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"THE VELVET HAMMER" TAPS THE FADS AND FOIBLES OF OUR OWN WELL-KNOWNS.
CHURCH PAYS TAX ON
300 GALLONS OF WINE.
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. That the
closely locked cellar with its supply
of bottles bearing government reve
tue Stamps is to be found in
churches as well is homes since pro
hibition became effective, is indi
cated in a report received by Col
lector of Internal Revenue Carter
that a Los Angeles church has a
supply of 300 gallons of wine for
sacramental purposes. The church
has a membership of 600.
FILM DOG AND PET
PIG DIE IN FIRE. .
I.os Angeles, Dec. 7. Scotty, the
little Airedale dog you saw drawing
Ma"ry Pickford around in a cart in
her recent "Pollyanna" picture, was
burned to death "in a $15,000 fire-in
the Robert Brunton motion picture
A mother pig, which appeared re
cently in "The World loves the
Irish" and "The Sagebrushes," also
perished, after she had made four
-trips back into the burning "farm"
to rescue; her ljtter of pigs-.
Each time she toddled out carry
ing one baby pig in her mouth.
Finally, before she could rescue all
her little-bnes, she fell exhausted
and was burned so seriously that she
had to be killed.
MOTHER OFFERS TO KILL
CHILDREN TO RENT HOME.
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. As an in
ducement to a landlord who might
consent to rent her a four or jive
room house. Mrs. J. P. Silverwood
in an advertisement offers to'drown
her three children if the landlord
ohjects to them.
Explaining her ad Mrs. Silver
wood said today:
' "I would greatly dislike to drown ,
my children. I am so attached to
thein. But what is one to do?"
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OMAHA, MONDAY, r DECEMBER 8, 1919.
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Omaha Heartened by News of
Possible Settlement at
Tuesday, Takes No Chances.
WILL ANNOUNCE MORE
Two Hours, 1:30 to 3;30. Set
Aside ' for Business Men
Wanting Coal and Making
Striker Mobs Free Prisoners
In Jails and Cause Riots
That Result in Some Deaths
Mantua, Italy, Overrun By Lawless Elements Which
Drink Wine in Depot Restaurant, Tear Up Rails
to Prevent Trains from Entering, Wreck Station and
Cause Other Disorders in Which Eight Die.
WIFE IN STORE.
Chicago'. Dec. 7. Mrs. . Bessie
Costa, 1003 S. Campbell avenue, was
shot and killed by her husband,
riiilip Costa, in the store belonging
to her parents Saturday. Costa es
caped after the shooting.
Mrs. Costa was waiting on a cus
tomer when her husband .entered.
He called her to the rear. of
store and they quarreled.
Mrs. C Walton, mother, of Mrs.
Costa, who was in a room back of
the store, heard a shot. She ran in
r.nd found her daughter lying
wounded on the' floor. Costa ran
out the front door of the store and
' lied across a vacant lot.
The Castas had been separated
several months. The police learned
that before the husband shot his
wife he made futile plas to be taken
back, threateninr; suicide. The po
lice believe he may have attempted
Miicide after his escape.
RESTAURANT SPOONING .
ANNOYS" LONDON EDITOR.
London, Dec. 7. "Alarming be
havior" in a fashionable grill room
prompted nr -London-editor tcr writ:
"The hordes of overdressed, war
profiteers who at present are swarm
ing in the leading West End restau
rants probably cannot be expected to
know the manners and customs of
London society, 'but it is to be hoped
that the custom of energetic wooing
in public which some of them are
introducing will not become uni
COST OWNERS $5 EACH.
1 New York, Dec. 7. When a goat's
appetite suddenly shifts from -tin
cans and-discarded kitchenware to
the more easily digestible and ex
travagant foodstuffs, such as im
maculate linens and newly laundered
woollens, persons who have clothes
lines in district where the ruminants
habitate begin to see life in a more
vserious aspect. ,
4 Kings County hospital is in one ot
the neighborhoods and after almost
every William and Nanette there
abouts had partaken of several tables
d'hote a la cafeteria at the expense
of the institution's clothes line, the
officers complained to the police of
the Snyder avenue station. Hence
there was a goat day in Flatbush
court, where four goat owners were
arraigned. , '
- All Were fined $5. ( ,
TAX TO END CROW
OF MR. CHANTECLER.
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. Can a
, rooster be kept from crowing?
The Los Angeles city council has
tackled the problem and promises
to solve it by taxing every rooster.
Here's the idea: Taxes are ex
pensive. If the ordinance is passed,
the expense wilPbe too -great for
many people who now own auto
matic alarm clocks. They will then
kill or dispose of the roosters. Then
all can sleep. Very simple.
' Omaha was heartened . yesterday
by news received from Washington
indicating that a meeting of the ex-
M ine Workers, at Indianapolis Tues
day afternoon, may result in a re-
j sumption of coal oroduction.
I Members of the terminal coal
i committee did , not conceal their
I optimism over the outlook, but they
the i also are being moved by a grim de
termination to carry Uinaha and
Council Bluffs through the emer
gency until relief is in sight.
More Restrictions Today.
The committee will meet again to
day to determine what further re
strictions Omaha will be asked to
observe this week to meet present
conditions. More restrictions will
be necessary, for the coal committee
must take cognizance of the situa
tion as it actually exists from day
"The men. must dig, the coal out
of, the grotind before we can think
of relief.'" was the terse manner in
which W. D. Hosford, member of
the coal committee, expressed him
self. . . '
Speculating, however, on the prob-J
, ; , . r r .' TMJ!nni
apolis Tuesday afternoon, members
of the coal committee explained that
even if coal production should , be
resumed , this week, a period of 10
day to two weeks must elapse be
fore Oinaha would begin to expe
rience an appreciable sense of relief.
Right of Way; to Coaf.
Omaha receives the bulk of its
coal supplv from Wyoming, Kansas,
lllinois.and Missouri and it is under
stood in official circles that when
normal mining conditions have been
restored coal will be given preferred
riarht of wav on" the transportation-
-lines until industries have been pro
In any event, the local coal com
mittee, as announced in its state
ment yesterday, will ask Omahans
to renew their efforts of co-operation
for the general public welfare. The
committee is taking reasonable
measures to enforce its orders in
Omaha and Councit Bluffs.
, Two Interview Hours.
The committee has set aside two
hours every afternoon, 1:30 to 3:30,
to receive citizens who have mat
ters which should properly be
brought by personal interviews. '
Public statements will be issued
every day at 9 a. m., giving a resume
of the situation.
State officials and the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce are support
ing an effort to. have the United
States fuel administration take over
the control of fuel oil. . ;
. The Nebraska Power company,
street railway company, packing
plants and other industries have in
stalled oil burners and nave reduced
the consumption of coal thousands
The Council Blud Chamber of
Commerce is taking up the wood
cutting idea seriously. A contingent
of volunteer Wood choppers
start this morning to work in
woodlands near the Bluffs.
Rome, Dec. 7. Eight persons nre
dead and 42 others are known to
have been wennded as a result of
-the wild rioting Wednesday and
Thursday at Mantua, where mobs
terrorized the city.
The rioters attacked t the small
garrison, cut telegraph' and tele
phone communication, stopped rail
way traffic, raided - arms shops,
burned prisons, freeing all sorts oi
criminals, and held the' police and
soldiers at bay until fresh troops
and carabineers ; arrived with riia
ehine guns and occupied the city
militarily; - r
The troops finally esTablished or-
' der Thursday night.
Lawless -Join Strikers.
The Girnale d'ltalia, says the
Mantua chamber , of labor author
ized a strike without excesses. The
disorders were begun by 500 strikers
who wer- speedily joineif by, the
lawless clement under the direction
The crowds stormed tlie military
barracks and fired on the garrison.
The soldiers discouraged the, at
tack by firing iuti the air. At the
suggestion of some of the extremist
SCHOOL HEAD CALLED
"STEWED" ASKS $20,000.
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. Prof. C. W.
Baker, district superintendent of the
Watts public schools, has sued for
$J0,UUU damages arising irum
alleged declaration of Mrs. Eliza
beth Miller of Watts that, he was
Professor Baker charged that
Mrs. Miller said to a neighbor, Mrs.
Anna M. Gartley:
"Are you looking for your beault
'ul professor? Well. I saw him a
few minutes ago on the street and
he was stewed."
"I haven't taken anything stronger
han soda pop for 36 years, Pro
fessor Baker said. "My work de
pends on my sobriety. At the date
in question I was suffering from in
fluenza and was in a weak condi
tion." , '
ASK FOR REBIRTH.
Sacramento, Dec 7. Application
for rebirth certificas has been
made by four Jormer California sol
diers who are officially dead, but ac
tually very much alive.
The veterans have written to
Adjutant General J. J. Borree thank
ing him for theUestimonials of valor
which came with their golden scrolls
but lamenting, the fact that they
are listed as dead and have no rights
of citizenship. . , .
They ask that they be fully rein
stated "here below.", .
Senora Angeles Joins
Unknowing He Waits
New York, Dec. 7. Senora Felipe
Angeles, wife of the Mexican revo
lutionary leader, recently executed
by Carranza troops, flied Sunday
without having been informed of her
-husband's arrest and death. She
came here from i'aso three
months ago suffering from nervous
exhaustion caused by fear for her
husband's safety and gradually grew
At the time of General Angeles'
execution, her condition was so
feeble that her friends deemed it
inadvisable to give her the news, ind
she remained in ignorance to the
end. She leaves four children.
Senora Angeles was 43 years old.
Colorado Legislature to
Ratify Suffrage Today
Denver, Colo., Dec. 7. The Colo
rado legislature will convene Mon
day noon in special session to ratify
the woman's suffrage amendment
and act on resolutions of Go'vernor
Shoup foi anti-radical laws, emer
gency appropriations and an anti
automobile theft li -1 ".
leaders the mob moved on to the
railway station and seize-! the res
taurant, where they feasted and
drank wine. Those of the rioters,
unable to enter the restaurant, were
incensed when' the men inside
poured wine upon the floo until it
flowed into the street.
Building Is Wrecked.
The rat's were torn up to prevent
trains from entering or leaving the
station and the Jmilding itself wis
badly wrecked. At the suggestion,
"Let. us burn the jail's and free the
prisoners,' 'the mob moved to the
prisons,-overcame the guards and
ordered the astonished prisoners
out, telling- them a revolution had
come andthey were fre'e.
' The men released were all being
held for common crimes. Those un
able to obtaiucivilian clothes turned
their striped uniforms inside out so
as to be less conspicuous. They were
given .arms seized from soldiers or
taken from the looted arms shops.
The proprietor of one of the arms
shops raided by the mob took refuge
i:'a room behind the hop and was
burned to deajh in the fire the mob
set' after- taking all the guns in the
HOME AND ABUSE
WOMAN IN BATH
Husband Complains of Unex
plained Action of Four
Detectives. " -
1 Four cUy detectives ransacked the
home - of Nels A. Nealeen, 3523
Patrick avenue, Saturday night while
Mrs, Nealeen was in bed, and heaped
abuses-iipou. Mr. - Nealeen - and
Adolph Paulson, a roonief 'at the
Nealeen home, : according td com
plaints of the family.
Detectives', Stolley, Sutton and
Knudtson and a deputy sheriff sur
rounded the Nea!een home with
drawn guns at 8:30 Saturday night,
two hours after a hold-up had been
reported in that vicinity.
Wife Taking Bath.
" While Mrs. Nealeen was taking a
bath, she noticed figures of men with
drawn guns skulking about the
house, she said. She screamed and
called for her husband. Mr. Nealeen
then ansvered at, the rear door only
to peer into the muzzles of guns in
the hands of the two men, who later
were learned to be detectives, Mr.
Mrs. Nealeen was forced to stay in
(Continued on Fags Two, Column Five.)
Arrest 13 Policemen
On Charge of Murder;
$40,000Bail for Each
Franklinton," La., Dec. 7. Thir
teen policemen who were members
of the posse who killed four labor
leaders in Bogalusa, November 22,
in a battle over the attempted arrest
of a negro labor leader, have been
arrested oiuthe charge of murder,
brought here and placed in jail and
later released on a bail of $40,000
Affidavits, charging the men with
murder were sworn out by Jim Wjll
iams, brother of Lum Williams, one
of the labor leaders killed. , Among
those charged was Jules Le Blanc,
former United, States army captain,
who, while serving with. the others
as special deputy, was wounded in
the arm during the battle.
Each man was charged with kill
ing the four labor leaders. One hun
dred and thirty men signed bail,
which totaled $520,000. ' Regular
army troops still are in Bogalusa.
Yanks From Siberia
Issue Their Warning
San Francisco, . Dec. 7. Eleven
hundred American soldiers' arrived
from Siberia on the transport Sheri
dan, A sign on the snip's side read:
"Bolshevists, beware! We are
coming home to join the American
Cold Wave Approaching
Rocky Mountain Region
Denver, Colo., Dec. 7. A cold
wave is, sweeping down upon the
Rocky mountain region tonight. A
heavy snow was predicted for Utah
and snow has been falling a greater
part of the day in Wyoming and
parts of Colorado. The snow belt,
according to the local weather bu
reau, will extend as far south as Ari
zona. The storm is bringing temper
atures of 5 to 35 degrees.below zero
to the northern plains states. A;
From 7Jast night till 10. the mei
cury in Omaha dropped 1 degrees
an hour. After "10 it continued to
drop, but did so slowly.
IN BUTTE, MONT.
Poor Families Supplied With
Fuel by Destruction o)
Butte, Mont, Dec. 7. In the
rrndst of the coldest weather in 30
years, Butte is virtually without coal.
In addition, thousands are out of
work as a-result -ofHfidustriaf shut
downs, due to the coal shortage, and
many families are in want.
For several days the- poorer dis
tricts of fhe city have been supplied
with fuel by destruction of old
wooden buildings dating back to
Butte's early days, but this source is
exhausted. Boy Scouts in a canvass
of the city obtained 800 pounds of
coal, which were distributed in small
lots where most needed. Other
available coal supplies were distrib
uted in like manner.
The city fuel administration and a
general citizens' committee is con
templating establishment of. soup
kitchens to stipply the needy with
food. The city council has author
ized Mayor W. T. Stoddcn to set
aside an emergency fund to provide
for hundreds of metal miners!, fam
ilies in dire straits.
Unless Butte at oncq receives coal
shipments expected from Utah the
situation will be desperate.
Vestry Refuses to
x Accept Resignation
Of Rev. Dr. Mackay
Word was given out yesterday
that at a meeting of the bishop and
vestry of All Saints the resignation
of Rev. T. J. Mackay, the rector,
was not accepted, the resignation
having been proffeTed on account of
The day before Thanksgiving, Dr.
Mackay was made' a present of a
purse of $8,500, contributed by
friends and church members, later
contributions having been expected
to raise the amount to $10,000.
German Minister of Defense
Says Limit Has Been Reach-
ed and Allies May Do As
"PEACE NOW PRESENTED
PROLONGATION OF WAR"
Charges Britain and France
Working Up V Opinion in
Their Countries to Cripple
Germany Still Further.
London. Dec. 7. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Gustave Noske, min
ister of defense, is determined not to
sign the peace protocol handed Ger
many by the entente, and is resolved
to recommend that the government
adopt His attitude, come what may.
according to an interview with
Noske, . .
"I cannot speak for the whole gov
ernment because it has not yet come
to a decision,'' said Noske. "But I
snail recummcna a retusal to sign
the neace treaty protocol."
"The limit has long been reached.
Let the allies occupy the country if
they like. The peace now presented
to us is not a peace', but a prolonga
tion of the war.
"If we received such a treaty the
German nation would rise up and
avenge itselt upon the men who
signed it, and it would be right..
Great Britain and France are delib
erately planning the destruction of
Germany. Ail the confidence I ever
had in the pledges of the allies is
ChargvDeceit and Trickery.
"By deceit and trickery the Brit
ish and French governments are
working up opinion in their coun
tries to cripple Germany still fur
ther beyontT the. crushing effect of
the first treaty. We have yielded
too often and now must resist. Let
the allies do what they please."
Asked whether he would resign if
the remainder of the government de
cided to accept the allied terms.
Noske replied that he could not say
what he would do a week hence, but
that his present position had been
deliberately adopted and was un
The correspondent says that, al
though Noske carefully emphasized
that he was only defining his own
position, his words agreed with the
mentions ascribed to the other
! members of the cabinet.
The two straws which Noske rep
resents as having broken the back
of German endurance, says the cor
lespOndent, are the demand for dock
and harbor material and the pro
tocol empowering the allies to en
force the execution of the peace
treaty. The correspondent says that
during his talk with Noske he sug
gested that if the Germans had not
sunk the warships in the Scapa Flow
the demand of the allies for tugs
(Conttwnpd on Page Two, Column Six)
Gary Refuses to Deal .
' With Church Arbiters
In Steel Men's Strike
Chicago, '.Dec. 7. John Fitz
patrick, chairman of the national
cimmittee for organizing steel work
ers, in an address at a labor meet
ing, said the fnterchurch World
Movement had been appealed to and
oi behalf of the strikers had sent a
committee to E. H., Gary, chairman
of the United States Steel corpora
tion. Fitzpatrick said the committee
had been told to disregard the orig
inal demands and try to obtain "a
just settlement," but that Mr. Gary
Had refused to deal with it.
Report Mexican Doctor .
Discovers Typhus Cure
Laredo, Tex., Dec. 7. El Uni
versal of Mexico City, a copy of
which reached here, announces that
Dr. Benito Sanches of Mexico City
has discovered a serum .that cures
typhus within 48 hours. The dis
covery, the newspaper adds, "has
caused a great sensatiqn."
Town of Nitro Sold.
"Washington. Dec. 7. Sale-of the
texplosive plant at Nitno, West Vir
ginia, to the Uiarlesjon twest vir
dinia) Industrial corporation for
$8,551,000, is annouriced by the War
department. The plant and Jown
(Ost the government approximately
?75,Otlp,000 4 ,
McCook Hotel Burns; -Guests
. Escape, But
McCook, Neb.. Dec. 7. (Special.)
The Commercial hotel of this city,
with its contents, was entirely de
stroyed by fire at 3 o'clock this
morning. The hotel was filled with
guests. All escaped without injury,
although some loss of belongings :s
reported. The loss will reach $10,000,
with a fair amount of insurance. The
Commercial hotel is McCooks pio
neer hostelry and is the property of
Mrs. Rex Scott. ' ,
Toca Cabinet in Spain
To Resign in Body
i Madrid, Dec. 7. King Alfonso
will be handed the resignation of the
whole Toca cabinet when he returns
from his curtailed hunting trip, prob
ably on Monday. The cabinet held
.t meeting following the- action- of
General Covaro, minister of war,
who resigned after the cabinet pub
lished the decision of the court of
honor calling upon 23 officers to
leave the army.
The talk in Madrid fs of a new
conservative cabinet under the pre
miership of some neutral.
The socialist deputies have an
nounced' their determination, if a
military 'government Tcplaces the
Toca cabinet, to call a general strike
Canada Makes Additional
Curtailment of Trains
Montreal, Dec. 7. Thirty-five ad
ditional passenger trains, including
the crack transcontinental limited pi
the Canadian Pacific railway, hairi
been discontinud because of the
cyal shortage in Canada, due to the
American coal strike. Th? late'st cut
in tfain service will Effect, a. saving
of 5.000, tons 'of coal per month, ac
cording td the Railway Association
of Canada. .
. The total reduction of passenger
service in the Dominion to date, as
a result of the coal strike, amounts
to 324,000 passenger train miles ier
month, it is declared.
Dressed Up, No Place To Go,
Omaha Sunday Js Just Like
Philadelphia, Says Visitor
However, People Who Go to Church Only on Sunday,
or "Just Visiting," or Stay at Home, Failed to
Notice Difference Skating at Parks, but Down
town Streets Like Deserted Canons.
Well, sir, it was rather a "funny"
Sunday, wasn't it- yesterday ?
No theaters, no moving pictures,
no dance halls open, cigar and candy
stores and soda fountains open only
a short time, and street ca' service
''All ' dressed up and n.j place to
go," was "pulled ' by the girls and
boys of the "younger set" about a
million times yesterday.
This, of course, was chiefly among
the Sunday devotees of the screen,
the stage and jazz. The folks who
just go visiting or o church on Sun
day didn't notice any particular
emptiness in their day.
But even among those who are
accustomed- to the public amuse
ments there was a quick readjust
ment to conditions.
There .was skating, for instance.
The weather man had kindly low
ered the temperature just to the
right point to keep the ;ce hard in
the parks and on Carter lnke.
Every sheet of ice had its crowd
of merry gliding, tumbling figures.
The snowwas cleared otf of spaces
large enough to furnish good skat
And there was . coasting. Say,
boy, did you. see -the big girls
screaming as x the "traveler" went
gliding down that long hill on
VA11 over town the youngsters from
3 years old to 73 were gliding down
theliills on sleds of suntfry kinds
and then trudging tip again.
It takes a lot of cold and snow to
freeze out the well known gasoline
chariots. And though the snow
upon the streets and boulevards wa
deep in many places, the wheels of
the chugg-chugg buggies were whirl
ing merrily, taking folks to the skat
ing rinks and the choice coasting
hills and out to see Sister Sue and
Brother ;Bill and and to churdi.
Oh, it was far from a dull clay,
even though Mary Pickford and
Charlie Chaplin and Norma Tal
madgc and Bill Hart slumbered si
lently in their tin -boxes and the
screens, where they are accustomed
to dove,, and hate, and laugh, and
cry Vere-dark. .
Omahans a Happy People.
You can't keep happy people from
having a fairly good time under all
circumstances. There was a longer
lingering over the Sunday papers, a
later dinner, perhaps, and a longer
nap in the afternoon than usual.
And then there were the talking
machines, thousands of them, grind
ing out entertainment. ' ' fn the eve
ning, with the shades drawn (and,
the temperature carefully regulated
bt not more than .68 degrees), the
dance records were put on in many
homes and the rus were rolled back
tid there was plenty cf terpsi
Downtown the appearance of
things was totally different from the
usual Sunday appearance. With the
theaters dark; these streets were
t.early deserted'. The occasional
passing of a street car or taxicab
or automobile only awoke echoes in
the stillness of the great canons be
tween the tall buildings. A
A traveling man at the Fontenellr
hotel remarked that he hadn't felt so
much at home since he had started
on his trip.
"Where is your home""' he Was
"Philadelphia," he replied with a
trace of a smile. "Yes, dear old
Philly, where every Sunday is just
like this Sunday in Omaha. No the
aters or movies are ever open on
Sunday. ' There ace no base ball
games there on Sunday. .You can't
even play tennis an Sunday,"
NAME H. GrTAYLOR
FUEL IN NEBRASKA
Continued Curtailment of Coal
in State Determined Vpon
, By Committee.
Lincoln, ' Dec. 7. H. G. Taylor,
chairman of the state railway com
mission, was Sunday appointed fuel
administrator for Nebraska. The ap
pointment, it is understood, came
from Hale Holden, regional director.
Mr. Taylor left for Chicago to con
sult with Mr. Holden.
Mr. TayMor's duties.-which he will
take up Tuesday, will be the organiz
ing fuel committees throughout
the state, and to 'see that conserva
tion rules are obeyed.
Plans in Nebraska arc to continue
the rigid policy of economizing in
coal, regardless of the- outcome of
the meeting at Indianapolis Tues
day. The Lincoln fuel administra
tion decided to hold in abeyance a
plan to further curtail coal consump
tion until the outcome of the strike
settlement negotiations are known.
The State university is. to remain
open on a short hour schedule.
Woman and Child
Killed by Airplane;
Chattanooga, Tcnn., Dec. 7. Two
persons. Mrs. M." Myers and Lena
Shell, a 7-year-old child, were killed
and a nuinoer of persons were in
jured, three probably fatally, at
Marr flying field Joy an airplane
crashing into a crowd of spectators.
V. Price Hollingsworth of Chicago,
the aviator, and his mechanician
were taken into custody and an in
vestigation into the cause of the ac
cident was begun by the coroner.
Most of the injured were children.-
Clergyman Killed When
s Auto Struck by Train
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 7. The New
York and Washington expre'ss on
the Pennsylvania railroad struck an
automobile at Bengies, Md., about
15 miles from this city. Rev. Will
iam H. Dell, who was in the ma
chine,was killed. The engine of the
express turned over and four
coaches left the track. A relief train
brought 'the passengers to Balti
more.. Several passengers-Were cut
by broken glass and the fireman was
Commander of V.iHa!s
m Own 'Bodyguard Gives Up
Juarez, Mex., Dec. 7. --Cap. . R.
DiazxCartines. commander of the
avjation squadron at Chihuahua, re
norts the surrender pf Geh., Nicolas
Hernandez, until recently in com
mand of Villa's personal bodyguard.
lie said Hernandez and 30 of his
men, rode into Parral four days ago
and gave themselves up. Hernandez
raid Villa s personal following had
dwindled to 20 men and that the
rebel leader was skulking in
mountains in the Guerrero district
AUSTRIAN HEAD :
ASKS ALLIES TO
Dr. Renner Also Wants Neu
tral Administrative Staff to
i Govern the Country.
Vienna,' .Dec. 7. Dr. Carl Ren
tier, the chancellor, has been notified
by the supreme council that it is
willing to receive him personally at
Paris to plead his country's danger
ous plight. Dr. Rennet' will beg for
immediate help, proposing as an al
ternative, the retirement of the pres
ent government and the election by
the allies of a neutral dictator and
administrative .staff "fb govern the
country. . y "
Serious bread riots ill the city and
suburbs of Innsbruck art?' reported.
Men, women and children have forc
ibly entered the warehouses of the
Farmers' association, restaurants,
shops and hotels and also the
Jesuits - Collegium and institute' in
Sagan, plundering and destroying.
Alarming Rumor. . .
Paris, Dec. 7. The Journal Des
Debats says that an alarming rumor
was in circulatibn Saturday on the
Vienna stock exchange that the gov
ernment would refuse to continue to
assume responsibility for affairs of
state and would hand over the gov
ernmental power to the entente.
Man From Grinnell,
Iowa, Drops Pead
In W. 0. W. Bldg,
A man believed from papers in
the pockets of his clothes to be
Glenn Slater, 1219 Spring street.
Grinnell. la., dropped dead in the
W O. W building at 2:30 Sunday
He had just come from the Buck
eye cafe. Harney and Fifteenth
streets, iip company with Thomas
Deely and H. C. Muugell of the
Knights of Columbus home, and
complained of feeling dizzy. He
took a bottle from his pocket whicji
contained a prescription given hifil
the. day before by a Dr. Hostetter.
he said, the physician having refused
o give him morphine. He .took
'Ofn? of the medicine and a few, mo
ments later fell in a faint. ' ",
. Three doctors in the building, Drs.
J. S". Stech, J. S. Broz and Barnard
Gilshannon, examined the body ancf
said the man had died of heart fail
ure". He had a small sum of money.
The tody, was taken to Hoffman's
funeral home. . - "
Arrested -Just After Gun
and Watches Are Stolen
Jay Cart, D.avenport hotel, was r
ested early this jnoruin? bv Police
.Officer Haney when M. Tu'chman,
Umaha grocer, pointed Card out as
the .man who kicked in the glass door
of the Commercial Clothing and
Jewelry company, 1207 Douglas
street, and started away with several
v.'atrhfc nnrl a mm i,,ct a fu mintc
the! before. Card was booked at Central
station for investigation.
President Wilson's Proposal
R eported. Acceptable to
Workers, But Nature of
Compromise a Mystery.
TO BUDGE AN (INCH;
Garfield Reiterates That Not
One Cent Could Be Added to
Price of Coal to Finance
Miners' Wage Increases. ,
Washington, Dec. 7. Govern
ment proposals for settling the coal
strike. tonight cloaked in a veil of
mystery which promised to lift only '
at Indianapolis Tuesday, when the
federal court and the leaders of the -United
Mine Workers alike will be
called upon to consider them.
Attorney General Palmer and his "
special assistant. Judge Ames, were
traveling to Indianapolis tonight on ', t
the same train with John L. Lewis, -acting
presideiit, and William Green,
secretary of the mine workers' t
union, whose secret visit and equally 5
secrets conference yesterday with.
Mr. Palmer and Joseph P. Tumulty, '
secretary to President Wilson," re- '
suited in a provisional agreement to
settle. Not one of the participant! -would
discuss its meaning or, intent
in any detail. Before boarding the
train for Indianapolis. Mr. Palmer,
however, said he was quite sure that )
the end of the strike was in sight.
It was learned that he would confer
with Judge Anderson of the federal
district court on reaching Indian- .
In official quarters. Fuel Adniinis.
trato Garfield, speaking with brev
ity and emphasis, added only doubt
to the situation. , r
: ' Garfieid Won't Budge,
-"My position has not been bulged
one inch and will not be," he said. ,
It was recalled that yesterday Dr.
Garfield had reiterated that not one
cent could be added to the price of
coal to finance wage increases to
the miners greater than the 14. per
cent he suggested which operators
could pay out of profits, and that the
government was behind him in the
stand. It also was pointed out that
on November 26 he suggested, this ,
basis of ogreement to the millers
with a proviso that an arbitration
commission' be appointed by 'the .
president to review his decision, with
power to change it if the commis- ,
sion should find economical justi
fication. This proposal the miners
representatives then instantly re-.'
From other authoritative sources
there was only the attorney gen
eral's statement issued last midnight -that
a "definite concrete proposition ;
from the president looking to the '.-
speedy settlement of the strike
bad been taken beforeLewis and X
Green, and that they had agreed to
recommend it to the national board
and policy committee of the mine -workers
Miners' Heads Silent. .
The miners' representatives, it de- .
veloped today, arrived in Washing
ton at noon Saturday and were
closeted until midnight with the at- .
torney general. They went from ,
the Department of Justice to the
home of a friend and did not appear
until train time tonight, and would
not then talk, or add anything to
the .attorney general's published ver
sion of the situation.' Who sent for
tlie miners' leaders, or whether thty .
came .to Washington of their own '
accord, was a question left un
answered by all concerned.
That the step taken guaranteed
the cessation of the coal strike on
the part of the organized miners
still out was not claimed anywhere.1, .".
A definite silence was maintained -officially
on this point. Likewise .the
executive committee pf .bituminous.1' ?
coal operators "watching the govern- ;j
mental activities had no Informaj
tion which it would ' divulge .'to- '-i
night. f v. , ; -. v .' '? .
Merely Conjecture. V-
Gossip was active over,' the situ?- ''
tion, which has involved almost ex- ;
(Continued, on Pag-o' Twn, Column One. V ,
Mother and Father K'. "
Blackliand r Victims; h
- ' 1 t
Pueblo, C6fo., Dec, 7. Mr. and '
Mrs! Dominick Pusateri were shot
arrd .kilted and i" their 12-year-old
dJughter, Angelina was" seriously .
wounded near 'their. home here.
Three other, children" escaped in
jury. . .
The shooting took place when the
family was returning from -a wed- .. :
ding. Two men, Supposed, by .the '
police to be members of a blackhand ,
gang, followed the family home on "'.
street car, according to the children.
When the family got off the Mr and '
started for their. home, a fcw'block
distant, the twolnen got off also and .
followed the party on foot. When
within but a short distance from .
their home the two men opened fire.
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