The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on July 14, 1914 · Page 1
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10 PAGES Review Want Ads--They Thirty-Sixth Year. DECATUR, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS. No. 195. Retaliation is Threatened Against the New Haven Stockholders--Morgan Makes Statement \w T^rk .Iiilv 14,--While J. P Mor- K i n A- (""Tnparv. C o n s i s t e n t l y refused t i iiljc*u*!i t h * report of tho Interstate^^ ·-nmTnij'Mon severely cenaur- J n « t h e ^"-""or s u n d e r the a d m l n i a t r a - t i ' - n of Chi-l-fl P Mellon for "reckless *nl p r o f i t ^ i t f " f i n a n c i a l operations, «-Mlmnted TO h a v p cost stockholders f r o m M? l ""' 1 ftnft to $!in.oon.OOO. ,1. P. M o r g a n hir~?« 'f denies the charge that t h n rorinv Dion's examiners were not n*rnr*l*"i f u l l a^-'css to the firm's books 1'onrins: on th* New Hav^n Corre- fp'-mdr n^o nnd*% p u b H r at W a s h i n g t o n toi3 of C o m m i s s i o n e r M*"Ch^r-1.« d l r ^ r t - 3ns; t h ^ r h i e f e x a m i n e r to rear? tlv 1 ·work as ' I t was useless ' j MORGAN'S STATEMENT Last n i g h t Mr M o r g a n lssue-1 this U t a t e m e n l in repl\ : ' T h e I n f o r m a M o n w i t h regard t o t h e · w i t h d r a w n ! of th** I n t e r s t a t e Commerce eomml "Plan's r x n m i n e r s f r o m t h e e x a m i n a t i o n of *he hooks of our f i r m is t h e f i r s t I n Mm.'if ion t h a t I have had t h a t t h ^ v h.Td bef»n recalled. On OF I. C. C.'a HAND?. 1 Thn \*w Havp-n ^ I t ' i a l i o n Is now out rt f h r hand* of t h n I n t e r s t a t e Comm ^ r r e Commiss-ir-n a n d what a c t i o n If "ny is t i k ^ n on th» r p r o r n m o n ^ i i t i o n s t h a t th** dir*-'*tors be prosecuted, lies w f r h th* 1 d e p a r t m e n t of justice and the d i s t r i c t a t t ^ r m - y s In t h e states in which th* 1 !» stem hag lines. Prosecuting a t f o r n ^ v - - n t New York. Boston, W a r f f o r ' t , New Hsv^n. Nw London and ·other p o m f j i had received no copies of thA ^vM(»n f * f t t o d a y . It IP understood, howv^r. t h a t copies w i l l b received. T»lPtrtrt A t t o r n e y Whitman, who has V*»n in NVwport. was expected here to- tlav D i r « r t o r s and former directors of the yoai g e n e r a l l y ha\ - « refused to discuss the commission's r e p o r t . Mr. Mellen. h o w f v ^ r . under whoy* a d m i n t s t r a t i o n . the allef«»f5 n r f j i ~ornplainorl .f were r o m m i f ' w j . h n n d p f l it as "a report of T " ' n ' -.1! t r i ^ · ' l ^ , l I m a d e f o r p n H t f c « I T' f j i ] h(5.i r .-l o? t h e p r ^ f c n t X?w 3!.i' » n 1lr" r t n r! 1 1? to m?e* In N°w Tr.-k « n T h i r ? d a v . A t *hat tlm** p^me f t n t t - r u r t h « » a r l n K on thft o h a r c r y may r - F F K V P ? MELLON" M- M"' n mnn^l. T W. H fjm. J*i. «· a ^ ' t ^ - ^ p Wf «aM tlnl Mell^r ft p r l i-it^. t-" i n " w h f n h»» t o n k r h n r e e of i h f - \. « i f i \ n v;ts a m i l l i o n dollars ·»n h' i t-1'·' it w n n far less t h n n t r i ' t t "^ i d d M th.i) I t t h « g o v e r n m e n t T ' '· -3'-| n.« n-icv".' ?M hv t h e romrnls- r"~r. r ^ A d i r * S r ' t ' i r ? v o - i J d r e t a l i a t e w i t h v * ' i f hr r-rri^ri i n a f f i r m a t i v e a r t i n n n n - I 'h* o»h*T a c t i o n wotild b* 1 n u l l i - t ' f d *rd r p ' i - h to f h ? r r e d i t o f M r . Mel- ]fri a n d t^** d n ""tors w o u M he estab- W H I T M A N - 3 THREAT. TMstn^t ' r t o r n * v W h i t m a n reached JiU o f f h f phTtlv before 11 o'clnrfc f c n d i f p ' K . l t h i s .t'-jtf-mc-nt: ' \ \ " h ^ n 'h'-p** p a n e r s (reinti'-'** to t h p ?C*-w H.iv^n' r f - a r h t h i s n f f i - p t h e v will Tc r!o*»l\' « | "' i !iffnlz?'1 a n d If we hav# w p v D»nnran t o b r l t n v e f h n t a n v r r l m ° rf anv k t n r t h i * be»n r o m m i t t n ^ h v a n y y-tson conn* 1 ***-! w i t h t h ^ ^--v Haven, railroif1 or tt.« m n n a t r e r n ^ i i t in t h i s county, an I n d i c t m e n t will follow no m a t t e r who th** person m i v he." Senators Have New Haven Report ' "'·ishl.i.jton, -July H -- W i t h its u n - rr'^T»']rrtd d e u n c l a t l n n of the "mn!-ad- r i ' W n M o n " nf New Hven f i n a n c i a l n f ' a i r ? i n j c r i m i n a l neallgence" o f rtifftctnrd. th* 1 I n t e r s t a t e Commerce f i m m i ? 5 l o n « sensational report on Its i r u r M l s a t i n n of the New England rall- J'.ad lln".i was today before, the senate ··ommlttee w o r k i n g to legisla- t i o n fnr control of railroad f i n a n c i n g i n t e r l o c k i n g directorates and other · u b j c c r s concerned in the investigation. A d m i n l a t r a t l o n supports declared that many of t n e re-commendations of the rommlsslon agreed perfectly with portions of FreMdent W!tson trust legia- Aatlnn program. STEP. The next st«p IB Xew Haven affairs. ^owever. was ovpaated from the de- p a r t m e n t of Rjtli«. Aside from alleged vIolntMa of lows of states and l i a b i l i t y nf the New Haven's directors over wkMk A t t o r n e y General McReynolds ha* snl 1 the federal statutes hnva Bo control, the department was concerned c h l f f l v In the commission's ·IndlnRK t h a t nil the sets characterized Mf "corrupt and unlawful" were tor INE^VSPA'PERf the purpose of aettlnff up a monopoly In violation of the federal statutea. J. P. MORGAN'S WILL. New Haven affairs were brought up In the senate during a prosperity debate between Senator Gallinger, Republican, and Senator Thomas, Democrat. Senator Thomas quoted from tho late .T P. Morgan's will, the words in which the dead financier committee "my soul to the hands of my Maker." "That will is a fitting companion Piece to the commission's report," said Mr. Thoma*. MUSI GO TO For Receiving Stolen anese Papers. Jap- Tokio. July 14.---Andrew M. Pooley. an English journalist, was today sentenced to two years imprisonment and a fine of $100 on a charge of receiving 1 stolen d o c u m e n t s in connection w i t h the recent Japanese naval scandals involving officers in the receipt nf illi'-- it commissions for i n f l u e n c i n g the allotment of contracts. Poolev received the documents from Carl Recliter, an employer- of a German a r m a m e n t firm who had stolen t h e m and was a! leered to h a v e used thfm for blackmailing purpose?. TWO OTHERS CONVICTED. Ttvo other prisoners also were con- v i c t e d today in the same case. V. Herr- m a n n , the Tokio r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of the G p r m a n a r m a m e n t f i r m . \ e f n g sen- tencprl to one year i n j a i ! and George B l u n d e l l , also connected w i t h English iourm!i=m. to ten m o n t h s im prison- m ^ n t . The sentences on thrse two m^n were however suspended for three years. In Effort to SmootK Over Pending Conservation Bills. Washington. July 14.--Conservationists in congress looked forward with interest today ;, the conference which had been at once a r r a n g e d to- be held at the W h i t e House tonight when efforts are tn be made to smooth out d i f - fpren^es over p e n d i n g conservation legislation President Wilson, members of ihf- c a b i n e t and memoers o! the house p l a n n e d to ron?!dpr the pen d i n e A d a m s o n r^neral d^rn hills. THE DESIGN. The b i l l is dnsigned to hoom navigation on what arc- now in the agrgre- p a t p thousands of miles of shoaly streams w i t h p o s s i b i l i t i e s of power dev ' n p m e n t a t t r a c t i v e to p r i v a t e capita! b u t p r a c t i c a l l v p r o h i b i t i v e t o t h e povernmr-rir if i i n d f r t a k ^ n to promote n a v i g a t i o n only. THE PLAN. The p l a n ts to g r a n t p e r m i t s for f i f - ty y**ar r^rirxis for p r i v a t e Construction of darrs a n d !o*ks f=o a? to provide hMds nf water f n r seen ^ r a t i o n of power n r d h v l r o - e l e c t r i c l t y for power purposes for com mti n i t leu needing l i g h t . fti=l a n d powor f o r m n n - i f a c t u r - Insr and r ' h e r purposes CAN'T PUNISH TUFTENES SorB*nd's Officer Immune from Can- mio's Authority. O t t a w a . Ont , J u l v 14 --F^cause Third O f f i c e r A l f r e d Tu'ter* 1 ? of the collier P t o r M a d held a X o r w r c r j n n n a v i g a t o r ' s c e r t i f i c a t e , t h e '""amdign m a r i t i m e p i r H ^ m e n t , It was annnnriT-d yc- c t"rday, h a s f o u n d Itself iir.ibl« t o i n f l i c t a n v p u n i s h m e n t u p o n him as th' 1 man held responsible for the Emrre?s of Ireland disaster. ~+----_ JONES WILL BE CONFIRMED, SURE Washington, July 14--Administration senators a f t e r a ranvas today reported to the "White House t h a t President Wilson's nomination of Thomas D. Jones, ot Chicago, to the feder^i reserve board would be c o n f i r m e d by a mnjor!tjr ranging from five to tt-n. I'here were no developments In the nomination of Paul K. \Varbiirar of New York. Indications were that Mie \ \ h i t e House woi'ld not begin the f i ? h t for his confirmation u n t i l a f t e r Mr. Jones had been placed. READS PRO7'EST3. Senator Hitchcock read letters and telegrams from associations and individuals in the west and mlddlewest protesting against the confirmation because of Mr. Jones' connection w i t h the Harvester company, and while urging his motion to make the record public also urged that debate be in the open senate. 24,650 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND , July 14. -- A new world's record for altitude for an aeroplane was established here today by Heinrlch Oel- rlch. a German aviator, who rose in his aeroplane 7,500 meters, or approximately 24.650 feet, about four and three-quarters O f mile. Washington, July 14.--Huerta-'s resignation was momentarily expected in Mexico City today. Official despatches stated he probably would turn over the administration to his new foreign minister, Francisco Carabajal, either today or Wednesday. It Is believed Huerta is preparing an exit by way of Vera Cruz. The chief engineer of the Mexican railway was sent to supervise the repairing of the Sup in the road near the coast. PROTECTING IJVES. Administration officials and South American envoys are uniting 1 in their efforts to bring- about a transaction of power in Mexico City without further sacrifice of life. General Carranza in notifying the United States that he would not sanction any conference with representatives of Huerta to draft peace terms declared he would aocept n o t h i n g but unconditional surrender of the Mexican City authorities, but would guarantee safe- 'v of life and property, V. S. THREAT. The constitutionalists have been not i f i e d by the United States that recog- n i t i o n will not be extended to them If excesses mark their entrance i n t o Mexico City. The revolutionary junta in Washington as a plan for the transfer of power to the c o n s t i t u t i o n a l i s t s has suggested the retiring- of Huerta and leaving the government in the hands of local municipal authorities. Carranza ran then enter the capital and secure control avoiding any dealings with Huerta. HUERTA NOT AIMOXG REFUGEES. HiyrSi Officials. Including General Maa B , Quit Mexico. W a s h i n g t o n , J u l y 14.--General Huer- tn was not among the hiErh official Mexican refugees sailing f r o m Vera, Cruz on the liner Eppagne. according to early dispatches t o d a y from General Funston. The holding of the l i n e r £ind the hurried repair of the railroad to Mexico City had been taken as an in-dication t h a t the dictator was ready to flee with Adolfo De Le l»ama, Es- tcva Ruiz, Querido Moheno and General Maas. all of his official family, n-ho Failed on the Espagne. FAMH.Y TO LEAVE TODAY. Mexico City. July 14 --Provisional President Huerta's family, according to reports prevalent in the capital, IB expected to leave for Vera Cruz some time today and probahly will embark on the steamer Espagne. The Es- psgnp, which plies between Vera Cruz 2nd Havana and several Spanish ports, already has a n u m b e r of prominent Huerta officials aboard. WENT TO MEET HfGRTA. Vera Cruz, July 1 4 -- I n the belief t h a t General Huerta and his f a m l l v pos- p i h ' y wi'iid arrive t o d a y from the cap- i t a l , a large n u m b e r of American =rm a n d navy officers proceeded on the m o r n i n g train to the gap in the rall- wa y. There was however, no one of importance a m o n g the i n c o m i n g passengers. L i e u t e n a n t Colon*-! Izunza. comm a n d i n g tho Mexican federal troops ;it the gan, refused to d l ^ r u p s the possi- b i l i t y of General Hiierta being on the wav to Vera Cruz Causes Many Diseases, Says Specialist. Chicago, July 14.--' The modern «u- genic program makes entirely feasible and practicable a, certain dc-gree of social advancement for which it is WP!! worth while to strive," said Dr Frank I. Drake, of Waupun, Wis., before the meeting of alienists and neurologists brought together by the'Chicago Medical society for the discussion of mental diseases. WHAT FEAR DOES. Broader and better training for physicians and education of the public were recommended by C. F. Keu, assistant professor of nervous and mental diseases at the University of Indiana School of Medicine at Indianapolis. "Fear paralyzes the reasoning power," said Dr. Henry S. Munro of Omaha, who spoke to the theme "The Emotional Factor in the Etiology of Suicide, Criminality, Insanity and Mor- talitv." "Fear dulls the brain and causes a large part of the diseases common at the present day," he declared. ALL SENATORS EXONERATED Washington, July 14.--Exoneration of all senators concerned In the charge of misuse of official letter paper for promotion of a North Carolina gold mine is contained in the findings of an investigation committee which today completed its report. John Skalton Williams, comptroller of the currency, who figured in the investigation as having sent a government expert to examine the mine was also exonerated of any represensible conduct. The report holds that senators who bought stock in the mine did so as individuals and made no use ot their official positions In p.romoUr.s it. TUESDAY IN CONGRESS Washington, July 14 -- Senate. Debate resumed on trust bills. HOUSE. Resolution to continue last yeaf'a appropriation until new ones can be provided introduced by delayed by Minority Leader Mann. Debate resumed on conference on legislative bill. Bills fixing penalties for violation of railroad hours of service and to extend federal Inspection of locomotives introducted by interstate commerce committee. Disappointment is Keen-Dunne to Back Stringer. Springfield, July 14--Carl S. Vrooman, organizer of the Wilson-Bryan league, which was formed to oppose the candidacy of Roger C Sullivan for United States senator, yesterday withdrew from the race for the Democratic senatorial nomination. In a statement in which he denounced stale and national leaders for their failure to "get behind the candidacy of any sincere and effective champion of popular ' rights." he declared he had abandoned hope of aid from them. As his last effort to u n i t e the leaders who had disappointed him, he says, he is stepping aside in the hope that they may yet u n i t e upon a man he can support. LEAGUE WITHOUT CANDIDATE. Mr. Vrooman's withdrawel leaves the Wilson-Bryan league -without a candidate. One by one W. Duff Piercy, John Z. "U'hite, Frank D. Comerford. Senator Kent E. Keller and Mr. Vrooman have given up their fight for the senatorial nomination. Their w i t h d r a w a l leaves in the race for the senatorial nomination Lieutenant Governor Barratt O'Hara, Secretary of State Harry Woods, Representative Lawrence B. Stringer, James Traynor and James C. McShane. TO DECLARE FOR STRINGER. It is practically a certainty that Governor Dunne and Mayor Harrison will declare for Representative Stringer. Stringer is not acceptable to Vrooman or the other candidates of the Wilson- Bryan league who have withdrawn- They have denounced him as a "stalking horse" for Sullivan, and at first assumed that Sullivan intended to withdraw In Stringer's favor. However, the "news from Washington last night that Secretary of State Bryan intended to support Stringer if the opposition to Sullivan united upon him. Declares Chairman of Wisconsin Convention. Milwaukee, Wi«,, July 14.--Defense of the administration of President Wilson, a severe arraignment of the Republican administration of Wisconsin and a plea for party harmony characterized the speech of Calvin Stewart of Kenosha, temporary chairman of the conference of Wisconsin Democrats at West Bide Turner hall this afternoon. Referring to the national administration, he said that nearly every pledge of the party platform had been redeemed in tha letter and spirit In which It was written. Following the appointment of various committees, the conference took a. recess until late this afternoon. Commerce Board Asked to Compel Rate Adjustment. Peoria. July 14.--Examiner E. N. Brown of the Interstate Commerce commission is hearing testimony here today of the Chicago. Ottawa and Peoria railway against the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul. Minneapolis and St, Paul, Wabash, Grand Trunk, Erie, Pere Marquette, Baltimore ana Ohio, Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railroads. The contention of the plaintiff Is fhat railroads made defendants will not accept interstate commerce shipments at an equal rate which makes necessary a retaining at junction points. Many prominent freight men are attending the hearing. i CUT IN BY Retain 20 Gents a Mile Plum 1 --Hot Debate. Papa Roosevelt Interrupts His Rest Cure. Oyster Bay, N T.. July 14.--Theodore Roosevelt interrupted Ms rest cure for several hour? today to arrange a celebration in honor of the arrival at Sagamore Hill of his son, Kermit, recently married in Madrid, and his bride. The.- are expected here w i t h i n a few days. Old friends of the Roosevelt family a m o n g the Oyster Bay villagers wil! he bidden to meet the brldf. TO NEW YORK TOMORROW. Tomorrow the colonel makes his iveekly journey to Progressive headquarters in New York, where he will confer with state leader? and possibly with Progressive leader? from other states, concerning the request of the New York leaders that he run for governor this fall. A f t e r this conference he expects to take luncheon with wom'en interested in the social service work of the Progressive party. PETRSS IS Geneva, 111., July H--Anthony Petras, recently tried for the murder of his former sweetheart, Theresa Hollander, in Aurora, 111 . was held witnout ball today to the September te^m o « the Kane county court by Jurlg-us Games, Slusser and Irwin sitting en bsnc. A Jury which tried Petras for tho crime disagreed last week after being out for f o r t y one hour?, one man, Homer Eddy, a farmer, holding out for conviction. The vote on the first ballot was eight to four for acquittal. The three judges who heard arguments today make up the ot the sixteenth Illinois Judicial district. Judge Carnes is on the appellate bench. Judge Irwin presided at Petras" trial. NAVAL CADETS ARRIVE AT LONDON London, July H-T h e American battleship Missouri and Illinois arrived from Gibraltar today and anchored in the Thames off Gravesend where they will remain about a week. o n board Is a large party ·( cadets from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, who have been making their annual cruise. Washington. July 14--By a vote of 132 to 122. the house today abandoned Us program of "mileage reform" and agreed with the senate to retain the present mileage allowance of 20 cents a mile each way. each session, for sen- a t o r s and representatives. The vote ·followed a spirited debate In which charges of ''mileage graft" were freely used. Democratic Leader Underwood and Republican Leader Mann roth voted for the higher rate. WEST VIRGINIA MINERS DELIBERATE Charleston, TV. Va.. July 14.--Delegates from all miners' unions in the Kanawha district, assembled here today to t a k e action on the ecale decided upon last Saturday by officers of the United Mine Workers and the coal operators All demands of the men except the length of the agreement, the operators Insisting on a term of three years. Final settlement it was said would h i n ^ p on that one feature. NAME RECEIVERS FOR BIG CONCERN Buffalo. July 14.--Judge John R. Hazel, in federal court here yesterday appointed receivers for the United Slates Light Heating company, a 317.00fi.00n r o r p o r a t i o n engaged in the m a n u f a c t u r e of car lighting and heating apparatus. The assets of the company weire placed at $3.000.000 and liabilities at SPOO.fOO. WOMAN SLAYER ON TRIAL SECOND TIME New Haven, Conn., July 14 -- Bessie J. Wakefleld was today placed on trial for a second time under an indictmer.t for murder in the f i r s t degree In raus- ir.g the deaih of her husband, Wll'tem O Wakefield at Cheshire on Jure 2S, 1913. The woman was found guilty of the murder on Oct. 31 and sentenced to be hanged on March 4 last. Upon an appeal the supreme court of errors granted a new trial. James Plew, who actually murdered Wakefield, was convicted in a separate trial and paid the penalty for the crime. Mrs. Wakefield and Plew had been close friends. The state alleged in the first trial of Mrs. Wakefield that the woman .was the master mind in the plot to kill Wakefield. OLD FIGHTER TO BE RECEIVING SHIP Philadelphia, July 14--The armored cruiser Brookb'n which took a prominent part in the operations off Cuba In the Spanish American war left the Philadelphia Xavy Yard today for Boston where the old fighter will become a receiving ship. It is the first time in seven years that the Brooklyn has put to sea. havlnc been laid up at the navr varrt here Bince her return from the Jamestown £aR in, W.0.7, ,. KEEP OH IS MICE OF Let Convention Select Nominee for President. Dss Holnei, la., July 14.--An active campaign for the Republican nomination for president should not fee made by any Republican, according to Senator Albert B. Cummins In a statement published here today. Senator Cummin:, who Is here for the Republican state convention tomorrow, eald that the national convention should carefully select Its nominee. The senator declined to comment on the report that he would be a, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination In 181fl. LIVELY PROSPECTS. With the fight for the nomination for auditor of state warming up every hour, and the extreme "drys" of the party attempting to agitate the liquor question among the delegates, prospects for a lively session in the state convention tomorrow appeared good today. EMPEROR'S MONK IS STILL ALIVE St. Petersburg 1 , Fla~, July 14--The report that Gregory Rasputin, the Mystic lay monk and advisor oC the Emperor of Russia, had died from the wound inflicted on him recently by a woman in Pokrovsky, his native village in To- bolsk, was unfounded. The monk was conveyed by steamer to Tyumen, accompanied by the governor of the province, the bishop of Tobolsk and two doctors. WOODS SENDS OUT "S. O. S." CALL Want. Help In Solrtns Petition Pn». zle. Springfield. July 14.--Secretary of State Harry Woods Issued a statement to the newspapers of the etate last night asking their assistance in helping him to solve the question of priority in the filing of primary petitions. The secretary calls attention to the scramble for first place in past years and declares the primary law was drawn up to fool the people and perpetuate the reign of political machines. Ha continues: "I now request the opinion of the daily newspapers of Chicago and other cities in tha state, ami the weekJy.-jta- pere as well, regardless of party, to give their opinion through their columns, without consulting each other, as to how this d i f f i c u l t y can be solved." ASKS AX EARLY REPLY. The secretary reauested an early reply "in order that the anxious candidates may know In what order they are filed." HE ELKS Denver. Colo , July 14.--Raymond Benjamin of Napa. Cal., was elected grand exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks today by acclamation. SEATTLE LOSES MEETING. Seattle today practically lost its contest for the 1915 reunion of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks when the grand lodge overwhelmingly voted to meet the week of July 12, thereby rejecting a proposal to meet in the Washington city the week of July 4. LIVELY CONTEST. The proposal was made that the Elks reunion might not conflict with the gathering of Shriners scheduled for Seattle the week of July 12. Thereupon began a lively contest for the Elks' 1S15 meeting with Los Angeles, Buffalo and Salt Lake City apparently leading. TELLS WILSON TRADE IS GOOD President Continues Conference 'With BvBlneas Men. Wa-shington. July 14.--President Wilson continued yesterday his conference with business men on conditions throughout the country and their bearing on the anti-trust program. He «aw Ra-ppael Herman of Detroit and Joseph G. Branch ot Chicago. Other conferences of a similar nature will be held it the White Hous» later this week. Mr. Herman, who was Introduced to the president by Representative Doremus of Michigan, told the president that. In his opinion, business men generally agreed that anti-trust legislation should be put through at the present session of congress B G VOTE TO SHE Enginemen of 98 Roads Refuse to Arbitrate Under Terms of Erdman Act. EXACT FIGURES ON THE VOTE It waa announced by W. S. Cart*r, for the employes, that t.h« vote of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was 97.7 per cent In favor of a strike and that the vote for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, was 99.t per cent in favor of a strike. Chicago. July 14 -- Representative! Of 55,000 engineers and firemen on nine* ty-eight western railroads today declared that they would not accept arbitration of wage differences under th« Erdman act, but would continue negotiations with their employers. UNANIMOUS FOR STRIKE. It was also announced that tho firemen and engineers had voted almost unanimously in favor of a strike should their requests be refused by the railroads. A gigantic strike which will tla up 148,000 miles of railroad is Imminent unless an agreement Is to be had. Virtually all lines west of Chicago, the Illinois Central and lines In Canada west of Fort William, except the Canadian Grand Trunk Pacific are affected. The announcement that federal arbitration would be declined came after a meeting attended by the conference committee of the general managers of the railroads a n d employes of the companies. REQUESTS BY EMPLOYES. Some of the Important requests made by the employes of the railroads, were: Increase in the rates of pay of en- glneneers and firemen In all elapses of service. That the number of hours after which overtime will be paid In freight service be reduced from ten to eight houre and in passenger service from ten to five hours. OVERTIME. That overtime be raised to a basis of time and a half in freight service and double time In passenger service. That engineers and firemen be paid an arbitrary thirty minutes preparatory time for each trip instead of computing service continuously from ae= tual time of reporting for duty. That allowances be made for terminal delays In addition to payment for the miles or the hours of the trip. That the differentials paid for running Mallet engines be Increased. That tha differentials between local and through freight service be Increased. TWO F1REOMLEJN. That two firemen be employed en large coal burning englcea regardlen of the character or langth of length, the tonnage h i u l e r t or the work required of th« firemen. 'Swf\.^F BULL DISLIKED RED BANDANA Mount Pleaajit, la., July 14. -- JL r«d bandana, handkerchief which h» forgot to remove from his neck whan h« went to his duties in the cattle barn ot the State hospital here yeateMay was the cause of the death of John Connors, aged sixty-two, for twenty- six rears a patient In the institution. He was Attacked by a bull near the cattle barn, of 'which he had be«n In charge for many years. His rlb« were broken and his lungs punctured. His home was in Troy. la. TWO MORE RUSS. ARMY AVIATORS ARE KILLED Otchakov, Russia, July 14--Two more Russian army aviators. Captain, Jeaaa- pow and his mechanic, were killed today by falling with their aeroplane i which collapsed during a flight. THE WEATHER. BILLS TO REINSTATE PLUCKED OFFICERS "Washington, July 14.--Bills to reinstate Captain Templin M. Potts, recently "plucked" with other naval officers, now are befors both houses of congress, with favorable recommendations. The house bill was brought In today. Bills for other officers more recently "plucked," among them Gap tain Jphn IT. Gibbons, are eg prepared. Chicago, Jnly 14 --Following a r e the weather indications until 7 p.m. "Wednesday: Part cloudy, *o- nlsht and Wednesday; nomevrhat lilghcr tempera- tnr« in north portion Wednesday. THE WEATHER MAP. Chicago, July 14.--The weather map at 8 a.m. showed: Canadian Northwest--Partly cloudy; 50 to 74 above Edmonton, .32; Calgary, .18, raining; Swift Current, .OS; edMIelne Hat. .02; Battleford. .28 .Northwest--Partly cloudy; 60 to 72 above, .Wllllston, trace; Duluth, raining, trace. Ohio Valley--Generally cloudy: 70 to 30 above. Indidnapolls. .06; Columbus. .73: Cincinnati, I 19; Evamvllle, .06. Local Oteerratfons. Following Is the range of temperatures M recorded bv Professor J, H. Coonradt, United States weather observer: 7 a,m Tuesday 73 Noon Tuesday 85 Highest Monday 98 T-ou-eat Tuesday W Sun rises (Standard time) 4.38 NEWSPAPBE!

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