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WOMAN WITHOUT VEIL.
New York, Oct. 25. The first
woman papal courier, who is also
the first woman received in an audi
ence at the Vatican without a man
- tilla or veil, has arrived in New
Vork with medallions of the order
of the Knights of St. Gregory for
three supreme officers of the Knight"
of Columbus. She is Miss Gladys
Sheridan of New York. The Swiss
guard detained her at the Vatican
t entrance until informed that the K.
of C. uniform was recognized as
tornial dress for an audience. Miss
Sheridan was a K. of C. welfare
worker in France.
WILSON GIVEN -PRISON
New York, Oct. 25. For "distin
guished service" in the prison re
form movement, the award of gold
medals to President Wilson, Samuel
Oompers, William E. Rappard and
Thomas Mott Osborne was an
nounced at a meeting of the national
commission on prisons and prison
The award, which is to be made
. each year hereafter, was "deserved
by President Wilson" for establish
ing the wage principle in federal
prisons, it was stated. Mr. Rappard.
who is president of the International'
Red Cross in Switzerland, is to re
ceive the medal for his efforts in ob
taining hospital treatment. Others
given medals are Walter N. Wig
gins, electrical inspector; J. J. Gorm
ley, who handled the baggage;
Frank T. Robinson, Pullman con
ductor; J. S. MacDonald, dining car
inspector, and Frank N. McCormick,
steward. All were given the medal
of Leopold II.
LADY NA.NCY ASTOR
NOT YET DECIDED.
Plymouth, Oct. 25. In reply to
the request of the conservatives of
this city to stand for election to
parliament, Lady,Astor has sent the
"Have made no decision yet.
Lady Astor, who was Nancy
Langhorne, if she decides to accept
the call, will be a candidate for the
seat vacated by her husband, Maj.
Waldorf Astor, who, by the death of
his father, becames the second
Viscount Astor and takes a seat in
the house of lords.
HUNT HOARDED SUGAR.
New York, Oct 25. Secret serv
ice agents arrived here from Wash
ington to examine all public nd
private warehouses in the New
York district in the search for
hoarded sugar, Federal Food Ad
ministrator Williams announced.
Attorney General Palmer has di
rected Mr. Williams to query the
owners of every warehouse as to
sugar in storage, Mr. Williams
added, and amounts equal to or more
than 50,000 pounds either for ex
port or domestic use are to be re:
ported. , .
" Governor Smith 'te1ephmed"ff.ohrl
Albany to a friend here that the
executive mansion was without
sugar and asked him to obtain 10
pounds for the use of his family.
It could not be purchased in Al-,
bi.nv, he said.
New York. Oct. 25 Mrs. Marga
ret C. Reid, former actress, against
whom a divorce action was started
last May by Daniel G. Reid, head of
the American Can company and di
rector of seyeral large banks, has in
stituted a counter divorce suit. She
alleges in her Complaint that her
husband hid been guilty of miscon
duct with various women.
Mrs. Reid's suit, it was under
stood, was brought .largely to af
ford her an opportunity to clear her
own name in case her husband's ac
tion was not pressed for trial. She
has been living in RedAvocd. Cal.,
since last spring, but is now in thii
Mrs. Reid was Miss Margaret M.
Carrier of Detroit. She and Reid
were married in 1910 in Paris, when
x she became the third wife of the fi
nancier, who is reported to be worth
"MAY-DAY" WEDDING '
HELD IN OCTOBER.
Topeka.' Kan., Oct. 25. A "May
day wedding in October. Doesn't
seem possible. Yet 'tis true. Briefly.
Roy Lee May, 23, of Emporia, ob
tained a license to marry Ethel E.
Day, 23, of Norton. Date, Octo
. ber 1.
IS GOING DRY.
New York, Oct. 25. Scotland ; is
going dry next year, according to
Rev. J. H. Jowett, who sailed on the
Adriatic for England after preach
ing a month in his former pulpit at
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
church. ' .
"It will surprise many,' he said,
"that I make the assertion that
Scotland next year will vote to go
dry. for I do not believe that it is
realized here how far the temper
ance movement has progressed in
the British Isles. A country which
has prohibition will become 80 per
cent more efficient than one which
has not, and the drink-ridden coun
tries across the sea will have to fol
low in the footsteps of the United
States or fall behind in the economic
. MINE REDISCOVERED.
New York, Oct. 25. The Chiver.
an emerald mirfe of enormous value,
has been rediscovered, it was learned
here, after its location had been
forgotten for many-years, among
South America's wildest mountains
about 100 miles from Bogota, capi
tal of Colombia. For more than a
century diligent search had been
made for the mine which was
worked in days past by Indians and
Spanish adventurers. Its rediscov
ery came unexpectedly by repre
sentatives of a syndicate of New
. York bankers and brokers, among
whom were Albert P. Cross and
. Carl McFadden, while they were
seeking profitable oil . land in Co
lombia. Emeralds from the, Chiver
' mine are reported as being such
marvels of color and (lawlessness as
to ba worth from $100 to $1,000
NEW FEATURE-"THE VELVET HAMMERS-LOCAL CELEBRITIES DONE IN VERSE STARTS TOMORROW
VOL. XLIX NO. 19.
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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 1919.
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1 ton Fail to Overcome Oppon
ents in Double-Header Foot
Ball Game at Rcurke Park.
LOCAL MENTOR HOLDS
TIE VICTORY FOR TEAM
When They Fail to Win De
cisivelyBig Crowd Roots
for Local Teams.
More than 9,000 fans watched
Creighton and Marquette battle to
a scoreless tie and Oklahoma and
Nebraska to a 7-to-7 tie in a double
header foot ball game at Rourke
park yesterday afternoon. All mid
dle western foot ball eyes were1
turned on Omaha as the gridiron
classic of the year was enacted.
According to Vincent Hascall,
manager of the double-header, the
receipts of the game will total $15,
000. The turnstiles showed an at
tendance of 8,500, while at least 800
are known to have entered the pass
gate on student tickets and passes.
The opening ' game, between
Creighton and Marquette, . was a
brilliant exhibition by two of the
best grid teams in the middle west.
Coach Tommy Mills of Creighton
styled it a Creighton victory, inas
much as his team was outweighed
and crippled. The Creighton line
was invincible, while, on the other
hand, Langhoff, Marquette's dar l
ing halfback, proved a terror for the
Blue and White with his long end
runs. Both these features furnished
thrill after thrill for the. big crowd,
Second Game Surprise.
The closing contest of the bill
was a surprise even to the Okla
homa players. The Sooners entered
the game morally certain that ,they
had a decisive defeat in store for
them. The Cornhuskers felt that
the Sooners "had the right idea."
Just as the first game might honest
ly be called a victory for Creighton,
so the second cbntest might readily
be called a defeat for Nebraska.
In a measure Nebraska's confi
dence was largely responsible for
the disappointing showing of the
Scarlet and Cream. At times Coach
Schulte's men showed flashes of
brilliancy, but on the whole their
play was ragged and lacked unity.
Claim Sooner Victory.
Coach Henry Schulte of the Corn
husker team said his team played
far from their true form. Coach
Bennie Owen of the oil field eleven
was beaming over what he consid
ered a big victory for his team. "My
team entered the game at the small
end of 2 to 1 odds. Bets had even
been offered that Nebraska would
win by 30 points. The Cornhuskers
were outplayed, and although it was
a victory for my team, Oklahoma
should have won in points also."
The second part of the afternoon's
program marked Nebraska's first
appearance in Omaha for years.
The Cornhusker school withdrew
from the Missouri Valley conference
in order to play the contest before
an Omaha crowd, as the conference
rules would not permit the game to
be played on any field but the home
Students Entertain Crowd.
Two large bands, one from
Creighton and one from the state
university, paraded the field during
the rest period in each game. Seven
hundred Creighton students staged
a snake dance and a mock funeral
of the Marquette team between tb,e
halves of the opening contest.
The day was ideal for foot ball,
slightly cloudy and rather cold. A
light cold breeze waved across the
gridiron, chilling the players to
righting trim. The field was in ex
cellent condition except for its up-
The Nehraska, Creighton and
Oklahoma "ts were guests of the
Chamber of Commerce at an Or
The Marquette team len ior Mil
waukee at 6:25 p. m.
Detailed reports of each game will
be found in the sports section.
Noted English Actress
Dies at Watering Place
London, Oct. 25. Violet Cameron,
the actress, died at Worthing, a
watering place on the English
Violet Cameron, who in private
life was Mrs. D. De Eensaude, -was
the niece of.Lydia Thompson. She
was born in 1862 and made her
first appearance on the stage in
Fairyland of Groceries and
Pinner Delights Viewed by
Crowds at Pure Food Show
Auditorium Transformed from Big Barn Into Bower
of Beauty Four of the Big Five Packers Have
Exhibits Special Studies for Students Exhibit
a Revelation to Omahans.
Johnson Condition to Treaty
Argued All Day in Senate
Refusal to Dismiss One
a Workman Ties Up City
Bologne, Oct. 23. AH iron work
ing industries in Bologne are shut
down as the result of the refusal of
one workman to join the iron work
ers' union. v
Theaters. and bakeries were forced
to close. " " " a
Omaha's biggest and best food
show opened last night at the Audi
torium with a record crowd- and an
ultra record showing of food prod
ucts which will do much to educate
they consuming public to Omaha's
greatness as a food producing cen
For the first time in some years
local people have an opportunity to
patronize a real 'food show, where
the retailers, jobbers and manufac
turers are working together that
Omaha people may learn something
of their own city's greatness in
The show is given by the Omaha
Retail Grocers' association, backed
by the jobbers and manufacturers,
who have spent much time and
money to boost Omaha as a food
, Revelations to Omahans.
To the layman who imagines he
is well acquainted 'in his own city
the show will prove a revelation in
that the total of Omaha manufac
tured food products demonstrated
at the show is far beyond the show
ing of former years.
The exhibits range from a com
plete refrigerator plant to the lowly
package of bug exterminator. ,
The coffees roasted by the two
leading grocery houses, which have
virtually driven outside brands from
the Omaha market, will be tasted
and enjoyed by the multitude.
The interior decoraters have made
the bare Auditorium building a
place of beauty, with a soft color
scheme carried out in all decora
tions. Added to the general scheme
the exhibitors have made an extra
effort to keep up with the proces
sion until the Auditorium looks like
a real show house, rather than a
Specials for Students.
While last night was the opening
of the show, the real crowds, will
attend during the week, as the club
women of the city, as well as all
students of domestic science, will be
represented at the show.
Special provision has been made
for school students, who are to be
given an opportunity to really study
food problems as prospective buy
ers. This educational feature has
been worked out so that the young
sters insy be able to apply their
school work in a practical way.
Supplementing this idea, several of
the manufacturers have supplies of
literature for the grown-up students
who are really interested in domes
tic science in all its branches, and
domestic science teachers of the
city will have their charges in
groups on different afternoons.
Four of the big five packers are
in the show, and their exhibits are
largely educational. The more pro
gressive of food manufacturers are
working along this line, assuming
that the house buyer of the im
mediate future will be more critical
with the knowledge coming from
(See pages 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6, 7 and 8,
Section D, for full details.)
The Passing Show
FIGHT FOR PEACE
Washington,. Oct. 25. After talk
ing all day on the Johnson amend
ment to the peace treaty, the sen
ate seemed further away from a
vote on the proposal than it was
when the day's debate started.
Leaders on both sides had been
hopeful of a roll call before ad
journment, but when the administra
tion, managers tried to set a spe
cific time to vote, they found the
republicans unwilling to bind them
selves to action Monday, Tuesday
On the republican side it was pre
dicted that a vote might come any
one of these days, and Republican
Leader Lodge announced that he
was prepared, to prolong Monday's
session r,o as to hasten the debate.
Lodge Leads Fight.
Senator Lodge led in person the
fight made for the amendments
against an opposition which for sev
eral days had made, its defeat virtu
ally a foregone conclusion. He argued
that while the Johnson proposal
would not accomplish completely
the qua'ization of voting power in
the league, it or some similar pro
vision was necessary to protect
The amendment which provides
in effect that the United States
shall have as many votes as Great
(Continued on Pace Seven, Column Two.)
Ohio State Troops
For Strike Duties
Columbus, O., Oct. 25. Five hun
dred Ohio National Guard troops
are mobilizing at Akron,' where they
will be held in readiness for strike
duty at Canton.
The order for mobilization was
issued by Gov. Cox after receiving
word from Col. J. M. Bingham, of
the adjutant general's office and
other sources that severe rioting at
steel plants in that city had not
been curbed by local authorities.
The troops mobilizing are ma
chine gun and infantry companies.
If rioting, which resulted in the
severe injury of a number of per
sons Friday and Saturday at the
Canton Alloy Steel company, con
tinues, it is expected the troops will
be rushed into Canton immediately.
Gov. Cox sent a telegram to
Mayor Charles E. Pooreman of
Canton today notifying him he
would be expected to bring the dis
order to an immediate end or- ap
pear before him Monday to show
cause why he should not be re
moved from office. A similar tele
gram was sent to the sheriff of
Stark county, whom Col. Bingham
also had reported as being delin
quent in his duties.
Gov. Cox also announced he had
reports from other - sources that
rioting was going on unchecked, to
gether with appeals for aid.
Reporting the disorders to the
governor, the Canton Alloy Steel
company said a mob of 1,400 strik
ers severely beat up six of the com
pany's employes yesterday and that
another mob of 600 strikers beat up
and shot two more employes today.
LOVE, SCHOOL BOY
Girl Friend Had "Date" With
' Another Boy, Say Other"
Guests at Party.
While laughter and gaiety were in
full sway last night at a stag party
given by Elbert Evans, 3015 South
Thirty-third street, Central high
school student, to seven of his class
mates, one of the guests. Franklin
Stephen Patterson, 16 years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Patterson,
living at 3333 Pine street, went into
a bedroom of the home and killed
Young Patterson fired two shots
into his body from his gun, which
he had gone home earlier in the
evening to get. The apparent rea
son for the tragedy, according to
members of the party, is that he was
denied an appointment with Miss
Frances Yaeger. a young girl who
is said to have been his sweetheart
for over a year.
Calls Up Girl.
One of the members of the party
"Frank called up Frances and
asked her for a date, but she told
him she had a date with another boy.
He then went home and, going up
stairs, told his mother he had come
home after a handkerchief, but in
stead he took a .32-caliber revolver
out of one of his dresser drawers.
"He came back to the party and,
putting his hat on a chair walked
into the bedroom and without speak
ing to anybody fired two shots into
his right side, killing himself al
Happy Before Deed.
"Frank appeared to be in good
spirits and happy until he called up
Frances and left for home. He was
having as much fun. as fche rest of
us and none of the party imagined
what he was going to do when he
went into the bedroom."
Mrs. Patterson was prostrate with
grief and would not admit anyone
to the house. Mr. Patterson is a
railroad conductor and is out of the
city. Besides his parents young
Patterson 1 is survived by a sister,
The body was taken to Stack and
Falconer's " undertaking establish
ment, Thirty-fifth and Farnam
Cold Pack Fruits Sale
Stopped Following Deaths
Detroit, Oct. 25. Following in
vestigation of the death of five per
sons believed to have been poisoned
at a dinner party a week ago. Dr.
Francis M. Duffield, president of
the department of health, announced
he would on Monday order all
grocers here to discontinue tem
porarily the sale of cold pack fruits
The victims are believed by de
partment of health officials to have
been poisoned by eating ripe olives,
preserved by the cold pack method,
at the home of Murray W. Sales, in
a fashionable suburb. Samples of
the olives have been sent to the
University of Michigan for analy
sis. Twenty-eight lives have been lost
in the past two months in various
parts of the country, Dr. Duffield
stated, through botulis muo poison
ing, which is prevalent, he said,
chiefly in asparagus, dives and
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HE BZOCK Iuk N ' ' ..
BACK ONE HOUR
People Get an Extra Hour's
SleepDaylight Saving Law
. Passes Out of Existence
'at 2 A. M.
Omaha awoke this morning re
freshed by an extra hour's sleep. At
least, those who remembered to
turn their timepieces back an hour
before retiring, did.
For the daylight saving lavv
passed out of existence at 2 this
morning; clocks were turned back
an hour and the American people
are again living by "normal" time.
Special arrangements for the
change in time had been made by
railroads and the Western Union
Telegraph company. More than 600
Western Union clocks in the city
were turned back an hour, either by
subscribers to the time, who had
been, furnished with keys to the
clocks, or by a group of employes
who worked from midnight-until 2
o'clock, "changing 2 o'clock to 1
o'clock," as an official of the com
pany expressed it.
Passenger Trains Wait.
Ten passenger trains, of the Bur
lington, Union Pacific, Rock Island,
Missouri Pacific and Northwestern,
waited in the Omaha stations for an
hour to pass, between midnight and
2, that they might start on their
regular schedules. Officials and-
railroad employes received special
instructions to turn their timepieces
back one hour before retiring last
.Police, night watchmen and street
car men on duty at 2 worked an ex
tra hour as a result of the time
change. They made no complaint,
however, as those who had night
work last spring saved an hour
when clocks were moved ahead.
The schedule of cars was not
changed in the least by the change
in time, officials of the traction com
Eliminates "Summer Time."
The change in time eliminates
what Forecaster Welsh of the
weather bureau terms "summer
time" and leaves only central stand
ard time, eastern time and sun time
(Contlnned on Page Seven, Coining Two.)
Four Injured in Two Auto
Accidents at Superior
Superior, Neb., Oct. 25. (Special
Telegram.) Percy Korb of Lincoln
had his leg broken and his com
panion, L. Martin, had his shoulder
dislocated when their car turned
turtle on the Nebraska Federal road
between Nelson and this city.
Art Sewall's car ran down Mrs.
Tom Allison on Fifth street She
is seriously injured and her hus
band, who was also knocked down,
escaped with slight bruises.
Linotype Head Dies
London, Oct. 25. Sir Joseph
Lawrence, chairman of the Inter
national Linotype company, Ltd.,
and a director of the Mergenthaler
Linotype company of New York,
died suddenly yesterdaj
START BEE'S FUND
TO GIVE SHOES TO
Charitable Readers Last Year
Provided Over $1,200 to
The Bee will again this year con
tinue its Free Shoe Fund that last
year, by the help of charitable read
ers of this paper, raised and spent
over $1,200 for poor shoeless school
children whose unfortunate parents
could not buy them suitable foot
wear and who otherwise might have
had to drop out of school.
The money raised for The Bee's
Free Shoe Fund, like that of The
Bee's Free Milk and Ice Fund, is all
used for buying the articles to be
furnished and not one cent for ad
The work is done in co-operation
with a committee of school teachers,
and the shoes are bought only on
order signed by the principal and
teacher of the scttool which the child
attends, certifying that it is a worthy
The children of both public and
parochial schools (below high school
grades) are taken care of from this
The first nip of winter is already
here, and the need of shoes for the
shoeless will be pressing. Your con
tribution will be acknowledged in
Valued at Sum of
Nearly a Million
Mineola, N. Y., Oct. 25. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt left an estate
valued at $810,607, according to af
fidavits filed here with Transfer Tax
Appraiser Gehrig, by executors of
After approximately $34,000 has
been deducted for funeral expenses,
counsel fees and debts, the entire
estate will go to the widow of the
former president in trust to be dis
tributed among their children in any
proportion she may determine.
A trust fund of $60,000 .given to
Col. Roosevelt by his father to be
used by Mrs. Roosevelt during her
life will revert to her children after
Sagamore Hill, the Roosevelt es
tate at Oyster Bay, where the colo
nel died last January, is appraised
at $180,500. The estate also in
cludes corporate bonds valued at ap
proximately $394,000, the largest of
which is $30,000 worth of first Lib
erty loan bonds. The bonds also
include a $1,000 subscription to the
Canadian victory loan and a $3,000
republic of Mexico bond which is
listed as worthless. Stocks owned
by the former president are valued
at approximately $184,000.
Royalties to be derived from pti
lications of the colonel's books were
estimated at $7,000, while a value of
$21,537 was placed on his libraries.
One of the smallest items is one
of $285 which represents the value
of jewelry owned by the former
Included in the list of appraisals
are gifts from various foreign digni
taries, trophies of the colonel's
hunting expeditions and various
paintings, including one given, him
by tht lata Popt Leo XIII.
SHOT IN BATTLE
Fusillade Greets Patrolman
Samardick Detailed to Meet
Man Who Admitted
Patrolman Robert P. Samardick
was shot in the left arm last night
by an auto thief at the end of the
street car line in Benson in a re
volver duel. His assailant es
caped. Officer Samardick fired at the
fleeing thief from his knees, where
he fell after being shot, and believes
he wounded him. The man stag
gered and jumped into the air after
apparenlly having been hit Six
shots were exchanged between the
officer and the auto thief.
An automobile was stolen from
the Day & Mayne real estate and
loan firm, which has offices at 505
Keeline building and at 34 Pearl
street, Council Bluffs, the afternoon
of September 3ft at Seventeenth and
Asks Reward Offer.
Last Tuesday the firm received
a note-which' said:
"Gentlemen: If you want your
car back insert the following ad in
the local papers: "'If the party
that took our car will return same
we will give a reward of dol
lars. No questions.'"
The thief left the amount of the
reward blank so that he would be
notified how much he was to re
ceive for the car. . 1
Thursday and Friday of this week
(Continued on Pg- Seven, Column Tour.)
Steel Strike Organizer
Says Effort Is Being
Made to "Frame Him"
New York. Oct. 25. Charges that
he had "positive proof" that an et
fort was being made to "frame him"
were made by William Z. Foster,
secretary for the national committee
for organizing iron and steel work
ers, at a mass meeting of the Cen
tral Federated union in Cooper
union, called in sympathy with the
"I make this statement now," said
Mr. Foster, "so that if dynamite is
later found in my possession you will
know that it has been placed there
by detectives who are following me
at every step." i
Describing the strike situation, he
"Women and children are actually
starving in the strike district. But
notwithstanding the intense suffer
ing they tell me they will remain out
until the fight is won.
"If we lose we will lose with honor
and be able to come back and strike
again and again until we do win."
Hisses greeted every mention of
E. H. Gary, directing head of the
United States Steel corporation.
Resolutions were adopted pledging
"moral and financial" support to the
strikers. Mr. Foster ignored cries
from the floor for a "general s trike,"
IS GIVEN BY
With Support of Entire Cabi
net, He Calls Upon Both
Union Officers and Members
to Rescind Strike Order. -
PROMISES TO PROTECT
INTERESTS OF NATION
Characterizes Walkout Called
for November 1 as Proposal
to Restrict Production and
Distribution of Necessities.
Washington, Oct. 25. Holding
the impending coal strike to be not
only unjustifiable but also unlawful,
President Wilson, in a statement is
sued tonight with the support of his
entire cabinet, called on the coal
miners of the nation, both union of
ficers and members, to rescind the
strike order effective November 1.
The president declined to enter
into the merits of the controversy
between the miners afid opentors,
but emphatically declared that the
strike, which he characterized as the
most far reaching proposal in the
nation's history to restrict produc
tion and distribution of all neces
saries of life, had apparently been
ordered without a vote of the in
dividual miners concerned. For this
reason the president served definite
notice "that the law will be enforced
and the means will be found to pro
tect the interests of the nation in
any emergency that may arise out of
this unhappy business."
The president's statement was Is
sued after his cabinet had gone over
"the entire situation with Secretary
Wilson of the labor department
whose efforts to bring miners and
operators toeether in negotiations
had failed. The cabinet, with only
Secretary Lansing detained at his
home by illness, missing, met first
in the morning and again 'tonight.
Rear Admiral Grayson, the presi
dent's personal physician, was sum
moned to the evening session. Ap
parently he agreed to the submis
sion of the matter ,to his patient,
for soon afterward the cabinet meet
ing broke up and the president's
statement was issued.
' The president reviewed the steps
leading up to the strike call, includ
ing the Cleveland convention of the
United Mine Workers of America
one month aeo, at which the de
mands for a 30-hour week and a 60
per cent increase in wages were for
mulated. The war in itself, the
president asserted, was still a fact,
peace negotiations still in suspen
sion and troops still being trans
ported. Because of these factors
and the added consideration ' that
victims of the strike would be
among both the rich and the poor
of the nation, the president said the
proposed walkout could only be
considered as unlawful and as the
nation's executive entrusted with en
forcement of the Izw, he would use
the means at his disposal to prevent
any stoppage of work.
Again Offers Mediation.
The services of the government
as a mediator offered by the presi
dent through Secretary Vrilson but
not accepted were again held out.
the president declaring that he held
himself in readiness at the request
of either or both s;des to appoint a
commission to investigate the situ
ation to effect an orderly settlement
of disputed questions with due rec
ognition of the rights of the miners,
the operators and the public.
There was no direct intimation
of what steps the cabinet had dis
cussed to prevent stoppage of work
should the president's solemn warn
ing to the miners to rescind the
strike order fail of result. It was
regarded as significant, however,
that attention was drawn in White
House circles to the statements
made by Secretary Baker in a re
cent address in Cleveland, when Mr.
Baker announced that department
commanders had been directed to
furnish troops at the request of gov
ernors without referring the matter
to Washington. Major "General
Wood in the central department has
already exercised that authority in
the steel strike situation.
The president's statement follows!
"On September 23, .1919, the con
vention of the United Mine Work
ers of America, at Cleveland, O.,
adopted a proposal declaring that
all contracts in the bituminous field
shall be declared as having auto
matically expired November 1, 1919,
and making various demands, in
cluding a 60 per cent increase ' in
wages and the adoption of a six
hour workday and a five-day week
and providing that, in the event a
satisfactory wage agreement should
not be secured for the central com
petitive field before November 1,
1919, the national officials should be
authorized and instructed to call a
general strike of all bituminous
miners and mine workers through
out the United States, effective No
vember 1, 1919.
"Pursuant to these instructions
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