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The Omaha Morning Bee
OMAHA. SATURDAY, APKIL I. 1922.
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TWO CENTS .
Third Partv '
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II. Uiouateii, .'factual!)
Dliiul, Hut Till Continue
Campaign Hope to
Make Speaking Tour.
l Ticket Announced
ncoln, March Jl. (Special.)
(f. EduiiMrn, third party c!t-ir-Iiai
keen stricken almost to
2 blind in (he !t two day. He
' unMtc to read and cannot ditin-
guiah 'object more than a foot or
Friend, who have rallied to his
aid, lead Edmitlcn to and (ruin
weals and the campaign, now well
under way will continue to be di
rected hy thfe obl-timc Kpuliit war
rior. who led that prrty to victory
in Nebraska many year ag.
"l'ye got i( all in my head," Kd
niist'rn (aid today, "and my loyal
iricuds will keep me in touch with
newspaper comment and corre
spondence. 1 think if the doctor)
will permit me to leave Lincoln, I'll
centime speaking throughout the
Attack la Sudden.
Edmiktcn lost the sight of- his
right eye in three days seven years
ago. The almost total loss of sight
in the left eyt waa nearly as. sudden.
About two weeks ago" he was the
victim of influenza and noticed upon
iccovrry that his eyesight was im
paired It has been growing worse
"Th s doctor gave me some hope,"
Cor inulntr. Edmisten called for
Is stenographer and announced that
practii ally a full ticket, from a can
didate for United States senator to
- . .1 f i t Ml
congressmen was in me neiu. mere
is some doubt as to who will be
conar ssional candidates in certain
districts, but the state ticket is com-
piciffflanu noiiimititun pcuuuijs v
A... i..: ti. ,.,;U
forme." political 'affiliations of can
didates and with names of probable
congressional candidates follow:
Ticket Is Announced.
For United States senator, Anson
U. B gelow, former republican.
For governor, rthur G. Wray,
York, former democrat.
. For lieutenant governor, T. J. Ells
berry, Grand Island, former social
ist. . - ' " .
For secretary of state; JL. A, .Lar
son, Wctineet, lormer aniiuuau
For state treasurer. K, 4U Knud-
son, enoa, loraier iicmuviai..
s For state auditor, Grand u amim-
way. Scottsbluff, former democrat.
For attorney general, Floyd L.
Bollen, Lincoln, former democrat.
For commissioner public lands
?nd buildings, Edward Sughrowe
Eartley, former socialist.
For railway commissioner, Roy
M. Harrop, Omaha, former demo
crat; Dale P. Stough, Grand Island,
former democrat. '
8 For congress. First district, Fred
G. Hauxb, , Auburn, former demo
crat; W; F. Moran, Nebraska City,
tormr democrat; C. .E. Whittaker,
Plattsrnouth, former republican.
For congress. Second district, J.
L. Bcebe, G.naha, former democrat,
i For congress, Third district, Ed
gar . Howard. Columbus, former
democrat; John Havekost, Hooper,
former political affiliations not
- For congress, Fourth district, V.
H. Barnes, Fairbury, former demo
crat; A. E. Gilbert, former republi
can; ti, C. Roper, David City, form
er democrat. '
For congress, Fifth district, J. S.
L'anady, Minden, former democrat
and populist; S. J. Franklin, Beaver
Crossing, who owed his election to
legislature to Nonpartisan league
For congress, Sixth district, C- W.
Beals, Broken Bow, former demo
crat. Seven Hundred French
Troops Slain or Injured
London, March 31. Seven hun
dred men belonging to the French
columns have been killed or -wounded
in a surprise attack by tribesmen
in the Moulouya valley of French
Morocco, according to a dispatch to
the London Times from Huelva,
Spain, dated Thursday, quoting pri
vate advices received from the El
Araish (Morocco) wireless station.
Two Men Killed, One Injured
as Plane Hits Smokestack
ifacon, Ga, 'March 31. j. J.
Costa of Anthony, Kan., and Ray
Roundtree of Fortland, Ore., were
1 .r ltaJUat, ip jured and W. L. Fisher of
1 Mack, Clo., who is known in auto
;t 1 mobile rlyng circles as Jules Dever-
-aux, recjved injuries from which
' hey are ot expected to recover
" whvii thcifl airplane crashed into a
The accilent occurred Just after
the plane hdn hopped off for a flight
. to Atlanta aid thence to Texas. The
three occupants of the machine were
- severely buried and Costa and
Roundtree died at a hospital late
Man Says He Killed We ,
; While Dreaming of War
Middletown. O.,'' March 31.
Claiming he Shot and killed his wife,
Lctta Watts, 22, while he was
cream. ng of his soldier days in
France, Ambrose E. Watts, 33. is
held n jail on a charge of murder.
Tha wife was killed while asleep
rarly this morning, a 2-months-old
baby lying between her and her hus
JNommanon ior congress
iMrs. A. K. fiault. Prominent in Nebraska D. A. 11.1
Activities, Is Democratic Nominee in Minnesota
Snn Vnrman. T Ijiwwp Here Sister Is
City Attorney at
Minneapolis, Minn., March 31.
(Special Teh-gram.) Mr. A. K.
(iault. mayor oi M. IVter, Minn.,
foriurr Umalu club woman, was
nominated today by the democrat
for coitttrct from the Third Miuur
iota district The district ha hern
represented by Charles K. Davi
since VHS. Davi failed to obtain
the republican nomination, Mr.
Gault's opiKmcnt will be R. .
Mrs. Gault is related to two fam
ous democrats, Grover Cleveland ami
lames M. Cox. the former through
her mother and the latter through
her father, the late Judge E. St. Jul
ie n Cox of Minnesota.
She is tile widow of Andrew K.
Gault, prominent railroad builder,
whom he married at Lead City, S.
L) in Wl.
llcr son, Xorman, 30. I an Omahn
attorney. Her sister, Miss Irene C.
Kuril, is city prosecutor at Ashland,
Mr. Gault served a slate secre
tary of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution in Nebraska and from
1910 to 1914 she was the organiza
tion's vice president general for Ne
Business Men, Lawyers and
Doctors Meet in Secret Scs
sion to Form Nucleus 1
A nucleus of a state branch of the
N'ational Association Opposed to
Prohibition was formed in Omaha
yesterday afternoon in a secret scs
ion of 42 prominent Omaha busi
ness men, lawyers and doctors. The
meeting was held in Hotel Fonte
nelle and was marked with enthusi
asm. The association will work toward
a modification of the Volstead act
with a strong campaign for a return
te light wines and beer, as explained
by Sidney C. Legg and Harry De
Jcannis, field directors, who organ
ized the Nebraska branch yesterday.
This state is the twenty-third to en
ter' the association, according to rec
ords of the directors. Legg has been
in' Omaha for the past four weaks
quietly enlisting men of influence to
euter the organization.
Members Are Prominent.
Names of the charter members of
the state branch will be given out
tomorrow, stated Mr. Legg, who
added that five of Omaha's most
prominent physicians, influential
business men, attorneys and leaders
in civic affairs attended th.! secret
meeting -yesterday and signed their
names to the charter roster..
Headquarters of the association in
this state will be in the First Nation-
Tura to Tate Nine. Column Three.)
Explode Bomb on
Pipe . Loaded With Powder
Set Off at Home on Lin
A small bomb was exploded -on
the front porch of the home of Tom
Panelianco, 3106 Lincoln boulevard,
at 8 last, night.
The exploding bomb, , which
charred the porch, shook the house
and excited the neighborhood.
.Panelianco said that he believes it
was only a prank of boys in the
The bomb was made of a piece of
cast iron pipe, about six inches long.
It was filled with powder. A hole
was bo-ed in the pipe for the fuse.
When the bomb exploded Mr. and
Mrs. Panelianco and their three chil
dren wore in the house.
"We heard the explosion, but saw
no one run from the house," said
F. K. Davis, a neighbor. "It was a
Panelianco has the shoe repairing
department at the Burgess-Nash
Landslide Wrecks Train
St. Louis, March 31. A hundred
foot landslide derailed train No. 2,
of the Missouri Pacific at Boules,
about 7:10 tonight, causing the en
gine to overturn. Four of the eight
passengers cars left the rails, all,
however. ' remaining upright. No
passengers were injured. The train
was en route to St. Louis from Kan
17th and Farnam
AT Untie 1000
Duel From Auto
With Bandit Trio
Shot From Rohher's Pistol
Enters Home and Drops
at Couple's Feet Gun
Three drug store bandits, during
a revolver battle with a policeman
last night in the crowded residence
district of Thirty-fifth and Leaven
worth streets, sent a bullet crashing
through the home of Joseph S.
Davis, 3524 Jones street.
The bullet, thought to be from a
.45-caliber cartridge, dropped at the
feet of Mr. and Mrs. Davis s they
sat reading in the front . room of
- Bandits Win Race.
Policeman Mathews, who was in
the automobile which pursued the
bandits, lost them near Thirty-third
street and Hawthorne avenue. Jhe
gunmen wpre in a faster carv v
1 he three men had just -eruergea -
from the Benson-Williams drug
store at Thirty-fifth avenue and
Leavenworth street when Mathews
walked into the store.
We were just held up by those
three men," Mrs. Bert Benson, wife
of one of the proprietors, told
Mathews jumped into a ' passing
machine and gave chase, shooting at
tne neeing trio.
May Have Wounded One.
"I heard the glass of their sedan
car crash," said Mathews. "I may
have wounded one of them, for I
fired five times. Then car was able
to make more. speed than the one I
was in and they out-distanced me."
Mrs. Benson said that she and
her husband were in the rear of the
drug store at about 10:30 when the
three men entered and ordered them
to throw up their hands and remain
They took $16.50 from the cash
According to Mrs. Benson the
bandits were between 18 and 21
Crossing Is Robbed
F. J. Pond, a street car conductor
on the Dodge line, reported to po
lice last night that two men held
him up and obbed him of $13 as
he was flagging the railroad cross
ing at Twentieth between Cuming
and Izard streets. .
He said the two men who vJere
riding on his car; left after he 'did
and while one pressed a revolver to
his side the other took his money,
Jinx Camps on Trail of
Vance Wilson, Chauffeur
Old Man Jinx is on the trail of
Vance Wilson, 1461 Emmet street.
Wilson has been in a couple of
accidents and two holdups during
the last two months. Recently he
was found bound, gagged and slug
ged in the rear of a truck he was
Yesterday a machine he was driv
ing collided with one driven by Ev
erett Beecher, 3568 Cass street, at
Thirteenth and Jackson streets.
Both were arrested and charged
with reckless driving.
43 Stills Confiscated hy
Special Squad in Month
Forty-five stills were confiscated
by the special squad, headed by Po
lice Sergeant Frank Williams, dur
ing the past month.
His report for March also shows
that he confiscated and destroyed
19.350 gallons of mash; confiscated
257 gallons of whisky and obtained
$2,990 in fines which went to the
school fund. - ,
France Asked to Co-Operate
in Settling Fiume Trouble
Paris, March 31. The French
foreign office received a note from
the government of Jugo-Slovakia.
suggesting that France and Great
Britain co-operate in re-establishing
order in Fiume and in assuring the
execution of the treaty of Rapallo.
Such action was regarded in French
official circles as improbable, -
MPS A. K.
Thirty Division Chief AUo
Caught in Shalruji of Dc
jiurlnirnt ''For Good
of Sf n ice."
Irregularities Are Hinted
Omnha lit Leateil Hli.
Washington, March 31. President
Harding, in an executive order i
sued from the White House tonight,
directed the discharge of James L
Wihneth, director of the bureau of
engraving and printing, and more
than 30 chiefs of divisions of the de
partment. The sweeping and sensational or
der promulgated shortly before 7
o'clock, stated that the action was
taken "for the good of the service,'
and that it was "preliminary to a
complete readjustment of the bureai
to peace conditions."
1 he further statement was made at
the White House that the action was
the outcome of extended preliminary
examination into the conduct of tlu
With the suspension of Director
Wilmeth, the president named to
succeed him Director Louis A. Hill,
who has been serving as' assistant
chief of the engraving division. Mr.
Hill, who was at the White House
when the president signed the order,
went immediately to the bureau, as
sumed charge, gave notices of dis
missal to his oldtime associates and
announced the names of men who
would succeed them as heads of divi
sions. Order Creates Sensation.
The order created a sensation in
official circles and operations at the
bureau were for a short time com
Although it was declared .'n several
official quarters that there are no
charges involving the ousted offi
cials, many of whom have been in
the service for a lifetime, there are
hints of a big scandal.
It was recalled that in September,
1920, James .W. McCartcr, assistant
registrar of the treasury, made the
charge that there were millions of
dollars worth of duplicate Liberty
bonds in circulation. Secretary of
the Treasury Houston immediately
issued a statement to the effect that
there were no actual duplicate bonds
in circulation, but that there were
some misnumbered bonds out, due to
an error in numberine at the bureau
of engraving and printincr where
they were printed. At the time there
was a imid sensation.
In some ouarters it is hinted that
there was an actual duplication of
bonds and that the government, to
save the financial situation from a
body blow, determined to hush it up
and to stand a loss, pending a quiet
Discharged Director Wilmeth. who
left his post at the bureau a few
hours after receivine the oresident s
order, said that so far as he knew
there were no irregularities in the
bureau and no charges against any of
the personal involved. He had no
intimation of the crash that came un
til the new director, Mr. Hill, ap
peared at the bureau with the presi
dent's executive order. Neither had
any of the other employes included
in the dismissal list. Mr. Wilmeth
said there had been no money losses
at the bureau since the war days,
(T'B to l'ae Two, Column Elglit.t
Pleads Guilty to Fraud
and Implicates Others
Omaha Bee Leased Wire. .
New York, March '31. Alfred E.
Lindsay, charged with obtaining
more than $1,000,000 by frauds on a
multitude of women, chiefly widows'
pleaded guilty to the charge 'of gran:l
larceny. He then went before the
grand jury, giving testimony which
resulted in the indictment of Major
Redondo Sutton, as an. accomplice.
Maj. Sutton is a West Point grad
uate, was a major in the embarkation
service during the war, had been the
promoter of many enterprises and
belongs to a number of exclusive
Lindsay charged Maj. Sutton had
entered into an arrangemeut where
by the profits of questionable stock
transactions were to be divided. An
indictment also was found on Lind
say's testimony against B. R. Par
Two men previously indicted, Dr.
K. Arvid Enlind and Lindsay, ac
cording to Lindsay, carried on joint
swindling operations through the
agency of the Pacific Minerals and
Chemicals company, of- which they
were all officers.
Washington, March 31. The sen
ate adjourned tonight until Monday
at the request of members who have
been confined closely for several
weeks during the consideration of
the arms conference treaties.
for Aging Whisky
Revealed at Chicago
Chicago. March 31. One of the
most complete scientific outfits yet
found for the manufacture and aging
of moonshine whisky has been seiz
ed by the government, Harry L.
Brin, assistant United States dis
trict attorney, said today. His an
nouncement followed the returning
of an indictment by the federal grand
jury against August Roah, charged
with having violated the prohibi
According to federal authorities,
Roah aged whisky 20 years in as
many days by using an ozone ma
chine and running a current of elec
tricity through it.
Wraller Wilting to
lltld tor Murder
Lincoln, March 31. (Sptcul.)
Love nioldcniig for years in tU
heart for hit divorced wile hat bui.t
again into flames and today Mervin
lUraikman. professional wrctlrr, told
a jury in district court that he would
again marry Mrs. Wiltcttc knocks,
who i on trial for the murder t(
Clyde Snookt, a Lincoln Ui driver.
Siiw.k wit her third huthand. he
is 22. She was firt married at the
age of 1.1.
"Do von love Willctte? her auor
'Yen, I do, and I want her back
and I'll take her," he replied.
"Do you love Jackie?" he wa
"I certainly do."
Jackie it llaraiknun's ton and al
ternates during the trial in sitting on
the lap of hit mother and father.
Bararkman married Mrs. Snookt at
Witnesses continued to testify to
day about constant quarrels in the
Snooks family over a "red-haired
Jury in Matters
Case Called in
Judge Reads Paper Adviaing
Deliherators to Lay Aside
Pride of Opinion and
Hoping to induce the Thomas Mat
ters jury to strive still harder to
agree. District Judge Goss called the
12 men from the jury room at 4 yet
terday afternoon and, after being in
formed by their foreman, Bert C
Andrews, that they had not reached
an agreement but were still hopeful,
he gave them an additional instruc
tion, urging upon them the import
ance of arriving at a verdict it pos
sible. The jurv had been out 48 1-2
Rose Objects to Instruction.
Halleck F. Rose, attorney for Mat
ters, made a formal objection to this
instruction on the ground that "it
tends to break down independent
The jury foreman told the judge
that the vote stood 10 to 2, not men
tioning, however, whether the major
ity vote was for. acquittal or convic
tion. Matters was in court, as required
by law, when the jury wa called in.
So also were Attorney General Davis
and Assistants Dorsey - and Pratt.
The jury filed back to the jury room
after the added instruction had been
read to them by Judge Goss. The
instruction read: -
"This case has been exhaustively
and carefully tried by both sides, at
great expense to the county and
state, and to the defendant, and has
been submitted to you for decision
and verdict, not for disagreement.
Must Avoid Acquiescence.
"The law requires a unanimous ver
dict, and while this verdict must be
the conclusion of each juror and not
a mere acquiescence of the jurors to
reach an agreement, it is' necessary
(Turn to Pas Nine. Column One.)
Find Woman Here
After 2-Year Hunt
Mother Who Deserted Four
Children for Love-Life Ar
rested Man Also Held.
Four children crying for mother
love on one side, a year-old babe coo
ing for affection, and "the man in the
case" to complete the triangle, came
to the attention of police here last
night following the arrest of Mrs.
Lizzie Lambert, for vhom police of
the country have been searching for
-Two years ago, according to po
lice and the confession of Mrs. Lam
bert, she deserted her husband and
four children at Minneapolis and
came to Omaha with H. E. Russ,
who was supposed to be a friend of
the family. ., ,
He was arrested with Mrs. Lam
bert last night. Police said they have
been living together as Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Herbert. They have a year-old
child. She took the baby with her
when arrested and mother and babe
were locked in the matron's ward.
"It has been terrible," she cried
when taken to the police station.
"I'm glad I have been found, for I
love my husband and children in
Minnesota. The man I ran away with
had a, strange influence over me
which' caused me to run away. , I'm
afraid of him."
Russ did not comment on the case.
He has been employed by C. F.
Adams company herer
The couple were arrested at 115
South Twenty-fourth street by De
tectives Donahue and Haze.
Vessels in Atlantic Ocean
Warned Against Icebergs
Washington, March 31. Officials
of the hydrographic office of the
Navy department are keeping close
watch on reports from the vessels
on ice patrol duty in the danger zone
just south of the Grand Banks. The
coast guard cutter Seneca, now on
station, reported an iceberg almost
directly in the westbound steamer
track from Europe to Boston; and
the traffic is moving around the spot
under advisory warnings from the
hydrographic service. v
Suit Against Nonpartisan.
League Head to Be Dismissed
Fargo, N. D., March 31. The case
of various Nonpartisan league mem
bers against A. C. Townley, William
Lemke and others in an attempt to
make the defendants deliver to the
state organization of the league stock
in the Fargo Courier-News, league
organ, wjll be dismissed, attorney
for the pfcintiffs said today.
Half Million Workers Walk Out in
National Coal Strike; Government
Abandons Attempt to Avert Tieup
Operator Criticized for Re
fusal to Mert Employ's in'
Wage Conference Hard'
iug Review Negotiation.
Little Fear of Violence
By GRAFTON 8. WILCOX.
Oaua Bm ImwI Wlra.
Washington. March 31. President
Harding, on the eve of the coal
strike, expressed regret that the gov
ernment had been unable to avert
the suspension of work in the mines
and the hope that the controversy
bctwecu the operator and miners
would toon be settled.
Everything that it wa seemly
for the government to do to prevent
the strike, the president said, had
been done. There had been no co
ercion because the government had
no power in the premixes, inasmuch
ai the mere threat of a strike could
not he regarded as a serious emer
gency. Blame for the failure of the gov
ernment'i effort to bring about a
conference between the bituminous
operators and miners was laid by the
administration at the door of the
western Pennsylvania operators, who
refused all overtures, the president
disclosing that even the persuasive
powers of Secretary Mellon, who
comes from Pittsburgh and know
most of the operators intimately, had
failed to sway the operators from
their determination tha a confer
ence with the miners would be futile.
Little Fear of Violence.
The president has no thought that
the strike wiU lead to violence that
will demand government interfer
ence. A report that the government
contemplated mobilizing its air forc
es for emergencies at the mines, Mr.
Harding vehemently denied.
Mr. Harding reviewed the efforts
of the government to bring about a
conference, beginning last fall when
the mine workers refused to listen to
an invitation for a joint conference.
That was before their convention.
After their convention when they
agreed upon terms to be demanded
of the operators, the latter would not
listen to an invitation to a confer
ence. A resolution for an investigation
of costs ef production of coal by
the federal trade commission was in
troduced in the senate today by Sen
ator Calder, New York, who has
sponsored bill for the regulation of
the coal industry. Senator Calder
attempted to obtain immediate ac
tion on his resolution, but action was
deferred as a result of objections by
Senator Sutherland of West Vir
ginia. Good Stock on Hand.
George Otis Smith, director of the
geological survey, and F. G. Tryon,
coal statistician of the survey, were
witnesses before the house commit
tee on labor in its investigation of
the coal situation. They gave statis
tics relative to stocks of coal on
Mr. Tryon informed the commit
tee that according to the latest esti
mated bituminous coal stocks in the
hands of consumers April 1, will
amount to about 63,000,000 tons, or
enough, to last for 51 days. Mr.
Tryon said that the railroads and
public utilities have been piling up
reserves in anticipation of a strike
and that the stocks are , unusually
large. The estimate of coal on hand
April 1, Mr. Tryon said, means an
increase of about an eight-days' sup
ply over the total on .March 1. Mr.
Tryon said that if reserves go below
20,000,000 tons the market would be
likely to be seriously affected.
. Senator LaFollette, Wisconsin, is
sued a statement assailing the coal
"At midnight," he said, "the or-
ganized miners of this country will
lay down their tools and cease work.
In spite of every effort made by the
representatives of the unions and
the good offices of the Labor de
partment, the mine operators have
declined to meet the representatives
of the mines, as they are bound to do
in specific terms by their 4 existing
contract. Confronted with this
situation, there was nothing for
the miners to do but to strike. ;t
"The years 1921 and 1922 have
been devoted by the master of bus
iness and credit to the infernal task
of 'deflating' labor and destroying
Portion of Camp Grant, 111.,
to Be Used as Reformatory
Washington, March 31. Practical
agreement on the setting aside of a
part,of Camp Grant, Illinois, for the
Department of Justice, to be used as
an industrial reformatory school for
first-time federal law violators be
tween -18 and 30 years, was an
nounced at the conclusion of a con
ference between President Harding,
Secretary Weeks, Attorney General
Daugherty and Heber Votaw, su
perintendent of federal prisons.
Six hundred acjs of the canton
ment will be used for the proposed
reformatory, leaving, officials said,
2,700 acres in the camp for the use
of the War department for' the train
ing of troops for the National guard.
Turks Accept Proposal
for Peace in Asia Minor
Constantinople, March 31. (By
A. P.) The Turkish government at
Constantinople has accepted, in prin
ciple, the suggestions transmitted
last week by the allied foreign min
isters looking toward peace between
the Greeks and Turkish nationalists
in Asia Minor. The Constantinople
government, however, makes certain
reservations with regard to Thnce.
The allied commissioners aere
have been informed of this jicision
and a committee of expertgis pre
paring counter proposals JRf
Leader Who Will Direct
Strike of Coal Miners
r '.v. . .v '
John L. Lewis.
Ignore Order of
Men Expected to Walk Out
Despite Extension of Pres
ent Wage Agreement
for 30 Days.
Pittsburg, Kan., March 31. It ap
peared tonight that the Kansas court
of industrial relations order extend
ing the. present wage agreement be
tween miners and operators of the
Kansas field 30 days, pending the
consummation of a new agreement,
would not be observed by either
With the policy of the international
union flatly stating that the Kansas
miners must observe the strike order
and lay down their tools , at mid
night, supplemented by the declara
tion of operators officials that the
South Interstate Coal Operators'
association does not have the power
to compel its members to keep the
mines in operation, both factions
were frank to admit that a complete
walkout cannot be averted.
Is Shot From Ambush
Bloomsburg,' Pa., March 31. An
thony Vagnine, said by the police to
be a nonunion miner, was shot from
ambush today on his way to work
in the mine of the Beaver Valley
Coal company, in Scotch Valley,
eight miles from here. Physicians
said his wound would probably prove
Union men at the mine struck' two
days ago after a controversy over
the discharge of a blacksmith. Some
union men remained at work. '
Vagnine, with a charge fram a shot
gun in his chest was found in a path
near the end of the mountain. .
Officials of the coal company an
nounced they would attempt to -operate
the mine with nonunion labor
during the suspension ordered '.by
the .United Mine" Workers and asked
the authorities to furnish protection
to their men. .
Daughter of Coal Miner
; Kills Self Over Strike
Murphysboro, III.,., March,,3J,
Irene Bullcr, 16, committed 'suicide
by shooting. . She had been acting
as mother to.' her three younger- sis
ters since the death of their moth
er three years' ago and it .was said
she had' become despondent because
her father, a coal miner,": would be
out of work because of the strike. .
Nebraska: Showers Saturday, cool
er in west portion; Sunday fair and
cooler; warmer in extreme east por
tion Saturday! ' .
Iowa: Increasing cloudiness Satur
day, followed by showers by night
and on Sunday; warmer Saturday;
. Hourly . Temperatures.
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7 a. m
a a. m. . . .
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11 a. m. . . .
13 noon . . . .
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. . -' 8 p.
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I 1 7 p.
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I'nion Leaders Predict Mm
Will Stand Solid Until Wage
Difficulty ! Definitely
Railways Are Affected
By ARTHUR M. EVANS.
Chicago, Marth 31. America's
union coal field are In the grin of a
tiituminou and anthracite strike,
which became effective at midnight.
Leaders of the I'niied Mine Work
ers of America estimate that their
515,000 members will be "out" al
inoxt to a man today, ready to stick
until the difficulty is settled. Many
of these have already been out of
work for some lime, due to small
tune operations at many pit. The
union has been carrying about "5.000
members as "exempt from dues,"
meaning' they have been out of jobs,
which reduces the number which
will actually knock off work, but the
whole 500,000 arc involved in the
The exodus from the pits began
today. Union estimate are that at
the end of the day shift saw over
350,000 miners stop work. At Pana.
the first stoppage of work in south
ern Illinois came, when 800 'minen
in two collieries packed their t6V
at noon and went home.
Illinois Men Quit.
The quitting whistles in the early
afternoon, at 3. 3:30 or 4 o'clock, de
pending on locality, blew in the
strike for the greater part of Illinois.
Few mines ran night shifts and at
6 Frank Farrington, head of the
Illinois union, announced at Spring
field that nearly all the 95,000 miners
in the state had already walked out
and the tieup was 100 yer cent per
fect. "One hundred per cent per
fect." Word from Tcrre Haute was that
in Indiana more than 25,000 miners
quietly walked out at 3 o'clock,'
when the day shift went off.
In Ohio about 40,000 miners were
out when the afternoon whistles
sounded and in the Pittsburgh area
nightfall saw 45,000 men going home
with their tools. In the anthracite
region, the close of the day shift
saw the bulk of 150,000 hard coal
miners joining in the suspension of
work. , . .' ;: ' ; ' .
Tieup Complete, Lewis Says.
President Lewis declared that re
ports reaching hint at Indianaoolis'
were of a complete tieup of the union
fields, with 1 500,000 union workers
out and that 100,000 nonunion miners
would join in the walkout. How far
this may prove to be the case will
have to wait for the checkup, but the
operators declare few nonunion men '
will lay down their tools. '
Already the strike appears to he
involving other industry. Philip
Murray, vice president of the United
Mine Workers, announced that as a
result of the anthracite strike. 18,000
railroad workers in . Pennsylvania
will be thrown out of employment.
Officials of the Pennsylvania rail
road,' ihe largest single anthracite
carrier, said crews would be relieved
gradually. The first coal trains will
be taken off tomorrow and others"
as fast as the supply of hird coal at
the mines is distributed. V . .
Lakes, Region Affected.
Mr. Murray says this will be
"only a preludj to a farreaching sus
pension of industry." He predicts
the Great Lakes region, . the indus
trial centers and the ports will be
severely affected In the first weeks
of the strike. This is the reverse of
the theory of trade experts and of
some union officials who point to
the 63,000,000 tons of soft coal in
stock, about an eight weeks' supply
for the country, and the production
that is expected to continue in the
nonunion fields, all as evidence that
the strike will- exert little of a fuel
pinch until July or August unless
industry revives rapidly and the call
for coal increases.' ' .
In Canada, about 2,000 miner in
the Lethbridge and Crow Nest pass
fields in Alberta removed their tooli
and walked out
Is Passed by House
Washington. March 31. An appro
priation of $17,000,000 to be used in
providing additional hospital facilities
tor war veterans would be author
ized by a bill passed by the house
without a record vote. The measure
now goes to the senate.
The bill, drafted by Chairman
Langley of the public buildings and
grounds committee, would place the
director of the veterans' bureau in
charge of all activities which would
rw out of passage of the measure.
Widowed Mother Starts
Search of West for son
ew York, March 31. Mrs. Mary
Whitaker, widowed mother, who is
going into the wheaf fields of the
west to seek her missing son, Sid
ney Leroy Ross, left New York to
day m a heavy mist, alone in an old
motor car. She took with her just
$4.12 in cash, a basket of food which
will-last until Sunday night, her
sewing machine, a mattress and her
cat, "Spots." It is her plan to work
her way while she hunts for the miss
Bandits Raid Newgpaper
Office and Get $1,000
New York, March 31. Three
bandits walked into the accounting
room of the New York Tribune hi
Park Row, across the street from
City Hall police station at 10:30 to
night, held up two ccrk? and a
watchman and escaped with $1,000.
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