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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLVI. NO. 130,
omaha, Thursday morning, November i6, i9i6, fourteen -pages. Si,l?,s.:T"i single copy two cents.
EVOLVE NEW PLAN
TO SOLVE PROBLEM
OF CAR SHORTAGE
Members or American Railway
Association Have Scheme to
Believe Situation in
' This Country,
IT IS EFFECTIVE DEC. 1
Per Diem Charge Fixed and
Committee Named to Meet
PENALTIES ARE DRASTIC
New York, Nov. IS. The Ameri
can Railway association at its semi
annual meeting here today to con
sider the car shortage situation,
adopted a per diem charge ranging
from 45 cents to $1.25 for each freight
car which any one road shall with'
hold from another and decided to im
pose a demurrage penalty on any road
which violates the association rules
relating to car shortage. - -
The association also appointed a
committee which will confer in Louis
ville Friday with Interstate Com
merce Commissioner McChord with a
view, to' effecting co-operation wjth
the government in the car shortage
The association announced that it
was neutral in regard to the daylight
plan which .was also before it for
Effective December 1. ' .
It is the plan of the railroads to
Yiiake the; demurrage rules "effective
December 1. assuming the approval
of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion.'- ' i . -' " , '.
. The new rules are declared by the
association to provide exceptionally
drastic penalties against railroads de
taining on their lines freight cars be
longing to another railroad. .Follow
ing are the demurrage penalties pro
posed, which the association hopes
will promote the prompt unloading ef
freight cars by shippers.
After expiration of .free time $2
for the first day, $3 for the second
day, $4 for the third day and $5 for
the fourth and each succeeding 'day.
Drastic Action Taken. . . .
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 15. Drastic
action for the relief of the shortage
of freight cars in certain sections of
the country is expected to result from
the conference here Friday between
a committee of five railroad com
panies and Commissioner C: C. Mc
Chord. Ihis is the belief ot a majority
of the railroad representatives present
at hearings being held in connection
tiMlh lit1 in,,AC,i(T9tim. SiK f1ii"i.r-
: change and return of equipment by
the country' railroads: ri .&i,.iu
. It is -the belief pf railroad repre
sentatives that the committee , of five
presidents who will represent the
"American Railroad association will
endeavor, in conjunction, Vith Mr.
McChord, to work out some tempo-
rary arrangement which will relieve
the shortage of all sorts of equipment
and to lay plans forsuch revision of
the car service rules as will prevent
ibicir recurrence. i ' ,- -
Gets Special Permission . -To
Join the Boys in Blue
Although Tommy Dunnagan' of
Woodbine, la., is underXthe army
Specifications, for size and weight,
his desire US join Uncle, Samj army
was so grefct that special permission
from the War -department r was; ob-;
''tamed for his enlistment. He weighs
.. 1U pounds and is sixty-three and one
half inches - tall. . For- one of his-
stature he should weigh 120 pounds.
He was sent with eight other recruits
to Ft. Logan, Colo. - , ; . . T ,
Lincoln Steffens to TaUt "
: Before Omaha Press Club
Lincoln Steffens, noted journalist,
is to be in Omaha November 22, when
he is to speak at th Young Men's
Christian association auditorium un
der the allspices' of the Omaha Press
club. He is to speak -at 8 o'clock
that evening on "What's Up in Mex
ico?" Mr. Steffens has been in Mexico for
the last two years. He spent much
of his time in "Mexico City and Vera
Cruz. Also for three months he was
with the Carranza government on
wheels. He has a lot of inside in
formation on the situation in the re
public to the south. A small admis
sion charge will be made.
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U A. WK1JJH, Met.orolo.lit:
FRANK L. POLK, solicitor ef the
State Department, boomed hj kit
friends to succeed Mr. Lanihlf, If
he retires from the cabinet.
PRECINCT IN LOS
Returns From Smaller Counties
of State Show Little
MINNESOTA COtlNT GOES ON
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov, 15. One
precinct in. Los Angeles was thrown
out today by the board of super
visors in their checking preliminary
to the official canvass because' its
tally sheet showed three more votes
than wcres. recorded itt the registra
tion book. This precinct was credited
with 125 votes tor Hughes and 139
for Wilson, the remainder being scat
tered. . .
Error's such as this and the strik
ing out of fourteen tallies for prohibi
tion electors on' a tally heet caused
seventeen election officials to be
summoned to explain heir work." - .
. Prediction of Demos. '
", Predictions--that the. lowest demo-Tcrttfc-
'elector- m-CnHfOrrrra will run
ahead of the highest republican elector
;were ; made tonight ; by, democratic
leaders after - watching'- ther sloyvly
augmenting returns- from ' county
clerks. . ' , ' ' ' :. y
"The difference will be about 600
in favor of the" democrats," said Sid
ney M. Van Wyck, jr., chairman gf
the democratic campaign committee.
.Available returns were considered
in themselves ndt an index of the situ
ation, proportionately, because they
were from smaller .counties, moat of
which had given Wilson good major
ities. .They showed the lowest dem
ocrat 14,73 ahead of the highest re
publican, but nearly all the big coun
ties Mill 'were missing. (, n . :
i ' Hughes' Plurality 3&S. ' ,
- St'. ) Paul, Minn.. Nov.- 15.-With
forty-six counties in Minnesota hav
ing turned in their tabulation sheets
to the secretary of state, and with un
official returns frorn the remainder,
Mr. Hughes' plurality was cut to 385.
The total Vote was: Wilson. 177,798;
Hughes, 178,183. ' r
- The official vote checked over at the
capitol today gave Wilson 69,598 and
Hughes 80,075, indicating a big lead
for the republican candidate outside
of St. Paul' and Minneapolis.
In the forty-six counties' Allan Ben
I son (soc.) polled 8,09$ and J. Frank
Hanly (pro.) s,8Ui. : :
In Idaho Election"
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 15. instructions
to alt of. the, county prosecuting
torneys of Idaho to probe the wide
spread frauds perpetrated at last
week's election were issued yesterday
by Attorney General Peters, who in
an official letter called their attention
to the enormous vote polled and to
the general abuse of swearing in votes
on election dayC '
In several counties it has already
been ascertained the tally of votes
cait greatly exceeds the number of
ballots actually used.' Grand jury in
vestigations are authorized by the at
torney general. Suspicion was first
aroused ,by the-. increase in Idaho's
total vote from 107.000 in 1914 tn
about 140,000 this year, although the
population has not been greatly In
Three Seek Relief in
- The Divorce Court
Alleging hat her husband threat
ened to Vill her, t Bertha Stevenson
Dunkel has filed suit for divorce from
Lemuel Dunkel with the clerk of the
district court. They were married
July 15, 19U. (. :
.Emily G. Christensen seeks a di
vorce from Theodore C. Christensen
on grounds of cruelty. She asks cus
tody ot two minor children.
Cruelty and nonsupport are charged
by May W. Davison, who would be
treed from Preston C. Davison.
Ask Administrator for
! . Sig Landsberg Estate
George Landsberg of Kansas. City,
brother of Sigmund Landsbergi'Oma
ha musician who shot himself, has
filed application with the clerk of the
county clerk seeking the appointment
of W. L. Harris of Omaha as admin
istrator of 4he estate. In the applica
tion two sisters and another brother
are named as the heirs, It is said the
estate) is worth H5(M)
FRENCH Oil BOTH
SIDES OF SOMME
Strong German Foroes Advance
North and South of Sirer,
Gaining Footing in Foe
, Trenches.. ,.
LOSSES AREVERY HEAVY
Pari. . Official Report Sav-
Enemies Able to Hake Onf.
BRITONS . CONSOLIDATING
Londonr Nov. IS. The British
troops north of the Ancre ware en
gaged last night in consolidating the
ground won in the new offensive
movement, and no further important
operations were undertake. ' Today's
official report from the Franco-Bel
gian front says: '
' During the night we secured tne
ground won by our attacks yesterday
north of Ancre. More prisoners have
been taken, the number of which will
be reported later. ? ,
Berlin. Nov. 15. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) North of the Ancre river
the British attacked ceaselessly yes
terday with strong forces. Today's
official report says the British cap
tured the village of- Beaucourt, but
that everywhere else their violent as
saults broke down with heavy losses.
The statement follows: - v
',The battle north of the Somme
continues. The struggle, which went
on from morning till night, marked
November 14 as another day of a
great battle. The British hoped they
could take advantage of the success
obtained at the beginning and there
fore attacked again : with 'strong
masses north of the Ancre,' and sev
eral times between Lesart! and
Gueudecourt. They ' succeeded in
capturing the village of Beaucourt,
but Qn-all -other portions ot the ex
tensive front of attack the violence
of their assaults broke down with
heavy losses before our positions.
"In the repulse of the hostile at
tacks, Madgeburg infantry regiment
xho. oo ana Bavarian imantry regiment
No. 169 and regiments of the Fourth
Guards infantry division especially
lue rrench employed strong
forces in an effort to capture St.
Pierre Vaast wood, but their attacks
were entirely unsuccessful, ending in
a sanguinary defeat." . j
'. , Consolidate Gains. J
Paris, NoVv-ZlSStrong German
forces attacked-, the French , today
north and .south' of -rfhe Somme river,
but, according to the bulletin issued
by -the war office .tonight, were able
to train i ! only , limited ' advantage at
the cost-of very heavy losses, The.
uermans gained .a,, rooting in , tne
French advanced positions in ' the
northern corner and western out
skirts of St. Pierre Vaast wood. They
also made some progress in the east
ern section -of the village of Pres
soire. -: ,.
; ' .' L Evacuate Poiitions.
Rome '(Via London).1 iNov: 15.-
Italian troops were compelled to
evacuate some of their more exposed
positions on the San. Marco, east of
Gorizta, yesterday, alter repulsing
five Austro-Hungarian attacks on -an
Italian salient at Two Pines house,
says today's war ' office announce
ment. ' ' ' .
Decision May Save
;U, S. Many. Millions
Washington, Nov. J5. A decision
which may save the United' States
several hundred million dollars was
given hereitoday by, the district ap
peals court, holding that an act vof
congress requiring sale ot government
Owned coal lands in Montana and
other states it from $10 tp $20 an
acre fixed a minimutn and not a Maxi
mum price. ' The appraised value of
the lands is said to be nearly $500,-
nnrt Ann -I .1.-
uw,uw 4udvc me iiiiiiiinum price, l lie
suit came up in mandamus proceed
ings by Fred W. Handel and Mae
at-T1'11"16' of Montana to compel the sec
retary of the interior to accept the
minimum price, when he had fixed $70
per acre for these lands and declined
to issue a patent until that price was
paid." A lower court decision uphold
ing the secretary was affirmed by the
Hughes Will Take
Few Weeks' Rest
New York. Nov. 15. Charles E
Hughes, republican candidate for the
presidency, will leave here Saturday
with his family for Late Wood, N. J.,
where he will rest several weeks, it
was announced tonight. William R.
Willcox. chairman of the reoublican
national committees-will accompany
Mr. Hughes to Lake Wood. Mr. Will
cox, however, said he would keep in
touch with republican headquarters
here by visiting the city several days
a .week. -
Former Governor of
Connecticut to Stop Here
Morgan C.Bulkeley, former gov
ernor ot Connecticut, together with
a party from New England, will be
in Omaha today for a couple of
hours. They come in on a special
car over the Northwestern at 11:40
o clock in the morning and go west
over the Union Pacific, leaving at 2 in
MIC IIWW. -
Victim of Auto Accident
Weeks Ago Dies,in Norfolk
Norfolk, ' Neb, Nov; 15. (Special
Telegiam.) Louis Saar, a traveling
salesman for the Standard Oil com
pany, died here today from injuries
sustained in an automobile accident
near Randolph several weeks ago.
ALL AMERICANS IN
PARRAL GET AWAY
iMake Their Escape From City
: Before Villa's Bandits
s Arrive. ," ; r-
OUTLAW CHIEF RIDES IN
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 15. American
and other foreign mining men of Par-
ral are safe and nr't making their Way
... ..,'- ....
. . p
' xftt.ty over land, leaving Parral on
w't'ovemoer o. ne reportea inai uen
. ; I O 1, -
cral Luis' Herrera evacuated Parral
on November 4, and said the town".
was occupied on November 5 by Villa
The Americans' and other foreign
ers left Parral two days before Gen
eral Herrera evacuated the town, the
refugee, who is considered reliable,
stated: The Americans announced be
fore they left that the party of for
eigners, which was in charge of Leslie
Webb, an employe of tlje Alvarado
Mining and Milling company, was go
ing to the port of Luliacan on the west
coast of Mexico, but the , refugee
doubts if this was their' real destina
tion. He thinks they are hiding in the
mountains wxjst of P,arral an gave
dut the story that they were going
to the Pacific coast to deceive the
When General Herrera evacuated
the town he took with Stjm a large
quantity of suppliesbelonging to his
brother, Incamacion Herrera, who is
a merchant in Parral, which later were
abandoned at' Santa Barbara, near
Parral. and captured by the Villa
troops,' according to the refugee's
statement. - - f .
Three trains arrived in Parral from
Jiminez with 1,000 troops and another
force arrived on horseback from the
direction of Pilar de Concho, he said.
Villa was in personal command of the
troops, the refugee ' declared, and
added that he saw the bandit leader
riding through the principal plaza on
horseback with Jose Ynes Salazar, his
second in command. ' j ' ;
Villa, he said, made a speech in the
plaza and announced that his chief de
sire was to fight the American forces,
i ' Seei Villa Enter. : ' , ;
The refugee said he knew thai T.
G. Hawkins, jr., Howard Gray, A. W.
Morris and Bernard McDonald had
left Parral saaely. Other Americans
known, to have been in Parral and be
lieved by him to have left at the same
time were: Dr. A. H. Whatley and
son, Dr. T. I. Flanagan, W. E. Cow
ell, W. C. Palmer and Jacob Meyer.
The refugee saw Villa- tide into the
town on horseback with his personal
command of 600 well armed men..'.
Rowell tuts .Blame
v For Loss of State
San Francisco, Nov. 15. Chester H.
Rowell, chairman of the republican
state central committee, issued a state
ment today charging that the repub
licans "who undertook to' look after
Charles E. Hughes during his trip
through California, not only made a
bad job of it, but suppressed and dis
obeyed instructions from the east. The
statement blames them for the loss of
the state from the republican column.
""If the advices and practically the
demands of the national managers of
Mr. Hughes' campaign had not been
defied and suppressed by those tempo
rarily in charge of it in California,"
the statement said, "Mr. ) Hughes
would now be beyond question president-elect
of the United States.1'
Francis V. Keesling, chairman of
"the republican state central committee
at the tune Mr. Hughes wae in the
state, said: '"I'm not going to say
anything. The. telegrams were all
published at the time." - , .
Villa Said to Be .
To Join Zapata
El Paso, Tex., Nov. IS. Villa and
his main-force of bandits are going
south to form a junction with the Za
pata forces in the state of Morelos,
he announced at Santa Rosalia, refu-
?;ees who arrived here late last night
rom the south reported to govern
ment agents. Villa at Santa Rosalia
declared he would leave a sufficiently
large force in the north to harass the
Carranza troops according to the same
source. ' -
Refugees arriving last nieht reDort-
!4 bandit activities in fhe vicinity of
Vrtiz ana sacnimoa, aoutn ot Lhi
huahuai City, where the railroad and
telegraph lines were cut yesterday,
they .aid. The refugees also report
ed the looting of a larg German
owned factory at Santa Rosalia.
Federal Prisoners to Be
- Tried First of December
Arraignment of all federal prison-ersy-held
on criminal charges will be
held before Judge Woodrough of the
United States district court the first
week in December. - ., j
A large number of the cases on the
docket are for fraud. The most im
portant is that of Xavier W. Witt
man, who was arrested in Wheeling,
W. .Va., fter a chase p three years
that took federal officers half way
around the globe. At present he is at
Wheeling on $4,000 bonds. A,
Hebron Lad Chooses Navy
To Book-Learning Career
" After spending jmost of his life in
schools, Lyle Wayne Fennel decided
that he was not fitted for a career
of book learning. What he wanted
was one of adventure. He enlisted
as an apprentice seaman at the navy
recruiting station and was sent to the
New Port, R. I., training station. He
Comes from Hebron, Neb., is 18 years
old, and a graduate of the Hebron
High school, .
FLETCHER AND MAYO HEAD NAVY SELECTION
BOARD Others to pass on promotion! with them trot Vice
Admiral Dewitt Coffman, Rear-Admiral Austin M. Knight,
Rear-Admiral Usher, Rear-Admiral McLean, Rear-Admiral
Cleaves and Rear-Admiral Albert W. Grant. -
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I K . :. I l l V t- -Vf.. ..:.' . jv
r. ' u ' - I
TEN DOLLARS EACH
TO BOYS AT POLLS
Two Hundred Young strs
Around Booths Boosting
lor Hitchcock and Wet. -
CHARGED UP TO SENATOR
- ' " ' i : ;
When Senator Gilbert M. Hitch
cocknle his statement of campaign
expenses It will probably be a big
account, for his personal workers at
the polls on election" day came high.
It is reported that $10 apiece was
paid to boys from 16 to 18 years old
just to stand outside the voting places
and hand out Hitchcock cards.
One of the lieutenants "who hired
and paid the boys was C. W. Mc
Cune, formerly with Mr. Hitchcock's
paper, now by the grace of the sena
tor and the democratic administration
collector of customs at Omaha. Still
others were paid by the business de
partment of the senator's paper. But
if any missed their $10 for a singlr
day of .passing out cards it was their
own fault. J
:v ". Perhaps Two Hundred. !
"there must have been Over 100.
perhaps 200, of these Boys at $10
apiece, for in many precincts in Oma
ha ftlone -he had two. workers, one
guarding either approach," said a well
known politician. '
. "Of c6ufse, .whether-: the'' senator
stood all this expense alone or not is
another matter, for most- of the boys
who worked for him had dual instruc
tions, namely, to boost for 'wet' and
for Hitchcock. The expense of main
taining these boys on the job for the
day at high pay was doubtless ap
portioned between Mr. Hitchcock and
those who were interested in a wet
state. . : - ' "
, ,!'But at any rate the boys looked
to Colonel C. W.' McCunc, to the
senator or to some of the employes
of his newspaper for their $10, and
they got it." ' ..
Inez Milholland 7
Boissevin Very 111
; . ".- ' .
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov, 15. Mrs.
Inez Milholland Boissevain, New
York suffragist, suffered a marked
setback during the night, it was an
nounced today by Dr. Dudley Fulton,
one of the physicians1 attending her
at a hospital here. At the morning ex
amination she showed pleurisy had
developed to complicate her severe
anemia and her temperature was fur
ther depressed. Dr. Fulton said the
newt , day or two ould determine
Yesterday. 'a fourth transfusion of
blood was made into Mrs. Boisse
vain's veins and apparently she con
tinued the improvement of the last
several, days, . .
Hughes Gains Upon
N. M,. Official Count
Santa Fe,-R M., Nov. 15.-Official
figures on the election received by the
secretary of state today from Ber
nalillo, Taos and Torrance counties
added 435 votes to Hughes' total and
243 to Wilson's aggregate. With these
taken into account, the vote now
stands: Hughes, 29,757; VVilson, 31,
796, a reduction of Wilson's lead from
last night's figures of 187 votes.
The lareest change was in Torrance
countyt where no reports on the presi
dential vote previously had been re
ceived from eight precincts.
Official returns now have been re
ceived from eight counties, with 206
precincts. There are twenty of the 638
precincts in the state, from which no
report has been received. Most of
.them are small and it was said, nor
mally, are 'republican. - r
Husband Twice as Old, -
But That Does Not Bother
Just because her husband is more
thaprtwice as old as she doesn't take
any of the romance out of the life of
Mrs. Charles W. , Steele of Ohiowa,
Neb., who was Miss Belle Whitaker
until bcr marriage in Umaha late
Tuesday afternoon. Her husband
55 years old, while she is but 26 years
old.. County Judge Crawford per
formed the ceremony- i
i r-1 -;';,'
Molly Elliott Seawell, ; :
Juvenile Author, Dies
Washington, Nov. lS.Molly Elliott
Seawell, .author of widely read histori
cal romances and stories for boys, died
here today, aged so. -
Brahan, Sentenced to Be Exe-
outed as a Villa Spy, Is
MORMON MUST- GIVE BOND
El Paso,' Tex., Nov. 15, After b
ing in the Juarex jail since November
7, during which time he expected to
be shot as a Villa spy, Benjamin Bra
han was released at the military
headquarters in Juarez late today and
came to the American side of .the
river. .. ( - -''; ' ;
Brahan said he knew of no reason
why he 'was arretted other than the
fact that he was a scout for General
Pershing in Mexico.
"I went 16 Juarei to see a friend
before returning o join the punitive
expedition," . Braham said tonight,
after reaching his hotel here. "I saw
a, Carranza commander on the street
whom I'hadJcnown at Casas Grandes
when I was with General Pershing.
, " 'There is an American scout,' he
said to another officer when he saw
me." Brahan continued.
"I was immediately placed under
arrest, taken to the jail, and locked
in the 'Incommowcado' cell." Brahan
said. "I wai-npt toll officially that
I was to be shot, but i was given to
understand I would . be, executed.
After Andres lrcia took an niter
est in my case I. was- treated much
better, the concluded, - '
Joseph Williams, the Mormon, will
be reKased as soon as he is able4o
furnish k bond of $10,000, it was an
nounced! tonight. - J
British House of . :
' Commons Debates
Rise of Food Prices
, London, Nov, 15. The price of
food, which has become such a serious
matter in England, as in all other
belligerent cmintries, was discussed in
lue House of Commons toqay. Will
iam Hewins, unionist member from
Hartford, introduced the . following
"In the opinion of the house it is
the duty of the government to adopt
further methods of .organization to
increase and conserve the national
food supply and to diminish the risk
of shortage and serious increase of
prices in the event of the war being
The debate was expected to result
in radical proposals to deal with the
difficulties of the present position. .
The activity of German submarines
in sinking a large number of ships.
which is related so closely to 'the
: . ' f I ...mi l J: . j . . t
price oi iuuu, wui fjc uiacussca in inc
House of Lords this evening by Lord
Charles Bercsford and Baron Syden
ham. ' ' .. ' f.
Wife Says Hubby is
Rich, Hubby Says No
A -dispute over the worldly wealth
of Ralph Waddell, who is suing for
divorce from Ida Waddell on grounds
of desertion, arose in Judge Leslie's
court during hearing of the case, Ida
informed the court that Ralph was
worth $15,000 and earned about $150
a month and asked the judge to grant
her alimony. Ralph came bark by in
sisting that - Ida tacked too many
ciphers on her figures and that he
didn't have a cent. In his testi
mony Ralph said he once was well-to-do,
but sunk $40,000 in a land deal
and got back $500, $400 of which he
gave to Ida.
No Arrangements Yet for
Funeral of Mrs. Manderson
Funeral arrangements for Mrs.
Charles F. Manderson are at a stand
still, awaiting word from John M.
Fries, Philadelphia; Mrs. Blanche
Bracken, Salt Lake City, and Dean H.
Brown, Twin -Falls, Idaho, all rela
tives. Charles H. Marley, private sec
retary of the. late General Mander
son, and who for o'ears has been a
close friend of the family, will have
charge of the making of the arrange
ments. Mrs Manderson was' 77 ytars
oW. ; ...
Takes On Two at Once . ;
And Gets Fined for It
' Jack Goodwell, 918 North Tweuty
eighth avenue, was fined $50 and costs
for an assault upon Harry Rasmussen,
3028 South Tenth street, and R, R.
Anderson, 1922 Chicago street. . In
the collision Rasmussen's nose, was
U.S. WILL DEFEND
Attorney General Gregory Atf."
nounces Department of
- Justice Will Art in ,
" Each Case,
ONE MAY BE MADE' TEST
Suggestion that aw Be Sus
pended Thirty Days is De-,
EASTERN LINE FILES SUIT
Washington, Nov. 15. Suite by rail
roads attacking the constitutionality of ,
the eight-hour railroad law were be
gun today in many parts of the coun
try and the Department of Justice laid ,
plans to defend them. ..' - ' v
Noffer yet has been made by the
railroads to settlcthe question by one
test case. , It was stated officially that
Attorney General. Gregory is planning
to contest each suit as it comes up for
hearing. Assistant Attorney General
Underwood will have direct charge of
the government'! defense, and Frank
Hagerman of Kansas City, Mo, has
been retained to assist him. Mr. Un
derwood expects to appear personally '
in most of the cases, but their number
may make it necessary to employ
other special counsel,
1 U.IJ. r.-....-. IT.. T..-
niniH vuiieMeee e ruw,
The attorney general and Solicitor1'
General Davis have been in conference
with Mr, Underwood frequently since
the first suits were filed and the gen
eral lines of defense have been laid.
Information so far reaching the de
partment shows that the railroads
base their prayers for temporary re
straining orders against the law be
coming effective on the ground that it
is unconstitutional and Incapable: ot
enforcement. The govednment will ,
resist those contentions and assert '
that congress has ample power to en- ,
act such, legislation. v - a
i lie department tonight issued this
"A large number of suits attacking
the constitutionlity of the Adanjson
law have been instituted in various
parts of the United States. The De
partment of Justice will take direct
charge of these cases and Frank Hag
erman of Kansas City, Mo., has been
retained to assist in their preparation
and trial."- - - ,
- Prompt Action Possible. '
Prmnnt and final dSHninn hv the Alt-
preme court of the constitutionality 4f
the law is possible under federal court
practice: it was stated today. Under
accepted practice, k was explained, in
any of the district courts where, test
suits are brought, the district njdge
might call in one or two district or
circuit judges to sit with him in the
case. After a decision by such a -cout,
if was stated that, as the con
stitutionality of an act of congress is
under question, an appeal could be
taken direct to the supreme court
without delay for its consideration by
a circuit court of appeals. hs
. Should a test case or cases be ap
pealed to the supreme court, it was
believed here that, despite congestion
court would advance Adamson act
proceedings for early hearing and de
cision.. .. ,. . ,
v', Will Itt Wilton.
Some of. the railroad brotherhood
leaders are expected here within a
day or two to prepare for their ap
pearance before the congressional
committee making a broad Investiga
tion' into the transportation problem
and it is probable tins' they will aee
The statement of Samuel Gompera
that the law would gc into effect, "in
junction or no- injunction," and the
statement of W. S. Carter, head of
the locomotive foremen and engineers,
denying that a strike had been theat
ened if the law were not enforced, has,
attracted attention among -federal of-
IIVIW.O,-'-'' ' ( "'. . ., . .. t.
, ,;':""Koadi File Suits.
New York, Nov. 15. Suits filed by'
railroads against the federal govern
ment to test the constitutionality of
the Adamson eight-hour law, also are
expected to result in fhe interpreta
tion of the statute if.it be upheld, the
railroad managers comprising the na-
(1'ontlnued en race Twe, Column One.)
Montana Farm Loan
Act Goes Into Effect
Helena, Mont., Nov, 15. The State
Bbard of Land commissioners pro
poses to put the farm loan act into
immediate operation following a de
cision of the supreme court on the1
law, it was announced today. The
books of the state treasurer's office
show that there is now available for
farm loans a total of $728,786.20, and
it is stated that early in December
this will be increased to nearly
"Now that the state land board
knows where it stands, it will put the
farm loan law into operation immedi
ately," said Governor Stewart, -'
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