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BITS OF NEWS
SLIPS INTO DEPTHS
OP MOUNT VESUVIUS.
Rome, Sept. 10. While taking
moving pictures of Vesuvius, Baron
Parisch, director general of the
Myriam Films of Rome, slipped off
the edge of the crater and plunged
headlong into the depths, but struck
a protruberance where he clung to
some shrubbery. He was rescued by
means of a rope dropped to him.
FOUGHT FOR ALLIES.
Washington, Sept. 10. Joseph W.
Folk, counsel for the Egyptian com
mission in this country, presented to
the senate foreign relations commit
tee a cablegram from Said Pasha
Zagloul, head of the Egyptian dele
gation at Paris, supporting the state
ment made by Mr. Folk in his ap
pearance before the committee that
more than 1,000,000 Egyptians
fought on the side of the allies. The
statement by Mr. Folk was denied
recently by Ronald Lindsay, charge
d'affaires of the British embassy
REGAINS VOICE BY
CHOKING ON SLIVER.
Sioux City, Sept. 10. Swallowing
a small piece of toothpick was a
blessing in disguise for Donald Cul
lings of Sioux City. The toothpick
lodged in Cullings' throat while he
was at dinner Tuesday night. He
coughed violently, choked and near
ly strangled before the bit of wood
was dislodged from his throat. But
with its removal Cullings' voice, lost
after a gas attack during the St. Mi
hiel drive, had returned. Cullings
.was passed at St. Mihicl September
12, 1918. Since that time he had
been forced to speak only in a husky
New York, Sept. 10. "What a
beautiful cathedral you have," ex
claimed Cardinal Mercier gazing ad
mirably at the tall white spue loom
ing over Lower Manhattan as he
came up the bay. Whei. it was ex
plained that what he saw was not a
thurcn steeple but the tower of the
Woolworth building the cardinal
was greatly disappointed.
His attention was then called to
the East river bridges, which im
pressed him great!v by their delicate
beauty of outline. Then he was told
that there were severa'. tunnels un
der the river in which hundreds of
thousands traveled every 'day.
"Gut why do people g- under the
river when they have si.ch beautiful
bridges that they can cross?" lie
Of the Statue of Liberty the car
"I dreamed of that so much. It
looks better than the pictures I have
seen and they, too, were beautiful."
Washington, Sept. 10. Fewer ci
gars and less chewing and smoking
tobacco were used in the fiscal
year 1919 than in any of the last
seven years, internal revenue statis
tics just issued by? tWtreasury de
partment show. Cigarets, how
ever, show a rapidly increasing
use, this year's consumption on
which taxes have been paid being
more than two and one half times
larger than in 1913.
- One reason conjectured for the
increased comsumption of cigaretts
is the increase of smoking among
women. The official report, how
ever, does not touch upon that.
MRS. WILSON POPULAR
WITH CROWDS ENROUTE.
On Board President Wilson's
Special Train, Sept. 10. A crowd
and band met the presidential train
at Dickinson and there were again
insistent calls for Mrt. Wilson.
"Mrs. Wilion is more bashful
than I m," the president replied.
"However. I'll try."
Mrs. Wilson appeared and one
dan called out to the president:
"Mr. Wilson, let me shake hands
with Mrs. Wilson, my hair is more
gray than yours." Mrs. Wilson,
smilinft leaned over the rail and
HAND OUT LIQUOR
FROM JAIL WINDOW.
Nebraska Gty, Neb., Sept. 10.
(Special Telegram.) Two returned
soldiers and a companion were ar
rested here by the sheriff, charged
with illegal possession of intoxicat
ing liquor, which is alleged to be
part of the stock confiscated and
stored in the county jail. The sher
iff alleges that Roy Sexton and Lee
Abernathy, held on a charge of auto
mobile stealing, have confessed that
they passed the liquor through the
window of the jail to Jace Baker,
Frank Stuart and Joseph Gaskill,
and their arrest followed.
HAS AIRPLANE RIDE.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 10. "It sure
makes a fellow feel like he is drunk,
but it's all right at that."
That was the cryptic, eloquent ex
pression that fell from the lips of
"Uncle John" Schell, 131 years old,
the oldest man in the world, as he
stepped upon the state fair grounds
again following a 15 minutes' air
plane flight at the state fair here.
The flight lasted about 15 minutes,
and "Uncle John" traveled several
miles at a height of about 400 feet.
- He was delighted with the experi
ence and expressed himself as grate
ful that he had lived long enough to
The aged man was helped into the
machine by its pilot, M. E. Headley.
As the plane skimmed along, getting
into the air, Schell smiled and waved
his hand at the crowd, which cheered
him wildly. After the journey the
eld man tottered a bit, but soon re
gained his equilibrium and com
posure. Thus it was that a new and per
haps crowning experience of his life
was crowded into the life of the old
est man in the world. He has seen
and enjoyed many unusual and novel
exreriences since he was "discov
ered" and emerged from the Ken
tucky mountains two weeks or so
ago. His only regret, recently, has
been that his 5-year-old great-great-grandson,
whom he left in the
mountains, has not been with him.
FXSCINATINGT GRIPPING! ADELE GARRISON'S LOVE SERIAL, REVELATIONS OF A WIFE.
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Detectives Bound Over to Dis
trict Court on Manslaughter
Charge to Remain on Duty
NEGROES INDIGNANT AT
ACTION OF POLICE HEAD
Meeting Will Be Held and
Mayor Requested to Suspend
Officers Following Refusal of
Ringer to Keep Agreement.
City Detectives George Arm
strong and George Brigham, who
were bound over yesterday in police
court on a charge of manslaughter
for' the murder of Eugene Scott, the
negro bellboy who was killed last
week in a police raid on the Plaza
hotel, will not be suspended pend
ing the outcome of their trials in dis
Police Commissioner Ringer gave
out a statement to this effect last
Mr. Ringer is said to have agreed
to suspend the 4wo officers in the
event they were held at the pre
liminary hearing. This was the un
derstanding reached Saturday pur
suant to a conference between a
committee representing the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People and city officials.
Confer With Officials.
The members of the committee
from the association, headed by C.
C. Galloway, were given a pledge
the detectives would be suspended
if they were bound over, provided
the organization would take no ac
tion in the matter pending the re
sult of the preliminary hearing, ac
cording to the report rendered by
the committee at a meeting held
Sunday at St. Johns church, and
attended by 750 representatives of
the colored race.
On the strength of this promise
made by the city authorities it was
unanimously voted to grant the request.
Commissioner Ringer has ignored
Gives Out Statement.
"These officers have borne a good
reputation," Ringer declares in a
statement over his signature in ex
planation of his repudiation of the
agreement with the colored people's
association. "Our laws assume
every man to be innocent until he is
proven guilty, and I cannot in jus
tice deprive these men and theia.
families of a livelihood on the mere
assumption that they are guilty be
cause they are charged with a crime.
"Unless the facts of guilt are clear
and convincing, it will be my policy
to retain men charged with an of
fense under the law until the proper
tribunal has found them guilty as
charged. I have made a careful in
vestigation in this case, and do not
feel that the facts in my possession
warrant suspension of these of
ficers." Claim Misrepresentation.
"I am at a loss to understand the
meaning of the statement of the po
lice commissioner," declared Rev.
John Albert Williams, president "of
the Omaha branch of the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People. "In the light of
the testimony submitted at the in
quest and at the preliminary hear
ing I feel that any right-thinking
man would conclude Officers Arm
strong and Brigham are unfit to
walk the streets of it civilized city
armed with deadly weapons.
"Some one at the city hall has
misrepresented things to us. We
shall go into the matter further and
if there is any possible way to rid
Omaha of these irresponsible of
ficers, it certainly will be done. I
make this statement itrcor.sideration
of innocent persons regardless of
Will Ignore Ringer.
"Just what course we will follow
will be definitely determined at the
regular weekly meeting to be held
next Sunday. An appeal will be
made to Mayor Smith and the other
members of the city council. Mr.
Ringer has abused our confidence
and I think he should De ignored in
all of our future transactions."
Rev. Mr. Williams declared they
would advise with attorneys, and if
all other means failed, mandamus
proceedings would be instituted
against the police commissioner to
compel him to suspend Armstrong
Held to District Court.
Detectives George Armstrong
and George Brigham, and Edgar
Holman, private watchman for the
Union Pacific railroad, yesterday
were bound over in police court for
trial in district conrt on a charge
of manslaughter for the murder of
Eugene Scott, the negro bellboy,
who was killed last week following
a police raid on the Plaza hotel.
The bonds were fixed at $2,000
Holman waived the preliminary
(Contlnurd un Fnge Two, Column Three.)
President Spent Money
Like Drunken Sailor, Says
Senator From Nebraska
Money Was Used in Europe in "Cavorting Around With
Representatives of Foreign Monarchies" and in
Carrying Entourage of 1,500, Besides Expensive
Chefs and Cooks, Norris Charges.
Washington, Sept. 10. During a
side debate on the league of nations
today Senator Norris, republican,
Nebraska, charged that President
Wilson "spent money like a drunken
sailor" in Europe and "cavorting
around with the representatives of
In reply to a question as to what
he would have done Senator Norris
"I would not have taken 1,500 peo
ple to advise me unless I expected
to take their advice. I would not
have had a ship go in advance of me
to receive me when I arrived. I
would not have taken the chefs and
cooks from the Biltmore hotel."
Assailing the administration for
not reducing the cost of living, Sen
ator Nesris charged that President
Wilson had failed to enforce the
law prohibiting hoarding of food.
"Nobody has been prosecuted un
der these provisions which have
been in effect all during the war,"
said Senator Norris. "We cannot
legislate wisdom into the minds of
the president's appointees."
"The administration," said he.
"herd back millions of pounds of
food while the people were suffer
ing preferring that the people
should suffer rather than break the
Police Chief Locked Out
of Wilson Meeting by
Wilson Defines Ten Fundamental Principles in Peace
Treaty on Which He Is Asking its Acceptance by
United States; Gives Out Points to Newspaper
Correspondents on Board the Special Train.
On Board the President's Spe
cial Train, Sept 10. (By The As
sociated Press.) To a crowd which
surrounded his private car today at
Mandan, N. D., President Wilson
declared a week of traveling the
heart of the country had convinced
him that the nation stands together
for an international guarantee of
At Bismarck today, Mr. Wilson
spoke in the city auditorium, the
smallest hall in which he has ap
peared during his trip. It holds
about 1,500 people and was filled.
So solicitous were the local offi
cials to guard against the over
crowding and confusion that once
the president was inside they lock
ed the doors and refused to open
them for any purpose whatever until
the address was over. As a result
chief of police of Bismarck, Ed
mund W. Sterling, and the chair
man of the local committee on ar
rangements were among those ab
sent from the meeting.
Wilson's Ten Points.
Ten points in the peace treaty
were defined by President Wilson
tonight to newspaper correspond
ents as the fundamental principles
on. which he is asking its acceptance
by the United States.
The points'in which he epitomized
the treaty provisions are as follows:
1. The destruction of autocratic
power as an instrument of interna
tional control, admitting only self
governing nations to the league.
2. The substitution of publicity
discussion and arbitration for the
boycott, rather than arms.
3. Placing the peace of the world
under constant international over
sight in recognition of the princi-
is the legitimate immediate interest
of every state.
5. The liberation of oppressed
6. The discontinuance of annexa
tion and the substitution of trustee
ship with responsibility to the opin
ion of mankind.
7. The invalidation of all secret
8. The protection of dependent
9. High standards of labor under
10. The international co-ordination
of human reform and regulation.
Not a House in Key West
Escapes; Total Damage
Placed at $2,000,000.
Key West, Fla., Spt. 10. Lower
Florida was paralyzed Wednesday
as a result of the violent hurricane
that passed over that section Tues
Not a house in this city escaped
damage. Three hundred and twenty
frame buildings practically were
razed, two church edifices were
wrecked and five retail stores tipped
over. The damage is estimated at
more than $2,000,000.
Shipping off the coast met with
disaster. Several small vessels were
sunk and others were driven to the
reefs. Tonight a high wind and
rough sea prevented rescue work.
In the little town of Goulds,
near Miami, 8 buildings were de
stroyed totally and 13 were partly
demolished. The hurricane cut a
swath through the pine forest from
Biscayne bay and struck the village
with terrific force. Only one house
was left standing in Marathon, a
Although the property damage
Vas enormous, not a single fatality
has been reported.
Steamer Goes Down.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 10. The
Mallory Steamship Comal, which
left Galveston Saturday, went down
near Key West this afternoon, ac
cording to a telegram received by
H. E. Eiband, from his son-in-law,
Curlin C. Craven, who was a pas
senger bound for New York. All
passengers were saved, the advices
, Deprecate Prosecution
Chicago, Sept. 10. Resolutions
deprecating criminal prosecutions
against farmers' organizations and
declaring for collective bargaining
were adopted at a meeting of the
American Co-operative Institute
Wednesday. Farmers' organizations
were urged to procure proper
amendments of the federal anti
trust act to give the farmer exemp
tion from prosecution on matters
of co-operative business
BORAH MAY SPEAK
AT NOON MEETING
OF BUSINESS MEN
Expect Large xOut-of-Town
Attendance at Night
An effort is being made to prevail
upon Senator William E. Borah,
who will speak in the city Audito
rium Friday evening, to arrive here
in time for a noonday meeting at the
Chamber of Commerce.
E. A. Benson, president of the
Omaha branch of the League for the
Preservation of American Independ
ence, expects to receive a message
from the senator today.
Interest in the address on the
league of nations, to be given here
by the distinguished Idaho senator,
has become so general that the com
mittee in charge urges attendants to
be in their seats early Friday even
ing if they would not be disappoint
ed. The out-of-town attendance will
Officers of League.
Officers of the league, besides Mr.
Benson, are J. H. Millard, D. M.
Vinsonhaler, C. G. Cunningham, C.
F. McGraw, Luther Drake and
Thomas Lynch. Senator Borah will
appear under the auspices of this or
ganization. Mr. Benson will preside at the
meeting and introduce the speak
er. "There will be no long intro
duction," said Mr. Benson. "A man
like Senator Borah doesn't need it.
I shall introduce him in one sen
tence and let him do all the speak
ing. There will be splendid music and
plenty of it by the Omaha Musi
cians' union band.
Few Reserved Seats.
Mr. Benson is receiving many tele
phone calls and telegrams from out-of-town
residents who wish stage
reservations. The only reserved
seats will be those on the stage and
front rows, of the main floor, the lat
ter for members of the Grand Army
of the Republic and the American
Legion and their families.
No admission charge will be made
at the Omaha meeting. Box seats
at the Chicago Auditorium, where
the senator spoke last night sold
for $25 each, which money will be
applied toward the senator's travel
German Peace Treaty
Presented to Senate;
Fight Starts Monday
Immediately After its Presentation by Chairman
Lodge Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska Announced
Minority Report Urging Ratification Without
Amendment or Reservations Would Be Filed.
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Senators Borah and Johnson
Wildly Applauded for At
tacks on Peace Treaty anrj
League of Nations.
CRITICISM OF SIBERIAN
Listeners Cry "No" When
Speaker Asks, "Do You
Want to Go Into a League
You Can't Get Out Of?"
Chicago Sept. 10. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Crowds tonight in
vain besieged the auditorium thea
ter where republican senators began
their western speaking tour in an
swer to President Wilson's demands
for unconditional acceptance or total
rejection of the peace treaty and
league of nations covenant. Before
8 o'clock, the hour for opening the
speaking, the theater was filled and
thousands of persons were left in
The thousands within and without
had come to hear Senators William
E. Borah of Idaho, Hiram W. John
son of California and Medill Mq,
Cormick of Illinois, the latter pre
siding at the meeting, expound their
views of the peace treaty and league
covenant and reply to President Wil
son s utterances on his swing around
the country. Senator Johnson had
spoken earlier in the day at a lunch
eon at the Hamilton club, but Sena
tor Borah did not arrive until late
in the day, and both delivered night
addresses, formally starting their
campaign of the west.
The crowd outside was led Into
repeated cheering by a man who
shouted that Senator Johnson would
he" the next president. The cheering,
however, seemed about equally vig
orous at mention of Senators Borah
Soldier Leads Parade.
While the throngs stormed about
the various entrances after the doors
had been closed by the police a pa
rade was led by a soldier in uni
form blowing a bugle along Michi
gan boulevard. Several hundred per
sons were in line with banners bear
ing such inscriptions as "Welcome
to the men who are bringing our
boys back from Siberia" and "We
want our boys back from Siberia."
Inside the vast theater the crowd
applauded and perspired in shirt
sleeves. Senator Johnson spoke
first, then Senator Borah. Both
men were wildly cheered and there
was occasional comments from the
"No two men who wrote that
treaty can agree now as to what it
means," said Senator Borah, amid
"We in the senate want to con
strue that treaty, if that is possi
ble. The president says that the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Tire)
Washington, Sept. 10. (By The
Associated Press.) The German
peace treaty, with amendments and
its league of nations covenant, with
four reservations, was reported to
the senate today by the foreign re
lations committee, a majority of
whose members opposed ratification
in the form submitted by President
i VV llson.
I Immediately after it was pre
I sented by Chairman Lodge, two
months to the day from the time
the president laid it before the sen
ate, Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
ranking democratic member of the
committee, announced the minority
report urging ratification without
amendment or reservations would
be filed tomorrow.
Fight Starts Monday.
The fight over ratification will he
gin Monday, Chairman Lodge an
nouncing that the treaty would be
taken up then and kept continuously
before the senate. First will come
the effort to amend the treaty and
then the fight for reservations, mild
or strong. Leaders of the admin
istration forces continued to predict
today that the treaty, with the
league covenant, would be ratified
in its original form.
Republican leaders declared, how
ever, that if put to a vote now the
league would be rejected by the
senate. Efforts to reach some
agreement on the question of res
ervations meanwhile are being made.
The formal report of the majority
was presented with as little for-
With War Cross
and Battle Scar
-New York, Sept. 10. Although
he left this country a stowaway
concealed in a barracks bag
dragged aboard a transport by
sympathetic soldiers nearly two
years ago, Maurice Bailey, 16
years old, of Jackson, Me., landed
from the transport Northern Pa
cific Wednesday the hero of one
of the most interesting episodes
of the world war. "
An ugly scar over his right eye
is his only service record because
he was never officially recorded a
member of the American Expedi
tionary Forces, but a French war
cross pinned on his tunic bears
silent testimony of his heroism
on that autumnal day in 1918
when he crawled over a shell
torn field in the Toul sector and
rescued a colonel and two majors
of the Twenty-sixth division, who
were lying wounded in No Man's
His brother, Alfred, who en
listed in the 103d infantry, and
his father, Victor, a sergeant in
the 157th infantry, 'whom he fol
lowed to France,, were among
that immortal army of Americans
destined never to return. Against
the advice and pleadings of his
father and brother, Maurice de
cided to "do his bit" by going to
France. He followed the colors
of his brother's regiment until
the war was over.
While carrying chocolate,
cigarets and water from a Y. M.
C. A. canteen to the men at the
front in the Chateau Thierry
operations in July, 1918, Maurice
was struck by a piece of shrapnel.
Two months later he rejoined the
company, which was then about
20 miles from Toul. It was there
that he won his decoration.
mality as if it had been a bill to
carry on the routine work of the
government. There was a larger
attendance on the floor than usual,
however, indicating the interest of
the forthcoming, battle.
On the heels of its presentation,
Senator Kenyon, republican, Iowa,
in whose state President Wilson
made an address in support of the
league covenant, launched a bitter
attack upon it and declared the
covenant never could be adopted
as it now stands. The big crowd
in the galleries broke forth into ap
plause as the Iowa senator conclud
ed, one woman, standing up and
waving an umbrella in great ex
citement. There were many refer
ences to the treaty in later debate
and tomorrow Senator Harding of
Ohio, a republican member of the
foreign relations committee, will
speak against ratification.
Two of the treaty amendments
promise to be the subject of pro
longed debate, as they would award
Shantung province to China instead
of temporarily to Japan and would
provide that the United States have
a vote in the league assembly equal
to that of Great Britain.
Some indication of the majority
feeling on these points was given
by Senator Kenyon, who declared
that had the league covenant not
been interwoven with the treaty the
Shantung and voting clauses would
have been the only things standing
in the way of speedy ratification.
Wife Protected by Neighbor
From Jealous Husband,
Who Threatened Spouse
Cecil Crabtree, 25 years old, a
foreman for Eggerss-O'Flynn Box
company, shot and almost instantly
killed himself after a quarrel with
his wife, Mrs. Pearl Crabtree, 23
years old, at 8 o'clock last night in
the Crabtree apartment, 2558 Cum
Crabtree returned home from
work at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Crabtree,
according to neighbors, had been
out looking for work. Her hus
band accused her of "being out with
other men," the police report says,
and attacked her.
Crabtree dragged his wife from
their apartment down a long corri
der to their back porch and pressed
a revolver to her temple. Mrs.
Anna Porr, 2552 Cuming street, "a
neighbor, interfered, and, taking
Mrs. Crabtree in her arms pro
The Crabtrees had been married
Louise, a 4-year-old daughter, was
playing in the street at the" time of
When Mrs. Porr attempted to
walk away Crabtree struck his wife
and she fell. Crabtree placed the
revolver to his own temple and
pulled the trigger.
"I have often heard Crabtree say
that if he ever forgot himself so that
he'd strike his wife he'd want to
die," said Mrs. Porr. "Recently he
has been acting strangely. He would
even follow her to the grocery store
for fear she would receive the at
tentions of other men."
Rabbi Fleishman of
Omaha Licensed to
Wed Chicago Woman
According to dispatches from
Chicago, Rabbi Esau Fleishman is
licensed to wed Mrs. Fanny Perl
mutter of that city. Rabbi Fleish
man left Omaha for Chicago Satur
day night after spending the day
with his daughter, Ella, who re
turned from overseas Saturday
While relatives here knew of the
acquaintanceship of Rabbi Fleish
man and Mrs. Perlmutter, the news
of the intended wedding came as
a complete surprise.
Rabbi Fleishman's first wife died
more than a year ago. The rabbi
is 59 years old.
Sinn Fein and Kindred
Dublin, Sept. 10. The government
has proclaimed the suppression of
the Sinn Fein organization, the
Gaelic league, the Irish Volunteers
and the Cumann Na Moan society
in the city and county of Cork.'
The government has also declared
that the first section of the crimi
nal law procedure act of 1887 shall
be applied to Cork," Limerick, Clare,
Tipperary and Dublin counties.
NURSES' TAG DAY
FINDS OMAHA IN
Committee in Charge of Drive
. Confident Over $13,000
Collected Will Re
More than $12,500 was collected
yesterday by the general committee
having charge of the drive for funds
for the Visiting Nurse association
of Omaha. Some funds had not
been turned in when the count was
made last night and the committee
in charge is confident the total will
Mrs. T. L. Davis and her large
staff of volunteer workers started
out bright and early yesterday and
the responses they received made
their hearts thankful.
Remember Flu Epidemic.
There never has been such a gen
eral and generous expression of ap
preciation for this organization as
was manifested yesterday by men,
women and children of all ranks.
A workingman called at headquar-
(Contlnufd on Pair Two, Column Two.)
Austria Signs Peace;
Ceremony Fails to
Excite French People
St. Germain, Sept. 10. Signing of
treaties is no longer a novelty to
French crowds and few persons
gathered at the chateau St. German
Wednesday to watch notables of all
nations assemble in the ancient home
of French kings for the purpose of
signing the pact with Austria. Feel
ing has never run high against Aus
tria in Paris and from the moment
Dr. Karl Renner and his associates
on the Austrian delegation arrived
here last May they have been cor
dially treated. The same spirit was
shown toward them as they entered
the chateau to sign the treaty.
Dr. Renner will leave for Vienila
with the treaty and it is expected
that the signing of the pact will bol
ster up the wavering Austrian gov
ernment and make for a resumption
of normal commercial and economic
The signatures attached for the
United States were those of Frank
L. Polk, Henry White, General Tas
ker H. Bliss, and for Great Britain
Arthur J. Balfour, the foreign min
ister; Andrew Bonar Law, Viscount
Milner, George Nicoll Barnes.
State Prohibition Case
Goes to Supreme Court
Lincoln, Sept. 10. An appeal by
the secretary of state to the Ne
braska supreme court was taken
Wednesday from the recent decision
of the Lancaster county district
court here holding that the action
of the state legislature in ratifying
the federal prohibition amendment
is not final until the question. has
been submitted to the voters for
their approval or rejection. The
lower court's decision was given a
short time ago, when it directed the
secretary of state to file petitions
for a referendum on the legislature's
Two Men and a Boy Killed irt .
Turbulent Outbreaks Grow-f
ing Out of Police Walkout in t
Bay State Capital.
FEARED BY OFFICIALS
Woman Wounded, Middle
Aged Volunteer Policeman
Badly Beaten and Cavalry
men Assaulted. :
Boston, Sept. 10. Two men and i
boy were killed tonight in turbulent
outbreaks growing out of the police
strike. There were numerous in
juries of a minor nature to members
of mobs, police officers and state
jrtiardsmen. , "
One of the most serious element
in the complicated outlook was the
possibility of sympathetic strikes by
labor onions which have declared
their support of the policemen'
union. Like the patrolmen's organ
ization most of these unions are a
filiated with the American Federa-
tion cf Labor. ',
The crowd early became riotous
and cavajrvmen were sent to dis
perse it. The mob surged , in and
out of the square. Shots were fired
and an unidentified man was killed
A woman was wounded in the arm,
a middle-aged volunteer policeman
was so badly beaten up that he ws
removed to a hospital and three cav
alrymen were hit over the head by
bottle and other missiles and also
were given hospital treatment. After
infantry reinforcements arrived "the
square was finally cleared. ,,
So fierce was the resistance of the
angry crowd to the efforts of the
guardsmen to preserve some sort of
order that guns were leveled and a
machine gun was put in- position.
All sorts of missiles were hurled at
the guardsmen. A shower of .stones
so endangered the soldiers that ma-,
chine gun crews were ordered to
fire. One man was killed and sev
eral wounded. ' -Clear
A troop of state guard cavalry,
dashing at full speed in company
front with drawn sabers, cleared
Scollay and Adams Squares tonight
of thousands who had jammed those
places since early today. Both
squares had been the scenes of in
termittent rioting and when the cav
alry approached a small group of
loyal police officers were' maintain
ing a semblance of order with tpe
greatest difficulty. s
Gangs of gamblers who have ih
fested Avery street were driven out
at the point of the bayonet by a
company of state guardsmen to
night. There were 15 dice, games ht
progress, with about 2,000 partici
pants and spectators. At double
quick time the soldiers drove the
crowd before them and then sta
tioned guards, closing the section. '
Private Is Hurt.
Private Carl Mead of the ' First
troop, state cavalry, when drivings
the crowd out of Scollay Square to
night was hit on the head with a
bottle and knocked from his horse.
He was taken to police headquarters
Fifty-three members of the Met
ropolitan police force, who . have
been on emergency duty during the
strike and who are ordered to pa
trol Scollay square, tonight refused
and were immediately suspended.
They marched in a body to head
quarters of the policemen's union at
Fay hall and took out application
for membership. ,;
It was noon today when Mayor
Peters assumed control of what
was left of the police department
and called upon the commander
of the Tenth regiment of the state
guard to assist nim in preserving;
order. At the same time he asked
Governor Coolidge for additional
troops from outside the city. The
governor immediately called out the
Fourth brigade and this evening he
ordered out the Fourteenth and
Twentieth infantry. Boston also
furnished a motor transport corps,
a troop of cavalry and an ambulance
company. , ?
May Call Regulars. !f
This force was believed sufficient
to cope with the situation imme
diately resulting from the strike of
police last night, but the threat that
sympathetic strikes might be de
clared by the city firemen, street
car men, telephone operators and
electrical workers and other organ
ized bodies affiliated with the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, was not;
lightly regarded. Accordingly Gov
ernor Coolidge sent word to the
mayor tonight that he stood ready
to supplement the state guard by
an appeal to the president for regu
lars. $2,750,000 Fur Sale.
St. Louis, Sept. 10. More than
$2,750,000 of furs were sold at the
first session of the annual fall auc-;
tion at the annual fur exchange
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