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VOL. XL1II-NO. 194.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1914 TWELVE PAGES.
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Hots! Rtwi Btanda, Bo.
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IS NOMINATED FOR
GOVERNOR OF CANAL
Name of Army Engineer Who Di
rected Construction is Sent to
Senate by President.
SIGNIFIES HIS ACCEPTANCE
Appointment is to Be Effeotive on
First Day of April.
GARRISON MAKES STATEMENT
Secretary of War Promises to Give
Out More Details.
MOVE TO RAISE HIS SALARY
Bill Introduced In House Fixing
Cnmpeiisntlon nt Fifteen Thou
antl n Vcnr So I.ciiik He
Rctnlns the Office.
WASHINGTON. Jan. ffl.-Presldont WIN
eon sent tho nomination of Colonel
George W. Goethals to ho governor1 of
tho 1'anama canal zone after April 1 to
tho senate today.
Secretary Garrison announced that
Colonel Goethals had signified Id In
tention of accepting tho governorship of
tho Panama canal zone to be proffered
him by President Wilson. Mr. Garrison
Intimated that Colonel Uocthals' accept
ance was unquultflcd.
"I am not able to give out the terms
of Colonel Goethal's acceptance at the
present time," said Secretary Garrison,
"but It is whole and complete. When
President Wilson sends his name to the
senate, I shall probably be ablo to make
an Interesting statement."
As chairman of tho Isthmian Canal
commission Colonel Goethals now Is paid
$15,000 a year. Tho Panama canal act
fixes the salary of tho governor at $10,000.
Representative Britten of Illinois today
introduced a hill to amend tho law to
make tho salary of tho governor $15,000
80 long as Colonel Goethals holds tho
Mltchel Sends IlllU to Albany.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29. Mayor John Pur
roy Mltchel sent tho Goethals' police bills
to Albany today, whero they will bo in
troduced In tho stato legislature.
There are flvo bills in all, each one
dealing with a particular reform which
tho mayor hopes to put into effect in tho
police department. Tho most important
is destined to meet tho condition Imposed
by Colonel George W. Goethals, chief en
gineer of tho Panama canal, before ac
cepting tho mayor's offer of the police
commlsstoncrship, that tho commission
er's action in- dismissing policemen shall
apt be reviewed ,by. h,e, courts. The
mayor expects tho co-operation lot Gov
ernor Glynn ,in getting hq bills through
CHARGE OF GRAFT IN NAVY
STIRS THE JAPANESE DIET
TOK-IO, Japan, Jan. 29. There was a
heated discussion in' the Diet today In
reference to the charges that Vice Ad
miral Kolchl FuJII, former Japaneso
raval. attache at Berlin, received Illicit
commissions on contracts obtained by a
German electrical concern from tho Jap
The premier. Admiral Count Gombei
Yamamoto and tho minister of marine.
Admiral Baron Mlnoru Salto, were kept
busy for four hours responding to quos
tlcns from members of the opposition.
The ministers denied tltat any officers
of tho Japanese navy had accepted com
missions and announced the appointment
of a navRl commission, headed by Ad
miral Baron Splgcto Dewa, to investi
gate tho FuJIl charges.
FIRE BURNS HOLE IN FLOOR;
DOES NO OTHER DAMAGE
BRADSHAW, Neb., Jan. 29. (Special.)
A flro mysteriously started last night in
tho building occupied by tho Beatrice
Creamery company and operated by, Mr
and Mrs. Thomas Hattor. The fire
started under a small stove used in the
building, and, after having burned a hole
in tho fjoor large enlugh to permit the
stove to fall through to the ground, went
The building stands in a group of frame
structures I on the east side and a strong
wind was blowing all night.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair; rising temperature.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. ni 11
G a. m 10
7 a. in '
8 a- in....... S
fl a. m 8
10 a. m 10
11 a. m.. ,. 12
12 m is;
1 p. m 18
2 p. m 21
3 p. m 23
4 p. m 23
5 p. in..., 20
lip, in 25
7 p. m 20
8 P. m 20
Comparative Local Record.
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday 26 69 2S GO
Lowest yesterday S 32 12 25
Mean temperature 17 4G. 20
Precipitation V .OU .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature.. ,. 21
Kxcess for the day 4
Total excess since March 1 1.20
Normal preclp.tatlon 02 Inch
Deficiency for the day Inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. 24. 20 inches
Deficiency since Maroh 1 4. 36 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 4.21 Inches
DefUcency for cor. period, 1912.13,72 inches
Reports from Station ut 7 1. 31.
Station and State Temp. High- Raln-
or weatner 7 p. m.
Cheyenne, clear i,. 24
Davenport, cloudy tt
Denver, clear , 34
Des Moines, clear 2
Lander. pL cloudy, 28
Omaha, clear 2U
Pueblo, cleur 2$
Rapid City, clear iS
Halt Lake C'lt. cleur 26
Santa Fe, clear 24
Sheridan, clear....,,.. 38
FIoux City, dear..,., 21
Valentine, clear... 30
28 .41 '
tt .00 ,
34 .02 !
36 .( .
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
SECRETARY OF THE CEMENT
USERS OF NEBRASKA.
Policy of Wilson
LONDON, Jan. 29. The1 relations of
tho United States witli Great Britain In
regard to the Panama canal tolls; the
controversy between Washington and
Tokio over the California hind owner
ship legislation and President, Wilson'
policy toward Mexico are the subjects
of lengthy dispatches today from
British newspaper correspondents in
Washington, but there is a nlngular lack
of editorial comment on these questions.
The Pall Mall Garotte Is tho only news
paper to mention Mexico editorially. It
"President Wilson had laid himself
open to a chargo of having chalked up
'no Huerta' and then run nwny. It Is a
position that becomes worso for tho
prestlgo of tho Washington government
every day on which nothing happens."
Financiers hero Interested in Mexico
aro becoming impatient at tho lack of
action shown by President Wilson. A
meeting of the Mexican section of the
London Chamber of Commerce Is to bo
called shortly to discuss the replies to a
circular letter recently sent out to its
members asking them for their views
"ai to whether it would bo advisable for
Great Britain to join with France and
.Germany in asking President Wilson to
take some steps to adjust tho financial
position of Mexico."
Tho summons sent to Sir Lionel Car
den, British minister to Mexico, to come
to London for a conference, has created
no surpriso here, as it was announced
on January 5 that this would bo the first
step toward his. transfer, to Brazil. Tho
six months for which he was appointed
to Mexico expires In February. Thomas
B; Hohler, as first secretary of. legation
In Mexico, wlil naturally act as charge
d affaires until tho successor of Sir
Lionel Carden is definitely appointed,
-which willu occur after his transfer to
ntn lie Janeiro. Charles Murray Mar
ling, now counselor of embassy at Con
stantinople, although It Is understood
that he, for personal reasons. Is disin
clined to go to Mexico.
Annual War Scare
in Eeporting Bill
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.-Repreaenta-tlons
of the unpreparedness for war and
"the annual war scare" were assailed
today by Representative Sherley of Ken
tucky, when he presented the fortifica
tion bill to the house for general debate.
sir. Sherley referred particularly to
Rear Admiral Vreeland's opinion given
to the naval affairs committee yesterday
that the United States was not In position
to defend the Phllliplnes.
"I can assure tho house that our forti
fications are In no such condition of un-
preparedness as to cause alarm," said
Mr. Sherley. "As to tho Phillipines. tho
Island of Corrcgldor, commanding the en
trance to Manila bay, has been com
pletely and strongly fortified and it Ib
In a position to withstand attack for six
months without assistance from tho out
Mr. Shirley referred to field artillery
ammunition, for which the War depart
ment has demanded larger appropriations,
"If we contemplated taking the field
in a war that would require an army of
500,000 within the next year or two," said
he. "then the appropriation of $90,000 for
field artillery' ammunition In this bill Is
not sufficient. It should be several mil
lions. But if we don't expect a great war
for five or ten years, then the present
provision Is ample and generous."
Go to Penitentiary
CHARLESTON, TV. Va,, Jan. 29.-The
state supreme court of appeals today
refused writs of error In the cases of the
members of the West Virginia legisla
ture convicted lost summer of bribery
In connection-with . the United States
senatorial election earlier In the year.
The men. who have been confined in tha
Webster county Jail since their convic
tion, will be taken to the stato peniten
tiary at Moundsvillo at once.. They nre,
with their sentences: State Senator Ben
Smith, five and one-half years; Dele-
tes S. V. G. Rhodes, Rath Duff and
Dr. II. A, Asbury, each six years, and
Delegate David Hill, five years.
The court was unanimous in the re
fusal of the writ In the case of Senator
Smith, but In the other four cases tho
vote was three to two.
MURPHY BARRED FROM
LINCOLN. Jan. 29.-Cliancellor Samuel
Avery of the University of Nebraska to
day announced that Kenneth Murphy,
aged 31, serving a life sentence for mur
der in the Nebraska penitentiary here, who
was paroled yesterday by Governor More
head to enter the University of Nebraska
cannot register in the Institution because
he is a criminal.
IS STILL THEJQLICY
NEGRO FROM U. S. MURDERED
Former Soldier of American Army
Shot and Killed by Federals.
SLAYERS PUT UNDER ARREST
Government Reinforcements Ad
vancing to Torreon Cut Off.
GEN. NATERA MAKES REPORT
Rebel .Movement to JlmlneK H
Ileen Completed, l,rnvlitnr VM
linnhnn rvltu Only n Small
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.-Presldent Wil
son reiterated today that tho Mexican
policy of tho administration for tho pres
ent would continue to bo one of watchful
waiting. No decision has been reached on
lifting the embargo on arms and no pre
diction wan made as to when a change of
policy might otfeur.
It was conceded at tho White Houso
that tho practical opinion of tho embargo
had been to deny munitions to tho con
stitutionalists from their only cxternnl
source of supply, while the Huerta gov
ernment has been buying abroad.
Tho president has pointed out that while
nations generally were showing a friendly
spirit and doing all they could to prevent
assistance to tho Huerta regime, foreign
covernments could not legally stop Bhln
ments of arms. Special legislation would
bo required. The United States lias not
asked foreign governments to impose
such restrictions and therefore has not
objected to the shipments of arms from
Japan or any other country.
The American government Is cpnvlnccd
that whatever shipments of arms may
have been made from Japan wcro made
In no way In connectlqn,yUh the Jap
ensfl government. Apihassador ''Guthrie
at Toklo looked Into tho matter at the
tlmo tho shipments were supposed to
have been made and so reported.
VHRA CRUZ, Mexico, Jan. 29. The
American consul at Tamplco reports to
day that Frank Smith, nl negro, who was
formerly a soldier In the United States
army, was shot and killed on January
26 by two federal army officers. Smith
was on the way to Altamlra from Tam
plco. where he had drawn his pension
The crime was evidently committed for
the purpose of robbery.
Tho officers, a lieutenant, and a" ser
geant, have been placed under arrest,
and General Ignacio Morclos Zaragoza,
federal commanded of Tamplco, promises
that they will be shot on conviction.
The United States battleships Kansas
and Connecticut arrivefl-herertoday- from
Tamplco, -while th'a French cruiser Conde
departed for an unknown destination.
Federal Advance Cut Off.
CHIHUAirUA, Mex Jan. 29.-General
Panfllos Natbra of tho rebel army re
ported from the state of Z&cetccas today
that he had out off federal reinforce
ments advancing to Torreon to tho south.
Ho said he probably would attack tho
city of Zacetecas with a view to estab
llshtng a rebel base south of Torreon.
The rebel advance to Jlmlncz, half
way from Chihuahua to Torreon, has
been completed. At Jlmlnez the rebels
expect to be Joined later by General
Villa, who will direct the attack on tho
Torreon federal garrison. The rebel ad
vanco south of Jlmlnez will be slow be
cause of the destruction of the railroads.
Chihuahua has only a small rebel gar
rison, most of the soldiers having gone
1 Treaty Discused at
the White House
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.-LouIs Mar
shall, Dr. Cyrus Adler and Abraham I.
Blkus of New York conferred today
with President Wilson about a prospect
ive new Russian treaty and, the Jewish
passport question. They declined to tell
about their conference.
Recently Rabbi Wise called President
Wilson's attention to many arguments on
the question and tho president recently
told callers that while he was giving
deep consideration to tho question, formal
negotiations concerning a new commer
cial treaty with Russia would naturally
await the arrival In St. Petersburg of
Ambassador Plndell. The latter Is ex
pected in Washington soon for Instruc
tions, and it Is presumed that the ad
ministration will moke him acquainted
with its Intentions concerning it and other
questions affecting Russia.
CHICAGO, Jan. 29,-Harry M. Plndell
of Peoria, ambassador-elect to Russia,
arrived here today on hla way to Wash
ington to confer with the president and
the secretary of state.
Says Speer a Czar
SAVANNAH. Ga., Jan 29. When the
congressional Inquiry Into the conduct of
Federal Judge Emory Speer was resumed
today W, W, Osborne, a Savannah at'
torney, was the first to testify,
. "ju(jge Hpeer li
j lal)1 ..but j)e jB ,
j js u'nfalr an(1
"Judge Speer Is a good lawyer," he
a ctar as a judge. He
possessed of colossal
conceit, which makes him crave the spot
light, and if some one else happens to
get Into it, It greatly angers him. His
court Is one in which there Is little jus
tice, and this is one reason litigants will
travel through the cty of Macon, where
he lives, to appear before Federal Judge
newraan in Atlanta, l regard mm as a
great egotist and devoid of personal
courage. He has used his Judnhlp to
satisfy his conceit by administering pun
ishment to those who will not truckle to
him. What we need In this district It
Judge, not a czar.
"Judge Speer Is, ih my opinion,
judicially Incompetent, It makes no dlf-
rerence wnetner you win your case or
lose It, you cannot come out of Judge
Sneer's court feallng that It Is a place, of
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
RICH MAN HELD FOR RANSOM
Spokane Millionaire Said to Be in
Hands of Blackmailers.
MISSING NEARLY TWO WEEKS
Anonrmona ' Letter Sent to News
paper Demands Seventy-Flvo
Thoasnnd (or Ills Release
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. It. Accord
ing to an.aii'onyniou letler received liy"
A local morning paper, Fra-lcls Lewla
Clark, tho Spokane millionaire, Is ieln)
held for ransom of' 175,000 by "block
mailers" in or near this city, Clark dis
appeared from Santa Barbara. January
17, after seeing hie wife off on a train
una woe thought to have committed
suicide by throwing hitnwlt into the
The letter demanding tho ransom for
Clark's relcaso was address-id ti "Chief
of Police' and datod Los Angeles, Jan
uary 27. It aald:
Wo aro holding Millionaire Clark for
ransom of 176,000. State In Examiner If
his folks will pay it or not. uie is wen
taken care of. Yours, .
Accross the top of tho letter was writ
ten "Notice: Make prompt reply In the
papers, as he Is very anxious to get out."
Those who knew Clark Intimately ore
said to view the letter seriously. Mrs.
Clark wa located last night at Paso
Robles and over the long distance tele-
phono dictated tho following reply to tne
note with tho roqueBt that It be pub
lished as demanded In the letter:
I want to communicate with you mora
fully concerning my nusnana n disap
pearance, J Wlf.l VO nilUY mrilCiD tllv
mnnov ! to he nald and In what man-
a r- i wnnt tn know ' the motive that
inspired the supposed kidnaping. If my
husband Ib held for ransom 1 will en
i.rtnin thn nroDosltlon contained In ;"e
letter addressed to 1.11101 noutmunu, out
before I definitely commit myself, I must
Mrs. Clark did not state whether sue
believed her husband was actually held
While the local por.ee aamwca inai
the letter might bo a hoax, every effort
wns made to trace the writer. Failure
in this, it was announced, negotiations
will be opened for the return or ciark
If ho is held.
Uncle Sam Called In.
Handwriting experts who examined the
anonymoUB letter today asserted that
part of the letter was written by
woman and part by a man.
The postal authorities were asked to
assist in tracing the sender of the mes
sage. Mrs. Clark, who Is In Paso Robles,
Is awaiting anxiously a reply to her re
quest for further Information regarding
tho alleged kidnaping, published this
morning. In accordance witn oemanas
made In the letter.
The National Capital
Thursday January 20, 1014.
Met at noon.
ForelKn relations committee suspended
business In memory of the late former
Senator Shelby M. Cutlom.
Nomination of Colonel G. W. Goethals
to bo first governor of canal zone sent In
by President Wilson.
Administration rural credit bill Intro
duced by Senator Fletcher.
Ajourned at 5:25 p. m. to noon Friday.
Met at noon.
Mines committee made preliminary ar
rangements for taking testimony in tho
field In the Mlohlgan and Colorado
liepreseniauvr. uriuen introduced a
bill to make the salary of the governor
of the Panama canal zone $15,000 a year
so long us i oionei uoeinais is governor.
Representative Bryan Introduced a bill
to create six vice admirals In the navy.
Passed fortifications appropriation bill
War department asked for $25,000 to
continue collection and compilation of
revolutionary war records.
Adjourned at 1:20 p. ro. to meet Friday,
On the Way
Cash Settlement for
Claims of Ex-Wife
CHICAGO, Jan. 29, A proposition to
Jay Mrs. Grace Guggcnholm-Wnhl $78,000
alimony, or at tho rate of JS00 a month
since March 20, 1901, when eho was di
vorced from William Guggcholm of the
mining family of that name, was mode
tn Judge McGoorly'a court here today by
Stephen Br Gregory, representing Guggen
heim as attorney.
Mrs. GilgRenhelm-Wahl has been In tho
courts almost constantly slnco' the di
vorce, attempting' to havo It annulled on
the ground that tt was obtained by col
lusion among the parties' at Interest.
Judge McQoorty said that he waa not
In accord with the decision of Judge
Heard, who some months ago declined to
vacate the' decree, and that he was in
doubt about sitting in tho coso at all.
He promised a, decision on the motion of
Attorn6y Gregory later in tho day.
In 'addressing the court, Attorney
Gregory said: "Mr. Guggenheim feels
that an adjustment ought to bo mado for
the entire situation. His narao has boon
bandied about tho country In a scandal
ous manner and ho Is desirous of having
tho whole matter cleared up."
An appeal from Judgo Heard's decision
now rests with tho appellate court oi
Cook county, as does a petition of the
state's attorney to bo allowed to Inter
vene In the case as a friend of the court.
This afternoon Judge McQoorty an
nounced that he would not consider the
motion until after tho appellate court
Probably Will Be
Broken by Waves
COLON, Jan. 29. The yacht Warrior,
belonging to Frederick W. "Vanderbilt,
waa In a bad position today and ap
peared likely to go to pieces at any mo
ment In the heavy breakers rolling over
It, according to a wireless received today.
It went ashore on Monday off the Co
lombian coast The members of the
crew are ' still on board. It la believed
here that the United Fruit company's
steamer Frutera Is standing by, but Is
helpless In tho storm,
Run is Started on
Bank in New York
NEW YORK, Jan. 29.-A run started
today on the Bank of Savings, the oldest
and one of the strongest savings banks
In the state. A long line of depositors,
mostly of the poorer class, was at tho
doors of the Institution when it opened,
clamoring for their money. President
Walter Trimble sold he was at a loss to
explain how the run started. All de
positors who applied were being paid off,
he said, and the bank was ready to meet
all demands. Tho bank's surplus and
profits, according to Its last statement,
amounted to J9,5CS,CS0, and Its deposits
to $98,202,340. It was founded In 1819.
States is Disabled
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 29.-
The bursting of a low pressure cylinder
on the Scandinavian-American liner
United States whlla on its voyage to
New York today compelled the cartaln
to turn back to Glasgow for repairs. The
vessel left here on January 24 with 234
passengers. She broke down 200 miles
west of Scotland, The passengers are to
be transferred to another steamer at
Glasgow, whence they will proceed to
there awt agow
BE NO WINTER '!!
ROSAMOND ISMAN 'BLONDIE
Bandit in Jail is Fellow the Police
Called by That Name.
BLACK TONY DID TILE SHOOTING
Police Insist, However, Robber Who
Killed Yoitnnr Nlckell la Swarthy
Fellow and that He la
StU! at Large.
For nearly two weeks the police havo
designated ono "Olondy" a tho only
unoapturod member of the bandit trio
that staged tho sensational robbery at
the MoVey rosort and murdered Henry
E. Nlckell, teller In tho Omaha National
bank. Now It transpires that "Dlondy'
Is Cevernlus 13. Rosamond, the bandit
captured at Springfield, Mo., by Detec
tives Murphy nnd Fleming of the local
'lepartmont, und that tho third man Is a
short, swarthy comploctod young man"
cither a Mexican or an Italian, who is
now "tugged" us "Black Tony."
"Black Tony," according to testimony
adduced at the coroner's inquest Is not
tho man who killed Nlckell, but never
theless tho polico insist that ho Is the
man that fired tho fatal shot, and Is tho
one for whoso capture tho police would
willingly make great sacrifices.
According to the police, "Black Tony'
has beon traced from Omaha to Ames.
Ia thenco to Des Molnea and from Des
Moines to Kansas City, and from there
to Harlan, la., and back to Des Moines.
From Des Moines "Black Tony" wont
to Indianapolis, and there hla troll was
lost. Tho authorities, however, aro In
no way discouraged at tholr failure to
land their man thus far, but are still
following up every clue that oven hints
of developing into something.
On the night of tho crimo. Hazel Mc
Voy said that tho man who fired the
shot that killed Nlckell, was a short,
light eomplectod and blondo haired man.
This description partly fits Rosamond.
Miss McVey's statement was corroborated
by several of tho Inmates and tho men
who were ln tho place at tho time.
Both Williams and Rosamond deolare
that they did no shooting nnd that
Nlckell was killed by the man yet inca;i
turod, whom they describe as "Black
The polico ore stilt confident that thev
will havo "Tony" in custody oon, but
tney admit they are at sea Just now.
Bank of England
Cuts Discount Rate
to Three Per Cent
LONDON. Jan. 29. The Bank of Pnr.
long was enablod today In consequence of
runner world-wide ease In the money
sultuatlon and of the strong position of
Its reserve, to lower Its minimum dls
count rate by 1 per cent, makinir it
por cent. This was the third reduction
sinco tne beginning of the year. A week
ago me raie was reduced H per cent,
NEBRASKA'S WOOL CLIP
WORTH ALMOST $300,000
BOSTON, Jan. 29.-6pecia! Telegrams-
According to tho annual wool review and
sheep census of tho United Btates, Issued
today by tho National Association of
wool Manufacturers, there Is a decrease
In the number of sheep fit for shearing
of 2,162,000 from IMS, tho total being fixed
at w,si,ooo. The wool clip of 1913, exclu
Blvo of pulled wool, Is set at 202.676,300
pounds, a decrcaso of 9,568,100 pounds from
the previous year. The scoured equivalent
is 100.267.0SO pounds, a decrease of 6,299,572.
Nebraska has a flock of 200,000, with
fleeces averaging 5.70 pounds each. The
total clip Is 1,712,000 pounds, with an aver
age shrinkago of 3 per qent, making the
xcolired total 011,510 pounds, This waa
worth ln the augregato $230,4S, or 45 cents
per pound, compared with S7 cents in 1J12.
Montana still maintains its lead with
GOMPERS REPLIES TO
ATTACKS OF MINERS
A, F. of L. President Appears Before
Convention of United Mine
Workers of America,
MAKES DENIAL OF ALL CHARGES
Says Organization Not "Dead, Fos
silized or Reactionary."
DEFENDS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Asserts Body is Not Made Up of
"Boozefighters," as Alleged.
BIS OPPONENT GIVEN CHEERS
McDonald of Illinois Applauded
When He Admits He Mndc
StsUementn Crltlolned by
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Jan. 29,-Samuel
Gompcm, president of tho American FW
elation of Labor, defended his organiza
tion' und its executive council In n speech
today beforo Uio convention of tho Tnlted
MIno Workers of America against charges
inado by Charles H. Moyer, president of
the Western Fedcrntlon of Miners, pun
can McDonald of Illinois nnd others lit
the convention. Mr. Moyer charged that
if the copper strlko in Michigan should
bo lost, It would bo duo to the Inactivity
of tho executive board of tho American
Federation of Labor.
Mr. dompcrs asserted It would bo Im
possible to levy nn assessment for tho
coppee ' mine strikers of Michigan nnd,
denied that tho organization Is ''reac
tionary, tosslllxed, worm enten and dead,"
nnd that tho cxecutlvo council Is mode
up of "booze fighters."
After Mr. Gompors had concluded, Mr.
McDonald announced ho would speak to
tho convention In tho morning nnd asked
the federation president If ho would bo
in tho city. He said ho would remain
here as long as he poxs'bly could and still
'.seep an engagement In New York City ut
1 o'cloolt Saturday afternoon. Mr. Moyer
sold he also would speak tomorrow
llnyen Introduces CJompern.
Frank J. Hoycs, vico president of the
miners, Introduced Mr. Gompors and ex
plained that ho appeared before tho con
vention to answer -tho charges against
thn federation and Its cxecutlvo council.
Taking tho newspaper reports as a
criterion," Mr. Gompcrs tgan, "tho most
Important work this convention has -done
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linn uuiiBiQwcv. u,wn. ' ...w ..,...
f oacrauon oi uuvui ami no umwuio uiu
discussing whethor tho president's salary-.
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nlmll Via tnernnfieil 11.000 n. vear. I clnn tt?
are true. ttJl.wa4Cxrlatcd that tt -was
declared In' tha convention hero that tho
American Federation of Labpr Is 'reac
tionary, fossilized, worm-eaten and dead.
Is the newspaper statement true?"
Amid cheers McDonald soldi
"I made the statements and others llko
'Only McDonald answers." Mr.
Gompors continued. "Of theoleven men
who compose the exeouttvo council, eight
aro teetotalers, who never touch a drop
6f liquor. Two of tio men aro as mod
erate drinkers as any men who .ever take
drink. For myself, I tako a glass of
boor . when Uio day's work la done. I
challenge any man to prove otherwlso
than that I am aa good a man, mentally
and physically, as I, over was and I
roached my sixty-fourth year last Tues
"Fossilized and dead means the same.
but I submit that an organization cannot
bo theso and at the same tlmo reaction
ary, for that means going hackwurds.
The history of tho organization )ws
that it is not dead."
Mr. Gotnpers directed attention to a
number of lettors, which ho said woro
over the slgnaturo of Duncan McDonald
and ptibllahod tn a Chicago paper In 1911.
He read from one of these which tended
to show that the cost of living In tha
fourteen years preceding had Increased
GO per cent and that the Increase In wages
amounted to 20 por cent. Ho Ram tho
miners would not admit that they wcro
40 per cent worse off than they were
fourteen years ago.
McDonald Interrupted to say that ho
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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