The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, September 08, 1916, Image 6

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Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the Earth.
I've News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
About 3000 men marched in Port
land's Labor Day parade, Monday.
The Third infantry of the Oregon
National guard, arrived at camp
Withy combe Tuesday from duty on the
It is announced oflically that Dar-es-Salaam,
the chief town of German
East Africa, has surrendered to the
From Klamath Falls, Oregon, it is
reported that labor is so scarce that
one of the lumber mills was obliged to
discontinue its night shift
Less than fifty per cent of the school
children of Portland were in attend
ance on the first day of school, owing
to the fact that it was Labor Day.
The Argentine government has
reached no final decision as to its reply
to the representations of the entente
allies that merchant submaries of a
belligerent nation should be treated as
With more than 2000 people from
all sections of Douglas county, Oregon,
in attendance, the Rod and Gun Club
of Riddle held its fourth annual veni
son barbecue under the most favorable
conditions Monday.
The collapse of a portion of the
bleacher seats at the Welsh-White
lightweight championship fight at
Colorado Springs, Monday precipitated
200 spectators to the ground and in
jured at least 100, several seriously.
Another clash between Chinese and
Japanese troops is officially reported
from Chaoyanwpo, Mongolia, and has
led to the dispatch of heavy Japanese
reinforcements. It is contended that
the Chinese attacked the Japanese
while the Japanese were advancing to
mediate between the Chinese and Mon
golians. Athens Seizing the opportunity
offered by the presence at Piraeus,
within gunshot of Athens, of a large
fleet of the entente" nations, Premier
Zaimis has asumed unobtrusively what
amounts virtually to dictatorial pow
ers. All Is now in readiness for the
final act to end the neutrality of
Officers and men of the German air
ship destroyed Saturday night while
raiding England, will be buried with
full military honors in London. De
tails of the funeral have not been set
tled but the bodies probably will be
put in separate graves in a churchyard
near the spot where they were found
after the airship fell.
Rioting, an outgrowth of a strike
of street railway trainmen in progress
in El Paso, Texas, followed a Labor
Day parade Monday. The rioters at
tacked several streetcars being oper
ated by strikebreakers in the down
town streets, wrecked the cars and
beat the trainmen. . A dozen persons
were arrested on charges of inciting
riot and and it iB estimated that at
least 60 persons were injured in the
street fighting.
John P. St. John, a candidate for
the Presidency on the Prohibition
ticket in 1884, twice governor of Kan
sas, and one of the most widely known
temperance advocates in the United
States, died at Olathe, Kan., aged 83.
At a secret session of the Chinese
parliament, Premier Tuan Chi Jui, re
plying to inquiries about the recent
clash between Chinese and Japanese
troops in Eastern Mongolia, said the
Japanese were the aggressors and fired
the first shots.
The price of platinum jumped $20 an
ounce in two days, the quotations now
running from $80 to $86 an ounce.
Scarcity of the metal because of the
war embargo set two years ago on
platinum from Russia, together with
the beginning of the Christmas holiday
demand from jewelers, was attributed
as reasons.
A profit of more than $1,000,000 a
week was made by the Ford Motor
company during the year which ended
July 31, according to a financial state
ment. The year's business totaled
$206,867,847; the year's profit was
$69,994,118. Henry Ford announced
that most of the profit will be used in
expanding the company's business.
An all-day battle was fought be
tween government forces and Villa
men, led by Villa himself. No victory
was obtained by either.
It is officially announced that the
British casualties, killed, wounded and
missing, on all fighting fronts in the
month of August totaled 4711 officers
end 123,234 men.
The value of the ruble has recently
advanced in London, where Petrograd
exchange had fallen from 166 to 136 in
the course of a week. The rise is at
tributed to Roumania's entrance into
the war.
Long Branch, N. J. President Wil
son Saturday formally opened hli cam
paign for re-election with a speech ac
cepting the Democratic nomination, in
which he characterized the Republican
party as a "practical and moral fall'
ure," defended his Mexican and Euro
pean policies, recited the legislative
achievements of his administration,
and declared for a "big America."
In his speech President Wilson was
unsparing in his criticism of the Re
publican party as a party of "masterly
inactivity and cunning resourcefulness
in standing pat to resist change," and
said that the old leaders still select its
candidates, but he did not mention
Charles E. Hughes, the Republican
candidate by name.
The President spoke from the ver
anda of his summer home to a crowd
which filled 8000 chairs and over
flowed to the lawn.
Speaking in the open, his voice
could be heard by only a small part of
the crowd, but those who did hear him
constantly interrupted with applause.
Once when he said, "I neither seek the
favor nor fear the displeasure of that
small alien element amoungst us
which puts loyalty to any foreign pow
er before loyalty to the United
States, " the crowd stood and cheered
The notification ceremonies were
brought to a close when more than a
score of American flags attached to
parachutes were fired into the air by
mortars and unfolded over the Presi
dent's head as a band played "Amer
ica." Afterward Mr. Wilson Btood more
than an hour on the veranda and shook
hands with several thousand men, wo
men and children.
Senator James, of Kentucky, chair
man of the notification committee, in
troduced the President. When he de
clared that Mr. WilBon had kept Amer
ica at peace the crowd responded in
stantly and applauded several minuteB.
He concluded by handing the Presi
dent a copy of the St. Louis platform.
Reading from a printed copy of his
speech and frequently looking up to
emphasize particular points, Mr. Wil
son spoke of the Democratic platform
as "a definite pledge." Reviewing
the achievements of the administration
he said: "Alike in the Democratic
field and in the wide field of commerce
of the world, American business and
life and industry have been set free to
move as they never moved before."
"We have provided for national de
fense upon a scale never before seri
ously proposed upon the responsibility
of an entire political party."
Concluding his list of measures
passed by congress in the last three
years, the President said:
"This extraordinary recital must
sound like a platform, a list of san
guine promises, but it is not. It is a
record of promises made four years
ago and now actually redeemed in con
structive legislation."
The President made a bid for the
Progressive vote by saying that "we
have in four years come very near to
carrying out the platform of the Pro
gressive party, as well as our own, for
we are also progressives."
Further along, rebuking foreign
born Amreicans who are not loyal to
the United States, he said: "I am
the candidate of a party, I am above
all things else an American citizen."
When Mr. Wilson declared that the
revolution in Mexico is right and
that so long as its leaders represent,
however imperfectly, a struggle for
freedom, he is ready to serve their
ends, the crowd applauded. Applause
also greeted his declaration that Amer
ica must do its part in layng the found
ation for world peace.
The policy of the United States in
dealing with violations of the rights of
Americans as a result of the European
war, the Presdent outlined thus:
"The property rights can be vindi
cated by claims for damage when the
war is over, and no modern nation can
decline to arbitrate such claims, but
the freedom rights of humanity can
not be."
The audience which listened to the
President's address of acceptance was
made up largely of residents of New
Jersey coast towns, but included
Democratic leaders from every section
of the country and delegations from
New York, Pennsylvania and other
nearby states.
When President Wilson was told
that the eight-hour bill was ready for
his signature, he said:
"It is the climax of a very happy
Officials said it would be legal for
the President to sign on Sunday.
Crazed Serbian Runt Amuck,
Seattle, WaBh. George Yakich, a
Serbian, is declared by the police to
have run amurk with a gas pipe in the
heart of the business district, inflict
ing dangerous injuries on one man,
and serious injuries on two others be
fore he was captured by the police.
Four hours previously Yakich had
been released from jail after serving
a six months' sentence for stabbing
six men, as a result of a war argument
at the same place.
H. L. PeterB, a printer, was hit on
the head, and is dangerously hurt.
Interned Vessels Seized.
Athens The French flag Saturday
was hoisted on four German and three
Austrian merchant ships in the har
bor of Piraeus. -
London Four German Levant liners
have been seized in the harbor of Pi
raeus by boarding parties from the en
tente allied fleet, according to a dis
patch from Athens to the Evening
News. The steamers were the Tinoa,
Anatolia, Serippos and Boigalos.
Senate Quickly Passes Adamson Eight
Hour Day Measure.
Bill Embraces Virtually All of Presi
dent's Proposals Measure to
Take Effect Jan. 1, 1917.
Washington, D. C The threat of a
general railroad strike, which has been
hanging like a pall over the country
for a month, was lifted Saturday
Three hours after the senate had
passed without amendment the Adam
son eight-hour-day bill, passed by the
house Friday, the heads of the four
great railroad employes' brotherhoods
telegraphed 600-odd code messages to
their general chairmen in all parts of
the country cancelling the strike order
issued a week ago, to take effect Sep
tember 4.
The legislative expedient to avert
the strike was paused in the senate
by a vote of 43 to 28 almoBt a strict
party vote amid stirring scenes, after
many senators, Demorcats and. Repub
licans, had fought desperately to
amend the measure by provisions de
signed to prevent industrial disasters
in the future. Some senators, thor
oughly aroused, declared congress was
being coerced into enactment of legis
lation that it did not desire and that it
knew would return to plague it In the
In both houses the measure was
signed within a few minuteB after the
final vote in the senate and it was sent
at once to the White House, where the
President signed it Sunday.
The bill that stopped the strike pro
vides that after January 1, 1917, eight
hours shall be regarded as a basis of
reckoning for a day's pay of men en
gaged in the operation of railroad
trains in interstate commerce, except
ing roads less than 100 miles long and
electric lines, that they shall receive
pro-rata pay for work in excess of
eight hours, and that the rate of com
pensation shall not be changed, pend
ing an investigation for six to nine
months of the effect of the eight-hour
day upon the railroads by a commis
sion to be appointed by the President.
Efforts to amend the bill in the Ben
ate were futile, the supreme effort to
alter it having been led by Senator
Underwood, who sought to provide
that the Interstate Commerce commis
sion Bhould have power to fix railroad
wages and hours of service in the fu
ture. This amendment was defeated.
Railroad officials have declared that
the action of congress will cost them
$60,000,000 a year in increasesd wages
to the trainmen. Brotherhood officials
say the enactment will mean not more
than an annual increase of $20,000,
000. In congress and among the rail
road officials there existed doubt as to
the constitutionality of the law, but
what steps, if any, may be taken to
test this have not been indicated.
Quick action by the brotherhood
heads followed the action in the senate.
The measure embraces virtually all
of the President's original proposals to
the employes and the railroad heads,
although it is only a part of the legis
lative program he took to congress last
Tuesday when his negotiations had
Shackleton Rescues 22 Cast
aways From Elephant Island
Puntas Arenas, Chile Lieutenant
Shackleton returned here Sunday with
the members of his Antarctic expedi
tion whom he resuced and who had
been marooned on Elephant Island.
The men are all in good condition. It
was April 24 that Shackleton set out
from Elephant Island in a 22-foot
boat, fitted with sledge runners, leav
ing 22 men of his expedition behind
him. The men he left behind had five
weeks provisions, their only shelter
was an ice cave; night and day gales
swept the bleak shores, so that any
one leaving the shelter had to crawl
on hand and knees.
InsuranceAgents Strike.
Boise, Idaho An insurance war has
broken out in Boise. The Pacific Board
of Underwriters has notified local fire
insurance company representatives
that the proposed advance in fire insur
ance rates for Boise will go into effect,
the matter having been carefully con
sidered and the increase believed to be
justified. The company agents here do
not take the same view as to the jus
tice of the increase and have decided
not to sell insurance under the new
rates but to Insist on the old schedule.
They expect to secure concessions.
Greek Civilians Are Arming.
Paris A dispatch to the Petit Par
isien from Saloniki dated Friday says
that a committee of national defense,
composed of prominent military men
and civilians, has been proclaimed as
the provisional government of Mace
donia. All the gendarmes and cavalry,
says the dispatch, have joined this
movement. A parade of revolutionary
troops under Lieutenant Colonel Zim
brakakis took place, after which there
was a parade of armed civilians and
volunteers wearing the blue and white.
President Empowered to Take Neces
sary Steps to Protect Trade.
Act Will Raise $250,000,000 by Taxes
on Incomes and Munitions
Tariff Board Is Created.
Washington, D. C The administra
tion emergency revenue bill, designed
to raise $205,000,000 annually from
taxes on Inheritances and war muni
tions and from increases In the In
come tax, creating a tariff commis
sion and putting a protective tariff
on dyestuffs, and providing for protec
tion of American firms from "dump
ing" at the end of the war, and giving
the president authority to take drastic
retaliatory steps against allied Inter
ference with American trade, was
passed by the senate, 42 to 16, late
Drastic amendments to the bill
striking at the allied blacklisting of
American merchants, discrimination
against American commerce, interfer
ence with American malls and embar
goes on American trade were incor
porated in the bill to arm the presi
dent with retaliatory weapons. These
amendments have created consterna
tion among diplomatic representatives
of the allied powers in Washington,
who assert they would constitute a
non-Intercourse act and lead to com
mercial warfare.
Passage of the bill and adjournment
of congress were threatened for a
time by an attempt to attach to the
measure the Webb bill desired by the
president permitting American firms
to establish collective selling agencies
abroad. Senator Lewis thereupon
withdrew the amendment, announcing
that it would be pressed as a separate
An amendment by Senator Phelan
to extend the time from 90 days to
six months for the time for the pay
ment of the tax of 55 cents a gallon
on brandies used in fortifying wines
was adopted.
Amendments for retaliation against
Great Britain for embargoes on Amer
ican goods, the trade blacklist and in
terference with the mails were agreed
to without rollcalls and were unop
posed in debate. The amendments
would authorize the president to:
Deny use of United States mails and
other methods of communication to
citizens of any belligerent nation
which does not accord those facilities
to American vessels, citizens, com
panies or corporations.
Withhold clearance to any vessel
from American ports which gives "any
advantage whatsoever to any particu
lar person or institution in the United
States or Its possessions or to the
citizens of the United States residing
in neutral countries abroad," or is sub
jecting any orthem to "any undue dis
crimination in regard to accepting, re
ceiving, transporting or delivering any
cargo, freight or passengers."
Deny the commercial privileges and
facilities of the United States to any
vessel or citizen of a belligerent nation
which does not accord full facilities
of commerce to American citizens
that are accorded to citizens of other
nationalities or to withhold clearance
to vessels of such belligerent nations
until "reciprocal liberty of commerce
has been restored."
Employ the land and naval forces of
the United States to enforce the re
taliatory measures and to prohibit im
portation of goods into the United
States from nations which prohibit
the importation into their own or into
any other country or dependency of
any legal article produced in the Uni
ted States.
Another retaliatory provision would
prohibit the admission of halibut or
salmon Into the United States from
the Pacific Coast through any foreign
nation except in bond from a United
States port. This is directed against
an alleged Canadian monopoly of the
Pacific Northwest fish industry and
is designed to encourage revival of an
American fish industry.
The bill creates a tariff commission
to consist of six members to be desig
nated by the president. The commis
sion would Investigate the administra
tion and fiscal effects of the customs
laws; relation between the rates of
duty on raw materials and finished
or partly finished products; effects of
all duties; all questions relating to
the operation of the tariff laws; tariff
Dr. Aked Turned Down.
SanjFrancisco The Rev. Charles F.
Aked, who resigned the pastorate of
the First Congregational church here
to accept an appointment as delegate
with the Ford peace party, was re
fused reinstatement by his former con
gregation Tuesday. Before the vote
was taken it was explained that Dr.
Aked had offered to come back at a
salary considerably lower than he was
receiving when he resigned. He failed
to obtain the two-thirds vote necessary
for his reinstatement. No choice was
made of a successor.
Grief Kills Erring Judge,
Chicago After grieving for 20
years over decision on which he sen
tenced to prison for life three men
whom he waajater convinced were in
nocent, Herman Varman Freeman, for
17 years judge of the Superior and Ap
pellate courts of Chicago, died Tuesday
on train bearing him here from his
summer home in Michigan. For years
he had been in ill health, brought on,
his family said, by grief over the decision.
relations between the United States
and foreign countries and would make
reports to the ways and means com
mittee of the house and finance com
mittee of the senate.
Salaries of the commissioners' were
fixed at $7500 a year.
A section of the bill would make it
unlawful to Import goods at a price
substantially less than the market
value or wholesale price in the prin
cipal markets of the country of their
production. The president has author
ity to prohibit importations to this
country from nations which prohibit
importations from the United States.
In sections amending the existing
tariff law, the bill provides for In
creased tariff rates on dyestuffs to be
applied after the European war. The
duty on Intermediate dyes would be 15
per cent ad valorem and a special duty
of 2V& cents a pound; on finished dyeB
30 per cent ad valorem, and a special
duty of 5 cents a pound, Another
amendment fixes the duty of print
paper valued at above 6 cents per
pound at 12 per cent ad valorem.
The bill as finally agreed upon pro
vides for an Increase from 1 to 2 per
cent on the normal Income tax with
an exemption of $4000 for married, and
$3000 for single persons, and for the
following surtaxes:
One per cent on amount by which
the net Income exceeds $20,000 and
does not exceed $40,000; 2 per cent,
$40,000 to $00,000; 3 per cent, $60,000
to $80,000; 4 per cent, $80,000 to $100,
000; 6 per cent, $100,000 to $150,000;
6 per cent, $150,000 to $200,000; 7 per
cent, $200,000 to $250,000; 8 per cent,
$250,000 to $300,000; 9 per cent, $300,
000 to $500,000; 10 per cent, $500,000
to $1,000,000; 11 per cent, $1,000,000
to $1,500,000; 12 per cent, $1,600,000
to $2,000,000, and 13 per cent on the
amount by which the net income ex
ceeds $2,000,000.
' The corporation income tax is re
newed, exempting labor, agricultural
and horticultural organizations, mutual
savings banks not having capital
stock represented by shareB, fra
ternal beneficiary societies, domes
tic building and loan associations, civ
ic organizations, federal land bank and
national farm loan associations.
Special taxes are Imposed as fol
lows: Inheritance tax on transfer of net
estate of decedents dying after pass
age of the act, 1 per cent on the
amount of such net estates not in ex
cess of $50,000; 2 per cent, $50,000 to
$150,000; 3 per cent, $150,000 to $250,
000; 4 per cent, $250,000 to $450,000;
5 per cent, $450,000 to $1,000,000; 6
per cent, $1,000,000 to $2,000,000; 7
per cent, $2,000,000 to $3,000,000; 8
per cent, $3,000,000 to $4,000,000; 9
per cent, $4,000,000 to $5,000,000, and
10 per cent on the amount by which
such estate exceeds $5,000,000.
Munitions tax, 10 per cent on net
profits of manufacturers of gunpowder
and other explosives, cartridges load
ed or unloaded, except for industrial
or sporting purposes; projectiles,
shells, torpedoes, including shrapnel,
loaded or unloaded; fuses, or complete
rounds of ammunition; firearms of
any kind and appendages, including
small arms, manufactured and used
for military purposes; cannon, ma
chine guns, rifles and bayonets, elec
tric motorboats and submarine or sub
mersible boats; these taxes to be in
force until one year after the Euro
pean war ends.
Liquor taxes Beer, $1.50 a barrel;
still wines, 8 cents per gallon; cham
pagne or sparkling wine, 3 cents on
each half pint or fraction thereof;
artificially carbonated wine, 2 cents
per half pint; liquors containing sweet
wine, IV2 cents per half pint and not
containing sweet wine, 1 cents per
Stock tax Fifty cents for each
$1000 of capital, surplus and undivided
profits of corporations, joint stock
companies and associations with capi
tal in excess of $99,000.
Special taxes Pawnbrokers, $50 a
year; Bhip brokers, $20; custom house
brokers, $10; theater and amusement
places having a seating capacity not
exceeding 250 $25 a year, not exceed
ing 800 $75 and exceeding 800 seating
capacity $100.
Bowling alleys and billiard tables,
$5 each.
Tobacco manufacturers' tax Those
whose annual sales do not exceed 60,
000 pounds $3, not exceeding 100,000
pounds $6, not exceeding 200,000
pounds $12, exceeding 200,000 8 cents
per thousand; manufacturers of cig
ars whose annual sales do not exceed
50,000 cigars $2, not exceeding 100,000
$3, not exceeding 200,000 $6, not ex
ceeding 400,000 $12, exceeding 400,000
5 cents per thousand.
Stamp taxes Bonds, debentures or
certificates of indebtedness, 5 cents on
each $100 of face value; agreements
of sale, 2 cents on each $100 of face
value; certificates of stock, 5 cents
on each $100 of value; sales or trans
fers, 2 cents per $100; merchandise
agreement of sale, 1 cent for each
$100 In value; conveyance, 50 cents
for each $500; warehouse receipts, 25
cents for $100, 50 cents for $300, and
$1 on receipts exceeding $500 in val
ue; custom-house receipts, 50 cents;
foreign steamship tickets costing not
to exceed $30 $1, not .more than $60
$3 and more than $60 $5; parlor-car
and sleeping-car tickets, 1 cent each.
Allies' Ships at Piraeus.
London After two days of tele
graphic silence with Athens,' during
which sensational rumors of a revolu
tion have gained currency, but without
confirmation, comes the startling news
of the arrival of an entente allied fleet
of 23 warships, with transports, at Pi
raeus, and that the general Greek elec
tions likely will be postponed for a
The brevity of the dispatches seem
to indicate that something unusual is
happening and developments are await
ed with the greatest curiosity here.
Japan May Lend to China.
Pekin Being unable to obtain funds
in the United States, Chinese officials
are unwillingly responding to overtures
from Japan to lend $30,000,000 or a
larger amount. The money is needed
immediately, as China's financial sit
uation is desperate. Indications are
that Japan's assistance will be accept
ed within a fortnight Great Britain,
France and Russia will participate in
the Japanese loan. The salt monopoly
surplus probably will be the security.
Important Victory Seems But Start of
Another Vast Drive.
German' Second Line From Somme
North to Combles Now Entirely
in Possession of French.
PariB The French won a magnifi
cent and highly important victory
Monday north of the Somme and there
1b reason to belive Sunday night's
communiques begin another series such
as were had in the first days of the
great offensive.
The question whether the battle was
the prelude to a vast Franco-British
offensive is one the censor would not
permit to be answered, but it is evi
dent that the French general staff
would not have begun that action ex
cept according to concerted allied
The official communique, which was
passed by the censor, says: "A
bloody battle is going on on both banks
of the Somme. The French have made
fresh progress east of the village of
Forest, north of the river, and on the
South have successfully attacked ob
jectives along a front of 20 kilometers
(12J miles) from Barleux to Chaulncs.
"The village of Soyecourt was bril
lianty carried by assault, as was also
part of Vermandoviers. More than
6000 prisoners have been taken North
and South of the Somme in the last
two days.
"Progress was also made on the right
bank of the Meuse, in the Verdun sec
tor, in the Fleury region."
Monday's action constitutes a giant
step forward on the road enveloping
Peronne from the North and also
shortens by many miles the British
march on Bapaume. The German sec
ond line from the Somme North to
Combles now is entirely in French
hands. That line passed through
Clery, La Forest and slightly West of
Combles. All these positions are now
held by the French. Their line touches
the borders of Combles, which is a
powerfully fortified position intended
by the GermanB to be an impregnable
support for their second line.
15,000 State Troops Ordered
Home From Mexican Border Duty
Washington, D. C Orders for the
return to their state mobilization
camps of 15,000 National guardsmen
now on the Mexican border were is
sued by the War department Wednes
day night.
General Funston was directed to re
turn three regiments from New York,
two from New Jersey, two from Illi
nois, two from Missouri and one each
from California, Oregon, Washington
and Louisiana. '
Secretary Baker announced the order
after a conference with President Wil
son at the White House. Earlier in
the day the department had ordered to
their home stations 6000 regular coast
artillerymen who have been serving as
infantry on the border.
The secretary's statement said :
"In view of the fact that substan
tially the number of troops who have
not done patrol duty on the border are
now on their way there, it is felt that
this number can be spared."
In a few days, if transportation fa
cilitities remain undisturbed, the de
partment intends to order home some
more regiments.
Papers May Have to Quit.
New York A large number of the
daily newspapers of the United States
will be forced to suspend publication
on account of lack of paper if a nation
wide railroad strike continues for two
weeks, it was declared Thursday by
Lincoln B. Palmer, manager of the
American Newspaper Publishers' asso
ciation. "The print paper situation is
acute, from causes entirely outside the
problem of transportation, and many
publishers are on a hand-to-mouth
basis, getting a carload just as they
exhaust the carload on hand."
Enraged Mob Injures Sheriff.
Lima, O. Enraged at the success of
Sheriff Sherman Eley in spiriting
charles Daniels, a negro accused of at
tacking Mrs. John Barber, young wife
of a prominent farmer, out of their
reach early Wednesday evening, g mob
captured the sheriff, seriously wounded
him, placed a noose around his neck
and forced him to direct a cortege of a,
hundred automobiles into the rough
country north of this city, where it
was supposed the negro prisoner was
in hiding.
Loading Charge Held Up.
Washington, D. C The Interstate
Commerce commission Wednesday sus
pended until December 30 a proposal
of Western roads to make a charge for
loading and unloading shipments of
less than carload lots.
The roads proposed to charge 11
cents per hundred pounds for such load
ing and unloading, a charge which
would have materially increased rev
enue and which was to have gone into
effect September 1.