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OMAHA. SATURPAY, JUNE 24, 1922.
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Ji)emipatioii in Killing of
Field Marshal Reveal Num.
her of Prominent Persons
Marked for Death.
15 Arrests Are Made
London, June ZJ. (Hy A. P.)
The police invritiiiating the iissi
nation of l'ii lil M.ir.lul Wilson, have
come into usrsMn of documents,
ay llic Central New today, dis
closing a ii'iiurjry to take the lives
of a mmilier of prominent person
and condui t 4 campaign of outrages.
The two men arrested for the actu
al commission of the crime, James
I'oniiolly ami James O'Hricu the
agency ay are both former sol
diers, who have been living at Croy
don, a London Mihitrb. One was
employed it r sonic time as 4 night
ttatchman in the overnmcjil of
t'ncH in V'hiii'hall, obtaining his post
there bit.(ue ct hi-. a;'my record.
Fifteen men and one woman wire
arrested in the raids throughout
London last night in connection with
the assassination of Field Marshal
Wilson, it was announced in the
house of commons this morning by
Lord Chancellor Chamberlain.
He stated that every step possible
was being taken for the protection
of life in Ireland and England and
intimated that a discussion of Irish
affairs would be held Monday. Prime
Minister Lloyd George, he stated,
was now holding a conference on all
the matters connected with the as
sassination of Mr. Wilson.
O'Brien and Connolly, who
were arrested after the shoot
ing, were arraigned in the Westmin
ster police court today and charged
Long before the court opened a
great crowd assembled before the
court house. The accused were taken
to court in a taxicab under strong
The assassination of Sir Henry has
stirred England to. the depths. Min
gled with feeling of sorrow and dis
may are apprehension of further out
rages. It is understood other mem
bers of parliament have been threat
ened. Field Marshal Wilson, it is learned,
bad received threatening letters for
some time from anonymous and
other sources, but he paid no heed
to them. s '
The question of again arming the
police with automatic pistols is being
considered by the government and
Scotland Yard in view of the trag
edy. At the time of the outbreak of
incendiarism in London and else
where throughout England only a
few months ago the police were so
armed, but with the dawning of pros
pects in Ireland and the cessation of
the outrage campaign here the pis
tols were withdrawn.
Condolences continued today to
pour in on Lady Wilson, who as
soon as the sad news reached Buck
ingham palace was waited upon by
an equerry sent by King George and
Cjueen Mary bearing an expression
(Turn to Pane Two, Column Seven.)
Head of A. F. of L.
Cincinnati, June 23. (By A. P.)
Samuel Gompers today was re-elected
president of the American Federa
tion of Labor without opposition. An
unanimous ballot was cast.
Eight incumbent vice presidents
also were re-elected.
The only contest developed when
Thomas F. Flaherty of Washington,
representing the postoflice clerks'
union, was nominated to oppose the
re-election of Jacob Fischer of In
, dianapolis,. president of the barbers'
union, as seventh vice president.
Fischer, however, was returned to
In a second and minor contest
Daniel J. Tobiu of Indianapolis,
president of the teamsters union,
won re-election as treasurer over
Joseph A. Franklin of Kansas City.
Kan., president of the boilermakers'
The election of officers was com
pleted except election of fraternal
delegates by the re-election without
opposition of Frank Morrison of
Washington as secretary. He is a
member of the printers' union and
has been secretary for 25 years.
Portland, Ore., today was chosen
ever Houston, Tex., as the seat of
the next convention, which will be
held in October, 1923.
Oklahoma Man Is Elected
President of Lions Club
Hot Springs, Ark., June 23. Ed
S. Vaught, Oklahoma City, Okl., was
elected president of the International
Association, of Lions at the closing
session of the convention here today.
Vaught was elected by acclamation,
the name of Vice President Harry
A. Newmau of Toronto having been
John S. Noel. Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Mas elected first vice president;
W..C Higgins of San Antonio, Tex.,
was re-elected second vice president
and Ray B. Bigelow. of Seattle,
Wash., third vice president.
Harry A. Newman was elected by
acclamation to a three-year term on
the board of directors.
1,500 Carrier Pigeons Held
at Norfolk for Long Race
Norfolk, Neb., June 23. (Special
Telegram.) Fifteen hundred carrier
pigeons belonging to 24 homing
clubs will be released here at day
break Saturday morning for a 500
mile race to Chicago. This is the
largest number of birds released by
the Chicago Concourse association
in any 500-mile race and several rec
ords are expected to be broken.
Noted Chinese Leader,
Ex-Envoy to U. S., Dies
Wu Ting Fang.
Wu Ting Fang.
Ex-Envoy to U. S
Expires at Canton
Was Outstanding Leader in
Polities and Jurisprudence
in China for Many
Shanghai, June 23. (By A. P.)
Wu Ting-Fang, former minister to
Washington, more recently foreign
minister for Sun Yat-Sen in the dis
rupted southern republican govern
ment at Canton, died at Canton this
morning, according to a Rcutcr dis
patch. Wu, an outstanding leader in the
politics and jurisprudence of China
for inanv years, remained, at last re
ports, loyal to Sun Yat-Sen and was
believed to have ncd Canton with the
deposed south China president. The
Ketiter dispatch gave no details.
In 1917 Wu Ting-Fang was prime
minister of the Pekin republican gov
ernment. After the government as
then constituted was overthrown by
militarists, he went to Shanghai.
Later he cast hS lot with Sun Yat-
Sen. and since has been Sun's most
When Li Yuang-Hung recently
was restored to the presidency of
the central government in Pekin it
was to Wu Ting-Fang that he
turned for help in unifying the coun
try. President Li. on assuming of
fice, telegraphed Wu an offer to be
premier at Pekin. So far as cor
respondents had been able to learn,
the offer was ignored. Li, at least,
announced that he had received no
reply. The president, however, had
not filled the most important place
in his cabinet pending hope of a fa
vorable answer. from Wu.
, Northern statesmen had expressed
the opinion that Wu Ting-Fang could
do more, perhaps, than any other
man to bring the north and south
Nine-Tenths of Herrin
in Mining Industry
Herrin, 111.. June 23. (By A. P.)
This typical coal-mining town is
approximately 100 miles southeast of
St. Louis. Its population lacks just
a few persons of being 11,000, the
exact number, according to the latest
population statistics, being 10.986. It
is estimated that easily nine-tenths of
these people arc miners or are di
rectly, or indirectly connected with
the coal-mining industry.
Foreigners, notably Italians, com
prise, it is said, more than one-third
of the population of the county.
Many of the foreigners are natural
ized. Three railroads run into the city,
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy,
the Illinois Central and the Missouri
Marion, 12 miles distant, is the
county seat and has a population of
9,582. It is the largest city near the
scene of the killings.
Most of the 449-square mile area
of Williamson county is dotted with
bituminous coal mines. There are
about 35 of the largest mines in the
country within the county's borders.
Strip, or surface, collieries in the
county number four, but are consid
ered small mines in comparison with
the deep shafts.
The county, which is in the part
of southern Illinois called "Little
Egypt," has been noted for minor
disorders at the mines in the past,
because of which it has been called
"Bloody" Williamson county.
The Sunday free Magazine
T! The Bee Sunday Magazine Section appears this week in con
venient tabloid form, so arranged that the fiction portion,
for adult members of the family, may easily be separated
from the remainder of the section devoted to entertaining
fl There's an additional treat for the kiddies, a full page of
Cutouts every one of them will like. ,
A A page of "Happyland the always enjoyable "Teenie
Weenies" and a page of letters from young readers of The
Bee are other features for the children.
H "You wouldn't put a bunch of daisies into a vase of gold,
would you?" That was the retort of Mrs. Delabole to cer
tain suggestions concerning the course to be followed with
Eileen, who had become something of a problem to her elders.
But, then, modern young women are nearly always some
thing of a problem to their parents and others, 'twould seem.
What happened in this case is told in the Magazine Section
in the story of
By W. L. GEORGE
A short story maintaining the customary
high standard of Blue Ribbon fiction.
THE SUNDAY BEE
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$7 limiting Debate
. . . u-Thirds Vote Dcni
' ocrats Give Answers.
May Lay Aside Measure
Washington, June 2J. Slow
progress in the senate tariff bill to
! tUy resulted in a new cloture move
ment. Republican leaders, in private
conferences, planned to invoke the
existing cloture rule, limiting debate
by a two-thirds vote and, if unsuc
cessful, they said they were consid
ering the drastic step of laying aside
the tariff bill to fight for their pend
ing majority cloture rule.
Senator Watson, republican, In
diana, was said to have made the
suggestion for an attempt to ap
ply the two-thirds rule now in the
rule book. He said he was plan
ning within a day or two to begin
circulation of a petition, requiring
only 16 senators' signatures, for pre
sentation to the senate. It was hpped,
however, to obtain in danvance
pledges of the necessary two-thirds
support. Republican leaders said it
was possible that the necessary
pledges might be obtained or within
a few votes of the required two
thirds. Lodge Urges Cloture.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
republican leader, said he believed
the cloture move would be made. If
this effort to get an early vote on
the bill should fail. Senator Lodge
added, the republican leaders were
considering seriously the plan to lay
aside the tariff bill and make a fight
for the new rule to invoke cloture
by majority vote and "fight it out
ail summer if necessary."
Committee amendments in two
paragraphs of the bill were disposed
of today, and the votes on these were
the first the senate had had since the
consideration of the measure was
resumed last Tuesday, following pas
sage of the naval appropriation bill.
Rates approved were on chains and
spades, scythes, etc. The rates on
chains ranged from 7-8 cents a pound
to 35 per cent ad valorem and re
ported a material reduction from the
bills originally proposed by the com
mittee majority. Amendments offered
by Senator Simmons, democrat,
North Carolina, calling tor even
greater reductions were rejected by
large majorities. The duty on spades,
etc., approved, was 35 cents ad va
lorem as originally recommended.
Democrats Make Replies.
Much of today's discussion con-1
sistcd of democratic replies to
speeches made previously by re
publican senators. Contentions of
those senators that American in
dustry was threatened by an inflow
of cheaply produced German goods
were disputed by Senators Hichcock
of Nebraska and Jones of New
Mexico, both democrats. They under
took also to show that there was not
s great a spread between wages in
this country and 111 Germany as
senators on the majority side had
Presenting official reports from
American government commercial
representatives in Germany to show
that wages in that country as meas
ured in marks were from 10 to 20
times as high as gefore the war,
Senator Hitchcock told the senate
that the talk about disastrous Ger
man competition was a "bugaboo."
Both he and Senator Jones declared
that the bill seemed to be designed to
continue commercial war with Ger
The Nebraska senator asserted that
respite enormous subsidies to rail
roads and industries in an effort to
cheapen production and expand ex
port trade, Germany now was able to
export only one-third as much as it
did begore the war. Because of the
condition of its national budget, he
continued, Germany already finds it
necessary to withdraw the subsidies
and, as a result wages there are going
up. On the other hand, he said,
wages in this country are being re
duced so that the difference in pro
duction costs is being decreased.
Citing reductions in imports from
Germany, Senator Jones said any
"flood was going by and that the
republicans were raising a "ghost"
in emphasizing the alleged danger
of German competition.
Broadcast by The Bee
The Hec's radio audience was
treated list night to a repertoire uf
sryigi that ranged from clarinet so
los to pickaninny harmony.
Two clarinet solo, by Alfred
Miller. "Long, Long Ago," and
"Spanish Dame," accompanied by
Mrs. Bertha Codington, were re
ceived well by radio audiences
throughout the central west. Miss
Margaret Schmit troth's piano selec
tions took the ether to the delight
of invisible audiences that were lis
tening in on The Bee's program.
The Red Arrow pickaniny quartet,
composed of Joseph Wyatt and his
three sons, Joseph, Victor and Otis,
all of Des Moines, la., injected real
harmony in three songs, "Heaven,"
"Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little
Toes." and "Ain't Got No Time for
Blues." It was the first radio con
cert for Jhee harmony kings pre
paratory to a tour through Ne
braska for the Red Arrow stores.
The program was sent from
WAAW, the Omaha Grain ex
change. Harding Takes
New Step to End
Cabinet Considers Situation
Following Violence in Illi
nois Official Report
By GRAFTON WILCOX.
Omaha Bee Yeaned Wire.
ders and other outrages in the coal
fields of southern Illinois have stirred
the administration to a renewed ef
fort to' settle the coal strike.
President Harding, following cab
inet consideration of the Illinois
strike violence, let it be known that
the government has taken a new step
looking to adjustment of the strike,
but would not disclose the details.
The president, it was said, realized
that efforts of the government to end
strikes are some times not appreci
ated and often get nowhere, but it is
his conviction that the government
should do everything in its power to
end the conflict now.
Ack for Reports.
The Illinois assassinations, Presi
dent Harding greatly deplores. At
the cabinet meeting this morning, the
disclosure was made that the govern
ment had no official'report on the oc
currences at 'Herrin, and inquiries
were sent out to federal authorities
in Illinois to make complete reports
to Washington at once.
There is little that the president
can do to end the strike, other than
to persuade the miners and operators
to come to Washington for a confer
ence. So far as can be learned, the presi
dent has issued no invitation for such
a conterence, out some ot nis ad
visers believe that inquiries have been
sent out which may lead to the call
of a joint conference in Washington
in the near future.
All members of the cabinet appre
ciate the danger in the coal strike
situation aside from the violence that
may spread to other mining centers.
The summer is getting well along
and coal supplies are getting threat
eningly low. Something, they insist,
must be done to brine about resump
tion of coal production, if suffering
is to be averted next winter.
Davis Issues Statement.
Secretary of Labor Davis issued a
statement following the meeting of
the cabinet in which he denounced
the Illinois mine murders and called
for prosecution of the guilty to the
fullest extent of the law.
"The Department of Labor," said
Secretary Davis, "deeply deplores
the violence which has resulted in
loss of life in the coal fields of Il
linois. American workmen on both
sides of the controversy over the re
lations between the mine worker and
the . mine operator have been killed
and injured. Those who are guilfy
of this crime should be prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law. One
of the unfortunate features of this
deplorable occurrence is that the
death of these men will accomplish
nothing in the direction of a settle-'
ment of the dispute. Surely those
responsible for the occurrence of this
strike, both among the workers and
among the employers, should seri
ously consider the fate of these work
men. Surely no better argument can
be advanced for the settlement of
these disputes Around the conference
table, than the bodies of a score or
more of American workmen, who met
a futile death in this outbreak. Sure
ly, in this civilized age, matters of
dispute between men in industry
can be adjusted without resort to
Slayer of Jack Gellis Enters
Prison to Begin Life Term
Lincoln, June 23. (Special.)
George Nencoff, found guilty of the
murder of Jack Gellis at Valentine,
Neb., entered the state penitentiary
here today to serve a life sentence.
Nencoff shot and killed Gellis in a
canyon near Valentijie. He was
trailed to Iowa by Karl Schmitt, jr.,
a deputy state sheriff, and by the
sheriff of Valentine, where he was
Guardian Is Appointed i
. for Mrs. Ella Belle Heil j
Los Angeles, June 23. After a
hearing here before Probate Judge !
Rives, Mrs. Ella Belle Heil. former
wife of a Chicago capitalist, was
adjudged incompetent and a trust
company appointed guardian of her
estate. The estate consists of per
sonal property valued at $12,500 and
an income of $300 a month she re
ceived from her former husband.
McKelvie Ends Vacation j
Lincoln, June 23. (Special.)
Governor McKelvie will return to
morrow from a vacation spent in
the Black Hills, where he has a
summer cottage. j
All Heat Records
for Year Broken:
Mercury Hits 98
Lacfcs 12 Degrees of Reach
ing Temperature of 110,
Established in Au
Meteorologist N. V. Robins' pre
diction that Friday would break all
heat records for the season was veri
fied when the mercury mounted to
98 degrees above at 4 and S yesterday
afternoon. This is two degrees above
the previous record reached Thurs
day, and equal to the record estab
lished last year on June 28.
At sunrise yesterday the ther
mometer registered 76, three degrees
warmer than the highest previous
record at that hour. This lead over
previous high temperatures was main
tained throughout the day.
No Record Broken.
Although 98 was considered ex
ceptionally warm by Omahanr, this
temperature is far below the record
established August 4, 1918, when 110
was reached, according to the gov
ernment weather bureau. This was
the highest temperature ever re
corded in Omaha. One day in Jyne
of the same vear the thermometer
At Kearney, Neb., it was 97 above
at 4 yesterday afternoon. Farmers
throughout the state are scanning
the skies wistfully and hope that
every little flurry of clouds may
bring rain, which is badly needed.
Corn Still Unharmed.
Corn is the only crop which has
not suffered from the intense heat.
Hot south winds have prevailed al
most contnually for the past week.
North Platte reported 96 degrees
yesterday, Denver 82, Des Moines,
"la.. 94, Dodge City 94, and Salt
Lake 78. The highest temperature
at Cheyenne, Wyo., was 74.
London. June 23.-(By A. T.) A
Central News dispatch from Berlin
reports that Foreign Minister Tchit
cherin of soviet Russia has been
taken ill. His condition, the message
says, is regarded as rather serious.
to come down town,
so telephone your Sun
day Want Ad to AT.
. 1000. It will receive
the same prompt and
careful attention as if
you had brought it to
us in person.
For your convenience,
the forms of tomor
row's Want Ad section
will be open until 9
o'clock this evening.
The Omaha Morning Bee
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Safe From Him Anywhere
Mine War Bulletins
Chicago, 111., June 23. New
threats of violence have been made
in the Williamson county mine field
within the last 24 hours. Dr. F. C.
Honnold, secretary of the Illinois
Coal Operators' association declared
today. He said pumpmen at three
mines of the Madison Coal company
had been threatened that unless they
quit work they would "get the same
dose we gave the strike breakers in
Waukegan, III., June 23. (By A.
P.) Governor Len Small at noon
today received a telegram from Col.
Samuel N. Hunter, representative of
the adjutant general at Herrin, plac
ing the blame for the rioting which
led to the massacre of more than 25
nonunion workers on the shoulders
of the Williamson, county officials.
Col. Hunter, who was sent to Her
rin to report to the governor and
Adjt. Gen. Black on the Situation,
told the governor in today's message
that he at no time thought the Wil
liamson county authorities could
handle the situation and that they
should have asked for troops before
the rioting started.
Lewis Denies Responsibility.
Cincinnati, June 23. (By A. P.)
John L. Lewis in a statement here
today declared "the United Mine
Workers of America- is not to any
degree responsible, for the unfor
tunate occurrence at Herri,n. 111." He
said the organization of which he is
president never encouraged or con
"Sinister influences," Mr. Lewis
declared, had been at work among
the miners "to incite and inflame
the spirit of violence." Coal com
panies, he asserted, had employed
"thousands of detectives" to work
among striking miners.
Can't Explain It.
Chicago, June 23. (By A. P.)
W. J. Lester, president of the South
ern Illinois Coal company, owners
of the Herrin (III.) mine, where the
massacre of nonunion workmen took
place yesterday, declared here today
he could not account for the outbreak
at the mine and that his chief concern
now was "to care for the families of
Police Rescue Survivor.
West Frankfort. HI., June 23.
One of the strikebreakers who es
caped the massacre at Herrin was
located here early today when he en
tered a pool room without hat or
coat. A crowd gathered, but the
local police took charge of him, spir
ited him out of town for a few miles
and told him to "beat it." Quite a
crowd had gathered, but the prompt
action of the authorities prevented a
tense situation from . becoming dan
gerous. The police said the man stated his
name was Thompson and that he was
from Peoria, 111.
"Didn't See Need."
Herrin, 111., June 23. (By A. P.)
Sheriff Melvin Thaxton told the
Associated Press that he did not ask
for troops to quell the rioting here
because he "did not see any need of
Surgeon Denies Human
Glands Used for McCormick
Chicago, June 23. Denial that
human glands were used in the re
cent operation on Harold McCor
ni'ck, chairman of the executive com
mittee of the International Har
vester company, was made today by
Dr. Victor LespLnasse, the surgeon j
in the case. Dr. Lcspiuasse re
fused to state what glands were i
Ready to Entrain
for Riot Zone
500 Militiamen Equipped and
Prepared to Move to
Herrin on Moment's
Chicago, June 23. (Bv A. P.)
Mobilization of the 132d infantry of
the Illinois national guard, ordered
by Governor Small in a midnight
message from Waukegan, to hold it
self in readiness for duty in the
southern Illinois mining region, be
gan earJy to day at the old Second
infantry armory on West Madison
street. Governor Small's mobiliza
tion order was relayed from Adjutant
General Carlos E. Black at Spring
field to Col. William fc.. swanson,
commandant of the 132d infantry.
who set in motion the machinery for
Arms and equipment were distrib
uted to the gathering guardsmen at
The governor's order included a
call tor mobilization of the machine
gun companies of the 130th and 131st
infantries. This placed machine gun
companies under arms ready to ad
vance on the scene of the mine mas
sacres. The 132d infantry also has a
At. the latter hour 500 men were
equiflped and ready to move at a
Althuough it was expected that the
full force of 19 companies specified
in the mobilization orders would be
ready to move by noon, officers did
not anticipate orders to entrain to
day. No word from Governor Small
or news from Herrin, 111., scene of
th mine troubles, had been received
to indicate that the mobilized militia
men would be called to the mine
Sale 6f Newspapers
Is Halted in Herrin
Herrin, 111.. June 23. (Bv A. P.)
The Williamson countv mine war
has produced a new type of boot
legger the newspaper bootlegger.
Local newsstands were informed
that if they sold any out-of-town
papers containing accounts of the
fighting they would "be "treated
roughly." The newsstands promptly
closed up. Local papers published
comparatively small accounts, and,
in fact, nowhere in the country is
less news ot the massacre published
than right here, five miles from the
scene of it.
Needless to say, the prices have
risen in accordance with the law of
supply and demand and real boot
leggers' figures are asked.
Saturday, fair and cooler.
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Unending Line of Men, Wo
men and (Ihililren I.ingvr
Atidly Near Massacre
Exultation Is Evident
H. rrin. III . June 2.l.-(lty A. I'.)
I Irr rm's unlionorcil dead lay pate and
stark tonight, in the vacant (.tore
building pressed into .service as a
morgue since yesterday mine battle.
Past them filed an unending line of
men and women, young and old, bare
footed boys and girls.
They lifted muslin cloths and peer
ed at the pale faces and at the wounds
left by pistol bullets, rifle balls and
They lingered avidly, then reluct
antly pressed on to some adjoining
horror, eater to miss nothing.
No Word of Pity.
Clever a word of pity from the
These were the men slain in a la
bor war. These were the men who
came to take away their jobs. Out
Well, it served them right. That
was the attitude of the town as ex
pressed by its men and women and
Tears, none. Sympathy, not much.
These were the enemy.
The dead of half a dozen nationali
ties with sloping foreheads of the
Slav, high profiles of the native born,
the long mustaches of eastern Eu- '
rope lay at peace for all the crowds,
the laughter and the sullen looks.
Bricks for Pillows.
Bricks beneath their heads for
pillows, pine boxes for their beds,
they lay waiting the call of friends
and relatives, who loved them once
and have lost touch with them in the
vicissitudes of transient tabor.
Most of them, it is safe to say,
will be forgotten in the potters field,
their meager courses run, their
They came her; because they
wanted a living.
They died, hunted across the
fields, stoned", shot at, tied and
dragged down dusty country roads,
because other thousands feared these
men would take away their living.
The trees are green in Herrin and
the birds are singing and the crops
ripening in the summer sun. Front
the morgue the crowds drift to the
billboards' in front of the picture
show to see what the posters prom
ise; to the drug store for soft
drinks, then home for supper.
Only the outsiders show surprise
People here say
"This is our business. .rry, but
it's done. Let us alone. We'll han
dle this all right. We are good
people to get along with good as
anybody if you mini your own busi
i'iss. We'll attend io our?.''
Fall on Bodies of Dead
Herrin, 111., June 23. (By A. P.)
"Bloody" Williamson county, so
called because of many acts of vio
lence in recent times, most of them
accompanied by numerous fatalities
today, was preparing for what offi
cial action is expected in connection
with the massacre at the Lester
Strip mine when between 27 and 45
persons were slain after striking
union miners had stormed the CO or
more strike breakers operating the
Number of Dead.
So far as the number of dead was
concerned, there still was little but
speculation. A score were in
morgues; newspaper men previously
had counted 26 bodies in the woods
and roads; one man died in a hospi
tal; Frank Farrington, state presi
dent of the miners announced that
his official reports showed 44 killed;
(Turn to Page Two, Column Three.)
Miners Post Epitaph
for Dead in Barber Shop
Omaha Bea Leated Wire.
Herrin, 111., June 23. The follow,
ing was posted by union miners in a
barber shop here apparently as their
epitaph for the dead in the recent
"Twenty-five scabs are dead, nine
are in hospitals and the mine is
closed. The striking miners' prayer
Zumwinkle Wages Activity
for Anti-Picketing Measure
Lincoln, June 23. (Special.) Ot
to H. Zumwinkle, secretary of the
States Manufacturers' association, at
a meeting of the Kiwania club here,
urged members of the club to cam
paign in behalf of the anti-picketing
bill, one of the laws passed by the
legislature which has beei referred to
a referendum at the November elec
tion by the Nonpartisan league.
"Remember," Zumwinkle said,
"this does not deny to any
one the right to express
his views, but does deny the
right to force his views on another.
One great uncontrovertible answer
to the so-called 'peaceful picketing'
is that there is no such thing."
Cherokee Farmers' Union
Hears The Bee Radio Music
Members of the Farmers' Union
of Cherokee, la., listened in by radio
Thursday on a short musical concert
given by The Bee from the Omaha
Grain exchange station WAAW. Le
nrand Wykoff sang "Three O'clock
in the Morning" and "Leave Me
With a Smile" for the radio audi
ences. Ed Patton accompanied. Miss
.Marguerite .McLormick sang a solo,
accompanied by Miss Marie Soat. C.
A. Vincent of the Omaha Grain ex
change delivered a brie talk to the
members of the union in Cherokee
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