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VOL. XLVII. NO. 59.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25. 1917. FOURTEEN PAGES.
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TO FIX RETAIL
PRICE OF COAL
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Officials Turn Attention to Reg
ulation of Distribution;
Completion of Pro;
gram in Sight. 1
Washington, Aug. 24. Completion
of the administration's program for
iederal control of the coal industry
was in sight today when officials turn
ed their attention to the fixing of re
tail prkes and the regulation of dis
tribution. ' x
Dr. Harry A. Garfield, appointed
"to head the coal administration, will
take active charge of the work as
soon as he finishes his duties with
the committee fixing prices on wheat,
The new anthracite prices, effective
September. 1, vary but slightly from
the rates now charged at the mines
under a voluntary agreement made
with the federal trade commission by
operators. Retail cosfts probably wiil
'drop as a result of the drastic restric
tions placed on jobbers' profits.
President Wilson fixed antlirite
prices for producers and jobbers and
set a limit on profits to be made by
Present Costs Cut. '
The next and final step will be to
make regulations for coal distribution
and to fix anthracite and bituminous
retail prices. This will be done whe'n
a distribution program is perfected
.and when the Federal Trade commis
sion has completed a plan under
which retail profits may be fixed.
The anthracite prices fixed Septem
ber 1 are virtually the same as those
now charged at the mines, under a
voluntary arrangement made by the
producers with the trade commission.
The prices that may be charged by
jobbers, however, will reduce present
costs sharply. Bituminous jobbers'
profits, too, will be cut by the new
price scale set for wholesale transac
tions, .' - Prices Named. :,
The anthracite scale for railroad
owned mines, which - include prac
tically all the big producers, follows:
Whit Ath 8tov S4.90
broke 1.55 Chestnut 4.90
tr ......., 4,5;Pea 4.19
Store .......... .7U! Xykeoa alley
C'hettaiit ....... 4.80; Bci ken .(!(
Pea 4.00 Kjrc 4.90
Rod Ash IStovo 8.30
Broken- '.. 4.75 Chestnut 8.30
Vtt 4,65; Pea 4.3 J
Other producers may charge an ad
vance of '75 cents, a ton of 2,240
pounds over the figures set for railroad-owned
mines. Those who incur
the expense of rescreening it at At
lantic or lake ports may add an addi
tional 5 cents a ton.
, Screening Charge Allowed.
Anthracite jobbers delivering coal
at Buffalo 'and points east of that city
will be allowed a maximum profit of
JO cents a ton of 2,240 pounds, and
those delivering it west of Buffalo
may charge an excess of 30" cents.
The . combined gross . profits of any
number of jobbeis handling a ship
ment must not exceed the limit of
profit set for a single jobber, except
that a screening charge ' of . 5 cents
may be made on water shipments at
(Continued on Pare Two, Column One.)
Henry Ford's Son, Edsel,
Claims Industrial Exemption
Detroit Mich., Aug. 24. Edsel
Ford, son, of Henry Ford, the multi
millionaire manufacturer, was exam
1 ined by a local draft board today, and
it was announced he passed the phy
sical tests. Ford "claimed exemption
on industrial grounds. Ford is one
of the officers of his father's automo
bile company, which is now working
on orders for the Red Cross. !
For Kebruka Fair, warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday. (
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Compare the Local Krcoril.
1917. 1516. 1915. 1914.
Hlgheit yesterday. ... 78 95 70 85
Tywet "yesterday. . . . 67 64 54 68
Mean temperature. .. . 66 80 S3 72
Preclplatlon ."i , .00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and preclplatlon departures
from tha formal at Omaha yesterday:
Normal "temperature 73
Deficiency for the day 7..' 7
Total deficiency since March 1 ,. 192
Normal precipitation............ .18 inch
Deficiency for the day.... .12 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. U. it Inches
Deficiency slnoe March 1 1.60 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1 UK. i. 79 inches
Excess (or cor. period, 1916..... . 72inci
Beports From Stations at 1 P. M.
Station and Stato Temp. High- Bain
1 of Weather. '7 p.m. est. fall.
Cheyenne." clear 74' 78 -.00
Davenport,' clear 8 74 ' .00
Denver, -clear.... 82 88 .00
Des Moines, clear 72 78 .00
Dodge City, clear...... 84 90 .00
Tender. Clear.. 8(1 88 .00
North Platte, clear 80 84 .00
Omaha,' clear 7S 70 .00
Pujblp. part cloudy... 84 88 .00
RapW City, clear...... T8 M" '. ' .00
Sale Like City, clear... 88 .00
" Santa Fa, cloudy 72 78 ; .28
Sheridan.:. fclar 84 . .00
Sioux City, clear 76 7 .00
Valentine, clear 76 80 ' .00
, - T indicate? ' trace ef precipitation, j
' -' ' il- A WELSH, Meteorologiit.
t - iM. . fc- II - "
A i 11 a- m '-'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.'. 72
ZyfeTOWn 1 IP. m..... 74
H 2 P. m 74
TR ' ' 3 p. m 75
4 p. m 76
i 5 p. m 76
Sfe I "
7 p. m 73
' 11 , ' 8 p. m 70
oover Goes to Chicago
To Confer With Packers
Washington, Aug. 24.--Herbert C.
Hoover, the food administrator, will
leave for Chicago late today for a fly
ing twelve-hour visit, during which he
will confer with the agents of the fed
eral trade commission who have been
L investigating the meat packing indus
try, with-the packers themselves and
with editors of farm papers.
Traffic Officers Take in More
Than Fifty; All Are heav
ily Fined as a Re
The motorcycle officers are still at
Thursday night more than fifty au
tomobilists were arrested for speed
ing, operating without lights and hav
ing cut-outs open
Judge Holmes presided in court in
the absence of Judge Fitzgerald and
in one morning's work struck such
terror into the hearts of motorists
that it is safe to say the work Of the
traffic officers will be lightened for
some time to come.
Almost every speeder caught was
fined $25 and costs. The rest were
fined $10 and costs, some twenty $1
and costs for operating without lights,
or having cut-outs open.
Robert Storz, 3708 Farnam, Sam
Steinburg, junk dealer, R. E. Wagner,
Forty-eighth and Davenport, Harry
Herschman, 407 North Nineteenth,
Fred L. Gallup, all arrested for
driving thirty miles an hour or faster
were fined $25. P, Gallagher, 513
South Thirty-eighth, R. F. Brainard,
27Q2 Pratt, R. N. Thomas, manager of
the Welch restaurants, and L. H.
Hauser, were arrested for exceeding
the speed limit and received the fine
of $10. I
Share Same Fate.
Each of tile unfortunates arrested
for operating without lights or having
open cut-outs had an excuse to offer,
but none were of any avail.
Miss H. Dreibus, 3033 Harney and
Miss A. Detweiler, charged with driv
ing without tail lights, were released
Those who were fined $1 and costs
were A. C. Greene," J. G. Lewis, W. R
Liddell.'R. W. Loomis, M. Krajicek,
A. J. Adams, J. B. Cooley, A. L.
Hobbs, W. L. English, E. C.Kimmey,
Nick Bowley, E. M. ' Houser, J. G
Kreckie. E. G. Carter, H. Studyden
and R. B. Updike..
President May Go
. To Talk on Peace
Washington, Aug. 24. President
Wilson may decide to address con
gress on peace at the same time he
makes reply to Pope Benedict's pro-,
posals. In that way he would not
only inform the country on the ques
tion, but also enable members of con
gress to carry the government's
views home to the people when con
No indications of the president s
ilans had come from the White
louse today, but the possibility of his
discussing the subject before Congress
m this way and consequently betore
the nation, was being considered at
the capitol as a probability.
Bail Bond Is Refused to
Bomb Murder Defendant
San Francisco, Aug. 24. Mrs. Rena
Mooney, recently acquitted here of
one of nine indictments charging mur
der growing out of a bomb explosion
last summer, was denied liberty on
bail today by Superior Court Judge
Frank H. Dunn. Two other superior
court judges had agreed" recently to
accept bail on the six indictments
pending before them, but unanimous
action was required beforebail could
Fails to Register for
Drafts Gives Self Up
Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) Frank Kunert, a Montana man,
walked into the office of the federal
attorney and started that he had not
registered under the selective draft
act and asked what he should do. He
was placed under arrest and the fed
eral authorities in Montana were no
tified. September 1 was fixed as the
time-for his. preliminary hearing, giv
ing time for an investigation.
As Grounds for Divorce
' Georgia A. Fleming was freed from
Charles T. Fleming, jr., by Judge
Troup, sitting in divorce court, on
grounds of alleged cruelty. She tes
tified her husband made her live with
his parents. She says the "domineer
ing attitude" of her mother-in-law
constitute cruelty on the part of her
Women to Be Called for
jury Work in California
San Francisco, "Cal., Aug. 23.r-.
Women , jurors will constitute the
majority for venire service on the
1918 superior court panels, it be
came known here today through ' a
statement by Presiding Judge
Thomas F. Graham.
ASSAULT RECAPTURE LAST
POSITION LOST TO GERMANS
Taking of Important Hill
Places on Verdun Front Held Before Beginning of
Great German Attack Last Year; British
...i . is Hold .Trenches North of Lens.
- . (Jfy Associated Preas.)
In & brilliant attack yesterday on the Verdun front the
French carried Hill 304, one of the most bitterly disputed posi
tions of the war, in the struggle for which thousands of men
have lost their lives.
The French advanced to an average depth of one and one
fourth miles over the sector between Avocourt wood and Dead
Man hill, Paris announces officially, and in addition to Hill 304
stormed the fortified works between Haucourt and BethincourL
OMAHA COAL MEN
'UP IN AIR' OVER
Difference Between Long and
Short Ton Leaves Dealers in
Quandary;' Await Further
Action at Washington.
The announcement from Washing
ton that the government is in com
plete control of the coal industry and
has fixed prices for producers and
jobbers and set a limit on profits
NEW COAL ADMINISTRATOR.
has complicated the situation to the
extent that not a coal dealer in Omaha
"knows where he is at."
At the offices of the C. N. Dietz
company, one of the big coal job
bing and retail concerns of the city,
when asked whether the action of the
government would result in raising
or lowering prices here, Mr. Dictz
"We are up a tree and before we
can make any figures we'll have to
wait until we get instructions that
are more clear and specific."
None of the dealers know what is
going to he the outcome of the price
and profit fixing order.
Long or Short Ton.
The5' do' not know what is meant
by the "ton" referred to in the Wash
ington dispatches. All anthracite coal
is mined on the basis of the long ton
2.240 pounds and is sold to the
jobbers that way. In selling to the
consumer the jobber uses the com
mon ton of 2,400 pounds. ..
In fixing the pjrice the government
has designated" 4to ..$5.30 -at. the
mines. If Iheie ponces'. arc on the
basis of a' 2,000-pound ' ton, jobbers
here assert they are higher than at
present, whereas if they are on the
basis of the 2,240-pound ton, there is
but little" change; "from the present
charge.; Atfany rai they: say: that
they fail'to see how. the present r-.
tail prices of $13.75 a 2,000-pound ton
is going to be cut to any extent.
At the retail yards dealers assert
that at the present prices they are not
making to exceed 35 rents a ton on
anthracite coal sold. They point to
the fact that three years "ago the price
paid for unloading coal into the stor
age bins was 10 cents a ton and that
now they are-gaying shovelers 25
cents. Formerly,they paid drivers 70
cents a ton for .deliverinn to custom
ers and now they are paying $1.
Jobbers Are Anxious.,
In the matter of the bituminous
coal jobbers are unable to determine
what the effect of the government's
action will be. They say that they
cannot even guess until they get lined
up and know what the different
grades of coal will cost at the mines.
This may require several days they
say. - -
Garrett Appointed New
Minister to Holland
Washington, Aug. 23 The'nomina
tion of John W. Garrett of Baltimore,
to be minister to the Netherlands and
Luxemburg, was confirmed late to
day by the senate
Leaves French Mastes of All
FRENCH ARE MASTERS.
The French are masters of all the
important points on the Verdun front
which they held before the beginning
of the great German attack last year.
On the British front the bitter fight
for possession of Lens was continued
during the night The official British
statement announces that the British
now hold German trenches iramedi
ately northwest of the Green Grassier,
to the south of Lens, and that espe
cially heavy losses have been inflicted
on the Germans.
Poituguese troops which are hold
ing a sector in northern France re
pulsed German raids in the vicinity
of La Bassee.
Heavy artillery fighting continues
around Vpres, where the British have
improved their positions and success
fully withstood counter-attacks.
Berlin, Aug. 24. (Via London.)
The evacuation byV the Germans of
Hill 304, the famous stronghold on
the Verdun front, is announced by
the war office. It is said a weak gar
rison was left there.
First Break in -Embargo;
, Goes to Holland
Washington, Aug. . 24. The first
break in th food .embargo to Euro
pean neutrals came today; on condi
tions imposed by the United States,
Under agreement to furnish some
of the cargoes for relief of Belgians
the government will permit a score, of
Dutch grain ships to catry their car
goes to Holland. i
In return for the privilege of im
porting 270,000 bushels of American
rye Sweden released 600,000 bushels
of wheat from American elevators to
the Belgian Relief commission.
Four Men Are Held for
Street Car Strike Murder
San Francisco, Aug. 24. Charges
of murder and assault with intent to
commit murder' were entered against
each of four men ai rested early today
following the killing of James Waters,
a conductor, and the wounding of two
others during a shooting affray be
tween a car crew of the United Rail
roads and strike sympathizers late
Lawrence O'Connell, said to be a
striking conductor, was arrested when
he reported to the emergency hospital
with an injured hand, following a re
port that one of the assailants had
been hit in the hand. His brother,
Thomas, and John Hogan also were
arrested. The fourth man arrested was
Charles Cantiell, who, police say, is
Nebraskans in Capital
For Business and Pleasure
(From s, SUff Correspondent.)
Washington, Aug. 24. (Special Tel
egram.j C. J. Miles of Hastings,
Neb., is in Washington en route home
after attending a manufacturers' con
vention in Philadelphia.
Rev. John O'Grady, of Omaha, who
is in charge of the "college unit of
harvesters under the direction of the
secretary of labor, is in Washington
-to'make a report on his work in the
harvest fields of Oklahoma, Kansas
and South Dakota.
Senator Hitchcock returned to
Washington yesterday after a ten
days' visit with his family in New
England. . A
Japanese University Prof. '
Faces Hindu Intrigue Charges
San, Francisco, Aug. 24. Tarak
Nath Das, declared by federal authori
ties to have been a ringleader of an
afteged plot in the United States to
foment a revolution against British
rule in India, who was recently in
dicted on that charge by the federal
grand jury together with a 100 or
more Germans and Hindus, was ar
rested on his arrival here today on a
trans-Pacific steamer. Tarrak was
held in $10,000 bail.
Das came voluntarily to face trial,
according to United States District
Attorney Preston, who said he was
a professor of political economy in a
Appeal Through The Bee
For Yarn Brings Results
Eleven dollars -worth of yarn al
ready is the response to The Bee's
appeal for yarn with which aged
women at the Old People's Home on
Fontenelle boulevard may knit hel
mets, wristlets and sweaters for Un
cle Sam s boys in the army and navy.
Mrs. C. C. Belden gave $10 anfl her
neighbor, Mrs. F. P. Ddolittle, $1. '
Ship Program Calls
Fori J70 Vessels
Washington, Aug. 24. The gov
ernment's ship building program
calls for a total of 1,270 ships of
7,968,000 tonnage, it was revealed
today in estimates the shipping
board has sent to Secretary Mc
Addo, on which to base a request
for a new billion dollar appropria
AT CAMP CODY FOR
WORK WITH ARMY
Nebraska's Brigadier Genera
Reaches Demlng, n! M., to
Take Up Duties; Many
Army Officers Assembled.
(From Staff Correspondent.)
Deming, N. M., Aug. 24. (Special
Telegram.) Commanders in Camp
Cody will hardly know who is the rea
ranking officer for the next day or
two so fast are the brigadiers gather
ing here. Major General A. P.
Blocksom, division head, is due by
Sunday and his staff will soon line up
the sergeant majors and the staff.
Brieader General George II. Har
ries of the Nebraska troops arrived
this morning from Omaha accom
panied by staff officers and twelve
Captain Eugene T. Harris of Oma-
har is acting adjutant.
Aidi With Harries.
First Lieutenant Warren H. Har
ries. Omaha, and First Lieutenant
Ernest J. Meyers, Grand Island, are
among the staff.
One company of each of the Fourth,
Fifth and Sixth Nebraska infantry in
camp. Brigadier General H. T. Al
len fro Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will arrive
iu Cody Saturday morning. He stoo
ped in El Paso this afternoon. He
will find the three arms of his state
represented. He is accompanied by
Major C. B, Robins, Cedar Rapids,
Adjutant aim Lieutenant frea it
Lieutenant Colonel. J. M. Cofin, di-
. m i
Vision surgeon, win go la tamp wim
the senerals Situfday to have general
charge of base and field hospitals and
ambulances. lie has just nnisnea
teachinir ambulance and hospital of
ficers at Fort Riley. He .liad charge
of .the medical department with Gen
eral Pershing in Mexico. Friends of
the officer say he is one ot the ablest
i nthe armv and that the health of
the command will be in" good hands.
He said today that accommodations
will be provided for 3 per cent of the
.i . i i i t -
men in camp in me uase nospuais
Negroes to Columbus.
Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel
W. H. Raymond probably will arrive
with General Blocksom. Colonel r. L.
Winn. Twentv-fourth infantry, will
reiinquisn camp command snoruy. j
report today said that prt of his
regiment, involved in the rioting at
Houston, Tex., will , be returned to
Columbus. N. M.. where the com
, J I. ..I A
mand has been since its return from
Mexico. The negroes here are doing
provost guad duty in town as well
as holding down the older section of
the reservation, built last year when
the Arkansas troops were here.
Suartc rmaster Sergeant H. R. Kim
of El Paso is the only regular
army soldier on the construction job.
Major George R. Logan, Jr and Cap
tain M. E. Gillette from Des Moines
and. Captain "Frank Barthol from St.
Paul are guardsmen. .
United States to Loan
Huge Sum to Russia
Washington, Aug. 24. The United
States reaffirmed today its faith in the
new Russian democracy and gave con
crete evidence of its confidence by
loaning another $100,000,000 to the
provisional government. s
Announcement of the loan came
from the Treasury department soon
after Secretary Lansing had denied
formally .that report JlfrOm Russia
were of an unfavorable nature and de
clared that on the contrary confiden
tial dispatches to the government
were the basis'foi his belief that the
administration at Petrogra4 was
strengthening its position.
Jury in Russia First
Time in Treason Case
Petrograd, Aug. 24. The case
against General W. A. Soukhomlinoff,
former minister of war, who is
charged with high treason, and his
wife, accused of being an accomplice,
came yesterday before the cassation
department of the senate, assisted for
the first time in Russia by a jury.
Suit for $25,000 Damages
Brought by Plainvie wWoman
Pierce, Neb., Aug. 24. (Special.)
Last week Mrs. Mabel Rich of
Plainview filed a suit in the district
court of Pierce county against John
M. Fuiton, a farmer near Plainview,
asking for $25,00Q damages. The pe
tition filed alleges breach of con
tract and slander.
Allies Capture 167,780
Men Since April Ninth
London, Aug. 24.The British,
French, Italians and Russians have
captured 167,780 war prisoners since
April 9, when the 1917 campaign
opened, according to a statement is
sued by the British war department
this evening. .
TRAIL OF DEATH LEFT IN
TEXAS CITY WHEN BLACK
TROOPERS START MUTINY
Policemen, Civilians and Soldiers Killed When Negro
Infantrymen Storm Houston Bent on Avenging
Alleged Insults and Abuse ot Colored
Regulars by Civil Officers.
Houston, Tex., Aug. 24. More than 100 negro soldiers of
the two companies of the Twenty-fourth infantry which en
gaged in a riot last night and caused- the death of sixteen and
the wounding of more than a score of persons, are being sought
today by strong patrols of regulars and Illinois National
Guardsmen under the command of General John A.'Hulen, gov
ernoi of the city, now under martial law. ,
CRIES FOR PEACE,
Prominent Subject of Emperor
Charles Tells Copenhagen,
Press His Country is
Ready to Quit. ,
Copenhagen, Aue. 24. An Austria
which is literally crying for peace,
which has discarded any thought of
territorial expansion and, is even will
ing to buy its way out of the war
by territorial sacrifices on the Italian
front and in Galicia; an Austria of
frequent food riots, unable to last
through another winter of war; an
Austria wnose population wuuiu rise
in revolution if any reasonable peace
o,ffer were rejected by the govern
merit,' is, pictured "by an intelligent
Austrian who has arrived from Vi
enna, In a long talk with the correspond
ent today he told a story which,
though perhaps unduly pessimistic,
exp'ains the persistency of Count
Czernin, Austro-Hungarian foreign
minister, and of Emperor Charles in
returning again and again to the sub
ject of peace negotiations.
Talks With Germans.
This Austrian, who socnt several
days in Berlin on his way to Cop
enhagen, had an opportunity to talk
with representatives of the German
foreign office, including Baron von
dem Bussche-IIaddenhauscn, the un-
der-secretary, and other prominent
Germans of the stamp of Prof. Hans
Delbrueck of the University of Ber
lin; Phillipp Scheidemann, the social
ist leader, and Maximilian Harden,
editor of the Zukunft. He said that
all of these men with the exception
of Herr Harden were convinced peace
was coming before winter.
London, Aug. 24. Telegrams re
ceived here from Rome say that
prominent persons at the Vatican, in
terpreting, the papal neace note, as
sert that Pope Benedict believes an
indemnity necessary for the restora
tion of Belgium and northern France
and also that the pope lakes the view
that restoration of Serbia is essen
tial, but did not mention it in his note
as he believed the whole Balkan ques
tion would be dealt with more effec
tively by negotiation as a separate
. From the same source it is ?aid
that issuance of the peace note was
preceded by unofficial conversations
with prominent Germans in an en
deavor to obtain Germany s consent
to provisions for restoration of in
Says He Is Russ Diplomat;
Held as German Spy Suspect
San Francisco. Cal.. Auir. 24.---
Boris De Laskine. who claimed to be
a Russian diplomat, was arrested on
his arrival here today on a trans
Pacific steamer by federal authorities
as a German spy suspect. He had a
Russian passport, $2,000 in cash and
seventeen trunks, the authorities said.
He was to be que;ioned conccrnintr
Texas House Committee
Draws Impeachment Charge
Austin, Tex., Aug. 24. After a
committee of nine members of the
house had been appointed today to
draw up impeachment charges against
Governor James E. Ferguson, for
presentation to the senate, the house
recessed until 2 o'clock this after
noon. Two Federal Prisoners
v Escape Through Sewer
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 24. Jo
seph Campbell and James Thomas
were still at large today after escap
ing from the federal penitentiary late
yesterday by crawling through a
sewer for ZOO yards and sawing off
steel bars across the end of it.
Campbell was brought here from
Alaska, where he was sentenced for
the killing of two brothers to gain
possession of a gold mine. Thomas
was convicted for the robbery of the
postoffice at Nemaha, Neb.
Three companies of coast artillery
regulars from Fort Crockett rein
forced the 1,000 or more Illinois
Guardsmen today and order, which
was restored early this morning, is
being maintained. 1
Roll call this morning by Major
Snod, in command of the battalion of
negroes, developed 125 men were ab
sent. Eighteen of these have sur
rendered and others-are being round
ed up by the military patrols as the
search of the negro district pro
Under military law, it is stated, sol
diers may be shot for having muti
nied and fired, on their officers.
Arrest Causes Trouble.
The trouble is said to have been
begun late yesterday, after some of
the negro soldiers hat Complained ot
treatment accorded them by members
of the Houston police force.
About 9 o'clock last night some
eighty negroes, later being joined by
others, formed ;at their camp and be
gan a inarch toward downtown Hous
ton. Lights in residences along the
way were shot out and a number of
persons wounded as they sat inside
their-houses. Crowds of Houston
men, with unarmed Texas Guards
men, here,, started.. forthR caniPi hut
stopped when an army officer mount
ed air automblle and addressed them.
Men Beyond Control,
Major K, S. Snow, commanding the
negro troops guarding Cjmp Logan,
early today declared that he attempt
ed to control the men when he saw
what was about to happen, "but they
were beyond cqntrol and some ISO of
them started to shoot promiscuously
in the camp and soon scattered in
IRA D. RAINF.Y, mounted police
RUFE DANIELS, mounted police
MIDDE-AGED MAN NAMED
SMITH. - .
S. SATTON, barber.
CAPTAIN J. W. MATTES, Bat
tery a, becona held artillery.
E. J. MEINKE. police officer.
A. R. CARSTENS, painter,
FRED E. WINKLER.
BRYANT WATSON, negro sol
dier, Company K, Twenty-fourth in
fantry. M. D. EVERTON, member of
local artillery battery.
C. W. WRIGHT.
HORACE MOODY, policeman,
died in hospital.
E. J. MEINEKE, policeman.
E. M. JONES, jitney driver, found
near Camp Logan. , -
The dead police officers- were
among the first to reach the rioting
negroes. One., Rufe Daniels, helped
to make the arrests yesterday after
noon that led directly to the riot
According to police reports, the
trouble arose when a negress was ar
rested in a principal section. A negro
soldier asked that the prisoner be
turned over to bim. A refusal led to
an argument and the soldier was sflo
ducd and taken to headquarters.
A little later another negro soldier
approached the policemen and asked
concerning the first man. When told
that the negro was at headquarters
more words followed and this negro
was sent to headquarters after the
policemen had clubbed him with a
pistol. , '
From every source Thursday night
came reports that this treatment of
the soldier led to the riot. Previously
(Continued on Pate Tiro, Column Two.)
Fourteen Base Ball Players
Are Injured in Train Wreck
Champaign, III., Aug. 24. Eleven
members of the Dayton, O., Central,
league base ball team were hurt this
morning -when a fast freight crashed
into the rear end of a passenger train
in which they were riding at Mans
field. The rhost seriously injured of
the ball players were:
Ray Spencer, right fielder, who lost
Lewis Schettler,. one eye knocked
Pat Donohue, brother of Jack Don
ohue, big leaguer, catcher, two fin
gers cut off and back hurt, '
City of Saloniki '
Is Again in Flames
Athens. Aug. 24. A second fire is
burning in aaloniki, where great dam
age was done last Saturday by a con
flagration which destroyed a consid
erable part of the city, making 60,000
persons homeless. Thus far 1,00(1 '
houses have been destroyed.
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