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VOL. XLI-XO. 240.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORXLXG, . MAKCII 23, 1912-TWEXTY PAGES.
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iSidna Edwards, Member of Eillrrille
Baidert, Arrested Without
1 Showing Besistanee.
JSmZD FOOT FAILS OUTLAW
Young Kan Found Wandering About
Hungry and Without Purpose.
STIFF EXAMINATION PLASHED
Prisoner Will Be Taken to Roanoke
for Safe Keeping.
OTHER ASSESTS EXPECTED SOOH
Coap Is Plsaae by Geveraer Mama
aad Grlaa Sllrteeo Caa
f ideal Talkatlvraeaa (
HILLSVHJ.E. Va.. March Si-Sldna
Edwarde. nephew of Side Allen, and one
cf the Allen gang which took to the
mountain after tha court house assas
sinations her. wss arrested today at
Lambsburg. Va., without realatance. by a
Im of detective. Edward fa being
brought here. Ill capture leads to the
'belief that others of the mountaineer
soon will be la custody.
Taunt- Edward as arrested by De
tectives Tom Felt and W. W. Phauta,
v. ho found him wandering about aimlessly
and hungry. Ilia foot, burned recently
In a distillery, had troubled Mm (really
and It Is believed be was unable to keep
'up with the awlft changes of base made
by the other fugitives,
He probably will be put through a
ii examination wnea he aets here.
but there Is little thought that be wUI
' dim-lose the movements of his kinsmen.
Sldna Is a rears old and a splendid
t po of the young mountaineer. ,11
standi over six feet In height, weighs
between 1M and IM pound, has dark
hair and blue eye. At first a reward
of only WOO was offered for his capture,
but after Investigation aa to bis part lit
the shooting Governor Mann Increased
the amount to fl.e-a, the same as offered
for the capture, dead or alive, of Bldna
Alien, leader of the clan. It Is probable
Edward will be taken to Roanoke for
f.averaar Flan Caaspalaa.
' This community awoke today m a state
of excited expectancy'' over Governor
Mann's , announcement yesterday that
mteps War being taken which he believed
would result In the capture of tlx Allen
the latter (art of this week or tbe first
of next week. No inkling ot the nature
of. the proposed oup baa been given out,
I however, a grtro silence having taken the
place ot the early confident talkative
' w.f th atal nttr4mlm Vmp hat InfnmA.
eiaW.taa as a thai aiaaa-and. s-rwvemente of
the searchers will lea, to tbe fugitive
aa even resulted la aa attempt te tensor
pre dispatches. '
Aooordlug to torles reaching here.
Sldna Allen and bis four nephews not
only have been In Ibis vicinity, since they
shot up the Carroll court a week aro
yesterday, but Bldna weakened by
wound, actually baa slept two nights at
,lile own home. It Is said that the moun
taineer have constantly watched their
pursuers through field glasaees and have
used successfully a rifle shot cod sys
tem. Floyd Allea Kakee Statesseat.
Floyd Allen.' the old man whoa sen
tence to a yest- In jail for Interfering
with an officer, precipitated the killing
of Judge, prosecutor, (herlff, a Juror, and
ui) innocent young girr, haa given out
tin Interview from the Roanoke Jail, care
fully censored by hia attorney. No ref
erence to the tragedy itself was made by
the prisoner. He gave a eketch of his
life and an account of the event lead
lag up to hi indictment for Interfering
.with an officer and denied emphatically
that be had ever made "moonehtne"
whiskey. Ills son, Victor, also a pris
oner, said be took no part In tha court
house shooting; that he went to Hllls
t Ills unarmed to take a witness for his
father, and after the tragedy made no
effort to get away because he waa Innocent.
Vetera a. I'llot Retires.
WINONA. Minn.. March -Captain
'John Wlthrow, ; years old, haa an
nounced hia retirement as a pilot on the
! Mississippi river tifter fifty years nf
service, tie baa tha distinction ot having
'been a pilot on every class of boat which
has plyed the upper stream. -
The National Capital
Friday, March IS, 113.
The Senate. -
In aession it J a n.
Senator gmoot introduced a bill for
tlie consolidation of all federal health
agencies into the United States public
Manufacturer opposed the chemical
tariff revision bill before the finance com
mittee) Interstate Commerce eommleslon voted
to recommend additional trust legislation
and also agreed to recommend federal in
corpuiation. A resolution of regret at the resignation
cf Dr. Wllev, offered by renal or Mar
tine, waa objected to by Senator Ual
Unger. Foreign relations committee reported
fur seal traty bill.
Met at rtoon. ,
Labor committee beard advocates nf
Hughes-Borah Industrial commission bill.
Consideration of resolution calling on
secretary of r war far the number of
Apache Indiana held prisoners of war at
Fort Hill. Okl.
Representative Palmer of Pennsylvania
made an unsuccessful attempt to die
charge the Indian affairs committee
from further consideration of bla resolu
tion calling for Information on the Apache
Adjourned out of respect to the mem
ory of KepreeentaUve Foster of Vermont
at 1 o'clock until noon Monday.
Republican members of the ways and
means committee Introduced a won tariff
revision bill In accordance with their In
terpretation of the tariff board report.
A California wine manufacturer, oppos
ing the bill to prohibit liquors from wet
states into ory states, tola tne juaiciary
committee the beet cure for drunkenness
waa to encourage the use of wine.
Dr. Mary Walker
Refuses to Call
NEW- TORK, March -Dv. Mary
Walker' stead fast refusal to have a
physician attend her during her serious
Illness here brought forth a statement
today torn Mrs. Nellie B. Vsa Sllnger
land, secretary of tha Betterment league.
who bas been almost constantly at the
bedside. The statement says that Dr.
Walker spent a "very bad night" and
"As I sm nearly collapsed myself with
tha six sleepless nights and anxious, busy
days, I have written two of Dr. Walker's
wmea relatives that soma one must
come to share, tha responsibility. Dr.
Mary refuses to let any one but sayaelf
and a Japanese servant do anything for
her; and the day and night vigils arc
beyond our physical endurance; henos
I shall be forced to have assistance from
soma direction, even though It Is against
her emphatically expressed wishes, for
her awn good.
Dr. Walker's mind la as keen and
alert aa aver and h la watching her
own progress with Intelligence; aad with
Thus far she bas proved the power.
of mind over medicine, aa Well as mat
ter, I should say." " " 1 j.
Wind and Sleet Add .
to Damage by Plood
Along the Mississippi
ST. LOC1& Mo., March It-Snow and
rain, which fell yesterday and last Bight,
bars demoralised transportation and wire
communication In Illinois and Missouri.
A heavy wind added greatly to the damage.
Taylorvillt and Jacksonville, III., arc In
the grasp ot tha worst sleet storm la
years. Public utilities have been crip
pled and Taylorvlll Is isolated.
Tha Missouri river at this point 1
higher than It has been at any tints for
two years, and Is rising at a rats that
causes alarm among farmers in the Bottoms.
Tbe gauge at Cairo, III., reglstsred 4U
Ibis morning, a rise of J.J for the twenty-four
hours. Tba water is within tea
inches of the danger mark.
Tha Mississippi river rose I.S feet at
St. Louis during the last twenty-tour
hours, tbe gauga reading 37 feet at an
early hour this morning. The danger
mark here Is thirty feet.
DAVENPORT, la,. March 3. -The Mle-
cissippt river rose another foot sine
yesterday morning, making a total of
four feet in as many days.
-' FOR NEBRASKA Unsettled, with at
air rain; warmer.
for IOWA Unsettled and wanner.
f easperatare at Omaha Veaterday.
Highest yesterday ,
Iean temperature .
a a. m U
7 a. m
a m...... It
a. m 17
M a. m a)
11 a. m ?
K m s
1 p. m a
p. m as
4 p. an St
5 p. in W
t p. rn........r.... 3
7 p. m 34
Local Mi eoid.
I5U. U1L 11. IMS.
. 32 i as 5
..I N a
. 2 at 73 S
'Tra..iotttlon . -P
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal. .
Deficiency for tbe day o
Total deficieaey since March 1 Si
Normal precipitation .ttlnch
Deficiency for the day M luck
Total ouniall since March 1.... Let inches
Excess since March 1 X.S7 inches
Deficieaey for cor. period ml.. . inert
Deficiency for oar. period ttl.. XI inch
Resorts frame gtatlaaa at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. Hlrn Raln
ol Weather. Ian. today, fall.
Cheyenne, part cloudy.... 34
Davenport, dear a
Denver, clear 3
' le Moines, clear IS
Dodge City, cloudy as
laynder. clear t
North Platte, clettdy 3t
Omaha, dear 3
Puabio. cloudy .-..I C
Rapid CHy. cloudy X
rit Lak City, clear... et
. Santa Fa, pan cloudy.., m
rUiertdan. snowli" 74
Sioux CUy, eioody
: ValantlBa. dear a
U a. WbTLSU, Local Forecaster.
xs ' a
Girl Plaintiff in '
Slander Suit Faints
on Witness Stand
CHICAGO. March 2.-Mias Lather
Mercy collapsed on the stand today while
testifying In her slander suit for Sl.oo
against Dean Marlon Talbot of tha Uni
versity of Chicago. Her coi lapse cams
aa she was telling ot her barring from
claases at the university.
The young woman declared that aha
sought Dean Vincent, then a member of
the Chicago faculty end now president of
the University ot Minnesota, and asked
Mm to sid her.
"Ha told me that be had left tha en
tire affair in Miss Talbot's hands." said
Miss Mercy. 8 he pointed her finger at
President Vincent, who was in tba court
room, and exclaimed. In a shaking voire.
"Dean Vincent knows it hi the truth and
be can't look ma in the eye."
Miss Mercy declared that Dean Talbot
bad used words to bar directly attack
ing her character.
"She told ma that the sooner I left
tba university tba batter It would be for
MELVILLE LEAVES FUND
FOR CARE OF THE AGEO
PHILADELPHIA. March C The will
of the talc Rear Admiral George W.
Melville, probated here today, acts aside
a fund estimated at tUeeuf for placing
d canning poor aad aged persona In insti
tutions where they can receive proper
care. Such persons must be of tha Prot
estant faith ex. of. the Society of Friends
and must be over S years of ace. No
persoa preserving any traces of the AM -can
or Asiatic race Is eligible to become
a beneficiary under tha term ot the will.
Five tsouaand dollars la given to the
mechanical engineering school of tha Uni
versity of Penaartvansa and similar
ot Ccaumbia aulvwntti aad etereas lav
Premier Asquith BejeoU Amend
ment to Minimum Wage Bill
Offered by Unions,
CLOSES D00K TO SETTLEMENT
Labor Member Says Action Means
Continuation of Struggle. .
OBJECTS TO FHI3G THE BATE
Liberal Leader Says it Would Be
Maximum, Rot Minimum.
CONDITIOITS GROwTSO WORSE
Every Day Adda ta Number at
Vaesnplored, aad Tbaasaade Are
Depending (.'pan Charity ,
'?vvT - Lie TlanAa T Win Toil o Vnn "Tacks
LONDON. March a -Premier Asquith
la the House of Commons this afternoon
refused to accept tha miners' amend'
raent to tha minimum wage bill providing
a minimum of fl.S and cents aa the
dally wage for men and boys, respectively.
Enoch Edwards, labor member of Par
liament and president of the Miners
Federation of Great Britain, at once an
nounced that th premier's rejection of
the miner's amendment closed the door
to aa Immediate settlement ot the atrike.
Arthur i. Balfour's motion for ths re
jection of tbe minimum wag bill waa de
feated and the government measure
passed Ita second reading In the House
of Commons last night by a majority at
13-a larger majority than the minister
ialists themselves had hoped tor. The
vols stood MS to 73. Th laborltes aad na
tionalists voted with the government.
Tha bill still has te run the gamut of
th committee stage. It was her that the
miners' representatives In Parliament en
deavored to procure the acceptance ot
amendments fixing . minimum rates ef
wages. , i ,
The bouse bad Just entered on tbe com
mittee stag of the minimum wage bill
whea the miners' amendment was moved
and Premier Asqulta's pronouncement ,
th gravity ot which wsa Immediately
recognised, because it Is practically cer
tain to bring about another dead look,
caused a sensation among the member.
In opposing th miners' amendment the
premier said that he waa Inclined to
think th figures reasonable ones, but
that it waa most undesirab'.s to Insert la
th bill any pacific ulnlmum wag cr to
establish the precedent of fixing the rate
of wages by act ot Parliament It would,
he pointed out. be peculiarly dangerous to
the men themselves, because if Farlia.
ment once expressed It Judgment that
ILS waa a fair minimum wag that sunt L
would be bousd to be trsated ss tht
msTtmum. - , v " ( r ' e
Enoch Edwards, th miner' leader, de
clared th decision announced by th p re
mi sr bad chattered hi hope that th
final form ot tba blU would oommend
Itself to tbe good sens of bath side. The
refusal ot ' tha amendment meant tha
das or of th door which yesterday dp.
peered open ta a settlement
Andrew Bonar Law. th official leader
ot th apposition, aided with th govern
ment, which be said, could not have
takes any other tour.
Ceaatrr Fweea Oiwat Crlal.
If th mtntr refuse to return te work,
th government must fsos tbe necessity
ot takmg these "other and different
measure ' foreshadowed by the premier
yesterday and which are believed to
mean adequate protection for those men
desiring to return to work.
Despite the decisions ef the unions
there already Is, particularly In Scot.
land, a steady trickling of tbe miners
hack to the pita. Even with a general
resumption, however, the mines will not
be In working order again before Easter,
aad soma ot th smaller one which
have been flooded will never be reopened.
In the meantime starvation faces the
Industricl populstlon ef the country. The
funds ot the trades unions are running
low and In some places this week's pay
met of out-of-work benefit will to th
At B'jraiem, in Staffordshire, one of tbe
centers of tbe potteries district. .M
meals have been served by the vicar of
tbe parish in the last eleven daya, for
which a small charge his been made.
Now the people of the district are unable
to bear the burden of paying even a
penny for tba meal, and are compelled
te fall back on charity. , ,
In Wales and Scotland and In tbe In
dustrial districts of England, relict work
has been started and soup kitchens es
tablished. There la scarcely a mining
village In Scotland where the children
are not being fed by the publio author!.
The werk of relieving the dletrea Is
getting beyond the means of the local
charities and demands are being mad
oa the government to take It tip.
It is estimated the Aimers thus far
have lost in wages besides the
depletion of tbe union funds.
Leases ta Waves Ksorassa
Factories and woefc of all kinds all
over the country continue to close down
and all the railroads are reducing their
services to the minimum. The food sun
plies from abroad aaw are threatened.
The bacon factories and creameries of
Denmark, which depend entirely on Eng
land for their coal, will soon have to
discontinue their shipments to this coun
try. News comes today that one of the Sooth
American governments 1 commandeer
ing the stocks ot coal on band at Its
ports for naval purposes, which will pre
vent tbe shipment et meat te England. -It
ia officially declared today that tbe
Derbyshire pita will not be reopened unt'l
th surface man's demands tor Increased
wage have been compiled with
in political circles It hi thought the re
turn ef Mr. Balfour to the leadership ot
tbe unionist party be the House of Com
mons is more than a temporary ensv aad
that la the big debates be will take the
actual If not tha titular leadership of the
Three swdltere ejeateaced.
' Three editors and printers of the Com
munist paper. Tbe Syndicalist who were
arrested for issuing Inflammatory pub
Heatlona shortly before the arrest ef
Tom Mann, tbe labor leader, were sen
tenced at tbe Old Bailey aasloas today
ta term ranging from sis to nine moatha
Imprisonment at bard labor.
- " - . . . ; .
From th St. .Lout Globe-Democrat . ' ,..-' , . . ,.t, -..
TAK& SHAO KI AT SHANGHAI
Premier et Chinese Bevublie if Op-
- tlmistie About Outlook.
AMHICA PROPERTY DAMAGED
Standard. Oil Company Mahee rialas
far Million Taela tar Plant
and Stack Destroyed at .
; ' Haakew. .
8HANUHAI, March St-Premler Tank-
ShoJ-Tl arrived hare toddy, from Peking
and was met on th quay by a guard of
honor cf Chinese troops- He waa escort od
ta bis hotel by detachments of French
and British police. The premier probably
will leave Nanking tomorrow. No official
announcement concerning th constitu
tion of the cabinet -will be made prior
to Its submlastoa for ths approval ot the
national assembly at Nanking. Taw Shao
Tl la- optimistic, about the situation in
China. He says all - question concern
ing loans' and tbe organisation of the
republican government will be solved
satisfactorily within the shortest possible
time. ' '
Asserteaa Prepertr DansaeTed.
MONO KONO. March tL-Troubte Is
brewing between the verlous sections of
the population In the province ef Kwang-
81. and sn outbreak may occur at any
moment, according to reporta received
During Ihe fighting at Swatow tbe
standard Oil tanks and warehouses were
struck frequently fey bullets. -Tbe Stand
ard Oil company which baa Ita bead
quarters here has put In a claim for
104 004 tael (about S7.0OO), for damage
done te Its property during the course
of the fighting at Hankow.
The commander ot the United State
monitor Monterey when It was reported
to aba that American property bad been
damaged at Swatow, landed, a party of
men. He had Informed the leaders of
tbe Chinese troops that be did not wish
to dictate to tbetn where they should
fight battles, between themselves In their
own country, huf Informed them that be
wss prepared to protect American prop
erty. The Chinese promised him that
they would put a stop to th burning
and looting. ,
Ouerina fighting la a till proceeding at
Canton and la tbe vicinity, but vassals
can. now proceed along tbe back reaches
of tbe river ha comparative safety.
Prof. Charles W. Eliot, president
emeritus of Harvard, who tl here. Is pro
ceeding to Canton. Peklag and Hankow.
GENERAL JOHN W.NOBLE
DIES AFTER MONTH'S ILLNESS
ST. LOUIS. March E. -General John W.
Noble, who waa secretary ot the Interior
la President Harrison's cabinet died here
this aftemon. He bad been sick a month.
How It Feels
to Be Cartooned
Read what Victor
TSbsewater, editor of
The Bee, says of
his e jperience.
Uluitratioiu in Point.
The Sunday Bee
Advise: All Single r
Persons to Adopt One
or More Children
8T LOUIS. March S.-"Vry Hagl
man or woman who earns tM a week or
mere should adopt a baby. If fee or aba
earn MO a week, two babies should fee
adopted," said Dr. Lindsay Wynekoop ot
Chicago, In speaking at th national oon
grece of mothers In ssaslon here today.
'Ths taking ear of a child la act a
burden." continued Dr. ' Wynekoop," a
she explained te th delegate that al
though ah had three of her ewa she had
adopted a girl "It does more to build
op the character of a man than anything
else. It makes him responslbl for a
human being, and It probably will sav a
"Th death rat ot babies placed In in
stitutions Is higher than ot tbe babies
placed In private homes. On out ef two
babies placed In institutions dies and we
must stop this waste."
Dr. Wynek oop's remsrks were made la
her report on "Child Hygiene la nil
note." William Hard of New York mad
a plea for equal rights of fathers and
mothers in the gusrdlanship ot children.
Kecovered from Mine
at McCurtain, Okl,
McCUrtTAIN. Okl., March E.-Twenty
nine corpses found late last night were
removed from the mine ot tbe Ban
Boise Coal company and efforts were
renewed to locate seven other mlnera.
Wben Ihe fats of these seven Is ascer
tained the entire lis will have beta ac
Twenty-five were taken out alive and
tbe bodies of eighty-four bav been re
covered. A small army of men this morning be
gan tbe work of digging graven tor tbe
blast victims. . Among those at work in
the cemetery with pick and shoved are
men from all walk of life, for there
was not enough common labor available
Wednesday's disaster has left sixty-five
widows and Zo4 fatherless children.
WESTERN COLLEGE MEN
WORTH FIFTEEN A WCEK
CHICAGO, March It College men grad
sated from western Institutions, In the
opinion, of President Charles F. Thwlng
of Western Reserve university, are worth
at least tU a week.
"An educator In the east recently placed
the value of eastern graduates at Ss a
week." said President Thwlng today. "My
experience Is that western graduates ran
command at least S more thaa that "
He bad words ot appreciatloa for
wealthy men who have given targe asms
to educational Institutions.
DENYER CHURCHES WILL
BUILD BIG SANITARIUM
DENVER, March XL-Tha largest instl-
tut loo m tbe world for care of tubercular
natlents Is planned for Denver, amriea
ot Incorporation were tiled with the
secretary ot state today for tbe Institu
tion which will be supported by nearly
all of the protesiaat churches ot the city.
Th Institution will Involve the Invest
ment of a ntjllloa dollars sad sn active
eamDsias to raise funds is now ander
EODES TO MEDICAL SCHOOL
Lanoditsr Coroner Will Tu.-n Tnem
Oter Unlet BelstiTil Act.
REED'S HEARISO JS . UgCOLff
Esaviet A reacted la Otsaha Is
sand Over a Llaeala an Charge
at Saaacarllaaj Weapese lata
Teal tew Iters.; s ,
The bodies of Grey and Dowd, th con
vict killed In the battle with offtoar.
may fee given te medical colleges. Up to
data as relative has claimed either, Gray
is wpneesd to have no relatives In the
United Statea. but a brother Is living In
Ireland aad another in Australia. Dowd
I supposed to have a brother and sister
In Aberdeen. S. D.. but offlclala at that
place have tailed to locate them. , Unless
relatives claim the bodies by the tore
part et peat week they will be turned
ever to soma medical college.
Hartford Reed, colored, and former con-
elct, was held tor trial yesterdsy ta the
court of Justice Stevens on tbe chaise
of aiding and abetting Albert Prince In
th killing of Deputy Warden Davis at
th penitentiary February U.
Mrs, Owea'e Teallmeey,
Th principal witness against him wss
Mrs. LI 111 Owen, 1641 North Eighteenth
street. Omaha. She testified that Reed
told ber be gave Prince the knife with
which be subsequently killed Davis. . she
says be also admitted ta her that be gav
tbe nitroglycerine and revolver to
"Shorty", Gray. .
She testified that she knew Gray. Reed
aad Prince, - and' that Prince and Reed
bad been at ber bouse before either of
them were sent to prison. . He told her,
she said, that Reed admitted ha passed
the knife to Prince while both were
working m the broom factory at th
prison, where both were convict at the
time, and that the revolver wss given to
Gray while both were in th prison.. and
that he had stolen th revolver while he
was a trusty.
After the evidence of Mrs. Owens and
a boarder at her home. Charles Cltft, bad
been Introduced. Reed'a attorneys moved
te dismiss, arguing that ths trial was one
of a series ot prosecutions designed to
reach all tbe witnesses subpoenaed by
Prince. The motion was overruled.
Batleaal Ciaaurd Withdrawa.
Penitentiary affairs continue to absorb
large portion of th time ot the gov
ernor. A portion ef the national guard,
which has been oa duty there ever since
the escape of the convicts, was withdrawn
yesterday and additional members will be
relieved from duty ss the regular force
of guards 1 built up and reorganised.
On additional guard was named yester
day, Louis Leonard ef University Place.
Tbe governor went out to the Institution
In tne afternoon and had a conference
with Warden Mellck.
' Mrs. Bleat ta Sae.
Word bas been received here that Mrs.
Roy Blunt may sue for damages. Ths
Blunt and Anderson families have en
gaged tbe ear-rices of Judge Begley of
Paptlttoa to represent them at the inquest
next Tuesday. Mrs. Blunt's maid en name
TO TAKE OFFERS
1 1 ii
Compromise Proposals of Soft Coal
Operators Toted Down by Work
en in Clereland.
OWmS WOULD FAT SAKE WAGE
Second Proposition is to Frerent
Suspension in Any Cue.
WHITE SATS WILL STAKD PAT
Laborers in Coal Mines Hot on Par
with Other Workers.
OPERATORS' ACTIOS HOT FETAL
Arranajesaeats Made far Steeaavealaa
"If Abf Chaaao Develapa Iresa ,
MceXlag at I'alea'a Policy
teas at It tee.
CLEVELAND, ' O'., March xt-Two
com prom laa offers by the operators ware
voted down by the miners today. These
' That the present wags aad working
scale be continued for two years after
its expiration on April L .
That there be no suspension of tha
mines on any account.
Tbe miners had asked for a 1 per
cent Increase In pay and a shortening ot
working hours. As against this tba
operators bad asked that th wage seals
be cut W par cent. Tbe offer of tba
operators to continue the present wage
scale was la the nature of a compromlae.
Indications . that the operators and
miners del states would at' come to aa
immediate settlement were ihown la tha
afternoon, when - a subcommittee, com
posed of eight mtnera and eight operators,
began considering a compromise which,
they ware to report back to th full con
ference. - .
The full conference, composed ot sixty
four members, for two days had heard
tha demands of the miners for a 1 per
cent Increase and a reduction ot a day a
working hour from eight to seven, with
five hours sn Saturday, and bad failed
te agree. In whole dispute then had
been referred to the subcommittee.
.White Preeeate Demaade.
Whea ths subcommittee met the min
ora renewed their 'demands. John P.
White, president of the Usited Mine
Workers ot America, told the oeramltlees
"Condition are such tha th coal min
er at this country cannot, with their
present pay, live aa they ought to live.
They are not on a par with other labor,
and we will not continue to work, after
AprU 1 with cur present pay and wag
working bours, if our demands are am
we will ge right en without a suspen
sion. If they are denied or modified we
Th eight operators replied that the ds
Biacd tl together would cause a is per
cent tnoreaas la th pay roll, and that
this Increase was not . warranted by tha
preaeat earning power ot the mines. This
aosHloa was taken emphatically' by E.
A. Cola, repreeentlug the Onto operators.
and H. M. Taylor! representing the Illi
nois operators. They then argued that
tbe present pay aboald be reduced If per
cent. Th result waa that some sug
gested that a continuation ot the' present
seal with no shutdown f the mines
would be a compromise. ,
A vote showed th miners were unani
mous In their rejection at the comprenuse.
The subcommittee then adjourned to
report back to the full conference at 1
Th operators made it known that any
failure to agree at. this time wsa not
final, as they bad arranged tor reconven
ing on call. If any change developed
from the meeting ot the union's policy
committee here next Monday they said
they might reconvene late next week to
GRONNA SAYS LA FOLLETTE
WILL CARRY SOUTH DAKOTA
rmraoo March S. .'The vot hi the
primaries in North Dakota show can--clusirely
that Senator La FoUetts Is tbs
chosen leader of tha progressives," said
Senator Uronna ot North Dakota, enroute
to Washington, hers today.
"Tbs real tight in North Dakota was
between tbe republican standpatters and
th. Brnnaaatvaa. Colonel Roosevelt was
supported by the stalwarts or standpat
ters. Senator La FoUette baa tne sup
port ot the real progressives.
-La Folletta'a followers expect to carry
South. Dakota, and there Is also good
fighting ground In Minnesota and Mon
tana. If th sentiment favorable to La .
Follette can be crystallised be will carry
all of the western states overwhelmingly."
COAL MINERS WILL SPEND
STRIKE VACATION IN EUROPE
WILKESRARRK. Pa.. March a Th
exodus of miners from ths anthracite coat
fields In anticipation of a suspension of
werk began today when Ms Slavonians
who were employed In the ml sea ta tbe
Vanlleoka resrion left fOT New ToTfc
sail tomorrow for Austria They expec
to return la July.
mi it oe it or liter explained
Laaeaster Dealy Dee-Urea It ill! eg
Was Dame or Sharty Beay.
While Sarpy county neighbors are still
vigorously denouncing Chief Brlggs and
others for the death et Boy Blunt, who
was killed Monday la the battle be
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