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Efforts to
End Strike
Basil for Agreement ou De
mand! of Railroad Men
Sought Preliminary to
New Hearing.
More Workers Quit Jobs
Chicago, July 17. -(By A. P.)
Peace negotiation, halted over the
weekend, werf resumed lv members
of the United States railroad labor
board Monday in an etfort to bring
about Mil early settlement of the rail
way shopmen's strike.
W. II. Finlcy, president of the
Chicago & Northwestern, and W.
G. Bierd, president of the Chicago &
Alton, were among the railway chiefs
who visited the ollices of the labor
board during the day for conferences
with Ben W. Hooper, chairman of the
board, while Walter L. McMenimen.
a labor member of the board, met
several high operating executives.
While none of those present would
make .any statement regarding the
subjects discussed, it was intimated
some basis for agreement on the live
demands presented by B, M. Jewell,
leader of the .shopmen, to Mr. Hooper
at a conference between the two last
week, was sought as preliminary to
the calling of a new formal hearing
of all parties before the labor board..
Demands of Shopmen.
The five demands of the shopmen
were announced as the restoration
of all seniority rights to strikers, im
mediate establishment of a national
adjustment board so that the men
may obtain quicker action on local
grievances than is possible through
the labor board, the abolishment of
outside contracting by the roads, the
restoration of certain rules and work
ing agreements and a return to the
scale of wages in effect before the
cut ordered by the labor board for
July 1 became effective simultan
eously with the strike.
An indication of the result of the
negotiations on these issues was seen
in the statement Sunday night of R.
a. Vtonnincr orpiicral chairman of the
federated shopcrafts of the north
west, that only the retusai ot tne
eastern roads to reinstate striking
workers with their full seniority
were concerned.
Walkouta Unauthorized. ,
.1 1
Hopes tor an eariy peace u
'based'on the attitude of E. F. Grable,
nH.,.MIAnf trio maintenance nf W3V
employes, wno arnvcu m ws
from his headquarters at Detroit, for
conferences with members of the
trdn nrrivoA in CnlCaOTO 1
labor board to get support to pre- America in particular, safe lor de
vent carriers from requiring mam- j mocracy anj liberty.
o in Hn strikers work
While some thousands of the main
tenance men were reported 'from
..Mlnnc nf the COUntrV.
mostly rvew iorK, as navmg p
. . f .1. . -1 Mr
the stnKe 01 me auupiucn,
Grable asserted that such walkouts
i ntiA that
were entirely uuduuiui icu nu
no strike order? would be issued, at
least until alter a meeting ui i-.
grand lodfie of his organization in
Wetroit on l nursoay. i
Some additions to the ranks of i
the strikers in various sections also
. .ninnn iri rlerk.
freight handlers, firemen and oiler3,
were rein'iivu ..... i
(Turn to Vag Two. rolnmn onr.)
Autoists Hurt as Cars
Crash Near Holdrege
Hoktrciige. Aei., juiy i.
cial Telegram.) H. Gunnison, a resi
dent of Elm Creek, Neb., was seri
ously and perhaps mortally injured
when the car he was driving on the
Holdrcdge-Elm Creek road crashed
into one driven by . L. E. Chadder
don. .
Chadderdon and his wife and two
babies were bruised and cut.
vr, H H F.llis who with her
husband and baby, was riding with
Chadderdon, had not recovered con
sc;ousness from a bad head bump at
a late hour last night. Doctors say
her condition is not serious and that
there are no concussions. Ellis and
the baby escaped injury. Both cars
were demolished
State Commander Asserts
Legion Is Non-Political
Bridncport, Neb.. July 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) William Ritchie,
jr., stat commander of the Amer
ican Legion was asked yesterday re
garding the attitude of the Ar.isncan
Legion towards political parties and
candidates. Mr. Ritchie advised that
the American Legion is not a po
litical organization and is wholly
patriotic. .
Threshins of Wheal Begun
in Richardson County
Falls City. Neb.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) Threshing of wheat has start
ed in Richardson county and a godd
deal of stacking is now going on. The
oat crop of the county is very small
in comparison with other years, the
average yield being estimated at from
10 -to 12 bushels per acre by County
Agent J. L. Worrell. Corn is. doing
Germany Pays Reparations.
Paris, July 17. (By A. P.) The
reparations commission was officially
notified today that Germany had de
posited 32.000,000 gold marks in des
ignated banks to meet its July IS
reparations payment.
Gold Fish and OU
Recommended as Best
Cures, for Mosquitoes
New York, July 17. Dr. Hermann i
M. Biggs, itate health cominirtiouer,
lays the only known cures for the i
mosquito plague (re goldfish and
oil, used separately. I
Its not a case ot patronizing tne
Standard Oil company, or the pel
store, however, for the doctor ij not
Ann n,nl Ij. In artuismrr tl, nilPfhakri fti
goldfish to catch and eat mosquitoes,
eggs ana iniani mosquitoes nciure
they grow up. All fish are fond of
mosquitoes, he tays. Tarpon, tuna,
dogfish or salmon will do equally as
well as goldfish as exterminators of
the culex pipieni.
The mosquito situation inspires
the advice that all snoall lakes and
ponds should be populated with fish
and lesser bodies of stagnant water
treated with keruicne or crude oil
in the war on the pests.
The New Jersey fish and game
commission recommends ringed
neck pheasants as destroyers of
mosquitoes attherr source.
Debs Calls on All
Union Workers to
Strike Together
Leader of Great Rail Strike of
1894 Declares Time Has
Come for Rank and
File to Unite.
Chicago, July 17. Eugene V.
Debs, leader of the great American
railway union strike in 1894. today
issued a statement to the striking
railroad men and olhe- unions that
the time has come for the rank
and file to unite and "strike to
gether, vote together, and fight to
gether." "There -lias been some slight dis
orders and a few scabs have been
hurt," Mr. Debs said. "This has
been the extent of the violence but
it has been sufficient to bring to the
strikers what they fought for in the
late world war. The federal govern,
ment announces through the Depart
ment of Justice that ft will str.nd no
trifling on the part of the strikers
and that if necessary armed force
will be employed at once for their
suppression. ,
"Tti nnvcrnnrs nf seven states
simultaneously announced .hit
f,ave Vi t. ,wt.
"J " '"
when the exigencies of the situation
oemauQ acuuu.
v . - trmthle in ffuess-
what kind of action js thus meant
. ... 1
cn tne part ot trie national ana smic
governments which you shouted for,
...i. J ;n-1 vniir rlnllar inr
1 . .J A tlir.? tn flrrl-it nnrl
amj crossed, tne Atlantic to ngni ana
be gassci an(i die for in the war to
make tne worid jn general, and
mocracy and liberty.
"War Is Over."
"Anit tiniw that the war is over and
kaiscrism is dead and democracy and
uimij . " r ,, ,, j
In n M9I1 .A ll'VlStm Vflll 3)1 Allien in
berty are on top this same crowu
iu iv ........ .
frenzy of enthusiasm to compensate
iMir rorirtticttl Itt nrtW lined tlO
jvm yn y
against you in battle array and ready
ti chnnt vnii down like docs.
"ft i rii Mr. Union Man. that
our craft union leaders with scarcely
your nan mn mum .uuv. v
an exception, stood with the Wad
street profiteers in howling for war
t,cUlre vnii thp rnmmfin herd.
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latpd and murddred while they re
mained in the rear to receive the
plaudits of the plutocratic press for
their patriotism, but that does not
excuse you, for y&u chose those lead
ers and were responsible for them,
and after all the leaders are about
as fit or otherwise as the rank and
file that elects them.
"Crying Need for Untoy."
"If in the light of this situation you
do not realize the crying need for
nnity, for solidarty on every front,
regardless of creed or color, you are
indeed in a pathetic plight and your
case is all but hopeless. Your weak
craft unions have got to be converted
(Turn to Vaga Two, Column Two.)
Juxtee Refuses to Modify
Strike Restraining Urder
Federal Judge Woodrough yester-
A, Aan'toA irtnttnne rtf strikinir rail-
way employes to dissolve or modify
temporary restraining orucis c is
sued last week.
There was sufficient showing of
possible, immediate and irreparable
injury to the railroads to warrant
his issuance of an injunction, with
out the 24 hours notice required by
law, he declared, in answer to ob
jections raised on this score by
counsel for strikers.
What Can
You Do?
f Your experience has
equipped you for some par
ticular business.
You can put that experi
ence and a little capital into
a business of your own and
make it pay "big."
I See the business openings in
today's "Business Chances"
column in the "Want" Ad
section of The Omaha Bee.
If you don't find what you
want today, look tomorrow
and every day until you
locate just the kind of busi
ness you have been looking
I lithiin'nii c
March in
Big Parade
Procession of Wallhcr
Leaguers Is Light Blocks
Long Delegations Give
State "Yells."
Officers Are Nominated
A remarkable parade was staged
yesterday afternoon when the dele
gates, visitors and resident mem
bers of the Waithcr league, now
holding its international conven
tion here, marched through the
downtown streets.
It was one of the largest religious
parades ever held here. There were
about 3,000 in line, marching in close
formation, four abreast. The proces
sion was eight blocks long. State
delegations gave their "yells" and
hymns were sung. A band headed
the procession.
At the cast end of the Douglas
street bridge the leaguers were taken
into several hundred automobiles
assembled there to take them on a
tour of Council Bluffs, ending at
Fairmount park, where a picnic sup
rcr and social gathering occupied
the early part of the evening.
Detroit Seeks Convention.
The Omaha convention has already
been recorded as the greatest of the
30 international meetings of the
Waithcr league. Even the one held
at Milwaukee last year was not near
ly so big an affair as the present one,
officers said last night.
Detroit is active in the field for
next year's convention.
Two Omaha young women are
given much of the credit for the
smooth manner, in which the 2,000
convention delegates and visitors are
being taken care of. They are Miss
Amelia VVehrs, chairman of the con
vention executive board, and Miss
Dora Freze, heading the reception
Officers Nominated.
International officers were nomi
nated bv the convention yesterday af
ternoon. The convention slate is as
follows: For-president, A. A. Gross
mann of Chicago and Edmund JCuhl
man of Milwaukee; for secretary, A,
H. Herrmann of Richmond, Va. and
Miss Frances Murphy of Chicago;
for field secretary, Prof. E. H. Engel
brecht of Oak Park, III., and J. E.
Potzger of Indianapolis; for trea
surer, F. A. Schack of Fort Wayne,
Ind., and Alvin Welp of St. Louis.
Election is scheduled to be held this
Miss Hulda A. Eickhoff of Chi
cano. secretary of junior work, made
a report yesterday afternoon of the
first year s activities ot tnis depart
ment, which was organized only a
year ago. She showed that 24 dis
tricts arc already active, with 132
societies and 3,682 members.
She submitted proposals to the con
vention, asking the adoption of a
constitution, authorization of a junior
manual and appointment of a junior
board in every district.
Bible Study Urged.
Prof. J. T. Mueller of St., Louis
urged the importance of regular Bible
study by all members of the league.
"It is now 400 years since Martin
Luther gave to the printer the manu
script of his translation of the New
Testament, and yet there are hur
dreds of thousands of Christians to
day to whom the Bible is practically
an undiscovered country. They never
read it. 'Search the Scriptures,'
was Christ's word. 'The Bible will
make you wise unto salvation,' said
St. Paul. Fifteen minutes a day
should be spent by every Christian
Torn to race Twr, Columr Elfbt.)
Brown, the Sphinx, Becomes Brown,
the Penitent, After Pastor's Visit
Fred Brown, the sphinx, has be
come Fred Brown, the penitent.
The manacle man of Benscnn has
turned to religion and prayer in his
cell in the county jail where he
maintained a sphinxlike silence until
Evangelist R. R. Brown, who is
conducting meetings in the tent
taTcrnacle at Twentieth and Doug
las streets, visited the county jail
Sunday and preached to the prison
ers. Throughout his sermon Prisoner
Brown paid strict attention, and at
the close of the services asked for a
short conference with Evangelist
Brown, according to Jailer Harry
Closeted Together.
Brown, the pastor and Brown, the
prisoner, were closeted in the cell
together for more than 30 minutes,
according to the jailer, during which
time the evangelist talked to the
chain man concerning his soul, his
crimes and his repentance.
When asked about the numerous
crimes attributed to him, Brown, the
prisoner, is said to have replied:
"I'm afraid I am beyond redemp
tion." He asked the evangelist to return
and read the bible to him.
"Pray for me." he is said to have
nleaded. "and ask helD from God for
! Chats Freely.
I After the evangelist left. Brown,
the prisoner, seemed to hae unbur
' dened a heavy load from bis mind,
browtn in AMomoDiie
Thefu js A!arming
New Tork. July 17. Automobile
stealing has Increased so rapidly in
the last three years that the urgent
need for federal regulation of this
modern form of piracy has become
recognized by state and municipal
as well as federal officials through
out the country.
The New York Herald has made
a survey of the situation. The result
is startling. The theft of the motor
car has developed into one 'of the
greatest agencies for crime breeding.
' Not only has the automobile ban
dit placed a levy of close to $100,'
000,000 on the auto industry, but with
this vehicle of speed available for
theft a new means of escape i of
fered to the crook in whatever field
he practices.
The recoveries last year amounted
to 40 per cent of the thefts.
Woman Is Accused
of Hammer Murder
by Coroner's Jury
Chorus Girl Chum of Alleged
Slayer Describes Horrible
Killing Mrs. Phillips
to Plead Insanity.
Los Angeles, July 17. The ham
mer murder of Mrs. Alberta Mead
ows, 20-year-old widow, was charged
to Mrs. Clara Phillips today by a
coroner's jury following a brief, dra
matic inquest here.
The verdict was that death was
due "to a fracture of the skull by a
hammer blow at the hands of Mrs.
Clara Phillips in premeditated mur
der." Mrs. Phillips, who was brought
back here yesterday from Tucson,
Ariz., where she was taken from an
eastbound train, surprised officers
and all coming m contact with her
by her smiling demeanor. She smiled
at everything and everybody from
the time she left the train until she
was placed in a cell adjoining that
of Mrs. Madalynne Obenchain, on
trial for the second time for the mur
der of J. Belton Kennedy.
Exhaustive Probe,
Mrs. Phillips' counsel stated a di
rect plea of insanity would constitute
her defense. They said 'they were
making a l'most- exhaustive" probe
of their client's life and would de
termine affer its completion whether
the plea would be permanent or tem
porary insanity: They added they
were preparing a lengthy statement
for Phillips, that would "divulge
new and startling . revelations ap
pertaining to the case."
Mrs. Peggie Caffee, chorus girl
chum of Mrs. Phillips, who revealed
to the grand jury graphic details of
the murder, in admitting that she ac
companied the victim and Mrs. Phil
lip's to the secluded spot and wit
nessed the charge of intimacy with
Phillips, denial, quarrel and beating
to death, was in attendance at the in
quest. She repeated the details as she had
given then! to the grand jury. She
said the first time she met Mrs.
Meadows, the victim, was upon the
day of the murder, less than, an hour
before the hammer blows stilled the
young widow. Her story began with
the day before, last Tuesday, when
she met Mrs. Phillips, went shopping
with her and saw the former movie
beauty purchase a cheap hammer.
Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. - Caffee
testified, Mrs. Phillips told her that
(Turn to Page Two, Column Three.)
Son of Oshkosh Farmer
Killed in Fall from Horse
Oshkosh, Neb., July 17. (Special.)
Louis, the 10-year-oid son of Dom
inek Lussato, living five miles north
west of here, was killed when he was
thrown by a horse he had been riding.
and chatted freely with the jailer and
other prisoners.
He continued in his talkative mood
Sunday night and yesterday morning
asked to see Sheriff Mike Clark.
When the sheriff appeared Brown
asked for more bedding for his cell,
and when it had been ordered he and
the sheriff held a 30-minute confer
ence. "All I ask is a square deal." Brown
is said to have told the sheriff.
Brown will not be returned to Lin
coln, according to Sheriff Clark, but
will be held in the county jail here
until he goes to trial in the fall.
Chain Girl Fined.
Mrs. Jean Jenkins, 20, one of two
girls chained by Fred Brown on May
27 in his shack in Benson, was ar
rested Sunday night, following a
fight with her husband late in the
afternoon at -Sixteenth and Cass
Later Mrs. Jenkins and a friend,
Mrs. Roy Layman, 16, 2102 Harney
street, went to 3ixty-firs and
Maple, where she is said to have
waited for friend hubby to show up.
Here Police found Mrs. Jenkins and
Mrs. Layman and charges of
drunkenness and disorderly conduct
were preferred against them by
Patrolmen Reber and McDermott
In police court yesterday City
Prosecutor Frank Dineen accused
Mrs. Jenkins of being a trouble
maker. He frequently referred to
Brown as "Poor Old Brown" and
"Poor Old Fred."
Judge W. F. Wappich fined Mrs.
Jenkins $10 and paroled Mrs. Layman.
7 Are Killed
in Battle at
Coal Mine
Over Score Wounded When
Mob Estimated at 300 Alcn
Attacks Tipple in
Webt Virginia.
II Prisoners Captured
Omli4 Rrt Lcl Wire.
Wellsburg. W. Va.. July 17.-H.
H. Duval, sheriff of Brooke county,
W. Va., and six other men, said to
have been union coal miners, met
death Monday morning at 5 at Clif
tonville, W. Va. There is the Paledka
mine of the Richland Mining com
pany, where more than two dozen
men wcrl wounded when armed
guards sought to repulse an attack
made on the coal tipple by a force
estimated at 300 men. Eleven prison
ers were captured and placed in the
county jail.
The battle lasted for an hour and
30 minutes in which thousands of
shots were exchanged. The sheriff
and all of the dead men were brought
to. Wcllsburg.
Only three of the men could be
identified. They were:
Sheriff II. H. Duval, Wellsburg,
Francis Milick, Monessen, Pa.
, cook.
The exact number of the wounded
never will be known, as many were
recovered by the miners and placed
in automobile trucks which were
leaded for Avclla and Virginia Sta
tion, I'a.
Sheriff Shot Seven Times.
Sheriff Duval was shot seven
times and powder marks on his body
gave evidence that he was killed at
close range. When discovered by
his son. Deputy Sheriff Thomas
Duval, both ot his revolvers had
ben taken off him. Lying dead be
side the sheriff was one of the min
ers in the invading party.
The sheriff, accompanied by Dep
uty Duval and Deputy Hough, had
attempted to outflank the invaders
and were approaching them from the
rear when they ran into the men re
treating. The battle, according to
Deputy Hough, was terrific. Sheriff
Duval, according to Hough's state
nyent, brought down two men who
were iinng on nougn, Detore he tell
himself. The men kept up a running
fight as they retreated in the direc
tion of Avella.
Sheriff Notified.
On Sunday evening about 10 Sher
iff Duval received word of the nro-
posed invasion. He placed addition
al deputies at the mine. At 11:30
Superintendent J. C. Edwards was
notified from the Penobscot mine,
two miles up Cross creek, that the
men were forming. . He later stated
that poor telephone communications
cut off all -possibility of obtaining
additional help. He could not get a
can Deyona Avella, Fa.
The protection at the mine consist
ed of 20 men, composed of deputy
sheriffs and special guards. The lat
ter were armed with rifles which,
according to the guards, became
jammed, badly hindering their ef
forts. Word came to Cliftonville that
men were assembling at Avella in
motor trucks. Guards then were
placed at points of vantage. All was
still until, at 3:30 Monda ymorning,
a heavy charge of dynamite was set
off in the miners' camp directly
across Cross creek.
Fight Starts at 5.
Immediately afterward skyrockets
were seen to ascend in the direction
of Virginia station. This was evi
dently a signal for further co-ordination.
Shortly after that noises were
heard about the mine tipple and
guards, advanced to a point where
(Turn to Pi Tito, Column Six.)
Grand Island Lake
Claims Second Victim
Grand Island, Neb., July 17.
Koehler lake claimed its second vic
tim since the place was opened, a
few weeks ago for bathing purposes,
when Herman Weiland, 24, was
drowned yesterday afternoon.
His clothing was found in the bath
house this morning, while his bath
ing suit had not been returned. He
went in swimming with his brother
at 4 Sunday afternoon. But there
were 200 other bathers at the time
and when the brother left the lake
he presumed the other would fol
low. Since he rarely returned to the
family home for the evening meal
Sunday no alarm was felt until it
was found early today that he had
not returned at all. Companions saw
him diving, but no one saw him in
Late this afternoon the body was
foiyid by the use of grappling hooks,
just beyond the safety line in five
feet of watei.
Are You
Going Away
To School?
Read the School and
College Announcements
on pages 6, 7, 8 today.
Police Rescue Boy
Held in Chains Since
Wednesday Night
New York, July 17. Andrew, 9, son of John Karo, was res
cued by the police after his father
4iaJ kept him in chains since last
Wednekday night.
According to the boy and his tit
ters, Helen and Julia, Andrew was
forced to keep the chains on night
and day and had to ttecp in his
clothes. When the police found him
he lay in a corner with a chain about
a yard long wrapped about hit an
klet and the feet secured with a pad
lock. ,
Karo admitted it was last Wed
nesday that he chained his son, but
he said that at night the boy was
released. Andrew, however, told the
police that he had to sleep in hit
clothing because he was not able to
get his trousers off over the chains.
The father said he chained tne ooy
to "keep him out of trouble."
Halting of Crime
Engages Pens in
Editorial Contest
Doctor of Iowa, Farmer's Son,
and a Mother Have The
ories on Stopping
In addition to its amateur editorial
writing contest, The Bee if ottering
prizes of $100. $50 and $25 for the
three best editorials entered in a
professional editorial writing cn
test. Any newspaper employe in Ne
braska is eligible to this contest. The
editorials may be those that have
been published in some periodica', or
they may be ones that have never
heen orintcd.
How to put down crime is a sub
ject with which many are dealing in
the amateur editorial writing contest
that is being held by The Omaha
Bee. A doctor of Missouri Valley
contributes an argument for the
sterilization of criminals and moron?.
A farmer's son at Funk, Neb., ad
vocates education for character both
at home and in school.
A mother at Ravenna prescribes a
return to the simple life "temper
ance in all things, eating, dressing,
spending, accumulating." A more
religious- home life is the plea of a
Beaver City man. An Omaha woman
lays the blame on divorce.
Prohibition Defiance Flayed.
Lawless defiance of the prohibi
tion laws is flayed by a contestant
in Arnold, Neb., who declares that
anyone who would vote against pro
hibition should be put in .the st3;e
prison for th-i rest of his life, at hard
A guest at the Salvation Army
home drops into verse on the topi.
of crime Here is the opening stanza
of his contribution, which is entitled,
"The Stape-soat":
Never a pie is lifted
As it cools on the window sill,
Never the change is rifled
1'rom the village srocery till,
But loudly the people clamor.
And heedless of facts awry
The deed is charged to a hobo,
And great is the hue and cry. .
Range of Topics Large.
The range of topics in this edi
torial writing contest is large, and
most of those competing are singling
out subjects' on which they are well
informed through experience. Thus,
R. L. Case, a railroad man, has en
tered a moving human interest edi
torial describing the plight of a
farmer whose ripening crops have
been ruined by hail.
First prize in this contest, which
runs until August 10, is $25. with a
second prize of$15 and a third of
$10. The three winners then will be
entered in a run-off with the winners
of similar contests held by 23 other
Nebraska papers. The prizes for this
latter event amount to $100, $50
and $25.
Each editorial must bear the name,
address and occupation of the au
thor and must be written plainly on
one side of the paper. Any entrant
may submit as many as three efforts.
None should exceed 500 words. Win
ners will be announced at the Ne
braska State Press association meet-J
ing in Omaha August 31. Editor
ials should be addressed to the Edi
torial Contest Editor, The Omaha
Bee. -
Garvan Blames Ex-German
Spy for Chemical Charges
New York, N. Y., July 17. The
Chemical Foundation, Inc., has de
lined to comply with the request of
Alien Property Custodian Thomas
W. Miller that it return to the gov
ernment the patents, trademarks and
copyrights assigned to the company,
a letter written by Francis P. Gar-
van, president of the foundation,
made public today, discloses,
v Another letter, from Mr. Garvan
to President Harding, avers that the
information given the president
about the case "has been furnished
by German agents to an ex-German
sov and interpreted by lawyers whose
sole knowledge of the war and its
lessons is derived from association
with German clients." The president
is ureed by Mr. Garvan to seek
"other counsel," the letter declaring
that he has been "grossly misled by
the attorney general, both as to the
law and the facts of the case."
May Resume Hague Meet.
The Hague, July 17.-(By A. P.)
A communication from the Russian
delegation today held out a prospect
that the conference on Russian af
fairs here, which had seemed on the
verge of a final breakdown, might
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Harding Invites Coal
Operators to Reopen
Pits Under Protection
President Remind Owners That Coal Is National Necessity
Following Failure of Comittee to Agree Fully on
Arbitration Proposal Minority Mem
bers Opposed to Plan.
May Call House to Enact Special Legislation
Omuli B lta Wlr.
' Washington, July 17. Following failure oMhe coal
operators to agree on acceptance of the president's strike
settlement, Mr. Harding abandoned his efforts to bring about
immediate peace in the coal industry. He invited the opera
tors to reopen their mines under protection of the federal
government. . ,
"I invite you to return to your mine properties and re
sume operations," he said. With this significant statement,
the president concluded a conference with the coal opera
tors in which they informed him of their differences over
agreeing specifically to his settlement plan.
Harding's Statement
to Mine Operators
Omaha Rr rwwd Wlr.
Washington. July 17. The presi
dent's statement to the coal mine
operators said:
"I hare heard your- decision. I
would not be frank if I did not con
fess a disappointment in your lack
of unanimity. To the large major
ity of you, who have pledged readi
ness to resume activities under the
government proposal, I must ex
press my own and the public's
"We have now reached a point,
owing to the refusal of mine work
ers and a minority of your oper
ators to accept the proposed ar
bitration, where the good offices
of the government in seeking a
voluntary adjustment of the dis
pute between mine operators and
mine workers are without avail.
"I can not permit you to depart
.without reminding you that coal is
a national necessity, the ample sup
ply of which is esential likewise to
common welfare and to interstate
"The freedom of action on the
part of workmen and on the part
of employers does not measure in
importance with tnat oi pumic wel
fare and national security. I, there
fore, invite you to return to your
mine properties and resume opera
tions." Filipino Runs Amuck;
Wounds Eight Persons
Manila, P. I., July 17. (By A. P.)
A Filipino ran amuck in the heart
of the American residential, hotel and
club district, slashing and cutting
eight persons with a bolo. A large
crowd pursued the Filipino to the
beach at Manila bay, where he
jumped into the water and was las
soed by an army captain who fol
lowed him in a boat.
Among the injured were a Filipino
woman whose hands were cut off
and who may die, a native girl who
was wounded in the back and neck
and another Filipino girl of 18 who
was injured when she jumped into
the street from a second story win-1
dow to escape her pursuer.
The man, who gave his name as
Estanislo Puyot, is 31, and is a native
of Ilocos in the northern Philippines.
"Woman Who Grew Up With
Sioux City" Is Dead at 73.
Sioux City, la., July 17. Mrs. E.
B. Spalding, one of the oldest pion
eers of Sioux City died today, aged
73, of heart disease. She came here
in 1858. Because of the part she
played in the development of the city
from a settlement consisting of a few
sod houses to its present status, she
has been called "The Woman Who
Grew Up With Sioux City."
British Body to Come to U. S.
on War Debt in September
London, July 17. (By A. P.) A
special British delegation will arrive
in the United States early in Sep
tember in connection with negotia
tions for funding the British debt to
America, it was announced by Prime
Minister Lloyd George in the house
of commons this afternoon.
Irrigation Bonds Sold
Oshkosh, Neb., July 15. (Special.1
Thirty-six thousand dollars worth
of irrigation bonds belonging to the
three districts of this county have
been sold, thus permitting the exten
sion and improvement of ditches and
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could have but one meaning that
Mr. Harding intends to furnish fed
eral troops for the protection of the
operators who are able to reopen
their mines with nonunion labor'. If
this drastic step fails to produce the
coal necessary to the national wel
fare, it is understood that the presi
dent will not hesitate to proceed to
the execution of his original threat
to seize the mines and operate them
pending a settlement.
May Summon House Back.
With this crisis at hand, rumors
were prevalent about Washington
that the president would summon the
house to cut short its recess and re
turn to the capitol to enact legislation
to meet the situation,. Senator Cum
mins, Iowa, chairman of the senate
interstate commerce committee, an
nounced that he would introduce a
bill creating a labor tribunal for the
coal industry patterned along the
lines of the railway labor board.
Secretary of War Weeks, after a
conference with the president went
to the capitol and had a long talk,
with Senator Wadsworth, New York,
chairman of the senate military af
fairs committee.
After an all-day session at their
hotel the operators went to the White
House and delivered their reply to
Mr. Harding's proposal. They sub
scribed broadly to the proposal to
! arbitrate. A majority of the dis
tricts represented accepted the presi
dent's proposal unconditionally while
a minority, subscribing to the gen
eral principles of arbitration and col
lective bargaining, nevertheless in
sisted upon imposing special condi
tions. Patience Exhausted.
The president's reply, it was ex
plained, marked the exhaustion of his
patience -with both sides in his efforts
to bring the strike to an end. He is
determined to get coal for the coun
try this winter at all hazards. His
statement that coal is a necessity to
interstate commerce needed no cm
phasis. it was pointed out, to indicate
how thoroughly he has made up his
mind to employ the powers of the fed
eral government to get coal mined.
Operators, after listening to the
president's reply, stated they would
reopen their mines and attempt to
produce coal if they can get the
(Torn to Vage Two. Column Five.)
Crowd of 500 Threatens
City Jail at Hastings
Hastings, Neb., July 17. (Special
Telegram.) A crowd of more than
500 persons congregated at the city
jail last night and refused to disperse,
some of the number demanding the
release of two prisoners, Joe Meinin
ger and Glossner Christlieb.
Several men brought a heavy tim
ber and were about to ram the jail
door when they reconsidered and no
further violence was attempted.
Policemen left their night sticks at
headquarters' and finally succeeded in
getting the crowd to break up.
The two prisoners were, later re
leased on bond. Complaints will be
filed charging them with resisting an
officer. They are said to have had
trouble with two policemen who at
tempted to arrest them.
Western Union Managers
Holding Conference Here
More than 40 Iowa and Nebraska
managers of the second district of
the central division of the Western
Union Telegraph company are meet
ing in four-day conference at Hotel
Fontenclle with District Commercial
Superintendent W. T. Davis and City
Superintendent G. M. Horton and
the Omaha forces.
Other officials attending the con
ference include A. D. Bradley, gen
eral manager of the central division;
A. C. Kaufman, commercial general
agent of the New York executive
office; H. W. Griffis, commercial
agent of New York City; J. L. Fer
ciot, division commercial manager of
the central division; C. V. Hudson
and M. J. Grady, district commer
cial agents, and A. C. Nerness, com
mercial agent.
Two Bandits Shot Down.
Fort Worth. Tex., July 17. In a
battle at Valley View early this
morning between citizejis and men
attempting to loot the postoffice, two
alleged bandits were shot down and
captured. The others escaped. Of
ficers are now en route to Valley
View from Fort Worth to identify
the woundedprisoners,