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BITS OF NEWS
MRS. TOM THUMB.
NOTED MIDGET, DEAD.
Middleboro, Mass., Nov. 25.
Countess I'rimo Magri, known to
the general public as Mrs. Tom
Thumb, and one of the best-known
Liliputians in the worjd, died at het
home here after a long illness. She
was 77 years of age and had traveled
around the world several times
under the management of the late
P. T. Bartium.
i Countess Magri was the daughter
of James S. and Hulda Bump. Count
Magri, Iter husband, survives.
BOY AND GIRLKILLED
WHEN TRAIN HITS TRUCK.
"Chicago, Nov. 25. A boy and a
girl were killed and two other school
children ami a rhanffpnr aipr nmli.
ably fatally injured when a motor
truck was struck by a Baltimore &
Ohio Chicago Terminal railway pay
train at a street crossing.
"WATCH YOURWAD "
, ADVICE TO BANDIT.
Chicago No. 25.-H "Bill" Carlisle,
Wyoming train bandit, comes to
Chicago with the proceeds of his
robberies, Chief of Police Garrity
said that "if he isn't sold down the
river by our con men on the first
day he is bound to get held up the
first, night." The chiefs comment
Mas occasioned by receipt of a tele
gram purporting to come from
"Bill" at Des Moines, expressing the
intention of visiting Chicago.
CANTON MAYOR REMOVED
FROM OFFICE PERMANENTLY
Columbus. O., Nov. 25. Mayor
Charles E. Poorman of Canton, sus
pended, by Governor Cox a month
ago for failure to preserve order
during the steel strike in. that city,
was permanently removed from
office by the governor following a
formal hearing before the chief
The order of removal says that
Mayor Poorman "has been guilty of
gross neglect of duty in office Krow-
mg out of his failure as mayor of the
city of Canton to properly maintain
order in Canton during the strike
conditions which existed in that city
during the months of September
PARIS DANDIES START
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kiuiili ui j.autau nuu men- nraucu
by the most famous "Beau Brum-M
met Andrew De I'ouquiere, Alex
ander Duval, another? well known
"man about town," and Arthur
Meyer, the aristocratic editor of
the royalist paper Le Gaulois, have
Started a sartorial , revolution by
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top hat of .black silk with tapering
stove pipe crown and broad brim,
set off by a huge silver buckle made
famous by Le Surque, hero of the
Lyon mail holdup. The- correct
costume that' goes with this hat is
a Prince Albert coat of blue or
black velvet, with trousers to match
and a fancy waistcoat, v
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WAR ON MQS7UIT0ES
Anderson, Cal. Nov. 25. Busi
ness houses and professional offices
Here were ciosea aionaay, ,wnne me
whole i town joined in a war on
mosquitoes. Male citizens of Ander
son, summoned at 6:30 this morning
by ringing of the fire alarm, spent
the day in digging drainage ditches
to clear an area which had proved
a prolific breeding place for mosqui
toes. : "
At noon ' a barbecue lunch was
served by the women of Anderson.
LEG STENCILING TABOOED
BY GIRLS IN COLD WEATHER.
Wichita,' Kan., Nov. 25. The fad
of stenciling the legs as a camou
flage for silk stockings may work in
California, but take it from the
eight "Mack Sennett" girls who
were here at the International
Wheat show, they do not prove
satisfactory in cold weather.
"Silk stockings are so terribly
high," explained one of the girls
after they had received a ."warm"
reception when they appeared with
their stenciled stockings on the
streets. "But goodness! It turned
cold here, and silk is a little
warmer than tencil work. I'll say.
WHITE MEN GUILTY
OF LYNCHING WHITE. ,
Bayminette, Ala., Nov. 25
Twelve white men, 'indicted last
spring for lynching Frank Foukal, a
white man, pleaded guilty by agree
ment in court and paid fines ranging
from $100 to $300. Foukal was shot
to death by a mob while in jail and
two of the ring leaders were con
victed and given long prison terms.
CARDINAL GIBBONS ISSUES
Baltimore, Nov, 25. Cardinal Gib
bons, primate of the American hier
archy of the catholic church, issued
this 'Thanksgiving message:
"We offer thanks to God this year
because1 of the many blessings re
ceived from Him during the past
. 12 months, in particular for the
cessation of the world war, and in
our town country for the prosperity
and peace we enjoy. We thank Him
for the spirit of patriotism fanned
into a warmer flame in the hearts
of our people, and manifesting itself
most recently in the resolve to curb
effectually those . destructive forces
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" throw the just and wise provisions
of our government." .
WOULD SWEAT MACHINE
AND EASE THE MAN. .
4 New York, Nov. 25. Sweating the
machine, not the man, is the eco
nomic principle, on which Lord
Leverhulme, the great British man
ufacturer, justifies the six-hour day
for workmen and the 12-hour day
for machinery: This' schedule his
firm has determined to introduce
in their factories in Great Britain,
the United States and Canada and
- tlsewhere, hoping thereby to profit
their workmen as well as themselves.
Lord Everhulme, who arrived on
the Mauritaia on one of .his period
ical visits to the United States, came,
he said, to conduct a little mission
ary work in favor of the introduc
tion in this country, of his plan. He
declared it will prove economically
advantageous and profitable in any
industry in which the overhead
.diarges tor plant ana equipment is
equal or exceeds the wage bill"
"THE VELVET HAMMER" TAPS THE FADS AND FOIBLES OF OUR OWN WELL-KNOWNS.
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AS HIS WIFE
D. R. Wright, Burlington Rail
road Telegraph Operator,
Recognizes Body Found in
Ravine North of Omaha.
MOTIVE OF MURDER
Victim Believed to Have Been
Killed by Another Woman
In House Either in Omaha
Or Council Bluffs.
D. R. Wright, Burlington railroad
telegraph operator, last night identi
fied the body of the murdered
woman at the Gentleman undertak
ing establishment as that of his wife,
from wftom he had been separate
for several vears..
Air. Wright declared the woman s
maiden name was Hope Scoville and
that she formerly lived inSabetha,
Kan, She worked in the lace de
partment at one time in the Burgess
Nash company's store, and lived at
2618 St. Mary's avenue.
The body also was identified as
Hope Scoville by Harold Jacobs and
Mis3 Helen Jacobs, who also live at
the St. Marys -avenue address. Miss
Jacobs declared she used ' to work
with the woman in the Bufgess
The motive for the murder, how
ever, still 'remains a mystery.
Neither is it known who fired the
shot into the woman's brain nor by
whom the body was taken to the
lonely spot in the ravine 15 miles
north of pmaha, where it was found
- . Killed in House. '
working on the "case, after conferring
witn wr. wrigni, mi xnc uu
u-nman ml a victim (if another
vomans jalousy;It Is" believed the
woman -was snot ana Kiiiea in a
house i Qmaha or Council Bluffs
and after she was murdered at the
hands of another jealous woman a
man assisted, in disposing of the
body. ' ... j
Mr. Wright 'declared he was led
to believe the dead woman was his
wife, first by newspaper descriptions
and later by a half dozen photo
graphs' which, at his request, were
forwarded to him by the authorities
of Washington and Douglas coun
ties. He arrived in the city yester
day afternoon and went directly to
the Gentleman undertaking parlors.
Tears rolled down his cheeks as he
stood over the body.'
"I know that is my wife, he
Known as Hope Scoville.
The woman was known at. the
Burgess-Nash store as Miss Hope
Scoville. She was also known as
Miss Scoville at the rooming house,
2618 St. Marys avenue. Later' she
moved to Council Bluffs and .wis
known there by her maiden name,
until about a year ago. when the
woman announced to friends that
she had married a man named
Brown, who is a conductor onthe
The woman is said to have been
living in Lincoln Acres, Council
Bluffs, as Mrs. Brown. She was last
seen alive, as far as could be ascer
tained, about 10 days agowhen she
spoke to Mis Hilda Miller, 639
Vine street. Council Bluffs, in i the
post office of that city. Miss Miller
declared she formerly lived at 609
Willow avenue with Miss Scoville.
"I did not kn6w she was married
but. once." said Miss Miller. She
told me she was married to a con
ductor and had purchased a home in
Lincoln Acres. She was with her
mother at the time, and I was told
Mrs. Scoville was making her home
with her daughter."
Applied for Divorce.
- Wright declared that his wife ap
plied for a divorce several years
ago, but that the decree had not yet
Miss Miller declared that the wo
man formerly was a school teacher
in Kansas. She came to Omaha
and obtained employment in the
department store and made her
home in Council Bluffs. She later
moved to the St Marys avenue ad
dress and then to Twenty-fifth avej
nue and Harney street. She is ssjd
to have gone back to Council Bills
after her marriage to Brown was
Wright declared last night that
he knew nothing of the affair be
tween his wife and Brown. He
said he had agreed to allow hera
divorce after their separation in
1916 and following his return from
service overseas. He met the ""wo
man several weeks ago in Beatrice,
Neb., he said, and talked to her
about the matter of a divorce.
While the couple were talking the
woman was called to the telephone,
it was declared. Wright said he
asked.her who had called her to the
phone and sie replied that it was an
oil stock salesman, who wanted her
to accompany hrm on a business trip
through the southwest '
It was said at the undertaking es
tablishment that Wright had got in
communication with his wife's
(Cwuliuucd on Face Two, Column four.)
NEW LABOR PARTY
Refrain From Taking Positive
Stand on Question, But
' Chicago, ..Nov. 25. After several
hours of heated debate, the Labor
Party of the United States refrained
from taking a positive stand on the
prohibition question, but as a com
promise measure adopted a resolu
tion providing foV the appointment
of a special committee of three to
investigate the effect of the prohibi
tion constitutional amendment law
and report at the next annual con
vention. . ' ,
The delegates appeared to be
about evenly divided on the pro
hibition question. Representatives
of trade unions from cities wanted
the convention to -go on record
against the "dry" law, while the
party leaders and delegates from
farmers' and co-operative organiza
tions were anxious to have the body
make no declaration on the question.
A number of "wet"'delegates with
drew trom the convention because
they interpreted the action taken as
a victory for the drys.
Work of organizing the party
was completed by the adoption, of a
declaration of principles and the.
election of a national committee,
consisting of one man and one wom
an from each state. Headquarters
will be established in ,Chcago.
The organization will 'all a na
tional convention next summer to
nominate candidates for president
and and vice president. Meantime
the leaders of the movement will or
ganize in the different states. A
monthly tax of 2 cents per capita
will be levied on the membership to,
finance the party.
FOR HIGH RANSOM
Wealthy Farmers of Vera Cruz
Each Must Pay $15,000
Washington, Nov.' 25. Ten of the
wealthiest ranchers of Vera Cruzt
captured by bandits November 15,
are being held for $15,000 ransom
each, 'advices 'today from Mexico
City said. ,A number of other ranch
ers were caught at the same time
when the bandits dynamited a train,
but they were released because they
had no funds. Only the rich were
VThe amount demanded for those
in custody was exactly what ban
dits obtained from William O.
Jenkins, American consular agent4
T. C. McKenzie, American man
ager of an electric power plant at
Ciudad Camarga, Chihuahua, was
seized recently by bandits, but fedt
eral troops got him away before he
could be taken to the hills.
The new flare-up over the Mexi
can problem growing out , of the
Jenkins case was given serious con
sideration today at a meeting of the
There was no intimation as to
what this government might do in
event President Carranza refused to
answer the note from the State De
partment, demanding immediate re
lease of William O. Jenkins, con
sular agent at Puebla, held on a
charge of conniving with bandits who
kidnaped and held him for a $150,000
Fatal Results FoDow
Tuning Up Autos for
Los Angelesf Cal, Nov. 25. D.
Arthur Kennedy of San Diego, Cal.,
was killed, Page Philbrook was in-y
jured, probably fatally, and two oth
ers were hurt slightly in two acci
dents at Ascot Park here in "tun
ing up" cars for a Thanksgiving
Kennedy was a passenger in car
No. 13, recently purchased from
Eddie Hearne and given the 'hoodo
number" at its new owner's re-i
quest. The car blewv out a tire and
turned over while traveling at high
speed. Philbrook was riding in an
other car which crashed into the
Winnipeg Ubor Leaders
Will Go on Trial Today
Winnipeg. Nov. 25. Trial of eight
leaders of the general strike in Win
nipeg last spring, who arc charged
with conspiracy to commit sedition,
will begin here Wednesday. It is
expected that the case will be one
of the longest and most bitterly con
tested ever tried in Manitoba.
The crown has called 167 wit
nesses and the defense has intimated
that it will offer a mass of evidence.
It is alleged by the prosecution
that the defendants conspired to
launch the general strike to paralyze !
industry and if. possible to over
throw the government
Washington, Nov. 25. Acquittal
of Lieutenant Commander Christo-j
pher Marsden, United States naval i
reserve force, on charges growing
out of the bribery scandal in the
New York "naval district is an-i
Famous Mexican ; Insurgent
Found Guilty by Court-Martial
and Sentenced to Face
Firing Squad Immediately.
Heavy Pressure Being Brought
On Carranza to Mitigate Sen
By Supreme Court Appeal.
Juarez, Mex., Nov. 25. Gen. Fe
lipe Angeles and his two compan
ions, Maj. Nestor Enciso de Arce
and Soldier Antonia Trillo, captured
near Parral, Chihuahua, November
15 by Maj. Cabino Sandoval, were-
found guilty by a court-martial at
Chihuahua City Tuesday morning
and sentenced to be shot at noon,
according to information received
by Judge Gonzales Medina of the
Mexican federal court here.
The sentence was not carried out,
it was said,, because the attorneys
fpr Angeles appealed to the federal
court at ' Juarez and the supreme
court of Mexico at Mexico City for
a stay of execution by applying for
a writ of habeas corpus.
The Juarez court denied the ap
peal. It was said by court officials that if
the court grants the application it
simply means that court will only
review the proceedings of the court
martial, and that i no errors are
found it will mean carrying out of
the sentence, unless Carranza inter
venes. Carranza already has many
petitions seeking clemency for Gen
xnai leasts au my. ; A
General Angeles, intellectual lead
er of the Yillista, movement and
famous throughout the world as an
artillery expert, went to trial yester
day morning on a charge of collu
sion against the Carranza . govern
ment. The trial lasted throughout
the day. .
For three hours General Angeles
faced the military court of four
Carranza generals, and defended the
actions of himself and his com
panions. Two of the four men cap
tured with him already had been
executed by Carranza soldiers. The
soldier, Trillo, on trial with Angeles,
is but 17 years old.
Couriersbrought the story of the
trial to the border tonight. At
tempts to obtain telegraphic infor
mation failed. The couriers, how
ever, left Chihuahua before sentence
During his address to the court,
General Angeles praised America
and Americans. In this connection
he was reported to have said: '
"The Mexican people always have
viewed with dislike- and apprehen
sion the great American nation; al
ways being brought up to "believe
their powenul neighbors are harbor
ing thoughts of our conquest. Noth
ing is more erroneous. '
"Otrr great neighboring nation,
headed by its reat president," Mr.
Wilson, has alreadv only the kind
est feelings for us and our welfare.
It is often said here that the Ameri
can army is' a nonentity. Though
true that its former army was of
little importance, its present army
is one of the greatest m existence.
It embodies all of the flower and
young, clean blood of the nation."
v Details of Capture.
Details of the capture of Angeles
reached here tonight After learn
ing that General Angeles, accom,
panied by 16 men, was operating
among the hills of Noncava, Chihua
hua, Gabino Sandoval, chief of the
home guards, at Valle de Olivos,
left Huoiotitlan, November 8, ac
companied by 40 volunteers, to pur
sue the Villa leader. After search
ing for six days and descending to
the Arrovo of San Tome, the pur
suers discovered the Angeles party
in a cave. Tlie loyal forces ex
changed shots with the, rebels for
about 15 minutes and during the
encounter Angeles and four others
managed to escape, taking refuge
in a hill that faces San Toma. When
the home guards reached the cave
where th followers of Angeles had
been hiding they found five of the
latter dead, and captured five guns,
seven horses and a quantity of corn,
beans and meat. The guards also
took Jose Holguin Munoz prisoner.
Pick Up Scent Again.;
Immediately the home guards
continued the pursuit of the rebels
that had escaped, following; the
trail until the next day when, ar
riving at the ranch of the Peach,
they picked up the scent again and
reached the hill of Moras . at 4
o'clock in the afternoon. Here they
found Angeles and his companions,
who thought themselves safe from
pursuit. Upon learning of the pres
ence of Sandoval and his troops,,
they made brief resistance, then
tried flight for about one kilometer,
fighting as they ran, but were finally
overtaken. The state "troops re
turned to Parral with their prison
ers, reaching that city at noon of
November 19. .
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' MAIN WORKINGS
OF LARGE MINE
North Dakota Lignite Plant
Total Loss Reds May Have
Wilson, N. D., Nov, 25. The
main workings of the Typple mine
here, one of the largest in North
Dakota, were destroyed by fire of a
mysterious origin . Tuesday. ' The
loss "will run" into thousands of dol
lars ' and '300 men will be thrown
out of work and the daily produc
tion of 1,500 tons of lignite coal
stopped indefinitely. ;
: Late tonight a crew of men was
engaged in an effort to prevent the
fire from igniting the "huge beds o(
coal undertwam the main workings.
The' blaze was discovered shortly
after the night watchman had made
his rounds at 7, p. m.
The mine, which is owned by the
Washburn Lignite Coal ' company,
was one of those taken over by th
state recently under Governor braz
ier's declaration of martial Jaw but
had been returned to the company
through va court order.
After the mine vas returned the
300 miners who had been on strike
voted to Return to work, despite the
efforts, it is said, of alleged "red"
agitators to prevent them from do
ing so. ,
Whether "reds" had anything to
do with the fire, was not known, but
officials of the company declared
there was no fire of any kind in the
workings that might have caused
the blaze. -
Quantity of Chemicals
For Making Explosive
Found in "Red Den"
New York, Nov. 25. A large
quantity of chemicals which could
easily be converted into explosives,
were found in a secret room in the
headquarters of the United Russian
Workers in East Fifteenth street,
by detectives attached to the bomb
squad. One bottle was labeled 'T.
' The detectives .who made the raids
were armed witn federal warrants
for several men connected with- the
organisation, but none of them were
found and no arrests were made. -
While sounding the wall of the
room, in the rear of . theparlor, a
detective found a door leading into
the secret room in which the chem
icals were concealed. On' a table
there were 50 or 60 small bottles
containing the chemicals.
The bureau of mines in Washing
ton will be asked to send a repre
sentative to examine'the chemicals.
The detectives found three large
books containing names thought to
be the membership roll of the br
ganization as well as several copies
of Bread and Freedom, a Russian
Soviet Agent Admits He
Paid $1,000 to Former
Collector of N. Y- Po t
New York, Nov. 25. Ludwig
C. A. K. Martens, who calls himself
ambassador of the soviet govern
ment ot Russia, admitted that he
paid Dudley Field Malone, former
collector of the port of New York,
$1,000 September 12 "for nelp in a
commercial transaction." He told
the joint legislative committee in
vestigating radioal activities that, it
was for advice in trying to arrange
a $9,500,000 shipment of boots,
meats and chemicals to be paid for
on delivery in Petrograd.
Chicago Police Rate Capture
Of Criminal Band as One of
The Greatest Achievements
Of . the Department,
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LEADERS' FLIMSY PLOT
LEADS TO DOWNFALL
Southside Chicago Underworld
Clique Admits Many Crimes
After One Member Is Ar
rested and Makes Confession.
' Kreisler May Play.
Worcester, Mass., Nov. 25. The
license board, after a public hearing,
refused to revoke the license far the
concert in which Fritz Kreisler, for
mer Austrian army officer, is to ap
pear here Tuesday night.
Chicago, Nov. 25. Eight more
murders, bringing the total to 12,
are confessed by the Cardinella
Campioni gang, "blackhand" bandits
of the south side underworld.
Police ,say most of the victims
were killed when they attempted to
The capture of the gang is rated
as one of the police department's
A flimsy plot on the part of lead
ers led to the downfall of the gang.
Victim of a poolroom holdup told
police that a young Italian named
Thomas Errico was- unmolested by
the three bandits who rDbbed the
Secure Confession. '
Detectives arrested Errico and se
cured a confession. He was a new
recruit and acted as "advance
agent" His duty, he said, was to
go into the place and look things
over. During the robbery, in which
one man was killed when he offered
resistance, Errico's pals did not go
through his pockets,, though he pre
tended to be an inmate of the place
and stood with hands up.
Members of the gang, police say,
declare that Santo Orlando, one-
Itime leaderof 4ke.i-.cUque-i whose1
body, with 14 bullet wounds, wjs
found floating in the drainage canal,
was slain because he was "double
crossing" his "pals." . -w ,
Sixteen detectives armed with
rifles covered every window of the
home, of Frank Campior.i," former
leader of the gang, and arrested him
without a fight. The home was a
regular arsenal. ,
150 Persons Arrested.
, Among the approximately 150
persons . arrested as a result
of the' crime wave that swept
Chicago in the past three days,
in which holdups, 1 automobile
thefts and safe blowings' followed
in rapid sequence, 16 men, were in
city jails charged with implication
in 100 saloon, pool room Snd
street holdups, and 150 house bur
glaries. , Members of the band con
fessed to more than 250, crimes, po
lice asserted. x
' Robberies FalLOff.
Reported robberies last night
showed a falling off from the two
previous nights. Street lights glowed
despite the threatened coal- short
age here, after John J. Garrity, chief
of "police, said the orgy of crime
Saturday and Sunday ' nights was
due in part to street illumniation
being cut off as a coal conservation
In connection with the arrest of
the band of 17, police said it be
came known a crime college was
operated with a crooked dice game
by which the leader defrauded his
foHowers of their earnings after
they had graduated, and a thriving
"blackhand" business, operated as
a sort of side line.
Robbery Get $5,000
From Gamblers and
$10,000 From Bank
Denver. Nov. 25. Two masked
men early this morning entered a
gambling house here lined up 30
players at the point of a gun and
The men were lined up with their
faces to the wall Nwhile the bandits
searched their pockets. One of the
players slipped diamond rings worth
$1,000-in a coal bucket and they
were overlooked by the bandits.
x McKinney, Kan., Nov. 25. The
Guaranty State bank at ' Murpliy,
Collin county, was robbed last night,
according to word received here to
day. It was reported the robbers
obtained $10,000. "
Pershing Leaves Capital
On Tour December 3
Washington, Nov. 25. General
Pershing will leave Washington De
cember 3 to begin his nation-wide in
spectioit of the military resources of
the country. He will visit the south
eastern department, then go to the
southern department, visiting the
district adjacent to the Mexican
Whittier, Cal., Nov. 25. Rev.
John Henry Douglas, evangelist of
the Friends church, died here. He
was 87 years old. He eft a widow,
who was his bride 00 years ago, one
son, and a daughter.
GET COAL TO RUN
SHORT TIME YET:
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Federal Manager of U. P. Rail
, road Diverts v 200 Cars .
For Use of City.
E. E. Calvin, federal manager of
the Union Pacific railroad, an
nounced last night that he would
divert 200 cars of Wyoming v coal,
which had been held in reserve by
the railroad, to Omaha.
Mr. Calvin said he was not over
looking the danger of his railroad
running short, but felt that Omaha
was in greater need of the coal than
any other place in the country. The
coal is expected to arrive by Mon
day or Tuesday. .
As a result of Mr. Calvin's an
nouncement, H. L. Snyder, acting
chairman of the terminal coal com
mittee, said the contemplated clos
ing of industries of the city would
be postponed for a time at least.
The committee, announced - that all
coal on hand and in sight for the
next six days totaled only 363 cars,
domestic and steam, This amount
would not have supplied apartment
houses, hotels and hospitals more
than a week, according to estimates.
"We had fully intended to order
all industries closed next Friday,"
said Mr. Snyder. "The diversion of
200 cars here will greatly relieve the
situation. Of course, it . will not
make the situation safe, for a city
of Omaha's size will consume that
amount in short time."
Plans to curtail street car service
have also been 'dropped for the
time, Mr. Snyder said. He still
urges everybody to save coal and
walk to work whenever possible,
- COAL PRICES IS
DUE THE PUBLIC
McAdoo Thinks American Peo
ple Should Be Told Profits
Of Bituminous Operators.
Nfpw Yni-lr Unf. 2,. A showdow
on profits' by, bituminous operators
is neeaea lor- me American peopic
to form a just opinion on the coal
;n3finn William ft. McAdoo. form
er secretary of the tresury, declared
luesday. , - '
Mr. McAdoo's- statement was
made after he had read an Assoc!
ated Press dispatch from Washing
flu. cnhctatlrp nf th(
IVH ' ' ' " O ..... ' i . . "
open telegram addressed to him by
the operators, criticizing mm tor in
jecting" himself into the "wage con
"The question is whether or not
the operators are making excessive
profits," his statement said. ."Their
income tax returns niea unaer oam
will give an understanding of the
truth and the facts. If they are
mnVcino' excessive orofits. as they
were clearlv inakincr in 1917. then
any increase of wages that may be
made to -the miners should not be
na.isil mi in th nnhlic in the form
pa.cvv. v... v ..... , - --
of increased prices tor coai. a suow-
down will enable met Amerrcan
people to form a just opinion.
Discuss the Possibility
Of Strike December 1
Chicago, Nov. 25. Reports that
national leaders of the four railway
brotherhoods in session at Cleveland
were holding secret discussions as to
whether a strike of railway workers
in the United States should be called
by December 1 and which gained
wide circulation and 1 considerable
r-rerlonr in Chicaco railwav union
circles were denied by W. G. Lee,
president ot tne crotneinooa or
Udilwi.. Trainmpn and bv Timothv
Shea, acting president of the Broth
erhood Ot fireman ana tnginemen.
Mr. Lee admitted having received
a telegram from the Kansas City
local saying that the trainmen and
the yardmen there had decided to
strike Wednesday and that "he had
..rorn.il fliem that if thev thonclit
they were "bigger than the United
States government ne naa no aa-
Knowledge of the Kansas City
situation and of similar pressure
from other locals is what gave im
petus to the reports which spread
so rapidly here.
Announce That Fuel 'Adminis
trator Advocates "A Fair and
Sound Basis for Settlement
Of Wage Controversy."
TAKE EXCEPTION TO "
FIGURES OF WILSON
Expect Success of Motor
Company if Left Alone
Chicago, Nov. 25. The Pan Motor
company of St. Cloud, Minn., will
yet be a success if outside influences
are not allowed to destroy it, ac
cording to G. E. Hanscom. one of
the directors, who with 12 other of
ficials of the company is on trial for
using the mails to 'defraud in con
nection with stock selling opera
tions. "We are going to get this lawsuit
out of the way beTore we go ahead
on an increased program of produc
tion," he told the court. "I believe
that we can make a success if out
side influences .are not allowed to
disturb it." '
To Deport Berkman.
Washington, Nov. 25. The immi
gration bureau's recommendation
that Alexander Berkman. by his own
admission an anarchist, be deported
was approved by the Department of
Cabinet Fails to Agree on
Plan to Settle Strike After,
Day's Session tTo Resume ;
Washington, Nov. 25. The oper!
ators of "the, central competitive
field tonight announced that they
were "in complete accord with the
principles stated by Dr. Garfield as
a fair and sound basis for a settte-".
ment of the present wage contro
versy." -v .
The comparative figures submit"
ted by Secretary Wilson were char
acterized as "misrepresentative and "
misleading" in that he left out of ,
consideration all machine miners
and all day laborers. Machine min
ers now constitute over 80 per cenV,
of the miners employed in the cen-
tral territory, according to the
statement, and men not paid on a
tonnage basis comprise 40 per cent
of the total employes of the central
field. ' ,; . i
Dr. Garfield's statement that "the
average total increase in pay over,
the 1913 base, which was the base
considered in 1917," should not ex
ceed the present average increase in.
the cost of living over the same '
basis," was interpreted by the oper
ators to mean that due weight
should be given the day laborers as
well as the men who mine the coal.
Oivthis basis "the present wage
scale represents an average Jvance
of 58 perT ceht over the "scale irt
effect in 1913," the statement said.
This average was computed from
the 49 per cent increase to machine
miners and the 76 per cent advance
to other employes. . - ; k
Cabinet in Deadlock.
Like the miners and operators,:
President Wilson's cabinet tonight
seemed hopelessly deadlocked on the
question of wage increase in "the
bituminous coal industry, , : r
After a six-hour session the xabi
net, which took up the wage scale
agreement where operators and
miners, left off last -week, adjourned
until tomorrow when another at
tempt, with the aid of Fuel Amin
istrator Garfield, will be made to
agree upon a pay scale that will
satisfy the mine workers and owners
and the people in all sections of the
country,- who are clamoring for
normal production of coal. .
The proper basis of calculating
the proposed wage advance, and the
ratio of dividing the consequent in-'
crease in cost of production of coal
between the operator and the public
are understood to have been the
points of difference among the cabw
net . members. Dr. Garfield, who
took a leading part in discussions,
took issue with Secretary of .Labor
Wilson as to the method of apply
ing the figures accepted by both.
No Statement Made.
No statement was forthcoming
after the meeting except an an
nouncement by Dr. Garfield that the
cabinet would meet again tomorrow1
and that he would not see either the
miners or operators meanwhile. .
we declined to say whether prog
ress had been iade, buf one mem
ber of the cabinet declared prospects
of an agreement were "not hope-
Secretary Wilson's estimate thn
the cost of living haj increased 79
per cent over 1914 was accepted, it
was understood, but a difference of
opinion arose as to the application
of this and other figurds in comput
ing an increase in wages.
Secretary Glass said tonight that'
he might have "some very inter
esting hgures tomorrow," emphasiz
ing that they had fceen compiled for
the public and not for the cabinet
He' declined to say whether they
were the income tax returns received
by the Treasury department on ex
cess profits from the coal industry.
Discuss McAdoo Charge."
Significance was attached to this
announcement in view of the iart
that the amount of profit made by
the coal companies during the last
two years and the percentage of in
crease in any possible wage advance
which the operators might be asked
to bear, have been the most bitterly
disputed points in the controversy.
The statements of former Secre-'
tary of the . Treasury McAdoo.
charging that some of the coal con
cerns made enormous . profits dur
ing his incumbency came -in for dis
cussion at the cabinet meeting, it
was learned, but no one would say
what form the discussion took.
Ihe Lever food control act wis
not mentioned at the meeting, it was
said. Owing to the time consumed
on other matters, it was not be
lieved the cabinet discussed method
of enforcing its decision in case the
verdict should not be acceptable tc
workers or mine owners.
Director General Hines attended
(Continued oa rje Two, Column ThM)
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