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NO PROCESS REPRODUCES PHOTOGRAPHS LIKE ROTOGRAVURE. SEE SUNDAY'S BEE.
GRANT BENEFIT OF v
Paris, Oct 23. The benefit of the
unwritten law nasbeen unanimous
ly granted by a court at Valen
ciennes to a French girl named
Alartole Lambert and hergrand-
' pressing the girl's offspring from a
German soldier during the time of
me invasion, me jury accepted the
theory that the woman acted upon
a patriotic motive. v
TO 60 TO SIBERIA
New York, Oct. 23. Santa Claus
has begun preparations to' get to
, Siberia in time to remember each
American soldier on duty there. Ten
thousand pounds of fruit cake and
other gifts will be sent to Vladi
vostok by the Knights of Colum
bus. The cake was purchased along
" with similar ' Christmas remem
brances for soldiers in the Philip
opines, France and Panama.
ADVOCATES TAPPING x
BIG WAR FORTUNES.
London, ' Oct. 23. Ex-Premier
Asquith in a speech to liberals ad
vocated tapping the great fortunes
made during the war.
SODA CLERKS ASK
$40 A WEEK PAY. '
New York.'Ott. 23. Soda clerks
'are now demanding $40 a week and
;.n eight-hour day. Ihe demand is
part of the schedule drawn up by
the United Drug Clerks covering
salaries, hours, duties and days off.
An eight-hour day with one day off
in seven is asked' for all employes
of retail pharmacies.
SAYS HE BOASTED OF
Denver, Oct. 23 Mrs. Helen El-
wood Stokes, who is visiting her
mother here, has instructed 5 her
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OMAHA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER -24, 1919.
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New York attorneys to file a reply
to the divorce complaint of - her
husband, W, E. D. Stokes, million
aire proprietor : of the Ansonia
hotel. - -- ':
In her reply Mrs. Stokes accuses
her husband of, undue intimacy with
other women and declares that he
admitted this to her and frequently
boasted of it. She also accuses him
ot having beaten her and of plotting
to iiiin her reputation.
.' Among other thihgs, she says
that in the fall of 1911 her husband
asked her to take three men 'with
her on a short automobile trip and
a few days latef told her he had
sent the men with her to test her
fidelity. ,, .
Mrs. Stokes revives memories of
an old "scandal involving Stokes by
.mentioning the fact that he was
,hot while visiting the apartment
of a young woman in New Y.ork
City on "June 7. 1911. She makes a
sweeping denial of all the charges
,ri;ule against her in her husband's
SECRET 'CONTROL' ' :,f " - v
OF WAIFS UPHELD.1
Cincinnatf, O.f'Otrtr'iS.The right
, of private children's home corpora
t'ons to retain secret control of the
children's" location after adoptfn
was sustiined by Judge DixOn s of
common pleas court here. The test
case was brought' by Charles Bie
ler of Chicago, who wanted to se
cure possession of his three children,
now in the children's-home here. .
Bieler claimed at least the. right
.to know, where the children were
now located and also asked occa
sional access to them. The case has
been watched by "every children's
home in the United States. .
Names of Six men Withheld
Pending Arrest Negro First
to Be Sentenced on Riot
Charge Gets 30 Days.
THREE COURTS WILL
HEAR CRIMINAL CASES
Fourth May Be Added Later
Because of Large Docket
Judges ' Redick, Day and
Sears Will Preside at Trials.
1 Nine more men and boys were in
dicted yesterday by the. grand jury
on charges of complicity in the
coujt house riots of September
28. Names of six of these were not
given out because they are not un
der arrest. The, other three are:
Patrick McMahon. 31 years old
nfarried, 5330 South Thirty-second
street, unlawful assemblage and
rioting. . ' 1
Lloyd Allen, 18, Seventeenth and
Cass streets, unlawful - assemblage
Frank Johnson, alias Frank Du
mont," 20, Des Moines, -la., sales
man,, grand larceny and receiving
stolen property. Johnson is charged
with stealing goods from the store
of Abe Marcus. 1122 Douglas street,
the night of the not. , . -'
.-Negro. Pleads Guiltq.
The first man to plead guilty to
a riot indictment was sentenced yes
terday afternoon by" District' Judge
Redick to 30, days in jail. He -is
Lester Price, neero. 2226 : Seward
street, charged with carrying con
cealed weapons. Price escaped from
a mob that attacked him on a street
car,jheJiigH of 4he riot.- - Judge
Redick ordered his sentence to date
from the time of his arrest, Sep
tember 2 :. '.V. y-'.. V
Operate ThrVe Courts. "
PresFding Judge. Redick of the
district- court, vesterdav issued an
order which will put three4 courts in
to simultaneous operation beginning
next Monday, ' for the trial of , al
leged rioters and ofher criminal
cases. . . . - ''. :
The "criminal docket was unsually
crowded with scores of prisoners
waiting in the county jail. With the
addition of the men indicted by the
l grand jury for "complicity in the
riots 01 September 8, an unpre
cedented amount of work is await
ing the criminal courts. -
District Judges Redick, Day and
Sears will presideover criminal
courts in court rooms' Nos. 3, 5 jand
7. The regular large criminal court
room, No. 1, is being occupied tem
porarily by the county treasurer's
office. ; '.r-r :'' '. ".-:.
Civil cases which require juries,
.' I J M, t . , 1 - . IT -
York, Oct, 23.-Ensign.ir" ?e ," ln c?" rooms in os.
Erlanger oP the :United li-?,
aiv U9jftijr iroi u til . wm wuim
No. 7,' will be heard by Judge
Wakeleya in the room which was
formerly the 4 judge's chamber.
Usually there is only one criminal
court in operation. Never -before
in this county have three criminal
courts been, running' at the same
time. It is possible," Judge Day
said, that a fourth will be put to
A general call for the calendar
on- civil cases will be heard in court
room No.-3, next Saturday morn
ing. ."'.:. ,
Weber Out Under Bail.
Leonard Paul Weber,, former
World-Herald employe, indicted by
the grand jury Tuesday on - charge
of carrying, concealed weapons, was
released under $750 bail yesterday
by Judge Redick to await trial.
An indictment was returned
against J. W. Siegel, charging him
with receiving stolen property on
October 12. He was released un
der $500 bond.
Four boys who have been held in
the county jail for investigation in
connection with the , rioting, were
released yesterday by order of the
grand jury, no indictments being
found against ythem. They were
Ralph Johnson.' 17 years old, 2518
Capitol avenue; Henry Heise, 17
years old. 3020 Emmet street, and
James Mitch, 16 years old. 2317
Harney strt and Elmer Riefen
burg, 16 years old, 802 South Thir-y-first
Armistice Was Greatest
War Blunder, Says 'Harries
EXPECT'HEAVY, SNOW- "
STORM IN WYOMING.
' "Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 23.r-Wyom-ing
stockmen were warned by the
weather bureau , to prepare their
!erds from sever? weather because
u heavy -.snow storm and cold wave
wts expected to strike Wyoming
friday ' .
DID NOT GIVE WOMAN
COAT FOR PROMOTION.
States naval reserve force, who re
cently was cort-martialed V on
- charges of bribery, was honorably
discharged from the service and
vindicated of the charges in an order
- signed by Secretary, of the-Navy
Daniels, attorneys for Erlanger an
noitnced. v ' '.
Erlanges was arrested on a tharge
that he had given a $300 coat to the
wife of Lieutenant Ellert, chief pay
clerk at the Third naval district
headquarters, in .return for promo
tion. . At" the court-martial Com
mander John J. Grady of the U. S.
S. Dolphin testified Erlanger had
been promoted on merit only. "
SCREW DOWN ON
DRINKS IN GOTHAM.
"New York, Oct. 23. It was hard
to buy a drink in New York Thurs
day. Arrests of federal agents ac
cused of grafting and . indications
that one of them would turn state's
evidence frightened cafes, cabarets
and motor inns, ; where' hitherto
nothing but the price had been
necessary in order to satisfy any
alcoholic craving. - x .
With five men, including : three
federal agents, held for "hearing sub
poenas, were issued for a score of
prominent cafe owners and several
politicians to appear before a fefl
: ral grand jury. , . V . , ,
Men involved were particularly
itterested in the " movements of
Charles P. McGarver, alias
Tinkey " one of the federal agents
under arrest, who made a record as
a hunter of moonshine stills in Ten-
nessee. ' - -" ' - . -
He had a long talk with John -A.
Minton, special assistant federal at
torney in charge of prohibition en
forcement and later was released in
the custody of his counsel until he
could furnish bail of $1,000. Bail for
the other accused ranged from
T2.50O to $5,000.
.Mr. 'Minton - announced that the
conference had resulted in the gov
ernment obtaining information of
great importance. He admitted that
the evidence involved a prominent
republican politician and that names
of some former attaches of the fed
eral attorney's office had been men
tioned, but absolved the present
taP . - . ' "
Kearney Man Accidentally
' Killed in Scuffle for Gun
Kearney, Neb., Oct 23. (Special
Telegram.) Art Meyers was acci
dentally shot and instantly killed
here Thursday. He was under the
influence of liquor, witnesses say,
and procured a gun and threatened
to kill someone. J. W. Lawhead
and Ed Wolford remonstrated with
him and say they attempted to take
his x gen. During Ihe scuffle the
weapon was discharged, the bullet
entering Meyers' heart At the cor
oner's inquest both men were
exonerated from any blame for the
killing. A bottle partly filled with
banana extract was found in bis
pocket " j :c.
Omaha Army Officer at
Banquet of Palimpsest
Club .Tells of ..Condi
tions in Germany.
"The granting of the armistice to
Germany was the: greatest blunder
committed by the allies in the war,"
declared Gen. George H. Harries at
a- banquet given in his honor last
night by the Palimpsest club at the
Omaha, club' , ' .
? "They talk about 'celebrating No
vember 11 as Armistice day, making
it - a public holiday. It is nothing
less, 4n my opinion; than a.n interna
tional disgrace. The granting of the
armistice; was . a military, political
and economic1 blunder." .
' General Harries was the first
American officer to enter Berlin
after the signing of the armistice
and he drew a vivid picture last
night of a Germany which believes '
today that it was not ; conquered,
which is swiftly recovering by in
dustry and organization, which has
its secret espionage system at work
and which is already planning re
venge. 1 - : ' . 1 .
Sees Pershing Plan. N
"I saw General Pershing's plan of
action, written long before the ar
mistice was signed,1' said ' General
Harries.. "Had it xbeen followed out
the German army would have sur
rendered in' the field. ;It woaTd have
gone home without the possibility of
being received as anything but a de-.
feated army; The allied armies
Geotfe ft farrhs '
would have marched into Germany
and occupied seven strategic -points,
The blockade would have been lift
ed immediately and raw material
would have poured into Germany,
and the allies would have seen to it
that the Germans worked.
"The German people today do not
believe their armies were defeated
(Continued on Par Two, Column FWe.)
New Jersey Woman
Western Sisters How She
Washes in "Evening Dress
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Electric Washers and Ironers and Motion Study Permits
Doing Family Washing on Blue Velvet Bugs; Says
. Mrs. Frank Ambler Pattison in Address to Conven
. tion of Nebraska Club Women at Fairbury.
: : . Bv MYRTLE MASON. 1
Fairbury, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special
Telegram.fDoingf , the-family
washing iii' "evening clothes on a
blue v velvet r rug is. a stuht which
Mrs. Frank Ambler Pattison of
New Jersey has performed.. Just
how it is done was explained by
Mrs. Pattison before the Nebraska
Federation . of , Women's . clubs
Thursday afternoon"" at a regular
session of their annual convention.
Electric washers and ironers and
motion study explains it, Said Mrs.
Pattison", who is an authority on
scientific management in the
"What is home?" she was asked.
"It is the constant' production of
possible motive .of organized erc
istence for the purpose of providing
proper shelter, comfort, nourish
ment or encouragement for the de
velopment of each individual mem
ber; a recreation center fertilized
by the heart and mind of all within
and ever pregnant with life's best
joys," she said. "They , say wom
an's place is in the home. It is, and
man's place is there with her. The
drudgery, the meifialhess.' the me
dieval form - Of contract and the
housing of a strange and foreign
personality' in - the very midst of
one s private' family' lite are things
that do not belong to 20th century
civilization. ? '
"A house as nearly as possible
should be an auto operative estab
lishment; - -indeed cataloged, ' de
sighed and ordered in such a way
as to require the minimum of labor
and attention at every turn. The
business of -purchasing ia an art.
The woman who can 'invent -an
electric , ' dishwasher " will be 5 the
savior of the race. Man is going
aboutMt in the wrong way. Electric
vacuum cleaners and dishwashers,
electric washing and mangling ma
chines, irons, ovens, cookers, scrubs
hers," floor polishers, toasters, table.
fixtures, Dathroom, laundry ma
chines and water "heaters, dustless
dusters, cupboards, elevators, etc.,
all these things are buY begin
nings and suggestions of what is to
(Continued on Paso Two, Colnmn One.)
Is Not Affected by '
Washington, Oct. 23. With ex
ception of brief attention to the
difficulties of the national industrial
conference, President Wilson Thurs
day got uninterrupted rest.
After a report on developments ia
the conference had been given the
president and he had formulated a
message to ,Secretary Lane, chair
man of the' conference, Rear Ad
miral Grayson ordered that no fur
ther government matters be brought
to the president's attention. ,
The prohibition enforcement bill
with an opinion as to its constitu
tionality by Attorney General Pal
mer, reached, the 'White House late
in the day from the, Department of
Justice, but in accordance with Dr.
Grayson's order, it was not laid be
fore the president. -
The president's condition, it was
explained, had not been affected by
his increased - activity, but the
chances that too much attention to
public affairs might retard his re
covery . were considered too great
to risk taking up matters not ur
gently needing his attention. He
has until next Tuesday midnight to
act on the prohibition bill,
r Dr. Grayson's regular night an
nouncement was confined to this
brief bulletin: . ' '.-
"The president . is satisfactorily
maintaining the improvement which
he has recently made."
Found Guilty of Murder.
Valentine, Neb., Oct. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Blazka, , the farmer
charged with -beating - his, wife to
death, was found guilty; of murder
in . the second degree ' by a jury
Thursday night r ,
O. W. Elkins Dead.
Philadelphia. Pa- Oct 23.
George W. Elkins, financier and phi
lanthropist died at the Philadelphia
Country club late Thursday, night
from apoplexy, with which he was
stricken while -playing golf. He was
61 years old.
Volunteers Capture '
1 Stolen Automobili
4Billy" Bullar'd anf Clifford Han
son, apartment. 6," Hamilton Annex,
early this morning captured two al
leged automobile thieves -in a stolen
automobile less ' than - an ' hour after
the car was sreported stolen from
Lincoln, Neb. ' .
.. George LaShore,-1727 South Elev
enth street, and Howard James, Lin
coln, Neb., are in central police sta
tion, charged , with being fugitives
from justice. " They will be taken
back to Lincoln today to-stand trial
on a charge of grand larceny
Bullard and Hanson were in cen
tral police station when Gus Hyers,
chief state agent, sent in a' report
that a new Auburn coupe with whito
wire wheels had been' stolen" from
Lincoln. , The car carried no num
ber, according, to the report A few
minutes later a telephone message
from Ashland, Neb., stated that the
stolen car. had been driven through
there toward Omaha. "
Bullard and Hanson started west
on Center street at 12:30 in Bul
lard's car. Five miles out on the
Center street road they noticed a car
approaching them. They proceeded
west until out of sight and then
wheeled around and pursued the car.
Near Ak-Sar-Ben field the pur
sued car dashed off the Center street
road toward Pacific street One
mile beyond Elmwood park on Pa1
cific street Bullard . and : Hanson
pulled up beside LaShore and James
and commanded them to stop. The
captors brought LaShore and James
to central police station and turned
the car over to Police Sergeant Pete
Dillon;' '.-;- -' - '
North Dakota Experiences
its First Touch of Winter
Fargo, N. D., Oct 23 North Da
kota got its first touch of winter
Thursday, several cities reporting
snow. At Fargo, an inch of snow
fell. The thermometer registered
25 degrees above gf9 ,
German Emperor's Message
Following President Wilson's
Endeavors to Bring Peace, in
1917 Is Made Public.
U. S. ENTRY INTO WAR
NOT FEARED, HE SAID
Hollweg Reported to Have As
serted That if Wilson's Offer
Had Come Sooner U-Boat
War Would Not Have Begun.
, Berlin, Oct. 23. President Wil
son's peace offer was a matter of lit
tle concern to the German emperor,
according to the evidence presented
before the subcommittee investigate
insr the war. Furthermore the inter
vention of the United States appar
ently was not seriously considered
by the emperor., - .
During the examination of Count
Von Bernstorff, former ambassador
at Washington, the socialist deputy,'
Dr: Sinsheimer, said:
"The kaiser's telegram to which
you refer, dated January lcj 1917,
and addressed to Herr Zimmerman
(foreign secretary) says literally:
'His majesty instructs me to thank
you for your communication. His
majesty does not care a bit about
President Wilson's offer, Jf a breach
with America cahnot be prevented it
cannot beyhelped. Events arc devel
There was much excitement when
the-message-was read. Dr. Karl
Helfferick, former vice chancellor,
whispered, "Nonsense." ; .
Dr. Sinsheimer maintained that
the peace conditions sent to Presi
dent Wilson- January ,28t jWwhich
wefeTsaid'fo be" the 'same as tfiose
Germany offered December 3, 1916.
were really nothing like "them.
, All Appear' Astounded..
Every one present appeared as
tounded at this statement and Count
Von Bernstorff exclaimed excitedly:
"Then I am told this today tor the
Under crQss-examination Von
Bernstorff quoted the German em
peror and General Ludendorff on
his (Bernstorff's) return from
Washington The emperor said
Von Bernstorff had failed on two
PomtsT t-irst, in allowing the Brit-
ish 10 connscaie me irunK witn a
Swedish diplomat's papers thought
to contain his Mexican telegrams,
and second, by permitting the Unit
ed States to send James W. Gerard
to Germany as ambassador,
Ludendorff accused him of at
tempting to make peace by agitat
ing against the submarine warfare
and declared that the U-boat war
would bring peace in three months.
ne men toia tne tormer emDassa
dor that President Wilson's oeace
proposal could not pass the reich
stag; it would be championed only
by the socialists, adding that a "rot
ten peace" was impossible.
' Poland's Fate Discussed.
The question of Poland's fate in
connection with President Wilson's
eace efforts was discussed.
Count von Bernstorff sair that in
his discussions with the United
States Kovernment there . was no
question of territory concerned in
giving Poland access to the' sea or
being withdrawn from German sov
ereignty. Replying to another ques
tion the former ambassador said:
"Without America's help the en
tente 'could not have vanquished
Germany. If we succeeded in ore-
venting war with America a. peacjp
of understanding would at least have
been possible. s 7 :
von. Bernstorff also expressed the
opinion that President Wilson would
have raised no difficulties had the
proposed world conference to settle
peace solved the Polish question in
a manner differing with President
Wilson's ideas. .'-0 . .
Plenty of Warning.
The - discussion turned lareelv
upon the period of the declaration
by Germany of its submarine war
fare. Von Bernstorff testified that
af,ter President Wilson's message to
congress on January 22, Col. E. M.
House, the president's confidential
adviser, summoned him to New
York and thereupon Von Bernstorff
cabled his government saying that
the United States did not intend to
interfere in territorial questions, but
wanted Germany's peace conditions
made public as evidence of Ger
many's sincerity and adding:
it the submarine warfare is be
gun "straight away the president
would feel it a blow in the face and
war with America would be unavoid
Dr. Sinsheimer pointed out that
Von Bernstorff was aware officially
January 16 that submarine warfare
had been decided on and that the
ambassador was to present a note to
tne Washington governmeat con
cerning it on January 31.
No More Negotiations.
Von Bernstorff then continued:
"I communicated the oeac- condi
tions to Colonel House on he 30th
and on the 31st presented the decla
porting race wh Colon rear.) i
Gurzon Sucqeeds Balfour 1
In British Foreign Office
i. i f t
II .rr. I
London, Oct. 23. It is officially
announced that Earl Curzon' has
been appointed foreign secretary in
succession to Arthur J. Balfour.
Mr. Balfour retires after almost a
half century of public service, hav
ing first taken his seat in parliament
in 1874. His connection with the
foreign policy, of the British empire
was establishefl almost immediately,
as he was appointed private secre
tary to the Marquis of Salisbury,
tnen secretary ot state for foreign
affairs, in 1878, and he was a mem
ber of the British mission under
, Arthur 'J. Balfour.
Lords Salisbury and Beaconsfield at
the Berlin conference in 1878.
A few more years saw him ad
vanced to a seat in the cabinet as
secretary for Scotland in 1886. He
became leader of the house of com
mons in 1891 and prime minister in
1902. It was, recently' reported in
London that upon his retirement as
foreign -secretary, Mr. Balfour
would be created earl and would
succeed Viscount Grey as British
ambassador to the United -States
when the latter had finished his
mission in this country.
Parliament Rejects . Govern
ment Alien Bill by Vote of
185 to 113 With Only About
Half the Members in Session.
COUNTRY IS FACED
BY CHANGE OF PARTY
VOTES IN TAGUE
Decision in Boston Election
Contest Rebuke to Bossism
Ballots of Three Pre
cincts Thrown Out. ' .
Washington, Oct 23. Without a
record vote the house late today un
seated Representative John F. Fitt
gerald of Massachusetts, 1 former
mayor of Boston, and seated former
Representative Peter . F.' Tague.
Both Fitzgerald and Tague are
Before seating Mr. Tague, the
houser refused) by ar vote of 167 to
46, to order , a new 'election, a pro
posal offered by Representative
Luce, . republican, Massachusetts,
and endorsed by Mr. Fitzgerald.
Previous to this 'vote, ; Representa
tive Overstreet, democrat, Georgia,
had withdrawn his motion to de
clare Mr. Fitzgerald entitled to re
tain his seat . - ', .-.
Three Precincts Thrown Out
By its final action the house accepted-the
report of a, majority of
its elections committee, headed by
Representative Goodall, .republican,
Maine; which threw out the vote in
three precincts of the. Fifth ward of
Boston, with the result that Mr.
Tague was held to have received a
plurality of (the votes in the election
last November. ' '- . ' s i,
In urging the adoption of this re
port, Mr. Goodall asserted that for
the house to sustain the committee
would have the effect . of serving
notice on political bosses that they
could not override congress by
''illegal actions" at an election. Mar
tin Lomasney of Boston was named
by Mr. Goodall as the "political
boss" whose support gave the elec
tion - to - Mr. , Fitzgerald: Other
representatives . also , attacked Mr.
Lomasney, who, in turn, was
fended by others as a citizen
ers in Henai
T 1 II 1 'T..l
uerby maKe Lime
Chicago, Oct. 23. Stragglers in
the army's double transcontinental
air race made little headway toward
their goals Thursday. Mechanical
difficulties and bad flying weather
combined to retard their progress;
At night only six were left in the
race, two machines - having been
wrecked during the day.
Race officials at Washington com
puting the actual flying time of the
contestants announced that Lt Al
exander Pearson had completed the
double trip across the continent in
the best time yet reported. Pear
son, the fourth to finish, made the
5,402 miles in 48 hours, 37 minutes
and 16 seconds. This was practic
ally 10 hours less than the time of
Capt. Lowell H. Smith or Capt. J.
O. Donaldson and better than Lt
B. W.. Maynard's record, after sub
tracting 18 hours spent by Maynard
in replacing his motor at Wahoo,
Neb. ... .. .. :
' Letts Advancing.
Libau, Russia, Oct 23.-The Letts
are advancing , from Dunamunde
(Ust Dvinsk) and Bolderaa, accord
ing to Riga advices. The first large
island to the south of Riga is in
the hands of the Letts, and also the
bridges over the Duna. Six British
and two French destroyers are sup
porting the Lettish operations.
Colonel Bermondt of the Russo
German fdrees, Mitau reports say.
has ordered the seizing of all Letts
of military age fit for service. ,
Operators and Workers In
Deadlock When Labor Sec
i retary's intervention .
. ; jr '
Washington, Oct 23. A dramatic
appeal bf Secretary ot Labor Wil
son, himself a miner, prevented an
open break tonight between miners
and operators almost ready to go
home, after failing, to settle the
strike of 500,000 soft coal miners
set for 10 days hence. , r
It was near the end of a long and
heated session, at which the miners
formally rejected one plan of settle
ment and refused to arbitrate wages,
that the secretary, taking hold of a
slender, thread brought the two
sides together and kept them here
for another conference tomorrow. "
As -members of the two groups,
weary after three days of argument
and wrangling, left the meeting
place, they refused to hazard an
opinion as to whether the strike
could be averted. In some quarters,
however, there waa a more hopeful
view than heretofore. v
Secretary Wilson, a bit hoarse
after , long - pleading with the f ac
tions for consideration of the pub
lie's rights, actually seemed cheer
ful. Much of this feeling was due
to the fact that he had persuaded
the warring factions to make an
other attempt to restore peace at
the very moment they , were ready
to quit ' ;
"The miners rejected and the op
erators neither rejected nor accept
ed my first proposal for settlement
of their troubles," Secretary Wilson
said tonight "They now have be
fore them for consideration a prop
osition submitted by me that they
go into conference with each other,
without reservation as if ..no de
mands had been made- or refused,
having in mind the interests of their
respective groups, r - ,
Want Strike Order Withdrawn.
"The miners, are willing to do
that,, and the operators are willing
provided the strike order is with
'John L. Xewis. oresident of the
United Mine' Workers of America,
leading from the conference room
a group of his men, said: '
Thomas L. Brewster, head of the
coal operators' association, leaving
the meeting with a party of his as
sociates, stopped long enough to
say: ' . ,'
"We are just .where we started."
But out of the mass of conflicting
claims there seemed a better chance
tonight that Secretary Wilson might
be able to bring the miners and
Police Stand Guard
While German Opera
Sung in New York
New York, Oct 23. While more
than 300 patrolmen, detectives and
mounted police stood guard,' Ger
man opera was sung in the Lexing
ton theater for the third time this
week. , Although crowds : surired
through the streets near the theater
there was, no serious disorder such
as had marked the. two previous
performances! when service men
civilians in an attempt to storm the
playhouse. ; ,
Less than 500 persons were seated
m tne tneater when the perform
ance began. Many of these were city
detectives. . ,
Bonar Law Moves Adjourn
ment Until Monday to Enable
Ministers to Consider, What
Course They Should Adopt.
London, Oct. 23. The country
suddenly faced by the possibility of.
a change of government. or dissolu
tion of Parliament, owing to a quite .
unexpected defeat of the government
in the House of Common's Thursday
by a majority of 72. Only about
half the members were present and
the vote by which the government :
was defeated was 185 to 1 13.
The alien bill, the earlier stages of
which were disposed of during the ;
summer session, was in 'the report
stage. The committee had previous
ly inserted an amendment withhold'
ing pilotage certificates from all ah
ens and the government sought by a
amendment to modify this restric
tion in favor of a number of French1
pilots, for whom provision had been
made in the existing pilotage act
This amendment, however, wa dc '
feated, although in charge ,cf gov
eminent whips. V; , -
The announcement of the f'gurei
was greeted with loud cheers from
the , opposition quarters and caused
much excitement ."'-,
, Andrew Bonar Law immediately
moved adjournment of the house
until Monday to enable the govern
ment to consider what coarse it .
should adopts He admitted that the
defeat of an amendment, with gov
ernment whips was a serious mat
ter requiring consideration, but de
clined to admit that it necessarily ,
implied the resignation of the min
istry. This, he declared, would dc-'
pend upon the view of the House ot
Commons as a whole. ; ; i
Opinions on the situation asex
pressed in the lobbies are conflict
ing, but in view of the small attend- 1
ance in the house It is thought thit '
the government may decide not to -resign.
" .--'.: 1 -
Royal Decree Issued
in U. S. Dissolves
Brussels Oct 23. The Belgian'
Parliament has been dissolved by a
royal decree, which is dated Los
Angeles, Cal October 17. ' '
The cabinet will resign immedi
ately after elections are held, v
.- Pittsburgh, Oct 23. Peeping into
pits- filled with molten metal . and
watching the many other interest-
ing features of a modern steel ttulL
King Albert and Queen Elizabeth
of the Belgians, with Prince Leo
pold and members of their suite,
spent the greater part of Thursday
afternoon in the Duquesne plant of
the Carnegie Steel company, ...
They were taken down into the
working sections among the men'
where stcet was being made and.
walking on iron plates so hot as al
most to burn the soles of ' their
shoes, moved from place to nlace.
asking many questions and mani
festing th'e liveliest interest in every
operation. , '
The royal party was received with :
enthusiasm everywhere it went dur
ing the day.
Plot Uncovered to
Bum Homes of Men V
Who Remaiiiat Work
Youngstown, O., ' Oct. 23. One.
man was fatally wounded and -another
seriously injured when police
bjroke up two alleged attempts at '
jfrson by striking steel worker
early today. .: ' ,
Joachim Magapano will die, while
Giuseppe. Fagio, who was -shot
above the heart is in a critical con-'
dition. - - . '.:
A group of striking Serbians "and
Italians held a secret meeting in
Brier Hill and decided, it is alleged,
to burn the houses of several men
who continued to work. Learning
of the plan, police laid in wait for
the strikers. Three Serbian hi
set fire to one house before "they
were caught and a group of three
Italians were surprised attempting
to fife, two houses. All are under
arrest .; , .
Senator Very Low. T
Richmond.- Va.. Or ; M
improvement in . the condition of .
Senator Martin of Virginia. Hmn. '
cratic leader in the senate, was re-'
ported from the Charlottesville, Vv
hospital, where he has been under
treatment for four months. lis con.'
dition, however, was desc.-:bed as
Trery grave," following a relapse.
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