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MILLIONAIRE'S WIFE a
MAY KEEP CHILDREN.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 24. Tempor
ary Ncustody of her children, James,
aged 5, and Mufial, 3, was granted
to Mrs. Helen Ellwood Stokes by
order of Judge Ben B. Lindsey in
the juvenile court. , The action was
taken in connection with the local
phases of the divorce suit brought
, in New York City by W. E. D.
Stokes, millionaire hotel owner.
Final trial of the question of the
custody of the children was set for
January 8. .......
WOMAN DOES GOOD
DAYS WORK SUNDAY.
Salt Lake City, Nov. 24. prox
imately $1,S00 in cash and a quan
tity of jewelry were obtained by a
woman pickpocket, who operated on
a Denver & Rio Grande passenger
train Sunday, according to passen-,
gers who arrived here.
MEN'S SPRING CLOTHES
GOING UP, GOING UP.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 24. Retail
clothiers, in accounting for the pre
vailing high prices of men's "cloth
ing, at a hearing before the commis
sion, on necessaries of life, said that
spring suits would cost even more.
Federal excess profits taxes, pass
ed along by each handler of the
goods, were said to be largely re
sponsible for the increased prices,
with N advancing costs, including
that of labor, a$ an added factor.
The clothiers in several instances
claimed to be running their business
at a net loss. -
The representative of a wholesaile
and retail clothing house to!d the
commission that increasing costs
would compel the company to
"Charge at wholesale next spring $36
-for suits now selling at $27 and $28.
FOR PATHOS, HUMOR AND PHILOSOPHY READ "HEART BEATS" IN THE BEE'S WOMAN'S SECTION;
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NOT A CLUE
Murder Victim Not Mabel
ent of The Bee Finds Her at
Delta, Colo., With Husband
LINCOLN GIRLS FAIL TO
RECOGNIZE THE BODY
FOR CIGARET SMOKERS.
New York, Nov. 24. The high
cost of smoking is going higher.
One of the largest retailing con
cerns with branches in all parts of
can "blends" of cigarets, now re
tail price of various popular Ameri-
can "blends" of cigarettes, now re
tailing at 18 cents a package of 20,
would be advanced to 20 cents about
' December 1. The raise, it is de
'clared, is necessary to make up an
increase of 80 cents a thousand in
the wholesale price. High cost of
cigaret tobacco is blamed for the
POPULAR CHRISTMAS TOY. s
Paris Nov. 24. The most popu
lar Christmas toy in Paris this year
is one called the "bolshevist. It
consists of a wooden box represent
ing the peace delegates at a session.
Upon pressing a button the box
flies open, scattering the delegates,
while a grizzly-bearded, long-haired
gollywigged, purporting to repre
sent, the bolshevist, springs up. .
SWISS BREWERS PROTEST
- Geneva," Nov. 24.-Swiss brewers
are protesting against the renewed
importation of huge quantities of
beer from Munich. In a public an
nouncement they say; .
"At a moment when Germany s
4 still complaining about the food
shortage and when Switzerland is
host to the innocent victims of the
war, the underfed German children,
Bavarian bsewers are getting the
highly nutritious cereals used in the
- nianufacture of their product and
are allowed to export 8 and 10-per
cent beer, thus greatly injuring the
Swiss beer industry.
CONVICT DEAD BEFORE
PARDON RECEIVED. '
Los Angeles, Nov. 24. A pardon
signed by President Wilson for
Jesse Kohler, a federal convict, was
received here. When officials went
to present it to Kohler at the coun
ty hospital, they learned he had died
18 days ago.
SHAW VENTS IRE
s London,' Nov. 24. George Ber
nard Shaw, who was born in Dub
lin, delivered himself of the follow
"There is one point in which an
Englishman is superior to the Irish
man. If an Englishman calls an
Irishman a fool, the Irishman Aires
into a rage (being the most satisfied
snob on God's earth), knocks the
Englishman down if he can and re
viles him if he can't.
"But if an Irishman calls an Eng
lishman a fool, the Englishman goes
away sorrowfully and says to him
'"God forgive me, so I am. That.
Irish beast is right. something
must be done.' "
DAY OF WALL FLOWER
: PASSES IN PARIS.
Paris, Nov. 24. The day of the
wall flower is --over for Parisian
women. The latest device of the
up-to-date tango palaces enables all
women, irrespective of age or degree
of beauty, to find handsome partners
n( nnhl birth tn riance with them
ajt SO cents a round. This innovation
was introduced by M. Duque, the
Fashionable dancing master, and has
been enthusiastically acclaimed by
that section of society women who
thus far have refrained from fre
. quenting public dance halls because
they lacked partners.
Now they will find an array of
aristocratic young men of unques
tionable physical pulchritude and
fine dancers, whose only drawback
is permanent penury.' These stand
in the corner of the large room
where the society women can pick
them out after careful scrutiny
through lorgnettes. The choice be
. ing made, the chosen one steps for
ward, encircles the ladyM waist with
' , the grandest , society manner, and
starts spinning -over the floor, while
the "taximan" keeps count of the
- rounds accomplished, at the end of
- which the lady hands her party as
many naif dollars as she has danced
rounds. . ' "
- Among the devotees of the new
, fad are Princess Pontinoff, Mar
quise Richard Asti, Marquise De
Castiflo, Baronne De Camas, Prin
;ess De Beauvan, Princess Baratieff,
Duchess De Bazano and Princess
Omaha Woman Believes Un
fortunate Girl Is Her Sister
May Also Be Ruby Rippley
Of Riverview Park Home.
Although approximately 500 per
sons viewejd the body of the Ridge
road victim last night in the John
A. Gentleman mortuary, 3411 Far
nam street, nothing was secured
that would lead to a solution of the
mystery that has attracted the in
terest of the whole middle west.
The belief of I. W. Duffield, 1218
Pleasant street. Council Bluffs, that
the corpse was that of one of his
daughters, was disproved last night
when two other daughters of Duf
field, who came' in from Lincoln at
7:45, said positively on seeing the
dead woman that she did not re
semble their sister.
Ma Be Rippley Girl
J. L. Sexton, superintendent of
the Riverview Park detention home,
said he believed the murdered girl
to be Ruby Rippley who formerly
was an inmate at the Riverview in
stitution. Sexton could go no farther
to prove Jiis belief other than to say
the corpse closely resembled Miss
William Redmond of. Auburn,
Neb., said he was morally certain
that th.fr corpse was that of his
daughter, Delia. 22 years old, who
left her home in Auburn last June
and not been heard of since.
Rednifrn'd and a nurse, -who had
reared Delia, viewed the body to
gether ,last night They identified
a vaccination mark on ' the dead
girl, and an operation scar on her
foot. ' . . "
"Her features are certainly these
of - my daughter," said Redmond.
"That break in her nose I believe
was caused when the crime was
committed or when she was thrown
into that gully and not before that.''
"Undertaker Gentleman - was
about to accept Redmond's identi
fication when a telephone call from
Auburn advised Redmond that his
daughter, Delia, had just been loca
ted. She is employed by Dr. Pulver
in Omaha and is alive and well the
Suspect Burning Clothes.
Two men forced G. W, Tidwell,
fireman at the Henderson hot
houses, 4225 South Twenty-fifth
street, early yesterday morning at
the point of a gun to burn a pack
age thev brought to him. Surmises
that the package contained clothes
that the dead girl might have worn
were plentiful last night.
Seven persons identified the body
Sunday night as Mrs. Mabel Fitz
simmons, wife of A. L. Fitzsim
mons. a local live stock merchant.
Mrs. Geneva Harold 310 North
Fifteenth street, wept bitterly ;over
the body later,' and declared it to
be that of her sister. Clara Fleming,
who, she said, disappeared from her
home in Kansas City five years ago.
Mrs. Harold declared her sister had
been married and divorced.
- Relatives- of the Fleming, girl
thought she was kidnaped when she
A message received by The Bee
yesterday - morning signed J. W.
Crouch, father of Mrs. Fitzsim
mons, says Mr. and Mrs. Fitzsim
mons arrived at his home in Delta,
Colo., last Thursday.
Bee Correspondent Wires.
Following receipt of the telegram
from Mr. Crouch, The Bee instruct
ed its corresoondent at Delta to
Iget a personal interview with Mrs.
fitzsimmons, and later in tne aay
received the following answer:
Delta. Colo.. Nov. 24. (Special.)
Just had Mrs. Mabel Fitzsimmons,
her mother, father and her nusDana
in my office. Mrs. Fitzsimmons ar
rived here last Thursday afternoon
in company with her husband for a
visit. She says she has . a sister,
Mrs. May Mowry, Harvard hotel,
and a brother-in-law who works at
Fontenelle barber shop. Frank R.
To Fix County Line.
Special " Investigator Michael
D.empsey of the county attorney's
(Contlnngd an rage Two. Colnma Ona.)
U. S. Troops to Remain ;
In Occupied Territory
Paris, Nov. 24. The withdrawal
of the American troops from Cob
lenz, in occupiedGermany, is not
considered in American peace con
ference circles as necessary in con
sequence of the failure of the
United States senate to ratify the
German peace treaty. It is contend
ed that-the United States is still
one of the allied and associated
powers, and that the postponement
of final action on the treaty does
not change its relation to either the
associated powers or to Germany.
NEW WAGE SCALE
SIGNED BY UNION
MEN AND HINES
Eight-Hour Basic Day Estab
lished for Track and
Washington, Nov" 24. A new
wage and working agreement was
signed late' today between the rail- J
road administration and officials of
the Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Way Emploves and Railway Shop
Laborers. While demands of the
union were not fully met, the eight
hour basic day was established for
track laborers and others of that
classification, and time and half pay
after that hour was provided. Most
of. the other' employes included un
der the agreement will receive time
and a half .overtime pay after 10
Signing of the new contract by
Director General Hines ended nego
tiations which have been in progress
400,000 Men Affected.
Approximately 400,000 men are af
fected, - railroad administration offi
cials estimated. The contract also
provides that it shall be applicable
during the period of federal. control
of the roads unless notice of 30
days is given of its cancellation.
"Specifically" an announcement by
Mr. Hines says, "The new contract
provides overtime for regular sec
tion laborers and other employes in
this classification except laborers
in extra or floating gangs whose
employment is seasonal and tempor
ary in character and certain em
ployes whose positions do not re
quire continuous manual labor will
be paid on the basis oT time and
one-half after the eight hour of con
tinuous service exclusive of the meal
period, thus applying the same prin
ciple which was established last
year for important classes of rail
"Heretofore such .maintenance
employes have been paid overtime at
pro rata for the ninth and tenth
hour and time and one-half after the
tenth hour. Under the agreement
laborers in extra floating gangs
wliose employment is seasonal or
temporary in character will be paid
overtime at a pro rata rate for the
ninth and tenth hour and time and
one-half after the tenth hour, where
as employes holding positions not
requiring continuous manual labor,
such, as track, bridge and highway
crossing watchmen, signal men at
railway noninterlocked crossings,
lampmeh; engine watchmen at iso
lated points'and pumpers, will con
tinue to be. paid for their present
hours of work a monthly rate equal
to thtir present day.
TO CAPTAIN OF
' WRECKED SHIP
Finally Taken From Floating
Pilot House by Steamer That
Followed in Wake of First.
Port Arthur, Ont. Nov. 24. After
floating for 20 hours on top of the
pilot house of the steamer Myron,
whith foundered off White' Fish
Point, Capt." W. R. Neal, com
mander of the lost vessel, was res
cued in an exhausted condition by
the steamer W. C. Franz, which ar
rived here Motiday. Capt. Neal; who
is in a serious condition, declared
that another" steamer named the Mc
intosh had passed close to him be
fore the Franz appeared and had re
fused to pick him up, replying to
his appeal for help with a promise
to send a tug.
Captain Neal was rescued offPa
risian island, 20 miles from, the
scene of the foundering of the My
ron. He could give no information
as to the fate of the members of his
Sault Ste. Marie. Mich.," Nov. 24.
Search of the waters about the Pa
risian islands was undertaken Mon
day by United States submarine
chaser 438 and the tug Iowa in the
hope of locating survivors of the
crew of the steamer Myron, which
foundered off White Fish point in
the northwest gale of Saturday and
Sunday. No reports reached here
from White Fish of the finding of
either bodies or survivors, although
several steamers which passed
through the wreckage Sunday re
ported sighting members of the
crew clinging to wreckage.
News -from Fort William, Ont.,
that Capt. W. R. Neal of the My
ron had been picked np by the
steamer Franz and taken to that
port, aroused new hopes for the
safety of others of the crew of 17.
Coast guards patrolled both sides
of the point Monday and found
the shores strewn with the wreck
age and lumber cargoes of the My
ron and Mizetee. ,
Aero Club Head Dead.
Paris, Nov. 24. Henry Deut
schede La Meurthe, president of the
Aero Club of France and one of the
founders of the Automobile club
and a general patron of ' sports, is
dead. - - .
Xreisler May Play.
' Worcester, Mass., Nov. 24. The
license board, after a public hearing,
refused to revoke the license for the
concert in which Fritz Kreisler, for
mer Austrian army officer, is to ap
pear here Tuesday night
War Tanks Waddle ' From
Castle in Dublin and Steel
"Pill Box" Found on Railway
Bridge Commanding Hall.
FORBID COLLEENS TO
SPEAK WITH SOLDIERS
Houses Where Police live
Look Like Blockhouses. Sur
rounded With Barbed Wire
And Sand Bags
(Bf Untvcraal Service.)
London, Nov. 24. "All Ireland is
organized and under arms,1' says
the Daily Express in commenting
editorially ori the disclosures of a
special Eglish correspondent who is
investigating conditions in that
country and who says in a dispatch
"It was like old times in Flanders,
landing in Ireland. I -saw the fa
miliar figures witH tin hats and fixed
bayonets guarding1 the battery of
Kingston harbor. A military air
plane droned overhead atjd a train
full of officers was just coming in.
"In Dublin I met tanks waddling
from the castle; I found a steel 'p''I
box' on the railway bridge com
manding Liberty hall; guards in full
warNkilts were marching the streets.
It might have ben Arras in 1917.,
"From Dublin, I got nearer the
front line. Military precautions be
came more complete. At the rail
way station soldiers entrained. Only
one at a time was allowed to leave
the ranks and no man is -allowed to
get to his rifle
Piling Up of Arms.
"There is a piling up of arms in
Ireland the soldiery knows what
tnat means. If a girl speaks to a
soldier she is put in Coventry by
her friends. In the moving picture
houses no native will sit beside a
soldier he is ostracized. Civilians
shadowed me and thoroughly.
searched my luggage and bedroom
to see if I had arms. .
"I sent a package of films to Eng
land; it never got there. On the
other hand, I was advised to use the
republican mail service on the
ground that it was more rapid than
the English post. Everywhere I
went I was asked to buy the republi
can war loan. The republican uni
form is flaunted openly in daylight.
"Fifty mounted men, whose horses
wore special 'shoes' to muffle the
sound of galloping hoofs, took me
out to the country after midnight,
picking up recruits as they went
along, and I ,saw a secret drill
guarded by armed sentries.
Men Picket Country.
"Hundreds upon hundreds of dis
ciplined men are picketing the coun
try reporting the movements of the
police and military. The republicans
have a system of exchanging signals
by lamp flashes.'
"The houses where the police live
look like blockhouses, surrounded by
barbed wire and sand bags, with sigr
nal rockets ready for S. O. S. calls.
"In County Clare the police have
had to evacuate their barracks to
save the lives of the occupants and
the county is practically unpoliced.
Inasmuch as the republican govern
ment rules supreme over vast areas,
the legitimate authority has effaced
itself. The people actually believe
a republic is established. Republi
can law courts have been established,
taking all the business from the legal
tribunals. Republican police are
making their appearance, there i$a
republican mail service and soon
there will be repubcan money and
republican tax collectors. The Irish
problem has solved itself."
Eight Years for
. Attack on Sheriff -
' And His Daughter
LeMars, la., VnovT 24. Wilbur
Siglin pleaded guilty in district
court here Monday afternoon to
charges of murderous assault on
Sheriff Hugh Maxwell and his
daughter. Fern, and conspiracy to
commit a felony Tune 21, last. He
was sentenced to fivcyears in prison
on the first count and three years on
the second. Siglin was in the Plym
outh county jail at the time the five
bandits shot their way out the night
of November 14. He made no at
tempt to escape. His assault on the
sheriff and his daughter was made
during his arrest, as a booze run
German Opera Company
Files Bankruptcy Suit
New York, Nov. 24. An involun
tary petition in bankruptcy against
the Star Opera company, which at
tempted to present German opera
in this city, was filed here. Liabilities
were estimated at $25,000 and assets
at about $2,500. Performances by the
company were prevented by an in
junction after they had been stopped
by rioting for nearly a week. The
bankruptcy petition was made neces
sary, it was said, because three of
the singers had brought suits for
"Good Bye Prince Chap I Hope We Shall Always Bev Good Friends"
I . . . ' J
IS AGAINST WAR
Nitti Explains Significance of
. Socialistic Gains in Recent
. Elections in Italy.
Rome, Nov. 24. (By The Asso
ciated Piess.) "The peoples of Eu
rope will not have another war, and
because the socialists form a party
which aways has opposed war, the
people of Italy voted for them," said
Francisco Nitti, tht premier, in ex
plaining to the correspondent today
the present Italian 'situation and the
true meaning ot the last treneral
elections, when the number of social
ist members of the Chamber of Dep
uties more than tripled. He char
acterized reports in circulation
abroad that Italy v'as on the verge
of a revolution as "simoly absurd."
Premier Nitti continued: . ' t
"The result of the elections sur
prised many, but not those who foU
lowed carefully the course of events
and their effect. Of the 508 deputies
ia the Chamber there will be about
0 Catholics, a little more than 150
socialists and 1U or M republicans.
This leaves 250 constitutional depu
ties representing moderate tenden
cies, besides the Catholics, who are
fervent patriots. The majority of
them are sincere democrats, ready to
participate in the government of the
"In addition the majority of social
ists returned is'not the expression of
a political program, bufrather of the
people's state of mind, which can be
understood by the countries which
have gone through the war and
which realize the conditions of un
rest resulting therefrom.
"See for instance what happened
in Belgium where the majority of the
socialists is enormous, therefore, it
is unreasonable not to expect some
thing of the same nature. Four"-fifths
at least of the Italian socialists be
long to the labor party and are rep
resentatives of the claims of the
working casses in the social and eco
nomic fields, and, therefore an ex
pression of the new great industrial
democracy, which now is being
built up. !
"The Italian socialists form a
party destined sooner or later to
abandon their negative attitude for
participation in the government. Do
not be led away by appearances.
Most of the votes given the social
ists were not given for the love of
socialists, but signify many other
things; first, the discontent inevi
table after the war, and second, the
dissatisfaction felt in Italy for the
way her motives have been im
pugned. Reports circulating abroad
I must say especially in America
about our situation and the con
dition of public order in ( Italy are
Continued on rf Two, Column Two.)
V ' v
PRINCE OF WALES
Replies to Farewell Message
From Secretary Lansing En
joyed His Visit Immensely.
Washington, Nov. 24. Replying
to' a farewell message from Secre
tary Lansing, the prince of Wales,
sent a dispatch from his ship today
saying he could not thank this gov
ernment enough for its kindness and
"I am greatly touched," the prince
said, "by the kindness of your fare
well telegram on behalf of the gov
ernment of the United States. This
visit has been 'for me a delightful
experience which I will never for
get. I cannot thank the American
nation and the American govern
ment enough for the kindness and
hospitality which has been shown
me in such a generous measure
wherever I have gone. I shall al
ways think of the people of this
country, as my friends and' I .shall
look forward keenly for an ( Oppor
tunity to repeat my visit." 1 .
In ,his parting message to the
prince, Mr. Lansing expressed the
hope that he would carry away
memories as agreeable as those he
' "Permit me to express oh benalt
of "this government," the secretary
said, "the satisfaction and pleasure
which it has been to entertain as its
guest so distinguished a representa
tive of 'the British empire whose
brief sojourn in this country has
done so ' much to strengthen the
friendship and good will of the two
great English-speaking nations."'
Ex-Kaiser Tried in London
' " Early in the New Year
London, Nov. 24. The British
government expects the trial of
former . Emperor William of Ger
many to begin in London early in the
new year and is completing neces
sary arrangements, says the Mail,
which adds that as soon as the allies
have ratified the treaty a united re
quest for the surrender of the erst
while emperor will be presented to
"There is no room for doubt that
the reqnt will be complied with,"
the newspaper says.
Ratification of the treaty is confi
dently expected in a few weeks.
Elizabeth Brown Attempts
Suicide by Taking Poison
Elizabeth Brown, 2 years old. at
tempted suicide at 6:40 last night at
her home, 3018 Miami street, during
a fit of despondency by taking poi
son. She was removed to Lord
Lister hospital, where, at an early
hour this morning, it was said her
condition, though critical, offered
some hope tor her recovery. .
GIRL, HE WRITES
But Authorities Believe Letter
Written to Denver Paper by
Robber Is a Fake.
Denver, Nov. 24. Officers bn the
trail of William L! Carlisle, Wyo
ming robber, attach special signific
ance to a letter received by a local
The jet,ter was mailed at one of
the Union Pacific's stations on sta
tionery of the Overland limited train
of that road and bore the stamp of a
railway postoffice, timed 11 o'clock
today. It was sigried Carlisle and
i Sort of Kissing Bug.
"Editor It ain't so "hard to dis-'
guise one's hand on the Overland.
Taking a jump to Frisco. Can you
read that? Made love today to a
19-year-old beauty. Some romance.
She talked charmingly about travel,
the theater and Carlisle. When I
kissed her good-bye at Kearney,
Neb., I told her 'I am Carlisle,' and
she lit up like an arc light, Lovingly,
Authorities believe the letter is a
hoax. ... -
Denies Holding Up Train.
Rawlins, Wyo., Nov. 24. William
L. Carlisle, train robber, fugitive
from the Wyoming penitentiary,
has held up no trains since his es
cape, according to a letter purport
ing to' come from Carlisle received
by Warden Brine here.
The letter was mailed in Denvei
at 6:30 p. m., lpv. 22. The writer
says that he has held up no trains
since he led from the Rawlins
prison and that he is trying to re
form and asks for a chance to make
good. - . -
A careful comparison of the writ
ing and signature with those of Car
lisle on record at the penitentiary
appears to indicate that the letter is
Telegram From Des Moines.
Des Moines, Nov. 24. "Bill"
Carlisle, the Wyoming train robber,
has invaded Des Moines, according
to a telegram filed with the Western
Union this afternoon. The telegram
signed "Bill," which was found on
the counter, together with a 50-cent
piece by one of the receiving clerks,
was addressed to the chief of police
of Chicago and read:
"Going to visit here for a day or
two. Coming your way."
Drown When Plane Falls
Philadelphia, Nov. 24. Lieut.
Robert Stocker and a civilian iiamid
Thompson, believed to have been a
radio tester, were drowned when
their hydroplane fell into the Dela
ware river, six miles below Chester
The bodies have not yet been recov
ered. The plane was towed to the
Philadelphia navy yard.
Definite Decision; of Policy
Regarding All, Phases of
Situation Expected Today
When Wilson Advisers Meet,;
Public Will, Not Now Pay
" Increase Over Normal Profits
Allowed During the War,
Fuel Administrator Asserts.
Wasl ingjon, Nov. 24. Settlement
of the controversy over new wart
agreement! in the bituminous coal hv
dustry tonight awaited action by?
President Wilson's cabinet. .y'V
Fuel 'Administrator Garfield,
speaking to the joint wage scale;
committces'of operators and miners,;
announced five principles which hav
"governed" him and his associates,,
but different, interpretations wre
placed upon its various provisional
by the workers and the mine own-
ers injinformal discussions after the
meeting. ; '""tj
D-. Garfied called the miners ana
operators together after a confer
ence with Attorney General Palmer,
Director General Hines and Assist'
ant Attorney General Ames. .. iT
At the meeting of the cabinet to,
morrow a definite decision of policy'
regarding all phases of - the strike
situation is expected and if the cab
inet is in .disagreement the whole
question may be put before the.
president." " ' , W
Significant Statement i l
Owing to the disagreement, whicht
had arisen as to the amount oj the,
increase in the cost of livipg, and
consequently the per cent of wit
advance needed to meet higher living
costs, great significance was at
tached to Dr. Garfield's declaration
that "the average total increase itL
pay over the 1913 base, which was
the base considered in 1917, should
not. exceed the present increase In
the cost of living over the tame
base." - "
"It is also to be considered that
the cost of living will fall rathef
than rise during the next few years,"
he added. -
Operators construced this atate
ment as in conflict with the conteri-i
tion of Secretary Wilson that minera
should be given a 31 per cent wage
advance to equalize thfr margin be
tweent present wages, and. a 79 per,
cent rise in living costs since 1914. '
Pointing out that wartime eoaj
prices were fixed for the purpose of
stimulating production. Dr. Garfield;
declared that the public would not
now pay the increase over normal
profits allowed during the war. His'
further statement that any wage Jn4'
crease should be "borne bv the operi
ators or the pubic or both" was genJ
erally taken to mean that part ot
tne aavance must come out of the
excess profits of the mining com
panies. - . '
The five principles announced by
Dr. Garfield were: - ,
First. The public must not be:
asked to pay more than it is now
paying for coal unless it is necessary
to do so in order to provide reason
able wages to the mine workers and
a reasonable profit to the operators.
Second. The arrangement .' en
tered into between the operator,
the miners and the fuel administra
tion, with the sanction of the presi
dent of the United States in Octo
ber, 1917, was intended to equalize
the wages of all classes of mine
workers and to be sufficient to cover
the period of the war, but not be
yond March 31, 1920; hence, the only'
increase in cost of living which can
now be considered is the increase,
above that provided for by the aver
age increase in 1917, that is to gayj
the average total increase in paVL
over the 1913 base, which was the
base considered in 1917, should no,
exceed the present average increase,
in the cost of living over the same
base. It is also to be considered that
the cost of living will fall rather;
than rise during the next few years.'
To Increase Production. ,
"Third. The maximum prices fixed. '
by the government on coal were al-t
culated to increase ' production of .
(Continued on Pir' Two. Colrnti. Fanr.)
Enmity to Carranza ;;,
; As His Trial Beginsl
, ' ' : ..V...4
Juarez, Mex., Nov. 24. Reiterat
nig his enmity to President Venus
fiano Carranza, but expressing con"
fidence. that justice would be meted
out to him, Gen. Felipj Angeles, the '
Villa leader captured recently near '
Parral. Chihauhau, was brought to
trial before a court-martial at Chi- '
huahua City Monday. The hearing."
will last at least three or four days;
it was said.
Three thousand tickets to the'1
trial have been issued by Gen. Map-.'
ucl M. Diegt:ez. commander of mil-
itary operations in northern Mexi-
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