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, West Ylrgtalat tft* 1 creasing cloudiness Sat- tirdar, followed by local thunder showers gatar- day afternoon or night and on Sunday; warn* er In east, portion Satar- day, slightly cooler day. "ft clrgftu)h TELEPHONE Homber of the Daily Telegraph has been changed front 8 and 14 to— 2400 Ask for dept. wanted. Volume XXX111. No. 139. DOCTORS PrERSE 0! Bluefleld, W. V*., Saturday Morning, June 13, 1925. —Twelve Page*. TELKPtt05£ NO. M* Price: fffo Otati. IN Busnpuo Select Morgantown for Next Meeting and Elect Officers for the Year. DR. R. 0. ROGERS MADE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Proposed to Conduct General Campaign of Education Thru Daily Press of State Formally Adopted—Scientific Program Last Business. The 1925 session of the West Virginia State Medical Association came to a close here yesterday. Proclaimed to have been the finest convention in the history of the association the 300 or more delegates and visitors began making their way homeward early In the afternoon, all epreadlng glad tidings of the fifty- eighth annual session. Chairman of the convention committees and members of the Mercer and McDowell County Medical Societies, who were hosts to the state association during its four-day session in Bluefleld, were showered with compliments during the last day of the convention and highly commended for the success of the occasion. Prominent physicians in attendance at the meeting claimed the Bluefleld convention was one of the finest they had ever attended. Older members of the association proclaimed It a wonderful success. With the meeting of the house of delegates yesterday . morning, interest in the 1925 session was at high pitch. The election of officers and the selecting of next meeting place were the two principal matters of, business. Morgantown was selected for the 1926 convention city and' the election ot officers resulted as follows: President, Dr. J. R. Bloss, Huntington. First vice president, Dr. R. O. Rogers, Bluefleld. Secoud vlco president, Dr. H. C. Skaggs, Montgomery. Third vice president, Dr. D. A. MacGregor, Wheeling. Executive secretary, Sterrett O. Neale," Charleston, ' Treasurer, Dr. Hugh G. Nicholson, Charleston. The only change made in the council was the election of Dr. C. H. Hall, of Elkins. to Bucceed Dr. J. C. Irons, of Dartmoor. Three of the standing committees were changed and a new committee created. The new committee is known as the professional relations committee and is composed of the following: Dr. J. R. Shultz, Charleston; Dr. H. R. Johnson, Fairmont; Dr. William Goff, Parkersburg; Dr. H, C. Nicholson, Charleston; Dr. A. G. Rutherford, Welch. The following changes were made in the standing committees: Public policy and legislation: Dr. C. A. Ray, Charleston; Dr. R. W. Walker, Charleston; Dr. George Mac Queen, Charleston; Dr. James McClung, Richwood; Dr. J. R. Bloss, Huntington; Dr. D. A. MacGregor, Wheeling. Committee on scientific work: Dr. G. H. Barkesdalo, Charleston; Dr. O. D. Barker, Parkersburg; Dr. D. A. MacGregor, Wheeling. With the election of officers the house ot delegates entered upon a number of other business matters which consumed considerable time. The proposal to conduct a general educational campaign through the daily press ot the state was formerly adopted, and its supervision was placed in the hands of the new professional relations committee. A change was made In the line-up of the official personnel of the state association. Heretofore' there has been an editor and two or more associate editors In charge _ of the scientific papers ot the State Journal. Because of the election of Dr. Bloss, the editor of the state journal, to the presidency of the state aBHouiallou, in the future thoro will be a committee of five in charge of this work. All state hews notes and other Information of general interest will be edited by the state executive secretary's office. The new committee on publication will be in charge of all scientific work. It is composed of Dr. J. Howard Anderson, Marytown, chairman; Dr. Walter B. Vest, Huntington; Dr. Harry M. Hall, of Wheeling; Dr. C. A, Ray, of Charleston, and Dr. Charles W. Waddell, of Fairmont. Resolutions of appreciation of the support, co-operation and entertainment of the visitors to the fifty- eighth annual session of the state association by the City of Bluefleld, the Bluefleld Daily Telegraph and members of the Mercer and McDowell County Medical Societies were unanimously adopted. A resolution endorsing a movement for the establishment of a fitting memorial to General Gorgas was adopted. The house of delegates also passed a resolution to the effect that when any member's name in placed on the program and he fails to appear without offeriug a reasonable excuse such member is to be barred from appearing ou the program for a period of two years. Another resolution provides when any member fails to pay his dues before April 1 of any year such member shall stand suspended. The committee, headed by Dr. Vest, to audit the -financial statement of the executive secretary, Sterrett N. Neale, reported It bad found bis .'(Turn/ lo Page Two.,) 1 M R, AND MRS. K. MONTGOMERY OODBN, of Orange, N. J., who were among the Americans recently fired on by Chinese troops in Canton-. Mr. Ogden, a Princeton graduate, Is bursar of the Canton College. Y OF STUDENT DROWNED IN OLD RIVERJ1EC_0 !IERED Two Small Wounds Were Found on Head of Robert Read, Centenary College. REFUGEES SEEKIN PROTECTION GUNS Missionaries Leaving Hupeh Province, in Which Han­ kow Is Situated. BRITISH VOLUNTEERS WERE FIRED ON BY MOB STRIKERS Recrudescence of Strikes in Cotton Mills in Shanghai and Some Anti-Japanese Disturbances in Foreign Settlement. 4 Shipping Tied Up. MRS. GEO, GILL RELATES PARTICULARS HOMICIDE Her Husband, a Senior Law Student at Loyola College, New Orleans, Who on Thursday Admitted Fighting Bead, Is Being Held Without Bail. .Shreveport, La., June 12. (IP)— The body of Robert Read, twenty-five, of Converse, La., a student ot Centenary College, was recovered from Old River, near Pleasureville, a swimming resort, today. Read was drowned Wednesday night during a fight with George W. Gill, •twenty-three, senior law student of Loyola College. New Orleans, Gill told officers. Read's body-was floating not far from the spot where his boat was abandoned on the night ot the tragedy. Two small wounds were found on bis head. The wounds, a coroner's report said, could have stunned the* victim, causing him to drown, A charge of murder was filed against Gill yesterday by District Attorney Blanchard, and he is being held without ball. GUI confessed Thursday afternoon to having fought with Read at the resort. Gill said Read, who was a sweetheart of Mrs. Gill before her marriage, called his wife by telephone and asked her to meet him at the swimming resort, threatening her with blackmail If she failed. "My wife told me about it, and we decided to go down there," Gill said. "I intended to beat him up." Authorities investigating the case and Gill had admitted Mrs. Gill called Read, and arranged for the meeting. After the meeting Gill said he told Head he had come to "settle matters" £nd Read struck at him with an oar. in the fight that ensued, Gill said, he struck Read's head against the corner of a boat and left him stunned. Thursday afternoon Mrs. Gill related the details of the homicide. Gill is a member of a prominent family of Montgomery. La. His wife is a Shreveport girl and is also prominently known. Dr. H. W. Paul, acting corner, reported to District Attorney Blanchard Read .had come to his death by drowning as the result ot homicide. J How much further the investigation will proceed will be determined by Mr. Blanchard, Dr. Paul said, and added: "While the wounds could not have caused death, they could have stunned him." COL. GUFFY AWARDED DAMAGES OF $348,695 Pittsburg. June 12. (IP).—Col J. M. Guffey. formerly a prominent figure In Democratic circles in Pennsylvania, was today awarded $348,695.33 bv a lurv in federal court in a suit against the Gulf Production Company, a subsidiary of the Gulf Oil Corporation. The action was brought to recover 1180.000 due interest, which Colonel Guffev alleged was due him from 1901. when ho sold the defendant company leases of oil lands in Texas and Loulsiaua. At the time, be declared, he retained title to one lease which It was alleged that the defendant concern sold a few weeks later for 1,180.000. San Francisco, June 12, (/P).—Both from Hankow, the great river city of China where British volunteers yesterday fired on a mob of strikers who were threatening the concession, and Canton, the southern river city, where Yunnanese and Kwang Tung troops had been engaged 1n a long range battle for nearly a fortnight, refugees, Chinese and foreign, are leaving for the ports where they can find protection, under the gums of foreign warships. Missionaries too have ibeen ordered from Hupeih,' province, In which Hankow-Is situated. The foreigners of Canton, who have flb«lr separate concession on Shameen Island, have not yet been disturbed by the fighting, dispatches say, but steamers loaded with refugees for Hong Kong have to Tun the danger of passing through the cross river fire of the Kwangtungetes ou Honan Island and the Yunnauese, wiho are in possession of Canton proper. In Shanghai, as a result ot the disturbances at Hankow, there has been a recrudescence of strikes in the cotton mills and some anti-Japanese disturbances In the iforeigu settlement. River and coastal shipping Is practically tied up by t'he strike of seaman and engine room crews. The trouble at Hankow where the •British have erected barricades all around the concession, was one of the most serious affairs that has occurred since the trouble began in Shanghai on May 30. Striking coolies got out of hand, wrecked Japanese shops In the British concession and proceeded to attack, the British, armory when the volunteers fired, .killing .eight of the demonstrators; the dispatches state. Hankow; Jtrue 12, faj)^-Late tonight tb« situation in Hankow still remained quiet, largely owing to the efforts of General Hsai Yao-Nan, military governor of the province ot Hupeh, who today issued a proclamation in which lie. threatened to execute any Chinese who disturbed the foreign concession. There was no repetition today of the rioting of Thursday night in which a number of Chinese were killed or. wounded while making an attack upon bhe British volunteer army. It is estimated. 5,000 Chinese soldiers were stationed around the concession tonight. New York. June 12. (JP).— Grave concern over the immediate future of Christian missions' In China and a bewildered pessimism about distant prospects. In view of recent outbreaks and the development of an anti-foreign and antl-Chrlstlan movement In the former Celestial Kingdom.' were expressed today among representatives in New York of the more than five thousand American missionaries In the China field. The first word ot withdrawal ot missionaries from outlying posts to guarded cities was received today by the department, of missions of the Episcopal Church, to whom Bishop A. A. Gillman/of Hankow, cabled: "Situation serious. Women and children missionaries have been ordered to this port." The Eolscopal mission has about flftv families In the Hanhow region, which includes the provinces of Hupeh and Hunan, around the Middle Yangtze. Representatives of other missions expressed the" opinion their own workers around Hankow would be ordered to follow the Episcopal example. Washington. June 13.- (JP).— Official reports on the withdrawal of Episcopal missionary families from Huoeh province in China to Hankow bv their own authorities there were lacking tonight at the state department and advices received during the dav also failed to throw any light upon the Immediate condition of unrest which prompted their action. ' 0SSIP DYMOW ENTITLED TO PORTION ROYALTIES New York, June 12. (^—Unconscious plagiarism in Polly Preferred, a play produced by Ray Com&tock and Morris Gest, entitles Ossip Oyraow to a portion of the royalties, Federal Judge Garvin decided today. Dymow instituted suit asking from $100,000 to $600,000 for lntrlpgment of copyright charging the theme of Polly Preferred was taken from a play submitted by bint to the author of Polly Preferred. Judge Garvin held that the originality ot the idea entitled Dymow to relief but that the plagiarism was not to be considered as "deliberate and wilful piracy." A special waster will be appointed by the court to determine the amount of Dymow's royalties. MRS. E. S. KELLEY HEADS FEDERATION MUSIC CLUBS Portland- Ore-, Juua 12. (IP)— <Mrs. Edmar StlUtnan Kelley, of Oxford, Ohio, was elected president of the National Federation of Music Clubs at the fourteenth bl-enula] convention Ws today. S TERLING MILLS,, high school student, 18 (below), admits he itnd Prl8cllln Amidon* 18 (above), made a suicide pact. The girl was found dead In the woods and the boy Is In a hospital at Newton,Mass. RIGHT TO PRESENT Defense Turns Medical Testimony of Three State Witnesses in Its Favor. LONG MISSING WITNESS READY TO TAKE STAND Appearing Friday in Courtroom Bobert White Was Taken to Hotel to Be Guarded Until His Testimony Is Desired in Case Against W. D, Shepherd. SUICIDE PACT IS ADMITTED_BY BQY Sterling Mills and Priscilla Amidon Wanted to Die Together Rather Than Be Separated, Former Tells Officers. Wellesley Farms, Mass., June 12. (JP)— Sterling Mills, eighteen-year-old high school student, admitted to the authorities tonight he and Priscilla Amidon, his school girl sweetheart, had made a su'lciderpact; '.Mills shot himself and ls f in a Hospital in Newton. Dudley P. Ranney, assistant district attorney, said Mills had made the admission to him after several hours of questioning in the hospital, where Mills lay in a critical condition witlr a bullet in bis head. The girl, who was fifteen years old, was found dying in the woods with her father's revolver by her side, shortly after her companion was picked up wounded at the side of Glen road nearby. Young Mills told the county official he and the girl wanted to die together, rather than ' be separated when he went to Natick to work for the summer. Mr. Ranney told Chief of Police Hopklnsbury, of Wellesley, he believed Mills* story and there would be no prosecution in the case unless there were further developments. CONGRESSMAN FACES A TRIAL FOR DRUNKENNESS Plkeville, Ky„ June 12. (/P)—Congressman John W- Langley, Republican, Kentucky, was indicted in the Pike circuit court here today on a charge of drunkenness. The bill.was returned by the grand jury after that body took in evidence of Mrs. W. P. Henrltze. who swore out a warrant against the congressman earlier in the week that ended In Mr. Laukley being fined $10 and serving a jail sentence for four hours on a contempt of court charge, when given a hearing before Police Judge J. P- Morris, The judge sentenced the representative for contempt when he used oaths In denying the drunkenness charge. The hearing was' hot concluded at that time, and the police judge later turned the case over to Judge J. E. Childress, of the district court. The case will be docketed tor trial at the October term of the circuit court. OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR ASKED SEND TROOPS Henrietta, Okla.. June 12. (#>)—M#*> than one thousand citizens are declared to have signed a petition to Governor Trappe, asking that state troops sent here Wednesday night to prevent threatened disturbances In connection with mining operations he recalled. The situation was quiet today. Trouble In the mining area resulted from the action of the operators in opening the mines and offering employment at the 1917 wage scale. Union miners demanded the 1924 scale. Moore Withdraw* from Race for'Governor Richmond, Juue 18. (fP)—C, Lee Moore, state auditor of public accounts, today withdrew from the race for the gubernatorial now. luatlon In the Democratic primaries, August 4. Mr. Moore sala realisation that JB order to wake a thorough cam. palgu he would have to ueglect his duties as auditor forced him to decide on this action- lie did not announce his support of either State Senator Walter Mapp, of Accomac, or Harry Flood Brrd, of Winchester' the two candidates now In the race. Chicago, June 12. (JP)— The proso- cutloti today won the right to present Its murder case against William Darling Shepherd. Chicago lawyer, accused ot slaying his millionaire foster-son. William Nelson McCllutock, unhampered by instructions from the bench, but the defense was able to turn In its own favor all medical testimony Introduced by three state witnesses. A longthy argument came late today when the six attorneys retired to the chambers of Judge .Thomas J. Lynch and debated the defense contention the court should force the prosecution forthwith to establish the "corpus delicti" or forfeit its case. The defense contended that while it had btfen established "Billy" McCllu­ tock had lived, and was dead, it had not been proven ho died through criminal means. The state's insistence upon calling witnesses to prove a motive was but a step to prejudice the jury against Shepherd, the defense contended. The state successfully contended the introduction of each witness was a step in establishing the "corpus delicti." "We will show that Shepherd stud- led chemistry In his youth, later was a drug store clerk, later had a private laboratory in the McClintock home: that he later studied bacteriology and that he obtain typhoid germs and instructions how to kill the boy," said Robert E. Crowe, the state's attorney. The fair way and the orderly way to try this case is to prove the 'corpus dilictl' first." contended William Scott Stewart, chief of defense counsel, "and they cannot prove it." "If they don't I'll throw the case into the streeti' 'said Judge Lynch. , From Drs. Rufus Stolp and J. Her rick? who attended Billy McClintock, Stewart upon " cross-examination gained the admission the young mad) died during an epidemic of typhoid fever attributed to eating tainted sea food. Dr. Stolp, called first to treat the youth, Raid a faulty diagnosis had been made, and It was not until two or three days later that a correct diagnosis had been made, The Shepherds previously had been accused of assuring their foster son's death by administering a cathartic after the typhoid fever had caused perforation of the intestines. Typhoid fever alone caused the rich youth's death, testified Dr. William D. McNally, coroner's chemist and veteran ot more than five thousand autopsies, and no medical scleuce could, tell whether it was caused in a normal manner or by. the alleged inoculation. No trace of a poison was found, testified Dr. McNally, thereby dismissing a half dozen counts in the indictment against Shepherd. Eiitelle Gehling, trained nurso and the "suushino girl" of the case, was a witness today. Miss Gehling waB . asked only to Identify a letter Shepherd 'bad written to her, and one excorpt from It went Into the record. Slio was not cross-examined. Others ot the eight witnesses heard today Included F. T. Breldlgari, of Grand Rapids, Mich., bacteriologist, who testified Shepherd visited his laboratory in Chicago with Dr. Oscar Olson; and Mrs, W. H. Grandsen, ot Tulsa, Okla., Who testified she heard Shepherd eighteen years ago denounce Alexander F. Relchmann, co-guardian of Billy McClintock and attorney for the McClintock estate'. Upon. cross-examination of Relch­ mann, Defense Counsel Stewart tried to bring out that Relchmann had come to Chicago from Iowa "without a dime," and had obtained a "lot of money' 'after he began to handle the McClintock estate. William Goyette, a plumber, testified he had hourd Shepherd make adverse criticisms of Relchmann; and L. H. Tolseln, bank teller, introduced Shephord's bank account for the period from January, 1921, to January, last. U Tanged from a few cents to $5,000, but generally was very low. Robert White, long missing witness, appeared in the court room today and announced himself ready to testify against Shepherd. He was taken to a hotel to be guarded uutll his testimony is desired. White probably will testify in corroboration Of the story ot Charles C. Falman, proprietor of the National University of Sciences. It was upon Falman's testimony v - taught Shepherd how to kill Billy McClintock and supplied the germs that he and Shepherd were indicted for murder. The state will continue at tomorrow's two-hour court session to Introduce witnesses whose testimony will serve the double purpose of showing a motive and establishing the "corpus delicti." TKRKIH OUTPOINTS JHJNIWK New York, June 12. (JP).— Johnny Dundee, veteran featherweight, was decisively outpointed tonight by Sid Terrls. of New York, who won the judges' decision in a 15-round fight at the Coney Island Stadium. Newspaper men at the ringside gave Terrls everv round on points. KABTH TREMBLES Los Angeles, June 12. (IP)— (An earthquake shock was felt in Los Angeles aud surrounding towns at 2.18 o'clock today. WARREN S. STONE, President of all. of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' activities; who died Friday In a Cloveland hospital, a victim of an acute attack ot Brlghts' disease. T WARNING TQ MEXICO GIVEN BY STAT E_SECR ET A R Y United States Cannot Countenance Violations of International Obligations. AMERICAN CITIZENS MUST BE FURNISHED PROTECTION Strong Language of Mr. Kellogg Came as Surprise, Altho It Had Been Indicated He Would Make a Public Declaration on Situation. Washington, Juue 12. (iT').-JBlunt warning to the Mexican government the United States canuot countenance violation bv Mexico of her international obligations or f failure „ to, .protect American citizens, "was served bv Secretary Kellogg- today in a formal statement. The strong language employed by the secretary came as a surprise, although it had been indicated he would make a public declaration as a result of recent conversations with Ambassador Sheffield, who appears to havo returned from his post on leave chiefly to discuss the grave situation in Mexico with the president and Mr. Kellogg. The secretary's statement declared that while relations-with the Mexican government were friendly, "conditions are not entirely satisfactory and wo are looking to, and expect, the Mexican government to restore properties Illegally taken and to Indemnify American citizens." "It should be mado clearVtluit this government will continue to support tho government in Mexico only so long as It protects American lives and American rights and compiles with Its international engagements and obligations," Mr. Kellogg said. "The government of Mexico is now on trial before the world." Ambassador Telle/, at the Mexican embassy, expressed "surprise" at tho nature of the Kellogg statement. He said he had no previous knowledge that it was made, and that he knew of no auestlon pending between tho two governments nor of any new condition in Mexico which could have prompted the statement. ENS. STONE, LEADER AND FINANCIER, DEAD Was President of All Activities of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. ACUTE ATTACK OF BRIGHTS DISEASE CAUSE OF DEMISE Funeral Service and Burial Will Be Held in Cleveland Monday Afternoon — Had Received and Declined Tentative Offers of Cabinet Positions, NO RESPONSIBILITY IN THE ARMS TRAFFIC REGULATION Geneva June 12. (JP)~ Tho United States will be asked to assumo no responsibility iu the carrying out of the arms traffic regulations in the world's forbidden zones, Representative Theodore E- Burton, United States, today Introduced a resolution in the arms conference, specifying signatories having no territories under their sovereignity within or adjacent to the special zones, accept no responsibility concerning the carrying out of the control measures in those zones. This was accepted by the conference with an amendment that signatories assume no responsibility unless rtioy so desire. FRENCHJPREMIER SPENDS ENTIRE DAY ON FRONT Fez. .French Morocco. June 12. MP). —M. Palnleve, French premier and minister of war, spent the entire day on the front which the French have set up In opposition to the tribesmen who invaded the French zone. In the districts more exposed to j enemy ruius an uutuuiubllu with a machine gun took Its place at the head of the line ot automobiles conveying the premier anff his companions. Another armed car protected the rear. Low flying planes guarded tho sides of the column. COMPANY STORES ARE RAIDED BY STRIKERS Sydney, N. S., June 12. (^—British Empire Steel Corporation stores at Dominion mines Nos. 1, 2 and 4, near Glace Bay, N. S., were raided tonight by a crowd of 1,500 striking miners, according to a report made by Sergeant Mitchell Mclntyro in charge for the Glace Bay police station. Sergeant Mclntyre stated that rumors of an attack on the power plant at New Aberdeen by the miners were without fouudaUou. Cleveland, June 12. (/P)-—Warren Stanford Stone, sixty-five, labor leader aud financier, president of tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and nil Its far reaching financial activities, dV:d iu a hospital here late today from an acute attack of Brlghts' Disease. Funeral service and burial will be hold here Monday afternoon. Mr. Stone's wife was .at her home here when his death occurred. They had no children. Telegrams of condolence were pour- lug Into the brotherhood offices tonight from railroad managers, national labor leaders, chambers of commerce and other organizations. Mr. Stone was taken sick In.New York last April. He came home and went to a hospital for two weeks and then returned to work. He waB at work until late Tuesday of this week, when he was taken to a hospital suffering from an attack of uraemia poisoning. He was only semi-conscious from that time until his death. Officials of the brotherhood tonight fcaid several presidents had offered Mr. Stone appointments to political offices and that he had received tentative offers to cabinet positions. All wore declined. At the triennial convention ot the brotherhood here last Juno, the convention created a new office, president of all the brotherhood's- activities, and elected Mr. Stono to this position for six years. His previous, . title had been grand chief engineer. L. G. Gritting was elected Arand . chief engineer to succeed Mr. Stone, having charge ot the lifior department. W. B. Prenter,, was elected first vice-president in charge ot all' brotherhood finance, and H. T. Dough-" • erty was elected second vice-president in charge of the brotherhood insurance and pension departments. Mr, Stone 'had direct supervision of all three offices. Mr. Stone conceived the idea of the new twenty-two-story Brotherhood ot Locomotive Engineers' Bank building, owned by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Euglneers and leased to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Co-Operatlve National Bank. The building has just been completed, and the Brotherhood Bank wiil move Into it next week. „„.-.. ..... It was on Mr, Stone's'" suggestion that ' the fourteen-story Brotherhood of Engineers' bulldiug was built here several years ago, and, upon his suggestion that anotbor seventeen-story Euclid avenue building was purchased later by the brotherhood. William S, Prenter, first vlce-pres- . idem of the brotherhood, under the organization's constitution succeeds Mr. Stone until the advisory board eleclB hlH succeesor. Mr. Prenter will call the board to meet in Cleveland Immediately after tho burial for tlie purpose of electing a new president. Politically, Mr. Stone was a Republican, but strongly favored all progressive movements. He was one of tho origlnlators and leaders in the conference for progressive political action and was one of the chief financial backers and supporters of the progressive political movement which sponsored tbe candidacy of Senator Robert M. LaFollette for president. Mr. Stone-'s activity in connection with tho Plumb plan of railway ownership agitation und the LaFollette presidential campaign are perhaps his most notable connections with politics. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, through its ownership ot 51 per cent or more of tho stock, controls enterprises with assets ot approximately $150,000,000. When Warren S. Stone completed ills academic education in May, 1879, his father wanted him to take up the study of law, while the son was Inclined toward surgery. As a sort of compromise, if It may be locomotive on the Rock Island railroad out of Eldou, Iowa. Whether he sacrificed a distinguished career in law or surgery will remain unanswered, but the work he chose eveutually made him internationally known aud a leader iu two widely diversified fields—as head of an International labor oi'KUiuizatiou and president ot labor's first national bank In America. One of the characteristics ot Mr. Stone iu doing a thing was a determination to do it as well as any one could. In that spirit he began tiring bis locomotive and In that spirit he continued, although promotion was slow. He worked five years and nine mouths at the firing job before he was promoted to engineer. Then he rounded out a quarter ot a century on the road by putting iu 19 years aud three months at the throttle iu freight and passenger service. Through all those years Mr. Stoue had Innate executive ability, for the display of which he had little opportunity lu the locomotive cab. But he had shown It In the councils ot his fellow engineers and while still holdiug his job lu the cab was called upon In August, 1903, to fill the position of grund chief of the luter- iiutluual Brotherhood ot Locowotlvu Engineers, which had become vacant W by the death ot Graud Chief P. $ Arthur while delivering au address at Wluutpeg, Man. Up to the time. . ; (Turn to Puge Two,) •