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CALL TEL. NO. 4405 FOR THE NEWS THE HUTCHINSON NEWS CALL TEL. NO. - 4400 FOR THE NEWS VOL. XXXVIII. r HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1923 LAST EDITION. 4 O'CLOCK NO. 288. PRESIDENT HAD A FISHING TRIP Pulled Out Some, or Tried to', in the Rutsian River. MRS. HARDING IMPROVED She Remained on the Henderson Retting From the Rather Strenuous Days. Seward, Alaska, July 18.—'President Harding and three of hU cabinet officers having visltod the interior ot •Alaska lor five days, traveling more than 1,000 miles and conferring at evory opportunity with tho .people concerning their problems, wore today again auoar dtha navy transport Henderson here, awaiting, their departure tomorrow for Valdex, Part of tho .president's time after tils return here from Fairbanks was occupied with a fishing trip to tho Russian River, whilo Mrs. Harding'ro- inalned on tho Henderson in 'quiet. (Doctors in attendance upon Mrs. Hoardings expressed the tbelief today that sho was recovering her strength, and that her fatigue which cuusod tho president to cancel a proposed automobile trip over the Richardson highway was yielding • satisfactorily treatment. LEWIS CALLS OFF THE MINE STRIKE But District President of Nova Scotia Miners Won't Stand for It. RAIDED JERSEY GAMBLING SHOPS to MODIFICATION IN FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM PLAN -They Have Just Been Announced by the Board at Meeting Today. Washington, July IS.—Several Important modifications of the regulations under which the federal reserve system Is governed, were announced today .by the federal reserve board. Moat of tho chuugea woro Baid to bo due to the enactment of the agricultural credits law aud to court decisions during tho past two years. Notes covering real estate loans no longer will bo required arbitrarily to be cancelled at maturity but may be renewed and extended. In enforcing provisions o£~the Clayton, act, prohibiting Interlocking directorates, the new regulations define uatlonal banks as "any banking institution organized or operating under the lnws ot tho United States, regardless of the sourco of their charter." Part of Plan. Banks which enter the reserve system under authority given In the farm erodits law with a capital of Mxty -por- cont of that required from a national bank of the same class hereafter will 1 )0 given five years to Increaso such capital to 100 per cent. Under the heading ''Purchase of .warrants," tho prohibition against the 'buying of more than 10 per cent of the warrants iBsuedliy a municipality lias been removed. - The so-called par clearance sections also have been revisod so that while member banks are prohibited Iron* receiving on deposit or for collection any check drawn on a non-member "which refuses to remit at par." The member bank may accept the check and "shall make a chargo for the service of collecting" amounting to one tenth of one per cent with a minimum charge of ten cents. JAPAN Wit? UTS. FOR THE OPEN DOOR She Wants it Maintained in the Near East in the Peace Settlement. Atlantic City, N. J., July 18.—John L, Lowls, prrsldont . of tho United Mlno Workors of America today was awaiting word from Hllby Barrett of Glace Day, Nova Scotia, whom ha has appointed pnovlsienal president of the provisional district created yesterday to function In the place of diBtrlot number 26, Glace Bay. The charter of dlBlrlct number 20 was revoked by Mr. Lewis for the refusal of Its officers 1 to call off the strike ot miners at Glace Bay. tn his communication to Daniel Livingstone former president of district number 26, revoking fine charier, Mr. Lewis stated' that Instructions would bo issued for all striking miners to return to work immodlatoly. Not In Politics. "The Unltod Mine Workers," Mr. Lewis said In his letter, "13 not a political Institution, and cannot bo used to promote the fallacious whim ot any political fanatic who seeks to strike down the established institutions ofhsl government. * * * "I have In mind that ybu are a self- proclaimed revolutionist. 1 am familiar with the oohstaut lntriguo between yourself and your evil genius, McLachlan (secretary-treasurer ot district number 26) and your revolution, ary masters in Moscow." Won't Stand For It. Now Glasgow, N. S., July 18—Daniel Livingstone, president of district No. 26, United Mine. Workers of America^ the charier of which was revoked In International President John L. Lewis yestorday'for refusal to call oft the unauthorized strike in Nova Scotia, Issued a statement hero today breathing defiance ot the American leader. "Sa far as 1 am concerned," said Livingstone, "Lowls will not be allowed to do in this district what he did in Kansas. A Political Question. "Lewis has violated all the rules, customs and privileges of the United Mine Workers. This district has complete autonomy. Tho strlko is a political question. It is_not a matter of wages"or agreement or contract. "We will not allow any Americans to come into Nova Scotia and take away the rlghtB ot the citizens of the province, nor will wo bo dictated to by Americans. "Tho miners ot Nova Scotia are free men, mostly native boru and are different in, that roBpoct from the Kansas miners. Wo aro on strike to force tho government to withdraw the troops and .the provincial police." . . Paraphernalia Taken by. Detectives in Coast Towns. TOOK OVER ROADHOUSES Three Truck Loads of Roulette Wheels—Offered $20 to Driver to Return Them. Long Branch, N. J., July 18.—Fashionable Now Jersey reaorta which received a shock yesterday when raids netting $300,000 worth of liquor were mado in Lakewood and Point Pleasant, got another Jolt today when detectives swooped down on five alleged gam- 'bllng casinos in Pleasure Bay, west end, Allenhurst ana Wanamassa. Gambling paraphernalia valued at ?20,000 was confiscated and the Proprietors^ the five res.irts, weer arrested but their names were withheld. Guests were not molested'. Detectives and Troopers. The raids were mado by county detectives and stale troopers. The biggest placo raided -was at West End, and was known as the. Now York Club. The raiders surprised thirty men end women In evening dress. At Plenauro Bay, the raiders colored-a roadhouso noted for its shore dinners In the rear of which a gambling house was found. The raiders confiscated three truck loads of roulette wheels and other gambling devices which were stored In Ashbury Park. Several attempts were made to recover somo of the wheels, tho truck driver being offor- ed $20 for each. "PLEASE CUT THE RED TAPE, MR. PRESIDENT, AND OPEN THE DOOR" MARY THE "SWAMP GIRL" MISSING IN WISCONSIN Knows All About the Swamp and is Believed to be Hidden in It. HAVE NOT AGREED ON- DEMPSEY-FIRPO FIGHT Maybe Money, Maybe Location, at Least Something Checks It. (By The Associated Press) Lausanne, July 18.—(Conference) Japan has definitely ranged herself fcy tho sldo of the Unltod States iu in olBting upon maintenance ot tho open door in the Near Hast. This la what conference circles deducted today from Ambassador Otchlal's somewhat unexpected statement last night, announcing Japan's decision not to sign tho special protocol ot the treaty dealing with concessions. M. Otchlal said: "Japan's abstention is based on the tact that no Japanese.subject has any concession iu Turkey, it goes without saying that concessionary rights acquired by allied subjects would be respected thy Japan. At the sarnie time the Japanese dolegutlon feels bound to declare that Japan, while respecting Turkey's sovereignty would liko to see ussured In that couutry that the people of the open door" and equal economic opportunity." The allied Turkish treaty will be slgnod ceremoniously In the main hall of Lausanne University next Tuesday in tho presence of the president ot Bwitzorlnd and the members of tho lederal council. WEATHER AND ROADS Pittsburg—Clear, roads good. •Emporia—Fair, roads good, Cotfeyvllle—Clear, roads good. Salina—Port cloudy, roads good. (Wichita—Part cloudy, roads good. Arkansas City—Part cloudy, roads good. Topekii'—Purt cloudy, roads good. L Ottawa—Part cloudy, roads good. •". .Kansas. CUyr -Fulri > roa,ds i good. liutphlnsou—Fair, tends good. (By The Associated Press) New York, July 18.—Champion Jack Dempaey and Luis Angel FIrpo, pride of the Argentine, still remained unmatched today attar a conference held in the ortlce of Promotor Tex Rickard, who holies to bring tho boxers together either In Buenos Aires or Jersey City. Just, what lield up the signing, Promoter ltickard did not. state whon he stepped from tho conference cham •hor with Jack Kearns, tho champion's manager, FIrpo and tho Argentine's trainer, Jimmy Do Forest. Negotiations still were on, however, ho indicated, and something might be for Incoming tomorrow. The Location. FIrpo, It was learned, was strong for arranging the fight in hiB native city. Kearns, on Oho other hand, favored Boyle's Thirty Acres, across the Hud- eon, but was reported not to he ud- versa to a Journey to Argentina, provided he oould be assured of a good gato and not another frenzied financial battle of Shelby. Another roport had It that the site was not the only question that was holding up tho match. -The South American youngster was understood to bo standing out for a greater share of the purse l<han had been offered him. The terms of the Kickard proposal have not been mado public. Wausau, Wis., July 18.—Mary Law- aniio, the "swamp girl," had not been found early today, although members of the sheriff's force had kept watch all last, night at points along the swarop rieaf- here where it was believed the girl would perhaps appear. She has 'been iu hiding for more than a' week. Mary, who Is 20 years old, has lived In the neighborhood of the swamp all hor life, and is credited with knowing more about that territory than any- ono else. Vanished July 9. The girl vanished, so far as can bo determined here, the night of July 9, when she was seen last at her rooms. The morning of July 10, her stepmother was awakened from blows over the head, which physicians be Hove wero inflicted with a small axe, lapsed into uncoiiHCiousiH'.ss, and aroused herself when she found the kerosene soaked bed clothing afire. Her ten yoar old daughter, Fella, who was sleoplng with her hnd fled tho house, calling to neighbors that her mother had been killed Mrs. iJiwando ha3 been unable to glvo any idea of her assailant, but steadfastly denies that it could have been'Mary. The authorities, without any clue to tire assailant, aro working on the theory that. It may have been tho girl because ot finding her small automobile parked near the Lawando homo, evidently driven there sometime during the night. TO CLOSE DOWN THE REFINERIES MAN AND WIFE KILLED BY TRAIN WANT LOWER RATES ON LIVE STOCK SHIPMENTS State Public Utilities Commission Has a Hearing on This Today. THE TURKS AUTHORIZED ISMET TO SIGN TREATY And the Turks Seem to be Eminently Satisfied With tho Results. (By The Associated Press) Constantinople, July IS.—Tho Turkish government today authorized Ia- met Pasha, head of the Turkish delegation at tho Lausanne near oast conference to sign the peaco treaty. Authorization followed receipt of approval by Ismet of the agreements reached with tha allied representatives, Tho questions ot concessions ot foreign companies and tho withdrawal of warships- from tho straits wore sattlod in a manner not dangerous to that national Interests and 'without prejudice to the economic independence of Turkey, thTnSolegatloa chief Informed tho government. .Boys of today-tinker with, automobile* <uid radio, instead of going fish­ ing-—AtcUtMon <Hote . .' Topka, Kan., "July 18.—The state puhllc utilities commission's hcurlng on livestock shipping today was do- voted to freight rates on mixed and less thau carload lots. Live stock Bhlppers, through the secretary ot thulr state association, J. C. Mercer, charged that oxcoBsive rates have been charged on loss thau car lot shipments; that It has beon the custom of railroads to chargo tho Bame rate for cattle as hogs, although tho hog rate In car lots is higher than on cattlo, based on a minimum carload weight ot 17,000 pounds for hogs aud 22,000 pounds for cattle. Speed of Shipment. The matter of time In transit and speed of shipment, inquired Into by the commission yesterday, was continued pending presentation of further data. "The questionnaires sent out by the utilities commission have Indicated a sudden growth ot local shipping pools; sometimes halt a dozen In a slngla county," said P. A. Conway, traffic expert of the commission. "These are for tho purpose ot making up carload lots by small shippers and show that diversified farming is becoming much more geuoraj than heretofore. Numerous farmers are growing small lots of cattle, hogs or iheep, in limited numbers." This is Suggestion of Petroleum Association to Get Rid of Surplus. Tulsa. Okla., July 18.—Temporary closing down ot all refineries iu the mid-continent oil fiold to allow consumption of the present surplus of gasoline was urged lu telegrams received today by members of the Western Petroleum Association. Tile appeal for u suspension of refining was dispatched late last night by George N. Moore of Chicago, president of the association aud John D. Reynolds of Kansas City, secretary-counsel. It was sent to members of the association iu Oklahoma, Kansas, north-central Texas, north Louisiana aud south Arkansas. The communication said lu part: ' Tho Western Petroleum Refiners Association will propose to Its membership for tho purpose of relieving tho present temporary surplus of gasoline on hand at refineries, tho shutting down of all refineries in the mid- continent for a temporary period of two to throo -weeks. Soon Consume Stocks. "It Is believed by the officers ot the association that if such a move were made effective at once that the present excessive stocks ot gasoline soon would be consumed. In approv Ing this plan, tho refiners contemplate no additional hardship on the producers. "Most all of tho refiners aro in a position to continue uninterrupted their present purchase of crude. "Temporary shut down such as proposed would do much towards protecting the producers,, refiners nnd the public by eliminating the possl- 1 bility of any demoralization ha any branch ot the industry." On July l, 1»2 refiners ot tho 241 in tho five states woro operating. To Pro-Rate Runa. Houston, Tex„ July 18.—Houston headquarters of the Texas company confirm advices from the company's mid -continent division, Tulsa, that, effective today, the company will prorate pipe line rups from Oklahoma and north Texas, accepting only 70 per cent. This action by the Texas company follows a move inaugurated by the Prairie Pipe Lino company aud other large purchasers .of mid- continent crude two weeks ago. It places all purchasers on a common pro -rating basis. Took Records Showing Motor License to Learn They Were Topeka Peaple. Topeka, Kan. July 18.-—Records at the office of the secretary of otate show that license No. 305 r 712 was taken out by Louis G. Calderon, 230 Kansas Avenue, Topeka. Neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Calderon said they left in their automobile un a trip to Wichita three, or four days ago—that lie has a brother living In Wichita. No one way at I'm 1 Calderon home today. Calderon is of Mexican extraction, neighbors stated, but tils wifo is white, lie Is a carpenter by trade. Emporia, Kan.,-July 18.—A middle aged married couple, whose identity had not been• learned this mornini;. wore killed yesterday evening by a Santa Fe train near Cedar Point. The couple wero riding in a sedan when number tour, the oasthound California Limited, struck tho car at a grade crossing. The husband was killed Instantly and the woman received injuries from which she died an hour later. Tho ear was wrecked, and baggage carried In the car was strewn about the placo whore tho accident, occurred. Tho body ot the dead man was taken to Cottonwood Falls and the Injured woman wan rushed to Bui porta She died a few miles east of Cotton wood Falls and hor body la in a morgue at Emporia. Not Identified. ; All efforts to Identify tho train's THE ST. LOUIS CAR SERVICE CRIPPLED Strike of Electrical Workers There Has Tied Up Many of the Lines. (Ity The AHsoetated PIPSS) St. Louis, Mo. July IS -St. Louis was beginning today to feel the first effects of crippled street car service duo to a strike of the 175 electrical work- FILIPINOS ALL QUIT THEIR JOBS Handed Them in a Bunch to Gen. Wood, Who Accepted Them. ARE MANY VACANCIES NOW General Wood Said Their Resignations Were all Uncalled for at This Time. how Manila, July IS,—Tho Philippine Island* and tho city of Manila were virtually without native participation In the higher department a of their government toilay as a result of tho resignation yesterday of four cabinet members, the president of tho sonata nnd tho .speaker of tho houso of representatives. Tho secretary of the interior and tho mayor of Manila had previously re: : ;lfinod. Insular adminis- trnlivo affairs woio wholly- in tho hands of (iovernor-Oonm ul Leonard Wood and his American appointive, assistants He and his American aides must assume the whole burden of government milII microflora can ho found for l-Hsiimed officials. So far Governor Wood haa not officially in- lus will meet tho -alUia- c!i Cited lion. Long Sessions. Yesterday's resignations followed all nisht and all day sessions of members of lilt* various Filipino proups of tho council of Mate and or the legislative council nt the governor-sen- oral's official residence, Malannu Palace. Led hy Manuel Quezon, tires!- dont of tho -senate, tho officials marched into tho office of the Kovornor- Konm-al and tendered their resignations in connection with which they toad a statement Riving their reasons. The officials said they reined Jointly HH members of the council of etato and individually UH department heads. Tho reasons ^ivon for the resignations confuted of objection to what the official:! characterized as the governor-general's policy and desiro to Intervene and control, even to tho smallest detail?, "our Kovorrtmont, both insular and local, In utter disregard of the authority and rosponsi- hlllty of tho department heads aud other officials concerned," and which "policy recently culminated In an un•fortunate incident which shook to U *3 foundations tho puhllc opinion of tho country, whon you, by undue Interference with tho powers and Jurisdiction of tho sftcrelury of tho interior and tho mayor of Manila, reinstated a member of the secret .service of tho city, who had heon legally suspended from office .and whose resignation you subsequently accepted on your own Initiative. And, to make prs employed hv the United Railways j worse, you took this Company, called at midnight alter an } hearing the. proper off'h'l No Need to SmIU. Flnbb; "Ho has never been known to crack a •mile with a tnideaman." Dubb: 1 ? ?Pftyr oaah-for tr»rythln« ba -buy*, :aat"—AmartcAU Legion WMUT. SILENCE MAINTAINED ON BRITISH LETTER (By Th« Ait»oclA.t*d Pres») Xxmdon, July 18.—Owing to the non- completion of certain clauses In tha British draft ot the reply to the German reparations memorandum and the explanatory letter to accompany it, tho cabinet mooting that was to h» held today was iioatponod until tomorrow morning. Rigid Bllence Is heing observed, by every one connected with the forelirn office regard in if the nature ot &• British roup on « 9. Misconstrued. "$ay, old chap, will you let ma hava your obeok lor a.hundred dollarsr "Certainly. Wbsrafa tat hundred? 1 —Boston TraAKfipt,- ail-day conference between the union's spokesmen aud officials of the company had failed to brim; about a set- tiemont of tho employes demand lor an increase of wages amounting to H cents an hour. Service Stopped. All Hues serving the suburbs were tho first to suspend nervico shortly after midnight and as a result many passengers returning late from nearby pleasure resorts were stranded. .Street lights of tho suburbs furnished tho only illumination for tho >paa- sensers. Residents of tho county who are employed hero at night were unable to resell their homos. Conductors and motormen are not involved iu the walkout. Officials of tho union intimated, however, during the time negotiations wero being carried on between the strikers and company of- fir/ia^n, that their contract with the street car company did not prevent them from 'ailing n sympathetic strike to aid the electrical workors in obtaining their demands. Negotiations for an Increase of wag».-s have been carried-on between the company officials and union representatives wince last May, when tho union's work contract expired. Three Cents an Hour. Company officials offered the em­ ployes an increase of three cents. Thoy contended that tho financial standing of the company would not allow them to raise the electrical workers moro than three cents an hour. General Manager A. T. Perkins oT tho street car company had expressed fear, after tho electrical workers had virtually decided upon the strike a we**k. ago Tuesday, that the outtro street car service might be tied up temporarily, but that it would be possible to restore service completely in a few days. Tho men who wont on striko wore receiving a maximum of 78 cents, th«ir wnges being graduated according to longth of time they havo been in the company's service. Thoy aro employed as operators of tho eoo-upany's •power plant. They al»o maintain th* wires and do other electrical repair work, matters action without Resignations Accepted. Replying to the stuteneut. Governor Wood accepted the resignation, although he said they came as a surprise and that lie did so with regret, lie also declared thw action was not based on any previous protest or complaint and that It was wholly uncalled for. Tho resignations, the governor- general averred, came In (ho nature of a threat and challongu which he could not Ignore, adding: "It means an abandonment of your posts and obligations at a time of great responsibility aud on alleged issues, unsupported by evidence ami unworthy of the attention of aurtous- minded men." Tho resignations of Dr. J030 P. (Continued on Pago 9.) FOUR BANDITS BED UP AND ROBBED MESSENGER FREIGHT TERMINAL BURNED. Erie Railroad Had Large Lasses by a Fire In Jersey City. Jcrany City, N. J., July 18.—Tho Erie Railroad terminal freight otfico wm duHtrnyed by flra and tlift llmnea api-pud to lh« railroad's grain elevator und turmlual roundhouse. Tho (Ire started in the office terminal und a two and half atory building, Just aa tho 800 employoa began to arrive for duty. Iu an hour the building was demolished. Firemen wars handicapped by low water pressure. The round- houBe and the grain olarator oreotuml- ly were saved. Are /on insuredT It not t)«rtt«r set the; Klnlcel agency. Kansas City, Mo., July 18.— Four bandits, three of them negroeo, held up a bank messenger on a street car here today and escaped with $320 after shooting two women passengers, One of tho noKro bamllu, v.ito h:id entort.'d Ihe rar, ord *;rtnl the mot<ir- man to atop tho car aa an automobiM, containing t.ho other thn :ij men, drew up HlmiKtitda. "Now i .hon all yon people B<>t out tho hack way," the iNtndlt In tho car ordered, flourishing a revolver. Robbed the Neyro. Edward Canin^ton, an elderly negro, who in bank iue.>aenKor for thu I>lnwood State Bank, aut ou'ctly iu hla seat. "You ^«m« with mo." tne handlt told Carrlngton, and as Ihe messenger etarted trom his seat, the bandit grabbed n email wire bayliet containing the mouoy and Tied. At this point, a fusillade of ; --liot» was tired. Whethur they were firud from vMithln tho car or hy the men outside wan not determined, llotih the wounded wt>tuen wero i;Uuek In the 1«K. They were wounded an they stepped out tho rear cut. of tho car. They woro Mrs. Mary Oir, and Mr*. Anna Ouuter, a neKfo. STRIKE STOPPED THE LOADING OF LINERS (By Tho As »oclati :d Press) Liverpool, July 18.-- The loading ot Atlantio liners liars has beon stopped In consequence of a sorlous extension ot the dock workers strike. Several thousand men uult work after a dem- onatratlon by strikers »t Drlnkea- head, icroso tho Mersey; Ail «oa«ta! and crosH -chaunel service ha» beon stopped..

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