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New York, Nov. '3. The two
young sons of Alfred G. Vander-
ej.t, who lost his life it! the sinking:
r the Lusitania, are made the richer
$721,31? each, through the filing
in the deputy state comptroller's of-
nee 01 a supplement repari Dy jonn
J. Lyons, appraiser of the estate. The
report deals with the disposition of
part of a trust fund left to Mrs,
Margaret E. Vanderbilt, their moth
er, which reverted to the residuary
estate through herremarriage '
in June 1918, to Raymond T. Baker,
director of the mint.
Under the will of their father the
two boys, Alfred, 9, and George, 4,
divide $10,000,0000 on the death of
- their mother, in addition to the trust
fund. The t6tal estate valued at
$21,381, 400. !
' Wash
looking package, inscribed in Ger
man script, was delivered through
the mails at Attorney General Pal
mer's office. It aroused suspicion
and was turned over to the bureau
of investigation, where it was dis
covered that the package con
tained a bottle of liquid labeled
"boracic acid" on one side and bear
ing a German inscription oni the
other. Handled gingerly, the bVttle
was put in a safe plat until the
colorless contends could be an
The package was sent by parcel
post from New York, Officials are
inclined to think it was intended as
a joke.
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New York, Nov. 3. Denial that
prohibition is largely responsible
for increase of radicalism in this
country was made . by William H.
Andersqn, state superintendent of
the Anti-rSaloon league of New
York. Replying to charges made
by the association opposedto na-
"It is probably true that the real
leaders in crimes and riot are total
abstainers, but such leaders are op
posed to prohibition because it cuts
off the available raw materials for
use in the furtherance of their plots.
There have been less crimes com-,
initted in prohibition states than in
wet states. The main centers of an
archistic activity 'have been in wet
New York, Nov. 3. The Actors'
Equity association, which won its
strike against Broadway's produc
ing managers, is going into the
booking office business. Elimination
of the theatrical broker by estab
lishment of an "employment
agency" was announced. Offices of
the association, ineluding the
"agency," will be established in
quarters leased in the heart of the.
theater district. -
New YorK"Nov."3. Mrs. Charles
H. Ebbets, wife of the president of
.t . T. , , ta" t ( I
tne tsrooKiyn .National league oasc
ball club, jvas refused a decree of
divorce by Supreme. Court Justice
Benedict in Brooklyn. ' Suggestion
was made. however, that she sue for
a separation and the justice indi
cated that she might be granted
then the allowance of $6,500 a year
which she would have received with
the granting of a divorce.
Vienna,, Nov. 3. Sharp clashes be
tween the. police and gangs of row
dies occurred yesterday in Vienna
as a result of numerous cases of
Jew-baiting. In a fight a dumber of
heads were broken. v
For several Sundays past youn?
roughs have taken stations on
bridges and insulted or manhandled
Jews in orthodox garb. Sometimes
the Jews were accompanied by a
body guard of young Jews, in" whi?h
cases fights were frequent. Sunday
the situation became such that the
police had to intervene. . .
New Orleans, La., Nov. 1 Drug
gists were urged not to despense
whisky in prescription by A'bert D
Parker 6f New Orleans, president of
the National Wholesale Druggists'
association, in his anuual address at
the 45th yearly convention of the
. association. "
"We must discourage in every way
possible the dispensing of whisky i:i
pharmacies," said Mr. Parker. Re
fering to' reports that liquor dealers
in various sections ' of the country
were planning to go into partner
ship with druggists' and sell their
stores of whisky in ' prescriptions,
Mr. Parker said "that is the very
thing, we are going to try to stop."
New York, Nov. 3. The United
Statesgovernment has opened a
bar brass foot rail and everything
in thf custom house to instruct
federal agents in saloon ethics.
This is part Of the school for pro
hibition enforcement in New York.
Rye, Scotch and "third rail" whis
kies adorn the "mahogany," togeth
er with 2.75 per cent beer and "light
wines." Appearance of "customers"
who have partaken of drinks strong
er than the law allows is demon
strated and ways and means of get
ting liquor with a "kick" in it are
How. to approach the bartender
also is taught
Dallas, Tex., Nov. 3, Using chlo
rofromto overcome their victim,
'thieves '.Sunday night entered the
J room of Mrs. M. E. Salter of Water
' loo, la., at a local hotel, and took
from her fingers ' rings valued at
$1,000. .
Portland. Ore.; Nov. 3. Rev.
Father William Cronin, pastor of
AH Saints Catholic church here, was
taken to a , hospital suffering from
serious injuries early today, follow
ing a half hour's fight, with two
armed burglars at his home.
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Senate Leaders' Attempt in
Vain to Fix. "Definite Date
"For Roll -Call on Resolution
Ratifying Measure. ,
Republican Leader Declares
t Treaty Will Be in "Grave
' Danger" if its Friends Carry
Out Administration Program.
Washington, Nov. 3. Further in
dications that the peace treaty fight
may lead to a continuing deadlock
developed today .while the senate
leaders were trying in vain to fix
a definite date for a roll call on
Administration senators, suggest
ing that the final vote be taken this
week, indicated a purpose to defeat
ratification by combining with the
treaty's irreconcilable opponents
should the reservations adopted by
the -foreign relaVjoAis committee be
written- into the ratification resolu
tion. Whether the administration
forces then could present an alter
nate resolution under ' senate rule's
was brought into question by the
republican leaders, who predicted
that even if such, a resolution got
consideration, -it-, too, 'would be
voted down.
An hour of debate on the subject
got nowhere, andN the senate went
back to consideration of treaty
amendments? It may re4"h a vote
tomqrrow on that by Senator La
Follette, republican, Wisconsin, to
strike out the labor provisions and
then, unless some new plan is de
vised to hasten action, other amend
ments and a lonpr list of proposed
reservations will be taken up'undcr
the, tedious rule of unlimited debate.
The administration proposal for a
vote this week was presented by
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, the
democratic leader, after he had
blocked one by Republican Leader.
Lodge, calling for a final vote on
November 15. A "final vote on
that date," declared Mr. Hitchcock,
"would mean that the only ppor
tunity for a showdown on ratifica
tion must come on a resolution
drwn up byj the treaty's enemie3
and containing reservation unac
ceptable to the administration sen
ators." V '
Mr. Lodge in turn blocked the
administration program, which
would have provided for a vote
Thursday on the committee resolu
tion with its reservations and would
have left Friday and Saturday for
consideration of " any compromise
resolutions agreed on by the demo
crats and the "mild reservation"
republicans. To open the" way for
such a move after a ratification
vote had been taken would mean
upsetting senate rules entirely. Mr.
iJodge declared, adding that if the
treaty's friends voted against ratifi
cation with the committee Reserva
tions they would place the treaty
"in grave danger." i j
ijfo Precedent to' Follow
Although Senator Hitchcock did
not .definitely annpunc an intention
to help vote, down the committee
resolution he argued that such a
course, followed by presentation of
a compromise measure, would' be
t , . r c i : it...
lOKicai ana iair. auuuuriuiK una
stand, Senator Pittman, Nevadad
another democratic member of the
committee, said he never would vote
for the treaty if the committee
reservations went in.
Senate parliamentarians said there
was no precedent to throw light on
the auestion of whether defeat of
Pthe committee resolution would be
a final rejection of the treaty-or
would leave the way open for of
fering other ratification proposals.
Late in the day Senators Lodge and
Hitchcock conferred with Vice
President Marshall on thu subject
and it was said a parliamentary bat
tle undoubtedly would develop
when" the ratification stage is
reached. ; '
Wife and Children Murdered;
; Throats Cut; Husband Held
Vancouver, Nov. 3. The wife aud
three sons, ranging in age from eight
months to seven years of Buta Sa
kata, a Japanese resident of Kitsil
atio, near here were found dead in
their beds with their throats cut.
Sakata, aged 40, is in jail on a
charge of murder.
TKe 'Bee's Free Shoe
A soldier at Ftfrt Crook, out of
his $30 a month sends $5 to buy
shoes for poor children. He sets a
splendid example to people who arc
earning much morq.
' If you could see the abject poverty
which reigns in the homes where
these little children of poor widows
live, you would help too.
Will you send a contribution?
Prrtonlj awknowlnlired $6n.M
VSoldler, Fort Crook S (Ml
W. IJbrman, Friend. Neb S.00
Total , SSI. 00
Money Rolls in on Opening
: Day pf Red Grofes RolFCall;
' Stage Stats Aid in-Drive
Small Subscriptions Expected to Run into Thousands of
Dollars Workers in all Sections of the City Report
They Are Courteously Received Downtown Booth
Collections Big More Articles Needed for Auction
The opening day of the Red Cross
membership drive was a complete
success, according to word from the
campaign headquarters, and sub
scriptions are expected to run into
the thousands of dollars. A com
plete tabulation of the amount raised
on the first day will not be avail
able until this morning.
None of the subscrptons yester
day were large, but those for $5,
$10 and even $25 and $30 were nu
merous. Captains, lieutenants and
workers reported that they were re
ceived courteously wherever they
went and that their appeals for funds
seldom, if ever, fell on deaf ears.
During the morning supplies were
hurried into the outlying districts
by members of the motor -corps and
long before noon the house-to-house
canvass was well under way. , In
the business districts the booths
were all occupied by enthusiastic
workers and during the forenoon
the dollars commenced to roll in.
Grain Exchange Busy.
One of the most fruitful fields
during the day was at the, Omaha
Grain Exchange, where members of
Company A canteen were on duty.
.Collections there reached $400 be
tornbon. At the Athletic club Company B
Canteen was on duty. The collec
tions were $100 during the first
hour's work.
Members of the Women's Social
service were on duty at the hut or.
the court house grounds. They did
not open business until 11 o'clock
and closed at 4, but receipts aggre
gated $118, a large portion of which
was dollar memberships. The draw
ing card at this booth during the
noon hour was Beverly JJayne, noted
film star.
Entertain South Side. '
To give the Red Cross Roll call a
boost Gus Edwards and three mem
bers of his troupe, now placing at
the Orpheum theater, will go to the
South Side this morning where at
10:30 in the Stock Exchange building
he will put on a special 'perform
ance. Following the South Side per
formance, Mr. Edwards and his as
sistants will return to Omaha and
from 12:15 to 1:15 they will enter
tain on the north side of the court
house, dividing honors with the auc
tion held at tHe same time, at, which
useful articles will be sold.
While the Red Cross Roll call
auction, held on the Farnam street
side of -the court house yesterday,
(Continued on Pcs Two, Column Six.)
American Girl Opens Campaign
For Unionist Seat in
v Plymouth, England.
- . ' . . '
Plymouth, Nov. 3. Lady Astor,
in her speech tonight on her adopt
tion as unionist candidate for Par
liament', said it was because she had
the mirth of the British Tommy
who could laugh while going over
the top, she was able to face the
tremendous responsibility of at
tempting to become the first woman
member of the House of Commons.
"I realize th'at it depends on how
I behave' myself there," she added,
"whether other women will get in."
A moment later she said: "If
took the spirit of Drake and the
faith of the Pilgrim fathers to get
me here tonight."
LosesNo Time.
Lady Astor this afternoon dove
into the wharfside fish market in
an open carriage drawn by a team
of beautiful horses with bridles dec
orated with red, white and blue ro
settes. A battery of press photographers,
a swarm of children from the ad
jacent slum district and dock labor
ers and market workers immediately
massed about the carriage. Smiling
toward the photographers, Lady
Astor asked "Why can't you let us
have our little election down here
in Devonshire?"
Then turning to the crowd she
exclaimed: "Aren't these foreigners
awful persons.'This elicted much
Lady Astor then stood in her car
riage and made a brief talk, ex
changed repartee with the crowd and
answered the hecklers, generally si
lencing them with a. few barbed
words, but with all evidences of good
Some of her shafts were: "I think
you all know who is the working
man's friend."
"If some people had what we have
they Vould not be down here both
ering for votes."
"You should go down on you
knees and thank God you've go.
some one honest to represent you."
"I like people's children to be
treated as I treat my own."
"But for the fact that there are
women, none of you would ,be here."
She concluded jby asking "How
many are going to vote for me? S
Hold un your bands."
The men, women and children, al
most without exception, extended
their hands. Then one of the pho
tographers asked her to pose aboard
a fishiiig schooner moored a few
yards away.
"I am not a movie actress,"j she
protested. Nevertheless she" de
scended from the carriage ; and
walked across the slimy pavement of
the fish mart and stepped nimbly
aboard the boat, assisted by a po
liceman and a fisherman.
-Several Pictures Taken.
Several pictures were taken. Then
the grizzled captain of the boat was
posed beside Lady Astor by the
photographer and the candidate im
proved the opportunity while the
cameras were clicking by asking the
captain? "Will you vote for me"
He readily nodded assent. V
"Cross your heart," insisted Lady
Astor, and the sailor complied.
The labor candidate, W. T. Gay,
and his liberal opponent, Isaac Foot,
have indicated that Lady Astor's
American birth, the possession of
wealth, the fact that she is a woman
and her attitude 'regarding prohibi
tion are points upon which her can
didacy will be attacked.
Six Negroes Will Be Electro
cuted for Race Riot Killings
Near Helena, Ark.
Helena, Ark., Nov. 3. Rapid
progress marked the trials of cases
growing out of the recent race dis
turbances south of this city; 6ne rie-
gro being convicted of first degree
murder after eight minutes' delib
eration by a circuit court jury and
five others receiving a verdict of
guilty to a similar charge, all at the
same time, after the jurymen had
been out seven' minutes. The ver
dict means electrocution for the six
, In the first of the two cases tried,
that of Frank Hicks, several wit
nesses for 'the state testified they
sgw Hicks fire the shots the morn
ing of October 1, which resulted in
the death of Clinton Lee, an ex
soldier of this city. The defense
announced it had no witnesses, ar
gument was waived, the jury was.
instructed and in eight minutes a
verdict was returned, i
Defendants in the Vccmd case
were Frank Moore, Ed Hicks, J. E.
Knox, Paul HalPand Ed Coleman,
charged jointly with the murder of
Les. Witnesses for the state tes
tified that Moore, Knox and Hicks
acted as leaders, in the incident, ar
guments for a verdict of second de
gree murder were presented " by
counsel appointed for the defense,
instructions were given the jury and
a verdict of first degree murder was
returned in seven minutes. v
Indictments have been brought
against 122 persons, mostly negroes,
as a result of the disorders.
Salt Shortage In France
Paris, Nov. 3. Salt has been
added to the list of commodities
lacking in France.
Federal Trade Commission
Investigates Complaints of
Alleged Combine and "Un
fair" Methods in Midwest. -
Independent Buyers Charged
With Profiteering Busi
ness Is "Eating Itself Up,"
Says J. F. Stout of Omaha.
William B. Colver, member of the
federal trade commission, and ,M.
M. Flannery, attorney for the com
mission, yesterday met at the Hotel
Fontenelle nearly 100 representative
creamery men, who came to Omaha
from IS states to discuss their
business methods and. to furnish the
commission with information ' for
future use.
"We have received complaints of
alleged ' unfair business practices
and we decided to come out here
and meet with the creamery men,"
said Mr. Colver. ""These men came
upon our invitation and we dis
cussed ' various matters of impor
tance to this industry. The meeting
was in the nature of a conference.
After going over the ground as, we
did, if there js any creamery man
who beTTeves that his interests are
being affected by unfair practices,
he may file a formal complaint with
the commission.
Charge Unfair Prices.
One of the complaints was that
the large creamery concerns have
been driving the small local cream
eries out of business by establishing
creamery stations in competition
with the local plants. It was cited
that these large concerns are paying
as much for butter fat at points re
moved from theifk plants as the local
creameries are paying.
G. W. Street, for the David Cole
company, asserted that his company '
is paying Omaha prices out in the
state because the small companies
pay Omaha prices at their points,
and he gave the impression that
when one raises the price for butter
Kat to the farmer, the other meets
the raise. It appeared that there is
strong competition to obtain the
butter fat. '
Charge Profiteering.
The operation of independent
buyers was scored as being, profi
teering and tending to increase the
spread of cost between producer and
consumer. i
x "We know that the creamery bus
iness is eating itself up by these un
fair practices," was a statement by
John F. Stout of Omaha, represent
ing the Harding Creamery comply-
J J , .
. lhe conference decided mat a o
cent commission should be the max
imum paid to hose . who maintain
the creamery stations in small
towns. ' ,
'Oppose Omaha Prices.
"It is a question of competition,"
declared E. T. Rector, vice president
of the Fairmont Creamery com
pany. Attorney Frank Dojzell of Fre
mont, representing the Farmers'
Centralized Creamery company, ob
jected to the Omaha concerns pay
ing the Omaha market price tor but
ter fat at pbipts in the Fremont ter-
Exposition Drive Passes . . "
$800,000 Mark and Board
Pledges Half of Remainder
Worker in Campaign Guests of Advertising-Selling
.. League and Hear "Pep!.' Talks to Urge Them For
ward in Last Lap of Drive Plan to Reach Quota
Before Banquet Thursday Night,
Members of the Ak-Sar-Bea
board of govenors and workers in
the Ak-Sar-Ben $1,000,000 drive for
exposition funds, were entertained
at the Hotel Fontenelle last night
by the Avertising-Sellngeague of
Omaha. The dinner, which was en
livened by cabaret features, and the
lUeeting which followed, were the
most enthusiastic held snice the
dri started eight days ago.
Guy Cramer, manager of the drive,
announced that the fund had reached
$810,000 last night. "
E. Buckingham, chairman of the
board of governors, announced' that
the board would raise $100,000 of the
remaining amount if the workers
would volunteerto raise the re
mainder. Talk of "Pep." .
"We will," shouted the men, and
Mr. Buckingham was satisfied. He
told of a $5,000 subscription to the
fund from "Uncle" Ben F. Smith,
a former well known resident "of
Omaha, now living in Glencoe, Me.
He urged the workers to try sev
eral times before giving up a pros
pective contributor, and told of visit
ing -a concern 13 times before he
succeeded in getting a subscription.
Albert E. Braham, western dis
trict manager of the Calumet, Bak
ing Powder company, delivered a
rousing talk on "pep." He produced
a dilapidated sheet of music which
had "been the official Ak-Sar-Ben
march 20 years-ago. His sister in
England ihad sent it to him, he
said, with a joking letter calling his
attention to the cover, -which bore
the picture of JCink Ak and' the
knights of Ak-Sar-Ben. .
"She wanted to know how it hap
pened that we had royalty in the
land of freedom I had been writing
her about," said Mr. Braham, "but
the point of the thing is that even
in its youngest days Ak-Sar-Bea's
fame had spread. It is .now world
wide. Look to Future. ' v .
"Think what the proposed exposi
tion will become in the next 20
years," continued Mr. Braham. "You
men who "are raising funds for the
permanent exposition are selling
stock in the biggest thing in the
world today." '
Mr. Braham closed wifh a poem
of his own composition which
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The vOm aha Bee
Finished Way
in the Lead
on the tptal volume of
Food Advertising"
during the Retail Grocers -Pure . - .
Food Show last week "
f Here's the score for the seven days Oc
tober 26th to November 1st, inclusive v
BEE . News World-Herald
1819 InS. 1252 Ins H69lns..
and, to oV do n't fo rget this was the
largest food show ever held in Omaha
To reach the housewives of Omaha
' you must use
Charges of Willful Negligence
Of Men Constructing Camp
Sherman Hospital Made.
Camp Sherman, O., Nov. 3.
Charges that wilful negligence on
the part of steam fitter employed
in the construction bfj)ase hospifal
at Camp Sherman resulted in ex
posure for weeks to the zero weath
er prevalent in October and all of
November, 1917, of sick soldiers
confined there, were among the dis
closures made before the congres
sional subcommittee ' by Joseph
Poole, Chillicothe contractor, late
today. This evidence will be fol
lowed up to fix the responsibility for
the suffering of the men, according
to Chairman John C. McKensie and
Chief Examiner vRoscoe C. MtCul
loch of the committee
y While sick soldiers were pinched
and actually blue' to their finger
tips with the bitter cold, steam fit-
ters supposedly equipping the hos
pital wards with steam heat were
gambling and warming themselves
over their i gasoline torches, Poole
told the committee. He asserted
that the weather was socold the
nurses wore their furs when they
tended the sick and the doctors
wore their sheepskin fined coats and
the patients had no heat whatever.
Poolerho was employed Dy the
A .Bentley and Sons company of
Toledo, as a carpenter" foreman at
the base hospital, characterized the
attitude of the steam fitters as "dis
loyal" and as the "worst" he had
ever seen. A
' Games ' of chance were worked
among the men, the witness declared.
Two' or. three days every week
somebody would come andhave the
men buy chances on automobiles,
wrist watches' and other things, he
said. I
, "That was a graft worked by
somebody," he declared.
Arguments Heard
On Appeal in Neal
And Katelman Case
Lincoln, Nov, 3. (Special.) At
torney A. S. Ritchie and Judge Ben
Baker of Omaha, the former repre
senting "Red" Neal and the latter
Morris Katelman, argued before the
supreme court an appeal from the
district court of Douglas county
which had sentenced the two men to
terms inthe penitentiary for auto
mobile stealing.
They were convicted, with Will
iam McKenna and L. C. Jones,, re
cently recommended ior parole, for
complicity in a series of automobile
thefts, the latter turning state's evU
dence against Ncal and Katelman.
The contention was made that
McKenna and Jones , had been' of
fered immunity, if they would give
testimony which would convict Neal
and Katelman. County Attorney
Shotwell denied that immunity was
promised the men and charged that
all were equally-- guilty in a con
spiracy to steal cars. '
Four Cases Bubonic Plague
Reported in New Orleans
New Orleans, Nov. '3. Foar cases
of bubonic plague, two of which
resulted in deaths, were reported
last week in New Orleans, according
to announcement by Dr: Oscar
Dowling, president of the Louisiana
board of health. - ' .
Health officers of five southern
states and of the cities of Memphis.
Mobile, Shreveport and Baton
Kougejvere advised cf th$ situation
by Drri)owling.
A i
Today Omaha will decide whether
it will provide adequate school ac-4-reachine into 28 states, showed the
commodations fcjrMts children ttt 1 "ft breajcs jin,. the ranks, of organ
$5,000,000 ; BOND
Delegates to jCohstitutional
Convention Will Be Selected
; V By Male Voters.
ty will select 12 men from 31 can
didates for delegates to the con
stitutional convention.
It is election day. The polls will
open at 8 o'clock this morning and
that women will vote. Election
Commissioner Moorhead estimates
that 4,500 women . have registered
in the city for this election. This
big registration was brought out by
a -special campaign among , the
school teachers and" the mothers of
school children. It is believed that
the women voters will be the deci
sive factor in carrying the, schcol
bonds to success. , V
Little Interest Shown.. .
' Comparatively small interest in the
election is being shown by. the men
voters, although this big bond is
sue is up and 12 men are to be
elected to assist in the drafting of
, t. . ........
The school bonds are to be used
in erecting many new buildings and
making additions to old school
houses. So rapid has been the
growth of the city that the school
equipment has proved entirely in
adequate and in many parts of the
city the children can go to schcrf un4.ii wf toi lt "
onlv.half a day, the rest of the
children going to school the other
half of the day. v . '
These bonds must be voted, school
authorities say, unless the whole
public school system of the1 ci,ty is
to be crippled seriousy.
The other issue to be voted on
today is $100,000 honds. to aid in
construction of a new 'city police
station and jail. The total cost of
this building according to plans will
be about $175,000.
Women can vote on these bond
propositions, but cannot vote for
constitutional convention delegates.
Discusses Election Issues. .
F. A. Brogan, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee of the Chamber
of Commerce, advised menjbers of
the Good Fellowship club to choose
candidates, to the constitutional
state convention withs great care,
during a short talk' at the chamber
"We want a liberal constitution,
without fads," he said. "The Cham
ber of Commerce is not in politics
and has recommended no Special
group of men for election." .
Five States, to Elect
Governors; 2 to Vote
On Prohibition Issue
New York, Nov. 3. Gubernatori
al elections will be held in five
states Tuesday Kentucky,. Mary
land, Massachusetts, Mississippi,
and New Jersey. '
Ohio votes on ..two referendum
and two amendments the former
relating to legislative ratification of
the federal prohibition amendment
and the prohibition enforcement aot
passed by .the last legislature and th?
latter a definition of 2.75 as nonintox
icating liquor and repeal of consti
tutional statewide prohibition.
Kentucky also votes on statewide
prohibition. '
Illinois andv Nebraska elect dele
gates to constitutional convention,
while Texas passes on, a call for 4
similar convention and six constitu
tional amendments.
Washington Hears of Many'
Defections From Ranks of
Strikers and Is Hopeful of
Betterment in Situation.
Only Fear. Deters Them, Re
cording to Confidential 'Ad-
vices to Department of Jus-.
tice Operators' Statement.:
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Washington, Nov. - 3. Official -Washington
was firm- in the belief
tonight that the end (of the coal
strike was near, .! " -
There was nothing definite or
tangible in the way of actual devel
opments to justify this hopeful view
of the situation, buteverywhere the
feeliog prevailed 'that . influences
were being brought to bear to have
the strikers, numbering more than
400.000. return to work. ; . .
Confidential reports'io the , De
partment of Justice from its agents
in the coal field's were said tp show
many defections from the ranks of
the strikers. Some of the reports
said that large numbers. ' of idle
miners had declared they wanted to
return to work, but were afraid.
. Protection Promised.
In this connection omcjalseiter-.'
ated that adequate protection would
be given. There was no specific
statement as to how this would be
provided, but it was 'explained that
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iruops wuuia uc avaiiauie at ine can
of any governor who believed, it
necessary to preserve order or pro-'
tect workers.
Scattered, reports from the fields,
Colorado. Advices to Washmffton
headquarters of tht operators said
that all non-union mines were work
ing to full capacity and turning out
considerably more coal than on Sat-
J c r . , . . t .
remain open until 8 o'clock tonight. I "Cy,-T a
- " - M nnrtc caiH That it m nn man ntrt iron
A feature of the election will bel f. . . "V" .7": " v" 6. j
to work in non-union mines and
that there was gfowing sentiment
that the men themselves should
have- had the right tovote on the
ctri'lfA Kfrr it toe rr A rmA
, Public Opinion Factor.
i nis lniormaiion to a large ex
tent was in line with that receive"t!
by the government.' especially as
to defections.. Officials said the
strikers realized 'public sentiment
was' against them and some labor
leaders also were taking this view.
Attorney General Palmer, han
dling the main end of the 1 govern
ment's case. went, to Pennsylvania
tonight feeling, it was said, that the
crisis might be over before Satur
day, the day on which the tempor
ary ipjunction restraining officers
of the miners organization from ac
tivity was made returnable. Asked
what the government would do
that day, an official said: "s '
We will not cross that bridge
The fact that no disorder was re
ported anywhere by Department of
Justice agents was taken as a good
sign . thaL conditions ' were hopeful
and that ttte miners realized it was
a time for sober judgment and ac-
li'nn C...A I :
.jevemi miners , mceiings
were scnedulen for tonight in the
coal fields and ttwas thought here
fnat these might have an important
bearing on the general situation.
Chicago, "Nov. v 3.-T6day, the
first test day in the nation-wide '
strike, of, bituminous coal miners,
passed with out a break of any con
sequence in. the general cessation
of production, despite the inactiv
ity of the leaders of, the United Mine
Workers of America because of the
government's restrainng order.
During the day there was a fur
ther movement of troops into affect-
(Contlnurd on Page TVs, Column four.
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Compromise' Plan
" To EncLCoal Strike
Cleveland, Nov. 4 'Niat tiie Unit
ed States government witlrdnw it
federal injunction against the, coal ,
strike leaders at once and the min
ers return to work under a guaran -tee
of a wage increase of IS to 2!
per cent effective November 1, of
upon their return tq work, are pro
posed In a plan of . compromise by
A. L. Faulkner, federal commis-"
stoner of conciliation."
Mr. Faulkner further proposes
. "Operators be permitted to add
the increased wage cost to the war-'
time fixed price of coat
"A board of arbitrationKone mem
ber representing the miners, one the
operators and a third to be a neu-"
tral member selected bv the first two
or appointed by the president be "
named to determine just wages,
hours and yearly contracts.
"The report of ' the arbitration t
board be made public ahd effective '
prior to April 1, 1920, at the expira
tion, of the period during which the
miners receive the 15 or 20 per cent
merease over their present waa
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