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WARNS AGAINST DEMAND
-TO SURRENDER EX-KAISER.
Berlin, June 11. "Don't demand
the surrender of the emperor," is
the warning given by Gustav Stres
emann, leader of the national liberal
party, in a talk with the Associated
Press correspondent. Mr, Strese
mann declared the peace treaty at
Versailles was a "stupid concoction"
and "we won't sign it."
"If you want to overthrow the re
public, then indict the kaiser," Mr.
Stresemann went on. "But remem
ber it will have the effect of a fire
brand and will leave behind it a
sting which will keep hatred alive
Stresemann asserted he had im
plicit faith that the former emper
or's ambition had been to keep peace
BRYAN AGAIN LOOMING
ON POLITICAL HORIZON.
' Greensboro, N. C, June 11. Wil
liam Jennings Bryan was boomed
again Tuesday. Dr. Russell, found
er of the Anti-Saloon League, and
the American president of the in
ternational league, said at the organ
ization's' convention here that Wil
liam J. Bryan was the logical dem
ocratic presidential timber and the
only man of either party who could
command absolute support of the
BROKER PAYS $75,000
TO OBTAIN NEW WIFE.
New York, June 11. Theodore
Dougherty, ship broker, has paid
$75,000 for the privilege of taking
unto himself a new wife. His first
wife, Frances B. Dougherty, of
Bethel, Conn., obtained a separation
in 1917 after she had discovered that
he had been accompanied on auto
mobile trips by Miss Ruby Buch
anan, formerly a telephone operator
at the Waldorf-Astoria. Mrs.
Dougherty was awarded $42,000 in
lieu of dower rights and $20 a week
alimony. Since then Mrs. Dough
erty has obtained a final decree of
She then brought suit against the
former telephone girl who had "be
come Mrs. Dougherty No. 2, for
alienation of the affections of her
former husband. When the suit
came up for trial before Justice
Hotchkiss in the supreme court, it
was announced that the case had
been settled out of court. It was
learned that Dougherty had settled
with his former wife by making a
payment of $25,000, which with the
original payment and the alimony
brought the total up to about
PUTS BULLET IN LEG
Paris, June 11. Crown Prince
Charles of Roumania is suffering
from a bullet wound in the leg, self-inflicted,
according to news reach
ing Paris. .
The wound is not regarded as
serious. "" "
f The crown prince's act, which has
caused a sensation in Bucharest, is
said to have been prompted by the
king's insistence that the prince
make six months'trip to Japan, to
iorget MllerCecilie Lambrino, the
girl from whom he was forced by
his royal parents to obtain a di
ve rce because she was neither titled
nor wealthy,. - ,
The queen has done her utmpst to
divert Prince Charles' mind from
Cecilie by trying to' interest him
actively in her charitable works, but
"Charles is still deeply attached to
his former wife and has frequently
been seen in her company. She
: lives in Bucharest and recently gave
birth to a child, which started gos
sip about the succession to the
throne, the heir to which, some safy.
is Prince Nicholas, -who is studying
in England, the crown prince hav
ing, according to report, renounced
The crown prince created conster
nation in Rumanian royal circles
last year by marrying at Odessa
Mile. "Cecilie (Zizi) Lambrino. the
daughter of a retired major in the
Roumanian army. For this escapade
King Ferdinand ordered that he be
given 75 days" solitary confinement
"for absenting himself without leave
from his garrison." All efforts at
the time to have the crown prince
leave his wife were without avail.
ORDINARY SUITS TO
COST $75 NEXT YEAR.
1 Kansas City, Mo., June 11. Or
dinary suits for men next spring
will cost the wearer from $50 to
$75 each and the public is ready to
nay that for a suit, Ludwig Stein,
president of the National Clothing
Manufacturers association, declared
before he Midwest Reconstruction
conference of retail clothiers meet
ing in this city. ' .
, .Mr. Stein declared that cloth
would be scarce because of a lack
of labor. He said that the tendency
in men's styles is turning slowly
back to plain models.
The conference is being attended
by more than 500 retail clothiers
of Missouri, Kansas. Oklahoma, Ne
braska and Colorado.
URGED TO BACK LEAGUE.
Des Monnes. June 11. Govern
ment ownership of railroads and
support of the League of Nations
was urged upon the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers by Warren
S. Stone, its president, at Wednes
day night's session of the two-day
national convention of the ordf r.
Mr. Stone declared that govern
ment ownership had not had a fair
trial, saying it was unfair to use the
wartime record as a criterion of
what might be done.
In regard to the League of Na
tions, he said 90 per cent of the
working people favor it.
Both questions may come before
the convention Thursday. '
375,000 YANKS COMING
BACK TO U. S. IN JUNE
Paris, June 11. General Per
shing has advised that he pro
poses to transport 375,000 men
homeward during the month of
June. This breaks all previous
records for moving troops ovei
seas and exceeds the number
Great Britain moved across the
channel in any month.
Teutons Will Be Given Five
Days' Limit for Final Ac
tion; Austrian Treaty
Paris, June 11. Distinct progress
was reported tonight on the reply of
the allied and associated govern
ments to the German counter pro
posals, and indications are that the
reply will be ready for delivery on
The Germans will be given five
days' limit for final action, which
would therefore come on or before
June 18. 1
The main feature of this progress
was an agreement regarding the
reparation terms, which have been
the subject of a sharp controversy
during the past 10 days.
As finally adopted, the terms- do
not fix the definite amount of rep
arations but the commissi6n is re
quired to fix the amount within four
months of the signing of the treaty;
The revised terms clear away
much that was open to the construc
tion of being vexatious.
Final action on Germany's re
quest for. admission to the league
of nations has not yet been reached,
but the discussion is declared to be
tending toward an accord.
The Silesian question, which has
given difficulty, also has virtually
Austrian Treaty Sidetracked.
Little progress is being made in
the drafting of the missing articles
of the treaty with Austria, owing to
the greater urgency of completing
negotiations with, the Germans.' One
American othcial who is working on
the Austrian treaty, when asked to
day when the rest of the summary
would be available, replied:
"There may not be any more. The
Austrians have more now apparent
ly than they are able to sign."
The same waiting attitude is ob
served regarding the Hungarian
treaty, parts of which are identical
with the German and Austrian
treaty and already are in print. A
tentative draft of the frontiers of
Hungary has been prepared for sub
mission to the council of four but
there is no expectation that the
council will begin serious considera
tion of the Hungarian settlement
until the expected changes in the
Austrian and German pacts are out
of the way.
The reply to the German counter
proposals agreed upon by the peace
conference" heads refuses the Ger
man reqtiest for a mandate for the
former German colonies, it was
Partition of Turkey
Paris, June 11. Turkey's fate is
still clouded in mystery. Although
a Turkish delegation is. expected to
arrive in Paris Thursday, it seems
impossible to learn from any mem
bers of thellied delegations exactly
what plans, if any, have been out
lined for dealing with Turkey.
It has been made clear by the
entente delegations that the Turk
are coming to Paris on their own
suggestion. They come as con
sultants, or expert advisers, not as
France and Great Britain are now
in control in Constantinople.
Turkey in Asia is thoroughly dom
inated by Greek, Italian and British
troops and the feeling is growing in
Paris that the partition of Turkey
is an accomplished fact.
Detroit Strike Settled.
.Detroit, June 11. A temporary
settlement of the street car strike
was effected when the city council
and officials of the Detroit United
Railways reached an agreement un
der which operations are 40 he re
sumed immediately, leaving a final
settlement of the fare controversy
VOL. 48 NO. 308.
Governor Urges Citizens to.
Observe National Flag Da
Lincoln, Neb., June 11. Gover
nor McKelvie, in a proclamation is
sued Wednesday, urges all citizens
of the state to observe June 14 as
National Flag day by displaying the
national colors from 9 o'clock in
the morning until evening.
His proclamation follows:
It needs no encomium on my
part to glorify the flag of our
country for the reason that it is
loved by all its; friends and re
spected even by its enemies at
home and abroad. During the
past year our flag has been in the
front ranks and , has received a
'new baptism of fire on foreign
soil, in the great war waged for
the preservation of the principles
for which our country, stands and
bat at all times beea read to
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P. O. w ttt t Much S. IS79.
Labor Unions Disapprove
of Wartime Prohibition
By Vote of Seven to One
Resolution Passed by Delegates to Convention in At-
lantic City After Bitter Fight ; Mrs. Rena Mooney
Addresses Members in Interests of Husband Con
victed in San Francisco Explosion Case.
Atlantic City, June 11. A resolution expressing organ
ized labor's disapproval of wartime prohibition and strongly
urging that 2 per cent beer be exempt from the provisions
of the eighteenth amendment to the constitution and from
the wartime prohibition measure which goes into effect July
1, was adopted by the reconstruction convention of the
American Federation of Labor.
A bitter fight was waged against
the proposals by dry elements,
especially delegates from Seattle,
who based their arguments on the
benefits they said their city had
found through prohibition, but it
was carried by an overwhelming
vote of 26,475 to 4,005. The voting
is proportional to the membership
of the unions represented.
The resolution will be sent to
President Wilson and congress.
Nearly all the big labor organiza
tions of the country voted for the
resolution. The blacksmiths, spin
ners, stereotypers and delegates of
the teachers' federation of America,
all voted against it. The boiler
makers and iron shipbuilders, the
longshoremen and the typographical
organizations split their vote. Aside
from Seattle, Chicago was the only
one of the big city labor organiza
tions that voted "no."
Few Vote Against It.
In the list of state federations,
Florida, Missouri, Kansas and Vir
ginia voted against it. The railway
clerks' delegation refused to vote at
all, giving no reason; while the dele
gation from the Illinois state feder
ation of labor declined to vote be
cause they announced their organi
zation had taken no stand on the
Immediately after the passage of
the resolution, another was offered
providing that the convention
should suspend its session Saturday
in order that the delegates might go
to Washington on a special train to
participate in the great demonstra-,
tion to be held in front of the cap-'
itol there as a protest against war
time prohibition. This resolution
was adopted almost unanimously,
the delegation from Seattle being
the only one to vote against it.
At the outset, the resolution dis
approving of prohibition cites the
provisions of President Wilson's ex
ecutive order stopping the brewing
of beer on December 1, 1918; the
provisions of the war emergency
bill establishing wartime prohibi
tion and the 18th amendment.- It
"Whereas, All the foregoing is
principally intended to deprive the
TO CALL MILITIA
IF RIOTING STARTS
Strikers and Sympathizers
Remain Quiet During
Winnipeg, June 11. Mayor Chas.
F. Gray made formal announcement
that any further street rioting of a
serious nature will be the signal for
him ,to call upon the militia. He
intimated the question of invoking
military aid was discussed Juring
Tuesday's disturbances at a confer
ence with Gen. H. D. B. Ketchen,
comm-nder of the Manitoba mili
tary district, and Col. J. Stearns,
commanding the Royal Northwest
Mounted Police forces stationed
It was stated at the city hall that
the street fighting resulted in a
large increase in the number of- ap
plicants for special constable duty.
Mayor Gray declared the city would
accept another thousand nun: in
fact, would "take every eligible man
applying for police duty."
T. S. Morson, special returned
soldier constable, was accidentally
shot in the leg. He and anothci
special policeman were set upon by
strike sympathizers and were de
fending themselves vigorously when
a citizen ran to the scene to aid
them, pulled a revolver, aimed for
the legs of the rioters, but hit Mor
defend. On the battiefields in
France, on the ocean and in the
xair, in the hospitals and camps
here and over there, our men and
women have served and thou
sands have laid down their lives
in defense of the Stars and Stripes.
For a number of years. June 14
has been recognized as Flag day
by most of the states, and .hat it
may more generally be celebrated
this year, I make special mention
of the day and request that it be
observed by all the public insti
tutions of the state, public and
private schools, wherever in ses
sion, the churches and the private
homes of the citizens, by the ap
propriate display of the national
colors from 9 o'clock in the morn
ing until evening on SaUfrday the
14th day of June. 110.;
workers of America of the means
to secure legally a glass of beer af
ter a day's work, and,
"Whereas, All this restrictive and
sumptuary legislation has the effect
of destroying part of the American
labor movement and is seriously
crippling many international organ
iations affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the American
Federation of Labor, in convention
assembled in Atlantic City, express
es its disapproval of wartime pro
hibition and that a strong protest
from the delegates to this conven
tion be forwarded to the govern
ment at Washington, setting forth
in a most emphatic manner the
opinion of the delegates to this con
vention that the present mild beers
of 2-4 per cent alcohol by weight
should be exempted from the pro
visions of the 18th amendment to
the constitution and also from the
provisions of the war prohibition
measure; and be it further
"Resolved, That the executive
council of the American Federation
of Labor be and is hereby instructed
to convey these expressions through
a committee to the president of the
United States and to the congress
and to do everything iri its power to
preserve to the people of the United
States their freedom, liberty and
Mrs. Mooney Speaks.
The Mooney case also came up.
Mrs. Rena Mooney, the wife of the
convicted man, was given permis
sion to address the convention from
the platform " -
Mrs. Mooney, a small, rather plump
woman, discussed all the evidence in
the case which, she said, tended to
prove the innocence of her husband
of any connection with the San
The delegates listened in silence
to her recital and at its conclusion
there was considerable applause.
Numerous delegates tonight at
tended a "discussion on the Mooney
case," at which, among other speak
ers, were Dan Murphy, president of
the California State Federation of
Labor; Edgar Hurley, member of
i the California state legislature.
TO ACCEPT AID
IN 'TUT CASES
So Sunk in Lethargy Epidemic
May Carry Off the
" ' Entire Tribe.
Salt Lake City, June 11. Six
Pahzant Indians at the tribal camp,
three miles from Konosh, 150 miles
south of here, died Tuesday of in
fluenza, according to a long-distance
telephone message received here.
Several deaths occurred Monday.
Not more than 35 members of the
tribe survive. Every effort of per
sons residing near the camp to have
the Indians submit to medical treat
ment and to combat the disease have
The Indians are reported to be
sunk in a lethargy from which it is
impossible to rouse them.
White neighbors say the tribe is
doomed unless medical aid be given.
Alaska Epidemic in Hand.
Washington, June 11. The influ
enza epidemic in Alaska now is well
in hand, a dispatch received by Sec
retary Daniels said.
"Y" Worker and Officer
Among U. S. Prisoners
Brought From Overseas
New York, June 11. An army
captain sentenced to serve a virtual
life sentence, for refusing to lead his
company over the top and a former
Y. M. C. A. worker" accused of hav
ing embezzled 65,000 francs were
among , the 30 prisoners brought
back on the Cap Finisterre today.
The names of the prisoners were
Berger Starts Fight to
Retain Seat in House
Washington, June 11. Victor L.
Berger, representative-elect from
the Fifth Wisconsin district, chal
lenged, through counsel today, the
right of the house of representa
tives or one of its committees to
deprive him of his seat.
The question of jurisdiction was
raised after Chairman Dallinger, in
opening the hearing, had explained
it was the committee's purpose to
go into the case 'rom the beginning,
and njrmit the introducTlon of evi
dence by the defense which was ex
cluded .fit the trial in federal court
in wh,ich Berger was convicted and
given a 20-year sentence for viola
tiou of the espionage act.
JUNE 12, 19191
Opponents of League Hopeful
Senate Will Give Warning
Treaty Cannot Be Ratified
in Present Form.
Washington, June 11. After a
period of comparative quiet, the
senate fight over the league of na
tions appears certain to be resumed
Thursday or Friday with a fury that
may eclipse all previous struggles
growing out of the controversy.
It is around the resolution of Sen
ator Knox, republican, of Pennsyl
vania, proposing to put the senate
definitely on record regarding the
revised covenant of the league, that
the next chapter of the fight is to be-
Supporters of the resolution hope
to gather enough strength to give
warning to the Paris conference that
the treaty cannot be ratified here in
its present form, an eventuality
which the treaty supporters exect
to fight to a finish.
The foreign relations committee
decided to take-up the resolution
Thursday morning, with the pros
pect that it will be brought into the
senate as soon as it meets at noon.
It is considered Hkely the fight
will begin when the resolution is
called up for passage Friday. Even
its friends do not expect a roll call
that day and some senators are pre
dicting there will be none for many
days to come.
Senator Knox will make every ef
fort to bring it to a vote before the
treaty is signed at Paris -and in this
he apparently will have the backing
of Republican Leader Lodge.
PROBE OF LEAK
ON PEACE PACT.
Elihu ' Root Testifies He
Showed Copy of Treaty
to Senator Lodge.
Washington, June ll.--How the
peace treaty reached private hands
in New York and thus stirred up a
sensation in the senate was estab
lished Wednesday at a . two-hour
hearing before the foreign relations
Senator Lodge revealed that the
copy he saw was shown him by
Elihu Root, a former secretary of
state. Mr. Root told the commit
tee he got it from Henry P. Davi
son, a member of the Morgan bank
ing house and head of the Red
Cross, and Mr. Davison in turn tes
tified it was given him in Paris by
Thomas W. Lamont, another Mor
gan partner attached to the Amer
ican peace mission.
J. P. Morgan and Frank A. Van
derlip, retiring president of the Na
tional City bank, also before the
committee, said they never had seen
With that . the committee ad
journed, without setting a date to
continue the hearing and with met.'i
bers on both sides of the treaty con
troversy saying privately that the
investigation was over.
Not Used in Financial Way.
Mr. Davison said he secured, the
copy to clear up the status of the
Red Cross under the league of na
tions, and never had used it in a
financial way. He had shown it to
no one except Mr. Root, he contin
ued, and had sent it to him because
he knew the former secretary was
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Two.)
The Bee Asked to Help
Boy Scout Committee
in Its Drive for Funds
As the campaign for funds . for
the Boy Scouts draws to a close the
members of the committee find that
they will be unable to see hundreds
of prospects who are undoubtedly
willing to contribute to -this cause.
In order to assist in the move The
Bee has been asked to work with
Mail subscriptions for $1 or more
can be sent to the Boy Scout com
mittee direct by mail or mailed in
care of The Bee, and will be trans
mitted to the committee.
This plan will give every.one an
opportunity to aid this cause. The
drive will continue until Sunday.
Bolshevists Capture Ufa.
London, -June 11. Bolshevik
forces on Monday captured Ufa, one
of the cities recently taken by the
troops of Admiral Kolchak, after
three days of sanguinary fighting,
according to a Russian wireless dis
patch received here today.
By Mall (I iw), Oally. $4.M: Sunday. 12 W:
Dally and Sir.. MM; auUlda Ntk. MitiM antra.
Teamsters' Union Heads
Accede to Their Plans
Some Firms Said to Have Already Signed Agreements
With Men; Heads of Locals Wrought Up
Over Alleged Unfair Methods of Western Union
Telegraph Company to Dishearten Strikers; No
Violence Reported as Result of Walkouts.
No violence h&a as yet resulted from the walkout of the
1,200 teamsters and truck drivers and helpers and the 250
telegraphers. The teamsters struck .Wednesday morning
following three weeks of fruitless negotiation with their em
ployers, city officials and state labor mediators.
,At the same time -the telegraph operators, messenger
boys and female operators of the automatic telegraph ma
chines walked out in accordance with the orders issued by
Jl J? 1 1 . j I 1 m . -
me national president oi tne
Aitnougn pickets are stationed at
every point of vantage in the city,
police officers have encountered no
difficulty in controlling the men
and women doing picket duty.
It is the belief among officials o
theteamsters' and truck - drivers'
local that the employers will come
to terms in the near future, despite
their statements to the contrary.
Committees of -the men have been
sent to every employer of team
sters or truck drivers in Greater
Omaha. More than 70 firms had
signed agreements with the union
by noon and approximately 250
strikers returned to work this
J. Devering, organizer for the In
OFF SANDY HOOK
Message to Wireless Naval
Communication Service Says
Vessel Had Six Feet of
Water in Engine Room.
New York, June 11. The team
ship Graf Waldersee, a former Ger
man liner taken over by the United
States shipping board, was rammed
38 miles off Sandy Hook, at 11:45
o'clock Wednesday night ' by the
steamship Redondo, a cargo boat,
according to a wireless message re
ceived by the naval communication
A later message said the Graf
Waldersee had six feetxof water in
her engine room.
Washington, June 11. Reports
received at the Navy department
from the commandant at the third
naval district, indicated that the
steamer Graf Waldersee, rammed
by the freighter Redondo off Sandy
Hook, was not in serious danger.
A number of vessels, including the
Leviathan, were reported close "by,
and were going to the rescue. The
vessel was outward bound.
A wireless message received at 1
a. m. Thursday said the steamer
Patricia was taking off passengers
and crew of the Graf Waldersee.
The engine room and fire room of
the former German liner were flood
ed, but the messatge said it was be
lieved the vessel would remain
afloat, and a request was made that
tugs be sent to it assistance.
House Agrees on Further
Reduction in Size of Army
Washington, June 11. Further re
duction in the size of the army to
be maintained for the next fiscal
year was tentatively agraed upon by
the house in deciding to baie appro
priations for pay and maitenance on
an army of 300,000 men, instead of
400,000 as recommended by the
house military committee. The
war department has recommended
provision for an armyof 509,000.
at an Independent Republic
Copenhagen, June Jl. A move
ment has started in Schleswig-Holstein
aiming at the creation of an
independent republic, Berlin news
papers say. The'rpublic would be
separate from Prussia and would
cede no territory to Denmark.
Spiritual Marriage Proves
Unsatisfactory to Husband
New York, June 11. Recommen
dation that a marriage be annulled
on the ground that it "was a purely
spirituaLexperience" was made by
Referee Charles F. Hoffman, who
filed a report before Justice Leon
ard A. Giegerich, in a suit brought
by John Sherwall Conaber against
his wife,' Florence W. Conaber.
In his suit for annulment, Conaber
stated his wife believed in the the
ory that children were the gife of
God apart from human influences.
He said that she refused to recog
nize a state of matrimony as com
monly understood. Mr. Conaber
had urged upon his wife that she
have children, but she refused.
Mrs. Conaber in answer to suit
declared the marriage was meant to
be only "spiritual."
According to the love letters cited
ternational Brotherhood of Team
sters, Chauffers, Stablemen and
Helpers is in this city conducting
Officials Wrought Up.
Officials of various locals in Oma
ha are wrought up ver the alleged
unfair and dishonest tactics being
employed by heads of the Western
Union Telegraph company in an ef
fort to minimize the strike and dis
hearten the strikers.
W. V.. Angell, international or
ganizer for the boilermakers, speak
ing before an assembly of more than
ISO of the striking telegraphers and
their helpers at the Labor Temple
(Continued on Page Two, Column Five.)
OVER REPORT OF
Name of Villa Heard Fre
quently on Streets; All
Juarez, June 11. Five hundred
Mexican federal cavalry, well armed,
left Juarez through Comercio ave
nue, one of the main business
streets, at 8:30 p. m., moving east
ward. Reliable information is to the ef
fect that unarmed Villa and Angeles
men have been trickling into Juar
ez during the evening.
In a skirmish between Mexicaji
federals and advance forces of Gen
eral Angeles, a few miles east of
Juarez Wednesday afternoon, some
federals are reported to have been
killed. The federals were picked off
by snipers. There was no report of
any casualties on the rebel side.
. At 8:30 p. m. Wednesday a Mex
ico Northwestern railway engine
and several stock cars were moving
south of the station. It was a mi'i
tary train, but information as' to
where it was going could not be
The city on the surface is quiet,
but feeling is intense. ' The name of
Villa is heard frequently on the
streets, something unusual since the
Villa-Carranza split. All officers,
even quartermasters and paymas
ters, wore their side-arms tonight.'
2,000 Angry Italians
Demand That Detective
Be Taken From Force
Denver, June 11. More than
2,000 Italians, angered by the action
of- court authorities in releasing on
bond Detective George Klein, head
of the police liquor squad, charged
with the murder of Jerry CorbeHa.
a discharged soldier, marched in a
body to the city hall and demanded
that Klein be placed in jail and dis
charged from the police force.
Policy reserves were called oui
and efforts of Chief of Police Ham
ilton Armstrong and Roman Catho
lic priests finally quieted the throng,
the men showing their appreciation
of Chief Armstrong by lifting him
to their shoulders and cheering.
by Mrs. Conaber, the marriage was
to be regarded as one binding the
"I love you dearly, Florence, my
only child the only one I will ever
have," Conaber wrote during the
courtship. And at another time:
"I believe that marriage is legal
ized lust. I thank God that I have
risen above that plane."
Conaber admits that he might
have held that view once but that
h,e had gotten" over his "schoolboy"
attitude. He said he told his wife
he was the last of the family and
he wanted a child, at which she be
came hysterical. . -
She exclaimed, he said:
"God. not the human race, is the
creator of children. Love and mar
riage are purely spiritual."
After four years of spiritual ex
istence, the .two separated.
Union Leaders Say First Day's
Response to Call for Walk '
out Satisfactory; Com-,,
panies Deny This.
Chicago, June 11. Union leaders;
said the firSt day's response to tin
call for a nation-wide strike of com
mercial telegraph operators gavt
promise that the tie-up will be com- ,
plete in three days, despite claims '
of company officials that the strike
has failed. v
Reports received by the Associ
ated Press from many towns in
various sections of the country indi-,
cate commercial telegraph business
was not seriously . interrupted in .
A statement by President Carl- ,
ton of the Western Union Tele- .
graph company that only about 166
persons, 121 of them operators, an
swered the strike call in Chicago'"
brought from S. J. Konenkamp, in-v;
. : i r j i. e . t- - r-
wnercial Telegraphers' Union of
America, a remark that more than
that number of Western Union em
ployes in Chicago alone had jinc4
the strike by noon Wednesday. '
Says East Shows up Well ,
Reports up to late Wednesday -
point to a 90 per cent response in i
the Postal Telegraph company
service and a 70 per cent response '
from Western Union employes," '
said Konenkamp in a statement to
the Associated Press. "The , east
has 6hown up surprisingly well, and
: . u i l. . i .t . . i i
of strikers now exceeds 3,000. Ttt
ephone workers have added to the
strikers' numbers ' in Philadelphia, -
isiew Orleans, Columbia, a. C,
u... ........ ...i r:. u;k.N
electrical workers go on a nation-1
wide strike Monday additional--,
telephone workers also will go out. ;
Railroad telegraphers in all parts
of the country are refusing com
mercial business and trouble anew
is impending in Canada because of
refusal of Canadian telegraphers to
handle American business."
Says 30,000 Not Involved.
In a statement declaring only, a
few Western Union operators nad
quit, Edward F. Wach, deputy vice o
i . . r . i a .t
picsiuciu ui iiie association oi
Western Union employes, said the
30,000 members of that organization
were not concerned with the C. T. "
Us A. demands. Sixty-five per cent",
of all Western Union employes are ;
represented in the association he '
said, ; '
Later Mr. Konenkamp said his re-!
ports definitely showed more than
9,000 telegraphers out, with the in
dications that the number approx
imated 18,000. By Thursday, he
said, he expected that 75 per cent
of the Western Union forces would r
be nut. ',!
"We're well satisfied," he said,
"but we have realized only a des
perate strike would get us any
thing." As to Postmaster General Btirle- j
son's itatenjent that he could not;'
go beyond the rulings of the war
labor board. Mr. -,Konenkamp said! ;
' "If t- D..1 LJ 1 . M,
j.1 wi. uuucsuii nau ucen win-
ing to abide by the decisions of the '
war labor board there would have -been
no trouble. It conies with
poor grace from him now to try to
hide behind the board." ' ,
"Without Justification." V !
Washington, June 11. Declaring:
the strike of wire employes which
began today was "wholly without-
justification," Postmaster Burleson
said in a statement that "no amount
of pressure' will avail to make the -wire
control board extend or go be-'
yona rules or reeulations affrtimr
employes iam ciown auring tne war
by the national war labor board. '
..... Mtiuvauii oa HI Ilia I1IIU1 I1!&10!1
was that telegraphic traffic had not'
and would not be delayed. Govern-.
ment business, which makes up the
bulk of that handled by the tele-v '
graph companies here, was reported
moving as usual today and at the "
State department it was said there "
had been no interruption of cable
communication witji Europe. i
AU Fail to Respond. . -
ban Francisco, June 11. Pacific
coast commercial telegraphers in
the Western Union and Postal coin-?
(Continued on-Tage Sli, Column Three.) t
Paris, June 11. Robert Minor,
an American newspaper cor
respondent and cartoonist, who
recently mysteriously disappear
ed from Paris, has been located
in Coblenz, where he is in charge
of military authorities. The reason
for his detention' is not known.
Hugh C. Wallace, American am
bassador, is interesting himself
in the case and the expectation
is that Minor will be released.
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