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Douglas. Aril., Aug. 7. William
Curnow, an I. W. W., characterized
all war as"murder," denounced the
militia as "discreditable," predicted
that ".the one big union" would some
day take over all industry and de
clared he "would rather enlist in the
army than -cab.' ". During his tes
; timony as a witness for the state in
the preliminary hearing, of Harry
Anderson, a mine shift boss, one of
the 250 Douglas and Bisbee citizens
charged with kidnaping for partici
pation in the deportations from Bis
Lee, Ariz., two years ago.
Curnow expounded I. W. W. doc
trines from the witness stand during
the greater part of the session of
Paris, Aug. 7. The morning's
newspapers announce that Baron
. Kurt von Lerner, head of the Ger
man mission at Versailles, has trans
mitted to the supreme council a let
ter from Gen. Erich von Falkenhayn,
former German chief of staff, in
which he claimed responsibility for
all military acts by Germany while
he was in power, from the beginning
of the war to the end of the battle
of Verdun. General von Falkenhayn
offers himself to the allies in place
of former Emperor William.
General von Falkenhayn was min
ister of war for oWy a brief period
after the outbreak' of the great war.
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Lawton, Okl., Aug. 7. Travel by
airplane is the latest stunt for base
ball teams. The team of Post Field,
Fort Sill, near here, last Saturday
traveled by airplane to Lindtay,
Okl., to play.
So successful was the trip, Col
onel Barnitz, commandant of Post
Field, states, that it will be con
tinued Saturday. . The trips are an
aid to recruiting. Marlow, Okl.,
will be visited next" Saturday by
X Elgin, 111., Aug. 7. Moonshining
is no longer confined to the moun
tains of Kentucky, Tennessee and
other southern states. Revenue
agents conducted a series of raids
near here and rounded up 22 men
they say were operating 14 stills.
Several hundred gallon's of whisky
real moonshine were also confis
cated. The revenue rnen found several
jugs of whisky dangling in the river
from ropes tied to trees.
The 14 men arrested are held in
. bonds of $1,000- each.
London, Aug. 7. It is learned
that the Shuberts have offered M.
Clemenceau the highest salary ever
offered to any individual for a lec
ture tour of the United States under
, their management.
"LOST" $36,000 FOUND;
San Antonio, Aug. 7. Thirty-six
thousand dollars belonging, to the
Alamo National bank of San An
tonio, which H. J. Brown, bank
messenger, reported as having been
stolen from him, was recovered by
detectives and Brown and A. J.
Clements are being held for grand
jury actfou. Brown, according to
the police, has confessed that the
robbery was a "frame-up" by, Cle
ments and himself. '
The money, wrapped in newspa-
pers, was found by detectives this
evening and they say they were
i guided by Clements to , a house
where it was hidden.
- Boulder, Colo., Aug. 7. George
Spencer is dead at Spring Gulch,
near Ward, Colo., and Arthur Tag
gart is in jail here, the confessed
slayer of the 62-year-old prospector,
in one of the most peculiar murders
ever brought to the attention of the
, local sheriff's officers.
Taggart walked into the sheriff's
office Wednesday nigh$ and told
Deputy William Stretcher, "I killed
,.a man at Ward and have come to
give myself up."
He said the man's name was
Spencer. Inquiry at Ward brought
the statement from Mrs. Luella Gib
bon, the postmistress, that George
Spencer undoubtedly was the man
Taggart meant and she had seen
him in tojwn.
v Taggart was locked up as insane
but Ward officers continued their
investigation and found Spencer's
dead body in his cabin. Spencer's
, head had Ven sPnt Pen with an
7 8 "l have either had a dream or I
have killed some one." Taggart
said when informed early that Spen
cer was seen Wednesday night
. Sheriffs officers say Taggart is
demented and that Jhe confessed
slayer insists spirits haunted the
mining region where the two men
had their cabina,
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 7. Prices
ranging from $25,000 down were
paid here for thoroughbred year
lings in the paddock sales Thurs
day. William H. Throbes of Lex
ington, Ky., owner of Longridge
farm, obtained $29,400 for a bay colt
by Ultimatun.
Capt. P. MWalker of Virginia
paid $25,000 for a colt by Sumstar,
out of Marion Hood and Kenneth
1). Alexander's chestnut colt, by
Ballot, out of Starry Night, brought
Ossining, N. Y., Aug. 7. Putting
aside the indifferent attitude he has
maintained toward electrocution.
Gordon Fafwcett Hamby. sentenced
n Air far nnurderini- a teller of the
East Brooklyn Savings bank last
December, .4ted m the death house
nt ;it!T 'Sine nrison that he would
not seek cancellation of the appeal
- nrenared iv his counsel. He had
previouslv declared he wanted to pay
7 'the death penalty and "the sooner
the better
Matter oi Wages No Nearer
Solution Following Conference-
Between Union and
Street Railway Officials.
Commissioners Vote Down
Resolution , to Notify Su
preme Court That They Will
Not Oppose 7-Cent Rate.
Except for the action of the city
council in opposing a fare increase
to 7 cents until such time as a wage
compromise is effected between he
street railway company and its em
ployes, no new developments in the
street railway controversy were re
corded yesterday. The rift between
employes and the company seemed
Senators Against Clauses in
Peace Treaty Not Indispens- ,
able to Signatories.
Washington1, Aug. 7. A determi
nation to stand against any reserva
tions to the. peace treaty which' do
not specifically require acceptance
by other powers before the United
States enters the league of nations
was voiced in 'senate debate' today
by republican leaders.
Senator Lodge, chairman of the
foreign relations committee, de-
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ruiarea mai wnne in general prac
tice a reservation miehtl become
valid if unobjected to by the other
parties to the treaty, he hoped there
would be a definite declaration by
the senate that to make the treaty
binding the other powers must ac
cept the reservations made by this
government. The suggestion . was
seconded by Senator Brandegee, re
publican, Connecticut, and later
Senator Borah, republican, Idaho,
declared that "to a certain number,"
the opponents of unreserved ratifi
cation would insist upon such a
"Absolutely Futile."
A proposal by Senator Pjttman,
democrat, Nevada, that reservations
be embodied in a separate resolu
tion and not made physically a part
of the ratification was opposed by
the opposition leaders as "abso
lutely futile". v
The senate adopted a resolution
to avoid an interruption," Allen H
Burt, national committeeman, here
in the interest of the men, stated fol-
owing a conference between him
self, two other union officials and
Commissioner Zimman. When
asked if a strike was imminent he re
plied that there would be none today,
but he refused to say anything about
any of the following days. Secre
taries McMillan and Taulker were
the other, union officials at this con
ference, the outcome of which was
not made known. Another effort to
arrive at some agreement on the
matter of wages is known to have
been made at this meeting.
This was the only conference head
during the day, although the mem
bers of the executive committee of
the street car men's local conferred
ampnc themselves prior to meeting
with Mr. Zimman.
Commissioners Withhold Assent.
The action of 'the city commission
in withholding assent to the in
creased fare, pefTTJifig adjustment of
wage differences between the men
and the company, followed informa
tion that the men had refused the
company's offer of a 10-cent an hour
increase at a meeting in the Labor
temple Wednesday evening. J. he
men demand an hourly increase of
15 cents.
Before this meeting city commis
sioner's had declared that unless a
wage compromise was effected be
tween the company and the men
they would oppose the far-increase.
Upon conclusion of such an agree
ment the new rate was to be effec
tive August 10, the dav set by the
State Railway Commission when it
conceded the increased fare to thr!
company Wednesday morning.
The reiection bv the men ot the
company's proffer of the 10-cent in
crease forced the commission to
withhold its assent, according to
those commissioners who voted
against, the increased fares, as no
agreement had been concluded.
Unless a wage agreement is
reached or the council reverses it
self the advanced rates will not go
into effect until -August 25, when
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Control &mmittee
Opens Orhaha Market
to Grain Shipments
The local grain control committee
of the railroads yesterday opened
the Omaha market to all grains and
removed all restrictions upon shipA
ments. 1
Permits had been canceled during
the early part of the week owing to
disturbances in the labor situation.
Plenty of space still remains avail
able in the Omaha terminal eleva
Wilson Cannot Promise to .
Attend Governors' Meeting
Salt Lake tity, Aug. 7. Gov.
"Simon Bamberger received a letter
from Prestdent Wilson in which he
said ' that his present unsettled
plans make it impossible for him to
promise attendance at the annual
conference of governors to be held
here August 18 to 24. The president
expressed hisv regret and added that
he had gained much inspiration from
previous conferences, of governors.
snmpwhat wirlpnprt vvTipn if wis pvi
dent in the evening that the matter 1 by Senator Walsh, democrat, Mon
was no nearer solution at that time tana, asking the judiciary commit-
than the previous day. j tee whether there were any consti-
"We are leaving no stone unturned , tutionai onstacies to me hu muuu
ot tne special treaty witn r ranee.
Some senators have argued that be
cause it obligates the United States
to help repel any unprovoked act
by Germany on France, the treaty
curtails the constitutional power of
congress to decide when the nation
shall go to war.
Cannot Obligate Us.
Senator Kellogg declared it was
.clearly established that treaties
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couiq oe maue uungaimg mc (jiiucu
States to make war under certain
circumstances. His discussion,' how
ever was directed rather toward
the obligation assumed under the
league covenant. '
There was much informal discus
sion among senators over President
Wilson's statement on Shantung.
Some of the most bitter opponents
of the treaty declared the informa
tion given by the president was not
sufficient to dispel suspicion of Ja
pan's intentions in the Chinese prov
ince, but other senators reserved
their judgment.
Herbert Hoover Shuts Off All
Relief Shipments' Because
Roumanians Are Now De
priving People of Sustenance.
Prosecute Profiteers
Measure Passes First
Reading ui England
London, ug. 7. The govern
ment's bill providing prosecution
and penalties for persons found
guilty of profiteering passed the
first reading in the house of com
mons Thursday.
Vill Lay Results of Private
Investigation Before
Major Smith, late yesterday, is
sued a call for a special meeting of
the city council to be held this
morning at 9 o'clock.
The purpose of the meeting is to
take action regarding the high cost
of food in Omaha, and the mayor
has a plan by which he believes the
cost can be materially reduced.
He has been sonducting investi
gations into reports of conspiracy
on the part of various dealers in
different kinds of food, and he will
lay his findings before the council.
A week ago he received a letter
from a man employed by one of
the large commission houses, who
charged that some commission men
have united to keep down the sup
ply of fruit in Omaha and that, in
order to do this, they allow only a
limited amount of fruit to reach the
markets. ' .
This informant stated that he
knew of a number of instances in
which three or four wagonloads of
fruit had been taken from a carload
of fruit in the Omaha yards and
then the car had been set aside until
all the rest of the fruit rotted, while
that which was marketed brought
exorbitant prices.
The mayor has been conducting
a quiet investigation into these
charges' and into others regarding
different kinds of food. Information
has come to him from many sources.
Hejias embodied them all in a re
port which he has made "on his
own hook." He has a plan for deal
ing with the situation and he will,
ask the council to act. f
"I have the' whole thing prepared
in wrjting," he said last night. "It
will be 'hot,' I can tell you. There
will be things that will surprise the
people." v
Mexican Whisky Runners
Killed by U. S. Guards
Juarez, Mex., Aug. 7. Two Mex
icans were shot and killed by Amer
ican customs guards while attempt
ing to smuggle six barrels of whisky
to Mexico late Wednesday night,
according to "the announcement of
Judge Jesus Cuen, of the- district
court, who completed an investiga
tion Thursday. One of the smug
glers was identified as a man named
Ruiz, of a prominent family in
Juarez. The other was said to have
been his chauffeur.
Immediate Withdrawal of
Severe Armistice Terms
Presented to Hungary Cate
gorically AskejJ For.
Paris, Aug. 7. Herbert Hoover,
head of the iirter-alliea relief com
mission, has stopped all relief sup
plies on their way to Budapest, tak
ing the position that he would be
unwarranted) in letting supplies
reach Hungary whilethe Rouman
ians are now depriving the people
of foodstuffs.
The supreme council has sent a
note to the Roumanian authorities
begging them to conform to the de
cisions of the entente and not to em
barrass by previous decisions the
work of the inter-allied investigat
ing commission sent to Budapest.
Members of the American peace
delegation said this evening that
there are no American troops now
in Budapest, and that none will be
sent there. It was added that the
only Americans in the Hungarian
capital are officers, and possibly a
few soldiers engaged in relief work.
Peidel Cabinet Overthrown.
The peace conference was ad
vised today that the Hungarian
cabinet; headed by Jules Peidil,
has been overthrown, and that
Archduke Joseph had " established
a ministry in- Budapest. . .
. Roumanian forces are reported to
nave crossed into the business sec
tion of Budapest, seizing supplies
for shipment, to Roumania.
' The social democrats of Hungary
still hope that the allied and asso
ciated governments will not tolerate
either Roumanian control of the
country or that of a government by
the reactionary grand dukes, addi
tional dispatches state.
I Ultimatum Sent.
London, Aug. 7. A dispatch
from Vienna by way of Copenhagen
to the Exchange Tekgraptf company
says that the United States has sent
an ultimatum to Roumania, demand
ing withdrawal of the severe armis
tice terms presented to Hungary, on
pain of a cessation of shipments of
food to Roumania.
To Demand Bela Kun.
Berlin, August 7. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) It is expected that
the entente powers will demaifd the
surrender of Bela Kun and other
Hungarian soviet leaders by the
Austrian government, according to
dispatches from Vienna. It is said
that it is probaHe Austria will be
askjfed to hand them over to the new
Hungarian government jsvfeen it is
finally constituted.
There has been a number of ar
rests in Vienna in connection with
a plot to murder Dr. Karl Renner,
Austrian chancellor and head of the
Austrian peace delegation, and
other ministers, and Doctor Seitz,
president of German-Austria, ac
cording tqa dispatch received here
from Vienna.
The United States, through its
representatives in Budapest, has
taken issue with the Roumanian com
mand for its actions in the Hungar
ian capital, according to advices re
ceived from Budapest.
The advices say the American
authorities have threatened to cut
off all supplies to Roumania if the
armistice conditions imposed on
Hungary by the Roumanians are
not rescinded.
Pacific Fleet Admiral
Refused Permission
to Deliver His Speech
San Diego,. Cal., Aug. 7. A
speech prepared by Admiral Hugh
Rodman, commander in chief of the
Pacific fleet, to be delivered by
him at a banquet tendered by citi
zens of San Diego, at the Hotel Del
Coronado, across the bay from
here Thursday, was censored and he
was told not to deliver it "by Secre
tary of the Navy Daniels, Rodman
said when he was called 'upon to re
spond to a toast which was to have
been the occasion, for, the speech.
The speech wa; to have been the
first. delivered in public by Ad
miral Rodman, Toastmaster Eugene
Daney of San Diego said, as he
proposed the toaist.- v
j Ambassador in Flight.
Copenhagen. Aug. 7. A dpatch
received from yienna says that ac
cording to Die Zeit, the Hungarian
ambassador fled from Vienna
Wednesday night in an automobile
after having burned all his documents.
Delivers Address Before Con
gress This Afternoon if
Quorum Is Present.
Washington, Aug. 7. (By The
Associated Press.) President Wil
son put the finishing touches on
his high cost of living address to
congress tonight and prepared to
deliver it in person tomorrow after
noon at 4 o'clock.
One possibility loomed up to
threaten the president's plans.
It was that the leaders might not
be able to round up a quorum in the
house and that some member in
sisting on parliamentary rule, by
raising the point, might forestall the
joint session of the house and sen
ate. Representative Blatiton, democrat,
of Texas, served notice on Republi
can Leader Mondell that he, for one
would insist on a legal quorum.
Telegraph Wires Hot.
Republican and democratic lead
ers both, accordingly, made the tele
graph wires hot tonight with mes
sages, ordering absentees back in
time for tomorrow afternoon.
The address will be confined to
laying before congress what meas
ures in the opinion of the president
and of the subcommittee appointed
by Attorney General Palmer should
be enacted at once to bring relief
to the public frpm the existing high
prices. All the elements that have
helped create the condition the
country finds itself in today, in the
view of these men, will be delt with.
These include, it was learned au
thoritatively, labor problems and
strikes resulting from them, and
production which would be inter
fered with by strikes.
Railroad Wages Included.
To this extent the matter of rail
road wages will be included in the
address, but a solution of the entire
railroad problem will not be sug
gested beyond the suggestion al
ready made to congress by the pres
ident in his letter to the chairmen
of the senate and house interstate
commerce committees.
No recommendation will be made
for a licensing system of producers,
manufacturers or dealers.
No recommendation will be made
for a law limiting the margin of
profit on commodities.
No Concrete Law ASked.
No concrete law clearly defining
hoardiirg and profiteering will be
asked, although recomendations
will be made for laws designed to
bolster up the existing laws under
which the attorney general expects
to reach price gougers and hoard
ers. The president will ask fpr an ex
tension of the Lever food control
act to make it applicable as a peace
time measure and to include all
commodities, shoes, clothing and
life necessities, as well as food.
This much as to the contents of
the address was learned after Presi
dent Wilson had called into confer
ence late today members of the cab
inet and the Palmer sub-committee
and revised it to meet their sugges
tions. It is considered probable by of
ficials that the president also will
suggest the necessity for throwing
the "full light of publicity" on the
question of costs, with a view to
enabling the public to protect itself
against extortion. This idea may
even go so far as to include the
marking the cost of manufacture on
the article.
Another contribution to the inves
tigation of high prices was a report
today by the federal trade commis
sion showing that stocks of food in
storage'were higher by 20 per cent
last June 1 than they were a year
ago, with prices of all foods show-
png an increase.
Statewide Investigation of Al
leged Profiteering- Ordered
by Assistant United, States
Attorney Peterson at Once.
Ask Investigation of
"Scandalous Profits"
in Petroleum on Coast
Washinston. Aug. 7. Action by
the Department of Justice under the
Sherman anti-trust act against con
cerns engaged in refining and dis
tributing oil on the Pacific coast,
which are alleged to have combined
to control prices "andi effect monop
oly, was asked in a letter presented
to Attorney General Palmer by the
fuel oil consumers' committee of
the Pacific cost through James W.
'Bryan,' representative of the con
sumers' committee and former
Washington .congressman.
1 The letter declares that fuel oil
now is quoted at $1.85 a barrel m
Seattle, while in New Orleans its
cost is only 80 cents a barrel. Due
to the alleged artificial high price
on the Pacific coast, many products
into which fuel oil enters as a fac
tor in the transportation are abnor
mally high, the letter asserts.
"Profitss. of dealers in petroleum
products," the letter asserts in con
clusion," ha ve' "become scandalous
and a national vdisgrace."
Teaching German' Bill
Vetoed by Governor
Austin, Tex., Aug. 7. Provisions
for teaching German in the Univer
sity of Texas, placed in the educa
tional appropriation bill by the
Texas legislature, was vetoed by
Gov. W. R. Hobby. He did this,
he said, "because I elieve it to be
conducive to Americanism." ,
Measure Provides for Fine of
$5,000 for Willful Hoarding
of Necessities Stock Sub
ject to Seizure and Sale.
A statewide probe of alleged
"food profiteers" was ordered yes
terday by Assistant United States
Attorney Peterson. Department of
Justice agents of Omaha were in
structed to commence gathering
evidenceat once.
Specific authority to make the
necessary investigations under pro
visions of the Lever food control
act was received yesterday in the
district attorney's office from A.
Mitchell Palmer, attorney general
of the United States.
Appeals To Citizens.
In connection with the instruc
tions given to Department of Jus
tice agents, Attorney Peterson, act
ing in the absence of United States
Attorney Allen, who is now in Min
nesota, issued a statement appeal
ing to private citizens to assist in
the campaign against perpetrators
of high food prices.
The statement follows:
The officers of the govern
ment hav been instructed to
make arrests in all cases where
the evidence warrants. The De
partment of Justice will use every
legal means available to put an
end'td the activities of hoarders
and profiteers. All employes of
corporations and any other per
sons who have information should
have no hesitancy in revealing
same. '
Act Provides Fines.
That part of the Lever food con
trol act, passed August 10, 1917, as
awar remedy, which is being used
by the authorities at Washington as
a whip in the prosecution of profi
teers, is as follows:
1. Willful hoarding of neces
saries also subjects the offender to
a fine of $5,000 and imprisonment
for two years, or both.
2. Hoarding of necessaries also
subjects the' stock to seizure and
sale. The willful destruction of
any necessarfes for the purpose
of enhancing the price or restrict
ing the supply makes thc offender
liable to a fine of $5,000 or im
prisonment of two years, or both.
3. The act also provides
against conspiracies to enhance
the prices of necessaries and sub
jects the offenders to a fine of
$10,000 and imprisonment of two
years, or both.
Will Co-operate With State.
Unofficially it was stated that gov
ernment officials here would co
operate with State Attorney Gen
eral Davis wh has been instructed
by Governor McKelvie to begin an
exhaustive investigation into alleged
profiteering. A meeting of state's
officials will be held Thursday at
Lincoln to discuss the situation and
outline a program.
The exposure by the Omaha Bee
of storage of millions of pounds of
meats by the packers and other
firms of the city yesterday served
to enhance the interest that is being
taken in the probe. County Attor
ney Shotwell, speaking of the ex
posure and alleged profiteering in
general, said:
"I understand that the governor
is quoted as saying that he has pow
ers under the. new code system to
investigate and lay bare profiteering
inthe state. This, if true, will be a
great help in the present campaign
against profiteers. Heretofore the
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sidle lias ueen iiampcrcu, as hick,
is no law on the statute books which
calls atiy person who sells goods at
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Britton and Griffiths
Fight No-Decision Draw
Denver, Aug. 7. Jack Britton,
world s welter weight champion, and
Johnny. Griffiths of Akron. 0. fdught
12 fast rounds here Thursday night.
The bout was a no-decision affair.
A majority of sporting writers at the
ringside considered the bout a draw.
Both men finished strong. Ashe
gong rang for the final round Grif
fiths was bleeding from the mouth
and face.
Noted Capitalist Dies.
New York, Aug. 7. John Edward
Addicks. capitalist, gas magnate and
three times candidate for United
States senator from Delaware, is
dead of heart disease.
Addicks, who was 78 years old.
started life as an errand boy in a
Philadelphia store, made millions
through deals in various gas com
panies. He is credited with having
spent a large fortune in his v?in ef
forts to be electrj United States
senator from Delaware,
Walkout Occurs Just One
Hour Before Curtains
Were to Rise.
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New York, Aug. 7. Thirteen of
New York's "leading" theaters were
closed Thursday night by. an actor's
strike, called an hour before the cur
tains were o go up, by the Actors'
Equity association.
More than 15,000 theater atten
ants were disappointed.
The following theaters were af
fected: Broadhtirst, Forly-fourth Street,
Booth, Shiibert, Gayety, Aster,
Princess, Republic, Lyric, Selwyn,
Cohan, and Harris, Playhouse and
The. strike order followed close
on the heels of rejection by the
Producing Managers' Protective as
sociation of an ultimatum demand
ing action by 7 p. m. on demands
which had been submitted several
days ago.
These demands included recogni
tion of the Actors' Equity associa
tion which recently was affiliated
with the American Federation of La
bor, ' extra compensation for per
formances in excess of eight a week
and continuation of the standard
"equity" form of contract in use
since 1917.
Officials of the Managers' associa
tion have announced that they, are
"ready for a fight" and that steps
have been taken for an organization
of the "legitimate" vaudeville, bur
lesque and moving picture interests
to combat the efforts for unioniza
tion of stage and screen artists.
Joseph Webber, president of the
American Federation of Musicians,
indicated that a meeting of the New"
York local of the musicians union
would be called to consider a sympa
thetic strike.
Revolvers. Clubs and Fists
Figure in Battles Between
Carmen and Police.
New York, Aug. 7. With three
persons wounded by revolver bul
lets, seven others so badly bealjen
that they may die and 50 or more
less seriously injured in scores of
riots between strikers and police,
the second day of the Brooklyn
streetcar strike came to a close with
little indication of an end to the
struggle. Service on all lines was
suspended for the night at 9 p. m.
Late in the day Mayor Hylan, who
had made futile efforts to get the
warring parties together in confer
ence, announced he would attempt
to obtain arbitration through the
federal courts, but Lindley M. Gar
rison, federal receiver for the Brook
lyn Rapid Transit company, reiter
ated his emphatic refusal to recog
nize the union officials.
Meantime, subway, surface and
elevated lines of the companies are
virtually paralyzed and the borough
of Brooklyn, with more than 2,000,
000 inhabitants, is garrisoned at
every strategic point by heavily
armed police in anticipation of fur
ther violence.
The rush hours of Wednesday
night, when the thousands who live
in Brooklyn and work in Manhat
tan endeavored to reach their
homes by almost anything that
moved on wheets was duplicated to
night. Stolen Church Goods
Located; Two Girls
Held for Investigation
Three gold chalices, four used
surplices and other church goods
wei. found secreted in the. room of
Marguerite Hennessey, 20 years old,
at lt.' Capitol avenue, by detectives
last night. Miss Hennessey was ar
rested and held for investigation.
Her roommate, Bertha Nuderhill,
was also held for investigation. Miss
Hennessey refused to say where the
church goods had come efrom. She
admitted to the detectives that she
had disposed" of another chalice
for $a
Miss Hennessey has been in Oma
ha for four, weeks, she said. The
police believe she has ared the
loot of a Chicago church which was
robbed recently. Miss Hennessey
has been known as Marguerite Gil
bert at her rooming house. She has
been employed in a local restaurant.
Canadian Rockies v
Spanned by Canuck
Airman in Plane
Lethbridge, Alta., Aug. 7.
Capt. E. C. Hoy, D. F. C, accom
plished the firstN passage of the
Canadian rockies' by airplane' to
day, leaving Vancouver, B. C. at
4:15 a. m. and' landing here at
6:22 p.' m., covering nearly 500
miles in a little more than 14
hours. His scheduled destina
tion was Calgary, about 80 lrliles
northeast of hare.
Railroaders Must Recognize
Authority of Organization or
Matter at Standstill, Presi
dent Informs Them
Financiers Have Systemati
cally Plundered Transporta
tion Facilities for Years,
He Tells House Committee. -
By The Associated Press.
Washington, Aug. 7. President
Wilson tonight notified Director
General Hines that he was author- ,
ized to take up the demands ofajJ-
road shop employes for highei
wages and decide them on their
merits. -
The president said the letter sent ,
him by Senator Cummins, chairman
of the committee on interstate com
merce, "had set me free todeal at
I think best with the difficult ques- .
tion of the wages of certain classes
of the railroad employes," but
"The chief obstacle to a decision
has been created by the men tbtrn-
selves. They hae gone out on a
strike and repudiated the authority
of their officers at the very moment
when they were urging action In
regard to their interests."
The president's decision was an- '
nounced from the White House in
the form of a letter sent by him to
Mr. Hines. The president saicf that '
"until the employes return to work
and again recognize the authority
of their organization, the ' whole v.
matter must be at a standstill."
. President's Letter.
The president's letter follows:
"My Dear1 Mr. Director Generafi ,;,
"I am just in receipt of the letter '
from Senator Albert B. Cummins,
chairman of the senate committee of
interstate commerce, which set me
free to deil as I think-best with the
difficult question of the wages of -certain
classes of railway employes,
and -1 take advantage of the occa
sion to write you this letter, in order
that I may both in the public in- ,
terest and interests of the railroad
employes themselves, make the
present situation as clear and def
inite as possible. , " 5 '-,
"I thought it my duty to lay the -question
in its present pressing .
form before the committee of the
senate, because I thought I should
not act upon this matter within the
brief interval of .government con-
trol remaining, without their ac
quiescence and approval. Senator '
Cummins' letter' which speaks (he .
unanimous judgment of the com
mittee, leaves me free and indeed .
imposes upon me the duty to act '
Must Dispose of Matter. "
"The question of the wages of
railroad shopment was submitted,
you will remember, to the board of '
railroad .wTtges and , working con
ditions on the railroad administra- '
tion last February, but was not re .
ported upon by the board until the "
16th of July. The delay vfas un- ;
avoidable, because the board was
continuously engaged in dealing
with several wage matters affecting '
classes of employes- who had not
previously received consideration1. .
The board now having' apprised us
of this inability, at any rate for Ihe
time being,' to agree upon recom- V
mendatibn, it is clearly our duty to
proceed with the matter in the hope -of
disposing of it. --,, ; , ,
"You are therefore authorized to
say to the railroad shop employes
that the question of ' wages they '
have raised will be taken up and -Considered
on its merits by the di- '
Lrector, general in conference "with
their duly accredited representatives.
I hope that you will make it clear
to the men that-the railroad admin-
(Continued on Pair Two. Column Four.)
Freight Handlers - 7
to Take Vote Upon .;.
Question of Strike
Washington. Aug. 7. The 450,00r
members of the Brotherhood' of "
Railway Clerks. Freight Handlers.
Station. Express and Steamship -Employes
will begin voting tomor
rov as to whether hey wjll strike
immediately for increased wages or
await a solution of the wage, ques '
tion along the lines of the- proposal
made to congress by director Gen-"3
eral Hines.
11 i
D. N.'Eggers, general rcpresenta-t-'ve
and organizer of the Freight
HandliM-s,' Brotherhood in the terri-
tory e! which Omaha is headquar
ters, said last night that no order v
had yet been received for a strike
vote. The members, of whom there
are 10,000 in Nebraska, he added. !
will support the officers chosen to
represent them at Washington and
will InUr tin nriMin until iirtfifir! t
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