1911. 1910. 190. 190.
Highest todsy M CI 81
Lowest today 2 v m m
Mean temperature "A 73 S 73
Precipitation 03 00 .46 .00
Temperature and precipitation departure
from the normal.
Normal tmirature 69
Excens for the day 7
Excess since March 1 734
Normal precipitation 11 Inch
teficiency for the day I Inch
fcficlencv fcinch March 1 UMlnehea
IWiciency cor. period In 1910.. .XI "I inches
deficiency cor. pried in Vifai 1.31 Inches I
.Reports trout, stations at T f. .n.
Ktattoa and State Temp. High- Fain-
of Weather. 7 P m est. fall.
Cheyenne, ciear m
tttnwr, part cloudy .....
Pes Moines, cloudy .....
Xodge City, clear .......
. North Platte, cloudy ...
V Omaha, cloudy
I Pueblo, part cleudy ....
Salt Lake, clear.........
Santa Fee part cloudy
Fioux City, cloudy ......
. 4 .
Valentine, caear rv . "
Icmmwi Mwtl 6 a. m
i-ikw tcrr itcrl I 7 a. m
(""p m wn iwi' S a- m
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P. V. DE GRAW,
Two Letters Cause
Rev. H. Norwood Johnson of Clarence
Wrote to Girl Admirers and Heard
from Bond Clerk.
CLARENCE, Mo.. Sept. . A letter writ
ten by Rev. H. Horwood Johnson to a
young woman of his congregation, and a
letter written to to the minister by Oscar
Calllson, a bank clerk, are now believed
to have been the cause of the pastor's
sudden withdrawal from the Southern
Methodist ministry and his departure from
"God knows my sin," was the only ex
planation In Johnson's message to the Mis
souri Methodist conference, in session two
days ago at Columbia. In a letter to
Presiding Elder Lehnhoff at Macon, he
wrote: "I have not been guilty of immoral
ity, but of Injudicious conduct through cor
It became known today that Pastor John
son's "Injudicious" letter was' written to a
young woman who had shown marked ad
miration for him and had been a frequent
caller at his home. The letter was found
by the woman's sister and was shown to
Oscar Calllson, an official of the church.
He wrote the minister a letter. Calllson
denied that he Included In the letter a
warning that Rev. Mr. Johnson had better
not return to Clarence. He said the letter
waa written In a Iriendly spirit and that
he would welcome the pastor back. ,
The young 'woman had been enraptured
with the pastor's sermons and had shown
great admiration for him. He 1 known to
have written her a warning that her con
duct toward hint might be misconstrued.
The minister's friends Insist ' that the
preacher's motive waa the best.' -.
Rev. Mr. Johnson is believed to be la
Iowa. ' Hla wife believes la him and the
official board of the church la to meet to
day and It Is expected that, resolutions of
confidence In the minister will be passed.'
Great Chinese Flood
Reported by Wilder
American Consul Says 600 Miles Along
. Yang Tsen Are Under Water,
. WASHINGTON, Bept. S.-The enormity
and horror of the famine situation con
fronting China, caused by the overflow of
the Yang-Tien river, was officially re
ported to the State department by Amer
ican Consul General Wilder at Bhenghat,
and the question of tendering Red Cross
assistance is under consideration.
The entire territory between Hankow and
Shanghai a distance of about . 800 miles-
has been -overflowed, Mr. Wilder declare.
Cities and towns are under water, many
dwellings being entirely submerged. Be
cause of the scarcity of rice and the de-
atructlon of the fields the cost of living has
risen to the highest point ever attained.
Inquiry Into Rate
on Wool and Hides
Shippers Contend that They Have Ad
vanced a Third Since Hepburn
Law Went Into Effect. .
CHICAGO. Sept.. 6. Aa Investigation
Into alleged unreasonable' rates on ship
ments of wool and hides from various
western points to eastern markets was
begun here today by United States In
terstate Commerce Commissioner Prouty.
It la the contention of the wool shipper
that the freight rate have been advanced
33H per cent since the passage of the
Hepburn rate law three years ago and the
present tariff is exorbitant in comparison
with rates charged for other commodities:
Minister from Panama
; Weds Girl by Proxy
7 j NEW ORLEANS. I-a.. 6pt. 1-AlthouKh
6g , Dr. Belluuio Porras. minister of Panama
66 1 to the United States, baa been too busy
to leave Washington, he waa married last
week at San Jose, Costa Rica, to a mem
ber of a prominent Costa Rio family, ac
cording to advices received here from
Colon. The wedding was by proxy, which
is sanctioned by the government, although
rarely resorted to In the. Latln-Amertcan
country. Benora Porras Is expexted to sail
soon to Join her husband In Washington.
KANSAS GIRLS SPREAD REPORT
' OF EPIDEMIC OF SMALLPOX
ELMDALE. Kan . Sept. . Miss Dewlg
E. Hlgwer. mho lives In the country near
this place.' today mad a confession' that
she had originated the plan of sending out
alarming stories about smallpox In Topeka
.uo , to prevent people from attending the To
1 u 1 Hkt State fair. 6 he with am other girls
organised the Sunflower Protection club.
and each of the girl wrote letter t Kan
sas newspapers telling of frightful condi
tions In Topeka. She said that she had
'oo heard stories about the prevalence of
.14 smallpox and felt It her duty to do some-
) thing to prevent people from attending the
Negotiations Now on Are Largely a
Matter of Bargaining.
PARIS EXPECTS AGREEMENT SOON
Cologne Gazette Believes Statement
. Made by Cabinet Minister.
RUN ON STETTIN BANK STILL ON
All Efforts of Officials to Reassure
Depositors Are Fruitless as War
Honora Continue to Circulate
BERLIN, Sept. . Foreign Minister Ktd-erlln-Waechter's
statement in conversation
with Representative Bartholdt and C. B.
Wolffram, the special ambassadors of
President Taft to the unveiling of the Gen
eral von Steuben monument, in which he
said that the Moroccan problem was In a
fair way of being settled without recourse
to hostilities, and that the negotiations
now going on were largely a matter of
bargaining. Is plainly re-echoed today In
the Inspired German newspapers.
The Cologne Gazette says:
"We are convinced that Germany and
France will not cross swords over the
The foreign minister will deliver Ger
many's answer to Ambassador Cambon
France Expects Settlement.
PARIS, Bept. (.Advices received here
today from Berlin intimate that the Ger
man Imperial chancellor, Dr. von Beth-mann-Hollweg,
has indicated bis accept
ances of France's proposals, presented laat
Monday to the German foreign minister.
Heir von Kiderlin-Waechter, by the French
minister, II. Cambon, looking to a settle
ment of the Moroccan dispute.
The French foreign office, however,
maintains an attitude of reserve regarding
the progress of the negotiations.
Dispatches which look as though they
had common origin at the French embassy
in Berlin, received today by several Paris
newspapers, also indicate that an early
agreement between France and Germany
In the Moroccan dispute Is probable.
STETTIN, Prussia, Sept. .-The run on
the savings banks here caused by the cir
culation of rumors that war between
France and Germany was Impending, con
tinued today. All attempts of the banking
officials to reassure the depositors have
Search for Murderers 1
of Chicago Chauffeur
Police Beaeve Man Whose Body Was
round in Fox River Was Killed
by Safe Blowers.
CHICAGO,- Sept. . Seventy-flv Chicago
detisctlvea ' and . a score of country
marshals today continued their search for
the murderers of Frederick Wennerstrom,
the chauffeur, whose body was found In
the Fox river at Cary, HI.
The authorities are working on the
theory that the Chicago man waa mur
dered by , a band of safe blowers, who
have committed half a dosen robberies
within fifty miles of Chicago during the
last few. weeks.
Marshal - Manning Aurlnger of McHenry
county today found two hats near the
postoffice at Cary,. 111., which he thinks
may have been worn by the murderers.
The police today received a telephone
message from a woman, who said three
men answering the description of the mur
derers had been seen In an automobile
near Lincoln park on the north side.
A man giving the name of Jamee wyer
waa detained by . detectives at Crystal
Lake, 111., today - and questioned . regard
ing the case. He la said to have told the
police that fifty pounds of dynamite and
a set of burglar tools were burled on the
banks of Crystal lake close to the sum
mer homes of a number of wealthy clu
cagoans. Jbhn Backus, an employe of the auto
mobile livery, says Wennerstrom left the
garage about C o'clock last Wednesday
evening after replenishing his gasoline cup-
ply, declaring he waa going to
lake with a party and would not be back
until late In the day. He says Wlnner
strom appeared nervous and that another
man entered the car In front of the gar
of Men and
Women Fails to Agree
BELLTNGHAM, Wash., Sept. (.-North-wet
Washington' first "mixed" Jury, six
men and six women, failed to agree on the
guilt or Innocence of a saloonlst charged
with selling liquor to an Indian yesterday
and - at midnight waa ordered locked
up for the night by Superior Judge Logg.
The Juror were escorted to separata dor
mitories in the court house and locked up
until they were released for breakfast this
morning. The court declined to accept a
disagreement reported today and sent the
Jury back. It Is reported that a woman
Juror prevented a verdict being found.
KATHERIN CECIL THURSTON
DIES OP APOPLEXY IN CORK
Irish Aatkoress Expire Saddenly at
Hotel Darius the
LONDON, Sept. . Mr. Katherin Cecil
Thurston, the Irish authoree. was found
dead this morning at a hotel In . Cork.
Upon retiring last night Mr. Thurston waa
In her usual health. Apoplexy Is given as
the causa of death.
Mrs. Thurston was a native of Cork and
married. In 190), Ernest Charles Thurston,
with whom she was the Joint author of
several popular novel.
The couple lived happily until 1307, when,
according to Mrs. Thurston, her husband
Informed her that It was neeessary that
ha 'should live hi own life and for the
purpose of literary work should go down
Into .the very .depth of society. Tb
author waa granted a divorce, la
spring at WOl
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
BAILEY WILL QUIT THE SENATE
Texan Announces that He Will Not
WILL GO TO NEW YORK TO LIVE
Hla Retirement Means Important Po
litical qhana-es In Lone Star
. State Sneeemor to Be
Chosen' In July.
GAINESVILLE. Tex.. Bept. . United
States Senator Joseph W. Bailey today
confirmed the announcement made last
night that he would not be a candidate
forTe-electlon to tne United States senate.
His term mil expire March 3. 1913. It is
said Senator Bailey will go to New York
City to practice law after his term In the
MarJy tlmea today Senator Bailey re
fused to amplify his brief and positive
statement given out last night, announcing
his forthcoming retirement. He would only
say that the statement was emphatic and
Borne of the senator's friends say that
the actions of the present Texas legisla
ture have been' displeasing to Senator
Bailey, -but decline to quote him or permit
the use of their own names.
It became generally known here today,
that the ssnater expects to engage In
law practice In New York City when his
term expires and it Is reported he will be
associated with .one of .the leading law
firms In Tfew Yerlc - '
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. . United States
Senator Bailey retirement to private life
forecast an important political change In
. This ta the elimination of an Issue which
has appeared in practically every Important
political agitation In this state for about
six years. So numerous and so loyal were
the senator's friends that repeatedly the
alignment of "Bailey" and of "anti-Bailey"
men has been a large factor In the voting
at the state legislature and some times at
the polls on purely state issues. A suc
cessor to Senator Bailey will be selected
at a primary next July. Those mentioned
as candidates Include Governor O. B. Col
quitt, former Governor Thomas M. Camp
bell, Colonel Jake Wolters, leader of the
anti-prohlbltlonlsts in the recent state wide
election; Thomas Ball, leader of the drya
in the same election; Congressman Randall,
Cone Johnson and ' Judge William Poln
dexter. The latter two were candidates for
governor at the last ' election.
Citizen Army Lost
British Trades Union Congress Votes
Down Motion of Glass Blowers by
NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE, England, Sept.
6. -By half a million votes to 83,000 the
Trades Union congress, now In session
here, today rejected the proposal for the
j organization of a citizen army. The sub-
Ject was introduced by the London Glass
Blowers' society In the form o fa resolu
tion. William Thorne, labor member' of
parliament, for Westhara, was the prin
cipal advocate of the proposition. Op
ponent of the measure twitted Mr. Thorne
with being a "comrade" of Lord Roberts,
who I such an ardent conscrlptlonlBt.
Rescue Party is
Baffled by Blizzard
Men Searching for Lee Garrett, Who
Started to Ascend Mount Tacoma,
Driven Back by Storm.
TACOMA, Wash . Bept. S Baffled by a
billiard that la raging over Mount Ta
coma, the rescue party of six men that
fctarted Saturday In search of Leigh Gar
rett the Boston student, has returned
eraptyhanded. They went to an altitude
of more than 13.0CO feet and found many
tracks of the young men almost up to that
point It Is probable he was driven back
down the mountain by the storm and may
have plunged Into one of the Innumerable
When Steamer Sinks
LIMA, Peru. Sept. A telegram received
today from the purser of the Chilean
steamer Tucapel, which was wrecked near
Quilca. says that the total number of per
sons drowned wa thirty-two. Ninety oth
ers were saved.
Those who lost their lives were the cap
tain of the vessel, the first and second
officers, twenty members of the crew and
nine deck passenger.
The Tucapel during a heavy fog struck
on an uncharted stretch of rocks twenty
mile south of Lima. The vessel wa of
hl,H ton not and engaged In trading on the
weet coast of South America.
Minister Refuses to
Of f iciate at the
Rev. Frederick L. Brooks of Little
Compton, L. I., Declines to .
LITTLE COMPTON, R, I., Sept. .-The
Rev. Frederick L. Brooks, pastor of the
Methodist church here, has been asked to
officiate at the marriage of Colonel John
Jacob Astor and Miss Madeline Talmage
Force, and has declined, owing to the re
strictions which his church places on the
marriage of divo'ced persons. According
to Mr. Brooks the date of the wedding was
set for tomorrow and was supposed to
occur in Newport.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 Colonel John
Jacob Astor, with his fiancee, Miss Force,
and a party of friends, returned last night
from a short visit to the Astor estate,
Femyleaf-on-the-Hudson. Colonel Astor
had nothing to say about the reported
plans for his wedding nor would he discuss
the plans for a departure to Newport on
the steam yacht Noma.
to Debate Suffrage
at the State Fair
Horace B. English, Will Oppose Issue
with Miss Plasters Poster Girls
to Advertise Meeting.
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. . (Special.)
Horace B. ' English, wno Is to be the Ne
braska Rhodes scholar . at Oxford uni
versity after October 1. doesn't believe in
woman's suffrage and he Isn't afraid to
argue the question. Young EngltBh, who
is a Junior In the state university, has
contracted to debate the question at the
state fair tomorrow afternoon with Misa
Alma Plasters, also a university Junior.
Miss Plaaters is a member of the same
university literary society as l English
and the two have debated before.
According to the plans of local suffrag
ists, the debate will be advertised by a
bevy of poster girls, carry orange posters,
such aa- are used by the English suffra
gettes. The girla will parade the fair
grounds Just prior to the debate.
Indictments Found in
N Jenkins Jewelry 'Case
NEW YORK. Sept. 6 United States Dis
trict Attorney Wise admitted this after
noon that the federal grand Jury some
days ago found separate Indictments
against Nathan Allen, the wealthy leather
manufacturer of Kenosha, Wis., and John
R. Collins, a millionaire coal operator of
Tennessee, charging smuggling. The in
dictment were under seal until this after
noon. These Jewels, valued at S17O.00O. were
given to Mrs. Jenkins In 1309, and for two
year the revenue officers have been col
lecting evidence that they were brought
from Europe without payment of duty.
Mrs. Jenkln. Collector of the Port Loeb
and Deputy Surveyor Parr were witnesses
before the grand Jury that investigated
the caae a month ago.
Victim in New York
NEW YORK. Sept. . Poisonous mush
rooms caused another death today, making
a total of ten victims since the first of the
month. The recent heavy rains brought
out an Immense crop of mushrooms, both
edible .and poisonous and both kinds have
been sold extensively by vender in the
Italian quarter. Mr. Marietta Csslco. who
died today, ate the poisonous variety, pur
chased from a push cart. He husband, who
shared the dish, 1 not expected to live.
BIG APPLE CROP AT YANKTON
Farmer Makyng Fruit Into Cider and
Storing It la Their
YANKTON. 6 D. Sept. .-3pectl.-The
farmers of Yankton county, burdened
with an tmmenat apple crop they could, not
dispose of. have hit on the plan of turning
the crop Into cider. A cabinet maker. W.
H. Muth of thia city, wa Induced to enter
the business and 1 working night and day
with a cider pre crushing the big apple
crop Into cider on contract with the farm
era. This Is the first time In the history
of this section that Yankton county has
entered the cider clasa on such a w holesale
scale. The grade of cider 1 equal to tha
beat, but 1 not being put on the market,
but 1 going into the cellar of tho appl
SOLONS MEET AT THE FAIR
League Formed for the Purpose of
EX-MEMBERS TO TAKE A HAND
Speaker John Kohl Made President
and Chief Clerk Henry Richmond
Secretary of the New
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, "Neb.. Sept . (Special.)
Henry C. Richmond, chief clerk of the
Nebraska house of representatives.
Speaker John Kuhl and State Senator
John Tanner of South Omaha were the
leaders In the organisation today or tne
Nebraska Legislative league, comprising
present and former members of the legis
lature. Fifty-nine present legislators and
twenty-six former members attended the
initial reunion at the state fair grounds
and formed a temporary organization.
This organisation will be effective until
a banquet Is held In midwinter.
Officers were elected as follows: Presi
dent. John Kuhl of Randolph; secretary,
H. C. Richmond of Ornaha; assistant sec
retary. Secretary Smith of the state sen
ate; treasurer. Representative Colton of
York; committee " on constitution. Repre
sentatives Prlnc and Quackenbush and
-Senator. Olllo -end -Reereeemtatlve - Tay
lor and Quackenbush were appointed a
committee- to draft . resolution of. regret
at the death of Lieutenant Governor Hope
well and Representative Miner, of Lancas
ter county, both, of whom i have died since
the adjournment of the 1911 legislature.
According to President Kuhl' opening
remarks, a principal purpose of the league
will be the organisation of former legis
lator for Influencing legislation.
Among the former legislators present
were: Congressman Sloan and Paul Clark,
who would like to be a congressman.
to Be Free Soon
Young Man Accused of Murder Says
He Expects Hung Jury
CHESTERFIELD, Va.. Sept. 6. "Boys,
I hope to eat dinner at home Sunday,"
said Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., today as he
rested his chin on his hands and peered
at the little group of newspaper men gath
ered on the lawn some fifteen feet away.
"Do you expect an acquittal?" he was
"Well, to be entirely frank with you. I
do not at this time. My own guess Is a
hung Jury, seven for conviction and five
for aequittal. However, I do expect to
get out at the next sitting of court. I am
Innocent and cannot feel otherwise."
Beattie chatted gayly and seemed glad
of an opportunity to talk, as he had been !
confined in his cell all day.
It li aald that Beulah Blnford Is going
k. W1t rtn von thinlr .f,' wirainu.! ,.nu.uuU. w .u..fl
"I don't know what she would do on
the stage." said the prisoner. "
"She is good looking, that's true, but she
has no voice, and. so far a I know, no
talent. However, boys. I do think that a
skit' with Beulah and the sheriff. Mr.
GUI, would make an immense hit in vaude
ville. By the way. It's rather hard on
Beulah to hold her all this time and then
not let her go on the stand."
"Do you think the defense would have
"Certainly. Why not? Had she not been
held inclmmunicado in Henry county Jail
I am positive Mr. Smith would have put
"What do you think of the testimony in
"Nothing to iy laughed the prisoner.
The witnesses made absolutely no im
pression oil the Jury. It s a wonder to me
that a certain one of them had not been '
afraid of being struck da4. he lied so un
mercifully." At this Juncture the sheriff arrived with
Henry's dinner and the Interview ended.
Hitchcock May Come
to Omaha Convention
LINCOLN. Neb . 6ept. 6 Postmaster
General Frank Hitchcok may be at th
National convention of the first class post
masters In Omaha next week, according to
Postmaster Biter of Lincoln, vie president
of the association. He received a wire from
Mr. Hitchcock asking him to hold the pro
gram open for him.
Dividend on Tobacco Preferred.
NEW YORK. 8ept. I.-Dlrectors of the
American Tobacco company, now undergo
ing organisation under the mandate of the
supreme court, today declared the regular
quarterly dividend on the preferred stock.
Recently the dividend on th common stock
wa passed pending th reorganisation of
SAY ACTION INJUDICIOUS NOW
International Committee Again
Session During Night.
MARKHAM RETURNS NO ANSWER
No Walkout Without Officials' Ap
proval Considered Probable.
WESTERN MEN MAKE QUICK TRIP
International Officers In Conference
In San Francisco Go to Sacra
' meato for Important
CHICAGO, 6ept 8. Probability of a
strike of the federated shop employe of
the Illinois Central railroad waa lessened
today when the report became current
that - officers of the nine International
unions Involved had declined to grant the
support of the International organisations
to such an industrial struggle.
After another all-day conference a com
mittee of International officers of the
unions comprising the federation of rail
road employes, the union officers decline
to authorise any statement of their posi
tion. Though they declared that the ques
tion of a strike had not been finally de
termined It wu reported that they had
sent word to the members of the Illinois
Central federation committee that they
could strike If they desired, but that the
International unions at this time could
not authorize such action.
The international committee wa In ses
sion again tonight, seeking to suggest
some way to adjust the existing differ
ences without a strike. At the close of
the day conference W. F. Kramer, secre
tary of the International Association of
Blacksmiths and Helpers and chairman of
the international committee, declared that
there was no news to be made public
Having wrestled with the problem for
two day and having made no announce
ment of the nature of the deliberation,
Chairman Kramer's statement waa taken
as an Indication that the committee wa
exerting every effort to bring about a
peaceful settlement of the controversy.
Reports to McCreery.
Late in the day. J. F. McCreery. presi
dent of the federation of shop employes of
the Illinois Central road, who had not been
In the secret conference of the Interna
tional officers, called Secretary Kramer on
the telephone. Mr. Kramer 1 said to have
reported to him the consensus of opinion
of the International leaders, but what that
opinion was the president . would nit re-,
It waa reported that many of the In
ternational officers, after a careful can
vass of the industrial situation, felt that
a strike of the shop employe at this tun
would be inadvisable If not disastrous. For'
two day they had dlsoussed the prospects,
and, mindful, of the expresed desire of
shopmen to strike If necessary in order to
force the railroads to recognize the. feder
ation, were slow to .refuse international
sanction of the strike.
None .of the Illinois Central federation
committeemen would talk about the situa
tion tonight, but it waa certain that no
strike order had been issued at a late hour.
For the Illinois Central shopmen to at
tempt the struggle without support, of the
Internationals, it was admitted by com
mitteeman, would be folly:
C. H. Markham, president of the Illinois
Central road, declined today to reply to the
communication sent him yesterday by Sec
retary Kramer, attempting to show that
the unions had not, as he charged, violated
the thirty-day notice clause In asking for
Orflcer Make Hurried Trip.
PAN FRANCISCO. Sept. . The Interna
tional officers of the railroad shop crafts
in conference here will leave lata today
for Sacramento to attend a conference
there tonight. J. W. Kline, president of
the International Blacksmiths' union, said
be was not at llberlty to give out the pur
pose of the conference, although it was
of sufficient importance to cause a hur
ried trip to the capital city.
Meuiiihl Oplulon Divided.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 6. With the
passing of Tuesday and no strike order
issued from the federation leaders opinion
I is alviaea cere as 10 uie possiDimy oi
( such action being taken by the lllnoia
Late today there will be another meeting
! ff ener omwo( the various
to avert a strike
i Ln -! l-ler. rt North. '
I LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Sept. 6 -More than
j cre of unlon edi-. representing, the
j Crated crafts employed in the Harrlman
1 "h0!'- le" for Francisco today. They
! win confer wltn the unlon representatives
who met Julius Krutuchnitt last week.
The party was made up of union men
from all the shops In the Harrlman sys
tem In this district, tho In Los Angeles,
Tucson. Caliente, Bakersfield and several
points In Ariiona. Before leaving they met
and discussed the situation. No statement
was given out, but pessimlstlo views were
expressed regarding the outcome of the
ntrber Break HI Arm. v
MAF-&HALLTOWN, la., Sept. .(Spe
cial.) When Eugene Johnson, a young
man of this city, "wound" up while In the
box pitching for a local amateur team this
afternoon, and was In the act of throwing
an out curve . the bone of his right
arm snapped Just above the elbow with
a cracK mat was neara ail over tne ilia-
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