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READ NEWS WANT ADS EVERY DAY. THE HUTCHINS NEWS Final Edition VOL. LIII. FOURTEEN PAGES. (Established July 4. 1872) HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1924 XO. 115. MILLIONS LOST, 15 HURT IN FIRE AT JERSEY CITY Hundreds of Families Homeless as Result. BIG BLAZE IS CHECKED Assistance Sent from Gotham end Hoboken—Fire Boats Join in Fight. «Tou Mean Thing" Nonpluses Bandit, Girl Saves Cash Boston, Nov. 14.— Faced by n revolver and u demand for money, Miss Mary G. Havilnnd, Boston elevated cash lor, alone Into last, nlslit. In her cage, merely exclaimed: "You mean tiling," and took up the telephone beside her. The hold-up man repeated his demand and then [led. In the till remained Intact more than $100 o£ the night's receipts. Jorsey City, N, J., Nov. II.—Damage running into millions of dollars through the destruction at factories mid other bull,lings was caused today by flro In the Gam- montown Industrial section of the city. The fire, starting at D o'clock this morning, still burned fiercely I at 2:30, defying the combined efforts of fire, companies from Hoboken, New York City, and the entire Jersey City force, augmented by six Lehigh Valley Railroad tugboats and two Now York City fire boats. Thousands Homeless. At that hour the Richardson Chemical Company's -nit petre plant, the American Sugar Refinery Company's abandoned plant, lone small building ol the Colgate Soap Company's .plant, and four smaller factories were destroyed. Two rows of throe and four-story tenement houses with their contents of furniture and personal property had been wiped out, turning upwards of 2,000 men, womon und children out of homes. The conflagration was declared to be out at 2:45 p.m. when nil blazes were subdued nnd only smoking timbers and occasionally small explosions of salt potre remaining In tho ruins of tDe factory, where tho fire started, were left to bo guarded by the fire companies of three cities. Jersey City, N. J, Nov. 14.—A conflagration which started In the salt petro plant of tho Richardson Chemlcnl Company, leaped beyond the control of the fire forces of two cities to the abandoned plant of the American Sugar Refiuery - Company, and then destroyed several smaller factories and two rows of tenement houses, raged for four hours before firemen declared It under control at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The loss, it is estimated, will run Into millions of dollars. Kit- teen persons were seriously Injured or burned; scores of others wore cut by glass blown out ovor a half mile radius by a series of explosions nnd U00 families were made homeless. Residents Terror Stricken. Tho entire city block bounded by Risex, Morris, Warron and Washington streets was. a roaring furnace at 11:.",0 a. m- Tho fire leaped through dozens of streams of water end beyond control while explosion* blew out walls and roots of ibe .salt petre plant, broke windows In a half mile area and spread terror among residents. Fifteen firemen ware overcome by fumes and ' di-urcit of peopla were treated for cms from flying glass and effects of tho fumes which rolled across the city and the Hudson River. At. 11:311 many ambulances were at the scene. The surgeons were caring for the fifteen firemen who had been overcome uy the smoke. Among the Injured was a mun with a broken leg. Hoboken Sends Firemen. When the south wall of tho sugar refinery on Dudley street caved in, the huge plant was seen to be a roaring mass of flames and all hope of saving auy of it was abandoned. Tho Hoboken flro department joined fire boats from New York City In helping the Jersey City firemen. Several hundred volunteer firemen were engaged in battling small blazes which caught In various buildings and tenements. A Bpeclal watch was kept on nearby plors. At noon Flro Chief Eoylo called for tons of dynamite with which to blow up buildings in tho hope of cutting off the onward sweep of the conflagration. City Commissioner Fagan closed one city reservoir, directing all Its supply to tho fire nozzles which increased the water pressure from 32 to 35 pounds. A Rain of Fire. Stores of sulphuric acid In the sugar refinery began exploding ufter noon and throw blazing debris into groups of firemen. Additional fire lines were brought to bear upon the new danger and other streams were directed on the l.clilgli Valley Railroad coal pockets In the burning urea. GOTHAM FIREMEN 8EMT TO JERSEY CITY. Now York, Nov. 11.—Firemen and apparatus from New York City this afternoon wore ordered to Jersey City to assist In fighting the fire in the business section of Jersey City. Three alarms were sounded to mobilize tho firemen In preparation to departing for Jersey City. Earlier two fire bouts, the John P. Mltehel and the New Yorker, had gone to the assistance ot the fire forcoa already combating the flames. RUSSIA DEMANDS RESTORATION OF FUGITIVE SHIPS Recognition of Soviet Government by France Brings New Complications. Clly The Associated Press) Paris, Nov. II.—Since the BONUS PROBLEMS TO BE SUBMITTED TO LEGISLATURE Director Authorized to Prepare Report to Lawmakers. GG0D BALANCE ON HAND Legislature to Decide Fate of Late Claimants and Other Questions. ANNOUNCES ENGAGEMENT TO MAN SHE IS CHARGED WITH .TRYING TO POISON Mrs. Mary Eggleston Declares Kindliest Feelings for Alleged Intended Victims—Seeks to Discredit State'* Star Witnesses. recognition of the Russian soviet regime by France, tho soviet authorities have repeated with particular Insistence the demands made previously that the French government turn over the Russian fleet, which took refuge in the port of Blzerth, Tunis, after the defeat of General Wrangcl's army in its anti-bolshevik campaign in tne Crimea and tho ndvanco of the bolshevik forces to Sebastopol. Tho fleet consists of two battleships ten years old, one superannuated cruiser, seven dostroyers, three torpedo boats, one auxiliary cruisers and four modern submarines. In foruintlon reaching the authorities here that the Moscow government had appointed a commission to visit the fleet has brought the Question to a crisis. The French government Is considerably ombarrassod because of tho Impression the restoration of tho fleet might have on Rumania and other neighbors of Russia to whom the possession of such naval force by the soviet regime might cause anxiety. French tochnical men say the fleet has real value as a fighting force, the battleships being modern and the submarines' efficient. Up to tho present tho fleet has served us a refugo for Russian exiles, many famlllcH being housed on the ships, where sch ols have boon organized and all the appurtenances of a Russian cr-lony supplied. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 14.—Acting Director Leslie Edmonds of the Kansas State Compensation Board made n full report to the bonus commission today and was authorized to prepare the report for submission to the legislature. A new question which the legislature may be asked to tackle is whether tho present board shall be commissioned to administer the bonus payments to Spanish and China WIIB veterans, if the referendum was passed at the recent election, as it apparently , has on the faco of Incomploto and unofficial tabulations. j Director Edmonds reported that 1,000 late-claims, received by tho board since last January 1, will be submitted to tho legislature for Its disposal, and the solons may also be asked to define tho status of.some 8,500 others, entitled to the bonus but who never applied for It. Five hundred suits growing out of bonus claims are now pending In the courts. The bonus now has a fund of $000,000 on hand,' Mr. Edmonds stated, Including $200,000 Interest on deposit made from the $29,500,000 bond Issues. It was also announced that $26G.- 000 has been collected In premiums for the sale of the ' bond Issue, which exceeds by $100,000 the entire operating expenses ot the bonus board. Battle Cry Sounded ~ By World President ofW. C. T. U.in Talk Wife Slayer Goes To Death Unafraid Chicago, Nov. 14.—World prohibition, world purity nnd world peace are the objectives of the National Women's Christian Tempo"- nnce Union, according to tho open ing address of Miss Anna M. Cordon, world and national president of the organization, boforo tho golden Jubilee, convention here today. "The work ot tho Woman's Christlon Temperance Union is just; beginning," said Miss Gordon. "The electorate of the United States needs to know the trutli about tho benefits ot prohibition and we must more and more persistently clrculato tho confirming evidence. Many good friends of tho 18th amendment, because uninformed, fail to treat it fairly. "Although this amendment Is not yet five years old, we have reason to bo distinctly proud of it. Perhaps this child of our affections does not possess the education, ability and power ho Is hound to show when ho Is 21 years old, but that is not cause for discouragement, but Is a call to increased motherly activity. At 21 years of age the ISth amondmont will display the staying qualities that today, at tho age of tour years, some of our citizens unreasonably expect of him, for the dry electorate ot America und especially the Republic's womon are determined that he shall." Michigan City, Ind., Nov. 14.— Harry Diamond ot Gary, Ind. met death unflinchingly In the eloctrie chair at the Indiana State prison early today. His execution was In expiation for the murder of his wife, who was shot to death while motoring between Gary and East Chicago, Ind., In February, 1913. To a sister, Fannie Diamond, ho is said to have confessed yesterday that ho killed his wife but declared that the crimp was committed while he was suffering an opi- leptic fit. As he was led to the electric chair, however, he said to his guards: "You men are more sillily of murder than I?' Diamond remained composod throughout yesterday, according to his guaids. At dinner time he remarked: "I guess I'll take my first electric treatment tonight." Lamed, Nov. II.—Announcement ot her engagement to D. A. Ely, aged banker and real estate man, by Mrs. Mary Eggleslon, on trial for alleged attempts to poison Ely and Mrs. Laura Kggleston, former wire ot the defendant's late husband wns today's thrilling denou- ment of the trial which Is occupying the town's attention. Mrs. Eggleston said she had been engaged to Ely for tho past five years nnd that "ho had free access to her home day or night as a gentleman" and that they had decided that bin calls should terminate at 8:30 In the evening. Ely ^leard It. • Ely sat at the reporters table as the fair widow made the announcement which came as a surprise to all. Mrs. Eggleston was on tho stand all morning, a nervous witness In her own defense, hard to pin down to n direct answer, always giving her conclusions.' The court room Is packed and the crowd listens quietly to the nervous, high strung woman as she tells the story wlilch sho hopes will save her from a prison sentence. Forced to Put Poison In Wine Tho morning's session was (all ot interest. The second thriller came when In cross examination as to her desire to kill the two alleged victims she told of her engagement to Ely and said she had never wished to do him harm and never wished him dead. She assorted she had always the kindliest feeling towards Mrs. Laura Eggleston and dramatically remarked. "I would do anything for her that Cod would give me power to." Later on tho crowd wns so still you could have hoard a pin dropped as she showed with bottles how she was made to pour a white substance from a small bottle into a largo bottle nt tho point of guns held by Burgess and Pool in the basement of her home. To Discredit Prosecuting Witness. L. F. Harvey, counsel for the def- nse, spoke before tho court first this morning, outlining tho defense's case. He stated the defense would prove tho state's witnesses were bad and would discredit them. Then - Mrs -Eggleston took the stand in her own defense. Sho rehearsed how Pool and Burgess had come to her house at -Ight and at the point of a gun, made her produce the gun which they knew she had in the house. This is the gun which was shown a3 one of the exhibits in the case yesterday. Burgess took this gun from her. giving it to Pool, and then with both guns JEALOUS MAN A SUSPECT IN KATZ MURDER Los Angeles Police Inquire Into Pistol's Ownership. pointed nt her they made her open a package they had brought with Hum nnd at tho Instance of Burgess sho poured something from a smaller bottle Into a larger one which contained some liquid she stated. Burgess told hor to pour only a fourth ot the contents ot tho smaller bottle but In hor nervousness sho got In more than hulf. At this he swore at her and made her hunt around In tho cellar until she found another bottle. She round one and thee did It according to tho instructions. Took Letter From Her. Tho two men still holding a gun on her made her deliver over to them a letter which she had In her pocket from Blalue Roberts which asked her to pny him $50 for services. She identified the letter which is in the hands of the court. Burgess who said he would help get her son out of the criminal Insane ward ot the penetentlary and Pool demanded that she give them $200. When she protested that she had no money In the house the two men talked rough to her and finally left. After they had gone she said she telephoned Ely not to leave home that evening and the next morning they consulted about the matter and Ely advised her not to say anything to the sheriff or the couu- ty attorney n3 they were in the scheme. Tells of Threatening Letters. In Uie cross examination she said she had received many threatening letters, some tf them signed "K. K. K.," but didn't believe that the Ku Ivltix Klan sent them, as sho didn't bellve they were that kind of men. Some of the notes were also signed, "Your Loving Neighbor." All communications protested against her friendship with Ely and threatened her if she didn't discontinue it. In some a demand was made for $1,000 or tho writer would "get him," and later the letters said that as she didn't seem to value him at this price the price of silence went as low as $2.00. Mrs. •Eggleston is still on the stand this afternoon. Seated quietly in tho crowtl s'ts Mrs. Laura Eggleston, wife ot the defendant's second husband, whom she supplanted In Eggleston affection. When tho Egglestons sepnrtod. tho husband gave a stated sum to the wronged wife and at his death provided for her during her lifetime. It was to get out of having to pay this money that Mrs. Mary Eggleston Is alleged to have desired f) kill Mrs. Laura Eggleston. Ely, a rather rich man, had already made a will leaving thousands to Mrs. Mary Eggleston. TWO BEING DETAINED Courtesy Vote For Opponent Costs Him Election to Office Brighton. Colo., Nov. 14.— William Heebner, candidate for county commissioner, believing he would be elected by a comfortable majority, voted for his opponent, Frank Kemp, he ad- milled to friends. When tho vote was officially" counted, Heebner and Kemp were tied. "Yesterday the mall vote was counted. Kemp was declared tho winner by one vote. PRATT BANKER TO KNOW FATE BY DAY'S END? Chase Carroll and Room Mate Each Deny Ownership of Weapon, Tolman Case to Jury LaU. This Afternoon. A DAY OF SUMMING UP Los Angeles, Calif.. Nov. 14.— Conflicting statements concerning the ownership of a .32 calibre pistol such aa was used to kill Harry 1. Katz, musician and diamond broker at the door ot his apartment hero last Monday night, today held two men in the city Jail as material witnesses pendlug further investigation of tho pistol's history and how its magazine came to be short one cartridge. The two men, Chase Carroll and Enrl H. Bridges, his room mate are both quoted by tho district attorney's office as denying ownership ot the pistol, ench Insisting tho weapon belongs to the other. Car- roil whose wife, Dorothy, was a friend of the slain man and plaintiff in a divorce suit charging her husband with excessive jealousy and threats to kill, admitted under questioning last night that he once owned a .32 calibre pistol and had used it at Bakersfleld, Calif., two years ago in a shooting affair growing out of the behavior ot another man toward Mrs. Carrol!. While investigators were checking the alibis offered by Carroll and Bridges, police detoctives were told by a woman tenant of Katz' apartment house that a few minutes before the shooting she had heard Katz arguing heatedly with another man and that just, before the shot rang out she heard Katz cry: "Is that a death threat?" This woman whose name was withheld and-several other tenanw of the apartment house were expected to be the chief witnesses at the coroner's inquest scheduled to bo held late today. THOUSANDS VIEW BODY OF NOTED CHICAGO GUNMAN Woman, 105, Oldest On U. S. Pension Roll Washington, Nov. 14.—.Mrs. Mahala Huff, 105 years ot age, Is tho oldest pensioner on the government rolls and Is one of the 29 surviving widows of veterans of tho war of 1812. She lives In Louisa, Ky., and Is the widow of James Huff, who was a private in the Virginia militia. Figures announced today by the pension bureau disclose that tho number ot widow-pensionera of this war has decreased In tho past fifteen months from 49 to 29. Ages of- most of tho others range from 80 to 95. The youngest Is Mrs. Amlnla I. Anderson, 64, of Cedar Grove, Ga. IS AFTER FACTS WANT STATES TO REGULATE RAILS Mrs. Coolldrje to Christen Zep, Washington, No. It. -Tho Z -no. Hu 7.R-3 will ho brought to llollinu Field, next week to ho chrlsieneo tbu "Los Angeles" by .Mrs. Coolidge. Tho exact day will depend upon weather conditions. Today's Grid. At Emporia — Second period: flmDorlu, 10; Ottawa, U. Klan Raiders of Caiholic Church Are Found Guilty BurMn^ton, Vermont, Nov. 14.— A verdict of guilty of petty larceny, was returned this morning by the jury in the cases of William Mc- Creody and Gordon Wells ot this city, alleged Ku Klnx Klan probationers, who havo been on trial for u wee:- on charges ot grand larceny based on the theft of vestments and other articles from St Marv's cathedral here August S. Mrs. Harding Better. Marion, Ohio, Nov. 11.—Mrs. Warren G. Harding's condition was improved today over what it was last night when she suffered with an attack nf "air hunger" brought on by a heart attack, Dr. Curl W. Sawyer, said this morning. World Fliers to Houston. New Orleans, Nov. 14.— The round tho world planes, New Orleans and Boston II, piloted by Lieutenants Eric Nelson nnd Leigh Wade, hoped oft from here at 10:45 a. m. for Houston, Tex. It will be a non-stop flight. WEATHER Kansas—Partly overcast tonight and Saturday, not much change in temperature. Bronce Jackson Summons all Signers of Statement Attacking Him, to Testify. Lyons, Nov. 14.—County At torney Bronce Jackson ot Rico county is setting about to smoke out the signers of the now famous letter signed by members nf the "Sterling Law Enforcement League" October 24, attacking his integrity. He has summoned the •13 signers ot the statement which declared flagrant violations of the prohibitory luw had been ignored by the authi rities, to tell what they know of these alleged flagrant violations. "Tho gravity of the charges against myself, It seems to me : warrants the inquisition," explain ed Mr. Jackson, "it is my duty to gain, the facts If these Sterling men know of law violations. I want to /ind out It they do know them why they have failed to report them to me." Mr. Jackson prepared a questionnaire for each of the 43 persons called to sign under oath. In this ho. pins tho signers down to what they actually know, rather than a mere suspicion. A wholo series ot questions Is contained and each signer ot tho famous pre-election statement is being required to answer all. Government to Give Hill Right to Drink Vintages in Cellar Mayor of Windy City Incensed At Threat of New Shooting, Orders all Searched. Chicago, Nov. 14.—Thousands ot persons tiled past tho ornate flower-bedecked casket ot Dion O'Banlon all night and this morning In final tribute to the florist, rum runner, gunman, and hijacker, slain Monday morning In I his flower shop by three gunmen | who called him from his task ot trimming chrysanthemum stems. Ills funeral today was looked forward to as the greatest In Chicago's history, even surpassing that of Michael Merlo, friend ot O'Banion and leader of the Unione. Slcilllanla, when 1,000 automobiles, 25 ot them carrying only flowers, formed the cortege from St. Clements church where 10,000 persons had gathered for tho last, rites. O'Bnnion's funeral today was without the blessing ot the church, although burial in consecrated ground was permitted. It brought a new era li. Chicago's civic affairs, as well as marking the pnssing ot tho 32 year old gang leader termed by Morgan Collius, chief of police, Chicago's arch criminal and responsible for at least 25 murders. Incensed by the great amount of publicity and the open threats ot O'Banlon followers to "shoot It out" with adherents of other groups of gunmen. Mayor Dover directed that every known pistol I JUj i?^'.-^," ea rf be if?... B . u . ! !. p . , i !ion ,'!" ! by Toiman atter''lie''ha<i''t,ut'"up "V National Association of Utilities Commissioners Would Shear'I. C. C. Power. TEMPERATURE READINGS Aa reported by tho automatic registering gunge at tho First National hunk huUUIng: 4 1". M .34 6 1". M :;i 8 I'. M :il :o P. M :tt 12 Midnight :n 2 A. M-. 1 A. -M.. li A. M-. S A. M.. 10 A. .M.. 1L' Nomi. 1". 11. Maximum, jr>; minimum, yi. raeCheei^Oierubl WEATHER AND ROADS Kansas City—Cloudy, roads soft. Kinporln—Cloudy, roads soft. Sallnn-Cloudy, roads good. Coffeyrille —Raining, roads muddy. I'itlsburg—Cloudy, roads slippery. Arkansas City—Rallnlng, roads muddy. Wichita—Cloudy, roads soft. Ottawa—Cloudy, roads rough, Topeka—Cloudy, roads soft. Clothes o.t\d nouses 1 hold our lives And often re so blind We never see trY6.t life its sir Urifolds witkin the mind fVYC*'" Hanover Banker Is Accused In Failure Concordia, Kan., Nov. 11.—A warrant charging State Senator J R. Hyland of Washington with re colvlng deposits when he knew the People's Stnte Bank of Hanover, of ! which ho was president to lie ill I solvent was issued by Justice of I the t'cace Oiiphanl at Washington i today. 1 The bank failed for JUO .fiiti) two i years ago tomorrow. The war rant, containing four counts, was I sworn out by Harry Oldham, state ! bank examiner. Hyland was renominated for state senator from the 2 'Jth district Washington county, this year but was defeated by his IJcmo- crntlc opponent. Start Canvass December 1. Topeka, Kan., Nov. 14 —The canvassing board will begin official count of the general election ballots Dec. 1, It was announced today. Returns from 73 counties 'are j already on tile. Phoenix, Ariz.,. Nov. 14.—Washington, D. C. was chosen as the 1925 convention place for the National Association ot Railway and Utility Commissioners at their session hero today. The date wns fixed at Nov. 10 to 13. Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 14.—Congress was urged In resolutions udoptod yesterday by tho National Association ot Railroad Utilities commissioners to restore to the states the power to exercise various regularity functions, revclant to transportation which were declared to have passed to the jurisdiction of tho interstate commerce commission through the effect ot the transportation act ot 1020. Moving Hwiftly through Its legislative program out of which came the call to congress to safeguard the states' rights for supervision of certain Intrastate matters, tho convention entered its fourth day with a heavy schedule of business yet to be completed before final adjournment tonltht. Judicial interpretation ot the terms of the transportation act, the commissioners contended In their resolutions, was that the interstate commerce commission to a largo measure hnrt been vested with authority that should exist In the hand: of the state public service bodies. Tho convention also went on record in favor of legislation to limit the power of the interstate commerce commission to sot aside Intrastate rates on the ground of discrimination unless there was definite proof ot human or economic injury. The group plan of rate making provided in section 15-A of the transportation act was condemned and repeal of the section was urged. Baltimore, Md„ Nov. 14.—Following his acquittal yesterday by a jury In United States district court on a charge of making intoxicating wine and cider In tho cellar of his home, the Injunction against the residence of Representative John Philip Hill at 3 West Franklin Street, will be lifted in tho next few clays, It was said today by United States District Judge Amos W. W. Woodcock. Tho lifting of tho injunction, which has closed hi3 cellar under federal seal, will give Congressman Hill the right to use the cider and wine stored there. There are two gallons of the former and several gallons of tho latter. Colonel Hill today said that he did not know whether tho wine was any good, for it hasn't been touched for more than a yoar. It may have turned to vinegar in that time, he said. 1 Court Gives Twelve Men tho Choice of Four Verdicts In Killing Case. l'ratt, Nov. 14.--Kdwiu F. Tol- nian, cashier of a local bank, may know his fate In connection with his trial on a manslaughter charge growing out. of the fatal shoot in:-' of George Karris on May 17 last, before, the end ot the day. The jury retired late this afternoon te deliberate after listening to a bar rage of oratory lasting for Severn! hours, during which attorneys foi the state and defense summed in (lie case as presented in the trie' which has been In progress ai week. Tolman sat. unmoved as Coimh Attorney D. K. Mct .'rory opened lie argument for the slate shortli after 11 o'clock after the court.'.- instructiotia to the jury had beer, read. Kach of ill' 1 five attorneys involved in the trial, two fur instate and three for the defciv took a shot at stem-wluditiE: lb jury. Col. Sam Amnion of Wichi: closed for the defense. Jury To Decide Degree. The defense lost onq battle i the instruction of District ",Iud-. Hay who has presided at the tri.i 1 Col. Amnion argued that the jut; could only convict on the char.: contained In the information ' bring in a verdict of acquttt Judge Hay held that, the jury civ. convict of any of the four degiv of manslaughter. Judge Hay Instructed the June not to welch too heavily the dyi T statement of Geor.-e Karris, she' down when he met. Tolman and hi- wife as they drove up to the Karri? homo about midnight on May l'i last. Tills statement, the court Instructed could only bo crcdltc as hearsay evidence, as the dyite man's condition must be eonsidei I-'arrls stated that he was si..' frequently as encountered. Hu planned a conference today with Chief Collins to decide on measures for eliminating pistol carrying or forcing gunmen to leave Chicago. "It is timo to determine whether organized outlaws shall continue to shoot and rob with Impunity, or whether decency and order shall prevail," tho mayor said. Forsees Great Era, Industrial Prosperity McNary-Haugen Bill Not To Be Pressed Washington, Nov. 14.—Tho McNary-Haugen farm relief hill will not he pressed for ennctment at tho next session of congress, Senator McNnry, Republican, of Oregon, co-author of tho measure, said today upon his return to Washington. Senator McNnry said ho still believed in the bill as a fundamental principle of legislation, but felt that the emergency It was designit- od to meet had passed. Condition of distress among farmers had been largely relieved, he said, except for tho cattle raisers who could not be assisted by tho hill. He predicted that if the present increased price of wheat, corn and hogs is maintained for tho next year or two the farmers will extricate themselves from any further difficulty. The Oregon senator declared* he could not agree witli th, :e who believe tho farmer's salvation lies in co-operative marketing. Co-operative marketing, he declared, can be used successfully only when It applies to special products, such as the prune growers and fancy fruit growers, where the producers can control the product and command a market. Chicago. Nov. 14.—A construction and improvement program to cost more than $2t ),i )no,ou0 und extend over a. year, lias been announced by Martin J. Instill, president, of the Middlemost Utilities Company, which orens eighteen power, light and artificial Ice producing plants located in 15 states. An "unquestionable feeling ot confidence" In the future of American business, he .said, prompted the plans. Belief that prosperity will reach all business activities "just as_ promptly as the present confidence is well established" was expressed by Wm. G. Bierd, president of tho Chicago and Alton Railroad Company. "It is certain to come when Industry feels sate In going ahead with a conservative three to five- year program," he Bald. "With the exception of coal, I believe the i railroads of westorn Ohio, Indiana ' and Illinois will carry a traffic that will reach one of the highest tonnage points recorded during the lust threo years." gun, from which ho fired one sh" to frighten Tolman ami Jit Karris. . Mrs. Farris Hides Out. The court further Instructed tl 1 Jurors that the absence of Mj Karris, siibpoened by tho state a | a witness at the Tolman trial , could not be construed unfavorable to tho defendant, sinco there wa. nothing to connect her absenr. with the defendant. Col. Amiiliu for the defense stated Thursday h< would like to have Mrs. Farris taki the stand but all efforts to local, her have failed. -Mr. 'I'oiman was an exec; i ion.Mi- good witness for buns, If. Tie state tota:ly faited in rro .-ts exam lnation to shake his story uhiii, was identical with that he told the preliminary. Secret Warrants In Booze Ring Murders Government Ready To Assist Farmers Kansan Appointed On Agricultural Beard of Inquiry Washington, Nov. II.—William M. Jardine, president ot Kansas Agricultural college, was appointed by President Coolidge today as an additional member ot the president's agricultural commission. White house officials said his name was omitted from the original list of members through error. This makes the total membership ot the commission nine. Additional appointments may be made later, The commission will meet here for tho first time on Monday, Woman, Accused As Bandit, On Stand; Rhoades Is Silent Wlnfleld, Kan., Nov. 14.—Mrs. Chris Haney, charged with complicity in the robbory of the Rock State Bank, today took the witness stand In her own hehalf. Her appearancu on the stand followed the flat refusal ot Oscar Rhoades, prisoner from the state reformatory at Hutchinson where he is serving time after pleading guilty to tho robbery, to testify in H:< case. K'noades sulked and refused to talk and was at length led from the courtroom . Mrs, Haney, a small, slight girl, spoke In a low voice before u crowded court ropm. She disclaimed any knowledge of the robbery und said hor husband hud objected to her making the trip with him and Rhoades. Washington, Nov. II.—In his first address since the election, i'rosldent Coolldgo last night assured delegates attending the meeting hero of tho Association of Land Grant Colleges that, the government would omit no effort lo prevent a repetition of recent difficulties encountered in agriculture. Speaking of the immediate future Mr. Coolidge warned that more attention must be Kiven by farmers to the marketing problem so that the "abnormal and war stimulated surpluses" may be disposed of. He then pointed to a period he said was "last approaching" when this nation will be one of the greatest agricultural buying countries and tho problem will be Cleveland, Ohio. Nov. II.—Secret warrants for three men tdiarged with the murder of Louis Rosen, 20, Cleveland, and his brother-in- law, Adolph Adelson, 23, Philadelphia, were speured this morning by Detective, Charles Cavola from Police Prosecutor Stacel. No hint ot the Identity of the suspects was permitted to leak out, but. police assorted they were satisfied that they knew tho slayers. Rosen and Adelson were shot and killed yes tcrdity. Cavola just before socuring th 1 ' warrants brought threo men Into headquarters as prisoners, but would not admit they were the men for whom tho warrants were secured. Added significance was give the warrents when Captain of Detectives Cornelius Cody at about the same time released 13 or II suspects so far under scrutiny. The 14th man held, a former allec.ed associate of Rosen's, was put undet espionage, but was permitted t' go to his home. Captain Cody declared during the morning his inquiry had re vealed the existence hero of .it least a dozen "boot" alcub';; "rings."' Coa3t Universities Ignore Big Holidays in a country preponderantly commercial and industrial." Committee Split On Sugar Tariff Berkeley. Calif., Nov. 11.— l.alwi ., . ... i Hay, Armistice Dav, D .CMiata)!: the maintenance of a prosoperous. „ |iru , Washington's Birthd.o self reliant, confident agriculture , have b<!0 „ slri ,. k ,, n r ,. om .,„, lut 0 , holidays observed by the I'aiver sity of California and Stanfo; <! University, it was annoutved here totlay by Dr. W. W. Campbell, l"'es i lilfiit of the stale university. ! Tin. two nnivcrsitl?.-: will «l.«frv« July I. admission tUy. Thar;',, ! IIII:, ClirHimas and X.'w > Washington, June 11. — Data 'day. lir. Campbell anai uu -d. showing tlm comparative CIM u'. j Dr. ('.unpbeil said that the .lo sugar beet growing in this country ! clsion to cancel the hulidivs w.u ad Cuba, re'iuesi* d tit the tariff i arrivi d at in a recent. c'iu:'...ri'uct: commission by President Coolidge between Dr Ray Lyman Wilbur In connection with his study pf iis« < president of Stanford rniv..r>itj report on sugar duties, will be sub- ' and himself mltted in a lew days. Chairman j The aim aiticement was m ;u!i Marvin told tho president totlay. j after a number of students ha> Tho commission Is understood to j Inquired u f President t'anirt'ci have, divided both on the sugar re- [why they were compelled to a'; port; a majority favoring, a cut in the present duty, and on the character of the additional Information to be submitted to the president. classes on Armi.-tiee day tin-- vest The ruling was attacked edi'.,n.c:,' totlay in an Issue of the Daily Cal lfornlau, the student paper.