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SLACKiHG OF .
. BUSINESS SIII
SLOWING UP IS SHOWN IN RE.
PORTS FOR APRIL AND
OFFICIALS STUDY .SITUATION
Trade and LProductlon Continue In
Large Volume, Saya Reaerve
Washington. Government officials
whose departments are concerned with
the economic situation throughout the
country are giving more than cursory
attention It was made known to the
trend of general business as indicated
by conditions which developed late In
April and have continued Into May.
While trade and production continu
ed in large volume, reports to the fed
eral reserve board show that there
was slackening of business activity,
although In comparison with the situ
ation prevailing a year ago, general
conditions are regarded as far better.
The reserve board in a summary made
public attributed part of the slowing
In business to "seasonal Influences"
but these It was declared In other
quarters, could not be wholly respon
sible. The reserve board noted decreases
In the production of lumber, anthra
cite and mill consumption of cotton.
On the other hand, there were In
creases reported' In such basic lines
as the output of pig iron and petro
leum. While car loadings were much lar
ger for the period covered than for
corresponding weeks in 1922 the short
age of freight cars evident a few
months ago has almost entirely disap
peared. This was constructed by the
reserve board to mean more than a
seasonal decrease in shipping. The
heavy volume of traffic appeared to
be constituted mainly of manufactur
Tke weather was charged by the
reserve board with responsibility for
some of the reduction reported in de
partment and retail store sales. Eas
ter purchases, made In March, aug
mented that month's total sales, but
"unseasonable" weather held down
Accompanying the decline In sales
which although not substantial In all
lines was evident everywhere were
cuts In prices of certain basic commo
dities such as fuel and farm products.
Clothing, metals and bundling mater
lals however, were' slightly higher In
price at the beginning of May than
a month previously.
Mail Robbery Nets $50,000.
Staunton, Ills. Five bandits escap
ed with two mail pouches containing
150,000 after holding up and kidnap
ping Postmaster George A. Roberts
and Harry Kennan. his assistant.
The robbers, driving a large tour
ing car, crowded a smaller machine
carrying Roberts, Kennan and the
pouches to the curb. They forced the
two postal officials to enter the bandit
auto and tossed the nail sacks in af
Roberts and Kennan were carried
15 miles from Staunton and thrown
from the machine.
The mail sacks contained the pay
roll of the Mount Olive and Staunton
Coal Company, i
Fosses are scouring the suburbs.
Although the postmaster was armed
-with a shot gun, he got no chance to
use it The robbers drove into town
and fired a salvo to terrorize pedes
trians. Then, they forced the post
master's car to the curb and boarded
It After getting the pouches and rid
ding themselves of their two captives
the outlaws drove toward St. Louis,
-whence them presumably came.."-..',. '
The money came here oft a- Wabash
train. The robbers lire believed to
have followed it from St. Louis.
Trace of them was reported at a late
hour tonight near Edwardsville. Illi
nois, across the'river from St. Louis.
Bryan Will Preside at Conference.
Washington. William Jennings
Bryan will preside at the International
Economic conference at Gothenburg,
July 12 and 13, it wa announced .by
the Southern Commercial Congress,
which Is VeanizIng the meeting.
Mr. Bryan, a 'director of the con
gress, will act as president of the
commercial commission to Scandina
via, comprised of 48 delegates com
missioned by state governors, which
will sail June 3d for the conference
with Sweden, Norway, Denmark and
other European Nations. After the
commission will continue its survey
of condition in Germany, France .and
. , Crocker Seta Flight Record.
Detroit,- Mich. Lieut Harrison O.
Crocker; of Kelly Field,- San Antonio,
Texas, aviator, flying" a one-man, De
Havtland plane In a non-stop flight
from Houston, Tevas, to Detroit suc
cessfully completed the flight when he
landed here at 6:15. ; .
Official time was- announced as 11
noun and 55 minutes actual flying
time, but the flight from the Gulf to
the Glreat Lakes (Selfridge Field, on
Lake St. Clair covered 11 hoafa ano
AIR SPEED KINO WILL
8EE TO MAKE NEW MARK.
Washington. As dawn breaks In
New York some day next month
an Army airplane- will shoot into
the clouds, and aa the street lamp
begin to glow that evening In San
Francisco, It will coma to rest at
the Golden Gate.
With "High Speed" Maughan at
its wheel, the plane will be sent
after another record for the Army
Air Service, which recently added
to its long list of triumphs the
Kelly McReady non-stop coast to
coast flight, and which, later this
summer will send one of Its fra
gile craft skimming clear around
The War Department has an
nounced that the attempt to fly
from coast-to-coast between1 dawn
and dark will be made some time
between June 15 and 25.
A Curtis pursuit plane will be
used, and Lieutenant Russell L.
MaugTrarf, "speed king" of the Air
Service and holder of the world's
record for one, 100, 200 and 250
kilometers will be the pilot
BELT IS HURT BY COLD
WEEK- WAS DECIDEDLY UNFA
VORABLE FOR COTTON 8AYS
6ome Slgna of Improvement In the
Carollnaa; Replanting Is Under
way. t Washington. The weekly weather
and crop bulletin, issued by the de
partment of agriculture tor the week
ending May 22 covers the , southern
field as follows:
The first half of the week was
generally cool in the' cotton growing
states, but the latter half was some
what warmer: the temperature for
the week as a whole averaged two
or three below normal except In
much of Texas, where the weekly
means were normal or slightly above.
Rainfall was frequently In nearly all
sections of the belt, except in most
of Texas, and amounts were heavy
in many localities.
The week was decidedly unfavor
able for cotton because of wet weath
er and cool nights, except that fairly
favorable' conditions prevailed in
most of Texas, and In the Carolinas.
Fields were clean in Texas and chop
ping grass progressed favorably with
the condition and stands mostly fair;
weevils were appearing in the lower
Rio Grande valley, where cotton was
blooming. It was too cool and wet in
Oklahoma and cotton made poor prog
ress, while heavy rains caused much
washing of fields, Cotton needed cul
tivation badly in -Arkansas and very
poor growth was reported from that
state, with plants dying in some lo
calities and. much replanting beiilg
Growth was slow In Louisiana and
Mississippi especially on the . low
lands and fields were becoming grassy
in Tennessee. Cotton plants showed
fairly good growth In Alabama but
much of the week was rainy and field
work needed, especially in the south.
Deficient sunshine, cool nights and
heavy rains were decidedly unfavor
able In Georgia where weevil were re
ported as appearing' generally. The
crop showed some Improvement in
North Carolina, while progress and
condition were fair In South Carolina,
the latter part of the week belng'more
favorable In these states.
North. Carolina: Moderate temper
ature and rain with sunshine about
as needed for most crops. Favorable
for planting, cultivation and growth.
Cotton 10 days late. That recently
planted coming to good stand, but
early irregular ; much replanting.
Condition of crop very poor. to poor,
ti imnmvlnv- r-h Annlne- In nroETesH.
South Carolina: Intermittent show-j
ers and nights too cool early In week,;
but all crops improved., Progress and
condition of cotton fair except back
ward on account of wet soil in Pied
mont where chopping and replanting
Fourteen Die In Flre'at Mexicatl.
Mexleall, Lower California Four
teen persons are known to have been
killed and more than three blocks of
buildings were destroyed by a fire
which started in the operating room
of a moving picture theater here. The
property- loss was' placed at from ?
000,000 to $5,000,000, the higher figure
being credited to agents of compan
ies which had insured the buildings.
One thousand persons were made
homeless. " .. --While
only fourten - bodies 'have
been , recovered, local officials say at.
least twenty were killed and unoffi
cial estimates put the . number of
deaths at a much hiener figure.
Says' Prices of Coal Will Rise.
, Cleveland. With the upward -tread
of labor and material costs and dif
ficulties in mining, the cost of coal
must 'steadily rise in the future." J.
Kruttschnitt, chairman of tfie execu
tive committee of the Southern Pacific
Railway Company, declared -in an ad
dress prepared for delivery at the
fifteenth annual meeting of the Inter
national Railway Fuel Association.
Substituting hydro-electric current
tor steam is one method he suggest
ed lor conserving coaL
SENATOR LEE 8. OVERMAN AD
DRESSES KIWANIS CLUB AT
GHILD LABOR REGULATIONS
Sound Warning Against Attempt of
American Bolshevlkl to Control the
i Congrats. '
Concord. Declaring the ''efforts of
certain men and organization! tVcen
trallre power In Congress," is the
greatest menace this country facet to
day, Senator Lee S. Overman, In an
address here before the Concord
jKwanls club, made an urgent plea
tor conservation of our constitution;
"the foundation of our country and
the power of our liberty."
Senator Overman was especially
severe in his criticism of those peo
ple who would "amend our constitu
tion until we have none left. He
pointed out that there are 71 bills to
amend the constitution pending in
Constitution pending In Congress now,
and warned that some of them were
very dangerous, especially those which
would direct the teaching of birth
control and would take away certain
powers of our courts.
Senator Overman was also em
phatic in his denounciatioq of the
amendment relative to regulating
child labor In the United States. ' "If
we pass an amendment statins; that
no children can work until they are
18 and such an amendment has been
offered, we will raise a nation of
Idlers and loafers." Each state
should be allowed to make ' its own
laws relative to, the working of chil
dren, the senator declared, and as an
example of the efficiency of this plan,,
he pointed out that in a senate com
mittee last year it was admitted that
North Carolina's child labor law Is
the finest to be found in this country.
Senator Overman said that he fa
vored one of the 71 amendments off
ered to Congress. "That is the Wads
worth amendment," he explained.
"This amendment would put all future
amendments up to the people, and
that is who should decide them. You
cari't force any law created by a
change In the constitution when the
majority of the people do not favor
Senator Overman issued a warning
against bolshevlkl, declaring they are
attempting to gain control of Con
gress. "They will take the powers
from our courtr, once they get con
trol," he warned, "and put everything
in the hands of Congress. Power
centralized in Conpress Is the great
est menace facing this country today.1
Rights of states to regulate affairs
within them is a divine right the
senator said, and he plead with his
hearers to fight against any movement
that tends to further break down the
constitution and weaken the rights of
the states to "look after their own
folks under local conditions."
Rhine Army Cost Pact is Complete.
Paris. The agreement far payment
of the cost of the American army In
the Rhlneland is ready for the sign
ing, which Is expected to take place
at once. The document now is minus
the clause to which the United States
objected, allowing the allies to can
cel the agreement In 'case the United
States proceeded to collect war flam
ages direct from Germany.
,Slr John Bradbury, haying received
Instructions from prime " Minister
Baldwin in London to withdraw his
opposition to the elimination of this
clause, the allies agreed to go ahead
at once with the signing. The point
which ': the British representative
thought to cover through this clause
Is regarded by the other allies as suf
ficiently covered by the treaty of Ver
sailles. . -
. Censor's Rules For Film Shows.
London. American film producers
who wonder why some of their motion
pictures have been ruled off the
British screen many find their expla
nation in the remarks of T. P. O'Con
nor, oldest member of the House of
Commons and chief censor of the ci
nema in England.
Mr. O Conner, who with his assort
elates passes Judgment on abount 25 I
miles of flint every week, mentions
67 elements,, any one of which will
cause a film to bes forbidden. Th4
board will not permit materialization
of the figure of Christ, cruelty to child
ren and to animals, disparagement of
pcbllc characters and ' off iclals, pro
longed death-bed scenes, too ' much
revolver shooting, or a picture which
holds up as laudable the sacrifice of
a woman's virtue.
How Girls Can Win Their Way. x
' New York. Girls should not mar
ry until able to support their hus
bands, United States Senator Ferris,
of Michigan, advised the girls in the
graduating class of the Packard Com
mercial School at commencement ex
ercises. V.'.'V.": .v'V ,.',';;-;
"You hare all." he Said, "seen your
mothers beg for money from your
fathers to buy! anything they want
from. a sefty pin to a gown. It you
have first learned to support yourself
and your husband yon will never nesJ
to beg.". ." '- . V '-.' (
THREE ARE LOST
' IN CLOUD BURST.
Sayre, Oklahoma. Three per
sons are missing after a cloudburst
which partlclpltated six Inches of
rain in 45 minutes. Short Creek
left Its banks and spread into a
stream Ave blocks wide through
the middle of the city.
Nearly 300 farm laborers,- oil
Held workers and their families'
were rescued from tops of their
tents, houses and trees.
The water began receding at
midnight after causing damage
here estimated at $60,000. The
railway station at Doxey, four miles
east of Sayre, stood in water seven
Hall stones larger than walnuts
fell ; Immediately preceding tha
rain and added to the confusion.
BUSTS ARE PLACED IN HALL
ELABORATE CEREMONIES WERE
HELD AT NEW YORK ,
Representatives of Famllea Famous
In American History. Were
New Tork. Busts of Abraham Lin
coln, Ralph - Waldo Emerson, Henry
Ward Beecher, Alexander Hamilton,
Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee and
Frances Elizabeth Wlllard, were un
veiled In the hall of fame of New York
university, bringing the total number
of busts In the hall to 3.. T-
Elaborate ceremonies culminating in
a procession to the Hall of Fame were
held at the university and were parti
cipated in by representatives of many
families famous in American history
and of scientific, literary, artistic and
Jules Jesserand, French ambassa
dor to the United States, who unveil
ed the Lincoln bust, declared that the
United States had learned from the
example of the martyred President
the value of disinterested courage and
Emerso, declared Dr. Henry Van
Dyke, speaking at the unveiling of the
philosopher's bust, Illustrated the
noblest achievement of democracy to
produce 'a spiritual aristocracy. He
was an awakener, a liberator, a teacher
of courage with prodence.
"The question of today," Dr. Vau
Dyke asserted, "Is whether the new
generation of Americans will follow
such native teachings as those of
Emerson, or turn to idolatry of strange
gods, like Freud, the renegade Jew,
Nietzsche, the Insane German, and H.
G. Wells, who thinks that he had In
vented the only true religion which
is communism. To turn from the writ
ings pf these men to the poems and
essays of Emerson is like coming out
from a cabaret Into the fresh air."
Martin W. . Littleton, president of
the Southern Society bf New York,
speaking at the unveiling of the statue
of Lee from the chisel of George T.
Brewster, declared that the Confed
erate general was the embodiment of
a cause which was lost, but the rep
resentative 'of a principle which will
never die. ' '
"The cause," he said, "was the
ftight of a -state to withdraw from
the Union; the principal was the right
of state to withdraw from the Union;
the, principle was primary and pa
triotic loyalty to the sovereignty which
he acknowledged. It meant, perhaps,
more happiness to mankind that the
cause be lost, but it meant perpetuity
to civilization that the principle should
Five Killed at Crossing. '-
. Franklin, Ohio. Five members of
the household of Bert Williams met
Instant death , and another man was
probably fatally Injured at Carlisle,
two miles west of here when Balti
more and Ohio passenger, train No. 64
crashed into a truck which was mov
ing the Williams family from Franklin
to a new home in Germantown. ' An
other man escaped serious injury.
The two women and three children
killed were seated on a -sofa on the
rear of the truck; which was loaded
with furniture... '...''.'
A freight train had Just passed over
the crossing on the main street of
Carlisle, and Gross drove on to the
tracks, unaware of the approaching
train, view of which was 'obstructed
by the freight train. The bell at the
crossing was still ringing when Gross
drove on to the tracks, it was said.
, Bert Williams, who was following
his family in a motor bus arrived at
the scene shortly after the crash; un
aware that the truck had been wreck
ed. .With other curious he edged his
way through the crowds until he look
ed on the face of his Mead wife,, her
arms still holding his dead four
months old grand 'son. . He ' fainted.
Two Officers Killed In Raid.
Jersey City, N. J. Two policemen
were shot to death and two others
were seriously wounded In a gun bat
tle when they tried to arrest Frank J.
Saves,, a holdup suspect, at his resi
dence. Sayes and a woman compan
ion were caught finally by police re
serves after being driven from the
house with gas bombs. "
Detective Sergeant John Black and
Patrolman Clarence Ware were killed
outright, lileutenant Harry Otis and
Detective James Walton were wound
ed. : ' ' ' ' .
CHINESE GOVERNMENT STARTS
TO RELEASE CAPTIVE8 BY
BRIGANDS ARE DISCOURAGED
Messenger Traveling to and From the
Outlaw Hill Retreat Have Been
Shanghai. Panic seized the bandits
of ' Paotzuku as Chinese government
troops launched a determined advance
against the outlaws In an effort to
break up their communication and
force an Issue In the International
problem revolving about the kidnap
ping of the foreigners from the Shang
hai-Peking express, May 6. ',
The Peking governments plan to re
lease the captives by force apparently
Is to be put Into operation at once.
The cordon , of troops about the
Paotzuku stronghold was tightened In
all directions. Messengers traveling
to and from the outlaw hill, retreat
have been stopped. Troops are en
gaged in breaking up all the bandits'
lines of communications in an effort
to Isolate the band that is holding the
foreigners. . " ,
Chiefs of the brigands are said to
be greatly discouraged at the refusal
of the diplomatic corps at, Peking to
deal with them and are reported to
be anxious to come to some sort of
terms before It Is too late to save
their own lives. ,
Fresh parleys are expected to be
opened Immediately with the Chinese
A bandit envoy, accompanied by
one of the captives as mediator, Is
said to have left Paotzuku to re-open
negotiations, hut so far they have
not arrived at Tsao-Chwang.
The outlaws who. are declared to
have been pinning their hopes to
Chang Tsaollln, dictator of Manchuria,
and head of the Fengtien party that
was In control at Peking prior to its
defeat at the hands of the Chihll party
last summer, has been discouraged
In that direction as well. They had
expected aid from Tsao-Lln's lieuten
ant, the notorious Chang-Ching Cao,
former military . governor of Hunan
province, but the leaders of the gentry
In all the surrounding villages have
discounted this hope and have urged
the outlaws, to settle with the Peking
government as Quickly as possible.
Four Persons Burn to Death;
Mountain Lake Park, Md. Fate In
tervened in summer vacation plans of
Mrs. Mary O'Connor, aged 94, and her
three grown daughters, andas a re
sult the four are dead.
The four met death when burning
leaves Ignited accumulated gas in the
cottage occupied by Mrs. . O'Connor.
The three daughters werd some dis
tance from the cottage when the ex
plosion occurred. When' they reach
ed the building It was a mass of
flames. . Disregarding their own safe
ty the daughters rushed into the cot
tage in an attempt, to rescue their
mother. They never came out.
.The dead beside Mrs. O'Connorr
who lived at Clarksburg, W.Va., are:
Miss Kate O'Connor, Clarkeburg; Mrs,
Jett Grannon, Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs!
Mary E. Rooney, Clarksburg...
When the rescuers removed the
four bodies from' the debris late in
the day $2,000 in gold was found hid
den in a chimney. It was turned,
over to the authorities. '' '
Several other cottages near the jone
occupied by the victims also were de
stroyed. , ''
Finds Way to Avoid Dry Conflict
Washington. Indications were giv
en at the Treasury that Secretary Mel
Ion had found a way for reconciling
the supreme court's recent prohibi
tion decision with foreign laws re
quiring ships of their nationals to
carry liquor as crew ratlojs. V .
The belief was expressed that the
regulations necessary to casry out the
high court . decision barring liquor
within the- territorial waters of Jhe
United States, would be, actually pro-
I mulgated within a few days. Officials
refused to disclose tne course wnicn
the Treasury appeared to have adopt
ed in dealing with the situation de-.
veloped by tha court's ruling. ;
The belief gained ground that the
regulations would provide flatly tor
the, barring of all. crew rations as
such at the three mile limit but that
the ships would bo permitted to place
such liquor as was required by their
home laws under the Jurisdiction of
the ship doctor as'for,mediclnal pur
poses. '-':...'"'.:, ' .
. Thre Deaths In Montreal Fire.
, Montreal. The death In a hospital
of HenryxMaher, night foreman of the
Canadian . Sawdust Company's . plant
Increased to three the total of victims
of the blase which destroyed the saw
mill and IS dwellings nearby. The
bodies of Leo Roussln a fireman, and
Augustus Laverdure' night watchman,
were found in the debris last night
Three firemen and four employes of
the plant were Injured. - The property
loss was placed at $250,009. '
5a Writes Woman After
Taking Lydia E. Pinkham't
Jamestown N. Y. " I was nervous;
easily excited and discouraged and had
.UILu Par n
the tune 1 was not
hla tn alt no aa I
suffered with paina
in my oacx ana wua
weakness. I took
Lydia E. Pinkham's
pound, both the liq
uid and tablet forms,
and used Lydia E.
Wash for inflamma-
Hnn Tmlu I mm
real well and run a rooming house ana
do the work. I recommend your medi
cine to every woman who complains, and
you may use my letter to help any one
else. I am passing: through the Change
of Life now and I keep the Vegetable
Compound in the house, ready to take
k.. i laal tha luutrf nf It" Mrs.
Ait TV Davtrl 203 W. Second St.
Jamestown, N. Y.
Often some slight derangement may
cause a general upset condition of the
whole system, indicated by such symp
toms as nervousness, backache, lack of
ambition and general weakness.
T nAim V. Pinlrhgm'a Votratahla iVim-
pound will be found a splendid medicine
Xur SUCH iruuuiea. . in miuiy wuiot mm
removed the cause of the trouble.
A man is as old as his organs; he
can be as vigorous and healthy at
70 aa at 35 if he aids his organs in
performing their functions. Keep
your vital organs healthy with
The world ftandard rAnedy for kidney,
liver, bladder and uric acid troubles
since 1696 ; correct disorders ; itimulates
vital organs. AU druggiits, three sizes.
Look far tha nama Cold Modal aa amy
box and aeeapt no Imitation
"Until the Americans ' Invented the
word 'stunt,'" writes Shaw In his
article on Jenner. We Americans can
hardly be said to have Invented It,
Mr. Shaw. vThe word Itself is an old
English substantive; but with a dif
ferent meunlng; with its new meaning
of feat or performance we appear to
have adapted it from the German
"stunde." No, we Americans did not
Invent It Boston Transcript
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