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Chicago, Nov. 5. A Chicago hotel
owner announced 'that the October
receipts for a cafe and a grill room
- were $162; 000 as compared to $147,
; 000 for June, the last month before
, wartime prohibition went into ef
- feet He said he believed that the
prohibition bugaboo had been over
; played. - -
MAKE GOOD HAUL. '.
' Peoria HI.7N0V. 5. Fivs automo
bile bandits alout noon robbed tha
Farmers and Mechanics State bank
S in Averyville. a suburb of Peoria, of
between $20,000 and $25,000 and es
f caped. The men were . , young and
11 of foreign appearance.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 5. Two
armed, unmasked roboers. entered
thc Peoples State bank shortly after
noon, "forced R. E. Pope, cashier, and
fo. F, ' Clark,' assistant cashier, to
throw up their hands and lead the
bandits into the vault, from whicn
they took $5,000 in cash and se
curities. , '
Helena, Mont., Nov. 5. Charles
Steven, a tnessenger for the Union
Bank & Trust Co. of Helena, was
k sandbagged early this afternoon and
robbed of a package containing cur
rency which was reported at $50,000.
He was found half an hour after the
s robbery in a shed in the business
section of the city, unconscious and
bound and gagged.
1 TINY RAY OF LIGHT x
! PENETRATES GLOOM.
, New York, Nov. 5. A rumor from
Washington that the president has
assured the French government that
. he "would do everything possible"
to lift the wartime prohibition ban
lent a bright ray to an otherwise
N i gloomy world of the liquor dealers
hete. According to the story, France
-"aslfsd President Wilson "what to ex-
. pect in connection with its . cham
pagne trade, paying that it had vast
stores of champagne piling up in cel
lars at Epernay and Rheims await
ing shipment to America. It was tn
answer to this-query, so the rumor
runs, that the president stated that
something would be done. .
PROHIBITION HUMBLES .
HAUGHTY HOTEL CLERK.
New York; Nov. 5. Prohibition
enforcement has humbled the -haughty
hotel clerk in New York. A week
- ago he told out-of-towners with his
loftiest and most distant air that
there were uo accommodations left
for the night. Now he all but goes
I into the street hunting for prospec
J tive guests. Hall rooms, rooms and
baths, and whole suites have been
available for the last four nights, ho
1 tel proprietors announted-x-"because
of prohibition." .
"AINT" "YEP" AND "YAH1' : 1
TABOO FOR A ffEEK.
' Aberdeen. S, D., Nov. 5. The
Aberdeeu High school is observing
"Good English" week, during which
any high school pupil using such
' expressions as "ain't," "I'll tell-thc
world." "Good night!" "uh huh,
"v'ep," -"yah." and about ' S dozen
other expressions will be taken be
"' fore a body, of pupils and properly
PASTER SPENT $5,000
ON DREAM'S SAYSO.
Palerson, N. J.', Nov. 5. Fred
erick. Loehrs. pastor of the Congre
gation ior the Enlightenment of
Soul Spirit, pYobably never again
will give, his note for $5,000 toward
purchase of buried -treasure on a
Newi Jersey farm. Hetestified in
court that he had Been "inveigled
into" giving his note for an Oak
land tract after he had been' ''inter
ested in a dream in which a negro
woman- appeared and explained that
more than $2,000,000 worth of-.jew-
elry and gold lay buried" there. No
jewelry or gold was ever dug up.
ARMY'S SANtTcLAUS "
TRANSPORT, IS LOADING. -
New York, Novf 5. The army's
'Santa Claus" transport Mercia be
gan taking on its Knights of Colum
bus Christmas cargo for American
troops in Siberia. In addition to
great quantities of flour and grease
, For doughnuts, there are 19,000,000
cigarets, candy, chocolate, cake,
crackers, bouillon cubes, woolen
mufflers, mittens and tooth paste.
Two dozen foot balls tor games uc
BEE WANT ADS WILL HELP YOU TO .THE JOB YOU SEEK OR TO THE MAN FOR THE JOB
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Grave Picture Drawn by Na
tional Speakers of Menace of
Anarchists to Country Ed
ucation the Remedy.
all previous records
Congressman Fess.. and Dr.
Burton, President of Univer
sity ; of Michigan, Discuss
Issues Facing U. S. Today. 1
Two men of national fame, one a
president of a great university and
the other a congressman, drew grave
pictures of present conditions in the
United States "and the possible re
sults of these conditions in the com
ing months at the meeting of the
Nebraska Teachers' association in
the Auditorium last night. -' '
One of these men was Dr. M. L.
Burton, president of the University
of Michigan. The other was Simon
D. Fess, congressman from Ohio.
"We face the most gigantic and
portentous problems today," said
President Burton. "A great steel
strike is going on. A great ,coa1
strike is in progress. We are told
that if congress doesn't pass the
Plumb bill 2.000,000 railway men
may strike. In many cities there
are outbreaks of violence and con
'empt for law and orrfer. .
Crisis Is Near.
"If enough of these crises should
come together sthe hour may strike
when American boys in United
States uniforms will have to demon strate
that the power of the federal
government, must atfd shall be re
spected and preserved...
"There is no use in being opti
mistic t and supinely saying that
everything will come all right. I
anr,..npt, pessimist.- J am, jtiu the"
present state of affairs, like the op
timist who fell from a 20-story build
ing, and as he shot past the tenth
story he said, 'I'm all right so far.'
- "Many people seem to 'think that
when the senate shall have ratified
the peace treaty our troubles will
be over. But- they will only have
commenced then. We 'shall then be
part of a big going concern taking
lems of the world will be our prob
Must Educate People.
"The demand of this great democ
racy of which we are a partis that
we use our powers of thiifking, that
we cultivate and instill into our
pupils plain commonsense, that we
cultivate a generation which shall be
independent but sane, tolerant but
possessed of convictions for
which it will fight or die, intelligent
but not supinely acquiescent in any
thing that anybody may suggest.
"We must recognize today that
grievances exist. The government
should, at public expense, make a
thorough investigation into griev
ances and then let sane citizenship
decide on a sane, commonsense
adjustment of them"
Congressman Fess Talks.
Congressman Fess, in his speech
last evening declared that the Plumb
filan of oneratLncp the railroads is
tween Americans, Russian, Japanesed the first step toward sovietizing the
Teachers Show Interest
In Election of Officers
' Balloting - for
. Great interest, but little bitterness,
jver election of officers is apparent
, ;mong teachers attending the Ne-
'iraska state meeting in Omaha.
(iupt. C. Ray Gates of Columbus,
present vice president of the asso
ciation, is strongly mentioned as a"
candidate. He was the first to an
nounce his candidacy or office. ,
Mr.; Gates fs - a graduate of the
University of Nebraska and has
served on the constitutional commit
'ee for the state association, ,
Another name heard frequently at
the Rome hotel Wednesday after
noon was J, E. Dbremus' of Aurqra,
lormerly superintendent at Auburn.
He has been an active worker in the
-association for many years.
Southeastern Nebraska teachers
declared that A. J. Stoddard oW
Beatrice will be nominated for the
presidency and some women talk of
supporting Miss Margaret Mc
Cutcheon of Central City.
Each teacher who registers casts
a nominating Ballot. The five names
leceiving highest votes . are declared
the nominees. 1 -, ; -
Thursday, November 27,
Named Thanksgiving Day
President Wilson in Proclamation Says People Should
Reconsecrate Themselves to Principles -of Right
Which Triumphed in World War. v
Washington, No. 5. President
Wilson today set aside Thursday,
November 27, as Thanksgiving day
in a proclamation which said the
country looked forward "with con
fidence to the dawn of an era where
the sacrifices , of the nations , will
find recompense in a ' wfirld at
peace." . , '
. The ' proclamation follows: r
I he season of the year has again
. . i .L . 3 I- .t -
"During the past year we have had
much to make us grateful. ? In sptle
ofvthe confusion in our economic
life resulting from the war, we have
prospered. Our harvests have been
plentiful and of our abundance we
have been able to render' succor' to
less favored nations. Our. democ
racy remains unshaken in a world
arrived when the people - of.theJ tgni .jvith jpolitical,. andsocit,in-f' The -ivt
IWfteStJsTaccusmed'A tdrest Out traditional ideals are still "The p
our guides in the path of progress
unite in giving thanks to Almighty
God for the blessings which he has
conferred upon our country during
the 12 months that have passed. A
year ago our people poured out their
hearts in praise and ' thanksgiving
that through divine aid the right
was victorious and peace had come
to the nations which had so cour-
mrttt ri ( flio ,,rf1rl fttA tVi -rvl, I j Tri . if .1 .
i.. ...u " -" numan UDeriy ana justice. iow tnar
and Chinese soldiers are ineluded in
. the shipment. '
LOWERS SPEED RECORD.-
New York, Nov. 5. The steam
ship speed record between Jackson
ville and New York has been low
ered two hours by use of the gyro
scope - compass. The inventor,
Emil A. Sperry of the United States
naval consulting "board, expects that
it will reduce the time, of transat
lantic runs, four hours when in gen
eral use on liners.
v TAMMANY LEADER
- INTERVIEWS HIMSELF. .
New York. Nov. 5. Charles F.
Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall,
interviewed himself today just as
newspaper men entered his office to
observe his emotions -the (lay after
an election, in which Tammany went
down to defeat. Anticipating ques
tions, Murphy quickly said: v
"Am I going?" ; t
"No, I'm not.
SAYS ALL GIRLS SOON
WILL WEAR TROUSERS.
New York, Nov. 5. Dressed in
pantaloons of - the knickerbockcr
variety, made of black satin caught
at the knees and trimmed with gold
brocade, Miss A. Sheer returned to
the United States on the Nieuw
Miss Sheer said that women Jiere
would soon be wearing trousers and
that there was nothing startling in
"NO BEER, NO WINE,
SO WE GO HOME."
Chicago, Nov. 5. John Pacione,
spokesman for 3v Italian coal miners
, Irom loluca, in., wno- toaay ap
olied to the internal revenue collec
tor for passports to return their
native land, when asked why they
were leaving the United States, re
"No beer, no wine, no work; go
railroads of the country and that it
The one great and ominous men
ace now to this country, he said,
is the present demand to negative
the force of the government and
With this tendency in the United
States, the government is ready to
proceed drastically, he decfared, to
see, once for all, whether the revo
lutionaries or the government shall
rule. . -
Says Anarchy Active.
I "Organized anarchy , is activcin
every center, he said. VI reason to
our institutions is heara upon an
hands. Imported doctrines are
preached with impunity in defiance
of order. City after city is witness
to insults to our flag, dishonor to
otir boys jn khaki and assaults upon
the constitution and our institutions
under it. ' '
The labor circles are the fertile
soil in which these foreign propa
ganda are sown. Nowhere is the
contest more bjcter than whhin la
bor prganizations where conserva
tive and rational precedure is torced
to give way to radical sovietism, and
syndicalism as well as anarchism
through the process of boring
within where the revolutionist has
now taken charge as is evidenced in
the steel strike and the threatened
coal strike. -
Gompers Loses Grip.,
"Conservative labor leadership has
made its fatal mistake "by first de
manding class legislation, which is
unamerican, and must ultimately
prove its undoing. . Congress under
stress exempted labor organizations
from prosecution for violation of
anti-trust laws in the belief that con
servative leadership like that of
Gompers would warrant such class
Today Gompers has -lost to the
revolutionist who claims the right of
exemption -from prosecution for his
violation of the same faw.
"This conservative leadership is
(CvBtiBiMd on l't Two, Colama One.)
the stern" task is ended and the
fruits of achievement are ours, we
look forward with confidence to
the dawn of an era where the sac
rifices of thenations will find re-v
compense in a world at peace.
Should be Reconsecrated.
"But to attain the consummation
of the great work to which the
American people devoted their
manhood and the vast resources of
give thanks to ' Ood, reconsecrate
themselves to these principles of
right which triumphed through His
merciful "goodness. Our gratitude
can find no more pressing expres
sion than to bulxvark with .loyalty
and patriotism those principles for
which the free peoples of the earth
fought and died. . "
---Fuller Sense of Duty.
, "These great hleisings, vouch
safed to us, forijvhich we devoutly
give 'thanks, should arouse us to a
fuller sense 6four duty to ourselves
and to mankind to see to. it hat
nothing we may do shall Inar the
completeness of the victory ' which
we helped to win." No selfish pur
pose animated us in becoming par
ticipants in the world war, and with"
a like spirit of unselfishness ' we
should strive to aid by our example
and by our co-operation in realizing
the enduring welfare of all peoples
and in bringing into being a world
ruled' by friendship and good will.
"Therefore, I,- Woodrow Wilson,
president of the United States-of
America", hereby designate Thursday,
., .vt.i f t I . r
their country they should, as theysl the 27th day of November, next, for
"observance as a day. of thanksgiving
and prayer DVv my ieuow country
men, inviting them to cease on that
day from their ordinary tasks and
to unite in their homes and in their
several places "of worship in ascrib
ing praise and thanksgiving to God,
the Author of all blessings and the
Master of our destinies."
Terms With Russia
Possible Along Lines
Outlined by Bullitt
London, i Nov. 5. Lieut. Col
Lestrang Malon, liberal member' of
Parliament, who recently returned
from Russia, said in the House or
Commons during a discussion "of
Russian affairs, that he had con
versed with the leaders of the soviet
government with regard to peace
on terms substantially the same as
those which William "C. Bullitt
stated some time- ago Nicolai Le
nine, the bolsheviki premier, had
made to Mr. Bullitt.
Mr. Bullitt, testifying before the
senate foreign relations committee
in Washington, said the peace pro
posal of Lenine embraced an armis
tice for two weeks, subject to ex
tension; raising of the economic
Iblockade; immediate withdrawal of
allied troops; no further military aid
for anti-soviet governments and rec
ognition of responsibility for Rus
sia's foreign ,debt.. v
Will want to keep
. -and. display the
Fine Large Photo
State Supreme Court
specially taken' for
reproduction in Ro
Next Sunday's Bee
' Edition Strictly Limited.
Baker Opposed to '
Washington, Nov, 5. Secretary
Baker disagreed witn the proposals
both for a separate department and
a commission, as the president was
so burdened with important policies
that he could - not supervise
aeronautical development. Should
a single agency be created, he said,
it should be appointed and con
trolled by a board consisting of cab
inet members whose departments
would be affected. '
Toledo Vftes to Oust i
Street Cars From Streets
Toledo, Nov. S. Voters at the
polls, voted to oust the street cars
from the streets. The proposal car
ried by a slight majority. The To
ledo Railway andLight company, a
subsidiary of the H. L. Doherty
company of New York, has been
operating the system for several
years without a franchise.
Recently street car fares were in
creased from 5 cents to 8 cents
and city authorities submitted the
ouster question to the Voters;
Treaty Effective Nov. 2 5
Paris, Nov. 5. The treaty of Ver
sailles and the peace settlement with
Germany will become effective, it is
asserted In well informed circles in
Paris, November 28. The signature
of the protocol and the exchange of
ratifications between Germany and
such allied and associated powers as
have then . ratified the treaty will
take place on that date, it is re
ported. Congratulates (Joolidge. '
Washington, Nov. 5. President
Wilson from his sickbed telegraphed
Governor Olvin Coolidge of Massa
chutes, comgratulating him on his
re-election, which the president said
was a "victory for law and order."
Irish Republican Army Forbids
Colleens Keeping Company
With British Government
Soldiers or Policemen.
APPRISE PUBLIC OF
NAMES OF OFFENDERS
All Loyal Subjects of Irish
Republic Requested ! to Shun
Public Houses Mich Enter
tain Members of the Enerpy.
. Dublin,, Nov. 5- Love making by
the girls of Ireland with members
cf the British government forces
has been proscribed by the Irish re
publican army. Any ; girl keeping
company .with a government soldier
or policeman will be penalized by
having her hair cut off. One girl
has, already suffered the nenalty,
losing her tresses for walking out
fvi.h a soldier. .
' Proclamation Posted.
A praclamatioh has been posted,
signed by "the competent military
' "Whereas, certain girls wanting in
self-respect,- have lamned themselves
byNceeping company withhe army
of .occupation, it is deemed proper
by competent . authority, both to
safeguard morality and to stop bad
examples, to publish the names of
these culpritsand also to warn them
that after the publication of this
proclamation those who persist in
the above-mentioned scandalous, un
patriotic,, company-keeping render
themselves liable to the punishment
of being branded by having their
hair cut off." " '
Offenders Named, -
fThc names of four "offenders" are
attached to Jhe proclamation.
U he iTMiheatioh their says: .
parents or mistresses are re
quested to see that the above-men
tioned girls -are .kept from inter
course with enemy "troops. All loyal
subjects of the Irish republic alsd
are requested to shun public houses
which entertain members of the en
eriy army until such time as they
.make reparation by a complete
change of conduct." r
Three names of "offenders" r.re
givenlhcre andjt is added:-' -
"The first-named 'person is earn
estly requested to dismiss the-barmaid
who openly mocks loyal sub
jects by wearing a policeman's cap
and badge sliowins? the crown above
the heart. . In case of refusal drasv
tic measures will be taken. All whfJVl
persist in visiting these proclaimed
houses are liable to have their names
published as -disloyal subjects who
patronize houses frequented by the
eneniy army and private punishment
jfcill be meted out in due course."
Windup" of Treaty
, Fight in U. S. Senate
Washington, Nov. S. Plans to
wind up the fight over piace treaty
amendments miscarried i again, --the
senate' adjourning after six t hours'
speech-making, with three proposed
amendments confronting it while
there had been only two in the
The only vote taken was on the
proposal of- Senator Ea Follette, re
publican, Wisconsin, to strike out
the treaty's labor provisions and
after it had been rejected, 47 to 34,
two new amendments dealing with
the league of nations covenant
were prepared by Senator Borah,
republican, Idaho. . On 4hese - arid
on the amendment of Senator Gore,
democrat, Oklahoma,- to prohibit
war without an advisory vote of
the people, the leaders hope to get
final action tomorrow;'
The prospect for a final roll call
on the treaty still is complicated
by uncertainty as to what course
may be adopted by the group which
is standing out irreconcilably
against any sort of ratification.
The Bee's Free Shoe
: Fund -
, A bright little boy in one of the
public schools was taken to his
home because one of his feet was
frozen. It was found that his shoes
were completely worn out Though
they had been patched up by his
mothers as best she could, there was
nothing left to patch.
The boy now has a new pair of
shoes, and he and his widowed
mother are happy. Fortunately the
foot was not so badly frozen as to
be injured permanently. 'Within a
few days he will be back at school.
It is for such cases that The Bee's
fund is created. There is no other
way in which the shoes can be pro
vided. Every cent you give goes
for shoes. Not one cent for admin
istration of the fund.
'Can you send something to buy
shoes for these little unfortunates?
PrrvtoulT acknnwlrrtireii STO.lM
Kmmit B. Maneheiiter 5.00
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Boston HasFirst Electric
Lighted Traffic Officer
Pinch of Inadequate Supplies
Felt in Several States as
Strike Enters Upon its
Sixth Day Fuel Seized. ' -
TO LIFT INJUNCTION
Night "Congestion Com
pels Illumination by
- : Red and White
Boston, ,Nov.: .r (Special Tele-
graiiT.) Sergt. R. E. Blackly of the
Motor Transport corps of the Bos1
ton . state-- guard is the first illum
inated traffic officer in the world.. ;
Owing to the great congestion' of -traffic
at certain street intersections
here, . it has been found , necessary
to- protect traffic officers with some
sort of conspicuous marking, and
electric lights for the peak of the
campaign cap and for the shoulders
were decided upon. .
The light on the h. is red; those
on the shoulders are white. To
make the officers still more dis
cernible, white straps are worn on
the breast and white gloves on the
hands. J ; .
, Electricity' for the lights come
from two batteries carried in the
pockets of the overcoat.
" (Editor's Not: This" is" the. fifth
ttlephotograph published.'-in The
Ijee, through the' wonderful new in
vention of telegraphing pictures. The
Bee has exclusive rights in Omaha
for the , publication of these telc
raphed"ictures.) - ? . - "
Lady Astor Asserts.
She Is Firm Believer
In Socialist Creed
Plymouth, Eng., Nov. 5. In four
addresses Lady Ator favored state
purchase of the .liquor business and
local option on tW question of pro
hibition. She told one questioner
that she favored the closing of pub
lic houses on Sunday.
Her statement was loudly ap
plauded . '. '
At one meeting Lady Astor found
a socialist delegation present and to
it s!iequoted scripture. She argued
that Christianity was the only
remedy for the world's ills.
"I don't mind telling you that I
am a socialist at, heart," she said.
"It is the most, beautiful , orders on
earth. But there has been only one
true socialist and He said 'Love thy
neighbor as thyself.'" ,
Wets Still Leading in ; :
Ohio Election" Returns
Columbus, O., Nov. 5. Unofficial
figures giving fairly complete -returns
from 59 of the 88 counties,
including al the more populous one
gave the wfets a lead of 14.000 on the
repeal amendment, of 27,000 on the
2.75 per cent beer amendment pro
posal, of 48,000 on ratification and
8,000 on the Grabbe act referendum.
The 29 missing counties last year
gave drys a majority of 32,000 which
is believed to be enough to wipe
out wet leads on the repeal and
beer amendments. Dry gains in
nearly all of these counties over
last year makes Hliis certain, in the
opinion of electiojrexperts. ,
Gubernatorial Election in
. ' Maryland Still in Doubt
Baltimore, Nov. 5. Indications
with practically .all counties ac
counted for are that Abert C.
Ritchie, democrat, has been elected
governor of Maryland, aver Harry
W. Nic,' republican, by. 327 votes.
With Garrett county only estimated,
the total unofficial vote follows:
Ritchie. 111,145; Nice, 110.818.
G. L. Tait, chairman of the re
publican state central committee re
fused to admit Mr. Ritchie's elec
GIRL VICTIM OF
FAINTS IN COURT
Mother Attacks Lawyer" After
" Merciless Cross-Examination
' Tries to Reach Prisoner.
Between, sobs and with streaming
eyes .; pretty,' delicate little Miss
Bessie Kroupa told the jury in Dis
trict Judge Redick's court yesterday
afternoon how she was attacked,
dragged into a clump, ot bushes,
bound and gaggeiL held prisoner for
more thaji an hour and criminally
assaulted by a negro fietrd last July
near Tenth and Canton streets.
. They were tense moments in the
crowded court room while the frail
girl recited the details of her terri
hie experience. Men-and women
leaned forward in their seats to
catch, evi?r word that fqM from the
lips of Miss Kroupa. who appears
to be not a day over 15 years.
' Ira Jo'ftnson, the accused negro,
sat gripping the arms of his chair,
shifting his gaze, and twitching his
hands throughout the recital of the
awful story. j ,
Mother Breaks' Down.
' A dramatic scene marked an out
burst from Mrs.- J. E. Kroupa, the
girl's mother, when she was unable
to contain herself while Attorney
Frank Howell, .- member of Mayor
Smith's law firm, conducted the
rruel and heart-breakingf cross-examination.
The infuriated mother rushed
across the court room, stioutirtg at
and threatening the attorney whose
merciless- questions, were fairly
crushing tire little girl on the wit
ness stand. Assistant County At
torney W. W. Slabaugh succeeded
in quieting the woman. Mr. Howell
resumed his rapid fire cross-exam-it.
ation and had . asked but a few'
questions when . ' Miss ; Kroupa
swooned. The frl girl was unafole
to bear up under the attorney's cold
and cruel thrusts. " She was reclin
ing and limp ujher chair when. Judge
Pedick ordereaS recess. .
; Rushes for Negro.
Mrs. Kroupa and another daugh
ter rushed to the assfstance of the
stricken, witnr-ss. They held the
girl's hands and stroked her brow.
Mrs. Kroupa's arms were around
the slender form of her suffering
daughter when her eye fell upon
the negro prisoner, who was being
led , into an adjoining room by a
deputy sheriff She committed her
daughter to the care of her sister
and made a rush for the door
through which fie negro passed.
She wa's restrained by the bailiff.
When court reconvened Jud;;e
TRedick permitted Miss .Kroupa's
sister to occupy a chair by, th wit
ness stand. x
Despite the determined efforts of
Attorney 'Howell to discredit the
girl's story and break her down on
the , stand, Miss Kroupa did not
waver the fraction of an inch. She
left the witness stand; at the end
of two and a half hours of the most
severe cross-examination, insisting
that Johnson was the negro who
'Other .witnesses who testified yes-.,
terday. the first- day of the trial,
were Dr. Louis Swobada, the phy
sician who attended ' the gTrl, an d
(Contlniwy bo I'ngr Twa, Column Kour.)
Four Killed, Two Injured.
East St. Louis. Nov. 5. Four men
were killed and two injured in ac
cidents at the National Stock Yards
Organized Labor's Proposal
For Ending Miners? Walkout
Rejected Bluntly byU. S.
Department of Justice.
'T " '' ' '
Chicago. Nov. 5. Beginning of
curtailed railroad service "and th
i pinch of inadequate supplies of soft
coal in several states today marked
lithe fifth nay of the miners' strike,
i So far as the strike itself Was con- "
Icerned there was little change, jal
I though operators in West Virginis
and Colorado reported gains in pro-
The uinicpal developments wert .
the following: : ' :
I Removal of six passenger trainSN
from service of the Chicago &
Northwestern and the Chicago, Mil ?
jwaukee & St. Paul railroads.
I Refusal of the federal Departmenl f
of Tust'.c to consider labor leaders
suggestions that the ovemmeij in ..-
junction against tne strike oe re -scinded.
' - - '
Clothing of Federal Admjnistratoi
Garfield by President WilsotTwitt ,
full authority over prices, distribu
tion and shipment of all fuel. ; .-
Appeals for fuel made by 'se vera v
Nebraska towns to state railwaj
' Complain of Seizures. ;
Iowa- fuel administrator's- coir, r
plaint atrainst railroads' seizures o'
coat while . luxurious transconp
nental trains continued running, sen
to Washington. .
T California coal dealers requestc .
Governor Stephens to ask the fue
administrator to release confiscater
coal to prevent a possible shortagt
ia that state. ; -
Release of coat, seized in traneii
on orders of fuel administration fdi
rel'ef in some districts.
Reports of coal operators of in
creased production in West .Vir
ginia, where il union mines were
said to . be in operation, and in
Colorado. . . ' '
M'ssouro-coal, dealers ' asked re
vival of the state fuel administra
tion. - '..
While approximately 425.000 union
miners remained idle today, there
were few indications wbtther the
strike wuld be protracted.
The operators and minerg'appar ;
entlv were doing little but mark time
pending action on the government's
injunction in the federal court at
TrMianapolis, set for Saturday.
There was no evidence that the,
controversy woold be short , nd
some statements were to the effect
that, the fight Svould be a long one. :
Two local passenger trains on tli" :
Chicago.. Milwaukee and St. Paul .
railroad were suspended, official -anhounced
at Ottnrwa. Ia., At Mason-
City, Ia the Chicago and
Northwestern took off two trains
andurtailej freight service and two
other local trains' between Chicago
and Wisconsin points annulled at- ,
though officials made no announce'
ment tliat the latter two were re- ,
'mojfed because the strike. ' .
v -. Reject Proposal.
Washington; Nov. 5, Organized
labor's proposal for ending the coal
strike through withdrawal of in-
junction proceedings against officers "
of the UnitedMme Workers of"
Americi-was rejected bluntly toda f
by the Department of Justice.
The government's, answer to the -union
suggestion advanced-by Sam
uel Gompers. president of the Amer- -ican
Federation of Labor, was given
by Assistant Attorney . General
Ames, who declared, the strike was:v
a violation of law and that as Jong
as . it continued the . only place ! to
fight-rout was in court. - . .
Labor leaders, visibly .disturbed -by
this refusal, agreed -with the op
era: rs that the statement of , the j
(Continued on r ire Two. Calamn Five
Day acV Maximum i
Favored by Gompep
Washington, Nov. 5. Making h:s
first address before the International
Labor conference in which he sits
as an ' unofficial representative t
American labor, Samuel Gompers; ' '
president of the American Federa- '
tion ' of Labor, declared for ' the
straight 8-hour day as a maximum .
as compared with the 48-hour week - '
and incidentally served notice that '
in the United States even the 8-hovr ? .
day weAjld be shortened if labor '
could accomplish its purpose. ,
Mr. Gompers spoke in reply to I
a majority report on the' part of em- '
ployer delegates favoring the prin- "'
that it could not now hp nnf in tmtfm . .
generally owing "to the need for in- "
creased production as a result or '
the war . i, : '
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