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CALLS 8 HOUR LAW
IN CIRCUIT COURT
KANSAS CITY JUDGE HANDS DOWN
DECISION ON RECENT
MAY BE USED AS TEST CASE
Reaches Conclusion in Question After
Short Deliberation; Case Brought
Kansas City. Nov. 22.-Judge Wil-
liam C. Hook'of the United States cir-
cuit court today decided that the Adam-
son' eight-hour. law was unconstitu-
tional. To action was brought yes-
terday by ti government asking the
dismissal of an injunction suit brought
by the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf
railway. Judge Hook's action today
will permit the case appearing before
the supreme court when it convenes
Dec. 4. Judge Hook signed the gov-
ernment's appeal at 3:25 this after-
E. Marvin Underwood, assistant at-
torney general of the United States,
who arrived here this morning from
Washington to assist Francis M. Wil-
son, district attorney attorney in the
case, said he believed the decision of,
Judge Hook was in no way a setback
to the government.
"Judge Hook made the decision with-
out material consideration of the is-
sue and on application of his own re-
ceivers," Underwood said. Judge Hook
appointed the receivers for the Mis-
souri, Oklahoma and Gulf railway who
brought the injunction proceedings.
Frank Hagerman, special counsel for
the federal government, refused any
statement. Judge Hook's decision in
Judge Hook's Decision.
"This is an independent suit to en-
join the enforcement of a recent act
of congress commonly called the
Adamson law, upon the ground that
it is contrary to the constitution. A
motion to dismiss has been presented
on behalf of the defendant United
States attorney. The case was pre-
sented but yesterday and a decision isi
desired today. It is far from being an
-agreeable duty for a judge to record
a judicial conclusion without the care
and deliberation essential to a convic-
Thinks Law Cannot Be Sustained.
"Upon a consideration of the Adam-
son law and of what is said of its
practical effect, and what was in-
tended to be accomplished by it, the
judgment is that as the court construes
the terms of the law, it cannot be sus-
tained. Though the decree of the court
in the case here will be final in form
yet because of the special circum-
stances, the plaintiffs will be directed
to keep their accounts and be prepared
to pay their employees on the basis of
the Adamson law, should the decree
not be sustained."
Supporter of Law Pleased.
New York, Nov. 22.-Elisha Lee,
chairmn of the conference committee
now considering the Adamson law,
when he heard that the Adamson law
had been declared unconstitutional.
said today he. was pleased, for it means
a final decision in the supreme court
soon. "The fact that the government
will appeal," he said, "means that the
supreme court will take it up much
sooner than would otherwise have
been the case."
Gompers Expresses Opinion.
Baltimore, Nov. 22.-"I said yester-
day, and if I could say it with greater
emphasis today I would repeat, 'We-
expect the railroad men to inaugurate
the eight-hour day on the first of
January,'" was the only comment of
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Large Audience Attends Initial Concert
of University Symphony
A large and appreciative audience
turned out yesterday afternoon to hear
the University Symphony Orchestra
when it made its first appearance of
the year in Hill auditorium.
Considering that this was the first
concert of the season the work was
unusually good. The members played
in tune and also played together well,
which does not always happen at a
The first number was Gade's Sym-
phony No. 4 in B flat, which proved to
be an interesting and effective num-
ber. It was extremely musical and the
shadings which were brought out by
Mr. Samuel Pierson Lockwood, direc-
tor, were pleasing. The Scherzo and
Finale were especially well received.
Berlioz's Ballet des Syphes from
"Damnation of Faust" was played next
and the combination of harp, strings,
and wood-winds created an atmosphere
which was irresistible. This number
Mr. Harrison Albert Stevens. piano
soloist, played Beethoven's Concerto
No. 4 in G major, with the orchestra.
This interesting concerto, which had
never been heard before In this city,
afforded an excellent opportunity for
the soloist to display his splendid
technique and versatility. The cadenzas
in this composition were written by
Godowsky and added much to the gen-
eral effectiveness. Mr. Stevens played
with marked feeling and his.pianissimo
work was especially effective.
WILSON DISCUSSES MESSAGE
Expect Annual Suggestion to Propose
Legislation Strike Settlement
Washington. Nov. 22. - President
Wilson discussed his message to con-
gress with members of his cabinet to-
day. Regardless of the avowed op-
position of labor to proposals for
trike settlement by legislation, it is
known the president's suggestion to
the next congress on the question of
prevention of industrial disputes will
be practically the same. as those pro-
posed to the last congress, when the
railroad strike was threatened. The
biggest fight will be waged against that
.provision which make illegal all strikes
and walkouts pending full public
hearings of both sides.
Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 22.-Former
Governor Chase S. Osborne in an inter-
view here today announced that he
will be candidate for the United States
senatorship in 1918.
Lansing, Nov. 22.-Governor Ferris
is said to be considering the appoint-
ment of Harris Thomas, lawyer of
Lansing, to fill the unexpired term of
Railroad Commissioner Hemans, who
died last week. Mr. Thomas is a Demo-
crat. William Smith of St. Johns is
also being strongly urged for the
Lansing, Nov. 22.-The prison board
this afternoon announced the selection
for warden of the Jackson prison of
Captain Rcoe Disque of the com-
missary department of the United
States army. Captain Disque is at,
present on duty in the Philippines.
MIMES ELECT YEARLY OFFICERS
Morrison C. Wood, '17, Named Presi-
dent of Union Organization
The Mimes of the Michigan Union
elected officers for the year at a reor-
ganization meeting last night. Morri-
son C. Wood, '17, was chosen presi-
dent; Frank Grover, '18, vice-presi-
dent; Kemp Burge, '17, secretary-
treasurer, and Abraham Gornetzky.
A short business meeting and lunch-
eon will be held at the Union at 12
o'cl)ck Monday noon.
SEE NO CHANGE IN'
British Papers Expect Country to Con-
tinue Present Policy Con.
ITALIAN PAPERS MAGNANMOUS
London, Nov. 22.-London newspa-
per comment reflected the view today
that the death of mIperor Francis
Josef would probably not change Aus-
tria-Hungary's course in the war. The
Pall Mall Gazette's editorial was
"It is improbable," it said, "that
Francis Josef's death will make any
vital difference in the present political
and military situation. Austria has
passed the stage where her own- i-
stincts or sympathies count for much."
Pope Sends Vatican's Condolences.
By John H. Ilearley
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Rome, Nov. 22.-Pope Benedict today
instructed the papal Annuncio at
Vienna personally to present to the
royal family the Vatican's condolences
in the death of Emperor Francis Josef.
It was reported last night that the
pope had sent a special blessing to
the dying emperor.
Newspaper extras here announcin
the death of the aged ruler today
magnanimously ascribed his actions
against Italy in the present war to the
Countess Karolyn's curse against the
house of Hapsburg and its people.
Nemesis overtook the emperor at last,
it was asserted. All newspapers agreed
in editorial comment that Francis
Josef's death can have little effect on
the war, owing to the complete Ger-
man domination of Austria-Hungary.
Seeks Aid for Belgian Workers.
London, Nov. 22.--Wireless dis-
patches from Havre said King Albert
of Belgium has written to Pope Bene-
dict, King Alphonso of Spain, and
President Wilson asking each of these
to protest against German deportation
of workers from Belgium.
Emperor Complied With Pope's Wish
Rome. Nov. 22.-A current report in
Switzerland today had it that on his
death bed Emperor Francis Josef com-
plied with Pope Benedict's recent plea
to him and urged the Kaiser against
the Belgian scheme and resumption of
unlimited submarine warfare.
Expect Von Jagow's Resignation.
Berlin, Nov. 22.-The official press
bureau today announced "the states
secretary of the foreign office, Gottlieb
von Jagow, intends to resign for rea-
sons of ill health. Appointment of
Under Secretary Zimmerman as his
successor is expected."
Four Engagenienis on Dobrudja Front.
Berlin, Nov. 22.-Four field engage-
ments along the front of Field Marshal
von Mackensen's line in Dobrudja were
teported in today's official statement.
Along the Danube local artillery firing
Report Deportion of Diplomats.
Rome, Nov. 22.--Departure of diplo-
matic representatives of all the cen-
tral powers from Athens amid demon-
stration was reported in a wireless dis-
patch received from the Greek capital
today. They left in response to the
virtual ultimatum served on the Greek
government by Vice Admiral Du Sour-
net, representing the allies. He al-
leged the ministers were giving in-
formation to German submarines, and
were at the head of espionage bureaus.
Vandervoort Elected Captain of Aggies
East Lansing, Mich., Nov. 22.-Adel-
bert Vandervoort, for three years a
guard on the Aggie football team, was
elected captain of the 1917 eleven yes-
terday afternoon. Fourteen mono-
grams were awarded by the athletic
Sink Big British Hospital Ship
London, Nov. 22.-The British hospital ship Britannic, a White
Star liner and one of the biggest ships afloat, was sunk in the Zea
channel of the Aegean sea yesterday. The admiralty announced to-
day that of those aboard about 50 were lost, 28 were injured and
1,100 saved. The admiralty announcement declared the vessel had
been sunk by a mine or torpedo.
The Britannic was a steel triple-screw steamship of 48,158 tons.
She was built for the White Star line passenger service, being fin-
ished only last year, but was immediately requisitioned by the Brit-
ish government for use as a hospital transport.
The Zea channel, where the admiralty statement says the great
ship was lost, is a bit of water between the mainland of Greece and
the island of Zea. From this it is safe to assume that the Britannio
was bringing' back wounded from Saloniki, the channel being the
direct route to the allies' depot in this section.
CONFERENC 'E FOR
CONFERENCE TO START
AND CONTINUE UNTIL;
NOTED LIBRARIAN TO SPEAK
Object of Meetings Is to Encourage
College Women to Enter
ANNOUNCE FACULTY MEN
WILL SPEAKAT SMOKER
Prof. W. D. Henderson and Prof. H. C.
Sadler to Talk; Order More
Tobacco and Pipes
Prof. William D. Henderson of the
physics department and Prof. Herbert
C. Sadler of the engineering depart-
ment will be the faculty speakers atE
the football smoker Saturday night in
Weinberg's coliseum. the committee in
charge announced last night. Both
Professor Henderson and Professor
Sadler are reputed to be excellent
speakers with a surplus of "ginger"
that will meet with great approval.
With the great floor space available
in the coliseum fully 2.500 students are
expected to be present. The smoker
committee last night sent for more
cigarets, tobacco, and corncob pipes,
"t meet tne added demand. Tickets
were moving rapidly at the Union yes-
terday and a capacity crowd is as-
sured. Caterer Donovan of the Union
has put in an order for sufficient cider
and dou-hnuts, at he says, "to flound-
er the whole University." The tincups
have been ordered and a large com-
mittee will paste'on the pictures of
the team tomorrow.
GREAT INCREASE IN SALES
MAC MINUS ENTERTAINS
Speaker Not Only Entertains But Com
ments on Political Situa-
tion in Ireland
Seumus MacManus last night de-
lighted his audience with his lecture,
"A Merry Ramble 'Round Ireland,"
illustrated with over 100 colored views
of old and modern Ireland. His lec-
ture abounded in droll Irish stories,
and sketches of the old Irish wits and
Mr. MacManus did not confine him-
self to the strictlydentertaining side of
Ireland, but as one of the leaders in
the Sinn Fein movement, he traced the
fight of the Irish people against the
political oppression of England.
"The fight in Ireland has been go-
ing on for hundreds of years and it
will continue to go on until the Irish
people are at last politically and edu-
cati-onally free," he said. "There is a
great deal of misunderstanding among
the American people concerning the
trouble in Ireland. It is not a clash
between the Catholics and the Protest-
ants, as the English would have you
believe. The Catholics do not fight the
English simply because they are Cath-
olics, but because they are Irishmen."
In proof of his contention that there
are in reality, basic good relations be-
tween the Catholics and the Protest-
ants, Mr. MacManus said: "The lead-
ers of Ireland for the last 100 years
have with only two exceptions, been
Mr. MacManus also spoke of the
work and the achievements of the
Gaellic league, which lately has done
so much to revive the old Gaellic
language, the Irish songs, and the Irish
TRIANGLES INITIATE TEN MEN
Junior Engineers' Honorary Society
Picks Worthy Students
Ten neophytes of the Triangles, jun-
ior engineers' honoray society, had an
opportunity to polish up the pavement
and triangle of the engineering arch
yesterday afternoon as a part of their
introduction to the mysteries of the
organization. The initiates were: N.
J. Brazell, E. P. Hardell, M. F. Doty,
N. C. Ibsen, R. C. Germanson, J. H.
Sharpe, A. B. Weston, A. Livingston,
R. M. Meehan, and R. M. Langley.
W. M. McKee was toastmaster of the
banquet at the Michigan Union, which
followed the initiation. Prof. A. E.
White, of the engineering college, E.
C. Schacht, and A. Livingston, respond-
ed to toasts.
Three Men Rob Oklahoma Bank
Durant, Okla., Nov. 22.-The bank at
Boswell, 20 miles east of here, was
robbed by three masked men this aft-
ernoon, who escaped with between
"Library Work for Women" will be
the subject of an address to be given
this afternoon by Miss Letitia Stearns
at the Women's Vocational conference
in Sarah Caswell Angell hall. Miss
Sarah Arnold, of Boston, and Miss
Mary Malcolmson, of Detroit, will dis-
cuss the topics "The Preparation Ne-
cessary for Vocational Training" and
"The Work of the Collegiate Bureau
This is the first of a series of meet-
ings that will continue throughout the
rest of the week. An opportunity to
meet these and other conference
speakers is offered by an informal re-
ception to be held this evening at New-
berry residence. All are cordially in-
vited. Tickets are still available for
the Saturday luncheon. Those who de-
sire private interviews with any of
the speakers should sign up for them
The object of the conference is to
encourage college women to enter
fiels open to them, especially those
other than teaching. Miss Mary Mal-
colmson, of the Collegiate Bureau of
Occupations in Detroit, will be here
all this week to take the registrations
of those who wish to enter one of the
various vocations, and any of the
speakers will give adxice regarding
vheir special fields of work to girls
who sign for interviews.
Miss Stearns, one of this afternoon's
speakers is responsible for the found-
ing of the first library "children
rooms" in the country in 1895 at the
Milwaukee public library.
A few years later she entered the
employment of the Wisconsin library
commission at Madison, and began her
unusual work of, organizing traveling
libraries throughout the state.
The work of the library commission
has grown until it now mantains a 11-
brary school, a traveling library de-
partment, a legislative reference bu-
reau and an extension service in con-
nection withe University of Wisconsin.
Miss Stearns, who is called one of
the most forceful speakers on the con-
ference program, gave up library work
a few years ago for the lecture plat-
form and since that time has been in
constant demand by library associa-
tions, boards of trustees, educators'
and women's clubs.
TRYOUT FOR FRESH GLEE CLUB
Sixty Men Report to W. S. Westerman,
Jr., at School of Music
Some 60 first year men reported at
the School of Music last night for the
tryouts for the All-Fresh Glee club.
W. S. Westerman, Jr., conducted the
trials and will direct the club for the
coming year. Mr. Westerman stated
last night that the work for the club
would consist mainly in learning the
songs of Michigan and would act as a
preparatory course for the Varsity Glee
It is planned to have the freshmen
sing at the various assemblies of the
yearlings, and. as last year, when
spring comes, the club will serenade
the sororities with the songs learned
throughout the year. It is hoped that
the club will prove enough of a suc-
cess to enable it to render a few selec-
tions on Cap Night next June.
A club of either 32 or 40 will be
chosen from those who try out.
November Issue of Inlander
Yesterday's sales of the Inlander ex-
ceeded all first day sales of this pub-
lication up to date, according to the
business staff of the magazine. Both
street and book store sales showed a
decided improvement over those of
previous editions. There are still some
copies of this month's Inlander to be
had at the various book stores, but
this supply will probably not satisfy
One of the distinctive features of the
magazine is the new cover which has
been made a permanent feature. Until
the present time there has been no
cover, but from now on the light brown
paper with printing in dark brown will
MANY GET TICKETS FOR SMOKER
Pasteboards 0oing Fast for Both Vaud-
eville Show and Smoker
Tickets for the Spotlight vaudeville
show to be given by Union members
at Hill auditorium Tuesday night, may.
be obtained at the Union desk. The
tickets are free to faculty life mem-
bers, student and pledge life members
and yearly members. For all others
desiring to attend the affair, including
ladies, a nominal fee of 25 cents will
Tickets for the football smoker that
will be held in Weinberg's coliseum
Saturday night, can also be secured at