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.The Omaha Morning Bee
Harding to Take Drastic Ac-
tio to End Strike if Con.
frreme at Cleveland
Flans to Operate Mines
Omaha Bm ImhJ Wlra.
Washington, Aug. 4.-lDrastic ac
lion by the government to force the
production of coal and avert, If po
aible, the increasing menace of a coal
famine this winter will be taken by
President Harding next week, unlets
in the meantime there are promising
intimations that a settlement of the
coal strike can be effected through an
agreement between the mine workers
and the operators.
At present there are no such in
timation. The president, however,
is willing to wait until after the con
ference between the representatives
of the mine workers and a few of the
operators at Cleveland on Monday.
If this produces no results which
promise the resumption of coal min-
mg upon an extensive scale, the
president has decided, the time will
. have tome for the intervention of the
government in the interest of the
May Seize Mines. ' '
I The president's plan, as understood
by some of his advisers, will be to
take over a number of lai-cer min
place United States troops in posses
sion oi mem and call upon miners,
regardless of whether they are union
or nonunion men, to go to work for
ine government, with full, assurance
of adequate protection.
Thajt this course will be pursued is
"ow regarded as a certainty. It is
no secret among the president s close
friends and advisers that he has no
hope that the Cleveland conference
, will advance the nation any closer to
' an adequate fuel supply than it is at
As the head of the government, the
president, it is understood", believes
i that any action that may be neces
Y, ary to lessen the danger and to
J compel a resumption of mining will
.be justified by the serice rendered
ihe public. .,. ..
Th information received by the
government of the number of oper
ators who will attend the Cleveland
conference on Monday affords no
basis for hope" that conditions can be
materially bettered by that meeting.
A total production of not more than
50.000,000 tons of coal, it is asserted,
ilt K. rnr..i.,t r. .V.. nn..nra
wle, too little: to be an important fac
tor in the solution of the nation s
mei proDicm. - . r '
In the meantime, the officers of
the general mine workers' organiza
tions are striving to close the mines
in the nonunion districts and their
success would add greatly to the dif
ficulty and threatening character of
the situation. -
- Time for Action. '
These circumstances have all
forced the president to the conclusion
that there should be no further tem-
porizing upon the part of the gov
ernment. The president's program thus far
lias been mapped out with reference
solely to the bituminous mines . of
;.' the country. It is expected that an
'V agreement will bring about a re
" sumption of mining in the anthracite
mines. But it is definitely under
stood that should an agreement be
tween the anthracite workers and
operators be delayed that the presi
dent's same policy will be carried out
in the anthracite regions as in the
' The Interstate Commerce commis
1 i sion issued an amendment to its gen-
eral priority service order so as to
bring within the. priority provisions
bituminous coal which has passed
over screens of four inches or- larger
opening, coal and anthracite coal to
be shipped to retail dealers for house
a - -
V Assistant to De Valeea
Buried With Simple Honors
I.. n..Ki; A nor A Simnlicitv mark
ed the funeral of Harry J. Boland,
close friend and assistant of Eamon
de Valera, who died Tuesday night
of wounds received while attempting
to evade arrest by national army
troops. The band, which, is a usual
feature at republican funerals, was
absent , .
Countess Markievicz, a prominent
republican leader, sent a wreath with
a card bearing the inscription
"From Eamnn de Valera." The
funeral procession, which included
32 members of the clergy, filed past
Mount Joy prison in order that the
republican prisoners could see. .
'Air Mail Service Record . , .
for Tliree Weeks Perfect
Washington, Aug. 4. The trans
continental aerial mail service has
had a perfect record for the last
three weeks, according to reports re
ceived by -Postmaster General Work
from J. E. Whitbeck, in charge of
the service at Hempstead, N.
headquarters for the eastern division;
A. R.,Dunphy at Omaha, of the east
central division, and A. C Nelson at
Salt Lake City, Utah,f the western
division. - All three divisions, it was
said, reported that every flight dur
ing the past three weeks was on time.
Mother Burned to Death
in Attempt to Save Bahy
Spokane, Aug. 4. Mrs. - Gay N.
Stroup was burned to death in her
' home at Cheney, Wash.,' when she
braved the flames in a fruitless at
tempt to save the life of her 17-months-old
baby. ' '
Mrs. Stroup was gathering corn
tear the house when she discovered
h in flames. Neighbors with diffi
culty restrained her husband from
following her. Her body was found
with that of the baby clasped ia her
, 0. VHK AM af
Before Police Judge
Rev. W. H. Sanford as he an-
peared in Central police court yes
terday. Tent Evangelist
Freed at Hearing
in Police Court
Disturbance Charge Against
Rev. W. II. Sanford, Lead
er of Cult Including 11
Besides being vindicated in Central
police court yesterday on the charcc
of disturbing the peace. Rev. W. H.
aantora. leader of a cult including
11 women discinles. found himself
praised in a petition by 104 residents
of the neighborhood of his tent at
Thirty-first and Cuming streets.
Ihe testimony against him was
so weak that Paul Bohan, city pros
ecutor, moved dismissal, while Judge
foster declared that it was Rev. Mr.
Sanford's constitutional right to hold
At the close of the hearing police
were obliged to rush into the -corridor
to prevent a .clash between op
ponents of the "prophet" and his
The petition presented by his fol
lowers declared that the efforts of
the minister should be "approved
and appreciated." In another breath
it took a slam at the police in a pro
test against "the lax police protec
tion afforded him" by the officers
who the day before had been de
nounced by the women followers ot
the evangelists as "persecutors."
Rev. Mr. Sanford pleaded not
guilty and was defended by'M. O.
Cunningham, Fred Anhouser and
Charles S. Elgutter, who volunteered
Among those who testified against
. r T"- . 1 1111
;nm was unanes . icaesco, oiu
Lincoln boulevard, who declared he
was unable to sleep because of the
meeting. M. L. Woolson, 3029 Lin
coln boulevard, and Louis Tedesco,
2939 Lincoln boulevard, were amoffg
those who signed the petition but
thev acknowledged in court they
were not kept awake by the noise of
the meeting. f
Boiler House Burns
at Industrial School
Geneva. Neb.. Aug. 4. (Special.)
The boiler house at the state indus
trial school for . girls burned, the
origin probably being from spon-
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laneous cuuiuusuuit wai. iv
Geneva fire department was called
when the blaze was discovered by
teachers, who occupy rooms in the
laundrv huildine.'' It was "too late to
save the boiler house, but Fire Chief
Bruce confined his efforts to pre
vention of spread of the flames to the
other buildings. The girls were re
moved from the dormitory in ine
fourth story of the new building an'd
perfect order prevailed. Some of the
girls volunteered to help fight the
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Troops Fired on alines
Operated Under state Guard
Near Staunton Engage As
sailants in Battle.
Staunton. Ind.. Aug. 4. (By A. P.
First hostilities Incident to the at
tempted operation of strio mines in
tnis vicinity under protection ot na
tionalguard troops occurred today
when pickets on duty were fired on
The fire was returned by the
guards and later the outbreak spread
over the entire area under martial
law. Automatic rifles were brought
into play by the troops. Mines pick'
cd ior operation have been taken
over by the state under direction of
No One Injured.
Reports received by Maj. Gen.
Robert Tyndall, in command of the
troops said that no one was injured.
It was said, however, by some of the
men on duty that one man was clight
Investigation by military officials
indicated that although the firing
lasted several hours, the attacking
party was small. It was reported
that several men from nearby towns
came to this city and announc
ed that they were going to "get a
flock of soldiers." They fired on an
outpost and the fire was immediately
(returned. As a result of this firing
whenever there was any movement in
the woods nearby by the guardsmen
fired. Several men, who, when called
upon to halt by the guards were fired
upon when they failed to obey the
Officers in command of the troops
belittled the affair, saying that it was
a minor skirmish. The situation was
regarded as quiet despite the firing
which began shortly after midnight
and continued until daybreak.
Shortage in Illinois.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Illinois, re
stricted to its own supply of coal,
faces the most critical situation that
it has been compelled to face, accord
ing to Robert M. Medill, state fuel
Protection is to be assured t?- 26
penal, reformatory and charitable in
stitutions and possibly to the Uni
versity of Illinois and the state nor
Mr. Medill left Chicago late yes
terday for Springfield, where he went
to confer- with Acting Governor
Sterling. Before he departed he said:
"Illinois now is absolutely up
against, it. I am going to the capital
to arrange, if possible, -with Acting
Governor Sterling some plan ot ac
tion. Mr. Sterling informed me by
telephone that there are no funds
available for action that is inevitable
and highly necessary in producing the
Illinois coal and delivering it to the
cities that are in the -greater distress."
The fuel director declared that or
ders received yesterday afternoon
from Harry B. Spencer, national fuel
administrator1, meant elimination of
any shipments 'of coal from the Ken
tucky and Illinois fields that have
been relied on for operation of street
cars, gas, electric and water plants
throughout the state.
Shortage in Michigan.
Lansing, Mich., Aug. 4. With re
quests for priority in coal distribu
tion 'pouring into the office of State
Fuel Administrator William W.
Potter, reports to the state public
utilities commission hers today em
phasized the seriousness of the coal
shortage. Industries in all' parts of
the state face shutdowns, while ttje
coal supply of hospitals and many
public utilities has become short.
' "No Authority."
. ,Des Moines, la., Aug. 4. (By A.
r.; Uovernor N. t. Kendall, in a
statement today, declares the state
has no power or authority to take
over and operate privately owned coal
The statement, he announced, is.
made in reply to numerous sugges
tions coming from all parts of Iowa
that the state take over the mines in
an effort to Relieve the coal shortage.
Erie to Cut Trains.
Hornell, N. Y., Aug; 4. The Erie
railroad will cancel approximately 20
trains in this region August 5, it was
officially announced today. The can
celation is due to the shortage ot
coal, the officials .declared.
Cherokee Gunman Slain
in Battle With Pbsse
Cherokee, la., Aug. 4. Trapped in
a cornfield, an outlaw negro who
shot three men in the last 48 hours
here, battled for life against 800
armed men, wounded one and was
killed by bullets from the guns of
Henry O'Neil, traveling representa
tive of the Ford company, and John
Stiles, postoffice employe.
Wednesday night the negro shot
two guards at the Illinois yards here,
fatally wounding one, and fed.
The negro has not yet been iden
tified. Newspaper Ad Man Sued
for $100,000 Heart Balm
New York, Aug. 4. John . B.
Woodward, newspaper advertising
man "of New York and Chicago, was
sued for $100,000 today by Edith L.
Ransom, secretary to George Creel
when he was war time director of
the bureau of public information. The
young woman contends that Mr.
Woodward twice promised to marry
her and failed to do so.
Injunctions Granted .
San Francisco. Aug. 4. The Pull
man company and the Atchison, To
pe k a & Santa Fe Railway company,
which Yecently were . granted tem
porary , restraining orders against
striking shop employes, were granted
temporary injunctions by the United
Mates district court
, OMAHA, SATURDAY,
Omaha War Hero Gets
wive Services at Fort
4mn W. Ilanbery
In a gentle rain, which (ell like the
tears for his fallen comrades in
France, James W. Hanbery, Omaha
newspaper man, yckterday received a
distinguished service cron from the
hands of Col. William B. Cochran,
commanding officer at Fort Crook.
Mr. Ilanbery was a lieutenant while
in the service.
Shadowing hia joy for the rewaid
of valor, even as the day was over
cast, Mr. Hanbery .acknowledged,
was the memory of the men of his
command at Chateau Thierry, who
sleep under the poppies there.
"I feel wholly unworthy of the
great honor the government has be
stowed upon me I recognize it for
the men in my command but there
is not enough money in the United
States treasury to buy this medal
from me,' he declared fervently, in
reply to the colonel's presentation
speech. "This cross js priceless. In
receiving it, I rededicate and recon
secrate myself to this nation, even
as it 'is the duty of every American
The Seventeenth infantry, drawn
up on the parade grounds, presented
arms to the Omaha hero, while, the
band played the "Sr Spangled
Banner" and "Hail the Conquering
Hero Comes." Following the cere
mony, Mr. Hanbery, . CoL Cochran,
Lapt Harry M. uwynn and Lapt.
Frank E. Linnell reviewed the
troops.' . .
Colors carried by the Seventeenth
infantry in 1861 and the Spanish-
of Tariff Bill
Resolution for Investigation
of Interests of Senators Post
poned Indefinitely After
Washington, Aug. 4. For four
hours the senate vflrangled over the
Gooding resolution proposing a broad
investigation of the interests of sen
ators, newspapers and others, in the
passage or defeat of the pending
tariff bill, but action on its was post
The resolution was reoorted un
favorably by the committee on con
tingent expenses. Democrats urged
immediate consideration; fet Senator
Lodge, Massachusetts, ' republican
leader, asked that the committee re
port lie over for a day under the
rules. Subsequently Senator Spen
cer, republican, Missouri, who was
presiding temporarily, stated in an
swer to an inquiry, that the resolu
tion had gone to the calendar. There
it will remain until after the passage
of the tariff bill unless sooner taken
up by unanimous consent or by vote
of the senate.
Senator Caraway, democrat, Arkan
sas, who offered the original resolu
tion, told the senate that he realized
the investigation was "dead."
A charee bv Senator Goodinsr that
TFrank A. Munsey, owner of the New
York Herald, was opposing the tariff
bill in the interest of his investments
in Europe and sharp exchanges be
tween Senators Lenroot, republican,
Wisconsin, and .Harrison, democrat,
Mississippi, - marked debate on the
resolution. Senator Harrison insisted
that Senator Gooding and other sen
ators charged in newspapers with
having material interest in. the tariff
schedule should' have an opportunity
to clear their skirts. ' S
Senator Lenroot insisted that th
inquiry proposed would involve a
large expenditure and would be with
Late in the afternoon the senate
got back to the tariff bill, finishing
up committee amendments in the
schedule on paper and books. There
waj only one real controversy, the
democrats making a strenuous fight
against the proposed duty of 35 per
cent ad valorem on stereotype
matrix mat or boards..
Senator Walsh, democrat, Monta
na, proposed to substitute 25 per
cent, but his amendment was re
jected, 28 to 18, and the committee
rate approved.. Two republicans,
Borah and Jones of Washington,
supported the Walsh amendment and
one democrat, Broussard, voted
Opposing the 35 per cent duty,
Senator Simmnos said it was admit
ted that the Wood-Flong company of
JNew York city had a monopoly of
the business of making- these mats,
used by newspapers, and that it had
conducted an "insolent" campaign of
propaganda. Senator Harris, demo
crat, Georgia, said Mr. Wood, head
of the company, had written a let
ter to him undertaking to "deceive"
him about the situation, while Sen
ator Walsh of Montana declared
there was only the unsuppported
statement , of Mr. Wood to justify
the duty. Senator Frelinghuysen, re
publican, New Jersey,- championed
the duty, declaring it necessary to
keep out the German product. He
asserted it was a question of pro
tecting an American monopoly
against a German monopoly.
Norfolk Honor Student
Drowned in Idaho Lake
Norfolk. Neb., Aug. 4. (Special
Telegram.) Otto Kraemer, Norfolk
High, school honor student, was
drowned in a lake at Ashton, Idaho,
according to word "received by his
parents here. Kraemer's boat upset
and, afteY rescuing a companion who
could not swim, he was taken with
cramps. The body will be brought
here for burial '
AUGUST 5, 1922.'
Valor in Battle
James W. Hanbery.
American war,' as well as the world
war, were exhibited on the band
Officiers of the American Legion,
th JJisablcd Veterans, of which Mr,
Hanbery is national senior vice com
mander; Women's Overseas Service
league, War Mothers, Chamber of
Commerce and friends to the number
of ISO, witnessed the ceremony the
first of its kind at Fort Crook.
Mr. Hanbery s wife, who wore
widow's weeds for three months aft
er Mr. Hanbery was reported killed
in action, was unable to be p&esent,
owing to the serious illness of her
Editors May Clip
From Their Papers
for Prize Contest
Employes of Every Journal
in Nebraska Eligible for
Awards in Profes
, sional Division.
Editors of Nebraska may, if they
like, clip editorials from their papers
and enter them in the professional
editorial writing contest being con
ducted by The Omaha Bee for prizes
of $100. $50 and $25.
This contest is for all employes of
Nebraska newspapers. Editors and
reporters and, others may write and
submit editorials in the contest.
Length is to be not more than: 500
words, written on one side of the
paper, on .any topic whatever, with
name and address en the upper left
corner. Names will be clipped off
and numbers will be substituted be
fore the judges see them, so everyone
will have an equal chance. Contest
closes August 10; Get busy, news
paper men and women 1
The other contest for all readers
of The Omaha Bee who do not work
on newspapers, is bringing good re
sults. Conditions are the same as in
the professional contest. Prizes are
$25, $15 and $10. These winning ed
itorials will be judged later in com
petition with winners on 23 other Ne
braska papers for grand prizes of
$100, $50 and $25. .And the grand
prize winners will be brought x to
Omaha to be honor guests at a ban-
qut to be given by The Omaha Bee
to the Nebraska Press association,
Write editorials now! Address Ed
itorial Contest, The Omaha Bee.
Reed Retains Lead
of 5,700 Over Long
St. Louis, Aug. 4. (By A. P.)
With only 81 prcincts to be heard
from, United States Senator James
A. Reed had a lead over Brecken
ridge Long of 5,700 votes in the race
for the democratic senatorial nomi
nation. Political observers declared it im
possible to overcome this lead in the
81 outstanding p'reciflcts, which are
chiefly' in rural districts where the
vote is light.
Many State Utilities ,
Are Not in Need of Coal
The" coal situation as it affects
Nebraska is being examined by ques
tionnaires sent out by Director
Horace Davis of the committee of
public utility information, Lincoln.
A large number of the replies show
that many Nebraska plants are using
water power. The coal supply of
others will last from 10 to 120 days.
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Oalttaa i aMa (I 0Jt
by Fumes in
Gas Ilomb Is Hurled into
Marshal McCIung's Car
Mob Dispersed by Police
Three men, oncfrom Omaha, were
nearly overcome by ias fumes dur
ing rioting by 40 or 50 rail strikers
and sympathizers, when, according to
reports, an effort was made to pre
vent a squad of Mexicans from going
to work in a Burlington roundhouse
at l-infoln yesterday.
They were J. C. McClung, United
States marshal, and Earl Manning,
trom tne otfice of U. 5. Rohrer, pro.
hibition enforcement officer, and II
G. Stewart. Hanning was on his
vacation and was doing duty as
Bomb Into Car.
Police were called and after
five-minute clash with the rioters
succeeded in dispersing them.
McCluug. who arrived on the
scene shortly after being notified by
the police, was nearly overcome by
gas tumes when a gas bomb was
thrown into his. car by one of the
rioters. Hanning and Stewart, rail
way guards, also were made ill by
the fumes. Marshal McClung had
not entirely recovered from the ef
fects of the fumes at noon.
A man and a woman, who the po
lice claim were ring leaders in the
not. were taken to the county tail,
Thev gave their names as Tom Bak
cr, 23, and Mrs. Margaret Blum. 52,
and were booked as federal prisoners
to await possible action under fed
eral injunction orders.
Mrs. Blum, following the disturb
ance. is said to have been about to
attack Capt. Walter Anderson of the
police department with a baseball bat
when she was seized. Ihe woman
put up a terrific battle with the of
ficers before she was subdued.
After her arrest 50 strikers in
vaded the federal building, de
manding that Marshal tMcClung re
lease Mrs. Blum. He refused.
Gas War Expands.
The use of gas by strikers in their
attack upon homes of men desiring
to work for the Burlington, marked
the last 24 hours of outbreaks in Lin
coln, reports reaching here state.
Local union men yesterday praised
President Harding" for the position
he has taken in the shopmen's strike
"The president has delved deeply
into the matter and has grasped its
most intricate 1 details," said B. H.
Furse, president of the Union Pacific
system Federation of shopcrafts.
We accepted his proposal, not be
cause it was entirely satisfactory to
us, but because we believed he was
earnestly endeavoring to be fair and
save the country from hardship.
Harding Is Praised.
'All union men are agreed that the
president has taken a most friendly
attitude to the men in this matter,'
especially because of his statement
that, "farming out of shops must stop
regardless of who wins the strike . '
More strike attachment orders dl
rected against violators of the federal
injunction were filed yesterday, but
names of the defendants are being
withheld, pending their arrest for
Refuse to Attend Meet
ChicaKo, Ausr. 4. (Bv A. P.)
Illinois coal operators, meeting here,
refused to attend the meeting of
union officials and 1 operators called
for Cleveland next Monday bv John
JL. Lewis, president of the United
Mine Workers, but submitted a
proposition to Frank Farrington,
president ot the Illinois miners.
which, if accepted, would result in
reopening of Illinois mines. ;
Acceding to and being governed.
by the request or the president ot
the United States," the proposal to
Mr. Farrington said, we are pre
pared at once to open our mines for
work, paying the wage scale in ef
fect at the expiration of the last con
tract. And to avoid possible further
disruption of coal production this
fall and winter, when the coal sup
ply will be dangerously short even
under the best conditions, we will
agree that the old wage scale shall
remain effective until March si.
Yell Thwarts Holdup of,
Pawnbroker in His Shop
C. H. Goldner. 60. nnterrified by a
revolver pressed against his side by
one of two young robbers who held
him up in his pawn shop, 505 North
Sixteenth street, Thursday after
noon, broke from them suddenly,
dashed to the front door and yelled
The robbers dashed out the rear,
knocking a door from its hinges in
their indeavor to escape. They
dashed through the alley and
through two other stores in their
flight. Detectives arriving soon after
ward, fired two shots at them. Four
youths found in an automobile with
an Ohio license were not identified as
connected with the holdup.
Woman Unconscious Since
Monday Reported Sinking
Mrs. Bess Jones, unconscious
since she was shot Monday after
noon in her apartment, 516 South
Sixteenth street, was reported worse
yesterday at St. Joseph hospital,
where surgeons have been watching
her remarkable case. They do not
expect her to live through the day.
Police have found no trace ttf Fred
Swan, 44, retired fanner, for whom
they have been searching since the
Ill , U.M, aMM tat 4ft BMa
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Visits Omaha Again
Legion's Head at
MacNider's Address Broad
cast by Radio by The '
Omaha Bee Begin
ning at 8.
Representatives of nearly every
civic and patriotic organization in
Omaha paid honor to Hanford Mac
Nider, national commander of the
American Legion, when he arrived
in Omaha last night from Columbus,
MacNider's visit to Omaha- was
of special interest. Two years ago he
spoke merely as a legionaire at a
rally of Douglas county post mem
bers. The American Legion band, head
ed by a delegation of Douglas county
post executives, escorted MacNider
from Union station at 7:10 to the
Brandeis theater. Representatives of
the legion, the Chamber of Com
merce and other organizations sat
on the stage- with the distinguished
Beginning at 8, The Omaha Bee
broadcast MacNider's address from
the Omaha Grain Exchange sta
Agreement in Tram
Strike Is Reached
Union Leaders Compromise
on Wage Question in Chicago
Street Car Walkout
Chicago, Aug. 4. Union officials
and executives of the Chicago sur
face lines agreed to proposals which,
if accepted by the traction em
ployes, would end the four-day strike
of surface line and elevated em'
Immediately following the confer
ence it was stated that the men s rep
resentatives had agreed to a 70-cent
maximum wage instead of the pres
ent 82-cent wage, but that they retain
the eight-hour day with overtime for
all beyond the eighth hour and also
retain working conditions effective
before the strike. Ratification of the
men, if given, would allow cars to
begin operation by Sunday or Mon
day, it was said, thus running the
strike into- its sixth or seventh day.
Prince Lei Lani Wins
Suit on Cleaning Bill
A suit brbueht by Dresher Broth
ers aeainst . Prince Lei Lahi, Ha
waiian singer, was dismissed yester
dav bv Tustice of the Peace Bunce.
The cleaning firm alleged that the
prince owed $25.25 for cleaning and
Prince Lei Lani countered with
testimony that Dresher Brothers had
lost two of his suits which he valued
at $45 each and two Panama hats,
That was the reason, he explained, he
had refused to oav the cleaning bill.
Justice Bunce decided that under
the circumstancts it would be un
reasonable to expect the prince to
pay and dismissed the case. He also
dismissed the singer s counter claim
Prince Lei Lam lives in Council
Bluffs. He has made his home there
the last five years. His business ad
dress is the Mickel Music house in
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Wednesday, when he dived into the
river at Hecla, S. D.,.and his head
was twisted by the impact
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Three Brotherhoods Request
Conference With Harding
on Condition of Locomo .
tives and Equipment
Ask Immediate Action
Cleveland. Aug. 4.-(By A. P.)
Legislative representatives of three of
the four railroad brotherhoods in
Washington were requested by tele
graph to arrange a conference be
tween President Harding and the
chief executives of the brotherhoods
for the purpose of presenting to the
president their views in connection
with the present strike of railroad
A telegram was sent direct to Pres.
ident Harding by the three local
chief executives of the brotherhood
asking for a conference.
The matter has been under consid
eration since Thursday by Warren
S. Stone, president of the Brother
hood of Engineers; W. G. Lee, presi
dent of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen, and D. B. Robertson,
president of the Brotherhood of Fire
men and Enginemen, but because of
failure to get a reply for joint action
from L. E. Sheppard, president of
the Order of Railway Conductors,
and the other members of the "Big
Four," it was decided to ask for the
conference through the legislative
representatives of the engineers,
trainmen and firemen.
Seek Immediate Action.
Mr. Sheppard was telegraphed to
night that because of the serious sit
uation hourly developing, it was de
cided to seek the conference imme
diately. "If you decide to take similar ac
tion you can wire your legislative
representative direct," the telegram
The telegram to three legislative
representatives was addressed to H.
E. Wills of the engineers, Arthur J.
Lovell of the firemen and W. N.
Doak of the trainmen, as follows:
"Cleveland, O., Aug. 4, 1922:
"Referring to our joint telegram
this date, authorizing you to arrange
conference with president. We have
wired the president as follows:
"'The undersigned have this day
wired our national legislative repre
sentatives at Washington, instructing
them to request a conference with
you for the purpose of presenting to
you our views in connection with the
present strike of railroad shopcrafts
which is daily developing into a more
Flood of Complaints.
Another message to the three legis
lative representatives signed by the
three chief executives, sent tonight,
gives details for the urgency of the
conference, made necessary by the
flood of complaints received at
headquarters regarding working con
ditions on railroads since the begin
ning of the shopmen's strike, through
brotherhood members being asked to
take out Jocomotives and equipment
in dangerous and unsafe condition
and of assaults and insults to broth
erhood members by armed guards.
The legislative representatives are
requested to file this message with
the president as a basis for discus
sion with him on the questions at
issue. The message follows:
"H. E. Wills, Arthur J. Lovell, W.
"Washington, Aug. 4, 1922.
"Complaints in increasing numbers
are pouring into our respective offices
against demands that our men take
out locomotives and equipment which
are in a dangerous and unsafe condi
tion, in violation of safety statutes
and rules which have been enacted
for the protection of the lives and
property of the public, and of as
saults on and insults to our members
by armed guards that are placed on
the various railroad properties.
"Up to this time, by constant urg
ing of a neutral attitude, fidelity to
their contracts and in the interest of
public peace and safety, we have pre
vailed on our members to continue
their posts. Constant aggravation of
the above conditions and the refusal
of the railroad executives to accept
the proposals of the president for a
compromise settlement of pending
questions are making the situation
infinitely more difficult to handle.
The plan intention of the railroad ex-
(Turn to Pag Twa. CoIobib Flra.) I
Railway Shop Carpenter 1
Beaten to Death in Chicago
Chicago. Auar. 4. Robert Tohnunn,
43, a carpenter employed in 'the Illi
nois Central shops, was beaten to
death by men said by the police to
be striking shopmen. Johnson was
waylaid in a vacant lot while on his
way to work.
Charles Krupusch. a repairman.
was beaten into insensibility because
fie refused to join the strikers. Two
men were arrested and charged with
the sagging. They were said to be
- . Body Identified '
Lake Geneva. Wis.. Ausr."" 4. The
body of a youth found shot through
the heart on the road near here last
Thursday, has been identified as that
of Frank J. Maier, Des Moines, la.,
on receipt of advices from the chief
of detectives at Des. Moines. No in
quest was neia, tne district attorney
holding it was a case of suicide.
, Plan Auto Club
Syracuse. Nrh. A nor A (9.nri
Representatives of the Nebraska
Automobile association visited Syra
cuse and secured sufficient members
to form a local branch. As soon as
a few- more members are secured
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