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VOL. XXX LX NO. lfiG.
OMAIIA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22, 1910-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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Report of Teller ii Approved by
, Convention Protests Are Not
PRESIDENT LEWIS MAXES SPEECH
He Say "Obstructionists" Are Only
Playing Into Handi of Operators.
Beef Trust Will
Be Attacked by
Proceedings Will Soon Be Instituted
by Department of Justice Under
CZAR AND MIKADO
REPLY TO KN0V
"Hog on Ice"
Both Nations Reject
Movement to Combat Hi?h Prices is
Assuming a National
JAPAN HAS M. ..i OBJECTIONS
MANY THOUSANDS ARE ENR0LLEI
CHANGE IN MEETING PLACE
Operators Are Asked to Come to
Indianapolis for Joint Session.
DEFINITE PLAN FOR MERGER
Special Committee ! Appointed to
Draft Agreement for Consid
eration with Metal
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Jan. 21. At the
close of today's session of the convention
of the United Mine Workers of North
America the report of the tellers of the
balloting for international officers was de
clared to be final.' Protests by the oppon
ents of Thomas Lewis, re-elected presi
dent, that the votes of certain local unions
might be shown to be of questionable valid
ity were not pressed.
The new set of officers, which will take
charge of the administration on April . 1,
President Thomas L. Lewis, Uridgport,
Vice President Frank J. Hayes, Spring
Secretary-Treasurer Kdwin Perry, Oska
President Lewis, in accepting re-eleotton,
deolared that his political enemies within
the organization were succeeding only In
supplying ammunition to the operators,
whom the bituminous coal miners are to
meet on February 1 to negotiate a new
wage contract. The "obstructionists," he
said, by delaying the proceedings, were
piling useless expense upon the local unions,
which support the delegates In the conven
tion. Operators Asked to Indianapolis.
President Lewis opposed a motion, put by
his rival in the election for the presidency,'
William Oreen of Coshocton, O., that tho
operators of the bituminous coal fields of
western Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana
should be Invited to come to Indianapolis
fori the tri-state Joint conference with the
miners, Instead of meeting them at Toledo,
The motion, however,- was - carried and
the international officers and the presi
dents of the districts Included. In the tri
state agreement, with the addition of the
Illinois district, were appointed' a 'commit
tee to ask the operator to ohangs the
meeting place to this city.
The report of the tellers of the balloting
was read In the convention of the organisa
tion In this Vlty today, but the anti-Lewis
party succeeded in postponing a vote on
its adoption until afternoon.-
The convention was In a tumult before
and after the report. "Insurgents" sup
porting William Oreen attempted to delay
the report. After noisy demonstrations on
both sides and cries of "put him, out,"
directed against the speakers, it was de
termined to hear, the report first and the
After the report was read, Green de
manded the vote by districts In the anthra
cite region of Pennsllvanla and district No.
26 of Nova Scotia. The tellers had in hand
.only the totals and,' in the uproar, the
ichalrman adjourned the convention until
Alleired Spy Riles Convention.
A man of the name of HI vers of Alabama
stirred the convention of the United' Mine
Workers of American to a high pitch of
excitement today, though he was not pres
ent. If he had not left the city. President
Lewis said, ho probably "would go now,"
for he was " a secret age'nt of the oper
ators of Alabama." j
'iClll him!" shouted a delegate. ,
There was a laugh at thin, but no laugh
when there were general cries of "Throw
"He has vamoosed," suld President
W. R. Falrley, executive board member
for Alabama, said Rivers attended last
year's convention as a delegate and had
with him a deputy sheriff from Alabama,
K"tn officer that has no business In a min
Rivers was a member of the local union
at Carbondale, Ala., before the great
strike in that state, Falrley said, and since
then has heen, he declared, at Intervals In
the employment of the operators ot the
state aa a confidential agent.
Definite Plan for Merger.
A definite plan for the projected merger
of Uie organised metal and coal miners of
the United Statoa and Canada will be laid
before the convention by a committee
representing the coal miners here as
sembled and a visiting committee sent by
the metal miners of the Western Federa
tion of Miners.
President Lewis of the United Mine
Workers today named Its conference com
mittee as follows: T. L. Lewis, president;
John II. Walker, district 12; J. R. Lawson,
district 16; E. S. MoCullough, district Hi
C. P. Ollday, district 7; Jacob Rltter. dis
trict 13; Patrick Gilday. district t
The conference committee of the Western
Federation of Mlnqrs Is as follows:
Charles II. Mover, president; C. E.
Mahoney, vice president ; William David
son, executive 'board member; James
Devlin, Daniel Holland, M. J. O'Connor
and J. D. Cannon.
The two committee immediately will take
up the work of framing a coalatlon con
tract that will bring about either an
- amalgamation with one set of interna
tional .officers and one treasury, or an of
fensive and defensive working agreement
that wilt yet permit the Independent exist
ence of the metal and coal miners' organi
sations. NEMAHA. Neb.. Jan. 21 (SpecJal.-After
being suspended for a period of five
months, the Nebraska Advertiser, one of
the oldest. If not the oldest, papers In the
stute. will be revived again. The latest
moulder of public opinion halls from th
western part of the state. No change will
take place, except the politics, which will
be nonpartisan. Nemahans are showing by
actions, aa well as words, that they want
vspaper, and the new man will be en-
raged lit every way possible-
xovExxaTB or cobajt -rzAMaxxra.
SorTH MI-TON. . .Adriatic
WASHINGTON, Jan. It Proceeding
will soon be instituted' by the Department
of Justice against the no-called beef trust,
with headquarters at Chicago. Complaint
of aliened operations of the trust In re
straint of trade have been investigated by
the department. Suit probably will be
brought under the Sherman anti-trust law.
to File Views
President of Union Pacific Will Give
His Views of Merger Dismissal
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. Judge' R. S.
Lovett, president of the Union Pacific rail
road, has been given leave to file with thu
attorney general a written memorandum of
bis views on the request made of the gov
ernment to dismiss the suit Instituted by
it to dissolve the' merger of the Union Pa
cific and Southern Pacific railroads.
. This decision was reached , at the confer
ence yesterday between Attorney General
Wickersham, Frank D. Kellogg and C. A.
Severance, representing the government,
on the one -hand, and President Lovett,
Maxwell Evarts sounsel of the Union Pa
olfic, and one or two other officials of the
road, on the other.
' Th suit' was brOugnt ' under the Sher
man anti-trust law on the ground that the
merger of the new road was in restraint of
The following statement regarding the
conference was made today at the Depart
ment of Justice:
"Judge Lovett and his counsel .and asso
ciates, submitted to the attorney general
their contention that the government had
failed in the suit against the Union Paciflo
Railroad company and the Union Pacific
railroad to establish the fact that the trans
action therein questioned constituted a vio
lation of the Sherman act. and, therefore,
that the suit should be dismissed.
Upon the adjournment, of the meeting
leave was given to Judge Lovett to file a
written memorandum of his views, which
the attorney general will take under con
sideration before reporting to the president
his recommendations respecting the request
to dismiss the suit." ' -
Paid Money to
- . Black-Handers
Several. Victims of Ohio Blackmailers
Testify, ia Trial t
TOLEDO, O., Jan. St. A threat to kidnap
ome of his ten children induced Fabiano
Chinoola, a fruit dealer of Cincinnati, to
give up- $1,600, according to his testimony
In the trial of the fourteen alleged Black
Hand conspirators here today. Chlncola
said the payment was made In a room over
the saloon of Francesco Spedara, in Cin
cinnati, October 13, 1906, Spedara and Sal
vator Arrlgo, whom he knew, received the
The threatening letter demanded 13,000, he
said, but he' could not raise that much. He
received a letter telling him how to pay
the money, and he drew It from the bank.
Francesco Canot of Cincinnati said he
Journeyed to Pittsburg and paid $400 to
same man whom he could not identify.
Baptists Marcurlo of Columbus. O., testified
that he received four letters from Valley
City, N. D., each demanding 16.000. He
paid $SO0 through a third person, but could
not tell to whom the money went.
Ignazlo and Augustine Anarlno of Colum
bus, O., testified that they fled to Sicily
after dynamite was exploded under their
house in the spring of 1908. They received
another Black Hand letter in Italy.
E. F. Weber, a banker of Meadville,
Identified the signature on a letter to Sal
vatore Lima as being that of Pepplne
DENIES WORSE IS FAVORED
Warden of Atlanta Penitentiary
Asserts lea Kins; la Employed .
WASHINGTON, Jan. Sl.-Captaln Wil
liam H. Moyer, warden of the United States
penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga., was at the
Department of Justice today and entered
an Indignant denial of the published stories
that special privileges were being accorded
to Charles W. Morse, the New York banker.
Captain Moyer said it is true that, after
having been removed, the mustache of
Mr. Morse has been allowed to grow again.
Mr. Morse, he said, was employed in the
library and was being treated precisely as
any other prisoner in the Institution.
Hottlahan to M., K. A T.
FORT WORTH, Tex., Jan. 21.-Reports
are current in railroad circles here today
mai mwin nawiey win place 1 . it
Huulahau at the head of the ODeratinar de
partment of the Missouri, Kansas Texas
railroad as general manager. Mr. Houlahan
Is now general manager ot the Chicago &
Father Rigge is Doubtful
About Alleged New Comet
Father William J. RiTge, professor of
astronomy of Crelghton university, Is dis
posed to question the appearanoe of a
genuine comet in the southwest Thursday
"I thiuk It must have been a peculiarly
formed cloud." said Father Rigge. "and.
not a comet. While It Is true that Halley's
eoraet la now due, and Is visible under
favorable conditions through powerful tele
scopes, yet It could bardly be identified as
a oumet by unskilled observer In. any
event Its appearance through a telescope
would be that ot a small star, and could
only bt seen at present in the southwest
In the evening aud early In the morning
only under the conditions named.
Note is Friendly in Tone, but Conclu
sions Are Not Qualified.
BASIS OF RUSSIAN OPPOSITION
Proposition is Held to Be Without
Intrinsic Merit. ,
AMERICANS. ARE DISAPPOINTED
General Feellnic that Adoption of
Scheme Wosld Have Had Effect
of Minimising Proa pert
of War. '
TOKIO, Jan. 2t The reply of the Japa
nese government to the United States pro
posal for the neutralisation of the Man
churlan railways was handed to Amerlcnn
Ambassador O'Brien this afternoon. It la
a polite declination.
No Intimation of the contents of tha
memorandum of reply Is given, but the
best information obtainable Indicates that
the communication is brief and that the
declination to accept the neutralisation
proposition is based on several errounds.
the chief of which are:
The American plan would be of no ad
vantage whatever to Japan.
it would afford no advantage to China.
It would not change the commercial situa
tion in Manchuria, where Japan Is adher
ing strictly to Its pledges of an ODen door
and eqal opportunity.
It is understood that the reDlv Is
In terms of friendly appreciation of the
American purpose, but It is not of an argu
mentative character and its' conclusions
are not qualified.
Ituasla Opposes Plan.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 21.-Russla's
reply to Secretary Knox's note proposing
the neutralization of the Manchurian rail
roads was delivered to Ambassador Rock
The Russian communication rot. w
proposal for the neutralisation of existing
lauroaos. u states also that the Russian
government coldertf the alternative prop
osition for its Darticlnation In an i .......
tional syndicate for the construction of
me enm Chow-Algn line acceptable In
principle, but because of the Dolltica.1
strategical importance of the enterprise
ana its Deanng on the East Chinese rail
road Russia will defer a final' answer on
this subject oendlna- the receipt nf infnrma.
tton as to the principles of the American
Russia reserves the rteht tri 'haft nnnn
all such projects as affecting Its political.
strategic and economic Interests. -
me note Of reDlv 'throughout u : in a
friendly lone and the America n nrnnnalt Inn
Is criticised strongly on its Intrinsic merits.
American Officials Disappointed.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. Press telegrams
from Tokio and St. Petersburg recuived this
morning statej that the proposal of the
United States for the neutralisation of the
Manchurian railroads had been rejected
by both Japan and Russia, were read with
great Interest at the State department.
There Is no doubt that this result of
Secretary Knox's effort to eliminate the
Manchurian railways from the policies of
the far east, thus mlmlmlslng tha danger
of war, Is a keen disappointment to the
officials. Whether the matter will end
with the action of Japan and Russia, la
It is believed to-be quite possible that
with the rejection of the proposition to
neutralise the. railroads In Manchuria
owned by Russia and Japan the United
States may urge Its attention to the ques
tion of financing In conjunction with Great
Britain and other European nations the con
struction of . the proposed railroad, which
will run from Chin Chow Fu to Tsiuhar.
This road will tap the Russian Trans
slberian road at Tsitshar. This proposi
tion formed a part of Secretary Knox's
alternative neutralization plan and it seems
probable that all of the powers, including
Russia and Japan, may signify their will
ingness to co-operate with the United
States In neutralising thia .
WEDS. IN HOSPITAL CHAIR
German Takes This Means of Savln
Fortune Left Condi,
IOWA CITY, la.. Jan. 21.-Speclal.)-Propped
up In an Invalid chair, Fred Harde
cup of Relnbeck. Ia.. a victim e ......
senility, was married yesterday afternoon
... university nospital to Miss Anna
Holb, to save an estate of $15,000.
Hardecup was recently left $15,000 in a
German estate upon the condition that he
marry. On the point of death for almost
a,month, he rallied upon receipt of the
news, and yesterday afternoon hf
senior medical class he was married bv
r... it - . , ,
Hardecup Is 62 years of age. He has been
in the hospital for a year and It Is prac
tically his home. However n hi.
wife will take him to Relnbeck. where they
ins. in onae is ot years of age.
The wedding took place In the reception
room of the university hospital. The In
ternes rolled Hardecup Into the room in the
invalid chair and two nurses stood near
at hand, ready to administer stimulants
should the patient show fatigue from the
"I have not yet heard of any official ob
seivatlon of the alleged comet of last even
ing, and if such a celustlal visitor Is pres
ent In the southwest, and particularly of
the sise stated by a number who claim to
have seen It, Its sudden appearance la un
"1 do not wish to question the fact that
an object of comet-like appearance was
seen by many last evening, yet I am of
the opinion that it was but a peculiar
"We shall make a careful observation of
the alleged comet visitor this evening, and
will then be able. If the conditions are
favorablle, to report more fully upon It to
morrow. Personally, I did Cot see it last
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
CANNON RULES FOR LLOYD
Speaker Hilda that Democrat Has
Right to Resign from Committee.
DEMOCRATS WELL HOLD CAUCUS
Chairman Clayton Announces a Com
ml t tee of Seven to Outline Course
to Be ' Pursued by the . .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.-The rlght of
Representative Lloyd, of Missouri to tender
his resignation as a member of the Bal-llnger-Plnchot
Investigating committee was
today announced lri the house in a ruling
made by Speaker Cannon, Mr." Lloyd ten
dering his resignation, A vacancy upon
that committee was made and it probably
will be filled. when the bouse assembles
Bills (o relieve William Boldenweck, as
sistant treasurer of the United States at
Chicago, from responsibility In the loss of
$173,000 stolen from his office and to pay
registers of land offices back fees col
lected by them were passed by the house.
The day was largely devoted to a discus
slon of various prlvato claim measures.
At 6:08 o'clock p. m. the house ad
journed until Monday.
The senate was not In session.
The Joint congressional committee ap
pointed to Investigate the Ballinger-Pln-chot
controversy will hold a preliminary
meeting tomorrow.. Chairman Clayton Of
the democratic caucus announced the ap
pointment of the following committee to
consider the course to be pursued by the
deocrats in the matter of the composition
of tho investigating committee: Messrs.
Slsson (Miss.), Hitchcock (Neb.), Dixon
(Ind.), Palmer (Pa.). Ralney (111.), Rucker
(Mo.), Kltchln (N. C).
Soft Coal Fields
Secure Options on Eighty Per Cent of
New River Fields in West
' Virginia. .
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 2I-Local
representatives of the Guggenheim Inter
ests have secured 'options on 80 per cent
of the New river coal field, which com
prises 200,000 acres, as part of a plan to
combine the entire bituminous coal Inter
ests of southern West Virginia, the Fair
mont field and the holdings of the Pitts
burg Coal ' company. This will give the
Guggenhelms control of about 75 per cent
of the soft coal of the country.
ERIE REJECTS WAGE DEMANDS
Forty-One Other Railroads Will Take
Similar Artlon in Short
NEW TORK, Jan. 21. The Erie railroad
this afternoon formally rejected the de
mands of their trainmen and conductors
for increased wages. The rejection fol
lowed a friendly conference of the road's
officials and a committee of employes.
Forty-one railroads have yet to act on
the demands of their men, but by an un
derstood agreement they will reject them.
Conferences will follow the rejection.
Please bring your
in as early as pos
They are received for Sunday as
late aa 8:30 p. m. Saturday, but
It la beat to get them In early to
Insure proper classification.
If you cannot come down
town use the telephone.
Call Douglas 238 and ask
for the Want-Ad. Department
File of Nine Dead Animals Found in
Jackson's Hole Vigilance Com
. mittee Organized.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. f 11. Game
Warden Sorenson reports 'that a gang of
tusk, hutiters lias been slaughtering wild
elk... In Jackson's Hole he found nine dead
In one. pile. ' , - ' '
A report from Jackson, Wyo., says the
citizens theer have appointed a vigilance
committee ' and have warned' the tusk
hunters to leave the state, within forty-eight
hours. - ; "
Citizens of Uintah county are circulating
a petition In opposition to the Gros Ventre
winter, elk . reserve requested by congress.
Willing to Make
Place for Roosevelt
Representative Cocks of Oyster Bay
District Will Retire if Ex
President Will Run-
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. Confirming the
story of his readiness to retire from con
gress In favor of former President Roose
velt, Representative Cocks of New Tork,
who represents the Oyster Bay district,
where the Roosevelt home is located, added
today that he had Informally talked over
the subject with Mr. Roosevelt. , .
Representative Braldley, according to Mr.
Cocks,. Is likewise willing to give way In
the house of Mr. Roosevelt In the event the
ex-president should desire to enter con
The, conversation took place one night
last February. "The talk was entirely In
formal,", said Mr. Cocks, "and the presi
dent's expressions were given In a tentative
way. Incidentally the faot that John
Qulncy Adams had ocoupled a seat In con
gress subsequent to his presidential term
was brought up. .
"Mr. Roosevelt believed that the holding
of a presidential office did not bar -any
man from later taking up other public
duties. There was a reference to the pos:
elblllty of his again re-entering a presi
dential contest, but It was Just passing
"I want to say to you that the Roosevelt
friends are loyal supporters of President
Taft. I do not think that Mr. RooBevelt
has made up his mind yet what to do."
POWER SITES TO "STATES
Senator Carter Will 'Introduce Bill
Providing: for Cession by Fed
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. Senator Carter
will Introduce a bill which. In effect, will j
turn over to the state any government land
chiefly valuable for use In the development
nf water-power. The plan Js the reseult of
a conference between Senator Carter and!
western governors. '
Bar Scores Abuse of Habeas
Corpus in the Thaw Case
ROCHESTER, N. T., Jan. a.-In a re
port which scathingly rebuked the efforts
to liberate Harry K. Thaw from the
Mattes an asylum, the special committee
on ' the commitment and discharge of the
criminal insane recommended to the thirty
third annual meeting of the New lfrk
State Bar association the amendment of
the habeas corpus law. It Is suggested
that the) law be so amended that a person
confined In a private asylum may ask for
a writ of habeas corpus at any time and
without supporting affidavits, but that a
person confined In any state hospital for
the Insane or a state hospital for Insane
criminals, or a state hospital for Insane
convicts, may make an application for a
writ of habeas corpus only upon a written
i verified petition accompanied by a cer-
Itlfleate made under oath by two qualified
medical examiners In lunacy.
The report continues;
CfLLEGE MERGER PLAN OFF
Bellevue Trustees Make Formal
Declaration of Independence.
CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR MONEY
With Consolidation Scheme Blocked,
Effort Will Be Made to Secure
$160,000 to Insure Perma-
nenee of Old School.
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. Trustees of , Bellevue ' college,.' In session
Friday afternoon at the Toung ; Men's
Christian association building, formally and
finally voted to reject the proposition to
merge with Hastings college as ordered
by the Presbyterian synod at its last ses
sion. By taking this action the trustees have
made a declaration of Independences from
the synod and will endeavor to rehabilitate
the finances of the school and place It on
a sound financial basis. Plans. were made
for an immediate campaign to be launched
at once to raise funds to Insure the future
life of the school.
The following resolutions were adopted
by the trustees after the merger proposi
tion had been coldly turned down:
"Resolved, That the board of trustees
recognises that Bellevue college is a trust
committed to It for maintenance, protec
tion and development at Bellevue, and we
hereby express our determination to main
tain the college in Its Integrity at Belle
vue with all Its present functions unim
paired; that we recognize the necessity for
an immediate and aggres'lve financial cam
paign along the lines suggested by the
executive committee in October, and that
we take up and unremittingly prosecute a
campaign for the sepurlng of funds to the
amount of $150,000 at least. $50,000 of this
nmount'to be applied to current expenses
and $100,000 to be Invested as endowment,
and we, the trustees, pledge our individual
and collective active support In this en
deavor, and We Invite the frends of Chris
tian education throughout the state of Ne
braska and the east to Join In this work,
so that while the permanence of Bellevue
college Is assured, Its effectiveness may be
kppt up to a standard .of assured compe
tence." Hastings college has already given out
the impression that it. a weary of the
whole matter and wl-W nothing to coerce
or dissuade Bellevue. from Its position.
The legal action filed by Bellevue to en
Jcln the merger- probably will be dropped
now In view of the formal action ot
Bellevue and Hastings' attitude.
Those present at the conference were Dr.
Edwin Hart Jenks, H. E. Maxwell, Robert
Dempster, Judge A. L. Sutton and Henry
T. Clarke of Omaha, Dr. W. A. Kearns of
Beatrice, Dr. R. H; Braden and Mr. Btirtch
of Bellevue, Dr. W. If. Bets of South
Omaha and Dr. McClure of Council Bluffs.
Omaha Boys to riny St. Joseph.
Oniaha H!eh school sent six of the mem
bers of Its basket ball snuad to St. Joseph
to play St. Joseph Hifth school tonlgrit.
Omaha experts to find the St. Joseph team
one of Its hardest opponents during the
season, as the Missouri lads have made a
fine showing so far. The Omaha boys have
been practicing their passing and throwing
In the last week and hope to take In an
other victory. The sriuad consists of Eur
dick, captain; F(nely. Trimble, Dodds, Rec
tor and Patton. rqCh Cams accompanied
uhe team on Its trip.
"To emphasise the need for ttils remedy
reference should be made to a well known
case which has been .In the public eye
for a long time, where a murderer, hav
ing escaped the consequences of his crime
by the plea of insanity, Is trying to escape
the consequences of his plea by means of
a continuous performance In habeas corpus.
"A youthful debauchee of great wealth,
trained to believe that his money gave him
a right of freedom from ail restraints. In
heriting an abnormality of mind likely to
develop Into homicidal acts, reading a de
based and Ignoble life, without a thought
ot the responsibilities which wealth Im
poses upon Its owner, commits a foul and
cowardly murder In a public resort. He is
sent to the asylum for the Insane. From
this he plans to get free upon successive
writs of habeas corpus, which he purposes
to apply for so long as his purse will enable
him to pay sealous counsel and unscrupu
Kansas City and Cleveland Art
Taking the Lead.
LOWER PRICES ARE LOOKED FOB
Packing Houses in Western Citiei
Expected to Make Reductions.
DES MOINES RETAILERS MAKE CUT
Prices Will Be liaised Aarnln ns Soon
aa Storks on Hand Are Gone
Lower Prices mi Mil.
CHICAGO, Jan. 21. The movement to
combat the high prices of meat spread
rapidly today and Is assuming a national
charnct?r. Coincident with the growth of
the movement camo announcements from
Milwaukeo and Cleveland that the price ot
meat had dropped. In Milwaukee . two
retail butchers quoted porterhouse steak
at 10 cents a pound, sirloin at the same
price and other meats In proportion. The
wholesale price of beef fell oft IB cents a
hundred pounds In Cleveland.
From Denver came tho report that
Samuel Dutton, president cf the Wcstcrti
Hotel Men's Protective association, an
nounced that the proposition of cutting
down the consumption of meat would be
brought before his organization at a meet
ing to be hold here on January 23. Dis
patches from Baltimore, Kansas City, Mil
waukee, Memphis, I'lttsburgand other
cities told cf the rapid growth of the move
ment. Cleveland, credited with being the
originator of the scheme, now has 30,000
names enrolled in the crusade, while Kan
sas City reports' 80,000.
The heads of tho loading packing houses
of Kansas City and Chicago refused to
discuss the effect of the movement upon
NEW YORK. Jan. 21 New Tork to-'
day Joined forces with Us sister cities In
making a fight on the nigh prices of
meats. Scores of laboring men and others
are making pledges to abstain from using
meat for thirty days, while many others
are only eating meat once a day. Mrs.
Anita Comfort, prominent in club circles,
has come, forward with a suggestion that
1,000,000 housewives unite to force prices
down. , s .
' ' Cleveland Experts Lower Prices...'
the meat boycotting move which started
here this week as a remedy for the in
creased cost tf moat Fs--c6ine general
local , packers - and dealers expect lower
prices in the Kansas , City and .Chicago
While the number of pledges of ab
stainers la ot, great 'compared to the
total population the movement is grow
ing. The wholesale prloe of beef fell off IB
cents a hundred pounds here today. Hog
prioes are steady. There has .been a
slight decrease in the price of eggs fol
lowng the boycott on eggs started yes
terday. The city council will investigate
the high food prices.
Meat Prices Reduced.
DES MOIMKS, Jan. 21. (Special Tele-'
gram.) The price of meat dropped Z cents
la the retail shops of Des Moines, due to
cS created demand. Dealers claim It will
tfe raised again as soon as the supply In
the hand ot local dealers Is exhausted.
Petitions which were circulated in Des
Moines today were signed by (cores of men
and women, who agreed to eat no meat for
thirty days. The' unions hava not as yet
taken any official notice of tha crusade.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 21. Porter
house steak, 10 cents a pound; sirloin steak,
10 cents f pound; pork steak, 14 cents a
pound; veal steak, T cents a pound. These
are some of the prices quoted In advertise
ments In Milwaukee newspapers this aft
ernoon by two retail butchers who have
responded to the agitation of a most strike
in Milwaukee. One advertisement Is headed
"Meat Is Coming Down," and the prices
are far below those quoted for months past.
ElsTbtr Thousnnd Dieters.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.; Jan. 21. That 80 000
people In Kansas City will Join the anti
meat eating crusnde during the next ten
days is freely predicted by labor leaders
The building trades council, with a mem
bership of 5,000, representing eighteen
crafts and thirty local lodges, will meet to
night, when it is practically assured a reso
lution will be passed pledging the mem
bers to refrain from eating moat for thirty
Tho Industrial Trades' council, which has
13,000 members and represents ninety-nine
crafts, will meet Sunday to take similar
The Building Trades' council and the In
dustrial Traces' council hold the balance
of power In the labor organizations of the
The Carmen's unions are enthuslastlo
supporters of the crusado and have voted
today to refrain from meat eating.
The Allied Printing Trades' council,
which has 5. M0 members, has called a
meeting to take action on tho matter.
Hotel Men Are Stirred.
DENVER, Colo.. Jan. 21.-S0methlng of a
national character Is to be given the re
cently Inaugurated boycott, according to
Samuel Dutton, president of the Western
Hotel Men's Protective association. The
proposition of cutting down the consump
tion of meat will be brought before that
mody at a meeting to be held In Chicago,
January $1, when tho association will.be
made national. i
"Unless something is done to curtail the
consumption of meat," said Mr. Dutton to
day, "the time Is coming when the poor of
this country will be no better off than
the peasants of Europe.
"When the people learn they con llva
Just as well and feel much better end cut
i dowsi their household expenses by eating
more vegetables the condition ot the work
ins class will be greatly Improved."
"liar No Meat" Buttons.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 2L Buttons bearing
the Inscription "I don't buy meat. Do
you?" appeared on the Streets here In Urge
numbers today following the action of local
Federation of Labor, which adopted a reso
lution calling on labor unionism and their
sympathisers to abstain from eating meat
for one month.
The demand for buttons Is not confined
to laboring men, mora than half tha ra-
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