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The Omaha Morning Bee
VOL. 52 NO. 16.
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OMAHA, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1922.
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More Spirit of Give jjjSL
U. S. "Settle Your Differences and Get Busy!
Don't Let Me Tell You Twice."
Candidate for Republican Nomi. . .or Senate Lays
Aside Political Discussion .n Independence
Day Address at Osmond, Neb.
Last of Rebels in ackville
Strfet Area Laj Down
Anns to National Army
Gill to Arms Expected
Dublin. July S. (By A. P.)-The
last of the Irish republican irregulars
in tne ssckviue street area surrender
ed to the national army forces at 8
this evening, the press association
says it nas learned. Cathai urugha
(Charles Burgess), one of the chief
insurgent leaders, was taken prisoner.
Dublin. July 5 (By A. P.) It is
learned on excellent authority, says
the Press Association this afternoon,
that the Irish provisional government
intends to issue a national call to
The government's decision to issue
the call, it was understood, was made
in response to offers of assistance
from many sources.
Dublin. July 5. (By A. P.)
HombardnK-nts on the buildings or
cupied by the republicans remaining
in their ;aikville street stronghold
was resumed at 1 o'clock this aft
ernoon after a few hours lull.
The Hainmam hotel, which has
been one of the principal points of
the defense, was ablaze shortly after
midday aim the names were spread
ing to adjoining buildings on the
south. Shortly after the fire was
observed in the hotel what appeared
to be a white flag was hung out, but
when troops and firemen approached
the building they were fired at and
the supposed flag was withdrawn.
The national army forces then
trained an 18 pounder cui the Ham-
mam and on the general postofhee
next door on the north, where the
main force of the irregulars was
believed to be concentrated.
Sharp Rifle Fire.
The postoffice is more solidly con
structed than the other 'buildings of
the block in which .the republicans
have been making their desperate
stand, and it is believed that it is
there they will wage their final fight,
the end of which is now thought to
The Free State forces are reported
in full possession of the Gresham
hotel, which is separated from the
postoffice by the Crawn and the
Granville hotels. From the upper
stories of the Granville the defenders
were continuing to maintain a sharp
rifle fire. -
Dense volumes of smoke were
pouring from the blazing buildings
and occasional explosions were heard
as the fire reached stored ammuni
tion. People Disregard Danger.
.A ast crowd on the O'Connell
bridee. the southern terminus of
Sackville street, watched the tragic
spectacle being enacted a few hun
dred yards away, heedless ot the peril
of flying bullets. Red Cross workers
were carrying on their work fear
lessly in the heart of the danger zone.
It is not known whether Eamon
De Valera and the other republican
leaders,' including Henry Boland, are
still with the garrison. It is believed
a considerable, number of the defend
ers have managed to escape and it is
considered probable that they have
gone to join the bands organizing. '
The Gresham hotel, in Sackville
street, was blazing furiously at 2
o'clock this afternoon.
Ten buildings in Sackville street
were ablaze at 3 p. m. The irregu
lars were still holding out in the
Granville hotel, firing from the win
dows, while surrounded by an inferno
of flames. Five men, the last occu
pants of the Gresham hotel, have sur
rendered. The end of the battle is
believed to be near.
Art O'Brien former representative
of the Dail Eireann in London, and
Sean O'Kelley, who used to represent
the dail in Paris, were both arrested
last evening,, it was announced to
day. Quiet m South,
Cork, July 5. (By A. P.) The
south generally continues quiet
though the republicans are active.
The government forces forming
the garrison at Broadford have capit
ulated to the republicans, whose
forces after a short engagement also
captured the barracks at Patrick's
Trusty, Allowec to Cut
Weeds, Escapes From Pen
Lincoln, July 5. Edward E.
.Youell, 56, escaped from the peniten
tiary July 4.
Youell, a trusty, told prison offi
cials he would like to spend the
Fourth outside cutting weeds. As
Youell, with other trustees, had done
this sort of work before, his request
At night, when checking up, it was
found Youell was missing
The fugitive convict was sentenced
to one to 20 years for forgery in
Fremont. He would have been eligi
ble for parole next month.
Interference With Mails
by Rail Strikers Reported
Washington, July 5. Interference
with the movement of the United
States mails by striking railway
workers in different parts of the
country was reported today to the
office of the superintendent of rail
way mail service. The reports came
from Marshall, Tex.; St. Louis,
Chaffee, Mo., and Kansas City and
,7 Bandits Rob Bank
Messenger of $28,000
St Louis. Mo JuN J. Bandits to
Jflay boarded a street ear, disarmed
Policeman Oscar Kunz, who was ac
companying Joseph M os sop, bank
messenger, and escaped with a
satchel containing $28,000.
Witnesses said there were seven,
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tarloua randla'alaa for afflra In Nebraska
and tindvrtaklnc In plrtura tha atala of
tha publla mind. Tha arrira will mm pab
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By PAUL GREER.
Osmond, Neb., July 5. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman A. W.
Jefferis, candidates for the republican
nomination for the United States sen
ate spoke here yesterday. It was as
the principal speaker at Pierce coun
ty s Independence day celebration
and political discussion was adjourn
ed. The address, however, gave the
large crowd insight into the animat
ing principles of Mr. Jefferis. His
pica was for less intolerance and
more of the spirit of give and take.
"America," he said, 'i$ a miracle
in the welding of so many races, into
one. We cannot look at the extent
and diversity of our nation without
realizing the need for moderation in
"We have .succeeded as we have
clung to the faith of the fathers of
the republic. Things have changed
and new needs have arisen, but today
the spirit of give and take is more
necessary than ever before. Each
section of this country and each class
within it must realize that there is a
great diversity of needs and inter
ests, and that these should be co-ordinated,
instead of being brought
Hero Not Yet Selected.'
The political scene is all set for the
primary selection two weeks hence,
but it cannot be f aid that the people
have yet made up their individual
minds who is to be the hero. So
Hinges on Meeting
Harding Will Make Final At-
tempt to Settle Walkout
of Bituminous Miners
Washington. July 5. While settle
ment of the bituminous coal strike
appeared to night to hinge on the
meeting the operators and miners are
expected to have with President
Harding next Monday, another con
ference of the parties to the anthra
cite situation' will be held tomor
row. , It was expected that Secretary
Fall would again meet with the min
ers' union officials and mine owners
representatives, but the impression
was that the session might be in
conclusive, with the result that any
action would be held up pending
the outcome of the bituminous ses
sions. S. D. Warriner, chairman of the
general committee of anthracite min
ers, and Phillip Murray, president of
the United Mine Workers ot Ameri
ca, led the respective delegations
which met Saturday, empowered to
make a wage settlement, and are ex
pected to do so again tomorrow. All
indications were that the union con
tingent would offer to negotiate a
new wage contract on the general
basis of scales existing March 31,
while the operators, asking a reduc
tion of wages, would tender arbi
tration at the basis of President
Harding as a means of settling dif
ferences. The bituminous coal conferees
adjourned until Monday, have mere-
Iv powers to suggest action to their
associates in the mining districts and
the unions, and so far have definitely
failed to agree on anything ior the
President Harding, on his return
Saturday, will be given full reports
from Secretaries Hoover and Davis
on what has transpired in the execu
tive gatherings. Further government
action, it was assumed, will be de
termined after the information thus
assembled has been digested.
Wife of Congressman
Andrews Seriously III
Washington, July S. (Special Tel
egram.) Mrs. Andrews, wife of
Representative Andrews, who has
beeji ill for some months, and who
fias been ordered to Atlantic City
in the hope that the sea air would
aid her, was reported worse today.
Representative Andrews, who is
looking after work here, will go to
Atlantic City immediately.
Pray for Strike Success
Wilmington, N. C, July 5. (Spe
cial prayers are being offered for suc
cess of the rail strike by members
of the striking shop unions here.
Each daily meeting of the union
opens and closes with a supplication
for success under the leadership of
a chaplain. '
There's No Point
in giving your apartment a
vacation just because you're
moving out of it for the
J Why not get it a "summer
job" sublet and have it pay
for itself while you're away?.
flf YOU have an empty
apartment, a house, room or
even office on your hands
fo- the summer, advertise it
in the "For Rent" columns
on the "Want" Ad page of
The Omaha Morning Bee
Tbe Evening Bee two pa
pen for the price of one.
I Call ATIantic 1000 and
ask for the "Want" Ad
many actors crowd the stage that
few. voters can name all the candi
dates for even the main offices.
In the articles to follow this one
a conicientius account wilt be given
of most of the leading figures in the
Some political observers complain
that there is little interest in the elec
tion of July 18, but the truth appears
to be that the average citizen is con
fused. A man may have made up his
mind as to who he will favor for one
office but be in doubt concerning
the other places on the party ticket?.
I'eople prefer, to vote for someone
Up here in northeastern Nebraska
almost every one is acquainted with
C. H. Randall, who is seeking the
republican nomination for governor.
Few of them are personally acquaint
ed with the candidates for United
States senator. This adds to the un
certainty and rouses the most di
versified speculation over results at
Republican Year. ,
The one thing that is pretty gen
erally granted is that this is a re
publican vear. There are democrats
who predict that Senator Hitchcock
will be defeated, each giving some
reason for the expected failure of
his strength. Some of these demo
crats have said privately to Mr,
Jefferis that if he succeeds in the
primaries he will get their votes
The reapprochement between the
Bryans and Hitchcock is not popular
witn some elements.
Outside of partisan considerations
there is a sentiment against shifting
control of the government at the
present crucial point. Conditions are
(Tom to Pace Tiro, Column Fire.)
Lauds Remarks oil
Representative Byrns Says
Cabinet Member Was Right
in Criticising Congress
in Recent Speech.
Washington, July 5. Delegated by
house democrats to reply to the re
cent) speech of; Representative Mon-
dcl, Wyooiing the republican, leader,
- HIV am 1.111V. V.IAlv,Ui9 j tutsi
Representative Byrns of Tennessee,
ranking democrat of the appropria
tions committee, declared in an ex
tension of remarks, to be printed in
the Congressional Record tomorrow,
that Secretary Weeks ' frankly and
bluntly told the truth" in asserting,
in an address, that congress had
reached its lowest ebb.
"Mr. Weeks is quoted as having
declared in a sudden burst of can
dor," said Mr. Byrns, "that this con
gress, which- is overwhelmingly re
publican, had reached the lowest ebb
in the entire history of the country.
Considering his lowr service in the
house, the senate and as secretary of
war, testimony coming from such a
high republican source will undoubt
edly be accepted in preference to
the biased opinion of Mr. Mondell,
whose candidacy for the United
States senate rests upon the record
made by congress under his leader
ship." Criticism Harsh.
"Feeling keenly the forec pf gen
eral criticism leveled against con
gress," said Mr. Byrns, "the majority
leader very harshly criticises those
who have seen fit to condemn the
present congress for its shortcomings
and failure to give evidence of states
manship and keep faith with the
Refering to Mr. Mondell's refer
ence to newspaper editors, Mr.
Byrns declared the editors "could
take comfort in the fact that in such
criticism they have been no more
harsh than was the distinguished
secretary of war, who holds such a
high place in the present administra
tion and whose loyalty to the repub
lican party not even the gentleman
from Wymoing will' deny."
"The difference is that the secre
tary of war frankly and bluntly told
the truth," Mr. Byrns added, "while
the gentleman from Wyoming was
speaking with the senatorship upper
most in his mind." ,
After a general denial of the claims
put forth by Mr.iMondell as to the
saving of public funds, Mr. Byrns
declared "one of the most disap
pointing and unpardonable failures"
of the administration was "its culp
able jieglect to promptly and vigor
ously prosecute the war profiteers."
"For 14 months the attorney gen
eral took no steps to bring these
profiteers to justice," he said, "and
there seemed to be a purpose to let
the statute of limitation run and and
permit at least many of them to es
cape commercial and civil liability."
"So evident did this become," he
added, "that two republican repre
sentatives Woodruff and Johnson
felt it their duty to bring this jicglect
of the attorney general and the De
partment of Justice to the attention
of congress and the country."
to Head Educators' Body
Boston, July 5. William B. Owen
of Chicago was today nominated for
president of the National Education
association by the committee on
The action of the committee is
subject to ratification by the presen
tative assembly Friday. Mr. Owen
is president of the Chicago Normal
college. Utah was declared winner
of a banner given for the largest
membership in the national associa
tion in proportion to population.
Wyoming received a banner for the
largest oercentaee enrolled in the
Proposal Iy Republicans to
Limit Debate Brings Hitter
Opposition From Demo
cruts to Vote Friday.
Norris Against Scheme
Washington, July 5. (By A. P.)
The republican proposal for cloture
to .shut off debate on the adminis
tration tariff bill was presented late
today in the senate. It immediate
ly provoked a bitter fight, which
promised to consume much of the
session tomorrow. Under the rules
the issue must come to a vote at
There were 52 signatures to the pe
tition, or 12 less than the two-thirds
majority neccuary to invoke the ex
isting cloture rule, which would limit
debate to one hour for each sena
tor and preclude the offering of any
amendments, even by the finance
Although a number of senators are
absent from Washington, which
would cut down the number neces
sary for a two-thirds majority, some
of those behind the cloture move
ment doubted that it would succeed.
Night Sessions Alternative.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
the republican leader, told the sen
ate that if it did not, it theft would
would be for the republicans to de
cide whether they would lay aside
the tariff and fight for a majority
cloture rule "or force the senate to
resume night sessions as a means of
speeding up a final vote on the
All except eight of the 60 republi
cans in the senate signed the peti
tion. Those eight were:
La Follette, Norris, Johnson,
Moses, Borah, Brandegee, Crow and
Immediately the petition was pre
sented by Chairman McCumber of
the finance committee, it brought a
protest from Senator Underwood of
Alabama, the democratic leader, who
said" the democrats had "courteously"
consented to the committee's request
that its amendments be considered
first and that it was not fair for the
majority to comein now and pro
pose to take away from, the minority
their right to propose amendments.
Every Item of Interest
The democratic leader said that
everyitem in the bill, was ofxinterest
to - some . Dusmest concern ot tne
country; that practically all of them
were of interest to the consumers
and that the majority should propose
some rule which would meet the sita
ation and not merely a gag rule.
The idea of discussing 1,000
amendments in 60 minutes! he ex
claimed. "Gentlemen on the other
side had better suggest that we have
no further debate.
Senator Robinson, democrat, Ar
kansas, in a vigorous speech, raised
the issue of good faith in the presen
tation of the petition.
Every senator knows, he said
"that the motion just submitted can-.
not prevail. If the proponents of this
rule believed it would be adopted,
they would not dare submit it. I raise
directly the issue of good iaith in the
presentation of this motion at this
time. It isn t fair to the senate; it
isn't fair to this side of the chamber;
it isn t fair to the people of the coun
try when the most important portions
ot this bill are undisposed of and un
considered, to attempt to shut off de
bate and prevent senators from offer
ing amendments." .
Lodge Claims Good Faith.
Senator Lodge replied that the pe-
tion had been offered in "absolutely
If any senator doubts that it was
offered in good faith, let him vote for
it and see if we don't put it through,"
said the Massachusetts senator. "If
they (the democrats) think this tariff
is beaten, why don't they bring it to
a vote? They know it 'is not beaten."
Senator Lodge declared there had
been a "reckless waste" of the time
of the senate and the country in the
discussion of the bill and urged the
democratic side to set a time to
vote on the bill.
Senator Underwood responded
that it was not possible to agree to
a time to vote on a bill, which still
was being amended by the finance
committee, as opponents could not
know what witnesses would be pre
sented or whether portions now satis
factory would be changed later.
Republicans insisted that since they
had 24 majority they had a right to
legislate without keeping the senate
in session until October or later.
They invited suggestions from the
to Be Treated in Hospital
Washington, July 5. (Special Tel
egram.) Representative Moses P.
Kinkaid, whose ill health caused his
retirement from the congressional
race, has gone to Garfield hospital
here for treatment. Representative
Kinkaid had been feeling much bet
ter for some time, but a few days
ago he had a relapse. His condition
is not serious, but he will require
W ARMING UP
The Omaha Bee has sent Mr.
Paul Greer, as a staff corre
spondent, through Nebraska to
find out what is going on in state
politics at first hand and to report
it fairly and accurately.
Mr. Greer will see the principal
candidates of all parties in action
on the stump, and will also under
take to find out something about
the attitude of Mr. Average Voter,
who will decide things July 18.
Hopes for Early
End of Railroad
Union Leader Says Men Ready
to -Confer With Anybody
Authorized to Bring
. Chicago, July 5. (By A. P.)
Hope for the speedy settlement of
the country-wide strike of the rail
way shopmen was seen tonight in
statements issued by Ben W. Hooper,
chairman of the United States rail
road labor board and B. M. Jewell,
leader of the shopcrafts, who ordered
In reply to a. letter from Mr.
Hooper, which was regarded as con
ciliatory in tone, Mr. Jewell declared
that the strikers were willing to con
sider any negotiations with anyone in
authority for settlement of the strike.
"We are willing to confer with any
body authorized by the railroads to
bring peace proposals to us," said
Mr. Jewell. "I incluude or exclude
nobody, but if the labor board, for
instance: came to us with a detinue
proposition, we would not hesitate to
Way Cleared or Settlement.
In railroad circles it was declared
that the way had already been cleared
for a full settlement on the gravest
issues that of contract work by
the agreement of 12 roads to abolish
outside contracting, at the labor
board meeting last Friday, when Mr.
Jewell ighored an order to appear and
explain his strike order.
Mr. Jewell said that the interven
tion of the board had come too late
and that the only way to prevent dis
orders was for him virtually to defy
the board and thus let the rank and
file of the six shopcrafts organiza
tions involved know that their leaders
had their hands on the brakes and
were in full control of the situation.
He said that so far, he had received
no overtures looking toward a set
tlement and had made none. He ad-
ed that the strike vote was the most
representative ever taken.
Mr. Hooper, in his letter to Jewell
early in the day, denied the latter's
charge that the labor board was un
friendly to the employes or that it
had "outlawed" the strikers.
"It has only accepted your own
statement that the striking men are
not now employes of the carriers,''
the letter said. "It has not, however,
used the rasping word 'outlaw' at any
Mr. Jewell declared that his state
ment was in the nature of an explan
ation of labor's side of the situation
and that he was not receding from
arty of the original, demands made
upon the railroads. The statement
was interpreted in railway circles,
however, as clearing a way to a set
tlement by negotiation, the previous
understanding being that Mr. Jewell
would refuse to deal with the labor
board and would insist on negotia
tions direct with the carriers.
A settlement along these lines,
however, was made difficult because
of the roads' insistence that they had
no part in the dispute, declaring it
was entirely a matter between the
government and the strikers, as the
walkout was directed against a de
cision of the board.
Caterpillars Destroy Timber
Regina, Sask., July 5. -Caterpillars
have eaten up 50 square miles of
forest in the Kipling district near
hre. Scarcely a green leaf remains
and the district represents the
stark appearance of a winter scene,
forestry officials say.
18 Join Strikers
at Fremont Shops
Stationary Engineers and Oil
ers Walk Out Two Men
ls Left on Duty.,
Fremont, Neb., July 5. (Special
Telegram.) Ranks of striking shop
men of the Northwestern here were
increased with the walkout of 18
additional men, affiliated with the
brotherhood of stationary engineers
and oilers. But two men remain on
the job at the Fremont roundhouse,
a sand man and a sweeper, members
of the maintenance of .way union.
Daily meetings of the seven crafts
on strike in Fremont are being held,
keepmpr m close touch with the van
ous branches. They are in a happy
frame of mind and confident they
will eventually win. Five pickets
stations are maintained but nothing
has happened to make their duties
other than a recreation
Northwestern headquarters report
all trains are operating as usual. No
attempt has beeen made to employ
About 40 passenger trains a day
are scheduled through f-remont on
the three roads. Northwestern Union
Pacific and Burlington, in addition to
the freight service.
Woman's Body In Brush
Los Angeles, July 5. The police
today admitted their bewilderment
over a photograph taken more than
two months ago, in Topanga canyon,
25 miles from here, which upon de
velopment Mpnday night revealed
the body of a woman, partly con
cealed by brush.
B. W. Anderson, who took the pic
ture, intending it to be merely that
of two friends, declared none of the
three had seen the body at the time
the photograph was taken.
Anderson delayed developing the
film for two months. When develop
ment apparently showed the dead
woman in the foreground, he hurried
to the police. The latter made two
visits to the spot, without results, ex
cept to learn the topography had been
slightly changed by a landslide since
the photograph wasAaken.
Name of Meyer Presented
to Head Reserve Board
Washington, July 5. (Special
Telegram.) A movement has been
started here for the appointment of
Eugene Meyer, head of the War
rinance corporation, to succeed vv.
F. G. Harding as governor of the
federal seserve board. The move
ment is meeting with approval from
those who have opposed the reap
pointment of Mr. Harding. Much, of
this opposition comes from the farm
ing states of the middle west. The
activities of the War Finance cor
poration in extending financial aid
to western communities has won him
many friends in that region. Repre
sentative Andrews of Nebraksa is one
of his supporters.
Frisco Favored for G. O. P.
. 1924 National Convention
San Francisco,' July 5. A stron?
sentiment has ' been created among
the chiefs of the republican party in
favor of San Francisco as the scene
of the 1924 national convention, ac
cording to word received here from
Robert L. Webb, executive secretary
of the San Francisco Convention
league, who is in the east.
The democratic convention which
nominated James Cox was held here
in 1920 and reports that a pleasant
time was had by all, are said to be
influencing the republicans.
Till 3 Saturday
to Get Old Jobs
U. P. Announces Employes
Still Out After That Time
Will Lose Seniority
Union Pacific system officials have
given striking shopmen until 3 Satur
day afternoon to return to work.
Those who fail to return within this
time will forfeit pension and seniority
rights, officials said.
Notices to this effect are to be
posted on shop bulletin boards and
in other conspicuous places. The
Burlington railroad has issued a
similar edict, effective July 10.
Officials of the Union Pacific sys
tem federation and members of the
local shopmen's strike committee
predicted that fhe notices would in
fluence fewof the men.
"The men knew the sacrifices they
were making -when they. went out,"
was the comment ofB. H. Furse,
president of the system federation.
Given Till 3 Saturday.
"The order indicates that the
Union Pacific is in great need of
men," said Joseph B. Watley, secre
tary of the federated shopcrafts. "The
men have shown no inclination to
drift back to Omaha."
The notice, directed to "former
"All men who have left the service
of this company in protest against
the decision of the United Mates
Railway board must return to duty
or register for their regular shifts
not later than 3 o'clock p. m. on
Saturday, July 8, 1922, in order to
regain their pension and seniority
Claim 11,900 Out.
W. H. Guild, assistant to the vice
president of operation of the Union
Pacific system, said that the system
already was employing men, but that
an intensive effort. to get men would
be started if the strikers failed to
respond to the notice.
That 11,900 maintenance of equip
ment men are out on the Union Pa
cific system, in addition to many
maintenance of way employes, is in
dicated by messages received at the
system federation headquarters, ac
cording to J. H. Johnson and F. M.
Geneva Man Is Killed
by Train at Hastings
r v.k ti e. cSr,AM!.l Y
John McPeck. 42, was killed at Hast
ing by a Burlington train. He was
taken to the insane asylum at Hast
ings three weeks ago at his own re
quest. His mind had been unbal
anced some timesand he had threat
ened to take his own life. He is sur
vived by a wife and four children.
The body will be brought to Geneva.
Thursday fair; not much change
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Nonunion Employe. Driven
From Job oti Chicago and
Alton Official Say
Men Returning to Work
Slater. Mo., July S.-(By A. P.
Striking shopmen here have seized
driven out nonunion men brought in
to woric ana are noiaing mc snapi
Eighteen men were driven from
the shops today. Yesterday 25 were
Aritirn nllt Union nfficiall Slid the
nonunion men were placed on trains
. .. . ..i
nd sent irom tne town, vuicr ie-
Mrii A-mrA that tha nonunion men
were merely taken from the shops
ana mat tney icu xown yoiumouiy.
Chrifl tnhll T.nfflHnn ll Olt till
way here from Marshall, Mo., the
tk.. ..rfloiata M that thrcs
niivii .vinvi.. - - -
guards employed by the railroad at
the shops naa neen irrea ay
authorities and placed in jail and that
their property was without protection
of any sort
rhiraan Tulv S. fBv A. T.)
Striking railway shopmen, who
walked out in answer to tne nation
wide call from the headquarters of
the six shopcrafts unions here last
Saturday, were rfported drifting
back to work today in groups of un
Today was considered the turning
;t in th. ctrik n( the .150.000 to
400,000 workers. Although respond
ing generally to the call last oatur-
rtnv railrnaH officials insisted today
that many of the defections were due
to the desire ot the men to lane a
holiday over the Fourth of July.
.Local union reports to the office of
B. M. Jewell, head of the shopmen,
reiterated the union assertion that the
strike was 100 per cent effective at
all points reporting.
Join Deserting Ranks.
Freight handlers, clerks and sta
tionary firemen and oilers joined the
deserting ranks of shopmen at vari
ous points, although fully as many
shops reported that men were return
ing to work today.
The maintenance of way union,
whose officers yesterday decided to
delay their threatened strike were
given the sympathy and congratula
tions of the striking railway shopmen
by B. M. Jewell, the shopmen's head
today, fle declare that the main.
tenance of way union's action was not
a surprise and added that "if they can
find a way out of their difficulties
they are to be congratulated."
Sign Up Men.
The Chicago & Alton hired a va
cant store room downtown here to
daj, installed two tables and some
clerks, and within an hour signed up
25 men to fill the strikers' positions.
Fifty men were in line at the same
time, waiting to sign up. Shop me
chanics of all crafts were sought.
The first wide rift in railroad strike
Mmilc ehrturort whpn tlii maintenance
of way employes definitely abandoned
the idea ot a walkout at tnis time.
Credit for averting a rail strike
which threatened to become general
among all classes of railway labor
except the "big four" brotherhoods
ntyA ttnerranhpre rn typnprallv fnn-
ceded to Ben W. Hooper, chairman
ot the United Mates rauroaa larjor
board; W. L. McMenimen, labor
member of board, and E. F. Grable,
president of the maintenance men
the "big three" in yesterday's confer
ence. Ultimatum Issued.
Striking shopmen of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway and
the Burlington system, have been
giren until July 10 to return to
work. After that date, according to
the railroads' notices, the strikers
(Tarn to Pace Two, Column Two.)
Contracts Are Awarded '
for Geneva School Cottage
Lincoln, July 5. (Special.) The
state board of control announced that
contracts for a new cottage with a
capacity to hold 30 girls at the In
dustrial school at Geneva had been
signed. Following are the contrac
tors awarded the jobs and the prices
to be paid:
Building of cottage, E. S. Clark
company, York, $.10,727; plumbing,
Parks Plumbing & Heating com
pany, Omaha, $4,634; electrical wir
ing and fixtures, G. S. Sprague, Ex
Shelton Bank Closed at
Request of Directors.
Lincoln, Neb., July 5. Shelton
state bank was closed today by J. E.
Hart, secretary of the department of
trade and finance, at the request of
the board of directors. V. L. John
son, cashier, has disappeared, accord
ing to word received by Mr. Hart.
"Poor business judgment and too
much competition at this time seem
to have been the causes of failure so
far as I know." Hart said. The de
posits in the bank were $300,000 and
the capital and surplus, $50,000.
Bakers Planning to Carry
Bread Case to Highest Court
Lincoln, July 5. (Special.) In
formation was received at the of
fice of Attorney General Clarence A.
Davis that Omaha bakers who lost
in their fight with Davis in the su
preme court, to have the Smith
bread law declared unconstitutional,
were planning to carry the fight to
the United States supreme court.
Mitchell Motor Company
Founder Dies at Montecito
Santa Barbara; Cal., July S. Frank
L. Mitchell, 70, founder and first
president of the Mitchell Motor Car
company, is dead at M home ia
Moutecito, near here,
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