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    Senate Is Expected to Join House in Passing Prohibition Enforcement Bill Over Veto
LXXXVIII— NO. 253 18 PAGES Da "£ a ®te c r e: 'tttt offlVTatHar!u°burg iass HARRISBURG. PA. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 1919. ""HKWK ™O e " 8 TWO h CENTS es HOME EDITION
Senate Drys
Are Hoping
For Repass
But Measure Is
Being Delayed
by Wrangling
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 28. An effort
to have the Senate act on a motion
to repass the prohibition enforce
ment bill over President Wilson's
veto was made soon after the Sen
ate convened to-day. Several Demo
crats objected and a long parlia
mentary wrangle over the rules en
When the bill was received from
the House, Senator Sterling, Kepub
lican, South Dakota, who had charge
of the measure when it passed the
Senate asked unanimous consent for
its immediate consideration. Sen
ator Kobinson, Democrat, Arkansas,
objected and then Senator Sterling
moved that the Senate, which was in
open executive session for debate on
the Peace Treaty, proceed to legis
lative business.
Objection to laying aside the
Treaty was made by Senator Hitch
cock, of Nebraska, the administra
tion leader, who has opposed pro
hibition measures in the past. Al
though Senator Sterling said he was
sure the bill's disposition would re
quire but a very short time. Senator
Hitchcock urged that debate on the
Treaty continue, declaring the peo
ple were beginning to believe the
Senate was deliberately delaying the
Hack ami Forth
Senator Nelson, Republican, Min
nesota, chairman of the Senate Ju
diciary Committee, endeavored to cut
off discussion by declaring Senator
Sterling's motion nondebatable. Re
publican Leader Lodge and Senator
Smoot, Republican, Utah, also quoted
rules declaring the prohibition bill
was privileged.
Senator Lenroot, Republican, Wis
consin, who was presiding tempor
arily ruled that the Sterling motion
was debatable.
Urging that the President's veto
be sustuined. Senator Underwood,
Democrat, Alabama, said wartime
prohibition was unconstitutional be
cause it involved confiscation of pri
vate property without adequate com
Senator Borah, Republican. Idaho,
remarked that as a result of Presi
dent Wilson's statement on the coal
strike and his prohibition veto mes
sage, "he was utterly bewildered" as
to the ending of the war.
Recess to Hear King
'.'The President's statement to the
miners declared the war is not
ended, and their contracts are in
effect," said Mr. Borah, "while this
message declares the war is closed."
The prohibition debate was still in
progress when the Senate recessed
to receive King Albert.
Three hours after the President
vetoed the bill, the House had re
passed it by a vote of 176 to 55. The
total vote was barely more than a
majority of the entire membership.
The President refused to sign the
bill because it included the enforce
ment of wartime prohibition.
The objects of the wartime prohi
bition, the President said in his veto,
had been satisfied, and "sound pub
lic policy makes clear the reason and
necessity for its repeal."
It would not be difficult, the Presi
dent held, for Congress to deal sepa
rately with two issues.
The veto hit Congress like a crack
of lightning. The House, getting on
its feet again, deserted its leaders,
who wanted to defer consideration
until Thursday so as to round up
all the dry members. But the drys
swept into the chamber and showed
there was an overwhelming senti
ment among them to give the gov
ernment ample weapons for dealing
with the liquor traffic, now outlawed
throughout the land.
Nobody had really professed to
know that the President would veto
the bill. Republicans and Demo
crats alike and the countless multi
tude that had sorrowfully watched
the passing of the bars —thought it
would become a law without his
leelared Constitutional
Attorney General Palmer, it was
said, had declared it constitutional.
With re-passage of the law by the
House, and the prospect of the same
thing happening in the Senate, hope
of the big "wet spell" that would
run over the Christmas season van
ished into thin air.
Prohibition leaders predict that
the refusal of the House to accept
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Harrisbiirg and Vicinity! Itnln
k this afternoon. Fair nnd much.,
colder to-night and Wednesday.
l,owmt tcmperuturc to-night
about 40 degrees.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Itnln thin
afternoon. Fair and much
colder to-night and Wednes
day. Westerly gales.
Hlver. The Susquehanna river nnd
probubly nil Its tributaries will
rise slightly to moderately ex
cept some of the smaller
streams, which may rise decid
edly as a result of heuvy rains
to-day. A stage of uhout 4.4 feet
is expected at Harrtsburg Wed
nesday morning.
Act Will Be
Brought to
Peace Treaty Must
| Be Ratified First Is
I Announcement
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 28.—Wartime
prohibition will be brought to an
end by Presidential proclamation
immediately after the Senate rati
fies the Germany Peace Treaty, it
was said to-day at the White
Officials explained that the war
time act provided that it should be
annulled by the President when
peace had been declared and when
the Army and Navy had been de
mobilized. Congress was informed
yesterday by the President in his
message vetoing the prohibition en
forcement bill that demobilization
of the Army and Navy had been
The White House announcement
clears up any doubt as to whether
the war would be ended legally with
the ratification of the German
Treaty. Some officials had expressed
the opinion that the war emergency
would not pass until the Treaty with
Austria had been acted upon by the
Loot Taken From Store
Recovered in Altoona
A large portion of the loot taken
from the store of McFall & Son,
Third and Market streets, last week,
when a robber bored a hole through
the floor of the Lochiel Hotel, has
been recovered in Altoona. Railroad
police have located the greater por
tion of the goods, valued at several
thousand dollars, according to a dis
; patch form that city.
Chairman of City Planning
Committee Gives Views
on Extra Hour
Harrisburg should adopt the day
light saving idea and make it a per
manent proposition, said E. S. Her
man, chairman of the City PJanning
Committee, to-day. Although Con
gress has passed up the idea,
Harrisburg should follow the ex
ample of New York and Philadelphia
and make it a city ordnance, he
"Granting that the fundamental
principle which states that what is
good for the greater number should
be do.to, >s an accepted fact," said
Mr. Herman, "■! see no reason in the
wor d why we should not adopt the
daylight saving. And in the second
place, the fact that :he great num
ber of people will be benefited in
every way and that oniy a small
number will suffer any hardships,
which can be remedied easily
enough, should be enough to make
every fair-minded citizen reulize
that the extra hour must come. Hook
at- the possibilities: When a man
might be indoors on a summer even
ing instead of outside enjoying the
wonderful weather in games or tak
icg care of b.s little golden, is vhere
anyone who will say that an extra
hour of daylight is not good for us?"
"1 am of the opinion that we
must leave it ip to the people, and
when they consider all sides of it
and see that they are benefitting in
every possible way from it, I have
no doubt but that our City Council
will pass it. Another hour of day
light in our city parks is a pleasure
not to be denied."
Saloonmen Arc Jubilant Over Wilson's Declaration That He
W ill Lii t Prohibition Before Winter
Word that President Wilson is de
termined to ruise the wartime pro
hibition ban before the country goes
bone dry January 16, under the con
stitutional amendment was received
with glee to-day by saloonkeepers
and dealers who still hope to make
a "killing" on stocks held over from
former days.
The Police Department which has
been free of its worse work since
July 1 and the county prison officials
who have had little to do for months
were not quite so pleased.
Men who are in a position to know
say that if the President authorizes
I City Solicitor Instructed to
Draw Up the Proper
Highways Put on Map in 1872
Were Never Opened
in Fact
First official action to bring; about
the proposed Italian park improvement
and the extension and widening of
streets through the Fourteenth ward,
was decided upon this morning at a
joint conference of the City Planning
Commission, City Councilmen, City
Engineer M. B. Cowden and K. Clark
Cowden, engineer for the planning
After discussing for an hour the pro
posed street changes it was agreed that
City Solicitor John E. Fox .should pre
pare necessary ordinances including the
provisions to carry out the plans of
the McKee-Graliam estate and the plan
ning commission for the development of
the park and establishing wider streets.
To Consider Damages
When these ordinances ere presented
they will be discussed fully before final
passage, city councilmen said, so that
they will know definitely any damages
which will be caused by opening the
streets, and what development will be
necessary for the Italian park tract.
Mr. Cowden, the planning commission
engineer, explained to the city officials
that none of the streets which it Is
planned to vacate, have ever been laid
out and opened. While they were placed
on city official map in 1872 by a com
mission appointed for that purpose, they
do not conform with the curve in the
river at Division street, and would not
be practicable. Streets in the vicinity
of Division street, which is the boundary
line between the Tenth and Fourteenth
wards, which are to be vacated include
Juniata, Shamokin, Second, Third, Fifth,
and Jefferson.
Lines Arc Crooked
It was brought out during the dis
cussion that the present Sixth street
road above Division street, is not within
the lines of the "Sixth street" plotted
by the street commission in 1872. The
new lines of Sixth street, would extend
north through the Hoffman's woods
tract and connect with Elizabeth street
:n Riverside. The "Sixth street" road
would remain open and in use, Mr.
Cowden explained.
It was suggested that in addition to
carrying out the provisions of the tent
ative agreement with the executors of
the McKee-Graham estate, Katrtna
street should be widened from 30 to
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Police Instructed to Arrest
Those Who Turn Fun
to Rowdyism
Hallween celebrations must be con
fined to Holloween Friday. No cele
brations of "pancake" and "tick
tack" nights may be staged on Wed
nesday and Thursday evenings.
So declared Chfef of Police Wetzel
ir. a warning to city youths and oth
ers. Celebrations extending two,
three and four days before and after
Halloween are absolutely tabooed,
the chief says, and police have been
instructed to make arrests.
Some reports have already been re
ceived of a number of premature cele
brations by the youngsters. Refuse
of various sorts is said to have been
thrown op porches of residents in
certain sections while some other
nuisances have been reported. Per
sons who fail to heed the warning to
confine their activities to . the one
evening, will lay themselves open to
prosecution, the chief warns.
Chief Wetzel elaborated on his
warning to explain that masks may
be worn on the city streets on Friday
evening. Mummers may hold in full
force on that evening but are required
to keep their activities within that
one day, the chief insists.
Some allowance will be granted in
the celebration on Friday. Rowdy
ism. however, will not be tolerated
and prosecutions will be made where
persons responsible for carrying
away steps, shutters, etc. can be
located. Throwing of flour will npt
be permitted, nor will the use of
"ticklers" be tolerated, he adds.
the sale of "hard" liquors again the
price will average $5 a quart or
more. The holders are banlting on
a big demand just before Jan Jury 16.
Provisions of the enforcement bill
which may be forced through over
the veto are not generally known
and expression of opinions as to Just
what the uct means were wide and
of many shadings. The general be
lief among men who have studied
the act is that the bill, if it becdmes
a law, reully will do but little except
make the sale of a.75 per cent, beer
illegal. If the President should
ruise the wartime prohibition act the
enforcement act automatically falls.
Harrisburg Railways Company Agrees to Extend System Out
Hcrr Street, Through Uptown Subway; City Line Is
Ultimate Destination of Road
The long talked-of trolley line out
Herr street, from Seventh to Four
teenth. with double tracks as far as
Cameron, will be built in the near
future, according to a statement tiled
with the rublic Service Commission
to-day by Frank B. Musser, president
o{ the Harrisburg Railways Com
Complaint filed by Owen M. Copelin
and others against the. Railway Com
pany over the demand for a line on
Herr street was withdrawn "by
Charles C. Stroh. counsel for the com
plainants, and with the withdrawal
was filed the statement that the com.
ptny had agreed to build the line. The
statemen was accompanied by this
letter from President Musser, ad
dressed to Owen M. Copelin, Warren
Van Dyke, Frank D. Leedy, Burton
Van Dyke and Harry A. Sherk:
"The Harrisburg Railways Company
will, subject to the consent and ap
proval of the necessary public au
thorities, build as soon as possible, a
double track on Herr street from Sev
enth street to Cameron street, going
through the Herr street subway.
"That it will lay its tracks from
Cameron street to Fourteenth street
on Herr street at the same time as
Albert Describes U. S. Arms as
Decisive Factor in Ad
dress in House
Washington, Oct. 28. —King Al
bert of the Belgians, paid homage
in the House of Representatives to
day to the American Army, which he
described as the "decisive factor in
determining the victory."
In an address to the Senate a few
minutes earlier, he had asserted that
"nothing could better characterize
the reign of universal democracy"
than the friendship between his
country and the United States.
The addresses of His Majesty to
day were the longest and most im
portant he has made in America.
They were intended .as messages to
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Angered by Demands For
Cash While Local Machine
Is Allowed to Go to Sticks
The Democratic National Commit
tee is applying the lush to Demo
cratic Federal ottlceholders every
where and Dauphin county Demo
crats are sore.
Not that they object to being
asked to give. Oh, no, that is an
old story with them. But they do
object to being assessed at a time
when the local Democratic machine
is being deserted by those who
should be its leaders and left to drift
for itself.
The letters local office holders
have received are sent out by W. D.
Jamieson, "director of finance," and
in case they do not receive prompt
attention they are followed by oth
ers of a more peremptory charac
"I don't object to giving for "party
purposes," said one of them to-day,
who had with him a copy of his
letter, containing full instructions
how to give and how to register,
name, address, "worth about how
much," "income how much," and
other personal information, "but if
we are to give our money it does
seem to me that the men who ought
to be leaders in our own home dis
trict should be doing something for
the ticket."
That is the general attitude. The
Democrats have been left in the
lurch. Their mayoralty candidate
has an active press agent who is
putting him before the public, but
Alderman Hoverter, the Republican
candidate, had such a lead at the
primaries and is at present so far
ahead that the Hartman vote next
Tuesday will not be as large as the
Hoverter majority, the ward workers
Outside of this there is little
show of activity. The Democratic
organization is all shot to pieces and
the pitiful vote at the primaries is
an indication of what may be ex
pected at the general elections.
The demands for money to meet
national needs when the locul or
ganization has gone to sticks are
what is causing the grouch among
the Fderal officeholders, many of
whom are already threatening to re
taliate by staying away from the
polls next week.
!>y Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 28. General
Pershing announced to-day he was plan
ning a tour of inspection of the war
Industries built up during his übsence
In France in order to formulate rec
ommendations to Secretary linker as to
what portion should bo maintained
against another national emergency.
His trip will take him As far as the
Pacific coast
this portion of the street may be
paved by the city, and that it will co
operate with you in having the city
end property holders authorize and
undertake this paving, and that it
will then extend its line on Herr
street from Fourteenth street to
Eighteenth street or Eighteenth-and
or.e-Half, present city line, arrang
ing- for the necessary transfer points
to reach the uptown section of the
city, in addition to the ordinary trans,
fers in the Square and present trans
fet places.
"As stated to you. we do not believe
that a cross-town line on the Hill is
at present needed, and that the ex
pense, both of construction and oper.
ating the same, would be such as to
make it impossible under present con
"In order to handle the traffic cre
ated by this extension, and operate
cars with sufficient frequency to
make the service worth while, it will
be necessary to obtain from the city
the right to double track Seventh
istreet between North and Herr streets,
as well a® to obtain the consent need
ed for the extension through the sub.
way and out Herr street, in this, of
course, it is understood that we will
have our co-operation."
All Energies Turned to Get
ting Fuel Before Strike
NOTICE was served on re
tall coal dealers of Harrls-
I burg to-day that all hard
| coal on the sidings of dealers or
' en route to destination not un
| loaded within twenty-four hours
after the start of the threatened
soft coal strike will be confiscated
by the railroad companies for
their own- use. This would cre
ate at once a great fuel famine in
Harrisburg and cause no end of
i hardship and suffering. The
| railroad order comes from the
Federal Railroad Administration.
If the soft coal miners quit at the
close of working hours Friday, rail
roads hope to be able to keep going
on the supply now being stored. It
is said there is a larger quantity of
coal mined that will keep the rail
road busy for some time after the
mitres close down.
Getting It to Storage Points
Just now there Is considerable
activity on the part of the Penn
sylvania Railroad and the Philadel
phia and Reading Railway in order
to get a large quantity of soft coal
stored away. Local officials be
lieve there will be no cause for im
mediate ularm. The railroads in the
east have been storing coal for the
past live months. How much of
this will go to industries is a ques
Reading Is Busy
On the Reading system all crews
have been pooled and are running
on the first in first out system, in
order to keep the traffic going to
I and from the soft coal districts.
Trainmen, engineers and firemen are
allowed only what rest is necessary,
and at that some crews are working
on short hour rests. Empty cars
that cannot be used for hauling coal
are being sent to side tracks, while
every car available for coul traffic
is in service. As fast as a train load
of soft coal is reported at a ter
minal point, forces of men are put
to v work unloading. It is in the abil
ity to keep supplying the mines with
cars that will enable railroads to
store a large quantity of coal.
| On Saturday and Sunday the
| Reading alone handled neariy 3 8,-
000 curs. Just now the Reading,
while not losing any part of its big
merchandise and other shipments,
is moving on an average of 5,000
cars of coal a duv from soft coal
regions. The soft coal from the
Clearfield region' is coming from
Williamsport to Reading. The coal
is unloaded as rapidly as possible
and the empty cars returned. The
Reading is also doing u big business
in anthracite.
The Pennsy is looking after its
own interest and putting an average
of 1,000 cars of soft coal nway
each day. It is the plan to store at
least 600,000 tons between Altoona
and Harrisburg, and as much as
possible along the line of the Phila
delph'a division. The Pennsy has
been obliged at times to confiscate
coal enrouto to other companies *
it is the helief that if a tieup of In
dustries come it will not he at least
for several weeks.
Senate Postnones
Action Until Today
on Moses Amendment
By Associated Press
U Mshl-cton. Oct. 28.— Action on the
Moses amendment to the Peace Troatv
the last survivor of fortv-six recom
mended by the Forelgh Relations
( ommittee. was postponed The Sen
ate adopjted 43 to 36. Republican Lead
er Lodge's motion for a recess until
j Washington Officials Accept
Summons For Scale Com
mittee as Indication
j Government Awaits Next Step
| Which Must Come From
Diggers of Coal
By Associated Press
| Washington, Oct. 28.—Hope was
'.expressed in official quarters to-day
| that the soft coal strike set for Satur
| day would be postponed if not cail
i ed off.
j Announcement that John L. Lewis,
' president of the United Mine Work
j ers of America, had summoned mem
bers of the full scale committee to
j meet the International Executive
i Board at Indianapolis to-morrow,
I was accepted as an indication that
| President Wilson's command to the
! miners' organization not to plunge
I (he country into industrial chaos
might me heeded.
In full belief that officers of the
; international body who ordered the
{strike have power to stop it, Gov
jernment officials awaited the next
| step which must come from tiie.
I miners. Confidential reports from
I the Central coal field territory indi
cated, it was said, that not all of the
I mining army of more than half a
million men would quit work.
Cabinet Moots
Steps to he taken by the Govern
ment to deal with the strike, if it
takes plaee, will be considered
finally to-day at a meeting of the
Cabinet. There was a more hopc
i ful view in Cabinet circles, hut this
I did not altar the Government's dc
j termination to he ready with all its
j machinery to meet the situation if
j the miners quit.
Meanwhile the Railroad Adminis
tration continued its efforts to ex
pedite movement o£ coal from the
mines by ordering all coal not un
loaded by owners within 24 hours
to be dumped on the ground so as
to release care for their immediate
return to their coal fields. The of
fice pf Director General Hines de
nied that orders had been Issued for
confiscation of coal for operation of
■ trains.
Officials to-day pinned their hope
of averting the strike of bituminous
miners called for Saturday at the
meeting to-morrow in Indianapolis
of the executive board of the Union
Mine Workers of America.
Study of union by-laws, officials
said to-day revealed that the execu
tive board has power to call off the
strike or at least to order a post
ponement. Should President Wilson's
appeal to the miners be heeded to
the extent of a postponement, offici
als here feel that the strike will be
averted, for a postponement would be
certain to bring with it negotiations
for a new wage agreement.
In the face of statements by
John L. Lewis, president of the
miners' organization, that it was too
late now to stop the walkout, there
was strong belief in official quar
ters that the strike would at least
be postponed. This hope of avert
ing industrial disaster was based
largely on the feeling that sentiment
throughout the country was over
whelmingly for peace, regardless of
how the people might view the re
ported grievances of the miners.
Thomas Explains
Senator Thomas, Democrat, Colorado,
explained to the Senate to-day that bill
he introduced yesterday did not provide
for the use of soldiers in operating the
coal mines in the event of a strike of
miners but merely for their use in
keeping open the channels of transpor
At his request action on his resolu
tion pledging the support of Congress
to the administration in preserving law
and order during the strike, was de
ferred until to-morrow.
Girl Shot Through Cheek
by Brother Who Didn't
Know Gun Was Loaded
Struck by a bullet from a small
caliber rifle which was being han
dled by a brother who did not know
It was loaded. Miss lrma Taylor, 17
years old, daughter of Thomas Tay
lor, 228 North Fourteenth street, is
in the Harrisburg Hospital.
The accident occurred this morn
ing at the home of a relative at
Beaver Station, where Miss Taylor
was assisting in making sauerkraut.
The rifle, unused for some time, was
standing nearby. The brother pick
ed it up and in his handling of it
caused its discharge.
The bullet penetrated the girl's
left cheek. She was taken to the
Harrisburg Hospital where prelimi
nary treatment was given. The bul
let has not yet been removed. Miss
Taylor's condition is described as
being good.
Because he kissed his mother
after he had kissed his wife when
he was leaving the house was one
of the reasons that Mrs. Helen
M. Crook left him, Earl B. Crook
testified in divorce court to-day
during the hearing of his appli
cation for a separation decree.
He said tliey were married in
1913 and she left him in 1918.
Mr. Crook told the court that his
wife objected to the times that
he kissed his mother.
Ten other cases were heard
during the morr.xng by President
Judge George Kunkel in court
room No. 1, and about forty cases
remain to be heard. The court_
to-duy signed a divorce decree in
the case of Edna P. Yochum vs.
George C. Yochum. The hearing
was held several months ago.
Apple blossoms are appearing.
Continued warm weather,
frostless r.nghts and warm rains
for the past week evidently have
fooled the trees into the idea
that it is spring rather than win
ter that is approaching. A tree
back of Lieutenant Governor
Beidieman's summer home in
Dauphin was noticed to-day to be
blooming in the sun.
And that's not all. It was so
warm in the Courthouse to-day
that Prothor.-otary Pass turned on
two electric fans so that he could
get down to work.
Lake Vessel Is Caught by Gi
gantic Wave and Reduced
to Mass of Wreckage
By Associated Press
Muskegon, Mich., Oct. 28.—Caught
by a gigantic wave as she was trying
to make this harbor after riding out a
terrific gale on Lake Michigan last
night he Crosby steamer City ot Musk
egon crashed into tiie south pier at
Muskegon channel this morning and
sank in less than ton minutes carrying
to death at least t2 of her passengers
and crew. The exact number of dead
has not been determined but may
reach 2(1.
The bodies of four men and three wo
men have been washed ashore, and the
beach for miles is being patrolled for
additional victims.
The crash came without warning,
most of the passengers being caught
in their state rooms. The lights went
out and the scores of women passengers
added to the confusion. Then followed
the scramble for safety. Most of the
passengers escaped by jumping from
the decks to the pier.
Buffeted By Storm
The City of Muskegon left Milwaukee
at 8 o'clock last night and was severely
buffeted by the storm during the night
run across the lake. Just as the steam
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Two Witnesses Partially Con
firm Allegations Made
by Waitress
Patrolman Jackson Denies the
j Statements Made in Hear
ing Before the Mayor
j Additional charges may be brought
! against Patrolman Prank O. Jack
son, colored, before City Council
Mayor Daniel IJ. Keister intimated
this morning before the Councilmen
went into session. Another young
woman has made complaint that
Jackson approached her in a res
taurant in South Third street, below
Chestnut, and asked her to go out
with him after he received his pay.
Jackson also has denied this charge.
The woman who made the state
ment to Mayor Keister is Catharine
Bates, who was employed at the
restaurant during September. The
Mayor investigated the case and
held a hearing in his office last eve
ning. Miss Bates and Jackson were
According to Miss Bates' state
ment Jackson came into the restau
rant and asked her to "go out for
a good time" after he was paid.
When the patrolman left she said she
called two men from the Friend
ship Firecontpany and told them
what had happened. These men
testified before the Mayor and said
they had been called by Miss Bates.
When they saw her she appeared to
be nervous and excited, they said,
and told them what had happened.
Mayor Keister said to-day be has
not decided definitely what action he
will take in the two cases in which
complaints were made against Jack
The first case was called to the
Mayor's attention when Florence
Smith, a waitress in a Market street
restaurant, made complaint that
Jackson had endeavored to entice
her to a State street residence. Jack
son claimed that he had merely
been endeavoring to secure help for
a "man" who was about to start a
restaurant and that he wanted the
girl to change her employment.