The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 29, 1912, Image 1
I \ THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEW&JQURNAL . . . , . NORFOLK. NKMKASKA. FRIDAY. MARCH 1 > 'J ' IDl'J. A 2-YEAR-OLD ANTEL HAS ON Oi .ICO DRESS Sitting Upright In . Meadow Twc Miles From Home , Little Boy is Found at Daybreak , Crying As II His Little Heart Would Break. Nellgb , Neb. , April iJ. Special U The News : After having been lout foi olovoii hours , with scores of mei Henrchlng for him nil the night , tlu of John Mnlnjcew llttlo 11-year-old son ski , living cloven 'miles northwest. 01 Nellgh , was found at 4:30 : o'clock this morning , two miles from homo , Asldt from being thoroughly chilled , tin child Hcemed not to bo seriously nf fcctcd. The llttlo fellow was clad li a calico gown with no undcrelothiii } whatever. When found , the llttlo boy was sit ting upilght In a hay meadow , sobbiiif as If his heart would break. Ho hai been out all night , having strayei away from homo at 5 o'clock yesterday day afternoon. Ho wan found by Uai Nlppoll of this city , U. S. surveyor litho the employ of N. H. Swell/or. The alarm of the disappearance o the baby was not given until 1 o'clock last night. Searching partlei were Immediately formed , and It I : estimated 100 men engaged In tin child-hunt. The llttlo boy was found two inllei west of his home. Ho had missed : V pond In which ho might have drown cd. BALLOTS THUS FAR RECEIVE [ INDICATE STRIKE VOTE WILL WIN. Now York , April 3 Officials of th Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer announced today that the balloting o the engineers of the fifty eastern rail roads to determine whether the engi neers will strike it necessary to sui : port their demands for lucreasei wages , Is proceeding rapidly and tha the ballots received so far Indicat that the men are in favor of a strike The wage demands already hav been refused and further conference with the heads of the railroads wer suspended until the engineers' con inittee takes a strike vote which wil bo announced on April 10. The ba' lots sent to the engineers read i part : "To Organized Engineers : Are yo willing to support those intrust ? with the carrying out of the plan c concerted action to the extent of strike if in their judgment it is necei sary ? " 130 PERISH AT SEA 'Wreckage of British Steamer Keen bana Seals Fate of Many. Perth , Western Australia , April : Wreckage picked up off the coai appears to seal the fate of the fift passengers and the eighty men of th crew of the British steamer Koou bairn , which has been missing sine the disastrous typhoon that prevalle on the northwest coast of wester Australia during the last week c March. The wreckage of the ICoomban ; which belongs to Adelaide , was fonn In the vicinity of the pearl flshiti station at Broome , a small seaport i the Klmberly division of wester Australia. During the typhoon slxt , seven pearl fishing boats belonging I Broomo were wrecked , and over forl pearl fishers lost their lives. WILSON FORCES PLEASED. 'Cialm Victory in Wisconsin Show Him Progressives' Choice. Washington , April 3. The Wilsc national headquarters hero in statement today claimed that the vi tory of Gov. Wilson over Speak * Clark in Wisconsin showed that Go Wilson Is "clearly the choice of tl progressive majority of the party. " The Wisconsin election was the fir direct presidential primary in whh a vote was taken on the democrat candidates. The Wilson manage claim that Harmon forces turned the strength to Clark in effort to be ; Wilson. Missouri River Open. Sioux City , la. . April 3. The da gcr of serious floods on the upp "Missouri now seems past. Repor this afternoon indicate the river 7iow open from Pierre , S. D. , to Oi aha. Harmon to Nebraska. Columbus , O. , April 3. Gov. Hr moil , aspirant for the democrat presidential nomination , announct today that ho would return In kit a proposed tour of Ohio by Willln Jennings Uryan. Harmon -will spei in Omaha April 12 , on which da Uryan Is sneaking in Ohio. At Hi : mon's headquarters it was said tl > "this would bo the first anil on'y ' ' ply by Mr. Harmon to attacks on M by Mr. Bryan " CONDITION OF THE WHTKBI emperature for Twenty-four Hours , The Forecast. liixlinuin 50 lliiliiiiiiu 35 Worngo 47 larouiotor 21) ) . 7C Dakota weather at S n. in. : Dead' out ) , 71 ! , clear ; Rapid City , Gil , clear ; Jhiunborlaln , 52 , clear ; 'Prcsho1C lour ; Wlnnor , ' 18 , clear. Chicago , April It. The bulletin Is lied by the Chicago station of the Tnltecl States weather bureau gives ho forecast as follows : Nebraska Fair tonight and Thurs ay ; somewhat higher tctnpurnturc onlght. South Dakota Generally fair to light and Thursday ; somewhat high r toinporattiro In east and centra ortlona tonight. E COMES TO AN BALLOTS THUS FAR RECEIVED SHOW THAT IT WILL NOT CONTINUE. London , April .1. Albert Stanley ecretary of the MidlnirJs Miners ted 'ration ' and member of th" bouse o . ominous , practically announced tht 'lid ' of the national coal strike in tlu lulled Kingdom. Addressing a trass meeting of min ors iit Cannnck Chase , in Stafford shire , Mr. Stanley said that it wni low imposs'ble ' ! o se'-uro the tieces mry two-thirds majority of the min rs in favor of continuing the strike Mr. Stanley has access to the figure ! and knows the Intentions of the min rs' federation which are not avail iblo to the public. He advised tin niners of the Cannock Chase dlstric who have voted against the resump tlon of work to return to the pits with out do\y ] , and they have decided ti rcbumo vork tonight. Bryan Starts Speaking Tour. Des Mbltics. la. , April 3. W. J. Dry an will bo the principal speaker a the annual banquet of the lowa-Jeffet son club hero tonight which will bi it tended by several hundred demc crats. Ho was scheduled to arrlvi lore shortly before noon and wil leave for Chicago following the ban qnot to'begin an extended speakini our of the mldle and eastern states. Try Doctor for Murder. Uadaxe , Mich , April 3. The \\orl of selecting a jury to try Dr. Rober McGregor , accused of the murJe of Scyrel Shading by admlnlsterlni poison , was expected to occupy th : imo of the Huron county circuit cour today. Twelve men already have beei examined and none accepted. Mor than 100 witnesses have been sun : tuoned and court officers expect th trial to last at least four weeks. Senator Taylor's Funeral Delayed. Nashville , Tenn. , April 3. Owing ti lelay in Virginia of the train bearim .he body of Senator Robert L. Taylot the ceremonies planned for Nashvill will take place tomorrow instead o oday. The body Is expected tonigh and will Ho in state in the capital tc narrow , the funeral taking place Fri day at Knoxvllle. Flege Gets Change of Venue. Ponca , Neb. , April 3 William Fleg will bo tried in Thurston county fo the murder of his sister , having bee granted a change of venue. SOUTH DAKOTHT A CUE Douglas county will have a fal Aug. 2S to 30. Pierre poultry raisers have forme an organization. Aberdeen held a meeting Sunda to make plans for baseball. Woonsocket will have a postal sa ings bank after April 11. Hand county already has shipped i 5. > carloads of seed grain. Ephrnim Miner , pioneer resident c Yankton , was buried Thursday. John Englebretson , who lives nea Gnrretson , had two ribs broken b being kicked by a horse. A committee to select an offlci : east and west road will meet in Slou Falls , April 3. Miss Ruth Patrick , , who teache school near Parker , prevented a tral wreck when she reported a broke rail. Hernard Vessey , son of the goven or , has become connected with a tra1 eliug evangelist , as splolst. lie he an excellent tenor voice. Lead will select its first set of o ficlals under the commission plai April 1C. The usual liquor fight wi not take place this year. Jonah Whale , High Bear and Job Wlcetcmaza , Indians , are under a rest at Sisseton , charged with tli murder of Roland Judlsh , a farme youth. Aberdeetr has three candidates ft congressmen from the 2nd district , O. Curtlss , republican ; C. B. Barret democrat , and W. J. Kdgar , prohit tionist. City officers of Faith who wei elected March 19 , will hold office ely ly a month , if not re-elected. The e cot Ion was hold a. month bcforo tl time required by law. George . Hlrliman , of Honghto M on i' ' > ' "p and hrnkn several ril ( I rnii - . - ) * | 5 on nn accident i which had gone in > LICENSE IS FEATURE OF THE MU NICIPAL CAMPAIGNS. BEATRICE LEAVES DRY COLUMN Auburn , Which Has Not Had a Saloon for Thirty Years , Votes for License. What Changes There Are In Lightly in Wets' Favor. Omaha , April 3. License was the ihlef issue In the town and village k'ction.H of Nebraska yesterday and vhllo the changes were not marked , ho changes appear to bo slightly in ho "wets. " According to reports received last light , fifty towns had voted for Il euses and twenty-eight against. Of his number , six towns which were Iry last year , change'd over to the vets and three towns which were vet will try the dry system this year. Beatrice and Auburn Wet. The most noticeable change from he dry to the wet side was Beatrice , 'or several years Beatrice has been rylng to decide which is better for he town. The campaign at that place vas vigorous and the wets won a ironounced victory. Auburn is another town to change rom the dry to the wet side. Dor- ihester , which has not had a saloon or thirty years , has decided to try out saloons for the coming year. The Iccnso was voted In by a ratio of 2 o 1. 1.Political Political lines were not drawn In he smaller towns , but in the larger nuniclpalltles straight tickets were n the field. Havelock and Burlington , railroad shop towns , and Columbus , went solid- y democratic. At Falrbury the socialists put up a good fight and elected three out of ive councilmen. A noticeable feature of the elections was the unseating of socialists who were elected last year. At Lincoln no election was held. Among the "Wet" Towns. Some of the results follow : Wet Bancroft , Fender , South Om aha , Springfield , Ravenna , Burwell , lildreth , Utica , Columbus , Papillion , Orleans , Florence , North Platte , Ben son , Crete , Lexington , Beatrice , Odell , Dowitt , Wilcox , Ogalalla , Wymore , look , Alliance , Pawnee , Alma , Barnes- : on , Falls City , Auburn , Humboldt , Verdon , Table Rock , McCook. Sutton , lebron , St. Paul , Elba , Plattsmouth , Fairbury , Bellwood , Dorchester , Kear ney , Grand Island , Nebraska City , Fremont , Havelock , Hastings , Louis ville , Dubois , Rushville. A List of "Dry" Ones. Dry Clay Center , Valley , Upland , kelson , Geneva , Ponca , Randolph , arroll , Republican City , Holdrege , Minden , Ashland , Red Cloud , Osceola , Shubert , Stella , Tecumseh , Oxford , Arcadia , Loup City , Scotia , Cotesfleld , York , David City , Ainsworth , Univer sity Place , Bethany , Broken Bow. Duff Mayor at Pierce. Pierce , Neb. , April 3. Special to The News : Daniel Duff was reelected ed mayor and the city councilmen ivero re-elected. Oakdale Wet. Oakdale , Neb. , April 3. Special tc The News : The municipal election in Oakdale resulted in the town re maining "wet" by 107 high-license votes to 55 prohibition votes. i The three candidates , nominated at joint caucus , were elected as follows : Homer McDonald , 147 ; G. E. Peets , 128 ; and H. L. Ingalsbee , 7-1. Under present conditions there Is ono saloon , very satisfactorily con- ducted. The Election at Madison. Madison , Neb. . April 3. Special tc The News : At the city election Fred H. Davis was re-elected mayor ; Fred J. Danker * , clerk ; Chris J. Kortmuii , treasurer ; A. J. Thatch , engineer , anil Herman I. Frlcke , Jr. , councilman ot Second ward , without opposition , and William H. Pinney was chosen couiv oilman of the First ward to succeed Robert Linn , who retires. The vote was light and the election unevent ful. The mayor and council favoi four saloons , each paying ? 1,250 11 cense , to bo operated in strict accord' ance with the law and the city's ordin uncos. Blglin Mayor at O'Neill. O'Neill , Neb. , April 3. Special tc The News : The city election held hero resulted as follows : O. F. Big lin re-elected mayor over S. Simmons by SG votes ; II. G. Hammond reelected ed city clerk over C. C. Roka by 131 votes ; James F. Gallagher city treas urer over C. P. Hancock by 7 votes Councilmen Third ward , R. S. I HI lard ; Second ward , P. D. Mullen ; First Ward , T. D. Hanley and J. B Ryan tied , both having the same number of votes. Ainsworth Goes "Dry. " Ainsworth , Neb. , April 3. Specia to TKo News : Ainsworth went dn by 20 majority. Cass Moore was elect ed mayor. City Form at Valentine. Valentine , Neb. , April 3. Special t < The News : City form of govern men carried at the municipal electioi here , 2 to 1. The city went wet b ; almost as largo a vote. The follow ing officers were elected ; Mayor , M. V. Nicholson ; aldermei East ward , Len Bivens and Luki NO CHANCE FOR AN ARGUMENT . POMP LAST IT SURE OUR. Yli , AHD WE ' THE AlhT'EVER SURE DEA1 AIMT EVER. PI 0 THAT , ' 74' cur MORE PETER. FROZ6 UP ONE oe flRE-lOOOP PEfORE TH 5 ALL Lf\6T WINTER MEV , ( Copyright. ) Bates ; West ward , W. A. Klncaid , E. C. Davenport ; city clerk , W. E. 1 la cy ; city engineer , Alva Green ; police Judge , Charles Maxwell. Nellgh Stays Wet. Nellgh , Neb. , April 3. Special to The News : The city municipal elec tion held yesterday was not as quiet as in former years and the workers were out early In the interests of their candidates. A total of 395 votes were cast. By the decision of the voters this city has gone "wet" by CO votes , the largest majority since the introduction of the initiative and ref erendum. The bolters of the caucus , It. J. Forsyth and R. II. Rice , won out in their respective wards. Mr. For- syth secured 1C majority over F. G. Aurlnger for councilman of the First ward , and Mr. Rico had 31 majority over George Ferguson for councilman in the Second ward. The following xfe the city officials elected for the/ensuing year : Mayor , D. G. McPherson ; treasurer , E. H. Mellck ; clerk , O. S. Hauser ; engineer , W.L. . Staple. Councilman First ward , R. J. Forsyth ; Second ward , to fill vacancy , R. H. Rice ; full term , Howard Kester. Randolph Goes Dry. Randolph , Neb. , April 3. Special to The News : Randolph went "dry" by 33 majority. L. F. Holz was re-elected n.ayor. THEISEN REELECTED AT CREIGH. TON. Creighton , Neb. , April 3. Special to The News : M. C. Theisen was re < elected mayor -Creighton yesterday Wid Turner city clerk , Charles Atkin son treasurer , Leroy Seeley engineet and J. J. Kennedy and W. A. Huff smith councilmen. Surprise at South Omaha. South Omaha , April 3. Thomas Hector democratic candidate , was el ected mayor of South Omaha yester day after one of the bitterest politl cal fights in the history of the city The complexion of the city council remains the same with the posslbil ity of a republican majority In case Steve Wnwryzinklewlcz , republican - publican candidate from the Flftli ward , should win out over his demo cratlc opponent , John Undttra , wlk now leads by a count of six votes. II is claimed that fourteen votes foi Wawryzlnklewics ; were not counted and a contest Is expected. Peter Wheeler , republican candidate for city clerk , defeated Frank Good present democratic Incumbent , by c large majority. On the whole the old city council was cleaned out with the exception of John Walters , democrat from the First ward , and John Riha re-publican from the Fourth ward. The revelation of yesterday's battle was the return1 of the democratic fire and police commissioners John Ryai and Joseph Plvonka to power wher they are under indictment for briber ] In the exercise of their official duties HISSISSIPPIJLOOD GRAVE Memphis Loses Gas Supply Serlout Situation Many Places. Memphis , Tenn. , April 3. With water tor pouring over the lowlands througl ; half a dozen gaps in private levees south of Cairo and washing the main embankments at several points , the flood situation along the Mississippi river this morning was grave. Officially it is predicted that the stage at Memphis will reach 45 feet Yesterday 44 feet was forecasted at the probable maximum , but today the prediction was revised. At 7 o'clock this morning the gauge showed 42. ( feet , a rise of .3 since 7 o'clock lasl night. Government officials are still optim istlc that they will hold the rlvei within bounds. So far all the mall levees are intact , although sevora points are regarded as dangerous The government embankment Inline diately west of Hickman , Ky. , which protects the Reel Foot lake base In several west Kentucky counties , the White river front at Moder , Ark. , and the levees near Linda , Mo. , are giving the greatest concern. Breaks iu pri vate levees at Blrspoint and near Commerce , Mo. , and at Hickuian , Ky. , have relieved the situation at Cairo and the flooding of that city which was threatened yesterday afternoon , will be averted. At Hickmanf the factory district where the levee broke Monday night , is inundated to a depth of from fifteen to twenty feet this morning and the business district is almost covered with water. New Ma drid , Mo. , and Columbus , Ky. , are also flooded. The gas plant and the sewerage pumping station In North Memphis went out of commission last night. Early today the supply of gas was cut off. Until the .watesr recedes , Memphis will be without that commodity. The flooded area in the northern section of the city is rapidly increasing. It ia estimated that 500 or more families have been driven from their homes , and practically every plant in that district has suspended operation. Neligh Dam Still Holds. Neligh , Neb. , April 3. Special to The News : During the past twenty- four hours the Blkhorn river at this point has risen fourteen inches , and at midnight last night it was rising at the rate of ono inch an hour. Clearwater - water reported during the early ev ening last night a rise of sixteen in ches at that place and fears were en tertained for the safety of the river bridge north of that point. Supervisor Reutzel was notified that it was sett ling during the afternoon. He stated that there were no piles to be had in Neligh and to convey a pile driver through the impassable roads was out of the question. Both the dams In this city are with standing the terrific strain upon them and no immediate alarm is given out by any of the mill employes. A con stant watch is being kept both day and night for the S. F. Gllman inter ests. Water High In the Ohio. Pittshurg , April 3. Heavy volumes of water coming out of the Allegheny i river for the past twenty-four hours have caused a sharp rise in the Ohio river and the weather bureau bore announces that 20 or more feet will be registered before night. The high water is caused by renewed rains above the headwaters of the Allegh eny for the past three days. GORGE BREAKS AT YANKTON. i i 1 So Appropriation by Congressman to i Dynamite It , is Unnecessary. ' Washington , April 3. A dramatic ending to the efforts of Senator j Gamble and Congressman Burke of I South Dakota to secure a $5,000 emer- j gency appropriation to be used in breaking an ic-e gorge formed on the Missouri river between Vermilllcn and Yankton , which threatens hun dreds of thousands of dollars' worth of property through the accumula tion of back water dammed by the gorge , came at about 3 o'clock when a telegram wns received that the gorge was broken and the danger was past. At the moment the message was received that the Ice bad given way , Senator Gamble was on his feet on the floor of the senate to present a Joint resolution calling for the ap propriation , and Congressman Hurkc- had just started for the.house cham ber with a similar resolution , both having paved the wav for Its immedi ate passage In both branches by con ference with the chairmen of the ap propriation committees. A New Postcffice Ruling. Washington , April 3. Postmaster * \\oro authorized by Postmaster Gen Hitchcock to send undelivered mat tcr "such as i > ' i" IMK . ! , pers , magazines and other periodical publications" to municipal authorities for distribution among hospitals , asy lums or reformatory institutions. Heretofore such matter has been sent to the dead letter office in Washing ton. GENERAL DU PONT TO GIVE MILLIONS FOR ROADS. Will Devote His Fortune to Highway Philanthropy. General T. Coleman du Pont , presi dent of the Du Pont Powder company , 'will give away much of his fortune for building roads for Delaware. While that state will be the chief beneficiary , adjoining states will be benefited , It being bis intention to continue his highways Into other commonwealths. The general himself made the an nouncement. Ho has decided to do this rather than to leave a big ; fortune to bis children , "dno million dollars will keep a family well , " he said. "By spending the remainder of my posses sions I can do my state great good. "I believe good "roads will do more good than libraries hospitals , and in fact than any of the usual forms of philanthropy , " he added. General du Pont has asked Oovernot Pennewlll to call a special session of the legislature to pass amendments to the law enacted at the last session which empowers General da Pont to build a $2,000,000 boulevard as a gift to the state. The extraordinary ses sion will bo called If two-thirds of the legislators agree in writing to pass the desired amendments. The amendments will give the donor authority to ex tend the proposed highway of 103 miles into other parts of Delaware in addi tion to making the beginning of its con struction this year a possibility. A poll will shortly be taken. MINISTERS TAKE NEW TITLES. Baptists Drop "Reverend" For "Mis ter" or "Pastor. " Baptist ministers of Chicago will hereafter be addressed as "mister" or "pastor , " according to a resolution adopted at a meeting of the Dapti.tt ministers' conference. "This Idea of addressing ministers of ( lie gospel as doctors ) , reverends and such titles is obnoxious , " said Judsoit B. Thomas , moderator of the confer ence , "ami 1 favor au entire ellmimi tlon of all titles excepting plain mis ter' or , if preferred at times , 'pastor. ' " NOTED "HOG CASE" ENDED. Litigants In Fight For Eight Dollar Pig Pay ? 250 Each and Attorney's Feas. After years of lititrsitlon over ths ownership of a pig , which originally cost $8 , the famous Anils-Combs "hot ; ease" has Just been ended in I ho cir cuit court at Hazard , Ky. By the llnal decision costs of $250 tire imposed upon each litigant in ad dition to attorneys' fees. The hog has Ions been dend. Great Britain's Potato-Crop. The potato crop of Great Britain for 1011 is estimated at 3.830.219 tons. Lost Balloon Comes Back , Harden , Saxony , April 3. Greal anxiety * was caused here by the dls appearance for four days of the large spiral balloon Count Zeppelin , wliicl 1 made nn ascent on March 31 , carry 1 Ing in the basket three Danish off ! iers who were training for the ellm i Inatlon contests on April 25 in connec i tlon with the International balloor cup ; ace. The balloon , however , de scendcd this morning after beiiu driven first to the North Sea am then to the Baltic , Pomeranla. Tin "Count Zeppelin , " which is to fak < part In the International race , has i gas capacity of 77fi95 cubic feet. LAFOILEITE WISCONSIN SENATOR SECURES OWN STATE DELEGATION. WILSON A WINNER OVER CLARK Early Returns In the Wisconsin Pri mary Election Show That La Foi- lotto Has Beaten Taft and Gained a Solid Delegation. Milwaukee , April , ' ' , . The returns of Wisconsin's first presidential primary election , which was held yesterday , vhllo far from being complete , shown hat Senator La Folletto has a big end over President Taft and that \Voodrow Wilson Is a sure \\inner > ver Champ Clark. Senator La Folletto appears to have gained a solid delegation , although R . . . Phillip , manager of the Taft earn- mlgu In the state , says his latest re- > orts indicate a possibility of the ( resident having won the delegates in ho Sixth district , Everything nsido 'rom this scorns to have gene La Fol- otto's way , including all the dole- ; atcs-at-lnrgo. Wilson appears to iavo led Clark In almost every dis trict. SOCIALISTS LOSE MILWAUKEE. Charges of Extravagance , High Taxes ant ) Blunders Are Reasons. Milwaukee , April I ! . Dr. ( ! . A. Bad- ng , non-partisan candidate for mayor. lefeated Mayor lOmll Soldo ! , the so- clallst incumbent , by a total vote of. 13,177 to 30,200. Of the thirty-three aldermen elect ed , twenty-six were nonpartisan and seven were socialists. With four so cialist holdover aldermen , the new- city council will bo composed of twen ty-six nonpartisan aldermen and elev en socialist aldermen. Among supposed causes for the defeat - feat of the socialist administration were high taxes , charges of extrava gance and allegations that several leading officials had made blunders in the administration of their offices. Nonpartisan leaders also charged that Mayor Seldel had created numer ous positions for socialists , some of which were brought Into Milwaukee from other states. THE RESULT IN CHICAJ3LQ , _ Twenty-five Democrats Eleven , Re publicans Win In Council. Chicago , April a. Twenty-five dem ocratic and eleven republican alder men were elected and bond issues carrying an expenditure of $5,630,000 were voted in the election here. A bitter factional fight between the Harrison and Sullivan forces marked the democratic aldermanlc race. The Sullivan followers lost , eighteen of the victorious democrats being aligned with the Harrison wing. The Harrison democrats wer particularly Interested In eight candidates and six of them were elected. The bond Issues which carried follow : $5,000,000 for outer harbor Improvements ; J250- 000 for bathing beaches ; $380,000 for a contagious disease hospital. The proposed Issues which failed , were : ? 2,245,000 for new police sta tions ; $1,814,000 for new fire engine houses. Generally speaking , the election was ( inlet. Rioting started at one polling place and for a time fifty men were engaged in combat. One man was rendered unconscious by a "billy. " Arrests followed. MORE IDLE COAL Number of Men Not Working m An thracite Fields , Increases. Piiilacu Ipliia. April : ! T ! . " : : : : > er of idle nifii in the unthrurltr n'ions was inert-used tod.iy by the hr. i.g : ctf of ndt'.ijtion.-i ! n-.en by the railroads which luise shipped pract.cal\ ! the coai destined tor outside markets out of the coal fields. Much of this < oal Is strung along railroad sidings near tidewater points. Teamsters Imulimr powder to the mine have also been laid off. More than 57,000,000 pounds of powder are lined each year li blas > tIng - Ing anthracite coa ! . The attempt of mine bosses to start operations at the Kntherine colliery , an independent operation in the North Umberland county district , today proved a failure. United Mine work ers and sympathizers canvassed the homes of the workmen employed at the colliery and persuaiVd their not to go to work. Considerable friction has been avoided in the Lnckawanna resioir where officers of district No. 1 g.ivo permission to members o ! the union around Scranton to operate washeriea provided the coal is used for the boiler rooms of the collieries to keep tjiem In good condition. The last big strike there was much rioting over the operation of washerles. Lewis Enters Politics. Bridegport , O. , April 3. Thomas L. Lewis , former president of the United Mine Workers , announced today his candidacy for the republican nomina tion for congress in the Sixteenth Ohio district. There are 17,000 union miners in the district. When Lewis was defeated for another term as head of the minors' union b/ John P. White last year , ho returned to his homo hero and secured work as i . miner.