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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1919.
BUTTE IS UNDER
Twelve Thousand Miners
Idle; Troops Use Bayonets
to Disperse Reluctant
Mobs on Streets.
Buttf, Mont., Feb. 10. Twelve
thousand miners are 'idle here to
night, either as the" result of last
week's strike of independent union
arganizations as a protest against a
reduction of $1 a day in wages and
the "rustling card" system, or
through fear of intimidation by the
striking element. The situation is
under control of military forces
commanded by Maj. A. M. Jones.
Operation of street car service in
Butte was halted early in the day
when crowds of strikers surrounded
the barns and, according to the mil
itary authorities, threatened violence
if the cars were sent out on their
For about two hours early today
the troops were kept busy patrol
ling the streets leading to the mines.
Many gatherings of strikers were
broken up and on one occasion when
an individual showed reluctance in
obeying the order to "move on," the
bayonet was called into play.
Few Men at Work.
, Although the streets were cleared
of pickets, only a few men went to
work according to John Gillie, man
ager of mines for the . Anaconda
Copper Mining company. Gillie
- said this was due partly to the lack
of street car transportation and
partly to fear of violence. Team
sters of the Anaconda company's
hardware department did not work
because, according to Mr. . Gillie,
th,ey had been warned that violence
would follow if they did. .
"No demands for anything have
been presented to the companies,"
Gillie said. "The men who have
been at work have not struck they
are simply being prevented from
going to work through intimidation.
Although they realize they have the
protection of the soldiers, the fear
that they may be attacked, at their
homes or elsewhere when this pro
tection is not available, has kept
"We are willing to operate some
of the mines in order to take care
of those men with families and de
serving soldiers who have been dis
charged, but there is no necessity of
working the mines at all at this time,
because of the present surplus of '
copper in the country."
Requests for Female
Help Fall Off 48 Per
. C" XT 1
Lent omce iovemDer
Washington, Feb., 10. Reporfs re
ceived by the federal employment
service show that requests fron em
ployers for female help have de
creased1 48 per cent since the sign
ing of the armistice while registra
tions women for employment
'iave, decreased only 12 per cent.
Thf service announced today that
during the week ending January 18
applications for woman workers to
talled only 28,74.2 as against 56,059
during the week elding November 2.
The number of women applying for
positions during the week in Janu
ary was 21,662 compared with 24,569
for the week ending November 2.
Decreases in requests from em
ployers for women workers occurred
in practically every state reporting
a surplus of labor. In this connec
tion,, the service said it estimated
that approximately 11,000,000 women
in the country were dependent on
their earnings and that they must be
kept permanently employed.
Ohio Knox, Civil War
Veteran, Is Dead at
After an illness covering a period
of nearly two years, Ohio Knox, pio
neer real estate and business man,
. and one of the best known citizens
of Council Bluffs, died at his home,
156 Fark avenue, at a late hour Sun-
, day. Death was caused by slowly
hardening of the arteries, but the
immediate cause was a stroke -of
paralysis several weeks ago. He had
been slowly approaching the end and
was entirely unconscious for the last
three or four days. ' r
Rev. F. W. Evans, Gets
Call to New York
After having received several in
vitations to become the pastor of the
liatlem Presbyterian church, one of
the strongest church organisations
in New York City, and as often de
clining it, Rev. Frederick W. Evans,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, Council Bluffs, has conclud
d to accept, and has announced his
v.-ithdrawal from the church here
some time in March. He will boRit:
his work in New York on April 1.
Postal Dept. Appointments.
"Washington, Feb. 10. (SprrUI Tel",
tram. The following railway mall
clerks hava ben appointed in Iowa: M.
'". N'ebhala. Brandon; Mlsa Helen Alberi,",
Ttiorton; H. rn Baker, Council Bluffs;
H. F. Crtapln, VVauke; M. J. Wilts, Mont
rose; A. K. Plank, Germania; I. B. Fink.
Kurllnirton; D. B. Porter. Grand Junction;
d Viothechllclc, Burlinrton; A. O. Broahar,
Vurana; Miss Florenc E. Machln, l)u
LuMie; Mi Mary'K. O'Orady, Delmir;
" 11. Clouae, ahellrock; Fred Raemuaarn,
lOnsell: Mlsa 8. 8. Schmidt, Sioux City:
Mina Mabel W. Dow, Waterloo; C. H.
Nii kle, Dea Molnen; C. Z. . Goodenonfn,
Knosrvtlle; Mlas Ollva E. Lawlen, Sibley;
Mrs. Haiet McGralh. Sloui City; A. R.
-nwyer. Dubuque; Mlsa Mary M. Ruck!-,
Burlington. In South Dakota: u m.
. rort. Clark; B. F. Kabel, Spearfiah; H.
11, Adnnia, Bell Fourche.
Poet, when discontinued. Blackfoot, Box
fcij-te county Neb: mali to Bemlgford
M. Hyde county. S. P.; mall to High,
Ho us 3 Committee Approves
Amendment to Wheat Price
Washington, Feb. 10. The house
agriculture committee today ap
proved an amendment to the gov
trnment guarantee wheat price bill
making the measure effective until
October 31, 1919, instead of Decem
ber 31, 1919, as originally provided,
"i he amendment will be reported to
the house tomorrow.
(Continued From Page One.)
private detective and shook him
down for information as to where a
stolen automobile was. And the
evidence of two disinterested wit
nesses is that Pipkin said he was gO'
ing to give $50 of the reward to
Daubaum. Danbaum made no re
port of the case to the chief of de
tectives or the chief of police. The
car was returned to the owner who
paid the reward and, if it hadn't been
for a bunch of keys found, none of
the three men implicated would ever
have been arrested. The way to
reorganize the police department is
to dismiss men who conceive such
operations to be their duty. ,
, Zimraan Flirts With Police Job,
Mayor Smith shook his finger at
Mr. Zimmau as he started his
"I have known that Mr. Zjniman
had in his bosom what he has just
SEid ever since May 14 when we or
ganized the council and apportioned
the departments," he said, "but this
is the first time I knew him to
come out and make it public'
The mayor referred to Zimman's
desire to be appointed police com
missioner. It is also a matter of in
side history that Ziniman could have
been mayor if he had consented to
vote for himself, as three other com
missioners wished to vote for him
for that office.
Downfall of Council.
"A most serious situation is
brought out in this trial and if it is
continued it means nothing less than
the downfall of this council," said
the mayor. "The eyes of the people
are upon us to fulfill the promises
we made in the campaign. We called
the members of the department to
gether soon after we took office and
we told them that the men who did
their duty would have jobs as long
as they want them, but that those
who failed to do their duty would
be dismissed. It is evident to me
that Danbaum did not do his duty in
this case and I am in favor of dis
missing him. And if it is necessary
to dismiss Van Deusen or any ot the
rest of them for the good of the
force and to make good our promise
to the people, I shall vote to do that,
Makes Brief Reply.
Commissioner Zimman made a
brief reply to Messrs. Ringer and
Smith in recording his vote on the
charge against Danbaum.
Any suggestion made by Mr.
Kinger of Mr. Smith in connection
with 'Budweiser' control of the po
lice department are totally without
foundation, he said. iora uenni
son did not support me for election
in the last campaign nor in the three
"I have not the least desire to be
police commissioner, I" thank you
from the bottom of my heart for
not making me police commissioner.
And in every way I. will co-operate
with Mr. Ringer to make the opera
tion of that department a success.
I hope progress will bemade to
ward getting it on an efficient
Started Last Thurssday.
' The Danbaum hearing was started
last Thursday, and, after the city's
evidence was nearly all in was post
poned to yesterday because of the
absence of a witness. This witness,
H. L. Branson, was present yester
day and substantiated the testimony
of George Richardson that Charles
W. Pipkin had said that he must
have $150 for the recovery of
Richardson's car because he had to
give Ren Danbaum $50, give $50 to
the "Kansas City parties," and keep
$50 for himself.
This part of the testimony was
absolutely denied by both Pipkin
and Danbaum in their testimony.
Pipkin said he called tip Danbaum
on Sunday, November 17, and asked
him to come to bis office in the Ar
lington block as he had information
from Kansas City regarding the
Richardson car. When Danbaum
arrived they went to the home of
Meyer Greenberg and brought him
to Pipkin's office where they
"sweated" him for half an hour,
when he broke down and told them
the car was concealed in a garage
at Twentieth and Dodge streets,
where they then went and recovered
it. Danbaum said he did not arrest
Greenberg because he (Greenberg)
told him that Ralph Spellman had
stolen the car and he let Greenberg
go in order to catch Spellman.
Use Their Judgement.
Detectives Van Deusen, Anderson
and Rich al ltcstified that the po
lice use their judgment as to
whether it were best to arrest any
person. It often serves the ends of
justice better by letting one per
son go until they have caught other
persons who are harder to catch.
All made the statement that they
were not accustomed to making re
ports of criminals on whose trail
they were to their superiors, but
mentioned them among themselves.
Regulation of Meat
Industry Would Be
Approved by Packers
Washington, Feb. 10. Regulation
of the meat industry by a presideiv
tial commission representing , pro
ducers, meat , packers and consum
ers would be approved by the five
big packers,' the senate agriculture
committee was told today by Levy-
Mayer, counsel tor Armour & Co,
Francis J. Heney, who conducted
the federal trade commission's meat
packing investigation, gave the com
mittee details of offers of employ
ment which ' he said were made to
him by Levy Mayer, counsel for
Armour & Co., 'before and during
the present hearing.
Mr. Mayer emphatically denied
that he had made any offers or any
of the statements attributed to him
Lby Mr. Heney. At the close of the
day Mr. Mayer stood up with a book
in his hand and, he said, for the
purpose of assisting, the committee
to determine to whom it should give
credence. started to make a state
ment which he said dealt "with Mr.
Heney and the 'fixing of a jury."
Mr. Heney immediately was on
his feet and announced that if any
such statement was introduced he
would bring in the attorney general
to prove that any such charge
against him was false.
Red Cross Gives to Near East.
Washington. Feb. 10. The Amer
ican Red Cross today announced it
had made an additional appropria
tion of $150,000 for relief work in.
Palestine and the Near East in Janu
ary and February.
To Cure A Cold In One Bay
Take LAXATIVE BHOMO QUININE (Tab
lota.) It stops the Cough and Headache
and works off ths Cold. E. W. GROVE'S
signature on each box. 30c.. Adv.
(Continued From Tag One.)
Craighead. "Dr. Leavens' remarks
were altogether out of place. We
were not interfering with any of his
work. 1 still leel he owes the dc
partment an apology and J told hint
so too, over the telephone.
Them Harsh Words.
"If Dr. Leavens had used different
words, what he said might have been
acceptable, chimed m Mrs. H. G.
Bailey, leader of the department,
who penned the note requesting the
apology. It was his words we ob
What they would do in case Dr,
Leavens declined to make an apol
ogy, no one ventured to state.
it all harks back to Wilma Rice,
inmate of the City Detention hos
pital and a "scarlet woman" whom
members of the social science de
partment recently refused to permit
to appear before their meeting, on
request of Mrs. Haves. The reason
assigned at that time was that it
would do no good to hear the wo
man, that anything she might have
to say could be presented through
Mrs. Hayes. j
The "Terrific" Rebuke.
At the department's.next meeting
at which Dr. Leavens was invited to
speak on "Social Hygiene," he ad
ministered the following rebuke:
"I am ashamed of you! While man
is the chief offender in the social
evil, woman is the chief offender in
the social ostracism which is prac
ticed on the sinful woman You il
lustrated this in refusing to permit
her to address you," he asserted.
After Dr. Leavens had left the
room, Mrs. D. G. Craighead defend
ed the position the women had tak
en in denying Wilma Rice audience.
Considered the Girl.
"It was not because we did not
deem her worthy. She is our sister
and if we can extend her a helping
hand we will do so. Personally I
voted against hearing her talk be
cause I considered the girl herself.
I thought the publicity would be bad
for her future, when she was ready
to face the world again," Mrs.
Craighead explained. '
"The social evil will not be cured
by ignoring it," Dr. Leavens em
phasized in his talk. "All are sub
ject to contamination. The evil
needs to be openly attacked, i. is
so deep-seated and widespread."
Dr. Leavens rebuke incenses the
club women. "The sentiment of
this department is that you did us
an injustice in your implied accusa
tion," wrote Mrs. Bailey in her let
ter to the reverend doctor. "The
influence of your otherwise splen
did talk was spoiled by your one
"The publicity given your state
ment creates the wrong impression
It is unjust and should be rectified.'
Evidence of further entangle
ments in the club women s nartici
pation in the detention hospital em-
brogno is contained m other pas
sages of the letter.
The directory of the Woman's
club proper, which has publicly
taken no stand in the matter, re
fuses to assume responsibility for
the actions or "sensational" topics
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discussed by its offspring, the polit
ical and social scieuce department.
The executive committee request
ed Mrs. Bailey, leader of the latter
department, to emphasize the dis
tinction. Whole Club Implicated.
"The manner in which you impli
cated the whole club is wrong. The
club is devoted to justice and up
lifting influences, not to sensation
alism," was the text of Mrs. Bailey's
When Mrs. Bailey finished the
reading of the letter someone ven
tured the belief Dr. Leavens would
be courteous enough to reply to the
letter. He had not up to the time
of the meeting.
Then Mrs. Hayes made her de
fense of Dr. Leavens' stand.
Bruce L "Buster" Brown
is Dead at Ogden, Utah
Bruce L., "Buster" Brown, well
known Omahan and for many years
connected with the dining car serv
ice of the Union Pacific railroad,
died Friday at the Dee Memorial
hospital at Ogdcn, Utah.
Mr. Brown reached Ogden from
Omaha a week ago Tuesday and was
at once taken to the hospital where
physicians diagnosed his case as
He is surveyed by one brother.
Israel C. Brown, and five sisters,
Mrs. Joseph Ballantyne, Mrs. Frank
J. Cannon, Mrs. Fred II. May and
Misses Hattie and Anna Brown, re
siding at San Diego, Cat.
Woman's Club Endorses the
Larson Minimum Wage Bill
The social and political depart
ment of the Omaha Woman's club
in session at the Y. W. C. A. Mon
day afternoon, endorsed the Larson
minimum wage bill for women now
pending before the Nebraska legis
To Ask Aid of House to
of Naval Expansion
Washington, Feb. 10. Adminis
tration leaders tomorrow will ask
the aid of the house rules commit
tee in an effort to prevent the navai
expansion program from being elim
inated from the annual naval ap
propriation bill on points of order
raised today by Republican Leader
Mann and sustained by Representa
tive Garrett of Tennessee, democrat,
who was presiding.
Representative Mann contended
that the authorization of 10 super
dreadnaughts and 10 scout cruisers
was legislation which could not
properly be carried in an appropria
tion measure. When tms point hat!
been sustained, Chairman Padgett
of the naval committee sought to
save the program by offering an
amendment appropriating $5,000,000
for new ship construction, which
was ruled out of order.
Favors Withdrawal of All
American Troops in Russia !
Washington, Feb. 10. Senator
Johnson of California made another
move today to obtain a senate vote
on his proposal to declare in favor
of withdrawing American troops
from Russia. He introduced a reso
lution incorporating a declaration in
order to get a favorable parlia
mentary status. The California sen
ator gave notice that he. would call
up his new resolution.
Lord Cecil Considering
Paris, Feb. 10. Lord Robert Cecil,
British representative on the league
of nations commission, is still con
sidering whether he will accept the
appointment as British ambassador
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